The Guthrie Bluejays picked up an important district game on a warm Saturday afternoon in Woodward after being off for the last two weeks.
The Jays last played on Sept. 11 due to the super-majority of the team being held in quarantine after a player had tested positive for COVID on Sept. 18, which resulted in canceling district games with Piedmont and Carl Albert. Saturday’s game with Woodward was pushed back a day from the original Oct. 9 date.
Once on the gridiron, Guthrie controlled the game from the beginning with a dominant performance for the offensive line that allowed big running gaps to go with great pass protection.
Guthrie secured the 38-21 win over Woodward to move to 1-0 in 5A-2 and 4-0 overall.
With the win, the Bluejays have won five straight day games and are 5-1 since 2008.
Senior quarterback Josh Rains and sophomore running back Isiah Hammons each scored twice in the first half to help give their team a 28-7 halftime lead.
Rains had touchdown runs of 69 and 1-yard runs, while Hammons added scoring runs of 18 and 15 yards.
Junior kicker Ezok Villalva connected on a 26-yard field goal for his second successful kick of the year. The kick increased the Jays lead to 31-7 with 2:22 left in the third quarter.
Woodward scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including on the final play of the game on an untimed down.
The Jays revenge last year’s, 28-14, home loss to the Boomers and now have won 11 of the last 12 meetings dating back to 2000.
Current 5A-2 Standings (Oct. 12, 2020)
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CARL ALBERT AT PIEDMONT — MCGUINNESS/WESTERN HEIGHTS (CANCELED)
NOTE: The district standings for that district will be determined using the following criteria: 1. Total number of district wins. (The number of wins only in district play, not a won/loss percentage.); 2. head-to-head results; 3. average number of marginal points in district play; 4. lot.