High school football: Football playoff games postponed until next week

With a winter storm expected to hit the state Thursday and Friday, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association didn't want to risk anything.
by Jacob Unruh Published: December 4, 2013

“We are here to help the OSSAA in any way we can,” OSU athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement. “If they want us to host the games, we are more than ready. If they think it better serves the participating schools to play at a different location, we completely understand. We commend the OSSAA for putting the safety of the student-athletes and their families and friends first.”

The Class B and Class C championships are now both slated for next Saturday at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

For some teams, they are looking at the postponements as a way to get some injured kids healthy.

But the coaches also hope the winter weather at least delivers some snow, making the decision even more correct.

“I understand what the OSSAA is trying to do,” Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said. “The unfortunate thing is weather is not an exact science. The bad thing would be come tomorrow or Friday, it would be very unfortunate if things ended up being not as bad as they were predicting and we end up not doing things when they very well could have possibly gone on.

“But I'm not going to gripe. There's nothing like playing football the whole entire first semester.”

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by Jacob Unruh
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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