Tahlequah Daily Press


September 10, 2012

Indians only need 1 quarter to beat Beggs

BEGGS — Both the Oklahoma weather and the Sequoyah football team put Friday’s game against the Beggs Demons to bed early. The Indians jumped out to a 28-6 lead when lightning and rain ended the game with 3:04 left in the 1st quarter.

“As you can see, this weather isn’t moving anywhere anytime soon,” said Phil Angieri, Sequoyah’s defensive coach. “The Beggs AD made the decision to call the game and give us the victory. And we think it was a good decision.”

Although the game lasted less than one quarter, there was an entire game’s worth of scoring by the Sequoyah offense.  Quarterback Brayden Scott threw for two touchdowns. For the first touchdown, Scott threw a 27-yard pass to Niko Hammer, taking 16 seconds off the clock.

But Beggs’ Chris Baccus did not need 16 seconds to return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was blocked by Indians special teams, keeping Sequoyah out in front, 7-6.

A Beggs onside kick attempt — which failed — gave the Indians the football on their own 42-yard line. After being sacked for an 8-yard loss, Scott completed a 34-yard pass to Ryan Helsley. Kyle Helsley then rushed for 19 yards, setting up a pair of runs by Niko Hammer, the second of which was a 1-yard run for the Indians’ second touchdown.

On the first play of Beggs’ next drive, Karter Woodruff recovered a fumble by Beggs quarterback Dolee Wolf. Scott followed with a 15-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Helsley. The Indians led 21-6 with 8:10 remaining in the first quarter.

The next Beggs drive ended in a punt after six plays that gained 22 yards. Of those six plays, Wolf threw a 25-yard pass to Alex James. Sandwiched between five option runs that ended in a loss of yardage or fumbles, the pass wasn’t enough to keep the punt team off the field. Beggs’ Chris Baccus punted the ball 44 yards to the Sequoyah 16-yard line.

On the second play from scrimmage, Kyle Helsley burned the field for an 84-yard touchdown run capped by a Forrest Cully extra point.

The next drive for Beggs was cut short after the lightning and rain moved over the field. The game never resumed. After a discussion with both teams, Beggs decided to end the game and declared Sequoyah the winner.

Scott went 4 of 4 passing for 76 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Helsley caught two passes for 49 yards and one touchdown, while Hammer caught one pass for 27 yards and rushed twice for 13 yards and one touchdown. Kyle Helsley rushed three times for 107 yards and one touchdown.

Sequoyah (2-0) will host Victory Christian Friday night at Thompson Field.

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