STILLWATER — It's been a feeling of unfinished business all year for Lincoln Christian. On Saturday, the Bulldogs closed the show.
Lincoln Christian jumped out early and never looked back in rolling to a 35-0 victory against Kingfisher in the Class 2A state championship Saturday afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium.
It is Lincoln Christian's first state championship.
Junior Austin Vokoun set the tone early, taking an interception 33 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.
"That was big and really got things going for us. It set the tone for the rest of the day," senior quarterback Cale Grauer said.
Some teams have an offense that can match the explosiveness of Lincoln Christian (14-1). Some teams have a defense that can match the size and strength of the Bulldogs. But there are few teams in the state, and certainly none in 2A, that can go stride for stride with them.
With Lincoln Christian up 14-0 in the second quarter, senior Roman Wilson, one of the best all-around players in the state, put his stamp on the championship with an electrifying 70-yard punt return for a touchdown. Wilson split Kingfisher defenders at the start and streaked down the sideline.
"I saw the ball bouncing and picked it up and thought I could split the defenders," Wilson said. "I had a great block. I wasn't sure if I stayed in bounds, but I kept running."