Southeast Spartans football
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|2012-09-06||vs||Star Spencer||L||12 - 21|
|2012-09-14||vs||Clinton||L||14 - 50|
|2012-09-21||@||Ardmore||L||12 - 21|
|2012-09-28||vs||Lawton MacArthur||L||0 - 41|
|2012-10-05||@||Capitol Hill||W||41 - 0|
|2012-10-12||vs||Altus||L||7 - 51|
|2012-10-18||vs||Duncan||L||21 - 54|
|2012-10-26||@||Chickasha||L||12 - 33|
|2012-11-02||@||Del City||L||0 - 53|
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|Steven Smith Jr||12|
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Dec 15, 2014
For the better part of nine decades, youngsters on the south side of the city couldn’t wait to go to Capitol Hill. The school was among the area’s best both athletically and academically, and everything about it was a source of pride. That includes the mascot and the nickname that the Oklahoma City Public school board voted to remove.
For many Capitol Hill alumni, the nickname Redskins is a point of pride, not derision.
By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Dec 15, 2014The boils sprung up suddenly on the back of Al Miller’s neck. It was the fall of 1947, and the sophomore was trying to earn a spot on the football team at Capitol Hill High School. He didn’t want to miss practice. He couldn’t, really, with all the good players on the team. So, he found a piece of rubber mat and fashioned a buffer around those boils. “Cause I wanted to be a Redskin,” he said. So did lots of other Oklahoma City kids. For the better part of nine decades, youngsters on the south side of the city couldn’t wait to go to Capitol Hill. The school was among the area’s best both athletically and academically, and everything about it was a source of pride. That includes the mascot and the nickname that the Oklahoma City Public school board voted to remove. Since that vote last week, there have been objections from many alums. They want the mascot restored. They want the nickname back. Some eyes roll at such a sentiment. Surely these are just the antiquated arguments of old-timers who don’t know that term is seen as disparaging and offensive by many, that it has ties to a time when bounties were paid for the scalps of American Indians, that it is a racial slur like any other racial slur that we wouldn’t print in the pages of a family newspaper. But for many Capitol Hill alumni, the nickname is a point of pride, not derision. Miller, a three-sport standout who graduated in 1950 and returned to start what would become a storied high school football coaching career there a decade or so later, grew up on Southeast 18th Street only a few miles from the school. He would walk to the football stadium every Friday in the fall and hop the fence around 5 o’clock. He’d lay in the bleachers until paying fans started to arrive, then he’d just blend into the crowd. “That’s what I had to do to get in,” he said. “I didn’t have the money, and my folks really didn’t want me to go.” His parents were raised in an extremely conservative church that “didn’t believe in worldly amusements,” Miller said. He, on the other hand, believed staunchly in Capitol Hill. Same goes for Don Demeter, who came through the school a few years after Miller. Even though Demeter would go on to win a World Series ring with the Dodgers and twice receive votes in the MVP balloting, he still marvels a bit that he made the baseball team at Capitol Hill. He remembers 80 players turning out for A team tryouts. “I was probably the worst player on the team when I made it,” said Demeter, a prince among men who regularly says such things, but then he insisted, “I really was.” He chuckled. “I was the only one on that team senior year that didn’t make the All-City team.” In those days, it was nothing for the Dodgers to swoop in and sign three or four players and the Yankees to swoop in and do the same. Salad days? More like salad decades. Notables came through the school’s doors hard by Grand Boulevard for years. Allie Reynolds. Don Van Pool. Tom Sturdivant. Jack Van Pool. J.W. Mashburn. Orville Moody. Dick Soergel. Chebon Dacon. Winford Boynes. There were standouts in every sport. “I mean, we won in everything,” Demeter said. “We didn’t even know what tennis or wrestling was. We just knew we won at it.” The school’s alumni association has since inducted many of those athletes into its Hall of Fame — the annual ceremony draws anywhere from 600 to 800 — but it has standouts in other areas, too. One alum helped develop the atomic bomb. Another helped in the early days of the space program picking up astronauts after their splashdown return to Earth. Capitol Hill was also a leader in breaking down racial barriers. In 1955, all-white Capitol Hill played all-black Douglass in the state’s first integrated football game. They met on a football field in Oklahoma City four weeks before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery. Nearly two decades later, Capitol Hill found itself in the middle of desegregation’s forced busing. Fights and riots marred the start of classes in 1972. Cops nearly outnumbered students. Garry Boevers was starting his senior year at Capitol Hill that fall, and he watched as many classmates fled the district. Their families had the financial means to escape, and they landed in Moore, Yukon, Edmond and pretty much every other suburb in the metro. Boevers’s family stayed put, though it seemed risky for the first couple weeks. Things were so bad that he didn’t even go to school. Tensions eventually calmed, but healing remained as winter approached and basketball began. Boevers was part of Capitol Hill’s integrated basketball team, and it became a rallying point for the school. Led by sophomore sensation Winford Boynes, the team won Capitol Hill’s first state basketball title in 19 years. “Winning the state ... seemed to bring the whole school together,” Boevers said. “We were all proud to be Redskins.” That feeling is shared by many of generations of Capitol Hill alums. Listen to folks like Boevers, Demeter and Miller, and you wonder if the hand wringing over the school board's decision might never have happened if the district had simply heard some of these stories before voting. Maybe the decision would've been the same, but at least the decision-makers would've known how so many folks feel. They loved their school when they were there, and they love it still. Even though the nickname is going to change, the pride that they feel toward their school, their history and yes, their mascot will remain. “I’m telling you now,” Miller said, “once a Redskin, always a Redskin.” Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at 475-4125. Like her at facebook.com/JenniCarlsonOK, follow her at twitter.com/jennicarlson_ok or view her personality page at newsok.com/jennicarlson.
Dec 14, 2014
VIDEO The top-rated commit of Oklahoma State’s 2015 class announced on Twitter late Sunday that he’s re-opening his recruitment. Ronald Jones — a 5-foot-10, 182-pound running back from McKinney North High School (Texas) — verbally pledged to the Cowboys in April. His older sister is a junior at OSU. In November, Hill’s high school coach, […]
Oklahoma State football: Cowboy running back commit Ronald Jones reopens his recruitment
Kyle Fredrickson | Dec 14, 2014The top-rated commit of Oklahoma State’s 2015 class announced on Twitter late Sunday that he’s re-opening his recruitment. Ronald Jones — a 5-foot-10, 182-pound running back from McKinney North High School (Texas) — verbally pledged to the Cowboys in April. His older sister is a junior at OSU. In November, Jones' high school coach, Mike Fecci, told this to The Oklahoman: "Obviously, there's a bunch of people out there that would love to have him and would love to try and go get him. But he's made it pretty clear to not only me, but to OSU, that he's an OSU guy. He's excited about his opportunity to go up to Stillwater and be a Cowboy." But Jones scheduled official visits to Notre Dame and USC later that month. And on Sunday night, Jones made his new intentions known: . [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/12/FullSizeRender-3.jpg]3517236[/img] . [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/12/FullSizeRender-2.jpg]3517237[/img] . Jones rushed for more than 2,000 yards in each of his last two high school seasons and combined for 67 touchdowns. He’s the No. 5 ranked running back on ESPN’s national list and he has his choice of more than two dozen top-tier programs. A look at Jones’ Rivals page: . [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/12/FullSizeRender1.jpg]3517211[/img] . Jones’ departure adds yet another hit to the Cowboys’ running back corps entering next season, with 2014 being Desmond Roland’s last year of eligibility along with Tyreek Hill’s dismissal. Rennie Childs will return in 2015 as OSU’s most experienced back. His stats over two seasons: 110 carries | 450 yards | 4 YPC | 4 TDs. Sione Palelei — a 5-foot-10, 196-pound running back from East Ascension High School in southeast Louisiana — might also also be in the mix. The freshman who is redshirting this season runs a 4.35-second 40-yard dash, according to the OSU athletics website. There are currently no other running backs in the Cowboys’ 2015 class. More from The Oklahoman: >> Oklahoma State football: 2015 running back Ronald Jones hold steady with OSU commitment, continues strong play >> Oklahoma State football: Oklahoma State football recruiting: OSU commitment Ronald Jones is putting up numbers for McKinney North >> Oklahoma State football: Tragedy shapes running back commitment Ronald Jones II
Dec 14, 2014
The now former OSU multipurpose player’s departure from the program shakes up the depth chart at a number of key positions
Oklahoma State football: Which Cowboys are in position to fill Tyreek Hill's shoes?
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Dec 14, 2014STILLWATER — As Oklahoma State moves ahead without Tyreek Hill, the Cowboys must identify the players to replace him. Emphasis on the plural. When OSU coach Mike Gundy dismissed Hill from the program Friday night following an arrest and charge of domestic violence allegedly against his pregnant girlfriend, the Cowboy depth chart was shaken in a lot of places. “(We) knew that he was a guy who can run routes and also at times you’ve got to hand the ball to him, so there had to be a combination of both,” said offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich on Dec. 2. “You don’t want to put him in one spot. You want to move him around.” The task of replacing Hill’s speed and quickness seems impossibly difficult. His 10.19 second 100-meter dash time ranks among the all-time top of college football. And finding one player with the tools to play four different positions is also a tall order. In 12 career games at OSU, Hill averaged just short of 16 touches: 8.5 rushes, 2.5 receptions, 2.5 kick returns and 2.2 punt returns. Here’s a breakdown of the candidates to make up for that production in the Jan. 2 Cactus Bowl against Washington — and into next season. RUNNING BACK Rennie Childs | So. | 5-10 | 205 Childs entered fall camp with the most experience at running behind starter Desmond Roland. Although Hill emerged as the No. 2 option as Childs fought through midseason injury. In a win at Texas Tech last season, Childs rushed for 70 yards on nine carries. He’s yet to break 50-yard mark since. But Childs has shown flashes of promise with three rushing touchdowns this season. Sione Palelei | Fr. | 5-10 | 196 Palelei is redshirting this season after suffering a season-ending injury in the fifth game of his senior year at East Ascension High School in southeast Louisiana. If Palelei can stay healthy, he might have a chance to contribute immediately next season — as his 40-yard dash time is listed at 4.35 on the OSU athletics website. WIDE RECEIVER David Glidden | Jr. | 5-7 | 185 Glidden has established himself as the go-to target in the Cowboys’ passing game with a team-leading 40 receptions. But his role might increase even more to fill certain sets in the Cowboy playbook. Hill often caught passes on quick throws to the sidelines. Those balls could be headed his way now, as Glidden has shown quick feet and a short burst in the slot this year. Jalen McClesky | HS Sr. | 5-9 | 153 The three-star rated prospect from St. Paul’s High School in east Louisiana will face stiff competition at slot receiver next season, with Glidden, junior Kameron Doolittle and sophomore Blake Webb returning. But Hill’s departure improves his shot at being involved early next year, as Doolittle and Webb have also only played sparingly this season. KICK RETURN / PUNT RETURN Brandon Sheperd | Jr. | 6-1 | 195 Sheperd fielded one punt return this season and has displayed elite speed on a number of long receptions. He was Mason Rudolph’s favorite target in Bedlam and now leads all Cowboys with 639 receiving yards on the season. But coaches will have to decide whether adding return duties is in the best interest for the team and Sheperd’s future. Jordan Sterns | So. | 6-1 | 205 Sterns played quite a bit of running back at Steele High School outside San Antonio and also hauled in one punt this season for 30 yards. The Cowboys have a history of success with defensive backs returning kicks, like former stars Justin Gilbert and Perrish Cox. Could Sterns be next in line?
Dec 6, 2014
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. It's midmorning, but the sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn't quite make it over.Sizemore is the fourth generation of his family to mine coal in the hills of Harlan County. He knows he'll probably be the...
