Football: Broncos fall from first

Scooting out to a two-touchdown lead at 21-7 in the first quarter, the Denton Broncos looked as if they were on their way to breaking the four-way tie atop District 5-5A. Denton’s Xavier Scott rushed for 272 yards and four touchdowns; however, the Broncos’ defense only forced three Azle punts all night as the Hornets rushed for 358 yards on the road to cap off a 55-34 victory at Bronco Field.

Football: Guyer wins big behind Robinson

JUSTIN — For the second straight week, Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson proved to be a capable escape artist.Whether he was eluding defenders on long touchdown runs or evading rushers in the...

Football: Turnovers cost Ryan in 35-14 loss to Keller

Just as Ryan seemed to have fixed its turnover woes, they came back to haunt the team in what could be a costly loss in the District 5-6A playoff race.

Football: Bearcats record blowout of Whitesboro

WHITESBORO — Travis Garrett accounted for five of Pilot Point’s eight touchdowns and the Bearcats scored 44 of their season-high 58 points in the first and final quarter as they defeated district rival Whitesboro 58-28 on Friday.

Football: Sanger spreads wealth in rout

SANGER — How do you make up for the loss of star running back Tre’von Jackson? Try spreading out nine touchdowns between seven different players.

Football: Undefeated Argyle defeats Carter

DALLAS — Seven Argyle Eagles found the end zone Friday night at John Kincaide Stadium where Argyle pounded Dallas Carter to remain perfect on the season.

Football: Spencer, Krum upend Anna

ANNA — All 21 points from the Krum Bobcats were scored from a ground attack led by senior running back Jacob Spencer to defeat the Anna Coyotes on Friday night 21-7 in District 3-4A action. Spencer, who...

Football: Bridgeport drops Aubrey to 1-7 on year

AUBREY — Bridgeport’s Keenan Holdman had 117 receiving yards and ran for 66 more yards — including three touchdowns — to mow over Aubrey 41-14 Friday.

Football: Late interception dooms Liberty

For the second consecutive week, the Liberty Christian Warriors suffered a late interception that led to a loss. Friday night, the Warriors’ freshman quarterback John Copeland was picked off at the Trojan four-yard line and the Addison Trinity Christian Trojans held on to take a 35-28 victory against Liberty Christian at Apogee Stadium.

Football: Brock stops streaking Lions

BROCK — The Ponder Lions saw their six-game winning streak come to a halt Friday night when the Brock Eagles routed Ponder 57-14 in a highly-anticipated matchup between the top two teams in District 4-3A.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Wildcats suffer first district defeat

TROPHY CLUB — The Guyer Lady Wildcats dropped their first District 5-6A match of the season Friday, falling to Trophy Club Nelson 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19.

Football: Rojas finds way to ball for Raiders

Ryan free safety Alan Rojas’ eyes were wide with anticipation. Keller Fossil Ridge quarterback Bryce Baccarini had just put too much on a last-ditch pass late in the fourth quarter of a seven-point game, and Rojas was all over it.

Football: Azle visits Denton for first-place battle

The Denton Broncos had an opportunity to pull off a tremendous comeback Oct. 16 at Wichita Falls Rider, but they came up short for their first loss of the season.

Football: Guyer faces familiar foe

When Guyer moved up to the state’s largest classification and into the new District 5-6A this year, the Wildcats were put with several familiar teams from different times in their program’s history.

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Football: Wildcats take to the sky

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson is a big fan of his wide receivers. That group includes senior David Haynes, who was slated to be the Wildcats’ starting quarterback this season with the graduation of three-year starter Jerrod Heard last year.

Volleyball notebook: Guyer pouring on coal in 5-6A

Guyer has been so dominant in District 5-6A that, with just two matches left in the regular season, it’s easy to assume that much of the pressure is off the shoulders of the Lady Wildcats.

Volleyball: Argyle takes district

ARGYLE — Argyle coach Clark Oberle wasn’t sure if his players were aware of what was on the line in Tuesday’s District 9-4A match against Sanger. They sure played like they did, though.

Volleyball: Denton upends Lady Rangers

On Tuesday against Saginaw Chisholm Trail, Denton played down a setter but still managed a 25-17, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16 win to give itself a chance for a tie for first place in District 5-5A.

Tennis: Broncos eliminated

Winning its last two matches of the regular season, the Denton Bronco tennis team was ready for Tuesday’s Class 5A playoff matchup against Saginaw Boswell.

Volleyball roundup: Guyer remains unbeaten in district play

KELLER — The Guyer Lady Wildcats remained perfect in District 5-6A action Tuesday night with a 25-16, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23 victory over Keller.

Tennis: Bronco tennis ready for playoffs

With a change to the playoff format in Class 5A, the Denton tennis team has been the beneficiary of two added playoff spots. But with matches against Fort Worth Brewer and Azle to end the season, the Broncos had to earn the chance to enjoy the thrill of the playoffs. They delivered, winning both team matches, which secured them the No. 3 seed in the area tournament today against the No. 2 seed from District 5-6A, Saginaw.

