• 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.

  • 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: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    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: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    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.

  • 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.

  • Westmoore football: Bryson Lee leads Jaguars past Norman North in wild finish

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Bryson Lee led three touchdown drives in the final three minutes — a span that saw the teams score a combined 33 points — as the No. 4-ranked Jaguars defeated the No. 3-ranked Timberwolves 48-41 on Friday night at Moore Stadium.

  • Edmond Santa Fe football: Darran Williams rolls up 256 rushing yards as Wolves beat Southmoore

    BY RICH TORTORELLI, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe held on for a 34-28 victory. The Wolves rang up 410 yards on 72 rushes Friday.

  • Cascia Hall defense too tough for Millwood

    By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Using a ball-control, grind-it-out offense and an opportunistic defense that recorded five second-half sacks and three takeaways, Class 4A No. 2-ranked Cascia Hall beat Class 2A No. 3 Millwood 21-6 in a highly anticipated early season matchup.

  • Davis football: Blake Summers leads Davis past Heritage Hall

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Summers guided the Class 2A No. 1 Wolves (3-0) on five unanswered touchdown drives, sparking a 48-27 rout of Class 3A No. 3 Heritage Hall (2-1) Friday night at Wolf Field.

  • Oklahoma Christian Academy: OCA hammers Northeast

    By Tanner Ives, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    OCA took control of the game from the start when Eagles’ return man Dre Hill took the opening kick 98 yards for the touchdown.

  • Owasso beats Jenks for first time since 1993; Union rolls past BA

    By STAFF REPORTS, TULSA WORLD | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Owasso beat Jenks for the first time since 1993, knocking off the Trojans 7-6 on Friday night, Tulsa World reports. The victory snapped the Rams' 23-game losing streak to Jenks, according to Tulsa World.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Friday, Week 3

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide coverage of Friday's games, including Norman North-Westmoore, Del City-Midwest City and Heritage Hall-Davis.

  • Mustang football: Chase Brown's 252 yards rushing powers Mustang past Edmond Memorial

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The Mustang senior running back rushed for 252 yards on 18 carries — including 66- and 77-yard touchdowns on consecutive third-quarter attempts — as the No. 10-ranked Broncos gashed No. 5 Edmond Memorial in a 57-37 win at Central Oklahoma’s Wantland Stadium.

  • Putnam City North football: Chase Sparks throws five TD passes as Panthers outlast Choctaw

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Putnam North improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 and has plenty of momentum heading into next week’s district matchup with top-ranked Tulsa Union.

  • Norman football: Peyton Barrett runs for 139 yards as Norman hammers Moore

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Barrett’s number was called five times, resulting in 139 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers defeated Moore 43-3.

  • Oklahoma football: Why Midwest City's Will Sunderland decided to stay home and be a Sooner

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS — Midwest City safety Will Sunderland’s family connection to Ohio State goes back several decades, but he believes OU is the right fit for him.

  • Live Coverage: Mustang at Edmond Memorial

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Scott Wright and others provide coverage of Thursday's Mustang-Edmond Memorial game.

  • Live Coverage: High School Football Thursday, Week 3

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The Oklahoman's writers and others provide coverage of Thursday's games, including Edmond Memorial-Mustang, Choctaw-Putnam North and Norman-Moore.

  • The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO.