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November 3, 2013

Outlaws secure playoff berth in dominant fashion

MARLOW — Four Outlaws scored on offense, and the defense sacked the Bobcats’ quarterback for a safety in a first quarter that spelled peril for the road team’s chances.

Marlow (6-3, 3-3) dominated Bridge Creek (1-7, 0-5) in all aspects of its 55-0 victory. Both senior running backs Kagan Blackburn and Trey Coffman rushed for more than 100 yards before halftime, and sophomore Braeden O’Dell scampered past the defense on a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown.

O’Dell also had an efficient night passing, though limited because of the score, completing a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior Kelby Richardson in a 29-0 first quarter.

“We don’t only have one guy trying to make all of the plays,” Blackburn said. “We got a team making all the plays.”

With the victory, Marlow solidified its place as the fourth spot in the district behind Blanchard, Tuttle and Jones. All four make the playoffs, and the Outlaws will face Seminole on the road to start the Class 3A state playoffs. Despite having to face the district-winning Chieftains (9-0, 5-0), Marlow coach Rob Renshaw is pleased with just being in the postseason.

“You’re only guaranteed 10 football games a year and to get to play more is a bonus,” Renshaw said. “I couldn’t be more happy for these guys. They earned it.”

Renshaw pointed out that Blanchard was a No. 3 seed last year and still won the state championship and that the first step is just to get in to give your team a chance. Now that Marlow has solidified its spot in the playoffs, the Outlaws can turn their attention to undefeated Kingfisher.

The Yellowjackets (9-0, 6-0) aren’t in the same division, but present a sizable challenge with leading rusher Landon Nault, who has 1,400 yards on the ground this season.

Renshaw wasn’t afraid the players would look ahead to that game, though, as they still had to lock up a playoff berth. They proved him right.

“We came out with the mindset of making the playoffs and we had to play our best,” Coffman said. “From the get-go, we were all ready to go. You could tell. You could tell by the look in each others eyes. We were ready to play, ready to win.”

Coffman finished with 146 rushing yards and his compatriot Blackburn had 116. The smaller of the two, Blackburn showed off his agility throughout the game, fooling defenders with his quick feet.

“Juking and jiving, bobbing and weaving, that’s the way he runs,” Coffman said.

The Outlaws only scored one touchdown in the second half, which came from senior running back Michael McGrew at the end of the third quarter.

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