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Henderson’s Caleb Medford poses for a photo at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore.

Henderson (1-1) vs. Jacksonville (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; The Tomato Bowl, Jacksonville

Keep an eye on

Henderson: QB Caleb Medford … RB Kevin Fields, … LB Brady Odom … DB Adrian Pryor.

Jacksonville: WR Chris Carpenter … RB Aaron Richardson … WR Jaylon Freeney … FS Steve Gallegos

Did you know: Henderson eked out a 28-22 win over Jacksonville last year. The Indians last defeated the Lions in a 56-55 double OT thriller in 2009.

Last week: Pleasant Grove 40, Henderson 7; Jacksonville 49, Palestine 48

Up next: Center at Henderson; Jacksonville at Nacogdoches

Elkhart (2-0) vs. Troup (1-1)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Tiger Stadium, Troup

Keep an eye on

Elkhart: RB RJ Moore … OL Weldon Brooks … QB Cade Starr … DE Ky Thomas

Troup: LB Max Hale … Kade Mahoney … QB Jordan Elliott … WR Desmon Deason

Did you know: Elkhart scored on a 99-yard drive in the final minutes to defeat Frankston … Hale had 20 tackles, four tackles for a loss and a sack against Carlisle to earn Tyler Morning Telegraph/Peltier Kia Tyler Defensive Player of the Week honors … Mahoney had 12 tackles, seven tackles for loss and a sack against Carlisle … Elliott threw for 169 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 69 yards and two more touchdowns against Carlisle … Deason had six grabs for 126 yards and a touchdown against Carlisle.

Last week: Elkhart 31, Frankston 28; Troup 33, Carlisle 23

Up next: Sabine at Elkhart; Grand Saline at Troup, Sept. 27

Palestine (0-2) vs. Rusk (0-2)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Eagle Stadium, Rusk

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Palestine: RB Jeremiah Davis … QB Christian Hutchinson … WR Marquis Thompson … OL Jarrett Henry … LB Quinton Cook … LB Keshawn Nonette … WR Tre Calhoun

Rusk: QB Jaylon Hall … RB Alex Jones … ATH Joseph McGowan … DB Sean Rogers

Did you know: Palestine took a 29-26 win over Rusk last season. Thompson had five grabs for 74 yards and a touchdown, and Calhoun had five receptions for 48 yards and two touchdowns.

Last week: Jacksonville 49, Palestine 48; Athens 28, Rusk 16

Up next: Palestine at Fairfield; Rusk at Spring Hill

Brownsboro (0-2) vs. Sunnyvale (2-0)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Raider Stadium, Sunnyvale

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Brownsboro: QB Gage Wehrmann, Sr. … RB Cole Williams, Sr. …DL Dakota Harmon, Sr. … TE Noah Sissom, Sr. … Colton Clay … Ty McKenzie

Sunnyvale: QB Tripp McAda, Sr. … RB Alex Luna, Jr. … WR Noah McDill, Jr. … LB Devi Sterling, Sr.

Did you know: Before his current nine-year stint at Sunnyvale, head coach John Settle spent eight seasons in Brownsboro, where he led the Bears to a 49-38 record, including a 10-4 finish in 2006 … McAda has thrown for 395 yards and five touchdowns … Luna has rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries … McDill has eight catches for 239 yards and three touchdowns … Sterling has nine tackles with five tackles for loss.

Last week: Fairfield 14, Brownsboro 6; Sunnyvale 52, Van Alstyne 13

Up next: Brownsboro at West; Sunnyvale at Glen Rose

Pine Tree (1-1) vs. Kilgore (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; R.E. St. John Memorial, Kilgore

Keep an eye on

Pine Tree: QB DJ Freeman … WR Gabe Adams … DB Keelan Turner … DB Keith Wright

Kilgore: RB Trayveon Epps … RB Kennieth Lacy … DL Deundre Blanton … LB Brian Brown … DB Donovan Adkins … QB Dalton McElyea

Did you know: Freeman has thrown for 554 yards and five touchdowns … Lacy and Epps have rushed for 254 yards and 236 yards, respectively, for Kilgore.

