Guyer (Denton, Texas) quarterback Jackson Arnold is a top-10 player in the country, but in last year's Texas UIL 6A Division 2 State Championship, he was bottled up by Westlake (Austin, Texas). The Oklahoma commit is looking to make it back to the state title game this year, but first he has to advance beyond Southlake Carroll in a state quarterfinals matchup between nationally ranked programs on Saturday afternoon. Guyer is undefeated and the No. 10 team in the MaxPreps national high school football rankings, while Southlake Carroll also has a perfect 13-0 record and is the 23rd team in the country.

Kickoff from Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin, Texas, is set for 3 p.m. ET. The last time these programs played came in 2018, when Guyer won at Southlake Carroll, 33-29. Find out more about this matchup and follow it at MaxPreps here

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How to track Guyer vs. Southlake Carroll

  • Guyer vs. Southlake Carroll date: Saturday, Dec. 3
  • Guyer vs. Southlake Carroll time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Guyer vs. Southlake Carroll game page: Follow game at MaxPreps

What you need to know about Guyer

The Wildcats advanced to this week's quarterfinals game after a wild 59-41 win over Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas) in Frisco, TX, last week. Five-star Guyer quarterback prospect Jackson Arnold only had to pass for 162 yards, in part, because he ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns. He finished as the team's leading rusher, but junior running back Trey Joyner was right behind him, with 134 yards and three touchdowns of his own.

Arnold is the ninth-ranked player in the 247Sports.com 2023 national football recruiting rankings, and has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns through 13 games this season. Joyner is a smaller running back, but there is no denying his talent. This season, he has 1,029 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Defensively, Guyer's secondary is its strength, and is led by five-star safety and Notre Dame commit, Peyton Bowen and four-star LSU commit Ryan YaitesFollow Guyer's game here.

What you need to know about Southlake Carroll

Considering Southlake Carroll lost its starting quarterback mid-season, the Dragons have been particularly impressive. Wyoming QB commit Kaden Anderson hasn't played since an early-October leg injury, but junior quarterback Graham Knowles has played splendidly in his place. In last week's playoff win against McKinney, Knowles threw for nearly 250 yards and three touchdowns. Knowles has played in all but one game this season and has thrown for 1,732 yards, 17 touchdowns, and just one interception.

Defensively, Southlake Carroll has a couple of playmakers that could give Arnold some problems on Saturday. Starting with defensive lineman Cade Parks, who had a sack last week and has 10 in all games this season. Senior defensive end Kyle Middleton has also piled up 8.5 sacks, and the Dragons have come away with 11 total interceptions as a team. Follow Southlake Carroll's game here.

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