The Blackwell Maroons football team traveled down Interstate 35 last Friday for their annual match-up with the Perry Maroons. While the visitors only trailed 28-22 at the halftime break, they were unable to dent the scoreboard in thee final two quarters as the Perry Maroons cruised to a 46-22 win. Blackwell is now 0-2 on the season and travel to Kay County rival Newkirk on Friday night. It is homecoming in Newkirk. The Tigers opened their season with a 14-0 win in Tonkawa last Friday night.
The visiting Maroons got touchdowns from Karston Loveall, Tanner Botts and Tanner Goodenough. Carson Turner kicked two PAT’s and Loveall ran the third on in to account for the Maroon points.
Mikey Riley was 13-for-28 passing in the game for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Goodenough was the leading Maroons rusher with 16 carries for 72 yards. The Maroons ran the ball 32 times for 106 yards in the game. Botts was the leading receiver with five catches for 168 yards including a 42-yardr for a touchdown.
Riley had the only other Blackwell turnover with a fumble, while Loveall and Botts each had an interception and Botts and Trey Peetom each had a fumble recovery to lead the Maroons defense.
Loveall led the defense with 13 tackles and Botts was involved in 12 tackles for the Blackwell team.
Kick-off for the Newkirk game is 7 p.m.
Waynoka-56 Deer Creek-Lamont-8
The DCLA Eagles suffered their first loss of the year in a mercy shortened game against Waynoka. The visitors jumped out to a 50-0 second quarter lead, before a Palladin Compala to Colby Smith 37-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion got the home team on the board. The visitors ended the game in the third quarter with a touchdown. The visitors had 425 yards rushing compared to the Eagles 26 yards rushing and 129 yards passing.
The Eagles have the weekend off before consecutive games at Pond Creek-Hunter and Covington-Douglas. The Eagles return home Sept. 28 against Southwest Covenant for Homecoming.
The Medford Cardinals and the Buffalo Bison were tied 6-6 after the first quarter last Friday night. That would be as close as the Cardinals would get as the visitors scored 26 unanswered points in the second quarter for a commanding 32-6 halftime advantage. Each time would score in the third quarter, before the visitors outscored the Cardinals 14-6 in the final stanza for the 54-20 win.
The Cardinals (0-1) play Pond Creek-Hunter (1-0) Friday night for a non-district game at 7 p.m.