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Jul 31, 2014
Last season, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson won a three-way battle for the starting job as only a 15-year-old sophomore. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, his size, arm strength, and running ability made him one of the most talented young players in the state. After accounting for seven touchdowns over four games, Wilson’s season ended with a broken collarbone in Week 5. Since then, he’s continued to...
High school football: District 5A-1 preview
By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Jul 31, 2014Del City quarterback Terry Wilson showing progress Last season, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson won a three-way battle for the starting job as only a 15-year-old sophomore. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, his size, arm strength, and running ability made him one of the most talented young players in the state. After accounting for seven touchdowns over four games, Wilson’s season ended with a broken collarbone in Week 5. Since then, he’s continued to develop the mental side of his game to go along with his natural abilities. “Terry understands more about what we’re doing offensively heading into this year,” said Del City coach Nick Warehime. “He was only able to play four games last year, and he was 15-years-old. Now that he’s had the opportunity to be with us for two years and prepare over the spring and summer, he’s progressively gotten better with reading the defense and things like that.” The Eagles expect to run much of the same offense from a year ago, which will allow Wilson to use his running ability in the option-read game. Along with Wilson, Del City returns big-play threat Davion Freeman. After primarily playing cornerback and on special teams as a junior, Freeman is expected to also play receiver and in the backfield this season. BROWER TAKING OVER AT EL RENO As Wes Brower takes over as the new head coach at El Reno, he hopes to help return the once strong program to success. Since going 12-1 in 2009, El Reno has had four consecutive losing seasons. Although the program doesn’t have a state title, the Indians have finished runner-up five times and were a regular championship contender in the 1990s and 2000s. “We’re going to try to build championship football again here at El Reno,” said Brower, who was an assistant on the 1999 runner-up team at El Reno. “We we’re playing some pretty good football back then and I understand what that’s about. I feel like El Reno can produce those teams again. We’ve got some work to do, but that’s what we’re heading for.” Brower spent 13 years as the coach at Sayre before returning to El Reno as an assistant last season. CHICKASHA, DUNCAN REPLACING HALL OF FAME COACHES El Reno isn’t the only 5A-1 school with some tradition breaking in a new head coach this season. Chickasha and Duncan will also have a new face directing its program, and both are replacing Hall of Fame coaches. Chickasha has replaced Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer Tom Cobble with alum Jerry Don Bray, who has spent the past eight seasons as an assistant at the school. Bray graduated from Chickasha in 2001, and was a three-year letterman as a defensive end at Oklahoma State. Former Sallisaw coach Craig Benson is replacing Jim Holloway at Duncan. Holloway was inducted into the National High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2012. THE BIG THREE In 2013, Lawton MacArthur, Del City, and Ardmore separated themselves from the rest of the district. All three went 6-1 in district games with Lawton Mac finishing six tie-breaker points ahead of Ardmore and eight ahead of Del City. While the district isn’t entirely the same, Northwest Classen and El Reno have replaced Southeast and Capitol Hill, the coaches’ preseason poll has favored the top three to remain the same. Lawton Mac was the overwhelming favorite in the poll with Ardmore second and Del City third. ALTUS RECEIVES HIGH PRAISE Despite coming off a 3-7 season Altus was selected by the coaches to earn a playoff spot as the No. 4 team in the preseason poll. “I think Altus has a chance to be really good,” said Del City coach Nick Warehime. “They had a great underclass group last season. That’s a team to watch for.” The Bulldogs do have one major hole to fill as they must replace the production of running back Taven Birdow. As a sophomore last season, Birdow rushed for 1,796 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has since moved to Florida. Extra Points Lawton MacArthur senior Will Collins, who recently received an offer from Louisiana-Monroe, is back as one of the top quarterbacks in the state after throwing for more than 2,700 yards and 29 touchdowns last season. ...Ardmore is returning just four starters on defense, but it is still expected to contend for the district title behind a strong senior class that includes CB Kevion McGee and LB Jarred Hall.... Northwest Classen will begin a new era under coach Bruce Madden as the Knights aim to finish .500 or better for the first time since 1973. District 5A-1 coaches’ poll 1. Lawton MacArthur (10-3) 2. Ardmore (8-3) 3. Del City (7-4) 4. Altus (3-7) 5. Duncan (3-6) 6. Chickasha (5-6) 7. El Reno (4-6) 8. Northwest Classen (3-7) *Last year’s record in parenthesis
The Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976.
Tributes: Del City football coaching legend Henry Manning dies at age 75
By Scott Munn | Jul 27, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Legendary Del City football coach Henry Manning died Monday morning. He was 75. Manning’s wife, Barbara, said the retired coach suffered from diabetes for several years and also had a pacemaker. “He had been in and out of the hospital,” Barbara Manning said. “It (diabetes) had just gotten progressively worse.” Manning was in coaching for 39 years, including 24 at Del City. He guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976. Del City only had four losing seasons under Manning, who retired after the 1998-99 school year. He coached Del City greats such as Smokey McCarthey, Steve Hammond, Ken Oleson, Kenny Davis, Oliver Brown, David Frolich, Mike Woods and Bennie Butler. There were many others who contributed to Del City’s success, too. “He always thought he had the dream job,” Barbara Manning said. Coach Manning was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994. Del City honored the coach in 2005 by opening the Henry Manning Center, which sits adjacent to Kalsu Stadium on the school campus. Barbara Manning said funeral services will be scheduled later in the week. *Dr. Benny Hill, 79, of Santa Fe, N.M., played basketball for Rocky High School in the 1950s. He earned a scholarship to play Division I ball under coach Abe Lemons at Oklahoma City University. Already married, he chose to stay close to home and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford. Hill focused on academics instead of basketball; he eventually worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico. *Price Pooler, 81, of Norman played football at Capitol Hill High School. *Alan Greenberg, 86, of Manhattan, N.Y., was an Oklahoma City native who earned a football scholarship to play at Oklahoma. The former Classen High star suffered a back injury, ending his college sports career. He transferred to Missouri with a focus on someday working on Wall Street. He succeeded. Greenberg was hired by Bear Stearns, where he went from clerk to chairman. A national champion bridge player whose opponents over the years included Warren Buffett and Malcolm Forbes. *Bud Breeding, 92, of Oklahoma City was instrumental in bringing the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show to Oklahoma City. A member of the AQHA and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse halls of fame. The World War II and Korean War veteran spent 68 years in the insurance business. *Bill Abbott, 70, Oklahoma City was an electrician at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years. During retirement, he spent time teaching gun and hunting safety courses. *Wilma Barrios McNeill, 91, of Oklahoma City held Oklahoma State football season tickets for more than 40 years. *Larry Hurst, 65, played football and ran track at Sand Springs High School. He went on to play halfback for Northeastern A&M Junior College, helping the Golden Norse to a national championship in 1967. Hurst spent three seasons as an assistant football coach at Del City High School, and he was head football coach at Blackwell High over the 1978-81 seasons, before going into administration. He was an assistant principal at Edmond Memorial High School and principal at Sheridan High School in northern Wyoming. Although he served as Sheridan’s principal, Hurst continued to coach, helping with the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen squads. *Korky Ketchum, 50, played baseball at Lawton High School. Played softball as an adult. *Dean Bartee, 92, of Adair was a champion skeet shooter. *Stan Deardeuff, 81, of Oklahoma City was in the insurance business for 55 years. The OU graduate was a founding member of the Allstate Wrestling Association, which conducted a state tournament for junior high wrestlers. Deardeuff also helped organize junior wrestling tournaments at the Northside YMCA. He was inducted into the Oklahoma chapter of National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012 for lifetime service. *Albert DeFrees, 91, of Bartlesville played baseball and basketball at Jarbalo High School in his native Kansas. *Loyd Schamburg, 81, played basketball at Vici High School, helping the Indians qualify for the state tournament in 1951. *Bruce Palmer, 53, of Oklahoma City played football at U.S. Grant High School. He earned a football scholarship to Central Oklahoma. *Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview was a landscape architect. He helped design sports fields for Edmond Parks and Recreation. *Bradon Playford, 16, played football, basketball and baseball for Sapulpa High School. He also wrestled one season for the Chieftains. *Claude Hamon, 73, of Oklahoma City was a standout football player at Harding High School. He played on the line for Oklahoma, lettering in 1960 and 1961. Hamon was a firefighter by trade and an avid golfer in his spare time, winning championships at Lake Hefner and Surrey Hills Country Club. *Louis Raymond, 90, of Norman was a medal-winning swimmer at the Senior Olympics. The World War II veteran and Kansas State graduate swam every day at the YMCA; he won gold medals at the Senior Games at age 82. *Rebecca Zellner Fluitt, 88, of Midwest City played high school basketball at Dickson and Ardmore. *Walter Bower, 77, of Oklahoma City was an attorney for 37 years. He was an automobile enthusiast who raced as an amateur in Sports Car Club of America events. Bower also spent time restoring antique cars.
ASTEC CHARTER: GREGGORY BAILEY Athletics: Team captain in basketball. Comet of the Year award. Four-year letterwinner. Two-year starter. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. Most outstanding physics student. Activities: Junior Rotarian. ASTEC student ambassador. Homecoming king. ASTEC Comet of the Year. Quote: “His talents are amazing because of the way he utilizes them unselfishly and...
2014 Scholar-Athletes: Part 1
BY JENNI CARLSON | Jun 29, 2014ASTEC CHARTER: GREGGORY BAILEY Athletics: Team captain in basketball. Comet of the Year award. Four-year letterwinner. Two-year starter. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. Most outstanding physics student. Activities: Junior Rotarian. ASTEC student ambassador. Homecoming king. ASTEC Comet of the Year. Quote: “His talents are amazing because of the way he utilizes them unselfishly and without any concern for recognition. This is perhaps his greatest attribute and one that cannot be said for many. He has had a profound influence on our school and on me personally.” — Timothy Braun, physics and chemistry teacher College choice: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: April Tobias, Rodney Walker BETHANY: KIERRA McFADDEN Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City in softball as a senior and sophomore. Lettered four years in softball, two years in basketball. Will play softball at Oklahoma Wesleyan. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Scored 23 on the ACT. National Honor Society. Nominated for Oklahoma Wesleyan Presidental Leadership Scholarship. Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Youth group. Quote: “I can tell you that after watching her interactions for the past three years, she demonstrates love and forgiveness to everyone. She is honest and a great friend to all of us.” — Dr. Don Wentroth, principal College choice: Oklahoma Wesleyan Also nominated: Sierra Flemming, Connor McRae BETHEL: SHELBY MILLER Athletics: Member of state championship team in slowpitch and runner-up team in softball as a senior. Made state three times in softball, three times in slowpitch and once in basketball. Will play softball at Seminole State. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Activities: Student council secretary. Students Against Drunk Driving. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Quote: “Shelby has been able to balance leadership roles on the court and field while still devoting herself to the pursuit of excellence in her academic courses.” — Christian Herring, English teacher College choice: Seminole State Also nominated: Chase Brum, Rachel Wade BISHOP McGUINNESS: JORDAN EDWARDS Athletics: All-district honorable mention in baseball. Member of two academic state champion teams in baseball and two in football. Academics: Scored 31 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.4. National Honor Society. Spanish Honor Society. Activities: Key Club. Camino Club. Eagle Scout. Infant Crisis Services Teen Associate Board. More than 700 hours of service. Kairos retreat leader. Quote: “He can be a hard worker, stubborn and humble all at the same time, which made him an interesting and wonderful young man to have in class.” — Peter McConnell, theology teacher College choice: Undecided Also nominated: Lauren Hill, Ian Patterson BLANCHARD: PARKER RANDELS Athletics: Member of state championship football team as a junior, state runner-up as a senior. Made all-tournament team twice in basketball as a senior. Academics: Scored 32 on the ACT. Grade point average of 4.0. Valedictorian. National Football Foundation scholarship. National Honor Society vice president. Activities: Student council president. Three-year class officer. Fellowship of Christian Athletes co-captain. Special Olympics volunteer. Boys’ State governor. Quote: “In the process of pushing himself to be the best he could be, he showed (younger players) how being committed as an individual can lead a whole team to success.” — Jeff Craig, football coach College choice: Undecided Also nominated: Mariah Brooks, Logan Wright CAPITOL HILL: SUSAN PACE Athletics: Two-year captain on the soccer team. Also captain on the cross country and softball teams. Region 8 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Academics: Grade point average of 3.5. Ranked in the top 10 percent of her class. National Honor Society. Activities: Kiwanis Student of the Month. High Lion Award. Quote: “She is the all-around kid that every teacher likes to have in class. She is the all-around team player that would play any position or do anything to help your team.” — Vida Carey, English teacher, soccer and softball coach College choice: Undecided Also nominated: Joshua Davis, Yamillet Escamilla CARL ALBERT: MORGAN HEARD Athletics: Member of three state championship teams and one state runner-up in softball. Three-time second-team Big All-City selection. Coaches’ All-State Reserve as a senior. Will play softball at Central Oklahoma. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Ranked in the top 10 percent of her class. Twice named outstanding math student, once outstanding English student. Academic letter jacket. Quote: “Morgan treats her coaches, teachers, classmates and teammates with the utmost respect. She is very coachable on the field and an excellent student in the classroom.” — Colin White, math teacher and softball coach College choice: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: Chris Weigel, Drew Wild CASADY: ASHA NANDA Athletics: Two-time all-conference north zone in field hockey. Participated in Futures Olympic Training Program. Four years varsity tennis. Two years varsity soccer. Academics: Scored 31 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. Activities: Yearbook editor. Gales pep club president. Student council secretary. Youth Leadership Exchange. U.S. Presidential Service Award. Orchestra. Quote: “I have seen her many times arrive at school an hour early to help with decorating for a pep rally and then play every minute of a field hockey game that evening.” — Brittany Croce, Spanish teacher and soccer coach College choice: Duke Also nominated: Sam Wert
Jun 29, 2014
Westmoore senior principal Brian Fitzgerald a candidate to replace Carl Franks as district AD. Jeremy Stark a candidate to take over as head football coach at Southmoore.
High school notebook: Moore board to name district athletic director, Southmoore coach
By Jacob Unruh | Jun 29, 2014The Moore Board of Education will discuss and take action regarding naming a new district athletic director and Southmoore football coach during Monday night’s special meeting. Former Moore athletic director Carl Franks was recently reassigned within the district. The agenda says the board is considering Brian Fitzgerald, the senior principal at Westmoore, to replace Franks. Also, the board will consider the promotion of Southmoore defensive coordinator Jeremy Stark to head coach, replacing Jeff Brickman. The board will also vote on naming former Crooked Oak soccer coach Mike Fadum the new boys soccer coach at Moore. KRALIK NAMED CAPITOL HILL COACH Longtime Blanchard boys basketball coach William Kralik has been named the coach at Capitol Hill. Kralik spent the past 10 years with the Lions, going 129-127. Kralik, a U.S. Grant alumnus, also led the Lions to 22-win seasons in 2009 and 2013. Capitol Hill went 6-12 last season, losing to Carl Albert in the Class 5A regionals. EDMOND NORTH’S OLSEN PICKS UP FIRST OFFER Edmond North’s Abby Olsen picked up her first scholarship offer last week when Brigham Young University offered the sophomore guard. Olsen picked up the offer at an elite camp. A freshman last season, Olsen joins standouts Ana Llanusa of Choctaw, Bethany Franks of Norman and Jo’Nah Johnson of Edmond Santa Fe with Division I offers in the 2017 class.
Copeland will remain at the Class 6A school as a teacher. The Eagles were 4-6 last season and missed the playoffs by one game.
High school football notebook: Boone Copeland resigns as Lawton Eisenhower football coach
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 7, 2014The Class 6A football coaching carousel keeps turning, leaving a vacancy at Lawton Eisenhower on Friday. The Lawton school board accepted the resignation of Boone Copeland, who will remain at the school as a teacher, as initially reported by Lawton television station KSWO-7. Lawton Ike was 4-6 last season, missing the playoffs by one game. The program will benefit from the divisional split coming to Class 6A football next fall. Currently ranked No. 31 out of 32 Class 6A schools in average daily attendance, the Eagles will be part of Division II for the next two seasons. The school is about 50 students above the cutoff for dropping into Class 5A. WILKINSON HIRED AT COWETA Following the promotion of Broken Arrow running backs coach David Alexander to head coach, the Tigers are now in the market for a new offensive coordinator. Jay Wilkinson is leaving that position to become the new head coach at Coweta, pending school board approval on Monday. He replaces Bubba Burcham, who stepped down to pursue work in ministry. Originally from Stroud, Wilkinson has previously worked as the head coach at Metro Christian for two seasons and the offensive coordinator at Central Oklahoma for three. ALTUS PICKS DICKSON'S REED Dickson's Jeremy Reed was hired last week as the new head football coach at Altus. Reed spent three seasons as Dickson's head coach and one at Coalgate, and has also worked as the offensive coordinator at Ardmore and Sand Springs. OTHER OPENINGS OF NOTE With Rafe Watkins' departure for Muskogee, Guthrie will certainly draw a lot of interest from coaches around the state. But the Bluejays also have some loyal assistants who could be in the running for a promotion. ... Westmoore is the best 6A job that remains open, though there's no known timetable for a hire to be made. ... The Oklahoma City Public School system is in the process of filling head coaching vacancies at U.S. Grant, Capitol Hill, Northwest Classen and Northeast. ... Sources say Duncan is close to finishing its search to replace Jim Holloway, who was let go in December.
Jan 22, 2014
The athletic 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 18.8 points per game last season, has been a key force in the Wildcats' 8-1 start this year.
High school notebook: Piedmont basketball standout Cameron Peters commits to Oklahoma Christian
By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Jan 22, 2014Piedmont forward Cameron Peters verbally committed to Oklahoma Christian, according to his father. The athletic 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 18.8 points per game last season, has been a key force in the Wildcats' 8-1 start this year. Piedmont, currently ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, is in action Thursday against Clinton in the opening round of Kingfisher's Buckle of the Wheatbelt Tournament. SOUTHMOORE WRESTLING CLAIMS 6A-2 TITLE Southmoore won its second consecutive district wrestling title at Mustang on Tuesday with three dual wins. The SaberCats defeated Mustang (42-25), Choctaw (39-31), and Norman North (46-30) to win the 6A-2 title and advance to the Class 6A Dual State Tournament. “I think we had the toughest district in the state,” said Southmoore coach Greg George, whose team is ranked No. 7 in 6A. “We're the only district that had all four teams ranked. I felt lucky to go in there and be able to get three wins. We didn't really know what to expect coming in, but we wrestled well.” Southmoore joins second-ranked Stillwater, which won District 6A-7 last week, as the only teams to qualify for the 6A tournament so far. The other six participants will be decided by the end of the month. The 5A and 6A dual state tournaments will be held Feb. 15 at Yukon. TUTTLE TOPS LAWTON MACARTHUR IN DUAL Class 4A's top-ranked Tuttle defeated 5A No. 2 Lawton MacArthur, 40-15, in Lawton on Tuesday. Tuttle's Tanner Litterell (113 pounds), Blake Dauphin (126 pounds), and Brik Flippo (132 pounds) lead the way as each earned wins over state placers. Tanner Johnson (138 pounds), Dayton Garrett (145 pounds), and Dakota Head (160 pounds) picked up bonus-point wins to put the dual out of reach as the Tigers won 11 of the 14 matches. Tuttle is now 5-0 in dual competition this season and will begin its district title defense with duals against Santa Fe South and Tecumseh on Thursday. BASEBALL COACHES' CLINIC SET The 48th Annual Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Winter Clinic is set for this weekend at the Bricktown Hotel, 2001 E. Reno Ave. The clinic begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Also set for Saturday is the 11th Annual OBCA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame banquet at 7 p.m. Coaches being honored include Red Oak's Trey Booth, Cordell's Bobby Blackburn, Clinton's Kelly Gaunt, Rattan's Chris Gibbs and Cameron's John Long. Tickets for the banquet are $20 and need to be purchased by Thursday. Contact John Schwartz at 348-3839 or Jason Pickard at 623-8546. BLANKENSHIP LEAVES MUSKOGEE, JOINS TU STAFF Another Class 6A football program lost its head coach this week when Muskogee coach Josh Blankenship was named quarterbacks coach at the University of Tulsa. Blankenship joins his father, head coach Bill Blankenship, and brother Adam Blankenship, who coaches defensive ends. During his three years at Muskogee, Josh Blankenship was 8-21. Blankenship said his father offered him a job on Tulsa's staff in 2011, but he had accepted the job at Muskogee a week before and felt he needed to be there. BARTLESVILLE’S TUCKER ADDS OFFERS Bartlesville junior Hailey Tucker’s recruiting is just getting started. The 6-foot-2 star has picked up three offers since Friday — from Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Washington — to add to the Kansas State offer she already possessed, the Oklahoma High School Sports Express reports. Tucker is averaging 23.5 points per game this season for the Bruins, who open Carl Albert’s Titan Classic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Capitol Hill.
