Carl Albert Titians football
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|2012-08-31||vs||Southmoore||L||21 - 48|
|2012-09-07||vs||Coweta||L||19 - 21|
|2012-09-14||@||Duncan||W||31 - 10|
|2012-09-21||@||Deer Creek||L||7 - 21|
|2012-09-28||vs||McGuinness||L||32 - 42|
|2012-10-05||@||Guthrie||L||17 - 21|
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|2012-10-18||vs||Guymon||W||62 - 0|
|2012-10-26||@||Western Heights||W||74 - 8|
|2012-11-02||@||El Reno||W||55 - 7|
|2012-11-09||@||Del City||W||28 - 21|
|2012-11-16||vs||Claremore||W||41 - 16|
|2012-11-23||vs||McGuinness||W||56 - 33|
|2012-12-01||@||Tulsa East Central||W||24 - 8|
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Sep 30, 2015
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: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 30, 2015Every 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: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
EDMOND NORTH'S RUN GAME SHINES IN WIN Even without its top running back Friday, Edmond North found a way to establish its run game in a 26-14 win over Stillwater. The Huskies (1-2) were forced to turn to sophomore Alex Smith and Darius McGlothin when starter Jerry Minnifield re-injured his hamstring on the game's opening play. McGlothin finished with a touchdown and 68 yards, and Smith rushed...
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BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 22, 2015EDMOND NORTH'S RUN GAME SHINES IN WIN Even without its top running back Friday, Edmond North found a way to establish its run game in a 26-14 win over Stillwater. The Huskies (1-2) were forced to turn to sophomore Alex Smith and Darius McGlothin when starter Jerry Minnifield re-injured his hamstring on the game's opening play. McGlothin finished with a touchdown and 68 yards, and Smith rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns. “He came in and did a good job,” Edmond North coach Scott Burger said of Smith. “It's always nice to establish the run. That opened up some things in the passing game, but it was good to see that.” Edmond North scored two touchdowns in the third after Stillwater tied the game at 14, including Smith's 2-yard score that sealed the win. Edmond North travels to Mustang this week to open district play. “We hope to keep a little momentum going,” Burger said. “I keep telling the kids it's consistency on both sides of the ball. We'll practice hard and get read for Mustang, which is obviously a really good football team. We'll be ready to go on Friday.” EDMOND MEMORIAL'S DECKER LIKELY OUT FOR SEASON Edmond Memorial quarterback Grant Decker suffered a broken bone in his throwing elbow late in the Bulldogs' 28-24 loss to Mustang last week. Decker, a junior, is expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to Memorial coach Justin Merideth. “Grant was making huge, huge improvements every week and he was really becoming a big-time playmaker for us,” Merideth said. Senior Jonah Weltzheimer will take over at quarterback. Merideth said he has full confidence in Weltzheimer moving forward. “We always made sure to give Jonah reps in games and scrimmages just for this season,” Merideth said. “He's been prepared. He watches more film than any player on our team; he prepares himself mentally to go in every game. He'll know exactly what to do and where to go with the ball. He's going to be well prepared.” Edmond Memorial plays Edlam rival Edmond Santa Fe at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium WAYNE STARTS STRONG, MINCO NEXT While compiling six wins over the past two seasons combined, Wayne coach Brandon Sharp had to rely on a lot of freshmen and sophomores. But now, those players are growing up, and the results are beginning to show in the win column with the Bulldogs' 3-0 start. “The kids have gained some confidence, and that's a big deal,” Sharp said. “It's definitely a lot more fun being 3-0 than 0-3.” Running back Braden Smith has rushed for more than 100 yards in all three games and the Bulldog defense has been much improved this season. Of course, the road gets much tougher for Wayne in District A-4. Among the opponents on Wayne's district schedule are No. 1 Stratford, unbeaten Community Christian, Wynnewood and fifth-ranked Minco — Wayne's first opponent in district play Friday. “We're fixing to find out how good we are,” Sharp said. “Jumping into our district, man, it's a monster.” EDMOND NORTH'S HINTON COMMITS TO OKLAHOMA The Oklahoma golf program continues to focus heavily on in-state recruiting, locking up another of the state's top young players. Edmond North junior Laken Hinton announced on Twitter recently that he had verbally committed to the Sooners. He joins Yukon junior Lane Wallace in OU's 2017 recruiting class. ZANGARI FINISHES FIRST PRO SEASON STRONG Former Carl Albert star baseball player Corey Zangari recently put a nice finishing touch on his first professional season. The White Sox prospect hit .376 with eight doubles and three home runs in 28 games for the Arizona League White Sox and Great Falls Voyagers, another rookie league team. He helped the AZL team reach the league championship — which it won without Zangari — and then played the final six games for Great Falls. Zangari finished his first pro season with a .316 average, six homers, 41 RBIs and 15 doubles. Zangari, who was The Oklahoman's All-State Player of the Year last season, was selected in the sixth round of the MLB Draft by Chicago in June. He chose the White Sox over Oklahoma State, where he had signed his National Letter of Intent.
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 1-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 3-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-1 (4) 5. Southmoore, 3-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 3-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-1 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-2 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 2-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 2-1 (3) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (4) 5. Bartlesville, 3-0...
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 22, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 1-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 3-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-1 (4) 5. Southmoore, 3-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 3-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-1 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-2 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 2-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 2-1 (3) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (4) 5. Bartlesville, 3-0 (6) 6. Choctaw, 2-1 (5) 7. Sand Springs, 2-0 (7) 8. Stillwater, 0-3 (8) 9. Claremore, 2-1 (9) 10. Ponca City, 1-1 (10) Dropped out: None Class 5A 1. Lawton MacArthur, 3-0 (1) 2. Ardmore, 3-0 (4) 3. McAlester, 3-0 (5) 4. Deer Creek, 2-1 (3) 5. Altus, 3-0 (6) 6. Skiatook, 3-0 (9) 7. Del City, 2-1 (2) 8. Carl Albert, 2-1 (7) 9. Tulsa Kelley, 2-0 (8) 10. Tulsa Memorial, 3-0 (NR) Dropped out: McGuinness, 1-2 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner, 3-0 (1) 2. Oologah, 2-1 (2) 3. Anadarko, 1-1 (3) 4. Metro Christian, 2-0 (4) 5. Poteau, 3-0 (5) 6. Weatherford, 3-0 (9) 7. Tuttle, 4-0 (7) 8. Elk City, 2-1 (6) 9. Woodward, 3-0 (NR) 10. Ada, 1-2 (8) Dropped out: Glenpool, 2-1 (10) Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall, 3-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove, 3-0 (2) 3. Douglass, 3-0 (3) 4. John Marshall, 3-0 (4) 5. Lincoln Christian, 3-0 (5) 6. Victory Christian, 2-0 (6) 7. Bethany, 3-0 (7) 8. Jones, 4-0 (8) 9. Idabel, 2-1 (9) 10. Cushing, 2-0 (10) Dropped out: None Class 2A 1. Adair, 2-1 (1) 2. Lindsay, 4-0 (5) 3. Millwood, 0-1 (3) 4. Washington, 2-1 (2) 5. Stroud, 3-0 (7) 6. Davis, 1-3 (4) 7. Luther, 3-0 (9) 8. Hartshorne, 3-0 (6) 9. Chisholm, 3-0 (NR) 10. Nowata, 2-2 (8) Dropped out: Hennessey, 0-3 (10) Class A 1. Stratford, 3-0 (2) 2. Thomas, 2-1 (1) 3. Ringling, 2-0 (3) 4. Hollis, 3-0 (4) 5. Minco, 4-0 (7) 6. Kiefer, 3-0 (5) 7. Apache, 3-0 (6) 8. Mooreland, 3-0 (8) 9. Velma-Alma, 3-0 (9) 10. Cashion, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class B 1. Alex, 3-0 (1) 2. Davenport, 3-0 (2) 3. Dewar, 3-0 (3) 4. Turpin, 3-0 (5) 5. Laverne, 2-1 (4) 6. Seiling, 3-0 (6) 7. Keota, 2-0 (8) 8. Waurika, 3-0 (NR) 9. Pioneer, 2-1 (NR) 10. Pond Creek-Hunter, 1-2 (9) Dropped out: Maysville, 2-1 (7); Oaks, 2-1 (10) Class C 1. Cherokee, 3-0 (1) 2. Grandfield, 2-0 (2) 3. Fox, 3-0 (3) 4. Coyle, 3-0 (4) 5. Shattuck, 3-0 (5) 6. Deer Creek-Lamont, 3-0 (6) 7. Tipton, 2-1 (7) 8. Balko, 1-1 (8) 9. Thackerville, 2-1 (10) 10. Waynoka, 3-0 (NR) Dropped out: Bluejacket, 1-2 (9)
The third week of the season featured some impressive statistical performances around the Oklahoma City area, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why...
Vote for the NewsOK Varsity Fans' Choice High School Football Player of the Week
scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Sep 19, 2015The third week of the season featured some impressive statistical performances around the Oklahoma City area, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Chris Friday, Douglass: The junior running back had a banner night in a 38-0 shutout of Star Spencer. He rushed for a school-record 328 yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries. Braden Hudson, Putnam City: The Pirates quarterback finished 13 of 21 for 266 yards and three touchdowns as Putnam City erupted for 35 unanswered points in the second half for a 49-17 win over rival Putnam West. Hudson also had an interception on defense. Lashay Johnson, Coyle: Offense, defense or special teams, it didn’t matter to Johnson, who scored a touchdown on all three units. He returned a punt 62 yards, had a 24-yard run and took an interception 85 yards for his third score in a 48-0 win over Welch. Grant Martin, Harrah: Last year’s Little All-City Offensive Player of the Year broke loose for 328 yards and six touchdowns on 23 carries in a 55-14 win over Perkins. Diego Richards, Carl Albert: Richards was the true definition of a return specialist in Carl Albert’s 59-34 win over Duncan. He returned three kicks for scores — a 95-yard kick return and two punts of 60 and 49 yards — while also rushing for a 66-yard score. Jacob Williams, Midwest City: Williams had three of Midwest City’s five interceptions against Del City quarterback and Oregon commit Terry Wilson. The Bombers won the game 37-14 and forced six turnovers by Wilson. Maurice Wright, Luther: The second of the running backs to run for more than 300 yards on the poll, Wright did it against Class A state runner-up Cashion in a 60-48 shootout. Wright finished with 317 yards and five TDs on 26 carries. He also caught five passes for 45 yards. // Vote for the NewsOK Fans' Choice High School Football Player of the Week Vote for the NewsOK Fans' Choice High School Football Player of the Week
The third week of the season featured some impressive statistical performances around the Oklahoma City area, including a trio of 300-yard rushers, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the...
