Note: All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise indicated.


Denton at Denison


What: District 5-5A


When: 7 p.m. Friday


Where: Munson Stadium


Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM


Records: Denton 3-4, 1-2; Denison 5-1, 2-0


Last week: Denton beat Wichita Falls 49-21; Denison beat WF Rider 41-38 in overtime


Series: Denison leads 26-19-1


Last year: Denton won 21-20


Players to watch: Denton: QB Landry Kinne, LB Tony Tony-Itoyah; Denison: QB Austin Emery, DL Jordin Hunter


Notable: Emery became the sixth Yellow Jacket in program history with 1,000 career rushing and 1,000 career passing yards…All but one of Denison’s games has been decided by 11 or fewer points…Denton scored a season-high in points last week as it snapped a four-game losing streak.


Denton Ryan at Sherman


What: District 5-5A


When: 7 p.m. Friday


Where: Bearcat Stadium


Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM


Records: Ryan 6-0, 2-0; Sherman 4-3, 2-1


Last week: Ryan was idle; Sherman beat Denton Braswell 49-21


Series: Ryan leads 4-1


Last year: Ryan won 57-14


Players to watch: Ryan: QB Spencer Sanders, LB Kosi Eldridge; Sherman: RB Nathaniel Omayebu, DB Austin Bindel


Notable: Bindel had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown last week, one of three INTs by the Bearcats…Sherman’s only victory against Ryan was a 28-21 margin in 2006…Denton Ryan is ranked No. 3 in the Class 5A Associated Press poll this week and has won 26 straight regular-season games.


Gainesville at Argyle


What: District 4-4A (I)


When: 7 p.m. Friday


Where: Eagle Stadium


Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM


Records: Gainesville 3-3, 1-0; Argyle 6-0, 1-0


Last week: Gainesville beat Burkburnett 46-21; Argyle beat Decatur 62-21


Series: Argyle leads 7-0


Last year: Argyle won 48-20


Players to watch: Gainesville: RB Calion Baker, LB Dangelo Wilson; Argyle: QB Jon Copeland, DB Gage Campbell


Notable: Gainesville has tripled its win total from last season and already matched the number of victories in district play in 2016…Baker needs 98 yards to reach 1,000 rushing for the season…Argyle is ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A Associated Press poll this week.


Quinlan Ford at Anna


What: District 7-4A (I)


Where: Coyote Stadium


Records: Quinlan Ford 5-1, 0-1; Anna 5-1, 1-0;


Last week: Quinlan Ford lost against Princeton 28-24; Anna beat North Lamar 44-12;


Series: Quinlan Ford leads 3-2


Last year: Quinlan Ford won 35-28


Players to watch: Quinlan Ford: QB Linus Beierschmitt, DL James Hoff; Anna: RB Aaron Lee, DL Bubba Jones


Notable: Lee ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns last week in the district opener…Last year’s match-up was the closest margin of victory in the series for either team…Princeton scored with 3:23 left last week to hand Quinlan Ford its first loss of the season.


Community at Celina


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Bobcat Stadium


Broadcast: www.homeofthebobcats.com


Records: Community 2-4, 0-1; Celina 4-2, 1-0


Last week: Community lost against Aubrey 38-28; Celina beat Caddo Mills 34-28


Series: Celina leads 10-4


Last year: Celina won 56-14


Players to watch: Community: QB Colby Warren, DL Connor Laughlin; Celina: RB Logan Point, LB Casen Heistand


Notable: Point’s second TD run of the game, early in the fourth quarter, was the difference against Caddo Mills…Celina has won seven straight against Community, whose last win in the series came in 1957… Community went to the fourth quarter against Aubrey up 21-17 before giving up three touchdowns.


Aubrey at Bonham


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Warrior Stadium


Broadcast: KFYN 95.7 FM / 1420 AM


Records: Aubrey 5-1, 1-0; Bonham 2-4, 0-1


Last week: Aubrey beat Community 38-28; Bonham lost against Melissa 52-25


Series: Aubrey leads 3-0


Last year: Aubrey won 35-7


Players to watch: Aubrey: QB Taylor Swarbrick, DL Seth Johnson; Bonham QB Tyler Rodriguez, LB Noah Shellman


Notable: Rodriguez ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in Bonham’s district-opening loss…Aubrey has won the meetings the last three seasons by at least 18 points…Aubrey’s lone loss on the season was a 20-7 decision against Whitesboro.


