Tonight’s volleyball match between Argyle and Decatur could serve as a glimpse of what to expect this postseason.
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.
Argyle junior tight end J.C. Chalk and his father have joked about receiving offers from a school in each of the top five conferences in college football.
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.
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.
When we saw first installment of the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s state volleyball poll, we were a little shocked.
Guyer may have opened the season with a 14-point loss against one of the nation’s best teams, but the Wildcats’ performance was apparently good enough to keep them ranked as one of the top 10 teams in Class 6A.
Guyer drops two spots to No. 9 in this week’s Associated Press 6A state poll. Allen, the team the Wildcats lost to, remains solidly in first place after receiving 19 of 25 first-place votes.
The area’s biggest winner was Argyle. The Eagles jumped up two spots to earn a fourth-place ranking in the Class 4A poll following last week’s 34-28 win against Abilene Wylie in the season opener.
Somebody also voted Argyle as the best team in Class 4A. Abilene Wylie was one of four teams to receive a single vote in this week’s poll
Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team’s ranking in last week’s poll:
Argyle senior running back Nick Ralston showed on Wednesday night that he wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to play football at Arizona State.
We’re almost there.
In 10 days, most schools across the state will open the football season. But until then, there still is one more glorified practice left for teams to prepare for their respective season openers.
Argyle scrimmaged Ferris last week and has a final scrimmage against Cleburne this Friday. Argyle head coach Todd Rodgers talks about both of those practices and touches on the season opener against Abilene Wylie.
Moving up to Class 6A didn’t hurt Guyer’s perception across the state.
The Associated Press released its first poll of the season this morning. The Wildcats registered in the 6A poll at No. 7 in the school’s first year back in the state’s highest classification.