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Nov 24, 2015
ESPN "College GameDay" analyst Desmond Howard won't be in Stillwater for Saturday's 8-11 a.m. telecast in advance of the Bedlam game as he is being honored by his alma mater, the University of Michigan.
Media notes: "College GameDay" analyst Desmond Howard to be honored by Michigan
By Mel Bracht Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 24, 2015ESPN "College GameDay" analyst Desmond Howard won't be in Stillwater for Saturday's 8-11 a.m. telecast in advance of the Bedlam game as he is being honored by his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Howard's No. 21 jersey will be retired before Michigan's game against Ohio State (11 a.m., ABC) Saturday, and he will provide live segments from Ann Arbor, Mich., during "College GameDay." The 1991 Heisman Trophy winner, Howard caught 32 touchdown passes in his three-year college career. He also rushed for two touchdowns and returned two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns. "College GameDay" host Rece Davis will be joined in Stillwater by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski. Herbstreit also will call the Bedlam game with Chris Fowler and reporter Heather Cox. Short takes •Cox Communications (Cox 3 and 703, coxhshub.com) will air the Class 4A semifinal between Wagoner (12-0) and Cascia Hall (7-4) at 7 p.m. Friday from Jenks High School. The defending 4A state champion, Wagoner beat Cascia Hall 14-7 in the regular season. Nathan Thompson will call the game with analyst Mike Ziegenhorn and sideline reporters Rod Thompson and Deion Imade. •Expect a good TV rating for the Iowa at Nebraska game at 2:30 p.m. Friday on KOCO-5 as the Hawkeyes try to remain unbeaten in their bid for the College Football Playoffs (Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer and Olivia Harlan).
Nov 20, 2015
STILLWATER — The red-headed quarterback has quite the backstory. Picked in the baseball draft. Decided to give college football a try when pro ball didn't work out. Walked on to the team right down the road. Became the starter and led his team to great heights. Now, he loves Oklahoma State. And lots of other Big 12 teams. No, we're not talking about Brandon Weeden. The former walk-on...
OSU football: If you love Cowboy football, chances are you love Joel Klatt, too
By Jenni Carlson Columnist email@example.com | Nov 20, 2015STILLWATER — The red-headed quarterback has quite the backstory. Picked in the baseball draft. Decided to give college football a try when pro ball didn't work out. Walked on to the team right down the road. Became the starter and led his team to great heights. Now, he loves Oklahoma State. And lots of other Big 12 teams. No, we're not talking about Brandon Weeden. The former walk-on quarterback turned Cowboy lover in question is Joel Klatt. Before this season, Klatt was an up-and-coming analyst for Fox. Now, he's the guy taking dead aim at the College Football Playoff selection committee. He's claimed bias against high-scoring, pass-happy offenses. He's pointed out stats that favor SEC and Big Ten teams. In other words, if you love a team in the Big 12, you love Joel Klatt. "Kind of a rising star," Cowboy coach Mike Gundy said. "I haven't heard all of it, but people have shared with me what he's said. If you just put things on a board and you look at what makes sense, he makes pretty good sense." No team stands to potentially benefit more from the patron saint of Big 12 football than the Cowboys. Most folks believe OSU will be in the Final Four if it keeps winning — a trend that must continue Saturday night against Baylor — but with a non-conference schedule that was embarrassingly easy and a slew of closer-than-expected wins, OSU should welcome each and every assist. No one is throwing more dimes than Klatt. So, who is this guy? The baseball-player-turned-walk-on-quarterback bit is absolutely true. Born and raised in Arvada, Colo., Klatt played high school football for his dad, but despite being one of the better quarterbacks in the state, he only got small-college offers. When the San Diego Padres selected him in the 11th round of the 2000 draft, he gave pro baseball a try. After two years, Klatt decided he'd had enough of the minor-league life, went home to Colorado and walked on to the football team in Boulder. A year later, he was the starting quarterback, and by the time his career was over, he held nearly two dozen school records. Klatt even led Colorado to back-to-back appearances in the Big 12 title game as the north division champ. A Big 12 alum who liked to throw it around? An underdog who had to prove himself? And now he works for one of the networks broadcasting the Big 12? No wonder Klatt is so strident about the league not getting enough love. In interviews, he's insisted he isn't advocating for any one conference. Rather, he is standing up for what he believes. The Big 12 is a big-time beneficiary. Joel Klatt happens to be calling Saturday's game in Stillwater. Cowboy fans who see him might want to shake his hand or pat his back or kiss the ground he walks on. Isn't that how you treat a saint? Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at (405) 475-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Like her at facebook.com/JenniCarlsonOK, follow her at twitter.com/jennicarlson_ok or view her personality page at newsok.com/jennicarlson.
Nov 20, 2015
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor stands in the way of perhaps the biggest Bedlam matchup ever.Rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will face off next week in a matchup that could vault the winner into the College Football Playoff. For the stakes to be that high, No. 4 Oklahoma State (10-0, 7-0 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) will need to do its part and defeat a Baylor team that is trying to bounce back from...
Before Bedlam, Oklahoma St. must deal with Baylor
By CLIFF BRUNT, Associated Press | Nov 20, 2015STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor stands in the way of perhaps the biggest Bedlam matchup ever. Rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will face off next week in a matchup that could vault the winner into the College Football Playoff. For the stakes to be that high, No. 4 Oklahoma State (10-0, 7-0 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) will need to do its part and defeat a Baylor team that is trying to bounce back from last week's 44-34 loss to Oklahoma. Baylor has Oklahoma State's undivided attention. The 10th-ranked Bears (8-1, 5-1, No. 10 CFP) lead the nation in points and yards per game, and their defense has plenty of talent. "It's another chance for us to play well and show people around the country what we're really about," Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph said. "We're playing a great team in Baylor. It's a high-powered offense and a great defense, so it will be an awesome challenge. It's something we've been looking forward to." The Cowboys are the league's only unbeaten team, and they can clinch a share of the conference title Saturday. Baylor also still has a chance to win the conference. "The way I can mathematically figure it, I think we're still very much alive," Baylor coach Art Briles said. "It's very hard to go undefeated in this league. We know that, and everyone else in the league knows it." Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham said the Bears have something to prove. And a win against an unbeaten team on the road this late in the year would look awfully good on the Bears' resume. "I think we always have a chip on our shoulder," he said. "That's how it is here at Baylor. But we're going to approach this week like we do every week. OSU is a great football team and a great program, and we know they'll have a live crowd there in Stillwater." Here are some things to watch on Saturday: HANDLING OGBAH Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah ranks third nationally with 11 sacks. He has 15.5 tackles for loss and 17 quarterback hurries. Left tackle Spencer Drango and his teammates will try to keep Ogbah away from Stidham, who is recovering from a back injury. "He's very good," said Drango, a first-team All-American last season. "He leads the conference in sacks, so it'll be a good challenge. I think he'll switch sides a little bit. But he's tall and disruptive in the backfield, so it'll be a good challenge for us." COWBOYS QBs Oklahoma State plays two very different quarterbacks. Rudolph, the starter, is a 6-foot-4 sophomore pocket passer who has thrown for more than 3,000 yards this season. J.W. Walsh is a dual threat quarterback who plays mostly in short yardage and red zone situations. He has 10 rushing and 10 passing touchdowns. BAYLOR BALANCE? Baylor statistically has one of the most balanced offenses in college football, but that hasn't been the case the past few games. After rushing for at least 276 yards in each of their first seven games, the Bears were held to 103 yards against Kansas State and 159 against Oklahoma. They'll need to do better to help slow Ogbah. COLEMAN COMEBACK Baylor star receiver Corey Coleman leads the nation in yards receiving per game and his 20 touchdown grabs, but Oklahoma held him to three catches for 51 yards last week. He also failed to reach the end zone for the first time this season. FRESHMAN JITTERS? Stidham was one of the nation's top recruits coming out of high school, but Ogbah still sees a young player on film. "You can tell he's a true freshman," Ogbah said. "You can see in his eyes, he gets nervous, too. I know he doesn't want to run, he'd rather sit in the pocket and throw the ball."
