Bishop McGuinness pulled off an upset in the first round of the Class 5A state football playoffs on Friday night.
Quarterback Jacob Lewis ran for five touchdowns to lead the No. 10-ranked Irish to a 40-27 victory over No. 6 Ardmore at Tiger Stadium. Lewis had scoring runs of 14, 52, 54, 26 and 2 yards to help McGuinness charge to a 34-13 advantage by halftime. Lewis has 12 rushing touchdowns in the last two weeks for a team that started the season 2-3.
McGuinness (7-4) advanced to the second round against No. 8-ranked Collinsville, a 21-14 victor Friday night over Tulsa Bishop Kelley.
Jarred Hall accounted for all four of Ardmore's touchdowns, one by pass and three by rush. The Tigers finished the season at 8-3.
BERGT, FREEMAN LEAD RACERS
Newcastle advanced to the next round of the Class 3A playoffs after its 28-6 win over Sulphur at Racer Field.
Zach Bergt had a 12-yard touchdown run and caught a 6-yard pass from Casey Freeman for another TD. Freeman added a 3-yard touchdown run and found Glen Cerney for a 56-yard score.
Newcastle (8-3) held Sulphur (5-6) to 231 total yards and forced four turnovers.
Class 3A's No. 2-ranked Kingfisher remained unbeaten after its 52-9 rout of Purcell.
Kingfisher running back Landen Nault ran for 267 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries. Nault had an interception and fumble recovery on defense.
Sophomore Nick Smith scored three touchdowns. He caught a 5-yard scoring pass from Docker Haub, and then ran for 7- and 19-yarders. Smith finished with 103 yards rushing on seven carries.
GUTHRIE DOMINATES CHICKS
Class 5A's top-ranked Guthrie continued its unbeaten season with a 40-3 romp past Chickasha at Jelsma Stadium.
Junior running back Idae Alexander rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, and he caught 59-yard TD pass from Reed Roberts. Kai Callins added a 37-yard touchdown run, and he snagged an 11-yard scoring pass from Roberts.
The Guthrie defense was superb, allowing just six first downs and 48 total yards. The Bluejays forced three turnovers.
SHAWNEE IMPROVES TO 9-2
No. 5-ranked Shawnee advanced in the Class 5A playoffs after its 42-14 win over Claremore at Jim Thorpe Stadium.
Shawnee running back Dillion Dutton collected 149 yards and three touchdowns over 20 carries. Quarterback John Jacobs had 67 yards and a touchdown rushing; he also threw for 106 yards and two TDs.
The Wolves improved to 9-2.
BLANCHARD THROTTLES PERKINS
Defending Class 3A state champion Blanchard is 11-0 after its 76-13 bashing of Perkins.
Braden Stringer ran the ball just seven times, but he finished with 189 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterbacks Blake Owen and Kanon Kirchner were a combined 7 of 7 for 205 yards and three touchdowns passing.
The Lions (11-0) finished with 558 total yards.
SOPHOMORE LEADS HENNESSEY
Sophomore running back Tabor Johns had 230 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries, and Class 2A's No. 4-ranked Hennessey trimmed Crooked Oak, 28-20.
Despite Johns' big effort, the Eagles (10-1) needed Tony Mendoza's 5-yard touchdown pass to Abraham Ortega in the fourth quarter to win. Mendoza added a 1-yard run in the first quarter that gave Hennessey a brief 7-0 lead.
Shauntel Skanes ran for three touchdowns as Crooked Oak finished its season 6-5.
FRANKFURT SCORES 4 TDs
Luke Frankfurt had four touchdown runs, and Thomas Qualls added one as Oklahoma Christian School won 35-7 at Chisholm. Frankfurt's TD runs covered 53, 34, 23 and 12 yards. Qualls had a 36-yarder sandwiched in between, helping the Saints improve to 8-3. OCS ran the football 43 times for 298 yards and fumbled just once.
