Sapulpa defeated the visiting Memorial Chargers 47-8 during their Homecoming Game with an explosive opening quarter that put Sapulpa’s district record 1-0 for the season.
The Chieftains looked to win the game right out of the gate led by the human highlight reel Senior Tyreese Jones. After the Homecoming activities culminating in the crowning of Senior Daisha Blation as Queen and being escorted by No. 75 Sebastian Fernandez, Sapulpa received the ball.
On the third play of the game, Jones took off and after a cutback and spin move he ran the ball 63 yards into the endzone for the first score of the game.
After trading the ball on a couple of three and outs, Josiah Meggs intercepted a pass setting up the Chieftain offense for another score. Jones eyed a huge whole open up the middle of the Chargers defensive line and exploded into the open field and after a couple more spin moves throwing defenders off of him, Jones landed in the endzone for the second time.
The first quarter was a massive success for the Chieftains, as Jones scored two more times leaving 31 seconds on the clock. The next Memorial possession resulted in a stripped ball and Meggs grabbed the ball and ran it into the endzone with 5 seconds left in the Quarter. Memorial answered back by returning the kickoff putting the Chargers only points on the board.
Sapulpa played some of their backup players who continued to run the ball well against the Chargers’ defense. Jones came back in and after a step back, ran into the endzone for his 5th touchdown of the night with 3:43 seconds left to go in the first half.
Sapulpa’s defense held the Chargers to a handful of first downs and not allowing many positive yards. The second half allowed some other Sapulpa players to have the spotlight. Marco Smith and Cameron Mackey both had a good half, with plenty of open field running. Mackey scored the last points of the game after a short run into the endzone.
The Chargers started to put together a drive to end the game but came up short on a 4 and 2 on the 5-yard line. Sapulpa took the ball and after a couple of long rushes let the clock run out for the final.
Sapulpa really worked on controlling their emotions and had only a handful of penalties, mostly being delays of games and false starts. The offense was able to get the Chargers’ defense to go offsides multiple times.
Sapulpa’s record now stands at 4-1 with a 1-0 district record. Sapulpa plays Collinsville next week in their first test in the district. Collinsville is undefeated and coming off a 71-0 victory over Hale.
Memorial Chargers remain winless as they visit Claremore next week in district play.