TULSA — Despite putting together their best offensive numbers of the season, Miami still was unable to break into the win column.
The Wardogs scored 30 unanswered points in the second half, but Tulsa McLain held on to claim a 49-30 win Friday, Sept. 22, at Melvin Driver Stadium.
MHS had scored only 16 points total in its first three games.
Quarterback Jay Porter threw for four touchdowns and Caden Folks added another as MHS dropped to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in District 4A-3 play.
“I was pretty disappointed in the lack of intensity and the lack of effort all the way around,” Miami head coach Andrew Rice said.
McLain continued a season-long trend of scoring on the game’s opening drive.
The Titans were up 19-0 after the first quarter then rolled into the break with a 39-0 advantage.
A 30-yard field goal by Flavio Gonzalez capped the scoring for the hosts with 1:25 left in the third quarter.
Caden Folks got things rolling for the Wardogs, taking off on an 18-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Miami went to the air to get its next four scores.
Porter teamed with Seth Swingle on a 63-yard TD strike with 9:12 left in the game.
Mateo Moreno teamed with Porter on touchdown plays covering 62 and 54 yards in the span of 2:14.
The Dogs’ final score came with 11 seconds remaining on a 49-yard pass play via the Porter-to-Moreno tandem.
Senior running back Everette Jones scored four times for McLain (2-2, 1-0).
The Wardogs return home to face No. 1 ranked and three time defending state champ Wagoner on Friday, Sept. 29 at Red Robertson Field.