Jenks Trojans football
|12 - 2||6 - 1||6 - 1||.857||589||188|
|2012-08-31||vs||Tulsa Union||L||7 - 14|
|2012-09-08||@||DeSoto, Texas||L||27 - 46|
|2012-09-14||@||Owasso||W||20 - 7|
|2012-09-20||@||Tulsa Edison||W||82 - 7|
|2012-09-28||vs||Sapulpa||W||63 - 14|
|2012-10-05||@||Broken Arrow||W||24 - 7|
|2012-10-12||vs||Westmoore||W||38 - 14|
|2012-10-18||@||Muskogee||W||52 - 3|
|2012-10-26||vs||Bixby||W||41 - 6|
|2012-11-01||@||Putnam City||W||46 - 14|
|2012-11-09||vs||Tulsa Washington||W||59 - 14|
|2012-11-16||vs||Edmond North||W||34 - 12|
|2012-11-23||@||Tulsa Union||W||41 - 10|
|2012-11-30||vs||Norman North||W||55 - 20|
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The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Tuesday morning kickoff times and locations for Saturday’s high school football playoff games. Seven games were completed Monday night, finalizing the pairings for Saturday. The Class 5A championship game was already set for 1 p.m. at Yukon High School. Altus beat McGuinness 49-35 on Monday to advance to face Collinsville. The Class...
OSSAA sets times, locations for Saturday's playoff games
Jacob Unruh | Dec 1, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Tuesday morning kickoff times and locations for Saturday’s high school football playoff games. Seven games were completed Monday night, finalizing the pairings for Saturday. The Class 5A championship game was already set for 1 p.m. at Yukon High School. Altus beat McGuinness 49-35 on Monday to advance to face Collinsville. The Class C championship between Coyle and Shattuck is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Newcastle High School, and the Class B championship between Davenport and Keota remains at 7 p.m. Friday in Muskogee. The Class 3A semifinal between Lincoln Christian and Jones is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Stillwater High School. The other semifinal between Heritage Hall and Lone Grove remains at 7 p.m. Friday at Moore High School. The Class 2A semifinal between Chisholm and Adair is set for 1 p.m. at Sand Springs High School. Haskell and Prague are still on for 7 p.m. Friday at Beggs High School. The Class A semifinal between Hominy and Stratford is at 1 p.m. at Choctaw High School. Cashion and Ringling remain on schedule for 7 p.m. Friday at Noble High School. Also, Class 6A returns to action this week with the Division I championship game between Jenks and Broken Arrow at 7 p.m. Friday at the University of Tulsa. Division II’s championship between Bixby and Sand Springs is at 7 p.m. Friday at Tulsa Union.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Wednesday that tickets for next week’s Class 6A-I and Class 6A-II championship games are now available online at www.ossaa.com. In Class 6A-I, three-time defending champion Jenks faces Broken Arrow at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. The Class 6A-II matchup features defending champion Bixby against Sand Springs at Tulsa Union High School....
OSSAA announces online ticket sales for Class 6A football championships
Jacob Unruh | Nov 25, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Wednesday that tickets for next week’s Class 6A-I and Class 6A-II championship games are now available online at www.ossaa.com. In Class 6A-I, three-time defending champion Jenks faces Broken Arrow at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. The Class 6A-II matchup features defending champion Bixby against Sand Springs at Tulsa Union High School. Tickets for each game are $7. Fox Sports Oklahoma will televise the Class 6A-I game, while the NFHS Network will broadcast the Class 6A-II, Class B and Class C championship games on www.nfhsnetwork.com, which is a pay-per-view site.
Nov 24, 2015
ESPN "College GameDay" analyst Desmond Howard won't be in Stillwater for Saturday's 8-11 a.m. telecast in advance of the Bedlam game as he is being honored by his alma mater, the University of Michigan.
Media notes: "College GameDay" analyst Desmond Howard to be honored by Michigan
By Mel Bracht Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 24, 2015ESPN "College GameDay" analyst Desmond Howard won't be in Stillwater for Saturday's 8-11 a.m. telecast in advance of the Bedlam game as he is being honored by his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Howard's No. 21 jersey will be retired before Michigan's game against Ohio State (11 a.m., ABC) Saturday, and he will provide live segments from Ann Arbor, Mich., during "College GameDay." The 1991 Heisman Trophy winner, Howard caught 32 touchdown passes in his three-year college career. He also rushed for two touchdowns and returned two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns. "College GameDay" host Rece Davis will be joined in Stillwater by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski. Herbstreit also will call the Bedlam game with Chris Fowler and reporter Heather Cox. Short takes •Cox Communications (Cox 3 and 703, coxhshub.com) will air the Class 4A semifinal between Wagoner (12-0) and Cascia Hall (7-4) at 7 p.m. Friday from Jenks High School. The defending 4A state champion, Wagoner beat Cascia Hall 14-7 in the regular season. Nathan Thompson will call the game with analyst Mike Ziegenhorn and sideline reporters Rod Thompson and Deion Imade. •Expect a good TV rating for the Iowa at Nebraska game at 2:30 p.m. Friday on KOCO-5 as the Hawkeyes try to remain unbeaten in their bid for the College Football Playoffs (Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer and Olivia Harlan).
Here is the updated scheduled for the this week's playoff matchups across the state, along with the Class 6A championship games scheduled for Dec. 4. Note: All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-1 Friday, Dec. 4 at University of Tulsa Broken Arrow (11-1) vs. Jenks (10-1), 7 p.m. Class 6A-II Friday, Dec. 4 at Tulsa Union Sand Springs (7-4) vs. Bixby (8-4), 7 p.m. Class...
Updated high school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh | Nov 22, 2015Here is the updated scheduled for the this week's playoff matchups across the state, along with the Class 6A championship games scheduled for Dec. 4. Note: All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-1 Friday, Dec. 4 at University of Tulsa Broken Arrow (11-1) vs. Jenks (10-1), 7 p.m. Class 6A-II Friday, Dec. 4 at Tulsa Union Sand Springs (7-4) vs. Bixby (8-4), 7 p.m. Class 5A Friday at Owasso Collinsville (7-4) vs. Skiatook (12-0), 7 p.m. at Cameron Stadium in Lawton McGuinness (10-2) vs. Altus (11-1), 7 p.m. Class 4A at Jenks Cascia Hall (7-4) vs. Wagoner (12-0), 7 p.m. at Glenpool Oologah (10-2) vs. Poteau (12-0), 7 p.m. Class 3A Hilldale (12-0) at Heritage Hall (12-0) Locust Grove (12-0) at Lone Grove (9-3), 1 p.m. Lincoln Christian (12-0) at Sulphur (9-3), 7 p.m. Jones (12-0) at Roland (11-1), 7 p.m. Class 2A Vian (12-0) at Chisholm (12-0) Adair (11-1) at Davis (9-3), 7 p.m. Kingston (10-1) at Haskell (11-1) Washington (11-1) at Prague (8-4) Class A Hominy (11-1) at Mooreland (12-0), 7 p.m. Rejoice Christian (9-3) at Stratford (12-0) Hollis (12-0) at Cashion (10-2) Ringling (10-0) at Talihina (10-1) Class B at Beggs Dewar (11-1) vs. Davenport (12-0), 7 p.m. at McAlester Weleetka (9-3) vs. Keota (11-0), 7 p.m. Class C at Enid Cherokee (11-0) vs. Coyle (12-0), 7 p.m. at Southwestern Oklahoma State Grandfield (11-0) vs. Shattuck (10-1), 7 p.m.
Nov 20, 2015
Broken Arrow advances to the Class 6A-I state championship game in two weeks against Jenks at a site and date to be determined.
