High school notebook: McGuinness defense prepping for Guthrie

Irish remain in contention for District 5A-2 championship. But they will have to earn it by playing No. 1-ranked Guthrie on Friday and No. 4 Deer Creek on Nov. 2.
by Ed Godfrey and Scott Wright Published: October 24, 2012

With shutouts in four of its last five games, Class 5A's No. 3-ranked Bishop McGuinness will be asking for yet another strong performance from its defense with Friday night's visit from Guthrie.

The top-ranked Bluejays have scored at least 36 points in seven of eight games this season.

For the Irish, the defensive mindset starts with linebacker Nick Jeffreys, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior who leads the team with 100 tackles. He's one of eight Irish players with at least 50 tackles this year.

Jeffreys is coming off a 15-tackle game in which he had four sacks and an interception. He also had a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and 100 total yards from his H-back position.


Deer Creek will try to bounce back from last week's tough loss at Guthrie with a visit from Northwest Classen this week. You can see the game live online at NewsOK.com/Sports.

The game will be broadcast live online, courtesy of NewsOK and ZPreps.com. The game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Northwest is enjoying its best season in more than 40 years. The Knights are 4-4 overall and 2-3 in district. But Northwest will need to win its next two games, Friday vs. Deer Creek and Nov. 2 against Guthrie, and receive help elsewhere to qualify for the Class 5A playoffs.

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by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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