Tahlequah Daily Press

October 15, 2013

Prep pigskin report

A weekly look inside high school football across the state.

By BEN JOHNSON
Sports Editor

bjohnson@tahlequahdailypress.com

District standings

District 5A-4    Dist. Ovr

W-L    W-L    PF    PA

Claremore (29)    3-0    5-1    203    172

Pryor (15)    3-0    4-2    155    150

Collinsville (11)    2-1    4-2    178    145

East Central (-6)    2-1    2-4    141    236

Coweta (7)    1-2    2-4    163    201

Tahlequah (-10)    1-2    1-5    147    210

Central (-17)    0-3    1-5    92    180

Grove (-29)    0-3    1-5    134    179



District 3A-7    Dist. Over

W-L    W-L    PF    PA

Locust Grove (34)  3-0    6-0    257    79

Hilldale (30)    2-0    5-1    249    109

Sequoyah (26)    2-1    3-3    211    166

Lincoln Chr. (0)    1-1    3-3    204    189

Keys (-8)    1-1    1-5    70    240

Westville (-37)    0-3    0-6    60    281

Jay (-45)    0-3    2-4    85    140



District 2A-8    Dist. Over

W-L    W-L    PF    PA

Commerce (45)    3-0    6-0    244    59

Salina (34)    3-0    5-1    172    68

Colcord (26)    2-1    4-2    196    53

Kansas (15)    2-1    4-2    237    166

Wyandotte (-15)    1-2    3-3    191    143

Quapaw (-28)    1-2    1-5    74    248

Ketchum (-32)    0-3    2-4    145    204

Hulbert (-45)    0-3    0-6    37    243

* District points in parentheses





District 5A-4

Week 6

Coweta 32, Tahlequah 13

Claremore 37, East Central 22

Collinsville 20, Central 12

Pryor 35, Grove 28

Week 7

Central at Tahlequah

Claremore at Pryor

Coweta at Collinsville

Grove at East Central



District 3A-7

Week 6

Sequoyah 41, Westville 6

Vian 55, Keys 13

Hilldale 37, Lincoln Christian 14

Locust Grove 40, Jay 3

Week 7

Lincoln Christian at Keys

Sperry at Sequoyah

Hilldale at Locust Grove

Jay at Westville



District 2A-8

Week 6

Commerce 50, Hulbert 0

Colcord 43, Quapaw 0

Kansas 60, Ketchum 27

Salina 28, Wyandotte 7

Week 7

Hulbert at Salina

Ketchum at Commerce

Colcord at Kansas

Wyandotte at Quapaw



Week 6 area recaps

- Coweta 32, Tahlequah 13: Coweta's initial 19-0 lead was cut to 19-13 at halftime after two Tahlequah scores (runs by David Dick and Brandon Conrad). Tahlequah, though, was blanked in the second half, and Coweta tacked on two scoring runs. Coweta finished the game with 429 rushing yards and nearly 500 yards of total offense.

- Sequoyah 41, Westville 6: The Indians piled up 577 yards of total offense against the overmatched Yellowjackets. Sequoyah scored the first six touchdowns of the game before allowing a garbage-time score with 91 seconds left in the contest.

- Vian 55, Keys 13: Eric Casey led Vian with 207 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Wolverines continued their one-sided domination between the two rivals. Vian quarterback Riley Simon also ran for 147 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown run.

- Commerce 50, Hulbert 0: The Riders were limited to 83 yards of total offense in the loss. Commerce unloaded quickly in the first quarter, and the game was played with a continuous clock starting in the second period.



Players of the week

- Justin Hooper (Sequoyah) - On 37 carries, Hooper racked up 261 yards and a touchdown in the Indians' throttling of Westville.

- Zach Parish (Sequoyah) - The Indians' quarterback completed nine of 17 passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns against Westville.

- Caisen Green (Sequoyah) - Sequoyah's pass catcher was the recipient of three Parish passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 44.3 yards per reception.

- Chase Girdner (Keys) - In the Cougars' loss to Vian, Girdner had six catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns.



Around the state

(A glance around the state in Week 6)

- Muskogee 39, Edison 8: The Roughers scored 27 unanswered points in the first half and rolled to their first win of the year. Muskogee quarterback Quintahj Cherry passed for 196 yards and two touchdowns.

- Jenks 28, Broken Arrow 7: Broken Arrow tied the game at 7 early in the third quarter, but Jenks’ Steven Parker hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass shortly thereafter to break the deadlock. The win moved Jenks to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in District 6A-2.

- Claremore 37, East Central 22: Derrick Reliford piled up 183 rushing yards and three touchdowns for the Zebras. Dustin Basks also added an 18-yard touchdown run and two fourth quarter interceptions to preserve the victory for Claremore.

- Collinsville 20, Central 12: The Cardinals scored the final 20 points of the game to come from behind and win. Collinsville had a pair of 100-yard rushers in Marcus Redwine (151 yards on 20 carries) and Brandon Lowe, who finished with 131 yards and two touchdowns, including a 34-yard scamper to give the Cardinals the lead for good in the second half.

- Pryor 35, Grove 28: The Tigers rallied from a 28-14 deficit to win the 5A-4 matchup. Pryor scored the go-ahead touchdown on Brennon Barth’s 10-yard run with 10 seconds left. Barth rushed for four scores in the game.

- Poteau 42, Fort Gibson 28: The Pirates prevailed in the matchup of top-10 teams in District 4A-4 largely because of Roger Barcheers’ 177-yard rushing effort. The Pirates ran for 241 yards and held the lead the rest of the way after Barcheers’ 8-yard touchdown with nine seconds left in the first quarter.



They said it

“Hey, we’re 1-2 in district play and we still have three home games left. 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.” -- Tahlequah head coach Brad Gilbert



Games of the week

- Claremore at Pryor: A battle of the final two unbeaten teams in District 5A-4. The winner will likely have the inside track to the district crown.

- Shawnee at Bishop Kelley: A win could vault Shawnee back into title contention in District 5A-3. A loss by the Wolves means it’ll likely come down to Bishop Kelley and McAlester in the district race.

- Oologah at Wagoner: If Wagoner wins, it will likely coast to the district crown in 4A-3.

- Muldrow at Fort Gibson: Four teams in 4A-4 are 2-1, and this is a matchup that features two of those teams. A loss could be crippling for playoff hopes.

- Cascia Hall at Poteau: The Pirates are the lone unbeaten team in 4A-4, but if Cascia Hall wins it could create a massive logjam atop the district.

- Hilldale at Locust Grove: District 3A-7 bragging rights are up for grabs, and the winner will likely coast to the league title.