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


Denison at Sherman


What: District 5-5A


When: 7 p.m. Friday


Where: Bearcat Stadium


Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM; KMKT 93.1 FM


Records: Denison 7-2, 4-1; Sherman 5-4, 3-2


Last week: Denison lost against Denton Ryan 56-16; Sherman beat Wichita Falls 51-26


Series: Sherman leads 68-42-8


Last year: Denison won 35-30


Players to watch: Denison: QB Austin Emery, DB Ty McFail; Sherman: RB Nathaniel Omayebu, DB Austin Bindel


Playoff outlook: Sherman has already clinched a playoff spot and is locked in as the second seed for the Division II bracket. The Bearcats could face either Fort Worth Brewer or V.R. Eaton in the bi-district round pending Friday’s outcomes in 6-5A. Denison has clinched a playoff spot and is in the Division II bracket. If Denison wins and Rider loses to Ryan, Denison is the top seed in the Division II bracket. The reverse sends Rider as the top seed. The playoff opponent will be either Aledo or Saginaw Boswell. Those two play Friday and the winner gets the top seed.


Gainesville at WF Hirschi


What: District 4-4A (I)


When: 7 p.m. Friday


Where: Memorial Stadium


Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM


Records: Gainesville 3-6, 1-3; Hirschi 7-2, 3-1


Last week: Gainesville lost against Sanger 56-44; Hirschi lost against Argyle 37-19;


Series: Hirschi leads 10-9


Last year: Hirschi won 36-35


Players to watch: Gainesville: RB Calion Baker, DB Josh Kemp; Hirschi: RB Daimarqua Foster, LB Isaiah White


Playoff outlook: Gainesville has been eliminated from the postseason. Hirschi has clinched a playoff spot and has already been locked into the second seed for the playoffs.


Anna at Princeton


What: District 7-4A (I)


Where: Jackie Hendrix Stadium


Records: Anna 6-3, 2-2; Princeton 4-5, 3-1


Last week: Anna lost against Paris 25-0; Princeton lost against Liberty-Eylau 55-44


Series: Anna leads 12-10-2


Last year: Princeton won 35-34


Players to watch: Anna: QB Keelan Crosby, LB Antonio Moon; Princeton: RB Jacob Purdon, DL Chris Suarez.


Playoff outlook: Anna has clinched a playoff spot. A loss would send the Coyotes to the postseason as the fourth seed. A win would put them in the mixed for the third seed if Liberty-Eylau and Paris both win. Princeton could end up in a three-way tie for first or end up as the fourth seed pending Friday’s outcomes.


Celina at Aubrey


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Chaparral Stadium


Broadcast: www.homeofthebobcats.com


Records: Celina 6-3, 3-1; Aubrey 7-2, 3-1


Last week: Celina beat Bonham 35-21; Aubrey lost against Melissa 43-17


Series: Celina leads 32-1


Last year: Celina won 49-13


Players to watch: Celina: QB Noah Ross, DL Sam Snyder; Aubrey: RB Spencer Neumann, DB Will Dow


Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched playoff spots. The winner will earn the second seed for the playoffs and a loss by Melissa would earn that team a share of the district title. The loser is locked into the third seed.


Caddo Mills at Bonham


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Warrior Stadium


Broadcast: KFYN 95.7 FM / 1420 AM


Records: Caddo Mills 3-6, 0-4; Bonham 3-6, 1-3


Last week: Caddo Mills lost against Community 26-10; Bonham lost against Celina 35-21


Series: Caddo Mills leads 1-0


Last year: Caddo Mills won 1-0


Players to watch: Caddo Mills: QB Cade Hayden, DL Josh Freeman; Bonham: WR Trevor Hartwell, LB Izaiah Epps


Playoff outlook: Bonham can clinch a playoff spot and earn the fourth seed with a victory. A Bonham loss and a Community win over Melissa would clinch a playoff spot for Community. A Caddo Mills win and a Community loss would force a three-way tie for the final playoff spot. Bonham goes to the playoffs if the loss to Caddo Mills is by fewer than 15 points. If it is by 15 or more, a coin flip will decide the playoff team.


Melissa at Community


What: District 5-4A (II)


Where: Braves Field


Broadcast: www.melissacardinalsnetwork.com


Records: Melissa 8-1, 4-0; Community 3-6, 1-3


Last week: Melissa beat Aubrey 43-17; Community beat Caddo Mills 26-10


Series: Melissa leads 8-1


Last year: Melissa won 42-22


Players to watch: Melissa: WR Tate Whittington, DB Cole McCraw; Community: QB Colby Warren, LB Savon Mack


Playoff outlook: Melissa has not only clinched a playoff spot but also the top seed for the playoffs. A win by the Cardinals would earn the outright district title. Community can clinch a playoff spot and the fourth seed with a win and a Bonham loss against Caddo Mills. A loss by Community and a Bonham loss to Caddo Mills would force a three-way tie for fourth place. Bonham has to lose by 15 or more points for a coin flip to determine the final postseason berth. Otherwise, Community is eliminated.


