While the Ponca City Wildcats football team was idle on Friday, several area schools saw action.
In a battle of two Kay County rivals, Tonkawa edged Blackwell 15-14. In other games, Woodland topped Mooreland 42-26, Oklahoma Bible defeated Newkirk 50-36, Morrison defeated Porter 28-6 and Covington-Douglas defeated Deer Creek-Lamont 58-6.
OKLAHOMA BIBLE 50, NEWKIRK 36
NEWKIRK -- The Newkirk Tigers kept battling in Friday’s game against Oklahoma Bible, but eventually succumbed 50-36. It was Homecoming for the Tigers.
Oklahoma Bible scored the first three touchdowns of the game and led 21-0. Newkirk cut the lead to 21-8, but then OBA scored again to lead 28-8 at tje half. The Tigers showed their mettle by scoring 20 consecutive points to tie the score at 28-28 in the third quarter.
OBA scored 22 points in the final quarter while Newkirk added eight to complete the final tally.
“We told the kids at half that the game was far from over,” Newkirk Coach Eddy Scott said. “We told them that the game is 48 minutes long and they needed to play a full 48. The kids played well in the second half and they had it tied at one point.”
Scott was especially pleased with his offensive unit. Scott mentioned Clayton Bergman, Daniel Harrelson and Clayton Sargent as having had good games on offense.
“I thought our offensive line did well. It was their best effort so far. Our kids keep playing and they are getting better and better,” he said.
The Tigers will travel to Alva for a district game Friday.
WOODLAND 42, MOORELAND 26
FAIRFAX-- The Woodland Cougars stayed unbeaten with a 42-26 victory over Mooreland in Friday’s Homecoming game.
The Cougars broke out on top only to have Mooreland briefly take the lead later. Woodland finally put the game away in the fourth quarter.
“Mooreland is a solid team,” Woodland Coach Casey Goad said. “It was a real battle. It was something our kids needed.”
Goad said that Mooreland employed a flex-bone triple option offense that was difficult to defend against.
“But our kids found a way to win. We were able to punch out a victory,” he said.
Woodland quarterback Nate Lockert had another big night, rushing for 235 yards and scoring five touchdowns. Lockert has had 10 touchdowns in his last two games. Locket passed for 42 yards and returned kicks 70 and 30 yards for 100 total. He had 377 all purpose yards.
Jake Kennedy had 41 yards and one touchdown Ben Brock had 11 yards rushing and one two-point conversion, Mason Dysart had two pass receptions for 31 yards and Lucian McKinney had one reception for 11 yards and a two-point conversion.
On defense, Dysart had two interceptions, Trey Reese had one interception and Nathan Bouchard had one forced fumble recovery.
Woodland will open district play Friday with a home game against Caney Valley. It will be National Guard night.
MORRISON 28, PORTER 6
MORRISON-- The Morrison Wildcats improved their record to 2-1 Friday with a convincing victory over the Porter Pirates.
The game was a late schedule change as Morrison’s originally scheduled contest with Haskell was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns in the Haskell area. It was Morrison’s homecoming contest.
The Wildcats outscored Porter 20-0 in the first half, but the Pirates came back to score on their opening drive of the second half to cut Morrison’s lead to 20-8. But Porter was unable to score any more points and Morrison added eight to fill out the final score. Morrison’s rushing attack
Morrison’s rushing attack picked up 241 yards and they gained 135 yards through the air. Tyler Voss was the leading runner with 158 yards on 24 carries. Quarterback Jared Harmon added 80 yards for the rushing total. Harmon completed nine of 16 pass attempts for 135 yards.
One of the Morrison touchdowns was scored by the defensive unit. Eli Johnson intercepted a Porter pass and returned it 45-yards for six points. That score gave Morrison a 14-0 lead at the time and served to swing momentum in the Wildcats’ direction.
The Wildcats improved to 2-1. They will host Tonkawa in the final nondistrict game of the season on Sept. 25.
COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 58, DCLA 6
COVINGTON -- The Deer Creek-Lamont Eagles were at an experience level disadvantage Friday going into their game with Covington-Douglas. It was the Eagles first game of the season because their first two were canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Meanwhile Covington-Douglas had had three games under its belt.
Covington scored a touchdown after a little less than three minutes had been played on a 19-yard run. The Wildcats added two points on a run and led at that point 8-0.
DCLA came right back to score when quarterback Palladin Compala ran over from one-yard out. A conversion run failed leaving C-D with an 8-6 lead. The Eagles would not score again.
The homestanding Wildcats scored two more touchdowns in the first quarter to lead at the end of the period 24-6. Then a barrage of points in the second quarter gave Covington enough to stop the game at halftime due to the 45-point mercy rule.
Covington-Douglas had 164 yards rushing and 158 yards passing, compared to DCLA’s minus nine yards rushing and 87 yards passing.
Compala completed 13 of 18 pass attempts for 87 yards. Tobyn Snow caught six passes for 37 yards, Dawson Silks caught three for 30 and Gavin Wallace caught one for 20 yards. Silks had 27 yards rushing on five carries.
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Putnam North 47, Putnam West 0
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