Oklahoma high school football: Highlights, numbers and things we learned from Week 2
Kelley wins Battle of the Bishops
Owen Heinecke found a seam and took off for an 85-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, putting Class 5A No. 2 Tulsa Kelley ahead for good in its 35-21 win against No. 4 Bishop McGuinness on Friday. He rushed for 215 yards on 25 carries, helping the Comets avenge two losses against the Fighting Irish last season. Jeremiah Besses also caught two touchdowns and had an interception on the first play.
Jenks captures Backyard Bowl
In arguably the state's biggest rivalry, Class 6A-I No. 2 Jenks shutout No. 4 Tulsa Union 28-0. Jayden Patrick, the Trojans' standout senior, caught a touchdown pass, threw a touchdown and caught an interception. The win gave Jenks its 41st win against Tulsa Union in the series.
Shattuck extends win streak to 37 against Destiny Christian
The state’s longest 8-man winning streak was extended to 37, as Class B No. 1 Shattuck used a big first half to topple independent Destiny Christian, 44-24. Jesse Gibson and Caden Laverty each rushed for two scores, as Shattuck finished with 311 rushing yards on 31 carries.
Owasso captures 16th straight win in Patriot Bowl
Class 6A top-ranked Owasso started quickly and didn't look back in its 32-6 win against No. 3 Broken Arrow. Sophomore quarterback Austin Havens completed 16-of-20 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns to receiver Cole Adams. Owasso outgained Broken Arrow, 426-165.
Cashion shuts out Minco
Cashion is on a mission. The Class A No. 2 Wildcats dominated No. 9 Minco 47-0 behind a big effort from junior quarterback Ben Harman, who passed for 349 yards. Senior running back Caden Harrell rushed for 80 yards and three touchdowns and Brexten Green (133) and Mason Manning (119) each topped 100 receiving yards.
Putnam North dominates Piedmont
Piedmont’s flexbone offense wasn't a problem for Class 6A-II No. 8 Putnam North, which forced five turnovers and allowed only 54 yards in its 39-3 win. Sophomore quarterback Carson Laverty passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns along with 44 rushing yards. Senior receiver Jeff Nwankwo had two touchdown catches.
Wagoner rallies to top Tahlequah
Trailing by a field goal at halftime, Class 4A No. 1 Wagoner’s defense clamped Tahlequah in the second half en route to a 19-3 win. Tahlequah managed only 107 yards on offense.
Despite 6 turnovers, Choctaw tops Van Buren (Ark.)
It wasn’t pretty by any means, but Choctaw did enough to earn its first win, 28-10 against Van Buren (Ark.). The Yellowjackets (1-1) had six turnovers, all in the first three quarters. Sophomore quarterback Steele Wasel threw two touchdowns and rushed for an additional two.
Yukon’s offense shines against Deer Creek
Yukon coach Jeremy Reed didn’t have a specific player who stood out from his team’s 62-20 win against Deer Creek, but instead the entire offensive line. It paved the way for the Millers (1-1) to rush for 448 yards while throwing for 112.
Here are some of the top Week 2 performances from outside the OKC metro:
- Cushing sophomore Camden Crooks had six receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns while recording 10 tackles and an interception in its 27-7 win at Class 3A No. 4 Perkins-Tryon.
- Claremore running back DeShawn Kinnard had 20 carries for 276 yards and three touchdowns as the Zebras topped Oologah 28-20.
- Sasakwa senior running back Thomas Rompf rushed 21 times for 252 yards and five touchdowns in a 64-14 win against Fox. He also surpassed 5,000 career rushing yards (5,086) and is up to 94 career touchdowns.
- Pocola quarterback Jaxson Rutledge completed 14-of-24 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for two scores and 165 yards on 18 carries in a 32-27 win against Sallisaw Central.
- Mangum sophomore quarterback Brody Shelby completed 16-of-26 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns in its 46-43 win against Hinton.
- Sulphur senior running back Logan Smith rushed for 278 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 28-0 win against Davis.
- Sapulpa senior running back Te’Zohn Taft had 16 carries for 213 yards and three touchdowns in its 48-21 win against Bartlesville.