TXHSFB Review: Allen Runs by Guyer

DENTON, Texas -- Scout.com recaps Friday night's showdown of highly-ranked Texas Class 6A foes at North Texas' Apogee Stadium, where Allen topped Denton Guyer 55-41.

With college football prospects all over the field, 2015 quarterback Kyler Murray and 2017 quarterback Shawn Robinson stole the show.

Murray, a Scout.com four-star committed to Texas A&M, helped Allen to a 27-point second-quarter lead, which Allen protected for the duration of the second half in a 55-41 win against Robinson and Denton Guyer at the University of North Texas' Apogee Stadium.

Allen was ranked No. 2 nationally in Scout's preseason high school rankings, while Guyer was ranked No. 10. Both teams are two-time defending Texas state champions: Allen in 5A Division I, Guyer in 4A Division I. Both schools play in the new 6A.

Murray (pictured above) finished 19-for-30 passing with 393 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, while rushing seven times for 106 yards and three touchdowns. Murray sprinted untouched 78 yards on the game's first play from scrimmage to set the tone, helping Allen build first-half leads of 27-0 and 34-7 before taking a 34-14 edge to intermission.

Robinson, starting his first game for Guyer after his family moved from nearby Saginaw Chisholm Trail during the spring, overcame a couple of early fumbles to assemble a stellar performance. Robinson, an early Scout four-star prospect in the 2017 class, completed 15 of 30 passes for 238 yards and ran 20 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson also scored on a highlight reel-worthy 24-yard catch-and-run on a reverse pass from 2015 receiver David Haynes.

Murray connected with Scout three-star receiver and Notre Dame commit Jalen Guyton seven times for 183 yards and a touchdown, which was a perfectly-thrown and caught 64-yarder on a deep post down the middle of the field that gave Allen a 48-28 lead 20 seconds into the fourth. Guyton added a 24-yard touchdown run with 4:06 left for Guyer's final tally and a 21-point lead.

Murray was named the game's Offensive MVP, while Allen 2016 defensive back Jaylon Jones, a Scout four-star prospect, received Defensive MVP honors.

The total yardage numbers were staggering. Allen finished with 661, while Guyer had 591. Allen had a 393-262 passing yardage edge, while Guyer won the ground battle 329-268.

Guyer 2015 running back Anthony Taylor, who is committed to Texas State, ran 18 times for 96 yards and three touchdowns. Guyer 2015 receiver Adam Scott led his team with six grabs for 106 yards. Allen 2016 running back David Feliciano ran 11 times for 90 yards, including a 56-yard first-quarter touchdown.

Allen hosts Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork next Friday, while Guyer travels to Ennis, which started the season ranked No. 2 in Texas' 5A classification by the Associated Press before falling Friday to Mansfield Timberview, 34-21.

Statistics courtesy the Dallas Morning News

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