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LHS rolls over MacArthur

Davis scores three times as Wolverines get by Mac

It is said speed kills in the game of football, and Miles Davis had plenty of it on Friday night.

The junior rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns and 18 carries, leading Lawton to an impressive 50-20 win over city rival MacArthur at Cameron Stadium. It was the Wolverines' largest margin of victory against the Highlanders since 2010  a 41-9 decision.

LHS coach Randy Breeze had high praise for Davis following the Wolverines' first win against Mac since 2013.

"I'm prejudice, but Miles Davis is the best running back in the state of Oklahoma," Breeze said. "I've been saying that for awhile, and I think the secret is out. He's a very, very special player. He may not be tall, but he's definitely not small.

"He's got great vision and unbelievable feet and speed  he's everything you want in a running back."

Davis ran for 297 yards last week against Carl Albert, and though he had less yardage this time around, he felt better about his performance.

"I think it was amazing compared to last week," Davis said. "Last week, I had one touchdown, and now I'm proving more and more."

The Highlanders struck first with a 4-yard touchdown run from Racer Felter to take a 7-0 lead halfway through the first quarter, but Davis and the LHS offense were ready to respond. 

Less than a minute later, Davis broke free for his first touchdown  a 54-yard burst  and after LHS got a break when quarterback Alihas Hopper fielded a bad snap and tossed a nice pass to a wide open Jordan Carradine, giving the Wolverines a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Mac drove deep into enemy territory on multiple occasions, but a pair of interceptions  one by both Highlanders quarterbacks  derailed any momentum the Highlanders sought to build. 

After that Hopper made Mac pay for the turnovers with a 90-yard touchdown strike to Jayquan Lincoln to give LHS a 15-7 lead going into the second quarter.

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