Week 4 North Texas High School Football Preview

Chris Sommer
September 16, 2019 - 5:09 pm
Allen High School Football

Credit: David J. Hicks, Allen ISD

THURSDAY's GAMES:

HURST L.D. BELL (2-1) vs. MESQUITE (3-0) - 7 p.m. at Bedford's Pennington Field

LD Bell:

Beat 0-3 Irving MacArthur last week, 36-22...Sage Thomas ran for 115 yards and a TD...Blue Raiders host Euless Trinity next week in district opener.

Mesquite:

Skeeters continued to impress with a 48-21 win over Plano West...QB Dylan Hillard-McGill threw for 148 yards and 2 TD, ran for 109 yards and a TD...Allowing 12.0 ppg this season...Opens district play at Mesquite Horn next week


GARLAND LAKEVIEW CENTENNIAL (2-1) at NORTH GARLAND (3-0) - 7 p.m. at Garland Williams Stadium

DISTRICT OPENER

Lakeview Centennial:

Beat Richardson Berkner in overtime last week, 7-0...Garrett Burke scored the game-winning TD on a 12-yard run in OT...Held Berkner to 146 total yards

North Garland:

Beat Carrollton Newman Smith, 47-12...QB Timothy Gauthier threw for 312 yards and 3 TD...WR Duke Parker had 8 receptions for 199 yards and 2 TD...Is averaging 47.7 ppg this season...All three wins this season are over teams that are currently 0-3


ROCKWALL-HEATH (3-0) at McKinney NORTH (2-1) - 7 p.m. at McKinney ISD Stadium

Rockwall-Heath:

Beat 5A Richland, 47-18...RB Zach Evans ran for 176 yards and 3 TD...Averaging 43.0 ppg this season...First three opponents currently have a combined record of 1-7

McKinney North:

Lost to Frisco Wakeland in a shootout, 63-49...QB Dillon Markiewicz threw for 367 yards and 4 TD...RB Emanuel Fincher ran for 233 yards and 2 TD...North is averaging 53.7 ppg this season, but also allowing 56.7


MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW (1-2) vs. DALLAS WOODROW WILSON (0-3) - 7 p.m. at Mansfield Vernon Newsom

Timberview:

Beat 6A Mansfield Lake Ridge, 64-31...HC James Brown says Wolves are "finally at full strength at skill positions."

Woodrow Wilson:

Lost to Wylie East last week, 21-18


FRIDAY's GAMES:


DeSOTO (3-0) at WAXAHACHIE (1-2) - 7 p.m.

DISTRICT OPENER

DeSoto:

Comes off 49-0 win over state private school #1 Dallas Bishop Dunne...Outgained Bishop Dunne last week, 583-139...QB Samari Collier threw for 295 yards and 4 TD last week...Eagles are ranked No. 12 in the state in 6A

Waxahachie:

Indians draw tough assignment in district opener...Lost to Flower Mound Marcus last week, 55-38...Averaging 45.5 ppg in last two games


CEDAR HILL (1-2) at GRAND PRAIRIE (0-3) - 7:30 p.m. at Gopher-Warrior Bowl

DISTRICT OPENER

Cedar Hill:

Longhorns got their first win of the season last week, beating Mesquite Horn, 49-21...QB Kaidon Salter threw for 209 yards and a TD, ran for 2 TD...Cedar Hill is ranked No. 20 in Class 6A

Grand Prairie:

Lost to Keller, 22-7...Is averaging 6.3 ppg this season


MANSFIELD (1-2) at MANSFIELD SUMMIT (3-0) - 7:30 p.m. at Mansfield Vernon Newsom

DISTRICT OPENER

Mansfield:

Beat 0-3 5A Mansfield Legacy last week, 37-7...QB Hunter Young threw for a TD, ran for a TD

Summit:

Jags beat 0-3 5A Mesquite Poteet, 33-21...QB Kainen McKinney had 3 TD passes last week, also ran for two scores


MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE (2-1) vs. SOUTH GRAND PRAIRIE (1-2) - 7:30 at Mansfield R.L. Anderson

DISTRICT OPENER

Lake Ridge:

Lost to 5A Mansfield Timberview, 64-31...QB Adrian Hawkins threw for 233 yards and 2 TD...Is averaging 40.3 ppg this season, while allowing 47.7 ppg

SGP:

Lost to 5A Lancaster, 42-27...QB Drake Logan threw for 279 yards and 2 TD


MIDLOTHIAN (3-0, 1-0) at ARLINGTON SEGUIN (0-3, 0-1) - 7 p.m. at Arlington Wilemon Field

Midlothian:

Beat Joshua in district opener, 65-7...Ran for 420 yards last week

Seguin:

Lost to Everman in district opener, 44-6


SOUTH OAK CLIFF (2-1) vs. RED OAK (2-1) - 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Kincaide

DISTRICT OPENER

SOC:

Beat 4A Wilmer-Hutchins last week, 61-0...Golden Bears rebounded nicely from big loss to Duncanville in Week Two...Held Wilmer-Hutchins to minus-24 total yards last week...SOC is ranked No. 8 in the state in 5AD2

Red Oak:

Beat Frisco Heritage, 68-23...QB Joshua Irvin threw four TD passes last week...Is averaging 57.3 ppg this season - can Hawks move the ball on SOC defense?


CORSICANA (2-1, 1-0) vs. KAUFMAN (0-3, 0-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Corsicana:

Tigers beat Greenville in district opener, 20-7, for a second straight win...RB Damarius Daniels ran for 112 yards and a TD

Kaufman:

Fell to Ennis in district opener, 49-14...Is averaging 8.0 ppg this season


ENNIS (2-1, 1-0) vs. NORTH FORNEY (3-0, 1-0) - 7:30 p.m.

Ennis:

Lions beat Kaufman in district opener, 49-14...Has improved scoring output each week, jumping from 21 to 34 to 49...QB Collin Drake had 216 total yards last week, 1 TD pass, 2 TD runs...RB Devion Beasley ran for 105 yards and 3 TD for Ennis

North Forney:

Beat Forney High in district opener, 57-10...Playoff contenders meet this week in early district matchup...Averaging 52.7 ppg this season...RB Ty Collins ran for 96 yards and 3 TD last week


STEPHENVILLE (2-1) at MIDLOTHIAN HERITAGE (1-2) - 7:30 p.m. at Midlothian ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium

Stephenville:

Comes off an impressive 34-0 win over 5A Abilene Wylie...Has two straight wins over 5A opponents

Mid. Heritage:

Lost to 3-0 Decatur last week, 41-28...Has lost two straight...QB Cade Sumbler threw for 237 yards and 3 TD last week


EULESS TRINITY (3-0) at TYLER JOHN TYLER (0-3) - 7 p.m. at Tyler Rose Stadium

6A vs. 5A matchup

Trinity:

Beat 5A Colleyville Heritage, 31-17...Zechariah Moore ran for 129 yards and a TD...Trojans are allowing 16.7 ppg this season

John Tyler:

Lost to 6A Longview, 42-0...Lions are facing their fourth straight 6A opponent in non-district play


RICHLAND (0-3) at ARLINGTON LAMAR (2-0) - 7 p.m. at Cravens Field

Richland:

Lost to 3-0 Rockwall-Heath, 47-18...QB Cole Benson threw for 179 yards and a TD...Averaging 11.3 ppg this season

Lamar:

Vikings were OFF last week, should be rested for Week Four matchup...Wins this season are over 0-3 Trophy Club Byron Nelson, 0-3 Garland Naaman Forest


WEATHERFORD (3-0) vs. FORT WORTH SOUTHWEST (0-3) - 7:30 p.m.

Weatherford:

Kangaroos stayed unbeaten with a 33-32 victory over 5A Birdville...Weatherford sealed win last week with a stop on two-point conversion attempt with: 23 left...RB Dez Forrest ran for 123 yards and scored 4 TD last week...Averaging 49.3 ppg this season...Opens district play at San Angelo Central next week

FW Southwest:

Lost to Dallas Adams, 12-0...Is averaging 9.3 ppg this season


ARLINGTON (2-0) at MESQUITE HORN (1-2) - 7:30 p.m.

Arlington:

Colts were OFF last week...currently ranked No. 21 in the state in 6A.

Horn:

Jags lost to Cedar Hill, 49-21...QB Davazea Gabriel ran for 68 yards, N'Kowsi Emory had a TD last week


ARLINGTON MARTIN (2-0) at ROCKWALL (2-1) - 7:30 p.m. at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium

Martin:

Warriors were OFF last week...Martin is ranked No. 13 in the state in Class 6A.

