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|2012-11-02||vs||Ringling||L||21 - 47|
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Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Longtime athlete and coach Gerald Benn dies at 79
BY SCOTT MUNN | Oct 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Longtime athlete and coach Gerald Benn died at age 79. He was a 6-foot-1, 203-pound offensive lineman at Sulphur High School, picked in to play in the 1953 All-State game and Oil Bowl. Benn served in the Army from 1953-57, where he played for Fort Ord (Calif.) post team. After he was discharged, Benn received a football scholarship to Oklahoma State, where he was a three-year letterman and Academic All-American. Benn spent 20 years in coaching, first at Ponca City High School and then at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He also officiated football, basketball, baseball and softball for 30 years. Away from the ballfields, Benn liked taking fishing trips to Canada, Mexico and local lakes. A family obituary said Benn “enjoyed working with the youth of Oklahoma, association with coaches and the camaraderie with other officials.” Tony Blair Jr., 29, was killed Oct. 4 at Lawton Speedway. The track official was run over by a tractor in the infield before the final race of the season. Blair was the father of three little girls. He was a second generation official at the historic race track. Bob Schwaninger, 88, of Yukon was a native Nebraskan who followed the Cornhuskers even after moving to the Sooner state in 1960. He once received a thank you letter from former Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney for his hard-core support. Schwaninger was a volunteer for several church and community events, which included the building and maintaining of a playground for handicapped children. He served as president of the Pioneers of America, an AT&T organization that funded the building of a playground for disadvantaged kids. Schwaninger was instrumental in the design of the “beep ball,” a special softball used for the visually impaired. He was also a World War II veteran. Bob Pugh, 88, was the co-founder of the Tulsa Walking Club. The retired Texaco worker and World War II veteran walked in every Oklahoma county, all 50 states and in nine countries. Pugh walked 30 miles a week into his 70s. A former assistant scoutmaster who led youngsters on more than 4,000 miles of hikes. Ed Tippens Jr., 89, played basketball for Hammon High School. Ron Chesser of Oklahoma City was an All-State football player at Yukon High School. He spent 36 years as an football and basketball official at the high school and state college levels. Inducted into the Oklahoma Officials Association Hall of Fame. Bob Peck, 80, of Edmond was a standout pitcher for Cement High School and courted by the Oklahoma City Indians of the Texas League. He instead went into the family grocery business and later owned 16 Kentucky Fried Chicken stores. Peck collected golf balls, scorecards and baseballs from special events. He enjoyed watching younger members of the family play ball in high school and college. Sheldon Rose, 37, of Moore played high school basketball at Capitol Hill. Attended Murray State Junior College on a basketball scholarship. Clyde Yates, 88, of Tulsa loved playing golf. After retiring from the space program, he played almost daily. Scored a hole-in-one in 1998. Forrest Colston, 78, of Walters marched with the Pride of Oklahoma band on fall Saturdays at Owen Field. Randy Bodenhamer, 59, was a petroleum landman for more than 30 years. He had a life-long love of sports and played recreational softball, basketball and football. Bodenhamer coached youth sports such as T-ball, softball, volleyball and flag football. He was a behind-the-scenes worker with the Sand Springs High School football and basketball teams. Learned to drive a school bus so he could transport sports teams to games. Served on the Sand Springs Parks and Recreation board of directors. Colleen Hufford, 54, of Moore was a devoted fan of the Oklahoma City Blazers and Barons hockey teams. Hufford and husband KC sat in the north end of the Cox Center. Pall bearers included former Blazers coach Doug Sauter and star forward Marty Standish. Jack Martin, 75, of Harrah was a life-long racer, competing in everything from funny cars to drag boats. By trade, Martin worked for Gilt Edge dairy as a route supervisor. Bob McIntire, 79, of Okmulgee was a native of Claude, Texas, where he lettered in football and basketball. Bob Brousseau, 87, of Oklahoma City was a former Catholic priest who dabbled in real estate. He was also a personal trainer who gave lectures on aging and health. At age 72, he set an age division world record for the bench press at 407.75 pounds. Charles Dempsey, 77, of Oklahoma City quarterbacked and captained the 1954 Classen Comets football team. He walked on at OU, and his love of football led to officiating high school games in the 1960s and 1970s. An award-winning salesman by trade. Marty White, 35, of Bethany installed bowling lanes for the family business, Big 8 Bowling Service. The Putnam City West High graduate was a Navy veteran and musician. Mike Taylor, 49, of Tulsa played baseball from first grade through college. As a 10-year-old, Taylor played on a team that defeated Puerto Rico for a national championship. Worked at a ski resort in Crested Butte, Colo.
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre believes that the NFL will survive a turbulent month and hopes that the recent issues with domestic violence will raise awareness about the problem."The domestic violence issues, they're few and far between (in the league), but they're just enough to raise a serious awareness," Favre said. "I think that's the good that will come out of it....
