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October 26, 2013

Region Roundup: Miners and Bulldogs win

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McALESTER —

“Vian, athletically, they’re too deep, and they’re good at every position,” Marsaln said.

“Everybody wants to play like that”

The Diggers scored two touchdowns, both on passes from Cade Fite to his brother Jonathan Fite. The Fites connected for a 30-yard pass in the second quarter against Vian’s first-string defense, then did so again in the third against Vian’s second string.

“That’s where we had our most success, throwing the ball to the outside,” Marsaln said.

“We had two other chances. We were moving the ball and we turned it over.”

Wilburton next plays at Hugo on Friday.

Central Sallisaw 62, Canadian 12:

The Canadian Cougars started Friday’s home game against Central Sallisaw well. The Tigers went up 7-0, but Paul Childers returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 7-6.

“After that, things just kinda fell apart,” Canadian coach Mike Terney said. “They ran the ball very, very well and they blocked very well on offense.”

Caleb Jarrett added a 52-yard touchdown run later in the game. The best offensive player this season, Jarrett threw for 68 yards and rushed for 65.

“Most of our starters were part time last year,” Terney said. “Our only real starter was Caleb Jarrett. We’ve had some injuries. We’re very thin on the offensive line and defensive line because of injuries.”

Terney said the Cougars could suit up just 14 players Friday at Quinton. He added that he’s trying to balance fielding a competitive team this season with getting his many young players enough minutes this season to be competitive next year.

Canadian fell to 1-6 with the loss.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

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