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FROM STAFF REPORTS | Sep 19, 2015The third week of the season featured some impressive statistical performances around the Oklahoma City area, including a trio of 300-yard rushers, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Chris Friday, Douglass: The junior running back had a banner night in a 38-0 shutout of Star Spencer. He rushed for a school-record 328 yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries. Braden Hudson, Putnam City: The Pirates quarterback finished 13 of 21 for 266 yards and three touchdowns as Putnam City erupted for 35 unanswered points in the second half for a 49-17 win over rival Putnam West. Hudson also had an interception on defense. Lashay Johnson, Coyle: Offense, defense or special teams, it didn't matter to Johnson, who scored a touchdown on all three units. He returned a punt 62 yards, had a 24-yard run and took an interception 85 yards for his third score in a 48-0 win over Welch. Grant Martin, Harrah: Last year's Little All-City Offensive Player of the Year broke loose for 328 yards and six touchdowns on 23 carries in a 55-14 win over Perkins. Diego Richards, Carl Albert: Richards was the true definition of a return specialist in Carl Albert's 59-34 win over Duncan. He returned three kicks for scores — a 95-yard kick return and two punts of 60 and 44 yards — while also rushing for a 66-yard score. Jacob Williams, Midwest City: Williams had three of Midwest City's five interceptions against Del City quarterback and Oregon commit Terry Wilson. The Bombers won the game 37-14 and forced six turnovers by Wilson. Maurice Wright, Luther: The second of the running backs to run for more than 300 yards on the poll, Wright did it against Class A state runner-up Cashion in a 60-48 shootout. Wright finished with 317 yards and five TDs on 26 carries. He also caught five passes for 45 yards.
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 2-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-0 (4) 5. Southmoore, 2-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 2-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-0 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-1 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-1 (NR) Dropped out: Put. City, 1-1 (10) Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 1-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 1-1 (4) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (3) 5. Choctaw, 2-0...
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 14, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 2-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-0 (4) 5. Southmoore, 2-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 2-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-0 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-1 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-1 (NR) Dropped out: Put. City, 1-1 (10) Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 1-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 1-1 (4) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (3) 5. Choctaw, 2-0 (5) 6. Bartlesville, 2-0 (6) 7. Sand Springs, 2-0 (10) 8. Stillwater, 0-2 (7) 9. Claremore, 2-0 (NR) 10. Ponca City, 1-1 (9) Dropped out: Lawton Eisenhower, 0-2 (8) Class 5A 1. Lawton MacArthur, 2-0 (1) 2. Del City, 2-0 (2) 3. Deer Creek, 2-0 (3) 4. Ardmore, 2-0 (4) 5. McAlester, 2-0 (5) 6. Altus, 2-0 (8) 7. Carl Albert, 1-1 (6) 8. Tulsa Kelley, 2-0 (NR) 9. Skiatook, 2-0 (NR) 10. McGuinness, 1-1 (7) Dropped out: Duncan, 1-1 (9); Guthrie, 1-1 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner, 2-0 (1) 2. Oologah, 1-1 (2) 3. Anadarko, 1-1 (3) 4. Metro Christian, 2-0 (5) 5. Poteau, 2-0 (6) 6. Elk City, 2-0 (7) 7. Tuttle, 3-0 (8) 8. Ada, 1-1 (9) 9. Weatherford, 2-0 (10) 10. Glenpool, 2-0 (NR) Dropped out: Harrah, 1-1 (4) Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall, 2-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove, 2-0 (2) 3. Douglass, 2-0 (3) 4. John Marshall, 2-0 (4) 5. Lincoln Christian, 2-0 (5) 6. Victory Christian, 2-0 (6) 7. Bethany, 2-0 (7) 8. Jones, 3-0 (10) 9. Idabel, 2-0 (8) 10. Cushing, 2-0 (9) Dropped out: None Class 2A 1. Adair, 1-1 (1) 2. Washington, 2-0 (3) 3. Millwood, 0-1 (2) 4. Davis, 1-2 (4) 5. Lindsay, 3-0 (6) 6. Hartshorne, 2-0 (7) 7. Stroud, 2-0 (8) 8. Nowata, 2-1 (5) 9. Luther, 2-0 (NR) 10. Hennessey, 0-2 (9) Dropped out: Oklahoma Christian, 0-2 (10) Class A 1. Thomas, 2-0 (1) 2. Stratford, 2-0 (2) 3. Ringling, 1-0 (4) 4. Hollis, 2-0 (5) 5. Kiefer, 2-0 (6) 6. Apache, 2-0 (7) 7. Minco, 3-0 (9) 8. Mooreland, 2-0 (NR) 9. Velma-Alma, 2-0 (NR) 10. Cashion, 1-1 (3) Dropped out: Talihina, 1-1 (8); Wynnewood, 0-2 (10) Class B 1. Alex, 2-0 (1) 2. Davenport, 2-0 (2) 3. Dewar, 2-0 (3) 4. Laverne, 2-0 (4) 5. Turpin, 2-0 (9) 6. Seiling, 2-0 (6) 7. Maysville, 2-0 (7) 8. Keota, 1-0 (8) 9. PC-Hunter, 1-1 (5) 10. Oaks, 2-0 (NR) Dropped out: Garber, 1-1 (10) Class C 1. Cherokee, 2-0 (1) 2. Grandfield, 1-0 (2) 3. Fox, 2-0 (3) 4. Coyle, 2-0 (4) 5. Shattuck, 2-0 (5) 6. DC-Lamont, 2-0 (6) 7. Tipton, 1-1 (8) 8. Bluejacket, 1-1 (7) 9. Balko, 1-1 (9) 10. Thackerville, 1-1 (10) Dropped out: None
Sep 12, 2015
Kobe Love, who had hardly been able to practice all week because of an illness, sacked Carl Albert quarterback Braxton Dickerson on the final play of the game to seal Midwest City’s 28-21 win over the Titans on Friday night at Rose Field.
High school football: Midwest City holds off Carl Albert's rally
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 12, 2015MIDWEST CITY — Just as they started to feel like they were going to blow out their crosstown rivals, Midwest City players instead found themselves in a dogfight to the final seconds. Kobe Love, who had hardly been able to practice all week because of an illness, sacked Carl Albert quarterback Braxton Dickerson on the final play of the game to seal Midwest City's 28-21 win over the Titans on Friday night at Rose Field. Bomber quarterback Brendan Brown hit a streaking Juwan Walker for a 71-yard touchdown on the first snap of the second half to give Midwest City a 28-0 lead. At the time, Carl Albert had accounted for just 3 yards from scrimmage for the game, and the Bombers got a little too comfortable with their situation. “We got a little too hype,” senior defensive tackle Worenn Davis said. “We needed to just stay focused. But we finished out strong.” Class 5A No. 6 Carl Albert (1-1) finished with 157 yards, including 114 passing by senior quarterback Braxton Dickerson. He rushed for two third-quarter touchdowns, then hit Diego Richards on a swing pass that went 35 yards for a touchdown to pull Carl Albert within 28-21 with 8:36 to play. Midwest City, ranked No. 4 in Class 6A Division II, was able to eat more than five minutes off the clock before giving the ball back, and the Bomber defense stiffened on Carl Albert's final two possessions. Brown turned in one of the most efficient games of his three years as a starting quarterback, completing 14 of 18 passes for 187 yards. He also rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown. “I've been a ballboy here since I was 7 years old,” Brown said with a smile. “I've grown up here. My sophomore year and junior year, I've been getting better. Now this is my year. “Our defense is great, and our offense has relied on them the past two years. But now it's our turn to step it up.” The Bombers (1-1) finished with 302 total yards, but will likely need even more production next week when they travel to face their other Mid-Del rival, Del City, which has scored 88 points through two games so far. “We've got a team full of young guys and new guys,” Davis said. “Nine new starters on each side of the ball. They come in every day to work, and we're getting better. We're making it work.”
Sep 10, 2015
The annual Backyard Bowl between Jenks and Tulsa Union at the University of Tulsa's Chapman Stadium highlights Week 2 of the high school football season. Here are The Oklahoman's top 10 games of Week 2: 1. Jenks (1-0) at Tulsa Union (0-1) 2. Lawton (1-0) at Lawton MacArthur (1-0) 3. Adair (1-0) at Locust Grove (1-0), Thursday 4. Douglass (1-0) at Millwood (0-0), Saturday 5. Oologah (1-0) at...
The Oklahoman's Top 10 games of Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 10, 2015The annual Backyard Bowl between Jenks and Tulsa Union at the University of Tulsa's Chapman Stadium highlights Week 2 of the high school football season. Here are The Oklahoman's top 10 games of Week 2: 1. Jenks (1-0) at Tulsa Union (0-1) 2. Lawton (1-0) at Lawton MacArthur (1-0) 3. Adair (1-0) at Locust Grove (1-0), Thursday 4. Douglass (1-0) at Millwood (0-0), Saturday 5. Oologah (1-0) at Skiatook (1-0) 6. Anadarko (1-0) at Altus (1-0) 7. Tulsa Kelley (1-0) at McGuinness (1-0) 8. Minco (2-0) at Crossings Christian (1-0) 9. Carl Albert (1-0) at Midwest City (0-1) 10. Broken Bow (1-0) at Idabel (1-0)
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
Sep 9, 2015
The organization’s board of directors unanimously approved the districts for the 2017 and 2018 seasons after voting against a last-minute proposal from Edmond Public Schools athletic director Mike Nunley to restore 32 teams to Class 6A.
High school football: OSSAA board denies Class 6A proposal, approves new districts
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 9, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association finally brought to close perhaps its most difficult football district realignment in years Wednesday afternoon. The organization's board of directors unanimously approved the districts for the 2017 and 2018 seasons after voting against a last-minute proposal from Edmond Public Schools athletic director Mike Nunley to restore 32 teams to Class 6A. Nunley's request was to remove both U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill from the average daily membership numbers used to classify schools and abide by the OSSAA rule that requires Class 6A to be the top 32 football-playing schools. He had the support of 20 other school districts on his presentation — including Class 5A members Carl Albert and Del City. Ultimately, the OSSAA voted 10-3 against Nunley's proposal and then made some changes to the districts proposed from the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association, but only due to geographic concerns. Del City remains west due to Claremore returning to Class 5A after it initially delayed the districts' approval last month with a protest. Claremore is in District 5A-4. The OSSAA also corrected the split of Guymon and Woodward, which were initially in opposite districts despite being the only schools in close proximity. The biggest changes came in the small schools with Wilson being granted permission to move to eight-man football. That left Class 2A with one six-team district — District 5. Class B is also comprised of 44 schools, while Class C is just 32. With the new realignment, Class 6A-I District 1 and Class 6A-II District 2 each feature just seven teams due to U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill not playing a district schedule per their four-year agreement with the OSSAA. That leaves those schools searching for an extra game, and Nunley said that's incredibly difficult considering the size of each school along with monetary issues despite the addition of Week Zero. “A home football game generates a tremendous amount of revenue that helps us support many other programs,” Nunley told the board. “I don't know a lot of 5A teams that want to play Jenks, Union, Broken Arrow or Edmond Santa Fe on a good year.” Mustang superintendent Sean McDaniel was in favor of the proposal and made a motion to move two schools playing 11-man football up a class. McDaniel doesn't feel it's in the best interest of 6A schools to have an open date between Weeks 4 and 10. "In my opinion, that's the worst time to have an open date or to scramble to try to find someone to fill the slot that may not be competitive or a lot of travel involved that's disruptive,” McDaniel said.
OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2...
