The high school football season reaches its third week Friday as five local teams — Blanket, May, Zephyr, Comanche and Mullin — attempt to keep their undefeated seasons alive.

Six-Man Division I No. 8 May ventures to Division II No. 4 Newcastle in a battle of unbeatens; Blanket heads to Gordon and attempts to dish out the Longhorns’ second loss; Zephyr makes the trek to the Metroplex to tangle with Watauga Harvest; Mullin will be in Brownwood to challenge Victory Life; and Comanche hosts No. 8 Cisco in another showdown of undefeated squads.

May (2-0) at Newcastle (2-0)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

   The game of the week locally, and perhaps statewide in six-man football, pits the undefeated Six-Man Division I No. 8 May Tigers against the unbeaten Six-Man Division II No. 4 Newcastle Bobcats. Among all six-man teams in Texas, May comes in ranked No. 12 this week, while Newcastle is 14th.

    May has opened its season with victories of 76-52 over Richland Springs and 74-24 over Rising Star. Meanwhile, Newcastle has knocked off Abilene Christian, 42-38, and Borden County, 42-28.

    The Tigers enter the contest averaging 461 yards of total offense per game — 385.5 rushing and 75.5 passing.

    Kendrick Aguerro has rushed for 316 yards and six scores followed by Justin Howard with 238 yards and five touchdowns. Dakota Chambers has chipped in 88 yards and two touchdowns while Caleb Hardy has contributed 80 yards and two trips to the end zone. Christian Scott also has 49 rushing yards and a touchdown to his credit.

    Through the air, May has competed just six passes — three for 86 yards with a touchdown by Aguerro and three for 65 yards by Isaac Williams. Chambers has caught three passes for 84 yards, Brant Harris has pulled down two receptions for 37 yards and Williams has hauled in a 30-yard catch.

    Defensively, Harris has tallied 24 tackles with 6.5 for loss; Howard has notched 14 and recovered a fumble; Williams has 13 and three interceptions; David Woods has also recorded 13 with two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown; and Chambers has collected a dozen tackles and scored on a fumble recovery.    

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, May is a 3-point favorite.

    Zephyr (2-0) at Watauga Harvest (1-1)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

   The Zephyr Bulldogs will look to remain undefeated and possibly climb into the sixmanfooball.com Division I Top 10 as they venture to Watauga Harvest Friday night.

       The Bulldogs, ranked No. 11 this week, have opened the season with victories of 63-16 over Granbury NCTA and 74-26 over Oakwood, but will be hitting the road for the first time in 2013. Watauga Harvest started its season with a 71-61 win over Waco Vanguard, but fell to Lucas Christian by a 66-18 count last week.

    Zephyr is generating 337.5 yards per game with 254.5    coming on the ground and 83 through the air.

    Dylan Croaker leads the Bulldogs with 174 yards rushing and five touchdowns followed by Jaydon Ezra with 142 yards and four scores, Jayden Choat with 85 yards and a touchdown, Bradley Lewis with 73 and two touchdowns and Bishop Norman has a 22-yard scoring sprint.

    Lewis has done all the passing for Zephyr, connecting on 10 of 18 attempts for 166 yards with six touchdowns. Bishop has caught three passes for 61 yards and two scores, Ezra has grabbed two for 41 yards, both touchdowns, and Choat also has two touchdown receptions totaling 26 yards.

    On defense, Lewis’ 21 tackles lead the way trailed by 18 from Choat and 12 from Ezra. The Bulldogs have created nine turnovers — six fumble recoveries and three interceptions. Croaker has recovered three fumbles.

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, Zephyr is a 45-point favorite.

Blanket (2-0) at Gordon (1-1)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

   The Blanket Tigers are targeting a third consecutive victory to start the season, but will face their toughest challenge to date as leave home for the first time and battle the Gordon Longhorns.

    Blanket began the season with home victories of 45-0 over Stephenville Faith and 67-22 over Eden. Meanwhile, Gordon bounced back from a season-opening 62-16 loss to Dallas Covenant with a 56-6 triumph over Stephenville Faith last week.

