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ARGYLE — All-state running back/receiver Ian Sadler scored five of Argyle’s seven touchdowns as the Eagles routed Paris 53-7 on Friday night.
With Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury watching, the Red Raider pledge scored three times on runs of 8, 1 and 3 yards and added TD receptions of 14 and 8 yards from quarterback Brandon Boyzuick.
“I got to meet him earlier in the day,” Sadler told the Denton Record Chronicle. “I got to meet him and my position coach (Tech’s Eric Morris), and (it was) pretty awesome to have a game like that while they were here.”
Argyle, the No. 3-ranked Class AAA team in Texas according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, dominated on both sides of the ball, forcing six Paris turnovers on three interceptions and three fumbles.
Argyle improved to 3-0, and Paris fell to 1-2.
The Eagles led 23-0 after the first quarter and 53-0 at the half, then turned the game over to its reserves.
Paris’ lone touchdown came on a 15-yard pass from quarterback Kevin Jackson to Jordan Williams midway through the fourth quarter. Blake Beshirs added the extra point.
The Eagles scored twice on safeties – once by tackling a Paris runner behind the goal and once when the Wildcats fumbled the ball out of the end zone.
After the second safety, Paris’ free kick from the 20 went to the Argyle 43, where the Eagles’ Reese Thompson caught the ball and ran 57 yards for a touchdown and a 44-0 lead with 3:04 left in the first half.
Sadler finished with six carries for 28 yards, plus four receptions for 26 yards. Boyzuick completed 9-of-14 passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yard TD pass to Hunter Treadwell.
Argyle had 208 total yards – 96 on the ground and 112 in the air. Paris had 129 total yards on 76 yards rushing and 53 yards passing.
With all the turnovers, Paris punted only twice in the game. Twice in the second half, the Wildcats were stopped on fourth down.
Connor Wilson and Jon Pucciarello had interceptions in the first half for Argyle, and Drew Estrada had another in the second half.
Cole Hedlund was a perfect 7-for-7 for Argyle on point-after kicks.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra