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Max Van Drunen, Co-Sports Editor

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On Friday, October 5, the Argyle Eagles will look to continue the streak on Homecoming Week. Their opponent, the winless Sanger Indians. Argyle has been on a roll for the past two games scoring 138 points, but they wouldn’t stop there. They continued to put up a ton of points, scoring a school record of 75 points. The defense also allowed a season-low 6 points for Sanger’s offense.

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Argyle Eagles play Sanger for the Homecoming game at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas, on October 5, 2018. (Jordyn Tarrant / The Talon News)

Though not as prominent this game, the Junior Homecoming Prince, Bo Hogeboom had an effective game, throwing for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Hogeboom also completed 46.7% of his passes (7-15) and had a quarterback rating of 128.3. Due to the past few games being blowouts by the third quarter, Senior Hunter Martindale has been getting more snaps on offense. And on Friday he was very efficient, completing 5-7 of his passes for 107 yards and a score. Martindale had a QB rating of 153.3, five points from being perfect, he also had one fumble. He was very impactful in the running game, having 42 yards off 5 carries and a touchdown.

Due to the low passing yard, total’s the wide receivers didn’t really go off this week. Senior Dillion Carter lead the team with two receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. Junior Alex Gonzales followed closely with three catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. Another wide receiver that’s done good the past few games is Senior Brandon White, where he had 3 receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown, it was his third straight game with a score.

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Argyle Eagles play Sanger for the Homecoming game at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas, on October 5, 2018. (Jordyn Tarrant / The Talon News)

Bo Hogeboom and Hunter Martindale didn’t need to throw for a ton of yards in this game due to the outstanding play of all three running backs, where they all had over 100 yards rushing on the day. Senior Noah Lang had an outstanding season last year where he had 886 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns, but this season we have seen a different Noah Lang. This year before Friday’s game versus Sanger, he had 96 yards and one touchdown. Lang showed us a glimpse of who he was last year in this game where he had 114 yards and two touchdowns.

The other running backs were exceptional, including Junior Luke Farris. He had a varsity career-high 104 yards off another career-high 14 carries. Though Lang and Farris had great games, Sophomore Tito Byce really shined above the rest. In this game, he had only six rushes, but out of those six, four of them were touchdowns. Byce also had a total of 106 rushing yards. That brings Byce year total’s to 430 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns.

The Eagles Special Teams also were very productive on Friday. Senior Adam Schleder was the lead kick-returner, with two returns for 57 yards. Senior Hayden Clearman and Junior Alex Gonzales each had one punt return, Clearman with a 38-yard return, and Gonzales with a 25-yard return. Argyle’s kicker, Senior Grant Shaw, made eight extra points and had a 30-yard field goal. The backup kicker, Senior Elias Garcia, made his season debut make both of his extra points.

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Argyle Eagles play Sanger for the Homecoming game at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas, on October 5, 2018. (Jordyn Tarrant / The Talon News)

The Sanger Indians were led by Quarterback Logan Walker. He really struggled to throw the ball, only having 62 yards and two interceptions. He was later benched and the Indians put in Byron Dallas, he had one completion, one attempt and one touchdown for 53 yards. The leading receiver was Hank Lemons, where he had 106 yards, five catches and the teams only points. The leading rusher for the game was Colby Lewis, he had 10 carries for 31 yards.

The “Black Swarm” defense was at it’s best against the Indians, allowing a season-low 6 points for their offense. Sophomore Davis Elsey had a career-high 9 tackles, 6 solo and 3 assisted. Senior Chase Petter continued his dominance, where he had eight tackles and four tackles for loss. Senior Landry Barnett had a good game with 5 tackles, four solo tackles and three tackles for loss. The secondary for the Eagles was outstanding, lead by Senior Brenden Dixon and Junior Jake Sullivan. Dixon had his third interception of the year, and Sullivan was a shutdown corner, not allowing a single catch and having four tackles on the day.

The Argyle Eagles will take another road trip to East Texas, to face the winless North Lamar Panthers, Friday, October 12. Kick-off will be at 7:00 P.M., at North Lamar High School.

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Max Van Drunen, Sports Co-Editor

Max Van Drunen is the Co-Sports Editor and a reporter for The Talon News. Max has reported from many UIL State events and press conferences around Texas. ...

Jordyn Tarrant, Graphic Designer/ PR

Jordyn Tarrant is the Marketing Manager, PR manager, and a photographer/graphic designer. She has created all spirit posters and ads, and she is part of...

Andrew Fritz, Equipment/ Photo Editor

Andrew Fritz is the Equipment/Photo Editor and Sports Photographer for The Talon News. He manages equipment, photos, and uploading to SmugMug. Along with...

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