Allen (6-0, 3-0) and Denton Guyer (5-1, 3-0) will collide at Allen Eagle Stadium in the week's marquee match-up on the Class 6A Texas high school football schedule. Head Coach John Walsh’s Guyer Wildcats come into the game with enough talent for an opportunity to dethrone the Eagles, a program that has won the district championship for ten consecutive seasons.
Terry Gambill’s Eagles are riding a six game win streak, having won 41 consecutive regular season games and 37 district games dating back to 2010.
Guyer may have the capability and formula to halt the Eagles’ streaks.
Guyer is a formidable beast with their ground and pound offense centered behind an offensive line that Walsh says “might be the best in the program's history.” If Guyer plays disciplined football, grinds the clock by moving the chains, and executes, the Wildcats have an opportunity for the win because of their ability to run the ball and play strong defense.
Guyer brings in a thunder-lightning duo in running backs of sophomore Noah Cain and senior Myron Mason, and becomes a three-headed monster when you throw in the running abilities of junior quarterback Luke Stillwell.
Last week Guyer rolled to a 42-7 victory over McKinney where Guyer head coach John Walsh notched his 100th career victory as the only coach in the school’s history after 1-19 start in the program’s first two years.
It will be strength against strength as the Eagles have DFW’s top-ranked defense against the run and only allowed opponents to run for around of 95 yards per game. Guyer’s season average nears 300 yards a game so the middle of Allen's defense, comprised of sophomore linemen Jayden Jernigan, seniors, Cody Dillard and Cole Maxwell, and middle linebacker Misi Tupou will have their hands full to stop the Wildcat attack.
Guyer's defense seems to be playing with a ton of confidence but are they capable of slowing down an Allen team loaded with offensive weapons? The Eagles’ offense is at their best when able to strike fast with Allen’s 23 scoring drives in district play, only seven have lasted seven plays or more.
Offensively, the Eagles are led by senior quarterback Mitch Jonke, junior running back tandem of Kirby Bennett and Brock Sturges, and the big playmaker, junior receiver, Carson Schleker.
One of the intangibles in this game could be the quality of game competition for the Eagles over the past five weeks, where Allen’s starters have sit more than the backups. Factor in the stakes of the District matchup determining the championship streak, and playing in the confines of Eagle Stadium, where the Eagles have never lost a game, emotions will run high for the Eagles.
This should be an epic Texas High School football game and you can listen to the game LIVE at THEOLDCOACH.COM with pre-game beginning at 7:00 PM, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30.
Voice over by Cary Lowry.