(Note: All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday except where otherwise indicated)

Lovejoy at Sherman

What: District 13-4A

Where: Bearcat Stadium

Records: Lovejoy 4-3, 2-2; Sherman 3-4, 2-2

Radio: KMAD 102.5 FM; www.sportsgram.net

Series: Lovejoy leads 1-0

Last year: Lovejoy won 35-27

Last week: Lovejoy beat Denison 56-42; Sherman beat Royse City 41-17

Players to watch: Lovejoy: QB Bowman Sells, WR Chochy Luce; Sherman: RB Tre’ Mask, WR/DB Ja’Quay Pough

Update: The winner in this matchup will take the driver’s seat in the 13-4A battle for a playoff berth … The SHS student council is leading a "Pink Out" at Bearcat Stadium for breast cancer awareness … Sells, who was out 5 weeks with a broken collarbone, returned last week to the Leopards and threw for 226 yards and 4 TDs.

Wylie at Denison

What: District 13-4A

Where: Munson Stadium

Records: Wylie 4-3, 3-1; Denison 4-3, 3-1

Radio: KMKT 93.1 FM; KFCD 990 AM

Series: Tied 2-2

Last year: Wylie won 50-33

Last week: Wylie beat McKinney North 38-24; Denison lost to Lovejoy 56-42

Players to watch: Wylie: QB Carsen Cook, WR Kameron Kelly; Denison: RB Denard Whitfield, QB Devon Blanton

Update: A win by Denison would put the Jackets in good shape to win the 13-4A championship … Their past meetings include a 24-8 Wylie win in the 2003 playoffs … Wylie can clinch a playoff berth with a win and losses by Lovejoy and McKinney North, although a North loss to Greenville is unlikely.

Royse City at Wylie East

What: District 13-4A

Where: Wylie Stadium

Records: Royse City 1-6, 1-3; Wylie East 4-3, 3-1

Radio: www.tsrnsports.com

Series: Wylie East leads 1-0

Last year: Wylie East won 56-14

Last week: Royse City lost to Sherman 41-17; Wylie East beat Greenville 48-6

Players to watch: Royse City: RB Alex Ramsey, WR Jake Glisch; Wylie East: QB Garrett McCain, WR Jared Wyatt

Update: Royse City had four plays of 40 or more yards from scrimmage against Sherman … McCain has passed for 14 TDs on the year with only 2 interceptions … Wylie East’s playoff fate will be decided by its final 2 games against McKinney North and Lovejoy.

Greenville at McKinney North

What: District 13-4A

Where: Ron Poe Stadium

Records: Greenville 0-7, 0-4; McKinney North 3-4, 2-2

Radio: KGVL 1400 AM

Series: Greenville leads 2-1

Last year: McKinney North won 31-6

Last week: Greenville lost to Wylie East 48-6; McKinney North lost to Wylie 38-24

Players to watch: Greenville: RB Tyler Matthews, WR Spencer Gilbert II; McKinney North: RB Ronald Jones, WR Tre Sanders

Update: North is tied with Sherman and Lovejoy for fourth place in the 13-4A standings and must win in order to stay even with the winner between the other two … Greenville’s losing streak now stands at 37 games … Jones had another big night in the Bulldogs’ loss to Wylie with 160 yards and 2 TDs to raise his season scoring total to 22.

Aubrey at Celina

What: District 10-3A

Where: Bobcat Field

Records: Aubrey 2-5, 1-0; Celina 8-0, 2-0

Radio: www.homeofthebobcats.com

Series: Celina leads 28-1

Last year: Celina won 39-20

Last week: Aubrey was idle; Celina beat Frisco Lone Star 45-10

Players to watch: Celina: QB Nathan Elliott, WR/DB Cash Conder; Aubrey: QB Cole Cannon, RB Daniel Longhenry

Update: Class 3A No. 8-ranked Celina plays its second and final home game of the season … The Bobcats last week clinched their 20th consecutive postseason berth … Aubrey is coming off an upset win over Lone Star 2 weeks ago in which Cannon and Longhenry combined for 253 rushing yards.

Bonham at Melissa

What: District 12-3A

Where: Cardinal Stadium

Records: Bonham 3-5, 1-1; Melissa 6-1, 1-0

Radio: KFYN 1420 AM; www.kfyn1420.com; mcn.melissaisd.org

Series: Melissa leads 1-0

Last year: Melissa won 34-7

Last week: Bonham beat Anna 34-19; Melissa beat Community 56-28

Players to watch: Bonham: QB/DB Dra Smith, WR Greg Moses; Melissa: QB Taylor McGehee, WR J.C. Cottrell

Update: Melissa would clinch a playoff berth with a win … The Warriors rushed for a season-best 338 yards, with Smith gaining 174 against Anna … McGehee is 37 yards short of the 1,000-yard passing mark.