OSU football: Cowboys radio crew pulls double header, calls men's basketball game and win over Iowa StateNov 15, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The voices of the Cowboys — Dave Hunziker and John Holcomb — delayed their trip to Ames for the good of the program. The men's basketball program. A day before calling the OSU football team's 35-21 win over Iowa State, Hunziker and Holcomb called the OSU basketball team's season opening 91-57 win over Tennessee-Martin Friday night, then climbed in the car for the eight-hour drive...
OSU football: Cowboys radio crew pulls double header, calls men's basketball game and win over Iowa State
By John Helsley, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Nov 15, 2015AMES, Iowa — The voices of the Cowboys — Dave Hunziker and John Holcomb — delayed their trip to Ames for the good of the program. The men's basketball program. A day before calling the OSU football team's 35-21 win over Iowa State, Hunziker and Holcomb called the OSU basketball team's season opening 91-57 win over Tennessee-Martin Friday night, then climbed in the car for the eight-hour drive up I-35. Typically a part of the travel party on the team charter flights, they arrived safely and timely, calling the football game for what amounted to a night-day doubleheader. “It was a four-four-four,” Hunziker said. “We drove four hours to Liberty, Missouri, we slept four hours, then we drove four more. So it wasn't bad.” Understandably, Hunziker and Holcomb worked fast, leaving Stillwater at 9:45 following the 7 p.m. tip. The duo had pulled similar doubleheaders before, so the experience wasn't new. Still, for Hunziker, a Missouri native, this was a trip he'd been looking forward to, despite the grind. “This one was better for me, because we got to drive through some parts of the country that are very familiar to me,” Hunziker said. “I grew up in northwest Missouri. Even driving on I-35, there's some old-stomping grounds. It makes me think about playing high school sports. I was looking forward to the drive and seeing places.” The trip home was better for the radio tandem, as they joined the charter flight back to Stillwater.
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
Oklahoma State football: Iowa State draws parallels to 2011 upset in preparing for Cowboys on SaturdayNov 11, 2015
STILLWATER — Back in November 2011, Oklahoma State linebacker Chad Whitener was still a high school student in Mansfield, Texas. So, forgive him for not recalling with clarity the Cowboys’ upset double-overtime loss at Iowa State. “I knew they missed a field goal,” Whitener said. “That was really all.” Back on campus in Ames, Iowa, though, that 37-31 victory still resonates among the biggest...
Oklahoma State football: Iowa State draws parallels to 2011 upset in preparing for Cowboys on Saturday
Kyle Fredrickson | Nov 11, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3925055[/img] STILLWATER — Back in November 2011, Oklahoma State linebacker Chad Whitener was still a high school student in Mansfield, Texas. So, forgive him for not recalling with clarity the Cowboys’ upset double-overtime loss at Iowa State. “I knew they missed a field goal,” Whitener said. “That was really all.” Back on campus in Ames, Iowa, though, that 37-31 victory still resonates among the biggest wins in program history. Especially during a week the Cyclones welcome yet another undefeated Cowboys team to town with similar circumstances. “There’s certainly a lot of similarities with the date of the game, with their high rankings, and playoffs on the line for their football team,” Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads told local media this week. The only remaining ISU players left from that season are now fifth-year seniors, including starting center Jamison Lalk, who watched the 2011 games from the ISU sideline. “I was like, ‘this is amazing, I wish I was out there,’” Lalk said. “These past years, I was like, yea, I was here, but I didn’t really contribute a whole lot. I was just on the sideline, but now I have a chance to repeat and make a big game again.” (h/t Tommy Birch, The Des Moines Register)
Nov 10, 2015
Back in Stamford, Texas, Washington played all the high school sports he could — football, basketball, track, tennis.
Oklahoma State football: Playing multiple sports helped make James Washington a better receiver
By John Helsley Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 10, 2015STILLWATER — James Washington hauled in a third long touchdown pass against TCU, adding an element of difficulty to the play, first rising above safety Nick Orr, then pulling off a pirouette on the landing, before completing the 74-yard scoring reception. And the Cowboys wide receiver made it all look so easy. He always makes it look easy; the blow-by deep routes, the jump balls, the one-handed catches, all of it. “He's got a great ability to step on the gas when the ball is in the air to really accelerate and turn on the afterburners, so to speak,” said Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. “He's just a very, very good athlete with a lot of explosion.” Washington's got skills. Many and varied skills, it turns out. So, what's Washington's secret? His mother. Back in Stamford, Texas, Washington played all the high school sports he could — football, basketball, track, tennis. Would have played baseball, too, if only there was time. Became a black belt in taekwondo. Oh, and he played golf for fun on the weekends. And it was Chrysta Washington pushing all the way. “I played everything I could possibly play,” said Chrysta, who was a pretty good tennis player in her day. “I guess that rubbed off on him.” What didn't rub off naturally came with a nudge. “We kind of had to steer him,” Chrysta said of her and James Sr. “That tennis, that was a girls' thing for him. But he realized that, ‘Hey, it pays off, too.' “One thing will help the next thing.” Washington was a multi-sport star multiple years at Stamford High. He played on state champion football and basketball teams. He advanced to the state quarterfinals in doubles as a senior, when he also won the triple jump and the 100-meter dash at the state track meet, finished second in the 100, third in the long jump and fourth on the 800-meter relay team. “I'm going to put my kids into just as many sports as he played, so hopefully they come out as good,” said Cowboys safety Tre Flowers. Playing at a tiny 1A high school allowed Washington to thrive in so many sports. With an enrollment of 127, and 45 in his graduating class, every available athlete was needed in every sport. Washington took that personally, and literally. And looking back now, he's happy his mom kept directing him, even toward tennis. “My mom played in high school, she was really good,” Washington said. “She talked me into it. She said it would help me with all my other sports, make me quicker on my feet, quicker to change directions and obviously jumping, too, because I played the net. “All the sports together helped me become one good athlete. Tennis helped me with my agility. Track got me faster. Basketball helped with my jumping ability and timing.” There's not much to do in Stamford, population 3,000 and change. But there is opportunity to play sports. All the sports. “At some schools, particularly the big schools, they don't want you doing it,” Chrysta said. “But in these smaller towns, you get bored when you finish playing one sport. “And I always say, ‘An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' ” In street clothes, Washington doesn't come off as the nation's hottest receiver. At 6-foot and 200 pounds, he's hardly imposing. He's soft-spoken and polite and humble, too. Then on Saturdays, a transformation occurs. “When he straps it on, there's not many people like him,” said Cowboys quarterback J.W. Walsh. The last three weeks, Washington has outpaced all wideouts with 487 receiving yards and six touchdowns, with 93 percent of his 16 catches going for scores or first downs, all while he's emerged as the clear go-to guy among OSU's bloated receiving corps. Washington's 184 yards and three touchdowns against TCU resulted in an Earl Campbell National Player of the Week nod and an addendum to put him on the Biletnikoff Award watch list. What's next? More big football games for sure. And maybe even a run with the OSU track squad, which has already tried to recruit him to the relay team. Otherwise, Washington's days of playing many sports are likely over. “It was fun while it lasted,” he said. “You meet a lot people. You make friendships. You learn from other people, because there's always somebody better than you. It's a time to enjoy as long as you can. “I wouldn't trade any of it. I learned a lot.”
