BULLDOGS WIN IN CHOCTAW
Talented Edmond Memorial runner Warren Wand’s four touchdowns and 342 yards rushing and teammate Ashton Antwine’s 81-yard interception return for a TD in the fourth quarter was more than the upstart Choctaw Yellowjackets could handle as the Bulldogs won for the second time in as many weeks Friday night.
After Antwine jumped a route in the left flat and sped across the goal line, the score sealed the deal en route to a 56-35 Memorial win. Antwine’s touchdown with 9:16 to play in regulation enabled the ’Dogs to pull away from the Jackets by a 34-21 count.
Choctaw held leads of 7-3, 13-10 and 21-17 behind quarterback Jonah Llanusa’s four rushing scores and a 154 scrambling yards out of the shotgun.
But Edmond took the lead for good at 24-21 with just under three minutes to go before intermission when Wand plowed in from a yard out. He set up his own trip into the end zone with a 62-yard burst up the middle of the field to the Yellowjacket 2-yard line. Wand also broke out for mammoth runs of 43, 22, 44 and 52 yards, with the latter two going for TDs. His remaining score was a 7-yard run in the opening period which was set up by a Choctaw roughing the kicker penalty on a fourth-and-long situation.
Fellow Bulldog Waylan Anderson contributed a pair of touchdowns and ran for 34 yards on just five touches and Jalon Smith led the receiving corps on a run-heavy night with two catches for 24 yards.
Memorial kicker Justin Marcha was perfect on the night, booting field goals from 30 and 32 yards out and making good on all six extra-point tries. The remaining conversion was run in by Wand.
Choctaw falls to 1-6 with its lone win over Putnam West while the Bulldogs move to 2-5 after drowning Mustang 41-13 a week earlier.
— Scott Wanish, Special to The Sun
SAINTS TOP DIBBLE
Oklahoma Christian School had little trouble with Dibble Friday night, winning 56-7 on the road.
OCS quarterback Austin Brooks was a perfect 11-of-11 passing for five touchdowns, 258 yards and no interceptions.
The Saints were never forced to punt in a game that saw OCS reel off 451 yards of offense.
Six Saints caught balls from Brooks, with Connor Sikes (76 yards, two touchdowns) and Blake Barnes (70 yards, two touchdowns) leading the way.
Six OCS runners split 193 yards on the ground, with touchdowns coming from Luke Frankfurt, Garrett Kilborn and Palmer Rice, who led the running corps with 61 yards.
OCS will welcome rival Christian Heritage Academy on Thursday.
DEER CREEK DOMINANCE CONTINUES
The Deer Creek Antlers received little competition Thursday evening at Western Heights, shutting out the Jets 69-0.
The rout began on the opening drive, when Caden Sander intercepted a Western Heights pass and returned it 31 yards for a score to put Deer Creek up 7-0 after Dillon Noble’s kick. The Antlers went on to score 28 points in the first period.
DC QB Joel Blumenthal was 9-of-10 passing for 191 yards and three touchdowns.
Jacob Anderson (87 yards, two touchdowns) and Jared Rayburn (21 yards, one touchdown) led six Antler receivers.
Brennan Miyake (76 yards, three touchdowns) was at the forefront of a Deer Creek running attack that put up 253 rushing yards.
The Deer Creek defense allowed Western Heights to complete just two passes for 30 yards, and held Jets runners to -7.
Deer Creek will travel to Guthrie on Thursday for a matchup of District 5A-2 unbeatens.