Jake Dyer, Sr. RB, Whitesboro
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AUBREY — Pottsboro senior quarterback Zane Pritchett was a dominating force through the air and on the ground against the Aubrey Chaparrals on Friday night, racking up 276 yards and accounting for six touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 45-0 season-opening win.
ERA — Derrick Ponder threw four touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Bells opened the season with a 45-14 non-district victory against Era on Friday night.
WHITESBORO — Lauren Purdom had four kills and Phoenix West added three kills for Whitesboro but Denton Calvary defeated the Lady Bearcats, 25-14, 25-19, in the championship match of the Whitesboro Tournament on Saturday.
Compared to last season’s humbling debut, Friday night’s season-opening 48-14 loss to Frisco Lone Star at Bearcat Stadium was brimming with positives for Sherman head coach Bill Patterson and his staff to take forward.
FRISCO — From the play kicking off the season to the kneel down ending the game, the Denison Yellow Jackets had the upper hand on almost every snap against the Frisco Liberty Redhawks.
LEONARD — Tommy Heard’s touchdown catch in the closing minutes lifted the Community Braves to a 32-24 victory against the Leonard Tigers in the season-opener on Friday night.
CALLISBURG — Blake Berryman and Chase Caldwell each had a pair of rushing touchdowns as Callisburg opened the season with a 47-6 victory against S&S on Friday night.
HOWE — Jaden Matthews ran for a touchdown in each of the first three quarters as the Howe Bulldogs opened the season with a 41-14 victory against the Bonham Warriors on Friday night.
ANNA — It was a wild, high-scoring season-opener at the newly renovated Coyote Stadium on Friday night.