Weekend recap: Playoff spots and district titles galore!

Guyer senior wide receiver Adam Scott (1) and senior tight end Xavier Brown (80) celebrate after a touchdown against Keller Timber Creek on Thursday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Guyer clinched its district championship after Keller lost. Argyle clinched no worse than a share of district championship with a big rival game coming on Friday. Denton clinched its first playoff berth in the Kevin Atkinson era, and Ryan is fighting to keep a historic playoff streak alive. It was a busy week in area high school football, and my cohort Steve Gamel and I relive it here.

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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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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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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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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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