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Prep Parade: OSU signee Lindy Waters' high school basketball future out of his hands with return to Norman North
Feb 5, 2016
PURCELL — Time flies, Clifford Thrift figures. Better enjoy it while you can. So virtually every day, Thrift slips onto his right ring finger a big piece of gold, adorned with diamonds and the unmistakable squashed “C” of the Chicago Bears. But the linebacker from the iconic 1985 Bears doesn't wear his Super Bowl ring to show off. Thrift wears his Super Bowl ring because of the pride it still...
Super Bowl 50: For Purcell's Clifford Thrift the ring is still the thing
By Berry Tramel Columnist email@example.com | Feb 5, 2016PURCELL — Time flies, Clifford Thrift figures. Better enjoy it while you can. So virtually every day, Thrift slips onto his right ring finger a big piece of gold, adorned with diamonds and the unmistakable squashed “C” of the Chicago Bears. But the linebacker from the iconic 1985 Bears doesn’t wear his Super Bowl ring to show off. Thrift wears his Super Bowl ring because of the pride it still instills, because of the memories it still stirs. “For me, it’s just a very, very strong sense of achievement,” Thrift said. “When I look at the Super Bowl ring, it’s not just the fact that we won a Super Bowl, but I got to be part of something that literally made history. “It’s not just about that achievement, but all the little achievements getting to that point. That’s really why I cherish it so much and wear it all the time. Not a reminder just that we won that game, but all the little victories.” Super Bowl 50 arrives Sunday, and a new group of NFL players, either Panthers or Broncos, will get a treasured ring. The Oklahomans who went from the Friday night lights of Oklahoma to Super Bowl rings view their prize in many different ways. Jon Kolb gave his four Super Bowl rings to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, even though he hasn’t lived in his native state in almost 50 years. R.W. McQuarters keeps his Super Bowl ring locked away. Randy Hughes’ ring disappeared years ago, and he has yet to replace it. Billy Bajema wears his on special occasions. “It reminds me of that season, reminds me of that game,” said Bajema, who went from Westmoore to OSU to the 2012 Baltimore Ravens, who beat the 49ers in Super Bowl 47. “Also a symbol of getting a chance to fulfill all the dreams I had as a kid. Symbol of the hard work and the blessings that went into having an opportunity to enjoy it.” That’s how Thrift feels, except he enjoys the feeling every day. Last week, some of those old memories sprang back to life as he presented to Purcell High School a Super Bowl gold ball, part of the NFL’s campaign to honor the alma maters of its champions. Thrift spoke at an assembly in the Purcell gym and laughed and told stories with old friends who returned to remember the halcyon days, when Thrift and the late Joe McReynolds led the Dragons to the 1972 Class A state championship. “I didn’t know he was going to be a pro, but you didn’t want to get hit by Clifford,” said Kevin Wilson, who graduated two years behind Thrift. The stories flowed. Of then-Purcell coach Bob Holliday visiting Thrift’s home, to convince Thrift’s father to let his son play football. “When the coach convinced him that my chores would get done, he agreed to let me play,” Thrift said. “And boy, am I glad he did.” Of Thrift suffering a neck injury against Wynnewood on a Friday night, then getting his little brother, David, to help cut a cast off Clifford’s neck so he could practice the next Monday. Of Thrift quitting East Central University his first year and going to work in the Anadarko oil fields, only to return to Ada, begging coach Pat O’Neal for another chance. Of being cut by the Chargers after six seasons in San Diego, only to catch on with the ’85 Bears, perhaps the most iconic team in NFL history. Of growing up in a place where community spirit was strong. So strong that people 40 years removed from Purcell High School returned last week to join others in spending time with their old classmate. “The work ethic I was creating at that time to try to be successful, through all those stages of life, all of those stages of competition,” Thrift said, “that one day you’d wind up at the pinnacle of the NFL.” Thrift wore his ring at the Purcell ceremony last week, nice and shiny new. Norman jeweler Newt Mitchell had just cleaned it and replaced a missing diamond for Thrift’s January trip to Chicago for the 30-year reunion of that great Chicago team. “Life has gone by so quickly,” the 59-year-old Thrift said, “I’m thinking, you know, I’m not going to be around that long in the big picture. Might as well wear it and enjoy it.” Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at newsok.com/berrytramel
Feb 5, 2016
Oklahomans who have won Super Bowl rings share their stories with The Oklahoman.
Super Bowl: A look at Oklahomans with their Super Bowl rings
Berry Tramel, Jenni Carlson, John Helsley | Feb 5, 2016[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4074717[/img] Super Bowl 50 is Sunday, and by the end of the night more than 50 players from either the Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos will join the exclusive club of men who can boast of owning Super Bowl rings. We caught up with a few Oklahomans who were fortunate enough to join the illustrious club and picked their brains about what their rings mean to them, where they are now and all the wacky stuff that might have happened to them in between. "For me, it's just a very, very strong sense of achievement," said Clifford Thrift, the former Purcell linebacker who went on to win Super Bowl 20 with Chicago. "When I look at the Super Bowl ring, it's not just the fact that we won a Super Bowl, but I got to be part of something that literally made history. It's not just about that achievement, but all the little achievements getting to that point. That's really why I cherish it so much and wear it all the time. Not a reminder just that we won that game, bit all the little victories." [pagebreak] R.W. McQuarters, Tulsa Washington Super Bowl 42, 44 [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]2990364[/img] "The ring is called the 'Ten Table Ring.' We had the captains, Michael Strahan, Eli Manning and probably Amani Toomer at that time, plus some of the older guys who had been in the New York system at the time and were a little bit older than I was. They had a meeting and came up with how we want the ring to be, here’s what the owners like, here’s what the players like. It was sort of a voice between the owners and the locker room. "The name of the ring is the 'Ten Table Ring' because you can basically see the ring from 10 tables away. That’s the theory behind the ring. Sometimes people ask to see it when they come by, but I don’t keep it at home. It doesn’t bother me that they ask. There are certain things I’d like to see that I haven’t seen before, and I’m sure if I had an opportunity to see them, I’d probably ask. I pretty much keep it put up. When I first got it, I wore it for a while. Then I put it up. A holiday, I might put it on. For me, it means hard work. A lot of perseverance. A lot of adversity. A lot of good. A lot of bad. Just the process of starting football all the way to the end and everything in between." [pagebreak] Tony Casillas, Tulsa East Central Super Bowl 27, 28 [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3025606[/img] “I don’t wear it as much as people think. The first thing they ask you, ‘Where are your Super Bowlrings?’ One, it gives away my age. The ongoing joke around here is, ‘What do you call a Dallas Cowboy with a Super Bowl ring? Ancient.’ I used to wear them a lot more. I wore them quite a bit when I first got ‘em. Believe it or not, I’ll leave ‘em laying around, in my kitchen, on the nightstand, stupid places. I was actually going on a USO Tour about five years ago. I was going to take it with me. I couldn’t find it. I was like, anxiety attack, calling my insurance. Finally caught up with me being careless where I put ‘em. The day before, right after Christmas, sick to my stomach, a space in the very back of my closet, a place under my clothes, there’s my Super Bowl ring, right on a jewelry box. Seems like the last three-four years, kind of bring ’em out, because it becomes a timeless piece. "There’s a market for older players because of what we did in that era. People love ‘em. Wow. Never seen a Super Bowl ring. They’re looking at ‘em, their eyes light up. It’s like Christmas. As you get older, you realize the value of it, what it represents. When you’re actually in the moment, you don’t think about it. Everyone wants to try ‘em on. OK, first time I did that, little more naïve about it. ‘I don’t care.’ I gave my ring to someone, and they dropped it. Four sapphire diamonds, two karats each. And I lost a diamond. I was so (ticked) off. I looked all over it. Wore it about a month, looked like it had a hole in it. Had to get it replaced. So I’m not doing that anymore.” [pagebreak] Spencer Tillman, Tulsa Edison Super Bowl 24 [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3534954[/img] “There’s an old Hebraic proverb that says don’t hide your candle under a bushel. I don’t wear it every day, but I will wear it to big events or events where it might be a conversation piece. And when I’m on television, I’ll wear it. I was doing Sean Hannity’s show, and he puts on my ring, and you know how he likes to throw his football? Sean had just lost about 14 pounds. He said, ‘Look, I’m doing the next segment. Give me your ring.’ So, he puts on the ring. He had the ring on and he threw a football to break, and the ring comes flying off. It goes sailing across the corner of the wall. You hear one of the camera people, go, ‘Whoaaaa!’ I’m like, ‘Whoa, what?’ He’s like, ‘Did you see that?’ I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Good.’ So, Sean threw my ring across the studio floor there because his fingers were too small for it. But when I picked it up, it hadn’t been damaged at all. “I remember George Seifert delivering a speech — Bill Walsh had moved upstairs and was in kind of a GM role — and I remember him giving a pregame speech. He went around and related to each player based on their core values. I remember him going to Joe Montana, and saying, ‘Joe, you’ve been taking pilot lessons, I know it’s not cheap. You win this game, they’re paid for. In matter of fact, you may even be able to get yourself a small Cessna or something like that.’ He did that to four or five different guys. He said, ‘Spencer, I know you’re into broadcasting. Believe me, you win a couple of these, your value skyrockets.’ It’s like a degree in some ways — it only gives you an opportunity to compete. How do you convert an asset to a benefit. That, in essence, is what you’re doing with that ring.” [pagebreak] Tony Peters, Pauls Valley Super Bowl 17 [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4059879[/img] “When you always have this goal of reaching that pinnacle and, of course, to be recognized as a world champion, it’s quite an honor. You know that a lot of people go their entire career without having an opportunity, so you’re very appreciative of that.” Peters’ son, Justin, said, “He’d let us take it for show and tell when we were kids, so you’d take it to school. He’d just put it in our backpacks. It was always kind of fun having that growing up.” [pagebreak] Jon Kolb, Owasso Super Bowl 9, 10, 13, 14 [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]635637[/img] “We didn’t even know we got Super Bowl rings. My roommate at Oklahoma State, Terry Brown, was the one who broke the news to me. We had just finished eating dinner the night before the Super Bowl. He said, ‘Oh, look at the ring you’re going to get.’ He showed me his (NFC) championship ring from the year before with the Minnesota Vikings. ‘You’re going to get one of these.’ He was over there laughing at me. I went back to the hotel and told my roommate, Sam Davis, we were getting rings. He said, ‘really?’ Most of us didn’t know you got a ring. It was the game that was important. "One reason Pittsburgh won four Super Bowls in six years, it was never about the ring. It was about the process. Now, it tends to be about the ring. I never wanted it to be just once. It was always, ‘that was fun, let’s do it again.’ My Super Bowl rings are in Oklahoma (in the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame). We (the Steelers) were together a month ago. I don’t remember seeing any rings. My son was a wrestler. He won a championship medal, I said, ‘put it in a drawer and move on.’ That’s how we did things.” [pagebreak] Randy Hughes, Tulsa Memorial Super Bowl 12 [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]2748675[/img] “My Super Bowl ring disappeared out of my house about seven or eight years ago. I don’t know exactly what happened to the ring. It was at Christmas time and all my kids were in college. Must have had 100 people in and out of the house over Christmas. My ring disappeared. I never replaced it. But I haven’t had it in about five years. I am getting ready to re-order it in the next few days. I’m not sure whether mine was taken or I just misplaced it, but it disappeared. I was upset about it. I loved it. I remembered when I had worn it last. Put it on my nightstand. I didn’t wear it every day, so I didn’t notice missing it for a few days. One day I was looking for it, couldn’t find it. Haven’t seen anything on it on the Internet.” [pagebreak] Oklahomans with Super Bowl rings [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4074899[/img] HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER POS. NFL TEAM SUPER BOWL Ada Jeremy Shockey TE N.Y. Giants 42 Broken Arrow Alvin Bailey OL Seattle 48 Douglass Thomas Henderson LB Dallas 10, 12, 13 Edmond Memorial Scott Case S Dallas 30 Edmond Memorial Marcus Nash WR Baltimore 35 Enid Jim Riley DE Miami 6 Henryetta Troy Aikman QB Dallas 27, 28, 30 Lawton Eddie Hinton WR Baltimore 5 Lawton James Trapp DB Baltimore 35 Millwood Donovan Woods LB Pittsburgh 43 Moore Corey Ivy CB Tampa Bay 37 Owasso Jon Kolb OL Pittsburgh 9, 10, 13, 14 Pauls Valley Tony Peters S Washington 17 Pauls Valley T.J. Rushing DB Indianapolis 40 Purcell Cliff Thrift LB Chicago 20 Sand Springs Michael Bowie OL Seattle 48 Shawnee Darrien Gordon CB San Diego Denver 32 33 Tulsa East Central Tony Casillas DT Dallas 17, 18 Tulsa Edison Spencer Tillman RB San Francisco 24 Tulsa Memorial Randy Hughes S Dallas 12 Tulsa Rogers Don Chandler K Green Bay 1, 2 Tulsa Washington R.W. McQuarters DB N.Y. Giants New Orleans 42 44 Tulsa Washington Robert Meachem WR New Orleans 44 Westmoore Billy Bajema TE Baltimore 47
Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.
