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High school notebook: Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor wins Oklahoma Gatorade award

Two days before he and his Tulsa East Central squad face Carl Albert for the Class 5A state championship, standout Stanvon Taylor, who has committed to Oklahoma, was named Oklahoma's Gatorade Football Player of the Year on Thursday.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 29, 2012

The schools will be presented with their championship trophies at Friday night's Class 6A state title game in Stillwater.


The three coaches with the most state titles in Oklahoma history will be trying to add to their totals this weekend.

Jenks coach Allan Trimble has won more state football titles than any coach in history with nine, the last in 2007. His Trojans play Norman North at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

Clinton coach Mike Lee and Carl Albert's Gary Rose are tied for second on the list with eight.

Rose's Titans play Tulsa East Central at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater in the 5A game and Lee's Red Tornadoes take on Anadarko at 12:30 p.m. Saturday for the 4A title.


Friday night's Class 2A semifinal in Weatherford between Oklahoma Christian School and Frederick will feature two high-powered offenses.

“I would think it's going to be a pretty high-scoring game,” OCS coach Derek Turner said.

Turner said Frederick's offense resembles the Texas Tech spread under former coach Mike Leach.

“They come out throwing out of the locker room,” Turner said. “They are very good. They spread the field and run kind of the old Texas Tech offense where you widen your linemen out with four-foot splits.”

OCS can score, too. Saints quarterback Austin Brooks has thrown 45 touchdowns this season, 20 to wide receiver Blake Barnes.

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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