WYANDOTTE — Quarterback Landon Prows accounted for six of Inola’s eight touchdowns during the Longhorns’ 56-19 win over Wyandotte here Friday, Sept. 20.
Prows, a 5-10, 170-pound junior, completed 27 of 25 passes for 302 yards.
He had TD strikes of 19, 27, 22, 29, 10 and 42 yards as Inola rolled up its highest point total since the 2016 season.
“He (Prows) was a good player, made decisions and got the ball out quick,” Wyandotte head coach Zac Ross said. “We had pressure on him, but we was just getting the ball out pretty quick.”
A 38-yard touchdown pass to Brendan Cooper from Ethan McLaughlin and a 3-yard run by Ethan Bradley helped get the Bears to within two points, 21-19, with 6:29 until the half.
But Prows countered with a 29-yard strike to Ethan Trosky less than a minute later flipped momentum back in favor of the Longhorns, who had the final five touchdowns in the game.
“I was proud of the way our kids competed; that is all I can ask,” Ross said. “We got back within two in the second quarter. I think we relaxed too much. They are a good team. They have a lot more kids that we do. Our kids were getting gassed, playing both ways.”
Running back Garrett Cummins complemented Prows by rushing for 182 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Clint Stites had Inola’s other rushing TD.
Dalton Norman caught seven passes, two for scores. Both of Trosky’s receptions went for touchdowns.
Bradley was the Bears’ leading rusher with 88 yards on 22 carries.
McLaughlin launched 42 passes for WHS, completing 12, including the two TDs.
Cooper caught five passes for 96 yards and Brown had four catches for 60 yards.
“I was proud of our kids,” Ross said. “We were much more disciplined than we were a week before. We played harder and didn't make as many mistakes, which is good for me to see because we are improving. The score doesn't show it, but … .”
Wyandotte (1-2) heads into district play Friday, Sept. 27, traveling to Chouteau.
The Wildcats fell to 0-3 after a 33-19 loss to Sallisaw Central.
“We’ve just got to keep improving,” Ross said.