OKLAHOMA CITY – High school football is underway throughout the state of Oklahoma and that includes the eight high schools within the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
Throughout this football season, OKCPS will be selecting one game to serve as the “MetroTech OKCPS Game of the Week” featuring at least one school from the district. Last Friday, Douglass and Star Spencer laced it up for the annual “Power Bowl” which served as the first “Game of the Week” of the season.
Pleasant weather and a booming crowd at Moses Miller Stadium were the catalyst for an unbelievable game between the Trojans and Bobcats. After a scoreless first quarter, Douglass finally broke the seal midway through the second when senior quarterback Gary Franklin connected with sophomore running back Tobias Braddy for a 75-yard touchdown to put the Trojans up 7-0. Douglass would take that advantage into the halftime break.
Star Spencer responded midway through the third quarter when the Bobcats’ Lehmantre Olds punched one in from the goal-line to put Star on the board. After a failed 2-point conversion, the Trojans held a one-point lead. Later in the fourth, Douglass’ Braddy found paydirt once again with a 16-yard touchdown to push the Trojans lead to 13-6.
Once again, the Bobcats weren’t going down without a fight as Star’s Tre Butler threw a beautiful pass to Olds to make it 13-12 with 3:42 to play. Star Spencer went for two to take the lead but the Trojans’ defense held strong as they played keep away in the final minutes to take the victory.
The Trojans’ Tobias Braddy was named the MetroTech OKCPS Player of the Game after rushing for over 100 yards on the ground with a pair of touchdowns (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Braddy also had an interception on the defensive side of the ball.
“I’m so proud of our guys and the way they battled.” said Douglass Head Coach Derrick Adams. “We have some kinks to work out, but I’m glad we were able to get a victory to start the season off on the right foot.”