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)
Nov 8, 2015
Player to watch, best first-round matchup and more
High school football playoffs: Class 6A-II bracket breakdown
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 8, 2015Best first-round matchup — Bixby at Lawton: Scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, this game will have the high school stage all to itself — just like last year, when these two teams met for the first-ever 6A-II title. Player to watch — Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington: The Oklahoma State commit is one of the most dynamic players in the state, having rushed for more than 1,600 yards with 25 touchdowns, averaging more than 10 yards per carry. Roughest road — Midwest City: A mid-season loss to Stillwater dropped the Bombers to the No. 3 seed out of District 2, pairing them with one of the top title contenders, Bartlesville. And if Midwest City can get past the Bruins, it'll be either district foe Lawton or defending champ Bixby waiting in the semifinals. Team to watch — Bartlesville: A last-second loss to Tulsa Washington is the only blemish on the Bruins' record, and QB Colton Penrod has put on quite a show this season, throwing for 2,620 yards with 35 touchdowns and five interceptions. By Scott Wright, staff writer
STILLWATER — Trevone Boykin sat motionless on his backside, legs extended out, head drooping, able to move but unwilling to do so for several seconds. The TCU quarterback and Heisman hopeful was seated at the corner of the goal line in the west end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium; a goal line he didn't reach, turned away by Kevin Peterson and the Cowboys defense in what turned into...
OSU football journal: TCU's long drive just what the Cowboys needed
By John Helsley Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 7, 2015STILLWATER — Trevone Boykin sat motionless on his backside, legs extended out, head drooping, able to move but unwilling to do so for several seconds. The TCU quarterback and Heisman hopeful was seated at the corner of the goal line in the west end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium; a goal line he didn't reach, turned away by Kevin Peterson and the Cowboys defense in what turned into a dagger play in OSU's 49-29 win. The Horned Frogs, still clinging to hope, down 42-23 in the fourth quarter and with the ball at the 12:22 mark, had gone on a march. Nineteen plays, 89 yards, 7:01 off the clock, to the Cowboys 1. Perfect… for OSU. On a day of deceiving stats, the Cowboys defense forced the Horned Frogs to burn precious time, then went further, denying them the prize as well. “We love that situation,” said OSU defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, “because even though they drove down the field, they still had to enter into the end zone. And we kept them out.” On fourth down, Boykin took the snap and rolled right. The defense pushed him toward the sideline, where Peterson wrapped Boykin in a bear hug and slammed him to the turf. A premium cover corner, Peterson isn't known as a physical tackler. Yet Saturday, he was when needed. His best tackle as a Cowboy? “I feel like it is,” Peterson. “But it is collectively, as a whole. I don't feel like I made that tackle on my own. (Boykin's) a great athlete, a great kid, a great person in general. Our defensive line and linebackers had to push to keep him back there. It allowed me to be where I was.” When the Cowboys took over, only 5:21 remained. And they still led by three scores. “They burned seven minutes and end up not getting anything, which was tremendous,” said Cowboys defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer.” FAN-TASTIC SATURDAY Fans lingered after OSU's big win, with changes of “OOOOO-SSSSSS-UUUU… Cowboys!” rising from various stations of Boone Pickens Stadium. There were chants, too, of “9-and-0,” and “Gundy, Gundy.” It was a memorable mood. And maybe a makeup from two Saturdays prior, when the crowd was somber following the homecoming tragedy just down the road. Beating TCU, in the first November to Remember matchup of the month among Big 12 heavyweights, shifted the focus back to Cowboys football. “I tell you what, I've been an Oklahoma State fan for a really long time and this is a real good win,” said Corey Eubanks, a fan from Oklahoma City. “I'm pretty excited about the future. “This season has been up there with some of the best, with all the last-minute wins and Oklahoma State able to pull it out every time. It's pretty good.” The crowd was good, too. At 59,061, it was the sixth-largest in BPS history. And the stadium rocked with emotion. “I thought the fans were tremendous,” said Cowboys coach Mike Gundy, “with the stadium and the noise level. It was a great day, a great day and a great evening for college football.” Said OSU offensive tackle Zach Crabtree: “It gave us a lot of energy and we appreciate what the crowd did for us. We appreciate the fans, and when this place gets going, it's loud, it's crazy and it's hard for opponents to come into.” WASHINGTON CARRIES ON James Washington went streaking Saturday. Streaking to touchdowns and streaking, surely, into the OSU record book. The sophomore wide receiver hauled in long touchdown passes on his first two targets of the game, scoring on 48- and 50-yard receptions. Combined with last week, when he finished the Texas Tech win with touchdown catches of 75 and 73 yards, Washington produced long scoring plays on four consecutive touches. “He's been on fire lately for us,” said Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph, who delivered both touchdowns, as well as another TD hook up with Washington covering 74 yards. “James just makes plays, man, in big situations. “He's just had a chip on his shoulder from high school. He didn't have many opportunities, not a lot of recruiting attention. And he carried that chip in and he's kept it with him.” BOYKIN STRUGGLES IN STILLWATER, AGAIN Due to a scheduling quirk, Boykin has played three times in Boone Pickens Stadium. And the three visits have resulted in eight interceptions, including four Saturday. “He had a bad game,” said TCU coach Gary Patterson. “It just happened to be the game that we needed him to play well.” Boykin, whose final pick was returned for a touchdown by linebacker Chad Whitener, didn't back away from his responsibility. “You're not going to come into an environment like this and have four turnovers and expect to win the game,” he said. “You go through your senior year and you try to be perfect, and one stumble, it feels like everything has collapsed on you.” INJURIES IMPACT GAME The Cowboys played without starting defensive end Jimmy Bean, whose college career is now over after he was diagnosed with a torn ACL. Cornerbacks Peterson (ankle) and Ashton Lampkin (thumb) did play, after being considered questionable coming in. Although Peterson didn't consider himself questionable. “There was never a doubt,” Peterson said. “I knew we faced a big game, a big receiver (Josh Doctson), a big quarterback – big everything. I wanted to be a part of the win we had today. I felt like we had a good chance to win. I knew I was going to have to play to help it more.” The Horned Frogs suffered a major loss when Doctson was lost to a wrist injury late in the first half. Doctson entered the game as the Big 12's leading receiver in catches (71) and yards (1,250) and led the Frogs with 14 TD receptions. QUOTABLES * Patterson on the loss: “They kicked our butts. You can't give up big plays and you can't turn the ball over. If you do that, you're not going to win big ball games. They had 30 plays and 28 points in the first half.” * TCU safety Derrick Kindred on OSU: “They came out with a lot of fire and energy. They played up to their potential.” TWEET-TWEET A few of the Twitter highlights from Saturday: * Ogbah: “What a great birthday present! 9-0 baby!!!!!” * Former Cowboys and current Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant: “Don't forget about us pokes!!!!!” * ESPN writer Travis Haney: "I've watched a good amount of #OKState this season. This is as good as I've seen them look. Besides Kansas. But Kansas.” * Former OU offensive lineman Gabe Ikard: “Oklahoma State offense is making TCU's defense look like a high school team.”
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
Temperatures Friday are shaken, but not stirred, after the cold front yesterday. But, the sky didn't fall, as temperatures will rebound early in the next work week. In true November fashion, sunny skies with highs in the low 60s will dominate the weekend. Whether you're headed out to local high school football games Friday night or to Norman or Stillwater on Saturday, a light jacket is all...