Brett Favre hopes NFL issues raise awareness
DAVID BRANDT, Associated Press | Sep 25, 2014JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre believes that the NFL will survive a turbulent month and hopes that the recent issues with domestic violence will raise awareness about the problem. "The domestic violence issues, they're few and far between (in the league), but they're just enough to raise a serious awareness," Favre said. "I think that's the good that will come out of it. We'll see." The three-time Most Valuable Player was in Jackson on Thursday after he was elected to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. The 45-year-old Favre grew up in Kiln, Mississippi, and played at Southern Mississippi before a long NFL career that's mostly known for his stint with the Green Bay Packers from 1992-2007. He still watches football, but said he doesn't follow the NFL closely enough to have an opinion about whether Commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job after his handling of the Ray Rice case. Favre, who still owns several NFL records, has kept a low profile since moving back to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, after his retirement. He was the offensive coordinator at a local high school for two seasons, but didn't come back this season because he wanted to focus more time on "just being a dad." His youngest daughter plays high school volleyball, and he said he spends a lot of time supporting the program. Favre also said he looks forward to returning to Green Bay in 2015, when he'll have his jersey retired. His successful 16-year tenure with the Packers — including a Super Bowl title in 1996 — ended with an acrimonious departure after the 2007 season. "It's a nervous anxiety, which is good," Favre said. "It's kind of like going out for every game I ever played. You're nervous, but in a good way." For now, Favre is enjoying his election to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, where he'll join other Magnolia State greats like Jerry Rice and Walter Payton. "I've always told people that some of the best, if not the best players, at certain positions have come from (Mississippi)," Favre said. "I'm honored to be a part of that and to be considered one of the best to come out of this state." _____ Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night.
High schools: Big scrimmages highlight final weekend of preseason
By Scott Wright | Aug 27, 2014If you’re looking for an opportunity to see state championship-caliber teams in their final dress rehearsal of the preseason, you have plenty of options Thursday and Friday nights. The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night. The Oklahoma City schools will be in action in the annual All-City Preview at Douglass and Star Spencer on Thursday and Friday. Mustang’s annual Pigskin Preview features top teams from Class 4A, 5A and 6A on Thursday, and Norman’s Top of the World Classic has another strong field Friday night. Here are some notable scrimmages involving metro-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Davenport, Alex, Haileyville at Allen OKC Legion at Beggs Kingfisher at Blanchard Community Christian at Christian Heritage Academy Edmond Memorial at Del City OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Westmoore at Edmond North Putnam North at Edmond Santa Fe Guthrie at El Reno Seminole at Henryetta Bethel at Hinton Bethany at Jones McLoud at Little Axe Meeker at Luther Bartlesville at Midwest City Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Anadarko, Piedmont, Elk City, Norman North, McGuinness at Mustang Tecumseh, Mount St. Mary at Newcastle Moore at Putnam City Choctaw, Bixby at Southmoore Davis at Tuttle Pauls Valley at Washington Enid at Yukon Friday Burns Flat-Dill City, Morrison at Cashion OCS at Chandler Crossings Christian, Walters at Cordell Prague at Crooked Oak Wynnewood at Dibble OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Heritage Hall, Cascia Hall, Locust Grove at Lincoln Christian Harrah, Durant at McAlester Carl Albert, Deer Creek, Noble, Shawnee, Stillwater at Norman Top of the World Classic Hennessey at Perkins-Tryon Minco at Sayre
Aug 25, 2014
1. Davis (15-0): Star QB Blake Summers is back to lead the Wolves’ repeat quest. 2. Vian (13-1): Senior QB/LB Rylee Simon has led the Wolverines to a 38-3 record as a three-year starter. 3. Hennessey (11-2): The Eagles are looking for an eighth straight 10-win season with several key players returning. 4. Millwood (14-1): The Falcons are still expected to contend for a state title despite...
High school football: Class 2A preseason rankings
BY TRENT SHADID | Aug 25, 20141. Davis (15-0): Star QB Blake Summers is back to lead the Wolves’ repeat quest. 2. Vian (13-1): Senior QB/LB Rylee Simon has led the Wolverines to a 38-3 record as a three-year starter. 3. Hennessey (11-2): The Eagles are looking for an eighth straight 10-win season with several key players returning. 4. Millwood (14-1): The Falcons are still expected to contend for a state title despite replacing most of their standout players from 2013. 5. Adair (11-2): QB/DB B.J. Bradbury returns after throwing for over 3,300 total yards as a freshman last season. 6. Nowata (10-2): QB Wyatt Steigerwald leads a group of 17 seniors and nine returning offensive starters. 7. Christian Heritage (8-4): Expectations are high with all four defensive line starters and several skill position players returning. 8. Hartshorne (11-3): The Miners must replace their starting QB and RB from last season’s semifinal team. 9. Stroud (6-5): A strong offensive line will be relied on to make holes for RB Alex Boodt. 10. Oklahoma Christian (9-4): Senior RB/LB Luke Frankfurt has led the Saints in tackles the past three years. 11. Washington (8-3): WR Brady Kulbeth and RB Luke Ladlee lead the Warriors’ speedy offense after both accounted for over 1,000 yards last season. 12. Hobart (7-4): RB Aaron Hernandez and QB Kellan Smith are back after helping lead the Bearcats to the playoffs in 2013. 13. Chisholm (9-2): Senior QB Taggart Brown threw for 1,762 yards last season and returns top target Austin Swann. 14. Tonkawa (5-5): The Buccaneers haven’t finished better than 6-5 since winning the Class A title in 2009. 15. Commerce (11-1): Junior RB Trenton Barr will replace 2,000-yard rusher D.C. Chance in the backfield. 16. Okemah (9-3): Senior lineman Tanner Britt and Adam Hill lead a strong front on both sides of the ball. 17. Lindsay (8-3): Expectations are high for Lindsay with eight starters back on each side of the ball including star QB/S Jake Standridge. 18. Colcord (7-4): QB Caleb Shawver threw for over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns with just five interceptions last season. 