By Robert Przybylo
From watching Hennessey and hearing about the Eagles the last couple of weeks, how did this team lose three times? With that defense? Really?
It was an incredible display against another physical team like Davis where the defense almost held the Wolves under 100 yards of total offense in winning their first championship in a 14-0 victory.
The defense starts with Derrick Luetjen. He sticks out like a sore thumb when you’re watching Hennessey play. Who knows, perhaps he’ll be back at Boone Pickens Stadium as a member of Oklahoma State?
One thing Hennessey did a tremendous job of was tackling. Whenever Davis had open space and it turned into a 1-on-1 situation, the Eagles always made the stop. That’s how 3 and 4-yard runs don’t turn into 10, 15 and touchdown runs.
Coach Shannon Watford not only drew up a masterful game plan but coached the game of his life Saturday. Big call after big call turned out right. He would go for it on fourth down on the first drive to set the tone. It worked. He went for it inside his own 20. Right again.
In the second half, QB Trey Leu got the running game going and quarterback run late in the fourth quarter iced the game. A great effort by a gritty bunch of kids. Oh yea, Hennessey also won the academic achievement award, too.
Ivan Moreno, Hennessey: Needed a little offense to win that sucker, too. Moreno rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles.
Kingfisher football: The seniors may have left Friday without the championship, but what they’ve done for Yellowjacket football has been incredible. Three final appearances and gave us everything they possible could in a classic battle with Heritage Hall.
Devante Moore, El Reno: Moore notched 30 points as the Indians held off Norman North 56-55 in the finals of the Western Heights Tournament.