The Ardmore Tigers scored late to tie the Durant Lions 14-all in their scrimmage Thursday night at the eighth annual Super Scrimmage played at Noble Stadium.

The Ardmore Tigers scored late to tie the Durant Lions 14-all in their scrimmage Thursday night at the eighth annual Super Scrimmage played at Noble Stadium. 

Sulphur beat Dickson 16-8 in matchup No. 2, and Velma-Alma took a 22-6 decision over the Lone Grove Longhorns in the third scrimmage. The Plainview Indians defeated Bethel in the fourth matchup 9-0.  The Ringling/Tishomingo scrimmage ran late; the result was unavailable at press time.

Ardmore scored with less than a minute remaining to tie Durant, but it didn’t take long for the Tigers to put points on the scoreboard on their first try at the ball. They drove 65 yards in eight plays and got the touchdown on a 16-yard run right up the middle by Cecil McCarroll with 6:49 left in the opening quarter. Durant came right back and scored, using 11 plays to drive 65 yards.

Durant quarterback Max White scored on an 18-yard touchdown run around right end that knotted the game at 7.

The Lions stiffened defensively and held the Tigers to a three-and-out on their next offensive possession. A Tiger fumble set up the second Durant touchdown, as quarterback Trey Cohee lost the handle and Durant’s Bernie Kendrick covered it at the Ardmore 15.

The Lions needed three plays to put the ball in the end zone. A 7-yard run around the left end by White had Durant on top 14-7. But the Tigers came right back to knot the game with time running short. Ardmore moved the 65 yards in just over a minute with Andra Brown taking it over right tackle from three yards out to tie the scrimmage at 14-all.

And that’s how things ended between the Lions and the Tigers.   

Plainview 9, Bethel 0: A holding call negated a Plainview touchdown on the final play of the first quarter, a 3-yard run by Kevin Warner. They later turned the ball over on downs at the Wildcats 1-yard line.

But on Bethel’s first play from scrimmage, the Plainview defense tackled Josh Boatman in the end zone for a safety to put the Indians on top 2-0.

After the safety Plainview drove quickly for a touchdown. Quarterback Brandon Allen connected with Ryan Wallace on a 40-yard scoring toss with 4:16 remaining for a 9-0 Indian lead.

Bethel was able to move all the way to the Plainview 35-yard line. But the Indian defense held, and the ball went over on downs to Plainview at that point to secure the win.

Sulphur 16, Dickson 8: Zac Swartz hit Mark Wisdom with a 31-yard touchdown pass with 1:23 left on the clock to give the Bulldogs a 16-8 victory over the Dickson Comets.

The Bulldogs took over at their own 17 and drove 83 yards in 4:10 for what turned out to be the winning drive. They converted on five first downs during the drive.

The Bulldogs also moved the ball well also on their opening drive. Zac Swartz hit wide receiver Whitt Carter with a 13-yard touchdown pass on the eighth play of the drive. Sulphur drove 65 yards in 3:10 and made four first downs.

Dickson was three and out on their first possession. But their defense forced the Bulldogs to punt on their second try at the ball.

This time it took the Comets just four plays to move 65 yards for a touchdown. The score came when quarterback Kaleb Riner scored on a 21-yard quarterback keeper around left end. Riner then hit Andrew Pereira for the two-point conversion to give Dickson an 8-7 lead.

Neither team was able to move on their next possession.

But following a Comet punt, the Bulldogs got the ball with 5:33 left in the scrimmage. And that proved to be enough time for Sulphur to drive the length of the field to put the game away.

Velma-Alma 22, Lone Grove 6: Velma-Alma’s Dustin Sloan scored on a 10-yard run over right guard to make it 6-0 with 1:23 left in first quarter. Going for two, Comet quarterback Dillon Morgan hit Trenten Files for an 8-0 advantage.

After Lone Grove quarterback Jonathan Gannon had a pass picked off by Tanner Jenkins at the Lone Grove 46, the Comets moved for another touchdown.   

This time Velma-Alma drove 46 yards in eight plays and scored on a 14-yard pass play. Morgan hit Dillon Dennis for the score. After completing the two-point conversion, the Comets were up 16-0.

Lone Grove scored on their next possession. Gannon hit Calvin Helmers on a pass that covered 28 yards for a touchdown to cut the Comet advantage to 15-6.

Velma-Alma got one final score with 1:43 left in the contest on another touchdown pass.
Gannon was intercepted on his next try as well, and the scrimmage ended at that point.