Overshadowed in Edmond North's 44-0 win Friday night over Edmond Memorial was the Huskies' kicking game.
Trevor Moore put eight kickoffs in the end zone, making the Bulldogs start drives at the their own 20 each time. It was a big reason the Huskies were able to post the shutout.
The Bulldogs started two drives beyond their own 20, and those possessions began on Edmond Memorial's 26 and 34.
“He is part of that junior class,” Edmond North Jeremy Dombek said. “Those kids have played with each other for a long time, and he has always been their kicker. Trevor was an offensive lineman with that group.
“He has kind of slimmed down, and he works extremely hard on kicking and he is just going to keep getting better. I don't think he is anywhere close to being done as far as his improvement and his strength.”
Moore also connected on a 33-yard field goal in the game, but missed a 39-yard attempt when the ball hit the right upright.
BROTHERS BOOST LITTLE AXE
Little Axe received some major production from two new players in the Indians' 26-20 season-opening victory over Santa Fe South.
Brothers Brayden and Blayne Lankford, whose family moved to Little Axe from McLoud, accounted for 14 points.
Brayden, a junior who plays linebacker and tight end, intercepted a pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Younger brother Blayne kicked field goals of 35 and 27 yards, plus two extra points.
“He doubled our field goal total from last season in the first game,” Little Axe coach Ted Dorrell said.
Blayne, a sophomore, had played soccer in McLoud. Dorrell said Little Axe struggled in the kicking game before Blayne's arrival.
“The fact that he had kicked any ball before put him ahead of most of our kids,” Dorrell said.
“He had not been a kicker before. He had some soccer experience, and he has come out and worked on his own quite a bit. A lot of times kickers are left on their own at small schools. He has turned himself into a pretty good kicker.”
A BIG NIGHT FOR THE MOUNT'S NEW QB, OFFENSE
Friday night was the debut of Mount St. Mary's new triple-option offense, and it was a big success.
The Rockets rolled over Crooked Oak, 54-19, as quarterback Mikee Anthony ran for three touchdowns and passed for another.