West wins 75th All-State football game
BY Mike Brown World Sports Writer
Friday, July 27, 2012
The West gathered four first-half turnovers, scored touchdowns after three of them and never trailed, rolling to a 33-19 win over the East in the 75th All-State football game Friday night before about 5,500 spectators in Union-Tuttle Stadium.
Putnam City running back Casey Curtis scored two touchdowns and tallied a game-high 70 rushing yards on 11 carries. Yukon quarterback Corben Jones scored on a 1-yard run and threw 39 yards to Enid’s Mitchell Foote to set up another score.
The East’s top performer was Metro Christian quarterback Andrew Hearon. He totaled 153 passing yards, including a 65-yard scoring strike to Bristow’s Lexus Jackson.
The East trailed 26-7 at halftime, but rallied in the fourth quarter, closing the gap to 26-19 on a 1-yard run by Catoosa’s Cole Scheulen with 1:37 left.
But Zac Maynard of Davis covered the East’s onside kickoff by Booker T. Washington’s Tom Carwile, and the West was on the verge of running out the clock when the East called timeout with 10 seconds left. On the final play, Curtis raced around left end and went 24 yards for the final score.
The West won for the third straight year and pushed its lead in the series to 19-11-2. The first 43 All-State games used a North-South format.
The East's Cole Scheulen finds a hole between the West's Braylon Freeman (left) and Ricky Rodriquez during the All State football game Friday at Union-Tuttle Stadium. Michael Wyke/Tulsa World