Tahlequah Tigers football
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|2012-09-07||@||Rogers, Ark.||L||13 - 45|
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|2012-09-21||vs||Grove||W||35 - 20|
|2012-09-28||@||Claremore||L||7 - 23|
|2012-10-05||vs||Coweta||L||0 - 54|
|2012-10-12||@||Tulsa Central||L||15 - 20|
|2012-10-18||@||Pryor||L||13 - 40|
|2012-10-26||vs||Tulsa East Central||L||0 - 42|
|2012-11-02||@||Collinsville||L||21 - 40|
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Jan 14, 2015
Preston superintendent and OSSAA board member Mark Hudson spearheaded the reversal, lessening the suspension of a first-year Beggs basketball coach just hours after the board upheld the new stiff penalty.
High schools: OSSAA board changes course, suspension to Beggs coach reduced
By Jacob Unruh | Jan 14, 2015Just hours after an outburst from Beggs officials Wednesday regarding a decision by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors, the board reversed course. It was unprecedented, but it was a long-time coming. Preston superintendent and OSSAA board member Mark Hudson spearheaded the reversal, lessening the suspension of a first-year Beggs basketball coach just hours after the board upheld the new stiff penalty. “I have as much heartburn about that decision as one we’ve ever made,” Hudson told the board. “I really think we’ll get a black eye if we don’t show a little bit of compassion. I know we can say we’re following the letter and intent of the rule. I was such an idiot last month for making the motion to replay that football game (between Douglass and Locust Grove), but here when we talk about taking a young man out of coaching for a year-and-a-half … we look like we have no common sense. Am I so blind to think the crime doesn’t fit the punishment?” Beggs boys basketball coach Grant Callison is now suspended for the remainder of the regular season after four freshmen players participated in three tournaments — including briefly in one varsity tournament — to exceed participation limits. Only one player actually played in the third tournament, though, while the others were just suited up on the bench. Beggs is also placed on warning status and is not allowed to host any playoff basketball games this season. It appeared initially Callison would be out the better part of a year due to a new policy implemented on July 1 that punishes coaches for exceeding the game limits. OSSAA Board Policy I-C-2 starts like this: “Generally, if the contest, meet, or tournament limits for a particular activity have been exceeded, by either a school team or by individual participants from a school, the following sanctions will be applied:” Three sanctions are applied to coaches if contest limits are violated. The coach is suspended for the remainder of the season, half of next season and the school cannot host playoffs in that sport in that season. The rule was added last summer due to the Wright City case and other similar cases. Member schools voted for the change as a way to not punish student-athletes. This was the first implementation of the new sanctions. The OSSAA board of directors held up the suspension despite Beggs self-reporting the violation and offering a suspension of five games for Callison, who is the son of Sequoyah-Tahlequah girls basketball coach Larry Callison. That led to a heated exchange between Beggs officials, Callison and the board of directors before Callison stormed out saying, “It says ‘generally’ in the rule and you guys messed that one up.” The outburst didn’t sit well with the board members, but Hudson wasn’t happy with the decision. Hudson spoke up at the end of the meeting to prompt a 35-minute discussion that resulted in the board rescinding its vote on the appeal and voting to deliver new sanctions. “First time that I’ve known that this has happened,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “I think it’s a credit to the board that they’re critical thinkers, they’re willing to listen. You know sometimes you get caught up without time to make a decision and I think what happened here was from the time the decision was made until the end of the board meeting that there was a lot of thought put in at looking at the rule and trying to find something that fits within the rule and still maintains the rule. It’s why you have a board and I just applaud them.” Sheakley then called Beggs superintendent Cindy Swearingen to get the school’s agreement with the new punishment. “I am pleased that the OSSAA board saw fit to reduce the suspension of Beggs coach Grant Callison,” Swearingen released in a statement. “Coach Callison is an upstanding young coach who believes in doing the right thing , thus self-reporting the incident. It was an honest mistake. His integrity and honesty are above reproach and I am PROUD TO BE A DEMON. Thank you to the OSSAA board for revisiting this issue.”
Dec 28, 2014
Since Steve Hahn took the state president’s job for AT&T in May, he’s crisscrossed Oklahoma, speaking to civic leaders and others about pushing the company’s network into the state’s smaller communities and rural areas.
AT&T Oklahoma president connects innovation with farm-grown values
By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Dec 28, 2014When Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Oklahoma, joined its predecessor Southwestern Bell about 15 years ago, landline telephone service was still the cornerstone offering of the company. Today, Hahn marvels that his 23-year-old niece never has owned a landline phone, while desk and wall phones will be ancient history when his three young boys grow up. AT&T’s focus now is on mobile connectivity, he said. The telecom company has invested $21 billion a year over the past three years, including in its 4G LTE (fourth generation, long-term evolution) network, or “the latest and greatest technology,” he said. Over the same period, it has invested $800 million a year in Oklahoma alone, he said. Since the end of May, when Hahn took the Oklahoma president’s job, the former president of Kansas AT&T has crisscrossed the state, speaking to civic leaders and others about pushing that network into Oklahoma’s smaller communities and rural areas. One recent day he traveled from Edmond to Tahlequah to Claremore to Woodward and back home to Edmond. “I joke that I should have looked at a map when my team put that schedule together,” Hahn said. “These are thrilling times, to see what others do with our network and connectivity,” he said. Consumers, for example, already can unlock their front doors from their smart phones or tablets, he said. “I get asked a lot about what will happen in the next three years. I don’t know; the possibilities are limitless for what innovators can develop to improve people’s lives and businesses,“ Hahn said. “But it starts with this platform.” From his offices at 405 N Broadway, Hahn sat down with The Oklahoman on Monday to talk about his life and career. This is an edited transcript: Q: Tell us about your roots. A: I grew up in Temple, Texas, where my parents still live. My father was a physician specializing in infectious diseases at Scott & White Hospital, and after he retired at age 55, operated a small cow/calf farm he bought in the mid ‘70s, I think mainly as a place for his children to work. My mother was a homemaker. I’m the youngest of four; two girls and two boys. Q: So you grew up working on a farm? A: Yes, from age 12 on. For me, it was a love/hate relationship. While other kids were at the pool, I was working cattle, mending fences and clearing fields of prickly pear cactus and burning it in bonfires in August in central Texas. I think the work was part of my dad’s master plan for me to realize that an education was the key to not working with my back. We still have the farm and spent this past Thanksgiving there. My parents have 15 grandchildren. Q: Did you have time for high school activities? A: I played soccer, midfield, and still do today. In junior high, football was my love. I was the B team quarterback. But I was smart enough to realize I wasn’t big enough to be competitive in that sport. In the eighth grade, I was only 5 feet tall and weighed 88 pounds. I didn’t reach my full height, 5-11, until I was in college. Q: Where did you go to college? A: I studied history at the University of Texas in Austin, and worked the first two years after graduation for a Texas state representative. I’d planned to go to law school until my brother, who’s a lawyer, talked me out of it. I went back to get my MBA at Texas A&M, where I worked as a graduate assistant and from which SBC recruited me into its leadership development program. It was a great rotational program, where I worked in all parts of the business, from installation and repair to the call center to marketing. My first full-time assignment was as a first-line manager’s job in Dallas; it was seven years before I was promoted to district manager in San Antonio. Q: Of what AT&T contributions are you proudest? A: After Southwestern Bell merged with Bell South and we acquired the Cingular Wireless asset, I led the company’s “3 screens” initiative to deliver content across televisions, computers and wireless devices. So for example, during the Masters Tournament that we sponsor, we could instantly deliver across three screens an exclusive interview with Phil Mickelson after he walked off the course. I also played a key role in the deployment across 22 states of AT&T’s U-verse TV service, offering a new alternative to satellite and local cable. Today, with more than 6 million subscribers, U-verse is our fastest growing service. We’re adding 225,000 new customers every quarter. Q: How did you meet your wife? A: We met in Dallas. I was playing in a band and we met in that venue. I played guitar, was the lead singer and song writer. I’ve always loved music, though I can’t read it. I taught myself to play guitar when I was a senior in high school, and over the next 10 years, played roots rock in several different bands. The night I met Julie, a gregarious friend of hers introduced herself during a break. Then Julie started showing up at shows and one thing led to another. It’s been a whirlwind. Not long after we married, I was transferred to San Antonio, where we lived 18 months before our headquarters was moved to Dallas. After two years back in Dallas, we moved to Lawrence for three and half years, and in July, from Kansas (to) here. We hope to stay for a while. I grew up in the same house and our twin boys have lived in four places and they’re only 7 years old.
Dec 14, 2014
McLoud hasn’t seen the type of negative feedback the Washington Redskins experienced. And for the most part, the same can be said for the other three schools using the name.
A look at Oklahoma colleges and high schools with American Indian nicknames
Scott Wright | Dec 14, 2014About a year ago, when the Washington Redskins were beginning to face some significant backlash about their nickname, the organization reached out to other teams around the country that were using the name. Among the programs that got a call was McLoud High School, now one of four Oklahoma high schools that use the Redskin nickname. McLoud hasn’t seen the type of negative feedback Washington experienced. And for the most part, the same can be said for the other three schools using the name. “From everybody I’ve talked to over the years, whenever it gets brought up out here, the response has always been the opposite,” said football coach Eric Cardin, who has been at McLoud for 23 years. “We’re proud of the Redskin name here at McLoud. “It’s always been a positive thing here, and when something like this with Capitol Hill, or with the Washington Redskins, is in the news, we usually hear from the local Native American tribes telling us that they don’t want us to change it.” Here’s a look at Oklahoma colleges and high schools with American Indian nicknames: COLLEGES Warriors: Bacone HIGH SCHOOLS Braves: Riverside, Smithville, Tulsa Central Chiefs: Berryhill, Cherokee, Washita Heights, Waukomis Chieftains: Bluejacket, Calumet, Graham, Sapulpa, Seminole, Wetumka Indians: Arapaho, Asher, Catoosa, Comanche, El Reno, Little Axe, Marietta, Navajo, Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Plainview, Pocola, Sequoyah-Tahlequah, Shattuck, Stilwell, Tishomingo, Vici, Wapanucka Redskins: Kingston, McLoud, Rush Springs, Tulsa Union Savages: Broken Bow, LeFlore, Quinton, Tecumseh, Wynnewood Warriors: Adair, Anadarko, Apache, Chattanooga, Glenpool, Haileyville, Hammon, Idabel, Indiahoma, Indianola, Ketchum, Maysville, Oaks-Mission, Okarche, Ripley, Tulsa Webster, Wakita, Washington, Webbers Falls
Dec 9, 2014
The high school football playoffs go to court on Wednesday. Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh break down the key players in the case and take a look at what could come next.
