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|2012-11-09||vs||Putnam North||W||35 - 12|
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Jan 31, 2015
The number of native Oklahomans to sign with either football program out of high school has been small the past several years. In 2014, there were only 23 scholarship players from Oklahoma on the two teams combined.
A look at why Oklahoma and Oklahoma State don't recruit more Oklahoma high school athletes
BY JASON KERSEY AND KYLE FREDRICKSON | Jan 31, 2015More than 30 Oklahoma high school seniors will sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play college football at the highest level. No more than six of those players, though, will become Sooners or Cowboys. Some of the greatest players in both programs’ histories have come from in-state. Four of OU’s five Heisman Trophy winners — including the two most recent — played high school football in Oklahoma. Even in the last five years, many of the best OU and OSU players have been homegrown. Think about Cowboys like Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, and Sooners like Ryan Broyles and Sterling Shepard. Former Oklahoma high school football players have won 19 of the Sooners’ 36 national awards. Blackmon won back-to-back Fred Biletnikoff Awards as the nation’s best wide receiver, and former Southwest Covenant standout Dan Bailey won the 2008 Lou Groza Award, given to college football’s best kicker. Still, the number of native Oklahomans to sign with either football program out of high school has been small the past several years. In 2014, there were only 23 scholarship players from Oklahoma on the two teams combined. Don’t expect that number to improve next year, either. Oklahoma has three current commitments from the state — Midwest City safety Will Sunderland, McAlester tight end Dalton Wood and Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton — and Overton is an academic risk who might not make it to Norman. Norman North quarterback John Kolar is expected to be the only Oklahoman in OSU’s 2015 signing class. Meanwhile, the schools have eight commitments each from Texas high school players. The sheer number of talented high school players from the Lone Star State make it fertile recruiting ground for both schools. While Oklahoma produces around 30-40 FBS-caliber high school seniors each year, Texas produces at least 10 times that many. Pat Jones, who coached the Cowboys from 1984 through 1994, plucked lots of top talent from Texas, including wide receiver Hart Lee Dykes and running back Thurman Thomas. But Jones said he thinks the most important thing Mike Gundy has done since becoming the Cowboys’ head coach 10 years ago is take that dedication to recruiting Texas even further. “You can play the numbers game way better down there,” Jones said. “There’s just so many Jenks and Unions, that’s the way I’d put it. “(Gundy’s) coaches spend a ton of time in Texas. I think they’ve probably done as good a job of evaluating down there as probably anybody in the league.” That dedication to Texas — or other states overflowing with talent — has a tendency to upset some high school players and coaches in Oklahoma. Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning isn’t one of them, but he can understand it. Manning has sent several players to FBS schools, including current OU freshman quarterback Justice Hansen. “Some Oklahoma high school coaches take it personally, and it’s because they care about their players,” Manning said. “But the fact is, (college coaches’) jobs depend on making sure they don’t miss and they recruit the right kids for their program.” Many times, that means OU and OSU coaches passing on local players. Sometimes, Oklahoma players are made late offers after other OU and OSU targets fall through. The Sooners just offered Westmoore receiver and Washington State commitment Dahu Green a scholarship last week. Current OU starting linebackers Dominique Alexander (Tulsa Washington) and Jordan Evans (Norman North) were both offered scholarships late in the 2013 recruiting cycle. Former OU fullback J.D. Runnels owns and operates Nutrition & Athletic Club of Choctaw, where he often works with local high school football players hoping to play at the next level, and he often advises them not to get their hopes up about getting attention from OU and OSU. “It does affect these kids,” Runnels said. “There’s a lot of kids around here that wanna stay local, and quite frankly, I have to tell them, ‘Don’t worry about it. Chances are, it’s not gonna happen.’” Runnels knows how they feel, though. As a Carl Albert standout in the 2002 recruiting class, he was committed to Texas A&M until almost Christmas, when OU came with a scholarship offer. “Bob’s the same talent evaluator that gave me a scholarship,” Runnels said. “If he sees a player who’s like me, chances are, he’s gonna give them a scholarship. If there aren’t those players, that’s not really on him. “If this state only has two or three people that he’s really looking at, then to me, that just tells me that the talent is down around here.” That doesn’t mean there aren’t talented players who slip through the cracks. Former Heritage Hall star Wes Welker didn’t get attention from the local schools, went to Texas Tech and became a five-time NFL Pro Bowler. Rafe Watkins thinks OU and OSU coaches have been better the last several years at giving local kids a chance, but still doesn’t understand some decisions. “I really thought Donte Foster deserved a better look from the local schools,” said Watkins, the longtime Guthrie High coach who just finished his first season at Muskogee. Foster, a superstar wide receiver at Guthrie, got so little attention football-wise that he played a season of basketball at Seminole State before transferring to Ohio and catching 21 career touchdown passes. He went undrafted a year ago, but signed with the Minnesota Vikings and is still with the team. Ringling product Jackson Dillon’s father was a Sooner football player, but Dillon didn’t get an OU scholarship offer. The linebacker just wrapped up his sophomore season at Memphis with an 11-tackle, two-sack performance in the Miami Beach Bowl. And sometimes, the best Oklahoma high school players simply choose to go elsewhere. Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko — the state’s top-ranked 2015 prospect — will choose Wednesday between OU, Ohio State and UCLA. Still, the fact remains: Players with top-flight talent don’t go unnoticed by OU and OSU coaches very often. “As an Oklahoma kid, you grow up around here and you see the treatment that OU football players get,” Runnels said. “With the system being what it is and us recruiting all Texas players, as an Oklahoma kid, you’re like, ‘Why not me?’ “Then when you get there, you’re like, ‘Oh, OK. That’s why.’ These guys are huge. They’re fast.”
It’s the final Pre-Signing Day Edition of The Oklahoman’s Super 30.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Super 30
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jan 18, 20151. Josh Wariboko-Alali, OL, Casady, 6-3, 310 Undecided National champion Ohio State, Oklahoma and UCLA are his final three, with a decision coming on National Signing Day. 2. Will Sunderland, DB, Midwest City, 6-3, 197 Committed to Oklahoma The Sooners were the first to offer him, and their loyalty through the recruiting process won him over. 3. Jalin Barnett, OL, Lawton, 6-4, 315 Committed to Nebraska Picked the Cornhuskers over Oklahoma State after OU and Arkansas fell off over the last few weeks. 4. Dahu Green, WR, Westmoore, 6-4, 190 Committed to Washington State Backed out of his Louisville commitment last month and will instead join Mike Leach and the Cougars, who have recruited Oklahoma hard the last few years. 5. Marquise Overton, DT, Jenks, 6-2, 300 Committed to Oklahoma Committed to OU for more than a year, but grade concerns have arisen lately that could send him on a different path. 6. Austin Cantrell, DE, Roland, 6-3, 250 Committed to Arkansas Played everything from defensive end to tight end and running back in his senior season. 7. John Kolar, QB, Norman North, 6-4, 190 Committed to Oklahoma State The Timberwolves had a disappointing season, but Stillwater-bound Kolar was steady through it all. 8. Darreyl Patterson, RB/DB, Lawton, 5-11, 165 Undecided OU was the most recent program to offer the speedy Wolverine, and he was scheduled to visit Norman over the weekend. 9. Riley Daniel, OL, Ringling, 6-6, 300 Undecided Kansas State was the latest team to join in pursuit, along with Baylor, Texas Tech, Tulsa and Houston — where he had been committed before a December coaching change. 10. Dalton Wood, TE, McAlester, 6-5, 250 Committed to Oklahoma Tight end is the main position being discussed for Wood, who played quarterback at McAlester, but he has the body and athletic ability to play a variety of spots. 11. Denver Johnson, WR, Casady, 6-3, 205 Committed to Iowa State The big, athletic receiver helped Casady to an appearance in the Southwest Preparatory Conference championship game. 12. Michael Anderson, DE, Owasso, 6-3, 230 Committed to Tulsa Piled up 90 tackles and 19 sacks against the best offensive linemen Class 6A-I had to offer. 13. McKinley Whitfield, DB, Spiro, 6-4, 195 Committed to Tulsa Picked Tulsa in November, but decommitted when Bill Blankenship was fired. Decided in late December to stick with TU, where he’ll likely play free safety. 14. Tramayne Wauahdooah, LB, Anadarko, 6-1, 195 Undecided Plenty of offers on the table for the punishing linebacker, including Kansas, Kansas State, Tulsa, Iowa State, New Mexico and Arkansas State. 15. Davion Freeman, DB, Del City, 5-10, 160 Committed to Wyoming Constantly improving as a cornerback, and one of the most dangerous kick returners the state has produced in recent years. 16. Warren Wand, RB, Edmond Memorial, 5-7, 170 Committed to Arkansas State Size limited his offers, but from a talent perspective, Arkansas State is getting a steal. 17. Carson Epps, WR, Jenks, 6-2, 190 Committed to Iowa State It’s rare for a prospect from Jenks to stay under the radar as long as Epps did, but he emerged with multiple in-season offers, settling on Iowa State Sunday. 18. Kaden Jackson, OL, Kingfisher, 6-2, 275 Committed to Wyoming The powerfully built Kingfisher product will be an ideal fit on the Cowboys’ interior offensive line. 19. Dameko Doddles, WR/DB, Douglass, 6-2, 200 Committed to Wyoming Also offered by TCU, Doddles could play on either side of the ball at Wyoming. 20. Tristan Wyatt, OL, Shawnee, 6-5, 290 Committed to Tulsa One of Tulsa’s early in-state recruiting scores, Wyatt remained solid through his senior season. 21. Jace Sternberger, TE, Kingfisher, 6-4, 225 Committed to Kansas Another big, versatile athlete, Sternberger is targeted as a tight end for the Jayhawks. 22. Robert Charlton, DB, Edmond Memorial, 5-10, 170 Undecided Tulsa and Memphis lead his list of offers, but other programs showing interest late in the recruiting process. 23. Austin Grotts, DE, Bixby, 6-3, 270 Committed to Tulsa A late-emerging prospect capped his senior year with a stellar performance against Lawton’s Jalin Barnett in the Class 6A-II championship game. Committed to Tulsa on Sunday. 24. DeMikal Harrison, DL, Midwest City, 6-5, 290 Undecided UTEP recently became the first FBS program to offer the raw but talented prospect who can play inside or outside on the defensive line. 25. T.J. Harris, DE, Tulsa Washington, 6-2, 225 Committed to Arkansas State In a class that has produced several defensive line prospects, Harris’ speed off the edge sets him apart. 26. Dejai Johnson, DT, Midwest City, 6-0, 260 Undecided Air Force is the top offer for the undersized but overly talented Bomber lineman. 27. John Jacobs, QB, Shawnee, 6-1, 220 Committed to East Carolina Hasn’t wavered in his commitment to the Pirates, who promoted from within to replace offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley after he left for OU. 28. Ashton Preston, DB, Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 180 Committed to North Texas Battled some injury issues as a senior, but is a strong, physical cornerback. 29. Markale Moses, DB, Broken Arrow, 5-10, 165 Committed to Army Plays big because of his athletic ability, and took on some of the state’s best WRs with good success. 30. Chris Pogi, DE, Putnam City, 6-2, 215 Committed to Wyoming The fifth and most recent Okie to pick Wyoming, the versatile Pogi is seen as a defensive end prospect for the Cowboys. BY SCOTT WRIGHT
Jan 18, 2015
New offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley wants to keep quarterbacks healthy.