19. Chandler (5-5): The Lions are back in Class 2A after never finishing better than 5-5 during the past four seasons in 3A. 20. Luther (4-6): Junior Maurice Wright accounted for 1,460 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns at RB and WR last season. 21. Alva (7-4): The Goldbugs must replace a four-year starter at QB in Ty Hooper. 22. Crooked Oak (6-5): WR Sanardo Ballard had 740 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Ruf Nex’ rushing offense last season. 23. Hugo (7-4): Reed Wallace leads the defense at linebacker with 12 career sacks. 24. Salina (9-3): The Wildcats will look for success behind their running game and defense. 25. Lexington (5-6): The Bulldogs will rely on an experienced offensive line led by 6-foot-6, 300-pound junior Tyler Brown. 26. Frederick (4-7): The Bombers finished below .500 last season for the first time since 2008. 27. Kansas (6-5): Jared Hogshooter takes the reigns at quarterback after throwing nine touchdowns in eight games last year. 28. Kingston (7-4): Danny Charlie looks to lead the team in tackles for a third straight season. 29. Panama (7-4): Senior linebacker Gabe Harp, a four-year starter, leads a veteran group. 30. Pawhuska (4-7): Senior TE/WR Marshall Tolson is one of five returning starters on offense. 31. Dibble (4-6): Senior DB Braeden James returns with 15 career interceptions. 32. Chouteau (4-6): The Wildcats are looking to improve on their 16 points per game mark in 2013. 33. Marietta (5-6): Entering this season, the Indians are looking for a third straight playoff appearance. 34. Haskell (5-6): The Haymakers look to return to the playoffs after a first-round exit last season. 35. Pocola (3-7): The Indians showed solid offensive production last season, averaging nearly 30 points per game. 36. Chelsea (3-8): The Dragons return seven starters on offense including junior running back Zack Eidschun. 37. Perry (4-6): The Maroons finished last season on a three-game winning streak. 38. Antlers (4-6): Two road losses to finish 2013 cost Antlers a trip to the playoffs. 39. Henryetta (2-8): The Knights move down to 2A after only managing two wins in Class 3A a year ago. 40. Wewoka (6-5): Junior Tre Roberts returns as a three-year starter while the Tigers transition up to 2A. 41. Wyandotte (5-5): Seniors Clayton Stone and Seth Shettlesworth return after combining for over 1,500 yards rushing last season. 42. Oklahoma Union (3-7): The Cougars look to shore up a defense that allowed 26 points per game last season. 43. Pawnee (2-8): Junior QB Nathan Brock leads a group of eight returning starters on offense. 44. Holdenville (2-8): The Wolverines will rely on their running attack to help improve from last season. 45. Tishomingo (2-8): The Indians scored at least 21 points in seven games last season, but faltered defensively. 46. Newkirk (3-7): Senior QB Jaycee Johnston returns for his third straight year as the starter. 47. Hulbert (1-9): The Riders only managed nine points per game last year and never won on the road. 48. Caney Valley (2-8): The Trojans’ two wins came in the final three weeks of the season in 2013. 49. Coalgate (1-9): The Wildcats started 1-1 last season before dropping eight straight. 50. Wellston (1-9): The Tigers managed only one win last year while averaging 167 yards per game on the ground. 51. Northeast (1-9): The Vikings’ only bright spot of 2013 was a 59-0 win over SeeWorth Academy. 52. Atoka (0-10): The Wampus Cats are looking for more success in 2A after going winless in 3A last season. 53. Walters (2-8): Sophomore RB Kyle Graham rushed for 13 touchdowns as a freshman. 54. Prague (0-10): Former Hennessey and Purcell coach Shannon Watford takes over the Red Devils program. 55. Liberty (1-9): The Tigers move up from Class A where they surrendered 38 points per game last season. 56. Wilburton (0-10): The Diggers allowed over 60 points per game in 2013. BY TRENT SHADID, scott wright and chris Brannick
Aug 12, 2014
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.Ma'Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge, WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1lSi5IV) reported.Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were adjudicated delinquent...
Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case
Associated Press | Aug 12, 2014STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team. Ma'Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge, WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1lSi5IV) reported. Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were adjudicated delinquent in the August 2012 assault on a West Virginia girl. Richmond was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention and Mays, who was also found guilty of using his phone to take a naked picture of the underage girl, was sentenced to two years. Richmond, now 18, was classified as a Tier II sex offender last August, meaning he will have to register every six months for the next 20 years. Unlike adult sex offenders, Richmond's name won't be included on publicly accessible websites, and he can request to have the classification removed later based on his rehabilitation. The school's football coach, Reno Saccoccia, said Richmond returned to school in January and was suspended from extracurricular activities for the remainder of the year. He told the TV station "it was a horrible crime," but Richmond completed everything the judicial system asked of him. "We don't deal in death sentences for juvenile activity, and I just feel that he's earned a second chance," Saccoccia said. Ohio High School Athletic Association spokesman Tim Stried said it is up to the school to determine whether a student athlete participates in sports. The school's superintendent and athletic director did not return messages from The Associated Press. Richmond's lawyer Walter Madison declined to comment on Richmond's status with the football team, but said in a written statement that "Band, debate, and sports teams reinforce critical lessons meant to guide one throughout life." The case brought international attention to the small city of 18,000 and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the football team. A grand jury investigating whether laws were broken in the case brought additional charges against six adults, including Steubenville's then-superintendent Michael McVey. He and the district's former technology director have pleaded not guilty to charges including evidence tampering and obstructing justice. Charges against four other individuals have been resolved. ___ Information from: WTOV-TV, http://www.wtov9.com
The Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976.