Deep in coal country, pondering future without it
By ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press | Dec 6, 2014HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. It's midmorning, but the sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn't quite make it over. Sizemore is the fourth generation of his family to mine coal in the hills of Harlan County. He knows he'll probably be the last. For over a century, life in Central Appalachia has been largely defined by the ups and downs of the coal industry. Through all the bust years, there was always the promise of another boom. Until now. There is a growing sense in these mountains that this downturn is different, deeper. That for a variety of reasons — economic, environmental, political — coal mining will not rebound this time. A thought on many people's minds is captured in a display in the windows of a vacant furniture store up the road in the once bustling town of Cumberland: "WHAT NEXT," it says. If coal is really done, what, if anything, could replace it? State and federal initiatives are exploring everything from ecotourism and small farmer loans to regional tax incentives for job creators. Others are still praying for a regulatory climate change that will breathe new life into the region's mines. For Scottie Sizemore and his wife, Madonna, the answer is simple, if painful. They're leaving. "I feel in my heart that there is no hope for Harlan. There's no hope for our children in the future here," Madonna Sizemore says, tears filling her eyes. "And I hate that." ___ On the peeling white wall above the dilapidated Lynch High School auditorium stage, someone has scrawled a defiant message in bold, red letters 3 feet high: "HARLAN IS MORE THAN COAL." In 1924, when Italian masons built the ornate cut-stone school building for United States Steel Corp.'s model "company town," it seemed the coal would never stop running. In its day, J.P. Morgan's loading facilities here were the largest in the country, and Lynch had 10,000 residents. Morgan, Henry Ford and other barons of industry were attracted by the region's rich seams of metallurgical coal — the high-quality mineral used to make coke for steel production. Entire cities sprang up to service the mines, but not without serious growth pangs: In the 1930s, the hollows and bottoms around here echoed with gunfire as union organizers and company "thugs" warred over who had the right to mine coal. The county earned a nickname that sticks to this day: "Bloody Harlan." Now, miner and operator alike are struggling to survive. On a recent afternoon in the hills above the tiny coal camp of Verda, Steven "Fish" Fields crawled inside an abandoned mine he'd played in as a child. The 49-year-old laid-off miner pointed to a thick black line running along the wall and off into the darkness: Coal. "It runs between 8 and 9 foot high on back in the back," he said. He and others here wonder why they can't mine the untapped riches beneath their feet. The Energy Information Administration estimates that there are about 30 billion minable tons of coal left in Kentucky — more than twice the amount pulled from the earth since settlement in the late 18th century. Nearly a third of those "recoverable reserves" are in the eastern coalfields. But mining it comes at great cost — both financial and environmental. The geological conditions in the Appalachians produced a coal that burned hotter and was lower in sulfur than mineral from other regions. But those same mountainous conditions now make it harder to get to under current regulations, and much more expensive to ship. In late November, the spot-market price for Central Appalachian coal was $56.10 per ton, according to the EIA. That's nearly $45 higher than coal from the Powder River Basin out West, where huge drag lines scoop the coal from the earth like so much ice cream from a carton. Most of Harlan County's "big coal" — seams thick enough for a worker to walk upright in — has long since been mined. According to the EIA, most of what's left — 9.1 billion tons — can only be realistically gotten by surface or "strip" mining. Around here, the most cost-effective method is "mountaintop removal," in which the hills are blasted apart to expose the coal beneath. But stricter interpretation of clean water and other regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency and the courts in recent years has all but ended the practice. It's part of what critics like C.V. Bennett III call President Obama's "war on coal." Bennett's family has been running mines in Harlan County for 102 years. But unless the government backs off considerably, he's not sure they'll last another five. "It's kind of like being a ship adrift in the middle of the ocean," says Bennett, 63, who's done about every job underground from rock-dusting to shoveling the belts. "But you just keep hoping you're going to hit land somewhere and somebody will see the plight of where this country's going." Since January 2012, the state has lost more than 7,000 direct mining jobs; fully half of the coal jobs in eastern Kentucky have vanished in the past five years. During the period, Bennett's workforce has dropped from more than 600 to fewer than 200. "That hurts me more than anything else, is seeing people I've known and grown up with," he says. "To have a future and then all of a sudden to have that future jerked out from underneath them — with no hope of it ever coming back." When Fields was laid off five years ago, he says he was making $25.50 an hour. His last job was with his family's T-shirt printing business — at $10 an hour. He and wife Debra have been getting by largely on her salary as a cook for the county schools. Despite lungs choked with coal dust, Fields yearns to go back underground. "It's a hard pill to swallow when you're laying at home and your wife's supporting you, instead of you supporting your wife," he says, huffing and coughing. His older brother went to Alabama looking for work in the mines. Fields is contemplating following him. Many are facing that same difficult choice. ___ Madonna Sizemore balances the baby on her hip as daughter Bryannah walks by with an armful of freshly laundered coveralls, their reflective strips shining, and tosses them into the back seat of the idling pickup truck. "I've got to go," Scottie Sizemore says as he leans in to kiss 10-month-old Anastyn. "You all be careful." "YOU be careful," his wife says. Three-year-old Rylan has already gotten her kiss. But she runs up to the door and reaches up for another. "Come back," she says, as her father gently lowers her to the ground. "I will," he replies. Madonna Sizemore watches as Scottie's truck rumbles over the railroad tracks and crosses the river, following the setting sun westward. By morning, he'll be back at work underground — 340 miles and a world away. In October, Scottie took a job as safety specialist with Patriot Coal in the newly booming mines of western Kentucky. He's not alone. Since last year, the Harlan County Community Action Agency has given 75 workers up to $5,000 each in relocation grants, says executive director Donna Pace. Many, like Scottie Sizemore, have moved to western Kentucky. For more than a century, eastern Kentucky outproduced the state's western coalfields. But in the past year, the balance has shifted to the west, where seams are shallower and thicker, but higher in sulfur. Smokestack scrubbers allow modern power plants to burn the dirtier coal. With easy access to river barge networks, western Kentucky mines are selling their coal for about $12 less per ton than their Appalachian competitors. Unlike so many others, Sizemore hadn't been laid off. But the company he was working for had cut salaries 7½ percent and was preparing to take another 7 percent. With a mortgage and five children to support, the choice was clear. "You can sit here and take the cuts," he says. "Or you can choose to move and continue making the money you're used to making." Still, the change is hard. To Donnie Reeves, leaving Harlan County felt like "just giving up." When he was laid off last year, Reeves applied for federal study grants and entered an industrial maintenance course. The 41-year-old is now making good money in his new job maintaining heavy equipment at Aichi Forge — one of the many parts manufacturers that have sprung up around Toyota's sprawling auto plant in Georgetown. Reeves says life is pretty good in the Bluegrass region — famed for its rolling pastures, horse farms and tobacco fields. But he misses being able to step out his back door and hike up into the hills. He misses going "ginsenging" and riding his four-wheeler on the blacktop. "It makes you a little bit bitter," he says. "That you can't stay where you want to be." Between 1900 and the outbreak of World War II, Harlan County's population grew nearly eight-fold, to a peak of 75,275. Today, it's around 28,000 — the lowest since 1920. For those who have chosen to stay behind, it has been a struggle. In the past two years, Keith Johnson was laid off from one coal company, then moved to another, only to have it close. At 43, he's gone from being a foreman making about $100,000 a year to a common miner at $20 an hour. "I had four W-2's last year," he says with a laugh. Johnson, 43, is paying on a $20,000 hospital bill incurred while working at a company that offered no insurance. He's spent about $40,000 from his retirement fund to stay in Harlan, at least until his son graduates from high school this spring. And he considers himself one of the lucky ones. Eddie Jones, 56, hunches in front of a flickering computer screen at the Kentucky Career Center in Harlan. Nearby hangs a poster with a photo of a man in a hard hat and the acronym "H.O.M.E." — Hiring Our Miners Everyday. The official unemployment rate here was 11.4 percent in September, but that figure only counts those still actively looking for work. Nothing in these hills could hope to compare with what these largely high school-educated men earned in the mines. This particular day, Jones prints out paperwork for a railroad welding job in Corbin, more than an hour away. Jones was laid off in May 2013. To stay near family, he's been making do with odd jobs — painting, digging ditches, mowing grass. He's angry that Congress failed to extend his unemployment beyond 26 weeks. He's aggravated with local politicians who couldn't get the roads and infrastructure that might have made Harlan County more attractive to businesses other than coal. "They've bailed out every entity in the country," he says. "The banking industry. The airline industry. The car industry. Everybody but the American worker." He has a right to be angry, Jason Bailey says. The director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, Bailey says that for years, a major focus was to develop former mine sites into industrial parks. But many of those parks and spec buildings were soon abandoned — or never occupied at all. Government has found ways to help tobacco farmers and redwood loggers transition away from those industries, says Bailey. This region must be compensated for the cost it has borne "in providing the cheap power that built the modern American economy." "The region has paid it in spoiled water and degraded land and black lung disease, broken backs, torn-up roads, blasted mountains," he says, noting these issues make it harder to diversify. "I think there is a debt owed." Harlan County is included in one of President Obama's "Promise Zones," giving the region priority to access federal money to create jobs and improve educational opportunities. There is also the federal-state SOAR Initiative — Shaping our Appalachian Region. At a recent gathering in Natural Bridge State Resort Park, working groups presented a series of ideas, ranging from tax incentives to lure companies to the region, to small loans to help farmers connect with markets. Late last month, the group's executive board voted to support legislation to establish an economic development fund with revenue from taxes on income, sales or each ton of coal mined in the state. Many feel they can't afford to wait and see if these efforts bear fruit. When she and Scottie were teens, Madonna Sizemore remembers, cruisers encircled the parking lot at the Village Center mall and spilled out onto U.S. 421. Today, parking is no problem; at one end of the half-empty strip, the anchor store is a Goodwill. Scottie Sizemore has been sharing an apartment with another transplanted Harlan Countian. But if all goes well, he hopes Madonna and the children will join him soon. His wife blinks back tears as she contemplates saying goodbye to her parents, who are elderly and sick. She hates the idea of having to leave her beloved mountains. "It's just like a piece of the Lord's hands is here," she says, her voice breaking. "And He keeps us protected." But she knows these hills can't shield the next generation from the harsh economic realities bearing down on Harlan County. ___ Just six years ago, Harlan County High opened — a gleaming, multimillion-dollar facility taking in students from dying schools in other parts of the county. But enrollment is down by about 10 percent from a first-year high of 1,150. It is part of a troubling trend. Since 1980, the county has lost nearly half of its under-35 population. The 20-24 age group in the area is projected to decline by about a quarter by the year 2050, according to the University of Louisville. "It's a whole generation that doesn't have anywhere to go exactly," says Robert Gipe, director of Appalachian studies at Southeast Community College & Technical College, up the road in Cumberland. No one is saying that mining will cease altogether here — at least not anytime soon. But when you've been so dependent for so long, there are bound to be withdrawal pains — and denial. On the third floor of HCHS, a large poster hangs on the wall down the hall from Tami Brock's classroom. It depicts the many benefits derived from the black mineral. "Coal is America's Future," it declares. But fewer and fewer of Brock's students believe that. "Probably 20 percent of my kids' parents are laid off," says Brock, who taught at Cumberland High before it was closed and merged with Harlan County. "The way the coal industry is, it kind of comes in waves. But there's never a big wave that stays. It just doesn't stay anymore." On a recent Friday, Brock assembled a group of eight students in her classroom. When asked how many have a close family member who's worked in the mines, every hand went up. Senior Chelsea Niday, 18, says her father found another position within about a month after a recent layoff. But she worries about the next time. Next fall, she hopes to go to Eastern Kentucky University. She doubts she'll come back to Harlan County. "There's just really nothing here for me to do," she says. "I don't think I could possibly make a living here." Nursing and teaching are about the only viable non-coal careers these kids can think of. And with the population continuing to fall, they know those plum jobs will only become scarcer. "Is there anything out there for me to do?" Jessica Stewart, 17, asks. But not everyone in this classroom has given up on coal — even if they've given up on Harlan County. After graduation, Travis Fields, 18, plans to get his miner's papers and relocate to western Kentucky. "It's going to be a ghost town," he says of Harlan. "There ain't going to be nobody left — only the people that draw checks." That night, as the Harlan County High Black Bears football team storms the field at Coal Miners' Memorial Stadium, a cannon booms and a loudspeaker blasts the chorus of Darrell Scott's ballad, "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive!" The home-team stands are barely a third full. During a timeout about halfway through the second quarter, the announcer breaks in. "Ladies and gentlemen, you know why these lights are on tonight? It's because of coal! This is coal country," he shouts. "Would all the coal miners in this stadium stand up?" A handful of men rise, some still dressed in their reflective coveralls. The sparse crowd whoops and rattles cowbells. ___ Associated Press Photographer David Goldman contributed to this story.
