Guyer Wildcats (13-2) Cedar Hill 38, Guyer 28
Argyle 44, FW Nolan 21
Jerrod Heard threw two touchdown passes to beat Colleyville Heritage 35-14 hours after the Wildcats attended the funeral of teammate Nate Maki, who was killed the previous weekend. The game was later forfeited after Guyer self-reported use of an ineligible player.
Senior defensive tackle Micah Capra anchored Argyle’s defensive line all year, and against Nolan, he tallied a team-high 10 tackles and a tackle for loss. The Eagles scored the game’s first 34 points. Nolan won the TAPPS Division I state title for the third straight year.
Guyer 38, FM Marcus 17
Argyle 53, Paris 7
In what was billed as a battle in the trenches, Guyer dominated Flower Mound Marcus up front, racking up 517 rushing yards. Senior guard Hunter Krastin led the way up front as one of two members of an injury-ravaged offensive line to start every game this season.
Reese Thompson’s 57-yard kickoff return for a touchdown capped a dominant half of football. Argyle led Paris at halftime 53-0 behind Thompson’s touchdown and five total touchdowns by Ian Sadler. The Eagles also tacked on two safeties in the rout at home.
In a game that saw some turnovers from Guyer’s offense, the Wildcats relied on their defense to come through and linebacker Demontrie Taylor responded in a big way. Taylor racked up 11 tackles, three sacks and five tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
Kansas State-bound linebacker Sam Sizelove came up with significant plays on both sides of the ball in a game where quarterback Brandon Boyzuick suffered a foot injury. Sizelove hauled in a 38-yard touchdown pass. On defense, he racked up 15 tackles and three tackles for loss.
Guyer racked up another blowout win over its crosstown rival. Starting wide receiver/backup quarterback David Haynes had a big night with a touchdown reception from Jerrod Heard, 24 passing yards and 82 rushing yards on eight carries with a touchdown.
Senior defensive back Colten Katzen came up with one of Argyle’s six forced turnovers in a game that saw Argyle take a 52-0 lead midway through the third quarter. Katzen had one of the team’s four interceptions in the game that also saw Argyle recover two fumbles.
Guyer 34, TC Nelson 14
Argyle 66, Dallas Madison 7
Led by safety Jordan Wallace, the Guyer secondary was up to an unexpected passing challenge from the Bobcats. The junior had eight tackles in the game, while holding Nelson to 166 total yards. He added two pass breakups and a tackle behind the line of scrimmage
Argyle’s offense continued rolling through its nondistrict opponents in another blowout win. Backup quarterback Cooper Rodgers relieved starter Brandon Boyzuick and went 6-for-9 while throwing for 134 yards and two touchdown passes to Ian Sadler.
Guyer 66, Lake Dallas 3
Argyle 65, Carr. Ranchview 9
Guyer overmatched the Falcons with possibly its most dominant defensive outing in program history. The Wildcats held Lake Dallas to 95 total yards with a big boost from defensive end Thomas Ferguson. He finished with 13 tackles, nine tackles for loss and three sacks.
Guyer was shut out for the first quarter of the default District 5-4A title game but roared back in the second quarter, beginning with a 36-yard screen pass to Anthony Taylor for a touchdown. The running back added two more rushing TDs while racking up 97 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Remembering a teammate Hours after attending the funeral service for teammate Nate Maki, who was killed the previous weekend, the Wildcats took the field against Colleyville Heritage. Captains carried Maki’s jersey to the opening coin toss on a night full of emotion.
Argyle season highlights
Argyle opened District 10-3A with a dismantling of Carrollton Ranchview. Brandon Boyzuick went 8-for-15 for 210 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles to their seventh straight win of the season and their 20th straight district victory.
Senior Connor Wilson, who has committed to Texas Tech, notched a safety, eight tackles and a tackle for loss against the Rangers. Junior running back Nick Ralston carried the ball 12 times for 126 yards and four touchdowns.
Argyle 59, Aubrey 8
Guyer thoroughly dominated a Wichita Falls team that played into the fourth round of the playoffs. The Wildcats held Wichita Falls to 128 total yards, including 23 yards on 23 carries. Linebacker Marcel Thomas finished with seven tackles and two behind the line of scrimmage.
After Sam Sizelove went down with a seasonending knee injury against Aubrey, sophomore linebacker Taylor Sweatt stepped up and notched a team-high 15 tackles against the Chaparrals and had a 3-yard rushing touchdown in the lopsided win.
Guyer 70, FW Brewer 7
Argyle 63, Celina 13
Jerod Fritsch and his teammates on the offensive line made offensive football look easy against the overmatched Bears. Guyer had its first 70-point output in team history with the help of 589 yards, including 450 on the ground. Five different Wildcats scored rushing TDs.
