OKLAHOMA CITY – As the high school football season begins to wind down, OKCPS Athletics made its penultimate stop for the 2022 MetroTech OKCPS Game of the Week on Thursday night. This week’s matchup pitted the Southeast Spartans against the Shawnee Wolves in a 5A district battle on Senior Night for the home squad.
The Spartans simply dominated at Taft Stadium on their Senior Night, as they lit up the scoreboard en route to a 62-6 victory over the Wolves. Junior wideout LaDainian Fields got the party started on the first play of the game as he fielded the opening kickoff from his own 15-yard line, and took it 85 yards to the endzone to give Southeast the early 8-0 lead.
On their first offensive possession, Shawnee’s quarterback threw an errant pass that junior linebacker Chauncley Law jumped all over, as he picked it off and returned it 38 yards to the house to extend Southeast’s advantage to 16-0.
After the Spartan defense forced a quick three-and-out, Southeast’s offense turned up the heat. Junior quarterback Michael Graham Jr. connected with LaDainian Fields in the back of the endzone to make it 24-0, before junior running back Rodney Fields raced 51 yards to the goal-line a few minutes later to make it 32-0.
Southeast scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter as Graham Jr. tossed touchdown passes to Tae Bullock, Mi’Shawn Graham, and Fields. He finished the first half with four passing touchdowns while Fields had three total touchdowns as well (2 receiving, 1 special teams) and the Spartans took a 54-6 lead into recess.
The second half featured a running clock as Southeast was able to score one final time to extend it to 62-6, where they cruised from there.
Southeast senior tackle Joseph Nguyen was named the MetroTech OKCPS Player of the Game. “It all starts up front with this guy.” said Spartans head coach Matt Lane postgame. “He’s arguably the biggest leader on this team, and he truly represents what Southeast is all about. I’m thankful for all his hard work, and know he’s gonna succeed in every aspect of his life. We have one final game next week and we have an opportunity to end the season on a high note and build some positive momentum heading into next year.”