Two players – Curtis Green and J.C. Buchanan – returned fumbles for touchdowns to lead the Chieftains (1-0) to a season-opening victory for first-year coach Jack Clark.
Houlka (0-2) was playing its first game after this week’s resignation of coach Rob Allen.
Green returned his fumble 78 yard to give Okolona a 25-0 halftime lead. Buchanan scored on a 60-yard recovery and run in the third quarter.
Dequin Babbit scored on a 12-yard run and Jay Collins added an 8-yard rushing score in the first quarter for the Chieftains. Jacobie Heard also caught a 43-yard TD pass from Tyson Eddie.
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