Top 100 – No. 21 Denton Ryan returns to Texas high school football championship game

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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.

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Ryan jumped-out to an early 14-0 lead before Summit started to make it a game.

Oklahoma-recruit Billy Bowman returned the Raiders’ lead to 21-7 before the half.

In the third quarter, Summit closed to within 21-13, but Memphis-bound Seth Henigan’s bomb returned the Raiders’ lead to two scores.

Summit wouldn’t go away, closing to within a point early in the fourth quarter.

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.

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