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High schools: District 5A-2 trio doing it with offense and defense

Guthrie, Deer Creek and Bishop McGuinness among the best offensive teams in state
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 15, 2012

It's no secret that District 5A-2 is one of the most top-heavy districts in any class.

The district features No. 1-ranked Guthrie, No. 3 Deer Creek and No. 4 Bishop McGuinness. And there is a Carl Albert team that pushed each of those three but stands with a 2-5 record after playing a loaded schedule the first six weeks.

While Frederick leads all teams with 446 points, Deer Creek is No. 2 with 358 and McGuinness is No. 4 with 344. Guthrie is tied for No. 15 with 310 points scored. The three are also among the best defenses in 11-man football, with all ranking in the top 15 in fewest points allowed.

Deer Creek leads the way with 52, good for seventh; Guthrie is No. 9 (57); and McGuinness No. 13 (62).

Two of the teams above Deer Creek and Guthrie and three ahead of McGuinness, though, have played only six games.

Vian is tops in scoring defense, having allowed just 16 points.


Edmond North senior pitcher Jordan Dixon's two older sisters won a state fast-pitch softball title for the Huskies and went on to play for the University of Arkansas.

Dixon, however, is not following the same path to Fayetteville, Ark., like her sisters. Instead, she will be pitching collegiately for Marshall next season.  

“That's just how it worked out,” Dixon said. “I fell in love with the campus. I fell in love with the coaches and I love it there.”


Hennessey's Cheyenne Choate was one of three past state champions to win regional cross country titles Saturday in Enid, Lindsay and Henryetta.

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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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