A first-round matchup of two eight-win teams lived up to expectations as Blanchard held on to beat Cushing 41-33 in Class 3A. The teams combined for 39 points in the fourth quarter when Cushing scored four times, but TD runs of 57 and 30 yards by Braden Stringer helped keep Cushing at bay.
Brock Lamle threw three touchdown passes for Blanchard (9-1) including a 55-yarder to Kyle Self for the first score of the night. Gage Stallworth scored four times for Cushing (8-3) and Bingham Hightower threw two TD passes.
Blanchard advances to play Madill.
MIYAKE LEADS DEER CREEK
Deer Creek began the Class 5A playoffs with a 52-14 victory over Ardmore as Brennan Miyake scored three times. Miyake picked up a fumble and returned it 82 yards to give the Antlers (10-1) a 21-0 lead after the first quarter. He later caught TD passes of 8 and 40 yards from Joel Blumenthal, who finished with five touchdowns through the air. The others went for 25 yards to Kale Jackson, 37 yards to Jarod Rayburn and 28 yards to Alec James.
Deer Creek plays McAlester in the second round.
IRISH HOLDS OFF DUNCAN
Jacob Lewis' third touchdown run of the night, a 1-yarder in the fourth quarter, allowed Bishop McGuinness to put away Duncan and win 34-20 in Class 5A.
Lewis scored on two short runs in the first half and threw a 28-yard TD pass to Danny Krenger as McGuinness (10-1) built a 21-7 lead. Duncan (6-5) got within 21-13 on two field goals by Jack Braught in the third quarter. David Love's 11-yard TD reception put the Irish ahead 27-13 but Duncan closed a touchdown when Mario McCoy scored on a 2-yard run.
McGuinness plays at Bishop Kelley next week.
KINGFISHER ROLLS TO VICTORY
Kingfisher got two touchdowns each from Grant Newton, Landon Nault and Reid Trout, and its defense held Lone Grove to 69 net yards in a 56-6 victory in Class 3A. Nault's 51-yard TD run was the longest scoring play of the night. The Yellowjackets (11-0) gave up just 72 yards on the ground and limited Lone Grove (5-6) to minus-3 yards through the air.
Kingfisher will play Tuttle in the second round.
WARRIORS BEAT TECUMSEH
In Class 4A, Anadarko remained unbeaten as Brandon Pollard threw for a touchdown and ran for another in a 38-0 victory over Tecumseh. The Warriors (11-0) advance to play Fort Gibson next week.
Pollard scored on a 15-yard run in the third quarter to make the score 21-0, then hit Michael Shaw on a 13-yard TD pass in the fourth. Josh Parton added a 43-yard touchdown run in helping Anadarko outgain Tecumseh (6-4) 240-67.
HILL'S BIG PLAYS CARRY HENNESSEY
Two-time defending Class 2A champion Hennessey began its 2013 playoff run with a 54-7 victory over Crooked Oak behind the big plays of Octavio Pina. Pina caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Hatchel, returned a kickoff 79 yards for a score and returned an interception 50 yards for a TD.
Levi Hill scored three times, all on 1-yard runs for Hennessey (9-2). The Eagles advance to play Washington next week. Crooked Oak winds up 4-7.
Meeker went on the road and beat Hartshorne 28-18 in a Class 2A game as freshman Jacob Stanlee totaled 278 all-purpose yards. Stanlee threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Jackson and a 10-yarder to Cameron Smith. Jackson also had an interception and six tackles for Meeker (7-4), which will play Commerce in the second round.
CASHION DEFEATS HEALDTON
Ty Reasnor threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns as Cashion beat Healdton 39-22 in Class A. Two of Reasnor's TD throws went to Nate Lee and the longest of the night, a 91-yarder, went to Peyton Maroney who finished with 153 yards on seven catches.
Cashion (11-0) plays Fairview next week.
Four touchdown passes by Austin Brooks led Oklahoma Christian to a 40-7 victory over Tonkawa in Class 2A. Brooks hit different receivers with each TD — Blake Barns for 6 yards, Conner Sikes for 37, Cameron James for 15 and Luke Frankfurt for 21. Frankfurt also scored on a 4-yard run.
OCS (10-1) plays Lindsay in the second round.
TANDEM LEADS ADA PAST WOODWARD
The quarterback-receiver tandem of Wyatt Robson and Easton Pingleton had another big night in leading Ada past Woodward 54-22 in Class 4A. Robson was 21 of 25 for 256 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to Pingleton, who had 12 catches for 134 yards. His TDs covered 47 and 3 yards, and he returned an interception 96 yards for a score.
Robson had a 4-yard scoring pass to Mason Girdley, who also ran for two TDs including a 96-yarder, and a 28-yarder to John Stout. Ada (11-0) plays Cleveland next week.
Connor McGinnis ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns, leading Heritage Hall to a 35-13 victory over Pauls Valley in Class 3A. The Chargers (8-3) scored 21 points in the third quarter after leading 14-13 at halftime, with McGinnis scoring on runs of 5 and 41 yards. They advance to play Jones in the second round.