Week 2 Texoma High School Football Previews

Jason Della Rosa, Herald Democrat

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

Fort Worth Brewer at Sherman

Where: Bearcat Stadium

Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM

Records: Fort Worth Brewer 0-1; Sherman 0-1

Last week: Fort Worth Brewer lost to V.R. East 34-3; Sherman lost to Denison 41-16

Series: Sherman leads 1-0

Last meeting: 2004 (Sherman won 36-20 in bi-district round)

Players to watch: Fort Worth Brewer: QB Carson Ingram, LB Cody Dear; Sherman: RB Mike Brown, LB Cody Hunter

Notable: The only other meeting was Sherman’s postseason opener on the way to the state semifinals in 2004 to match deepest playoff run in program history … Brown ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries against the rival Yellow Jackets … Fort Worth Brewer is led by Todd Peterman, a former Denison assistant who coached DeSoto to the Class 6A Division II state title in 2016.

Denison at Burleson Centennial

Where: Burleson Stadium

Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM

Records: Denison 1-0; Burleson Centennial 1-0

Last week: Denison beat Sherman 41-16; Burleson Centennial beat Corsicana 28-26

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Denison: RB Jadarian Price, DB DeCurious Smith; Burleson Centennial: QB Kyle Burns, LB Darrell Williams

Notable: Both teams start district play next week … Price, a freshman, had a stellar varsity debut with 14 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns … Burleson Centennial stopped three two-point conversions to hang on for its opening win over Corsicana.

Melissa at Frisco

Where: Toyota Stadium

Broadcast: www.melissacardinalsnetwork.com

Records: Melissa 1-0; Frisco 0-1

Last week: Melissa beat Argyle Liberty Christian 42-30; Frisco lost to Dallas Woodrow Wilson 13-10

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Melissa: RB Ja’Bray Young, DL Bralynn Ramsey; Frisco: QB Carter Yates, DL Dreylan Washington

Notable: This is the Cardinals’ first game against a Frisco ISD program … Melissa is ranked 12th in the Associated Press Class 4A statewide poll… Frisco has lost 12 straight games dating back to the 2016 season. 2017 was the first winless year by the Raccoons since 2009.

Fort Worth Southwest at Gainesville

Where: Leopard Stadium

Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM

Records: Fort Worth Southwest 0-1; Gainesville 0-1

Last week: Fort Worth Southwest lost to Frisco Lebanon Trail 28-14; Gainesville lost to Vernon 28-21

Series: Gainesville leads 2-0

Last meeting: 1981 (Gainesville won 28-7)

Players to watch: Fort Worth Southwest: RB, Jaquaviion Mason, LB Treylon Caddell; Gainesville: QB Draylon Franklin, DB Traylen Shinault

Notable: Gainesville is trying to avoid its third 0-2 start in the past four seasons … Shinault picked off a pair of passes last week for the Leopards … Southwest’s loss last week was the first game in Lebanon Trail’s program history and the Trail Blazers are the district opening opponent for Denison next week.

Celina at Argyle Liberty Christian

Where: Warrior Stadium

When: 7 p.m.

Broadcast: www.homeofthebobcats.com

Records: Celina 1-0; Argyle Liberty Christian 0-1

Last week: Celina beat Frisco Memorial 54-0; Liberty Christian lost to Melissa 42-30

Series: Celina leads 7-1

Last meeting: 2017 (Argyle Liberty Christian won 10-9)

Players to watch: Celina: WR Noah Ross, LB Logan Engle; Liberty Christian: QB Daniel Greek, DB Reid Rorick

Notable: The teams have played every year dating back to 2012 and Liberty Christian finally broke through with last season’s victory … Celina’s 54-point margin last week was its largest since a 61-0 win over Caddo Mills in 2016 … Liberty Christian allowed at least 42 points for the second time in 17 games with last week’s loss against Melissa.

