By Chris Edens
Oologah took down McLain 37-18 in a crucial district win Friday.
Senior Chance Keim carried the load for the Mustangs with sophomore Jimmy McKinney on the sideline all night with a shoulder injury.
Keim scored four touchdowns and ran for almost 200 yards. He went to the house on a 29 yard run midway through the first quarter.
Mark Franklin kicked a 25 yard field goal to start the second period. McLain scored on two pass plays just before half and Oologah led 10-6.
Keim scored again in the third and McLain closed the gap on a 15 yard touchdown. It was 17-12 until late in the fourth.
The teams traded punches and Oologah was clinging to a 24-18 lead. Keim put the game away on a 51 yard score and Trent Harris ran back a pick six for the win.
“I’m really proud of our kids. It was back and forth and it was a game of momentum. First it was us with the momentum and then it was them. We got a hold of the momentum in the end with the last Keim touchdown and the interception,” Oologah head coach Brandon Craig said.