Del City Eagles football
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|2012-08-31||vs||Tulsa East Central||F||2 - 0|
|2012-09-07||@||Norman North||L||14 - 41|
|2012-09-14||@||Midwest City||W||29 - 28|
|2012-09-20||@||Lawton MacArthur||W||41 - 18|
|2012-09-28||vs||Ardmore||W||38 - 26|
|2012-10-05||@||Altus||W||48 - 0|
|2012-10-12||vs||Capitol Hill||W||61 - 9|
|2012-10-18||vs||Chickasha||W||30 - 7|
|2012-10-26||@||Duncan||W||23 - 3|
|2012-11-02||vs||Southeast||W||53 - 0|
|2012-11-09||vs||Carl Albert||L||21 - 28|
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Del City football News
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A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Walt Williams, 72, of Abilene, Texas. The hustling outfielder played the 1965 and 1966 baseball seasons for the Tulsa Oilers, then a St. Louis Cardinals farm. Williams batted .330 both seasons. He played in the majors, mostly for the Chicago White Sox. He coached in the big leagues and managed in the minors after a...
Tributes: Walt Williams, 72, played baseball for the Tulsa Oilers
By Scott Munn | Feb 8, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Walt Williams, 72, of Abilene, Texas. The hustling outfielder played the 1965 and 1966 baseball seasons for the Tulsa Oilers, then a St. Louis Cardinals farm. Williams batted .330 both seasons. He played in the majors, mostly for the Chicago White Sox. He coached in the big leagues and managed in the minors after a playing career that included stints in Mexico and Japan. *Richard Link, 85, of Broken Arrow was an All-State basketball player at Garber High School. He went on to play sports at Central State College in Edmond, and then went into funeral services. Link owned Memorial Park cemetery in Lawrence, Kan., where the father of basketball, James Naismith, is buried. Link commissioned a statue of Naismith that currently stands at Memorial Park. Link was an avid fisherman who traveled to Alaska, Canada and Central America to drop a line. *Kathi Hoagland Beckett, 64, of Norman was a synchronized swimmer. She was also a cheerleader and homecoming queen at Claremore High School. *Buddy Fleener, 83, of Oklahoma City was a Golden Gloves boxing champion as a young man. The 37-year OG&E employee loved to coach Little League baseball. *Paul Willis, 88, of Oklahoma City was an avid runner. Owned several medals from the Redbud Classic and the Oklahoma Memorial Marathon. *Jack Curran, 89, of Lawton was a letter carrier who was a top-notch golfer and bowler. Curran won a fourball Championship Flight title in 1971. As a bowler, he maintained a 190 average well into his 70s. *Lisa Cooper, 51, of Bartlesville participated in Special Olympics. She had a collection of medals for competing in the softball throw and bowling. *Joe Heselton Jr., 63, of Edmond. Played golf for SUNY College at Plattsburgh in New York. Also played baseball as a youngster. *Frances Duke, 95, of Oklahoma City had a passion for horses. She was an accomplished rider, winning several hunter jumper events. The World War II veteran taught fencing at the college level and competed nationally and locally. *Waymon Harrison, 80, of Oklahoma City. The retired printer coached youth softball in Moore for 20 years. *Bob Nation, 83, of Oklahoma City. Served as vice president of the Del City Sports Association. *Charles Schoenfeldt, 86, of Claremore played baseball at the high school, American Legion and collegiate (Oklahoma A&M) levels. *Judy Russell Harris, 78, of Tulsa was an accomplished bowler. She played with the Tulsa Women's Bowling Association and the Professional Women's Bowling Association. Also competed in third-level dressage. *Donald Chambers, 82, of Edmond played high school baseball and had a chance to play pro ball in the minor leagues. He instead opted to join the Navy, where he was a fireman. *Jim Filson, 86, of Oklahoma City raced boats. He won a 50hp powerboat national championship in 1969. *Dr. Maggie Parks Hayes, 90, of Oklahoma City played field hockey at Oklahoma A&M. *Clarence Maune, 94, of Yukon. Played four years of high school football and baseball for the Yukon Millers. Turned down football scholarship offers to help on the family farm. A World War II veteran who participated in the Battle of the Bulge. *Richard Baker, 55, of Tahlequah was a cyclist. He rode from the West Coast to Virginia, and then Tulsa to Alaska. Also rode across Oklahoma. *Frank Cissne, 76, of Oklahoma City was a track and field standout at Northwest Classen High School. The Air Force veteran had a long career in the fitness industry. *Edward Van Buskirk, 79, Oklahoma City. Raced cars at State Fair Speedway in the 1960s. The letter carrier had a passion for OU football, sports cars and the outdoors. *Valetta Cline Templeman, 96, of Oklahoma City played golf at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club until age 91. Also liked fishing and boating at Lake Eufaula.
Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.
High school sports: College signing list
From Staff Reports | Feb 6, 2016Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.-Fort Smith) Chase Bridges, Sterling (USAO) Joe Buckendorff, Heritage Hall (Dodge City CC) Jace Christopher, Westmoore (Westminster) Brendan Ezell, Heritage Hall (Seminole) Austin Feathers, Sapulpa/Independence CC (NSU) Braidyn Fink, Westmoore (OU) Cade Fulton, Mustang (Eastern) Coy Hacker, Blanchard (Redlands) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) Tanner Long, Blanchard (NOC-Tonkawa) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Bryce Milligan, Blanchard (OCU) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Wesley O'Neill, Ponca City (NOC-Enid) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Tyler Stephens, Blanchard (Redlands) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) Brendan Yates, Putnam City West (Independence CC) Brandon Zaragoza, Westmoore (OU) Boys Basketball Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial (OU) Tre Evans, Edmond North (Old Dominion) Jakolby Long, Mustang (Iowa St.) Kellen Manek, Harrah (ORU) Dashawn McDowell, Southeast (SMU) Lindy Waters III, Norman North (OSU) Jaedon Whitfield, Boise City (OPSU) Girls Basketball London Archer, Putnam City North (La-Monroe) Lauryn Blevins, Claremore (NSU) Jamie Bonnarens, Cache (Cameron) Katy Boyles, Community Christian (USAO) Areanna Combs, Putnam City West (OSU) Alyssa Cox, Ringling (USAO) Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa (OU) Raley Farquhar, Victory Christian (OBU) Darian Hill, Harrah (USAO) Jaden Hobbs, Alva (OSU) Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North (USAO) Kelsey Johnson, Washington (UT-Arlington) Isis Lane, Putnam City North (Texas Southern) Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall (Fla. Gulf Coast) Andi Pierce, Garber (W. Illinois) Kaci Richardson, Westmoore (OBU) Alexa Scott, Norman North (ORU) Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial (Samford) Megan Shelton, Plainview (OC) Sydney Stout, Bixby (Arkansas) Aliyah White, Anadarko (OBU) Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee (Arkansas) Cross Country/Track and Field Ean Beyer, Norman North (OU) Carter Bradford, Yukon (Tulsa) Hanna Fergason, Chickasha (Pitt St.) Emily Gardiner, Southmoore (Wichita St.) Breonna Hall, Millwood (Tulsa) Matthew Leedy, Carl Albert (St. Gregory's) Daisha Reece, Norman North (Rogers St.) Rylee Rich, Marlow (OC) Daisy VanMeter, Henryetta (OBU) Morgan Williamson, Durant (SOSU) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Sherman Addi, Apache (NEO) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Jaylon Alexander, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Abe Anderson, Metro Christian (UCO) Landon Anderson, Stratford (OBU) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Joshua Arnold, Collinsville (OBU) Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley (OBU) Josh Autaubo, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Levi Bagwell, Meeker (OBU) Kelby Bailey, Anadarko (Air Force) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Roger Barcheers, Poteau (SNU) Isaac Barham, Bartlesville (NSU) Jalen Barkus, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Cade Baumann, Walters (NEO) Blake Benham, Stilwell (NWOSU) Jayden Benway, Altus (NWOSU) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Taven Birdow, Altus (Air Force) Tariq Bitson, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Marcus Brent, Tulsa Washington (NWOSU) Brendan Brown, Midwest City (UCO) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Bryan Burns, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Lonell Burris, Choctaw (NEO) Clay Burt, Liberty/NEO (South Alabama) Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Trey Cabbiness, Norman North (OBU) Brock Calfy, Temple (SWOSU) Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian (UCO) Ronald Cavers, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Brandt Chitwood, Alex (UCO) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jarviear Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sterling Claphan, Chickasha (OPSU) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Chris Cohen, Millwood (NSU) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Caleb Colvin, Owasso (NEO) Dalton Cooper, Tuttle (SWOSU) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Caleb Crites, Colcord (UCO) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Ke'Landus Culoton, Coweta (OBU) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Alec Davidson, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Worenn Davis, Midwest City (NEO) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Jackson Denny, Norman North (OBU) Bo Denny, El Reno (NWOSU) Breyden DeSpain, Oologah (Central Arkansas) Dakota Diessner, Durant/NEO (UCO) Cole Dixon, Sand Springs (NSU) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Tony Evans, El Reno (NWOSU) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Laben Fisher, Skiatook (NWOSU) Trenton Fletcher, Fox (OBU) Landon Forman, Kingfisher (NEO) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Gavin Garner, Newcastle (NWOSU) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Jace Garrison, Davis (OBU) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Daniel Glenn, Sapulpa (SOSU) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) R.J. Goodman, Midwest City (NEO) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Kavon Graham, Owasso (NEO) Qemar Gray, Bartlesville (NWOSU) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Colton Grove, Maud (OBU) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Marcheenan Hair, Lawton (NEO) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Tripp Hall, Tecumseh (OBU) Butch Hampton, Piedmont (Western Michigan) Jordan Harbin, Bixby (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jonathan Harris, Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Jacob Harrison, Seminole (SOSU) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Caleb Hash, Shawnee (NSU) Riley Hathhorn, Broken Arrow (NEO) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Jordan Hearon, Sapulpa (SOSU) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Nathan Herring, McAlester (NSU) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Zach Hill, Blanchard/UCO (SWOSU) Austin Hilton, McAlester (UCO) Braden Hobbs, Harrah (OBU) Paul Hoke, Claremore (NEO) Jarron Holbert, Davis (NEO) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Ty Hughes, Jones (UCO) Gus Hull, Tecumseh (OBU) Kelly Hunter, Duncan (SOSU) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Jaron James, Mannford (OBU) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Beau Jinkens, Kingfisher (OPSU) Tabor Johns, Hennessey (SWOSU) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Juwan Johnson, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Richard Johnson, Owasso (NSU) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Riley Julian, Marlow (SWOSU) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Buck Kelly, Haskell (NEO) Tre Knight, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Tré Lang, Haskell (NEO) Jared Lawson, Waukomis (SWOSU) Kort Lewis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Derek Loccident, Westmoore (UCO) Randy Lollis, Putnam City North (OPSU) Jared Lopes, Muskogee (UCO) Kobe Love, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Skye Lowe, Kingston (NEO) Austin Malicott, Westmoore (NWOSU) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Lane Martin, Stratford (OBU) Jake Martinez, Ada (OPSU) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Easton Maxwell, Pioneer (NWOSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Reggie Mayes Jr., Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Greg McCalister, Millwood (NEO) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Adonis McGee, Lone Grove (NEO) Noah McGraw, Deer Creek (OBU) Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove (SWOSU) Jacob McGuire, Velma-Alma (OBU) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Trent McLaughlin, McAlester (SOSU) Demarco McMichael, Elk City (NEO) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Logan Meriwether, Waynoka (NWOSU) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Lon'Trelle Miller, Tulsa Edison (NEO) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Gabe Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (UCO) Hayden Moore, Duncan (ECU) Shane Moore, Eufaula (NSU) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Jalyn Morgan, Guthrie (SWOSU) Kobe Morgan, Dewey (NSU) Lesslie Morgan, Muldrow (NSU) Trent Morris, Inola (Ottawa) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Kolton Mueggenborg, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Mason Myers, Chandler (UCO) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) Trevon Overstreet, Drumright (NSU) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Vessy Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Tyrell Paylor, Idabel (NEO) Samuel Perkins, Carnegie (SNU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Colton Piehler, Stroud (NEO) K.J. Powers, Cache (NEO) Keelan Price, Kingston (SOSU) Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Keyante Prince, Wynnewood (SOSU) Tanner Profice, Norman North (OBU) Michael Pruitt, Guthrie (NEO) JaRon Pryor, Guthrie (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Ben Raulston, Ponca City (UCO) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dake Reese, Seminole (NWOSU) Asjon Reeves, Del City (SWOSU) Tafton Reynolds, Woodward (NWOSU) Dewayne Rhodes, Luther (SWOSU) Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) Gavin Richmond, Enid (SWOSU) Mason Rickner, Chandler (NEO) Blake Riley, Purcell (OBU) Luke Ring, Duncan (OBU) Roc Robbins, Collinsville (Missouri Southern) Logan Roberson, Harrah (OU) Bryce Roberts, Mustang (New Mexico St.) Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore/NEO (Kansas) Jordan Rolin, Purcell (SWOSU) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Jake Ross, Coweta (NEO) Nick Ruffin, Millwood (NWOSU) Sam Ruhl, Ardmore (UCO) Terrence Rushing, Tipton (NEO) Newton Salisbury, Collinsville/NEO (Fla. International) Demond Sampson, Owasso (NEO) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Cooper Savage, Chisholm (OPSU) Dawson Schick, Oklahoma Christian (NEO) Aliik Sezer, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Shaw, Lawton (UCO) Justice Sills, Jay (NEO) Clayton Sims, Deer Creek (NEO) Tyler Skeen, Wagoner (NSU) Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Trystan Slinker, Cache (SNU) Jasper Smiley, Tecumseh (OPSU) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Jake Standlee, Meeker (UCO) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Tyler Stovall, Kingston (SOSU) Isaiah Strayhorn, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Garrett Sullins, Cache (SNU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) D.J. Taylor, Yukon (OBU) Marcus Taylor, Lawton MacArthur (NSU) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Corey Tipsword, Norman North (UCO) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Kyle Townsend, Harrah (OBU) Ray Trent, Sulphur (ECU) Jaden Valles, Hooker (NEO) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Hunter Voss, McGuinness (SNU) O.J. Walker, Ardmore (SOSU) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Braden Ward, Sapulpa (OBU) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Colin Watford, Prague (SWOSU) Ty Watkins, Westmoore/NEO (Middle Tenn. St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Cortland Weaver, Tulsa Union (OBU) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) K.J. Wells, Idabel (NEO) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Anthony Wilkinson, Broken Arrow/NEO (UCO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Williams, Putnam City (UCO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Jacob Williams, Midwest City (SWOSU) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) Michael Willis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Jeremiah Wilson, Del City (Langston) Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian (Missouri) Sam Wilson, Jenks (Harding) Terry Wilson, Del City (Oregon) Shiloh Windsor, Ada (Wyoming) Jackson Winrow, Shawnee (Vanderbilt) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Witherspoon, Moore (NEO) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Connor Wood, Owass/NEO (Central Arkansas) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Antwan Woods, Jenks (NEO) Keeyante Woods, Lawton (NEO) Maurice Wright, Luther (NWOSU) Jaylen Yackeyonny, Cache (NEO) Stephen Youmans, Lawton (NSU) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher (Arkansas) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Brittany Boles, Marlow (Murray St.) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale (ORU) Ashlea Mahan, Southmoore (SW Christian) Savannah Moody, Eufaula (OCU) Ashton Nemecek, Purcell (OC) Emilee Rigsby, Fort Gibson (NSU) Heidi Stafford, Eufaula (SNU) Sydney Youngblood, Durant (OU) Lacrosse Christian Cherry, Edmond North (Colorado Mesa) Boys Soccer Lamar Batista, Heritage Hall (UC-Santa Barbara) Billy Culhane, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Nick Noble, Deer Creek (OCU) Parker Noble, Deer Creek (ORU) Matthew Puig, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Ty Tregoning, Metro Christian (OCU) Miguel Vargas, Putnam City North (SW Baptist) Girls Soccer Rebeka Abrego, Bethany (SNU) Chandler Bradley, Deer Creek (Rose St.) Grace Brennan, Edmond North (Kansas St.) Shelby Brewster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Tesia Brzozowske, Edmond Santa Fe (Cowley CC) Kelsey Bumgarner, Mustang (OBU) Hannah Burks, Elk City (NSU) Mackenzie Coupens, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kylie Cunningham, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Nichola de Angeli, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Madison Donihoo, Mustang (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Dye, Sand Springs (NSU) Lexi Fowler, Norman (SWOSU) Aundria Gill, Broken Arrow (NSU) Allie Gordon, Westmoore (USAO) Katie Green, Broken Arrow (NSU) Julia Grimes, Piedmont (USAO) Lara Haring-Lovett, Norman (OBU) Lauren Haivala, Deer Creek (OU) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Audra Keeling, Tulsa Kelley (Arkansas) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Jade Orange, Deer Creek (Arkansas) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Taylor Reed, Deer Creek (ORU) Ivanna Rivas, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Lauren Smitherman, Heritage Hall (Illinois) Brooklynn Speis, Carl Albert (Louisiana Tech) Jordyn Thomas, Edmond Santa Fe (Rose St.) Meagan Unruh, Southmoore (USAO) Softball Mason Andrews, Westmoore (Crowder) Ashton Birtchfield, Rattan (NSU) Shea Coats, Tuttle/OC (OSU) Sierra Crick, Moore (NSU) Allison Curry, Southmore (USAO) Taylor Darst, Kingfisher (Southwestern, Kan.) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Ashley Easlon, Northwest Classen (SW Christian) Jourdan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Allie Foster, Turner (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Brianna Glass, Tuttle (Mid-America Chr.) Carsyn Goucher, Bridge Creek (Mid-America Chr.) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kaytlyn Kizarr, Marlow (Cameron) Kori Lacy, Edmond Santa Fe (Ottawa) Allison LeClaire, Newcastle (USAO) Winslow Lybrand, Bethany (Eastern) Abby Martin, Choctaw (USAO) Halle Melone, Moore (Southern Miss) Erika Mercer, Putnam City West (Seminole) Stella Millican, Sand Springs (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Monson, Bethany (Mid-America Chr.) Corrie Moore, Marlow (Mid-America Chr.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Haley Pomplun, Choctaw (Seminole) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Cassadie Ray, Piedmont (NOC-Enid) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Paige Russell, Choctaw (Seminole) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (Mid-America Chr.) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Kassidy Scott, Piedmont (Texas Tech) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) Allyssa Sievert, Choctaw (Rose St.) Logan Simunek, Piedmont (OSU) Bria Smith, Edmond Santa Fe (Grambling) McKenzie Smith, Westmoore (Murray St.) Bailey Stecker, Carl Albert (St. Louis) Callie Taylor, Glenpool (NSU) Rylee Turnam, Harrah (NOC-Tonkawa) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) Jordan Wharton, Luther (NEO) Logan White, Chelsea (NSU) Jakayla Whitney, Choctaw (NOC-Tonkawa) Mikayla Whitten, Bethel (Tulsa) Madi Withrow, Seminole (Arkansas Tech) Cheyenne Woodward, Mustang (SNU) Makayla Workman, Newcastle (USAO) Swimming Rylee Linhardt, Edmond North (Rice) Madie Sarantakos, Norman North (Georgia Southern) Natalie Vorel, Edmond Memorial (Minnesota St.) Boys Tennis Chase Brill, Edmond Memorial (Washburn) Girls Tennis Rylee Tucker, Edmond North (Neb.-Omaha) Volleyball Hannah Rose Frohling, Edmond North (Pepperdine) Sydney Meget, Southmoore (Cowley CC) Madison Pearson, Edmond North (Chicago) Wrestling Montorie Bridges, Altus (Wyoming) Josh Copeland, Harrah (Duke) Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (OU) Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (UCO) Ashraf Mohamad, Edmond North (Ozarks) Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (UCO) Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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Feb 5, 2016
DEL CITY — When Jack Fried heard the news that Bob Kalsu was fighting, he wasn't surprised. The two had known each other since fifth grade. They'd grown close as members of the same Little League baseball team, which Kalsu's father, Frank, coached. They remained friends in their time at Del City High School in the early ‘60s, where Fried and Kalsu played varsity football together and penned...
Bob Kalsu honored in Del City for service in Vietnam
By Christian Clark email@example.com | Feb 5, 2016DEL CITY — When Jack Fried heard the news that Bob Kalsu was fighting, he wasn't surprised. The two had known each other since fifth grade. They'd grown close as members of the same Little League baseball team, which Kalsu's father, Frank, coached. They remained friends in their time at Del City High School in the early ‘60s, where Fried and Kalsu played varsity football together and penned write-ups about local games for the school's student paper, The Eagle Eye, in their spare time. Kalsu was as fearless on the field as he was kind and grounded off it. So when Fried learned that Kalsu was on the ground in Vietnam in 1969 instead of biding his time as a reserve — staying out of the line of fire as many professional athletes did at the time — he wasn't surprised. It didn't matter that Kalsu was fresh off a season in which the Buffalo Bills had voted him the team's top rookie. Kalsu, who went through ROTC at Oklahoma, was more concerned that he had a commitment to honor. Eight months in, Kalsu died in battle, becoming the first and only professional athlete to fall in the Vietnam War. On Friday, Del City honored Kalsu's memory by renaming its post office at 4500 SE 28th Street the James Robert Kalsu Post Office Building. Fried was one of about 100 people at the ceremony to celebrate Kalsu's life. “He knew what he believed in,” said Fried, 71, who works as a Del City attorney. “He knew who he was. At that age, everybody doesn't know who they are. Bob was very secure in himself.” Kalsu was a three-sport star at Del City, a football, basketball and baseball player, seemingly capable of anything on the field. He started on Del City's offensive line but also punted and kicked off. Once in high school, Fried remembered, Del City's wrestling coach asked Kalsu to take on the school's best two heavyweights. “He pinned them both,” Fried said. “The wrestling coach wanted him to come out for wrestling. I asked him, ‘Are you going out?' He said, ‘No, I'm going to play basketball.' He had that ability.” After graduating from Del City in 1963, Kalsu took a football scholarship at Oklahoma. As a senior, he earned All-America honors as the left tackle on the Sooners' 10-1 team that beat Tennessee in the Orange Bowl. The Bills picked Kalsu in the spring of 1968 in the eighth round. By November 1969, he was on the ground in Vietnam fighting. His wife Jan, year-old daughter Jill and a soon-to-be born son were in the United States. Kalsu was killed on July 21, 1970, at Firebase Ripcord in South Vietnam. Two days later, his son, James Robert Kalsu Jr., was born. Bob Jr., and Jill would never get to know their father, instead relying on pictures, recordings and anecdotes from others to learn about him. Both were in attendance Friday, along with all nine of Kalsu's grandchildren, greeting friends and family as men dressed in suits wheeled in extra rows of chairs to accommodate the larger-than-expected crowd. “It's gotten easier over time,” said Bob Jr., who works in the Oklahoma City area as an attorney. “You still have feelings you have harbored. For me, it's kind of changed a little bit. Before, I used to feel sorry for myself not having a father growing up. As I've gotten older and had my own kids, I'm kind of sad for my dad. He hasn't gotten to see his kids grow up and his grandkids and what he's missed out on as well.” Time has dulled Bob Jr., and Jill's loss, but it has not erased it. Forty-six years haven't taken the pain away, Jan said, but they've helped to shed light on his decision to fight in Vietnam. “There's a sadness,” Jill said. “There's a yearning to be with him. But we know his love of his country.” Fried said, "He was a man of his word." Three years before Kalsu honored his ROTC commitment and left for Vietnam, Fried said he remembered bumping into him at a local high school football game. Kalsu was a junior at Oklahoma then, relaxing on the team's week off before the Sooners played Big Eight rival Texas. Somehow the big game came up in conversation. Oklahoma hadn't beat Texas in its last eight tries. Fried pressed Kalsu about the Sooners' chances. “I asked him, ‘What do you think?,'” Fried recalled. “He said, ‘We're going to win it.' And they did. "That's the type of person he was.”
Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.
College Signing List
From Staff Reports | Feb 3, 2016Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.-Fort Smith) Chase Bridges, Sterling (USAO) Joe Buckendorff, Heritage Hall (Dodge City CC) Jace Christopher, Westmoore (Westminster) Brendan Ezell, Heritage Hall (Seminole) Austin Feathers, Sapulpa/Independence CC (NSU) Braidyn Fink, Westmoore (OU) Cade Fulton, Mustang (Eastern) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) Brandon Zaragoza, Westmoore (OU) Boys Basketball Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial (OU) Tre Evans, Edmond North (Old Dominion) Jakolby Long, Mustang (Iowa St.) Kellen Manek, Harrah (ORU) Dashawn McDowell, Southeast (SMU) Lindy Waters III, Norman North (OSU) Girls Basketball London Archer, Putnam City North (La-Monroe) Lauryn Blevins, Claremore (NSU) Jamie Bonnarens, Cache (Cameron) Katy Boyles, Community Christian (USAO) Areanna Combs, Putnam City West (OSU) Alyssa Cox, Ringling (USAO) Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa (OU) Raley Farquhar, Victory Christian (OBU) Darian Hill, Harrah (USAO) Jaden Hobbs, Alva (OSU) Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North (USAO) Kelsey Johnson, Washington (UT-Arlington) Isis Lane, Putnam City North (Texas Southern) Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall (Fla. Gulf Coast) Andi Pierce, Garber (W. Illinois) Kaci Richardson, Westmoore (OBU) Alexa Scott, Norman North (ORU) Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial (Samford) Megan Shelton, Plainview (OC) Sydney Stout, Bixby (Arkansas) Aliyah White, Anadarko (OBU) Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee (Arkansas) Cross Country/Track and Field Ean Beyer, Norman North (OU) Hanna Fergason, Chickasha (Pitt St.) Emily Gardiner, Southmoore (Wichita St.) Breonna Hall, Millwood (Tulsa) Matthew Leedy, Carl Albert (St. Gregory's) Daisha Reece, Norman North (Rogers St.) Rylee Rich, Marlow (OC) Daisy VanMeter, Henryetta (OBU) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jay Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Sylvester Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) Roc Robbins, Collinsville (Missouri Southern) Logan Roberson, Harrah (OU) Bryce Roberts, Mustang (New Mexico St.) Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore/NEO (Kansas) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) Jeremiah Wilson, Del City (Langston) Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian (Missouri) Sam Wilson, Jenks (Harding) Terry Wilson, Del City (Oregon) Shiloh Windsor, Ada (Wyoming) Jackson Winrow, Shawnee (Wyoming) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) Ashlea Mahan, Southmoore (SW Christian) Savannah Moody, Eufaula (OCU) Ashton Nemecek, Purcell (OC) Emilee Rigsby, Fort Gibson (NSU) Heidi Stafford, Eufaula (SNU) Sydney Youngblood, Durant (OU) Lacrosse Christian Cherry, Edmond North (Colorado Mesa) Boys Soccer Lamar Batista, Heritage Hall (UC-Santa Barbara) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Girls Soccer Rebeka Abrego, Bethany (SNU) Chandler Bradley, Deer Creek (Rose St.) Grace Brennan, Edmond North (Kansas St.) Shelby Brewster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Tesia Brzozowske, Edmond Santa Fe (Cowley CC) Kelsey Bumgarner, Mustang (OBU) Hannah Burks, Elk City (NSU) Nichola de Angeli, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Madison Donihoo, Mustang (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Dye, Sand Springs (NSU) Lexi Fowler, Norman (SWOSU) Aundria Gill, Broken Arrow (NSU) Allie Gordon, Westmoore (USAO) Katie Green, Broken Arrow (NSU) Julia Grimes, Piedmont (USAO) Lara Haring-Lovett, Norman (OBU) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Ivanna Riva, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Lauren Smitherman, Heritage Hall (Illinois) Brooklynn Speis, Carl Albert (Louisiana Tech) Jordyn Thomas, Edmond Santa Fe (Rose St.) Meagan Unruh, Southmoore (USAO) Softball Mason Andrews, Westmoore (Crowder) Ashton Birtchfield, Rattan (NSU) Shea Coats, Tuttle/OC (OSU) Sierra Crick, Moore (NSU) Allison Curry, Southmore (USAO) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Jordan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kori Laci, Edmond Santa Fe (Ottawa) Allison LeClaire, Newcastle (USAO) Winslow Lybrand, Bethany (Eastern) Abby Martin, Choctaw (USAO) Halle Melone, Moore (Southern Miss) Erika Mercer, Putnam City West (Seminole) Stella Millican, Sand Springs (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Monson, Bethany (Mid-America Chr.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (ECU) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) Logan Simunek, Piedmont (OSU) Bria Smith, Edmond Santa Fe (Grambling) McKenzie Smith, Westmoore (Murray St.) Bailey Stecker, Carl Albert (St. Louis) Callie Taylor, Glenpool (NSU) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) Logan White, Chelsea (NSU) Mikayla Whitten, Bethel (Tulsa) Madi Withrow, Seminole (Arkansas Tech) Cheyenne Woodward, Mustang (SNU) Makayla Workman, Newcastle (USAO) Swimming Rylee Linhardt, Edmond North (Rice) Madie Sarantakos, Norman North (Georgia Southern) Natalie Vorel, Edmond Memorial (Minnesota St.) Boys Tennis Chase Brill, Edmond Memorial (Washburn) Girls Tennis Rylee Tucker, Edmond North (Neb.-Omaha) Volleyball Hannah Rose Frohling, Edmond North (Pepperdine) Sydney Meget, Southmoore (Cowley CC) Madison Pearson, Edmond North (Chicago) Wrestling Josh Copeland, Harrah (Duke) Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (OU) Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (UCO) Ashraf Mohamad, Edmond North (Ozarks) Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (UCO) Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? Email the athlete's name, sport, high school and college to Scott Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Coats Jr. and Jaylon Bowden grew up together and consider each other family. Their fathers Mike Coats and Joe Bowden played together at Oklahoma, becoming best friends.
