Pioneers Pound Eagles On Way To Playoffs
In the time it took Stillwater to dispose of Lawton Eisenhower, a couple new pages in the school record book had to be updated.
The Pioneers took care of the Eagles in a shootout, winning by a score of 70-41. The 70 points were a school record.
The game was actually much closer than the final score suggests, with the Eagles within two touchdowns length for most of the
game. A second half surge propelled the Pioneers to victory and helped them clinch a spot in the state playoffs.
In the process, Cameron Mayberry broke Stillwater's single-season rushing record-previously set by himself-as he recorded 248
yards on the ground.
"A lot of big plays running the football," Mayberry said of his performance. "Just blocked well, executed well. It was a great
"To just line up and run the ball like we do, I'm not sure we've done it better," coach Tucker Barnard said.
It is only appropriate that three seniors who are essential to the Pioneers' offense, Marlon McDonald (5TDs), Mayberry (3 TDs),
and Brandon Prather (3 TDs) all had outstanding performances on Senior Night.
Until this season, it was a rough go for this class, which had to endure losses aplenty. This entire season, especially tonight,
gave all of them something to remember. Having reached the playoffs for the first time, they hope they are not done yet.
"Couldn't ask for a better senior class," McDonald said. "Couldn't ask for a better senior night. Knowing that it was my last night
playing on this field made it really special. I'm very proud of my boys in gray."
"It was a pretty good senior night," Prather said. Three touchdown passes and I don't know how many yards (208) but I really
loved tonight. Sharing it with all the seniors and friends I have out here. It was fun."
Even Barnard can't help but gush over what this means to the seniors.
"This senior class has always won," Barnard said. "All the way back to youth league football. We knew we had the pieces in
place. It was just a matter of responsibilities and discipline and focus on doing a job. I'm just happy for them and proud of what
The Pioneers will take their momentum into the state playoffs when they play at Bixby on Friday at 7:30.
11-10-14 by Chandler Vessels