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Guthrie Bluejays

Coach: KELLY BEEBY

Schedule:

8-28 - vs. Shawnee 

9-4 - at Putnam City West 

9-11 - vs. Duncan 

9-25 - vs. Piedmont 

10-2 - at Carl Albert 

10-9 - at Woodward 

10-15 - vs. Guymon

10-23 - at Eisenhower

10-30 - at McGuinness

11-6 - vs. Western Heights

Quick Hits:

Quarterback Josh Rains carried the football 21 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-21 season opening win over Enid.

The Blue Jays missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004 and finished with the lowest win total in a season since 1999.

Guthrie travels to Bishop McGuinness on October 30th. The Blue Jays have lost five in a row to the Irish, last winning in 2014.

Last 7 Years:

2019 - 4-6

2018 - 9-3

2017 - 6-6

2016 - 6-5

2015 - 7-4

2014 - 10-2

2013 - 14-0

OFFENSE
The Bluejays look to get back to their winning ways and head coach Kelly Beeby is ready to kick things off. “We are excited to return to the field, we have a great set of teams on our schedule,” said coach Beeby. That schedule includes the likes of Carl Albert, McGuinness and Eisenhower, all familiar opponents. But Guthrie is hoping to catch a few of them off-guard this season. Seven starters return to the offense including Josh Rains (6-1, 200, Sr.) at quarterback. Last season Rains threw for 886 yards on 38 completions and rushed for 584 yards. He also added 18 touchdowns. Rains will look for Jaylen Allison (6-1, 190, Sr.) at wide receiver and utilize Kintoris Barber (5-9, 175, Sr.) in the run and pass games from his tailback spot. Barber rushed for 855 yards and scored six times last year. Zac Thompson (6-2, 205, Sr.) is the H-back and is utilized in various ways on offense. Kaiden Stevenson (6-0, 155, Sr.) brings some athleticism to the field for the Bluejays. Look for Stevenson to make a major impact this season. One player you can’t miss is Davon Moore (6-5, 313, Sr.) at tackle. Moore has received some interest at the next level and is a VYPE Top 100 selectee.

DEFENSE
The defensive unit returns seven starters with Stevenson playing in the defensive backfield. He had 31 tackles last season and three interceptions. Spade Pool (6-0, 190, Jr.) and Chase Doles (5-10, 185, Jr.) are two hard-hitting  linebackers with bad intentions. Pool racked up 91 tackles a year ago while Doles notched 66. These can bring it every game. Coal Madison (6-1, 210, So.) could be the answer up front after accounting for 17 tackles as a freshman. Nathan Wiggins (6-4, 278, Sr.) joins Madison up front and Chris Shuputis (6-3, 261, Jr.) will play one of the end spots. Wiggins grabbed 42 tackles in 2019. The trio could give slower offensive lines fits. “We want to control the line of scrimmage with numbers and pressure opponents quarterback in pass situations,” said coach Beeby. The Bluejays will base in the 5-2 Okie and bank on their secondary to make plays when the ball is headed their direction.

 

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