Cashion moved on to the second round of the Class A playoffs after its 50-27 triumph over visiting Rush Springs. Juniors Dylan Kordelski and Kaleb George combined for 274 yards and three touchdowns rushing for No. 10-ranked Cashion (9-2). Quarterback Matt Harman added four touchdown passes, including 17- and 11-yarders to Hunter Suntken, which helped the Wildcats score all of their points before halftime.
CHA OUTLASTS ALVA
Colton Lindsey threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as Christian Heritage Academy came back to beat Alva, 42-21. Joseph Lemieux added touchdown runs of 4, 2 and 1 yards in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders improved to 8-3. The game was tied 14-14 at halftime, and Alva (7-4) had a 21-14 lead after three quarters. But CHA exploded for 28 points in the fourth.
MEEKER BEATS HUGO
Fullback Tim Whitfield ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns as No. 6-ranked Meeker wiped out Hugo 49-20 in a Class 2A contest. Whitfield's touchdown runs covered 10 and 80 yards. Leven Hendley added two touchdown runs, and quarterback Jacob Standlee passed for a TD and ran for another as Meeker (11-0) rolled up 549 total yards.
ANADARKO SINKS McLOUD
R.J. Sink ran for three touchdowns, and Brandon Pollard had a hand in three more as top-ranked Anadarko hammered McLoud 41-2 in a Class 4A first-round game.
Sink had touchdown runs of 50, 1 and 80 yards. Pollard added 21- and 38-yard touchdown runs, and he also threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Josh Parton.
Anadarko (11-0) outgained the Redskins 496-110.
McLoud finished 6-5.
CHEROKEE MOVES TO 9-0
Tanner Bowman ran for three touchdowns to lead No. 1-ranked Cherokee to a 52-6 rout of No. 10 Southwest Covenant in a Class C game. Bowman's scoring runs covered 1, 50 and 90 yards. The quarterback added a 51-yard touchdown pass to Chris Click to help the Chiefs (9-0) charge to a 38-6 lead by halftime.
Southwest Covenant (6-5) achieved something no other team was able to do all season — score on Cherokee's defense. The Chiefs entered the playoffs outscoring opponents 387-0. Southwest Covenant broke the goose egg Friday night in the first quarter when Nick Sitton threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Michael Cord.
A 2-point conversion pass failed, and the game was tied 6-6.
MINCO WINS BEHIND OVERTON
Quarterback Jacob Overton accounted for five touchdowns to help Class A's No. 4-ranked Minco to a 49-32 win over Velma-Alma. Overton ran for 232 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries. He was 3 of 3 for 76 yards passing, which included a 30-yard TD pass to Joe Mitchell and 22-yarder to Matt Attkinson. Mitchell added a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown, which gave the Bulldogs (10-1) an early 7-0 lead.
Destiny Christian won the Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association state championship Friday night with a 74-40 victory over the OKC Patriots. ... Special teams and defense helped No. 7-ranked Woodward rout No. 10 Ada 49-7 in a Class 4A game at Norris Field. Lane Reiven returned a fumble 3 yards for a touchdown, and Micah Kee returned a punt 40 yards for a score. ... Doc Harvey ran for five touchdowns, and Papi White added three TD runs as Class 3A's No. 3-ranked Seminole busted Marlow, 52-19. ... Plainview ruined Centennial's first-ever playoff appearance, hammering the Bison, 60-0.
HOW THEY FARED
How The Oklahoman's No. 1-ranked football teams did during the first round of the playoffs:
No. 1 Jenks (11-0) defeated Owasso, 14-10
No. 1 Guthrie (11-0) defeated Chickasha, 40-3
No. 1 Anadarko (11-0) defeated McLoud, 41-2
No. 1 Blanchard (10-0) defeated Perkins, 76-13
No. 1 Millwood (11-0) defeated Tonkawa, 72-0
No. 1 Ringling (9-1) defeated Watonga, 61-6
No. 1 Laverne (11-0) defeated Allen, 68-20
No. 1 Cherokee (9-0) defeated No. 10 Southwest Covenant, 52-6