OKLAHOMA CITY — For the first time in four games Friday night, there was no deficit the No. 4 Ardmore Tigers had to overcome.

OKLAHOMA CITY — For the first time in four games Friday night, there was no deficit the No. 4 Ardmore Tigers had to overcome.

Instead, there was only a lead which kept growing with every offensive possession.

AHS made short work of the Southeast Spartans at C.B. Speegle Stadium, winning in blowout fashion 42-9.

The victory not only moved the Tigers to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in district play, but it sets up a showdown Friday night at Noble Stadium (7:30 p.m.) with No. 3 Altus for the early inside track to the district title.

“We are 2-0 in district and I told our kids congrats on doing that,” Ardmore coach Josh Newby said. “They’re excited to have accomplished that, and I’m proud of the way they came up here and handled business. We’re all excited to move on to Altus next week.”

In the first quarter it was the Braeden Vance show for Ardmore as the senior running back gave the Tigers a much needed shot in the arm, along with a pair of touchdowns.

AHS needed just three plays on its opening drive before Vance found a seam through the middle and dashed his way 54 yards for a touchdown, putting Ardmore up 7-0 less than two minutes into the game.

Just over seven minutes later, Vance struck again.

This time he found the end zone from 13 yards out to cap off an eight play drive which started at the Tigers 28-yard line, putting AHS ahead 14-0 after the extra point.

Southeast managed to get a field goal to end the first quarter, but the Spartans were their own worst enemy in the contest on more than one occasion.

SEHS looked as though they had scored on a pick six and a fumble recovery both for touchdowns in the contest, but both times the score was nullified for a penalty on the Spartans, leaving the Tigers to take full advantage of the mistakes.

Joseph Clark got on the board for the Tigers in the second quarter with just over five minutes to go before halftime, when he rushed his way in from 17 yards out to make it 21-3.

Southeast managed to score a touchdown later in the frame as D’Marcus Hooks ran it in from 13-yards out, before the ensuing extra point was missed.

Tigers quarterback Creed Cox showed off his accuracy before the end of the first half, when he found Shrodric McGee in the corner of the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown pass, putting Ardmore well in control at the break at 28-9.

Less than six minutes into the second half and Ardmore was back on the board.

Chants Scurry chalked up another touchdown to his total, as he pushed his way in from six yards out, putting the Tigers up 35-9.

Fittingly enough, the scoring was finished off by the same person who opened it in the first quarter, Braeden Vance.

Vance capped off his solid evening with his third touchdown of the game early in the fourth, as he ran it in from five yards out to make it 42-9.

“Braden Vance is a great kid,” Newby said. “He’s got great parents, grandparents and we just love having him on this team and out on the field. It’s great to see him having success out there like he did tonight. He’s a very talented player.”

“The touchdowns felt great out there,” Vance said. “But I have to thank my offensive line and the players who were out there blocking for me and supporting me. This team is all about confidence and positivity. We’re just trying to get better everyday in practice and with every game.”

Vance finished finished seven carries for 94 yards and three touchdowns in the contest.