Marcus 40, Lewisville 27
The 36th annual Battle of the Axe game turned out to be quite the dogfight, as Marcus emerged victorious, handing the Farmers their first loss of the season.
After forcing Lewisville to punt on its opening possession of the game, Marcus took a 3-0 lead when Michael Petro drilled a 51-yard field goal.
The Farmers answered with a field goal to tie things up and then took a 10-3 lead early in the second quarter.
On the ensuing drive, Marcus drove 75 yards and scored on a 2-yard run from Gabe Espinoza.
After an interception, Petro kicked a 38-yard field goal at the end of the first half to take a 13-10 lead into the break.
Lewisville answered with a field goal of its own in the third quarter to tie things back up, before Jaxxon Warren connected with Ashton Cozart for 21 yards to make it 20-13.
Marcus then recovered a Lewisville fumble and scored again on a Warren pass to Dallas Dudley for 30 yards, and Walker wells scored on a 6-yard run to make it 33-13.
Warren hit Isaac Khattab for 25 yards to make it 40-20 in the fourth, and the Marauders held on to win 40-27.
The Marauders scored a total of 17 points off of turnovers, while staying perfect on their side of the ball.
Marcus (7-2, 5-1) will travel to Plano East at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4.
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Flower Mound 39, Plano 28
The Jags went back and fourth with Plano on Friday night, but eventually pulled away for a 39-28 victory.
Flower Mound scored first in the game on a 13-yard quarterback sneak from Nick Evers to make it 7-0 heading into the second quarter.
Evers hit Jack Peterson on a 2-yard pass to extend Flower Mound’s lead to 14 points before Plano scored twice to take a 15-14 lead into halftime.
Plano scored first in the second half to make it 22-14, but Flower Mound answered when Evers hit Walker Mulkey on a 19-yard touchdown pass.
Evers then hooked up with Mulkey on a 26-yard pass to make it 29-22 after three.
Early in the fourth quarter, Reagan Tubbs kicked a 26-yard field goal to extend Flower Mound’s lead to 10 and then Peyton Porter broke a 53-yard run to make it 39-22 Flower Mound.
The Jaguars (4-5, 3-3) will host Coppell at 7 p.m. on Friday Nov. 5 in its season finale and a game that will likely determine the fourth and final playoff spot in 6-6A.
Northwest 42, Brewer 17
Brewer jumped out to an early lead on Friday night, but Northwest rebounded, claiming at least a share of the district title in the process.
The Bears took a 10-0 lead in the game before Northwest answered with a touchdown of its own on a 9-yard scamper from Jake Strong.
The Texans took their first lead of the game when Strong completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Logan Jeskevic.
Strong hit Kenan Reil on a 4-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-10 Northwest, which was the score at halftime.
Brewer scored first in the third quarter, but Northwest answered with a 66-yard drive and scored on an 8-yard run from Strong.
The Texans made it 35-17 on a 25-yard run from Kyle Cummings and scored again with under three minutes to play in the game on a 1-yard run from Ricard Dyer.
Northwest (7-2, 6-0) will host Azle at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Argyle 48, Kaufman 21
Argyle took a 24-0 first quarter lead on Friday night and never looked back, defeating Kaufman by a score of 48-21.
Peyton Shoemake got things going for the Eagles, scoring on an 18-yard run to make it 7-0.
Caden Dodson kicked a 29-yard field goal and then Jett Copeland scored on a 1-yard run to make it 17-0 Argyle.
With 20 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Shoemake scored again, this time on a 16-yard run and the score was 24-0 Argyle at the end of one.
Kaufman got on the board in the second to make it 24-7, before Alex Moeller rushed for a 7-yard touchdown followed by a Copeland pass to Ward McCollum for 23 yards to make it 38-7 at the half.
Kaufman scored two unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to make it 38-21, before Copeland hit Hayden Stewart on an 26-yard touchdown pass to put Argyle up 45-21.
Dodson kicked a 39-yard field goal with 2:22 to play to make it 48-21.
Argyle (8-1, 4-1) will host Paris at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 in its season finale.
Fort Worth Christian 67, Coram Deo 6
Coram Deo struggled on Friday, losing to Fort Worth Christian and moving to 1-2 in district competition.
The one bright spot for the Lions in the game came in the fourth quarter when Luke Newton hit Hadley Crafton on a 21-yard touchdown pass for Coram Deo’s only score of the game.
The Lions (5-4, 1-2) will wrap up the regular season at 7 p.m. on Friday Nov. 5 when they host Fort Worth Southwest Christian at John Paul II High School.
Bishop Lynch 20, Liberty Christian 17
The Liberty Christian Warriors came up just short on Friday night, losing to Bishop Lynch by a score of 20-17.
Liberty Christian (1-8, 0-6) will host John Paul II at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 in its season finale.
Guyer 45, Little Elm 31
Guyer jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead on Thursday night and never looked back, defeating Little Elm and continuing their momentum as they head to the playoffs.
Byron Phillips scored on a 1-yard run to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead early on, and Jackson Arnold broke a 59-yard run to make it 14-0 less than three minutes later.
The Wildcat defense then came up big, when Eli Bowen returned an interception 32-yards for a touchdown.
Little Elm got on the board, and Guyer led 21-7 at the end of one.
Arnold connected with Phillips on a 39-yard touchdown pass early in the second to make it 28-7 Guyer, but the Lobos answered with a touchdown of their own to cut Guyer’s lead in half.
Phillips then scored a 28-yard run to make it 35-14 Guyer, and the Wildcats led 35-17 going into the half.
Little Elm scored first in the third quarter, making it 35-23 Guyer, but the Wildcats came right back and scored on a 4-yard run from Jackson Foster to make it 42-23 with 5:32 to play in the third.
Jaxon Pirtile then kicked a 31-yard field goal to make it 45-23 in the fourth, but Little Elm responded with a touchdown to pull within two scores of Guyer.
It was too late, however, as the Wildcats held on for the victory.
Guyer (9-1, 5-1) will open the playoffs next week at a time, date and location to be determined.
Check back on Friday night for more local scores.