Last week: Pittsburg 42, Pine Tree 30; Kilgore 48, Hallsville 24

Up next: Pine Tree is open; Texas High at Kilgore

Spring Hill (0-2) vs. White Oak (0-2)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Roughneck Stadium, White Oak

Keep an eye on

Spring Hill: OL Aaron Collier … OL Gavin Amerson … OL Brandon Krenek … OL Colby Bowles … OL Tony Natera … QB Gage White

White Oak: OL Luke Ummel … OL Zane Werner … OL Jeffrey Cook … OL Chase Tucker … OL Casen Borden … QB Blake Barlow

Did you know: This is the 51st meeting between the Panthers and Roughnecks, and the two teams have met every season since 1978 … Spring Hill had lost six in a row to the Roughnecks before starting a current two-game winning streak with a 36-20 win in 2017 (the Panthers won 42-14 last year) … White Oak leads the all-time series 26-24 … The teams have played two overtime games in the series, with Spring Hill earning a 39-36 win in 1999 and White Oak winning 22-19 in 2014

Last week: Bullard 36, Spring Hill 28; New Diana 34, White Oak 14

Up next: White Oak at Rains; Rusk at Spring Hill

Marshall (0-2) vs. Carthage (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bulldog Stadium, Carthage

Keep an eye on:

Marshall: RB Dominique Williams … QB Brent Burris … WR Savion Williams … DB Lyrik Rawls

Carthage: QB Kai Horton … RB Mason Courtney … WR Kelvontay Dixon … OL Ty’Kieast Crawford

Did you know: Carthage has not lost a regular-season game since Oct. 7, 2016 when it fell to Kilgore on the road. Last year’s matchup between these two teams was the first regular-season battle since the two schools went head-to-head in 1981.

Last week: Longview 53, Marshall 0; Carthage 49, Liberty-Eylau 7

Up next: Marshall bye; Gilmer at Carthage

Paris (1-1) vs. Gilmer (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Jeff Traylor Stadium, Gilmer

Keep an eye on

Paris: RB Z’ykius Jackson … RB Dorian Williams … WR Tray Johnson … DL Quinn Dangerfield … DB KD Washington

Gilmer: RB Darrell Bush (30 carries, 222 yards, 3 TDs) … QB Mason Hurt, (30 of 49 passing, 392 yards, 4 TDs) … WR Dylan Fluellen, (5 receptions, 113 yards, 2 TDs) … MLB Jett Jones, (18 tackles) … OLB Grant Couture, (18 tackles)

Did you know: Paris prevailed over Gilmer 27-21 in 2018. The Buckeyes are averaging 44 points per game through the first two weeks, while the Wildcat defense is surrendering just 14.5 in their first two outings of 2019.

Last week: Paris 42, Terrell 7; Gilmer 41, Van 21

Up next: Paris at Mount Pleasant; Gilmer at Carthage

Tatum (0-2) vs. Pittsburg (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pirate Stadium, Pittsburg

Keep an eye on

Tatum: RB Decartiyay Allison … QB Kendric Malone … TE Trey Fite … S Quiston Sheffield … OLB Jayden Boyd … CB KaVontae Starling

Pitsburg: QB Jaxson Ramsey (20 of 38 passing, 179 yards, 1 TD) … Brayden Bolton (28 carries, 201 yards, 3 TDs) … WR Promous Morrison (10 receptions, 131 yards) … LB James Arroliga (18 tackles) … LB Christian Bates (20 tackles)

Last week: Daingerfield 14, Tatum 0; Pittsburg 42, Pine Tree 30

Up next: Tatum at Hughes Springs; Pittsburg at Van

Jefferson (2-0) vs. Arp (0-2)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bill Herrington Tiger Stadium, Arp

Keep an eye on

Jefferson: RB Kylan Thomas (36 carries, 327 yards, 4 TDs) … RB Dee Black (29 carries, 433 yards, 3 TDs) WR Chris Shephard (8 receptions, 103 yards, 1 TD) … DB Malik Brasher(8 tackles) … OLB Kenneth Bell (12 tackles)

Arp: QB Jonathan Blackwell (10 of 22 passing, 140 yards, 3 INT) … RB Tren Jones (4 carries, 38 yards, 3 receptions, 54 yards) … WR Daniel Clary (3 receptions, 48 yards) … OLB Dumuantrez Haggerty (19 tackles) … DB Kahil Brasher (13 tackles)

Did you know: Jefferson has won 20 of its last 21 regular season contests. Last year the Bulldogs defeated Arp, 56-0.

