A look at Guyer’s most impactful players for 2013

Guyer defensive end Thomas Ferguson (17) sacks Birdville's quarterback in the Class 4A Division I Region I Final last December at Dragon Stadium in Southlake. Ferguson will be a key leader on a defense full of new faces in 2013. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

With the Texas High School Football season just days away, I figured we’d take a look here at the top 5 players Guyer is relying on this season to help the Wildcats repeat as Class 4A Division I state champions. Consider this list as the “most valuable” players in order for a successful season.

Before we get started, let’s talk about some guys that are key, but just missed the cut of being in that upper echelon of importance that comes with being in the top-5.

Jordan Wallace/Ian Edwards — These two will be the new starting safeties for Guyer, and big things are expected of the juniors. There was no escaping the fact that the secondary last year had its issues. This year, they shouldn’t, and these two will have a lot to do with that.

Alex Honey — This kid looks the part, minus about 15 pounds. He’s tall and can get down field in a hurry and will be looked upon to be Guyer’s wide receiver that can stretch the field in Ellis Jefferson’s absence. He showed that ability in the scrimmage with Aledo.

Jonathan Pershall/Nate Maki — As long as I can remember, Guyer’s had a tight end that didn’t do a thing in the passing game but was an Earth mover in the run game and a key to Guyer’s vaunted run attack. This year, that’s Pershall. Maki won’t get a lot of acclaim stat-wise but is a masher at fullback and will spearhead one of the best ground attacks in the state.

Follow the jump for the top 5 and get excited, folks. Football is almost here.

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Weekend Recap: The Final Four

Guyer head coach John Walsh talks to junior quarterback Jerrod Heard (2) during a timeout against Birdville during Saturday's Class 4A Division I Region I final at Dragon Stadium in Southlake. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Guyer is one of four teams still left in the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

Yep. Guyer, Tyler John Tyler, Georgetown and Leander Rouse are the envy of 60 other teams that started the 4A DI playoffs almost a month ago.

The Wildcats won an offense-laced regional final and defeated Birdville 52-42. Adam Boedeker and I were both there to witness the game, and here’s what we saw.

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