Fort Worth Eastern Hills at Anna

Where: Anna ISD Coyote Stadium

Records: Fort Worth Eastern Hills 0-1; Anna 0-1

Last week: Fort Worth Eastern Hills lost to Carrollton Newman Smith 42-14; Anna lost to Whitesboro 41-21

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Fort Worth Eastern Hills: RB Derrick Marshall, LB Jo’darius Robinson; Anna: WR Emmonte Davis, DB Kareem Mason

Notable: This is the first time Anna has played a Fort Worth ISD team … Davis had four catches for 126 yards and a touchdown in last week’s loss to Whitesboro … Eastern Hills allowed 411 yards in its loss against Newman Smith.

Whitesboro at Aubrey

Where: Chaparral Stadium

Broadcast: www.whitesboroisd.org

Records: Whitesboro 1-0; Aubrey 1-0

Last week: Whitesboro beat Anna 41-21; Aubrey beat Van Alstyne 35-21

Series: Whitesboro leads 9-3

Last meeting: 2017 (Whitesboro won 20-7)

Players to watch: Whitesboro: WR Noah Greisen, DL Reid Russell; Aubrey: RB Jameison Bufford, DB Isaiah Byers

Notable: Whitesboro has won six straight in the series, dating back to Aubrey’s last victory over the Bearcats in 2009 … The Bearcats are looking to have back-to-back 2-0 starts for the first time since 2006-07 … Aubrey scored three straight touchdowns in the second half against Van Alstyne to build a 35-14 lead on the way to a win.

Pilot Point at Krum

Where: Bobcat Stadium

Records: Pilot Point 1-0; Krum 0-1

Last week: Pilot Point beat Bridgeport 35-7; Krum lost to Plano John Paul II 41-0

Series: Pilot Point leads 3-1

Last meeting: 2017 (Pilot Point won 35-14)

Players to watch: Pilot Point: WR Javin Bruce, LB Connor Lynch; Krum: QB Bryson Lightfoot, DB Bryan Camunez

Notable: All four meetings have come in the previous four years, all to open those seasons … Bruce had seven catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns last week against Bridgeport … Krum has lost 11 of its last 12 games.

Gunter at Pottsboro

Where: Jim Henderson Memorial Stadium

Broadcast: www.cjsportsent.com / KZRC 96.1 FM

Records: Gunter 1-0; Pottsboro 1-0

Last week: Gunter beat Daingerfield 27-14; Pottsboro beat North Lamar 27-14

Series: Gunter leads 9-5

Last meeting: 2017 (Gunter won 26-0)

Players to watch: Gunter: QB Ethan Everson, LB Kennon Magers; Pottsboro: QB Braden Plyler, LB Coby Langford

Notable: Two of the winningest programs in Texoma over the past decade have played every year since 2012 … Pottsboro’s shutout loss to Gunter last year was the first time the Cardinals had been blanked since 2009, a stretch of 91 games … Gunter is ranked fifth in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A statewide poll.

Howe at S&S

Where: Ram Stadium

Records: Howe 1-0; S&S 0-1

Last week: Howe beat Ponder 21-18; S&S lost to Paradise 21-7

Series: Howe leads 23-10

Last meeting: 2015 (Howe won 28-0)

Players to watch: Howe: RB Austin Lee, LB J.C. Helpenstell; S&S: RB Cole Sloan, LB Joey Baggs

Notable: This is the first time the match-up is not a district contest since 1985, a stretch of 18 games … The Bulldogs are looking to start 2-0 for the first time since 2015 … Four different players threw a pass for S&S last week.

Leonard at Commerce

Where: Earnest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium

Records: Leonard 0-1; Commerce 0-1

Last week: Leonard lost to Wolfe City 21-0; Commerce lost to Edgewood 42-7

Series: Commerce leads 7-3-2

Last meeting: 2017 (Leonard won 50-48 in overtime)

Players to watch: Leonard: RB Nate Harris, DL Kameron Rogers; Commerce: WR Jaden Wilson, DL C.J. Dunbar

Notable: Leonard is looking to avoid an 0-2 start for the first time since 2010 … Leonard didn’t not allow an offensive touchdown in its loss to Wolfe City last week … Leonard had just 90 yards of offense against the Wolves with Harris gaining 63 yards on 20 carries.

