The Battle of Denton in 2020 — Guyer vs. Ryan

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Last year Denton Guyer and Denton Ryan finished as state runner-ups in their respective classifications. In 2020, the two will go head-to-head during Week 2 to determine the best in Denton.

The last time these two powerhouses met was on November 6, 2015 when Ryan held-on at the end for a 31-28 victory. The Raiders were led by current Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders who hit on 17 of 24 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown in the victory.

Former TCU QB and current Missouri signal caller Shawn Robinson completed 16 of 26 passes for 144 yards and one touchdown for Guyer. He ran the ball 10 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

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This year will mark the eighth time that the two have met. Ryan leads the all-time series with four wins to three for Guyer.

Last season, Guyer lost to Westlake in the 6A Division II championship, finishing No. 50 in the High School Football America 100. Ryan finished No. 47 nationally after losing to Shadow Creek in the 5A Division I championship.

It was the first time since 1962 that two schools from the same school district played in state championship games.

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