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High school football: Broken Arrow holds off Mustang

Mustang had momentum in the fourth quarter, before Markale Moses returned an interception for a backbreaking touchdown.
by Scott Wright Published: November 22, 2013

MUSTANG — It looked like all the momentum was mounting in Mustang's favor, preparing the Broncos for a big comeback.

A touchdown, a safety and a blocked punt had the Broncos in Broken Arrow territory, down by 14 early in the fourth quarter.

But a Mustang pass hung in the frozen air just a little too long. Broken Arrow defensive back Markale Moses snagged the interception and wove through tacklers and blockers alike for 83 yards and a backbreaking touchdown.

The Tiger run game was able to eat most of the final 11 minutes off the clock to seal the 43-20 win in the Class 6A quarterfinals at Bronco Stadium on Friday night.

“That was huge,” Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital said. “They had the momentum, they had the wind and the field position. That was a really big interception.”

All night, it seemed fourth-ranked Broken Arrow (10-2) made the big play when it needed it.

With ice glazing the turf and a gusting north wind, it appeared points might be tough to come by. Then Oklahoma State commit Devon Thomas promptly took the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown.

Thomas and fellow running backs Braylon Terrell and Jamal Shaw, took the pressure off quarterback Coleman Key to throw in the icy weather. He only had to attempt 10 passes.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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