Tributes: Del City football coaching legend Henry Manning dies at age 75
By Scott Munn | Jul 27, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Legendary Del City football coach Henry Manning died Monday morning. He was 75. Manning’s wife, Barbara, said the retired coach suffered from diabetes for several years and also had a pacemaker. “He had been in and out of the hospital,” Barbara Manning said. “It (diabetes) had just gotten progressively worse.” Manning was in coaching for 39 years, including 24 at Del City. He guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976. Del City only had four losing seasons under Manning, who retired after the 1998-99 school year. He coached Del City greats such as Smokey McCarthey, Steve Hammond, Ken Oleson, Kenny Davis, Oliver Brown, David Frolich, Mike Woods and Bennie Butler. There were many others who contributed to Del City’s success, too. “He always thought he had the dream job,” Barbara Manning said. Coach Manning was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994. Del City honored the coach in 2005 by opening the Henry Manning Center, which sits adjacent to Kalsu Stadium on the school campus. Barbara Manning said funeral services will be scheduled later in the week. *Dr. Benny Hill, 79, of Santa Fe, N.M., played basketball for Rocky High School in the 1950s. He earned a scholarship to play Division I ball under coach Abe Lemons at Oklahoma City University. Already married, he chose to stay close to home and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford. Hill focused on academics instead of basketball; he eventually worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico. *Price Pooler, 81, of Norman played football at Capitol Hill High School. *Alan Greenberg, 86, of Manhattan, N.Y., was an Oklahoma City native who earned a football scholarship to play at Oklahoma. The former Classen High star suffered a back injury, ending his college sports career. He transferred to Missouri with a focus on someday working on Wall Street. He succeeded. Greenberg was hired by Bear Stearns, where he went from clerk to chairman. A national champion bridge player whose opponents over the years included Warren Buffett and Malcolm Forbes. *Bud Breeding, 92, of Oklahoma City was instrumental in bringing the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show to Oklahoma City. A member of the AQHA and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse halls of fame. The World War II and Korean War veteran spent 68 years in the insurance business. *Bill Abbott, 70, Oklahoma City was an electrician at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years. During retirement, he spent time teaching gun and hunting safety courses. *Wilma Barrios McNeill, 91, of Oklahoma City held Oklahoma State football season tickets for more than 40 years. *Larry Hurst, 65, played football and ran track at Sand Springs High School. He went on to play halfback for Northeastern A&M Junior College, helping the Golden Norse to a national championship in 1967. Hurst spent three seasons as an assistant football coach at Del City High School, and he was head football coach at Blackwell High over the 1978-81 seasons, before going into administration. He was an assistant principal at Edmond Memorial High School and principal at Sheridan High School in northern Wyoming. Although he served as Sheridan’s principal, Hurst continued to coach, helping with the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen squads. *Korky Ketchum, 50, played baseball at Lawton High School. Played softball as an adult. *Dean Bartee, 92, of Adair was a champion skeet shooter. *Stan Deardeuff, 81, of Oklahoma City was in the insurance business for 55 years. The OU graduate was a founding member of the Allstate Wrestling Association, which conducted a state tournament for junior high wrestlers. Deardeuff also helped organize junior wrestling tournaments at the Northside YMCA. He was inducted into the Oklahoma chapter of National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012 for lifetime service. *Albert DeFrees, 91, of Bartlesville played baseball and basketball at Jarbalo High School in his native Kansas. *Loyd Schamburg, 81, played basketball at Vici High School, helping the Indians qualify for the state tournament in 1951. *Bruce Palmer, 53, of Oklahoma City played football at U.S. Grant High School. He earned a football scholarship to Central Oklahoma. *Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview was a landscape architect. He helped design sports fields for Edmond Parks and Recreation. *Bradon Playford, 16, played football, basketball and baseball for Sapulpa High School. He also wrestled one season for the Chieftains. *Claude Hamon, 73, of Oklahoma City was a standout football player at Harding High School. He played on the line for Oklahoma, lettering in 1960 and 1961. Hamon was a firefighter by trade and an avid golfer in his spare time, winning championships at Lake Hefner and Surrey Hills Country Club. *Louis Raymond, 90, of Norman was a medal-winning swimmer at the Senior Olympics. The World War II veteran and Kansas State graduate swam every day at the YMCA; he won gold medals at the Senior Games at age 82. *Rebecca Zellner Fluitt, 88, of Midwest City played high school basketball at Dickson and Ardmore. *Walter Bower, 77, of Oklahoma City was an attorney for 37 years. He was an automobile enthusiast who raced as an amateur in Sports Car Club of America events. Bower also spent time restoring antique cars.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jacksonville State may be the happiest that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo now is in the NFL. The Gamecocks, who lost the outright league title to Garoppolo and Eastern Illinois last year, are this preseason's favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference.The Gamecocks, with their third head coach in as many seasons, received 118 points and 10 first-place ballots in voting by...
