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Guyer makes it two titles in a row, QB Heard lands MVP honors
ARLINGTON — Jerrod Heard finished his high school football career with almost dreamlike perfection.
The senior Texas pledge led Denton Guyer to its second consecutive Class 4A Division I championship with a 31-14 victory against San Antonio Brennan at AT&T Stadium.
Heard was 9-for-9 passing for 97 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for 146 yards and two more scores.
Heard dictated the action every time Guyer (14-2) was on the field, and he helped seal the win with a 28-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.
The play started horribly. The snap was low and Guyer’s running back had already passed Heard when the quarterback looked for his option. So Heard took control, burst through the middle and evaded tacklers on his way into the end zone.
The touchdown was Heard’s third of the night, and it gave Guyer a commanding 24-7 lead with less than six minutes remaining.
Senior running back DJ Breedlove, who left the game early in the first quarter with a leg injury, added Guyer’s final touchdown with a 33-yard run with 2:42 remaining.
Guyer had control of the game from the outset. It wasn’t able to score on its opening series, but a special teams blunder extended the drive.
Brad Grems’ punt bounced off Brennan defensive back Jaelan Collier, and Remmington Reed was there to recover the loose ball.
Heard then pieced together a nine-play scoring drive, capped by a 14-yard touchdown pass to David Haynes.
Guyer’s 7-0 lead represented the first time Brennan (15-1) has trailed this season. Brennan didn’t take an offensive snap for the first six minutes of the game.
Brennan leveled the score midway through the second quarter when quarterback Da’Shawn Key ran the ball in from 11 yards out.
The score didn’t remain tied for long. Guyer converted on fourth down twice — once from its own 39-yard line — and Heard polished off a 10-play drive with a four-yard touchdown run.
Heard was a 7-for-7 passer in the first half, throwing 67 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 69 yards and a score.
Brennan, which entered the game allowing just 99.5 yards per game, had allowed 155 in the first half.