Marcus blew a big lead late to drop their fifth game in a row on Friday, Lewisville picked up a long-overdue district win over a still struggling Flower Mound team while Guyer continues to roll as one of the top teams in Class 4A. Here is how southern Denton County high schools fared on the gridiron.
Lewisville 25, Flower Mound 23
Lewisville (3-3, 1-0 in District 5-5A) edged Flower Mound (1-5, 0-1) 25-23 on Friday, and in the process nabbed its first district win since Sept. 24, 2010. The Jaguars — whose losing streak is now at five games — narrowed the Farmer lead to two points with 3:07 left in regulation when Connor Wanhanen found John Hofmeister for a 21-yard touchdown. But Lewisville hung on for the win.
The Farmers were led by Metrick Buhler, who carried the ball 30 times for 126 yards and one score. Trinity Benson and Cameron Creal each caught a touchdown pass from Matt McDougal, who was 9-of-18 for 138 yards in the win.
Guyer 34, Trophy Club Byron Nelson 14
Guyer — the sixth-ranked team in Class 4A — outgained Nelson 452-166 to remain perfect in District 5-4A. The Wildcats (4-2, 3-0 in district) rolled up 371 of their yards on the ground, with quarterback Jerrod Heard leading the charge with 140 yards on 21 carries and two scores. D.J. Breedlove also rushed for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Defensively, Guyer was just as dominant as Nelson gained just 74 yards on the ground and turned the ball over on an interception. This allowed Guyer to jump out to a 17-point lead by halftime.
Denton Ryan 13, Marcus 10
Xavier Gray hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell Bridges as part of a second half rally that gave Denton Ryan a 13-10 win over Marcus on Friday. Ryan head coach Joey Florence notched his 200th win in the process. It was the District 5-5A opener for both teams.
Marcus (1-5, 0-1 in district) led 10-0 late in the third quarter when Ryan started its comeback. Bridges, who was 13-for-16 for 177 yards and two touchdowns, found Trent Willis from 26 yards out to get the Raiders on the board with 2:22 left in the third quarter. Their extra point attempt was blocked, though, which afforded Marcus a four-point lead. But the Marauders were held scoreless the rest of the way, and Ryan added its go-ahead score with 2:11 left in the game.
Liberty Christian 30, Bishop Dunne 27
Colby Moore passed for 139 yards and rushed for another 131 as Liberty Christian edged Bishop Dunne 30-27 on Friday. The Warriors (4-2, 1-1 in district) scored nine unanswered points in the fourth quarter to erase what was a 27-21 Dunne lead. Dunne had previously claimed the lead with 43 seconds left in the third quarter, but Moore found Cody Hughes for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds left in the game. With nine seconds remaining, Dunne was dropped for a safety.
Moore — who threw two touchdowns and ran for another — connected with eight different receivers in the win. Hughes led all receivers with 71 yards on five receptions. JonAaron Howell rushed for 85 yards and a score and also caught three passes for 14 yards.
Legacy Christian Academy 50, Coram Deo Academy 6
Legacy Christian scored early and often in a lopsided win over Coram Deo Academy on Friday. Coram Deo (2-4, 1-4) trailed 36-0 by halftime as Legacy Christian racked up 264 rushing yards and scored five of its touchdowns on the ground.
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