In Recognition of Guyer High Schoolby Representative Michael C. Burgess
Posted on 2013-01-04
in the house of representatives
Friday, January 4, 2013
Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Guyer High
School Wildcats of Denton, Texas upon their first state football title.
Winning the Class 4A state championship takes great determination,
discipline, and team work. The long hours of practice over many months
helped the Wildcats win many games on the way to the state
championship. I am impressed by the Wildcats' work ethic and skill, and
know that they will continue to represent their high school well.
The Guyer football team has a talented and dedicated head coach, John Walsh, who to my understanding told the team the state title was theirs from the beginning. Jerrod Heard, the school's junior quarterback, seemed to believe his coach. During the state championship game, he lead the Wildcats to victory from behind with assistance from defensive end Conor Allen who forced a fumble towards the end of the game and from Ellis Jefferson with two touchdown throws, one for a 71- yard touchdown.
I am pleased to join their classmates, teachers, friends, family and the Denton community in honoring the athletic achievement of the Guyer Wildcats' football team for winning their first state championship. It is my privilege to serve you all in the U.S. House of Representatives.