LHS routs Sapulpa crew
“It feels amazing. It’s great to have a night like tonight. It all starts with the O-line. They did awesome.”
LAWTON HIGH QUARTERBACK TALKING ABOUT BIG OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCE
Lawton High's starters only played a half, but what a half it was.
The Wolverines rolled up 472 yards on their way to a 47-0 halftime lead on the Sapulpa Chieftains before the backups took over to finish off a 61-21 win Thursday night at Cameron Stadium.
Sapulpa (1-2) started with the ball and punted after three plays netted five yards. Six plays later Lawton High had its first touchdown via a 19-yard touchdown run from senior Darreyl Patterson for a 7-0 lead. Three plays later, Bryce Birt intercepted Sapulpa's Trey Bilby at the Chieftain 42-yard line and took it to the end zone for another TD.
In about 30 seconds, LHS scored twice and never looked back.
"I thought we played about as good a first half as you could play," LHS head coach Randy Breeze said. "We're an explosive-type offense. An explosion play to us is 15 yards or more and I think we had a dozen of those the first half. I was real proud of the offense. That's about as good a half as we've played in a long, long time."
Sapulpa punted again after picking up five yards and that led to LHS' longest drive that started at its own 1 yard line.
Patterson picked up 19 yards on two carries. Kalin Sadler's reverse and a reception by Birt picked up 12 more. Patterson picked up 15 for another first down. Terrell Shaw caught a pass for four yards before Patterson gained 10 more. After starting 4 for 4 passing, Jack Meservy threw an incompletion before hitting shaw for eight and Sadler for a 31-yard touchdown.
Meservy then completed his next 14 passes on his way to a 21 for 23, 367 yards and five touchdown day.
"It feels amazing. It's great to have a night like tonight," Meservy said. "It all starts with the O-line. They did awesome. I'm blessed to have some of the best guys in the state around me. They put it together for us."
Sapulpa couldn't move the ball against the Wolverines. The Chieftains gained just 61 yards in the first half and didn't pick up a first down, outside of two via penalties, until 2:26 left in the half. They picked up two on back-to-back plays before Birt intercepted Bilby again.
"The defense played well in the first half," Breeze said. "We wanted to play our JV defense the whole second half. They kept their No. 1's in there whole time, and I thought our JV defense did a pretty good job holding them for a while. We emptied the bench."
That interception set up Sadler's third touchdown reception of the half and the 47-0 halftime difference. He caught seven passes for 153 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown on the first play of a drive with 4:14 left in the half.