Wolverines roll, 55-0
For the second straight game, Lawton High dominated its opponent on both sides of the ball en route to a lopsided victory. This time it was Putnam City West that fell victim to a determined Wolverine team that's still taking a loss to MacArthur personally.
LHS rushed for 436 yards on its way to a 55-0 district win on homecoming at Ron Stephens Stadium. Much like MacArthur, having to play at the venerable rock-walled stadium in the center of town didn't bother Lawton High. In fact, head coach Randy Breeze relished it and referenced the Wolverines winning a state title 50 years ago at old venue to his team in his post game speech.
"I love this place, but I grew up in this place," Breeze said of the stadium. "It's a great stadium and a good atmosphere. I told the kids this morning 'this is going to be a great place to play and you're going to love it because the crowd is so close.' We're blessed to have Cameron Stadium, but this old place isn't a bad stadium either."
Last week, LHS (3-1, 1-0) stormed out to a 47-0 lead by halftime. The Wolverines didn't have the same kind of start against the Patriots (0-4, 0-1) on Friday.
The Pats started the game with the ball and punted on their first two drives while forcing an LHS punt in between. The problem was PC West's punter didn't have much of a leg. His best punt of the night traveled only 29 yards. His second punt of the night went just 20 yards and set up LHS at the Patriot 35-yard line.
After a block in the back moved the ball back to the 46, senior quarterback Jack Meservy dropped back to pass and threw a dying quail that Marcheenan Hair hauled in at the 1-yard line after out-jumping a corner. On the next snap, Meservy plunged in to break the levee.
The Wolverine defense forced the Patriots to punt on its first nine possessions and in the meantime, the offense, specifically the rush offense, dominated.