Putnam City Pirates football
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|2012-08-31||@||Putnam North||L||27 - 42|
|2012-09-07||vs||Putnam West||W||40 - 13|
|2012-09-14||@||Choctaw||W||46 - 21|
|2012-09-21||@||Sapulpa||L||20 - 35|
|2012-09-28||vs||Tulsa Edison||W||22 - 11|
|2012-10-04||@||Westmoore||W||26 - 16|
|2012-10-12||vs||Broken Arrow||L||0 - 42|
|2012-10-18||@||Bixby||W||18 - 13|
|2012-10-26||vs||Muskogee||W||20 - 17|
|2012-11-01||vs||Jenks||L||14 - 46|
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Putnam City football News
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A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Longtime athlete and coach Gerald Benn dies at 79
BY SCOTT MUNN | Oct 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Longtime athlete and coach Gerald Benn died at age 79. He was a 6-foot-1, 203-pound offensive lineman at Sulphur High School, picked in to play in the 1953 All-State game and Oil Bowl. Benn served in the Army from 1953-57, where he played for Fort Ord (Calif.) post team. After he was discharged, Benn received a football scholarship to Oklahoma State, where he was a three-year letterman and Academic All-American. Benn spent 20 years in coaching, first at Ponca City High School and then at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He also officiated football, basketball, baseball and softball for 30 years. Away from the ballfields, Benn liked taking fishing trips to Canada, Mexico and local lakes. A family obituary said Benn “enjoyed working with the youth of Oklahoma, association with coaches and the camaraderie with other officials.” Tony Blair Jr., 29, was killed Oct. 4 at Lawton Speedway. The track official was run over by a tractor in the infield before the final race of the season. Blair was the father of three little girls. He was a second generation official at the historic race track. Bob Schwaninger, 88, of Yukon was a native Nebraskan who followed the Cornhuskers even after moving to the Sooner state in 1960. He once received a thank you letter from former Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney for his hard-core support. Schwaninger was a volunteer for several church and community events, which included the building and maintaining of a playground for handicapped children. He served as president of the Pioneers of America, an AT&T organization that funded the building of a playground for disadvantaged kids. Schwaninger was instrumental in the design of the “beep ball,” a special softball used for the visually impaired. He was also a World War II veteran. Bob Pugh, 88, was the co-founder of the Tulsa Walking Club. The retired Texaco worker and World War II veteran walked in every Oklahoma county, all 50 states and in nine countries. Pugh walked 30 miles a week into his 70s. A former assistant scoutmaster who led youngsters on more than 4,000 miles of hikes. Ed Tippens Jr., 89, played basketball for Hammon High School. Ron Chesser of Oklahoma City was an All-State football player at Yukon High School. He spent 36 years as an football and basketball official at the high school and state college levels. Inducted into the Oklahoma Officials Association Hall of Fame. Bob Peck, 80, of Edmond was a standout pitcher for Cement High School and courted by the Oklahoma City Indians of the Texas League. He instead went into the family grocery business and later owned 16 Kentucky Fried Chicken stores. Peck collected golf balls, scorecards and baseballs from special events. He enjoyed watching younger members of the family play ball in high school and college. Sheldon Rose, 37, of Moore played high school basketball at Capitol Hill. Attended Murray State Junior College on a basketball scholarship. Clyde Yates, 88, of Tulsa loved playing golf. After retiring from the space program, he played almost daily. Scored a hole-in-one in 1998. Forrest Colston, 78, of Walters marched with the Pride of Oklahoma band on fall Saturdays at Owen Field. Randy Bodenhamer, 59, was a petroleum landman for more than 30 years. He had a life-long love of sports and played recreational softball, basketball and football. Bodenhamer coached youth sports such as T-ball, softball, volleyball and flag football. He was a behind-the-scenes worker with the Sand Springs High School football and basketball teams. Learned to drive a school bus so he could transport sports teams to games. Served on the Sand Springs Parks and Recreation board of directors. Colleen Hufford, 54, of Moore was a devoted fan of the Oklahoma City Blazers and Barons hockey teams. Hufford and husband KC sat in the north end of the Cox Center. Pall bearers included former Blazers coach Doug Sauter and star forward Marty Standish. Jack Martin, 75, of Harrah was a life-long racer, competing in everything from funny cars to drag boats. By trade, Martin worked for Gilt Edge dairy as a route supervisor. Bob McIntire, 79, of Okmulgee was a native of Claude, Texas, where he lettered in football and basketball. Bob Brousseau, 87, of Oklahoma City was a former Catholic priest who dabbled in real estate. He was also a personal trainer who gave lectures on aging and health. At age 72, he set an age division world record for the bench press at 407.75 pounds. Charles Dempsey, 77, of Oklahoma City quarterbacked and captained the 1954 Classen Comets football team. He walked on at OU, and his love of football led to officiating high school games in the 1960s and 1970s. An award-winning salesman by trade. Marty White, 35, of Bethany installed bowling lanes for the family business, Big 8 Bowling Service. The Putnam City West High graduate was a Navy veteran and musician. Mike Taylor, 49, of Tulsa played baseball from first grade through college. As a 10-year-old, Taylor played on a team that defeated Puerto Rico for a national championship. Worked at a ski resort in Crested Butte, Colo.
Oct 20, 2014
The running back collected 288 yards and two touchdowns in just three quarters last week in the Bulldogs’ 35-7 rout of Norman.
High school football: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand is The Oklahoman's Player of the Week
By Jacob Unruh | Oct 20, 2014EDMOND — There’s a moment from Edmond Memorial’s Week 6 loss to Putnam City that stuck out to Warren Wand. The running back fumbled late in the game, setting the stage for the upset and putting the Bulldogs in a desperate situation to make the Class 6A playoffs. That wasn’t a problem last week in a 35-7 rout of Norman, as Wand rushed for 288 yards and two touchdowns in just three quarters of work to earn The Oklahoman’s staff choice for Player of the Week. “Just fixing my mistakes and making sure it doesn’t happen again,” Wand said. “Just playing my game and running behind the blocks I had. (The offensive line) did a great job last week.” Wand has had many impressive performances since he burst onto the scene his sophomore season, but none more crucial to Edmond Memorial. The Bulldogs had lost two straight games they were heavily favored to win before last week. Now, Friday’s matchup with Westmoore at Wantland Stadium has the possibility of being an elimination game for the Bulldogs with Jenks and Broken Arrow looming the final two weeks. “I think we’re going to need a night like that for the rest of the year, at least being effective,” Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth said. “Does it have to be 280 yards; does it have to be 300 yards? Not necessarily, but we have to be effective in the run game. “We need him to be effective; we need him to be able to make to plays in the run game.” Wand has improved each week this season and has 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s also catching the ball more, grabbing a career-high 23 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns. There’s also a new wrinkle with Wand spending some time at safety, a position he will be spotted at Friday sparingly against Westmoore’s talented receivers. As well as Wand is playing, the key for the Bulldogs will be their health. The defense has been banged up and last week was the first time since Week 1 the offensive line was nearly intact. Four of the five starters were healthy, but it’s already likely down one more person with Hayden Kaaiohelo suffering a high ankle sprain. But the group played physically against Norman, a positive sign alongside Wand. “With all of the injuries we’ve had this year, that’s where we’re at,” Merideth said. “We’ve got to play physical, we’ve got to control the ball, we’ve got to be downhill in our run game and Warren’s going to have to make plays for us. That’s just how it is.”
Oct 17, 2014
Mustang’s Chandler Garrett admittedly had the worst passing night of his varsity football career Friday night, but the Bronco coaches still wanted the ball in the hands of their junior quarterback. Garrett rushed the ball 13 times for 78 yards, with three crucial runs on the game-clinching final drive that gave the sixth-ranked Broncos a 7-3 win over Southmoore at Bronco Stadium.
