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High school notebook: Coaches reach milestone wins

Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers, Tuttle's Phil Koons and Tipton's Jim Kerbo have enjoyed plenty of success.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: September 30, 2013


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.



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 junior quarterback Kyle Duke keeps improving.

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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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