Shawnee took part in its second and final scrimmage before hosting Guthrie next Friday in the first regular season game of 2016.
The Wolves showed promise of an exciting offense but the defense was the only side to put points on the board.
The scrimmage started with host Noble, Del City, Ada and Shawnee in a lightning round style of play. Each offense ran one play and defenses stayed on the field for three plays. The Wolves’ offense put together a few highlights even though the format didn’t let them string plays together.
When the real scrimmage began, Shawnee took on 4A power Ada. The Cougars start the season at No. 9 in the polls.
The Wolves stumbled a bit on their first offensive drive before a punt. Ada strung together a nice series and finished a scoring drive with a five-yard run breaking several tackles.
Shawnee threatened on its next drive but it fizzled on the 20-yard line. The period ended with the SHS recovering a fumble but the Cougars got the ball back to start the second period.
Ada drove for a field goal to extend its lead to 10-0. Shawnee drove again before turning it over on downs again. Ada drove into scoring position before a bad snap allowed Rhett Roach put pressure on the quarterback. When he rushed his pass, Shawnee’s Christian Paterson jumped in front of the receiver and returned the interception 89 yards for a score. The clock expired soon after to make the final score 10-7.
Diamond hit Patterson with several passes and Hunter Mackey had a nice 15-yard reception. Tyree York caught a pass in the end zone but wasn’t able to keep a foot inbounds.
The 5A No. 8 Wolves will host the 5A No. 7 Guthrie Bluejays Friday night.