Jan 19, 2014
Putnam City West is No. 1 in Class 6 boys basketball. U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill looking for head football coaches.
High schools: Discussing the 6A split, basketball surprises and football coaching moves
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Jan 19, 2014Topics of conversation have been broad lately, so it seemed like a good time to address the three most popular — the potential Class 6A split, the biggest surprises of basketball season, and the future ramifications of the football coaching carousel — in question-and-answer form: Will the Class 6A split in all sports actually happen? Too early to tell. Dr. Dick Balenseifen, the Putnam City Schools athletic director, put a lot of work into the proposal he presented to the OSSAA last week, which suggested the need to split the 32 Class 6A schools into two 16-team divisions in all sports, based on the number of championships won by the 16 largest schools as compared to the 16 smallest. The number is pretty staggering: 87 percent of all state titles over the last 16 years have gone to the largest 16 schools, according to Balenseifen's research. And that number is the bedrock of his argument. But Balenseifen and his supporters know they have a lot of work left to do if they're going to get the OSSAA fully on board with his idea. There's a lot of support for the idea, especially from the schools outside the top 16, for obvious reasons. But there are a lot of hurdles left to clear before the proposal will ever go out to a vote of the member schools involved. The item will be up for discussion and possible action at the February board meeting, and the direction it goes from there will be most telling of its potential success. What has been the biggest surprise of the first half of the basketball season? My initial reaction is to say the Putnam City West boys, who are now No. 1 in Class 6A, but in reality, I've been more impressed than surprised by them. The Patriots were No. 2 in The Oklahoman's preseason poll, and knocking off Tulsa Union was impressive — but not a huge surprise. That team has a lot of talent and a really good coach in Lenny Bert. The ceiling is high for the Pats, not just this season but in the future as well. So, as for actual surprises, the Choctaw girls would fall into that category. They've hit a couple speed bumps against really good teams lately, but showed enough to prove that the 9-0 start wasn't a fluke. Now at 10-2, they've moved into the top 5 in Class 6A, and deservingly so. And I'll add the Centennial boys to the list of surprises as well. Not the fact that they're having success, but the fact that they're unbeaten and have hardly been challenged through 14 games. The Bison have a pair of two-point victories. All the other wins have been by 12 points or more. Coach Scott Raper built that program into a winner from the ground up, and in doing so had earned the respect of his players. For Garrette Mantle to do the same with just a few months on the job, and keep the program on track like he has, says a lot about the coaching job he's done there so far. Will the football coaching carousel stop spinning anytime soon? Not likely. This all started when Steve Spavital stepped down at Broken Arrow, leaving an opening at the largest school in the state. Now it's down to two men, Broken Arrow assistant David Alexander and Guthrie head coach Rafe Watkins. Signs point to the odds being in Alexander's favor. The Westmoore opening could knock over some other dominoes, though. Billy Langford did a fantastic job taking a program that fallen and reviving it. It's a good job now, and in the future, so it's very possible that it could lure another good head coach. There are some other good openings out there now, at places like Grove and Duncan, that could shake things up as well. And here are two unique yet intriguing job openings currently on the market: U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill. Both football teams will begin their four-year independence from the OSSAA in the fall, meaning they will not be a part of a district and are allowed to schedule teams of any level. It's part of the process designed to build those programs back to the point where they have a chance to compete against schools their size when the four-year period ends in 2018. For a coach looking to build a program from a clean slate, and have chance to greatly impact the lives of his players, there's no place with a greater opportunity than what's available at Grant and Capitol Hill. Many of the coaches who've been at those two schools over the last several years have worked hard to touch the lives of the children who come to play for them. But now, there's a new opportunity to impact your players and win games. The latter might sound superficial, but it has meaning to a 17-year-old boy who maybe hasn't experienced it much. And it might keep him on the team when he wouldn't have stayed before.
Jan 15, 2014
For the Wednesday Oklahoman, I wrote about how the decision-makers at some schools don’t trust their own judgments. They would rather hire a proven coach — even if that proof is less than appetizing — than venture into the unknown. You can read that column here.
College football hires: Where the coaches comes from
Berry Tramel | Jan 15, 2014[img]2319553[/img] For the Wednesday Oklahoman, I wrote about how the decision-makers at some schools don’t trust their own judgments. They would rather hire a proven coach — even if that proof is less than appetizing — than venture into the unknown. You can read that column here. I also listed the five schools with the best track record of hiring assistant coaches to be head coach — and the five schools with the best track record of hiring head coaches to be head coach. But I had the data for every major-conference school, and I thought I would share it. Here’s what I did. I went back to every hire since roughly World War II. I made some judgment calls. If a coach was hired before the war but coached well after the war — Gen. Robert Neyland at Tennessee, Wally Butts at Georgia, Jim Lookabaugh at OSU — I included him. If a coach came in in 1945 and coached a year or two, I mostly ignored him. Remarkably, I found the previous employer of every coach on this list except one — Pitt’s John Michelosen, who coached Pitt from 1955 through 1965. I found some of his previous history, but I never could figure out what he was doing in 1954. Probably coaching in the NFL, but I couldn’t be sure. Anyway, I thought this was fantastic information, because it can be used so many ways. Which I intend to in the next few days. Who’s had the most stable environment for head coaches? Which school has lost the most assistants to head coaching jobs? What’s been the most prolific stepping stone job? Funny job switches over the years. All kinds of interesting topics, and I tend to get to them in the next few days. But first, I thought I’d just give you the data, ranking the schools from most likely to hire an assistant coach to be head coach, to least likely. It’s a great tour through post-war college football history. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll see all kinds of names you once knew but forgot about it. Pepper Rodgers from Kansas, UCLA and Georgia Tech. John Pont at Indiana and Alex Agase at Purdue. Bo Rein at North Carolina State and, tragically, LSU. John Ralston at Stanford. Pete Elliott, the former Bud Wilkinson lieutenant, at Nebraska, California, Illinois and Miami. Forest Evashevski at Iowa. You can look at coaches’ strange circles. Paul Dietzel going from LSU to Army to South Carolina. Bill Curry from Georgia Tech to Alabama to Kentucky. Wes Fesler from Pitt to Ohio State to Minnesota. You can look at oddities, like Stanford’s amazing affinity for NFL coaches and how Notre Dame isn’t the only school to hire a high school coach. Well, there’s a bunch you can look for. But I’ll get you started by just listing the schools. For OU and OSU, I went way back in time. And I didn’t make note of several coaches who had been head coaches at one time but were assistants when hired at certain jobs: *-denotes sat out one season before being hired; **-denotes sitting out multiple seasons before being hired; OKLAHOMA STATE 91.7 percent Mike Gundy 2005 Oklahoma State assistant Les Miles 2001 Dallas Cowboys assistant Bob Simmons 1995 Colorado assistant Pat Jones 1984 Oklahoma State assistant Jimmy Johnson 1979 Pitt assistant Jim Stanley 1976 Oklahoma State assistant Dave Smith 1972 Winnipeg Blue Bombers assistant Floyd Gass 1969 Austin College Phil Cutchin 1963 Alabama assistant Cliff Speegle 1955 Edmonton Eskimos assistant J.B. Whitworth 1950 Georgia assistant Jim Lookabaugh 1939 Capitol Hill High School Ted Cox 1936 Tulane Albert Exendine 1934 Oklahoma State assistant Pappy Waldorf 1929 Kansas assistant John Maulbetsch 1921 Phillips SYRACUSE 88.9 percent Scott Shaffer 2013 Syracuse assistant Doug Marrone 2009 New Orleans Saints assistant Greg Robinson 2005 Texas assistant Paul Pasqualoni 1991 Syracuse assistant Dick MacPherson 1981 Cleveland Browns assistant Frank Maloney 1974 Michigan assistant Ben Schwartzwalder 1949 Muhlenberg Reaves Baysinger 1947 Syracuse assistant Biggie Munn 1946 Michigan assistant OKLAHOMA 85 percent Bob Stoops 1999 Florida assistant John Blake 1996 Dallas Cowboys assistant Howard Schnellenberger 1995 Louisville Gary Gibbs 1989 Oklahoma assistant Barry Switzer 1973 Oklahoma assistant Chuck Fairbanks 1967 Oklahoma assistant Jim Mackenzie 1966 Arkansas assistant Gomer Jones 1964 Oklahoma assistant Bud Wilkinson 1947 Oklahoma assistant Jim Tatum 1946 Iowa Pre-Flight Snorter Luster 1941 New York Giants assistant Tom Stidham 1937 Oklahoma assistant Biff Jones 1935 LSU Lewie Hardage 1932 Vanderbilt assistant Adrian Lindsey 1927 Bethany (KS) Bennie Owen 1905 Bethany (KS) GEORGIA 83.3 percent Mark Richt 2001 Florida State assistant Jim Donnan 1996 Marshall Ray Goff 1989 Georgia assistant Vince Dooley 1964 Auburn assistant Johnny Griffith 1961 Georgia assistant Wally Butts 1939 Georgia assistant WEST VIRGINIA 81.8 percent Dana Holgorsen 2011 Oklahoma State assistant Bill Stewart 2007 West Virginia assistant Rich Rodriguez 2001 Clemson assistant Don Nehlen 1980 Michigan assistant Frank Cignetti 1976 West Virginia assistant Bobby Bowden 1970 West Virginia assistant Jim Carlen 1966 Georgia Tech assistant Gene Corum 1960 West Virginia assistant Art Lewis 1950 Mississippi State assistant Dudley DeGroot 1948 Los Angeles Dons Bill Kern 1940 Carnegie Tech KANSAS STATE 77.8 percent Bill Snyder 2009 retired Ron Prince 2006 Virginia assistant Bill Snyder 1989 Iowa assistant Stan Parrish 1986 Marshall Jim Dickey 1979 North Carolina assistant Ellis Rainsberger 1975 Wisconsin assistant Vince Gibson 1967 Tennessee assistant Doug Weaver 1960 Missouri assistant Bus Mertes 1955 Kansas State assistant VANDERBILT 78.6 percent James Franklin 2011 Maryland assistant Robbie Caldwell 2010 Vanderbilt assistant Bobby Johnson 2002 Furman Woody Widenhofer 1995 Vanderbilt assistant Rod Dowhower 1995 Cleveland Browns assistant Gerry DiNardo 1991 Colorado assistant Watson Brown 1986 Rice George MacIntyre 1979 Ole Miss assistant Fred Pancoast 1975 Memphis Steve Sloan 1973 Georgia Tech assistant Bill Pace 1967 Arkansas assistant John Green 1963 Florida assistant Arthur Guepe 1953 Virginia assistant Bill Edwards 1949 Cleveland Browns assistant NORTHWESTERN 72.7 percent Pat Fitzgerald, 2006, Northwestern assistant Randy Walker, 1999, Miami-Ohio GaryBarnett,1992, Colorado assistant Francis Peay, 1986, Northwestern assistant Dennis Green, 1981, Stanford assistant Rick Venturi, 1978, Illinois assistant John Pont, 1973, Indiana Alex Agase, 1964, Northwestern assistant Ara Parseghian, 1956, Miami-Ohio Lou Saban, 1955, Washington assistant Bob Voigts, 1947, Cleveland Browns assistant VIRGINIA TECH 71.4 percent Frank Beamer 1987 Murray State Bill Dooley 1978 North Carolina Jimmy Sharpe 1974 Alabama assistant Charlie Coffey 1971 Arkansas assistant Jerry Claiborne 1960 Alabama assistant Frank Moseley 1951 Kentucky assistant Robert McNeish 1948 Navy assistant CALIFORNIA 69.2 percent Sonny Dykes 2012 Louisiana Tech Jeff Tedford 2002 Oregon assistant Tom Holmoe 1997 California assistant Steve Mariucci 1996 Green Bay Packers assistant Keith Gilbertson 1992 Washington assistant Bruce Snyder 1987 Los Angeles Rams assistant Joe Kapp 1982 non-football Roger Theder 1978 California assistant Mike White 1972 Stanford assistant Ray Willsey 1964 NFL assistant Marv Levy 1960 New Mexico Pete Elliott 1957 Nebraska Pappy Waldorf 1947 Northwestern BAYLOR 66.7 percent Art Briles 2008 Houston Guy Morriss 2003 Kentucky Kevin Steele 1999 Carolina Panthers assistant Dave Roberts 1997 Notre Dame assistant Chuck Reedy 1993 Baylor assistant Grant Teaff 1972 Angelo State Bill Beall 1969 LSU assistant John Bridgers 1959 Baltimore Colts assistant Sam Boyd 1956 Baylor assistant WAKE FOREST 64.2 percent Dave Clawson 2014 Bowling Green Jim Grobe 2001 Ohio Jim Caldwell 1993 Penn State assistant Bill Dooley 1987 Virginia Tech Al Groh 1981 Texas Tech assistant John Mackovic 1978 Purdue assistant Chuck Mills 1973 Utah State Tom Harper 1972 Wake Forest assistant Cal Stoll 1969 Michigan State assistant Bill Tate 1964 Illinois assistant Billy Hildebrand 1960 Wake Forest assistant Paul Amen 1956 Army assistant Tom Rogers 1951 Wake Forest assistant Peahead Walker 1937 Elon UTAH 63.6 percent Kyle Whittingham 2005 Utah assistant Urban Meyer 2003 Bowling Green Ron McBride 1990 Arizona assistant Jim Fassel 1985 New Orleans Breakers assistant Chuck Stobart 1982 Toledo Wayne Howard 1977 Long BeachState Tom Lovat 1974 Utah assistant Bill Meek 1968 Army assistant Mike Giddings 1966 Southern Cal assistant Ray Nagel 1958 UCLA assistant Jack Curtice 1950 Texas-El Paso TEXAS TECH 63.6 percent Kliff Kingsbury 2013 Texas A&M assistant Tommy Tuberville 2010 Auburn* Mike Leach 2000 Oklahoma assistant Spike Dykes 1987 Tech assistant David McWilliams 1986 Texas assistant Jerry Moore 1981 North Texas Rex Dockery 1977 Tech assistant Steve Sloan 1975 Vanderbilt Jim Carlen 1970 West Virginia J.T. King 1961 Tech assistant DeWitt Weaver 1951 Tulsa assistant NEBRASKA 62.5 percent Bo Pelini 2008 LSU assistant Bill Callahan 2004 Oakland Raiders Frank Solich 1998 Nebraska assistant Tom Osborne 1973 Nebraska assistant Bob Devaney 1962 Wyoming Bill Jennings 1957 Nebraska assistant Pete Elliott 1956 Oklahoma assistant Bill Glassford 1949 New Hampshire FLORIDA STATE 62.5 percent Jimbo Fisher 2010 Florida State assistant Bobby Bowden 1976 West Virginia Darrell Mudra 1974 Western Illinois Larry Jones 1971 Tennessee assistant Bill Peterson 1960 LSU assistant Perry Moss 1959 Wisconsin assistant Tom Nugent 1953 VMI Don Veller 1948 Indiana assistant MISSISSIPPI STATE 61.5 percent Dan Mullen 2009 Florid assistant Sylvester Croom 2004 Green Bay Packers assistant Jackie Sherrill 1991 Texas A&M** Rockey Felker 1986 Alabama assistant Emory Bellard 1979 Texas A&M Bob Tyler 1973 MississippiState assistant Charles Shira 1967 Texas assistant Paul Davis 1962 MississippiState assistant Wade Walker 1956 MississippiState assistant Darrell Royal 1954 Edmonton Eskimos Murray Warmath 1952 Army assistant Slick Morton 1949 VMI Allyn McKeen 1939 Memphis WASHINGTON STATE 61.5 percent Mike Leach 2012 Texas Tech** Paul Wulff 2008 Eastern Washington Bill Doba 2003 Washington State assistant Mike Price 1989 WeberS tate Dennis Erickson 1987 Wyoming Jim Walden 1978 Washington State assistant Warren Powers 1977 Nebraska assistant Jackie Sherrill 1976 Pittsburgh assistant Jim Sweeney 1968 Montana State Bert Clark 1964 Washington assistant Jim Sutherland 1958 Washington assistant Al Kircher 1952 Michigan State assistant Forest Evashevski 1950 Washington State assistant PITTSBURGH 61.1 percent Paul Chryst 2012 Wisconsin assistant Todd Graham 2011 Tulsa Dave Wannstedt 2005 Miami Dolphins Walt Harris 1997 Ohio State assistant Johnny Majors 1993 Tennessee Paul Hackett 1989 Pittsburgh assistant Mike Gottfried 1986 Kansas Foge Fazio 1982 Pittsburgh assistant Jackie Sherrill 1977 Washington State Johnny Majors 1973 Iowa State Carl DePasqua 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Dave Hart 1966 Navy assistant John Michelosen 1955 assistant Red Dawson 1952 Michigan State assistant* Tom Hamilton 1951 Pittsburgh administrator Len Casanova 1950 Santa Clara Mike Milligan 1947 Pittsburgh assistant Wes Fesler 1946 Princeton assistant OREGON 60 percent Mark Helfrich 2013 Oregon assistant Chip Kelly 2009 Oregon assistant Mike Bellotti 1995 Oregon assistant Rich Brooks 1977 UCLA assistant Don Read 1974 Portland State** Dick Enright 1972 Oregon assistant Jerry Frei 1967 Oregon assistant Len Casanova 1951 Pittsburgh Jim Aiken 1947 Nevada Tex Oliver 1938 Arizona STANFORD 60 percent David Shaw 2011 Stanford assistant Jim Harbaugh 2007 San Diego Walt Harris 2005 Pittsburgh Buddy Teevens 2002 Florida assistant Tyrone Willingham 1995 Minnesota Vikings assistant Dennis Green 1989 San Francisco 49ers assistant Jack Elway 1984 San Jose State Paul Wiggin 1980 New Orleans Saints assistant Rod Dowhower 1979 Stanford assistant Bill Walsh 1977 San Diego Chargers assistant Jack Christiansen 1972 Stanford assistant John Ralston 1963 Utah State Jack Curtice 1958 Utah Chuck Taylor 1951 San Francisco 49ers assistant Marchmont Schwartz 1942 Stanford assistant OLE MISS 60 percent Hugh Freeze 2012 ArkansasState Houston Nutt 2008 Arkansas Ed Orgeron 2005 Southern Cal assistant David Cutcliffe 1998 Tennesee assistant Tommy Tuberville 1995 Texas A&M assistant Billy Brewer 1983 Louisiana Tech Steve Sloan 1978 Texas Tech Ken Cooper 1974 Ole Miss assistant Billy Kinard 1971 Arkansas assistant John Vaught 1947 Ole Miss assistant TCU 60 percent Gary Patterson 2000 TCU assistant Dennis Franchione 1998 New Mexico Pat Sullivan 1992 Auburn assistant Jim Wacker 1983 Texas State F.A. Dry 1977 Tulsa Jim Shofner 1974 San Francisco 49ers assistant Billy Tohill 1972 TCU assistant Jim Pittman 1971 Tulane Fred Taylor 1967 TCU assistant Abe Martin 1953 TCU assistant ILLINOIS 59.1 percent Tim Beckman, 2012, Toledo Ron Zook, 2005, Florida Ron Turner, 1997, Chicago Bears assistant Lou Tepper, 1991, Illinois assistant John Mackovic, 1988, Kansas City Chiefs* Mike White, 1980, San Francisco 49ers assistant Gary Moeller, 1977, Michigan assistant Bob Blackman, 1971, Dartmouth Jim Valek, 1967, South Carolina assistant Pete Elliot,1960, California Ray Eliot,1942, Illinois assistant UCLA 59.1 percent Jim Mora Jr. 2012 Seattle Seahawks** Rick Neuheisel 2008 Baltimore Ravens assistant Karl Dorrell 2003 Denver Broncos assistant Bob Toledo 1996 UCLA assistant Terry Donahue 1976 UCLA assistant Dick Vermeil 1974 Los Angeles Rams assistant Pepper Rodgers 1971 Kansas Tommy Prothro 1965 Oregon State Bill Barnes 1958 UCLA assistant Red Sanders 1949 Vanderbilt Bert LaBrucherie 1945 Los Angeles High School KENTUCKY 58.3 percent Mark Stoops 2013 Florida State assistant Joker Phillips 2010 Kentucky assistant Rich Brooks 2003 Atlanta Falcons assistant** Guy Morriss 2001 Kentucky assistant Hal Mumme 1997 Valdosta State Bill Curry 1990 Alabama Jerry Claiborne 1982 Maryland Fran Curci 1973 Miami John Ray 1969 Notre Dame assistant Charlie Bradshaw 1962 Alabama assistant Blanton Collier 1954 Cleveland Browns assistant Bear Bryant 1946 Maryland LSU 58.3 percent Les Miles 2005 Oklahoma State Nick Saban 2000 Michigan State Gerry DiNardo 1995 Vanderbilt Curley Hallman 1991 Southern Miss Mike Archer 1987 LSU assistant Bill Arnsparger 1984 Miami Dolphins assistant Jerry Stovall 1980 LSU assistant Bo Rein 1980 North Carolina State Charlie McClendon 1962 LSU assistant Paul Dietzel 1955 Army assistant Gaynell Tinsley 1948 LSU assistant Bernie Moore 1935 LSU assistant IOWASTATE 58.3 percent Paul Rhoads 2009 Auburn assistant Gene Chizik 2007 Texas assistant Dan McCarney 1995 Iowa assistant Jim Walden 1987 Washington State Jim Criner 1983 Boise State Donnie Duncan 1979 Oklahoma assistant Earle Bruce 1973 Tampa Johnny Majors 1968 Arkansas assistant Clay Stapleton 1958 Oregon State assistant Jim Myers 1957 UCLA assistant Vince DiFranceca 1954 Western Illinois Emmett Stuber 1947 Southeast Missouri State VIRGINIA 58.3 percent Mike London 2010 Richmond Al Groh 2001 New York Jets George Welsh 1982 Navy Dick Bestwick 1976 Georgia Tech assistant Sonny Randle 1974 East Carolina Don Lawrence 1971 Virginia assistant George Blackburn 1965 Virginia assistant Bill Elias 1961 George Washington Richard Voris 1958 Army assistant Ben Martin 1956 Navy assistant Ned McDonald 1953 Virginia assistant Arthur Guepe 1946 Virginia assistant BOSTON COLLEGE 57.7 percent Steve Addazio 2013 Temple Frank Spaziani 2009 Boston College assistant Jeff Jagodzinksi 2007 Green Bay Packers assistant Tom O’Brien 1997 Virginia assistant coach Dan Henning 1994 Detroit Lions assistant Tom Coughlin 1991 New York Giants assistant Jack Bicknell 1981 Maine Ed Chlebek 1978 Eastern Michigan Joe Yukica 1968 New Hampshire Jim Miller 1962 Detroit Ernie Hefferle 1960 Washington Redskins assistant Mike Holovak 1951 Boston College assistant Denny Myers 1946 Brown assistant CLEMSON 55.6 percent Dabo Swinney 2008 Clemson assistant Tommy Bowden 1999 Tulane Tommy West 1993 Chattanooga Ken Hatfield 1990 Arkansas Danny Ford 1978 Clemson assistant Charley Pell 1977 Clemson assistant Red Parker 1973 The Citadel Hootie Ingram 1970 Arkansas assistant Frank Howard 1940 Clemson assistant PURDUE 54.5 percent Darrell Hazell 2013 Kent State Danny Hope 2009 Purdue assistant Joe Tiller 1997 Wyoming Jim Colletto 1991 Ohio State assistant Fred Akers 1987 Texas Leon Burtnett 1982 Purdue assistant Jim Young 1977 Arizona Alex Agase 1973 Northwestern Bob DeMoss 1970 Purdue assistant Jack Mollenkopf 1956 Purdue assistant Stu Holcomb 1947 Army assistant SOUTHERN CAL 54.5 percent Steve Sarkisian 2014 Washington Lane Kiffin 2010 Tennessee Pete Carroll 2001 New England Patriots* Paul Hackett 1998 Kansas City Chiefs assistant John Robinson 1993 Los Angeles Rams Larry Smith 1987 Arizona Ted Tollner 1983 Southern Cal assistant John Robinson 1976 Oakland Raiders assistant John McKay 1960 Southern Cal assistant Don Clark 1957 Southern Cal assistant Jeff Cravath 1942 Southern Cal assistant NORTH CAROLINA STATE 53.8 percent Dave Doeren 2013 Northern Illinois Tom O’Brien 2007 Boston College Chuck Amato 2000 Florida State assistant Mike O’Cain 1993 North Carolina State assistant Dick Sheridan 1986 Furman Tom Reed 1983 Miami-Ohio Monte Kiffin 1980 Arkansas assistant Bo Rein 1976 Arkansas assistant Lou Holtz 1972 William & Mary Al Michaels 1971 North Carolina State assistant Earle Edwards 1954 MichiganState assistant Horace Hendrickson 1952 North Carolina State assistant Beattie Feathers 1944 Appalachian State* COLORADO 53.8 percent Mike MacIntyre 2013 San Jose State Jon Embree 2010 Washington Redskins assistant Dan Hawkins 2006 Boise State Gary Barnett 1999 Northwestern Rick Neuheisel 1995 Colorado assistant Bill McCartney 1982 Michigan assistant Chuck Fairbanks 1979 New England Patriots Bill Mallory 1974 Miami-Ohio Eddie Crowder 1963 Oklahoma assistant Bud Davis 1962 Colorado administrator Sonny Grandelius 1959 MichiganState assistant Dal Ward 1948 Minnesota assistant Jim Yeager 1941 IowaState OREGON STATE 50 percent Mike Riley 2003 New Orleans Saints assistant Dennis Erickson 1999 Seattle Seahawks Mike Riley 1997 Southern Cal assistant Jerry Pettibone 1991 Northern Illinois Dave Kragthorpe 1985 IdahoState Joe Avezzano 1980 Tennessee assistant Craig Fertig 1976 Southern Cal assistant Dee Andros 1965 Idaho Tommy Prothro 1955 UCLA assistant Kip Taylor 1949 Michigan State Lon Stiner 1933 Oregon State assistant ARIZONA 50 percent Rich Rodriguez 2012 Michigan Mike Stoops 2004 Oklahoma assistant John Mackovic 2001 Texas** Dick Tomey 1987 Hawaii Larry Smith 1980 Tulane Tony Mason 1977 Cincinnati Jim Young 1973 Michigan assistant Bob Weber 1969 Arizona assistant Darrell Mudra 1967 Montreal Alouettes Jim LaRue 1959 Houston assistant coach Ed Doherty 1957 Philadelphia Eagles assistant Warren Woodson 1952 Hardin-Simmons Robert Winslow 1949 Southern Cal assistant Miles Casteel 1939 Michigan State assistant MARYLAND 50 percent Randy Edsall 2011 Connecticut Ralph Fridgen 2001 Georgia Tech assistant Ron Vanderlinden 1997 Northwestern assistant Mark Duffner 1992 Holy Cross Joe Krivak 1987 Maryland assistant Bobby Ross 1982 Kansas City Chiefs assistant Jerry Claiborne 1972 Virginia Tech* Roy Lester 1969 Rockville Montgomery High School Bob Ward 1967 Army assistant Lou Saban 1966 Buffalo Bills Tom Nugent 1959 Florida State Tommy Mont 1956 Maryland assistant Jim Tatum 1947 Oklahoma Clark Shaughnessy 1946 Pittsburgh WISCONSIN 50 percent Gary Andersen 2013 Utah State Bret Bielema 2006 Wisconsin assistant Barry Alvarez 1990 Notre Dame assistant Don Morton 1987 Tulsa Dave McClain 1978 Ball State John Jardine 1970 UCLA assistant John Coatta 1967 Wisconsin assistant Milt Bruhn 1956 Wisconsin assistant Ivy Williamson 1949 Lafayette Harry Stuhldreher 1936 Villanova PENN STATE 50 percent James Franklin 2014 Vanderbilt Bill O’Brien 2012 New England Patriots assistant Joe Paterno 1966 Penn State assistant Rip Engle 1950 Brown FLORIDA 50 percent Will Muschamp 2011 Texas assistant Urban Meyer 2005 Utah Ron Zook 2002 New Orleans Saints assistant Steve Spurrier 1990 Duke Galen Hall 1984 Florida assistant Charley Pell 1979 Clemson Doug Dickey 1970 Tennessee Ray Graves 1960 Georgia Tech assistant Bob Woodruff 1950 Baylor Bear Wolf 1946 Navy Pre-Flight KANSAS 46.4 percent Charlie Weis 2012 Florida assistant Turner Gill 2010 Buffalo Mark Mangino 2002 Oklahoma assistant Terry Allen 1997 Missouri State Glen Mason 1988 Kent State Bob Valesente 1986 Kansas assistant Mike Gottfried 1983 Cincinnati Don Fambrough 1979 retired Bud Moore 1975 Alabama Don Fambrough 1971 Kansas assistant Pepper Rodgers 1967 UCLA assistant Jack Mitchell 1958 Arkansas Chuck Mather 1954 Massillon Washington HS Jules Sikes 1948 Georgia assistant MIAMI 45.8 percent Al Golden 2011 Temple Randy Shannon 2007 Miami assistant Larry Coker 2001 Miami assistant Butch Davis 1995 Dallas Cowboys assistant Dennis Erickson 1989 Washington State Jimmy Johnson 1984 Oklahoma State Howard Schnellenberger 1979 Miami Dolphins assistant Lou Saban 1977 Buffalo Bills Pete Elliott 1973 retired Fran Curci 1971 Tampa Charlie Tate 1964 Georgia Tech assistant Andy Gustafson 1948 Army assistant TEXAS A&M 45.8 percent Kevin Sumlin 2012 Houston Mike Sherman 2008 Houston Texans assistant Dennis Franchione 2003 Alabama R.C. Slocum 1989 Texas A&M assistant Jackie Sherrill 1982 Pittsburgh Tom Wilson 1978 Texas A&M assistant Emory Bellard 1972 Texas assistant Gene Stallings 1965 Alabama assistant Henry Foldberg 1962 Wichita State Jim Myers 1958 Iowa State Bear Bryant 1954 Kentucky Ray George 1951 Southern Cal assistant NORTH CAROLINA 45.5 percent Larry Fedora 2012 Southern Miss Butch Davis 2007 Cleveland Browns** John Bunting 2001 New Orleans Saints assistant Carl Torbush 1997 North Carolina assistant Mack Brown 1988 Tulane Dick Crum 1987 Miami-Ohio Bill Dooley 1967 Georgia assistant Jim Hickey 1959 North Carolina assistant Jim Tatum 1956 Maryland George Barclay 1953 North Carolina assistant Carl Snavely 1934 Bucknell TENNESSEE 45.4 percent Butch Jones 2013 Cincinnati Derek Dooley 2010 Louisiana Tech Lane Kiffin 2009 Oakland Raiders Phil Fulmer 1992 Tennessee assistant Johnny Majors 1977 Pittsburgh Bill Battle 1970 Tennessee assistant Doug Dickey 1964 Arkansas assistant Jim McDonald 1963 Tennessee assistant Bowden Wyatt 1955 Arkansas Harvey Robinson 1953 Tennessee assistant Robert Neyland 1926 Tennessee assistant GEORGIA TECH 45 percent Paul Johnson 2008 Navy Chan Gailey 2002 Miami Dolphins assistant George O’Leary 1994 San Diego Chargers assistant Bill Lewis 1992 East Carolina Bobby Ross 1987 Maryland Bill Curry 1980 Green Bay Packers assistant Pepper Rodgers 1974 UCLA Bull Fulcher 1972 Tampa Bud Carson 1967 Georgia Tech assistant Bobby Dodd 1945 Georgia Tech assistant MICHIGAN 45 percent Brady Hoke 2011 San Diego State Rich Rodriguez 2008 West Virginia Lloyd Carr 1995 Michigan assistant Gary Moeller 1990 Michigan assistant Bo Schembechler 1969 Miami-Ohio Bump Elliott 1959 Michigan assistant Bennie Oosterbaan 1948 Michigan assistant Fritz Crisler 1938 Princeton IOWA 44.4 percent Kirk Ferentz, 1999, Baltimore Ravens assistant Hayden Fry, 1979, North Texas Bob Commings, 1974, Massillon Washington High School Frank Lauterbur, 1971, Toledo Ray Nagel, 1966, Utah Jerry Burns, 1961, Iowa assistant Forest Evashevski, 1952, Washington State Leonard Raffensperger, 1950, Iowa assistant Eddiel Anderson, 1939, Holy Cross INDIANA 42.3 percent Kevin Wilson,2011, Oklahoma assistant Bill Lynch, 2007, Indiana assistant Terry Hoeppner, 2005, Miami-Ohio Gerry DiNardo, 2002, Birmingham Thunderbolts Cam Cameron,1997, Washington Redskins assistant Bill Mallory, 1984, Northern Illinois Sam Wyche, 1983, San Francisco 49ers assistant Lee Corso, 1973, Louisville John Pont, 1965, Yale Phil Dickens, 1958, Wyoming Bob Hicks, 1957, Wyoming assistant Bernie Crimmins, 1952, Notre Dame assistant Clyde Smith, 1948, Wisconsin-La Crosse Bo McMillin, 1934, Kansas State DUKE 41.6 percent David Cutcliffe 2008 Tennessee assistant Ted Roof 2003 Duke assistant Carl Franks 1999 Florida assistant Fred Goldsmith 1994 Rice Barry Wilson 1990 Duke assistant Steve Spurrier 1987 Tampa Bay Bandits* Steve Sloan 1983 Ole Miss Shirley Wilson 1979 Duke assistant Mike McGee 1971 East Carolina Tom Harp 1966 Cornell Bill Murray 1951 Delaware Wallace Wade 1931 Alabama WASHINGTON 40.9 percent Chris Petersen 2014 Boise State Steve Sarkisian 2009 Southern Cal assistant Tyrone Willingham 2005 Notre Dame Keith Gilbertson 2003 Washington assistant Rick Neuheisel 1999 Colorado Jim Lambright 1993 Washington assistant Don James 1975 Kent State Jim Owens 1957 Texas A&M assistant Darrell Royal 1956 Mississippi State John Cherberg 1953 Washington assistant Howard Odell 1948 Yale MICHIGAN STATE 40 percent Mark Dantonio 2007 Cincinnati John L. Smith 2003 Utah State Bobby Williams 2000 Michigan State assistant Nick Saban 1995 Cleveland Browns assistant George Perles 1982 Philadelphia Stars Muddy Waters 1980 Saginaw Valley State Darryl Rogers 1976 San Jose State Denny Stolz 1973 Michigan State assistant Duffy Daugherty 1954 Michigan State assistant Biggie Munn 1946 Syracuse SOUTH CAROLINA 40 percent Steve Spurrier 2005 Washingon Redskins* Lou Holtz 1999 Notre Dame** Brad Scott 1994 Florida State assistant Sparky Woods 1989 Appalachian State Joe Morrison 1983 New Mexico Richard Bell 1982 South Carolina assistant Jim Carlen 1975 Texas Tech Paul Dietzel 1966 Army Marvin Bass 1961 Georgia Tech assistant Warren Giese 1956 Maryland assistant ARIZONA STATE 38.5 percent Todd Graham 2012 Pittsburgh Dennis Erickson 2007 Idaho Dirk Koetter 2001 Boise State Bruce Snyder 1992 California Larry Marmie 1988 Arizona State assistant John Cooper 1985 Tulsa Darryl Rogers 1980 Michigan State Frank Kush 1958 Arizona State assistant Dan Devine 1955 Michigan State assistant Clyde Smith 1952 Indiana Larry Siemering 1951 Pacific Ed Doherty 1947 Notre Dame assistant Steve Coutchie 1946 Mesa High School NOTRE DAME 33.3 percent Brian Kelly 2010 Cincinnati Charlie Weis 2005 New England Patriots assistant Tyrone Willingham 2002 Stanford George O’Leary 2002 Georgia Tech Bob Davie 1997 Notre Dame assistant Lou Holtz 1986 Minnesota Gerry Faust 1981 Cincinnati Moeller High School Dan Devine 1975 Green Bay Packers Ara Parseghian 1964 Northwestern Joe Kuharich 1959 Washington Redskins Terry Brennan 1953 Notre Dame assistant Frank Leahy 1941 Boston College MISSOURI 33.3 percent Gary Pinkel 2001 Toledo Larry Smith 1994 Southern Cal** Bob Stull 1989 Texas-El Paso Woody Widenhofer 1985 Oklahoma Outlaws Warren Powers 1978 Nebraska assistant Al Onofrio 1971 Missouri assistant Dan Devine 1958 Arizona State Frank Broyles 1957 Georgia Tech assistant Don Faurot 1935 Truman State AUBURN 28.3 percent Gus Malzahn 2013 Arkansas State Gene Chizik 2009 Iowa State Tommy Tuberville 1999 Ole Miss Terry Bowden 1993 Samford Pat Dye 1981 Wyoming Doug Barfield 1976 Auburn assistant Shug Jordan 1951 Georgia assistant OHIO STATE 25 percent Urban Meyer 2012 Florida* Luck Fickell 2011 Ohio State assistant Jim Tressel 2001 Youngstown State John Cooper 1988 Arizona State Earle Bruce 1979 Iowa State Woody Hayes 1954 Miami-Ohio Wes Fesler 1947 Pitt Paul Bixler 1946 Ohio State assistant TEXAS 22.2% Charlie Strong 2014 Louisville Mack Brown 1998 North Carolina John Mackovic 1992 Illinois David McWilliams 1987 Texas Tech Fred Akers 1977 Wyoming Darrell Royal 1957 Washington Ed Price 1951 Texas assistant Blair Cherry 1947 Texas assistant Dana X. Bible 1937 Nebraska ALABAMA 18.2 percent Nick Saban 2007 Miami Dolphins Mike Shula 2003 Miami Dolphins assistant Mike Price 2003 Washington State Dennis Franchione 2001 TCU Mike DuBose 1997 Alabama assistant Gene Stallings 1990 Phoenix Cardinals Bill Curry 1987 Georgia Tech Ray Perkins 1983 New York Giants Bear Bryant 1958 Texas A&M J.B. Whitworth 1955 Oklahoma State Red Drew 1947 Ole Miss MINNESOTA 18.1 percent Jerry Kill, 2011, Northern Illinois Tim Brewster, 2007, Denver Broncos assistant Glen Mason,1997, Kansas Jim Wacker, 1992, TCU John Gutekunst, 1986, Minnesota assistant Lou Holtz, 1984, Arkansas Joe Salem, 1979, Northern Arizona Cal Stoll, 1972, Wake Forest Murray ‘Warmath, 1954, Mississippi State Wes Fesler, 1951, Ohio State Bernie Bierman, 1932, Tulane ARKANSAS 9.1 percent Bret Bielema 2013 Wisconsin Bobby Petrino 2008 Atlanta Falcons Houston Nutt 1998 Boise State Danny Ford 1993 Clemson** Jack Crowe 1990 Arkansas assistant Ken Hatfield 1984 Air Force Lou Holtz 1977 New York Jets Frank Broyles 1958 Missouri Jack Mitchell 1955 Wichita state Bowden Wyatt 1953 Wyoming Otis Douglas 1950 Drexel
Nov 6, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright makes his picks for Thursday's high school football games.
