Class 2A football: Championship notebook

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO, Staff Writer, bprzybylo@opubco.com Published: December 13, 2009
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Kingfisher's bad start an omen

Even before the injury to quarterback Derek Patterson, things were looking bleak for Kingfisher.

The Yellowjackets couldn't get anything going as Lincoln Christian won 35-0 for its first state championship Saturday afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

In the first five minutes of the game, Kingfisher had five penalties and also had a third-and-62 from its 5-yard line.

"Penalties just rocked us. We had three times more penalties in the first half of the first quarter than the entire game last week against Millwood," Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said. "It definitely put us in the hole. There was a third and 62. There's no way we don't have that in our playbook."

Lincoln Christian's Austin Vokoun started it all with a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage.

Patterson was injured in the second quarter.

Lincoln Christian's thoughts with Patterson

The game had a 21-minute delay after the injury to Patterson. Both teams attempted to return to the intensity the game had before the hit, but the thoughts and prayers were with Patterson.

"Our heart goes out to the quarterback, Patterson. I hate to see injuries happen to anybody," Lincoln Christian coach Darren Melton said. "Absolutely hate it. Hope he recovers, he's a tough kid."