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High school football: Harrah secures first win against rival McLoud

Harrah coach Kenny Speer is successful at turning programs around.

So when the Panthers topped rival McLoud 21-20 for their first home win since Oct. 2016 and first win since 2017, Speer knew how important it was.

For his kids. The fans. The school.

"It was a pretty big deal," Speer said. 

After leading 7-6 at halftime, Harrah found itself in a 20-7 hole with 6 minutes left. The Panthers scored on a 50-yard completion and then recovered a fumble. That's when the Panthers took the lead with about a minute left. Running back Gage Payne jumped and flipped over a pile into the end zone on fourth down, giving Harrah the winning score.

Speer said Payne, who scored twice against McLoud, was pivotal in helping Harrah secure a district victory and help "get the monkey off our back."

Harrah travels to Bethany to take on the Bronchos (4-0, 1-0) on Friday.

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Noble's Ezra Elkins, along with quarterback Austin Fisher, is a big reason why Noble has gotten off to a 3-1 start this season. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Noble's Ezra Elkins, along with quarterback Austin Fisher, is a big reason why Noble has gotten off to a 3-1 start this season. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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