Argyle Eagles remain undefeated

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The Argyle Eagles started strong and overcame a lengthy tie score, falling behind at one point before winning Friday’s game with a score of 35-27 against Graham.

The 2013 Class 3A Division II football state championship team remains unbeaten with a 4-0 record so far this season.

Marcus headed into not one but three overtime periods against Hebron with a score of 21-21. Marcus broke the tie with a field goal to bring the final score to 24-21.

Flower Mound struggled against McKinney Boyd, almost suffering a shut-out before making a touchdown in the fourth quarter, bringing the final total to 46-6.

Guyer and Liberty Christian took a bye week and will be returning to the field on Friday. Guyer will open district play at 7 p.m. at the C. H. Collins Athletic Complex against Keller. Liberty Christian will open the district season at 7:30 p.m. when they host Fort Worth Nolan.   

Here are the highlights of each game:

Argyle 35, Graham 27

Argyle remains unbeaten in the 2014 campaign, defeating Graham by a score of 35-27 on Friday night.

The Eagles were led by Nick Ralston, who rushed for 192 yards and four touchdowns on the evening.

Ralston scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead heading into the second.The Steers tied it up, but Ralston scored on a 24-yard run to regain the lead for Argyle.

Graham scored again, and the game was 14-14 at the break. Graham took its first and only lead of the game early in the third, but a third Ralston touchdown run tied the game back up.

The defense stepped up as well, as Dane Ledford returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown to put Argyle back up by seven.

Ralston scored his fourth touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for Argyle.

The Eagles will play their final non-district game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Paris.

Marcus 24, Hebron 21

Marcus got off to a strong start on Friday night, but had to rally to defeat Hebron by a score of 24-21 in a triple overtime thriller.

Cade Erwin scored first in the game for the Marauders on a 2-yard run. Hebron then scored 21 unanswered points to take a 21-7 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Nate Hopkins scored on runs of 4 yards and 69 yards to tie the game up at 21.

The game remain locked up until the third overtime, when Marcus kicker Daniel Blaney drilled a 37-yard field goal to give the victory to the Marauders.

Marcus will host Allen at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

McKinney Boyd 46, Flower Mound 6

Flower Mound struggled in its second district game on Friday night, losing 46-6 to McKinney Boyd.

The Jaguars trailed 37-0 at halftime, but were able to hold Boyd to nine points in the second half.

The lone offensive highlight for the Jags was in the fourth quarter, when Hayden Houser hit Freddie Jackson on a 34-yard touchdown pass.

Flower Mound plays at Plano at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Editor Dawn Cobb contributed to this report.

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