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North Texas High School Football Preview: Week 2

Chris Sommer
September 03, 2019 - 2:23 pm

Coming up this week in the world of Texas High School Football, a week 2 preview. 

Thursday's Games

EL PASO EASTWOOD (0-1) vs. PLANO (0-1) - 7 p.m. Thursday at The Star in Frisco

Eastwood: Was blown out by 6A El Paso Americas in opener, 63-0...Eastwood is making another trip to North Texas in the game that was originally canceled by the Plano ISD in August, then rescheduled a couple of days later.

Plano: Lost opener to state-ranked Hebron, 53-26.

HEBRON (1-0) vs. ARLINGTON MARTIN (1-0) - 7 p.m. Thursday at UT-Arlington

Hebron: Beat Plano in opener, 53-26...Hawks jumped six spots to No. 16 in latest statewide 6A poll.

Martin: Blasted then-No. 3 Lake Travis in opener, 35-14...Warriors turned a lot of heads with blowout of LT...Martin jumped into statewide 6A poll this week at No. 18.

Friday's Games (unless noted)

EULESS TRINITY (1-0) vs. SACHSE (1-0) at COTTON BOWL - 5 p.m. Friday

Trinity: Beat Hewitt Midway, 20-14...RB Zechariah Moore ran for 106 yards and 2 TD.

Sachse: Beat Coppell, 33-30...Shon Coleman ran for 132 yards and 2 TD.

HALTOM (0-1) at FORT WORTH PASCHAL (1-0) - 7 p.m. Friday at Fort Worth's Farrington Field

Haltom: Lost to Saginaw High, 23-21...QB Adam Hill threw for 180 yards and 2 TD.

Paschal: Beat Irving High, 33-26...Elliott Titus ran for 119 yards and 2 TD.

WEATHERFORD (1-0) at NORTH CROWLEY (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday

Weatherford: Beat Granbury, 81-40...Most points scored by Kangaroos since 1935...RB Dez Forrest had 470 total yards and 9 TD (289 and 7 TD rush, 187 and 2 TD rec)...Forrest's 58 total points were most in a Texas 11-man game since 1941...QB Ken Seals (Vanderbilt commit) threw for 290 yds and 2 TD, ran for 2 TD.

North Crowley: Lost to The Colony, 24-2...QB Chance Beachum threw for 156 yards.


Bowie: Beat Flower Mound Marcus, 28-14...QB Drevvon Ponder threw TD passes of 75 and 81 yards to WR Jimmy Valsin...Valsin had 178 yards receiving in opener.

Mansfield: Lost to Oklahoma 6AD1 state champ Broken Arrow, 42-13...Tigers threw two pick-sixes in opening loss.

DENTON GUYER (1-0) vs. CEDAR HILL (0-1) SATURDAY at COTTON BOWL - 10 a.m. Saturday

Guyer: Beat 5AD2 #1 Aledo, 60-57 after losing 40-0 to Aledo in 2018 season opener...Jr. QB Eli Stowers (A&M) was 12 of 14 passing for 285 yds and 5 TD...Guyer had 651 yards total offense last week...Guyer moved up a spot to #7 in latest 6A poll.

Cedar Hill: Lost to Allen, 41-28...QB Kaidon Salter threw for 342 yards and 3 TD...Longhorns fell from 15th to No. 19 in latest 6A poll.

KELLER FOSSIL RIDGE (0-1) vs. DENTON RYAN (1-0) - 7 p.m. Friday
6A vs. 5A matchup

Fossil Ridge: Lost to Flower Mound, 55-31.

Ryan: Beat Mesquite Poteet, 52-6...Drew Sanders (Alabama commit) caught two TD passes, along returned a fumble for TD...Jr. QB Seth Henigan was 23 of 34 for 285 yards and 5 TD...Raiders remain at No. 2 in statewide 5AD1 poll.

6A vs. 5A matchup

Carroll: Beat South Grand Prairie, 35-20...RB Kannon Kadi had 21 carries for 101 yds and a TD...QB Quinn Ewers threw for one score, ran for another...Dragons now ranked #9 in the state in 6A.

Colleyville Heritage: Beat Lucas Lovejoy, 13-10...RB Braxton Ash ran for a career-high 188 yards in opener (156 yds in second half)...WR Chad Turner caught 9 balls for 114 yds and a TD.