A primer on the Douglass-Locust Grove controversy
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Dec 9, 2014Here’s a look at some of the key details in the Douglass-Locust Grove football controversy: The issue Douglass High School and Oklahoma City Public Schools have filed an injunction with Oklahoma County District Court to have all or part of a Class 3A quarterfinal football game replayed after an incorrectly applied penalty cost Douglass a go-ahead touchdown with 1:04 left in the game against Locust Grove. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, which ruled against Douglass’ appeal to protest the game last week, has a policy in its rulebook that does not permit protesting a game based on a game official’s call. The attorney representing Douglass and OKCPS points to language in the rulebook of the OSSAA’s national governing organization, the National Federation of State High School Associations, which says state organizations can intervene in “unusual incidents.” The injunction hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court. The cast of characters Judge Bernard M. Jones An Oklahoma City native and McGuinness graduate, Jones was appointed to the District Court of Oklahoma’s 7th Judicial District on Sept. 14, 2012, when he became the youngest sitting district judges, and one of the youngest to ever serve in Oklahoma. Prior to becoming a judge, Jones was in private practice and served as associate dean at Oklahoma City University’s School of Law. Attorney Brandon Carey, representing Oklahoma City Public Schools Carey has held the position of general counsel for OKCPS since June 2013. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education. OSSAA legal counsel Mark Grossman An attorney at Crowe & Dunlevy, Grossman has represented the OSSAA through high-profile cases such as the Tucker Brown controversy, Wright City and more. OKCPS athletic director Keith Sinor A Capitol Hill product and former basketball coach, Sinor came to OKCPS in the summer of 2011 and has worked to rebuild the district’s athletic programs and facilities. He previously served as the principal of Deer Creek High School. OKCPS superintendent Rob Neu A Michigan native, Neu took over his position at OKCPS in July, and has a sports background. In 2000, he was named the Associated Press Michigan Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. In his short tenure, he has shown that he is not afraid to address hot-button issues. On Tuesday, he oversaw the school district’s decision to drop the usage of the nickname “Redskins.” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley Sheakley is the longest tenured staff member for the OSSAA, having joined the organization in 1992. He was promoted to his current position in May 2009 following the firing of Danny Rennels due to misappropriation of funds. Sheakley is an Iowa native who has served as a coach or administrator at Blackwell, Clinton and Madill. During his tenure overseeing the OSSAA, he’s been involved in court cases involving Wright City and Sequoyah-Tahlequah along with legislative hearings. OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley Whaley is a longtime football coach, basketball referee and member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He serves as the director of officials for the OSSAA in football, where he assigns crews for each playoff game. He assigned the crew to the Douglass-Locust Grove game. Douglass football coach Willis Alexander A Douglass graduate who played football and basketball for the Trojans in the mid-1980s, Alexander became the school’s head football coach in 2006. He brought the program back from a stretch of mediocre seasons and coached Douglass to the 2010 Class 4A title. Locust Grove coach Matt Hennesy In 2012, Hennesy took over the Locust Grove program that had won two games in the previous three seasons, but has gone through the last two regular seasons undefeated. His program has also been stuck in controversy before, following a 2012 hazing incident that the coach was found to not have been involved with. Football official Chris Cervantes The Tulsa native who threw the flag mired in controversy has been a football official since 1994. He served in the Navy before retiring. He has been an official in Oklahoma since 2004, where he has officiated multiple playoff games. Football official Major Williams Williams was the crew chief for the officials who called the Locust Grove-Douglass game. A veteran of more than 30 years of officiating, Williams’ crew has officiated at least one game the past four years in the postseason. What’s next? If Jones rules against Douglass’ injunction, the OSSAA could opt to play the Locust Grove-Heritage Hall game as early as Friday or Saturday, with the Class 3A final to be played the following week. If the court rules to allow the injunction, the particulars of the Douglass-Locust Grove replay would need to be determined. The location of the game would need to be determined, likely at a neutral site, and whether the replay would be of the final 1:04, or the entire game. The date of the replayed game would be an issue as well. Locust Grove, which has spent the last two weeks practicing for Heritage Hall, could seek extra time to prepare for a rematch with Douglass. Regardless of how the court rules on the injunction on Wednesday, parties on either side of the issue could appeal the decision to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which could delay the process even longer — perhaps weeks. Where to find updates Electronic devices are not allowed in the courtroom, preventing live updates during the hearing. But staff members of The Oklahoman will have reports and comments from those involved on NewsOK.com as soon as possible once the hearing concludes.
No. 2 Skiatook vs. No. 1 Lawton MacArthur When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: Miller Stadium, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway, Yukon TV: FSOK (Cox 37) Records: Skiatook 12-1, 6-1 District 5A-3; Lawton MacArthur 12-1, 6-1 District 5A-1 How they got here: Skiatook — def. Tahlequah 28-0, def. Guthrie 13-10, def. Ardmore 42-28. Lawton MacArthur — def. Carl Albert 44-42, def. Collinsville 35-14, def. McAlester...
High school football: Previewing Class 5A title game between Skiatook, Lawton MacArthur
BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Dec 5, 2014No. 2 Skiatook vs. No. 1 Lawton MacArthur When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: Miller Stadium, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway, Yukon TV: FSOK (Cox 37) Records: Skiatook 12-1, 6-1 District 5A-3; Lawton MacArthur 12-1, 6-1 District 5A-1 How they got here: Skiatook — def. Tahlequah 28-0, def. Guthrie 13-10, def. Ardmore 42-28. Lawton MacArthur — def. Carl Albert 44-42, def. Collinsville 35-14, def. McAlester 50-49, OT Players to watch: Skiatook — Kyle McLaughlin, RB. The go-to guy for the Bulldogs, McLaughlin rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns last week. On the season, the senior has 2,421 yards and 31 touchdowns. Lawton MacArthur — Will Collins, QB. A Louisiana-Monroe commitment, Collins threw six touchdown passes last week to rally the Highlanders in overtime. It was easily his most impressive performance of the season, which is saying a lot due to how well he’s played this season with the aid of some of the state’s fastest receivers. Storylines: Skiatook — Last week the Bulldogs recovered four fumbles, which could be a bad sign for the Highlanders, who have been prone to the turnover. Skiatook has been an opportunistic team during this magical run and will look to remain that way as an underdog. Lawton MacArthur — The Highlanders have been in the championship game multiple times, only to lose each time. It’s now or never for them, and they’ve shown an impressive ability to overcome any obstacle thrown at them this postseason such as a furious rally by Carl Albert and deficit to McAlester. The pick: Lawton MacArthur 35, Skiatook 31
Dec 4, 2014
The junior has set two state single-season passing records, with the Pirates still alive in the Class 3A playoffs. He currently has 4,445 passing yards and 65 touchdowns this season, becoming the first player in state history to surpass the 4,000-yard mark or throw 60 touchdowns in a season.
High school football: Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine is Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year
By Scott Wright | Dec 4, 2014While Locust Grove’s football team has been stuck in a raging debate that has been held in board rooms and courtrooms, one of its players was recognized on Thursday for something he accomplished on the field of play. Pirate quarterback Mason Fine was named the Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, the organization announced Thursday. The junior has set two state single-season passing records, with the Pirates still alive in the Class 3A playoffs. He currently has 4,445 passing yards and 65 touchdowns this season, becoming the first player in state history to surpass the 4,000-yard mark or throw 60 touchdowns in a season. The 6-foot, 165-pound junior is the unquestioned leader of the team and embodies the undefeated Pirates’ toughness on the field. “The heart and the effort — that’s what we’ve built the program on,” Locust Grove coach Matt Hennesy said. “We’re not the biggest, fastest or strongest, but we keep fighting ‘til the end.” Fine has completed 69 percent (292 of 424) of his passes while showing his running ability with 522 yards and 10 touchdowns. Next year, Fine will be in reach of both the state’s career yardage and passing touchdown marks. Fine, who has a 4.0 GPA, is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award, which will be announced later this month. “Mason Fine is an excellent player and competitor,” said Sequoyah-Tahlequah coach Shane Richardson. “He is probably the best quarterback I’ve coached against. He has set records in Oklahoma this year. You can tell he is the leader of his team by watching them feed off of his energy. “He is an absolute nightmare to prepare for and, at the same time, fun as heck to watch.”
Friday Night Lights: Andy Collier was the quiet leader of the 1995 state champion Midwest City BombersNov 20, 2014
Then a 5-foot-11, 175-pound quarterback, Collier completed 11 of 14 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-14 win over Putnam City North in the 1995 title game. It was the last time a west-side team won the big school state title.
