MIDWEST CITY — By the time Guthrie realized who it was, it was already too late.
Carl Albert’s Daytawion Lowe — in disguise — was gone.
Lowe caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from J.T. Realmuto on the first play of the game and the Titans hung on for a 16-13 victory over Class 5A’s top-ranked team Thursday night.
Instead of wearing his usual No. 8, Lowe was wearing No. 85.
"We ran that same play against Shawnee and Brett Davis tripped me up,” Lowe said. "We just put a twist on it this time.”
The play had Lowe lined up as a tight end. Guthrie lined up in man coverage on him and Carl Albert seized momentum less than 30 seconds into the game.
"It was huge,” Carl Albert coach Gary Rose said. "Huge.”
The loss snapped Guthrie’s 20-game winning streak.
Guthrie (6-1, 3-1 in District 5A-2) had plenty of chances to get back in the game but could never manage to take a lead or even pull even.
Late in the first half, Guthrie scored a touchdown only to have the Titans’ Ozell Littleton block the point after.
Twice, the Bluejays had the ball inside the 20 — on one of the tries they had first and goal at the 9 — and failed to score.
"That was the difference in the game,” Guthrie coach Rafe Watkins said.