The Edmond Sun

November 23, 2013

Oklahoma Christian gaining momentum

Saints win second consecutive playoff contest on the road

The Edmond Sun

LINDSAY — Oklahoma Christian School lost a lot to graduation after winning the Class 2A state championship last December in Stillwater.

But no one is counting the Saints out anymore, as OCS won its second consecutive playoff contest in as many weeks Saturday afternoon in Lindsay, with both being road wins. The Saints blitzed Chisholm on Nov. 15 in the first round.

Oklahoma Christian found itself in a 10-0 hole after the opening stanza, but like all postseason, OCS workhorse running back Luke Frankfurt came to the rescue, tallying a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to boost the Saints to a 21-10 halftime lead over the Leopards. The Saints (9-3) cruised to victory in the latter half by a 38-16 final. They will host 10-2 Hartshorne Friday night in the ensuing postseason round. Hartshorne got by Commerce 17-7 to advance to the state quarterfinals.

 Frankfurt dove in from a yard and four yards away respectively in the game-changing second period as teammate Thomas Qualls slammed the door on Lindsay on a nine-yard touchdown pass to Connor Sikes for a 21-10 advantage just before half.

Frankfurt rushed for 135 yards on 15 carries in the opening half and also snatched three passes for 40 yards from Qualls, who was precise on 7-of-8 passes for 68 yards. On defense, Frankfurt also intercepted a Lindsay pass as did teammates Jared Goff, Kade VanMeter and Cameron James.

Oklahoma Christian outrushed the Leopards, 120-2 in the first half and 270-8 for the game as Frankfurt totalled 252 rushing yards on 27 carries with four TDs. In the second half, Frankfurt rumbled into the end zone from just a yard out and then with still gas left in the tank, he smoked the Lindsay defense for a 42-yard scoring jaunt.

Qualls added 36 yards rushing and was 11-for-12 passing with a TD and 108 passing yards.

Saint Will McKinnis caught three passes for 22 yards and kicker Jack Markmiller was a perfect 5-for-5 on point-after-touchdown kicks and made good on a 31-yard field goal to account for all of the OCS scoring.