Pottsboro at Whitesboro


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Bearcat Stadium


Broadcast: www.whitesboroisd.org; KZRC 96.1 FM


Records: Pottsboro 6-3, 3-1; Whitesboro 6-3, 4-0


Last week: Pottsboro lost against Van Alstyne 28-20; Whitesboro beat Callisburg 35-0


Series: Pottsboro leads 22-12


Last year: Whitesboro won 13-10 (OT)


Players to watch: Pottsboro: QB Hunter Watson, DL Blake Poe; Whitesboro: QB Scout Sanders, LB Brent Riddle


Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched playoff spots. Whitesboro would win the district title outright and the top seed for the playoffs with a win. Pottsboro would earn a share of the district title with a win. The Cardinals would be the top seed with a win and a Van Alstyne loss to Pilot Point. That would put Whitesboro as the second seed. If Pottsboro and Van Alstyne win, there will be a three-way tie for the district title. Pottsboro would need to win by at least five to be the second seed. Anything less makes Whitesboro No. 2 and Pottsboro No. 3.


Callisburg at Howe


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Bulldog Stadium


Broadcast: KPFC 89.3/91.9 FM


Records: Callisburg 1-8, 0-4; Howe 0-9, 0-4


Last week: Callisburg lost against Whitesboro 35-0; Howe lost against Pilot Point 38-16


Series: Howe leads 9-3


Last year: Howe won 44-7


Players to watch: Callisburg: QB Sam Lewis, LB Brandon Hutson; Howe: WR Ty Harvey, LB Andrew Griffin


Playoff outlook: Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs. The winner will finish fifth in the district standings and the loser is sixth.


Pilot Point at Van Alstyne


What: District 5-3A (I)


Where: Panther Stadium


Records: Pilot Point 3-6, 2-2; Van Alstyne 7-2, 3-1


Last week: Pilot Point beat Howe 38-16; Van Alstyne beat Pottsboro 28-20


Series: Pilot Point leads 22-14


Last year: Van Alstyne won 42-31


Players to watch: Pilot Point: RB Quincy Kemp, DB Ty Hellman; Van Alstyne: RB Justin Barnes, DB Ty Cosper


Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched playoff spots. Van Alstyne earns a share of the district title with a win and a Whitesboro loss to Pottsboro and Van Alstyne would be the No. 1 seed. If Van Alstyne wins and Whitesboro wins, Van Alstyne is the No. 2 seed. Pilot Point is the No. 4 seed with a loss. If Pilot Point wins and Pottsboro wins, Pilot Point is the No. 3 seed. If Pilot Point wins and Whitesboro wins, Pilot Point is the No. 4 if the margin is three points or less, the No. 3 if the margin is between five and 13 points and the No. 2 if the margin is at least 14 points.


Gunter at Leonard


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Tiger Stadium


Broadcast: www.cjsportsent.com


Records: Gunter 9-0, 5-0; Leonard 6-3, 5-0


Last week: Gunter was idle; Leonard beat Paris Chisum 38-14


Series: Gunter leads 13-0


Last year: Gunter won 35-6


Players to watch: Gunter: QB Daylan Bower, LB Zach Lowe; Leonard: QB Ronnie Hart, DL Byron Bolin


Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched playoff spots. The winner is the district champion and the top seed for the playoffs while the loser will be the second seed.


Cooper at S&S


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Ram Stadium


Records: Cooper 4-5, 3-2; S&S 5-4, 3-2


Last week: Cooper beat Whitewright 40-12; S&S beat Prairiland 49-16


Series: S&S leads 1-0


Last year: S&S won 37-12


Players to watch: Cooper: RB Brayden Toon, DB Mitchell Green; S&S: QB Jayce Howard, DB Ruri Aguilar


Playoff outlook: Cooper has clinched a playoff spot and will get the third seed with a victory. S&S will clinch a playoff spot and the third seed with a win and a Chisum loss. S&S is eliminated from the playoffs with a loss. An S&S win and Chisum win force a three-way tie for third. Chisum would be eliminated on points and S&S would make the playoffs. S&S would be the third seed if it wins by eight points or more. Anything less than that margin and they are the fourth seed.


Paris Chisum at Whitewright


What: District 6-3A (II)


Where: Tiger Stadium


Broadcast: KLOW 98.9 FM


Records: Chisum 3-6, 2-3; Whitewright 2-7, 0-5


Last week: Chisum lost against Leonard 38-14; Whitewright lost against Cooper 40-13


Series: Whitewright leads 3-0


Last year: Whitewright won 37-13


Players to watch: Chisum: RB Brian Wilson, LB Grant Chalaire; Whitewright: RB Neal Taylor, DL Seth Jackson


Playoff outlook: Chisum will clinch a playoff spot with a win and a Cooper win or a loss and a Cooper loss. If Chisum ends up in a three-way tie with Cooper and S&S it is eliminated on points. Whitewright has been eliminated from the playoffs.


