Lawton High gives up script in win over Eisenhower
Miles Davis ran through and around Eisenhower's defense for 226 yards on just nine carries, five of which produced touchdowns, as Lawton High showed more might on both sides of the ball against the out-manned, but determined Eagles on Friday in their annual grudge match.
The Wolverines were scoring so fast that they gave up trying to follow the script and work on some things they had hoped to do with district action starting next week. When the last buzzer sounded, the Wolverines owned a 67-13 victory.
"When you score on five one-play drives, it doesn't give you much of a chance to work on the offense; we really wanted to throw in a few more passes that we wanted to get a look at," LHS offensive coordinator Ryan Breeze said. "But our offensive line just kept blowing open holes and the backs found them."
Especially Davis, who scored on the counter, trap, inside zone and outside zone, often never being touched.
"The holes were really big and I just tried to make a cut and then run to the open area," the junior back said. "I'm stronger this year and I'm quicker. I just want to be an all-around player and do the things that will help the team."
With the victory the Wolverines climb to 2-1 on the season and will reclaim the city championship trophy that had stayed at MacArthur for the past three seasons.
"Our kids really wanted to get that thing back," head coach Randy Breeze said. "These seniors, they wanted to make sure they enjoyed that feeling of being city champions and they worked hard to make sure we did it. They practiced like a champion Tuesday and Wednesday and then came out here and executed tonight like we expected."
While LHS dominated the game, it started out with the Eagles havit started out with the Eagles having all the fun as speedster Kenneth Graham took the opening kickoff and returned it 98 yards to paydirt for a quick Ike lead. Landon Augusta tacked on the PAT and with just 15 seconds elapsed, the Eagles had the lead and their fans had something to celebrate.
But it didn't last long. LHS started at its own 44 after a nice kickoff return, but a holding call threw them back. Quarterback Alihas Hopper found Jayquan Lincoln open on a quick out and he took it 29 yards to the Ike 38.
Davis wasted little time from there, bolting those 38 yards in a flash, scoring with 11:10 left. Tyvon Curry kicked the PAT and the score was tied.
Ike's defense, still fresh at the start of the game, rose up to stop Lawton's next drive on a fourth-and-goal at the 3-yard-line, but the Eagles were unable to get out of that hole and an RJ Fisher punt gave LHS the ball just 30 yards away from paydirt.
That's when the lightning-quick drives started to turn the game around. Davis went 30 for the next LHS score, he broke free on an 83-yard beauty just over two minutes later and things were quickly getting out of hand.