Southlake Carroll vs. Euless Trinity / AT&T Stadium, 4 p.m. Friday: The more he watches tape on Euless Trinity (10-2), the more Southlake Carroll coach Hal Wasson doesn’t like seeing. Trinity does what it always has under long-time coach Steve Lineweaver: dominate both lines of scrimmage and rush the ball with great effectiveness. “They are just a hard-nosed football team. They lean on you and like to play a very physical brand of football, and they are extremely well-coached,” Wasson said. Apart from the great traditions between the two programs, what makes this game fascinating is the contrast in styles. The spread attack from Carroll (11-1) –relying on QB Ryan Agnew, WR Luke Timian and RB A.J. Ezzard – is fast-paced and wide open. Behind a giant offensive line, including Texas pledge Patrick Vahe (6-3, 290), Trinity has two running backs with over 1,000 yards: senior Isaac Ellsworth and sophomore Ja’Ron Wilson. Southlake Carroll 28, Euless Trinity 17
Skyline vs. Spring Westfield Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex, 2:30 p.m. Saturday: Quarterback Sederian Copeland – who, according to Skyline coach Reginald Samples, might have a stronger arm than last year's starter DeVante Kincade (now at Ole Miss) – has passed for 2,256 yards and 32 scores, with only one interception. “To me, he’s one of the most underrated players in the area." Samples said after a stellar performance against Sachse in the area round. "And they are some great quarterbacks – I just think he’s up there with them.” Copeland said that Skyline (11-1) is “underestimated right now,” overlooked in the 5A Division I bracket for teams such as Allen and DeSoto. A win over Spring Westfield (12-0) –a rematch of last season’s 38-33 win by Skyline in regional round – would likely put them up against Allen in the Region II final. Skyline 35, Spring Westfield 31
Highland Park vs. Mansfield Legacy / AT&T Stadium, 12:30 p.m. Friday: Highland Park (11-1) hasn’t advanced past the third round since 2007, when it lost to Lake Travis in the 4A Division II final. Losing QB Terrance Ivery to an ankle fracture will be tough for Legacy (10-2). The return of senior RB Kijana Amous (1,876 yards, 27 TDs) from an ankle injury would be a big help. Highland Park 38, Mansfield Legacy 35
Mesquite Poteet vs. Whitehouse / Allen Eagle Stadium, 1 p.m. Friday: The defense for Poteet (11-1) has allowed only one team to complete 60 percent of its passes – its lone loss to Highland Park. Son of former MLB pitcher Pat Mahomes, senior QB and Texas Tech pledge Patrick Mahomes is the offensive engine for Whitehouse (12-0), passing for 4,004 yards with 45 TDs this season. Mesquite Poteet 42, Whitehouse 31
Argyle vs. Gilmer / Kincaide Stadium, 6 p.m. Friday: Ian Sadler, the do-everything star for Argyle (12-0), has 73 rushing attempts and 27 catches – and has scored on a quarter of those plays (25 TDs). Gilmer (11-1) has faced Argyle in three straight playoff runs, with Argyle taking the first two, and Gilmer winning last year, 42-21, en route to the 3A Division II final. Gilmer 45, Argyle 41
Arlington Martin vs. DeSoto / Midlothian’s MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Friday: Starting a slew of sophomores and even a freshman, Martin (10-2) stumbled in its Zero Week loss to DeSoto, 46-7. But it has grown up since, averaging 41.9 points in its last 11 games. Senior WR and Oklahoma State pledge Chris Lacy has 58 catches for 1,111 yards and 16 TDs for Desoto (12-0). DeSoto 52, Arlington Martin 24
Frisco vs. Ennis / AT&T Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Friday: There’ll be no surprises here, with Frisco (9-3) and Ennis (12-0) both running the same deceptive Slot-T offense. Frisco beat Lincoln last week but lost leading rusher Max Steitle to a broken leg. Either Terence Williams or Nicholas Gabriel has rushed for over 100 yards in Ennis’ last 10 games. Ennis 49, Frisco 21
South Oak Cliff vs. Wylie / Allen Eagle Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Friday: S.O.C. (11-1) blew the doors off of Frisco Centennial last week, scoring on every drive except two: heading into halftime and at game’s end. Senior QB/WR/DB Kameron Kelly had a breakout game for Wylie (8-4) against Mansfield Summit, with four touchdowns, an interception and fumble recovery. South Oak Cliff 34, Wylie 20
Denton Ryan vs. Keller Fossil Ridge / UNT’s Apogee Stadium, 1 p.m. Saturday: The last and only time Fossil Ridge (9-3) was three rounds deep in the playoffs – 2001 – it beat three-time defending 5A champ Midland Lee, 45-35. Ryan (9-2) overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Waco Midway last week, with senior RB Tyrone Williams rushing for 159 yards and two scores. Keller Fossil Ridge 31, Denton Ryan 28
Allen vs. The Woodlands / Waco’s Floyd Casey Stadium, 2 p.m. Saturday: Including its one-play drive against Mesquite Horn last week, Allen (12-0) has scored TDs on its first offensive possession in seven straight games, averaging 3.29 plays per drive. Junior RB Patrick Carr, who holds TCU and Texas Tech offers, leads The Woodlands (10-2) with 1,201 rushing yards and 14 scores. Allen 56, The Woodlands 17
Michael Ainsworth - Staff Photographer Cedar Hill vs. Abilene Cooper / Tarleton State’s Memorial Stadium, 2 p.m. Saturday: Against opponents with winning records, junior WR DaMarkus Lodge has 32 catches for 724 yards (22.6 yards per catch) and 11 TDs for Cedar Hill (10-2). Cooper (8-4) is led by senior QB Lorenzo Joe, pledged to Texas as a WR. Joe as passed for 1,751 yards and 12 TDs, while rushing for 1,558 yards and 22 scores. Cedar Hill 42, Abilene Cooper 24
Plano Prestonwood vs. Trinity Christian-Addison / Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium, 1 p.m. Saturday: All four teams still alive in the TAPPS Division I playoffs are from the same district. Prestonwood (11-1) beat TCA (9-3), 44-33, on Oct. 18, rushing for 320 yards. TCA is the only area team with a 30-TD passer, junior Christian Hutzler, and a 30-score rusher, junior Nahshon Ellerbe. Prestonwood 45, TCA 38
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