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Choctaw Comes Away With the Win in Heavyweight Battle

The Choctaw Yellowjackets and the Booker T. Washington Hornets opened 6A-II District 2 play Friday night at S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa. It was a heavyweight battle with both teams swinging at their best, but Choctaw comes away with the win 26-22.

The Hornets Strike First  

On 3rd and 11, quarterback Lathan Boone hit Jalen Teague in stride for 34 yards and a touchdown.  The Hornets led 7-0. Capitalizing on that momentum, Jordan Drew intercepted a pass thrown by Choctaw quarterback Steele Wasel. During his return he was hit hard and fumbled, returning the ball to Choctaw.

The Yellowjackets Answer

Choctaw recovered and scored four plays later when La’Trell Ray ran in from the wildcat position to score. Their two-point conversion attempt failed and the first quarter ended with BTW leading 7-6.

In the second quarter, the Yellowjackets kicked it up a notch when La’Trell Ray took the snap, pitched the ball to Wasel, who then threw it right back to La’Trell Ray. He high stepped down the sideline 24 yards to put the Yellowjackets up 12-7 after another two-point conversion attempt failed.

In the third quarter BTW opened with a 5-play 80-yard drive. It was capped on a 57-yard touchdown run by Ethan Washington to put the Hornets back on top 14-12.

At the 8:10 mark, Choctaw’s DeSean Brown blocked a BTW punt and recovered it in the end zone to give the Yellowjackets a 19-14 lead.  On the Hornets’ next possession they put together another 80-yard drive. This one took nine plays and led to a two-yard Jaiden Carroll touchdown. Carroll converted the two-point conversion attempt and the Hornets led 22-19 with 4:48 remaining.

But Choctaw wasn’t finished. The Yellowjackets put together a nearly 80-yard drive of their own that included two nice passes to RJ Jackson.

The game-winning score came on a Steel Wasel 5-yard pass play to Terrill Davis for the score. Choctaw’s Aaron McAffrey forced a fumble on BTW’s last possession and the recovery by DeSean Brown allowed Choctaw to come away with the win.

The final score was Choctaw 26, Booker T. Washington 22.

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