MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Bacone Warriors continued their recent defense dominance as they throttled the Southwestern Assemblies of God Lions 34-0 on Saturday, Oct. 6.
After Tyler Thomas returned the opening kickoff for 58-yards the Warriors promptly scored when Aron McCoy ran in from a yard out to put Bacone in front 7-0.
The Warriors again crossed the goal line late in the first quarter when McCoy scored on another one-yard run; the touchdown was setup by a 44-yard strike from quarterback Kyle Kuban to Kenneth Price.
Up 14-0 in the second quarter, defensive back Chase Rettig recovered a fumbled at Bacone’s 49-yard line by Lions tailback Sean Haynes; 10 plays later kicker Jamie Moore connected on a 19-yard field goal to put Bacone up 17-0 at halftime.
Moore would later connect on a 29-yard field goal in the third quarter to make the score 20-0 in favor of the Warriors.
Bacone scored twice in the fourth quarter with the first score coming on a 47-yard touchdown from Kuban to Sheriff Thomas and a 10-yard run by tailback Brandon Bethel to make the score 34-0.
Defensively the Warriors held a potent SAGU attack to under 200 yards of offense; Lions quarterback Reid Golson scrambled his way to 137 yards on the ground but completed just three of 18 passes with three interceptions.
Those three interceptions came courtesy of Daniel Shield and Isaac Twenty who grabbed two on the day; the defense also managed to force six fumbles and recovered four in the process.
Paul Mpagi led the defense with five total tackles which included one sack and 3.5 tackles for loss; Jercorey Quarterman finished with four solo and two assisted tackles.
Offensively, McCoy finished with 76 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Kuban completed 22 of 13 passes for 170 yards and gained 59 on the ground.
Price led the receivers with five grabs for 69 yards.
Bacone (4-2) returns to the Indian Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 13 to face Oklahoma Panhandle State at 2 p.m.