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.

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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Krum, Sanger celebrate start of season with Midnight Madness (VIDEO)

While some schools opted to start the first day of football practice at a conventional hour, Krum and Sanger didn’t waste any time to get the season underway.

Krum and Sanger started practice at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, and I talked to Krum head coach Gary Robinson and Sanger head coach Chuck Galbreath about the early-morning drills. Here’s what they had to say.

 

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Argyle, Sanger well-represented on the TSWA Class 3A All-State Team

Former Sanger shortstop Ted Wisdom was one of seven area players named to the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state baseball team.

The Texas Sports Writers Association released its Class 3A All-State baseball team, and it confirmed what we knew all season.

Argyle and Sanger had some pretty good baseball players last season.

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Four games to watch in Week 10

 

It’s still hard to fathom that this week is the final week of the regular season.

For everybody that isn’t a Ryan fan, your team has played nine games this season, with one more remaining on the regular season slate. We’ve got some interesting games around the area in the final week of the regular season, and we’ve also got some noteworthy contests people might want to keep their eyes on.

 

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Weekend Recap: Almost the end

Coppell constricted Ryan's offense to 195 yards in a 28-3 win against the Raiders. Still, Ryan clinched its 14th straight playoff berth.

Every year it always feels like things are moving faster, where two months ago feels like two weeks ago.

We’re almost at the end of the regular season before leaves could change colors. But the true sign of a Texas autumn comes in two weeks, when the playoffs start and teams chase state the dream they had since August.

Last weekend, Guyer picked up another easy win, while Ryan and Denton each lost to very good teams. Sanger had a narrow win over winless Bridgeport, while Liberty Christian dropped a close contest to Fort Worth Nolan.

Adam Boedeker and I delve into all of those games in today’s Weekend Recap.

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Weekend Recap: Denton ISD, Sanger roll

Ryan senior running back Tyrone Williams scored two touchdowns in Ryan's 33-0 win over Lewisville on Friday night. Ryan, Denton and Guyer all won their respective games last week.

 

It’s no longer an anomaly when the three Denton ISD schools win on the same weekend.
Ryan, Denton and Guyer each came up with big victories in last week’s action, with Guyer’s win over Rider the game that was mostly in question for much of the night.

In area play, Sanger is making everybody forget about last season’s winless campaign and continued to roll with a win over Krum, while Lake Dallas’ 11-year playoff streak was snapped.

If you missed any or all of it, don’t fret. Adam Boedeker and I look back at last week’s area action.

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Weekend Recap: Guyer, Denton, Argyle cruise

Guyer notched a 66-3 victory against rivals Lake Dallas last weekend in one of the weekend's lopsided victories.

The closer the calendar shifts to November, the clearer district races are starting to look. Across the area, things are starting to shape up how we thought they would when the season started.

For another week, Guyer and Argyle played up to their lofty state rankings, while Ryan lost its first game of the season and Sanger’s winning streak was halted in a big District 9-3A contest. It’s Monday, so that means Adam Boedeker and I break down last weekend’s action.

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Weekend Recap: Top teams roll

Defensive lineman Thomas Ferguson and the Guyer Wildcats rolled in a 66-7 over Denton for the Wildcats' second straight District 5-4A win.

At this point in the season, it’s fairly easy to see which teams might be playing into late November and early December — the time of the year when you’re playing the best teams in the state without a margin for error.

There’s no reason not to consider Guyer as one of Class 4A’s best teams, despite its No.6 ranking in the Associated Press polls (that ranking makes absolutely no sense). In Class 3A, Argyle has looked flawless through six games this season, including a blowout of Dallas Madison this weekend.

Let’s take a look back at Guyer-Denton and some of our top area games.

 

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Weekend Recap: (almost) everybody’s a winner

Guyer posted a big 35-14 win over Colleyville Heritage to cap a very emotional week following the death of fellow Guyer student and teammate Nate Maki.

If you’re a fan of area high school football (and I’m going to go ahead and assume that’s the case since you’re here), there was plenty to cheer about following last weekend’s round of high school games.

It was the first time since the final week of the 2010 regular season that all three Denton ISD high schools won the same week. Only two area schools, Sanger and Krum, couldn’t pick up their first wins of the season.

But as for everybody else, there were plenty of positives when the weekend’s action was all wrapped up. Adam Boedeker and I break down last weekend’s games. Continue reading