(Hooker, OK)- The Turpin Cardinals lost a heartbreaker at home just a week ago to Okeene 7-6. Cardinals head coach Mario Mendoza said before the game that it goes to show that his team can play with anyone. Turpin bounced back nicely on Friday and defeated a young freshman oriented Hooker team 52-6.
Turpin opened up the game scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions. Sophomore Matt Mendoza scored two of the Cardinals’ three touchdowns in the first quarter with runs of one and five yards. Senior Kade Goodwin added the other on a 22 yard run.
The Cards added two more scores in the second quarter with Mendoza adding his third touchdown of the game on a one yard run, while senior quarterback Konner Hood had a 10 yard touchdown scamper to give Turpin a 35-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter Turpin again stayed in charge as on their first possession of the second half Hood capped off a two play 44 yard drive with a nine yard touchdown run. On the Cards next possession senior Rogelio Regalado missed a 46 yard field goal, but redeemed himself by making a 30 yarder moments later.
Hooker scored their lone touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter when freshman Joe Bean came in to play quarterback. Bean helped lead the Bulldogs on a 74 yard drive that lasted nine plays and was capped off by a nine yard touchdown pass from Bean to senior wide receiver Michael Wiebe.
Turpin added a score late in the fourth quarter when junior Stern Douglas added an 82 yard touchdown run.
Hood also forced two turnovers defensively in the game for Turpin.
Hooker is now 0-5 on the season and will play at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale next Thursday. Turpin is now 4-2 and will host Chisholm next Thursday.