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October 26, 2012

Fightin' Chicks play last home game Friday

Aaron Colen, Sports Editor, Aaron.Colen@chickashanews.com
The Express-Star

CHICKASHA — The Chickasha High School football team is out of playoff contention after losing three straight district 5A-1 games, but the regular season continues Friday with senior night against Southeast High School.

The Fightin' Chicks (3-5, 1-4 district) haven't won a game since Sept. 28, when they beat another Oklahoma City school, Capitol Hill.

Southeast is 2-6 this year and 1-4 in district play, and the Spartans have lost two games in a row to Altus and Duncan.

Chickasha should be favored to win the game, and the Fightin' Chicks will look to send the players of the class of 2013 off with a win on senior night.

There are 15 seniors listed on Chickasha's roster: Ryan Mosley, Hayden Johnson, Blake Baker, Rashaad Garret, Trevor Rider, Shaq Oliver, Brandon Wright, Josh Yokum, Taran Womack, Weston Pelzer, Brandon Hopgood, Austin Valdez, Drew Baker, Jacoby Brown and Billy Johnaon.

Many of those seniors see regular playing time, and have made significant contributions to the team this season.

Garret is tied for the team lead in interceptions with two, and Mosley has one. Mosley is also the lead punt returner for the Chicks.

Oliver is the team's leading receiver with 43 catches for 595 yards and five touchdowns. Wright, who started the season at quarterback, has since moved to tight end/wide receiver and caught 11 passes for 180 yards.

Yokum has handled a majority of the kicking duties for the Fightin' Chicks this season, converting nine out of 14 extra point kicks and kicking off 20 out of 32 times with an average of 30.4 yards.

Brown is the leading tackler on the team with 46, and he has 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks. He also has two rushing touchdowns.

Other county games

Tuttle High School lost its first game of the season last Friday at home against Jones, and will likely take out some frustration on St. Mary, one of the lower teams in the district.

Bridge Creek High School has had an up and down season, most recently losing 40-9 last Thursday at Star Spencer High School.

This week, The Bobcats host Marlow in their last home game of the regular season.

Blanchard High School is off this week, preparing for a Nov. 2 matchup with Tuttle for the last game of the season.

Minco High School suffered a three-game losing streak in weeks 4-6, but has recovered by winning its last two games against Crescent and Carnegie.

This week, Minco will play Burns Flat-Dill City at home, looking to improve upon its 4-4 record.

The Rush Springs High School football team is 3-5 this season and 2-3 in the district.

The last two games haven't been pretty for the Redskins, with them losing 58-0 to Ringling two weeks ago and 36-0 to Velma-Alma, both at home.

This week, the Redskins will be on the road against Healdton High School.

Alex High School is 7-1 this season, is is currently on a five-game winning streak.

Tonight, the Longhorns look to extend that streak against Cyril at home.

The above listed games will all be played at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.