Oklahoma scene: UCO loses weather-delayed game to Central Missouri

Joshua Birmingham has 216 all-purpose yards, Ethan Sharp passes for 295 as Bronchos fall to 1-6 on the season
From Staff Reports Published: October 14, 2012
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Central Oklahoma failed to continue its momentum from the day before and lost a 47-17 decision to Central Missouri on Sunday afternoon in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football game in Warrensburg, Mo. The game was postponed at the start of the second quarter Saturday due to severe weather with UCO holding a 10-6 lead.

But Central Missouri (5-2 overall, 5-2 MIAA) scored 17 consecutive points Sunday to take the lead for good.

UCO running back Joshua Birmingham had a strong game despite the Bronchos falling to 1-6 overall and in the league. The junior from Luther finished with 216 all-purpose yards. Birmingham had a 73-yard catch-and-run from backup quarterback Ethan Sharp, who started in place of injured Adrian Nelson. Sharp, a senior from Eufaula, finished with 295 yards passing.

JOHNSON WINS $13,000

Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson pursed $13,000 late Saturday night after winning the second annual Lone Star Nationals sprint car race in Kilgore, Texas. Johnson, a former champion at now-defunct State Fair Speedway, continued his success on the American Sprint Car Series' national tour by leading all 40 laps of the feature race. The $13,000 prize was the largest payday of the season for Johnson, who is just 50 points shy of standings leader Jason Johnson of Eunice, La.

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