Aggies Lose in Season Finale, 49-17
by Scott Puryear of Aggie Sports on 11/5/05
Goodwell, OK – In their final game
of the season, the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies lost to
Truman State, 49-17, here on Saturday. Truman held a 28-10
lead at the half.
There were many high points for the Aggies,
and several came from their All-American defensive back,
Jeborric Evans. In addition to a solid defensive game (11
tackles), Evans was “Very
Special” on special teams. The 6’0, 200-pound senior
made an acrobatic block of a Truman field goal attempt and
later came very close to taking a kick-off “to the house.” The
pack caught up with him after he’d traveled 58 yards,
but on the way, he delivered a straight arm that decked a Truman
player. Another time, a Truman runner challenged Evans straight
up and was body slammed to the turf.
Hershel Alfred, an All-Independent Football Alliance selection
last year, was devastating from his defensive end spot. The
junior had six tackles on the day, including FOUR quarterback
Another senior, Jeff Cornwell, hauled in four Brandon Warner
passes for 65 yards, one a nifty 25-yard touchdown. The always
dependable Aggie running back, David Daniels, pounded out 107
yards in 14 carries, including a touchdown.
Linebackers Ranoaldo Davis and Clifford Dean each had 12 tackles
and Leon Paul made a great interception for OPSU (1-10 on the
season). Shane Black also had a nice 24-yard punt return.
After the game, Aggie head coach Kyle Davis said he saw a
great many positive things. He praised the hard working Daniels
(a junior) and cited freshman quarterback Brandon Warner for
his courage and talent. Both Daniels and Warner will cause
more trouble for opposing teams next season.
Davis also cited the hard work and improvement
of 240-pound center James Wallace, a 6’4” freshman
from Canyon, Texas.
The game was sponsored by Epic Touch and eleven Aggie seniors
led the team onto the field prior to the opening kick-off and
were introduced to the crowd. The hardworking student athletes
honored were James Stephens, Black, Jeff Holman, Lonnie Long,
Evans, Dean, William Hackney, Austin Hawkins, Jared Burris,
Cornwell and Gary Hendricks.