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High school notebook: Braden Stringer boosts Blanchard run game

Lions improve to 10-1, host Hilldale in Class 3A quarterfinals after winning first two playoff games on the road.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 18, 2012
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/articleid/3729973/1/pictures/1888043">Photo - Blanchard running back Braden Stringer leaves a Jones defender face-down in the turf as he goes along the sideline on a run to the right side of the field to score his team's second touchdown.  Blanchard vs. Jones high school football at Jones  High School on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Blanchard running back Braden Stringer leaves a Jones defender face-down in the turf as he goes along the sideline on a run to the right side of the field to score his team's second touchdown. Blanchard vs. Jones high school football at Jones High School on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

The two legendary powerhouse programs will meet Friday night in the Class 4A semifinals at Putnam City High School.

Ada routed Cleveland 41-7 in the quarterfinals, while Clinton pulled off a road upset, 20-10 over Cascia Hall.

The other side of the 4A bracket isn't too shabby, either. Defending 4A champ Wagoner will face last year's 3A champion Anadarko on Friday night at Langston University.

DAVIS OVERCOMES HISTORY VS. MILLWOOD

Davis and Millwood had met three times in the playoffs before last Friday night, and Millwood had won all three. That included a state championship meeting and Millwood's upset at Davis in last year's second round.

Davis finally found a way to take down the Falcons with a 42-28 win, but it certainly wasn't easy Friday.

Millwood jumped to a 22-0 lead in the second quarter, but Davis finally got its run game going.

Braden Ruth rushed for 175 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, and quarterback Alec Heatherington added three more scores. The Davis defense added four interceptions to stunt the Millwood offense as well.

Davis will go on the road to Adair this Friday night for a Class 2A quarterfinal meeting between undefeated teams.

By Scott Wright, Ryan Aber and Ed Godfrey

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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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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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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