Week 3 North Texas High School Football Preview

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By 105.3 The Fan

Thursday's Games:DALLAS BISHOP LYNCH (1-1) vs. FRISCO CENTENNIAL (0-2) - 7 p.m. at Frisco ISDGRAND PRAIRIE (0-2) vs. KELLER (1-1) - 7 p.m. at Keller ISD Athletic ComplexGrand Prairie opens district play vs. Cedar Hill next weekKeller opens district play at Southlake Carroll on 9/27JUSTIN NORTHWEST (0-2) at GRAPEVINE - 7 p.m.Grapevine has a bye next week.SHERMAN (1-1) vs. FRISCO LIBERTY (0-2)Frisco Liberty has a bye next week.Friday's games (unless noted):GAME OF THE WEEK:FRISCO LONE STAR (2-0) at HIGHLAND PARK (2-0)Lone Star:5AD1 #4 Lone Star beat Denton, 75-0...Has outscored two opponents by margin of 130-3...QB Garret Rangel threw for 398 yards and 4 TD last week...WR Marvin Mims caught 5 passes for 218 yards and 3 TD (13, 78, 85 yards)...Lone Star now ranked No. 3 in 5AD1 statewide poll...These two met last September, with Highland Park pulling out a 10-7 winHighland Park:Beat 6A Mesquite Horn, 52-25...HC Randy Allen got his 394th win, tying Gordon Wood for third all-time in Texas HS historyScots are averaging 59.0 ppg...QB Chandler Morris ran for 3 TD last week, threw one, also caught a pass for a two-point conversion...Scots remain at No. 1 in 5AD1 statewide pollODESSA PERMIAN (0-2) vs. SOUTHLAKE CARROLL (2-0)Permian:Still winless after losing to El Paso Franklin, 49-28...MOJO had not lost to an El Paso school since 2012Carroll:Beat 5A Colleyville Heritage, 50-9...Had 589 yards total offense last week...QB Quinn Ewers threw for 302 yards and 2 TD, also ran for 66...Dragons are ranked No. 8 in Class 6AEULESS TRINITY (2-0) at COLLEYVILLE HERITAGE (1-1)6A vs. 5A matchupTrinity:Beat Sachse, 21-19...Trojans stopped a late two-point conversion attempt last week to secure the win...Trinity ran for 306 yards last weekColleyville Heritage:Lost to 6A Southlake Carroll, 50-9...Facing bigger opponent for second straight week...Isaac Shabay caught a 90-yard TD pass from AJ Smith last weekHALTOM (1-1) at LAKE HIGHLANDS (1-1)Haltom:Beat Fort Worth Paschal, 42-14...Kenneth Cormier, Jr. ran for 104 yards and 3 TDLake Highlands:Beat Plano East, 17-7...Held PESH to 196 total yards...QB Mitch Coulson ran for 81 yards and a TDWEATHERFORD (2-0) vs. BIRDVILLE (1-1)6A vs. 5A matchupWeatherford:Kangaroos beat North Crowley, 34-29...QB Ken Seals threw for 280 yards and 4 TD...Weatherford is averaging 57.5 ppg through two games...Has 0-2 5A Fort Worth Southwest next weekBirdville:Hawks beat Little Elm, 35-21...RB Laderrious Nixon had 35 carries for 183 yards and also scored on a 68-yard pass from QB Stone EarleARLINGTON BOWIE (2-0) at ROCKWALL (1-1)Bowie:Beat Mansfield, 40-20Rockwall:Beat Rowlett, 50-7...Soph. QB Braedyn Locke threw for 382 yards and 5 TD last week - through two games, he has 951 yards and 10 TD...Hosts Arlington Martin (off a bye) next week...Rockwall still unranked in 6A - that could change in the weeks aheadNORTH CROWLEY (0-2) at DENTON GUYER (2-0)North Crowley:Lost to Weatherford, 34-29...QB Quinten Jackson had 3 TD passesGuyer:Beat 6A #19 Cedar Hill, 40-36...RB Kaedric Cobbs had 30 carries for 217 yards and 4 TD...Guyer has beaten Aledo and Cedar Hill so far this season - off next week...Denton Guyer is No. 7 in the