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High school notebook: Sequoyah-Tahlequah won't fight forfeits

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: November 6, 2012

“We feel that would be best for everybody,” Sinor said. “We're proposing a change in the wording of the rule that essentially says if a school wants to become independent in one sport, it has to become independent in all sports for two years.

“This is a safety thing for our kids, and it's about giving them a chance to be successful. It's about doing what's right for the kids.”

The proposal calls for the rule change to be applied statewide, not just to select teams.

It is possible that the Board could call for a vote on the proposal, or they could take it under advisement to be considered at a later date.

Wesleyan-Southwest Covenant game moved to Dewey

The Class C first-round playoff game between Southwest Covenant and Wesleyan Christian has been moved to Dewey High School because of an issue with the field where Wesleyan Christian typically plays its home games.

The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

Caney Valley excited to be back in the playoffs

It's been 30 years since Caney Valley last made the playoffs.

The Trojans clinched their first berth since 1982 with a win in Week 9.

Afterward, the magnitude of what just happened set in with the players.

“For the kids to show heart, and to have some grit, and not to give up, and to take the game away from somebody and to accomplish a goal was pretty special to know there's not much quit in them,” said coach Anthony Fogle, who is in his sixth season at Caney Valley.

The drought was the second-longest in the state, behind Northwest Classen.

The Trojans are 8-2 this season, their first winning season in more than 20 years after two straight seasons of finishing 5-5.

“We knew we could do it; we were just waiting,” Fogle said. “The kids knew they could win but we just hadn't put the season together yet. We were optimistic.”

The Trojans play at Kansas on Friday in the Class 2A playoffs.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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
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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