Hartford threw an incomplete pass, but Haileyville drew a yellow flag for roughing the passer. More penalties helped Hartford move into the Haileyville red zone, and the Hustlers scored the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of play.
Haileyville’s nearly two-year-old losing streak will continue at least one more week.
“We just did not do our assignments like we were supposed to,” Ford said.
“More disappointing than that, we faced a series of penalties that kept us from really getting any offense going”
Freshman quarterback Seth Davidson played well for the Warriors. His 45-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Smith cut Hartford’s lead to 14-12 in the fourth quarter, then his 25-yard pass to Ty Magruder put the Warriors up 19-14 with six minutes left in the game.
Smith also scored on a 43-yard reverse to make it 8-6 Hartford in the third.
Haileyville’s first district game, a home game against Canadian, has been moved up a day to Thursday.
Depew 38, Canadian 28:
The Cougars had two chances to win the game. Down 30-28 in the fourth quarter, team statistician Corey Koedyker said, the Cougars successfully attempted an onside kick, but they couldn’t do anything with it and turned it over on downs.
The Cougars’ defense held, however, forcing Depew to punt late in the fourth.
“They punted to us, and we fumbled the punt return,” Koedyker said. “Depew picked it up and ran it in for a touchdown.”
Paul Childers starred for the Cougars, racking up 186 all-purpose yards and posting both a rushing and receiving toucdown. His 69-yard receiving TD came from Caleb Jarrett, who threw for 176 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown.
A 6-6 game at halftime, Depew went up 22-14 in the third, but Canadian came back to tie it 22-22 heading into the fourth.