FROM STAFF REPORTS
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.
The Longhorns opened District 3A-6 play with a bang, relying heavily on the legs of Stookey.
Stookey put the Longhorns ahead 6-0 in the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run.
The Longhorns’ lead increased to 12-0 on Koltyn Morel’s 1-yard touchdown run.
Shortly thereafter, the Longhorns forced a safety in the end zone when the snapped sailed over the head of the Okmulgee punter to make it 14-0.
Stookey’s second touchdown in the first half — another 1-yard run — carried the Longhorns into halftime with an impressive 20-0 lead.
Okmulgee finally got on the board in the third quarter as Brad Bell scampered in for a 6-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 20-6.
An 18-yard touchdown pass from Bell to Kyle Shores to open the fourth quarter narrowed Inola’s lead to 20-12.
The Longhorns, however, tallied 23 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from Okmulgee.
Stookey’s 3-yard touchdown run and Nick Ariaz’s 28-yard interception return for a touchdown increased the Longhorns’ lead to 35-14.
Stookey’s final touchdown — a 40-yard run — pushed the Inola lead to 43-12.
Okmulgee’s final points of the game came on a two-point safety late in the game.
The Longhorns improved to 1-0 in district and will return to action on Friday night at Hilldale.