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Van High School for the Zone Monday, July 12, 2021. (Les Hassell/News-Journal Photo)

HALLSVILLE (2-5, 2-2) VS. NACOGDOCHES (2-5, 2-2)

When/Where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., Dragon Stadium, Nacogdoches

Notable

Hallsville: QB Jace Moseley (105-of-187, 1,564 yards, 12 TD, 5 INT; 88 carries, 418 yards, 5 TD) … RB Elijah Nicholson (153 carries, 870 yards, 8 TD; 20 catches, 374 yards, 5 TD) … WR Cater Rogas (33 catches, 463 yards, 1 TD) … WR Kamron Gaut (24 catches, 407 yards, 4 TD) … Kallen Reed (55 tackles, 1INT, 1 forced fumble) … Derrick Dunn (40 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 sacks) … DB Zachary Southard (2 INT) … Ivan Olvera (31 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 2 forced fumbles)

Nacogdoches: QB Gus Smith (51-of-111, 519 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT) … RB Cermodrick Bland (62 carries, 366 yards, 3 TD; 13 catches, 189 yards, 1 TD) … QB Isaac Jones (13-of-22, 220 yards, 1 TD; 37 carries, 166 yards, 3 TD) … WR/DB D’Marea Weaver (31 catches, 374 yards, 5 TD; 37 tackles, 4 TFL, 4 PBU) … DB Joseph Carter (23 tackles, 2 INT, 6 PBU, 1 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble)

Did you know: The Bobcats were forced to forfeit the contest in 2020 due to COVID. The Dragons won the previous four meetings dating back to 2013. Hallsville won the three years prior to that.

Last Week: Hallsville 26, Mount Pleasant 20; Nacogdoches 27, Jacksonville 14

Up next: Hallsville at Marshall; Nacogdoches at Texas High

JACKSONVILLE (1-6, 1-3) VS. TEXAS HIGH (6-0, 4-0)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Tiger Stadium at Grim Park, Texarkana

Notable

Jacksonville: QB Ryan McCown … WR Tony Penson … WR Devin McCuin

Texas High: DL Derrick Brown … QB Brayson McHenry … RB Braylon Stewart

Did you know: Brown is the No. 18 edge rusher in the country and is committed to Texas … Texas High won last year’s meeting 52-23 … Texas High hasn’t lost a regular season game since Oct. 10, 2019.

Last week: Nacogdoches 27, Jacksonville 14; Texas High 38, Pine Tree 0

Up next: Whitehouse at Jacksonville; Nacogdoches at Texas High

KILGORE (6-1, 3-0) VS. HENDERSON (4-3, 1-2)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lions Stadium, Henderson

Notable

Kilgore: Davin Rider (98 carries, 1,081 yards, 17 TD; 7 catches, 118 yards; 33 tackles, two blocked kicks) … Isaiah Ross (50 carries, 325 yards, 3 TD) … Matthew Hardy (33 carries, 202 yards, 1 TD) … Da’marion Van Zandt (70 of 116, 1,077 yards, 9 TD, 1 interception) … Jermaine Roney (21 catches, 251 yards, 5 TD) … Corey Rider (9 catches, 285 yards, 5 TD; 29 tackles) … Matthew Tyeskie (10 catches, 114 yards) … Alex Chavez (25 tackles) … Omarion Smith (40 tackles) … Chris Ervin (46 tackles) … Kendall Dunn (44 tackles) … Peyton Christian (37 tackles, 3 sacks)

Henderson: Jacobe Robinson (100 of 157, 1,533 yards, 14 TD, 2 interceptions) … Dallas Alexander (86 carries, 581 yards, 10 TD) … Ya’corus Porter (48 carries, 387 yards, 4 TD) … Jamal Robinson (31 catches, 681 yards, 6 TD) … DeShawn Jackson (18 carries, 239 yards, 1 TD) … Tobaius Jackson (14 catches, 248 yards, 4 TD; 36 carries, 166 yards, 3 TD)

Did you know: Kilgore leads the overall series against Henderson 49-32-6, and last year’s 35-9 Kilgore win halted a string of three straight Henderson wins in the series … Three of the six ties in the series (1934, 1940, 1945) were 0-0 deadlocks

