WARNER– Moving up to class 2A in 2022, the Warner Eagles had their first opportunity to test the competition one level up.

The format was a good test for both teams. Each first string offense had 10 plays from the 40-yard line, followed by 8 plays from each second string squad. After a short break, the clock was set to 20 minutes and game rules applied.

In the opening sessions Warner hit the end zone twice while holding the Bulldogs off the scoreboard. It appeared as if the Eagles picked up where they left off last year with a staunch defense.

During the 20 minute session Warner struck first on a Jace Jackson strike in the end zone. On Okmulgee’s next possession on a third and long yardage, an 18-yard scramble by the Bulldogs QB produced a first down that led to an Okmulgee score a few plays later with a bit under 3 minutes remaining.

The Eagles next possession produced a Jackson interception that was returned 60 yards for a second Okmulgee score.

With just 8 seconds remaining Jackson redeemed himself with a scramble for a TD that left no time on the clock.

Warner will return to action next week with a three-way scrimmage with the Haskel Haymakers and the Eufaula Ironheads.

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