Big Mac Football – MacArthur Travels to Clinton for the Season Opener
After a month of very hot temperatures the season opener was everything but unusual as a cool front from the north brought in not only cooler temperatures but also a steady shower to the "tornado bowl in Clinton for the start of the game.
There was high expectations coming from both sides as Clinton came into the game ranked #2 in 4-A and the Highlanders ranked #5 in 5-A. The only disappointment to the season opener was that Big Mac went 3 and out with their first position and was held back at their own end of the field.
After settling down the Highlanders quickly found themselves in the end zone with 6:43 left in the first quarter and a 6-0 lead. Macarthur had a 22-6 lead with less than two minutes before the half and decided to use all of their 3 time outs in hopes of getting the ball back just one more time before the half and with just 1:15 left in the second quarter and a 4th down putting situation for Clinton the ball sailed over the punters head and a scramble ensued with Mac's Conner Cherry ending up with a quick scoop and score on a 10 yard run and a 29-6 halftime lead.
The Highlanders finished the night with 382 total yards 181 on the ground and 186 by air with quarterback Will Collins throwing 3 touchdowns on the night. The Highlanders finished the game with a 43-6 win and 1-0 on the season.
This week starts the first 2 games against city rivals Lawton High and Eisenhower with Lawton High this Friday night at Cameron. Don't forget to join our tailgate from 4-6 with hot dogs and cokes with all proceeds going to the high school booster clubs.
Also tune in or stop by live Tuesday night for the Brett Manning coaches show at El Chico in Central Mall. This week will be a big week for both teams who are coming off big first game wins. Listen to our broadcast live starting at 6:30 and follow all the play by play live on air and on line,l see you at the game!