Huskies defeat Morrison on the road, 20-12; to host Barnsdall

Robert Smith

Pawhuska’s football Huskies improved to 4-0 last Friday with a 20-12 road win over Morrison, one of the established powers of 1A high school football in Oklahoma.

The Huskies scored twice in the first quarter and again in the third quarter, as they avenged a 30-6 loss last year in Pawhuska to the Wildcats. Quarterback Bryce Drummond threw for two scores, to J.T. Waddle and Easton Kirk, and ran for another. He put up 228 passing yards and rushed for 51 yards on 12 carries. Drummond was also intercepted twice. He had not been intercepted since the first week of the season.

Mason Gilkey, J.T. Waddle and Easton Kirk each had four catches on the evening, to lead the team. Gilkey, with 67 receiving yards, led that category.

A measure of the increased resistance the Huskies’ offense faced against Morrison is that Pawhuska punted four times, for an average of 48.25 yards a kick.

On the defensive side of the ball, Hunter Reed, Jack Long and Easton Kirk led the Huskies with 14 total tackles apiece. Tre Harper was next with 12 tackles. Harper and Kirk each had an interception and a pass breakup. Harper was named the defensive MVP for the game. Jack Long had three tackles for loss and Lesharo Wildcat had another. The Huskies have given up just 46 total points in four weeks.

This Friday, the Huskies will welcome rival Barnsdall from just 16 miles away for a battle of 4-0 teams. Pawhuska head coach Matt Hennesy said he expects an exciting evening of Osage County football. The Barnsdall Panthers defeated Hominy, 36-33, in a comeback thriller last Friday.