OCS 58, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 Arnold, Oklahoma Christian dominates on the ground to knock off Mount St. Mary
Mason Arnold was down field so fast he had the home fans screaming for a false start penalty.
Oklahoma Christian School jumped out to a quick seven-point lead against Mount St. Mary on Thursday night at Father Kenneth Fulton Field, but a fumble on its second possession and a punt on its third kept the game at a one score difference early.
That was until Arnold ripped off a 76-yard run to put OCS up two scores and opened the flood gates for touchdowns, as the Saints beat Mount St. Mary 58-27 in a battle of Class 3A-1 rivals.
“Great win for us as our ground game just continues to get better each week,” OCS coach Derek Turner said. “Mason runs really hard, and the offensive line was terrific tonight opening up holes for him.”
Arnold lead the way with 250 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries as OCS racked up more than 460 yards on the ground.
On defense, senior defensive back Austin Fritts ended two Mount St. Mary drives when he intercepted quarterback Tanner Wade.
Fritts says he thinks the defense is beginning to hit its stride.
“I saw those passes and I just said, ‘this is mine,’” Fritts said. “We are ready to go next week to play Perkins. We feel great right now, and I think we can carry that with us.”
OCS was up 44-0 heading into halftime and tried to run as much clock as it could in the second half.
Meanwhile, Mount St. Mary continued to fire away as it scored 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Mount St. Mary quarterback Tanner Wade ran for 141 yards and scored four touchdowns in the loss.
“It was just an allaround effort from us tonight,” Turner said. “We’ll try and build off it and use the momentum heading into next week.”
Austin Fritts (12) of OCS runs past Mount St. Mary’s Colton Cox (29) after intercepting the ball during Thursday’s high school football game between Oklahoma Christian School and Mount St. Mary at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City.