Recruiting notebook: Sons of former OU linebackers Coats, Bowden joining up at Lamar
By Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright and Jason Kersey | Feb 3, 2016EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe linebacker Mike Coats Jr. tweeted his commitment to Lamar on Jan. 16. A few minutes later, so did Jaylon Bowden, a Blinn College (Texas) defensive back. It certainly wasn't a coincidence. Coats and Bowden grew up together and consider each other family. Their fathers Mike Coats and Joe Bowden played together at Oklahoma, becoming best friends. “We didn't plan it at all,” Mike Coats Jr. said. “It's been a dream. We always said it would be cool when we were little.” Coats was on The Oklahoman's Big All-City team after recording 104 tackles, a sack and an interception last season. He will also play for former OU center Chuck Langston, who is now Lamar's offensive coordinator. But nothing will top playing with Bowden. “It's kinda like life going in a complete circle,” the elder Coats said. “It's special because a lot of other friends and former Sooners we've talked about that. It's been a blessing for our family and Joe's family to be able to come back together and be able to share that for the next five years.” Another Edmond Santa Fe linebacker, Dillon Hall, signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, returning to the town he called home until a couple years ago. Hall didn't base his decision on being able to return to Miami, OK. But it certainly played a small factor. “I had some options, but I felt NEO was best,” Hall said. “My dad went there, and he really enjoyed it. I love Miami. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited to go back. But I think my best opportunity lies there, and if I go there and do good I think I have great things ahead of me.” Hall moved from Miami to Edmond before his junior season. He was joined by four teammates in signing with NEO — offensive linemen Jacob Goss, defensive back Charles Gaines, defensive lineman Diamen House and star running back Darran Williams. GARRETT FOLLOWING MUSTANG COACH'S PATH TO WYOMING Two-and-a-half years ago, Mustang's Chandler Garrett stood in a room at coach Jeremy Dombek's home surrounded by Wyoming football memorabilia. Now Garrett is about to be immersed in Wyoming football once again, only this time as a player, following in his coach's footsteps. “It's really ironic, because he was No. 11 and I'm No. 11,” the 6-5, 210-pound Garrett said Wednesday after signing his letter of intent with the Cowboys. “He played at Nebraska , and I'll play there in my second game. There are a lot of cool things like that. I think it's definitely where I'm supposed to be.” Much of the Wyoming coaching staff, led by Craig Bohl, was at North Dakota State when it began its run of Division I FCS national titles. While there, Bohl's staff recruited Carson Wentz, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound quarterback who is being speculated as a potential a top-five pick in this year's NFL Draft. “That coaching staff, they know what they're doing,” Dombek said. “They've sold out to recruiting Oklahoma kids. They like big, physical, tough quarterbacks. “It's a good fit. They think Chandler's a competitor, and they wanted him from the get-go.” Along with Garrett, tight end Bryce Roberts signed with New Mexico State and safety Kiante Miles signed with Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. HERITAGE HALL'S MCDANIEL, LOVE FIND IDEAL FITS Heritage Hall star Tevin McDaniel already has a date circled on his calendar two seasons into his college career at Air Force. Sept. 16, 2017, a game in the Big House against Michigan. “It's not like we're playing other teams,” McDaniel said. “These are teams that compete for national championships and we get to go play them.” McDaniel signed a Certificate of Intent with the Air Force Academy on Wednesday, pledging to join the academy that has hit Oklahoma hard this recruiting season. He was joined Wednesday by Altus star Taven Birdow, Edmond Memorial linebacker Zeke Mammen and John Marshall quarterback Lenard Leviston III. “There's a lot of good places elsewhere, but you look at Air Force and you think benefits,” McDaniel said. But when he first approached his mom Kartina about committing, she wasn't having it. “My initial thought was no way,” she said. “I'm not from a military family. My husband has some members in his family. Man, after the first time going up there, though, being part of the facility and understanding more of what the academy is offering all of those fears went out of my mind.” McDaniel said he wants to be a physical therapist and will major in behavioral sciences. He was especially excited to hear Birdow had signed Wednesday, which could lead to a powerful backfield with the duo that made The Oklahoman's All-State team. “From what I've heard, the dude is an animal on the football field,” McDaniel said. “I can't wait to get down there and get practicing to see what we can do together.” All Heritage Hall running back Terrell Love needed was a visit to Texas Southern's campus in Houston to seal the deal. The powerful senior known as “Tank,” did that last week, met his father's former Langston coach and reaffirmed his commitment to the university. “It played a little role,” Love said about his father, Terrell, playing for offensive line coach John Montgomery. “It was pretty cool I could play for someone who coached my dad. There's some trust between them. They still talk to this day. It's cool to think I'll be able to do that.” The 5-foot-10, 225-pound Love rushed for 1,670 yards and 31 touchdowns last season while helping the Chargers win a second straight state championship. He finished his career fourth on the school's all-time scoring list, behind Wes Welker, Barry J. Sanders and Sterling Shepard. NORMAN NORTH'S HOGAN WAITING TO SIGN Norman North running back Quan Hogan did not sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, choosing to wait until after his upcoming visit to Southeast Missouri State to make a decision. Hogan, a two-star prospect according to Rivals.com, held offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Ohio, Tulsa and Wyoming, but those schools' classes filled up while Hogan waited to make a commitment. He recently picked up the offer from Southeast Missouri State, Timberwolves coach Brent Barnes said, and is setting up a visit there soon. Hogan — ranked No. 26 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list — rushed for 1,309 yards and 28 touchdowns last season for the Timberwolves, and finished his high school career with 5,046 yards from scrimmage with 65 total touchdowns. DEL CITY'S TERRY WILSON SEALS THE DEAL WITH OREGON About six weeks after he made it sort-of-official, Del City's Terry Wilson made it officially official. And next month, it'll be real life. The Eagles' quarterback signed a non-binding financial aid agreement with Oregon in December, but he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, alongside five of his teammates who signed with other college football programs. Wilson is on track to complete his high school coursework in the next couple of weeks, and he'll enroll at Oregon for the start of their spring term in March to take part in spring practice. “This seals the deal,” Wilson said. “I'll be in Oregon next month. I can't wait to get up there, try to get up the depth chart and possibly get on the field next year.” In addition to Wilson, Walter Watson signed with Missouri State, Sean Talley signed with Emporia State, Jeremiah Wilson and Percy Craig signed with Langston and Asjon Reeves signed with Southwestern Oklahoma State. Over their four-year high school careers, those players helped Del City reach the playoffs each season. “I feel like we left a legacy here,” Watson said. “The four years we were here, we really did big stuff, the whole 2016 class that we had here.”
DEL CITY — About six weeks after he made it sort-of-official, Del City’s Terry Wilson made it officially official. And next month, it’ll be real life. The Eagles’ quarterback signed a non-binding financial aid agreement with Oregon in December, but he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, alongside five of his teammates who signed with other college football programs. Wilson is on...
Six Del City players sign, led by Terry Wilson to Oregon
scott wright | Feb 3, 2016DEL CITY — About six weeks after he made it sort-of-official, Del City’s Terry Wilson made it officially official. And next month, it’ll be real life. The Eagles’ quarterback signed a non-binding financial aid agreement with Oregon in December, but he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, alongside five of his teammates who signed with other college football programs. Wilson is on track to complete his high school coursework in the next couple of weeks, and he’ll enroll at Oregon for the start of their spring term in March to take part in spring practice. “This seals the deal,” Wilson said. “I’ll be in Oregon next month. I can’t wait to get up there, try to get up the depth chart and possibly get on the field next year.” In addition to Wilson, Walter Watson signed with Missouri State, Sean Talley signed with Emporia State, Jeremiah Wilson and Percy Craig signed with Langston and Asjon Reeves signed with Southwestern Oklahoma State. Over their four-year high school careers, those players helped Del City reach the playoffs each season. “I feel like we left a legacy here,” Watson said. “The four years we were here, we really did big stuff, the whole 2016 class that we had here.”
Jan 31, 2016
Signing day is Wednesday, and plenty of Oklahoma recruits are undecided where they want to play college football.
The Oklahoman's Super 30: State's top two prospects still uncommitted
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jan 31, 2016National Signing Day for high school football players is Wednesday, and with more than 60 Oklahoma players holding Division I scholarship offers, it looks to be one of the busiest signing days the state has seen. Here is The Oklahoman's fifth and final edition of the Super 30 recruit rankings for the class of 2016: 1. Tramonda Moore, OL, John Marshall, 6-5, 350 Likely to announce his decision on signing day, Moore is looking hardest at OU and OSU, with Alabama and maybe a couple others still in the picture as well. 2. Calvin Bundage, DB, Edmond Santa Fe, 6-3, 200 Bundage has taken all of his visits and said his top five — OSU, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan and Oregon — but Arkansas also remains heavily involved. 3. Terry Wilson, QB, Del City, 6-3, 190 Wilson signed a financial aid agreement with the Ducks in December and plans to enroll when their spring semester begins in March. 4. Joshua Jacobs, RB, Tulsa McLain, 5-10, 200 The most intriguing prospect on this list the last month, Jacobs exploded after rushing for 2,700 yards as a senior. He has offers from OU, Alabama, Missouri and a few others, and was expected to make trips to Missouri and Alabama over the weekend. 5. Tyler Brown, OL, Lexington, 6-6, 315 The former TCU commitment remains firmly committed to OSU, a place he said he prefers due to having friends already there attending school. 6. Jon-Michael Terry, LB, Victory Christian, 6-4, 240 OU was the first to offer him nearly a year ago, and he promptly committed. His prospects for early playing time are intriguing with the Sooners' vacancies at LB. 7. Dillon Stoner, WR, Jenks, 6-0; 180 A player who simply made plays on offense, defense or special teams, Stoner could excel once he's locked into one role on the Cowboys' receiving corps. 8. Logan Roberson, OL, Harrah, 6-5, 320 Roberson signed a financial aid agreement with OU in December and has already enrolled in Norman, looking to make an early impact up front. 9. Micah Wilson, QB, Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 A long-time Boise State commitment, Wilson recently flipped to Missouri, where his father, Curtis, played in the 1980s. 10. Justice Hill, RB, Tulsa Washington, 5-10, 180 OSU snagged Hill early, and held onto him, despite pursuit from Houston and others. His versatile style is well-suited for the Cowboys' offense. 11. Noah Jones, DE, Southmoore, 6-5, 250 His powerful lower body makes the Texas Tech commit an intriguing prospect once he gets to Lubbock. 12. Austin Quillen, DB, Jenks, 6-0, 190 A linebacker at Jenks, Quillen shifts to a more natural defensive back spot at Vanderbilt. Also had offers from Iowa, Arizona, Washington State and others. 13. Jeremy Lewis, RB, Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 Decommitted from Arkansas State last month and says he's looking hardest at Nebraska, Memphis and Tulsa as he takes his decision down to the wire. 14. Rowdy Frederick, OL, Broken Arrow, 6-5, 325 The big man remains committed to Tulsa, where he was scheduled to visit over the weekend. 15. Jimmy McKinney, LB, Oologah, 6-1, 230 Ideally built to be a middle linebacker, McKinney is Kansas State's only Okie commit in this year's class. 16. Dae Williams, RB, Sapulpa, 6-2, 230 The big, powerful back turned heads with a strong senior season, and ultimately flipped his commitment from SMU to Louisville. 17. Kyle Mayberry, DB, Tulsa Washington, 5-11, 170 Opponents avoided him much of the season, and he could have a chance for early playing time at Kansas. 18. Jace Webb, OL, Hollis, 6-4, 310 A powerful run blocker in the Hollis offense that keeps the ball almost exclusively on the ground, but his athleticism will help him adapt to pass blocking at Wyoming. 19. Alex Criddle, OL/DL, Tulsa Edison, 6-4, 310 Previously committed to Tulane, Criddle flipped to Purdue in December. 20. Jackson Winrow, WR, Shawnee, 6-2, 180 Winrow makes his debut on the list after a breakout senior season with more than 1,000 yards and 12 TDs. He recently committed to Vanderbilt after an official visit to Nashville. 21. Jordan Brown, WR, Stillwater, 6-3, 195 Brown remains committed to Tulsa despite offers from Arkansas State, Navy, Southern Mississippi, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech and Wyoming. 22. Rico Bussey, WR, Lawton Eisenhower, 6-1, 170 The playmaker recently became Oklahoma-native Seth Littrell's first Oklahoma commitment at North Texas since he took the job. 23. Chandler Garrett, QB, Mustang, 6-5, 210 One of three Oklahoma players committed to Wyoming, Garrett is currently the only quarterback in the Cowboys' signing class. 24. Taven Birdow, RB, Altus, 6-1, 215 The Oklahoman's All-State Offensive Player of the Year has narrowed his choices down to Air Force and Navy. 25. Blake Williams, TE, Mustang, 6-5, 225 Sidelined much of his career by illness, Williams earned offers from North Carolina and Illinois, while drawing attention from several other schools this season. 26. Quan Hogan, RB, Norman North, 6-1, 220 Hogan has mostly remained quiet about his recruiting, though he quit basketball to focus on getting prepared for the future. Has offers from Tulsa, Ohio, Wyoming, Arkansas State and Colorado State. 27. K.J. Wells, ATH, Idabel, 6-4, 185 A prolific playmaker, Wells had verbally committed to Wyoming over seven other Division I offers — including OSU and TCU — but recently switched to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. 28. Chandler Anthony, OL, Tuttle, 6-7, 285 After missing his junior season with an injury, Anthony returned and garnered five Division I offers. He recently committed to Illinois State. 29. T.J. Fiailoa, OL, Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 The Highlanders' leader verbally committed to Louisiana-Monroe on Friday, choosing the Warhawks over Arkansas State, North Texas, Stephen F. Austin and Utah State. 30. Nyc Burns, QB, Berryhill, 6-5, 180 Burns burst onto the scene this season — his only as a starting quarterback — and plans to be a preferred walk-on at OSU, turning down multiple Division I scholarship offers.