Mustang football: Mustang holds on to beat Southmoore
By Scott Wright | Oct 17, 2014MUSTANG — Mustang’s Chandler Garrett admittedly had the worst passing night of his varsity football career Friday night, but the Bronco coaches still wanted the ball in the hands of their junior quarterback. Garrett rushed the ball 13 times for 78 yards, with three crucial runs on the game-clinching final drive that gave the sixth-ranked Broncos a 7-3 win over Southmoore at Bronco Stadium. “The best part of the whole game was that last drive,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said, referring to the drive that consumed the final 5:26. “It’s important to know that, against a good team, we can run the clock and run the ball when we have to, especially with the quarterback run game. It was huge.” Mustang improves to 6-1 and joins No. 1 Tulsa Union as the only teams with undefeated records in District 6A-I-2 contests. Southmoore, despite its 1-6 record, is still alive for a playoff berth with games remaining against Edmond North, Putnam City North and Norman North — all winnable games for the SaberCats. Friday’s situation could have been much different if not for some critical defensive plays for the Broncos. Southmoore got inside the Mustang 25 on all three of its second-half series, but came away scoreless. The SaberCats missed a field goal on one drive and turned the ball over on downs twice. “We came out there with our heads on fire,” linebacker Cutter Smith said. “We knew the game plan. We just had to do it.” Southmoore had just 161 total yards, with only 32 of it coming in the first half. “Our defense is starting to finally get it,” Dombek said. “We’re still young. A lot of those guys are juniors and sophomores. They played great tonight. We gave Southmoore a short field, put our defense in bad situations all night, and they just raised up and played extremely well.” Mustang running back Chase Brown, perhaps the unsung hero of the Bronco offense, finished with 64 yards and the game’s only touchdown. But as the Southmoore defense’s focus tightened on Brown, Garrett began to find running room. He threw three interceptions in the first half but kept the offense moving as the game wound down. “I know the coaches don’t really want me running the ball, just for safety reasons, and it really wasn’t part of the game plan tonight,” the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Garrett said. “But Southmoore is really fast and athletic on the back end, and I couldn’t throw it for nothin’ tonight, so I just tried to make a difference with my feet. “As a quarterback, you have to handle adversity. I really have to give props to our defense. They really saved us tonight.”
Oct 16, 2014
In a football game that featured 25 penalties for 244 yards, six turnovers, a blocked punt, another punt for 4 yards, a safety and two should-have-been touchdowns on fumble returns that were negated by officials, Yukon hung on for a 25-13 win over the Pirates in a key District 6A-I-1 matchup at Putnam City Stadium.
Yukon football: Yukon hangs on for victory over Putnam City
By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Oct 16, 2014Putnam City vs. Yukon on Thursday night was not a thing of beauty, unless you were rooting for Yukon and looked at the final score. In a football game that featured 25 penalties for 244 yards, six turnovers, a blocked punt, another punt for 4 yards, a safety and two should-have-been touchdowns on fumble returns that were negated by officials, Yukon hung on for a 25-13 win over the Pirates in a key District 6A-I-1 matchup at Putnam City Stadium. “No win is ugly, because they’re so hard to come by,” Yukon coach Bill Young said. “That was a good one for us.” During the three-hour, 15-minute marathon, the Millers had numerous players make big plays. Caleb Davis caught a 57-yard touchdown pass from Christian Gordon in the third quarter to put Yukon firmly in control. Kicker Bradyn Altizer, playing in what Young said was his first varsity game, made three field goals, from 23, 32 and 42 yards. Caleb Roy blocked a punt and Bryce Lutts twice intercepted Putnam City quarterback Braden Hudson. “It was a much-needed win,” Davis said. “It will help our confidence for sure going into next week (against Norman).” Davis’ 57-yard catch-and-run touchdown came on a third-and-13 play and put the Millers up 19-7. Roy’s blocked punt led to Altizer’s second field goal, making it 22-7 midway through the third quarter. Khalil Randolph appeared to have scored for Yukon on a 69-yard fumble return moments later, but officials ruled there had been an inadvertent whistle, even as they awarded possession to the Millers. Altizer’s third field goal, set up by a 61-yard run to the Putnam City 15 by Morgan Neal, extended the Yukon lead to 25-7 with 9:59 left. But Hudson, who completed 19-of-32 passes for 280 yards, marched the Pirates 62 yards in just three plays, throwing a 23-yard touchdown pass to Dreyvon Christon with 9:14 left to make it 25-13. After Yukon went three-and-out, Hudson hit Christon for 34 yards to the Yukon 5, but Lutts ended that threat with an interception with 6:51 left. The Pirates lost the ball on downs at the Yukon 25 on their next possession, and Lutts picked off Hudson at the Yukon 4 with 1:05 left to seal the win. Yukon (3-4, 2-2) overcame 15 penalties for 163 yards, while Putnam City (2-5, 1-3) had 10 penalties for 81 yards. The Pirates lost two fumbles in addition to Hudson’s two interceptions and ended the game with minus-4 yards rushing. Gordon, who entered the game after Yukon starter Ryan Andraszek threw interceptions on two of his first four passes, finished 8-of-14 for 134 yards passing and rushed for 53 yards on 18 carries. Davis had two catches for 70 yards. Hunter Sconce put Yukon ahead with a 5-yard touchdown run with 6:33 left in the first half. Putnam City quickly answered, with Hudson hitting Bolu Onifade on a short slant pass and Onifade accelerating 83 yards to the end zone to tie the game at the 5:23 mark. Yukon caught a break when an apparent fumble by Gordon — which was returned 38 yards to the end zone by Onifade — was nullified, as officials ruled Gordon was down. The Millers eventually punted, and a 44-yard boot by Gordon pinned the Pirates at their own 5 late in the first half. The Millers cashed in that break, tackling Hudson in the end zone for a safety two plays later. After the ensuing free kick, Yukon drove to the Putnam City 2 before settling for a 23-yard field goal by Altizer with :03 left before halftime, making it 12-7.
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Trinity Chr. vs. Img Acad., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Blackwell, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Westmoore at Broken Arrow, NewsOK.com/varsity/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m., Southmoore at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Yukon at Putnam City, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Nowata at Vian, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Norman North at Edmond North, Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Thursday, Oct. 16
Oct 15, 2014THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Trinity Chr. vs. Img Acad., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Blackwell, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Westmoore at Broken Arrow, NewsOK.com/varsity/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m., Southmoore at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Yukon at Putnam City, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Nowata at Vian, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Norman North at Edmond North, Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Guymon at Deer Creek, KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Douglass at Bethany, KRXO-FM 107.7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m., Col. Mines at Ft. Lewis, CBSS (Cox 249) 9 p.m., Utah at Oregon State, FS1 (Cox 67) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., Baltimore at Kansas City, TBS (Cox 62) if necess. 7 p.m., St. Louis at San Francisco, FS1 (Cox 67) NFL 7:25 p.m., N.Y. Jets at New England, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) NBA PRESEASON 6 p.m., Boston at Philadelphia, NBATV (Cox 256) 7 p.m., OKC at New Orleans, WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9 p.m., Utah vs. L.A. Lakers, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 6 p.m., Dallas at Pittsburgh, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Justin Timberlake Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Hana Bank, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., New England at Houston, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Florida at South Carolina, SECN (Cox 275) FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Edmond Memorial at Norman, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Putnam North at Moore, KOKC-AM 1520 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Fresno St. at Boise St., ESPN (Cox 29) 8 p.m., Temple at Houston, ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Kansas City at Baltimore, TBS (Cox 62) if necess. AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 4:30 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) NBA PRESEASON 6:30 p.m., Dallas at Cleveland, NBATV (Cox 2560 7 p.m., Toronto at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9:30 p.m., Utah at L.A. Clippers, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., Greater Hickory Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Justin Timberlake Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Hana Bank, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 7 p.m., Texas at OKC, KXXY-FM 96.1 COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m., Lake Sup. St. at N. Dame. NBCSN (Cox 251) CANADIAN FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Ottawa at Hamilton, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S SOCCER 5 p.m., Virginia at Clemson, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 9 p.m., Salt Lake at Portland, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/FCS (Cox 271) 8 p.m., USA vs. Guatemala, FS1 (Cox 67) VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m., LSU at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) FIELD HOCKEY 2 p.m., Boston College at Louisville, FSPLUS (Cox 68)
WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., Baltimore at Kansas City, TBS (Cox 62) 7 p.m., St. Louis at San Francisco, FS1 (Cox 67) NBA PRESEASON 6:30 a.m., Brooklyn vs. Sacramento, NBATV (Cox 256) 6 p.m., Indiana vs. Cleveland, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 7 p.m., Boston at Detroit, NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 8 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., LPGA: Hana Bank, GOLF (Cox 60) VOLLEYBALL 5 p.m., Florida at...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Wednesday, Oct. 15
Oct 14, 2014WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., Baltimore at Kansas City, TBS (Cox 62) 7 p.m., St. Louis at San Francisco, FS1 (Cox 67) NBA PRESEASON 6:30 a.m., Brooklyn vs. Sacramento, NBATV (Cox 256) 6 p.m., Indiana vs. Cleveland, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 7 p.m., Boston at Detroit, NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 8 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., LPGA: Hana Bank, GOLF (Cox 60) VOLLEYBALL 5 p.m., Florida at South Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Arkansas at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) 6:30 p.m., Kansas State at TCU, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., Texas Tech at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 271) THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Trinity Chr. vs. Img Acad., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Blackwell, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Southmoore at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Yukon at Putnam City, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Nowata at Vian, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Norman North at Edmond North, Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Guymon at Deer Creek, KTOK-AM 1000 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m., Col. Sch. Min. at Ft. Lewis, CBSS (Cox 249) 9 p.m., Utah at Oregon State, FS1 (Cox 67) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., Baltimore at Kansas City, TBS (Cox 62) if necess. 7 p.m., St. Louis at San Francisco, FS1 (Cox 67) NFL 7:25 p.m., N.Y. Jets at New England, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) NBA PRESEASON 6 p.m., Boston at Philadelphia, NBATV (Cox 256) 7 p.m., OKC at New Orleans, WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9 p.m., Utah vs. L.A. Lakers, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 6 p.m., Dallas at Pittsburgh, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Justin Timberlake Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Hana Bank, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., New England at Houston, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Florida at South Carolina, SECN (Cox 275)
High school football: Putnam City quarterback Braden Hudson is The Oklahoman's City-Area Player of the WeekOct 13, 2014
Hudson threw three touchdown passes before halftime to give the Pirates a 21-13 lead, then he tossed two more TDs in the fourth quarter to seal the Pirates’ 36-33 upset victory over the Edmond Bulldogs.
