CEDAR HILL — Cedar Hill scored on four of its first five possessions, then held off Denton Guyer 38-28 on Thursday night at Longhorn Stadium in the season opener for both schools.
Guyer is the defending Class 4A Division I champion and the top-ranked team in Class 4A, according to The Associated Press, but Cedar Hill, a Class 5A Division II state finalist from last season, played excellent defense and built an early lead it never relinquished.
Cedar Hill built a 24-7 lead at the half with a 32-yard field goal by Brooks Ralph, touchdown runs of 3 and 2 yards by Larry Hill, and a 45-yard scoring pass from quarterback Justin McMillan to Damarkus Lodge.
McMillan and Lodge connected on a 50-yard pass play to set up Hill’s 3-yard scoring run.
The Wildcats scored with 7:53 left in the second quarter on a 5-yard run by D.J. Breedlove that cut the lead to 17-7. Breedlove scampered 64 yards on the first play of the drive to the Cedar Hill 11.
Guyer trailed 31-7 following Hill’s third touchdown run from a yard out, but the Wildcats didn’t quit.
Touchdown runs of 1 and 5 yards by Guyer running back Anthony Taylor capped two long scoring drives and cut the lead to 31-21.
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