Plano East 30, Marcus 18
Marcus came up a bit short in its season finale on Friday night, falling to Plano East by a score of 30-18.
The Marauders had already clinched a playoff berth heading into the game.
A pair of field goals gave the Panthers a 6-0 lead early on, and they tacked on a touchdown to give East a 13-0 lead with 3:39 to play in the first quarter.
Owen Gall kicked a 25-yard field goal just before the half to make it 13-3 Plano East.
In the third quarter, Dane Parlin hit Rhett Garza on a 46-yard touchdown pass and then completed a two-point conversion pass to Cooper Campbell to make it 13-11.
East answered with a field goal, and it was 16-11 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Panthers scored again to make it 23-11, but Marcus answered with a 43-yard touchdown pass from Parlin to Charlie Bergeson to bring the game to within 5 points.
Unfortunately, the Marauders could not complete the comeback.
Parlin passed for 327 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Marcus (4-6, 4-3) will open the playoffs at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at McKinney.
Plano East 23, Marcus 18 @ 5:09/4th@MarcusFootball fires back in just 3 plays! Dane Parlin goes deep again and he hits Charlie Bergeson for a 43yd TD to pull the Marauders back within 5. pic.twitter.com/ZEY1vhlrwy
— Matt Welch (@MWelchSLM) November 4, 2023
Lewisville 32, Hebron 10
Lewisville finished up the regular season on a high note, defeating Hebron by a score of 32-10.
Eric Arias kicked a 38-yard field goal to give the Fighting Farmers a 3-0 lead, but Hebron scored a touchdown to make it 7-3 Hawks in the first.
Lewisville answered with a 5-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown from Mark Cooper, and the Farmers led 10-7 at the end of one.
With three minutes to play in the first half, Hebron tied the game back up with a field goal, but Arias answered with a 31-yard field goal to give Lewisville a 13-10 lead heading into halftime.
The Farmers scored on their opening possession of the third quarter on a 1-yard run from Viron Ellison to give Lewisville a 19-10 lead, and Ethan Terrell scored on an 8-yard scamper to make it 26-10 Lewisville.
In the fourth, Terrell tossed a touchdown pass to Tenel Hill for 25 yards to make it 32-10 in favor of Lewisville.
The Farmers (8-2, 6-1) will open the postseason against Allen High School on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at Plano ISD Clark Stadium.
Flower Mound 56, Plano West 14
The Jags ended the season with a bang, defeating Plano East by a score of 56-14.
Jake Watson hit Peyton Stadler on a 6-yard touchdown pass to get things going for Flower Mound, but a West touchdown tied the game at 7 apiece.
The Jaguars answered with a 4-yard touchdown run from Stadler and led 14-7.
Following a missed field goal from West, Watson hit Noah Erdman on a 27-yard pass to take a 21-7 lead into the second quarter.
The defense then got in on the act, as Donald Baker returned a fumble 46 yards for a touchdown, followed by a 49-yard pass from Watson to Carter Massey to make it 35-7 Jags.
West then scored to make it 35-14 heading into the break.
Erdman scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter, and a successful 2-point conversion made it 42-14 Flower Mound.
Erdman then connected with Noah Spinks on a 28-yard touchdown pass to make it 49-14 Flower Mound.
Following an Elijah Luneke interception, Flower Mound extended it’s lead when Watson hit Lucas Ritzert on an 18-yard touchdown pass to make it 56-14 Flower Mound.
Watson passed for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns in the game.
The Jaguars (5-5, 3-4) did not make the playoffs this season.
Argyle 59, Carrollton Creekview 0
Argyle sailed to victory over Creekview on Thursday night, shutting out the Mustangs, and capping an undefeated district championship.
It was the second week in a row Argyle won by a score of 59-0.
Jake Krekeler scored on a 16-yard run to start things off for the Eagles, and scored on an 2-yard run less than 3 minutes later.
Maguire Gasperson then hit Krekeler on a 13-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-0 Argyle after one.
In the second quarter, Gasperson hit Lane Stewart on a 28-yard touchdown pass to give Argyle a 28-0 lead, and a 5-yard run from Chase Bagley made it 35-0.
Gasperson connected with Will Krzysiak for a 22-yard touchdown pass, and Anthony Ruvalcaba kicked a 22-yard field goal to give Argyle a 45-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Jarrett Waggoner hit Jaxon Greene on a 28-yard touchdown pass to make it 52-0 Argyle, and with 7:23 to play in the fourth, Waggoner completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Ben Godfrey give Argyle a 59-0 lead.
Argyle (7-2, 6-0) will open the playoffs at home on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. against O.D. Wyatt.
— The Talon News (@TheTalonNews) November 3, 2023
Guyer 42, Rock Hill 14
Guyer wrapped up the regular season on a high note, defeating Prosper Rock Hill by score of 42-14.
The Wildcats scored three, first-half touchdowns, including a reception from Josiah Martin, along with a big special teams play, as Ashton Popa returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
Guyer led 21-7 at the end of the first half.
The Wildcats scored 21 points in the second half as well, including a 3-yard run from DJ Black.
Guyer (7-3, 5-2) will open the playoffs at Coppell at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10.
Liberty Christian 49, Lubbock Trinity Christian 7
Jason Witten’s Liberty Christian Warriors wrapped up an undefeated season Thursday, holding Lubbock Trinity Christian to one score.
Chase Garnett got things going for the Warriors on a 3-yard run to make it 7-0, but Trinity Christian came right back and tied it up.
Liberty Christian answered with a 53-yard touchdown pass from Cole Welliver to Brady Janusek, and then Welliver hit Michael Stump on a 3-yard pass to make it 21-7 Liberty.
With three minutes to play in the half, Welliver tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Quinton Brown, and Liberty led 28-7 at the break.
Brown came through on special teams in the third quarter, returning a kickoff 101 yards for a score, and Welliver threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Hawkins to close out scoring for the night.
Liberty Christian (10-0, 5-0) will open up the postseason at home on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. against Bishop Dunne
— Warrior Football (@LCS__Football) November 3, 2023
Denton Ryan 28, Northwest 14
Northwest came up a bit short in it’s season finale on Thursday night, falling 28-14 to Denton Ryan.
The Texans got off to a good start when Nate Jean rushed for a 7-yard score to give Northwest the lead early on.
The Raiders scored three unanswered touchdowns of their own to take a 21-7 lead into the half.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Chad Phillips returned a blocked field goal attempt 88-yards for Northwest to bring the game to within seven points.
Ryan answered with a touchdown of its own five minutes later and led 28-14 with 6:19 to play and held on for the victory.
Northwest (8-2, 6-2) will face the loser of the Red Oak/Midlothian game in the bi-district round of the playoffs at a time and date to be determined.