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High school notebook: Anadarko knows rematch will be tougher

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: November 28, 2012
/articleid/3732792/1/pictures/1895334">Photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Anadarko running back R.J. Sink on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in Anadarko, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Anadarko running back R.J. Sink on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in Anadarko, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

“They enjoy it, and we like being able to put on a show for them,” Nault said. “They'll be able to go to Norman, probably get something to eat and head straight to our game that night. It's pretty cool.”


Several of Tipton's key players are currently questionable for the Class C state title game against Forgan at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Weatherford.

“We got a lot of guys banged up right now,” Tipton coach Jim Kerbo said. “We are down to two healthy running backs. It's part of the game this time of year. Stuff starts to mount up on you.”

Linebacker Tyler Vossen, who spearheads a stout Tiger defense, is among the group of Tipton players who are nursing injuries. Running backs Bryant Flores and Antonio Legya are also questionable for the state title game, but starting tailback Josh Torres is healthy.

Tipton defeated Sharon-Mutual in the Class C semifinals Friday night, 28-20, and it was the first meaningful points allowed by the Tigers' defense this season.

Tipton, which only has four seniors, has posted 11 shutouts. The Tigers had allowed only eight points all season before the semifinals. Duke scored eight points against the Tigers in Week 5 after trailing 50-0.

“We've got a bunch of guys that run pretty well and tackle pretty well,” Kerbo said.

That will be very important against Forgan on Saturday, he said.

“They are really an athletic bunch,” Kerbo said. “They are a super group of athletes. They are kind of like us, not very big.”

Kerbo is seeking his second state title at Tipton, the first coming in 1997. The school is seeking its third state championship overall, also winning the crown in 1952.

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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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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