Oklahoma football: Quarterbacks' job will be to lead and distribute
By Jason Kersey | Jan 18, 2015NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops made it clear from the beginning that he would allow his new offensive coordinator to run their system. Stoops also said his hiring of Lincoln Riley stemmed from his desire to get back to running the Air Raid offense that made his teams so successful in the past. Where does that leave the quarterback run game that OU tried to hard to implement the past two seasons? “We’ve used it a little bit,” Riley said Saturday at his introductory news conference. The Sooners tried hard to make the zone read option an integral piece of their offensive attack beginning in 2013 — only months after Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel used his mobility to dominate OU in the Cotton Bowl. It’s a big reason why Trevor Knight beat out Blake Bell for the starting quarterback job before that season began. But the quarterback run game never quite took off the way OU coaches imagined it would. Knight sometimes struggled with his reads. OU coaches also were hesitant to run Knight very much early last season for fear of injury. Those fears have been validated, too. Knight has left three games with injuries to his knee, shoulder and neck. “I wanna keep those guys healthy,” Riley said. “Their number one job is gonna be to lead and distribute. I do think there’s a time and place for it. “We’ll look at our personnel and see what we have. If that fits us a little bit, we’ll look to it.” In five seasons as East Carolina’s offensive coordinator, quarterbacks rushed for 41 touchdowns, but never averaged more than one or two yards per carry. All four of the quarterbacks on the Sooners’ roster have the ability to run with the football. Knight is fast and athletic; sophomore Cody Thomas rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown at Texas Tech last season; junior Baker Mayfield showed some mobility during his one season of action at Texas Tech in 2013; and redshirt freshman Justice Hansen made lots of plays with his feet at Edmond Santa Fe High School. Because Mayfield played in a system like Riley’s at Texas Tech, some have said he might have an edge in the upcoming quarterback battle, especially with Knight’s inconsistent play last season. Riley, though, praised all of the quarterbacks he’s inheriting. “I got a chance to watch Baker as a freshman at Texas Tech,” Riley said. “We tried to get him at East Carolina when he left. He’s a very good player. “We’re gonna be very blessed in that quarterback room. … We have what we need in that room to be successful. We have to get it implemented and get those guys coached. I’m excited about Baker and all the guys in that room.”
Jan 17, 2015
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Whitney verbally committed to USC last month, where he’ll have three years to play out his final two seasons of eligibility. He had 11 scholarship offers from Power 5 conference teams, and took official visits to Cal, West Virginia and USC before announcing his decision.
High school notebook: Former Southmoore receiver Isaac Whitney lands at USC
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Jan 17, 2015Coming out of high school in 2012, Southmoore grad Isaac Whitney was a good college football prospect. But not the type of player who would garner scholarship offers from Southern Cal, Florida, Nebraska and a half-dozen other big-name programs. A lot can change in two years. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Whitney verbally committed to USC last month, where he’ll have three years to play out his final two seasons of eligibility. The Southmoore wide receiver with good size and speed signed with Central Oklahoma, where he played his freshman year. He ended up at Riverside (Calif.) Community College in the Los Angeles area this past season, where he had 49 catches for 809 yards. He picked up 11 scholarship offers from Power 5 conference teams, and took official visits to Cal, West Virginia and USC before announcing his decision. EDMOND SANTA FE ADAPTS WITH LOSS OF JONES Top-ranked Edmond Santa Fe never quite recovered Tuesday in an overtime loss to No. 5 Southmoore after junior guard Summer Jones suffered a torn ACL and MCL late in the second quarter. The Wolves even had a bit of a hangover Friday night before returning to form in the second half to rally past Class 5A defending champion Deer Creek 41-33. Now, Wolves coach Paul Bass hopes keeping the same game plan moving forward will help his young team. “When somebody goes down, you’ve got to pick it up,” Bass said. “But in high school when you’ve got a really good player and she’s screaming on the floor, that takes a lot of yourselves. It was a learning experience for us. Knowing that we haven’t lost two in a row in probably 10 years or so, I wanted to see what this team was like. Finally, we started kicking it in.” Before the injury, Jones was receiving some Division I and Division II interest. Bass said nothing should change because of the injury. “They still go after what your talent is,” Bass said. MOUNT ST. MARY’S TURNER OFFERED BY COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES Colorado School of Mines has offered a football scholarship to Mount St. Mary defensive end Jesse Turner. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Turner was named Defensive End of the Year in District 3A-2 this past season. “Jesse’s incredible work ethic and dedication have earned him this scholarship offer,” Mount St. Mary coach Chris Stiles said. “He has a great future as a student-athlete and potentially can become an impact player at the collegiate level.” Colorado School of Mines made the Division II national playoffs this past season, and is considered one of the top engineering schools in the country. CHOCTAW PREPPING FOR TOUGH STRETCH A rout of Putnam City on Friday was just the start of a tough stretch for the second-ranked Choctaw girls. The Yellowjackets have a tough week filled with the possibility of top 10 teams across four days of games. Choctaw travels Tuesday to No. 8 Midwest City and then is part of a loaded field in Moore’s John Nobles Tournament. No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe, No. 4 Muskogee and No. 5 Southmoore are in the bracket, setting up the possibility of the semifinals and championship featuring the four teams. “The big test is going to come next week,” Choctaw coach Ryan Maloney said. “We’ve won seven in a row now since Putnam city, we’ve won down in Ada but the next week we’re going to play some competition that we haven’t seen, so it’s going to be a real test for us.” NORMAN NORTH’S BARRETT REPEATS AS GATORADE AWARD WINNER For the second straight year, Ben Barrett has been named the Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Barrett repeated as Class 6A champion in the fall and has been highly competitive on a national stage, qualifying for the Foot Locker Nationals the last two years. “Ben Barrett is it,” Mustang coach Mike McGarry said. “He can hang with anyone in Oklahoma and then the last 400 to 800 (meters), he turns on the jets and it is amazing. I’ve never seen anyone with his kick speed.” Barrett has signed a letter of intent to run at North Carolina State next year.
Jan 9, 2015
The attorney representing New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley has released photos of the pitcher’s injuries one day after prosecutors charged a former Edmond Memorial football standout with aggravated assault and battery for allegedly assaulting him. The pictures are rather gruesome, but you can see one here. Anthony Morales, 24, was charged Thursday in Oklahoma […]
Photos released of Ty Hensley's injuries from alleged assault
Jacob Unruh | Jan 9, 2015The attorney representing New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley has released photos of the pitcher's injuries one day after prosecutors charged a former Edmond Memorial football standout with aggravated assault and battery for allegedly assaulting him. The pictures are rather gruesome, but you can see one here. [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/13/2015/01/Ty-Home-11-e1420837128368.jpg]3539095[/img] Anthony Morales, 24, was charged Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court for allegedly hitting and kicking Hensley in the face on Dec. 28 in The Village. Hensley was hospitalized with a broken jaw and several facial injuries. Witnesses said they heard the two men "having an argument about the amount of money professional athletes are paid for signing with a professional team." The patrol officer, Justin Botkin, reported the witnesses "were all intoxicated." Morales turned himself in Friday and was released on $8,000 bond. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison. Defense attorney Joe White claimed Morales acted in self-defense on Thursday. Earlier Friday, he told the Star-Ledger in New Jersey that Hensley started the fight and was intoxicated, while Morales was sober. The lawyer representing the man charged with assaulting Ty Hensley says Hensley started the fight #Yankees -- Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) January 9, 2015 Ty Hensley was drunk when he attacked Anthony Morales, who was sober, according to Morales’ lawyer #Yankees -- Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) January 9, 2015 White also said Morales suffered a facial injury as well. Lawyer representing the man charged with assaulting Ty Hensley says Hensley injured the man’s face, but wouldn’t detail the injury #Yankees -- Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) January 9, 2015 Then White blamed the Yankees for spinning the facts of the case and also said local law enforcement has picked sides in the case. Anthony Morales’ lawyer blamed the #Yankees for spinning the facts to make Ty Hensley look innocent. Morales charged w/ assaulting Hensley -- Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) January 9, 2015 Anthony Morales’ lawyer says Morales wanted charges pressed on Ty Hensley, but that it seems OK authorities have picked sides #Yankees -- Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) January 9, 2015 But Hensley's attorney Jacob Diesselhorst said Friday that was not the case along with releasing the four photos. "As is clear from these photos, Ty's injuries were clearly not the result of 'self-defense' on the part of Mr. Morales," Diesselhorst said. "As is reflected in the felony charges filed against Mr. Morales, Ty was attacked, unprovoked and was then savagely beaten after he had been knocked unconscious and was defenseless. "There is only one victim here and it is Ty Hensley." Hensley was drafted 30th overall in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft after a stellar high school career at Edmond Santa Fe and has had a tumultuous career filled with injuries since. Morales played football at Weber State and then had a month-long stint with the Carolina Panthers during training camp before being waived.
Jan 8, 2015
New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley suffered multiple injuries late last month after he was allegedly assaulted by a former Edmond Memorial football star, Hensley’s attorney told The Oklahoman. Hensley’s attorney Jacob Diesselhorst said the right-handed pitcher was knocked unconscious and beaten early Dec. 28 by Anthony Morales, a former linebacker and running back for the Bulldogs who starred...
New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley severely injured in assault, authorities say
By Nolan Clay and Jacob Unruh | Jan 8, 2015THE VILLAGE – A former Edmond football star who was briefly in the NFL has been charged with a felony for allegedly assaulting a New York Yankees pitching prospect after an argument over signing bonuses. Ty Hensley, 21, suffered a broken jaw and teeth when he was repeatedly kicked in the head early Dec. 28 at a residence in The Village, prosecutors said. Hensley told police the attack was unprovoked. His agent described it as vicious. Prosecutors Thursday charged Anthony David Morales, 24, of Edmond, with aggravated assault and battery. He turned himself in Friday and was released on an $8,000 bond. Morales was a star player at Edmond Memorial High School and was briefly on the Carolina Panthers roster last summer. His attorney said he acted in self-defense. “Anthony Morales is a great kid,” said the defense attorney, Joe White of Oklahoma City. “He certainly was not an aggressor in any kind of confrontation with this guy. I don’t know what this young man is saying. Obviously, we are sorry he got hurt but we look forward to our day in court.” The charge was filed in Oklahoma County District Court. Morales faces up to five years in prison if convicted. The defense attorney described Hensley as “a good-sized young man and...very imposing.” “Fortunately, in the state of Oklahoma, a guy has the right to defend himself if he’s pursued physically,” White said. Police reported two women who lived at the home in The Village said they saw Morales had kicked Hensley in the face. “Both women saw that Mr. Hensley was unconscious and saw the defendant run out of the house,” police Lt. Danny Ousley wrote in a court affidavit. Hensley played at Edmond Santa Fe High School before being drafted in the first round in 2012. The assault charge shows him as now living in Texas. Hensley confirmed to police the two had had a disagreement over signing bonuses. “Mr. Hensley said he and Mr. Morales are both professional athletes and they were talking about signing bonuses,” police reported. “Mr. Hensley said the disagreement did not get loud and Mr. Hensley did not think anything about the situation,” police reported. “Mr. Hensley said he went to the kitchen sink and that was the last thing he remembered until he woke up in an ambulance.” He told police at the hospital Dec. 29 “his jaw was broken in two places, he was missing a tooth, his mouth was wired shut, his right eye was black, ... he had stitches from a 2-inch laceration on his chin and the right side of his head was swollen,” the court affidavit show. “When Mr. Hensley got out of the hospital, he sent me the hospital records that confirmed what Mr. Hensley had told me,” Lt. Ousley wrote. Police reported Hensley had been out with friends at Edna’s, a popular Oklahoma City bar, and then went to the residence in The Village. As everyone was leaving Edna’s, one friend saw Morales at the bar and invited him to join them, police reported. Police reported both Hensley and Morales arrived at the house at approximately 2:45 a.m. Dec. 28. One of the residents there, Logan McCray, told police she was changing clothes in another room when she heard the two men “having an argument about the amount of money professional athletes are paid for signing with a professional team,” according to the court affidavit. His agent Thursday confirmed Hensley had been injured. “On behalf of Ty Hensley and his family, we are able to confirm that Ty was hospitalized after being brutally attacked and assaulted over the holidays in Oklahoma City,” Hensley’s agent Robert Martin said. “Ty was treated and released from the hospital and is presently recovering at home from the injuries he sustained after being knocked unconscious in this vicious attack. “Ty and his family are grateful for all of the support, thoughts and prayers he’s received from friends, fans and well-wishers. We respectfully request privacy during this time. “For those of us that know Ty best, this attack was shocking and disturbing both in it’s severity as well as the fact that it could not have happened to a nicer, more good-natured young man.” The injuries could be the latest setback for Hensley, who was the 30th overall pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Yankees. He threw only 12 innings the season he was drafted. Then he never pitched in a game for nearly two seasons due to various injuries, including surgery on both hips to repair labrum damage. Hensley returned last season and appeared in 11 games — starting 10 — in the Yankees’ rookie league and low-A minor league teams. He did not record a win or loss, but posted a 2.93 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings. As a senior for the Wolves, he went 10-0 with a 1.52 ERA. He struck out 111 batters in just 55 1/3 innings. He was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year and the recipient of the Bob Colon Scholarship as the top male scholar-athlete in the Oklahoma City Area by The Oklahoman and the Jim Thorpe Association. Morales signed with Weber State University in Utah after a standout career at Edmond Memorial as a linebacker and running back. He was named to The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Team in 2008. Once at Weber State, Morales earned All-Conference honors three times and recorded 342 career tackles. He signed with the Carolina Panthers as a rookie free agent in July, but was waived one month later during training camp. His attorney said he is enrolled at Weber State and is close to finishing his degree. The patrol officer who first investigated the incident said he was dispatched to the residence in The Village at 2:51 a.m. Dec. 28. The officer, Justin Botkin, reported the witnesses “were all intoxicated.” Staff writer Darla Slipke contributed to this report.
Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming.
High school notebook: Kansas, Wyoming snag recruits from Oklahoma
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Dec 14, 2014Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions for the Jayhawks. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming. Sternberger made his Kansas commitment official just four days after receiving a scholarship offer and one day after an official visit. “Coach Beaty has a plan and I’m completely sold on it,” said Sternberger, who will play tight end primarily at Kansas. Sternberger, who also plays defensive end for the Yellowjackets, said he was also sold on the atmosphere and the rest of the coaching staff. He also held offers from New Mexico, Sam Houston State and South Dakota. While leading the Yellowjackets to the Class 3A semifinals, Sternberger caught 34 passes for 434 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for two scores. As a defensive end, he recorded 100 tackles, 20 sacks and two interceptions. Pogi’s versatility and athletic ability served him well as a senior for the Pirates. He started at defensive end in their 3-4 scheme, but also played receiver and running back at times. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Pogi, who is the nephew of former Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi, becomes the fifth Oklahoma player to verbally commit to Wyoming, joining Douglass’ Dameko Doddles, Del City’s Davion Freeman, Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson and Broken Bow’s Jaylon Watson. EDMOND OPEN FINISHES WITH PAIR OF THRILLERS Both Edmond Open basketball championships came down to late free throws to decide a pair of one-point games. Sophomore forward Andrea Cooper became the hero for the Edmond Santa Fe girls, converting a three-point play with less than three seconds remaining to survive a scare against Class 4A Anadarko 44-43 in the finals. Cooper grabbed a rebound off a miss from Jo’Nah Johnson and made the putback despite being fouled to tie the game. She then made the free throw to clinch the tough victory for last year’s Class 6A state runner-up. On the boys side, Edmond Memorial’s Curran Scott hit one of two free throws in the closing seconds for a 47-46 win over Santa Fe, which missed a potential game-winner from just inside half court as the final buzzer sounded. HERITAGE HALL FACING DEPTH ISSUE After nearly making the Class 3A state championship game last season, the Heritage Hall girls basketball team is looking to make another playoff run with just a handful of players. Coach Leslie Warner recently said her rotation barely extends past her starting five, bringing a huge concern along with it. “Hopefully, with this group we can work some of the cheap fouls and not getting in that stuff early in games,” she said. “We stick to our matchup zone, but we play man a lot. I’m sure there will be times when we are forced to be in that situation, but I don’t want to pull back too much early.” The Chargers are 3-0 to start the year and are still looking to replace Erika Wakefield, who was on The Oklahoman’s Little All-City first team and is now playing at the University of Tulsa. “We’re just going to have to be smart,” Madison Moore said. “We’ll have to pick up our own separate roles that we can handle and add to our game. Erika did it all for us. Now we all have to work together and pick up what Erika was doing.”
Dec 7, 2014
The first season of football with the Class 6A split has come and gone. Some folks, like the 14 schools in 6A-I not named Jenks or Tulsa Union, will tell you nothing changed. Some folks, namely, Bixby and a few others, will tell you everything changed.
High schools: Winners and losers from the Class 6A split
By Scott Wright | Dec 7, 2014The first season of football with the Class 6A split has come and gone. Some folks, like the 14 schools in 6A-I not named Jenks or Tulsa Union, will tell you nothing changed. Some folks, namely, Bixby and a few others, will tell you everything changed. So let’s take a look at the biggest winners and losers — as in, who was helped or hurt the most — from the Class 6A split: Winners Fans of competitive football: If you like big-school football and meaningful games, the new 6A-I split had to feel a little like Friday night heaven. Games played in Week 4, the first week of district play, had monumental impact on the playoffs. And that’s not hyperbole. Edmond Memorial beat Edmond Santa Fe by seven points in Week 4, then the two teams ended up in a three-way tie for the final playoff spot in 6A-I-1. The deciding difference that put Memorial in the postseason and sent Santa Fe home? One district point. Nearly every game had meaning, and there was plenty of drama every week. Bixby: Easily the biggest winner of all in this whole thing. The 6A-II champion Spartans will have a gold ball in the trophy case when their students arrive back at school on Monday morning. The best chance for that to happen under the old system would be for the school to stop growing and somehow find its way back down to Class 5A. Choctaw: A 30-year playoff drought ended for the Yellowjackets, and if their quarterback hadn’t gotten hurt in the second quarter of their opening playoff game, they might’ve had a shot at an upset. This year’s Choctaw team would’ve competed for a playoff spot under the old system, too. But still, the boost in momentum and confidence in a growing school district fully committed to improving its athletic standing could be significant because of this football season. Losers Would-have-been playoff teams: The 6A-I teams that typically would have been in the postseason with ease in the previous system needed a figurative Hail Mary to get in this year. Edmond Santa Fe was a playoff-caliber team in any year, but wasn’t able to make it into one of the eight spots in 6A-I. Norman North underachieved by its own standards, but was still a talented team, while Yukon overcame a rocky start to show some notable improvement by the end of the year. But there was no postseason for either of them. Moore: Under first-year coach Paul Hix, the Lions showed measurable improvement. In fact, they might be the most improved 0-10 team you’ll ever see. But the rigors of the 6A-I district schedule greatly hindered the ability for a team like Moore to gain any momentum in the rebuilding process in terms of victories. Other teams were in the same boat. Putnam City North won its first three games in its first season under Rod Richardson, then hit a three-week stretch against Tulsa Union, Mustang and Edmond North. Anyone who argued there wasn’t a big talent gap between 6A-I and 6A-II: Bixby earned the right to call itself the best team in 6A-II. Jenks reminded us all that it’s still the best in 6A-I. But what happened when those two teams met head-to-head in Week 1 of the regular season? A 66-20 Jenks victory. A lot changed for both teams over the course of the year, but Bixby didn’t gain 46 points worth of ground on Jenks. One game doesn’t tell the whole story, but it says a lot.
Dec 2, 2014
Oklahoma basketball picked up its second commitment for the 2016 class Tuesday when Edmond Memorial small forward Kristian Doolittle committed to the Sooners.
High school notebook: Edmond Memorial's Kristian Doolittle commits to OU
BY RYAN ABER AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Dec 2, 2014Oklahoma basketball picked up its second commitment for the 2016 class Tuesday when Edmond Memorial small forward Kristian Doolittle committed to the Sooners. The 6-foot-6 Doolittle joins Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard in committing to the Sooners for 2016. Doolittle is the younger brother of Oklahoma State football player Kameron Doolittle. As a sophomore last season, he averaged 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds and had 60 assists last season. “I think they like how versatile he is, both offensively and defensively,” Edmond Memorial coach Shane Cowherd said of Doolittle. “He has the ability to play both inside and outside at a high level on both ends of the floor. He’s pushing 6-7 now. He has a very high basketball IQ. “He’s a star-type player, but a team-first guy. He’s willing to put his teammates ahead of himself, and that’s exactly the type of kid coach (Lon) Kruger wants in his program.” RINGLING’S RILEY DANIEL GETS TEXAS TECH OFFER Ringling offensive lineman Riley Daniel picked up his second Big 12 Conference scholarship offer in as many weeks when Texas Tech joined the mix Monday. Baylor offered the 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive tackle last week. Daniel, whose season concluded with a loss in the Class A quarterfinals last week, has been verbally committed to Houston since August. FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BROADCAST SCHEDULE RELEASED Fox Sports Oklahoma and Cox Communications today announced television plans for this weekend’s OSSAA state championship football games. The 6A Division I championship pitting Jenks and Tulsa Union from the University of Tulsa at 7 p.m. Friday will be televised on Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus because of an overlap with the Oklahoma City Thunder-Philadelphia 76ers NBA game on Fox Sports Oklahoma. The Jenks-Union game also will be joined in progress on Fox Sports Oklahoma following the Thunder Live postgame show. Fox Sports Oklahoma will carry Saturday’s 5A title game from Yukon between Skiatook and Lawton MacArthur at 7 p.m. Cox Communications will show the 6A-II title game between Bixby and Lawton from Moore at 7 p.m. Friday exclusively on The Cox Channel, which is available to Cox Communications customers throughout the state on channels 3 and 703. The game also will be streamed live on www.coxhshub.com. Also at 7 p.m. on Friday, the NFHS Network will stream the Class 4A championship game featuring Wagoner and Oologah. NFHS Network also will stream Saturday’s Class C championship between Tipton and Cherokee at noon and the Class B title game between Alex and Laverne at 7 p.m. EDMOND SANTA FE’S KALEO KANAHELE EARNS NATIONAL HONOR Former Edmond Santa Fe volleyball player Kaleo Kanahele was named the USA Volleyball Female Sitting Volleyball Player of the Year on Monday. “It is a shock. It is a huge honor,” said Kanahele, who graduated from Edmond Santa Fe last spring. “Being so young, you don’t see it coming. I’m extremely thankful.” Kanahele’s season highlights include being named the Best Setter of the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship held June 15-21 in Elblag, Poland. She helped the Americans finish with the silver medal, just one point shy of winning their first-ever World Championship, falling to China in five sets during the gold-medal match. The team also qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. “Kaleo is a leader on the court and is highly respected by her teammates,” said U.S. women’s sitting volleyball coach Bill Hamiter, of Oklahoma City. “She directs the offense and puts her teammates in positions to attack effectively.” Kanahele aided Team USA to an overall .250 hitting efficiency (421 kills, 161 errors, 1,042 attacks) for the season. NORMAN NORTH’S BEN BARRETT QUALIFIES FOR FOOT LOCKER NATIONALS Two-time Class 6A cross country champion Ben Barrett of Norman North recently qualified for the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships. Barrett finished in the top 10 at the South Regional qualifying event to earn his spot in the national race Dec. 13 at Morley Field, Balboa Park, in San Diego. Barrett finished fourth in the regional race with a time of 14:58, which was 22 seconds off the winning pace.
It’s often tough for walk-ons to make major on-the-field impacts in college football, but there have been plenty who have done it. Here’s a look at five walk-ons from both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State who made an impact, plus five big names nationally who started as walk-ons.
