Tahlequah Daily Press

October 8, 2012

Helsley, Woodruff key demolition of Westville

By KOLBY PAXTON
Staff Writer

— It wasn’t quite the 1,000 yards that his head coach predicted, but it wasn’t bad, either.

With leading rusher Kyle Helsley sidelined due to turf toe, Karter Woodruff answered the bell, racking up 100 yards of total offense and two scores on just four touches, as Class 3A No. 8 Sequoyah rolled to a 47-13 victory over the visiting Westville Yellowjackets on homecoming night at Thompson Field.

The Indians’ starters were on the field for less than 20 minutes, sprinting out to a 47-0 advantage near the midway point of the second quarter. That didn’t stop Woodruff & Co. from compiling an impressive stat sheet.

Quarterback Brayden Scott completed 13 of 23 passes for 184 yards and five touchdowns, pushing his school career record to 78. Meanwhile, Sequoyah tallied 342 total yards on just 35 plays prior to intermission.

“You’ve got to take what the defense gives you,” Sequoyah head coach Brent Scott said. “We always had a short field, so we didn’t get a lot of statistical yards, but we don’t go into a game trying to build statistics for any player. Cub (Brayden Scott) got some great catches that guys went up and got, executed the play, the result is we get some touchdowns.”

Ryan Helsley got the scoring barrage started, hauling in a 14–yard touchdown toss from Scott on the game’s opening drive. Forrest Cully added the point after, and SHS led 7-0.

On the following drive, it was Woodruff’s turn, first on a 78-yard scamper down to the Westville 2, and capping the drive on the following play with a 2-yard plunge for the score. Cully’s point after pushed the advantage to 14-0.

“Those are pretty good stats for him,” said Scott. “We’re going to give him a hard time for getting caught on the one. But he has a big burst. We knew he’d have a big night.”

A roughing the kicker penalty extended the ensuing possession for the Yellowjackets, resulting in the visitor’s longest drive of the evening — an 8-play, 12-yard series that ended with a Grant Neugin sack, and a turnover on downs.

After trading possessions, the Indians struck again with another Scott-to-Helsley pitch and catch. Scott rolled right, avoiding traffic, before finding Helsley with a rain-maker near the left corner of the end zone.

“I saw Cub was in trouble, but I didn’t know if he was going to throw it to me or not,” Helsley said. “So I saw it and I thought, ‘Here’s a chance for me to make a play, so I went up and I was like, is it ever going to come down?’”

Eventually, it did, and “Quick Trip” hauled it in to give Sequoyah a 20-0 lead.

“He’s always going to have great catches,” said Scott. “He’s a good football player. We could talk about that guy forever. He always makes plays. He’s fun to coach.”

Tyler Chaffin’s second interception in as many weeks set SHS up deep in Westville territory. Two plays later, Woodruff found the end zone again, this time on a 21-yard screen pass. Cully’s kick failed, leaving the margin at 26-0.

A fumble recovery by Dylan Poe on the following play from scrimmage, allowed the Indians’ offense to start its next drive in the red zone. Two plays later, Scott found the homecoming king, Niko Hammer, from 19 yards out, Cully added the point after, and Sequoyah led 33-0.

Hammer set up Sequoyah’s following drive with an 18-yard punt return to the Westville 22. Then he capped it two plays later with an 11-yard touchdown reception from Scott – the Memphis-commit’s fifth and final scoring strike of the contest.

A 40-yard interception return for a score by Kyle Helsley on the ensuing Jackets possession served as Westville quarterback Justin Self’s longest completion of the evening. Unfortunately for Self and the Yellow Jackets, Helsley was still wearing maroon.

“It was man coverage and we had a blitz on, and I saw he was running a slant so I just jumped it and got in front of the route.”

When the smoke cleared on the lopsided affair, Scott’s bench was clear.

“We got everybody who suited up into the game,” he said. “I wish we could’ve executed better, but they played hard, you could tell that they’re a vital part of program. They can go in and play.”

With the victory, the Indians improved to 5-1, 2-0 in league play. Next week, Sequoyah travels to Sperry for another Class 3A-7 tilt.