Jan 30, 2016
With National Signing Day fast approaching, high school players have been making their college decisions at a rapid rate lately.
High school notebook: Mustang's Roberts, Del City's Talley announce college choices
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jan 30, 2016With National Signing Day fast approaching, high school players have been making their college decisions at a rapid rate lately. After taking official visits to Rhode Island and New Mexico State, Mustang tight end Bryce Roberts settled on the latter to continue his football career. And Del City receiver Sean Talley has committed to Emporia State in Kansas. Roberts, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound senior, is a prototypical tight end with the ability to be used as a pass-catcher or blocker. Talley, 6 feet, 180 pounds, has a good mix of speed and elusiveness. He joins Emporia State as it is coming off its best season in school history, reaching the Division II quarterfinals, with several Oklahomans playing key roles. DEER CREEK'S KADEN POLCOVICH COMMITS TO OU BASEBALL Deer Creek infielder Kaden Polcovich grew up a Florida fan, but he recently found a better fit for his future. The junior switch-hitting middle infielder verbally committed to play baseball at Oklahoma this week. “It just felt right,” Polcovich said. “I love the coaching staff and all of the improvements they're making. I saw a place I could come in right away and help the program.” Polcovich's parents Kevin and Lisa were both athletes at Florida. Kevin played baseball and was drafted in the 30th round of the MLB Draft in 1992. He played 165 games over two seasons with Pittsburgh. Kaden said he's ready to take the next step to follow his father. “It's really awesome because I have someone to look up to and teach me the game the right way,” he said. “That's really what I want to do is make him proud and also do it for myself because that's a dream of mine.” Lisa played volleyball for the Gators and is now Deer Creek's volleyball coach. Kaden had a strong sophomore season in which he batted .306 with three home runs, eight doubles, two triples and 24 RBIs. He also had interest from Arizona and West Virginia. NFHS NAMES STATE, REGIONAL COACHING AWARDS The National Federation of State High School Associations recently announced the 2015 Coach of the Year Award winners for Oklahoma and regionally. The coach of the year awards are given for appreciation of outstanding service and unselfish devotion to interscholastic activities. The regional awards are part of Section 6 Awards. The Southwest Section is made up of Oklahoman, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico. Seven state award winners also won regional awards. They are: Baseball: Todd Boyer, Shawnee; Boys soccer: Zach Stephens, Deer Creek; Boys cross country: Jim Coleman, Chisholm; Boys tennis: Brian Bogert, Heritage Hall; Girls tennis: Ronnie Acebo, Jenks; Girls swimming: Chad Englehart, Bartlesville; Girls basketball: Totsy Manning, Deer Creek The additional state winnners: Boys basketball: Bruce Harrington, Lawton Eisenhower; Football: Jared McCoy, Metro Christian; Wrestling: Weston Harding, Collinsville; Spirit: Jill Folsom, Newcastle; Girls golf: Mike Gowens, Purcell; Boys golf: Kelly Parsons, Shawnee; Volleyball: Tanna Smith, Jenks; Softball: Lindsey Mudgett, Choctaw; Girls cross country: Matthew Appleman, Marietta; Boys track and field: Steve Hickman, Cherokee; Girls track and field: Scott Reed, Vinita; Girls soccer: Michael Wilson, Glenpool.
Jan 27, 2016
Jacobs is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back with speed, power and elusiveness. He played quarterback for McLain this past season, but that was mostly just a title, because he was the guy taking the snap from center.
Prep Parade: Joshua Jacobs is an 11th-hour recruiting name to know
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Jan 27, 2016National Signing Day for football players is Wednesday, less than a week away, and at this point in the process, you don't see a lot of new scholarship offers going out to seniors. Most of that has been done by now, and college coaches are just making their final pitches to uncommitted kids. But Tulsa McLain running back prospect Joshua Jacobs is one of the exceptions to that rule. Jacobs' recruiting has exploded in recent weeks, most notably with Oklahoma and Missouri offering him on Tuesday. Oklahoma State brought him up for a visit last weekend and Alabama has been sniffing around. Jacobs is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back with speed, power and elusiveness. He played quarterback for McLain this past season, but that was mostly just a title, because he was the guy taking the snap from center. It was more of a full-time Wildcat offense, designed to put the ball in Jacobs' hands and letting him work his magic. In doing so, he turned in a spectacular season, rushing for 2,704 — second-most in the state in any class — with 31 touchdowns on just 179 carries, for an average of 15.1 per rush. As a high school player, he was a virtual unknown across the state in September. From a recruiting perspective, he didn't really begin to emerge until late November. But over the next six days, recruiting followers will want to keep an eye on him, and if you haven't seen his highlight reel, it's worth a Google. COACHING CAROUSEL BEGINNING TO TURN? Most football teams have been finished for more than two months now, and it's been relatively quiet on the coaching change front. Last year, it was the big-school ranks of Class 6A Division I that saw some of the more notable coaching changes, at places like Norman North, Edmond Santa Fe, Yukon and Putnam City. So far, Class 5A looks to be the intriguing class to watch this offseason. Del City is the biggest local opening out there, following Nick Warehime's resignation last month. The Eagles are losing a couple of Division I players in quarterback Terry Wilson and lineman Walter Watson, but there is some young talent in the stable. There are two other job openings that become more interesting because both schools were in 6A-II last fall, but will be dropping down to 5A for the next two years. Lawton Eisenhower has been open since mid-November, and Claremore came open three weeks ago. Both jobs should draw good applicants, considering the schools have had solid athletic success, and should be playoff contenders at the 5A level. Lawton Ike has been mired in 6A for a while, but Claremore won 17 games in 2012-13 the last time it was a 5A program. YUKON CELEBRATING ‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS' Yukon will recognize its past state champion boys basketball teams, and their coach at a special Night of Champions Friday when the Millers host Edmond Memorial. Players from the 1974 and 1979 state title teams are returning to honor their coach, Leroy Estes, who retired one day after winning the last title because of health reasons. He died of Leukemia in 1982. Estes won 171 games at Yukon and 378 in his career, also winning a Class B state title at Deer Creek in 1970. The girls game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow at 7:30. UNIQUE TWO-SPORT ACHIEVEMENT Earlier this month, Victory Christian senior Keats Calhoon reached the 1,000-point mark for his basketball career, which is a significant mark. Last fall, Calhoon surpassed the 10,000-yard mark for his career as a quarterback — and that's quite a bit more significant. He's only the third player in state history to reach that mark, and stands second on the state's all-time list for passing yards behind Locust Grove's Mason Fine. When you put his two milestone marks together, Calhoon stands alone as the only player in state history to throw for 10,000 yards and score 1,000 points. OSSAA CONDUCTING BASEBALL UMPIRE CLINICS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association is conducting two baseball umpire clinics in February. Each session includes classroom and on-field instruction for beginning umpire fundamental skills and veteran umpire three-man mechanics. Each clinic costs $10 for OSSAA-enrolled umpires and $30 for all others enrolled by Feb. 1. The price increases $5 for each umpire for registration after Feb. 1. Enrollment is at www.ossaa.com on the officials page. The first clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, at Tulsa Union from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Sexton at 918-916-9960 or Gene Lewellen at 918-758-8222. The second clinic is Saturday, Feb. 27, at Heritage Hall from 9.a.m-2 p.m. For more information, contact Roger Adair at 405-613-5477 or Doug McClure at 405-414-0293. Jacob Unruh contributed to this report.
Jan 26, 2016
Duck coaches were at Edmond Santa Fe, checking in on uncommitted linebacker prospect Calvin Bundage.
Recruiting: Could Oregon steal more of Oklahoma's top recruits?
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Jan 26, 2016EDMOND — Several Oregon football coaches were in Oklahoma, pounding a recruiting path that has suddenly become popular for them. Duck coaches were at Edmond Santa Fe, checking in on uncommitted linebacker prospect Calvin Bundage. They swung by John Marshall to talk to the Bears' beast of an offensive lineman, 6-foot-5, 350-pound Tramonda Moore, as well as his junior teammate, defensive back Justin Broiles. Twenty miles southeast of there, the Ducks have one of the three quarterback commitments they've secured. Del City's Terry Wilson signed a financial aid agreement in December and is expected to enroll for Oregon's spring semester, which begins in March. And if the Ducks keep gobbling up Oklahoma's top prospects, you can bet coach Mark Helfrich will be dispatching his assistants to the Sooner State more and more. With Oklahoma and Oklahoma State heavily pursuing Moore, and the Cowboys also in on Bundage, an Oregon overthrow would hit the state schools hard. Moore, Bundage and Wilson represent the top three players on The Oklahoman's Super 30 rankings of the state's football prospects in the 2016 class. Interestingly, all three players have become close friends during the recruiting process. And almost every time they're together, Wilson starts working for his future school to recruit his friends. “We're very close,” Bundage said of the trio of recruits. “We hang out almost every weekend. “Usually Terry brings (Oregon) up. We talk about football in general, where we think the best fit is for all of us.” It's unusual to see Oregon recruiting Oklahoma. It's been 10 years since they signed someone from a state high school, and that was via the junior-college route. Oregon signed two Northeastern Oklahoma A&M players in 2006, one originally from Texas, and the other was Stillwater product Jeremy Gibbs. Helfrich has been a little more prone to look at Okies, jumping into the mix for Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali last year. Bundage, a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder who played safety at Santa Fe but projects as a linebacker, is looking strongly at the Ducks. On Tuesday night, Bundage listed his top five schools as Oklahoma State, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State and Michigan. “They're definitely in my top five,” he said pf Oregon. “The whole staff came up (Monday) to see me. They're really high. I mean, I like them a lot.” Bundage visited Arkansas over the weekend. He also took official visits to Arizona and Arizona State. He plans to announce his decision on Feb. 3, National Signing Day. Moore, the state's most highly recruited player with offers from several of the country's top programs, does not yet have an official offer from Oregon, and likewise, his interest in the Ducks is waning. “I haven't been there, but I'm not sure it sounds like the right place for me,” he said. Moore was scheduled to take a visit to Alabama over the weekend, but family issues caused him to cancel. He's considering a possible trip there this week. “I'm really strong on OU and OSU,” said Moore, whose cousin, Tracy Moore, recently played receiver for the Cowboys. “I'm really high on my state schools, but it's hard to ignore Alabama, so they're still in there.”
Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler...
