Guyer knocks off Denton in cross town rivalry

Friday Denton lost its third contest of the season at the hands of crosstown rival Guyer, 66-7. The loss dropped the Broncos to 0-2 in District 5-4A play.

The then-2-2 Wildcats were holding homecoming festivities at C.H. Collins Athletic Facility, but began the game with a short drive that was ended by an interception by junior Bronco defensive back Juan Campos. However, the subsequent Denton drive yielded no points as the Broncos missed a 31-yard field goal that would have given them an early lead.

Guyer would take less than three minutes to capitalize, scoring on a four-yard touchdown run from senior D.J. Breedlove. Guyer quarterback  senior Jerrod Heard, a University of Texas commit, would throw a touchdown pass from the same distance to junior David Haynes after a Denton three-and-out.

After a 40-yard kick return from senior Ke’Von Buris, the Broncos drove 40 yards on three plays, concluding with a five-yard touchdown run from sophomore Xavier Scott.

The next four Guyer drives would result in touchdowns, half of them coming by the legs of Heard, who was responsible for 47- and 52-yard touchdown runs. Heard who exited early in the second half finished with 273 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns. Heard finished averaging 15.2 yards per carry.

In the second half, the Wildcats would add 21 points to secure their third win of the season.

“We’ve just got to get better,” head coach Kevin Atkinson said. “There’s no question that’s a good football team; we’ve got to tip our caps to Guyer. They took care of the business they needed to take care of.”

This is the second straight loss for the Broncos, who gave up 42 points to Lake Dallas the previous week.

“Unfortunately we haven’t been able to overcome our mistakes,” Atkinson said. “That’s kind of what happened tonight. It was just a bunch of different people [missing] their assignments….Player A does it, then Player B does it, and then Player C does it, and it just happened to be that the stars were all aligned that it worked against us.”

Senior receiver Adarian Harris was one of the lone bright spots for Denton, racking up 127 yards on six receptions. Fellow seniors Ke’Von Buris and Deandre Coleman, who both had zero catches the previous week versus Lake Dallas, combined for six on the night.

“I thought we had some sputters of good things, but we couldn’t string anything together,” Atkinson said. “We’ve got to put this behind us and move on.”

Next week, Guyer travels to Trophy Club to play 4-1 (1-1 in district play) Byron Nelson. The Bobcats are coming off of a comeback, 24-14 victory over Lake Dallas. Denton falls to 2-3 with their homecoming game versus Wichita Falls next on the schedule.

The3-2 (2-0) Coyotes defeated Azle 19-14 in their second District 5-4A game of the season. Denton’s  lone district victory of 2012 came in a 28-19 win over the Coyotes.