DeSOTO (1-0) at DALLAS JESUIT (0-1) - 7 p.m. Friday

DeSoto: Beat Odessa Permian, 35-14...Eagles rolled to win after scoring 21 first-quarter points in opener...QB Samari Collier threw for 166 yds and a TD...Held Permian to minus-3 passing yards last week...DeSoto is up two spots to 14th in the latest 6A statewide poll.

Jesuit: Lost to Arlington, 38-28...QB Rance Holman threw for 254 yards and 3 TD...Sr. RB EJ Smith missed opener with ankle sprain.

MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE (1-0) at HEWITT MIDWAY (0-1) - 7 p.m. Friday

Lake Ridge: Beat Tulsa Union (OK), 47-44...K Tabor Allen kicked game-winning FG with :04 left...RB Myles Featherston ran for 109 yards and a TD...QB Adrian Hawkins threw for 282 yards and 3 TD.

Midway: Lost to Euless Trinity, 20-14...Was held to 204 total yards last week...Allowed 240 rushing yards to Trinity.

DALLAS SKYLINE (0-1) vs. DALLAS BISHOP DUNNE (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kincaide Stadium

Skyline: Lost to South Oak Cliff, 22-21...Raiders led SOC 21-7 at the half last week, went scoreless in second half...QB Darryl Richardson threw for 138 yds, ran for 55 and a TD.

Bishop Dunne: Beat Legacy School of Sport Science (Spring, TX), 20-14.

DUNCANVILLE (1-0) vs. SOUTH OAK CLIFF (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday
6A vs. 5A matchup

Duncanville: Beat 5A Lancaster, 24-3...QB Ja'Quinden Jackson (UT) threw for 218 yards and 3 TD, ran for 47 yards...Held Lancaster to 196 total yards in opener...Duncanville moves up a spot to #1 in the latest Dave Campbell's Texas Football 6A statewide poll.

SOC: Beat Dallas Skyline, 22-21...Rodney Hudson hit DeMarco Moon with 58-yard TD pass for game-winner (Moon's only catch of game)...Cameron Davis ran for 89 yards and a TD...SOC remains at No. 10 in 5AD2 poll.

LAKE HIGHLANDS (0-1) vs. PLANO EAST (0-1) at COTTON BOWL - 8:30 p.m. Friday

Lake Highlands: Lost to Mesquite, 21-6...QB Mitch Coulson ran for 109 yards in opener.

Plano East: Lost to Hurst LD Bell in OT, 27-21...Unfortunate roughing-the-kicker penalty led to winning score...Sr. QB Donovan Henry rallied PESH late to force overtime.

ALLEN (1-0) vs. DICKINSON (1-0) - 7 p.m. Friday

Allen: Beat Cedar Hill, 41-28...QB Raylen Sharpe ran for 80-yard TD on first play from scrimmage...In first game as starter, Sharpe ran for 103 yds and 2 TD, threw for 319 yds and 2 TD...Eagles had 496 yds total offense in opener...Allen is now 127-7 since the start of the 2010 season...Allen now ranked #3 in the state in 6A.

Dickinson: Beat Richmond George Ranch, 51-14...Overcome shaky start to roll to easy win in opener...Rare road trip to North Texas to face non-district opponent.

MESQUITE HORN (1-0) vs. HIGHLAND PARK (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mesquite Hanby
6A vs. 5A matchup

Horn: Beat Tyler John Tyler, 39-17...RB Charles Crawford ran for 97 yards with a 92-yard TD scamper and a 52-yd TD reception...
N'Kowsi Emory returned a kickoff 96 yds for a TD.

Highland Park: Beat Rockwall, 66-59...Three-time defending 5AD1 state champs trailed 31-14 in first half last week...QB Chandler Morris (Arkansas) threw for 474 yards and 5 TD, ran for 180 yards and 4 TD...Scots have won 32 consecutive games...HP racked up 761 total yards last week, allowed 727...Highland Park holds onto #1 ranking in 5AD1 poll.

ROCKWALL (0-1) at ROWLETT (0-1) - 7 p.m. Friday at Garland H.B. Johnson

Rockwall: Lost to Highland Park, 66-59...Soph. QB Braedyn Locke threw for 528 yards in loss to HP...Sr. WR JAxon Smith-Njigba (Ohio State) had 296 receiving yards and 3 TD in opener.

Rowlett: Lost to Prosper, 31-7...Lone TD last week came on 27-yard INT return by Taiwan Edwards.