Oklahoma football walk-ons: A look at walk-ons who made an impact at OU, OSU and around the nation
BY JASON KERSEY | Nov 29, 2014It’s often tough for walk-ons to make major on-the-field impacts in college football, but there have been plenty who have done it. Here’s a look at five walk-ons from both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State who made an impact, plus five big names nationally who started as walk-ons. OKLAHOMA Bubba Burcham, C: Burcham walked on at Oklahoma out of Mustang High, and earned a scholarship after two seasons playing for John Blake. By 2000, he was Bob Stoops’ starting center, snapping the ball to Josh Heupel on the Sooners’ national championship football team. Trent Ratterree, TE: Ratterree, from Weatherford, chose to walk on in Norman despite some scholarship offers from smaller schools. He became a special teams contributor as a redshirt freshman in 2008 and earned a scholarship before his senior season in 2011. The tight end ended up catching 31 passes for 451 yards and three touchdowns through his carer. Aaron Ripkowski, FB: The strong fullback made an instant impression on OU coaches after he walked on in 2011, and earned a scholarship before his junior season. Ripkowski is now one of the best, most valuable players on Oklahoma’s offense. Derrick Shepard, WR: The ultimate OU walk-on, he joined Barry Switzer’s team in the early 1980s, was a key receiver on the Sooners’ 1985 national title team and went on to a five-year NFL career. He died of a heart attack in 1999, but his son, Sterling, is now a superstar wide receiver for the Sooners. Oklahoma’s team award for the most outstanding walk-on is named after Derrick Shepard. Dominique Whaley, RB: Whaley, a former Lawton MacArthur standout, couldn’t start at Langston, but he walked on at Oklahoma and became the Sooners’ top tailback as a junior in 2011. A devastating ankle injury midway through that season derailed his career, and he played only sparingly as a senior. OKLAHOMA STATE Levy Adcock, RT: The former Sequoyah-Claremore standout walked on at Oklahoma State in 2009 and was a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection. He earned consensus All-America honors as a senior in 2011, when the Cowboys won the Big 12 title and the Fiesta Bowl. Tyler Johnson, DE: The Haskell native signed with the Los Angeles Angels out of high school and spent six years with the organization before walking on at Oklahoma State. He ended up starting every game of his senior year in 2013, ranking sixth on the Cowboys with 52 total tackles. Larry Mahsetky, WR: A Westmoore High standout, Mahsetky walked on at Oklahoma State in the early 1990s and earned a scholarship in 1992. But he’s mainly known because his 2012 graduation gave the Cowboys back two hours of practice per week that were initially lost because of the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate regulations. Matt Monger, LB: The Miami, Okla., native walked on at Oklahoma State as a fullback in the early 1980s, but was switched to linebacker and excelled, eventually playing five seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. Brandon Weeden, QB: The former Edmond Santa Fe two-sport standout spent five seasons playing professional baseball before walking on with Oklahoma State’s football program in 2007. He eventually spent two seasons as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback, leading Oklahoma State to a 12-1 record, Big 12 title and Fiesta Bowl victory during the 2011 season. He’s now the Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback. NATIONAL Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State: Nelson walked on at K-State as a safety in 2003, but switched to receiver and became one of the best in Wildcats history. As a senior in 2007, he caught 122 passes for 1,606 yards and was a consensus All-American. He’s now Aaron Rodgers’ top target for the Green Bay Packers and one of the best receivers in the NFL. In the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV win in February 2011, he caught nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown. Clay Matthews, LB, USC: Matthews walked on at USC in 2004 and didn’t become a starter until his senior season in 2008, but went in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft to the Green Bay Packers. He’s been a four-time Pro Bowl selection. Rudy Ruettiger, DE, Notre Dame: Arguably the most famous walk-on of all time, Ruettiger got in the game for three plays late in a November 1975 home win over Georgia Tech and recorded a sack on the game’s final play. He is one of only two players in Notre Dame history to be carried off the field by his teammates. His story was adapted into the 1993 movie “Rudy,” which starred Sean Astin as Ruettiger and is considered one of the greatest sports films of all time. J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin: Watt originally played as a scholarship tight end at Central Michigan, but left CMU and walked on at Wisconsin in 2008 because he always dreamed of being a Badger. He earned a scholarship that first fall, eventually became a first-round NFL Draft pick by the Houston Texans and is currently having one of the most dominant individual defensive seasons in NFL history. Darren Woodson, LB, Arizona State: Woodson walked on at Arizona State in the late 1980s before playing 13 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys as a safety. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time Super Bowl champion.
Nov 24, 2014
In the latest ESPN Junior 300 rankings, three Oklahomans made the list from the football Class of 2016. Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre is the highest-ranked Oklahoman at No. 143. The 6-foot-3, 182-pound Louisville commit is the ninth-ranked pocket passer nationally in 2016 according to ESPN.com. Other in-state players on the list include Norman North running back Quan Hogan and Jenks...
High school notebook: Quan Hogan, Keaton Torre among Oklahomans on ESPN list
By Scott Wright and Erik Horne | Nov 24, 2014In the latest ESPN Junior 300 rankings, three Oklahomans made the list from the football Class of 2016. Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre is the highest-ranked Oklahoman at No. 143. The 6-foot-3, 182-pound Louisville commit is the ninth-ranked pocket passer nationally in 2016 according to ESPN.com. Other in-state players on the list include Norman North running back Quan Hogan and Jenks safety Austin Quillen. The 6-foot, 200-pound Hogan, who has an offer from Tulsa, is ranked No. 257 in the list while Quillen (6-0, 190) is No. 281. Hogan and Quillen are ranked 29th and 20th, respectively, at their positions by ESPN.com. BAYLOR OFFERS RINGLING’S RILEY DANIEL Verbally committed to Houston, Ringling offensive tackle Riley Daniel is drawing interest from another program in the state of Texas. Baylor, which is currently in the hunt for one of the spots in the College Football Playoff, extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-6, 310-pound senior, Daniel said Sunday night. In addition to Houston, Tulsa and North Texas are the other programs to have offered Daniel so far. He verbally committed to Houston in August. Daniel was No. 14 on The Oklahoman’s mid-season edition of the Super 30 recruit rankings. CHOCTAW’S LLANUSA RECOVERING WELL AFTER SURGERY Choctaw had an upset on its mind late in the first half against Tulsa Washington in the first round of the Class 6A-II playoffs two weeks ago. The Yellowjackets, making their first postseason appearance in 30 years, were tied at 14 and threatening to score two minutes before halftime. That’s when their most dreaded fear occurred. Quarterback Jonah Llanusa went down with what turned out to be a broken bone in his lower leg. The complexion of the game quickly changed once Choctaw lost its on-field leader and top playmaker, ultimately losing 45-14. Llanusa, a Division I prospect either as a quarterback or athlete, had surgery last Wednesday and is recovering well from the fracture. “The surgery was really just a preventative measure for the future,” Choctaw coach Todd Dilbeck said. “He’s doing well. Oklahoma State called about maybe getting him up to watch practice sometime soon.” OSU sees Llanusa possibly as a safety prospect. Texas-San Antonio has also expressed interest, and Navy has offered Llanusa a scholarship as a quarterback. “He’ll start rehab in about four weeks and be ready to go for baseball season,” Dilbeck said. “It was a tough thing for everybody when he went down. We felt like we were about to go up 21-14 and we were gonna get the ball to start the second half. If it hadn’t happened, we might’ve had a chance to be playing in the semifinals last week. But it’s one of those things that a team has to deal with.” Llanusa finished the season with 2,011 passing yards, 830 rushing yards and 40 total touchdowns. DEER CREEK’S BALENSEIFEN SIGNS WITH OSU A three-time cross country state champion with multiple gold medals from the previous three state track meets, Deer Creek distance runner Bryce Balenseifen decided to stay in Oklahoma for college, signing with Oklahoma State earlier this month. Balenseifen has never been part of a team that didn’t win state in cross country or track during his high school career, taking four straight in cross country, and pursuing a four-peat in track this spring. He was the Class 5A cross country champion earlier this month with a winning time of 5:19.0.
Nov 17, 2014
If things go as planned, that hope will become reality should two bond issues being formed gain the necessary support. They each include a lot of improvements athletically and non-athletically, but none more noticeable than newly remodeled football stadiums for each of the three Edmond high schools.
High schools: Edmond high schools hope to play football on campus
By Jacob Unruh | Nov 17, 2014EDMOND — Edmond Schools athletic director Mike Nunley has a clear hope of what a typical football gameday around each individual high school campus will be like in the future. There will be tailgating. There will be students remaining on campus to attend other athletic events. And there will be a football game on that campus, instead of University of Central Oklahoma’s Wantland Stadium. If things go as planned, that hope will become reality should two bond issues being formed gain the necessary support. They each include a lot of improvements athletically and non-athletically, but none more noticeable than newly remodeled football stadiums for each of the three Edmond high schools. “I think that game-day experience where our kids can walk from one side of the campus right into the stadium and have a really exciting moment for students, that’s really fun for me,” Nunley said. “To be able to walk into a facility where we can celebrate our successes, have up on the wall All-Staters and championships and things like that, it would nice to be able to say that.” The two-year bond issues are in the preliminary stages, but the first is a total of $90,660,000 that Edmond associate superintendent Bret Towne said comes with no tax increase. If the school board approves the plan at next month’s meeting, the vote will take place Feb. 10, 2015. It would be a drastic change for the schools, which have had a long-standing relationship that dates back to the 1920s. Edmond Public Schools has played all but one of its home varsity games at UCO. “We’ve really enjoyed our relationship with Edmond Public Schools,” UCO athletic director Joe Muller said. “It dates back many, many, many years and we’ve had nothing but a positive relationship with the school district over the years. We’ve enjoyed having them here and my hope is they’ve enjoyed being here. “Whether they’re here or not, I’m sure it’ll impact both groups a little bit just in terms of the use of the stadium. Hopefully, it’ll be a good thing for them. If that does happen, great. If it doesn’t happen, obviously we’ll welcome them with open arms here well into the future.” The lease agreement between Edmond Schools and UCO currently calls for Edmond to pay $7,252 per game, but the hosting Edmond school keeps revenue from concessions and admission. UCO provides staffing for the stadium and last year rebated more than $50,000 to the Edmond Public Schools general fund following the season. Moving from Wantland Stadium becomes a necessary change with the planned addition of a fourth high school sometime in the next four to six years. “Four high schools, you just can’t play in one stadium,” Towne said. “We’re just experiencing some growing pains.” The first stadium affected will be at Edmond Santa Fe, and that’s mainly due to the ability to transform the current stadium easier than the others. The costs will total around $9 million and will include new artificial turf, new bleachers on both sides that will accommodate 6,000 fans and a two-story press box. The plan is to also add a new fieldhouse that will serve as the Wolves’ locker room. The current locker room will become the visitors’. “I think it means the world,” Edmond Santa Fe football coach Lance Manning said. “Not that UCO is not a nice facility, but it’s UCO. It’s not Santa Fe. To walk out of your own fieldhouse onto your own field, I think is something special every program deserves and it’s going to be really neat.” Towne said it has yet to be determined whether all three schools will play at Santa Fe once it opens, which would be tentatively scheduled for the 2017 season. It could be a struggle with Edmond middle school games being played Thursday and the addition of another middle school in the near future. The bond issue also includes tennis court upgrades to Edmond Memorial and Edmond North or the possibility of a tennis center being built for all three schools. Also, improvements to Memorial’s gymnasium are included. The second bond issue includes the remodel of the fields at Memorial and North. There was some discussion about Memorial having to relocate its football field across the street from campus, but the decision has been made to instead move the track. Each stadium will be upgraded similar to Edmond Santa Fe’s, changing the way high school football feels at each school. “At the end of the day, there’s not a home-field advantage when we play at UCO,” Nunley said. “It’s a wonderful place to play, great venue; we are blessed to get to play high school football there. But at the end of the day, our opponent has as many practices on there as we do. “I guess at my heart, it’s about having game-day experience. Those types of things we get to see at other places we play.”
