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BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, Modified: November 20, 2010 at 12:33 am •  Published: November 19, 2010

Swindall finished with four catches for 124 yards. Turner added three catches for 118 yards.

“They just have so many athletes and speed,” Coalgate coach Wade Boyles said after his team finished a 7-5 season. “We had to find a way to slow 'em down, but they're just a great, great football team.”

Coalgate only passed six times Friday night. Quarterback Dale Powell and running backs Nolan Fanning and Shay Loudermilk picked up some big ground gains in the second half. But at the same time, the clock continued to wind down toward the end of the football season for the old mining town in southeast Oklahoma.

Loudermilk had a 37-yard touchdown run with 3:11 left in the game. The Wildcats' defense kept Millwood off the board in the second half by forcing a couple of turnovers. Millwood outgained Coalgate 499-279 in total yards; consider Millwood had a 373-86 yards advantage at halftime.

Consistency through four quarters is a must if the Falcons want to run the postseason table.

“We lost a little bit of focus in the second half,” Henry said. “You just have to keep harping to them that they need to come out and keep working hard and not let up. We didn't have a sense of urgency in the second half.”