WAXAHACHIE (0-1) vs. MESQUITE POTEET (0-1) - 7:30 p.m. Friday

Waxahachie: Lost to Ennis, 21-13...QB Campbell Sullivan threw for 117 yards and a TD, ran for 52 yards...WR Kieran Page had 3 catches for 58 yards in opener.

Poteet: Lost to Denton Ryan, 52-6...RB Seth McGowan did not play in opener - unknown reasons...RB Xzaveon Jeans ran for 79 yards.

5A vs. 4A matchup

Everman: Lost to Crowley, 26-13...Both teams looking to get into win column.

Stephenville: Lost to Argyle, 42-14...Kason Phillips ran for TDs of 20 and 35 yards...Sr. CB Cole Stanley left last week's game with shoulder injury.

RED OAK (0-1) vs. PRINCETON (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday

Red Oak: Lost to Denton Braswell, 48-27.

Princeton: Beat 6A South Garland, 41-0.

ENNIS (1-0) at DALLAS BISHOP LYNCH (0-1) - 7 p.m. Friday

Ennis: Beat rival Waxahachie in opener, 21-13...RB Devion Beasley ran for 51 yards and 2 TD...QB Collin Drake threw for 202 yards in win for Lions.

Bishop Lynch: Lost to Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill, 16-13.


Life: Beat Ferris, 58-15...Sir Veasley ran for 227 yards and 2 TD.

2A vs. 3A matchup

Italy: Lost to 3A Palmer, 22-0.

Mildred: Beat 2A Jewett Leon, 47-43.

ITASCA (0-1) vs. HUBBARD (1-0)

Itasca: Lost to Wortham, 20-18.

Hubbard: Beat Bartlett, 36-6.

KILLEEN SHOEMAKER (1-0) at MIDLOTHIAN (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday
6A vs. 5A matchup

Shoemaker: Beat San Angelo Central, 54-21.

Midlothian: Beat Carrollton Creekview, 30-0...Held Creekview to 104 total yards, ZERO passing yards...Nathan Humphreys returned an INT 38 yards for a TD.

LAKE TRAVIS (0-1) vs. MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW (0-1) - 7:30 p.m. Friday

Lake Travis: Lost to Arlington Martin, 35-14...Sr. QB Hudson Card (UT) was held to 246 yards passing and 2 TD...Cavaliers tumbled all the way from No. 3 to No. 21 in 6A poll after blowout loss in opener.

Timberview: Lost to Bixby, OK, 77-47...Allowed Bixby QB Mason Williams to throw for 468 yards and 8 TD...Timberview RB Jaden Hullaby ran for 118 yards, had 3 total TD (including 80-yard TD catch).

ABILENE COOPER (1-0) vs. GRAPEVINE (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday at Abilene Shotwell

Abilene Cooper: Beat 6A Keller, 21-20.

Grapevine: Beat Azle, 23-22...K Braxton Russell nailed game-winning 26-yard FG with :14 left - his third FG of the game...Shut out Azle in second half last week.

GRANBURY (0-1) at SEAGOVILLE (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday

Granbury: Lost to Weatherford, 81-40.

Seagoville: Beat Fort Worth Wyatt, 40-21.


Boswell: Lost to Wichita Falls Rider, 47-34 (allowed 40 first-half points to Rider).

Corsicana: Lost to Burleson Centennial, 34-21, in debut for new HC Hal Wasson...Third loss to Centennial in last two seasons...QB Solomon James threw for 399 yards with 2 INT...Corsicana was MINUS-5 on turnovers in opener.

DENTON (1-0) vs. FRISCO LONE STAR (1-0) - 7 p.m. Friday at Denton C.H. Collins

Denton: Beat Lake Dallas, 37-34...K Daniel ReCalderon hit game-winning 33-yard FG in OT...QB Davian Guajardo threw for 185 yards and 3 TD.

Lone Star: Beat 6A Richland, 55-3...QB Garret Rangel threw for 401 yards and 5 TD...WR Marvin Mims had 10 catches for 237 yards and 2 TD...Lone Star remains at No. 4 in latest 5AD1 poll.

FRISCO INDEPENDENCE (1-0) at FRISCO MEMORIAL (1-0) - 7 p.m. Friday at The Star in Frisco

Independence: Beat 6A Richardson Pearce, 57-14...QB Braylon Braxton threw for 429 yards and 4 TD (also ran for 69 and a TD)...Racked up 711 total yards in opener.

