Thompson, Bradley to represent Oklahoma
The ESPN RISE Elite 11 Quarterback Competition has seen the likes of former Florida great Tim Tebow and former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford.
However, it had never seen a signal-caller from Oklahoma in its previous 11 years until now as two high school quarterbacks will represent the state in the four-day event later this week at Soka University of America in California.
Southmoore's Kendal Thompson and Broken Arrow's Archie Bradley are two of the 12 quarterbacks who have been invited. Thompson has committed to Oklahoma, while Bradley has committed to OU to play baseball and football.
The final 12 were chosen after a process of tape evaluation, interviews and workouts. Oklahoma State commit J.W. Walsh of Denton, Texas, will also be participating.
They will compete against each other and receive guidance from some of the top college quarterbacks, including Miami's Jacory Harris and Jerrod Johnson of Texas A&M.
Edmond Memorial baseball with banner summer
The Edmond Memorial baseball team's summer didn't start out the best way, but the Bulldogs are certainly ending on a high note.
Following a victory in the Pure Prairie League championship last week, Memorial has reached the finals of the American Legion Tournament. The Bulldogs are playing Pryor in a best-of-three series this weekend.
"It's been a total team effort," coach Kyle Roberts said. "The team concept is something this team has really taken on. They pull for each other."
The Bulldogs beat Norman North 9-5 last weekend in the championship of the 11th annual PPL, and Roberts said the starting pitching has been the catalyst to the summer success.
The PPL featured three of the four west-side state tournament representatives from last season (Memorial, Norman North and Putnam North). Midwest City upset Edmond Santa Fe.
The Bulldogs beat Putnam North, while the Timberwolves took out the Bombers.
"This is a big deal," Norman North summer coach Charles Redman said. "These are our high school teams for next year. We looked at this as the continuation of our season."
Godwin to run for Bison
At Edmond North, Adam Godwin was one of the most dominant runners in the state. He hopes to continue his success at Oklahoma Baptist.
Godwin signed with OBU recently and is coming off a memorable senior season where he won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter run Class 6A championship in track and placed fifth in cross country.
Godwin said he plans to major in religion at OBU.