Friday Night Lights Recap: Big Wins, Shocking Upsets in Week 2 of Texas High School Football

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The great thing about streaks is that they eventually come to an end. The moment is often a crucible that propels teams to strive to succeed. In Week 2 action, two of the most treasured win streaks in Texas high school football ran their course, while a third streak that ended Friday might be the motivation needed to get one of Texas’ underdog schools jump started toward winning ways.

The Allen Eagles lost at home against Atascocita, ending an 84-game regular season win streak and notching an L for the first time since 2012. The loss marks the first time the Eagles have not won in their prestigious mansion of a football complex known as Eagle Stadium and snaps a 122-game win streak that dates back to 2010.

No. 5-ranked Atascocita’s win was fueled by out-of-this-world play by quarterback Gavin Session. Session racked up 300 yards passing on 16 completions and used his legs to add another 117 yards to the team total. Session threw four TDs and rushed for another score in the 41-27 victory.

Atascocita Head Coach Craig Stump described the victory as “big” in post-game comments, not just because of the final score, but also the manner in which his team got the job done.

“The best part is how we did it. They did not give it to us with turnovers. We just beat them,” Stump said.

Perennial powerhouse Denton Ryan came home with a tough loss on Friday as well, ending a 60-game regular season win streak against in-division Denton Guyer. Ryann’s streak includes a 54-game run of double-digit wins. Guyer won 14-7, putting Texas high school teams on notice with a smothering defensive performance through the final whistle. Ryan had an opportunity to tie the game in overtime, but a streaking defender successfully knocked the pinpoint pass away to seal the victory for Guyer.

These are the types of streaks that can change the dynamic of a team, leaving players motivated to work even harder than before. While two of Texas’ top teams lick their wounds and prepare for the next challenge, one Texas high school team snapped a streak of its own on Friday that could change the culture on the field for years to come.

The Irving high school varsity football team narrowly defeated Dallas Molina by a score of 35-34. The win ends a 32-game losing streak that dates back to 2017. Irving won on the strength of its running game and by taking advantage of mistakes made by Molina, including a blocked punt for a TD.

While Ryan and Allen look to right the ship and get back on track with the season, the varsity team in Irving will be riding high through the week as they look to establish a win streak of their own against Fort Worth Paschal this week. Denton Ryan faces unranked Frisco Reedy in Denton, while Allen will welcome Cedar Hill to Eagle Stadium on Friday.

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