High School Football: Roland rushes for over 400 yards in 60-28 win over Okmulgee
ROLAND — Roland High senior running back Javonte Youngblood rushed for a team-high 133 yards and three touchdowns on only seven carries as the Rangers combined to rush for 405 yards on 37 carries en route to a 60-28 victory over visiting Okmulgee in a District 3A-3 game Friday at Ranger Stadium.
Youngblood had touchdown runs of 27, 1 and 44 yards along with a 65-yard touchdown reception.
“I just told (the team) I got to turn up the notch and I got to help us get this win,” Youngblood said. “I just had to go out there and help my brothers.”
Roland came out on fire scoring touchdowns on their first five drives of the game.
Whether it was Youngblood finding the holes and racing to pay dirt or Logan Wolfe finding the tough yards through the middle, Roland’s ground game was on point.
Wolfe rushed for 106 yards on 14 carries including a touchdown while Colyn Tuck rushed for 81 yards on seven carries including two touchdowns to lead the Rangers.
“Coming into the game I knew they were going to be a lot faster than us,” Wolfe said. “So I knew I was just going to have to use my strength and my power to run through them. I just knew I had to step up and I feel like I did that tonight.”
Roland (2-4 overall, 1-2 3A-3) had Okmulgee (1-5, 0-3) quarterback Lewis Camacho under duress throughout the game and sacked the 6-foot-3 quarterback four times.
The Rangers intercepted Camacho three times including a 17-yard pick-six interception by lineman Chase Pyeatt on the first play of the second half.
“I had been talking all day about getting an interception actually,” Pyeatt said. “I remember telling people joking around and I remember when I got it I caught it and I wasn’t letting go.”
Paxton Pitts and Jackson Kemp had the other two interceptions for Roland.
Pyeatt also had 1 and 1/2 sacks on defense and had a 40-yard reception on offense.
Kendall Muncy had a fumble recovery for the Rangers.
“It was really good to come together as a team, it’s taken forever,” Pyeatt said. “Every game has been a learning experience and last game was a really good learning experience. I’m really excited to be apart of this team and have everyone together.”
Camacho threw for 393 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-31 passing but was intercepted on three times.
The Bulldogs ground game was nonexistent as the Rangers held them to negative-four yards rushing on 21 carries.
Roland led Okmulgee 34-6 going into halftime.
The Rangers didn’t throw it much — only five times — but of their three completions all went for 25 yards or more.
“We put all phases together and I’m just proud of them,” Roland first-year coach Waymon Potts said. “The offense executed very well and we had a lot more play-action which made it more successful.”
The Rangers maintained their composure after a fight ensued in the second quarter when several Okmulgee players went after a couple of Roland players.
Coaches from both teams sprinted on the field to try and break up the melee as quickly as they could.
The fight could’ve been much worse but Roland was able to hold things together and not have anyone kicked of the game opposed to Okmulgee who had multiple players get ejected.
“Held our composure and kept our attitude straight,” Youngblood said. “We made sure we went out and played hard, hustled and did everything coaches wanted us to.”
Okmulgee committed 14 penalties for 130 yards in the game.
This was the first game this season that the Rangers felt they came together as one.
“It was a great overall team win,” Wolfe said. “We executed very nicely and we composed ourselves throughout the game nicely.”
Roland will have their hands full this Friday when they host Lincoln Christian.
Lincoln Christian (5-1, 2-1) is coming off a 56-7 win over Webster.