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High school notebook: Shawnee's Billy Brown gets win No. 150

With Shawnee's win over Ponca City, coach Billy Brown got his 150th coaching victory.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jason Kersey Published: September 16, 2012

Billy Brown didn't go into Shawnee's game against Ponca City thinking about getting his 150th head coaching victory.

“We just needed a win, period,” Brown said of the Wolves' 28-20 triumph. “It was a good win for us.

Brown's longtime assistant, Wayne Jackson, reminded him after the game that he had reached the 150 mark. The Wolves trailed 14-0, then 17-14 before pulling ahead for good behind sophomore quarterback John Jacobs, who accounted for more than 400 total yards.

“Once you think about it, it's cool to do it,” Brown said of his 150 wins spread over 17 years at Shawnee and Wewoka. “You think about some of the other guys who have done it and it's humbling.”

Brown got No. 150 on the same night Seminole's Mike Snyder got No. 300. Brown played and coached against Snyder-coached teams at Wewoka.

“He beat me a few times, both as a player and a coach,” Brown said with a laugh. “I know I contributed to his win total.”


Deer Creek senior linebacker Austin Loomis had a monster game in the Antlers' 45-14 win over Edmond Memorial on Thursday night.

Loomis had 30 tackles — 18 solo and a sack included.

Through three games, Loomis has 54 tackles.

Loomis spent Saturday on a visit to Tulsa after visiting Indiana earlier this month. Later this month, he has a visit scheduled for New Mexico.


Stillwater was among the surprises of the young high school football season. The Pioneers, despite losing several offensive stars, opened the 2012 season with wins over traditional powers McAlester and Midwest City.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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