Henryetta Locks up Playoff Spot with Win
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:53 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Nov 6, 2010 2:5 AM CDTWesley Coburn
Oklahoma Sports Student Mojo
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma -- The Henryetta Knightsneeded a win to avoid entering the playoffs on a three-game slide, and the Knights were able to clinch the victory in Okmulgee Friday night at Harmon Field, winning on a very chilly night 48-20 in the regular season finale.
Okmulgee got the ball first, they tried to convert a fourth and 10, but the pass was intercepted by sophomore running back/safety Blake Johnson. Two plays later, senior running back Kalon Moore tore up 84 yards on his way to the end zone with 8:33 left in the first, he made it 8-0 after the two point run.
Moore scored another touchdown from nine yards out four minutes later, freshman backup quarterback Zach Speer ran in for two more points. Johnson snatched another pass out of the air, Kyle Britt ran for a three yard touchdown, Cassidy Wion’s extra point kick was blocked. Okmulgee lost the football, Moore found it and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown, but Austin Carlile’s kick was a little off.
Okmulgee then turned the ball over on downs, ending the first quarter with Henryetta leading 28-0. Sophomore receiver Caul Warlow raced off for a 35 yard touchdown run with 7:51 left in the second quarter, and Austin Britt’s extra point was good.
The teams exchanged turnovers on downs, then senior quarterback Cody McKinney threw a 38 yard touchdown pass to Warlow. Britt’s kick was again no good and Okmulgee countered with a 42 yard pass of their own.
The two point pass created the halftime score of 41-8, with the Knights on top.
Kyle Britt ran over ran over several defenders on a 24-yard touchdown run with 10:43 left in the third quarter, Warlow’s extra point was good. Possession of the ball of the ball switched back and forth without any more scoring, the third quarter ended with Henryetta leading 48-8.
The Bulldogs scored on a two yard run, the two point pass fell incomplete. Okmulgee scored one last time on a 74 yard touchdown pass, but the two point conversion was unsuccessful to end the game Henryetta Knights 48, Okmulgee Bulldogs 20.
“The kids played well, it’s a good way to go into the playoffs,” Head Coach Kenny Speer said.
McKinney was 3-of-6 passing for 53 yards, on touchdown and was 3-for-40 on the ground. Moore gained 152 total yards, had three touchdowns, two points and two fumble recoveries. Warlow had 153 total yards, 2 touchdowns, while teammate Kyle Britt ran 13 times for 82 yards, two touchdowns. Johnson carried the ball five times, gaining 105 yards. He had two interceptions. Grant Jenson had seven tackles, Austin Britt six, and Tyler Brown finished with four.
“We came out strong, and we blocked. As long as we can block, we’ll win.” Moore said.
Okmulgee’s year ended at 1-9, (1-5), but Henryetta’s season stretches at least one more week, as the Knights(7-3, 4-2) travel to Valliant(9-1, 6-1) for a first round playoff game at 7:30pm Friday, the Bulldogs, from 3A-8, beat Atoka 23-16 last week.