The Mustangs used suffocating defense and a strong performance from sophomore running back Jimmy McKinney to take down 5A Skiatook 23-13 Friday night on the road.
The Oologah defense held Skiatook to just seven yards rushing in the first half. The Bulldogs didn’t get on the board until the fourth quarter.
“Something we’ve really been emphasizing on defense is not giving up big plays and making them sustain drives. We’ve told the kids we need to be as close to perfect on defense as we can be and coach Kime is doing a good job,” Oologah head coach Brandon Craig said.
Senior linebacker Thor Burnside is the leading tackler in 4A. He’s racked up 33 tackles against 5A schools in the first two games of the season.
“He’s really matured in his position at inside linebacker. He’s reading his keys and he’s doing what coach Kime expects of him,” Craig said.
McKinneywas a workhorse for Oologah on offense. He carried the ball 26 times and he’s a leading rusher in 4A.
“It was a great night for Jimmy at Skiatook. Our offensive line did a great job creating holes for him and we have high expectations for the four seniors on the line,” coach Craig said.