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High school football notebook: Edmond Santa Fe without center in win

Wolves center John Wynn suffered a seizure Thursday and was unable to play in Edmond Santa Fe's 53-37 win.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: September 22, 2012

“He has been pretty consistent all year,” Myers said of his junior quarterback. “He understands the system and what we are trying to get done and has done a good job.”


Pauls Valley got its first win of the season by defeating Purcell, 28-13, on Friday night.

The Panthers played a tough nondistrict schedule against Newcastle, Bethany and Lindsay.

“I knew it would prepare us for district play,” Pauls Valley coach John Inman said. “It showed us what we needed to fix. It was kind of a blessing in disguise.”

Inman also knew his Panthers had been playing well despite their record heading into district play.

“We didn't play very well in the first three games and weren't playing anywhere close to our potential,” he said “We knew if we could limit some mistakes and be more consistent, we could be a good football team. Fortunately, we did that against Purcell.”

J.C. Eyabi rushed for 168 yards on 33 carries and scored twice for Pauls Valley.

“We really played physical up front and were very aggressive,” Inman said. “We were able to burn up most of the third quarter and fourth quarter clock running right at them.”

The Panthers face another stiff test Friday night at Dickson, which is 4-0 for the first time in school history.

“We got a challenging week ahead,” he said. “The Purcell game is such an emotional game for our kids. It's such a rivalry game. We've got to make sure we give it its due respect but then move on to our next opponent.”


Scoreboard operators must've been the busiest people in the state during Week 4 of the football season.

Jenks' 82-7 win over Tulsa Edison was only the start of the wild week of scoring. Twelve teams in Class 5A and 6A scored 50 points or more, and six of those reached 60, including Guthrie, which had all 62 of its points by halftime against Guymon.

Games like Norman's 56-35 defeat of Mustang and Norman North's 66-27 blasting of Midwest City only registered as mildly intense on the scoring scale this week.

A pair of 5A games surpassed the 110-point total, with McAlester defeating Noble 70-42 and Tulsa Memorial beating Shawnee 77-37.

The smaller classes were just as potent, with games like Madill's 59-45 win over Plainview, Lindsay's 58-41 win over Hobart, or Summit Christian's 57-56 victory over Liberty.

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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