Guyer’s Noah Cain Lands on All-State Team

Guyer’s Noah Cain Lands on All-State Team

by Steve Gamel

Guyer has never been at a loss for quality workhorses at running back. Sophomore Noah Cain, though young in comparison to his predecessors, is no exception in 2016.

Cain, who recently transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, turned every head imaginable in his second year with the Wildcats and, as a reward, was recognized as one of the top running backs in the state with his second-team selection to The Associated Press’ Class 6A all-state team.

The all-state team was released last month just prior to the state championship games and was voted on by sportswriters across Texas. It only takes into account regular-season stats over the course of 10 games. Cain, who was the only Wildcat to make first or second team, rushed for 1,407 of his 1,683 yards during the regular season with 19 touchdowns.
It’s yet another accolade for Cain, who finished the season listed as the No. 1 sophomore running back in the country according to popular recruiting website 247sports.com. He has more than a dozen scholarship offers, including one from LSU.

With Cain in the backfield, the Wildcats averaged nearly 320 rushing yards per game while turning themselves into a run-oriented machine. Guyer lost just twice in the regular season before being eliminated by Cedar Hill in the second round.

On the year, Guyer rushed for 3,803 yards with 49 rushing scores. Along with Cain, running back Myron Mason rushed for 1,035 yards. Both combined for 33 touchdowns in 12 games.

Though Cain was the only Wildcat to make first or second team all-state, three of his teammates were listed as honorable mentions. Brian Polendey, a senior tight end who is committed to Miami, made it as an offensive lineman, as did left tackle John Lanz.

Safety Bryce Jackson, a Northwestern pledge, was listed as a defensive honorable mention.

Cain’s decision to transfer to IMG Academy was first reported by the Denton Record-Chronicle earlier this month.

Despite losing Cain to IMG Academy, which arguably has a rough history among Texas High School football coaches for recruiting some of the state’s best players to its program, Guyer is expected to return practically everyone next year from an offense that averaged nearly 36 points per game. Its only losses were to state powers DeSoto, which won the state title, Allen and Cedar Hill. Cain will obviously be the focal point again heading into his junior year.


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