[By Anthony Hawthorne, Special to ETSN.fm]

District 14-4A

Hallsville Bobcats (6-2, 2-1)
vs.
Mount Pleasant Tigers (6-2, 2-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Sam Parker Field, Mount Pleasant

Coaches
Hallsville: David Plunk
Mount Pleasant: Mart Graham

Last week
Hallsville: lost to Sulphur Springs 38-31
Mount Pleasant: def. Texas High 35-23

Next week
Hallsville: vs. Texas High
Mount Pleasant: at Pine Tree

Playmakers

Hallsville

  • DE Coby Bradford (54 tackles, 25 for loss, 11.5 sacks)
  • LT Hayden Wall, Sr., 6-4, 270
  • S Cayden Ferrill (61 tackles, 16 for loss, 4 forced fumbles)
  • RB Thaddeus Fagan (93 carries, 547 yards, 4 TDs)
  • WR Andre Jones (43 catches, 602 Yards, 2 TDs)
  • QB Austin Toney (100 of 154, 1,227 Yards, 5 TDs)
  • QB Macailyn Wilder (86 carries, 610 yards, 13 TDs)

 

Mount Pleasant

  • QB Monty James (171 of 279, 2,589 Yards, 32 TDs, 6 INTs)
  • WR K.D. Cannon (71 catches, 1,223 yards, 21 TDs)
  • WR Andrew Flanagan (39 catches, 479 yards, 4 TDs)
  • DB Jamald McGill (7 INTs)
  • DB Laderius Craddock (5 INTs)

 

Did you know? Mount Pleasant QB Monty James has already set the school single-season passing yardage record.

Marshall Mavericks (1-7, 1-2)
vs.
Texas High Tigers (2-5, 1-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Tiger Stadium at Grim Park, Texarkana

Coaches
Marshall: Alex Richters
Texas High: Barry Norton

Last week
Marshall: def. Pine Tree 49-29
Texas High: lost to Mount Pleasant 35-23

Next week
Marshall: vs. Sulphur Springs
Texas High: at Hallsville

Playmakers

Marshall

  • QB Justin Hart
  • DE Alberto Balderas
  • WR Marek Reyes (43 catches, 414 yards, 2 TDs)
  • RB Nolan Allen

 

Texas High

  • RB Tre Walker
  • QB Clete Norton
  • DT Jonathan Hunt
  • LB Anthony Rhone

 

Did you know? The winner of this game will likely get the 4th and final district playoff spot.

Pine Tree Pirates (2-5, 0-3)
vs.
Sulphur Springs Wildcats (6-2, 3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Gerald Prim Stadium, Sulphur Springs

Coaches
Pine Tree: Derek Fitzhenry
Sulphur Springs: Greg Owens

Last week
Pine Tree: lost to Marshall 49-29
Sulphur Springs: def. Hallsville 38-31

Next week
Pine Tree: vs. Mount Pleasant
Sulphur Springs: at Marshall

Playmakers

Pine Tree

  • QB Jake Oden (65 of 121, 1,105 yards, 6 TDs, 5 INTs)
  • RB Victor Hawkins
  • FB/DT Eddie Calico
  • WR Mason Hayes
  • DB Tre Devine

 

Sulphur Springs

  • QB Brad Macek (140 of 193, 1,707 Yards, 15 TDs, 4 INTs)
  • ATH Willy Ivery (41 catches, 456 Yards, 3 TDs)
  • RB Buddy Ivery (157 Carries, 1,123 Yards, 10 TDs)
  • WR Cole Hill (62 Catches, 815 Yards, 6 TDs)
  • WR Colton Wise (33 Catches, 510 Yards, 4 TDs)
  • FS Larry Pryor (92 tackles)

 

Did you know? Sulphur Springs averages 43.8 points per game, which is seventh in East Texas.

District 16-4A

Lindale Eagles (1-7, 0-3)
vs.
Jacksonville Indians (3-5, 1-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Tomato Bowl, Jacksonville

Coaches
Lindale: Mike Meador
Jacksonville: Chris Taber

Last week
Lindale: Lost to Corsicana 40-22
Jacksonville: Lost to John Tyler 59-7

Next week
Lindale: vs. Nacogdoches
Jacksonville: at Corsicana

Playmakers

Lindale

  • QB Cody Slice
  • QB David Slice
  • RB Delenis Garrett
  • WR Dee Jackson

 

Jacksonville

  • WR/DB Darrell Minifee (5 INTs)
  • ATH Dadrian Franklin
  • WR Kaderrius Buckingham
  • LB Shakil Mosley
  • LB Bryson Haywood

 

Did you know? Jacksonville clinches a playoff spot with a win.