Last week: Kilgore 41, Chapel Hill 20; Palestine 38, Henderson 28

Up next: Athens at Kilgore; Henderson at Mabank

NORTH LAMAR (1-6, 0-2) VS. PITTSBURG (0-7, 0-2)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pirate Stadium, Pittsburg

Notable

North Lamar: Dawson Dority (261 passing yards, 220 rushing yards, nine receiving yards, three passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns) … Ayden Exum (144 receiving yards, 45 tackles, two receiving touchdowns and one forced fumble) … Brayden McCormack (127 rushing yards, 38 receiving yards, 22 tackles, one forced fumble and one sack)

Pittsburg: Brayden Bolton (675 rushing yards, 156 passing yards, 37 tackles, eight rushing touchdowns, five pass break-ups, one passing touchdown, one interception and one forced fumble) … Melvin Bates (324 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns) … Christian Bates (68 tackles, four rushing yards, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two pass break-ups)

Did you know: Both teams have a single win since the start of the 2020 season … Pittsburg earned a 61-0 district win against North Lamar last fall … North Lamar beat Wills Point 32-9 in the non-district portion of the 2021 campaign … The winner of Friday’s matchup will keep its playoff hopes alive with a critical late season District 8-4A Division II victory … If Pittsburg wins this week, the Pirates would also need at least one win between the Spring Hill and Liberty-Eylau games … North Lamar could chase down a playoff berth if it won this week and earned another victory against either Gilmer or Spring Hill.

Last week: Pleasant Grove 60, North Lamar 0; Gilmer 26, Pittsburg 13

Up next: North Lamar at Gilmer; Pittsburg at Spring Hill

GILMER (6-1, 2-0) VS. LIBERTY-EYLAU (5-2, 2-0)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Harris Field, Texarkana

Notable

Gilmer: Brandon Tennison (1,568 passing yards, 276 rushing yards, 15 passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and one tackle) … Ashton Haynes (590 rushing yards, 195 receiving yards, 10 rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns) … Matthew Burton (54 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass break-up)

Liberty-Eylau: Jaydin Hampton … Mike Riley … Nate Gamble

Did you know: Gilmer and Liberty-Eylau will meet for the 15th time since 2006 … The Buckeyes hold a 12-2 series edge during that stretch … Gilmer earned series wins in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020 campaigns, plus two more in 2010 … Liberty-Eylau prevailed in the 2006 and 2018 meetings … Gilmer and Liberty-Eylau are two of the three District 8-4A Division II members with a 2-0 league record … The other is Pleasant Grove.

Last week: Gilmer 26, Pittsburg 13; Liberty-Eylau 21, Spring Hill 15

Up next: North Lamar at Gilmer; Pleasant Grove at Liberty-Eylau

CARTHAGE (6-0, 2-0) VS. RUSK (6-1, 1-1)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle Stadium, Rusk

Notable

Carthage: Connor Cuff (1,094 passing yards, 43 rushing yards and 15 passing touchdowns) … Montrel Hatten (649 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns) … Kip Lewis (66 tackles, three sacks, one interception and one pass break-up)

Rusk: Owen McCown (1,827 passing yards, 259 rushing yards, 33 receiving yards, 19 passing touchdowns and six rushing touchdowns) … Heston Kelly (743 receiving yards, six receiving touchdowns and three rushing yards) … Nathaniel Yancey (70 tackles and one fumble recovery)

Did you know: Carthage is 4-1 against Rusk since 2006 … The Bulldogs have won four series games in a row, including victories during the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2020 campaigns … Rusk’s last win against Carthage occurred in 2006 … Both teams have six season wins in 2021 … Friday’s District 10-4A Division II battle will play a critical role in deciding this year’s district champ … Carthage is currently 2-0 in district play with three games to go … Rusk, Jasper, Madisonville and Center are all sitting a game behind at 1-1.

Last week: Carthage 28, Jasper 0; Rusk 31, Madisonville 28

Up next: Carthage at Madisonville; Rusk at Shepherd

MABANK (5-2, 1-2) VS. CHAPEL HILL (5-3, 1-3)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bulldog Stadium, New Chapel Hill

Notable

Mabank: QB Beau Kilgore (44 of 72, 720 yards, 9 TDs, 1 INT; 42 carries, 232 yards, 5 TDs) … RB Cody Chapman (84 carries, 522 yards, 6 TDs) … ATH Caleb Goforth (41 carries, 342 yards, 6 TDs; 81 tackles, 11 TFL, 2 sacks)

Chapel Hill: QB Demetrius Brisbon (25 of 43, 347 yards, 4 TDs; 26 carries, 393 yards, 4 TDs) … WR Deuce McGregor (36 catches, 774 yards, 7 TDs) … LB Brack Dyer (101 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks)

Did you know: Chapel Hill has lost three straight games since a 5-0 start … Chapel Hill won last season’s meeting by forfeit … Both teams were undefeated this season before facing 2020 state finalist Lindale.

