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High school football roundup: Seminole gives coach Mike Snyder win No. 300

Oklahoma coaching legend has been at Seminole since 1980. He joins Joe Tunnell and Bruce Hendrickson as the state's only 300-game winners.
From Staff Reports Published: September 15, 2012

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.

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