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.