College Signing List
From Staff Reports | Feb 3, 2016Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.-Fort Smith) Chase Bridges, Sterling (USAO) Joe Buckendorff, Heritage Hall (Dodge City CC) Jace Christopher, Westmoore (Westminster) Brendan Ezell, Heritage Hall (Seminole) Austin Feathers, Sapulpa/Independence CC (NSU) Braidyn Fink, Westmoore (OU) Cade Fulton, Mustang (Eastern) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) Brandon Zaragoza, Westmoore (OU) Boys Basketball Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial (OU) Tre Evans, Edmond North (Old Dominion) Jakolby Long, Mustang (Iowa St.) Kellen Manek, Harrah (ORU) Dashawn McDowell, Southeast (SMU) Lindy Waters III, Norman North (OSU) Girls Basketball London Archer, Putnam City North (La-Monroe) Lauryn Blevins, Claremore (NSU) Jamie Bonnarens, Cache (Cameron) Katy Boyles, Community Christian (USAO) Areanna Combs, Putnam City West (OSU) Alyssa Cox, Ringling (USAO) Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa (OU) Raley Farquhar, Victory Christian (OBU) Darian Hill, Harrah (USAO) Jaden Hobbs, Alva (OSU) Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North (USAO) Kelsey Johnson, Washington (UT-Arlington) Isis Lane, Putnam City North (Texas Southern) Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall (Fla. Gulf Coast) Andi Pierce, Garber (W. Illinois) Kaci Richardson, Westmoore (OBU) Alexa Scott, Norman North (ORU) Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial (Samford) Megan Shelton, Plainview (OC) Sydney Stout, Bixby (Arkansas) Aliyah White, Anadarko (OBU) Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee (Arkansas) Cross Country/Track and Field Ean Beyer, Norman North (OU) Hanna Fergason, Chickasha (Pitt St.) Emily Gardiner, Southmoore (Wichita St.) Breonna Hall, Millwood (Tulsa) Matthew Leedy, Carl Albert (St. Gregory's) Daisha Reece, Norman North (Rogers St.) Rylee Rich, Marlow (OC) Daisy VanMeter, Henryetta (OBU) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jay Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Sylvester Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) Roc Robbins, Collinsville (Missouri Southern) Logan Roberson, Harrah (OU) Bryce Roberts, Mustang (New Mexico St.) Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore/NEO (Kansas) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) Jeremiah Wilson, Del City (Langston) Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian (Missouri) Sam Wilson, Jenks (Harding) Terry Wilson, Del City (Oregon) Shiloh Windsor, Ada (Wyoming) Jackson Winrow, Shawnee (Wyoming) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) Ashlea Mahan, Southmoore (SW Christian) Savannah Moody, Eufaula (OCU) Ashton Nemecek, Purcell (OC) Emilee Rigsby, Fort Gibson (NSU) Heidi Stafford, Eufaula (SNU) Sydney Youngblood, Durant (OU) Lacrosse Christian Cherry, Edmond North (Colorado Mesa) Boys Soccer Lamar Batista, Heritage Hall (UC-Santa Barbara) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Girls Soccer Rebeka Abrego, Bethany (SNU) Chandler Bradley, Deer Creek (Rose St.) Grace Brennan, Edmond North (Kansas St.) Shelby Brewster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Tesia Brzozowske, Edmond Santa Fe (Cowley CC) Kelsey Bumgarner, Mustang (OBU) Hannah Burks, Elk City (NSU) Nichola de Angeli, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Madison Donihoo, Mustang (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Dye, Sand Springs (NSU) Lexi Fowler, Norman (SWOSU) Aundria Gill, Broken Arrow (NSU) Allie Gordon, Westmoore (USAO) Katie Green, Broken Arrow (NSU) Julia Grimes, Piedmont (USAO) Lara Haring-Lovett, Norman (OBU) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Ivanna Riva, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Lauren Smitherman, Heritage Hall (Illinois) Brooklynn Speis, Carl Albert (Louisiana Tech) Jordyn Thomas, Edmond Santa Fe (Rose St.) Meagan Unruh, Southmoore (USAO) Softball Mason Andrews, Westmoore (Crowder) Ashton Birtchfield, Rattan (NSU) Shea Coats, Tuttle/OC (OSU) Sierra Crick, Moore (NSU) Allison Curry, Southmore (USAO) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Jordan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kori Laci, Edmond Santa Fe (Ottawa) Allison LeClaire, Newcastle (USAO) Winslow Lybrand, Bethany (Eastern) Abby Martin, Choctaw (USAO) Halle Melone, Moore (Southern Miss) Erika Mercer, Putnam City West (Seminole) Stella Millican, Sand Springs (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Monson, Bethany (Mid-America Chr.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (ECU) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) Logan Simunek, Piedmont (OSU) Bria Smith, Edmond Santa Fe (Grambling) McKenzie Smith, Westmoore (Murray St.) Bailey Stecker, Carl Albert (St. Louis) Callie Taylor, Glenpool (NSU) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) Logan White, Chelsea (NSU) Mikayla Whitten, Bethel (Tulsa) Madi Withrow, Seminole (Arkansas Tech) Cheyenne Woodward, Mustang (SNU) Makayla Workman, Newcastle (USAO) Swimming Rylee Linhardt, Edmond North (Rice) Madie Sarantakos, Norman North (Georgia Southern) Natalie Vorel, Edmond Memorial (Minnesota St.) Boys Tennis Chase Brill, Edmond Memorial (Washburn) Girls Tennis Rylee Tucker, Edmond North (Neb.-Omaha) Volleyball Hannah Rose Frohling, Edmond North (Pepperdine) Sydney Meget, Southmoore (Cowley CC) Madison Pearson, Edmond North (Chicago) Wrestling Josh Copeland, Harrah (Duke) Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (OU) Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (UCO) Ashraf Mohamad, Edmond North (Ozarks) Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (UCO) Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? Email the athlete's name, sport, high school and college to Scott Wright at email@example.com.
Prep Parade: OSU signee Lindy Waters' high school basketball future out of his hands with return to Norman North
NORMAN — Lindy Waters III is back at Norman North, but his return to the basketball court is still in question.Waters, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard who has signed with Oklahoma State, left Norman North in October while facing disciplinary sanctions. He enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy, a prep school in Wichita, Kan., and joined its highly regarded basketball program.On Tuesday morning,...
Prep Parade: OSU signee Lindy Waters' high school basketball future out of his hands with return to Norman North
Scott Wright, Associated Press | Jan 6, 2016NORMAN — Lindy Waters III is back at Norman North, but his return to the basketball court is still in question. Waters, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard who has signed with Oklahoma State, left Norman North in October while facing disciplinary sanctions. He enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy, a prep school in Wichita, Kan., and joined its highly regarded basketball program. On Tuesday morning, he re-enrolled at Norman North after the school approved his appeal of the disciplinary punishment. As far as the Norman school district is concerned, Waters is now in good standing. But since he played at Sunrise, though only briefly, he became ineligible for 365 days by OSSAA rules. Waters told the Norman Transcript that he returned to be back with his family, and in school with his longtime friends. “At the end of the day, I thought it's just much more than basketball,” he told the newspaper. “I'm not sure what my eligibility is, but if it works out, I'll definitely come back and play. If not, I'm fine with being a student.” Waters said he has been in contact with OSU coach Travis Ford and has the coach's support, regardless of what happens with the remainder of his high school career. Waters can apply for an OSSAA hardship to become eligible immediately. Norman officials reached out to the OSSAA to clarify Waters' current eligibility status, but as of Tuesday afternoon, no hardship paperwork had been filed with the organization. Waters told the Transcript that playing at Sunrise was “a lot like college, a lot of time in school and basketball. It's just a business.” Whether or not Waters gets to play another high school game, his story is a cautionary tale to high school students. For one, whether a student is a Division I-caliber athlete or not, decisions have consequences. And two, prep schools might be the right choice for some, and might be a necessary step for others. But they're not for everybody. BASKETBALL'S FIRST BIG TOURNAMENT WEEKEND OF 2016 ARRIVES If you're looking for reasons not to watch Oklahoma high school basketball, you're running out of excuses fast — and Tuesday night was a prime example of the talent level around here. Edmond North is the hottest team around, following Old Dominion signee Tre Evans' 33-point outing to lead the Huskies to an 18-point win over No. 1 Mustang. Trae Young, with OU, OSU, Duke and Kentucky among the teams intensely recruiting him, had 34 points and 11 assists in a win over Edmond Memorial. SMU-bound Dashawn McDowell of Southeast had a triple-double, with 42 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Class 3A Heritage Hall out-dueled Class 4A Harrah in a tightly contested battle of No. 1-ranked teams. And that doesn't even touch on all the impressive performances from Tuesday night. With big tournaments all around the state Thursday-Saturday, there will be plenty of chances to see some quality hoop action. Norman North and Edmond Memorial, with OU signee Kristian Doolittle, will be in a stout field at the McGuinness Classic. The Putnam City Invitational is solid as usual, with the boys playing at PC North and the girls at PC West. Westmoore's girls have Tulsa Washington and Sapulpa coming in for their annual tournament, giving OKC-area fans a chance to see OU signee Chelsea Dungee of Sapulpa in person. HERITAGE HALL'S TERRELL LOVE COMMITS TO TEXAS SOUTHERN Heritage Hall running back Terrell Love has found a college home. The 5-foot-9, 230-pound bruiser known as “Tank” by his teammates verbally committed to Texas Southern, a Division I FCS school, on Tuesday. Love confirmed his commitment to The Oklahoman along with Heritage Hall coach Brett Bogert. The offer was his first from a Division I university. Love, who was on The Oklahoman's Little All-City football team, rushed for 1,670 yards and 31 touchdowns while helping the Chargers win a second straight Class 3A state championship. He rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in the title game. For his career, he rushed for 3,548 yards and 67 scores. MILLWOOD'S MICHELBY DAVIS, ALTUS' TAVEN BIRDOW ADD OFFERS Millwood defensive end Michelby Davis added another Division I FCS scholarship offer this week, with South Dakota joining the mix. And Altus running back Taven Birdow, The Oklahoman's All-State Offensive Player of the Year, picked up an offer from Navy. Davis, 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, had 48 tackles and 16 sacks in nine games during his senior season, also playing tight end for the Falcons. Western Illinois had previously offered Davis as well. Birdow rushed for 2,472 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading Altus to the Class 5A state championship. His offer list now includes all three service academies, along with Southern Miss and Richmond. The 2016 recruiting class has lived up to the expectation as one of the most talented in state history. It has elite prospects at the top, and incredible depth, with more than 60 players holding Division I offers right now. EDMOND NORTH'S AWEAU STEPS DOWN AS VOLLEYBALL COACH State champion Edmond North will be looking for a new volleyball coach. Kimo Aweau stepped down this week after leading the Huskies to the Class 6A title in October. Edmond North went 32-1, earning Aweau The Oklahoman's All-City Coach of the Year honor. The Huskies graduate some key players, but also return some talent, led by Grace Frohling. The 6-foot-3 freshman has already begun to draw recruiting attention on a national scale. Jacob Unruh contributed to this report. ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003277,t000040508,t000003183
Prep Parade: OSU signee Lindy Waters' high school basketball future out of his hands with return to Norman NorthJan 6, 2016
Waters, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard who has signed with Oklahoma State, left Norman North in October while facing disciplinary sanctions. He enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy, a prep school in Wichita, Kan., and joined its highly regarded basketball program.
