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Football roundup: Argyle remains undefeated with victory against Paris

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PARIS — Argyle reached the end zone only twice while on offense but found other ways to gradually pull away from Paris for a 26-7 victory in both teams' nondistrict finale.

Argyle (5-0) capitalized on Paris' two lost fumbles in the third quarter with Travis Garner's second of two field goals and Chase Petter's 45-yard return for a touchdown in the third quarter for a 20-0 lead.

Don Williams' rushed 144 yards for Argyle.

Argyle never trailed as Cale Nanny caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Jon Copeland in the second quarter in route to a 10-0 halftime lead.

Noah Lang had a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and Garner opened the scoring with a 30-yard field goal in the first quarter to complete the first possession of the game.

Aubrey 21, Pottsboro 14

POTTSBORO — Will Dow scored three touchdowns for Aubrey, including an 8-yard  run with 7:51 left to play to lift the Chaparrals.

Dow had touchdown runs of 4 yards in the second quarter and three yards in the third quarter for Aubrey. He rushed for 84 yards on the night.

Following Dow's third score of the night, Pottsboro drove to the Aubrey 12 but failed to convert on a fourth-and-11 with two minutes left  in the game. Aubrey took over and ran out the clock.

Aubrey is now 4-1 for the season, and Pottsboro dropped to 3-2.

After a scoreless first quarter, Pottsboro broke the ice when quarterback Hunter Watson hit Ross Hendrix on a 74-yard touchdown pass with 8:49 left in the second quarter for a 7-0 lead.

Aubrey then went on an 82-yard drive that ended with Dow's 4-yard scoring run with 1:39 left in the first half to knot the score at 7 going into the break.

Pottsboro took a 14-7 lead on a Watson 8-yard keeper early in the third quarter. Aubrey tied the game with 2:10 left in the third quarter with Dow's 3-yard run.

The Chaparrals will be off next week before opening 5-4A play in two weeks against Community.

Brock 28, Pilot Point 7

PILOT POINT — For the third straight week, Pilot Point had to face one of the state's top-ranked teams, and the Bearcats dropped a hard-fought decision to the seventh-ranked Eagles.

The Bearcat defense held Brock to 58 yards rushing and 13 yards passing in the first half, but mistakes to plagued them. With 5:45 left in the first quarter, punter Tyler Williams dropped the snap, giving Brock the ball at the Pilot Point 25-yard line. Six plays later, Tripp Jones connected with Dawson Littlepage for a 13-yard touchdown pass and a 7-0 lead. 

With 58 seconds left in the first half, Jacob Pitt's pass was intercepted by Tanner Patino and returned 45 yards to the Pilot Point 13. After an unsportsmanlike penalty on Pilot Point, Patino ran 4 yards around the left end for a touchdown to make the halftime score 13-0.

In the third quarte,r both defenses played well as Pilot Point stopped Brock on a fourth-down play with 8:47 left. Just when Pilot Point looked to be getting something going on offense, Reagan Gochis fumbled and Brock recovered at the Pilot Point 40-yard line. With 19 seconds left in the third, Patino scored on a 7-yard run to push the lead to 20-0. 

Pilot Point controlled the ball most of the fourth quarter and scored on a 4-yard run by Pitts with 5:37 left.

Pilot Point has a bye next week and opens District 5-3A play at Callisburg in two weeks.

Santo 28, Ponder 8

PONDER — The Santo Wildcats used a ball control offense and recovered three Ponder fumbles on their way to a win.

The Wildcats (3-2) controlled the ball for 29:03 and ran  54 offensive plays to Ponder's 42. Santo racked up 244 yards rushing and 16 more passing while Ponder finished with 190 yards on the ground and 19 through the air.

Santo held a 11-8 halftime lead before scoring two third-quarter touchdowns and adding a field goal in the final quarter.

Ponder (2-3) got its only score on a Mason Durrett 3-yard run in the second quarter. Kaden McEwen led the Ponder offense with 100 yards rushing on 15 carries. Carlos Zepeda had 48 yards on eight carries, and Durrett finished with 42 yards on four tries.

Ponder is off next week before opening District 4-3A play in two weeks at Brock.

Crowley Nazarene 48, Calvary 24

The Crowley Nazarene Christian Academy Lions put up 27 second-half points to pull away and end Calvary's three-game winning streak.

Calvary (3-2) trailed 21-16 at halftime before Crowley put up 14 points in ther third quarter to pull away.

Calvary opened the scoring in the first quarter with a Lluc Oulette 31-yard touchdown run, and Beck Hillman added the point after. Crowley led 21-8 late in the second quarter before Calvary scored again, this time on a 11-yard pass from Jacob Helzer to Hillman.

Calvary trailed 35-16 before it scored again with another Helzer to Hillman 11-yard touchdown pass.

Helzer finished the night hitting 9 of 15 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 15 times for 63 yards. Oulette finished with 50 yards on six carries.

Calvary will be back in action next Friday when it hosts Union Hill.