Oklahoma Bible blanks Turpin 13-0 on rainy night
Friday, 22 October 2010 15:10
By JASON EPP
• Daily Leader
TURPIN, Okla. — With the Cardinal offense struggling to move the ball against the Oklahoma Bible, the Cardinal defense had kept the game within reach at 7-0 late into the fourth quarter. But with OBA’s Aaron Beagley, who had pounded for short gains all night, busted through the Turpin defense on fourth and inches and found daylight and the endzone to give the Trojans a 13-0 victory.
Turpin had stopped OBA on downs on the previous drive just outside the two after OBA had taken over at the Cardinals’ 35. They had also caused Trojan fumbles to the two previous drives.
But OBA’s defensive line controlled the game and forced three-and-outs on Turpin’s first eight drives. Turpin did not have a first down until the game’s final drive.
The Trojans got the only score they needed midway through the second quarter after a 13-play, 57-yard drive that took five minute and thirteen seconds of the clock. The drive was help when Turpin's Payton Eggers sacked OBA quarterback Chris Kuykendall for a loss, but was called for a 15-yard facemask that gave the Trojans a first down at the Turpin 31. OBA took the 7-0 lead into halftime.
Penalties also cost Turpin the chance at offensive momentum on several occasions, on a night when nothing offensively was going to come easy.
OBA threatened to score early in the fourth with a first down at the Cardinals’ 23. But Matt Mendoza busted through and tackled Beagley for a 7-yard loss. Two straight incompletions gave the appearance that Turpin had stopped the Trojans. But a controversial facemask gave the Trojans another first down by penalty at the 15.
Beagley looked to have his second TD of the game, but was stripped just short of the goal line and Javier Alvarez jumped on the loose ball at the one.
Turpin was finally able to move the ball on their final drive of the night, but not before the 40-mile-per-hour gust made their presence known.
After Clinton Toney's kick return set the Cardinals up at the 41. Bradley Kinser looked to pass to the right, but the heavy gust made the ball take a sharp right turn and lofted it into the stands. The Cardinals decided to go back to the ground and Matt Mendoza ran on nine consecutive plays that left the Cardinals with fourth and short at the Trojans 16. But a reverse to Toney came up just short of the first down, and the Trojans ran out the final 1:19.
Turpin falls to 3-2 in district play and 5-3 overall, while OBA improves to 3-2 in district play and 6-2 overall. Turpin will travel to Mooreland (2-3, 3-5) next Friday.
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