There are just two weeks left in the high school football regular season. Here are some of the most significant games around DFW this weekend:
Frisco (6-2, 5-1 District 6-5A Division I) at Frisco Lone Star (7-1, 6-0), 7 p.m., Ford Center at the Star
Frisco’s loss to Frisco Reedy last week dropped the Raccoons to third place in the district. Lone Star leads with an unblemished district record, holds the tiebreaker over Reedy, and could clinch the district with a win and a Reedy loss to Frisco Heritage.
Sachse (6-2, 6-0 District 9-6A) at Wylie (6-2, 5-1), 7 p.m., Wylie ISD Stadium
Just one game separates Sachse from Wylie and Wylie East. Sachse lost two early games to fellow first-place teams and has recovered to win six in a row, while Wylie continues to recover from a 66-10 setback against Wylie East a couple of weeks ago.
McKinney (7-1, 4-1 District 5-6A) at Denton Guyer (6-2, 4-1), 7 p.m., Denton’s C.H. Collins Athletic Complex
McKinney and Denton Guyer enter the week as part of a three-way tie for second place, which also includes Allen. The three schools and Prosper have separated themselves from the rest of the district, but the finishing order still needs to be determined. A McKinney win could set up a winner-take-all matchup against Prosper next week.
Allen (5-3, 4-1 District 5-6A) at Prosper (7-1, 5-0), 7 p.m., Prosper’s Children’s Health Stadium
As mentioned above, the running in this district is intensely close. Allen had a slow start to the season but came on string and put itself in a good spot with a recent win over McKinney. On the other hand, Prosper has yet to lose a district game and has won five straight since a six-point loss to Rockwall.
Southlake Carroll (8-0, 5-0 District 4-6A) at Trophy Club Byron Nelson (8-0, 5-0), 7 p.m., Northwest ISD Stadium
Another first-place battle in 6A. Carroll and Nelson have been on a collision course all season after easily taking care of Keller and Keller Timber Creek. Quarterbacks Tom Von Grote (Nelson) and Graham Knowles (Carroll) are among the best the area has to offer, and the defenses have combined to keep 12 opponents under 20 points. Which side will blink first?
Argyle Liberty Christian (8-0, 3-0 TAPPS 1-II) at Fort Worth All Saints (6-1, 2-0), 7 p.m., Fort Worth All Saints
First place in TAPPS 1-II is on the line as No.4 Argyle Liberty Christian visits Fort Worth All Saints. Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has Liberty Christian rolling through its first eight games, winning every game by at least 29 points and even scoring 85 in one outing. All Saints is on a similar tear, having only lost to Anna, ranked No.3 in the state in 4A. Who will prove to be the better team?
North Forney (7-1, 3-1 District 10-6A) at Tyler Legacy (3-5, 3-1), 7 p.m., Rose Stadium
These two teams are also part of a late-season tie in the standings as they and Rockwall-Heath enter the week with 3-1 district records. North Forney was cruising toward first place until a crushing loss to Rockwall two weeks ago and responded with an easy win over Mesquite. Meanwhile, Tyler Legacy has won three of its last four games after starting the season 0-4.
Duncanville (7-0, 5-0 District 11-6A) at DeSoto (7-0, 5-0), 7 p.m., DeSoto
This game is the area’s premier matchup as the state’s No.1 team visits the No.3 team in a battle for first place. Not only are they tied in the standings, but Duncanville and DeSoto are both defending state champions. There are Division I recruits and stars on both squads, making this a can’t-miss game.
Justin Northwest (7-1, 5-1 District 3-5A Division I) at Burleson Centennial (6-2, 4-2), 7 p.m., Burleson ISD Stadium
Both teams trail Aledo, but the winner moves into second place, while the loser will have to compete with Denton Ryan for third.
Northwest has been on a roll since suffering its only loss of the season to No.1 Aledo, scoring at least 60 points three times over the last four weeks. Centennial has lost two of its last three.
McKinney North (6-2, 4-1 District 7-5A Division I) at Forney (7-1, 4-1), 7 p.m., City Bank Stadium
McKinney North and Forney look to hold off Tyler as they face off on Friday. McKinney North lost a crucial first-place matchup to Longview last week and looks to take back control of its fate, while Forney tries to keep pace with Longview into the season’s final week.
Mansfield Timberview (8-0, 6-0 District 5-5A Division I) at Richland (8-0, 6-0), 7 p.m., Birdville ISD Fine Arts / Athletics Facility
This is a battle for first place in District 5-5A Division I. Both teams enter undefeated. Richland has breezed through district play after a couple of close non-district games, while Timberview has yet to struggle this season.
Denton (4-4, 3-1 District 3-5A Division II) at Argyle (5-2, 4-0), 7 p.m., Argyle
Argyle leads the district after Frisco Emerson’s back-to-back losses, with Denton and Lake Dallas close behind. Denton has turned its season around with three consecutive wins, while Argyle is in the midst of a five-game winning streak and has worked its way to the state’s No.9 ranking.
Fort Worth Dunbar (6-2, 5-0 District 6-4A Division I) at Lake Worth (6-2, 4-1), 7 p.m., Lake Worth
These teams enter the week with the same overall record, but Dunbar and Kennedale hold a one-game lead over Lake Worth. Dunbar is another team that has made easy work of its district ahead of next week’s finale against Kennedale, while Lake Worth hopes to keep pace after losing to Kennedale earlier this season.
Tyler (6-2, 3-2 District 7-5A Division I) at Longview (7-1, 5-0), 7:30 p.m., Longview
No.2 Longview controls the district with a one-game lead, while Tyler could use a win to boost its playoff chances. The Lions sit in fourth place entering the week one game out of second but just one loss away from dropping to fifth and out of the playoffs. A Tyler win could alter the district, while a Tyler loss could give Lancaster playoff hopes at the end of a tough season.