Argyle 37, Melissa 18
The Eagles opened the season with a victory on Friday night, downing rival Melissa.
Argyle jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, when Jacob Robinson hit Wayne Pritts on a 48-yard touchdown pass.
Melissa came back and took an 8-7 lead, but Argyle answered on a 10-yard RJ Bunnell run to make it 14-8 lead for the Eagles.
Melissa responded with a touchdown of its own to regain the lead 15-14 and added a field goal to make it 18-14 late in the first quarter.
With 8:24 remaining in the second quarter, Robinson hit Will Hodson for 22 yards to take the lead back for Argyle, and with under three minutes to play in the half, John Gailey hit Hodson on a 36-yard touchdown pass to extend Argyle’s lead to nine.
With 3:30 remaining in the third quarter, Bunnell broke an 82-yard touchdown run to make it 34-18 Argyle.
The Eagles extended their lead on a 23-yard field goal from Carter Buxton.
Bunnell finished the game with 153 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Argyle (1-0, 0-0) will travel to Lucas at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 to take on Lovejoy.
Liberty Christian 28, Prestonwood Christian 7
Jason Witten’s Warriors started off the season in impressive fashion, defeating Prestonwood Christian on Friday night.
Quinton Brown got things started for LCS, returning a kickoff 97-yards to give Liberty a 7-0 lead.
In the second, Jacob Vaughan connected with Brady Janusek on a 90-yard touchdown pass to take a 14-0 lead.
Less than three minutes later, Brown scored on a 4-yard run to make it 21-0 Warriors, and with less than a minute to go into the half, Vaughan and Janusek hooked up again, this time on a 39-yard pass to give Liberty Christian a 28-0 halftime lead.
Prestonwood got on the board in the third quarter, but could not come back against the Warriors.
Liberty Christian (1-0, 0-0) will travel to North Dallas at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 to play the Episcopal School of Dallas.
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Highland Park 38, Marcus 24
The Marauders came up short in their season opener at Highland Park on Friday night.
The Scots jumped out to a 7-0 lead early on, but Michael Petro cut the Marauders’ deficit to 4 with a 22-yard field goal to make it 7-3.
Highland Park answered with a field goal of their own, before Cole Welliver threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Chance Sautter to the tie the game 10-10 heading into the half.
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The Scots scored 14 unanswered points to make it 24-10 in the third, but Marcus answered with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Welliver to Ashton Cozart to make it 24-17 heading into the fourth quarter.
Chance Banner then scored on a 3-yard run to tie the game at 24 each.
The Scots regained the lead with 8:52 to play in the game, however, and scored again with less than two minutes to play to put the game out of reach.
Marcus (0-1, 0-0) will host Southlake Carroll at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2.
Northwest 44, Prosper Rock Hill 14
The Texans took a 17-0 first quarter lead on Friday night and never looked back, knocking off Prosper Rock Hill in its season opener.
Holden Bodie got things started for the Texans by returning an intercepted pass 38-yards for a touchdown just over a minute into the game, and Greyson Steele kicked a 26-yard field goal to make it 10-0 Northwest less than four minutes in.
Jake Strong rushed for a 3-yard touchdown late in the first quarter as Northwest led by three scores after one.
In the second, Rock Hill got an early touchdown, but Steele added his second and third field goals of the evening (33,37) to make it 23-7 Northwest at the half.
In the third, Strong connected with Joseph Rivas for 22 yards to make it 30-7 Texans heading into the fourth.
Strong then hit Kenan Reil on a 23-yard pass followed by a 2-yard scamper from Kyle Cummings to make it 44-7 Northwest.
Rock Hill was able to add a touchdown late.
Northwest (1-0, 0-0) will host McKinney North at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9.
Coram Deo 14, Colleyville Covenant 12
Coram Deo got off on the right foot on Friday night, squeaking by Covenant Cristian Academy in its regular season opener.
The Lions took an 8-0 lead early on, and a Keegan Luna field goal made the score 11-0 going into the break.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Covenant scored a touchdown with seven minutes to go in the fourth to make it an 11-6 game.
Luna then drilled a 37-yard field goal to extend Coram Deo’s lead to 14-6 with four minutes to play in the game.
The Cougars got the ball back and scored with under a minute to play in the fourth, but a failed 2-point conversion attempt allowed Coram Deo to hold on for the victory.
The Lions (1-0, 0-0) will host Greenhill School at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2.
Guyer 47, Rockwall Heath 14
The Guyer football team got the season off to a good start on Thursday night, soundly defeating Rockwall-Heath.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 7-0 lead against Heath when Jackson Arnold hit Landon Sides on a 63-yard touchdown pass in the opening minute of the game.
Caleb Darthard then had a 51-yard interception return for Guyer to make it 13-0, but a Hawks touchdown had the game at 13-7 heading into the second quarter.
The defense came up big again with 8:25 to go in the first half when Eli Bowen returned a fumble 38 yards to make it 20-7 Guyer.
Just over two minutes later, Arnold connected with Sides again, this time on a 23-yard touchdown pass, and the Wildcats led 26-7.
With 4:12 remaining in the half, the defense stepped up again when Peyton Bowen scored on a 75-yard interception return and Guyer led 33-7 at the break.
Heath made it 33-14 early in the third quarter, but Guyer answered with a 64-yard touchdown run from Arnold with 6:17 to play in the third.
Guyer drove 81-yards near the end of the third quarter and scored when Arnold hooked up with Eli Bowen on an 18-yard touchdown pass to make it 47-14 heading into the fourth quarter.
Arnold finished game with 204 yards passing and three touchdowns, along with 87 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Guyer (1-0, 0-0) will travel to 5A powerhouse Aledo at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2.
That’s a wrap from Denton!
We’ll be back in Week 2 with Azle vs. Grapevine. Good night! pic.twitter.com/FBuE027sHJ
— CW33 TV (@CW33) August 26, 2022
Keller Fossil Ridge 37, Flower Mound 21
Flower Mound came up a little short in its season opener on Thursday night in Keller.
Ridge jumped out a 16-0 first quarter lead, before Addison Wells broke a 27-yard touchdown run to make it 16-7 heading into the second.
The Panthers scored again late in the second quarter to make it 23-7 heading into halftime.
With 5:16 remaining in the third quarter, Yale Erdman hit Walker Mulkey on an 8-yard pass to cut the deficit to 9 points, but Fossil Ridge answered with two straight touchdowns to make it 37-14 late in fourth quarter.
With 1:38 remaining in the game, Erdman connected with Jason Welch for a 28-yard touchdown pass to make it 37-21.
Flower Mound (0-1, 0-0) will travel to Lake Highlands at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2.
— Officer LoBello (@FMHS_SRO) August 26, 2022