OCS 58, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 Arnold, Ok­la­homa Chris­tian dom­i­nates on the ground to knock off Mount St. Mary

The Oklahoman - - SPORTS - Adam Kemp akemp@ ok­la­homan. com

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.”

[PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OK­LA­HOMAN]

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.

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