Written by Corbett Smith
Denton Guyer spots No. 6 Coppell early TD, then races to 31-7 win
DENTON — Early returns don’t guarantee future results.
Just ask Coppell.
Coppell looked every bit the No. 6 team in the state, at least for the first six minutes in its game against Denton Guyer.
After that, it was Guyer that looked the state power, scoring 31 unanswered points as sophomore quarterback Jerrod Heard rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more scores in a 31-7 win at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.
Coppell (4-1), No. 8 in the SportsDayHS 5A area poll, looked like a well-oiled machine on its first drive, save the two false-start penalties that preceded the first play. Quarterback Jake Larson was a perfect 7-for-7 passing on the drive, a 13-play, 91-yard effort capped by a touchdown pass from Larson to Henry Busch.
But that was the best Coppell had to offer, gaining a little over 100 additional yards on the night.
The game was delayed for one hour because of lightening, with Coppell doing little offensively after the break.
The defensive front of Guyer (4-1) harried Larson and negated any attempts by Coppell to establish a running attack. Coppell’s offense averaged two yards per carry, while senior defensive tackle Dan Kottman — a San Diego State pledge — had three sacks.