Charles Spence talks about Guthrie's forfeits, reinstatement
GUTHRIE — Charles Spence, the huge Guthrie football fan who I wrote about in Friday’s Oklahoman, was devastated when the team was forced to forfeit eight of its wins two weeks ago.
“It broke my heart,” he said. “I know Guthrie is a clean program.”
Spence, like many Guthrie supporters, neglected other responsibilities to follow along with the school’s appeal hearing on Nov. 9.
He was sitting in his English composition, following the proceedings on social media.
“I got in trouble twice in class for screaming out loud,” he said with a laugh.
When Clint Simek’s appeal of his ineligibility was denied, Spence blurted out, “No freaking way!”
A little while later, when he saw Guthrie was back in the Class 5A playoffs, his reaction was a less angry, but equally loud “Yes!”
“My teacher told me I needed to step outside,” he said.
The Bluejays host Tulsa East Central at Jelsma Stadium on Friday in a Class 5A quarterfinal.
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