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Texas High School Football Preview: Week 3

September 12, 2018 - 10:42 am
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Texas High School Football Preview: Week 3

HIGHLAND PARK (2-0) at FRISCO LONE STAR (2-0) Thursday

Highland Park faces another club that has state title aspirations. Scots have defeated Rockwall and Mesquite Horn so far. HP Sr. WR Finn Corwin had career game last week, catching nine passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns. HP QB Chandler Morris has racked up nearly 800 yards of offense in his first two starts. Highland Park is ranked #2 in the AP 5A state poll.

Frisco Lone Star is also off to a hot start, scoring 46.5 points per game while allowing a total of eight points so far this season in blowout wins over Richland and Denton. Lone Star is in only its 8th year of existence, while Highland Park is one of the oldest programs in the state. This is the first year in a home-and-home matchup between Scots and Rangers. Frisco Lone Star is ranked #4 in the AP 5A poll.

EULESS TRINITY (2-0) at COLLEYVILLE HERITAGE (1-1) Thursday

Trinity edged Sachse 20-14 in Cotton Bowl last week after whipping Hewitt Midway in opener. Malcolm Washington scored two touchdowns in rain-soaked win over Sachse. Trinity is now ranked #12 in the state in AP 6A poll.

Colleyville Heritage looks to bounce back from 42-17 loss to 2-0 Southlake Carroll. Heritage WR Kam Brown (Texas A&M commit) had nine catches for 127 yards vs. Carroll.

COPPELL (2-0) vs. ALLEN (2-0)

Coppell has beaten 0-2 Sachse, 0-2 Hurst L.D. Bell to start the year. Coppell defense returned two interceptions for touchdowns last week. Cowboys' Ryan Hirt ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns last week.

Allen will play rare non-district road game this week. Allen beat East Salt Lake City, Utah last week, 52-20. Eagles have outscored their first two opponents by a combined 92-20. Allen QB Grant Tisdale had three touchdown passes last week, including two to standout WR Theo Wease. Allen RB Andrew Henry missed last week's game with knee injury, was replaced by Celdon Manning, who ran for 103 yards. Eagles remain at #1 in AP 6A poll.

ODESSA PERMIAN (1-1) at SOUTHLAKE CARROLL (2-0)

Two of Texas' greatest high school programs square off. Permian beat El Paso Franklin last week after losing to DeSoto in opener, 38-28.

Carroll is undefeated under 29-year-old head coach Riley Dodge. Dragons posted early wins over South Grand Prairie and Colleyville Heritage. Carroll QB Will Bowers ran for 90 yards, threw for 169 last week vs. Colleyville Heritage. Carroll RB TJ McDaniel scored two touchdowns last week. Dragons are ranked #8 in AP 6A poll.

FLOWER MOUND MARCUS (1-1) at WAXAHACHIE (1-1)

Marcus beat McKinney Boyd last week for first victory of season. Outstanding Marcus RB Justin Dinka has been held to 37 yards rushing through two games, but did score three touchdowns last week.

Waxahachie lost to Mesquite Poteet last week, 48-7. Jaden Watson ran for 67 yards last week for Indians, while JJ Overton had a touchdown. Waxahachie QB DJ Hollywood threw three interceptions in loss to Poteet. Waxahachie head coach Todd Alexander says his team needs to "correct little things" going into Marcus game.

DECATUR (1-1) at MIDLOTHIAN HERITAGE (2-0)

Decatur got its first win last week, beating Alvarado in a seesaw game, 48-41.

Midlothian Heritage jumped into the 4A state top ten (at #7) after beating Kennedale last week, 35-7. Heritage avenged playoff losses to Kennedale in 2016 and 2017. Heritage defense has allowed only 13 points through two games.

NORTH CROWLEY (1-1) vs. DENTON GUYER (0-2)

North Crowley has momentum after beating Weatherford, 35-28.

Guyer has opened with 40-0 loss to Aledo, 28-0 loss to Cedar Hill. Guyer has been shut out in consecutive games for the first time in school history. Denton Guyer is one of the winningest programs in North Texas over the last decade, with a record of 110-31 since the start of the 2008 season.

KELLER (2-0) at GRAND PRAIRIE (1-1)

Keller is off to hot start, with early wins over 5A Abilene Cooper and Richardson Berkner.

Grand Prairie comes off tough 7-0 loss to Mesquite High. Gophers beat Lewisville in opener, 24-21. Grand Prairie opens district play at Cedar Hill next week.

KELLER FOSSIL RIDGE (1-1) vs. HEBRON (2-0)

Fossil Ridge comes off heartbreaking overtime loss to Denton Ryan, 26-19. Fossil Ridge held Ryan without an offensive touchdown in regulation last week.

Hebron Hawks off to roaring start, beat Arlington Martin last week, 63-24. Hebron ran for 309 yards vs. Arlington Martin. Hebron RB Trejan Bridges ran for 106 yards and scored three touchdowns last week.

HASLET EATON (2-0) vs. GARLAND NAAMAN FOREST (0-2)

Eaton hopes to continue strong start after beating Fort Worth Brewer and South Grand Prairie. Eaton Sr. RB Dawson Pell ran for 150 yards and a TD last week vs. SGP.

Naaman Forest looking for breakthrough this week, after early losses to 2-0 Prosper, 2-0 Arlington Lamar.