Melissa at Caddo Mills


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Ed Locker Stadium


Broadcast: www.melissacardinalsnetwork.com


Records: Melissa 5-1, 1-0; Caddo Mills 3-3, 0-1


Last week: Melissa beat Bonham 52-25; Caddo Mills lost against Celina 34-28


Series: Melissa leads 3-0


Last year: Melissa won 49-21


Players to watch: Melissa: RB J’Bray Young, LB Marvin Jordan; Caddo Mills: RB Payton Hammons, DB Kaulin Stanger


Notable: Young finished with 157 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries last week…Melissa scored 30 points in the third quarter to break open its win against Bonham…Hammons has scored 14 of Caddo Mills’ 22 touchdowns so far this season and only one other Fox has a TD in the last three games.


Van Alstyne at Howe


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Bulldog Stadium


Records: Van Alstyne 4-2, 0-1; Howe 0-6, 0-1


Last week: Van Alstyne lost against Whitesboro 28-27; Howe lost against Pottsboro 35-6


Series: Van Alstyne leads 35-17-2


Last year: Van Alstyne won 39-36


Players to watch: Van Alstyne: WR Chase Wilson, DL Cayson Miller; Howe: RB Andrew Griffin, DB Cade Courtney


Notable: Van Alstyne has won 10 straight in the off-again, on-again “Silver Spike” rivalry since Howe’s last win in 2000…The Panthers lost their district opener when they went for two after what would have been the tying touchdown in the final minute of the game…The Bulldogs have scored just nine touchdowns in their six games this season.


Pottsboro at Callisburg


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Wildcat Stadium


Broadcast: KPFC 89.3/91.9 FM; KZRC 96.1 FM


Records: Pottsboro 4-2, 1-0; Callisburg 1-5, 0-1


Last week: Pottsboro beat Howe 35-6; Callisburg lost against Pilot Point 45-7


Series: Pottsboro leads 15-3


Last year: Pottsboro won 56-0


Players to watch: Pottsboro: RB Will Cates, LB Cooper Bynum; Callisburg: RB Elijah Parker, LB Preston Duke


Notable: Pottsboro has won the last two meetings by a combined score of 113-7…Cates returned last week against Howe after missing a month due to injury…Parker had the Wildcats’ lone touchdown in their district-opening loss against Pilot Point.


Whitesboro at Pilot Point


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Massey Stadium


Broadcast: www.whitesboroisd.org


Records: Whitesboro 3-3, 1-0; Pilot Point 2-4, 1-0


Last week: Whitesboro beat Van Alstyne 28-27; Pilot Point beat Callisburg 45-7


Series: Pilot Point leads 27-19-4


Last year: Pilot Point won 10-9


Players to watch: Whitesboro: RB Brooks Barker, LB Brent Riddle; Pilot Point: RB Quincy Kemp, DL Tony Puga


Notable: Barker had 25 carries for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Van Alstyne…Pilot Point is going for its fourth straight victory in the series…Pilot Point snapped a four-game losing streak last week and produced a season-high in points as the Bearcats went into the game against Callisburg with just 60 points on the season.


Gunter at Cooper


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Bulldog Stadium


Broadcast: www.cjsportsent.com


Records: Gunter 7-0, 3-0; Cooper 3-3, 2-0


Last week: Gunter beat Prairiland 55-7; Cooper beat Chisum 29-0


Series: Cooper leads 3-2


Last year: Gunter won 57-0


Players to watch: Gunter: ATH Braiden Clopton, DL, Colton Schmitz; Cooper: RB Brayden Toon, LB Taylor Knickerbocker


Notable: The 57-point margin was the most in Gunter’s run to the state title last season…The Tigers are No. 1 in the Class 3A Associated Press poll and are receiving 14 of 25 first-place votes…Cooper has not allowed a point so far in district play, earning shutouts against Prairiland (55-0) and Paris Chisum (29-0).


Whitewright at S&S


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Ram Stadium


Records: Whitewright 2-4, 0-2; S&S 3-4, 0-3;


Last week: Whitewright was idle; S&S lost against Leonard 42-28;


Series: Whitewright leads 14-6-1


Last year: Whitewright won 39-22


Players to watch: Whitewright: RB Marcus Reeves, LB Neal Taylor; S&S: QB Jayce Howard, LB Chazz Maxey


Notable: Howard returned last week against Leonard after missing two games with an injury….Whitewright snapped S&S’ four-game winning streak in the series last season…Whitewright comes into the game on a three-game losing streak.


Leonard at Prairiland


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Patriot Stadium


Records: Leonard 3-3, 2-0; Prairiland 0-7, 0-3


Last week: Leonard beat S&S 42-28; Prairiland lost against Gunter 55-7


Series: Leonard leads 2-1


Last year: Leonard won 57-12


Players to watch: Leonard: RB J.J. Brian, DB Austin Wilkerson; Prairiland: RB Garrett Fletcher, DT Hayden Mouser


Notable: Brian scored four touchdowns (3 rushing, kickoff return)…Leonard has scored at least 42 points in three straight games and four of the last five…Prairiland has lost 13 straight games dating back to last season.


