Markley, who is also a track standout, later ran for 25 yards on a fake punt but lost a fumble on the play early in the fourth quarter. But the Warriors were able to hold off the Oilers from there.
“It was a great game. It took a whole team effort,” senior halfback/linebacker Kasten said. “We worked hard this whole week in practice. We knew this was going to be one of our tougher games and we’re glad we saw some really good competition. They were a great team.
“Our offensive line, it started with them. Then our backs made some cuts, great coaching, it was just an all-around good win.”
The Warriors will be seeking their first-ever back-to-back sectional titles next week at West Central and fourth all-time.
Roth said Whiting coach Cain complimented his squad after the game.
“He said he heard a lot about this team being one of my best. I told him we’re getting there. He said, ‘We’ve never played a team as physical as you guys.’”