SHS Can Put Up Points Rushing Or Passing
9-30-17 by Seth McCaskill
One week it's the run game.
The next it's the passing game.
Stillwater can roll up points either way.
The Pioneers had a punishing running attack in defeating Putnam City West 49-7 on Friday at
Pioneer Stadium during homecoming.
With Qwontrel Walker rushing for 242 yards and two touchdowns, the Pioneers shifted
strategy from last week. The Pioneers finished 269 yards rushing.
Last week, Gunnar Gundy passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-21 at Deer
Creek. The potent offense has helped Stillwater to a 5-0 start, including 2-0 in District 6AI-I.
Coach Tucker Barnard said he thinks the offensive balance has been the main reason the
Pioneers have been able to score so easily.
"I think it's just the ability to do multiple things, I mean, you know last week we did it mostly
through the air, and this week it was mostly running," Barnard said. "I think it's just an ability
our players are giving us right now to do multiple things."
Senior offensive guard Stone Mesa said their preparation in practice is another key aspect to
their success, and he said he is confident this scoring can continue.
"I think we can continue scoring like that," Mesa said. "What contributes to it? Just our work
in practice, just taking it serious and just doing the same thing over and over."
Tyler Disidore, a senior linebacker/running back, also got in on the action with two rushing
touchdowns. He said balance is the most important key to their offensive success, and that
quality has been lacking recently.
"I think, us being able to pass the ball and run the ball," Disidore said. "You know, previous
years we've been nothing but a running team, so I think, that we get to pass the ball now, it's
throwing off a lot of teams, they don't know how to cover it."