Tate Wilkins

Tate Wilkins drops back to pass and decides to run in the first half of action that saw the Demons lose in overtime to El Reno.

In a battle of two top teams in the Class 5A-1 district, the El Reno Indians won on a two point conversion in the first overtime 43-42 to move to 3-0 in district play.

El Reno took the early 14-0 lead in the first quarter as Dorian Plumley made a passing touchdown to Kobe Null and a subsequent rushing touchdown occurred before Duncan got the first score in the second quarter.

Desmond Pettit ran the ball in from eight yards out to make the game 14-7 in favor of El Reno and another rushing touchdown from Plumley, who ran it in from 25 yards this time, put the lead to 21-7.

With time expiring in the first half, the Demons punched the ball in with five seconds left as Tate Wilkins found Tyson Walker in the end zone for nine yards and gave the halftime lead to El Reno at 21-14.

It took awhile for either team to find the scoreboard in the third quarter.  The Indians eventually took the first score in the third quarter at the 1:29 mark when Plumley found his groove three yards out to lead 28-14 over the Duncan Demons.

However, the Demons didn’t take long to score themselves with 17 seconds off the clock. Wilkins scored with a rushing touchdown from two yards out to make it 28-21 in favor of El Reno.

The fourth quarter saw back and forth scoring for both teams as Plumley ran it in from three yards out to give the Indians the 35-21 lead before Duncan scored the next two touchdowns.

Wilkins ran the ball in from 23 yards out and with the extra point no good, El Reno led 35-27. Wilkins continued taking the ball down the field after a big defensive stand.

With 33 seconds left in regulation, the Demons quarterback in Wilkins ran it in from five yards out and got the two point conversion himself to tie the ball game up at 35-35 heading to overtime.

El Reno won the coin toss and elected to give Duncan the ball first in the overtime period.  Wilkins scored a 10-yard touchdown run to take the 42-35 lead.

The Indians, needing a touchdown and a two point conversion to take the victory, used the power of Plumley, who ran it in from three yards out to make it 42-41 going for the two point conversion and the win.

Darius Moore took the snap and threw it to Plumley in the end zone to end the game and make them the victors in a crucial district battle that sent Duncan to a 2-1 district record.

Duncan, now 2-3 on the season and 2-1 in district play, will travel to Oklahoma City for the next scheduled district game.

The Demons will take on Capitol Hill with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Oct. 23 as Duncan looks to bounce back from their first district loss in 2020.

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