In 1980, no team was as dominant in high school football as Davis.
Going into the Class A semifinals against Hobart that season, the Wolves had won 28 consecutive games, running the wishbone offense they still run more than 30 years later.
“We had the wishbone going on, but they ran it better,” Brad Calip, then the quarterback at Hobart, said. “It was a knockdown, drag-out kind of a game, but we came out on top.”
Calip led Hobart to a 28-21 win in that game, then to a state championship a week later with a win over Morris, 35-7.
Calip was later honored as The Oklahoman's Back of the Year.
In observance of the 100th edition of The Oklahoman's All-State football team later this month, the newspaper is recognizing players from the previous 99 teams.
Hobart's offense was dominated by the Calips that season.
Brad accounted for 2,147 yards of total offense, brother Bryant was the team's top running back and cousin Neal played tight end.
That time at Hobart under coach Mike York planted the seeds of a coaching career in all three.
“I was under great leadership with coach York,” Brad said. “He's a guy that was a mentor and a father figure and he taught me to do the right thing.
“When you're a small-towner in Hobart, you can either play sports and guide yourself in the right direction or you can go the other way. I learned so much there.”
After a college career at East Central that eventually saw him become the first non-Division I player from Oklahoma inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Calip's playing career ended, but he quickly started coaching.
Even as he was playing in the Arena Football League in places like Pittsburgh, Tampa and Cincinnati, Calip was coaching the running backs at Ada High School.
After one year of serving as the head coach at Tulsa Kelley, Calip moved up to the college ranks, coaching running backs at the University of Tulsa.
Two years later, Calip moved back to high school at Tulsa Union.
Since 2009, he's been at Jenks for his second stint with the Trojans.
Jenks won the Class 6A state title earlier this month.
Brad's son, Braden, was a senior on that team.
Bryant is on the staff as well, coaching the cornerbacks for the Trojans.
“To be on the same staff with my brother now and to win it with my son playing was awesome,” Brad said. “I won it my senior year, and to have him finish his high school career the same way was unbelievable.”