High school notebook: Kelyn Hinds looking like old self for Guthrie

It appears he is fully healthy for his senior season. That could mean similar numbers to his sophomore season when he led the Bluejays in tackles.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: August 18, 2014
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photo - Guthrie High School's Kelyn Hinds runs a drill during practice in Guthrie, Friday  August  15, 2014. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
Guthrie High School's Kelyn Hinds runs a drill during practice in Guthrie, Friday August 15, 2014. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

Even with the top defense in Class 5A last season, Guthrie was still missing a key player the majority of the season.

Safety Kelyn Hinds missed all but the final three games of the Bluejays’ championship run after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in spring practice as a sophomore.

Now it appears he is fully healthy for his senior season. That could mean similar numbers to his sophomore season when he led the Bluejays in tackles.

“He’s a dynamic player that’s a really good tackler,” Guthrie coach Kelly Beeby said. “He’s the communication guy for our secondary. We may have to have him help us a little bit offensively either as a part of the running game or receiving game. We expect good things from him as the year goes on.”

PUTNAM CITY HAS OFFENSIVE WEAPONS

As the smallest school in Class 6A-I, Putnam City knows the challenges it faces.

But the Pirates have a set of offensive skill-position players prepared to compete at the top level.

Braden Hudson returns at quarterback after starting as a sophomore, and Denzel Dean heads a committee of running backs that bring a physical attack.

Chris Pogi, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, will be an intriguing player in the passing game. Pogi sat out last year after moving in, but the big, athletic wideout already has a scholarship offer from Tulsa.

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by Scott Wright
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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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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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