Junior High football takes two to begin season
The Guthrie Junior High football teams opened their season with wins over Shawnee inside Jelsma Stadium on August 30.
In the seventh grade game, Guthrie jumped out to an 8-0 lead when quarterback Isaac Lewis lobbed a pass into the end zone and found Evan Kowalski for pay dirt. The Jays hit the two-point conversion with a Lewis pass to Payton Milner in the center of the end zone.
Shawnee responded with an early second quarter touchdown, but failed on the two-point attempt to cut the Jays lead down to 8-6.
Guthrie concluded the scoring in the ball game with a second quarter score with Lewis finding Troy Branson to go up 14-6. The two-point conversion was no good.
8th Grade starts slow finishes strong
The eighth grade scored 16 points in each half and held off the Wolves for a 32-20 win.
Cal Davis got things going on the scoreboard in the second quarter with a 3-yard run and capped off with a Bryce Anderson two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead with 4:16 to play in the half.
Just before the end of the half, Guthrie found the north end zone when quarterback Dalton Graybeal spotted a streaking Ty Doolin for a 25 yard score to go up 14-0 and Davis ran the ball in on the two-point conversion to go up 16-0.
Shawnee put back-to-back touchdown drives together to pull within two points, 16-12, by the end of the third quarter.
Guthrie was able to go back up by double digits, 24-12, on an impressive 54-yard run by Davis and a two-point conversion by Doolin, but Shawnee responded three minutes later to pull back within striking distance at 24-20.
However less than two minutes later, Davis added a 55-yard touchdown run to his resume with 2:54 left in the game. Doolin finished the scoring with the two-point conversion score.