The Pryor Times

September 21, 2013

Wardogs end Tigers' streak at a baker's dozen

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

MIAMI, OK — For the first time in over a decade, a Miami football team defeated Pryor, as the 2013 Wardogs snapped their streak of futility and hit the Tigers with a 32-20 defeat Friday night.

Pryor held first half leads of seven and one points, and extended its lead to 20-12 on a 26-yard pass from quarterback Brennon Barth to Anthony Martinez in the third quarter.

The Wardogs scored on pass plays of 36, 48 and 32 yards in the third and fourth quarter to seal the comeback victory.

Turnovers were a key to the game, as the Tigers coughed up three fumbles and threw one interception, which Braden Hessee returned for a 45-yard score to give Miami its first lead of the game, a 12-7 edge in the second period.

Barth ran for 99 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns on the ground. His first run, a 3-yarder, gave Pryor a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. With 2:45 remaining before halftime, Barth scampered into the endzone from 45 yards out to give the Tigers a 13-12 edge.

Barth threw for 95 yards on 7-of-14 passing and a score. Matt McGouldrick carried the ball 17 times for 115 yards.

The win ended a nealry two-year losing streak for Miami, which hadn't won since October of 2011.

Now 1-2, Pryor will stay on the road Friday to open district play against Coweta. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.