The Outlaws had a better week of practice and it showed.
Marlow High football took control early in Friday’s homecoming game against Mount St. Mary, winning 31-7 in District 1-3A play.
“It was totally different,” said Outlaw coach Rob Renshaw, in comparing his team’s performance a week earlier against Jones, to its showing against the Rockets.
Renshaw had remarked a week earlier that “you play like your practice,” and that the team didn’t have some good practices prior to its Sept. 27 game at Jones, a 15-14 district loss.
That wasn’t the case this past week, according to senior running back Kagan Blackburn.
“We practiced a lot harder during the week,” said Blackburn, who rushed for 190 yards on 16 carries. “The week of Jones, on Monday and Tuesday, practice was intense. We had that intensity this week.”
Blackburn’s final touchdown run of the game was evidence of that effort the Outlaws showed. He broke a pair of tackles and evaded several other defenders on a 51-yard run to the end zone.
The Marlow senior added a 16-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 62-yard run in the second.
The Outlaws tallied 411 yards rushing on 38 carries. That’s 10.8 yards per carry. Blackburn praised the offensive line for its blocking.
“As running backs, we get the credit, but they (the linemen) are the ones who help our cause in every game,” he said.
Senior Trey Coffman had 115 yards rushing on 18 carries, including a 16-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Braeden O’Dell had four rushes for 106 yards, with an 85-yard touchdown run to open the second quarter. The sophomore passer completed four of six passes for 50 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to Coffman.
“I liked the way we were physical,” Renshaw said. “Kagan and Trey did a better job of hitting the holes and our special, save for the missed extra points, did a great job.”
The Rockets got 241 yards rushing on 46 carries but had four turnovers, three which led to Marlow touchdowns.
There was much for the Outlaws to be happy about.
“We were more physical, got after it right away and we did good job of not getting off the gas pedal,” Renshaw said. “(But) we’ve got bigger fish to fry. We get Blanchard next week.”
Blanchard is the defending Class 4A state champion and is undefeated (5-0) this season. The Outlaws (4-1) head to the Lions’ field this Friday for a district showdown — a showdown the Outlaws are already focused on.
“As of Sunday, after we watch the film, our minds are off this game and on Blanchard,” Blackburn said.
The Outlaws had a better week of practice and it showed.
Demons hoping for top-four finish
The Duncan baseball team will need to take care of business next week in its final District 2-5A games.
The Demons are 7-5 in district (16-9 overall) after dropping both games of a doubleheader at Carl Albert Monday, 8-1 and 4-1. The Titans (13-1, 26-4) won the district title.
Girls soccer gets it done at Altus
The Duncan girls soccer team battled in a tough environment at Altus to win 1-0 Tuesday.
Lady Demon coach Delydia Gay said it was frustrating at times for the girls because of some questionable calls the officials made. But she was happy the girls pulled together to win.
Meshell shines as Outlaws beat Warriors
The Marlow baseball team got help from Beau Meshell on the mound and at the plate in a 7-4 home victory against Anadarko Tuesday.
Meshell held Anadarko to one earned run off three hits and did not walk a batter. He reached base three times, had one run batted in and scored one run.
Girls golfers take fourth at Deer Creek
The Duncan girls golfers took fourth at a tournament hosted by Deer Creek High School at Coffee Creek Golf Course in Edmond Tuesday.
Lady Demon coach Steve Etheridge said that the girls played as well as they have all year. Although the golfers struggled putting on some fast greens, Etheridge was happy with their overall performance.
Empire softball tries to spark offense
The Lady Bulldogs are trying to find a way to spice up their offense in preparation for the Class 3A slowpitch softball playoffs.
Empire has played a tough schedule, with four of the first seven games coming against ranked opponents. However, coach Tony Roberts thinks the team just needs to have some more timely hitting to get on the winning track.
Outlaws shut out Indians
Marlow baseball snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-0 win at home against Comanche Monday.
“We needed to get this win and we got it,” said Marlow coach Jeff Brewer.
Demon golfers focused on regionals
The Duncan boys golfers have two more tournaments left before regionals.
The Demons will head to Ardmore this Monday for a tournament that was postponed from March 3 because of the weather.
Tourney named in memory of T-ball player
The Comanche Youth Council will dedicate its preseason baseball and softball tournament to the memory of a T-ball player who unexpectedly passed away this past weekend.
Tyee Percival, 5, was in his first year of T-ball and played for the Rangers. The youth council has named its preseason tourney the Tyee Percival Memorial Tournament. The council will hang a commemorative banner over the T-ball field at the Comanche Field of Dreams.
Lady Donkeys push towards playoffs
Fighting its roster limitations, Bray-Doyle slowpitch softball has a rare opportunity in front of it.
Coach Frank Moser is optimistic about his chances in district versus Mayesville and No. 5 Roff. While Roff has been one of the best teams in Class 2A — it has a winning record despite almost all of its games coming against ranked competitors — Mayesville has been one of the worst. It picked up its first win against Alex on April 8 by just one run.
Outlaws have chance to host regionals
The Marlow baseball team has had to overcome some adversity in recent weeks, but coach Jeff Brewer is confident the team will get back on track.
The past week started with a road game at Blanchard, ranked seventh in Class 4A, last Tuesday. Then came a tough outing at home against Class 4A Newcastle Thursday and a showdown Friday at Sterling, ranked fourth in Class A.
- More Sports Headlines
- Demons hoping for top-four finish