CPHS Football Preview: No. 11 Sandites travel to No. 4 Muskogee Friday

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The Class 6A No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School varsity football team (2-2, 1-0) will have a tough test Friday when they travel to undefeated No. 4 Muskogee (4-0, 1-0). The Sandites and Roughers will kick off at 7:00 p.m. in the Indian Bowl.

The Indian Bowl is located at 402 North S Street, Muskogee, OK 74403 on the campus of Alice Robertson Junior High. The visitors’ side is located on North Utah Street. The 6,500-seat stadium was built in 1939 for $100,000. General admission tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Things to do in Muskogee…

Honor Heights Park
1400 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK 74401

Three Rivers Museum
220 Elgin Street
Muskogee, OK 74401

Five Civilized Tribes Museum
1101 Honor Heights Drive
Muskogee, OK 74401

Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
401 South 3rd Street
Muskogee, OK 74401

War Memorial Park
3500 Batfish Road
Muskogee, OK 74403

Thomas Foreman Historic Home
1419 West Okmulgee Avenue
Muskogee, OK 74401

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 3-7 season but prior to that was riding a program-best six straight years of playoff appearances. They are 65-69 (.485) under thirteenth-year Head Coach Dustin Kinard. The Sandites own one gold ball, from 1966, and made their last State Finals appearance in 2015.

Muskogee went 6-5 last season, falling 48-13 to Stillwater in the first round. They are 30-26 (.535) under sixth-year Head Coach Rafe Watkins. The Roughers have three State titles (1986, 1950, 1948).

Muskogee won the first twenty meetings between the two schools, then Sand Springs went on a six-year win streak from 2011-2016. The Roughers won the past two meetings and lead the series 22-6 with an average score of 29-17. Muskogee has shut out the Sandites three times, and has been shut out once.

1953: Muskogee 20-0.
1954: Muskogee 40-12.
1955: Muskogee 24-6.
1956: Muskogee 7-0.
1957: Muskogee 34-6.
1958: Muskogee 12-0.
1959: Muskogee 40-14.
1960: Muskogee 14-5.
1961: Muskogee 38-6.
1994: Muskogee 20-14 (OT).
1995: Muskogee 28-6.
2002: Muskogee 38-12 (A).
2003: Muskogee 37-14 (H).
2004: Muskogee 27-6 (Homecoming).
2005: Muskogee 47-25 (A).
2006: Muskogee 57-21 (H).
2007: Muskogee 49-21 (A).
2008: Muskogee 39-37 (H).
2009: Muskogee 37-29 (A).
2010: Muskogee 44-14 (A).
2011: Sand Springs 7-3 (H).
2012: Sand Springs 40-28 (A).
2013: Sand Springs 39-14 (H).
2014: Sand Springs 13-0 (A).
2015: Sand Springs 34-10 (H).
2016: Sand Springs 26-25 (A).
2017: Muskogee 40-34 (Homecoming).
2018: Muskogee 45-27 (H).

Sand Springs led last year’s game 27-24 to start the fourth quarter, but the Roughers surged ahead with a 21-0 fourth quarter shutout. Joel Mackey was 15-104 rushing for one score and Trey Wilkerson was 7-34 for another. Caden Pennington was 5-14-80-0 passing with a 60-yard TD pass to Daren Hawkins, and was 12-55 rushing for another score.

This Season

Sand Springs fell 41-7 to Mansfield Summit (5-0) and 50-20 to Greenwood (4-0) but rolled 35-0 against Putnam City (1-3) and won 21-19 against Shawnee (1-3). The Sandites own the No. 9 offense, No. 11 defense, and No. 9 margin of victory in Class 6A-II.

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The Sandites average four points in the first period, seven points in the second and third periods, and three points in the fourth. The offense averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt, 10.4 yards per completion, 3.7 yards per carry, and 4.4 yards per play. They convert on 36% of third down plays and are 55% on fourth down. They score on 28% of possessions and 55% of red zone penetrations, and are 0-1 on two-point plays.

