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Football roundup: Argyle rolls past La Grange

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BELTON — The La Grange defense forced a punt to start the game. It was unable to slow down the potent Argyle Eagles' attack thereafter.

Senior quarterback Jon Copeland passed for 287 yards and five touchdowns in the first half to lead Argyle to a lopsided 70-0 victory over La Grange at Crusader Stadium. Argyle scored 21 points in each of the first three quarters and racked up 565 yards and 22 first downs.

Argyle scored touchdowns on six of its eight drives in the first half. Four of those drives required five or fewer plays.

The first scoring drive started in La Grange territory when Blake Ramsey recovered a fumble at the La Grange 39. Copeland passed 24 yards to Wes McCollum to make it 7-0. McCollum caught a screen pass and took it the distance.

Copeland passed 10 yards to Alex Gonzales on Argyle's next series to make it 14-0. Don Williams broke for a 54-yard run along the left sideline to set up first and goal. Copeland hit Cale Nanny on a 30-yard strike on a corner fade to make it 21-0 with 1:57 remaining in the first quarter.

Led by defensive end Kaden Roberts, Argyle held La Grange to 40 yards rushing on 38 attempts. Roberts recovered two fumbles and recorded three tackles for loss.

Williams and Noah Lang each rushed for 93 yards and two scores.

Whitesboro tops Aubrey 20-7

WHITESBORO — A momentum swing came in the Whitesboro Bearcats' favor against Aubrey in the second quarter Friday night as the Bearcats scored two touchdowns two minutes apart and took a 13-0 lead in the second quarter en route to a 20-7 victory over the Chaparrals. 

The Chaps fell to 1-1 while Whitesboro improved to 2-0. 

In the first half, Aubrey chewed up more than 8 minutes of the clock between the first and second quarter and traveled from its own 20 to the Bearcats 3, but Aubrey quarterback Taylor Swarbrick was sacked on a third-and-goal play, forcing a failed field goal attempt by Landon Stewart.

Whitesboro took possession and six plays later, Bearcats quarterback Scout Sanders connected with running back Weston Hickman on a 46-yard scoring play to put Whitesboro up 7-0 with 5:48 left in the half. 

The Chaps went three and out on their next series, and Whitesboro responded on the first play of its next series, as Sanders hit wide receiver Noah Greisen on a 79-yard TD pass to give the Bearcats a 13-0 lead.

Whitesboro needed just a little more than two minutes to score in the third quarter, as Sanders scampered 40 yards for a score to give the Bearcats a 20-0 lead with 9:50 remaining. 

Aubrey got on the board with 8:30 left to play in the fourth quarter on a Pablo Vera 5-yard run TD run. 

Muenster blanks Pilot Point, 42-0

PILOT POINT — The No. 6-ranked Muenster Hornets rolled into Massey Stadium and stung the Pilot Point Bearcats 42-0.

The Hornets held the Bearcats to 3 first downs and 112 yards total offense, while rolling up 474 yards of total offense.

Muenster scored at the 8 minute mark in the first quarter on a 11-yard run by Parker McGrew making the score 7-0. Pilot Point struggled to move the football as the defense forced two Muenster turnovers —  a Ty Hellman interception of McGrew and a Reagan Gochis fumble recovery in the first quarter.

In the second quarter McGrew connected with Clay Stevens for a 20 yard touchdown pass, making the score 14-0. The Bearcats quickly tried to answer with a 57-yard run by Jacob Pitts down to the Muenster 7. The Hornet defense stiffened and forced a missed field goal by Pilot Point kicker Jaime Tavera. The Hornets scored twice more in the second quarter on a 63-yard pass and catch play from McGrew to Logan Pagel and a 35-yard touchdown run by McGrew making the score at half 28-0.

Muenster took the second half kickoff and quickly scored on a 59-yard touchdown pass from McGrew to Stevens with 11:01 left in the third. Pagel added a 22-yard run with 4:45 left in the game to make the final score 42-0. 

Pilot Point will try and rebound next week as they travel to Aubrey.

Ponder edges City View in overtime

WICHITA FALLS — Ponder's Carlos Zepeda scored from nine yards out in overtime and Mason Durrett intercepted a pass on City View's first overtime play to secure the Lions a 36-28 victory.

City View scored with 36 seconds remaining in regulation to force the game into overtime.

Kaden McEwen led the Ponder offense with 171 yards rushing on 22 carries and Zepeda had 84 yards on 14 carries.

Quarterback Mason Durrett scored two touchdowns on runs of one and three yards and Oscar Martinez caught a 32-yard scoring toss from Durrett for another score.

Ponder will be at home next Friday to face Holliday.

Calvary dominates Waco Live Oak Classical JV

The Denton Calvary Lions picked up their first victory of the season in dominating fashion Friday night, pounding Waco Live Oak Classicial junior varsity 48-0.

The Lions, now 1-1, wasted little time in taking control of this game, scoring 26 fist quarter points in a game that was later shortened due to the mercy rule.

Carter Listi got the rout started midway through the opening quarter with a 12-yard scoring run and Beck Hillman added the points after kick. Less than a minute later Calvary increased the lead to 10-0 when Derek King tackled Waco's Connor Wiethorn in the endzone for a safety.

Hillman picked up Calvary's next two TDs on runs of 7 and 3 yards before Listi completed the first half scoring with a 28-yard run. The Lions wrapped up the scoring barrage early in the third quarter with Chase King 27-yard scoring run and Mason Fellers 1-yard run.

The Lions defense held Live Oak to minus-34 yards in total offense. Listi finished the evening with 40 yards rushing on two attempts, King added 35 yards on three carries and Larsen Ransleben had 32 yards on seven carries.