Luverne dominates Oakman; moves to quarterfinals
Published 1:19 am Saturday, November 16, 2013
By Jim Majors
Luverne coach Mike Dubose called Friday’s win “a great win for the second round.”
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The Oakman Wildcats received the ball to start the first half of the second round game of the playoffs.
As the game got under way, it started out as a strong defensive battle.
The Luverne Tigers made the first touchdown late in the first quarter on a 32-yard pass from Kenterius Womack to Quez Watkins and the PAT good by Jon Haden Sanders with 2:51 left in the opening quarter, putting the Tigers up 7-0.
With 1:18 left in the first half, Womack hit Preston Sankey for a 35-yard TD pass and Sanders hit the uprights putting his team up 14-0.
The Tigers received the ball to start the second half of play.
Luverne struck immediately with a pass to Marcel McMillian for the touchdown.
Sanders hit the PAT, with 11:15 to go in the third quarter, putting the Tigers up 21-0.
The Wildcats turned the ball over on downs on its next possession.
An 86-yard Womack pass to Watkins was good for another Tiger TD and the PAT is good, giving Luverne a 28-0 lead with 6:36 left in the third.
When Luverne got the ball back, Preston Sankey ran 69 yards to score and with another Sanders good PAT the score climbed to 35-0 with 3:13 left in the third. Oakman continued to struggle and turned the ball over on downs.
Womack ran 46 yards on a quarterback keeper to score the next TD and a good PAT by Sanders makes the score 42-0 with 9:49 left in the game.
The Tigers recovered an onside kick and on the next play, Jonathan Chambers ran the ball 44 yards for the touchdown with 9:30 left in the fourth, making the score 48-0.
After the kick off Oakman scored a TD and the extra point with 8:25 left in the game, making the score 48-7. Luverne had to put on its next possession.
The Wildcats’ QB completed a pass for a touchdown and PAT was good for the final score of the game, 48-14.
Dubose said, “it was an exciting win and as a coach you always want to do better. The team executed big plays at crucial times. This was a great win for the second round.”
Luverne will play host to Sweet Water in the quarterfinals of the AHSAA playoffs next week.