Dec 1, 2014
DALLAS (AP) — Chad Morris gave a nod to Hall of Famer Larry Brown, the SMU basketball coach who had a front-row seat for the introduction of the football program's new leader.And then Morris, who was Clemson's offensive coordinator the past four seasons, took a moment to thank a high school coach for attending Monday's news conference."Even though you did kick my tail not too long ago," Morris...
Dallas native Morris comes home as SMU coach
By SCHUYLER DIXON, Associated Press | Dec 1, 2014DALLAS (AP) — Chad Morris gave a nod to Hall of Famer Larry Brown, the SMU basketball coach who had a front-row seat for the introduction of the football program's new leader. And then Morris, who was Clemson's offensive coordinator the past four seasons, took a moment to thank a high school coach for attending Monday's news conference. "Even though you did kick my tail not too long ago," Morris said, drawing laughter in a rotunda filled with students, players and administrators. "That's OK." It was Morris' way of illustrating one of the reasons he got this shot at his first college head coaching job — and why he decided a moribund SMU program was the right fit. "I'm a Texas high school football coach. That's who I am," said Morris, a Dallas native who attended SMU games as a kid at old Texas Stadium. "I think that Texas high school football coaches do it the right way." The 45-year-old Morris spent 16 years as a high school coach in Texas, going 32-0 and winning a pair of state championships in his only two seasons at Lake Travis in the Austin area. That's when another former Texas high school coach, Arizona State's Todd Graham, hired him as Tulsa's offensive coordinator. Morris moved on to Clemson a year later and helped the Tigers to a 41-11 record, the 2011 ACC championship and four bowl berths with an up-tempo spread offense that previously produced some of the top high school quarterbacks in Texas. He also was in charge of recruiting his home state. "I've learned over my career every place is different and here the connection to Texas high schools is more important than anywhere else I've ever been," SMU athletic director Rick Hart said. "It was certainly something we were looking for." Morris has a major rebuilding job in front of him, with the Mustangs (0-11) a loss at Connecticut away from their second winless season since 2003. June Jones took SMU to the first of four bowl games in 2009 — just a year after he was hired — but he quit two weeks into this season with the program in disarray again. "You're going to see an exciting brand of football," said Morris, whose high school record as a head coach was 169-38 at five schools. "We're going to be one of the biggest turnarounds in college football before this is over with. But it's going to take a lot of work." Morris coached former SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert at Lake Travis, and 2012 ACC Player of the Year Tajh Boyd at Clemson. The Tigers have had the top three scoring seasons in school history since Morris arrived. Finding a quarterback will be Morris' first priority. The Mustangs have had four different starters this season in Garrett Krstich, Matt Davis, Neal Burcham and Kolney Cassel. "That's top on our list in recruiting," Morris said. "That's top on our list in development in the spring. And that'll be the same thing next year as we talk." Morris graduated from Texas A&M in 1992, the same year he started his high school coaching career at tiny Eustace, about 60 miles southeast of Dallas. His head coaching stops included Stephenville after Baylor coach Art Briles won multiple state championships there in the 1990s. Morris also won a state title at Bay City, near Houston. "I think he's a great hire," Briles said. "I know him. He's a very innovative coach, very dynamic, and I think he'll do a great job there." For Morris, the recruiting of Texas high schools now starts in the Dallas area. "There are some great players right here underneath our own wing span, within a quarter of a tank of gas drive," he said. "We're just going to make it real hard for these guys to leave here. We're not going to play second fiddle to anybody."
Nov 23, 2014
You already know that these are tough times in our neck of the sports woods. The Thunder is wounded. The Sooners have disappointed. The Cowboys are struggling. But it’s Thanksgiving week, and that means we’re contractually obligated to give thanks. And you know what? Our sports world isn’t without reasons to give thanks.
What Oklahoma sports fans have to be thankful for during the holiday season
BY JENNI CARLSON | Nov 23, 2014We won’t be sugar coating anything, sports fans. You already know that these are tough times in our neck of the sports woods. The Thunder is wounded. The Sooners have disappointed. The Cowboys are struggling. But it’s Thanksgiving week, and that means we’re contractually obligated to give thanks. And you know what? Our sports world isn’t without reasons to give thanks. With the Thunder, we can be thankful for what these injuries have revealed. Nick Collison’s 3-point shot. Serge Ibaka’s shooting range. Every able-bodied player’s heart. And of course, there are the healing powers of the human body and whatever Mr. Miyagi tricks the Thunder has up its sleeve. At OSU, there’s Mason Rudolph’s spark, Michael Cobbins’ return and Desmond Roland’s perseverance. There are also plenty of reasons, maybe hundreds of millions, to be thankful for Mike Gundy and Boone Pickens, even when they aren’t thankful for each other. At OU, there’s Samaje Perine’s running, TaShawn Thomas’s eligibility and Blake Bell’s class. And even with the Adrian Peterson saga, OU can say, “Pay no attention to that. Perhaps you’ve heard about our amazing alum, DeMarco Murray.” Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys, has there ever been a pro franchise outside the Thunder that flew the flag for our state more than them? Please tell me someone’s has come up with a drinking game after all of Mike Tirico’s references to OU and OSU during that Monday Night Football game? Oklahoma City Public Schools is fixing fields and working to right long-listing football programs. The Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing their Triple-A team to town. Pro soccer has come to town. And the NCAA still loves us. Volleyball championships are coming to Oklahoma City in December, basketball regionals are on the calendar for future years, and the Women’s College World Series isn’t going anywhere. Yes, I know the teams that dominate our scene are struggling. Not since 2005 have things been so bad. Mike Gundy’s first season. Bob Stoops’ worst season since Year 1. The only saving grace that year was the NBA blowing into town. The Hornets weren’t great, but that fall, they provided distraction. Perhaps that year provides perspective. It has been nearly a decade since our sports world had it as rough as it has this year. We have it good. That’s fact. That’s not sugar coating — we know you’ll get plenty of that on your honey-glazed hams and marshmallow-covered yams. What the readers are thankful for ... Rita Riley, Oklahoma City Very thankful for our Thunder players. They are exhibiting grace in a very difficult time. Playing their hearts out. Greg Hargrove, Lawton Splitting of Class 6A into two divisions means my Lawton High School Wolverines have a realistic shot at a gold ball. Lauren Dennison, Oklahoma City I’m thankful that we even have an NBA basketball team. Big-league city. David Jordan, Fairfax, Va. As a very temporary Virginian at the moment (working as an Army National Guard Chaplain at the National Guard Bureau), I want to say I'm still very thankful for the OU football program. Each Saturday I feel a little more connected to home when I watch on TV. Justin Wilmeth, Oklahoma City The Edmond Hyundai “helium” commercial is, by far, the best part of the season for the Thunder so far. John Rhea, Norman I’m thankful for the off button on my radio after a loss, so I can ignore the volunteer assistant coaches on sports talk radio. What the writers are thankful for ... Berry Tramel, columnist “May you live in interesting times” is a new English phrase that masquerades as a Chinese proverb. Sort of the literary version of sweet-and-sour pork. But despite the travails of the Thunder and Sooners and Cowboys, sports fans in Oklahoma can’t say they don’t live in interesting times. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are hurt for now, but soon enough, two of the 15 best basketball players in the world play in OKC. OSU football stinks, but even in defeat, the Boone Pickens/Mike Gundy spat is fascinating theater. And the Sooners, win or lose, never are boring. Interesting times? These are the best of times. There’s never been a better time to be a sports fan in Oklahoma. Ryan Aber, OU basketball Be thankful for the NCAA — seriously — and TaShawn Thomas. Sure, the NCAA waited until about 17 hours before the Sooners’ season opener to rule in Thomas’ favor on his appeal for immediate eligibility. But in a season where OU football has been on the wrong side of NCAA rulings involving Dorial Green-Beckham and Baker Mayfield, you take victories where you can get them regardless of timing. Thomas fills the Sooners’ glaring hole, putting another big body opposite Ryan Spangler and giving OU one of the nation’s best starting fives. Ed Godfrey, outdoors From antelope in the Panhandle to black bears in the southeastern counties, few states can match Oklahoma’s diversity of wildlife. We should be thankful for bass fishing lakes like Grand and Arbuckle and crappie lakes like Hugo and Eufaula. We should be thankful we can catch stripers on Lake Texoma, snag spoonbills on Grand Lake and its tributaries, and fly fish for trout year-round on the Lower Mountain Fork and Lower Illinois rivers. The state is blessed with good deer and turkey hunting statewide and some of the most underrated duck hunting in the country. Heck, even the bird hunters are happy this year because the bobwhite quail have returned. Jacob Unruh, high school hoops There is an impressive amount of young talent across the state likely bound for Division I hoops. On the boys side, there are Putnam West’s Tre Evans, an Oklahoma State commitment, Southeast’s DeShawn McDowell, and Mustang standouts Jakolby Long and Austin Meyer. The girls are equally talented with Choctaw sophomore Ana Llanusa and small-school stars Preston’s Chelsea Dungee and Alva’s Jaden Hobbs. Llanusa and Dungee are verbally committed to Oklahoma while Hobbs is committed to OSU. Kyle Fredrickson, OSU football Things are going to be little tense at the proverbial Thanksgiving table this year between Mike Gundy and an anxious OSU fan base. No bowl for the first time since 2005? A beef with Boone Pickens? The opportunity to jump ship for Florida? Even still, there’s plenty to be thankful for. In just a few months, the anguish Cowboy fans feel today will be replaced by the optimism of a new season that features a core of experienced returners. And OSU’s 2015 schedule is much more manageable with home games against TCU, Baylor and OU in November. If anything, Cowboy fans, be thankful OU isn’t much worse off at the moment. Anthony Slater, Thunder Two of the best 10 players in the world still reside on the Thunder roster. And at some point in the next month, Thunder fans will get an early Christmas present with the return of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Plus, despite these early season troubles, OKC remains among an elite group of teams that most pundits believe can still win the title. Weather this storm because good times are likely ahead. Jason Kersey, OU football The Sooners have enjoyed a remarkable run of consistent success under Bob Stoops, who has made 10-win seasons the norm in Norman. OU under Stoops is 10-6 against Texas and 12-3 against Oklahoma State, so rivalry bragging rights are another thing to appreciate. Are things perfect? Of course not, and they’ll never be. But the very fact that some fans are calling for a coaching change because of three losses in one season should be enough to realize how good you’ve got it. John Helsley, OSU basketball Cowboys basketball fans can be thankful for a team offering optimism. From Michael Cobbins’ health to Le’Bryan Nash’s plans for a big senior season to Phil Forte filling it up from 3-point land to a promising bunch of youngsters that figure to make this season interesting, there’s much to like about these Pokes. Scott Wright, high school football There is still meaningful football to be played. Seasons might not have played out the way OU and OSU followers had hoped, but the excitement, drama and tension of the high school playoffs hasn’t even reached its climax. Nine championships are still to be decided, including the first-ever Class 6A Division II title. Quarterfinals and semifinals will be held this weekend, with championship games the following two weeks. Mike Baldwin, minor league sports Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark ranks as one of the finest Triple-A ballparks in the country. A ton of a future big leaguers have played at The Brick. Hockey was bigger back in the Blazer days, but Triple-A hockey is an upgrade. Several NHL players have played at the Cox Convention Center, including some young Edmonton Oilers stars during the NHL lockout. Minor-league sports in OKC are top rate.
