PLAINVIEW – Eli Paul and Kobe Brewster each ran for 134 yards as No. 5 and host Plainview defeated No. 8 Sulphur 34-12 Friday night.

Paul carried the ball 11 times and scored off runs of 69, 16 and 15 yards, while Brewster totaled 16 carries and had a 23-yard scoring run. Paul also connected with Muku Awasti on a 20-yard TD pass.

Sulphur, which dropped to 6-2 with the loss, picked up its only two touchdowns off a Cameron Jones 2-yard run in the first quarter and a Jones 20-yard pass to Dan Baker in the third.

Jones ended up with 59 yards rushing on 17 tries. Trey Kiser topped the Bulldogs in the ground game with 109 yards on 22 carries.

In the passing department, Jones was 7-of-18 with one interception for 117 yards and the one TD for Sulphur.

Mark Robles intercepted a Plainview pass for a Bulldog defensive highlight.

Plainview had 418 yards of offense to Sulphur’s 307.

The Bulldogs fell behind 14-0 in the opening quarter when Paul scored off a 69-yard run and a Brewster 23-yard run, as Kenny Sutherlin kicked both extra points.

Sulphur pulled within 14-6 on Jones’ 2-yard run with 45 seconds left in the first quarter. The PAT failed.

Plainview went on to a 21-6 halftime advantage after Paul scored off a 16-yard run and Sutherlin added the point-after kick with 2:41 left before the break.

In the third quarter, Plainview upped its lead to 27-6 with 7:49 left on Paul’s 33-yard TD pass to Awasti.

With 4:38 remaining in the third, Jones hooked up with Baker on the 20-yard touchdown pass to make it 27-12.

But Plainview sealed it with Paul’s 15-yard run with 10:52 showing on the clock. Sutherlin’s PAT rounded out the scoring.

Sulphur is idle this week and is at home with Dickson on Friday, Oct. 28.

Wolverines survive

scare in Antlers

ANTLERS – Quarterback Ryan Sherry passed for two touchdowns and ran for another while Jarred Miner had a big 86-yard interception return for a score as the Holdenville Wolverines held off host Antlers, 30-28, Thursday night.

Holdeville improved to 5-2 after the non-district win, while Antlers is also now 5-2.

Sherry was 4-of-7 passing for 88 yards, as he hooked up with Aaron Laster for a 20-yard TD and JW Tiger for a 50-yard score. Sherry also scored off a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter and passed to Anthony Couffer for the 2-point conversion, which turned out to be the difference.

Miner’s 86-yard pickoff and return for a touchdown in the third quarter led to a 20-all tie. Sherry then ran in the 2-point conversion for the 22-20 Holdenville edge.

The Woverines then went up 30-20 on Sherry’s TD run and the Sherry-to-Couffer 2-point conversion in the fourth.

A punt return and a 2-point conversion by Antlers clipped the margin to two points late.

Sherry ended up with 85 yards rushing on 20 carries and the TD, while Miner netted 81 yards on 20 attempts. Laster ended up with two receptions for 22 yards and a score. Tiger had the one catch for 50 yards and the touchdown, and Couffer had the one grab for 16 yards.

Defensively for Holdenville, Isaiah Gutter totaled eight solo tackles, three of which went for lost yardage, and intercepted a pass. Chase Gibbs topped the Wolverines with 10 tackles, including nine solo efforts. Ty Gibbs and Canaan Smith followed with seven tackles and six solo stops apiece. Laster also pickled off one of the three Antlers passes.

Holdenville (0-2 in district play) visits old rival Wewoka (4-3, 0-2) Friday night.

Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.