SPORTS HEADLINES

Eagles stifle Bulls, end playoff run

By Brandon Evans | Published Saturday, November 17, 2012

{{{*}}}Argyle outmatched Bridgeport and cruised to a 45-0 victory Friday night in a bi-district playoff game at Marauder Field in Flower Mound.

The Eagles scored on all five possessions they had in first half.

IN THE TRENCHES – Bull defenders Hagen Davis (54) and Jessie Smith (8) up-end Argyle runningback Terry Moore in Friday night’s playoff game in Flower Mound. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

After holding Bridgeport to three-and-out on the opening kickoff, Argyle marched down the field and scored on a one-yard dash by Ian Sadler. The score was only a preview as the junior wide receiver proceeded to gash the Bulls all night.

Sadler scored four minutes later when he grabbed a 9-yard pass in the end zone thrown by junior quarterback Brandon Boyzuick. The Argyle signal caller scored again early in the second quarter when he kept the ball and scampered 15 yards untouched for a touchdown.

And several minutes later, when Bridgeport had Argyle in a third and long situation, Boyzuick found a wide open Sadler who proceeded to haul in the ball for a 40-yard touchdown reception. It was a theme all night.

“The defense played good on first and second down and gave up some big plays in third down situations,” said Bridgeport Coach Danny Henson. “They’ve got great inside runners, talented receivers and a quarterback that can get the ball to them.”

Sadler wound up with two touchdowns and more than 100 yards receiving and another touchdown on the ground.

Bridgeport finally got a moral victory when they held Argyle to a field goal with about a minute left in the first half.

Argyle came out and scored two more touchdowns on the ground in the third quarter. After that it was back and forth until the clock ran out.

Bridgeport had some positive plays, but never managed to finish a drive. They put up 169 yards of offense against a defense that held Celina to 58 total yards last week.

“The kids played hard,” Henson said of his team. “(The loss) doesn’t take anything away from the effort or the season they had to get here tonight.”

Argyle goes to 10-1 with the win. Bridgeport finishes the year at 4-7.

RUNNING AWAY – Bridgeport defensive lineman Tommy Canales tries to bring down Argyle quarterback Brandon Boyzuick during the Friday night playoff game. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

ARGYLE 45; BRIDGEPORT 0

Argyle … 14 … 17 … 14 … … 0-45
Bridgeport … 0 … 0 … 0 … … 0-0

FIRST QUARTER

Argyle – 6:49; … Ian Sadler 1-yard run; Cole Hedlund kick
Argyle – 2:39; … Brandon Boyzuick 9-yard pass to Sadler; Hedlund kick

SECOND QUARTER

Argyle – 10:05; Boyzuick 15-yard run; Hedlund kick
Argyle – 4:58; … Boyzuick 40-yard pass to Sadler; Hedlund kick
Argyle – 1:09; … Hedlund 24-yard field goal

THIRD QUARTER

Argyle – 6:57; Chance Bode 1-yard run; Hedlund kick
Argyle – 3:19; Terry Moore 1-yard run; Hedlund kick

ARGYLE … BRIDGEPORT

1st downs … 30 … 7
Rushes yards … 215 … 100
Passing yards … 338 … 69
Total yards … 553 … 169
Passes (comp-att-int) … 25-33-0 … 5-16-2
Punt average … 0 … 5-32
Fumbles lost … 3-3 … 1-1
Penalties yards … 5-60 … 2-20

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING

Argyle – Nick Ralston 13-101; Bridgeport – Hunter Gantt 17-62, Bridgeport – Gabe Huerta 10-19

PASSING

Argyle – Brandon Boyzuick 22-31-320-2 TDs; Bridgeport – Gantt 5-16-69

RECEIVING

Argyle – Ian Sadler 9-120-2 TDs; Bridgeport – Huerta 2-36

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