Tahlequah Daily Press

September 24, 2013

Prep pigskin report

A weekly look inside high school football across the state.

Sports Editor

— District standings

District 5A-4    Dist. Ovr

W-L    W-L    PF    PA

Claremore    0-0    2-1    94    92

Collinsville    0-0    2-1    92    70

Pryor        0-0    1-2    57    67

Grove        0-0    1-2    65    69

Central        0-0    1-2    47    118

Coweta        0-0    1-2    57    106

East Central    0-0    0-3    58    147

Tahlequah    0-0    0-3    67    129

District 3A-7    Dist. Over

W-L    W-L    PF    PA

Locust Grove    0-0    3-0    117    28

Hilldale        0-0    2-1    107    74

Jay        0-0    2-1    47    34

Sequoyah        0-0    1-2    102    122

Lincoln Christian 0-0 1-2    96    131

Keys        0-0    0-3    29    130

Westville        0-0    0-3    19    150

District 2A-8    Dist. Over

W-L    W-L    PF    PA

Colcord        0-0    2-1    85    31

Commerce    0-0    3-0    97    38

Kansas        0-0    2-1    122    84

Ketchum        0-0    2-1    66    60

Wyandotte    0-0    2-1    129    59

Salina        0-0    2-1    84    35

Hulbert        0-0    0-3    31    103

Quapaw        0-0    0-3    20    104

District 5A-4

Week 3

Sallisaw 45, Tahlequah 28

Wagoner 35, Grove 14

Coweta 48, Bishop Kelley 42

Central 14, McLain 12

McAlester 59, Claremore 35

Collinsville 44, Oologah 17

Miami 32, Pryor 20

Booker T. Washington 51, East Central 17

Week 4 (All start at 7 p.m.)

Tahlequah at Grove

Pryor at Coweta

Collinsville at Claremore

East Central at Central

District 3A-7

Week 3

Victory Christian 62, Sequoyah 24

Eufaula 49, Keys 22

Hilldale 61, Beggs 27

Jay 27, McDonald County (Mo.) 12

Kansas 58, Westville 6

Lincoln Christian 45, Christian Heritage 20

Locust Grove 34, Stilwell 0

Week 4 (7:30 start times)

Locust Grove at Sequoyah

Keys at Westville

Jay at Hilldale

Lighthouse Christian (Mo.) at Lincoln Christian

District 2A-8

Week 3

Kiefer 43, Hulbert 6

Wyandotte 60, Caney Valley 6

Sallisaw Central 24, Colcord 19

Kansas 58, Westville 6

Ketchum 27, Fairland 20

Afton 55, Quapaw 6

Salina 48, Chelsea 6

Commerce 48, Oswego (Kan.) 16

Week 4 (All start at 7 p.m.)

Hulbert at Colcord

Commerce at Wyandotte

Ketchum at Salina

Kansas at Quapaw

Week 3 area recaps

- Sallisaw 45, Tahlequah 28: A pair of 50-yard touchdowns plays (a pass from Quint Scoufos to Chase Richey and a run by Cale Wilson) put the Black Diamonds squarely in control in the third quarter. After Tahlequah got to within 38-28, Sallisaw capped off the game with a 13-play, 86-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Sallisaw’s Cale Wilson ran for 191 yards on 22 carries.

- Victory Christian 62, Sequoyah 24: The Indians had no answer for Jalen Wood, Victory Christian’s running back who picked up 243 yards and six touchdowns on 22 carries. The Conquerors logged 532 yards of total offense and took advantage of four Sequoyah turnovers.

- Eufaula 49, Keys 22: The Cougars turned the ball over five times and allowed three different 100-yard rushers for Eufaula. Casey Pryor led the Ironheads with 174 yards on the ground, while Shane Moore and Trey Moore also eclipsed the century mark.

- Kiefer 43, Hulbert 6: Class A No. 3 Kiefer scored the first 43 points of the game — all in the first half — to coast past the Riders. Trey Sneed rushed for 140 yards on 10 carries for the Trojans.

Players of the week

- David Dick (Tahlequah): The Tigers’ senior quarterback led Tahlequah with 156 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries against Sallisaw. Dick scored on runs of 15 and 24 yards in the second quarter, and he also got Tahlequah to within 38-28 in the second half with a 65-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

- Brandon Conrad (Tahlequah): On only nine carries, Tahlequah’s running back picked up 138 yards and a 75-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against Sallisaw. Conrad also had another 65-yard scoring run wiped away by a holding call in the third quarter.

