The Ardmoreite 

The Ardmore Middle School seventh-grade football team lost 25-16 at Duncan and the eighth-grade squad fell 50-8 on Oct. 8.

In the seventh-grade game, the Tigers played well in the first half. E’tre Brown scored on a 45-yard run and ran for two two-point conversions. Jesean Cohee fielded a kickoff and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown. 

“During the first half, we played good on both sides of the ball and scored two touchdowns,” Ardmore coach Allen Coley said. “The second half was a different story and we got comfortable in the way that we played. 

“Field position was a key to them (Duncan) winning the game. They pinned us deep and forced us to punt the ball which we fumbled in the end zone for a safety. Then, we had to kickoff to them from the 20-yard line and they scored after a few plays to seal the victory for them.”

In the eighth-grade game, the Tigers couldn’t overcome seven turnovers — five fumbles and two interceptions. 

Carson Atwood threw a pass for 30 yards to Raven Henderson for a touchdown, and Creed Cox ran in the ensuing two-point conversion.

Ardmore is off until Oct. 22 when the Tigers return to Noble Stadium, where they will play Lawton Ike. The first game kicks off at 5 p.m.