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October 11, 2013

Highlanders storm to win over Chickasha

CHICKASHA —

Lawton-MacArthur took a winning record in district out of their contest with Chickasha Friday night, coming out on top in a shootout 56-21.

On Lawton-Mac's (4-2) opening drive of the game their high tempo offense was running the spread to perfection and made it to the Chickasha (3-3) three yard line. The Chicks defense was able to hold them to a field goal.

Chickasha was held on their opening drive and had to punt it away. The Highlanders took advantage of the momentum and scored on a 26-yard screen pass to Kehazborn West from quarterback Will Collins, followed by a successful two-point conversion to lead the Chicks 11-0. 

Fightin Chicks quarterback Cade Morris, who is known more for his running, connected to receiver Montana Stonecalf on a 32-yard pass to put the Chicks in Highlander territory on the next drive. However, the Chicks fumbled on Lawton-Mac’s 37-yard line and gave the ball back to the Highlanders, who made them pay. After recovering a fumble on their own 37 yard line, The Highlanders took the ball 63 yards to score on an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Will Collins to receiver Jacques Henderson.

The Chicks looked like they were going to put a drive together after getting a few first downs, but went three and out once again and had to punt it away. Collins scrambled for 24 yards to put the Highlanders just inside the Chicks goal-line,  setting up a touchdown run on a sweep by Delon James. Chickasha’s special teams showed some fight, blocking the extra-point. 

With five minutes to go in the first half, the Fightin’ Chicks were able to gain some momentum after a 65-yard touchdown connection to receiver Taray Thomas from quarterback Cade Morris tmade the score 23-7 in favor of the Highlanders. Lawton MacArthur answered with a 65-yard touchdown drive that took four and a half minutes off the clock, making the score 29-7 at the half.

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