Bells at Tom Bean


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Tomcat Stadium


Records: Bells 7-2, 3-2; Tom Bean 1-8, 1-4


Last week: Bells beat Collinsville 36-22; Tom Bean lost against Valley View 40-0


Series: Bells leads 25-23-2


Last year: Tom Bean won 31-27


Players to watch: Bells: WR Hunter Hawthorne, DB Stephen Hinds; Tom Bean: ATH Bryce Grier, DL Alec Narro


Playoff outlook: Bells has already clinched a playoff spot and the third seed. Tom Bean has been eliminated from the playoffs.


Trenton at Collinsville


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Pirate Stadium


Records: Trenton 0-9, 0-5; Collinsville 5-4, 2-3


Last week: Trenton lost against Celeste 45-7; Collinsville lost against Bells 36-22


Series: Collinsville leads 4-1


Last year: Collinsville won 66-13


Players to watch: Trenton: QB Christian Verde, RB Dakota Risner; Collinsville: RB Garrett Vannoy, DB Cooper Smith


Playoff outlook: Collinsville will clinch a playoff berth and the fourth seed with a victory or a loss and a Blue Ridge loss. Collinsville will be eliminated with a loss and a Blue Ridge win Collinsville clinches a playoff spot with a loss, a Blue Ridge loss and a Tom Bean win. Trenton has been eliminated from the playoffs.


Blue Ridge at Celeste


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Blue Devil Stadium


Records: Blue Ridge 3-6, 2-3; Celeste 8-1, 4-1


Last week: Blue Ridge was idle; Celeste beat Trenton 45-7


Series: Celeste leads 23-17-1


Last year: Blue Ridge won 59-38


Players to watch: Blue Ridge: WR Joel Linn, LB Jacob Stroup; Celeste: ATH Jalen Rector, LB Chad Amico


Playoff outlook: Celeste has clinched a playoff berth and the second seed. Blue Ridge clinches a playoff spot with a victory and a Collinsville loss. Any other outcome and Blue Ridge is eliminated.


Honey Grove at Simms Bowie


What: District 9-2A (I)


Where: Pirate Stadium


Records: Honey Grove 5-4, 2-2; Bowie 2-6, 1-3


Last week: Honey Grove beat Boles 47-29; Bowie lost against Rivercrest 52-8


Series: Honey Grove leads 4-3


Last year: Bowie won 14-12


Players to watch: Honey Grove: RB Jacob Caffee, DB Devin Fulbright; Bowie: WR Landon Crawford, DL Lucas Stephenson


Playoff outlook: Honey Grove will clinch a playoff spot and the third seed with a victory. Simms Bowie clinches a playoff spot with a win and a Linden-Kildare win. Simms Bowie is eliminated with a loss. A Simms Bowie win and Linden-Kildare loss would force a three-way tie for third place. Simms Bowie would have to win by 12 or more to make the playoffs and eliminate Honey Grove. Honey Grove can lose by 11 or less and still get in.


Rivercrest at Wolfe City


What: District 9-2A (I)


Where: Don Howard Stadium


Records: Rivercrest 9-0, 4-0; Wolfe City 8-1, 3-1


Last week: Rivercrest beat Simms Bowie 52-8; Wolfe City lost against Linden-Kildare 61-21


Series: Wolfe City leads 14-5


Last year: Rivercrest won 43-8


Players to watch: Rivercrest: QB Lucah Strickland, DL Hayden Townes; Wolfe City: RB Devonta Brown, LB Cody Greenway


Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched playoff spots. The winner gets the top seed for the playoffs. A Rivercrest win gives it the outright district title. A Wolfe City would share it with Rivercrest. Rivercrest gets the second seed with a loss. Wolfe City gets the second seed with a loss and a Linden-Kildare Wolfe City is the third seed with a loss, a Linden-Kildare win and a Honey Grove loss.


Texoma Christian at Gainesville State


What: TAPPS District 3-III


Where: Gainesville High School


Records: TCS 5-3, 1-3; Gainesville State 1-7, 1-3


Last week: TCS beat Dallas Covenant 26-22; Gainesville State lost against Dallas First Baptist 44-36


Series: Gainesville State leads 1-0


Last year: Gainesville State won 22-20


Players to watch: Gainesville State: n/a; TCS: QB Jack Turner, DB Mathias Coleman


Playoff outlook: The winner of this game earns the second seed for the 2A bracket. The loser is eliminated from the playoffs.


Tioga at Savoy


What: District 15-1A (I)


Where: Robert F. Hodge Field


Records: Tioga 7-1, 2-0; Savoy 1-7, 1-1


Last week: Both teams were idle


Series: Series tied 2-2


Last year: Tioga won 58-8


Players to watch: Tioga: RB Cade Kimbrell, DL Seth DeLeon; Savoy: RB Patrik McCauley, LB Coby Wilson


Playoff outlook: Tioga has clinched a playoff spot and will clinch the top seed for the postseason with a victory. Savoy will be eliminated with a loss and the second seed for the playoffs will go to Fannindel. A Savoy win would force a three-way tie for first place and tie-breakers would be needed based on points.