Flower Mound pulled off a shocker in a District 5-5A showdown with longtime rival Marcus on Friday while Guyer and Argyle continue to show why they are easy picks to win a state title. Here is how Denton County high schools fared on the gridiron.
Flower Mound 30, Marcus 27
Flower Mound kicker Andrew Hitscherich booted a 22-yard field goal to give the Jaguars (2-7, 1-3 in District 5-5A) a thrilling 30-27 win over rival Marcus in three overtimes at the Mound Showdown at Neal Wilson Stadium. Flower Mound, which hadn’t won since its season opener, led 21-14 through the first three quarters before Marcus (2-7, 1-3 in district) forced overtime with a one-yard run by Mark Demery with 7:10 left in regulation. Both teams scored in the first overtime but couldn’t outdo the other heading into a third OT. Marcus missed a 46-yard field goal attempt, setting the Jags up for the clinching kick on the ensuing drive. Flower Mound’s win puts them in a three-way tie with Marcus and Lewisville for the fourth playoff spot. Marcus has beat Lewisville but the Farmers knocked off Flower Mound.
Argyle 59, Aubrey 8
Argyle’s Ian Sadler scored three times, including a 100-yard kickoff return and a 58-yard punt return for a score as the Eagles rolled to another lopsided win. The Eagles (9-0, 3-0 in District 10-3A) have a chance to clinch their sixth-straight district title next week at home against Celina. Argyle jumped out to a 45-0 halftime lead thanks to Sadler’s heroics. His kickoff return started the first half scoring spree and his 58-yard punt return gave the team at 21-0 lead in the opening frame. He also scored on a 49-yard touchdown run as part of a 21-point second quarter. Argyle rolled up 242 rushing yards with 13 different running backs.
Hebron 37, Lewisville 24
Lewisville had a chance to put itself in good position for a playoff spot in District 5-5A, but instead fell to Hebron, 37-24. The Farmers (1-3 in district) trailed 27-10 at halftime and never could recover as they were outgained 486-272. Hebron got 222 rushing yards on 28 carries from Treyvon Hughes, who scored twice.
Fort Worth Nolan 41, Liberty Christian 31
Liberty Christian fell behind early and could not catch up in a 10-point loss to Fort Worth Nolan in a crucial TAPPS 1-A district game. Warriors quarterback Colby Moore rushed for a game-high 195 yards and a score while throwing for 136 yards and another touchdown, but Nolan (6-3, 4-1) managed a 35-21 lead by halftime and hung on for the win. Both teams combined for 755 total yards. Liberty Christian (6-3, 3-2 in district) has just one regular season game remaining and will still make the playoffs despite the loss.
Guyer 49, Wichita Falls 3
Guyer outgained Wichita Falls 551-128 and is one win away from running the table in District 5-4A. The Wildcats (7-2, 6-0 in district) got three rushing touchdowns from D.J. Breedlove, who carried the ball 12 times for 84 yards. He also caught two passes for 50 yards. Jerrod Heard, a Texas commit, completed 10 of his 16 passes for 191 yards and a score. He also scored a touchdown with his feet, rushing 13 times for 70 yards. Guyer closes out the regular season with a home game against Fort Worth Brewer.
Covenant Christian 55, Coram Deo 0