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Chronicle photo by Jay DeSilver

ELGIN 49

ELK CITY 20 

ELGIN - Elgin took the opening kick- off against Elk City and it took the Owls seven plays to find pay dirt and take an early 7-0 lead. The big play on the drive came when Seneca Coleman took the pitch from Dalton Landers and raced for a 34-yard gain. Elk City marched back down the field to score and knot the score up at 7-7.
Elgin went right back down to take a 14-7 lead with Seneca Coleman doing the honors from 16 yards out. Elk City again marched right back down into scoring position, but the Owls' defense bowed their backs inside the five-yard line to stop Elk City from tying the score. Elgin took over the ball on Elk City's three-yard line and embarked on an 11-play touchdown drive. Seneca Coleman and Rivers Johnson did the majority of the work on the ground but, once again, a big chunk of the yards came from a Dalton Landers to Seneca Coleman pass play.

Issiah Wolf did the honors, crashing in from two yards out to put the Owls in control 21-7. Issiah was not done for the half, as he scored again late in the second quarter to send the Owls in at halftime up 28-7. Elgin took complete control of the game in the third quarter with Seneca scoring from 40 yards and Rivers Johnson collecting touchdowns from 5 and 3 yards. Elgin's coaches turned the game over to the reserves in the fourth quarter and Elk City added two touchdowns during that time to arrange the final, 49-20. Seneca finished the night with 131 yards on nine carries, while Rivers Johnson had 12 carries for 99 yards. Quarterback Dalton Landers was 4 for 6 passing for the night, totaling 61 yards. Dalton also added 20 yards rushing. Coach Wyatt was excited with the way the Owls offense played. "It was a great end to a fun week. I loved the execution and the kids played extremely hard and the offense got some gratification. "Coach Castro did a great job with the game plan and we played very well on the offensive line. Things are a lot easier when we rush for over 300 yards on offense. "Clinton is back to being Clinton," Coach Wyatt said about Elgin's upcoming game. "They are a big, physical football team and they like to run the ball. "It will be a great task for us, and it is a huge District game. Two years ago, we beat the Red Tornadoes to get into the playoffs."

Next Opponent: Clinton Red Tornadoes

Clinton travels to Elgin on Friday, Oct. 11, looking to build on their 14-6 victory over Weatherford last week. The Red Tornadoes are 3-2 for the year and 1-1 in District 4A-1 with an opening District loss to Newcastle. Clinton finished 11-2 last year and ended their season deep in the playoffs with an overtime loss to Bethany