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

Sherman at Denton Braswell

What: District 5-5A

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: C.H. Collins Athletic Complex

Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM

Records: Sherman 3-3, 1-1; Braswell 0-5, 0-1

Last week: Sherman beat Denton 35-14; Braswell lost against Denton Ryan 47-14

Series: Sherman leads 1-0

Last meeting: Sherman won 42-7

Players to watch: Braswell: RB Jeremiah Richardson, LB Alex Rivera; Sherman: RB Nathaniel Omayebu, LB Brent Wilson

Notable: Omayebu has run for at least 200 yards the past two games…Sherman forced five turnovers against Denton…Braswell has yet to win in 15 games as a varsity program and this year hasn’t scored more than 19 points and allowed at least 42 points in each of the last four games.

Denison at WF Rider

What: District 5-5A

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Memorial Stadium

Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM

Records: Denison 4-1, 1-0; Rider 3-3, 2-0

Last week: Denison was idle; Rider beat Wichita Falls 48-6

Series: Denison leads 10-6-1

Last meeting: Denison won 41-21

Players to watch: Denison: QB Austin Emery, DB Ty McFail; Rider: QB Jorge Vargas, DB Danari Curry

Notable: Denison has scored at least 55 points the last two games, the first time for the program since 2009…The winner of this match-up gains the upper hand for the Division II top seed…Vargas completed 14-of-16 throws for 242 yards and 3 touchdowns and also ran for a score against Wichita Falls.

Burkburnett at Gainesville

What: District 4-4A (I)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Leopard Stadium

Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM

Records: Burkburnett 1-4; Gainesville 2-3

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Gainesville leads 17-7

Last meeting: Gainesville won 35-20

Players to watch: Burkburnett: QB Westin Priddy, DB Carrington Manuel; Gainesville: RB Brandon Baker, LB Leo Sustaita

Notable: This match-up accounted for Gainesville’s only victory during the 2016 season…Baker got the start at running back two weeks ago due to injury and ran for 150 yards on 27 carries…Half of Burkburnett’s losses are by a possession.

Anna at North Lamar

What: District 7-4A (I)

Where: R.L. Maddox Stadium

Broadcast: KPLT 107.7 FM

Records: Anna 4-1; North Lamar 2-3

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: North Lamar leads 4-1

Last meeting: Anna won 35-19

Players to watch: Anna: QB Keelan Crosby, LB Antonio Moon; North Lamar: RB Jeremiah Guenther, LB Austin Exum

Notable: Crosby is averaging 8.4 yards per carry…The Coyotes are riding a four-game winning streak since a 7-6 OT loss to Whitesboro in the season-opener…Four different players have multiple rushing touchdowns for North Lamar, led by Guenther’s four.

Celina at Caddo Mills

What: District 5-4A (II)

Where: Ed Locker Field


Records: Celina 3-2; Caddo Mills 3-2

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Celina leads 7-1

Last meeting: Celina won 61-0

Players to watch: Celina: QB Noah Ross, DL Sam Snyder; Caddo Mills: RB Payton Hammons, DB Kaulin Stanger

Notable: Ross was back under center two weeks ago after missing a game due to injury…The Bobcats have a 15-game district winning streak going…The only win by Caddo Mills in the series was a 14-13 victory in 1956.

Bonham at Melissa

What: District 5-4A (II)

Where: Cardinal Field

Broadcast: KFYN 95.7 FM / 1420 AM;

Records: Bonham 2-3; Melissa 4-1

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Melissa leads 3-0

Last meeting: Melissa won 57-50

Players to watch: Bonham: QB Tyler Rodriguez, DB Blake Boswer; Melissa: QB Brendon Lewis, DB Cole McCraw

Notable: The Cardinals have scored at least 48 points in each game of their four-game winning streak…Rodriguez has thrown seven touchdown passes and ran for seven touchdowns so far this year…Melissa has scored 57 points in each of its last two wins over the Warriors.

