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By CRAIG HALL
EUFAULA—The final score will show Eufaula 53, Heavener 14.
The Wolves came out on the short end of the scoreboard for the sixth straight time, but the 14 players who represented Heavener on Paul Bell Field Friday night in the 3A-6 opener for both teams will be remembered more for preserving and continuing to fight and play instead of the final score.
Heavener at Eufaula box
After a rash of starters quit this week, Heavener’s already thin roster of 22 shrunk down to 14. This is one of the smallest schools in 3A playing against teams with three or four times more players than the Wolves.
There was, sadly, plenty of room on Heavener’s sideline with only three substitutes available and after the Wolves received the opening kickoff, the unlikely happened.
On the first play, the Wolves’ Caleb Smith, who had four carries on the season for zero yards coming into Friday’s game, found a seam and sped 49 yards to give Heavener a first down at Eufaula’s 10. Three plays later, quarterback Ross McGee scored the first of his three touchdowns from 3-yards out and the Wolves had their first lead of the season, 6-0.
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By CRAIG HALL
Shelby Smith doubled to left-center field in the bottom of the fifth inning to bring in the winning run and Heavener rallied to a 9-4 win over Red Oak on Friday.
The Lady Wolves trailed 4-3 in the fifth before Makenzie Wilson singled and scored on an error on a bunt by Sydney Crase, who scored the go-ahead run on Smith’s double.
Abbi Moody was hit by a pitch. After an out, Morgan Alexander reached on an error and Makenzie Wilson doubled, bringing in a run before Emily Yandell tripled to score a pair of runs. Yandell scored on a fielder’s choice for the final run.
Wilson was 3-4 with three runs and a RBI, Yandell tripled and went 2-3 with three runs and two RBI while Smith also had a double and went 2-3 with three RBI.
Wilson got the win, going 7.0 innings with six hits and two strikeouts.
Heavener is back at home Tuesday against LeFlore before starting regional play on Thursday.
Heavener 9, Red Oak 4
Red Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 0—4 6 3
Heavener 2 0 1 0 2 4 x—9 7 1
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Vian gets a big effort from freshman Javyn Wright in the Wolverines’ 31-0 win at Heavener