Byron Cordell and his family recorded a parody to Taylor Swift’s Billboard Top 100 song “Shake It Off” as a comeback and posted it on YouTube over the weekend. You can watch the video at NewsOK.com/Varsity.
High school notebook: Durant coach parodies 'Shake It Off' after firing
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Nov 17, 2014Two days after being fired from his alma mater, former Durant football coach Byron Cordell had a response to his ousting — and it was especially entertaining. Cordell and his family recorded a parody to Taylor Swift’s Billboard Top 100 song “Shake It Off” as a comeback and posted it on YouTube over the weekend. You can watch the video at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Cordell’s two daughters, son and wife all sing along to the song with him while they pack up his belongings. But they also dance and have a little fun in the school’s facilities during the process. The school informed Cordell he would not return for his 10th season Thursday, just days after Durant ended its season 1-9 following a 2-8 campaign last season. “We just weren’t successful enough in the last few years,” Cordell told the Durant Democrat. “We didn’t win enough games. It’s part of the profession. I’m disappointed, but I understand. “I had a great time in my nine years here in Durant. It was an honor and privilege to coach in my home town. I would like to thank everyone for the support, not just me, but the kids in the program. I had a lot of good times.” Cordell told the paper he has not decided what he’ll do next. The video suggests he’ll bounce back just fine. NEWCASTLE DEFENSE WILL BE KEY VS. FORT GIBSON Newcastle’s defense has been one of the best in Class 4A this season, allowing 14.5 points per game, with only No. 1 Anadarko managing to score more than 21 points on the Racers. But second-ranked Fort Gibson offers a challenge to the third-ranked Racers defense in this week’s playoff game. Fort Gibson is averaging 40.9 points per game and has been held below 35 only once all season, a 28-14 win over Sallisaw. Fort Gibson sophomore Chris Walker has been one of the top running backs in the state, rushing for 2,121 yards and 34 touchdowns, averaging 8.0 yards per carry. SPENCE GETS TOP COAC VOLLEYBALL HONOR Edmond Santa Fe’s Jordan Spence was named the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference volleyball Player of the Year on a list of honorees dominated by the Wolves. Santa Fe’s Kaitlin Dillion and Sam Ethridge were co-Defensive Players of the Year, while Edmond North’s Hannah Rose Frohling was named the conference’s top offensive player. Spence and Frohling were joined on the All-Conference First team by Audrey Alford of Norman North, Livi Schiffner and Alli Evans of Edmond Memorial, Taylor Horton of Edmond Santa Fe and Morgan Turner of Deer Creek. CASADY’S FREEMAN SIGNS WITH OC GOLF Elizabeth Freeman has helped the Casady girls golf team to a pair of Southwest Preparatory Conference championships, and her play has earned Freeman the opportunity to continue golfing at the next level. Freeman signed a letter of intent with the Oklahoma Christian women’s golf team last week. WINTER MEDIA DAY WEDNESDAY The Oklahoman’s annual Winter Sports Media Day has been set for Wednesday at McGuinness High School. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30. The school is located at 801 NW 50 Street in Oklahoma City. Each Oklahoma City-area high school participating in basketball, wrestling and swimming is encouraged to bring athletes to meet The Oklahoman’s high school coverage team for interviews, videos and photos that will be used throughout the upcoming season.
Nov 13, 2014
From the moment Chris Roberts walked on to a makeshift football field six years ago, he knew it was going to be a long road to success on his new but risky journey.
Friday Night Lights: Crossings Christian continues to build something special
By Jacob Unruh | Nov 13, 2014From the moment Chris Roberts walked on to a makeshift football field six years ago, he knew it was going to be a long road to success on his new but risky journey. The field, known as “The Swamp” due to its constantly wet conditions and ill-favored appearance, was the beginning of something remarkable for Crossings Christian, a relatively new private school that was starting its football program at the middle school level only. It was the first step toward building what some perceive to be the next private-school powerhouse, even if most people know little to nothing about it or even where it’s located in northwest Oklahoma City. “I had no idea what I was getting into,” said Roberts, a former assistant coach at established programs Kingfisher and Edmond Santa Fe. “I was pretty naïve. Who gets to build something from scratch? That’s really what enticed me to it.” There were certainly times Roberts questioned his leap of faith to jumpstart the program from the ground up as the amount of losses coincided with the growth of the program to the varsity level. That makes this season not only the most successful season in school history with its first ever playoff appearance Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Hominy in its new multi-million dollar stadium, but also the most rewarding for players that began with nothing but pads and footballs. In the short span of the program and school, Crossings Christian has gone from “The Swamp” to the new stadium as part of a $15.5 million project to build a new middle school, fieldhouse, football stadium and baseball and softball stadiums. The project also brought the football team from dressing in bathrooms, storage rooms and classrooms to a $1.2 million fieldhouse housing a spacious locker room. “We walked out of those bathrooms just wanting to play football,” said senior quarterback Noah Niederschuh, one of three original remaining members of the seventh grade team that won its first ever game six years ago. “Sometimes you don’t even think about being in a closet. Sometimes you look back at it and think, ‘We were in closets.’ That was a big learning experience for us.” The makeshift weight room was generally hallways jammed with weight machines or the new concession stand. Now, the Knights have a spacious weight room in the new fieldhouse. They have also gone from road warriors playing every game on the road to a normal split schedule of five home games and five road games in their third year as members of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. Yet as the losses mounted — especially the past two seasons in the OSSAA with a combined record of 4-15 — there was a plan being followed. The school was founded in 2001 as just an elementary school and now is already expanding into the Class 2A level in high school basketball. The plan is for the high school to house as many as 300-400 students, which would put the school in Class 3A based on this year’s Average Daily Membership numbers used by the OSSAA to determine classifications. That’s a scary placement for a school with impressive resources. “Of course monetary support here is big in how they want to build things and do things the right way,” said Crossings Christian athletic director Shawn Schenk, a former boys basketball coach at Edmond Santa Fe and Enid who joined the school last year. “They didn’t just go halfway on building that stadium and fieldhouse. “Powerhouse? That would be awesome if God wants to bless us with that. That’s not our main objective, but we also want to do what we do and do it as best we can.” It’s also in the plan to remain a tight-knit community of its own despite being entrenched in a business area. “This is all new to everybody, so we’re playing it up and everybody’s excited,” Roberts said. “We’re a small school in the middle of the city, so we have our own little community so it’s still got that small-school feel. The elementary is just as excited about it, so it’s a lot of fun.” Winning has that effect. For the players, it’s not just that but a chance to be the beginning of something more meaningful. “We want to be more than a stadium,” senior linebacker Christian Osterhout said. “The stadium encourages us because we see our football program is going to be amazing. But we’re more than just that stadium now. It encourages us to know we’re going to become that football program.” Throughout this journey, Crossings Christian has kept notes on its opponents and their habits, learning what a successful team is supposed to look like against successful programs such as Apache, Cashion, Minco and Wayne. The Knights were often the welcomed opponent on a Homecoming or Senior Night. Roberts even joked opponents could name their score and admitted he was worried about being able to finish games. But it all served as a building block. “That was my concern. I didn’t want to forfeit,” Roberts said. “That was huge for me personally not having to forfeit games. If we say we’re going to play OSSAA and we’re going to commit to this, we need to do it.” Crossings Christian went 6-1 this season in district play, earning second behind Cashion. There are only four seniors on the team and a strong group of eighth graders coming next season that’s expected to add possibly 20 players to the 27-member roster. The Knights’ path to success may already be set before Friday even plays out, and Roberts’ journey is suddenly looking brighter and brighter. “We found a way, but it wasn’t ideal,” Roberts said. “I’m just obviously excited, because I’d be lying if I didn’t question it myself. I feel excitement for our kids because of what they had to go through. “Whatever happens Friday or from here on out, it’s been a successful season.”
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Sand Springs at Bixby, Cox 703 7 p.m., Guthrie at Deer Creek, KTOK-AM 1000/KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m., Norman North at Southmoore, KREF-AM 1400/FM 98.5/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Jenks at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Westmoore at Putnam City, KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m., Moore at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM 7 p.m., Crossings Chr. at Watonga, KIMY-FM...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 7-9
Nov 6, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Sand Springs at Bixby, Cox 703 7 p.m., Guthrie at Deer Creek, KTOK-AM 1000/KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m., Norman North at Southmoore, KREF-AM 1400/FM 98.5/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Jenks at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Westmoore at Putnam City, KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m., Moore at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM 7 p.m., Crossings Chr. at Watonga, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Edmond Santa Fe at Norman, www.normansports.tv COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Fordham at Bucknell, CBSS (Cox 249) 6:30 p.m., Memphis at Temple, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Utah St. at Wyoming, ESPN2 (Cox 28) NBA 7 p.m., Memphis at OKC, ESPN (Cox 29)/FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9:30 p.m., Cleveland at Denver, ESPN (Cox 29) AUTO RACING 11 a.m., Nationwide Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 12:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Nationwide Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7:30 p.m., Truck Series, FS1 (Cox 67) NHL 7:30 p.m., Washington at Chicago, NHLNET (Cox 263) GOLF 1 p.m., Sanderson Farms, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 p.m., WGC-HSBC, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m., Washburn at Oklahoma, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/FCS (Cox 271)/KOKC-AM 1520/KRXO-FM 107.7 COLLEGE HOCKEY 7 p.m., Boston U. at Boston Coll. NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 3:30 p.m., Texas A&M vs. S. Carolina, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Tennessee vs. Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m., Kansas State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 9:30 p.m., Oregon at Washington, ESPNU (Cox 253) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Iowa at Minnesota, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/KGHM-AM 1340 11 a.m., Baylor at Oklahoma, FS1 (Cox 67)/KRXO-FM 107.7 FM/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM 11 a.m., Georgia at Kentucky, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Wisconsin at Purdue, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., SMU at Tulsa, CBSS (Cox 249)/KRMG-AM 740 11 a.m., Presbyterian at Mississippi, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., UTSA at Rice, FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m., Georgia Tech at N.C. State, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 1:30 p.m., UCO at Lindenwood, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Iowa State at Kansas, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Texas A&M at Auburn, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Notre Dame at Arizona St., KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Michigan at Northwestern, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Tulane at Houston, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Florida Int. at O. Dominion, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., UConn at Army, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., West Virginia at Texas, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Tenn.-Martin at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 5:30 p.m., Virginia at Florida State, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., Hawaii at Colorado State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Marshall at Southern Miss., KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6 p.m., Boise State at New Mexico, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., UCLA at Washington, FS1 (Cox 67) 6:15 p.m., Louisville at Boston College, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:30 p.m., Florida at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 6:30 p.m., Kansas State at TCU, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 7 p.m., Alabama at LSU, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7 p.m., Ohio State at Michigan St., KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., La. Lafayette at N.M. State, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 9 p.m., Oregon at Utah, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., San Jose St. at Fresno St., CBSS (Cox 249) NBA 7 p.m., Boston at Chicago, WGN (Cox 2) 7:30 p.m., New Orleans at San Antonio, NBATV (Cox 256) AUTO RACING 3 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 6 p.m., Minnesota at Montreal, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7 p.m., San Jose at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 1 p.m., Sanderson Farms, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 p.m., WGC-HSBC, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Mo. Western at OSU, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/FCS (Cox 271)/KXXY-FM 96.1 4 p.m., SW Okla. at Tulsa, KRMG-AM 740 AHL 7 p.m., Toronto at OKC, KXXY-FM 96.1 BASEBALL 7 p.m., Mesa vs. Surprise, MLBNET (Cox 264) MEN’S SOCCER 6:45 a.m., Liverpool FC vs. Chelsea FC, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11:30 a.m., QPR vs. Man. City, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 1:30 p.m., D.C. at New York, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Kansas City at Buffalo, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, San Francisco at N. Orleans, KRXO-FM 107.7 Noon, Dallas vs. Jacksonville, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 3:25 p.m., N.Y. Giants at Seattle, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:25 p.m., St. Louis at Arizona, KRXO-FM 107.7/KREF-AM 1400/FM 98.5 7:20 p.m., Chicago at Green Bay, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) NBA 6 p.m., Sacramento at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 6 p.m., Philadelphia at Toronto, NBATV (Cox 256) AUTO RACING 2 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 1 p.m., Sanderson Farms, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 4 p.m., OKC at San Antonio, KXXY-FM 96.1 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Washburn at Kansas State, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 6 p.m., Georgetown (KY) at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Ark.-Monticello at OSU, KGFY-FM 105.5 2 p.m., OCU at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) MEN’S SOCCER 4 p.m., Columbus at New England, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:15 p.m., Salt Lake at Los Angeles, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 10 a.m., American Tournament, ESPNU (Cox 253) Noon, ACC Tournament, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., Conference USA Toury, FSOK (Cox 37) 1 p.m., Big East Tournament, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., SEC Tournament, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3:30 p.m., Big 12 Tournament, FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE HOCKEY 4 p.m., Notre Dame at Minnesota, ESPNU (Cox 253) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Missouri at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 1 p.m., Arkansas at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Alabama at S. Carolina, SECN (Cox 275) MOTORCYCLE 6:30 a.m., FIM GotoGP (Cox 67)
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I District 6A-I-1 Key games: Westmoore at Putnam City; Jenks at Yukon; Broken Arrow at Edmond Memorial; Edmond Santa Fe at Norman. Jenks: First. Broken Arrow: Second. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Yukon loss. Third with win, Yukon win and Westmoore win. Third with Yukon loss and Westmoore loss. Fourth with Yukon win and Westmoore loss. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond...