FLOWER MOUND HIGH (1-1) at PROSPER (2-0)

Flower Mound beat Plano West last week, 45-21. FM RB Pierce Hudgins had 35 carries for 143 yards and 2 TD.

Powerful Prosper has big early wins over Garland Naaman Forest and Keller Timber Creek, beating those two opponents by a combined 104-28. Prosper QB Keegan Shoemaker threw for three touchdowns last week. Prosper RB Wayne Anderson ran for 157 yards and scored four touchdowns.

CEDAR HILL (2-0) at MESQUITE HORN (0-2)

Cedar Hill Longhorns have opened with wins over Tyler John Tyler and Denton Guyer. Cedar Hill opens district play at home vs. Grand Prairie next week.

A brutal non-district schedule continues for Mesquite Horn...their two losses are to 2-0 Allen, 2-0 Highland Park.

DeSOTO (2-0) at DALLAS BISHOP DUNNE (1-1)

DeSoto has early wins over Odessa Permian and Dallas Jesuit. Eagles beat Jesuit 20-10 last week in game shortened by bad weather. DeSoto QB Shun'Darion Ward threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 42 yards in just under a half of play last week. DeSoto opens district play at home vs. Waxahachie next week.

Bishop Dunne will face their first Texas opponent of the season. Falcons have defeated Evangel Christian Academy of Louisiana, lost last week to Shreveport Byrd.

MANSFIELD (0-2) vs. MANSFIELD LEGACY (1-1)

Mansfield Tigers look to break into win column against 5A neighbor Legacy. Mansfield has early losses to Broken Arrow, OK and Arlington Bowie. Mansfield opens district play at new 6A Mansfield Summit next week.

Legacy is pushing on after losing two-way star Jalen Catalon for the season with injury. Legacy beat North Crowley 39-7 last week.

SOUTH GRAND PRAIRIE (0-2) at LANCASTER (0-1)

Two successful programs still looking for their first win of the season. South Grand Prairie has early losses to 2-0 Southlake Carroll, 2-0 Haslet Eaton. SGP opens district play vs. new 6A Mansfield Lake Ridge next week.

5A Lancaster got an unexpected week off when their game at West Mesquite was canceled by bad weather. Tigers lost to Duncanville in opener, 34-0. Lancaster opens district play at Mansfield Legacy next week.

DUNCANVILLE (1-0) vs. EVANGEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, LA (0-2) Saturday

Duncanville's game with Ennis was washed out last week...Panthers still moved up a notch to #7 in AP 6A state poll. After facing Evangel this week, Duncanville has a bye next week. Duncanville opens district play vs. Richardson Berkner on 9/28.

Evangel is looking for first win - they fell to Dallas Bishop Dunne in season opener, 23-14.

RICHARDSON HIGH (1-1) vs. GARLAND HIGH (0-2)

Richardson beat Dallas Samuell last week, 28-14.

Garland Owls have early losses to Irving MacArthur, Royse City.

PLANO (1-1) at ROWLETT (1-0)

Plano comes off wild 72-48 win over El Paso Eastwood. Wildcats scored 72 points despite running astoundingly-low total of 25 offensive plays. Plano had nine scoring drives of three plays or less last week.

Rowlett's game with Rockwall last week was canceled due to bad weather.

PLANO EAST (2-0) at SACHSE (0-2)

Plano East is undefeated after early wins over Hurst L.D. Bell and Lake Highlands. PESH has outscored first two opponents by combined score of 78-14.

Hard-luck Sachse is still looking for first win of year. Sachse losses are to 2-0 Coppell, 2-0 Euless Trinity. Sachse hosts Wylie in district opener next week.

ALEDO (2-0) at BURLESON CENTENNIAL (2-0)

This is the district opener in 5-5A Division Two. Aledo has outscored Denton Guyer and Bentonville, AR by combined 91-14 in first two games. #1-ranked Aledo has not lost a district game since 2007.

Centennial brings in powerful offense, as they have scored 40 points per game in early wins over Corsicana and Denison.

BURLESON (2-0) at WACO UNIVERSITY (1-1)

Burleson Elks are 2-0 after 44-22 win over Denton Braswell.

Waco University last week snapped the state's longest active losing streak - 47 games - with a 37-0 win over Austin Travis.

FORT WORTH NORTH SIDE (0-2) at FORT WORTH DIAMOND HILL-JARVIS (2-0)

After snapping 77-game losing streak in opener, Diamond Hill-Jarvis has chance to open the season 3-0.

DALLAS SOUTH OAK CLIFF (1-0) vs. WILMER-HUTCHINS (2-0)

South Oak Cliff's game with Duncanville was canceled last week. SOC opens district play at 2-0 Red Oak next week.

Wilmer-Hutchins has outscored Dallas Lincoln and Dallas Spruce by combined 86-14.

FRISCO REEDY (2-0) at LAKE DALLAS (2-0)

District opener in 7-5A Division Two. Reedy already has wins over 6A Plano West and The Colony.

Lake Dallas has early wins over Denton and Frisco Centennial. Lake Dallas QB Ryan Depperschmidt threw for 251 yards and four touchdowns, ran for 90 yards last week.

SPRINGTOWN (2-0) vs. GLEN ROSE (2-0)

Springtown Porcupines have outscored Fort Worth Arlington Heights and Sanger by a combined 99-6.

Glen Rose comes in averaging 47 points per game...could be a lot of scoring in this one.