SULPHUR — In the popular Disney movie “Finding Nemo” the famous phrase surrounding the movie was “Just Keep Swimming.”

SULPHUR — In the popular Disney movie “Finding Nemo” the famous phrase surrounding the movie was “Just Keep Swimming.”

On Thursday, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf Indians decided to put their own spin on the phrase, changing it to “Just Keep Scoring”.

The phrase held true in more ways than one as the Indians managed to pile on the points as they moved to 2-0 with a wild 93-78 victory over the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles at Indian Field.

Tyler Manek got the scoring started in the first quarter with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Pablo Gomez.

It would be the first of many trips to the end zone on the day for the Indians senior.

Missouri would answer back though, missing the extra point to leave it at 7-6. 

Jose Salas then gave the Indians back the lead with a two-yard touchdown run to make it 13-6.

However, the Eagles just needed two plays to get back into the game as they cut the lead to 13-12 with 3:13 left in the first quarter. 

At the end of the first quarter, Manek would give the Indians some breathing space as he scored on a 10-yard rush before scoring the extra point to make it 20-12. 

Less than three minutes into the second quarter though, Missouri was back in it as the Eagles claimed a 25-yard touchdown run to make it 20-18 after their attempt at a two-point kick was blocked.

It took only 18 seconds for OSD to respond, and it was Manek again with another touchdown pass as he scored from 36 yards to make it 27-18 after the extra point was run in by Manek.

After a successful defensive stop, Manek got another touchdown, this time from four yards out as he put the Indians up 34-18 with 3:56 left in the first half. 

Missouri though wouldn’t be held down for long as the Eagles got a 1-yard touchdown pass to make it 34-25 with 2:46 remaining in the quarter. 

But just 11 seconds later it was Manek again, this time scampering his way from 47-yards out to make it 40-25 after the missed extra point.

Just 22 seconds later though the Eagles responded with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Gomez to make it 40-32.

But then, Manek came back again with another touchdown as he dashed his way 45-yards for the score to make it 47-32. 

On the ensuing kickoff though, things went from good to bad for the Indians.

A late hit led to a skirmish, which eventually led to a pair of OSD players being ejected, putting the ball at the Indians’ 11-yard line for the start of the Missouri drive. 

The Eagles cashed in with a touchdown pass to make it 47-39 with 1:40 to go in the first half.

OSD responded with a strong kickoff return which landed the Indians at the Eagles’ 30-yard line, to which Manek took full advantage, with a 30-yard touchdown run to make it 54-39.

Missouri though responded just before the break with a 38-yard touchdown pass to make it 54-46 at the half. 

Following the interval, the Eagles made things interesting as they scored on their first drive of the second half with a 55-yard touchdown pass to make it 54-52, just 47 seconds into the third quarter.

Salas though would have a response for the Indians as he scored from three yards out to make it 60-52 with just over seven minutes left in the quarter.

Missouri just needed two plays though to get back within striking distance as the Eagles connected on a 49-yard touchdown pass to make it 60-58.

But once again it was Manek time as the Indians senior took off for a 70-yard touchdown run to make it 67-58.

Missouri would get it back to 67-65 heading to the fourth quarter.

Just five seconds into the fourth, KJ Lokeijak got the Indians a bigger lead as he punched it in from five yards out to make it 73-65.

After Missouri made it 73-71 with a 34-yard touchdown pass, the Indians came back as Manek connected with Lokeijak with a three-yard touchdown pass to make it 80-71. 

Manek put the Indians on the brink of the win with another rushing touchdown, this one from 43-yards out, before the Eagles got their last score at the 2:04 mark with a 33-yard touchdown pass to make it 86-78. 

It was only fitting that Manek finish the scoring off late in the fourth as he ran it in from 27-yards out to finish off the game for the Indians. 

Manek finished the game with 11 total touchdowns, as he ran for 374 yards on 19 carries while going 4-of-5 passing for 84 yards and three touchdowns with six extra points. 

OSD will be on the road on Saturday Sept. 21 at the Louisiana School for the Deaf, before playing at Kansas on Sept. 26.