Pawhuska senior running back Brian Jeffers rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns Friday night but the Huskies couldn’t knock off Class 2A-1 district leader Chisholm.
The fifth-ranked team, Longhorns (8-1, 5-0) rode Braden Meek’s arm to a 49-12 victory over Pawhuska (0-9, 0-5).
Meek tossed three first-quarter touchdowns as Chisholm jumped out to a 30-0 first-quarter lead. The Longhorns led 36-6 at halftime.
Pawhuska scored with 3:02 left in the first half. Jeffers capped a 7 play, 51-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run. The 2-point conversion failed. Jeffers also kept that drive alive when he caught a 19-yard pass from quarterback Tre Harper on a third and 9 from the Chisholm 38.
The Huskies second TD came with 48 seconds left in the game. The Huskies went to a wildcat formation with Jeffers taking the direct snap on the final series of the game. Jeffers ripped off runs of 15 and 24 before going in from the Chisholm 24 for the score. The 2-point conversion pass failed.
The direct snaps to Jeffers let him run outside and utilize his speed, Coach Joe Tillman said.
The Huskies also had some highlights on defense. Pawhuska’s J.T Waddle picked off quarterback Caleb Henderson with 9:23 to go in the second quarter. Huskies cornerback Cade McNeil intercepted Henderson in the third quarter.
For the game, Pawhuska rushed for 45 yards on 35 carries, and completed both passes the team attempted for 33 yards. The Huskies had 109 return yards. Total offense was 186 yards. The Huskies defense limited Chisholm to 369 yards of total offense.
Tillman said Chisholm is a great team, but he was pleased by the Huskies effort on offense and defense. He praised the offensive line’s play, and the performance of quarterback Tre Harper.
“Tre came in an ran our offensive well,” Tillman said.
He also praised the play of J.T. Waddle and Tucker Hunt on defense.
Pawhuska wraps up its season Friday night at Perry (3-6, 0-5). The Maroons opened the season with three victories, but have lost six straight. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.