U.S. Grant, Capitol Hill requests for football independent status rejected by OSSAA

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK — Two Oklahoma City schools are consider options that include forming a football co-op or disbanding their programs after the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association rejected U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill's request Wednesday for football independent status.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Modified: December 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm •  Published: December 5, 2012

High, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, rushed for 1,722 yards and 15 touchdowns while splitting carries to preserve himself for defense. He carried the ball 132 times, averaging 13.0 yards. He also had 75 tackles and eight sacks as an outside linebacker for the Trojans.

High also had an offer from Morgan State, an FCS school in Baltimore, where teammate Terry Harris is committed.


Kingfisher and Blanchard didn't play each other in the regular season, but the two teams meeting for the Class 3A state championship Friday night did face each other in a preseason scrimmage.

“Our kids remember what happened to us down there,” Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said. “They got the best of us and they've gotten a lot better.

“They took care of a really good Jones team (in the 3A semifinal). It's an old foe and coach (Jeff) Craig does a great job. I respect him and his program. He's done a great job as far as turning it around. It's going to be a dogfight.”


Dale senior forward Breck Clark had a hot start to the basketball season. After battling back from a staph infection that kept her production down, Clark has bounced back nicely.

She recently topped the 1,000-career points mark and scored 25 Tuesday night in a 46-32 win at Holdenville. The Lady Pirates held a 23-point lead in the game before the starters left.

“She struggled there for a bit but has really been playing well lately,” Dale coach Josh Forsythe said.

Clark scored 39 in a 58-43 win last Tuesday at Okarche to bounce back from a pair of nine-point performances. Clark is still averaging nearly 21 points per game.

Dale (7-0) hosts Bethel on Tuesday.


Six boys basketball games from the Edmond Open basketball tournament will be webcast at NewsOK.com/Varsity this week in conjunction with Zpreps.com.

On Thursday, you can see the 5 p.m. game between Tulsa Washington and Edmond Santa Fe, the 6:30 game between Edmond North and Lawton Eisenhower, and the 8 p.m. game between Tulsa Memorial and Jenks.

The semifinals will be carried at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, as well as the championship game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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