[By Anthony Hawthorne, Special to ETSN.fm]

DISTRICT 12-5A

Tyler Lee Red Raiders (1-6, 0-3)
vs.
Mesquite Skeeters (8-0, 4-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
E.H. Hanby Stadium, Mesquite

Coaches
Tyler Lee: Darrell Piske
Mesquite: Robbie Robinson

Last week
Tyler Lee: lost to Rockwall, 40-0
Mesquite: def. North Mesquite, 56-10

Next week
Tyler Lee: vs. Longview
Mesquite: at Rockwall

Playmakers

Tyler Lee 

  • QB Raleigh Poster
  • RB Laquintas Wallace
  • OL Zacchaeus Page

Mesquite

  • QB Alex Cooper (149 of 201, 2,071 Yards, 15 TDs, 2 INTs; 81 carries, 336 yards, 8 TDs)
  • RB Johnny Session (61 carries, 436 yards, 7 TDs)
  • WR Rashard Higgins ( 43 catches, 810 yards, 4 TDs)
  • WR Dameon Gamblin (32 catches, 471 yards, 5 TDs)

 

Did You Know? The Skeeters come in averaging 40.8 point per game and are in the driver's seat for a 12-5A district title.

DISTRICT 14-4A

Pine Tree Pirates (2-4, 0-2)
vs.
Marshall Mavericks (0-7, 0-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Maverick Stadium, Marshall

Coaches
Pine Tree: Derek Fitzhenry
Marshall: Alex Richters

Last week
Pine Tree: lost to Hallsville, 38-0
Marshall: lost to Mount Pleasant, 63-14

Next week
Pine Tree: at Sulphur Springs
Marshall: at Texas High

Playmakers

Pine Tree

  • QB Jake Oden
  • RB Victor Hawkins
  • RB Eddie Calico
  • WR Mason Hayes

Marshall

  • QB Justin Hart, Fr.
  • RB Nolan Allen
  • RB John Love
  • WR Chris Williams
  • WR Marek Reyes

 

Did You Know? The Mavericks will be looking for their first win of the year, while the Pirates will be looking to make it two in a row over Marshall.

DISTRICT 16-4A

Lindale Eagles (1-6, 0-2)
vs.
Corsicana Tigers (2-5, 1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Tiger Stadium, Corsicana

Coaches
Lindale: Mike Meador
Corsicana: Phil Castles

Last week
Lindale: lost to John Tyler, 35-0
Corsicana: def. Nacogdoches, 28-7

Next week
Lindale: at Jacksonville
Corsicana: at Whitehouse

Playmakers

Lindale

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

Corsicana

  • QB Devontay Bell
  • QB Zach Rash
  • RB Donovan Fields
  • RB Tygarius Sheffield

 

Did You Know? The Tigers maintained a grip on the fourth and final playoff spot with last week's win over Nacogdoches and will look to improve their position with a win over a Lindale team that has lost six in a row.

Nacogdoches Dragons (0-7, 0-2)
vs.
Whitehouse Wildcats (7-0, 2-0)

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

Coaches
Nacogdoches: Bobby Reyes
Whitehouse: Randy McFarlin

Last week
Nacogdoches: lost to Corsicana, 28-7
Whitehouse: def. Jacksonville, 42-35 (OT)

Next week
Nacogdoches: vs. John Tyler
Whitehouse: vs. Corsicana

Playmakers

Nacogdoches

  • QB Patrick Ledet
  • OT Jacob Bragg
  • RB Coronado Tolbert
  • RB Derek Fields
  • WR James Barnes

Whitehouse

  • QB Patrick Mahomes (128 of 217, 1,937 yards 22 TDs)
  • WR Dylan Cantrell (40 catches, 778 yards, 8 TDs)
  • WR Jake Parker (35 catches, 531 yards, 5 TDs)
  • WR Coleman Patterson (28 catches, 384 yards, 6 TDs)

 

Did You Know? The Wildcats will look to continue their record season against a Dragons squad desperate for their first victory.

