What to Watch for: Guyer spring game

 

Guyer running back Anthony Taylor scores a touchdown in Guyer's state semifinal win over Highland Park on Dec. 14, at Allen Eagle Stadium. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

The annual tease known as spring football comes to an end tonight, as the two-time defending Class 4A Division I state champion Guyer Wildcats will play their annual spring game at 6 p.m.

While the coaches have already done all of their evaluating over the past few weeks in spring practice and don’t really care too much for tonight’s game, it’s most for the fans, so here’s a little guide of what to watch for if you’re heading out to Guyer tonight.

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Guyer offense ready to get back to roots

Guyer junior running back Anthony Taylor darts right to get past a Colleyville Heritage defender on Sept. 5 at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

After last week’s win over Trophy Club Nelson, there was an overall dark cloud over the Guyer offense.

Coaches left the press box elevator after the game grumbling over the performance they’d just seen, head coach John Walsh took blame for a lackluster offensive game and blamed it on his play-calling and his preparation during the week of practice leading up to the game.

There’s no other way to put, the Wildcats’ passing game was putrid last week, as Texas pledge Jerrod Heard went just 4-for-16 through the air. But it wasn’t all bad for Heard as he rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Running back D.J. Breedlove added 102 yards and two scores on the ground. Fellow running back Anthony Taylor had 92 yards on 15 carries.

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