Guyer senior running back Anthony Taylor (10) and sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson (3) celebrate in the end zone after one of Guyer's many touchdowns against Plano on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
It’s been a pretty usual thing for us to see two high schools from Denton ISD in the Texas high school football playoffs, and that’s the case this year, too. It’s a different duo this year, but the results were the same as both Guyer and Denton won their playoff openers.
Steve Gamel and I recap the area playoff action from the weekend and look ahead a bit to Round 2 with this week’s recap.
Guyer senior wide receiver Adam Scott (1) and senior tight end Xavier Brown (80) celebrate after a touchdown against Keller Timber Creek on Thursday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
Guyer clinched its district championship after Keller lost. Argyle clinched no worse than a share of district championship with a big rival game coming on Friday. Denton clinched its first playoff berth in the Kevin Atkinson era, and Ryan is fighting to keep a historic playoff streak alive. It was a busy week in area high school football, and my cohort Steve Gamel and I relive it here.
Guyer defensive lineman Isiah Correa (46) sacks Fossil Ridge quarterback Bryce Baccarini (4) during a high school football game in C. H. Collins Stadium in Denton, Texas on October 10, 2014. (Michael Clements/For the Record-Chronicle)
Several area teams scored big victories this week, as Guyer, Denton and Liberty Christian had what you might call “statement wins.”
Guyer put a thorough whuppin’ on what many believe is the second-best team in District 5-6A. Denton kept its foot on the pedal toward a 6-0 start, and Liberty Christian made a long road trip to face a formidable opponent and came home with a win.
Want Steve Gamel’s and my thoughts on these and some other area games? Well, you came to the right place.
Denton junior running back Xavier Scott breaks free against Saginaw Boswell on Friday en route to a huge night in a huge Denton win. (James Coreas/For the Record-Chronicle)
All three Denton ISD teams came home Friday night with wins under their belts, and all three wins were meaningful district victories.
Take a look at the weekend recap with yours truly, and our new full-time Ryan beat writer, the legendary Steve Gamel.
Lake Dallas junior quarterback Dagan Haehn had a big night as the Falcons defeated Dallas Kimball in Week Four action. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)
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.
David Haynes and the Wildcats bowled over the Wichita Falls Rider in a Week Two matchup between old District 5-4A rivals. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)
For the second straight week, defeat is a word that hasn’t been associated with many of our local teams. The area’s heavy hitters came up with solid performances for a second straight week, including another undefeated weekend for Denton ISD’s teams.
In the area, Argyle and Lake Dallas came up with huge victories against some good ball clubs.
My usual Monday-morning accomplice, Adam Boedeker, is still getting back from vacation with his family so I’ll be riding solo today in this installment of the weekend recap.
Let’s take a look back at a very good weekend for the area.
Argyle senior running back Nick Ralson and the Eagles picked up a 42-35 win over Denison in the Southwest Showcase on Friday at AT&T Stadium. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)
Most area high school football fans slept easy on Friday night.
The area picked up many wins across the board, with a couple of schools opting for a dramatic victory.
Guyer needed a last-second field goal to knock off one of the top teams in Class 5A, while Ryan kept its first win of the season fully slipping away (I talked about that here the other day).
Well, you know the drill. Adam Boedeker and I break down the area’s top games in this week’s installment of the Weekend Recap.
Top-ranked Allen corralled Guyer at the Tom Landry Classic in the season opener for both schools. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)
So, how does it feel to have football in your lives again? Feels pretty good, huh? Yeah, that’s what I figured.
Last week was the week many of you were waiting for (OK, I was waiting on it, too). The first week of the football season included some big matchups in the state and a preview of what to expect in the weeks to come.
Fellow Record-Chronicle high school scribe Adam Boedeker and I break down last week’s big games in the first installment of the weekend recap.
Jerrod Heard and the Guyer Wildcats waltzed into the 4A DI semifinals with a 53-28 win against Birdville. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)
It took a while for the roads to thaw out and the weekend’s slate of football games to wrap up.
But when the ice somewhat melted, Guyer and Argyle moved closer to an appearance in the state championship game. Ryan’s valiant season ended after what looked like another improbable comeback was going to occur.
Adam Boedeker and I look back at Monday’s action and look forward to this weekend’s state semifinal games.
Argyle's Ian Sadler and Brandon Boyzuick celebrate during the Eagles' 45-38 win against Gilmer in the 3A Division II regional semifinals. (David Minton/DRC)
There’s only three weeks left in the high school football season, and after last weekend’s round of games, we still have three teams left in the playoffs.
Guyer cruised to an expected victory, while Argyle announced itself as the frontrunner for the 3A Division II state title and Ryan pulled off one of the most incredible comebacks you will ever see.
Adam Boedeker and I take a look back at those games and Liberty Christian’s loss to Fort Worth Nolan in today’s Weekend Recap.