Birdville has no answer for versatile Denton Guyer QB

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Birdville knew Denton Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard was the engine that powers the Wildcats’ offense, but that didn’t mean they knew how to stop him.

Heard was almost perfect from the opening snap, rushing for 112 yards in the first quarter en route to 220 for the game. He also completed 10 of his first 11 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown. He finished the night 11-of-14 for 133 yards, guiding Guyer to a 53-28 victory in its 4A Division II state quarterfinal at Apogee Stadium.

Guyer (12-2) will next face Highland Park (13-1) and is a win away from its second consecutive 4A state title game appearance.

The Wildcats’ defense limited Hawks star running back Xavier Turner to 126 yards, the bulk of which came on a 58-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Turner would score twice on the ground and even threw for a touchdown in the second half, finding Sam Northey from 37 yards on a halfback pass.

Will Hayward was efficient for the Hawks under center, completing 10 of 14 passes but for just 73 yards and an interception. Northey led Hawks receivers with seven grabs for 82 yards.

Guyer scored on its opening possession when DJ Breedlove scored from 2 yards out, the first of his three touchdowns, but the Wildcats missed the extra point.

Birdville took the lead two plays later when Isaiah Duarte darted around the left end for 67 yards to make it 7-6. But the Wildcats scored 20 unanswered points to take control of the game and led at halftime 39-14.

Birdville opened the second half with an impressive 80-yard drive, capped by a Turner 1-yard run. But every time the Hawks got closer Guyer would answer, and the teams traded touchdowns in the second half.

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