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Wildcat Formation Lifts Pioneers
10-30-17 by Darnell Pointer
The wildcat formation helped Stillwater win a wild game.
Two seniors led the wildcat on Senior Night as Stillwater defeated Putnam City 39-32 on Friday at Pioneer Stadium in a District 6A-II game.

Seniors Garrett Leming and Tyler Disidore combined for 239 yards rushing and four touchdowns to lead the Pioneers, who shifted to the wildcat in the second quarter.

With the Pioneers trailing 12-10 in the second quarter, Disidore helped shift momentum when he sacked Amareion Newsome, forcing a fumble the Pioneers recovered on the Pirates' 37.
On the next play, Leming went in at quarterback and ran the ball for 16 yards in the wildcat formation. Leming then scored a 1-yard touchdown and the two-point conversion with 3:23 in the second quarter to tie the game at 18.

"This is potentially our last game on the field," Leming said "Our guys went out and played like it's our last game on this field, and I think that boosted us in this win tonight."

It was then Disidore's turn at quarterback on the Pioneers next drive. Disidore broke a few tackles then scored on a 30-yard run to make it 25-25 going into halftime.

The Pirates scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 32. Disidore was back in at wildcat and helped the team with the victory. On the final drive, Disidore rushed for 39 yards, including the 6-yard winning touchdown with 3:27 left. Disidore finished with 113 yards and three touchdowns.

Sophomore quarterback Gunnar Gundy was fine stepping aside when the running game got rolling.

"I didn't mind taking a step back because if it ain't broke don't fix it and the wildcat helped us out because it eventually opened up the passing game," Gundy said.

Depending on what happens next week, the Pioneers (8-1 overall, 5-1 district) might not have a home playoff game, meaning Friday night might have been the seniors' last time at Pioneer Stadium.

"Senior Night is special for the seniors," coach Tucker Barnard said, "You hear them chanting 'undefeated at home' and you have seniors crying because this is special to them."