Sunday, December 10, 2023

Guyer win next pits them against Carroll

The Denton Guyer football team scored a strong start to the playoffs after trouncing Plano as the Wildcats begin their trek towards a third consecutive state title.

On the second play from scrimmage, Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson found a wide-open seam and burst ahead for a 71-yard score. The Wildcats from Plano responded as quarterback Brooks Panhans threw a deep pass to Parker Meyers, and Brandon Stephens found paydirt from 20 yards out later in the drive to tie the game at 7 each. 

Guyer would take the momentum from then on as Robinson took off on another long run, and Anthony Taylor scored on short touchdown run to give the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish.

After a Plano 3-and-out, Robinson threw a strike downfield to Alex Honey, and Taylor once again scored, this time on a 20-yard run. The Guyer defense stepped up again on the next drive, forcing a Plano punt.

On the second play of the second quarter, Taylor again found the endzone for his third score of the first half. After another series by the Guyer defense, the Wildcats and Robinson drove the length of the field, ending on a 25-yard passing touchdown to Taylor, giving Guyer a strong 35-7 third-quarter lead. Plano had a drive near the end of the half, but clock management issues led to them not being able to score any points.

Plano tried to get back into the game early in the second quarter with a pass from Panhans to Matt Kirchner for 6, but Guyer once again could not be stopped on offense as Robinson threw another strike for a touchdown, this time to David Haynes.

After a Plano fumble, Taylor was able to capitalize on it with a 37-yard touchdown run, giving him a total of five on the day. After another defensive stand by the Wildcats, Robinson struck deep with a strike to Honey for a 76-yard touchdown.

Plano was able to score two late touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but Guyer was simply too much.

Shawn Robinson went 10-18 for 240 yards and 3 scores, and also added 189 rushing yards with another score. Guyer scored on every drive but two, with both of them coming in garbage time in the fourth quarter.

Guyer will continue their playoff run as they faceoff against the Carroll Dragons next Saturday at AT&T Stadium at 8 p.m.


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