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 6, 2016NORMAN — Lindy Waters III is back at Norman North, but his return to the basketball court is still in question. Waters, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard who has signed with Oklahoma State, left Norman North in October while facing disciplinary sanctions. He enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy, a prep school in Wichita, Kan., and joined its highly regarded basketball program. On Tuesday morning, he re-enrolled at Norman North after the school approved his appeal of the disciplinary punishment. As far as the Norman school district is concerned, Waters is now in good standing. But since he played at Sunrise, though only briefly, he became ineligible for 365 days by OSSAA rules. Waters told the Norman Transcript that he returned to be back with his family, and in school with his longtime friends. “At the end of the day, I thought it's just much more than basketball,” he told the newspaper. “I'm not sure what my eligibility is, but if it works out, I'll definitely come back and play. If not, I'm fine with being a student.” Waters said he has been in contact with OSU coach Travis Ford and has the coach's support, regardless of what happens with the remainder of his high school career. Waters can apply for an OSSAA hardship to become eligible immediately. Norman officials reached out to the OSSAA to clarify Waters' current eligibility status, but as of Tuesday afternoon, no hardship paperwork had been filed with the organization. Waters told the Transcript that playing at Sunrise was “a lot like college, a lot of time in school and basketball. It's just a business.” Whether or not Waters gets to play another high school game, his story is a cautionary tale to high school students. For one, whether a student is a Division I-caliber athlete or not, decisions have consequences. And two, prep schools might be the right choice for some, and might be a necessary step for others. But they're not for everybody. BASKETBALL'S FIRST BIG TOURNAMENT WEEKEND OF 2016 ARRIVES If you're looking for reasons not to watch Oklahoma high school basketball, you're running out of excuses fast — and Tuesday night was a prime example of the talent level around here. Edmond North is the hottest team around, following Old Dominion signee Tre Evans' 33-point outing to lead the Huskies to an 18-point win over No. 1 Mustang. Trae Young, with OU, OSU, Duke and Kentucky among the teams intensely recruiting him, had 34 points and 11 assists in a win over Edmond Memorial. SMU-bound Dashawn McDowell of Southeast had a triple-double, with 42 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Class 3A Heritage Hall out-dueled Class 4A Harrah in a tightly contested battle of No. 1-ranked teams. And that doesn't even touch on all the impressive performances from Tuesday night. With big tournaments all around the state Thursday-Saturday, there will be plenty of chances to see some quality hoop action. Norman North and Edmond Memorial, with OU signee Kristian Doolittle, will be in a stout field at the McGuinness Classic. The Putnam City Invitational is solid as usual, with the boys playing at PC North and the girls at PC West. Westmoore's girls have Tulsa Washington and Sapulpa coming in for their annual tournament, giving OKC-area fans a chance to see OU signee Chelsea Dungee of Sapulpa in person. HERITAGE HALL'S TERRELL LOVE COMMITS TO TEXAS SOUTHERN Heritage Hall running back Terrell Love has found a college home. The 5-foot-9, 230-pound bruiser known as “Tank” by his teammates verbally committed to Texas Southern, a Division I FCS school, on Tuesday. Love confirmed his commitment to The Oklahoman along with Heritage Hall coach Brett Bogert. The offer was his first from a Division I university. Love, who was on The Oklahoman's Little All-City football team, rushed for 1,670 yards and 31 touchdowns while helping the Chargers win a second straight Class 3A state championship. He rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in the title game. For his career, he rushed for 3,548 yards and 67 scores. MILLWOOD'S MICHELBY DAVIS, ALTUS' TAVEN BIRDOW ADD OFFERS Millwood defensive end Michelby Davis added another Division I FCS scholarship offer this week, with South Dakota joining the mix. And Altus running back Taven Birdow, The Oklahoman's All-State Offensive Player of the Year, picked up an offer from Navy. Davis, 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, had 48 tackles and 16 sacks in nine games during his senior season, also playing tight end for the Falcons. Western Illinois had previously offered Davis as well. Birdow rushed for 2,472 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading Altus to the Class 5A state championship. His offer list now includes all three service academies, along with Southern Miss and Richmond. The 2016 recruiting class has lived up to the expectation as one of the most talented in state history. It has elite prospects at the top, and incredible depth, with more than 60 players holding Division I offers right now. EDMOND NORTH'S AWEAU STEPS DOWN AS VOLLEYBALL COACH State champion Edmond North will be looking for a new volleyball coach. Kimo Aweau stepped down this week after leading the Huskies to the Class 6A title in October. Edmond North went 32-1, earning Aweau The Oklahoman's All-City Coach of the Year honor. The Huskies graduate some key players, but also return some talent, led by Grace Frohling. The 6-foot-3 freshman has already begun to draw recruiting attention on a national scale. Jacob Unruh contributed to this report.
Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler...
High school football: The Oklahoman's All-State teams and honorable mentions
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Jan 4, 2016Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler Brown, Sr., Lexington, 6-6, 315 OL: T.J. Fiailoa, Sr., Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 OL: Rowdy Frederick, Sr., Broken Arrow, 6-5, 325 OL: Luther Harris, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 OL: Logan Roberson, Sr., Harrah, 6-5, 320 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Ty Hughes, Sr., Jones, 6-1, 285 DL: Tramonda Moore, Sr., John Marshall, 6-5, 350 DL: Jace Webb, Sr., Hollis, 6-4, 310 LB: Levi Draper, Jr., Collinsville, 6-3, 225 LB: Matt Harman, Jr., Cashion, 6-2, 195 LB: Jimmy McKinney, Sr., Oologah, 6-1, 230 LB: Jon-Michael Terry, Sr., Victory Christian, 6-4, 240 DB: Jayden Benway, Sr., Altus, 6-0, 178 DB: B.J. Bradbury, Jr., Adair, 6-3, 190 DB: Tré Lang, Sr., Haskell, 6-0, 180 DB: Dillon Stoner, Sr., Jenks, 6-0, 180 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Dalton Witherspoon, Sr., Moore, 5-9, 160 P: Kevin Rassatt, Sr., Western Heights, 5-7, 170 KR: Roger Barcheers, Sr., Poteau, 5-9, 180 PR: A.J. Freeth, Sr., Wagoner, 6-2, 185 ------------------ SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Mason Fine, Sr., Locust Grove, 5-11, 170 RB: Justice Hill, Sr., Tulsa Washington, 5-10, 180 RB: Jamall Shaw, Sr., Broken Arrow, 5-10, 190 RB: Darran Williams, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170 WR: Rubell Goe, Jr., McGuinness, 6-2, 185 WR: Josh Hampton, Sr., Cashion, 6-0, 185 OL: Chandler Anthony, Sr., Tuttle, 6-7, 295 OL: Grant Appelberg, Sr., Skiatook, 6-3, 295 OL: Tyler Banta, Sr., Carl Albert, 6-5, 280 OL: Isaac Barham, Sr., Bartlesville, 6-4, 280 OL: Jude Richardson, Sr., Norman North, 6-3, 280 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Noah Jones, Sr., Southmoore, 6-5, 250 DL: Brock Martin, Jr., Oologah, 6-3, 210 DL: Roc Robbins, Sr., Collinsville, 6-1, 220 LB: Mike Coats, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-2, 215 LB: Cole Dixon, Sr., Sand Springs, 6-1, 205 LB: Blake Landon, Sr., Deer Creek, 6-1, 210 LB: K.J. Lee, Jr., Wagoner, 6-1, 225 DB: Manny Bunch, Sr., Roland, 6-1, 180 DB: Calvin Bundage, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-3, 195 DB: Joshua Jacobs, Sr., Tulsa McLain, 5-11, 200 DB: Lane Martin, Sr., Stratford, 6-0, 195 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Nathan Rushin, Jr., Duncan, 5-9, 160 P: Braxton Pickard, Sr., Edmond Memorial, 6-0, 195 KR: Maurice Wright, Sr., Luther, 6-1, 195 PR: Jason Pirtle, Sr., Locust Grove, 6-2, 195 HONORABLE MENTION Quarterbacks: Abe Anderson, Metro Christian; Jay Baker, Inola; Casey Base, Oologah; Alan Bentjen, Dewar; Matt Blackburn, Stratford; Rhett Boles, Tuttle; Kobe Brewster, Plainview; Baehler Buol, Noble; Nyc Burns, Berryhill; Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian; Gunnar Ewing, Hollis; Chandler Garrett, Mustang; Brandon George, Jones; Christian Gomez, Garber; Trey Gooch, Putnam City West; Tanner Griffin, Bixby; Gus Hall, Tecumseh; Grant Harmon, Lone Grove; Kyler Hensley, Mooreland; Braden Hudson, Putnam City; Ben Klutts, Poteau; Jack Lafferty, Watonga; Jesse Lambert, McLoud; Lenard Leviston III, John Marshall; Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian; Patrick McKaufman, Douglass; Bryan Mead, Rejoice Christian; Payton Metcalf, Hooker; Jacob Mullins, McGuinness; Mason Myers, Chandler; Michael Nolen, Meeker; Jake Northern, Coweta; Cooper Nunley, Jenks; Colton Penrod, Bartlesville; Matt Perry, Pauls Valley; Gage Porter, Elk City; Hunter Reed, Davenport; Luke Ring, Duncan; Malcolm Rodriguez, Wagoner; Caleb Scott, Destiny Christian; Clayton Sims, Deer Creek; Trevor Smith, Yukon; Ethan Spurlock, Mountain View-Gotebo; Tyler Stovall, Kingston; Casey Thompson, Southmoore; Jared Weathers, Coyle; Jace Welch, Keota; Terry Wilson, Del City; Matt Young, Turpin; Terrance Young, Cache. Running backs: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union; Tyrel Bell, Choctaw; Taylor Bentjen, Dewar; Traivon Bryant, Cleveland; Brandon Coszalter, Dibble; Justus Crites, Waukomis; Nathan Croslin, Purcell; Cody Eby, Adair; Christian Folks, Miami; Tucker Halstead, Minco; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Justin Hooper, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Josh Houtchens, Cushing; Tabor Johns, Hennessey; Cody Koger, Fairland; Devonte Lee, John Marshall; Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage; Blakely Liebmann, Cashion; Terrell Love, Heritage Hall; Kooper Marsh, Thomas; Anthony Myers, South Coffeyville; Jaestin Nelson, Seiling; Devin Pratt, Enid; Kyle Qualls, Stratford; Dake Reese, Seminole; Nic Roller, Bixby; Trystan Slinker, Cache; Caleb Smith, Bethel; Jake Standlee, Meeker; Rhyln Stephens, McAlester; Tyler Stuever, Washington; LaQurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial; O.J. Walker, Ardmore; Grant Ward, Cascia Hall; Dominique West, Davenport; Trevor White, Rejoice Christian; Dae Williams, Sapulpa. Receivers/tight ends: Levi Bagwell, Meeker; Justin Brown, Stillwater; Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower; Cade Cabbiness, Bixby; Matt Chancellor, McGuinness; Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City; Drew Dan, Checotah; Breyden DeSpain, Oologah; Caylen Enfield, Garber; Gavin Garner, Newcastle; Cade Harrelson, Davenport; Nikia Jones, Wagoner; Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek; Skye Lowe, Kingston; Brock