Groups throughout the state began district play this week, and several other competed in notable rivalries,
Listed below are some takeaways from Week 4 of the Oklahoma highschool soccer season:
Edmond Memorial secures metropolis championship
Queen’s “We Are The Champions” blared over the loudspeakers because the lights purposely flickered at Bulldog Stadium.
Edmond Memorial coach Logan Thomas gestured his gamers over to the Edmond Memorial homeside that was deep in celebration.
They had been excited and for a great purpose.
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Edmond Memorial took down Edmond Santa Fe 28-7 at Bulldog Stadium. It was the primary time Edmond Memorial (3-1) beat Santa Fe since 2014. And after a win over Edmond North two weeks in the past, Edmond Memorial secured the city-crown. Sophomore quarterback David McComb threw for 3 touchdowns within the win.
“Being from round right here,” Edmond Memorial coach Logan Thomas mentioned, “this was one thing I by no means obtained completed as a participant or as a coach. So, that is my first time to get to do that. I am fired up for the boys.”
In the course of the recreation, the Edmond Santa Fe (0-4) scholar part did not need Edmond Memorial to neglect. On their sideline they hung a banner that stretched 15 yards, “2023 was in fourth grade final time (you) beat us.”
That streak has now ended.
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Tuttle wards off Bethany’s comeback try and win district opener
Brady McAdoo’s teammates created all of the room he wanted on the primary play of the opening drive.
Bethany’s exterior linebackers could not attain him. McAdoo credited Tuttle working backs Jake Tucker and Holden Conner for fulfilling their blocking assignments, paving the street for him as he ate up yards and zoomed into the tip zone.
“All I needed to do was make one man miss,” McAdoo mentioned, “and it was off to the races.”
Though the speedy sophomore gave the Tigers an electrical begin, they needed to maintain on via a good end. Tuttle walked away with a 40-34 street victory in opposition to District 4A-2 opponent Bethany on Friday evening, spoiling the Bronchos’ undefeated report.
No. 3 Tuttle led 13-0 on the finish of the primary quarter, however eighth-ranked Bethany fought again.
With 10:20 left, Bethany senior Jaden Gilliland made it a one-score recreation together with his two-yard dashing landing. Then on their last offensive drive, the Bronchos (3-1) reached the crimson zone. The Tigers (3-1) responded with stout protection, stuffing their rival for a lack of seven yards on third down earlier than forcing a turnover on downs.
“I believed our children had been very resilient,” mentioned Tuttle coach Brad Ballard. “When it obtained down there shut, I believed we had a number of massive stops. We had a pair within the first half, too, however the final one in all course to win it and ice it, after which getting the large first down there and having the ability to sit on the ball and run the clock out was large.”
Mason Dennis, Tuttle’s senior quarterback, accomplished 11 of 15 go makes an attempt for 221 yards and three touchdowns. He additionally offered two dashing scores.
McAdoo fueled the run recreation with 129 yards on 15 carries. Alongside together with his 80-yard dashing landing to begin the sport, he hauled a 49-yard reception into the tip zone within the second quarter.
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Tristen Russell, Jacobe Johnson shine in Mustang’s rout of Yukon
Yukon tailback Jesse Eakers broke via the center of Mustang’s protection and had a number of area to work with.
A key play within the opening drive of the Canadian County rivalry recreation, Eakers hit the open subject and certain thought he had a shot at scoring at one level.
However Mustang star and OU commit Jacobe Johnson did not let that occur. He chased down Eakers to forestall any additional harm however did rather more than that. Johnson obtained a maintain of Eakers and popped the ball free, and after a scramble, Mustang made the restoration.
The play set the tone for the remainder of the matchup.
And Mustang went on to roll.
The Class 6A-I fifth-ranked Broncos defeated No. 10 Yukon 52-13 Friday evening at Miller Stadium in Yukon.
Mustang quarterback Tristen Russell and Johnson, each seniors, led the way in which because the Broncos earned their fifth straight victory in opposition to their rival.
“It feels good to by no means lose to Yukon,” Russell mentioned.
