Football: Robinson finds stride

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson didn’t get off to a sterling start in Friday night’s scrimmage against the state’s No. 5 team in The Associated Press’ preseason Class 6A poll.

Football: Sanders shines as Ryan starter

A two-play stretch in Friday night’s scrimmage between Ryan and Grapevine offered a glimpse into what the season could be like for Ryan freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders.

Football: Broncos find defense to be strength

Denton coach Kevin Atkinson had been worrying about his offense in the weeks of practice leading up to Friday’s scrimmage against Little Elm at Bronco Field.

Football: Denton teams head into final tuneups

Over the years, Guyer coach John Walsh has tested his relatively young program against some of the most tradition-rich teams in the state.

Football: Private schools bunched up; Argyle tops 4A SportsDay poll

Imagine if the UIL had put back-to-back state champions Allen and Denton Guyer in the same district and added recent state champions Cedar Hill, Southlake Carroll and Euless Trinity. That’s the type of district some area private school coaches may feel like they’re in this season.

Football: Raiders ‘better’ after scrimmage

The referees may have thrown their arms upward to signal touchdowns Friday night, but the scoreboard didn’t change in Ryan’s scrimmage against North Crowley.

Football notebook: Ryan to scrimmage Panthers

Ryan coach Dave Henigan knows his depth chart looks a little murky with the season opener against Rockwall looming Aug. 29.

Football: Eagles, Wildcats start year ranked

The Guyer Wildcats and Argyle Eagles landed spots in The Associated Press’ preseason poll released Wednesday.

Football: Guyer-Ryan, Argyle set for TV games

The high school football schedule for TXA-TV (Channel 21) was released Tuesday, and there are a couple of Denton-area games that fans will be able to watch on tape delay.

Football: Back to business

As soon as the Guyer football team was finished celebrating its second straight Class 4A Division I state championship in December, coach John Walsh was salivating at what he had returning on defense.

Football: Atkinson: ‘They’re buying what we’re selling’

In their first fall practice of the season and their third under coach Kevin Atkinson, the Denton Broncos are buying into the core football principles and acclimating to the team’s standards.

Football: Guyer quarterback Kevin Dillman ruled ineligible

Nearly six months to the day after Kevin Dillman enrolled at Guyer, the highly rated quarterback was ruled ineligible for varsity competition on Monday morning at a University Interscholastic League hearing.

Football: New districts mean new opportunities for local teams

Lake Dallas coach Michael Young has plenty of reasons to be excited and optimistic as the Falcons begin football workouts today. For starters, a lot of his sophomore starters from a 6-4 2013 campaign are now juniors with more experience under their belts. Also, while there are not a ton of new faces on the roster, the Falcons have fresh faces to go up against once the season begins in less than three weeks.

Football: UIL denies Guyer's Kevin Dillman eligibility

Guyer quarterback Kevin Dillman, who came to Guyer in January from La Mirada, California, was denied a waiver request for UIL eligibility on Monday morning in Austin.

Football: Denton ISD season tickets on sale Monday

Football season tickets will go on sale for the three Denton high schools — Denton, Guyer and Ryan — beginning Monday.

Football: ‘Good to be back’

The Ryan football team gathered around coach Dave Henigan on the practice field Monday morning before the day got hotter and the task got longer.

Football notebook: Energy, excitement mark champs’ workout

ARGYLE — There are a lot of new faces in the Argyle football program, but Monday morning brought the same level of excitement to the Eagle fieldhouse as always at this time of year.

Football: Midnight practice on tap for some as workouts begin

Anticipation of the start of football season starts at different times for different people. For some, it’s when the calendar flips from July to August. Others get the itch around the end of spring practice, while others were ready for the season when the last one ended.

Football: Purcell lands gig on FSSW

Ken Purcell was three hours away from retiring as the Denton school district’s athletic director when Jon Heidtke approached him on the sideline at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in December.

Football: Coaches on the fringes

Spotting the top high school coaches in the state wasn’t too hard to do at this year’s state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station earlier this month. They were all in the end zone wearing name tags, standing on the fringes of the field a few yards from their typical spots on the sideline.

Football: Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson receives offer from Texas

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson picked up his second collegiate offer a month before he starts his first game for the Wildcats.

Working on his swing

Sweat trickles from Jeffrey Barnett’s brow and drops onto his damp black T-shirt as he guides his partner up and down the dance floor while music ranging from Al Green to Maroon 5 blares over the sound system.

Football: Mean Green standout Patrick Cobbs added to Ryan staff

Patrick Cobbs was looking to further a football career that includes a record-setting tenure at North Texas and five years in the NFL.

Football: Guyer QB Moore going back to Prosper

The once-crowded quarterback derby at Guyer heading into the 2014 season suddenly is much clearer. Shawn Robinson, who started as a freshman for Saginaw Chisholm Trail last season, won Guyer’s starting job in spring practice, while backup David Haynes moved to wide receiver. That left Prosper move-in David Moore as Robinson’s backup after the three-way battle concluded. Those plans changed in a hurry Monday when Moore headed back to Prosper.