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Putnam City at Norman, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Carl Albert at Guthrie, Cox 703 7 p.m., Southeast at Deer Creek, KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Southmoore at Putnam North, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Heritage Hall, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Tulsa Union at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Yukon at Westmoore, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Altus at...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday Oct. 31-Sunday, Nov. 2
Oct 30, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Putnam City at Norman, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Carl Albert at Guthrie, Cox 703 7 p.m., Southeast at Deer Creek, KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Southmoore at Putnam North, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Heritage Hall, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Tulsa Union at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Yukon at Westmoore, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Altus at Duncan, www.coxhshub.com COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Cincinnati at Tulane, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Tulsa at Memphis, ESPNU (Cox 253)/KRMG-AM 740 NBA 7 p.m., Cleveland at Chicago, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, ESPN (Cox 29) AUTO RACING 11 a.m., Nationwide Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Nationwide Series Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 5:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7:30 p.m., Truck Series, FS1 (Cox 67) NHL 7:30 p.m., Anaheim at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 3:30 p.m., Charles Schwab Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., CIMB Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) HORSE RACING 4:25 p.m., Juvenile Turf, NBCSN (Cox 251) 5:05 p.m., Dirt Mile, NBCSN (Cox 251) 5:50 p.m., Juvenile Fillies Turf, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:35 p.m., Longines Distaff, NBCSN (Cox 251) COLLEGE HOCKEY 7 p.m., Vermont at Notre Dame, NBCSN (Cox 251) FALL BASEBALL 1:30 p.m., Scottsdale at Salt Lake, MLBNET (Cox 264) WOMEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., Oklahoma State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 7 p.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/FCS (Cox 271) VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m., Auburn at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 10:30 a.m., Air Force at Army, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 11 a.m., Oklahoma at Iowa State, FS1 (Cox 67)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KOKC-AM 1520 11 a.m., Wisconsin at Rutgers, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Maryland at Penn State, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., La.-Monroe at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., E. Carolina at Temple, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Duke at Pittsburgh, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Central Fla. at UConn, CBSS (Cox 249) 11:30 a.m., N. Carolina at Miami (Fla.), KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 2 p.m., Northeastern at UCO, KNAH-FM 99.7 2 p.m., W. Kentucky at La. Tech, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., TCU at West Virginia, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Purdue at Nebraska, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Virginia at Georgia Tech, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Georgia vs. Florida, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., BYU at Middle Tennessee, CBSS (Cox 249) 3 p.m., Kentucky at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Houston at South Florida, ESPNews (Cox 254) 3 p.m., Kansas at Baylor, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Texas St. at New Mex. St., FSPLUS (Cox 68) 6 p.m., Auburn at Mississippi, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., UAB at Florida Atlantic, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6 p.m., Old Dominion at Vanderbilt, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Colorado St. at San Jose St., CBSS (Cox 249) 6:15 p.m., Arkansas at Mississippi St., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:30 p.m., Stanford at Oregon, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 6:30 p.m., Tennessee at S. Carolina, SECN (Cox 275) 6:30 p.m., Texas at Texas Tech, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., Oklahoma St. at Kansas St., KOCO-5 (Cox 8)/KXXY-FM 96.1 7 p.m., Notre Dame at Navy, KWTV- 9 (Cox 10) 9:30 p.m., Arizona at UCLA, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., San Diego St. at Nevada, CBSS (Cox 249) 9:45 p.m., Wyoming at Fresno State, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 10 p.m., Utah at Arizona State, FS1 (Cox 67) NBA 7 p.m., Denver at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 7 p.m., Chicago at Minnesota, WGN (Cox 2)/NBATV (Cox 256) 9:30 p.m., L.A. Lakers at Golden St., NBATV (Cox 256) AUTO RACING 10 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Formula One Qualifying, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 7 p.m., Dallas at Minnesota, FSPLUS (Cox 68) GOLF 3:30 p.m., Charles Schwab Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., CIMB Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 7 p.m., Iowa at OKC, KGHM-AM 1340 HORSE RACING 2:05 p.m., Winery Juvenile Fillies, NBCSN (Cox 251) 2:43 p.m., Filly & Mare Turf, NBCSN (Cox 251) 3:21 p.m., Filly & Mare Sprint, NBCSN (Cox 251) 4:05 p.m., Turf Sprint, NBCSN (Cox 251) 4:43 p.m., Sentient Jet Juvenile, NBCSN (Cox 251) 5:22 p.m., Longines Turf, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:01 p.m., Xpressbet Sprint, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:40 p.m., Mile, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7 p.m., Breeders’ Cup Classic, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MEN’S SOCCER 7:45 a.m., Newcastle vs. Liverpool, NBCSN (Cox 251) RUGBY 2:30 p.m., USA vs. New Zealand, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Arizona at Dallas, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 3 p.m., St. Louis at San Francisco, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 3:25 p.m., Denver at New England, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:20 p.m., Baltimore at Pittsburgh, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) NBA 6:30 p.m., Charlotte at New York, NBATV (Cox 256) AUTO RACING 2 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) 2 p.m., Formula One, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) GOLF 2:30 p.m., Charles Schwab Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 4 p.m., Iowa at OKC, KXXY-FM 96.1 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Pikeville at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) MEN’S SOCCER 8 p.m., FC Dallas at Seattle, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 4 p.m., Portland at Santa Clara, ESPNU (Cox 253) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Florida at Tennessee, SECN (Cox 275) Noon, Miami (Fla.) at N.C. State, FSOK (Cox 37) 1 p.m., S. Carolina at Mississippi, SECN (Cox 275) 2 p.m., Texas at Iowa State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., Texas A&M at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) RUNNING 8 a.m., New York Marathon, ESPN2 (Cox 28)
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Norman North at Moore, KOKC-AM 1520/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Ed. Santa Fe, Cox 703 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Florida State at Louisville, ESPN (Cox 29)/KGHM-AM 1340 6:30 p.m., Troy at Georgia Southern, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s at Indianapolis, CBSS (Cox 249) NFL 7:25 p.m., New Orleans at Carolina, NFLNET...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Thursday, Oct. 30
Oct 29, 2014THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Norman North at Moore, KOKC-AM 1520/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Ed. Santa Fe, Cox 703 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Florida State at Louisville, ESPN (Cox 29)/KGHM-AM 1340 6:30 p.m., Troy at Georgia Southern, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s at Indianapolis, CBSS (Cox 249) NFL 7:25 p.m., New Orleans at Carolina, NFLNET (Cox 252) NBA 7 p.m., New York at Cleveland, TNT (Cox 31) 9:30 p.m., Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, TNT (Cox 31)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM GOLF 3:30 p.m., Charles Schwab Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., CIMB Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., Kansas City at New York, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Vanderbilt at Florida, SECN (Cox 275) 8 p.m., Arkansas at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) VOLLEYBALL 8 p.m., Seattle at N. Mex. St., FSOK (Cox 37) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 5 p.m., St. Edward’s at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) BOXING 9 p.m., D. O’Connor vs. A. Farmer, FS1 (Cox 67) FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Putnam City at Norman, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Carl Albert at Guthrie, Cox 703 7 p.m., Southeast at Deer Creek, KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Southmoore at Putnam North, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Heritage Hall, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Tulsa Union at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Yukon at Westmoore, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Altus at Duncan, www.coxhshub.com COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Cincinnati at Tulane, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Tulsa at Memphis, ESPNU (Cox 253)/KRMG-AM 740 NBA 7 p.m., Cleveland at Chicago, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, ESPN (Cox 29) AUTO RACING 11 a.m., Nationwide Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Nationwide Series Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 5:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7:30 p.m., Truck Series, FS1 (Cox 67) NHL 7:30 p.m., Anaheim at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 3:30 p.m., Charles Schwab Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., CIMB Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) HORSE RACING 4:25 p.m., Juvenile Turf, NBCSN (Cox 251) 5:05 p.m., Dirt Mile, NBCSN (Cox 251) 5:50 p.m., Juvenile Fillies Turf, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:35 p.m., Longines Distaff, NBCSN (Cox 251) COLLEGE HOCKEY 7 p.m., Vermont at Notre Dame, NBCSN (Cox 251) FALL BASEBALL 1:30 p.m., Scottsdale at Salt Lake, MLBNET (Cox 264) WOMEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., Oklahoma State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 7 p.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/FCS (Cox 271) VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m., Auburn at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275)
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller,...
Nebraska AP high school football rankings
The Associated Press, Associated Press | Oct 21, 2014Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph. Class D2: Nick Blasnitz, Hastings Tribune. CLASS a 1. Omaha North (8-0), 1, def. Omaha Westside 42-14, Bellevue East. 2. Millard North (8-0), 2, def. Papillion-La Vista South 24-21, Papillion-La Vista. 3. Omaha Creighton Prep (7-1), 5, def. Bellevue West 47-43, Papillion-La Vista South. 4. Bellevue West (5-3), 3, lost to Creighton Preparatory School 47-43, at Omaha Central. 5. Papillion-La Vista South (6-2), 4, lost to Millard North 24-21, at Creighton Preparatory School. 6. Omaha Central (6-2), 6, def. South Sioux City 54-14, Bellevue West. 7. Grand Island (7-1), 7, def. Lincoln Northeast 54-0, at North Platte. 8. Lincoln East (6-2), 8, def. Lincoln Southwest 35-21, at Omaha Bryan. 9. Norfolk (7-1), 9, def. North Platte 41-7, at Kearney. 10. Millard West (5-3), 10, def. Kearney 31-14, at Lincoln Southeast. Others receiving votes: None. CLASS B 1. Gretna (8-0), 2, def. Elkhorn 17-14, at Elkhorn South. 2. Elkhorn (7-1), 1, lost to Gretna 17-14, at Omaha Skutt Catholic. 3. Omaha Skutt Catholic (6-2), 5, def. Elkhorn South 37-20, Elkhorn. 4. McCook (7-1), 4, def. Hastings 43-14, at Adams Central. 5. Elkhorn South (6-2), 3, lost to Omaha Skutt Catholic 37-20, Gretna. 6. Scottsbluff (7-1), 6, def. Gering 55-0, at Alliance. 7. Blair (5-3), 8, def. Bennington 48-7, at Mount Michael Benedictine. 8. York (6-2), NR, def. Seward 13-12, Aurora. 9. Sidney (6-2), 10, def. Alliance 58-36, at Gering. 10. Crete (6-2), 9, def. Lincoln Pius X 27-13, Norris. Others receiving votes: Seward. CLASS C1 1. Boone Central/Newman Grove (8-0), 1, def. Wayne 41-0, Norfolk Catholic. 2. Norfolk Catholic (8-0), 2, def. Pierce 56-20, at Boone Central/Newman Grove. 3. Ashland-Greenwood (8-0), 3, def. Boys Town 35-14, Douglas County West. 4. Columbus Scotus (7-1), 4, def. North Bend Central 56-6, at Columbus Lakeview. 5. Wilber-Clatonia (8-0), 5, def. Lincoln Christian 30-0, Milford-Dorchester. 6. Cozad (7-1), 6, def. Valentine 25-7, O'Neill. 7. Chadron (7-1), 7, def. Gordon-Rushville 55-14, bye. 8. Kearney Catholic (7-1), 8, def. Minden 44-14, Holdrege. 9. Falls City (7-1), NR, def. Syracuse 25-16, Conestoga. 10. Grand Island Central Catholic (6-2), NR, def. Holdrege 42-7, St. Paul. Others receiving votes: None. CLASS C2 1. Battle Creek (8-0), 1, def. Ainsworth, 62-8, at Lutheran High Northeast. 2. North Platte St. Patrick's (8-0), 3, def. Cambridge 45-6, at Bayard. 3. Sutton (8-0), 6, def. Hastings St. Cecilia 30-23, at Superior. 4. Aquinas Catholic (7-1), 4, def. Logan View 49-14, Archbishop Bergan. 5. Hastings St. Cecilia (7-1), 2, lost to Sutton 30-23, at Sandy Creek. 6. Oakland-Craig (7-1), 9, def. Homer 50-14, at Wisner-Pilger. 7. Archbishop Bergan (7-1), 5, def. Yutan 21-12, at Aquinas Catholic. 8. Hartington Cedar Catholic (6-2), 7, def. Crofton 19-14, Ainsworth. 9. Lutheran High Northeast (6-2), 10, def. West Holt 29-19, Battle Creek. 10. Freeman (7-1), NR, def. Southern 20-7, Elmwood-Murdock. Others receiving votes: Fillmore Central. CLASS D1 1. Hemingford (7-0), 1, def. Creek Valley 93-8, Sutherland. 2. Creighton (7-0), 2, def. Wakefield 70-14, Hartington-Newcastle. 3. Guardian Angels Central Catholic (7-0), 3, def. Winnebago 74-18, Omaha Nation. 4. Heartland (7-0), 4, def. Harvard 82-16, at Nebraska Lutheran. 5. Amherst (7-0), 5, def. Ansley-Litchfield 28-0, Burwell. 6. Friend (7-0), 6, def. Diller-Odell 40-22, at Omaha Christian Academy. 7. Fullerton (7-0), 7, def. Howells-Dodge 52-46, High Plains Community. 8. BDS (6-1), 8, def. McCool Junction 39-12, Pawnee City. 9. Elm Creek (6-1), 9, def. Axtell 47-14, at Franklin. 10. Blue Hill (4-3), T10, def. Arapahoe 41-12, Axtell. Others receiving votes: Burwell, High Plains. CLASS D2 1. Exeter-Milligan (7-0), 1, def. Meridian 62-13, at Red Cloud. 2. Stuart (7-0), 2, def. Randolph 50-26, at St. Mary's. 3. Humphrey St. Francis (7-0), 3, def. Elkhorn Valley 64-13, Heartland Lutheran. 4. Anselmo-Merna (7-0), 4, def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 70-21, Brady. 5. Falls City Sacred Heart (5-2), 5, def. Sterling 74-16, at Parkview Christian. 6. Kenesaw (6-1), 6, def. Bertrand 73-30, at Elwood. 7. Giltner (5-2), 7, def. Johnson-Brock 73-40, Lawrence-Nelson. 8. Elwood (6-1), 8, def. Alma 66-22, Kenesaw. 9. Garden County (7-0), 10, def. Leyton 68-13, at Crawford. 10. Randolph (5-2), 9, lost to Stuart 50-26, Osmond. Others receiving votes: Maxwell.
