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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Guyer moves up, Argyle stays put in latest AP Poll

Guyer’s lopsided defeat of Wichita Falls Rider helped the Wildcats move up one spot in this week’s Associated Press poll, but Argyle maintained its ranking after a big win against Celina.

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Weekend Recap: A win for you, and you, and…

David Haynes and the Wildcats bowled over the Wichita Falls Rider in a Week Two matchup between old District 5-4A rivals. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)

For the second straight week, defeat is a word that hasn’t been associated with many of our local teams. The area’s heavy hitters came up with solid performances for a second straight week, including another undefeated weekend for Denton ISD’s teams.

In the area, Argyle and Lake Dallas came up with huge victories against some good ball clubs.

My usual Monday-morning accomplice, Adam Boedeker, is still getting back from vacation with his family so I’ll be riding solo today in this installment of the weekend recap.

Let’s take a look back at a very good weekend for the area.

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Three takes: Wylie East-Ryan

Ryan sophomore Tyreke Davis stepped in at running back and came up with a big performance in Ryan's 36-26 win over Wylie East on Thursday night at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. (Special Contributor/Matt Garnett)

Any time the topic of youth was brought up to Ryan head coach Dave Henigan, his responses were pretty much uniform.

Each time the first-year Ryan head coach said that yes, the Raiders were young, but they would be fine. Well, I have a feeling he was on to something.

Ryan closed out the nondistrict portion of the schedule with a 36-26 win against Wylie East on homecoming night. While Ryan enjoys a Friday night off, here are the three things that stand out the most from Thursday night’s victory.

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Halftime thoughts: Ryan 15, Wylie East 7

It’s halftime here at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

Ryan leads Wylie East 15-7 in the final nondistrict game for Ryan.

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Ryan’s Dave Henigan talks about nondistrict play, Wylie East (VIDEO)

Dave Henigan picked up his first win as Ryan’s head coach last week against Hebron. In this week’s video interview (which we probably should have called Coach’s Corner or something like that), he talks about nondistrict play and tonight’s matchup against Wylie East. If that’s not enticing enough, there’s also a couple highlights from the win over Hebron.

 

What you need to know: Wylie East

 

Wylie East got the best of Ryan in the 2012 matchup between the two teams. But Ryan won last year's game, 37-10, evening the series between the two schools that continues tonight. (DRC file photo)

It doesn’t feel like it the season is already two weeks old. The first scrimmage feels like it happened last week, yet we’re hours away from Week Three of the high school football season.

Well, to be honest, every season always feels like it’s going by too quickly.

And after tonight, the nondistrict portion of Ryan’s schedule will be gone along with the first 30 percent of the season.

Ryan closes out nondistrict play at home with a Thursday night contest against Wylie East. For those of you who have were anticipating this blog to drop on Wednesday night, my apologies for not getting it out there sooner. I’d like to blame the short week, but this is the wrong business to be in if you want to make excuses.

All right. No more waiting. Here’s what you need to know about the Wylie East Raiders.

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Argyle up, Guyer down in AP poll; Sanger gets a vote

A win didn’t help Guyer hold on to its previous ranking in the Associated Press Class 6A poll.

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Weekend Recap: Everyone’s a winner

Argyle senior running back Nick Ralson and the Eagles picked up a 42-35 win over Denison in the Southwest Showcase on Friday at AT&T Stadium. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)

Most area high school football fans slept easy on Friday night.

The area picked up many wins across the board, with a couple of schools opting for a dramatic victory.

Guyer needed a last-second field goal to knock off one of the top teams in Class 5A, while Ryan kept its first win of the season fully slipping away (I talked about that here the other day).

Well, you know the drill. Adam Boedeker and I break down the area’s top games in this week’s installment of the Weekend Recap.

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