Stillwater News Press

November 14, 2013

Van Dorn's running lifts Morrison to district title

By Andrew Glover
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Morrison Wildcats have established a strong football winning tradition with several great players. On Nov. 8, senior running back Scotty Van Dorn may have added his name to the Wildcats’ greats as his rushing performance helped Morrison win its first district title since 2007.

“We came out and did everything right,” Van Dorn said. “I hope it’s talked about for a little while. It was a great game.”

Against Kiefer, Van Dorn rushed for 304 yards with three rushes more than 50 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 32-6 victory. The senior running back took pretty much no credit for his performance.

“The line blocked great, they gave me holes to run through,” Van Dorn said. “It was all them, I was just running where they put the holes.”

All season, Van Dorn and sophomore quarterback Jordan Quinata have been the spark for the Wildcats offense. During the Nov. 8 game, except for a 67-yard touchdown run, Kiefer had Quinata contained. The senior running back didn’t feel that he was having to carry the team.

“I didn’t have to put anything on my shoulders,” Van Dorn said. “It was all (the line). If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have all those yards.”

Whether he takes credit for his running or not, coach Cory Bales said Van Dorn’s skill is greatly appreciated.

“He’s so elusive for no more than he weighs,” Bales said. “Breaking tackles and doing the things he does makes him a special player.”

Friday will start what Van Dorn and his teammates hope is a lengthy playoff run when they face Fairland at 7:30 p.m. in Morrison. The last time the Wildcats won district in 2007, they went on to win the state championship.

“We got a big game and we are going to prepare for it,” Van Dorn said. “Like every week, we come out prepared and ready to play.”

Honorable mentions

Gary Hunter, Coyle football

Dustin Padilla, Perry football

Hadley Bryan, Mulhall-Orlando basketball