Argyle’s Hedlund leads AP 3A all-state selections; Sadler on second team

Argyle's players surround kicker Cole Hedlund after he set the national record for most career field goals made. He was the area's lone first-team selection on the Associated Press Class 3A all-state team. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Four Argyle players were named to the Associated Press Class 3A all-state team.

Four other Eagles and Sanger running back Tre’von Jackson were honorable mention selections as well.

The only first-teamer was Argyle senior kicker Cole Hedlund. Hedlund has orally committed to Arkansas. Earlier this season, he set the national record for most career field goals.

Argyle offensive lineman Hayden Hood, wide receiver Ian Sadler and defensive lineman Micah Capra were second-team selections. Linebacker Sam Sizelove (committed to Kansas State), defensive back Connor Wilson (committed to Texas Tech) and offensive lineman Michael Castle were honorable mention selections. Hedlund was also honorable mention as a punter.

I’m shocked that Sadler (committed to Texas Tech) wasn’t a first-team selection. I figured Sadler or Carthage quarterback Blake Bogenshutz weren’t named as the Offensive Player of the Year. But Fairfield running back Larry Rose is plenty deserving of the award.

Argyle’s numbers weren’t that impressive because the starters hardly played in the second half this season.

In the end, I’m sure Argyle head coach Todd Rodgers would rather have healthy players instead of players with gaudy numbers.

Here’s the full list of the Associated Press Class 3A all-state team.

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Cole Hedlund approaching Cole Hedlund’s national record


Argyle kicker Cole Hedlund has 21 field goals this season, four shy of his own national record for most field goals in a season. (David Minton/DRC)

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Cole Hedlund is approaching his own national record.

In 2011, Hedlund set the record for most field goals made in a single season with 25 field goals. Well, he’s at it again.

Hedlund’s two field goals in Argyle’s Class 3A Division II area playoff win against Melissa pushed his season total to 21 field goals, four shy of the national record.

After he already set the record earlier this season for most career field goals made, he’s on the verge of tying the record he set two years ago.

Hedlund, who’s orally committed to Arkansas, only needs one more field goal to move into a four-way tie for second place on the single-season field goal list.

And then, the only thing standing between Hedlund and another national record is, well, himself.

Game Changers: Nov. 19

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Four local teams survived the first round of the high school football playoffs. The Mayborn School of Journalism’s Sam Young and I take a look back at last week’s action on this episode of Game Changers.

Weekend Recap: The first cut

Argyle kicker Cole Hedlund set the national record for most career field goals made as the No. 1 Eagles advanced in the Class 3A Division II playoffs. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

The first round of the high school football playoffs turned out as expected, with the exception of a couple of contests.

Argyle and Guyer look like legitimate contenders to reach the state championship game, while Ryan’s defense did just enough to help the Raiders advance to a big showdown against Waco Midway this week. Sanger and Pilot Point both dropped close contests, while Krum had the unfortunate task of playing Argyle in the first round.

You know the drill. Adam Boedeker and I look back at the initial slate of playoff games and look at what’s ahead in the second round.

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Argyle’s Hedlund approaching state, national records

Argyle senior kicker Cole Hedlund hit three field goals in last night's win over Carrollton Ranchview. Hedlund is tied for second for the most career field goals in state history. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

As a sophomore in 2011, Argyle kicker Cole Hedlund made history when he set the national record for most field goals made in a season.

Well, it looks like Hedlund might not be done rewriting the record books.

Hedlund knocked down three field goals in Argyle’s 65-9 victory over Carrollton Ranchview last night. The senior now has 42 career field goals and is tied for second all-time among Texas kickers.

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Argyle’s Wilson changes mind, commits to Texas Tech

Argyle senior defensive back Connor Wilson changed his oral commitment from Kansas State to Texas Tech on Monday, joining fellow teammate and Tech-committ, Ian Sadler. (Garett Fisbeck/The Dallas Morning News)

Argyle senior defensive back Connor Wilson has withdrawn his commitment to Kansas State and orally committed to Texas Tech, Argyle head coach Todd Rodgers said on Tuesday afternoon.

The news was first broken on Twitter by 247Sports.com’s Landon Wright. Wilson joins Argyle wide receiver Ian Sadler, who has also orally committed to Texas Tech.

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