Tahlequah Daily Press

September 17, 2013

Prep pigskin report

A weekly look inside high school football across the state.

By BEN JOHNSON
Sports Editor

High school football district standings

District 5A-4

Team        Dist    Ovr    PF    PA


                   W-L    W-L

Claremore    0-0    2-0    59    33

Collinsville    0-0    1-1    48    53

Pryor        0-0    1-1    37    35

Grove        0-0    1-1    51    34

Tahlequah    0-0    0-2    39    83

Central        0-0    0-2    33    106

Coweta        0-0    0-2    9    64

East Central    0-0    0-2    41    96

Week 2

Rogers (Ark.) 41, Tahlequah 6

Jay 13, Grove 9

Carl Albert 43, Coweta 7

Springdale (Ark.) 41, Central 6

Claremore 42, Miami 19

Catoosa 21, Collinsville 14

Wagoner 35, Pryor 13

Bartlesville 44, East Central 14

Week 3

Tahlequah at Sallisaw

Grove at Wagoner

Coweta at Bishop Kelley

Central at McLain

Claremore at McAlester

Collinsville at Oologah

Pryor at Miami

East Central at Booker T. Washington



District 3A-7

Team        Dist    Ovr    PF    PA

        W-L    W-L


Locust Grove    0-0    2-0    83    28

Sequoyah        0-0    1-1    78    60

Hilldale        0-0    1-1    46    47

Jay        0-0    1-1    20    22

Keys        0-0    0-2    7    81

Westville        0-0    0-2    13    92

Lincoln Christian    0-0    0-2    51    111

Week 2

Beggs 47, Sequoyah 33

Checotah 44, Keys 0

Jay 13, Grove 9

Locust Grove 54, Kansas 20

Fort Gibson 17, Hilldale 10

Holland Hall 35, Lincoln Christian 8

Colcord 47, Westville 7

Week 3

Sequoyah at Victory Christian

Keys at Eufaula

Hilldale at Beggs

Jay at McDonald County (Mo.)

Westville at Kansas

Christian Heritage at Lincoln Christian

Locust Grove at Stilwell



District 2A-8

Team        Dist    Ovr    PF    PA

        W-L    W-L


Colcord        0-0    2-0    66    7

Commerce    0-0    2-0    49    22

Kansas        0-0    1-1    58    57

Ketchum        0-0    1-1    39    40

Wyandotte    0-0    1-1    69    53

Salina        0-0    1-1    36    29

Hulbert        0-0    0-2    25    60

Quapaw        0-0    0-2    14    49

Week 2

Warner 20, Hulbert 19

Locust Grove 54, Kansas 20

Adair 53, Wyandotte 13

Colcord 47, Westville 7

Afton 25, Ketchum 6

Fairland 35, Quapaw 6

Salina 28, Inola 0

Commerce 42, Cherryvale (Kan.) 16



Week 3

Hulbert at Kiefer

Wyandotte at Caney Valley

Colcord at Sallisaw Central

Westville at Kansas

Ketchum at Fairland

Quapaw at Afton

Salina at Chelsea

Commerce vs. Oswego (Kan.)



Week 1 area recaps

- Rogers (Ark.) 41, Tahlequah 6:
A 14-6 game at halftime got out of hand in the second half, with Rogers wearing down Tahlequah with its triple-option running attack. The Mounties logged 261 rushing yards and converted on two crucial pass plays for 63 yards to cruise past the Tigers. Tahlequah was limited to 163 yards of total offense.

- Beggs 47, Sequoyah 33: Lane Bouse finished with 407 all-purpose yards to lead the Demons to a victory at Thompson Field. Sequoyah’s Zach Parish tied the game up at 33 with 8:39 left in the game on his 28-yard pass to Nick Kingfisher. Beggs then responded with 14 unanswered points to close out the game.

- Checotah 44, Keys 0: An early safety sent things spiraling in the wrong direction for the Cougars, who were shut out at home.

- Warner 20, Hulbert 19: The Riders piled up 277 rushing yards, led by Levi Carson’s 169 yards on 16 carries. Hulbert’s Johnathan Hamby scored on a 10-yard run with 30 seconds left, and all Hulbert had to do was make the extra point to potentially send the game into overtime. However, the point-after attempt fell short and Hulbert dropped to 0-2 on the year.



Players of the week

- Levi Carson (Hulbert): Carson ran for 169 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Hulbert’s loss to Warner.

- Caisen Green (Sequoyah): Green hauled in six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown against Beggs on Friday.

- Nick Kingfisher (Sequoyah): Kingfisher had three catches for 70 yards and a touchdown on offense, while also intercepting a pass and returning it 75 yards for a touchdown on defense against Beggs.



Around the state

(A glance around the state in Week 1)

- Booker T. Washington 47, McAlester 45: The Hornets outscored McAlester 30-7 in the second half to rally for a victory over the second-ranked team in Class 5A. Booker T. Washington quarterback Cordale Grundy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 3:44 left in the game.

- Broken Arrow 24, Bentonville (Ark.) 17: The Tigers scored the final 14 points of the game to upend their opponents from the Natural State. Hunter Copelin caught a 27-yard touchdown pass to break a 17-17 deadlock with 2:06 left. Of note in the game was Broken Arrow running back Devon Thomas leaving with an undisclosed injury.

- Jenks 20, Union 16: The Trojans’ Dylan Harding — an Oklahoma State commit — caught a 76-yard touchdown with 25 seconds left to lift Jenks to a Backyard Bowl victory. Harding finished with two catches for 113 yards, while Jenks’ Steven Parker snagged four passes for 89 yards. Union led 13-7 at halftime, and the Redskins led 16-13 until Harding’s game-winning play inside the final minute of the game.

- Wagoner 35, Pryor 13: Wagoner running back Lawrence Evitt ran circles around Pryor’s defense, racking up 284 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. After a scoreless first quarter, Wagoner scored 28 of the first 34 points.

- Fort Gibson 17, Hilldale 10: Michael Richey’s 1-yard run with 16 seconds left propelled Fort Gibson to a victory in the rivalry game, which awards ‘The Rock’ to the victor. Yards were hard to come by in the defensive struggle, with both teams combining for only 466 yards of total offense.

- Norman North 41, Del City 38: David Cornwell had 278 yards passing with three touchdowns to guide Norman North to the victory. Terry Wilson rushed for 266 yards for Del City, who fell just short of moving to 2-0 after beating East Central in Week 1.

- Owasso 36, Muskogee 7: The Roughers couldn’t accomplish anything on offense and didn’t cross midfield until late in the contest. Muskogee rushed the ball for only 54 yards.

- Claremore 42, Miami 19: Derrick Reliford and Dhalton Horsman combined for 228 rushing yards as the Zebras moved to 2-0.

- Bishop Kelley 25, Bishop McGuinness 22: Both teams combined for 34 second-half points, as Bishop Kelley prevailed in the Catholic school battle. The Comets, who forced five Bishop McGuinness five turnovers, went ahead for good on Ryan Martin’s 24-yard run with 9:15 left.



They said it

“It’s pretty obvious that (Checotah) came out ready to play and we didn’t. They beat us in every phase of the game.” — Keys head coach Gary Willis of his team’s 44-0 loss to Checotah on Friday night.



Games of the week

- Sequoyah at Victory Christian: In last year’s game, the Indians led 34-7 before Victory Christian came storming back to win 35-34. Here’s Sequoyah’s chance to get back at the Conquerors.

- Owasso at Jenks: The Trojans appear to be pretty lethal this year — but then again, when is that not the case? Owasso has come up short of Broken Arrow before getting right against Muskogee. It’s hard to get a solid read yet on the Rams.

- Union at Broken Arrow: The Redskins have dominated Broken Arrow over the past couple of decades. The Tigers, though, could have one of the most talented teams in the state. A loss would put the Redskins at a staggering 0-3.

- Claremore at McAlester: The Buffaloes would like to get back on track after giving up a huge lead, which led to a loss against Booker T. Washington. Claremore, per usual, is strong on defense, so the first team to 20 could win.

- Hennessey at Kingfisher: A Class 2A (Hennessey) vs. 3A (Kingfisher) battle on the west side of the state. The winner claims bragging rights, but look for both to be key factors in their respective playoff races.

- Coweta at Bishop Kelley: The Comets are 2-0 and Coweta is 0-2. Might not appear to such a great matchup, but these two teams have produced some thrillers over the last couple of years.

- Hilldale at Beggs: Both appear to be strong contenders in Class 3A. Hilldale lost a low-scoring slugfest against Fort Gibson, while Beggs escaped Tahlequah with a victory over Sequoyah. Look for this one to be won by the team that scores last.

- East Central at Booker T. Washington: Hard to imagine but the Cardinals could venture into District 5A-4 play at 0-3 if they don’t beat Booker T. Washington. The Hornets, however, are feeling good after a come-from-behind win on the road at McAlester.