Lawton High pounds Ike, 72-27
"Mookie is a fine player.We knew he'd be tough to stop. I hope he stays healthy. He's a great kid. I hate that Bentley didn't get to play. He's a great young man. I wish he could've played."
LHS HEAD COACH ON THE PLAY OF EISENHOWER RB MOOKIE DOUGLAS
The citizens of Lawton were treated to a fireworks display Thursday night that Independence Day would've proud of.
Lawton High had the most gunpowder on its sideline as it took down rival Eisenhower, 72-27, in what was the highest scoring game in series history. With the win, LHS extended its streak to six straight wins over Ike and its overall series lead to 30-25.
The Wolverines (6-1, 3-0 in District 6A (II)-2) were in complete control right from the opening kick. They forced the Eagles to punt after three plays and on their first play from scrimmage, senior Darreyl Patterson took his first carry 49 yards to the Ike 10. Three plays later, Jack Meservy plunged in from a yard out.
Just 150 seconds into the game, LHS had a 7-0 lead. It grew to 28-0 by the end of the first thanks to a devastating ground attack and the fact the Eagles (2-5, 0-3) were down to their third-string quarterback by game time.
Meservy found Kalin Sadler for 19-yard score, Tre Curry scored on a three-yard run and Meservy added another plunge with one second left in the first quarter. Those scores were set up by an eight-yard punt and two interceptions.
"I liked a lot of things, there were a lot of highlights," LHS head coach Randy Breeze said. "Offense and defense played great in the first quarter. They hit (Ike) right in the chin before (Ike) knew what hit them. It was a real good performance in the first quarter. It was a night full of thrills."
Ike senior Bentley Bross and junior Michael Womack, the only two experienced signal callers, were ruled out before the game with an illness and injury, respectively. The duties fell to sophomore Anthony Nottingham and he tossed three interceptions before Ike started snapping the ball to sophomore running back Mookie Douglass in a wildcat package.
"It was pretty difficult, in fact (Nottingham) had never played quarterback this year," Ike head coach Danny Edelman said. "We had some Wildcat package stuff that we had worked on and we felt like that's what we needed to stay with and it was effective for us."