High school football: Putnam City quarterback Braden Hudson is The Oklahoman's City-Area Player of the Week
By Scott Wright | Oct 13, 2014WARR ACRES — As they went through the toughest two weeks on their schedule, Putnam City’s Braden Hudson and his teammates kept reminding themselves that those two weeks weren’t going to define their football season. Putnam City, the smallest school in Class 6A Division I, opened district play against two of the three largest schools in the state, Jenks and Broken Arrow. While the Pirates played hard — they were leading Jenks in the third quarter — the bigger schools had too much power, and put the Pirates away by multiple touchdowns. “We knew if we could survive that part of our schedule that we had a chance to do something good in the rest of our games,” said Hudson, PC’s junior quarterback. Yet the Pirates still found themselves trailing Edmond Memorial 13-0 in the second quarter last Friday night. Then it clicked. “We just followed along with the plan and really got something going,” Hudson said. “Once somebody did something right, everybody else started doing things right and the chemistry started flowing.” Hudson threw three touchdown passes before halftime to give the Pirates a 21-13 lead, then he tossed two more TDs in the fourth quarter to seal the Pirates’ 36-33 upset victory over the Bulldogs. He finished 18-of-29 for 196 yards and earned The Oklahoman’s staff selection as City-Area Player of the Week. Hudson spread the ball around, hitting Dreyvon Christon for three TDs and Bolu Onifade for one, while using his running backs in the passing game as well. “Braden’s maturing more and more,” said senior running back/receiver Chris Pogi, who was on the receiving end of one of Hudson’s five TDs. “He’s trusting his receivers. It feels like there’s no stopping him now.” Putnam City hosts Yukon on Thursday night in another game with huge playoff implications in District 6A-I-1. And now that they’ve got a win under their belt, the Pirates feel more confident that a playoff berth is attainable. “It feels good, because we know we have a chance,” Hudson said. “Our back isn’t against the wall. We have a chance, if we can just come out and play well.”
Oct 11, 2014
Junior quarterback Braden Hudson threw five touchdown passes to help the Pirates pull off the upset and improve to 2-4 on the season.
High school notebook: Braden Hudson's 5 TD passes lead Putnam City to upset of Edmond Memorial
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Oct 11, 2014After the toughest possible start to district play, Putnam City came to life with an impressive 36-33 win at No. 9 Edmond Memorial on Friday night. Junior quarterback Braden Hudson threw five touchdown passes to help the Pirates pull off the upset and improve to 2-4 on the season. “Braden has been playing really well lately,” Putnam City coach John Wofford said. “He’s staying in the pocket and throwing the ball well. And he’s running when we need him to.” The Pirates’ committee of running backs — Denzel Dean, Ryan Brown and fullback Austin Williams — helped the cause with a solid rushing attack against Edmond Memorial as well. “They ran hard and were able to open some things up for Braden,” Wofford said. Putnam City had lost 49-28 at Jenks to open district play two weeks ago, in a game the Pirates led in the third quarter. And last week, PC was on the wrong end of a 44-0 loss to Broken Arrow. But the win over Memorial keeps postseason possibilities alive for the Pirates, who host Yukon in a game that will be crucial to both teams’ playoff hopes on Thursday night. JOHN MARSHALL RUNS AWAY FROM BRIDGE CREEK Saturday afternoon was much friendlier to John Marshall than Friday night had been. The Bears, ranked eighth in Class 3A, couldn’t get their offense going before thunderstorms led to the postponement of Friday night’s game at Bridge Creek. But John Marshall broke away from a 12-12 halftime deadlock to win 50-12 in the continuation of the game Saturday afternoon. At 6-0 on the season, the Bears have scored at least 35 points in five games, while the defense has yet to allow more than 21. LITTLE AXE GETS BIG WIN OVER JONES Little Axe coach Ted Dorrell spent nearly his entire life in Jones. He graduated from there and even served as offensive coordinator for three years. That made Thursday’s 19-18 win over the Longhorns even sweeter. “It was real neat for our kids to go out and get this win,” the fourth-year coach said. “We did just enough to win it.” Running back Jacob Sheppard scored the winning touchdown on an 80-yard run in the fourth quarter to complete another strong performance for the junior. He finished with 211 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries. “Pretty much every time he touches the ball, something special happens,” Dorrell said. The win improves Little Axe to 4-2 on the season and 1-1 in District 3A-3 play, leaving open the possibility of still earning a home playoff game. The Indians travel to Star Spencer on Friday. “We can still win the district theoretically,” Dorrell said. “We’ve got to stay positive and keep going out and trying to take care of business on our end.” WEATHERFORD REGAINS FOCUS AGAINST WOODWARD Weatherford coach Dan Kurtenbach said his team’s mental focus throughout this season is a big reason the Eagles are 5-1 following a 21-0 shutout of No. 7 Woodward, even if they struggled against Cache the week before. “We’ve done a really good job of staying composed and staying mentally focused,” he said. “We didn’t execute at times last week against Cache. Cache is a really good football team. They’ve made vast improvements and we didn’t execute very well. “Our mental focus has been really good throughout the season. Then it just comes down to how well we execute on drives.” The Eagles executed a long drive perfectly against Woodward in the third quarter, chewing up 10 minutes and going 83 yards for a 1-yard touchdown run by Jacob Hoffman for a 14-0 lead. Hoffman finished with two touchdowns. “Our offensive line played really well.” Kurtenbach said. “We sprinkled in some pass plays that were executed really well. When you’ve got a guy like Jacob Hoffman at running back, it makes it easy to call plays.” CAVE SPRINGS REMAINS PERFECT BEHIND COINER, BISHOP Class C No. 8 Cave Springs continues to shine this season, routing Webbers Falls 44-0 to remain a perfect 6-0 this season after going just 3-7 last season. And it’s the duo of quarterback Wyatt Coiner and receiver Jake Bishop that made the difference Friday. Coiner threw three touchdown passes — two to Bishop — and finished with 201 yards passing. He also ran a successful two-point conversion. Bishop finished with six receptions for 121 yards. Cave Springs travels to No. 4 Fox this week in a matchup that could possibly decide the district championship. CORN BIBLE’S PENNER RETURNS THREE PUNTS FOR TDS Corn Bible Academy senior fullback Jordan Penner already returned a kick for a touchdown earlier this season. On Friday, he topped that by returning three punts for touchdowns in a 64-14 win over Temple. Penner finished with four total touchdowns after rushing for one, equaling the total of scores by freshman running back Andre Miller. Miller finished with 197 yards on 22 carries. His longest score came on an 80-yard run. Corn Bible (2-4) is off this week before hosting No. 7 Grandfield. HARMON HAS BIG NIGHT FOR GARBER Senior Trenton Harmon did a little bit of everything during Garber’s 68-12 win over Wesleyan Christian. At quarterback, he accounted for six touchdowns and 200 total yards. He threw three touchdowns and rushed for three, and also ran two two-point conversions. On defense, he was equally impressive with 10 tackles and a sack at linebacker. He also blocked a kick. Garber (4-2) travels to Watts this week.
