NEWCASTLE — Newcastle needed to play error-free football Friday night to have a shot at knocking off second-ranked Kingfisher.
The Racers didn't come close, committing seven turnovers in a 45-7 loss that could have been worse.
Landon Nault rushed for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass from Docker Haub to lead the way for Kingfisher, which committed three turnovers of its own and racked up more than 90 yards in penalties.
“We came out kind of slow, but I felt like we responded pretty well,” said Nault, who rushed for 66 yards on 13 carries against an opposing defense that was backed up against it's own goal line most of the first half.
Newcastle quarterback Casey Freeman threw the first of his four interceptions on the team's second possession of the game, setting up a 5-play, 27-yard drive that culminated with a Haub keeper from nine yards out to make it 7-0.
Newcastle's offense fumbled the ball on the team's next two possessions, leading to easy Kingfisher scores. Nault scored from two yards out, and again from three yards out to make it 21-0
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