High school football: Week 10 picks for Thursday's games
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 6, 2013The Oklahoman's Scott Wright makes his picks for Thursday's high school football games. Thursday's Games City Area Altus 42, CAPITOL HILL 12 Centennial 45, JOHN MARSHALL 42 ALEX 56, Macomb 6 Midwest City 22, MOORE 9 YUKON 21, Putnam North 20 EDMOND NORTH 49, U.S. Grant 8 Class 4A Poteau 47, TULSA ROGERS 13 Class 2A Commerce 42, QUAPAW 6 KETCHUM 34, Hulbert 26 VIAN 44, Panama 20
Nov 5, 2013
Landon Nault of Kingfisher and Briana Kuestersteffen of Norman North were selected as Oklahoma's winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman, the organization announced this week. The award recognizes student-athletes for their hard work and dedication in athletics, academics and community leadership. Nault and Kuestersteffen will now be in the running to be among 12 finalists invited to New...
Landon Nault, Briana Kuestersteffen win state High School Heisman awards
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Nov 5, 2013Landon Nault of Kingfisher and Briana Kuestersteffen of Norman North were selected as Oklahoma's winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman, the organization announced this week. The award recognizes student-athletes for their hard work and dedication in athletics, academics and community leadership. Nault and Kuestersteffen will now be in the running to be among 12 finalists invited to New York City on Dec. 13, where the national winners will be announced during a televised ceremony on an ESPN network. National finalists receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools, while the national winners receive a trophy, $500 Wendy's gift card and a donation of $10,000 to their high schools. They will also be recognized during the college football Heisman Trophy announcement on Dec. 14. TATE TO HAVE SURGERY Edmond North senior running back Lindell Tate has a big day Wednesday. He will finally have surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament Wednesday morning at OU Medical Center, then he will get to meet former NFL receiver Johnny Knox, who is in town to see Tate and start a foundation to help athletes like him. Tate, who suffered the injury in an August scrimmage, had been unable to receive the surgery since he no longer had insurance when he turned 19 in August. OU Medical Center is covering the cost of nearly everything. THOMAS DECOMMITS FROM TEXAS TECH Lawton defensive lineman Ivan Thomas decommitted from Texas Tech late Monday night, announcing his decision via Twitter. “It's official to say that I will be opening up my recruitment again,” he tweeted, ending a longtime commitment with the university. Thomas, who is No. 21 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, also has an offer from Kansas State. The 6-foot-1, 285-pound lineman has five sacks and 36 tackles this season. He's also rushed for three touchdowns. ALTUS' BIRDOW SETS MARK Altus sophomore running back Taven Birdow continued his stellar season during Friday's 35-34 loss to Ardmore, rushing for 235 yards and three touchdowns to set the school's single-season rushing record. Birdow, the son of former Oklahoma State standout Jermaine Birdow, now has 1,622 yards on the season. Altus (2-7, 2-6 District 5A-1) finishes its season at Capitol Hill on Friday. APACHE'S MCCOMBS OK Apache sophomore Willie McCombs returned to school Tuesday after suffering an injury that temporarily left him without movement in his legs during the Warriors' 34-14 loss to Hollis. McCombs was diagnosed with a fracture in his C6 vertebrae, but is expected to make a full recovery in time for next season, Apache coach Larry McDaniel said. “He was pretty down and out about being out this week and the rest of the season, but in the end, when you can walk, that's what it's really about,” McDaniel said. “He was fortunate he came off the field before he took any more hits on it. He said he played a few plays while it hurt.” McCombs will not require surgery for the injury, though he may be required to wear a special collar when he plays football in the future. He suffered the injury while playing cornerback, but reported a crick in his neck a few plays later. Once he was on the sideline being attended to, his arms and legs went numb before he lost feeling and movement in his legs. He regained that movement Saturday, though. LITTELL, CARTER HIGHLY RANKED BY PERFECT GAME Stillwater outfielder/third baseman Jon Littell and Cascia Hall catcher Bryce Carter were included in Perfect Game's rankings for the 2014 high school baseball class after strong showings at the Perfect Game National Showcase. Littell was ranked No. 30, while Carter came in at No. 40. Littell, the son of Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Jim Littell, was clocked at 92 mph on his throws from the outfield and also displayed huge power potential. Carter, meanwhile, was clocked at 79 mph from behind the plate. Both players were on the roster for the Perfect Game All-American Classic. Littell is verbally committed to OSU, and Carter is verbally committed to Stanford.
Veterans will be given free admission to events and will be recognized at halftime for their service to the country.
High school notebook: Oklahoma City Public Schools athletics honoring veterans
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Nov 3, 2013OKCPS athletics honoring veterans Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor military veterans at all athletic contests for the week of Nov. 4-8. All veterans who show a valid military ID will be given free admission to events and will be recognized at halftime for their service to the country. Veterans will be given free admission to the middle-school football championship games Tuesday night at Douglass, beginning with John Marshall vs. Northeast at 5:30 p.m. in the third-place game and the championship game between Millwood at Centennial at 7. On Thursday, free admission will be available for the Altus vs. Capitol Hill game at Douglass, and the Centennial vs. John Marshall game at Star Spencer, both at 7 p.m. Friday's 7 p.m. games include Crooked Oak vs. Northeast at Douglass, Del City vs. Southeast at Crooked Oak and Heritage Hall at Star Spencer. YUKON'S PLAYOFF HOPES STILL ALIVE The chances of Yukon making its fifth straight playoff appearance appeared to be dead after the Oct. 24 loss to Midwest City. But with Lawton Eisenhower's upset of Putnam City North on Friday night, the Millers are still alive for the postseason. There are several scenarios left to play out, with Midwest City, Edmond North and Putnam City North tied for second place in District 6A-3 with 4-2 records. But Yukon, at 3-3, has one fact to take care of: win. The Millers host PC North on Thursday night. A win doesn't guarantee them a playoff berth, but it's their only shot. They would also need wins from Midwest City (vs. Moore) and Edmond North (vs. U.S. Grant). LEXINGTON'S HOKETT REMAINS HOT Lexington junior quarterback Kyle Hokett had another big game for the Bulldogs on Friday, throwing five touchdown passes and completing 15 of 28 passes for 358 yards in a 56-28 win against Konawa. It marks the second game in three weeks that he's thrown five touchdowns, showing that he is finding his stride in his first season at quarterback and second year in the spread offense. “This year he kind of made it a point that he was going to learn the offense and put the time in, and has done that,” Lexington coach Jeff Hall said. “He's doing a really good of grasping the offense. The good thing for us is six different people caught passes and three different caught touchdown passes.” Senior running back Luke Gifford also rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns, as Lexington remained in the hunt for a home playoff game. The Bulldogs host Community Christian on Friday in a nondistrict game.
Nov 1, 2013
Indian activists and their supporters say the term ‘Redskins' is derogatory and demeaning.
Redskins nickname must go the way of Chief Noc-A-Homa
BY BERRY TRAMEL | Nov 1, 2013Demands continue for the Washington Redskins to change their name. The Redskins part, though that Washington part doesn't exactly instill pride these days, either. Franchise owner Daniel Snyder and his supporters say the term honors American Indians and is a beloved part of Washington culture. Indian activists and their supporters say the term is derogatory and demeaning. It's a long-standing debate. But sometimes, debates are too complicated. Sometimes, we outthink ourselves. Sometimes, you just have to go to the dictionary. The definition of redskin? From the Random House dictionary: “a North American Indian, slang, often disparaging and offensive.” From the World English dictionary: “an old-fashioned informal name, now considered taboo.” Is there anything unclear about those definitions? An NFL franchise uses a racial slur in its name, and yet here we sit, still talking about it. This isn't Warriors. This isn't Braves. This isn't Chiefs or even Indians. You can stage a healthy discussion about those names. But Redskins? How do you defend the name Redskins? Snyder seems to defend it by saying, that's always been the name and nobody can force us to change. When I need insight into this issue, I generally call Jacob Tsotigh, my friend who works in Indian education at OU. Tsotigh long ago taught me that individual names or words — Warriors, Braves, Chiefs — aren't as problematic as the imagery. Lil' Red dancing on the OU sideline 50 years ago. Chief Noc-A-Homa, the now-defunct mascot of the Atlanta Braves. The tomahawk chop war chant of Florida State University. But Redskin needs no imagery to offend. The word is offensive on its face. “That word has a total negative representation, and the time is right for change,” Tsotigh said. Chief. Brave. Warrior. Indian. We still use those words, in and out of athletics, in positive ways. But no one would dare use the word redskin in any context other than the D.C. football team or the mascot for asleep-at-the-wheel high schools like Capitol Hill, Tulsa Union and McLoud. To whatever degree the word was acceptable in previous generations, it's not now. Not one decent person would use the word in non-sports conversation. Daniel Snyder wouldn't use the word. Ray Halbritter, the point man for the Oneida Nation's protest against the NFL Redskins, told writer Joe Flood that league commissioner Roger Goodell should “come to our reservation, get up before everybody, families with children, and start out by saying how many cute little redskin children you see in the audience. Then try and tell us that you're honoring us with that name.” Sometimes the meanings of words change. But more often, the impact of words change. “All in the Family” is the greatest television show ever. The spotlight it shone on bigotry was a national treasure. But “All in the Family” scripts would not pass network censors today. Some words have become too volatile. Heck, the other day in the office, we YouTubed a classic scene from “L.A. Law,” which wasn't that long ago. 1989. And we were stunned at a word that was aired. A word that's not airing anymore on NBC, I promise you. Because something once was acceptable doesn't make it always acceptable. Because a wrong once was ignored doesn't mean it should be always ignored. Redskin is no different from other racial slurs. I'd give you some examples, but it's not even decent to list them. So it's time for Daniel Snyder to take the high road. This burden wasn't of his making. Snyder only bought the team. He didn't name the team. Change the name. Do the right thing. Come up with a cool new mascot that will make fans buy a million new jerseys. Sure, Redskins is ingrained in American sports culture. So is Indian imagery. But the idea is fast losing steam that corporate America is somehow honoring Natives with headdresses and war chants. While polls show that many Indians say they're not bothered by terms like Redskins, studies show that much of that ambivalence centers on the desire to fix more pressing needs. Unemployment. Poverty. Substance abuse. But such problems require social overhaul that will take years and decades. It takes merely the stroke of Daniel Snyder's pen to change the outrage that the NFL endorses a racial slur. Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at newsok.com/berrytramel.
Oct 30, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Edmond North-Midwest City, Cushing-Seminole and McGuinness-Guthrie.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 9
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 30, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-29 (83.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,130-281 (80.1 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area LAWTON MAC 45, Capitol Hill 8 WESTMOORE 34, Tulsa Edison 7 Class 6A TULSA UNION JV 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 Class 5A TULSA EAST CENTRAL 31, Tahlequah 20 Class B REJOICE CHR. 58, South Coffeyville 12 Independent Cornerstone Chr. 56, COOKSON HILLS 32 Friday's Games City Area Ada 28, McLOUD 21 Alva 42, DIBBLE 30 Bethany 38, BRISTOW 20 HERITAGE HALL 56, Bethel 7 MARLOW 54, Bridge Creek 12 CASADY 31, John Marshall 28 Cashion 35, CARNEGIE 13 MEEKER 38, Central Sallisaw 14 PERKINS 28, Chandler 24 Chickasha 35, SOUTHEAST 7 Chr. Heritage 48, CROOKED OAK 42 Crossings Chr. 28, PIONEER 22 COMMUNITY CHR. 30, Dallas HSAA Davenport 44, STROTHER 14 Destiny Christian 54, LIFE CHR. 20 Douglass 27, HARRAH 17 DEL CITY 24, Duncan 20 Edmond North 13, MIDWEST CITY 10 EDMOND MEMORIAL 24, Ed. Santa Fe 20 Enid 28, STILLWATER 10 Geary 28, MACOMB 24 EL RENO 42, Guymon 14 Haskell 35, WELLSTON 20 Kingfisher 28, NEWCASTLE 21 LEXINGTON 30, Konawa 22 PUTNAM NORTH 28, Lawton Ike 12 JONES 35, Little Axe 7 MILLWOOD 45, Luther 20 GUTHRIE 34, McGuinness 14 Minco 46, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 LAWTON 45, Mustang 20 DURANT 28, Noble 27 Norman North 49, MOORE 20 OKLAHOMA CHR. 47, Northeast 18 DEER CREEK 42, Northwest 14 BERRYHILL 38, OKC Legion 17 FOX 56, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Piedmont 32, ELGIN 24 Plainview 48, PAULS VALLEY 12 Putnam City 28, MUSKOGEE 24 NORMAN 44, Putnam West 20 TECUMSEH 30, Santa Fe South 13 OKC PATRIOTS 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Shawnee 49, TULSA HALE 7 Southmoore 49, CHOCTAW 33 TUTTLE 40, St. Mary 13 CENTENNIAL 42, Star Spencer 38 PURCELL 28, Sulphur 7 HENNESSEY 35, Tonkawa 22 YUKON 49, U.S. Grant 8 CRESCENT 28, Watonga 24 WYNNEWOOD 21, Wayne 14 SW COVENANT 32, Webbers Falls 28 CARL ALBERT 56, Western Heights 8 Windsor Hills 34, COLDWATER, KAN. 30 Class 6A Bartlesville 44, PONCA CITY 13 Jenks 45, BIXBY 14 OWASSO 32, Sand Springs 28 BROKEN ARROW 56, Sapulpa 10 TULSA UNION 49, Tulsa Washington 20 Class 5A Ardmore 42, ALTUS 7 PRYOR 28, Collinsville 18 Coweta 38, CLAREMORE 28 McALESTER 44, Skiatook 13 Tulsa Central 35, GROVE 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, TULSA MEMORIAL 24 Class 4A POTEAU 42, Broken Bow 13 CLINTON 34, Cache 10 CATOOSA 28, Cleveland 14 WOODWARD 30, Elk City 13 Glenpool 28, MANNFORD 27 Oologah 28, MIAMI 24 Sallisaw 37, MULDROW 17 FORT GIBSON 32, Stilwell 17 CASCIA HALL 49, Tulsa Rogers 8 WAGONER 56, Tulsa Webster 6 TULSA McLAIN 30, Vinita 14 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 18 Class 3A MADILL 28, Atoka 7 Beggs 39, MORRIS 18 Checotah 34, EUFAULA 20 SEMINOLE 49, Cushing 42 Dewey 44, VERDIGRIS 6 Heavener 28, IDABEL 21 INOLA 30, Henryetta 22 Hilldale 35, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 17 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 OKMULGEE 32, Kellyville 10 LOCUST GROVE 34, Lincoln Christian 17 Lone Grove 28, DICKSON 22 SPIRO 30, Roland 19 METRO CHR. 34, Seq. Claremore 7 Sperry 14, BLACKWELL 6 Stigler 28, VALLIANT 7 Victory Christian 44, PRAGUE 8 ADAIR 36, Westville 6 Class 2A KINGSTON 28, Antlers 24 Caney Valley 18, CHELSEA 14 Chisholm 22, NEWKIRK 15 DAVIS 44, Coalgate 6 FREDERICK 28, Comanche 20 Commerce 36, COLCORD 21 VIAN 35, Hartshorne 14 HOBART 35, Hinton 24 Holdenville 28, MOUNDS 20 Kansas 38, HULBERT 6 WYANDOTTE 44, Ketchum 7 Lindsay 36, MANGUM 12 Nowata 44, CHOUTEAU 14 Okemah 35, STROUD 34 Panama 48, POCOLA 28 Pawhuska 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 Perry 31, PAWNEE 12 SALINA 34, Quapaw 6 MARIETTA 27, Tishomingo 20 HUGO 42, Wilburton 14 Class A Afton 38, WARNER 12 HOLLIS 34, Apache 8 KIEFER 42, Barnsdall 7 FAIRVIEW 32, Beaver 16 QUINTON 22, Canadian 6 DEPEW 28, Drumright 7 Elmore City 34, CADDO 7 VELMA-ALMA 28, Empire 27 SUMMIT CHR. 34, Fairland 12 MORRISON 42, Foyil 6 GORE 28, Haileyville 21 Healdton 24, RUSH SPRINGS 12 PORTER 24, Liberty 22 STRATFORD 32, Maysville 14 Mooreland 33, TURPIN 8 Oklahoma Bible 28, HOOKER 7 Ringling 49, BRAY-DOYLE 0 TALIHINA 29, Savanna 24 CORDELL 22, Sayre 16 OKEENE 28, Texhoma 21 Thomas 42, SNYDER 7 Wewoka 34, REGENT PREP 20 WALTERS 28, Wilson 26 HOMINY 28, Yale 24 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 12 Allen 52, PAOLI 6 Cave Springs 44, PORUM 32 MERRITT 48, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 56, STROTHER 8 Dewar 54, KEOTA 38 Laverne 60, SEILING 14 WAUKOMIS 48, Medford 22 Oaks 42, COPAN 20 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 Ringwood 48, GARBER 28 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Waurika 12 WOODLAND 42, Welch 14 Weleetka 54, BOWLEGS 6 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Boise City 28 WESLEYAN CHR. 46, Claremore Chr. 14 Corn Bible 38, DUKE 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 58, Goodwell 8 Maud 54, BOKOSHE 6 GRANDFIELD 48, Midway 8 Ryan 48, MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 44 Temple 54, GRACEMONT 8 Thackerville 58, SASAKWA 12 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 42 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 42, Waynoka 20
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Attorney Randy Jones was a Sallisaw native who was an all-conference football player. As an adult, Jones owned an extensive baseball card collection and was a Texas Rangers fan. A family obituary said: “He lived for the annual spring break vacation, someplace, anyplace, with a stadium and a game scheduled for the...
