Pioneers Roll In Seniors' Last Home Game
It was senior night in Stillwater as the Stillwater Pioneers defeated the Enid Plainsmen 43-27.
The start of the game did not have a promising start to it for the Pioneers. The Plainsmen were able to convert long third downs to
keep the drive alive and looked like it would be only a matter of time until they scored. But the drive stalled in the red zone and
the Pioneers defense kept it to a field goal.
The Pioneers then went on to score touchdowns on all four drives of the half. The scores came with two on the ground and two
from the air. Quarterback John Littell only had one incompletion and had 116 yards. All this while possessing the ball for just
under seven minutes for the half.
The defense was able to get pressure and stop the run. There were some holes in the secondary but the defense was able to
choke up when the Plainsmen got too close.
Just before the first half was over, King Williams ran for a 56-yard touchdown run with four seconds left to put the Pioneers up
29-6 at halftime.
The Plainsmen came out strong in the second half, stopping Stillwater's offense twice and cutting the lead to nine with its precise
short passing game and rushing attack with more than three minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.
Just when it looked like Stillwater was about to lose its hold on the game, it answered with a quick drive before the quarter was
up with a 14-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Jordan Brown.
The play that put the game out of reach was the 71-yard touchdown run by Littell in the fourth quarter that put the score at 43-20
and the Plainsmen could never come back.
The Pioneers finished with three runners having more than 100 yards rushing in Williams, Cameron Mayberry and Littell. Littell
finished with three passing touchdowns and the final rushing touchdown for the game.
Littell was grateful for the win and was glad it came on senior night. "It's unbelievable," Littell said. "I mean we've been working so
hard for so long. We had some things that didn't go our way but it's such a great feeling being out here with all of the seniors."
Williams shared the sentiment of how important it was to win on senior night. "Man, it's the best feeling in the world," Williams
said. "It means a lot.
Coach Tucker Barnard was surprised by the amount of success his team had on the ground.
"I'll be honest with you," Barnard said. "I don't think we thought we were going to be able to run the ball that successfully or at
that level. I think it's about our attitude."
With the last game of the season coming next week in Owasso, the Pioneers have hopefully started playing like the team it
thought it would be this season to finish strong.
11-2-13 by Jordan Neal
- Final home game of the season
- Senior night (8 seniors)
- Only wins have come at home this season
- 1st quarter
- Stillwater scores 1st touchdown on 32 yard slant play and then converts on the 2 point conversion
- 2nd quarter
- Mayberry with 3 rushes over 10 yards and a touchdown
- Brandon Prather catches a 24 yard pass for a touchdown
- Littell with 2 TD passes before halftime
- King Williams with 56 yard touchdown run with 4.5 seconds left in before halftime
- Stillwater with 4 scoring drives over 60 yards
- Mayberry and Williams combine for over 100 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns in the first half
- Stillwater lead 29-6 at halftime
- Enid completed a 44 yard pass for their first touchdown of the game
- Enid scores on first 2 drives after halftime
- Enid 2 of 4 on fourth downs
- Littell had 4 total touchdowns, including a 71 run
- Stillwater gets their second win of the season
- Highest scoring game of the season for the Pioneers (43 points)
- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Matt Holliday, made an appearance at the game tonight along with OSU head
baseball coach, Josh Holliday