Russell was environment friendly all through the evening, finishing 19 of 21 passes for 269 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Johnson, a large receiver and defensive again, caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 42 yards and a rating on 4 carries.
Tailback Jay Bedford and broad receiver Keegan Bass had been a pair of different key contributors on offense.
Bedford had 18 carries for 100 yards and a landing, and Bass had seven receptions for 91 yards and a rating.
The Broncos’ (3-1, 1-0 District 6A-I-2) protection was additionally spectacular.
Yukon (1-3, 0-1) completed with simply 259 yards. The Millers primarily relied on their dashing assault and had 49 makes an attempt for 208 yards.
Eakers had 12 carries for 93 yards, whereas quarterback Logan Troxell went 4-of-9 passing for 48 yards and ran for 70 yards and a rating on 18 makes an attempt.
“The primary factor with them is simply stopping the run,” Johnson mentioned. “We knew they weren’t going to have the ability to go on us. We obtained actually good DBs again there, so we knew if we simply stopped the run, it will be a tough evening for them.”
The rivalry recreation was a bit of totally different this yr. Sometimes performed originally of the season, the matchup was moved again now that Mustang and Yukon are in the identical district.
However the ambiance was pretty much as good as at all times. Followers on either side packed the stands, creating an electrical setting.
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Edmond North notches first win of season in opposition to Norman
Tanner Roof noticed his crew’s morale enhance on Friday evening.
The Edmond North soccer coach took within the surroundings as gamers joined the coed part’s postgame fanfare at Husky Stadium. After opening the season with 4 straight losses, the Class 6A-I Huskies began district play with a win, defeating Norman 24-17. The Tigers fell to 0-4.
Fully the week, Roof shared the message of “enjoying for the man subsequent to you,” and the Huskies (1-4) embodied that motto. They scored early and managed possession within the second half, shaving seven and a half minutes off the clock with a late offensive drive to seal the victory, he mentioned.
“I used to be actually happy with the offensive line and the way they stepped up and form of grinded it out to assist us get the primary win,” Roof mentioned.
With help from the blokes within the trenches, senior fullback/receiver Jonathan Sauer scored two touchdowns. Roof additionally complimented the protection for stopping Norman quarterback Tias McClarty, who ran for greater than 100 yards in opposition to Stillwater the earlier week.
The crew psyche stays upbeat because the Huskies put together to face metropolis rival Edmond Santa Fe (0-4).
“Spirits had been excessive this morning,” Roof mentioned Saturday, “and it positively boosted the boldness. Simply wanting ahead to constructing from right here.”
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Noble edges Ardmore in high-scoring thriller
Noble has been in a number of high-scoring affairs lately. The Bears’ district opener on Friday was no totally different.
Led by a nine-touchdown efficiency from senior quarterback Colin Fisher, Class 5A Noble defeated No. 10 Ardmore 60-56 at Noble Stadium.
Fisher, a lefty and Arkansas baseball commit, completed 18-of-28 passing for 354 yards and 5 touchdowns and ran for 82 yards and 4 scores on 11 carries.
Noble (3-1, 1-0 District 5A-1) and Ardmore had been tied at 21 at halftime and had an exhilarating back-and-forth battle after the break.
“It was simply a type of video games the place we might take the lead, they’d take the lead,” Noble coach Greg George mentioned. “We’d rating, they might rating. The defenses could not get a cease. It went that manner the entire second half.”
Ardmore (2-2, 0-1) had the ball final. Star quarterback and Illinois commit Cal Swanson, who’s No. 19 on The Oklahoman’s Tremendous 30 record of the state’s prime recruits within the 2023 class, saved the ball on the ultimate play and was introduced down close to the pylon.
“We had been capable of get a cease,” George mentioned. “I suppose there was a (holding) penalty on the play, too, in order that form of ended it anyway.”
Swanson had seven touchdowns, 5 passing and two on the bottom.
Senior broad receiver Brandon Harper had one other nice recreation for Noble and had landing catches of 33 and 76 yards.
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