OKLAHOMA CITY — If actions are said to speak louder than words, than the No. 2 Ardmore Tigers sent a loud and clear statement Friday night.

OKLAHOMA CITY — If actions are said to speak louder than words, than the No. 2 Ardmore Tigers sent a loud and clear statement Friday night.

Ardmore needed just one half to dismantle the Southeast Spartans, leading to a comfortable 48-0 victory at C.B. Speegle Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Next up for the Tigers is a showdown with the No.10 Duncan Demons at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Noble Stadium. 

Both teams enter this contest at 7-0 overall and 4-0 in district play.

“I was proud to get our younger kids getting some playing time tonight like they did,” Ardmore coach Josh Newby said. “It created a lot of excitement on our sideline tonight, and they went out and executed as well. Our guys got off the bus and took care of business and that made me very proud.”

“Duncan has our kids attention,” Newby said. “They have a big senior class who is executing at a high level right now. They are also one point ahead of us in the district standings. We’re very excited about the game and we’ll have to come ready to play.” 

The Tigers needed just 17 seconds to get off and running and Jadrein Monroe continued his solid season with a 52-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, giving Ardmore a 7-0 lead.

Just over a minute later, it was the Tigers defense doing what they do best, getting a turnover.

Jaamarre Williams managed to grab an interception, and return it 14-yards for a touchdown, putting Ardmore up 13-0 less than two minutes into the first quarter.

After a few minutes passed, it was Ardmore striking once again, this time with Nathan Taylor rumbling his way 62-yards for a touchdown, putting the Tigers up 20-0 with 5:03 left in the first.

Less than three minutes into the second quarter, it was Jermaine Scallion getting in on the action, as he pushed his way into the end zone from four yards out to make it 27-0 with 8:28 left before halftime.

Just over a minute later, it was Jarrod Goddard racing his way 61-yards for the touchdown, giving Ardmore the 34-0 advantage.

Creed Cox would add a 15-yard touchdown run, as well as Donald May scoring from 13 yards out to end the first half for Ardmore at 48-0.

A running clock was used in the second half as both teams went scoreless in the third and fourth quarters.

The shutout was the second for the Tigers this season, as well as the fifth time Ardmore has held an opponent below 10 points or less during this season.