Temperatures shaken, not stirred; 007-day forecast
By Bradon Long | Nov 6, 2015Temperatures Friday are shaken, but not stirred, after the cold front yesterday. But, the sky didn't fall, as temperatures will rebound early in the next work week. In true November fashion, sunny skies with highs in the low 60s will dominate the weekend. Whether you're headed out to local high school football games Friday night or to Norman or Stillwater on Saturday, a light jacket is all that's needed to enjoy your weekend. Watch the video above for more on your weekend and game day forecasts.
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 2, 2015
Olive Garden at 6330 Southwest 3rd Street, off Interstate 40 between Rockwell Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, will host a fundraiser for the Haws family Tuesday night.
High school notebook: Olive Garden to host fundraiser for Bethany's Hudson Haws
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Nov 2, 2015On the heels of two successful fundraising dinners by local restaurants, a third has joined the mix to help injured Bethany football player Hudson Haws. Olive Garden at 6330 Southwest 3rd Street, off Interstate 40 between Rockwell Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, will host a fundraiser for the Haws family Tuesday night. Part of the proceeds from all sales from 4 p.m.-close Tuesday will go to the family, and donations will also be accepted. Swadley's Bar-B-Q in Bethany served lunch on Sunday at the high school gym and raised more than $37,000. While the final numbers weren't known from Monday's event at Papa Angelo's Pizza, the restaurant had to close early when it ran out of pizza dough. STATE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR WENDY'S HEISMAN The Oklahoma finalists for the annual Wendy's High School Heisman awards were recently announced, with two athletes from the Oklahoma City area and the state's most recognized quarterback making the list. Westmoore's Sydney Chastain and Deer Creek's Paige Nall both made the list. Chastain is a standout basketball player at Westmoore, where she averaged 9.6 points last year as a junior. Nall is a standout swimmer for Deer Creek. Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine also made the list. He recently broke the state's record for career passing yards and also holds the mark for career touchdowns. The list will be narrowed down to two state winners next week — a boy and a girl. From there, 10 finalists are picked across the country for the final round. Other state finalists include Traynor Blasengame of Stuart; Shalee Brantley of Broken Brow; Omid Darbandi of Tulsa Memorial; Trenton Fletcher of Fox; Dyllan Haworth of Weatherford; Sydney Hutchison of Fairview; Katie Kirkhart of Hilldale; Jordan Kunka of Owasso; Sydney McSlarrow of Coweta; Addison Munsch of Boise City; Sierra Parker of Turner; Morgan Phelps of Fox; Kellen Stauder of Tulsa Union; Matthew Stephens of Rejoice Christian; Joshua Sylvester of Drumright; Nicholas Williams of Sapulpa; Landon Wolf of Tulsa East Central. STILLWATER RUN GAME OVERPOWERS ENID The rainy conditions worked out well for Stillwater, as it churned out 588 rushing yards in a big 48-37 win at Enid to seal a playoff position. Three different players rushed for more than 100 yards with Josiah Castleberry rushing for 209 yards and the decisive touchdown. “Our offensive line did a great job,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “They've been getting better and better every week. We've got just a bunch of young guys up there that keep improving. They were making some big holes for all of those guys to run through.” Quarterback Josh Brownlee also rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing for one. The Pioneers moved receiver Jordan Brown, who is verbally committed to Tulsa, into the backfield as well, and he rushed for 149 yards and two TDs. Stillwater travels to Lawton Eisenhower on Friday where a win guarantees second in District 6A-II-2. A loss could put the Pioneers at third or fourth based on multiple scenarios. LEXINGTON MOVES CLOSER TO PLAYOFFS Lexington beat Dibble 22-21 on Friday to move one step closer to a playoff berth entering the final game against Hobart. Sophomore running back Zack Smith added to his already impressive season with 160 yards and two touchdowns. He now has more than 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns on the year. “Which is crazy because the level of competition we've played is pretty good,” coach Jeff Hall said. Lexington led by nine in the fourth until Dibble got a touchdown and two-point conversion with about five minutes remaining. The Bulldogs then chewed up the clock before a punt pinned Dibble on its own 1 with a minute remaining. Lexington's defense then held firm for the victory. Lexington is 4-5 overall and 2-3 in District 2A-3 play. A win over Hobart locks up the fourth spot. A loss and Dibble win over Frederick would force a three-way tie that will come down to district points.
Nov 1, 2015
The Horned Frogs face the task of defending J.W. Walsh and Mason Rudolph on Saturday when they play the Cowboys in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State football: TCU faces difficult task of preparing for Cowboys’ two-quarterback system
By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 1, 2015STILLWATER — Mike Yurcich sat in a metal folding chair Saturday night in the tunnel outside the visiting locker room at AT&T Jones Stadium as reporters cycled through. He was a popular guy. Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator answered an abundance of questions about his two-quarterback game plan that produced 56 points in the Cowboys' 70-53 victory at Texas Tech, and next week, a 2:30 p.m. home showdown with undefeated TCU. But before heading to the team bus to catch a flight back to Stillwater, Yurcich had a question of his own. It wasn't directed at TCU coach Gary Patterson, however, it might as well have been. “How much of your game plan is for J-Dub?” J-Dub, of course, is quarterback J.W. Walsh. And if Patterson paid any attention to what took place in Lubbock, the question has almost certainly already run through his mind. Walsh accounted for 247 total yards of offense and was responsible for three touchdowns. Unlike the past seven games in which the fifth-year senior backup was mostly a red-zone weapon, Walsh took the majority of second half snaps to help erase a 10-point halftime deficit. Starting quarterback Mason Rudolph struggled early, tossing an interception and allowing the ball to slip from his hand pre-throw in the first quarter, but finished with a respectable 60 percent completion percentage, 285 yards passing and two touchdowns. There's no OSU quarterback controversy. Just a big problem for opposing defensive coordinators tasked with preparing their players to face the duo. “If J-Dub is 10 percent or 15 percent of what you do, that's taking away from probably 60 percent of their study time,” Yurcich said. “Maybe it's only 40 percent. I don't know. I guess it depends on what defense you're going at and how the coordinator sees it. “That's why I don't like to coach defense. I want to coach offense. That's probably too hard to do.” No matter the quarter, down or distance to gain, the difference in OSU's offensive philosophy with each quarterback is clear. With Rudolph, OSU has the prototypical pocket passer best suited to spread the ball around to his many weapons at receiver. On Saturday, 10 different Cowboys recorded at least one reception. With Walsh, OSU has a zone-read specialist. His ability to read defenses and decide whether to handoff or keep it himself allows for play-calling flexibility, confuses defenses and alleviates pressure on the offensive line. Walsh ran the zone read at least five times Saturday, including on his 64-yard fourth quarter run. Walsh took a shotgun snap and two-hopped alongside tailback Jeff Carr, the ball placed against his chest, before Walsh pulled it back in and charged upfield for the huge gain. It's a system Walsh has run since high school, or if you ask Yurcich, long before then. “(Walsh) has been running the zone read since probably he was out of the womb,” Yurcich said. “He was probably reading defensive ends in kindergarten.” So, how does TCU go about properly preparing for both quarterbacks? Dave Campo has an idea. Campo, Kansas' defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2015, is a retired coaching veteran with more than 40 years of experience in college and the NFL. Campo is well aware of OSU's dual-quarterback system, too. In his final seasons at KU, he recruited some of Walsh's teammates at Denton Guyer (Texas) High School. “It does present a definite problem, especially if they're different types of quarterbacks,” said Campo in the press box at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, during halftime of the Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys game. “You approach things a little bit differently in practice, but the base of your defense, you really don't change. You do things that you like and you do things that work for you, because you don't have the time to change a bunch of stuff. “But if you have a running quarterback, obviously, you want to be a little bit more spy conscience with a guy breaking containment. So, you might use that with one guy and not the other guy.” Campo says his approach in game planning for two quarterbacks with different skill sets is similar to preparing for any star player with breakout potential: Identify what he does well and try to take that away. “It is splitting time,” Campo said, “but in reality, the base of your defense doesn't change.” Easier said than done. TTU coach Kliff Kingsbury knows all too well. He addressed Walsh's impact during his postgame press conference. “He's a great competitor,” Kingsbury said. “I talked about him all week. I have a tremendous amount of respect for that young man. Sticking around, sticking it out, waiting his turn. When he's in the game they tend to play up. He made some great throws, made some great runs. Can't give him enough credit.”