Community at Bonham

Where: Warrior Stadium

Broadcast: KFYN 95.7 FM / 1420 AM

Records: Community 0-1; Bonham 0-1

Last week: Community lost to Benbrook; Bonham lost to Mount Vernon 48-21

Series: Bonham leads 9-3

Last meeting: 2017 (Bonham won 42-20)

Players to watch: Community: QB Colby Warren, LB David Obamehinti; Bonham: RB Hayden Stevenson, LB Noah Shellman

Notable: Bonham has won six straight in the series, the last four in district play, dating back to Community’s last win over the Warriors in 2009 … Bonham is looking to avoid an 0-2 start for the fourth time in five seasons … Community went from up 17-13 to down 34-17 in the first six minutes of the third quarter against Benbrook.

Sunnyvale at Van Alstyne

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Sunnyvale 1-0; Van Alstyne 0-1

Last week: Sunnyvale beat Kemp 35-19; Van Alstyne lost to Aubrey 35-21

Series: Sunnyvale leads 5-0

Last meeting: 2017 (Sunnyvale won 35-19 in bi-district round)

Players to watch: Sunnyvale: RB Brian Perry, LB Devin Sterling; Van Alstyne: RB Swaylon Chavira, LB Zachary Moncier

Notable: Van Alstyne has lost to Sunnyvale in the first round of the playoffs the previous three seasons … The Panthers are looking to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2012 … Sunnyvale hasn’t had a losing season since 2010.

Callisburg at Millsap

Where: Bulldog Stadium

Broadcast: KPFC 89.3 / 91.9 FM

Records: Callisburg 1-0; Millsap 0-1

Last week: Callisburg beat Life Oak Cliff 57-24; Millsap lost to Hamilton 26-25

Series: Tied 3-3

Last meeting: 1995 (Callisburg won 46-0)

Players to watch: Callisburg: RB Dakota Shaffer, LB Ethan Sewell; Millsap: RB Franklin Lopez, DL Nick Bourdelais

Notable: The previous four meetings were all in district play and Callisburg is on a three-game winning streak in the series … The Wildcats ran for 582 yards in beating Life Oak Cliff last week … Millsap had a 25-12 lead before Hamilton scored twice in the final four minutes to pull out the victory.

Honey Grove at Whitewright

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Honey Grove 0-1; Whitewright 0-1

Last week: Honey Grove lost to Bells 33-16; Whitewright lost to Clarksville 33-27

Series: Whitewright leads 26-19-1

Last meeting: 2009 (Whitewright won 6-3)

Players to watch: Honey Grove: RB Trel Pruitt, LB Zeke Woods; Whitewright: RB Marcus Reeves, DB Jordan Meixelsperger

Notable: The first meeting between these schools was in 1936 … Whitewright was stopped on the final play of the game at the two-yard line last week against Clarksville … This is the second straight week Honey Grove is facing a District 9-3A (II) team after opening against Bells.

Tioga at Blue Ridge

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Tioga 0-1; Blue Ridge 0-1

Last week: Tioga lost to Tom Bean 35-6; Blue Ridge lost to City View 23-14

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Tioga: RB Kaleb Scott, DL Jared Robinson; Blue Ridge: QB Tyson Walters, DL Caleb Aguilar

Notable: Blue Ridge hasn’t started 0-2 since 2013 … Tioga had just 80 yards of offense last week against Tom Bean … Walters threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns against City View.

