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November 10, 2012

Season comes to an end for four area football teams

COYLE, Okla. — One of the cruelties of single-elimination playoffs is there is no second chances. Friday, the Coyle Bluejackets experienced that hard truth as they lost to Keota 52-42 in Langston.

“It was a nice season,” Coyle coach Shane Weathers said. “It was a sad ending for our seniors.”

Weathers said his team struck quickly but second quarter turnovers put his team in a hole.

“They put 30 points on the board,” Weathers said. “Our guys did a good job of coming back in the second half. We got within eight at one point in the second half.”

The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak and ended the careers of Coyle’s 10 seniors. Weathers said though they are losing a lot of experience his team still has a lot returning.

“We had a young class that played a lot because we were up in a lot of games,” Weathers said. “So we are going to be all right next year.”

Friday was also the final game the Bluejackets (8-3) played at Langston University. In 2013 they will play on their new field in Coyle.

“It’s really exciting,” Weathers said.

Yale hopes to take the next step in 2013

The Warner Eagles proved to be too much for the Bulldogs on Friday, in a 40-6 victory.

“They were pretty good,” Yale coach Craig Ellis said. “They were a little more physical than we thought. They didn’t make any mistakes and executed really well.”

Yale scored in the first quarter but Warner scored twice to hold a 12-6 lead after the first. In the second, the Eagles added two more scores to push their lead to 26-6 at halftime.

“At times we did pretty good,” Ellis said. “We moved the ball and got a score. Then we had drives stall after we gained a couple of first downs. We got down to the 20 a few times. On defense, we would get a few stops but a big play would hit us just right.”

The Bulldogs (6-5) graduate six, including three starting offensive linemen. Ellis said they have a lot of experience coming back.

“We have a lot of juniors coming back,” Ellis said. “Hopefully we can take it a level higher. Two years ago we made the playoffs at 4-7. This year we had a winning record for the first time in a long time.”

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