High school football notebook: Altus beats Chickasha in crazy fashion

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.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: September 28, 2013

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.

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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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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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