High school football: 5 takeaways from Stillwater’s win against Midwest City
MIDWEST CITY – Class 6A-II No. 2 Stillwater defeated No. 9 Midwest City 49-14 on Friday night.
Here are five takeaways from the game.
1. Stillwater’s Walker runs wild
Qwontrel Walker took advantage of his opportunities in open space.
The Stillwater offensive line created big running lanes for the junior tailback, who finished the game with 22 carries for 236 yards and one touchdown.
Stillwater’s ability to effectively run and pass the ball is a key reason the Pioneers are 5-0 this year.
“I feel like we got a great balance,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said earlier this week. “Kind of a pick your poison type of situation for the defenses that we face.”
2. Gundy continues to flourish for Pioneers
Stillwater star quarterback Gunnar Gundy had another impressive game.
The left-hander was 25-of-39 passing for 311 yards and four touchdowns against the Bombers (1-4). He also ran for a 12-yard score.
In Stillwater’s game against Deer Creek last week, Gundy completed 19-of-20 passes for 334 yards. He tossed five touchdowns and had a rushing score in the game.
3. Trio of wide receivers thrive for Stillwater
Stilwater wide receivers Steven Brown, Anthony Bland and Jack Smithton each made crucial plays.
Brown finished with 11 receptions for 142 yards and one touchdown. Bland had eight catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns, while Smithton finished with three receptions for 75 yards and one score.
4. Midwest City lineman carted off field
Midwest City’s Bobby Taylor was carted off the field in a stretcher during the fourth quarter.
The offensive lineman was injured near midfield. He was on the ground for several minutes before being taken off the field and placed in an ambulance.
5. Outlook for Stillwater, Midwest City
Stillwater continues to look like one of the best teams in the state. The Pioneers will try to stay perfect on the season when they host seventh-ranked Choctaw next week.
Midwest City was dominated on both sides of the ball on Friday. The Bomber defense allowed 608 yards. On offense, the Bombers finished with 36 rushing yards on 38 attempts. Freshman quarterback DeAngelo Irvin Jr. had 193 passing yards. Midwest City will attempt to bounce back next week at Putnam City.