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High school notebook: Southmoore's Jackson Stallings commits to Yale

Stallings, who plays either fullback, tight end or defensive end, chooses Yale over Air Force, Harvard and Penn
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: January 14, 2013

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.


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.”


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.

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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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