District 13-3A

Pittsburg Pirates (1-7, 0-3)
vs.
Pleasant Grove Hawks (1-7, 0-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Hawk Stadium, Texarkana

Coaches
Pittsburg: Robert Manley
Pleasant Grove: Kevin Davis

Last week
Pittsburg: lost to Liberty-Eylau 47-13
Pleasant Grove: lost to Paris 43-7

Next week
Pittsburg: vs. Atlanta
Pleasant Grove: at North Lamar

Playmakers

Pittsburg

  • QB Garrett Truitt (108 of 209, 1,360 yards, 7 TDs)
  • LB Sir Charles Perkins (107 tackles)
  • WR Dee Moton (30 catches, 406 yards, 3 TDs)
  • RB/LB Derek Allen (102 carries, 648 yards, 10 TDs)

 

Pleasant Grove

  • RB Quentin Miller
  • OL Jacob Hamilton
  • WR Cason Cordray

 

Did you know? After a season-opening 46-15 victory over Wills Point, Pittsburg has lost seven consecutive games.

Liberty-Eylau Leopards (4-4, 3-0)
vs.
Atlanta Rabbits (2-6, 1-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Rabbit Stadium, Atlanta

Coaches
Liberty-Eylau: Brian Brown
Atlanta: Matt McClure

Last week
Liberty-Eylau: def. Pittsburg 47-13
Atlanta: lost to North Lamar 35-26

Next week
Liberty-Eylau: vs. Paris
Atlanta: at Pittsburg

Playmakers

Liberty-Eylau

  • RB Deshun Brewer
  • ATH Davion Hall
  • RB Matt Sellers

 

Atlanta

  • QB Chase Musgrove
  • RB Corion Webster (committed to Oklahoma State)
  • ATH Derrick Dowden

 

Did you know? Liberty-Eylau has won three in a row since a four game non-district losing streak earlier in the season.

Paris North Lamar (4-4, 2-1)
vs.
Paris Wildcats (5-3, 3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Wildcat Stadium, Paris

Coaches
North Lamar: Tommy Felty
Paris: Barry Bowman

Last week
North Lamar: def. Atlanta 35-26
Paris: def. Pleasant Grove 43-7

Next week
North Lamar: vs. Pleasant Grove
Paris: at Liberty-Eylau

Playmakers

North Lamar

  • QB Austin Anthony
  • RB Chance Kelley
  • ATH Ian Dukleth

 

Paris

  • LB Jamal Black
  • DE Sed Ellis (committed to North Texas)
  • WR/DB Keandre Robinson
  • QB Dakota Smith

 

Did you know? Wins by Paris and Liberty-Eylau would set up a showdown next week to determine the District 13-3A title.

District 15-3A

Mineola Yellow Jackets (3-5, 0-3)
vs.
Athens Hornets (2-6, 1-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bruce Field, Athens

Coaches
Mineola: Joe Drennon
Athens: Paul Essary

Last week
Mineola: lost to Canton 35-0
Athens: def. Mabank 31-7

Next week
Mineola: vs. Mabank
Athens: at Brownsboro

Playmakers

Mineola

  • RB/LB Dac Shaw (committed to TCU)
  • QB Tyler Hudson
  • WR Harry El Hallaoui
  • WR Kendall Boyd

 

Athens

  • WR Javonte Johnson
  • OL Dylon Deaver
  • QB Anthony Sanders
  • DB Chris Jefferson

 

Did you know? Athens' win against Mabank last week snapped a five-game losing streak.

Brownsboro Bears (5-3, 2-1)
vs.
Canton Eagles (7-1, 3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Norris Birdwell Stadium, Canton

Coaches
Brownsboro: Ty Thomison
Canton: Robert Ivery

Last week
Brownsboro: lost to Van 70-30
Canton: def. Mineola 35-0

Next week
Brownsboro: vs. Athens
Canton: at Van

Playmakers

Brownsboro

  • QB Shelby Rogers
  • WR Tyler Thomison
  • WR Patrick McCarthy
  • RB Johntae Harmon

 

Canton

  • QB Chandler Eiland
  • WR Connor Eiland
  • LB Dakota Hesskew
  • LB Reece Sumner

 

Did you know? If Canton and Van both win, they'll enter next week's District 15-3A finale in Van with idential 4-0 league records.

Van Vandals (7-1, 3-0)
vs.
Mabank Panthers (1-7, 0-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Panther Stadium, Mabank

Coaches
Van: Jared Moffatt
Mabank: Jared Wingfield

Last week
Van: def. Brownsboro 70-30
Mabank: lost to Athens 31-7

Next week
Van: vs. Canton
Mabank: at Mineola

Playmakers

Van

  • RB/DT Syd Moore (201 rush yards, 6 TDs; 88 tackles, 27 for loss, 2 sacks)
  • QB Garrett Smallwood (97 of 171, 1,434 yards, 18 TDs, 10 INTs)
  • WR Carson Rucker (31 catches, 395 yards, 6 TDs)
  • RB Matt Savis (138 carries, 1,093 yards, 12 TDs; 22 catches, 412 yards, 2 TDs)

 

Mabank

  • OL Hunter Strebeck
  • WR Dylan Schneider
  • QB Rance Thorne

 

Did you know? Van's only loss of the year came to Hallsville, 38-13, in September.