Last week: Mabank had a bye; Kilgore 41, Chapel Hill 20

Up next: Henderson at Mabank; Chapel Hill at Henderson, Nov. 5

PALESTINE (4-4, 2-2) VS. ATHENS (4-3, 0-3)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bruce Field, Athens

Notable

Palestine: QB Jerrod Walker (26 of 65, 575 yards, 5 TDs, 3 INT; 31 carries, 113 yards, 8 TDs) … RB Jermany Walker (44 carries, 340 yards, 4 TDs) … Jon Denman (65 tackles)

Athens: QB Ty Arroyo (103 of 175, 1,466 yards, 18 TDs, 6 INT; 77 carries, 570 yards, 8 TDs) … RB Jecorey Roberts (111 carries, 733 yards, 8 TDs) … LB Cody McMichael (58 tackles)

Did you know: Athens is on a three-game losing streak after starting the season 4-0 … Palestine has picked up two straight wins over Chapel Hill and Henderson … Palestine won last season’s meeting 42-6.

Last week: Palestine 38, Henderson 28; Lindale 64, Athens 29

Up next: Lindale at Palestine; Athens at Kilgore

BULLARD (0-8, 0-2) VS. VAN (7-0, 1-0)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Van Memorial Stadium, Van

Notable

Bullard: QB Blake Blain … WR Beaux Christian … WR Clifford Douglas

Van: QB Jackson Rainey … WR Luca Kozhev … LB Beau Barton

Did you know: Van is averaging 43.3 points per game … Bullard is allowing 41.4 points per game … Bullard has lost 11 straight games with its last win coming Oct. 16, 2020, against Brownsboro, which defeated Bullard last week … Van won last season’s meeting 28-18.

Last week: Brownsboro 33, Bullard 28; Van 62, Mexia 6

Up next: Mexia at Bullard; Van at Canton

CANTON (5-2, 1-0) VS. BROWNSBORO (4-4, 2-0)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday;

Notable

Canton: QB Jason Brisbois … WR Jabraylon Pickens … WR Chanston Prox

Brownsboro: QB Jaxyn Rogers (128 of 228, 1,748 yards, 13 TDs, 7 INT) … WR Ge’Kyle Baker (34 catches, 797 yards, 9 TDs) … Aidan Hardin (75 tackles, 8 TFl, 4 sacks, 4 FF, 2 FR) … Tanner Ackerman (86 tackles, 3 TFl, 3 INT, 2 FR)

Did you know: Brownsboro kicker Jorge Vicente is 5 of 6 on field goals this season with a long of 42 yards … Canton is averaging 42.7 points per game in three straight wins … Brownsboro is also riding a three-game winning streak … Canton won last season’s meeting 42-0 … Brownsboro has reached its most wins since 2017, when it was 5-6.

Last week: Canton had a bye; Brownsboro 33, Bullard 28

Up next: Van at Canton; Brownsboro at Van, Nov. 5

HOWE (0-7, 0-4) VS. MINEOLA (3-4, 2-2)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Meredith Memorial Stadium, Mineola

Notable

Howe: QB Austin Haley … RB Carson Daniels … WR Ryan Hough

Mineola: QB TJ Moreland … Coy Anderson … Nate Griffin

Did you know: Howe is giving up 46.6 points per game … Mineola has allowed 45.5 points per game in two straight losses … Mineola won last year’s meeting 70-7.

Last week: Commerce 31, Howe 21; Pottsboro 42, Mineola 14

Up next: Bonham at Howe; Mineola at Rains

GROESBECK (6-1, 2-0) VS. MALAKOFF (4-3, 2-0)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Tiger Stadium, Malakoff

Notable

Groesbeck: Tyson Pringle … Allen Lewis … Brendon Morrow

Malakoff: RB Duce Hart … QB/DB Judd Driskell … LB DK Rose

Did you know: Malakoff has posted nine consecutive district shutouts. The last time the Tigers allowed a point in a district game was Oct. 25, 2019 … Malakoff won last season’s meeting 35-0.