High school football: Broken Arrow spoils Edmond Santa Fe's upset bid in Class 6A-I state semifinal
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 20, 2015YUKON — Edmond Santa Fe coach Kyle White admits he overthought the second-quarter play that ultimately changed his team's season. With a commanding 14-point lead in the second quarter and the ball on the 1, Santa Fe quarterback Drew Rasmussen rushed to the line and called for a quick snap, but instead he fumbled the ball and Broken Arrow recovered in the end zone. It was the first play that breathed life into the sleeping giant Broken Arrow on a night Edmond Santa Fe appeared to initially be in line for an upset. “We practice it. We do it every week,” White said. “I just thought maybe it'd catch them off guard. Since we practice it, I was comfortable with it. Looking back, that was a bad decision.” No. 3 Broken Arrow snatched that momentum to orchestrate a comeback for a 49-30 victory over the fourth-ranked Wolves in the Class 6A-I state semifinals at Miller Stadium. Broken Arrow advances to the Class 6A-I state championship game in two weeks against Jenks at a site and date to be determined. “We did the same thing,” Broken Arrow coach David Alexander said about the goal-line turnover. “We kinda out-coached ourselves on a couple of turnovers, and I think they did the same thing. All they'd been doing had been working. Why come up and try to quick snap it? But thank God.” Broken Arrow (11-1) erased a 10-point deficit in the second half with 35 straight points. Senior Kort Lewis scored twice in that span. He rushed for 66 of his 125 yards in the absence of star Jamall Shaw, who rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns but was limited to just a few second-half defensive snaps due to a thigh bruise. “I just wanted to play my role and step up and do what's big and make a play for my teammates,” said Lewis, who only played special teams in the quarterfinals. Broken Arrow quarterback Cade Yeager opened the second half with two touchdown passes, including an impressive one-handed grab by Samuel Akem for 38 yards. Yeager finished 11 of 13 for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Edmond Santa Fe (7-5) jumped to a 14-0 lead before Broken Arrow's offense even took the field, a quick start that carried over for nearly the entire first half. Quarterback Julian Hoskins threw a quick slant to JT Wullschleger on the opening play that turned into an 80-yard touchdown. The Wolves then recovered a pooch kick and later scored on a 10-yard pass from Hoskins to Dylan Williams. Santa Fe led 21-7 early in the second quarter and looked to be going for more after recovering a Shaw fumble. But the momentum-killing fumble occurred and Broken Arrow responded with a big 80-yard drive to get within seven and ultimately take control. “It shifted the momentum a lot,” said Santa Fe running back Darran Williams, who finished with 129 yards. “We was supposed to score right there, but things happen.”
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 75-11 (87.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,469-340 (81.2 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 19, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 75-11 (87.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,469-340 (81.2 pct.) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Semifinals Edmond Santa Fe 28, Broken Arrow 24 (at Yukon) Jenks 35, Tulsa Union 31 (at Owasso) Class 6A-II Semifinals Tulsa Washington 21, Sand Springs 17 (at Sapulpa) Bartlesville 42, Bixby 28 (at Owasso Saturday) Class 5A Quarterfinals LAWTON MAC 28, Collinsville 14 SKIATOOK 24, Deer Creek 21 McAlester 22, McGUINNESS 17 Altus 35, COWETA 28 Class 4A Quarterfinals ANADARKO 20, Cascia Hall 14 WAGONER 40, Clinton 31 Oologah 27, WEATHERFORD 24 POTEAU 35, Harrah 34 Class 3A Second Round HERITAGE HALL 42, Plainview 34 HILLDALE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 20 Meeker 42, LONE GROVE 38 LOCUST GROVE 49, Berryhill 35 LINCOLN CHR. 48, Idabel 13 JOHN MARSHALL 28, Sulphur 21 Victory Christian 38, ROLAND 34 JONES 21, Douglass 14 Class 2A Second Round CHISHOLM 28, Lindsay 7 VIAN 30, Colcord 20 DAVIS 40, Millwood 32 ADAIR 44, Stroud 34 Haskell 31, OKEMAH 26 LUTHER 42, Kingston 28 Prague 36, HULBERT 28 WASHINGTON 28, Hennessey 27 Class A Second Round MOORELAND 28, Healdton 8 HOMINY 24, Fairland 21 STRATFORD 45, Hooker 30 Crescent 26, REJOICE CHR. 21 CASHION 42, Ketchum 27 HOLLIS 35, Minco 28 Kiefer 28, TALIHINA 22 RINGLING 21, Thomas 14 Class B Quarterfinals SEILING 42, Dewar 36 DAVENPORT 56, Geary 48 ALEX 34, Weleetka 20 KEOTA 46, Pioneer 34 Class C Quarterfinals CHEROKEE 38, Timberlake 28 COYLE 42, Tipton 36 GRANDFIELD 28, DC-Lamont 26 FOX 48, Shattuck 34 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 16, 2015
Here are the pairings for the second week of the high school football playoffs: Note: Class 6A neutral site, date and time TBA. Classes 5A-C games are 7:30 Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Semifinals Broken Arrow (10-1) vs. Ed. Santa Fe (7-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Yukon Tulsa Union (9-2) vs. Jenks (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Owasso Class 6A-II Semifinals Tulsa Washington (10-0)...
High school football: Week 2 playoff pairings
scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Nov 16, 2015Here are the pairings for the second week of the high school football playoffs: Note: Class 6A neutral site, date and time TBA. Classes 5A-C games are 7:30 Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Semifinals Broken Arrow (10-1) vs. Ed. Santa Fe (7-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Yukon Tulsa Union (9-2) vs. Jenks (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Owasso Class 6A-II Semifinals Tulsa Washington (10-0) vs. Sand Springs (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Sapulpa Bixby (7-4) vs. Bartlesville (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday at Owasso Class 5A Quarterfinals Collinsville (6-4) at Lawton Mac (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Deer Creek (8-3) at Skiatook (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday McAlester (10-1) at McGuinness (9-2) Altus (10-1) at Coweta (7-3) Class 4A Quarterfinals Cascia Hall (6-4) at Anadarko (8-2) Clinton (6-5) at Wagoner (11-0) Oologah (9-2) at Weatherford (8-3) Harrah (7-3) at Poteau (11-0) Class 3A Second Round Plainview (9-2) at Heritage Hall (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Seq. Tahlequah (7-4) at Hilldale (11-0) Meeker (9-2) at Lone Grove (8-3) Berryhill (7-3) at Locust Grove (11-0) Idabel (7-4) at Lincoln Christian (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Sulphur (8-3) at John Marshall (10-1) Victory Christian (9-1) at Roland (10-1), 7 p.m. Friday Douglass (8-3) at Jones (11-0) Class 2A Second Round Lindsay (10-1) at Chisholm (11-0) Colcord (8-3) at Vian (9-2) Millwood (6-2) at Davis (8-3) Stroud (10-1) at Adair (10-1) Haskell (10-1) at Okemah (8-3) Kingston (9-1) at Luther (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Prague (7-4) at Hulbert (8-3) Hennessey (7-4) at Washington (10-1) Class A Second Round Healdton (7-4) at Mooreland (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Fairland (7-3) at Hominy (10-1) Hooker (8-3) at Stratford (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Crescent (7-4) at Rejoice Christian (8-3) Ketchum (9-2) at Cashion (9-2) Minco (10-1) at Hollis (11-0) Kiefer (10-1) at Talihina (9-1) Thomas (9-2) at Ringling (9-0) Class B Quarterfinals Dewar (10-1) at Seiling (10-1) Geary (10-1) at Davenport (11-0) Weleetka (8-3) at Alex (11-0) Pioneer (8-3) at Keota (10-0) Class C Quarterfinals Timberlake (7-4) at Cherokee (10-0) Tipton (8-2) at Coyle (11-0) DC-Lamont (10-1) at Grandfield (10-0) Shattuck (9-1) at Fox (11-0)
Nov 16, 2015
After rushing for 245 yards and four touchdowns in a 62-50 upset of Southmoore in the Class 6A-I state quarterfinals to win The Oklahoman’s staff pick for Player of the Week, Williams’ lunch budget may have to increase.
