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.