Note: All games are non-district and begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise indicated.

Denison at Frisco Reedy

What: District 7-5A (II)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Star

Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM

Records: Denison 2-1, 1-0; Frisco Reedy 3-0, 1-0

Last week: Denison beat Frisco Lebanon Trail 41-14; Frisco Reedy beat Lake Dallas 35-14

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Denison: RB Kyrion Rosser, DB Alex Pierce; Frisco Reedy: RB Michael Ferrara, LB Trevor Jones

Notable: This is the second straight week Denison plays a Frisco ISD school for the first time, it will add a third in Week 8 against Frisco Memorial … The Jackets have scored at least 40 points in each of the first three games of a season for the first time since 2008 … Frisco Reedy has won 12 of its last 13 regular-season games

Sherman at Justin Northwest

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Northwest ISD Stadium

Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM

Records: Sherman 1-2; Justin Northwest 1-2

Last week: Sherman beat Frisco Liberty 19-0; Justin Northwest lost to Grapevine 56-21

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Sherman: QB Blaise Bentsen, DL Isaiah Jones; Justin Northwest: RB Demareus Hosey, DB Quinten Lee

Notable: This is the last game before the Beacrats start 7-5A (I) play … Sherman is coming off its first shutout in seven years. The program hasn’t had back-to-back shutouts since 1995 … Two weeks ago Northwest lost against Sherman’s district-opening opponent, McKinney North, by a 34-31 score

Van Alstyne at Gainesville

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Leopard Stadium

Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM

Records: Van Alstyne 0-3; Gainesville 1-2

Last week: Van Alstyne lost to Anna 30-29; Gainesville beat Fort Worth Castleberry 50-48

Series: Gainesville leads 3-2

Last meeting: 2017 (Van Alstyne won 31-25)

Players to watch: Van Alstyne: RB Jake Carroll, DL Hunter Griffin; Gainesville: RB Izaiah Baker, K Alam Zuniga

Notable: Last year’s win by the Panthers came on Ty Cosper’s 100-yard interceptions return for a score with no time left on the clock … Zuniga kicked a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Leopards the win last week … Van Alstyne is trying to avoid its first 0-4 start since 2012.

Fort Worth Dunbar at Celina

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bobcat Stadium


Records: Celina 1-1; Fort Worth Dunbar 1-1

Last week: Celina lost to Fort Worth Nolan Catholic 33-17; Fort Worth Dunbar beat Fort Worth Eastern Hills 14-6

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Celina: RB Logan Point, DB Ryan Nebeker; Fort Worth Dunbar: QB Leonte Cooper, LB Sayvon Barrett

Notable: This is only the fifth time Celina has played a Fort Worth ISD program. The Bobcats are 5-0 against the FWISD … Point ran for 136 yards and a TD last week … Dunbar hasn’t had a winning season since 2014.

Anna at Benbrook

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Farrington Field

Records: Anna 2-1; Benbrook 3-0

Last week: Anna beat Van Alstyne 30-29; Benbrook beat Krum 57-9

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Anna: QB Junior Rodriguez, LB John Mark Box; Benbrook: RB Quintan Jackson, LB Kyle Lewis

Notable: The Coyotes are looking to start 3-1 for the second straight season … Anna won a game in which it allowed at least 29 points for the first time since 2014 … Benbrook is in its third year as a varsity program and already won more games in 2018 than the prior two seasons combined (2).

TCA-Cedar Hill at Melissa

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Cardinal Field


Records: TCA-Cedar Hill 3-0; Melissa 3-0

Last week: TCA-Cedar Hill beat Fort Worth All Saints 44-20; Melissa beat Whitehouse 27-23

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: TCA-Cedar Hill: RB Qualan Jones, DB Lewis Cine; Melissa: WR Junior Castleberry, DB Chase Mapps

Notable: Melissa has won 12 straight regular season games … Castleberry has caught a TD in each of the past two games … Trinity Christian Cedar Hill is the defending Division II TAPPS state champion.

