Note: All of the games are non-district and begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise indicated.
Sherman at Garland Naaman Forest
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Williams Stadium
Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM
Records: Sherman 2-1; Naaman Forest 3-0
Last week: Sherman beat Mount Pleasant 35-33; Naaman Forest beat Grand Prairie 21-0
Series: Naaman Forest leads 1-0
Last year: Naaman Forest won 21-15 in OT
Players to watch: Sherman: RB Nathaniel Omayebu, DB Ben Cross; Naaman Forest: QB Thomas Gutierrez, DL Nico Ezidore
Notable: This is the second of three Thursday contests, all in a four-week span, for the Bearcats…Omayebu had more carries against Mount Pleasant (27), than in the first two games (26)…Naaman Forest has allowed just three touchdowns this season and none in the last five quarters.
Denison at Frisco Heritage
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Memorial Stadium
Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM
Records: Denison 3-0; Heritage 0-3
Last week: Denison beat Abilene Wylie 24-23; Heritage lost against Grapevine 66-52;
Series: Denison leads 1-0
Last year: Denison won 64-60
Players to watch: Denison: RB Kenny Gaffney, DE Logan Wagner; Heritage: QB Amare Jones, DB Ky Halton
Notable: The combined 124 points in the match-up last season is tied for the second-highest scoring game in Denison history…Wagner has recovered a fumble in every game so far for the Jackets…Frisco Heritage has allowed at least 598 yards in each game.
Gainesville at Springtown
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Porcupine Stadium
Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM
Records: Gainesville 2-1; Springtown 0-3
Last week: Gainesville beat Bridgeport 53-28; Springtown lost against Granbury 42-20
Series: Gainesville leads 4-3
Last year: Springtown won 61-32
Players to watch: Gainesville: RB Calion Baker, LB Leo Sustaita; Springtown: RB Cameron Rickett
Notable: Gainesville has already won more games in 2017 than it did last season…Baker is averaging nine yards per carry (59 for 530 …Springtown has allowed at least six touchdowns in each game this year.
Pottsboro at North Lamar
Where: R.L. Maddox Stadium
Broadcast: KZRC 96.1 FM; KPLT 107.7 FM
Records: Pottsboro 2-1; North Lamar 1-2
Last week: Pottsboro beat Bonham 45-21; North Lamar lost against Greenville 35-31;
Series: Pottsboro leads 1-0
Last year: Pottsboro won 45-28
Players to watch: Pottsboro: QB Hunter Watson, LB Eric DeLaCruz; North Lamar: RB Jeremiah Gunther, LB Austin Exum
Notable: Watson already has nine rushing touchdowns…The Cardinals can clinch a winning non-district record for the eighth straight season with a victory…North Lamar has three players with at least 200 yards rushing on the year.
Quinlan Ford at Howe
Where: Bulldog Stadium
Records: Quinlan Ford 3-0; Howe 0-3;
Last week: Quinlan Ford beat Venus 42-3; Howe lost against Muenster 46-12
Series: Howe leads 4-1
Last year: Howe won 44-13
Players to watch: Quinlan Ford: QB Linus Beierschmitt, DL James Hoff; Howe: RB Andrew Griffin, LB JC Helpenstell
Notable: Griffin led on offense (15 carries for 116) and defense (8.5 tackles) against Muenster…Bulldog QB Cirby Coheley has thrown for passes this season (39), than Howe did in all of 2016 (32)…Quinlan Ford is averaging 405 rushing yards in its perfect start to the season.
Fort Worth YMLA at Celina
Where: Bobcat Stadium
Records: YMLA 0-2; Celina 1-2
Last week: YMLA lost against Waco La Vega 42-12; Celina lost against Argyle 49-34;
Series: Celina leads 1-0
Last year: Celina won 72-0
Players to watch: YMLA: RB J'eon Burnett, DB Kirk Preston; Celina: QB Noah Ross, LB Casen Heistand
Notable: Ross ran for 221 yards and two touchdowns against Argyle last week…Celina is tied for 16th in the Class 4A Associated Press statewide poll this week…YMLA, a charter school assigned to Class 5A despite an enrollment of only 128 students, has been outscored 111-0 on the year and allowed 507 yards to defending 4A Division I state champion La Vega.
Bonham at Anna
Where: Coyote Stadium
Broadcast: KFYN 95.7 FM/1420 AM
Records: Bonham 1-2; Anna 2-1
Last week: Bonham lost against Pottsboro 45-21; Anna beat Van Alstyne 33-15
Series: Anna leads 5-4
Last year: Anna won 20-14
Players to watch: Bonham: WR Ty Bateman, DB Austin Fortune; Anna: RB Abner Dubar, DB Josh Abara
Notable: The Coyotes have won three straight games against the Warriors…Anna QB Keelan Crosby was injured last week and might not be available…Hayden Stevenson had a 108-yard kickoff return for a TD in the loss to Pottsboro.
Melissa at Whitesboro
Where: Bearcat Stadium
Broadcast: www.whitesboroisd.org; www.melissaisd .org/mcnradio
Records: Melissa 2-1; Whitesboro 2-1
Last week: Melissa beat Waxahachie Life 50-29; Whitesboro lost against Gunter 52-13
Series: Melissa leads 1-0
Last year: Melissa won 34-14
Players to watch: Melissa: QB Brendon Lewis, DB Chance Mapps; Whitesboro: QB Scout Sanders, DB Noah Greisen
Notable: Whitesboro scored the most points against the defending 3A Division II champs so far in 2017…Lewis had five touchdown passes last week…The Cardinals scored 44 points in the middle two quarters of their win against Waxahachie Life.
Van Alstyne at Community
Where: Braves Field
Records: Van Alstyne 2-1; Community 2-1
Last week: Van Alstyne lost against Anna 33-15; Community lost against Sunnyvale 24-9
Series: Van Alstyne leads 10-1
Last year: Van Alstyne won 48-14
Players to watch: Van Alstyne: WR Chase Wilson, LB Justin Barnes; Community: QB Colby Warren, DE Seth Johnson
Notable: Barnes had a fumble return for a touchdown against Anna…The Panthers mustered just 198 yards and eight first downs in their first loss of the season…Community's only win in the series was a 35-7 decision during district play in 2005.
Pilot Point at Gunter
Where: Tiger Stadium
Records: Gunter 3-0; Pilot Point 1-2
Last week: Gunter beat Whitesboro 52-13; Pilot Point lost against Aubrey 28-6
Series: Pilot Point leads 23-3-3
Last year: Gunter won 27-21
Players to watch: Pilot Point: QB Jacob Pitts, DB Ty Hellman; Gunter: QB Daylan Bower, DB Layke Reed
Notable: Gunter is ranked No. 1 in the Class 3A Associated Press statewide poll, with 14 of 24 first-place votes…A win would be the 20th straight for the Tigers, matching the school record from 1956-58 as a six and then eight-man squad…After opening the season with a victory, Pilot Point has scored just one touchdown the past two games…The six-point margin last year was Gunter's closest call on the way to an undefeated championship season.
Tom Bean at Callisburg
Where: Wildcat Stadium
Broadcast: KPFC 89.3/91.9 FM
Records: Tom Bean 0-3; Callisburg 0-3
Last week: Tom Bean lost against Whitewright 47-16; Callisburg lost against Cooper 20-7
Series: Callisburg leads 9-3
Last year: Callisburg won 56-8
Players to watch: Tom Bean: WR Dylan Harmon, DE Hunter Knight; Callisburg: RB Justin Crisp, LB Preston Duke
Notable: Between the two teams, only once this season have they scored more than 16 points…Tom Bean is trying to avoid a second straight 0-4 start…The Wildcats have won the last two meetings by a combined score of 110-8.