Blue Ridge at Bells


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Panther Stadium


Records: Blue Ridge 2-5, 1-2; Bells 5-1, 1-1


Last week: Blue Ridge lost against Valley View 55-20; Bells beat Trenton 83-0


Series: Bells leads 8-7


Last year: Bells won 18-13


Players to watch: Blue Ridge: QB Tyson Walters, LB Jacob Stroup; Bells: QB Bryan Ponder, LB Dylan Hall


Notable: Ponder set the Texas high school single-game touchdown pass record with 11 last week against Trenton….Walters had a hand in all three Blue Ridge scores against Valley View…The Panthers’ shutout win against Trenton was the largest blanking in program history, surpassing a 66-0 win over Pottsboro in 1972, and surpassed an 80-6 victory against Savoy in 1989 for largest margin of victory. It was the second-most points scored by Bells, behind last season’s 94-74 victory.


Collinsville at Tom Bean


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Tomcat Stadium


Records: Collinsville 4-2, 1-1; Tom Bean 1-6, 1-2


Last week: Collinsville was idle; Tom Bean lost against Celeste 34-2


Series: Collinsville leads 15-9


Last year: Collinsville won 45-7


Players to watch: Collinsville: RB Gustavo Romo, DB Cooper Smith; Tom Bean: RB Blakeston Jones, DL Hunter Knight


Notable: Three of Collinsville’s last four games have seen neither team score more than 17 points….The Tomcats have been held without a touchdown in half of their six losses…Collinsville has won three straight against Tom Bean and the Tomcats last win over the Pirates was in 1977.


Wolfe City at Honey Grove


What: District 9-2A (I)


Where: Warrior Field


Records: Wolfe City 6-0, 1-0; Honey Grove 4-2, 1-0


Last week: Wolfe City beat James Bowie 63-13; Honey Grove beat Linden-Kildare 27-18


Series: Honey Grove leads 53-17-3


Last year: Wolfe City won 43-0


Players to watch: Wolfe City: RB Devonta Brown, DL Dakota Flud; Honey Grove: RB Jacob Caffee, DB Devin Fulbright


Notable: The Wolves have point totals in the 70s, 60s, 50s and 40s so far this season…A win by the Warriors would be their second straight over an undefeated team…Wolfe City has matched its win total from last season…Honey Grove has already doubled its win total from last season and equaled its total of district victories.


Texoma Christian at Dallas Shelton


What: TAPPS District 3-III


When: 6 p.m. Saturday


Where: Plano John Paul II


Records: TCS 4-1, 0-1; Shelton 5-0, 1-0


Last week: TCS lost against Dallas First Baptist 54-14; Shelton beat Gainesville State School 47-18


Series: Shelton leads 1-0


Last year: Shelton won 33-7


Players to watch: TCS: WR Tex Monk, LB Jerry Dodds; Shelton: QB Benny Smith, LB Clay Kennedy


Notable: Monk had 109 yards and a touchdown on four catches last week…The Eagles had their school record four-game winning streak end against First Baptist…Dallas Shelton has already matched its win total from last season and one more win will give it its first winning season since 2011.


Tioga at Fannindel


What: District 15-1A (I)


Where: Bishop Field


Records: Tioga 6-1, 1-0; Fannindel 3-3, 0-0


Last week: Tioga beat Fruitvale 48-0; Fannindel was idle


Series: Series tied 2-2


Last year: Tioga won 52-0


Players to watch: Tioga: RB Cade Kimbrell, DL Javier Rivera; Fannindel: ATH Tyreke Cuba, DB Justin Miller


Notable: Kimbrell has 1,093 yards and 25 touchdowns on 93 carries so far this season…Tioga has won the last two meetings by a combined 108-7 score…The Bulldogs would clinch a playoff spot with a victory…Fannindel is trying to stop a three-game losing streak.


Savoy at Fruitvale


What: District 15-1A (I)


Where: Bobcat Stadium


Records: Savoy 0-6, 0-0; Fruitvale 0-6, 0-1


Last week: Savoy was idle; Fruitvale lost against Tioga 48-0


Series: Savoy leads 7-1


Last year: Savoy won 68-19


Players to watch: Savoy: RB Patrik McCauley, DL Nick Thigpen; Fruitvale: QB Preston Thompson, DB Paul Garner


Notable: McCauley leads the team with 89 carries for 740 yards and nine touchdowns….The Cardinals’ only loss against Fruitvale was in 1989…Fruitvale has lost 12 straight games dating back to last season and just once in the past 20 contests.