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L al Sports edge Demons in distrfct clash Lomenick Sports Editor 2A-4 Cinderella Lions is still its time at the ball 7-6 win over the with a Luther loss, alone at the top of standings entering slate. The Demons in the district and line. Brad Ward lined up for a 35-yard field goal but the kick sailed wide to the left. The Demons did eventu- ally get into the endzone but it took some trickery to help get it done. Sophomore Eric Nelson checked in for starter Logan Karner who sprained ankle during the eventual scoring drive. Nelson handed the ball off to Ward on a tightend reverse. Ward raced 49 yards to about the Chandler five-yard line. Two plays later with the help of a Lions personal foul penalty, Shine McLain plowed in from two yards out with 7:33 left in the game. The extra point attempt failed when Nelson mishandled the snap leaving the score to what proved to be the final, 7-6. P-T, however, had one final attempt for the win. Beginning from their own 31-yard line, the Demons used an unsports- manlike conduct penalty on Chandler plus a 33-yard run by Jimmy Pike to get to the Chandler 18-yard line. But on the next play, Pike fumbled and Chandler recovered the ball. McLain led all rushers with 112 yards on 27 carries and the TD. In passing, Karner hit 1 of 9 passes for 8 yards before his injury. Nelson was 2 of 5 for41 yards. In receiving, Ward, Pike and McLain each caught a pass. Defensively, Inn Drake led the Demons with 9 tackles. Daniel Jones and Jimmy Pike each had a quarterback sack. were able to run lint: numbers However, both were able to nullify ller got on the board late in the second was a 15-yard touch- I Pass from quarterback Leatherwood to J.J. Vith 50 seconds left in The extra point gave a 7-0 lead. had two seer- in one drive The first was a pass to tight end Michael in the end zone but Was knocked down by Jason Fox. plays later Chandler&apos;s attempted a 27- goal but it missed to with 10:32 left in the bemons began drives Y did the past two weeks. they would stall due passes or inoppor- of game penalties. chance came the third quarter. A drive at the Chandler 18-yard Darrow instructs his defense during a timeout afternoon's game against Chandler at Wilhite Field. grade Bandits dropped a 40-0 decision to the Lions. :s squads also lost on the final home game season. Journal photo by David Sasser 24 Hour Service 372.3398 Vehicle Lockoutm, Pull Oute r pirit THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, Pore Cheer ,k Dance Fitness "Perkins' Jumpin' Little Spirit Joint" We invite you to take another LOOK! We Offer Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Pom • Cheer Kickboxing & Aerobics will return soon! Ages: 3 yrs.-Adult Limited class size with caring & knowledgeable instructors. Call or come by -907 Surlier Rd., Perkins ° 547-2340 October 16, 2003-A7 Perkins-Tryon Demons VS. Luther Lions Kickoff: 7:30 tonight at Luther. Broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show beginning at 7 p.m. Bill Van Ness has the play-by-play and Rick Lomenick with the color commentary. Senior tailback Shine McLain attempts to elude a Chandler defender during Friday night's District 2A-4 clash with the Lions. The visitors left with a 7-6 win. McLain finished the game with 112 yards rushing on 77 carries and scored the Demons' only touchdown of the game. Journal photo by Lisa Sasser Jayveqs blanks Chandler CHANDLER -- The Per- kins-Tryon junior varsity tal- lied up well over 200 yards in total offense and a late defensive stand gave the Demons a 26-0 win over the Chandler Lions jayvees Monday night. The win is the first of the year for the P-T JV against two losses. Chandler took the opening kickoff and drove to the P-T Washington to Kelly Johnson with 3:17 left in the half. The two-point try failed for a 12-0 score. Matt Atkins picked off a Lions pass and returned it 50 yards to set up P-T final score of the half. Lester capped the two-play seven-yard drive with a four-yard run. The PAT failed for an 18-0 halftime lead. Washington threw his second Possible post-season implications start coming into play for several high school football teams around the state and it won't be any different in District 2A-4. The Demons need a win over the Lions to stay in the hunt for a district championship. Both P-T and Luther enter the contest tonight with identical 2-1 district records. Jones makes it a trio with a 2-1 mark. Both teams were upset last week with the Demons losing 7-6 to district leader Chandler.. and Luther receiving a 29-20 setback from Stroud. Luther used a light non-district schedule to get a lot of underclassmen some valuable playing time. The Lions begar[ the season with only four seniors. Offensively, Luther will use a wing T or double slot for- mations. On defense, the Lions run a variation of the "46 Defense" made famous by the Chicago Bears many years ago. P-T gained a 43-30 win at home last year against the Lions. Luther entered the contest with a 6-0 record and in a tie for first in the district standings. The Demons used a 253-yard output by Shine McLain and four touchdowns to help gain the win. Luther finished last season 7-4 and fourth in the district standings. Davis eliminated the Lions from the playoffs in the first round. Luther's offense is led by junior runningbacks Preston Walker and Ben Birmingham. Injuries may have an effect in key areas tonight, especially at quarterback. Senior Logan Karner sprained an ankle in last week's contest. Sophomore Eric Nelson relieved him in the fourth quarter of last week's game. Karner was listed as questionable earlier this week; pending on how well his ankle was responding to treatment. Nelson could get the majority share of snaps with the first offense. Matt Atkins and/or Zach Hall will back him up. Head coach Steven Grotheer said seniors Shine McLain and Jimmy Pike will be needed to step up their game in the rushing department to take some of the pressure off the. young quarterback. P-T must stay clear of long yardag e situations too. The Demons will welcome back senior Chase Johnsor who injured a leg in the final scrimmage against Perry; Johnson is expected to be the holder for extra point kicks" and field goals. 22-yard line. The drive stalled TD strike of the game on the W ' ' " hen Trent Dobbs intercepted Demons first possession of the ........... UlStrlct ZA o, 00tancun s • f) • m a pass and returned it 1,. yards second half. He found a wtde g th P-T 12-yai', opet'toit Ptere/  the e . .... ..,-:,"  PA ..... +/- /E[emonsu:ffi'round ' one from 14 yards out. Wash- Cllandler .... 3-0 6-0  133 40 : game in huge chunks. The drive ington added the two-point run Luther 2-1 5-1 204 108 21 ended with a one-yard quarter- for the eventual 26-0 win. Jones 2-1 3-3 110 80 13 back sneak by Cody Washington Chandler did have one seri- P-T 2-1 2-4 96 88 27 ,' with7:21 left in the second quar- ous scoring threat late in the Prague 1-2 4-2 123 60 -11 ." ter. The PAT kick try failed, game inside the Demons five- Bethel 1-2 3-3 125 109 -15 Cale Lester returned a Chan- yard line. But on fourth down Stroud 1-2 2-4 113 129 -13 dler punt 32 yards to give P-T and two, linebacker Andrew Okemah 0-3 1-5 46 193 -45 excellent field position on the Pool blitzed and hammered the oh dl Chandler 3l-yard line. The Chandler quarterbackjust as he Junior hi=.. games reschedule three-play drive was culminated threw and the ball fell incom- The junior high football cellation. It was reported the2 with a 14-yard TD pass from plete to preserve the shutout, season will be extended another Jones area received approxi< Lady Demons schedule four woe00 following the postpone- mately5inches of rain, which. ment of last week's game at resulted in some standing water, Jones. on parts of the playing field. home basketball scrimmages Perkins-Tryon will play the There are no junior high Longhorns on Thursday, Nov. games this week. The slate The Perkins-Tryon Lady 13 scrimmage with Dale and 6. The seventh grade game will will continue next Thursday at Demons have three home bus- Okeene. It will begin at 4 p.m. begin the first of three contests Chandler beginning at 5 p.m2 ketball scrimmages scheduled The final home scrimmage at 5 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 30, only the as part of their preparations for before the season-opener will Heavy rains last Wednesday seventh and eighth grade teams the upcoming season, be Nov. 25 against Tecumseh night was the cause Of the can- will play Stroud. : The first scrimmage will and Bristow. It will start at 3: Journal sports - be Thursday, Oct. 30, against 30 p.m. Newkirk and Okarche at 4 The Lady Demons will also p.m. have one home scrimmage  Okarche, 4 p.m. • JV football here with • JH football here with P-T will follow with a Nov. during the Christmas holiday. Luther, 6:30 p.m. Stroud, 5 p.m. (7 th and 8th P-T will host Morrison at 10 Thursday. Oct. 23 grade only) .. a.m. Saturday, jan. 3. • JH football at Chandler, FJJ[dLY0Alq " P-T is coming off a 21-6 5p.m. • HS football here withi season last year and the team's  Bethel, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcas fourth state tournament appear- • HS football at Okemah, 7: on KGFY 105.5 FM. Pregame: ance. However, graduation took 30 p.m. (Broadcast on KGFY show begins at 7 p.m.) : a heavy toll with only one starter 105.5 FM. Pregame show Thursday, Nov. 6 returning, begins at 7 p.m.) • JH football at Jones, But, the Lady Demons used  p.m. , a productive summer season to • JV football at Stroud, 6: Ed give girls some valuable playing 30p.m. • HS football here with time at the varsity level. Thursday. Oct. 30 Stroud, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcas P-T will open the season at • HS girls basketball scrim- on KGFY 105.5 FM. Pregame Chandler on Dec. 2. mage here with Newkirk and show begins at 7 p.m.) • The ' Iod l This week's Model Tee Student/Athlete of the e Week is senior Jason Fox for his performance in last Friday night's game against the Chandler Lions. Fox was credited with five tackles and STUDENT/ broke up two passes, one of which in the end zone to ATHLETES OF prevent a Chandler touch- THE WEEK down. Jason Fox