Vian– It only took one half for the Vian Wolverines (6-2, 5-0) to squash the Keys Cougars (2-6) in front of the usual packed house at Vian Thursday night.
Just three minutes in, the Wolverines got on the board when Riley Ellis punched the ball in from the three yard line and a 7-0 Vian lead.
After a Keys three-and-out it took one play for Masyn Wright to connect with Jacob Brannick for a 46-yard touchdown pass and a 14-0 Wolverine lead.
It was an amazing second quarter for Vian. A fumble recovery just one minute in led to a Wright to Brannick 48-yard TD pass and the rout was on.
The Cougars managed to score at the ten minute mark, but Wright answered one minute later on the next Wolverine drive with a 32-yard touchdown run, his first of four on the night to make it 28-6 Vian.
The Cougars made their last score of the game on a touchdown pass with 7 minutes left in the half, but the Wolverines kept the scoring coming.
Another Wright rushing TD, this time from 32-yards made it 35-12 Vian, and after another three-and-out by the Cougars, it was Wright again, this time punching it in from the three yard line to bring the score to 41-12 after a failed 2-point conversion.
The Wolverines weren’t done yet. Wright went 23-yards for yet another score and this time added the 2-pointer himself for a 49-12 advantage.
Before the half would end Wright connected with Draighton Fletcher for a 47-yard TD pass to end the half with Vian leading 66-12 at the break.
Wright scored 4 rushing touchdowns in the first half and threw for 3 more leading the Wolverines to a 56-12 halftime lead.
With an unsurmountable lead Vian gave the second and third string players an opportunity and they took advantage when Gunner Richey scampered 60 yards with 7 minutes remaining in the third to end the scoring for the night.
The Wolverines won’t have it so easy next week when they travel to Prague (8-0, 5-0) to take on the Devils who are currently undefeated under coach Rafe Watkins, in a game that will most likely decide the district winner.
The Cougars remain on the road to tee it up against Okemah (2-5) next Friday ni