Pawhuska thrashes Woodland, 63-0, to go 3-0

Robert Smith
Pawhuska quarterback Bryce Drummond, No. 9, sizes up his options as he ranges to his right Friday against Woodland. Drummond threw for three scores and ran for two more in a half of play, as the Huskies established a 56-0 lead by halftime. Robert Smith/Journal-Capital

Pawhuska led Woodland by a score of 16-0 at the end of a quarter last Friday, and then laid a 40-spot on the Cougars in the second period to take a 56-0 lead to the locker room at halftime. The second half was quick, as the clock ran without stopping, and mostly uneventful as the Huskies wrapped up their third consecutive home win to start the season.

Pawhuska, which is now averaging a cool 60 points a game, goes on the road Friday against Morrison, which lost 20-6 last Friday at Pawnee, to fall to 2-1 for 2019. Last season, Morrison defeated the Huskies by a count of 30-6 on their Homecoming evening at Ormond Beach Memorial Stadium, so the road trip promises to be an interesting early season test of Pawhuska’s mettle.

Pawhuska quarterback Bryce Drummond continued Friday to be highly productive both as a passer and a runner. Drummond led the Huskies in rushing with 88 yards on nine carries, and ran for two touchdowns. As a passer, he and his receivers accounted for 203 yards and three touchdowns. Drummond connected with Hunter Reed, Easton Kirk and Cade McNeil for scores.

Three games into the campaign, Drummond has thrown for 792 yards and nine touchdowns, and he has run for 301 yards and nine touchdowns. He has turned the ball over only three times.

Drummond’s younger brother, Todd, got into the act in the clock-shortened second half, connecting in the third quarter with Cody Starr on a dazzling 78-yard touchdown pass. On a second down and 11 to go, Starr beat his defender and Todd Drummond hit him in stride for the score. The kick for a point after touchdown was good (the only time all evening the Huskies went for one point rather than two).

The Pawhuska offense was efficient Friday, successfully converting on all seven of its two-point attempts after touchdowns. The Huskies had eight plays for 20 or more yards and just one negative-yardage play.

On the defensive side of the ball, Hunter Reed, Kevin Davis and Jack Long had seven tackles apiece, to lead the way for Pawhuska. Gov Camargo and Tre Harper were next, with six stops each. For the season, Hunter Reed is once again the team leader, with 33 tackles. Jack Long is second with 26. Long is also the sack leader, with eight.

Friday was also one of those evenings at the stadium when members of the Pawhuska community had more on their minds than football. Students and family members wore pink and blue (Pawhuska’s colors are orange and black and white) to show their support for a family affected by a tragic auto accident earlier in the week on State Highway 11, between Barnsdall and Pershing.