20180907 Verdigris vs. Victory Christian FBB

Sophomore wide receiver, Kaleson Marshall makes a 35-yard reception under pressure, in the first quarter of the Cardinals' game against the Victory Christian Conquerors, Friday night at Verdigris.

VERDIGRIS — Victory Christian was good early ... good enough to get a 31-15 win at Verdigris Friday night.

The Cardinals were hoping to get their first win of the season after falling last week to Sperry, 37-14, but they were behind from the start.

It took less than two minutes for Sperry to claim the lead, as the Conquerors scored on a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter for a 12-0 advantage.

Two rushing touchdowns of 5 and 80 yards in the second and third quarters put the Conquerors up 24-0 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Cardinals finally got something to cheer about late in the fourth quarter as Hayden Hutchinson scored on a 26-yard run A Toby Willis two-point conversion reception made it 24-8 with 4:230 to play.

But Victory Christian put the game away two minutes later with a 62-yard touchdown run. It was 31-8.

Verdigris wasn’t done. Hutchinson scored on a 3-yard scoot with 10 seconds to play.

Stat-wise, the two teams were comparable — Victory with 387 total yards to 346 from Verdigris. The Cardinals ran for 262 yards but threw for just 84. Victory also had more penalties (10-71 yards) than Verdigris (7-60).

Hutchinson ran for 238 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards.

Quarterbacks Brant Hager and Hayden Jones combined for 84 passing yards.

In other games around Rogers County, it was Catoosa 48, Glenpool 22; Skiatook 22, Oologah 7; Inola 34, Salina 7; Fairland 49, Chelsea 0; Foyil 52, Bluejacket 6; and Claremore Christian 54, Cross Christian 8.