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 31, 2015
Editor's note: Due to an error caused by the time change over the weekend, the poll will remain open for voting until Wednesday at noon. It’s nearing the end of the regular season and playoff spots are being determined thanks to some impressive performances in Week 9 of the high school football season around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best...
VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Oct 31, 2015Editor's note: Due to an error caused by the time change over the weekend, the poll will remain open for voting until Wednesday at noon. It’s nearing the end of the regular season and playoff spots are being determined thanks to some impressive performances in Week 9 of the high school football season around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Josiah Castleberry, Stillwater: On a night where Stillwater’s ground game was strong, Castleberry was the workhorse with 211 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. His 63-yard score in the fourth quarter put the Pioneers ahead for good in a 48-37 win over Enid. Chris Friday, Douglass: The junior running back carried the load for the Trojans in a 36-6 win over Blanchard. He rushed 45 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns to keep his team alive in the playoff hunt. Josh Hampton, Cashion: The receiver had a monster night in a 52-21 win over Watonga, catching 13 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns. He scored on receptions of 63, 11, 34, 20 and 14 yards. Braden Hudson, Putnam City: Hudson was outstanding in a 28-21 overtime win over Norman that keeps Putnam City in the playoff picture. He went 26 for 38 for 370 yards and a two touchdowns, along with two rushing scores. Grant Martin, Harrah: With heavy rain in Bristow, Martin took over on the ground for Harrah in a 38-28 win. He carried the ball 36 times and finished with a huge total of 424 yards and three touchdowns. Michael Nolen, Meeker: Nolan was huge at quarterback in a 42-28 upset of previously unbeaten John Marshall, throwing four touchdown passes and rushing for another. Zack Smith, Lexington: The sophomore running back had another big performance for the Bulldogs, rushing for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-21 win over Dibble to keep his team in the playoff picture. Maurice Wright, Luther: The senior star rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, while also catching a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that helped seal a 36-12 win over Millwood to win District 2A-2.
Oct 29, 2015
Getting to OSU wasn’t easy for Washington, who went largely un-recruited with his varied athletic exploits taking place well off the usual grid of talent scouts.
OSU football: Cowboys found a gem in James Washington
By John Helsley Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 29, 2015STILLWATER – Out in Stamford, Texas, they've canceled the regular Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event for Saturday night. Seems folks are leaving town, heading over to Highway 84 for the 147-mile drive northwest into Lubbock to catch a more popular attraction: James Washington. A product of Stamford (population 3,124), Washington remains must-see material for all in town who cheered him as a four-sport star at Stamford High; much as he's become a popular attraction for Oklahoma State fans. And with the sophomore receiver making his first trip to Texas Tech with the Cowboys, the candy will wait, he's the treat. “All of the people of this community, we try to get behind our kids,” said Chrysta Washington, James' mother. “Some of them have never seen something like this and it's an opportunity, because it's so close. “So a lot of them said, ‘We want to go support him.' “He should have a lot of people there to try and root him on.” Stamford rarely sees one of its own on such a stage. Golfer Charles Coody, who beat Jack Nicklaus for the 1971 Masters, is a native. Bob Harrison, an All-American lineman at Oklahoma in the 1950s, is another local product. Still, rising to fame from Stamford has proven difficult. And just getting to OSU wasn't easy for Washington, who went largely un-recruited with his varied athletic exploits taking place well off the usual grid of talent scouts. So, eventually, at the urging of his high school coach Wayne Hutchinson, Washington took his talents to the scouts. “My senior year, no one really recruited me, so I went to a lot of camps and spent a lot of money, just to try and get picked up,” said Washington, the Cowboys' second-leading receiver. “I wanted to get picked up anywhere, because I love the game of football. If I could go somewhere and play, that would be great with me. “I went wherever I could and competed however I could, just trying to make something happen.” Chrysta, however, wasn't so sure. “We tried one camp and after that Coach Hutchinson said try this one, and this one. I'm like, ‘Hey coach, too many camps.' “But every time we'd come back home, James told me, ‘Mom, I learned this. I learned that.' When you're in these smaller schools like this, you don't get all the best of the best coaches.” Washington didn't attend camp at OSU, which usually rules a prospect out with Cowboys coaches, especially obscure prospects without any scholarship offers to offer some sense of legitimacy. Still, OSU coaches got a tip on Washington after he performed well at a camp in Dallas. And they had video on him, even it wasn't exactly what they're used to viewing. “He didn't have a whole lot of football video on there,” said Cowboys receivers coach Kasey Dunn. “He had a lot of basketball. It was kind of split. “The video is grainy. It's small-town stuff. The cameraman is shaking and going all over the place.” There was enough, though, to like. And Washington's accomplishments were impressive, even if he did them at a 1A high school. His final two seasons at Stamford, Washington caught 151 passes for 2,503 yards and 46 touchdowns in leading his team to a second straight Class 1A state championship. And that was just part of the story. He'd been to the state track meet in five events every spring since his freshman year, played tennis and basketball and even baseball one season. He wanted to play golf, but couldn't fit it in the spring schedule, so he saved the links for the weekends. As a senior, he'd go on to win the triple jump and the 100-meter dash at the state track meet, and finish second in the 100, third in the long jump and fourth on the 800-meter relay team. He also qualified for state in tennis, advancing to the quarterfinals in doubles. That came after he was named district Most Valuable Player in basketball. He also served on the Stamford student council. Oh, and he's a black belt in taekwondo. “You can't dispute running 21.4 (in the 200),” Dunn said. “You can't dispute jumping 23 feet. I mean, the guy won the triple jump. Then he plays tennis and basketball. In these videos, he's 360-jamming the basketball. Now, how often do you see a 6-foot guy do that? “If we're going to miss on a kid, we're going to miss on a guy that's a great character kid with unbelievable athleticism.” Except the Cowboys didn't miss. They may even have hit it big. Washington jumped into the Cowboys receiver rotation as a true freshman a year ago, leading the team with six touchdown catches and joining Dez Bryant, Marcellus Rivers and Hart Lee Dykes as the only freshmen in program history to put up a 100-yard receiving day. This season, Washington has 27 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns as one of several options in a stacked OSU receiving corps. And he has two years left to play beyond this season. So the chance Dunn and the Cowboys took on the athlete from tiny Stamford, Texas, turned out well once they invited him up for a visit, camp or no camp, resulting in a scholarship offer on the spot. “Just a great kid,” Dunn said. “And I'll tell you, his parents are awesome. “It's like you're recruiting John Wayne's son. It's awesome.” Mr. and Mrs. John Wayne, as far as James is concerned. “My mom is one of the biggest influences on my entire life,” he said. “She's a big Christian lady. She worked hard, showed me the way in a lot of things. Her and my dad are the biggest role models in my life. “I just want to be like them however I can.”
Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Miketavius Jones’ breakout fifth-year senior season a product of perseveranceOct 28, 2015
Through his first two seasons, Jones was buried on the depth chart behind established playmakers such as Justin Gilbert, Broderick Brown and Tyler Patmon. So, Jones relied his biggest strength to get noticed on special teams — speed.
Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Miketavius Jones’ breakout fifth-year senior season a product of perseverance
By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015STILLWATER — Oklahoma State fans have finally got to know No. 24 on defense this season. Back in August in Austin, he chased Jerrod Heard 22-yards deep from the line of scrimmage and spun the Texas quarterback to the turf. Last Saturday, he bore down on Kansas punter Mathew Wyman after a bad snap as he attempted a last-ditch boot. No. 24 jumped into the air, batted the ball down with both hands, picked it up, and took a running dive into the end zone for a score. Say hello to Miketavius Jones, the Cowboy cornerback with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble to go along with his special teams heroics through seven games. “He's a very valuable part of our team right now,” coach Mike Gundy said. Although, it hasn't always been that way. Through his first three years in Stillwater, Jones rarely saw the field on defense. Last season, he appeared in only the Cactus Bowl. “It hurt me deep down inside,” Jones said. “I knew I was missing my opportunity.” The pain was both self-inflicted and and circumstantial. But his return for a breakout fifth-year senior season has already become a teaching tool for defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. “I think it's a lesson for everybody on the team as to how he's handled that adversity,” Spencer said. Jones' journey to OSU began in April of 2010, when he committed to the Cowboys out of North Shore High School in Houston. Jones was a three-star prospect with scholarship offers from the likes of Baylor and Kansas, but instead followed in the footsteps of North Shore alumni Andrea May and Larry Stephens who played for OSU. There was only one problem. Jones was listed at about 155 pounds. “I knew that was going to be one of my biggest things playing at this level,” Jones said. “I was going to have a get a lot bigger and a lot stronger. So redshirting, in my mind, that wasn't a big deal.” Through his first two seasons, Jones was buried on the depth chart behind established playmakers such as Justin Gilbert, Broderick Brown and Tyler Patmon. So, Jones relied his biggest strength to get noticed on special teams — speed. “It's something crazy,” linebacker Devante Averette said. As a flyer on punts, Jones steps to the edge across from his opponent like a sprinter in his starting blocks. Just as he did in his track days at North Shore, when Jones' 100-meter and 200-meter relay teams claimed state championships his junior and senior seasons. Chasing down punts certainly felt comfortable. Spencer said if a vote was taken among Big 12 special teams coaches to rate the No. 1 players on punt coverage, Jones' name “would come up on a lot of people's polls.” “I always looked at it like it was a chance to challenge other teams, some of their faster guys, to see who's the best person in space,” Jones said. “I embraced my role fully. I enjoyed it.” Still, the goal was to crack into a role on defense. Everything appeared to line up entering the 2014 season. Patmon was off to the Dallas Cowboys and Jones, along with Ashton Lampkin, appeared to each have a chance to be next in line across from Kevin Peterson. So you can imagine then-freshman receiver Chris Lacy's confusion that fall. He witnessed Jones' blazing speed, but never saw it in a game during the regular season. “I remember last year seeing him in practice and wondering why he didn't play,” Lacy said. Then, he found out — academic ineligibility. Jones, whose biography on the OSU athletics website lists he was member of the National Honors Society in high school, says he switched majors and got behind. “It was just me being irresponsible,” Jones said. “I take full accountability for that. It was just a mistake on my part.” For the entire fall 2014 semester, Jones could practice, but not play. And things got lot worse when the Cowboys played Texas Tech for their conference home opener in September. Lampkin suffered a season-ending high-ankle sprain, and OSU turned to true freshman Ramon Richards as his replacement. “I wanted to play so bad last year,” Jones said. “I knew I was going to get a chance to play corner. Even if I wasn't starting, I would have gotten in the rotation with Kevin and Ashton. Then to see Ashton go down, I knew that was going to be my chance that I had been waiting for these four years that I've been here.” Instead, Spencer said he had “written off” Jones until he regained eligibility. Gundy told reporters Monday the slow start to Jones' career was partly due to “not anything other than just being lazy.” Jones took the criticism to heart. “Last offseason, it made me want to work even harder,” Jones said, “and be smarter when it comes to things like academics.” Strong spring practices carried into summer workouts and then fall two-a-days. Suddenly, Jones was becoming more involved in nickel sub-packages and even some play at star linebacker. Jones has continued earning coaches' trust after strong performances in several games this year — especially his ability to bring down the quarterback while still only listed at 175 pounds. Gundy said he joked with Jones: “Pound-per-pound per capita, you've got to have more sacks than anybody in the history of football.” And there's still time for more, as OSU travels to Texas Tech for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday against a pass-happy attack that ranks third nationally with an average of 405 yards through the air. The Cowboys will likely need their depth at cornerback. Jones is simply glad he's now part of that picture. But this had always been the plan. Wait for his opportunity in Stillwater. Make the most of it. “Transferring, that was never on my mind,” Jones said. “I love OSU. The coaches, the fan base, the community, everything.” That attitude is what has Spencer so impressed. “In society today, kids, if they're not immediately successful, if they're not the guy, if they're not an all-star, they're going to blame other people,” Spencer said. “They're going to want to transfer or it's coach's fault. Miketavius did not do that. Miketavius looked inside himself to why he wasn't playing and why he wasn't effective. “For somebody like that to just be persistent and just keep fighting until success comes, that's what he did. That's what makes him such a good story.”
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 27, 2015
Big 12 football underwent a seismic change Monday when Baylor announced that quarterback Seth Russell would miss the rest of the season after having neck surgery. Not that the undefeated Bears can’t keep winning. But that the November slate of showdown games all change dramatically. Baylor now turns to true freshman Jarrett Stidham, who went through spring drills at Baylor but was at...
Seth Russell's injury changes the Big 12's November
Berry Tramel | Oct 27, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3900345[/img] Big 12 football underwent a seismic change Monday when Baylor announced that quarterback Seth Russell would miss the rest of the season after having neck surgery. Not that the undefeated Bears can’t keep winning. But that the November slate of showdown games all change dramatically. Baylor now turns to true freshman Jarrett Stidham, who went through spring drills at Baylor but was at Stephenville High School, Art Briles’ old stomping grounds, this time last year, The Texas Class 4A regional finals is high-level football. But not as high as a November gauntlet of OU (Nov. 14), OSU (Nov. 21) and TCU (Nov. 27). Think how Russell’s absence changes each of those games: * Baylor appeared to be a big favorite over the Sooners in Waco. OU has lost three of four to Baylor and had been lit up by Briles’ offense four straight years — BU victories of 45-38 in 2011, 41-12 in 2013 and 48-14 last season in Norman, plus a 42-34 OU victory in 2012. The Sooners appear better-equipped to deal with the Baylor offense, but the Bears haven’t lost in their two seasons in McLane Stadium and were going to be a huge favorite over OU. Double-digit points. That all changes without Russell. Maybe Stidham turns into the 2015 version of Cardale Jones, but a true freshman taking over for Russell seems likely to slow the Baylor stampede. OU’s chances of winning in Waco are much greater now than they were before Russell’s broken neck. * OSU appeared to have a fighting chance to beat Baylor in Stillwater. The Cowboys always have. As much as people get excited about this Bear offense, this is not particularly. Baylor has been offensively prolific for five years. Robert Griffin was good in 2010. RG3 won a Heisman Trophy in 2011. Baylor won the Big 12 in 2013. All three seasons, Baylor came to Stillwater in the second half of the season and went home not just a loser, but a big loser. 2010: 55-28, after OSU stormed to a 34-0 lead in the third quarter. 2011: 59-24, after OSU stormed to a 42-0 lead in the third quarter. 2013: 49-17, after OSU stormed to a 35-3 lead in the third quarter. And this OSU defense seems at least as formidable as 2010 and 2013, if not 2011. So it seemed possible or even probable that the Cowboys would to some degree slow Baylor, no matter how potent the 2015 version of the Bears’ offense. Now with Russell gone, that probability increases. We all want to see how Stidham performs next week against Kansas State, but for now, I’d favor OSU to beat Baylor. * Baylor’s chances in Fort Worth have increased mightily during the season, as TCU’s defensive injuries mounted. But that advantage is mitigated by Russell’s misfortune. TCU’s offense remains top-shelf, and the Frogs now seem more than capable of keeping up with Baylor. Put it all together, and Baylor goes from Big 12 favorite to in the mix with the other three contenders. Without Seth Russell, the Big 12 is a total horse race.
