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Oklahoma high school football: Guthrie pulls away for 34-16 win against Shawnee

Conditioning played a big role in Guthrie football’s season-opening victory Friday night.

The Bluejays wore down Shawnee en route to a 34-16 home win.

With temperatures reaching triple digits Friday, Guthrie players showed off their hard work from the offseason.

“On a really hot night across the state, I felt like conditioning played a big part,” Guthrie coach Kelly Beeby said.

Senior Kaiden Ballard-Stevenson was one of Guthrie’s top players, making an impact as a wide receiver, defensive back and returner.

“He was big in coverage and in tackling and had a handful of key catches, as well as some return yards in the punt game,” Beeby said.

Guthrie finished 4-6 last season.

Shawnee has moved down to Class 5A after two consecutive 2-8 seasons. Coach Jason Sexton is in his first year at the school. 

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Coach Kelly Beeby led Guthrie to a 4-6 season in 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Coach Kelly Beeby led Guthrie to a 4-6 season in 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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