COLCORD — Staying up with the District A-6 frontrunners, Colcord claimed a 28-8 victory over Fairland here Friday, Oct. 25.
The Hornets improved to 4-1 in district play, sharing second place with Commerce — which dropped a 35-0 decision to unbeaten and second-ranked Rejoice Christian.
Despite the loss, Fairland still has an outside shot at making the playoffs.
“We still have a playoff chance if we win next the two in spite of the adversity we are dealing with,” Fairland head coach Kent Marshall said.
The Owls, 1-4 in A-6 play, travel to Quapaw (2-3) Nov. 1 then wrap up the regular season at home with Oklahoma Union (3-2).
Fairland’s only touchdown came on a 29-yard pass to Luke Jackson.
“We struggled all night with snaps, catching, throwing, etc. because of rain,” Marshall said. “We had two drives in the second half that could have changed the game.”
Blake Gonzales had three of Colcord’s four touchdowns in the game on a 15-yard run in the first quarter, a 6-yard run in the third and an 8-yard carry in the fourth.
The Hornets, who had 273 yards rushing and 60 passing, also picked up a 25-yard pass from Jaden Chandler to Stormy Odle in the first.
The 15-yard run by Gonzales and Chandler’s 25-yard TD catch came within the span of just over three minutes.
Fairland generated 122 yards in total offense on 42 plays. It had 61 rushing and 90 passing.
Riley Powell had a team best 22 yards rushing while Jackson added 17, Jacoby Jackson 16 and Andy Bradbrook 14.
“I am very proud of the fight of our kids,” Marshall said. “We have no gum left to plug the leaks in the dam, but they are still fighting.”