Friday Night Lights: Andy Collier was the quiet leader of the 1995 state champion Midwest City Bombers
By Scott Wright | Nov 20, 2014MUSTANG — It’s time for some Jeopardy-style trivia. The category: Oklahoma high school football. The answer: He was the last quarterback to lead a team other than Jenks or Tulsa Union to a Class 6A state championship. You don’t have to be a die-hard Midwest City fan to remember some of the stars off that 1995 Bomber squad. Vernon Maxwell, Rodney Rideau, Eric Gooden, Donavon Laviness, Devane Robinson and Jon Rutherford, just to name a few. But can you name the quarterback? If you said “Who is Andy Collier,” you’re today’s winner. For some context as to how long it’s been since someone other than Jenks or Union was the 6A champ, consider this: Collier is now a 36-year-old father of three young children, working as a middle-school principal, coincidentally, in Mustang, the latest team preparing to take its shot at unseating the Tulsa-area powers atop the state’s largest class. Mustang faces Tulsa Union in a Class 6A Division I semifinal at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tulsa University, and Collier will be providing color commentary for Mustang’s web broadcast of the game at MustangBroncos.tv. He’s been ideal for the spot after spending six years on the Broncos’ coaching staff, concluding before the 2013 season when he moved to administration. Nearly two decades later, Collier still marvels at the depth of talent he played with in his senior season at Midwest City. Virtually all 22 offensive and defensive starters went on to play college athletics, mostly football. Maxwell even spent a few years in professional baseball before coming back to Oklahoma to give football another shot. But Collier was the silent leader of that star-studded cast. Then a 5-foot-11, 175-pound quarterback, Collier completed 11 of 14 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-14 win over Putnam City North in the 1995 title game. He scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime to knock off Jenks the week earlier in the semifinals. “He was very steady, very confident. He was the prototypical good leader at quarterback,” said Justin Merideth, who was a linebacker on the 1995 Midwest City squad and is now the head coach at Edmond Memorial. “He wasn’t the loudest guy on the field, but he always had control of the huddle. Those guys liked him and respected him. “He was the perfect guy to lead a bunch of very good players around him.” Collier grew up wanting to be the Midwest City quarterback. His father never discouraged the idea, but he made sure his son was prepared for the expectations the position held. In the early 1990s, Collier was coming into high school following a string of well-known quarterbacks, including the Gundy brothers, Mike and Cale. “My dad asked me, ‘Do you really want to play this position?’” Collier recalled. “I said yes, and he goes, ‘Are you sure?’ He told me to remember that I’d have to hold that banner high, because this team and this community, it’s all on your shoulders. “Going to Midwest City games on Friday nights when we were little was the biggest deal in the world. We would be under the stadium playing, and we’d be fighting over who got to be Drew Christmon or Cale Gundy or Jeremy Woods. These days, kids wear OU and OSU jerseys. Back then, people showed up to Midwest City games wearing Bomber jerseys.” Back in 1995, Jenks was the team in the spot where Mustang finds itself — the talented and growing program with its eyes on overtaking the throne. “It only takes one time,” Collier said. “Jenks took us to overtime in the semifinals in ’95. That’s when they learned they could play with us. They just had to figure out that they could beat us, and they did that in ’96. “The first time they played this year, Mustang figured out that they can play with Tulsa Union. Now they just have to figure out that they can beat them.” Collier’s fingerprints are still on this Bronco team. He began working with Chandler Garrett when the junior quarterback was a seventh-grader. And he coached other Bronco stars such as Kyle Webster and Brandon Taylor. “Andy was in coaching for the right things. He was in it for the kids,” said former Mustang coach Ty Prestidge, who hired Collier as his quarterbacks coach. “He’s not a holler-and-scream guy. Real laid-back. The kids respected him. “A lot of these kids who are coming out now were around Andy a bunch when they were younger.” And now, Collier is watching Prestidge’s son, Clif, coach the Broncos’ quarterbacks under head man Jeremy Dombek. Mustang athletic director Chuck Bailey recruited Collier to be on the team’s webcast before the season, and it went much better than Bailey’s previous attempts to persude Collier. “I tried to recruit Andy twice and he turned me down,” said Bailey, who was an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma in the 1990s. “I recruited Andy out of Midwest City and he decided to go to (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M). Then I recruited him out of NEO two years later and he decided to go to Northeastern State in Tahlequah. “He’s a big-picture guy. He would have been a great head coach if he hadn’t decided to be an administrator. He’s thriving in that role, and he’s gonna be a great administrator for us.” While Mustang is where Collier lives now, and where he is raising his family, Midwest City is still his home. His wife was a team manager, and then a pom girl at Midwest City in the mid-1990s. “I look back on that 1995 season and think about how special those Friday nights were,” Collier said. “That pretty girl on the sidelines holding the ball I was gonna use is my wife now. I was playing football with all those guys I grew up with. “There are a lot of guys on that team who will tell you playing football at Midwest City was the greatest time of their lives. It was really special.”
Nov 12, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-22 (87.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,439-319 (81.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football playoff picks
By Scott Wright | Nov 12, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-22 (87.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,439-319 (81.9 pct.) First Round Thursday’s game LAWTON MACARTHUR 28, Carl Albert 21 Friday’s games Class 6A-I JENKS 31, Southmoore 13 OWASSO 21, Westmoore 14 TULSA UNION 34, Edmond Memorial 20 BROKEN ARROW 24, Mustang 21 Class 6A-II BIXBY 42, Stillwater 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Sand Springs 21 LAWTON 44, Bartlesville 17 TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Choctaw 28 Class 5A ARDMORE 24, Bishop McGuinness 17 COWETA 21, Shawnee 20 SKIATOOK 28, Tahlequah 14 GUTHRIE 30, Altus 22 DEER CREEK 42, Del City 34 MCALESTER 45, Tulsa Edison 14 COLLINSVILLE 32, Tulsa Memorial 26 Class 4A ANADARKO 35, Tuttle 14 METRO CHR. 30, Catoosa 22 WAGONER 34, Sallisaw 18 ADA 28, Weatherford 14 HARRAH 38, Clinton 20 OOLOGAH 17, Poteau 14 FORT GIBSON 24, Cascia Hall 20 NEWCASTLE 28, Glenpool 7 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 14 PURCELL 27, Plainview 16 BEGGS 28, Verdigris 13 EUFAULA 30, Seq. Claremore 10 LONE GROVE 21, Jones 20 DOUGLASS 42, Perkins 35 LOCUST GROVE 49, Spiro 14 BERRYHILL 28, Victory Christian 27 LINCOLN CHR. 34, Hilldale 17 Idabel 36, WESTVILLE 20 BETHANY 28, Cushing 20 MARLOW 20, Little Axe 14 ROLAND 28, Seq. Tahlequah 7 CHECOTAH 34, Sperry 27 SEMINOLE 28, Sulphur 7 KINGFISHER 26, John Marshall 22 Class 2A HENNESSEY 44, Luther 30 LINDSAY 21, Coalgate 12 HARTSHORNE 38, Wewoka 14 Haskell 21, WYANDOTTE 20 DAVIS, 49, Walters 7 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 27, Perry 12 ADAIR 40, Commerce 6 CHANDLER 35, Panama 30 STROUD 21, Antlers 14 COLCORD 32, Pawhuska 14 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Newkirk 7 KINGSTON 28, Dibble 27 NOWATA 42, Salina 7 VIAN 24, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 27, Hugo 14 CHISHOLM 28, Millwood 27 Class A THOMAS 42, Carnegie 0 Minco 28, HEALDTON 24 KIEFER 42, Oklahoma Bible 6 SAVANNA 28, Rejoice Christian 21 WYNNEWOOD 35, Rush Springs 6 HOLLIS 32, Mooreland 16 KETCHUM 26, Quinton 12 CROSSINGS CHR. 31, Hominy 28 CASHION 48, Mounds 6 Central Sallisaw 27, AFTON 24 APACHE 30, Texhoma 18 STRATFORD 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 42, Quapaw 7 MORRISON 34, Okeene 14 RINGLING 38, Elmore City 20 Cordell 27, FAIRVIEW 22 Class B LAVERNE 54, Geary 8 KEOTA 34, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 46, Wetumka 0 MAYSVILLE 46, Seiling 36 ALEX 42, Turpin 28 Weleetka 38, OAKS 32 DEWAR 48, Depew 34 POND CREEK-HUNTER 50, Maud 22 Class C CHEROKEE 52, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 CAVE SPRINGS 36, Deer Creek-Lamont 30 BLUEJACKET 44, Webbers Falls 12 Shattuck 28, GRANDFIELD 24 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 COYLE 56, Thackerville 24 FOX 52, Covington-Douglas 6 BALKO 38, Ryan 20 * Home team in CAPS
Nov 8, 2014
First Round Class 6A-I Southmoore (4-6) at Jenks (8-2) Westmoore (7-3) at Owasso (9-1) Edmond Memorial (5-5) at Tulsa Union (9-1) Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (7-3) Class 6A-II Stillwater (7-3) at Bixby (9-1) Sand Springs (7-3) at Midwest City (7-2) Bartlesville (5-5) at Lawton (9-1) Choctaw (7-3) at Tulsa Washington (9-1) Class 5A Bishop McGuinness (6-4) at Ardmore (9-1) Shawnee (7-3) at...
Oklahoma high school football first-round playoff pairings
Nov 8, 2014First Round Class 6A-I Southmoore (4-6) at Jenks (8-2) Westmoore (7-3) at Owasso (9-1) Edmond Memorial (5-5) at Tulsa Union (9-1) Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (7-3) Class 6A-II Stillwater (7-3) at Bixby (9-1) Sand Springs (7-3) at Midwest City (7-2) Bartlesville (5-5) at Lawton (9-1) Choctaw (7-3) at Tulsa Washington (9-1) Class 5A Bishop McGuinness (6-4) at Ardmore (9-1) Shawnee (7-3) at Coweta (5-5) Tahlequah (5-5) at Skiatook (9-1) Altus (8-2) at Guthrie (9-1) Del City (5-5) at Deer Creek (7-3) Tulsa Edison (6-4) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Collinsville (7-2) Carl Albert (7-3) at Lawton MacArthur (9-1), Thursday Class 4A Tuttle (6-4) at Anadarko (10-0) Catoosa (5-5) at Metro Christian (8-2) Sallisaw (6-4) at Wagoner (6-4) Weatherford (6-4) at Ada (8-2) Clinton (5-5) at Harrah (7-3) Poteau (6-4) at Oologah (8-2) Cascia Hall (8-2) at Fort Gibson (10-0) Glenpool (5-5) at Newcastle (9-1) Class 3A Blanchard (5-5) at Heritage Hall (9-1) Plainview (4-6) at Purcell (7-3) Verdigris (7-3) at Beggs (9-1) Seq. Claremore (4-6) at Eufaula (8-2) Jones (6-4) at Lone Grove (8-1) Perkins (7-3) at Douglass (8-2) Spiro (7-2) at Locust Grove (10-0) Victory Christian (8-2) at Berryhill (9-1) Hilldale (4-6) at Lincoln Chr. (8-2) Idabel (8-2) at Westville (8-2) Cushing (6-4) at Bethany (8-1) Little Axe (6-4) at Marlow (6-4) Seq. Tahlequah (4-6) at Roland (9-1) Sperry (7-3) at Checotah (7-3) Sulphur (4-6) at Seminole (9-1) John Marshall (8-2) at Kingfisher (8-2) Class 2A Luther (6-4) at Hennessey (9-1) Coalgate (5-5) at Lindsay (8-2) Wewoka (6-3) at Hartshorne (9-1) Haskell (7-3) at Wyandotte (6-4) Walters (6-4) at Davis (10-0) Perry (6-4) at Chr. Heritage (8-2) Commerce (3-6) at Adair (10-0) Panama (7-3) at Chandler (7-3) Antlers (6-4) at Stroud (8-1) Pawhuska (5-5) at Colcord (9-1) Newkirk (5-5) at Oklahoma Christian (10-0) Dibble (5-5) at Kingston (8-1) Salina (6-4) at Nowata (10-0) Prague (6-4) at Vian (7-3) Hugo (4-6) at Washington (9-1) Millwood (6-4) at Chisholm (8-2) Class A Carnegie (4-6) at Thomas (10-0) Minco (7-2) at Healdton (8-2) Oklahoma Bible (5-4) at Kiefer (10-0) Rejoice Christian (5-5) at Savanna (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Wynnewood (10-0) Mooreland (7-3) at Hollis (9-1) Quinton (6-4) at Ketchum (8-2) Hominy (7-3) at Crossings Christian (7-3) Mounds (6-4) at Cashion (10-0) Central Sallisaw (8-2) at Afton (8-2) Texhoma (5-5) at Apache (9-0) Velma-Alma ( 7-3) at Stratford (9-1) Quapaw (5-5) at Talihina (9-0) Okeene (6-4) at Morrison (8-2) Elmore City (6-4) at Ringling (8-1) Cordell (8-2) at Fairview (6-4) Class B Geary (6-4) at Laverne (9-0) Garber (8-2) at Keota (9-1) Wetumka (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Seiling (7-3) at Maysville (9-1) Turpin (7-3) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Oaks (8-2) Depew (8-2) at Dewar (10-0) Maud (8-2) at Pond Creek-Hunter (9-1) Class C Mt. View-Gotebo (6-4) at Cherokee (9-0) Deer Creek-Lamont (7-3) at Cave Springs (9-1) Webbers Falls (6-4) at Bluejacket (9-1) Shattuck (6-2) at Grandfield (9-1) Boise City (7-2) at Tipton (10-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Coyle (8-1) Covington-Douglas (6-4) at Fox (9-1) Ryan (6-4) at Balko (8-2)
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I District 6A-I-1 Key games: Westmoore at Putnam City; Jenks at Yukon; Broken Arrow at Edmond Memorial; Edmond Santa Fe at Norman. Jenks: First. Broken Arrow: Second. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Yukon loss. Third with win, Yukon win and Westmoore win. Third with Yukon loss and Westmoore loss. Fourth with Yukon win and Westmoore loss. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond...
