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State college notebook: Oklahoma Baptist holds first football scrimmage since 1940

Bison already preparing for 2013 season; scrimmage is open to the public free of charge
by Scott Munn Published: October 5, 2012
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Until Proctor told them otherwise, he said some St. Xavier teammates had the impression Oklahoma was “country, country, country,” he said. “They thought everybody rode horses, we had haystacks everywhere and that everybody knew everybody. I told them Oklahoma was nothing like that, but they didn't believe me.”

*Good season for Del City football fans. The Eagles are doing well this high school season, and an alum is starring for Division II Central Oklahoma. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Marquis Walters leads the Bronchos with 15 catches for 255 yards and three touchdowns.

*Add Northeastern A&M and Tyler to this football season's offensive blitzkrieg. Tyler beat then-No. 9-ranked NEO 65-59 in double overtime on Sept. 27. The game produced a combined 1,146 yards. Out of 158 snaps on offense, the game ended with just two turnovers. Both were by NEO, one fumble and one interception.

JUST FOR KICKS

*Sophomore goalkeeper Bryan Byars has 18 shutouts in 1½ seasons for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma soccer team. The former Putnam City North star is only three shutouts shy of tying Alexis Vizarelis' career school record. Vizarelis is now an assistant coach at the NAIA school. The Drovers defeated Rogers State 4-0 on Tuesday; it was the eighth consecutive shutout for Byars, whose goals against average is a meager 0.19.

*The Mid-America Christian women's soccer team pulled off a humdinger Tuesday, trimming No. 4-ranked and previously unbeaten Oklahoma City U. 2-1 in overtime. Chelsea Swisher's game-winning goal came on a breakaway at the 94:21 mark. Swisher was assisted by Kassie Byrd, who also scored the Evangels' first goal. OCU coach Brian Harvey was denied career victory No. 300.

Mid-America Christian is 6-4, while OCU is 8-1.

by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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