The Fantastic Four: No.4 Guyer vs. Georgetown

Guyer junior wide receiver Tripp Reed (left) holds the state title trophy as senior wide receiver Ellis Jefferson kisses the trophy, celebrating Guyer's 48-37 win over Georgetown.

To countdown the final four days of 2012 and to remind everybody and myself of some of the year’s highlights, I’ll close out December with the top four games I witnessed in2012. The only criteria is I had to have been there and the game must have been relevant (a nondistrict basketball game in November doesn’t really mean much).

Break out the party hats.┬áLet’s get the festivities started.

No.4 — Guyer vs. Georgetown, Class 4A Division I state championship game, football

A look at the final score and it’s easy to assume Guyer waltzed to the state championship without scuffing its shoes. That didn’t happen.

Georgetown could have easily finished off Guyer in the third quarter after the Eagles opened up a 16-point lead and had all the momentum. People around the stadium sensed Guyer needed to mount a comeback. Quickly.

It’s exactly what Guyer did. The Wildcats mounted the comeback necessary and won 48-37 behind the efforts of their defense and junior quarterback Jerrod Heard, who had everybody fawning over him, including Heisman winner and Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Somebody replied to Manziel’s tweet and suggested Georgetown was a bad team so it didn’t count. Johnny Football was not pleased.

I’m with Manziel on this one. Guyer and Georgetown’s game was the first of three straight exciting state championship games on the final day of the football season.

Heard accounted for seven touchdowns (five rushing, two passing) and he wasn’t even aware of it until he was asked about it in the press conference following the game.

Guyer head coach John Walsh, Heard, linebacker Terence Belton and wide receiver Ellis Jefferson all looked at each other and laughed when they heard that statistic. It was that kind of day for Heard, and it was a day the Wildcats and their fans won’t forget.

The atmosphere was incredible at Cowboys Stadium, as Georgetown packed the home side of the stadium and Guyer brought a good contingent from Denton to witness the Wildcats’ first team state championship.

One of my favorite moments of the game came after both teams had medal ceremony and the state title trophy had been handed out and both teams were leaving the field.

Georgetown senior linebacker Blair Murski quickly stopped and pivoted right after he stepped off the turf and into the tunnel leading to the locker rooms. Murski looked up at the center of Cowboys Stadium, saluted and said “Goodbye, Dallas.”

Technically he was about 18 miles away from Dallas, but you get the picture. It was an emotional day for all of the kids involved and the game definitely lived up to what a state championship game should be.


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