Guthrie receiver L’liott Curry knows he has to be more of a leader this season than he was during the Bluejays’ 14-0 run to the Class 5A state title last fall.
And that leadership showed in Guthrie’s first scrimmage of the season, against Douglass and Tulsa Kelley on Friday night at Langston University.
Curry and running back Idae Alexander each made big plays for the Guthrie offense, which showed some big-play potential. But Curry also saw plenty of room for growth, too.
“We’ve got to get in and watch this film. This film is like gold to us,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of things we can learn from, and a lot of good things, too. We’ve got a lot of inexperience, and we’ve got to pick it up and get going.”
The Bluejays are breaking in a new quarterback, with Zane Maltz taking the majority of the snaps Friday night. A talented athlete, the 200-pound Maltz was in line to be the team’s starting defensive end. He showed the ability to both run and throw.
“He’s an athletic kid, and he’s a smart kid,” first-year coach Kelly Beeby said. “He’s got good awareness of what his role on the team is, and he won’t make mistakes that will get you beat.”
DOUGLASS OFFENSE SHOWS VERSATILITY
Douglass quarterback Patrick McKaufman showed significant improvement in the passing game from his freshman to sophomore season, and in the first live action of his junior year, it looks like he’s ready to take another step.
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