Oklahoma high school football: Highlights, numbers and things we learned from Week 8
Westmoore beats Edmond Memorial on final-second play
Westmoore senior quarterback Dayton Wolfe found an open receiver in the end zone with no time on the clock, then the Jaguars converted a two-point conversion to stun Edmond Memorial 28-27 on Friday. Westmoore (5-2, 3-1) trailed 27-13 early in the second half but was able to rally and remain in the race to host a first-round playoff game with the new postseason rules.
Southmoore gets third district win
Southmoore knows how to win close football games. The SaberCats are 3-5 under first-year coach Josh Norman, and all three of their wins have come by a combined six points. The latest triumph is a 21-20 win against Edmond North. Southmoore is tied with Norman North for third in the district standings, and the two teams are set to play in Week 10.
Del City picks up first win against Deer Creek
Not many people thought it would take until Week 8 for Del City to get its first week, but 2020 has provided numerous surprises. The stout Eagles squad topped Deer Creek 28-14 to collect its first win of the season. Del City (1-5, 1-3) had lost to five straight ranked squads and had a couple games canceled, but it now has a building block to get on a roll entering the playoffs.
Newcastle hands Washington first loss
Newcastle may be a dark-horse contender in Class 4A when the playoffs begin. The Racers dominated Class 2A No. 4 Washington 49-16 in a nondistrict matchup Friday, handing the Warriors their first loss. Newcastle’s only two losses came by 3 against No. 3 Tuttle and by 6 against No. 2 Weatherford. The Racers are a team to watch for with only two weeks until the playoffs.
Wagoner stays perfect
Braden Drake rushed for four touchdowns and Wagoner collected another shutout in its 48-0 win against Oologah. The Class 4A top-ranked Bulldogs have recorded five shutouts this season and allowed only 25 points while their defense has scored 38. Senior defensive end Isaac Smith, a Tulsa verbal commit, leads the stout unit.
Another win for Seminole’s Mike Snyder
Longtime Seminole coach Mike Snyder won his 369th career game Friday after his team topped Westville 55-12. The Chieftains are 4-2 and 3-2 in district play, with both losses coming against undefeated Stigler and Tulsa Lincoln Christian, who are tied for the district lead. Snyder is the all-time winningest football coach in state history and has a six-game lead over Bruce Hendrickson, who Snyder passed last season.
Marlow, Oklahoma Christian School stay perfect in Class 2A
Two of the surprise teams in Class 2A this season won Friday to continue their perfect seasons. Marlow moved to 7-0 after a 41-0 win against Marietta, setting up a big Week 9 matchup with undefeated Frederick. Oklahoma Christian School is also 7-0, and with wins against Blackwell and Hennessey to close the season, the Saints will win a district championship.
Here are some of the top performances from across the state:
- Tulsa Lincoln Christian quarterback Max Brown was 10-of-10 passing for 166 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 105 yards on 10 carries with two scores in a 63-6 win against Checotah.
- Claremore wide receiver Brooks Sherl caught three passes, all touchdowns, that went 12, 68 and 59 yards in a 50-2 win against Tulsa Hale.
- Sulphur senior running back Logan Smith had five touchdowns in a 53-0 win against Dickson. He had six carries for 196 yards and three scores, one 33-yard receiving touchdown and a 55-yard punt return touchdown.