“Lack of tackling,” Marsaln said. “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, we do that the first 20 minutes of practice.”
Marsaln added that at least three Hugo scores came on plays where the Diggers had the ball-carrier wrapped up but couldn’t bring him down. Due to a lack of upperclassmen, Wilburton continues to use freshmen and sophomores on defense, and Marsaln said that difference in both size and experience continues to lead to big losses.
Wilburton’s season ends Friday at Hartshorne.
“We’re playing a JV against people’s varsities,” he said.
“I’m curious to see if the rivalry game gives us a lifted spirit this week.”
Gore 56, Haileyville 7:
After four consecutive shutouts, Reco Sweet gave Haileyville a moment to celebrate with a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
But that score wasn’t nearly enough to overcome Gore’s high-scoring first half. Haileyville coach Dennis Ford said Gore led 25-0 at halftime, taking advantage of a blocked Haileyville punt.
“It was a lot closer game than the score indicated,” Ford said.
“We’re building for the future. When we put kids in and they get scored on this year, it means they’re going to learn for next year.”
Haileyville will host Quinton for Homecoming on Friday. Haileyville fell to 0-9 this season.
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