GUTHRIE – With 4:44 left in the game, Heath Hunter and freshman receiver Jaylon Orange hooked up on a 33-yard touchdown to avoid being shutout Friday. The Wolves were unable to muster any other offense, losing 42-7 to Guthrie.
“Hopefully we learned our lesson. We played just the way we practiced this week,” coach Billy Brown said. “Guthrie is a good team, but we have to practice better so we can play better.”
One bright spot for the Wolves was Orange’s interception right before halftime.
“Jaylon’s played well. We have some Friday night players but we need to get this team practicing harder.”
The Blue Jays took a 35-0 lead into halftime.
Hunter struggled staying upright throughout the contest. He finished with 155 yards, one touchdown and threw two interceptions.
Skinner led the team in receiving for the second time. He recorded seven receptions for 72 yards. Scout Cawvey upped his production from last week with four receptions for 39 yards.
With starting running back Tre’Juan Shaw sidelined with a knee injury, sophomore Demetries Beavers carried the rock seven times for 56 yards. Beavers hauled in one reception for 12 yards.
Sophomore linebacker Hudson Davis sacked the Guthrie quarterback twice.
“We have sophomores at key spots and that’s the way it is,” Brown said. “It’s a process and they will get better with more experience.”
Shawnee will have a bye next week before traveling to Carl Albert for a Sept. 14 showdown with the defending 5A champs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30.