Argyle boys head coach Daniel Lundy concedes that his team put itself in its current situation.
ARGYLE — Argyle, Sanger and Ponder each claimed one win on the final day of the Argyle/Liberty Christian tournament Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
LAKE DALLAS — Josh Jackson poured in a game-best 26 points and the Lake Dallas boys defeated Azle 56-53 for their second District 5-4A win.
ARLINGTON — A photograph saved on Jimmy Bean’s smartphone perfectly illustrates how far he’s come since he began his football career at Oklahoma State in 2011.
ARLINGTON — For Friday’s AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, players for No. 9 Missouri and No. 13 Oklahoma State are allotted six tickets for family and friends. For a few of those players, six tickets might not cut it.
HALTOM CITY — Guyer thumped North Crowley 69-46 on Friday to advance to the consolation semifinals of Orange bracket play in the Whataburger Tournament.
After its deflating, double-digit loss to Hebron on Friday, Denton coach Harold Jackson was just happy to get a win Tuesday, 72-66, as the Broncos’ stiff defensive effort in the first quarter put enough distance between them and Lake Dallas to hold on for their first district win.
At the moment, the Guyer football team is focused on defending its Class 4A Division I state championship, but after what they hope is a Dec. 20 title game at AT&T Stadium, the Wildcats will shift their attention.
CORINTH — Jackson Owens put his college future in ink Wednesday morning, but in his mind, his future has been in stone for years. The Lake Dallas senior signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Florida State after committing the summer following his sophomore season, and Owens said he is ready to be relaxed and have fun during his senior season this spring.
CORINTH — If Lake Dallas was going to turn its season around after three straight losses, it needed to take care of business in Friday night’s game against Wichita Falls. The Falcons (4-4, 1-4 District 5-4A) instead lacked any offensive firepower — they were outgained 313-149 — and were penalized nine times for 105 yards in a crushing 21-7 loss.
Earlier in the week, Guyer head coach John Walsh said he wanted to get all of the horses in his running game involved early and often for the remainder of the season, starting with Friday night’s game against rival Lake Dallas. It was clear from the onset that Walsh meant what he said. The Wildcats’ rushing attack was out in full force as Guyer rolled to a 66-3 win over the injury-depleted Falcons at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.
Despite the fact that her team lost in four sets, there were still positives for Denton coach Danielle Silva to extract following Tuesday’s loss to Trophy Club Nelson.
WICHITA FALLS — The road to the high school football playoffs may now be a bit more challenging for the Lake Dallas Falcons. The Falcons went up against 2012 Class 4A state semifinalist Wichita Falls Rider on Friday night at Memorial Stadium and simply were outmatched. The Raiders scored on each of their first two possessions of each half, and Josh Hatch returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown to help the Raiders claim a 45-14 District 5-4A victory.
CORINTH — Lake Dallas coach Michael Young still believes the Falcons are a playoff-caliber team, but a big question looms as senior wide receiver Josh Jackson was injured early in the first half of a 24-14 District 5-4A loss to Trophy Club Nelson.
When Denton returned the second-half kickoff to the Lake Dallas 13-yard line and the Falcons were flagged with a pass interference call two plays later that put the ball at the 3-yard line instead of an interception, the Broncos seemed poised to get themselves within a touchdown and right back in the game.
The game’s impact on District 5-4A’s playoff race will be hard to quantify after Denton and Lake Dallas’ district-opening showdown.
Many districts stake claim to being the toughest in Texas in their respective classification, and District 5-4A is definitely one of them.
LAKE DALLAS — Lake Dallas is off to its best start in four years, but coach Michael Young cautioned his team following a 38-20 win over Carrollton Newman Smith on Friday about reading too much into the early-season success.
After Guyer and Trophy Club Nelson battled for a district championship last season, splitting their head-to-head meetings, it was the Denton Lady Broncos who knocked off Guyer and gave the Lady Bobcats the District 5-4A volleyball title.
CORINTH — With every Lake Dallas possession on Friday night, it seemed as though Falcons quarterback Dagan Haehn was gaining confidence. The sophomore led scoring drives on five of his team’s final six possessions, but it was defensive lineman Marcus Girma’s interception in a mass scrum in the end zone that gave the Falcons a 51-44 win in double overtime over Frisco Centennial.