Pioneers Continue Hot Start Over Struggling Generals
The Stillwater Pioneers' defense started off dominantly as they forced a three-and-out on the first drive of the game on Friday
night against the U.S. Grant Generals.
The ensuing punt was blocked by Quan Malveaux and recovered by Marlon McDonald to give the Pioneer offense great field
position. Cameron Mayberry punched the ball into the end zone on a 4-yard run as the Pioneers went up 7-0.
The Generals' next punt was once again blocked as the Pioneers were handed another short field. Senior Brandon Prather
capitalized on the short field scoring on a 34-yard run, giving the Pioneers a 14-0 lead. U.S. Grant's woes continued as Henry
Boone striped the ball on the kickoff and returned it for a Pioneer touchdown. The Pioneers' domination pursued as Jordan Brown
scored on a spectacular 66-yard run to increase their lead to 28-0.
Stillwater's only score of the second quarter came with 7:45 left as Zach Bryant drilled a 39-yard field goal to put the Pioneers up
31-0. U.S. Grant responded late in the quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run. A failed two-point conversion attempt made the score
After a slow start to the second half, Stillwater got things going again when Davion Christopher exploded on a 72-yard touchdown
run with 7:54 left in the third quarter. Stillwater's PAT attempt was no good as the Pioneers went up 37-6. On the next Pioneer
drive, Connor Wilcoxen scored on yet another Pioneer rushing touchdown. The PAT attempt was once again squandered as the
Pioneers' lead increased to 43-6.
Stillwater and U.S. Grant failed to put any points up on the board in the final quarter of play.
The final whistle blew and the Pioneers emerged victorious by the score of 43-6. Stillwater's running game continued to thrive as
the Pioneers rushed for 384 yards, racked up 427 total offensive yards and held the Generals to only 121 yards of total offense.
The Pioneers are firing on all cylinders, winning their fourth game in a row. Stillwater looks to continue its perfection in their
homecoming game next Friday against the Midwest City Bombers.
9-27-14 by Brandon Cavazos