The Edmond Sun

Sports

November 16, 2013

Midwest City, mistakes, end Santa Fe’s season

MIDWEST CITY — Costly mistakes at crucial moments was the theme for the Edmond Santa Fe Wolves Friday night in a 49-25 first-round Class 6A playoff loss to the Midwest City Bombers at Jim Darnell Stadium.

Santa Fe closes out the season at 6-5 while the Bombers improve to 9-2 on the year.

Santa Fe head coach Lance Manning said costly penalties proved to be the undoing of his squad.

“We made mistakes that we haven’t made the past few years,” Manning said. “It was costly mistakes at crucial times that took momentum away from us. We let one get away from us.”

Midwest City scored first when quarterback Brendan Brown connected with Connor Kinsey for a 31-yard touchdown pass with 7:34 left in the first quarter. The extra point was good and the Bombers led 7-0.

Santa Fe’s Darren Williams got the Wolves on the scoreboard with a 24-yard touchdown run with 2:16 left in the first quarter. Edward Smith’s extra point was blocked making it 7-6.

The Bombers extended their lead with a 11-yard touchdown pass from Brendan Brown to Kesean Brown with 10:08 left in the second quarter. The PAT was good and Midwest City led 13-6.

Kesean Brown scored his second touchdown on a four-yard run with 59 seconds left in the first half. A two-point conversion by Cedric Fair made it 21-6 at halftime.

Santa Fe opened the second-half scoring when quarterback Keaton Torre connected with Malik Earl on a 49-yard touchdown pass with 10:19 left in the third quarter to get within 21-13.

Brown scored his third touchdown of the night when he returned a kickoff 80 yards to score with 10:08 left in the third quarter. The extra point was good and Midwest City led 28-13.

The Wolves answered with 9:11 left in the third when Earl caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Torre. The extra point was blocked and the score was 28-19 in Midwest City’s favor.

The Bombers extended their lead when Brendan Brown had a quarterback sneak for a 35-19 advantage.

Midwest City scored again when Bryan Hartfield ran a Torre interception back 30 yards for the touchdown.

Kesean Brown scored his final touchdown on the night on a six-yard run with 10:22 left in the game.

The Wolves got the final score of the night when Torre connected with Earl on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 7:47 left in the fourth quarter. The two-point conversion failed making it a final of 49-25.

Manning said Midwest City played a solid game much like they have all season.

“They (Midwest City) have a really good defense and they run the ball well offensively which are the same things they have been doing all year,” Manning said.

Manning said he was disappointed in how the season ended and says injuries to key players including star quarterback Justice Hansen played in part in that.

“I know injuries had something to do with it, especially when you lose one of the best quarterbacks in the country it is going to affect you,” Manning said. “But, you can’t get wrapped up in what you don’t have. You have to be ready to play.”

Manning said he and his staff will evaluate what changes need to happen and get ready for next season.

“We will evaluate what we need to adjust and see what we can do to improve in the offseason,” Manning said.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 042414 SF-choc01.jpg SLIDESHOW: Wolves swat Yellowjackets

    Hosting Choctaw Thursday evening in the Edmond Tournament, Edmond Santa Fe put up seven runs in the second inning and didn't let the Yellowjackets back in the game en route to an 11-3 win.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • 042214 DC-mac g01.jpg SLIDESHOW: Deer Creek soccer squads take on Lawton Mac Deer Creek welcomed the Lawton MacArthur Highlanders Tuesday evening for a pair of Class 5A soccer matches.

    April 23, 2014

  • 042214 mem-nor01.jpg SLIDESHOW: Edlam baseball
    The Edmond North Huskies got an 8-5 road win against rival Edmond Memorial on Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg OPINION: Basketball stars may linger on campus a while longer

    The NBA seems serious about raising its minimum age, which could signal the end of the one-and-done era in college basketball.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 042114 OCS-Cas01.jpg SLIDESHOW: OCS Saints travel to Casady

    The Oklahoma Christian School Saints built a 5-run lead in the first two innings at Casady Monday afternoon, and held a 5-3 advantage until the wheels fell off in the sixth inning and the Saints gave up six runs en route to a 9-5 loss.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • spts-Will Kropp line up putt.jpg Edmond’s Kropp holds off Cabrera to win in Cordoba

    William Kropp, a 24-year-old rookie from Edmond, managed to hold off local favorite Ángel Cabrera to win the 83rd Abierto OSDE del Centro presented by FiberCorp Sunday.
    His victory at the Cordoba Golf Club, in Cabrera’s hometown of Villa Allende, was his first in just five career starts on the NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
    “My plan for the first half of the Tour season was to get adjusted to traveling across the region and playing new courses,” said Kropp, who had finished in a tie for third only three weeks ago in Guatemala. “It’s really a great bonus to win a tournament as important as this one early in the year.”
    Kropp finished at 8-under par 276, one shot ahead of the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters champion. Cabrera was trying to win the tournament for the ninth time in his career and he was also seeking to become the first three-time champion on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Edmond residents partake in Boston Marathon

    More than 35,000 runners participated in today’s Boston Marathon. Several were from Edmond. Their finishing times and overall place according to results posted by the Boston Athletic Association at baa.org were:

    Boyett, Ken: 3:24:21; 7,591
    Cherry, Steven: 3:10:27; 4,240
    Domina, Christie: 3:50:43; 15,473
    Gregg, Gary: 3:20:58; 6,694  
    Hendrickson, Gina: 3:10:03; 4,152
    Judd, Kevin: 3:19:40; 6,374
    Pillow, Jonathan: 2:47:53; 775   
    Rupel, Patrick: 2:59:08; 2,180  
    Tucker, Noel: 4:13:58; 20,277
    Williams, Michael: 3:41:38; 12,905

    April 21, 2014

  • spts-EN Gia Nellius race against time.jpg Edmond North perfect in district soccer standings

    The Edmond North Lady Huskies are an untarnished 4-0 in district after smothering Putnam North Thursday 5-nothing with their defense once again.
    It was Gia Nellius who broke out with four goals. Nellius was the beneficiary of a pair of assists from Abbey Bright and another from Shanna Rolfs. Nellius booted home one shot unassisted.
    Rounding out the Edmond North scoring was a Haley Felix goal.
    The Lady Huskies venture to Choctaw Tuesday for a 6 p.m. matchup with the Lady Yellowjackets.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg OPINION: Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil

    The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kaiser joins Thunder ownership group

    Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors as a new partner in The Professional Basketball Club LLC, which owns the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thunder Chairman and CEO Clayton I. Bennett made the announcement Friday. Kaiser is purchasing the ownership interest of Tom L. Ward.
    “We are honored to welcome George Kaiser as a member of the ownership group of the Oklahoma City Thunder,” Bennett said. “George is a well-respected and important Oklahoma business leader, as well as one of the state and nation’s top philanthropists. His commitment to successful business and community leadership is in true alignment with that of the Thunder.
    “I also appreciate the commitment and leadership provided by Tom Ward as a member of our ownership group from the beginning,” Bennett added.

    April 18, 2014

Photos