While the traditional rip away banner might have fallen apart before the Ardmore Tigers took the field Thursday night, that was the only thing that didn’t go smoothly against Southeast.
While the traditional rip away banner might have fallen apart before the Ardmore Tigers took the field Thursday night, that was the only thing that didn’t go smoothly against Southeast. Ardmore rebounded from its first district loss of the season last week, scoring 55 points in the first half, leading to a blowout 68-8 win over the Spartans on Homecoming night at Noble Stadium. The victory moves the Tigers to 3-1 in district play and 4-2 overall, with a showdown looming at 7 p.m. next Friday night at Halliburton Stadium against the Duncan Demons. It took less than three minutes for the Tigers to open the scoring floodgates as Anton Scallion raced his way in from seven yards out, before the Ardmore defense got a touchdown when Donald May scooped up a fumble and returned it 30-yards for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead at the 7:56 mark of the first quarter. Moments later, Creed Cox found Raven Henderson for a 58 yard touchdown pass, after the Tigers wide receiver retraced his steps from one side of the field to the other and then raced to the end zone. Cox then got another touchdown pass, this time to Jackson Hedger from 25 yards out to make it 27-0 after the extra point hit the upright. Then came a special moment as just before the quarter ended, as Anthony Jones got his first touchdown reception as an Ardmore Tigers player, making the catch and run from 20 yards out to finish the quarter in style with a 34-0 lead for Ardmore. It took just 10 seconds of the second quarter for Scallion to get his second touchdown of the game as he dashed his way 38 yards for the touchdown, before Derick Peters got his first touchdown of the season on a 58-yard run to the outside to make it 48-0 with 3:02 left before halftime. With less than a minute to go before halftime, Ricky Smith then got in on the action with a 23 yard touchdown run to make it 55-0. There was little excitement in the third quarter aside from Jaamarre Williams getting on the scoresheet via a 52-yard touchdown run, before the Tigers got one more touchdown to seal it with one minute to go in the third. Southeast got its lone points of the game late in the fourth quarter off a short touchdown pass along with a two-point conversion.