BIXBY, OK —
The Chouteau Wildcats knew that the Summit Christian Eagles were fast and athletic, and on Friday night at Summit Field in Bixby, they saw firsthand just how fast and athletic they were.
Summit QB Cameron Gilbert threw for 393 yards and five touchdowns, as they defeated the Chouteau Wildcats, 33-12. Gilbert tossed touchdowns passes of 93 yards, 31 yards, 73 yards, 40 yards and 59 yards.
Not helping the Wildcats were the turnovers. Chouteau put the ball on the carpet four times (losing three of them) and threw one interception on the night. Any coach will tell you, big plays and turnovers are always a recipe for disaster.
“They’re a good a football team and we made some mistakes,” said CHS head coach Mark Jones. “We just got to regroup, learn from our mistakes and regroup.”
The Wildcats racked up some impressive numbers of their own, with an extensive ground assault. Senior Austin Hershberger ran for 171 yards on 30 carries, while junior Garrett Grossman added another 159 yards and two scores. As a team, the 'Cats put up 339 yards on the ground.
Chouteau marched right down the field to start the game, going 58 yards in nine plays, all on the ground. However, Chouteau fumbled the football on the Eagles' 7-yard-line, giving the ball to Summit. The Eagles wasted no time, as Gilbert hit Haden Farrell for a 93 yard touchdown pass.
The Eagles scored 20 points off of Chouteau’s turnovers.
“You got beat by a good football team tonight, but don’t let this one loss dictate your season,” Jones told the team afterwards. “Learn from tonight, let’s move on to next week and get that 'W'.”
Chouteau falls to 1-1, while Class A No. 8 Summit improves to 2-0. Chouteau will travel to Porter next Friday night.