BROKEN ARROW — Broken Arrow junior running back Chris Ford rumbled for 174 yards and two touchdowns to lead Broken Arrow to a 24-9 victory over the Enid Plainsmen in a key District 6A-3 battle before 4,500 fans at Tiger Stadium.

Led by Ford, who recorded his third straight 100-yard game, the Tigers ran for 300 yards, the most Enid has given up in a game this season.

Friday’s game, the first meeting between Enid and Broken Arrow since 1991, improved the Tigers to 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the league. Enid fell to 3-3 and 1-2.

Enid will look to get back on the winning track next Friday at home against Stillwater. Broken Arrow plays at Del City.

Enid sophomore quarterback Clint Chelf, making his second start in relief of starter Austin Box, completed 16 of 34 passes for 193 yards with two interceptions. He also rushed for 87 yards on eight carries and a score.

Chelf completed passes to five receivers, including four passes to his older brother, Colton. Kyle Lloyd also caught four passes.

Broken Arrow’s run defense held the Plainsmen in check. Enid, playing without top running back Justin Glenn, who is out with a knee injury, gained 155 yards rushing on 28 carries. Senior running back Marcus Cotton, who gained 97 yards and scored twice last week against Ponca City, was held to 43 yards on 14 carries. His longest gain was 12 yards.

Enid’s longest run from scrimmage was a 47-yard gallop by Chelf on Enid’s first rushing play of the game. Other than that, the Plainsmen had only three other running plays that went for double-digit yardage.

Enid, which has been beset with several injuries of late, suffered another Friday with six minutes left in the game when senior offensive tackle Kody Cooke injured a knee and was helped off the field. The extent of the injury is not known. Then with four minutes left, sophomore linebacker Dylan Nave was shaken up and helped off the field. Enid sophomore safety Brett Kenaga came out of the game in the third quarter with an apparent shoulder injury.

Box, who dislocated his left elbow two weeks ago against Tulsa Union, may return to action next week.

Enid placekicker Levi Coon missed left on a 32-yard field goal attempt on Enid’s first possession of the game.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard first when Ford went over from the 1 with 5:11 left in the first period to cap an 11-play, 80-yard drive on Broken Arrow’s initial possession.

Enid used a fake punt to extend a drive late in the first period. A short snap went to Clint Dodds, who dashed 17 yards for a first down to the Broken Arrow 43. But Chelf was intercepted by Drake Ballew on a tipped pass on the next play.

The Tigers converted the turnover into points when quarterback Cale Fulps scored on a 6-yard dash to complete an eight-play, 37-yard drive.

Kenaga intercepted a pass early in the second period to set up the Big Blue’s first score. Chelf scrambled in from 2 yards to complete a nine-play, 36-yard drive. Chelf kept the drive alive with a 9-yard run to the BA 4-yard line for a first down on a fourth-down conversion.

But the Tigers answered with an eight-play, 69-yard scoring drive on their next possession. Ford’s 27-yard run highlighted the march that ended with his 5-yard touchdown run.

Chelf hooked up with his older brother for a 33-yard pass play late in the second period that got the Plainsmen in position for Coon’s 42-yard field goal that narrowed Broken Arrow’s lead to 21-9 going into intermission.

Broken Arrow opened the second half with a 12-play scoring drive. Ford scored on a 15-yard run, but the score was nullified by a holding penalty. The Tigers settled for a 30-yard field goal by Peter Jessee to go up 24-9.

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