Sheldon Wilson's big night lifts Anadarko past Berryhill
BY MURRAY EVANS World Correspondent
Saturday, December 03, 2011
12/03/11 at 5:28 AM
EDMOND - Cascia Hall stopped Oklahoma City Heritage Hall's Barry J. Sanders when it counted. One has to wonder if the Commandos can do the same to Anadarko tailback Sheldon Wilson because Berryhill certainly had no answer for Wilson on Friday night.
Wilson carried 33 times for 377 yards and four touchdowns and caught three passes for 30 yards as No. 5-ranked Anadarko rolled to a 32-7 win over No. 6 Berryhill in a Class 3A semifinal at Wantland Stadium.
Wilson, who had 369 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a quarterfinal win over Metro Christian, has rushed for 3,097 yards and 53 touchdowns - both tops in the state - this season for Anadarko (14-0), which will face No. 2 Cascia Hall next week in the Warriors' first-ever football state championship game.
Wilson has scored 59 touchdowns this season, breaking the state 11-man single-season record of 57, set by Vfastv Locust of Vian in 2005.
Berryhill (12-2) led 7-6 in the second quarter, but couldn't put together any sustained drives. Adam Dolan and Justin Tomlinson, who combined for 600 rushing yards in three previous playoff wins for the Chiefs, managed only 42 against Anadarko. Berryhill quarterback Zach Jackson completed 16 of 39 passes for 170 yards but threw three interceptions.
Anadarko fumbled five times, losing four, but the way Wilson was running, it didn't matter. His touchdowns came on runs on 23, 3, 47 and 70 yards and he had a 57-yard touchdown run nullified because of a penalty. Anadarko finished with 421 yards rushing and 508 yards of offense.
"The moves I do, I don't know how I do them. They just come," Wilson said. "When somebody hits me, I just spin off of them.
"This feels great just to make it to the championship game. That's all I can say."
A 29-yard run on a fake punt by Wilson keyed an 81-yard Anadarko touchdown drive in the first quarter. Kyle Bert caught a 3-yard scoring pass from Tyler Melton to put the Warriors up 6-0, but the conversion kick failed.
Bert fumbled a punt at his own 8 in the second quarter and Mason Million recovered for Berryhill. Two plays later, Justin Tomlinson scored on a 5-yard run and Justin Jackson's extra-point kick put the Chiefs ahead 7-6.
Anadarko immediately answered, starting at its own 46 after a botched onside-kickoff attempt by Berryhill. Wilson scored on a 23-yard run to make it 12-7 with 4:56 left before halftime.
Wilson scored from 3 yards out in the third quarter to make it 19-7.
An interception ended Berryhill's next drive and Wilson reeled off a 47-yard touchdown run with 1:06 left in the third quarter. His 70-yard score with 10:40 left ended all doubt.
ANADARKO 32, BERRYHILL 7
Berryhill 0 7 0 0 — 7
Anadarko 6 6 14 6 — 32
A: Bert 3 pass from Melton (kick failed)
B: Tomlinson 5 run (Jackson kick)
A: Wilson 23 run (run failed)
A: Wilson 3 run (Nation kick)
A: Wilson 47 run (Nation kick)
A: Wilson 70 run (kick failed)
Passing Yards|| 170||87|
Punts-Avg|| 5-38.4 || 2-31.5|
Fumbles-Lost ||2-0 || 5-4|
Penalties-Yards|| 7-51 || 6-45|
Original Print Headline: Chiefs can't slow Wilson or Anadarko