Many schools across the southern part of Oklahoma did not complete their scheduled game or canceled their game last Friday night.
However, Waurika was able to make quick work of the Carnegie Wildcats before the worst of the storms moved into the area last Friday night at Cy Sloan Stadium.
The Eagles rolled to a 52-0 victory over the Wildcats on Norman West Field in the contest that ended at the half because of the mercy rule.
Waurika is now set for a much anticipated bout with Snyder. The two teams were scheduled to play last season, but the game was canceled because of flooding concerns.
This year both teams are ranked in the top ten in Class B and it figures to be an excellent contest on the Cyclones’ home field Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
This will be the third meeting between in the two schools in eight-man play. Each team has won one game.
Snyder is ranked seventh in The Daily Oklahoman Class B poll, while Waurika is sixth in the same poll. In the okpreps.com poll, Snyder holds down the fourth spot, while Waurika is ranked fifth.
The Cyclones come into the game at 3-0, while Waurika is 2-0. Snyder has defeated Waukomis, Fox and defending Class C state champion Tipton, 8-0, last week in a rain-shortened contest.
The Eagles have easily disposed of their two foes – Grandfield and Carnegie. Waurika’s season opener with Temple was canceled as the Tigers could not put together a team this season.
Last Friday, the Eagles scored in a variety of ways. They scored often. And, they scored quick.
On the opening kickoff of the game, Kevin Garcia fielded the ball at his own 15-yard line and sped 85 yards for the touchdown just 15 seconds into the game. Turner Mora added the two-point conversion and before many of the Eagle faithful were settled in their seats Waurika held an 8-0 lead.
Waurika’s next possession was capped by a 35-yard scoring run by Mora. Gabe Jenkins carried the ball on the successful two-point conversion giving the Eagles a 16-0 advantage with 8:09 left in the first quarter.
The Eagles scored again quickly as on the Wildcats’ next possession Waurika’s Payton Fletcher picked up a fumble and rambled 69 yards for a touchdown. Mora ran for the two points and Waurika was in front, 24-0.
With 2:06 remaining in the first quarter, Mora again found paydirt as the talented quarterback broke loose on a 33-yard scoring jaunt to give the Eagles a 30-0 lead.
But the Eagle were not done lighting up the scoreboard in the second quarter as Mora broke loose for another touchdown run – this time from 34 yards out with just a few seconds remaining in the first quarter.
With the 36-0 lead heading into the second quarter, it appeared likely this game would not see the third quarter.
The Eagles made sure of that with two scores in the middle of the second quarter.
The first one came on K. Garcia’s 19-yard run. Trent Arellano ran for the two point conversion giving Waurika a 44-0 lead with 7:36 left to play in the half.
Mora finished off the scoring with his fourth rushing touchdown – this time on a 78-yard run. Arellano added the two point conversion that put the Eagles comfortably in front, 52-0, with 4:24 left before the half.
The Eagles’ powerful ground game was in full force throughout the game. The Wildcats had no answer for Mora as he rushed for 246 yards on just 11 carries and scored four touchdowns and added a pair of two-point conversions.
The Eagles totaled 302 yards rushing on just 21 carries on the night.
EAGLE FLIGHTS: Waurika now leads the series with Carnegie, 4-0….The Eagles and Wildcats have met twice in eight-man contests….The shutout was the third in the four games for Waurika….You could not make this up – last year’s two games against Grandfield and Carnegie the Eagles scored 52 and 64 points respectively and this year that was reversed with the Eagles scoring 64 against Grandfield and 52 against Carnegie…This was the Eagles’ ninth shutout in 14 games over the past two seasons….The last time the Eagles came close to this kind of defensive dominance was the 1996 and 1997 seasons when the Eagles recorded eight shutouts over two complete seasons.
Game In Figures
First Downs x 8
Yards Rushing x-x 21-302
Yards Passing x 0
Passes x-x 0-2
Passes Int. By 0 0
Fumbles, Lost 3-3 1-0
Punts x-x 0-0
Penalties 1-10 3-20
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Carnegie 0 0 x x—0
Waurika 36 16 x x—52
WAURIKA – Kevin Garcia 85 kickoff return (Turner Mora run), 11:45, 1st Quarter
WAURIKA – Mora 35 run (Gabe Jenkins run), 8:56, 1st Quarter
WAURIKA – Payton Fletcher 69 fumble recovery return (Mora run), 8:09, 1st Quarter
WAURIKA – Mora 33 run (run failed), 2:06, 1st Quarter
WAURIKA – Mora 34 run (run failed), :07, 1st Quarter
WAURIKA – K. Garcia 19 run (Trent Arellano run), 7:36, 2nd Quarter
WAURIKA – Mora 78 run (Arellano run), 4:24, 2nd Quarter
Rushing: Turner Mora 11-246, Kevin Garcia 4-38, Trent Arellano 2-8, Octavio Gomez 1-5, Treyton Torrez 2-3, Gabe Jenkins 1-2; Passing: Mora 0-2-0-0.