The Woodward News

October 5, 2013

Boomers impressive in dispatching Eagles


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — The Boomers served notice Friday night and early Saturday morning that they belong in the top 10 in Class 4A.

With their most dominating all-around performance in several seasons, the 9th-ranked Boomers routed Weatherford 34-0 in Eagle Stadium and set themselves up as a serious challenger for their first district championship since 1985.

Woodward kept pace with Clinton and Anadarko in District 4A-1 with a 2-0 league record. Clinton beat Elgin 35-7 and Anadarko raced past struggling Elk City 68-7 on Friday. Piedmont edged Cache 20-14 in the other district contest.

It just took the Boomers a few extra hours to get that 2-0 start.

In a game that began on Friday night and didn't ended until after 1 a.m. on Saturday the Boomers beat Weatherford for the first time since 2010.

After Woodward jumped out to a 14-0 lead and and was set to make it 21-0 early in the second period, storms delayed the game, and delayed the game, and delayed the game. . .   for 4 and a half hours.

It was an extraordinary delay even on a night where weather wrecked havoc on a number of games in western Oklahoma and even postponed a couple until Saturday.

When action finally resumed around midnight, the Boomers finished off their scoring drive in one play, then turned away a pair of Eagle threats late in the first half.

In the second half, the Boomers continued their domination, scoring on a pass from Kale Hixon to Kaleb Roach to make it 28-0, then adding a late score from Hixon to cap off a 91-yard drive in the fourth period.

Weatherford had a first down inside the Boomer 10 on three different occasions in the game but could not get any points on the board. The Eagles, who started the year in the top 10, fell to 1-3 on the season and 0-2 in the district.

Woodward recorded its first shutout of the year.

Now 4-1 overall, the Boomers host Elgin on Friday.