Owasso dominates Jenks
Coach Bill Blankenship wasted no time making a statement with his new team. Owasso dominated Jenks on Friday, handing the Trojans their worst loss since 2005.
One game into Bill Blankenship’s tenure at Owasso, the Rams made a statement.
Owasso routed Jenks 48-10 Friday night to open the season, handing the Trojans their worst loss since 2005.
“Perfect storm kind of stuff,” Blankenship told the Tulsa World. “I’m sure, if we’re lucky enough, we will get to see them in the playoffs. But that’s kind of a mirage for your first game.”
Owasso’s new quarterback Wille Kuehne, a move-in from Texas, threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns, three of which went to Tyrese Sisson.
Ohio State commit Josh Proctor, who is No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, also had a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter that made it 34-10.
Blankenship, the former University of Tulsa coach, led Tulsa Union to three state titles before jumping to college. He returned to the high school level last season and coached Fayetteville, Ark., to a state title.
Millwood wins city preview with shutout of John Marshall
Millwood coach Darwin Franklin wanted to see how his defense would matchup with a potent John Marshall offense.
He wasn’t disappointed. Millwood beat John Marshall 6-0 on Friday night to win the ACA City Preview.
“We came ready to play. Devonte (Lee) is a heck of a running back and we wanted to see what we could do,” Franklin said.
“We gave them some different looks to see how we could try and neutralize him.”
Senior receiver Kittakone Sirisombath caught a pass and sprinted up the field for a 40-yard gain to set up the game’s lone score in the second quarter as junior running back Isaiah Major ran it in from four yards out.
But it was the battle between the two defenses that was the story of the game.
“We were locked in,” Franklin said. “It wasn’t any magical elixir. We swarm to the ball. It wasn’t a one person thing. It was a team effort it was just hard-nosed defense and wherever the ball is we expect 11 guys in the fray.”
Midwest City holds off late Muskogee rally
After taking a 26-0 lead, Midwest City had to hold on as Muskogee came storming back Friday night.
Midwest City got up early behind the play of quarterback Preston Colbert, who threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third to give Midwest City a 20-0 halftime lead.
“First half, we were clicking along pretty good,” Midwest City coach Darrell Hall said.
“We scored and we were able to move the ball and take advantage of things Muskogee gave us.”
But Kaleel Smith returned a fumble 41 yards to give Muskogee its first score in the third quarter.
“Momentum definitely swung their way after that,” Hall said.
“But it’s good to see our guys hang on and fight. They never stopped fighting.”
In the fourth quarter, Jacob Medrano ran for two touchdowns including one with 24 seconds left.
But Midwest City recovered the onside kick, ending the game. Medrano finished with 175 yards passing for Muskogee.
Southwest Covenant tops Arkoma after big day from Webb
Led by senior quarterback Sam Webb, Southwest Covenant took down Class B Arkoma on Friday night, 54-20.
Webb through for 110 yards and three touchdowns while running in two more scores.
Southwest Covenant controlled the line of scrimmage, running for 213 yards on the night.