Marcus 36, Lake Highlands 27
The Marauders advanced to the regional round of the playoffs on Saturday afternoon, but it was not without a fight.
Lake Highlands jumped out to an early lead before Garrett Nussmeier hooked up with J. Michael Sturdivant on a 32-yard pass to tie the game at 7 heading into the second quarter.
Nussmeier connected with Tyler Schott on a 30-yard pass to make it 15-7 Marcus, but Lake Highlands came right back and brought the game to within one point.
Nussmeier tossed another touchdown pass, this time to Dallas Dudley, as the Marauders led 22-14 at halftime.
Nussmeier and Dudley teamed up again on a 52-yard touchdown score, but the Wildcats responded with two unanswered touchdowns of their own to make it 29-27 in favor of Marcus.
Ty’son Edward scored on a short run with 1:43 remaining in the game to close it out for Marcus.
Marcus (11-1) will play Amarillo Tascosa on Saturday, November 30, at 3 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.
That’s a wrap! Your @MarcusFootball Marauders are AREA CHAMPS following 36-27 triumph over Lake Highlands. #STCDA #ELITE #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/RgSioSD6Xx
— Marcus Football (@MarcusFootball) November 23, 2019
Duncanville 59, Flower Mound 13
The season came to an end for the Flower Mound Jags on Saturday afternoon, falling to the top team in the state.
The Panthers led 52-0 before Flower Mound broke through with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Blake Short to Parker Clark.
With five seconds remaining, Short hit Reid Touchstone on an 18-yard pass to make it 59-13.
The Panthers entered the game ranked No. 1 in the state among 6A programs according to MaxPreps.com.
Flower Mound wrapped up the regular season with an 8-4 overall record and 7-3 mark in district 6-6A competition, where the team finished third overall.
The Jaguars defeated Keller 31-30 in the bi-district round.
Guyer 50, Cedar Hill 41
The Wildcats staged a massive second half rally to defeat Cedar Hill on Saturday afternoon in the area round of the playoffs.
Guyer trailed 27-7 at the break after scoring just once on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Lanz from Eli Stowers.
The Longhorns scored again less than four minutes into the third quarter to take a 33-7 lead, before Stowers connected with Brandon Deleon on a 27-yard pass.
Cedar Hill scored again to make it 41-14 with 4:54 remaining in the third quarter.
That is when the comeback started.
Stowers again hit Deleon on a 33-yard touchdown pass and Kaedric Cobbs scored on a 2-yard run to make it 41-28 at the end of three.
Cobbs scored on an 11-yard run early in the fourth before Stowers gave the Wildcats their first lead of the game on a 14-yard run at the 7:30 mark of the quarter.
Cobbs added a 2-yard run with under two minutes to play to seal the victory.
Cobbs rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns in the game. The Wildcats also recovered three onside kicks during their comeback.
Guyer (11-1) will next play Arlington at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at The Star in Frisco in the Class 6A Division II Region I semifinal.
This was special!!! #SOUTHSIDEWORK #WhateverItTakes pic.twitter.com/lwizRlZRav
— Kyle Keese (@kylekeese) November 23, 2019
Lubbock Christian 48, Coram Deo 26
Things got off to a good start for the Lions on Friday night, taking a 14-8 lead into the second quarter.
But Lubbock Christian proved too much to handle and brought Coram Deo’s season to an end.
Coram Deo won two of its final three district games to get into the playoffs and defeated Shelton in the bi-district round.
The Lions return quarterback Peyton Inderlied, who threw for more than 1,900 yards and 15 touchdowns through the opening playoff game this season, along with top receiver Jack Herrington (835 yards, 6 touchdowns) to next year’s team.
Coram Deo finished third in district TAPPS 1-III with a 4-6 overall record and 2-2 mark in district competition.
Argyle 63, Stephenville 49
The Eagles advanced to regionals on Thursday night with a barn-burning victory over Stephenville.
Argyle jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a 12-yard pass from Bo Hogeboom to Cole Kirkpatrick.
Stephenville tied it up before Hogeboom hooked up with Kirkpatrick again, this time on a 74-yard pass to make it 14-7, and hit Hayden Stewart on a 22-yard touchdown pass, as Argyle led 21-14 after one.
Alex Gonzales scored on touchdown passes of 26 yards and 3 yards respectively in the second quarter, and the Eagles led 35-21 at halftime on five touchdown passes from Hogeboom.
Stephenville scored first in the second half, but Argyle came right back on a 1-yard run from Knox Scoggins to make it 42-28 in favor of Argyle.
Following two unanswered touchdowns by the Yellow Jackets, the game was tied 42-42 heading into the fourth.
Kirkpatrick scored on an 18-yard pass from Hogeboom to retake the lead for Argyle, but Stephenville came right back two minutes later and tied the game at 49 each.
Hogeboom then connected with Kirkpatrick on a 66-yard touchdown pass with 5:03 remaining in the fourth quarter to make it 56-49, and scored once again before the end of the game on a 25-yard pass from Hogeboom to Kirkpatrick to seal the deal for the Eagles.
Hogeboom passed for 452 yards and eight touchdowns in the game, and Kirkpatrick finished with 289 yard receiving and five touchdown receptions, both single-game school records.
Argyle (12-0) will play the Brownwood Lions on Friday, Nov. 29 at Baylor McLane Stadium in Waco at 1:30 p.m.
Genuine respect and love between 2 arm generals! It doesn’t get any better than this! Bo Hogeboom and Austin Kade Renfro, ladies and gentlemen!#txhsfb | @TheOldCoach pic.twitter.com/qyfDCYl01X
— Matthew Alan Brice (@KingMathias81) November 22, 2019