Aggies Fall to Southwestern Oklahoma, 33-14
-by Scott Puryear of Aggie Sports on 09-13-06
Goodwell, Okla. — On Saturday night, the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggie football team played well against a tough opponent from the rugged Lone Star Conference – Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Though SWOSU jumped out to a fast 20-0 lead, the Aggies fought hard to stay in the game, eventually won by SWOSU 33-14.
It was the annual EPIC PCS football game, and nearly 1,200 enthusiastic fans enjoyed the night.
The first quarter ended with the Aggies trailing 20-0. However, a nice drive engineered by OPSU quarterback Brandon Warner led to a two yard TD plunge by Steven Boone, and the score stood 20-7 with 12 minutes to play in the second quarter.
SWOSU scored again near the end of the first half and the teams went to halftime with OPSU trailing 26-7.
The second half was good, hard nosed college football with SWOSU picking up a third quarter touchdown, and OPSU’s David Daniels smashing over for a one-yard score in the fourth quarter. When all was said and done, SWOSU had picked up their second win of the season, this time by the 33-14 score. The Aggies fell to 0-3.
Boone led Aggie runners with 52 yards in 16 carries, Warner picked up 49 yards in 24 carries, and David Daniels picked up 27 carries in nine tries. Warner completed four passes for 71 yards, including a nice 54-yarder to Steven Jackson. Hard hitting linebacker Ranoaldo Davis was in on nine stops for OPSU, and Oakley Munson was in on six tackles.
Post game, OPSU coach Kyle Davis said he saw several bright spots in the contest, especially in the leadership of Warner as well as in the solid play of Ranoaldo Davis.
Prior to the game there was a Rotary barbeque hosted by OPSU president Dave Bryant and several guests were introduced at halftime. Also honored at the halftime ceremonies was Bob Boaldin, founder of EPIC PCS. Thanks to the patronage of EPIC PCS, the game was open to the public at no charge.
The Aggies will take next weekend off, and will be in Golden, Colorado in two weeks to face Colorado School of Mines.