The Liberty Christian Warriors worked quickly to gain a strong lead against Fort Worth Nolan – a lead that carried the team into a 3-1 standing in the fifth week of the high school football season.
It is the first time since Aug. 31, 2007, that Liberty Christian has beaten Fort Worth Nolan. On that night, Liberty won the season opener by a score of 24-21 over the Vikings.
Guyer Wildcats held the lead throughout their first district game against the Keller Indians despite a late-game push to close the gap – winning the game 40-33.
In a bid to move to a 3-0 in district, Marcus came up short, finishing with a 35-24 loss to Allen.
Though Flower Mound started the game with a touchdown to take an early lead, the Jaguars lost against Plano 35-13.
Argyle remains undefeated with a 24-point victory over Paris with a final score of 38-14
Liberty Christian 47, FW Nolan 7
The Liberty Christian football team opened up district competition in an impressive fashion Friday night, defeating Fort Worth Nolan by a score of 47-7 in Argyle.
Ryan Vollenhalls got things going for the Warriors in the first quarter, scoring on touchdown runs of 11 and 57 yards to put Liberty up by 14 heading into the second.
Cole Austin kicked a pair of field goals (37, 38) and Jalen Hurt snagged a 75-yard touchdown pass from Nick Starkel to put Liberty Christian up 27-0 at halftime.
Nolan finally got on the board late in the third quarter, but Liberty came right back when Starkel hooked up with Drew Hunnicutt on a 21-yard touchdown pass.
Hunter Griffith came up big on both sides of the ball in the fourth quarter for the Warriors, scoring on a five-yard pass from Starkel and a 20-yard interception return. See game highlights here.
Liberty Christian moved to 3-1 with the victory and will play it’s next game at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Bishop Lynch.
Guyer 40, Keller 33
The Guyer football team was able to hold off a late rally from Keller Friday night to open district competition with a 40-33 victory.
Anthony Taylor scored on a 10-yard run for the Wildcats and Alex Honey caught a 34-yard pass from Shawn Robinson as Guyer led 14-3 after one quarter.
In the second quarter, the two teams traded scores as Taylor rushed for a 15-yard score and Honey caught a second touchdown pass, this time three yards from Robinson. Guyer led 28-12 at the break.
In the second half, the Indians began to flip the script, scoring on a touchdown pass following Johnson’s third touchdown of the night. The Indians then scored two more times in the fourth quarter.
Taylor rushed for 137 yards in the game and three touchdowns. Bryson Casmir kicked a 29-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to help Guyer to victory.
The Wildcats will play at 7 p.m. at Northwest on Oct. 3.
Allen 35, Marcus 24
The Marcus football team came up short in its bid to move to 3-0 in district on Friday night, losing 35-24.
Marcus looked good in the second quarter, with runs from Nate Hopkins of one and four yards respectively. Hopkins finished the night with 207 yards rushing.
Daniel Blaney kicked a field goal to put Marcus up 17-14 heading into the second. Andrew Parish scored on a 1-yard run late in the second half.
Marcus will next face Flower Mound in the annual Battle of the Mound at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Plano 35, Flower Mound 13
The Flower Mound football team came up short against Plano on Friday night, losing by a score of 22 points to the Wildcats.
A bright spot for the Jaguars was the play by Logan Davis, who broke a 42-yard touchdown to start the game putting Flower Mound the lead.
It was all Plano from then on until the end of the fourth quarter when Jordan Moore scored on a three-yard run.
Davis rushed for a total of 169 yards in the game as well as scoring a touchdown.
The next game for Flower Mound will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 against Marcus.
Argyle 38, Paris 14
The Argyle football team remains undefeated this season with an impressive 24-point victory over Paris on Friday night.
Nick Ralston rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
Cooper Rodgers passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night. Rodgers hooked up with Dane Ledford on a pass of 52 yards and Drew Estrada on a 42-yard pass.
In the fourth quarter, he tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Casey Harper.
Argyle is in its bye-week on Oct. 3, but will resume play at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Carrollton Ranchview.
Dawn Cobb contributed to this report.