Panthers blow away Tornadoes

Robert Smith
Barnsdall quarterback Joe Cole throws a pass against Drumright on Friday. Robert Smith/Journal-Capital

BARNSDALL — On an overcast, damp Homecoming evening, the Panthers blew away the Drumright Tornadoes, 55-6.

Coach Kylee Sweeney’s veteran Barnsdall team improved to 3-0 for the 2018 campaign, and Friday night marked the second time in three outings that the Panthers have scored 50 or more points.

Barnsdall utterly dominated Drumright, opening up a 33-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, and stretching that to 47-0 by the half. The Panthers demonstrated explosiveness on offense, and opportunism on defense. They generated scoring opportunities and points from both sides of the ball.

For Drumright, now 0-3, this was the third straight week an opponent had scored more than 50 points on them. Cashion beat the Tornadoes 58-6 in the season opener, and Hulbert beat them 52-6 in the second game.

Drumright’s offense never seriously threatened to score until well into the third quarter, when the Tornadeos finally punched in a touchdown. The Tornadoes appeared unable or unwilling to better their field position by punting, and more than once turned the ball over on fourth down in their own end of the field.

Barnsdall is scheduled to be on the road next Friday at Hominy. The 1-1 Bucks beat Hulbert in their opener, but lost 42-14 to Cleveland in an Aug. 30, rivalry matchup. The Bucks had an open date for Sept. 7, so they should be all healed up and ready to take a shot at the Panthers.