Tributes: Remembering all-conference football player Randy Jones, and more
By Scott Munn | Oct 28, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Attorney Randy Jones was a Sallisaw native who was an all-conference football player. As an adult, Jones owned an extensive baseball card collection and was a Texas Rangers fan. A family obituary said: “He lived for the annual spring break vacation, someplace, anyplace, with a stadium and a game scheduled for the weekend.” Also a Tahlequah High School wrestling booster. Jones died recently at age 62. *Jack Gers, 81, was a Capitol Hill High School graduate who played basketball and golf at Oklahoma State. The latter sport was Gers' specialty; he won the state left-handed championship 13 consecutive years. The Air Force veteran gave private golf lessons for many years at the Lake Hefner Course. *Rudy Minarcin spent the 1950 baseball season pitching for the Tulsa Oilers, then a Cincinnati Reds farm team. Minarcin had one of the best seasons of his career, finishing 13-7 with a career-low 2.86 earned-run average. The right-hander spent parts of the 1955-57 seasons with either the Reds or Boston Red Sox. The native Pennsylvanian died at age 83. *Margaret Howard of Oklahoma City graduated from Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma. A degree in education took her to North Carolina, where she was a physical education teacher in Greensboro and worked in public recreation in Winston-Salem. She also had a deep love for playing golf; she had 14 holes-in-one during a life that ended at 82 years. *Dr. Stefan Kostiuk, 57 of Oklahoma City won several championships as a junior high and high school wrestler. Also played baseball. Attended Southeast High School from freshman through junior years. He graduated from Harrah High. The emergency room physician played in many golf tournaments throughout the U.S., including The Oklahoman Open. *Burl Watson, 86, lettered in track at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.). The Brooklyn, N.Y., native moved to Bartlesville in 1957 and worked as a finance executive. *Robert Linn, 72, of Stillwater was a scuba diving instructor. Also a Golden Gloves boxing champion. *George Van Wyck, 79, of Tulsa, raised world champion quarter horses. ... Tina Bell, 31, of Edmond was competitive pool player. ... Paul Artus, 91, of Oklahoma City captained the first Poth High School (Texas) football team. ... Hoben Rogers, 95, of Lindsay was a member of the committee that started plans for Lindsay Municipal Park and Golf Course. ... Charles Rook, 81 of Midwest City, participated in basketball, baseball and track at Cheyenne High School. ... *Sam Chapman, 84, a former professor of political science at OU and Norman city councilman, played senior league softball. ... Bill Toombs, 89, of Edmond raised and raced quarter horses. ... Oklahoma City resident Danny Lloyd, 25, was an award-winning swimmer and played high school baseball while living in Phoenix. ... Jim Manley, 75, of Tulsa was a bass tournament fisherman. ... *Andrea Watashe, 35, of Tulsa participated in the Special Olympics. ... Don Gunkel, 72, of Stillwater coached T-ball and second-grade girls soccer for the Stillwater Parks and Recreation Department. ... Troy Bradley, 82, of Tulsa played basketball and football at Pryor High School.
Oct 26, 2013
Colton Lindsey led a second-half comeback for Christian Heritage. The unranked Crusaders improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in District 2A-2.
High school football roundup: Christian Heritage surprises No. 5 Oklahoma Christian School
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Oct 26, 2013Colton Lindsey led a second-half comeback for Christian Heritage Academy, which upset No. 5-ranked Oklahoma Christian School 20-11 on Friday night in a District 2A-2 football game. Unranked CHA (5-3 overall, 4-1 district) trailed by 11 points going into the third quarter, but Lindsey drew the Crusaders within four points with 31-yard touchdown run. Joseph Lemieux gave CHA the lead for good later in the quarter on a 2-yard TD run, and then Lindsey added an insurance score with a 97-yard pass to Gabe LittleJim. Oklahoma Christian (5-3, 2-2) led 11-0 at halftime. The Saints scored all of their points in the first quarter on Jack Markmiller's 25-yard field goal and Will McKinnis' 41-yard TD pass to Jared Goff. OCS edged CHA in total yards, 404-389, but the Saints were hampered by four interceptions. IRISH HOLDS OFF NORTHWEST Bishop McGuinness exploded for 27 points in the second quarter and went on to beat Northwest Classen 41-18 at Pribil Stadium. McGuinness (5-3 overall, 4-1 District 5A-2) extended a one-point lead to 34-6 by halftime, getting a touchdown pass and run from quarterback Jacob Lewis. Gray Gochenour added a 7-yard TD run, and Braden Roy returned a punt 59 yards for a touchdown as the Irish pulled away from a pesky Northwest club. Eric McGee had two touchdown passes in the second half for the Knights (3-5, 2-3). SOPHOMORE LEADS HENNESSEY Sophomore tailback Tabor Johns ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries Friday night, and Class 2A's No. 4-ranked Hennessey won 32-0 at Newkirk. Johns scored on 11-, 4- and 1-yard runs. A linebacker on defense, Johns contributed four tackles to help the Eagles (7-1 overall, 4-0 District 2A-1) hold Newkirk's wishbone offense to 61 total yards. Newkirk fell to 3-5 and 1-3. BIXBY GETS BIG ROAD WIN Class 6A's No. 9-ranked Bixby had two touchdown passes from Marshall Ray, and the Spartans escaped with a 24-20 victory over Putnam City at Putnam City Stadium. Putnam City (2-6 overall, 0-5 District 6A-2) led 20-10 in the fourth quarter before Bixby (6-2, 3-2) rallied. Ray threw a 31-yard TD pass to Taylor Jones, and then Nick Roller added a 1-yard touchdown run. Jamie Flowers had 23- and 29-yard field goals and two point-after-touchdown kicks for Putnam City. STRINGER RUNS FOR 198 YARDS Braden Stringer rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns on 41 carries, leading top-ranked Blanchard to a 54-21 triumph over Mount St. Mary in a District 3A-1 game. St. Mary (3-5 overall, 1-3 district) had a brief 6-0 lead after Matt Peace's 4-yard touchdown run. That fired up Blanchard (8-0, 5-0), which scored 28 consecutive points to take control. Blake Owen added two touchdown runs and two touchdown passes for Blanchard. Peace had 15- and 39-yard TD passes to Malcolm Davis for the Rockets (3-5, 1-3). CHARGERS CRUSH CENTENNIAL Connor McGuinnis threw two touchdown passes to Domonique James, and Heritage Hall thumped Centennial, 41-0. Terrell Love contributed two touchdown runs, and Matthew McLaughlin kicked two field goals for Heritage Hall (3-4 overall, 2-2 District 3A-3). Centennial (4-4, 1-3) managed just 112 total yards and was hampered by five turnovers. CYCLONES WHIP TEXANS Jay Bozales accounted for three touchdowns, and Casady won at Arlington-Oakridge (Texas) 35-14 on Friday. Bozales had 6- and 15-yard touchdown runs and caught a 6-yard TD pass from T'Quan Wallace. Casady improved to 5-4. Arlington-Oakridge fell to 0-2. MINCO HOLDS ON FOR WIN Jacob Overton scored five touchdowns for Minco, which held off Crossings Christian 49-33 in a District A-3 game. Overton scored from 34, 39, 15, 34 and 2 yards. His last TD carry, in the third quarter, coupled with Ringo Garrett's 1-yard score in the fourth quarter gave Minco a comfortable 16-point lead. Minco improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in district play. Noah Niederschuh had three touchdown passes, including 72- and 25-yarders to Dylan Dennis, for Crossings Christian (2-6, 0-4). KINGFISHER MASHES BETHEL Landon Nault ran for 223 yards and five touchdowns Friday night, leading Class 3A's No. 2-ranked Kingfisher to a 72-0 rout over winless Bethel. Nault added a 25-yard punt return for a TD, helping the Yellowjackets take a 48-0 lead by halftime. Nick Smith had three TDs for Kingfisher (8-0 overall, 5-0 District 3A-3), including 47-yard punt return for a score. ARDMORE DEFENSE DOMINATES Ardmore's defense was dominant Friday night, holding Capitol Hill to minus-44 total yards in its 42-6 victory at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers (7-1) intercepted five passes, one returned 28 yards for a touchdown by Rontrey Burhalter. Lacarrio Lopez gave Ardmore an early lead by returning the opening kickoff 80 yards for a TD. Keyshawn Brow added a 68-yard kickoff return for a score late in the game. WINDSOR HILLS GOES 1-1 The Windsor Hills Baptist Bulldogs split a pair of games within a 24-hour period. Thursday night, Windsor Hills suffered its first loss of the season, losing 64-16 to Destiny Christian. On Friday night, the Bulldogs came back and ripped Wright Christian, 58-14. Windsor Hills' eight-man squad has a 7-1 record after the rare doubleheader. ELSEWHERE Class C's No. 2-ranked Cherokee belted Timberlake 46-0 behind three touchdown runs from Tanner Ducoty. ... Jonathan Bentley threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Matt Borgerding in the fourth quarter, and Community Christian trimmed Elmore City, 14-6. Stephen Bradley added a 1-yard run for the Royals, who moved to 4-4. ... Papi White ran for 173 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries for Class 3A's No. 3-ranked Seminole, which hammered Bristow, 54-0. HOW THEY FARED How The Oklahoman's No. 1-ranked high school football teams fared during Week 8: CLASS 6A No. 1 Jenks (8-0) defeated Muskogee, 56-14. Next: Friday at No. 9 Bixby CLASS 5A No. 1 Guthrie (8-0) defeated No. 5 Deer Creek, 28-3. Next: Friday vs. Northwest Classen CLASS 4A No. 1 Anadarko (8-0) defeated Piedmont, 27-0. Next: Friday vs. Weatherford CLASS 3A No. 1 Blanchard (8-0) defeated Mount St. Mary, 54-21. Next: Nov. 8 vs. No. 9 Tuttle CLASS 2A No. 1 Millwood (8-0) defeated Northeast, 69-0. Next: Friday vs. Luther CLASS A No. 1 Ringling (6-1) defeated Empire, 56-7. Next: Friday at Bray-Doyle CLASS B No. 1 Laverne (8-0) defeated No. 9 Merritt, 46-0. Next: Friday at Seiling CLASS C No. 1 Tipton (8-0) defeated Ryan, 50-0. Next: Friday vs. Cement FROM STAFF REPORTS
Oct 23, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B...
Picking Week 8's high school football games
By Scott Wright | Oct 23, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B KEOTA 48, Gans 6 DEWAR 52, Porum 8 RINGWOOD 66, Waukomis 28 Class C MIDWAY 48, Cookson Hills Chr. 34 Shattuck 52, GOODWELL 8 Friday's Games City Area Anadarko 35, PIEDMONT 28 KINGFISHER 54, Bethel 7 Bixby 28, PUTNAM CITY 25 Blanchard 42, ST. MARY 14 ARDMORE 56, Capitol Hill 8 Carl Albert 48, GUYMON 7 Casady 28, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 24 DAVENPORT 48, Cave Springs 28 MUSTANG 49, Choctaw 35 ELMORE CITY 38, Community Christian 24 Coyle 46, OAKS 6 Cashion 35, Crescent 32 Crooked Oak 48, DIBBLE 42 Del City 42, CHICKASHA 18 SHAWNEE 35, Durant 14 Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 21 El Reno 44, WESTERN HEIGHTS 13 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 28 ADA 28, Harrah 22 Hennessey 38, NEWKIRK 16 Heritage Hall 49, CENTENNIAL 38 CHANDLER 42, Kellyville 7 Lexington 28, TISHOMINGO 24 Life Christian 48, BOULEVARD CHR. 20 Luther 46, PERRY 18 ALLEN 40, Macomb 6 WASHINGTON 34, Mangum 16 Mannford 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Marlow 35, LITTLE AXE 18 DOUGLASS 38, McLoud 20 Minco 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 14 MEEKER 44, Mounds 6 Newcastle 31, JOHN MARSHALL 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 42, Norman 31 McGUINNESS 45, Northwest 12 OKC Legion 35, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 14 Oklahoma Christian 49, CHR. HERITAGE 30 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 48, Paoli 14 Pauls Valley 38, ATOKA 20 CUSHING 42, Perkins 21 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 17 BETHANY 35, Prague 14 Purcell 32, LONE GROVE 26 DUNCAN 42, Southeast 12 SAND SPRINGS 35, Stillwater 17 MAUD 44, SW Covenant 28 GLENPOOL 38, Tecumseh 10 NOBLE 40, Tulsa Hale 16 Tuttle 28, JONES 14 HOLDENVILLE 28, Wellston 21 Westmoore 35, SAPULPA 17 Wewoka 34, WAYNE 30 WINDSOR HILLS 54, Wright Chr. 12 Class 6A Broken Arrow 47, TULSA EDISON 14 JENKS 56, Muskogee 7 Owasso 28, ENID 27 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Ponca City 7 Tulsa Union 45, BARTLESVILLE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 42, Altus 10 Claremore 28, TULSA CENTRAL 13 COWETA 35, Grove 24 McAlester 40, TULSA KELLEY 28 Pryor 35, TAHLEQUAH 20 Tulsa East Central 34, COLLINSVILLE 31 Tulsa Memorial 28, SKIATOOK 17 Class 4A Catoosa 47, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 14 WEATHERFORD 35, Elgin 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Fort Gibson 21 Miami 31, VINITA 18 Poteau 38, MULDROW 7 Sallisaw 42, BROKEN BOW 12 Tulsa McLain 28, OOLOGAH 20 Tulsa Rogers 28, STILWELL 24 Wagoner 42, CLEVELAND 14 Woodward 35, CACHE 7 Class 3A BERRYHILL 45, Blackwell 8 SEMINOLE 49, Bristow 13 PLAINVIEW 42, Dickson 6 ROLAND 30, Eufaula 28 CHECOTAH 34, Idabel 12 HILLDALE 41, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 42, DEWEY 24 SULPHUR 20, Madill 13 Metro Christian 44, SPERRY 8 INOLA 34, Morris 18 Okmulgee 22, HENRYETTA 14 Seq. Tahlequah 34, JAY 28 Spiro 32, VALLIANT 6 Stigler 34, HEAVENER 8 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Verdigris 6 Victory Christian 34, BEGGS 20 LINCOLN CHR. 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 26 PAWHUSKA 35, Chelsea 14 Chouteau 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 Colcord 40, KETCHUM 16 Davis 48, KINGSTON 6 Frederick 24, HINTON 20 HARTSHORNE 34, Gore 6 Hobart 32, COMANCHE 24 Hugo 27, PANAMA 20 WYANDOTTE 38, Kansas 34 OKEMAH 28, Konawa 12 Marietta 34, COALGATE 14 ADAIR 42, Oklahoma Union 12 CHISHOLM 34, Pawnee 8 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 26 Quapaw 22, HULBERT 20 NOWATA 34, Regent Prep 16 COMMERCE 38, Salina 34 Stroud 28, HASKELL 12 Vian 48, WILBURTON 8 Class A SNYDER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 24 Caddo 30, MAYSVILLE 12 Central Sallisaw 36, CANADIAN 14 THOMAS 34, Cordell 14 YALE 30, Depew 28 RINGLING 35, Empire 14 TEXHOMA 34, Fairview 30 Foyil 28, LIBERTY 7 Hollis 42, SAYRE 6 SUMMIT CHR. 33, Hominy 14 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 24 Kiefer 56, DRUMRIGHT 6 Morrison 48, BARNSDALL 8 Okeene 50, BEAVER 6 CARNEGIE 22, Pioneer 14 AFTON 32, Porter 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Rush Springs 20 Savanna 42, QUINTON 12 Talihina 46, HAILEYVILLE 8 Tulsa NOAH 34, WATONGA 22 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 26, Turpin 12 HEALDTON 34, Walters 14 Warner 30, FAIRLAND 18 Wynnewood 40, STRATFORD 20 Class B WETUMKA 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton 48, MEDFORD 12 ALEX 60, Central Marlow 28 WATTS 44, Copan 16 Cyril 48, GEARY 12 Fox 56, WAURIKA 8 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 14 LAVERNE 52, Merritt 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 56, Seiling 6 WELEETKA 48, Strother 34 WELCH 38, Wesleyan Christian 34 Woodland 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Class C THACKERVILLE 64, Arkoma 38 Bluejacket 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 14 Buffalo 34, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Cherokee 54, TIMBERLAKE 8 DC-Lamont 52, Claremore Chr. 6 TEMPLE 56, Duke 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, CORN BIBLE 38 BOISE CITY 48, OKC Patriots 34 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 60, BALKO 38 Tipton 60, Ryan 12 Tyrone 44, WAYNOKA 16 Independent Holland Hall 28, DALLAS EPISCOPAL 27
Oct 16, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER...
High school football: Picking Week 7's games
By Scott Wright | Oct 16, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER 14 Davenport 46, PORUM 12 OKLAHOMA CHR. 45, Dibble 21 PURCELL 35, Dickson 28 GUTHRIE 41, El Reno 14 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 10 Hennessey 38, PAWNEE 12 John Marshall 35, BETHEL 8 BLANCHARD 42, Jones 14 Luther 38, CHR. HERITAGE 24 McLoud 28, MANNFORD 17 Meeker 45, WELLSTON 12 Millwood 56, CROOKED OAK 22 Mustang 44, PUTNAM WEST 20 Noble 30, SKIATOOK 24 ST. MARY 35, OKC Patriots 21 Okla. Christian Aca. 44, MACOMB 12 CRESCENT 32, Pioneer 16 BROKEN ARROW 42, Putnam City 20 Putnam North 49, U.S. GRANT 8 NORTHEAST 44, SeeWorth 14 TULSA KELLEY 28, Shawnee 24 ALTUS 34, Southeast 22 NEWCASTLE 35, Star Spencer 24 Stillwater 35, BARTLESVILLE 28 Sulphur 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Tuttle 30, MARLOW 27 Washington 42, COMANCHE 14 CASHION 28, Watonga 24 COYLE 48, Watts 8 DEER CREEK 48, Western Heights 6 Yukon 45, MOORE 27 Class 6A Bixby 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Enid 28, PONCA CITY 7 SAPULPA 31, Muskogee 14 Owasso 31, TULSA WASHINGTON 28 TULSA UNION 49, Sand Springs 14 Class 5A ARDMORE 28, Chickasha 13 Claremore 34, PRYOR 24 COLLINSVILLE 38, Coweta 34 LAWTON MAC 33, Duncan 13 McALESTER 42, Durant 20 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 35, GROVE 13 Tulsa Central 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Class 4A Ada 33, GLENPOOL 12 Broken Bow 21, TULSA ROGERS 20 ELGIN 35, Cache 28 POTEAU 28, Cascia Hall 27 MIAMI 27, Cleveland 24 WEATHERFORD 28, Elk City 7 FORT GIBSON 35, Muldrow 14 WAGONER 48, Oologah 21 SALLISAW 44, Stilwell 12 TULSA McLAIN 35, Tulsa Webster 7 CATOOSA 49, Vinita 12 ANADARKO 35, Woodward 14 Class 3A STIGLER 28, Checotah 24 Dewey 28, BLACKWELL 14 KELLYVILLE 21, Henryetta 20 Hilldale 34, LOCUST GROVE 31 VICTORY CHR. 49, Inola 12 Jay 35, WESTVILLE 14 Lincoln Chr. 35, KEYS (PARK HILL) 6 Lone Grove 38, MADILL 20 OKMULGEE 28, Morris 21 Plainview 47, ATOKA 7 Roland 28, IDABEL 7 Seminole 49, PRAGUE 6 Seq. Claremore 28, BERRYHILL 24 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 38, Sperry 12 Spiro 34, HEAVENER 8 EUFAULA 28, Valliant 20 METRO CHR. 49, Verdigris 3 Class 2A Adair 44, CHELSEA 8 Barnsdall 28, MOUNDS 14 NOWATA 42, Caney Valley 6 KANSAS 38, Colcord 12 Hartshorne 40, POCOLA 12 OKEMAH 28, Haskell 27 STROUD 35, Holdenville 8 SALINA 42, Hulbert 6 COMMERCE 44, Ketchum 6 Kingston 24, MARIETTA 7 OKLAHOMA UNION 28, Liberty 6 Lindsay 44, HINTON 16 HOBART 35, Mangum 12 ALVA 35, Newkirk 21 Panama 28, QUINTON 7 Pawhuska 35, CHOUTEAU 14 CHISHOLM 34, Perry 12 KONAWA 28, Tishomingo 7 Vian 40, HUGO 13 ANTLERS 42, Wilburton 22 Wyandotte 35, QUAPAW 14 Class A Afton 44, FOYIL 14 HOOKER 28, Beaver 27 TALIHINA 38, Canadian 12 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MORRISON 34, Drumright 6 Fairland 28, PORTER 7 SAVANNA 38, Gore 12 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Haileyville 7 Hominy 28, DEPEW 20 ELMORE CITY 44, Maysville 20 FAIRVIEW 32, Mooreland 28 OKEENE 34, Oklahoma Bible 22 RINGLING 42, Rush Springs 6 APACHE 44, Snyder 6 WEWOKA 34, Stratford 20 Summit Christian 45, WARNER 24 Texhoma 42, TURPIN 6 Thomas 42, HOLLIS 31 Velma-Alma 44, WALTERS 6 EMPIRE 28, Wilson 7 Wynnewood 40, CADDO 12 KIEFER 34, Yale 8 Class B Allen 48, CYRIL 8 Covington-Douglas 54, WAUKOMIS 20 Dewar 54, GANS 6 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Fox 54 ALEX 62, Geary 6 Laverne 56, GARBER 6 REJOICE CHR. 64, Oaks 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, MERRITT 38 Ringwood 52, MEDFORD 16 Seiling 44, CANTON 6 Waurika 44, PAOLI 24 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 38, Welch 22 CAVE SPRINGS 50, Weleetka 42 Wetumka 64, STROTHER 20 Class C BLUEJACKET 60, Claremore Chr. 8 TYRONE 48, Boise City 12 Corn Bible 44, TEMPLE 32 CHEROKEE 48, DC-Lamont 20 Grandfield 46, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 12 SASAKWA 38, Midway 12 Ryan 48, GRACEMONT 8 Sharon-Mutual 58, BUFFALO 12 Thackerville 54, BOKOSHE 6 Timberlake 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Tyro, Kan. Christian 34 Waynoka 42, DUKE 12 MAUD 42, Webbers Falls 28 Friday, Oct. 18 City Area Fort Worth All Saints 34, CASADY 28 DEL CITY 48, Capitol Hill 12 Clinton 42, PIEDMONT 16 Douglass 54, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 LAWTON 48, Edmond Santa Fe 45 Frederick 28, COMMUNITY CHR. 24 McGUINNESS 49, Guymon 6 Jenks 31, WESTMOORE 17 MIDWEST CITY 30, Lawton Ike 14 SW COVENANT 34, Life Christian 28 EDMOND NORTH 24, Norman North 21 CARL ALBERT 49, Northwest 8 DAVIS 34, OKC Legion 17 Southmoore 35, NORMAN 34 CROSSINGS CHR. 28, Wayne 21 DESTINY CHR. 42, Woodland 34 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 45, Tulsa Hale 12 Class B Keota 46, BOWLEGS 6 Class C BALKO 54, Goodwell 8 TIPTON 48, Hobart JV 20 Independent Dallas St. Mark's 34, HOLLAND HALL 20 Tulsa NOAH 34, DALLAS HSAA 31
The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons.
