MIAMI — Someone’s oh has got to go.
Miami entertains Verdigris in a non-district football game Friday, Sept. 8, at Red Robertson Field.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Miami dropped a 68-8 decision at Hilldale in its opener while the Cardinals fell to 0-2 after suffering a 54-24 loss at Inola.
Inola senior Lance Jones had 252 yards and six touchdowns for the Longhorns, who led 41-17 at the half.
Jones had TD runs of 3, 70, 1, 86, 8 and 5 yards for the Horns.
Verdigris quarterback Nathan Steidley had touchdown passes of 15 yards to Toby Willis, 16 yards to Riley Bressie and 19 yards to Trey Armstrong.
The Cards’ other points came on a 36-yard field goal by Jax Robinson.
Hilldale set the tone for the long night by scoring on their first two offensive snaps and on three of the first five.
Running back Mikey Winston had 269 yards and five touchdowns on 17 attempts.
That’s the sixth most yards ever by an MHS opponent, but still 84 short of the all-time record of 353 yards gained by Sallisaw’s Bubba Philpott in 2006.
Miami’s only touchdown came on an 18-yard pass from freshman quarterback Jay Porter to sophomore receiver Gavin Payton with 9:48 remaining.
Young then went to sophomore wide receiver Mateo Moreno for the conversion.
Young was a bright spot for the Wardogs, completing 10 of 26 passes for 119 yards.
He was 5 of 11 in the second half, netting 97 of his total passing yards.
Miami was 40 yards in the hole rushing. That’s the second most in school history.
The record: minus-87 against Hilldale in the 2016 opener at Red Robinson Field.
Miami ran the ball 17 times and had only three that went for positive yardage and another two were stopped for no gain.
Their five first downs was the sixth fewest in school history, matching the total logged in a 1984 game with Tulsa Webster.
The Wardogs remain at home on Friday, Aug. 15, to host Pryor in their final non-district outing at Red Robertson Field.