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 9, 2014
Over the past five years, OSU has made a larger commitment recruiting in the Sunflower State. Geography and coaching ties make Kansas prime territory for finding a “hidden player” north of the border.
Oklahoma State football: Cowboys ramp up recruiting efforts in Kansas
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Oct 9, 2014STILLWATER — When Oklahoma State looks to reload with talent, the compass points south. The hotbed of high school football stars in Texas is a direct reflection of the 69 Lone Star State natives currently on the roster. But when the Cowboys travel to their first true road game of the season Saturday, it’s a reminder that another region has become prime recruiting ground. A state that OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said can be home to the “hidden player.” “Texas is so heavily recruited by everybody in the nation,” Spencer said. “You might go to Kansas and pull out a good player that other people aren’t going to go and look at.” The Cowboys’ neighbor to the north has certainly grown into a legitimate contender in OSU’s recruiting efforts. From 2004 to 2009, OSU landed none of the top-10 rated recruits from the Sunflower State. From 2010 to present day, four players within that same ratings bracket turned down in-state offers for a scholarship in Stillwater. “Kansas (high school) football has gotten considerably better and has more players that have done well in college than what people think,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “So we’ve put a little more time into that area.” Those four Kansas high school stars turned Cowboys: running back Joseph Randle (Wichita Southeast), cornerback Devin Hedgepeth (Derby), defensive end Trace Clark (Wichita Collegiate) and safety Jerel Morrow (Emporia). Recruiting Kansas | Create Infographics Randle blossomed into an All-Big 12 selection and Hedgepeth was on pace for the same before his career was cut short by injury. Morrow was the top-rated Kansas prospect in the 2013 class and Clark is currently part of a deep rotation of Cowboy defensive linemen this season. Since signing those recruits, the Cowboys brought in defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements — a former assistant at KU and KSU. And OSU plays two games in Kansas this season. It all adds up to future success plucking talent north of the border. And Kansas high school coaches have taken notice. “I think in the past there were a lot of times where Oklahoma schools didn’t think Kansas kids were really on the same par as other kids,” said Mike Gehrer, head coach at Wichita Collegiate, where Clark and walk-on OSU running back Raymond Taylor got their start. “I think they found out through time that isn’t true, that we do have kids that are capable of playing at a high level.” Corby Milleson is the first-year head coach at Emporia High School. He spent the previous 15 seasons as an assistant at a number of Wichita programs. Milleson said OSU has become a more attractive option for Kansas recruits for all the obvious reasons — facility upgrades, uniform trends and recent success. But what’s made the Cowboys a major player in scooping recruits from in-state schools is a commitment to establishing a Kansas pipeline. And that connection is easy to maintain when all it takes is a couple hours and drive north on Interstate-35. “It helps if you’ve got a face that will pop into your school just to say hi,” Milleson said. “I’ll tell Joe Bob when he comes in that we probably don’t have anybody for him. He says, ‘That’s OK coach, I just want to see the kids and visit with you guys. Make sure we’re taking care of the things we can do to help you.’ They’ve done a great job of trying to build relationships. “To have coaches come in, express interest and really get to know you on a personal level speaks volumes for programs. Oklahoma State is not the only one who does it, but it’s huge.” Gundy said his staff normally crosses paths with KU, KSU, Nebraska and Arkansas on the Kansas recruiting trail, but that’s about it. “People just aren’t coming through as often,” Milleson said. “We’ve got great kids that don’t get the press through those rating sites because we don’t have a plethora of those types of kids that get that exposure.” Among OSU’s future Kansas targets is 2016 defensive end Amani Bledsoe out of Lawrence High School. Scout ranks the 6-foot-5 and 265-pound prospect as a four-star recruit, and he’s already secured offers from the Cowboys, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas Tech and others. And who else but Clements, with all his Kansas ties, has recruited Bledsoe from the start. “We should continue to go up there,” Spencer said, “And we will.”
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 3, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the kind of guy who would bust your lip, then regretfully drive you to the hospital. A "cool individual" around other guys, but a bit too "touchy-feely" with the ladies, family friend Rod Brown says."He doesn't mean to be creepy; he's just a little off, just a little awkward," says Brown, who's known "LJ" for about 15 years. "If he gets...
UVa kidnap suspect: 'Gentle giant' or predator?
JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press | Oct 3, 2014CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the kind of guy who would bust your lip, then regretfully drive you to the hospital. A "cool individual" around other guys, but a bit too "touchy-feely" with the ladies, family friend Rod Brown says. "He doesn't mean to be creepy; he's just a little off, just a little awkward," says Brown, who's known "LJ" for about 15 years. "If he gets around women, I've never seen it NOT be awkward." Authorities say Matthew's interactions with women went way beyond awkward. The former college football lineman and sometime cab driver is in jail on a charge of "abduction with intent to defile" in the Sept. 13 disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham. Police say forensic evidence also connects the 32-year-old Charlottesville man to the 2009 murder of another college student, which in turn is linked by DNA to a 2005 sexual assault in northern Virginia. Friends expressed shock that this "gentle giant" — he's 6-foot-2 and weighs 270 pounds — could be suspected of such violence. But court records reveal a man capable of explosive rage, and hounded from one college, then another by allegations of sexual assault. "It's just a sad story," says Brud Bicknell, who coached Matthew on the Monticello High Mustangs. Defense attorney James Camblos III has said only that Matthew comes from a "hardworking, blue-collar" family. "Neither Mr. Matthews (sic) nor I are giving interviews at this time. If you're calling about an interview or to chat, do not leave a message," his answering machine says. Matthew wrestled, played football and ran track at Charlottesville's Albemarle High School. Then in 1998, his junior year, he was transferred from overcrowded Albemarle to the newly completed Monticello High, and his parents separated. Debra Carr Matthew retained custody of Jesse and his younger sister, Latasha. Court records show Jesse Matthew Sr., with a history of public intoxication arrests and one misdemeanor indecent exposure conviction, was living an hour away in Farmville and owed several thousand dollars in support. The younger Matthew seemed destined to rise above all this. He became co-captain of the Monticello football squad as a senior, and then enrolled in psychology at evangelist Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, where he suited up as a redshirt defensive lineman for the Flames. His college career took a sharp wrong turn in his junior year, when a fellow student accused Matthew of raping her. Matthew withdrew from Liberty on Oct. 17, 2002 — hours after a reported sexual assault behind the university's sports arena. The university said privacy laws prevent disclosing more details, or explaining why Matthew withdrew. Prosecutors said the case was dropped when the woman declined to press charges. Matthew returned to school in January 2003, enrolling at Christopher Newport University in southeast Virginia. He joined their football team that August, but the second act was short-lived. On Sept. 7, 2003, a fellow student accused him of sexual assault on the Newport News campus. Five days after the attack, Matthew dropped off the team roster; a month later, he was gone. University spokesman Bruce Bronstein said "the matter was thoroughly investigated by University Police. No physical injuries were reported. The victim chose not to proceed with a criminal prosecution." Student privacy laws cloak that case as well, but another CNU spokeswoman, Lori Jacobs, observed that "students don't usually leave in the second month of the semester or leave the football team within a month." Back in Charlottesville, the former tackle went from rushing quarterbacks to hustling for fares and tips behind the wheel of a taxicab. On June, 4, 2009, Charlottesville attorney Erik Wilke had just pulled out of a convenience store south of UVA's Scott Stadium when he heard persistent honking behind him. Wilke sped up and turned left, but the Access Taxi minivan continued its pursuit, the driver honking and shouting out the window. Wilke finally pulled over, and Matthew boxed him in, angrily accusing the lawyer of cutting him off. When Wilke threatened to call the police after Matthew refused to move, Matthew exploded. "He then got out of his car and walked up to my window," Wilke told police. "He reached in my window and grabbed my cellphone out of my hand. I attempted to get out of the car to get my phone back, and as I was doing so he punched me twice in the face." The blows knocked off Wilke's eyeglasses. Wilke told police that Matthew took his phone to his van, where he "eventually calmed down and actually seemed remorseful." "I was bleeding from a deep cut in my lip and told him that I was going to need a ride to the hospital to get stitches," Wilke said. Matthew returned the phone, helped find Wilke's glasses, and then drove the attorney to the emergency room at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Police arrested Matthew a month later on charges of felony grand larceny and misdemeanor assault and battery on Wilke. In a request for a public defender, Matthew claimed a weekly salary of $150 and $30 cash in total assets. About two months later, on Oct. 17, 2009, Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, disappeared after leaving the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena during a Metallica concert. Her remains were found several months later in an Albemarle County hayfield. Police had no real leads on her killer, but they now had DNA to work with. In the spring of 2010, he was convicted of misdemeanor trespassing at a local garage, and Wilke agreed to drop the assault and larceny charges. In August 2012, he got a job as an operating-room orderly at UVA Medical. He often bumped into volunteer ambulance driver Dave Hansen — the men had prayed together years earlier at Calvary Chapel, where Hansen was an assistant pastor. "I always thought he was a gentle giant," says Hansen. "Just a nice guy." A night owl, Matthew was a fixture in restaurants, bars and clubs along Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. Another club-goer, Kirk Ishitani, says he sometimes ran into Matthew there. "If I went to Rapture, either he'd be there or he'd show up," says Ishitani. While he did not know Matthew well, Ishitani says, "You wouldn't get any 'Hey, I'd be scared to walk down a dark alley with this guy' kind of vibe." Graham was last seen disappearing into the early morning darkness of Sept. 13, when a jewelry store's surveillance camera captured Matthew walking off with his arm around her. Dan Harrington, who founded the awareness group "Help Save The Next Girl" after his daughter's slaying, hopes Matthew's arrest might spell the end a violent spree. "If you look at the number of cases in central Virginia, there is a large number," he says. "And it's a little scary to think: If he's not associated with more of them, then there are other people that you have to worry about." ___ Breed reported from Raleigh, N.C.; Associated Press writers Alan Suderman and Michael Felberbaum in Richmond, Virginia, also contributed to this report.
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama high school football player who collapsed on the field during a game on Friday has died.Authorities said 17-year-old Charles Henderson High School senior cornerback Demario Harris collapsed during the second quarter of the game against Davidson at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy. The Troy Messenger reports that he collapsed after a tackle.Steve...
High school player dies after collapsing in game
Associated Press | Sep 29, 2014TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama high school football player who collapsed on the field during a game on Friday has died. Authorities said 17-year-old Charles Henderson High School senior cornerback Demario Harris collapsed during the second quarter of the game against Davidson at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy. The Troy Messenger reports that he collapsed after a tackle. Steve Pearce, a spokesman for Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, tells Al.com that Harris was pronounced dead on Sunday. The Dothan Eagle reports that pastors and counselors were in two places on the Charles Henderson campus in Troy on Sunday. The football team met around 3 p.m. to be together as they mourned the loss. In the school cafeteria, counselors were available throughout the afternoon.
Western Heights enters the fifth week of the football season looking to improve to 4-1 when it faces Southeast at Star Spencer’s Twidwell Stadium on Thursday night. The Jets, under first-year coach Justin Mayhew, are coming off their first loss, 37-22 to Carl Albert last week, ending a three-game winning streak in which they outscored their opponents 171-8. Running back Gerard Giles is...