High school football playoff scenarios for Classes 6A, 5A and 4A
By Scott Wright | Nov 4, 2014CLASS 6A-I District 6A-I-1 Key games: Westmoore at Putnam City; Jenks at Yukon; Broken Arrow at Edmond Memorial; Edmond Santa Fe at Norman. Jenks: First. Broken Arrow: Second. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Yukon loss. Third with win, Yukon win and Westmoore win. Third with Yukon loss and Westmoore loss. Fourth with Yukon win and Westmoore loss. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Yukon loss. Yukon: Third with win and Westmoore loss. Fourth with win and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and either Westmoore or Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with loss, Westmoore loss and Edmond Santa Fe win in which Yukon loses 12 or fewer district points to Edmond Santa Fe. Edmond Santa Fe: Fourth with win and Yukon loss in which Edmond Santa Fe gains 13 or more district points on Yukon. District 6A-I-2 Key game: Norman North at Southmoore. Tulsa Union: First. Owasso: Second. Mustang: Third. Norman North: Fourth with win. Southmoore: Fourth with win. CLASS 6A-II District 6A-II-1 Key games: Sand Springs at Bixby; Muskogee at Tulsa Washington; Claremore at Bartlesville. Bixby: First. Tulsa Washington: Second with Sand Springs loss. Second with win and Sand Springs win in which Sand Springs does not gain any district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with win and Sand Springs win in which Sand Springs gains 1 or more district points on Tulsa Washington. Sand Springs: Second with win and Tulsa Washington win in which Sand Springs gains 1 or more district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with win and Tulsa Washington win in which Sand Springs does not gain any district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with loss. Bartlesville: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Muskogee loss. Muskogee: Fourth with win and Bartlesville loss. District 6A-II-2 Key games: Lawton at Choctaw; Lawton Eisenhower at Stillwater. Lawton: First with win. Second with loss. Midwest City First with Lawton loss. Second with Lawton win. Choctaw: Third. Stillwater: Fourth with win. Lawton Eisenhower: Fourth with win. CLASS 5A District 5A-1 Key games: Duncan at Ardmore, El Reno at Lawton MacArthur, Altus at Northwest, Del City at Chickasha. Ardmore: First with win and Altus loss. First with win, Lawton MacArthur win and Altus win or loss, Lawton MacArthur loss and Altus loss where Ardmore loses seven or fewer district points to Lawton MacArthur. Second with win, Lawton MacArthur win and Altus win or loss, Lawton MacArthur loss and Altus loss where Ardmore loses eight or fewer district points to Lawton MacArthur. Second with Altus win and Lawton MacArthur loss. Third with loss and Lawton MacArthur win. Lawton MacArthur: First with win and Ardmore loss. First with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains eight or more district points on Ardmore and loses nine or fewer district points to Altus. Second with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains eight or more district points on Ardmore or loses nine or fewer district points to Altus. Second with Ardmore win and Altus loss. Third with loss and Altus win. Third with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains seven or fewer district points on Ardmore and loses 10 or more district points on Altus. Altus: First with win and Lawton MacArthur loss. Second with Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur win. Second with win, Ardmore win and Lawton MacArthur win or loss, Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur loss where Altus gains 10 or more district points on Lawton MacArthur. Third with win, Ardmore win and Lawton MacArthur win or loss, Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur loss where Altus gains nine or fewer district points on Lawton MacArthur. Third with loss and Ardmore win. Del City: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Duncan loss where Del City loses five or fewer district points to Duncan. Duncan: Fourth with win and Del City loss. Fourth with loss and Del City loss where Duncan gains six or more district points on Del City. District 5A-2 Key games: Guthrie at Deer Creek, Piedmont at Bishop McGuinness Guthrie: First with win. Second with loss. Deer Creek: First with win. Second with loss. Carl Albert: Third. McGuinness: Fourth with win. Piedmont: Fourth with win. District 5A-3 Key games: McAlester at Tulsa Memorial, Noble at Skiatook, Tulsa Hale at Shawnee, Tulsa Kelley at Durant. Skiatook: First with win. First with loss, McAlester loss and Shawnee loss. Second with loss, McAlester win and Shawnee loss. Second with loss, McAlester loss and Shawnee win. Third with loss, McAlester win and Shawnee win. McAlester: First with win and Skiatook loss. First with loss, Skiatook loss and Shawnee win. Second with win and Skiatook win. Second with loss, Skiatook win and Shawnee win. Third with loss and Shawnee loss. Shawnee: Second with win, McAlester win and Skiatook loss. Third with win, McAlester wim and Skiatook win. Third with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley win where Shawnee loses 20 or less district points to Tulsa Kelley. Third with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley loss. Third with win, McAlester loss and Skiatook win. Third with win, McAlester loss and Skiatook loss. Fourth with loss, McAlester loss and Tulsa Kelley loss. Fourth with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley win where Shawnee loses 21 or more district points to Tulsa Kelley. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Shawnee loss. Fourth with loss and Shawnee win. Fourth with loss, Shawnee loss and Tulsa Kelley loss. Fourth with win, Skiatook win and Shawnee win. Fourth with win, Skiatook loss and Shawnee win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with win, McAlester win and Shawnee loss where Tulsa Kelley gains 21 or more district points on Shawnee. Fourth with win, McAlester win and Shawnee loss where Tulsa Kelley gains 20 or fewer district points on Shawnee. District 5A-4 Key games: Tulsa East Central at Collinsville, Coweta at Tahlequah, Grove at Tulsa Edison Collinsville: First. Coweta: Second with win. Third with loss. Tahlequah: Second with win. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Coweta win. Fourth with win and Coweta loss. Tulsa East Central: Fourth with Tulsa Edison loss. CLASS 4A District 4A-1 Key games: Clinton at Elk City. Anadarko: First. Newcastle: Second. Weatherford: Third. Elk City: Fourth with win. Clinton: Fourth with win. District 4A-2 Key games: Ada at Harrah; McLoud at Glenpool; Tuttle at Santa Fe South. Ada: First with win. Second with loss. Harrah: First with win. Second with loss and Tuttle loss. Second with loss, Tuttle win and Glenpool win in which Harrah loses 12 or fewer district points to Tuttle. Third with loss, Tuttle win and McLoud win. Third with loss, Tuttle win and Glenpool win in which Harrah loses 13 or more district points to Tuttle. Tuttle: Second with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool loss. Second with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool win in which Tuttle gains 13 or more district points on Harrah. Third with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool win in which Tuttle gains 12 or fewer district points on Harrah. Third with loss and Glenpool loss. Third with win, Glenpool loss and Harrah win. Fourth with Harrah win and Glenpool win. Glenpool: Third with win and Harrah win. Third with win, Harrah loss and Tuttle loss. Fourth with win, Tuttle win and Harrah loss. Fourth with loss by six points or fewer and Tuttle loss. McLoud: Fourth with win and Tuttle win. Fourth with win by seven points or more and Tuttle loss. District 4A-3 Key games: Catoosa at Wagoner; Cleveland at Cascia Hall Oologah: First Catoosa: Second with win. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall win. Wagoner: Second with win and Cascia Hall loss. Second with win and Cascia Hall win in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Cascia Hall win in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall loss in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall win. Cascia Hall: Second with win and Wagoner win in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Wagoner win in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Catoosa win. Third with loss and Wagoner loss in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss of 12 points or fewer and Wagoner loss in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Cleveland: Fourth with win and Wagoner win. Fourth with win by 13 points or more and Wagoner loss. District 4A-4 Key games: Sallisaw at Metro Christian, Tulsa Central at Poteau. Fort Gibson: First. Metro Christian: Second with win. Second with loss of 14 points or fewer and Poteau win where Metro Christian loses five or fewer district points to Poteau. Third with loss and Poteau win where Metro Christian loses five or fewer district points to Poteau or loses by 14 points or less. Third with loss and Poteau loss. Fourth with loss of 15 points or more and Poteau win. Poteau: Second with win and Metro Christian loss where Poteau gains six or more district points on Metro Christian. Third with win and Metro Christian loss where Poteau gains five or fewer district points on Metro Christian. Third with Metro Christian win. Fourth with loss and Sallisaw win. Sallisaw: Second with win and Poteau loss. Third with win of 15 points or more and Poteau win. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win of 14 points or fewer and Poteau win.
Nov 4, 2014
Originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, the crucial District 3A-2 matchup between Bethany and John Marshall has been moved to Friday night. John Marshall will host the seventh-ranked Bronchos at 7 p.m. Friday at Crooked Oak High School. While the game isn’t an outright title matchup, it will have significant implications in deciding the 3A-2 championship. John Marshall and other schools in...