    For the season, the Tigers are averaging 321 yards of total offense per game — 266.5 rushing and 54.5 passing.

    Tyler Martinez has galloped for 254 yards and six touchdowns, Jacob Lavy has chipped in 145 rushing yards and four scores, Wesley Musick has contributed 57 yards and two trips to the end zone and Kenan Vanecek has chalked up 52 yards and scored twice.

    Through the air, Martinez is 4 of 8 for 109 yards with a touchdown. Aaron Martinez caught the touchdown pass from 21 yards out, while Rodolfo Valle has tallied two receptions for 50 yards and Musick has pulled downed a 38-yard reception.

    Defensively, the Tigers have forced six fumbles through two games and recovered each one. The Blanket offense has committed just one turnover thus far.

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, Gordon is a 45-point favorite.

Brookesmith (1-1) at Blackwell (2-0)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

   The Brookesmith Mustangs will try to rebound from their first loss of the season and hand Blackwell its first defeat when the two teams square off Friday night.

    After opening the season with a 42-31 win over Moran, Brookesmith was downed by Veribest, 46-0, last week. Meanwhile, Blackwell has started its campaign with victories of 34-15 over Jayton and 52-0 over Westbrook.

    Brookesmith is manufacturing 242.5 yards of total offense per game — 199 rushing and 43.5 passing. Meanwhile, the Mustangs are yielding 328 yards — 270 on the ground and 58 through the air.

    Gage Fenton has rushed for 210 yards and a touchdown, Devin Eason has chipped in 151 yards and two scores and Taylor Stephens has picked up 44 yards and reached the end zone.

    Peyton Donahoo is 3 of 9 for 63 yards with a touchdown through the air, while Fenton has thrown a 24-yard touchdown pass. Tanner Nunn leads Broookesmith with two catches for 43 yards while Eason and Stephens have grabbed touchdown receptions of 24 and 20 yards, respectively.

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, Blackwell is a 45-point favorite.

Mullin (2-0) at Victory Life (1-1)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

   Coming off their first win of the season, the Victory Life Warriors will attempt in their home opener to derail unbeaten Mullin.

    The Warriors dropped a 46-0 decision to Dallas Tyler Street to open the season but followed with a 24-6 win at Fort Worth Covenant last week. Mullin mauled Gustine, 63-0, last week after handling Oglesby, 59-14, in its opener.

    Victory Life finished with 165 yards of total offense — 134 passing and 31 rushing — while holding Covenant to 24 total yards and forcing six turnovers.

   Sam Joseph scored on a 57-yard reception from Sam Haley, a 23-yard pass from Roland Aguinaga and a 4-yard run, and Montana Early returned a fumble recovery for six points.

    In Mullin’s win last week, Mason Weaver rushed for three touchdowns — covering 14, 33 and 4 yards — and also threw three touchdowns — 33 yards to Jacob Mickelson, 28 yards to Josh Mickelson and 21 yards to Jared Correll. Tyler Burris added a 42-yard interception for a touchdown.

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, Mullin is a 45-point favorite.

Cisco (2-0) at Comanche (2-0)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

   In a battle of unbeatens, the Comanche Indians are eyeing a 3-0 start and an upset of the No. 8 Cisco Loboes Friday night.

    Comanche has kicked off its season with wins of 32-7 over Hamilton and 31-20 over Tolar, while Cisco has gashed Early (52-8) and Clyde (48-7).

    The Indians are averaging 31.5 points and 317.5 yards — 251.5 rushing and 66 passing — per game, while allowing 13.5 points and 211 yards — 104 rushing and 107 passing.

    Jaden Roberts has rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns, Caisson Montieth has added 126 yards and three scores and Jesse Luker has chipped in 43 yards and a touchdown. Through the air, Montieth has thrown for 132 yards and three scores. Roberts has caught three passes for 26 yards and two touchdowns, while Daniel Davilla has grabbed two receptions for 28 yards with a trip to the end zone.

