A pair of 4A Rogers County high school football teams remain undefeated after Week 3 of the football season.
No. 3-ranked Oologah is no surprise at 3-0. The three-time state runner-up in Class 4A answered an early Glenpool score with 51 unanswered points to win its third straight game to start the season. Chance Deitz accounted for four touchdowns in the 51-21 romp.
One that wasn’t predicted was Catoosa. The Indians opened the season unranked, but beat No. 10 Sallisaw in the opener, held off 5A Collinsville in Week 2 and strolled past Coweta 19-0 Friday on three short touchdown runs by quarterback Daniel Queen. Queen scored on runs of 4, 1 and 1 yards. The Catoosa defense held Coweta to just eight first downs, and 148 total yards.
In other games, Claremore Christian is still looking for its first win of the season after its 54-20 loss to Prue Friday. Despite the loss, Mason Mullins ran for 201 yards and two touchdowns and has 737 yards and nine TDs on the season. Zeke Gastulum was 77 yards and a score. The Warriors (0-3) trailed just 22-20 at the half, but things got away from them in the fourth quarter.
“We are just having a hard time putting together four complete quarters,” Coach Ryan Mullins said. “Same story all season.”
Claremore used two touchdown runs by Coleman Parsons and two touchdown passes from Noah Grimett to Dylan Kedzior to erase a 14-7 deficit and throttle Tulsa Edison 35-21 Friday to improve to 2-1. They open district play at Tulsa Hale Friday.
Despite an injury to quarterback Tristan Diaz, Claremore Sequoyah hung on to beat Locust Grove 50-38 Friday. The Eagles (3-1) used Miguel Fulgencio, who ran for 181 yards and three scores. The Eagles got Nathan Stritzke back, who was injured during the preseason. Stritzke filled in at quarterback, threw for one touchdown, ran for another and intercepted a pass.
Verdigris (2-2) enjoyed an easy night with a 50-6 romp of Nowata. Peyton Cox and Nathan Steidley each ran for three scores and the Cardinals led 50-0 at the half. The second half was played with a continuous clock.
Inola fell to 2-2 with a 46-6 loss to Sperry Friday. The Longhorns’ only score came in the second quarter as Colton Oliver hit Wyatt Oliver for a 24-yard touchdown. Inola trailed just 19-6 at the half. The Horns defense couldn’t stop Sperry’s Beau Teel, who was 12-for-15 for 227 yards and a touchdown.
Chelsea couldn’t keep up the momentum after its first win of the season last week. The Green Dragons (1-3) fell at Salina Friday 44-14. Chelsea opens district play at Commerce (2-2) Friday.
Foyil saw their homecoming end with frowns Friday as visiting Porter Consolidated won a 26-12 battle. The Panthers (1-2) will host Hulbert to start district play Friday.