Burleson Centennial 28, Northwest 27
It was a back-and-forth battle between two of the state’s top 5A programs on Saturday afternoon, but Centennial emerged victorious.
The No. 23 Texans (MaxPreps) jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on a 27-yard touchdown pass from Jake Strong to Kenan Reil and a 22-yard run from Kyle Cummings.
No. 8 Centennial (Max Preps) responded with two touchdowns of its own in the second quarter, and the game was knotted at 14 at the break.
In the third quarter, Northwest regained the lead on a 16-yard pick six from Holden Bodie to make it 21-14 Northwest.
Centennial tied it up again at the 6:13 mark of the third quarter, but the Texans answered with just over a minute to play in the third on a 28-yard run from Cummings.
A missed PAT made it 27-21 Northwest.
Centennial took its first lead at the 11:09 mark of the fourth quarter, and were able to hold on for the win.
Northwest (6-3, 5-2) will close out the season at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Denton Ryan.
Argyle 38, Denton 0
Argyle clinched the top playoff seed in 3-5A on Friday night, shutting out Denton.
Landon Farris broke a 59-yard run to give Argyle an early lead, and RJ Bunnell scored on a 3-yard rush to make it 14-0 at the end of one.
John Gailey hit Will Hodson on a 50-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, and Bunnell made it 28-0 on a 10-yard run.
With under two minutes to play in the half, Farris scored on a 10-yard run of his own to make it 35-0 Argyle at halftime.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Carter Buxton kicked a 32-yard field goal to make it 38-0 Argyle early in the fourth quarter.
Argyle (9-0, 5-0) will host Creekview at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.
9-0 & District Champs! ??
— Argyle ISD (@ArgyleISD) October 29, 2022
Marcus 31, Plano 14
The Marauders clinched a postseason berth on Friday night with a 31-14 victory over Plano.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Marcus took a 7-0 lead on a 2-yard run from Cole Welliver.
Ben Perlmutter then scored on a 2-yard run to make it 14-0 with 5:57 left to play in the second quarter.
Plano scored before the break and Marcus led 14-6 heading into the second half.
The Wildcats tied it up early in the third, but Marcus regained the lead on a 73-yard touchdown pass from Welliver to Isaac Khattab.
Reef Ingram booted a 26-yard field goal with 7:05 remaining in the fourth to extend Marcus’ lead to 10 points.
Perlmutter sealed the victory for the Marauders with 2:25 to play in the fourth on an 8-yard run.
Marcus (5-4, 4-2) will host Plano East at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.
.@kappler_sam, aka Lil’ Kapp, provides the postgame chant assist tonight following @MarcusFootball’s playoff-clinching 31-14 victory over Plano.#STCDA #ELITE #UNCOMMON #ProtectTheM #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/kZbBuUxdkZ
— Marcus Football (@MarcusFootball) October 29, 2022
Lewisville 38, Plano East 14
The Farmers won the 6-6A championship and remain undefeated in district competition with a 38-14 victory over Plano East on Friday night.
Ethan Terrell got things going for Lewisville, scoring on a 22-yard run.
Cameren Jenkins then returned a fumble 10 yards and Jaydan Hardy scored on a 2-point conversion to make it 15-0 Farmers.
Less than three minutes into the second quarter, Freddy Joya kicked a 34-yard field goal to make it 18-0 Lewisville at the half.
Terrell broke a 53-yard run 14 seconds into the third quarter to give the Farmers a 25-0 lead, and a 14-yard run four minutes later to make it 32-0 Lewisville.
With 3:22 to play in the fourth, Zephen Walker scored on a 1-yard run to make it 38-0.
East scored two touchdowns late, but could not mount a comeback.
Terrell finished the game with 108 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns.
Lewisville (8-1, 6-0) will host Hebron at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.
Final: Lewisville 38, Plano East 14
Lewisville wins District 6-6A title. The Farmers win first outright District title since 2001.
— David Wolman (@david_wolmanFWS) October 29, 2022
Liberty Christian 31, FW All Saints 0
Liberty Christian won the TAPPS Division II District 1 championship on Friday night with a resounding victory over All Saints.
After jumping out a 3-0 lead, Michael Stump booted a 30-yard field goal to make it 6-0 Warriors.
Liberty Christian took a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter on a 36-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Stump kicked another 30-yard field goal with under a minute to play in the first half and Liberty Christian led 16-0 at the half.
Liberty Christian scored on a safety with five minutes to play in the third, and with 11 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Jacob Vaughan connected with Quinton Brown on a 24-yard touchdown pass.
With a minute to play in the fourth, Vaughan completed a 3-yard pass to Stump to make it 31-0.
Liberty Christian wrapped up the regular season with a 9-1 overall record, and went 4-0 in district.
Coppell 39, Flower Mound 21
Flower Mound came up short to the Coppell Cowboys on Friday night.
The Cowboys jumped out to a 15-0 lead early on, but Flower Mound cut the deficit to eight points with under a minute to play in the first quarter on an 18-yard quarterback keeper from Yale Erdman.
Coppell scored again early in the second, but Flower Mound answered with a 3-yard run from Erdman to make it 22-14 at the half.
Coppell scored again to give the Cowboys a 29-14 lead with 6:44 to play in the third quarter.
Flower Mound responded with a 48-yard touchdown pass to Caden Jensen from Erdman to make it 29-21.
The Cowboys came right back with 5:50 left in the fourth quarter to give them a 36-21 lead, and a late field goal gave Coppell a 39-21 lead.
Flower Mound (2-7, 2-4) will wrap up the regular season at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Plano West.
Guyer 42, McKinney 21
The only playoff certainty heading into 5-6A competition this weekend was that if the Guyer football team defeated McKinney on Thursday night, they would win a district championship.
The Wildcats rose to the occasion.
Guyer took a 21-7 lead into halftime against the Lions and never looked back, winning 42-21 to clinch the 5-6A title.
An early omen of the Wildcats good fortune would come on the opening kickoff, when Peyton Bowen returned the ball 84 yards for a touchdown to give Guyer a 7-0 lead.
Three minutes later, Jackson Arnold connected with Josiah Martin on a 33-yard touchdown pass and Guyer led 14-7 at the end of one.
In the second quarter, Arnold and Martin hooked up again on a 10-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-7 Wildcats at the break.
With 6:06 remaining in the third quarter, Arnold hit Landon Sides on an 84-yard touchdown pass to give Guyer a 28-7 lead.
McKinney answered with a touchdown to make it 28-14 Guyer, but the Wildcats responded with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Arnold to Sides to give Guyer a 35-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.
McKinney brought it to within 14 points once again, but Guyer came right back and scored on an Arnold 6-yard keeper to make it 42-21 less than a minute later.
Guyer (9-0, 6-0) will wrap up the regular season at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 when they host Frisco Rock Hill.
Jackson Arnold & Landon Sides doing what they do for Guyer. PAT good!
Denton Guyer 35
McKinney High 14
— Matthew Alan Brice (@KingMathias81) October 28, 2022