Healthy Hornets sting Muskogee
By Ray Martin
Class 6A’s third-ranked Muskogee fell 28-13 at the hands of Tulsa Washington Thursday night. The loss came as a surprise, given that BTW has had a mediocre season at best.
But Muskogee coach Matt Hennesy said the Hornets are better than people think.
“They are healthy for the first time all season,” Hennesy said. “They have some really great athletes,”
Each of Washington’s TDs came on plays of more than 40-yards.
“They just played better than we did,” Hennesy said.
Trae Cook, the states leading passer was sidelined in the fourth quarter with a concussion. He had less than 50-yards passing when he left the game. Hennesy said after watching game film he thinks the concussion took place mid-way through the second quarter.
Standout receiver Jameel Owens took snaps for the remainder of the game. Earlier in the week Owens was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will feature the nation’s top 84 high school football players. (See Sunday’s Okahoman for more details on Owens)
Hennesy said Cook could return Friday against Owasso, but Owens will continue to take snaps this week in practice.
“He has a lot of poise and has the best arm of anyone on the team,” Hennesy said. “He wants the ball in his hands all the time.”
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