LAWTON, Okla. — CORRECTION: Chickasha's Oct. 12 game against Ardmore will be played at Memorial Stadium in Chickasha at 7:30 p.m.
The Chickasha High School football team couldn’t get stops Friday night against Lawton MacArthur at Cameron Stadium, and was out of the game very early on against the Highlanders.
The Fightin’ Chicks lost 44-18 to Lawton MacArthur, and drop to 3-3 this season and 1-2 in district play. MacArthur is now 4-2, 2-1 in the district.
Chickasha actually led early in the game, scoring on a 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cade Morris to wide receiver Deshawn Young on a play when two Highlanders defenders got tangled up with each other. The Fightin’ Chicks led 6-3 with 33 seconds left in the first quarter.
After that, MacArthur ran away with it, scoring 27 straight points, all on pass plays. Highlanders quarterback Ricky McCarty threw for four touchdowns on 17-for-22 passing and 271 yards in the first half, and MacArthur led 30-6 at the halfway point.
The MacArthur quarterback finished with 354 yards and four touchdowns on 25-37 passing.
A majority of Chickasha’s passing yards came on the pass to Young in the first quarter. Morris finished the first half 2-for-9 with 62 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was also the leading first-half rusher with 25 yards on eight carries.
Daniel Neff ran for 24 yards on four carries. Shaq Oliver had the only other reception for Chickasha, a seven-yard catch.
Besides the touchdown, the only other highlight for Chickasha was a blocked field goal by Jacoby Brown late in the second quarter.
Brown was Chickasha’s leading tackler, and he had two sacks to go along with his 9.5 tackles. Levi Kell had six tackles, Evan Copeland had 5.5, and Terry Pena had 4.5.
Chickasha looked rejuvenated on the first drive of the third quarter. The Chicks got a good kick return by Neff, and then got three straight completions from Morris, including a big one to Oliver on a tipped ball. Neff finished the drive off with a 22-yard touchdown run.