OAKMAN — Sean Douglas rushed for three touchdowns, Bubba Odom threw a pair of touchdown passes and Oakman moved a step closer to locking up the No. 2 spot in the region with a 47-0 win over Carbon Hill at Hosea Collins Field on Thursday night.
Oakman needed 1:15 to score its first touchdown and the points kept coming the rest of the way as the Wildcats built a 27-0 halftime lead and coasted through the final two quarters.
The Wildcats (5-2, 4-1) have now won three games since dropping a 42-35 decision to Winfield.
“After that (Winfield) game, I was mad, they were mad. We were all frustrated,” Oakman coach Ryan Hall said. “The kids have come back and ran more, worked out more — done more of everything. We’ve worked harder the last three weeks — going back to the bye week — than we ever had.
“Our kids practice the right way. I think you get rewarded for that. Hopefully we keep that up, complacency will kill you.”
Douglas struck first for Oakman on Thursday night, scoring on a 6-yard run. Sam Smith added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Odom connected with Denzel Chatman for a 33-yard strike as the Wildcats pushed the lead to 13-0 with 8:09 left in the opening quarter.
Douglas added a 10-yard touchdown run at the 10:43 mark of the second quarter and Odom and Chatman hooked up for their second touchdown of the game, with a 20-yard pass, in the final minute of the half. for the 27-0 lead.
Kaedyn Marchbanks scored from 16 yards out in the third quarter and Douglas added his third score, from three yards out, later in the quarter for a 40-0 lead. Ryan Shephard scored on a two-yard run for the final touchdown of the day early in the fourth quarter.
“We came out fast. I was proud of the kids and the coaches. It was a great game all the way around by our team,” Hall added.
The game was also Oakman’s first shutout in Hall’s tenure with the Wildcats, which started last season.
Defensively, Oakman recorded seven sacks. Bubba Odom finished the game 8 of 11 passing for 121 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Chatman had five catches for 89 yards with two scores, Douglas rushed 11 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns while Marchbanks had eight carries for 109 yards and a score.
For the Bulldogs, Devon Daniel rushed 21 times for 124 yards. Cam DeJesus had seven total tackles and a fumble recovery while Josh DeJesus had an interception.
Oakman plays at Vinemont next week in a key Class 3A, Region 6 matchup while Carbon Hill (2-5, 1-4) gets a forfeit win over Tarrant.