Previews, score predictions, stats, standout players and recaps will be added throughout the weekend. All computer projections are compiled by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.
As always, fans can catch a full recap of all things Ellis County athletics every Monday night from 6-7 p.m. on KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM and online at sports.kbec.com during “The Press Box.”
(4-2, 1-2) WAXAHACHIE 7, (5-0, 3-0) No. 4 Duncanville 24 — FINAL
Last Time Out: Waxahachie, then ranked No. 24 in Class 6A, fell to No. 12 DeSoto 42-24 before the bye week. The Indians thumped Cedar Hill, 51-21, to open District 7-6A action.
(7-0, 3-0) MIDLOTHIAN 56, (4-2, 2-2) Granbury 7 — FINAL (Thurs)
Last Time Out: The Panthers defeated Killeen at home this past week, 43-20. Midlothian previously shut out Waco (66-0) and Cleburne (57-0) after starting the district slate with a 32-27 win against Killeen Showmaker — with two of those three victories coming on the road.
Up Next: Midlothian closes out the regular season with home games against Lake Belton (10/21) and Red Oak (11/4) and a road tilt versus Killeen Ellison (10/28). All three games are slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
(5-1, 3-1) RED OAK 69, (1-6, 0-4) Waco 7 — FINAL
Last Time Out: The Hawks fell to Lake Belton, 48-47, in overtime to open district play. They’ve since rolled off wins against Killeen Ellison (28-21), Killeen Shoemaker (38-35) and Waco (69-7).
Up Next: Red Oak closes out the regular season at home against Cleburne (10/14) and Granbury (10/28) and on the road against Killeen (10/20) and Midlothian (11/4).
(2-4, 2-1) Ennis 49, (1-5, 0-3) Joshua 26 — FINAL
Last Time Out: Ennis routed Corsicana, 45-7, in the Battle of Chambers Creek to open district play. The Lions then fell to (6-1, 3-0) Everman, 35-33, on Sept. 23.
Up Next: The Lions will face in-county foe No. 6 (5-2, 3-0) Midlothian Heritage for the first time ever at 7 p.m. Friday at Midlothian ISD Multipurpose Stadium. Heritage is in its first season in Class 5A.
(5-1, 3-0) No. 6 MIDLOTHIAN HERITAGE 44, (3-3, 2-1) Mansfield Summit 20 — FINAL
Last Time Out: Midlothian Heritage hasn’t just adapted to the 5A jump — the Jaguars have dominated. Heritage has picked up district wins against Burleson (33-6), Joshua (41-0) and Summit.
Up Next: The Jaguars will host in-county foe Ennis at 7 p.m. Friday. They’ll then face Corsicana (road, 10/21), Arlington Seguin (home, 10/28) and Everman (11/4).
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith