McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local Sports

October 25, 2013

Know Your Foe: Comets host Buffs in Homecoming

(Continued)

McALESTER —

Pratt said the Comets run a lot of offensive plays out their spread and empty sets. Though traditionally more of a run-based team, Pratt said, the 2013 Comets’ offense has looked more varied and multi-faceted, and the Buffs’ defensive backs will likely see as much action as their linebackers and linemen.

“You have to stop the run and the pass,” Pratt said. “Their quarterback has been hurt for about the last five weeks, but the kid who’s come in and played quarterback is very, very productive.”

Kelley’s defense, meanwhile, looks a lot like the run-stopping defense of last year. With 136 points allowed in seven games, Bishop Kelley’s defense ranks second in the district.

The Comets have routinely kept eight in the box this season, Pratt said, and unless the Buffs want their running backs to take a beating, they’ll need to find a way to move the ball in the air. With 343 total points this season, McAlester’s offense ranks second in 5A, just three points behind top-ranked Guthrie.

“We’ve had some luck in the past on them,” Pratt said. “We’ll be able to try to run it and throw it when we can. But that’s what we feel like we’ll get, what we call a ‘bear’ look, and they’ll be bringing guys off the edge like they did last year.”

The Buffs will be without starting quarterback Dalton Wood for the third consecutive game. Pratt said Wood tried to return to practice earlier this week, but it became clear Tuesday that Wood still needed more time.

Instead, the Buffs will go with Caden Pratt at quarterback. Pratt has looked more confident throwing the ball this year, throwing six touchdown passes in three games.

Four of Caden’s touchdown passes have been for 30 or more yards, and two have been for 60 or more.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Square logo.jpg Great Balls of Fire announces fall bowling leagues

    Great Balls of Fire in McAlester has announced its schedule for the 2014-15 fall bowling leagues.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chance Sistrunk 1 Buffs’ Sistrunk sweeps All-State matches

    Recent McAlester graduate Chance Sistrunk won both of his matches, helping the East beat the West 9-6 in the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s All-State tennis tournament Tuesday at the University of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • Clayton Pinson Big first inning propels Swag

    Barney Davis gave up just one run in five innings, and Swag used an eight-run first inning to run-rule team Say I Won’t 10-1 in five innings at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • Michael McNutt The Firm wins softball season-opener

    Summer-league champion The Firm got two home runs from Timmy Lawson, run-ruling the Dominators 16-0 in three innings of Tuesday’s fall-league season-opener at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.

    July 30, 2014 5 Photos

  • Local duo wins night-fishing tournament

    Overcoming an injury makes a victory all the sweeter, and local fishermen Larry Owens and Lester Wray got to experience that at a July 12 night-fishing tournament at Lake Eufaula.

    July 29, 2014

  • Brandon Rutledge and Ryan Kelley Two McAlester Sluggers head to Florida

    Thanks to their speed, incoming McAlester freshmen Brandon Rutledge and Ryan Kelley will get to compete with the Midwest 14-Under All American Team at the United States Specialty Sports Association’s All American Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this weekend in Kissimmee, Fla.
     

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Danny and Grant Kelley Locals bowl for charity

    Brecken Wagner, a local attorney and member of the Pittsburg County Bar Association, continued his organization’s fundraising legacy Friday, when his “Pins for Awareness” bowling tournament took place at Great Balls of Fire in McAlester.

    July 27, 2014 5 Photos

  • Savanna physicals and football camp upcoming

    Savanna Public Schools will hold physicals for male athletes in grades seven through 12 on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Savanna High School cafeteria.

    July 26, 2014

  • NaShay Alexander Lady Miners come back against Cowgirls

    The Hartshorne Lady Miners sent eight to the plate in the bottom of the third inning, scoring six runs to come back and beat the Kiowa Cowgirls 7-5 in Thursday’s summer league game at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.
     

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Megan Jernigen and Taylor Jones Lady Hornets edge Lady Buffs

    Megan Jernigen’s two-run inside-the-park home run gave the Stuart Lady Hornets the only lead they’d need, eventually beating the McAlester Lady Buffaloes 3-1 Thursday at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.

    July 25, 2014 5 Photos

Poll

Do you agree with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision?

Yes
No
     View Results
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.