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  1. Denton Ryan QB named APSE Player of Year

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    It didn't take long for Scotty Young to show he was a special player. On his first snap as Denton Ryan's starting quarterback in 2008, he threw an 80-yard touchdown pass. It foreshadowed a career that saw Young throw 129 touchdowns in two years, cu...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2009
  2. Experienced Denison takes on young Aledo team

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    The Denison Yellow Jackets hope experience gives them an advantage over a young Aledo team in a matchup between very similar teams. Denison (13-1) features nine three-year starters while a handful of sophomores has led Aledo to a 13-1 record and a ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2009
  3. Denton Guyer can redeem itself against Longview

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    The 2009 playoffs presented Denton Guyer a chance at redemption. The last two teams to beat the Wildcats -- Denton Ryan and Longview -- have come up in the Class 4A Division I bracket. Guyer (13-1) disposed of the former Saturday, beating Ryan, 28-...

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2009
  4. Denton braces for Ryan-Guyer rematch

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    Denton's C.H. Collins Athletic Complex is often a barren place during the regular season. Crowds rarely come close to filling in the 12,000-capcitiy stadium during less-than-marquee matchups when the faint sound of cheers gets lost in the empty ven...

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  5. Denison handles rare adversity

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    Denison found itself in a position it hadn't been in all season against Marshall -- behind at halftime. The Yellow Jackets (12-1) trailed by 12 points at the break as the Mavericks' speed caught Denison off guard. Marshall's ground game plowed thro...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2009
  6. Defending 4A champs end Frisco Liberty's playoff run

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    Frisco Liberty's magical playoff run came to a halt against Sulphur Springs on Friday. After rallying from 14 points down to take a lead in the fourth quarter, the Redhawks gave up a late scoring drive and couldn't answer in a 33-31 loss to the def...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  7. Ringo avoids Belichick treatment with successful gamble

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    Plano East coach Johnny Ringo knows what happens when a gamble doesn't work out. He's seen what New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has gone through since his risky fourth-down attempt failed against the Colts on Sunday. Fortunately fo...

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2009
  8. Tough road ahead for Southlake Carroll

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    Southlake Carroll finds itself in a familiar situation entering the 2009 playoffs. The Dragons (9-1 overall, 5-0 in District 6-5A) open the postseason against former district rival Colleyville Heritage, and a showdown against one of the state's bes...

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2009
  9. Little Elm clinches surprise playoff berth

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    A new coach and a new offense turned Little Elm into playoff team in 2009. A year after going 1-9, Donald Stowers dumped Little Elm's spread offense in favor of a form of the triple option. After a slow start, Little Elm (4-6 overall, 4-3 in Distri...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2009
  10. Passing game lifts run-oriented Frisco Liberty

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    It's no secret Frisco Liberty can run the ball, but the Redhawks proved they can throw the ball in a win over Frisco Wakeland last week. Wakeland (6-3 overall, 3-3 in District 9-4A) defenders stacked the box in hopes of slowing down Liberty RBs Jay...

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2009
  11. Improved receiving corps helping Guyer

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    A year after using primarily big formations, Guyer now lines up in the spread as much as it does in two tight end sets. While the team runs the same plays out of the spread as it does other sets, Guyer coach John Walsh believes the added versatility ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009
  12. Playoff berth would complete Terrell turnaround

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    Whatever had ailed the Terrell Tigers was nothing that a little hard work couldn't fix. That's the attitude Chris Gilbert had when he took over the coaching job at Terrell after holding the same position at South Oak Cliff. The Tigers went a comb...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  13. Offensive line paving the way for Allen

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    One of the reasons Allen again is a favorite to go deep into the playoffs is its offense line. Four of its five starters from the 2008 state championship team returned this year, and all five starters are getting looks from Division I colleges. The...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2009
  14. Plano West's offense gets test from Plano East

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    While most eyes will be on DE Jackson Jeffcoat when Plano West takes on Plano East on Friday, the game will likely be decided on the other side of the ball. West's high-octane offense faces one of the area's better defenses in East. West (5-3 overa...

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2009
  15. McKinney Boyd looks to regroup after bye

    Jeff Andrews/Special contributor

    The bye week couldn't have come at a better time for McKinney Boyd. The Broncos (4-3 overall, 1-2 in District 8-5A) are coming off lopsided losses to Plano West (84-40) and Allen (45-21), and quarterback Jonovan Griffin and receiver James Driskell ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2009