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High school notebook: Guthrie needs quick start against McGuinness

Slow start against Deer Creek made it tough on Bluejays, who needed to make a big comeback before winning in overtime
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 22, 2012

Guthrie didn't get off to a quick start offensively last week against Deer Creek.

The defending state champion didn't get a first down until its third series of the game, which came in the second quarter, and didn't cross midfield until a series later.

Guthrie eventually broke through and wound up winning the game in overtime.

Bluejays running back J.T. McFadden said they couldn't afford a similar start this week when Guthrie faces a second consecutive undefeated team in Bishop McGuinness.

“We can't be sluggish against them,” McFadden said. “It's going to be a hard game for us.”

A Guthrie win would give the Bluejays the District 5A-2 title. A McGuinness win would send the district title race between those two and Deer Creek into the final week.


Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger has been showing strong interest in Tulsa NOAH guard Allonzo Trier for a while, bringing him to multiple games during his freshman season last year, and the process hasn't slowed down.

Trier spent some time with the Sooner basketball squad over the weekend, and took in the football game Saturday night as well.

With interest from virtually every major program in the country, Trier is regarded as one of the nation's top 100 players in the 2015 class.

Trier, who played for the OKC Storm homeschool program as a freshman, will start his sophomore year at NOAH on Nov. 1. Last year, he averaged 24.5 points per game and set the single-season scoring mark for a freshman in the National Homeschool Association.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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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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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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