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Oklahoma high school football: Big fourth quarter propels Chandler past Crossings Christian

Chandler football coach Jack Gray couldn't figure out why his team struggled early.

The Lions' defense was stout, but the offense hadn't found momentum. The big plays Chandler had become accustomed to in the first three weeks of the season weren't there. But Gray said his team didn't panic.

Chandler scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and topped Crossings Christian 36-0 on Friday to open district play. The Lions scored on a punt return touchdown and star sophomore running back Casmen Hill capped the late scoring burst with an 85-yard touchdown run.

"We had a pretty lopsided penalty count," Gray said. "Any time we had a big play, we would make a mistake and get a penalty and put us behind. But we cleaned it up and played pretty well in the fourth quarter."

Chandler moves to 3-1 on the season, with its only loss coming in Week 3 at Class 2A No. 4 Beggs by one point in overtime. 

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Chandler's Casmen Hill rushes during the high school football game between Crossing Christian and Chandler at Crossings Christian Schools in Oklahoma City , Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Chandler's Casmen Hill rushes during the high school football game between Crossing Christian and Chandler at Crossings Christian Schools in Oklahoma City , Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Photo by Sarah Phipps, 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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