LAWTON — The worst-case scenario happened for Edmond Santa Fe, and Lawton took full advantage.
The fourth-ranked Wolves not only failed to stop Lawton's Michael Warren, but they lost Oklahoma quarterback commitment Justice Hansen on the game's opening drive to an injury that left him on crutches.
The result? A 50-33 drubbing by the sixth-ranked Wolverines at Cameron Stadium that ended Santa Fe's 17-game winning streak in District 6A-4 play.
“There's no excuses,” Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said. “It happens to everybody. That being said, when you lose one of the best players in the country it's going to effect you.”
Manning said the severity of Hansen's injury is unknown, and he will know more after X-rays. The initial thought, though, is there is no damage to any tendons or ligaments.
Once Hansen went down, Lawton (7-0 overall, 4-0 district) went to work.
Warren, who set a school record for rushing yards in a game last week, finished with 330 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries to eclipse that mark.
“We felt like we could run the football on them, we felt like we could dominate the offensive and defensive line of scrimmage and we did do that,” Lawton coach Randy Breeze said. “They brought people in the box, and we force-fed the football with seven, eight people in the box.
“He's very, very special, and he's done that himself. He's come a long ways on this football team. We're real proud of Michael.”
Warren improved with each touchdown run, too, scoring on runs of 21, 29, 55, 63 and 70 yards.
He credited the offensive line after the game, but also admitted he was fueled by last season's rout at the hands of Santa Fe.
“The blocking was great tonight,” he said. “I just found the holes and I hit it.
“They blew us out last year at our place, so we thought we'd pay them back since they were coming to our place.”
The Wolves (5-2, 3-1) got strong performances from backup quarterback Keaton Torre, a sophomore, and running backs Michael Farmer and Cameron Westbrook.
Torre did throw three interceptions, but he improved as the game progressed. He completed 26 of 44 passes for 351 yards and two TDs to Westbrook, who also rushed for a TD.
Farmer had his best game since transferring to Santa Fe, rushing for 103 yards and scoring two TDs.
Each time Santa Fe scored, though, Lawton had an immediate answer. It was usually Warren, too.
“They ran the counter play, and they're probably still running it right now,” Manning said. “What we didn't want to happen, happened. The kid is a great running back, and they're good up front.”