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High school football: Deer Creek gets big win over Carl Albert

Friday, No. 4 Deer Creek kept its name in the discussion of the top teams in the class by dominating defensively, especially in the second half, and doing enough offensively to hold off the Titans and improve to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in District 5A-1.
by Ryan Aber Modified: September 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm •  Published: September 21, 2012
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photo - Carl Alber's Caleb Toney rushes up field as Deer Creek's Alec James looks to make a tackle during the high school football game between Deer Creek and Carl Albert at Deer Creek High School, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.  Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Carl Alber's Caleb Toney rushes up field as Deer Creek's Alec James looks to make a tackle during the high school football game between Deer Creek and Carl Albert at Deer Creek High School, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

“In the slot where I'm at now, they really can't double cover me,” Rayburn said. “We were supposed to run a post route and he looked over at me and I was like, ‘OK, let's go.' Then it just worked out perfectly.”

Rayburn had eight catches for 95 yards.

Dillon Noble hit a pair of field goals — a 35-yarder early and a 39-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Blumenthal then put the game away with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Alec James with just more than two minutes remaining.

“It's unbelievable to finally get through this and to finally be at this level,” running back Brennan Miyake said. “We know what it feels like to knock off one of these teams. It's the best feeling I've ever had but I want it to keep getting better. I want to get another one in December.”

While the Antlers said all around that there was plenty of more work to be done, they all acknowledged the significance of knocking off a team that has 10 state titles.

“It's a relief but at the same time we expected to come out here and play our best,” Deer Creek's Brandon Wackerly said. “We wanted our all to be good enough and it was tonight. This means big things for this program.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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