Last week: Groesbeck 36, Eustace 21; Malakoff 38, Teague 0

Up next: Groesbeck at Teague; Malakoff at Kemp

GLADEWATER (5-2, 4-0) VS. WHITE OAK (4-3, 1-2)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Roughneck Stadium, White Oak

Notable

Gladewater: DJ Allen (584 rushing yards, 446 passing yards, 158 receiving yards, 14 tackles, seven rushing touchdowns, seven pass break-ups, one passing touchdown, one sack and one fumble recovery) … Kollin Lewis (315 receiving yards, 108 passing yards, 77 rushing yards, 10 tackles, one receiving touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one forced fumble) … Za’Veyion Campbell (409 rushing yards, 61 tackles, six rushing touchdowns, two forced fumbles and one pass break-up)

White Oak: Cayson Siegley (1,170 passing yards, 164 rushing yards, 11 passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns) … Jonah Plyler (322 receiving yards, four tackles and three receiving touchdowns) … Sam Dusek (73 receiving yards, 72 tackles, two receiving touchdowns, one sack and one forced fumble)

Did you know: Gladewater enters this year’s matchup on a four-game win streak, while White Oak has four total wins this season … The Bears and Roughnecks are meeting for the fourth straight season and for the eighth time since 2004 … Gladewater holds a 6-1series edge during that stretch after wins in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2018, 2019 and 2020 campaigns … White Oak earned its last series wins in 2004.

Last week: Gladewater 44, Jefferson 12; Sabine 42, White Oak 14

Up next: Sabine at Gladewater; White Oak at Tatum

WEST RUSK (7-0, 3-0) VS. HARMONY (6-1, 2-1)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle Stadium, Gilmer

Notable

West Rusk: Andon Mata (1,323 passing yards, 220 rushing yards, 49 receiving yards, 19 passing touchdowns, four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown) … Tate Winings (615 rushing yards, 101 receiving yards, five rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown) … Jeremiah Edwards (75 tackles, four pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble)

Harmony: Boston Seahorn (650 passing yards, 81 rushing yards, 35 tackles, 31 receiving yards, seven passing touchdowns, five pass break-ups, four rushing touchdowns, two defensive interceptions and one fumble recovery) … Evan Webber (509 rushing yards, 76 receiving yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, four tackles, one receiving touchdown and one sack) … Weston Seahorn (74 rushing yards, 51 tackles, 23 receiving yards, three pass break-ups, two rushing touchdowns and one interception)

Did you know: Harmony and West Rusk will meet for the eighth time since 2004 … The Eagles hold a 4-3 series edge during that stretch after victories in the 2004, 2005, 2012 and 2013 campaigns … The Raiders have won all three meetings since 2018 … Friday’s game will play a big role in who is ultimately named this year’s District 9-3A Division II district champ … West Rusk is 3-0 in district play heading into the third-to-last week of the regular season, while Harmony and Arp are a game back at 2-1.

Last week: West Rusk 62, Winona 0; Troup 28, Harmony 22

Up next: Grand Saline at West Rusk; Harmony at Arp

DAINGERFIELD (5-2, 3-0) VS. PAUL PEWITT (4-3, 3-0)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brahmas Stadium, Omaha

Notable

Daingerfield: Dee Lewis (1,446 passing yards, 84 rushing yards, 15 passing touchdowns, 10 blocked kicks, eight tackles, six defensive interceptions, six sacks, six fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three pass break-ups and one rushing touchdown) … D’Co Wright (806 rushing yards, 18 tackles, eight rushing touchdowns, two interceptions, two receiving yards and one pass break-up) … CJ Gilbert (556 receiving yards, 33 tackles, five receiving touchdowns, five interceptions, three pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries)

Paul Pewitt: Hayden Green (474 passing yards, 382 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, three passing touchdowns and one receiving yard) … Deiontray Hill (704 rushing yards, 21 receiving yards, 10 tackles, and six rushing touchdowns) … Joey Green(64 rushing yards, 46 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery)

Did you know: Daingerfield and Paul Pewitt will meet for the 11th time since 2006 … The Tigers lead the Brahmas 8-2 during that time … The teams split their meetings in 2019 … Daingerfield’s other recent series wins occurred in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 … Paul Pewitt also earned a series win in 2006 … Friday’s matchup will play a major role in the season’s District 10-3A Division II championship … Daingerfield and Paul Pewitt are both sitting at 3-0 in district play with three games to play.

