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All-State football team: Guthrie linebacker Landry Chappell left his mark on storied Bluejay program

LANDRY CHAPPELL — The Guthrie senior linebacker holds the school record for tackles in a career, but he'll be focusing on wrestling in college. Chappell has signed to wrestle for Oklahoma State next year.
BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: January 1, 2012

GUTHRIE — Landry Chappell's football-playing days are over, but the senior left his mark on Guthrie, which won its third state title in 2011.

Chappell, an Oklahoman All-State linebacker, ended his Bluejays career with 587 tackles, making him Guthrie's all-time leading tackler. He added 24 career sacks.

“It's nice, but our team got what we needed and that's what my whole goal was,” Chappell said of Guthrie's state championship.

“(The 2011 seniors) weren't the most group, but we worked really hard.”

Chappell now moves into wrestling season, and wrestling is where he'll stay. He signed last month to wrestle at Oklahoma State in college.

But before he gets to Stillwater, he's looking to repeat as a state champion. Chappell won the 215-pound crown last season, and said he might drop to the 195-pound weight class if his team needs him to.

He's already lost some weight he needed for football.

Chappell was Guthrie's unquestioned defensive leader as the team sought the state championship. He leaves behind a storied career, and said the finality of it all hit him at the team banquet early in December.


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