Henryetta Rolls over Chandler 16-6

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:50 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Oct 11, 2010 4:21 PM CDT

Wesley Coburn
Oklahoma Sports Student Mojo

HENRYETTA, Oklahoma -- Henryetta won their fourth-straight game last Friday night over the winless, but scrappy Chandler Lions by a score of 16-6, much to the delight of their hometown fans.

Henryetta got the ball to start the game, punting the ball three plays later. More punts were exchanged before Chandler had a promising drive stopped on fourth down due to the stingy Knights defense, leaving the first quarter was scoreless.

Chandler turned the ball over on downs again, but Henryetta fumbled. Chandler took advantage of that, moving six points ahead on a one yard quarterback sneak with 4:23 until halftime. The two-point conversion failed.

Henryetta lost track of the football again, but the Lions were stopped, the Knights trailed at halftime 6-0.

Chandler moved deep into Knights territory on the opening drive of the second half. Junior defensive back Sebastian Delocal intercepted a pass, which tipped the momentum to Henryetta’s side, although they still were behind 6-0 after three quarters of play.

Henryetta’s offense started clicking, and senior receiver Guy Kiehl slipped away for a 10 yard touchdown run with 7:03 left in the game and senior quarterback Cody McKinney ran in the 2 point conversion.

Henryetta maneuvered Chandler into punting, with sophomore running back Blake Johnson found a gap in the line. He took off through it and sprinted an untouched 63 yards for a touchdown with 4:43 remaining to play. Senior fullback Kalon Moore ran the two-point conversion in successfully.

Chandler turned the ball over on downs one more time, and Henryetta won another game with a 16-6 score.

McKinney was 3-of-4 passing for 19 yards, Johnson had 95 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Kiehl had four rushes for 79 yards with a touchdown and two catches for 12 yards and three returns for 22 yards.

Grant Jenson led the defense with eight tackles, Tyler Brown and Jake Poull both totaled six, they had a sack apiece. Kiehl, Moore, Brinden Wallace and Austin Britt all had four tackles.

Kiehl thought the key to the win was persistence.

“We never gave up, kept fighting hard to win,” Kiehl said.

The win may have not come as easy as the rest, but Brown is looked forward to the coming weeks.

“We didn’t play our best, but when it counted we came out on defense and played well, hopefully we can do that next week,” Brown said.

Coach Kenny Speers is proud of his team’s non-district win, but is still focused on reaching the post season.

“Well, defense was the key tonight, our offense had trouble getting started, our defense kept us in the game, and our offense picked it up in the second half,” Speers said. “It’s a non-district win, but it’s still a win, we’re real proud of these guys, they did a great job.”

Up next for the Knights(5-1, 2-0) is Checotah (4-2, 2-1), they’ll be coming to Cameron Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m., the Wildcats dismantled Roland 40-6 last week.