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Claremore running back Demetrice Coronado stiff-arms a Bartlesville defender during the Zebras' season opener Sept. 4. He rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries against Memorial.

TULSA – The Claremore Zebras blanked the Memorial Chargers 33-0 in District 5A-4 action Friday night at LaFortune Stadium.

Claremore (4-1, 2-0) is scheduled to host Collinsville next Friday. The Cardinals are also 2-0 in district play and a perfect 5-0 overall.

Scout Cutsinger was solid in his first start at quarterback after Noah Smallwood went down with a season-ending ACL injury last week against Glenpool.

Cutsinger completed 9-of-14 passes for 128 yards with a pair of touchdown tosses. He also ran for another score.

"I felt ready and prepared," Cutsinger said. "I knew I would be protected well. I was a little nervous on the first drive, but after the first pass it was all downhill."

Demetrice Corondao also had a nice night for the Zebras. The senior running back gained 111 yards on 20 carries and had one touchdown.

The Claremore defense was also stout, holding the Chargers (1-4, 0-2) to just 57 yards of total offense and four first downs.

Claremore scored on its opening possession, courtesy of a 27-yard field goal from Hunter Wood with 4:44 left in the first quarter.

The Zebras reached the end zone for the first time on a 10-yard connection from Cutsinger to Brooks Sherl 42 seconds into the second period.

Coronado then punched one in a 1-yard plunge with 21 seconds remaining in the first half. On the previous play, Cutsinger connected with Sherl for a 30-yard gain.

Claremore also scored on the opening drive of the second half. Cutsinger finished things off at the 9:54 mark of the third quarter on a 5-yard keeper.

Cutsinger then found Carson Young on an 8-yard touchdown strike with 7:18 left in the fourth period. Wood made another 27-yard field goal with 4:10 to play for the final margin.

"Scout had a lot of poise," Claremore coach Jarrett Hurt said. "He took care of the football and made great decisions. I was really pleased with his effort. I was really proud of our defense to get the shutout. It's difficult to do that now."

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