What you need to know: Coppell

Ryan will try to be the first team to knock off Gavin McDaniel and the Coppell Cowboys when the two teams square off on Friday night.

Friday night’s District 5-5A game between Coppell and Ryan will be the Raiders’ toughest challenge this season.

Coppell comes into the game as one of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s top teams. The Cowboys only loss this season has come against Allen, the No.1 team in 5A and the defending Class 5A Division I champions.

We’ve got two games left in the regular season, and this one will be one of the most interesting matchups for Ryan. Here’s what you need to know about Coppell.

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What you need to know: Lewisville

The Lewisville Fighting Farmers travel to C.H. Collins Athletic Complex to face Ryan in a District 5-5A matchup on Friday night.

District 5-5A play only started last week, but after this weekend there will only be two weeks left in the season. That’s what happens when you’re in a six-team district, which makes magnifies each week’s game.

This week matches Lewisville, an improved but young squad, and Ryan. Let’s delve into Friday night’s matchup between the two schools.

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What you need to know: Hebron


Ryan and defensive end Alex Funches (left) faces Hebron and quarterback Carson Proffitt in a big District 5-5A contest.

We’re officially past the halfway point of the season and heading into the final four weeks of the regular season. It’s flown by pretty quickly, and so far, Ryan is still perfect.

A lot of people think the Ryan-Coppell game (if both teams are still undefeated) ends up being the biggest game of the season for the Raiders.


Tonight’s game is Ryan’s most important game of the regular season. I’ll get into that and more and everything else you need to know about Hebron.

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District 5-5A Roundup: Coppell rolls again

Coppell senior running back Gavin McDaniel led the Cowboys to a convincing win over McKinney Boyd on Friday.

We’re only two weeks deep into the 2013 season, but things are slowly getting clearer in District 5-5A.

After everybody with the exception of Lewisville picked up a win to start the season, four of the six teams in 5-5A dropped their second games of the season.

The teams that won? Ryan and Coppell. We know what Ryan did last week, but let’s see what went right (and wrong) in the Week One (or Week Two or whatever the name is — nobody really cares).

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State softball polls: 5-4A, 5-5A well represented

In this week’s version of the Texas Girls Coaches Association state softball polls, three area teams earned Top 25 spots.

In Class 4A, Guyer checks in at No. 21. Sanger is holding on to the No. 10 spot in Class 3A and Pilot Point is the No.1 team in Class 2A (Oh, and the Lady Cats defeated Leonard 18-0 on Friday).

Take a closer look at District 5-4A and 5-5A and you’ll see how competitive things are in both of those districts.

District 5-4A currently has four teams in the Top 25. Fort Worth Brewer (15), Wichita Falls Rider (19), Trophy Club Nelson (20) and Guyer (21) are all up there. There’s no other district in the state with as many ranked teams in there, however Forney is apparently good enough to be ranked twice (17 and 22, respectively).

District 5-5A, Ryan’s district, might trump Guyer’s district. There are three teams in the Top 20 — Flower Mound (12), Flower Mound Marcus (13) and Lewisville (19). The only other district in the state with three Top 25 teams is 4-5A (Richland, Southlake Carroll, Keller).

Keep in mind that nobody take all rankings with a couple spoonfuls of salt, as it’s far from an exact science.


AP state football polls: Guyer at No. 13, Lake Dallas at No.18

After back-to-back losses against Cedar Hill and Colleyville Heritage, Ellis Jefferson (19) and the Guyer Wildcats recovered with a win against Flower Mound Marcus last week and are ranked No.13 in Class 4A by the Associated Press.


We’re three weeks into the season, and after Guyer started the season ranked No.1 in Class 4A, the Wildcats are making their way back into the rankings after opening the season with losses against top-notch 5A teams, Cedar Hill and Colleyville Heritage.

Guyer recovered with a 27-14 win over Flower Mound Marcus last Friday for the Wildcats’ first win of the season.

In this week’s Associated Press rankings, Guyer was voted No.13, while Lake Dallas came in at No.18. In Class 3A, Argyle moves up to No.14 with its convincing 41-8 win over Paris last week.

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