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HS Football Preview Plus Cowboys Prepare for Rams


Photo by Tony Corso
It’s week five of the Texas High School Football season, with some teams beginning district play this weekend.
Paris – The Prairiland Patriots open up 6-3A Division II play on the road against the Cooper Bulldogs. The game will be carried live on KOYN 93.9. The Paris Wildcats finish up non-district play at home against Argyle on 101.9 KBUS, while the North Lamar Panthers visit the Canton Eagles on MIX 107.7. The Chisum Mustangs are at home for a district game against S&S Consolidated. Rivercrest visits Alba-Golden. Honey Grove goes to Cumby. Detroit welcomes in James Bowie and the Clarksville Tigers host Jefferson. Games kick off at 7:30 tomorrow night.
Mount Pleasant – The Mt Pleasant Tigers kick off 16-5A play at Sam Parker Field against the Hallsville Bobcats with the game carried live on KLAKE 97.7. The Pittsburg Pirates will be the featured STAR game of the week on 96.9 as they welcome in the Tatum Eagles. The Rivercrest Rebels look to remain undefeated when they visit Alba-Golden. The Paul Pewitt Brahmas take to the road to visit Ore City. The Hughes Springs Mustangs go to Garrison and the Mt Vernon Tigers are at Grand Saline. Games kick off at 7:30 tomorrow night. The Daingerfield Tigers have the week off.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs Wildcats are back at new Prim Stadium to welcome in the Pine Tree Pirates for the 16-5A opener. The game will be carried live on STAR 95.9. The Lone Oak Buffalo visit Bonham. The Cooper Bulldogs bring in the Prairiland Patriots to Bulldog Stadium. The Cumby Trojans play host to the Honey Grove Warriors. The Winnsboro Raiders are at home against Quitman. The Commerce Tigers bring Farmersville to Memorial Stadium. The Mt Vernon Tigers hit the road for Grand Saline and the Como-Pickton Eagles are at Wolfe City.  Games tomorrow night kickoff at 7:30.
The Dallas Cowboys look to build on last weeks victory when they take on the LA Rams at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys have a 2-1 record on the season, while the Rams are also 2-1. The Cowboys will be looking for carryover from a stellar defensive performance that produced six sacks. A Category Dallas Defensive End Demarcus Lawrence leads the league in.  Kick off Sunday afternoon is at noon.
The Texas Rangers were clobbered by the Houston Astros again, 12-2. Despite the loss, youngster Willie Calhoun launched his first career home run for the Rangers. Calhoun was the centerpiece of a trade that sends pitcher Yu Darvish to LA. The Rangers begin their final series of the season tonight against Oakland. First pitch [on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm] is set for 7:05 pm.
And Houston Texans quarterback, Deshaun Watson, reportedly gave his first NFL paycheck to three women working in the NRG Stadium cafeteria, who had lost their homes to Hurricane Harvey.