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.