High school notebook: J.P. Lewis, Gerard Giles guiding Western Heights' turnaround
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Sep 29, 2014Western Heights enters the fifth week of the football season looking to improve to 4-1 when it faces Southeast at Star Spencer’s Twidwell Stadium on Thursday night. The Jets, under first-year coach Justin Mayhew, are coming off their first loss, 37-22 to Carl Albert last week, ending a three-game winning streak in which they outscored their opponents 171-8. Running back Gerard Giles is averaging 15.8 yards per carry, with 665 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on just 43 carries. Quarterback J.P. Lewis has completed 77 percent of his passes for 701 yards and 13 touchdowns with just one interception. Rudy Thompson and Kevin Rassett each have five touchdown receptions. This is the Jets’ best start to a season since 2008, when they began 4-0 and went on to an 8-3 mark, losing in the first round of the playoffs. SOUTHWEST CONVENANT’S CLOUD BEATS FATHER FOR FIRST WIN Southwest Covenant coach Trey Cloud isn’t sure how Christmas will be around his family. Cloud is in his first year as the head coach of the Patriots and he got his first career win last week, beating Corn Bible 32-26. It just came at the expense of beating his father and mentor, Curt Cloud. “It’s one of those, he was obviously was not happy but at the same time he told me right after the game, ‘I’m proud of you,’” Trey Cloud said. “It was kinda bittersweet but not really. It was sweet for me, but bitter for him.” Cloud, 23, played for his father at Wesleyan Christian in Bartlesville. He was the assistant coach at Southwest Covenant last season before being promoted this offseason. Little did he know he would beat his father for win No. 1. “Everybody’s asking me how Thanksgiving is going to be,” Cloud said. “I’m having Thanksgiving with my wife’s family. Christmas may be a different story. He was good about it, but he was obviously frustrated about it at the same time. He’ll probably try to get me back next year.” Cloud said freshman quarterback Sam Webb played well against Corn Bible, playing through a stinger that forced his older brother Jack to move from guard to quarterback briefly. Jack later broke his collarbone while playing linebacker. The Patriots host Fox this week. CLASS A POWERS POUR IT ON It was the week of the blowout for Class A’s top 10 teams. Second-ranked Thomas’ 43-13 win over Hooker had the smallest margin of victory of any of the 10 games, which the ranked teams won by an average of 46.2 points per game. Cashion’s 82-0 win over Crescent was the most lopsided defeat, but five other games were decided by 40 or more. WELLSTON TOPS NORTHEAST FOR SECOND WIN OF SEASON Shane Page’s first season as the Wellston football coach is off to a meaningful start. The Tigers defeated Northeast 21-6 on Friday to improve to 2-2 on the year. While it might not sound monumental, it marks the first time since 2008 that the Tigers have won more than one game in a season. Wellston has not surpassed two victories since 2005. Of course, the schedule gets tougher in District 2A-2, with second-ranked Oklahoma Christian School awaiting this week.
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land first wide receiver recruit of 2015 class: Jalen McCleskey of St. Paul's High School (Covington, La.)Sep 5, 2014
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State continued its recruiting success in the southeast Thursday night. The Cowboys got their first wide receiver commit of the 2015 class when Jalen McCleskey, of St. Paul’s High School in Covington, La., announced via Twitter his intention to play for OSU.
Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land first wide receiver recruit of 2015 class: Jalen McCleskey of St. Paul's High School (Covington, La.)
Kyle Fredrickson | Sep 5, 2014STILLWATER — Oklahoma State continued its recruiting success in the southeast Thursday night. The Cowboys got their first wide receiver commit of the 2015 class when Jalen McCleskey, of St. Paul’s High School in Covington, La., announced via Twitter his intention to play for OSU: [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/09/photo-5.jpg]3379404[/img] McClesky, a three-star recruit according to Rivals and ESPN, hauled in 45 catches for 637 yards and 7 touchdowns last season as a junior. A look at his Rivals page: [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/09/photo-4.jpg]3379371[/img] McClesky is the 11th member of OSU’s 2015 class. And if he signs a letter of intent in February, he will be the third Louisiana prep standout on the Cowboys’ roster — alongside cornerback Juwan Offray and running back Sione Palelei. Coach Mike Gundy celebrated the news with this tweet: [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/09/photo-6.jpg]3379403[/img]
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Charlie Weis knows his players will be disappointed if they don't win "significantly more games" than a year ago, when they stumbled to a 3-9 finish.Exactly how many more could determine whether Weis lasts past this season.Now in the third year of a massive rebuilding job, Weis has no doubt made progress with the long-downtrodden Jayhawks. But just four wins...
Jayhawks' Weis: We expect 'significantly' more Ws
DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press | Sep 3, 2014LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Charlie Weis knows his players will be disappointed if they don't win "significantly more games" than a year ago, when they stumbled to a 3-9 finish. Exactly how many more could determine whether Weis lasts past this season. Now in the third year of a massive rebuilding job, Weis has no doubt made progress with the long-downtrodden Jayhawks. But just four wins still hasn't stoked much passion from a fan base weary of losing, and it just might take a bowl bid to finally fill Memorial Stadium again. "We've got a lot of older guys now and they're tired of losing," Weis said Tuesday before Saturday's season opener against Southeast Missouri State. "There's only one way to do it, that's work your way out of it. That's it." To be clear, there were far more problems than too few wins when Weis rolled into town. After an ugly divorce from former coach Mark Mangino, who took discipline to an extreme, the program had slid too far the other way during the Turner Gill era. Attendance at class too often became optional. Discipline was lacking throughout the entire program. Weis saw those problems and essentially cleared house in the days and weeks after his hiring, but that purge also sent a lot of talented players down the road. It was a crucial step in making things right at Kansas, but it came at the cost of victories — just one his first year. There were marginal gains last season, including his first win over a Big 12 foe, but Weis is the first to acknowledge that progress has been halting. It seems as though every time the Jayhawks are ready to take a big step forward, a modest step backward is never far off. Take this past offseason. Midway through fall camp, their top two running backs sustained season-ending injuries one day apart, making the team perilously thin at the position. Yet the Jayhawks still head into their opener Saturday with a more talented roster than at any other point during Weis's first two seasons. Sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart has proven to be an intriguing run-pass threat, a flotilla of transfers have provided an infusion of veteran leaders, and a hungry group of freshmen is barking up the two-deep roster. "Every day you show up, you want your guys to put in the best effort they possibly can," said defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, who might have as much invested in the program as anyone. Bowen attended high school within walking distance of the Kansas campus. He played for the Jayhawks during the 1990s. He got his coaching start with them as a graduate assistant, and has spent most of his career with a Jayhawk logo on his shirts. On the opposite side of the ball, Clint Reagan knows what it takes to be successful. Reagan was an offensive assistant under Mangino when the Jayhawks were making bowl games. Now, he's back at Kansas as the offensive coordinator, hired by Weis to revamp its attack. Asked whether the current Jayhawks are close to those more successful teams, Reagan replied: "It's hard to answer that. If you asked me before the 2007 season if we were going to go 12-1 and go to the Orange Bowl, that would have been a hard guess to make. "I think our players are willing to work hard. They're willing to put in the time. They're believing in the direction we're headed. When you have that, you at least have what you need to get started. Hopefully we'll be a better football team because of that, and on top of that." This season isn't about starting, though, it's about finishing. The Jayhawks' goal is to return to a bowl game for the first time since 2008, when they beat Minnesota in the Insight Bowl. It might take reaching that goal to ensure Weis and his staff has a chance to see their rebuilding effort all the way through. "Our fan base, you talk to them, you hear them. They're all hungry for us to be successful," Bowen said. "What this town, this university and community needs, it's on the coaches, the players, everyone in the organization to do what we need to do."
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 1, 2014
Florida State fans have a reputation of being mediocre travelers. Nothing like Alabama or Ohio State. But give the Seminole Nation credit. They were all over North Texas during the weekend for the OSU-FSU game Saturday night. The game at JerryWorld drew over 61,000 fans, and there appeared to be few neutral parties. Virtually everyone […]
Arlington road trip: Florida State fans impressive
Berry Tramel | Sep 1, 2014[img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/cash.jpg]3375471[/img] Florida State fans have a reputation of being mediocre travelers. Nothing like Alabama or Ohio State. But give the Seminole Nation credit. They were all over North Texas during the weekend for the OSU-FSU game Saturday night. The game at JerryWorld drew over 61,000 fans, and there appeared to be few neutral parties. Virtually everyone was in OSU orange or Florida State garnet. The Cowboys might have had a slight fan advantage, but still, there had to be at least 25,000 Florida State fans in the building. Quite the turnout consider Tallahassee, Fla., is about 900 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth. This was an old-hat road trip for me and for OSU fans. Been to Dallas a lot. This was OSU’s third game in DFW in its last 15 games overall — the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Purdue on Jan. 1, 2013, followed by the Cotton Bowl Classic game last season against Missouri and now Florida State. And the Cowboys play at TCU later this season. Anyway, here are the highlights of our short and familiar trip. DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON We stayed in Las Colinas, just southeast of DFW Airport. We went down to Arlington for dinner Friday night to hook up with Fox- 23 (Tulsa) sports director Nathan Thompson. Nate and our man Johnny Damon went to high school together in Bartlesville, which is an impressive collection of talent in the Oklahoma sports videography realm. But I told them not as impressive as the Norman High School dynasty of Oklahoma sports media, classes of 1974 through 1981. Dean Blevins (KWTV-9), Bob Barry Jr. (KFOR-4), myself and Mike Steely (107.7 the Franchise) all came through Norman High. Anyway, we went to dinner at Babe’s Chicken House. They’ve got 10 spread out over DFW. Fried chicken, fried catfish, chicken fry steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, cream corn, green beans and biscuits, served family style. Each Babe’s is set in old downtowns, with rustic and vintage decor. Really cool spots. I never had been to downtown Arlington. I always think of Arlington as Six Flags, the Ballpark, now JerryWorld and Interstate 30, connecting Dallas and Fort Worth. The old turnpike. Arlington, of course, is a huge place, with a population of 374,000 at the end of 2011. But before it became the size of Tulsa, Arlington was a regular Texas town. And it’s trying to keep its downtown alive. Babe’s sits in sort of a town square, next to the Arlington Music Hall, where a Johnny Cash revue is upcoming. Really neat-looking building. Turns out, city fathers throughout the Metroplex recruit Babe’s to come to their downtowns, helping with revitilzation, because each Babe’s draws as many as 400,000 customers a year. Babe’s are located in Roanoke, Carrollton, Frisco, Sanger, Arlington, Garland, Burleson, Cedar Hill and Granbury. I’ve been to four now, and they’re all outstanding. The cost per person is something $14. You walk away full and thinking of old-time Sunday dinners at your mom’s house. LAS COLINAS The upscale district is an interesting place. Home to the new College Football Playoff headquarters. Home to corporations that attract business visitors en masse during the week. Home to Yuppies (is that still a word?) living in condos. We stay at Las Colinas a lot because you can get fantastic hotel rates on the weekends. We stayed this weekend at a full Marriott for $94 a night. During OU-Texas weekend, the Courtyard goes for $79 a night; it’s $179 a night during the week. The Marriott this time was loaded with Florida State and OSU fans. We shared some TV time with a Florida State group. We came back from dinner Friday night and noticed the Colorado State-Colorado game on a lobby television. Our new OSU beat man, Kyle Fredrick Fieldhouse, grew up in Fort Collins, Colo., so naturally is a big CSU fan. The Marriott, like most swanky hotels, has a meager cable TV lineup, so we didn’t get Fox Sports1 in our rooms. But it was in the lobby. So we sat down and watched the second half. When we got there, Colorado led 17-7. Colorado State dominated the rest of the game and won 28-17. The Fieldhouse was quite pleased. The next morning, I woke up early — I always do on the road — and was rewarded with college football at dawn. Penn State-Central Florida from Dublin was on ESPN2. So I watched football into the afternoon, until Johnny Damon called to grab some lunch. We went down to a little Italian cafe in the heart of Las Colinas and had a slice of pizza and shared a salad. The cafe had UCLA-Virginia on, so we watched more football. Las Colinas is the headquarters of the Cotton Bowl during game week. The Omni hotel hosts the Cotton Bowl functions. We’ll see if OU and OSU make as many Cotton Bowl trips as they have recently (three of the last five years). The Cotton Bowl now is a major bowl and unaffiliated with any conference. DRIVING DFW As I’ve told you in the past, the Bush Turnpike is a game-changer in DFW. Getting from the guts of Dallas to the affluent northeast suburbs of Plano and McKinney and Frisco, getting from North Dallas to Las Colinas, from Las Colinas to Arlington, it’s all gravy now, compared to the old days, thanks to the Bush. We got to the stadium easily and got into the stadium easy. My old days of covering the Dallas Cowboys taught me the easy way to get to JerryWorld’s north parking lot, and we sailed right in. We parked right next to the officiating crew, which was arriving at the same time. They were from the Pac-12 and did an OK job, from what I could tell. Missed that pass interference committed against OSU’s Jhajuan Seales, but those things happen. The stadium remains a marvel. The giant video screen is must-watch television, either live or on replay. My established method is anything on the far side of midfield, I’m watching the video. Anything on my side (we’re in the corner pressbox), I’ll watch live. OSU fans clearly love JerryWorld. They keep coming back strong. We walked half the interior suite level of JerryWorld. An escalator took us up to our level, dumping us at Cotton Bowl headquarters. Then we walked the hallways, which are filled with photos commemorating the Dallas Cowboys’ storied success. Not much of it recent, of course. After the game, we shot a video on the field and you get a different sense of the awesomeness of the place. It’s quite the spectacle, with light shows and Ford trucks dangling in one end zone, the giant video board hanging above your head, the seats and suites that seem to stretch to the sky except you can’t see the sky because the roof is closed. One heck of a place to play a football game. MORNING IN DALLAS The great thing about games in DFW is that you can get home quick. Sometimes, I drove home after the games. I didn’t do that this time, because the older you get, the harder it is. We stagged back to the hotel room sometime around 2:15 a.m., I got to sleep around 3 a.m. and my phone alarm went off at 6:45. I know I was tired because I was disoriented when the alarm went off. I’m a light sleeper. I wake up fully charged almost every morning. Not this time, I didn’t know where I was, I was worried about getting the alarm off so I wouldn’t wake my wife except she wasn’t with me. It was a weird feeling. I had slept with the curtains open. The Dish wants a room pitch-black in which to sleep, but my Marriott room looked out over a beautiful Las Colinas lake, with some cool lighting. I left the curtains opens. I’d rather have the Dish with me, though. Anyway, I got cleaned up, got downstairs by 7:15 and met Johnny Damon for the trip home. I try to get back for church when I can, and I could. So Johnny Damon was a trooper; he had been up all night producing his video packages for newsok, but he rode along with me in the video department’s Jeep Cherokee, then I dropped myself off in Norman and he went on. Driving Dallas early on a Sunday morning is easy. No traffic. The only problem I saw — which I never had seen before — were local peace officers parked off the interstate, ready to pop on for speeders. Not much crime to monitor, I suppose, so they look for interstate income. But once we cleared Denton, that worry was gone. I pulled off in Gainesville to stop at a Whataburger for breakfast, but the Gainesville Whataburger is two miles off I-35, so we weren’t doing that. We zipped back onto I-35 and waited until Ardmore. Whataburger can be slow, and the car in front of us must have ordered breakfast for Cox’s army, but we finally were back on our way. I like Whataburger because I like their milk shakes. They’re thick. Lots of people talk a thick shake. Whataburger actually produces a thick shake. Anyway, we got to Norman at 10 a.m., so our timing was perfect.
