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Top-ranked Carl Albert topples McGuinness

Carl Albert quarterback Stevie Thompson accounted for three touchdowns leading the top-ranked Titans past No. 10 McGuinness 35-21 at Clement Pribil Stadium on Friday.
by Jacob Unruh Published: October 4, 2013
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photo - Titan Isaiah Shawver takes a wide open pass at mid field at runs for a touchdown as the Carl Albert Titans play the Bishop McGuinness Irish on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Titan Isaiah Shawver takes a wide open pass at mid field at runs for a touchdown as the Carl Albert Titans play the Bishop McGuinness Irish on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

From there, McGuinness was forced to play catch-up.

The Irish got within a touchdown in the third quarter, but Thompson broke loose from a tackle in the backfield for a 33-yard touchdown on a fourth-down play in the fourth quarter.

McGuinness again tried to rally, but Lewis fumbled on the goal line with 2:14 remaining to seal the game.

Lewis finished with 236 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns, but it was the fumbles that stand out.

Irish coach Justin Jones, though, doesn't necessarily believe that.

“I'm not going to say turnovers were a difference in that game,” he said. “Turnovers are a part of football. The difference in the game was about five plays.”

Thompson, meanwhile, finished with 153 yards on the ground and 102 through the air, while Woodberry finished with 106 yards and nine carries.

After the game, the Titans' attention was already turned to next week when they host No. 2 Guthrie in the annual rivalry game.

It'll conclude the toughest stretch of the regular season for the Titans, too. It's also the stretch they failed to win a game in last season.

“We're about to get through with Murderer's Row and I'm ready to get through,” Rose said. “I hope we can survive the last step.”

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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