RINGWOOD, Okla. —
Jordan Avants scored four touchdowns and threw for three more as Garber clinched third-place in District B-1, with a 72-22 mercy rule victory over Ringwood.
The Wolverines raised their record to 6-2 in district and 7-2 overall.
Covington-Douglas (4-3) can clinch fourth in the district with a win over Merritt (3-4) tonight and a Seiling (3-4) loss to Laverne (7-0).
The Wolverines scored on their first seven possessions in recording their highest offensive production of the season. It was the sixth time Garber had scored 50 or more points in a game.
Avants had touchdown runs of 31, 8, and 30 yards and had touchdown passes of 19 yards to Logan Vandiver, 65 to Trenton Harmon and 78 to Tyler Schnaithman.
“We couldn’t stop him,’’ said Ringwood coach Rustin Donaldson. “Our linebackers started to play the pass and that opened up the running game. They had a good game plan.
Harmon also had a 24-yard touchdown run, while Cody Canaday scored the Wolverines’ final two touchdowns on runs of 32 and 45 runs.
Ringwood took a 14-8 lead in the first period on a five-yard run by Moses Barcenas and a two-point conversion run by Eudaldo Gomez. Gomez scored on a 53-yard run to open the scoring. Garber, though, answered with five unanswered touchdowns to take an 44-14 lead. Gomez fumbled the ball away on Ringwood’s third posession when the Red Devils were driving.
“We felt pretty good early,’’ Donaldson said. “We just had some big fumbles at bad times. Things didn’t go our way. Garber has a good team. They are a veteran squad that doesn’t make very many mistakes.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Ringwood, who had scored 170 points in that span.
PIONEER 33, CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN
WAUKOMIS — Jett Jobe ran for two scores and threw for another as Pioneer kept its playoff hopes alive with a 33-7 win over Crossings Christian Thursday in District A-3 action.
The win lifted the Mustangs to a 2-3 district mark and a 2-7 record. Crossings Christian dropped to 0-5 and 1-7.
Pioneer, who started the season with seven losses, can go to the playoffs if the Mustangs beat Minco at home on Nov. 2.
Jobe did all of his damage in a 19-point third quarter after Pioneer led 14-0 at halftime. He scored on runs of 27 and 95 yards and hit Charles Clardy on a 22-yard touchdown pass.
Pioneer opened the scoring on a four-yard run by Colby Adasiak in the first period. Aaron Chain scored on a five-yard run in the second quarter.
The Crusaders scored in the fourth period to prevent a shutout.
“We played well,’’ said Pioneer coach Kurt Myers. “We’ll take this.’’