Yukon battles Norman North in Homecoming


Andrea Vasquez

Starting Quarterback Brayden Dutton gets the ball as he begins to run a play for the offense.

On Sept. 17 Yukon took on Norman North this year for the Football team’s Homecoming game.
Before the game started, Yukon introduced the 2021-2022 Homecoming Court. Nominees for Homecoming for each grade were freshmen Ella Jacoby and Kenison Rogers, sophomores Ava Sherry and Aaron Heinen, and juniors Ava Griffin and Logan Troxell. Finally Seniors had three boys and three girls to represent the senior class. Boys included Lane Parks, Jack King, and Brayden Dutton. Representing the girl seniors were Ashlyn Davis, Taylor Henley, and Addison Bodine. The winners of Homecoming King and Queen that were announced before the game were Addison Bodine and Brayden Dutton.
“It was a crazy experience that I was grateful to have because I never thought I would’ve won Homecoming Queen,” Bodine said.
The winner for Homecoming King Brayden Dutton had a similar response as his partner Bodine.
“To get that kind of honor is something that didn’t even come up in my mind but I am still so grateful to hold the honor,” Dutton stated.
Now that the Homecoming King and Queen were announced the game was ready to commence. Head Football coach Marshall Hahn said that keys going into the game was to control the clock and establish a good run game.
The first quarter was a very great quarter on defense for the Millers as they only allowed the Timberwolves to score one touchdown by #14, Luke Freeland followed with a field goal conversion by #36, Will Sutherlin, ending the quarter 7-0 Timberwolves. Second quarter was more of the same except Millers were able to get on the board with #96, Gage Farha completed a field goal from 28 yards away making the score 7-3 Timberwolves with three minutes still remaining in the second quarter. The millers tried to get hold the Timberwolves to just seven points to end the first half but were unsuccessful as #13, Gavin Frakes completes a 22 yard pass to #18, Carbon Cabbiness with the extra point converted again by Sutherlin, ending the first half 14-3 Timberwolves.
“Coming into the second half we made some adjustments on our perimeter blocking to hopefully get our offense going,” Hahn said. “Defensively is a lot harder to adjust on as well because you are having to follow what the offense is going to do so we had some trouble on that end tonight.” Yukon started on fire in the second half offensively as they got their first touchdown of the game off of a 55 yard run by #3, Keaton Hahn with the extra kick conversion by #36, Christian Eldridge making the score 14-10 Timberwolves. Unfortunately it seems like the Timberwolves also got hot on that end as they scored two of their own touchdowns making the score 27-10 Timberwolves at the end of the third.
The fourth quarter it seemed like the Timberwolves figured out the Millers as they went on a run scoring 20 unanswered points in the fourth ending the game 47-10 Timberwolves.
“In terms of game plan I thought we did and we are just gonna keep trying to improve and perfect our defense and offense for our next game against Norman at home on September 24th,” Hahn said.