High school football: 5 takeaways from Noble's win at El Reno
EL RENO — Noble (4-1, 2-0 District 5A-1) beat El Reno (4-1, 1-1) 72-62 Friday in a high scoring game that went back and forth all night.
Here are 5 takeaways from the game:
1. Offense, offense, offense
This game was almost all offense.
Both teams had over 600 yards of total offense. While each defense was able to get the occasional stop, it seemed like the path to the end zone was wide open for each team all night.
Throughout the course of the game, 17 total touchdowns were scored between the two teams. Both teams had the ability to score quickly and did, which allowed for more scoring in the game.
Neither offense was perfect, though, as both quarterbacks through an interception a piece and El Reno fumbled the ball away on its first drive of the second half.
2. Quarterbacks lead for each team
Quarterbacks Austin Fisher and Dorian Plumley were the main weapons of the two offenses. Both are dual threat quarterbacks who found the end zone on long runs or with deep passes.
Noble's Fisher led his team down the field with ease for a touchdown on its opening drive, and he ended up accounting for six total touchdowns — three through the air and three on the ground.
Plumley was the main piece of El Reno's offense. He threw for 325 yards and ran for another 216 yards. He had five touchdowns in total.
3. Pick 6 key for Noble
Noble began to shut the door on El Reno in the fourth quarter when Gavin Yeager intercepted Plumley and ran it back for a touchdown.
The Bears had taken the lead on their previous possession. The defensive touchdown made it a 14-point swing that left Noble up by two scores. While El Reno would score again, they would never see the lead again.
4. Score board out for part of game
With about a minute and a half left in the first quarter, a light behind the visitor's side blew out and appeared to take the power for the scoreboard with it.
The scoreboard remained off until about halfway through the third quarter. The official time was kept on the field while the scoreboard was out.
5. Looking ahead
Next week, Noble will take on Altus (3-2, 1-1) as the Bears look to keep their district winning streak going.
El Reno will travel to Ardmore (3-1, 2-0) on Oct. 11 to continue its district schedule.