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
The Bronchos, 4-1 and ranked No. 25 in NCAA Division II, are halfway through one of their best seasons in years. And defensive coordinator Russ Pickett still points to Game 1, a 26-7 victory at Fort Hays State, as the difference-maker.
Oklahoma state college football notebook: UCO defense keeping the faith
COMPILED BY SCOTT MUNN | Oct 3, 2014Central Oklahoma defensive coordinator Russ Pickett said nothing has helped his unit more than keeping the faith, knowing it could stand up to tough competition in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. “We knew we could play good defense, but getting the confidence to do that was the main thing,” he said. The Bronchos, 4-1 and ranked No. 25 in NCAA Division II, are halfway through one of their best seasons in years. And Pickett still points to Game 1, a 26-7 victory at Fort Hays State, as the difference-maker. “That one was critical for us, the first game of the season,” Pickett said. “The kids made some big plays, and we got a big win. It was so big for us to get that confidence right off the bat.” With the exception of a 36-13 loss to defending national champion Northwest Missouri State on Sept. 27, UCO has not allowed an opponent more than 17 points in a game this season. Not bad considering that through five games last year — en route to the worst defensive season in school history — the Bronchos had given up 52, 65, 54, 28 and 63 points on successive weekends. And, going into Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against Missouri Southern at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Central Oklahoma is coming off its first win by shutout since the 2006 season. “The kids came out and did a great job,” Pickett said of the Bronchos’ 49-0 rout of Nebraska-Kearney a week ago. “All the credit goes to them, because Kearney is a better football team than what they showed that day.” Central is surrendering averages of 360.4 yards and 14 points per game this season. Last year, the Bronchos gave up averages of 532.5 yards and 50 points per outing. They set single-season school records for futility in total yards allowed (5,325); points allowed (500); and first downs allowed (255). A few newcomers have helped reduce the sleepless nights for Pickett, who is in his third season at UCO. Cody Jones and Matt Pruitt are transfers in the defensive backfield. Jones, who has returned two of his team-best four interceptions for touchdowns, was an All-Region player at Bakersfield Junior College. Pruitt is playing for the first time in two years after starring for Southern Nazarene. North Texas transfer David Busby is another notable newcomer in the defensive backfield, and defensive end Nick Koenig is another juco transfer who has excelled. “And (linebacker) Chass Glaspie has really stepped up and blossomed as a senior,” Pickett said of the Bronchos’ leading tackler. “You’re going to have years like we did last season. You just can’t get too down. But I give credit to all of these kids for this. You’ve got to learn to play well and play consistent.” GRID BITS Southern Nazarene coach Mike Cochran said starting quarterback James Mauro is likely done for the season with an injury to his throwing arm. Mauro was injured in the fourth quarter of the Crimson Storm’s 31-26 loss to East Central on Saturday. Mauro walked the sideline the rest of the game with his arm in a sling. Mauro is a 6-foot-7, 240-pound sophomore who throws a pretty ball. He had completed 19 of 29 passes for 292 yards and a touchdown when he went down with 11:08 remaining in the game and SNU trailing 28-20. Junior Alec Laffoon is the likely candidate to replace Mauro. Laffoon ran for a 9-yard touchdown after Mauro departed. But Laffoon has thrown just 10 passes this season for seven yards. Big game at 2 p.m. Saturday in Shawnee. Central States Football League favorite Langston will visit Oklahoma Baptist. Langston has played a nonconference schedule loaded with Division II teams. So the Lions’ 2-3 record is deceiving. OBU is 4-2, which includes a surprising 30-20 league loss at previously winless Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas). OBU hopes to contend for the CSFL championship, but a win against Langston is a must. Two losses in the league would be hard to overcome and likely eliminate Oklahoma Baptist from any NAIA playoff hopes. HONOR ROLL Bryan Byers, a goalkeeper for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, was chosen as Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The former Putnam City North standout had consecutive shutouts as the Drovers beat league foes Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Oklahoma Baptist. Byers is 9-1 this season, allowing just six goals and shutting out seven teams. Of his 55 career wins, 38 have been by shutout. RECORD NUMBERS Daniela Martinez of Central Oklahoma set a single-round school record with a 66 Monday at the UCO/RCB Bank Golf Classic on Lincoln Park’s East Course. Martinez, a transfer from Northwood (Texas), had 13 pars and five birdies. The previous record was 68, shared by Taylor Neidy and Kelly Callison. Ailee Thompson of Oklahoma Baptist tied a school record with five goals Tuesday night, leading the Bison to a 6-1 soccer rout of Mid-America Christian. The record was originally set in 2004 by Katya Arruda. Rogers State had 10 different goal scorers on Wednesday night during its 15-0 soccer rout of Hillsdale Free Will Baptist in Claremore. Austin Sexton had a hat trick for the Hillcats (5-5), who broke a school record for most goals in game. The previous mark was nine in a 2009 victory over Southwestern College. RUNNING WILD Even when Oklahoma Baptist has a bye week on its cross country schedule, Hannah Helker Fields keeps on running. The NAIA All-American out of Edmond North High school competed in a weekend meet against several Division I runners and finished third. Fields covered the 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) race in 16 minutes, 24 seconds. On Monday she was named Sooner Athletic Conference Women’s Runner of the Week and on Wednesday the NAIA Runner of the Week. She has been honored regionally and nationally three times this season. Runners from NCAA power Arkansas, Wichita State, Drake, Kansas State, Texas Tech, TCU, LSU and Baylor competed. Fields finished behind two runners from Arkansas.
Oct 2, 2014
A lot of athletically gifted sixth graders don’t even make it to the level of high school star, much less college or the pros. But some, like Garrett, are able to maintain focus and continue to progress as players. Now a 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior, Garrett has become one of the top high school quarterbacks in the state. He’s drawing recruiting attention from programs all over the country.
Friday Night Lights: Ask Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett — dreams do happen
By Scott Wright | Oct 2, 2014MUSTANG — Four-and-a-half years ago, on May 23, 2010, the pages of The Oklahoman told the story of a sixth-grade boy from Checotah who was going around the country as part of a reality show for young quarterbacks. It was called Steve Clarkson’s Dreammaker Tour, a national talent search likened to “American Idol.” And the name of the tour held true. It really made dreams happen. That 13-year-old who had hardly ever traveled away from his Eastern Oklahoma home got to go to Dallas and Houston, then Santa Clara, Calif., and finally, Hawaii. “I got to play catch with Joe Montana,” he said. You might be wondering what that little sixth-grader is up to now, nearly five years later. Well, you can see for yourself on Friday night when Chandler Garrett quarterbacks the Mustang Broncos against visiting Putnam City North at 7 at Bronco Stadium. A lot of athletically gifted sixth graders don’t even make it to the level of high school star, much less college or the pros. But some, like Garrett, are able to maintain focus and continue to progress as players. Now a 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior, Garrett has become one of the top high school quarterbacks in the state. He’s drawing recruiting attention from programs all over the country. Pieces of Garrett’s story — like the Dreammaker Tour or the recruiting attention or the publicity he’s received since the sixth grade — might paint the picture of a prima donna, a gifted high school player with only his personal success in mind. But that’s not Garrett. His parents, Bodie and Shecoeta, work hard to keep him humble, and keep him focused on team success, not individual accolades. “Back then, our dream for him was just for him to play on a Friday night,” Shecoeta said. “You can get caught up in everything — the recruiting and the letters and ‘are we ever gonna get an offer?’ But you just have to step back and say hey, let’s get excited about playing for Mustang on Friday night.” Garrett ended up at the first Dreammaker camp as a fluke. “We wanted to send him to a camp, so I just started looking stuff up on the Internet,” Shecoeta said. “We found the Dreammaker camp in Dallas, and it was on his birthday, so we decided to go.” Garrett, who was one of the youngest quarterbacks at the camp, made it all the way through to the finale in Maui that included only 10 players in the youth division. Jack Hatzfield of Edmond, who was 12 at the time, also made it. And former Tulsa Washington player Jordy Albert reached the finals in the high school division. “I was so nervous at that first camp, I couldn’t even play catch just warming up,” Garrett said. “The guy I was throwing to was getting mad at me because I couldn’t throw the ball to him.” But ultimately, his talent came through. Chandler showed it at the Dreammaker Tour stop in Houston. Even though he was placed in a group with kids a year older than him, he stood out. His throws were sharper, and his accuracy was better, Jenni Carlson wrote back in May 2010. When Garrett was in seventh grade, his parents moved to Mustang where Shecoeta had grown up, to be closer to family and have better job opportunities while they raised their five kids. Garrett started working with then-Mustang coach Ty Prestidge — who had been Bodie’s high school coach at Westmoore. And the family came in contact with former Oklahoma offensive coordinator Joe Dickinson, who coaches young quarterbacks. Garrett continues to work with Dickinson, especially during his summer throwing program, and now he’s come under the tutelage of second-year Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek, a former college quarterback himself. Garrett moved into the starting quarterback spot midway through his sophomore season, and has guided the Broncos to a 3-1 record to begin his junior year. He has completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 961 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions. In nearly 18 months at Mustang, Dombek has seen drastic growth from his quarterback. “He works at it and he loves it. He loves football, and he wants to be good,” Dombek said. “But he knows that it’s all about our development as a team. He knows we have a lot of work to do. He leads by example, and the guys follow him.” A lot has changed for Garrett since his days as a 13-year-old on the Dreammaker Tour. He’s bigger and stronger and smarter. But not everything has changed. He's still the kid who fights with his brothers and sister, forgets to make his bed and leaves his towels on the bathroom floor, Carlson wrote about the 13-year-old Garrett. That line has always stuck with his mother. “You know what?” Shecoeta said. “He still leaves his towels on the bathroom floor.”
