High schools: Harrah's Greg Willis expected to take Purcell football job

Pending board approval, Willis would replace Shannon Watford, who left to take an assistant coaching position at Del City.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: June 9, 2013
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Harrah football coach Greg Willis is expected to be named the football coach and athletic director at Purcell at a board meeting Monday night.

Willis has coached Harrah for the last six years, going 27-35 during that span. The Panthers were 1-9 last season after back-to-back playoff appearances, though five of the losses came by seven points or less.

Willis would replace Shannon Watford, who coached the Dragons for one season, going 4-6. Watford left to take an assistant coaching position at Del City.

NEWCASTLE WILL HOST ALL-STATE SOCCER

The Oklahoma Soccer Association will hold its All-State games beginning Thursday at Newcastle High School.

The Class 4A teams from the East and West will start the event Thursday with the girls game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8.

The Class 5A games will be played Friday and 6A games Saturday at the same times.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children below school age are admitted free.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT PRICE FAMILY

Cody Price played four years of basketball at Marlow High School, so it seems fitting that the alumni would use a basketball tournament to raise money for Price and his family.

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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
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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