High school football playoff scenarios for Classes 6A, 5A and 4A
By Scott Wright | Nov 4, 2014CLASS 6A-I District 6A-I-1 Key games: Westmoore at Putnam City; Jenks at Yukon; Broken Arrow at Edmond Memorial; Edmond Santa Fe at Norman. Jenks: First. Broken Arrow: Second. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Yukon loss. Third with win, Yukon win and Westmoore win. Third with Yukon loss and Westmoore loss. Fourth with Yukon win and Westmoore loss. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Yukon loss. Yukon: Third with win and Westmoore loss. Fourth with win and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and either Westmoore or Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with loss, Westmoore loss and Edmond Santa Fe win in which Yukon loses 12 or fewer district points to Edmond Santa Fe. Edmond Santa Fe: Fourth with win and Yukon loss in which Edmond Santa Fe gains 13 or more district points on Yukon. District 6A-I-2 Key game: Norman North at Southmoore. Tulsa Union: First. Owasso: Second. Mustang: Third. Norman North: Fourth with win. Southmoore: Fourth with win. CLASS 6A-II District 6A-II-1 Key games: Sand Springs at Bixby; Muskogee at Tulsa Washington; Claremore at Bartlesville. Bixby: First. Tulsa Washington: Second with Sand Springs loss. Second with win and Sand Springs win in which Sand Springs does not gain any district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with win and Sand Springs win in which Sand Springs gains 1 or more district points on Tulsa Washington. Sand Springs: Second with win and Tulsa Washington win in which Sand Springs gains 1 or more district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with win and Tulsa Washington win in which Sand Springs does not gain any district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with loss. Bartlesville: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Muskogee loss. Muskogee: Fourth with win and Bartlesville loss. District 6A-II-2 Key games: Lawton at Choctaw; Lawton Eisenhower at Stillwater. Lawton: First with win. Second with loss. Midwest City First with Lawton loss. Second with Lawton win. Choctaw: Third. Stillwater: Fourth with win. Lawton Eisenhower: Fourth with win. CLASS 5A District 5A-1 Key games: Duncan at Ardmore, El Reno at Lawton MacArthur, Altus at Northwest, Del City at Chickasha. Ardmore: First with win and Altus loss. First with win, Lawton MacArthur win and Altus win or loss, Lawton MacArthur loss and Altus loss where Ardmore loses seven or fewer district points to Lawton MacArthur. Second with win, Lawton MacArthur win and Altus win or loss, Lawton MacArthur loss and Altus loss where Ardmore loses eight or fewer district points to Lawton MacArthur. Second with Altus win and Lawton MacArthur loss. Third with loss and Lawton MacArthur win. Lawton MacArthur: First with win and Ardmore loss. First with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains eight or more district points on Ardmore and loses nine or fewer district points to Altus. Second with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains eight or more district points on Ardmore or loses nine or fewer district points to Altus. Second with Ardmore win and Altus loss. Third with loss and Altus win. Third with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains seven or fewer district points on Ardmore and loses 10 or more district points on Altus. Altus: First with win and Lawton MacArthur loss. Second with Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur win. Second with win, Ardmore win and Lawton MacArthur win or loss, Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur loss where Altus gains 10 or more district points on Lawton MacArthur. Third with win, Ardmore win and Lawton MacArthur win or loss, Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur loss where Altus gains nine or fewer district points on Lawton MacArthur. Third with loss and Ardmore win. Del City: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Duncan loss where Del City loses five or fewer district points to Duncan. Duncan: Fourth with win and Del City loss. Fourth with loss and Del City loss where Duncan gains six or more district points on Del City. District 5A-2 Key games: Guthrie at Deer Creek, Piedmont at Bishop McGuinness Guthrie: First with win. Second with loss. Deer Creek: First with win. Second with loss. Carl Albert: Third. McGuinness: Fourth with win. Piedmont: Fourth with win. District 5A-3 Key games: McAlester at Tulsa Memorial, Noble at Skiatook, Tulsa Hale at Shawnee, Tulsa Kelley at Durant. Skiatook: First with win. First with loss, McAlester loss and Shawnee loss. Second with loss, McAlester win and Shawnee loss. Second with loss, McAlester loss and Shawnee win. Third with loss, McAlester win and Shawnee win. McAlester: First with win and Skiatook loss. First with loss, Skiatook loss and Shawnee win. Second with win and Skiatook win. Second with loss, Skiatook win and Shawnee win. Third with loss and Shawnee loss. Shawnee: Second with win, McAlester win and Skiatook loss. Third with win, McAlester wim and Skiatook win. Third with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley win where Shawnee loses 20 or less district points to Tulsa Kelley. Third with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley loss. Third with win, McAlester loss and Skiatook win. Third with win, McAlester loss and Skiatook loss. Fourth with loss, McAlester loss and Tulsa Kelley loss. Fourth with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley win where Shawnee loses 21 or more district points to Tulsa Kelley. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Shawnee loss. Fourth with loss and Shawnee win. Fourth with loss, Shawnee loss and Tulsa Kelley loss. Fourth with win, Skiatook win and Shawnee win. Fourth with win, Skiatook loss and Shawnee win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with win, McAlester win and Shawnee loss where Tulsa Kelley gains 21 or more district points on Shawnee. Fourth with win, McAlester win and Shawnee loss where Tulsa Kelley gains 20 or fewer district points on Shawnee. District 5A-4 Key games: Tulsa East Central at Collinsville, Coweta at Tahlequah, Grove at Tulsa Edison Collinsville: First. Coweta: Second with win. Third with loss. Tahlequah: Second with win. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Coweta win. Fourth with win and Coweta loss. Tulsa East Central: Fourth with Tulsa Edison loss. CLASS 4A District 4A-1 Key games: Clinton at Elk City. Anadarko: First. Newcastle: Second. Weatherford: Third. Elk City: Fourth with win. Clinton: Fourth with win. District 4A-2 Key games: Ada at Harrah; McLoud at Glenpool; Tuttle at Santa Fe South. Ada: First with win. Second with loss. Harrah: First with win. Second with loss and Tuttle loss. Second with loss, Tuttle win and Glenpool win in which Harrah loses 12 or fewer district points to Tuttle. Third with loss, Tuttle win and McLoud win. Third with loss, Tuttle win and Glenpool win in which Harrah loses 13 or more district points to Tuttle. Tuttle: Second with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool loss. Second with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool win in which Tuttle gains 13 or more district points on Harrah. Third with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool win in which Tuttle gains 12 or fewer district points on Harrah. Third with loss and Glenpool loss. Third with win, Glenpool loss and Harrah win. Fourth with Harrah win and Glenpool win. Glenpool: Third with win and Harrah win. Third with win, Harrah loss and Tuttle loss. Fourth with win, Tuttle win and Harrah loss. Fourth with loss by six points or fewer and Tuttle loss. McLoud: Fourth with win and Tuttle win. Fourth with win by seven points or more and Tuttle loss. District 4A-3 Key games: Catoosa at Wagoner; Cleveland at Cascia Hall Oologah: First Catoosa: Second with win. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall win. Wagoner: Second with win and Cascia Hall loss. Second with win and Cascia Hall win in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Cascia Hall win in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall loss in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall win. Cascia Hall: Second with win and Wagoner win in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Wagoner win in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Catoosa win. Third with loss and Wagoner loss in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss of 12 points or fewer and Wagoner loss in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Cleveland: Fourth with win and Wagoner win. Fourth with win by 13 points or more and Wagoner loss. District 4A-4 Key games: Sallisaw at Metro Christian, Tulsa Central at Poteau. Fort Gibson: First. Metro Christian: Second with win. Second with loss of 14 points or fewer and Poteau win where Metro Christian loses five or fewer district points to Poteau. Third with loss and Poteau win where Metro Christian loses five or fewer district points to Poteau or loses by 14 points or less. Third with loss and Poteau loss. Fourth with loss of 15 points or more and Poteau win. Poteau: Second with win and Metro Christian loss where Poteau gains six or more district points on Metro Christian. Third with win and Metro Christian loss where Poteau gains five or fewer district points on Metro Christian. Third with Metro Christian win. Fourth with loss and Sallisaw win. Sallisaw: Second with win and Poteau loss. Third with win of 15 points or more and Poteau win. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win of 14 points or fewer and Poteau win.
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
Oklahoma state college notebook: Central Oklahoma, Northeastern State have gone in different directions
In 2014, the Bronchos and RiverHawks have been polar opposites. Central Oklahoma has ridden the backs of a bevy of talented underclassmen and will post the program’s first winning season since 2008. Northeastern is 0-8 and assured of a third consecutive losing season.