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
The Cowboys have played during the late afternoon, at night and on a Thursday. This week, they’ll set their alarm clocks extra early for their first late-morning kickoff of the season.
Oklahoma State football: Players and coaches react to 11 a.m. kickoff time against Iowa State
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Sep 30, 2014Oklahoma State has had its fair share of schedule variation through its first four games. The Cowboys have played a night game at a neutral site, then at home on both a Thursday and Saturday evening. OSU has also suited up for a Saturday afternoon matchup. This week, Iowa State comes into town for an 11 a.m. kickoff. Here’s what they’re saying about the mid-morning matchup: Coach Mike Gundy: “I like morning games. I’d rather kick off at 2 o’clock … A lot of times it’s not an easy situation for the fans to get here. But I think that a morning game on a Saturday is still much more feasible than a Thursday night game during the season for us.” Wide receiver Marcell Ateman: “I think it’s fun playing in the morning … getting out there early, starting early. Being one of the first games on (TV), I don’t mind it.” Cornerback Kevin Peterson: “I like the morning games, especially home games. My parents get to come to the games and I’m able to see them after the game, instead of playing at 6 o’clock and getting done at like 10 … at the same time, primetime games are more fun because it’s like another half day to prepare for the game.” HILL SHOWCASES TECHNICAL SKILLS OF RECEIVER When Tyreek Hill hauled in that 50-yard touchdown catch against Texas Tech, his first score of the season, it was hard not to get caught up in the obvious. Another Daxx Garman monster deep fade. Hill’s track-star speed and acceleration while the ball was still in the air. “I told Daxx, I don’t think he can overthrow him,” offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich said Monday. “I challenged him.” But from Yurcich’s view from the coach’s box atop Boone Pickens Stadium on Thursday, he saw something else besides the throw and Hill’s speed that was equally important, if not more impressive considering the circumstances. “(Hill) did a nice job of wiggling through there, the safety tried to re-route him and get hands on him,” Yurcich said. “And he dipped his shoulder and got through.” Without those technical skills, Hill is just a track athlete in football pads. He displayed strengths on Thursday that showcase his development as a wide receiver in the Cowboy offense. “He’s very athletic and he has very good ball skills,” Gundy said postgame. “That’s not an easy catch when you’re running as fast as he’s running and the ball is coming back over your head.” Last season at Garden City Community College, Hill hauled in 32 catches for 532 yards and six touchdowns to go along with his running back and return duties. Since arriving at OSU, he’s spent the majority of his practice repetitions with the running backs. But there’s no doubt the Cowboys trust Hill in the pass game as well, and his practice plan moving forward reflects that confidence. “We mix it up depending on the game plan,” Yurcich said. “Some weeks he’ll line up at receiver a little bit more depending on what schemes we want to have in.” That’s why OSU safety Jordan Sterns wasn’t surprised as he watched Hill snag that deep ball against Texas Tech. Every time Hill lines up at receiver in practice, it puts the Cowboy secondary on alert. “It’s like, uh-oh, we gotta deal with this dude,” Sterns said. “So it’s nothing new. When it happened, I was like, OK, we’ve seen that before.” ISU OFFENSIVE LINEMAN GREW UP AS OSU FAN Iowa State offensive lineman Daniel Burton grew up in Oklahoma City and played football at Putnam City North High School. In an interview with The Des Moines Register this week, Burton said he grew up a Cowboy fan as his parents and older brothers graduated from OSU. However, Burton never received a scholarship offer from the Cowboys. So he made the next best choice. “I was like, you know, if I can’t play for them, I’d love to play against them,” Burton said.
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
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.
High school football notebook: Defense lifts Putnam City to first victory
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Sep 21, 2014With 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. “Our defense played really well,” coach John Wofford said. “Alonzo Fuller played another good game for us at linebacker. Through three games, he has 44 tackles.” Dre Christmon and Bolu Onifade led the secondary against the Patriots’ solid passing attack. With Jenks and Broken Arrow waiting the next two weeks, a win was helpful for the Pirates. “It’s nice to get a ‘W’ before you go into our district,” Wofford said. “We started with two tough losses, so this is good for the kids. They’re excited to get a nice win.” STILLWATER’S NOBLE OUT FOR SEASON AGAIN Stillwater quarterback Braxton Noble will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week, cutting short his season for a third straight year. Noble, a senior, suffered season-ending injuries in Week 5 his sophomore year and Week 4 his junior year. He played one full game this season, but injured his shoulder in a Week 2 win over Mustang. “It’s been a tough road for him,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “He’s taking it well and being encouraging to his teammates. He told me even the night it happened all he wanted to do was encourage his teammates and do whatever he could do to help them win.” Entering this season, Noble had completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,899 yards and 15 touchdowns. Marlon McDonald III started in Noble’s place Friday during the Pioneers’ 38-14 win over Edmond North. Stillwater almost exclusively ran the ball, rushing 65 times and passing only six times. Barnard said there is no plan to abandon the pass moving forward. “We think we’re going to be able to throw the ball,” he said. “Marlon had two big passes (Friday) night. We’re not ever going to line up and throw it 25 times or anything, but we will be able to throw the football.” POTEAU RUNNING BACKS SHINE Poteau junior running backs Roger Barcheers and Elijah Price both found a rhythm in Friday’s 66-26 win over Campus High in Haysville, Kan. Barcheers crossed the 3,000-yard career mark, rushing for 255 yards on 17 carries. He scored four touchdowns and now has 3,201 career yards. Price also carried the ball 13 times for 123 yards and a touchdown.
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...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every 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.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman 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. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Tony Mendoza threw three long TD passes as Hennessey, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A, beat Class 3A’s top-ranked Kingfisher 32-13.
