Waurika used a smothering defense and a powerful offense to claim a second straight 60-0 victory – this time over Bray-Doyle last Friday Night on Norman West Field.
The win, coupled with an Empire loss, gave the Eagles their second straight district title and the third overall since beginning eight-man competition.
The Eagles will travel to Empire tomorrow night (Friday) for the regular season finale and Waurika will try to earn a second straight undefeated season among District B-4 foes. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the Bulldogs’ home field.
The Eagles, now 8-1 on the year counting a forfeit win from Temple, were no match for the hapless Donkeys that are now 2-7 for the season and winless in district play on a near perfect night for football.
It did not take the Eagles long to get the first score of the night as they drove 53 yards in five plays. Gabe Jenkins got the touchdown and Turner Mora added the two points on the ground to give Waurika an 8-0 lead just a little over one minute into the game.
The Eagles forced Bray to punt and this gave Waurika the ball at the Eagle 49. In just two plays the Eagles covered the 51 yards with Hunter Wesberry getting a 37-yard scoring strike from Mora. Jordan Watkins ran for the two points and Waurika held a 16-0 lead with 6:34 left in the first quarter.
The Donkeys could not make a first down on their next possession and the Eagles took over on downs at the Donkey 46. Mora scampered 46 yards for the score and this gave Waurika a 22-0 advantage with 4:40 left in the first quarter.
The Waurika defense continued its impressive play as Bray-Doyle’s next possession netted only one yard and Waurika took over on downs.
This time it took Waurika three plays to get the final score of the first quarter. Kevin Garcia swept around the right side and then zig-zagged across the field to score from 31 yards out. Mora ran for the two points giving Waurika a 30-0 lead with 2:07 left in the second quarter.
It was nothing doing for the Donkey offense as Bray-Doyle turned the ball back over to the Eagles at the Donkey 36.
After a 15-yard run by Mora, the talented senior quarterback found Garcia for a 21-yard touchdown pass. Watkins ran for the two points and with 11:10 left in the second quarter, Waurika was in command with a 38-0 advantage.
An interception on Bray’s next possession by Treyton Torrez put the Eagles in business at the Waurika 46. In two plays Waurika traveled the 54 yards for a score. Garcia picked up 37 yards on the scoring play and Watkins added the two points for a 46-0 lead with 8:50 left in the half.
Another interception – this time by Travis Etheridge – gave Waurika the ball. Trent Arellano capped the drive with a 25-yard scoring run to put Waurika in front, 52-0, with 6:17 left in the first half.
Following a Bray punt, the Eagles launched their final scoring drive of the night from the Bray 18. Torrez scored from 18 yards out and Seth Waid carried the ball over the goal for the two-point conversion to give the Eagles a 60-0 lead with only 1:51 left in the half and the game.
The quick scores and excellent field position did not allow for many impressive numbers, but the Eagles did manage 265 yards rushing on just 15 attempts. Mora led all Waurika rushers with 71 yards on only five carries.
The Eagle defense had one of its most impressive performances of the season limiting Bray-Doyle to minus-seven yards on 19 carries. The Eagles also forced a pair of interceptions.
It was Senior Night for the Eagles and nine Eagle seniors were recognized before the start of the contest.
Donning the red and white for the final time in a regular season game at Waurika were Mora, Edwin Garcia, Wesberry, Waid, Watkins, Payton Fletcher, Bryson Hernandez (who has been injured most of the year), Etheridge and Colby Mead.
EAGLE FLIGHTS: Even with a loss to Empire and a Wilson win against Bray-Doyle, the Eagles would have the tie-breaker over Wilson with the win earlier this season…The first round playoff opponent for the Eagles will be determined tomorrow night in the contest between Snyder and Cyril….Waurika will take on the loser of that game in Waurika….Waurika is now a perfect 10-0 against Bray-Doyle with the first meeting between the two schools coming in 2008…The 60 points ties with the 2016 team for the most points scored against the Donkeys….The 60 total points is the third most points scored by both teams in this 10-game series….The win was the third straight shutout for Waurika and that has been done only 12 other times in the past 100 years of football at Waurika….The longest shutout streak by the Eagles is eight recorded in the 1933 season that included one tie….This was the fifth consecutive game the Eagles have scored 50 or more points….The 60-point wins against Central High and Bray-Doyle mark only the second time in school history Waurika has scored 60 or more points in back-to-back games….Waurika held down the sixth spot again this week in the Class B poll by The Daily Oklahoman.
Game In Figures
First Downs 2 13
Yards Rushing 19-(-7) 15-265
Yards Passing 1 84
Passes 1-4 3-6
Passes Int By 0 2
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts 2-31 0-0
Penalties 1-5 2-20
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Bray-Doyle 0 0 x x—0
Waurika 30 30 x x—60
WAURIKA – Gabe Jenkins 10 run (Turner Mora run), 10:44
WAURIKA – Hunter Wesberry 37 pass from Mora (Jordan Watkins run), 6:34
WAURIKA – Mora 45 run (run failed), 4:40
WAURIKA – Kevin Garcia 31 run (Mora run), 2:37
WAURIKA – Garcia 21 pass from Mora (Watkins run), 11:10
WAURIKA– Garcia 37 run (Watkins run), 8:50
WAURIKA – Trent Arellano 25 run (run failed), 6:17
WAURIKA – Treyton Torrez 18 fun (Seth Waid run), 1:51