The Sandite Defense has held its foes to 7.4 yards per pass, 12.6 yards per completion, 3.6 yards per carry, and 5.5 yards per play. They have prevented scores on 66% of their foes’ possessions, and stopped 66% of third down attempts, 75% of fourth down attempts and 36% of red zone penetrations. Their opponents are 1-of-2 on two-point plays.

Sand Springs has struggled with penalties on all three sides of the ball. The offense is averaging 4-36 in penalties, defense is 4-53, and special teams are 2-27 for over 100 yards per game. The defense has given up nine first-downs this season on penalties.

Average Sandite Box Score
Points: CPHS 21, Opponent 28.
First Downs: CPHS 15, Opp 15.
Fumbles/Lost: CPHS 1/0, Opp 3/1.
Penalties: CPHS 10-114, Opp 13-114.
C-A-Y-I: CPHS 15-30-159-1, Opp 16-27-201-1.
Rushing: CPHS 35-127, Opp 28-101.
Offense: CPHS 64-286, Opp 55-302.

Muskogee won 43-7 against McAlester (1-2), 19-12 against Midwest City (1-3), 52-16 against Putnam West (0-4), and 47-6 against Ponca City (2-2). The Roughers own the No. 3 offense, No. 3 defense, and No. 3 margin of victory in the division.

Players to Watch

Sand Springs

#16 Ty Pennington, sophomore QB, 48-95-515-0, 7TD passing.

#11 Braden Foster, senior QB/WR, 13-24-121-2, 1TD passing. 3-23 receiving.

#6 Keaton Campbell, sophomore QB/WR, 19-205, 2TD receiving. 1-8 Punt Return, 4-94 Kick Return.

#3 Jacob Snodgrass, senior WR, 17-191, 3TD receiving. 5-29, 2TD rushing. 2-35 Kick Return.

#24 Trey Wilkerson, senior RB, 33-126 rushing. 5-33, 1TD receiving.

#1 Daren Hawkins, junior WR, 2-30, 1TD receiving.

#10 Blake Jones, sophomore RB, 41-210, 1TD rushing. 3-38 receiving.

#19 Alex Turner, sophomore RB/DB, 6-63, 1TD rushing.

#46 Zach Heinen, junior K, 11/11 PAT. Avg Punt 38, Avg Kick 45.

#15 Jerret Haley, senior DB, 29 tackles, 2-50 Interceptions, 3 breakups.

#48 Brooks Dudley, sophomore LB, 18 tackles, 1 breakup, 1 fumble recovery.

#56 Lane Webster, junior DL/OL, 11 tackles, 3-25 sacks.

#12 Bryson Chase, junior DB, 8 tackles, 1 interception, 4 breakups, one fumble recovery.

#43 Ethan Sartin, senior LB, 10 tackles, 1 interception, 1 breakup.

Muskogee

#2 Ty Williams, junior QB, was 5-13-63-1 passing with one TD against Ponca, and was 2-36 rushing for two TDs.

#5 Jimmie Coleman, senior RB, ran 23-223 for two TDs against Ponca City.

#91 Devion Williams, senior DT, made three fumble recoveries against Ponca, including an 89-yard TD return.

#1 Kaunor Ashley, senior CB/WR, scored on a 22-yard fumble return against Ponca, and was 2-23 receiving.

#21 Jareed Hagerman, senior LB, recovered a Ponca City fumble.

#4 Jordan Bradley, senior WR, had one catch for a 38-yard TD against Ponca.

Sandite Resume under Coach Kinard (2007-2019)

Record: 65-69 (with three forfeited wins).
District Record: 42-41 (with one forfeited win).
Playoff Record: 4-7.
Home Record: 34-28.
Best Record: 8-3 (2012), went 7-5 in 2015 with two forfeited wins and one game canceled with an 18-7 Sandite lead due to weather. Sand Springs made the State Finals that season.
Worst Record: 1-9 (2010).
Highway 97 Rivalry Record: 9-3.
Best Offense: 38.8 PPG (2008).
Worst Offense: 22.4 PPG (2010)
Best Defense: 14.3 PPG (2015).
Worst Defense: 36.2 PPG (2010).
Shutouts: 5.
Biggest Win: 63-6 vs. Nathan Hale (9/5/2014).
Biggest Loss: 63-6 vs. Union (10/17/2013).