Tahlequah Daily Press


November 5, 2013

Prep pigskin report

A weekly look inside high school football across the state


Players of the week

- Kyle Lucas (Tahlequah): The versatile sophomore did a little bit of everything for the Tigers against East Central. The highlight of his night was a five-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. He also added seven tackles, three tackles for loss, one pass for eight yards and one catch on offense.

- Brandon Conrad (Tahlequah): The senior running back picked up 88 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He scored on a 10-yard run in the first half.

- Grant Neugin (Sequoyah): Leading the Indians with eight tackles against Hilldale, Neugin also had an interception.

- Dakota Matlock (Keys): The Cougars’ sophomore tailback returned from an injury to post another 100-yard performance. He carried the ball 14 times for 133 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Around the state

- Muskogee 33, Putnam City 23: Anthony King had four catches for 154 yards and three touchdowns as the Roughers kept their playoff hopes alive.

- Union 49, Booker T. Washington 23: The Redskins wrapped up the District 6A-1 crown, thanks to quarterback Mason Farquhar recorded four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing).

- Claremore 31, Coweta 24: Dustin Basks had a touchdown catch, a 28-yard touchdown run and a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to help Claremore clinch a playoff spot while snapping a two-game losing streak.

- Collinsville 20, Pryor 19: The Cardinals snapped Pryor’s five-game winning streak and put themselves in position to claim the 5A-4 title with a win over Tahlequah. Quarterback Zane McElroy had two touchdowns for Collinsville.

- Grove 20, Central 14: Ty Phillips’ 1-yard touchdown run with eight seconds left gave the Ridgerunners their first win in 5A-4. The loss also eliminated Central from playoff contention.

- Bishop Kelley 27, Memorial 20: The Comets raced out to an early 20-0 lead and held off Memorial’s late rally. Ryan Martin had 213 yards of offense for Bishop Kelley, which now has the inside track to finishing third in 5A-3.

- Fort Gibson 41, Stilwell 0: Stilwell turned the ball over four times and allowed 284 rushing yards for Fort Gibson. Five different players scored touchdowns for Fort Gibson and Daniel Mielnik had two field goals for the Tigers, who are playoff bound out of 4A-4.

- Wagoner 57, Webster 35: Lawrence Evitt torched Webster for 199 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries as the Bulldogs finished with 428 yards rushing while wrapping up the 4A-3 crown.

- Seminole 20, Cushing 14: The Chieftains scored the first 20 points in the game and held off Cushing for the 3A-2 championship. Seminole’s Poppy White had 299 yards of offense for the Chieftains.

- Commerce 35, Colcord 28: Angel Landeros scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 5:11 left to put Commerce in front for good. Commerce also wrapped up the 2A-8 title.

- Vian 22, Hartshorne 15: Rylee Simon threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Rodriguez with 30 seconds left to lift the Wolverines to within a victory of the 2A-6 crown. Simon threw for three scores in the game.

- Ardmore 35, Altus 34: Altus Taven Birdow rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns, but Ardmore prevailed to keep hopes of winning 5A-1 alive.

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