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  • High school football roundup: Jones rallies to defeat Hennessey

    Compiled by Ed Godfrey from staff reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Jones scored with less than a minute left in the game as the Longhorns defeated Class 2A’s second-ranked Hennessey, 21-17, a week after the Eagles had knocked off Class 3A’s top-ranked Kingfisher.

  • 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.

  • Talihina football: Alan Lockhart accounts for six TDs in Talihina's victory over Christian Heritage

    By Tim Willert | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Lockhart rushed for 379 yards and four touchdowns and passed for two more scores to lead the Golden Tigers to a 42-28 win over the previously undefeated Crusaders.

  • 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.

  • Midwest City football: Midwest City offense dominates, Bombers throttle Del City

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    “It was awesome because people have been talking about our offense and how it wasn’t that good,” Midwest City junior running back Alik Sezer said. “Finally, we’ve been working on it, we came back out here and did our work.”

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma State football: How playing basketball helped Marcell Ateman get better at football

    By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Despite his 6-foot-4 frame, Marcell Ateman chose to pursue football, and after grabbing 22 receptions for 276 as a true freshman last season, it appears he made a wise decision.

  • Oklahoma state college football predictions

    BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Munn makes his pick for this week’s games, including Central Oklahoma-Emporia State and Oklahoma Baptist-Panhandle State.

  • OU football: What it's like to commit before a game with Will Sunderland

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The hard part was over for Will Sunderland long before Oklahoma took the field against Tennessee last Saturday. The Midwest City cornerback made a surprise — even to him — commitment to the Sooners in the morning. The rest of the day was relaxing for Sunderland, who took in the game relieved his decision was behind him. “It was just a good feeling after I committed,” he said. “There was a lot of pressure and I can say I’m a Sooner now and for the next three or four years. I was walking around campus with my head up high knowing I’m going to be a part of that program.” During the game, Sunderland received plenty of congratulations from those around him. “It was a blessed moment,” he said. “The

  • OU football: Julian Wilson's role infinitely clearer in second trip to West Virginia

    BY JASON KERSEY | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    OU vs. West Virginia — Senior cornerback Julian Wilson has played several different roles on the Oklahoma football team since arriving from Southmoore five years ago, including linebacker one night two years ago in what turned out to be a disastrous defensive game plan. He’s been excellent through three games as a starting cornerback this season, but will get his biggest test by far Saturday against the Mountaineers.

  • OU vs. West Virginia: Mike Stoops vs. Dana Holgorsen a classic matchup of football minds

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    COMMENTARY — Dana Holgorsen downplays it. Mike Stoops admits it. Saturday’s matchup between Oklahoma’s defensive guru (Stoops) and West Virginia’s offensive whiz (Holgorsen) is the dominant storyline of the game. Holgorsen, though, says he doesn’t buy into the hype. Stoops on the other hand? ‘It makes me sleep a lot less. It gives me headaches.’

  • OU football: Play-by-play hero Gus Johnson to call OU vs. West Virginia

    BY MEL BRACHT | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Fox’s lead college football broadcast team of Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and sideline reporter Molly McGrath will call the game. Johnson, 47, gained fame for his enthusiastic style calling “March Madness” games for CBS. Davis, 49, a former University of Tennessee defensive back, also works for the NFL Network. McGrath, 25, a former Boston College cheerleader, got her start as the Celtics’ TV host. She also co-hosts “America’s Pregame” show for Fox Sports 1.

  • OU football: The Oklahoman's picks for Saturday's OU vs. West Virginia game

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Here is a look at our picks for OU at West Virginia: RYAN ABER, OU writer OU 35, West Virginia 27 BROUGHT THE WOOD Sooners keep Trickett scrambling, escape WV JENNI CARLSON, Columnist OU 31, West Virginia 13 RUDE After calling WVU fans obnoxious, Ndulue and OU defense are the ones who aren’t very nice in beatdown of Mountaineers JASON KERSEY, OU writer PERINE AND DANDY OU 41, West Virginia 31 This turns out to be nothing like the classic Tavon Austin clash two years ago, but still a competitive, entertaining game. OU freshman Samaje Perine rushes for 100 yards and two scores.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept. 21

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Iowa at Pittsburgh, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Troy at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Bowling Green at Wisconsin, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., W. Illinois at Northwestern, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Maryland at Syracuse, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11 a.m., Old Dominion at Rice, FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m., Tulane at Duke, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2 p.m., UCO at Emporia State, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Florida at Alabama, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., Texas A&M at SMU, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., N. Carolina at E. Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Virginia at BYU, ESPN (Cox

  • OSU football: How James Castleman ended up anchoring Cowboys' defensive line instead of Texas Tech's

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    OSU FOOTBALL — James Castleman and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will line up against Texas Tech on Thursday in Stillwater. There was a time, though, that Castleman was set to line up on the Red Raiders’ side of the ball. If not for a letter from Castleman’s mom to OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, that could have happened.

  • College football: Go with Iowa to upset Pitt

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-1 and dang lucky not to be 0-3. The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-1 and dang lucky not to be 0-3.

  • College football: Clemson at Florida State the best of this weekend's games

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The Week’s top game got a lot more interesting when the Seminoles announced Jameis Winston would miss the first half.

  • College football: Michigan's Brady Hoke on the hot seat?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Lose to Utah, and the Wolverines could begin flirting with a losing record. And the Brady Hoke honeymoon will be a distant memory.