High school notebook: Sequoyah-Tahlequah wins temporary restraining order then beats Hilldale

Sequoyah-Tahlequah picked up two wins Friday. First, the Indians won the in the courtroom, as 12 players were granted a temporary restraining order allowing them to play in what amounted to a district championship game against Hilldale. Then Sequoyah beat Hilldale 28-0.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 27, 2012
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Sequoyah-Tahlequah picked up two wins Friday.

First, the Indians won the in the courtroom, as 12 players were granted a temporary restraining order allowing them to play in what amounted to a district championship game against Hilldale.

Then Sequoyah went out on the field and beat Hilldale 28-0.

The question now is whether those wins hold up, especially in a Nov. 7 hearing in front of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association's board of directors.

The players were ruled ineligible until the hearing because of violations of the OSSAA rule regarding player participation in individual summer camps and clinics. Those camps and clinics have to be paid for by the players and their families, according to the rules.

The initial eight players were ruled ineligible Monday, while four more were ruled ineligible later in the week.

“I don't think tough is the word to describe this week. It was way more than tough,” senior quarterback Brayden Scott, one of the 12, told the Tulsa World.

Scott's father, Brent, is the Indians' head coach and was also suspended. He did not coach Friday's game.

HERITAGE HALL GROWING UP

It's been a long and sometimes challenging season for Heritage Hall, essentially with 20 new starters, including a few freshmen, in the lineup.

But the Chargers have themselves in position for a possible home playoff berth after Friday's 48-0 win over Bethel.

Leading the charge of Heritage Hall's young stars has been sophomore quarterback Connor McGinnis, who has thrown for more than 1,100 yards and rushed for nearly 500 in eight games this season, missing one because of injury.

“We told them those first few weeks were gonna be tough,” coach Andy Bogert said. “They found out early what it takes to win in this class. Once we got past those early games and got some confidence, we got on a roll. They think this is their team now.”


by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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