Southmoore's Jackson Stallings committed to Yale on Monday.
Stallings, a fullback/tight end/defensive end, chose the Bulldogs over Air Force, Harvard and Penn among others.
Stallings took his visit to Yale in early October.
He visited Harvard, Penn and Air Force in subsequent months but none stacked up with Yale.
Stallings said the community's investment in the program and the opportunities after football swayed him to Yale.
Stallings had 21 catches for 345 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for four touchdowns.
He had 42 tackles and four sacks defensively.
Yale, like other Ivy League schools, does not offer athletic scholarships but does offer need-based financial aid to athletes.
COACHES VS. CANCER CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY
The American Cancer Society is taking time to celebrate a significant achievement on Tuesday night. The organization's Coaches vs. Cancer program is celebrating its 20th birthday.
The celebration will be held between the girls and boys basketball games at Putnam City North, which hosts Choctaw on Tuesday night.
Regional vice president Lesa Foster will join Oklahoma Coaches Association president Jarrett Hurt and representatives from both schools in blowing out candles on a giant 20th birthday cake before the boys game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Slices of the commemorative cake will be sold to fans for $5 benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
“Since the inception of Coaches vs. Cancer in 1993, high school and college coaches have raised more than $75 million for the American Cancer Society,” Foster said. “By celebrating Coaches vs. Cancer's 20th birthday, we're ultimately honoring the coaches, communities and schools that have made this fight against cancer through sports possible.”
PCN ALUM EARNS CONFERENCE AWARD
Former Putnam City North standout Armon Provo, now a sophomore at Maryville, was named the Great Lakes Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Provo helped the Saints win both of their games last week, with a pair of 3-pointers.
On Thursday against McKendree, Maryville led by one with 12 seconds left when Provo nailed a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired to list Maryville to a 72-69 win.
He finished with 16 points on 5 of 8 shooting with six assists and no turnovers.
Against fourth-ranked Bellarmine two days later, Provo repeated the feat. His 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left, from nearly the same spot on the court, put the Saints up by four points in an eventual 69-64 win. The victory was Maryville's first over a ranked opponent.
Provo scored 19 points on 8 of 15 shootings in that win.
YOST COMMITS TO SAM HOUSTON STATE
Offensive lineman Ryne Yost, who moved from Elk City to Lawton for his senior season, committed to Sam Houston State after a weekend visit.
Yost earned Oklahoman first-team All-State honors this season after grading out at 90 percent at left tackle.
Sam Houston State, back-to-back FCS runners-up, has had success recruiting the state in recent years.
Former Midwest City running back Timothy Flanders, former Norman North tight end K.J. Williams and former Lawton offensive lineman Brandon Dewitt are on the Bearkats' roster.
Yost's commitment was first reported by ESPN.com.
TURNEY WINS 600TH GAME
Burlington coach Randy Turney won his 600th game as a boys high school basketball coach Saturday night in a 41-31 win over Buffalo for third place in the Cherokee Tournament.
This is Turney's 31st season coaching boys basketball, compiling a 600-241 record with eight state tournament appearances.
Including his time as a girls coach, Turney is in his 34th year as a head coach. He had a record of 173-45 with three state tournament appearances with girls teams.
BEENE OFF TO STRONG START
Achille guard Austin Beene's 45-point performance last week was only a glimpse of the type of season the 6-foot-3 guard has been having.
His 45-point, 10-rebound outing in a loss to Victory Life last week represented the most points scored by an Achille player in 60 years.
For the season, Beene has been just as solid. He's averaging 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and four assists per game.
As a sophomore two years ago, Beene came off the bench on Fort Cobb-Broxton's 2011 state championship team that was led by his brother, Nathan Beene. He relocated after his father was hired as the superintendent at Achille.