Waxahachie at Mansfield Lake Ridge

What: District 7-6A

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Newsom Stadium

Records: Waxahachie 1-4, 0-2; Lake Ridge 2-3, 0-2

Broadcast: KBEC 1390 AM / 99.1 FM

Last week: Both teams were idle

Last year: Lake Ridge won 35-21

Players to watch: Waxahachie: WR Brandon Hawkins Jr., QB Campbell Sullivan; Lake Ridge: QB Adrian Hawkins, WR Tameron Derrough

Update: All of District 7-6A took the week off as the season reached its midpoint … Waxahachie’s Hawkins icreased his season total to more than 700 receiving yards and 11 total TDs in the last game at Cedar Hill on Sept. 27 … Friday is Lake Ridge’s homecoming.

Everman at Midlothian

What: District 5-5A (II)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: MISD Multipurpose Stadium

Records: Everman 1-4, 1-2; Midlothian 4-2, 2-2

Broadcast: misd,gs/domain/522

Last week: Everman was idle; Midlothian lost to Aledo 34-28 (OT)

Last year: Midlothian won 27-6

Players to watch: Everman: QB Juan Davis, LB Diego Cortez; Midlothian: RB Ethan Hill, QB Tate Corbin

Update: Friday is Midlothian’s homecoming … The Panthers suffered their second walk-off loss in a row as defending 5A Division II state champion and No. 1-ranked Aledo capitalized on 2 costly Panther turnovers late … Everman didn’t fare as well against Aledo in its last game on Sept. 27, being held to 240 total yards, many of which came with the game no longer in doubt.

Red Oak at Dallas Kimball

What: District 6-5A (II)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Jones Field

Records: Red Oak 4-1, 2-0; Kimball 5-0, 2-0

Last week: Red Oak beat Dallas Jefferson 77-0; Kimball beat Dallas Spruce 59-7

Last year: Red Oak won 26-12

Players to watch: Red Oak: QB Joshua Ervin, RB Zach Sanders; Kimball: WR Jeremiah Ross, QB Keith Hargrave

Update: The powerful Hawks offense hit 77 points for the second time this season and is averaging 55.4 points per game … Ervin is just 32 yards from surpassing the 1,000-yard passing mark for the year … Kimball scored 5 second-quarter TDs to begin the rout of Spruce after 2 lightning delays.

Ennis at Sulphur Springs

What: District 8-5A (II)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Gerald Prim Stadium

Records: Ennis 5-1, 4-0; Sulphur Springs 1-4, 1-2

Broadcast: KRVF 106.9 FM; KSST 1220 AM

Last week: Ennis beat Royse City 38-21; Sulphur Springs beat Forney 32-13

Last year: Sulphur Springs won 45-28

Players to watch: Ennis: QB Collin Drake, WR Laylon Spencer; Sulphur Springs: RB Da’Korian Sims, QB Kaden Wallace

Update: Ennis won its 600th game as a football program Friday night … Drake passed for 160 yards and ran for 137 more in the win over Royse City … Sulphur Springs had 4 takeaways in the first half alone to secure its first “W” of the season at Forney.

Quinlan Ford at Mid. Heritage

What: District 9-4A (I)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: MISD Multipurpose Stadium

Records: Quinlan Ford 4-1, 0-0; Heritage 2-3, 0-0

Broadcast: misd,gs/domain/524

Last week: Both teams were idle

Last year: Heritage won 40-14

Players to watch: Quinlan Ford: QB Eli Chambers, WR/DB Colt Cooper; Heritage: QB Cade Sumbler, WR Jay Wilkerson

Update: Fans of both MISD football teams are being treated to a rare Thursday-Friday home doubleheader … Wilkerson continues to be Sumbler’s go-to receiver, with 24 catches for 537 yards and 7 TDs on the year … Quinlan Ford has won 4 in a row after losing its opener.

Athens at Life Waxahachie

What: District 9-4A (I)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Mustang Stadium

Records: Athens 4-1, 0-0; Life 4-1, 0-0

Last week: Both teams were idle

Last year: Athens won 62-24

Players to watch: Athens: WR Jerquindon Taylor, QB Chase Friederich; Life: QB Gage Mayfield, RB Sir Michael Veasley

Update: Veasley had another outstanding game 2 weeks ago against Farmersville, running for 193 yards and 4 TDs on only 11 carries … The Mustangs are a win away from hitting 5 victories for their third-straight season … Athens trailed by 14 points in the second quarter against Bullard before rallying for the home win before the bye week.