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Football: Pilot Point Bearcats take 49-48 thriller

PILOT POINT — Digging themselves a 21-0 first-quarter hole with two early interceptions and flimsy defense, the Pilot Point Bearcats’ perfect record looked seriously in doubt. With the Van Alstyne Panthers blocking a punt with 1:37 remaining and scoring to draw within a point at 49-48 with just nine seconds left on a fourth-and-10 play, they decided to go for the win on the 2-point conversion after Pilot Point was tagged with an offsides penalty.

Football: One quarter enough for Guyer to top Central

One quick 17-second stretch to close the first half on Friday was a perfect microcosm of just how explosive Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson and the offense he runs can be on a weekly basis.

Football: Argyle sets ‘standard’ in 65-7 decision

ARGYLE — As far as Taylor Sweatt is concerned, what happened defensively in Argyle’s District 6-4A (Division I) shootout win last week was a mirage. Sweatt insists Friday’s dismantling of Wilmer-Hutchins is a more appropriate indicator of what to expect from the Eagles going forward.

Football: Bishop Dunne hands Liberty district loss

ARGYLE — A big showdown took place at Warrior Stadium Friday night as Liberty Christian looked to knock off the undefeated Dallas Bishop Dunne Falcons, who were coming off a big win against Plano Prestonwood last week.

Football: Krum shuts out Aubrey

KRUM — The Krum Bobcats were challenged by coach Gary Robinson and responded by scoring a 17-0 victory over the Aubrey Chaparrals Friday night.

Football: Ponder prevails in double OT

PONDER — The Ponder Lions survived a double-overtime thriller as they beat the Boyd Yellowjackets 34-27 and stayed unbeaten in district play.

Football: Efficient Ranchview overwhelms Sanger

CARROLLTON — Missing star running back Tre’von Jackson, Sanger lost its first game of the year 49-31 to Carrollton Ranchview on Friday night.

Football: Cuchens leads Calvary to 50-point rout

CARROLLTON — The Calvary Lions rode the passing and rushing of quarterback Keishun Cuchens on Friday night to a 74-24 rout of the Carrollton Christian Saints.

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Volleyball roundup: Lady Wildcats make it 11-0

Guyer rolled to a 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 victory over Keller Central on Friday, keeping its District 5-6A record perfect at 11-0.

Football: Late pick seals Ryan win

KELLER — Ryan’s Alan Rojas continues to one-up himself. A week after forcing two fourth-quarter turnovers in a key win for the Raiders, Rojas intercepted Keller Fossil Ridge quarterback Bryce Baccarini and returned it 84 yards for a touchdown with 38 seconds left.

Football: Broncos rally but suffer first defeat

WICHITA FALLS — After spotting Wichita Falls Rider a 27-0 lead, the Denton Broncos weren’t looking like a team that had started the first six games of the season undefeated.

Football: Jackson ruled out for Sanger

Sanger running back Tre’von Jackson has been ruled out of tonight’s District 6-4A (Division I) game against Carrollton Ranchview with a left ankle injury suffered in last week’s win over Dallas Carter, Indians coach Chuck Galbreath confirmed Thursday.

Football: Guyer gets second shot at Central

When the District 5-6A alignment was released in February, the Guyer Wildcats saw plenty of familiar faces from their time in the state’s largest classification in 2010 and 2011, their previous two years in District 5-4A with Trophy Club Nelson, and of course their old crosstown foes at Ryan.

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Football: Fast start fuels Falcons in Fort Worth frolic

FORT WORTH — Lake Dallas defeated another Fort Worth opponent Thursday, but it wasn’t as easy as the final score indicated.

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Football: Keep calm and throw TDs

Liberty Christian quarterback Nick Starkel hasn’t had a chance this season to stop and take a deep breath.

Football: Broncos all business on quest for 7-0

As the Denton Broncos huddled after Tuesday’s practice, coach Kevin Atkinson stressed to the team that it needed to practice and play like a 6-0 team and treat its trip to Wichita Falls as a business trip with a workmanlike mindset.

Football: Raiders not resting on comeback vs. Panthers

Ryan coach Dave Henigan was a spectator at Apogee Stadium for last year’s Class 5A Division II Region I semifinal between Ryan and Keller Fossil Ridge, when the Raiders clawed back from a 31-point hole to stun the Panthers.

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Volleyball: Tipping one direction

There used to be a lot more on the line in the rivalry between Ryan and Guyer. Lately, though, it’s been a case of two programs heading in opposite directions.

Volleyball: Denton sweeps Saginaw

The Denton Lady Broncos still have work to do before they can accomplish their goal of winning the District 5-5A championship.

Volleyball roundup: Argyle rolls through Aubrey

AUBREY — Argyle topped Aubrey 25-14, 25-17, 25-10 in a District 9-4A battle Tuesday to stay undefeated in league action.

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Football: Ponder takes district opener

PARADISE — It took two days, but the Ponder Lions beat the Paradise Panthers to win their district opener 21-14.