Most significant high school football games across DFW involve 6A teams, as many schools fight for first place in their respective districts. Here are some of the notable matchups in Week 5.
North Forney (4-0) at Mesquite Horn (3-1), 7 p.m., Hanby Stadium
Two of the top teams in District 10-6A open district play against each other on Friday night in Mesquite. Horn won this matchup last year and has dominated in its three wins but struggled offensively against Tyler. Meanwhile, North Forney has scored at least 34 points in each game and held three opponents to just 14 en route to a 4-0 start.
Flower Mound (2-1) at Lewisville (2-1), 7 p.m.
Another rivalry kicks off district play in District 6-6A. Flower Mound’s offense struggled against McKinney two weeks ago, and the Jaguars will look to get their passing game, which led them to a 2-0 start, back on track following the bye week. Lewisville also comes off a bye that followed a highly competitive loss to Highland Park and a 36-0 thrashing of Mesquite.
Rockwall (3-1) at Rockwall-Heath (3-1), 7 p.m.
Crosstown rivals meet in a district-opening affair. Both Rockwall and Heath will factor into the 10-6A race. Rockwall enters the week ranked No.23 in the state 6A rankings, only losing to Jesuit in a miraculous and historic comeback. New Heath head coach Rodney Webb has the Hawks off to a 3-1 start as well, winning three consecutive games after a season-opening loss to Denton Guyer.
Richardson Berkner (2-2, 2-0 District 7-6A) at Lake Highlands (3-1, 2-0), 7 p.m., Wildcat-Ram Stadium
Berkner and Lake Highlands battle for sole possession of first place in District 7-6A after starting district play with two wins. Berkner has recovered from a 0-2 start with back-to-back wins over Richardson and Richardson Pearce, while Lake Highlands has won two in a row after a 20-point loss to Flower Mound. Lake Highlands has a fast-paced attack behind quarterback Tripp Holley and 6A leading rusher Deonte Dean, so Berkner will hope it can dictate a slower pace to remain competitive.
DeSoto (3-0, 1-0 District 11-6A) at Waxahachie (4-0, 1-0), 7 p.m.
DeSoto and Waxahachie are two of the four remaining undefeated teams in District 11-6A as the district enters the second week of district play. DeSoto currently ranks third in the state and has beaten all three of its previous opponents handily. Waxahachie started its season with a couple of narrow victories but has now outscored its opponents 80-31 over the last two weeks.
**All games on Friday unless otherwise specified.