Altus coach Chad Stone saw the YouTube video of how Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Wash., beat Skyview and thought it might be a teaching tool for his players.
He just didn't know it would come in handy two weeks later.
The Bulldogs beat Chickasha 32-29 in double overtime in crazy fashion Friday night, mirroring the play that received national attention when Skyview blocked the game-winning field goal but failed to pick up the loose ball, allowing Columbia River to recover it and score.
Altus attempted the same thing in double overtime when Gabe Barton's kick was blocked and Chickasha players started walking off the field. Tight end Jackson Herring picked up the ball but nearly handed it to an official before running into the end zone.
There was just one problem — the whistle had been blown.
“There was about four or five minutes of confusion,” Stone said.
The officials ruled that it was an inadvertent whistle and they would replay the down. Barton made the second try from 20 yards out to win the game.
The win is the first this season for the Bulldogs, who play host to rival Duncan next week.
Stone, though, was not only happy to get the win, but see the officials make the right call.
“I thought for a little bit that maybe we were going to get homered a little bit, but they went ahead and did the right thing,” he said. “Our kids are pretty talented. We've had a tough schedule, tough stretch and the kids have not been playing with much confidence. A win like that hopefully can jump-start some confidence.”
DOUGLASS' CLARK RECORDS 50TH CAREER SACK
On a night full of big plays by Douglass, Deondre Clark reached an impressive personal milestone with his 50th career quarterback sack in Friday's 54-0 win over Tecumseh.
Clark set the Douglass school record for sacks in a season with 22 a year ago, and he showed his athletic ability on offense Friday night as well. He scored two rushing touchdowns, including a 68-yarder in the third quarter.
Seven of the Trojans' eight touchdowns went for 57 yards or more, with sophomore quarterback Patrick McKaufman throwing three long touchdown passes on his way to a 300-yard night.
Linebacker Johnny Jones also returned an interception 63 yards for a score.
Douglass (3-1) leaves Oklahoma City for the first time this season, heading to Mannford for another District 4A-2 game Friday.
CRESCENT OVERCOMES MISTAKES
Crescent coach J.L. Fisher has seen some inconsistencies with the Tigers' offense.
“We look absolutely incredible one series and the next series it's like, ‘Where did that team go?'” he said.
That was the same situation Friday for Crescent during the 38-22 win against Carnegie.
The Tigers committed five turnovers, but Michael Cronister rushed for more than 200 yards and Tristan Lacey had 169 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
Lacey was also 1 for 2 in field goal attempts.
But Fisher is hoping to see some improvements moving forward.
“It's just young mistakes that we've got to improve on,” Fisher said.
COACHES REACH MILESTONE WINS
Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers admits beating Heritage Hall for his 100th career win was special.
“Heritage Hall has a lot of tradition,” he said. “I don't think in Kingfisher's history, as far as I can remember, I don't think Kingfisher has ever beaten them at Heritage Hall.
“Anytime you can beat a team that has as much tradition and is as well through of as Heritage Hall, if it's your first win or 100th win it's pretty sweet.”
Myers wasn't the only coach to accomplish a milestone Friday. Tuttle coach Phil Koons and Tipton coach Jim Kerbo each won their 200th game.
BETHANY'S DUKE HAS ANOTHER BIG GAME
Bethany junior quarterback Kyle Duke keeps improving.
He accounted for four more touchdowns for the Bronchos in their 45-27 win against Chandler.
“He has just kind of settled in,” Bethany coach Reagan Roof said. “He didn't play as well as we would have liked him to the first two weeks. He just looks a lot more calm and poised out there. He's seeing everything and making his reads both in the run game and passing game.”
Duke rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 15 of 21 passes for 148 yards and one TD.
*Empire junior Dylan Twigg accounted for six touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 41-20 win against Rush Springs. He carried the ball 33 times for 306 yards and four TDs, and he also threw a 48-yard TD. But he was just as impressive on defense, coming up with a pick-six as part of his two interceptions and fumble recovery.
*Summit Christian senior Jeremy Pelotte had 308 all-purpose yards and three TDs during a 60-12 victory against Liberty. Senior receiver Haden Farrell also caught five passes for 140 yards and two TDs.