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Class 3A championship notebook: Blanchard does it for Lynzey Kuzilik

The 16-year-old Blanchard student was recently diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a bone cancer.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 7, 2012

/articleid/3735883/1/pictures/1902971">Photo - Blanchard's Zach Hill, center, kisses the championship trophy after winning the Class 3A football championship between Blanchard and Kingfisher at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Blanchard won 28-21. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Blanchard's Zach Hill, center, kisses the championship trophy after winning the Class 3A football championship between Blanchard and Kingfisher at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Blanchard won 28-21. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The down marker, though, was quickly changed to third down while the measurement was still ongoing.

The change led to confusion as the referee signaled fourth down when the spot came back just short of a first down.

First, Kingfisher quarterback Grant Newton protested, then Jeff Myers used a timeout to plead with officials to change the down.

After a discussion between officials, the down marker was corrected and Kingfisher was given its timeout back.

It didn't matter much as Newton ran for five yards on the next play to pick up the first down, then Landon Nault went for a 43-yard touchdown on the next play to pull the Yellowjackets within a touchdown, 14-7.

FAMILY RUNS DEEP

Blanchard center Tucker Yarbrough wasn't the only connection to Blanchard's 1979 state title team.

Before Friday, that was the Lions only football state championship.

Yarbrough's dad, Darren, played on that team.

Blanchard sophomore nose guard Clay Richey's dad, Scott, also played on that state championship team.

Blanchard beat Hartshorne 37-14 to win the Class A title in 1979.

BY RYAN ABER

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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