BTW pulls away to beat Stillwater 41-22
BY ZAK PATTERSON World Correspondent
Saturday, October 06, 2012
10/06/12 at 6:58 AM
Booker T. Washington sophomore running back Deonte Owens ran for 176 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries as Booker T. Washington defeated Stillwater 41-22 in a homecoming game at S.E. Williams Stadium.
Owens was filling in for the injured Ron Goudeau and helped the Hornets improve to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in District 6A-1.
"It was a great effort from him, especially being able to carry the ball that many times," Booker T. Washington coach Marvin Dantzler said. "It was especially big from him backing up Ron, and that's what you need sometimes, guys to step up and play big."
The Pioneers (3-3, 1-2) seized the momentum early on, with a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown by senior Garrett McBroom to make it 7-0. Stillwater looked to build its lead, moving the ball right down the field once again.
A 31-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Taggart Brown to Spencer Parsons set up a first and goal at the 1-yard line. After a penalty and a sack, the Pioneers were forced to kick a field goal. The field goal was blocked by Booker T. Washington's Melvin Gilliam and returned 65 yards by Trey Jones.
After the block, the Hornets took control. A two-play drive resulted in a 35-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Bennett White to Isaiah Washington with 4:45 remaining in the first quarter. After a 40-yard White touchdown pass to Keenan Reed on the first play of the second quarter, the Hornets gained a 14-7 lead and never looked back.
Stillwater was without its starting sophomore quarterback Braxton Noble, who injured his left shoulder late in the loss last week to Union.
Brown started in his place and struggled for the majority of the game. He went 8-of-24 passing for 189 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
The highlight of his performance was a 64-yard touchdown connection to sophomore wide receiver Brandon Prather in the third quarter.
White was off and on all night for the Hornets, and while he threw three first-half touchdowns, he also threw three first-half interceptions. He finished with 199 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions.
The Pioneers cut the Hornet lead to 2 with 2:41 remaining in the third quarter, but Booker T. Washington ended the quarter with a bang.
The Hornets answered the Pioneers' score with a five-play, 80-yard touchdown drive capped off by a 45-yard touchdown pass from White to Tarik Brantley with 19 seconds left in the quarter.
Then, on Stillwater's first play of the following possession, Booker T. Washington's James Caglione scooped up a fumble and took it 55 yards to the end zone to make it 34-19 as time expired in the quarter.
"I thought we had a really good game plan tonight," Dantzler said. "We knew coming in that we controlled our own fate not only for the playoffs, but district-wise as well. If we win out, we win the district. So we just figure we don't need any help from anybody else. We just need to understand the importance of each game."
Stillwater has its own homecoming next week against Bartlesville and BTW travels to Owasso.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 41, STILLWATER 22
|Booker T. Washington
S: McBroom 65 int. return (Barbosa kick)
B: Washington 35 pass from White (Beasley kick)
B: Reed 40 pass from White (Beasley kick)
S: Neal 23 run (kick failed)
B: Bradford 5 pass from White (Beasley kick)
S: Prather 64 pass from Brown (pass failed)
B: Brantley 45 pass from White (pass failed)
B: Caglione 55 fumble return (Beasley kick)
S: FG Barbosa 36
B: Owens 23 run (Beasley kick)
Original Print Headline: BTW pulls away to beat Stillwater