Last week: Daingerfield 46, Redwater 0; Paul Pewitt 36, DeKalb 21

Up next: Hooks at Daingerfield; Paul Pewitt at Prairiland

TATUM (6-1, 2-1) VS. JEFFERSON (4-3, 1-2)When/Where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., W.F. Lockett Stadium, Jefferson

Notable

Tatum: QB Kendrick Malone (80-of-136, 1,494 yards, 20 TD, 4 INT; 60 carries, 260 yards, 6 TD) … RB Quinten Harmon (52 carries, 305 yards, 5 TD) … RB Jaylon Jones (46 carries, 273 yards, 3 TD) … WR Kendall Williams (35 catches, 721 yards, 9 TD) …. WR Jayden Boyd (20 catches, 392 yards, 6 TD) … WR Remington O’Bryan (15 catches, 287 yards, 4 TD) … DB Jackson Richardson (78 tackles, 5 PBU, 2 fumble recoveries) … LB Nick Calhoun (60 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery) … DL Trey Fite (48 tackles, 10 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery)

Jefferson: RB Kamran Williams (133 carries, 849 yards, 5 TD … QB CJ Bowman (23-of-48, 406 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT; 45 carries, 129 yards, 4 TD; 6 catches, 126 yards, 1 TD) … QB EJ Burns (21-of-40, 422 yards, 4 TD; 26 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD; 6 catches, 128 yards, 2 TD) … WR Luke McMullen (11 catches, 298 yards, 2 TD) … DB Cortavion Massingill (39 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 4 PBU) … DB Judsen Carter (68 tackles, 1 TFL, 6 PBU, 2 forced fumbles) … LB Trenton Miles (58 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 4 INT, 5 PBU, 1 forced fumble) … LB Parker Grubbs (50 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 1 fumble recovery, 2 forced fumbles)

Did you know: Last year’s meeting between the two teams was the first since 2013. The Bulldogs are in search of their first win over the Eagles in over 10 meetings dating back to at least 2004.

Last Week: Tatum 30, Atlanta 20; Gladewater 44, Jefferson 13

Up next: White Oak at Tatum; Jefferson at New Boston

ORE CITY (1-7, 0-4) VS. ELYSIAN FIELDS (6-1, 3-0)When/Where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., Jacket Stadium, Elysian Fields

Notable

Ore City: WR Jeremy Kyle … RB/LB Brett Byrd … DB Allen Nigreville … LB Cason Hughes … DL Noah Garcia

Elysian Fields: RB Williams Goodnight (91 carries, 826 yards, 10 TD; 55 tackles, 8 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 4 forced fumbles) … QB Landon Swank (37-of-66, 507 yards, 7 TD, 5 INT; 43 carries, 384 yards, 6 TD) … RB Dravian Rather (48 carries, 326 yards, 6 TD) … WR Bradan Manning (24 catches, 364 yards, 4 TD) … Trell Devers (6 catches, 70 yards, 1 TD) … LB Corrdaro McPhail (59 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU) … LB Jace Greenslate (55 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 fumble recovery)

Did you know: Ore City was forced to forfeit last year’s meeting against Elysian Fields. The Yellow Jackets won their previous two meetings over the Rebels with a combined score of 113-54.

Last Week: Harleton 19, Ore City 13; Elysian Fields 55, New Diana 3

Up next: New Diana at Ore City; Elysian fields at Waskom

WASKOM (6-1, 3-0) VS. HARLETON (3-4, 2-1)When/Where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., Wildcat Field, Harleton

Notable

Waskom: RB Tesean Hamilton (55 carries, 604 yards, 10 TD); QB Cole Watson (23-of-38, 409 yards, 6 TD, 2 INT; 51 carries, 451 yards, 13 TD) … WR DJ Feaster (33 carries, 674 yards, 10 TD; 6 catches, 107 yards, 2 TD) … WR Carson Gonzalez (8 catches, 206 yards, 2 TD) … WR Jayvis Jones, (3 catches, 35 yards, 2 TD)

