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Tahlequah takes down Glenpool

TAHLEQUAH TAKES DOWN GLENPOOL

A week ago, Tahlequah failed to mount any momentum on offense and settled for seven points in a season-opening loss to Fort Gibson. The Tigers made sure to rectify their offensive execution in a 35-7 trouncing of Glenpool on Friday. “Last week, we didn’t play very well offensively,” Tahlequah coach Brad Gilbert said. “We knew we’d be pretty good defensively this year, so we rebounded and up front we did what we needed to do.” The Tigers (1-1) managed only 279 yards on offense, but credit their defense for creating short-field scoring opportunities. Chet Rotton capped Tahlequah’s 72-yard opening drive with a 6-yard touchdown run, and on the ensuing kickoff the Tigers recovered a Glenpool fumble and set up deep inside Warrior territory. Cayden Aldridge took care of the rest with a 1-yard TD run minutes later, and he added a 12-yard TD run before the end of the first quarter. Before Caleb Bigpond’s 85-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, Glenpool (0-2) had been stifled on offense to the tune of 2 yards rushing. The Warriors ended with 180 yards on offense, most of which came on the final drive. Aldridge and Rotton combined for 121 yards rushing for Tahlequah.

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