DISTRICT 13-3A

Liberty-Eylau Leopards (3-4, 2-0)
vs.
Pittsburg Pirates (1-6, 0-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Pirate Stadium, Pittsburg

Coaches
Liberty-Eylau: Brian Brown
Pittsburg: Robert Manley

Last week
Liberty-Eylau: def. North Lamar, 28-26
Pittsburg: lost to Paris, 55-26

Next week
Liberty-Eylau: at Atlanta
Pittsburg: at Pleasant Grove

Playmakers

Liberty-Eylau

  • QB Rashaan Donelson
  • RB Deshun Brewer
  • WR Davion Hall

Pittsburg

  • QB Garrett Truitt (81 of 158, 1,026 yards, 6 TDs)
  • RB Derek Allen
  • RB Colton Searcy
  • OL Brian Taylor

 

Did You Know? The Leopards survived last week's upset bid by North Lamar and will look to stay unbeaten in district.

Paris Wildcats (4-3, 2-0)
vs.
Pleasant Grove Hawks (1-6, 0-2)

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

Coaches
Paris: Barry Bowman
Pleasant Grove: Kevin Davis

Last week
Paris: def. Pittsburg, 55-26
Pleasant Grove: lost to Atlanta, 50-36

Next week
Paris: vs. North Lamar
Pleasant Grove: vs. Pittsburg

Playmakers

Paris

  • QB Keandre Robinson
  • RB Quay Scott
  • WR Kenny Mason
  • DE Sed Ellis

Pleasant Grove

  • RB Quentin Miller
  • WR Cason Cordray

 

Did you know? Paris is coached by Barry Bowman, who won consecutive state championships at Daingerfield from 2008-10.

Atlanta Jackrabbits (2-5, 1-1)
vs.
Paris North Lamar Panthers (3-4, 1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
R.L. Maddox Stadium, Paris

Coaches
Atlanta: Matt McClure
North Lamar: Tommy Felty

Last week
Atlanta: def. Pleasant Grove, 50-36
North Lamar: lost to Liberty-Eylau, 28-26

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

Playmakers

Atlanta

  • RB Corion Webster (110 carries, 754 yards 7 TDs; committed to Oklahoma State)
  • RB Everett Dickerson (committed to SMU)
  • QB Chase Musgrove

North Lamar

  • RB/WR Ian Dukleth
  • RB Chance Kelly

 

Did You Know? Before last week's 50-point explosion, Atlanta was averaging just over 16 points per game.

DISTRICT 15-3A

Athens Hornets (1-6, 0-2)
vs.
Mabank Panthers (1-6, 0-2)

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

Coaches
Athens: Paul Essary
Mabank: Jared Wingfield

Last week
Athens: lost to Van, 42-27
Mabank: lost to Canton, 48-7

Next week
Athens: vs. Mineola
Mabank: vs. Van

Playmakers

Athens

  • QB Anthony Sanders
  • WR Javonte Johnson
  • DB Chris Jefferson

Mabank

  • QB Rance Thomas
  • WR Dylan Schneider
  • DL Colton Thomas

Brownsboro Bears (5-2, 2-0)
vs.
Van Vandals (6-1, 2-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Van Memorial Stadium

Coaches
Brownsboro: Ty Thomison
Van: Jared Moffatt

Last week
Brownsboro: def. Mineola, 40-21
Van: def. Athens, 42-27

Next week
Brownsboro: at Canton
Van: at Mabank

Playmakers

Brownsboro

  • QB Shelby Rogers
  • WR Tyler Thomison
  • WR Patrick McCarthy

Van

  • QB Garrett Smallwood (92 of 157, 1,329 yards, 18 TDs)
  • RB Matt Savis (117 carries, 954 Yards, 9 TDs)
  • WR Carson Rucker (29 catches, 354 yards, 6 TDs)
  • DT Syd Moore (85 tackles, 27 for loss)

 

Did You Know? The Vandals are averaging 37.1 poins per game and over 450 yards of offense.

