High school notebook: Del City loses Terry Wilson to broken collarbone

Eagles coach Nick Warehime said Saturday that X-rays revealed the injury and he could miss 4-8 weeks.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: October 5, 2013
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Crooked Oak's Sanardo Ballard had a roller coaster performance Friday night during the Ruf-Nex's 59-58 triple-overtime win against Luther.

The junior receiver had a receiving touchdown, threw a touchdown on a trick play and scored the two-point conversion that forced overtime.

But he somehow overcame a bad night kicking extra points to make the game-winning PAT in triple overtime.

“It doesn't seem like a big deal, but in triple overtime when you've already missed four or five, it is a big deal,” Crooked Oak coach Dennis McCray said. “It's really not fair to call him a kicker because our starting kicker is out with a bad ankle.

“When you're asked to step in and do something because there's no one else to do it, he gives all he's got. You really can't find fault.”

Crooked Oak, which is now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in District 2A-2, was able to overcome adversity multiples times, too.

Luther jumped to a 14-0 lead early before the Ruf-Nex tied the game at 20. The Lions then led 40-32 in the fourth before Crooked Oak tied it.

“After the thumping we took at OCS, we needed a win to regain our confidence,” McCray said.

SINK IMPROVED FOR ANADARKO

Anadarko running back R.J. Sink rushed for 1,836 yards and 35 touchdowns last season. He entered Friday's game against Elk City with 588 yards and 11 TDs.

Sink scored four touchdowns in the third-ranked Warriors' 68-7 rout to remain undefeated this season heading into this week's game against No. 2 Clinton in a rematch of last year's state championship game.

“He's really gotten a lot more physical when he runs and he's just hard to bring down,” Anadarko coach Kent Jackson said. “We didn't block it really well, he just absolutely broke tackles. We still have some issues to work out with the O-line, but I think R.J. has gotten so much better from last year and that's the difference.”

The game will feature two of the state's top running backs with Sink and Clinton's Marquiz Simpkins, though he suffered an injury during Friday's 35-7 win against Elgin.

Clinton coach Mike Lee refused to say the extent of the injury and did not know Simpkins' status for next week. Simpkins was visiting Nebraska on Saturday.

NIGHT OF THE KICKER

There's nothing more memorable for a field goal kicker than making the game-winning kick in the final seconds of a game.

A few kickers got to make memories Friday night.

For the second consecutive week, Norman North's Jake Edzards knocked a game-winner through the uprights, this time a 35-yarder with 3.2 seconds left in a 45-42 win at Yukon. Last week, his 43-yard kick as time expired gave the Timberwolves a win over Midwest City by the same score.

Bethany's Matthew McGarry hit a 22-yarder with seven seconds left in Friday's 32-29 win over Perkins-Tryon.

And perhaps the biggest kick of the night came from Sallisaw's Sinue Rodriguez, The Oklahoman's All-State kicker in 2012.

Rodriguez made a 34-yard field goal with four seconds to play that gave the Black Diamonds a 37-35 upset victory over fourth-ranked Cascia Hall.

by Scott Wright
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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
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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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