Last week: Jefferson 51, Center 28; Hughes Springs 30, Arp 8

Up next: North Lamar at Jefferson; Arp at Quitman

Gladewater (1-1) vs. Center (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Roughrider Stadium, Center

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Gladewater: RB Eligia Carter … QB DJ Allen … FB Devin Walker … ILB Zach Villareal … DT Zach Shipp

Center: QB Jake Hanson (32 of 57 passing, 417 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INT) … RB Keamodre Horace (48 carries, 415 yards, 3 TDs) … WR Marques Hall (10 receptions, 131 yards) … WR Jakerrion Watson (9 receptions, 133 yards, 2 TDs)

Did you know: Center halfback Keamodre Horace has rushed for over 200 yards in each of the first two games this season. Gladewater was a 46-22 winner last year against Center.

Last week: Atlanta 35, Gladewater 28; Jefferson 51, Center 28

Up next: Pleasant Grove at Gladewater; Center at Henderson

Sabine (2-0) vs. Harleton (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Wildcat Stadium, Harleton

Keep an eye on

Sabine: QB Landon McKinney (13 of 28 passing, 324 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT) … TB BJ Stidham (38 carries, 429 yards, 2 TDs) … WR AJ Gresham (6 receptions, 171 yards, TD) … LB Brannigan Willige … OLB Ty Francisco

Harleton: RB Hunter Wallace (10 carries, 131 yards 2 TDs last week)… RB Cole Ring (5 carries, 84 yards, 1 TD last week) … DE Jaydn Salazar … DE Jojo Clark … LB Justin Davidson

Did you know: Harleton, winners of its first two games, won just twice in the last two years. Sabine, which started 4-0 last season, notched a 49-0 shutout over Harleton last year.

Last week: Sabine 47, Shelbyville 7; Harleton 40, James Bowie 8

Up next: Sabine at Elkhart; Union Grove at Harleton

Harmony (0-2) vs. West Rusk (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bruce Bradshaw Stadium, New London

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Harmony: RB Issac Edwards (44 carries, 481 yards, 6 TDs) … QB Gage Goddard (11 of 19 passing, 133 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs) … DB Kyle Henry (6 tackles, 2 INT) … DB Clayton Hays (12 tackles)

West Rusk: QB Jaylon Shelton, (15 of 19 passing, 194 yards, 2 TDs; 26 carries, 235 yards, 4 TDs) … WR Taylon Winings (4 receptions, 41 yards) … OLB Myles Foster (15 tackles) … DB Jimmie Harper (18 tackles)

Did you know: Harmony is off to a 0-2 start for the first time since 2014. West Rusk, in a battle of unbeatens, topped Harmony last year, 28-24.

Last week: Elysian Fields 41, Harmony 38; West Rusk 35, Waskom 19

Up next: Harmony at Alba-Golden; West Rusk at Palestine Westwood

Union Grove (2-0) vs. Quitman (0-2)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bud Moody Stadium, Quitman

Keep an eye on

Union Grove: RB Kellen Williams (2 carries, 191 yards, 2 TDs; 4 receptions 94 yards, TD) … QB Chase Mead (6 of 11 passing, 160 yards, TD) … RB Matthew Bower (30 carries, 272 yards, 4 TDs) … LB Brendon Pullen (15 tackles) … DT Austin Procell (12 tackles)

Quitman: RB Trey Berry … QB Hayden Cook … WR Ty Holland … WR Luke Pruden … SS Ethan Reynolds … DE Jonathan Lacy

Did you know: Union Grove averages 8.8 yards per rush through two weeks. Matthew Bower erupted for 220 yards and 4 TDs in a rout of Overton. The Lions were 32-14 winners over Quitman last fall.