state in Class 6ATROPHY CLUB BYRON NELSON (0-2) vs. THE COLONY (2-0)Byron Nelson:Lost to Arlington, 38-14...RB Maxwell Modeste ran for 80 yards and 2 TDThe Colony:Beat Frisco Reedy, 48-19...QB Mikey Harrington had 6 total TD...WR Myles Price had 9 catches for 224 yards and 2 TDKELLER FOSSIL RIDGE (0-2) at HEBRON (1-1)Fossil Ridge:Lost to 5A Denton Ryan, 24-0...Held Ryan to 241 total yards last week...Could not capitalize on 5 Ryan turnoversHebron:Hawks lost to Arlington Martin, 33-14...HC Brian Brazil says mistakes in special teams really hurt last week...Hebron fell out of 6A Top 25 after last week's lossCOPPELL (1-1) at ALLEN (2-0)Coppell:Cowboys beat Hurst LD Bell, 17-10...Coppell grabbed win with key defensive stops last week...QB Ryan Walker had 2 TD passesAllen:Beat 6A #13 Dickinson, 38-24...QB Raylen Sharpe threw for 201 yards and 4 TD...Eagles still No. 3 in state in 6ACEDAR HILL (0-2) vs. MESQUITE HORN (1-1)Cedar Hill:Fell to Denton Guyer, 40-36, after opening season with loss to Allen...Longhorns are only winless team ranked in state Top 25 in 6A - No. 20 this weekHorn:Jags lost to 5AD1 #1 Highland Park, 52-25...QB Davazea Gabriel threw for 192 yards, ran for 84, had 3 total TDDeSOTO (2-0) at DALLAS BISHOP DUNNE (2-0)DeSoto:Beat Dallas Jesuit, 55-27...QB Samari Collier threw for 429 yards and 6 TD...Eagles up two spots to No. 12 in latest 6A pollBishop Dunne:Beat Dallas Skyline, 16-13MANSFIELD HIGH (0-2) at MANSFIELD LEGACY (0-2)6A vs. 5A matchupMansfield:Lost to Arlington Bowie, 40-20...Opens district play against 2-0 Mansfield Summit next weekLegacy:Lost to Crowley, 52-14 - allowed 42 points in first half...Has been outscored 90-14 so far this seasonMANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE (2-0) at MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW (0-2)6A vs. 5A matchupLake Ridge:Beat Hewitt Midway, 43-35...Finished game with 19-0 run to stun Midway...QB Adrian Hawkins threw for 370 yards and 3 TDTimberview:Lost to 6A Lake Travis, 48-26...Ran for 300 yards as a team...RB Jaden Hullaby (committed to UT) stepped in at QB for Wolves...Other loss this season is to Oklahoma power BixbyMANSFIELD SUMMIT (2-0) at MESQUITE POTEET (0-2)Summit:Beat Arlington Seguin, 48-6...WR Brendan Sirls (committed to McNeese State) had 4 catches for 77 yards and 2 TDPoteet:Lost to 6A Waxahachie, 53-46...QB Steven Fink threw for 359 yards and 5 TD...RB Seth McGowan returned to action for Pirates, ran for 104 yards and scored 2 TDSOUTH GRAND PRAIRIE (1-1) vs. LANCASTER (1-1)6A vs. 5A matchupSGP:Broke into win column with 19-14 win over Northwest Eaton...RB Titus Jackson scored the game-winning TD on a six-yard runLancaster:Beat West Mesquite, 64-20...Tigers scored touchdowns last week on two fumble returns, an interception return, a kickoff return and a punt return...RB Tre Bradford ran for 138 yards and 2 TD...RB DQ James ran for 101 yards and a TD...Lancaster jumps into the 5AD1 state poll this week - now ranked No. 9DALLAS SKYLINE (0-2) vs. ARLINGTON SAM HOUSTON (1-1)Skyline:Lost to Dallas Bishop Dunne, 16-13...Two losses this season are by a total of four points...Skyline will face a 6A opponent for the first time this seasonSam Houston:Lost to 2-0 Lewisville, 55-14...RB Exzavior Thomas ran for 146 yards and a TDDALLAS