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The Shawnee News-Star
  • White, Chieftains tame McLoud, 40-13

  • One dominant quarter by Seminole and three McLoud turnovers were enough to give the Chieftains a 40-13 homecoming win over the Class 4A Redskins Friday night in a non-district Tri-county tilt.
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  • One dominant quarter by Seminole and three McLoud turnovers were enough to give the Chieftains a 40-13 homecoming win over the Class 4A Redskins Friday night in a non-district Tri-county tilt.
     
    Seminole, No. 2 in Class 3A, scored three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to take control. The Chieftains were up 20-13 at halftime.
     
    As Seminole fans have come to expect, senior running back Papi White was the star with 222 combined yards and three touchdowns. White ran 19 times for 163 yards and had 59 yards receiving, including a 44-yard TD catch on the Chieftains’ first possession.
     
    After that score, Seminole (3-0) got the ball right back when McLoud’s Jesse Lambert fumbled the ensuing kickoff. The Redskin defense stiffened, however, and two holding penalties by the Chieftains led to a punt.
     
    In what would become a wild second quarter, McLoud (2-1) got on the scoreboard first. A 39-yard completion from Joseph Wood to Ryan Rogers sparked a six-play drive that ended with Wood’s 3-yard TD run. Tanner Jordan’s extra-point attempt was blocked and Seminole’s lead was cut to 7-6.
     
    Seminole scored again with 2:53 to go before halftime. An interception and 25-yard return by White was followed by a 26-yard rush, also by White. After a McLoud personal foul penalty, Seminole quarterback Doc Harvey punched it across the goal line with a 3-yard run.
     
    Following a quick three-and-out possession by the Redskins, White struck again with a 62-yard TD run with 52 seconds left on the clock. The two-point conversion attempt failed and Seminole appeared headed for a 20-7 halftime advantage.
     
    Instead, the Redskins seized the momentum heading into the locker room. Thirteen and 16-yard runs by Cody Jackson took McLoud to its 46-yard line with 10 seconds remaining. On the final play of the half, Brandon Shiplett caught a short swing pass to the left side, weaved his way through Seminole defenders and raced down the sideline for a 54-yard touchdown.
     
    In the third quarter, it was all Seminole. The Chieftains took the second-half kickoff and went 59 yards in six plays, capping the drive with a 1-yard TD plunge by Harvey.
     
    On McLoud’s first possession of the half, Chieftain defender Coalton Knox picked off a Wood pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown that made the score 34-13.
     
    Just over five minutes later, White was in the end zone again with a 4-yard TD run that ended the scoring.
     
    Thanks mostly to White’s 163, Seminole finished with 232 rushing yards, compared to 120 for McLoud. The Chieftains had 117 passing yards while the Redskins tallied 140.
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    Also notable in the contest was the frequency of penalty flags. McLoud was found guilty of 12 infractions while Seminole was whistled 10 times.
     
    Both teams take on their first district foes of the season next Friday. Seminole remains at home to take on Perkins-Tryon, a team McLoud beat 27-21 last week. The Redskins will also be at home, facing Glenpool.

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