Rockwall:

Beat Arlington Bowie for a second straight win, 58-33...Soph. QB Braedyn Locke threw for 283 yards and 3 TD - already has 13 TD passes this season...RB Khalil Catlett ran for 103 yards and four scores last week...Averaging 55.7 ppg this season...Opens district play at Longview next week


DUNCANVILLE (3-0) is OFF this week

#1-ranked Panthers demolished St. John (Washington, DC), 35-14 in "Texas Super Bowl"


ALLEN (3-0) at PLANO (2-1) - 7 p.m. at John Clark Stadium

DISTRICT OPENER

Allen:

Eagles survived scare from Coppell, 28-21...Allen was without starting QB Raylen Sharpe last week...RB Celdon Manning carried the offense, rushing for 246 yards and 3 TD...Allen still has not lost in the regular season since 2012, still perfect all-time at Eagle Stadium...Allen is ranked No. 3 in the state in 6A

Plano:

Beat Rowlett, 55-34...RB Cody Christ ran for 3 TD...QB Oliver Towns threw for 196 yards and 3 TD...Wildcats are averaging 41.3 ppg this season


McKINNEY (2-1) vs. PROSPER (3-0) - 7 p.m. at McKinney ISD Stadium

DISTRICT OPENER

McKinney:

Beat Richardson Pearce, 57-21...QB Sampson Nazarko threw for 350 yards and 3 TD

Prosper:

Beat Flower Mound, 57-34...QB Jackson Berry threw for 281 yards and 2 TD, also ran for a TD...Flower Mound HC Brian Basil on Prosper last week: "They came out foaming at the mouth."...Averaging 45.7 ppg this season


PLANO WEST (0-3) at DALLAS JESUIT (1-2) - 7 p.m.

DISTRICT OPENER

Plano West:

Lost to 3-0 Mesquite, 48-21...QB Andrew Picco threw for a TD, ran for a TD...First three opponents have a combined record of 7-2

Jesuit:

Got first win of the season last week, beating 0-3 Wylie, 31-10...EJ Smith returned to action for Jesuit, ran for 52 yards and also caught a TD pass


GARLAND (2-1) at SOUTH GARLAND (1-2) - 7 p.m. at Homer B. Johnson Stadium

DISTRICT OPENER

Garland:

Owls beat Richardson High, 31-24...QB Cergio Perez threw for 338 yards and 3 TD...RB Jayshon Powers ran for 132 yards and a TD

South Garland:

Beat Dallas Molina, 34-12...QB Jalil Brown had 235 total yards, accounted for 3 TD in last week's win


SACHSE (2-1) at WYLIE (0-3) - 7 p.m.

DISTRICT OPENER

Sachse:

Mustangs beat Plano East, 36-14...Xavier Forman threw for 2 TD, also ran for a score...Sachse defense scored last week on a fumble recovery, safety

Wylie:

Pirates still looking for first win after falling to Dallas Jesuit, 31-10...RB Tre Sheffield ran for 93 yards last week


TYLER LEE (3-0) at MESQUITE POTEET (0-3) - 7 p.m.

Tyler Lee:

Beat 5A Nacogdoches, 35-28...Has not faced a 6A opponent this year...Opens district play at 3-0 Rockwall-Heath next week

Poteet:

Pirates lost to 3-0 6A Mansfield Summit last week, 33-21...Jailyn Graham had 2 TD...Poteet's first three opponents currently have a combined record of 6-2


CROWLEY (3-0, 1-0) at FORT WORTH BREWER (0-3, 0-1) - 7 p.m.

Crowley:

Beat FW Chisholm Trail in district opener, 41-13

FW Brewer:

Lost to FW Arlington Heights, 54-10


FRISCO LONE STAR is OFF this week

Rangers now the top-ranked Class 5A Division I team in the state after beating then-5AD1 No. 1 Highland Park, 30-19, ending the Scots' 33-game win streak...QB Garret Rangel threw for 253 yards and 2 TD...WR Marvin Mims had 10 catches for 219 yards and 2 TD vs. Highland Park...Held HP to 52 yards on 33 carries last week


HIGHLAND PARK (2-1) vs. DALLAS BRYAN ADAMS (1-2) - 7:30 p.m.

DISTRICT OPENER

Highland Park:

Scots look to shake off 30-19 loss to Frisco Lone Star as they head into district play this week...Scots were held to 52 rushing yards last week...QB Chandler Morris threw for 318 yards and had 2 total TD last week, also had four interceptions...Frisco Lone Star became the first Texas team to beat HP at home since 1998...Scots fell to No. 4 in 5AD1 state rankings after last week's loss

Dallas Adams:

Lost to Fort Worth Southwest, 12-0...Averaging 6.0 ppg this season


MANSFIELD LEGACY (0-3) at LANCASTER (2-1) - 7:30 p.m.

