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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Bulldogs improve to 9-0

  • The undefeated Bulldogs of Meeker took yet another big chunk out of an opponent, riddling Central Sallisaw 42-10 Friday night in a non-district matchup.
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  • The undefeated Bulldogs of Meeker took yet another big chunk out of an opponent, riddling Central Sallisaw 42-10 Friday night in a non-district matchup.
     
    Meeker, 9-0 overall and 5-0 in District 2A-5, has outscored its opponents 350-57.
     
    Meeker dominated both the offensive and defensive lines. The Bulldogs rushed for 481 yards on 51 carries for a 9.4 yard-per-carry average.
     
    Central Sallisaw, a Class A representative, fell to 5-4.
     
    Senior Dallas Jackson of Meeker was the game’s leading rusher with 142 yards on just seven carries, including a 70-yard third-quarter scamper that upped Meeker’s lead to 35-10. He also had a 10-yard scoring run in the second quarter.
     
    After sophomore quarterback Jake Standlee gave Meeker a 7-0 lead with a 6-yard run, Sallisaw Central tied the game at 7.
     
    Meeker led 14-7 after one quarter, thanks to a 29-yard pass reception by Leven Hendley. Jackson’s 10-yard TD run made it 21-7 before the visitors drew within 21-10 on a 38-yard field goal by Blake Pearce.
     
    Meeker then scored the final 21 points, including a 6-yard Hendley run and a 23-yard burst by freshman Justin Keith.
     
    Hendley was the game’s second-leading rusher with 125 yards on 11 carries.
     
    Meeker senior Matt Crum converted all six of his extra-point kicks.
     
    One of the few negatives for Meeker was 11 penalties for 90 yards.
     
    Meeker, which has already captured the district title, will conclude the regular-season portion of its schedule Friday night at Holdenville.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.
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