Guthrie QB Bryan Dutton taking on bigger leadership role as a senior

While Bryan Dutton has been a critical piece for the Bluejays, even helping them win a state champion last year, he's just now sliding into a leadership role with the team.
by Ryan Aber Published: August 25, 2012
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Bryan Dutton is going on his fourth year as Guthrie's quarterback.

And while Dutton has been a critical piece for the Bluejays, even helping them win a state champion last year, he's just now sliding into a leadership role with the team.

“He's always led by example,” Guthrie coach Rafe Watkins said. “But he's got to take a bigger leadership role now. It's something that's coming long naturally for him but he's just always had so many kids in front of him in that kind of a role.”

Dutton returns to lead an offense that figures to once again be explosive if it can fill holes on the lines.

Kai Callins, who was used in a variety of roles last season, will take over as the primary tailback now that Luke Davis has graduated.

“He's got a chance to be a really special player,” Watkins said. “We expect to be able to move him around some but he's going to mainly be our tailback.”

Dutton's top target figures to be junior Donovan Jordan, who had more than 400 yards receiving as a sophomore.

“He's got great hands,” Watkins said.

The question mark on offense will be on the line, where Guthrie replaces four starters.

Evan Plagg is the only starter back on the front and he'll move from right tackle to left tackle.

Most of the other spots are open to competition going into the final weeks before the season.

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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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