The Edmond Sun


October 13, 2012

OCA Eagles win blowout, 48-0

EDMOND — The Oklahoma Christian Academy Eagles earned their third victory of the season after defeating the Macomb Hornets 48-0 Friday at Eagles Field in Edmond.

The Eagles didn’t waste any time on their first possession. Running back Chase Yager took the first carry of the game 52 yards and galloped into the end zone to give OCA the first score of the contest.

It wasn’t long before the Eagles struck again. After forcing the Hornets into a turnover on downs, OCA came out firing. Two passes from quarterback Adam Jacob hit the turf, but on third-and-10 from the Macomb 30-yard line Yager busted off a 17-yard run to keep the Eagles’ second drive alive. Three plays later Matt Lowe rumbled into the end zone and after the PAT the Eagles owned a 16-0 lead.

OCA’s defense stymied the Hornets offense on their second drive. The Hornets didn’t gain a yard after three plays and on the fourth play of the drive Adam Jacob picked off a pass and returned it 45 yards for the Eagles’ third score of the game. After the PAT the Eagles marched back to the sidelines with a 24-0 lead.

Macomb tried to answer on the following drive, but was once again forced into a three-and-out. The Hornets punted from their own 23, but only advanced the punt 15 yards to the 38-yard line, giving OCA excellent field position for their next drive.

The Eagles drove down to Macomb’s 11-yard line on their following possession. However, after an incompletion from Jacob to Nathaniel Garner, OCA turned the ball over on downs, the first time Macomb kept the Eagles out of the end zone all game.

After another three-and-out by Macomb, the Eagles once again wasted little time getting back on the board. Jacob connected with Ryan Ragusa for a 36-yard touchdown pass on the first play of OCA’s fourth drive of the game. Jacob finished the game 8-of-16 for 104 yards and one touchdown. After the failed PAT the Eagles led 30-0.

OCA got the ball back after another four-and-out forced by their defense. OCA gave up just nine yards through the air and 35 on the ground for the game and forced Macomb into six straight four-and-outs before the Hornets earned their first of two first downs.

The Eagles again put the ball in the end zone on the first play of their next drive. Yager took the first snap 40-yards for OCA’s sixth score of the game. After a second straight missed PAT, the Eagles commanded a 36-0 lead.

OCA put one more score on the board before halftime. After starting from Macomb’s 29-yard line, the Eagles moved down to the two-yard line setting up a Cody Poinsett touchdown run. OCA went into halftime with a 42-0 lead.

After forcing another four-and-out on Macomb’s final drive, the Eagles scored again. Garner replaced Jacob at quarterback and after collecting two first downs he hit Jake Rowley for a 17-yard touchdown pass to end the game early at 48-0.

“We worked really hard this past summer at finding our team’s strength,” OCA head coach Trey Sanchez said after the game. “Our strength is one-on-one matchups. Our quarterbacks have done a good job making reads and our receivers have done a good job catching the ball.”

OCA’s offense totaled 297 yards while their defense held the Hornets to just 44 yards. Yager, Regusa, Garner and Poinsett led the Eagles with seven tackles apiece.

“We’ve been looking for that shutout all season from our defense,” Sanchez said. “We’ve won some good games, but it’s good for the kids to see that when they play assignment football we can shut teams out.”

“I think we’re moving in a good direction as a program. Two of our losses are close games, but even with the extra losses our kids are realizing we’re heading in the right direction.”

The Eagles moved to 3-4 after the victory and will travel to Paoli to take on the Paoli Pugs on Oct. 18. OCA returns home on Oct. 26 to host the Fox Foxes at Eagles Field.

Text Only
  • Blackmon.jpg Local cops arrest NFL player on marijuana complaint

    The Edmond Police Department has released the incident report related to the arrest of ex-Oklahoma State star and current NFL player Justin Blackmon.
    Blackmon, 24, a product of Plainview High School in Ardmore, is a 6-1, 210-pound wide receiver in his second year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. At Oklahoma State University, he was a two-time Biletnikoff Award winner as the country’s best collegiate wide receiver.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Former OSU line coach having impact on Texas staff

    It was quite possibly the biggest coaching coup of the offseason and Oklahoma State was at the wrong end of it — former Cowboy offensive line coach Joe Wickline joining the staff for Charlie Strong’s Texas Longhorns.
    “It’s always good when you go hire staff and you look at just getting the right people within your program. And, a lot of times, guys know a lot of Xs and Os, but it’s all just about developing a player,” said Strong, Tuesday during the Big 12 Conference Football Media Days. “Joe and I, we’ve coached together at two different places. But just with him being within his conference and knowing the conference, he’s been a great asset.”