DE Frank Alexander (Carolina): Suspended the first four games after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Alexander, a 2012 fourth-round pick, has been a backup in the Panthers’ defensive-line rotation. Alexander has compiled 33 tackles in 28 games, including 3 1/2 sacks. QB Sam Bradford (St. Louis): The former No. 1 overall pick’s career in the crosshairs after he suffered another torn...
Former Sooners in the NFL: A look at ex-OU players on NFL rosters and those who didn't make the cut
BY MIKE BALDWIN | Aug 30, 2014DE Frank Alexander (Carolina): Suspended the first four games after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Alexander, a 2012 fourth-round pick, has been a backup in the Panthers’ defensive-line rotation. Alexander has compiled 33 tackles in 28 games, including 3 1/2 sacks. QB Sam Bradford (St. Louis): The former No. 1 overall pick’s career in the crosshairs after he suffered another torn ACL injury in preseason. Bradford has notched stats (11,065 yards, 58.6 percent completion rate, 59-to-38 touchdown-to-interception ratio), that indicate he could still develop into an NFL franchise quarterback if the Putnam North product can stay healthy. WR Justin Brown (Pittsburgh): Darrius Heyward-Bey’s strong camp showing made it tough for Brown to make the 53-man roster, but he made it. On the Steelers’ practice squad last season, Brown at some point could get an opportunity to work his way onto the field. WR Ryan Broyles (Detroit): For the second straight year the NCAA’s all-time leading receptions leader was forced to overcome a major injury, this time a ruptured Achilles tendon. A second-round pick in 2012, Broyles has been limited to 16 games, but the Norman product led the Lions in receiving in preseason, further proof he can contribute when healthy. Last year, he played in only 10 games but had 22 catches. S Quinton Carter (Denver): Trying to rebound from two lost seasons because of a knee injury, Carter played well his rookie season but must prove he’s healthy to play a key role. Carter started 12 games his rookie season (2011) and compiled 49 tackles his first two seasons before the knee injury led to a lengthy rehabilitation. OG Chris Chester (Washington): Entering his ninth season, the former second-round pick has started 95 games, including all 48 games the past three seasons. Chester returns to his right guard slot, one of the Hogs assigned to protect QB Robert Griffin III. CB: Aaron Colvin (Jacksonville): Sidelined by a knee injury, the Owasso product was placed on the non-football injury list. Colvin is prohibited from practicing or playing the first six weeks and must be activated by Week 11 to play his rookie season. TE Jermaine Gresham (Cincinnati): In four seasons, the Ardmore product has compiled 218 receptions for 2,262 yards and 19 touchdowns. Playing in a two-tight end package last season, Gresham hauled in 46 passes for 458 yards and four TDs. But the Bengals keep adding quality tight ends — Tyler Eifert last year, Ryan Hewitt this season. TE James Hanna (Dallas): A sixth-round pick two years ago, Hanna has solidified a roster spot as the Cowboys’ No. 3 tight end. In his first two seasons, Hanna has hauled in 20 catches and serves as an extra blocker in short-yardage situations. CB Demontre Hurst (Chicago): The Bears are loaded with talented cornerbacks, but Hurst played well enough to make the 53-man roster after spending a year on the practice squad. Hurst could eventually work his way into Chicago’s nickel package. S Tony Jefferson (Arizona): Proving he should have been drafted in the third or fourth round, Jefferson will be the Cardinals’ starting strong safety entering the season. As a rookie, Jefferson played in all 16 games, including two starts. He compiled 24 tackles. OT Lane Johnson (Philadelphia): The fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson will miss the first four games for testing positive for a banned substance. Johnson started all 16 games his rookie season and was an All-Rookie selection, but he won’t be eligible to return until Oct. 5. QB Landry Jones (Pittsburgh): OU’s all-time leading passer, a fourth-round pick in 2013, Jones started the Steelers’ preseason finale but failed to lead Pittsburgh on a scoring drive. Jones, though, held onto his tenuous roster spot as the No. 3 quarterback after completing 57-of-110 passes for 572 yards with two TDs and four interceptions the past two years in preseason games. OG Davin Joseph (St. Louis): The Rams signed the veteran O-lineman, who appeared in 100 games, including 99 starts, the past seven years with Tampa Bay. The two-time Pro Bowler is embracing the fresh start in a team that’s trying to take the next step despite losing Sam Bradford. LB Travis Lewis (Detroit): A reserve, Lewis has appeared in 25 games his first two seasons. Lewis primarily has been relegated to special teams duties, compiling only nine tackles. OT Phil Loadholt (Minnesota): A second-round pick in 2009, the Vikings’ right tackle has started 78 games his first five seasons, missing only two games. Scouts graded him at a Pro-Bowl level last season but he wasn’t named to the squad. He still has three years left on a $25 million extension. LB Curtis Lofton (New Orleans): Ranked in the top 10 among all NFL players for tackles the past five seasons, Lofton begins his seventh season, his third with the Saints. The Kingfisher product compiled 125 tackles last season and has 740 in his career. DT Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay): The third overall pick in the 2010 draft, McCoy turned in a Pro Bowl season. Ranked as one of the top players in the NFL regardless of position, the Southeast High School product collected 50 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks, a breakthrough season that established McCoy an elite defensive tackle. DT Stacy McGee (Oakland): Coming off a solid rookie season, the Muskogee product compiled 15 tackles in 15 games last season that included five starts. McGee will back up veteran Antonio Smith, who signed with Oakland, but the 2013 sixth-round pick is entrenched on the depth chart. FB Trey Millard (San Francisco): A seventh-round draft pick, Millard was placed on the injured reserve list, still working his way back from a knee injury he suffered while in college. RB DeMarco Murray (Dallas): Injuries have always been the key variable. Murray played in 14 games last season to rush for a career high 1,121 yards and seven touchdowns. He also compiled 53 receptions to develop into a two-way threat. He’s missed eight games his first three seasons, but when healthy he’s rushed for 2,681 yards. LB Corey Nelson (Denver): A seventh-round pick, Nelson seized an opportunity when injuries mounted in camp and made the Broncos’ 53-man roster as a weakside linebacker who will also play a key role on special teams. RB Adrian Peterson (Minnesota): After becoming the 28th running back in NFL history to reach 10,000 career yards rushing, Peterson this season can move into the top 15 all-time, leapfrogging names like John Riggins and O.J. Simpson. Entering his eighth season, Peterson rushed for 1,266 yards in 14 games last season. WR Jalen Saunders (NY Jets): The fourth-round pick is one of three receivers the Jets drafted, all fighting for roster spots in addition to several young receivers invited to camp. OT Donald Stephenson (Kansas City): After serving as a backup his first two seasons, Stephenson inherited the starting right tackle job but then was given a suspension for failing the NFL’s substance abuse policy. In his two seasons in his hometown, Stephenson has appeared in all 32 games with the Chiefs, including 14 starts. WR Kenny Stills (New Orleans): A fifth-round pick, Stills was a steal. A big-play threat, Stills hauled in 32 catches his rookie season. His 20.0 yards-per-catch average led the NFL. After a solid debut, Stills is in the starting lineup opposite veteran Marques Colston. No longer limited to third-down snaps, Stills could have a breakout season. P Tress Way (Washington): After being cut by the Bears, Way hooked up with Washington and won its punting job, for now. In the preseason, he had an impressive showing with four punts for a 45.3-yard average and a 43.3-yard net over the final two preseason games. RB Damien Williams (Miami): The rookie earned the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller, beating out veteran Daniel Thomas, the K-State product whose career is now in limbo. OT Trent Williams (Washington): The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Williams is entrenched as the Redskins starting left tackle after developing into one of the best “blind side” blockers in the NFL. Selected to the Pro Bowl, Williams has started 55 games for the Redskins, including all 32 games the past two seasons. OU players who were cut WR Lacolton Bester (Houston): Among eight receivers battling for five roster spots, Bester recorded only one reception in preseason but a strong camp showing could land him a spot on the practice squad after he was one of the Texans final cuts. OT Cory Brandon (Arizona): In his fourth season, with his third team, Brandon was on the Bears’ practice squad two years ago and was briefly activated without appearing in a game. He signed with the Cardinals and hopes to be re-signed to the practice squad. RB Brennan Clay (Denver): The unrestricted free agent caused a stir in camp with his trash talking and all-out, physical style but was cut. It was a tough roster to crack with Monte Ball entrenched as the starter backed up by Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. LB Keenan Clayton (Arizona): Originally a fourth-round pick by Philadelphia, Clayton compiled 48 career tackles in 36 games in three seasons with the Eagles and Raiders. He wasn’t on an active NFL roster last season but was trying to revive his career with the Cardinals. RB Roy Finch (New England): After an up-and-down career with the Sooners, Finch had a strong training camp. He didn’t make the final roster but has a good shot to be re-signed to the Patriots practice squad. CB Jamell Fleming (Jacksonville): In his second season with the Jaguars, after two seasons with the Cardinals, Fleming faced stiff competition for one of the final two backup cornerback vacancies and wasn’t beaten out for the final vacancy. CB Dominique Franks (Baltimore): He played in only 13 defensive snaps last season with the Falcons, but because of injuries he seized an opportunity in his first Ravens training camp. With cornerback Aaron Ross out for the season the Ravens’ depth has taken a hit. He was cut but the former fifth-round pick could resurface with the Ravens. C Gabe Ikard (Tennessee): An undrafted free agent, the McGuinness product was competing for a shot on the 53-man roster but was waived after suffering a knee injury. OT Bronson Irwin (Houston): The undrafted rookie signed late in the summer with the Texans and lasted until the final cut on Saturday which could be a sign the Mustang product will be re-signed to the Texans’ practice squad on Sunday. DE David King (Cincinnati): He spent part of last season on the Bengals’ practice squad, which puts him back in the competition for a roster spot but once again failed to make the 53-man roster. Another season on the practice squad would allow him to stay in the mix if he’s resigned by the Bengals on Sunday. WR Jaz Reynolds (Tennessee): An undrafted free agent, Reynolds is one of a dozen receivers in camp. He was a long shot to grab one of the five or six receiver spots but is still hoping to land a practice roster spot. DT Casey Walker (Carolina): An undrafted free agent, Walker spent most of last seasons on the Panthers’ practice squad. He was cut on Saturday but once again should land a spot on the practice squad, hoping to eventually join former OU teammate Frank Alexander in the Panthers’ D-line rotation.