Harleton: QB Carson Brown (46-106, 614 yards, 5 TD, 8 INT; 32 carries, 162 yards, 2 TD) … RB Tabor Childs, (140 carries, 1,008 yards, 12 TD; 11 catches, 114 yards; 1 INT, 1 TD) … RB Blake Blassiingame (32 carries, 167 yards) … WR Zane Stroman (13 catches, 217 yards, 1 TD) … WR Hunter Shirts (2 catches, 47 yards, 3 TD) … DB Braden Hopkins (2 INT) … DB Carter Taft (1 INT) … DB Blake Weaver (2 INT) … LB Trey Stevenson (79 tackles, 17 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble) … DL Carter Watson (38 tackles, 13 TFL) … LB Diego Smith (48 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble) … DL Daveon Williams (45 tackles, 12 TFL, 1.5 sack, 1 fumble recovery, 1 PBU, 1 blocked kick) … LB Markus Gonzalez (41 tackles, 9 TFL, 1 forced fumble, PBU)

Did you know: Harleton came away with a 27-21 upset over Waskom in 2016. Since then, the two teams have met twice as Waskom has come on top 35-0 and 49-0.

Last Week: Waskom 77, Queen City 14; Harleton 19, Ore City 13

Up next: Elysian Fields at Waskom; Harleton at Hughes Springs

HUGHES SPRINGS (2-4, 2-1) VS. QUEEN CITY (4-4, 2-2)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Smith-Wall Stadium, Queen City

Notable

Hughes Springs: Patrick Boyd (433 rushing yards, 87 passing yards, 54 tackles, six rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown) … Stone Sampson (123 rushing yards, 67 tackles, 17 receiving yards, two rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown and one fumble recovery) … Cole Edwards (160 rushing yards, 47 tackles, one rushing touchdown and one forced fumble)

Queen City: Aaron Jones … Jeremiah Drayton … Clint Wiley

Did you know: Hughes Springs and Queen City will meet for the 10th time since 2004 … The Mustangs hold an 8-1 series edge against the Bulldogs during that time … Hughes Springsearned recent series wins in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2020 … Queen City’s only series win during that time occurred in 2007 … Hughes Springs owns a 2-1 district record like fellow UIL 11-3A Division II member Harleton, and is game back of 3-0 Waskom and Elysian Fields … Queen City holds a 2-2 league record, and is currently sitting fifth in the district race.

Last week: No Hughes Springs game; Waskom 77, Queen City 14

Up next: Harleton at Hughes Springs (10/29); Queen City at Harleton (11/5)

ARP (4-3, 2-1) VS. WINONA (2-6, 1-3)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Wildcat Stadium, Winona

Notable

Arp: QB Frank Smith (38 of 65, 758 yards, 10 TDs, 5 INT; 70 carries, 388 yards, 5 TDs) … RB Michael Brager (94 carries, 763 yards, 6 TDs; 46 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 INT) … Kadaylon Williams (64 carries, 345 yards, 4 TDs; 75 tackles, 10 TFL)

Winona: Lubryson Ross … Tra Brown … Nate Hampton

Did you know: Arp has held its opponents to 7 points or less in three of its four wins … Winona has been shut out four times this season … Arp won last season’s meeting 31-7.

Last week: Arp had a bye; West Rusk 62, Winona 0

Up next: Harmony at Arp; Winona at Harmony, Nov. 5

TROUP (6-2, 2-2) VS. GRAND SALINE (1-6, 1-2)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Indian Memorial Stadium, Grand Saline

Notable

Troup: QB Grayson Hearon (80 of 159, 1,365 yards, 7 TDs, 10 INT) … RB Kevin Pierce (114 carries, 728 yards, 13 TDs) … LB Kaden Mahoney (96 tackles, 11 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FF, 1 FR)

Grand Saline: QB Jase Melton … OL Carson Fisher … DB Brett Kindle

Did you know: Grand Saline picked up its first win last week. The Indians were averaging 15.7 points per game before scoring 43 points in that game … Troup took a 47-0 win in last year’s meeting.

