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Varsity Football Kicks Off with Win Against Lovejoy

The Eagles take on Lovejoy on Aug. 27, 2016 at Allen Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas. (Christopher Piel/The Talon News)

The Eagles take on Lovejoy on Aug. 27, 2016 at Allen Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas. (Christopher Piel/The Talon News)

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The Eagles take on Lovejoy on Aug. 27, 2016 at Allen Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas. (Christopher Piel/The Talon News)

©The Talon News | Christopher Piel

©The Talon News | Christopher Piel

The Eagles take on Lovejoy on Aug. 27, 2016 at Allen Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas. (Christopher Piel/The Talon News)

Connor Repp, Reporter

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The Eagles won their first game of the year with a score of 33-21 against Lovejoy High School in the Tom Landry Classic at Allen Eagle Stadium, with most valuable player awards going to Don Williams (7) for offense and Brendan Dixon (5) for defense. 

Offensively, the team racked up 424 total yards, including 177 yards on the ground led by a breakout performance by running back, Don Williams. Williams had 28 carries, ran for 168 yards, and made three touchdowns. The rushing attack was helped by a pass. The 85 yard bomb to Cale Nanny backed up the defense from the line of scrimmage and allowed Williams to spring free for big gains. The Eagle’s passes were also very effective with the Eagles throwing for 247 yards and one touchdown.  

The Eagles defense held Lovejoy to 294 yards on offense. Lovejoy quarterback Carson Collins was held in check,  completing just over 50% of his passes for 128 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The Leopards running back Chad Hesson ran wild in the first half, but  second half adjustments allowed the defense to reign in the bruising runner.

Star quarterback Dane Ledford played a stellar first half before injuring his wrist diving for the end zone. In the second half, he was replaced by the tandem of Zack Pelton and Braden Pruett. He is listed as “week to week” by head coach Todd Rodgers but will not be playing quarterback in the Eagle’s next game.

“Quarterbacks who will be playing this week are Zack Pelton, Braden Pruett, and Hayden Clearman,” Rodgers said.  

Up next for Argyle is the La Grange Leopards in Waco’s Midway ISD Stadium at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 2. La Grange is lead by the talented running back J.K. Dobbins. However, Dobbins hurt his leg (as reported by the Austin American Statesman) on the first play of the Leopard’s season and will not be competing against the Eagles. 

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Varsity Football Kicks Off with Win Against Lovejoy