Dallas Jackson had a stellar night, scoring three times and rushing for 161 yards on only four carries, and the Meeker Bulldogs completed their first-ever perfect regular season by hammering Holdenville 44-0 Friday.
Jackson averaged 40 yards per carry and had touchdown runs of 52 yards, 35 yards and 30 yards. He also finished with one reception worth 24 yards.
“I felt like anytime we gave him the ball, he was going to score,” Meeker head coach Mike Hedge said of Jackson. “He had a good night.”
Meeker dominated in the trenches as the Bulldogs gained 305 total rushing yards while limiting the hosts to just 52. Holdenville was held to double digits on total offense at 67.
“It’s a relief. It’s a good feeling,” Hedge said about going 10-0. “I thought we had a chance at it, but we didn’t want to stub our toe these last couple of weeks.”
Jake Standlee completed five of his seven passes Friday for 58 yards and no interceptions.
The Bulldogs led 22-0 after one quarter, and 29-0 at the half.
Meeker’s Jesse Weaver scored on a 1-yard first-quarter run, and Tim Whitfield added a 2-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Whitfield completed the scoring in the fourth on a 65-yard pick-6 — Holdenville’s only interception of the game.
Both teams combined for nine fumbles — five by Meeker — and each lost two of those.
Meeker, the District 2A-5 champion, gets homefield advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Bulldogs will host Hugo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, to start the postseason.
Hugo defeated Antlers 24-16 Friday to claim the fourth-place spot in District 2A-6.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.