Home, sweet, home.
The Oologah Mustangs have spent the first two weeks of the young football season on the road — with a 1-1 record to show for it.
Heading into Week 3, Oologah finally gets to play in a friendly environment — Mustang Stadium — against their Highway 169 rival — the Collinsville Cardinals.
For the third consecutive week, the Mustangs are facing a Class 5A opponent before heading into District 4A-3 action.
In the season opener, Claremore held off Oologah, 17-14 in the final “Battle of Rogers County” at Lantow Field. Then, in Week 2, Oologah rebounded with a 23-13 win over the Skiatook Bulldogs.
Against Skiatook, sophomore running back Jimmy McKinney scored a pair of touchdowns in the first and second quarter on runs of 5 and 4 yards to put Oologah ahead 13-0.
Then, a 22-yard field goal by Wyatt Tucker gave Oologah a 16-0 halftime lead.
Quarterback Payton Craig connected with his favorite target — Breyden DeSpain — for a 14-yard touchdown in the third quarter as Oologah took a 23-0 lead.
Skiatook, however, tallied all 13 of its points in the fourth quarter.
Collinsville, meanwhile, is 1-1 on the season after beating Skiatook, 21-10 in the season opener and falling to Catoosa, 21-14 last Friday night.
The Cardinals, under head coach Kevin Jones, are led offensively by quarterback Zane McElroy (6-2, 210) and senior wide receiver T.J. Johnson (6-1, 190).
Collinsville led 7-0 in the first quarter against Catoosa on Rick Robbins’ 75-yard interception return. The Cardinals took a 14-13 lead in the third quarter on Shawn Koschefki’s 60-yard touchdown run.
Home, sweet, home.
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One year after watching Derrick Reliford drag Collinsville defenders down the field, the Cardinals still haven’t found a way of stoppping the Claremore running back.
On Friday night, Reliford tallied 165 rushing yards and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 10-yard run in overtime to lead the Zebras past Collinsville, 42-38 in the District 5A-4 opener at Lantow Field.
Claremore senior second baseman Stephanie Schivally thrives under pressure.
With two outs and the count 2-2, Schivally delivered the biggest hit of her senior year — a game-winning single in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Schivally’s clutch single allowed Claremore senior center fielder Madison Bright to score from second base and sparked the Lady Zebras to a 4-3 win over Tahlequah Thursday afternoon.
Sequoyah soars past Sperry on Homecoming
Claremore Sequoyah opened District 3A-5 play with a 38-7 homecoming victory over Sperry Friday night at the Pope Sports Complex.
The Eagles (3-1, 1-0) host traditional power Seminole in their final non-district contest on Friday. Sequoyah then returns to district action the following Friday with a third consecutive home game, against Blackwell.
Verdigris blasts Blackwell on Homecoming
It was just like old times for Verdigris High School Friday night against Blackwell.
Running back Tanner Boles returned to the lineup, scoring three touchdowns, the defense intercepted four passes and 10 runners piled up 258 yards, leading the Cardinals to a 54-16 homecoming dismantling of the Maroons.
Pryor rallies past Coweta in wild overtime finish
Brennon Barth ran for five touchdowns, including the eventual game-winner in overtime, to send Pryor into a frenzy with its first district win, a 42-41 win at Coweta Friday night.
Inola pounds Okmulgee, 43-14
Inola senior quarterback Mason Stookey got the Longhorns back in the win column Friday night, scoring four touchdowns in a 43-14 win over Okmulgee.
Chouteau rallies past Chelsea, 30-20
You just kind of had that feeling that things were going to be different this year for Chouteau football.
Call them the “Comeback Kids,” the “Cardiac Kids,” or the “Wedding Crashers.” One thing you cannot call these 2013 Chouteau Wildcats are “quitters,” and that showed once again Friday night.
Down 20-14 heading into the fourth quarter, Chouteau scored 16 unanswered points to secure a 30-20 win over Chelsea on their homecoming night. The win finally sheds a monkey off the backs of the Wildcats as it was their first district win since 2007.
Evitt runs for 311 yards, Wagoner topples Catoosa
The Wagoner Bulldogs opened District 4A-3 play in convincing fashion with a ground attack that rushed for an even 400 yards and enabled the Bulldogs to take the victory 35-20 over the Catoosa Indians at W.L. Odom Stadium on Friday night.
Lady Zebras dominate Tahlequah, 6-2
Two days after a lackluster performance in a 3-2 extra-inning loss to Skiatook, the Claremore Lady Zebras played like ‘champions’ and dealt Tahlequah its first loss in Metro Lakes Conference play Thursday afternoon.
Behind Ally Johnson’s dominating performance in the circle, along with Stephanie Schivally’s 2-for-4 presence at the plate, the Lady Zebras rolled past Tahlequah, 6-2 at Lady Tigers Field.
Big plays doom Zebras
Claremore head coach Rob Gilbreath told his team after Friday’s 59-35 loss to Class 5A No. 3 McAlester that the difference in the outcome came down to four plays.
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