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


Denton Ryan at Denison


What: District 5-5A


Where: Munson Stadium


Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM


Records: Ryan 8-0, 4-0; Denison 7-1, 4-0


Last week: Ryan beat Wichita Falls 41-13; Denison beat Denton Braswell 56-0


Series: Ryan leads 4-1


Last year: Ryan won 41-14


Players to watch: Ryan: QB Spencer Sanders, LB Kosi Eldridge; Denison: RB Bubba Roberts, LB Mateo Reyes


Notable: The winner of this game earns at least a share of the district championship. Both teams have already clinched playoff spots…Denison is coming off its first shutout since the middle of the 2008 season…Ryan, which has scored at least 41 points in every game but one, remains at No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press Class 5A poll.


Sherman at Wichita Falls


What: District 5-5A


Where: Memorial Stadium


Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM


Records: Wichita Falls 2-7, 0-5; Sherman 4-4, 2-2


Last week: Wichita Falls lost against Denton Ryan 41-13; Sherman was idle


Series: Wichita Falls leads 21-16-2


Last year: Sherman won 30-22


Players to watch: Sherman: RB Nathaniel Omayebu, DB Gage Smith; Wichita Falls: WR Jordan Hatton, DL Jesus Silva


Notable: Sherman will clinch a playoff spot with a victory or a Braswell loss against Rider on Thursday night…Omayebu has 1,078 yards and 13 touchdowns on 163 carries so far in 2017…This is the last game of the season for Wichita Falls, which has the district bye next week, and final chance to break their six-game losing streak.


Sanger at Gainesville


What: District 4-4A (I)


Where: Leopard Stadium


Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM


Records: Sanger 3-5, 1-2; Gainesville 3-5, 1-2


Last week: Sanger lost against Argyle 42-14; Gainesville lost against Decatur 65-51


Series: Gainesville leads 15-10-1


Last year: Sanger won 64-38


Players to watch: Sanger: RB Gavin Brown, DB Cade Pennington; Gainesville: QB Draylon Franklin, DB Josh Kemp


Notable: The winner of this game will move the brink of clinching a playoff spot…Franklin threw for 325 yards and six touchdowns last week against Decatur…Sanger has scored 24 of its 31 offensive touchdowns on the ground with Brown notching 10 of those.


Paris at Anna


What: District 7-4A (I)


Where: Coyote Stadium


Broadcast: KBUS 101.9 FM


Records: Paris 5-3, 2-1; Anna 6-2, 2-1


Last week: Paris beat Quinlan Ford 41-20; Anna lost against Liberty-Eylau 38-24


Series: Paris leads 3-0


Last year: Paris won 41-0


Players to watch: Paris: QB Kobe Savage, LB James Neal; Anna: RB Josh Abara, LB King Oke


Notable: The winner will clinch a playoff spot…Both Abara and Aaron Lee ran for 166 yards apiece last week against Liberty-Eylau…Half of Paris’ last six games have been decided by five points or less…Anna has already won more district games than it did last season.


Bonham at Celina


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Bobcat Stadium


Broadcast: www.homeofthebobcats.com; KFYN 95.9 / 1420 AM


Records: Bonham 3-5, 1-2; Celina 5-3, 2-1


Last week: Bonham beat Community 42-20; Celina lost to Melissa 35-14


Series: Celina leads 7-0


Last year: Celina won 54-24


Players to watch: Bonham: QB Tyler Rodriguez, LB Izaiah Epps; Celina: RB Logan Point, DB Skyler Bohall


Notable: Celina will look to clinch its 24rd playoff appearance in a row with a victory this week…Rodriguez had a hand in five touchdowns last week (3 passing, 2 rushing)…Celina did not complete a pass on 11 attempts last week against Melissa.


Aubrey at Melissa


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Cardinal Stadium


Broadcast: www.melissacardinalsnetwork.com


Records: Aubrey 7-1, 3-0; Melissa 7-1, 3-0


Last week: Aubrey beat Caddo Mills 40-20; Melissa beat Celina 35-14


Series: Melissa leads 2-1


Last year: Aubrey won 35-21


Players to watch: Aubrey: RB Spencer Nuemann; Melissa: RB Ja’Bray Young, DB Cole McCraw


Notable: Both teams have clinched playoff spots and the winner earns at least a share of the district championship…McCraw had two interceptions as Melissa held Celina without a completion last week…Neumann ran for 160 yards and three touchdowns last week in the Chaps’ win over Caddo Mills.


