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Week 10 high school football previews

Note: All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

McKinney North at Denison

What: District 13-4A

Where: Munson Stadium

Radio: KMKT 93.1 FM

Records: McKinney North 5-4, 4-2; Denison 6-3, 5-1

Series: Denison leads 5-2

Last year: McKinney North won 62-24

Last week: McKinney North beat Wylie East 42-39 (OT); Denison beat Greenville 64-14

Players to watch: McKinney North: RB Ronald Jones, QB Ben Dutze; Denison: QB Devon Blanton, WR Jaleel Dade

Playoff outlook: McKinney North would clinch a Division I playoff berth by beating Denison, but where it ends up with a loss depends on the outcome of a complicated tiebreaker. North can still be eliminated with a loss if Lovejoy beats Wylie East and Wylie is upset by Royse City. Denison has clinched a Division II berth and would sew up the No. 1 seed with either a win or a loss of 6 points or less, as long as Lovejoy loses to Wylie East.

Greenville at Sherman

What: District 13-4A

Where: Bearcat Stadium

Radio: KMAD 102.5 FM; KGVL 1400 AM

Records: Greenville 0-9, 0-6; Sherman 3-6, 2-4

Series: Sherman leads 43-19-2

Last year: Sherman won 27-14

Last week: Greenville lost to Denison 64-14; Sherman lost to Wylie 17-10

Players to watch: Greenville: RB Tyler Matthews, WR Spencer Gilbert II; Sherman: RB Tre’ Mask, WR/DB Ja’Quay Pough

Playoff outlook: Both teams have been eliminated from postseason consderation.

Lovejoy at Wylie East

What: District 13-4A

Where: Wylie Stadium

Radio: www.sportsgram.net

Records: Lovejoy 6-3, 4-2; Wylie East 5-4, 4-2

Series: Lovejoy leads 1-0

Last year: Lovejoy won 58-32

Last week: Lovejoy beat Royse City 44-9; Wylie East lost to McKinney North 42-39

Players to watch: Lovejoy: WR Chochy Luce, QB Bowman Sells; Wylie East: QB Garrett McCain, WR Jared Wyatt

Playoff outlook: Lovejoy is in a classic win-or-go-home situation, but could come away with the Division II No. 1 seed if Lovejoy wins and Denison loses. East is in the playoffs with either a win or a Wylie upset loss to Royse City, but could go Division I only if either Wylie or North fall short.

Wylie at Royse City

What: District 13-4A

Where: Royse City ISD Stadium

Radio: www.tsrnsports.com

Records: Wylie 5-4, 4-2; Royse City 1-8, 1-5

Series: Royse City leads 13-8-1

Last year: Wylie won 31-28

Last week: Wylie beat Sherman 17-10; Royse City lost to Lovejoy 44-9

Players to watch: Wylie: QB Carsen Cook, WR Kameron Kelly; Royse City: QB Jackson Watts, RB Alex Ramsey

Playoff outlook: Wylie can assure itself of the top Division I seed with a win and a McKinney North win of 10 points or fewer over Denison. A bigger win margin by North could push Wylie to the No. 2 seed in the event of a 4-way tie. Wylie can be eliminated with a loss, but only if North and Lovejoy both win. Royse City has been eliminated from playoff consideration.

Bridgeport at Gainesville

What: District 9-3A

Where: Leopard Stadium

Radio: KGAF 1580 AM

Records: Bridgeport 0-9, 0-3; Gainesville 8-0, 3-0

Series: Bridgeport leads 4-3

Last year: Gainesville won 49-14

Last week: Bridgeport lost to Sanger 45-37; Gainesville beat Krum 38-19

Players to watch: Bridgeport: WR Hunter Gantt, QB Trey Cook; Gainesville: RB Adam Berryman, QB Mason Copeland

Playoff outlook: Bridgeport has been eliminated. Gainesville has clinched the Division II No. 1 seed and awaits the No. 2 out of 10-3A — which could be Argyle, Celina or Aubrey.

Celina at Argyle

What: District 10-3A

Where: Eagle Stadium

Radio: www.homeofthebobcats.com

Records: Celina 9-0, 3-0; Argyle 9-0, 3-0

Series: Celina leads 3-2

Last year: Argyle won 45-7

Last week: Celina was idle; Argyle beat Aubrey 59-8

Players to watch: Celina: QB Nathan Elliott, WR/DB Cash Conder; Argyle: QB Brandon Boyzuick, WR Ian Sadler

Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched berths. Celina is guaranteed to go Division II, but Argyle can still go either division and would go Division I if Aubrey beats Carrollton Ranchview. A Celina loss and a Ranchview win would give Celina the No. 2 seed and a first-round game against Gainesville.

