High school football: Boston Mims, Tay Washington run for more than 200 yards as Destiny Christian hammers OKC Patriots
Destiny Christian wins Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association's Class 3A state championship
Destiny Christian rode the running back tandem of Boston Mims and Tay Washington to a 72-26 victory over the Oklahoma City Patriots on Friday at Putnam City West to capture the Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association Class 3A state championship.
Mims, a junior, ran for 278 yards and six touchdowns on 25 carries. His senior running mate, Washington, added 249 yards, three TDs and three two-point conversions on 14 attempts. Destiny Christian (9-3) avenged a loss to the Patriots (10-2) from earlier this year.
Taking advantage of a short field, Mims put Destiny on the board with a 5-yard TD run. The Wildcats only had to drive 23 yards for the score after the Patriots turned the ball over on downs. Washington added the conversion for the 8-0 lead 6:06 into the game.
Daniel Nimmo ran 11 yards for a touchdown to pull the Patriots within 8-6 at the 4:51 mark. Then Mims, Washington and Destiny Christian went to work.
Mims added another 5-yard TD run, then Washington had a 13-yard scoring gallop for a 24-6 Destiny Christian lead through the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Mims bolted 48 yards toward pay dirt, then Washington sped 41 yards into the end zone. Mims' 2-yard touchdown dive put Destiny Christian up 44-6 with 3:37 to go in the first half.
Craig Hofield's 13-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Batley with 3:02 on the clock finished off the game, putting the Wildcats up 72-26. Mims turned in a 73-yard run — his long of the night — to set up the final score.
The game was delayed nearly 40 minutes while medical personnel attended to Corbin Burger. He left the game on a stretcher and gave a thumbs up to the crowd. No word was given on Burger's injury, but his head was immobilized on the stretcher.
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