The top matches of state-ranked teams in Texas this week will be featured on Friday Night Football.
Denton, Texas — The two hottest teams in the state, starting the 2022 season, will clash on Friday night as 6th-place Denton Geyer hosts #17 Prosper.
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After making it to the title game in 6A-Division II last season, Guyer comes as an actual state championship hopeful.
In the wildcast 5-star senior Jackson Arnold is one of the best quarterbacks in Texas. Arnold has already thrown 10 touchdown passes this season, giving the Gayer a 3-0 start. The Oklahoma-commitment threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2021.
Prosper, on the other hand, has registered two big wins earlier this season to vault the statewide 6A rankings. The Eagles beat state-ranked Ulysses Trinity in their opener, and then upset top 10-ranked Rockwall last week.
Prosper is led by his own senior signal caller at Harrison Rosar. Rosar threw for more than 3,000 yards in 2021, and racked up 37 touchdowns, earning first-team All-District honors in the quarterback position.
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Both teams also play exceptional defenses.
Prosper scored a high-powered Rockwall offense last week for just 11 points, and held the Yellow Jackets to three points for the vast majority of the game. Inside linebacker Ethan Higgins and defensive end Dylan Hinshaw lead for a unit that allowed just 38 combined points in three games.
Meanwhile, there is an extraordinary secondary facility led by the Bowen brothers in defense of Gyre. Peyton, a safety, and Allie, a cornerback, combine to lead the way for the Wildcats defensive back. Senior Ryan Yeats is also a very talented safety who has been a playmaker for the Wildcats earlier this season.
The game marks the start of the 2022 District program for both teams, as they begin a tough schedule within District 5-6A.
In addition to these two teams, the 9th-ranked Allen has ranked three teams in the District 6A top 25.
Our Friday Night Football broadcast begins at 6:50, with kickoff at 7 p.m.