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219-0 : Stigler vs Fort Gibson : September 26, 1924

In the 1923 season, Stigler lit up Wilberton 154-6 and the week before playing Fort Gibson in 1924, they downed Tahlequah 119-0. Stigler opened their 1924 season with 390 points in their first three games. Five Stigler starters played in all 3 games. Quarterback Harvey Pogue, fullback Joe Fuqua, end George Wadley, tackle Jennings McDaniel and halfback-end Leo Grace. Stigler finished the 1924 season 10-0 and scored 577 points.


In the Fort Gibson game, Stigler scored 33 touchdowns and had 21 conversions. Fort Gibson kicked off 13 times during the game and those kickoffs traveled a total of 472 yards. Stigler returned those 13 kickoffs for 518 yards. The Stigler News-Review calculated that Stigler gained “more than 2,500 yards” during the game. Here are some “official stats” from that night.


TEAM STATS

· Play-by-play account calculates to a total of 2,222 yards.

· Running plays : 48 rushes, 788 yards and 17 touchdowns.

· Passing plays : 12 completions, 332 yards and six touchdowns.

· Interceptions : 3 picks, 71 yards and three touchdowns.

· Kickoff and Punt returns : 27 returns, 829 yards and four touchdowns.

· Fumbles : 1 recovered touchdown in the Fort Gibson end zone.

· Two touchdowns are unaccounted for.

· Scoring by quarters : 47 – 59 – 54 – 59


According to the National Federation of High School Sports Record Book, 219 points in a game is the third most points ever scored in an 11-man high school football game. The most? 256 by Haven Kansas in 1927.

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