Colton Hinnrichs and Micah Capra each notched 10 tackles and three tackles for loss as Argyle finished an undefeated regular season with a 50-point rout of Celina to cap the team’s 10-3A schedule. Ian Sadler and Nick Ralston each had four touchdowns.
Guyer 69, Saginaw 7
Argyle 57, Krum 12
After an early turnover killed a Guyer scoring drive, junior defensive end Derek Watson returned the favor by returning an interception 8 yards for a touchdown, getting Guyer on the scoreboard and opening the flood gates to a 410 halftime lead in Guyer’s playoff opener.
Argyle kicker Cole Hedlund made history in Argyle’s 3A Division II bi-district round win. Hedlund knocked down five field goals to break the state and national record for the most career field goals made. Argyle’s defense held Krum to 136 total yards.
After an early 7-0 deficit, Breedlove brought Guyer momentum when he gave the Wildcats their first lead on a 28-yard punt return for a touchdown. His next one, a 97-yard punt return score, opened the second-half scoring. He also rushed for 150 yards and a score.
Argyle’s 63-13 victory against Celina capped Argyle’s perfect regular season and the Eagles’ District 10-3A title run. Argyle has won 23 consecutive district contests, a streak that stretches all the way back to the 2008 season.
Argyle running back Nick Ralston ran all over the Cardinals in a rematch of last year’s area-round playoff win. Ralston carried the ball 28 times for a staggering 365 yards and five touchdowns. The junior set the school record in both categories.
Argyle 45, Gilmer 38
Amarillo was forced to punt on the game’s opening possession, and sophomore linebacker Michael Carrillo returned it 42 yards for the game’s opening score. He also had seven tackles with three behind the line of scrimmage and recovered a fumble.
In the fourth straight playoff meeting between two of the state’s best teams, Argyle avenged last season’s playoff defeat to Gilmer behind the efforts of Ian Sadler. The Texas Tech-bound senior carried the ball 28 times for 182 yards and finished with five touchdowns.
Guyer 53, Birdville 28
Argyle 42, Gladewater 8
Guyer quarterback and Texas pledge Jerrod Heard was dominant on the ground (212 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries) and through the air, as he finished 11-for-14 for 135 yards and a score after going 10-for-11 in the first half in the 4A Division I Region I final.
Defensive lineman Reagan Page was a huge reason why Argyle jumped out to a 42-0 lead in the 3A Division II Region II final. Page racked up 15 tackles, and Colton Hinnrichs had 16 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Guyer’s offense had perhaps its worst game since 2007, as penalties and turnovers led to a 10-0 fourth-quarter hole. Against Highland Park’s offense, it could’ve been worse if not for Guyer’s defense. Carl Thompson tallied seven tackles and four tackles for loss in the win.
Argyle avenged one of its two losses last season with a 45-38 win against Gilmer in the 3A Division II regional semifinals. In the past three seasons, the winner of that game has advanced to play for the state champonship.
Photos by David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle
Argyle 55, Melissa 27
Guyer 63, Amarillo 21
Revenge on their minds
Argyle 53, Frisco Lone Star 7
Guyer 49, Wichita Falls 3
Another perfect district run
Argyle 45, Kennedale 7
Argyle 52, Wil.-Hutchins 12
Guyer 22, Highland Park 16
Once again, the Wildcats gave their fans a coronary in a state semifinal game. Now 3-2 in semifinals, Guyer’s three wins have come in the final minute in comeback fashion. Against Highland Park, Jerrod Heard scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes to win.
Guyer 66, Denton 7
Guyer 42, Waco 13
Argyle 38, Abilene Wylie 0
Coll. Heritage 1, Guyer 0
Another state semifinal thriller
Argyle Eagles (15-0) Gage McCook’s interception capped a dominant performance by Argyle’s defense. The Eagles forced six turnovers in the game and avenged one of Argyle’s two losses in 2012. Argyle wide receiver Ian Sadler hauled in seven catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Guyer 56, WF Rider 30
Guyer season highlights
Friday, December 20, 2013
Guyer looked overmatched early by defending 5A Division II runner-up Cedar Hill as the Wildcats trailed 24-7 at halftime. But in the second half, Guyer came back and was within a field goal with a few minutes to play as wideout Alex Honey had four catches for 98 yards.
Guyer 41, Azle 10
Argyle 38, Graham 14 Senior defensive back Hunter Treadwell broke the state semifinal open with a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown. Treadwell had one of Argyle’s five interceptions, and the defense held an opponent scoreless in the first half for the 11th time this season.