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Great Balls of Fire: Otey and Alcorn lead 'Horns to 66-8 first half rout of Cyril

After mercy-ruling Life Christian 47-0 in their season-opener, the Cyril Pirates were riding high when they came to Alex on Sept. 12. The boys in blue played hard but were overwhelmed by the mighty Longhorns from the first snap. Senior Jacob Otey was a constant threat on both sides of the ball, destroying the Cyril offense in his defensive role and then staying on the field to catch passes for touchdowns. Junior QB Dalton Alcorn lead the offense well and repeatedly bulldozed through the Cyril defensive line for touchdowns of his own. The added efforts of Juniors Kyler Thornburg, Dalton Hefner and Koda Jackson, Senior Christian Slaughter, Sophomore Brant Hines and many others helped the 'Horns reach pay dirt on almost every possession, ratcheting the score up to 44-0 at the end of the FIRST QUARTER!

Cyril's only touchdown came on a Longhorn fumble in the second quarter but the Pirates were otherwise pinned down in their own territory. Coach Brand put this match to bed early, marking his first mercy-rule victory of the season.

See game stats on the High School Football page.

Otey Cyril Alcorn Cyril
Left: Otey sends the Cyril ball carrier skyward with a big tackle. Right: Alcorn runs for the touchdown!

Hefner Cyril
Junior Dalton Hefner scoops up a Cyril fumble.

Game highlights

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Oklahoman's inaugural 2014 High School Football poll ranks Longhorns #4 statewide in Class B

The top 10:

1. Laverne, 0-0 (1)
2. Pond Creek-Hunter, 1-0 (2)
3. Davenport, 1-0 (3)
4. Alex, 1-0 (4)
5. Dewar, 1-0 (5)
6. Seiling, 1-0 (6)
7. Garber, 1-0 (7)
8. Keota, 1-0 (8)
9. Allen, 1-0 (NR)
10. Maysville, 1-0 (10)

Undefeated Allen Mustangs will bring Longhorns toughest test so far

Next up for High School Football are the Allen Mustangs at Allen on Sept. 19. In Alex's first away game of the season, they will face an undefeated Allen team ranked 9th overall in Class B. Allen opened the season with a big win against Wetumka and then shut out Macomb, 48-0, on Sept. 12.

Fast Pitch has fairly even record as season winds down

Selzer Wayne
The only Alex girl on the school website this week, Clair Selzer is shown here making the stop and throwing the runner out at first as Alex took on Wayne on Sept. 11. Longhorn Fast Pitch is 8-10 with six regular season games remaining before District playoffs begin on Sept. 25. Senior Night is slated for Sept. 22 when Alex will play Riverside at home. BE THERE!!

The Softball page has been updated with all game results and a corrected schedule for the season.

Alex junior 4-H livestock judging team takes first place

Judging
The Alex junior 4-H Team - Cooper Shebester, Cooper Boatwright, Nik Venable and Carson Mainka - took first place honors at the Oklahoma State Fair Livestock Judging Contest last week. The team is shown here with representatives of the contest.

CONGRATULATIONS, LONGHORNS. YOU DID WELL!

Jr. High Football goes 2-0 with defeat of Cyril

Craddock Cyril
The Jr. High Longhorns defeated Cyril 20-6 on at Cyril on Sept. 8. Above, Tony Craddock easily escapes the Cyril defense.