STILLWATER - Willie Zackery scored on Woodland's first play in overtime to give the unbeaten and top-ranked Cougars a 6-0 victory over Stratford on Saturday night in the Class A state championship game at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Stratford, which entered the game unranked and finished with a 12-3 record, had the first possession in the extra period. However, two quarterback keepers by Chase Chamberlain netted 1 yard and his third-down pass was intercepted by Patrick Bartlett.
Stratford came the closest to scoring in regulation after a 36-yard interception return by Tommy Lawson gave the Bulldogs possession at the Woodland 33 in the second period. Stratford marched to the 10-yard line but lost the ball on downs at the 5.
Stratford had earlier lost the ball on downs at the Woodland 19, a third-quarter drive ended in a fumble at the Woodland 28 and turned the ball over on downs at the Woodland 16 in the final period.
Woodland, which finished 14-0, marched 62 yards in the third quarter but a procedure penalty led to four straight incomplete passes.
Woodland threatened twice in the fourth quarter. A 37-yard pass from Bartlett to Tracey Wilson ignited another 62-yard drive, but Woodland fumbled at the Stratford 21. Woodland had another chance when a personal foul on a punt return resulted in a first down at the Stratford 30. However, Zackery was dropped for a 5-yard loss and the Cougars turned the ball over on downs.
Woodland 6, Stratford 0
Woodland 0 0 0 0 6 - 6
Stratford 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
W: Zackery 10 run.
W S First downs 16 13
Rushes-yards 36-193 49-203
Passes 7-21-1 7-10-1
Passing yards 107 75
Punts-avg. 1-32.0 3-31.0
Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-yards 3-15 5-45
Rushing: Woodland - 12-90, Zachary 15-81; Stratford - Chamberlain 22-103, Ardery 20-101.
Passing: Woodland - Bartlett 7-21-1, 107 yards; Stratford - Chamberlain 7-10-1, 75 yards.
Receiving: Woodland - Wilson 2-46, Goodeagle 1-29; Stratford - Cosby 3-33, Lawson 3-31.
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[Editor's Note: This article was originally published on the Tulsa World Web site and is used with permission.] To watch a You Tube video of the Cougars' win Saturday, click here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-lnFXLz634