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No. 2 Guthrie advances with 27-3 victory over Coweta

By Bobby Rockel, Special Correspondent Modified: November 20, 2010 at 12:32 am •  Published: November 19, 2010

It was Brothers' final touchdown, a 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter, that put the Tigers to bed.

He was the workhorse of the 78-yard drive, which chewed up almost seven minutes and included a 22-yard run that had him carrying half the Coweta defense downfield.

“Hey, Kentrell is no secret,” Guthrie coach Rafe Watkins said. “You expect your big-time players to come up with big-time games and he did that. And not only does he do it on offense, but he does it on defense, too.”

Guthrie limited the Tigers' ground game to just 58 yards and forced quarterback Trevor Sumpter to the air 32 times.

“That was our game plan,” Watkins said. “They're a tough, physical bunch that comes right at you and we were fortunate on defense to take the run away and make plays. They threw 32 passes and they just don't usually do that.”

The Bluejays also got a nice game from tailback Derrik Kelly. The senior slashed and weaved his way for 121 yards to lead all rushers.

Coweta got on the board when Caleb Thomas booted a 46-yard field goal to start the fourth quarter, cutting the score to 14-3.

Meanwhile, the Tigers' defense was working overtime, limiting Guthrie to six plays in the third period.

But that's when Brothers took over. He finished with 58 yards rushing on six carries and pulled in three passes for 42.