One of two OSSAA semifinal matchups, Stillwater vs. Booker T. Washington pitted postseason newcomers against the defending state champion Hornets.
Undefeated Stillwater is headed to the state championship game after defeating Booker T. Washington, 38-28, in the Class 6AII semifinals.
Stillwater rallied from a 14-0 deficit in the second quarter and took control the rest of the way.
Stillwater wide receiver Jack Smithton hauled in five receptions for 91 yards and three touchdowns (two 39-yarders and a six-yard score) from quarterback Gunnar Gundy.
“They had Dax covering Anthony Bland and we didn’t have anybody else, so I guess we went to me,” Smithton said to Tulsa World.
Stillwater running back Qwontrel Walker amassed an amazing 234 yards and two touchdowns (35-yarder and two-yarder) on 38 carries. Walker has a school-record 33 rushing touchdowns this season.
Michael Lauvetz made a timely block of a Booker T. Washington punt in the second quarter as Stillwater made their comeback.
“We’ve just been working hard in practice on special teams knowing we can go change the game,” Lauvetz said to Tulsa World. “And it happened tonight. It went exactly the way we planned, because we knew they were slow at getting punts off.”
Stillwater advances to face Bixby in the state title game, with the date and time to be determined.
This is Stillwater’s first trip to the state title game since 1977.
Stillwater is 12-0 for the first time in program history and tied a school record for wins in a season.