Oklahoma Christian Academy was geared up to stop Allen’s rushing attack, led by Dalton James.
What OCA didn’t expect was an effective passing game from quarterback Justin Deaton and two long touchdown receptions by James as the Mustangs rolled to a 46-12 Class B-2 football win Friday night.
Deaton was 7-of-14 passing for 247 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went for 74 and 44 yards to James and another which connected with Colten Browning for 21 yards. James, who finished with 56 yards on 21 carries, ended up with three catches on the night for 121 yards.
James also had a 5-yard TD run to finish with three touchdowns in the game.
“We threw the ball better this week. They stacked it up to stop Dalton (on the run),” said Allen head coach Kenny Deaton. “It was a good win for us and an emotional week, but we responded well and played well.”
The emotional week came as a result of former Allen classmate Matt McCarn tragically losing his life in an automobile accident.
Browning had two touchdowns in the game — one off the pass from Justin Deaton, and the other off a 24-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Preston Brown also had a 2-yard scoring run.
Deaton, though he didn’t score a touchdown, ran for four 2-point conversions on the night and Brown had the other.
The Mustangs took an 8-0 lead with 6:27 to go in the first quarter on a 74-yard bomb from Justin Deaton to James, followed by Deaton’s first conversion run of the night.
After OCA cut the deficit to 8-6 later in the first quarter, Allen picked up two late quick scores in the second quarter. The first came with 3:20 to go before the half on Deaton’s 44-yard connection with James and Brown’s 2-yard run with 31 seconds remaining before the break. James had conversion runs after both scores as the Mustangs led 24-6 at halftime.
OCA pulled within 24-12 early in the fourth, but Deaton’s scoring pass to Browning and Deaton’s fourth conversion run made it 32-12 with 4:22 left in the third.
The Mustangs received James’ 5-yard TD run with 7:01 remaining and Browning’s 24-yard scoring scamper with 5:22 to go to round out the scoring. Brown scored off a conversion after James’ touchdown. The conversion run after Browning’s TD failed.
Allen, 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the district, is at home Friday night against Central Marlow.
Stratford rallies with
big second half
RUSH SPRINGS – Quarterback Chase Bradstreet hooked up with Kyler Wade on a pair of 36-yard touchdown passes in the third quarter as Stratford overcame a 6-0 halftime deficit to ambush Rush Springs, 24-6, in a non-district football clash Friday night.
Bradstreet was 8-of-13 passing for 136 yards as he connected with Wade on a 36-yard scoring aerial with 5:42 to go in the third quarter. Clay Armstrong’s ensuing point-after kick put the Bulldogs on top for good at 7-6.
The Bradstreet-Wade connection went for another 36-yard score with just 36 seconds remaining in the third as Armstrong’s PAT made it 14-6.
Then with 3:07 to go in the contest, Montie Thomas’ 6-yard run, followed by Armstrong’s third extra point of the night closed out the scoring.
Rush Springs took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter off a 47-yard pass from Aaron Morrow to Braydon Moreno. The PAT failed.
Though he didn’t figure into the scoring, Kyle Qualls did rush for 108 yards on 23 carries and Thomas finished with 59 yards on 12 attempts, including his one TD.
Both of Wade’s catches led to touchdowns as he finished with 72 yards in receptions and Lane Martin ended up with five grabs for 51 yards.
“In the second half, we played really well, with a little more emotion and passion,” said Stratford Head Coach Michael Blackburn.
The Bulldogs’ passion came through in their defense as well, as linebacker Isaac Miller and cornerback Michael Hannon finished with nine tackles apiece. Miller also recorded a quarterback sack.
Kyle Potter finished with eight tackles and Eli Savage was credited with two sacks.
Thomas also ended up with a pass interception for Stratford, and Matthew Whitebuffalo and Jacob Compton each came away with a fumble recovery.
The Bulldogs had no turnovers in the contest, while Rush Springs had three (one interception and two lost fumbles). Stratford ended up with 322 yards of total offense, including 186 on the ground, and Rush Springs totaled 220 yards, only 101 of which came on the ground.
The Bulldogs, who improved to 2-1 on the season with the victory, hosts Caddo in Week 4 to open District A-5 play.
Holdenville hammers Coalgate, 46-8
HOLDENVILLE – Ignited by two 100-plus yard rushers, the Holdenville Wolverines scored 26 first-quarter points and rolled to a 46-8 victory over the Coalgate Wildcats Friday night.
Quarterback D’Angelo Moore ran for 156 yards on 16 carries and scored once off a 25-yard run and Justin Scott netted 134 yards on 17 attempts and scored twice on runs of 3 and 73 yards for Holdenville.
Cody Carpitcher added two touchdowns for the Wolverines, one off a 61-yard punt return and the other off a 19-yard toss from Moore, who was 3-of-5 passing for 43 yards with the one TD and one interception.
Bobby Rivera also had a 22-yard scoring run for Holdenville as he finished with 47 yards on nine carries.Coalgate, which fell to 1-2 on the season, didn’t get on the board until the third quarter off a Colby Jones 44-yard run and Ricco Belletini’s 2-point conversion run.
Holdenville scored its other 20 points in the third quarter.
Jones was 6-of-21 passing for 70 yards and was intercepted three times and ran for 73 yards on six carries with the TD. Belletini led Coalgate in the rushing department with 77 yards on 11 attempts.
Dakota Powell was the Wildcats’ top receiver with 47 yards on three receptions.
Coalgate hosts Savanna Friday night. Holdenville plays at Hugo on Friday.