I’ve been covering Guyer football since that monumental 1-9 season in 2007, and even heading into that season, the Wildcats had two future Big 12 offensive linemen.
Since then, not much has changed, except for the Wildcats’ run of success that has seen them post a 94-22 record since the 2008 season began. In that time, the Wildcats mixed in a trip to the title game in the state’s largest classification (something no other Denton ISD program has accomplished) and back-to-back titles in the old Class 4A in 2012 and 2013.
Through all those successful seasons, there’s been a constant at Guyer — a really strong offensive line and a dominant rushing attack.
With all that said, this year’s prospects in those two areas look to be the strongest in program history. It starts with the running back tandem of senior Myron Mason, who could be a Division I running back by season’s end and sophomore Noah Cain, who was recently ranked as the top back in the Class of 2019 nationally and has several big-time offers after a great freshman year.
But those guys need help, and the offensive line should be ready to provide it this year despite returning just one starter in right guard Colton Kubicek (6-2, 270). Joining him are left tackle John Lanz (6-4, 260), who Walsh swears will be an FBS player, left guard Blake Watson (6-3, 240), who started for Flower Mound last year, center Dylan Alexander (5-11, 245) and right tackle Josh Nicholson (6-2, 230).
Wondering how the Wildcats could be better up front than ever, perhaps, despite four new faces? I was, too.
“We’ve had some really good offensive lines here,” Walsh said. “I’m really excited about this one because they have the talent the others have had but from left to right, it’s business every day, no nonsense, blue-collar and they’re extremely intelligent. When you have that going on up front you don’t have to be too special behind them.
“But we feel like we’re pretty special behind them.”