Anna at Melissa

What: District 12-3A

Where: Cardinal Stadium

Radio: mcn.melissaisd.org

Records: Anna 3-6, 2-1; Melissa 7-2, 2-1

Series: Melissa leads 6-1

Last year: Melissa won 27-21

Last week: Melissa beat Princeton 34-21; Anna was idle

Players to watch: Anna: RB Isaac Armijo, QB Ty Chapman; Melissa: QB Taylor McGehee, RB Marcus Ellis

Playoff outlook: Anna has clinched a Division I berth and can earn the No. 1 seed with a win; the Coyotes will draw either Ferris or Wilmer-Hutchins in the bi-district round. Melissa has clinched the Division II No. 1 seed and will open against Dallas Roosevelt.

Boyd at Whitesboro

What: District 5-2A (I)

Where: Bearcat Stadium

Records: Boyd 4-5, 4-1; Whitesboro 8-1, 5-0

Series: Whitesboro leads 3-0

Last year: Whitesboro won 38-20

Last week: Boyd beat Paradise 49-31; Whitesboro beat Callisburg 48-14

Players to watch: Boyd: RB Fino Cardona, QB Clay Burnett; Whitesboro: RB/DB Collin Kilcrease, FL/DB Cody Ford

Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched berths. Whitesboro can clinch the No. 1 seed with a win, or a loss of 14 points or less. Boyd is assured of no worse than a No. 3 seed with a win of 14 or less or a loss, but can force a 3-way coin flip with Whitesboro and Pilot Point if Boyd beats Whitesboro by 15 or more.

Callisburg at Bowie

What: District 5-2A (I)

Where: Jackrabbit Stadium

Radio: KPFC 89.1 / 91.9 FM

Records: Callisburg 6-3, 2-3; Bowie 3-6, 1-4

Series: Callisburg leads 1-0

Last year: Callisburg won 27-7

Last week: Callisburg lost to Whitesboro 48-14; Bowie lost to Pilot Point 34-20

Players to watch: Callisburg: QB Rheyce Childress, RB/LB Jake Parker; Bowie: WR Jay Ward, RB Devon Gray

Playoff outlook: The winner of this game, if Paradise loses to Ponder, would grab the fourth and final seed in the playoffs. A win by Paradise and a Callisburg loss would create a 3-way tiebreaker, in which case Bowie must beat Callisburg by 9 or more points; otherwise, Callisburg advances.

Farmersville at Van Alstyne

What: District 6-2A (I)

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Farmersville 6-3, 4-1; Van Alstyne 5-4, 3-2

Series: Van Alstyne leads 26-18-4

Last year: Farmersville won 47-7

Last week: Farmersville beat Commerce 42-14; Van Alstyne beat Howe 31-7

Players to watch: Farmersville: RB Darrin Pennington, QB Cole Anderson; Van Alstyne: QB Alex Phillips, OL/DL Connor Mayes

Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched playoff berths. The winner of this game will clinch the No. 2 seed. Van Alstyne could drop to No. 4 with a loss (if Sunnyvale beats Howe) or to No. 3 (if Howe upsets Sunnyvale). Farmersville can only drop to a No. 3 seed with a loss.

Howe at Sunnyvale

What: District 6-2A (I)

Where: Raider Stadium

Records: Howe 3-6, 1-4; Sunnyvale 6-2, 2-3

Series: Sunnyvale leads 1-0

Last year: Sunnyvale won 40-12

Last week: Howe lost to Van Alstyne 31-7; Sunnyvale lost to Pottsboro 10-7

Players to watch: Howe: RB Anthony Hawthorne, WR Randle Nix; Sunnyvale: QB Ryan Cottingame, WR Josh Quinn

Playoff outlook: Howe has been eliminated because of the tiebreaker, even though it can still theoretically tie for fourth place. Sunnyvale must beat Howe and also needs losses by Van Alstyne and Caddo Mills.

Whitewright at Gunter

What: District 7-2A (II)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Whitewright 2-7, 2-2; Gunter 7-2, 3-1

Series: Gunter leads 10-9

Last year: Gunter won by forfeit

Last week: Whitewright beat Bells 48-8; Gunter lost to S&S 28-14

Players to watch: Gunter: RB/DB Garrett Hunter, WR/DB Rhett Taylor; Whitewright: QB Jefferson Ballard, WR Austin Powell

Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched berths. Whitewright is no worse than a No. 4 and could jump up to No. 3 with a win. If S&S beats Leonard, Whitewright would need a win margin of 11 or more against Gunter to move up to No. 3. Gunter can take No. 2 with a win and an S&S win, but a win and an S&S loss of 3 or more points would relegate Gunter to No. 3.