Memorial: Beat 4A Celina, 16-14, after losing to Celina 53-0 last season...Last week's victory was second in school history...Ronald DeMadet gave Memorial the win with 20-yard FG.


WF Rider: Beat Saginaw Boswell, 47-34.

Azle: Lost to Grapevine, 23-22...RB Cullen Furr ran for 106 yards and also threw a TD pass.


Aledo: Lost to 6A Denton Guyer, 60-57...Allowed 651 total yards in opening loss...Sr. QB Jake Bishop threw for 312 yards and 2 TD, also ran for a TD...Sr. RB Jase McClellan (OU) rushed for 126 yards, caught passes for 82 yards, scored 5 TDs...McClellan now over 100 touchdowns in his high school career...Despite loss to 6A Guyer in opener, Bearcats still ranked #1 in state in 5AD2.


Centennial: Beat Corsicana, 34-21...Finished PLUS-5 in turnovers last week.

Denison: Beat Sherman, 29-13, in 121st "Battle of the Ax."

DALLAS KIMBALL (1-0) at DALLAS CARTER (1-0) SATURDAY - 6 p.m. at Dallas Kincaide
5A vs. 4A matchup

Kimball: Beat FW Dunbar, 40-8...QB Keith Hargrave threw for 116 yards and 3 TD.

Carter: Beat Houston Yates, 15-6...RB Jamalrian Jones ran for 94 yards and a TD.

FRISCO (1-0) at MELISSA (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday

Frisco: Beat Dallas Woodrow Wilson, 45-17.

Melissa: Beat Argyle Liberty Christian, 47-14.

FORNEY (1-0) vs. LINDALE (1-0)

Forney: Beat 6A Richardson Berkner, 42-21...QB Campbell Anderson had 302 total yards and 4 TD.

Lindale: Beat Kaufman, 45-10...Stadium renovations forced Lindale to move "home" opener to Tyler...QB Brayson Campbell threw for 138 yards, rushed for 78, 2 total TD...RB Jordan Jenkins ran for 98 yards and 2 TD.

DECATUR (1-0) at ALVARADO (0-1)

Decatur: Beat Kennedale, 35-21...QB Roman Fuller threw for 277 yards and 2 TD...RB Gunner Ragsdale ran for 85 yards and 2 TD...Decatur remains at #10 in statewide 4AD1 poll.

Alvarado: Lost to Van, 34-14.

WACO LA VEGA (1-0) vs. ARGYLE (1-0) - 7 p.m. Friday

La Vega: Beat 5A Medina Valley, 28-14...Coach said "too many penalties" last week...QB Landry Kinne threw for a score, ran for a TD...RB Elisha Cummings ran for 121 yards and 2 TD...La Vega still ranked #1 in state in 4AD1.

Argyle: Beat Stephenville, 42-14...QB Bo Hogeboom threw for 358 yards and 5 TD...WR Alex Gonzales caught 8 passes for 137 yards and 3 TD...Eagles are ranked #3 in state in 4AD1.

KENNEDALE (0-1) vs. MIDLOTHIAN HERITAGE (1-0) - 7:30 p.m. Friday

Kennedale: Lost to Decatur, 35-21...Was held to 114 yards rushing...Ryan Williams ran for 53 yards in opening loss.

Mid. Heritage: Beat Gainesville, 63-19...QB Cade Sumbler threw for 348 yards and 2 TD, also ran for a TD...RB Cullen Stone ran for 149 yds and 4 TD.


Celina: Lost to 5A Frisco Memorial, 16-14.

Arg. Liberty Christian: Lost to Melissa, 47-14.

MABANK (1-0) vs. KEMP (0-1)
4A vs. 3A matchup

Mabank: Beat 3A Emory Rains, 28-3.

Kemp: Lost to 4A Sunnyvale, 50-0.

IOWA PARK (1-0) vs. BROCK (0-1)

Iowa Park: Beat 3A Holliday in OT, 35-28.

Brock: Lost to 4A Brownwood, 10-0...First home shutout loss ever for Brock.

4A vs. 3A matchup

Hillsboro: Beat 3A West, 35-13.

Grandview: Beat 4A Glen Rose, 38-14...Had 403 yards total offense in opener...Zebras hang onto #1 state ranking in 3AD1.

4A vs. 3A matchup

Farmersville: Lost to 3A Cooper, 46-7

Mt. Vernon: Beat Bonham in HC Art Briles' debut, 44-16.