What you need to know: Keller Central

Guyer senior wide receivers Adam Scott and Alex Honey celebrate Honey's touchdown catch in last week's 43-3 win over Keller Fossil Ridge. (Michael Clements/For the Record-Chronicle)

The Guyer Wildcats made a big statement a week ago with a resounding 43-3 win over previously unbeaten Keller Fossil Ridge, and now they try to carry that over against a pretty dangerous Keller Central team that already beat Ryan earlier this year after forcing five turnovers.

The Wildcats haven’t lost a district game since 2011 when they lost two, one of which was to Central and its unique 3-3 stack defensive set. This year’s seniors were freshmen then and not on varsity, so you can throw the revenge thing out the window, but you can bet the Guyer coaches remember what went wrong in that game.

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Weekend recap: Statement wins for all!

 

Guyer defensive lineman Isiah Correa (46) sacks Fossil Ridge quarterback Bryce Baccarini (4) during a high school football game in C. H. Collins Stadium in Denton, Texas on October 10, 2014. (Michael Clements/For the Record-Chronicle)

Several area teams scored big victories this week, as Guyer, Denton and Liberty Christian had what you might call “statement wins.”

Guyer put a thorough whuppin’ on what many believe is the second-best team in District 5-6A. Denton kept its foot on the pedal toward a 6-0 start, and Liberty Christian made a long road trip to face a formidable opponent and came home with a win.

Want Steve Gamel’s and my thoughts on these and some other area games? Well, you came to the right place.

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What you need to know: Keller Fossil Ridge

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson runs the ball in last week's win over Justin Northwest. (Matt Garnett/For the Record-Chronicle)

After playing a couple of lesser teams Guyer looked to be on its way to dominating before the games got close late, the Wildcats come into Friday night’s matchup with Keller Fossil Ridge with no surprise in store.

It’s pretty much a well known fact this game is likely to decide the District 5-6A title as both teams are 2-0 in district play and Fossil Ridge is undefeated on the year while Guyer has one loss to top-ranked Allen.

It’s a high-profile game in the state this week, and Guyer will be looking to step up its game from the past two weeks in close victories over Keller and Justin Northwest.

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Weekend Recap: Denton ISD, where winners live

Denton junior running back Xavier Scott breaks free against Saginaw Boswell on Friday en route to a huge night in a huge Denton win. (James Coreas/For the Record-Chronicle)

All three Denton ISD teams came home Friday night with wins under their belts, and all three wins were meaningful district victories.

Take a look at the weekend recap with yours truly, and our new full-time Ryan beat writer, the legendary Steve Gamel.

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Halftime thoughts: Keller Central 14, Ryan 8

It’s halftime here at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex. Keller Central leads Ryan 14-8 in the District 5-6A opener for both schools.

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What you need to know: Keller Central

Keller Central quarterback Jake McClurg and the Chargers square off against Ryan in tonight's District 5-6A opener. (The Dallas Morning News file photo)

Ryan head coach Dave Henigan likes to break the football schedule into three seasons.

There’s nondistrict (Season One), district (Season Two) and the postseason (Season Three), all riveting portions of a sitcom that could be called “Hen’s Flock.”

I’d definitely watch it, especially if it included great moments like this:

I mean, how could you not watch?

Well, Season One is in the books. Ryan starts Season Two on Friday night against Keller Central in the district opener for both schools.

Here’s what you need to know about the Keller Central Chargers.

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Coach’s Corner: Tyreke Davis becoming dual threat for Ryan (VIDEO)

Prior to last week’s week of rest for the Ryan football team, the Raiders picked up a decisive win against Wylie East.

Ryan sophomore Tyreke Davis played a big role in the Raiders’ nondistrict win in Week Three. The starting Ryan linebacker filled in at running back for the Raiders. Ryan head coach Dave Henigan talks about the sophomore’s importance to the team as it begins District 5-6A play this week against Keller Central.

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Weekend Recap: Area thrives while the city sleeps

 

Lake Dallas junior quarterback Dagan Haehn had a big night as the Falcons defeated Dallas Kimball in Week Four action. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)

If you wanted to see a good high school football game last week, you had to go outside Denton’s city limits. All three Denton ISD teams were off last Friday as they prepared for the start of district play.

That put the spotlight on the teams around the area. And they didn’t waste their opportunities to shine.

Adam Boedeker and I take a look at some of the big games around the area in this Denton ISD-free edition of the Weekend Recap.

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Argyle moves up in AP poll, Guyer holds after bye week

After Lubbock Cooper upset top-ranked Stephenville on national television last Thursday, everybody figured a new team would take the top spot in the Associated Press’ Class 4A state poll.

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Ryan notes: Murray out with broken hand, Gordon’s back, Laws visits Oklahoma

One of Ryan's leading wide receiver, senior Jordan Murray (above), is out for six weeks after he suffered a broken hand against Wylie East. (Special Contributor/Maegan Puetz)

Ryan didn’t have many returning offensive starters at the start of this season. And as the season hits Week Four, those numbers keep on dwindling.

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