DISTRICT 9: Undefeated teams down to three
After two weeks of football competition, three teams remain unbeaten in the District 9-5A standings.
Whitehouse knocked off rival Chapel Hill 37-6, Hallsville held off Kilgore for a 20-10 victory and Mount Pleasant overwhelmed Paris North Lamar 45-7.
Jacksonville picked up its first win with a 47-26 win over Palestine and Lindale put a “W” in the win column with a 31-27 victory over Forney.
Nacogdoches took it on the chin with 45-7 loss to rival Lufkin; Pine Tree dropped its first in a 27-16 loss to Pittsburg; and Marshall was embarrassed by Longview 60-14.
Whitehouse will play Melissa at Wildcats stadium in Emory Thursday, Sept. 13, to start this week’s action.
Most of the remaining district teams will play Friday, Sept. 14. The schedule includes Jacksonville at Henderson and Lindale at Van. Four teams will host games. Hallsville hosts Bullard; Marshall hosts Carthage; Nacogdoches hosts Tyler Lee; and Pine Tree hosts Kilgore.
Mount Pleasant will have a bye.
All of the district schools will have a bye next week before starting loop competition. Mount Pleasant will play at Paris that week.
DISTRICT 10: Tigers, Panthers lose first football games
After two weeks of gridiron action, Harmony and Winona remain undefeated while Troup and Alba-Golden lost for the first time last week.
Harmony doubled up Elysian Fields 42-21 and Winona handled Eustace 28-14. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the Troup Tigers fell to Carlisle 35-28 for its first loss and the Alba-Golden Panthers dropped a 6-0 loss to Big Sandy for their first setback. Additionally, hapless Arp was upended by Hughes Springs 46-6 and Frankston was edged by Elkhart 19-6.
The games with Grand Saline vs. Palmer and Quitman vs. Scurry-Rosser were cancelled because of dangerous weather conditions.
All of the District 10-3A teams are slated for competition Friday, Sept. 14. Five will be on the road, including Troup at Elkhart, Alba Golden at Honey Grove, Arp at Jefferson, Frankston at Ore City and Quitman at Union Grove.
Grand Saline will host Scurry-Rosser, Harmony hosts West Rusk and Winona hosts Elysian Fields for the three home games for loop schools.
DISTRICT 7: Panthers atop standings
After a disappointing season-opening loss, Bullard rebounded with a 20-17 victory over Pine Tree in last week’s football action.
It was the only victory for District 7-4A schools, though two games were cancelled because of poor weather conditions.
Brownsboro ran into a buzz saw at Fairfield and fell 55-28, while Rusk lost a heart-breaker to Athens 35-34.
Canton vs. Mineola and Wills Point vs. Ranchview were cancelled.
Bullard will try to keep its win streak going at Hallsville Friday, Sept. 14, while Brownsboro will host Sunnyvale.
Three teams will be looking for the first win of the season. Canton hoped to find one when the Eagles host Mt. Vernon and Wills Point will seek a victory at Mabank. Rusk, winless in two starts, will be at Palestine.
DISTRICT 2: The Guard suffers first loss
Brook Hill played Plano John Paul II, picked to finish last in its district. The Cardinals played like a first place team and defeated the Guard 48-29. It was the first loss for Brook Hill in football action this season.
The Guard also was the only team in TAPPS, Division II, District 2 to lose last week. Cedar Hill Trinity Christian defeated Florida A&M (of Florida) 45-8, Dallas Christian remained unbeaten with a 33-7 win over Dallas Adams and T.K. Gorman outlasted Fort Worth Christian 54-42.
Grace Community and Redwater put 129 points on the scoreboard with Grace coming out on top 75-54.
Brook Hill will try to rebound at Huntington Friday, Sept. 14.
Also playing Friday, Sept. 14, Dallas Christian will be on the road to take on the same John Paul II team from Plano that defeated Brook Hill, while Grace Community will travel to Dallas Parish Episcopal. Also on the road, McKinney Christian will play at Fort Worth Temple.
Cedar Hill Trinity will host Fort Worth All Saints and Gorman hosts Tenaha.