Gunter at Pilot Point

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Massey Stadium


Records: Gunter 3-0; Pilot Point 3-0

Last week: Gunter beat Whitesboro 21-10; Pilot Point beat Aubrey 34-0

Series: Pilot Point leads 23-4-3

Last meeting: 2017 (Gunter won 43-11)

Players to watch: Gunter: RB Dylan Jantz, DL Chris Martinez; Pilot Point: RB Javon Bruce, DL Kolton Reid

Notable: The Tigers have won 27 straight regular season games … Pilot Point has already matched its win total from last season and is looking to get to 4-0 for the first time since 2015 … Gunter is ranked fourth in the Associated Press Class 3A statewide poll this week.

Ponder at S&S

Where: Ram Stadium

Records: Ponder 1-2; S&S 0-3

Last week: Ponder beat Nocona 36-31; S&S lost to Collinsville 32-6

Series: Ponder leads 2-0

Last meeting: 2017 (Ponder won 40-7)

Players to watch: Ponder: QB Mason Durrett, LB P.J. Orr; S&S: RB Austin Mullennix, DB Angel Ortega

Notable: S&S is trying to avoid its first 0-4 start since 2011 … The Rams have scored in single digits in two of their three games … Durrett ran for 182 yards and four touchdowns last week to get Ponder its first victory

Howe at Boyd

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Yellow Jacket Stadium

Records: Howe 3-0; Boyd 1-2

Last week: Howe beat Bells 30-15; Boyd lost to Lake Worth 28-27

Series: Boyd leads 2-1

Last meeting: 2011 (Boyd won 55-6)

Players to watch: Howe: QB Layton Elvington, DL Dyson Dillard; Boyd: QB Kody Risenhoover, DL Jacob Herring

Notable: The Bulldogs are looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2015 … How hasn’t allowed more than three touchdowns in a game so far this season … Boyd’s comeback after scoring 20 points in the second half fell just short.

Farmersville at Whitesboro

Where: Bearcat Stadium


Records: Farmersville 0-2; Whitesboro 2-1

Last week: Farmersville lost to Mineola 42-13; Whitesboro lost to Gunter 21-10

Series: Farmersville leads 14-2

Last meeting: 2015 (Whitesboro won 47-20)

Players to watch: Farmersville: RB Jacquez Simpson, LB Braxton Hacker; Whitesboro: RB Brooks Barker, DB Tryston Gaines

Notable: Farmersville won the first 11 meetings in the series … Whitesboro held Gunter to its lowest regular-season point total (21) since 2015 … Farmersville has allowed at lead 42 points in both of its losses.

Callisburg at Paradise

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Panther Stadium

Broadcast: KPFC 89.3 / 91.9 FM

Records: Callisburg 1-2; Paradise 2-1

Last week: Callisburg lost to Lindsay 7-6; Paradise lost to Jacksboro 33-21

Series: Callisburg leads 13-7

Last meeting: 2013 (Callisburg won 35-14)

Players to watch: Callisburg: RB Ethan Sewell, DL Seth Baucum; Paradise: QB Jace Essig, LB Colby Cox

Notable: Callisburg’s loss against Lindsay was on Saturday after the game was postponed due to Friday’s storms … The Wildcats gained all 323 of their yards against the Knights on the ground. … Paradise opened the season with victories over a pair of Paradise’s new districtmates – S&S and Henrietta.

Pottsboro at Aubrey

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Chaparral Stadium

Broadcast: KZRC 96.1 FM

Records: Pottsboro 1-2; Aubrey 1-2

Last week: Pottsboro lost to Muenster 39-34; Aubrey lost to Pilot Point 34-0

Series: Pottsboro leads 14-4

Last meeting: 2017 (Aubrey won 21-14)

Players to watch: Pottsboro: WR Luke Miller, DB Zach Wideman; Aubrey: QB Jaxon Holder, DB Jameison Bufford

Notable: The teams have met every year since 2012 … Miller had eight catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns as Pottsboro almost beat defending 2A Division II state champ Muenster … Aubrey has been shut out by Whitesboro and Pilot Point in back-to-back losses.

