DIBBLE — Oklahoma Christian School aims to keep enjoying its finest season in around a decade of playing 11-man football.
The Saints, ranked fourth in Class 2A, socked Dibble 56-7 on Friday at Dibble Stadium. Senior quarterback Austin Brooks led the OCS charge, tossing for 258 yards and five touchdowns on 11-of-11 passing.
Brooks hooked up with sophomore Connor Sikes twice for 74 yards and two scores. Brooks delivered the ball twice to senior Blake Barnes for 60 yards and two TDs.
OCS (6-1 overall, 4-0 District 2A-2) came off a 22-18 triumph over previously top-ranked Millwood for perhaps the best win since the program switched from eight-man football. The enthusiasm from that sweet victory carried over into practice this week.
“It was very exciting,” Oklahoma Christian coach Derek Turner said. “We had emails from everywhere. Our kids came out and worked hard.”
Turner expects to focus his team even more with the wins coming.
“We had a live scrimmage Wednesday, and our scout team worked well,” Turner said. “We spent time Monday not only looking at video of Dibble but also continued breaking down film of Millwood. It's the little things that make a difference in becoming a championship team. I don't know if they'll get there, but we'll keep working towards that. It just takes time to build a program.”
OCS seized control of the game quickly by scoring on its first four possessions. The Saints took advantage of a fumble recovery and a bobbled snap on a punt to score their first two touchdowns off short fields.
Brooks hit Sikes for a 15-yard touchdown, then found Sikes again for a two-point conversion. OCS led 8-0 with 9:07 left in the first. Garrett Kilborn ran the ball into the end zone from 2 yards out for a 15-0 Saints advantage.
OCS struck fast for its third touchdown — a Brooks 50-yard heave to Blake Barnes. OCS led 29-0 early in the second quarter after Brooks tossed to Barnes from 10 yards out.
Brooks connected with Sikes for a 59-yard touchdown aerial. OCS built a 36-0 margin by 2:36 left in the first half.
OCS scored on five of six first-half tries with the ball with a fumble accounting for its other possession. OCS finished the night scoring eight touchdowns in nine possessions.