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P-T Demons Teammates and Bristow defenders watch Kenneth Allen score the first of two touchdowns for Perkins-Tryon in last Friday night's District 3A-4 contest with the Pirates at Bristow. Helping to srping Allen into the endzone were, from left, fullback Justin Adkism, guard Cy Thomas Boles (64), and halfback Justus Edwards (7). The Demons gained a hard-fought 24-21 win to claim the district championship, the first in Class 3A. P-T will host the Beggs Demons tonight in the final regular season game at Mcllvain Field. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick 3ALENDAR Thursday, Nov. 4 • P-THS boys' basket- ball scrimmage at Stillwa- ter, 4 p.m. • Grover Rains Take- down Club chili supper, r~ o ’~'_ ~Ad0~~ $6 ~ki~ 1~ '~'~ • 4nd under $3. • P-THS football hosts Beggs, 7:30 p.m., for Senior Night. Game broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show at 7 p.m. • Ripley 7~-8t" basketball at Oilton, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 . • Agra HS football at South Coffeyville, 7:30 p.m. • Carney HS football host Coyle, 7:30 p.m. • Stillwater HS football at Tulsa Union, 7:30 p.m. Game broadcast on KVRO 101.1 FM with the pregame show at 7 p.m. District champs! Demons hold off Pirates, 24-21 By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor BRISTOW - You can take all of your preseason predictions and toss them out the window if you're Perkins-Tryon. The Demons were predicted to finish fifth in District 3A-4 in nearly every poll before the season started. P-T proved that prognostication wrong with its first district cham- pionship since 2003. But it didn't come easy. P-T held off a late Bris- tow charge to claim a 24- 21 win over the Pirates last Friday night at Brisow's Haler Field. The Demons will con- clude the regular season tonight hosting the Beggs Demons in a non-district contest. The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Prior to the start of the game, Senior Night festivi- ties will take place. "It was a great win that gave us the district cham- pionship hands down," said head coach Lloyd Wertman afterward. "Now we don't have to rely on someone else to help us or it come down to a points deal. I am so pleased with these young men and my coach- ing staff for winning our first district championship in Class 3A." It was a Bristow turnover that led to the Demons' first score. Cornerback Caleb White recovered a Shahada Artberry fumble on the BHS 10-yard line. After a five-yard pass interference penalty by the Pirates, Allen capped the two-play drive with his first touchdown on a five-yard run. Sam Kinzie's extra point kick missed the mark to leave P-T with a 6-0 lead with 6: 51 left in the first quarter. Bristow took its only lead early in the second quarter. A 91-yard drive culminated with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jay Woodberry from Adam Lomenick with 10:31 left in the first half. The extra point kick gave the Pirates a 7-6 lead. The Demons, however, answered on their next drive with what proved to be the difference in the game. P-T's drive stalled on the Bristow 13-yard line on fourth down. Kinzie was called upon to attempt a 30- See DEMONS Page B4 VS. Beggs Demons With Halloween just a few days ago, it's only fitting that McIlvain Field will be filled with Demon fans. Perkins-Tryon's Demons will host the Beggs Demons in a non-district regular season finale tonight. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30. The game will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show at 7 p.m. Bill VanNess will provide the play-by-play action with the color analysis from Rick Lomenick. Last week: Perkins-Tryon wrapped up its first district championship since the 2003 season with a 24-21 win over Bristow. Beggs dropped a narrow 21-20 decision to Checotah. Both teams are champions of their respec- tive district with P-T in District 4 and Beggs in District 8. There is a possibility the two teams could face each other in the Class 3A playoffs. If it does, it would occur in the second round. About Beggs: Beggs will bring a 6-3 overall record into the contest. And like P-T, BHS finished the District 3A-8 race with a 5-1 record with the loss to Checotah as the only blemish. Beggs could possibly be the fastest team P-T will face this season. "They have speed and more speed overall as a team," said head coach Lloyd Wertman. The offense is led by junior quarterback Ramsey Hamilton who has the ability to run or pass. His strong arm enables him to get the ball to speedy wide receivers Brandon Little and Zach Eggleston. And to spread the ball out even more, flanker Kenny Devilbliss is also an important part of the passing game. Chris Baccus and Tra Powell are in the backfield with Hamilton and are tough runners to compliment