Bonham at Dallas Hillcrest

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Loos Stadium

Broadcast: KFYN 95.7 FM / 1420 AM

Records: Hillcrest 1-2; Bonham 2-1

Last week: Hillcrest beat Dallas Conrad 32-12; Bonham beat Leonard 48-7

Series: Hillcrest leads 1-0

Last meeting: 1952 (Hillcrest won 26-6)

Players to watch: Dallas Hillcrest: RB Nasir Reynolds, DB Zion Cornelius; Bonham: WR Nick Rhinehart, LB Aiden Straub

Notable: The Warriors are looking to start 3-1 for the first time since 2010… Bonham has scored at least 42 points in back-to-back games for the first time since the middle of the 2000 season. The last time with three straight was 1958 … Hillcrest hasn’t had a winning record or made the playoffs since 2014.

Collinsville at Bells

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Collinsville 2-0; Bells 1-2

Last week: Collinsville beat S&S 32-6; Bells lost to Howe 30-15

Series: Bells leads 18-7-2

Last meeting: 2017 (Bells won 36-22)

Players to watch: Collinsville: RB Gustavo Romo, DL Dylan Kays; Bells: WR Jacob Monroe, LB Trevor Coglon

Notable: The Pirates have allowed just one touchdown in two games so far this season … The Panthers are looking to avoid a 1-3 start for the first time since 2013 … Collinsville is tied for 21st in the Associated Press Class 2A statewide poll this week.

Chico at Blue Ridge

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Chico 2-1; Blue Ridge 1-2

Last week: Chico lost to Era 41-14; Blue Ridge lost to Celeste 55-6

Series: Tied 2-2

Last meeting: 2015 (Blue Ridge won 63-19)

Players to watch: Chico: RB Nico Starnes, LB Branden Olivo; Blue Ridge: WR Christian Enloe, DB James Hulsey

Notable: The is the first time the match-up will be a non-district contest … The 49-point margin last week was the largest loss by Blue Ridge since 2013 … Chico gave up as many points last week against Era as it had in its first two games combined.

Leonard at Detroit

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Eagle Stadium

Records: Leonard 0-2; Detroit 0-3

Last week: Leonard lost to Bonham 48-7; Detroit lost to Boles 22-12

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Leonard: QB D.J. Brown, DL Jarrod Spearman; Detroit: QB Cole Hinson, LB Lane Hays

Notable: Leonard is trying to avoid its first 0-3 start for the first time since 2010 … Leonard has scored only once in two games so far this season … Detroit has lost eight straight games dating back to last season.

Whitewright at Lindsay

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Knight Stadium

Records: Whitewright 0-2; Lindsay 2-1

Last week: Whitewright did not play; Lindsay beat Callisburg 7-6

Series: Whitewright leads 7-4

Last meeting: 2011 (Whitewright won 33-31)

Players to watch: Whitewright: QB Marshall Mangrum, LB Ryne Godbey; Lindsay: QB Seth Foster. LB Evan Anderle

Notable: Whitewright’s homecoming against Como-Pickton last week was cancelled due to storms … Lindsay’s win over Callisburg was played on Saturday due to the weather … The Tigers are looking to avoid an 0-3 start for the first time since 2013.

Tioga at Celeste

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Blue Devil Stadium

Records: Tioga 0-3; Celeste 3-0

Last week: Tioga lost to Muenster Sacred Heart 30-6; Celeste beat Blue Ridge 55-6

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Tioga: RB Landon Miller, DL Carson Lewter; Celeste: RB Kaden Douglas, LB Isaiah Buckley

Notable: The only other time Tioga started 0-4 since reinstating football in 2013 was in 2014. … The Bulldogs are coming off a season-high in yardage … The Blue Devils have scored at least 41 points in all of their games.