Week 8 of the high school football season was wild with some major upsets that featured some clutch performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments...
VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Oct 24, 2015Week 8 of the high school football season was wild with some major upsets that featured some clutch performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Jarod Andrews, Washington: The running back had a banner night for the second straight week, this time in a 35-7 win over previously undefeated Lindsay. He rushed for 115 yards and four touchdowns. Dillon Dougherty, Norman: The running back ran wild on Yukon in a 56-28 victory, the first for the Tigers this season. He rushed for 362 yards and five touchdowns on 42 carries, scoring on runs of 14, 16, 6, 45 and 9 yards. Jordan Ealy, Putnam West: The running back was vital in Putnam West’s 35-26 win over Stillwater that puts the team on track for a playoff berth for the first time since 1996. Ealy rushed for 131 yards and three TDs in the win. Garrett Knowles, Newcastle: In the Racers’ first win of the season — a 24-21 win upset of Weatherford — the sophomore quarterback threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Devonte Lee, John Marshall: Lee was the workhorse in John Marshall’s 31-21 win over Douglass, rushing for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Delvon McNeely, Edmond Memorial: The sophomore running back rushed for 125 yards — 98 in the second half — and a touchdown in Memorial’s 20-13 win over Westmoore to keep the postseason hope alive. Tommyon Scott, Millwood: The sophomore running back was big down the stretch in Millwood’s 40-33 win over Christian Heritage, scoring on runs of 37 and 24 yards to seal the game. He scored a total of three times. Clayton Sims, Deer Creek: In perhaps his best performance to date, Sims led Deer Creek to a crucial 31-23 win over Carl Albert. He completed 20 of 29 passes to nine different receivers for 293 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 71 yards.
Oklahoma State football: Markelle Martin returns as graduate assistant to help coach position he once held for CowboysOct 23, 2015
The player once branded as the Cowboys’ biggest hitter, patrolling the defensive backfield from 2008 to 2011, is now six games into his first season as a graduate assistant in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State football: Markelle Martin returns as graduate assistant to help coach position he once held for Cowboys
By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 23, 2015STILLWATER — If Tre Flowers or Jordan Sterns makes a mistake during a game, each heads back to the Oklahoma State sideline knowing they'll get an earful from a coach. Not just from the usual suspects, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt, though. This voice is just a bit different. Especially after a missed tackle, Sterns says it usually goes something like this: “I would have killed that dude.” Flowers laughed. “Oh of course, that's Markelle,” he said. “Coach Markelle is going to talk.” Coach Markelle is former OSU safety Markelle Martin. As thousands of alumni flock to Stillwater for the Cowboys' 2:30 p.m. Saturday matchup with Kansas, Martin will certainly feel at home for homecoming. The player once branded as the Cowboys' biggest hitter, patrolling the defensive backfield from 2008 to 2011, is now six games into his first season as a graduate assistant in Stillwater. Martin was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but a knee injury derailed his career. He signed with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts for a short time, but did not play. Per team policy, an interview request with Martin was denied, but his impact on the safeties he's mentored since summer camp is clear. “I talk to him every day,” Flowers said. “Pick his brain as much as I can.” Said Sterns: “To have him on the sideline is great. He's good with route recognition and formation tendencies. He's just a real good student of the game. Of course, he's still learning just like everybody else. But he knows this game better than I do.” That player-coach relationship is strengthened because of recent history. When OSU faced Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl in January 2012, Sterns and Flowers were high school juniors. But Sterns recalls with clarity watching on television as Martin laid a hit on Stanford tight end Ty Montgomery that sent his helmet rolling across the turf. “That was before I was committed and everything,” Sterns said in a 2014 interview. “But the way (Martin) got up and reacted, the way the crowd reacted … it was something I liked.” Today, the pair tries to emulate that hard-hitting mentality. Martin likes to remind them, too. “He had a lot of big hits,” Flowers said, then smiled. “He always talks about it.” OSU coach Mike Gundy says it usually takes one or two years for former players who get into college coaching to decide whether they're suited for the lifestyle. Martin's sample size is small, but Gundy has liked what he's seen so far. “(Martin) communicates very well with our players, and he's very intelligent,” Gundy said. “There's just such a difference in playing the game and coaching the game.” However, Martin's influence couldn't have arrived a better time. Following middle linebacker Ryan Simmons' season-ending knee injury earlier this month, the Cowboy defense is without its most respected vocal leader. That role could very well shift to Sterns, OSU's leading tackler last season. “When it happened, Coach Spencer came up to me during practice and just told me that it's time for me to be a little bit more vocal,” Sterns said. “Usually, I'm not a very vocal dude. I just do my thing and try to lead by example. But as of lately, I've been trying to cheer everybody up, getting everybody hyped up.” Martin served a similar role during the Cowboys' 2011 run to a Big 12 title, and the defense thrived. OSU led the nation with 44 forced turnovers. “He'll bring it up,” Sterns said. “Being a good leader is also about being able to communicate on the field. It's loud. You can't hear. Things might not be going your way. That's one thing Markelle tells me, Tre, and the other safeties and corners. We need to always communicate and be together as one back there.”
Oct 22, 2015
Belief is a big deal at Putnam City West. This is a team that hadn’t won a district game since 2010, but has won two this season — both on the road against teams that went to the playoffs last year.
High school football: Putnam City West on track for first playoff berth since 1996
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 22, 2015STILLWATER — Trey Gooch said it. Nick Robinson, too. Coach Rocky Martin, the ringleader of it all, offered the same phrase. “We believe in each other.” You can believe in Putnam City West, too. Following Thursday night's 35-26 win at Stillwater, the Patriots are in good position to clinch a playoff spot for the first time since any of their players were born. “We'll let everyone keep doubting us, and we'll keep believing,” said Robinson, who had touchdown receptions of 94 and 46 yards along with a few big tackles on defense. “We know we're all here for each other. We don't want to let each other down. We're gonna keep believing in ourselves as a team and keep playing hard.” Belief is a big deal at Putnam City West. This is a team that hadn't won a district game since 2010, but has won two this season — both on the road against teams that went to the playoffs last year. “A lot of people say you need to buy in,” receiver Chris Potts said. “But if you buy in, you can sell it. If you believe, it's in you forever. When we work as a team, we believe we will win.” Now 4-4 overall and 2-2 in District 6A-II-2, the Patriots are on track for their first playoff appearance since 1996. And it's not some sort of fluke. They won Thursday night — against a team three weeks removed from a win over powerhouse Midwest City — with big plays, clock-eating drives and a momentum-turning goal-line stand in the second quarter. Stillwater had scored with ease on its first two possessions and drove to the PC West 1 on its third series. But PC West came up with two straight stops from the 1-yard line and got the ball back with the game tied at 14. Three plays later, Gooch hit Robinson for a 94-yard touchdown and PC West never trailed again. “That stop was insane,” said Gooch, who threw for 230 yards and rushed for 54. “I had fumbled a handoff before that, and I wasn't so certain about how the rest of the game was going to go. But after they made that stop, I knew we had the momentum to finish the game.” Gooch only threw the ball 14 times, completing 10. It was running back Jordan Ealy who became the Pats' workhorse, rushing 29 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns. He ran eight times on a 16-play drive that took 7:10 off the clock in the third quarter, finishing it with a 1-yard touchdown run. Now, the Patriots can turn their attention to Lawton Eisenhower and Enid, their remaining opponents who are a combined 1-13 on the season. “This win is monumental for program, for our school,” Gooch said. “For us to win against a good team like Stillwater, it's a huge boost of confidence, and hopefully it gives us what we need to finish out the season strong.”