Oklahoma state college notebook: Central Oklahoma, Northeastern State have gone in different directions
BY SCOTT MUNN | Oct 26, 2014Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State have been down the same old dirt road. New to the powerful Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. A recent coaching change. Loss after loss after loss — and most of those not even close. “They’ve kind of been the same as us the last few years,” UCO football coach Nick Bobeck said. But in 2014, the Bronchos and RiverHawks have been polar opposites. Central Oklahoma has ridden the backs of a bevy of talented underclassmen and will post the program’s first winning season since 2008. Northeastern is 0-8 and assured of a third consecutive losing season. At 2 p.m. Saturday at Wantland Stadium, the two old in-state rivals will hook up for the 74th time since 1912. And Bobeck hopes Northeastern, a victor in the President’s Cup Series the last four years, doesn’t play well enough to notch season win No. 1 this weekend. After all, the once-struggling Bronchos still have a slight chance at qualifying for the NCAA Division II playoffs. “We’ve got an opportunity in the next three games to finish the season on a high point,” Bobeck said. “We’ve just got to build toward that. If you get to eight wins this season, that equals the (combined) total from 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. We’re excited about that.” Bobeck has already made a point to his football team. Washburn (Kan.), which is in the lower echelon of the MIAA standings, put a scare into UCO last week until losing 35-26. There’s no reason why Northeastern can’t do the same. “Teams that are near the bottom, they’re still good teams in our league,” said Bronchos quarterback Chas Stallard. “You’ve got to show up every week in the MIAA to compete to win.” GRID BITS Panhandle State has scored 361 points this season, breaking the school record of 343 set in 1961. The current Aggies (6-2) have two games remaining this season; the ’61 team scored its 343 points in 11 games. Oklahoma Baptist had 35 yards in penalties during its 62-0 rout of Texas College on Saturday. That’s quite an improvement over the 214 penalty yards the Bison had during a similar easy win Oct. 18 over Haskell Indian Nations (Kan.). “That's just a matter of focus,” OBU coach Chris Jensen said. “We corrected that.” Layton Dworaczyk of Southeastern returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown during the Savage Storm’s 45-7 win over Northwestern on Oct. 25. The last time a Southeastern player returned a punt or kick for a TD was in 2009. JOB FAIR St. Gregory’s basketball coach John Martin was named the NAIA school’s athletic director. He will continue as men’s basketball coach while serving as AD. Martin has been a head coach for 12 years, including three seasons at Moore High School and two years at John Marshall High. He guided John Marshall to the Class 5A state championship in 2003. HOOPS Willie Holley of Mid-America Christian and Dan Hays of Oklahoma Christian have a combined 77 years of coaching experience and 1,500 victories. The two small college coaching legends squared off in a season-opening men’s basketball game Thursday night, with host Mid-America Christian winning 73-67. Reggie Davis led Mid-America Christian with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. HONOR ROLL Oklahoma Baptist running back Dawson Myers was chosen as Central States Football League Offensive Player of the Week. The junior from Cushing rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries. BY THE NUMBERS 707 — Total yards for Panhandle State during its 45-7 football rout over Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) last Saturday in Goodwell. Quarterback Caleb Holbrook passed for 337 yards and five touchdowns as the Aggies moved to 6-2. 221-15 — Combined score for five duals won by the No. 2-ranked Oklahoma City University women’s wrestling team at the recent Cliff Keen Duals inside Abe Lemons Arena. The Stars beat Missouri Baptist 48-0; Lyon (Ark.) 46-1; Missouri Valley 39-6; Life (Ga.) 47-1; and Cumberlands (Ky.) 41-7. HOOK, LINE & SINKER Lamar won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational last Sunday on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The winning team of Brandon Simoneaux and Josh Bowie caught 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces. They won $4,000. The Southeastern State team of Jonathan Furlong of Bixby and Dwight Camp of Talihina finished seventh (10 bass, 24-8). The East Central duo of Tanner Masters and Wyatt Ryan, both of Ada, finished in 10th (10 bass, 22-5). JUST FOR KICKS Northeastern won the MIAA regular-season men’s soccer championship last weekend with its 1-1 tie against Fort Hays State (Kan.). Northeastern improved to 12-3-1 overall and 10-0-1 in the league. The RiverHawks, who have won 18 consecutive matches away from Tahlequah, will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming MIAA Championships tournament Nov. 6-8 in Olathe, Kan. “It’s a fantastic feeling,” Northeastern coach Rob Czlonka said. “The guys are pumped to get through all their conference matches so far without a loss. We’re excited to win our first title outright.”
Oct 26, 2014
Even former OU coach Barry Switzer is a fan of the Oklahoma fishing icon.
Jimmy Houston remains an outdoors legend
By Ed Godfrey | Oct 26, 2014“Some people might rather be in a night club or a restaurant,” said the legendary Jimmy Houston as he cast a spinnerbait Tuesday for probably the millionth time or more in his life. “But if you like to do what we like to do, this is about as near to heaven as you can get.” Houston was making the final cast of the day on his Twin Eagles Lake in the Arbuckle Mountains, a place the most popular fisherman on the planet says he would rather be than anywhere else, and Houston has fished some of the best waters in the world. The lake is part of Houston’s beautiful 2,000-acre Twin Eagles Ranch that straddles Murray and Carter counties in southern Oklahoma. It has been home for Jimmy and his wife, Chris, for the past 11 years. They share the ranch with a partner and have entertained numerous friends, family and business associates there over the years. His trio of fishing guests on Tuesday included a lucky outdoors writer from Oklahoma City. We fished from morning until nightfall, catching crappie and bass, even though Houston had a 5:30 a.m. wakeup call the next day. He had to catch a flight to Washington, where he was scheduled to be at the opening of a new Bass Pro Shops store in Tacoma. The lines are long at such openings to get an autograph from Houston, an autograph that he jokes is worth nothing because he signs so many. Houston turned 70 in July with no plans to retire. “I have no desire to,” he said. “I just want to catch more big bass and hunt more big deer and hear more turkeys gobble.” He still fishes competitively on the FLW Tour and does more personal appearances than any angler in the country. The Jimmy Houston brand is as strong as ever. Among the many irons Houston has in the fire is teaming with other legendary anglers Bill Dance and Roland Martin on a “3 Legends” line of products. There are even discussions about cartoons featuring the anglers, even one where they provide the voices for different critters. Houston grew up in Moore but moved in his senior year of high school to Lake Tenkiller, where his parents bought a resort. His college choice became nearby Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah because he wanted to fish on Lake Tenkiller every day. He won his first professional tournament in 1966 and twice won the B.AS.S. Angler of the Year crown. His success as a tournament angler earned him a television show. His bubbling personality was perfect for television, and he became a celebrity. “Jimmy Houston Outdoors” is watched weekly by more than 2 million viewers. During the editing of the pilot show, Chris had warned her husband that if he didn’t change his laugh he would be run off of television the first week. He’s been on television for 38 years. The audience loved Houston’s infectious laugh, his shaggy blond hair and the Moe Howard haircut. “Jimmy has got the best looking head of hair of anybody I know,” said former University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, who has been Houston’s friend and fishing buddy for more than 40 years. Of course, Houston’s biggest trademark became kissing fish. He would pucker up with the big bass that he caught before releasing them. Houston doesn’t remember why he kissed that first fish for the camera, but he receives photographs from fans all over the world who imitate his bass smooching. “He is a showman,” Switzer said. Switzer became friends with Houston while filming a fishing show on Lake Thunderbird in the 1970s. “He is the No. 1 guy in his field,” Switzer said. “When people think of big-time bass fishermen, Jimmy Houston is the guy that comes to my mind and most people’s in the country.” Switzer said Houston’s staying power in the fishing industry is not only because he can catch ’em, but because he is the same person on and off the camera. “He is talking all the time,” Switzer said. “You cannot shut him up. He is what he is. He is just a country boy. He is fun to be with. You never have a bad day with Jimmy.” Houston can always put a smile on a kid’s face, Switzer said. Houston has helped raise millions for St. Jude’s Hospital, and both men are involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and other charities. Switzer said Houston’s generosity is unmatched. “If a kid makes a wish and wants to go fishing, Jimmy says ‘Put me at the top of the list and I will make it happen,’” Switzer said. “Jimmy has given as much as anybody I know.” After our day on the lake ended Tuesday, Houston kept apologizing for the poor fishing and invited us to return another time when the fishing was better. We had only caught 65 fish, which I guess by the Jimmy Houston standard, is a bad day at the office.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Longtime athlete and coach Gerald Benn dies at 79
BY SCOTT MUNN | Oct 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Longtime athlete and coach Gerald Benn died at age 79. He was a 6-foot-1, 203-pound offensive lineman at Sulphur High School, picked in to play in the 1953 All-State game and Oil Bowl. Benn served in the Army from 1953-57, where he played for Fort Ord (Calif.) post team. After he was discharged, Benn received a football scholarship to Oklahoma State, where he was a three-year letterman and Academic All-American. Benn spent 20 years in coaching, first at Ponca City High School and then at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He also officiated football, basketball, baseball and softball for 30 years. Away from the ballfields, Benn liked taking fishing trips to Canada, Mexico and local lakes. A family obituary said Benn “enjoyed working with the youth of Oklahoma, association with coaches and the camaraderie with other officials.” Tony Blair Jr., 29, was killed Oct. 4 at Lawton Speedway. The track official was run over by a tractor in the infield before the final race of the season. Blair was the father of three little girls. He was a second generation official at the historic race track. Bob Schwaninger, 88, of Yukon was a native Nebraskan who followed the Cornhuskers even after moving to the Sooner state in 1960. He once received a thank you letter from former Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney for his hard-core support. Schwaninger was a volunteer for several church and community events, which included the building and maintaining of a playground for handicapped children. He served as president of the Pioneers of America, an AT&T organization that funded the building of a playground for disadvantaged kids. Schwaninger was instrumental in the design of the “beep ball,” a special softball used for the visually impaired. He was also a World War II veteran. Bob Pugh, 88, was the co-founder of the Tulsa Walking Club. The retired Texaco worker and World War II veteran walked in every Oklahoma county, all 50 states and in nine countries. Pugh walked 30 miles a week into his 70s. A former assistant scoutmaster who led youngsters on more than 4,000 miles of hikes. Ed Tippens Jr., 89, played basketball for Hammon High School. Ron Chesser of Oklahoma City was an All-State football player at Yukon High School. He spent 36 years as an football and basketball official at the high school and state college levels. Inducted into the Oklahoma Officials Association Hall of Fame. Bob Peck, 80, of Edmond was a standout pitcher for Cement High School and courted by the Oklahoma City Indians of the Texas League. He instead went into the family grocery business and later owned 16 Kentucky Fried Chicken stores. Peck collected golf balls, scorecards and baseballs from special events. He enjoyed watching younger members of the family play ball in high school and college. Sheldon Rose, 37, of Moore played high school basketball at Capitol Hill. Attended Murray State Junior College on a basketball scholarship. Clyde Yates, 88, of Tulsa loved playing golf. After retiring from the space program, he played almost daily. Scored a hole-in-one in 1998. Forrest Colston, 78, of Walters marched with the Pride of Oklahoma band on fall Saturdays at Owen Field. Randy Bodenhamer, 59, was a petroleum landman for more than 30 years. He had a life-long love of sports and played recreational softball, basketball and football. Bodenhamer coached youth sports such as T-ball, softball, volleyball and flag football. He was a behind-the-scenes worker with the Sand Springs High School football and basketball teams. Learned to drive a school bus so he could transport sports teams to games. Served on the Sand Springs Parks and Recreation board of directors. Colleen Hufford, 54, of Moore was a devoted fan of the Oklahoma City Blazers and Barons hockey teams. Hufford and husband KC sat in the north end of the Cox Center. Pall bearers included former Blazers coach Doug Sauter and star forward Marty Standish. Jack Martin, 75, of Harrah was a life-long racer, competing in everything from funny cars to drag boats. By trade, Martin worked for Gilt Edge dairy as a route supervisor. Bob McIntire, 79, of Okmulgee was a native of Claude, Texas, where he lettered in football and basketball. Bob Brousseau, 87, of Oklahoma City was a former Catholic priest who dabbled in real estate. He was also a personal trainer who gave lectures on aging and health. At age 72, he set an age division world record for the bench press at 407.75 pounds. Charles Dempsey, 77, of Oklahoma City quarterbacked and captained the 1954 Classen Comets football team. He walked on at OU, and his love of football led to officiating high school games in the 1960s and 1970s. An award-winning salesman by trade. Marty White, 35, of Bethany installed bowling lanes for the family business, Big 8 Bowling Service. The Putnam City West High graduate was a Navy veteran and musician. Mike Taylor, 49, of Tulsa played baseball from first grade through college. As a 10-year-old, Taylor played on a team that defeated Puerto Rico for a national championship. Worked at a ski resort in Crested Butte, Colo.
