Berryhill roars past Glenpool
BY KEVIN HENRY World Correspondent
Saturday, September 01, 2012
9/01/12 at 6:01 AM
BERRYHILL - Class 4A No. 7 Glenpool couldn't have scripted a better first quarter to open the season.
Leading 14-0 as the quarter ended, the Warrior offense was in high gear and hitting big plays.
Then Class 3A No. 2 Berryhill's defense awoke.
Berryhill allowed Glenpool just 44 yards of offense over the game's final three quarters and scored 20 unanswered points on its way to a 20-14 victory on Friday night at Berryhill Stadium.
"It was our first game, and our kids had to adjust," said Berryhill coach Pat Harper. "We tweaked a few things, and our kids responded to that. That's the sign of a good football team."
Glenpool logged 117 yards of offense on its first two possessions and seemed to be in early control, but Berryhill's defense quickly found its footing.
On Glenpool's remaining five possessions of the first half, the Warriors totaled just 20 yards, including an incredible drought in the second quarter that saw the Warriors post 0 yards and not account for a first down.
"That's a good football team that made some good adjustments," said Glenpool coach Steve Edwards. "Sometimes a team can score too early, and we started the game off great."
Glenpool scored on its opening possession, using a perfectly thrown pass from Jacob Ramos that hit Andre Seymore in stride down the left sideline. Seymore raced untouched for a 64-yard touchdown to give the Warriors a quick 7-0 lead.
Following a Berryhill punt, Glenpool scored again, using a 39-yard run up the middle by Parker West to stake the Warriors to a 14-0 lead with 5:20 left in the opening quarter.
As solid as Glenpool looked in the first period, Berryhill found its own brand of dominance in the second quarter. The Chiefs scored 17 unanswered points in the period, including Chad Dillard's 4-yard scoring run up the middle that gave Berryhill a 17-14 lead just 27 seconds before halftime.
Dillard finished with 48 yards on nine carries as part of a Berryhill ground attack that totaled 145 yards and was able to use up the game's final 4:24 with seven running plays that moved the ball to the Glenpool 21 as time expired.
Justin Dunn's 43-yard field goal with 4:58 remaining in the contest gave Berryhill a 20-14 lead and was the only scoring in the second half.
In Week 2, Berryhill travels to Webster while Glenpool hosts Cascia Hall.
BERRYHILL 20, GLENPOOL 14
G: Seymore 64 pass from Ramos (Meece kick)
G: West 39 run (Meece kick)
B: Smith 4 pass from Jackson (Dunn kick)
B: FG, Dunn 23
B: Dillard 4 run (Dunn kick)
B: FG, Dunn 41