Guyer claims first state title

The Denton Guyer football team rallied from a 30-14 third quarter deficit to win the Division I 4A state championship on Saturday, defeating Georgetown 48-37 at Cowboys Stadium.

Guyer scored first in the game, breaking through on a 31-yard touchdown pass to Ellis Jefferson from Jerrod Heard.

Georgetown tied it up late in the first quarter and it was 7-7 heading into the second.

Heard scored on a 4-yard run to make it 14-7 early in the second, but Georgetown scored 16 unanswered points before the break and led 23-14 at halftime.

After going up by 16 early in the third, Heard took the game onto his shoulders, scoring on runs of 17, 14 and 5 yards to regain the lead for the Wildcats 34-31.

Heard connected with Jefferson on a 71-yard touchdown pass, and tacked on another 7-yard touchdown run to seal the deal for Guyer.

Connor Allen was named defensive MVP of the Game, and Heard was selected offensive MVP.

Heard, who rushed for five touchdowns in the game and led the team to its first state football championship in school history, was quick to spread the credit around.

“The defense stepped up,” Heard said. “We could not have asked more of the defense…we relied on our defense and they really stepped up.”

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