High school football: Bethany-John Marshall game moved to Friday night
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Nov 4, 2014Originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, the crucial District 3A-2 matchup between Bethany and John Marshall has been moved to Friday night. John Marshall will host the seventh-ranked Bronchos at 7 p.m. Friday at Crooked Oak High School. While the game isn’t an outright title matchup, it will have significant implications in deciding the 3A-2 championship. John Marshall and other schools in the Oklahoma City Public Schools system have had to play several Thursday night and Saturday games the last two seasons while Taft and Speegle stadiums are being rebuilt. Both stadiums will be back in operation this spring. PRAGUE’S WATFORD GUIDING TURNAROUND In his first season back at the Class 2A level, coach Shannon Watford is organizing an impressive turnaround at Prague. The former Hennessey coach, who guided the Eagles to a pair of 2A state titles, has the Red Devils on the verge of a playoff berth. Prague won just one game the last two seasons while competing in Class 3A. Watford left Hennessey to become the head coach at Purcell two years ago, then spent last season as an assistant at Del City. Since starting 0-2, Prague has won four of its last six games, with the two losses by a combined total of four points. COAC ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM NAMED The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference recently released its first All-Conference fastpitch softball team, with Mustang taking home the top two honors. Senior pitcher Jayden Chestnut was named Player of the Year, while coach Bryan Howard was named Coach of the Year in his first season with the Broncos, who won the Class 6A state championship. Here is the entire list: FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Bailey McKittrick, Moore; Lindsey Stoeckel, Southmoore; Larie Amos, Westmoore. Catcher: Trenity Edwards, Southmoore. First base: Alexia Vargas, Mustang. Second base: Zoe Jones, Mustang. Third base: Bailey Whitmoore, Westmoore. Shortstop: JoBi Heath, Edmond Santa Fe. Outfield: Yesenia Torres, Southmoore; Brenique Wright, Moore; Kaitlyn Thomas, Mustang. Designated Hitter: Halle Melone, Moore. Player of the Year: Jayden Chestnut, Mustang. Coach of the Year: Bryan Howard, Mustang. Offensive Player of the Year: Sydney Sherrill, Southmoore. Defensive Player of the Year: Bailey Thompson, Deer Creek. Pitcher of the Year: Kayla Eichler, Edmond Memorial UTILITY Tori Ritz, Deer Creek; Kristen Perieto, Moore; Kennedy Jackson, Moore; Dru Collins, Norman North; Bridgette White, Edmond North; Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial; Kaylon Dunna, Edmond North; Cheyenne Factor, Yukon; Breley Webb, Yukon; Kylie Dodson, Mustang. HONORABLE MENTION Emily Richardson, Southmoore; Arielle James, Southmoore; Hannah Danielson, Edmond North; Demi Dobbs, Moore; Monica Jones, Edmond Santa Fe; Shelby Baker, Westmoore; Celeste Lagunas, Edmond Santa Fe DISTRICT 6A-2 ALL-DISTRICT TEAM SET The District 6A-2 All-District softball team was recently announced, with Florida State commitment and Southmoore sophomore Sydney Sherill named Player of the Year. Here’s the complete list: FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Lindsey Stoeckel, Southmoore. Catcher: Trenity Edwards, Southmoore. First base: Makayla White, Edmond Memorial. Second base: Dru Collins, Norman North. Third base: Celeste Lagunas, Edmond Santa Fe; Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial. Shortstop: JoBi Heath, Edmond Santa Fe. Outfield: Yesenia Torres, Southmoore; Logan Jegelwivz, Putnam City; Kendall Murphy, Edmond Memorial. Utility: Monica Jones, Edmond Santa Fe; Hannah Salmon, Putnam City; Brittany Cagle, Yukon; Danielle Stover, Putnam City; Kelsey Nadeau, Lawton; Hannah Franklin, Yukon. Player of the Year: Sydney Sherrill, Southmoore. Pitcher of the Year: Kayla Eichler, Edmond Memorial. Defensive Player of the Year: Cheyenne Factor, Yukon. Offensive Player of the Year: Alexis Perry, Putnam City. Newcomer of the Year: Breley Webb, Yukon. Coach of the Year: Tommy Cornish, U.S. Grant; Jeff Small, Southmoore. SECOND TEAM Madison Burk, Lawton; Brenlyn McCoy, Edmond Memorial; Emily Richardson, Southmoore; Arielle James, Southmoore; Kari Briggs, Southmoore, Sarah Everhart, Edmond Santa Fe; Asia Henry, Putnam City; Holly Davis, Putnam City; Makayla Jackson, Putnam City; McKenna Arnold, Yukon; Mady Taylor, Yukon; Desiree Hutchinson, Norman North; Sydney Everhart, Edmond Santa Fe.
Nov 2, 2014
Entering the high school football season, a lot of story lines presented themselves from the Class 6A split to Class 5A being wide open to defending champions such as Anadarko, Kingfisher and Davis remaining just as powerful.
High schools: Week 10 of the football season offers several interesting story lines
By Jacob Unruh | Nov 2, 2014Entering the high school football season, a lot of story lines presented themselves from the Class 6A split to Class 5A being wide open to defending champions such as Anadarko, Kingfisher and Davis remaining just as powerful. We are seeing how those are shaping out, too. The East is still dominating Class 6A Division I, but Division II remains wide open. Guthrie, the Class 5A defending champion, is the lone undefeated team in 5A despite graduating more than 20 players. And Anadarko and Davis remain the most dominant of the other defending champions. Now it’s Week 10, the final week for teams clinging to hope of playing one more week to make it happen. There are some intriguing matchups, such as this week’s top game Guthrie at Deer Creek that will decide the District 5A-2 championship. But here’s three other storylines to follow this week: Warren Wand’s last stand? The 6A split has left some interesting playoff scenarios, but none more than District 6AI-1’s that might leave the state’s most exciting player at home in the postseason. Edmond Memorial hosts East power Broken Arrow on Friday clinging to a playoff spot and hoping to extend Warren Wand’s career at least one more week. Wand, who is verbally committed to Arkansas State, is trying to surpass 5,000 career yards this week, but he’ll be more concerned about getting the Bulldogs into the playoffs. And that can happen in multiple scenarions. Memorial is in a three-way tie with Westmoore and Yukon, which is a scenario that would put the Bulldogs in the playoffs based on points should it remain that way. An upset over Broken Arrow is the best scenario for the Bulldogs while Westmoore plays Putnam City and Yukon battles Jenks. But a Westmoore win, Memorial loss, Yukon loss and an Edmond Santa Fe win over Norman puts both Westmoore and Memorial in the final two spots. We’ll have more on this entire district scenario and every other district in the state this week in The Oklahoman. What’s next for Harrah’s Martin? Harrah junior Grant Martin has been on a tear as of late. A week ago, he rushed for five touchdowns. He duplicated that Friday in a rout of Bristow to bring his touchdown total to 30 this season and cross the 2,000-yard mark. Martin leads Class 4A in rushing and will be crucial when Harrah hosts Ada in a battle for the District 4A-2 title on Friday. Can he have a similar type night against Ada’s stingy defense? Casady’s attempt for an SPC title This season’s Casady team has been hyped as one of the school’s most talented teams in a long, long time. It’s been for good reason, too, with multiple Division I caliber players, including The Oklahoman’s No. 1-ranked player on the Super 30 Josh Wariboko-Alali. But the game Saturday at Dallas Jesuit against Dallas Episcopal will be the Cyclones’ toughest yet, especially after they struggled offensively in Saturday’s semifinal win over Houston Christian. Casady’s defense stepped up in that game, and will need to again if the Cyclones are to win their third SPC title since 1972 and first since 2006.
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 26, 2014
There will be some highly recruited linemen in the class, from both sides of the ball. But the emphasis is going to be on the playmakers — primarily quarterbacks and running backs.
2016 football recruiting class is beginning to look like the Year of the Playmaker
By Scott Wright | Oct 26, 2014Last week, The Oklahoman high school sports staff brought you the midseason update of our Super 30 list, ranking the recruiting prospects of the 2015 class. Of course, college coaches are already looking hard at the class of 2016, so why don’t we take a peek as well? Each recruiting class seems to take on its own personality. Last year’s class was headed by perhaps the state’s most highly recruited quarterback duo of David Cornwell and Justice Hansen. The current class is all about linemen. The top two spots belong to offensive linemen — Casady’s Josh Wariboko-Alali and Lawton’s Josh Barnett — with Jenks defensive tackle Marquis Overton defensive tackle in the fourth spot. If you include tight ends, 12 of the 30 spots in all belong to offensive or defensive linemen. Right now, the 2016 class is beginning to look like the Year of the Playmaker. Rivals.com lists seven players in the class with scholarship offers so far. The breakdown: Three quarterbacks, two running backs, a receiver and a defensive back. There will be some highly recruited linemen in the class, from both sides of the ball. But the emphasis is going to be on the playmakers — primarily quarterbacks and running backs. The Quarterbacks Edmond Santa Fe’s Keaton Torre is the only player in the class to verbally commit, when he chose Louisville a few weeks ago. Rivals.com lists him as the state’s only four-star recruit in 2016 right now, and there’s an easy case to make for him as the No. 1 prospect in the class. But a lot of players are right on his tail for that recognition. Arkansas State has offered Del City’s Terry Wilson, the most unique prospect in the class because of his combination of size, speed, throwing ability and elusiveness on the run. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior has had a rough season, moreso because the team hasn’t held up to preseason expectations than his own lack of success. Scott Gilkey at Broken Arrow has offers from Louisiana-Monroe and Louisville, though it’s unclear how Torre’s commitment impacts Louisville’s pursuit of Gilkey. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder has the frame and the arm to wow a coach, but he hasn’t been starting for Broken Arrow lately. Mustang’s Chandler Garrett hasn’t received an offer yet, but they’re coming. He’s right there with the first three players mentioned in terms of talent, and he’s having a more productive season than any of them. Beyond that, there are still several quarterbacks who could garner significant college attention, like Keats Calhoon at Victory Christian, Patrick McKaufman at Douglass, Micah Wilson at Lincoln Christian and Quint Scoufos at Sallisaw, as well as a few others. The running backs A popular discussion this season has been about the running backs in the junior class, and the topic of which one will ultimately be the best. Right now, Norman North’s Quan Hogan and Lone Grove’s Jeremy Lewis have offers from Tulsa. Edmond Santa Fe’s Darran Williams has been a workhorse, and has shown incredible strength, despite his 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame. And like the quarterback conversation, this list keeps going. Justice Hill at Tulsa Washington, Tyler Adkins at Tulsa Union and Jamall Shaw at Broken Arrow are already on the radar There are some who might still be hidden gems on the recruiting scene. Nick Smith at Kingfisher, Maurice Wright at Luther and Grant Martin at Harrah certainly make that list. Plenty of players at other positions will deserve notice as the recruiting process heats up for 2016. Casady defensive back Max Wariboko-Alali already has offers from UCLA, Louisville and Tulsa, while Westmoore receiver DeShawn Lookout has an Arkansas State offer. All the names mentioned to this point only scratch the surface of what stands to be an outstanding group of recruits. Our first official Super 30 for the 2016 recruiting class won’t debut until February, and narrowing it to 30 is going to be a challenge.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
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
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Pulaski Co. vs. Madison South., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Norman North at Broken Arrow, www.normansports.tv/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Seminole, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 FM 7 p.m., Edmond Santa Fe at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Frederick at Washington, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Deer Creek at Western Heights, KTOK-AM 1000 7:30 p.m., Moore at Owasso,...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Oct. 10
