At the moment, the Guyer football team is focused on defending its Class 4A Division I state championship, but after what they hope is a Dec. 20 title game at AT&T Stadium, the Wildcats will shift their attention.
Aubrey coach Lisa Deaver was looking to see if her team had changed in Tuesday night’s playoff match against Decatur. Deaver, in her first year at Aubrey, was closely watching the demeanor of her team, wondering if her players could withstand the pressure of playing against one of the state’s top teams.
AUBREY — The Argyle Eagles may be playing next week for their sixth straight district football championship without their star defensive leader Sam Sizelove. The Eagles won handily Friday night over District 10-3A opponent Aubrey, 59-8, but the big news going forward could revolve around their stalwart linebacker Sizelove, who is committed to Kansas State.
If Denton wants to extend its playoff streak to three straight years, the Lady Broncos will have to come up with one more win. Denton, Azle and Wichita Falls Rider finished the regular season tied for third place in District 5-4A, setting up a mini-tournament in Bowie on Friday.
ARGYLE — Argyle coach Clark Oberle needed a second to think after Tuesday night’s 25-8, 25-11, 25-12 district win against Aubrey. Oberle tried to remember the last time his team lost a district match. After a few seconds, he recalled is was during the 2009 season.
CELINA — Running the ball effectively is tough without the first three ball carriers on the depth chart. Aubrey saw its third running back go down with an injury this season just before halftime on Friday night during a 49-14 loss to No. 8 Celina at Bobcat Stadium. After running back Phillip Wilds, who was injured making a tackle, was carted off the field, the run-oriented Chaparrals had few options left.
AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals desperately needed a win and they got it by using a big defensive second half to seal a 28-17 win over Frisco Lone Star in the District 10-3A opener for both schools.
AUBREY — Aubrey’s momentum entering District 10-3A action next week dissipated under the weight of a huge night by Fort Worth Trinity Valley wide receiver John Cleveland. Cleveland gathered a fade pass from quarterback Cameron Matthews for a 23-yard touchdown with four seconds remaining in the game to lift the Trojans (3-3) to a 30-24 win over Aubrey.
PILOT POINT — As the clock ticked down in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game between Pilot Point and Aubrey, only one point separated the two schools separated by less than nine miles. When Pilot Point junior quarterback Travis Garrett stepped off the field for the final time, he had given the Bearcats a last-minute win.
WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Bearcats still have Aubrey’s number. Carrying a 6-3 advantage into the 10th meeting between the two schools, the Bearcats stifled the Chaparrals’ offense with six quarterback sacks on their way to a 27-13 homecoming win Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.
AUBREY — The play that swung momentum in Aubrey’s favor in Friday night’s nondistrict game against Anna was the same play that burned the Chaparrals from the opening whistle. The first time Anna’s Isaac Armijo returned a kickoff, he sprinted down the left sidelines and was tackled 2 yards short of the Aubrey goal line, setting Anna up for an early touchdown.
POTTSBORO — The Aubrey Chaparrals struggled offensively in their season opener Friday, falling to the Pottsboro Cardinals 20-9. Aubrey could muster only a 29-yard field goal by Evan Moore in the first half, then scored in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by quarterback Mason Robinson.
Pilot Point continues to rake in the accolades following its run to the Class 2A state championship.
After she put up eye-popping numbers for four years and earned Class 2A state championship game MVP honors on Thursday, it came as no surprise to see Pilot Point’s Skylar Cagle earn District 12-2A MVP honors when the all-district team was released following the Lady Cats’ championship win over Kingsville Santa Gertrudis Academy.
AUBREY — Aubrey coach Shon Ranton said his team lacked the consistency it needed over the last 10 games of the regular season. But for the second straight day, the Lady Chaps were as consistent as could possibly be in their Class 3A Region II softball bi-district series against Decatur.
To say that Collin Scribner has a passion for baseball would be an understatement. With his coaches often having to remind him to take it easy, Scribner battled his way through two ACL injuries in the last two years.
AUBREY — If there was ever a case of a team’s record not telling the true story, Keith Peacock says it’s the 4-14 record carried by his Aubrey Chaparrals.
SANGER — Kyle Stephens’ fly ball to left field kept going deeper and deeper. Finally, it was gone with the wind. The solo home run to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning capped a 3-for-3 performance by the Sanger shortstop. His team also benefited from some strong pitching as the Indians downed Aubrey 4-0 on Friday afternoon.
In what was a historic year for the Guyer program, and the best one in recent memory for Denton, the District 5-4A all-district team had plenty of representation from both teams following successful 2012-13 campaigns.
The Krum Lady Cats were well-represented on the 9-3A all-district team after making their second state tournament appearance in school history.
AUBREY — The Sanger Lady Indians brought their hitting sticks for their second game here in a week and used them to reverse last weekend’s outcome. Leadoff hitter Morgan Turkoly went 4 for 5 and teammate Erica Bjorndal had a pair of two-run hits to lead a 19-hit Sanger explosion in Tuesday night’s 15-4 nondistrict win over Aubrey.
Denton was able to overcome being no-hit by Saginaw to pull out a 5-3 victory at the Russell Athletic Classic, capitalizing on four errors and numerous walks, including two by Terrance Lucas.
WICHITA FALLS — The Guyer Wildcats clinched a share of the District 5-4A title with a 66-35 victory against Wichita Falls on Friday night.
AUBREY — The two shots that drew the most attention in last Friday’s game between Aubrey and Celina were the final missed free throws by Aubrey’s Javion Williams. The freshman shooting guard stepped to the line and heaved the ball against the backboard — a shot made with no intentions of going in. The second shot fell well short and right of the basket.
Aubrey’s Kaley Reding signs a national letter of intent to play softball at Eastern Oklahoma State on Thursday. Pictured on the front row, left to right, are sister Kelsey Wilson, father Jay Reding, Kaley Reding and mother Dana Reding. Standing, from left, are Reding’s pitching coach, Lafayette Newland; Eastern head coach Andy Mace; and Aubrey head coach Shon Ranton.
AUBREY — Despite the loss of his father Friday, Javion Williams decided to play for Aubrey to honor his father’s memory. Williams scored 35 points on the night, intentionally missing two free throws to end his scoring with his father’s age and leading the Chaparrals to a very memorable 73-60 victory over Celina.
THE COLONY — The Ryan Raiders fell 60-25 to Pearland in The Colony tournament Saturday night.
Guyer’s state championship was cemented by star quarterback Jerrod Heard, and the All-District 5-4A roster reflects the junior’s efforts throughout the season. Heard and the Wildcats were well represented when the all-district team was released.