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Train wreck might best describe the Tigers last two outings against 5A district competition. Trying to make a better showing after losing 83-6 at Deer Creek last week, Guymon dropped a home game 73-0 to Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School of Oklahoma City Friday night.
Guymon head coach Bryan Ballard assigned blame where too many mistakes were made by the Tigers. There were numerous turnovers that went in the favor of the Irish.
âA good team (McGuinness). Too many mistakes. Thatâs all there is to it,â he said.
The Tigers play at Carl Albert next Thursday night, another 5A school with a good record. The game will be played Thursday because of fall break.
The final two games will be against El Reno and Western Heights Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, both in Guymon. Both 5A teams are believed to be weaker competitors than McGuinness, Deer Creek or Carl Albert. Some people have speculated that Guymon could sneak one or two late season wins.
âWeâve got a chance,â Ballard said. Then he added a hint of caution. âNot the way we played tonight. There were a lot of stupid mistakes tonight. That team is good, but we made them look really good.â
McGuinness got on the scoreboard early, with 41 seconds elapsed on the clock in the first quarter and never looked back. They scored a total of five first quarter touchdowns with four good kicks for points after and one 2-point conversion. Numerous first half Guymon possessions ended in punts and a few in turnovers.
Going into the second frame up 36-0, the Irish scored four more times for a comfortable 63-0 halftime lead.
Guymon stepped up both the offense and defense in the second half. While unable to put any points on the scoreboard, the Tigers held McGuinness to 10 second half points, three in the third quarter and seven in the fourth.
While the Irish had the final possession and could have tried the make the score 80-0, they assumed the victory formation during the final minute of play. It is also known as the quarterback kneel and taking a knee. The quarterback drops to one knee after the snap.
McGuinness 36 27 3 7â73
Guymon 0 0 0 0â0