Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Class 5A notes: Guyer's dedication
Hebron opens against Colleyville Heritage
Hebron, idle in Zero Week, begins its season against high-flying Colleyville Heritage (1-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hebron’s Hawks Stadium, better known as the Woodshed.
Hebron returns eight starters from 2009, which ended in a rare losing season for the 4-6 Hawks when they started a freshman (Dezmond Wortham), sophomore (Kiante Griffin) and junior (Kyle Aubuchon) at running back, wide receiver and quarterback, respectively. All three return with a year of experience.
In its season opener on Friday, Colleyville Heritage scored 14 points in the final 49 seconds of regulation to force overtime, then went on to defeat Duncanville, 58-52 in triple overtime.
Martel Garner breathed life into Colleyville Heritage’s comeback in regulation with a 92-yard kickoff return to draw within seven points.
Jordan Hornbuckle’s recovery of an onside kick led to Jeff Calvert’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Trent Dennington with three seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime.
Calvert, who had 350 yards of total offense (224 passing, 126 rushing) scored from the 1 in the third overtime for the win.
-- Randy Jennings
New turf ready for Grand Prairie-Lynch
Dallas Bishop Lynch (1-0) will play a home game on a synthetic playing surface for the first time when its hosts Grand Prairie (1-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Roffino Stadium.
There will be a dedication for the new field 15 minutes before kickoff. The new field replaces the natural grass surface.
Last week, Bishop Lynch won its opener, 35-8, over Dallas Samuell. Versatile senior Mark Czaus threw for two touchdowns, rushed for one and returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score.
Grand Prairie’s 42-41 win over Lewisville on opening night at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl was much more dramatic. QB Tommy Alvarez threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Devante Lacy as time expired and Alex Rostro kicked the deciding extra point.
Lacy caught eight passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns.
Lewisville scored 27 consecutive points to erase a 35-14 deficit and take a six-point lead.
“We’ve got a lot of young guys who didn’t know how to handle a lead,’’ said Grand Prairie coach Gary Bartel, “but I think they learned a lesson.’’
Grand Prairie’s winning drive covered 73 yards in 47 seconds.
-- Randy Jennings
Denton Guyer scores special touchdown
More than a few in the press box at Carrollton's Standridge Stadium scratched their heads when Denton Guyer running back Treavon Walton slid at the 1-yard line during Guyer's opening drive against Waxahachie.
Junior tight end and reserve quarterback Dominic Ramacher took over at running back and scored from a yard out on the next play.
Unbeknownst to spectators, Ramacher’s touchdown served a symbolic purpose. Ramacher’s mother, Tracy, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and the team wanted to dedicate its first touchdown as a Class 5A program to the Ramacher family.
Guyer plays Cedar Hill at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Cowboys Stadium.
-- Jeff Andrews
Millard shines in opener
With many of the Dallas-Fort Worth area's top pass-happy quarterbacks having graduated, Flower Mound senior quarterback Paul Millard is a prime candidate to lead the area in passing stats.
Millard, who threw for 3,766 yards and 35 touchdowns last season, had no trouble picking up where he left off in the Jaguars' 2010 opener -- a 69-31 victory against Dallas Jesuit in which he went 29-for-39 with 440 yards and five touchdowns in the Week Zero victory.
Despite Millard’s talent at quarterback, Flower Mound (1-0) has a murky playoff outlook in the hyper-competitive District 8-5A. Flower Mound hosts McKinney Boyd at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
-- Jeff Andrews