COACHES REACH MILESTONE WINS
Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers admits beating Heritage Hall for his 100th career win was special.
“Heritage Hall has a lot of tradition,” he said. “As far as I can remember, I don't think Kingfisher has ever beaten them at Heritage Hall.
“Anytime you can beat a team that has as much tradition and is as well thought of as Heritage Hall, if it's your first win or 100th win, it's pretty sweet.”
But Myers wasn't the only coach to accomplish a milestone last Friday.
Tuttle coach Phil Koons and Tipton coach Jim Kerbo each won their 200th game.
Koons' Tigers defeated Newcastle 28-25, while Tipton had its third consecutive shutout of the season in a 46-0 win over Mountain View-Gotebo for Kerbo's milestone victory.
HENNESSEY OFFENSE ROLLS WITHOUT HATCHEL
With the loss of senior quarterback Dylan Hatchel to a season-ending knee injury, Hennessey turned to junior backup Tony Mendoza during Friday's 38-14 win against Tulsa NOAH.
And the Eagles didn't really skip a beat.
“We definitely did not have the same opponent that we had last week, but it was a good buffer between the fact that we lost Dylan in the Kingfisher game and having that week off before we actually started our district next week,” Hennessey coach Rick Luetjen said.
Mendoza threw two touchdown passes, proving that he can handle the offense the rest of the way.
“We feel very confident,” Luetjen said. “Tony's a dynamic runner, he was our backup tailback and he was also working in the receiver spot because he was a guy we wanted to try to get the ball in his hands a little bit.
“Now we're in that gray area where we don't have another backup quarterback if he goes down, so we have to be somewhat careful how we use him.”
BETHANY'S DUKE HAS ANOTHER BIG GAME
Bethany junior quarterback Kyle Duke keeps improving.
He accounted for four more touchdowns for the Bronchos in their 45-27 win against Chandler.
“He has just kind of settled in,” Bethany coach Reagan Roof said. “He didn't play as well as we would have liked him to the first two weeks. He just looks a lot more calm and poised out there. He's seeing everything and making his reads both in the run game and passing game.”
Duke rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 15 of 21 passes for 148 yards and one TD.
NORMAN NORTH'S JOHNSON COMMITS TO OU, WINS TOURNAMENT
Norman North junior golfer Thomas Johnson had a busy few days last week.
On Thursday, Johnson verbally committed to Oklahoma and coach Ryan Hybl, according to Golf Oklahoma. And over the weekend, Johnson shot a two-day total of 137 to win the OJGT Best of the West Tournament at Lincoln Park's West course.
Johnson was one shot back entering Sunday's final round, but shot 69 to hold off Mason Overstreet of Laverne, Quade Cummins of Weatherford and Ty Tamura of Edmond Memorial by one shot.
It's been quite a year for Johnson, who reached a playoff in the Class 6A state tournament as a sophomore in May, and shot an opening-round 62 at the Oklahoma Open in August.
McGuinness senior Alexis Sadeghy won a playoff to take home the girls title at the Best of the West. She and Norman's Yujeong Son tied at 144.
Lane Wallace of Yukon shot a two-day total of 138 to win the boys' 12-14 age division by seven shots.
DEL CITY'S CANNON GATHERING OFFERS
Del City guard Brett Cannon is starting to gain momentum in the recruiting realm as one of the top players in the state's 2014 basketball recruiting class.
Several of the state's Division II programs have already offered the 6-foot-2 point guard, including East Central, Southern Nazarene and Central Oklahoma.
And recently, his recruiting has reached out of state, with Northwest Missouri State and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith joining the mix.
Last season, Cannon averaged a team-best 16.1 points per game, despite missing the postseason with an injury.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH