Ryan has claimed at least a share of the District 5-5A title. But it has no plans on sharing anything after next week. With Thursday’s 41-14 win against Denison at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, the Raiders won their fifth-straight game by three touchdowns or more and, despite still having only a one-game lead in the standings over Denton, appear primed to finish the regular season as the district’s lone unbeaten team.
North Texas spent the early stages of the season searching for the right formula on its offensive line. Following a win against Army last week, it’s become apparent Elex Woodworth will be a key part of that plan in a season full of twists and turns.
Denton senior Alex Goff had a different mindset last cross country season. He thought if he ran harder and trained longer, he would be able to perform better at meets, but after breaking his foot due to overexertion right before last season’s district meet, Goff was determined to train smarter, not harder, this season.
In the past two weeks, Braswell coach Cody Moore rested a little easier knowing the offense he’s longed for is starting to come to fruition. It’s not quite as potent as his Rockwall Yellow Jackets offense in 2014 (576 yards per game), but it’s getting there.
Two weeks ago, Guyer suffered a blowout defeat at the hands of the state’s top-ranked team, Allen. Last week, the Wildcats pulled off a 35-23 win against a probable playoff team from Wylie, and in many ways, the Guyer coaching staff was more upset with the win than the loss.
Seth Littrell and Frank Wilson followed similar paths to becoming head coaches at the major college level.
The distance between Denton and Lubbock is about 296 miles. That long stretch was what Braswell cross country coach Gary Brown thought was an achievable goal for his team. And he was right. T
Ryan is the only unbeaten team in District 5-5A with two games remaining in the regular season. But the Raiders don’t have the district title sewn up yet.
Ryan coach Nicholas Gay was confident the Lady Raiders were one of the better teams in District 5-5A when league play began nearly two months ago.
In the final district game of the season, Argyle was on the brink of a historic moment on Tuesday night, and it wouldn’t have been a good one.
With just two games left in the Lone Star Conference regular season, the TWU soccer team is hoping to build on several strong showings in recent weeks to improve on its regional ranking.
CARROLLTON — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons, behind the strong play of Kasey Bortnem, rolled to a 25-4, 25-14, 25-14 sweep of R.L. Turner on Tuesday night to wrap up District 14-5A play with a 11-3 record.
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North Texas will have an opportunity to add yet another conference soccer title to its ever-growing collection in its last two games of the regular season.
Trey Keenan made his way into what amounted to an oversized closet at Michie Stadium on Saturday night for an assignment that is a rarity for players like the former Argyle standout.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — North Texas coach Seth Littrell took a look at what Army’s defense does best heading into the teams’ game on Saturday and came to what seemed like a reasonable conclusion.
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Thabo Mwaniki made the first start at quarterback of his life on Friday night, and the 17-year-old Guyer senior gave a mixed review of his performance in the Wildcats’ win against Wylie. The Wildcats scored a 35-23 win against Wylie, but that was about all Mwaniki was happy about.
Yielding an opening touchdown and throwing an interception on their second offensive play of the game, the Denton Broncos found themselves facing at a two-possession deficit just a handful of minutes into their showdown against District 5-5A foe Wichita Falls Rider. But Denton’s defense forced a turnover on downs at its own 12-yard line to restore the ball to its offense and the Broncos never looked back as they surrendered just six points the rest of the game on the way to a 31-13 win Friday at Bronco Field.
WICHITA FALLS — It seems like forever and a day since Ryan was last tested by another team. On Friday, not only did Wichita Falls fail to push the fourth-ranked Raiders to the brink, it got run out of its stadium. Ryan scored 56-straight points, forced four turnovers and added a pooch-kick recovery for good measure while rolling to a 56-14 District 5-5A win against the Coyotes at Memorial Stadium.
DENISON — Denison’s quick-tempo offense can score as fast as it lines up for the next play. Braswell did not have an answer for it all night. The Yellow Jackets — led by a heavy ground attack headlined by running backs Tre’Lon Lyday and Kenny Gaffney’s 186 combined rushing yards and four touchdowns — defeated Braswell 49-20 at Munson Stadium on Friday.
The Argyle Eagles offense may get most of the attention, but on this Friday night, credit their defense for getting a big District 4-4A victory against Sanger. Junior running back Don Williams rushed for 173 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries, and Dylan Sadler added a critical late field goal, but it Argyle’s defense that made the difference with two crucial stops, one with 1:16 left, to lead the Eagles to a 27-21 win.
The Ryan Lady Raiders and the Argyle Lady Eagles find themselves in very similar surroundings. Both are only one victory from wrapping up perfect records in their respective districts following Friday’s volleyball action.
ARGYLE — Never mind that Liberty Christian was down 14-0 at halftime, or that Kason Howell wasn’t on the team’s roster for the first game. Liberty Christian beat Bishop Lynch 17-14 on Friday, scoring all of their points unanswered in the second half while Howell punctuated the comeback with a game-winning touchdown run.
CARROLTON – In his head, Drew Sanders knew immediately he was going to score a touchdown. His legs did the rest, carrying the freshman quarterback 60 yards into the end zone halfway through the third quarter. The sprint was Sanders’ most impressive play from Lake Dallas’ 42-14 win against Carrollton Creekview on Thursday, but it was far from the only highlight. With the two quarterbacks in front of him injured, Sanders filled in seamlessly, rushing 19 times for 176 yards and four touchdowns.
Eric Jenkins envisioned basketball as his ticket to a better life while growing up in New Orleans, where he sometimes went hungry or worried about where he’d find the money for bus fare to school. It wasn’t until Jenkins’ time at Miller-McCoy Academy was coming to an end that he looked around the gym and reconsidered.
The McMath Lady Tigers A-team improved their season record to 7-1 Wednesday night with a two-set sweep of Little Elm 25-14, 25-8 in eighth-grade action.
The Denton school district will be well represented at the Region I cross country meet next weekend in Lubbock as the Braswell girls and Denton High boys were two of five squads to finish in the top three at Thursday’s District 5-5A meet at North Lakes Park.