Eight players were recently named football team captains for Oklahoma Baptist University, with seven of them being from local high schools.
Junior offensive line Zach Clark of Westmoore, senior defensive lineman Kimes Gilbert of Southmoore, junior quarterback Cooper Koons of Tuttle, senior running back Dawson Myers of Cushing, senior linebacker Brynden Pitzer of Edmond North, junior defensive lineman Gage Wimer of Blanchard and junior quarterback Blake Woodard of Newcastle were all elected by their teammates along with Searcy, Ark., native Dez Stegall.
It is the third year for Gilbert to be voted a captain along with the second year for both Koons and Woodard.
OCU opens its season at 11 a.m. Saturday against Harding
A Car Show for Cancer, benefiting children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Braum's, 414 NW 32 in Newcastle. The benefit is the idea of Madison McConnell, who was diagnosed with lymphoma several years ago.