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
Sep 20, 2014
WITH all the grumbling through the years about the energy industry and its wealth, one would think that the richest person in each of the 50 states is directly involved with oil and gas. Think again. The wealthiest person in only one state derives his wealth directly from oil and gas. That state is Oklahoma and that person is Harold Hamm. Wealth is accruing in other states to men and women...
ScissorTales: Oil-gas ties not see on states' wealthiest resident list
The Oklahoman Editorials | Sep 20, 2014WITH all the grumbling through the years about the energy industry and its wealth, one would think that the richest person in each of the 50 states is directly involved with oil and gas. Think again. The wealthiest person in only one state derives his wealth directly from oil and gas. That state is Oklahoma and that person is Harold Hamm. Wealth is accruing in other states to men and women involved with technology and retail, not oil and gas. In three states (Arkansas, Texas and Wyoming) the wealthiest person has the last name of Walton. In Washington state, the richest person is also the richest person in the country. His name is Bill Gates and his wealth comes from computing and software, not petroleum. To the south in Oregon, the richest man is Phil Knight. He got wealthy from Nike, not ExxonMobil. California’s richest guy is Larry Ellison, who is also one of the richest men in the world. Ellison’s wealth comes from the technology sector, not the petroleum industry. In state after state, the story is much the same. Fossil fuels have relatively little presence in the richest person list. Yes, the Koch brothers are there (Charles in Kansas and David in New York), but their fortunes come from diversified portfolios. Hamm, chairman of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, stands alone in the list as the exemplar of wealth made from oil and gas. A nice honor The announcement of the 2015 Teacher of the Year in Oklahoma offered a nice respite from the constant churn of education-related politics and rhetoric. Jason Proctor, a math teacher at Tahlequah High School, became the first educator from that school district to be named teacher of the year. Proctor, 35, teaches geometry, Algebra II, pre-calculus and Advanced Placement calculus — and coaches track at THS, where he’s worked nine years. “The relationships we build … are the things of eternal value and which have the most impact on the lives of our students,” he said at Tuesday’s ceremony. “That is the greatest aspect of this noble profession that I hope we never lose sight of.” Congratulations to Proctor, and to the other 11 finalists for this year’s top teacher award. This time … Attorney Jerry Fent has never played favorites in challenging the constitutionality of various state laws. He has often raised legitimate concerns about legislative processes, and has won enough cases that his objections should be taken seriously. Still, we hope Fent is off the mark with his latest lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law financing repair of the Oklahoma Capitol. Because the law financed only one building, Fent argues it is an unconstitutional “special law.” If Fent’s argument prevails, this will be the second time he has successfully challenged legislation to fund Oklahoma Capitol repairs. Last year, he argued that repair bonds had been unconstitutionally “logrolled” with an unrelated tax cut, a concern we also shared. The court agreed with Fent and struck down the law, leading to this year’s second attempt. Capitol repair has been neglected for far too long. Let’s hope legislators got it right this time. From dedicated to desperate One of his colleagues said John Merritt was “the most dedicated lawyer I have ever known when it comes to attention to his clients’ affairs.” This description was included in a letter last year — to a judge who was to sentence Merritt for stealing more than $3.5 million. The sentence was never handed down. Merritt, 76, of Oklahoma City died last weekend. He had grown wealthy by pursuing product-liability cases and personal injury lawsuits. He resigned in 2011 after coming under investigation. The prosecutor said Merritt became “addicted to litigation” and couldn’t let go when his practice waned. Among other things, Merritt admitted to stealing $300,000 from four children whose parents died in a car accident in 2002. A decade later, the FBI said, two of the orphans were evicted and had their vehicle repossessed after Merritt stopped making payments to them from their legal settlement. “I know it sounds bizarre,” the prosecutor said, “but he was willing to do anything he could to keep himself and his law firm in the game.” Obviously, dedication has its limits. Sunny disposition Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank, says solar energy is on a tear. That’s tear as in tare, not tear as in tier. No one is shedding a tear over a recent prediction that solar will be the fastest-growing source of electricity generation through 2030. The White House has solar panels. So does the home Bryce occupies. About 400,000 U.S. homes have panels on their roofs. Bryce says that since 2011, the amount of energy produced by solar has more than doubled. Amidst all this sunny news about solar, though, comes the need for a reality check. Despite solar’s rapid growth, Bryce says, “its output is still being dwarfed by the ongoing growth in hydrocarbons.” The increase in coal use, over which many crying jags have occurred among environmentalists, was three times greater than solar. Bryce is bullish on solar but he thinks some dry-eyed perspective is needed: Don't count hydrocarbons out yet. “They're going to stick around for many decades to come.” A bump in pay Hobby Lobby has earned a reputation as a company that pays its employees far more than the federally mandated minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. Some Oklahoma Indian tribes are doing the same for their workers. In February, the Cherokee Nation announced it was bumping its minimum wage by 50 cents, to $9.50 per hour. In May, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes raised the minimum wage for tribal employees to $9 per hour. Oklahoma Watch says at least five of the 39 federally recognized tribes in Oklahoma have minimum wages greater than the federal level. The others are the Chickasaws, Osages and Creeks. Minimum wages are artificial constructs of something usually best left to the market, but we salute these tribes for their efforts. Some cities and counties in Oklahoma might want to do something similar, but they’re banned from doing so under a law approved by the Legislature this year. The tribes are exempt from that legislation. Biting the hand that feeds … Singer Rihanna took a small setback and turned it into an outright loss recently when she bashed the CBS network. CBS had planned to use a song that featured Rihanna, “Run This Town,” on its “Thursday Night Football” telecasts this season. But the network yanked the song, initially for one telecast, because of the focus that week on the domestic violence scandal involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. The fact that Rihanna was previously the victim of domestic abuse, and controversially reunited with her abusive boyfriend (albeit temporarily), played a role in the decision. In response, Rihanna cursed the network on Twitter. So now CBS won’t use the song at all. Sadly, the decision to bash a company that was prepared to increase her exposure (and potential sales) is hardly the worst decision this young woman has made. Setting it straight In an editorial Friday about Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers accused of misdeeds, we inadvertently suggested that OHP Chief Ricky Adams was among those named by a woman who complained about a trooper’s activities. The trooper in question was Eric Roberts, who was arrested this week on sexual assault complaints. In recounting the allegations against Roberts, we wrote, “A third women alleges that Adams made inappropriate physical contact during a traffic stop.” We had previously quoted Adams as saying the matter involving Roberts “sickens us as an agency.” We deeply regret having made such an error. Adams, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, 28 of those with the OHP, epitomizes all that is noble and good about the Highway Patrol.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Sep 11, 2014
Stillwater brings back a lot of great memories for Roadrunner coaches Eric Roark and Neal Neathery.
Oklahoma State football: For UTSA coaches, it's old home week — sort of
By John Helsley | Sep 11, 2014STILLWATER — Eric Roark admits to being a closet Cowboys fan. Shhh, he’s also the defensive line coach at UTSA, which has a date with Oklahoma State this Saturday. Oh, what the heck, no need to keep it quiet. “Everybody knows it,” Roark said this week. And for this week, Roark insists this is all business with the Roadrunners on their way to Stillwater, where he played for the Cowboys in the late ’70s. Same for UTSA defensive coordinator Neal Neathery, who grew up in Stillwater as his father, Ray, taught at OSU and took him to games in all the sports. It’s a business trip … back home. “It is a little bittersweet,” Roark said. “I’m still a closet Cowboy fan. I really am. All sports. If they’re on TV or anything, I’m watching. I look for the scores. “I love the Cowboys marching band. But I hope they don’t give me nightmares on Saturday night.” The more OSU scores, the more the band plays, which wouldn’t bode well for the Roadrunners defense. But, oh, Roark used to love it when the band played at old Lewis Field. He and his dad, after making the drive from home in Pawhuska, found their way to the west end zone bleachers. “We sat in the cheap seats,” Roark said. “Every time somebody kicked an extra point, somebody might end up stealing the football. That’s how long ago that was. “And when I walk on the field Saturday, I’ll remember my dad trying to catch an extra point.” Neathery holds some great memories, too. “We moved there when I was 5 years old,” he said. “Went to high school there. My dad taught at OSU for 20 years. Totally grew up around Oklahoma State. “We had season football tickets. Basketball tickets. Spent a ton of time around the baseball games. They were really good in baseball back then. Watched some wrestling. “I mean, I really loved my childhood. I wouldn’t trade it for anybody’s. I really had a blast growing up there. Really loved Oklahoma State, loved Stillwater. It was a great place to grow up.” The OSU-UTSA connection also includes Roadrunners head coach Larry Coker, who spent seven seasons on staff with the Cowboys in the ’80s and was offensive coordinator for Mike Gundy’s time at quarterback. Coker, of course, is the tie that binds all three coaches and this old home week feel for a chunk of the UTSA staff. When Roark played at Pawhuska High, Coker was the coach at Fairfax, a 20-mile drive up the road. For Roark’s final season at OSU in 1982, Coker had just joined Jimmy Johnson’s staff with the Cowboys. Neathery and Coker spent most Sundays together in Stillwater at University Heights Baptist Church. Ray Neathery, Neal’s dad, taught Coker in Sunday school. And it was Coker who told Neal Neathery not to walk on at OSU. “I was thinking long and hard about walking on at Oklahoma State,” said Neathery, who instead played at Wheaton College in Illinois. “And he was kind enough to tell me, ‘Don’t do that, go somewhere where you can play.’ Because I really couldn’t play at that level. “But I would have loved to do it. Even when I went off, I kept thinking maybe I’d grow three inches and get a lot faster and transfer back. But that didn’t happen either. “It’s neat how this has all worked out.” Roark and Neathery kept in contact with Coker over the years, as their career paths veered in different directions. Then they all came together when Coker got the job to start up UTSA’s first-ever football program. What’s happened since has been fascinating, with the Roadrunners speeding way ahead of schedule, going 20-15 in three-plus seasons. This year, they’ve routed Houston and lost a close game with Arizona, two programs that have been at this game of football a lot longer than UTSA. “When we first started, we thought going to the Southland Conference was going to be a pipe dream,” Roark said. “And that was the conference all our other programs were in. “The first two purchases we made, we bought a San Antonio map and we bought a Texas map. We didn’t have any gear or anything. It was just three of us. And we said, ‘Let’s go get some Texas kids.’” Even that was a challenge the first year. UTSA’s recruiting was built on a vision. No hard evidence. No history. No tradition. For the program’s first recruiting weekend, there were no football players to serve as hosts, so golfers and tennis players stood in. “We thought, ‘How is this going to work?’” Roark said. “Well, that’s our senior class.” A strong senior class of 37, including 18 of what the Roadrunners call “The Original 18,” players who have been there since the first practice in 2010. “They’re a great group of kids,” Neathery said. “That’s the story here. Someday there will be this awesome 20-year reunion.” The pieces finally started to fall into place at UTSA, but the surprises kept coming. “Nobody knew 57,000 people would come to our first game,” Neathery said. “And no one, certainly, knew we’d have the kind of success we’ve had.” Those 57,000 people, for a game against Tahlequah’s own Northeastern State on Sept. 3 2011, made for a fair share of chill bumps. “That was one of the coolest days of my life,” Neathery said. “It was unreal. We got off the bus and I mean, people were in tears. People who had graduated from here and wanted football for so long. “And it wasn’t just the number, it was the emotion. The crowd just got louder and louder. It never slowed down. They didn’t know to quiet down when we were on offense. “It was like everybody was drunk on football.” Both Roark and Neathery will have family and friends at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday. Each has returned for games recently – as fans – so the facility improvements won’t be startling. “I bought a ticket,” Roark said of a trip to see Bedlam in 2008. “I sat up in the stands and watched. It was cold. “And I wore orange and I rooted for the Cowboys.” Roark won’t be rooting for the Cowboys on Saturday. Not a chance. But the Roadrunners’ color scheme is blue… and orange. “I’m hoping we’ll wear blue this weekend,” Roark said.
