Tahlequah Daily Press

October 1, 2013

Prep pigskin report

A weekly look inside high school football from across the state.

By BEN JOHNSON
Sports Editor

— District standings

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





District 5A-4

Week 4

Tahlequah 47, Grove 20

Pryor 42, Coweta 41, OT

Claremore 42, Collinsville 38, OT

East Central 21, Central 19

Week 5

Claremore at Tahlequah

Central at Pryor

Coweta at East Central

Grove at Collinsville





District 3A-7

Week 4

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





District 2A-8

Week 4

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.