Guthrie over powers Noble in shut out win

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The Noble Bears ran more offensive plays and controlled the ball for nearly 40 of the game’s 48 minutes, but were unable to get anything going against the top ranked Guthrie Bluejays in Noble.

The Bluejays scored three touchdowns in each of the first two quarters and added three more in the second half as seven different Bluejays scored in a 60-0 win to improve their record to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in district 5A-1. Noble falls to 1-5 and 1-2.

The win marks the third time Guthrie has started the season with six straight wins (2007, 2008) under head coach Rafe Watkins and will go for seven in a row, in which they have only done once before (2007), when they host the Carl Albert Titans for a key 5A-1 showdown that will likely determine the district championship next Friday.

Noble could manage just 98 yards of offense against the top rated defense in the state and the Bluejay front seven that allowed a total of 27 rushing yards. The Bears had more rushing plays that went for either zero or negative yards (20) then they did in the positive category (19). The Guthrie Defensive Line was named the F&M Bank Players of the Game (Conner Howard, Richard Brothers, Vincent Norris, Trevor Blassingame and Zac Brown) for their performance.

Meanwhile, the Bluejay offense totaled 478 yards of offense with 319 via the running game which was impressive considering the Jays average field position was the 50 yard line. Guthrie entered the game averaging 414 total yards and 279 rushing.

Guthrie has won the previous six games with Noble by a total score of 328-7, including three straight shut-outs, and have won the last seven meetings.

The offense had scoring drives of 3, 2, 6, 5, 1, 4, 1, 3 and 4 with the longest taking 2:27 to move down the field. The longest play of the season went for 95-yards when quarterback Bryan Dutton delivered a low pass to sophomore receiver Donavan Jordan, who made a catch in the middle of the defense at his ankles, and then made two defenders miss as he then out ran the secondary for the long score.

Dutton finished the game by completing 8-of-9 passes for 150 yards and passing score to improve his 5A leading passing completion rate to .749 on the season.

The next longest play on the evening went to running back J.T. McFadden when he darted off for an 80-yard touchdown run to begin the second half. The touchdown run would be his only carry in the game and now has found the end zone four times.

Both Jordan and McFadden’s scores came on the first play of the drive.

Sophomore Kai Callins finished with two scores, including a second half punt return of 67 yards to go with his first quarter 31-yard score. He finished with 3-carries for 58 yards.

Senior running back joining Callins as the only Bluejays to score twice. Davis scored the Jays third touchdown on a 22-yard swing pass just before the first quarter and then scored just before the half on a 16-yard run.

Leading the running game was senior Seth Vicchio with 17 carries and 89 yards. Vicchio added a 3-yard score in the second quarter.

Back up quarterback Reed Roberts joined the scoring fun with his first varsity touchdown to conclude the scoring.


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