By BEN JOHNSON
District 5A-4 Dist. Ovr
W-L W-L PF PA
Tahlequah (15) 1-0 1-3 114 148
Claremore (4) 1-0 3-1 136 130
East Central (2) 1-0 1-3 79 166
Pryor (1) 1-0 2-2 99 108
Coweta (-1) 0-1 1-3 98 148
Central (-2) 0-1 1-3 66 139
Collinsville (-4) 0-1 2-2 130 112
Grove (-15) 0-1 1-3 85 116
District 3A-7 Dist. Over
W-L W-L PF PA
Hilldale (15) 1-0 3-1 143 88
Keys (7) 1-0 1-3 57 151
Locust Grove (4) 1-0 4-0 155 62
Lincoln Chr. (0) 0-0 1-2 96 131
Sequoyah (-4) 0-1 1-3 136 160
Westville (-7) 0-1 0-4 40 170
Jay (-15) 0-1 2-2 61 70
District 2A-8 Dist. Over
W-L W-L PF PA
Commerce (15) 1-0 4-0 153 59
Colcord (15 ) 1-0 3-1 141 37
Kansas (15) 1-0 3-1 177 98
Salina (15) 1-0 3-1 128 49
Ketchum (-15) 0-1 2-2 80 104
Wyandotte (-15) 0-1 2-2 150 115
Hulbert (-15) 0-1 0-4 37 159
Quapaw (-15) 0-1 0-4 34 167
Tahlequah 47, Grove 20
Pryor 42, Coweta 41, OT
Claremore 42, Collinsville 38, OT
East Central 21, Central 19
Claremore at Tahlequah
Central at Pryor
Coweta at East Central
Grove at Collinsville
Locust Grove 38, Sequoyah 34
Keys 28, Westville 21
Lincoln Christian 56, SeeWorth Academy 0
Hilldale 36, Jay 14
Week 5 (7:30 start times)
Keys at Sequoyah
Lincoln Christian at Jay
Inola at Hilldale
Westville at Locust Grove
Colcord 56, Hulbert 6
Commerce 56, Wyandotte 21
Kansas 63, Quapaw 14
Salina 44, Ketchum 14
Week 5 (All start at 7 p.m.)
Wyandotte at Hulbert
Colcord at Salina
Kansas at Commerce
Quapaw at Ketchum
Week 4 area recaps
- Tahlequah 47, Grove 20: The Tigers ran the ball 49 times for 521 yards and pulverized the Ridgerunners in the District 5A-4 opener for both teams. David Dick, Colton Wright and Brandon Conrad will ran for 100-plus yards in the winning effort for Tahlequah.
- Locust Grove 38, Sequoyah 34: The Indians nearly came all the way back from a 38-18 deficit late in the game, but Sequoyah’s final drive stalled before it could even get across midfield. The loss was Sequoyah’s third in a row.
- Keys 28, Westville 21: The Cougars rushed for 251 yards as a team and held off the Yellowjackets in a debut for both teams in District 3A-7. Dakota Matlock scored two touchdowns for Keys, and Chase Girdner caught a 15-yard score from Dillon Stratton to solidify the Cougars’ late lead.
- Colcord 56, Hulbert 6: Colcord scored the first 50 points in a game that was 27-0 at halftime. Hulbert was held to 124 yards of total offense.
Players of the week
- David Dick: Tahlequah’s senior quarterback carried the ball 17 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns against Grove. Dick’s three scoring runs were of 24, 37 and 30 yards. He also threw for a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to give the Tigers a 27-13 halftime lead over Grove.
- Brandon Conrad: The senior tailback had 160 yards and two touchdowns on 12 rushes for Tahlequah. Conrad scored the Tigers’ first touchdown of the night on a 7-yard run, and he capped off his night with an 86-yard scoring scamper in the fourth quarter.
- Reese Davis: Tahlequah’s linebacker logged a team-high 11 tackles against Grove. Davis also had a tackle for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.
- Justin Hooper: Sequoyah’s sophomore tailback ran for 240 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries.
- Dakota Matlock: The two-way player was able to score on both offense and defense for Keys. On offense, Matlock ran for 118 yards and a 63-yard touchdown, and on defense he had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown.
