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.

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Football: Linemen lead Raiders off to college

Commitment-related tension building over the last few weeks was nowhere to be found around Ryan’s football fieldhouse Wednesday morning.

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Football: Heard officially joins UT family

New Texas football coach Charlie Strong has made his intentions perfectly clear since taking over the Longhorn program from Mack Brown last month.

Football: Five Eagles bound for FBS

ARGYLE — For years, people in Argyle knew the class of 2014 was going to be special. Then the Eagles won their first football state championship. On the heels of that accomplishment, five players signed national letters of intent to Football Bowl Subdivision schools on national signing day.

Football: Lake Dallas’ Josh Jackson realizes dream

CORINTH — Ever since Lake Dallas’ Josh Jackson put on his first set of shoulder pads and cleats, his aspirations and focus have been locked on playing college football.

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Football: Heard headlines group of area players signing with colleges

It’s been a long time coming for Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard. Despite a few bumps in the road, the senior is set to sign his national letter of intent today to play college football for Texas, where he committed to following his sophomore season before he was a two-time state champion.

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Football: Ryan, Guyer reunited in 6A

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — For the last couple of weeks, Joey Florence has tried to adjust to his new life as the Denton school district athletic director. After 14 years of success as Ryan’s head coach, he’s coming across new firsts in his new position, and Monday was no different.

Football: Falcons, Broncos split by alignment

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Lake Dallas and Denton will have to adjust to life without each other for the next two years. The two schools were separated when the University Interscholastic League released its 2014-16 biennial realignment and reclassification Monday morning.

Realignment notebook: Argyle, Sanger get new competition

ARGYLE — Coaches in the former Class 3A who now are in the new Class 4A knew Monday’s biennial UIL realignment would bring plenty of uncertainty.

Football: Guyer gains QB prospect

Kevin Dillman, a high-level quarterback prospect, enrolled and started school at Guyer on Monday after moving from La Mirada High School in the Los Angeles area.

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Hellman resigns as Aubrey district’s AD

The turnover in Aubrey’s athletic department continued late Thursday when lifelong Aubrey resident and the school’s jack-of-all-trades Daryl Hellman turned in his resignation as the district’s athletic director.

Football: Aubrey coach Segleski resigns

Aubrey is searching for a new head coach after Mike Segleski turned in his resignation late Wednesday.

Ben Baby: Florence following in father’s footsteps

A white piece of paper taped beside the door of the head coach’s office at the Ryan fieldhouse offers instructions to find the person to contact if you need anything, because there isn’t anybody in the office at the moment.

Football: Kegans back with Guyer

Last summer, Bryan Kegans thought he had found his dream job. Turns out, the longtime Guyer assistant actually was leaving it.

Football: District begins process of finding coach

For the first time since the turn of the millennium, the Ryan football head coaching position is vacant. Joey Florence took over as the Denton school district’s athletic director after 14 years as Ryan’s head coach and athletic director, and the Raiders are looking for someone to fill the void.

Denton ISD school board names Florence AD

Fourteen years ago, Joey Florence was hired to turn around Ryan’s struggling football team, and he built one of the state’s most respected programs.

Football: Heard, Sadler named MVPs of DRC 2013 All-Area team

Entering the 2013 football season, it was already established that the Denton Record-Chronicle’s All-Area MVP would be a two-horse race between dynamic players.

Football: Heard, Sadler earn honors

The two players who performed well on the state’s biggest stage and brought home state championships were named the top players in their respective districts.

Adam Boedeker: Maki’s memory rings loud before, during, after game

ARLINGTON — As the Guyer Wildcats were on the field at AT&T Stadium celebrating their 31-14 win over San Antonio Northside Brennan on Friday night, a special chant broke out from the visitors’ side of the stadium.

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Football: Twice as nice

ARLINGTON — San Antonio Northside Brennan came into Friday night’s Class 4A Division I state title game against defending champ Guyer with some eye-popping defensive stats on its side. Perhaps that’s why the Bears deferred to the second half after winning the opening coin toss to establish their dominance right off the bat. Brennan’s momentum, however, quickly died at the hands of the defending state champions as the Wildcats scored early and used a great defensive effort of its own to knock off the Bears 31-14 to claim their second straight state championship at AT&T Stadium in front of 20,142 people.

