Seminole's Mike Snyder became the third football coach in state history to win 300 games with the Chieftains' win over McLoud on Friday.
Snyder has some work to go to catch up to No. 1, though.
The National Federation of State High School Associations record book lists Bruce Hendrickson as winning 301 games in his career at Commerce, Texhoma, Okeene, Seiling and Wynnewood, but the book is incomplete.
Hendrickson continued his career at Cordell and Wewoka, finishing with a state-record 351 victories.
Hendrickson coached against both Snyder and Joe Tunnell, who won 322 games.
“It's a great milestone for Mike,” Hendrickson said. “Both of those guys are class acts.”
RIVERSIDE SNAPS STREAK
Riverside hadn't won since the 2010 season opener, dropping 19 consecutive games entering Friday night's game at home against Bray-Doyle.
The Indians hadn't been particularly close, either. One of those losses came by 12 points. The others were by 31 points or more. In none of those games did Riverside score more than 14 points.
Friday, though, Riverside pulled away late and broke the streak with a 34-16 win over the Donkeys.
Riverside forced five turnovers in the game, including scoring on Tristan Cardoza's 41-yard fumble return in the first quarter.
Five different players scored touchdowns for Riverside.
DAVIS GRINDS DOWN HERITAGE HALL
Davis doesn't use a lot of flash in its offense.
The Wolves do one thing — run the wishbone — and do it to near perfection.
Davis moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009, beating Heritage Hall 12-0 at home.
The shutout was the first for Heritage Hall since the 2009 season opener.
Davis did it by wearing down the Chargers on both sides of the ball. Alec Hetherington scored from 17 yards out in the second quarter and Blake Summers had a five-yard touchdown run in the third to lift the Wolves.
Things don't get any easier for Heritage Hall this week. The Chargers open District 3A-3 play at No. 1 Kingfisher.
MUSTANG'S IRWINS FINALLY SEES GAME ACTION
Mustang senior linebacker Cory Irwins finally got in a game.
Irwins (6-foot-3, 213 pounds), who aggravated a previous shoulder injury during the preseason, suited up for the first time this season Friday in Mustang's 36-14 home win over Stillwater. But it wasn't until the third quarter, with Mustang well ahead, when Irwins actually entered the game.
“He practiced all this week,” Mustang coach Ty Prestidge said. “He threw a couple shots (Friday), and he got up and didn't show anything. This was a good week to test him and see how he's feeling, and to give him some confidence.”
Irwins suffered a season-ending shoulder injury early last season and battled through knee problems as a sophomore.
Still, Irwins' performances at summer camps made big-time colleges interested and landed him at No. 28 on The Oklahoman's Super 30.
Prestidge said he's taking it day-to-day with Irwins, adding that he wasn't sure if the senior would be ready for heavier duty in next Friday's district opener at Norman.
OCA STOPS 12-GAME LOSING STREAK
Oklahoma Christian Academy in Edmond snapped a 12-game losing streak with Friday's 20-18 win over Allen.
“It was a pretty good feeling,” said first-year coach Trey Sanchez. “The kids were ecstatic. It's been a long time since they felt a win. Hopefully, it's going to have a snowball effect and we will just keep winning.”
Tailback Zach Ruff scored twice, once on the ground and another on a 50-yard pass from quarterback Adam Jacob. Ruff finished with 113 yards in total offense while Jacob passed for 157 yards and also intercepted a pass on defense.
OCA had two goal-line stands in the game while getting three turnovers. Sanchez, who installed a spread offense this season at OCA, knew before the season opener that the club wasn't going to have another winless season.
“I expected us to be a lot better than last year,” he said. “I have already heard from other coaches around the district that we are surprising some people. We are on the up and up. Now that the kids have tasted victory, I think they are going to keep going.”
GARBER QB TOTALS 50 POINTS
If there is a high school fantasy football league, Jordan Avantz of Garber is the No. 1 pick.
The senior quarterback had a game for the ages in Garber's 58-12 win over Canton Friday night. Avantz accounted for seven touchdowns, running for five scores, throwing for another and scooping up a fumble on a kickoff and racing 40 yards for a touchdown.
Avantz (6-3, 205 pounds) also ran for two two-point conversions and threw for two more. He had 353 yards of total offense, including 218 yards rushing.
“He is a decent part of our offense,” Garber coach Mark Harmon said in a huge understatement.
Garber plays eight-man football, but Avantz is being looked at by the University of Tulsa, Harmon said.
“Eight-man is a little bit different, a little more wide-open, but there are some really good athletes that go through eight-man,” Harmon said. “He is one of the better ones that I have had. For an eight-man guy to go to Division I is pretty tough, but he is definitely a Division II kid. He is a good enough athlete.”
Avantz has scored or passed for a total of 19 touchdowns this season. He also is the team's punter.
“At Garber, your quarterback is your punter because we like to fake it a lot,” Harmon said.
MYERS GETS FIRST WIN AT ALMA MATER
Chandler coach Scott Myers notched his first victory at his alma mater Friday as the Lions defeated Harrah, 33-17.
“The adversity the kids went through to get there made it (the win) special,” said Myers, who took over at Chandler this season after four years in Moore as head coach.
Chandler lost three linemen during the game and already was without starting wide receiver and cornerback Austin Waters from the outset.
“We had some tough injuries early and were piece-mealing things,” said Myers, who was a standout quarterback at Chandler in the early '80s.
Heath Gray rushed for 253 yards and scored four touchdowns for the Lions, who rallied from a 17-7 deficit.
“Our offensive line was much improved,” Myers said. “They are getting better each week.”
Myers also made fullback/tight end Mubrik Hisham a bigger part of the offense, especially as a lead blocker for Gray.
“He made a difference,” Myers said.
McLoud's Dakota Jordan hit a 52-yard field goal late in the Redskins' loss to Seminole. ... Liberty's Coleton McDonald ran for 282 yards and five touchdowns and threw for another score and recorded an interception in a 42-18 win over Drumright. ... Davenport's 21-game regular-season winning streak was snapped in its 64-22 loss to Wetumka ... Derrick Moore of Wetumka ran for 286 yards and four touchdowns and also had a 98-yard interception return for a score in the win.