• The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Stillwater moves up, Ponca City moves in

    Scott Wright | Updated: 40 min ago

    There’s a new No. 2 in The Oklahoman’s Class 6A Division II rankings. Stillwater has navigated his way through a stout nondistrict schedule, including wins over 6A-I opponents Mustang and Edmond North. And as a result, the Pioneers find themselves at No. 2 in this week’s top 10 poll. Of course, the 2-4 slots in […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Is Thomas ready to overtake the top spot?

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Defending champion Hollis is still holding onto the No. 1 spot in the Class A poll this week, but for how long? Second-ranked Thomas continues to make a strong case for the top spot, adding another line to its resume with a lopsided loss over a ranked 2A Chisholm squad to go with blowout victories […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 2A rankings: OCS makes a big move

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Coming off last week’s win over Lincoln Christian, Oklahoma Christian School has opened the season with one of the most impressive 3-0 runs of any team in the state outside of Owasso. And the Saints got rewarded for their hot start — which included double-digit victories over Class A Ringling, Class 4A Metro Christian and Class […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Jones, Roland enter this week's poll

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    After two weeks of Class 2A handing big losses to ranked 3A teams, Jones scored one for the bigger class. The Longhorns defeated Hennessey — one week after Hennessey had upset previous 3A No. 1 Kingfisher — and the win boosted Jones into the top 10. At 2-1, Jones’ only loss came in Week 1 […]

  • Varsity football coach suspended for praying with his team after victory

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    An varsity football coach at an Arizona prep school was suspended for two weeks for praying with his team, forcing him to miss the school’s homecoming game, among others, according to USA TODAY. As reported by The Arizona Republic, Tempe Prep football coach Tommy Brittain was suspended for two weeks for praying with his team following its victory against Show Low. The suspension was confirmed by Brittain’s wife, Melissa Brittain. “He’s walking on eggshells, and he doesn’t want to make the situation worse,” Melissa told the Republic, making it clear that Brittain had no plans to appeal the temporary ban.

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Fort Gibson on the rise

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Despite the loss of a four-year starter at quarterback, Fort Gibson hasn’t missed a step. The Week 3 win over Wagoner helped Fort Gibson jump to No. 3 in this week’s rankings. Sophomore running back Chris Walker has stepped into the playmaker role for Fort Gibson after the loss of J.R. Singleton to a torn ACL. […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: A new No. 1, and McGuinness enters the poll

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Shawnee’s loss to Ponca City led to a shake-up in the Class 5A rankings. Lawton MacArthur moves into the No. 1 spot coming off its third solid win to start the season. The Highlanders rolled over rival Lawton Eisenhower one week after taking down Lawton High 35-33. Combine that with their Week 1 rout of Clinton, and […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Owasso, Westmoore make statements, Putnam City North debuts in poll

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Owasso’s upset of Jenks and Westmoore’s thrilling victory over Norman North were among several games that shook up the Class 6A Division I rankings heading into the start of district play. Owasso’s 7-6 win over Jenks boosted the Rams up to No. 2 in this week’s rankings, while Westmoore climbed one spot to No. 3. […]

  • High school football: Answering three big questions after three weeks of the season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s writers discuss who’s been the biggest surprise of the season, who has the most promising future and who’s most in need of the clean slate that district play provides.

  • High school football notebook: Defense lifts Putnam City to first victory

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 22 hr ago

    With Austin Williams and Chris Pogi anchoring the defensive line, Putnam City was able to hold off rival Putnam City West 10-9 Friday night. Williams and Pogi paired up for the Pirates’ only touchdown as well, with Williams blocking a punt and Pogi returning it 35 yards for the team’s only touchdown.

  • Owasso-Norman North tops Week 4 list of top 10 games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 22 hr ago

    One of the fans’ biggest benefits of the Class 6A split is the guarantee of multiple entertaining games each week between 6A-I opponents. This week, the focus will be on suddenly surging Owasso, with what might be the state’s best defense, facing off against Norman North, one of Oklahoma’s best offenses. Here are the top 10 games of Week 4.

  • Stillwater's Braxton Noble to have season-ending surgery for third time

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Stillwater quarterback Braxton Noble will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week, cutting short his season for a third straight year. Noble, a senior, suffered season-ending injuries in Week 5 his sophomore year and Week 4 his junior year. He played one full game this season, but injured his shoulder in a Week 2 […]

  • How the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference has changed nondistrict football scheduling

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    The COAC was formed in August 2013 by seven school districts — Edmond, Deer Creek, Moore, Mustang, Norman, Stillwater and Yukon. Now, instead of each school being responsible for finding its own nondistrict opponents, scheduling is now done collaboratively.

  • High school football notebook: OSSAA waiting for report on Tecumesh-Meeker fight

    BY JACOB UNRUH, TRENT SHADID AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said the association is aware of the fight but has yet to receive an official’s report from the referee crew.

  • Kevin Durant takes part in coin toss at Westmoore vs. Norman North

    Trent Shadid | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MOORE — Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant served as the honorary captain on Friday night at Moore Stadium as Westmoore hosted Norman North. The 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player joined the team captains at midfield for the coin toss. Durant stayed on the Westmoore sideline for the first half of the game. He […]

  • Without QB John Jacobs, No. 1 Shawnee falls to Ponca City

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Ponca City ended a 14-game losing streak that dated back to Oct. 19, 2012, with a 21-14 upset of Class 5A No. 1 Shawnee Friday. Adam Nicholas’ 7-yard touchdown run capped a 94-yard drive for the game-winning touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Ponca City shortened the game with a plodding, run-heavy offense that produced […]

  • Bill Young earns first win as Yukon head coach

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    It took a 16-point fourth quarter to seal it, but Yukon gave Bill Young his first head coaching victory, 36-30 over Deer Creek Friday night. The Millers got an interception return touchdown from Nick Bryant, a TD run by quarterback Christian Gordon and a 39-yard field goal from Branden Brus to cap the victory. Young […]

  • Cashion's Blakely Liebmann leads way in win over Luther

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    After struggling to run the ball consistently against Mooreland in Week 2, Class A No. 4 Cashion had little problem doing that in a 52-36 win over Luther. There was certainly no problem with Blakely Liebmann running the ball. He finished with 128 yards on 18 carries, while also catching two passes for 82 yards. […]

  • Tuttle gets first win under Brad Ballard

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Tuttle is in the win column. After an 0-2 start under new coach Brad Ballard, the Tigers scored 37 unanswered points in a 37-7 win over Elgin. “It was great for me personally, but for those kids it was beautiful,” Ballard said. “We’re trying to improve each week. Again, we’re young and sometimes it’s baby […]

  • The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Week 3 featured some dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write […]