By BEN JOHNSON
District 5A-4 Dist. Ovr
W-L W-L PF PA
Pryor (24) 4-0 5-2 190 176
Claremore (20) 3-1 5-2 229 207
Collinsville (18) 3-1 5-2 213 173
East Central (9) 3-1 3-4 186 257
Coweta (0) 1-3 2-5 191 236
Tahlequah (-12) 1-3 1-6 170 235
Central (-15) 1-3 2-5 117 203
Grove (-44) 0-4 1-6 155 224
District 3A-7 Dist. Over
W-L W-L PF PA
Locust Grove (35) 4-0 7-0 229 120
Hilldale (29) 2-1 5-2 290 151
Sequoyah (26) 2-1 4-3 239 173
Lincoln Chr. (15) 2-1 4-3 253 205
Keys (-23) 1-2 1-6 86 289
Jay (-30) 1-3 3-4 130 146
Westville (-52) 0-4 0-7 66 326
District 2A-8 Dist. Over
W-L W-L PF PA
Commerce (45) 4-0 7-0 293 72
Salina (34) 4-0 6-1 213 81
Colcord (26) 3-1 5-2 223 59
Kansas (15) 2-2 4-3 243 193
Wyandotte (-15) 2-2 4-3 267 143
Quapaw (-28) 1-3 1-6 74 324
Ketchum (-32) 0-4 2-5 158 253
Hulbert (-45) 0-4 0-7 50 284
* District points in parentheses
Central 25, Tahlequah 23
Pryor 35, Claremore 26
East Central 45, Grove 21
Collinsville 35, Coweta 28
Pryor at Tahlequah
Claremore at Central
Grove at Coweta
East Central at Collinsville
Sequoyah 28, Sperry 7
Lincoln Christian 49, Keys 16
Locust Grove 42, Hilldale 41
Jay 45, Westville 6
Sequoyah at Jay
Keys at Hilldale
Locust Grove at Dewey
Westville at Lincoln Christian
Salina 41, Hulbert 13
Commerce 49, Ketchum 13
Colcord 27, Kansas 6
Wyandotte 76, Quapaw 0
Quapaw at Hulbert
Salina at Commerce
Colcord at Ketchum
Kansas at Wyandotte
Week 7 area recaps
- Central 25, Tahlequah 23: D’Angelo Brewer rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns to engineer a come-from-behind victory for the Braves. Trailing 15-13, Central went ahead on DJ Daniels’ 9-yard touchdown with 4:45 left, and the Braves’ Kejuan Johnson followed with a 30-yard touchdown run 47 seconds later to all but put the game away. For Tahlequah, quarterback David Dick logged a 126-yard, two-touchdown performance on offense.
- Sequoyah 28, Sperry 7: A sluggish offensive night for the Indians was saved by special teams and defense in a nondistrict game against the Pirates. Sequoyah limited Sperry to 141 yards of total offense, while taking control of the game in the second quarter. The Indians scored first on Cody Hooper’s 17-yard run with 11:33 left until halftime, and Nick Kingfisher followed with an 81-yard touchdown run to put the Indians up 14-0. Caisen Green would collect two touchdown grabs for the Indians in the second half.
- Lincoln Christian 49, Keys 16: The Cougars were within 21-16 before halftime, but they failed to convert near Lincoln’s Christian’s end zone, giving the ball back to the Bulldogs. Lincoln Christian went 90 yards in 40 seconds to take a 28-16 lead at halftime. Lincoln Christian running back Justin Flewellen scored three touchdowns, while Keys tailback Dakota Matlock scored both of the Cougars’ touchdowns in the game.
- Salina 41, Hulbert 13: Salina racked up 279 rushing yards, including two runs of 46-plus yards for touchdowns. Salina quarterback Cale Backward had 74 yards and a 46-yard and a touchdown on four carries, including one for a 46-yard score. Both of Hulbert’s scores came in the fourth quarter.
Players of the week
- Nick Kingfisher (Sequoyah): Kingfisher did a little bit of everything for the Indians against Sperry. He scored an 81-yard touchdown on his only rush of the game. He also caught a pass for 14 yards while also punting twice for an average of 26.5 yards.
- Dakota Matlock (Keys): The Cougars’ sophomore tailback carried the ball 20 times for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
- David Dick (Tahlequah): The Tigers’ senior quarterback rushed for touchdowns, including a 56-yard scoring run against Central. Dick rushed for 126 yards and passed for 108 on 11 of 17 pass attempts.
- Caisen Green (Sequoyah): Green hauled in a team-high four catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
Around the state
(A glance around the state in Week 7)
- Locust Grove 42, Hilldale 41: Quarterback Chandler Puckett threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns while running for 187 yards and another touchdown, but it wasn’t enough in the Hornets’ second loss of the season. Cory Rhode ransacked Hilldale on the ground for 216 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries.
- Booker T. Washington 36, Owasso 20: The Hornets struck first and scored 29 unanswered points to begin the game, which led to a 29-7 halftime advantage. Running back Deonta Owens collected 120 yards and three touchdowns for Booker T. Washington.
- Sapulpa 38, Muskogee 21: The Roughers turned the ball over four times en route to another district loss. Muskogee quarterback Quintahj Cherry passed for 258 yards and three scores, but Sapulpa quarterback Sam Gottsch and wide receiver Ben Johnson connected seven times for 176 yards.
- Jenks 24, Westmoore 0: The Trojans amped up their defense to limit Westmoore to 43 yards of total offense. With the win, the Trojans took full control in 6A-2 and now need wins over Muskogee and Bixby in the next two weeks to wrap up the district title.
- Collinsville 35, Coweta 28: The Tigers owned a 28-21 halftime lead, but 14 unanswered points by Collinsville in the third quarter proved to be the difference. Zane McElroy rushed for two touchdowns for Collinsville, including a 34-yard score in the second quarter.
- Pryor 35, Claremore 26: In a battle of the top two teams in 5A-4, the Tigers rode 222 yards and four touchdowns by quarterback Brennon Barth to a surprising victory. In all, Pryor rushed for 279 yards while limiting Claremore’s ground game to 69 yards.
- Shawnee 42, Bishop Kelley 10: John Jacobs scored three rushing touchdowns and threw for a touchdown as the Wolves moved solidly into the second spot in 5A-3 behind McAlester. Jacobs finished the game with 250 passing yards and 89 yards on the ground.
- Cascia Hall 27, Poteau 15: The Commandos scored the first 20 points of the game and held down Poteau long enough to hand the Pirates their first loss of the season. The result now means Cascia Hall, Poteau, Fort Gibson and Sallisaw are all tied for first place at 3-1 in 4A-4.
- Fort Gibson 34, Muldrow 0: The Tigers stymied Muldrow’s offense and limited the Bulldogs to 135 total yards. For Fort Gibson, quarterback J.R. Singleton had a team-high 85 rushing yards to go along with 225 yards through the air.
- Wagoner 42, Oologah 28: Lawrence Evitt piled up 137 yards on the ground, as the Bulldogs won the back-and-forth contest by outscoring Oologah 28-14 in the second half.
- Hollis 40, Thomas 15: The No. 1 team in Class A was upset by Hollis, which has now only allowed 28 points all season. Hollis now has the inside track to the District A-2 title.
- Colcord 27, Kansas 6: Brandon Harper amassed 165 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries for Colcord, which won the time of possession battle, 38 minutes to 10. Kansas was held in check and picked up only eight first downs in the game.
They said it
“That was the biggest joke I’ve seen in my life. There is no accountability for officials like that who can be as bad as that crew and still get to officiate high school football. If I coached like they officiated, I would get fired. It’s hard to explain to our players.” -- Hilldale coach Chad Kirkhart following the Hornets’ loss to Locust Grove (via the Muskogee Phoenix).
Games of the week
- Sequoyah at Jay: The Indians need a win to keep pace with Hilldale for second place in District 3A-7. A loss by the Indians could put their playoff lives in peril. Jay needs a win to keep its playoff aspirations alive.
- East Central at Collinsville: The winner of this 5A-4 game has the inside track to the No. 3 spot in the district, and with some help could possibly sneak into the second spot by season’s end.
- Guthrie at Deer Creek: The Antlers are a solid team in 5A but are in a fight for a home playoff game. With Deer Creek as the No. 4 team in 5A-2, that shows how tough the district is, and it certainly shows how good Guthrie is atop the heap.
- McAlester at Bishop Kelley: Perhaps the Comets were looking ahead to this game when they got smacked around by Shawnee last week. If Bishop Kelley loses this game, its playoff hopes could be dicey with road games at Memorial and Skiatook looming.
- Anadarko at Piedmont: The Wildcats knocked off top-10 Clinton last week. Can they now unseat the top-ranked team in 4A?
- Fort Gibson at Cascia Hall: There are still four teams vying for No. 1 in 4A-4. These are two of those clubs.
- Harrah at Ada: There are three unbeaten teams in 4A-2 play. These are two of those teams.
- Victory Christian at Beggs: District 3A-6 isn’t very good, outside of these two clubs. The winner likely coasts to a district crown in the final two weeks of the season.
- Salina at Commerce: The winner of this 2A-8 matchup has to like its chance of winning the district crown.
- Davis at Kingston: Davis hasn’t really been challenged since playing Ringling in Week 1. A road game against the second-place team in 2A-4 could alter that.