District 16-3A

Chapel Hill Bulldogs (2-7, 1-4)
vs.
Gladewater Bears (3-5, 0-4)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Jack V. Murphy Bear Stadium, Gladewater

Coaches
Chapel Hill: Thomas Sitton
Gladewater: Jerrod Baugh

Last week
Chapel Hill: lost to Kilgore 31-2
Gladewater: idle

Next week
Chapel Hill: idle
Gladewater: at Henderson

Playmakers

Chapel Hill

  • RB/S Joseph Clark
  • RB/LB Wesley Thompson
  • QB Andrew Black
  • RB/LB Londreyus Johnson
  • WR/DB Gabriel Robinson

 

Gladewater

  • QB Derrick Daniels (137 carries, 939 yards, 7 TDs)
  • WR Nick Johnson
  • DT L.D. Anthony (4 forced fumbles)
  • DT Daylon Mack (6 sacks)

 

Did you know? Gladewater has lost five games in a row after a 3-0 start to the season.

District 19-3A

Mexia Blackcats (0-8, 0-2)
vs.
Palestine Wildcats (6-2, 2-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Westwood Panther Stadium, Palestine

Coaches
Mexia: Lamonte Chambers
Palestine: Lance Angel

Last week
Mexia: lost to Fairfield 44-0
Palestine: def. Groesbeck 30-23

Next week
Mexia: vs. Rusk
Palestine: at Fairfield

Playmakers

Mexia

  • RB Broderick Reeves
  • WR Ike Jones

 

Palestine

  • RB Darrius Stephens
  • LB Jadarius Beasley
  • OL Brian Thlang
  • CB Ivory Brown

 

Did you know? A Palestine win sets up a matchup with Fairfield next week for the district title.

Groesbeck Goats (5-4, 1-2)
vs.
Rusk Eagles (4-4, 0-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Eagle Stadium, Rusk

Coaches
Groesbeck: Kodi Crane
Rusk: Ted Patton

Last week
Groesbeck: lost to Palestine 30-23
Rusk: idle

Next week
Groesbeck: idle
Rusk: at Mexia

Playmakers

Groesbeck

  • RB Matt Barnes
  • QB Colt McCoy
  • S Jamareus Tatum

 

Rusk

  • RB/DB Chaston Bennett (78 carries, 1,071 yards, 10 TDs)
  • QB/LB Kody Stanley
  • WR Kadarius Neal
  • FB Ray Foreman

 

Did you know? At 5-4 Groesbeck has three more wins than all of last season.

District 20-3A

No. 9 Carthage Bulldogs (7-2, 3-0)
vs.
Diboll Lumberjacks (1-7, 0-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Lumberjack Stadium, Diboll

Coaches
Carthage: Scott Surratt
Diboll: Shane Adair

Last week
Carthage: def. Jasper 49-31
Diboll: idle

Next week
Carthage: idle
Diboll: at Huntington

Playmakers

Carthage

  • QB Blake Bogenschutz (118 of 213, 1,957 yards, 26 TDs, 5 INTs; 1 rush TD)
  • RB Tevin Pipkin (141 carries, 952 yards, 8 TDs)
  • WR/DB Tee Goree (46 catches, 976 yards, 13 TDs; 1 def. TD)
  • DT Isaiah Golden (54 tackles, 29 for loss, 4 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 recovery; committed to Texas A&M)
  • LB Trent Jackson (88 tackles, 9 for loss, 2 INTs, 3 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries)
  • WR Okeeron Rutherford (26 catches, 362 yards, 5 TDs)

 

Diboll

  • QB Carlos Teal
  • RB Jason Cook
  • WR Carlos Lewis

 

Did you know? With a win, Carthage clinches its fifth undefeated district championship in six seasons under coach Scott Surratt.

Huntington Red Devils (0-8, 0-2)
vs.
Jasper Bulldogs (6-2, 1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bulldog Field, Jasper

Coaches
Huntington: Todd Hopkins
Jasper: Darrell Barbay

Last week
Huntington: lost to Center 51-6
Jasper: lost to Carthage 49-31

Next week
Huntington: Diboll
Jasper: Center

Playmakers

Huntington

  • OL Jacob Slaughter
  • WR/DB Jamichael Brown
  • LB Josh Packard

 

Jasper

  • WR Demarcus Collins
  • QB Steven Walker
  • RB Donavan Middleton
  • LB DeAnthony Cuney
  • RB Terrence Cuney

 

Did you know? Jasper allowed 64 points in its first seven games, but 49 last week vs. Carthage.