Football: Argyle holds off Fairfield to win first state title

ARLINGTON — For years, Argyle was considered one of the state’s best 3A programs. After two previous state championship game losses, the Eagles finally have the hardware to merit their ranking among the state’s elite. Argyle held off the Fairfield Eagles for a 38-33 victory in the Class 3A Division II state championship game at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium on Friday. The win gives Argyle its first football state championship in school history.

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Football: Second straight title big accomplishment for Guyer

ARLINGTON — Winning a Texas high school football championship once can be quite an accomplishment. Winning twice in a row? Now that is pretty darn special. The Guyer Wildcats celebrated their second straight Class 4A Division I state title Friday night with a 31-14 victory over San Antonio Brennan, becoming just the fifth program since Class 4A was split into divisions in 1996 to repeat as state champions in either 5A or 4A Division I.

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Football: Sadler’s performance was second to none

ARLINGTON — For a lot of people, it was a shock to see Ian Sadler miss the first-team cut on this year’s Associated Press Class 3A all-state team. And though he didn’t directly say he felt snubbed, perhaps Sadler had something extra to prove.

UIL notebook: Trick play, honoring fallen teammate highlight victories

ARLINGTON — One of the biggest plays in Argyle’s 38-33 win against Fairfield in the Class 3A Division II state championship game was installed into the playbook on Aug. 6, a day after teams were allowed to practice this season.

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Guyer football: Big stage is set

Heading into last week’s state semifinal against Highland Park, Guyer head football coach John Walsh caught wind of an alarming statistic from one of his team’s potential opponents in the state championship game.

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Argyle football: Big stage is set

Argyle had a chance to bring home its first football state championship two years ago, when seemingly nothing went its way.

Football: Ryan places three players on all-state team

Three Ryan football players were honored by the state’s sports writers when The Associated Press Class 5A all-state team was released on Thursday.

Football: Brennan’s path to quick success is similar to Guyer’s

Sometime next summer, Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard and San Antonio Northside Brennan defensive end Derick Roberson will probably find a quiet place in Austin to sit and talk about their final high school football game. By then, if they stick to their verbal commitments, they’ll be teammates playing for the Texas Longhorns.

Football: Fairfield enjoying ride through rare deep playoff run

John Bachtel jokes that his Fairfield Eagles didn’t know how cold it could be to play a Texas high school football playoff game in December.“By this time of the year, we’re usually practicing inside and watching everybody else,” he said with a laugh. “So it’s been a lot of fun to see all the Christmas lights and still be playing.”

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Football: Heard aims to add to legacy

It’s most likely a coincidence that Guyer senior quarterback Jerrod Heard has been on the sidelines at Guyer football games since the Wildcats broke through on the state scene with their 2008 state semifinal appearance.

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Football: Argyle, record-setting Ralston get another shot at title

ARGYLE — For every yard he’s gained this season, for every record-setting touchdown he’s scored, Nick Ralston has been driven by a single goal: to win a state championship.

Football: Ferguson, Krastin named first-team all-state

Days before attempting to defend its Class 4A Division I state championship Friday night at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, the Guyer football team was recognized Wednesday when The Associated Press released its Class 4A all-state team.

Football: Hedlund headlines 3A all-state selections

Argyle senior Cole Hedlund racked up another accolade in a season during which he established himself as one of the best kickers in high school football history.

Football: Tickets for state title games now on sale

The Guyer Wildcats and Argyle Eagles returned to practice Monday in preparation of their UIL state championship games this week at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium.

Football: Pilot Point linemen earn mention on 2A All-State team

Two Pilot Point defensive linemen were honorable mention selections on this year’s Associated Press Class 2A all-state team.

Football: UIL title games all set

Starting back in early August, football teams from all across the state began preparations for the season with hopes and dreams of first reaching the playoffs and ultimately earning a spot in a state championship game.

Football: Late bloomers

ALLEN — Another deficit, another December playoff game and another thriller. Guyer was held to no points through the first three quarters of Saturday’s Class 4A Division I state semifinal against Highland Park before roaring back for a 22-16 win to complete yet another rally in its relatively short playoff history.

Football: Wildcats take cue from sky

ALLEN — Was it faith, confidence or maybe a bit of good luck that fueled the Guyer defense in a Class 4A Division I semifinal against Highland Park on Saturday at Eagle Stadium?

Football: Eagles cruise into title game

JUSTIN — Argyle’s first-half defense has given opponents fits this season. For the 11th time this season, Argyle’s defense held its opponent scoreless in the first half. And for the third time in school history, the Eagles will be playing for a state championship.