Martin, Adair; Greg McCalister, Millwood; Adonis McGee, Lone Grove; Ronnie Moore, Destiny Christian; Mitchell Perkinson; Shayne Quick, Stigler; Dunya Rice, Southmoore; Diego Richards, Carl Albert; Christian Robinson, Noble; Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw; Matt Seratte, Cache; Sean Shaw, Jones; Austin Skelton, Poteau; Landon Stout, Bethany; Austin Taylor, Lindsay; Jaden Valles, Hooker; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee. Linemen: A.J. Armbruster, Clinton; Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North; Sheldon Barnes, Jenks; Alphones Bradford, Okemah; Blake Brigham, Heritage Hall; Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud; Lonell Burris, Choctaw; Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison; Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville; Michelby Davis, Millwood; Worenn Davis, Midwest City; Bo Denny, El Reno; William Dominguez, Hilldale; Dorian Fagan Plainview; Wyatt Gassaway, Hilldale; Brent Girdner, Stilwell; Jake Gould, Perkins-Tryon; Allen Hammon, Millwood; Jacob Harrison, Seminole; Caleb Hash, Shawnee; Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford; Levi Herren, Cushing; Jackson Herring, Altus; Austin Hilton, McAlester; Riley Julian, Marlow; Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow; Trenton Mannering, Thomas; Xavier Mason, Douglass; Trent McLaughlin, McAlester; Mason Minnix, Jenks; Hayden Moore, Duncan; DeWayne Rhodes, Luther; Jude Richardson, Norman North; Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Ry Schneider, Minco; Brandon Scott, Owasso; Caleb Scott, Rejoice Christian; Hunter Soap, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Kellen Stauder, Tulsa Union; Tre Towery, Westmoore; Mason Waldrop, Clinton; Walter Watson, Del City; Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Tristan Wilbanks, Davenport; Grant Wilkinson, Crossings Christian; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Beau Wooden, Skiatook; Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Jalen Yackeyonny, Cache; Lane Yoder, Adair. Linebackers: Demetrius Alston, Beaver; Landon Anderson, Stratford; Jarod Andrews, Washington; Austin Archey, Poteau; Pace Benefee, Carl Albert; Cole Broin, Plainview; Levi Cain, Lawton; Noah Canary-Vawter, Little Axe; Peyton Carmin, Cushing; Trae Davison, Hilldale; Baylor Feller, Altus; R.J. Goodman, Midwest City; Walker Graves, Adair; Kane Greco, Dibble; Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe; Alex Hix, Locust Grove; Dezmond Howard, Centennial; Quantez Jim, Stigler; Tanner Knox, Seminole; James Lewis, Tulsa Memorial; Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Andrew McDonald, Heritage Hall; Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove; Dylan Morris, Mooreland; Austin Quillen, Jenks; Rowdy Reihs, Guthrie; Kyle Roberson, Wynnewood; Jacob Smith, OCS; Jacob Taber, Sand Springs; Trevor Taylor, Locust Grove; Jimmy Turner, Mount St. Mary; Kyler Vannoster, Fairland; Kyler Wade, Stratford; Parker Williams, Blanchard; Skylar Williams, Westville; Shiloh Windsor, Ada; Kress Woodward, Bixby. Defensive backs: Baylor Boyd, Oklahoma Bible; Justin Broiles, John Marshall; Tre Brown, Tulsa Union; Hunter Gnose, Skiatook; Paden Hayes, Kingston; Wyatt Hayes, Dibble; Ira Hurst, Bristow; Kegan Lawson, Blanchard; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Austin Maine, Clinton; Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington; Mark Mincey, Healdton; Braeden O'Dell, Marlow; A.J. Parker, Bartlesville; Caleb Powell, OCA; Grant Powell, Stroud; Jordan Prince, Edmond North; Josh Proctor, Owasso; Kyle Sanders, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Aliik Sezer, Midwest City; Keyshawn Shells, John Marshall; Jensen Smith, Fairview; Sean Thompson, Choctaw; Hunter Voss, McGuinness; Hunger Webb, Okemah; Noah Wells, Putnam City North. Kickers: Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley; Gabe Barton, Altus; Laben Fisher, Skiatook; Butch Hampton, Piedmont; Zachary Haney, Tulsa Washington; Divontrey Johnson, Star Spencer; Jack Markmiller, OCS; Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall; Parker Noble, Deer Creek; Landen Sailing, Owasso.
Dec 28, 2015
She also holds offers from University of Portland, Southern Utah and Southwestern Oklahoma State.
High school notebook: Westmoore's Ashley Gomez offered by Xavier
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Dec 28, 2015Westmoore senior Ashley Gomez's college interest has expanded to the Big East. Xavier offered the sharp-shooting guard Tuesday, marking her fourth scholarship offer, according to basketball coach Andrea Guziec. Gomez was on The Oklahoman's Big All-City team last season after averaging 16.9 points per game. She is regarded by many as one of the best 3-point shooters in the area and is a big reason the Jaguars are undefeated and ranked No. 3 in Class 6A. She also holds offers from University of Portland, Southern Utah and Southwestern Oklahoma State. SOUTHMOORE'S THOMPSON, STARK AMONG HONOREES IN COAC Southmoore garnered a pair of the top awards on the All-Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference football team. Sophomore quarterback Casey Thompson was named Offensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Stark was named Coach of the Year, the conference announced. Southmoore was the conference champion as well. Deer Creek linebacker Blake Landon was named Defensive Player of the Year. Here is the full list of conference honorees: Conference champion: Southmoore Coach of the Year: Jeremy Stark, Southmoore Offensive Player of the Year: Casey Thompson, Southmoore Defensive Player of the Year: Blake Landon, Deer Creek Offensive Back of the Year: Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe Receiver of the Year: Dunya Rice, Southmoore Offensive Lineman of the Year: Jude Richardson, Norman North Defensive Lineman of the Year: Noah Jones, Southmoore Linebacker of the Year: Austin Malicott, Westmoore Defensive Back of the Year: Kiante Miles, Mustang Special Teams Player of the Year: Dalton Witherspoon, Moore First-Team selections Quarterback: Chandler Garrett, Mustang Running back: Darrian Moss, Southmoore; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial Receiver: Jordan Brown, Stillwater; Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North; Nathan Womack, Norman North; Dylan Williams, Edmond Santa Fe; DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore Offensive line: Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Walker Reed, Norman North; Jackson Denny, Norman North; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe Defensive line: Tre Towery, Westmoore; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe; Corey Tipsword, Norman North Linebacker: Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Kaden Truelove, Mustang; Tyler Adkinson, Westmoore; Mike Coats, Edmond Santa Fe Defensive back: Kyle Sander, Deer Creek; Antonio Williams, Edmond North; Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Ezra Harper, Mustang Kicker: Parker Noble, Deer Creek Punter: Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial Return Specialist: Jordan Prince, Edmond North Deep snapper: Jonah Weltzheimer, Edmond Memorial Second-team selections Quarterback: Cameron Hardesty, Norman North Running back: AaRon Kinchion, Mustang; Tahj Davidson, Deer Creek; J.R. Bryson, Edmond Santa Fe Receiver: Noah McGraw, Deer Creek; Cooper Coyle, Edmond North; Jack Fronheiser, Norman; Rylan Redding, Yukon Offensive line: Bryce Barker, Southmoore; Trace Pack, Norman North; Elijah Smith, Norman; Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe; D.J. Taylor, Yukon Defensive line: Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Parker Jurae, Edmodn North; Ethan Robinson, Norman North; Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe Linebacker: Cooper Stanley, Yukon; Cole Daniel, Mustang; Trey Carter, Stillwater; Dylan Hall, Edmond Santa Fe Defensive back: Jake Brewer, Norman North; Jase George, Edmond Memorial; Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Nick Farmer, Deer Creek; Hayden Fox, Deer Creek Kicker: Zach Bryant, Stillwater Punter: Preston Porter, Norman North Return specialist: Ryan Houser, Moore Deep snapper: Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe ADAIR'S EBY TOPS DISTRICT 2A-7 HONORS Adair senior Cody Eby was recently named the District 2A-7 MVP after helping lead his team to the school's first ever football championship. Eby accounted for 30 touchdowns — 17 receiving and 13 rushing — as a big part of Adair's high-powered offense that rolled to a Class 2A title. Adair coach Mark Lippe was also named Coach of the Year, Walker Graves was named Defensive Player of the Year and Bo Rogers was named Special Teams Player of the Year. Adair quarterback B.J. Bradbury, who is on The Oklahoman's All-State team as a defensive back, was named Quarterback of the Year. Another member of the All-State team, Tré Lang of Haskell, was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Here is a complete breakdown of the All-District team as voted by the coaches: MVP: Cody Eby, Adair Offensive Player of the Year: Tré Lang, Haskell Defensive Player of the Year: Walker Graves, Adair Special Teams Player of the Year: Bo Rogers, Adair Newcomer of the Year: Jacob Bruce, Hulbert Coach of the Year: Mark Lippe, Adair Quarterback of the Year: B.J. Bradbury, Adair Running Back of the Year: Anthony Howard, Hulbert Wide Receiver of the Year: Brock Martin, Adair Offensive Lineman of the Year: McQuay Shaw, Haskell; Nick Richmond, Hulbert; Lane Yoder, Adair; Chance Brown, Colcord Tight End of the Year: Dexter Nichols, Kansas; Adam Davis, Hulbert Injured Athlete of the Year: Brandon Roeder, Adair; Cody Daniels, Salina; Chris King, Choteau Defensive Lineman of the Year: Kanyon Kelley, Haskell Defensive End of the Year: Bryce McCutceon, Adair Inside Linebacker of the Year: Caleb Crites, Colcord; Austin Junghans, Haskell Outside Linebacker of the Year: Jesse Copeland, Colcord; Ethan Autry, Hulbert Defensive Back of the Year: Will Hefner, Adair ALL DISTRICT Adair: Blane Dean, Alec Brand, Jason Kincade, Ben Woolman, Joe Smith, Noah McKnight, Heath Kerr, Nick King, Trevor Brachtenbach Choteau: Ben Cowan, Joe Quigley, Trevor Searcy Colcord: JJ Potter, Cash Hayes, James Parsons, River Craghead Hulbert: Jordan Gibson, Spencer West, Parker Taylor, Jon McGowan, Dillon Stanley, Greg Landaverde, Gunner Cleveland Kansas: Mark Blizzard, Jared Hogshooter, Jordan Robbins Salina: Billy Shea, Jared Mellowbug, Bryce Kerns, Matt Ogle HONORABLE MENTION Choteau: Curtis Smallwood, Justin Chupp, Tyler McMahan, Zac Primeaux Colcord: Mandan Shawver, Spencer Earp Hulbert: Noah Thompson, Trenton Justice, Josh Hardison, Gabe Scott Kansas: Cody Blackfox, Jon Noe, Ty Whorton Salina: Chase Mellowbug, Trenton Pritchett, Isaiah Sapp, Jake Sitsler
Oklahoma State football: Hugh Freeze serves as shining example for high school coaches with college dreams, but transition rarely comes easyDec 28, 2015
When Freeze walks into the homes of potential recruits these days, his message is tailor-made to match the humble beginnings his current players know all too well.
