COMMERCE – A monster 20-play touchdown drive that ate up 11:15 gave the Gold its first touchdown and set the tone for its 28-20 victory over the Green here Saturday night in the 41st annual Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Association all-star football game.
The Green all-stars grabbed their only lead with a bizarre 29-yard touchdown pass that saw Kevin Thomas of Davenport roll off his would-be tackler, get up and stroll into the end zone untouched. The PAT kick by Moises Resendiz gave the Green a 7-0 advantage with only 71 seconds gone in the game.
The Gold then embarked on a 72-yard, 20-play drive that included a fake punt and five fourth-down conversions.
The capper, a 1-yard keeper by Jordan Avants of Garber, also was on a fourth-down play.
The conversion run by Class B offensive player of the year Brady Krittenbrink of Pond Creek Hunter gave the Gold an 8-7 lead.
The Gold was up 22-13 at intermission then took a 15-point lead three plays into the third quarter, but a 7-yard run by Derrick Moore of Wetumka and the extra point by Resendiz created what would be the final margin with 11:55 remaining.
A late Green drive that reached the Gold 30 fizzled out because of a hold, 8-yard loss and interception on consecutive plays.
Bluejacket's Dylan Anderson had a team-high 68 yards on nine carries. He also had a 24-yard touchdown. Krittenbrink, who has signed to play with Northeastern A&M, was the offensive MVP after rushing for 50 yards, catching three passes for 105 yards and completed one pass for another 16 yards. Gage Murphy of Laverne was the defensive player of the game for the Gold, logging six tackles and an interception.
Moore earned offensive MVP honors for the Green by netting 58 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while catching three passes.
Trevor Morris of Sasakwa was the top defensive player for the Green with eight tackles.