Princeton at Anna

What: District 12-3A

Where: Coyote Stadium

Records: Princeton 7-0, 1-0; Anna 2-6, 1-1

Series: Anna leads 11-9-2

Last year: Princeton won 59-28

Last week: Princeton was idle; Anna lost to Bonham 34-19

Players to watch: Princeton: WR Jakari Dillard, QB Jourdan Blake; Anna: RB Isaac Armijo, QB Ty Chapman

Update: The winner of this game will clinch a playoff berth … Armijo, a sophomore, is second in the area in scoring and needs 74 more rushing yards to reach 1,000 on the year … Princeton is attempting to post an 8-0 record for the second consecutive year.

Pilot Point at Whitesboro

What: District 5-2A (I)

Where: Bearcat Stadium

Records: Pilot Point 6-2, 4-0; Whitesboro 6-1, 3-0

Series: Pilot Point leads 24-11-3

Last year: Whitesboro won 46-34

Last week: Pilot Point beat Paradise 50-2; Whitesboro beat Bowie 43-7

Players to watch: Pilot Point: WR/DB DaCoven Bailey, RB Tristan Jurecka; Whitesboro: RB/DB Collin Kilcrease, FL/DB Cody Ford

Update: Eddie Gill can pass L.M. Combs (38-28-5 between 1932-36 and 1942-46) as Whitesboro’s all-time winningest coach … Whitesboro hasn’t won 3 straight against Pilot Point since winning 5 in a row between 1931-35 … Pilot Point clinched a playoff berth last week, while Whitesboro can do the same with a win Friday.

Callisburg at Paradise

What: District 5-2A (I)

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Callisburg 5-2, 1-2; Paradise 1-6, 1-2

Radio: KPFC 89.1/91.9 FM

Series: Callisburg leads 12-7

Last year: Callisburg won 44-18

Last week: Callisburg beat Ponder 27-13; Paradise lost to Pilot Point 50-2

Players to watch: Callisburg: QB Rheyce Childress, RB Eli Hollandsworth; Paradise: QB/DB Dillon Meadows, RB/DB Tanner Valentine

Update: Callisburg and Paradise are presently tied for the fourth and final 5-2A playoff spot … Hollandsworth, part of a stable of solid Wildcat backs, had 112 yards and 3 TDs in Callisburg’s win last week … Paradise was held to just 11 net rushing yards by Pilot Point and suffered 5 turnovers.

Howe at Commerce

What: District 6-2A (I)

Where: Memorial Stadium

Records: Howe 2-5, 0-3; Commerce 1-6, 0-3

Radio: KETR 88.9 FM

Series: Commerce leads 1-0

Last year: Commerce won 46-0

Last week: Howe lost to Caddo Mills 12-7; Commerce lost to Pottsboro 20-6

Players to watch: Howe: RB Anthony Hawthorne, WR Randle Nix; Commerce: QB Sam Wells, WR D’Lance Sharp

Update: Howe is marking its 700th game all-time … The Bulldogs and Tigers are battling to escape the district cellar … Howe’s defense was stout against high-powered Caddo Mills, limiting the Foxes to 226 total yards before giving up the lead with 1:17 left in the game.

Pottsboro at Van Alstyne

What: District 6-2A (I)

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Pottsboro 7-1, 4-0; Van Alstyne 4-3, 2-1

Radio: KZRC 96.1 FM

Series: Pottsboro leads 13-7

Last year: Pottsboro won 54-21

Last week: Pottsboro beat Commerce 20-6; Van Alstyne lost to Sunnyvale 28-21

Players to watch: Pottsboro: WR Kory Waller, RB Thaddeus Flinn; Van Alstyne: QB Alex Phillips, OL/DL Connor Mayes

Update: Pottsboro clinched a playoff berth with last week’s win … Van Alstyne’s Phillips is 31 rushing yards short of the 1,000 mark … Waller had 61 receiving yards and a TD last week to maintain the area lead in both categories.

Leonard at Gunter

What: District 7-2A (II)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Leonard 6-1, 2-0; Gunter 6-1, 2-0

Radio: www.kfyn1420.com

Series: Gunter leads 9-0

Last year: Gunter won 28-17

Last week: Leonard beat Bells 62-14; Gunter beat Tom Bean 41-7

Players to watch: Leonard: RB Solomon Titus, QB/DB Justin Bennett; Gunter: RB/DB Garrett Hunter, WR Rhett Taylor

Update: The winner of this game will clinch a playoff berth provided S&S defeats Bells … Leonard’s Titus averages an impressive 11.5 yards per carry and has rushed for 13 TDs on the year … Likewise, Hunter topped 1,000 yards on the year last week with a 211-yard outing against Tom Bean.

Tom Bean at Whitewright

What: District 7-2A (II)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Tom Bean 3-4, 0-2; Whitewright 0-7, 0-2

Series: Whitewright leads 24-12-1

Last year: Tom Bean won 50-22

Last week: Tom Bean lost to Gunter 41-7; Whitewright lost to S&S 58-6

Players to watch: Tom Bean: QB Hunter Book, RB Devyn Jackson; Whitewright: QB Jefferson Ballard, WR Austin Powell

Update: Tom Bean and Whitewright are currently tied with Bells for the fourth and final playoff berth in 7-2A … The Tomcats had some success through the air against Gunter as Book completed 14 passes for 207 yards, including a TD to Jackson which gave Tom Bean a 7-0 second-quarter lead.