Trenton at Cumby

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Trojan Stadium

Records: Trenton 2-1; Cumby 0-3

Last week: Trenton lost to Dallas A+ Academy 12-6; Cumby lost to Wolfe City 57-0

Series: Cumby leads 4-0

Last meeting: 2017 (Cumby won 56-20)

Players to watch: Trenton: QB Christian Verde, LB Hagen Moore; Cumby: QB Cameron Scott, DB Alize Lopez

Notable: A victory by Trenton would match the most wins in a season (2015) since restarting the program in 2012 … Verde is tied for the area lead in touchdowns with seven … Cumby has started 0-3 for the second straight season.

Tom Bean at Wolfe City

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Don Howard Stadium

Records: Tom Bean 3-0; Wolfe City 3-0

Last week: Tom Bean beat Maud 21-7; Wolfe City beat Cumby 57-0

Series: Tom Bean leads 7-3

Last meeting: 2013 (Wolfe City won 47-27)

Players to watch: Tom Bean: WR Ryan Weems, DL Tony Karleskint; Wolfe City: RB Cord Smith, DL Fabian Martinez

Notable: Tom Bean is trying for a 4-0 start for the first time since 2008 … Tomcats head coach Zach Wood coaches against his father-in-law, Joe Watson, who is an assistant for Wolfe City and formerly the head coach at Blue Ridge and Howe … Wolfe City has allowed just 14 points through three games, the lowest point total at this point in a season by the Wolves since 14 through the first three games of 1993.

Maud at Honey Grove

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Warrior Field

Records: Maud 0-2; Honey Grove 1-2

Last week: Maud lost to Tom Bean 21-7; Honey Grove lost to Alba-Golden 20-6

Series: Honey Grove leads 3-1

Last meeting: 2013 (Maud won 58-18)

Players to watch: Maud: RB Rayne Bailey, LB Payton Windham; Honey Grove: ATH Kentavion Smith, DB Aaron Nelson

Notable: In its last 15 losses dating back to the start of 2016, Honey Grove hasn’t scored more than 20 points in any of those defeats … Smith leads the Warriors in receiving and is second in rushing … Maud averaged just 2.6 yards per carry on 41 rushes against Tom Bean last week.

McKinney Cornerstone at Savoy

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Robert F. Hodge Field

Records: McKinney Cornerstone 2-0; Savoy 1-1

Last week: Cornerstone beat Faustina Academy 51-46; Savoy beat Gold-burg 70-25

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: McKinney Cornerstone: QB Brendon Hanlon, DB Huston Walker; Savoy: RB Patrik McCauley, DL Jonny Stone

Notable: Savoy’s 70 points last week were the most by the program in 13 games … McCauley had 306 yards and seven touchdowns on 17 carries last week against Gold-burg… Hanlon threw five touchdown passes to lead Cornerstone’s comeback victory last week over Faustina Academy.

Longview Christian Heritage at Fannindel

Where: Bishop Field

Records: Longview Christian Heritage 3-0; Fannindel 0-1

Last week: Longview Christian Heritage beat Dallas Academy 50-0; Fannindel did not play

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Longview Christian Heritage: n/a; Fannindel: ATH Daytorian Johnson, DL Grady Howard

Notable: Fannindel’s game against Leverett’s Chapel was cancelled due to weather on Saturday … None of the teams in Fannindel’s district have won a game yet this season … Longview Christian Heritage has won all its games by at least 19 points

Era at Texoma Christian

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Center Street Athletic Complex

Records: Era 2-1; Texoma Christian 1-2

Last week: Era beat Chico 41-14; Texoma Christian lost to Arlington Grace Prep 27-0

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Era: QB Rodney Bowen, DB Kade Klement; Texoma Christian: RB Dylan Foster, DL Ethan Keller

Notable: TCS had negative-23 yards last week in a rainy loss against Grace Prep … The Eagles were shut out against Grace Prep for the first time in their two-plus seasons as a varsity program … Era had a 35-14 win over TCS’ new districtmate Muenster Sacred Heart two weeks ago.