High school notebook: OSSAA watching weather forecast

by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: December 3, 2013

With a winter weather system in the forecast Thursday and Friday, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association is monitoring the situation and looking at contingency plans for its football playoff games.

No decision had been made Tuesday, but an announcement could come Wednesday.

Across the state, 11 playoff games are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Class 6A championship game between rivals Jenks and Tulsa Union at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater is the lone game Thursday, while OSU is also hosting both the Class 5A and 4A championships Friday.

The Class B championship between Laverne and Pond Creek-Hunter is scheduled for Friday night at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, while Cherokee and Tipton play Saturday at SWOSU in the Class C title game.

Six other semifinal games are scheduled for the weekend across the state.


Midwest City junior defensive back Will Sunderland continues to draw major interest on the recruiting trail, with Tulsa joining his list of offers on Tuesday, according to Sunderland's Twitter account.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have offered the 6-foot-3, 193-pound safety already. Kansas State and Oregon State have both been in heavy pursuit as well.

Sunderland is already one of the top prospects in the state's 2015 recruiting class. He had 98 tackles and five interceptions in his junior season, helping Midwest City rebound from last year's 3-win season to finish 9-3 and reach the Class 6A quarterfinals this year.

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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