Bishop McGuinness pulled off an upset in the first round of the Class 5A state football playoffs on Friday night.
Quarterback Jacob Lewis ran for five touchdowns to lead the No. 10-ranked Irish to a 40-27 victory over No. 6 Ardmore at Tiger Stadium. Lewis had scoring runs of 14, 52, 54, 26 and 2 yards to help McGuinness charge to a 34-13 advantage by halftime. Lewis has 12 rushing touchdowns in the last two weeks for a team that started the season 2-3.
McGuinness (7-4) advanced to the second round against No. 8-ranked Collinsville, a 21-14 victor Friday night over Tulsa Bishop Kelley.
Jarred Hall accounted for all four of Ardmore's touchdowns, one by pass and three by rush. The Tigers finished the season at 8-3.
BERGT, FREEMAN LEAD RACERS
Newcastle advanced to the next round of the Class 3A playoffs after its 28-6 win over Sulphur at Racer Field.
Zach Bergt had a 12-yard touchdown run and caught a 6-yard pass from Casey Freeman for another TD. Freeman added a 3-yard touchdown run and found Glen Cerney for a 56-yard score.
Newcastle (8-3) held Sulphur (5-6) to 231 total yards and forced four turnovers.
Class 3A's No. 2-ranked Kingfisher remained unbeaten after its 52-9 rout of Purcell.
Kingfisher running back Landen Nault ran for 267 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries. Nault had an interception and fumble recovery on defense.
Sophomore Nick Smith scored three touchdowns. He caught a 5-yard scoring pass from Docker Haub, and then ran for 7- and 19-yarders. Smith finished with 103 yards rushing on seven carries.
GUTHRIE DOMINATES CHICKS
Class 5A's top-ranked Guthrie continued its unbeaten season with a 40-3 romp past Chickasha at Jelsma Stadium.
Junior running back Idae Alexander rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, and he caught 59-yard TD pass from Reed Roberts. Kai Callins added a 37-yard touchdown run, and he snagged an 11-yard scoring pass from Roberts.
The Guthrie defense was superb, allowing just six first downs and 48 total yards. The Bluejays forced three turnovers.
SHAWNEE IMPROVES TO 9-2
No. 5-ranked Shawnee advanced in the Class 5A playoffs after its 42-14 win over Claremore at Jim Thorpe Stadium.
Shawnee running back Dillion Dutton collected 149 yards and three touchdowns over 20 carries. Quarterback John Jacobs had 67 yards and a touchdown rushing; he also threw for 106 yards and two TDs.
The Wolves improved to 9-2.
BLANCHARD THROTTLES PERKINS
Defending Class 3A state champion Blanchard is 11-0 after its 76-13 bashing of Perkins.
Braden Stringer ran the ball just seven times, but he finished with 189 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterbacks Blake Owen and Kanon Kirchner were a combined 7 of 7 for 205 yards and three touchdowns passing.
The Lions (11-0) finished with 558 total yards.
SOPHOMORE LEADS HENNESSEY
Sophomore running back Tabor Johns had 230 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries, and Class 2A's No. 4-ranked Hennessey trimmed Crooked Oak, 28-20.
Despite Johns' big effort, the Eagles (10-1) needed Tony Mendoza's 5-yard touchdown pass to Abraham Ortega in the fourth quarter to win. Mendoza added a 1-yard run in the first quarter that gave Hennessey a brief 7-0 lead.
Shauntel Skanes ran for three touchdowns as Crooked Oak finished its season 6-5.
FRANKFURT SCORES 4 TDs
Luke Frankfurt had four touchdown runs, and Thomas Qualls added one as Oklahoma Christian School won 35-7 at Chisholm. Frankfurt's TD runs covered 53, 34, 23 and 12 yards. Qualls had a 36-yarder sandwiched in between, helping the Saints improve to 8-3. OCS ran the football 43 times for 298 yards and fumbled just once.