Jacksonville State preseason favorite to win OVC
CAROL STUART, Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jacksonville State may be the happiest that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo now is in the NFL. The Gamecocks, who lost the outright league title to Garoppolo and Eastern Illinois last year, are this preseason's favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks, with their third head coach in as many seasons, received 118 points and 10 first-place ballots in voting by coaches and sports information directors Monday at OVC media day. Two-time defending champion Eastern Illinois (110 points) and Tennessee State (107) each picked up four first-place votes. Those three teams reached the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2013 — most ever for the OVC — and won four games. Jacksonville State and Eastern Illinois reached the quarterfinals. "I think it's at an all-time high as far as national perception of the OVC with what we did in the playoffs," new Gamecocks coach John Grass said. Eastern Kentucky (82) is predicted to finish fourth, ahead of Tennessee-Martin, Murray State, Tennessee Tech, Southeast Missouri and Austin Peay. Garoppolo was drafted in the second round by the New England Patriots, while Eastern Illinois receiver Erik Lora is a free agent with Minnesota from a team that went 12-2 and beat Jacksonville State 52-14. Garoppolo joined Tony Romo as Panthers quarterbacks to win the Walter Payton Award as the nation's top FCS player. "He's one of the best players I've ever played against," Grass said. "I think he's going to have a tremendous pro career. I kept telling everybody how good he was." Grass, a long-time high school coach, was promoted at Jacksonville State after one year as offensive coordinator at his alma mater. His innovative up-tempo yet smash-mouth offense has nine starters returning from a unit that set 49 school records. Jacksonville State placed eight players on the preseason All-OVC team, with five on offense led by preseason Offensive Player of the Year DeMarcus James. James rushed for a school-record 1,477 yards and OVC-record 29 touchdowns as the Gamecocks went 11-4. Returning quarterback Eli Jenkins, a dual threat, has fellow sophomore Josh Barge back as his main target. "Being able to play physical and fast at the same time is a really big change-up for your normal teams," offensive lineman Max Holcombe said. "Usually they either play fast and they're not physical, or they're physical like Alabama and play slow and methodical and ram it down your throats." Eastern Illinois also has a new coach in Kim Dameron. He has eight preseason all-league picks, including junior running back and return specialist Shepard Little who rushed for 1,551 yards. Senior Andrew Manley and Kentucky transfer Jalen Whitlow lead the battle to replace Garoppolo. "It's going to be a great competition to see who ends up being 'the guy' if that does occur, but if it doesn't occur then we'll have a couple guys," Dameron said. "I really like the fact that I have at least two that have started a I-A college football game." Tennessee State has six preseason All-OVC selections on defense led by end Anthony Bass tabbed as the preseason Defensive Player of the Year honors after 10 sacks last season. Daniel Fitzpatrick, whose eight interceptions led all of Division I, helps anchors the unit ranked in the top 10 nationally. "You've got some great offensive schemes in this league," Tennessee State coach Rod Reed said. "Week in and week out, you've got to be on top of your game." Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 6-6 season but has OVC Freshman of the Year Devin Borders back, a receiver who blocked a nation-high five kicks. Kentucky transfer Dy'Shawn Mobley joins J.J. Jude in the backfield. "This league has gravitated toward a throwing league, so we got faster on defense," Eastern Kentucky coach Dean Hood said. Southeast Missouri also has a new coach, with Tom Matukewicz moving from Toledo.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver caught a career record 35 touchdown passes, including 21 as a senior.