High school football: The Oklahoman's All-State teams and honorable mentions
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Jan 4, 2016Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler Brown, Sr., Lexington, 6-6, 315 OL: T.J. Fiailoa, Sr., Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 OL: Rowdy Frederick, Sr., Broken Arrow, 6-5, 325 OL: Luther Harris, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 OL: Logan Roberson, Sr., Harrah, 6-5, 320 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Ty Hughes, Sr., Jones, 6-1, 285 DL: Tramonda Moore, Sr., John Marshall, 6-5, 350 DL: Jace Webb, Sr., Hollis, 6-4, 310 LB: Levi Draper, Jr., Collinsville, 6-3, 225 LB: Matt Harman, Jr., Cashion, 6-2, 195 LB: Jimmy McKinney, Sr., Oologah, 6-1, 230 LB: Jon-Michael Terry, Sr., Victory Christian, 6-4, 240 DB: Jayden Benway, Sr., Altus, 6-0, 178 DB: B.J. Bradbury, Jr., Adair, 6-3, 190 DB: Tré Lang, Sr., Haskell, 6-0, 180 DB: Dillon Stoner, Sr., Jenks, 6-0, 180 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Dalton Witherspoon, Sr., Moore, 5-9, 160 P: Kevin Rassatt, Sr., Western Heights, 5-7, 170 KR: Roger Barcheers, Sr., Poteau, 5-9, 180 PR: A.J. Freeth, Sr., Wagoner, 6-2, 185 ------------------ SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Mason Fine, Sr., Locust Grove, 5-11, 170 RB: Justice Hill, Sr., Tulsa Washington, 5-10, 180 RB: Jamall Shaw, Sr., Broken Arrow, 5-10, 190 RB: Darran Williams, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170 WR: Rubell Goe, Jr., McGuinness, 6-2, 185 WR: Josh Hampton, Sr., Cashion, 6-0, 185 OL: Chandler Anthony, Sr., Tuttle, 6-7, 295 OL: Grant Appelberg, Sr., Skiatook, 6-3, 295 OL: Tyler Banta, Sr., Carl Albert, 6-5, 280 OL: Isaac Barham, Sr., Bartlesville, 6-4, 280 OL: Jude Richardson, Sr., Norman North, 6-3, 280 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Noah Jones, Sr., Southmoore, 6-5, 250 DL: Brock Martin, Jr., Oologah, 6-3, 210 DL: Roc Robbins, Sr., Collinsville, 6-1, 220 LB: Mike Coats, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-2, 215 LB: Cole Dixon, Sr., Sand Springs, 6-1, 205 LB: Blake Landon, Sr., Deer Creek, 6-1, 210 LB: K.J. Lee, Jr., Wagoner, 6-1, 225 DB: Manny Bunch, Sr., Roland, 6-1, 180 DB: Calvin Bundage, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-3, 195 DB: Joshua Jacobs, Sr., Tulsa McLain, 5-11, 200 DB: Lane Martin, Sr., Stratford, 6-0, 195 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Nathan Rushin, Jr., Duncan, 5-9, 160 P: Braxton Pickard, Sr., Edmond Memorial, 6-0, 195 KR: Maurice Wright, Sr., Luther, 6-1, 195 PR: Jason Pirtle, Sr., Locust Grove, 6-2, 195 HONORABLE MENTION Quarterbacks: Abe Anderson, Metro Christian; Jay Baker, Inola; Casey Base, Oologah; Alan Bentjen, Dewar; Matt Blackburn, Stratford; Rhett Boles, Tuttle; Kobe Brewster, Plainview; Baehler Buol, Noble; Nyc Burns, Berryhill; Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian; Gunnar Ewing, Hollis; Chandler Garrett, Mustang; Brandon George, Jones; Christian Gomez, Garber; Trey Gooch, Putnam City West; Tanner Griffin, Bixby; Gus Hall, Tecumseh; Grant Harmon, Lone Grove; Kyler Hensley, Mooreland; Braden Hudson, Putnam City; Ben Klutts, Poteau; Jack Lafferty, Watonga; Jesse Lambert, McLoud; Lenard Leviston III, John Marshall; Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian; Patrick McKaufman, Douglass; Bryan Mead, Rejoice Christian; Payton Metcalf, Hooker; Jacob Mullins, McGuinness; Mason Myers, Chandler; Michael Nolen, Meeker; Jake Northern, Coweta; Cooper Nunley, Jenks; Colton Penrod, Bartlesville; Matt Perry, Pauls Valley; Gage Porter, Elk City; Hunter Reed, Davenport; Luke Ring, Duncan; Malcolm Rodriguez, Wagoner; Caleb Scott, Destiny Christian; Clayton Sims, Deer Creek; Trevor Smith, Yukon; Ethan Spurlock, Mountain View-Gotebo; Tyler Stovall, Kingston; Casey Thompson, Southmoore; Jared Weathers, Coyle; Jace Welch, Keota; Terry Wilson, Del City; Matt Young, Turpin; Terrance Young, Cache. Running backs: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union; Tyrel Bell, Choctaw; Taylor Bentjen, Dewar; Traivon Bryant, Cleveland; Brandon Coszalter, Dibble; Justus Crites, Waukomis; Nathan Croslin, Purcell; Cody Eby, Adair; Christian Folks, Miami; Tucker Halstead, Minco; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Justin Hooper, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Josh Houtchens, Cushing; Tabor Johns, Hennessey; Cody Koger, Fairland; Devonte Lee, John Marshall; Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage; Blakely Liebmann, Cashion; Terrell Love, Heritage Hall; Kooper Marsh, Thomas; Anthony Myers, South Coffeyville; Jaestin Nelson, Seiling; Devin Pratt, Enid; Kyle Qualls, Stratford; Dake Reese, Seminole; Nic Roller, Bixby; Trystan Slinker, Cache; Caleb Smith, Bethel; Jake Standlee, Meeker; Rhyln Stephens, McAlester; Tyler Stuever, Washington; LaQurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial; O.J. Walker, Ardmore; Grant Ward, Cascia Hall; Dominique West, Davenport; Trevor White, Rejoice Christian; Dae Williams, Sapulpa. Receivers/tight ends: Levi Bagwell, Meeker; Justin Brown, Stillwater; Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower; Cade Cabbiness, Bixby; Matt Chancellor, McGuinness; Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City; Drew Dan, Checotah; Breyden DeSpain, Oologah; Caylen Enfield, Garber; Gavin Garner, Newcastle; Cade Harrelson, Davenport; Nikia Jones, Wagoner; Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek; Skye Lowe, Kingston; Brock Martin, Adair; Greg McCalister, Millwood; Adonis McGee, Lone Grove; Ronnie Moore, Destiny Christian; Mitchell Perkinson; Shayne Quick, Stigler; Dunya Rice, Southmoore; Diego Richards, Carl Albert; Christian Robinson, Noble; Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw; Matt Seratte, Cache; Sean Shaw, Jones; Austin Skelton, Poteau; Landon Stout, Bethany; Austin Taylor, Lindsay; Jaden Valles, Hooker; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee. Linemen: A.J. Armbruster, Clinton; Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North; Sheldon Barnes, Jenks; Alphones Bradford, Okemah; Blake Brigham, Heritage Hall; Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud; Lonell Burris, Choctaw; Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison; Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville; Michelby Davis, Millwood; Worenn Davis, Midwest City; Bo Denny, El Reno; William Dominguez, Hilldale; Dorian Fagan Plainview; Wyatt Gassaway, Hilldale; Brent Girdner, Stilwell; Jake Gould, Perkins-Tryon; Allen Hammon, Millwood; Jacob Harrison, Seminole; Caleb Hash, Shawnee; Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford; Levi Herren, Cushing; Jackson Herring, Altus; Austin Hilton, McAlester; Riley Julian, Marlow; Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow; Trenton Mannering, Thomas; Xavier Mason, Douglass; Trent McLaughlin, McAlester; Mason Minnix, Jenks; Hayden Moore, Duncan; DeWayne Rhodes, Luther; Jude Richardson, Norman North; Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Ry Schneider, Minco; Brandon Scott, Owasso; Caleb Scott, Rejoice Christian; Hunter Soap, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Kellen Stauder, Tulsa Union; Tre Towery, Westmoore; Mason Waldrop, Clinton; Walter Watson, Del City; Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Tristan Wilbanks, Davenport; Grant Wilkinson, Crossings Christian; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Beau Wooden, Skiatook; Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Jalen Yackeyonny, Cache; Lane Yoder, Adair. Linebackers: Demetrius Alston, Beaver; Landon Anderson, Stratford; Jarod Andrews, Washington; Austin Archey, Poteau; Pace Benefee, Carl Albert; Cole Broin, Plainview; Levi Cain, Lawton; Noah Canary-Vawter, Little Axe; Peyton Carmin, Cushing; Trae Davison, Hilldale; Baylor Feller, Altus; R.J. Goodman, Midwest City; Walker Graves, Adair; Kane Greco, Dibble; Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe; Alex Hix, Locust Grove; Dezmond Howard, Centennial; Quantez Jim, Stigler; Tanner Knox, Seminole; James Lewis, Tulsa Memorial; Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Andrew McDonald, Heritage Hall; Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove; Dylan Morris, Mooreland; Austin Quillen, Jenks; Rowdy Reihs, Guthrie; Kyle Roberson, Wynnewood; Jacob Smith, OCS; Jacob Taber, Sand Springs; Trevor Taylor, Locust Grove; Jimmy Turner, Mount St. Mary; Kyler Vannoster, Fairland; Kyler Wade, Stratford; Parker Williams, Blanchard; Skylar Williams, Westville; Shiloh Windsor, Ada; Kress Woodward, Bixby. Defensive backs: Baylor Boyd, Oklahoma Bible; Justin Broiles, John Marshall; Tre Brown, Tulsa Union; Hunter Gnose, Skiatook; Paden Hayes, Kingston; Wyatt Hayes, Dibble; Ira Hurst, Bristow; Kegan Lawson, Blanchard; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Austin Maine, Clinton; Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington; Mark Mincey, Healdton; Braeden O'Dell, Marlow; A.J. Parker, Bartlesville; Caleb Powell, OCA; Grant Powell, Stroud; Jordan Prince, Edmond North; Josh Proctor, Owasso; Kyle Sanders, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Aliik Sezer, Midwest City; Keyshawn Shells, John Marshall; Jensen Smith, Fairview; Sean Thompson, Choctaw; Hunter Voss, McGuinness; Hunger Webb, Okemah; Noah Wells, Putnam City North. Kickers: Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley; Gabe Barton, Altus; Laben Fisher, Skiatook; Butch Hampton, Piedmont; Zachary Haney, Tulsa Washington; Divontrey Johnson, Star Spencer; Jack Markmiller, OCS; Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall; Parker Noble, Deer Creek; Landen Sailing, Owasso.
Dec 14, 2015
McDaniel was selected based on his performance at a combine for the event over the summer in Dallas.
High school journal: Heritage Hall's McDaniel to play in Blue-Grey All-America Bowl
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Dec 14, 2015Heritage Hall senior Tevin McDaniel will play Sunday in the East vs. West Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. McDaniel was selected based on his performance at a combine for the event over the summer in Dallas. The 6-foot, 220-pound senior just finished helping Heritage Hall win a second straight Class 3A championship. He entered the game with 1,158 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns to go along with 618 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had 17 sacks as a defensive end. McDaniel holds a scholarship offer from Air Force, currently his lone Division I offer. It was announced in September that Del City quarterback Terry Wilson was chosen to participate in the North vs. South Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. Wilson has signed a financial aid agreement with Oregon. TWO OKLAHOMANS ON NJCAA ALL-AMERICA LIST Two former Oklahoma high school football players were named NJCAA All-Americans on Monday. Muskogee native Tramal Ivy, who had been verbally committed to Oklahoma State before changing his mind on Monday, was a second-team selection. The 6-5, 245-pound sophomore is a defensive end for Butler (Kan.) Community College. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive back Terrell Williams, a 6-4, 210-pound senior, was a third-team selection. The Lawton High product recently committed to Houston, choosing the Cougars out of his 10 offers. ADKINS, GARRETT, JONES TAKE TOP DISTRICT 6A-I-2 AWARDS Tulsa Union running back Tyler Adkins was joined by Mustang's Chandler Garrett and Southmoore's Noah Jones on the list of top honors for District 6A-I-2. Adkins was voted District Player of the Year by the 6A-I-2 coaches, and Union's Kirk Fridrich was named Coach of the Year. Garrett, Mustang's quarterback, was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Jones, a defensive end for the SaberCats, was the Defensive Player of the Year. Here is the full list of award winners, and the All-District team: Coach of the Year: Kirk Fridrich, Tulsa Union Player of the Year: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union Offensive Player of the Year: Chandler Garrett, Mustang Defensive Player of the Year: Noah Jones, Southmoore Co-Special Teams Players of the Year: Dalton Witherspoon, Moore; Landon Sailing, Owasso Offensive Lineman of the Year: Jude Richardson, Norman North Co-Defensive Linemen of the Year: Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North; Corey Tipsword, Norman North All-District team by position Quarterback: Cameron Hardesty, Norman North; Brandon Burch, Tulsa Union Running back: Quan Hogan, Norman North; Darrian Moss, Southmoore Receiver: Dunya Rice, Southmoore; Nathan Womack, Norman North; Bobby Brown, Mustang; Demond Sampson, Owasso; Daeonte Calvert, Tulsa Union; Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North Tight end: Randy Lollis, Putnam City North; Bryce Roberts, Mustang; David Warriner, Tulsa Union Offensive line: Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Brandon Scott, Owasso; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Walker Reed, Norman North; Jackson Denny, Norman North; Kellen Stauder, Tulsa Union; Jacob Conley, Mustang Defensive line: Ethan Robinson, Norman North; Parker Jure, Edmond North; Triston Grant, Owasso; Kavon Graham, Owasso; Myles Brown, Moore Linebacker: Josh Diggs, Southmoore; Cole Daniel, Mustang; Kaden Truelove, Mustang; Jacob Tucker, Owasso Defensive back: Ayo Ologolo, Tulsa Union; Jordan Prince, Edmond North; Antonio Williams, Edmond North; Noah Wells, Putnam City North; Kiante Miles, Mustang; Jake Brewer, Norman North; Quinton Colberson, Putnam City North Punter: Jace Holt, Tulsa Union Kicker: Preston Porter, Norman North Returner: DaRyan Houser, Moore
Oklahoma State football: Rash of decommitments increases need for strong recruiting finish for Cowboys' 2016 classDec 14, 2015
The Cowboys were far from the only victims of fluid decision making across the college football recruiting landscape early this month.
Oklahoma State football: Rash of decommitments increases need for strong recruiting finish for Cowboys' 2016 class
By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 14, 2015STILLWATER — Oklahoma State capped its regular season in late November with 10 wins and a 2016 recruiting class shaping up to mirror that success. Then the calendar flipped to December and winter blues seemingly crashed the party as OSU lost three of its highest-rated prospects within a span of two weeks. Ryan McCollum — a 6-foot-6, 270-pound, offensive tackle from Klein Oak High School (Texas) who committed to OSU in August — changed his pledge to Texas A&M on Dec. 11. Nick Starkel — a 6-3, 185-pound, quarterback from Liberty Christian High School (Texas) who committed to OSU in April — announced late Sunday he was “open to looking at other colleges.” Tramal Ivy — a 6-4, 215-pound, defensive end from Butler Community College (Kan.) who committed to OSU in August — said on Monday he will “be looking at other schools.” However, the Cowboys were far from the only victims of fluid decision making across the college football recruiting landscape early this month. “This is the time of year where most kids who have been committed are starting to get the pushes from schools that weren't pushing once upon a time,” said Damon Sayles, a national recruiting analyst for Bleacher Report. “Or this is a time where a lot of these kids are just seeing what else is out there.” It's awful timing for coaching staffs assembling a class with less than two months until signing day (Feb. 3). It sets up a mad dash to the recruitment finish line as the NCAA imposes a no in-person contact period between college coaches and recruits from Dec. 14 to Jan. 13. “Direct messaging (on social media) could be a way for some coaches to get in touch with these kids,” Sayles said. “It's a dead period, so technically they're not supposed to be reaching anybody anywhere, but I'm sure that stuff happens. I think everybody would be a little bit naïve to think that it did not happen. But there are some guys who play it by the books.” So, what's next for the Cowboys? Their 2016 class is now 17-members strong. While the departures of McCollum and Ivy sting, OSU currently has three offensive tackles — Teven Jenkins (Topeka High School, Kansas), Dylan Galloway (Coppell High School, Texas), Larry Williams (Hutchinson Community College, Kansas) — and defensive end Tralund Webber (Blinn Community College, Texas) verbally committed. The Cowboys' greatest challenge will be replacing Starkel. OSU has received a commitment from Nyc Burns (Berryhill High School), but as a preferred walk-on. With the majority of elite-level quarterbacks currently committed to major programs, OSU will likely work to sway prospect's decision based on the promise of being the passing centerpiece of a recruiting class for a high-tempo spread attack. “The one thing that Mike Gundy and his staff preach is that they win football games in Stillwater,” Sayles said. “When you put yourself in that predicament, sometimes you don't have to say a whole lot. Just show them the records. Show them the statistics.” Here's a closer look at three committed 2016 quarterbacks with previous interest from OSU that would rank high on any Cowboy fan's wish list. Terry Wilson (Del City High School) — Oregon: Wilson already changed his mind once, flipping from Nebraska to Oregon in September. On Monday, longtime Ohio State quarterback commit Tristen Wallace (Desoto High School, Texas) flipped to the Ducks. That could potentially lead to another change of heart for Wilson, who comes in at No. 3 in The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit rankings for the class of 2016. Dillon Sterling-Cole (Westfield High School, Houston) — Arizona State: Sterling-Cole put up eye-popping numbers over an acclaimed career at Westfield, accounting for 99 total touchdowns passing and rushing. He committed to Arizona State in July, but Sun Devils' offensive coordinator Mike Norvell has since taken the head coaching job at Memphis. Might that lead to Sterling-Cole reconsidering his options? Cole Kelley (Teurlings Catholic High School, Lafayette, La.) — Arkansas: Kelley has the size (6-foot-7) and arm strength (2,987 passing yards and 31 touchdowns) to thrive in an up-tempo spread offense that he won't find in Fayetteville. OSU has made major recruiting in-roads in Louisiana over the past few years, too.
