He was not the only star of the evening, however. The Sandites offense recorded huge numbers and the defense made their way to the scoreboard for the second week in a row.
Ty Pennington had 14 of 18 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns, with 13 carries for 94 yards and two more touchdowns.
Jacob Blevins led the receiving body with five catches for 71 yards and one touchdown, and Ryan Shoemaker had three catches for 34 yards and two scores. Blake Jones had 23 carries for 138 yards and one catch for 45 yards. Brody Rutledge had three catches for 36 yards and also threw a 26 yard strike at Blevins.
Senior winger Landon Hendricks led the defense with seven tackles, including three for negative yards, two sacks, a deflection and a forced fumble. Hendricks has recorded three forced fumbles in the last two games, and two have been returned for touchdowns. This time it was Gabe Brown who picked it up and won over 75 yards for a 48-27 lead.
“What an incredible game,” said Sandites coach Bobby Klinck. “And then Gabe Brown picked this up, he looked like a dang running back and forth picking up this thing.”
However, Muskogee didn’t look like a team that had just achieved their first victory in two seasons. In their first sub-head coach Travis Hill, the Roughers appear to be heading in the right direction.