Tributes: Former Lawton Douglass star Kenneth Wallace dies
By Scott Munn | Jun 16, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Kenneth Wallace, 68, of Houston was a football standout in the 1960s at Lawton Douglass High School. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver caught a career record 35 touchdown passes, including 21 as a senior. Wallace was named to the South All-State Team after snagging 56 balls for 1,338 yards, most of those passes coming from quarterback Curtis Wilson. Wallace also excelled at defensive back and kick returner. In 1999, The Oklahoman selected Wallace for its All-Century Team was a wide receiver. After Wallace finished his prep career with 11 letters — four each in football and baseball and three in basketball — he went on to play the 1966 and ’67 seasons for coach Phil Cutchin at Oklahoma State. Wallace earned a degree in health and physical education and eventually worked as a park director in Markham, Ill., and Houston. *Charles Zink, 64, of Oklahoma City worked for the Department of Human Services. As a young man, he starred in football and baseball at Northeast High School. Zink was a 6-foot, 200-pound All-State football player, starting all four years on the offensive and defensive lines. He was an Oklahoman All-City baseball pick as well as an Oklahoma High School Coaches Association outstanding scholar-athlete selection. Zink signed to play football at Oklahoma, but his career was cut short by injury. *Brian Marchinko, 65, of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, played for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League over the 1969-72 seasons. He had 33 goals and 95 points for the Oilers. Marchinko played 47 games in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders. He worked for the Canadian National Railway after hockey. *Jerry Lee Wells, 70, of Glasgow, Ky., was an All-American basketball player for Oklahoma City University when it was an NCAA Division I program. Wells and Charlie Hunter, also a Glasgow native, were the first African-American players at OCU. Wells led the Chiefs — now known as the Stars — to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a 60-26 record over the 1963-66 seasons. He topped OCU in scoring over his junior and senior seasons, averaging 23.5 points. A two-time All-College Tournament team selection. Wells was chosen in in the second round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals, but he never played professionally. Shortly after he was picked by Cincy, he was drafted into the Army. *Albert Neel, 88, of Oklahoma City was a boxer as a youngster. He won 10 Golden Glove fights as a welterweight. A World War II veteran who was a renowned swing dancer. *Mike Dunn, 67, of Edmond helped coach the TLC Chargers’ 19-and-under softball team for several years. The Vietnam veteran was a long time season-ticket holder to Oklahoma football games. Friends and family celebrated Dunn’s life with a tailgate lunch, dressed in the colors of his favorite teams — OU, Dallas Cowboys, Oklahoma City Thunder and the New York Yankees. *Longtime educator and preacher Elmo Hall spent several years as the public address announcer for Oklahoma Christian University basketball games. Hall loved to play ball, too. He often participated in OC’s noon basketball league. Also played softball. The Edmond resident was 83 at the time of death. *Patricia Ward, 73, of Welling attended the 1972 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland A’s. Also enjoyed Olympic figure skating. *Glynn Massey, 71, of Norman grew up in Corsicana, Texas, where he excelled in high school football, baseball and track. Also collected baseball cards. A computer analyst at Tinker Air Force Base. *Milton Kalsu, 78, of Oklahoma City was a claims adjuster for Continental Insurance. He coached baseball and enjoyed talking about sports, particularly Oklahoma football. The uncle of former OU lineman and Vietnam hero Robert Kalsu. *Paul Ayres, 86, of Bluejacket was a rodeo judge. *Earlene Parson Rollins, 70, of Mustang was a judge for the USA and Golden Gloves boxing organizations. *Steve Pickle of Edmond died three weeks after his 43rd birthday. He participated in Special Olympics for several years and played in the AnyOne Can Softball League. *Marie Powell Rowlen, 90, of Jones remained active by joining a bowling league in her 80s. *Junior Harris, 45, of Duncan died in a car accident. He was the father of former Oklahoma defensive back Javon Harris. *Loren Mitchell, 90, remained close to home, lettering in basketball and baseball for Bethany High School. The World War II veteran remained a supporter of Bethany athletics. Also supported OU sports and the old Oklahoma City 89ers baseball team. *Dottie Griffin-Guinn, 76, of Oklahoma City helped coordinate the annual Andy Payne Memorial Foot Races. *Raymond Pate, 94, of Oklahoma City worked in the athletic department at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois during World War II. He went into the oil business after the war. *Walter McBride, 84, of Yukon played basketball for Alfalfa High School and Carnegie Junior College. He taught his grandsons how to play golf.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before Jackie Slater was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, he was playing for Wingfield High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and hoping to attract the attention of college scouts.This was in the early 1970s — about the time Southeastern Conference football teams were just beginning to recruit black players — so this massive teenager was mostly ignored by the big...
Money woes, declining talent plague HBCU football
DAVID BRANDT, Associated Press | May 26, 2014JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before Jackie Slater was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, he was playing for Wingfield High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and hoping to attract the attention of college scouts. This was in the early 1970s — about the time Southeastern Conference football teams were just beginning to recruit black players — so this massive teenager was mostly ignored by the big schools. But Jackson State welcomed him. "It was where I was wanted," Slater recalled. "And it's where I could excel." Slater was one of many players who thrived at the nation's historically black colleges and universities, particularly from the '60s through the '80s. NFL superstars Jerry Rice and Walter Payton were part of that wave. But HBCUs have slowly turned into an afterthought on the college football landscape. For the first time in the NFL's common draft era, which started in 1967, not one player from the Southwestern Athletic Conference or Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference was selected this month. The two conferences combined to produce at least 20 NFL draft picks every year from 1967 to 1976, according to research by STATS. That output has slowly declined since. Now storied programs like Grambling, Southern, Florida A&M and Mississippi Valley State are known more for crumbling facilities, player boycotts and struggles to meet NCAA academic standards than for what happens on the field. College sports revenue and spending have become increasingly unequal over the past three decades, and HBCUs have hard time keeping up. The lack of money