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
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"Looking back, obviously you’d like to have tried to kick it.”

Rose had similar decisions to make.

Just before half, the Titans (6-1, 4-0) had a chance to stretch the lead with first and goal with six seconds left. Instead of taking one shot at the end zone before kicking, the Titans threw it to Lowe — back wearing No. 8 — near the line of scrimmage and he was stopped short as time ran out.

"Looking back, we should’ve tried a fade into the end zone or something like that,” Rose said. "That’s football though.”

Titans placekicker Austin Manger got another chance, though, squeaking a 37-yard field goal just over the crossbar late in the third quarter to give Carl Albert what wound up being the points that made the difference.

And there was Lowe after the game, carrying the "Big Stick,” a red paddle given to the Titans defender with the biggest hit each week, holding a replica mini Bluejays helmet.

The helmet wound up getting smashed at midfield as the Titans bounced around in celebration.

"They sent that to our coach,” Lowe said. "They said we might like it.”

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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