Though it didn't have the shock value of Owasso's upset of Tulsa Union, Cushing knocking off No. 1 Douglass 16-7 on Friday was just as big a surprise around the Oklahoma high school football world.
The Trojans topped Cushing 55-6 last season, but found themselves trailing 16-0 at halftime on Friday. Chris High scored on the first Douglass possession of the second half, but the Trojans hardly touched the ball the rest of the game.
Douglass had one possession in the fourth quarter. Cushing was unable to score in the second half, but controlled the time of possession to put the game away. Cushing (3-3, 1-2) has played other teams close this season, including a one-point loss to Glenpool in Week 5.
Douglass (4-2, 2-1) will try to get back on the winning track this week against McLoud.
HERITAGE HALL CONTINUES DOMINANCE
Class 3A's No. 1 team, Heritage Hall, continues to roll through opponents.
The Chargers won 57-0 Friday at Newcastle. Heritage Hall has won its six games by an average of 44 points.
“We just love playing this game,” senior receiver Sterling Shepard said, while admitting that he doesn't like getting pulled from routs early.
Senior quarterback Quinn Shanbour said the large margins of victory have given the younger players opportunities to get better.
“It's just an opportunity for us to get up quickly and let our second and third teams get in so they can get some reps and be better in the future,” Shanbour said.
The Chargers play at 2-3 John Marshall on Thursday.
COYLE FALLS IN SHOOTOUT
Maybe the most interesting fact about Timberlake's 66-54 win over Coyle on Friday was that only six of the 120 total points were scored in the fourth quarter.
Behind Magnus Scott, Coyle jumped to a 22-8 lead in the first quarter, but Timberlake fought back behind Coy Troutt, who rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another.
Coyle managed only 12 points in the second half. Scott finished with five rushing touchdowns and another on a 94-yard kickoff return.