Seth Walker ran for 219 yards on 34 carries and scored two touchdowns as Konawa knocked off Stratford, 24-15, Friday night in a non-district football clash.
Walker opened the scoring in the game with a 12-yard run early in the second quarter and closed out the scoring in the fourth with a 20-yard scamper as the Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season.
Stratford, which fell to 1-1 on the year, actually had more total yards at 258, compared to Konawa’s 222. All of the Tigers’ yards came on the ground, while the Bulldogs had 124 on the ground and 134 through the air by quarterback Chase Bradstreet, who was 8-of-19 passing.
Walker’s 12-yard run at the 10:01 mark of the second quarter, lifted the Tigers to a 6-0 advantage as the kick failed.
Stratford responded five minutes later when Bradstreet hooked up with Montie Thomas on a 34-yard pass and Clay Armstrong’s point-after kick put the Bulldogs up, 7-6.
But with 46 seconds left in the half, Konawa climbed back on top when Yellowfish scrambled 18 yards for a TD on fourth down. The run failed as the Tigers led 12-7.
Stratford actually had a chance to go back on top at the break, but a pass completion to the Konawa 3-yard line was short as the first half ended.
The Bulldogs ultimately took a short-lived 15-12 lead with 5:33 to go in the third when Kyle Qualls scored off a 2-yard run and Kyler Wade added the two-point conversion on a run.
However, on the ensuing kickoff, Hiawatha Honsinger returned in 80 yards for a touchdown and an 18-15 advantage.
Then at the 11:25 mark of the fourth quarter, Walker’s 20-yard scoring run iced the game.
“We made some mistakes that hurt us (two Stratford touchdowns were called back by penalties), but Konawa played well and physical. Walker really ran well for them,” said Stratford head coach Michael Blackburn.
For the Bulldogs, Qualls finished with 66 yards on 15 carries and Wade ended up with 47 yards on seven attempts.
Defensively for Stratford, Isaac Miller finished with 12 tackles, Thomas registered 11 and Kyle Wright ended up with 10.
Stratford plays at Rush Springs on Friday night. Konawa — 2-0 for the first time since the 2006 season — entertains Wewoka in Week 3.
Allen secures first win of season at Waurika
WAURIKA – Dalton James gained 291 yards on just 25 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Allen Mustangs secured their first football victory of the season with a 20-6 District B-2 opening decision over host Waurika Friday night.
James had TD runs of 65, 16 and 59 yards as he accounted for nearly 70 percent of Allen’s offense on the night. The Mustangs finished with 416 yards of offense with 402 coming on the ground.
“It was nice to get that first win. Our guys really dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball,” said Allen head coach Kenny Deaton. “James was really impressive and ran hard.”
Also contributing to the Mustangs’ rushing attack were Colten Browning with 46 yards on 10 carries and quarterback Justin Deaton with 46 yards on seven attempts.
Defensively, Allen limited Waurika to 178 yards of offense, including just 64 on the ground.
James’ 65-yard run gave the Mustangs a 6-0 lead in the opening quarter.
Then in the second quarter, James’ 16-yard scoring upped the count to 12-0 and Justin Deaton’s two-point conversion made it 14-0.
James then closed out the Allen scoring in the third quarter with his 59-yard run to make it 20-0.
Waurika had its only TD in the third on a 1-yard run.
Allen, 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in the district, is at home for the first time this season on Friday as they host Oklahoma Christian Academy.
Coalgate rolls to Boggy Bottom
win over rival Atoka, 33-0
ATOKA – The Coalgate Wildcats rolled up 365 yards of offense, with a fairly balanced assault through the air and on the ground, in registering a 33-0 Boggy Bottom Bowl victory over Atoka Friday night at Donald Mike Mayer Field.
Coalgate, behind the play of quarterback Colby Jones, accumulated 198 yards through the air and 167 in the rushing department in improving to 1-1 on the season.
Jones was 15-of-23 passing with only one interception as he connected with Dakota Powell on a 73-yard touchdown and hooked up with Dillon Williams for a 21-yarder. Jones also netted 53 yards on 10 carries and had 20-yard and 1-yard scoring runs.
Powell had a monstrous receiving night, latching on to nine passes for 125 yards and the TD and Williams ended up with four receptions for 59 yards and the one score.
In the rushing department, Ricco Belletini ran for 80 yards on 15 attempts.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Wildcats got on the board in the second on Jones’ 20-yard touchdown run. Logan Layton’s point-after kick made it 7-0. Coalgate then turned to the defense to secure the next six points off a Nate Hardy 50-yard interception return for the score to make it 13-0 at halftime.
The Wildcats added two third-quarter touchdowns and Jones figured into both scores as he passed to Powell for the 73-yard TD and later scored off a 1-yard plunge. Layton converted on both PATs to make it 27-0 after three periods.
Coalgate’s final points came off Jones’ 21-yard scoring pass to Williams in the fourth quarter.
Coalgate is at Holdenville in Week 3.
Fourth-quarter rally keys Davis comeback
DAVIS — The Davis Wolves scored 26 points in a wild fourth quarter surge to rally past arch-rival Sulphur 32-14 in a Week 2 war Friday night.
The Wolves, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, improved to 2-0 while Sulphur — No. 16 in Class 3A — fell to 1-1.
Sulphur led 14-6 heading into the decisive fourth quarter before a 14-yard touchdown run by Braden Ruth cut the Davis deficit to 14-12 after the Bulldogs stopped a two-point run attempt.
Davis standout Blake Summers then made back-to-back game-changing plays . Summers return a punt 75 yards for a touchdown with 11:47 left in the game (and Ruth followed with a two-point run) to finally give the Wolves the lead at 20-14. He later then picked off an errant Sulphur pass and sped 55 yards to the end zone to push the DHS advantage to 26-14 (after another failed two-point run) with 5:18 left in the game.
Ruth put the final nail in Sulphur’s coffin with a 31-yard TD run with less than two minutes to play.
Sulphur quarterback Ryan Rackley capped a first-quarter scoring drive that ended with his one-yard TD sneak. Rackley kicked the PAT to put Sulphur on the scoreboard first at 7-0.
After Summers broke into the secondary for a 70-yard touchdown run — Tanner Watson blocked the PAT kick — Sulphur carried a slim 7-6 lead into the halftime locker room.
Rackley, who led Sulphur with 133 yards on 22 carries, scored on another short TD keeper late in the third quarter to help Sulphur forge its 14-6 lead.
Summers, the Davis quarterback, led the Wolves’ offense with 103 yards on 16 totes.
Keagan Davisdon had a fumble recovery for the Bulldogs while Mitchell Scott picked off a pass for the hosts.
Sulphur will try to bounce back with a Week 3 matchup at Marlow.