Stillwater wide receiver Jesse Vester juked a defender, raced down the sidelines and effectively put the game away.
It was a long time coming — seven games to be exact — but the Pioneers were finally back in the win column, beating Edmond Memorial 42-14 on Friday night.
“This team has put in the time, put in the work and has the confidence,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “But it's good for them to finally have something tangible for it.”
And the two Stillwater stars played a big role in the win. Quarterback Jerame Littell, the school's all-time leading passer, threw for 376 yards and five touchdowns.
Vester, his main target, caught seven of those passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns.
“Jesse (Vester) is my best friend, too,” Littell said. “He's such a talent and he makes it more fun for me.”
The tandem's first touchdown came late in the first quarter, when Littell hit Vester with a 10-yard slant to put Stillwater up 14-0. The Pioneers would take a 21-0 lead into halftime.