- Ada, Oklahoma

October 22, 2013

Tishomingo turns back Konawa, 33-13

Konawa —      The Konawa Tigers received 184 yards rushing on 31 carries from Seth Walker, but committed a pair of turnovers and managed just 269 total yards in dropping a 33-13 District 2A-4 football decision to Tishomingo Thursday night.

     Konawa, which fell to 3-4 on the season and 1-3 in the district, had just two touchdowns — a 14-yard pass from Chance Yellowfish to Tanner Wood in the second quarter and a 3-yard scoring run by Colton Gentry in the fourth.

     Yellowfish had 30 passing yards while connecting on 2-of-7 attempts with the one TD. Michael Troglin caught the other pass from Yellowfish for 16 yards.

     The Tigers play at Okemah next Friday night.

Sulphur 19, Pauls Valley 14

     PAULS VALLEY – Quarterback Ryan Rackley ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for another while Sulphur made a big defensive stand late in the game as the Bulldogs knocked off host Pauls Valley 19-14 Thursday night in a District 3A-4 football clash.

     Rackley ran for 190 yards on 27 carries and had TD runs of 3 and 41 yards while hooking up with Wyatt Jones on a short 5-yard scoring pass for the victorious Bulldogs (3-4, 2-2).

     Pauls Valley was knocking on the door late in the game, driving the ball deep into Sulphur territory. But the Bulldogs’ Tanner Watson forced a Panther fumble and teammate Cameron Babb made the recovery at the 6-yard line to turn back the Panthers’ go-ahead touchdown bid.

     The statistics were as close as the final score, as Pauls Valley had a slight 382-378 edge in total yards.

     In the passing department, Rackley was 9-of-20 passing for 123 yards with no interceptions and one TD as he accounted for 313 yards in the contest.

     Nick MaGruder caught four passes for 35 yards, and Cole Palmer ended up with three receptions for 41. Jones’ only catch was the 5-yarder for the touchdown, and Ray Trent had one grab for 41 yards.

     The Panthers took a 7-0 advantage on Junior Meave’s 6-yard scoring run and Manny Colarnales’ point-after kick with 11:39 to go in the second quarter.

     Sulphur tied it up at 7-7 on Rackley’s 3-yard run and kicked PAT with 9:03 to go before halftime.

     The Bulldogs went on top, 13-7, with 7:14 left in the third on Rackley’s short 5-yard scoring toss to Jones.

     But Pauls Valley went up 14-13 with 2:21 remaining in the third on Carter Tate’s 1-yard touchdown run and Colarnales’ kick.

     Then with 7:20 to go in the contest, Rackley busted loose a 41-yard TD run to give Sulphur the five-point margin. The 2-point conversion pass failed.

     Jace Elkins ran for 138 yards on 16 carries for the Panthers, and Tate was 8-of-9 passing for 115 yards and ran for the one score.

     The Bulldogs are at home next Friday night against Madill.

Wewoka 53, Stratford 31

      WEWOKA – The Wewoka Tigers jumped out to a 20-0 advantage, led 27-6 at halftime and cruised to a 53-31 District A-5 football win over the Stratford Bulldogs Thursday night.

     Wewoka generated a whopping 543 yards of offense, 364 on the ground, and Stratford compiled a solid 401 total yards. But the early hole and two Bulldog turnovers – one interception and a fumble – enabled the Tigers to take control of the contest.

     Darius Roberts passed for four touchdowns for Wewoka as he was 10-of-16 through the air for 179 yards. Darius Roberts connected with Tra Roberts for the first two TDs of the game of 4 and 8 yards. Darius Roberts later hooked up with Craig Madkins on an 8-yard scoring aerial and passed to Collin Wood for 47 yards and a touchdown.

     “Wewoka is a good team with a lot of team speed. We just gave up too many big plays and couldn’t seem to put anything together on a consistent basis,” said Stratford head coach Michael Blackburn.

     For Stratford (5-2, 2-1), Montie Thomas ran for 127 yards on 17 attempts and had TD runs of 19 and 12 yards. Chase Bradstreet was 7-of-14 passing with the one interception for 131 yards and one score of six yards to Lane Martin.

     Also contributing touchdown runs for the Bulldogs were Kyler Wade for 14 yards and Jacob Compton for two. Wade finished with 94 yards on only seven carries and the TD, and Compton netted 20 yards on only four tries.

     Wade also finished with two receptions for 71 yards, and Martin ended up with three catches for 31 yards and the one score.

     Defensively for Stratford, Kyle Wright compiled nine tackles and Compton ended up with six.

     Stratford is at home with No. 4 Wynnewood next Friday night.

Allen 28, Cyril 12

     CYRIL — Dalton James rushed for 119 yards on 17 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, and the Allen defense was solid with some big plays as the Mustangs rolled to a 28-12 District B-2 football victory over Cyril Thursday night.

     James had TD runs of 10 and 5 yards. Quarterback Justin Deaton had had a 4-yard scoring run and hooked up with Dakota Nickell on a 45-yard scoring pass as Allen improved to 4-3 on the season and went to 4-2 in the district.

     Deaton was 7-of-14 passing for 74 yards and one TD, and Nickell caught five of those passes for 64 yards. James had the other two receptions for nine yards.

     Colten Browning added 43 yards rushing on just seven attempts for the Mustangs.

     Defensively, Ty Brown intercepted two passes for Allen while Browning registered a pair of quarterback sacks.

     “It was a good road win. We played outstanding defense to get a big district win,” said Allen head coach Kenny Deaton.

     James’ 10-yard touchdown run put the Mustangs on top, 6-0, in the first quarter before Cyril tied it up on Jaden Redden’s 10-yard scoring pass to Sean Lowery.

     The two teams remained deadlocked until the third quarter, when Justin Deaton scored off a 4-yard keeper and then ran in the 2-point conversion for a 14-6 Allen advantage. Cyril pulled within 14-12 on a Hunter Downs 13-yard TD run. But Cyril came up short on the conversion run.

     Justin Deaton’s 45-yard scoring pass to Nickell and a James 2-point conversion run enabled Allen to go up 22-12 late in the third.

     The Mustangs then put the finishing touches on the win off James’ 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

     Two wins in Allen’s final three games would assure the Mustangs of a playoff berth, according to Kenny Deaton.

     Allen hosts Macomb for Homecoming next Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Mustangs are on the road at Paoli on Nov. 1 and at home with Fox on Nov. 8.

Lexington 50, Coalgate 16

     LEXINGTON – Two Nate Hardy touchdowns weren’t enough as Lexington rolled to a 50-16 rout of Coalgate Thursday night in a District 2A-4 football contest.

     Hardy ran for two short scores as he netted 24 yards on 10 carries to go with the two scores. He was 9-of-17 passing for 74 yards but was intercepted three times. Tyler Sam caught four of those passes for 39 yards.

     Coalgate is at home with Marietta next Friday night.