Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

December 2, 2012

Carl Albert overcomes East Central for 5A crown

High school football championship recaps

STILLWATER — Steven Thompson had two interceptions and two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead Carl Albert to a 24-8 win over Tulsa East Central in the Class 5A championship game Saturday night.

Thompson had a 3-yard touchdown run and a 2-yard score, both set up by his own interceptions, as the Titans iced the game in the fourth quarter. Carl Albert, based in Midwest City, scored the game's final 24 points after allowing a 1-yard touchdown run by Tre'von Cherry.

The Titans (9-5) won their first state championship since 2009 and their 11th in school history, finishing the season on an eight-game winning streak.

East Central (9-5) had won all of its games on the field this season but had to forfeit four games.

Clinton tops Anadarko 21-14 for 16th state title

STILLWATER — Marquiz Simpkins ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns, including the decisive score with 2:04 remaining, as Clinton beat Anadarko 21-14 Saturday to win the Class 4A state championship.

The Red Tornadoes scored 14 points in the fourth quarter for a comeback victory, taking the lead on Simpkins' 27-yard touchdown run. Clinton won its 16th state title, three short of the Oklahoma record held by Ada.

It was the school's first championship since 2007 in Class 3A.

Anadarko had several chances to tie with throws into the end zone despite gaining only 73 yards in the second half.

Anadarko had beaten Clinton 28-21 in the regular season.

Laverne rolls to first state championship, 50-19

WEATHERFORD — Dalton Birch ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns and Laverne won its first state championship in school history by beating Pond Creek-Hunter 50-19 in the Class B title game Saturday night.

The Tigers scored 30 points in the third quarter to pull away in a rematch of division rivals from northwestern Oklahoma.

Tucker Rolf had a 70-yard touchdown run on Laverne's first play from scrimmage after halftime. The Tigers (14-0) ran for 233 yards in the third quarter and 474 in the game.

Harley Comeau returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown for Pond Creek-Hunter (12-2), which suffered its only loss in the regular-season finale against Laverne.

Josh Irvin threw for 223 yards with one touchdown and one interception for the Panthers.

Text Only
High School Sports
Poll

Do you believe school administrators and college presidents in Oklahoma are paid too much?

Strongly agree.
Somewhat agree.
Somewhat disagree.
Strongly disagree.
Undecided.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Stocks