ARGYLE Argyle put Nolan Catholic in unfamiliar territory Friday, as the Eagles handed the Vikings a 44-21 loss at Eagle Stadium.
First-quarter miscues put Nolan (0-2) in a hole early. The Vikings fumbled on their first four possessions, losing possession on three of those costly plays. Those three turnovers turned into 10 points for Argyle (2-0), as the Eagles built a 20-0 lead before the end of the first frame.
Argyle’s Connor Wilson played a huge role on both sides of the ball as the Eagles kept the pressure up before halftime. The Kansas State commit recovered one of Nolan’s fumbles with 9:13 remaining in the first, before capping the ensuing Argyle possession with a 1-yard touchdown run on a sweep to the left side.
The senior defensive back intercepted a Nolan pass midway through the second quarter that led to quarterback Brandon Boyzuick’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Jon Pucciarello. That score put Argyle, the state’s fifth-ranked team in Class 3A, up 34-0, and the rout was on.
Texas Tech commit Ian Sadler put his stamp on the game as well, with two rushing touchdowns and an 84-yard third-quarter kickoff return that set up yet another Eagle touchdown.
Nolan was able to outscore Argyle 21-10 in the second half, but the damage was already done. Running back Luke Alves’ 33-yard touchdown run early in the fourth made the score 44-14, and the Vikings inched closer when quarterback Spencer Hutka tossed a 5-yard touchdown to Nick Boudreaux on the game’s final drive.
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