Sixty-four seconds. That’s all it took for the Class 3A ninth ranked Westville Yellowjackets (6-0, 2-0) to find the end zone and take the lead last Friday night at Tahlequah Sequoyah on their way to a 60-32 victory at Sequoyah’s Thompson Field. The Indians (0-5, 0-2) proved to be no match for the Yellowjackets as they flexed their muscle as they have all season with their two main ingredients of success; a blue collar rushing attack on offense and a stingy defense.
The win moves the Yellowjackets to 6-0 for the first time since 1962 and sets up a top ten show down with the second ranked Lincoln Christian Bulldogs (6-0, 2-0) tomorrow night at Akin-Langley Field.
The first quarter would be all Westville as they would receive the opening kickoff after the Indians deferred to the second half. The Yellowjackets would keep it basic on the first drive and find the end zone in just three plays. Senior Bryson Bigfeather would break a long 61 yard run all the way down to the Sequoyah one yard line. The senior would find hit pay dirt on the very next play from a yard out. Jax Unger would add the two-point conversion and just like that with 10:56 left to play in the opening frame, the Yellowjackets would lead 8-0.
The Yellowjacket defense would play solid for the next five minute stretch as they kept Sequoyah off the board and provided another opportunity for the Yellowjacket offense. The Yellowjackets would look to their Sophomore Fullback on their next scoring series. The offensive line would provide excellent blocking and Jadon White would find the end zone from 28 yards out. Adian Auffet would add the two-point conversion and with 6:32 left to play in the first quarter Westville would extend its lead to 16-0. The score would remain unchanged to end the quarter.
The second quarter would prove to much of the same as the Yellowjackets would put up their single highest scoring quarter of the season as they posted 22 points in the quarter. The first Westville score of the quarter would come off the arm of sophomore quarterback Adian Auffet. Auffet would hit senior split end Sebastian Pedraza in stride on a beautiful 56 yard touchdown strike. Pedraza would make the catch and out race the Sequoyah defenders to the end zone. Trey Martin would convert the two-point conversion and the Yellowjackets would lead 24-0 with 11:39 left to play in the first half.
The next scoring possession for either team would feature the home team getting on the scoreboard. The Indians used their do-it-all junior quarterback Eli Hammer to find the end zone early in the second quarter. Hammer would run well behind his pads and find the end zone from just three yards out. The two-point conversion would be good and the Indians would trail 24-8 with 8:56 left to play in the opening half.
Unfortunately for the home team, they would get no closer than that. The Yellowjackets would go back to two familiar faces to put two touchdowns on the board before the half. Bryson Bigfeather would once again find the end zone from three yards out while Daxton Hembree would dash the home teams hopes late in the half with a 71 yard touchdown run. The Yellowjackets would convert one of the two, two-point conversion attempts on an Aidan Bradford run and the Yellowjackets would lead 38-8 at the half.
The second half would find the home team out scoring the Yellowjackets 24-22. The Yellowjackets would extend their lead to 52-16 at the end of the third frame. Auffet would score from two yards out while Daxton Hembree would return an interception 90 yards to the end zone for Westville’s third quarter points. Jadon White would run in the successful two-point conversion. That coupled with a 58 yard touchdown run by Sequoyah’s Echota Hummingbird would put the score at 52-16 to end the third quarter.
The fourth quarter would find Yellowjacket Jadon White scoring the final touchdown the night for the visitors. White would break several tackles on his way to the end zone from 28 yards out. Tanner Robinson would add the two-point conversion and with 9:45 left to play, the Yellowjackets would take a 60-16 lead.
The Indians would have the last two scores of the night. They would find their last 16 points behind their do-it-all Quarterback Eli Hammer. Hammer would score on runs of 7 and 84 yards respectively, that combined with two successful two-point conversions would put the score at its final reading of 60-32.
The win improves the Yellowjackets mark to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in District 3A-3 play. The 6-0 start is the best since 1962 for Westville. The Jackets are now currently ranked ninth in Class 3A by the Tulsa World. The ninth ranked Yellowjackets will take on the second ranked Lincoln Christian Bulldogs (6-0, 2-0) tomorrow night at Akin-Langley Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with homecoming festivities slated for 6:15 p.m.
W- 16 22 14 8
TS- 0 8 8 16
W- Bigfeather 1 yard run (Unger run)
W- White 26 yard run (Auffet run)
W- S. Pedraza 56 yard pass from Auffet (Martin run)
TS- Hammer 3 yard run (Holt pass from Hummingbird)
W- Bigfeather 3 yard run (pass failed)
W- Hembree 71 yard run (Bradford run)
W- Auffet 2 yard run (White run)
TS- Hummingbird 58 yard run (Holt pass from Hummingbird)
W- Hembree 90 yard interception return (run failed)
W- White 28 yard run (Robinson run)
TS- Hammer 7 yard run (Holt pass from Hummingbird)
TS- Hammer 84 yard run (Robbins pass from Hammer)