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Five matchups to look for­ward to this Fri­day:

Hen­drick­son (2-2) at Cedar Ridge (3-1), 7 p.m., Reeves Ath­letic Com­plex

Cedar Ridge’s de­fense shut down state-ranked Tem­ple on Fri­day night, and the Raiders’ only loss this sea­son came against un­beaten Waco Mid­way, which is ranked ninth in the As­so­ci­ated Press Class 6A state poll. Hen­drick­son, smart­ing from a 48-0 shutout loss to Lake Travis on Fri­day, lost to the Raiders 42-17 a year ago to open 13-6A play.

Lago Vista (2-2) at Smithville (4-0), 7 p.m., Barry Field

Smithville is bask­ing in its best start since 2011, when the Tigers won their first seven games. Se­nior RB No­mar Rivera has rushed for nearly 700 yards and scored 13 TDs for the Tigers, who scored a com­bined 117 points in vic­to­ries over Travis

and Brook­shire Royal. Lago Vista is try­ing to re­bound after suf­fer­ing back-to-back losses to Wall (52-7) and Llano (51-15).

Mc­Cal­lum (4-0) at LBJ (3-1), 7:30, Nelson Field

For more than a decade, the win­ner of this matchup has claimed at least a share of a dis­trict ti­tle. A year ago, LBJ forced seven turnovers and won 14-3. Mc­Cal­lum might be with­out QB Max Perez, who sprained an an­kle against Akins on Thurs­day. With­out him, the Knights ran the ball for all but one play on 27 sec­ond-half snaps of their 34-21 vic­tory.

Rouse (1-2) at Cedar Park (3-1), 7:30 p.m., Gup­ton Sta­dium

Most teams in the area are just kick­ing off dis­trict play, but state-ranked Cedar Park could move to 3-0 in Dis­trict 19-5A with a vic­tory here. Rouse lost to East

View 25-22 in its dis­trict opener on Sept. 15, but the Raiders have had an ex­tra week to pre­pare for the Tim­ber­wolves. Last sea­son, a bye week didn’t help Rouse much as Cedar Park posted a 31-0 shutout.

Wim­ber­ley (4-0) at Fred­er­icks­burg (4-0), 7:30 p.m., Bat­tlin’ Bil­lie Sta­dium

Wim­ber­ley will play two more nondis­trict games be­fore open­ing its fourgame dis­trict sched­ule. This week, the Tex­ans face a fel­low play­off qual­i­fier from 2016 that’s also off to a per­fect start this fall. A year ago, Wim­ber­ley topped the Bat­tlin’ Bil­lies 24-19. The two teams have a com­mon op­po­nent, Lam­pasas: Wim­ber­ley rolled past the Badgers 52-17, and Fred­er­icks­burg recorded a 27-13 vic­tory.


No­mar Rivera has rushed for nearly 700 yards and 13 touch­downs for the un­de­feated Smithville Tigers, who’ll face Lago Vista on Fri­day.

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