Not only did Ponca City get their first win, 14-12, in a down to the wire, edge of your seat game, but they spoiled Bartlesville’s homecoming and brought home the Conoco Phillips trophy for the first time in 9 years. It was truly a team win as the defense shut out Bartlesville for almost three quarters and then had to clamp down and stop a two point conversation to preserve the victory. With spread offenses taking over the nation, this rivalry game looked more like an old school football game with both team’s running game taking the forefront. After both teams had to punt on their first two drives, the Wildcats would strike first on their third drive of the game as QB Justin Andrews would throw a fade into the end zone and WR Dalton Vogele would come down with it for a 29 yd td. Then the Ponca City defense would take over. The Bruins ran basically a wish bone offense out of the shotgun that the Wildcats D-line would control most of the night. DE’s Landon Hindman, Anthony Burris, Eric White and Nose guard Kenneth Wiggins and Josh Blodgett plugged holes and stopped ball carriers throughout the contest. One standout on the D-line was Lennox Sunneagle. The Sophomore seemed to be everywhere, making tackles, causing pressure on the QB and he scooped up a fumble for the first turnover. Sunneagle would also come up huge at the end of the game. The Wildcats would add to their 7-0 first half lead in the 3rd after the Sunneagle fumble recovery, PC QB Andrews would cap off a drive by scoring on QB sneak from 1 yd out to make it 14-0. Andrews, who came into the contest with only 35 yds on the ground, would finish with over 120 rush yds. Finally, with 32 sec left in the 3rd, the Bruins would get a score against the stout Wildcats defense on a 31 yd bubble screen TD catch for Bradley Crawford. After the TD though, the Bruins kicker would pull the extra point wide right. The Bruins QB Noah Sunday would also connect with Crawford in the 4th on a 6 yd slant pass making it 14-12. So Bartlesville would have to go for two to try and tie the game, but CB Lane Bristow would knock the 2-pt pass away leaving the score 14-12. Both Brady and Lane Bristow, along with Eli Wohl and Josh Fairbanks knocked down pass attempts all night. The game wasn’t over though as the Bruins would get the ball back with under two minutes to go, but their drive was stopped cold once again by Lennox Sunneagle who chased down their QB from the backside forcing him out of bounds on 3rd and long and on 4th down, Sunneagle would not be denied, getting a QB sack to secure the victory for the Ponca City Wildcats. This win was a total team effort as the Wildcats offensive line was making big holes for Andrews all game. Ponca City has never quit after some tough losses to start the season and they deserved to celebrated the win and bring home the Conoco Phillips trophy.