Argyle Running Back Bursts into the 2021 Season with a Mission
The Argyle Eagles are coming into the 2021 season hot after winning the 4A Division 1 State Championship. They'll open up against Fort Worth Nolan Catholic in their first game of the season and senior running back Knox Scoggins will be one of the Eagles' go-to weapons on the ground game. The returning rusher will look to make an even bigger impact than he did last season, not only Argyle but for himself too as an individual player.
In 2020, Scoggins was Argyle's fourth best rusher and still managed to record honorable stats. He ran for 585 yards and scored six touchdowns off of 113 carries. Seniors of Argyle at the time, Tito Bryce and Braden Baker, combined for 1,800 plus yards and twenty-six touchdowns. Meanwhile, Scoggins' junior teammate Peyton Shoemake ran for 618 yards.
Already earning a ring in his high school career is something Scoggins is grateful for, but he would like to go back to the state championship game and have the opportunity to play. Just two games before the 2020 state final, Scoggins tore his ACL while playing against Paris. "I really want to go back….I've been working my butt off just trying to get back," mentioned Scoggins in an interview with VYPE Reporter Robert Gonsoulin. It can be understandably hard to deal with not being a part of the championship win that your teammates played in when you're dealing with a season-ending injury.
Scoggins did also mention in the interview that playing football at the next level was in his interests. He's already received offers from NCAA Division II & III schools like Missouri University of Science and Technology, Hendrix College, and Howard Payne University. He's even earned some attention from Ivy League programs Columbia and Harvard. Regardless of where Scoggins will end up, he wants to play for whoever is invested in him. "I'm just trying to talk to schools that really want me….I'm trying to find a place that I like."
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Argyle should be a fun team to watch this year, especially since they'll have new starters across multiple positions stepping up after a perfect 16-0 championship season. Through one lens, 2021 can be viewed as a rebuilding year for the Eagles, while through another, it can be seen as some of their younger talent taking over and utilizing what they learned last season from the seniors that have just graduated before them. Knox Scoggins will for sure be one of those talented players that high school football fans will get used to seeing more in 2021, as he plans to leave a bigger imprint on Argyle's season.