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Football Week 10 Preview: John Marshall hosts Kingfisher in season finale

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Not executing to its previous offensive standards at Perkins last week, the John Marshall football team hopes to have corrected those mistakes in Thursday night’s season finale against Kingfisher, and with a win secured third place in the final district standings.
“Against Perkins, we lacked some execution in the little things,” Bears coach Aso Pogi said. “We want to be sharp this week against Kingfisher and finish the season strong.”

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Football Week 9 Spotlight: Tarman’s big 2nd half propels Irish to win

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Without two of his main weapons, McGuinness quarterback Luke Tarman keyed the Irish offense not only with his arm but more with his legs in leading them to a 33-7 win over Guthrie last Friday night at Pribil Stadium.
“This is the second week in a row that Luke has taken over the game,” coach Brian Pierce said after the game. “He’s just that type of player than can put the team on his shoulders and lead us to a win.”

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Football Week 9 Roundup: Antlers shut out PC West

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Deer Creek’s goal to win its final three games to secure a potential playoff berth is two-thirds of the way complete after a 63-0 win over PC West on Friday.
Tailback LeMorris Davis rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns, while tailback Tyler Travis had 121 yards and two TDs to lead the 6A II No. 8 Antlers (5-4, 3-3 District 6AII-1).
Quarterback Gavin Houska went a perfect 8-for-8 passing for 161 yards with a pair of TD passes to Will Michael and Ian McCall.

Chargers whip Blackwell

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Football Week 9 Preview: Irish face Guthrie for spot in district title game

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Coming off what coach Brian Pierce called its “most complete game,” McGuinness just has to get through Guthrie this Friday to set up a District 5A-2 title game at Carl Albert in Week 10.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Pribil Stadium.
Guthrie (3-5, 2-3), a perennial playoff team, has struggled this season with injuries and has been eliminated from playoff contention.
However, the Class 5A No. 1 Irish (7-1, 5-0), which won 29-7 at Piedmont last Friday, aren’t taking the Bluejays lightly.

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Football Week 8 Spotlight: Travis leads Deer Creek to win at PCO

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With the game tied at 3-3, Deer Creek pinned Putnam City inside its own 15-yard line early in the first quarter. Antler defensive back Elijah Allen intercepted a pass and returned it to the 9-yard line.
On the next play, tailback Tyler Travis scored one of his four touchdowns and helped propel Deer Creek to a 47-3 over the Pirates last Friday night at Pirate Stadium.
“Eli made a great play on the ball to pick it off,” Deer Creek coach Wade Standley said after the game. “That really kick started our offense.”

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Football Wek 8 Roundup: Chargers dominate Kingfisher

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Class 3A No. 1 Heritage Hall likely secured no worse than a share of the District 3A-1 title with a 27-3 victory over Kingfisher last Friday at Pop Murray Field.
Tailback Jayden Williams scored on two short touchdown runs of 4 and 1 yards.
Quarterback Jackson Jobe tossed a 33-yard TD to Phillip Smitherman and ran for another 2-yard score for the Chargers (7-0, 5-0 District 3A-1).

Irish crush Piedmont

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Football Week 8 Preview: Possible playoff stretch starts for Antlers at PCO

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It’s a simple formula for the Deer Creek football team to reach the playoffs for the first time since move up to Class 6A, Division 2.
The Antlers need to win their final three games, starting this Friday at Putnam City, to earn a berth in the postseason.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Putnam City Stadium.
“We need to win our next three to have a shot at the playoffs,” Antlers coach Wade Standley said. “We’ve had a rash of injuries but our team has continued to persevere.”
At the low point, seven starters missed at least one game.

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Football Week 7 Spotlight: John Marshall runs over Mount St. Mary

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Scoring three touchdowns on just four offensive plays, John Marshall cruised to a 52-7 victory over Fridayland rival Mount St. Mary last Thursday night at historic Taft Stadium.
“In a game like this, it just comes down to us and how we’re playing,” coach Aso Pogi said after the game. “I was very pleased with how consistently we played at a high level.”
Star receiver Tim Stephens accounted for four touchdowns to lead the Bears (6-1, 1-3 District 3A-1).

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Football Week 7 Roundup: Chargers blank Bridge Creek

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Heritage Hall’s offense had another big night as the 3A No. 1 Chargers rolled to a 59-0 win at Bridge Creek on Thursday.
Quarterback Jackson Jobe and receiver Phillip Smitherman scored three touchdowns each for the Hall (6-0, 4-0 District 3A-1). Jobe tossed two TD passes of 95 and 5 yards to Smitherman and a 22-yarder to Joe Washington II.
Smitherman also caught a 70-yard TD from Robert Mbroh.

Irish run over Lawton Ike