Ponder at S&S
Where: Ram Stadium
Records: Ponder 1-2; S&S 3-0
Last week: Ponder lost against Holliday 49-7; S&S beat Collinsville 17-10
Series: Ponder leads 1-0
Last year: Ponder won 35-31
Players to watch: Ponder: RB Kaden McEwen, LB Brock Anderson; S&S: WR Cole Sloan, DL Blake Fanning
Notable: S&S is off to a 3-0 start for just the fifth time in school history and first since the 2013 season…Sloan has led the Rams in receiving the last two games…Ponder has just 88 yards passing in three contests this season, including only 18 last week.
Leonard at Valley View
Where: John Kassen Stadium
Records: Leonard 1-2; Valley View 2-1;
Last week: Leonard lost against Celeste 19-18; Valley View beat Muenster Sacred Heart 35-27
Series: Valley View leads 2-1
Last year: Leonard won 53-24
Players to watch: Leonard: QB Ronnie Hart, DB Michael Shulze; Valley View: QB Brady Jackson, LB Miguel Bravo
Notable: Hart had 139 yards and two touchdowns rushing and 169 yards and a TD passing last week….Leonard fell on a touchdown pass with seven seconds left against Celeste…Valley View has won two straight after opening with a loss against Class 2A No. 4 ranked Muenster.
Whitewright at Lone Oak
Where: Buffalo Stadium
Records: Whitewright 2-1; Lone Oak 2-1
Last week: Whitewright beat Tom Bean 47-16; Lone Oak lost against Caddo Mills 42-33
Series: Lone Oak leads 3-1
Last year: Lone Oak won 56-39
Players to watch: Whitewright: RB Dylan Cordell, DB Tim Richey; Lone Oak: QB Quaid Williams, DL Tyler Culley
Notable: The Tigers had a pair of 100-yard rushers against rival Tom Bean — Cordell (130 yards) and Marcus Reeves (121 yards)…Whitewright's only win against the Buffaloes came in the 2001 season-opener…Williams was 21-of-26 for 308 yards and four TDs passing and added 85 yards and a TD rushing against Caddo Mills.
Blue Ridge at Boles
Where: Kevin Kiper Memorial Stadium
Records: Blue Ridge 1-2; Boles 0-3
Last week: Blue Ridge lost against Honey Grove 30-26; Boles lost against Detroit 50-22
Series: Blue Ridge leads 6-3
Last year: Blue Ridge won 50-28
Players to watch: Blue Ridge: WR Joel Linn, DB Tyson Walters; Boles: RB Josiah Wilson, DB Kyle Green
Notable: So far this season Linn has 23 catches for 459 and eight touchdowns…Blue Ridge has lost two straight after opening with a victory against Detroit….Quinlan Boles has allowed at least 50 points in three of its last four games.
Bells at Honey Grove
Where: Warrior Stadium
Records: Bells 3-0; Honey Grove 2-1
Last week: Bells beat Chisum 43-0; Honey Grove beat Blue Ridge 30-26
Series: Honey Grove leads 15-6
Last year: Bells won 39-0
Players to watch: Bells: TE Newman Montgomery, DL Jorge Arevalo; Honey Grove: RB Trel Pruitt, LB Isaiah Campbell
Notable: Newman caught two of Bryan Ponder's four touchdown passes last week against Paris Chisum….Pruitt had 18 carries for 137 yards and three touchdowns as Honey Grove edged Blue Ridge last week…A win by head coach Scott Ponder will be his 24th at Bells, tying him with Leslie West (1948-54) for third most by a Panthers coach since 1935.
Collinsville at Perrin-Whitt
Where: Pirate Stadium
Records: Collinsville 2-1; Perrin-Whitt 0-3
Last week: Collinsville lost against S&S 17-10; Perrin-Whitt lost against FW Lake Country 49-19
Series: Collinsville leads 1-0
Last year: Collinsville won 50-14
Players to watch: Collinsville: RB Garrett Vannoy, DL Arthur Nixon; Perrin-Whitt: QB Hank Moore, DL Sam Hufnagle
Notable: Vannoy had 10 carries for 94 yards and caught a 49-yard TD pass last week against S&S…Collinsville as not allowed more than 21 points in a game this season…Perrin-Whitt has allowed at least 40 points in every game so far this season.