DISTRICT OPENER

Legacy:

Lost to 6A Mansfield, 37-7...Was held to 194 total yards last week

Lancaster:

Tigers beat 6A South Grand Prairie, 42-27...RB Tre Bradford ran for 139 yards last week, including touchdowns of 56 and 43...Lancaster is ranked No. 9 in 5AD1


BURLESON (3-0, 1-0) at JOSHUA (0-3, 0-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Burleson:

Elks beat Waco University in district opener, 52-13...Averaging 45.0 ppg this season

Joshua:

Lost to Midlothian, 65-7


DALLAS KIMBALL (3-0) at DALLAS THOMAS JEFFERSON (0-3) - 7:30 p.m. at Loos Sports Complex

DISTRICT OPENER

Kimball:

Beat 6A Irving High, 52-20...Also has wins over Fort Worth Dunbar and Dallas Carter this season

TJ:

Lost to Fort Worth Poly, 62-0


FRISCO (3-0, 1-0) vs. FRISCO LEBANON TRAIL (2-1, 0-1) - 7 p.m. at The Star

Frisco:

Raccoons stayed unbeaten with a 33-28 win over Denton Braswell in district opener...Caree' Green threw for 226 yards and 3 TD last week

Lebanon Trail:

Fell to Denison in district opener, 40-27


FRISCO REEDY (2-1, 1-0) at DENISON (2-1, 1-0) - 7 p.m.

Reedy:

Beat Lake Dallas, 27-21...QB Jalen Kitna threw for 2 TD, ran for another score

Denison:

Beat Frisco Lebanon Trail in district opener, 40-27


SPRINGTOWN (3-0) vs. KENNEDALE (1-2) - 7 p.m.

Springtown:

Powerful Porcupines stayed hot, beating Glen Rose, 54-16...Averaging 47.7 ppg this season

Kennedale:

Wildcats look to bounce back from tough loss to Alvarado in 2 OT, 35-28...RB Ryan Williams ran for 125 yards and a TD last week


CRANDALL (2-1) at DALLAS CARTER (2-1) - 7:30 p.m. at Sprague Athletic Complex

Crandall:

Beat Paris North Lamar, 27-6

Carter:

Beat 6A Dallas W.T. White, 24-14


SUNNYVALE (3-0) at GLEN ROSE (0-3) - 7:30 p.m.

Sunnyvale:

Well on their way to another fine season - beat Brownsboro last week, 57-41...Averaging 53.0 ppg so far this season

Glen Rose:

Still looking for first win of the year after losing to 3-0 Springtown, 54-16...Their first five opponents this season are all currently 3-0


PILOT POINT (3-0) at GUNTER (2-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Pilot Point:

Beat Aubrey, 48-27

Gunter:

Beat Whitesboro, 49-7...The only loss is to Pottsboro...Gunter is No. 5 in the state in 3AD2


DALLAS MADISON (3-0) vs. FORT WORTH POLY (2-1) - 7:30 p.m. at Forester Field

Madison:

Trojans come off a 34-6 win over Dallas Lincoln...3AD1 Madison is stepping up in class against 5A FW Poly...Madison already has wins over 5A Dallas Adams, 4A FW Dunbar...Madison has allowed a total of six points so far this season

FW Poly:

Beat Dallas Jefferson, 62-0...Has shut out their last two opponents


MUENSTER (2-1) vs. WILLOW PARK TRINITY CHRISTIAN (0-3) - 7:30 p.m.

Muenster:

Looks to bounce back after losing to 3-0 3A Pottsboro, 39-12...Muenster was one of eight teams in 2A Division Two state top ten to lose last week


WAXAHACHIE LIFE (2-1) vs. NEVADA COMMUNITY (2-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Life:

Beat 3A Kemp, 40-0...Sir Michael Veasley had 2 TD last week...Averaging 41.3 ppg this season

Nevada Community:

Beat 3A Commerce last week, 48-17


MALAKOFF (3-0) vs. GRANDVIEW (3-0) - 7:30 p.m.

FIVE STAR MATCHUP

Malakoff:

Beat 4A Mexia, 17-14

Grandview:

Defending state champ Zebras beat 4A Venus, 62-6...Has outscored first three opponents by combined 145-37...District opener at West next week...Grandview remains No. 1 in 3AD1


ITALY (1-2) at MARLIN (0-3) - 7:30 p.m.

Italy:

Beat 3A Blooming Grove, 28-13

Marlin:

Lost to 3A Groesbeck, 22-19