MacArthur Highlanders Trounce Chickasha Fighting Chicks 56-21
With only half of the regular season left to play, the MacArthur Highlanders took to the road this past Friday night traveling to Chickasha to take on the fighting Chicks.
The Highlanders took the opening drive and moved the all the way down to the Chicks 10-yard line, but the drive stalled out and the Highlanders had to settled for a Chris Pauley 20-yard field goal and a 3-0 early lead.
Big Mac continued their success and scored on the next three possessions with scores from West, Henderson, and Finkley to go up 23-0.
The fighting chicks found their way into the end zone for the first time in the meeting with 4:50 left in the half and put 7 points on the board. The Highlanders soon answered with points of their own from a Collins to McKnight 11-yard touchdown pass and catch leaving the half time score at 29-7.
The fighting chicks lived up to their name with two more scores, one in the 3rd quarter and another to start the 4th, closing the gap to a score of 36-21. The wind of momentum came out of Chickasha’s sails with 9:46 left in the contest when a fumble by the fighting Chicks was scooped up by Mac’s Henderson taking it all the way in for a touchdown to give the Highlanders a little cushion with a 43-21 lead.
Big Mac never looked back scoring two more times, both from Running back Devon Finkley. The final score of the game: 56-21.
After Friday night’s win, the Highlanders go to 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in the District.
Next up for the Highlanders is a short week hosting their district rival the Duncan Demons on Thursday for a fall break contest at Cameron Stadium.
Drop back by in the week to preview this storied match-up.