Dec 4, 2015
As recently as Thursday, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson was still hearing new recruiting pitches from other colleges trying to lure him away from his commitment to Oregon. Tim Beck, the offensive coordinator of defending national champion Ohio State, contacted Del City coach Nick Warehime to see if Wilson had any interest in the Buckeyes. But the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Wilson was set on Oregon,...
Despite late pursuit from Ohio State, Del City QB Terry Wilson signs aid agreement with Oregon
scott wright | Dec 4, 2015As recently as Thursday, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson was still hearing new recruiting pitches from other colleges trying to lure him away from his commitment to Oregon. Tim Beck, the offensive coordinator of defending national champion Ohio State, contacted Del City coach Nick Warehime to see if Wilson had any interest in the Buckeyes. But the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Wilson was set on Oregon, and made it as official as he possibly could on Friday morning, signing a financial aid agreement with the school. Wilson is on an accelerated academic track that will allow him to enroll at Oregon when their spring semester in March. “Oregon is a great fit for me,” Wilson said. “When I went up there and visited, it just felt like home.” Outsiders might have questioned Wilson’s standing with Oregon in recent days, after former Ducks offensive coordinator Scott Frost — the coach who recruited Wilson — took the head coaching job at Central Florida. “All the recruits were kind of clueless about it,” Wilson said. “None of us are concerned about it. I’ve talked to (head coach Mark) Helfrich. He just wanted to lay it all down for me, that they still wanted me to be a Duck.” During Wilson’s sophomore year, Beck had recruited him while on the coaching staff at Nebraska. Beck left for Ohio State as part of a full overhaul of the Nebraska coaching staff, and Wilson later committed to new Cornhusker coach Mike Riley. However, following an official visit to Oregon in October, Wilson flipped his commitment to the Ducks. Wilson had two big goals for himself when he arrived at Del City as a freshman. “He wanted to be a starter in high school, and he wanted to play college football,” Warehime said. “The presence he’s provided in our high school, the teammate he’s been on our team, has been amazing.” A three-year starter at Del City and a Semper-Fi All-American, Wilson got one step closer to the second goal on Friday. Financial aid agreements are non-binding. Wilson can sign a letter of intent with Oregon on National Signing Day in February.
Nov 23, 2015
Warehime, 56, said his future plans aren’t clear yet. He could remain at Del City solely as athletic director, or take an assistant coaching position with less stringent time requirements.
High school notebook: Nick Warehime steps down as Del City football coach
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 23, 2015A few Del City players thought he was kidding when he said it. Nick Warehime informed his team of his decision to step down as the Eagles' head football coach on Monday morning, but some of the players weren't buying it. “I play tricks on them from time to time,” Warehime said. But his decision was for real. Warehime stepped down after nine seasons as Del City's coach, following stints at John Marshall and Choctaw. Warehime's oldest son, Derek, is a coach at the University of Houston, and his youngest, Jake, is a sophomore offensive lineman at Emporia State, yet his schedule as Del City's coach hasn't allowed him to see many of their games. He also has three grandchildren and hasn't seen them since the summer. Warehime, 56, said his future plans aren't clear yet. He could remain at Del City solely as athletic director, or take an assistant coaching position with less stringent time requirements. In 2007, Warehime took over a Del City team that had gone 1-9 the year before. His teams were .500 or better in six of his nine seasons, mostly as a Class 6A team. Del City made the playoffs the last four years in 5A. This season ended with a 52-47 loss at McGuinness in the first round earlier this month. “I'm not sure what I'll do next,” he said. “I just knew it was time to do this.” LOCUST GROVE-LONE GROVE GAME SET FOR AFTERNOON KICKOFF With 250 miles between the towns, Locust Grove and Lone Grove have agreed to play their Class 3A quarterfinal game at 1 p.m. Friday. The change will allow Locust Grove to travel on Thursday evening, rather than making the trip on the day of the game. Locust Grove is located 50 miles east of Tulsa. Lone Grove is just west of Ardmore in the southern part of the state. All other games this week are scheduled for 7 p.m. or 7:30 Friday. PRAGUE ON LATE-SEASON WIN STREAK UNDER WATFORD Coach Shannon Watford has made a pretty quick turnaround at Prague, and in his second season, the Red Devils have reached the Class 2A quarterfinals with a home game against third-ranked Washington on Friday night. After a 1-3 start, Prague has won seven of its last eight games, including five straight. The Red Devils opened the playoffs with road wins over Hartshorne and Hulbert, and will return to the home field for Friday's game. Prague reached the playoffs last year in Watford's first season, finishing 6-5. Program turnarounds are nothing new to Watford, who built Hennessey into a regular state title contender, winning back-to-back 2A titles in 2010-11. He coached the 2012 season at Purcell, and was an assistant at Del City in 2013 before taking the Prague job.
Nov 21, 2015
The ball kept finding its way into Matt Chancellor's hands, just like McGuinness keeps finding its way out of dire situations to pull out incredible victories. Chancellor caught touchdown passes of 63 and 45 yards from Jacob Mullins in the final two minutes — and recovered an onside kick in between — to pull the fifth-ranked Irish back from a two-touchdown deficit for a 41-40 victory over No. 4...
High school football: McGuinness finds another miracle in 41-40 win over McAlester
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 21, 2015The ball kept finding its way into Matt Chancellor's hands, just like McGuinness keeps finding its way out of dire situations to pull out incredible victories. Chancellor caught touchdown passes of 63 and 45 yards from Jacob Mullins in the final two minutes — and recovered an onside kick in between — to pull the fifth-ranked Irish back from a two-touchdown deficit for a 41-40 victory over No. 4 McAlester in the Class 5A quarterfinals Friday night at Pribil Stadium. McAlester (10-2) drove down to the McGuinness 23 but missed a 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play, setting off yet another wild celebration for the Irish (10-2). McGuinness will face No. 3 Altus in next week's semifinals at a neutral site. This was McGuinness' third game this season decided by the outcome of the final play, including a game-winning field goal against Deer Creek after rallying from 21 down, and a defensive stop at the 1-yard line against Carl Albert, both as time expired. And last week's back-and-forth 52-47 win over Del City was just as wild. “It's unbelievable from the standpoint that we have a group of kids who never stop believing,” McGuinness coach Justin Jones said. “We just kept plugging. “I'm out of emotions. I've run the gamut this whole year. After the Deer Creek win, I was crying. After the Carl Albert win, I was ecstatic. I'm just out of emotions, but I'm so happy.” Mullins threw for 424 yards and six touchdowns on 21-of-35 passing. Chancellor finished with 12 catches for 322 yards and four scores. Facing fourth-and-17 with just under two minutes to go and the Irish trailing 40-28, Mullins scrambled away from would-be tacklers 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage and got free to throw to Chancellor, who had slipped behind the defense. He went the distance for a 63-yard touchdown. On the onside kick that followed, McGuinness receiver Rubell Goe tipped the ball and Chancellor fell on it. Neither player was part of the onside kick team until a few days ago. “They moved us over there this week,” Chancellor said. “Some taller guys with good hands. It worked out.” Moments later, facing third-and-21 at the McAlester 45, Chancellor got behind the defense again, catching a perfectly thrown pass from Mullins. “I was two plays away from my career being over,” Mullins said. “I didn't want that. I saw Chancellor had him beat, and I knew if I threw it out there far enough, he'd go get it. “This season has been crazy. We've gone through everything and we're still going. It's just unreal.”
Nov 13, 2015
On a night that featured 99 total points and nearly 1,200 yards of offense, it was only fitting that a defensive play won the game.
High school football: McGuinness fights off Terry Wilson, Del City in offensive slugfest, 52-47
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 13, 2015With Del City quarterback Terry Wilson running wild, there was no comfort along the McGuinness sideline with a five-point lead late in the fourth quarter. But on a night that featured 99 total points and nearly 1,200 yards of offense, it was only fitting that a defensive play won the game. With 3:31 remaining, McGuinness' defense is the one that delivered when defensive lineman Tyler Kippenberger knocked the ball loose from running back Percy Craig and linebacker James Blanchard fell on it near midfield. “Our defense has been like that all year,” McGuinness coach Justin Jones said. “They came up with that last play.” That play helped seal a wild 52-47 victory for the seventh-ranked Irish in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday at Pribil Stadium. McGuinness (9-2) will host McAlester (10-1) next Friday. McAlester beat Tahlequah 52-13 to advance. And it might not get any crazier than this game. The teams combined for 1,187 yards — 642 from Del City — and combined for three turnovers. Wilson, an Oregon commitment, looked unstoppable in his career finale. He completed 17 of 28 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 141 yards and five touchdowns. “That was just an offensive shootout,” McGuinness quarterback Jacob Mullins said. “That was probably the best high school player I've ever seen. We just knew we had to do what we could to outscore them, which we did.” The Irish posted 545 total yards on offense — 466 through the air from Mullins. He completed 21 of 33 passes and threw four touchdowns while also rushing for one. “We were just firing on all cylinders,” said junior receiver Matt Chancellor, who had nine catches for 219 yards and two TDs. “Everyone was feeling good about what we could do.” McGuinness took a 14-0 lead early in the game and even led 28-14 early in the second quarter before Del City (6-5) came storming back to take a 29-28 lead on a 55-yard TD pass from Wilson to Issac Beverly, who caught the ball in his fingertips behind the defense. The teams then exchanged the lead seven times in the second half until Mullins threw a 10-yard touchdown to Alec Minielly with 4:36 remaining. This came five plays after he extended the drive with his legs on a fourth-and-5 run for 7 yards. “He usually doesn't have the wheels, but he put them on his foot on that one,” Chancellor said. The Irish then forced the turnover one play after Zeke Downs got a rare tackle in the backfield on Wilson to finally restore some order. “We just had to live and play another down,” Jones said. “Anytime you make the playoffs and you can go another round you do feel fortunate. I've been a part of semifinal and championship runs and you've got to win games like this, and it doesn't matter what seed you are.”
Nov 13, 2015
Smith enters his 25th season as wrestling coach at Oklahoma State as a matured, more complete person than the young man who won so many championships. But before he leads his program into its 100th year Saturday with a dual against Iowa in Kinnick Stadium, one expected to draw a record crowd, he acknowledges part of him will always be the same.
Defining Greatness: John Smith enters the 100th year of OSU wrestling better than ever
By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 13, 2015One of the greatest competitors in the history of American sports is holding a 23-year-old article about himself. He cracks a grin, chuckles as he reads the introduction to the Los Angeles Times' report on John Smith from the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Smith enters his 25th season as wrestling coach at Oklahoma State as a matured, more complete person than the young man portrayed in the story. But before he leads his program into its 100th year Saturday with a dual against Iowa in Kinnick Stadium, one expected to draw a record crowd, he acknowledges part of him will always be the same. "I make a commitment that no other wrestler does,” Smith says in the article. “There are probably a few wrestlers out there who think they make a commitment. But I really make a commitment. "Anything that gets in my way, I pretty much eliminate. I don't have too many close friends. I don't have too many close relationships. I just can't afford to have them to go where I want to go, to do what I want to do. I really focus on myself. I really figure out and find a way how I can win, how I can beat everybody. I'll do whatever it takes. "Put it this way: I've never had a girlfriend I've been good to, you know. Because I'd blow them off when it was time to go to work. I'd say, 'Don't come around. I don't want to (see you).' It's been hard on some of those girls. They don't understand it. But it's like, 'Hey, I'm in love with this more than I am with you.' "I've probably hurt a lot of people because of this. But you gotta do what you gotta do if this is what you want." Smith, 50, reads the top section then puts the story down, maybe because it would take too much time to read or maybe because he doesn't want to revisit the extreme aspects of his past. Smith won his second Olympic gold medal in the 136½-pound division that year and sealed his record sixth consecutive world championship, solidifying his place as arguably America's greatest wrestler. “That's one of those articles,” Smith says, “that you don't regret. I don't regret it. I knew that was the final run at my career, and whether anyone remembered it or not, I was gonna remember it.” He harpooned what he thought was his white whale. In seventh grade, Smith wrote a paper outlining what he wanted in life. Smith wrote three main goals: Win state. Win the Big Eight. Win Olympic gold. I'll do whatever it takes to accomplish that, he wrote. He noted he would like to be buried next to his parents. Less clear is what he wanted to happen in between. *** Change, as OSU assistant coach Eric Guerrero says, is a weird word. Guerrero calls Smith the most consistent person he has known over their 20-year relationship, making Smith's transition from champion athlete to coach, from self-centered maniac to loyal husband and father of five difficult to explain. “He is who he's always been from the first day I met him,” Guerrero said. “He's extremely true to who he is. That's not to say all of us don't evolve. So has he evolved? Absolutely. But change?” After a year as co-head coach, Smith got the Oklahoma State job in 1992, fresh off Olympic gold. People in Stillwater were thrilled to have their beloved champion leading their storied program. But Lee Roy Smith Jr., Smith's older brother, remembers there were critics to disprove. “There were also those who said, ‘Great, great athletes do not necessarily make great coaches,” Lee Roy Jr. said. “That was the test for him: Can you be a great coach?” Smith took his wrestling career to an unprecedented level by working out at insane times such as 4 a.m., if only because he knew no one else was. He patented his low single-leg takedown because he needed to be different, more innovative. At the peak of his drive, he could have tunnel vision to such a degree he was almost unapproachable. After Smith lost to Iowa's Randy Lewis at the Olympic trials in 1988, Smith's mother, Madalene, says he disappeared for a week. He beat Lewis twice that year to qualify for the Olympics and never lost to him again. As a coach, realizing not everyone is John Smith was the first obstacle. “It was a challenge, a struggle,” Smith said. “When you're training for worlds and Olympics, you tend to focus on yourself. You really tend to become involved in the mission of what you want to accomplish. When you do that for a long period like I did, the transition was not easy to working with 35, 40 athletes and their issues and their problems, sometimes their level of motivation.” In 1994, Smith's Cowboys won the national title. But Smith didn't feel comfortable, wasn't completely fulfilled. His definition of winning, of what constitutes greatness, was beginning to change. To become a great coach, a great husband and a great father meant parting with much of the John