Former Sanger QB can absolutely sling it

Sanger junior quarterback Dane Evans (17) hurls a pass to junior wide receiver Jay Cain (18) as Argyle junior linebacker Carston Bossow (43) tries to intercept, Friday, November 5, 2010 in Sanger.

Sanger junior quarterback Dane Evans (17) hurls a pass to junior wide receiver Jay Cain (18) as Argyle junior linebacker Carston Bossow (43) tries to intercept, Friday, November 5, 2010 in Sanger.

If you’ve been around this area for more than a few years, you remember the name Dane Evans.

The former Sanger quarterback finished his high school career among the all-time leading passers in Texas high school history and helped turn Sanger into a perennial contender with an instant shot of offense he gave the Indians after bursting onto the scene in 2010 and leading all Dallas-Fort Worth area 4A players in passing.

Evans went on to have a standout career for Tulsa — staking a real claim as the most successful collegiate quarterback to ever come out of this area.

The numbers speak for themselves, regardless of system at Tulsa. Evans finished his career with the Golden Hurricane with a bowl win in December and ended up with 11,680 career passing yards with 84 touchdown passes and 47 interceptions.

That leads us to the other day, when Evans was filmed training for the upcoming NFL Draft. One of his passes was clocked at a remarkable 61 mph — better than the Combine record of 60 mph from Logan Thomas in 2014, which broke the previous record of 59 mph held by Colin Kaepernick.

Evans has an outside chance of being drafted, but he’ll definitely end up in someone’s camp, and he’s landed on several “sleeper lists,” including this one published back in September. There’s some truth to him being a product of Tulsa’s high-octane offensive system, but there’s also obvious truth to him being a guy with a cannon where his right arm should be.

It’ll be interesting to follow Evans throughout this process leading up to the draft in April and see what happens.

Weekend Recap: Area thrives while the city sleeps


Lake Dallas junior quarterback Dagan Haehn had a big night as the Falcons defeated Dallas Kimball in Week Four action.

If you wanted to see a good high school football game last week, you had to go outside Denton’s city limits. All three Denton ISD teams were off last Friday as they prepared for the start of district play.

That put the spotlight on the teams around the area. And they didn’t waste their opportunities to shine.

Adam Boedeker and I take a look at some of the big games around the area in this Denton ISD-free edition of the Weekend Recap.

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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.


Krum, Sanger begin football seasons at midnight from Ben Baby on Vimeo.

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.

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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Boys basketball: Saturday’s games at Sanger tourney canceled

The weekend’s high school football playoff games aren’t the only things to be cancelled.

In boys basketball, the Sanger tournament has been cancelled. The mix of sleet, snow and terrible road conditions have forced the cancellation of Saturday’s games. They were only able to get four games in on Thursday before the rest of the games were scrapped.

Georgetown East, Liberty Christian and Sherman all pulled out of the tournament completely on Thursday.

Ryan was scheduled to face Frisco, but that game won’t happen. Sanger head coach Rob Sikora said the Indians will now face Aubrey on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Sanger.


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.

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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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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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: 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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