VIAN — The Wolverines must’ve been in mid-season form in scoring six touchdowns with its first-team offense against Lincoln Christian.
“It was pretty positive for the first scrimmage,” coach Brandon Tyler said. “We saw a lot of great things. I thought we ran the ball well.”
Quarterback Landon Decker ran for two touchdowns, Eric Casey and Rowdy Simon each had a TD run and Tre’ Locust and Shawn Troutman caught TD passes.
Tyler was happy with the spread offense, which his team is debuting this season.
“I thought we went pretty good,” he said. “I thought Landon and Riley (Simon) did a good job of operating the offense.”
EUFAULA — First-year coach Larry Newton, Jr. wasn’t worried about plays. That comes later, he said.
“We wanted to know if we were going to hit and that’s what we did,” Newton, a Eufaula graduate, said. “We wanted to be in shape. I wasn’t worried about the Xs and Os.
The Ironheads scrimmaged at Morris.
“I thought we were effective — we scored two times,” Newton said. “They couldn’t move the ball on our main unit. I’m happy with the way we played, but I know we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
STIGLER/SEQUOYAH — The Panthers’ offense showed up well, coach Chris Risenhoover said.
“Cade (Shearwood) really dealt the ball well and our offensive line played well,” he said. “Our receivers were sharp. The timing of the offense was where I like to see it. I feel good about where we’re at right now.”
The Panthers scrimmaged with Sequoyah, Grove and Sallisaw at Sequoyah.
“I felt good about our ability to move the ball,” he said. “We spread it around to a number of different players. We had a quarterback who rushed for almost 1,900 yards last year and we other players make plays.”
Risenhoover also was happy with his team’s defense.
“I thought we held our own against quality teams,” he said.
Sequoyah coach Brent Scott was quite happy with his team’s efficency in their portions of the scrimmage.
“It was crisp. Stigler, Sallisaw and Grove are good teams,” he said.
Quarterback Brayden Scott, Brent Scott’s son, threw for 200 yards and six touchdowns.
“We also caught the ball and ran with it well,” he said. “If there was anything I was unhappy about, I would tell you.”
The older Scott also used the scrimmage to find much-needed depth.
“We just need more people to play with on Friday nights,” he said.
WARNER — Coach Chris McMullen said he would give his team a grade of B-minus.
“That’s because we sputtered on offense,” he said. “Our pass protection also has to improve and it will.”
The Eagles scrimmaged at home against Canadian and Roland. McMullen, entering his third year at the school, said he was interested to see how the new players would play.
“We moved some guys around, such as a guard to a tackle,” he said. “We also have a couple of guys in their first year at Warner. I was pleased with the mental effort of our kids.”
WHITESBORO 11, OKTAHA 6 — Losing pitcher Dakota Berry (0-1) gave up nine runs, three of which were earned, five hits and struck out six batters as the Tigers lost at the Red Oak Tournament on Friday. The Tigers dropped to 1-4 for the season.
Jordan Webb had one hit and walked three times, while Josh Sparrow and Josh Bible each had a hit and an RBI. The Tigers have a three-way at Oktaha at 4:30 p.m. Monday against Okay and Red Oak.
OKTAHA 7, QUINTON 3 — The Lady Tigers erupted for six runs in the third to gain a lead they never relinquished in moving to 4-2 on the year.
Caitlin Sikes had a two-run triple, Madyson Fox, Callie Barnes and Taylor Pevehouse also had RBI hits in the inning. Fox and Pevehouse were Oktaha’s multi-hit batsmen each going 2-for-4.
Fox ran her pitching record to 4-2 while overcoming a rough start. She gave up three of her seven hits in a two-run first inning and a home run in the third. She settled, allowing one hit over the final four innings.
CHECOTAH SWEEPS — Playing in the Kellyville Tournament, Kiah Hill’s game-tying single and Ragan Burge’s game-winning single brought Checotah back from a one-run deficit for a walkoff 7-6 win over Keys The Ladycats went 2-0 by beating Mounds 5-4, never trailing in that contest. Kori Carmack and Kelsey Casey had two hits each and Taylor Davidson had an RBI. Also in the Keys game, Samantha Henin doubled in a run. Checotah is 5-3 and returns to the tournament to plays Owasso’s JV at 9 a.m. and Okmulgee at 10:30 a.m. today.
SEQUOYAH TOURNAMENT — The host Lady Indians went 3-0 in their pool Friday to advance to today’s semifinals as one top seed. McAlester, Okay, Westville and Claremore Sequoyah begin their pool play at 9 a.m. today with the runner-up getting the hosts in one semifinal.
Sequoyah beat Hulbert 2-0 (25-7, 25-15), Coweta 2-1 (25-20, 16-25, 16-14) and Salina 2-0 (25-11, 25-20) to move to 5-0 on the year. Coweta will play the other pool winner after going 2-1. Salina was 1-2 and Hulbert went 0-3.
The semifinals are expected to start at 3:30 p.m. with the finals between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Muskogee, Hilldale at Broken Arrow Tournament (Muskogee vs. Claremore Sequoyah, 10:30 a.m., Oologah, 2 p.m.; Hilldale vs. Bartlesville, 10:30 a.m., vs. Adair, 2 p.m.; Haskell vs. Pryor, 9 a.m., vs. Broken Arrow, 12:30 p.m.; Sequoyah vs. Sapulpa, 9 a.m., vs. Westmoore, 12:30 p.m.
Fort Gibson, Tahlequah at Collinsville Festival
Ketchum at Porter, noon
Porum at Wilburton Tournament
Checotah at Kellyville Tournament vs. Owasso JV, 9 a.m.; Okmulgee, 10:30 a.m
Okay, Sequoyah at Sequoyah Tournament