Ardmore clinches playoff spot in 42-21 win
Freshman quarterback Clay Atwood ran for 172 yards and three touchdowns, and Ardmore locked up the final postseason spot out of District 5A-1 with a 42-21 win over Altus on Senior Night at Noble Stadium.
Atwood had touchdown runs of 16, 1 yard and 38 yards for the Tigers (5-4, 4-2 District 5A-1), who piled up 446 yards of offense — all on the ground.
Jamarcus Mills added 108 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, and the Ardmore defense fared relatively well against Altus' dyanamic running back Diquan Woodhouse.
The Division I recruit had 136 yards rushing and two touchdowns, with his final score coming with the game well in hand in the fourth quarter.
Altus dropped to 2-7, 2-4 in 5A-1.
On defense, Jeff Surrell and Andrew Clark each had an interception, and C.J. Long recovered a fumble for the Tigers.
Ringling 55, Bray-Doyle 6
RINGLING — Taner Richardson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Blue Devils routed Bray-Doyle.
Ringling (7-1, 6-0 District A-4) jumped out to a 48-0 halftime lead before essentially shutting down for the night.
Richardson completed 5-of-7 passes for 71 yards and the two scoring tosses, and also added a 59-yard scoring rush on his only carry of the night.
Jackson Dillon was Richardson's leading target on the night, hauling in two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown.
Plainview 71, Pauls Valley 27
Austin Carrera ran for 246 yards and James Bowker scored four touchdowns for the Indians in a monster offensive performance for Plainview.
The two backs were part of a powerful rushing effort from the Indians (7-2, 5-1 District 3A-4), who piled up 527 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
Quarterback Taber Jordan, who had 93 yards and a rushing score of his own, was sparse but effective in the passing game, throwing just six passes, but completing four of them for 116 yards and two scores.
Chase Brooks was the recipient of two of Jordan's passes for a total of 89 yards, including Plainview's first score of the game on a 61-yard circus catch over a Pauls Valley defender.
Lone Grove 28, Dickson 12
LONE GROVE — The Lone Grove Longhorns overcame a sluggish first half and scored touchdowns on their final three game possessions to defeat the Dickson Comets.
Dickson took a 6-0 lead to halftime and made it a 12-0 game on its first possession of the third period. But Lone Grove finally found their offense later in the third quarter.
The Longhorns cut the lead to 12-7 with a minute remaining in the third on an 8-yard scoring run by Darron Lewis.
Lone Grove's defense toughened and would not allow the Comets to move in the game's final 21 minutes.
Madill 41, Atoka 0
ATOKA — Madill found points in all facets on Friday in a shutout of Atoka.
The Wildcats (9-0, 6-0 District 3A-4) scored twice on end zone fumble recoveries by Gerrell Jordan and Sotero Trevino, and Jordan added a 30-yard punt return TD in the fourth quarter.
Christian Gentis scored on a 5-yard run, Joe Avery had a 24-yard TD run and Paten Bond connected with Garrett Brannan for a 54-yard touchdown pass.
Madill can wrap up the No. 1 seed in 3A-4 with a win against Pauls Valley next Friday.
Marietta 33, Tishomingo 7
TISHOMINGO — Marietta crept to within a win of the postseason with a romp over winless Tishomingo.
Adam Sanchez and Caleb Fincher each caught a TD pass from Chaz Sanders in the first half, and Cash Lang ran one in the second quarter to give Marietta a 19-0 lead at halftime.
Sanchez added another touchdown reception, and Tyler Tatums added a TD run in the second half.
Marietta (3-6, 2-3 District 3A-4) will qualify for the playoffs if it wins next week by 15 points or more against Konawa. Tishomingo dropped to 0-9, 0-5 in district play.
Sulphur 22, Purcell 14
SULPHUR — After falling behind 14-0 early, Sulphur scored 22 unanswered points to beat Purcell.
Ryan Rackley scored two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter and Nate Johnson added a 72-yard kickoff return TD in the third to lift the Bulldogs (3-6, 2-4 District 3A-4) to victory in a game they were outgained 322-171.
Johnson led Sulphur with 27 carries for 86 yards rushing. Kelton Slaughter had an interception on defense.
Fox 48, Oklahoma Christian Academy 24
EDMOND — Despite playing what coach Brent Phelps called an "off game," Fox clinched its first District B-2 title in nearly five seasons with a runaway win against Oklahoma Christian Academy on Friday.
Keaton Argo had an interception for a touchdonwn and caught two touchdown passes to lead the Foxes. Taylor Townsend added two interceptions.
Fox (9-0, 8-0 District B-2) led 26-10 at halftime.
Other scores: Davis 49, Atoka 12; Sasakwa at Thackerville; Walters at Wilson; Rush Springs at Healdton; Kingston at Antlers.