SOUTH COFFEYVILLE — A touchdown and conversion with 25 seconds remaining in the game helped Oklahoma Union claim a 14-7 win over Quapaw here Thursday, Oct. 4.
The game was bumped up a night because OU has teams in the fast pitch softball and volleyball state tournaments.
“We didn’t have any time to do anything,” Quapaw coach Chris Cawyer said. “We just couldn’t stop them. They drove it (the ball) right down our throat.”
A good runback on the second half kickoff set the Cougars up for their first score, but missed the extra point giving them a 6-0 advantage.
Kale Thomasson had the Wildcats’ lone touchdown, 13-yard run in the third quarter.
Jonas Gregory added the PAT kick giving Quapaw a 7-6 advantage.
“We take one step forward and two steps back,” Cawyer said. “We played really well last week at our homecoming (Afton) and we just didn’t play well (Thursday). They deserved everything they got.”
The loss dropped Quapaw to 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in District A-6.
“The kids played hard, but we just couldn’t stop them,” Cawyer said. “They were running a wing-T, a double wing and then they went to the spread. It was different.”
Cawyer said the Cougars were able to convert on fourth-down situations several times over the course of the night.
The Wildcats host Rejoice Christian on Friday, Oct. 18.