Deer Creek kicker Dillon Noble stayed perfect on extra points for the season and hit a pair of field goals in the Antlers' 21-7 win over Carl Albert on Friday night.
“I don't want to jinx him or anything but he's been great for us,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “The thing that's made him so good is his consistency. He keeps the same stroke through the ball on every kick.”
Noble, a junior, has made all 20 of his PAT attempts and all four of his field-goal tries. One his second field-goal attempt Friday, he pushed the ball just wide, but a Carl Albert penalty gave him another shot, which he hit.
Gower also credited the Antlers' kicking coach, former Oklahoma State kicker Cary Blanchard.
EDMOND NORTH'S ERVIN CLEARED
Basketball player Carlbe Ervin has been cleared by the OSSAA to play at Edmond North this year after moving there from Carl Albert in the summer.
First-year Edmond North coach Steven Goss, who congratulated Ervin for receiving OSSAA clearance on Twitter Tuesday, will have a solid foundation to start his tenure.
In addition to Ervin, Goss will have a pair of fourth-year starters in Ed Baker and Tyler Sanders, and two others with starting experience, Austin Usery and David Montgomery.
Ervin — who goes by the first name of Corlby, which closer reflects the pronunciation of his legal name, Carlbe — was a key player in getting Carl Albert to the state tournament the last two years. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 15.4 points per game as a junior to lead the Titans.
Baker, who will be playing for his fourth head coach in four seasons at Edmond North, averaged 12.0 points per game as a junior.
DIBBLE FINDING SUCCESS IN 2A
Dibble was one of the bigger football surprises last season, going 8-5 and reaching the Class A quarterfinals. While the move up to 2A seemed daunting, the Demons got off to a good start last week, coming from behind to win their district opener against Luther, 32-26.
With a 3-1 record, Dibble will try to win its fourth straight game with a road test at Northeast Thursday night.
The winless Vikings will have the task of trying to stop Dibble junior Tazden Jevons, a fast and powerful running back who is averaging better than 10 yards per carry this season.
Jevons has 722 yards and 15 touchdowns on just 70 carries, while contributing 37 tackles and two interceptions on defense. His TD total is among the best in the state in any class.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S ANTHONY STRONG IN DEFEAT
Mount St. Mary (2-2) will try to get back on the winning track this week after suffering a tough loss at Bridge Creek last Friday.
The Rockets return home, where they are 2-0 on the year, to host Marlow (2-2).
Mount St. Mary will again be counting on the production of Mikee Anthony, who rushed for 235 yards and produced five touchdowns — four on the ground and one through the air — last week as the Rockets tried to come from behind.
PIEDMONT'S CHISM EARNS NATIONAL HONORS
Piedmont's Jordan Chism was named the MaxPreps/National Fastpitch Coaches Association's High School Player of the Week.
Chism was 14 for 18 at the plate during the week, with five doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs during a 6-1 stretch.
She was 3 for 4 with a home run and a pair of RBIs in a 6-5 win over Weatherford, 3 for 3 in an 11-2 win over Noble and drove in five in a 13-0 win over Lawton Eisenhower.
Chism is hitting .556 going into this week, with 48 RBIs.