With Christian Heritage Academy up 10-6 late in the fourth quarter against Wellston, CHA assistant Paul Blair was ejected for saying something to a Wellston player. CHA head coach John Merrell and Wellston head coach Lloyd Leep both said they do not know what was said. "I asked my kids after the game, and they weren’t sure exactly what Paul said to them,” Leep said. "They couldn’t fully make out what he was saying.” Merrell didn’t ask the officials exactly what Blair said, saying the officials were doing their job. "I talked to Paul after the game, and he was very contrite. It’s unfortunate this incident happened because Paul is such a great guy,” Merrell said. OSSAA director of officials Mike Whaley declined to comment. Whaley said the protocol is for one of the officials to notify him about the situation. Whaley will then conduct his own investigation. Blair, who starred at OSU and played for the NFL’s Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, could not be reached for comment and is the offensive line coach for the Crusaders.
Griffin out indefinitelyClinton’s chances at a Class 3A state championship have taken a hit with a leg injury to star running back Delans Griffin. Griffin, a Texas Tech commit, hurt his leg in the second game of the season. Coach Mike Lee said the staff did not know the extent of the injury until last week. "It’s tough to replace someone like him, but we’re going to have to try to bounce back,” Lee said. Lee said he is not sure how long Griffin will be out, but it will be at least a couple of weeks, meaning Griffin will miss the showdown with Tuttle in two weeks. Griffin’s replacement, Saul Pena, rushed for three touchdowns in a loss to Anadarko on Friday.
Mustang’s Irwin has broken handMustang senior left tackle Bronson Irwin broke his left hand in the first quarter of the Broncos’ 38-31 overtime win against Edmond Santa Fe on Friday night. He played the rest of the game with a cast and expects to play next week at Lawton. Irwin, an Oklahoma commit, also helped out on the defensive line Friday.
Tecumseh growing upIt hasn’t always been pretty, but it’s been effective as Tecumseh is off to its first 4-0 start since 2003. "We were so young last year, and we have that experience now,” coach Greg George said. "It’s been great team unity — understanding how to play together. It’s been someone different every week.” Tecumseh was down 20-0 to Noble in Week 1 before winning 21-20 and was down 20-6 to Harrah and won 21-20 in Week 3. Kyle Fowler ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in the Savages’ 28-13 win against Cushing. Tecumseh gets another test with Star Spencer next week.
Dutton does it againFor the second straight game, Guthrie quarterback Bryan Dutton accounted for four touchdowns. And for the second straight game, Guthrie came out with a win. Dutton, a freshman, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in a 28-14 win at Durant. The Bluejays scored 21 points in the second quarter and let the defense do the rest.
CHA assistant ejected