Student Mojo Reports: Morris takes down Henryetta, 6-0

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:46 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Sep 12, 2010 1:15 PM CDT

Wesley Coburn
Oklahoma Sports Student Mojo

MORRIS, Oklahoma -- After being thrashed by defending 2A champs Lincoln Christian last week, the Morris Eagles celebrated Homecoming with a 6-0 win over bitter rival Henryetta Friday night at Eagle Stadium.

Henryetta got the ball first, the Eagle defense forced the Knights to punt. Morris went three and out as well, with senior quarterback Hayden Sharp sending a punt 53 yards. The football spent much of the game in the air throughout the game, as the teams combined for 15 punts and 29 attempted passes.

Senior Taylor Monday scooped up a deflected Henryetta pass with 33 seconds to go in a scoreless first quarter. Sharp completed a pass on 4th down to Monday, but Morris fumbled at the Henryetta 22 yard line with 8:11 to go until the half. The Knights scored on a short run, but a penalty negated it, leaving the halftime score at 0-0.

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Henryetta drove downfield early in the third quarter, only to lose the football on a fumble, which senior Dylan Yahola pounced upon. The Eagles’ offense picked up speed, they rolled down to the Knight 15 before back to back penalties parked them on the 40, leaving the third quarter still without points.

Anxiety grew as Henryetta tried to score, but a flea flicker pass was picked off in the end zone by senior Matt Corn.

The tension grew even more, until Sharp unleashed a 54 yard touchdown pass to Lewis in what would be the game’s only points with 4:02 left. Lewis’ extra point kick was blocked, Henryetta recovered the onside kick and set about trying to win the game. Craig Hill had other plans, though, as the senior intercepted a Knight pass with 2:07 left, Sharp ran 50 yards for a first down, and the Eagles had a 6-0 win over the Knights.

Sharp had five completions in 17 attempts, for 83 yds and a touchdown. He ran for 60 yds in three tries, Ray James earned 80 yds on 16 carries, Lewis caught three passes for 72 yds and a score, and he gained 20 rushing yds on seven touches, while teammate Brandyn Wahnee had four tackles.

“We played really, really good defense, we just had to wait around until our offense got going, but you know, Henryetta’s a good football team, and we got our mojo back, if you want to call it that, some confidence that next week we can go hit some people and fly the ball all over the place,” Coach Larry Crenshaw said.

District play begins for Morris Friday night at 7:30 p.m. as the Eagles(1-1) go to Beggs(1-1), the Demons lost to Tahlequah Sequoyah 33-16 last week.