Oklahoma State football: Hugh Freeze serves as shining example for high school coaches with college dreams, but transition rarely comes easy
By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer email@example.com | Dec 28, 2015NEW ORLEANS — In 2004, Hugh Freeze coached football and girls' high school basketball in rural southwest Tennessee. On Friday, he'll coach Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State. It's the type of grass roots coaching journey fit for the Hollywood screen. “It's pretty special,” said Brian Stewart, who worked under Freeze at Briarcrest Christian School, in an interview with the Clarion-Ledger. “To see one of our own, to see somebody from where you grew up and know him as an individual, it's very rewarding.” Of course, there were plenty of coaching stops before Freeze was hired to lead the Rebels in December 2011. Three years as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator under Ed Orgeron at Ole Miss. Two seasons leading NAIA Lambuth (Tenn.). Another two at Arkansas State as offensive coordinator and head coach. “To see him go and move up so quickly was astonishing to me,” Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner said. “To be honest, when I took the job I thought, ‘I don't know about this. I don't know if he's ready for this level.' And the very first staff meeting, he came in and just took charge.” When Freeze walks into the homes of potential recruits these days, his message is tailor-made to match the humble beginnings his current players know all too well. “That's what he always reminds us,” Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell said, “that we're just blessed to be at this platform because a lot of people would love to be here.” It rings especially true for high school football coaches across the country. Freeze's journey — and others alike who made the leap to college powerhouses — serve as inspiration to reach the next level. “It just speaks volumes about high school football coaches when you look at guys like Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Phillip Montgomery (Tulsa), Art Briles (Baylor) and Hugh Freeze,” said Adam Gaylor, head coach at Westmoore. “The names go on as far as guys who have been high school football coaches who are massively successful in major college football.” However, making the transition isn't always so easy, no matter how successful one might be in the high school ranks. Allan Trimble established a dynasty at Jenks by winning 13 state championships since 1996. The allure of advancing his craft was top-of-mind during those early years. “Back in the late 90s we were blessed with a bunch of success and I actually interviewed at Abilene Christian and a couple of other smaller colleges,” Trimble said. “I had always really selfishly wanted to go do that. But my timing was a little bit off.” Trimble, his wife and two daughters, were deeply rooted in their community, school system and church. Now at age 52, his youngest is set to graduate. But his window to move ahead might be closing. “Now I'm 20 years older, so a lot of the college game is a young man's game,” Trimble said. “But still, there's a part of me that would love to go back and do it.” Gaylor, at age 37, can relate. He dreamt of becoming a Division-I defensive coordinator back when he was a graduate assistant at Central Oklahoma and Northeastern A&M College. But as his young family grew, goals shifted to become a high school head coach — at least for now. “I love being at Westmoore, the grass isn't always greener because I've got a great job at a great place and work with wonderful people,” Gaylor said. “But absolutely, you always want to challenge yourself and see how well you could do at the next level.” But when timing and circumstance align, some high school coaches are fast-tracked to college opportunities. In 2012, Mike Jinks coached OSU safety Jordan Sterns at Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas. It took just three years as a Texas Tech assistant before he was selected to become the new head coach at Bowling Green earlier this month. “One of the hardest working men I know,” Sterns said. “A great leader and mentor to me. I'm definitely proud of him, but that's something I definitely expected of him.” Back in Stillwater, OSU coach Mike Gundy says “some of the better coaches out there are high school football coaches,” considering their need to oversee every aspect of their program in detail. But as the Cowboys' have seen massive turnover on their assistant coaching staff over Gundy's 11 seasons, they haven't featured a straight-from-high school hire. But that doesn't mean it won't happen. Gundy's comments keep the dream alive. “We haven't found that fit at this time,” Gundy said, “but it's certainly always something we take into consideration.”
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 13, 2015The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa Washington (1) 10-1 4. Bartlesville (2) 10-2 5. Lawton (5) 8-2 6. Midwest City (6) 6-4 7. Stillwater (7) 5-6 8. Choctaw (8) 5-6 9. Muskogee (9) 4-6 10. Putnam City West (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. Altus (3) 13-1 2. Collinsville (9) 8-5 3. Lawton MacArthur (1) 11-1 4. Skiatook (2) 12-1 5. McGuinness (5) 10-3 6. McAlester (4) 10-2 7. Deer Creek (6) 8-4 8. Ardmore (8) 8-3 9. Coweta (7) 7-4 10. Tulsa Kelley (10) 7-3 Dropped out: None Class 4A 1. Wagoner (1) 14-0 2. Oologah (3) 11-3 3. Poteau (2) 12-1 4. Harrah (5) 7-4 5. Weatherford (6) 8-4 6. Cascia Hall (8) 7-5 7. Tuttle (7) 10-1 8. Anadarko (4) 8-3 9. Cache (9) 8-3 10. Clinton (10) 6-6 Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall (1) 15-0 2. Lincoln Christian (3) 14-1 3. Jones (4) 13-1 4. Lone Grove (NR) 10-4 5. Locust Grove (2) 12-1 6. Roland (8) 11-2 7. Hilldale (5) 12-1 8. Plainview (10) 9-3 9. Sulphur (NR) 9-4 10. John Marshall (7) 10-2 Dropped out: Victory Christian (6) 9-2; Meeker (9) 9-3 Class 2A 1. Adair (1) 14-1 2. Haskell (7) 13-2 3. Chisholm (2) 13-1 4. Davis (5) 9-4 5. Washington (3) 11-2 6. Vian (6) 10-3 7. Kingston (8) 10-2 8. Luther (4) 11-1 9. Lindsay (10) 10-2 10. Prague (NR) 9-5 Dropped out: Millwood (9) 6-3 Class A 1. Stratford (1) 15-0 2. Cashion (8) 12-3 3. Hollis (2) 12-1 4. Ringling (3) 11-1 5. Hominy (6) 12-2 6. Mooreland (4) 12-1 7. Minco (5) 10-2 8. Talihina (9) 10-2 9. Kiefer (7) 10-2 10. Thomas (10) 9-3 Dropped out: None Class B 1. Davenport (2) 14-0 2. Keota (3) 12-1 3. Dewar (4) 11-2 4. Weleetka (7) 9-4 5. Alex (1) 11-1 6. Seiling (5) 10-2 7. Geary (6) 10-2 8. Pioneer (8) 8-4 9. Turpin (9) 8-3 10. Laverne (10) 8-3 Dropped out: None Class C 1. Shattuck (5) 12-1 2. Coyle (4) 13-1 3. Grandfield (2) 11-1 4. Cherokee (1) 11-1 5. Fox (3) 11-1 6. Deer Creek-Lamont (7) 10-2 7. Tipton (6) 8-3 8. Timberlake (8) 7-5 9. Webbers Falls (9) 8-3 10. Thackerville (10) 7-4 Dropped out: None
Here are some Oklahoma City-area wrestlers to watch this season: Triston Cortez, Sr., Kingfisher: Cortez and Maddy Roney are both coming off standout junior seasons for the Yellowjackets. Jaryn Curry, So., Choctaw: Despite his youth, Curry has risen in the national rankings at 145 pounds. Dalton Duffield, Sr., Westmoore: Nationally ranked in an incredibly tough 126-pound class, Duffield and...
High school wrestlers to watch
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Dec 10, 2015Here are some Oklahoma City-area wrestlers to watch this season: Triston Cortez, Sr., Kingfisher: Cortez and Maddy Roney are both coming off standout junior seasons for the Yellowjackets. Jaryn Curry, So., Choctaw: Despite his youth, Curry has risen in the national rankings at 145 pounds. Dalton Duffield, Sr., Westmoore: Nationally ranked in an incredibly tough 126-pound class, Duffield and teammate Canon Randall give the Jaguars high hopes this season. Beau Guffey, Sr., Tuttle: Guffey is nationally ranked at 145 pounds, but the truth is, you could put most of the Tuttle lineup on this list. Ten Tigers advanced to state finals matches last year, and nine of them are back. Garrett Rowe, Sr., Choctaw: Rowe went 34-4 in a competitive 113-pound division, finishing as a state champion last year. Brey Walker, So., Southmoore: The 6-foot-6, 315-pound football star who is verbally committed to Oklahoma as an offensive lineman is also a nationally ranked heavyweight. Aryion Young, Sr., Heritage Hall: Kaden Gfeller isn't the only Heritage Hall star worth knowing. Young went 36-3 on his way to a state title at 152 last year.
Dec 8, 2015
Lamar made three scholarship offers around the Oklahoma City metro on Tuesday. Edmond Santa Fe linebacker Mike Coats Jr. was offered by the Division I university, along with Westmoore's Tre Towery and Derek Loccident. Coats, the son of former Oklahoma linebacker Mike Coats, announced the offer on his Twitter page. He also recently picked up an opportunity to...
