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Bridge Creek stuns Purcell in Class 3A first-round game

BY TRENT SHADID For The Oklahoman Published: November 11, 2011
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photo - Chris Golden (24) of Bridge Creek leaves behind a Purcell defender during a high school football playoff game between Purcell and Bridge Creek at Conger Field in Purcell, Okla.,Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Chris Golden (24) of Bridge Creek leaves behind a Purcell defender during a high school football playoff game between Purcell and Bridge Creek at Conger Field in Purcell, Okla.,Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

PURCELL - Bridge Creek came into its opening round playoff game against Purcell as a heavy underdog, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by watching the game.

The Bobcats came out on fire, setting the tone for the night by scoring rushing touchdowns on their first three possessions. Their offense finished the game with 351 yards rushing as they stunned Purcell 46-14 at Conger Field.

Bridge Creek, District 3A-1's fourth-place team, squeezed into the playoffs by winning its final three district games. The winning streak was capped off by last Friday's 18-14 win over Blanchard on a Hail Mary pass as time expired.

Bridge Creek coach Jerry Wallis believes his team has continued to improve each week with its back against the wall.

“We had to win our last three district games just to get into the playoffs, and since that point our team has continued to improve each week,” Wallis said.

Bridge Creek was led by senior running back Chris Golden, who had 20 carries for 134 yards and three touchdowns.

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