Last week: Union Grove 37, Overton 6; Scurry-Rosser 28, Quitman 27

Up next: Union Grove at Harleton; Arp at Quitman

Winona (1-1) vs. Elysian Fields (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Yellowjacket Stadium, Elysian Fields

Keep an eye on

Winona: QB Zach Halbert … WR Chris Gatlin … OLB Jermichael Akins … OLB Kason Mitchell

Elysian Fields: QB Ryan Wilkerson (12 of 23 passing, 168 yards, 3 TDs; 32 carries, 335 yards, 5 TDs) … RB Christavian Smith (15 carries, 93 yards, TD; 4 receptions, 66 yards) … DE Ty Kirkland (22 tackles, 4 TFL) … DL Carson Holland (18 tackles, 3 TFL)

Did you know: Elysian Fields defeated Winona 33-24 in 2018. The Jackets are off to a 2-0 start after stumbling from the gate last year losing their first two.

Last week: Winona 37, Eustace 23; Elysian Fields 41, Harmony 38

Up next: Winona at Frankston; Ore City at Elysian Fields

Paris Chisum (0-2) at Winnsboro (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m.Friday, Red Raider Stadium, 409 Newsome St., Winnsboro, 75494 (Capacity: 2,000)

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Paris Chisum: WR Rylan Boutwell ... LB Kip Floyd ... DL Logan Hawkins ... RB Chris Worthy

Winnsboro: QB Keen Glover ... WR Elijah Bolton ... RB Landry Deaton ... OL John McCurdy

Did you know: Scoring TDs last week against Queen City for the Red Raiders were Dominique Allen (2 TDs), Elijah Bolton (from Keen Glover), Lakeerian Jones, Landry Deaton (2 TDs), Ethan Arrington and Preston Crow. ... Winnsboro led 50-0 before the Bulldogs finally scored in the third quarter. ... Kilder Ortega kicked seven PATs for the Red Raiders. Also, Glover hit Jones with a two-point conversion pass. ... According Joe Lee Smith’s TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com, Winnsboro began playing football in 1914. The Raiders have made the playoffs 21 times with 16 district titles. ... The Mustangs started playing football in 1990. Chisum has made the playoffs five times, finishing third each time. The Ponies are seeking their first district title. ... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine has Winnsboro favored by 25 to improve to 3-0.

Last week: Lone Oak 50, Paris Chisum 41; Winnsboro 57, Queen City 15

Up next: Paris Chisum at Clarksville, Sept. 20; Winnsboro at Mount Vernon, Sept. 20

Canton (1-1) vs. Mount Vernon (2-0)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Don Meredith Stadium, Mount Vernon

Keep an eye on

Canton: QB Chris Hobbs, Sr. … RB/DB Chris Cade, Jr. … WR/DB Cooper Smith, Sr. … OL/DL Cayden Saffel, Sr. … RB Jatavian McGee

Mount Vernon: WR Boston Morris … WR Max Rutledge … RB Zander Reader … OL Gunner Fielden

Did you know: Mount Vernon is coached by former Baylor head coach Art Briles … Briles went 166-46-4 from 1984-99 in stints at Hamlin, Georgetown and Stephenville — with four state titles — before going to the University of Houston … Hobbs was 17 of 23 for 212 yards against Mineola … Hobbs ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 2:16 left and then passed to Cade for the two-points conversion to rally form down 27-20 against Mineola.

Last week: Canton 28, Mineola 27; Mount Vernon 50, Farmersville 20

Up next: Mabank at Canton; Winnsboro at Mount Vernon

Malakoff (2-0) vs. Mexia (1-1)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Blackcat Field, Mexia

Keep an eye on

Malakoff: QB Darion Peace … RB Keevie Rose … RB Dedric Davis … WR Andreas Garrett

Mexia: ATH Jaden Proctor … DL Dawson Scott … LB/RB Dre’Vaun Cooper … OL Jacob Kyle, 6-5, 325 … DL Arik Medlock, 6-0, 350

Did you know: Malakoff is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A Division I by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and No. 1 in Class 3A/2A/TAPPS in the #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15 … Malakoff set a school record with 76 points last week against Rains … Both teams have defeated Teague this season — Malakoff 40-14 in Week 1 and Mexia 49-22 last week … Rose carried the ball 10 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries against Rains, and Davis had nine carries for 173 yards and two scores.

