Wolverines dominate Eagles
For Lawton High's football team Friday night, the formula was simple.
Hand off, watch Miles Davis run, score and repeat. The formula wasn't complicated but it worked to perfection as Davis scored five touchdowns on just nine carries in the Wolverines' 67-13 runaway victory over Eisenhower at Cameron Stadium.
The game began with a flourish, but not the kind LHS or most area football fans expected. Eisenhower's Kenneth Graham fielded the opening kickoff at his own 2-yard-line, found a seam and broke away for a 98-yard return for a touchdown. Just like that, the underdogs from the west side were ahead of the No. 4 team in Class 6A II.
It didn't stay that way for long. After a penalty negated their first play from scrimmage, the Wolverines showcased their ballyhooed weaponry. A 29-yard pass from Alihas Hopper to Jayquan Lincoln was followed up by a 38-yard touchdown scamper by Davis.
After Ike fumbled on their second possession, LHS drove deep into Eagle territory before stalling within the 5-yard-line. On 4th-and-goal from the 3, Matt Hernandez was stopped by a group of Ike defenders. Eisenhower had appeared to have averted crisis.
But Lawton High flexed their defensive muscle and forced an Ike punt that only netted 24 yards. On the first play of the next drive, it was Davis who once again broke free toward the end zone, this time from 30 yards out.
Ike appeared to convert a critical 4th and 6 on the LHS 34, but a penalty negated the gain and forced a punt. A punt by RJ Fisher pinned the Wolverines at their own 17, but it mattered very little.
Davis found running room again before appearing to be tackled. But a spin move sprang him free and it was just a test of speed, the type of competition Davis rarely loses. He raced down the sideline and into the end zone.
In just 8:14 of game clock, Davis had touched the ball five times, gained 157 yards and had scored three touchdowns.
He was not the only playmaker for Lawton High, though. After a punt pinned Eisenhower deep in their territory with less than a minute left in the first quarter, a bad snap for Ike resulted in a fumble, recovered by the Wolverines at the Ike 1-yard-line. Hopper gladly cashed in on the opportunity on the very next play. Hopper would also finish the night 5-of-9 passing for 157 yards and a touchdown.
Ike fought back on their following possession, driving 62 yards in nine plays. Kenneth Graham rushed for 28 yards on the drive, all but six of his total rushing yards for the night. RJ Fisher found Tre Harris on a 17-yard pass play to set up the Eagles at the 5-yard-line. Fisher powered his way into the end zone two plays later to make the score 26-13.
Davis continued to add to his reputation and stat line in the second quarter, punching it in from five yards out to make the score 32-13. A Keaton Hoskins interception on the following
Davis finished the first half which also signaled the end of his night with 226 yards rushing on just nine carries.
Lawton High entered the season with other players besides Davis, namely Jayquan Lincoln and Dominick Neal, grabbing headlines. As if to remind fans and media members that he still existed, Neal had by far his best game of the season, with 123 yards receiving on three catches and a 46-yard touchdown catch to send the Wolverines to the locker room with 46-13 advantage. Although he did not want his team to get complacent, LHS coach Randy Breeze said he entered halftime feeling quite comfortable, even making jokes with his star player.