Oologah went down 17-14 to Claremore Thursday night in a hard-fought county rival game.
The Mustangs got on the board midway through the second quarter. Oologah scored after the Zebras lost a fumble deep in their own territory. Claremore kicked a 25 yard field goal on the next drive but Oologah led 7-3 at half.
The Zebras took the lead 10-7 to start the second half. At the end of the third, Jimmy McKinney broke loose for a 38 yard touchdown to give the Mustangs a 14-10 lead.
A tackle for a loss drew a questionable flag on a late Zebra possession. The penalty kept a drive alive that ended with the go ahead touchdown.
Oologah came up short on a final drive and lost a tough opener on the road.