GLENPOOL — When Glenpool had Douglass on the ropes, it was time to call on Dior Smiley and Chris Compton.
Smiley and Compton combined for all five touchdowns to lead Douglass to a 33-30 victory over host Glenpool on Friday night in the District 4A-2 game.
Douglass (7-2, 5-1) ran 64 plays on offense to just 26 for Glenpool (5-4, 5-1), but Glenpool's big plays kept the Warriors in the game. Glenpool 286 of its 296 total, yards on just five plays.
“When you face good football teams, they are going to make plays,” said Douglass coach Willis Alexander. “My hat's off to them.”
The Trojans trailed 21-20 late in the third quarter until a drive, highlighted by a two clutch third-down catches by Smiley from Compton, put Douglass up 26-21 with 1:31 left in the third quarter.
A spectacular 40-yard touchdown run by Smiley seemed to put the game away at 33-21 midway through the fourth quarter until a frantic comeback attempt ended as time expired.
“I just felt like we answered every challenge,” said Alexander. “We showed a lot of character tonight the way we could withstand everything that was thrown at us. We were fortunate to hold on to win.”
Smiley, a junior wide receiver, finished with three catches for 91 yards and a touchdown, and had 51 yards rushing and two touchdowns on four carries. Compton picked scored on two, 1-yard quarterback sneaks and picked up valuable yards running and passing all game.
“He (Smiley) has been in our program for awhile, and it's time for him to shine,” said Alexander. “He's getting an opportunity to make plays, and he's making plays.”
Glenpool was led by senior running back Alton Adkins, who scored on runs of 66 and 63 yards, finishing with 129 yards on 11 carries. Junior quarterback Jake Ramos threw for 187 yards, completing five of eight passes.
After Glenpool had cut the lead to 33-28 with 1:30 remaining on a 12-yard pass from Ramos to Connor Ferrell, Douglass tried an innovate way to run out the clock.
On fourth down with nine second left on its own 44-yard line, Compton sprinted backward 44 yards to run out the back of the end zone for a safety with two seconds remaining. After a fair catch on the kickoff, a 68-yard pass play with several laterals ended on the Douglass 31-yard line as time expired.