    The Loboes are generating 50 points and 537 yards — 399 rushing and 138 passing — while allowing just 7.5 points and 203 yards.

    Landen Lewis has rushed for 232 yards and two scores, Colten Kent has chipped in 156 yards and completed all 10 of his passes for 276 yards with four scores. Mason Reed has added 141 yards and three touchdowns and Brandon Allgood has notched 106 yards with a trip to the end zone. Kotie Hoover leads Cisco receivers with five catches for 132 yards and two scores.

Ballinger (1-1) at San Saba (0-2)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

      The San Saba Armadillos will attempt to collect their first victory of the season as they host Ballinger Friday night.

    The Armadillos opened with losses of 51-20 to Tolar and 23-15 to Early, while Ballinger is coming off a 34-14 win over Winters on the heels of 27-7 opening defeat against Brady.

    San Saba is producing 17.5 points and 253.5 yards per outing — 150 rushing and 103.5 passing — while surrendering 37 points.

    Kelan Verette has rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns and thrown for 207 yards and two more scores. Cosme Diaz leads the Armadillos with seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown, followed by Kolton Ellis with five grabs for 52 yards and a score.

    Ballinger is averaging and allowing 21 points per game. The Bearcats have produced 198 yards of offense — 101.5 passing and 96.5 rushing — while giving up 300.5 yards, with 238 coming on the ground.

    Tanner Clifton has thrown for 203 yards and two touchdowns, Clayten Crabb has rushed for 77 yards and a score and Anthony Rodriguez has grabbed five receptions for 49 yards.    

Santa Anna (1-1) at Paint Rock (0-2)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

    The Santa Anna Mountaineers will attempt to rebound from their 60-13 loss at Six-Man Division I No. 1 Throckmorton last week against winless Paint Rock.

    In last week’s defeat, the Mountaineers were limited to 142 yards and committed two turnovers, while Throckmorton compiled 468 yards of total offense. Michael Valencia scored on runs of 52 and 28 yards for Santa Anna.

    The Mountaineers opened the season with a 46-0 win over Veribest, while Paint Rock has lost to Robert Lee (54-6) and Hermleigh (58-12).

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, Santa Anna is a 45-point favorite.

Cherokee (0-2) at Richland Springs (0-1)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

    Coming off a 76-52 opening loss to May and last week’s bye, the Richland Springs Coyotes will look to return to their winning form as they host Cherokee, which is searching for its first win after falling to Waco Live Oak (78-0) and Rochelle (95-50).

    In Richland Springs’ only game this season, Brian Salinas passed for 295 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 127 yards and two scores. The Coyotes finished with 474 yards of total offense, but gave up 501, including 478 on the ground.

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, Richland Springs is a 38-point favorite.

Trent (2-0) at Rising Star (0-2)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

    The Rising Star Wildcats will attempt to upend the undefeated Trent Gorillas and claim their initial victory of the season Friday.

    Rising Star has opened with losses of 74-24 to May and 62-40 to Lingleville, while Trent has downed Lohn, 64-28, and Paint Creek, 48-0.

    In the Wildcats’ loss to May last week, Ben Boucher tossed touchdown passes of 15 yards to Herman Reyes, 30 yards to Kyle Jaynes and 7 yards to Tommy Gann. Dakota Harding added a 1-yard TD run.       The Wildcats threw for 248 yards, but committed six turnovers — three fumbles and three interceptions.

Sidney (1-1) at Lingleville (2-0)

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY

    After winning by forfeit in Week 0, the Sidney Eagles stumbled against Granbury Cornerstone, 52-6, last week. Lingleville has opened with wins of 62-40 over Rising Star and 58-12 over Moran.

    In Sidney’s loss last week, the Eagles finished with 152 yards of total offense — 85 rushing and 67 passing — and three turnovers, but also caused three turnovers and gave up just 223 total yards.

    Dillon Bryan rushed for 50 yards for Sidney while Blake Crawford added 37 on the ground. Beau Cheatham passed for 40 yards and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass.

    According to the website sixmanfootball.com, Lingleville is an 11-point favorite.