Argyle, Guyer headed to state championship games

Both the Argyle and Guyer football teams will compete in state championship games after winning their respective playoff games on Saturday.

Guyer will defend its state title after a thrilling comeback 22-16 win over Highland Park at Allen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats were down 10-0 at the half, but came alive in the fourth quarter.

Guyer junior running back Anthony Taylor got things started with a 24-yard scamper to the endzone and QB Jerrod Heard added a 25-yard rushing touchdown to take the Wildcats’ first lead in the game with just over four minutes to go.

After a Highland Park score, Heard answered with a long drive downfield capped with another rushing touchdown with 55 seconds remaining to put it away for Guyer.

Guyer (13-2) will face San Antonio Brennan (15-0) for the 4A Division I title at 8 p.m. Friday at AT&T stadium in Arlington.

Argyle is gunning for its first state football title after rolling to a 38-14 victory over Graham Saturday night at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin.

The Eagles jumped on Graham early in the game, scoring 21 first half points on a 10-yard run from Nick Ralston, a 35-yard interception return from Hunter Treadwell and a 2-yard run from Conner Wilson.

Ralston scored on runs of 2-yards and 35-yards respectively in the second half to put the Eagles up 35-0, finishing the game with 147 yards rushing.

Cole Hedlund kicked a 36-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Argyle’s defense stifled Graham, racking up five interceptions on the night.

The Eagles (15-0) will play Fairfield (15-0) for the Division II 3A State Championship on Friday at 4 p.m. at AT&T Stadium.

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