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Deer Creek shuts out Southeast

BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer raber@opubco.com Published: September 29, 2011
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Deer Creek didn't find out until Saturday that its game against Southeast would be played Thursday instead of Friday.

After the Antlers shut out the Spartans 48-0 on Thursday at C.B. Speegle Stadium, Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said it wound up being a good thing.

“It's always good coming off a loss to go out there and move on and it's nice that it was a day earlier,” Gower said. “It lets us get that out of our system and keep moving forward.”

Deer Creek lost to Guthrie, 35-7, a week earlier.

The Antlers didn't show any sign of a hangover from that defeat, though, at least after their first offensive play.

Deer Creek turned the ball over to start but controlled the game from that point.

The Antlers held Southeast to less than 70 yards of total offense and shut out an opponent for the second time this season.

Jared Rayburn intercepted two passes, returning one 20 yards for a touchdown.

“We came out expecting to do a lot better than we did last week,” Deer Creek receiver Hunter Dinkines said. “We've just got to forget about that and move on.”

Dinkines had two catches — both for touchdowns.

“I thought we played a lot better than we did against Guthrie,” Dinkines said. “Everybody did a great job of coming together as a team.”

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