The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys football team will go on the road one last time for the regular season to take on the East Central Tigers in Ada, Oklahoma on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. Last weekend, the Wonder Boys broke a long standing offensive record after a 66-10 win over the Northwestern Oklahoma Rangers, which gave the Wonder Boys their most points scored in a game since 1961.
The Wonder Boys, 6-2 in Great American Conference play, will take on the Tigers, 2-6 in GAC play. After the win on Saturday and a loss from Southeastern Oklahoma, the Wonder Boys are in a fourway tie for 1st place. The Tigers are tied for 10th in the GAC.
The Wonder Boys offense continued to show their weapons after racking up seven touchdowns and 563 yards of total offense. The Wonder Boys defense improved from previous weeks, holding the Rangers to only 10 points and 267 yards of total offense.
The Wonder Boys struck first and fast, after a 3-play drive ended with a 53-yard pass from Ty Reasnor, from Cashion, Oklahoma, to Tevin McKenzie, from Mobile, Alabama, to make it 7-0. Reasnor was 16 for 26 on passing with 257 yards and two touchdowns. The Rangers fired back late in the first quarter putting three on the board after a 26-yard field goal to made it 7-3.
The Wonder Boys took to the air again after a pass from Reasnor got to the hands of McKenzie on a 29-yard gain for the touchdown, making it 14-3. McKenzie ran it in on a 6-yard play, making it 21-3 after a 7-play, 55-yard drive. The Wonder Boys defense got another big play after a fumble recovery from Harrison Lester, from Clinton, turned into a 38-yard touchdown, making it 28-3. K.J. Reid, from Texarkana, led the defensive effort with 10 tackles. The Rangers put their only touchdown on the board after a 21-yard pass made it 28-10.
Reasnor gained some yards on the ground, as he rushed in for the touchdown, leaping over a defender to get the score. The Wonder Boys gained three more touchdowns on the ground as they scored on productive drives. The Wonder Boys had five different runners score a
rushing touchdown. Eric Perez, from Green Forrest, kicked a 29-yard field goal to end another drive. To put the final points on the board for the Wonder Boys, Braden Stringer, from Blanchard, Oklahoma, used some quick footwork and good blocks for a 77-yard punt return.