Howe at Pottsboro

What: District 5-3A (I)

Where: Jim Henderson Memorial Stadium

Broadcast: KZRC 96.1 FM

Records: Howe 0-5; Pottsboro 3-2

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Pottsboro leads 18-10-1

Last meeting: Pottsboro won 35-7

Players to watch: Howe: QB Chase Harvey, DB Chase Barnett; Pottsboro: WR Ross Hendrix, DB Landry Urquhart

Notable: Pottsboro begins its chase for a seventh straight district title…Howe hasn’t scored more than two touchdowns in a game this season…The Cardinals have won 9 of the last 10 meetings with the Bulldogs, with Howe interrupting the streak in 2010.

Whitesboro at Van Alstyne

What: District 5-3A (I)

Where: Panther Stadium


Records: Whitesboro 2-3; Van Alstyne 4-1

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Van Alstyne leads 34-18

Last meeting: Whitesboro won 30-21

Players to watch: Whitesboro: QB Scout Sanders, DL Riley Dickson; Van Alstyne: QB Rhett Gallagher, DB Ty Cosper

Notable: Cosper won Van Alstyne’s non-district finale with a 100-plus yard interception return for a score as time expired…Whitesboro carries a three-game losing streak into district play, allowing at least 50 points in each contest…The Panthers are chasing their first district title since 2009.

Pilot Point at Callisburg

What: District 5-3A (I)

Where: Wildcat Stadium

Broadcast: KPFC 89.3 / 91.9 FM

Records: Pilot Point 1-4; Callisburg 1-4

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Pilot Point leads 18-2-2

Last meeting: Pilot Point won 50-13

Players to watch: Pilot Point: QB Jacob Pitts, LB Roy Brown; Callisburg: QB Sam Lewis, LB Justin Crisp

Notable: Pilot Point has scored just 25 points during its four-game losing streak, three of those coming against top 10 teams…Pilot Point has won seven of eight, the lone loss coming in 2015…Callisburg did not win a district game last season.

Prairiland at Gunter

What: District 6-3A (II)

Where: Tiger Stadium


Records: Prairiland 0-6, 0-2; Gunter 6-0, 2-0

Last week: Prairiland lost against Chisum 24-0; Gunter beat S&S 53-0

Series: Gunter leads 2-0

Last meeting: Gunter won 48-13

Players to watch: Prairiland: RB Garrett Fletcher, LB Cade Sparks; Gunter: ATH Dylan Jantz, DB Layke Reed

Notable: Gunter has yet to allow a point in district play…The Tigers are again ranked No. 1 in this week’s Class 3A Associated Press poll, receiving 16 of 25 first-place votes….Prairiland carries a 16-game losing streak into this match-up.

S&S at Leonard

What: District 6-3A (II)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: S&S 3-3, 0-2; Leonard 3-2, 1-0

Last week: S&S lost against Gunter 53-0; Leonard beat Whitewright 49-27

Series: Leonard leads 8-7

Last meeting: Leonard won 34-21

Players to watch: S&S: RB Ruri Aguilar, LB Devin Jackson; Leonard: QB Ronnie Hart, DL Byron Bolin

Notable: Hart ran for 251 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 159 yards and a TD as the Tigers opened district play with a win…Leonard has won three of the last four meetings to take the series lead…S&S managed just 32 yards of offense last week against Gunter.

Valley View at Blue Ridge

What: District 6-2A (I)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Valley View: 5-1, 2-0; Blue Ridge: 2-4, 1-1

Last week: Valley View beat Trenton 61-0; Blue Ridge beat Tom Bean 39-19

Series: Valley View leads 5-0

Last meeting: Valley View won 38-7

Players to watch: Valley View: QB Brady Jackson, LB Miguel Bravo; Blue Ridge: RB Garrett Mathers, DL Eddie Ramirez

Notable: Mathers ran for 230 yards and two touchdowns and also caught two touchdown passes against Tom Bean…The Tigers have lost every match-up by at least three touchdowns since the series started in 2012…Valley View has scored at least 60 points in two of its last three games.