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
Oklahoma State football: How will the Cowboys spend their football-free Saturday during the bye week?Oct 14, 2015
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State's bye week is perfectly timed as it lands on the halfway point of the season with plenty of players in need of rest following three consecutive dramatic late-game victories. So, how will the Cowboys spend their football-free Saturday? Here's a sampling of what players had to say Wednesday after practice. Quarterback Mason Rudolph: "I'll probably watch a few...
Oklahoma State football: How will the Cowboys spend their football-free Saturday during the bye week?
Kyle Fredrickson | Oct 14, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3877722[/img] STILLWATER — Oklahoma State's bye week is perfectly timed as it lands on the halfway point of the season with plenty of players in need of rest following three consecutive dramatic late-game victories. So, how will the Cowboys spend their football-free Saturday? Here's a sampling of what players had to say Wednesday after practice. Quarterback Mason Rudolph: "I'll probably watch a few games. It's always fun to kind of relive the high school days, kick your feet up and watch some ball." Receiver David Glidden: "I would be watching football, but I'm actually in a wedding. I'm the best man. I've got to give a speech, but I don't know what I'm going to say yet. I'm pretty nervous. I've never done one, but I'm excited though." Cowboy back Jeremy Seaton: "I'm probably not going to have the T.V. on one bit. I'll probably be out hunting or something along those lines. I'm going to stay away from college football this weekend. I might catch a few scores to see what's going on ... It's dove season right now and archery season for deer."
Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy and South Carolina native Mason Rudolph react to Steve Spurrier's resignationOct 14, 2015
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph grew up in Rock Hill, S.C., about 70 miles north of the University of South Carolina. So, when USC head football coach Steve Spurrier announced Monday he was resigning after 11 seasons at the helm, news traveled quickly to Rudolph. There are currently three players from his high school (Northwestern) on USC's roster: senior defensive tackle...
Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy and South Carolina native Mason Rudolph react to Steve Spurrier's resignation
Kyle Fredrickson | Oct 14, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3877672[/img] STILLWATER — Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph grew up in Rock Hill, S.C., about 70 miles north of the University of South Carolina. So, when USC head football coach Steve Spurrier announced Monday he was resigning after 11 seasons at the helm, news traveled quickly to Rudolph. There are currently three players from his high school (Northwestern) on USC's roster: senior defensive tackle Gerald Dixon, senior fullback Garrison Gist and junior linebacker Reubyn Walker. "All my buddies at SC were kinda (mad) he left, but everyone respects him down there," Rudolph said, "and admires what a career he had and what he brought to college football." Although Rudolph was a four-star rated high school prospect who visited several football camps and game days at USC, he was never offered a scholarship from the program. "I did speak to coach — the head ball coach — on a couple of occasions," Rudolph said. OSU coach Mike Gundy also has a Spurrier connection. "I've hired his coaches and then tried to hire his coaches before," Gundy said. "It's very entertaining when you call him and he knows that you're trying to hire one of his coaches. You can imagine him on the other line." Gundy hired USC running backs coach Robert Gillespie for the same position at OSU in January 2009. Gundy went on to give this classic Spurrier anecdote about one specific phone conversation they shared: "One time he said, 'I was scanning my coaches to see which one of them is from the Midwest part of the country because I know that's why you called.' You know, he just throws it right out there. I said, 'Well you don't know that.' He says, 'Yeah I do. I know you don't give a d--- about talking to me. You're trying to hire one of my coaches. Which one are you trying to hire?' "I said, 'Why did you have to scan the media guide?' He goes, 'Well ... I can't remember where all my coaches are from anymore.' You know, that's him."
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6....
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 13, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6. Stillwater 2-4 (6) 7. Midwest City 4-2 (7) 8. Putnam West 3-3 (8) 9. Choctaw 4-2 (9) 10. Muskogee 2-4 (10) Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. L. MacArthur 6-0 (1) 2. Skiatook 6-0 (4) 3. Ardmore 6-0 (3) 4. McAlester 5-1 (2) 5. Altus 5-1 (5) 6. Carl Albert 5-1 (6) 7. Tulsa Kelley 4-1 (7) 8. McGuinness 4-2 (8) 9. T. Memorial 5-1 (NR) 10. Collinsville 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Deer Creek, 3-3 (9); 10. Del City, 3-3 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner 6-0 (1) 2. Anadarko 5-1 (2) 3. Poteau 6-0 (3) 4. Tuttle 7-0 (4) 5. Metro Chr. 4-1 (5) 6. Oologah 4-2 (6) 7. Elk City 4-2 (7) 8. Ada 3-2 (8) 9. Harrah 4-2 (10) 10. Cascia Hall 2-3 (9) Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall 6-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove 6-0 (2) 3. John Marshall 6-0 (3) 4. Lincoln Chr. 6-0 (4) 5. Victory Chr. 5-0 (5) 6. Bethany 6-0 (6) 7. Jones 6-0 (7) 8. Cushing 5-0 (8) 9. Hilldale 5-0 (9) 10. Seminole 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Meeker, 4-2 (10) Class 2A 1. Adair 5-1 (1) 2. Chisholm 6-0 (7) 3. Davis 3-3 (5) 4. Washington 5-1 (4) 5. Millwood 3-1 (3) 6. Luther 6-0 (6) 7. Lindsay 7-0 (2) 8. Kingston 6-0 (9) 9. Nowata 5-2 (10) 10. Haskell 6-0 (NR) Dropped out: Hartshorne, 5-1 (8) Class A 1. Stratford 6-0 (1) 2. Ringling 4-0 (2) 3. Hollis 6-0 (4) 4. Thomas 5-1 (5) 5. Kiefer 6-0 (6) 6. Mooreland 6-0 (7) 7. Minco 6-1 (3) 8. Cashion 4-2 (9) 9. Wayne 5-1 (10) 10. Hominy 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Mangum, 5-1 (8) Class B 1. Alex 6-0 (1) 2. Davenport 6-0 (2) 3. Seiling 6-0 (3) 4. Dewar 6-0 (4) 5. Keota 5-0 (5) 6. Turpin 5-1 (6) 7. Pioneer 4-2 (7) 8. Geary 6-0 (8) 9. Laverne 4-2 (9) 10. Depew 5-1 (10) Dropped out: None Class C 1. Cherokee 6-0 (1) 2. Grandfield 5-0 (2) 3. Fox 6-0 (3) 4. Coyle 6-0 (4) 5. D.C.-Lamont 6-0 (5) 6. Shattuck 4-1 (6) 7. Tipton 3-2 (7) 8. Thackerville 5-1 (8) 9. Timberlake 3-3 (10) 10. Bluejacket 4-2 (NR) Dropped out: Waynoka, 4-2 (9) Rankings by Scott Wright, staff writer