Last week: Troup 28, Harmony 22; Grand Saline 43, Quitman 0

Up next: Quitman at Troup; Grand Saline at West Rusk

BIG SANDY (2-6, 0-4) VS. LINDEN-KILDARE (1-5, 1-2)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wildcat Stadium, Big Sandy

Notable

Big Sandy: Dakota Kitchen … Patrick Kelley … Sean Gregory

Linden-Kildare: Jackson Lee … Jaquavious Birmingham … Taeshun Mitchell

Did you know: Linden-Kildare earned a 56-0 win against Big Sandy in 2020 … Linden-Kildare is 1-2 in 2021 District 9-2A Division I competition, which puts them in a tie with Frankston and Union Grove for the fourth and final playoff spot … Big Sandy is 0-4 in league play, and would have to win out to have a shot at a postseason appearance.

Last week: Union Grove 13, Big Sandy 12; Beckville 63, Linden-Kildare 12

Up next: Beckville at Big Sandy; Linden-Kildare at Frankston

CARLISLE (2-4, 2-1) VS. HAWKINS (5-3, 3-1)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lowrance Field, Hawkins

Notable

Carlisle: Fernando Espinoza (909 passing yards, 29 receiving yards and four passing touchdowns) … Brody Eaves (769 rushing yards, 145 receiving yards, 29 passing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns) … Clayton Hart (330 rushing yards, 239 receiving yards, two rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns)

Hawkins: Kayden Upchurch (959 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns) … Jeramy Torres (750 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns) … Drew Dacus (65 receiving yards and 24 rushing yards vs. Frankston)

Did you know: This will be the eighth meeting between Carlisle and Hawkins since 2008 …The Indians hold a 5-2 series edge against the Hawks during that time … Carlisle’s recent series wins occurred in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2019 … Hawkins prevailed in the 2009and 2020 meetings … Friday’s game will definitely play a role in District 9-2A Division I playoff positions … Hawkins is currently second in district competition because of its 3-1 league record … 2-1 Carlisle is a half-game behind in third place.

Last week: No Carlisle game; Hawkins 36, Frankston 14

Up next: Union Grove at Carlisle (10/29); Hawkins at Union Grove (11/5)

NORMANGEE (5-3, 3-0) VS. ALTO (4-2, 2-1)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Cam’Ron Matthews Field, Alto

Notable

Normangee: QB Izaha Jones … WR Dallas Jones … Tyler McAllister

Alto: RB Je’Darius Bolton … OL Jesus Tellez … TE Isaack Weatherford

Did you know: Normangee is averaging 50.6 points per game in its wins and just 4 points per game in its losses … After having its three-game winning streak snapped by Centerville, Alto bounced back with a 45-0 win last week over Jewett Leon … Normangee won last year’s meeting 35-22

Last week: Normangee 56, Grapeland 36; Alto 45, Jewett Leon 0

Up next: Centerville at Normangee; Groveton at Alto

BISHOP GORMAN (0-6, 0-4) VS. DALLAS COVENANT (2-4, 2-2)When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, Frank Miller Field, Dallas

Notable

Bishop Gorman: RB Andre Williams ... QB/DB Ryan Richbourg ... RB Alex Barriga ... WR Gabriel Paniagua ... OL/DB Josh Hayes ... LB Foster Morales ... DL Jacob Favre ... DB Cole Edens ... DB John Eltife ... LB Robby Dowdell

Dallas Covenant: WR Jeb Habashy ... QB Mark Spangler ... OL/DL Jack Beard ... OL/DL Josh Barto

Did you know: This is a TAPPS District 2 Division III game. ... The Crusaders led Dallas First Baptist 17-7 at halftime last week, but turnovers hindered Gorman from closing out the game. ... Williams leads the Cru in rushing with 456 yards and two touchdowns on 56 carries. Richbourg is second with 393 yards and two TDs on 82 attempts with Barriga adding 112 yards on 29 totes. ... Richbourg has hit on 22 of 64 passing attempts for 291 yards

Last Week: Dallas First Baptist 32, Bishop Gorman 23; Arlington Pantego Christian 42, Dallas Covenant 7

Up Next: All Saints at Bishop Gorman, noon, Oct. 30; Dallas Covenant at Dallas Shelton, 7 p.m., Oct. 29

ARLINGTON PANTEGO (7-0, 4-0) VS. ALL SAINTS (1-5, 0-4)When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, Mewbourne Field, Tyler

Notable

Arlington Pantego: QB Kaden Paladini ... RB Christian Price ... RB Dylan Spain

All Saints: LB/RB Cameron Reid ... LB/RB Cayden Mitcham … QB/FS Will Morgan … OL/DL Dustyn Rose ... P Ethan Fanous ... WR Mill Walters ...

