It was a true tale of two halves, as the East Central University football team came back from a 0-17 deficit at half time to earn a 31-17 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State on the annual Senior Day at Norris Field.
The Tigers finish the season with a 6-5 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the Great American Conference and also retain the KTEN Cup for the third-straight year. ECU saw two career records fall in the win by seniors Norris Wrenn and Armonty Bryant. Wrenn capped off his career by becoming the Tigers' all-time leading tackler. The Lawton native ended the day with nine tackles (6-3). Wrenn takes the career tackles record from Clifford Thrift who recorded 272 tackles from 1975-78.
Bryant became ECU’s leader in career sacks, with his 27.5. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native snagged the record from Justin Brown (2001-04), who garnered 27.0 in his career with the Tigers. Bryant finished the day with nine (5-4) tackles, one sack, four tackles-for loss, one quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery for a 50-yard touchdown. His touchdown was the game-winning tally for ECU, with 9:22 left in the fourth quarter.
The Savage Storm (4-6, 2-6 GAC) were the first to get on the scoreboard, with a field goal in the first quarter. Southeastern added 14 more points in the second quarter, on two touchdowns, to head into the locker room with a 0-17 advantage.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Bond ended the day with a 12-of-21 completing rating, threw one touchdown and rushing for two more. The Madill native recorded a total of 66 yards.
Logan Russell (Plainview) led Southeastern with 10 tackles and a sack on defense. Reuben Tiller (Ardmore) had three tackles and Cole Weber (Davis) added one for East Central.