Argyle 37, Canyon 20
Argyle is headed to the state championship following a 37-20 victory on Friday night over Canyon High School in the state semifinals.
CJ Rogers hit Cash Walker on a 58-yard touchdown pass in the opening minute of the game to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead early on.
After forcing Canyon to punt, Argyle (15-0, 6-0) drove 76-yards and scored on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Rogers to Cole Kirkpatrick.
The Argyle defense then intercepted a pass and Rogers hit Jasper Lott on a 21-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-0 Argyle at the end of one.
Early in the second quarter, Reid Palmer recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown to make it 28-0 in favor of the Eagles.
Rogers and Lott hooked up a second time in the third quarter, this time on an 8-yard pass to make it 34-0 Argyle, and Caden Dodson kicked a 21-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 37-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Canyon did rally in the fourth, but it was too late to come back.
Argyle will play Lindale at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 at AT&T Stadium.
Argyle Eagles State Bound! 🏆 🦅
Eagles defeat Canyon 37-20 in Class 4A Division I State Semifinal and are headed back to the state championship game for first time since 2015!
— Argyle ISD (@ArgyleISD) December 12, 2020
Guyer 52, Coppell 24
The Wildcats advanced to the area round of the playoffs on Saturday afternoon following a 52-24 victory over Coppell in the bi-district round.
Guyer (8-2, 5-1) drove 53 yards and scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass to D’Marcus Howard from Eli Stowers to take a 7-0 lead early on.
The Wildcats made it 14-0 when Byron Phillips broke a 39-yard run with 6:33 to play in the first quarter.
Coppell answered with a field goal, but Guyer came right back and made it 21-3 on a 1-yard run from Phillips.
Michael Mayfield then kicked a 33-yard field goal to make it 24-3 Guyer with 8:12 left to play in the second quarter.
Coppell then scored two unanswered touchdowns to make it 24-17 at the half for Guyer.
The Cowboys actually tied it up less than two minutes into the third quarter, before Guyer regained the lead on a 96-yard drive, capped off by a 7-yard run from Phillips.
Phillips rushed for 209 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game for the Wildcats.
It was then the defense’s turn to get in on the act, as Marquan Pope intercepted a pass and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown to make it 38-24 Guyer, and Tiyon Alridge added a 2-yard touchdown run to make it 45-24 at the end of three.
In the fourth quarter, Ryan Fritcher scored on a 4-yard run to finish out the game for the Wildcats.
Guyer will face Arlington in the area round at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) December 12, 2020
Prosper 38, Marcus 19
The season came to an end for the undefeated Marcus football team on Saturday afternoon, as the Marauders fell in the bi-district round to Prosper by a score of 38-19.
Marcus was without starting quarterback Garrett Nussmeier (LSU) due to a hand injury.
After getting down 10-0 early to the Eagles, Marcus (9-1, 6-0) scored on a 13-yard touchdown pass to J. Michael Sturdivant from Jaxxon Warren to make it 10-7 Prosper.
The Eagles extended their lead to 17-7, but Marcus answered with a touchdown pass to Christian Espinoza from Warren to make it 17-13 and that was the score at halftime.
Prosper scored 14 unanswered points to take a 31-13 lead early in the fourth quarter, before the Marauders drove 75 yards and scored on a 1-yard run from Tyler Gainey.
Prosper would score once more before the game ended.
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