McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 5, 2012

McAlester shuts down Hale

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — The McAlester Buffaloes entered Friday's game against the Hale Rangers at Hook Eales Stadium hoping to fine-tune their passing game, but cool temperatures and gusting winds quickly killed that idea.

Instead, the Buffs went back to doing what they do best: running the ball and blocking punts. And when the Buffs do what they do best, few teams can stop them.

Caden Pratt rushed for three touchdowns and threw for a fourth, while Jarome Smith recovered two blocked punts for touchdowns and rushed for another, powering the Buffaloes to a 56-14 blowout over the Rangers. McAlester remains undefeated in district play, adding the maximum 15 points to its tie-breaking score differential of plus-38.

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