OKCPS athletics honoring veterans
Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor military veterans at all athletic contests for the week of Nov. 4-8. All veterans who show a valid military ID will be given free admission to events and will be recognized at halftime for their service to the country.
Veterans will be given free admission to the middle-school football championship games Tuesday night at Douglass, beginning with John Marshall vs. Northeast at 5:30 p.m. in the third-place game and the championship game between Millwood at Centennial at 7.
On Thursday, free admission will be available for the Altus vs. Capitol Hill game at Douglass, and the Centennial vs. John Marshall game at Star Spencer, both at 7 p.m.
Friday's 7 p.m. games include Crooked Oak vs. Northeast at Douglass, Del City vs. Southeast at Crooked Oak and Heritage Hall at Star Spencer.
YUKON'S PLAYOFF HOPES STILL ALIVE
The chances of Yukon making its fifth straight playoff appearance appeared to be dead after the Oct. 24 loss to Midwest City.
But with Lawton Eisenhower's upset of Putnam City North on Friday night, the Millers are still alive for the postseason.
There are several scenarios left to play out, with Midwest City, Edmond North and Putnam City North tied for second place in District 6A-3 with 4-2 records. But Yukon, at 3-3, has one fact to take care of: win.
The Millers host PC North on Thursday night. A win doesn't guarantee them a playoff berth, but it's their only shot. They would also need wins from Midwest City (vs. Moore) and Edmond North (vs. U.S. Grant).
LEXINGTON'S HOKETT REMAINS HOT
Lexington junior quarterback Kyle Hokett had another big game for the Bulldogs on Friday, throwing five touchdown passes and completing 15 of 28 passes for 358 yards in a 56-28 win against Konawa.
It marks the second game in three weeks that he's thrown five touchdowns, showing that he is finding his stride in his first season at quarterback and second year in the spread offense.
“This year he kind of made it a point that he was going to learn the offense and put the time in, and has done that,” Lexington coach Jeff Hall said. “He's doing a really good of grasping the offense. The good thing for us is six different people caught passes and three different caught touchdown passes.”
Senior running back Luke Gifford also rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns, as Lexington remained in the hunt for a home playoff game. The Bulldogs host Community Christian on Friday in a nondistrict game.