No. 22 Denton Ryan beats No. 27 Highland Park on New Year’s Day Texas Playoff Showdown

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After state semifinal losses to Highland Park in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Denton Ryan avenged those defeats on New Year’s Day to advance to the Texas Class 5A Division I state semifinals next weekend. The Raiders, ranked No. 22 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water, defeated HP 17-7 at Globe Life Park.

Next up, Ryan will face Mansfield Summit, a 41-38 winner over Red Oak.

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