“We’ve got to grow up. We’ve got to be better. We’ve got to be more disciplined.” Which Coach in 4A-1 had these thoughts on Friday Night? Find out in this week’s Monday Morning QB from the Elk City-Weatherford Area.

Last Updated: October 23, 20232.9 min read

Weatherford 14 @ Elk City 21

We got what we expected Friday Night inside Big Elk Stadium with the Weatherford Eagles in town for a battle for second place in 4A-1 and a home playoff game on the line. It was physical, it was chippy, and it was close until the clock hit 3 zeros in the 4th quarter. Sometimes cliches are cliches because they’re true. That was the case in this one. Elk City won the turnover battle 5-0 on its way to a 21-14 win over Weatherford. On the game’s first offensive snap, Elk City CB Jeremiah Jackson stepped in front of a Tyson McSperritt pass and took it 25 yards for an Elks Touchdown. The scored remained 7-0 Elk City until the 8 minute mark of the 2nd quarter when Jackson Blackmon scored the first of his two rushing TDs for Weatherford, this one knotted things up a 7 apiece. The ensuing Big Elk possession would cover 85 yards and 16 plays capped off by a 16 yard TD run from Tucker Garza on a 4th and 1. 14-7 was the halftime advantage for Elk City. Neither team tallied in the 3rd quarter. Early in the 4th the Elks pushed the lead to two scores when Logan Webb hit Cole Buie for a 14 yard TD on 4th and 7. Weatherford cut the lead to 21-14 on Blackmon’s second TD jaunt with just over 3 minutes left, but that’s as close as they’d get. The Elk City secondary came up with 5 Interceptions, 2 apiece from Jackson and Buie. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows on the Brown and White side though. Head Coach Zac Maynard was frustrated with the lack of discipline his team showed in the emotionally charged environment, “We’ve got to grow up. We’ve got to be better. We’ve got to be more disciplined. That’s not what we’re about. That’s not what we’ve ever been about. So we have to fix that first and foremost.” On the Weatherford side, Coach Reagan Roof knows his team was close, “It’s just frustrating. We’re close. We’re battling. We’re fighting hard. We’re just nor making plays when we’ve go to make plays. They made the plays when the had to have them.”

Chickasha 7 @ Clinton 48

It was a tale of two halves inside the Tornado Bowl in Clinton on Friday Night with Chickasha in town. The teams battled throughout the first 24 minutes, and the Red Tornadoes only led 13-0 at halftime. Everything changed in the first couple minutes of the 3rd quarter. After a three and out on the first possession of the 2nd half by Chickasha, Clinton stuffed a fake punt attempt at the Chick’s 8 yard line. Two plays later Zaedon Collins was in the end zone to make the score 20-0 Clinton. They would proceed to outscore Chickasha 35-7 in the second half to pull away and win 48-7. The 3 headed monster at tailback for Clinton was phenomenal once again. Kyntavion Hill, Collins, and Darren Hester combined to tote the rock 20 times for 209 yards and 4 TDs. Clinton’s defense held Chickasha to under 200 yards of total offense. Coach Higbee talked about the Red Tornadoes’ performance, “Ugly 1st half. Was not pleased with our 1st half. 2nd half we got some things corrected and came out and played a much better second half.” Clinton’s now one win away from the 41st District Championship in the storied history of Red Tornado football.

4A-1 Standings

  1. Clinton (6-2, 4-0)
  2. Elk City (5-3, 3-1)
  3. Weatherford (5-4, 3-2)
  4. Cache (4-4, 2-2)
  5. Chickasha (3-5, 2-3)
  6. John Marshall (1-7, 1-3)
  7. Woodward (1-7, 0-4)

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