Student Mojo Reports: Henryetta Ropes Kellyville at Homecoming 34-7
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:47 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Sep 20, 2010 9:39 AM CDTWesley Coburn
Oklahoma Sports Student Mojo
HENRYETTA, Oklahoma -- Nobody likes losing, especially if you lost a close game to your biggest rivals, such as Henryetta’s 6-0 defeat at Morris last week. The Knights set about erasing the memory by hobbling Kellyville 34-7 Friday night, to go along with their other Homecoming celebrations.
Henryetta took the opening kickoff and they ran a few plays. Sophomore running back Blake Johnson tore up 53 yards on his way to the end zone just a minute and a half into the game, and Cassidy Wion’s extra point kick was good.
The scoreboards flickered on and off most of the game, mainly off, but that didn’t stop the Knight defense, as they slowed the Ponies down enough to get the ball back.
Henryetta moved down inside the 20, but senior quarterback Cody McKinney threw a pass that ricocheted off a receiver’s pads into a Kellyville player, halting that drive. The first quarter ended with the Knights leading 7-0.
Sophomore fullback Kyle Britt started the second quarter off right. He reeled off a 15 yard touchdown run with 10:44 left in the half. Wion’s kick was good. After a Pony punt, Henryetta had the ball again and just 49 seconds later, McKinney threw sophomore running back Caul Warlow a 46 yard touchdown pass.
Wion’s extra point sailed straight once again.
Kellyville scored on a one yard run and the kick was good, but an injury to a Kellyville lineman halted play before halftime. The player was taken to the hospital with possibly a broken shoulder blade. Johnson nearly scored on a 60 yard interception return, and at halftime the Knights led 21-7.
The Knights began the second half with an onside kick, which they recovered, and the momentum from that foundered the Ponies’ comeback. A lot of Kellyville passes just missed, many due to the defensive play of Jake Poull. McKinney threw a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Guy Kiehl for a 15 yard score with 8:35 left in the third.
Wion’s kick was a little low, so the third quarter ended with Henryetta ahead 27-7.
McKinney ran 30 yards for a touchdown with 5:31 left in the game, and Wion added the extra point. Some freshmen saw some playing timelate as the Knights triumphed 34-7.
McKinney was 6-for-12 for 75 yards and two touchdowns. He had 38 rushing yards on six carries and another score, while Johnson got 122 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown. Grant Jenson led the defense with 7 tackles, Austin Britt followed with four, and Brinden Wallace had three.
“We got our run game going, we got our passing game going, we stayed balanced, once again our defense played a solid game, and overall we’re doing a good job,” Coach Kenny Speer said.
The Knights (2-1) head to Tulsa for week four at 7:30 p.m. They’ll be facing Victory Christian (1-2) in the first 3A-7 district game of the season. Victory couldn’t live up to their name last week, as they were blasted by Tahlequah Sequoyah 36-7.