High school football: New high school football districts for 2014-2015 seasons released
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Oct 9, 2013The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe Jenks Norman Putnam City Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Bartlesville Bixby Claremore Muskogee Ponca City Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington District 2 Choctaw Enid Lawton Lawton Eisenhower Midwest City Putnam City West Stillwater *U.S. Grant Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Chickasha Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Northwest Classen District 2 Bishop McGuinness Carl Albert Deer Creek Guthrie Guymon Piedmont Southeast Western Heights District 3 Durant McAlester Noble Shawnee Skiatook Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial District 4 *Capitol Hill Collinsville Coweta Grove Pryor Tahlequah Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison Class 4A District 1 Anadarko Cache Clinton Elgin Elk City Newcastle Weatherford Woodward District 2 Ada Bristow Glenpool Harrah McLoud Santa Fe South Tecumseh Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Cleveland Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Metro Christian Muldrow Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Central Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Cushing Heritage Hall Kingfisher Mannford Perkins-Tryon District 2 Bethany Blanchard Bridge Creek Douglass John Marshall Meeker Mount St. Mary District 3 Bethel Jones Little Axe Pauls Valley Purcell Seminole Star Spencer District 4 Comanche Dickson Lone Grove Madill Marlow Plainview Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Kellyville Lincoln Christian Tulsa Webster Verdigris Sperry District 6 Beggs Checotah Hilldale Morris Okmulgee Tulsa Rogers Victory Christian District 7 Inola Jay Keys (Park Hill) Locust Grove Sequoyah-Claremore Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Idabel Heavener Roland Spiro Stigler Valliant Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawnee Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Millwood Northeast Oklahoma Christian Wellston District 3 Dibble Frederick Hobart Lexington Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Hugo Kingston Marietta Tishomingo District 5 Chandler Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Prague Stroud Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Liberty Panama Pocola Vian Wilburton District 7 Adair Chouteau Colcord Haskell Hulbert Kansas Salina District 8 Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Pawhuska Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Burns Flat-Dill City Fairview Hooker Mooreland Sayre Texhoma Thomas District 2 Apache Carnegie Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Snyder District 3 Central Marlow Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma Wilson District 4 Community Christian Elmore City Konawa Minco Stratford Wayne Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Crossings Christian Oklahoma Bible Oklahoma Christian Academy Okeene Watonga District 6 Barnsdall Drumright Hominy Kiefer Morrison Mounds Yale District 7 Afton Fairland Foyil Ketchum Quapaw Rejoice Christian Summit Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Porter Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Kremlin-Hillsdale Merritt Pioneer Pond Creek-Hunter Ringwood Seiling Turpin Waukomis District 2 Alex Allen Bray-Doyle Cyril Geary Macomb Maud Maysville Strother Waurika District 3 Agra Davenport Depew Garber Oaks South Coffeyville Watts Welch Wesleyan Christian Woodland District 4 Arkoma Caddo Canadian Dewar Gans Haileyville Keota Porum Weleetka Wetumka Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Cherokee Goodwell Sharon-Mutual Shattuck Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Corn Bible Duke Gracemont Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Ryan Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Carney Copan Covington-Douglas Coyle Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Prue Timberlake District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Cave Springs Fox Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill will play independent schedules for the 2014-17 seasons and will not be part of the district schedule.
Oct 9, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of all the week's games, including Mustang-Edmond Memorial, Heritage Hall-Newcastle and Yukon-Edmond North.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 9, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 155-21 (88.1 pct.) Overall record: 696-199 (77.8 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area DEL CITY 28, Altus 14 STAR SPENCER 24, BETHEL 21 SOUTHEAST 35, Capitol Hill 28 MUSTANG 27, Edmond Memorial 24 YUKON 30, Edmond North 28 Kingfisher 35, JOHN MARSHALL 13 Midwest City 30, PUTNAM NORTH 14 HERITAGE HALL 28, Newcastle 27 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Putnam West 12 NORMAN NORTH 55, U.S. Grant 6 Class C Maud 48, COOKSON HILLS 8 Friday's Games City Area DAVENPORT 42, Bowlegs 6 TUTTLE 49, Bridge Creek 7 CROSSINGS CHR. 42, Carnegie 12 Casady 38, DALLAS CISTERCIAN 34 Cashion 34, MAYSVILLE 14 Chandler 38, BRISTOW 20 CROOKED OAK 36, Chisholm 30 DIBBLE 28, Chr. Heritage 21 MINCO 44, Crescent 34 Cyril 56, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 32 Deer Creek 56, GUYMON 6 Destiny Christian 58, WRIGHT CHR. 12 DOUGLASS 28, Glenpool 21 CARL ALBERT 35, Guthrie 34 WASHINGTON 35, Hinton 21 Jones 21, ST. MARY 14 Lawton 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 KINGSTON 34, Lexington 24 OKC PATRIOTS 44, Life Christian 20 CENTENNIAL 38, Little Axe 27 WAURIKA 34, Macomb 20 HARRAH 28, Mannford 24 BLANCHARD 42, Marlow 31 McGuinness 49, WESTERN HEIGHTS 6 Moore 35, LAWTON IKE 28 CHOCTAW 34, Norman 31 LUTHER 47, Northeast 7 EL RENO 28, Northwest 21 DALLAS PRIME PREP 31, OKC Legion 14 MILLWOOD 42, Oklahoma Chr. 35 LONE GROVE 35, Pauls Valley 20 Perkins 38, PRAGUE 18 HENNESSEY 35, Perry 14 Piedmont 30, ELK CITY 23 PLAINVIEW 28, Purcell 24 ADA 42, Santa Fe South 8 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, SeeWorth Aca. 12 Seminole 49, BETHANY 28 SHAWNEE 35, Skiatook 21 Stratford 20, WAYNE 8 Stroud 34, MEEKER 28 THACKERVILLE 48, SW Covenant 8 McLOUD 31, Tecumseh 13 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 12 Tulsa Washington 45, STILLWATER 42 Wellston 28, MOUNDS 20 Westmoore 45, PUTNAM CITY 24 Class 6A OWASSO 28, Bartlesville 21 JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 SAND SPRINGS 31, Ponca City 14 BIXBY 30, Sapulpa 20 Tulsa Edison 35, MUSKOGEE 29 Tulsa Union 49, ENID 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 18 Collinsville 31, TULSA CENTRAL 27 Lawton MacArthur 47, CHICKASHA 20 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 Pryor 33, GROVE 17 COWETA 35, Tahlequah 28 CLAREMORE 34, Tulsa East Central 22 DURANT 17, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A CLINTON 28, Anadarko 22 Broken Bow 28, STILWELL 27 Cascia Hall 31, MULDROW 17 OOLOGAH 24, Cleveland 20 WOODWARD 27, Elgin 20 WAGONER 42, Miami 12 FORT GIBSON 28, Poteau 27 CATOOSA 34, Tulsa McLain 24 SALLISAW 40, Tulsa Rogers 13 VINITA 29, Tulsa Webster 22 Weatherford 28, CACHE 24 Class 3A SULPHUR 34, Atoka 8 Berryhill 36, SPERRY 12 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Blackwell 6 Cushing 42, HENRYETTA 14 SPIRO 20, Eufaula 14 CHECOTAH 35, Heavener 26 Hilldale 34, LINCOLN CHR. 27 VALLIANT 28, Idabel 21 BEGGS 41, Inola 28 MORRIS 28, Kellyville 21 VIAN 48, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 38, JAY 17 Madill 28, DICKSON 27 Metro Christian 35, DEWEY 8 VICTORY CHR. 45, Okmulgee 16 Seq. Tahlequah 50, WESTVILLE 7 Stigler 28, ROLAND 21 TULSA NOAH 31, Verdigris 20 Class 2A PANAMA 27, Antlers 24 DEPEW 28, Caney Valley 20 Chelsea 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 26 ADAIR 34, Chouteau 20 LINDSAY 38, Comanche 22 Commerce 40, HULBERT 6 Frederick 16, MANGUM 14 Hugo 34, HARTSHORNE 31 KANSAS 42, Ketchum 20 Konawa 31, COALGATE 14 DAVIS 55, Marietta 12 TONKAWA 28, Newkirk 27 Nowata 35, PAWHUSKA 18 Okemah 35, HOLDENVILLE 20 ALVA 28, Pawnee 7 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 20 COLCORD 21, Quapaw 14 WYANDOTTE 22, Salina 14 HASKELL 24, Tishomingo 16 Class A Afton 48, LIBERTY 6 Barnsdall 24, DRUMRIGHT 12 VELMA-ALMA 42, Bray-Doyle 6 APACHE 40, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 WEWOKA 30, Caddo 14 WYNNEWOOD 36, Elmore City 16 Empire 34, HEALDTON 24 Fairview 30, HOOKER 14 FAIRLAND 26, Foyil 22 WARNER 32, Haileyville 8 Kiefer 40, HOMINY 6 Mooreland 28, BEAVER 22 Morrison 34, YALE 20 Okeene 42, TURPIN 7 TEXHOMA 34, Oklahoma Bible 20 SUMMIT CHR. 48, Porter 8 Quinton 28, GORE 18 Ringling 56, WILSON 6 Savanna 38, CANADIAN 20 CORDELL 28, Snyder 27 Talihina 41, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Thomas 48, SAYRE 8 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Walters 14 Watonga 38, PIONEER 18 Class B Alex 56, ALLEN 38 RINGWOOD 44, Canton 20 Central Marlow 56, GEARY 12 WELEETKA 48, Gans 14 POND CREEK-HUNTER 60, Garber 22 Keota 48, PORUM 16 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Medford 24 Merritt 44, SEILING 40 FOX 58, Paoli 22 Rejoice Christian 54, WATTS 8 BLUEJACKET 48, South Coffeyville 36 Strother 44, CAVE SPRINGS 30 LAVERNE 56, Waukomis 12 Wetumka 66, DEWAR 50 Woodland 44, OAKS 38 Class C Arkoma 48, MIDWAY 14 SHATTUCK 54, Balko 50 TIMBERLAKE 52, Boise City 22 Bokoshe 36, BOULEVARD CHR. 32 Buffalo 56, GOODWELL 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 60, Carnegie JV 12 Cherokee 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 16 RYAN 28, Duke 22 CORN BIBLE 48, Gracemont 8 Kremlin-Hillsdale 44, TYRONE 6 Tipton 62, GRANDFIELD 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 56, WAYNOKA 8 DC-LAMONT 64, Wesleyan Chr. 12 Independent FT. WORTH All SAINTS 44, Holland Hall 20 Saturday, Oct. 12 Independent OSD 42, Iowa Deaf 34
Oct 2, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-McGuinness, Deer Creek-El Reno and Norman North-Yukon.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 5 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 2, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 541-178 (75.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chickasha 41, CAPITOL HILL 13 LAWTON 42, Choctaw 28 OKC PATRIOTS 46, Cookson Hills 42 Destiny Christian 52, MAUD 48 EDMOND SANTA FE 48, Mustang 42 TULSA MEMORIAL 20, Noble 17 MOORE 35, Putnam North 34 Class B RINGWOOD 48, Covington-Douglas 44 Independent OSD 56, Arkansas Deaf 40 WRIGHT CHR. 60, Rejoice Chr. JV 38 Friday's Games City Area Ada 42, TECUMSEH 14 Arkoma 52, SW COVENANT 38 Bethany 41, PERKINS 30 Blanchard 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 PIEDMONT 28, Cache 27 Carl Albert 42, McGUINNESS 34 Casady 28, ST. MARK'S 24 Cashion 35, PIONEER 14 NEWCASTLE 28, Centennial 20 HENNESSEY 28, Chisholm 14 COYLE 54, Copan 6 CRESCENT 44, Crossings Chr. 30 Davenport 56, DEWAR 54 Davis 42, LEXINGTON 12 Del City 45, ARDMORE 28 Dickson 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Douglass 34, MANNFORD 20 Drumright 22, WELLSTON 18 Edmond Memorial 30, NORMAN 24 DEER CREEK 38, El Reno 20 Fox 56, MACOMB 6 NORTHWEST 28, Guymon 14 GLENPOOL 37, Harrah 24 Heritage Hall 35, JOHN MARSHALL 28 Jones 34, BETHEL 14 EDMOND NORTH 35, Lawton Ike 6 TIMBERLAKE 54, Life Christian 8 TUTTLE 35, Little Axe 7 Luther 44, CROOKED OAK 38 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Meeker 30, OKEMAH 26 Millwood 49, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 24 Minco 42, WATONGA 22 WESTMOORE 45, Muskogee 16 Norman North 41, YUKON 38 DIBBLE 34, Northeast 21 ALEX 54, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Oklahoma Chr. 38, TULSA NOAH 24 CHANDLER 34, Prague 20 Purcell 35, MADILL 21 Putnam City 44, TULSA EDISON 30 McALESTER 47, Shawnee 42 LAWTON MAC 42, Southeast 14 Southmoore 37, PUTNAM WEST 20 MARLOW 40, St. Mary 24 KINGFISHER 42, Star Spencer 20 TULSA UNION 35, Stillwater 24 MIDWEST CITY 56, U.S. Grant 8 Washington 35, HOBART 21 Wayne 21, CADDO 12 GUTHRIE 49, Western Heights 12 Class 6A BROKEN ARROW 42, Bixby 21 Enid 38, TULSA WASHINGTON 34 Jenks 56, SAPULPA 14 Owasso 48, PONCA CITY 7 BARTLESVILLE 35, Sand Springs 28 Class 5A Claremore 28, TAHLEQUAH 21 Coweta 44, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 42 Duncan 31, ALTUS 27 TULSA KELLEY 33, Durant 26 COLLINSVILLE 27, Grove 17 Tulsa Central 22, PRYOR 20 SKIATOOK 34, Tulsa Hale 16 Class 4A Catoosa 42, MIAMI 28 Clinton 44, ELGIN 20 ANADARKO 48, Elk City 19 Fort Gibson 36, BROKEN BOW 13 Oologah 32, TULSA WEBSTER 12 CASCIA HALL 28, Sallisaw 24 POTEAU 38, Stilwell 14 MULDROW 34, Tulsa Rogers 22 CLEVELAND 35, Vinita 32 Wagoner 40, TULSA McLAIN 21 WEATHERFORD 24, Woodward 21 Class 3A Beggs 44, OKMULGEE 12 Cushing 42, BRISTOW 28 SPERRY 24, Dewey 21 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 20 MORRIS 21, Henryetta 20 HILLDALE 42, Inola 35 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 34, Keys (Park Hill) 14 Lincoln Christian 38, JAY 24 Lone Grove 42, ATOKA 14 Metro Christian 48, BLACKWELL 7 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 30, HEAVENER 13 Seminole 49, SEQ. CLAREMORE 35 Spiro 40, IDABEL 12 CHECOTAH 34, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 31, Verdigris 14 Victory Christian 49, KELLYVILLE 6 LOCUST GROVE 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Adair 28, NOWATA 21 Alva 35, PERRY 14 NEWKIRK 27, Chelsea 13 TISHOMINGO 14, Coalgate 7 SALINA 28, Colcord 18 Hartshorne 30, PANAMA 28 HASKELL 21, Holdenville 20 Hugo 42, POCOLA 20 COMMERCE 24, Kansas 21 Kingston 21, KONAWA 18 Lindsay 37, FREDERICK 14 COMANCHE 28, Mangum 21 STRATFORD 20, Marietta 14 STROUD 35, Mounds 7 CHOUTEAU 28, Oklahoma Union 14 Pawhuska 28, CANEY VALLEY 20 KETCHUM 30, Quapaw 16 Regent Prep 35, WILBURTON 14 Tonkawa 28, PAWNEE 21 Vian 44, ANTLERS 20 Wyandotte 28, HULBERT 7 Class A THOMAS 48, Apache 20 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 25, Beaver 13 CORDELL 28, Carnegie 21 Central Sallisaw 30, QUINTON 12 Gore 32, CANADIAN 16 KIEFER 54, Depew 20 Fairland 28, LIBERTY 14 SAVANNA 36, Haileyville 16 RINGLING 34, Healdton 20 Hollis 44, SNYDER 12 MORRISON 22, Hominy 14 OKEENE 35, Hooker 6 WYNNEWOOD 42, Maysville 28 Rush Springs 30, BRAY-DOYLE 13 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 16 Summit Christian 48, FOYIL 14 Talihina 42, UNION CHR. (ARK.) 20 Texhoma 35, MOORELAND 21 FAIRVIEW 28, Turpin 8 Velma-Alma 40, WILSON 14 EMPIRE 38, Walters 22 Warner 30, PORTER 12 ELMORE CITY 28, Wewoka 27 Yale 34, BARNSDALL 14 Class B Allen 34, GEARY 20 Cave Springs 44, GANS 32 Laverne 56, MEDFORD 6 Merritt 42, CANTON 20 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 44, Oaks 38 CENTRAL MARLOW 40, Paoli 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, WAUKOMIS 24 WETUMKA 58, Porum 20 GARBER 54, Seiling 20 Strother 56, BOWLEGS 8 WOODLAND 40, Watts 22 CYRIL 48, Waurika 28 Welch 28, SASAKWA 20 KEOTA 50, Weleetka 40 Class C Balko 42, BUFFALO 22 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 44, Claremore Chr. 20 WAYNOKA 56, Goodwell 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 Midway 44, BOKOSHE 20 CHEROKEE 58, Mount View-Gotebo 12 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 22 Sharon-Mutual 56, BOISE CITY 30 Thackerville 48, WEBBERS FALLS 24 Tipton 60, DUKE 6 SHATTUCK 48, Tyrone 14 BLUEJACKET 56, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Independent Holland Hall 35, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Saturday, Oct. 5 City Area LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 34, Community Chr. 30 OKC Legion 38, AFTON 24
Sep 25, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-Deer Creek, Edmond Santa Fe-Southmoore and Kingfisher-Heritage Hall.