Smith who was a force on the mat. *** On a Wednesday morning in the Oklahoma State wrestling room, two rugby coaches from Australia have come to see Smith, hoping to learn a few moves they can apply to their sport. He's wearing cowboy boots and an orange button-down Ralph Lauren shirt that billows in the back. He is 5-foot-8, plain looking if not for his wrecked ears that, in his world, are like war medals. One of Smith's assistants is on the mat with a rubgy coach as Smith watches. He can only watch for so long before he gets on the mat, guiding his assistant and explaining to the Australians things only he can explain. Before they leave, Smith is sure to show off the wall covered with portraits of the 86 wrestlers to win national titles at OSU. It is a history he helped build, winning two NCAA titles as a Cowboy and leading OSU to five team titles as a coach. This year, his team is preseason No. 1. It has been nine years since OSU last won a team title, and Smith craves another. “Nobody is ever going to convince me that winning is not important to Coach Smith,” Guerrero said. “It is on the forefront of his mind at all times. But with that said, making a difference in people's lives is winning. Changing the culture of our society on athlete at a time — that's winning, too.” One of Smith's most prominent success stories also happens to be a key member of this year's team. On March 24, 2014, OSU wrestler Eddie Klimara was dismissed from the program after being arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness and possession of cocaine. Hours before his arrest at Redneck Yacht Club in Oklahoma City, Klimara lost to Iowa's Cory Clark 7-6 in sudden victory, leaving him one match short of being an All-American. He left the match with tears running down his face. The next summer, Smith and Klimara worked out a deal. It consisted of Klimara agreeing to spend the summer doing manual labor to earn his way back into the program. He did roofing back home and worked on Smith's property and for some of Smith's friends, digging up posts and sweating in the fields. The next spring, Klimara finished seventh at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and became an All-American. “He talked to me not just as a coach, but as a person,” Klimara said. “He helped me grow in life in general, not just on the mat teaching me moves.” Smith says he is not perfect. He thinks of times in recent years when he lauded his wrestlers for falling short of national titles. He says he can become so focused on the loss that he has a tendency to forget his athlete's strong performances in wrestlebacks. At the same time, Smith likes to say he is in the business of healing people. He has a tendency to be private, and that means he tends to respect the privacy of others. But he can think of numerous wrestlers whom he had to convince to stay in the program, and it ended up paying off. Think about it this way: Smith has 10 wrestlers who can start each match. His program consists of close to 40. That means three-fourths of wrestlers could be unhappy. It's his job to keep them going. If coaching has healed anyone, it is Smith. “It's really the most healthy lifestyle you can live,” Smith said. “It's not being self-centered. It's not being everything is about my goals. I'm glad I grinded it out because in the long run it's been better for me from the standpoint of not just coaching, but being a better husband, a better father, and really, I believe a better person.” *** This is the same man whose sisters treat him like a dress-up doll. Smith was the seventh of 10 children in one of Oklahoma's most revered families. The first six children were born in an eight-year span. That made John the baby, and his five sisters adored his natural eyelashes. The loved to put bonnets on his head. “We used to carry him around everywhere, tote him around,” said Margaret Smith-Realmuto, the oldest child who also happens to be the mother of Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. The Smiths live in the same Del City home where they raised 10 children in three bedrooms. There was only one year when they all lived in the same household, and Madalene and Lee Roy Sr. were serious about rules. But chaos always reigned. “It wasn't the Brady Bunch,” Madalene said. Fights of all variety were common. Cathy, one of the sisters, had a tendency to chase Lee Roy Jr. around the small house, swinging at broom at him with malice. Lee Roy, scared, would hide in the bathroom while mom kept watch around the corner. “It was tit-for-tat” Madelene said. “You never knew who was to blame for anything.” John Smith came along at a time where there was so much commotion he had no choice but to learn to be independent. He had to fight for food, underwear, a hot shower, a dry towel. The Smith children share many successes, but the house shaped each of them in different ways. John learned to compete, sure, but self-sufficiency was his most important trait. Madelene never had to worry about where he was, never had to fret if he was doing the wrong thing. “I've never seen a child like him,” she said. He did have a mischievous streak, and he's always been hard-headed, even into adulthood. Nike sponsored the U.S. in the 1988 Olympic Games. In the wrestling team photo, every team member is wearing Nike shoes. Everyone, that is, except Smith, who wore shoes from his individual sponsor, the wrestling brand Brute. In the photo, he stuck his foot out just enough for the color on his shoes to stand out. In 1992, there was another photo. In this one, every wrestler is again wearing Nikes except Smith. He took the picture in socks. But home was also where Smith developed his tendency to draw inward. He was naturally quiet and introspective. Madelene says all of her last four children are that way. Smith also had Lee Roy, an older brother he both idolized and wanted nothing more than to conquer. As soon as Smith could hold himself up, he was subject to Lee Roy's wrestling. Because John was the baby, Lee Roy felt a big brother's call to toughen him up. “I had the dominating hand on him,” Lee Roy said. “And I'd apply that pressure.” Lee Roy, John, Pat and Mark all became All-American wrestlers at OSU. But the interesting thing about the Smiths is that resentment was minimal if it existed at all. Once, Smith's father pulled him aside after one of Lee Roy's first big victories. Lee Roy Sr. told a young John it would be a shame if a sibling's accomplishments became pressure. He told him to embrace what his brother had done, to be proud of his family. “I always wanted to do more than what he did, and I always think he wanted me to do more than what he did,” Smith said. “When I was coaching Pat, I wanted Pat to have a better career than both me and Lee Roy.” It was a loving home, all right, but bragging rights were important. The first time Smith truly beat Lee Roy was in Smith's sophomore year. When the brothers wrestled in the old basement room in Gallagher-Iba Arena, they made sure no one else was around. The duals got intense, but there was also an intimacy to their competition. Smith had just developed what became his signature low single. Lee Roy couldn't stop it. You know John's reaction was priceless because Lee Roy keeps it off the record. Soon, the rest of the world couldn't stop John Smith. Problem was, Smith couldn't stop himself. The more times he was injured, the harder he would press. If he won a match by eight points instead of 10, rage could take over. Did he win six consecutive world titles, or did they win him? “I've often told people I would never want to see another son of mine be that intent,” Madalene said. “He told me one time, he said, ‘I was a little boy, and then I was a grown man.'” *** Today the Smith house is quiet, too quiet for Madelene and Lee Roy Sr. The home is covered with Catholic icons, from the Virgin Mary to Bibles to crucifixes. Even that, though, is outweighed in comparison to the wrestling memorabilia that dons the walls. It's a funny story. The thing that made Smith drop his edge was, of all things, a little competition. Upon his return from the Olympics, Smith had been dating a girl named Toni for years. Smith says he knew she was the one for him about 30 minutes after he met her, but as Smith was out fighting windmills, it never got too serious. The way Madelene tells it, Toni finally got tired of waiting. She was a couple of years younger than Smith and a student at Oklahoma State when she went out with a football player. Smith found out about it, and not long after, he proposed. Madelene is thrilled to talk about Smith, or any of her children, outside the context of wrestling. The sport that consumes them also clouds the personalities that lie below. “John,” Madelene says, “I think he's mellowing out as he gets older.” She says it with a smile. *** When Smith has a problem, whether it's related to wrestling or his children or something else entirely, he likes to go out on his farm. Like his mother, he has always been one to solve problems on his own. It is a great strength, if not also a flaw. His aptitude for the outdoors started with his fishing habit. For Smith, that has always been an escape, even if his competitive urges follow him into a stream. Pat Smith said anytime the brothers go fishing, John is keeping score. If he leaves for another fishing spot and comes up empty, he is sure to say he barely missed a big one. After years of being around Stillwater, Smith got into buying land. And like he is a top-end hunter and fisherman, he became a good farmer. He says he doesn't do it for profit — it's an expensive hobby — but he owns acres on acres, raises animals and owns tractors. “I love to go out and look at it,” Smith said. “I love to know I put some hard work and sweat into it, cut a lot of trees, cleaned up some pastures. Part of the joy is making a piece of property look good.” The farm has also become a fulcrum for his family. Smith has five children, three boys and two girls. The girls are exceptional swimmers, the boys, of course, wrestlers. They also all enter 4-H competitions. Like his father before him, Smith can be a disciplinarian. He takes parenting seriously. Family members say raising his children ranks above even the importance of winning a national title in Smith's mind. But these worlds often collide. This year, Smith's oldest son, Joe, is a freshman on the OSU wrestling team. Joe had a 150-1 record in high school. “The pressure to win is pretty simple compared to the pressure of raising five kids and hoping they all turn out all right,” Smith said. “That was and is much greater pressure for me than to go win an Olympic gold medal.” Although he is revered in countries overseas, Smith can go anywhere in Stillwater and, for the most part, blend in. Even those closest to his universe can overlook his accomplishments. “I think our guys even take for granted the quality of coach they have,” Guerrero said. In a way, that's how Smith prefers it. Stories of his good deeds are rumored but not publicized — the special needs children he wrestles with, the letters he answers of a high school friend in need, the large donations to his church. Even his family is quiet about such acts because they know Smith doesn't want to become the story. He was a great wrestler, but there's something to be said for becoming a good man. “It was kind of like he came full circle,” Margaret said. *** In college, Smith went fishing to a point of obsession. Almost every day, he would visit different Oklahoma ponds in search of the big catch, often alone. He wanted a largemouth bass, maybe 9 pounds. A man's fish. Time, though, has taught him it is fine if most of his catches are small. In the canvas of his mind, Smith paints the perfect fishing spot as a small, calm stream filled with rainbow trout. He would be with his boys, his girls, maybe his closest friends. The stream would have a few 5- or 6-pounders hidden in the water, enough to provide a goal, but that part is less important. This place wasn't on Smith's middle school paper. This place isn't down on any map because, as Melville wrote, true places never are.
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 12, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 11, 2015
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed...
High school notebook: OSSAA to discuss public prayer policy
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Nov 11, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley told The Oklahoman. “I can't say anything as of right now.” The OSSAA's policy — which was adopted in 1992 — prohibits publicly recited prayers at playoff games and championship events. The OSSAA revised the policy in June to comply with a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said in October that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in a response to a Rep. Bobby Cleveland's complaint about the school prayer ban. Following Pruitt's opinion, the OSSAA released a statement saying the policy would remain in effect while the opinion is reviewed. DEER CREEK'S KERSTETTER WINS FAN POLL In a tight race, Deer Creek receiver Zach Kerstetter edged Southmoore kicker Chris Nemecek to win The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll. Kerstetter won the vote 1,203-1,152. The junior receiver caught eight passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in the Antlers' 27-20 win over Guthrie last week to clinch a home playoff game. The Oklahoman's staff choice for player of the week, Braden Hudson of Putnam City, finished third with 243 votes. A total of 2,956 votes were cast for seven players. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity on Saturday for this week's poll from the first round of the playoffs. Here are this week's results: Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek: 1,203 votes (40.7 pct.) Chris Nemecek, Southmoore: 1,152 votes (38.97 pct.) Braden Hudson, Putnam City: 243 votes (8.22 pct.) Zack Tyler, Bethel: 155 votes (5.24 pct.) Caleb Powell, OCA: 93 votes (3.15 pct.) Terry Wilson, Del City: 61 votes (2.06 pct.) Chandler Garrett, Mustang: 49 votes (1.66 pct.) Total: 2,956 votes INVESTIGATION BEGINS IN MORRIS-OKMULGEE BRAWL A fight between Morris and Okmulgee players early in the second half Friday that led to officials ending the game is under investigation by both schools and the OSSAA. Early in the third quarter a fight broke out between two players and led to other players joining in the fight sparked officials to meet with school administrators and end the game with around 11 minutes remaining in the quarter. Morris won the game 30-0. An officials report has been filed to the OSSAA, which has sent the report to both schools and requested an internal investigation. “My official told me he collaborated with administration from both schools and it was a mutual agreement to stop the game at that point,” OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley said. “I don't know exactly numbers-wise” how many were involved. Under OSSAA rules, athletes involved in a fight are suspended the next two games. Any player who is not in the field of play that leaves the team bench is subject to a one-game suspension. Neither team made the football playoffs, which means suspensions would be applied to the next sport the athlete participates. JONES DEFENSE GOING STRONG After registering a few big wins early in the season, Jones has slipped under the radar, despite piling up more victories. The Longhorns closed the regular season undefeated behind a defense that proved difficult to score on. Jones allowed 7.7 points per game, with just three opponents scoring in double-digits. One of those was Bethel in Week 9, which scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter after Jones built a 56-3 lead. Anchored by defensive tackle Ty Hughes up front, and with several talented athletes on the back end, Jones has allowed just 166.1 total yards per game. Fourth-ranked Jones will host Marlow in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday. DEPEW'S QUINONES RUNS WILD In a win that helped Depew close out a 9-1 regular season, running back Steve Quinones piled up an impressive stat line last Friday. The sophomore rushed for 389 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries, eclipsing the 2,200-yard mark for the season. Depew defeated South Coffeyville 58-40 to seal up a home playoff game this week. Tenth-ranked Depew will host Weleetka at 7:30 p.m. Friday. COLLEGE POSTCARD: MOORE GRAD SHIELDS WINS HONOR AT ST. GREG'S Moore High School product Richard Shields was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in three games last week for St. Gregory's University in Shawnee. The 6-foot-3 senior guard averaged 24.0 points and 5.7 rebounds as SGU went 2-1 on the week. He made 50.0 percent of his field-goal tries and 78.6 percent of his free throws.
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 4, 2015
Boykin, among the Heisman Trophy frontrunners, has few peers as a dual-threat quarterback.
