“Once we finally settled in and got our heads right, we really started playing well.”
Quinton will head to Wynnewood, the District A-5 champion, on Friday for the first round of the playoffs. To beat the second-ranked team in Class A, Reeder said, “We’re going to have play the best game we have all year.”
Though Haileyville’s defensive strategy left the Warriors vulnerable to the run, Haileyville coach Dennis Ford said it succeeded at stalling the passing game.
“We only had one interception in nine games and we had two last night,” Ford said.
Matt Brunner ran in a 42-yard touchdown run for the Warriors. Haileyville would’ve scored a second touchdown on a trick play on the final play of the season had the referees not ruled it an illegal procedure.
With so many underclassmen playing for the Warriors this year, the 2014 Warriors might finally end Haileyville’s 24-game losing streak once the team returns to 8-man football.
Friday’s game meant the end for Haileyville seniors Briley Cozad, Brian Gibson and Shadoe Harshaw. Ford said called all three seniors “great young men.”
Chouteau-Mazie 28, Canadian 0:
Canadian quarterback Caleb Jarrett went 4-for-10 for 24 passing yards and rushed for 43 more, according to team statistician Corey Koedyker, but the Cougars committed several penalties on the Wildcats’ first drive of the game, allowing Chouteau-Mazie to go up 7-0 and never look back.
Jarrett also threw an interception that Isaac Carter returned for a touchdown, according to the Pryor Daily Times.
Canadian finished its second year of 11-man football 1-9 overall, 1-6 in the district. The Cougars will return to 8-man next year, which should make it easier for a squad that struggled with numbers all season long.
Friday’s home game marked the end of high school football for Canadian seniors Jarrett, Matt Hill, David Gaylor, Destine Hayes, Ryan Leal and Jacob Jester
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