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High school football: Brennan Miyake, Tyler Gillaland expected back for Deer Creek

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 30, 2012

Elgin is expected to ask for the athlete to be reinstated at the Nov. 7 meeting of the OSSAA's Board of Directors. The school is also expected to propose self-imposed sanctions.

In that same session, Sequoyah-Tahlequah is expected to appeal the an OSSAA ruling on 12 of its players and coach Brent Scott.

The players won a temporary restraining order granting them temporary eligibility in last week's game against Hilldale and this week's game against Lincoln Christian ahead of the hearing. Scott was not covered by the restraining order and missed last week's game and will not coach this week.

Elgin's forfeiture was initially reported by The Piedmont Citizen.


Twenty state finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award were announced Tuesday.

The state winners — one male and one female — will be announced Nov. 5 and will compete for the national Wendy's High School Heisman in New York City on Dec. 7.

The female finalists are Edmond Memorial's Annah Baykal, Dale's Danielle Dockrey, Frontier's Jalissa Gum, Mustang's Emily Helms, Sulphur's Ashley Hughes, Cascia Hall's Jessica Nichols, Burlington's Tiffany Rieger, Timberlake's Kylee Severin, Lincoln Christian's Reagan Standridge and Mooreland's Kayla Wilson.

Male finalists are Muldrow's Dawson Floyd, Midwest City's Carlos Freeman, Mannford's Kaleb Furr, Fort Gibson's Jacob Gandara, Rejoice Christian's Kory Kemp, Lincoln Christian's Jordan Masterson, Broken Bow's Seth Neal, Kingfisher's Grant Newton and Keys (Park Hill)'s Johnathon Ozturk.


Just getting back to the playoffs would be a significant accomplishment at Star Spencer this season.

The Bobcats had only two wins — and two coaching changes — in the two seasons following their last playoff appearance, when they won the Class 4A state title in 2009.

But entering the final week of the regular season, the Bobcats even have a shot at a home playoff berth, should they be able to knock off Heritage Hall Friday night and get some help with a Newcastle win over Bethel.

Should the Bobcats lose to Heritage Hall, they're still in moderately good standing for a playoff berth, though it could come down to a points tiebreaker between them, Bethel and Newcastle.


Both stuck in a crazy four-way tie for third place in District 6A-4, each desperately needing a win, Mustang and Southmoore will fight for a potential playoff berth live on Friday.

The SaberCats host Mustang at 7 p.m. Friday, and the game will be broadcast live via NewsOK and

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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
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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