BY ADAM TROXTELL
CAPITOL HILL —
Full of confidence, Chickasha made a mockery of Capitol Hill’s homecoming with a dominating 53-2 win on Thursday night.
Cade Morris had a field day, rushing for 119 yards on seven attempts and a career-high five touchdowns. Josh Latham was the power back, breaking tackles left and right for a total of 81 yards and one touchdown.
Denny Do was the only bright spot for the Red Skins, rushing for 28 yards on nine attempts. Overall, Chickasha held the Redskins to just 22 net yards rushing while intercepting the ball two times on defense. The Chicks rushed for 353 yards.
The Chickasha offense got a solid start after the Redskins’ fumble in their own half of the field was picked up by Morris at the opposition 27 yard line and carried to the 15. The senior quarterback did the honors, running eight yards for the game’s first touchdown with just four minutes gone.
History repeated itself soon after the kickoff. The snap went flying over quarterback Denny Do’s head for another Redskins fumble. Josh Latham took one play to take advantage for the Chicks to run the short field and make the score 14-0. It took 42 seconds from taking the lead for Chickasha to double its advantage.
The next time on the field, the Chicks defense got to hold the Redskins to a punt. But, on the ensuing drive, the result stayed the same. From midfield, Tresjon Davis broke off a 33 yard run into the red zone. That set up Morris for his second rushing touchdown of the evening on a 17 yard run and made the score 21-0 with three minutes left in the first quarter.
A busy first quarter translated to a slow and quiet second. On their best drive so far, Chickasha got just outside of the red zone after Latham broke two tackles on a 20 yard run. Morris had his pass tipped and intercepted on the next play, but Capitol Hill was held and tried a fake punt that failed miserably. With the short field, Chickasha moved the ball down to the one yard line. Stern Redskins defense forced them to settle for a 24-yard field goal by Sterling Clapham to make the score 24-0 at halftime.
The Fightin’ Chicks began the second half by piling on the points. Latham burst through on the outside and tip toed down the sideline to about the 35. The rest of the hard work fell on Morris’ shoulders, who took a quarterback draw the rest of the way to the end zone. Within a couple of minutes it was 31-0 Chickasha.
Chickasha forced Do to scramble wide on the ensuing Redskins drive before the quarterback tossed it forward in desperation only to watch as Lindbergh Carey dove with his hands under the ball for the interception. No surprises for who ran in the subsequent touchdown, as Morris got his fourth of the game not even halfway through the third frame.
It got worse on the next drive for the hosts. After the Fightin’ Chicks drove them back to the goal line from the seven, Robert Ferguson got through the offensive line to take down Seth Reid for the safety to make it 40-0.
Chickasha got the ball as a result, and it took them little time to capitalize. From just inside the Redskin half, Morris ran for his fifth touchdown of the night as the rout continued. Capitol Hill did get on the scoreboard via a safety. Chickasha was forced to punt from their own end zone, the snap was low, and the punters knee went down.
Dalvin Madison added another touchdown at the end on a 14 yard run.