The Chickasha High School freshman football team won its first game of the season Monday night at El Reno in a game head coach Allen Coley said was similar to the varsity's win Friday night.
The Fightin' Chicks won 14-7, and are now 1-2 this season. The win comes very soon after Chickasha suffered a big loss at home against Cache last Thursday.
"Overall, I was very pleased with our effort and the way that the kids responded after just playing on the previous Thursday night," Coley said. "You have to love coaching kids that are going to give everything they have and want to have success."
Chickasha's defense responded after giving up 50 points on Thursday by allowing only seven Monday against Cache.
The Chicks shut out Cache in the first half, and used their running game to move the ball behind quarterback Corey Evans and running backs Taray Thomas and Kyle McNatt.
McNatt scored the first points of the game on a 12-yard sweep, and Evans ran up the middle to score the two-point conversion.
Both teams were scoreless in the second quarter, but Cache finally got on the board in the third with a 20-yard fade route. The Bulldogs kicked the extra point to make it 8-7 in favor of Chickasha.
In the fourth quarter, the defense put the game away when McNatt got to the punter and forced him to fumble. Anthony Outhaitavy recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, and Chickasha held on to the 14-7 lead.
"It was a different type of ball game for us," Coley said. "We still have a lot of things that we need to work to continue to get better and win, but we have 10 days off before our next game against Elgin."
The Fightin' Chicks are scheduled to host Elgin at 7 p.m. Sept. 20.