Well, Friday’s game was not what many people expected to see. A few folks picked Guyer to win, myself included, but just about everyone was predicting a tight game between two state-ranked teams.
It started out that way, but after Shawn Robinson’s highlight-reel 55-yard TD run gave Guyer a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter, the Allen machine took over and rolled to a 48-16 win — the Eagles’ 44th straight win.
Here are three quick things I took away from the game, which went from good to bad pretty quickly for Guyer.
1. Guyer’s defense is going to be good: Guyer coach John Walsh has been playing up his defense all spring and summer, and on Friday, they showed they’re going to be a force. But they gave up 48 points, you say. Well, that happens when you’re on the field the majority of the game and you’re up against a really good football team. Two big reasons for Walsh’s enthusiasm are his bigger and better defensive ends, Cameron Wax and Tevan McAdams, and both displayed greatness on Friday. McAdams was in on nine tackles and had four behind the line of scrimmage with a sack. Wax was in on eight stops with three behind the line, a pass breakup, a sack and two QB hurries. That’s going up against the top player in the nation in Allen tackle Greg Little. They were also missing Ben Nwiba on Friday with a broken hand. He’s not a starter, but their fifth defensive lineman and a huge factor given that when he plays on the end, it allows Wax to move inside. They’re going to be a force for the rest of the season and present a ton of problems to opponents.