their speed and quickness. With all of that speed, its no wonder Beggs likes to utilize a spread offense with lots of motion. Hamilton lines up in a shotgun formation most of the time so he can either hand the ball off to one of his running backs, tuck it under and run it himself, or move around looking for an open receiver. See PREGAME Page B4 Area basketball actio ..... n starts soon Two area high school will begin their respective basketball seasons soon. The Glencoe Lady Panthers and Panthers will tipoff Friday night host- ing Mulhall-Orlando. The girls' game will begin at 6: 30 p.m., followed by boys' action at around 8 p.m. Glencoe will follow that game up with another home contest Tuesday night with Frontier. Again, game times are at 6:30 and 8 p.m., respectively. Ripley begins its season Tu-bs~ay night hosting Oilton.~ The Lady Warriors will begin things with a 6: 30 p.m. start, following by the Warriors at around 8 p.m. Ripley moves up to Class 2A this season. Agra, Carney, and Coyle will begin their respective seasons later this month as those schools will be wrapping up their football seasons this week. • Glencoe HS basketball hosts MulhalI-Orlando, 6: 30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 • Ripley 7~-8t" basketball hosts Glencoe, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 • Ripley HS basketball hosts Oilton, 6:30 p.m. • Glencoe HS basketball hosts Frontier, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 • P-THS boys' basket- ball scrimmage at Stillwa- ter, 4 p.m. • P-THS girls' basketball scrimmage here with Man- nford, 4 p.m. • Coyle JH basketball hosts Frontier, 4:30 p.m. • Glencoe JH basketball hosts MulhalI-Orlando, 6: ~30 p.m. • Ripley 7~-8~ basketball at Agra, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 • P-THS football host first round of Class 3A playoffs, 7:30 p.m., Mcll- vain Field. • Ripley HS basketball at Frontier, 6:30 p.m. • Glencoe HS basketball at Olive, 6:30 p.m. P-T deserving of post-season invitation This has certainly been a great season for the Per- kins-Tryon Demons. Our congratulations to the play- ers and coaching staff for the success you've attained up to this point and best of luck in the coming weeks. If you've been reading some of the online sports blogs, you've noticed District 3A-4 hasn't been receiving much love from those around the state. Some have come out saying it is the weakest district in the entire state regardless of class and that the teams that qualify for the playoffs next week will be swept in the first round. It sounds like a bunch of talk to me. I could use other terms but this is a family newspaper and besides, By Rick Lomenick ~;:l JouSt Sports Editor~ I think many of you can catch my drift. We're not getting any kind of respect whatsoever. But sometimes that's not a bad situation to be in. I will agree that record- wise, the level of comped- tion hasn't been as good as anticipated during the pre- season. In fact, our Demons were mostly picked to finish But that was before the helmets and pads were strapped on. And as you know, a lot has changed since then. Several teams experi- enced injuries to key play- ers who were difference- makers. Or maybe gradua- tion took its toll a bit more than previously anticipated. Then you always have those on a week-by-week basis. So if you would ask me if this team is better than it was say in Week 4 when district play began with Bethel. I would say deft' nitely. But I could see the improvement - however slight - each week leading up to last week's final dis- trict game at Bristow. The offense responded well against a pretty physi- cal and fast defense. And defensively for us, we created the big plays that helped turn the tide into our favor whether it be fifth. I believe there was players who transfer to getting a stop on fourth one that gave us a chance other schools or don't even down, intercepting a pass, to finish fourth. And when play. The possibilities are or maybe even recovering you looked at the teams who endless. were listed ahead of us, you Our Demons did an could somewhat agree with excellent job of working to the prognostications, get better. But it occurred a fumble. But is there still room for improvement. Of course there is and I know head coach Lloyd fWertman and his staff would concer. Some more improvement may be evident tonight when P-T takes to the turf at McIlvain Field to face Beggs in the final regular season game. That will make for a pretty good tuneup for the Class 3A playoffs that begin next week. And by virtue of winning our district - the first since the 2003 season - we have an opportunity to host at least the first two rounds of the playoffs, What a huge advantage that gives us because many of you can remember some of the trips we've had to make in the past come playoff time. See INVITE Page BX