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio.The game between Garfield Heights and Collinwood was in the third quarter Friday night when officials halted play because of an on-field altercation and two more in the stands. At least three people were arrested.Garfield Heights City...
Ohio prep football game halted after fights
Associated Press | Aug 29, 2014GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio. The game between Garfield Heights and Collinwood was in the third quarter Friday night when officials halted play because of an on-field altercation and two more in the stands. At least three people were arrested. Garfield Heights City Schools said in a statement that the decision to stop play was appropriate and any students involved will be dealt with "swiftly and appropriately." Garfield Heights is located a couple miles southeast of Cleveland.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace — Charlie Weis.Weis had a chance to see what Reagan could do firsthand the past couple of seasons, when his Rice offenses helped engineer two wins over the Jayhawks. So when Weis decided after last season that...
Jayhawks' Reagan hired by Weis to replace _ Weis
DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press | Aug 27, 2014LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace — Charlie Weis. Weis had a chance to see what Reagan could do firsthand the past couple of seasons, when his Rice offenses helped engineer two wins over the Jayhawks. So when Weis decided after last season that he wanted to hire an offensive coordinator and spend more time overseeing the entire program, he reached out to the up-and-coming coach with the Kansas ties. The response from Reagan? Well, call it a simple case of "if you can beat 'em, join 'em." "From the very first phone call with Coach Weis, he said he wanted to give up control of the offense and spend his time being the head coach," Reagan said, "and he wanted me to come in and run the spread offense, and that's exactly what he's done. He's allowed me to do what we want to do." That's why the potential for a lot of uncomfortable moments has vanished. "He's sat back and saw things and mentioned them, and mostly philosophically. When you have a guy that's won four Super Bowl rings, you want to learn something," Reagan said. "But it is our offensive staff's offense. It's not our offensive staff with an asterisk on it." Besides, the two offenses could not be more dissimilar. Weis prefers to run the kind of pro-style offense that made a star of Tom Brady with the New England Patriots. He likes big quarterbacks with bigger arms who can sling the ball all over the field, preferably to a flotilla of equally big, rangy wide receivers. The problem is finding the right personnel in the college game. There simply aren't many young quarterbacks and wide receivers with those skills or that pedigree. So the past two seasons have been a struggle for the Kansas offense, which has churned through several quarterbacks while failing to score enough in the points-a-plenty Big 12. Reagan runs a version of the spread in which the quarterback tends to be an athlete capable of running, not only on designed plays but when things break down. Those kinds of players tend to be a more plentiful in the college ranks, where many quarterbacks in high school run option or spread offenses. And the Jayhawks just happened to have one already on their roster in sophomore Montell Cozart, their new starter. "What we've done now is add an extra runner with Montell," Weis said. "He fits John's scheme way better than my scheme, because in my scheme the quarterback is not a runner." The Jayhawks certainly could use an extra runner these days. They've already lost their top two running backs, Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox, to season-ending injuries. "I ran this a little bit in high school, so I'm more familiar with the spread," Cozart said. "When Coach Reagan came in, it gave me more confidence. And this offense is a lot more fun." Reagan bounced around for years before making a name for himself with the Jayhawks under Mark Mangino. He was in charge of the running game from 2005-09, a period over which the long-suffering program had some of its best seasons and pumped out several NFL players. He spent the past four seasons at Rice, helping lead the Owls to a Conference USA title in 2013. Last season, they had one of the nation's top running attacks. "I feel like it is more simplified than Coach Weis' offense, and I like it a lot more," said wide receiver Tony Pierson. "Coach Weis, you have a long sentence that you really have to think about what you have on the play. This is much more simple." The big question will be whether it's more effective. Kansas will begin to find out when it opens the season Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State.
Oklahoma State football: Candidates for eight freshmen Mike Gundy says will play against Florida StateAug 26, 2014
The Oklahoma State coach has said twice in the past week that at least eight true freshmen will play in the season opener on Saturday. But Gundy hasn't identified those players. Here's a closer look at eight new faces who have the potential to fill those roles.
Oklahoma State football: Candidates for eight freshmen Mike Gundy says will play against Florida State
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Aug 26, 2014STILLWATER — Among all the statistics that show Oklahoma State’s inexperience this season, none have quite the punch as a certain sound bite coach Mike Gundy gave during a radio interview on Monday. The Cowboys, he said, will play at least eight true freshmen on Saturday against Florida State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “I mentioned to them as a team in a group setting, I said, ‘You guys have a great opportunity … you’re playing high school ball last year and now you get to play the returning national champions.’ I kind of looked at some of them and they looked at me,” Gundy recalled in an interview with SiriusXM College radio. “And I said, ‘Now, you guys do know you’ve got to go out there and play?’ I kind of joked with them a little bit.” If Gundy’s prediction becomes a reality, those freshman Cowboys will have quite the story to tell their grandkids someday — about their first college football game coming against the reigning Heisman winner in an NFL stadium on prime-time TV. It also shows why the Vegas odds are against the Cowboys. Those freshmen step in as 17 starters from last season are gone. But paired with the unknown is optimism. The final word out of fall camp was that the incoming class was focused and prepared to a level that surprised even the most veteran Cowboys. “A lot of these young guys are actually really mature for their age,” senior defensive tackle James Castleman said. “A lot of these young guys came in with the attitude; they want to kill, they want to play. Football comes first for a lot of them. They’re not expecting to be redshirted … they’re expecting to get out there and make plays.” Gundy hasn’t identified those eight freshmen he says will play. But if you examine that crop of young Cowboys in terms of OSU’s most glaring needs this season, a few stand out as legitimate candidates. Here’s a look at eight possible options for true freshmen who might play Week 1 and beyond this season. — — — LB Justin Phillips / 6-0, 215 / Pearland, Texas Phillips is one freshman who likely won’t be fazed by the setting on Saturday. He completed his high school football career eight months ago inside AT&T Stadium with a loss in the state title game. Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer specifically mentioned Phillips as a standout in the Cowboys’ final fall camp scrimmage. High school credentials: Phillips finished his senior year at Pearland (Texas) High School with 86 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. He also returned a fumble 88 yards for a touchdown in the state championship game. Other offers included Baylor, Boise State and Iowa State. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “Justin Phillips has really showed up. He can tackle.” — Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer — — — LB Gyasi Akem / 6-1, 210 / Broken Arrow, Okla. Akem certainly looks the part with his physique and athleticism. The Broken Arrow product was among the top-10 most highly touted outside linebacker recruits in the nation last season. If given the opportunity, he could provide needed depth at linebacker and on special teams in 2014. High school credentials: At Broken Arrow, he recorded 67 tackles, one sack and one interception last season to earn all-state honors from The Oklahoman. Akem received offers from more than dozen top programs, including Oklahoma, Clemson, Kansas State, Baylor and Tennessee. Rivals ranking: 4 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “He could have the size to play multiple positions, like inside linebacker or outside linebacker.” — Spencer. — — — LB Kirk Tucker / 6-2, 190 / Tucker, Ga. Tucker is one of the potential replacements for Shaun Lewis at “star” linebacker, a hybrid position that requires length and speed. Those both seem to be strong attributes for Tucker, whose reported 40-yard dash time is 4.55 seconds. High school credentials: Tucker put up impressive numbers as a safety at Tucker (Ga.) High School his senior year: 55 tackles, eight sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles. He held scholarship offers from Oregon, Ohio State, Stanford and others. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “He’s a safety; outside linebacker and the first thing that jumps out at you on film is his blitz skills and he’s a very aggressive player.” — Spencer. — — — CB Juwan Offray / 5-11, 180 / New Orleans Offray’s signing is an example of the OSU recruiting staff’s range outside Texas and Oklahoma. His talents will likely land him in the defensive backfield rotation and on special teams. Offray is hyper-athletic as a former three-sport standout. High school credentials: Offray played at New Orleans’ Edna Karr High School, a powerhouse in southeast Louisiana, where he was an all-state selection. Offray also played offense and defense in an All-American game. He had offers from Nebraska and South Alabama. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “He is going to play corner for us, but then will also provide, especially early in his career, big-time depth on special teams.” — Cornerbacks coach Van Malone. — — — CB Ramon Richards / 6-0, 180 / San Antonio Richards is a project player with a ton of upside. He starred mostly at quarterback in high school and played sparingly in the defensive backfield. But Richards’ athletic ability was off the charts. So coaches offered him a spot at cornerback, and because of depth issues, Richards could be utilized early in his career. High school credentials: Richards passed for 1,630 yards with 13 touchdowns and rushed for 642 yards with 13 additional scores for Brackenridge High School in San Antonio. That earned him first-team all-area honors. Richards had a choice of schools that included Harvard, Yale, Rice and Houston. Rivals ranking: 2 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “What he has is great ability with the ball in his hands, just like what we used to watch with Justin Gilbert, so that excites us.” — Malone. — — — WR James Washington / 6-0, 193 / Stamford, Texas Tyreek Hill was the most hyped Cowboy on offense throughout fall camp. Washington was a close second. His acrobatic skill set and early success in practice have given coaches the difficult choice to either redshirt or play the freshman in a deep group of wideouts. High school credentials: Washington won the Class 1A state championship his senior season at Stamford (Texas) High School. He played on both sides of the ball last year; exceeding 1,300 yards receiving while recording 42 tackles and seven interceptions. Washington had scholarship offers from Texas, TCU, Texas Tech and others. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “Still raw, but he has a great, great athletic gene, I guess you’d call it, because he’s down the field fast. He has great leaping ability, very springy. Soft hands.” — Receivers coach Kasey Dunn. — — — WR Chris Lacy / 6-3, 191 / DeSoto, Texas Coaches are likely debating whether to redshirt Lacy, too. His size, length and speed could make him an immediate deep threat starting this season. He averaged more than 20 yards per catch last year. The Cowboys would love that kind of production in 2014. High school credentials: Lacy was the offensive MVP of a DeSoto (Texas) High School team that reached the state semifinals. He also hauled in 16 touchdowns. Lacy’s offer list included Arizona State, Missouri and Iowa. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “I think our system here fits Chris’ skill set very much, so I think it will be a great match and he’s going to have a promising future at Oklahoma State.” — Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. — — — QB Mason Rudolph / 6-4, 217 / Rock Hill, S.C. Here’s the wild card of the group. If both of the other Cowboy quarterbacks struggle early and often in the opener, Gundy might throw Rudolph out there to see how the true freshman responds. If coaches feel like Rudolph is the sure-fire quarterback of the future, there’s no better teacher than experience. High school credentials: Rudolph won a state title last season at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C., and passed for 4,377 yards and 64 touchdowns. He ran a spread offense similar to the Cowboys. Rudolph had offers from Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame and others. Rivals ranking: 4 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “Mason’s very familiar with that offense and feels real comfortable throwing the ball down the field and gets it out really well. He spins the ball tremendously.” — Yurcich