Two Stratford running backs — Kyle Qualls and Kyler Wade — ran for over 100 yards as the Bulldogs successfully opened District A-5 football action with a 25-13 victory over Caddo Friday night.
Qualls gained 128 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown off a 48-yard run, while Wade netted 125 yards on just 10 attempts and scored TDs off runs of 8 and 4 yards.
Quarterback Chase Bradstreet also had a 1-yard TD plunge for Stratford, which improved to 3-1 on the season and went to 1-0 in district play.
The Bulldogs trailed 7-6 at halftime but scored 19 unanswered points before Caddo picked up its final score of the night with 7:40 to go off a 70-yard pass from Wyatt Wright to Corey Savoy.
“It’s always good to get a district-opening win. We came out and played a great second half. We’ve just got to figure out how to play four quarters,” said Stratford head coach Michael Blackburn.
All 304 of the Bulldogs’ total yards came on the ground as they compiled 12 first downs. Meanwhile, Caddo was limited to 187 yards of total offense with 106 coming on the ground.
Defensively for Stratford, Montie Thomas registered 12 tackles and had a fumble recovery, while Isaac Miller ended up with nine tackles and recovered Caddo’s other lost fumble. Kyle Wright finished with eight tackles for the winners.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring on Wade’s 8-yard run with 9:42 to go. The point-after kick failed.
Caddo then took the one-point halftime advantage after a Tanner Grace 6-yard TD run with 10:41 to go in the second quarter. The PAT was good as Caddo led 7-6.
Wade’s 4-yard scoring run with 10:44 remaining in the third put Stratford up by a 12-7 count.
A little over three minutes later, the Bulldogs padded the lead with the long 48-yard scamper by Qualls. Clay Armstrong’s PAT made it 19-7 with 7:18 left in the third.
Then in the fourth, Bradstreet’s 1-yard run closed out the Stratford scoring with 8:57 to go, creating a 25-7 cushion.
The Bulldogs are home again next Friday night as they entertain Marietta for homecoming.
Central Marlow 52, Allen 14
ALLEN – The Allen Mustangs fell victim to three third-quarter turnovers and four overall as Central Marlow pulled away for a 52-14 District B-2 football win Friday night.
Central Marlow, after leading 22-14 at halftime, scored 24 unanswered points alone in the third period and added eight more points in the fourth in shutting out Allen in the second half.
Allen threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles in the contest.
Kevin Harris ran for 227 yards on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns for Central Marlow off runs of 34, 60, 2, 16 and 8 yards. The visitors netted 268 yards on the ground and 122 through the air in compiling 390 total offensive yards.
The Mustangs finished with 295 total offensive yards, 195 of which came on the ground.
For Allen, Dalton James ran for 175 yards on 31 carries but was unable to score a TD. He did have a 2-point conversion run. James was also on the receiving end of a 45-yard pass.
The Mustangs finally got on the board, after trailing 14-0, off Justin Deaton’s 1-yard scoring run with 33 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. James’ conversion run pulled Allen to within 14-8.
Central Marlow went up 22-8 off a 21-yard scoring pass from Cade Taylor to John Repp and Harris’ 2-point conversion run.
But the Mustangs pulled to within 22-14 off Deaton’s 21-yard touchdown pass to Dakota Nickell with 1:28 remaining before halftime.
Deaton was 6-of-19 passing with one interception and the one TD for 100 yards. Nickell caught two of those passes and the one score for 30 yards. Colten Browning also caught three passes for 25 yards.
“We played a good first half. With the three turnovers in the third quarter, it got away from us,” said Allen head coach Kenny Deaton.
The Mustangs, who fell to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the district, play at Geary next Friday night in a non-district game.
Lone Grove 48, Sulphur 22
LONE GROVE — Host Lone Grove outscored Sulphur 26-0 in the second half to snap a halftime tie and pull away for a 48-22 victory.
Grant Harmon scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the game in the second half, but it was a 21-yard fumble return for a score by Terry Rowe that put the Longhorns on top 35-22 that was the big blow.
Sulphur scored on a pair of big plays in the first half — a 71-yard run by quarterback Ryan Rackley and an 85-yard kickoff return by Nick Magruder with just 54 seconds left before halftime that tied the game at 22-all. Macgruder also had an interception in the game.
Rackley also added a 17-yard TD run and finished the game with 26 carries for 160 yards. He also completed 7-of-12 passes for 45 yards.
Harmon rushed for 135 yards and three scores for Lone Grove, while Jeremy Leiws added 156 yards on 24 totes.
Sulphur (1-3) has another tough task in Week 5, hosting No. 5 Plainview at Agee Field.
Hugo 48, Holdenville 14
HUGO — Hugo, behind the running of Wilshon McAlester and Amaney Jackson, coasted to a 48-14 non-district football win over the visiting Holdenville Wolverines on Friday night.
McAlester netted 195 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns off runs of 13 and 45 yards, and Jackson ended up with 77 yards on only six carries and a 36-yard TD.
Hugo rolled up 450 yards, including 347 on the ground.
The Wolverines did manage to net 411 yards, including 380 on the ground, but committed four turnovers in the contest — losing three fumbles and throwing one interception.
Holdenville had two backs go over 100 yards as D’Angelo Moore finished with 134 yards on 15 carries and scored both touchdowns off runs of 39 and 1 yards. Bobby Rivera had 133 yards on 16 attempts.
Hugo cruised to a 21-0 halftime advantage behind McAlester’s 13-yard scoring run, a 30-yard TD pass from Nigel Smith to Arkyl Brown and a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown by Trey Johnson.
The Wolverines finally got on the board on Moore’s 39-yard scoring run with 10:10 left in the third quarter. Moore then added the 2-point conversion run to pull Holdenville within 21-8.
But Hugo responded with Jackson’s 36-yard TD run with 5:55 remaining in the third to make it 28-8.
Holdenville’s last score of the game came off Moore’s 1-yard run with 2:49 left in the third. The conversion run failed as the score remained 28-14.
However, on the ensuing kickoff, Trey Johnson returned the kick 80 yards for a score after taking a handoff from one of his teammates.
A McAlester 45-yard touchdown run and a 2-yard TD run by Smith in the fourth quarter closed out the scoring.
Holdenville returns to District 2A-5 play next Friday at Haskell.
Savanna 41, Coalgate 0
COALGATE — Visiting Savanna rolled to a 41-0 victory over Coalgate Friday night in a non-district football contest.
Colby Jones and Jesse Pebworth accounted for much of the Wildcat offense in a losing cause. Jones completed 6-of-15 passes for 70 yards, and Pebworth carried the ball 10 times for 30 yards and caught three passes for 33 yards.
Jones ended up with 24 yards on nine carries, and Cody Powell had 21 yards on three attempts. Dakota Powell ended up with five carries for 15 yards.
Coalgate returns to District 2A-4 play next Friday at Tishomingo.