High school notebook: Lamar offers three local football players
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Dec 8, 2015Lamar made three scholarship offers around the Oklahoma City metro on Tuesday. Edmond Santa Fe linebacker Mike Coats Jr. was offered by the Division I university, along with Westmoore's Tre Towery and Derek Loccident. Coats, the son of former Oklahoma linebacker Mike Coats, announced the offer on his Twitter page. He also recently picked up an opportunity to be a preferred walk-on at Oklahoma State. As a senior for the Wolves, Coats recorded 104 tackles, one sack and an interception. He also has multiple Division II offers. Westmoore defensive coordinator Ty Gower confirmed the offers for Towery and Loccident to The Oklahoman via text message. Towery is a 6-foot-2, 290-pound defensive lineman. Loccident, a defensive back, had 53 tackles and an interception this season. EDMOND NORTH'S FROHLING WINS GATORADE AWARD Edmond North senior Hannah Rose Frohling was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Volleyball Player of the Year on Tuesday. Frohling, who was announced as The Oklahoman's All-City Player of the Year last week, led the Huskies to a 32-1 record and the Class 6A state championship. The 6-foot senior recorded 408 digs, 330 kills and 104 service aces while posting a kill percentage of .438. She maintained a weighted 4.25 grade-point average and serves as a volunteer in her community. “Hannah Rose Frohling leads her team not only with her skill set, but also with a great attitude and tons of energy,” Norman North coach Stephanie Kane said. “She really stepped up this year in her senior role to help her team win a state championship.” JENKS' NUNLEY, BROKEN ARROW'S SHAW SHARE DISTRICT HONORS Jenks quarterback Cooper Nunley and Broken Arrow running back Jamall Shaw were recently both honored as the District 6A-I-1 Players of the Year. Nunley just led Jenks to its fourth straight championship and third with him as the starting quarterback. Shaw led Broken Arrow to the state championship game, where it lost to Jenks. Nunley passes for 2,853 yards and 35 touchdowns, while Shaw rushed for 1,959 yards and 27 touchdowns. Edmond Santa Fe star running back Darran Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. He finished the year with 1,744 yards and 22 touchdowns on 248 carries. Jenks' Dillon Stoner, an Oklahoma State commitment, was named Defensive Player of the Year. Stoner had 50 tackles and an interception, while also catching 36 passes for 724 yards and 10 TDs. Broken Arrow coach David Alexander was named Coach of the Year. Here is a complete breakdown of the All-District Team and awards as voted by the coaches: Player of the Year: Cooper Nunley, Jenks; Jamall Shaw, Broken Arrow Offensive Player of the Year: Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe Defensive Player of the Year: Dillon Stoner, Jenks Coach of the Year: David Alexander, Broken Arrow Back of the Year: Braden Hudson, Putnam City Receiver of the Year: Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City Offensive Lineman of the Year: Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow Defensive Lineman of the Year: Tre Towery, Westmoore; Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow Linebacker of the Year: Mike Coats, Edmond Santa Fe; Austin Malicott, Westmoore Defensive Back of the Year: Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe Special Teams Player of the Year: Allan Dinh, Putnam City; Devon Johnson, Broken Arrow Kicker/Punter of the Year: Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial ALL-DISTRIC TEAM Edmond Memorial: Tate Troxell, Imani Woodley, Zeke Mammen, Jase George, Christian Gabriel, Evan Green, Grifffin Amen; Edmond Santa Fe: Grant Newton, Zeke Jenkins, Dillon Hall, Dustin Anthony, Jacob Goss, Jerome Bryson Jr., Vessy Parrish, Dylan Williams, Charles Gaines, Juan Johnson, Justin Richardson, Cameron Walker, Micah Gaston; Broken Arrow: Ethan Bullard, Andy Smith, Micah Mebane, Levi Vandeventer, Taylor Stines, Samuel Akem, Brendon Franklin, Israel Tristan, Jay Ivy, Michael Willis, Caleb Elder, Jordan Davis; Norman: Romero Gatewood, Jack Fronheiser, Riley McGill, Elijah Smith, Bryce Burkhart, Brandon Lee; Yukon: Cooper Stanley, DJ Taylor, Kyle Menge, Rylan Redding, JT Kearby, Parker Hodge; Putnam City: Ryan Brown, Austin Williams, Alonzo Fuller, Oscar Anyabola, Zach Hester, Dariyon Weeden;Westmoore: Tyler Addison, Desmond Vick, Noel Maul, DeShawn Lookout, Anthony Adams, Derek Loccident; Jenks: Andrew Wyatt, Austin Quillen, Stephen Lyles, T.J. Lynn, Antwan Woods, Abdul Alhou, Ryan Robinson, Carter Nelson, Zach Neal, Logan Corwin, Morgan Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Mason Minnix, Wyatt Scribner, Sam Wilson, Sheldon Barnes. HARRAH'S MARTIN NAMED DISTRICT 4A-2 PLAYER OF YEAR Harrah senior running back Grant Martin was recently named the District 4A-2 Player of the Year after leading Harrah to its first playoff victory in 21 years, Martin was on The Oklahoman's 2014 All-State team. He finished with nearly identical numbers to his junior season of 2,589 yards and 37 touchdowns. This season, he finished with 2,543 yards and 32 touchdowns in the same amount of games. He averaged 7.8 yards per carry. Tuttle coach Brad Ballard was honored as the Coach of the Year after the Tigers finished the regular season undefeated. Here is a complete breakdown of the All-District Team and awards as voted by the coaches: Player of the Year: Grant Martin, Harrah Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Jesse Lambert, McLoud; Gus Hall, Tecumseh Defensive Player of the Year: Brandon Mason, Tuttle Special Teams Player of the Year: Jon Cain, Glenpool Coach of the Year: Brad Ballard, Tuttle OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Quarterback: Gabe Simons, Ada; Kostner Ingraham, Harrah Running back: Shiloh Windsor, Ada; Jason Biddy, Tuttle Receiver: Dalton Lewis, McLoud; Jake Martinez, Ada Tight end: Jeremy McDonald, Harrah Offensive line: Chandler Anthony, Tuttle; Logan Roberson, Harrah; Teague Fox, Tuttle; Kyle Townsend, Harrah; Jake Bailey, Ada; Andrew Sturm, McLoud; Trip Hall, Tecumseh DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Defensive end: Dalton Cooper, Tuttle; Michael Spencer, Bristow; Jon Cain, Glenpool Defensive tackle: Dalton Hanson, Harrah; Jasper Smiley, Tecumseh Inside linebacker: Blake Berryhill, Tuttle; Braden Hobbs, Harrah Outside linebacker: Cale Smith, Tuttle; Levi Grimes, Ada Safety: Dakota Buie, Tuttle; Braden Jennings, Harrah Cornerback: Hunter Hughart, Glenpool; Austin Steele, Harrah SPECIAL TEAMS Kicker: Rylee Jones, Harrah Special recognition: Bryce Remington, Glenpool; Dillon Briggs, Ada ALL-DISTRICT TEAM Tuttle: Keegan Riley, Trenton Slattery, Brecken Waitman; Ada: Avery Logan, Kane Moore; Harrah: Kevin Carroll, Drew Webster, Chase Smiley, Hunter Goodwin, Steven Byers, Wyatt Laymon, Colton Guinn, Preston Griffin; Bristow:Robert Chacon, Ryan Lee, Tyran Proctor, Trever Miller, Jacoby Gantz; Glenpool: Anthony Burns, Austin LaCroix, Colton Hughart, Andrew Gossett, Bailey Bennett, Nick Heck, Kyle Harders; Tecumseh: Jordan Brown, Triston Grayson, Brayden Begley; McLoud: Tristan Keith, Johnny Poff, Christian Alba, Will Carroll
Nov 9, 2015
Haws, who remains paralyzed below the chest following an injury in a game on Oct. 23, was flown from Oklahoma City to Colorado, where he was admitted to Craig Hospital in Englewood, a suburb of Denver. Craig Hospital is one of the world’s elite facilities for treatment of spinal cord injuries.
High school notebook: Bethany's Hudson Haws heads to Colorado, next fundraiser planned
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Nov 9, 2015Injured Bethany football player Hudson Haws made a couple of big steps in the progression of his recovery on Monday. Haws, who remains paralyzed below the chest following an injury in a game on Oct. 23, was flown from Oklahoma City to Colorado, where he was admitted to Craig Hospital in Englewood, a suburb of Denver. Craig Hospital is one of the world's elite facilities for treatment of spinal cord injuries. Upon being admitted and examined, his new doctor ordered that his feeding tube be removed, according to reports from Haws' father, Tim. The doctor told the family he was not concerned about Haws' nutritional condition. As he begins to work through the various therapies and treatments at Craig Hospital, Haws will learn more about his potential for recovery. With the family facing mounting medical expenses, another Oklahoma City restaurant has stepped up to host a fundraising event. The Chick-fil-A on Northwest Expressway and Rockwell Avenue will donate a percentage of sales from lunch and dinner on Tuesday to the Hudson Haws Fund. In addition, the OSSAA has contacted its insurance company regarding a catastrophic injury policy that the association carries on behalf of the student-athletes for its member schools. “We've contacted our agent and sent them the paperwork to start that process,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “It's a supplementary program, a $500,000 policy with a $25,000 deductible.” The OSSAA spends $100,000 per year on the policy and is one of the few state organizations that carries one for regular season and postseason play. Most state groups only carry a policy for association-governed postseason events. It also includes a death benefit. “We've had it for a long time,” Sheakley said. “We always hope we never have a reason to use it.” OSSAA OFFERS VETERANS FREE ADMISSION The OSSAA is honoring veterans a second straight year for the opening week of the playoffs. The organization will allow free admission to veterans and one guest at any first-round game this week across the state. The veteran must show a driver's license displaying a seal indicating the person is a veteran, a veteran ID card or any other form of verification. "It is our initiative to encourage Oklahoma high schools to recognize veterans in conjunction with any school activities in the next couple of weeks," the OSSAA said in a release. "This is a great way to recognize those who have served our country and reinforce the importance of their sacrifices and the very meaning of Veterans Day." Admission for all other adults and students is $7. The OSSAA began offering the free admission last season after Rep. Gary Banz, R-Midwest City, approached it with the idea of admitting veterans free. The board of directors unanimously approved the idea with the addition of a friend. CHASTAIN, FINE NAMED WENDY'S HEISMAN STATE WINNERS Westmoore's Sydney Chastain and Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine were named the Oklahoma winners Monday for the annual Wendy's High School Heisman awards. Chastain is a standout on the basketball court for the Jaguars while she also competes in cross country and track. Fine is the state's most recognized quarterback. He holds the career passing record with 12,221 yards entering the first round of the playoffs this week. He also holds the record for career touchdowns. Last week, a group of 20 state finalists were announced. Chastain and Fine will both receive a silver medal, a Wendy's High School Heisman State Winner patch, a $50 Wendy's gift card and a $1,000 school donation if they do not advance to the National Finalist round, which will be announced the Week of Nov. 23. If chosen for the national round, they will receive an invitation to the Wendy's High School Heisman Weekend in New York. CALHOON MOVES TO SECOND ON ALL-TIME PASSING LIST Make it two quarterbacks to pass former Atoka star L.T. Pfaff in the record book. Victory Christian's Keats Calhoon became the latest to pass the previous state record for career passing yards of 11,357 by Pfaff. Calhoon threw for 355 yards in a 48-14 win Friday over Stigler. He passed Pfaff with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Hicks on the game's opening possession. Calhoon now has 11,707 yards. Locust Grove's Fine continued extending his lead with the record by throwing for 325 yards in a 54-27 win over Jay. He became the first passer in Oklahoma history to pass 12,000 yards. Fine enters the playoffs with 12,221 career yards. Each week, The Oklahoman will update the chase between Calhoon and Fine. Mason Fine, Locust Grove Total entering last week: 11,896 Last week: 325 Career total: 12,221 Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian Total entering last week: 11,352 Last week: 355 Career total: 11,707
Nov 6, 2015
Putnam City draws Class 6A powerhouse Tulsa Union in the first round of the playoffs.
High school football: Putnam City outslugs Westmoore, 60-44
By Richard Stroud, For The Oklahoman | Nov 6, 2015MOORE — For most of the first half of Friday's game between Putnam City and Westmoore at Moore Schools Stadium, it looked like the Pirates' first trip to the Class 6A playoffs since 2008 would have to wait another year. Then came an incredible third quarter in which Putnam City scored three defensive touchdowns and outscored the Jaguars 40-0 on their way to a 60-44 win that wrapped up fourth place in District 6A-I-1 and earned the Pirates a spot in the postseason. The Pirates will travel to Tulsa to take on Union in the first round of the playoffs. “I've been a part of some of those,” Pirate coach Preston Pearson said of the score-a-thon. “You've just got to keep playing and hope the ball bounces your way.” The Jaguars (4-6 overall, 3-4 in 6A-I-1) led 30-14 at the half thanks to good field position on several drives. Putnam City (5-5, 3-4) turned the tables to start the third quarter, taking a short Westmoore punt to the Jaguar 37. Quarterback Bradon Hudson scored on a 2-yard run four plays later, and Austin Williams returned an interception 16 yards for another score two plays later to make it 30-27. A Westmoore turnover led to a 17-yard touchdown run by Hudson to give the Pirates the lead for good, but the PC defense wasn't done yet, returning a botched snap on a punt and another interception for touchdowns in the period. Hudson added a 33-yard touchdown pass as the Pirates pulled away. The Jags took command of the game in the second quarter thanks to Putnam City mistakes. Short punts and a pair of turnovers led to Westmoore starting four straight drives inside the Pirate 40. The Jaguars scored on three of those, getting three touchdown passes from Braxton Bohrofen in the first half to take the 16-point lead at intermission. “We felt like we were playing pretty well defensively, we just turned the ball over too much,” Pearson said. “We felt good, we just knew we couldn't turn the ball over.” Steadying the ship offensively was Hudson, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more. “He's a great quarterback for us,” Pearson said. “He sees the field really well and makes smart decisions.”
Nov 5, 2015
Edmond Santa Fe needed a win to guarantee a playoff spot for the first time since 2013. The Wolves now wait to see what happens with Edmond Memorial, Putnam City and Westmoore to determine where they play next week.
