After some interesting games, here’s my take on everything that happened in the Durant Area on Week 4.
Durant Lions vs. Sapulpa Chieftains
The Lions had a tough loss this past Friday against Sapulpa, 56-0.
Payton’s Take: I had higher hopes for Durant this week, I fully thought they would have a great showing against the Chieftains. Despite the Lions’ continued efforts, this game was in the hands of Sapulpa. Going forward, Durant has to be more consistent with the football and must get valuable stops on defense to stay in the game.
Some players to watch for Durant include Jaylon Saxon and Xadavien Sims. Saxon was calm and collected at quarterback against a strong Chieftain defensive front and Sims was a force on both sides of the ball. Though the score did not reflect it, these two young men played hard and gave it their all until the end. I was thoroughly impressed with their effort, especially in a game where it’s easy to hang your head.
I still have high hopes for this Durant team as the season progresses.
The Lions will host Glenpool this Friday in a district contest.
Coalgate Wildcats vs. MariettaIndians
Coalgate got the W this week over the Marietta Indians, 63-22.
Payton’s Take: The rush game from Coalgate was much different Friday than from their previous games; the Wildcat backs ran hard and were incredibly productive, rushing for hundreds of yards during the game.
Tristin Treavathan, though just his first outing at quarterback, was a force on the field. He made excellent, football-savvy passes and ran hard the entire ballgame. The offensive and defensive lines also looked much improved and hungry, ready for a needed win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
“I thought we ran the ball better than we have all year,” Coach Cater said. “We still need to improve on taking care of the football and pursuing. Tristin Treavathan played well in his first start at QB both throwing and running.”
The Wildcats will head to Kingston this Friday to take on the Redskins on Week 5.
Broken Bow Savages vs. MadillWildcats
The Savages had a handled victory over the Wildcats, 28-21.
Both teams were evenly matched throughout the game, as the score remained close.
Broken Bow had some standout performances from their players this week.
Sky Baker, Isaiah Fields, and Sam Hurst all three had good offensive games catching the football. Anthony Clay looked great again this week at quarterback, confidently rushing and passing from the pocket.
“Our defense played well enough to win, but we gotta clean up some mistakes and penalties,” Coach Davis said. “We had four other red zone trips that we came up empty on, so we must address that. Just a good road district-win against good team.”
The Savages will head to Sallisaw this Friday to take on the Black Diamonds in a district contest.
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