High school football: Edmond Santa Fe's offensive line improving ahead of Darran Williams
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 16, 2015EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe running back Darran Williams took his lunch break Friday off campus with lineman Jacob Goss. Being a high school athlete on a budget, the choice was Arby's with only one lineman. But Williams' decision to take Goss anywhere at all was a gesture of appreciation to the unit that's changed everything for the Wolves. “I just give props to my O-line,” Williams said. “If the O-line does their job and I do my job and everybody else does their job, then we'll get the ‘W.'” After rushing for 245 yards and four touchdowns in a 62-50 upset of Southmoore in the Class 6A-I state quarterfinals to win The Oklahoman's staff pick for Player of the Week, Williams' budget may have to increase. “I had to repay him with some yards,” Goss said. Williams and the red-hot offensive line take on No. 3 Broken Arrow for a second time this season at 7 p.m. Friday at Yukon High School in the semifinals. Goss is the leader of the unit that has found consistency the past four weeks after a 56-21 loss to Jenks actually helped. The score was ugly, but the Wolves gained some confidence in the run game. “They weren't overwhelming with size, but they didn't mess up at all,” Santa Fe lineman Dustin Anthony said. “So when we saw that we can run on a team that didn't have any flaws, I think that's when we figured out we can run the ball on anyone.” Added Goss: “That's when we realized we've got a stud running game.” Williams is averaging 182.8 yards per game since and has totaled 12 rushing touchdowns, numbers he said are a statement. “I feel like I'm underrated at times because of the (lack of scholarship) offers and stuff,” Williams said. “I feel like this is a statement for state and the college coaches.” During that span he's rushed for 226 yards and five touchdowns in a rout of Putnam City and 64 yards and a touchdown in the first half of a rout of Norman in which he had a run of more than 80 yards called back on a penalty. “Just watching film, maybe he's gotten more comfortable with the offensive line and what we're doing up front,” Santa Fe coach Kyle White said. “I think for some reason his confidence went up, he's more sure of himself and he got to his old form is really what happened.” Williams also had a big night in the 28-27 loss to Broken Arrow. He rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns, but the Wolves' squandered a 13-point advantage that haunts them this week. Santa Fe's offensive line doesn't see this week's game playing out the same way. “That one-point loss was probably the hardest loss I've ever took and I just want payback,” Goss said. “I feel like that's what is pushing all of us to go and handle what we do up front.”
Nathan Thompson will call the game with analyst Mike Ziegenhorn and sideline reporters Rod Thompson and Deion Imade.
Media notes: Cox to air Tulsa Union-Jenks Class 6A-I semifinal game at 7 p.m. Friday
By Mel Bracht Staff Writer mbracht@Oklahoman.com | Nov 16, 2015Cox Communications plans to air the Tulsa Union vs. Jenks Class 6A-I semifinal football game from Owasso High School at 7 p.m. Friday on The Cox Channel (3 and 703) and www.coxhshub.com. Nathan Thompson will call the game with analyst Mike Ziegenhorn and sideline reporters Rod Thompson and Deion Imade. No. 2 Jenks (9-1) beat No. 1 Tulsa Union (9-2) 45-27 in a Sept. 11 meeting at TU's H.A. Chapman Stadium. Short takes •ESPN's "College GameDay" will be in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday (8-11 a.m.) to preview the Michigan State at Ohio State game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC. After missing on his OU-Baylor pick, analyst Lee Corso fell to 3-8 this season on his headgear selections. ABC's No. 1 broadcast team of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox will call the game. •OU will appear on ABC's prime-time game for the second week in a row when it hosts TCU at 7 p.m. Saturday. ABC has assigned Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe to call the game. •Cox's winter sports schedule includes three wrestling meets, six boys basketball games and six girls basketball games. Cox also will air the OSSAA Class 5A and Class 6A swimming championships and seven games from the Class 5A and Class 6A boys and girls basketball state finals. Games involving Oklahoma City area teams include Norman North at Deer Creek on Jan. 12 and Edmond Santa Fe at Edmond North on Jan. 29 in boys and girls basketball and Choctaw at Edmond North in wrestling on Feb. 2.
The second week of playoff action brings quite a mix of excitement, with the Class 6A divisions already in the semifinals, and the 3A, 2A and A brackets playing to decide who will advance to the quarterfinals. Topping the list of The Oklahoman's 10 biggest games of Week 2 of the playoffs is the one that will decide who gets a shot at ending the Jenks/Tulsa Union streak of dominance in the...
The Oklahoman's top 10 high school football games of Week 2 of the playoffs
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 16, 2015The second week of playoff action brings quite a mix of excitement, with the Class 6A divisions already in the semifinals, and the 3A, 2A and A brackets playing to decide who will advance to the quarterfinals. Topping the list of The Oklahoman's 10 biggest games of Week 2 of the playoffs is the one that will decide who gets a shot at ending the Jenks/Tulsa Union streak of dominance in the state's largest class. With Jenks and Union meeting in the other semifinal, Broken Arrow and Edmond Santa Fe will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Yukon for a spot in the title game. The teams are just three weeks removed from a regular-season meeting in which Edmond Santa Fe saw a 27-14 lead disappear as Broken Arrow escaped with a 28-27 win. Here are this week's top 10 games: 1. Broken Arrow (10-1) vs. Edmond Santa Fe (7-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Yukon 2. Tulsa Union (9-2) vs. Jenks (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Owasso 3. McAlester (10-1) at McGuinness (9-2) 4. Tulsa Washington (10-0) vs. Sand Springs (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Sapulpa 5. Deer Creek (8-3) at Skiatook (11-0) 6. Douglass (8-3) at Jones (11-0) 7. Minco (10-1) at Hollis (11-0) 8. Millwood (6-2) at Davis (8-3) 9. Oologah (9-2) at Weatherford (8-3) 10. Bixby (7-4) vs. Bartlesville (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday at Owasso
Harrah football coach Phil Webb had not gotten any sleep as of Saturday morning. A 26-24 playoff victory at Cache — Harrah's first in the postseason since 1994 — ruined any hope of that happening. “I knew this group could help us get over the hump,” Webb said. “Twenty-one years. Twenty-one years since Harrah had won a playoff game. To do that after an emotional loss to Ada and what we've been...
High school notebook: Harrah wins first playoff game in 21 years
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 14, 2015Harrah football coach Phil Webb had not gotten any sleep as of Saturday morning. A 26-24 playoff victory at Cache — Harrah's first in the postseason since 1994 — ruined any hope of that happening. “I knew this group could help us get over the hump,” Webb said. “Twenty-one years. Twenty-one years since Harrah had won a playoff game. To do that after an emotional loss to Ada and what we've been through this year with the Tuttle loss and then to be down there in that situation, I think that kicks the door open for many more generations that come through the program.” Harrah (7-3) travels to Poteau (11-0) next week. The Panthers relied on a gutsy decision from Webb to seal the win. Facing a fourth-and-9 late in the fourth quarter, Webb elected to go for it instead of punt. Quarterback Kostner Ingraham completed a pass to tight end Jeremy McDonald for the first down that allowed Harrah to run out the clock. “I told the guys we came down here to win,” Webb said. “I think I was the only one there that wanted to go for it. The referee on the sidelines next to me, I asked him, ‘What would you do?' He said, ‘I'd punt it.' I said, ‘I bet you would.'” Ingraham threw two touchdowns passes and had an interception on defense. Star running back Grant Martin rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries. ARDMORE'S ROBERTS RECOVERING Ardmore defensive back Jordan Roberts was released from the hospital Saturday morning and is expected to recover after suffering a head injury Friday night that led to him being airlifted to OU Medical Center. “Our high school principal text me earlier and said that all of his CAT scans came back good,” Ardmore coach Josh Newby said. “I think it's all going to end up being OK.” Roberts suffered the injury late in the third quarter of a 42-37 loss to Deer Creek. The game was delayed for nearly an hour. OSSAA ANNOUNCES 6A SEMIFINAL SITES The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the neutral sites for Friday's Class 6A football semifinals. Edmond Santa Fe and Broken Arrow will play at Yukon's Miller Stadium. Tulsa Union and Jenks will face off at Owasso High School. Both games are at 7 p.m. In Class 6A-II, Bixby will play Saturday afternoon against Bartlesville at Owasso and Tulsa Washington will play Sand Springs at Sapulpa at 7 p.m. Friday. DALE GIRLS KNOCK OFF PRESTON Dale's girls basketball team got some payback for last season's state semifinal loss to Preston. Dale (1-0) won 58-49 behind a suffocating defense in the fourth quarter that held Preston to just three points. Dani Manning was instrumental in the final quarter, making all six free throws to finish the night with 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Taylor O'Donnell led Dale with 14 points. Preston (0-2) led 46-41 after three quarters.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the neutral sites for Friday's Class 6A-I football semifinals. Edmond Santa Fe and Broken Arrow will play at Yukon's Miller Stadium. Tulsa Union and Jenks will face off at Owasso High School. Both games are scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The OSSAA has yet to announce the sites for the Class 6A-II semifinals. Lawton and Bixby...