Last week: Malakoff 76, Rains 7; Mexia 49, Teague 22

Up next: Grandview at Malakoff; Mexia at Coldspring-Oakhurst

Grand Saline (1-1) vs. Scurry-Rosser (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wildcat Stadium, 10729 S. State Hwy 34, Scurry, 75158 (Capacity: 1,000; Opened: 2008)

Keep an eye on

Grand Saline: LB Bryce Smith ... DL Reed Deatherage ... WR Cam Lowe ... RB Jake Humphrey

Scurry-Rosser: DB Brandon Birmingham ... RB Noah Lopez ... DL John McLean ... OL Clayton Johnson

Did you know: According Joe Lee Smith’s TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com, Grand Saline began playing football in 1913. The Indians have made the playoffs 24 times with 15 district titles. ... The Wildcats played their first varsity season in 1970. They have made the postseason seven times with three district championships. S-R’s first playoff appearance came in 1993 when the Wildcats were 12-1. ... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine has Grand Saline favored by nine to improve to 2-1 and hand S-R its first loss.

Last week: Palmer 55, Grand Saline 14; Scurry-Rosser 28, Quitman 27

Up next: District 10-3A Division II opener, Grand Saline at Troup, Sept. 27; District 7-3A Division II opener, Scurry-Rosser at Corsicana Mildred, Sept. 27

Athens (2-0) vs. Fairfield (2-0)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Eagle Stadium, Fairfield

Keep an eye on

Athens: RB Nathan Sims … OL Garrett Hayes … QB Chase Friedrich … WR Jerquindon Taylor

Fairfield: RB/LB Jar-mychael Hudson … QB Justin Abram … LB Zane Anderson … RB/DB Eli Martin, Fr.

Did you know: This will be Fairfield’s first home game of the season … Athens and Fairfield have played the same two teams the first two weeks of the season. Athens defeated Brownsboro 33-14 before taking a 28-16 win over Rusk, while Fairfield won 47-34 over Rusk before defeating Brownsboro 14-6 … Sims rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns against Rusk … Friedrich is 14 of 22 for 252 yards with four touchdowns this season … Sims has carried the ball 36 times for 249 yards and three touchdowns … Taylor has eight grabs for 185 yards and three touchdowns … Hudson has rushed for 180 yards on offense and made six tackles for loss on defense.

Last week: Athens 28, Rusk 16; Fairfield 14, Brownsboro 6

Up next: Ferris at Athens; Palestine at Fairfield

Edgewood (1-1) vs. Lone Oak (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Buffalo Stadium, 8205 Hwy 69 S., Lone Oak 75453 (Capacity: 2,500; Opened: 1996)

Keep an eye on

Edgewood: ATH Trey McPherson ... DL Mason Tarrant ... RB Kyle Keltner ... WR Sebastian Holdman

Lone Oak: QB Quaid Williams ... LB Jack Kizer ... DT CJ Hubbard ... RB Ethan Smith

Did you know: According Joe Lee Smith’s TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com, Edgewood began playing football in 1928. The Bulldogs have made the playoffs 22 times with 10 district titles. ... The Buffaloes played their first varsity season in 1909. They played 11-man football until 1942. In 1943 Lone Oak played six-man football until 1969. The Buffaloes’ first year back in 11-man ball saw the squad win the district title, their first. They have made the postseason 26 times with 15 district championships. ... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine has Edgewood favored by 13 to improve to 2-1 and hand Lone Oak its second loss.

Last week: Caddo Mills 55, Edgewood 0; Lone Oak 50, Paris Chisum 41

Up next: District 7-3A Division II opener, Blooming Grove at Edgewood, Sept. 27; Caddo Mills at Lone Oak, Sept. 20

Emory Rains (0-2) vs. Cooper (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bulldog Stadium, SW 12th at FM 1528, Cooper, 75432 (Capacity: 2,000; Opened: 2008)

Keep an eye on

Emory Rains: LB Devin Jacks ... LB Ray Mares ... RB Mason Songer ... K Andrew Balthrop

Cooper: QB Chance Thornton ... WR Keyshawn Wallace .... DL Kurt Fogelberg ... LB Chase Morales

Did you know: According Joe Lee Smith’s TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com, Emory Rains began playing football in 1922. The Wildcats have made the playoffs 13 times with six district titles. ... The Bulldogs played their first varsity season in 1906. Cooper has made the postseason 37 times with 24 district championships. ... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine has Cooper favored by 21 to improve to 2-1 and hand Rains its second loss.

