Friday Night Roundup: Heritage Hall District Champs, Lawton Wins


Saturday, November 5th 2011, 1:46 am
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Heritage Hall went a bit untraditional and the Lawton Wolverines made their game close in News 9's Friday Night Roundup this week.

The Chargers, who have scored 50 or more five different times this year, only needed a relatively-low 35 to beat the Kingfisher Yellow Jackets 35-21.

Both 3A-3 teams entered the night undefeated and the winner would take not only a perfect record but a district championship into the playoffs.

In a rematch of last year's state championship game, Heritage Hall got on the board early with a strike from Quinn Shanbour to Sterling Shepard to take a 7-0 lead.

Kingfisher stayed right in the game early, but the Chargers went to a secret weapon for the rest of the game.

Receiver Cale Courtney often gets lost in the shadow of Barry Sanders, Jr. and Sterling Shepard, but he is an impressive player in his own right.

Courtney proved that on Friday by scoring Heritage Hall's final four touchdowns of the game.

The Chargers led 35-14 with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth before the Yellow Jackets mustered a nice comeback.

Kingfisher cut the score down to 35-27 at one point but couldn't get the ball back when it needed it most as Heritage Hall milked the clock.

The Chargers (10-0) will host Chandler in the first round of the 3A playoffs while Kingfisher will host Prague.

Meanwhile, Lawton won a 22-19 thriller in a crazy game that saw plenty of turnovers, two-point conversions and blocks.

Lawton got on the board first with a 10-yard touchdown catch followed by a 5-yard touchdown catch, both brought in by receiver Demarious Littles.

Westmoore rallied back furiously, however, converting a fumble from the opening kickoff of the second half into a 7-yard touchdown run from Josh Morgan.

The Jaguars got within one and eventually led 19-14 on two more touchdowns, each with failed conversions.

In an exciting finish, Lawton pulled back and scored on a short run from J.T. Pratt and converted for two points to pick up their final 22-19 margin.

Lawton (8-2) will host Norman North in the first week of the playoffs, while Westmoore (7-3) will travel to Midwest City to start.