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​Midlothian Heritage Jaguars at Decatur Eagles

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A defensive Decatur team takes on a Heritage team that has scored 89 points through the first two weeks of the season. The Eagle offense features quarterback-receiver duo of Wilson Hicks and Beau Bedford. Last week against Alvarado they connected seven times for 126 yards and two touchdowns.

Heritage has one of the best quarterback duos in the state with Landon Ledbetter and Cade Sumbler. The combined for 266 yards and four touchdowns in a week 2 win over Fort Worth Benbrook. Can Decatur’s defense slow down the Heritage passing game?

Last meeting (2016): Midlothian Heritage 52, Decatur 50

​Ennis Lions at Waxahachie Indians

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Both teams have shown that they can “Play with the Big Boys”. Ennis fell just short to Tyler John Tyler last week after taking the game to the final minute. Standout running back Tycen Thompson ran for 214 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns in the 27-23 loss.

Waxahachie gave Highland Park a run for their money last week but just like the Lions, they fell short. Senior quarterback Bryse Salik threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns against Highland Park but the defense just couldn’t hold them. Which defense will step up this week?

Last Meeting (2016): Waxahachie 50, Ennis 20

​Rockwall Yellowjackets at Southlake Carroll Dragons

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Southlake Carroll is coming off of an upset at the hands of Arlington Martin and Rockwall upset Highland Park in Week 1. Carroll’s defense was worn out by a strong and quick Martin offense, and they will be facing an offense much like that. Rockwall’s win over Highland Park did not come easy. A total of 82 points were scored in the second half. If Carroll can’t bounce back quick enough, Rockwall could pull off yet another upset.

Last Meeting (2016): Southlake Carroll 30, Rockwall 23

​Argyle Eagles at Celina Bobcats

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State contender Argyle travels north to take on a historic Celina team that is no stranger to deep playoff runs. Celina, coming off of an upset loss to Argyle Liberty Christian, is hungry for a win. Especially if it can come against a power team like Argyle. Quarterback Noah Ross will be looking for receivers Major Martin and Ryan Nebeker downfield against a tough Argyle secondary.

Argyle is coming off a 70-0 drumming of La Grange. Senior quarterback Jon Copeland passed for 287 yards and five touchdowns. This is a game that Copeland and the Eagles are looking forward to. If the offense comes out firing, it could be a long game for the Bobcats.

Last Meeting (2016): Argyle 43, Celina 14

​Mansfield Legacy Broncos at Aledo Bearcats

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Defending champion Aledo meets up with another 2016 quarterfinalist in Mansfield Legacy. The Broncos have a strong defense that came up big in a 10-7 shootout against Crowley. That could be the difference maker against a young Bearcat offense. Aledo is still without their star running back Jase McClellan. Tre Owens has been running the ball for Aledo but the big question is, will the Legacy defense be too quick and dominant?

Last Meeting (2016): Aledo 59, Mansfield Legacy 41

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