Scoring on eight of its first nine possessions, sleek-and-talented Southmoore spoiled Shawnee’s senior night with a 56-6 blitz Friday night at Jim Thorpe Stadium.

Friday was yet another illustration of Shawnee’s injury-ravaged season. Of the 17 seniors honored in pregame ceremonies, eight didn’t get to play against the SaberCats.


Scoring on eight of its first nine possessions, sleek-and-talented Southmoore spoiled Shawnee’s senior night with a 56-6 blitz Friday night at Jim Thorpe Stadium.
Friday was yet another illustration of Shawnee’s injury-ravaged season. Of the 17 seniors honored in pregame ceremonies, eight didn’t get to play against the SaberCats.
One of the latest casualties was Darrell Parker. Shawnee’s leading rusher on the season, Parker broke his hand in last week’s win over Sapulpa. Fellow senior Leon Davis broke his wrist in the first half against Southmoore and — after having a cast applied at halftime — was restricted to defensive duties in the second half.
“We played hard. The effort has been great all year,” Shawnee coach Billy Brown said. “You are just so limited in what you can do with the number of injuries we’ve had this year and when you play second and third teamers against a team like this.”
Southmoore, 5-4 overall and 2-4 in District 6A-3, jumped out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter and completed its scoring in the third quarter.
Shawnee, 3-6 overall and 1-5 in district play, was out-offensed 374-184.
The Wolves also committed five turnovers — three fumbles and two interceptions — in concluding their home campaign at 1-4.
Because of the barrage of injuries, sophomore Wolf Kienzle started at both quarterback and defensive back. Kienzle is Shawnee’s third QB on the year.
The Wolves were limited to 98 yards rushing on 42 carries. Eleven SHS rushing plays went for minus yardage.
Southmoore scored on five of its six opening-half possessions to bolt to a 35-6 intermission cushion.
Heralded Oklahoma signee Kendal Thompson, who hadn’t played since Week 2 because of a knee injury, came in on Southmoore’s third offensive series and threw a 27-yard scoring pass to Johnathan Martin on his first snap.
On the next SaberCats possession, Thompson’s first running play resulted in a 13-yard TD to make it 28-0.
Thompson, son of former OU quarterback Charles Thompson, didn’t play the rest of the first half.
Shawnee, on its sixth possession of the first half, drove 76 yards in seven plays, capped by a 3-yard scoring run by junior Davontay Cross.
The big play in the drive was a 45-yard reception by Brayle Brown to the Southmoore 25.
Thompson played just one possession in the second half. Following a short SHS kickoff to start the third quarter, the 6-2, 175-pound Thompson took the visitors 48 yards to paydirt in seven plays, capped by a 12-yard scoring run by Karltrell Henderson.
Henderson had three second-half rushing touchdowns, including a 35-yarder in the third quarter.
Henderson was the game’s leading rusher with 135 yards on 22 carries.
Cross had 55 of his 57 team-high rushing yards in the opening half. Teammate Jeremy Barrientos chipped in with 21 rushing yards.
Brown finished with seven receptions for 77 yards. Junior Theo Berry added a 7-yard catch.
Jerry Atkinson of Shawnee claimed a fumble recovery.
Shawnee will conclude its season Friday night at Broken Arrow.