Bluejays back to winning ways with dominant win over Southeast

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The Guthrie Bluejays needed a short time Friday evening to erase any doubts of Southeast attempting to push the Jays to a four-quarter game.

Southeast scored on a five-play, 68-yard drive to pull within a point, 7-6, with 8:16 to play in the first quarter. From that point, Guthrie kept the Spartans off the board by scoring the next 63 points in a 70-6 win.

Guthrie improved to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in district play, while a much-improved Southeast club falls to 4-3 overall and 0-3 in district play.

In the game, the Jays welcomed back senior running back Isaiah Hammons who was out for three straight games due to an injury. He wasted no time to find the end zone with an 11-yard touchdown for the first score of the game.

Hammons played on the first series of the second half before sitting for the remainder of the game. On the drive, he carried on six of the nine plays that resulted in a Tyrin Eaton 6-yard run.

In the first half, Eaton scored his first touchdown on a 49-yard touchdown on a one-handed reception from Hayden Calvert.

Along with the passing score, Calvert ran in a score from 14 yards out.

Guthrie pushed their 21-6 lead to 35-6 within 50 seconds of game time with two Southeast turnovers with one on offense and another on special teams.

Following a strip and fumble recovery from senior Zach Henry, junior Jaylen Harper scored on the next play from 16 yards out pushing the score 28-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, Guthrie forced a turnover to set up a 2-play drive highlighted by a gritty 27-yard run by Chelf to drive the score up 35-6 with 15 seconds gone by in the second quarter.

Next up for the Bluejays will be a trip to Midwest City to take on Carl Albert, who defeated McGuinness on Friday night.

A Guthrie win would set the Jays up for a home-field playoff game along with victories over Lawton Ike and Shawnee.

If the Jays should win by five points or more, Guthrie could position themselves into winning the district and perhaps hosting two playoff games.

With a loss, Guthrie could likely be on the road for the entire playoff stretch.

The kickoff at Carl Albert is set for 7 p.m.


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