Football: Eagles, Bearcats, Falcons go winless

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point were unable to find success in the Division II championship bracket at the state 7-on-7 football tournament.

Football: Argyle, Pilot Point advance at 7-on-7

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point earned slots in today’s Division II championship bracket action at the state 7-on-7 football tournament following strong showings in Thursday’s pool play.

Football: 7-on-7 event gives teams extra practice time

Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.

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Derek Thompson to coach football, basketball at Denton

Derek Thompson knew that if he didn’t play football beyond his days at North Texas he would follow in his mother’s footsteps and coach on the high school level.

Football: Guyer offense shows potential

Guyer coach John Walsh knows he and his staff will be relying on an experienced defense early in the 2014 season while a new quarterback and an entirely new offensive line are thrown into the varsity fire.

Football: Broncos exercise competitive spirit

Less than a minute into the second half of Denton’s spring game at Bronco Field, wide receiver Key’andre Hearvey was tagged with an offensive pass interference penalty and fell to his knees in disbelief.

Football: Wildcats answer call of spring

There are a couple of big questions the Guyer football coaching staff has been looking to answer this spring, but for the most part, the 2014 edition of the Wildcats will look pretty similar to the one that defended its Class 4A Division I state championship at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in December.

Football: Broncos’ growth to be on display

Propagating timber bamboo is how Denton head coach Kevin Atkinson sees the growth of his football team and with today’s spring game celebrating the Broncos development; it’s also time to see some tangible maturation.

Football: Guyer, Allen move game to Apogee

One of the most hyped nondistrict matchups in the state now will be played in Denton on the opening weekend of the season.

Football: Falcons’ offensive line looks to be strong

CORINTH — It’s enough of a positive for Lake Dallas coach Michael Young that he has a returning quarterback who threw for 29 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards as a sophomore.

Seven Broncos sign letters of intent

Seven athletes from Denton High School signed national letters of intent Friday, including three in football, two from the girls basketball team and one each from baseball and water polo.

Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet set for Monday

Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.

Football: Walsh staying at Guyer, will not interview at Westlake

Guyer coach John Walsh, after a weekend meeting with Eanes Independent School District officials to discuss the vacant Austin Westlake head coaching job, has decided to not go to Austin for a scheduled Thursday interview.

Football: Guyer’s Walsh meets with Austin Westlake officials

One of the most high-profile high school football programs in the state might soon have a vacancy. Sources close to the situation say Guyer head coach John Walsh met with officials from Eanes ISD over the weekend to discuss the job that was recently vacated when Darren Allman left Austin Westlake after five seasons to accept the same position at Colleyville Heritage.

Football: Spring practice brings mixed agendas

With the Guyer, Denton and Lake Dallas football teams beginning spring practice, evaluation and strength building are on their coaches’ minds.

Football: Guyer adds another quarterback to mix

There’s embarrassment of riches, and then there’s the Guyer quarterback situation.

Football: Guyer QB Dillman commits to Cornhuskers

Kevin Dillman has been part of the Guyer football program for just more than two months, but he’s already made quite an impression on the coaching staff and his new teammates.

Liberty names Hundley football coach, fills AD positions

Liberty Christian didn’t have to look far to find its next head football coach.

Football: Liberty Christian fires Price

Greg Price, who spent 17 years at Liberty Christian as a football coach and served as the head coach and boys athletic director since 2009, was fired Thursday morning.

Football: Guyer fills positions with coaches sporting Denton ties

When Guyer’s football program lost two assistant coaches to head coaching jobs two weeks ago, the Wildcats had some voids to fill.

Football: Aubrey hires Ivy as head coach, AD

Keith Ivy is returning to his family’s roots. Ivy has been named the new head football coach and athletic director at Aubrey, which is about 18 miles from Sanger, where he graduated from high school.

Football: Guyer's Flemming lands gig as head coach

On the heels of two straight state championships, longtime Guyer assistant Oschlor Flemming is striking while the iron is hot.

Football: Ryan players named to all-state squad

BRYAN — Allen junior quarterback Kyler Murray and Cedar Hill defensive lineman Xavier Washington are the players of the year on the 63rd annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A all-state team.

Football: Heard named player of year in Class 4A

BRYAN — Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard and San Antonio Brennan linebacker Grant Watanabe are the players of the year on the 63rd annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state team.

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Football: Henigan named new head coach at Ryan

For years, Dave Henigan could be spotted in the Ryan football fieldhouse. He can be found on the team portraits hanging on the walls, his brief stint as Ryan’s offensive coordinator cemented in pictures from the Raiders’ rise to one of the state’s best football programs.

Football: Finalist for Ryan head post to be presented

The finalist for the vacant Ryan head football coach and athletic director positions will be presented at tonight’s school board meeting, Denton ISD athletic director Joey Florence said Monday.