The following is a little insight into the mind of a high school beat writer:
I won’t lie. It’s been pretty fun covering Guyer football for the past several years. I’ve seen several players that have gone on to have successful careers on Saturdays, and over the past couple of years, I’ve also seen a lot of horrible football games.
Guyer is good. They were a really good 5A team, and they’re a flat-out dominant 4A team, to the point where it becomes a challenge trying to come up with angles and advances of games you know are going to be blood-lettings.
With that said, I can’t imagine how hard it is for kids to get motivated for a game against a team that is 0-6 in district play, like Guyer did for Thursday’s regular-season finale. The Wildcats are looking to hit the postseason on a high note and defend their Class 4A Division I state championship, which they’re favored to do. After that, though, things will get interesting.
Guyer won Thursday’s game 70-7 over FW Brewer in a game that you honestly have to wonder if Guyer would’ve been better off not playing when it comes to preparing for the postseason.
Guyer is expected to move up to Class 6A (just a new, fancy name for Class 5A) and return to where they were for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. In 2010, Guyer’s first in the state’s largest classification, the Wildcats lost a heartbreaker in the Class 5A Division II state championship after a remarkable run through the postseason which saw them knock off state powers like Cedar Hill, Southlake Carroll and Longview en route to the title game.
I thought, with this last Class 4A district game in the history books, that we’d take a look at the difference between playing Class 4A football and playing Class 5A, soon-to-be 6A football.