(Perkins, Okla) - For a fifth straight year, the battle of Highway 33 goes to the Perkins-Tryon Demons, who handed the Cushing Tigers their first loss of the 2011 season at McIlvain Field in Perkins Friday night. The Demons won 30-22 in a game that saw the Tigers trying to tie the score on the final play of the contest.
Cushing led 14-12 at half time getting a 6 yard touchdown run from Dawson Myers and a 9 yard TD run from Blake Murray. The Demons also scored two touchdowns but missed the extra point kick on the first score of the game, and then a two point try on their next score.
The second half was mostly all Perkins-Tryon, as the Demons reeled off 18 straight points, a 33 yard Field goal and two touchdowns before the Tigers could answer back with a score with 1:30 remaining in the game.
Cushing got a touchdown pass from Murray to Myers, and a two point conversion on another pass from Murray to Myers. The Tigers attempted an onside kick, but the ball went out of bounds, and the Demons tried to kill the clock. But Cushing used it's time outs, and the defense was able to get the ball back with only 26 seconds remaining and no time outs left. Cushing picked up two first downs on their last drive, advancing the ball to mid-field, but Blake Murray's desperation pass was intercepted on the final play of the game to preserve the win for Perkins-Tryon.
Cushing falls to 2-1 on the season, and The Demons also go to 2-1 on the season, their first home win of the season.
Cushing will host the Harrah Panthers at Faye O'Dell Field next Friday at 7:30.
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