One quarter, 63 points: More points that 33 other games

Guyer senior linebacker Terence Belton (24) made the interception that secured Guyer's win over Tyler John Tyler (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Now if you’re reading that headline and thinking that it’s completely ridiculous, you’re right. It’s completely ridiculous. It’s also true.

The fourth quarter of the Class 4A Division I state semifinal between Guyer and Tyler John Tyler produced 63 points and one of the most dramatic endings you could have wanted to watch.

Guyer won 57-53 and plays Georgetown on Saturday at noon at Cowboys Stadium for the 4A DI title. John Tyler scored 22 points in 74 seconds and took a slim three-point lead after trailing by 19 points before Guyer scored the game’s final touchdown with 1:14 left.

In 33 of the 62 games played in this year’s Class 4A Division I playoffs, the total points failed to equal what Guyer and John Tyler put up in the fourth quarter. 

The fourth quarter provided successful back-to-back onside kicks and subsequent touchdowns and those 63 points.

These games include all Region II area round game and each of the four games Nederland played in. Sixty-three points in a quarter ties the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record, set by Navy and North Texas in 2007

Thanks to Brandon Cooper for pointing that out in the comments on the game story. He also pointed out that the high school quarters are 12 minutes long instead of the 15 minutes in a college quarter, and that both teams averaged a touchdown every 80 seconds.

I couldn’t find the most combined points in a quarter at the high school level, but I did find the most points scored by one team in a quarter. Eugene (Oregon) put up 75 points against Cottage Grove (Oregon) on Oct. 26, 1919, according to the National Federation of High Schools.

Yeah, it was that crazy. But the Lions fans comprising CUJO Nation had experienced this kind of thing before:

The final stats for the game:

110 total points, 1,356 total yards, 612 rushing yards by Guyer, 544 passing yards by John Tyler, 67 first downs.