OSSAA releases Class 6A-I football semifinal host sites
Jacob Unruh | Nov 14, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the neutral sites for Friday's Class 6A-I football semifinals. Edmond Santa Fe and Broken Arrow will play at Yukon's Miller Stadium. Tulsa Union and Jenks will face off at Owasso High School. Both games are scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The OSSAA has yet to announce the sites for the Class 6A-II semifinals. Lawton and Bixby play the final first-round game at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 12, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
Nov 8, 2015
Player to watch, best first-round matchup and more
High school football playoffs: Class 6A-I bracket breakdown
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 8, 2015Player to watch — Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union: A compact and powerful running back, Adkins set Union's career rushing record on Friday night, breaking former Oklahoma State star Jeremy Smith's mark of 4,242. Best first-round matchup — Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore: It seems like a long time ago, but back in Week 3, Santa Fe pushed Southmoore to the brink in a 34-31 SaberCat win. Second-round showdown — Jenks vs. Tulsa Union: If the favorites pull through in the first round, we're set up for a semifinal meeting between the two teams that have combined to win the last 19 titles in the state's largest class. More interestingly, that guarantees someone other than the two power programs a spot in the title game from the other side of the bracket. Upset watch — Mustang at Broken Arrow: Broken Arrow comes in as a district champ, with Mustang as a No. 4 seed, but the Broncos won at B.A. in last year's first round. And Mustang is playing its best football of the season right now. By Scott Wright, staff writer
Nov 7, 2015
The Oklahoman's high school sports writers, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, offer their championship picks for Class 6A-4A.
High school football playoffs: Championship picks
From Staff Reports | Nov 7, 2015The Oklahoman's high school sports writers, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, offer their championship picks for Class 6A-4A. See Monday's Oklahoman for the Class 3A-C predictions: Class 6A-I Wright: Jenks. The loss to Broken Arrow shook them up, but the Trojans are still the best team in the state. Unruh: Jenks. Sure, the Trojans lost to Broken Arrow a few weeks ago, but by all accounts they remain the top team in the class with talented players like OSU commitment Dillon Stoner and Austin Quillen. Class 6A-II Wright: Tulsa Washington. The Hornets have skated by with a couple of game-winning field goals, but the talent for a title run is in place, particularly with the run game and defense. Unruh: Tulsa Washington. This is a wide-open class, but Tulsa Washington has been the one consistent team. Having OSU commitment Justice Hill in the backfield also helps. Class 5A Wright: Skiatook. Class 5A is loaded with tough defenses at the top, but Skiatook might have the best of the bunch. Unruh: Lawton MacArthur. The defending champions have been unflappable this season, putting together an undefeated season with 19 new starters despite the loss of QB Anthony Love. Class 4A Wright: Wagoner. The defending champion Bulldogs have done nothing to show they're not the best team in the class. Unruh: Wagoner. The defending champions are simply too talented with players like K.J Lee, A.J. Freeth and Nikia Jones.
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 7, 2015
Southmoore will host Edmond Santa Fe in a first-round Class 6A playoff game.
High school football: Southmoore trims Norman North, clinches home field advantage in playoffs
By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Nov 7, 2015NORMAN — Norman North, in need of a win in its regular season finale to secure a home playoff game, had high-powered Southmoore on the ropes early Friday night at Harve Collins Field. But quarterback Casey Thompson and the SaberCats overcame a 14-point deficit and won, 38-35, on a 42-yard field goal by Chris Nemecek with 3:21 left in the game. Thompson accounted for 315 yards of offense and four touchdowns as Southmoore (9-1, 5-1) earned the right to host a playoff game against Edmond Santa Fe. The Timberwolves drove to the Southmoore 30-yard-line with about 30 seconds to play, but quarterback Cameron Hardesty lost seven yards on a sack and then misfired on two passes to end the game. Nemecek called his game-winning boot, which hit the crossbar, the “biggest kick of my career.” “I just had to hit it, that's it,” he said. Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark spoke of a “second season” when addressing his players after the game. “It wasn't a pretty game; a lot of things didn't go our way, but our kids kept fighting,” he said. “I told them the regular season's over and now we're into the playoffs. That's where we wanted to be and we got that home playoff game.” Hardesty and Quan Hogan carried the load for Norman North (7-3, 4-3), which finished third in District 6-I-2 and has to play defending Class 6A champ Jenks on the road in next week's playoff opener. Hardesty completed 24-of-34 passes for 278 and two touchdowns and Hogan rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries as the Timberwolves amassed 465 yards of total offense. Norman North, which led 21-14 with time running out in the second quarter, surrendered a 21-yard run out of punt formation by Dunya Rice to give the SaberCats a first down at the Norman North 28-yard line with 28 seconds left in the first half. Two plays later, Thompson found Quindon Lewis in the back of the end zone to tie the game at 21. Southmoore took its first lead of the game on its first possession of the third quarter, with Thompson directing a 78-yard drive that culminated with a 1-yard touchdown run by Darrian Moss (16 carries, 110 yards). Trailing 28-21, the Timberwolves drove to the Southmoore 1-yard line on their next possession, but Hogan lost a fumble as he fought to cross the goal line. Southmoore took over at the 20-yard line on the touchback. “Obviously it would have been nice to play another game here next week and we came up a little short on that,” said Timberwolves coach Brent Barnes. “I couldn't be more proud of my guys and the effort they gave and the way that they played and they fought for four quarters.”
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A former Weber State football player who says his scholarship was not renewed following the 2012 season has filed a federal lawsuit against the NCAA alleging it violates antitrust laws by forcing players to sit out a year after transferring schools. The lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of Devin Pugh in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, where the NCAA is based, also...
Former Jenks football player suing NCAA over transfer rule
By The Associated Press | Nov 6, 2015SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A former Weber State football player who says his scholarship was not renewed following the 2012 season has filed a federal lawsuit against the NCAA alleging it violates antitrust laws by forcing players to sit out a year after transferring schools. The lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of Devin Pugh in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, where the NCAA is based, also contends NCAA rules that limit scholarships violate antitrust provisions. Bowl Subdivision schools are limited to 85 football scholarships and the number is 63 for schools in the Championship Subdivision. The NCAA said it was aware of "the specific facts of the plaintiff. However, it appears that many of the allegations are patterned after litigation filed by this lawyer in other cases." Among the lawyers filing the lawsuit was Steve Berman of Seattle, who brought a lawsuit against the NCAA involving former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston, saying it and the five major conferences violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attending school; a lawsuit filed by former Gardner-Webb quarterback John Rock challenging the NCAA's scholarship restrictions; and a case where a federal judge in San Francisco in July approved a $60 million settlement for college athletes in a class-action lawsuit filed against the NCAA and video-game maker Electronics Arts. Another case working its way through the courts, led by antitrust lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, challenges universities' right to cap compensation at the value of a scholarship. Pugh was a cornerback at Jenks High School in Oklahoma and accepted a scholarship from Weber State, an FCS school in Utah, after coach Ron McBride told him his scholarship would be renewed annually as long as he did well academically and remained eligible, the lawsuit says. New coach Jody Sears told Pugh following the 2012 season his scholarship would not be renewed, the lawsuit says. Several schools were interested in offering Pugh a scholarship, including Colorado State and Colorado, but those and other schools didn't do so after the NCAA denied him a hardship waiver that would have allowed him to play right away, the lawsuit states. Because he had redshirted as a freshman, he would have had only one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out a year. Pugh later accepted a scholarship from Division II Colorado State-Pueblo, where he could play two years. The lawsuit said that scholarship was worth far less than the one from Weber State, covering only tuition, but not books, housing or other costs. The lawsuit said because of that, Pugh had to take out $6,000 a year in loans at CSU-Pueblo compared with $3,000 a year at Weber State. "Student-athletes who jockey for these scholarships suffer severe penalties for transferring, while NCAA coaches are allowed to job hop, reaping enormous financial benefits and rising to earn more than $3 million per year," Berman said in a statement. Pugh tore his quadriceps muscle in his first year at CSU-Pueblo and left the following year after he got a full-time job, nine credits short of his degree. The lawsuit seeks class-action status, contending the NCAA's prohibition on multi-year scholarships has injured thousands of athletes by causing them to pay millions more in tuition when their scholarships are reduced or not renewed. The lawsuit asks the court to rule that a prohibition on multi-year athletic scholarships, restrictions on the number of scholarship that can be offered and rules regarding student-athletes' ability to transfer are unlawful. It also seeks unspecified actual and punitive damages.
