What you need to know: Denton

Braswell junior running back Ki'Andre Jackson (15) and junior wide receiver Jaeden Johnson (4) celebrate together after they score a touchdown against the Wichita Falls Rider defense at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, Friday, October 28, 2016, in Denton, Texas, Jeff Woo/DRC

Braswell junior running back Ki’Andre Jackson (15) and junior wide receiver Jaeden Johnson (4) celebrate together after they score a touchdown against the Wichita Falls Rider defense at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, Friday, October 28, 2016, in Denton, Texas, Jeff Woo/DRC

Both of these teams had this game circled on their schedule since before the season kicked off. It’s the beginning of a budding rivalry with Denton looking to keep momentum heading into playoffs, and Braswell getting a chance to upset former teammates and record its first win.

The Game: Denton (8-1) at Braswell (0-9), Thursday, 7 p.m., at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex

What happened last week: Braswell played its best game all season in a 57-27 loss to Wichita Falls Rider, and extended its streak of games with a touchdown with four scores. A good majority of Braswell’s roster comes from Denton and there has been a lot of talk between players from both squads.

Denton had its bye last week.

What to expect: Same story, different team. Braswell hasn’t been able to stop the run all season, and with Denton running back Caleb Osuofa averaging close to seven yards per carry and three yards short of 1,000 heading into the contest, it’s safe to say Osuofa will eclipse the rushing milestone on his first carry.

Braswell will score, but it’ll be from former JV Denton Ryan running back Ki’Andre Jackson. The Broncos surrender an average of 354 yards per game, but the Bengals haven’t surpassed the 300-yard mark yet, and they won’t do it against the Broncos.

Final say: The one thing both teams don’t want to see is it getting chippy on the field. Most of these players are friends off the field, and everyone knows what happens to friendships when opposing teams step on the field: they are put aside because there’s a game to play. Braswell doesn’t want to end its season with multiple personal foul penalties and Denton doesn’t want to waste an opportunity to fine tune some things before heading into its bi-district playoff game against a stout Northwest Texans squad.

Weekend Recap: Week 10

Paul Hunter and Ryan ran away from Flower Mound in a 54-14 win to close the regular season.

There were many reasons for teams to play well on the final weekend of the regular season.

For some teams, it was a chance to get in the postseason or gain favorable seeding. For others, it was a final tune-up before the playoffs begin. And for others, it was showing things aren’t what they used to be.

Adam Boedeker and I take a look back at the end of the regular season and what the future holds for some of the area’s teams.

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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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Game Changers: Oct. 22

Game Changers: Oct. 22 from Ben Baby on Vimeo.

Last week, Denton and Guyer picked up easy wins in District 5-4A play, while Ryan suffered its first loss of the season against Hebron.

If you missed it, don’t worry. We have highlights. You know what else we have? We have Adam Boedeker in a tie.

That’s right. Our dear, bearded friend, Adam, makes his debut on this week’s episode of Game Changers. That alone is a reason to watch. So now is a great time to hit play if you haven’t done so already.


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: Florence gets No.200

Ryan head coach Joey Florence and the Raiders celebrate their 13-10 win over Flower Mound Marcus last Friday. Florence earned his 200th career coaching victory.

There were multiple moments on Friday night where some of the area’s strongest figures looked vulnerable.

For most of Friday night, it looked as if Ryan head coach Joey Florence had to wait another week to notch his 200th head coaching victory. Over in Trophy Club, Guyer and Texas-bound quarterback Jerrod Heard struggled against a vastly improved Nelson squad.

But at the end of the night, Florence and Heard both finished with a win. Other area schools also picked up key wins last Friday night. Adam Boedeker and I take a look back at last weekend’s action.

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Weekend Recap: A Night of Routs

Ryan wide receivers Trent Willis and Jordan Murray celebrate during Ryan's 49-20 victory over McKinney on Friday night.

At a few games around the area, the outcome had been decided before the the bands could leave the bleachers for their halftime performance.

We’re five weeks into the season, and Guyer, Ryan and Argyle look as good as advertised, while Lake Dallas shows some young promise as we get into the heart of the season. Adam Boedeker and I break down the weekend’s top city and area games.

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Weekend recap: Denton ISD rolls again

Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard and the Wildcats had plenty of reasons to be happy after a 35-17 victory against Flower Mound Marcus.

For a second straight week, Denton ISD finishes a weekend of football without a loss across the ledger.

Denton, Guyer and Ryan all rolled in their third games of the season, with the Broncos pulling off the most lopsided victory.

Around the area, Argyle cruised and Sanger finally stopped a 14-game losing streak.

With all that being said, Adam Boedeker and I take a look at the big wins across the city and the notable area games from last weekend.

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