OSU football journal: Trevone Boykin has Cowboys' full attention
By John Helsley Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 4, 2015Through eight games, OSU has faced some good quarterbacks. No one, however, like Trevone Boykin. No one close. Boykin, among the Heisman Trophy frontrunners, has few peers as a dual-threat quarterback. He's got the stats: 365 passing yards per game, with 28 touchdowns, completing 67 percent of his throws; 524 rushing yards, with six more TDs. He's the Big 12 total offense leader. And he's got clutch credentials, too, rallying the Horned Frogs to wins at Texas Tech and Kansas State. “If there's a more dynamic player out there in college football, I haven't seen it,” said Cowboys coach Mike Gundy. So heading into Saturday's showdown with No. 8 TCU (CFP Rankings), much focus centers on Boykin. And that still might not be enough. “He creates a lot of issues,” said OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. “It doesn't take long on film to see that he can throw, he can elude the rush, he's got an unbelievable release and he's a tremendous running back with the ball in his hand. He's got great vision. “They do a great job of game-planning for him and creating plays for him. Even with it's not there, he'll create something for himself. I don't think he gets tackled much, he just runs out of field. “I don't have the answer on how to slow him down yet. And who knows if we'll have it on Saturday?” No team has found that answer yet. “If there were an answer scheme-wise, Xs and Os, I'm guessing someone would have come up with a solution by now,” Gundy said. “He's going to make plays.” Still, the Cowboys won't be conceding anything. “I also want to make sure that everyone understands,” Gundy said, “our defense is going to come out and play hard and we'll use our team speed and I'll be surprised if our guys don't play well.” QUOTABLE Cowboys safety Jordan Sterns on his team's many down-to-the-wire wins: “That's all you have to do, find a way. It doesn't have to be pretty. People love to see you win by big numbers, of course, but at the same time, if you get the job done, you get the job done. Sometimes I think it makes it even better that we've been through all those close games. When it comes to crunch time, we've been there before. You keep that attitude, I feel like things can't go wrong.” TCU RULING THE ROAD The Horned Frogs have a history of solid play on the road. They're 11-6 in enemy stadiums as a member of the Big 12. And it's gotten better of late, even when the games get tight. Four of TCU's last six Big 12 road tests have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Frogs are 4-0 in those games. TCU is tied for sixth nationally for the most road wins over AP Top 25 teams (6) since 2009 and has the nation's third-best road record overall (29-7, .806 winning percentage) since 2009. JONESING FOR A RB? ONE WHO GOT AWAY Remember Ronald Jones II, OSU's prized running back commitment who flipped to Southern Cal last January. He's doing fine. Better than fine, actually. Jones II stands as USC's leading rusher as a true freshman, taking command of the position with big games in recent weeks. With an increasingly expanding role, Jones II has produced 533 rushing yards on a 7.6 per-carry average. And his five rushing scores are tied for the team lead. For OSU, he's one that got away, because he sure seemed destined to be a Cowboy. A four-star running back out of McKinney, Texas, Jones II had been committed to the Cowboys since early April of 2014. He and his family attended several Cowboys practices, always decked out in OSU gear. Gundy had a much-needed running back for the future, and Jones II was all but guaranteed of being an instant starter. The long-term relationship between OSU and Ronald Jones II reached an abrupt end during last season, as the Cowboys spun through a five-game losing streak and the offensive line revealed as lacking. Then in December, Jones II backed off his commitment to the Cowboys, eventually going with the Trojans. EXTRA POINTS * Saturday's OSU-TCU game matches the all-time winningest coaches at the two schools. Gundy has 92 wins to lead the Cowboys, while Gary Patterson's 140 wins are tops for the Horned Frogs. * Two TCU starters hail from Oklahoma high schools. Left guard Jamelle Naff, a Del City product, has started the last 21 games and 23 overall in his career. Defensive tackle Davion Pierson, out of Millwood, is in his fourth year as a regular and his 35 career starts rank second among current Frogs.
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 1, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second...
High school football: Class 6A and 5A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Nov 1, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second Edmond Santa Fe: Third with win and Putnam City win or Edmond Memorial win. Third with loss, Edmond Memorial loss and Putnam City win. Fourth with Edmond Memorial loss and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Memorial win and Putnam City win. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Fourth with win and Edmond Santa Fe win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and Putnam City win. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Putnam City: Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial loss and Edmond Santa Fe win. District 6A-I-2 Key Games: Mustang at Moore, Owasso at Putnam North, Southmoore at Norman North, Tulsa Union at Edmond North. Tulsa Union: First. Southmoore: Second with win. Third with loss. Norman North: Second with win. Third with loss. Mustang: Fourth with win or Edmond North loss. Edmond North: Fourth with win and Mustang loss. District 6A-II-1 Key Games: Bixby at Sand Springs. Tulsa Washington: First. Bartlesville: Second. Sand Springs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Bixby: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 6A-II 2 Key Games: Choctaw at Lawton, Putnam West at Enid, Stillwater at Lawton Eisenhower. Lawton: First. Midwest City: Second with Stillwater loss. Third with Stillwater win. Stillwater: Second with win. Third with loss and Putnam West loss. Fourth with loss and Putnam West win. Putnam West: Third with win and Stillwater loss. Fourth with win and Stillwater win. Choctaw: Fourth with win and Enid win. Fourth with loss and Enid win where Enid gains 22 or fewer district points on Choctaw. Enid: Fourth with win and Choctaw loss where Enid gains 23 or more district points on Choctaw. District 5A-1 Key Games: Ardmore at Duncan, Chickasha at Del City. Lawton MacArthur: First. Altus: Second. Ardmore: Third with win or Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Duncan: Third with win and Chickasha win. Fourth with win and Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Del City: Fourth with win and Ardmore win. District 5A-2 Key Games: Deer Creek at Guthrie, McGuinness at Piedmont, Southeast at Carl Albert. McGuinness: First. Guthrie: Second with win. Third with loss. Deer Creek: Second with win. Third with loss. Carl Albert: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Piedmont loss. Piedmont: Fourth with win and Carl Albert loss. District 5A-3 Key Games: Durant at Tulsa Kelley, Tulsa Memorial at McAlester. Skiatook: First. McAlester: Second with win or Tulsa Kelley win. Third with loss and Durant win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with McAlester win or win and Tulsa Memorial win. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Durant win. Fourth with Tulsa Kelley win. Fourth with loss and Durant win where Tulsa Memorial loses 11 or fewer district points to Durant. Durant: Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial win. Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial loss where Durant gains 12 or more district points on Tulsa Memorial. District 5A-4 Key Games: Collinsville at Tulsa East Central, Tahlequah at Coweta, Tulsa Edison at Grove. Coweta: First with win. Second with loss. Tahlequah: First with win. Second with loss and Collinsville loss. Third with loss and Collinsville win. Collinsville: Second with win and Coweta win. Third with win and Coweta loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 19 or fewer district points to Tulsa Edison. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 20 or more district points to Tulsa Edison. Pryor: Fourth with Collinsville win or Tulsa Edison loss. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 20 or more district points on Collinsville. Fourth with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 19 or fewer district points on Collinsville.
Oct 30, 2015
With the win, Lawton MacArthur (9-0, 5-0) wrapped up the district championship.
High school football: Lawton Mac clinches district title with rout of Del City
By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Oct 30, 2015DEL CITY — Top-ranked Lawton MacArthur looked like it might be in trouble against Del City in the early going of Friday night's District 5A-1 football game. The Highlanders fumbled away a punt and then turned the ball over on their own 2-yard line when the punter couldn't handle a high snap. Del City and heralded quarterback Terry Wilson, however, couldn't convert the turnovers into points, and the defending Class 5A champs rolled a 37-0 win at Kalsu Stadium. With the win, Lawton MacArthur (9-0, 5-0) wrapped up the district championship. “It's a good feeling,” said Lawton Mac coach Brett Manning. “Everybody said at the beginning of the season that this was the toughest district in the state regardless of class. I don't think it's disappointed. To win this is a big deal for us.” Del City (5-4, 3-3) was no match for Manning's defense, which limited Wilson and the Eagles to 181 yards of total offense and nine first downs. Del City didn't register a first down until 8:21 remained in the first half. “I thought our defense played great early on and gave us an opportunity,” said Del City coach Nick Warehime. “But the margin of error is not very much against Lawton MacArthur.” Wilson, who is committed to the University of Oregon, completed 7-of-22 passes for 125 yards and one interception. The Eagles rushed for 56 yards. Wilson, who was sacked three times, totaled minus-35 yards rushing. Twice in the first half, when the Highlanders built a 30-0 lead, the defense held Del City without points inside the five-yard line. Both times, Lawton MacArthur's offense made the Eagles pay. The first time, receiver Ronnie Kimball took a screen pass from quarterback JR Winningham and raced 82 yards for the team's first touchdown. The second, Winningham found Marcus Taylor for 84 yards to the Eagles' 14-yard line. Three plays later, running back Teddy Thomas scored from the 1 to make it 23-0 and the rout was on. “You've got to put those guys down early then be willing to stand toe-to-toe with them,” Warehime said. “They're good in every phase of the game. Every phase.”
High school football: Christian Heritage honors longtime coach John Merrell, tops Oklahoma ChristianOct 29, 2015
Down one at halftime, the Crusaders got a spark from freshman Bridge Bullard and senior Joseph Lemieux took over in a wild 28-24 victory at Crusader Field.
High school football: Christian Heritage honors longtime coach John Merrell, tops Oklahoma Christian
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 29, 2015DEL CITY — Second-year Christian Heritage coach Tony Merrell was feeling the pressure Thursday. On the night his parents were being honored for their long, successful tenures as coaches at CHA, Merrell felt he needed a win over Oklahoma Christian School to really complete the festivities. Down one at halftime, the Crusaders got a spark from freshman Bridge Bullard and senior Joseph Lemieux took over in a wild 28-24 victory at Crusader Field. “That was a little bit of pressure,” Merrell said. “Nobody was putting it on me, but I was putting a lot on myself. I definitely didn't want to do this after a loss. I'm just proud of (my parents). I'm glad we get to honor them.” Following the game, the school surprised longtime coach and athletic director John Merrell when it announced plans to name the athletic complex Christian Heritage Academy John Merrell Athletic Complex. “I told my wife I thought you had to die before they name something after you,” said John Merrell, who coached CHA from 1983-2013 and went 257-91 overall before retiring. Merrell's wife Deani was also honored for her accomplishments as a cheerleading coach with the school. Deani led the Crusaders to 22 National Christian Cheerleading championships, five Oklahoma Christian School Athletic Association titles and two Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association titles. “My mom, she might be the best coach of them all,” Tony Merrell said. “I'm not kidding. I've got a pretty good lineage.” CHA (4-5, 3-2 District 2A-2) trailed 8-7 at halftime. It started gaining momentum on the opening possession of the third when Lemieux scored on a 28-yard pass from receiver Tatum Chapman. But the real spark came when Bullard forced Dawson Schick to fumble on the next play and CHA's Josh Condreay recovered. Five plays later, Lemieux scampered into the end zone from 8 yards out for a 21-8 lead. “We just took the momentum and went with it in the second half,” said Lemieux, who finished with three total touchdowns. OCS (4-5, 3-2) attempted a comeback late in the fourth quarter after falling behind 28-8. The Saints perfectly executed a hook-and-ladder play with 1:39 remaining. Quarterback Thomas Qualls threw 8 yards to Austin Puckett, who then pitched it to Schick, who beat defenders down the sideline for the final 53 yards. Schick and Qualls then hooked up on the two-point conversion to make the deficit 28-16. OCS recovered the ensuing onside kick, and three plays later London Crytzer scored on a 39-yard run. Jacob Smith ran the ball in on the two-point conversion, and the CHA lead was down to 28-24 with 1:11 left. But CHA recovered the next onside kick and ran out the clock, preserving a victory on a night that everything went right in front of the program's longtime leader. “He's a great man and he knows a lot about what he's doing,” Lemieux said about his former coach John Merrell. “He's just a great Godly influence on me and the other guys. It's definitely more enjoyable to know we got the good win, especially when he was being honored.”
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 19, 2015
Waters, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., on Monday amid a disciplinary situation at his former school.
High school notebook: Norman North's Lindy Waters no longer with team
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 19, 2015Highly recruited Norman North boys basketball player Lindy Waters III will no longer be attending the school. Waters, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., on Monday amid a disciplinary situation at his former school. Norman Public Schools officials could not confirm whether Waters left the school on his own, or if he had been suspended or dismissed. “We are not able to comment on any student's attendance status,” Alesha Leemaster, the district's director of public relations, told The Oklahoman. Waters gathered scholarship offers from a wide variety of schools over the summer, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Butler, Houston, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Mercer and several others. He also has multiple opportunities at Ivy League programs. IDABEL'S WELLS COMMITS TO WYOMING One of the state's top football prospects is off the board. Idabel's K.J. Wells verbally committed to Wyoming on Sunday, announcing his decision on his Twitter page. “Well it's official! I verbally committed to the university of Wyoming this morning,” he tweeted while on an official visit with the school. Wells is ranked No. 8 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of the state's top recruits for the 2016 class. He is being recruited as an athlete. He's played receiver and most recently quarterback for Idabel. Last season, he accounted for 27 touchdowns — 12 passing, 12 rushing and three receiving. Wells chose Wyoming over scholarship offers from Houston, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State, TCU and UTEP. Wyoming has now landed four Oklahomans from the 2016 class. Wells joins Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett, Ada linebacker Shiloh Windsor and Hollis offensive lineman Jace Webb as verbal commitments. MILLWOOD'S MICHELBY DAVIS OFFERED BY WESTERN ILLINOIS Millwood defensive end Michelby Davis received his first Division I scholarship offer on Monday, from Western Illinois. Davis, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior, plays a variety of roles for Millwood, including defensive end, tight end, wide receiver and kicker. UT-San Antonio, coached by Oklahoma native Larry Coker, has also been in to see him practice recently as well. LAWTON MAC SURVIVES TOUGH STRETCH Top-ranked Lawton MacArthur's comeback victory over No. 2 Ardmore was not only thrilling, but crucial in the Class 5A defending champion's pursuit of the District 5A-1 title. The Highlanders' 29-28 win concluded an undefeated three-week stretch against the heart of the district with Altus, Duncan and Ardmore, which left them atop the district as the lone undefeated team. “It's hard to look forward in our district,” Lawton MacArthur coach Brett Manning said. “We haven't been able to sit down and look at all of the possibilities and scenarios. It's been murder's row there in our schedule. I know it's the old cliché of one game at a time, but it's really been that way. “I really like where we are. I think we have set ourselves up to enter the playoffs in the best possible spot we could.” Lawton MacArthur (7-0, 4-0) has district games remaining against Chickasha, Del City and El Reno. Those three are a combined 4-8 in district play. The Highlanders won their games against Altus and Ardmore by a combined total of three points. “I'm telling you, Altus and Ardmore are very, very good teams,” Manning said. “I feel like coming out of that and winning those games, I feel very fortunate to be in the position we are. “It's also gratifying because I guarantee you there's nobody in the state that thought we would be where we are right now. We've still got a long ways to go to reach our goals, but losing 19 starters like we did off of last year's team, it feels really good to have such a good start this year.” Against Ardmore, receiver Jarviear Christon caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from JR Winningham with 58 seconds remaining. Manning then elected to go for the win and sent in safety Walter Neil to run their version of the wildcat formation. Lawton MacArthur ran the formation earlier in the game with a sweep to the right. This time, Neil went left, Christon delivered a big block and Neil converted the two-point play. HASLEY, MULLIGAN TAKE OJGT TITLES Piedmont's Dustin Hasley and Norman North's Kaitlin Milligan won the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour Tournament of Champions over the weekend. Hasley shot rounds of 70-69 for a 139 total at Lincoln Park West to edge Hydro's Kason Cook and Mooreland's Zac Owens by one shot. In the girls tournament, Milligan shot 77-72 for a six-stroke victory. Jordan Wilson of Edmond shot 75-73 to win the boys 12-14 age division by one shot.