Van Alstyne at Pottsboro


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Jim Henderson Memorial Stadium


Broadcast: KZRC 96.1 FM


Records: Van Alstyne 6-2, 2-1; Pottsboro 6-2, 3-0


Last week: Van Alstyne beat Callisburg 63-10; Pottsboro beat Pilot Point 27-21;


Series: Pottsboro leads 17-7


Last year: Pottsboro won 30-24 (OT)


Players to watch: Van Alstyne: WR Chase Wilson, DB Colton Hobbs; Pottsboro: QB Hunter Watson, DL Blake Poe


Notable: Van Alstyne will clinch a playoff spot with a victory. Pottsboro has already clinched….Wilson has eight touchdown catches and is averaging 17.2 yards per reception…Van Alstyne’s 63 points last week were the most since a 70-28 win over Community in 2011….Watson’s 250 rushing yards last week was the fourth-best total in Pottsboro history.


Whitesboro at Callisburg


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Wildcat Stadium


Broadcast: KPFC 89.3 / 91.9 FM; www.whitesboroisd.org


Records: Whitesboro 5-3, 3-0; Callisburg 1-7, 1-3


Last week: Whitesboro beat Howe 34-12; Callisburg lost against Van Alstyne 63-10


Series: Whitesboro leads 12-3


Last year: Whitesboro won 35-21


Players to watch: Whitesboro: RB Brooks Barker, LB Nolan Frith; Callisburg: RB Justin Crisp, DB Garrett Thurman


Notable: Whitesboro has won four straight against Callisburg…Whitesboro scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, including back-to-back interception returns for touchdowns by Barker and Frith, to pull away from Howe…Callisburg has not scored more than 14 points in any of its last fourth games.


Howe at Pilot Point


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Massey Stadium


Records: Howe 0-8, 0-3; Pilot Point 2-6, 1-2


Last week: Howe lost against Whitesboro 34-12; Pilot Point lost against Pottsboro 27-21


Series: Pilot Point leads 18-15-1


Last year: Howe won 31-3


Players to watch: Howe: RB Andrew Griffin, DB Hunter Cheatham; Pilot Point: WR Tyler Williams, DB Reagan Gochis


Notable: Pilot Point would clinch a playoff spot with a win and a Callisburg loss…Williams caught a pair of touchdowns last week against Pottsboro…Griffin had 110 yards on 19 carries against Whitesboro…Howe was held to two touchdowns or less for the seventh time in eight games.


S&S at Prairiland


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Patriot Stadium


Records: S&S 4-4, 1-3; Prairiland 1-8, 1-4


Last week: S&S was idle; Prairiland beat Whitewright 36-18


Series: S&S leads 2-1


Last year: S&S won 68-6


Players to watch: S&S: QB Jayce Howard, LB Devin Jackson; Prairiland: RB Garrett Fletcher, DL Hayden Mouser


Notable: Both teams need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive going into the final week…The Rams tied a season-low in allowing 10 points in its win two weeks ago against Whitewright…Fletcher ran for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 48 carries as Prairiland ended its 14-game losing streak dating back to last season.


Whitewright at Cooper


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Bulldog Stadium


Records: Whitewright 2-6, 0-4; Cooper 3-5, 2-2


Last week: Whitewright lost against Prairiland 36-18; Cooper lost against Leonard 31-30


Series: Whitewright leads 12-10-1


Last year: Whitewright won 44-12


Players to watch: Whitewright: RB Neal Taylor, LB Seth WIlliams; Cooper: RB Braydon Toon, DL Trenton Blundell


Notable: Cooper would clinch a playoff spot with a win and an S&S loss….Taylor totaled 144 yards and a TD rushing and 53 yards and a TD receiving against Prairiland…Cooper scored in the final minute, plus added the conversion, against Leonard but fell short when the Tigers recovered the onside kick.


Leonard at Paris Chisum


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Mustang Stadium


Broadcast: KLOW 98.9 FM


Records: Leonard 5-3, 4-0; Chisum 3-5, 2-2


Last week: Leonard beat Cooper 31-30; Chisum lost against Gunter 43-0


Series: Leonard leads 5-4


Last year: Leonard won 48-12


Players to watch: Leonard: TE Byron Bolin, LB Tanner Young; Chisum: QB Luke Chalaire, DB Chase McCleskey


Notable: Chisum would clinch a playoff spot with a win and an S&S loss. Leonard has already earned it spot in the postseason…Bolin had a pair of touchdown catches last week as the Tigers improved to 2-1 in games decided by two points or less this season…Chisum has been shutout for the last two games (Gunter and Cooper).


Tom Bean at Valley View


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: John Kassen Field


Records: Tom Bean 1-7, 1-3; Valley View 8-1, 5-0


Last week: Tom Bean was idle; Valley View beat Collinsville 34-6


Series: Valley View leads 4-1


Last year: Tom Bean won 24-22


Players to watch: Tom Bean: ATH Bryce Grier, DL Brandon Simmons; Valley View: RB Clint Epperson, DL Tripp Moss


Notable: Valley View will clinch the outright district title with a win because it closes with the bye. The Eagles are already the district’s top seed for the playoffs…Grier had seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score in Tom Bean’s game two weeks ago against Collinsville… Valley View’s only loss was in the season-opener against No. 3 Muenster.


Collinsville at Bells


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Panther Stadium


Records: Collinsville 5-3, 2-2; Bells 6-2, 2-2


Last week: Collinsville lost against Valley View 34-6; Bells lost against Celeste 49-21


Series: Bells leads 17-8-2


Last year: Collinsville won 36-21


Players to watch: Collinsville: QB Cooper Smith, LB Raul Castorena; Bells: RB Eli Strickland, DL Jarrett Ryon


Notable: The winner will move to cusp of clinching a playoff spot…Bells allowed 28 points in the fourth quarter as Celeste broke a 21-all tie after three quarters…Strickland ran for 166 yards on 24 carries last week against Celeste…The Pirates were held to a season-low in points against Valley View.


Celeste at Trenton


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Tiger Stadium


Records: Celeste 7-1, 3-1; Trenton 0-8, 0-4


Last week: Celeste beat Bells 49-21; Trenton lost against Blue Ridge 47-0


Series: Celeste leads 9-3


Last year: Trenton won 59-38


Players to watch: Celeste: QB Logan Franklin, ATH Jalen Rector; Trenton: QB Christian Verde, DB Zachary Fox


Notable: Celeste will clinch a playoff spot with a victory and be on the verge of wrapping up the district’s second seed…Trenton has been shut out for the past three games and five times on the season…The Blue Devils continue their big bounce-back season after going 0-10 in 2016.


Boles at Honey Grove


What: District 9-2A (I)


Where: Warrior Stadium


Records: Boles 1-7, 0-3; Honey Grove 4-4, 1-2


Last week: Boles lost against Wolfe City 54-0; Honey Grove lost against Rivercrest 43-2


Series: Boles leads 4-3


Last year: Boles won 14-12


Players to watch: Boles: RB Josiah Wilson, DB Michael McBrayer; Honey Grove: RB Jacob Caffee, DL Austin Wilkison


Notable: Honey Grove would clinch a playoff spot if it wins its last two games…The Warriors were without leading rusher Trel Pruitt last week against Rivercrest due to injury…Boles’ only victory was a 13-6 margin against Blue Ridge five weeks ago.


Wolfe City at Linden-Kildare


What: District 9-2A (I)


Where: Jack Hetherington Stadium


Records: Wolfe City 8-0, 3-0; Linden-Kildare 6-2, 1-2


Last week: Wolfe City beat Boles 54-0; Linden-Kildare beat Simms Bowie 34-16


Series: Wolfe City leads 1-0


Last year: Wolfe City won 22-13


Players to watch: Wolfe City: RB Travis Williams, LB Zach Tisdale; Linden-Kildare: WR Ja’kevian Rose, DL Jaden Zachery


Notable: The Wolves, who have already clinched a playoff spot, are looking to set up a showdown with Rivercrest for the district title next week…Wolfe City scored 40 points in the first quarter last week against Boles….Seven different Wolfe City players scored in the shutout victory…Linden-Kildare has already won two more games than it did all of last season.


Dallas Covenant at Texoma Christian


What: TAPPS District 3-III


Where: Center Street Park


Records: Covenant 1-7, 0-3; TCS 4-3, 0-3


Last week: Covenant lost against Gainesville State 30-8; TCS lost against McKinney Christian 37-6


Series: TCS leads 1-0


Last year: TCS won 27-17


Players to watch: Covenant: WR Graham Hill, DL Connor Gilliland; TCS: QB Jack Turner, LB Jerry Dodds


Notable: Texoma Christian has scored just four touchdowns during its three-game losing streak…A win by the Eagles would guarantee them an improvement over last season’s inaugural record of 4-6…Last week’s lost against Gainesville State was the closest margin of defeat for Dallas Covenant so far this season.


Fruitvale at Fannindel


What: District 15-1A (I)


Where: Bishop Stadium


Records: Fruitvale 1-7, 0-2; Fannindel 4-4, 1-1


Last week: Fruitvale beat Campbell 44-41; Fannindel beat Savoy 54-26


Series: Fannindel leads 8-2


Last year: Fannindel won 88-72


Players to watch: Fruitvale: QB Preston Thompson, DB Paul Garner; Fannindel: WR Tyreke Cuba, DB Justin Miller


Notable: Fannindel would move to the brink of a playoff spot with a victory, waiting only for the outcome of the Tioga-Savoy game in the final week of the season…The Falcons snapped a four-game losing streak last week against Savoy…Fruitvale got in the win column last week in a non-district contest against Campbell.