W.T. WHITE (2-0) vs. DALLAS CARTER (1-1)6A vs. 4A matchupW.T. White:Beat South Garland, 50-22Carter:Lost to 5A Dallas Kimball in "Oak Cliff Super Bowl," 16-13...Kace Williams scored 2 TD last week...Cowboys are averaging 14 ppg, allowing 11 ppgDUNCANVILLE (2-0) vs. ST, JOHN's (WASHINGTON, DC)Duncanville:6A #1 Panthers beat South Oak Cliff, 59-3...Has allowed a total of six points in first two games...RB Cameron Gray ran for 86 yards and 2 TD last weekSt. John's:Was ranked #4 in nation in USA TODAY Super Rankings before loss last weekRICHARDSON (2-0) at GARLAND (1-1)Richardson:Beat Dallas Samuell, 56-7...Eagles off to hot start, averaging 52.0 ppg so far this season...QB Luke Mulvey threw 3 TD passes last week, including two to Turner CameronGarland:Owls lost to 5A Royse City, 37-14...RB Jayshon Powers ran for 107 yardsDALLAS JESUIT (0-2) at WYLIE (0-2)Jesuit:Lost to DeSoto, 55-27...RB EJ Smith missed his second straight game with injury...Kyle Heckel scored 2 TDWylie:Lost to Rockwall-Heath in 2 OT, 44-41...QB Marcus McElroy threw for 363 yardsPLANO (1-1) vs. ROWLETT (0-2)Plano:Beat 5A El Paso Eastwood in emotional game, 43-28...Wildcats put last week's game away with 20 unanswered points in second halfRowlett:Lost to Rockwall, 50-7...QB Alex Routt ran for 59 yards and a TDPLANO EAST (0-2) vs. SACHSE (1-1)PESH:Lost to Lake Highlands, 17-7...QB Dylan Hayden ran for 87 yards and a TDSachse:Lost to Euless Trinity, 21-19...Fell short on late bid to tie with two-point conversion...QB Parker Wells had 2 TD passesDENTON HIGH (1-1) at FRISCO INDEPENDENCE (2-0)Denton:Lost to Frisco Lone Star, 75-0...Was held to 101 yards total offense...Is allowing 54.5 ppg this seasonIndependence:Beat Frisco Memorial, 49-20...Is averaging 53.0 ppg this season...QB Braylon Braxton threw for 322 yards and 5 TD...WR Kyi'Yon Wafer had 168 receiving yards and 3 TDDENTON RYAN (ranked No. 2 in 5AD1) is OFF this weekFRISCO HERITAGE (1-1) at RED OAK (1-1)Heritage:Beat Dallas Woodrow Wilson, 43-28...Kyle Bradford had 4 TDRed Oak:Hawks beat Princeton, 77-48...Red Oak is averaging 52.0 ppg this season...Ran for 461 yards last week (nearly 13 yards per carry)...RB Elijah Shaw ran for 225 and 3 TD...RB Zach Sanders ran for 150 and 2 TDFRISCO WAKELAND (1-1) at McKINNEY NORTH (2-0)Wakeland:Lost to 6A Richardson Pearce, 31-22...QB Dylan Laible left with injury after throwing for 273 yards and 3 TDNorth:Beat Justin Northwest, 68-65...Michael Norris blocked a potential game-tying extra point, which was returned for two points...Had 673 yards total offense last weekALEDO (1-1) vs. BURLESON CENTENNIAL (2-0)DISTRICT OPENERAledo:Beat Linces UVM Toluca, MX, 63-0...Bearcats are averaging 60.0 ppg so far this season...Aledo is No. 1 in 5AD2 statewide poll for third straight weekCentennial:Beat Denison, 53-34...Averaging 43.5 ppg so far this season...Five teams in this district are currently 2-0 (Aledo is 1-1)...Centennial moves into 5AD2 Top Ten this week - ranked No. 9 in the stateFLOWER MOUND MARCUS (1-1) vs. WAXAHACHIE (1-1)Marcus:Beat McKinney Boyd, 26-19...QB Garrett Nussmeier threw for 342 yards and 3 TD...Ethan Barr sealed the win last week with a late interceptionWaxahachie:Beat 5A Mesquite Poteet, 53-46...Indians came roaring back to score final 24 points of game last week (trailed by 17)...QB Campbell Sullivan threw for 323 yards and 5 TDSOUTH OAK CLIFF (1-1) at WILMER-HUTCHINS (1-1)5A vs. 4A matchupSOC:Lost to 6A #1 Duncanville, 59-3...Was held to 163 yards of total offense last weekWilmer-Hutchins:Lost to 5A Dallas Spruce, 33-32CORSICANA (1-1) at GREENVILLE (1-1)DISTRICT OPENERCorsicana:Beat Saginaw Boswell, 40-34Greenville:Beat 4A Dallas Lincoln, 45-12ENNIS (1-1) at KAUFMAN (0-2)DISTRICT OPENEREnnis:Lost to Dallas Bishop Lynch, 41-34...QB Collin Drake threw for 427 yards and 4 TD...WR Laylon Spencer had eight catches for 311 yards and 3 TD...This is the first of eight district games in 8-5A-2Kaufman:Lost to 4A Crandall, 48-0...Has been outscored 93-10 through two gamesFORNEY (1-1) at NORTH FORNEY (2-0)DISTRICT OPENERForney:Lost to Lindale, 40-0North Forney:Beat Wylie East, 56-7...Is averaging 50.5 ppg through two games - offense is always dangerousSULPHUR SPRINGS (0-2) at TERRELL (0-2)DISTRICT OPENERSulphur Springs:Lost to Lucas Lovejoy, 34-27Terrell:Lost to 4A Paris, 42-7DECATUR (2-0) vs. MIDLOTHIAN HERITAGE (1-1)Decatur:Beat Alvarado, 49-42...Is averaging 42.0 ppg this season...At 2-0 Graham next weekMid. Heritage:Lost to Kennedale, 35-28...Fell out of state rankings this weekKENNEDALE (1-1) vs. ALVARADO (0-2)Kennedale:Beat Midlothian Heritage, 35-28Alvarado:Lost to Decatur, 49-42ARGYLE (2-0) vs. TYLER CHAPEL HILL (1-1)Argyle:Beat then 4AD1 #1 Waco La Vega, 49-35...RB Tito Byce ran for 207 yards (43 carries) and 3 TD...QB Bo Hogeboom had 4 TD passes...Eagles jumped over Carthage into No. 1 spot in this week's 4AD1 state pollChapel Hill:Lost a shootout to 5A Whitehouse, 46-39WAXAHACHIE LIFE (1-1) at KEMP (0-2)Life:Lost to Fort Worth Nolan Catholic, 74-26...QB Gage Mayfield had 297 total yards and 3 TD last weekKemp:Lost to Mabank, 48-0 (outscored 98-0 so far this season)BROCK (1-1) vs. ARGYLE LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (0-2)Brock:Beat 4A Iowa Park, 21-7, after shutout loss to Brownwood in openerVAN ALSTYNE (1-1) vs. ANNA (1-1)Van Alstyne:Lost to 4A Sunnyvale, 52-13Anna:Beat 5A Fort Worth Eastern Hills, 46-26...Lost to 3A Whitesboro in season openerPALMER (2-0) vs. MILLSAP (2-0)Palmer:Beat Grand Saline, 55-14...Is allowing 7.0 ppg through first two games of seasonMillsap:Beat Callisburg, 21-0...Is allowing 3.5 ppg so far this seasonITALY (0-2) vs. BLOOMING GROVE (2-0)2A vs. 3A matchupItaly:Lost to 3A Corsicana Mildred, 35-33...Is facing its third straight 3A opponent in non-district playBlooming Grove:Beat Kerens, 41-7...Allowing only 3.5 ppg so far this seasonITASCA (0-2) vs. FROST (0-2)Itasca:Wampus Cats were shut out by Hubbard, 20-0Frost:Polar Bears lost to Granger, 56-21JOSHUA (0-2) at MIDLOTHIAN (2-0)DISTRICT OPENERJoshua:Lost to 4A Lake Worth, 65-54...Joshua's first six opponents are all currently 2-0Midlothian:Beat 6A Killeen Shoemaker, 51-20...Ethan Hill ran for 175 yardsDENTON BRASWELL (1-1) vs. FRISCO (2-0)DISTRICT OPENERBraswell:Lost to Burleson, 42-30...Beat Red Oak in openerFrisco:Beat 4A Melissa, 48-41...Bryson Clemons ran for 258 yards and 3 TD...Raccoons are averaging 46.5 ppg this seasonFRISCO REEDY (1-1) vs. LAKE DALLAS (1-1)DISTRICT OPENERReedy:Lost to The Colony, 48-19Lake Dallas:Beat Frisco Centennial, 24-0...Held Centennial to 60 total yards last week