Oct 9, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Pulaski Co. vs. Madison South., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Norman North at Broken Arrow, www.normansports.tv/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Seminole, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 FM 7 p.m., Edmond Santa Fe at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Frederick at Washington, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Deer Creek at Western Heights, KTOK-AM 1000 7:30 p.m., Moore at Owasso, KOKC-AM 1520 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m., Washington St. at Stanford, ESPN (Cox 29) 8:30 p.m., San Diego St. at N. Mexico, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9 p.m., Fresno St. at UNLV, CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Kansas City at Baltimore, TBS (Cox 62) AUTO RACING 2 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPN2 (Cox 28) NBA PRESEASON 7:30 p.m., OKC at Dallas, NBATV (Cox 256)/WWLS-FM 98.1/AM 640 GOLF 5:30 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., SAS Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Sime Darby, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Netherlands vs. Kazakhstan, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:40 p.m., Ecuador at USA, ESPN (Cox 29) 9 p.m., Vancouver at Seattle, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Baylor at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272) 7 p.m., Kansas at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) BOXING 9 p.m., Castellanos vs. Rios, FS1 (Cox 67) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Indiana at Iowa, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Texas vs. Oklahoma, KOCO-5 (Cox 8)/KOKC-AM 1520/The Franchise 107.7 FM 11 a.m., Rice at Army, CBSS (Cox 249) 11 a.m., Florida State at Syracuse, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., La.-Monroe at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Illinois at Wisconsin, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Tulsa at Temple, ESPNews (Cox 254)/KRMG-AM 740 11 a.m., Middle Tenn. at Marshall, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Cincinnati at Miami (Fla.), FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11 a.m., Georgia at Missouri, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 11 a.m., W. Virginia at Texas Tech, FS1 (Cox 67) 11:30 a.m., Duke at Georgia Tech, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 2 p.m., Mo. Southern St. at UCO, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Boston College at N.C. State, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Oregon at UCLA, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 2:30 p.m., N. Carolina at Notre Dame, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., North Texas at UAB, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Auburn at Mississippi St., KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Louisville at Clemson, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., TCU at Baylor, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Michigan State at Purdue, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., VMI at Navy, CBSS (Cox 249) 3 p.m., Oklahoma St. at Kansas, FS1 (Cox 67)/KXXY-FM 96.1 3 p.m., Chattanooga at Tennessee, SECN (Cox 275) 5 p.m., Alabama at Arkansas, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., E. Carolina at South Florida, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Penn State at Michigan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Houston at Memphis, CBSS (Cox 249) 6:30 p.m., Charleston S. at Vanderbilt, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 6:30 p.m., LSU at Florida, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., UConn at Tulane, ESPNews (Cox 254) 7 p.m., Old Dominion at UTEP, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 8 p.m., Mississippi at Texas A&M, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:15 p.m., Air Force at Utah State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9:30 p.m., USC at Arizona, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9:30 p.m., Colorado St. at Nevada, CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., Kansas City at Baltimore, TBS (Cox 62) 7 p.m., San Francisco at St. Louis, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) AUTO RACING 5:30 a.m., Formula One, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:30 p.m., NASCAR, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) NBA PRESEASON 11 a.m., S. Antonio at Ulker Istanbul, NBATV (Cox 256) 4 p.m., Cleveland vs. Miami, ESPNews (Cox 254) 7:30 p.m., Chicago at Milwaukee, NBATV (Cox 256) 12 a.m. (Sun.), Brooklyn vs. Sacramento, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 7 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., SAS Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Sime Darby, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL 7 p.m., Dallas at Nashville, FSOK (Cox 37) AHL 7 p.m., OKC at San Antonio, KGHM-AM 1340 MOTORCYCLE 11 p.m., FIM MotoGP, FS1 (Cox 67) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Denver at N.Y. Jets, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Green Bay at Miami, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:25 p.m., Dallas at Seattle, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 7:20 p.m., N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., San Francisco at St. Louis, FS1 (Cox 67) NBA PRESEASON Noon, Detroit at Washington, NBATV (Cox 256) 8:30 p.m., Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 7:30 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., SAS Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Luxembourg vs. Spain, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Los Angeles at FC Dallas, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER Noon, Boston College at Louisville, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1 p.m., TCU at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 271) 2 p.m., Wake Forest at Duke, FSPLUS (Cox 68) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Auburn at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 1 p.m., Texas A&M at Florida, SECN (Cox 275) 1:30 p.m., Oklahoma at Iowa State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., South Carolina at Alabama, SECN (Cox 275)
THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Parkview Bapt. At Univ. Lab, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., Mustang at Norman North, KNAH-FM 99.7/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Tulsa Union at Southmoore, Cox 703/KGHM-AM 1340 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., BYU at Central Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) 6:30 p.m., Hampton at N.C. A&T, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Minnesota St. at Winona St., CBSS (Cox...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Thursday, Oct. 9
Oct 8, 2014THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Parkview Bapt. At Univ. Lab, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., Mustang at Norman North, KNAH-FM 99.7/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Tulsa Union at Southmoore, Cox 703/KGHM-AM 1340 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., BYU at Central Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) 6:30 p.m., Hampton at N.C. A&T, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Minnesota St. at Winona St., CBSS (Cox 249) NFL 7:25 p.m., Indianapolis at Houston, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) NBA PRESEASON 7 p.m., Memphis at Houston, NBATV (Cox 256) 9:30 p.m., Golden State at L.A. Lakers, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 7:30 p.m., Chicago at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) 7:30 p.m., Colorado at Minnesota, NBCSN (Cox 251) AUTO RACING 4:30 p.m., Nationwide Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, ESPN2 (Cox 28) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Sime Darby, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Slovakia vs. Spain, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7:55 p.m., Mexico vs. Honduras, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Alabama at LSU, SECN (Cox 275) FIELD HOCKEY 4 p.m., N. Carolina at Wake Forest, FSPLUS (Cox 68) VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m., Texas Tech at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Pulaski Co. vs. Madison South., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Norman North at Broken Arrow, www.normansports.tv/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Seminole, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 FM 7 p.m., Edmond Santa Fe at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Frederick at Washington, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Deer Creek at Western Heights, KTOK-AM 1000 7:30 p.m., Moore at Owasso, KOKC-AM 1520 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m., Washington St. at Stanford, ESPN (Cox 29) 8:30 p.m., San Diego St. at N. Mexico, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9 p.m., Fresno St. at UNLV, CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Kansas City at Baltimore, TBS (Cox 62) AUTO RACING 2 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPN2 (Cox 28) NBA PRESEASON 7:30 p.m., OKC at Dallas, NBATV (Cox 256)/WWLS-FM 98.1/AM 640 GOLF 5:30 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., SAS Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Sime Darby, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Netherlands vs. Kazakhstan, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:40 p.m., Ecuador at USA, ESPN (Cox 29) 9 p.m., Vancouver at Seattle, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Baylor at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272) 7 p.m., Kansas at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) BOXING 9 p.m., Castellanos vs. Rios, FS1 (Cox 67)
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
Oct 5, 2014
The quality of football games on the field every Friday night has been far more entertaining than anyone could have projected.
High schools: Class 6A split has meant more exciting games to watch
By Scott Wright | Oct 5, 2014Welcome to the new world of Class 6A football. Halfway into the first season of the 6A split, the new class has produced almost exactly what we all expected. Almost. It did nothing to threaten the Jenks-Tulsa Union stronghold — at least so far. It added travel and will limit playoff chances for good teams. But the quality of football games on the field every Friday night has been far more entertaining than anyone could have projected. Last week was probably the least exciting week of the season in 6A-I, yet we were still treated to games like Westmoore’s thrilling come-from-behind win at Edmond Santa Fe, Yukon’s upset of Edmond Memorial and Southmoore pushing No. 2 Owasso to the brink in a game the Rams won 13-9. But looking ahead to this week, the 6A-I playoff races have already begun, and we’ve only played two district games. Norman North, which is 0-2 in district play and has lost three straight, hosts Mustang on Thursday night. The winner will be in the mix for a home playoff game, while the loser will be one misstep away from elimination. Yukon had looked like a team struggling to find its footing under first-year coach Bill Young. But the upset of Memorial has the Millers right in the thick of the playoff hunt, with an even more critical game against visiting Edmond Santa Fe on Friday. And we still haven’t even discussed the biggest game of the week, Westmoore at Jenks. A rematch of the semifinals from a year ago, but with a less dominant Jenks team against an undefeated Westmoore team that just finds ways to win. Class 6A-II offers some added drama in matchups like last week’s game between Midwest City and Stillwater, or this week’s Stillwater-Lawton showdown. But the depth isn’t quite the same. After four weeks, only eight of the 15 teams in 6A-II had a record better than 1-3. Obviously, the split hasn’t been all great. Travel has increased for teams and fans, especially in the Tulsa area, where 6A-I schools now find themselves coming to OKC three or four times a season. Good 6A-I teams will be staying home for the postseason, simply because the level of competition has increased so much, and the number of playoff spots decreased. Teams that were previously playing for one of 16 playoff spots are now playing for one of eight. And teams that are trying to rebuild have an even higher wall to climb to get back into contention. For instance, Moore appears to have made notable improvement this season, yet might not win a game. A dead week in the playoffs — over Thanksgiving weekend before the championship games — will be a little odd. In general, fans seem to be mostly torn on the 6A split. It’s not perfect, but it’s not all bad, either. Whichever side you fall on, try to forget the politics on Friday night, and enjoy the show.
Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 football games in Week 5: Scott Wright Midwest City 24, Stillwater 21 Newcastle 28, Woodward 24 Shawnee 28, Skiatook 24 Laverne 44, Pond Creek-Hunter 38 Cherokee 28, Shattuck 24 Wynnewood 32, Minco 28 Westmoore 35, Edmond Santa Fe 28 Jones 24, Purcell 20 […]
High school football: Staff picks for the top 10 games of Week 5
Trent Shadid | Oct 2, 2014Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 football games in Week 5: Scott Wright Midwest City 24, Stillwater 21 Newcastle 28, Woodward 24 Shawnee 28, Skiatook 24 Laverne 44, Pond Creek-Hunter 38 Cherokee 28, Shattuck 24 Wynnewood 32, Minco 28 Westmoore 35, Edmond Santa Fe 28 Jones 24, Purcell 20 Poteau 24, Metro Christian 21 Tulsa Union 42, Norman North 28 Lock of the week: Wynnewood over Minco. Minco has done an incredible job of reloading this year to get back into the top 10, but Wynnewood has too much firepower, especially playing at home. Jacob Unruh Midwest City 21, Stillwater 18 Newcastle 28, Woodward 21 Shawnee 27, Skiatook 20 Laverne 40, Pond Creek-Hunter 38 Cherokee 48, Shattuck 38 Wynnewood 35, Minco 31 Westmoore 35, Edmond Santa Fe 34 Jones 24, Purcell 21 Poteau 26, Metro Christian 21 Tulsa Union 49, Norman North 35 Lock of the week: Shawnee over Skiatook. Last week John Jacobs returned last week and the Wolves rolled past Noble. With Jacobs in the lineup again, Skiatook has its hands full trying to slow down the dual-threat quarterback. Trent Shadid Midwest City 20, Stillwater 14 Newcastle 27, Woodward 22 Shawnee 34, Skiatook 31 Laverne 44, Pond Creek-Hunter 36 Cherokee 50, Shattuck 48 Wynnewood 30, Minco 28 Westmoore 42, Edmond Santa Fe 35 Jones 21, Purcell 20 Poteau 38, Metro Christian 35 Tulsa Union 42, Norman North 27 Lock of the week: Midwest City over Stillwater. The Pioneers’ offense has excelled this season, averaging nearly 40 points per game. But Midwest City’s defense, which has given up just 13 points the past three games combined, presents a much bigger challenge. Here are the standings after Week 4: Jacob (22-18, 3-1) Scott (21-19, 2-2) Trent (21-19, 2-2)
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
Week 5's top 10 high school football games: Midwest City-Stillwater, Woodward-Newcastle among top matchupsSep 28, 2014
Week 5 of the high school football season features multiple games between highly ranked teams, highlighted by a big Class 6A Division II showdown, with Midwest City set to visit surging Stillwater on Friday night.
Week 5's top 10 high school football games: Midwest City-Stillwater, Woodward-Newcastle among top matchups
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 28, 2014Week 5 of the high school football season features multiple games between highly ranked teams, highlighted by a big Class 6A Division II showdown, with Midwest City set to visit surging Stillwater on Friday night. Here are the top 10 games of Week 5: No. 1: Midwest City (3-1) at Stillwater (4-0) No. 2: Woodward (3-1) at Newcastle (4-0) No. 3: Shawnee (3-1) at Skiatook (4-0) No. 4: Laverne (3-0) at Pond Creek-Hunter (4-0) No. 5: Cherokee (4-0) at Shattuck (3-0) No. 6: Minco (4-0) at Wynnewood (4-0) No. 7: Westmoore (4-0) at Edmond Santa Fe (2-2) No. 8: Purcell (3-1) at Jones (3-1) No. 9: Metro Christian (3-1) at Poteau (2-2) No. 10: Norman North (2-2) at Tulsa Union (3-1)