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High school football: Guthrie beat Deer Creek in overtime

Down by a touchdown with less than 1:30 remaining, the defending 5A state champions drove down the field to force overtime, then came out with a 42-35 win over Deer Creek on Thursday at Jelsma Stadium.
by Ryan Aber Published: October 18, 2012
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photo - Guthrie's Blaze Hastings, left, and L'Liott Curry celebrate a fumble recovery  the high school football game between Guthrie and Deer Creek at Guthrie, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Guthrie's Blaze Hastings, left, and L'Liott Curry celebrate a fumble recovery the high school football game between Guthrie and Deer Creek at Guthrie, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

In overtime, Dutton scored on the first play, then Guthrie forced a Deer Creek fumble on the Antlers' second play to seal the wild victory that extends Guthrie's winning streak to 22.

“It's one for the ages,” Dutton said.

Dutton ran for three touchdowns and threw for 263 yards and two scores.

“That little rascal is just incredible,” Watkins said. “He had some rough moments but he's a very competitive player. Sometimes it's the best thing about him and sometimes it's the worst but the last drive was just incredible the way he was patient and let things come to him.”

On the other side, it was a tough pill to swallow, especially after the late penalties and a play on the final drive where Deer Creek thought it had recovered the football in what would've been a game-winner.

“We're the better football team,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “It just didn't work out. I'm going to leave it at that.”

Guthrie (8-0, 5-0 in 5A-2) will play another undefeated team next week in McGuinness, barring a stunning upset by Northwest on Friday.

“It's going to be tough,” Watkins said. “This was a physical, physical football game that took its toll. Deer Creek is everything they've been billed to be.”

Deer Creek (7-1, 4-1) will play Northwest next week before finishing the season against McGuinness.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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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