S&S at Leonard

What: District 7-2A (II)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Radio: www.kfyn1420.com

Records: S&S 9-0, 4-0; Leonard 7-2, 3-1

Series: Tied 5-5

Last year: Leonard won 36-26

Last week: S&S beat Gunter 28-14; Leonard beat Tom Bean 52-19

Players to watch: S&S: RB/LB Willie Winborne, WR/DB Trenton Nolan; Leonard: RB Solomon Titus, QB/DB Justin Bennett

Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched berths. S&S can clinch the No. 1 seed with a win or a 10-point or narrower loss to Leonard. Leonard could bump the Rams to No. 2 and take the top seed with a win of 11 or more, but could still be No. 2 with a loss as long as Gunter loses by 3 or more points. Otherwise Leonard would drop to No. 3.

Tom Bean at Bells

What: District 7-2A (II)

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Tom Bean 3-6, 0-4; Bells 1-8, 0-4

Series: Tom Bean leads 24-22-2

Last year: Tom Bean won 56-0

Last week: Tom Bean lost to Leonard 52-19; Bells lost to Whitewright 48-8

Players to watch: Tom Bean: QB Hunter Book, RB Devyn Jackson; Bells: QB Noah Straw, WR/DB Chris Hall

Playoff outlook: Both teams have been eliminated from playoff consideration.

Valley View at Collinsville

What: District 7-A (I)

Where: W.L. Stephenson Athletic Complex

Records: Valley View 4-5, 3-1; Collinsville 6-3, 3-1

Series: Valley View leads 24-7-1

Last year: Valley View won 28-15

Last week: Valley View beat Trenton 42-6; Collinsville lost to Lindsay 20-13

Players to watch: Valley View: RB/DB Landon Boaz, QB/DB Ethan McCollum; Collinsville: RB/DB John Lewis, QB/DB Connor Daley

Playoff outlook: Both teams have clinched berths, so this game is a battle for playoff seeding. The winner will earn the No. 2 seed and will draw Simms Bowie, Celeste or Wolfe City in the opening round. The loser will settle for No. 3 and will face either Boles or Simms Bowie.

Lindsay at Blue Ridge

What: District 7-A (I)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Lindsay 4-5, 4-0; Blue Ridge 2-7, 1-3

Series: Lindsay leads 6-2

Last year: Lindsay won 63-0

Last week: Lindsay beat Collinsville 20-13; Blue Ridge lost to Chico 64-32

Players to watch: Lindsay: RB/LB Elijah Walker, QB John Haverkamp; Blue Ridge: QB Ty Agan, WR Brevin Wiggins

Playoff outlook: Blue Ridge has been eliminated from playoff consideration. Lindsay has clinched the No. 1 seed and a bi-district bye by virtue of having beaten both Collinsville and Valley View.

Chico at Trenton

What: District 7-A (I)

Where: Tiger Stadium

Records: Chico 5-4, 1-3; Trenton 0-9, 0-4

Series: Chico leads 1-0

Last year: Chico won 40-0

Last week: Chico beat Blue Ridge 64-32; Trenton lost to Valley View 42-6

Players to watch: Chico: WR Dustin Hardy, RB Darren Riggs; Trenton: WR Kyle Wylie, QB Kever Wylie

Playoff outlook: Both teams have been eliminated from playoff consideration.

Honey Grove at Boles

What: District 8-A (I)

Where: Kevin Kiper Memorial Stadium

Records: Honey Grove 2-7, 0-3; Boles 8-1, 2-1

Series: Honey Grove leads 3-0

Last year: Honey Grove won 52-18

Last week: Honey Grove lost to Simms Bowie 60-34; Boles beat Wolfe City 29-25

Players to watch: Honey Grove: QB/DB Jeremy Patt, RB Ross McElroy; Boles: RB/DB Devan Harris, RB/DB Ross Bostick

Playoff outlook: Honey Grove has been eliminated from playoff consideration. Boles can take the No. 1 seed and bi-district bye with a win and a Celeste loss to Simms Bowie, but any other outcome locks the Hornets in at No. 2 against the Collinsville-Valley View loser.

Irving Universal at Savoy

What: District 12-6M (I)

Where: Cardinal Stadium

Records: Universal 2-5, 0-1; Savoy 5-3, 1-0

Series: Savoy leads 1-0

Last year: Savoy won 55-6

Last week: Universal beat Arlington Newman 49-24; Savoy beat Saint Jo 42-12

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

Playoff outlook: Savoy can clinch the No. 1 seed for a second consecutive year with either a win or a loss of 15 or fewer points. A loss would cause a 3-way tie for the district title, but Universal would need a win of 38 or more points to bump the Cardinals out of the playoffs. A Savoy loss of between 16 and 37 points would make Saint Jo the top seed and Savoy the No. 2.

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