High school notebook: OSSAA approves 2016-17 Class 6A, 5A baseball districts
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2 Choctaw, Edmond Santa Fe, Lawton, Midwest City, Putnam West, Southmoore, U.S. Grant, Yukon District 3 Broken Arrow, Deer Creek, Edmond North, Jenks, Ponca City, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Tulsa Washington District 4 Bartlesville, Bixby, Enid, Moore, Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa Union Class 5A District 1 Del City, Guthrie, Guymon, Noble, Northwest Classen, Piedmont, Shawnee, Woodward District 2 Altus, Ardmore, Carl Albert, Duncan, El Reno, Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Western Heights District 3 Coweta, Durant, McAlester, Pryor, Tahlequah, Tulsa East Central*, Tulsa Edison, Tulsa Kelley District 4 Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, McGuinness, Skiatook, Southeast, Tulsa Hale, Tulsa Memorial *Tulsa East Central is not playing baseball in 2015-16 school year. Should it return in 2016-17, it would be placed in District 3. JOHN MARSHALL PLANNING REUNION FOR 1995 TITLE TEAM At halftime of its game against Centennial on Friday night at Taft Stadium, John Marshall will honor its 1995 state championship team. The 1995 Bears, coached by legendary Clyde Ellis, defeated Lawton MacArthur 21-7 for the Class 5A state title. Justin Matthews, who rushed for 310 yards and all three John Marshall TDs in the title game, is among the players expected to be in attendance. Also among the former Bears expected to attend are Willie Grissom, Tango McCauley, Sean Love, Jeff Leep, Lee Lee Sutter, Antonio Jones, Antonio Fuller, Joshua Coats, Toby Heinrich, Julian Lewis and Bernard Rhome. The 1995 title was the second of the school's two football championships, the first coming in 1963. Friday's John Marshall-Centennial game is scheduled to kick off at 7. OSSAA EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS The OSSAA extended its agreement with Special Olympics Oklahoma for one more year and made a donation of $2,500 to the organization. An agreement was reached last year with the organization to make the donation along with donating equipment such as soccer balls left over from state championship events. EDMOND MEMORIAL'S MAMMEN COMMITS TO EMPORIA STATE Edmond Memorial senior linebacker Zeke Mammen verbally committed to Division II Emporia State (Kan.) earlier this week. Mammen announced his decision on Twitter, saying he was “very blessed” to commit to the school. Mammen had 80 tackles, two sacks and an interception as a junior. As a sophomore, he had 34 tackles and two sacks in a limited role. In last week's loss to Southmoore, he recorded 14 tackles and a sack.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA...
Week 1 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan. Central 14 CHOCTAW 28, Sapulpa 20 TULSA UNION 38, Southlake Carroll 35 DEER CREEK 34, Stillwater 27 MUSTANG 31, Yukon 20 Class 5A Altus 35, VERNON, TEXAS 20 Anadarko 45, CHICKASHA 14 Ardmore 21, ADA 20 Carl Albert 30, EL RENO 6 Fort Gibson 42, TAHLEQUAH 16 Guthrie 28, DUNCAN 24 GUYMON 21, Hugoton, Kan. 14 John Marshall 49, NORTHWEST 12 McGuinness 28, SHAWNEE 27 Miami 17, GROVE 13 Noble 21, TECUMSEH 7 SKIATOOK 42, Piedmont 10 Poteau 27, DURANT 7 WEATHERFORD 35, Southeast 20 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Kelley 20 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA CENTRAL 6 Wagoner 28, COWETA 27 Western Heights 44, U.S. GRANT 12 Class 4A Berryhill 21, GLENPOOL 17 IOWA PARK, TEXAS 28, Cache 7 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 10 SALLISAW 33, Catoosa 20 Cushing 38, BRISTOW 7 HENNESSEY 28, Elgin 6 Kingfisher 24, WOODWARD 12 McLoud 40, BETHEL 10 Metro Christian 28, TULSA NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 27, Pauls Valley 24 HARRAH 32, Seminole 28 Stilwell 36, SPIRO 31 Tulsa McLain 28, MANNFORD 6 Tuttle 34, BLANCHARD 18 BROKEN BOW 30, Valliant 8 Vinita 24, JAY 6 Class 3A Adair 48, SPERRY 8 HEAVENER 28, Atoka 24 Bethany 35, MARLOW 20 PERRY 17, Blackwell 14 Checotah 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Crooked Oak 12 NOWATA 28, Dewey 6 KINGSTON 28, Dickson 7 BEGGS 21, Eufaula 14 Henryetta 21, MORRIS 20 Idabel 42, HUGO 8 Inola 35, CHELSEA 12 Kiefer 42, KELLYVILLE 14 WESTVILLE 28, Lincoln, Ark. 24 Lone Grove 35, MARIETTA 7 TISHOMINGO 17, Madill 14 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21, Okemah 14 CHANDLER 48, Okmulgee 28 MEEKER 27, Prague 22 LINDSAY 21, Purcell 20 Sanger, Texas 42, PLAINVIEW 34 Seq. Claremore 26, PERKINS 20 HILLDALE 28, Stigler 12 Verdigris 27, PAWHUSKA 6 Victory Christian 49, KANSAS 7 Wynnewood 35, SULPHUR 12 Class 2A COLCORD 28, Afton 8 THOMAS 31, Alva 7 Antlers 21, SAVANNA12 Barnsdall 33, CANEY VALLEY 6 Central Sallisaw 17, POCOLA 14 STRATFORD 34, Coalgate 12 MINCO 44, Dibble 16 WELLSTON 22, Drumright 14 Electra, Texas 28, FREDERICK 20 WYANDOTTE 42, Fairland 12 Haskell 27, KETCHUM 22 Hobart 10, MANGUM 7 Hulbert 33, PORTER 12 Morrison 30, PAWNEE 14 Mounds 18, LIBERTY 6 CHISHOLM 28, Okeene 14 Quapaw 20, OKLAHOMA UNION 12 Oklahoma Chr. 35, RINGLING 18 Stroud 28, COMMERCE 6 LUTHER 42, Tonkawa 7 TALIHINA 45, Wilburton 16 WALTERS 35, Wilson 0 Class A Beaver 35, STANTON CO. KAN. 6 Cashion 56, YALE 6 SNYDER 28, Central Marlow 7 HOOKER 20, Elkhart, Kan. 14 ELMORE CITY 31, Empire 12 Healdton 17, WAYNE 12 Hinton 28, WATONGA 20 Hollis 30, WELLINGTON, TEXAS 17 Konawa 14, QUINTON 7 COMMUNITY CHR. 24, Okla. Christian Aca. 17 FAIRVIEW 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 CROSSINGS CHR. 34, Rejoice Christian 28 APACHE 35, Rush Springs 12 CORDELL 35, Sayre 7 BOOKER, TEXAS 28, Texhoma 21 SUMMIT CHR. 22, Warner 20 Class B Alex 56, CADDO 6 Allen 42, WETUMKA 28 Bluejacket 52, WELCH 6 ARKOMA 54, Bokoshe 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Bray-Doyle 0 WAUKOMIS 38, Buffalo 8 STROTHER 42, Canadian 12 Depew 56, HAILEYVILLE 6 OAKS 44, Gans 16 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Laverne 48, BOISE CITY 28 CYRIL 34, Life Christian 6 Merritt 40, CORN BIBLE 18 CHEROKEE 50, Pioneer 0 TIMBERLAKE 34, Ringwood 32 Sasakwa 28, MACOMB 20 SEILING 46, Sharon-Mutual 36 South Coffeyville 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 6 TURPIN 34, Tyrone 14 RYAN 30, Waurika 24 Webbers Falls 40, PORUM 12 DAVENPORT 56, Weleetka 32 DEWAR 52, Woodland 6 Class C Balko 34, MOSCOW, KAN. 6 SW COVENANT 48, Destiny Christian 34 WAYNOKA32, Duke 20 TIPTON 28, Fox 24 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Midway 38 Regent Prep 42, PRUE 8 Shattuck 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 Thackerville 38, TEMPLE 34 Wesleyan Christian 34, COPAN 12 Saturday's Games Class 3A Lincoln Christian 35, Davis 21 (at Choctaw) Jones28, Vian 13 (at Choctaw) *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Offense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. QB Terry Wilson, Del City Sr. 6-3 190 RB Taven Birdow, Altus Sr. 6-1 205 RB O.J. Walker, Ardmore Sr. 5-8 165 WR Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek Jr. 5-7 160 WR Stephen Upton, Skiatook Sr. 5-11 175 WR Rubell Goe, McGuinness Jr. 6-2 190 OL Tyler Banta, Carl Albert Sr. 6-4 285 OL T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur Sr. 6-4 330 OL Michael Pruitt, Guthrie Sr. 6-3 281 OL...
High school football: Class 5A Preseason All-Class team
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Offense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. QB Terry Wilson, Del City Sr. 6-3 190 RB Taven Birdow, Altus Sr. 6-1 205 RB O.J. Walker, Ardmore Sr. 5-8 165 WR Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek Jr. 5-7 160 WR Stephen Upton, Skiatook Sr. 5-11 175 WR Rubell Goe, McGuinness Jr. 6-2 190 OL Tyler Banta, Carl Albert Sr. 6-4 285 OL T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur Sr. 6-4 330 OL Michael Pruitt, Guthrie Sr. 6-3 281 OL Grant Appleburg, Skiatook Sr. 6-2 280 OL Walter Watson, Del City Sr. 6-1 265 Defense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. DL Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison Sr. 6-4 310 DL Caleb Hash, Shawnee Sr. 6-2 295 DL Tyreece Lott, Ardmore Jr. 6-2 271 LB Levi Draper, Collinsville Jr. 6-2 215 LB Blake Landon, Deer Creek Sr. 6-2 220 LB Pace Benefee, Carl Albert Sr. 5-11 202 LB Rowdy Reihs, Guthrie Sr. 5-11 200 DB Kyle Sander, Deer Creek Sr. 5-10 175 DB Hunter Voss, McGuinness Sr. 6-2 180 DB Walter Neil, Lawton MacArthur Sr. 5-9 175 DB Rhyln Stephens, McAlester Sr. 6-0 175 Special teams Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. K Butch Hampton, Piedmont Sr. 6-1 170 P Sterling Claphin, Chickasha Sr. 6-1 180 KR Kevin Rassat, Western Heights Sr. 5-8 170
Sep 4, 2015
1. Lawton MacArthur (13-1): The defending champs are loaded with potential, but lack experience. 2. Del City (6-6): Walter Watson and Jeremiah Wilson anchor line play in front of star QB Terry Wilson. 3. Deer Creek (7-4): A wealth of experience returns for the Antlers in their final season in Class 5A. 4. Guthrie (10-2): Versatile senior Rowdy Reihs will play multiple positions for the...
