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September 8, 2012

Yale High School pounds Wellston in delayed game

WELLSTON, Okla. — After struggling to execute offensively last week, the Yale Bulldogs didn’t have much trouble as it routed Wellston 44-7 Saturday in Wellston.

“Both fullbacks Shane Slavens and Monty Wiseley ran well,” coach Craig Ellis said. “Our quarterback was able to scramble for several yards and ran the veer well.”

The game was originally scheduled for Friday but too much lightning postponed it. Ellis said though the offense played better there was still some things to work on.

“We had a few penalties stop our offense,” Ellis said. “We had a few that kept their offense going. They got in the red zone and scored. We still got some little things we need to work on.”

Yale visits Mounds on Friday.

Coyle 22, Woodland 16

The Coyle Bluejackets (1-1, 1-0) spent most of their practice last week not focusing too much on Class B No. 1 Woodland (0-1, 0-1) but on limiting their mistakes.

“We went in not knowing much about Woodland,” coach Shane Weathers said. “I knew coach Joe Sindelar when he was coaching eight-man ball at Morrison. We wanted to make up for the mistakes we made last week. We shored up a lot of that.”

Weathers said Woodland concentrated on the outside defensively.

“Ryan (Weathers) was able to scramble up the middle and gain several yards,” Weathers said.

The coach said his team’s unity helped win the game.

“We were sticking together,” Weathers said. “We had opportunities to fall apart. We just took it one play at a time and played ball control. We kept getting one first down after another.”

The victory ties Coyle for first in District 3 of Class B. It faces Rejoice Christian which beat Welch 42-0 at Langston University.

“It’s a big game next week,” Weathers said. “We’ve seen them on film and they are pretty good. We have to have our defensive line get after the quarterback and our defensive backs understand the scheme.”

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