East takes care of business early in Classic Bowl XXIX

Photo by Doug Self.

WOODWARD – In true Classic Bowl form, the game ball was delivered to Boomer Field in dramatic fashion by way of a helicopter with the Air Evac team landing on the 50-yard line. And then the drama was over.

It took less than a minute of game time for the East to assert itself on the way to dominating Classic Bowl XXIX.

The East scored on the first play from scrimmage and never looked back, winning the 2017 edition of the Classic Bowl, 41-18.

Cashion’s Matt Harmon hit Chisholm’s Mason McKee for a 66-yard touchdown strike to open the scoring for the East. Harmon and McKee shared the East MVP honors.

Harmon threw a second TD pass, this one to Dylan Teftt (Deer Creek-Lamont), later in the quarter and had a game-high 137 passing yards on the night.

The West got on the board once in the first half when Wheeler’s Holden Guest ran 42 yards in for the score. With 197 all-purpose yards, Guest was named MVP for the West.

But the East struck again quickly, this time on a 92-yard kickoff return by McKee immediately following Guest’s touchdown. McKee racked up 200 all-purpose yards.

South Barber’s Grant Cantrell threw a pair of touchdown passes for the East in the second quarter, one to Watonga’s Jack Lafferty and one to Ringwood’s Zach Bromlow.

The West did have a defensive highlight, as Levi Ware (Wheeler) grabbed a pick-six and took it 20 yards to the end zone.

CLASSIC BOWL XXIX

EAST     20  21  0  0   41

WEST     6  0  0  12   18

Scoring summary

1Q – 14:09 – EAST – Mason McKee 66 yard pass from Matt Harmon (Beaux Biggers kick)
1Q – 3:28 – EAST – Dylan Tefft, 9 yard pass from Harmon (kick failed)
1Q – 0:26 – WEST – Holden Guest 43 yard run (run failed)
1Q – 0:10 – EAST – Mason McKee 92 yard kickoff return (Biggers kick)
2Q – 10:41 – EAST – Dylan Siler 13 yard pass from Trevor Buckner (Biggers kick)
2Q – 5:51 – EAST – Jack Lafferty 17 yard pass from Grant Cantrell (Biggers kick)
2Q – 1:18 – EAST – Zach Bromlow 31 yard pass from Cantrell (Biggers kick)
4Q – 6:33 – WEST – Levi Ware 20 yard interception return (run failed)
4Q – 2:35 – WEST – James Mark 19 yard pass from Luke Vanderwork (kick failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing
EAST – Sam Walter, 3-34; Trevor Buckner , 3-19; Brock Elmore, 3-8; Jack Lafferty, 2-7; Mason McKee, 1-6; Grant Cantrell, 1-4; Nash Walker, 1-4; Matt Harmon, 1-1; Nick Berlingeri 2 (-2).

WEST – Holden Guest, 10-86; Trey Allen, 4-21; Henry Torres, 5-15; Gage Porter, 3-13; Justin Custar, 4-13; Hunter Person, 2-11; Holton Hufstedler, 3-7; Luke Vanderwork, 5-6; Blake Keith, 4-2; Lane Fanning, 2-1; Alex Jimenez, 1-(-2); Lawson Luetters, 3-(-5)

Passing
EAST – Matt Harmon, 6-8-137-2; Grant Cantrell, 5-6-101-2; Trevor Bucker, 4-5-448-1; Derek Halcomb, 3-4-14; Todd Sander, 2-3-9

WEST – Trey Allen, 7-11-98; Luke Vanderwork, 3-8-51-1; Gage Porter, 1-4-54; Holden Guest, 1-3-26

Receiving
EAST – Sam Walter, 3-56; Mason McKee, 2-102; Logan Long, 2-35; Jack Lafferty, 2-22; Brock Elmore 2-(-3); Zach Bromlow, 1-31; Parker Payahsap, 1-15; Dylan Siler, 1-13; Chris Fawfaw, 1-10; Austin Shklar, 1-9; Dylan Tefft, 1-9; Brogan Sears, 1-7; Jevan Overton, 1-6; Nash Walker 1-(-3)

WEST – Jovan Ochoa, 8-106; Blake Keith, 2-32; Holden Guest, 1-22; James Mark, 1-19

Defense
EAST – Tackles: Jack Lafferty 9, Grant Cantrell 7, Nick Berlingeri 7, Garrett Hodgden 5, Ethan Harzman 5, Dakota Copenhaver 5, Jevan Overton 4, Beaux Biggers 4, Tommy French 4, Jarrett James 3, Nash Walker 3, Gabriel Delgado 2, Todd Sander 2, Trey Bown 2, Brandt Franks 2, Sam Walter 2, Riley Williams 2, Parker Payahsap 1, Brock Elmore 1, Austin Shklar 1, Dylan Siler 1, Cole Shuck 1, Dusty Nagel 1, Jack Suntken 1, Blake Rayner 1.

WEST – Tackles; Tracer Raven 5, Holton Hufstedler 5, James Mark 4, Brett Custer 4, Thomas Konkel 3, Trenton Swenn 3, Wayne Gravitt 3, Levi Ware 3, Nick Green 3, Riley Kokaly 2, Chris Washington 2, Tanner Hurst 1, Hunter Person 1.