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Michael Clements for the Denton Record-Chronicle

Pilot Point looks to build on district opener success

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Pilot Point may be 2-4 on the season, but the Bearcats already have shown dramatic improvement from a year ago under first-year coach Danny David.

The team's four losses have come to teams — Muenster, Aubrey, Gunter and Brock — with a combined record of 23-2. But after that brutal stretch of nondistrict games, Pilot Point responded by dominating Callisburg 45-7 in the District 5-3A opener last week.

The record may not reflect it yet, but the Bearcats are trending in the right direction. Now, they'll look to remain unbeaten in district play against Whitesboro, which began district play with a 28-27 win against Van Alstyne last week.

Pilot Point has won three straight against Whitesboro, including a 10-9 defensive battle last season. If history is any indication, the game will have playoff implications down the road.

The Bearcats will continue to put the ball in the hands of their sophomore quarterback Jacob Pitts, who has accounted for a team-high 808 yards this season. Senior Quincy Kemp will look to build on his breakout performance last week, as he accounted for 163 total yards and three touchdowns.

With Pottsboro, Pilot Point and Whitesboro leading the pack in District 5-3A, the winner of tonight's game will remain on course to have a shot at the district title. Pilot Point travels to Pottsboro next week.

Lake Dallas at The Colony

Where: Tommy Briggs Stadium

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: Lake Dallas (3-3, 2-1 district), The Colony (4-2, 2-1)

What's on the line: For the Falcons, this will be another tough matchup. The Colony is in second place in 14-5A. The Falcons need a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Gainesville at Argyle

Where: Eagle Stadium 

Time: 7 p.m. Friday 

Records: Argyle (6-0, 1-0), Gainesville (3-3, 1-0) 

What's on the line: Argyle gave up more than 7 points for just the third time all year last
week, and the game was still never in doubt as the Eagles cruised past Decatur 62-21 to
remain unbeaten on the season. The Eagles have weapons everywhere and will look to continue their winning ways against Gainesville, which beat Burkburnett 46-21 last week.

Aubrey at Bonham

Where: Warrior Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records:  Aubrey (5-1, 1-0), Bonham (2-4, 0-1)

What's on the line: The Chaparrals have pulled out back-to-back close wins to extend their winning streak to four games and will look to remain unbeaten in District 5-4A play.  Bonham is coming off a 52-25 loss to Melissa, and the Warriors are giving up more than 36 points per game this season.

Addison Trinity Christian at Liberty Christian

Where: Warrior Stadium

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: Liberty Christian (3-3, 2-1 district), Trinity Christian (2-4, 1-2)

What's on the line: Liberty is coming off an impressive victory at Parish Episcopal where running back Andre Washington rushed for 287 yards and three scores. Washington has been the catalyst for an offense that struggled early on, but he's been the workhorse that'll continue to gain steam against a struggling Trinity Christian squad.

Krum at Bridgeport

Where: Bull Memorial Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Krum (1-6, 0-1 district), Bridgeport (1-6, 0-1)

What's on the line: Krum desperately needs a win against Bridgeport in the District 3-4A race after losing to Iowa Park last week. Bridgeport is in the same position after losing its district open to Graham last week 62-7. The loser in this game is probably eliminated from playoff contention.

Boyd at Ponder

Where: Ponder Field

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records: Ponder (2-4, 0-1), Boyd (2-4, 0-1)

What's on the line:  Ponder had a tough go of things against No. 7 Brock last week and ended up losing 53-14. The Lions have lost two straight now but have a chance to recover early in District 4-3A play this week. 

Sanger at Burkburnett

Where: Bulldog Stadium

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Records: Sanger (2-4, 0-1), Burkburnett (2-4, 0-1)

What's on the line: The Indians are looking to snap a two-game losing skid after struggling to contain Wichita Falls Hirschi running back Daimarqua Foster in last week's 49-21 loss. Burkburnett hasn't won a game since a 21-20 decision against Bridgeport in Week 2.

Greenville Christian at Calvary

Where: Ryan High School

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records: Calvary (4-3), Greenville Christian (3-2)

What's on the line: After losing two-straight, Calvary got back on track with a thrilling 58-57 win against Ovilla Christian last week. Now, the Lions will look to keep that momentum going against Greenville Christian, which is riding a two-game winning streak entering Friday night. The Eagles have outscored their past two opponents 97-6, so the Calvary defense will need to play well for the Lions to walk away with another victory.