While a state title is McGuinness' long term goal, Lewis said Friday night's objective was to score two touchdowns in the first quarter.
Will Harjo hit Cody Chancellor on a wide receiver pass for a 41-yard touchdown. Harjo then caught a 32-yard strike from Lewis later in the quarter to complete the objective.
“We just thought it was really important to come out and play well early on,” Lewis said.
As for Shawnee, the Wolves are looking to rebound from a brutal two-season stretch in Class 6A. Shawnee finished 1-9 in 2011. Though their first game back in 5A was a tough one, there were some bright spots.
Sophomore quarterback John Jacobs showed a strong arm and found receiver Theo Berry twice for touchdown passes of 20 and 39 yards. The young quarterback is strong runner as well with several nice gains that were erased in the stat line due to numerous sacks by a strong McGuinness defensive line.