Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways
Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday night.
Aerial attack a bonus for Perkins-Tryon
Outside of two interceptions, the Perkins-Tryon aerial attack had some strong moments. Five Demons caught passes with Teegan Shepard and Gannon McCutchen going over 50 yards. Perkins-Tryon had four completions of more than 20 yards, which is something to build upon.
It was better than it looked
The Edmond North offense was effectively moving the ball when it wasn't turning it over. The Huskies' offense put together a total of 259 yards, rushing for 155 and throwing for 104. They came just one drive short of tying the game.
Outshined by the defense
Putnam City's offense wasn't too bad either, but with the stellar defensive play, it was outshined in Friday night's win. The Pirates' offense put two scores on the board and accumulated 208 yards.
Midwest City posts shutout in second half
The Midwest City defense had a solid first half against Lawton, but the Bombers were even more dominant after the break. Lawton was held scoreless the remainder of the game and fell 34-9 for its first loss of the season. Midwest City has allowed just 15 points over the past two games.
Stingy defenses prevail
Lawton and Midwest City struggled through the air in the first half. Lawton senior quarterback Donovan Dorsey threw three interceptions, and Midwest City sophomore DeAngelo Irvin Jr. had two. The quarterbacks weren’t the only players to blame. One of Irvin’s interceptions bounced off the chest of a receiver. On the ensuing possession, Dorsey threw an interception that went through the hands of one of his receivers.
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 ›
Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›
James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›