High school football roundup: Hennessey beats top-ranked Kingfisher
From Staff Reports | Sep 12, 2014Three long touchdown passes by Tony Mendoza helped lead Class 2A No. 3 Hennessey to a 32-13 home victory over Kingfisher, the top-ranked team in 3A. Mendoza had a 37-yard TD pass to Tabor Johns and a 25-yarder to Jose Sanchez as Hennessey took a 25-0 lead after three quarters. Kingfisher scored twice in the fourth to make it 25-13, before Mendoza hit Sanchez on an 80-yard TD. Mendoza finished 12 of 14 for 228 yards. Sanchez had 153 yards on seven catches. Javy Renteria led Hennessey’s defense with 13 tackles and two pass deflections. HARMON PACES CASHION Matt Harmon threw for 193 yards and three touchdowns to lead Class A No. 5 Cashion to a 40-7 victory over Mooreland. Harmon was 13 of 18, including TD passes of 38 and 11 yards to Josh Hampton. Hampton finished with 102 yards on five catches. Dylan Kordeliski scored twice for Cashion, including a 44-yard fumble return. DAVENPORT COASTS Hunter Reid accounted for five touchdows as Davenport, ranked No. 3 in Class B, defeated Watts 46-0 in a game stopped at halftime due to the mercy rule. Reid threw three TD passes, had a 31-yard touchdown run and returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score. CURRY-MALTZ CONNECTION LEADS GUTHRIE Class 5A No. 4 Guthrie improved to 2-0 with a 24-6 victory at Ponca City. L’liott Curry caught touchdown passes of 10 and 21 yards from Zane Maltz, and ran for 114 yards on 11 carries. CHOCTAW BOUNCES PUTNAM CITY Jonah Llanusa ran for three scores and threw for another, leading Choctaw past Putnam City 34-3. Two of Llanusa’s TD throws went to Jacob Rapp, covering 17 and 8 yards. Llanusa also connected with Kurt Yandell on a 49-yarder, and scored on a 6-yard run. Choctaw (2-0) is ranked No. 4 in Class 6A-II. JONES GETS PAST HARRAH A 7-yard run by Brandon George in the fourth quarter proved to be the game winner in Jones’ 26-20 victory at Harrah. George also had a 16-yard TD pass to Layton Moore. Tarik Leniger had TD runs of 19 and 16 yards for the Longhorns. Grant Martin led the way for Harrah with touchdown runs of 24, 1 and 60 yards. MCGUINNESS EDGES KELLEY Bishop McGuinness scored two first-half touchdowns and held on for a 16-14 victory at Tulsa Kelley. Jacob Mullins completed 15 of 22 passes for 214 yards including a 31-yard touchdown to Rubell Goe. The other TD for the Irish (1-1) came on an 11-yard run by Zach Segell. Kelley scored both its touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The Comets (0-2) converted the 2-point coversion after their first TD, but failed on the second after a penalty. PAYTON SHINES FOR PERKINS Jacob Payton ran for 227 yards on just 12 carries and scored four touchdowns as Perkins beat McLoud 42-9. Payton had TD runs of 6, 28, 67 and 5 yards. Zac Bledsoe added two TD passes, one of them a 59-yarder to Thunder Sharp. BIG PLAYS SPARK OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN A 99-yard kickoff return by Kade Van Meter was the first of several big scoring plays that helped Oklahoma Christian beat Class 4A No. 10 Metro Christian, 43-32. OCS, No. 10 in Class 2A, got three touchdowns from quarterback Thomas Qualls — on a 75-yard run, and passes of 29 and 15 yards to Connor Sikes. Callen Crockett added a 49-yard interception return for a score, and Luke Frankfurt had a 75-yard TD. He finished with 113 yards. Van Meter also had two interceptions. Abe Anderson threw three touchdown passes for Metro Christian. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TRIMS ROCKETS Spencer Lindsey threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns as Christian Heritage beat Mount St. Mary, 21-14. Lindsey’s TD passes went to Braden Mikes, one of them a 68-yarder. St. Mary got touchdown runs of 33 yards from Archie Browne and 11 yards from Joe Castiglione Jr. RUN GAME CARRIES MEEKER The running of quarterback Jake Stanlee and fullback Tim Whitfield led Meeker to a 62-46 victory over Chandler. Stanley had 222 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, and Whitfield had 204 yards and six TDs on 20 carries.
Putnam City High School athletic director A.D. Burtschi lost an emphatic plea to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors on Wednesday to reverse a rule that leaves the Pirates ineligible to host any playoff event. An administrator from Putnam City failed to attend one of the OSSAA’s mandatory eligibility workshops this summer. By rule, the school is not allowed...
Putnam City High School denied appeal to host playoff events
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 10, 2014Putnam City High School athletic director A.D. Burtschi lost an emphatic plea to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors on Wednesday to reverse a rule that leaves the Pirates ineligible to host any playoff event. An administrator from Putnam City failed to attend one of the OSSAA’s mandatory eligibility workshops this summer. By rule, the school is not allowed to host a playoff contest. “I understand that there needs to be consequences,” Burtschi told the board. “At the end of the day, I ask for those consequences to be on me.” The appeal was ultimately denied 11-1 by the board. Putnam City was 1 of 16 schools to break the rule this year, a number that was more than four times above last season’s total. OSSAA MAKING DONATIONS TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS The OSSAA board of directors approved two donations to Special Olympics Oklahoma this year. One will be a $1,200 donation. The other will be the organization donating leftover products — basketballs, footballs, etc. from championship events — to Special Olympics. “We’re excited about that and excited about our partnership that we have with them,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. OCS COACH REINSTATED Oklahoma Christian School soccer coach John Wilkens was reinstated by the OSSAA Board of Directors following a year-long suspension imposed by the school for a violation. Wilkens missed all of last season, but refused to talk about the violation as he wants to move forward. “I look forward to the opportunity,” Wilkens said. “I still love kids and I am still a teacher. I am more of an academic guy with math. I’m looking forward to it.” Wilkens will likely be an assistant coach for both boys and girls teams, while also coaching the academic team. FORT GIBSON QB TEARS ACL One of Class 4A’s top quarterbacks is likely to miss the rest of the season. Fort Gibson senior J.R. Singleton, The Oklahoma’s Class 4A Preseason All-State quarterback, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Friday’s win over Tahlequah, the Muskogee Phoenix reports. Fort Gibson coach and Singleton’s father James said the knee is stable, but doctors said it’s torn. “That just makes it all the more frustrating for J.R.,” James told the newspaper. CHEROKEE FORMIMG CO-OP IN CROSS COUNTRY Cherokee was narrowly approved to form a three-school co-op for cross country this season by the OSSAA. Cherokee will join Burlington and Pond Creek-Hunter in both boys and girls events. The schools compete in Class 2A. The board initially voted to a 6-6 tie, but board president Duane Merideth voted yes to break the tie.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 9, 2014
The Great American Rivalry Series, presented by the United States Marine Corps and AT&T, will highlight the Southmoore vs. Westmoore football game on Friday night at Moore Stadium. According to the series’ website, the game was selected as one of the top 100 must-see rivalries for this season. The Great American Rivalry Series was created in 2004, and has spotlighted rivalries in 36...
High school notebook: Southmoore vs. Westmoore football game featured in series
BY TRENT SHADID, JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2014The Great American Rivalry Series, presented by the United States Marine Corps and AT&T, will highlight the Southmoore vs. Westmoore football game on Friday night at Moore Stadium. According to the series’ website, the game was selected as one of the top 100 must-see rivalries for this season. The Great American Rivalry Series was created in 2004, and has spotlighted rivalries in 36 different states. The winner will receive a trophy, presented by the Marines, and the Most Valuable Player of the game along with the top student-athlete from each school will also be recognized. The series has also teamed up with AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign to help educate teens on the dangers of texting and driving. The promotion encourages students from Southmoore and Westmoore to utilize their Twitter to tweet #X and their school’s hashtag along with a unique message encouraging friends and families to not text and drive. A total of 42 high schools nationwide will participate in the promotion on Sept. 12, Sept. 13, and Sept. 19. OSSAA TO HEAR PRESENTATION FROM PUTNAM CITY The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will hear and possibly take action Wednesday on a presentation from Putnam City regarding a potential penalty for not attending a mandatory workshop before the school year. At last month’s board meeting, it was revealed that Putnam City was among schools penalized for not attending the required workshop. The penalty is that the school is not allowed to host any playoff activities for the school year. The presentation will be made by Putnam City Schools athletic director Dr. Dick Balenseifen and A.D. Burtschi, who is Putnam City High School’s site athletic director. Also on the agenda is the McGuinness lawsuit that was filed Monday, but that discussion is expected to take place in executive session. The OSSAA will also discuss and possibly take action on a partnership with Special Olympics Oklahoma, among other things. MOORE NAMED C-USA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF WEEK Former Edmond North kicker Trevor Moore was honored by Conference USA on Monday after tying a University of North Texas record and nearly setting an NCAA freshman record. Moore made five field goals, which tied North Texas’ record for field goals in one game and fell one shy of breaking the NCAA record for total field goals by a freshman in one game, in a 43-6 win over SMU. He was named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week. He made field goals from 44, 21, 23, 41 and 47 yards. Moore was The Oklahoman’s All-State kicker last season after making 12 of 15 field goals and 33 extra-point tries. PONCA CITY’S SCHILTZ SIGNED BY CHIEFS Former Ponca City football player Adam Schiltz, who played collegiately at Emporia (Kan.) State, was signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Schiltz spent his first pro season on the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad last year.
Sep 8, 2014
A 6-foot-3, 185-pound junior who is already being talked about as one of the state’s top college prospects in the class of 2016, Terry Wilson threw for 344 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in a 44-23 win over Putnam City West.