Sequoyah 47, Westville 13

Westville HS........  0  7  0  6  - 13

Sequoyah HS......... 14 33  0  0  - 47

Scoring Summary:

1st 10:19 SEQUOYAH - Ryan Helsley 13 yd pass from Brayden Scott (Forrest Cully kick)

                                          5 plays, 50 yards, TOP 1:41, WVILLE 0 - SEQUOYAH 7

    06:35 SEQUOYAH - Karter Woodruff 2 yd run (Forrest Cully kick)

                                         3 plays, 78 yards, TOP 0:28, WVILLE 0 - SEQUOYAH 14

2nd 11:25 SEQUOYAH - Ryan Helsley 19 yd pass from Brayden Scott (Niko Hammer rush failed)

                                         5 plays, 56 yards, TOP 0:56, WVILLE 0 - SEQUOYAH 20

    10:54 SEQUOYAH - Karter Woodruff 21 yd pass from Brayden Scott (Forrest Cully kick failed)

                                         2 plays, 21 yards, TOP 0:14, WVILLE 0 - SEQUOYAH 26

    09:44 SEQUOYAH - Niko Hammer 21 yd pass from Brayden Scott (Forrest Cully kick)

                                         3 plays, 20 yards, TOP 0:58, WVILLE 0 - SEQUOYAH 33

    07:59 SEQUOYAH - Niko Hammer 11 yd pass from Brayden Scott (Forrest Cully kick)

                                         2 plays, 22 yards, TOP 0:18, WVILLE 0 - SEQUOYAH 40

    07:07 SEQUOYAH - Ryan Helsley 30 yd interception return (Forrest Cully kick)

                                                                      WVILLE 0 - SEQUOYAH 47

    00:49 WVILLE - Chip Collins 95 yd fumble recovery (Austin Vaughan kick)

                                                                      WVILLE 7 - SEQUOYAH 47

4th 03:55 WVILLE - Chip Collins 5 yd run (Austin Vaughan kick failed)

                                        3 plays, 30 yards, TOP 2:15, WVILLE 13 - SEQUOYAH 47



                       WVILLE SEQUOYAH



FIRST DOWNS...................        8       16

  Rushing.....................        0        7

  Passing.....................        6        9

  Penalty.....................        2        0

NET YARDS RUSHING.............      -21      195

  Rushing Attempts............       16       25

  Average Per Rush............     -1.3      7.8

  Rushing Touchdowns..........        1        1

  Yards Gained Rushing........       24      203

  Yards Lost Rushing..........       45        8

NET YARDS PASSING.............      153      184

  Completions-Attempts-Int....  15-34-3  13-23-2

  Average Per Attempt.........      4.5      8.0

  Average Per Completion......     10.2     14.2

  Passing Touchdowns..........        0        5

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........      132      379

  Total offense plays.........       50       48

  Average Gain Per Play.......      2.6      7.9

Fumbles: Number-Lost..........      1-1      1-1

Penalties: Number-Yards.......      2-5     5-40

PUNTS-YARDS...................    4-152     1-18

  Average Yards Per Punt......     38.0     18.0

  Net Yards Per Punt..........     33.8      8.0

  Inside 20...................        0        0

  50+ Yards...................        0        0

  Touchbacks..................        0        0

  Fair catch..................        0        0

KICKOFFS-YARDS................    3-130    7-345

  Average Yards Per Kickoff...     43.3     49.3

  Net Yards Per Kickoff.......     30.0     38.7

  Touchbacks..................        0        0

Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD.   1-10-0   2-17-0

  Average Per Return..........     10.0      8.5

Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD   6-74-0   3-40-0

  Average Per Return..........     12.3     13.3

Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD..    2-0-0   3-51-1

Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD.   1-95-1    0-0-0

Miscellaneous Yards...........        0        0

Possession Time...............    27:01    20:59

  1st Quarter.................     7:45     4:15

  2nd Quarter.................     5:53     6:07

  3rd Quarter.................     8:33     3:27

  4th Quarter.................     4:50     7:10

Third-Down Conversions........  1 of 11   3 of 7

Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 5   1 of 2

Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      1-1      4-5

Sacks By: Number-Yards........      0-0     2-21

PAT Kicks.....................      1-2      5-6

Field Goals...................      0-0      0-0



RUSHING: Westville HS-Chip Collins 2-1; Gavin Beach 6-minus 1; Matt Camp

1-minus 3; Justin Self 7-minus 18. Sequoyah HS-Karter Woodruff 4-78; Hunter Crow

9-59; Jarrod Troutman 7-28; Ryan Helsley 1-14; Kyle Sanders 1-6; Tanner Crow

1-6; Brayden Scott 1-2; William Tiger 1-2.



PASSING: Westville HS-Justin Self 15-33-3-153; Gavin Beach 0-1-0-0.

Sequoyah HS-Brayden Scott 13-23-2-184.



RECEIVING: Westville HS-H. Gifford 8-84; Tylar Pettigrew 2-36; Chip

Collins 2-14; Gavin Beach 2-1; Connor DelaRosa 1-18. Sequoyah HS-Niko Hammer

5-72; Ryan Helsley 4-48; Nick Kingfisher 1-35; Karter Woodruff 1-21; Trinton

Herron 1-12; Cody Hooper 1-minus 4.