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Darwin Rideau lifts Star Spencer to Class 4A title

by Ryan Aber Modified: December 6, 2009 at 8:00 am •  Published: December 6, 2009

Two plays later, Rideau streaked 48 yards to put the Bobcats on the board.

It was far from over, though, as the teams traded the lead seven times, the last coming when Jamison hit Rideau for the 20-yard TD pass in the final minute of the first half — a score set up by another Trojans turnover.

A shootout before the break, though, turned into a defensive struggle as the Bobcats kept Douglass’ powerful running tandem of Quinton Neil and Aliston Cobb in check.

Douglass had 246 yards rushing at halftime but just 23 after the break.

"We have great third quarters,” Star Spencer coach Darrell Hall said. "We’ve been doing that all season.”

The difference?

"We just talked about tackling better,” Hall said. "Every time, we were getting our hands on them, we just weren’t bringing them down very well. I just asked them, ‘How do you want to be remembered? There’s only one champion. There’s only one No. 1.’ ”

And that No. 1 is Star Spencer.

The Bobcats have eight boys basketball championships. And now, Star is a football champion.

"This is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Olds said. "Man, this is unbelievable. You couldn’t write a better script than this.”

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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