OKLAHOMA CITY — Old-fashioned defensive battles are rare in today’s spread-offense schemes, but that’s exactly what transpired Friday night in a District 3A-2 confrontation.
Douglass scored on Chris Friday’s 11-yard run with 2:43 remaining to hand Prague its first loss of the season, 7-0.
The game-winning TD was set up when Prague, on a 4th-and-2 play from the Douglass 46, had a pass intercepted and returned to the Red Devil 48. Four plays later, the Trojans scored to up their overall record to 4-1 and their district mark to 1-0.
Prague, 5-1 overall, is 1-1 in 3A-2.
The Red Devils rushed for 84 yards on 29 carries, a 2.8 yard average.
Douglass was even worse — 41 attempts for 67 yards and a 1.6 yard average.
Prague had a golden scoring opportunity in the second quarter, driving to the Trojan 5-yard line. On a fourth-down fake field goal, a pass into the end zone was dropped.
The difference came in the turnover department. Prague had two passes intercepted while the Trojans didn’t turn the ball over.
Junior EJ Zenon was Prague’s defensive ringleader with 13 tackles, including three quarterback sacks.
Junior Austin Chesser collected 12 tackles while teammate Braden Clark recorded eight tackles.