With a showdown against defending Class 5A state champion on tap, fifth-ranked Ardmore didn’t overlook Southeast.

Ardmore put 33 first-quarter points and never looked back, cruising to a 53-10 homecoming victory over Southeast on Friday at Noble Stadium. 

“I thought offensively and defensively we played well. Our kids executed well.” Ardmore coach Josh Newby said. “I think our defense is improving, but I know we will have to play really well when we head over to defending state champion Altus next week.”

This is Ardmore’s second district win. 

Ardmore’s (4-1 overall, 2-0 District 5A-1) defense held Southeast (1-4, 0-2) in check to the tune of 65 total yards of offense.

On the first play of the game, Anthony Kimmons passed the ball to Dyontra Dixon who ran the ball 44 yards for the Tiger touchdown. 

Kimmons completed 3 of 4 passes to 142 yards with two touchdowns. Dixon was the primary target. He caught two balls for 113 yards and two scores. Kobe Pickens had one pass reception for 29 yards.

The Tigers continued adding points in the first quarter, receiving contributions on both offense as well as special teams.

Tero Roberts returned punts for touchdowns of 54 yards and 48 yards. 

“I’m just glad we were all able to come out and do our jobs tonight.” Roberts said. “Now we have to go and practice to get ready for Altus next week.”

Jordan Roberts and Pickens followed with touchdown runs of 22 yards and 9, respectively, to put the Tigers on top 33-0.

Then, in the second quarter, Ardmore scored two more touchdowns: a 15-yard run by Chantz Scurry and a 69-yard pass play between quarterback Kimmons and wide receiver Dixon — the second touchdown half of the half between the Tiger tandem.

Southeast put its first points on the board with 6:28 remaining in the first half on the leg of a Jesus Puga 36-yard field goal.

In the second half, both teams each scored one more touchdown leaving the final score 53-10 Tigers. Ardmore’s Brandon Sheehy ran in from 10 yards with 6:28 remaining in the third quarter. Southeast’s Henne-C High scored on a 7-yard run with exactly two minutes to go.