High school football: Lawton Mac is No. 1, Del City No. 2 in Class 5A rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 20151. Lawton MacArthur (13-1): The defending champs are loaded with potential, but lack experience. 2. Del City (6-6): Walter Watson and Jeremiah Wilson anchor line play in front of star QB Terry Wilson. 3. Deer Creek (7-4): A wealth of experience returns for the Antlers in their final season in Class 5A. 4. Guthrie (10-2): Versatile senior Rowdy Reihs will play multiple positions for the Bluejays. 5. Ardmore (11-2): Expectations are high for the Tigers under first-year coach Josh Newby. 6. Collinsville (8-3): Junior OSU commit Levi Draper is one of the state's most highly recruited prospects at linebacker. 7. Carl Albert (7-4): QB Braxton Dickerson and OL Tyler Banta are the core of a strong returning group for the Titans. 8. McAlester (11-2): New coach, new QB, but still a lot of experience for the Buffs. 9. Altus (8-3): RB Taven Birdow moved back after a year in Florida. 10. McGuinness (6-5): WR Rubell Goe and DB Hunter Voss give the Irish some playmakers to build around. 11. Skiatook (12-2): Lots of holes to fill after last year's landmark season but a solid group of linemen to build around. 12. Shawnee (8-4): Line play will be critical as the Wolves replace several skill-position players. 13. Tulsa Kelley (5-5): Looking to build on strong finish from last year, when the Comets won four of last five. 14. Coweta (5-6): Expect another step forward in coach Jay Wilkinson's second season. 15. Tulsa Edison (6-5): OL/DL Alex Criddle is a force up front for the Eagles. 16. Duncan (3-7): Coach Craig Benson's second season should have better results in the win column. 17. Pryor (5-5) 18. Tulsa Memorial (7-4) 19. Tulsa East Central (3-6) 20. Noble (4-6) 21. Tahlequah (5-6) 22. El Reno (1-9) 23. Chickasha (3-7) 24. Western Heights (5-5) 25. Piedmont (3-7) 26. Durant (1-9) 27. Grove (3-7) 28. Southeast (1-9) 29. Northwest Classen (1-9) 30. Guymon (1-9) 31. Tulsa Hale (0-10) By Scott Wright, staff writer
Sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen.
TRIBUTES: Jeri Cocannouer spent 36 years as a football coach's wife
BY SCOTT MUNN | Aug 24, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Jeri Burch Cocannouer, 58, of Weatherford spent 36 years as a football coach's wife. Husband Dan is the head coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State and also had stops at Edmond Santa Fe, John Marshall, Chandler, Alva, Pauls Valley and Walters high schools. But sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen. Don Fowler, 88, of Cleveland, OK, played football for Oklahoma A&M. He was a member of the 1944 Missouri Valley Conference championship team that whipped TCU 34-0 in the Cotton Bowl. Drafted into the Army and finished his football-playing days in the service. Worked in drilling by trade. Bobby Greenberg, 85, of Tulsa. He was a member of Oklahoma's 1950 national championship football squad. The Korean War veteran worked in the oil industry. Cole Fuller, 22, of Bartlesville was an All-State soccer player for Collinsville High School. He was working toward becoming a personal trainer. Perry Tennison Jr., 86, of Guthrie was an accomplished runner. A World War II veteran. Juanita Anderson Robertson, 94, of Oklahoma City was a Shawnee High School cheerleader. Met future husband, Dean Robertson, at a Frederick High football game in 1944. Bob Barr III, 75, of Dover quarterbacked the Hennessey High School football team in 1956. The attorney donated his body to medical research. Mary Jane Hinkel Holman, 97, of Norman was a tennis player and golfer. Attended many PGA tournaments and Grand Slam tennis events. Alvin Lawson, 78, of Edmond was a 1955 graduate of Putnam City High School. He wrestled and ran track for the Pirates. Katie Ranke Cole, 90, of Norman was the 1990 Special Olympics Coach of the Year. The former Trans World Airlines hostess was a teacher for special needs children. Ed Moore Sr., 96, of Muskogee was a Chilocco Indian School graduate who played football at Oklahoma A&M over the 1938-40 seasons. Moore was an All-Missouri Valley Conference receiver and honorable mention All-American. He held OSU season tickets for decades after his playing career. A World War II veteran who was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. An educator by trade. Donnie Bufford, 46, of Crescent. He starred in football and basketball for the hometown Tigers. An All-State guard in basketball. Bufford, who worked for Pioneer Telephone for more than 20 years, died a month after his brother, Terry, also a former Crescent sports hero, passed away. Loyd Garrison, 88, of Tulsa was an all-around sportsman who excelled in softball, basketball, table tennis and bowling. He worked for the John Zink Co. — and in 1962 was a pit crew member for Zink's entry in the Indianapolis 500. Active in the Oklahoma and National Senior Olympics. Walked 4 miles each day. Ronald Fox, 36, of Norman attended Carl Albert High School, where he wrestled and played football. Rebecca Lampton Bayless, 55, of Oklahoma City was an Arabian equestrian rider and trainer. She was awarded the national champion saddle seat equitation in 1978. Herschal Crow, 80, of Oklahoma City was a football and basketball star at Altus High School. He played basketball at Oklahoma A&M under coach Henry Iba and was also a member of the football team. After a brief stint coaching football and hoops in Altus, he began a career in politics. The former senator continued to follow OSU athletics. Joyce Mowdy Thomas, 81, of Oklahoma City was a Capitol Hill High School cheerleader. Jim Glasgow, 84, of Oklahoma City was a golfer who had six aces in his lifetime. Bill Davis, 99, of Oklahoma City was a tennis player. He and friend Dennis Ralston won the Oklahoma City Pro-Am in the 1960s. Linda Stevens Cradduck, 67, of Moore was a supporter of Special Olympics. She directed the Special Olympics for McCall's Chapel in Ada for four years. Darwin Waterman, 84, of Bethany was an educator who coached high school football in California. Ron Smith, 78, of Oklahoma City drove a 1932 Chevrolet factory stock race car at State Fair Speedway in the 1960s. A family obituary said Smith won "his share of trophies, including a rollover trophy or two." Brandon Lockwood, 37, of Edmond was an OU football and Thunder basketball fan. By trade, he was executive chef for the Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team. Emmett Marcum Jr., 68, of El Reno starred in football and set records as a trackster at Hominy High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma State football team. Jim Monroe, 89, of Norman was a journalist. His career began at the Norman Transcript, where he served as the newspaper's sports editor. Rachael Cooper Mason, 87, of Edmond was a cheerleader at the University of Kansas. Reid Mullins, 52, of Bethany was an Oklahoma City radio personality who once played trumpet in the Pride of Oklahoma marching band on Saturdays during football season. Jim Coulson, 65, of Tulsa. He was an accomplished bass tournament fisherman. His favorite fishing spots were Grand, Hudson and Fort Gibson lakes. An avid bowler. Held season tickets for the Tulsa Oilers hockey team for 19 years.
Aug 21, 2015
With each touchdown, the talented team’s confidence rose.
High school football: Southmoore impresses with big plays against Carl Albert
BY JACOB UNRUH | Aug 21, 2015MOORE — It took two plays Friday night for Southmoore to score a touchdown. Then on the first play of a quarter scrimmage against Carl Albert, the SaberCats struck again. It was just two of a good amount of big plays for Southmoore at Southmoore High School. And with each touchdown, the talented team’s confidence rose. “I have no doubt that we can execute anything we’ve been told we can,” running back Darrian Moss said. “We have the talent as long as we put our mind to it, work hard, get it done and execute.” Southmoore won the quarter portion 21-7 with two big touchdown runs from Moss, who went 50 yards down the sideline on the first play of the quarter. SaberCats coach Jeremy Stark said Moss has shown improvement this offseason to earn more touches. “He’s a real strong runner,” Stark said. “He’s not real big, but he’s got breakaway speed. Once he gets out in the open he’s hard to tackle and hard to bring down.” Moss, a senior, said he worked in the offseason to be more physical. That certainly showed as he powered through a defender for his second touchdown. “I feel like I’ve become more physical, I got faster and more experienced,” Moss said. “But everybody else on the team has as well. I’ve got to credit them too.” Southmoore also got big plays from quarterback Casey Thompson and versatile senior Dunya Rice, who scored on the second play of the night. But Stark said he would like to see not only the big plays, but a nice long drive that leads to points. “Offensively, we throw the ball vertical quite a bit,” he said. “But there are going to be situations where we have to drive, so we can’t live and die on a big play. We’ve got to get better at driving the ball and running the football downhill.” CARL ALBERT’S OFFENSE STALLS There weren’t the big plays from Carl Albert’s offense that Southmoore featured. Titans coach Gary Rose said he is hoping his young squad learns from a lackluster performance going into next week’s scrimmage against Putnam North, Edmond Santa Fe and Lawton MacArthur. “The thing about us in scrimmages is we don’t prepare for anybody,” Rose said. “We work on us. We just go back and get the film out and look at what we’re doing individually and team-wise. I saw potential, but on the 100 mile journey we’re about 15 down the road. So we’ve got a few more miles to go. Our goal is to get better every week as we always try to do and hopefully by Week 6 or 7 we’ll be where we need to be.” The Titans’ first-team offense failed to score a touchdown, but part of that was an aggressive Southmoore defense that shut down the run and constantly pressured quarterback Braxton Dickerson. “That’s a really good football team in my opinion,” Rose said. “Now, they’re really good or we’re really bad. I don’t think that we’re that bad, but we’re not very deep. We’re nervous; we’ve got to grow up. I just think the potential’s there, but we’ve got so much to work on it’s going to be a long road.” Carl Albert was also without wide receiver Marque Luster for the most of the scrimmage after he suffered a minor knee injury early in the rapid fire. SOUTHMOORE’S JONES, LEWIS SIT OUT Two of Southmoore’s star players were in street clothes. Defensive end Noah Jones, who is verbally committed to Texas Tech, sat out with a knee injury. Jones is ranked No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30. Junior receiver Quindon Lewis also sat out with a shoulder injury. Stark said both are expected to be ready for the SaberCats’ season opener at Edmond Memorial. CARL ALBERT QBS IMPRESS ROSE Rose was impressed with Dickerson and backup quarterback Johnny Bizzell, a junior who threw a touchdown pass with 36.6 seconds left in the quarter scrimmage. But Dickerson was bottled up. Rose said the offensive line needs to show improvement next week. “We’ve got to protect him better,” Rose said. “You can’t throw the football if you’re getting harassed and blitzed. We didn’t pick blitzes up very well. I think our two quarterbacks have a ton of potential. We’ve got some depth issues in the line that concern me.”
Aug 19, 2015
VARSITY UPDATE -- Ready for some prep football? Here are some teams and players to watch this week as high school football scrimmages get kicked off across the state.
Here are some Oklahoma high school football scrimmages to watch this week
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Aug 19, 2015It's that time again. High school football scrimmages start up on Thursday and Scott Wright and Jenni Carlson talk about some of the ones to watch this week. If you want to see three of the best running backs in the state, head to Moore Stadium on Thursday. If small-school talent is more your interest, Casady is the place to be Friday. There's also an intriguing 6A vs. 5A battle Friday between Carl Albert and Southmoore. Check out some players and teams to watch this week in this Varsity Update.
Aug 19, 2015
In a showcase of stellar running backs, Norman North’s Quan Hogan, Edmond Santa Fe’s Darran Williams and Tulsa Union’s Tyler Adkins will be on the field Thursday in a four-team scrimmage hosted by Westmoore.