High school football: Edmond Santa Fe routs Norman to clinch playoff berth
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 5, 2015EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior Daviaun Bowler saw the ball bounce off the fingertips of a teammate, noticed the sideline was wide open and grabbed the onside kick in a blur to break free. Five seconds is all it took to score the touchdown that kicked off a 41-14 rout by the seventh-ranked Wolves over Norman to clinch a playoff berth Thursday at Wantland Stadium. “I'm thinking this is a perfect kick for them and they're about to get the onside,” Bowler said. “I just snag it out there and run. I couldn't slow down.” Edmond Santa Fe needed a win to guarantee a playoff spot for the first time since 2013. The Wolves now wait to see what happens with Edmond Memorial, Putnam City and Westmoore to determine where they play next week. After a disappointing one-point loss in Week 9 to Broken Arrow, Santa Fe regained some momentum for the postseason thanks to a 41-point outburst in the first half. Edmond Santa Fe (6-4, 4-3 District 6AI-1) amassed 286 of its 362 offensive yards in the first half. The defense held Norman (1-9, 1-6) to just 234 yards for the entire game. Bowler finished with 142 all-purpose yards, including an 82-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter on a quick slant from quarterback Drew Rasmussen. Bowler's 60-yard return opened the game, ruining a well-executed onside kick that caught Santa Fe off guard. “That's just a player making a play,” first-year Santa Fe coach Kyle White said. “It's a heads-up play by an athlete that wants to go compete, wants to go make plays for his team and wants to get in the end zone. It was just a heck of a play.” Two Norman possessions later with a 13-0 lead, senior Dylan Williams took a big gamble on a punt that he misjudged and allowed to go over his head. Rolling around the 12, he picked it up while running toward his own end zone, looped around to the right side of the field and used his blocks to break free for an 88-yard score and 20-0 advantage less than 6 minutes into the game. “I was like, ‘Oh snap, I'm going to get fired,'” Williams said. “The coaches were mad at first, but then I scored and it was all right.” Once Williams fielded the ball, Bowler had little doubt about the end result and about the season extending one more week. “I thought it was going in the end zone and he just scooped it,” Bowler said. “I saw that 200(-meter) track speed. I saw him turn that corner, have that head tilt and I knew it was over then.”
One of the most successful football periods for Moore High School will be honored throughout the day Thursday. Former players Matt Anderson, Corey Ivy and Mike Strimple will all be inducted to the school’s Wall of Fame following the first quarter of Thursday’s game against Mustang. Ivy will also present a commemorative Wilson Gold Football to the school in an assembly as part of the NFL’s 50th...
Moore to honor Corey Ivy, Matt Anderson, Mike Strimple
Jacob Unruh | Nov 5, 2015One of the most successful football periods for Moore High School will be honored throughout the day Thursday. Former players Matt Anderson, Corey Ivy and Mike Strimple will all be inducted to the school’s Wall of Fame following the first quarter of Thursday’s game against Mustang. Ivy will also present a commemorative Wilson Gold Football to the school in an assembly as part of the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl celebration recognizing schools and communities that contributed to Super Bowl history and positively impacted the game. Ivy helped helped Tampa Bay win Super Bowl XXXVII after playing at Oklahoma. Anderson was a member of the Sooners’ 2000 national championship team. All three players played for former coach Tom Noles and were instrumental in Moore’s 11-year run of 102 wins and five state semifinal appearances. The Lions also beat rival Westmoore 11 straight times.
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
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.
Nov 1, 2015
New coach Preston Pearson wasn’t about to let his first season as a head coach be a throwaway year in 6A-I.
High school football: Putnam City not waiting 'til next year for playoff shot
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 1, 2015WARR ACRES — Before the football season began, Putnam City learned that next year, it will drop down to Class 6A Division II. The improved opportunity to compete for a championship in the lower division was an exciting thought for the school that has struggled to make the postseason in recent years. But new coach Preston Pearson wasn't about to let his first season as a head coach be a throwaway year in 6A-I. Coming off an overtime victory against Norman last Friday, the Pirates have kept their postseason hopes alive entering Week 10. “That's what we're here for, to make the postseason,” Pearson said. “Points don't matter. We've got to go fight and play and win the game. “We're excited about that. Enthusiasm is high, and their spirit is good. I'm looking forward to a good week of practice.” The Pirates face Westmoore at 7 p.m. Friday with the loser being eliminated from the playoffs. Westmoore can climb as high as the No. 3 seed in District 6A-I-1 with a win, and Putnam City can lock up the fourth spot, as long as a couple other district teams can avoid upsets. In addition to a victory, the Pirates need Broken Arrow to defeat Edmond Memorial (Friday) and Edmond Santa Fe to beat Norman (Thursday). The Pirates' last postseason appearance came in 2008.
The Jaguars wiped away the sting of three straight disappointing losses and improved to 4-5 overall and 3-4 in district play. A win in their regular-season finale over Putnam City could vault Westmoore to the third seed in the District 6A-1.
High school football: Westmoore keeps its playoff chances alive with win over Yukon
By Justin Tinder, For The Oklahoman | Oct 30, 2015YUKON — Westmoore bettered its chances for a Class 6A playoff berth thanks to a 49-20 road victory Friday night at Yukon. The Jaguars wiped away the sting of three straight disappointing losses and improved to 4-5 overall and 3-4 in district play. A win in their regular-season finale over Putnam City could vault Westmoore to the third seed in the District 6A-1. Daevon Newton rushed for 113 yards, and Mike Hotchkins added 111 yards on the ground as the Jaguars used a ball-control running game and an opportunistic passing attack to keep the Millers' high-scoring offense on the sideline. Through the air, Westmoore quarterback Braxton Bohrofen completed 7-of-12 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns. His scoring tosses were of 19 yards to James Palmer, four yards to Derek Loccident and 65 yards to Braxton George. “We always talk about three things that are common to good football teams,” Westmoore coach Adam Gaylor said. “They can run the football. They can stop the run. They play great special teams. Tonight, we did all that.” The Jaguars limited Yukon to just 118 yards on the ground, much of which came after the outcome had been decided and against Westmoore's second-team unit. Westmoore was ahead 42-0 when Newtown scored on a 14-yard run with 3:17 to play in the third quarter. “With our first defense in there they didn't score a point,” Gaylor said. “We had a couple of takeaways in the first half. Yukon has a good offense. They have scored points on everyone this year.” Yukon, which is 2-7 under first-year coach Brian Sauser, did have positive things happen for them late. The Millers scored 21 points in 18 minutes thanks in part to the tough running of tailback Caleb Davis, who finished the game with 80 yards on eight carries. He scored on touchdown runs of one and five yards. Yukon quarterback Trevor Smith warmed at the end finishing with 18-of-38 completions for 156 yards. His best work came on a scoring drive when he completed consecutive passes of 36, 20 and then hit Korbin Roof with a 23-yard scoring pass with 2:17 left in the third period.
On senior night at Putnam City, it was only fitting that a pair of seniors were in on the game-winning tackle that preserved the Pirates’ 28-21 overtime victory Thursday night at Putnam City Stadium, while also keeping their playoff hopes alive.
High school football: Putnam City stops Norman in overtime
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 29, 2015WARR ACRES — As Norman quarterback Ryan Peoples sprinted toward the goal line, Putnam City linebacker Alonzo Fuller lunged forward to deliver a hit and defensive back Dreyvon Christon came with support, stopping Peoples a yard short of the end zone. On senior night at Putnam City, it was only fitting that a pair of seniors were in on the game-winning tackle that preserved the Pirates' 28-21 overtime victory Thursday night at Putnam City Stadium, while also keeping their playoff hopes alive. Moments earlier, two other seniors — quarterback Braden Hudson and receiver Ryan Brown — connected on a 10-yard touchdown pass that put the Pirates ahead on the first play of overtime. “We thought that wouldn't be open,” Hudson said. “They covered it all night, and then the one play they didn't cover it, we score a touchdown. “The offensive line did great, the receiver did great to get in the end zone, and the defense came up big in the end.” Norman had 274 yards of total offense, with 187 of it coming from workhorse running back Dillon Dougherty on 38 carries. Hudson finished with 370 yards passing, going 26-of-38 with two touchdowns, along with two rushing TDs. “Isn't he outstanding?” PC coach Preston Pearson said of Hudson. “I”ve got the best quarterback in Oklahoma that nobody knows about. “What's awesome is the way he processes coverages. We've got receiver(s) running all different directions, and he is processing the coverage, and he knows who should be open. He's a special player, and it's awesome to coach him.” The win keeps Putnam City (4-5, 2-4 District 6A-I-1) in the playoff hunt heading to next week's regular season finale at Westmoore. “That's our whole goal, Week 11,” said Christon, who had 11 receptions for 180 yards. “One more chance at it, and we're gonna get it done.” The game was stopped briefly in the third quarter when Putnam City linebacker J'Lyn Bryant was injured and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Putnam City administrators said Bryant was moving his extremities while he laid on the field.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 26, 2015
Haws, a senior linebacker, has been hospitalized since Friday night when he broke three vertebrae in his neck and back during a football game at Blanchard. The injury required emergency surgery at the OU Medicine trauma center in Oklahoma City.
High school notebook: Bethany's Hudson Haws shows more improvement Monday
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 26, 2015Injured Bethany football player Hudson Haws showed another significant sign of improvement on Monday when his breathing strengthened to the point that he could be taken off a ventilator. Haws, a senior linebacker, has been hospitalized since Friday night when he broke three vertebrae in his neck and back during a football game at Blanchard. The injury required emergency surgery at the OU Medicine trauma center in Oklahoma City. He still has no feeling or movement below his chest, but his arm strength has improved in the last couple of days. Being taken off the breathing machine is a major step. As the swelling in his spinal cord continues to recede, it will become easier for doctors to determine the extent of the injury to his spinal cord. LAWTON MAC'S FIAILOA INVITED TO POLYNESIAN ALL-AMERICAN BOWL Lawton MacArthur offensive lineman T.J. Fiailoa was invited to play in the annual Polynesian All-American Bowl game. The game is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2016, at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, Calif. Fiailoa said he has not accepted the invitation yet. “It means a lot,” Fiailoa said. “My family is proud, and I'm just humbled to be recognized. It's not one of those big bowls like Under Armour, but as a Samoan it means a lot.” Fiailoa is one of the top offensive linemen in the state. He holds scholarship offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, Stephen F. Austin and Utah State. He's ranked No. 27 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 rankings of the state's top college recruits for the 2016 class. The event is sponsored by the Aiga Foundation, a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, assists student-athletes from across the mainland United States, Hawaii and American Samoa in acquiring football athletic scholarships. Aiga means “family” in the Samoan language. RECORD CHASE UPDATE It's rare to have one quarterback challenge a state record, but this season two quarterbacks are chasing former Atoka star L.T. Pfaff's record of 11,357 career passing yards. On Friday, that mark was eclipsed by Locust Grove's Mason Fine, who threw for 457 yards to bring his career total to 11,658 yards. He also holds the career mark for touchdowns. Next up is Victory Christian's Keats Calhoon, who sits 342 yards away from Pfaff's mark. Each week, The Oklahoman will update the chase between Fine and Calhoon. Mason Fine, Locust Grove Total entering week: 11,201 This week: 457 Career total: 11,658 Yards past record: 301 Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian Total entering week: 10,672 This week: 343 Career total: 11,015 Yards to Pfaff: 342 BRAD DALKE NAMED ALL-AMERICAN FOR FIFTH TIME Though he's been in college for two months now, Brad Dalke added one more record to his decorated junior golf career on Monday. The Oklahoma freshman and Hobart native was selected a first-team Rolex Junior All-American on Monday, his fifth time to receive the honor. He's the first player ever to be a first-team selection five times. Dalke concluded his illustrious high school career by winning the Junior PGA Championship in August. He already has a top-10 finish and a stroke average of 72.4 through four college tournaments. Edmond North's Austin Eckroat and Norman's Yujeong Son were second-team All-American selections. SOFTBALL ALL-DISTRICT 6A-2 TEAM ANNOUNCED The All-District team for District 6A-2 was recently announced with Putnam City standout Alexis Perry taking home the top honor of Player of the Year. Perry is verbally committed to Nebraska. Putnam City North's Stephanie Giggers was named Pitcher of the Year. Mustang's Mackenzie Donihoo and Westmoore's Sydnee Ramsey were named the offensive and defensive players of the year. First-year Mustang coach Jamie Roberts was named the Coach of the Year after leading Mustang to the Class 6A state tournament. Here is a full breakdown of the team: Player of the Year: Alexis Perry, Putnam City Pitcher of the Year: Stephanier Giggers, Putnam North Offensive Player of the Year: Mackenzie Donihoo, Mustang Defensive Player of the Year: Sydnee Ramsey, Westmoore Coach of the Year: Jamie Roberts, Mustang FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Kylie Dodson, Mustang; Makayla Jackson, Putnam City; Mckenzie Smith, Westmoore Catcher: Madison Perrigan, Mustang; Hannah Salmon, Putnam City First base: Julie Minter, Edmond North Second base: Josie Tofpi, Westmoore Third base: Alexus Bailey, Putnam North Shortstop: Caleigh Stevenson, Midwest City Outfield: Mason Andrews, Westmoore; Taunna Jefferies, Midwest City; Lorren Kromer, Putnam North Utility: Brookyln Sparkman, Mustang; Ashtyn Crouch, Edmond North; Kennedy Thomas, Edmond North; Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial; Kendall Murphy, Edmond Memoriall Ashlynn Williams, Midwest City HONORABLE MENTION Mustang: Lexi Vargas, Zoe Jones, Audrie Morrison Putnam North: Caroline Hamblin, Kelsie Villabos, Meridee Lawson Westmoore: Alanna Leisy, Erycka Pierce, Bailey Gilliam Edmond Memorial: Crimson Davis, Karsen Heron Edmond North: Kamri Heath, Amy Crabaugh, Katlyn Jones, Jillian Helsley Putnam City: Danielle Stover, Jessica Holt, Sara Price Midwest City: Kylie McCoy, Kierra Williams, Maddi Thompson U.S. Grant: Lexi Merino
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.
