Bobcats facing toughest challenge thus far

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The Byron Nelson football team pulled its district record even last Friday night with a 24-14 victory over Lake Dallas and will face its biggest challenge of the season this Friday when it squares off with Denton Guyer, the third-ranked 4A program in the state.

The Bobats improved to 4-1 on the season with the victory and rebounded from a district-opening loss to Wichita Falls Rider last week.

Nelson jumped out to a 3-0 lead halfway through the first quarter when Parker McCabe drilled a 32-yard field goal for the Bobcats.

Preston Haire tacked on another touchdown for Nelson on a two-yard run in the second quarter to take a 10-0 lead into half time.

Lake Dallas rallied in the third quarter with two touchdown rushes to take a 14-10 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Bobcats answered with 14 points of their own in the fourth quarter when Hayden Sanders caught a 9-yard pass from Haire to regain the lead for Nelson and Courtney Miles rushed for a 10-yard touchdown run to make it 24-14.

Miles rushed for 109 yards in the game for Nelson and the Bobcats defense came up with two fumble recoveries.

Nelson will host Denton Guyer at 7 p.m. on Friday night at Northwest ISD Stadium, with Guyer ranked among the top five programs in the state.

The Wildcats’ only losses this season came to last year's 5A state runner up Cedar Hill in the opening week of the season and a forfeit loss to Colleyville Heritage due to an ineligible player.

Nelson coach Brian Polk could not be reached for comment.

Over at Northwest, the Texans took on Keller Fossil Ridge on Friday in game that pitted two undefeated teams in a big district game that the Panthers pulled out.

Fossil Ridge jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but Northwest got on the board late in the second on a 23-yard field goal from Chris Hamilton.

The Panthers scored twice more in the second quarter of the game, and Northwest answered with a 1-yard touchdown run from Chase Morrison.

Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

Chase Morrison finished the game with 10 receptions for 133 yards and a rushing touchdown and the Northwest defense came up with a fumble recovery in the game.

The Texans will square off with Haltom in their next game at 7:30 p.m.. on Oct. 11 at Birdville Stadium.

Haltom is 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in district competition heading into the game.

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