As playoff season begins next week, the Argyle Eagles remain undefeated for the second consecutive year, tying up Friday’s game with a 44-7 win against Sanger. The Eagles, who play in Division 6-4A District 1, are ranked 22nd in the state.
Denton Guyer came on strong from the beginning and never let up, almost completing a shutout game against Denton Ryan. The final score was 52-7. Overall, Guyer, District 5-6A, has lost only one game this season and is ranked third in the state.
The Liberty Christian Warriors finished strong against John Paul II with a 52-34 victory. They end regular season with 6-4 to capture a playoff berth in TAPPS 1-I.
Flower Mound High School lost to Plano West 9-44 ending their season though next year looks promising with the return of key players to the line-up.
Argyle 44, Sanger 7
The Argyle football team wrapped up the regular season on Friday night in typical fashion, defeating Sanger by a score of 44-7 to finish with a perfect 10-0 record and winning a district championship.
This is the second straight undefeated season for the Eagles, who will open up the playoffs on Nov. 14 at Pioneer Stadium in Saginaw at a time and with an opponent to be determined.
In the Sanger game, Nick Ralston got the Eagles a 7-0 lead by the end of the first quarter on a two-yard run, and followed up with another run of two yards as well as a six yard run to extend Argyle’s lead to 21 points in the second quarter.
Cooper Rodgers hit Drew Estrada on a 32-yard touchdown pass in the waning seconds of the second quarter, and the Eagles led 28-0 at half time.
The Eagles defense came up big in the third quarter with a safety, and then Ralston rushed for his fourth touchdown run of the night. Rodgers also tossed his second touchdown pass of the night, this time to Hunter Markwardt to make it 44-0 for the Eagles heading into the fourth quarter.Argyle allowed just 217 yards of total offense in the game.
– John English
Guyer 52, Ryan 7
The Guyer football team could not be caught in the 5-6A standings, but still did not let up on Ryan on Friday night, defeating the Ryan Raiders by a score of 52-7.
Shawn Robinson got things going for the Wildcats, scoring on a 15-yard run to give Guyer the early lead. Anthony Taylor scored on touchdown runs of one yard and two yards respectively in the second, before Robinson connected with Adam Scott on an 81-yard touchdown pass.
Adam Terzini kicked a 20 yard field goal to close out the first half of play with Guyer up 31-0. David Rolon scored on a 1-yard run late for Guyer and Alex Honey caught a 26-yard pass from David Haynes.
Ryan finally broke through in the fourth quarter with a touchdown of its own. Myron Mason came right back, however, and scored on a 10-yard run.
Guyer will open the post-season next week at a time and location to be determined.
Liberty Christian 52, John Paul II 34
The Liberty Christian football team captured third place and a playoff berth in TAPPS district 1-I on Friday night with a 52-34 victory over Plano John Paul II.
John Copeland threw for four touchdowns in the game and rushed for a fifth as the Warriors improved to 6-4 on the year.
Copeland hit Justus Lee on passes of 48 yards, 29 yards and six yards, along with Drew Hunnicutt (10 yards). Copeland rushed for a fourth score of 13 yards.
Kyleb Howell also had runs of one and two yards in the game, and Cole Austin kicked a 22-yard field goal.
Liberty Christian will open the playoffs next week at a time and date to be determined.
– John English
Flower Mound 9, Plano West 44
On Senior Night at Flower Mound, the Jaguars fought hard against the second-place Plano West Wolves, but some costly turnovers made the outcome predictable quickly, ending the Jaguars’ season on a sour note.
The game began as a great defensive battle, as Flower Mound wasn’t able to convert a fake punt, giving the ball to the Wolves with solid field position. They too, could not move the ball, as star tailback Soso Jamabo was stuffed on third down, forcing a punt.
The Jaguar offense stalled however, and punted again. The defense again stuffed Jamabo on his final carry (didn’t play the rest of the game) and they stopped the Wolves on fourth down. Hayden Houser was brought in at quarterback for a series, but he couldn’t seem to pick up the offense either.
The Jaguar’s next possession turned the game, as a tipped Logan Davis pass ended up in a 88-yard interception return, and Davis, playing in his last game as Jaguar, made a touchdown-saving tackle.
West quarter Robert Colmery would take it in to the endzone on a 6-yard quarterback keeper to give the Wolves a 7-0 lead.
The Jaguars seemed to gain momentum after a muffed punt by West, but another tipped pass resulted in an INT. Senior Clayton Johnson picking off Colmery three plays later.
After a Flower Mound fumble, Colmery led the Wolves down the field, and eventually scampering in it for a 3-yard score. He did the same on the next possession as well, on a long 35-yard rushing score, to push the lead to 20-0. Parker Davidson would end up drilling a 56-yard field goal to put the Wolves ahead by a healthy margin of 23-0.
The Wolves rested a few of their starters to begin the second half, but backup quarterback Logan Williams came out slinging, with a 42-yard completion to Youshea Ali. Dalvin Billingslea would then take it into the end zone for the score.
Flower Mound would eventually get into the end zone on a Noble Newton keeper for a touchdown.
As rough of a year as it was for the Jaguars, Coach Dane Johnson has a young squad and a bright future with it. They will return mobile quarterbacks Hayden Houser and Noble Newton, and defensive leader Chandler Clauterbaugh at safety.