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Disidore, Walker Run Wild On Enid
10-20-17 by Jordan R. King
Senior Tyler Disidore ran into the end zone on Stillwater's first drive of the second quarter.

The Pioneers won a game of momentum swings 53-34 against Enid on Thursday night at D. Bruce Selby Stadium in 6AII-District 1 play.

Disidore's 4-yard run extended the lead to 20-0 and the Plainsmen could not overcome the deficit.

Disidore continued his success in the third quarter. On Stillwater's first drive after halftime, Disidore ran eight times for 32 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run to extend the Pioneers lead to 40-21.

On the score, Disidore lined up as the quarterback in the wildcat formation and ran out of the direct snap; he said has become more comfortable in the formation than he was when the Pioneers unveiled it against Lawton on Oct. 6.

"When we first started, it wasn't going too hot for me," Disidore said. "I dropped a lot of the snaps so we've been working on that.

"With all that work, it definitely paid off."

Freshman running back Qwontrel Walker, who passed 1,000 yards on the season, played the first two drives of the game and one drive that spanned the third and fourth quarters.

Walker ended the game with 169 yards, but sat most of the middle two quarters because coach Tucker Barnard said his staff wanted to get Walker rest.

Stillwater mistakes allowed Enid to keep it close.

The Plainsmen (3-5, 1-4 in district) scored on a 29-yard touchdown run from junior quarterback Mason Skrimager with 2:49 left in the third quarter. Enid got it back nine seconds later when quarterback Gunnar Gundy and Sean Preston could not make a clean hand off.

Enid's offense hit its stride in the second quarter, for it scored 21 points from the 7:54 mark before half. The scoring run included an onside kick recovery after Enid's kicker Creed Skidmore kicked the ball forward on the ground.

During the stretch, Skrimager had a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jerra Williams and a 32-yard touchdown to Ryan Stotts.

The Pioneers (7-1, 4-1) had success on fourth down, for they stopped Enid three times, including with 0:46 left in the third quarter when the Plainsmen were at the Stillwater 19.

Stillwater scored with 0:29 left when Enid was out of time outs; Barnard said he wanted to make sure it got the 15 district points, which could be important should the Pioneers finish tied with No. 2 Midwest City and No. 3 Lawton.

The Pioneers would have to win out for that to happen, for Midwest City beat Putnam City 32-14 and Lawton beat Choctaw 41-17.

Walker Reaches 1,000
Freshman running back Qwontrel Walker ran around the left edge of the line for 24 yards.

It wasn't his longest run of Stillwater's 53-34 win against Enid on Thursday night at D. Bruce Selby Stadium in 6AII-District 1 play, but it was the most significant.

The run put Walker over 1,000 yards on the season, something he said he would do this season.

"I've had a couple of good games," Walker said. "Now I got my 1,000 yards."

Walker said his new goal is 1,500 yards by the end of the season; he'll have two games plus playoffs to achieve that.

Walker's performance to achieve the mark was part of a Pioneers ground attack that the Plainsmen struggled to stop. Walker scored a touchdown on the first drive of the game on a 12-yard run.

Walker almost scored another touchdown on the next drive, but he fumbled into the end zone; junior right guard Samuel Smith fell on the ball to extend Stillwater's lead to 13-0.

"[The ball] popped out and I was like, 'Let me go ahead and pick this up,'" Smith said. "I couldn't believe I scored a touchdown."

Walker gained 110 yards on 11 carries on the first two drives of the game. He did not reenter until 0:46 left in the third quarter after Sean Preston and Gundy could not complete a clean hand off.

Walker ended the game with 169 yards.

Senior Tyler Disidore and Preston took over the running game for most of the game. Disidore ran for 55 yards and a touchdown on Stillwater's first possession of the second quarter.
Preston had 18 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter.

Senior wide receiver Garrett Leming got in on the ground success. He ran twice in a row as a quarterback and gained 21 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown run with 8:05 left in the third.
Leming said he thinks he has to improve his patience if he is going to play the position.

"I can get better at it," Leming said. "You watch Tyler and he's really good at it."
Leming and Disidore combined in the wildcat formation on Stillwater's last drive, which Disidore finished with a 5-yard touchdown run. It was Disidore's sixth touchdown in the past two weeks.

Coach Tucker Barnard said Leming is willing to do anything.
"His play speaks for itself," Barnard said. "He does everything on and off the field."

The Pioneers (7-1, 4-1) had four players score six rushing touchdowns; Stillwater had five in its previous game against Choctaw; Smith said the offensive line is hitting its stride.
"Mainly, we're communicating," Smith said.