Last week: Malakoff 76, Emory Rains 7; Bogata Rivercrest 49, Cooper 20

Up next: White Oak at Rains, Sept. 20; Cooper at Hooks, Sept. 20

Palestine Westwood (0-2) vs. Eustace (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bulldog Stadium (The Bone Yard), Henderson Street at FM 316 S., Eustace, 75124 (Capacity: 3,000; Opened: 1985)

Keep an eye on

Palestine Westwood: DB Bri’Darian Hunt ... QB Dalton Books ... DB Jackson Munger ... WR Aeneas Page

Eustace: RB Wyatt Farmer ... QB Cooper Cates ... WR Paxton Schwartz ... OL Dartanyan Pruitt

Did you know: According Joe Lee Smith’s TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com, Palestine Westwood began playing football in 1961. The Panthers have made the playoffs six times with two district titles. ... The Bulldogs played their first varsity season in 1938. Eustace has made the postseason 12 times with three district championships. Arkansas head football coach Chad Morris begin his coaching career at Eustace, coaching there four years and leading the Bulldogs to a district title his fourth year. He compiled a record of 26-16 from 1994 to 1997. ... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine rates the game a tossup. ... Westwood had a two-touchdown lead over Buffalo last week and still led by one entering the fourth quarter before the Bison rallied. James Meadows, Bri’Darian Hunt and Jackson Munger all intercepted passes for the Panthers against Buffalo.

Last week: Buffalo 41, Palestine Westwood 21; Winona 37, Eustace 23

Up next: West Rusk at Palestine Westwood, Sept. 20; Eustace at Groesbeck, Sept. 20

Mabank (2-0) vs. Wills Point (1-1)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Ken Autry Davis Field, Wills Point

Keep an eye on

Mabank: TE Devyn Gibbs … RB Dakota Shaw … OL Bodie Row … QB Dahltyn McKinley

Wills Point: QB Jaquez Thompson … RB Justin Perez … LB Savion Kellum

Did you know: Mabank already has as many wins in 2019 than it had in all of 2018 … Kellum has 30 tackles for Wills Point.

Last week: Mabank 48, Kemp 0; Carrollton Ranchview 14, Wills Point 7

Up next: Mabank at Canton; Wills Point at Grace Community

Farmersville (0-2) vs. Mineola (0-2)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Meredith Memorial Stadium, Mineola

Keep an eye on

Farmersville: OL Gabe Sandoval … OL/DL Jacob Batson … RB Jacquez Simpson … ATH Braden Lair

Mineola: RB/LB Trevion Sneed, Jr. … QB Thomas Hooton, Jr. … WR Dawson Pendergrass, Fr.

Did you know: The freshman Pendergrass leads Mineola in receptions with six, receiving touchdowns with two and tackles with 18 … Sneed has 17 tackles and 120 rushing yards.

Last week: Mount Vernon 50, Farmersville 20; Canton 28, Mineola 27

Up next: Whitesboro at Farmersville; Mineola at Big Sandy

New Diana (2-0) vs. Alto (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Yellow Jacket Stadium, Alto

Keep an eye on

New Diana: RB Zane Freeman (20 carries, 249 yards, 4 TDs) … QB Gage Shields (11 of 29 passing, 341 yards, 2TDs, 2 INT) … LB Carson Willeford (26 tackles) … LB Cooper Holland (17 tackles)

Alto: RB Vidareous High … QB Will Dixon … WR Skyler Akins … MLB Harmon West (22 tackles) … OLB Cayle Irwin (22 tackles) … OLB Foster Hall (12 tackles, 2 sacks)

Did you know: Friday could be an offensive showcase with New Diana averaging 39 points per game and Alto clicking away at 37 points per outing. Alto was a 32-14 winner in last year’s contest.

Last week: New Diana 34, White Oak 14; Alto 45, Timpson 0

Up next: Queen City at New Diana; Alto at Garrison

Ore City (1-1) vs. Frankston (0-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Jeff & Opal Austin Stadium, Frankston

Keep an eye on

Ore City: WR Aaron Nigreville … QB Ty Freeman … RB Jose Lopez (11 carries, 103 yards, 1 TD last week) … DL Angelo Baker … RB Ryan Shastid … LB Ernesto DeSantiago (9 tackles last week)

Frankston: RB Jesse Newman … QB Tyler Fridinger … RB Kenneth Hawkins … CB Jim King … DE Nicholas Haney … DE Juan Perez

Did you know: Ore City defeated Frankston last year, 21-6. The Indians have lost 20 of their last 22 games dating back to the 2016 season.

Last week: Joaquin 34, Ore City 14; Elkhart 31, Frankston 28

Up next: Ore City at Elysian Fields; Winona at Frankston

Big Sandy (1-1) vs. Timpson (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Eakin Stadium, Timpson

Keep an eye on

Big Sandy: RB Kedron Brown … QB Caden Minter … WR Josh Shipman … DL Cain Martinez … DB Elijah Beard … LB James Briscoe.

Timpson: LB Jarrett Page … DB Tre Davis … OL Zach Mallory … LB Braden Courtney … WR Trey Keggler … WR Kobe Grogan

Did you know: The Big Sandy Wildcats won three state titles in the 70s, but still have an overall losing record (435-459-19) as a program. The Wildcats topped the Bears in last year’s meeting, 30-14.

Last week: Big Sandy 60, Alba-Golden 34; Alto 45, Timpson 0

Up next: Mineola at Big Sandy; Timpson at West Sabine

Beckville (0-2) vs. Hawkins (0-2)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Red Lowrance Field, Hawkins

Keep an eye on

Beckville: QB Ryan Harris … RB Evan Allen … DB Kaylin Turner … LB Colter Klingler

Hawkins: RB J.D. McGowan … QB Zach Conde … DB Paeton Smith … LB Jeremy Torres

Did you know: After opening last year 3-0 and beating Hawkins 30-12, Beckville proceeded to drop five of its final seven games.

Last week: West Sabine 44, Beckville 41; All Saints 38, Hawkins 28

Up next: Hemphill at Beckville; Hawkins at Linden-Kildare

Overton (0-2) vs. Carlisle (0-2)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Arrowhead Stadium, Price

Keep an eye on

Overton: QB Cole Marshall … RB Jackson Clark … WR Colin Lightner … DB Aaron Warwick … DL Landon Morgan

Carlisle: Carlisle: QB Carlos DeLeon … WR Victor Comacho … LB Alex Garza … DB Jamion Turner … LB Louie Garza

Did you know: These two communities are less than a 15-minute drive from each other. Carlisle has won 13 straight in the series with Overton. The Indians own a 35-27-5 advantage over the Mustangs in head to head.

Last week: Union Grove 37, Overton 6; Troup 33, Carlisle 23

Up next: Como-Pickton at Overton; Carlisle at New Boston

Crockett (1-1) vs. Grapeland (2-0)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Grapeland Sandies Stadium

Keep an eye on

Crockett: TE Allen Horace … RB Joseph Porter … QB Jordan Bedford … DB Cristian Brice

Grapeland: QB BJ Lamb, Jr. … RB Cadarian Wiley, Soph. … WR Cooper Ward, Sr. … WR Deco Bryant, Sr. … WR/DB Keizon Ashford, Jr.

Did you know: Lamb, who has an offer from Arizona State, has thrown for 568 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns this season … Ashford has two interceptions, and he has seven catches for 150 yards.

Last week: Garrison 38, Crockett 32; Grapeland 38, Cayuga 14

Up next: Crockett at Trinity, Sept. 27; Normangee at Grapeland

Cayuga (1-1) vs. Mount Enterprise (2-0)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; John Webb Stadium, Mount Enterprise

Keep an eye on

Cayuga: QB Caden Mullican … WR Colten Stephens … OL Dalton Fitzpatrick … OL BJ Scruggs

Mount Enterprise: RB Kendre Miller … OL Jamar Thompson … OL Colin Reeves … DL Deandrew Ferguson

Did you know: Miller rushed for 325 yards and three touchdowns last week against Cushing and has 737 yards and 10 touchdowns for the season.

Last week: Grapeland 38, Cayuga 14; Mount Enterprise 32, Cushing 16

Up next: Wortham at Cayuga; Mount Enterprise at Burkeville

San Augustine (1-0) vs. 

