Oklahoma Class 2A football: Boyce McIntosh leads Community Christian to playoff win while battling ankle injury
NORMAN – Boyce McIntosh has not been the same since Week 9 of the football season.
“In our game against Bethel, he got rolled up on our first drive of the game,” Community Christian coach Mat McIntosh said. “And he’s been battling a high ankle sprain since then.”
The Community Christian star quarterback has worn a supportive walking boot when he hasn’t been on the football field. And since the injury, Boyce has been unable to run.
But as the playoff game against Davis was approaching, the dual-threat quarterback had shown signs of improvement in his mobility.
“Going into the game we knew for us to have success he would need to be able to run,” Mat said. “Our statement was we needed 60 or 70 yards from him.”
Boyce tallied more than double what his coaches asked of him. He finished the game with 23 carries for 159 yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 21 of 29 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns. In total, Boyce was responsible for every touchdown in Community Christian’s 35-7 playoff win over Davis on Friday night.
“We were all surprised on how good he did move around last night,” Mat said.
With Boyce leading Community Christian (9-2) to a playoff victory, the Royals will travel to play undefeated Oklahoma Christian School (9-0). OCS is coming off a 70-41 win over Kellyville.
“Last night we executed as well as we have all year and that is definitely something we will have to match this week,” Mat said.