Class 4A notebook: Dale Condict pays tribute to 2005 Bulldogs

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: December 2, 2011
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Wagoner coach Dale Condict wore the shirt from the 2005 state championship game during Friday's title game.

That year, Clinton beat Condict's Bulldogs 20-7 in the championship game.

The Wagoner team that year, he said, set the table for this year's team winning the school's first football championship.

“They helped us so much, and I wanted it for those guys,” Condict said. “They are the group that started things turning around here.”

Since going 2-8 in 2004, the Bulldogs are a combined 75-17 with three championship appearances and Friday's title.

WAGONER'S D COMES UP BIG

Wagoner's defense was challenged early. The Bulldogs gave Clinton the ball for a second consecutive time when they fumbled a punt.

The Bulldogs once again forced a three-and-out, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

“We had a hard time blocking their linebackers,” Clinton coach Mike Lee said. “We just couldn't stop them.”

Clinton had not been shutout since October 2002, when Bishop McGuinness accomplished the feat. The Red Tornadoes hadn't been blanked in the playoffs since 1998, when Elk City beat Clinton 20-0 in the state championship game.

EXTRA POINTS

Former Clinton and OU tight end Trent Smith was in attendance. ... Oklahoma State held a walk-through practice on the field between the 5A and 4A title games. ... Wagoner ran for more than 400 yards.


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