Oklahoman Published: November 30, 2008
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OCS falls short
Oklahoma Christian School lost to Tonkawa 9-7 in the Class A football quarterfinals Saturday afternoon — thanks in part to the uniqueness of its own offense. OCS runs the spread, which is often unseen in Class A. Plus, OCS didn’t have a lot of film to prepare for Tonkawa’s defense.

"They mixed a lot of fronts,” OCS coach Derek Turner said. "All year long, we hadn’t been able to see what they would do against an offense like ours.”

The good news? OCS returns about 16 starters for 2009. The Saints finished this season 10-3.

"We proved we belonged in the upper echelon of our class,” Turner said. "We’ve got almost everyone coming back, and we’ve got kids who got a lot of playing time behind those guys coming back. It’s a sophomore and junior group.”

GLENPOOL ADVANCES
Glenpool will get another shot at Bishop McGuinness for the Class 4A state championship. Glenpool slipped by Broken Bow 12-7 on Saturday in a semifinal game, setting up a rematch between the 2007 finalists. McGuinness advanced for a second-straight year, outlasting Grove 29-28 on Saturday.

The championship date and site will be announced today by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

Saturday, Marco Nelson and Israel Maselera had touchdown runs for Glenpool (13-0). The Warriors’ defense, led by B.J. Harring and Aaron Estinoza, collected nine sacks.

CLINTON ELIMINATED
Claremore-Seqouyah kicked a field goal with two seconds remaining to beat Clinton 34-31 in the Class 3A semifinals Saturday afternoon. Clinton had tied the game with 1:06 remaining but failed to keep Claremore-Sequoyah’s offense from driving in the closing minute.

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