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3A-2A-private schools roundup (Zero Week): Abilene Wylie drubs inexperienced Argyle; Madison wins ugly
ARGYLE — The last time the Argyle football team lost a game, it was for all the marbles as it took a 7-point loss in the Class 3A Division II state championship game.
A load of veterans graduated from that title contender, and Argyle’s inexperience showed in Friday’s season-opening 31-14 loss to West Texas power Abilene Wylie.
“We just have to get over that hurdle of inexperience,” Argyle head coach Todd Rodgers said.
Argyle managed just five first downs while allowing 22 first downs to Wylie, all while playing with a new quarterback, Brandon Boyzuick, and missing two starting receivers in Chance Bode and Dalton Ledford, who are nursing injuries.
Argyle, the No. 6 team in the Associated Press Class 3A preseason poll, saw its top offensive playmaker, Ian Sadler, total three offensive touches for zero yards.
Frisco Lone Star 34, Fort Worth Castleberry 27
FORT WORTH — Frisco Lone Star’s Jordan Jones scored on a 4-yard run with 11 seconds remaining to lift his team over Fort Worth Castleberry at W.O. Barnes Memorial Stadium.
Castleberry led, 20-13, going into the fourth quarter after Francisco Perez threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to J.W. Maxwell. Perez finished the game with 315 passing yards, while running back Alex Scallion rushed for 96 yards.
Lone Star’s Michel Bordes scored on a 90-yard kick return to narrow the score to 27-20 and spark a three-touchdown run.
Ramon Harris led Lone Star with 319 rushing yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Chase Moak struggled, going 3-for-17 passing for 86 yards.
Madison 34, Sanger 19
SANGER — Randall Johnson threw for 247 yards and four touchdowns to lead Madison.
Penalties and turnovers plagued each team throughout the game. Tanner Thomas intercepted a Johnson pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown to put Sanger on the board near the close of the first quarter.
Madison entered halftime with a 14-13 lead.
Madison controlled the tempo for most of the second half.
Farmersville 54, Cooper 28
FARMERSVILLE — Chris Stanley threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as Farmersville scored 29 straight points to blow out Cooper.
Brownsboro 40, Crandall 20
CRANDALL — Brownsboro forced six turnovers en route to victory.
Kaufman 42, Athens 14
KAUFMAN — Clay Rhodes ran for 124 yards and a touchdown and threw for two more scores for Kaufman.
Sunnyvale 35, Grand Saline 20
SUNNYVALE — Sunnyvale defeated Grand Saline in its season opener.
Princeton 33, Greenville 13
GREENVILLE — Princeton compiled 325 total yards and limited Greenville to 110 yards for the win.
C.J. Bryant led the way for Princeton with 123 total yards, and Dathan Seymour scored for the defense with a 26-yard fumble return for touchdown.
Rusk 47, Terrell 8
RUSK — Kody Stanley rushed for a pair of touchdowns and returned an interception 95 yards for another score to lead Rusk past Terrell.
Running back Chase Bennett, who led all rushers with 231 yards on 12 carries, added touchdown runs of 50 and 75 yards to help Rusk amass 437 yards on the ground.
Prestonwood Christian 56, Henderson 21
tHENDERSON — Prestonwood Christian rolled up 166 yards and 12 first downs in the first quarter behind quarterback Mickey Mitchell and running back Grayson Warren on its way to a 56-21 victory over UIL Class 3A Henderson on Friday night.
Warren and Mitchell combined for 245 yards rushing in the first half, highlighted by a 60-yard touchdown run by Warren in the second quarter.
Prestonwood Christian led 36-7 at the half.
The game marked the varsity debut of freshman Michael Irvin Jr., the son of the former Cowboys great. Irvin Jr. had two catches for 31 yards.
TCA-Addison 55, Decatur 24
DECATUR — Daniel Davidson threw two early interceptions but finished with 279 yards passing and four touchdowns to lead TCA-Addison.
Davidson’s favorite target was Thomas Brock, who caught eight passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns.
Dallas Christian 49, HSAA 0
RICHARDSON — Kalir Joseph ran for four touchdowns and 77 yards as Dallas Christian dominated HSSA.
Joseph lead a group of eight rushers that amassed 156 yards to lead the TAAPS 2-II team. Joseph ran for touchdowns of 12, 16, 19 yards the first three times he touched the ball.
Hayden Baker scored on 85-yard interception return and 16-yard blocked punt.
Fort Worth Country Day 34, Greenhill 14
A.J. Ximenes had 14 rushes for 61 yards and a touchdown as Fort Worth Country Day defeated Greenhill.
The Hornets scored on the second play from scrimmage, when Brent Rubin completed a flea-flicker pass to Tre Albritten for a 66-yard TD.
The Falcons didn’t take the lead until the end of the third quarter, when Campbell Boswell brought a Noah Montgomery pass back 20 yards to push the score to 19-14.
Episcopal School of Dallas 42, John Paul II 17
PLANO — Episcopal School of Dallas’ Jack Johnson racked up 96 rushing yards, Thomas Fitts threw for 237 and the Eagles beat the John Paul II Cardinals at John Paul II High School.
Up 21-17 at halftime, the Eagles salted away the game when Johnson weaved up the middle for a 31-yard touchdown run with four minutes left in the third quarter.
Cistercian 40, Grapevine Faith Christian 0
Cistercian used big plays to roll to victory at Grapevine Faith. The Hawks used the punishing running of Dare Odeyingbo, who rushed for three long touchdowns and 143 yards, to pull away.
Arlington Oakridge 47, Arlington Grace Prep 10
GRAND PRAIRIE — Marshall Oxentine had 87 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Arlington Oakridge over Arlington Grace Prep.
Fort Worth Calvary Christian 50, Shelton 36
CARROLLTON — Fort Worth Calvary Christian took an early lead off two interceptions then hung on for a wild victory over Shelton Academy.
First Baptist 52, Wortham 0
Max Partlo threw for 335 yards and six touchdowns to lead First Baptist. Trae Hart caught 10 passes for 187 yards, including three touchdowns.