Those affiliated with the Children's Center Bowl football game between Bethany and Washington were hopeful of raising $10,000 for the Children's Center, a non-profit pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Bethany.
They reached their goal, and then some. The two schools, their players and fans donated $11,476 to the Center after Friday night's game. The schools collected donations all week, competing in a “Penny War” with each other. Washington won the contest, bringing in more than $8,000.
Holmes' hard work lifts Union
Tulsa Union's Kendall Holmes had to be the Redskins' workhorse Friday night, and it paid off. The junior running back rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries in Union's 21-14 win over Broken Arrow.
“They told me in the second quarter I was going to have to be a workhorse,” Holmes told the Tulsa World. “They put it on my back and I told them I wasn't going to let them down. If you give me 100 percent, I'll give you 100 percent.”
Union quarterback Hunter Atyia was 13-of-21 passing for 185 yards, with a key 70-yard TD toss to Ryan Mischler in the third quarter.
Mitchell, Irwins come up big for Mustang
Mustang's search for playmakers around quarterback Brandon Taylor came into focus a little more in Friday's 27-14 win over Bixby, the Broncos' first of the season.
Junior receiver Travis Mitchell caught two touchdown passes from Taylor, who threw for nearly 300 yards. Senior Derek Garvin pulled in a TD pass, and running back Cory Irwins added 75 rushing yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries.
Juniors Andrew Madison and Tucker Calmus each came up with crucial interceptions for the Broncos, who host Lawton on Friday.
Wynnewood off to hot start
The last time Wynnewood started a season 3-0, the Savages were in the midst of a 37-game winning streak, and James Allen was just a year removed from the Wynnewood backfield.