Wolverines pull away in 2nd half, win, 54-35
While their final game of the season was a battle at times, the Lawton Wolverines ultimately prevailed in a high scoring affair against Putnam City 54-35.
Helped in large part by huge nights from senior receiver Chateau Reed and junior running back Christian Houston, who both scored three touchdowns on the night, the Wolverines pulled away from the Pirates in the second half after Putnam City tied the game early in the third quarter to record the win.
The Wolverines would strike first as senior quarterback Eric Wiley found Reed on a deep ball for a 49-yard touchdown strike to give the Wolverines an early 6-0 lead to cap a four-play, 75-yard scoring drive.
On their first possession of the game, Putnam City would get their only lead of the game as sophomore running back Seryil Pollard carried the ball in from one yard out to give the Pirates a 7-6 lead.
After a turnover by the Wolverines, Putnam City looked poised to extend their lead as they drove deep into Wolverines territory. Lawton senior defensive back Elijah Reyes bailed the Wolverines out when he picked off a Putnam City pass at his own five yard line and returned it to the Wolverines’ 10.
Lawton would then drive the length of the field in nine plays as Wiley found junior Esarian Gilmore-Kelly from 42-yards out for a touchdown. Houston would add the two-point conversion and Lawton would retake the lead 14-7 early in the second quarter.
Putnam City though would storm back, moving the ball 66 yards in seven plays to tie the game up at 14. Two personal foul penalties on the Wolverines helped the Pirates on the drive.