High school football: Star running backs highlight start of football scrimmages
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 19, 2015Oklahoma has some talented running backs in the senior class, and over the course of a couple hours Thursday night at Moore Stadium, you can see three of the best in action. Norman North’s Quan Hogan, Edmond Santa Fe’s Darran Williams and Tulsa Union’s Tyler Adkins will be on the field Thursday in a four-team scrimmage hosted by Westmoore. All four teams will participate in the rapid-fire scrimmage portion of the schedule beginning at 4:30 p.m. Half-games will follow junior-varsity action, with Westmoore and Union meeting at 6:45 and Norman North taking on Edmond Santa Fe immediately after. While it’s the most intriguing scrimmage on Thursday’s schedule around the Oklahoma City area, it isn’t the only exciting matchup slated. Class 6A Division II runner-up Lawton will be at Edmond North, and defending 5A champ Lawton MacArthur will visit McGuinness in what could be a preview of an eventual playoff game. Putnam City North will be at Del City, another 5A contender. In the smaller classes, Millwood will host Centennial and Plainview, and Tuttle will get its only scrimmage action of the preseason with a visit from Cache. Tuttle will begin its regular season on Aug. 28 when Davis comes to town. Friday’s scrimmage schedule offers a better variety, including Carl Albert at Southmoore, and four solid small-school teams in action at Casady. The Cyclones will host Kingfisher, John Marshall and Christian Heritage. Here are some notable city-area football scrimmages this week: Thursday Putnam City West at Deer Creek Putnam City North at Del City Lawton at Edmond North Lawton MacArthur at McGuinness Centennial, Plainview at Millwood Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Tulsa Union and Westmoore at Moore Stadium Little Axe at Southeast Cache at Tuttle Friday Crooked Oak, Washington and Holdenville at Bethel Chickasha, Elgin at Blanchard Christian Heritage, Kingfisher, John Marshall at Casady Hennessey at Cashion Western Heights and McLoud at Chandler Clinton at El Reno Meeker, Cushing at Jones Wayne at Lexington Bethany, Harrah at Newcastle Ardmore at Noble Mount St. Mary at OCS Perry at Perkins Enid at Putnam City Carl Albert at Southmoore Norman, Tulsa Edison at Stillwater Choctaw, Shawnee at Tecumseh
Aug 11, 2015
For the first time in five years, KSBI-52 plans to air a schedule of high school football telecasts.
Media notes: KSBI-52 to air high school football telecasts for the first time since 2010
By Mel Bracht | Aug 11, 2015For the first time in five years, KSBI-52 plans to air a schedule of high school football telecasts. Griffin Communications, which owns KWTV-9 and Tulsa's KOTV-6, purchased the station last fall from Family Broadcasting LLC, which had dropped the prep football telecasts. All but the first game, Norman North vs. Norman at OU on Sept. 3, will air live at 7 p.m. That game will air on delay following the Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams preseason game at 7 p.m. Joey McWilliams, an OSU graduate who is the owner of OklahomaSports.Net and a radio personality at Durant's Mix 96.1, will handle the play-by-play. Zach Ladner, a recent OU graduate and former Norman High School linebacker, will be the analyst. Ladner, who played college football at Drake, has spent the past two seasons coaching defensive backs at Norman High School. KSBI's high school football schedule: Sept. 3, Norman North vs. Norman at OU, tape delay. Sept. 4, Yukon at Mustang. Sept. 11, Carl Albert at Midwest City. Sept. 18, Edmond Memorial at Mustang. Sept. 25, Clinton at Weatherford. Oct. 2, Deer Creek at Bishop McGuinness. Oct. 9, Edmond Memorial at Putnam City. Oct. 15, Bethany at Douglass. Oct. 23, Carl Albert at Deer Creek. Oct. 30, Midwest City at Lawton. Nov. 6, Deer Creek at Guthrie. Short takes •Charles Davis, Fox's lead college football analyst from 2007 to 2014, will shift to the NFL this fall, working with Thom Brennaman and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, according to Fox's roster of NFL broadcasters announced Tuesday. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews return as the No. 1 team. The rest of Fox's NFL broadcast teams include Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver; Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale; Dick Stockton, David Diehl and Kristina Pink; Sam Rosen, (rotating analysts) Chris Cooley/Matt Millen/Kirk Morrison/Brady Quinn, (rotating reporters) Peter Schrager/Holly Sonders/Danielle Trotta. •NBA TV will announce the 2015-16 NBA schedule during a one-hour special at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rachel Nichols will host the special with analyst Dennis Scott. •Showtime plans to chronicle Notre Dame’s "quest for a national championship" with a weekly, all-access series at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. "A Season With Notre Dame Football" will debut at Sept. 8, three days after Notre Dame’s opener against Texas. •New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will be featured in a Showtime documentary film, which will debut in the fall. "I Am Giant: Victor Cruz" will chronicle Cruz's comeback from a devastating knee injury.
Jul 20, 2015
Millwood’s Cameron Batson is the only Okie on the Red Raiders’ roster now, but others like Tre Porter of Carl Albert, Tramain Swindall of Millwood, Colby Whitlock of Noble — all the way back to the most legendary of OKC-Lubbock connections, Wes Welker of Heritage Hall — have been big recruiting scores for Texas Tech.
Super 30: Southmoore's Noah Jones following line of productive Oklahomans at Texas Tech
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jul 20, 2015MOORE — About once every other year, Texas Tech coaches sneak in and swipe an Oklahoma high school football player. And when they land one, it usually turns out to be a happy relationship. That trend lends itself to a promising future for Southmoore’s Noah Jones. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end, who is No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the 2016 class, committed to the Red Raiders in June. He’ll follow a line of productive Oklahoma City-area players to land in Lubbock. Millwood’s Cameron Batson is the only Okie on the Red Raiders’ roster now, but others like Tre Porter of Carl Albert, Tramain Swindall of Millwood, Colby Whitlock of Noble — all the way back to the most legendary of OKC-Lubbock connections, Wes Welker of Heritage Hall — have been big recruiting scores for Texas Tech. Jones is as excited about coach Kliff Kingsbury and his staff as they are about him. “They’re trying to do something special,” Jones said. “I want to buy into that, too. They think I can get some playing time early and have a chance to be a part of something big.” The Red Raiders see Jones as a defensive end now, but potentially someone who could play all across the line as he physically develops. He has a powerfully built lower body with the possibility to add some significant upper-body mass in the future, increasing his weight to the 280 range. “Noah is big, strong, physical,” Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark said. “He moves well for as big as he is. And he’s smart. All of those things put together make for a good football player. “He’s still young, and he works his butt off in the weight room, so as he develops, he’ll be able to build up his upper body.” While his future is on the defensive line, Jones will get a little bit of work on the offensive side in his senior season at Southmoore. “Toward the end of the season last year, I played some tight end, and I might do a little bit of that again this year,” Jones said. “But defense is what I love. I think sacking the quarterback is great. Better than scoring touchdowns.”
Jul 3, 2015
MIDWEST CITY — The architect of one of the state’s top baseball programs walked away from his post earlier this week. Carl Albert coach Wayne Dozier officially resigned as baseball coach Tuesday, he told The Oklahoman. The resignation ends a 17-year tenure that saw the Titans capture five state championships, win more than 550 ballgames and produce six professional baseball players. “It’s just...
High school sports: Carl Albert baseball coach Wayne Dozier resigns
BY JACOB UNRUH | Jul 3, 2015MIDWEST CITY — The architect of one of the state’s top baseball programs walked away from his post earlier this week. Carl Albert coach Wayne Dozier officially resigned as baseball coach Tuesday, he told The Oklahoman. The resignation ends a 17-year tenure that saw the Titans capture five state championships, win more than 550 ballgames and produce six professional baseball players. “It’s just time,” Dozier said. “It’s time to do something else.” Dozier, 51, will remain the assistant softball coach and a teacher with the school. But baseball simply became too consuming due to personal reasons and he was unwilling to make any cutbacks from the program in which he added multiple junior varsity teams, a wildly successful summer program along with building big tournaments and college showcases. “I was either going to have to cut back on some baseball stuff or get out,” Dozier said. “The simple fact was I wasn’t going to cut back on anything. I refused to cut back on anything we’ve added to make the baseball team, program as good as we could. When I got that feeling that I wanted to cut back, I knew it was time to get out.” Carl Albert athletic director Gary Rose said a search for Dozier’s replacement will begin next week. Rose, who is also the football coach, joined the school after Dozier and was always impressed with the baseball program. “His leadership in the baseball program over the last really 20 years has really been superb,” Rose said. “I think most people in our business would say that’s one of the best baseball programs around. There’s Owasso in big schools and there some of those little schools — Asher — and there’s Carl Albert baseball. Wayne’s a big reason for that.” Dozier first coached Carl Albert from 1995-2000, leading the Titans to state runner-up finishes 1998 and 1999. He then stepped away until returning to the program in 2005. Carl Albert then became a juggernaut with five state titles, including a Class 5A record three straight from 2012-2014. The Titans finished as the Class 5A state runner-up this spring and in 2006. The Titans won 563 games under Dozier. “It was really unique the things that we were doing and we talked about that with the players all of the time,” Dozier said. “The simple fact is, most players don’t get to play with that expectation. A lot of times the players that do play with that expectation fail because they are not able to step up there and get the job done. We were always able to find guys and find an approach through the coaching staff and players to find guys to produce in those situations.” Dozier coached a half dozen players who have played professional baseball, most notably Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Recently, Corey Zangari was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in June just one year after the Cincinnati Reds selected Gavin LaValley. Former Titans Chad Carman, Taylor Hawkins and Mark Meadors also played or are playing professionally. Now, Carl Albert is searching for a coach to follow that successful tenure. “We’ve lost a very, very good coach,” Rose said. “We’ve got a great program under his leadership. I’m disappointed that he’s gone because how do you replace a guy like that? “Whoever we hire is going to have a huge onus on his back. We’ll get a good coach. I’m not worried about that.”
BETHANY: KYLE DUKE Athletics: First-team Little All-City and coaches’ all-state in football as a senior. Second-team all-conference in soccer. Also played varsity baseball. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. ACT score of 24. National Honor Society. Special Olympics volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Dustin Bielich, Maddie Flemmons BETHEL: CLINT SIMMONS Athletics:...
