High school football: Oklahoma Christian School stays calm in upset of No. 1 Millwood

OCS was able to strike with a few big plays, scoring on passes of 47, 50 and 42 yards, the last of which was mostly credited to the legs of Luke Frankfurt.
by Scott Wright Published: October 5, 2012
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photo - OCS' Luke Frankfurt looks to get by Millwood's Tyjuan Turner during the high school football game between Oklahoma Christian and Millwood at Oklahoma Christian Schools in Edmond, Okla.,  Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
OCS' Luke Frankfurt looks to get by Millwood's Tyjuan Turner during the high school football game between Oklahoma Christian and Millwood at Oklahoma Christian Schools in Edmond, Okla., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

— Oklahoma Christian coach Derek Turner noticed a sense of belief in his players, even before Friday night's game against top-ranked Millwood began.

“The kids who usually get nervous and throw up before the game, they weren't throwing up,” Turner said with a laugh. “Our kids knew from the get-go. They believed it. We weren't nervous.”

The Saints' calm minds — and stomachs — helped produce arguably the biggest win in the program's history, 22-18 over Millwood at OCS.

The Saints have won big games before, like the season-opening win over Metro Christian a few weeks ago. But this was a district game against the No. 1 team in Class 2A.

“We've never beat a No. 1 team before,” Turner said. “And the history, there's probably not a more storied, history-filled team than Millwood. They were the No. 1 team and we beat them, and it's an awesome feeling.”

OCS was able to strike with a few big plays, scoring on passes of 47, 50 and 42 yards, the last of which was mostly credited to the legs of Luke Frankfurt.

The sophomore running back took a screen pass on third-and-10 from the Millwood 42, and slashed upfield, running into a pair of Millwood tacklers around the 30-yard line. But the 170-pound Frankfurt was able to bounce off and outrun the rest of the defense to the end zone for the go-ahead score.


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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