Guyer 45, Southlake Carroll 21
The Wildcats booked their place in the state semifinals on Saturday afternoon with a 45-21 victory over Southlake Carroll.
Less than two minutes into the game, Guyer quarterback Jackson Arnold broke a 49-yard touchdown run to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead.
Carroll responded with a touchdown of its own before Guyer made it 14-7 on a 16-yard run from Arnold.
Arnold then hit Landon Sides on a 38-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-7 Guyer at the end of one.
In the second quarter, Arnold scored on a 1-yard sneak to extend Guyer’s lead to 21 points.
Carroll then scored another touchdown to cut the Wildcat’s lead in half.
As time expired in the second quarter, Ford Stinson kicked a 28-yard field goal to make it 31-14 Guyer at the break.
In the third quarter, Arnold scored again for the Wildcats, this time on a 10-yard scramble to make the game 38-14.
The Dragons answered with a touchdown of their own and it was 38-21 heading into the fourth quarter.
Guyer answered with just under nine minutes to play in the fourth quarter when Arnold connected with Josiah Martin for 18 yards to make it 45-21 Guyer.
Arnold threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns in the game.
Guyer (14-0, 7-0) will play DeSoto (12-2) in the state semifinals at a time and location to be determined.
Denton Guyer wins! @DentonGuyer_FB eliminates Southlake Carroll 45-21! @_JacksonArnold_ passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns and rushes for 149 yards and four more scores! @landon_sides catches eight passes for 137 yards and a score in the win! #txhsfb #ihss pic.twitter.com/cAXNvlzy4T
— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) December 3, 2022
The Denton Guyer Wildcats advance to the UIL 6A-II state semifinal round!@DentonGuyer_FB 45, Southlake Carroll 21.@mycoskie spoke with @ReedHeim and @_JacksonArnold_ after the game.
Guyer faces DeSoto next week. #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/bWcDjvRA8O
— CW33 TV (@CW33) December 3, 2022
Prosper 24, Lewisville 13
The season came to an end for Lewisville on Saturday afternoon in the regional finals.
Prosper jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead before Ethan Terrell connected with Jaydan Hardy on a 62-yard touchdown pass to make it 10-7 at the end of one.
Following a scoreless second quarter, the Eagles scored a touchdown each in the third and fourth quarter to make it 24-7.
Terrell scored on a 3-yard keeper with 12 seconds to play in the fourth to make it 24-13.
Lewisville finished the season with an overall record of 12-2 and a 7-0 mark in district competition.
This was the furthest the Farmers have made it in the playoffs since the 1996 season when they defeated Converse Judson in the 5A Division I State Championship.
Argyle 35, Abilene Wylie 28
Just when it looked as if Argyle would take its last gasp in the state quarterfinals on Friday night, the Eagles began to rage against the dying of the light.
Argyle overcame a 14-7 third quarter deficit to defeat Abilene Wylie by a score of 35-21.
The Eagles scored first in the game, taking a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard keeper from John Gailey into the second quarter.
Wylie scored two unanswered touchdowns in the second and led 14-7 at halftime.
Following more than 10 minutes of scoreless football in the third period, Gailey scampered 10-yards to knot the game at 14 with 1:44 remaining in the third.
At the end of the third quarter, junior John Gailey scores a touchdown for the Eagles for a 14-14 tie! #txhsfb #txhsfbplayoffs #goeagles🦅 https://t.co/zeljI8tIPP pic.twitter.com/A115fCdJue
— The Talon News (@TheTalonNews) December 3, 2022
In the fourth quarter, Gailey scored on a 1-yard run early and Argyle followed that up with a 4-yard run from Landon Farris to make it 28-14 Eagles.
With 5:36 to play in the fourth, Wylie cut the deficit to 7 points, but Argyle came right back and made it 35-21 on a 13-yard run from RJ Bunnell with 2:14 to play in the game.
Argyle (14-0) will face South Oak Cliff (11-3) in the state semifinals Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Crowley ISD Stadium.