Carl Albert 16 vs. Guthrie 13: Trickery boosts Titans

Oklahoman Modified: October 17, 2008 at 10:45 am •  Published: October 17, 2008
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photo - Titan Markell Walker (1) catches a pass with seconds remaining in the half in front of Bluejay D. J. Hughes (24) as Carl Albert plays Guthrie in high school football at Jim Harris Stadium  in Midwest City, Oklahoma on Thursday October 16, 2008.  Walker carried to the seven but the Titans were unable to score.

BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Titan Markell Walker (1) catches a pass with seconds remaining in the half in front of Bluejay D. J. Hughes (24) as Carl Albert plays Guthrie in high school football at Jim Harris Stadium in Midwest City, Oklahoma on Thursday October 16, 2008. Walker carried to the seven but the Titans were unable to score. BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
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.

The trick?

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.


by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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