The Alex Longhorns cruised to a 2-0 record on the season Friday night, defeating the Fox Foxes in a non-district game. The Longhorns scored early and often, never trailing in their 54-6 victory.
The Longhorns put up 14 points in the first quarter, with the first score coming in a big way. Quarterback Kooper Boatwright found Danyon Snider for an 89-yard score, one of three touchdowns for the Longhorns of at least 80 yards.
Up 8-0, Boatwright found freshman Tatton Anderson for a 25-yard score, and the Longhorns led 14-0 after the first quarter.
Boatwright completed six of his 11 pass attempts in the game for 147 yards. He threw a third touchdown in the second quarter to Tony Craddock. He rushed for a touchdown in the second quarter as well.
Craddock also had a big game, catching the one touchdown pass and running for two more. He broke off touchdown runs of 68 and 93 yards en route to 239 rushing yards.
Alex had already built a 42-0 lead in the third before the Foxes got on the scoreboard on a 6-yard run by Griffin Saunders.
Doc Harrington added an 83-yard touchdown run, while Anderson continued his strong start to the season with a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown.
The Longhorns racked up 522 yards of offense in the game to just 194 for the Foxes.
Alex is off this week.
Blanchard at Cache
In other area action, the Blanchard Lions opened up the season by avenging a 2016 loss to the Cache Bulldogs. Camden Cooper and Jamie Nance proved to be a dangerous connection. Cooper found Nance for a 92-yard score to get the Lions on the board. They would end up defeating the Bulldogs 27-8.
Tuttle at Kingfisher
In a battle of two traditional powerhouses in their respective classes, 4A's Tuttle battled 3A's Kingfisher. Kingfisher scored the first 21 points en route to a 27-21 victory. Tuttle trailed 27-7 having their comeback come up short.
Dibble at Minco
In a tightly contested matchup, the Minco Bulldogs extended their winning streak over Dibble to four games. The Bulldogs moved to 1-1 with a 21-12 victory. Dibble fell to 1-1 with the loss.
Rush Springs at Wayne
The Rush Springs Redskins are off on the right foot this season under head coach Tim Beard. The Redskins traveled to Wayne for their season opener. Rush Springs avenged a loss to the Bulldogs in their 2016 opener, defeating Wayne 28-8 to move to 1-0 on the season.
Empire at Cyril
The Cyril Pirates had no problems in their season opener. Some people's pick to win the Class B state title this season, Cyril moved to 1-0 on the year with a 44-6 victory over the Bulldogs.
Bethany at Marlow
The Marlow Outlaws are off to an 0-2 start on the season. After a loss to Kingfisher, the Outlaws fell to Bethany for the fourth straight time since 2014. Dawson Huddleston had a big game for Marlow, but it was not quite enough as Bethany came out on top 27-23.