The Guthrie Bluejays were scheduled to travel to Guymon next season to begin district play. However, on Wednesday, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) board of directors voted to approve the Tigers football program to play an independent schedule in the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
With the move to independent — for the football program only — Guymon will not be eligible for the playoffs in the next two seasons.
In addition, no teams in Class 4A will bump up to fill out a 32 team field in Class 5A.
Guthrie, who was scheduled to play Guymon on Sept. 23, will now look to fill the void in week four of their schedule. Guthrie News Page has learned school administration has begun work on finding a replacement and is drawing near to an agreement.
Guymon joined Class 5A in 2012 and has since endured a 9-85 record.
This past season, Guymon was outscored by their opponent 418-74 en route to a 1-9 season. The lone win came on a forfeit by Western Heights.
The only multiple win seasons in the past 11 seasons for the Tigers came in 2015 (4-6) and 2010 (2-8).
The Tigers last made the playoffs in 2007 when they finished 5-6.