Stigler started the show with a Zane Oldham to Braden Drewry 29-yard TD strike for a score just about 3 minutes into the game.
The Wildcats next drive was capped off by Dontierre Fisher with a 64-yard touchdown to bring the Cats within one point after a missed extra try.
Checotah recovered a Panther fumble on their next drive, and it was Fisher again. This time for a 67-yard scoring scamper to put the Wildcats on top 13-7. But before the quarter ended, Ridge McClary would answer for Stigler to give the Panthers a 14-13 lead.
In the second, it looked like Stigler was going to run away after Darren Manes and Grayson Gilmore scored on 3 and 18-yard runs but it was Fisher again with just 23 ticks remaining in the half on a 6-yard plunge to bring Checotah within 9 points.
Fisher, who was just recently offered by Iowa State, finished the game with 22 caries for 212 yards.
After the half the fireworks were rekindled when Jake Vernon connected on a 67-yard touchdown strike to Trenton Dan. Stigler came right back with a 54-yard Gilmore to Darren Manes TD strike, but the Wildcats weren’t done yet.
Malachi Harris returned the ensuing kickoff 87-yards to get the 7 points right back and a Vernon to Harris 42-yard connection was good for yet another score with just over 3 minutes remaining in the third.
From that point on it was all Panthers Bruce Engle ran one in from 18-yards to end the third quarter, and Manes and Gilmore would tack on two more in the fourth for Stigler to arrive at the 56-39 final score.