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4A Div. I State Final Preview: Denton Guyer vs. Georgetown
December 21, 2012By Tim Polzer of VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
Class 4A Division I State Final
Denton Guyer vs. Georgetown
Noon Saturday, Cowboys Stadium, Fox Sports Southwest
Guyer (13-2) is playing in its second state championship game in three years, having lost to Cibolo Steele, 24-21, in the 2010 5A Division II final. The Wildcats have made the best out its realignment down to 4A by eating up yards and ringing up points with their signature offense.
Guyer has become a decidedly run-first offense of late, that’s churned up 1,039 yards and 12 touchdowns in the last two playoff games. The Wildcats rushed for an eye-popping 613 yards on 61 attempts in last week’s wild 57-53 win over Tyler John Tyler. Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard, a Texas commit, gained 318 yards on 34 attempts, and scored four touchdowns against Tyler. D.J. Breedlove (168 yards) and Richard Whitaker (116 yards) gave the Wildcats three 100-yard rushers in the state semifinal.
When needed, Heard has also been effective passing, completing 62 percent for 1,901 yards and 15 touchdowns. Ellis Jefferson leads the Wildcats with 47 receptions for 725 yards and eight TDs.
As much as Guyer thrives on the ground, its opponent likes to go to the air. After failing to make the playoffs last season, Georgetown (15-0) enters its first state football final owning the state’s longest winning streak of 16 games. Georgetown’s prolific offense is keyed by all-state quarterback Jake Hubenak, who missed most of the 2011 season with a knee injury. The senior has throw 45 touchdown passes this year, and enjoys a deep receiving corps led by senior Ryan Bedford (64 rec., 1,155 yards, 14 TDs), senior Austin Weston (58 rec., 1,016 yards, 14 TDs) and senior Noah Douglas who has five TD catches. Weston has also run for nine TDs. The combination has allowed the Eagles’ to dominate opponents in 2012, averaging a 33-point margin of victory.
North Texas-area 7-on-7 fans may recall Georgetown winning the Red Bull Game Breakers national tournament in Dallas and the state tournament in College Station.