Five weeks ago, sophomore T'Quan Wallace was just hoping for a chance to play as Casady's backup quarterback.
But an injury opened the door, and Wallace has exploded onto the scene. He threw for 428 yards and four touchdowns to spark a big Casady victory, a 42-34 victory over Dallas Cistercian Friday night.
Wallace threw three TDs in the second half as Casady rallied from a 34-14 halftime deficit.
“It's one of our biggest wins in a long time.” Casady coach Koby Scoville said. “We weren't looking very good. It wasn't schemes. It was execution and enthusiasm, so we talked about that at halftime, and the kids answered.”
Michael Parry scored three times in the second half, twice on TD passes from Wallace, a 20-yard interception return that capped the game.
In Wallace's four games as the starting quarterback, he has thrown for more than 1,000 yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.
KINGFISHER LOGS FIFTH SHUTOUT
Most everyone knew Kingfisher was returning a lot of offensive firepower this season, but the defense has been on its game as well.
The Yellowjackets recorded their fifth shutout of the season and third straight, 61-0 over Centennial Friday.
Only Hennessey, which lost to Kingfisher 21-20 in Week 3, has scored more than a touchdown on the ‘Jackets. Bethel, Newcastle and Marlow remain on the Kingfisher schedule to close out the regular season.
TECUMSEH GETS MUCH-NEEDED WIN
Tecumseh coach Greg George told his players last week that the playoffs had already begun for them.
One more loss essentially kills the Savages' postseason chances, so Friday's 14-13 win over Harrah was crucial.
After a fourth-quarter touchdown, Harrah missed an extra point that would have tied the game. The Panthers got one more offensive opportunity, but Tecumseh forced a turnover on downs near midfield and was able to run out the clock.
“We're in the position where the playoffs started early,” George said. “We had to get this win and we have to take care of business every week.”
WAGONER'S EVITT RUNS WILD AGAIN
Every week, Lawrence Evitt seems to take his game to another level.
This week, Wagoner's junior running back rushed for 408 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-27 win over Oologah Friday.
Evitt had TD runs of 54, 73, 74 and 81 yards, increasing his season totals to 21 touchdowns and 1,671 yards.
COLLINSVILLE'S MCELROY KEYS UPSET
Needing a win to keep the chance of a home playoff berth alive, Collinsville got what it needed on the shoulders of quarterback Zane McElroy in a 28-21 upset of Coweta.
McElroy rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown, and was 9-of-15 passing for 131 yards and two scores.
“We knew we'd have to play well,” Collinsville coach Kevin Jones said. “We were able to consistently run the ball and open things up.”