Ferris at Godley

What: District 4-4A (II)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Godley Field

Records: Ferris 1-5, 0-0; Godley 5-1, 0-0

Broadcast: KLVQ 1410 AM / 94.5 FM

Last week: Ferris lost to Caddo Mills 36-15; Godley beat Canton 67-40

Last year: Ferris won 30-22

Players to watch: Ferris: QB Nate Aguinaga, RB Jeremiah Harrison; Godley: QB Ethan McBrayer, RB Kolby Bartlett

Update: The turnover bug continues to plague the Yellowjackets, with 5 turnovers against Caddo Mills … Harrison posted his third triple-digit rushing night and has 512 yards on the year … Godley is the only 4-4A (II) team entering district play with a winning record.

Whitney at Maypearl

What: District 9-3A (I)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: W.G. Roesler Stadium

Records: Whitney 4-1, 1-0; Maypearl 3-3, 1-1

Last week: Whitney was idle; Maypearl lost to McGregor 20-17

Last year: Whitney won 46-18

Players to watch: Whitney: RB Juan Saucedo, WR Kolby Tanner; Maypearl: RB/DE Grant Hamby, WR/DB Lex Lewis

Update: The Panthers lost to McGregor on a 37-yard field goal as time expired despite using 2 timeouts to ice the kicker … Maypearl allowed no offensive TDs and rallied in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17-all … Whitney rolled past McGregor 50-18 in its last outing.

Palmer at Mildred

What: District 7-3A (II)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Eagle Stadium

Records: Palmer 5-0, 2-0; Mildred 5-0, 2-0

Last week: Palmer beat Buffalo 37-19; Mildred beat Gateway Charter 58-27

Last year: Palmer won 39-6

Players to watch: Palmer: QB Adrian Cisneros, RB Dylan Tyree; Mildred: RB Bishop Harris, QB Creed Baker

Update: The Bulldogs are 5-0 for the first time since 2006 … Palmer did most of its damage on the ground against Buffalo, with Tyree rushing for 135 yards and 2 TDs and Cisneros keeping for 92 yards and 3 scores … Harris has already topped the 1,000-yard barrier for unbeaten Mildred.

Bruceville-Eddy at Italy

What: District 8-2A (I)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Gladiator Coliseum

Records: Bruceville-Eddy 4-2, 2-0; Italy 4-2, 2-0

Last week: Bruceville-Eddy beat Itasca 49-6; Italy beat Bosqueville 44-43 (OT)

Last year: Italy won 31-27

Players to watch: Bruceville-Eddy: RB Nathan Quattlebaum, WR/DB T.J. Jarmon; Italy: QB Jayden Saxon, WR Cahl Horn

Update: Italy pulled out a thriller after LB Michael Gonzalez blocked a Bosqueville PAT in overtime, Horn caught a 3-yard TD to tie the game and Jesus Luna kicked the game-winning extra point … The Gladiators are on a 4-game win streak after opening the year 0-2… Quattlebaum, who scored 4 TDs against Itasca, already has amassed 1,324 yards and 15 TDs on the year.

Calvert at Milford

What: Non-district

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Horton Field

Records: Calvert 3-2; Milford 4-2

Last week: Calvert lost to Coolidge 34-31; Milford lost to White Deer 64-42

Last year: Milford won 54-28

Players to watch: Calvert: TE/DE Tre’Quinton Green, SB/DE Danielshijon Hurst; Milford: QB Ricky Pendleton, WR Ka’charo Cook

Update: Milford is coming off losses to 2 straight state-ranked opponents … The Bulldogs hold at No. 5 in the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football rankings in spite of last week’s loss … Calvert is ranked No. 6 in the DCTF 1A Division II statewide poll.

Avalon at Apple Springs

What: Non-district

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Nelson Davis Stadium

Records: Avalon 6-0; Apple Springs 4-2

Last week: Avalon beat Trinidad 52-42; Apple Springs beat Fort Worth THESA 22-6

Last year: Did not play

Players to watch: Avalon: QB/DB Miguel Padron, RB/LB Rhett Newton; Apple Springs: RB/DE Ethan Hollis, RB/LB Drayden Tullos

Update: Apple Springs replaces district mate Oakwood on Avalon’s schedule … Padron had a modest outing by his previous standards, passing for 157 yards and 4 TDs while rushing for 177 yards and 2 TDs against Trinidad … Apple Springs has won 4 straight after dropping its first 2 games.