Hooker falls short in state bid

Tanner McBee carries the ball, Friday night at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. The Bulldogs fell to Crescent, 35-25 to end their season at 12-2. (Shawn Yorks/staff photo)
Staff Writer

The word ‘quit’ never once entered the Hooker Bulldogs’ minds, Friday night.

Even after the Crescent Tigers opened the Class A semifinal match with a 14-0 lead. Even after the Tigers had an answer to every Hooker touchdown and managed to stay just one step ahead.
Even after a Crescent punt gave the Bulldogs the ball with 2:24 left in the game, 99 yards to go, down by three points.

Not until Crescent’s Jacob Johnson intercepted a Donavan Yarbrough pass and returned it for a pick-6 did the wind finally go out of the Bulldogs’ sails, Friday night at Ranger Field. The touchdown ended Hooker’s season, 35-25.

See the full recap in the weekend edition.