BETHANY — Even though he scored three touchdowns to lead Seminole to a 41-0 win over Bethany on Friday night, Papi White was still thinking about the things he did wrong.
White scored on runs of 50, 20 and 80 yards en route to a 241-yard night, but White wasn't one to let himself off the hook for a missed extra point and a second-half fumble that came on one of his best runs of the night.
“I'm excited to get the W, but the fumble was a little frustrating,” he said. “I wish I could have that one back, but overall it was a really good night on both sides of the ball for us.”
Seminole coach Mike Snyder had high praise for the senior who has made a habit of long touchdown runs this season.
“He's a special player,” Snyder said. “He's had about six long runs this year and about 30 over the last two years. People don't realize how good of an athlete he is until they see him play. He was a state long-jump champion. He's one of the best running backs in Oklahoma.”
Seminole quarterback Doc Harvey was also impressive. Harvey threw two touchdown passes to Xavier Freeman of 37 and 50 yards. Harvey finished 7-of-10 for 157 yards.
The Chieftains' defense also got its second consecutive shutout, limiting Bethany to 183 total yards. Bethany had a chance to score from the two-yard line in the first half after quarterback Kyle Duke hit Dalton Stout for a 34-yard pass, but the Bronchos fumbled two plays later. Bethany advanced to the Seminole 9-yard line in the second half, but came away with no points.
“That's two weeks in a row we've had shutouts,” Snyder said. “That's something you strive for. That's hard to do. The kids had their backs against the wall a couple of times and got after it. That was good for us.”