S&S at Bells

What: District 7-2A (II)

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: S&S 7-0, 2-0; Bells 1-6, 0-2

Series: Bells leads 13-12

Last year: S&S won 45-0

Last week: S&S beat Whitewright 58-6; Bells lost to Leonard 62-14

Players to watch: S&S: RB/LB Willie Winborne, FL/DB Trenton Nolan; Bells: QB Noah Straw, WR/DB Chris Hall

Update: S&S can clinch a playoff berth, only the second in school history, with a win … The Rams can also match the 1966 club as the only S&S teams ever to start a year 8-0 … Straw accounted for both of Bells’ scores last week on runs of 90 and 16 yards en route to 206 total.

Chico at Collinsville

What: District 7-A (I)

Where: Dragon Field

Records: Chico 4-3, 0-2; Collinsville 5-2, 2-0

Series: Collinsville leads 3-0

Last year: Collinsville won 48-14

Last week: Chico lost to Lindsay 41-7; Collinsville beat Trenton 49-0

Players to watch: Chico: WR Matt Carter, LB Darrion Riggs; Collinsville: RB/DB John Lewis, QB/DB Connor Daley

Update: Collinsville’s Danny David marks his 100th game as a head coach … The Pirates can clinch a playoff berth with a win … Chico followed last year’s loss to Collinsville with 2 victories to snap a 32-game district losing streak.

Trenton at Blue Ridge

What: District 7-A (I)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Trenton 0-7, 0-2; Blue Ridge 1-6, 0-2

Series: Blue Ridge leads 1-0

Last year: Blue Ridge won 46-7

Last week: Trenton lost to Collinsville 49-0; Blue Ridge lost to Valley View 43-22

Players to watch: Trenton: WR Kyle Wylie, QB Nik Sambrano; Blue Ridge: QB Ty Agan, WR Brevin Wiggins

Update: Blue Ridge’s air attack continues to be a bright spot for the team, with Agan passing for 283 yards and Wiggins catching 5 passes for 181 … Trenton, which has been blanked in 5 straight games, got 130 combined yards from Sambrano under center last week.

Honey Grove at Celeste

What: District 8-A (I)

Where: Blue Devil Stadium

Records: Honey Grove 2-5, 0-1; Celeste 4-3, 1-1

Series: Honey Grove leads 10-2

Last year: Honey Grove won 56-7

Last week: Honey Grove beat Tyler All Saints 42-36; Celeste lost to Wolfe City 27-26

Players to watch: Honey Grove: QB/DB Jeremy Patt, RB Ross McElroy; Celeste: LB Colton Smith, RB Zach Brumfield

Update: Honey Grove has won 7 in a row since the last Celeste win in their series in 2001 … The Blue Devils can clinch a playoff berth by virtue of owning the tiebreaker over both Honey Grove (if Celeste wins) and Boles.

Wolfe City at Simms Bowie

What: District 8-A (I)

Where: Pirate Stadium

Records: Wolfe City 4-3, 1-0; Simms Bowie 4-3, 1-0

Series: Wolfe City leads 1-0

Last year: Wolfe City won 17-14

Last week: Wolfe City beat Celeste 27-26; Simms Bowie beat Boles 28-22

Players to watch: Wolfe City: QB Brandon Fisk, RB Justin Wilkinson; Simms Bowie: RB/LB Cody Adams, QB Colton May

Update: The Wolves pulled out a thriller last week when Celeste missed a go-ahead FG attempt with 1:06 remaining … The Pirates, meanwhile, were on the other side of the coin as they gave up Boles’ game-winning TD with 17 seconds left that broke a 22-all tie.

Savoy at Tioga

What: Non-district

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bulldog Stadium

Records: Savoy 3-3; Tioga 4-3

Series: First meeting

Last week: Savoy beat Lewisville Lakeland 62-12; Tioga was idle

Players to watch: Savoy: QB Chase Lowery, RB Adam Musser; Tioga: n/a

Update: This game was added to the schedule after Savoy suffered two opponent cancellations … Tioga is playing its first varsity season since 1949 as an independent and will possibly join Savoy in a 6-man district next season.

Fannindel at Fruitvale

What: District 15-6M (I)

Where: Bobcat Field

Records: Fannindel 8-0, 2-0; Fruitvale 4-3, 1-0

Series: Fannindel leads 5-2

Last year: Fannindel won 89-56

Last week: Fannindel beat Bloomburg 50-0; Fruitvale beat Leverett’s Chapel 26-22

Players to watch: Fannindel: RB Stephen Lock, WR/DB Quincy Cuba; Fruitvale: RB Dustin Earl, WR Eric Lane

Update: Fannindel is off to its best start since 1947, before the Ladonia-Pecan Gap consolidation, when the Ladonia Rattlers finished a 9-0 regular season and finished 10-1 … Next week’s home contest against Leverett’s Chapel will finalize the playoff picture in the district.