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.
BULLDOGS WIN IN CHOCTAW
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