Seiling and Laverne pass tough second-round tests to reach Class B quarter-finals | Local News


Seiling 34, Hollis 14

The Wildcats led from the start, but Hollis stayed within striking distance for much of the game.

Kaden Manuel and Rush Hunt connected on a 77-yard touchdown pass on the Wildcats’ first play after scrimmage. Manuel’s conversion made it 8-0.

The touchdown came after the Wildcats stopped a long drive from Hollis to open the game.

Late in the second period, a 32-yard pass from Manuel to Newt Hutchinson created a one-yard run from Manuel. The conversion made it 16-0.

Hollis fought back as Blake Whisennant rushed 75 yards for the score with 41 seconds left in the half. The conversion reduced the Wildcat’s lead to 16-8 at the break.

In the third period, Yvoni Duarte drove 15 yards to score as Seiling extended their lead to 24-8.

Hollis responded again as Cooper Bennett scored on an 8-yard run. The conversion failed and it was 24-14.

Hollis threatened again in the fourth period but was pushed back and Seiling added a late score on Manuel’s 33-yard run and conversion for the final.

It was Seiling’s first time playing in the fourth quarter since a loss to Oklahoma Bible Academy earlier this year.

Laverne 22, Covington-Douglas 0

Defending champion Laverne overcame four turnovers to advance.

The Tigers faced a tough challenge from the Wildcats, who controlled the ball for most of the game but couldn’t complete practices as Laverne’s defense made big saves.

Laverne’s defense set the first score as Victor Enriquez caught a pass on the third play of the match and Felix Teal scored from nine yards out. Teal added the conversion for an 8-0 per minute lead in the game.

It was all score until just before half-time when Teal scored on a two-yard run. The conversion failed.

After a save from Laverne deep in his own territory, Teal escaped for a 90-yard touchdown in the third period. The conversion made it 22-0 and it was the final.

Teal finished with 174 yards on 16 carries and Wyatt Tillery had 118 yards on nine attempts for the Tigers.

Laverne had two interceptions and lost two fumbles in the game.

Covington-Douglas was led by Ford Smith with 79 rushing yards and another 120 passing.

In other games in the region, Waynoka advanced to the Class C semifinals with a 64-14 win over Thackerville, but in Class A the Mooreland Bearcats dropped a heartbreaker 19- 18 in Crescent.

Fairview and Hooker have progressed to Class A.

In 4A, Elk City advanced to the semi-finals but Clinton lost a match in triple overtime to Poteau. Guthrie in 5A was eliminated by Grove.


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