Guyer corner Owens no longer on team

Former Guyer cornerback DeMarcus Owens (4) tackles San Antonio Brennan quarterback Da'Shawn Key (17) in the Class 4A Division I State Championship game in December at Arlington's AT&T Stadium. Owens moved to Oklahoma this week and will be a big loss to the Wildcats. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

After Guyer’s 55-41 loss to No. 1 Allen on Friday night, something came to my attention.

Despite him still being listed on Guyer’s roster and being listed on the videoboard at North Texas’ Apogee Stadium as a starting cornerback, DeMarcus Owens was nowhere near Apogee Stadium on Friday night.

The senior cornerback, who was one of four returning starters in Guyer’s secondary — arguably the strength of the defense — moved to Oklahoma this week after his mom got a job that took her out of the area.

“DeMarcus will be missed on the field with his play, and will be missed off the field for his likable personality,” said Guyer head coach John Walsh, who did a good job of keeping the move a secret to hopefully throw Allen a wrench.

Last season, Owens had 39 tackles at cornerback to go with eight pass breakups and two interceptions as a junior in his first year as a starter for the entire season after working his way into the starting lineup as a sophomore in 2012. Owens, who has an offer from North Texas, is a big loss to the Wildcats’ secondary, if for nothing else because of his vast experience. He will be replaced by Victor Hubbard, a 6-1, 175-pound athletic player, but not a natural corner, who wore Owens’ No. 4 jersey on Friday.

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