Marcus 48, Lewisville 42
The Battle of the Axe lived up to its billing on Friday night, as Marcus narrowly defeated Lewisville in overtime and captured the 6-6A district title.
Dallas Dudley got things going for the Marauders (9-1, 7-0) early in the first quarter, catching a 39-yard pass from Garrett Nussmeier to give Marcus the lead.
A missed PAT, however, allowed Lewisville to go up by one on their first score of the game until Ty’son Edwards regained the lead for Marcus on a 1-yard run.
Lewisville tied it up with 5:58 to play in the second quarter, before Collin Sutherland scored on a 9-yard pass from Nussmeier to make it 20-13.
The Farmers scored again to tie it up, but Jaden Robinson got the lead back for Marcus, scoring on an 88-yard touchdown pass from Nussmeier.
Lewisville kicked a field goal as time expired in the first half, as Marcus led 27-23.
In the second half, Edwards scored on a 15-yard pass from Nussmeier to extend the Marauders lead to 11, but Lewisville answered to make it 34-30.
John Wegendt kicked a 36-yard field goal to give Marcus a 7-point lead, but Lewisville brought the game to within one point following a touchdown and missed PAT, and Marcus led 37-36 after three.
The Marcus defense came up with a safety early in the fourth to make it 39-36, but Lewisville responded with a touchdown, and for the first time in the game, Lewisville led, with the score sitting at 42-39.
With less than a minute to go in regulation, Wegendt drilled a 31-yard field goal to send the game into overtime.
In the first overtime, Dudley caught a 23-yard pass from Nussmeier to give Marcus a 48-42 lead, and Lewisville failed to score on its possession.
Marcus will open the playoffs next week at a time and location to be determined.
— Marcus Football (@MarcusFootball) November 9, 2019
Argyle 30, Celina 13
The Eagles had a tough first half in their season finale on Friday night, but pulled away in the second half, defeating Celina by a score of 30-13.
Luke Farris broke a 42-yard run to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, but Celina answered with a field goal to cut their deficit to four points.
Caden Dodson answered with a field goal for Argyle three minutes later, but another field goal from Celina made it 10-6, which was the score at halftime.
The Eagles (10-0, 6-0) got things going in the third quarter, when quarterback Bo Hogeboom hit Alex Gonzalez on touchdown passes of 14 and 17 yards, and in the fourth quarter when Hogeboom connected with Cole Kirkpatrick on a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Argyle will open the postseason at home against Dallas Carter next Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Guyer 53, Keller Fossil Ridge 6
The Guyer Wildcats wrapped up the regular season with a bang on Thursday night, defeating Fossil Ridge by a score of 53-6.
Guyer (9-1, 6-1) scored within the first three minutes of the game on a 28-yard run from Kaedric Cobbs.
Eli Stowers followed that up with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Seth Meador.
Cobbs added a 5-yard run with 1:31 to play in the first quarter, and Stowers scored on a 49-yard run to make it 26-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Cobbs rushed for his third touchdown early in the second quarter on a 14-yard scamper to make it 33-0, and Grant O’Bara made it 40-0 six minutes later on a 7-yard run.
Byron Phillips caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Stowers with 3:45 to go in the half and the Wildcats led 47-0 at halftime.
Cobbs scored his fourth touchdown of the night, breaking a 70-yard run early in the third quarter to make it 53-0.
Ridge finally broke through with 6:37 to play in the fourth quarter and the game ended 53-6.
Guyer will open the playoffs against Hebron on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Children’s Health Stadium in Prosper.
Flower Mound 70, Irving MacArthur 0
The Jaguars jumped out to a 28-0 first quarter lead on Thursday night and never looked back, defeating Irving MacArthur by a score of 70-0.
Carson Winters caught touchdown passes of 24 yards and 9 yards respectively from Blake Short, as Flower Mound (7-3, 5-2) took a 14-0 lead.
Pierce Hudgens then rushed for two touchdowns (5 yards and 4 yards) to make it 28-0 heading into the second quarter.
Short then connected with Reid Touchstone on touchdown passes of 63 yards and 9 yards, and Andrew Moss scored on a 14-yard run to make it 49-0 at half time.
In the third quarter, Andrew Moss scored on an 8-yard run and Kaden Basil scored on a 1-yard run, as Flower Mound led 63-0 heading into the fourth quarter.
Riley Sanders caught a 5-yard pass from Parker Clark with 9:38 to play in the fourth to finish things out for Flower Mound.
The Jags will open the playoffs next week at a time, date and location to be determined.