Grove’s first offensive snap of the game resulted in a 34-yard TD strike from quarterback Buck Maples to Tylor Leffel.

McLain quarterback James Davis Jr found receiver Darren Cotton for a 64-yard touchdown pass with just ten seconds left in the first quarter.

The GHS defense was the next unit to post points. Shaun Innocenti nailed Davis in his own end zone for the two points with close to four minutes left in the half.

The Ridgerunners added a late second half touchdown courtesy of a nine-yard run from Maples to make it 16-6, Grove, going into the lockers.

GHS posted two late third quarter scores.

The first was on a 14-yard run by Jarrod Leach with 4:25 left in the frame.

Bartley scored from three yards out roughly two minutes later to put GHS up 30-6.

The Titans responded with 12 unanswered points.

With just over a minute left in the third Davis hooked up with Rondale Boyd for a 51-yard touchdown reception.

With 9:02 left in the game Titan running back Anthony Evans scored on a rushing play from five yards out to pull McLain to within 12 points.

GHS responded with the final touchdown of the night, a 13-yard run from Bartley with 5:05 left to play, which secured the victory.

Grove (3-1, 1-1) will celebrate Homecoming Friday when the Vinita Hornets (2-2, 0-1) visit Ridgerunner Stadium.

McLain travels to Delaware County and to Bulldog Country Friday night to battle jay in their Homecoming contest.

Grove Ridgerunners vs Tulsa McLain Titans

Friday, September 25, 2009

Melvin Driver Stadium

GHS (3-1) 36, MHS (1-2) 18

    1    2    3    4    F

GHS    7    9    14    6    36

MHS    6    0    6    6    18

TEAM STATS

            GHS    MHS

RUSHING YDS    241    19

PASSING YDS    121    275

TOTAL YDS        362    296

TURNOVERS    2    2

PENALTIES        12-70    9-88

FIRST DOWNS    18    11

INDIVIDUAL STATS

PASSING    CMP    ATT    YDS    TD    INT

Maples        10    21    121    1    0

RUSHING    ATT    YDS    AVG    TD

Bartley        25    171    6.8    2

Maples        17    37    2.2    1

Martin        2    19    8.0   

Leach        1    14    14.0    1

RECEIVING    REC    YDS    AVG    TD

Martin        4    35    8.7

Carper        2    37    18.5

Leach        2    9    4.5

Leffel        1    34    34.0    1

Scott        1    6    6.0

KICKING    PAT    ATT    FG    FGA

Botts        4    5    0    1