Carl Albert 28, Altus 11

Sunday, December 2nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Andre Daniel passed for 111 yards and a touchdown and ran for another as Carl Albert beat Altus 28-11 Saturday afternoon to capture its fifth straight Class 5A football championship.

The Titans (11-2) used a dominating defensive performance to beat the Bulldogs (9-5), who were making their first title-game appearance since 1988. Altus had just 161 total yards and nine first downs, including only 18 yards and two first downs in the second half.

The Titans also contained Altus quarterback Matt Terry, limiting him to 8 yards passing and 24 yards rushing. Terry entered the game with 1,338 yards rushing.

Altus led 11-7 after a 36-yard touchdown run by fullback Steven Schroeder with 9:51 left in the second quarter. Four plays later, Daniel hit tight end J.D. Runnels for a 14-yard TD to give Carl Albert the lead for good at 14-11.

Linebacker Brandon Smith intercepted Terry on the next series, giving the Titans possession at the Altus 25. Marcus Threatt then scored on a 5-yard run to give Carl Albert a 21-11 halftime lead.

Linebacker Steve Dunn closed out the scoring for the Titans when he returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter.

Threatt led all rushers with 82 yards on 21 carries.

Daniel, who scored Carl Albert's first touchdown on a 5-yard run in the first quarter, completed 6 of 9 passes for 111 yards.

Carl Albert extended its playoff winning streak to 20 games.

Only Morrison, which won seven straight Class B titles from 1988 through 1994, and Jenks, which won its sixth Class 6A title Friday, have longer streaks than Carl Albert.