Denton at Sherman


What: District 5-5A


When: 7 p.m. Friday


Where: Bearcat Stadium


Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM


Records: Denton 2-3, 0-1; Sherman 2-3, 0-1


Last week: Denton lost against Denton Ryan 42-13; Sherman lost against Wichita Falls Rider 24-21


Series: Sherman leads 46-15-7


Last year: Denton won 38-24


Players to watch: Denton: QB Landry Kinne, DB Marcellus Lockley; Sherman: RB Nathaniel Omayebu, DL Ty Rockins


Notable: Last year’s loss was Sherman’s first in 10 meetings with Denton…Former Bearcat running back Xylohn Posey did not play against Ryan due to an injury…Omayebu finished with 28 carries for 207 yards and a TD against Rider.


Gunter at S&S


What: District 6-3A (II)


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday


Where: Ram Stadium


Broadcast: www.cjsportsent.com


Records: Gunter 5-0, 1-0; S&S 3-2, 0-1


Last week: Gunter beat Whitewright 66-0; S&S lost against Chisum 14-13


Series: Gunter leads 20-9


Last year: Gunter won 36-7


Players to watch: Gunter: RB Peyton Lowe, DL Gage Biggerstaff; S&S: ATH Chazz Maxey, LB Wyatt Brown


Notable: Gunter is going for its 22nd consecutive victory, which is the second-longest active streak in the state behind West Orange-Stark’s 30…The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the latest Class 3A Associated Press poll, with 17 out of 25 first-place votes…..Maxey filled in at quarterback for Jayce Howard against Chisum and the Rams totaled just 86 yards of offense.


Leonard at Whitewright


What: District 6-3A (II)


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday


Where: Tiger Stadium


Records: Leonard 2-2, 0-0; Whitewright 2-3, 0-1


Last week: Leonard was idle; Whitewright lost against Gunter 66-0


Series: Whitewright leads 43-22-4


Last year: Leonard won 53-14


Players to watch: Leonard: QB Ronnie Hart, LB Tanner Young; Whitewright: QB Marshall Mangrum…DB Marcus Reeves


Notable: Leonard has won 6 straight in the U.S. 69 series since Whitewright’s most recent win in 2010 … Whitewright had just 38 yards of offense last week against Gunter in the program’s worst loss since a 75-0 loss against Howe in 1990…The 68 points Leonard allowed in its last game against Valley View was the most since a 70-7 loss against Farmersville in 2007.


Blue Ridge at Tom Bean


What: District 6-2A (I)


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday


Where: Tomcat Stadium


Records: Blue Ridge 1-4, 0-1; Tom Bean 1-4, 1-0


Last week: Blue Ridge lost against Collinsville 14-7; Tom Bean beat Trenton 51-18


Series: Tom Bean leads 18-9


Last year: Tom Bean won 23-0


Players to watch: Blue Ridge: RB Garrett Mathers, DL Fernando Vasquez; Tom Bean: RB Blakeston Jones, DL Brandon Simmons


Notable: Jones helped Tom Bean win its district opener for the second straight season with 156 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries…Mathers has rushed for at least 100 yards in every game so far this season…Tom Bean has won nine straight games against Blue Ridge, dating back to the Tigers’ last victory in the series in 1979.


Trenton at Valley View


What: District 6-2A (I)


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday


Where: John Kassen Stadium


Records: Trenton 0-5, 0-1; Valley View 4-1, 1-0


Last week: Trenton lost against Tom Bean 51-18; Valley View beat Bells 32-14


Series: Valley View leads 5-0


Last year: Valley View won 62-0


Players to watch: Trenton: WR Hagen Moore, DL Angel Garcia; Valley View: QB Brady Jackson, DB Cale Kassen


Notable: Trenton has allowed at least 50 points in the last three games…The Eagles held Bells to 14 points after the Panthers went into the contest averaging a shade over 50 points per game…Valley View is on a four-game winning streak after losing its season-opener against third-ranked Muenster.


Celeste at Collinsville


What: District 6-2A (I)


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday


Where: W.L. Stephenson Athletic Complex


Records: Celeste 4-0, 0-0; Collinsville 4-1, 1-0


Last week: Celeste was idle; Collinsville beat Blue Ridge 14-7


Series: Celeste leads 15-7


Last year: Collinsville won 56-26


Players to watch: Celeste: ATH Jalen Rector, LB Isaiah Buckley; Collinsville: RB Garrett Vannoy, LB Raul Castorena


Notable: Prior to last year’s win, Collinsville’s most recent victory over Celeste had been in 2006 and the Blue Devils had won 14 of the last 15 meetings with the Pirates…Vannoy scored both Pirate touchdowns in the win last week against Blue Ridge…Celeste has bounced back nicely from its 0-10 record in 2016 and hasn’t allowed more than 22 points in a game so far in 2017.


Tioga at FW THESA


What: Non-district


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday


Where: Lake Worth Park


Records: Tioga 5-0; THESA 3-1


Last week: Tioga beat Rockwall Heritage 48-0; THESA was idle


Series: Tied 1-1


Last year: THESA won 58-13


Players to watch: Tioga: RB Cade Kimbrell, DL Logan Scott; THESA: QB Ford Spigener, LB Justin Simek


Notable: Tioga has back-to-back shutouts and allowed just one touchdown over its last three games, the best three-game stretch defensively since bringing back football in 2013…The Bulldogs are looking to start 6-0 for the second time in three seasons…THESA has scored at least 58 points in its three victories, and was shutout, 60-0, by Strawn in its only loss.


Forestburg at Savoy


What: Non-district


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday


Where: Robert F. Hodge Field


Records: Forestburg 4-1; Savoy 0-5


Last week: Forestburg defeated Trinidad 92-44; Savoy lost against Saint Jo 61-38


Series: Tied 1-1


Last year: Forestburg won 53-8


Players to watch: Forestburg: RB Bear Osteen, DB Fernando Gonzalez; Savoy: RB Patrik McCauley, DL Jake Popowski


Notable: Savoy scored a season-high 38 points in last week’s loss against Saint Jo…The Cardinals have allowed at least 52 points in four of their five games…Forestburg has won three straight and is averaging 72 points during that span.


Trinidad at Fannindel


What: Non-district


When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday


Where: Bishop Field


Records: Trinidad 3-3; Fannindel 3-2


Last week: Trinidad lost against Forestburg 92-44; Fannindel lost against Leverett’s Chapel 66-19


Series: Tied 3-3


Last year: Fannindel won 51-50


Players to watch: Trinidad: RB Josh Stamper, LB Talon Sims; Fannindel: ATH Tyreke Cuba, DB Daytorian Johnson


Notable: Fannindel carries a two-game losing streak into this match-up…After back-to-back 100-plus point games, the Falcons were held to a season-low 19 points last week….Stamper finished with 17 carries for 207 yards and three touchdowns in Trinidad’s loss against Forestburg last week…Trinidad beat Fannindel’s districtmate Fruitvale, 55-25, two weeks ago.