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High school notebook: Wellston snaps losing streak

The Tigers broke a 21-game losing streak by defeating Holdenville, 21-14, in a game where Wellston rallied from a 14-0 first quarter deficit.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 20, 2012
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wellston football players wait for the play during practice on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wellston football players wait for the play during practice on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

It was hard for Wellston coach Fred Peery to keep his kids calm Thursday night.

The Tigers broke a 21-game losing streak by defeating Holdenville, 21-14, in a game where Wellston rallied from a 14-0 first quarter deficit.

“They were pretty excited,” Peery said. “They were about to start celebrating before we even had the win. They were trying to celebrate when we scored the go ahead touchdown (in the third quarter).”

Junior running back Colton Ebers rushed for three touchdowns and senior defensive back Kole Miller intercepted three passes for the Tigers.

Peery had previously told the team that when the Tigers finally won a game, he didn't want them celebrating like they had won the Super Bowl. But it was difficult not to celebrate such a monumental victory.

“The crowd was pretty ecstatic,” Peery said. “I tried to keep our kids as calm as possible. I wanted them to act like they have been there before.”

Breaking the losing streak, however, is a relief, Peery admitted. It also was his first win as a head coach.

“I still think there is a lot of work to be done, but that is the first step,” he said.

PUTNAM CITY KEEPS PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE

With an 18-13 win over Bixby, Putnam City kept itself in the playoff race in District 6A-2.

The run game of quarterback Devin White and running back Javone Knox powered the tight victory, the Pirates' third in the last four weeks.

At 3-2 in the district, the Pirates are tied with Westmoore and Sapulpa, teams they split with earlier this season.

With Muskogee and Jenks left on the schedule — both at Putnam City Stadium — Pirate coach John Wofford knows his team simply needs to stay focused on controlling its own play.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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