By Jameelah Ahmed
ARDMORE – Durant High School varsity football team played an intense game away last Friday against Ardmore and lost by 31 points with the end score, 48-17, and is now preparing for its first home game.
The Durant team really held its own the first half of the game, but seemed to deteriorate through the second.
Starter and senior, Parker Morgan, lead the defense with six tackles, and starting quarterback, Cade Buchanan, racked up 149 passing yards. Running back, Matt Gillis, rushed for a net total of 123 yards.
The head coach of the varsity team, Ray Richards, shared his take on the game.
“Well, I thought tonight we played really well in the first half and early in the third quarter, and then we didn’t do so hot,” Richards said. “But we’re getting better. Ardmore is an outstanding football team. We played hard and we’re getting better. That’s our goal right now.”
Richards also voiced what he expects of the team’s first home game when the boys will face Ada this Friday.
“What I expect is to continue to get better hopefully we’ll get us a win,” Richards said. “That’s ultimately what we’re trying to do is win a ballgame. I think we match up better against Ada than we did Ardmore. I think it’ll be a good football game.”
The current record for both teams is 0-2 so both are going to be looking for that first win.
This Friday’s game will be a home game and kickoff is at 7:30.