Woodward, Okla. —
Laverne and Sharon-Mutual continued their perfect campaigns with victories Friday in week 8 of the high school football season.
Laverne had little trouble in beating Merritt 46-0 in a game that ended early in the third period.
Sharon-Mutual, though, had one of its toughest tests of the season, rallying from a halftime deficit to win 34-22 at Balko.
Here is a roundup of area action on Friday.
Laverne 46, Merritt 0
Tucker Rolf hit Dalton Birch for a 30-yard touchdown pass just 2 minutes into the game to start a 24-point first quarter that pretty much decided the issue.
Rolf scored twice in the quarter on runs of 30 and 4 yards.
In the second quarter, Birch scored on a 57-yard pass from Rolf and Trevor Harris got free on a 35-yard touchdown run.
The final score came on a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Lane Fanning at the 10:42 mark of the third quarter.
The Tigers rolled up over 400 yards in offense. Merritt had 76 total yards.
Both teams had a touchdown wiped out by a holding penalty.
Sharon-Mutual 34, Balko 22
The Trojans trailed Balko 8-6 at halftime, but scored on every possession in the second half to win the game.
Jordan Busch scored Dakota Jackson got the conversion for an 8-0 Balko lead in the second quarter.
The Trojans answered on a 10-yard run by Cooper Free, but missed the conversion.
Justin Custar's 30-yard run in the third period gave the Trojans the lead for good. Free scored from the one to make it 20-8 early in the fourth quarter.
Balko answered with a 1-yard run from Busch, but the Trojans came right back on Free's 20-yard run.
Grady Frantz scored to cut the Sharon-Mutual lead to 28-22, but Free added a late score for the final margin.
Sharon-Mutual's powerful rushing attack rolled up 386 yards not the night and the Trojans were able to control the clock in the second half.
Sharon-Mutual is tied for the top in District C-1 with Shattuck, a 54-8 winner over Goodwell on Thursday night.
Pond Creek-Hunter 40, Seiling 14
The Panthers kept pace with Laverne by defeating Seiling 40-16.
Pond Creek-Hunter improved to 8-0 as Trent Grimes and Harley Comeau each scored 2 touchdowns.
Seiling scored all of its points in the fourth period.
Okeene 49, Beaver 14
Okeene stayed unbeaten in District A-1 play, pulling away from the Dusters after an even first period.
Each team scored in the first quarter, but Okeene opened the gap with a 14-point second period and controlled the second half.
Scott Dobrinski ran for 2 touchdowns and threw for 3 more to lead the Whippets, now 7-1 on the season.
Dillon Cain and Harley Skaggs had scores for the Dusters, who lost their seventh consecutive game.
Fairview 21, Texhoma 14
The Yellowjackets won the thriller of the night in 2 overtimes.
Joel Kliewer's 2-yard run in the second extra period and the conversion by Brett Fast gave the Yellowjackets the lead, then the defense stopped Texhoma's possession with a fourth down sack.
Fairview had a chance to win in the first overtime but missed a field goal.
The game was tied 7-7 at halftime, then Texhoma took the lead in the fourth period on a 38-yard by Jacob Test. Fairview answered and finished off a long drive with a 4-yard run by Kliewer.
In some other games, Mooreland defeated Hooker 23-17 and Waynoka downed Tyrone 24-14. Also Boise City beat the Oklahoma City Patriots 70-32 in a game that was played at Boomer Stadium in order to cut down travel for both teams.