Last week, Coppell and Flower Mound were the only two undefeated teams in District 5-5A. Flower Mound, perhaps one of the more surprising teams in the area, suffered its first loss of the season against a potent Colleyville Heritage squad. Coppell earned a No.10 ranking in Class 5A by the Associated Press after the Cowboys defeated Rockwall 40-3.
With the win, Coppell earns this week’s top spot in the power rankings, with Hebron jumping up to No.2 and the Jaguars dropping to No.3.
1. Coppell (3-0). Last week: d. Rockwall, 40-3.
At this point in the season, rankings in state polls don’t mean a whole lot. But No. 10 Coppell has looked impressive in the games in its first three games of the season. Granted, the Cowboys aren’t playing the toughest competition, but they’re not playing terrible teams either. Coppell is allowing 5.7 points per game and has only surrendered two touchdowns this season. It may have something to do with cutting down wood, or another metaphor that fits better.
2. Hebron (2-1). Last week: d. Keller Fossil Ridge, 34-7.
After an opening week loss to Abilene, Hebron’s bounced back with two straight wins. In wins against Mansfield Timberview and Keller Fossil Ridge, Hebron’s offense scored at least 30 points behind the efforts of running back Dezmond Wortham. Wortham is averaging 146.3 yards per game according to The Dallas Morning News. The Hawks will be tested by undefeated Allen this week.
3. Flower Mound (2-1). Last week: lost to Colleyville Heritage, 35-14.
Flower Mound’s surprising start under new head coach Dane Johnson hit a huge bump in the form of Colleyville Heritage. Going up against a quarterback like Cody Thomas will do that to teams, and Flower Mound witnessed Thomas’ skill last Friday night. Still, for a team coming off a 3-7 season and only returning three starters on offense and defense, this team looks like it will surpass everybody’s expectations this season.
4. Ryan (1-2). Last week: lost to Wylie East, 34-31.
For the third straight week, Ryan provided its home fans with an exciting game. Unfortunately for the Ryan faithful, it was the second straight loss for Ryan, who lost to a Class 4A team in back-to-back weeks. While the depth wasn’t there for Wylie East, East had plenty of top-caliber athletes on its roster, especially Quan Jones and Marcell Ateman. While this shouldn’t be surprising for a young team, things don’t look good so far considering Ryan has lost two of its first three games and has yet to face a Class 5A opponent.
5. Lewisville (1-2). Last week: d. Irving, 24-10.
Lewisville ensured it would not be winless after defeating Irving (which is coached by former Ryan assistant Aaron De La Torre). The Fighting Farmers fought their way out of the cellar of the rankings with the win. Lewisville scored the game’s final 14 points on two 44-yard rushing TDs by Deandre Brown. For a team that went winless in district play last season and a team with a new coaching regime, that first win could spark some life into the program.
6. Flower Mound Marcus (0-3). Last week: lost to Guyer, 27-14.
Guyer finally picked up its first week of the season at the expense of Flower Mound Marcus. The Marauders are led by sophomore quarterback Cade Erwin, who took over for his brother after he went down with an ACL injury.The Marauders only picked up 181 yards of total offense last week. The defense allowed 598 yards. That combination almost guarantees a loss.