Highlanders overcome sluggish start, top Bulldogs, 37-13, in District 5A-1
ALTUS - Everything came together just right - eventually.
After a rocky start to the game, MacArthur exploded for 23 unanswered points as the Highlanders defeated the Bulldogs, 37-13, Thursday night at Hightower Stadium.
The Highlanders are now 6-2 overall, 4-1 in District 5A-1 action and still in the hunt for the title.
Things didn't start right at all for the Highlanders, as their first three drives ended without a point. In fact, things were looking bad for the visitors as handoffs from quarterback backup quarterback Will Collins to running back Darius Graham were fumbled and things just didn't click.
Collins was in the game because starting quarterback Ricky McCarty was held out of the game after suffering a concussion in Duncan last week.
It may have been tough for the offense early, but the defense certainly picked things up, holding Altus scoreless even though they were given the ball in great situations.
"I thought we played lights out," Mac senior linebacker Jake Smith said. "I am a little disappointed we let them score 13."
For much of the first half, Mac held the Bulldogs in the negative in yards gained.