Huskies rout Langston Hughes, 58-0

Robert Smith rsmith@pawhuskajournalcapital.com
A medical helicopter delivered a game ball to Ormond Beach Memorial Stadium on Friday evening. Price Perrier, No. 3, received the ball. Robert Smith/Journal-Capital

The Pawhuska Huskies have a two-game home winning streak going in the aftermath of a dominating 58-0 win Friday over Langston Hughes Academy at Ormond Beach Memorial Stadium.

Pawhuska improved to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in District A-5. The Huskies’ district record ties them for third in that group with Hominy, which lost 36-0 Friday to Morrison. Hominy is at 8-1 Tonkawa next.

As for Langston Hughes, the loss to Pawhuska dropped them to 1-7, their only win having come over 0-9 Drumright. Langston Hughes is scheduled to play at Morrison next.

Bryce Drummond ran for the Huskies’ first touchdown of the evening with 5:59 left in the opening quarter, and Pawhuska went up 6-0. By the end of the quarter the score was 22-0, setting the tone for a Senior Night win that included very few frustrating moments for the home team.

Drummond and Easton Kirk combined to complete 17 of 25 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. Kirk rushed for 116 yards and Drummond for 37. The 17 pass completions were spread among eight receivers.

Pawhuska has just one senior football player who currently sees game action, and that is Price Perrier, who has been a defensive standout this season.

By the half, Pawhuska was up 44-0 and the outcome was clear. The game clock ran almost continuously during what ended up being a short second half, but the Huskies still managed to add two touchdowns in the third quarter. One came on a long pass from Drummond to Mason Gilkey. The other came on a Langston Hughes turnover.

The Huskies’ defense had a very productive night, scoring three touchdowns. Kirk and Perrier scored on fumble recoveries, and Kevin Davis scored on an interception return. Overall, the Huskies recovered four Langston Hughes fumbles and intercepted three passes. Dalton Hurd had two of the interceptions.

Pawhuska travels Nov. 2 to Pawnee for last game of the regular season. The Pawnee Black Bears are 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the district.

The improvement of Pawhuska’s sports facilities has been in the process of taking another step forward. The installation of the new track was partially completed by Friday with a coating of the new track surface already in place.