Meeker’s Bulldogs pulled off a Class 2A first-round playoff road win Friday, ousting Hartshorne 28-18.
Meeker’s Bulldogs pulled off a Class 2A first-round playoff road win Friday, ousting Hartshorne 28-18. Meeker, a third-place district finisher, was led by quarterback Jacob Standlee, who threw two touchdown passes and chalked up a game-high 167 yards rushing on 31 carries. Meeker opened the scoring on a 74-yard pass reception by Dallas Jackson from Standlee, but Hartshorne still established a 12-7 advantage after one quarter. Meeker took a 14-12 halftime lead on a 3-yard run by Jacob Wood. That’s the way the game stayed going into the fourth quarter when Meeker upped its lead to 28-12 on a 10-yard scoring toss to Cameron Smith and an 11-yard TD run by Jesse Weaver. Hartshorne ended the scoring on a 64-yard pass. The losers concluded the season at 7-4. Standlee went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. Weaver added 57 yards on the ground while Jackson caught three passes for 85 yards and also claimed a first-half interception. Meeker, in improving to 7-4, didn’t commit a turnover and finished with 292 yards rushing. Hartshorne was limited to 106 yards on the ground. Meeker advances to the second round next Friday against Commerce, a 48-15 first-round victor over Pawhuska. Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.