Despite struggling as of late, Marcus maintained its dominance in the annual Battle of the Axe game over longtime rival Lewisville. Flower Mound, on the other hand, continues to struggle while Guyer and Argyle are rolling through their respective districts. Here is how southern Denton County high schools fared on the gridiron.
Marcus 13, Lewisville 6 (Battle Of The Axe)
Cade Erwin plunged in from 1-yard out with 1:02 left in regulation to seal a 13-6 win for Marcus on Friday over its longtime rival Lewisville. Lewisville (3-4, 1-1 in District 5-5A) was coming off its first district win since Sept. 24, 2008 but gained just 194 yards against the Marauders, who maintained possession of the famed axe and notched its first district win of the year. Trinity Benson’s kick started the scoring for the Farmers when he hauled in a 15-yard reception from quarterback Matt McDougal. But the ensuing extra point kick failed. Marcus (2-5, 1-1) took the lead for good with 3:31 to go in the first half. On the play, Andrew Parish found Kaden Smith for a 25-yard score. The score remained that way until Erwin’s dramatic score.
Guyer 66, Lake Dallas 3
Already a heavy favorite to win, Guyer beat up on an injury-riddled Lake Dallas team on Friday and ran its District 5-4A record to 4-0 in the process. The Wildcats (5-2 overall) did the bulk of their damage in the second quarter as they scored four times — all touchdowns — to extend what was a 7-3 lead after the first 12 minutes of play to 35-3 by halftime. Lake Dallas (4-3, 1-3) was held to 94 yards and turned the ball over on two interceptions. They only rushed for 32 yards on 29 attempts. Jerrod Heard, a Texas commit, rushed for 109 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns and threw for another. Anthony Taylor and D.J. Breedlove also scored two touchdowns apiece.
Liberty Christian 42, Plano John Paul II 7
Liberty Christian improved to 2-1 in district with a 42-7 win over Plano John Paul II. The Warriors intercepted quarterback Zach Norris four times on the night. JonAaron Howell returned two of those picks for scores. Colby Moore completed 13-of-18 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught a 31-yard strike from Drew Hunnicutt early in the third quarter to give his team a 28-0 lead.
Coppell 45, Flower Mound 3
Flower Mound’s losing streak reached six games on Friday in a blowout District 5-5A loss to Coppell. The Jaguars (1-6, 0-2) fell behind 24-3 by halftime and never really threatened the Cowboys. Coppell (5-1, 2-0) gained 442 yards of offense and had two rushers eclipse 100 yards as Charles West and Brandon Rice ran for 130 and 115 yards, respectively. West and Rice combined for four touchdowns. The Jaguars have been held to six points or less three times.
Coram Deo Academy 52, Dallas Lutheran 26
Charles Clinkscales rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns and Coram Deo Academy bullied its way to a 52-26 win over Dallas Lutheran. Coram Deo gained 309 of its 376 yards on the ground but still did plenty of damage through the air. David Wilson caught five balls for 142 yards and two scores.
Argyle 65, Carrollton Ranchview 9 (Thursday)
Argyle rolled up 414 yards of offense in a lopsided 65-9 win over Carrollton Ranchview on Thursday. It was the District 10-3A opener for the Eagles, who were coming off a bye week. Brandon Boyzuick completed 8-of-15 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles (7-0, 1-0 in district) also scored three times on the ground and opened the second half with a fumble return for a touchdown and another score off a punt return. Cole Hedlund, an Arkansas commit, kicked field goals of 52, 36 and 19 yards. Ranchview, which trailed 48-0 by halftime, was held to 145 yards of total offense. Including Thursday’s win, Argyle has won 20-straight district games dating back to the 2009 season.