The Woodward News


September 13, 2013

Boomers look for 2-0 start

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward heads north and west for its second contest of the young football season today.

The Boomers, coming off a dominating 47-7 win over El Reno a week ago, will face the Garden City, Kan. Buffaloes in a 7 p.m. contest at Buffalo Stadium.

Garden City is 0-1 after a 32-27 loss at Bixby a week ago.

The Boomers are looking to snap a 3-game losing skid to Garden City. Woodward's last win over the Kansas Class 6A school came in 2001 at Boomer Stadium when the Boomers started the season 3-0.

Since the series was resumed in 2010, Garden City has won all 3 matchups, though 2 of the games were battles, including last year's 18-7 Buffalo win.

This year, both teams are loaded with experienced players.

The Boomers returned all but a few players from last year's playoff team while Garden City will start several seniors on both sides of the ball.

Last week, the Boomers were close to perfect on offense, scoring on 7 straight possessions from the late first quarter through the third period.

Kale Hixon ran for 2 touchdowns and passed for 3 more, including a pair to sophomore Kade Marlatt. Hixon completed 13 of 15 passes for 167 yards in the game. Woodward got offensive production from just about every position.

The Boomers also pitched a shutout on defense with El Reno's only points coming on a game-opening kickoff return.

Garden City's defense was gashed for over 500 yards by a talented Bixby squad.

The Buffaloes, though have good speed at several positions. Sophomore Nalen Ricones and senior Dozie Ekweariri were the leading tacklers against Bixby.

The Boomer defense, which forced 5 turnovers last week, will face a test from Garden City quarterback Grayson Tempel who rushed for 212 yards and 4 touchdowns against Bixby while also throwing for another 183 yards.

The Buffaloes, though, turned the ball over 4 times in the game, including a pair of interceptions by Tempel, who threw the ball 36 times.

Garden City will start an offensive front where the smallest lineman is 230 pounds.

Text Only
  • Traveler Majors take regional opener

    ALVA - The Traveler Majors continued their strong Connie Mack playoff showing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • web1.jpg Travelers win Connie Mack state championship

    Down 2-0 and down to their final three outs, the Traveler Majors delivered a championship rally in the seventh inning Sunday.

    July 20, 2014 9 Photos

  • Traveler Majors in Connie Mack Finals

    ENID - The Traveler Majors are one win away from their second Connie Mack State Tournament championship in three years.

    July 20, 2014

  • Majors win Connie Mack Opener

    ENID – Brett Lorah allowed two hits over 6.1 innings and Jesus Gamez shut down a threat in the seventh as the Travelers beat Southmoore 3-0 in the Connie Mack State Tournament on Wednesday.

    July 18, 2014

  • State tourney field set

    Fuller Park will be the host site for the OK Kids Minors (15-under) State Baseball Tournament Tuesday through Saturday.

    July 15, 2014

  • Majors finish second in festival

    After a second place finish in the Woodward Festival on Sunday, the Traveler Majors will go to Enid this week for the Connie Mack State Tournament.

    July 15, 2014

  • Traveler Festival continues

    The Traveler Minors finished the preliminary rounds of the Woodward Festival with a 2-2 record after dropping a 10-1 decision to the Oklahoma Tribe at Fuller Park Saturday morning.

    July 15, 2014

  • It's Rodeo Week

    There are big events and there are Big events.
    Then, you have the BIG event.
    It's year 84 for the Woodward Elks Rodeo, one of the major summer stops along the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Circuit.

    July 13, 2014

  • LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

    July 11, 2014

  • USGA lauds Oak Tree National, Edmond community

    The United States Golf Association was born in New York City in December of 1894 with the purpose of executing national golf championships.

    July 10, 2014