Canton Eagles (6-1, 2-0)
vs.
Mineola Yellowjackets (3-4, 0-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Meredith Memorial Yellowjacket Stadium, Mineola

Coaches
Canton: Robert Ivey
Mineola: Joe Drennon

Last week
Canton: def. Mabank, 48-7
Mineola: lost to Brownsboro, 40-21

Next week
Canton: vs. Brownsboro
Mineola: at Athens

Playmakers

Canton

  • QB Chandler Eiland (91 of 144, 1,296 yards, 18 TDs)
  • RB Reece Sumner (82 carries, 598 yards, 6 TDs)
  • WR Connor Eiland (41 catches, 793 yards, 10 TDs)

Mineola

  • RB/LB Dac Shaw
  • QB Tyler Hudson

 

Did You Know? The Eagles are averaging just over 40 points per game.

DISTRICT 16-3A

Spring Hill Panthers (3-5, 1-3)
vs.
Gilmer Buckeyes (6-1, 3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Buckeye Stadium, Gilmer

Coaches
Spring Hill: Bobby Chadwick
Gilmer: Jeff Traylor

Last week
Spring Hill: lost to Henderson, 42-14
Gilmer: idle

Next week
Spring Hill: idle
Gilmer: at Bullard

Playmakers

Spring Hill

  • QB Ben Hollas (150 carries, 1,167 yards, 12 TDs)
  • RB Trenton Craig (78 carries, 358 yards, 3 TDs)
  • WR Jake Ferrill (4 catches, 113 yards)

Gilmer

  • QB Tanner Barr (113 of 198, 1,246 yards, 10 TDs)
  • RB Kris Boyd (68 carries, 650 yards, 10 TDs)
  • RB/WR Chase Tate (32 catches, 247 yards, 2 TDs)
  • RB/LB Josh Walker (35 carries, 241 Yards, 5 TDs; 11 catches, 136 yards, 2 TDs; 50 tackles, four sacks, 2 forced fumbles)

 

Did You Know? The Panthers will look to rebound from a home loss to Henderson, while the Buckeyes will look to continue their winning ways with sights set on a late-season showdown with Kilgore for what should be the district title.

DISTRICT 19-3A

Palestine Wildcats (5-2, 1-0)
vs.
Groesbeck Goats (5-3, 1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Groesbeck Stadium

Coaches
Palestine: Lance Angel
Groesbeck: Kodi Crane

Last week
Palestine: def. Rusk, 35-28
Groesbeck: lost to Fairfield, 42-20

Next week
Palestine: vs. Mexia
Groesbeck: at Rusk

Playmakers

Palestine

  • QB Gee Clark
  • RB Darrius Stephens
  • WR Paul Barksdale

Groesbeck

  • QB Colt McCoy
  • RB Matt Barnes

 

Did You Know? Palestine has won three straight since a 34-14 loss to Chapel Hill.

DISTRICT 20-3A

Center Roughriders (7-1, 1-1)
vs.
Huntington Red Devils (0-7, 0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Red Devil Field, Huntington

Coaches
Center: Kevin Goodwin
Huntington: Todd Hopkins

Last week
Center: lost to Carthage, 45-20
Huntington: idle

Next week
Center: idle
Huntington: at Jasper

Playmakers

Center

  • QB Dalton Horton (71 of 129, 990 yards, 10 TDs)
  • RB KJ Garrett (152 carries, 1,325 yards, 15 TDs)
  • WR Shaquille Ingram (16 catches, 238 yards, 3 TDs)

Huntington

  • WR/DB Jamichael Brown
  • LB Josh Packard

 

Did You Know? The Roughriders will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Carthage when they take on a struggling Huntington squad looking for its first victory.