High school football: Sophomore Delvon McNeely's big night keys Edmond Memorial's win over WestmooreOct 22, 2015
No. 10 Edmond Memorial is now 4-4 on the year overall, but more importantly 3-2 in District 6A-I-1 play entering the final two-game stretch against Jenks and Broken Arrow. The victory keeps hope alive moving forward.
High school football: Sophomore Delvon McNeely's big night keys Edmond Memorial's win over Westmoore
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 22, 2015MOORE — Delvon McNeely fully expected to get yelled at by the Edmond Memorial coaches on the sideline in the final minute. McNeely, a sophomore running back, had just made the one mistake on a career night, fumbling with 45.7 seconds remaining and Memorial clinging to a seven-point lead over Westmoore. What he expected didn't happen. Instead, coaches acknowledged his big night and the defense saved the day in a huge 20-13 victory to keep Memorial's playoff hopes alive Thursday at Moore Schools Stadium. “They said you did good today and worked hard,” McNeely said while boasting a huge smile. No. 10 Edmond Memorial is now 4-4 on the year overall, but more importantly 3-2 in District 6A-I-1 play entering the final two-game stretch against Jenks and Broken Arrow. The victory keeps hope alive moving forward. “This is a really good relief that we got this win,” Memorial quarterback Jonah Weltzheimer said. “Our focus is the playoffs right now, and we put so much time and effort in this week preparing. I think all of that hard work paid off for this game.” No. 8 Westmoore falls to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in district play. The Jaguars are still in the playoff hunt with games against Yukon and Putnam City remaining. On a night where the Westmoore defense swarmed senior Tate Troxell in the backfield and held him to a mere 14 yards on 13 carries, it was the powerful McNeely who stepped up. He carried the ball 22 times for 125 yards and a touchdown, a 3-yard run in the first quarter. He rushed for 98 yards in the second half once the rain subsided. “Just through the weeks he's played he's gotten so much better,” Weltzheimer said. “Last year, he was known as that run-hard player, but he's developed a quickness in him. That's our key is quickness with our running backs. He helped us so much in this game. He says he had a bad game, but he had a great game for us today.” Memorial led 13-3 early in the fourth after Braxton Pickard made his second field goal. Westmoore immediately answered with a 63-yard kick return from Wyatt Duvall that set up a 17-yard touchdown reception by Mike Hotchkins. The Jaguars then tied the game on a 22-yard field goal by Javier Aguilar with 4:42 left. Memorial, however, quickly drove down the field to set up Weltzheimer's 7-yard keeper for the go-ahead score. “I'm so proud of Jonah,” Memorial coach Justin Merideth said. “Being the backup quarterback to come in and lead us to a bunch of wins, I'm so proud of him.” The Bulldogs' defense stopped Westmoore on downs the next possession and on the final possession after McNeely's fumble to seal the much-needed win. “I hoped our defensive would help me out,” McNeely said.
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 14, 2015
NORMAN — When Jesse Walker introduces himself to a new person, he always feels compelled to add a footnote. “My real name is Brian.” Walker was born to a 14-year-old mother and his grandmother helped raise him. She read somewhere that the name “Jesse” means “a gift from God,” so she started calling him that. “The name just stuck,” Walker said. Walker, now a redshirt sophomore safety, is the...
Walk-on Wednesday: Safety Jesse Walker never gave up on his dream of going to college
Jason Kersey | Oct 14, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3876649[/img]NORMAN — When Jesse Walker introduces himself to a new person, he always feels compelled to add a footnote. “My real name is Brian.” Walker was born to a 14-year-old mother and his grandmother helped raise him. She read somewhere that the name “Jesse” means “a gift from God,” so she started calling him that. “The name just stuck,” Walker said. Walker, now a redshirt sophomore safety, is the latest Sooner to be featured in The Oklahoman’s “Walk-on Wednesday” series, which focuses each week on a non-scholarship OU football player. He played sports at Westmoore and graduated from high school in 2008, but took four years off from school and worked. Walker spent two of those years off working for the University of Oklahoma in the facilities management department, where he essentially served as a mover. Walker’s favorite story from those days is when he was told to take a $33,000 Venetian mirror that had been donated to OU President David Boren. “It was made in the 1700s,” Walker remembered. “I had to drive it to Oklahoma City in a box truck because it had a little spot that needed to be repaired. There was a specialist in the city who could repair it. “I had to drive it up there, take it to them and then drive it back a couple hours later.” So Walker drove as slow as possible with his emergency flashers on, and had another guy in the passenger seat giving him directions and checking blind spots. “That was the most nerve wracking thing,” he said with a laugh. “I knew if I crashed, if I would’ve wrecked that truck, I would’ve lost my job.” He worked hard for OU during that time, but all the while, he wanted to go back to school and earn a college degree. Eventually, he decided to apply for admission to OU and was accepted. “I was doubtful that I would even get back into school,” Walker admitted. “It’s hard being out four years and then coming back. It’s difficult because a lot of times, you forget some of the knowledge that you learned in high school. “Had I stayed out too long? How’s that gonna affect me in the classroom?” His freshman year in 2012, Walker majored in radiology and never gave much thought at all to playing football. Until, that is, he drove down to Dallas for the OU-Texas game with a group of friends. “My grandfather had just passed away,” Walker said. “It’s always been a dream since I was a kid to be on the team here at OU.” So he started training, which wasn’t easy considering he hadn’t worked out much at all over the previous four years. But Walker spent eight months training, tried out for the football team in 2013 and made it. Of course, a major like radiology is impossible for a football player because it requires students to spend two years at the Norman campus, then two years at the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. “Being on the team was my dream, so I decided to go ahead and switch,” Walker said. He changed his major to health and exercise science. He might want to go into coaching, although he said he still is thinking about going to radiology school once he’s finished playing football. And although he still hasn’t appeared in a game for the Sooners, he said he loves being part of the team. “It’s been an amazing experience,” said Walker, who turned 25 in August. “They’ve become my brothers, even though I’m a little bit older.” And as far as his name goes, Walker said he’s going to get it legally changed to “Jesse” within the next year. “That way, once I graduate, there’s no more confusion,” Walker said. “Every time I tell somebody my name, I feel like I have to explain my story. Doing that almost every day gets a little tiring, so I plan on changing it soon.” Here’s a complete list of our past “Walk-on Wednesday” features: 10/14/15: Defensive back Jesse Walker 10/07/15: Offensive lineman Nick Hardaway09/30/15: Deep snapper Jack Aubel09/23/15: Linebacker Ruben Hunter09/02/15: Defensive back Cole Swayze11/26/14: Defensive tackle Kane Snowden11/19/14: Wide receiver Grant Bothun11/05/14: Defensive back Najee Bissoon10/29/14: Kicker Nick Hodgson10/15/14: Tight end Connor Knight10/01/14: Defensive end Mitch Tate09/17/14: Kicker Eric Hosek09/03/14: Defensive back Brandon Young08/27/14: Linebacker Caleb Gastelum
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
Oct 14, 2015
Sooners outside linebacker Devante Bond was expected to return to practice Wednesday but his status for Saturday’s game remains in doubt.
OU football journal: Devante Bond still questionable for Saturday
By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey, Staff Writers | Oct 14, 2015Sooners outside linebacker Devante Bond was expected to return to practice Wednesday but his status for Saturday's game remains in doubt. “He's good. He's still questionable,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “We'll know more (Wednesday) how well he can push off. As a defensive end, he has to be explosive.” Bond suffered a sprained ankle in the win over West Virginia and missed the loss to Texas. “It's very difficult,” defensive end Charles Tapper said of playing without Bond. “D-Bond is a great player. His presence on the field is a great help. We're gonna need him to get back.” P.L. Lindley started in Bond's place last week. THOMAS: SHOULDER'S FINE Sophomore cornerback Jordan Thomas injured his shoulder midway through the second quarter of Saturday's game when he took a hit well behind the play from Texas wide receiver Armanti Foreman. Foreman, a former OU commit, was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play. “It's good,” Thomas said of his shoulder. “It's a lot better. Got a cheap shot but at the same time, you've got to recover, get treatment and now I'm feeling a lot better.” SOONERS TYPICALLY BOUNCE BACK WELL The last time the Sooners followed their first loss of the season with a second in their next game was 2003 when a loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 title game was followed by a loss to LSU in the national title game. In the regular season, it hasn't happened since Bob Stoops' first season, 1999, when the Sooners lost to Texas after dropping a game to Notre Dame. Only one other time during Stoops' tenure have the Sooners dropped back-to-back games. The other instance was at the end of last season when the Bedlam loss was followed by a loss to Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. WALK-ON WEDNESDAY: JESSE WALKER When Jesse Walker introduces himself to a new person, he always feels compelled to add a footnote. “My real name is Brian.” Walker was born to a 14-year-old mother and his grandmother helped raise him. She read somewhere that the name “Jesse” means “a gift from God,” so she started calling him that. “The name just stuck,” Walker said. Walker, now a redshirt sophomore safety, is the latest Sooner to be featured in The Oklahoman's “Walk-on Wednesday” series, which focuses each week on a non-scholarship OU football player. He played sports at Westmoore and graduated from high school in 2008, but took four years off from school and worked. Walker spent two of those years off working for the University of Oklahoma in the facilities management department, where he essentially served as a mover. He worked hard for OU during that time, but all the while, he wanted to go back to school and earn a college degree. Eventually, he decided to apply for admission to OU and was accepted. “I was doubtful that I would even get back into school,” Walker admitted. “It's hard being out four years and then coming back. It's difficult because a lot of times, you forget some of the knowledge that you learned in high school. “Had I stayed out too long? How's that gonna affect me in the classroom?” His freshman year in 2012, Walker majored in radiology and never gave much thought at all to playing football. Until, that is, he drove down to Dallas for the OU-Texas game with a group of friends. “My grandfather had just passed away,” Walker said. “It's always been a dream since I was a kid to be on the team here at OU.” By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey, staff writers
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....
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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