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High school notebook: Union's Dalton Rodriguez picks Tulsa over Oklahoma

Chance to play for former Union defensive line coach, Adam Blankenship, was too tough to pass up for Rodriguez
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: December 13, 2012
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“We scrimmaged a lot of good teams during the preseason and we won them all,” said Goss, who came from Haskell. “Our program was down, and we want to elevate it up with the rest of the programs at Edmond North. We don't want to be the whipping boy, so to speak, of Edmond North.

“We want to earn the same respect that the football team and baseball team and all the other teams at Edmond North have earned.”

Four of the Huskies' five victories have come against teams ranked in the top 10 of Class 6A at the time.


With three boys basketball teams all ranked No. 1 and trying to defend state championships, this type of matchup is bound to happen a few more times this season in the All-City Conference.

Class 3A No. 1 Centennial will host Class 4A No. 1 Douglass Friday night.

In fact, it isn't Centennial's first battle of No. 1s. The Bison suffered a 72-65 loss to Class 2A's top-ranked team, Northeast, earlier this month.

Douglass is unbeaten on the season, while Centennial is 1-1. The girls game will tip off at 6 p.m., with the boys to follow at approximately 7:30.


Bethany defensive lineman Bryan Ritzendollar has been selected for the National Underclassmen All-America Games' 12th grade roster.

He's the only Oklahoma player on the roster.

The week-long event includes skill challenges, one-on-one competitions and other events leading up to the competitions for 9th-12th grades on Dec. 21-22.

Ritzendollar will play for the South team in the 12th grade game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22.

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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