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.
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.
Pilot Point pitcher Skylar Cagle, seen here against Ponder, pitched her third no-hitter of the year in Game 1 of Pilot Point's series win against Commerce.
At the start of the weekend, two area baseball teams and two area softball teams were still in the hunt to reach the state tournament.
At the end of the weekend, Pilot Point’s softball team was the lone team still clinging to state tournament aspirations.
Pilot Point is one of eight teams left in the Class 2A playoffs after the Lady Cats swept Commerce in the 2A regional semifinals. Sanger’s softball team was eliminated by Van, while Krum and Argyle’s teams got knocked out of the 3A baseball playoffs.
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.
The Ryan Raiders rallied from a 22-0 deficit last week to defeat Corsicana and tonight they must rally around backup quarterback Preston Compton when they face Wichita Falls Rider.
Ryan will be without starting signal-caller Mitchell Bridges, out with a fractured fibula, so Compton, a junior-transfer from Southlake Carroll, will be pressed into action. Ben Baby will be at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex to report the action.
Adam Boedeker will be in Argyle to report on the Sanger-Liberty Christian game while we have a team of reporters following the action of our other Denton-area high schools. Join us for our Friday Night Football chat.