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Thursday, September 22, 2011 By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor Perkins-Tryon's "second season" begins this week as the task of defending its District 3A-4 championship begins. The Demons travel to Bethel for a 7:30 p.m. contest to begin the district slate. The game will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show starting at 7 p.m. P-T enters the game with a 2-1 record following last week's 30-22 win over the Cushing Tigers. Bethel owns an unblemished 3-0 mark after last week's win at Madill. Last year, the Demons rallied in the second half with 15 unanswered points to upend the Wildcats 21-7 at McIlvain Field. First half penalties and turnovers kept P-T from Rally, special ..... teams play establishing any offensive consistency. Bethel swept its non-district schedule with wins over McLoud, Bridge Creek, and Madill. "They are big and physical and strong and this will be a tough district opener especially with it being at their place," said P-T head coach Lloyd Wertman earlier this week• Offensively, Bethel will use a variety of formations but the running game centers round tailback Kazhir Cooper. Quarterback Tyler Hughes has shown some consistency with the passing game and is also a good runner. He will have a variety of receivers to throw the ball to in passing situations led by flanker Tyler Rose. Bethel will be like most other defenses the Demons have faced. Expect the Wildcats to crowd the line of scrim- e mage with hopes of trying to curtail the P-T running game. Bethel has been shown to use a 5-2, 4-4, and 6-2 forma- tions. Probably in passing situations, it could change to a 4-2-5 for an extra defender in the secondary. P-T's offense seems to be getting more on track in the past two week. The implementation of the shotgun forma- tion in passing situations has allowed quarterback Travis Battles a bit more time to find his open receivers. Battles has already thrown for 475 yards and has completed 64 percent of his passes. Wertman said the shotgun is just one of the "package deals" in the Demons' offensive scheme. "It's not a wholesale change but for the most part its See 'SECOND SEASON' Page B4 e e Thursday, Sept. 22 • P-T 7th-gth football at Cushing, 5 p.m. • Ripley HS baseball at Class A district tournament at Dale. Friday, Sept. 23 • P-THS football at Bethel, 7:30 p.m. Game broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with pregame show at 7 p.m. • Stillwater HS football hosts Sand Springs, 7:30 p.m. Game broadcast on KVRO 101.1 FM with the pregame show at 7 p.m, • Agra HS football at Summit Christian, 7:30 p.m. • Coyle HS football at Southwest Covenant, 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 • Perkins Bandits football at Blackwell: 3rd grade, 1:15 p.m.; 4t" grade, 2:30 p.m.; 5th grade, 4 p.m.; 6• grade, 5:30 p.m. • OSU football at-Texas A&M, TBA. Monday, Sept. 26 • P-THS JV football at Prague, 6 p.m. • Stillwater HS JV football at Sand Springs, 6 p.m. • Agra JH/JV football hosts Depew, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 • Coyle JH football hosts Pretty Water, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 • P-T 7 -9 football hosts Kingfisher, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 • P-THS football hosts Little Axe, 7:30 p.m. Game broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with pregame show at 7p.m. • Stillwater HS football at Bixby, 7:30 p.m. Game broadcast on KVRO 101.1 FM with the pregame show at 7 p.m. • Agra HS football hosts Welch, 7:30 p.m. • Carey HS football hosts Southwest Covenant, 7,:30 p.m. • Coyle HS football hosts Deer Creek/Lament, 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 • Perkins Bandits hosts Sperry: 3rd grade, 1:15 p.m.; 4 grade, 2:30 p.m.; 5th grade, 4 p.m.; 6 grade, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 • P-THS JV football at Jones, 6 p.m. • Stillwater HS JV football hosts Bixby, 6 p.m. • Agra JH/JV football at Prue, 5:30 p.m. • Coyle JH football hosts Southwest Covenant, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 - P-T 7th-9th football at Jones, 5 p.m. lifts Demons By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor A 24-point surge and some nifty play on special teams enabled the Perkins- Tryon Demons to gain a 30-22 win over the Cush- ing Tigers in this year's edition of the "Highway 33 Rivalry" Friday night at McIlvain Field. The win gives the Demons a 2-1 record as the non-district portion of the schedule concludes. P-T will begin District 3A-4 action Friday night at Bethel with the kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats will enter the con- test with an unblemished 3- 0 record. This was also the Demons' first straight win over Cushing. The series will take on a new mean- ing next season as both teams will be on the same Class 3A district in 2012. That game is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18. "It was a heck of a game between two teams who played real hard," said head coach Lloyd Wertman afterward. "But I didn't like that we had 132 Sophomore halfback Tyler Taft (27) follows the blocking of his linemen Cody Krug (50) and Chance Bunch (2) for a nice gain during Friday night's clash with the Cushing Tigers at Mcllvain Field. Taft was the Demons' leading rusher with 89 yards on 14 carries and he scored one touchdown. P-T gained a 30-22 win. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick yards in penalties but we yard catch and run with 7: on fourth down and one. Murray went 3-for-3 pass- still persevered." 03 left in the first quarter. Sam Kinzie's extra point ing for 48 of the drive's 55 P-T wasted little time P-T had converted on the kick missed its mark for a yards. It was capped by getting the first score, which first of three fourth down 6-0 lead. six-yard touchdown run by came on the Demons' first conversions that kept the Cushing responded withDawson Myers. The extra drive. Quarterback Travis drive alive when fullback two straight scores. The first point kick gave CHS a 7-6 Battles hit receiver Shane Justin Adkism plowed his came on the ensuing drive Taft on stride for a 72- way for a four-yard run when quarterback Blake See DEMONS Page B4 DAVENPORT- Sched- P-T tookan early lead lived 3-0 lead with the runs ule-wise, it was a long day when Jessica Howard sin- in the top of the second for the Perkins-Tryon Lady gled and accounted for two inning. PC-H counted with Demons at last weekend's runs batted in. She had one three in the bottom of the tournament in Davenport. of the team's two hits. P-T frame. P-T added its final P-T went 1-2 on the first left seven runners stranded run in the top of the third day of the event last Thurs- on base. while Pond Creek notched day and was eliminated. But The hits came frequently three more in the bottom of it was when P-T played that in the win over Prague later the third for the winning could have been frustrating, in the day. margin. The Lady Demons played Leann Dotter and LaceyDotter led the way at the one of the first games of the Shipp each had three hits. plate with two singles and day at 9 a.m. and suffered Dotter also notched three a double to account for two a 3-2 loss to Okemah. After RBIs and Shipp talliedRBIs. Martin, Howard and going back to school, P-T two. Foster each hit a single and came back for a4:30 game Hanna Runner followed double. Foster also notched with Prague and gained with two singles whileanRBI. a 6-1 triumph. P-T then Kalyn Littau, McKenzieP-T dropped an 11-3 played in the final game Martin, Jessica Foster, and decision at Dale last Tues- of the night and dropped a Carly Winn each clubbed a day. 6-4 decision to Pond Creek- single. The Lady Demons took Hunter. Against Pond Creek- an early 2-0 lead with both Against Okemah, the Hunter, P-T left 10 runners runs in the top of the first Lady Panthers rallied in the on base in the loss. The last inning for the win. Lady Demons took a short- See SOFTBALL Page BX Senior catcher Kalyn Littau avoids being hit by a pitch during last Monday's game with Holdenville here as part of 'Win-Win Week" activities. The Lady Demons dropped a disappointing 2-1 decision to Holdenville but coasted past Morrison 6-1 in the first game of the triangular. Players and coaches wore special shirts to to honor cancer victims and survivors. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick ,1