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September 21, 2013

Sequoyah, Keys all fall in road contests

Local football roundup from Friday night.

TULSA — Keats Calhoon had his way with Sequoyah in 2012, leading Victory Christian to a miraculous comeback at Thompson Field. This year, it was Jalen Wood.

The 5-foot-8, 140-pound running back recorded 243 yards and six touchdowns on 22 carries as Class 3A No. 8 Victory Christian demolished Sequoyah, 62-24, at Victory Stadium on Friday night.

Wood set the tone with a 45-yard scoring run with 9:52 left in the first quarter. He would add four more touchdowns in the first half, sending the Conquerors (3-0) to a 41-12 halftime lead.

Sequoyah (1-2) manged to hang around during the early stages of the game.

On the final play of the first quarter, quarterback Zach Parish scored on a 7-yard run to pull the Indians to within 13-6.

Then following a 55-yard scoring run by Wood, Parish hit Nick Kingfisher for a 19-yard touchdown pass to put Sequoyah within striking distance at 20-12.

But it would be all Conquerors from there.

Victory Christian scored three more times before halftime to coast the rest of the game.

Victory Christian finished with 532 yards of total offense, while Sequoyah was limited to 253.

The Indians also hindered themselves with four turnovers (two fumbles, two interceptions) on the night.

Justin Hooper led Sequoyah on offense with 125 rushing yards on 23 carries. He also had a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

Calhoon, after passing for more than 400 yards last season against the Indians, racked up only 177 yards and one touchdown on 10 of 21 attempts through the air. Jacoby Hicks was his favorite target in the passing game, and Hicks hauled in five passes for 90 yards, including the Conquerors' final touchdown before halftime.

The 62 points allowed by Sequoyah is the most its given up since allowing 55 points to Kansas in 2004.

Eufaula 49, Keys 22

EUFAULA — A trio of 100-yard rushers led the Ironheads to a victory over the Cougars (0-3). Casey Pryor led Eufaula with 174 yards, while Shane Moore (119) and Trey Moore (105) eclipsed the century mark as well on the ground.

Eufaula (2-1) capitalized on five Keys turnovers in the game.

The Cougars logged 316 yards of total offense, with running back Dakota Matlock capping off two drives with touchdowns. Quarterback Garett Willis threw a touchdown pass to Chase Girdner, but Garett also tossed three interceptions.

Keys will continue on the road at Westville on Friday.

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