Cumby at Trenton
Where: Tiger Stadium
Records: Cumby 0-3; Trenton 0-3
Last week: Cumby lost against Wolfe City 49-14; Trenton lost against Rivercrest 55-0
Series: Cumby leads 3-0
Last year: Cumby won 44-0
Players to watch: Cumby: QB Cameron Scott, LB Austin Thomas; Trenton: RB Tyler Gray, LB Tyler Haggard
Notable: Trenton managed just 19 yards of offense it its loss to Rivercrest….The Tigers have been shut out twice in three games…Cumby lost to Trenton's districtmate Celeste, 35-22, in the season-opener.
Wolfe City at Detroit
Where: Eagle Stadium
Records: Wolfe City 3-0; Detroit 1-2
Last week: Wolfe City beat Cumby 49-14; Detroit beat Boles 50-22
Series: Wolfe City leads 6-0
Last year: Wolfe City won 31-0
Players to watch: Wolfe City: QB Jed Cagle, DL Jacob Pack; Detroit: QB Miles Davis, RB Tyrone Rosser
Notable: The Wolves go up against their former head coach M.K. Hamilton, who is in his first season at Detroit after one season at Ranger…Cagle ran for three touchdowns and threw a TD pass last week…Wolfe City has won five of the six meetings with Detroit by shutout, including the last three.
Irving Highlands at Texoma Christian
Where: Center Street Park
Records: Highlands 0-3; TCS 2-0
Last week: Highlands lost against Dallas HSAA 58-44; TCS beat Kennedale Fellowship 34-16
Series: TCS leads 1-0
Last year: TCS won 37-22
Players to watch: Highlands: QB Donavyn Lester, DB John Preza; TCS: QB Jack Turner, DL Dayne Kelley
Notable: The Eagles are off to a 2-0 start for the first time in their program's short history…Turner ran for two touchdowns, threw a TD pass and scored on an interception return last week…Highlands was originally assigned by TAPPS to the Eagles' football district, but is playing as an independent.
Denton Calvary at Savoy
Where: Robert F. Hodge Field
Records: Calvary 2-1; Savoy 0-3
Last week: Calvary beat CHANT 32-30; Savoy lost against Rockwall Heritage 46-0
Series: Calvary leads 1-0
Last year: Calvary won 38-22
Players to watch: Calvary: QB Jacob Helzer, DB P.J. Orr; Savoy: RB Patrik McCauley, LB Coby Wilson
Notable: Savoy will be trying to avoid a second straight 0-4 start…The Cardinals have scored just 30 points in three games in 2017….Helzer ran for 202 yards and five touchdowns as Calvary edged CHANT for its second straight victory.
Campbell at Fannindel
When: 7:30 p.m. tonight
Where: Bishop Field
Records: Campbell 0-2; Fannindel 3-0
Last week: Campbell lost against Fannindel 106-56; Fannindel beat Campbell 106-56
Series: Fannindel leads 4-1
Last week: Fannindel won 106-56
Players to watch: Campbell: QB Matthew Morrison, WR Nate Dart; Fannindel: RB Dayton Dunbar, DB Tyreke Cuba
Notable: This is the second of a home-and-home between the Falcons and Indians…Dunbar ran for 144 yards and eight touchdowns….The Falcons broke the school record for points for the second time in three weeks, surpassing the 104 in the season-opener.
Tioga at Dallas Tyler Street
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Crusaders Field
Records: Tioga 3-0; Dallas Tyler Street 2-1
Last week: Tioga beat Newcastle 51-6; Dallas Tyler Street beat North Central Texas Academy 110-100
Series: First Meeting
Players to watch: Tioga: RB Cade Kimbrell, DB Cole Biggs; Dallas Tyler Street: n/a
Notable: This match-up replaces a contest against Rockwall Heritage from last season…Kimbrell ran for 127 yards and four touchdowns last week against Newcastle…One of Tyler Street's victories is a forfeit against Full Armor Christian Academy.