Wolverines keep rolling
Jayquan Lincoln did what a senior is supposed to do, coming up with two huge touchdown plays in the final quarter to help Lawton High School finally subdue pesky Stillwater, 43-29, Friday before a large Homecoming crowd at Cameron Stadium.
At halftime this one seemed to be over with the Wolverines totally dominating, owning a 21-3 lead and allowing the visitors just 12 rushing yards in that span.
And even early in the second half the Wolverines marched right downfield to take a 28-3 lead after a 16-yard scoring strike from Elihas Hopper to Dominick Neal and at that point it was their game to lose.
They made enough mistakes to make it interesting, though.
Stillwater took advantage of a short LHS punt and sophomore quarterback Gunnar Gundy made LHS pay, firing a strike to Garrett Lemming who got behind the LHS secondary.
Then the Wolverines went to sleep.
First Kejuan Neal fumbled the ball away on the ensuing kickoff after a hard hit and Gundy hit Lemming for a quick score from 20 yards out to make it 28-17 to start the home fans squirming.
Then the Wolverines were unable to field a short pooch kick, giving the Pioneers the ball at the LHS 37. But this time the LHS defense rose to the challenge and forced a punt, but by then the Pioneers' defense was fired up and quickly forced another LHS punt and this worked in the Wolverines favor as the visitors had a personal foul penalty sending them back to their own 30.
Three plays later Stillwater's little back bolted through the middle behind a well-designed double-team block and sailed 46 yards to paydirt. The Wolverines did stop the two-point PAT try, but this game was turning completely around.
But, just when the visitors were close, the Wolverines marched 80 yards to paydirt, the payoff coming when Hopper drilled a 21-yard touchdown toss on a slant that totally beat the Stillwater defender. That came with 11:48 to go, but it wasn't over yet.
Stillwater blew its next chance to put points on the board when Demarcus Andrews made a nice interception on a curl route, but LHS couldn't move and the Pioneers were back in business just 45 yards out. That same combination Gundy to Lemming gained the final 42 on a second down play and things were tight again with the Wolverines up just 35-29 and 7:41 remaining.
However, the Wolverines couldn't move again, partly because of their 15th penalty of the night and the Pioneers had their chance for victory.
That's when Gundy tried to do too much, scrambling out and trouble, getting hit from behind and throwing an interception and throwing an interception right into the mitts of Calvin Shannon.