Putnam City High School athletic director A.D. Burtschi lost an emphatic plea to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors on Wednesday to reverse a rule that leaves the Pirates ineligible to host any playoff event. An administrator from Putnam City failed to attend one of the OSSAA’s mandatory eligibility workshops this summer. By rule, the school is not allowed...
Putnam City High School denied appeal to host playoff events
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 10, 2014Putnam City High School athletic director A.D. Burtschi lost an emphatic plea to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors on Wednesday to reverse a rule that leaves the Pirates ineligible to host any playoff event. An administrator from Putnam City failed to attend one of the OSSAA’s mandatory eligibility workshops this summer. By rule, the school is not allowed to host a playoff contest. “I understand that there needs to be consequences,” Burtschi told the board. “At the end of the day, I ask for those consequences to be on me.” The appeal was ultimately denied 11-1 by the board. Putnam City was 1 of 16 schools to break the rule this year, a number that was more than four times above last season’s total. OSSAA MAKING DONATIONS TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS The OSSAA board of directors approved two donations to Special Olympics Oklahoma this year. One will be a $1,200 donation. The other will be the organization donating leftover products — basketballs, footballs, etc. from championship events — to Special Olympics. “We’re excited about that and excited about our partnership that we have with them,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. OCS COACH REINSTATED Oklahoma Christian School soccer coach John Wilkens was reinstated by the OSSAA Board of Directors following a year-long suspension imposed by the school for a violation. Wilkens missed all of last season, but refused to talk about the violation as he wants to move forward. “I look forward to the opportunity,” Wilkens said. “I still love kids and I am still a teacher. I am more of an academic guy with math. I’m looking forward to it.” Wilkens will likely be an assistant coach for both boys and girls teams, while also coaching the academic team. FORT GIBSON QB TEARS ACL One of Class 4A’s top quarterbacks is likely to miss the rest of the season. Fort Gibson senior J.R. Singleton, The Oklahoma’s Class 4A Preseason All-State quarterback, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Friday’s win over Tahlequah, the Muskogee Phoenix reports. Fort Gibson coach and Singleton’s father James said the knee is stable, but doctors said it’s torn. “That just makes it all the more frustrating for J.R.,” James told the newspaper. CHEROKEE FORMIMG CO-OP IN CROSS COUNTRY Cherokee was narrowly approved to form a three-school co-op for cross country this season by the OSSAA. Cherokee will join Burlington and Pond Creek-Hunter in both boys and girls events. The schools compete in Class 2A. The board initially voted to a 6-6 tie, but board president Duane Merideth voted yes to break the tie.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 8, 2014
PRIVATE SCHOOLS — Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City has filed a lawsuit against the Oklahoma Seconday School Activities Association regarding rules governing private schools, their success rate and their classification.
Bishop McGuinness files lawsuit against OSSAA
BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 8, 2014More than three years after the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association adopted rules regarding private schools and their success rate, Bishop McGuinness High School is fighting back. The school announced Monday morning that it has filed a federal lawsuit to challenge Rule 14, which was adopted by the organization’s member schools in 2011 and forces private schools to play one level above their average daily membership if the school meets certain criteria. McGuinness met the criteria in boys basketball after making the state tournament three of the past five seasons and is now scheduled to play at the Class 6A level along with the girls team, which has not had the same amount of success. That is what the school deems unfair in its lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. “I think the rule in total needs to be addressed,” McGuinness athletic director Gary Savely said. “We feel basically that the rule is not equitable. We’re good members of the OSSAA and have been for many years, but it treats us in a different way than it treats the other members.” KOTV-6 in Tulsa reported late Monday afternoon that Tulsa Kelley plans to file a similar lawsuit. McGuinness’ lawsuit says the rule is unconstitutional and in violation of McGuinness’ due process and equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. It also says the rule violates the Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act, while citing cases involving Christian Heritage and Sequoyah-Tahlequah with the OSSAA along with out-of-state cases. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled last fall that the OSSAA was “arbitrary and capricious” with its ruling against Sequoyah-Tahlequah in which football players were ruled ineligible and the team was forced to forfeit games. The new lawsuit uses the same wording multiple times about the enforcement of the rule, which includes years previous to it being approved. State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, recently spearheaded a legislative bill regarding the OSSAA. He said Monday he felt like it was a matter of time before this lawsuit happened. “They discriminated against Christian schools all along,” he said. “Every bit of their rule discriminates against Christian schools and what they’ve done to Bishop McGuinness I think is pathetic. That’s just the organization. This organization is still out of control and it looks like there’s going to be nothing that’s going to solve this organization less than legislation at the Capitol because they cannot control themselves.” The rule change was a hot topic in 2011 as it went through an OSSAA committee and the board of directors before being approved by the member schools 265-49. McGuinness, however, did not vote on the rule change. Its ballot was deemed ineligible because it was not signed by a delegate. Still, the intention was to vote against it. Since then, school administrators have watched closely to see how everything evolved. When it became apparent the school would be affected this season, they began trying to work with the OSSAA to reach a resolution. “We tried to work through channels with the association to take a harder look at it and we did not want it to come to where it is today,” McGuinness principal David Morton said. “Our hope was we could change it or work with it internally and not deal with it in this manner.” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said Monday afternoon he was still looking over the lawsuit, and the topic was added to Wednesday’s board meeting agenda as a discussion item in executive session. “We’re also going to go back and see how this affected McGuinness since Rule 14 was put into place,” Sheakley said. “I’ve got to talk to my board about it. It’s in rule. It’s not just McGuinness. It’s all of our other schools affected by Rule 14.” McGuinness’ average daily membership is 699.50, placing it at No. 61 in the state and firmly in the lower half of Class 5A. If in 6A for basketball, the Irish will have to play teams such as Broken Arrow, which is the state’s largest school with an ADM of 4,790.03. McGuinness’ legal team was expected to file for a temporary restraining order Monday evening. A judge has granted the OSSAA 21 days to respond once it is filed, Sheakley said. If granted, the restraining order will allow McGuinness to remain in Class 5A for all sports. It does not affect other private schools. Breaking down Rule 14 In 2011, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association put into effect a controversial rule regarding private schools within the organization. The rule affects what level a school plays at based on its success in a certain time period. It is known as Rule 14. Section B of the rule states that a member school shall be placed one sports classification above the classification in which the member school would be placed according to the Average Daily Membership if the member school meets any three of the following criteria: *The school has the ability to decline admission or enrollment to a student, even if the student and the student’s legal guardian reside within that school’s public school district or designated geographic area. *If the school is located within a 15-mile radius of a school placed in the 5A or 6A classification according to theADM. *Fewer than 25 percent of the children enrolled at the school in grades nine through 12 qualify for free or reduced lunches. *The school’s ADM in grades nine through 12 has increased by 50 percent or more over the previous three school years. Section C states that a school moved up one classification pursuant to the above criteria will be moved back down a classification in a particular activity if the school’s team has not finished among the top eight teams in at least three of the past five seasons. For basketball, soccer, cross country and track, both boys and girls teams remain together in each classification. The rule also states that no school can move more than one classification and no school can be moved to the highest classification in football, which is Class 6A.
Sep 4, 2014
The Oklahoman's high school football game of the week between Midwest City and Tulsa Washington will be streamed live Friday on NewsOK.com through a partnership with OKPreps.tv.
