By CRAIG HALL
STILWELL—Speed kills in football.
That was certainly the case Friday night when Heavener stepped up a class and visited 4A Stilwell in a non-district football game.
The Indians used big play after big play to defeat Heavener, 55-13, to improve to 2-0. Stilwell visits Grove next week while Heavener (0-3) hosts Valliant in the Wolves’ homecoming game.
Quarterback Andrew Wiggins was a thorn in the side for Heavener, rushing for two touchdowns and 69 yards on four carries while completing 4-4 passes for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Heavener actually scored first on a pass from Jordan Terry to Jack Duschel in the first quarter, but the score was nullified on pass interference, one of the Wolves’ 11 penalties for 80 yards.
Stilwell responded by scoring twice in the final 3:07 of the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead.
Early in the second quarter, the Wolves’ Jacob Hill burst through the left side and raced for a 64-yard touchdown, Heavener’s biggest play of the season. After Elias Rossner’s PAT bounced off the goal post and went after the bar, the Wolves trailed only 14-7.
Stilwell then went on a scoring frenzy, adding 27 points in the second quarter to build a 41-7 lead at the half. The Indians added another score early in the third quarter on a 1-yard burst from Wiggins to lead 48-7.
Stilwell added one more score early in the fourth quarter before Heavener added its final touchdown on a 3-yard run by Connor Place with 1:42 left. The snap was off and Heavener failed on the PAT for the final 55-13 margin.
Hill had his best game of the season, rushing for 84 yards on 15 carries while Place added 59 on 14 carries.
Stilwell had 457 yards of total offense compared to only 199 for the Wolves. The Indians never punted in the contest.
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