Early in the third quarter, Edmond Memorial cut the lead to 21-7. But once again the explosive connection paid off for Stillwater.
After snatching an out route, Vester shrugged off two defenders and cruised in for a 70 yard score.
“Coach expects me to make big plays,” Vester said. “I was able to get in the open field and make something happen. It was a big night for Stillwater.”
That it was. The win marked the first since last September, when Stillwater beat Page for its only win of a miserable 1-9 season.
The players and coaches seem to think this will be a different season. And this was a good start.
“We were a good football team (last year), we just played bad at times,” Vester said. “Coach Barnard's got us believing. We can slug it out with the best of them.