Week 4 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 137-46 (74.9 pct.) Overall record: 391-152 (72.0 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chr. Heritage 35, NORTHEAST 14 STAR SPENCER 34, John Marshall 30 PUTNAM CITY 28, Sapulpa 21 Class C Shattuck 54, BUFFALO 38 Independent REGENT PREP 48, Cookson Hills 38 Friday's Games City Area Bethel 28, CENTENNIAL 22 Blanchard 42, LITTLE AXE 20 ST. MARY 21, Bridge Creek 20 DUNCAN 35, Capitol Hill 14 BETHANY 34, Chandler 30 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Chr. 12 Coyle 44, WELCH 24 Crescent 45, CARNEGIE 16 OKLAHOMA CHR. 35, Crooked Oak 22 CASADY 31, Dallas Greenhill 24 CARL ALBERT 28, Deer Creek 21 Destiny Christian 48, CORN BIBLE 22 Dibble 44, LUTHER 42 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM NORTH 13 Edmond Santa Fe 45, SOUTHMOORE 38 WAYNE 28, Elmore City 24 WASHINGTON 34, Frederick 12 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 36, Geary 28 Glenpool 38, McLOUD 35 Guthrie 50, GUYMON 6 MEEKER 30, Haskell 20 Kingfisher 34, HERITAGE HALL 28 Lawton 35, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 DEL CITY 44, Lawton Mac 38 Lexington 28, MARIETTA 12 PAOLI 24, Macomb 8 Marlow 48, JONES 42 McAlester 42, NOBLE 21 McGuinness 24, EL RENO 13 NORMAN NORTH 30, Midwest City 28 CASHION 35, Minco 32 Moore 41, U.S. GRANT 12 TUTTLE 35, Newcastle 28 Norman 34, MUSTANG 30 Northwest 41, WESTERN HEIGHTS 20 MILLWOOD 52, OKC Legion 20 PURCELL 30, Pauls Valley 22 SEMINOLE 46, Perkins 31 WOODWARD 28, Piedmont 21 STILLWATER 27, Ponca City 17 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam West 35 HARRAH 30, Santa Fe South 14 ARDMORE 38, Southeast 20 Stroud 48, WELLSTON 20 SW Covenant 44, MIDWAY 16 DOUGLASS 42, Tecumseh 12 SHAWNEE 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 HENNESSEY 34, Tulsa NOAH 24 Watonga 28, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 DAVENPORT 50, Weleetka 44 Westmoore 35, BIXBY 28 Windsor Hills 38, LIFE CHRISTIAN 22 OKC PATRIOTS 34, Wright Christian 20 Yukon 42, LAWTON IKE 21 Class 6A ENID 28, Bartlesville 24 Broken Arrow 41, MUSKOGEE 17 JENKS 55, Tulsa Edison 15 Tulsa Union 34, OWASSO 24 Tulsa Washington 35, SAND SPRINGS 27 Class 5A CHICKASHA 28, Altus 19 CLAREMORE 31, Collinsville 27 COWETA 35, Pryor 28 DURANT 17, Skiatook 14 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 21 Tulsa East Central 21, TULSA CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Kelley 35, TULSA HALE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 44, CACHE 24 Cascia Hall 38, STILWELL 12 WAGONER 34, Catoosa 28 ELK CITY 28, Elgin 27 Fort Gibson 33, TULSA ROGERS 20 ADA 27, Mannford 17 BROKEN BOW 38, Muldrow 15 Poteau 28, SALLISAW 24 Tulsa McLain 35, MIAMI 14 CLEVELAND 27, Tulsa Webster 7 OOLOGAH 22, Vinita 14 CLINTON 41, Weatherford 28 Class 3A DICKSON 28, Atoka 14 Berryhill 42, DEWEY 20 VERDIGRIS 14, Blackwell 12 Checotah 34, ROLAND 28 VALLIANT 27, Heavener 14 EUFAULA 28, Idabel 6 HILLDALE 35, Jay 7 BEGGS 42, Kellyville 12 Keys (Park Hill) 28, WESTVILLE 16 Lincoln Christian 31, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 24 Locust Grove 30, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21 PLAINVIEW 34, Madill 14 Metro Christian 48, PAWHUSKA 14 BRISTOW 21, Morris 17 INOLA 20, Okmulgee 14 CUSHING 42, Prague 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 36, Sperry 20 Stigler 31, SPIRO 24 Sulphur 28, LONE GROVE 14 Victory Christian 45, HENRYETTA 12 Class 2A Alva 38, CHISHOLM 18 HARTSHORNE 44, Antlers 14 ADAIR 50, Caney Valley 20 Chouteau 24, CHELSEA 20 Commerce 34, WYANDOTTE 14 Hinton 28, MANGUM 8 Hobart 48, LINDSAY 44 HUGO 28, Holdenville 24 Colcord 24, Hulbert 14 Kansas 30, QUAPAW 12 SALINA 28, Ketchum 22 DAVIS 42, Konawa 20 Nowata 35, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 Okemah 46, MOUNDS 12 WILBURTON 28, Panama 24 Pawnee 20, NEWKIRK 14 TONKAWA 28, Perry 21 VIAN 42, Pocola 12 Savanna 35, COALGATE 20 KINGSTON 21, Tishomingo 20 Class A Afton 30, FAIRLAND 20 HOMINY 21, Barnsdall 12 TEXHOMA 48, Beaver 22 WALTERS 21, Bray-Doyle 20 THOMAS 42, Burns Flat 14 STRATFORD 28, Caddo 7 Canadian 20, HAILEYVILLE 6 HOLLIS 42, Cordell 21 YALE 24, Drumright 8 Empire 20, RUSH SPRINGS 14 OKEENE 23, Fairview 7 WARNER 35, Foyil 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Gore 14 Hooker 40, TURPIN 12 Kiefer 30, PORTER 8 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 28, Liberty 7 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 27, Mooreland 16 Morrison 42, DEPEW 16 SNYDER 22, Pioneer 20 TALIHINA 49, Quinton 28 Ringling 35, VELMA-ALMA 20 APACHE 32, Sayre 14 Wewoka 28, MAYSVILLE 19 HEALDTON 21, Wilson 14 Class B Alex 56, WAURIKA 12 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Canton 34 ALLEN 40, Central Marlow 34 FOX 48, Cyril 8 Dewar 56, BOWLEGS 6 PORUM 48, Gans 24 Garber 62, MERRITT 42 Keota 56, STROTHER 40 POND CREEK-HUNTER 52, Medford 8 Rejoice Christian 60, COPAN 6 LAVERNE 48, Ringwood 8 South Coffeyville 46, WATTS 16 SEILING 66, Waukomis 50 Wetumka 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Woodland 38, AGRA 34 Class C Bluejacket 54, DC-LAMONT 38 Boise City 48, GOODWELL 20 WEBBERS FALLS 44, Bokoshe 26 Cherokee 56, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 12 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Gracemont 8 THACKERVILLE 64, Maud 54 TIPTON 56, Mount View-Gotebo 12 ARKOMA 48, Sasakwa 24 RYAN 42, Temple 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 46, Timberlake 42 BALKO 66, Waynoka 30 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Irving Cistercian 21 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 36, Kansas Deaf 12
Sep 18, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of the Week 3 games.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 3
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 18, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 125-55 (69.4 pct.) Overall record: 254-106 (70.6 pct.) Thursday City Area BRIDGE CREEK 45, Anadarko JV 6 PUTNAM CITY 42, Choctaw 35 JOHN MARSHALL 30, Crooked Oak 27 St. Mary 28, NORTHEAST 14 Class 4A Poteau 28, Tulsa Webster 7 Class A CADDO 34, Durant JV 16 TALIHINA 36, Sallisaw JV 12 Class C BLUEJACKET 50, Cookson Hills 8 Friday City Area Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 30 MADILL 20, Bethel 16 Capitol Hill 28, TULSA ROGERS 12 Cashion 42, LUTHER 38 Centennial 22, U.S. GRANT 14 Chandler 35, HARRAH 28 Chr. Heritage 34, LINCOLN CHR. 17 DESTINY CHR. 48, Community Chr. 28 REJOICE CHR. 44, Coyle 36 CASADY 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 WETUMKA 50, Davenport 44 Davis 29, HERITAGE HALL 28 Dibble 44, EMPIRE 40 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 14 DEER CREEK 35, Edmond Memorial 34 Edmond Santa 28, EDMOND NORTH 13 Guthrie 31, ENID 21 KINGFISHER 35, Hennessey 28 PURCELL 30, Lexington 16 Lindsay 27, PAULS VALLEY 23 CENTRAL MARLOW 56, Macomb 12 SEMINOLE 49, McLoud 42 Meeker 34, WAYNE 28 Midwest City 28, DEL CITY 27 Millwood 40, ADAIR 22 Minco 42, MAYSVILLE 12 Mustang 48, STILLWATER 42 BLANCHARD 35, Newcastle 24 Noble 28, EL RENO 21 Norman 27, YUKON 24 WOODWARD 28, Northwest 21 OKC Legion 32, TULSA HALE 20 OKC Patriots 26, SUNRISE CHR., KAN. 22 ALLEN 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 34 Oklahoma Christian 27, JONES 21 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 20 PUTNAM NORTH 48, Putnam West 20 SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 12 CLINTON 49, Southeast 21 Southmoore 34, MOORE 21 DOUGLASS 28, Star Spencer 14 Tecumseh 28, LITTLE AXE 24 Tuttle 46, ELGIN 16 PERKINS 30, Verdigris 22 Washington 21, BETHANY 20 WINDSOR HILLS 42, Watts 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 CRESCENT 48, Wellston 14 PIEDMONT 35, Western Heights 22 Westmoore 37, NORMAN NORTH 34 Wright Christian 40, LIFE CHRISTIAN 38 Class 6A Bixby 28, SPRINGDALE, ARK. 21 Fayetteville, Ark. 45, MUSKOGEE 20 Lawton 49, ALTUS 14 LAWTON MAC 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 JENKS 38, Owasso 24 SAND SPRINGS 28, Sapulpa 17 BARTLESVILLE 31, Skiatook 12 TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Tulsa East Central 21 Tulsa Edison 34, ELK CITY 20 BROKEN ARROW 44, Tulsa Union 38 Class 5A Ada 21, DURANT 14 GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 28, Ardmore 21 Chickasha 21, CACHE 20 McALESTER 42, Claremore 35 OOLOGAH 28, Collinsville 24 TULSA KELLEY 31, Coweta 21 WAGONER 28, Grove 14 Hugoton, Kan. 28, GUYMON 21 Pryor 27, MIAMI 12 SALLISAW 24, Tahlequah 18 TULSA McLAIN 34, Tulsa Central 20 Tulsa Memorial 27, TULSA NOAH 17 Class 4A Anadarko 48, PERRY 8 FORT GIBSON 35, Catoosa 31 CUSHING 28, Cleveland 15 VINITA 23, Dewey 14 Glenpool 33, SPERRY 20 Locust Grove 38, STILWELL 22 Mannford 21, BRISTOW 7 BROKEN BOW 21, Metro Christian 20 VIAN 32, Muldrow 20 Class 3A ANTLERS 14, Atoka 7 Berryhill 42, KELLYVILLE 22 Chisholm 42, BLACKWELL 8 Dickson 28, TISHOMINGO 14 LONE GROVE 31, Frederick 12 Hartshorne 33, STIGLER 28 Haskell 28, SPIRO 21 Heavener 22, GORE 20 CHECOTAH 28, Henryetta 21 BEGGS 45, Hilldale 28 HUGO 37, Idabel 20 Jay 28, McDONALD COUNTY 24 Keys (Park Hill) 21, EUFAULA 20 Okemah 28, MORRIS 21 Plainview 31, VALLIANT 7 Roland 22, OKMULGEE 12 Seq. Claremore 34, INOLA 22 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 55, Seq. Tahlequah 48 Stroud 28, PRAGUE 12 MARLOW 42, Sulphur 21 KANSAS 28, Westville 8 Class 2A Chouteau 35, PORTER 14 Coalgate 28, HOLDENVILLE 14 Colcord 35, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Comanche 26, WALTERS 20 Hinton 44, SAYRE 16 ALVA 38, Hobart 28 KIEFER 33, Hulbert 12 FAIRLAND 22, Ketchum 12 CORDELL 20, Mangum 14 YALE 28, Mounds 20 NOWATA 30, Newkirk 14 Oklahoma Union 26, FOYIL 18 COMMERCE 35, Oswego, Kan. 14 Pawhuska 21, HOMINY 20 BARNSDALL 24, Pawnee 16 QUINTON 26, Pocola 20 AFTON 28, Quapaw 22 Ringling 34, MARIETTA 14 BRAY-DOYLE 34, Duke 24 Salina 30, CHELSEA 12 Tonkawa 18, FAIRVIEW 12 PANAMA 28, Warner 18 KONAWA 32, Wewoka 24 SAVANNA 36, Wilburton 20 KINGSTON 40, Wilson 12 Wyandotte 22, CANEY VALLEY 14 Class A Depew 28, CANADIAN 14 Hartford, Ark. 28, HAILEYVILLE 6 WYNNEWOOD 34, Healdton 22 Hollis 34, BEAVER 14 Liberty 14, DRUMRIGHT 8 Mooreland 21, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Okeene 48, PIONEER 20 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 HOOKER 30, San Jacinto Chr., Texas, 12 WATONGA 34, Snyder 14 RUSH SPRINGS 14, Stratford 7 Summit Christian 44, REGENT PREP 34 BOOKER, TEXAS 31, Texhoma 28 Thomas 48, CARNEGIE 14 Velma-Alma 32, ELMORE CITY 26 Class B SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Agra 22 GANS 54, Bowlegs 20 Cave Springs 42, KEOTA 38 WOODLAND 36, Copan 12 Fox 58, ALEX 50 Garber 42, CANTON 30 Laverne 54, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 Merritt 34, WAUKOMIS 20 Paoli 44, CYRIL 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 50, RINGWOOD 42 WELEETKA 42, Porum 22 Seiling 28, MEDFORD 18 DEWAR 60, Strother 54 Waurika 34, GEARY 20 Welch 44, OAKS 42 Class C MAUD 48, Arkoma 20 BALKO 56, Boise City 48 Buffalo 36 WAYNOKA 22 SW COVENANT 40, Claremore Chr. 20 DC-Lamont 54, TIMBERLAKE 34 Grandfield 44, CORN BIBLE 40 Midway 34, WEBBERS FALLS 28 Mount View-Gotebo 54, GRACEMONT 12 Rolla, Kan. 40, GOODWELL 14 Sasakwa 48, BOKOSHE 8 Shattuck 38, SOUTH BARBER, KAN. 30 Tipton 60, TEMPLE 20 SHARON-MUTUAL 52, Tyrone 28 Wesleyan Chr. 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Arlington Oakridge 21 Cornerstone Chr. 42, BOULEVARD CHR. 30 Saturday, Sept 21 Independent OSD 48, Louisiana Deaf 28 Note: Home team in CAPS
The school forfeits two football games and five track meets from last year in which an ineligible athlete participated
High school notebook: Broken Arrow's self-imposed penalties approved
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 11, 2013The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved Broken Arrow's lengthy list of self-imposed penalties Wednesday afternoon after the school forfeited two football games and five track meets from last year in which an ineligible athlete participated. The Tigers won the track state championship, and the penalties do not affect that. The two football games were the first two nondistrict games the Tigers beat Owasso and Bentonville, Ark. The board approved the penalties with a 9-0-1 vote after a nearly 50-minute executive session. “At the end of the day we'll be better for what we've done,” Broken Arrow superintendent Jarod Mendenhall said about imposing the penalties. The rules violation stemmed from an unidentified student who repeated the eighth grade after moving to Broken Arrow. He was a senior last year, and OSSAA rules state that a student who repeats his seventh or eighth grade year must sit out that year. Broken Arrow also promoted boys basketball coach Rusty Stecker to associate director for athletic compliance and spirit coordinator Melenda Knight was promoted to assistant director of athletics. Athletic director Ken Ellett was also suspended from his duties that involve any oversight of athletic eligibility this school year, and football coach Steve Spavital was also removed as assistant athletic director and will now serve as coordinator of football operations. Assistant track coach Brad Farrow was suspended from all coaching duties in the school district and will have to be reinstated by the OSSAA. The football and track programs are also on “warning” status for this school year. ADM ISSUES The average daily membership that was approved in August is changing. Texhoma's ADM is increasing after an error, raising its ADM from 82 to more than 100. The school turned in the numbers for its Oklahoma students, but left off the Texas students enrolled. Claremore, though, will remain in the Class 6A at No. 32 after trying to get its ADM reduced. Executive director Ed Sheakley denied the move. CEMENT DROPPING FOOTBALL FOR TWO YEARS Cement recently forfeited its season and has asked to not play football for the next two seasons. The school looks to instead play fall baseball. With the move, Merritt has asked to play eight-man football and will move to Class B and Prue will drop to Class C. In an effort to equalize Class A, Ketchum will move to that class and Perry will move to Class 2A, leaving Class 3A at 56 schools. SPRING BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS COULD BE AT BRICKTOWN, OU The OSSAA is looking to move the spring baseball championships to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and the University of Oklahoma. The RedHawks do not have a scheduled home series during the championships and OU's graduation falls on a different weekend, opening up the stadiums for availability. Oklahoma has a standing policy that no events can take place on campus during graduation, which has prevented the OSSAA from holding the event there in the past. OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley said nothing has been finalized for either location. The spring state quarterfinals and semifinals will be played at Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond North. The fall baseball championships will be played in Bricktown on Saturday, Oct. 12. 6A, 5A BASEBALL DISTRICTS APPROVED The OSSAA board of directors also unanimously approved the new baseball districts for Class 6A and Class 5A in 2014 and 2015. The classes are split into four districts with two east districts and two west districts. However, Norman and Putnam City will play in an east district with Jenks, Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa and Stillwater. In Class 5A, Capitol Hill, Shawnee and Western Heights will be in a district with Coweta, Durant, Tulsa Edison, McAlester and Pryor. MOORE'S DRAKE WINS APPEAL Moore football player Austin Drake won his eligibility appeal and can play for the Lions this season. Drake moved back to Moore from Duncan this summer. He started middle school in Moore, starting his eligibility there. He presented new information about his family situation to the board Wednesday that won his appeal. IMPORTANT WIN FOR CHANDLER Last Friday's 35-7 win over Lincoln County rival Stroud was important on multiple levels for the Lions. It broke a four-year winning streak for Stroud in the annual grudge match, and it was the first win for Zach Smith in his head coaching debut. Smith came to Chandler after serving as the defensive coordinator at Del City. It was the Lions first game since the death of coach Scott Myers to cancer following the 2012 season. To follow up their opening win, the Lions will have their hands full with a visit from Class 3A No. 2 Kingfisher, last year's state runner-up.
