Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

September 22, 2013

Foyil’s Crane gets first coaching win

FOYIL — Otis Crane will remember Sept. 20 for a long time.

The long-time Foyil assistant football coach netted his first heading coaching victory Friday night, leading the Panthers past Oklahoma Union, 34-14 at McGregor Field.

After back-to-back losses to Ketchum and Chelsea, the third-time around — second on the home turf — proved to be the lucky charm for Crane and Foyil.

Senior running back Justin Chaisson got the night started off on a good note with 13-yard touchdown run that put Foyil ahead 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Chaisson’s hard-nosed running, thanks to the interior blocking up front by Daltun Pierce and Seth Hedges, helped Foyil establish a solid running game.

Oklahoma Union, however, answered with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to lead 14-6.

Kody Webb, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound bruising running back, galloped 40 yards for his first of two touchdowns in the quarter that tied the game at 6-6.

Moments later, Webb added an 8-yard touchdown run and then tallied the two-point conversion to put Oklahoma Union up 14-6.

Right before halftime, Foyil’s Joseph Schubert followed Pierce’s blocking for a 10-yard touchdown that knotted the game at 14-14.

Foyil’s offense, led by senior quarterback Brett Whitaker, outscored Oklahoma Union, 20-0 in the second half.

Colten Self’s fumble recovery in the end zone put Foyil ahead for good at 21-14 in the third quarter.

Then, in the fourth quarter, Dalton Powers caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Whitaker to increased the Panthers’ lead to 28-14.

Whitaker added a 75-yard touchdown moments later to secure his coach’s first win.

The win over Oklahoma Union improved Foyil to 1-2 on the season. The Panthers travel to Warner on Friday in District A-8 competition.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0292web.jpg ‘All-State Sluggers’

    When Claremore’s Matt Whatley takes his place behind the plate tonight in the Oklahoma Coaches Association Large School East-West All-State baseball game, the former Zebra catcher will be right at home.
    Whatley, who started four years as the catcher for the Zebras, finds his final high school baseball game taking place in his future college ballpark.
    Last November, Whatley and his long-time friend, Bryce Howe, signed NCAA Division I baseball scholarships to play for the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles.
    Tonight, those dreams come true for Whatley and Jenks outfielder Cadon Owens, who will be joining his former Bearcats teammate on the East squad. Also, Verdigris' Ryan Skalnik will start at third base for the Large East All-State team.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GOLF: OSU's Jelly wins Oklahoma State Amateur

    Oklahoma State's Brendon Jelley captured the Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship on Wednesday with a 1-up victory over Preston Crawford at The Patriot Golf Club.

    July 29, 2014

  • OSU wrestling to host Alumni Reunion

    Oklahoma State wrestling will host an alumni reunion for former Cowboy wrestlers, trainers and managers on Sept. 19-20 in Stillwater.

    July 29, 2014

  • OU's Mixon claims self defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon says the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense.

    July 29, 2014

  • Sooners' secondary gets ready for changes

    There’s a reason Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 Conference and a front-runner to get a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

    The experience – especially on defense – is the leading cause.

    July 29, 2014

  • SOFTBALL: Adair aiming high in 2014

    Adair's Lady Warriors have never shied away from the spotlight.

    Head coach Chell Looney's team will have plenty of chances to earn respect and a shot at the program's third straight regional tournament appearance.

    July 29, 2014

  • Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official

    Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern

    No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

    For that, he credits the push for them to unionize.

    July 29, 2014

  • NFL: Make or break season for Rams QB Bradford

    It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.

    Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads.

    July 29, 2014