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As Denton transitions into the beginning of its season, they have several questions to answer as they look to emulate last season’s historic start. The Broncos had several holes to fill on defense, and the offensive line that was decimated due to graduating seniors is looking to cement itself around new starting quarterback Colt Atkinson.
CORINTH — Two-year starter and all-district quarterback Dagan Haehn may be injured to start Lake Dallas season, but his presence in the backfield lived on through his replacement, Spencer Frederickson. Frederickson threw three touchdown passes in his first career start, and the Falcons beat Frisco Wakeland 41-14 in their season opener at Falcon Stadium on Friday night.
ABILENE — As good as Week 1 games go, Argyle and Abilene Wylie’s contest was fairly similar to last year’s season opener. Last season, the Eagles defeated the Bulldogs 34-28 in a contest some Argyle fans thought they should have lost with all the mistakes the made.
At this time a year ago, the Guyer defense was supposed to be an experienced unit that would help Shawn Robinson transition into his new role as the Wildcats’ quarterback as a young sophomore.
Denton running back Xavier Scott can do only so much during the Broncos’ opening fall practice of the season.
Matt Fischer knows his job as a middle school coach for Denton ISD, a hotbed for Texas football talent, has always been more about teaching the basics and maximizing participation than winning games.
Mario Edwards Jr. isn’t the type of guy who is used to playing the waiting game. As a national-championship-winning defensive end at Florida State, and before that as a standout for Ryan, Edwards regularly chased down those who tried to elude him and didn’t let many escape his clutches.
As the spring football season arrives today for the Denton Broncos after one of the most prolific seasons in program history, the coaches prepare for a miniature season of observing and evaluating while the players come together as a team and work on elevating their strength to new levels.
CORINTH — Lake Dallas coach Michael Young will keep a close watch on his defensive line when spring football practices begin today, now that Josiah Tauaefa isn’t plugging up holes.
Like many Denton-area recruits, Ryan’s David Bolisomi didn’t get much sleep Tuesday night in anticipation of national signing day. The mammoth offensive tackle said he stayed up until 3 a.m. watching ESPNU but didn’t skip a beat when he woke up before dawn to head in for his big day.
CORINTH — To say Lake Dallas’ Josiah Tauaefa and Dalton Montgomery traveled separate paths in their football careers would be an understatement. While Tauaefa’s skills were evident early on — he quickly developed into the face of the Falcons’ defense — Montgomery entered the program as a lanky and awkward big man before maturing into one of the program’s more dominant offensive linemen.
At this point, nothing Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson does can surprise his head coach.
ARLINGTON — Argyle running back Nick Ralston would have carried the ball a hundred times Friday. It seems like a far-fetched proposition, but Ralston was well over 50 carries when the Eagles, who trailed Navasota by a touchdown in double overtime, called his number on a fourth-and-5 play.
ARLINGTON — Argyle coach Todd Rodgers and his quarterback son, Cooper, never once downplayed their relationship throughout the course of the season. They just didn’t have time to talk about or reflect on it while focusing on the program’s title defense.
ARGYLE — Argyle’s 31-game win streak has helped it garner some much-deserved recognition as one of the state’s elite programs. A win in today’s Class 4A Division I final would put the Eagles in a decidedly less-populated category by matching a feat only three teams have accomplished in the last 15 years.
ARGYLE — Taylor Sweatt started this season as a free safety, and a very good one at that. It can be argued, though, that the Argyle coaching staff’s decision to switch him to middle linebacker solidified the Eagles’ eventual run to today’s Class 4A Division I final in Arlington.
Several Argyle football players have something Tren’Davian Dickson wants — something Dickson could have already if not for some personal stubbornness.
For the first time, the Denton school district had two teams competing this season in the state’s largest football classification, but the city was shut out from inclusion on the first or second teams of The Associated Press’ Class 6A all-state team, which was released Thursday.
In their 2013 finale against Trophy Club Nelson, the Denton Broncos lost 28-21, but it was a late fourth-down conversion for a touchdown by wide receiver Key’andre Hearvey that breathed life into a comeback that fell just short.
A few days before they take the field at AT&T Stadium with a shot to earn back-to-back state championships, the Argyle Eagles were well-represented on Tuesday with the release of the Associated Press Class 4A all-state team.
DaCoven Bailey did a little bit of everything for Pilot Point this season, and the junior do-it-all threat was a big reason why the Bearcats made a run to the third round of the playoffs before falling by a touchdown to Mineola, who will play in the Class 3A Division I state title game on Thursday against Cameron Yoe.
ALEDO — Perhaps nobody can slow down Argyle running back Nick Ralston quite like Graham’s defense. The Steers couldn’t stop him entirely, though, and with the game on the line late in the fourth quarter, the Arizona State commit churned out just enough yards before turning things over to his teammates to finish the job.
ALEDO — With 12 seconds to play and Graham looking to force overtime or use a miracle to win and advance to the state final Friday night, Steers quarterback Landry Turner looked to senior wide receiver Todd Parker for a quick completion with one timeout remaining.