• Oklahoma high school football Week 4 playoff pairings

    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Championships Class 6A-I At Univ. of Tulsa Friday, 7 p.m. Jenks (10-2) vs. Tulsa Union (11-1) Class 6A-II At Moore H.S. Friday, 7 p.m. Bixby (11-1) vs. Lawton (11-1) Note: Neutral site, date and time TBA Class 5A Skiatook (12-1) vs. Lawton Mac (12-1) Class 4A Wagoner (10-3) vs. Oologah (8-5) Class B Laverne (12-0) vs. Alex (13-0) Class C Cherokee (12-0) vs. Tipton (13-0) Semifinals Note: Neutral site, date and time TBA Class 3A Heritage Hall (12-1) vs. Locust Grove (13-0) Cushing (9-4) vs. Kingfisher (11-2) Class 2A Hennessey (12-1) vs. Davis (13-0) Okla. Christian (13-0) vs. Nowata

  • Class 2A football playoffs: Late touchdown helps Nowata trim Washington

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    After a designed pass play broke down with no receivers open, Wyatt Steigerwald scrambled for a 9-yard game-winning touchdown run with 1:14 remaining to give Nowata a 42-35 victory over the Warriors.

  • Class 3A football playoffs: Late flag costs Douglass in loss to Locust Grove

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Douglass coach Willis Alexander said: “I’m sick and tired of calls like that. It doesn’t make sense. These kids work too doggone hard. These kids do everything that’s asked. They play within the rules of the game, and yet an adult takes this away from them. When is it gonna stop?”

  • Lawton MacArthur football: Will Collins throws six TD passes, leads Lawton Mac to 5A title game

    By Tim Willert | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Highlanders, who beat McAlester 50-49 in overtime Friday night, will play Skiatook for the state championship.

  • Kingfisher football: Kingfisher back in Class 3A semifinals after routing Roland

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Kingfisher has appeared in the semifinals nine of the 11 seasons under coach Jeff Myers and 11 of the past 13 seasons overall. The Yellowjackets will face district foe Cushing, which upset Lincoln Christian in overtime to continue as a surprising fourth seed, at a neutral location next week at a date to be determined.

  • Skiatook football: Skiatook beats Ardmore, advances to Class 5A final

    By Justin Tinder, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Friday night’s impressive win put Skiatook (12-1) in the championship game for the first time since 1974 when it competed as a Class 2A team. Skiatook will meet Lawton MacArthur, a 50-49 winner over McAlester in next week’s Class 5A final.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Friday, Third Round of the Playoffs

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide coverage of Friday's playoff games, including Douglass-Locust Grove, Nowata-Washington and Roland-Kingfisher.

  • Oklahoma high school football third-round playoff picks

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his predictions for this week’s games.

  • Five-minute guide to Friday's Oklahoma high school football playoff games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    McAlester and Lawton MacArthur meet in a rematch of last year’s semifinals.

  • Friday Night Lights: Douglass' Alonzo Brown and Montrell Simmons are small packages with big-time commitment

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Douglass hosts No. 1 Locust Grove in the Class 3A quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and it’s unlikely Brown or Simmons will get a chance to make a contribution on the field. But they’ve already done their part for the Trojans during the course of the week — and for that matter, just for sticking through all the punishment that a scout-team player takes over four years.

  • Washington football: Warriors' defensive switch has led to unprecedented results

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Washington has won 10 straight games and has allowed just one opponent to eclipse 20 points on the first-team defense, an unprecedented defensive spurt for the Warriors under Beller as they enter Friday’s Class 2A quarterfinals with undefeated Nowata.

  • Deer Creek's Wyatt Bradbury receives special honor

    By Berry Tramel, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The Deer Creek Antlers won the Class 5A boys cross country state championship. And at Deer Creek’s team banquet, a special honor was bestowed upon senior Wyatt Bradbury. Deer Creek assistant coach Eric Lyons wrote the following post, which will explain: “10 weeks ago I posted a picture of a runner of ours, completely stranded in a race by himself. One of the toughest spots a runner can be. I talked about him being stranded on an island and finding his way off. “See, what you didn’t know was @wyattbradbury had just been dropped from varsity for being a few seconds behind the meet before. He was number 8, on his own island. I learned a lot that day about his character and that I’d never see him quit trying.

  • Cushing football: Tigers rolling through playoffs

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The No. 4 seed from District 3A-1 has reached the quarterfinals, and faces Lincoln Christian on Friday.

  • Crossings Christian football coach adds a member of his team to his family

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Chris and Sarah Roberts use the words interchangeably. Team is family. Family is team. But over the past few months, team and family intertwined in a way that the football coach at Crossings Christian School and his wife never would’ve imagined. They have expanded their home team by adding a member of their football family. Crossings linebacker Christian Osterhout is now part of Team Roberts. After his dad died a few years ago, Christian became a regular at Chris and Sarah’s house. An already solid relationship was cemented earlier this fall when Christian’s mom died, too. “Nobody said it would be easy,” Sarah said of expanding a family that already included three biological children and one

  • High school notebook: Class 6A-II championship between Bixby and Lawton to be at Moore

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday morning that the inaugural Class 6A-II state championship football game will be played at Moore Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

  • A look at the Oklahoma high school football season's most surprising teams

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Class 6A provided few surprises, in either Division I or II, but the other classes have seen some major transformations since the year began, including four remaining teams — Skiatook, Cushing, Hominy and Stratford — that were ranked No. 20 or worse in The Oklahoman’s preseason poll.

  • High school notebook: Semifinal locations announced by OSSAA

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Both Class 5A semifinals will be in the Oklahoma City metro with Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, last year’s state runner-up, playing at Choctaw. Skiatook and Ardmore will play at Yukon.

  • High school football: Tulsa Union dominates Mustang, guarantees 19th straight east-side Class 6A champion

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    TULSA UNION 52, MUSTANG 7 — Once again, the champion for the state’s largest class will come from the Tulsa area. After Union’s dismantling of Mustang on Saturday, the Redskins will face off against two-time defending champion Jenks on Dec. 5 for the Class 6A-I title.

  • OCS football: Senior duo leads OCS past Kingston

    By Tim Willert | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    It didn’t take Oklahoma Christian School coach Derek Turner long to call out seniors Luke Frankfurt and Kade VanMeter following a 34-15 playoff win over Kingston on Friday at Saints Field.

  • High school football roundup: Kingfisher ends Seminole's season again

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey from staff reports | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Seminole is 31-4 since the beginning of the 2012 season with all four losses coming to the Yellowjackets. Three of them have ended Seminole’s season, this time despite the Chieftains leading 7-0 at the half.