Coming off their first District 6A-3 win of the 2010 campaign, Shawnee’s Wolves will conclude the home portion of their 2010 schedule by entertaining Southmoore Friday night.

The kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Jim Thorpe Stadium.


Coming off their first District 6A-3 win of the 2010 campaign, Shawnee’s Wolves will conclude the home portion of their 2010 schedule by entertaining Southmoore Friday night.
The kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Jim Thorpe Stadium.
Shawnee outlasted Sapulpa, 28-24, last Thursday night, prevailing on a fourth-down, 22-yard touchdown reception by Leon Davis with 2:48 remaining.
That brought the Wolves’ 6A-3 mark to 1-4 and their overall record to 3-5.
Southmoore is also 1-4 in district play and is coming off a 70-21 drubbing from top-ranked and undefeated Jenks.
Southmoore started the season with non-district victories over Edmond North (40-19), Westmoore (49-27) and Moore (48-9).
The SaberCats opened district action with a 41-40 setback to Muskogee before rebounding with a 51-27 triumph over Sapulpa. Southmoore has lost its last three district matchups, including decisions to top-10 squads Norman (34-28) and Broken Arrow (56-28).
Shawnee dropped a 50-20 decision to Norman at Norman and fell 27-7 at home to Muskogee. The Wolves will conclude the regular season Friday, Nov. 5, at Broken Arrow.
Southmoore may also regain the services tonight of one of the state’s most highly-recruited prospects in quarterback Kendal Thompson.
Thompson, who has orally committed to Oklahoma, has missed the last six games with a knee sprain but has been released to play. He is the son of former Sooner quarterback Charles Thompson.
“He’s a phenomenal athlete because of his scrambling ability and speed,” Shawnee head coach Billy Brown said. “They’ve got another quarterback (Tre’ Edwards) who is probably as good or better than Thompson passing, but Thompson is by far a better runner.”
Prior to Thompson’s injury, Edwards had been employed some at quarterback. On those occasions, Thompson was utilized as a receiver.
Edwards has hit 57 of 102 aerials for 866 yards and five touchdowns. He has been intercepted six times.
Jackson Stallings has been his top receiver with 21 catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns.
Thompson isn’t the only running bonanza in Southmoore’s stable. Andrew Long is 6A’s top rusher with 1,460 yards on 202 carries. He has recorded 18 touchdown runs.
“Long is a state champion track guy,” Brown said. “If he gets loose, we’ll never catch him.”
Karltrell Henderson of Southmoore has rushed for 495 yards on 56 carries and has tallied five touchdowns. Edwards has also posted five touchdowns via the run while amassing 369 yards on 76 carries.
Defensively, Southmoore employs a four-man front, which is pretty common in 6A members.
“They are very fast on defense,” Brown said.
In last week’s win over Sapulpa, sophomore Wolf Kienzle became Shawnee’s third starting quarterback of the season.
Quarterback Brayle Brown suffered a shoulder injury in the non-district portion of the season and —  because he could no longer throw the ball — was switched to receiver. He will require surgery at the conclusion of the season. Hunter Holley inherited the signal-calling chores from Brayle but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the fourth quarter against Muskogee.
Kienzle was the ringleader in the game-winning TD drive against Sapulpa, twice producing 11-yard gains after looking like he was stopped in the backfield.
“Wolf played well against Sapulpa,” Brown said. “Our receivers also played very well. We couldn’t run the ball in the first half but we were able to run the ball in the second half because of some blocking adjustments we made at halftime.
“We aren’t a big passing team right now with a sophomore quarterback in there.”
In two other 6A-3 games last Thursday night, Broken Arrow was a 38-25 victor over Norman and Muskogee was a 42-2 winner over Putnam West.
District 6A-3 games scheduled for Friday night are Broken Arrow (7-1, 5-0) at Jenks (8-0, 5-0) and Muskogee (5-3, 3-2) at Norman (7-1, 4-1). A 6A-3 matchup tonight will pit Sapulpa (2-6, 0-5) at Putnam West (1-7, 1-4).
“Our effort has been good all year long,” said Brown, who has lost four two-way starters to season-ending injuries — the latest being Holley. “Our kids have been going hard all year. We knew we couldn’t turn the ball over against Sapulpa.
“We will have to play really, really well against Southmoore and we just can’t have any turnovers.”