Tecumseh quarterback Daniel Judkins ended his high school football career in style Friday night, leading the North to a 28-12 victory over the South in the 14th annual Wrangler Bowl at Chieftain Stadium.


Tecumseh quarterback Daniel Judkins ended his high school football career in style Friday night, leading the North to a 28-12 victory over the South in the 14th annual Wrangler Bowl at Chieftain Stadium.
Judkins, named the North’s Most Valuable Offensive Player, rushed for 81 yards and passed for 85 in avenging a 23-0 setback to the South in 2007. He also recovered a fumble.
The North never trailed after opening a 12-0 lead after one quarter and improving to 20-0 at the half.
Prague’s Christopher Lindsey, who chalked up six first-half tackles, was named the North’s Defensive MVP.
Wewoka’s Greg Beavers, who threw TD passes of 80 and 71 yards, was selected as the South’s Offensive MVP.
Harrah defensive back Trent Montgomery, credited with seven second-half tackles, was the South’s Defensive MVP.
The North scored on the game’s initial possession after Okmulgee’s Michael James returned the opening kickoff 25 yards. Meeker’s Anthony Buoy hooked up with Bristow’s Wesley Argrow on a 48-yard TD throw less than four minutes into the game.
James then intercepted the first of his two passes for the North, setting up a 79-yard scoring drive. Shawnee’s Jon Wright reeled off a 66-yard run but an illegal block reduced the gain to 12.
Judkins had runs of 4, 23, 14 and 4 yards on the drive before Okmulgee’s Ralph Manous scored from the two-yard line.
The North concluded the first-half scoring when a punt attempt snap went awry and Prague’s Aaron McCoy fell on the ball in the end zone. James converted the two-point conversion for the 20-0 halftime margin.
At the end of the first half, the South drove 81 yards in 21 plays, only to run out of downs at the North six-yard line.
Beavers finally got the South on the scoreboard with an 80-yard pass to Konawa’s Cylas Foster in the third quarter. Foster caught the ball in perfect stride near midfield.
The North responded with a 60-yard TD drive, capped when Tecumseh’s Jeff Sapp skirted left end the final 41 yards. Judkins and Sapp hooked up on the two-point conversion to make it 28-6 with 11:48 left.
Beavers and Holdenville’s Tanner Robinson collaborated on a 71-yard TD pass with 6:16 left. Robinson, who caught the ball near the North 40, cut back twice, avoiding two would-be tacklers to conclude the scoring.
The game ended with the North on the South one-yard line.
Wright also had runs of eight and seven yards.