is especially pronounced for schools in the SWAC, which have yearly athletic budgets as low as Mississippi Valley State's $3.6 million. That's about half the salary coach Nick Saban earns at Alabama, where the school's total athletic budget is well over $100 million. Even other Football Championship Subdivision schools have athletic budgets twice as large as many as those at HBCUs. Like his late brother Walter, Eddie Payton played football at Jackson State, where he is now the golf coach. Payton says bringing HBCUs back to some level of prominence is possible, but it will be difficult. As TV contracts for college football have grown, the bigger schools have been able to pour money into facilities and programs that make it nearly impossible for HBCUs to compete for elite athletes. And, as recruiting has grown more sophisticated, schools from around the country have been taking star football players out of the South, the main talent base for the HBCUs. "It's not that we're getting less money — it's that everybody else is growing while we've basically stayed the same," Payton said. "We haven't cultivated our fan bases and now the quality has gone down. It's going to be hard to get those people back." Payton traced the SWAC's downfall back to the 1980s and 1990s, when programs started playing "Classic" games on the road in places like Chicago and Indianapolis. Payton said in an effort to spread the HBCU brand and earn a little extra money, leaders focused too much on the schools' popular marching bands and the parties surrounding the games instead of the football. "When you go to a steakhouse, the thing that makes or breaks your meal is the steak," Payton said. "It's not the salad or the baked potato. We haven't been focusing on the most important issue — and that's the quality of the football." But the lack of money makes it hard to compete on and off the field. Shoddy facilities at Grambling led to last fall's player boycott. Mississippi Valley State's football stadium was deemed so unsafe it was temporarily closed in 2010 and the team had to play at a high school 45 miles away while repairs were made. Five of the SWAC's 10 football schools were recently declared ineligible for the NCAA's postseason after failing to meet requirements for the Academic Progress Rate. Schools like Alabama and Texas have sprawling academic facilities with dozens of tutors and advisers committed to helping athletes stay eligible. Athletes at most HBCUs don't have the same support. Teams in big conferences fly charters to games while HBCUs still take long interstate bus rides. But officials at HBCU schools say things can improve quickly. HBCUs still attract the biggest crowds at the FCS level. The SWAC has led the division in attendance 35 times in 36 years, drawing more than 12,000 per game last season. A little extra money for the academic side can help. Jackson State had APR problems a few years ago, but has recovered in part because of a $900,000 grant from the NCAA. The funds were part of $4.3 million the NCAA has spread to six schools to help boost APR performance. SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp said he hopes it's the beginning of leaguewide improvement that can start in the classroom and carry over to the field. "Our goal is to be a progressive Division I conference," Sharp said. "Jackson State is a perfect example of how these problems can be turned around. They worked along with the NCAA, got some grant money and now have improved tremendously." _____ Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP
May 3, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Moore and Larry Webster found unconventional ways to reach NFL draft weekend.When Moore's subpar high school grades scared away big-time football schools from offering scholarships, the Chicago native enrolled at tiny Concordia University in Minnesota. Webster, the son of a former NFL player, spent three years starting on Bloomsburg's college basketball team before...
NFL welcomes small-school players to big stage
MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | May 3, 2014INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Moore and Larry Webster found unconventional ways to reach NFL draft weekend. When Moore's subpar high school grades scared away big-time football schools from offering scholarships, the Chicago native enrolled at tiny Concordia University in Minnesota. Webster, the son of a former NFL player, spent three years starting on Bloomsburg's college basketball team before giving football a second shot in 2012. League scouts still found them and next week, these two Division II stars could hear their names called out on the biggest stage of all, Radio City Music Hall. "Not many of these people thought I would get this far," Moore said. "The knock always is the level of competition. They're always going to grill you for not facing Division I talent, but as they watch in film, they know I can play." The scouts have increasingly found talent at smaller schools, making sure they don't miss out on the next big thing in football, even if it comes far from the spotlight. Examples can be found everywhere. Football Championship Subdivision alums Kurt Warner and Joe Flacco both earned Super Bowl rings after becoming starting quarterbacks, although Warner had to play in Arena Football and NFL Europe first. Robert Mathis, who also played in the FCS, is the NFL's reigning sacks champ. Offensive lineman Jahri Evans has been to five Pro Bowls despite coming out of Bloomsburg. And three of the greatest players in NFL history — Brett Favre, the late Walter Payton and Jerry Rice — all played college ball in Mississippi, though none of the three played at an SEC school and only Favre played in the top level of college ball. Those sorts of oversights have prompted NFL decision makers to take their annual talent search to some unusual places. "I was actually in Concordia this year and I wasn't the only GM, which really blew my mind when I saw a stack of business cards and saw another GM in there," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. "I was always taught by my old boss Charley Armey, I remember him saying years ago, 'Scout the player, not the school.'" It's a sentiment that seems to resonate within a league no longer totally reliant on traditional powerhouses to find talent. A year ago, Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher was selected No. 1 overall by Kansas City. This year, Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is projected to go in the top five, giving the once overlooked Mid-American Conference the possibility of having top-five picks in back-to-back years. The small-school talent pool is not drying up. Anything but. —Quarterback Jimmy Garopollo has drawn comparisons to Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, a fellow Eastern Illinois alum, and isn't expected to last beyond the second round. —Haitian immigrant Pierre Desir, a 23-year-old cornerback, husband and father who worked in sewers between stints at two Division II schools, Washburn in Kansas and Lindenwood in Missouri, could go on the second day of the draft. —Short, powerful running back Terrance West ran for 2,509 yards and 41 touchdowns last season at Towson and appears to have a similar physique to Maurice Jones-Drew. —Offensive lineman Billy Turner played on three straight