Midwest City-Tulsa Washington football game will be streamed live on NewsOK.com
Sep 4, 2014The Oklahoman's high school football game of the week between Midwest City and Tulsa Washington will be streamed live Friday on NewsOK.com through a partnership with OKPreps.tv. The OKPreps.tv broadcast can be seen on NewsOK.com/varsity beginning at 7 p.m. from Midwest City. The OKPreps.tv broadcasts are produced through the OKPreps Student Broadcast Network, which features 24 schools and will be streaming 15 other games Friday night. Here are the broadcasts: Tulsa Edison at Bishop Kelley - http://bishopkelleycomets.tv/?p=1829 Shawnee at Bishop McGuinness - http://bmchs.tv/?p=1793 Owasso at Broken Arrow - http://arrowvision.tv/?p=1212 AND http://owassorams.tv/?p=1890 Sallisaw at Catoosa - http://catoosaindians.tv/2014/09/05/sallisaw-vs-catoosa/ Choctaw at Sapulpa - http://yellowjackets.tv/?p=113 Claremore at Pryor - http://claremorezebras.tv/?p=2547 Lawton MacArthur at Clinton - http://clintontornadoes.tv/2014/09/05/lawton-mac-vs-clinton/ Coweta at Wagoner - http://cowetatigers.tv/2014/09/05/coweta-vs-wagoner-2/ AND http://wagonerbulldogs.tv/?p=115 Deer Creek at Stillwater - http://deercreekantlers.tv/?p=2044 Putnam City West at Del City - http://delcityeagles.tv/?p=240 Elk City at Pampa, TX - http://bigelks.tv/2014/09/05/elk-city-vs-pampa/ Tahlequah at Fort Gibson - http://fortgibsontigers.tv/?p=2076 Mustang at Yukon - http://mustangbroncos.tv/yukon-vs-mustang/ Tulsa Hale at Sand Springs - http://sandites.tv/?p=2288 Skiatook at Piedmont - http://skiatookbulldogs.tv/2014/09/05/skiatook-vs-piedmont/
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
1. Kingfisher (15-0): The defending champions are primed for another title run with a strong defense and championship game star Nick Smith at RB. 2. Douglass (11-2): One of Class 4A’s top teams could be a powerhouse with the move down to 3A. 3. Victory Christian (11-1): Junior QB Keats Calhoon led the state as a sophomore last season with 3,350 yards through the air. 4. Seminole (13-1): Senior...
Class 3A football: Preseason Oklahoma high school football rankings
BY TRENT SHADID | Aug 26, 20141. Kingfisher (15-0): The defending champions are primed for another title run with a strong defense and championship game star Nick Smith at RB. 2. Douglass (11-2): One of Class 4A’s top teams could be a powerhouse with the move down to 3A. 3. Victory Christian (11-1): Junior QB Keats Calhoon led the state as a sophomore last season with 3,350 yards through the air. 4. Seminole (13-1): Senior QB Doc Harvey is one of just two returning starters on an offense that must replace star RB Papi White. 5. Locust Grove (12-1): QB Mason Fine returns after leading the Pirates to one of their most successful seasons. 6. Blanchard (13-1): Replacing RB Braden Stringer won’t be easy, but the Lions return most of their offensive line. 7. Heritage Hall (6-5): The Chargers are looking to contend behind highly touted QB Connor McGinnis. 8. Plainview (13-1): Inexperience is Plainview’s biggest concern after losing 16 starters from last season’s run to the semifinals. 9. Beggs (10-3): RB Kerry Daniels is expected to have another big season after rushing for over 1,500 yards in 2013. 10. Bethany (7-4): QB Kyle Duke is entering his third year as a starter and threw for 1,587 yards last year. 11. Lincoln Christian (8-5): QB Micah Wilson and WR Alec Davidson lead one of 3A’s top passing attacks. 12. Lone Grove (8-3): Junior RB Jeremy Lewis, who rushed for 2,176 yards last season, is one of 19 returning starters. 13. Marlow (6-5): Dual-threat QB Braeden O’Dell gives the Outlaws a versatile athlete to lead Rob Renshaw’s offense. 14. Roland (6-5): QB Manuel Bunch and TE/DE Austin Cantrell make the Rangers a potential sleeper. 15. Berryhill (9-3): Ty Walker returns at QB after accounting for 2,400 yards of offense last season. 16. Stigler (8-3): The Panthers may throw 40-plus times a game this season with senior QB Dylan Bryant. 17. Jones (7-5): Junior DT Ty Hughes will anchor a solid defense while the offense aims to find an identity with a new QB. 18. Spiro (8-3): Senior QB/DB McKinley Whitfield is one of the most talented playmakers in the state. 19. Hilldale (10-3): The Hornets hope to continue their recent success as they’ve won at least nine games in three straight seasons. 20. Cushing (8-3): The Tigers have several holes to fill offensively. 21. Purcell (6-5): The Dragons will look for a repeat playoff appearance behind nine returning starters on defense. 22. Madill (4-6): After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007 last season, the Wildcats are looking for a bounce-back season. 23. Meeker (12-1): The Bulldogs are coming off the best season in school history but are moving up to 3A. 24. Sequoyah-Claremore (6-5): The Eagles are looking to make the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year. 25. Verdigris (2-8): The Cardinals return QB Reece Phillips and leading tackler Seth McLaughlin at LB. 26. Checotah (10-2): Wildcats come to District 3A-6 after winning 3A-8 looking for the same success. 27. John Marshall (4-6): Looking to break through into the postseason in Rashaun Woods’ second year as coach. 28. Sequoyah-Tahlequah (4-6): Talented duo of RB Justin Hooper and QB Zach Parish returns after combining for 2,700 yards last season. 29. Jay (6-5): QB Brandon Weaver leads the way after throwing for 1,698 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. 30. Dewey (5-6): Defense is the biggest concern for the Bulldoggers, who gave up at least 34 points in seven games last season. 31. Sulphur (5-6): Senior RB Nate Johnson and junior QB Cole Palmer have the Bulldogs expecting a second straight playoff trip. 32. Perkins-Tryon (5-6): The Demons are shifting to the spread offense under new coach Bruce Williams. 33. Little Axe (3-7): The Indians return experience at the skill positions led by senior QB Keith Robertson. 34. Centennial (6-5): The Bison are looking to build on their first playoff appearance last season. 35. Inola (5-6): Former Wagoner offensive coordinator Jeff Williams is taking over the Longhorns’ program. 36. Star Spencer (3-7): LB Milon Smith anchors the defense as a four-year starter. 37. Mannford (6-4): The Pirates have to find replacements at QB and RB to build on a winning season last year. 38. Okmulgee (3-8): The Bulldogs return QB Brad Bell and all four members of the starting secondary. 39. Mount St. Mary (4-6): Dual-threat QB Matt Peace is a third-year starter on offense, fourth-year starter at DB. 40. Dickson (6-4): The Comets are looking to build on their first winning season since 2003 under new coach David Gilliam. 41. Eufaula (5-5): The Ironheads are looking for their first winning season since 2008. 42. Pauls Valley (2-8): Senior Coleton Jolley is expected to once again be an impact player at multiple positions. 43. Tulsa Rogers (4-6): The Ropers have dropped from Class 5A to 3A in a span of three years and haven’t had a winning record since 2006. 44. Heavener (2-7): New coach Sam Hembree takes over at his alma mater. 45. Keys-Park Hill (1-9): RB Dakota Matlock is the top returnee for the Cougars’ uptempo offense. 46. Idabel (1-9): Speedy WR K.J. Wells is moving to quarterback for his senior season. 47. Sperry (1-9): The Pirates will need to show improvement on offense after scoring just 87 points last season. 48. Comanche (2-7): Making the transition to 3A under new coach Micah Mashburn after struggling in 2A last season. 49. Tulsa Webster (0-10): The Warriors are moving down a class after going 1-20 in Class 4A over the past two seasons. 50. Kellyville (2-8): Coach Scott Robb takes over a program that hasn’t been to the playoffs in a decade. 51. Valliant (2-8): RB/LB Kaleb Clardy is expected to do it all as a two-way standout. 52. Bethel (0-10): The Wildcats, led by junior QB Caleb Smith, will be looking to snap a 13-game losing streak. 53. Morris (1-9): After winning just one game last season, the Eagles won't have it any easier in 2014 with four 10-win teams in their district. 54. Blackwell (0-10): The Maroons are aiming to snap a 23-game losing streak that goes back to 2011. 55. Westville (0-10): The Yellowjackets surrendered 49 points per game last season. 56. Bridge Creek (0-10): Looking for a turnaround in coach Greg Wallis’ second season. By Trent Shadid, Scott Wright, Jonathan Greco and Chris Brannick
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Orb Whaley, 87, of Tulsa played football at Antlers High School and Southeastern State. Before a long management career with Western Auto, Whaley was involved in one of the most unusual plays in college football. While returning a second-half kick, Whaley was tackled by East Central lineman Doc Garner at the 50-yard...
Tributes: Former Southeastern player, Douglass basketball standout die
BY SCOTT MUNN | Aug 18, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Orb Whaley, 87, of Tulsa played football at Antlers High School and Southeastern State. Before a long management career with Western Auto, Whaley was involved in one of the most unusual plays in college football. While returning a second-half kick, Whaley was tackled by East Central lineman Doc Garner at the 50-yard line. Problem was, Garner made the stop after charging in from the ECU bench. East Central was given a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Whaley added an interception later in the third quarter that set up a Southeastern touchdown as the then-Savages rolled to a 26-2 victory. Whaley sandwiched his football career between stints in World War II and the Korean War. Raymond Mitchell, 83, was a principal at several Oklahoma City elementary schools. The former Douglass High School basketball standout was also a physical education teacher and spent fall Friday nights as a football official. He also refereed prep basketball games. Angela Spigner, 44, of Oklahoma City was a cheerleader at Fox High School. Kelly Johnson, 50, was a mat maid at Altus High School. Garland Waldroop, 74, of Minot, N.D., owned a construction business. The former Oklahoma resident built Sooner International Raceway north of Altus in 1983. Beula Combs, 88, of Tahlequah was scorebook keeper at Little League baseball games. Larry Cotter, 73, of Oklahoma City was a body builder. He also enjoyed drag racing and snow skiing. Laura Marble Arledge, 45, of Norman played tennis at Chickasha High School and Austin College. The attorney was a supporter of Norman High School athletics; she was named Fan of the Year for the 2012-13 school year. Gene Hatfield, 67, of Oklahoma City played football and baseball at Crooked Oak High School. The Vietnam veteran was an OU and tennis fan. Steven Smola, 74, of Oklahoma City played football at Kingfisher High School. Showed award-winning sheep as a youngster. A railroad company owner by trade. William Kern, 93, of Lawton played adult league softball for Fairmont Foods. A member of the Lawton Bowling Club. Joe Pete Pellerin Jr., 72, of Wilson played football for Mt. Saint Joseph Academy in his native Rutland, Vt. Dr. Harold Stout, 80, of Norman played football, basketball and ran track at Waurika High School. The physician was involved with the Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt. Also hunted bear in Alaska. Claudette Trigg Theimer, 81, of Oklahoma City was a cheerleader at Northeast High School. Weldon Roberson, 70, of Wichita Falls, Texas, lettered four years in football, basketball and track at Ryan High School. Bob Graves, 72, of Poteau worked in the banking industry and coached Little League baseball. Steve Robinson, 65, worked the chains at Owasso Rams football games. A golf enthusiast. Bud Mulkey, 82, Durant worked as machinist — which came in handy with his hobby of building and racing stock cars. Billy Little, 68, of Yukon was a manager for Southwestern Bell. Off time was spent working with Little League sports either as an official, director or coach. Allen Cowdery, 71, of Tulsa was an attorney who coached and officiated soccer. Sue Moore Corder, 70, of Midwest City played basketball at Mason High School.