Del City's Terry Wilson throws for 344 yards, five TDs to earn Oklahoman Player of the Week honors
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 8, 2014DEL CITY — After spending his afternoon watching tape on Del City’s upcoming opponent, quarterback Terry Wilson was texting his coach late into Sunday night. He had ideas about strategy and schemes and plans for what the Eagles would need to do to beat Lawton Eisenhower this week. Finally about 10 p.m., coach Nick Warehime had to tell his quarterback to go to bed. “That’s just how he is. He’s a good player and he wants to be great,” coach Nick Warehime said. “He’s one of our better players, and he’s one of our hardest workers — and you don’t always see that these days.” That work ethic comes natural for Wilson, but it spiked after he broke his collarbone four weeks into his sophomore season. He missed the remainder of the season, with the exception of a few plays in the Eagles’ first-round playoff loss to Carl Albert. But he returned to the field with a flurry last Friday night. A 6-foot-3, 185-pound junior who is already being talked about as one of the state’s top college prospects in the class of 2016, Wilson threw for 344 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in a 44-23 win over Putnam City West. His efforts earned him The Oklahoman’s staff choice as the city-area High School Football Player of the Week. “When we got to the offseason and he was healthy, he couldn’t wait to get out there,”Warehime said. “He was coming in watching film. He was going to camps and doing everything he could to make himself better.” A true dual-threat quarterback, Wilson has the speed to hurt defenses with his feet, but he’s a strong passer, whether it’s on short or intermediate routes, or the deep ball. Missing most of his sophomore season inspired Wilson. He was out on the turf at Robert Kalsu Stadium with his receivers every chance he got. He went to combines and college camps at Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas and TCU. “The injury made me strive to get better,” he said. “I was coming up here with Coach Warehime over the summer working on reading coverages, because that’s the main thing you’ve got to know to be a good quarterback. I’m a lot more comfortable with that now.” Wilson spends extra time on the field working with his receivers, building his relationship with them. Ranked No. 6 in Class 5A, the Eagles have their sights set high this season. “We’re really excited about what we can do,” Wilson said. “We’ve just got to keep working in practice to improve.”
The high school football season opened with some strong performances across the Oklahoma City metro, with six highlighting this week’s top performances. Fans now have a chance to make their voice heard about who had the top performance. The weekly Oklahoma City-area Player of the Week fan poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one […]
The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll
Jacob Unruh | Sep 6, 2014The high school football season opened with some strong performances across the Oklahoma City metro, with six highlighting this week’s top performances. Fans now have a chance to make their voice heard about who had the top performance. The weekly Oklahoma City-area Player of the Week fan poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday’s Oklahoman. Here are the candidates: Luke Frankfurt, OCS: The senior running back remained consistent, even against one of Class A’s top teams with 131 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ 29-0 victory. Kanon Kirchner, Blanchard: In his debut at quarterback, Kirchner was spectacular. He threw three touchdown passes and also rushed for 102 yards as Blanchard knocked off Tuttle 39-27. John Kolar, Norman North: The Oklahoma State commitment threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns Thursday, leading Norman North past rival Norman 37-13 in the Crosstown Clash. Stephen McClernon, Edmond North: The senior quarterback showed his offseason work paid off, throwing for 237 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Huskies’ game-winning touchdown drive against rival Edmond Santa Fe in a 27-24 w in. Nick Smith, Kingfisher: Much like December’s Class 3A title game, Smith did a little bit of everything on offense. He rushed for 103 yards and scored three times, while also kicking a 53-yard field goal in the top-ranked Yellowjackets’ 38-0 win against Class 4A No. 5 Woodward. Terry Wilson, Del City: The junior quarterback was unstoppable against Putnam City West, completing 22 of 33 passes for 344 yards and five touchdowns without an interception in the Eagles’ 44-23 win.
Sep 4, 2014
The Oklahoman's high school football game of the week between Midwest City and Tulsa Washington will be streamed live Friday on NewsOK.com through a partnership with OKPreps.tv.
Midwest City-Tulsa Washington football game will be streamed live on NewsOK.com
Sep 4, 2014The Oklahoman's high school football game of the week between Midwest City and Tulsa Washington will be streamed live Friday on NewsOK.com through a partnership with OKPreps.tv. The OKPreps.tv broadcast can be seen on NewsOK.com/varsity beginning at 7 p.m. from Midwest City. The OKPreps.tv broadcasts are produced through the OKPreps Student Broadcast Network, which features 24 schools and will be streaming 15 other games Friday night. Here are the broadcasts: Tulsa Edison at Bishop Kelley - http://bishopkelleycomets.tv/?p=1829 Shawnee at Bishop McGuinness - http://bmchs.tv/?p=1793 Owasso at Broken Arrow - http://arrowvision.tv/?p=1212 AND http://owassorams.tv/?p=1890 Sallisaw at Catoosa - http://catoosaindians.tv/2014/09/05/sallisaw-vs-catoosa/ Choctaw at Sapulpa - http://yellowjackets.tv/?p=113 Claremore at Pryor - http://claremorezebras.tv/?p=2547 Lawton MacArthur at Clinton - http://clintontornadoes.tv/2014/09/05/lawton-mac-vs-clinton/ Coweta at Wagoner - http://cowetatigers.tv/2014/09/05/coweta-vs-wagoner-2/ AND http://wagonerbulldogs.tv/?p=115 Deer Creek at Stillwater - http://deercreekantlers.tv/?p=2044 Putnam City West at Del City - http://delcityeagles.tv/?p=240 Elk City at Pampa, TX - http://bigelks.tv/2014/09/05/elk-city-vs-pampa/ Tahlequah at Fort Gibson - http://fortgibsontigers.tv/?p=2076 Mustang at Yukon - http://mustangbroncos.tv/yukon-vs-mustang/ Tulsa Hale at Sand Springs - http://sandites.tv/?p=2288 Skiatook at Piedmont - http://skiatookbulldogs.tv/2014/09/05/skiatook-vs-piedmont/
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 2, 2014
Nephew of former OSU quarterback Aso Pogi had to sit out last season after moving from Lawton.
High school football: Putnam City's Chris Pogi a key part of defense
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 2, 2014Chris Pogi gets the question all the time. “Are you related to Aso Pogi,” fans ask, referring to the former Lawton High and Oklahoma State quarterback who concluded his career at Central Oklahoma. Yes, Putnam City’s 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior is Aso’s nephew, and Chris is hoping to follow his uncle’s footsteps to Division I football. Chris moved from Lawton to Oklahoma City last year, but had to sit out a year — which included football season and half of basketball — because of OSSAA rules. He hasn’t played a down of varsity football in 21 months, but he’s still been able to catch the eyes of college recruiters. Tulsa has offered a scholarship, and plenty of other programs are looking hard at the strong, versatile athlete. Playing for the smallest school in Class 6A Division I, Pogi’s size and skills will come in handy for the Pirates. He can play running back, receiver, or even a fullback/tight end role on offense. “Coming from Lawton, I played quarterback and tight end, so I feel capable of doing whatever I need to do on offense,” he said. “I’m really comfortable on the offensive side of the ball.” Yet his biggest contributions this season could be on defense, where he’s a key piece of the Pirates’ 3-4 defense. “Our defensive ends, Chris Pogi and Austin Williams, are our strength on defense,” coach John Wofford said. “I’m really pleased with those two young men. “Chris is very versatile. We can move him around and do different things with him on offense. He’s a do-it-all type of guy.” That’s how he projects at the college level, too. Smaller schools, like UCO and Oklahoma Baptist, have offered him a scholarship as an offensive player, while Tulsa likes him on the defensive side of the ball. But with no video from his junior year to show colleges, Pogi’s recruiting is likely to flourish with a strong senior season. “Since I had to sit out last year, I haven’t really been hearing from a lot of colleges,” he said. “I’ll just have to wait out the season and see how it goes.”
Putnam City North football: Veteran offensive standouts Chase Sparks and Logan Price will be key for PC NorthAug 31, 2014
A former high school quarterback himself, first-year Putnam City North coach Rod Richardson knows the value of having an experienced quarterback running the offense. And Richardson hopes that his returning starter, Chase Sparks, will help the Panthers find success against a challenging schedule in Class 6A-I. “It’s huge, because he’s seen all the stunts and understands what’s going on,”...
