Woodward Comeback Falls Short. Drops Home Opener to Elk CIty

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After coming back to beat the Clinton Red Tornadoes for the first time in 23 years in Week 1, the Woodward Boomers had a chance to complete another comeback, but came up short in the final minute, losing 28-17 to Elk City at Boomer Stadium this past Friday.

Junior quarterback Kole Marlatt picked up his first passing touchdown, as he connected with junior tight end Eddie Montes to start the scoring. The reception was Montes’ first touchdown of the early 2017 season.

Elk City’s Chipper Skelton ran for two touchdowns in the first half. The first a 1-yard run and a 9-yard carry to put the Elks ahead at halftime.

On his first field goal attempt this season, senior kicker Jackson Shirkey converted on a 32-yard attempt to get Woodward within four points of Elk City.

Skelton then struck through the air on a catch and run to wide receiver Dijuan Bradford that went 80 yards for a touchdown, putting the Elks further ahead 21-10.

Senior running back Slaydn Covalt picked up his second touchdown run this season on a 5-yard carry in the fourth quarter to make it a 21-17 game.

With 1:01 left in the game, Woodward had a 4th and 6 from the Elk City 28. A pass from Marlatt was intercepted by cornerback Cooper Rogers, who took it back for a touchdown, putting the Elks up 28-17, and the game out of reach.

Woodward is 1-1 this season and will wrap up non-district play this Friday as they host Weatherford, who beat Piedmont 9-6 this past Friday.

Pregame begins at 6:35pm, with kickoff at 7pm on Z92, 92.3 FM and z92online.com



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Sean Gallagher