SEMINOLE – Prior to Friday night, Seminole and Wewoka hadn’t met each other on the gridiron since 2007.
Boy did the Seminole County squads make up for lost time.
On a fourth down play with 23 seconds remaining, Seminole freshman running back Cameron Gunville was stacked up inside the 1-yard line, allowing Wewoka to stun the Chieftains 21-16 in a wild season opener.
Wewoka, a Class A entry, took the 21-16 lead when Kenan Loggins scored from the 4-yard line with 8:26 to play. A 2-point pass attempt failed.
Seminole appeared to be headed for the winning score when it drove about 40 yards to move inside the Wewoka 10-yard line.
Operating out of the Wildcat, Gunville gained three yards on a 3rd-and-goal from the 4-yard line before Wewoka made the game-winning defensive stop.
Wewoka led 15-8 at the half compliments of a 13-yard TD pass reception by Lovell Reynolds from Kaden Boswell and a 5-yard scoring run from Tyler King. Seminole’s lone first-half TD was Gunville’s 4-yard run.
Seminole, off a 1-yard Jamon Dennis TD run and Logan Long’s 2-point conversion scramble, took its final advantage at 16-15 with 3:57 left in the third quarter.
Wewoka held a huge total offense advantage of 314-138. Boswell threw for 171 yards. Seminole was limited to 25 yards through the air.
Gunville rushed for 94 yards on 20 carries. Dennis added 69 yards on 16 attempts.
Ty Scott of Wewoka rushed for 50 yards on nine attempts.
Both squads lost one fumble.
Seminole will try to get back on the winning track Friday, Sept. 2 by entertaining Harrah at 7:30 p.m.