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Bixby Athletics | 9/30/2018

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A tenacious defense, opportunistic offense and solid special teams play contributed to second-ranked Bixby’s 21-7 victory over top-ranked Booker T. Washington in a District 6AII-2 battle last Friday night at Lee Snider Stadium. The Spartans improved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in district play, establishing them- selves as the team to beat in the district. The Hornets fell to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the district, losing to a state team for the first time this season.
Bixby’s defense played one of its better games against a Hornet team that features talented, athletic players. BTW, which finished with six first downs, entered the game averaging 25.5 points per game but were limited to seven points for the second time this season. “We knew they had all the athletes on the field. I think every wide receiver for them has a D-1 offer,” said Bixby senior defensive back/wide receiver Cade Cavendar, who had six catches for 99 yards and one touchdown.
“We executed our defensive game plan tonight and the defensive line was phenomenal. They got to the quarterback all night. “It was really important since this is my senior year and after losing to them twice last year. I’m proud of the way we played …it’s a good win,” Cavender added. Booker T. was limited to 111 total offensive yards–114 passing and minus-3 rushing and averaged 2.4 yards per offensive play.
“I was proud of our guys, especially our defense. They have so much speed on the field, but we limited some of their big play-makers tonight,” Spartan head coach Loren Montgomery said. “Our defense has been playing well. “Offensively, we obviously struggled but we made some plays when we had to. It wasn’t glamor
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