Lawton High continues to dominate
ENID Lawton High coach Randy Breeze knew it would be no cake walk.
Despite an under whelming 3-3 record, which included a wild 42-point comeback to notch their only district win over Putnam City West, Breeze told his team that Enid was a team that the Wolverines could not overlook.
And for 22 minutes, it appeared Breeze was right to be wary.
But the explosive LHS offense came to life in the second half to score 34 points as the Wolverines beat Enid, 54-28, Friday at D. Bruce Selby Stadium.
After needing a touchdown late in the second quarter to take a slim 20-14 lead into the locker room, Breeze issued a challenge to his team, telling them that if they had aspirations of winning a state title, they should be able to play better and win the game going away.
"We did not play a very good first half," Breeze said. "We had too many sacks, too many penalties.
"We challenged them at halftime. We said, 'If we can win a state championship, we can beat this team (by) 30."
Running back Miles Davis was held to 62 rushing yards in the first half but after the break the junior back started to look more like the runner who had already gained more than 1,200 yards entering the game.
A Demarcus Andrews interception gave the Wolverines the ball in Enid territory. One play later, Davis took off 39 yards down the sideline, scoring his first touchdown of the night.
The next LHS drive started ominously when Davis was obliterated by a defender behind the line of scrimmage for a four-yard loss. Despite putting the Wolverines in a bad situation, it helped their star focus.
"In the second half, when that dude hit me, I just thought I'd be quiet and focus on what I had to do," Davis said.
The junior added two more touchdowns, of 32 and 16 yards. Davis' third quarter consisted of 122 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries.
By the time the clock wound down on the third quarter, LHS had built a 26-point lead and Davis' night was done. He finished the night with 184 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries.
Enid drew first blood with a nine-play touchdown drive to open the contest. It took a while for the potent LHS offense to get warmed up. Two possessions resulted in two punts. But on the third, the Wolverines' firepower was apparent as quarterback Alihas Hopper found Jayquan Lincoln on a short pass that went for 39 yards.
The six-play, 64-yard drive eventually resulted in a quarterback sneak by Hopper that tied the game at 7 with 1:38 left in the first quarter.