Bells at Trenton

What: District 6-2A (I)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Bells 4-1, 0-1; Trenton 0-6, 0-2

Last week: Bells was idle; Trenton lost against Valley View 61-0

Series: Bells leads 5-2

Last meeting: Bells won 65-6

Players to watch: Bells: WR Hunter Hawthorne, LB Wade Rolen; Trenton: RB Tyler Gray, LB Kaleb Pritchett

Notable: Hawthorne leads the area with 44 catches for 961 yards and nine touchdowns…Bells is coming off a season-low 14 points in lone loss, against Valley View two weeks ago…Trenton managed just 44 yards of offense against Valley View last week.

Tom Bean at Celeste

What: District 6-2A (I)

Where: Blue Devil Stadium

Records: Tom Bean 1-5, 1-1; Celeste 5-0, 1-0

Last week: Tom Bean lost against Blue Ridge 39-19; Celeste beat Collinsville 14-8

Series: Tom Bean leads 12-7

Last meeting: Tom Bean won 35-0

Players to watch: Tom Bean: QB Bryce Grier, DL Hunter Knight; Celeste: ATH Jalen Rector, DL Dylan Hicks

Notable: Tom Bean has won four straight against the Blue Devils…Grier threw two TD passes and ran for a score last week against Blue Ridge…Celeste continues its unbeaten run in 2017 after a winless 2016 season.

Honey Grove at Linden-Kildare

What: District 9-2A (I)

Where: Jack Hetherington Stadium

Records: Honey Grove 3-2; Linden-Kildare 5-0

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Honey Grove leads 1-0

Last meeting: Honey Grove won 18-14

Players to watch: Honey Grove: RB Trel Pruitt, LB Taylor Juarez-Conner; Linden-Kildare: WR Ja’kevian Rose, DL Dre-Shawn Williams

Notable: Pruitt ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the Warriors’ last game…Honey Grove has alternated wins and losses so far this season…Linden-Kildare has already won more games this year than all of last season (four). A win against the Warriors would match their district total for 2016.

Wolfe City at James Bowie

What: District 9-2A (I)

Where: Pirate Stadium

Records: Wolfe City 5-0; Bowie 1-3

Last week: Wolfe City was idle; Bowie lost against Cumby 52-20;

Series: Wolfe City leads 3-2

Last meeting: James Bowie won 20-14

Players to watch: Wolfe City: QB Jed Cagle, LB Cody Greenway; Bowie: RB Bailey Obenoskey, DB Johnathan Cody

Notable: Cagle has put together back-to-back 100-yard rushing games…The Wolves are off to their best start since an 11-0 opening to the 2006 season…James Bowie has lost three straight games and allowed at least 47 points in each contest.

First Baptist at Texoma Christian

What: TAPPS District 3-III

Where: Center Street Park

Records: First Baptist 1-4; TCS 4-0

Last week: Both teams were idle

Series: Texoma Christian leads 1-0

Last meeting: Texoma Christian won 33-26

Players to watch: First Baptist: WR Nicholas Ogelle, LB Sebastian Colunga; TCS: QB Jack Turner, LB Jerry Dodds

Notable: Texoma Christian has already matched last season’s win total….The Eagles have scored at least 30 points in three of the four victories…First Baptist has allowed an average of 55 points in its four losses, including 54 against Wolfe City in the season-opener.

Fruitvale at Tioga

What: District 15-1A (I)

Where: Bulldog Field

Records: Fruitvale 0-5; Tioga 5-1

Last week: Fruitvale was idle; Tioga lost against THESA 2-0 via forfeit

Series: Tioga leads 1-0

Last meeting: Tioga won 53-6

Players to watch: Fruitvale: QB Preston Thompson, DB Paul Garner; Tioga: RB Cade Kimbrell, DL Javier Rivera

Notable: A win by the Bulldogs would put them a win away from clinching a fourth straight playoff appearance…Tioga was up 20-14 at half-time against Fort Worth THESA before forfeiting the contest…Fruitvale was supposed to have played Milford last week but cancelled the game earlier in the week.