Jarrett also record a 65-yard touchdown run midway through the third, putting the Cougars up 32-7. By that point momentum had completely swung Haileyville's way, and even a fourth-quarter touchdown from Carlos Manus couldn't get the Warriors mentally back into the game.
“The punt that we weren’t supposed to field, I think, caused us to break our momentum,” Haileyville coach Dennis Ford said.
“We just have to learn to win.”
Playing just their second game of the season, the Cougars made some mistakes but still managed their first win. The Warriors have now played and lost all four games this season, Haileyville’s overall losing streak now standing at 18.
Savanna 41, Coalgate 0:
Having missed the first two games of the season, Savanna running back seems to be making up for lost time. Preston rushed for three touchdowns and caught a fourth, capping a dominant trip to Coalgate, a Class 2A team, on Friday.
“The team responds well to them when they’re playing,” Bulldogs coach James Bond said of Preston and fellow running back Hunter Needham.
“We open up district play against Haileyville Friday night, so we just have to go to work.”
Bond said the Bulldogs focused on controlling the line of scrimmage, whether on offense or defense. Solid line play definitely helped Savanna lineman Daytona Trammel to force a safety late in the game.
“Just up front, mixing up blitzes and putting pressure on the quarterback,” Bond said.
“The kids really responded well this week.”
As the Bulldogs prepare to take on the winless Warriors on Friday, Bond said they’ll focus on more consistent special teams play. The Bulldogs started several possessions in Coalgate territory Friday night.
Hartshorne 40, Antlers 0:
Despite a few too many third-and-long situations, the Miners started district play in grand fashion, dominating Antlers in Friday’s Homecoming game.