High school notebook: Fox Sports Plus to air Saturday's title games

Action starts 7:30 p.m. Friday when Norman North and Jenks play for the Class 6A state championship
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: November 26, 2012
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Because of conflicts with Oklahoma City Thunder and Big 12 football games, the Class 6A-4A state championship football games will air live on Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus Friday and Saturday from Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

Norman North and Jenks meet for the Class 6A title game at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Clinton and Anadarko play in the 4A finals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and the 5A title game between Carl Albert and Tulsa East Central at 7:30 Saturday night.

Al Jerkens (play-by-play), Rod Thompson (analyst) and Steve Marshall (sideline reporter) will call Friday's 6A championship. Marshall will serve as play-by-play announcer for Saturday's doubleheader with Thompson as analyst.

Fox Sports Oklahoma will televise an OSSAA Championship Spotlight special recapping Saturday's Class B final between Laverne and Pond Creek-Hunter, and the Class C final between Forgan and Tipton from Southwestern in Weatherford. Dates and times for the highlight show will be announced later.

Here are the Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus channel numbers across the state: AT&T U-verse 757 (1757 HD); Cox Communications-Oklahoma City/Tulsa 68 (715 HD); DirecTV 680 (680-1 HD); Dish 451 (Friday), TBA (Saturday); Fidelity Cablevision-Lawton 33; Pioneer Digital TV 113; Suddenlink-Stillwater/Cushing/Drumright 75; Suddenlink-Enid 73; Suddenlink-Muskogee 33; Suddenlink-Pauls Valley 2; Suddenlink-Perry 53; Suddenlink-Seminole 29; Tahlequah cable TV 55

ADVANCE CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS ON SALE

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released advance-purchase tickets for this weekend's Class 6A-4A, B and C state championship football games on Monday through its website, www.ossaa.com.

Adult tickets are $7 and student (K-12) tickets are $5.

DEFENSE KEY FOR CLINTON

Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins made headlines with his two touchdowns and 185 yards rushing in the Red Tornadoes' 40-22 Class 4A semifinal win over Ada on Friday night.

But it was the Clinton defense that came up with the biggest plays, forcing five turnovers against the Cougars.

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by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
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
Reporter
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 Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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