Did you know: This is a TAPPS District 2 Division III game. ... Standouts on defense for All Saints lastweek were Reid (14 tackles) and Mitcham (12 tackles)

Last Week: Waco Reicher 49, All Saints 0; Arlington Pantego 43, Dallas Covenant 0

Up next: Waco Reicher at Arlington Pantego Christian, 7 p.m., Oct. 29; All Saints at Bishop Gorman, noon, Oct. 30

BROOK HILL (5-2, 1-0) VS. McKINNEY CHRISTIAN (2-4, 1-1)When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, McKinney North Football/Soccer Auxiliary Field

Notable

Brook Hill: LB Felipe Tristan (44 tackles) ... QB Jack Jordan (80 of 138, 1,110 yards, 11 TDs) ... RB Nick LaRocca (80 carries, 563 yards, 6 TDs) ... WR Jay’lon Warren (30 receptions, 425 yards, 3 TDs) ... RB Noah Langemeier (11-216, 2 TDs)

McKinney Christian: QB Cash Ethridge (64 of 128, 1,361 yards, 21 TDs, 8 INTs) ... RB Dalton Sanders (79-648, 2 TDs) ... WR Zeke Long (30-931, 17 TDs)

Did you know: Brook Hill has not played a game in three weeks. The Guard had a bye and then last week Dallas Bishop Dunne forfeited the TAPPS District 2 Division III game to Brook Hill due to COVID-19 protocols.

Last week: Brook Hill def. Dallas Bishop Dunne by forfeit; Dallas Christian 64, McKinney Christian 0

Up next: Grace Community at Brook Hill, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29; McKinney Christian at Dallas Bishop Dunne, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29

DALLAS CHRISTIAN (6-1, 2-0) VS. GRACE COMMUNITY (1-6, 0-1)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Clyde-Perkins Stadium, Tyler

Notable

Dallas Christian: QB Luke Carney (Fr., 77 of 119, 1,185 yards, 13 TDs, 3 INTs) ... RB Jalil Brown (93-769, 10 TDs) ... WR Max Mcada (21-375, 3 TDs)

Grace Community: RB Grant Turner ... RB/S Jamarion Johnson ... QB Will Bozeman ... MLB Kaleb Farnham ... DT Eli Martin ... LB Peyton Lyon

Did you know: This is the TAPPS Division II District 2 game ... In their last game two weeks ago, McKinney Christian edged the Cougars, 35-27. Grace totaled 366 yards, including 296 rushing. Johnson led the ground attack with 220 yards and a TD on 20 carries. QB Bozeman was 12 of 21 for 70 yards and a TD. Turner had nine attempts for 46 yards and a TD, while also grabbing three receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, leading Grace were Tyler Anderson (13 tackles), Martin (10 tackles, 2 QB hurries, 1 tackle for loss) and Farnham (9 tackles, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 block punt for a TD).

Last Week: Dallas Christian 64, McKinney Christian 0; Grace, bye

Up Next: Dallas Christian has a bye next week, will return to play on Nov. 5, hosting Brook Hill; Grace Community at Bullard Brook Hill, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29.

GARLAND CHRISTIAN (1-6) VS. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE (5-1)When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Republic Field, Longview

Notable

CHCS: Trey Stone (17 of 23, 236 yards, 4 TD; 14 carries, 94 yards, 1 TD; 70-yard kickoff return for TD, 13 tackles vs. Oakwood) … Boaz Dyess (2 receiving TD; 10 tackles vs. Oakwood) … Luke Land (TD catch vs. Oakwood) … Ethan Moczygemba (TD catch, 12 tackles vs. Oakwood)

Did you know: Since losing 70-58 to East Texas Homeschool to open the season, Christian Heritage has reeled off five straight wins and has outscored opponents 319-69 … Garland Christian lost 32-26 to open the season. Their one win was a 51-6 victory over Fairhill, and in their other four losses they have been outscored 199-0

Last week: Christian Heritage Classical School 53, Oakwood 44; Cornerstone Christian Academy 52, Garland Christian 0

Up next: CHCS at Greenville Christian (Oct. 30); Garland Christian at Eagle Christian

 
 

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