Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Week 8 roundup (3A/2A/Private): Argyle's Hedlund 3 FGs from state record; ESD returns to playoffs
Sanger 35, Krum 0
SANGER — Tre’von Jackson rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns, and Sanger’s defense held Krum to 121 total yards in a District 9-3A victory.
Jackson scored on a 2-yard run and a 1-yard bolt in the first half, and Wyatt Broxson hooked up with Damien Hallowell for a 21-yard touchdown as Sanger took a 21-0 lead into the half.
Argyle 53, Frisco Lone Star 7
ARGYLE — Nick Ralson scored twice and Ian Sadler once in the first quarter as Argyle, the state’s No. 2 Class 3A team, bolted to a big lead and cruised past Frisco Lone Star, 53-7.
Ralston rushed 12 times for 127 yards and scored four touchdowns on the night, and Cole Hedlund kicked field goals from 49, 46 and 50 yards to move into sole possession of second place all time in Texas high school history with 45 career field goals. He’s three from the state record and five from the national mark.
Sadler scored on a 10-yard run, and Ralston added scores from 20 and 27 yards out before Hedlund’s first field goal gave Argyle, the top team in SportsDay’s Class 3A-others area rankings, a 24-0 lead in the first quarter.
Argyle amassed 389 yards on the ground while improving to 8-0, 2-0 in District 10-3A. Lone Star, led by Ramon Harris’ 44 rushing yards and one score, fell to 5-4, 0-3.
Celina 49, Aubrey 14
CELINA — Nathan Elliott passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns, two to Cash Conder, as Celina, No. 8 in the Class 3A state poll, cruised past Aubrey to stay undefeated.
Elliott completed only 15 of 42 attempts with one interception, but his three touchdowns in the second half helped Celina (9-0, 3-0 in District 10-3A) pull away.
Madison 44, Roosevelt 3
Tre Garner ran for 205 yards, including 192 yards and a touchdown in the first half, to lead Madison (3-5, 1-1 in District 11-3A) to a victory over Roosevelt (2-6, 1-1) at Pleasant Grove Stadium.
Anna 42, Princeton 28
ANNA — Isaac Armijo rushed for 294 yards and five of his team’s six touchdowns as Anna (3-6, 2-1 in District 12-3A) upset Princeton (7-1, 1-1), the No. 3 team in SportsDay’s Class 3A-others area rankings.
Melissa 55, Bonham 20
MELISSA — Marcus Ellis rushed for 277 yards and five touchdowns as Melissa, No. 4 in the Class 3A-others area rankings, ran past Bonham in a District 12-3A game.
Kaufman 21, Crandall 7
CRANDALL — After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, Kaufman used a powerful running game and scored 21 unanswered points to beat Crandall and move to 3-0 in District 14-3A.
All three of the Lions’ scores came on the ground, as LaXavier Battee, Desmond Williams and Clay Rhodes all got into the end zone. Battee led the rushing attack with 117 yards on 19 carries.
Nate Banks led the way for Crandall with 115 yards on 11 carries. The loss dropped the Pirates to 0-2 in district.
District 6-2A Div. 2
Corsicana Mildred 14, Rice 13
RICE — Will Burnham and Russell Holden hooked up for their second touchdown off the night with 49 seconds left, and Corsicana Mildred (6-2,4-1 in District 6-2A DII) escaped with a victory over Rice (3-5, 2-3).
Episcopal School of Dallas 56, Tulsa Holland Hall 48
Jack Johnson ran for 282 yards and five touchdowns and caught one of Richie Loftus’ three touchdown passes as Episcopal School of Dallas (6-3, 4-3) defeated Tulsa Holland Hall (3-6, 2-5), 56-48, to clinch a Division 1 postseason berth. ESD will play at Houston Kinkaid at 6 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the SPC championship playoffs.
ESD led 43-21 late in the third quarter before Holland Hall’s Jake Fox threw three consecutive touchdown passes, cashing in on two turnovers, to cut the lead to 43-41.
However, Drew Winsauer intercepted the two-point conversion pass, and ESD added two Johnson scoring runs.
FW All Saints 42, Cistercian 6
IRVING — Fort Worth All Saints turned five first-half interceptions into 28 points and defeated Cistercian.
Quarterback Foster Sawyer went 15-of-25 for 195 yards and three touchdowns for All Saints (9-0, 7-0), whose starters played only the first half.
Cistercian (6-3, 4-3) scored its lone touchdown on a Connor Ryan 8-yard run.
St. Mark’s 42, Greenhill 6
ADDISON — St. Mark’s senior quarterback John Webb threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Greenhill (1-8, 0-7 SPC North).
St. Mark’s (7-1, 6-1) opened the game by exclusively passing on offense, with the first run a 4-yard touchdown by junior Justin Jones with 1:18 left in the second quarter to make it 35-6.
OKC Casady 35, Arl. Oakridge 14
ARLINGTON — Oklahoma City Casady broke open a close game by scoring 21 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarters en route to a win over Arlington Oakridge.
Argyle Liberty Christian 40, TCA-Addison 37
ARGYLE — JonAaron Howell’s interception late in the fourth quarter helped propel Argyle Liberty Christian to a touchdown that led to a win over Trinity Christian-Addison.
Howell’s interception came with 4:37 to play as he corralled a deflected pass from TCA’s Christian Hutzler on fourth down at the Liberty 32. TCA was down three points and driving.
Howell returned the ball into TCA territory, and four plays later quarterback Colby Moore ran in an 18-yard touchdown to push Liberty’s lead to 40-30, with 2:35 left in the game.
TCA (5-3, 1-3) scored a touchdown in the final minute but failed to recover the onside kick.
Liberty (6-2, 3-1 TAPPS 1-I) got a great performance from Howell, who rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns.
Grapevine Faith Christian 31, Waco Reicher 14
GRAPEVINE — Grapevine Faith (4-4, 2-2) scored 31 unanswered points to defeat Waco Reicher.
Faith’s defense held Reicher (4-4, 3-1) to three first downs in the second half.
Parish Episcopal 35, Bullard Brook Hill 13
BULLARD — Xavier Suggs showed an array of skills, scoring touchdowns three different ways to help Parish Episcopal earn a win over Bullard Brook Hill.
Suggs scored on a 45-yard run late in the second quarter. He struck again on a 56-yard touchdown reception on Parish Episcopal’s first play from scrimmage in the second half.
The two-way standout stepped in front of a pass and returned an interception 46 yards for his final score. Suggs accounted for 286 all-purpose yards on 21 touches, leading all ball carriers with 172 yards rushing and totaling 101 receiving yards on two catches in addition to return duties.
The win kept Parish Episcopal (5-3, 4-1 TAPPS Division II, District II) in second place in the standings while Brook Hill (4-4, 3-2) dropped a game back.
La Marque 35, Bishop Lynch 28
LA MARQUE — Daquan Jones rushed for 251 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead La Marque to a nondistrict win.
Colleyville Covenant 55, HSAA 14
Sophomore Michael Hudson threw for four touchdowns as Colleyville Covenant Christian (5-3, 3-0) powered past HSAA.