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Allen runs all over Denton Guyer

Parker Primrose, Sports editor

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In a district road battle, the Allen Eagles scored 45 unanswered points on their way to winning 45-7 over Denton Guyer. The win puts the Eagles at 7-0 on the season with a 4-0 record in district play.

The Allen offense was anchored by a ground attack that controlled the pace of the game and plowed its way to 288 rushing yards. Senior running back Brock Sturges was the leader of the pack, as he ran for a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter on his way to 105 yards at 9.5 yards per attempt. Junior quarterback Grant Tisdale also proved dynamic on the ground, rushing for 98 yards and one touchdown on just 10 carries.

The passing game was defined by big plays, as Tisdale passed for 139 yards at a whopping 12.6 yards per attempt. The offense demonstrated its ability to score from anywhere on the field through several long touchdowns, as junior wide receiver Theo Wease hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and senior wide receiver Carson Schleker caught a 62-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Wease finished as the leading receiver on the night, collecting 73 yards and the aforementioned touchdown on five receptions.

The Eagle defense continued to be the dominant unit that it has been all season, holding the Wildcats to just 267 total yards of offense and returning a fumble for a touchdown. Especially potent was the pass defense, as Allen gave up only 70 passing yards at 5.3 yards per attempt. The few passing yards that the Wildcats were able to muster were gained on screens and quick routes, a testament to the speed and talent of Allen’s secondary.

The Allen run defense struggled for the second week in a row, as they gave up 197 rushing yards at 4.9 yards per attempt. Allen had issues slowing Guyer’s quarterback, who accounted for 104 rushing yards, but effectively shut down the rest of Guyer’s backs, as no other Wildcat gained more than 40 rushing yards.

Next week the Eagles will take on McKinney at Eagle Stadium. Keep up with all the action by staying here on The Eagle Angle or by following our Twitter, @theeagleangle.

 

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