Friday Night Game Capsules

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Azle at Lake Dallas

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Falcon Stadium

Records: Azle (3-6, 1-5), Lake Dallas (5-4, 2-4)

What’s on the line: Nothing but pride is on the line. Lake Dallas was eliminated from the playff hunt with its loss to Wichita Falls two weeks ago and will look to close the season on a high note tonight. Two of the Falcons’ top players are sophomores — quarterback Dagan Haehn and wide receiver Keegan Brewer — who had huge games last week. Another big game tonight against the Azle Hornets would propel them into their junior seasons.

Azle player to watch: QB Jamie King

Lake Dallas player to watch: DL Josiah Tauaefa

 

Celina at Argyle

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Stadium

Records: Celina (9-0, 3-0), Argyle (9-0, 3-0)

What’s on the line: First thing on the line is the District 10-3A championship that will go to the winner. Second is Argyle’s 22-game district winning streak that began after a loss to Celina in 2008. Third, if the cards fall right with the Aubrey-Carrollton Ranchview game, these two teams could be the Division II representatives out of 10-3A, so they’d be playing for top seeding. Other than that, bragging rights are on the line for two proud programs that aren’t used to being defeated.

Celina player to watch: QB Nathan Elliott

Argyle player to watch: WR Ian Sadler

 

Decatur at Sanger

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Indian Stadium

Records: Decatur (6-3, 2-1), Sanger (6-3, 2-1)

What’s on the line: The winner of this contest will end up as a top seed going into the Class 3A Division I playoffs. And depending on how things shake out in District 10-3A, the winner could avoid a matchup against Argyle, Class 3A’s No. 2 team. Either way, it’ll cap a remarkable season for Sanger, a team one year removed from a winless season. Sanger has avoided major injuries, and the infusion of running back Tre’von Jackson has lifted the Indians to the postseason.

Decatur player to watch: QB Grayson Muehlstein

Sanger player to watch: RB Tre’von Jackson

 

Aubrey at Carr. Ranchview

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Standridge Stadium

Records: Aubrey (2-7, 1-2), Carrollton Ranchview (4-5, 0-3)

What’s on the line: A playoff berth will be riding on the outcome of tonight’s game. If Aubrey wins or loses by eight points or less, the Chaparrals will make the postseason for the first time since moving up to Class 3A in 2010. Carrollton Ranchview has struggled all season and has yet to win a district game, but if the Wolves can win by nine points or more, Ranchview will be in the postseason and Aubrey will be eliminated.

Aubrey player to watch: RB Matt Duncan

Carrollton Ranchview player to watch: QB Kiedrien Wadley

 

Liberty at Dallas Bishop Lynch

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Roffino Stadium

Records: Liberty Christian (6-3, 3-2), Dallas Bishop Lynch (3-6, 1-4)

What’s on the line: Liberty’s playoff seeding is locked in at No. 3, so all the Warriors will be looking to do is fine-tune their game before heading into the postseason. The Warriors will be looking to adjust their passing attack after losing leading receiver Justus Lee last week to a neck injury in a loss to Fort Worth Nolan. That might put more pressure on a rushing attack led by QB Colby Moore and RB JonAaron Howell.

Liberty Christian player to watch: LB/TE Hunter Griffith

Dallas Bishop Lynch player to watch: WR Tremel Glasper

 

Ponder at Paradise

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Panther Stadium

Records: Paradise (1-8, 1-4), Ponder (2-7, 0-5)

What’s on the line: Both teams are coming off losses to Boyd, with the Lions losing to the Yellowjackets 33-14 two weeks ago before Paradise fell 49-31 last week. The Lions are still searching for their first District 5-2A Division I victory, and the winner of the game will avoid the district cellar. Ponder will not make the playoffs. Paradise earned its only win at home, beating Bowie early last month. Paradise has scored only 92 points this year.

Paradise player to watch: RB Tanner Valentine

Ponder player to watch: RB Trey Dunlap


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