DENTON -- Heading into Thursday's game with Denton Guyer, Trophy Club Nelson coach Brian Polk knew his team couldn't make any mistakes.
For the first 15 minutes Polk's squad followed the game plan and the result was 7-7. What transpired in the next 2:09 changed all that.
The Bobcats surrendered 16 points to find themselves down 23-7 and never recovered the rest of the way in dropping a 53-28 District 5-4A game at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.
Guyer (4-2, 3-0) had a 30-14 lead at the half when Nelson tried to get back into the game, getting a 25-yard touchdown run from Tylor Blake to start the third quarter. But Guyer answered with a 16-yard run from Jerrod Heard.
Richard Whitaker scored on runs of 9 and 5 yards before Blake finished the scoring with a 21-yard run.
Nelson dropped to 4-2 on the season and 1-2 in district. Both of its losses have come in Thursday night games.
Despite the loss, the Bobcats racked up 398 yards offense, 286 of those on the ground. Blake rushed 16 times and amassed 199 yards and three scores. Quarterback Blake Clinton was 11 of 21 passing for 112 yards.
Guyer was led by Heard, who rushed for 168 yards and two scores. He also completed 13 of 19 passes for 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The Wildcats finished the night with 561 yards.
Clinton scored on a 2-yard run to finish a 12-play 70-yard drive for the Bobcats for the 7-0 lead. Heard answered with a 21-yard run for Guyer to tie the game.
Heard connected with Preston Thraikil on 22-yard touchdown pass for the 14-7 lead.
Whitaker added a 1-yard run to make it 23-7 before Nelson fought back, with Blake's 1-yard run.
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