AUBREY - On both the first and last play of the third quarter, Argyle quarterback Austin Aune and wide receiver Ian Sadler reminded all of District 9-3A exactly how potent the Eagles can be.
The duo combined for a 75-yard touchdown pass to start the quarter, and capped the period with a 41-yard touchdown throw to seal the victory for the Eagles.
Argyle's balanced offensive attack and rapid start proved to be the key in a 41-7 rout of Aubrey on Friday night. It was the district-opening game for both District 9-3A schools. The loss extends Aubrey's losing streak to three games.
Argyle was coming off a bye week following its loss to Prosper. Eagles head coach Todd Rodgers said the week off benefited his squad.
"We've spent 13 days doing a lot of analysis and a lot soul searching, trying to get the train back on the tracks, and the kids really responded," Rodgers said. "They played awesome on offense and defense."
Argyle (5-1, 1-0) commanded every aspect of the game. The Eagles offense racked up 403 total yards. Argyle's defense was superb, allowing Aubrey (2-4, 0-1) to earn just 118 total yards.
Argyle's outing was a complete turnaround from its upset loss to Prosper, where turnovers and a sluggish offense contributed to the defeat.
"I think our football team was probably a little discombobulated at that point, and we didn't really didn't know how to think," Rodgers said of the team's former state. "We hadn't played well up to that point with Prosper, and we had some time during that open week to assess what we were doing offensively and defensively, and it really brought our football team together."
Aune completed 14-of-19 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Aune also had a 49-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that sent Argyle into the halftime break with a 24-0 lead.
Aubrey's offense was unable to find a way past Argyle's defense, scoring its only points of the game late in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of reach.
Aubrey head coach G.A. Moore said his team needs a little luck and quality play to snap out of its despondent losing streak.
"We need to eliminate mistakes, but we need something good to happen to these kids," Moore said. "Recover a fumble, intercept a pass or make a break, and it seems like we can't do that kind of stuff yet. We need some breaks to get on a roll."
Argyle 41, Aubrey 7
Argyle 10 14 17 0 - 41
Aubrey 0 0 0 7 - 7
ARG - Adam Khan 18 run (Cole Hedlund kick)
ARG - Cole Hedlund 35 FG
ARG - Tyler Eveleth 12 run (Cole Hedlund kick)
ARG - Austin Aune 49 run (Cole Hedlund kick)
ARG - Ian Sadler 75 pass from Austin Aune (Cole Hedlund kick)
ARG - Cole Hedlund 42 FG
ARG - Ian Sadler 41 pass from Austin Aune (Cole Hedlund kick)
AUB - Dexter Loza 18 run (Josh Giles kick)
First Downs 15 8
Rushing Yards 24-149 42-82
Passing Yards 254 36
Passing 16-22-0 4-10-0
Punts-Avg 0-0.00 5-33.80
Penalties 6-36 3-15
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-0
Rushing - ARG: Austin Aune 2-47, Nick Ralston 6-41, Tyler Eveleth 9-31, Adam Khan 2-18, Dalton Ledford 1-5, Chadd Bossow 1-4, Ian Sadler 1-4, Will DeSpain 1-1, Drew Davis 1--2, AUB: Dexter Loza 6-44, Albert Silva 16-41, Mitchell Erp 7-32, Robert DeLaTorre 1-3, Daniel Longberry 1-2, Matt Anson 1--2, Anthony Alford 4--10, Kyle Lynn 5--11, Michael Kister 1--17.
Passing - ARG: Austin Aune 14-19-0-236, Drew Davis 2-3-0-18, AUB: Kyle Lynn 4-10-0-36.
Receiving - ARG: Ian Sadler 2-116, Adam Khan 6-67, Chadd Bossow 4-52, Tyler Eveleth 2-18, Dillon Harp 1-1, Nick Ralston 1-0. AUB: Matt Davis 2-20, Erik Rodriguez 1-10, Michael Kister 1-6.
W L W L
Sanger 1 0 6 0
Argyle 1 0 5 1
Whitesboro 1 0 4 1
Aubrey 0 1 2 4
Gainesville 0 1 2 4
Pilot Point 0 1 1 4
THIS WEEK'S results
Argyle 41, Aubrey 7
Sanger 56. Pilot Point 0
Whitesboro 16, Gainesville 3
NEXT WEEK'S GAMES
Aubrey at Sanger
Whitesboro at Argyle
Gainesville at Pilot Point