Guthrie keeps focus with dominant win over Indians

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The Guthrie BlueJays made it known that there would not be any let down from last weeks emotional win over Carl Albert when they took on El Reno.

The top ranked Jays scored 14 first quarter points and 14 more in the second quarter while the defense kept the Indians in check throughout the evening to spoil Senior Night for El Reno with a 35-0 win. In the process, Guthrie added its fourth shut-out on the season.

The win moves Guthrie to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the 5A-1 district. El Reno has now dropped four straight and are 1-7 on the year.

The 8-0 start marks the second best start in school history to only the 2007 BlueJay squad, who finished a perfect 14-0.

For the eighth straight week the Guthrie offense scored on their opening possession by marching 92 yards in just five plays. The final 63-yards came from the feet of sophomore Kai Callins when he was inserted into the quarterback spot and followed his lead blockers for the long distance score.

Callins found the end zone on the next possession for his seventh rushing score this season. This time from 3-yards out on a seven-play drive to go up 14-0 with 2:18 to go in the first.

After the defense forced another El Reno punt, the offense needed just two plays score when quarterback Bryan Dutton dumped off a pass to senior running back and took off on a 61-yard touchdown run.

Davis scored on the following possession from 10-yards out and was setup by Dutton’s two runs of 26-yards each on the drive that took five plays to hit pay dirt. Guthrie led at the break 28-0.

Dutton finished with 258 yards of offense and was the game’s leading rusher with 134 yards. The right-handed junior was 9-of-14 passing for 124 yards and the one touchdown pass increased his 2011 total to 14 touchdown tosses. In addition, he eclipsed the 1,000 yard passing plateau for the third straight year.

As impressive as the Guthrie offense was with 448 yards of offense, including 324 yards on the ground, the BlueJay defense was just as impressive by holding the Indians to just 38 yards of offense. Entering the game, the Indians ranked fifth in 5A in total offense with 314 per game.

El Reno was forced to throw the ball throughout the night as they could not get anything going in the running game. In fact, of the 17 rushes, the Indians had just seven that went for positive yardage and finished with -13 in the running category.

The Guthrie secondary took advantage of the front seven applying constant pressure on the quarterback to intercept two passes (Davis and Callins) to double their season total in the pick category. Applying a lot of that pressure was junior defensive end Vincent Norris, who continues to move up the chart in the sack category, and for his effort was named the F&M Bank Player of the Game.

The Jays concluded the scoring in the third quarter when senior reserve running back Seth Vicchio scored from 4-yards out.

Up next for Guthrie will be Homecoming 2011 with Western Heights coming to town fresh off their first win of the season with a 27-13 win over Southeast. The Jays could play four consecutive home games inside Jelsma Stadium if they were to win their first round playoff game.

5A-1 District Standings

Guthrie 5-0
Carl Albert 4-1
Deer Creek 4-1
Ada 3-2
Noble 2-3
El Reno 1-4
Western Heights 1-4
Southeast 0-5


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