Nov 5, 2015
To open the playoffs next week, the Broncos (7-3, 4-3) will travel to Broken Arrow, the same place they went — and won — in last year’s first round.
High school football: Mustang routs Moore to clinch playoff spot
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 5, 2015MOORE — Three weeks ago at Moore Stadium, Mustang's season had bottomed out. That night, the Broncos walked off the field after an ugly loss to Southmoore wounded and worried that their playoff hopes might be fading. Once thought to be among Class 6A Division I's best teams outside of Jenks and Tulsa Union, Mustang was one more loss away from becoming an afterthought. Yet on Thursday night, a revitalized Mustang team appeared on that same Moore Stadium turf, piling up over 500 yards of offense in a 56-9 rout of Moore that clinched the No. 4 seed in District 6A-I-2. To open the playoffs next week, the Broncos (7-3, 4-3) will travel to Broken Arrow, the same place they went — and won — in last year's first round. “It's a roller-coaster of a season,” said quarterback Chandler Garrett, who threw for 299 yards and five touchdowns, completing 21 of 26 passes. “We rode that roller-coaster, didn't get too high, didn't get too low. “We're in the playoffs, and that's all that matters.” The blowout win over Moore (1-9, 0-7) isn't the only sign of Mustang's turnaround. In fact, it's probably the least significant. Following the Southmoore defeat, Mustang beat Owasso in a must-win game. Last week in sloppy conditions, the Broncos went to the wire at No. 1 Tulsa Union. They were inside the Union 20, throwing to the end zone for a potential game-tying touchdown when time ran out. “We finally found the right mix of guys up front. We simplified some things offensively, and by controlling the ball the last few weeks, it's helped our defense out,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “We're playing our best football of the year right now, no doubt about it.” Mustang's midseason slump was unexpected, and the resurgence was equally so. Yet the Broncos head into the playoffs boosted by a renewed confidence with next week's trip to Broken Arrow looming. “It's gonna be a fight,” said junior defensive back Carter Rees, who intercepted two passes Thursday night, returning one for a touchdown. “We have to get in there, study film, have hard practices and get ready for a fight.”
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 1, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second...
High school football: Class 6A and 5A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Nov 1, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second Edmond Santa Fe: Third with win and Putnam City win or Edmond Memorial win. Third with loss, Edmond Memorial loss and Putnam City win. Fourth with Edmond Memorial loss and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Memorial win and Putnam City win. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Fourth with win and Edmond Santa Fe win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and Putnam City win. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Putnam City: Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial loss and Edmond Santa Fe win. District 6A-I-2 Key Games: Mustang at Moore, Owasso at Putnam North, Southmoore at Norman North, Tulsa Union at Edmond North. Tulsa Union: First. Southmoore: Second with win. Third with loss. Norman North: Second with win. Third with loss. Mustang: Fourth with win or Edmond North loss. Edmond North: Fourth with win and Mustang loss. District 6A-II-1 Key Games: Bixby at Sand Springs. Tulsa Washington: First. Bartlesville: Second. Sand Springs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Bixby: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 6A-II 2 Key Games: Choctaw at Lawton, Putnam West at Enid, Stillwater at Lawton Eisenhower. Lawton: First. Midwest City: Second with Stillwater loss. Third with Stillwater win. Stillwater: Second with win. Third with loss and Putnam West loss. Fourth with loss and Putnam West win. Putnam West: Third with win and Stillwater loss. Fourth with win and Stillwater win. Choctaw: Fourth with win and Enid win. Fourth with loss and Enid win where Enid gains 22 or fewer district points on Choctaw. Enid: Fourth with win and Choctaw loss where Enid gains 23 or more district points on Choctaw. District 5A-1 Key Games: Ardmore at Duncan, Chickasha at Del City. Lawton MacArthur: First. Altus: Second. Ardmore: Third with win or Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Duncan: Third with win and Chickasha win. Fourth with win and Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Del City: Fourth with win and Ardmore win. District 5A-2 Key Games: Deer Creek at Guthrie, McGuinness at Piedmont, Southeast at Carl Albert. McGuinness: First. Guthrie: Second with win. Third with loss. Deer Creek: Second with win. Third with loss. Carl Albert: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Piedmont loss. Piedmont: Fourth with win and Carl Albert loss. District 5A-3 Key Games: Durant at Tulsa Kelley, Tulsa Memorial at McAlester. Skiatook: First. McAlester: Second with win or Tulsa Kelley win. Third with loss and Durant win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with McAlester win or win and Tulsa Memorial win. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Durant win. Fourth with Tulsa Kelley win. Fourth with loss and Durant win where Tulsa Memorial loses 11 or fewer district points to Durant. Durant: Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial win. Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial loss where Durant gains 12 or more district points on Tulsa Memorial. District 5A-4 Key Games: Collinsville at Tulsa East Central, Tahlequah at Coweta, Tulsa Edison at Grove. Coweta: First with win. Second with loss. Tahlequah: First with win. Second with loss and Collinsville loss. Third with loss and Collinsville win. Collinsville: Second with win and Coweta win. Third with win and Coweta loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 19 or fewer district points to Tulsa Edison. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 20 or more district points to Tulsa Edison. Pryor: Fourth with Collinsville win or Tulsa Edison loss. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 20 or more district points on Collinsville. Fourth with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 19 or fewer district points on Collinsville.
Oct 31, 2015
Jamall Shaw ran for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 2 Broken Arrow rallied in the second half to defeat Edmond Santa Fe, 28-27. Shaw, who now has a Broken Arrow school record with 3,461 career rushing yards, led the Tigers back from a 27-14 halftime deficit. Santa Fe's Darran Williams scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving to give the Wolves the 13-point halftime...
High school football roundup: No. 2 Broken Arrow edges Edmond Santa Fe
From Staff Reports | Oct 31, 2015Jamall Shaw ran for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 2 Broken Arrow rallied in the second half to defeat Edmond Santa Fe, 28-27. Shaw, who now has a Broken Arrow school record with 3,461 career rushing yards, led the Tigers back from a 27-14 halftime deficit. Santa Fe's Darran Williams scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving to give the Wolves the 13-point halftime advantage. Williams rushed for 196 yards in the game, 146 of which came in the first half. Daviaun Bowler had a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as the Wolves scored all 27 of their points in the second quarter. JENKS BLANKS EDMOND MEMORIAL One week after a 16-game winning streak was snapped against Broken Arrow, Jenks' Rueben Thompson rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 40-0 victory over Edmond Memorial In claiming its second shutout in the last four games, Jenks' defense limited Edmond Memorial to just 48 yards of total offense. McGUINNESS' MULLINS, GOE TEAM UP FOR 3 SCORES Quarterback Jacob Mullins threw three touchdown passes to junior wide receiver Rubell Goe as Bishop McGuinness trounced Western Heights, 42-0. Mullins and Goe connected on touchdown passes of 30, 18 and 1 yard. It was Goe's only three receptions of the game. Zach Segell returned a punt 63 yards for an Irish score and Kolby Mendenhall added a 34-yard touchdown run. Mendenhall rushed for 127 yards on eight carries. McGuinness (7-2) out-gained Western Heights on the ground 285-67. JOHNS SCORES FIVE TDs IN HENNESSEY ROUT Hennessey's Tabor Johns carried the ball only 10 times Friday night against Newkirk, but scored on half of them. The senior running back rushed for 194 yards and five touchdowns as Hennessey shut out Newkirk, 40-0. Johns had touchdown runs of 1, 55, 30, 35 and 10 yards. He also recorded nine tackles at middle linebacker for the Eagles, now 6-3. Dillon Joyce scored the Eagles' other touchdown on a 2-yard-run. Hennessey outrushed Newkirk 311-71. HALSTEAD LEADS MINCO TO VICTORY Tucker Halstead rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns as Minco rolled over Community Christian, 40-0. Halstead carried the ball 23 times in the game and scored on runs of 6 and 15 yards. Dayon Johnson rushed for 67 yards on four carries and also scored twice, on runs of 13 and 35 yards. The Bulldogs (8-1) out-rushed Community Christian 273 to 0. HARMAN, HAMPTON HAVE BIG GAMES FOR CASHION Quarterback Matt Harman tossed six touchdown passes as Cashion cruised to a 52-21 victory over Watonga. Harman was 17 of 26 in the game for 403 yards. Josh Hampton grabbed 13 of those 17 completions, including five touchdown receptions. Hampton finished his big night with 318 yards receiving and touchdown catches of 63, 11, 34, 20 and 14 yards. Dillon Dean returned a fumble 65 yards for Cashion's first score. Blakley Liebman scored twice for the Wildcats on a 19 yard touchdown pass from Harman and a 11-yard run. Cashion improved to 7-2 on the season. CHOCTAW POUNDS U.S. GRANT Choctaw returned two punts for touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets pasted U.S. Grant, 58-8. Sean Thompson returned a punt 50 yards for a second quarter touchdown and Shannon Overstreet later took a punt back 62 yards in the third quarter for another score. Both Thompson and Overstreet scored twice in the game. Thompson had a 4-yard touchdown run in the first period. Overstreet also scored in the third on 40-yard interception return. Tyrell Bell had touchdown runs of 45 and 30 yards in the first period for Choctaw as the Yellow Jackets led 20-0 after the opening quarter. BRONCHOS TOPPLE MOUNT ST. MARY Bethany senior running backs Cole Pinion and Dakota Snow each rushed for two touchdowns as Bethany bounced Mount St. Mary, 40-20. Senior quarterback Bryton Schmitt rushed for one touchdown and passed for another, a 9-yard scoring toss to Landon Stout, as the Bronchos improved to 7-2 on the season. Austin Copeland had two touchdown receptions from Brooks Sherman for Mount St. Mary. NOLEN THROWS 4 TD PASSES FOR MEEKER Meeker's Michael Nolen tossed four touchdown passes — two to Levi Bagwell and two to Justin Keith — as the Bulldogs downed previously unbeaten and third-ranked John Marshall, 42-28. Nolen and Bagwell also rushed for touchdowns. Bagwell's 8-yard scoring run in the fourth period broke a 28-28 tie. Meeker improved to 7-2 on the season while the Bears fell to 8-1. HERITAGE HALL ROLLS PAST KINGFISHER Tevin McDaniel rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Blake Adams connected with Santana Randle for two scoring strikes as Heritage Hall blasted Kingfisher, 45-7. McDaniel had touchdown runs of 64 and 17 yards while Randle had touchdown receptions of 74 and 49 yards. Top-ranked Heritage Hall stayed unbeaten, improving to 9-0 this season.
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
High school football: Sophomore Delvon McNeely's big night keys Edmond Memorial's win over WestmooreOct 22, 2015
No. 10 Edmond Memorial is now 4-4 on the year overall, but more importantly 3-2 in District 6A-I-1 play entering the final two-game stretch against Jenks and Broken Arrow. The victory keeps hope alive moving forward.
High school football: Sophomore Delvon McNeely's big night keys Edmond Memorial's win over Westmoore
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 22, 2015MOORE — Delvon McNeely fully expected to get yelled at by the Edmond Memorial coaches on the sideline in the final minute. McNeely, a sophomore running back, had just made the one mistake on a career night, fumbling with 45.7 seconds remaining and Memorial clinging to a seven-point lead over Westmoore. What he expected didn't happen. Instead, coaches acknowledged his big night and the defense saved the day in a huge 20-13 victory to keep Memorial's playoff hopes alive Thursday at Moore Schools Stadium. “They said you did good today and worked hard,” McNeely said while boasting a huge smile. No. 10 Edmond Memorial is now 4-4 on the year overall, but more importantly 3-2 in District 6A-I-1 play entering the final two-game stretch against Jenks and Broken Arrow. The victory keeps hope alive moving forward. “This is a really good relief that we got this win,” Memorial quarterback Jonah Weltzheimer said. “Our focus is the playoffs right now, and we put so much time and effort in this week preparing. I think all of that hard work paid off for this game.” No. 8 Westmoore falls to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in district play. The Jaguars are still in the playoff hunt with games against Yukon and Putnam City remaining. On a night where the Westmoore defense swarmed senior Tate Troxell in the backfield and held him to a mere 14 yards on 13 carries, it was the powerful McNeely who stepped up. He carried the ball 22 times for 125 yards and a touchdown, a 3-yard run in the first quarter. He rushed for 98 yards in the second half once the rain subsided. “Just through the weeks he's played he's gotten so much better,” Weltzheimer said. “Last year, he was known as that run-hard player, but he's developed a quickness in him. That's our key is quickness with our running backs. He helped us so much in this game. He says he had a bad game, but he had a great game for us today.” Memorial led 13-3 early in the fourth after Braxton Pickard made his second field goal. Westmoore immediately answered with a 63-yard kick return from Wyatt Duvall that set up a 17-yard touchdown reception by Mike Hotchkins. The Jaguars then tied the game on a 22-yard field goal by Javier Aguilar with 4:42 left. Memorial, however, quickly drove down the field to set up Weltzheimer's 7-yard keeper for the go-ahead score. “I'm so proud of Jonah,” Memorial coach Justin Merideth said. “Being the backup quarterback to come in and lead us to a bunch of wins, I'm so proud of him.” The Bulldogs' defense stopped Westmoore on downs the next possession and on the final possession after McNeely's fumble to seal the much-needed win. “I hoped our defensive would help me out,” McNeely said.
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine is 156 yards away from the state’s career passing yardage record of 11,357, held by Atoka’s L.T. Pfaff and looks to break it in front of the home crowd Friday.
The Oklahoman's top 10 high school football games of Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 18, 2015Last week, half of the list of top 10 games pitted two undefeated teams against each other, yet for Week 8, there is no such meeting to be found. But plenty of big matchups remain, led by a battle of highly ranked Class 2A teams when one-loss Washington hosts undefeated Lindsay. Second on the list are two of Class 5A's best teams, despite each having a loss to No. 1 Lawton MacArthur — by a combined total of three points. And a unique game appears at the bottom of the list. The magnitude of Sequoyah-Claremore at Locust Grove might not appear as big as the others on the list from a standings perspective, but Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine is 156 yards away from the state's career passing yardage record of 11,357, held by Atoka's L.T. Pfaff and looks to break it in front of the home crowd Friday. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10 games of Week 8: 1. Lindsay (8-0, 4-0) at Washington (6-1, 4-0) 2. Altus (6-1, 3-1) at Ardmore (6-1, 3-1) 3. Broken Arrow (6-1, 4-0) at Jenks (6-0, 4-0) 4. Douglass (5-2, 2-1) at John Marshall (7-0, 3-0) 5. Tulsa Washington (6-0, 4-0) at Bixby (5-2, 3-1) 6. Roland (6-1, 3-0) at Stigler (6-1, 4-0) 7. Coalgate (5-2, 3-0) at Kingston (7-0, 4-0) 8. Bethany (6-1, 2-1) at Blanchard (5-2, 2-1) 9. Antlers (6-1, 3-1) at Hartshorne (6-1, 3-1) 10. Sequoyah-Claremore (3-3, 2-1) at Locust Grove (7-0, 3-0)
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made his mark early in Saturday's 55-0 blowout of Kansas State. He threw for 235 yards and five touchdowns in the first half and sent the Sooners' offense into cruise control after building a 35-0 lead. After the game, while much of the talk was focused on the disappointing loss to Texas a week earlier or the annihilation of the...
