RUSH SPRINGS — If anybody was still wondering if Velma-Alma had bounced back from its 1-3 start, the Comets cleared things up Thursday. In a showing of absolute dominance on both sides of the ball, Velma-Alma left Rush Springs with a 36-0 victory and clear path to a home playoff game. It took more than a quarter for the Comets to break through, but once they got the ball rolling it sparked an avalanche, as Velma-Alma (5-3, 4-1 district) took a 16-0 lead into halftime and a 30-0 lead into the fourth quarter. “I’m very, very, very pleased and excited about the way we played tonight,” Velma-Alma coach Greg Gothard said. “This was by far the most complete game we’ve played all year.”Senior running back Dallen Mercer had another huge game, carrying the ball for 229 and three touchdown.Freshman Andrew McGuire, meanwhile, is beginning to come into his own at quarterback, after taking over for injured Ty Richardson. McGuire threw for 93 yards and a touchdown on 5-of-6 passing, while also rushing for 20 yards.Austin Dennis caught a 59-yard touchdown for Velma-Alma, while Kelton Brown scored the Comets’ final TD on a 3-yard run. The Comets finished with 406 total yards off offense, compared to 208 yards by Rush Springs (3-5, 2-3). Velma-Alma will play at Empire next week in a game that will likely decide the No. 2 spot in the district, which comes with a first-round home playoff game.
Wilcox, White named to All-State team
After making the most of their senior years on the golf course, Duncan’s Alyson Wilcox and Comanche’s Emilee White were recognized for their efforts by coaches across the state Wednesday.
Inductees, players honored at athletic meeting
With the school year coming to a close, Duncan High School took time Thursday to commemorate its athletes of the past and celebrate its players from the present.
DYBC going to bat for Wounded Warrior Project
While the youngsters of the Duncan Youth Baseball Club sported pink in support of breast cancer awareness last year during the Wood batting for a cause tournament, this year’s theme will have a more patriotic feel.
Duncan to host local elementary track meet
Fresh off the success of their high school predecessors, the next generation of Duncan track and field athletes will get the chance to show what they’re made of Friday afternoon.
Demons, Howard take on top tier foes
Taking on the top track and field athletes Oklahoma had to offer, the Duncan Demons were not to be intimidated Tuesday.
Seniors complete careers at Classic
While the regular season and the playoffs ended months ago for high school basketball, Tuesday night provided one last chance for area high school seniors to lace up their shoes one more time.
Cassidy, Toone selected to All-State team by OCA
An already impressive senior year for Duncan tennis players Brittany Toone and Samantha Cassidy continued to improve Tuesday, as the duo was selected as two of the top tennis players in the state Tuesday.
Oller Valentine thrived during senior season
When former Duncan star athlete Tina Oller Valentine was causing headaches for her opponents on the court, high school girls basketball looked a little different than it does today.
Geurkink's love for tennis led to lasting success
In the early years of his childhood, Mark Geurkink was a do-it-all athlete, playing everything from youth football to basketball to tennis.
Duncan title adds to decorated history
When the Duncan Lady Demons took home their first state title under Phil Barnes two weeks ago, the team added yet another accomplishment to a program where championships have become the expectation.
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