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Jackets, Perry split JH games

September 16, 2020 - 00:00
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Kingfisher’s seventh grade football team grabbed its first win of the season last Thursday.

The Jackets pitched a shutout on the road to beat Perry 20-0.

The Jhett Birdwell to Jackson Willbanks connection proved to be a valuable one for the Jackets.

The two combined for all three Kingfisher touchdowns.

The first was a 30-yard pass play in the first quarter that saw the team take an 8-0 lead after Julian Orozco’s conversion run.

They later got together on TD plays of 20 and 38 yards.

Coaches Doug Jech and Fay Barnett said Andrew Hine, Cale Reagan and Orozco joined Birdwell and Willbanks in having standout games.

The seventh grade was 1-1 after the win.

Maroons hold off 8th grade, 20-14

The eighth grade fell just shy of making it a sweep as Perry emerged 22-14.

“It was a tough, physical game,” said Jech after the group dropped to 1-1.

After taking a 7-0 lead, Kingfisher fell behind the Maroons 20-7.

They cut it to a score when Paytun Burnham found Lucas Conrady from 30 yards out.

Conrady added the extra-point, but Kingfi sher couldn’t fi nd the end zone again.

The duo had previously connected on a 24-yard touchdown.

Other standouts included Riker Long, Luke Strickland, Will Mercer, Mason Alig and Landon Rempe, coaches said.