OU football journal: After big win, Sooners' quarterback Baker Mayfield ready for Texas Tech game
By Ryan Aber Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 17, 2015MANHATTAN, Kan. — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made his mark early in Saturday's 55-0 blowout of Kansas State. He threw for 235 yards and five touchdowns in the first half and sent the Sooners' offense into cruise control after building a 35-0 lead. After the game, while much of the talk was focused on the disappointing loss to Texas a week earlier or the annihilation of the Wildcats, Mayfield turned briefly toward the future. “Got a good one coming up next,” Mayfield said with a sideways glance and a grin. Mayfield, of course, knows who the Sooners are playing Saturday. That would be Texas Tech, Mayfield's original college home, where he became the first true freshman walk-on quarterback to start his team's season opener. Mayfield's relationship with Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury soured and he soon transferred to Oklahoma, where he sat out a year and eventually earned a scholarship before winning the job just before the season. SHEPARD LAYS 'EM OUT Sooners wide receiver Sterling Shepard had plenty of big plays in the win — four catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns. But he also had two memorable plays without the ball, one that helped spring running back Joe Mixon for a touchdown on Oklahoma's third drive of the game and another in the second quarter that helped set up another touchdown. On second-and-4 from the Wildcats' 10, the Sooners set up a bubble screen to Mixon, who was lined up wide. Shepard delivered a hit on Wildcats defender Donnie Starks that allowed Mixon to go for a 10-yard touchdown. Later in the half as Mayfield went scrambling after a broken play, Shepard cracked back downfield and delivered a crushing block on linebacker Elijah Lee at about the 17 to keep Mayfield untouched until he got inside the 5. Mayfield wound up picking up 28 on the play and two plays later, he hit Mark Andrews for a 3-yard touchdown pass. “Always want to keep people off your QB,” Shepard said. “That's the No. 1 thing. Shoulder was kinda already hurtin', so I was definitely trying to keep people off of him.” OVERTON COMES UP BIG Sitting in the locker room before the game, Oklahoma defensive tackle Matt Dimon could sense some nerves in freshman tackle Marquise Overton. Overton, the freshman from Jenks, hadn't played since the season opener against Akron and hadn't played any minutes with the game in the balance. “You can just tell in the pregame locker room,” Dimon said. “He's just sitting there, looks like someone just died or something.” But Overton shook off the nerves early. He didn't start but rotated in early and played for much of the game, finishing with two tackles including his first career sack early in the second half. “After the first series, it went by pretty fast,” Overton said. Matt Romar was suffering from a toe injury. He tried to go, but after after doing some drills before the game, Romar did not play. BOND OUT YET AGAIN Outside linebacker Devante Bond, who was one of the Sooners' best defenders early in the season, missed his second game after suffering a high ankle sprain vs. West Virginia. Bond traveled to Manhattan but watched the game wearing a boot on his left leg while P.L. Lindley started. MIKE STOOPS SHAKES UP SECONDARY One change Oklahoma made on the defensive side had nothing to do with injury. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops inserted junior Will Johnson into the game at nickelback and shifted Steven Parker from nickel to safety after Hatari Byrd struggled against Texas. “Knew after a tough Texas loss, just the lack of communication in the secondary (that) I might have to step up this weekend and be a factor in the secondary,” Johnson said. On the third defensive play of the game, Johnson came up and delivered a jarring hit on Wildcats' receiver Dominique Heath on a screen. “You worry, 'Are we helping ourselves in these two positions, or are we weakening ourselves?'” Mike Stoops said. “Will Johnson on the first third down comes up and stops the screen. That's good. I'm happy for Will. He's been waiting for his opportunity to play, and he'll continue to get that opportunity.” Johnson said he wasn't completely satisfied with his performance. “Felt like I played with good technique,” Johnson said. “Felt I could have made a couple of more plays. Solid, good start, something to build off of, but I know I can do better.” THE LAST TIME … Oklahoma shut out an opponent: Aug. 24, 2013 vs. Louisiana-Monroe (34-0) Kansas State was shut out in the first half: Sept. 25, 2010 vs. UCF Oklahoma shut out a conference opponent: Oct. 16, 2010 vs. Iowa State (52-0) An OU quarterback threw for five touchdowns in the first half: Nov. 8, 2003 vs. Texas A&M (Jason White) Kansas State was shut out: Nov. 16, 1996 at Colorado (12-0) Kansas State was shut out at home: Oct. 26, 1991 vs. Colorado (10-0) Kansas State was beaten by 55 points or more: Oct. 26, 1974 at Oklahoma (63-0) QUOTABLE * Matt Dimon, Sooners defensive tackle: “I feel like last week, we really didn't put the product on the field that we wanted to show everybody and I think that we were all definitely disappointed, and to come back this week … to respond the way we did today, to come into Manhattan and shellac 'em, was nice.” * Kenny Mossman, OU Senior Associate Athletic Director, on Twitter following the game, referring to the Sooners' massive travel delays Friday that had no ill effects Saturday: “Completely rethinking our team travel going forward.” * Sean Newlan, Wildcats defensive back, on KSU's recent rash on injuries and the Oklahoma onslaught: “It's a unique situation. I've never been a part of anything quite like this, but we're not going to use that as an excuse. We're going to keep finding ways to put points on the board, plugging away, making things happen.” * Kody Cook, Kansas State wide receiver/quarterback: “You're angry, you're disappointed and it's frustrating. Obviously, we didn't expect to get shut out. We thought we had a good game plan.” LARGE GROUP OF STATE HIGH SCHOOLERS VISIT K-STATE At least seven Oklahoma high school prospects visited Manhattan on Saturday, including four players from Norman North. Running back Quan Hogan and offensive lineman Walker Reed, both seniors, and juniors Charlie Kolar, a tight end/wide receiver, and linebacker Cade Mashburn were Kansas State visitors for the game against Oklahoma. Other state players who visited for the game were 2017 prospects Tony Rayburn II, a Deer Creek athlete, Lawton running back Tre Curry and McGuinness wide receiver Rubell Goe. Rayburn's father, Tony Rayburn, played for the Sooners from 1982-86. EXTRA POINTS With the Sooners leading 42-0 early in the second half and with Kansas State fans clearing out the stadium already, eliminating much ambient noise, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was clearly still engaged in the game. Stoops' screaming could be heard throughout the press box as he tried — from afar — to get his defense into the correct alignment. ... Linebacker Jordan Evans left the game in the second half with an injury, which Bob Stoops said he didn't think was serious. Frank Shannon replaced Evans after the injury. … Austin Seibert stayed perfect on the season with two field goals, his ninth and 10th of the season, extending his school record for most consecutive made field goals to start a career. … Zack Sanchez had his 10th and 11th career interceptions, returning the second 38 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter. … Jordan Wade made his first start of the season at defensive tackle. … Jordan Thomas had his third interception of the season on Kansas State's second possession of the game.
Oct 16, 2015
Jeri Cocannouer died of cancer Aug. 7 at age 59. Jeri was there for more than 400 games in Cocannouer’s hall-of-fame coaching career that includes stops at eight Oklahoma high schools before he returned to his alma mater in 2009.
