Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson didn’t need to start a game at his new school to earn an offer from one of the biggest programs in the country.
It’s one thing to be friends with your rival. But when the two gentlemen in question are the respective quarterbacks at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, it’s a different ballgame.
Since Joey Florence moved out of the Ryan football field house in February and Dave Henigan took Florence’s old office, a constant theme has existed during all the personnel changes during the last few months.
For years, I’ve heard about that game.
You know, the one where Ryan scores 15 points in 45 seconds to beat Ennis in the 2002 4A state semifinals? The one where Ryan converted fourth-and 24 from inside its 5-yard line?
Well, I finally found video evidence that proves that miracles exist.
A YouTube user named Tammy Battle, the same name of the mother of former Ryan quarterback James Battle, uploaded a highlight video from the 2002 season.
The first play you see is Battle heaving a pass down the left sidelines to William Dowdy, and the comeback was on. Don’t overlook that miraculous onside kick recovery. If your jaw doesn’t drop after you see the Ryan player snatch the ball from the air with one arm inches from the sidelines, call me at 940-566-6869 and we’ll talk (Also, if you know the nickname for that game, please call me and let me know).
Ryan defeated Ennis 18-14 and went on to win the 4A Division II title with a 38-8 win over Brenham.
If the itch for the start of the football season has become unbearable, here’s the highlight reel from the 2002 season.
One of North Texas’ greatest football players will be returning to Denton this fall.
The once crowded quarterback derby at Guyer heading into the 2014 season is suddenly much clearer.
After the Guyer coaching staff moved last season’s backup to Texas freshman Jerrod Heard, David Haynes, to wide receiver full-time, the starting job under center was in the hands of sophomore transfer Shawn Robinson, who started as a freshman for Saginaw Chisholm Trail last season.
Prosper move-in David Moore was set to be Robinson’s backup and had a solid performance in Guyer’s spring game. Now, Moore is headed back to Prosper before his career at Guyer ever got started.
“It wasn’t really my decision,” said Moore, who started the regular-season finale for Prosper as a sophomore, going 8-for-9 for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns. “It was more for my mom and her personal reasons, she wanted to go back and I just said, ‘all right.’”
Guyer head coach John Walsh said the decision was made due to some family health concerns.
“David and his family are moving back to Prosper due to some family health issues,” Walsh said. “David worked hard during his time at Guyer, and we wish him well.”
Denton High added another high profile assistant to its football coaching staff this summer.
Gary Joe Kinne has accepted an offer to join the Broncos, according to Denton ISD spokesperson Sharon Cox.
Former Ryan standout Mario Edwards Jr. was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday.
I sat down with Ryan head coach Dave Henigan on Friday morning to talk about the end of organized summer workouts, Ryan’s quarterback situation and some other things.
One of Guyer’s highly coveted football recruits looks has made his college decision.