- Dakota Matlock (Keys): Matlock scored two touchdowns and recorded 13 tackles on defense in Keys’ loss to Eufaula.

- Justin Hooper (Sequoyah): Hooper ran for 125 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries for the Indians in their loss to Victory Christian.

Around the state

(A glance around the state in Week 3)

- Coweta 48, Bishop Kelley 42: Chance Craig caught a 24-yard touchdown from Ryan Fitzsimmons on the final play of the game to prevail in a clash of perennial Class 5A powers. Coweta had passed for 56 yards before the final play. The Tigers rushed for 361 yards, and Bishop Kelley finished with 432 yards of total offense.

- McAlester 59, Claremore 35

- Collinsville 44, Oologah 17: Ryan Haymaker rushed for 194 and five touchdowns on 16 carries for the Cardinals. Collinsville put the game away with 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.

- Wagoner 35, Grove 14: Running back Lawrence Evitt ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries to help Wagoner breeze to a 3-0 start to the season. The Bulldogs opened up to a 35-0 lead before Grove got on the scoreboard with a touchdown with nine seconds left in the opening half.

- Booker T. Washington 51, East Central 17: The Hornets racked up 277 rushing yards and 400 yards of total offense. Deonta Owens led Booker T. Washington on the ground with 184 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Booker T. Washington scored 21 of the first 24 points and outscored the Cardinals 27-7 in the second half.

- Jenks 45, Owasso 28: Owasso scored first on Cole Neph’s 12-yard reception from Gabe Neph, but Jenks would lead 19-14 at halftime. The two clubs would alternate touchdowns in the third quarter before the Trojans blanked Owasso in the fourth period. Jenks’ Cooper Nunley threw for four touchdowns and ran for another.

- Union 38, Broken Arrow 24: The Tigers dominated the first quarter, outscoring Union 14-0. But the Redskins would take over the rest of the way, scoring 38 of the final 45 points in the game. Union tailback Tyler Adkins ran for 234 yards in the end with 173 yards and three touchdowns coming in the second half.

- Catoosa 27, Fort Gibson 26: Daniel Mielnik missed a 42-yard field goal on the final play of the game, and Catoosa survived on the road. Catoosa went on top for good on Caleb Wilsey’s 6-yard touchdown run with 59 seconds left in the game. Michael Richey (127) and J.R. Singleton (100) both surpassed the century mark for Fort Gibson on the ground.

- Hilldale 61, Beggs 27: Hunter Woods took over as Hilldale’s primary running back after Seth Reheard went down with an injury and finished with 128 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries. Hornet quarterback Chandler Puckett also turned in a near-flawless performance, completing 10 of 11 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown.

- Millwood 34, Adair 7: Cameron Batson was a part of four different touchdowns for the Falcons, who ventured from the Oklahoma City area to northeast Oklahoma to play the game. Adair wasn’t able to score against Millwood until the fourth quarter. Batson rounded out the game with 219 yards and three touchdowns through the air while also running for 60 yards and a touchdown.

- McAlester 59, Claremore 35: Twenty-eight consecutive points in the second quarter put McAlester squarely in control after trailing 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. Dalton Wood rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns for the Buffaloes.

They said it

“They take the losses personal. I’m proud of them for that. They continue to fight to the very end, and they’re showing a lot of character. It hurts them, and that’s the way it should be.” -- Tahlequah head coach Brad Gilbert following the Tigers’ 45-28 loss to Sallisaw.

Games of the week

- Locust Grove at Sequoyah: District 3A-7 appears to be wide open right now. Hilldale may be the frontrunner, but Sequoyah and Locust Grove could be vying for playoff spots.

- Tahlequah at Grove: District 5A-4 appears to extremely weak this year, so winning this week may go a long way to one of these teams sneaking into the playoffs.

- Union at Owasso: Both are 1-2 but still likely the favorites in District 6A-1.

- Lawton MacArthur at Del City: Aside from Ardmore, these are likely playing for the district crown this week.

- Catoosa at Wagoner: Catoosa upset Fort Gibson last week. A massive upset this week could temporarily derail Wagoner’s district title hopes.