College football: Southwestern coach Dan Cocannouer dealing with his toughest loss
By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Oct 16, 2015WEATHERFORD — It was late at night two weeks ago when Southwestern Oklahoma State football coach Dan Cocannouer sat in his office, alone. He had just returned from an 8-0 loss at Southeastern where off-the-field trouble left the Bulldogs without their starting quarterback. Part of Cocannouer's mind was on his team, but he couldn't help but remember all the times like this when his wife sat in this office with him, talking about the game, helping him process defeat. Sometimes one loss brings back them all. Jeri Cocannouer died of cancer Aug. 7 at age 59. Jeri was there for more than 400 games in Cocannouer's hall-of-fame coaching career that includes stops at eight Oklahoma high schools before he returned to his alma mater in 2009. But on this night, for the first time in 36 years, one of Oklahoma's most influential coaches had no one to lean on. He stared at the floor for 30 minutes before coming to terms with the fact Jeri could not be there. This time, the loss that mattered wasn't a game. “My mom was a good balancing act,” said Janie Pence, Cocannouer's oldest daughter. “He got to let go and show those emotions to her so he could put on that tough coach face. Right now, he doesn't have that. He's trying to figure out how to be that coach but still be the husband who lost his wife.” A FOOTBALL LIFE Two months after Jeri's death, Cocannouer faces a curious situation. How does he push forward while still holding on to the memory of the woman he loved? Cocannouer keeps the small gifts Jeri gave him before each football season on his desk. Coins or tokens with an inspirational message or Bible verse, the notes she wrote him for encouragement. Each morning, Cocannouer sits in his office and watches the tribute slideshow his two grown daughters made for Jeri's funeral. It begins with pictures of her set to John Lennon's “Woman” — the song Cocannouer thinks of as a letter to Jeri. “My biggest fear — and I don't think it will happen — but loss of her memory is my fear,” Cocannouer said. He clings to that memory, yet when he comes home, he tries to escape its haunting pain. For two weeks, Cocannouer would go straight from the front door to his bed, ignoring the front room where Jeri spent so much time. But he will never forget. How could he? She was an athlete, an educator and a beauty queen. She was a coach's wife, and that meant being a cook, a travel agent and a secretary. Cocannouer met Jeri Burch through mutual friends on the Southwestern campus. She had been a student there, but she was going to OU at the time. A young Cocannouer, his hair likely longer than hers, decided to ask her out. They had dinner in Oklahoma City, dated off and on. Jeri transferred back to Southwestern, and eventually they got serious, got engaged, got married. When Cocannouer was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame in August, he told the story of his career and their life together. “Most people say, ‘Hey, let's see the world. I said, ‘Let's see all of Oklahoma first,'” Cocannouer said. He interviewed for his first real coaching job days before they were married. Cocannouer got a job in Altus. Others followed at Walters, Comanche, Pauls Valley, Alva, Chandler, John Marshall and Edmond Santa Fe. Jeri cooked for the teams, had assistant coaches and their families over at least once a week. She hugged players on the field and watched their games with intensity. Cocannouer has a picture by his bed of the night his Santa Fe team lost to Jenks in the state championship. In it, Cocannouer is gazing off, visibly heartbroken. Jeri is looking up at him, the pain on her face just as evident. There's another picture that hangs in the hallway near Southwestern's athletic offices. It's of a Bulldogs player in the end zone, the ball still in the air. There is only one person standing in the crowd, arms on the way up. It's Jeri. She knew the game so well she saw the play and eventual score coming. Cocannouer returned to Southwestern as the head coach in 2009. For Jeri, the move was difficult. She had finally let her guard down in Edmond after being wary of making friends for years because of the family's frequent moves. But of course, she supported it. “One thing I've thought about the past two months — would I be sitting here in my position if I wouldn't have married her?” Cocannouer said. “I just don't think I really would. The reason I say that is because she always pushed me to be better.” A month after Cocannouer took the job at Southwestern State, Jeri was diagnosed with breast cancer. TOUGHEST BATTLES In 2009, Jeri went through chemotherapy and a mastectomy. In 2011, she got a clean bill of health. In May of 2013, the cancer came back. She went through 18 months of chemo. In early April, Cocannouer and his wife were staying near OU Medical Center for an appointment the next morning. Cocannouer got up to take a shower and get ready. When he came out, he found Jeri on the floor. She said she was hot, so he got her a rag. After getting dressed, he noticed the rag was soaked with blood. Jeri had fallen and split her head open without realizing it. “Blood was just everywhere,” Cocannouer said. “It scared me to death.” She ended up getting a CAT scan at OU Medical, and though her skull was fine, the doctors discovered the cancer had spread to her brain. She started radiation the next day. By the end of May, doctors told the Cocannouers there was nothing else they could do. Jeri underwent a Gamma Knife operation where doctors removed 38 tumors — and they didn't get them all. Cocannouer spent all summer taking care of Jeri, feeding her, bathing her, only leaving the house to take her to the doctor. She had her good days, like when she organized food for SWOSU's golf fundraiser in late July. She made it to Cocannouer's Hall of Fame induction, where he received his name on a brick in front of the building as part of the honor. He made sure Jeri got a brick, too. Aug. 5 was the couple's 36th wedding anniversary. Cocannouer woke her up like he did every morning and asked if she knew what day it was. She had a hard time remembering. “It's our anniversary,” he said. Jeri smiled. “I can't believe you put up with me for 36 years,” he told her. She rolled her eyes and smiled again. “I love you,” she said. Two days later, Jeri died at 11:30 a.m. She fought a long battle, but she was not one to lose hope. She had a vacation planned for the next summer. The family bought a Yukon XL so they could travel in comfort. She already had the team's hotel reservations lined up for this fall. For the first year, Pence said most people wouldn't have known her mother had cancer. She kept the same spirit, and she didn't want anyone to feel sorry for her. “I think the toughest people get the hardest battles,” said Josie Blackburn, Cocannouer's younger daughter. In Jeri's final six months, Cocannouer saw her cry only two times. “I cried all the time,” Cocannouer said. “… I told her, ‘Honey, I'm trying not to cry in front of you because I'm trying to be brave for you.' Then it all made sense. She looked at me and goes, ‘I'm trying to be brave for you.'” Jeri was buried on Aug. 10. Cocannouer started football practice two days later. “I think her and God had a plan that it would happen right as football was starting,” Blackburn said. PUSHING FORWARD Three days a week, Cocannouer and Southwestern athletic director Todd Thurman meet in the school's weightroom at 4:45 a.m. to work out. Thurman's wife, Lynne, is also battling cancer. Some days they release their emotions through their workouts. Some days they sit and talk. “It's like a counseling session for both of us,” Thurman said. But like Jeri, Cocannouer is not one to seek pity. When Jeri died, Thurman was out of the country. Cocannouer texted him to tell him the news. He began the text with, “Don't come back, but…” After the season's first game, a close loss to Southern Arkansas, Cocannouer didn't know what to do. “I knew so many people were going to come up,” he said. “I just wanted to get off.” He met his daughters at a corner of the stadium. They hugged, then they broke into tears. Cocannouer is still adjusting to all the things that come with life after Jeri. For 36 years, he never paid a bill. Jeri wouldn't even trust him with the checkbook. Until the final few months, Cocannouer never had to worry about making dinner. A few weeks ago, he found himself in the Wal-Mart food section buying frozen meals. He stopped, put his head down and acted like he was on his phone. He cried for 30 minutes. He tried to balance the roles of football coach and grieving husband, but there were times players could tell a difference. “To be honest, he was quieter,” senior linebacker Tyler George said. “I felt like he stayed back a little bit.” But as SWOSU faced struggles, Cocannouer's natural instinct as a coach came out. There was a time he even realized he was being too negative. Every year before the first practice, Jeri would leave him a note. At the end, she always included the phrase, “Be nice.” “I had to tell the team, ‘I'm sorry,'” Cocannouer said. “‘My attitude probably hasn't been great. But the person who always told me to be nice to you guys isn't there.'” Every Wednesday, Cocannouer drives to Elk City to visit Jeri's grave. He stops for dinner at her mother's house. Every day, he is reminded of her, from the hangouts they used to frequent across the street from SWOSU's dorms to the bench on campus where they would always sit and talk. Cocannouer admits there are days when he is not himself as a coach. But football can still consume his days and occupy his mind. He fears the offseason and the grief it might bring, but for now, he has a game to worry about. Cocannouer spent 80 minutes last week spilling his soul to a reporter he didn't know. But at the conclusion of the sit down, he ended with football. “Hopefully our guys will get after it,” Cocannouer said. “Hopefully we'll get a bowl bid and get an opportunity to play around the first of December. We've still got an opportunity to do that.” Jeri wouldn't want it any other way.
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS