Atoka goes on a scoring frenzy against Heavener

Prior to the season opening, if somebody speculated Atoka would defeat Heavener 57-26 in this year’s football game, it would have drawn some strange glances.

After all, Heavener snapped a 26-game losing streak with a 27-14 win at Atoka last year. Plus, the Wolves expected to be improved and the Wampus Cats went winless last year.

But this is a far different Atoka team from last year. Heavener got career games from Trace McDaniel and Graceon Huggins in Friday’s homecoming contest with Atoka.

It didn’t matter. The Wampus Cats scored every time they touched the ball in the first half and went on a scoring frenzy in a 57-26 victory over the Wolves.

Atoka improves to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in district play. The Wampus Cats host undefeated Wilburton next week in the biggest game of the district.

Heavener drops to 0-5 and 0-2. The Wolves travel to Valliant next week.

McDaniel caught five passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Two of the touchdowns totaled 76 yards and 90 yards. Huggins was 7-10 with no interceptions, 274 yards and two touchdowns. The senior also scored the Wolves’ last touchdown on a 2-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.

Heavener finished with 282 yards passing and 119 rushing for total offense of 401 yards, the Wolves’ best output of the season.

Atoka had 455 yards of total offense, including 300 on the ground. The Wampus Cats also scored on a pair of lo

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ng touchdown passes of 75 and 53 and got an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.


 

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