Putnam City North football: Veteran offensive standouts Chase Sparks and Logan Price will be key for PC North
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Aug 31, 2014A former high school quarterback himself, first-year Putnam City North coach Rod Richardson knows the value of having an experienced quarterback running the offense. And Richardson hopes that his returning starter, Chase Sparks, will help the Panthers find success against a challenging schedule in Class 6A-I. “It’s huge, because he’s seen all the stunts and understands what’s going on,” Richardson said. “He understands what you’re thinking and can make some decisions on his own. He can get you in and out of certain plays. There are no great plays, but he can get you out of the really bad ones. “He’s an extension of the coaches on the field, and that’s where it’ll really help.” Sparks is already noticing a difference from last year to this year. “The game has slowed way down,” he said. “I think that’ll really help me to be able to see the defense and find the open holes.” The versatility of senior Logan Price will be valuable to the offense, giving Richardson the option to line him up in the backfield, at tight end or as a slot receiver. “He can move all over,” the coach said. “He can play linebacker or defensive end on defense. We can move him around on offense, and he’s smart enough to understand it. We’ll use him all different kinds of ways.” Price is being recruited by a variety of programs, and was invited to a camp at Harvard over the summer. Defensively, the Panthers are excited about what noseguard Jamal Barkus provides. The 6-foot, 240-pound junior has a combination of strength and speed that allows him to disrupt plays up the middle. “He moves extremely well,” Richardson said. “He’s a guy other teams are going to have to game plan for. We haven’t had that guy on the defensive line that people have to double team, and I think teams will have to double him. Brandon Jackson, a 6-foot-1 cornerback, has the ability to take away his side of the field in coverage, which will be a huge asset. Riley Sterling also returns at safety. Sterling missed the first half of last season, and PC North went 4-1 — including wins over Norman North and Midwest City — after he returned.
The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night.
High schools: Big scrimmages highlight final weekend of preseason
By Scott Wright | Aug 27, 2014If you’re looking for an opportunity to see state championship-caliber teams in their final dress rehearsal of the preseason, you have plenty of options Thursday and Friday nights. The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night. The Oklahoma City schools will be in action in the annual All-City Preview at Douglass and Star Spencer on Thursday and Friday. Mustang’s annual Pigskin Preview features top teams from Class 4A, 5A and 6A on Thursday, and Norman’s Top of the World Classic has another strong field Friday night. Here are some notable scrimmages involving metro-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Davenport, Alex, Haileyville at Allen OKC Legion at Beggs Kingfisher at Blanchard Community Christian at Christian Heritage Academy Edmond Memorial at Del City OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Westmoore at Edmond North Putnam North at Edmond Santa Fe Guthrie at El Reno Seminole at Henryetta Bethel at Hinton Bethany at Jones McLoud at Little Axe Meeker at Luther Bartlesville at Midwest City Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Anadarko, Piedmont, Elk City, Norman North, McGuinness at Mustang Tecumseh, Mount St. Mary at Newcastle Moore at Putnam City Choctaw, Bixby at Southmoore Davis at Tuttle Pauls Valley at Washington Enid at Yukon Friday Burns Flat-Dill City, Morrison at Cashion OCS at Chandler Crossings Christian, Walters at Cordell Prague at Crooked Oak Wynnewood at Dibble OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Heritage Hall, Cascia Hall, Locust Grove at Lincoln Christian Harrah, Durant at McAlester Carl Albert, Deer Creek, Noble, Shawnee, Stillwater at Norman Top of the World Classic Hennessey at Perkins-Tryon Minco at Sayre
Aug 21, 2014
Edmond North senior Caileb Booze is generally always smiling. But after Thursday’s scrimmage at Putnam City West, he was smiling more than usual due to a successful debut at outside linebacker. Booze was a nuisance for both Deer Creek and Putnam West’s offenses, gathering multiple sacks, hurrying each quarterback and even covering some receivers. He wasn’t alone, either. Senior David Wright was...
High school football: Caileb Booze, David Wright wreak havoc for Edmond North defense
BY JACOB UNRUH | Aug 21, 2014Edmond North senior Caileb Booze is generally always smiling. But after Thursday’s scrimmage at Putnam City West, he was smiling more than usual due to a successful debut at outside linebacker. Booze was a nuisance for both Deer Creek and Putnam West’s offenses, gathering multiple sacks, hurrying each quarterback and even covering some receivers. He wasn’t alone, either. Senior David Wright was also impressive in his outside linebacker debut, intercepting a pass from Deer Creek’s Julian Hoskins. “They’re big bodies, they can run well, they’re hard to throw over and they can come set the corners on the run,” Edmond North coach Scott Burger said. “That’s what we have to have with this defense.” Booze, who is ranked No. 27 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, said this could be a preview of how dangerous the Huskies’ defense can be after allowing just two touchdowns all night, one of which was negated by a penalty. “I’m excited for this opportunity because I think our defense really needs this and we can be scary,” he said. DEER CREEK QB BATTLE STILL TIGHT There were moments when Clayton Sims looked like he was taking control of the Deer Creek quarterback battle. Then there were moments Hoskins looked to be in control. The result didn’t change much for the Antlers as they move into next week’s scrimmage still unsure who will be the starting quarterback to open the season. “Boy they both did some great things,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “They both bring some great things to the table. Both are athletic, both throw well, both run well and move well. Obviously, their ability to create plays for both of them is so good. We’re fortunate to have both of them.” Hoskins made some impressive throws and even led the Antlers to a touchdown on their opening possession of a 15-minute quarter against Putnam West. Sims also made some great throws on the run, including a 40-yard touchdown. He also had a 55-yard TD called back on a penalty. “I don’t know who’s going to start,” Sims said. “That’s not my decision. Whoever they choose, I’m for it. “I think I did good, but I had mistakes. Everyone has mistakes, even Peyton Manning. You’ve just got to learn from them.” PC WEST’S GOOCH OVERCOMES SHAKY START Putnam West sophomore Trey Gooch looked a little overwhelmed when the scrimmage started. He was sacked on the first play he intended to pass by Booze and Parker Hattey and fumbled. He then completed a short route to Derrick Davis on his next pass. “I second-guessed a lot,” Gooch said. “Those guys hit hard. It was pretty fun, though. I got the butterflies before, but once you get in there and get that first hit, it’s time to strap in and play.” By the end of the scrimmage, Gooch was starting to make better throws and decisions. At 6-foot-5, he can be a nice offensive weapon for the Patriots. “I thought overall he did really good for the first time with the first group,” Putnam West coach Rocky Martin said. “I saw a lot of good stuff. Each rep he continues to get better and better, and I think he’ll continue to get better.” Gooch was going to split time with senior Steven Stallings, but he was held out of the first half of the scrimmage and then sprained his ankle shortly into his night. He did throw a touchdown on his first play at quarterback, though.
Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field.
High school football: Norman North-Edmond Santa Fe highlight scrimmage action
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Aug 20, 2014A year ago this week, all eyes were on one high school scrimmage. Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North were set to meet as part of a four-team scrimmage with two of the top quarterbacks in the nation. A year later, Santa Fe's Justice Hansen is fighting for the backup job at Oklahoma and Norman North's David Cornwell is trying to climb the depth chart at Alabama. But the same scrimmage still has fans buzzing. Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field beginning at 3:50 p.m. Thursday. At 6, Westmoore will face Union in a game-like scrimmage, with Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North following at 7. Norman North once again has a Division I quarterback in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar, while Keaton Torre is behind center for Edmond Santa Fe. Only a junior, he already has an offer from Louisville and is expected to be one of the state's top players in the 2016 class. Westmoore, which made its rise toward the top of Class 6A last season, has perhaps the state's best group of wide receivers, led by Louisville commit Dahu Green. Here's a list of notable scrimmages involving Oklahoma City-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Tuttle at Cache McGuinness at Lawton MacArthur Southeast, Bridge Creek at Little Axe Chandler, Western Heights at McLoud Edmond Santa Fe, Westmoore, Tulsa Union at Norman North Millwood, Purcell at Plainview Del City at Putnam City North Edmond North, Deer Creek at Putnam City West Friday Midwest City, Mustang at Muskogee Noble at Ardmore Harrah, Newcastle at Bethany Washington, Crooked Oak, Holdenville at Bethel Southmoore at Carl Albert Christian Heritage, U.S. Grant at Casady Shawnee, Tecumseh, Sand Springs at Choctaw Dibble at Community Christian Destiny Christian at Coyle Thomas at Crescent Rush Springs at Crossings Christian Moore at Edmond Memorial Clinton at El Reno Putnam City at Enid Cashion at Hennessey Holland Hall at Heritage Hall Luther, Summit Christian at Kiefer Douglass, Guthrie, Tulsa Kelley at Langston Jones, Cushing at Meeker Apache at Minco Marlow at Pauls Valley Perkins-Tryon at Perry Kingfisher at Piedmont Mount St. Mary at OCS Yukon, Tulsa Washington, Jenks at Sapulpa Lexington at Wayne