Wolfe City at Bells

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Wolfe City 1-0; Bells 1-0

Last week: Wolfe City beat Leonard 21-0; Bells beat Honey Grove 33-16

Series: Wolfe City leads 22-7

Last meeting: 2015 (Wolfe City won 44-38)

Players to watch: Wolfe City: RB Dylan Wilson, DB Dayton Smith; Bells: RB Cire Luster, DB Kason Huschke

Notable: The winner in the last seven matchups has scored at least 40 points … All three touchdowns by Wolfe City last week came on defense … Luster had 10 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Honey Grove

Prairiland at Tom Bean

Where: Tomcat Stadium

Records: Prairiland 0-1; Tom Bean 1-0

Last week: Prairiland lost to DeKalb 31-12; Tom Bean beat Tioga 35-6

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Prairiland: QB Connor Sessums, DL Adam Rick; Tom Bean: RB Asa Osbourn, LB Michael Cooper

Notable: Tom Bean is trying to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2008 … Osbourn had 15 carries for 208 yards and a touchdown in the victory against Tioga … Prairiland has just three wins since 2015.

Collinsville at Boles

Where: Kevin Kiper Memorial Stadium

Records: Collinsville 1-0; Quinlan Boles 0-1

Last week: Collinsville beat Muenster Sacred Heart 42-0; Quinlan Boles lost to Scurry-Rosser 39-12

Series: Collinsville leads 4-1

Last meeting: 2011 (Collinsville won 46-0 in bi-district round)

Players to watch: Collinsville: RB Trey Shelby, LB Raul Castorena; Quinlan Boles: QB Blaine Lewis, LB Brian Hinojos

Notable: The last three meetings between the teams were all in the playoffs … Collinsville earned a shutout victory for the first time in 23 games … Quinlan Boles hasn’t had a winning season since 2014.

Campbell at Trenton

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Campbell 0-1; Trenton 1-0

Last week: Campbell lost to Overton 40-16; Trenton beat Detroit 36-14

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Campbell: QB Noah Doddridge, LB Kam McCormack; Trenton: QB Christian Verde, LB Kaleb Pritchett

Notable: Trenton ended an 11-game losing streak with its win over Detroit … The Tigers will look to move to 2-0 for the first time since restarting football in 2011 and first since 1959, the last year before their lengthy hiatus … Campbell is making the move up to 11-man football this season and was placed in a district with Tioga.

Savoy at Dallas Lakehill

Where: Roger L. Perry Field

Records: Savoy 0-1; Dallas Lakehill 0-1

Last week: Savoy lost to Denton Calvary 47-30; Dallas Lakehill lost to Bulverde Bracken Christian 80-32

Series: Dallas Lakehill leads 3-0

Last meeting: 2017 (Lakehill won 58-12)

Players to watch: Savoy: RB Patrik McCauley, DE Braeden Dillon; Dallas Lakehill: n/a

Notable: Last year’s meeting was the first between the two teams as six-man programs … Savoy had an 18-6 first-quarter lead over Calvary before falling behind 27-18 at half-time … Dallas Lakehill allowed 13.2 yards per carry in its lost to Bracken Christian last week.

Trinity Christian at Fannindel

Where: Bishop Field

Records: Trinity Christian 0-0; Fannindel 0-1

Last week: Trinity Christian did not play; Fannindel lost to Saint Jo 78-64

Series: Fannindel leads 1-0

Last meeting: 2017 (Fannindel won 54-6)

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

Notable: The Falcons are looking to avoid an 0-2 start for the first time since 2015 … This is the season opener for Trinity Christian, which is based in Paris.

Inspired Vision at Texoma Christian

Where: Center Street Sports Complex

Records: Inspired Vision 0-0; Texoma Christian 0-1

Last week: Inspired Vision did not play; Texoma Christian lost to Pantego Christian 56-18

Series: First meeting

Players to watch: Inspired Vision: RB Roy Orta, LB Erick Varela; Texoma Christian: RB Mathias Coleman, LB Dylan Foster

Notable: Coleman had a receiving and rushing touchdown last week against Pantego Christian … A loss would give the Eagles an 0-2 start for the second time in three seasons … Inspired Vision is making the move up from the six-man ranks this season.