Garrison (1-0)

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bulldog Stadium, Garrison

Keep an eye on

San Augustine: QB Jayden Hicks … RB Kevorian Barnes … ATH Tijay Thomas-Davis

Garrison: RB Sabastion Porter … LB Chace Rodriguez … RB Ja’Kedric Watts … OL Garner Hancock … DL Canyon Holmes

Did you know: Both teams are ranked in the top 10 in Class 2A Division I. San Augustine is No. 5, and Garrison is No. 8 … San Augustine and Garrison both won state titles in 2003.

Last week: Garrison 38, Crockett 32; San Augustine had a bye

Up next: Alto at Garrison; Tenaha at San Augustine

Bryan Allen Academy (2-0) at East Texas Christian Academy (0-2)

When/where: 4:30 p.m. Friday, American State Bank Field, Tyler

Keep an eye on

Allen Academy: QB/DB Brandon Boyd ... OL/DL Ryan Hassell ... RB/LB Brent Tucker ... WR Aaron Boegner

East Texas Christian Academy: QB Win Fox … Gage Wells … Cole Bentley … Taylor Guyton

Did you know: Allen Academy hasn’t allowed a point this season, outscoring its opponents 96-0 ... Allen Academy has played just four quarters this season. Boyd has thrown for 269 yards and three touchdowns. Tucker has 163 yards rushing. Boegner has five catches for 172 yards and four touchdowns. Hassell has 14 tackles.

Last week: Allen Academy 46, McDade 0; Tyler HEAT 45, East Texas Christian Academy 0

Up next: Temple Holy Trinity at Allen Academy; Tyler Willowbend at East Texas Christian Academy, Sept. 21

Union Hill (2-0) vs. Avalon (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Eagle Field, Avalon

Keep an eye on

Union Hill: Ryan Brown (2 of 3 passing, 70 yards, 1 INT, 3 carries, 15 yards, 1 TD last week) … Clay Joyner (4 carries, 34 yards, 2 TDs last week) … Crisitan Aguillon (9 carries, 64 yards, 2 TDs, 1 reception, 44 yards last week) … Michael Colbert (8 carries, 135 yards, 2 TDs last week)

Avalon: QB Miguel Padron (12 of 30 passing, 281 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT, 36 carries, 345 yards, 8 TDs) … WR Rhett Newton (7 receptions, 203 yards, 3 TDs, 12 carries, 110 yards, 1 TD) … WR Bryan Faber (9 receptions, 102 yards, 1 TD)

Did you know: Avalon is a farming community in southern Ellis County and is located 14 miles southeast of Waxahachie. Union Hill handily defeated the Eagles in last year’s meeting, 64-14.

Last week: Union Hill 52, Dallas Lutheran 6; Avalon 79, Iredell 32

Up next: Aquilla at Union Hill; Walnut Springs at Avalon

Trinity School (2-0) vs. Tyler HEAT (1-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Tyler

Keep an eye on

TST: RB Garrett Bussey (10 carries, 105 yards, 2 TDs, 2 receptions, 52 yards, 1 TD) … UTIL Marlin Reeves (23 carries, 335 yards, 5 TDs, 10 tackles, 1 INT) … DL Malik Page

HEAT: Jeff Tillmon … Tyler Smith … Josiah Beggs … Eli Gage … Alec Baliff

Did you know: TST’s Marlin Reeves ranks first in Texas among 6-man rushing as well as tops nationally.

Last week: TST 70, Chester 25; Tyler HEAT 45, ETCA 0

Up next: TST at Leverett’s Chapel; Longview Christian at Tyler HEAT

Fannindel (1-1) vs. Leverett’s Chapel (2-0)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Lion Stadium, Laird Hill

Keep an eye on

LC: WR Jonah Shepard … RB Alexis Chavez … QB Dawson Blear … DL Darren Brown

Did you know: LC has won the last two times its played Fannindel. The Lions roared to a 66-19 decision in 2017 and eked out a 55-46 verdict in 2016. The Falcons came out on top in their 2015 meeting, 73-58.

Last week: Fannindel 33, Campbell 20; Leverett’s Chapel 53, Apple Springs 29

Up next: Savoy at Fannindel; TST at Leverett’s Chapel

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