Scholar-Athlete: Bios of all the school winners
BY JENNI CARLSON | Jun 20, 2015BETHANY: KYLE DUKE Athletics: First-team Little All-City and coaches’ all-state in football as a senior. Second-team all-conference in soccer. Also played varsity baseball. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. ACT score of 24. National Honor Society. Special Olympics volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Dustin Bielich, Maddie Flemmons BETHEL: CLINT SIMMONS Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class 3A All-State in basketball as a senior. Varsity letterwinner in baseball and football, too. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Presidential Academic Excellence Award. Student council. College: Undecided Also nominated: Rylee Steward BLANCHARD: DAVID UMMEL Athletics: Second-team all-district in football as a senior. Member of state championship teams in football and powerlifting. Academics: ACT score of 32. Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society president. Student council. Class officer. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. College: Undecided Also nominated: Sierra Bailey BRIDGE CREEK: RAEGAN ROGERS Athletics: First-team All-City softball as a junior, second-team as a senior. Coaches’ all-state. One season varsity basketball. Will play softball at Oklahoma. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. National Honor Society. Spanish Club. Helmets of Hope volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Jimmy Wynne CARL ALBERT: KALEY HALLMARK Athletics: Honorable mention Big All-City in basketball as a junior and senior. All-state in cross country as a senior. One season varsity soccer. Academics: ACT score of 30. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. National Honor Society. Eco Club. College: Undecided Also nominated: Harrison Hightower, Justin Humphrey CASADY: ELLEN PAYNE Athletics: Four-sport athlete who earned 16 varsity letters combined in field hockey, soccer, softball and track. Will play field hockey at North Carolina. Academics: ACT score of 29. National Science League Award. Youth Leadership Oklahoma. Student council. College: North Carolina Also nominated: Yogaish Khastgir CASHION: BRETT WILSON Athletics: Coaches’ all-State and honorable mention All-State in football as a senior. Member of state runner-up teams in football and baseball. Will play football at Oklahoma State. Academics: ACT score of 31. Academic Team captain. Student council. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: Peyton Maroney, Alix Robinson CHOCTAW: JACOB RAPP Athletics: Coaches’ all-state, honorable mention All-State and honorable mention Big All-City in football as a senior. Honorable mention Big All-City baseball. Academics: ACT score of 27. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: Mackinsey Jo Archer CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY: CREED HENDRICKSON Athletics: All-district football as a senior. Crusader Award, the school’s highest athletic award. Academics: ACT score of 27. Christian Citizenship Award, the school’s highest honor. Salt & Light Leadership Program. Will spend a gap year with Impact 360. Also nominated: Jacquelyn Holdridge CLASSEN: TYLER DANG Athletics: Three-time honorable mention All-City tennis . Placed eighth in lightweight 8+ at U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. Academics: ACT score of 36, a perfect score. Weighted grade point average of 4.5. National Merit Finalist. Youth Council of Oklahoma City. Debate Club. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: None DEER CREEK: BRYCE BALENSEIFEN Athletics: Three-time state cross country champion. All-City cross country runner of the year as a senior. Multi-time state track champion. Three-time Big All-City. Won eight total team titles. Will run at Oklahoma State. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.2. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: None DESTINY CHRISTIAN: DALLAS BIDDLE Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City in football as a junior and senior. Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association all-state twice in football, three times in baseball. Academics: Grade point average of 3.7. National Honor Society. Robotics Club. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: Kylie Bowdler, Lynsi Stanley DOUGLASS: CHRISTIAN LUPER Athletics: All-district and all-conference football. All-conference baseball. Two years varsity track and soccer. Team captain football and baseball. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. Student council. Yearbook. Douglass Youth Leaders. Special Olympics volunteer. Gates Millennium Scholarship. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: La'Di'ne Thompson EDMOND MEMORIAL: JACLYN HUMMEL Athletics: Two-time first-team All-City cross country. Honorable mention Big All-City track. Member of state championship teams in cross country and track, state runner-up in soccer. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Food Bank volunteer. Bulldog Mentor. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Jordan Reed, Kayla Utsch EDMOND SANTA FE: JOBI HEATH Athletics: Second-team Big-All City softball. First-team All-City golf. Member of state title team and state runner-up in basketball. Will play softball at Central Oklahoma. Academics: ACT score of 26. ACE Program, working with special needs students. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: Tanner Kliewer, Jake Martin GUTHRIE: ALEX NELSON Athletics: State wrestling runner-up at 138 pounds as a senior. Second-team All-City wrestling as a freshman, honorable mention as a sophomore, junior and senior. Four-time state qualifier. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Student council. College: Undecided Also nominated: Beau Davis, Bailey Shaffer HARRAH: RYLAN BOYER Athletics: Three-time state swimming qualifier, two-time finalist. Member of state runner-up team. Academics: ACT score of 30. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. Scholars Club president. Reading Club founder and president. Mu Alpha Theta math club. College: Rose State Also nominated: Jena Graves, Rachael Wright HERITAGE HALL: CONNOR McGINNIS Athletics: Little All-City defensive player of the year and first-team All-State in football. Second-team All-City soccer. Won state titles in football and soccer. State basketball qualifier. Will play football at Oklahoma. Academics: ACT score of 27. Spanish Honor Society. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Jessica Borsky, Avery Niemann KINGFISHER: BROOKE BOECKMAN Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class 4A All-State basketball as senior. Multiple top-five finishes at state track. Two seasons varsity tennis. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. National English Honor Society. Student council president. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: Garrett Yost LIBERTY ACADEMY: KELSEE CRAWLEY Athletics: Four-time Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association all-state in basketball and volleyball. Won three OCSAA state basketball titles, two volleyball. Varsity track. Varsity golf. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.2. National Honor Society. Choir. Gordon Cooper STEM Scholar Award. College: Oklahoma Baptist Also nominated: None LITTLE AXE: KEITH ROBERTSON Athletics: Coaches’ all-state in football. Played three years of varsity football, one year each of varsity basketball and baseball. Voted school’s athlete of the year. Academics: Grade point average of 3.4. Business Professionals of America. Geography Bee. College: Undecided Also nominated: Katherine Johnston, Nik Storm MACOMB: SHANIA PACE Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class A All-State in basketball as a junior. Three-time all-conference. Four-year varsity starter in basketball and softball. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. National Honor Society. Student council. College: Undecided Also nominated: Jose Chavez McLOUD: AUSTIN ROOKS Athletics: All-district in football. State qualifier in powerlifting. Varsity football three years. Varsity powerlifting two years. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. Oklahoma Honor Society. Student council treasurer. People to People ambassador. Envision National Youth Leadership Forum. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: None MINCO: ASHER BAADE Athletics: Coaches’ Class A all-state football as a senior. Honorable mention Class 2A All-State basketball as a senior. Two-time honorable mention All-State baseball. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. National Honor Society. Gifted and Talented. Student council. Yearbook. College: Southwestern Oklahoma State Also nominated: None MOORE: COLBY MOATES Athletics: Three-time honorable mention All-City wrestling. Four-time state qualifier. Three-time state placer, including third as a senior. Academics: Scored 32 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.7. Academic All-State. Award of Excellence Scholar. FIRST Robotics Team. Campfire USA volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: None MOUNT ST. MARY: JOE CASTIGLIONE JR. Athletics: Two-time honorable mention Little All-City football. Three years varsity football. Four years varsity baseball. Academics: Scored 26 on ACT. Grade point average of 3.9. Oklahoma National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. National Honor Society. Student council. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Diana Andrade, Tesa Danusantoso MUSTANG: JAYDEN CHESTNUT Athletics: Big All-City softball player of the year as a senior when her team won state. Gatorade Oklahoma player of the year. Will play softball at Oklahoma. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Students Assisting Students. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Lance Frost, Brandi Hutchison NEWCASTLE: PARKER BOLLES Athletics: Coaches’ all-state and second-team Little All-City in football as a senior. Two-time state qualifier in powerlifting. Two years varsity soccer. Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. Scored 27 on ACT. National Honor Society. College: Undecided Also nominated: Madison Granger, Shane Martin NOBLE: BRADY BRADSHAW Athletics: Second-team Big All-City baseball as a senior, two-time reserve. Three-time honorable mention All-State. Honorable mention Big All-City football. Two years varsity basketball. Will play baseball at Crowder (Mo.) College. Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. Boys State. DECA. College: Crowder (Mo.) College Also nominated: Kodi Holloway NORMAN: GRACIE KOONCE Athletics: Coaches’ all-state and honorable mention All-City in soccer. Honorable mention All-City cross country as a sophomore. One year varsity track. Will play soccer at Oklahoma. Academics: Scored 28 on ACT. Grade point average of 4.0. Youth Leadership Oklahoma. Student Congress president. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: None OKARCHE: MADISON LEE Athletics: Coaches’ all-state and first-team Little All-City in basketball as a senior. Played for state title every year, winning two. Three years varsity slow-pitch. Two years varsity softball. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society treasurer. Student council vice president. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: None OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: EMILY ROBERTS Athletics: Two-time honorable mention All-City in volleyball. Honorable mention All-City tennis as a junior. Academics: Scored 34 on ACT. Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. National French Exam Honor. Academic Team. Book Club. Band. Baylor President’s Gold Scholarship. College: Baylor Also nominated: None PAULS VALLEY: KAYLIE UPTON Athletics: Coaches’ all-state alternate and honorable mention Little All-City in softball as a senior. State qualifier in cross country and track. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. Oklahoma School of Science and Math Regional School. College: Northern Oklahoma Also nominated: Treston Williams PERKINS-TRYON: BAILEY WENSLER Athletics: Coaches’ all-state basketball as a senior. Two-time honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class 3A All-State. Honorable mention Little All-City track. Will play basketball at South Carolina Upstate. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Student council. Academic Team. College: South Carolina Upstate Also nominated: None PIEDMONT: CONNER ST. JOHN Athletics: Five-time state swimming champion. Coaches’ all-state. First-team All-City as a junior, second-team his three other seasons. Will swim at Saint Louis University. Academics: Scored 27 on ACT. Key Club. USA Swimming Central Diversity High Point Award. College: Saint Louis University Also nominated: Brody Largent PUTNAM CITY: BOLU ONIFADE Athletics: Second-team Big All-City football as a senior. Earned three varsity football letters, four track, one wrestling. Will play football at Abilene (Texas) Christian. Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. Senior class president. Elementary school mentor. College: Abilene (Texas) Christian Also nominated: Logan Jegelewicz, Zachary Moore PUTNAM CITY NORTH: KATRINA DWYER Athletics: Four-year state swimming qualifier. Honorable mention All-City. Will swim at Beloit (Wisc.) College. Academics: Scored 31 on ACT. Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Band. Received $100,000 President Scholarship from Beloit College. College: Beloit (Wisc.) College Also nominated: Casey Herndon, Dylan Rodolf PUTNAM CITY WEST: EASTON RODGERS Athletics: Oklahoma City Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star. Four-year starter in baseball. Three-year starter in football. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. Scored 24 on ACT. National Honor Society. DECA. Mr. Patriot finalist. College choice: Undecided Also nominated: None SHAWNEE: GARRETT McDANIEL Athletics: State golf champion as a senior. Led team to first title since 1934. Coaches’ all-state. First-team All-City. Will play golf at Northeastern State. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Junior Investor’s Challenge Team. Christmas Connection volunteer. College: Northeastern State Also nominated: None SOUTHEAST: PAULA CARDENAS Athletics: All-conference in cross country. Voted “most dedicated” by the soccer team. Three years varsity soccer, two years varsity cross country. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. National Honor Society. Key Club. Business Professionals of America. Student council. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: None SOUTHWEST COVENANT: JOSH McMINN Athletics: Two-time first-team Little All-City and Class B All-State in basketball. First-team All-State baseball as a senior. Two-time first-team Little All-City. Will play baseball at Oral Roberts. Academics: Scored 29 on ACT. Grade point average of 3.5. Yearbook Club. College: Oral Roberts Also nominated: None TUTTLE: TYLER LESTER Athletics: Little All-City Player of the Year and Class 4A All-State in basketball as a senior. Led Tuttle to its first state appearance. Will play at Oklahoma Baptist. Academics: Scored 29 on ACT. National Honor Society. Alternative Education math tutor. College: Oklahoma Baptist Also nominated: Lexi Rumbaugh WASHINGTON: KAILEE ORR Athletics: First-team Little All-City in both softball and slow-pitch as senior. Won back-to-back state titles in both, too. Member of two state basketball teams. Academics: Scored 29 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.3. National Honor Society president. Science Club. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Kyler Barker WELLSTON: BEAU DANKER Athletics: Basketball team captain senior year. Earned four varsity letters. Started one season. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. National Honor Society. Class president. Family Career and Community Leaders of America vice president. Coached middle school basketball and little league soccer. College: Undecided Also nominated: None WESTERN HEIGHTS: ALI MIX Athletics: Coaches’ Class 5A all-state and honorable mention All-City in soccer as a senior. Will play at Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) College Academics: Ranked in top third of class. Class officer. Business Professionals of America officer. Choir. Elementary reading volunteer. College: Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) College Also nominated: None WESTMOORE: REBECCA RANDOLPH Athletics: Coaches’ all-state soccer as a senior. Two-time honorable mention All-City. Two-time cross country state qualifier. Will play soccer at Adams (Colo.) State. Academics: Scored 31 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.6. Class officer. Scholastic Team. College: Adams (Colo.) State Also nominated: Calvin Miller, Savannah Waddell YUKON: KEEGAN MEYN Athletics: Reserve All-State, first-team Big All-City and coaches’ all-star in baseball as a senior. Two seasons varsity football. Will play baseball at Arkansas-Little Rock. Academics: Scored 28 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.3. Ferguson Jenkins Outstanding Student-Athlete Award. College: Arkansas-Little Rock Also nominated: None
The 50th annual Oklahoma/Texas Faith 7 Basketball Bowl will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Here’s some information about the 10 players selected to play for the Oklahoma team, provided by Faith 7 organizers: A.J. Cockrell, 6-8, 220, Tulsa Memorial: Coached by Robert Allison, Cockrell led the Chargers to a 19–8 […]
High school basketball: Oklahoma Faith 7 player profiles
Scott Wright | May 28, 2015The 50th annual Oklahoma/Texas Faith 7 Basketball Bowl will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Here’s some information about the 10 players selected to play for the Oklahoma team, provided by Faith 7 organizers: A.J. Cockrell, 6-8, 220, Tulsa Memorial: Coached by Robert Allison, Cockrell led the Chargers to a 19-8 record and the 2015 state semifinals, as well as to state championships in 2013-14. Bound for the University of Texas-San Antonio, Cockrell averaged 17.4 points, 14.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while shooting 59 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line. Chris Crawford, 6-2, 177, Victory Christian: Bound for Oral Roberts University and coached by Ryan Wakley, Crawford averaged 21.6 points, and 4.3 assists while leading the Conquerors to a 22-6 record and district and regional championships. An all-stater, Crawford holds school career records for assists (403) and steals (306), and is 2nd in scoring (1,881). Hayden Howell, 6-7, 220, Carl Albert: Howell, the Suburban Conference Player of the Year, is bound for Abilene Christian. Coached by Jay Price, Howell led the Titans to a 25-4 record and to the state finals while averaging 18.3 points, 11 boards, and 2.5 assists. An all-stater, Howell shot 67.6 percent from the field and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. DaQuan Jeffries, 6-5, 200 pounds, Edmond Santa Fe: Jeffries, an all-stater and Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, led the Wolves to the Class 6A finals. Coached by Lenny Hatchett, Jeffries led Santa Fe to a 22-8 record while averaging 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists. He shot 68 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line. Jeffries will play collegiately at Oral Roberts University. Tyson Jolly, 6-4, 190, Putnam City West: Coached by Lenny Bert, Jolly averaged 20 points, 9.1 boards, and 3 assists while leading the Patriots to a 24-3 record and the state semifinals. An all-stater and Big 10 Conference MVP, Jolly shot 59.7 percent from the field and 74.8 percent from the line. Jolly will play collegiately at the University of California-Berkeley. Cory Kilby, 6-7, 190, Ada : An all-district first-team selection and a football all-stater, Cory is Ada’s career scoring leader (2,013 points). Bound for Mercer University, Kilby led the Cougars to a district championship and a 20-8 record. Coached by Ron Anderson, Kilby averaged 20.8 points, 10.2 boards while shooting 65 percent from the field. Ty Lazenby, 6-5, 205, Glencoe: Lazenby, an all-stater and District Player of the Year, led the Panthers to three consecutive state titles. He was named the MVP of the state tourney and holds Glencoe's career scoring record (2,610 pts.). Coach by his father John Lazenby, Ty led the Panthers to a 29-3 record, averaging 26 points and 9 boards while shooting 52 percent from the field. Lazenby is bound for Northern Oklahoma College at Enid. Curran Scott, 6-4, 195, Edmond Memorial: Coached by Shane Cowherd, Scott average 22.1 points, 5 boards, and 2.4 assists while leading the Bulldogs to a 24-5 record. Scott, an all-stater, set Memorial’s single season scoring record, 635 points, while shooting 55 percent from the field and 81 percent from the line. Curran has signed to play for coach Mark Price at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Cade Upshaw, 6-0, 160, Verdigris: Upshaw, an all-stater, led the Cardinals to a 24-5 record and the state finals. Coached by his father, Randy Upshaw, Cade will play collegiately at Northern Oklahoma College of Enid. Upshaw averaged 18.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists while shooting 51 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line. Jamey Woods, 6-3, 217, Lawton Eisenhower: Woods led the Eagles, coached by Bruce Harrington, to a 22-4 record and a 2015 state championship in Class 5A. Woods averaged 16 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4 assists. An all-stater, he shot 48 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line. Woods is second all-time in scoring for Lawton Ike (1,188 points) and will play collegiately at East Central University in Ada.
SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL 4 p.m.; Shawnee vs. Carl Albert; Cox 703 6:30 p.m.; 4A Championship; Cox 703 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m.; Iowa at Oklahoma City; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon; Atlanta at Miami; FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m.; Detroit at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 3 p.m.; Pittsburgh at Chi. Cubs; FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m.; Cleveland at...
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May 15, 2015SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL 4 p.m.; Shawnee vs. Carl Albert; Cox 703 6:30 p.m.; 4A Championship; Cox 703 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m.; Iowa at Oklahoma City; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon; Atlanta at Miami; FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m.; Detroit at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 3 p.m.; Pittsburgh at Chi. Cubs; FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m.; Cleveland at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37) 8 p.m.; Colorado at L.A. Dodgers; KTOK-AM 1000 8 p.m.; Boston at Seattle; MLBN (Cox 264) NHL Noon; Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) AUTO RACING 3 p.m.; Indy 500 Qualifying; KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 6 p.m.; Sprint Cup Qualifying; FS1 (Cox 67) 8 p.m.; Sprint Cup Series; FS1 (Cox 67) GOLF 6:30 a.m.; Open de Espana; GOLF (Cox 60) Noon; Wells Fargo; GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m.; Wells Fargo; KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2 p.m.; The Tradition; GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m.; LPGA: Kingsmill; GOLF (Cox 60) HORSE RACING 1:30 p.m.; Preakness Stakes Prep; NBCSN (Cox 251) 3:30 p.m.; Preakness; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m.; OSU at Michigan; KSPI-FM 93.7 11 a.m.; Virginia at N. Carolina; ESPNU (Cox 253) Noon; Mississippi St. at Tenn.; SECN (Cox 275) 2 p.m.; TCU at Oklahoma; FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 271)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 2:30 p.m.; C. Carolina at Campbell; KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 3:30 p.m.; Vanderbilt at Alabama; SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m.; LSU at S. Carolina; SECN (Cox 275) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN (Cox 29) 1:30 p.m.; Texas A&M at Oklahoma; KRXO-FM 107.7 1:30 p.m.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN (Cox 29) 3 p.m.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4 p.m.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN (Cox 29) 5:30 p.m.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN (Cox 29) 8 p.m.; NCAAA Regionals; ESPNU (Cox 253) 8:30 p.m.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN (Cox 29) MEN’S LACROSSE 2 p.m.; Albany vs. Notre Dame; ESPNU (Cox 253) 4:30 p.m.; Ohio State vs. Denver; ESPNU (Cox 253) MEN’S SOCCER 6:45 a.m.; Southampton vs. A. Villa; NBCSN (Cox 251) 9 a.m.; English Premier League; NBCSN (Cox 251) 11:30 a.m.; Liverpool vs. C. Palace; NBCSN (Cox 251) ARENA FOOTBALL 6 p.m.; Tampa Bay at Orlando; CBSS (Cox 249) SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL 7 p.m.; Dallas vs. OKC; KEBC-AM 1560 SUNDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m.; Iowa at Oklahoma City; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m.; Pittsburgh at Chi. Cubs; MLBN (Cox 264) 1 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2 p.m.; Cleveland at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m.; Detroit at St. Louis; ESPN (Cox 29)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM NBA 2:30 p.m.; Playoffs; KOCO-5 (Cox 8) NHL 2 p.m.; Chicago at Anaheim; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) AUTO RACING Noon; Indy 500 Qualifying; KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 1 p.m.; Xfinity Series; FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m.; ARCA Series; CBSS (Cox 249) GOLF 6 a.m.; Open de Espana; GOLF (Cox 60) Noon; Wells Fargo; GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m.; Wells Fargo; KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2 p.m.; The Tradition; GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m.; LPGA: Kingsmill; GOLF (Cox 60) COLLEGE BASEBALL 5 p.m.; Texas at Baylor; FSPLUS (Cox 68) COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon.; NCAA Regionals; ESPN (Cox 29) Noon; NCAA Regionals; SECN (Cox 275) 2:30 p.m.; NCAAA Regionals; ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m..; NCAA Regionals; ESPN (Cox 29) if necess. 2:30 p.m.; NCAA Regionals; SECN (Cox 275) 5 p.m.; NCAAA Regionals; ESPNU (Cox 253) if necess. 6 p.m..; NCAA Regionals; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 8:30 p.m.; NCAAA Regionals; ESPNU (Cox 253) if necess. MEN’S LACROSSE 11 a.m.; Johns Hopkins vs. Syracuse; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 1:30 p.m.; Maryland vs. N. Carolina; ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S SOCCER 7:30 a.m.; Swansea vs. Man. City; NBCSN (Cox 251) 10 a.m.; Man. United vs. Arsenal; NBCSN (Cox 251) 4 p.m.; Los Angeles at Orlando; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m.; Philly at D.C. United; FS1 (Cox 67) WOMEN’S SOCCER 8:30 p.,.; U.S. vs. Mexico; FS1 (Cox 67) MOTOCROSS 6:30 a.m.; FIM MotoGP; FS1 (Cox 67) CYCLING Noon; Tour of California; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) HOCKEY 1:30 p.m.; IIHF Championship; NBCSN (Cox 251)
Apr 21, 2015
The offer is the biggest so far for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Terry Wilson, who also has offers from Indiana, Houston, Memphis and four other programs. Colorado is also showing strong interest recently.
