Woodward, Okla. —
Laverne and Sharon-Mutual won their high-profile season openers on Friday night and the Mooreland Bearcats also started the seasons with a solid outing.
Laverne led Shattuck just 14-12 at halftime, before pulling away to a 44-18 win. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in Class B while Shattuck has won 7 Class C state championships over the past 11 years.
Sharon-Mutual, ranked as one of the top 3 or 4 teams in Class C, trailed Seiling 14-8 after one quarter, but got things going in the second and third periods to pull away 46-20.
And Mooreland handled Sayre 27-6, its second straight opening night win over the Eagles.
Beaver also got a nice win on opening night, beating Stanton County, Kan., 19-0 on the road.
Laverne 44, Shattuck 18
A 2-point conversion was all that separated the teams at intermission, but Laverne controlled the final 2 quarters, outscoring Shattuck 30-8.
The Tigers had 450 yards in total offense and scored on a number of big plays.
Senior running back Trevor Harris had touchdowns of 41, 37, 66 and 80 yards on the ground and also caught a 69-yard scoring toss from Tucker Rolf.
Dalton Birch had a 74-yard scoring run.
Shattuck's scores came on a 12-yard pass from Beau Srader to Braxton Bruce, a 3-yard pass from Srader to Trevor Carpenter and a 1-yard run by Skyler Pshigoda.
The Indians were able to move the ball, compiling 265 yards in total offense.
Sharon-Mutual 46, Seiling 20
After several lead exchanges in the first half, Sharon-Mutual, semifinalists in Class C the past 2 years, pulled away.
Seiling, though, score first on a 25-yard interception return by Britt Shuck.
Sharon-Mutual answered with a 3-yard run from Konner Harris and conversion by Justin Custar to go up 8-6,
Cam Turner caught a 35-yard pass from Shuck and Bart Miller got the conversion as the Wildcats regained a 14-8 lead.
Cooper Free's 10-yard run tied the game.
Seiling again went ahead on a 22-yard by Chris Buckmiller.
But the Wildcats couldn't keep up the scoring pace.
Custar's 32-yard run and Free's conversion made it 22-20 Sharon-Mutual. Custar scored again and Harris converted for a 30-20 halftime lead.
Free and Custar had scoring runs in the second half.
Sharon-Mutual took advantage of its powerful offensive line to pile up 425 of its 445 total yards on the ground.
Most of Seiling's success came in the passing game where the Wildcats had 279 yards.