- Levi Carson: Hulbert’s tailback was the Riders only source of offense in a loss to Colcord. Carson finished with 102 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
Around the state
(A glance around the state in Week 4)
- Pryor 42, Coweta 41: Both teams scored a touchdown in overtime, but Coweta’s attempt at two points was stuffed, and Pryor outlasted the clash of 5A-4 teams. Brennon Barth scored five touchdowns for Pryor in the winning effort.
- Claremore 42, Collinsville 38: The Cardinals went up by three (38-35) in overtime on Sergio Perez’s field goal, but Claremore responded with a touchdown run by Derrick Reliford to win the game. Reliford ran for 170 yards for the Zebras.
- East Central 21, Central 19: East Central scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to rally from a 13-0 deficit. The Cardinals took the lead on Tre’von Cherry’s 40-yard touchdown pass to Quantel Givens early in the fourth quarter. Central scored a touchdown with 48 seconds remaining, but the Braves came up short on their two-point conversion to try and tie the game up.
- Hilldale 36, Jay 14: Hunter Woods ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns, and Bradley Campbell caught four passes for 134 yards and touchdowns as the Hornets cruised in their 3A-7 opener. Hilldale led 15-7 halftime and scored 13 of the first 20 points in the second half.
- Broken Arrow 65, Muskogee 10: Jamal Shaw picked up 212 rushing yards as Broken Arrow amassed 333 yards on the ground in the District 6A-2 game. Muskogee trailed 7-3 early in the game before the Tigers took control. The Rougers’ lone touchdown came on Quintahj Cherry’s 74-yard pass to Tramal Ivy.
- Fort Gibson 38, Rogers 12: Quarterback J.R. Singleton rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns as Fort Gibson won in 4A-4. Singleton also hit Jordan London for a 20-yard touchdown pass for the Tigers’ first score of the night.
- Wagoner 35, Catoosa 20: Running back Lawrence Evitt was unstoppable — yet again — in a 311-yard, three-touchdown performance on the ground for Wagoner. Devin Hawkins added two touchdowns of his own for the Bulldogs on the ground.
- Cascia Hall 21, Stilwell 7: The Commandos tallied 21 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Stilwell. Miguel Rosendo logged 103 yards on 12 carries for Cascia Hall.
- Poteau 34, Sallisaw 9: A 69-yard touchdown pass from Jace Pitchford to Kendrick Hardaway put Poteau firmly in control with a 21-3 lead right before halftime. The Pirates rushed for 180 yards and beat Sallisaw for the first time since 2006.
- Commerce 56, Wyandotte 21: Commerce had 457 rushing yards in a dismantling of Wyandotte. DC Chance finished with 349 yards on 17 carries for Commerce.
- Kansas 63, Quapaw 14: Logan Blaine registered 328 yards of total offense, and the Comets led 35-0 in the first nine minutes of the contest.
They said it
“It’s Week 1 of district play and you just never know. Grove, they’ve got a good football team and they do a good job of being prepared and they’ve got some good football players. I would have never anticipated it being this lopsided. -- Tahlequah head coach Brad Gilbert following the Tigers’ 47-20 win over Grove. (Quote courtesy of Grove Sun).
Games of the week
- Claremore at Tahlequah: The winner of the game would be sitting in good position in District 5A-4. It’ll be the first of four district home games for the Tigers.
- Keys at Sequoyah: The Cherokee County rivalry game was over quickly in 2012. The Indians capitalized on six Keys turnovers and coasted to a 52-9 win. Now the rivalry heads to Thompson Field.
- Bixby at Broken Arrow: The Tigers rebounded from a loss to Union by blowing out Muskogee. Bixby, after a 3-0 start to the season, fell to Westmoore in its 6A-2 opener. The Spartans need to win to be within reach of a postseason spot.
- Fort Gibson at Broken Bow: The Tigers face a tough test a long way away from home. Fort Gibson try to move to 2-0 in 4A-4 while playing more than 175 miles away from home in the southeast corner of the state.
- Sallisaw at Cascia Hall: The Commandos were less than impressive at Stilwell in Week 4, but a return home could spark them to a 2-0 start in 4A-4. Sallisaw will look to bounce back after home loss to Poteau.
- Seminole at Claremore-Sequoyah: The Chieftains are averaging more than 50 points a game, and they’ll play a nondistrict game outside of 3A-2 against a Eagle club that is allowing less than 14 points a contest.
- Kansas at Commerce: Both teams can score in bunches, and the winner will have the inside track to winning the 2A-8 crown.