    July 22, 2014

  • spts-ESF Max McGreevy state champ.jpg Santa Fe alum McGreevy makes U.S. Amateur

    OU’s Max McGreevy, an Edmond Santa Fe graduate, and University of Tulsa’s Logan McCracken qualified for the 2014 U.S. Amateur, the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) prestigious annual event featuring the world’s finest amateur golfers. This year’s championship will be held at the venerable Atlanta Athletic Club (AAC) in Johns Creek, Aug. 9-17.

    Qualifying Players
    Max McGreevy, Edmond 67-65—132
    Logan McCracken, Oklahoma City 69-66—135

    1st Alt. Garrison Mendoza, Clinton 69-71—140
    2nd Alt. Thomas Johnson, Norman 71-69—140

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-OC Rhein Gibson 17 tee.jpg Gibson closes British Open with a 78, 3 birdies in final 6 holes

    Even if he didn’t post the score he wanted, Rhein Gibson left Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday knowing he at least finished strong.
    Gibson’s final-round 6-over-par 78 at the British Open looks a lot better when one considers he birdied three of his final six holes. The Oklahoma Christian alum finished his first major championship at 10-over-par 298 — in 72nd place overall — earning himself a paycheck of $20,840.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-OGA Reid mug.jpg Edmond’s Reid comes back to win Senior Stroke Play

    James Reid, of Edmond, rallied to win the OGA’s Senior Stroke Play Championship with a smoking 67 July 15 at the Trails Country Club in Norman. Edmond’s Jon Valuck tied for fifth place.
    In the pro series, Cameron Meyers of Edmond shot 68-70 for the top prize while Andrew Green of Edmond finished third.

    Oklahoma Golf Association
    Senior Stroke Play Championship
    July 14-15
    The Trails Golf Club
    Final Results

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-AF Will Conant kicker.jpg Air Force kicker Conant named to Groza Award watch list

    Air Force senior Will Conant, an Edmond Memorial graduate, is one of 30 players nationwide to be named to the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award watch list, as announced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
    Conant hit 32-of-33 PATs and 11-of-13 field-goal attempts last season. He ranked third in the conference in field-goal percentage with an 84.6 mark that is the fourth-best in school history and best since Joey Ashcroft hit 88.8 percent (16-18) in 2002.
    Conant is one of two kickers in Air Force history to hit three times from 50-plus yards in a season. He hit three 52-yard kicks last season (versus Colgate, San Diego State, New Mexico), matching Ryan Harrison’s three 50-plus field goals in 2007. Conant’s three 50-plus field goals already rank him third in school history in career 50-yard field goals.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-OC Rhein Gibson British Open.jpg OC alum Gibson holes pressure putt on 18, makes cut at British Open

    It was the biggest putt of Rhein Gibson’s life — which is saying something for a guy who once shot a world-record 55 — and the Oklahoma Christian alum and Edmond resident responded the way he has so many times before.
    A four-time NAIA All-American while at Oklahoma Christian University, Gibson made the 15-footer for a birdie on No. 18 as darkness descended at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, capping a 2-over-par 74 and allowing him to make the cut in the world’s most prestigious tournament.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-Senior Open Josh Cook hands on hips.jpg ‘Cook’-ing up a championship golf course

    When the practice rounds began at the U.S. Senior Open July 7, the ramblings were almost non-stop.
    From the players who live at the course to professional golfers from across the ocean and diverse parts of the globe, the consensus was that Oak Tree National was in tremendous shape and the players were keyed up to compete on it.
    “The golf course is fantastic,” Oak Tree resident Bob Tway said on the first day of competition July 10. “It’s hard, but it’s fantastic.

    July 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg OPINION: Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season

    Little news is truly made at the Southeastern Conference's media days, where players and coaches predict, insinuate and deflect in advance of this fall's college football season.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg OPINION: James bears the weight of Cleveland's championship dreams

    Can LeBron James change Cleveland sports history? Overcoming this city's tortured curse could prove impossible - even for the world's best basketball player.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo