High schools: Bishop McGuinness QB Jacob Lewis is Oklahoman's Player of the Week

Lewis ran for 275 yards and three touchdowns as Irish beat Tulsa Kelley in Class 5A quarterfinals. McGuinness plays Carl Albert on Friday.
by Ed Godfrey Published: November 19, 2012
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Irish quarterback Jacob Lewis races into the end zone to post McGuinness' first score on this second quarter play. Deer Creek Antlers vs. Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish at Pribil Stadium Friday night, Nov. 2, 2012.    Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Irish quarterback Jacob Lewis races into the end zone to post McGuinness' first score on this second quarter play. Deer Creek Antlers vs. Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish at Pribil Stadium Friday night, Nov. 2, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

On Sept. 28, Lewis threw for 385 yards on 11-of-18 passing with five touchdowns. He also rushed for 119 yards on 21 carries, including a 46-yard touchdown run as McGuinness defeated Carl Albert, 42-32.

Jones would take those numbers again in Friday night's rematch with the Titans in the Class 5A semifinals in Norman.

“Jake is certainly going to have to play well for us to have a chance to win this game,” Jones said.

Lewis' credits his big night against the Titans in the first meeting to senior wide receiver Cody Chancellor, who had 359 yards receiving and four touchdowns in the game.

Both Lewis and his head coach expect an even tougher game Friday night from the Titans than in September, as the loser of the first contest often has an edge in the rematch.

McGuinness had defeated Tulsa Kelley 34-10 in Week 2, but Friday night's rematch in the quarterfinals was much tighter.

“It creates some extra motivation for the opponent that you beat,” Jones said. “They can go in and look at the mistakes they made and correct them.

“It can give you a false sense of security. On the other hand, it gives you some confidence in what you are doing.”

Lewis said the Irish will not be overconfident based on the first outcome this season between the clubs.

“I have heard they have a completely new secondary,” Lewis said of Carl Albert. “They are going to be tough to beat.

“They are a great team, and it's tough to beat any team twice in one year. It's going to be a dogfight.”

by Ed Godfrey
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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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