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November 23, 2013

Panthers eliminate Wetumka for 2nd year in a row

WETUMKA, Okla. —  Trenton Grimes scored five times to lead Pond Creek-Hunter past No. 2-ranked Wetumka 54-14 Friday in the second round of the Class B playoffs.

PC-Hunter, the No. 2 seed out of district B-1, bounced Wetumka from the second round for the second-straight postseason.

Grimes opened the scoring with a 31-yard run in the first quarter, scoring again from 6 yards in the opening frame that also included an 11-yard scoring run by Harley Comeau and a safety on a Wetumka snap that sailed through the back of the endzone.

The Chieftains (11-1) were down 22-0 after one quarter and never challenged Pond Creek-Hunter’s lead, losing for the first time this season and for just the second time in 24 games — both losses were season-ending defeats by the Panthers.

Wetumka scored its first points on a 1-yard run by Chase Williams and added another score on a Williams touchdown pass, but never pulled closer than 40-14, with Pond Creek-Hunter (11-1) adding a 3-yard scoring run by quarterback Josh Irvin and a 36-yard touchdown run by Grimes in the fourth.

Pond Creek-Hunter will play the Alex-Davenport next week at a neutral site.

Kingfisher 48, Jones 0

KINGFISHER — Landon Nault eclipsed 2,000 yards rushing on the season and 7,000 in his career as Kingfisher blanked visiting Jones  48-0 on a cold Friday night in the Class 3A playoffs.

Nault rushed for 144 yards on 23 carries, scoring twice including the game’s first points on a 66-yard score in the first quarter. Quarterback Docker Haub completed five of nine passes for 102 yards and touchdowns to Jace Sternberger and Bradyn Shepard.

Jones (7-5), the No. 2 seed out of 3A-1, finished with just six first downs on 116 yards and turned the ball over three times. Sternberger returned one a fumble 19 yards for a score to set off a 26-point third quarter for the YellowJackets, and Wendell Prim returned an interception 33 yards for another score, the game’s final tally.

Kingfisher (12-0) will play the winner of a second-round game between Checota and Beggs that was postponed until 7:30 tonight.

LAVERNE 50, KEOTA 0

LAVERNE — Dalton Birch had touchdown runs of 14, 41 and seven yards, Tucker Rolf rushed for 129 yards — including a 65-yard touchdown — and caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Harris as top-ranked Laverne won its 26th straight game, coasting to a 50-0 mercy-rule victory over Keota Friday night in a Class B quarterfinal contest.

The Tigers’ defense also scored when Tanner Allen returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown.

The Tigers outgained Keota 280 to 76 yards, holding the Lions to minus-7 yards rushing.

With the win, Laverne, the defending Class B champions, moved into the semifinal round next week against Rejoice Christian, a 52-6 winner over Fox on Friday. Laverne now is 12-0. Keota finishes the season at 9-3.

SHARON-MUTUAL 58,

THACKERVILLE 40

THACKERVILLE — Cooper Free, one of three players with over 100 yards rushing for Sharon-Mutual, tallied 258 yards on the ground and scored six touchdowns as the Trojans knocked off previously unbeaten Thackerville 58-40 in a Class C quarterfinal playoff game Friday.

The Trojans gained 474 yards, all on the ground, and built up a 34-12 lead by halftime. Connor Harris added 110 yards rushing and Justin Custar had 106 yards for Sharon-Mutual. The Trojans limited the Wildcats to 22 yards on the ground.

The victory moves the 11-1 Trojans into the semfinals, where they will face top-ranked Tipton (10-0), which defeated Bluejacket 48-0 on Friday.

SHATTUCK 65, ARKOMA 14

SHATTUCK — Shattuck punched its ticket to the Class C semifinals with a convincing 65-14 victory over Arkoma Friday night in a Class C playoff quarterfinal contest.

The No.4-ranked Indians (10-1) await the winner of the Balko at Cherokee contest that was postponed to today due to weather.

Arkoma finishes the season at 8-4.

WAGONER 28, WOODWARD 21

WAGONER — Woodward pushed No. 2-ranked Wagoner to the limit before falling 28-21 in a Class 4A quarterfinal Friday night.

The Boomers finished the season at 8-4.

Wagoner takes a 12-0 record next week against No. 1-ranked Anadarko, which eliminated Catoosa 40-14.

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