Snyder joins 300-win club
Class 3A No. 4 Seminole beat McLoud 62-24 on Friday night, giving coach Mike Snyder his 300th career victory.
Snyder, who has been Seminole's head coach since 1980, joins Joe Tunnell (322 victories at Rush Springs, Lindsay) and Bruce Hendrickson (301 at Commerce, Texhoma, Okeene, Seiling, Ringwood and Crescent) as the state's only 300-game winners.
Snyder said there was satisfaction and some relief after reaching the milestone.
“You get to that one game needed and don't know when it's going to happen,” he said. “We've got a real good group of kids. They've not really talked about that, but they wanted to get it done.”
The Chieftans (2-0) ended any doubt about the outcome early, scoring 21 in the first quarter and leading 49-7 at halftime.
“It's such a fun ride that I've been on, because we've have had a lot of success and we've maintained that,” Snyder said. “I've benefited from a lot of good players and a lot of good assistant coaches.”
Titans end their skid
Steven Thompson guided a balanced Carl Albert offense that gave the Class 5A No. 9 Titans their first victory of the season, 31-10 at Duncan. Thompson scored on runs of 34 and 30 yards, and threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Williams. Carl Albert had 226 yards rushing, 225 passing.
Blanchard wins behind Lamley
Brock Lamley's five touchdown passes led Class 3A No. 9 Blanchard to a 42-14 victory over Newcastle. Lamley hit Zach Hill for two of the TDs, one of them a 59-yarder. He also threw two touchdowns to Stephan Davis. The Lions improved to 3-0.
Big plays lift Guthrie
Class 5A No. 1 Guthrie (3-0) scored three touchdowns on special teams and, after an early test, defeated Enid 49-26 at Jelsma Stadium.
J.T. McFadden's 90-yard punt return capped a wild first quarter by giving the Bluejays a 21-18 lead. Bryan Dutton had scored on a 46-yard run and Donavan Jordan had a 59-yard punt return for a TD before Enid scored three straight touchdowns on big plays, the longest an 86-yard run by Seth Handley.
Second-quarter TD runs of 1 yard by Dutton and 55 by Jordan gave Guthrie a 35-18 halftime lead. Richard Ruthers returned an interception 65 yards for a score in the third quarter.
Chancellor, Krenger lead Irish
Cody Chancellor caught two touchdown passes and had two interceptions, helping lead Class 5A No. 6 Bishop McGuinness to a 42-7 victory at Weatherford. Danny Krenger added an 89-yard TD run and scored on a 39-yard interception return.
Quarterback Jacob Lewis, who missed most of last week's game with a leg bruise, gained 85 yards on 13 carries and was 14-of-21 passing for 142 yards and two TDs for the Irish (3-0).
Minco handles Maysville
Dakota Garrett ran for three scores and Tyler Mitchum threw for three, leading Class A No. 9 Minco past Maysville, 39-7. Garrett scored on runs of 4, 14 and 1 yards. Mitchum had TD passes of 34 and 22 yards to Jacob Overton, and a 40-yarder to Joe Mitchell.
Wild finish for Victory Christian
Victory Christian scored all its points in the fourth quarter, including two touchdowns in the final 1:09, to stun Class 3A No. 5 Sequoyah-Tahlequah 35-34.
Freshman Keats Calhoon threw four TD passes, including the game-winner for 59 yards to Cole Taylor with 15 seconds remaining. The other completion on the three-play, 92-yard drive was a 33-yarder to Jacoby Hicks.
Calhoon finished with 431 yards passing, 227 of those in the fourth quarter.
Clinton's Lee ejected
Clinton coach Mike Lee was ejected during the Red Tornadoes' 50-14 victory over Southeast, after his team received several sideline warnings. Marquiz Simpkins had 15 rushes for 206 yards and four touchdowns.
Girdley, Ada roll
Senior tailback Mason Girdley gained 253 yards on 26 carries and scored four times in Class 4A No. 5 Ada's 35-12 victory over Durant. Girdley's touchdowns covered 7, 9, 5 and 10 yards as the Cougars improved to 3-0 heading into district play.
Rockets defeat Northeast
Mount St. Mary's option game picked up 315 yards on the ground and Jacob Mollman scored four times in a 63-6 victory over Northeast. Mollman had TDs of 17, 1, 13 and 2 yards. Holden Baker added two touchdowns, on a 31-yard run and a 43-yard interception return, as the Rockets improved to 2-1.