Argyle hammers Aubrey, 59-8

Argyle-Aubrey box score

By David Hausman

Contributing Writer

     The Aubrey Chaparrals were no match against the No. 2 Argyle Eagles Friday night.

     From the time Ian Sadler returned the opening kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring, until the first play of the fourth quarter when Drew Estrada took a swing pass from backup quarterback Cooper Rodgers and took it 57 yards for the Eagles final score, Argyle owned the game in a 59-8 rout.

     The Eagles scored 45 first-half points, then scored twice in the second half before Aubrey got on the board.

     The Chaparrals finally got some momentum in the final quarter, going on a 15-play scoring drive to avoid the shutout.

     “We knew coming in that this would be an uphill battle for us. Our main goal was to get out of the game healthy and we did that,” said Aubrey coach Mike Segleski.

     Although the Chaparrals gave up 59 points, Segleski found a bright spot from his defense.

     Chancey Hull played a heck of a game. Going up against the No. 2 team in the state, he made play after play,” Segleski said. “He was all over the place on defense.”

     Sadler had 239 all-purpose yards for the Eagles — all in the first half. In addition to scoring to start the game, he returned a punt 58 yards for a score. He then added a 49 yard touchdown run.

     Reese Thompson and Nick Ralston also had scores in the first half for Argyle.

     The Eagles scored on a 3-yard run by Sweatt Taylor in the third quarter, and added Estrada’s catch and run on the opening play of the fourth period.

     Same Heath led the Chaparrals with 67 yards on the ground, including 49 on the fourth-quarter scoring drive. Matt Duncan added 17 yards in the final drive before Mark Steinhoff finished it off with a 1-yard run. Duncan added the two-point conversion with a run behind the left side of the line.

     “We decided to play it safe because in the end, this game did not mean anything,” Segleski said. “We came out of the game healthy and we did not give Ranchview anything to look at. Through all the injuries and everything, our kids continued to play hard. They play hard no matter the circumstances.”

     The Chaparrals will play for a berth in the playoffs when they battle Carrolton Ranchview next week.

     Lonestar beat Ranchview, so if we win we are in,” Segleski said.

     Aubrey would also make the playoffs if it loses by eight points or less.