Collin Guggenheim racked up one of the most impressive high school football stat lines across the country last week.
As a result, he’s getting some lofty recognition.
The quarterback amassed 127 yards and four touchdowns on the ground while passing for 118 yards plus a touchdown to push undefeated John Curtis (12-0) past Evangel (8-4) 56-34 and into the LHSAA state title game.
For his incredible performance, Guggenheim is one of this week’s 15 nominees for USA Today’s Super 25 Top Star.
— John Curtis School (@Curtis_Patriots) November 26, 2018
To vote for Guggenheim, visit: https://usatodayhss.com/2018/poll-vote-for-the-super-25-top-star-week-16
John Curtis will face Catholic on Dec. 8 at noon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with the contest televised on CST.
This will be a rematch of last season’s state championship game which Catholic won 20-14.
John Curtis is striving for a 27th state title.
John Curtis now leads the all-time series vs. Evangel 7-4 and earned revenge after losing 27-6 to the Eagles in the 2016 Division I state semifinals.
John Curtis coach J.T. Curtis was effusive in his praise of his opponent.
“I said they had great skill people,” John Curtis coach J.T. Curtis said to The Advocate. “And that might have been as good a group of skill people as we’ve faced. Their quarterback is as fine of a throwing quarterback as I’ve played against, and I’ve played against some good ones.”
Curtis certainly has a good quarterback on his side, as Guggenheim rushed for scores of 2, 6, 6, and 4 yards. He passed for a 52-yard touchdown to Joel Taylor and connected with Javon Davis on a 44-yard completion.
John Curtis rallied from down 14-0 and 20-7 with seven combined touchdowns spanning the second and third quarters.
Now they’re one win away from bringing a state title back home.
“It was a rough start, but this team bounced back really well,” Guggenheim said to The Advocate. “We fixed a bunch of cracks and fought back pretty well. It was a tough start, because you never want to be that far down. But we just had to trust the process. The main thing to take out of this is that it is just like life. You’re going to get knocked down. You just have to get back up.”