Marcus, Flower Mound and Lewisville continue to struggle in District 5-5A play while Argyle and Guyer are still the teams to beat in Class 3A and 4A, respectively. Here is how Denton County high schools fared on the gridiron.
Liberty Christian 40, Trinity Christian-Addison 37
JonAaron Howell and Colby Moore rushed for 185 and 108 yards, respectively, and combined for four touchdowns as Liberty Christian held on to beat Trinity Christian-Addison, 40-37. The Warriors led 13-0 early in the first quarter but quickly found themselves nursing a two-point halftime lead. They extended that lead to three points heading into the fourth quarter before trading blows with TCA until time expired. The Warriors have won three straight district games since losing the opener to Prestonwood Christian. The team is now 6-2 overall, 3-1 in district.
Guyer 56, Wichita Falls Rider 30
In a game that should ultimately determine the District 5-4A champ, Guyer scored 21 fourth-quarter points to pull away from a very solid Rider team on Friday. Leading 28-24 in the third quarter, the Wildcats (6-2, 5-0 in district) scored four of the game’s next five touchdowns. The surge included a 58-yard run by quarterback Jerrod Heard and two scores from senior D.J. Breedlove. Heard rushed for 194 yards, Breedlove added 101 and Anthony Taylor finished with 91 yards on 12 carries. All three combined for six Guyer scores. Rider (6-2, 4-1) led 10-0 early.
Coppell 41, Marcus 3
Coppell (6-1, 3-0 in District 5-5A) scored 41-unanswered points to pickup a lopsided win over Marcus. The Cowboys scored twice in the second quarter for a 20-3 halftime lead. Coming back from the break, they added two more scores to take a 31-point lead in the final 12 minutes. Marcus (2-6, 1-2 in district) was coming off a big win over rival Lewisville last week but was held to 150 yards of total offense. Conversely, Coppell racked up 377 yards.
Argyle 53, Frisco Lone Star 7
There doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for the Eagles dominance as they cruised to a 53-7 win over Frisco Lone Star on Friday. The win improves the Eagles to 8-0 overall, 2-0 in District 10-3A. Argyle was led by running back Nick Ralston, who rushed for 126 yards on 12 carries and scored four touchdowns. Ralston scored on runs of 20, 27, eight and 10 yards, respectively, and Cole Hedlund booted three more field goals and is now two shy of breaking the state record for field goals made (48).
Hebron 56, Flower Mound 20
Trailing 10-7 after the first 12 minutes, Hebron outscored the Jaguars 49-10 the rest of the way in a lopsided win at Flower Mound. The Jaguars (1-7, 0-3 in District 5-5A) are mired in a seven-game losing skid with games against Marcus and Denton Ryan on the horizon. Connor Wanhanen led Flower Mound with 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Hebron got 173 yards on the ground from Treyvon Hughes. He scored three times while Cedric Dale (five carries, 99 yards) also scored two touchdowns.
Denton Ryan 33, Lewisville 0
Lewisville dropped to 1-2 in District 5-5A with a disappointing 33-0 loss to Denton Ryan. Ryan outgained the Farmers 339-104 as quarterback Mitchell Bridges completed 14 of 22 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown. Trent Willis caught seven balls for 96 yards and a touchdown while running back Tyrone Williams added 95 yards and two scores. Lewisville’s leading receiver was Trinity Benson, who caught three balls for 52 yards.
Coram Deo Academy 29, Gainesville State School 50
Coram Deo (3-5) finally got on the board in the third quarter with a Charles Clinkscales 13-yard rushing touchdown but Gainesville dominated for most of the game to cruise to a double-digit victory. David Wilson had six catches for 81 yards and one TD.