Sep 11, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 11, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record (and overall): 129-51 (.717) Thursday, Sept 12 City Area Casady 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mustang 48, PC NORTH 28 U.S. Grant 21, CAPITOL HILL 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 38, Yukon 28 Class 6A LAWTON IKE 28, Altus 24 Class 4A CASCIA HALL, 35, Glenpool 34 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 21, Kansas 20 Class A SAVANNA 28, Beggs JV 14 Depew 21, OKEMAH JV 7 Cyril 40, MACOMB 12 Friday, Sept 13 City Area Blanchard 34, LINDSAY 14 Cache 45, SANTA FE SOUTH 12 Carl Albert 20, COWETA 17 Cashion 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 7 ANADARKO 55, Centennial 8 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 27, Cent. Marlow 22 Chr. Heritage 38, ST. MARY 20 Crescent 44, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 Crossings Chr. 35, BRAY-DOYLE 34 SHAWNEE 24, Deer Creek 21 Dickson 16, BETHEL 14 Edmond North 21, CHOCTAW 20 El Reno 28, CHICKASHA 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 33, Enid 20 CROOKED OAK 26, Frederick 22 CLINTON 34, Heritage Hall 31 LUTHER 28, Hinton 21 John Marshall 30, BRIDGE CREEK 17 HENNESSEY 34, Jones 21 DAVENPORT 48, Keota 44 Kingfisher 35, CHANDLER 28 LEXINGTON 27, Little Axe 21 McGuinness 21, TULSA KELLEY 20 Meeker 30, WEWOKA 27 NORMAN 28, Moore 7 Norman North 42, DEL CITY 38 Northwest 28, NORTHEAST 21 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 16 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 35, OKC Patriots 14 Oklahoma Chr. 24, TONKAWA 20 BETHANY 31, Pauls Valley 20 McLOUD 40, Perkins 27 Piedmont 34, HARRAH 20 GUTHRIE 42, Ponca City 12 WASHINGTON 28, Purcell 27 Putnam City 48, PC WEST 12 Southeast 22, STAR SPENCER 16 MIDWEST CITY 27, Stillwater 13 SW Covenant 36, SASAKWA 24 SEMINOLE 50, Tecumseh 13 Tuttle 34, ELK CITY 20 NEWCASTLE 27, Verdigris 24 DIBBLE 35, Walters 14 Wayne 30, MINCO 28 YALE 28, Wellston 14 NOBLE 35, Western Heights 14 SOUTHMOORE 38, Westmoore 34 LIFE CHRISTIAN 22, Wichita Warriors 20 COYLE 40, Woodland 28 Class 6A TULSA EAST CENTRAL 45, Bartlesville 20 BENTONVILLE, ARK. 28, Broken Arrow 21 Jenks 38, TULSA UNION 34 LAWTON 28, Lawton Mac 22 OWASSO 44, Muskogee 18 Sand Springs 34, BIXBY 24 SAPULPA 21, Tulsa Hale 14 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA EDISON 14 McALESTER 28, Tulsa Washington 21 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 24 ARDMORE 33, Durant 13 Grove 28, JAY 27 LIBERAL, KAN. 50, Guymon 12 CLAREMORE 44, Miami 14 Oologah 24, SKIATOOK 7 Rogers, Ark. 27, TAHLEQUAH 24 Springdale, Ark. 35, TULSA CENTRAL 13 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 28 Weatherford 20, DUNCAN 14 Class 4A Ada 35, IDABEL 12 Broken Bow 34, SHILOH CHR., ARK. 30 Cleveland 27, MANNFORD 20 PLAINVIEW 34, Elgin 14 FORT GIBSON 22, Hilldale 16 Nowata 28, VINITA 17 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 28, Sallisaw 21 Spiro 21, MULDROW 17 LINCOLN, ARK. 24, Stilwell 13 Tulsa McLain 34, SPERRY 14 BERRYHILL 28, Tulsa Webster 8 POTEAU 21, Van Buren, Ark. 14 Woodward 26, at Garden City, Kan. 20 Class 3A COALGATE 21, Atoka 14 Beggs 28, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 8 Bristow 14, STROUD 7 KEYS (PARK HILL) 21, Checotah 12 Colcord 18, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 34, Eufaula 16 HARTSHORNE 21, Heavener 18 Henryetta 28, HOLDENVILLE 14 Inola 21, SALINA 13 CANEY VALLEY 33, Kellyville 16 MADILL 21, Kingston 20 Lincoln Christian 35, HOLLAND HALL 28 Marlow 20, COMANCHE 17 HASKELL 28, Morris 21 STIGLER, 35, Okmulgee 13 DEWEY 22, Pawhuska 15 CUSHING 55, Perry 35 OKEMAH 27, Prague 14 Roland 36, PANAMA 12 DAVIS 36, Sulphur 27 Tishomingo 27, LONE GROVE 22 METRO CHR. 28, Tulsa NOAH 21 HUGO 21, Valliant 16 Victory Christian 45, REGENT PREP 12 Class 2A Afton 21, KETCHUM 20 FOYIL 12, Chelsea 6 COMMERCE 35, Cherryvale, Kan. 7 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 14 SUMMIT CHR. 27, Chouteau 22 HOBART 33, Cordell 20 Elmore City 35, MARIETTA 16 Fairland 30, QUAPAW 27 Gore 28, MOUNDS 14 POCOLA 40, Haileyville 8 Hulbert 21, WARNER 20 ALVA 36, Morrison 24 BARNSDALL 35, Oklahoma Union 34 HOMINY 28, Pawnee 22 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 12 Rush Springs 44, Riverside 6 MANGUM 28, Sayre 14 Stratford 35, KONAWA 33 Talihina 42, ANTLERS 8 ADAIR 44, Wyandotte 20 Class A Apache 28, CARNEGIE 6 BEAVER 21, Burlington, Colo. 12 WATONGA 35, Burns Flat 18 TEXHOMA 28, Clayton, N.M. 21 Hooker 42, HOLLIS 28 KIEFER 35, Liberty 12 EMPIRE 44, Maysville 14 MOORELAND 32, Pioneer 14 DRUMRIGHT 14, Porter 12 HEALDTON 21, Snyder 14 Thomas 16, OKEENE 14 SHAMROCK, TEXAS 35, Turpin 6 CADDO 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, VELMA-ALMA 24 Class B Alex 36, PAOLI 14 WAURIKA 22, Allen 16 LAVERNE 54, Canton 12 POND CREEK 56, Covington-Douglas 6 Dewar 48, CAVE SPRINGS 8 Gans 44, STROTHER 18 FOX 50, Geary 8 MERRITT 44, Medford 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 12 BOWLEGS 48, Porum 42 Rejoice Christian 56, WELCH 30 Ringwood 40, SEILING 36 Sharon-Mutual 44, AGRA 14 South Coffeyville 52, COPAN 28 GARBER 48, Waukomis 8 Wetumka 60, WELEETKA 58 Class C CHEROKEE 54, Bluejacket 14 ARKOMA 44, Bokoshe 32 Buffalo 48, BOISE CITY 34 WESLEYAN CHR. 44, Windsor Hills 28 BALKO 40, Corn Bible 26 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Duke 20 TYRONE 50, Goodwell 6 TIPTON 60, Gracemont 6 DC-LAMONT 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 34 Maud 46, MIDWAY 6 THACKERVILLE 54, Ryan 50 Temple 44, GRANDFIELD 28 Timberlake 50, CLAREMORE CHR. 8 SHATTUCK 56, Waynoka 12 Webbers Falls 30, WRIGHT CHR. 20 Saturday, Sept 14 City Area Douglass 26, Millwood 23
Sep 4, 2013
Details are beginning to emerge in the legislative interim study to investigate the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
High school notebook: Dates set for House interim study of OSSAA
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writers | Sep 4, 2013Dates set for House interim study of OSSAA Details are beginning to emerge in the legislative interim study to investigate the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne, announced Wednesday that the study will be held all day Sept. 17 and the mornings of Sept. 24 and Oct. 3. The purpose of the study is to look at three areas within the OSSAA: the appeals process, finances and cost of the schools for the OSSAA and the benefits they provide, and transparency of the organization. “I think it's extremely important, that like we would take on any other issue and any of these other areas, that we at least have the opportunity to look at it,” Rep. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, said. “If there's no problems when this is over with, we will come to that conclusion. If there's things that we can make improvements in, that's what we're going to do because of the responsibility we have to our own individual districts.” The study does not mean changes will be made. It could, however, result in legislation being proposed in hope of making changes. It was requested by Quinn and Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, in May. Cleveland brought up the financial aspect of the OSSAA during Wednesday's news conference. “That's the things we're going to look at: how the money is spent, why the OSSAA has cars, big pension plan, high salaries when our schools and the athletic departments are having to go out and beg for money to help supplement their athletic program,” he said. The interim study is open to the public. The session on Sept. 17 will run from 9 a.m.-noon and then from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 3 will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon. DEL CITY'S EDWARDS COMMITS TO SANTA CLARA Stephen Edwards became one of the first basketball players in the Oklahoma City area's class of 2014 to find a home. The Del City guard verbally committed to Santa Clara on Tuesday night, according to Eagles coach Tim Stogsdill. Edwards averaged 15.1 points per game as a junior for Del City. He and fellow senior Brett Cannon will make up one of the most talented backcourt combos in Class 5A this season. MILLWOOD-STAR SPENCER MOVED TO THURSDAY Originally scheduled for Friday night, the Millwood at Star Spencer football game has been moved to 7 p.m. Thursday. Conversely, the Centennial-Capitol Hill game originally set for Thursday at Star Spencer, will be played Friday. All home games for Oklahoma City Public Schools teams will kick off at 7 p.m. this season. BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state: Thursday, Sept 5 City Area CRESCENT 34, Newkirk 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 34, Midwest City 28 HERITAGE HALL 35, Casady 24 LEXINGTON 27, OKC Legion 22 Millwood 42, STAR SPENCER 28 Norman North 31, NORMAN 28 NORTHWEST 28, John Marshall 22 Putnam West 28, WESTERN HEIGHTS 21 SOUTHEAST 21, U.S.
Oklahoma high school football: Picking this week's games
By Scott Wright | Sep 4, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state: Thursday, Sept 5 City Area CRESCENT 34, Newkirk 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 34, Midwest City 28 HERITAGE HALL 35, Casady 24 LEXINGTON 27, OKC Legion 22 Millwood 42, STAR SPENCER 28 Norman North 31, NORMAN 28 NORTHWEST 28, John Marshall 22 Putnam West 28, WESTERN HEIGHTS 21 SOUTHEAST 21, U.S. Grant 12 SOUTHMOORE 30, Carl Albert 28 STROUD 27, Chandler 13 WASHINGTON 24, Bridge Creek 13 Class 5A CLAREMORE 27, Oologah 24 Clinton 21, LAWTON MAC 16 Class 4A CLEVELAND 42, Hominy 21 Elgin 35, RUSH SPRINGS 27 ROLAND 28, Muldrow 20 Class 3A Inola 27, CHELSEA 14 LOCUST GROVE 17, Salina 13 Class 2A CHISHOLM 44, Oklahoma Bible 20 COMANCHE 26, Velma-Alma 24 GORE 28, Panama 21 Warner 35, CHOUTEAU 13 WEWOKA 33, Holdenville 13 Class A Quinton 42, HARTSHORNE JV 6 Class B Bluejacket 48, WELCH 28 MAUD 50, Bowlegs 42 POND CREEK 48, DC-Lamont 41 CANTON 42, Geary 12 CAVE SPRINGS 37, Watts 24 Independent Wright Christian 42, COOKSON HILLS 28 OSD 55, Missouri Deaf 48 Friday, Sept 6 City Area BLANCHARD 33, Bethany 20 CENTENNIAL 28, Capitol Hill 14 COYLE 44, Covington-Douglas 24 Crossings Chr. 38, BURNS FLAT 20 Deer Creek 41, PIEDMONT 27 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 35, Del City 33 SW COVENANT 47, Destiny Christian 42 Dibble 28, MINCO 21 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Drumright 14 Edmond North 21, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 Enid 42, CHOCTAW 38 WINDSOR HILLS 31, Gracemont 14 Guthrie 35, DUNCAN 20 WEATHERFORD 28, Harrah 14 WAYNE 35, Healdton 27 Hennessey 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 24 Kingfisher 49, GUYMON 7 PURCELL 27, Lindsay 22 Little Axe 20, SANTA FE SOUTH 13 Luther 27, WELLSTON 16 McAlester 35, STILLWATER 34 McLoud 30, BETHEL 18 Metro Christian 27, OKLAHOMA CHR. 24 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 21 Noble 17, TECUMSEH 14 TULSA McLAIN 33, Northeast 20 OKC Patriots 27, GRANDFIELD 13 CASHION 34, Okeene 28 DAVENPORT 37, Okla. Christian Aca. 20 NEWCASTLE 21, Pauls Valley 20 JONES 28, Perkins 24 TUTTLE 21, Plainview 17 MEEKER 27, Prague 20 PUTNAM CITY 34, Putnam North 31 Sasakwa 30, MACOMB 19 RIVERSIDE 33, SeeWorth Aca. 16 McGUINNESS 31, Shawnee 28 St. Mary 27, CROOKED OAK 23 Tipton 48, LIFE CHRISTIAN 14 Tulsa Washington 21, DOUGLASS 20 EL RENO 22, Woodward 14 Yukon 42, MUSTANG 38 Class 6A BIXBY 28, Garden City, Kan. 13 Lawton 44, LAWTON EISENHOWER 20 SAND SPRINGS 35, Muskogee 20 BROKEN ARROW 42, Owasso 35 PONCA CITY 27, Sapulpa 24 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Hale 13 Tulsa Kelley 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 Class 5A ADA 31, Ardmore 28 ANADARKO 27, Chickasha 21 POTEAU 30, Durant 22 Fort Gibson 35, TAHLEQUAH 21 GROVE 24, Miami 20 CATOOSA 38, Pryor 21 COLLINSVILLE 30, Skiatook 8 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Tulsa Memorial 20 Wagoner 42, COWETA 40 Class 4A GLENPOOL 24, Berryhill 20 Broken Bow 35, IDABEL 14 FREDERICK 48, Cache 13 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 14 Cushing 35, MANNFORD 27 GREENWOOD, ARK., 35, Sallisaw 14 VERDIGRIS 40, Stilwell 27 OKMULGEE 22, Tulsa Rogers 14 Victory Christian 41, TULSA WEBSTER 18 JAY 14, Vinita 7 ELK CITY 26, Watonga 16 Class 3A Adair 45, KELLYVILLE 22 Antlers 42, VALLIANT 12 BRISTOW 34, Beggs 28 PERRY 42, Blackwell 8 Checotah 14, MORRIS 7 NOWATA 20, Dewey 18 Hartshorne 17, HENRYETTA 12 Hugo 28, ATOKA 13 DICKSON 28, Kingston 21 Lincoln, Ark. 28, WESTVILLE 7 Madill 34, TISHOMINGO 13 Marlow 28, LONE GROVE 24 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 31, Okemah 17 Seminole 42, LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 28 Seq. Claremore 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 Sperry 27, EUFAULA 22 Stigler 21, HILLDALE 20 Vian 49, SPIRO 28 Wynnewood 28, SULPHUR 14 Class 2A THOMAS 35, Alva 34 CANEY VALLEY 31, Barnsdall 28 HOBART 42, Carnegie 12 KANSAS 37, Central Sallisaw 13 Coalgate 28, STRATFORD 27 Commerce 21, MT. VERNON, MO. 14 HINTON 33, Cordell 27 Davis 42, RINGLING 38 WYANDOTTE 27, Fairland 21 KETCHUM 14, Foyil 13 COLCORD 30, Haskell 28 YALE 27, Hulbert 24 SAVANNA 35, Konawa 14 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 12 Marietta 35, WILSON 6 Morrison 28, Pawnee 7 LIBERTY 17, Mounds 14 Oklahoma Union 20, QUAPAW 14 POCOLA 42, Regent Prep 40 Tonkawa 28, PAWHUSKA 24 TALIHINA 34, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 38, Walters 8 STANTON COUNTY, KAN. 35, Beaver 7 CANADIAN 27, Caddo 20 Elkhart, Kan. 44, Turpin 12 Elmore City 42, BRAY-DOYLE 13 Empire 30, SNYDER 13 Fairview 48, PIONEER 14 Hooker 21, CLAYTON, N.M., 20 Kiefer 42, AFTON 14 Porter 16, Depew 14 MOORELAND 28, Sayre 16 Summit Christian 35, HAILEYVILLE 12 Texhoma 35, GRUVER, TEXAS 8 Woodland 44, MAYSVILLE 30 Class B Alex 47, WELEETKA 42 WETUMKA 55, Allen 14 OAKS 42, Bokoshe 28 Central Marlow 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 MERRITT 50, Corn Bible 12 REJOICE CHR. 55, Dewar 52 Gans 49, MIDWAY 6 Garber 56, WAYNOKA 14 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Laverne 60, SHATTUCK 54 Ringwood 44, TIMBERLAKE 42 Ryan 38, WAURIKA 12 Sharon-Mutual 46, SEILING 40 MEDFORD 38, Strother 36 FOX 64, Temple 34 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 42 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Waukomis 40 Webbers Falls 38, PORUM 28 Wesleyan Chr. 46, COPAN 30 Class C Balko 38, MOSCOW, KAN. 20 Cherokee 56, BUFFALO 30 Claremore Chr. 28, BOULEVARD CHR. 24 SANTANA, KAN. 22, Goodwell 14 DUKE 22, Merritt JV 16 Tyrone 44, ROLLA, KAN. 20 BOISE CITY 30, Walsh, Colo. 24 Independent TULSA NOAH 31, Lighthouse Chr. 21 Saturday, Sept 7 Class 6A EULESS-TRINITY 38, Jenks 34 DESOTO, TEXAS 42, Tulsa Union 21 Note: Home teams in CAPS
Aug 30, 2013
Falcons beat archrival Douglass 7-0 in title game.
High school football: Millwood takes All-City Preview championship
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND STEPHANIE KUZYDYM, Staff Writers | Aug 30, 2013Sure, it was just a preseason scrimmage. But the emotion — both during the game and in the trophy celebration — told you it meant a little more. It always does when Douglass and Millwood meet. Millwood, thanks to a dazzling touchdown run by Cameron Batson and a late interception by Alfonzo McMillian, sealed up a 7-0 win at Douglass in the finals of the All-City Preview Friday night. “These seniors have never won the All-City, so that meant a whole lot to get it for them,” first-year Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said. “But we said they could celebrate for 24 hours, then it's time to get ready for Star Spencer next week.” DEER CREEK RUNNING BACK HEALTHY Deer Creek running back Alec James missed early practices this season due to a bruised knee. No pain seemed evident when he amassed a large amount of yards after contact during both the quick fire and drive-to-score portions of the Top of the World Football Classic in Norman. James' speed and footwork added almost four yards every time he was touched by a defender. KNIGHTS' MCGEE GROWING INTO QB ROLE Northwest Classen coach Lloyd Smith has seen continued improvement from junior quarterback Eric McGee throughout the preseason. “He had a real good scrimmage last week against Capitol Hill and Star Spencer and again here this week,” Smith said. “He's been doing a good job of managing the offense. He's not trying to be too fancy. He goes through the proper progressions and makes good decisions. “And we're starting to see some leadership out of him, and that's important.” CHOCTAW'S LLANUSA WORKING TO FIT IN NEW OFFENSE Choctaw quarterback Jonah Llanusa took three plays to show how he's fitting in the Yellowjackets new spread offense. Llanusa threw an incompletion to start the Yellowjackets' opening drive of the drive-to-score series against Stillwater. He followed it up with a 6-yard completion and then a 32-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Kailen Bryant. “Our kids really bought into what we're doing and it's exciting,” Choctaw coach Todd Dilbeck said. “They've got a certain swag about them that they just enjoy what they're doing. “(Llanusa) is really coming along. He's just a junior, so that's the good thing about it. It's exciting for us.” MCALESTER QB THROWS TD TO FORMER QB McAlester senior Caden Pratt was the Buffaloes' quarterback last season. He was forced to play the position when Dalton Wood suffered an injury last year. This year, Wood is back as McAlester's quarterback, moving Pratt back to wide receiver. Wood, who isn't afraid to tuck it and run if he sees an opening like he did during the drive-to-score portion of the Top of the World Football Classic, can still air out his arm. Wood completed a 4-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone to Pratt late in the scrimmage. BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND STEPHANIE KUZYDYM