Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

October 12, 2013

Coweta takes out Tahlequah, 32-13

TAHLEQUAH — COWETA — After losing back-to-back games by a combined eight points, the Coweta Tigers had some frustration to work out Friday night.  

Enter the Tahlequah Tigers, fresh off of a close Week 5 loss to Claremore.

Despite holding Coweta to only four completed passes, the Tahlequah defense could not get the ground game under control, giving up 429 rushing yards and five touchdowns en route to a 32-13 Coweta homecoming victory – their first in District 5A-4 this season.

“We just couldn’t make the plays when we needed to,” Tahlequah coach Brad Gilbert said. “Offensively, they dominated up front. We just couldn’t get things rolling.”

With three missed point-after attempts and 14 penalties on the night, Coweta (2-4, 1-2 District 5A-4) left opportunities for Tahlequah (1-5, 1-2 ) to stay close. Three Coweta penalties on a single second quarter Tahlequah possession kept the drive alive long enough for a touchdown. Two more caused the Wagoner County team to have touchdowns waived off.

However, with as many completed passes as lost fumbles on the night – two of each -- Tahlequah was unable to capitalize, with its last legitimate scoring threat resulting in a turnover.  

“That last one really took the wind out of our sails,” Gilbert said.

Physically, the loss took a toll on Tahlequah, as seniors Brandon Conrad and Charles Lamons both came off of the field limping during the game. The coaching staff did not have an update on either player after the game.

“We’ve got a few banged up,” Gilbert said. “We won’t know where we are until we get back. We’ll see where we are on that. We’re a little beat up, but just about every team is at this point in time.”

Tahlequah has an abbreviated week to recover. Thanks to fall break, the Tigers’ Week 7 game is on Thursday, when they return to Doc Wadley Stadium to face Tulsa Central (1-6, 0-3). The Braves are coming off of a 20-12 homecoming loss to Collinsville (4-2, 2-1), Coweta’s next opponent.

“Hey, we’re 1-2 in district play and we still have three home games left,” Gilbert said. “We’ve got one on the road and four district games remaining. We believe if we win four of them, we’ll get in the playoffs. The goal is still there.”

Text Only
High School Sports
Poll

What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
Cities should be allowed to raise their mimum wages, but not states.
There should be no minimum wage at all.
Undecided.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Stocks