High school notebook: Del City quarterback Terry Wilson gets Nebraska offer
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND STAFF REPORTS | Apr 21, 2015Nebraska’s once-strong recruiting of Oklahoma high school football players had faded in the last decade. Since signing Phillip Dillard of Jenks and Craig Roark of Ada in 2005, the Cornhuskers hadn’t landed an Oklahoma prospect until stealing Lawton offensive lineman Jalin Barnett in February. But the Huskers’ new coaching staff under Mike Riley is looking hard at the Sooner State. Nebraska offered a scholarship to Del City junior quarterback Terry Wilson on Tuesday morning, Wilson announced on Twitter. The offer is the biggest so far for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Wilson, who also has offers from Indiana, Houston, Memphis and four other programs. Colorado is also showing strong interest recently. Nebraska has also offered Lone Grove running back Jeremy Lewis, adding to a list that includes Tulsa, Ohio and Texas State. The Huskers are also looking at a pair of the state’s junior-college prospects, with offers out to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M duo of Maurice Chandler, a Lawton High product, and Chris Baccus, originally from Beggs. LEXINGTON’S BROWN GATHERING OFFERS Lexington offensive lineman Tyler Brown's recruiting is gaining momentum quickly. Tulsa extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-6, 315-pound junior on Tuesday, just days after he got his first offer from North Texas. Oklahoma and Texas Tech are among the programs also showing interest in Brown recently. FORMER DEER CREEK COACH SMITH TAKES OVER VICTORY CHRISTIAN Ron Smith didn’t expect to be a high school head football coach again when he stepped down from that position four years ago at Bartlesville. But on Monday, Victory Christian announced that Smith would be its head football coach. Smith has been an assistant the past four years at the Class 3A school, which is 29-5 over the past three seasons. Smith, 60, has a head coaching record of 93-64. He was an assistant coach for 17 years at Midwest City, working with offenses that included the Gundy brothers, Mike and Cale. He was the head coach at Deer Creek from 1997-2000, winning the 2000 Class 3A title with his son, Paul Smith, at quarterback. He also was a head coach at Owasso (2001-05) and Bartlesville (2006-10). Smith is replacing Brent Marley, who was hired as the head coach at Rejoice Christian earlier this month. ZANGARI’S HOT BAT SPARKS CARL ALBERT Carl Albert senior catcher Corey Zangari had a huge week at the plate as the Titans went 4-1. He went 11-for-17, hitting five home runs, a triple and driving in 16 runs. He had a monster game against El Reno with three home runs in the 15-6 win. Zangari is now hitting .479 with 12 homers and 42 RBIs on the year. He has signed with Oklahoma State but is considered the top draft prospect in the state. TUTTLE’S LESTER PICKS OBU The Oklahoman’s Little All-City Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Tuttle guard Tyler Lester, has chosen Oklahoma Baptist to continue his college career. Lester, a 5-foot-11 senior, led Tuttle to its first state tournament appearance, averaging 18.5 points and 3.2 assists per game while hitting more than 51 percent of his 3-point attempts (113-of-219). “He’s the son of a coach and has a great feel for the game,” Tuttle coach Paul Meuser said. “His father, Brian, has done a great job with our girls, and he’s had a great impact on Tyler. “I never saw Tyler take a bad shot in the two years I coached him. There was never a moment when I was sitting on the bench thinking, ‘What are you doing Tyler?’ He’s a smart player and a great leader.”
Apr 20, 2015
Jones, No. 11 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, is primarily a defensive end prospect but could play a variety of positions at the next level.
High school notebook: Southmoore's Noah Jones offered by Texas Tech
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Apr 20, 2015You can usually look for Texas Tech to snatch an Oklahoma football prospect once every couple of years, and the Red Raiders have added Noah Jones to their target list. Jones, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound Southmoore junior, posted on Twitter that Tech had offered a scholarship Monday. Jones, No. 11 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, is primarily a defensive end prospect but could play a variety of positions at the next level. Tech is the sixth school to offer Jones, along with Kansas State, Toledo, Ohio, Army and Navy. YUKON HOLDS OFF CHOCTAW IN KEY DISTRICT MATCHUP At the plate with a full count and the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Yukon senior Keegan Meyn didn’t flinch, delivering a two-run double with a line drive to right-center field. It was the second line drive in the middle of the field for a hit from Meyn and most crucial in Yukon’s 8-5 win over Choctaw in a District 6A-1 matchup for first place. “I was expecting fastball and he gave me one outside, so I really sat back on it,” said Meyn, who has signed with both Arkansas-Little Rock and Cowley County (Kan.) “I’ve been working a lot on my mental side this year. I’ve had a lot of people tell me I’ve got all of the physical attributes, so I’ve just really been working this season on focusing at the plate.” Meyn finished 2 for 4 with the two RBIs that helped the Millers build an 8-0 lead and a stolen base, putting on display his abilities that have MLB scouts taking notice. Yukon (12-10, 8-1) nearly blew that eight-run lead, though. Choctaw (13-8, 8-3) scored five runs in the fifth, chasing left-hander Drake Norton. Yukon coach Kevin James turned to right-hander Tyler Benge in the final two innings to restore order and pick up the save. He retired all six batters he faced, striking out four. The two teams meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Choctaw to complete the series. BIG ALL-CITY GAMES SET FOR MAY 28 Del City will once again host the Big All-City boys and girls basketball games on Thursday, May 28. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m. With the boys to tip off at 8. The event includes 3-point and dunk contests as well. Rosters and coaches for the games will be announced at a later date. MUSTANG DUO ADDING OFFERS Mustang teammates Jakolby Long and Curtis Haywood II are catching the eyes of several recruiters on the summer basketball circuit. Playing together with Athletes First, both players picked up significant offers over the weekend. Long, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, has more than 10 offers already and added Auburn on Saturday. Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Missouri, Wichita State and Kansas State are among the other programs to offer Long. Haywood, a lanky 6-5 shooting guard, received his first Division I scholarship offer when Western Kentucky offered Saturday. BLANCHARD’S RANEY GETS WIN NO. 200 Blanchard baseball coach Josh Raney recently picked up career win No. 200 in a win over McGuinness. Raney, who has been leading the Lions for eight years, now sits at 202 wins entering Monday’s game against rival Tuttle. “All that means is the quality of kids I’ve had over my time in Blanchard have been really good,” Raney said. “It’s all about talent and if you stay in it long enough and if you’ve got enough talent, you’re going to win a lot of games. To me it’s more about the community of Blanchard and the kids growing up here.” Blanchard beat McGuinness 9-5 in Carl Albert’s annual Bill Tipton tournament on April 10. Raney started his coaching career as an Edmond Santa Fe assistant under former coach Lonny Cobble. He then moved to Blanchard as an assistant coach and was promoted to head coach one year later. WIDENER SIGNS WITH HENDERSON STATE Former Midwest City girls basketball standout Reagan Widener signed her National Letter of Intent with Division II Henderson State University (Ark.) on Monday. Widener played the past two seasons at Seminole State College. A 5-foot-5 guard, Widener averaged 5.5 points as a senior for the Bombers in 2011-2012.
High schools: New amendment would prevent private-school athletic teams from moving up to highest classApr 15, 2015
The current rule bumps private schools up a classification based on athletic success with football being the only sport a team is not allowed to move to the highest classification.
High schools: New amendment would prevent private-school athletic teams from moving up to highest class
By Jacob Unruh | Apr 15, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors voted Wednesday to send a referendum ballot to Class 6A and Class 5A schools regarding an amendment to a private-school rule Bishop McGuinness officials feel unfairly targets private schools. The new amendment would prevent private-school athletic teams from moving up to the highest classification in any sport. The current rule bumps private schools up a classification based on athletic success with football being the only sport a team is not allowed to move to the highest classification. “I think it’s important we get to send it out for a vote and let the schools decide, which is what we’ve been asking for,” McGuinness athletic director Gary Savely said. “I think it’s a chance to move forward and we can do that now. McGuinness brought a petition to the OSSAA in March asking for a survey to be sent to Class 5A and Class 6A schools regarding the cap. The OSSAA sent out the surveys to those classes and Class 4A. Class 6A had 31 schools vote with 21 voting for a change. Class 5A had 30 schools vote with 11 voting for a change. Class 4A had 61 schools vote with 32 voting for a change. Class 4A will not be included in the referendum ballot. The OSSAA board of directors also approved last month an amendment to the rule that uncoupled boys and girls teams moving up a class. McGuinness filed a lawsuit last fall regarding the rule and the case remains in the discovery stages. The McGuinness basketball teams competed in Class 6A last season after the boys team met the criteria to be bumped, forcing the girls team to play in the same classification despite not having the same success. The survey being sent to member schools will be discussed and possibly voted on at the June board meeting. If a change is passed, it will take effect next school year. OFFICIALS NOW TO GO THROUGH BACKGROUND CHECKS Game officials will now have to pass a background check during their enrollment with the OSSAA. The board passed a new policy that will require one-third of the current to undergo a background check before next school year and a different one-third the following two years. After that, a background check will be conducted on everybody once every three years. “We were trying to look for something that would be as seamless as possible,” OSSAA director of officiating Mike Whaley said. “We think it’s important that our guys and girls have gone through some sort of check. We were thinking we would be a little more proactive on our part. “Now there are some things on a background check that probably don’t have anything to do with whether an individual is a competent official or not, or if they can be around kids. That’s why we’ll look at anything that comes up on an individual basis.” Officials will have to pay for part of the screening themselves. The OSSAA will pick up some of the cost. Whaley also informed the board that he is sending emails to every member school asking that a school official choose two graduating seniors who could become an official. If they do, they can then offer to pay the enrollment fees for each person for the first year. Whaley said he tried this last year and it generated a small amount of response, resulting in about 400 new officials. A total of 5,100 officials were used this year. TULSA CENTRAL PRINCIPAL APPOINTED TO BOARD The OSSAA board appointed Tulsa Central principal Ebony Johnson as its 14th member for next year, filling the at-large spot with consideration given to gender and/or minorities. Johnson replaces Dr. Silvya Kirk, who is leaving her principal position at Carl Albert and is no longer eligible to remain a member of the board. The change will take effect next school year. The board is still looking at possibilities to fill the new 15th position on the board, which is designated for an athletic director. OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said he is hoping to have a recommendation at the June meeting. UPDATE ON CLASS 6A, 5A STATE BASKETBALL SITE OSSAA associate director David Jackson informed that the changes of Oklahoma City hosting the Class 6A and Class 5A state basketball tournaments have diminished. The current three-year contract with Oral Roberts ended in March. The OSSAA has since explored the possibility of moving the tournaments by seeking bids from six places — three in Tulsa and three in Oklahoma City. Jackson told the board that both Chesapeake Energy Arena and the Cox Center will not be submitting bids as he had hoped. Both arenas have commitments during the state tournaments. The University of Oklahoma remains an option, though, along with the Mabee Center, BOK Center and Tulsa University. Jackson said he has a deadline of May 8 for bids.