Denton Ryan is back in the Texas Class 5A Division I championship game. Friday night, the Raiders, ranked No. 21 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water, beat Mansfield Summit 49-35.
Ryan jumped-out to an early 14-0 lead before Summit started to make it a game.
Denton Ryan’s first rushing attempt is a good one. Watch the cut from sophomore Kalib Hicks, who sprints down to the one. Fellow sophomore Anthony Hill scores on the ground the next play.— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) January 9, 2021
Denton Ryan leads Mansfield Summit 14-0 with 3:55 left in the first half. #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/iyKqHzeH4t
Oklahoma-recruit Billy Bowman returned the Raiders’ lead to 21-7 before the half.
@Billy2Bowman catches a TD pass for @DentonRyanFball to make the score 21-7 with 1:47 left in the 1st half @Parker_Turley52 @ivanrodz7771 @paytpeterson1 @KennyMatthews @The_RightCall @AFGP_Sports pic.twitter.com/meNEb5vLYl— Friday Night Glory (@FridayNghtGlory) January 9, 2021
In the third quarter, Summit closed to within 21-13, but Memphis-bound Seth Henigan’s bomb returned the Raiders’ lead to two scores.
TD!!!! @DentonRyanFball connects on the deep pass to make the score 28-13 with 10:13 left in the 3rd quarter @Parker_Turley52 @KennyMatthews @The_RightCall @RandyE30 @paytpeterson1 pic.twitter.com/ylEL0PBBwN— Friday Night Glory (@FridayNghtGlory) January 9, 2021
Summit wouldn’t go away, closing to within a point early in the fourth quarter.
@3kdave connects with @hal_presley for an @SummitFB TD as @DentonRyanFball leads 28-20 with 1:28 left in the 3rd quarter. @Parker_Turley52 @paytpeterson1 @KennyMatthews @The_RightCall pic.twitter.com/O41bTlPpZV— Friday Night Glory (@FridayNghtGlory) January 9, 2021
Wow! @3kdave doing what he’s done all year and willing himself into the end zone. @SummitFB pulls closer and @DentonRyanFball leads 28-27 with 10:09 left in the game. @paytpeterson1 @Parker_Turley52 @The_RightCall @KennyMatthews @ivanrodz7771 pic.twitter.com/qwEliKFxA2— Friday Night Glory (@FridayNghtGlory) January 9, 2021
The Raiders iced the game by widening the lead to 42-27. You can watch the full highlights below.
Next Friday, Ryan will play No. 70 Cedar Park at AT&T Stadium. Cedar Park blasted Veterans Memorial 61-28. You can watch the game below.