Guyer’s early mistakes and the machine otherwise known as Allen football were too much for the Wildcats to overcome on Friday night as they dropped their season opener in a historic game on the Texas high school football landscape.
DALLAS — Junior running back Xavier Scott had only fumbled twice in his varsity career heading into the Broncos’ season-opening game at Wilmer-Hutchins on Friday. On Denton’s first offensive possession of the game, Scott fumbled to squander supreme field position away at the Eagles’ 20-yard line. But that didn’t deter Scott from refocusing and putting the team on his shoulders to the tune of 160 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos took down Wilmer-Hutchins 28-14.
Ryan knew what it needed to accomplish if it wanted to pick up a win against Rockwall on Friday night. For most of the contest at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, the Raiders contained Rockwall’s high-powered offense. But three big plays — all of which ended in points for Rockwall — stifled hopes of a glorious debut for many of Ryan’s players and coaches.
ARGYLE — After winning its first state title last year, Argyle didn’t play its best football in Friday’s season opener. Thanks to Abilene Wylie, the Eagles avoided what could have been a rare loss.
Season ticket sales for Ryan games will end at 5 p.m. Thursday. Ryan’s five-game packet costs $40. Ryan season tickets can be purchased at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. Ticket prices at the gate are $9 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission.
Ryan head coach Dave Henigan talks about freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders, who will make his first varsity start this Friday in the season-opener against Rockwall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 season tickets will go on sale for the three Denton high schools — Denton, Guyer and Ryan — beginning Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson picked up his second collegiate offer a month before he starts his first game for the Wildcats.
Patrick Cobbs was looking to further a football career that includes a record-setting tenure at North Texas and five years in the NFL.
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.
Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.
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.
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.