Oakville Tigers defeat Parkway South 43-7, run record to 7-0

Oakville football team plays Friday at Northwest in Class 6, District 1 Tournament

By STEPHEN GLOVER

The Oakville Senior High School football team shredded the Parkway South defense for 279 yards rushing in a 43-7 win over the Patriots Friday night.

With Oakville being the only undefeated Class 6 team in the area, Tigers head coach Arlee Conners knows his Tigers must not take any opponent lightly.

“We understand that we’re going to get every team’s best performance whenever we play them,” Conners told the Call. “We just want to go out there and play mistake-free football.”

Oakville (7-0, 4-0 Suburban West) has held its opponents to just 5.6 points scored in its last three games while the Tigers have averaged 29 points a game this season. The Tigers jumped out to a 7-0 lead with 8:32 left in the first quarter when senior running back Fred Walton scored on a 13-yard touchdown run. Walton pounded the Patriots for 158 yards rushing on 17 carries and two touchdowns.

“You can say a lot of good things about Fred,” Conners said. “He’s doing a lot of really good things that he just wasn’t able to do last year.”

Oakville extended its lead to 14-0 when senior running back Jamyron Norman scored on a 10-yard touchdown run with 2:58 left in the quarter. Norman carried the ball three times for 42 yards.

“Jamyron’s an explosive player,” Conners said. “We’re just trying to find more ways to get him involved in the game.”

Walton extended the Tigers’ lead to 21-0 when he scored on a 21-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left in the first quarter. Oakville’s offense showed no signs of mercy in the second quarter as Oakville quarterback Cody Terry scored on a two-yard touchdown run with 5:17 left in the first half. The senior quarterback completed one of two passes for nine yards and one interception while also carrying the ball two times for two yards.

“I’m sure that Cody would have liked the one interception back,” Conners said. “Parkway South’s coverage was way behind our receivers, so we took advantage of that.”

The Tigers recorded a safety on a bad Parkway South snap with 3:36 left in the second quarter, which was a precursor to junior Jourdan Riley’s 70-yard kickoff re-turn with 3:25 to play in the first half.

“That’s his third return for a touchdown,” Conners said. “The scary thing is that he’s still learning to play football.”

James Jones extended the Tigers’ lead to 41-0 on a four-yard touchdown run with 8:37 left in the third quarter. The senior running back carried the ball nine times for 39 yards.

The Tigers are back in action at 7 p.m. Friday when they travel to Northwest for the first round of the Class 6, District 1 Tournament.

Northwest (1-6, 0-5 Suburban West) is coming off a disappointing 14-7 loss at Marquette. The Lions are on a four-game losing streak.