STROUD — In a Lincoln County slugfest marred by turnovers, Meeker outlasted Stroud 20-12 Friday night.
Stroud turned the ball over six times — four interceptions and two fumbles. Meeker suffered two interceptions and lost a fumble in the District 2A-2 clash.
Meeker went to 3-2 overall in its district opener. Stroud fell to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in 2A-2.
Quarterback Jacob Martin of Meeker rushed for a team-high 146 yards on 10 carries, including a 17-yard-yard touchdown dash in the second quarter and a 58-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter..
Meeker led just 13-12 when Martin, flushed from the pocket, closed out the game’s scoring on the 58-yarder with less than two minutes remaining.
Meeker led 7-6 after three quarters and 13-6 when Brett Roach scored on a 1-yard run early in the final quarter.
Coby Davis of Stroud launched the scoring with a 35-yard reception from quaterback Elerick in the first quarter. Elerick also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Roach rushed for 76 yards on 24 carries. The 185-pound senior also intercepted two passes.
Meeker outrushed Stroud 213-134.
Casin Rymel and Martin posted an interception apiece. Rymel logged seven tackles to go with an interception and fumble recovery. Junior Noah Breedlove was Meeker’s leading tackler with nine.
Caden Wolford of Meeker caught two passes for 48 yards.
Meeker will continue district play Friday at Oklahoma City Northeast. The kickoff is set for 7 p.m.