Three-time defending High School Football America “mythical” national champ Allen opens the season on Friday against Denton Guyer and there’s still no clear cut favorite in the quarterback battle to replace Kyler Murray, who led the Eagles to three straight Texas state titles.
On Friday, in a scrimmage against Arlington Martin, head coach Tom Westerberg played Mitchell Jonke and Minnesota transfer Seth Green. That’s exactly what Coach Westerberg said he would do last month on the High School Football America Radio Show.
In Friday’s scrimmage, which Martin won 25-23, Jonke started. Jonke, who was the leader of the JV team last year, was 6-for-9 for 179 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a touchdown.
Green, who has given his verbal commitment to Oregon, played the second half. Smith was 9-for-16 with 103 yards.
After the game, Westerberg, who’s led the Eagles to four overall state titles and 43 straight wins coming into this season, told the Dallas Morning News, “Overall, both quarterbacks played well. I still don’t see anyone who had a clear edge.”
Denton Guyer tested itself in a scrimmage on Friday against Euless Trinity, ranked #23 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25. The Wildcats came-out on the short-end of a 31-19 score, but we all know that scrimmages don’t count for much.
Guyer, which won the 2012 and 2013 Texas Class 4A Division I titles, doesn’t have a question at quarterback with junior Shawn Robinson back. Robinson, who’s considered the top dual-threat QB in the Class of 2017, has already given his verbal commitment to TCU.
Last season, Robinson passed for 2,799 yards and 33 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He also ran for over 1,400 and 17 touchdowns.
Last year Allen beat Guyer in the season opener 55-41.