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Guide to McGuinness at No. 1 Guthrie

by Jacob Unruh Modified: November 1, 2013 at 11:10 am •  Published: November 1, 2013
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When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Jelsma Stadium

Records: McGuinness 5-3, 4-1 District 5A-2; Guthrie 8-0, 5-0

Last week: McGuinness 41, Northwest Classen 18; Guthrie 28, Deer Creek 3

Players to watch: McGuinness — Jacob Lewis, QB. Early in the season, turnover issues were a big problem for the dual-threat quarterback. The past three weeks, though, were a  chance for him to get things under control as the Irish rolled to victories against the soft part of its schedule.

Guthrie — Kai Callins, RB/DB. Can anyone slow down Callins now that he has shown he is healthy? Last week’s three touchdowns were impressive, too. Now that he’s also being used in the Wildcat formation — and he has a TD pass to show for it — teams have more to even worry about.

Storylines: McGuinness — The Irish has a chance to cause chaos in the district with a win, which would likely force a three-way tie atop the district alongside defending champion Carl Albert. A loss puts McGuinness and Deer Creek playing in Week 10 for third and fourth in the district.

Guthrie — It’s simple: A win locks up the district championship for the Bluejays.

The pick: Guthrie 28, McGuinness 14

by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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