FCS championship teams at North Dakota State. —Receiver Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State impressed scouts at the combine with a 4.42-second 40-yard dash after measuring in at 6-foot-3, 219 pounds. —Linebacker Johnny Millard of Cal Poly is attempting to follow in the footsteps of his father, Keith, a longtime NFL player. Moore, a 6-5, 269-pound pass rusher who had 21 sacks over the past two seasons, and Webster, a 6-6, 252-pound defensive end who had 26 sacks in that span, are in the mix, too. Both were finalists for the Cliff Harris Award presented to the nation's best small-school defender. None of these guys is surprised. "I do feel like there is a lot of talent in Division II that does get overlooked because it's Division II, unless you stand out," Webster said. "You have to really stand out. If you don't, you get overlooked." It's not that teams can't find the talent. It's just that sometimes it takes a lot more work to discover it beyond the traditional BCS schools. Getting to some campuses can be complicated, and analyzing game tape isn't always easy. While BCS schools have plenty of tape available for scouts, often from multiple angles and against other potential draft prospects, that's not always the case in the FCS, Division II and III, the NAIA, or even all of the FBS leagues. "That's where the real grinders on your staff find players. The lazy guys, they are not sitting there at a D-III school or another school that has poor facilities and you are sitting there with a VHS tape and an actual remote control where you hit rewind," Grigson said. "I've been there before and then it rewinds all the way to the beginning of the tape and you've got to find where you were at before. It becomes a challenge, but the guys that work for me and work for the Indianapolis Colts have that type of drive to where they will sit there painstakingly through four, five tapes." Eventually, they're able to determine whether a Moore or a Webster can cut it in the NFL. And more frequently, NFL decision-makers are giving guys like Moore and Webster the benefit of the doubt. "Throughout the course of the season last year I have had over from 35-40 scouts from different teams come through," said Moore, who never played in front of a crowd bigger than 7,000. "I just stuck to the mindset that if you are good they will find you, and that is how I am fortunate enough to be here." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Apr 24, 2014
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it was clear Marcus Trufant's time with the Seattle Seahawks was over following the 2012 season, he was given a message by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on his way out.If it became apparent that Trufant was ready to retire from the NFL, they wanted him to do it as a member of the Seahawks.Trufant got that opportunity Thursday, officially...
Marcus Trufant retires as member of the Seahawks
TIM BOOTH, Associated Press | Apr 24, 2014RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it was clear Marcus Trufant's time with the Seattle Seahawks was over following the 2012 season, he was given a message by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on his way out. If it became apparent that Trufant was ready to retire from the NFL, they wanted him to do it as a member of the Seahawks. Trufant got that opportunity Thursday, officially retiring from football after signing a one-day contract with Seattle. "It (the offer) says a lot about them, it says a lot about their character, it says a lot about the organization itself because they didn't have to do it," Trufant said. "They chose to do it and I'm very grateful for that. They just extended the hand and that just shows what kind of people they are, and I appreciate it." Trufant spent his entire NFL career with the Seahawks, with the exception of the 2013 training camp when he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Trufant was released at the end of August and remained out of football during the 2013 season. Being a dad shuttling around his daughters and starting in on new business ventures during his season out of football solidified Trufant's believe that he was finally done with the game. "It was just time, man. Just to be home with my family, all of my girls are getting bigger so it's just good to be home," Trufant said. "I had a nice run, and I have no complaints." Trufant retires as one of the few to become a star without ever really leaving home. He was a prep star at Wilson High School in nearby Tacoma, Wash., then a college standout at Washington State and finally a first-round pick of the Seahawks in 2003. Instead of having to fly across country for his introductory news conference after being drafted, Trufant took a phone call from then-coach Mike Holmgren, jumped in the car and drove 45 minutes up the freeway. That was the start of his association with the Seahawks. Trufant started 125 of 136 games played during his time in Seattle. He finished with 21 career interceptions and was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2007. He spoke about his career for 20 minutes Thursday, reading from notes typed out on his phone the night before. The Seahawks auditorium was packed with friends and family. Trufant was joined on stage by his parents, his wife and his brothers, Desmond and Isaiah, both cornerbacks in the NFL. Isaiah now plays for Cleveland, while Desmond is entering his second season with Atlanta. Carroll was there as well, along with former teammates Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, soon-to-be Hall of Famer Walter Jones and Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings. The fact all three Trufants were in NFL camps last August at the same time, playing the same position, brings a special sense of pride for the family. "He laid the path out for me," Desmond Trufant said. "I seen exactly what I had to do, what not to do, how to carry yourself on the field, off the field. Just completely set the right path for me. He made it a lot easier for me to get where I am now." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Lee averaged 15.1 points per game for the Vikings, who finished 26-2 and state runner-up. The General Motors employee died at age 59.
Tributes: Stanley Stanley Lee helped Northeast reach the Class 3A basketball finals in 1972
By Scott Munn | Feb 26, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: •Stanley Lee, 59, of Oklahoma City earned a basketball scholarship to Texas Tech, where he earned a degree in physical education. He spent 30 years working for General Motors, where he stood tall among his co-workers. At 6-foot-7, Lee teamed with fellow starters Lawrence Wilson, Roy Burris, Russell Post and Clarence Lucky to help the Northeast High School basketball team reach the Class 3A state championship game in 1972. The No. 1-ranked Vikings entered the tournament at the Big House with a 24-1 record, their only loss coming against Tulsa Washington. Lee and Co. beat Guthrie and Okmulgee in the first-two rounds but lost a 64-59 title decision to an unbeaten Miami squad that received game-clinching free throws from future OU All-America wide receiver Tinker Owens. Lee finished the season averaging 15.1 points per game. •Curtis Richmond, 68, was a customer service manager for United Airlines in Houston. He grew up in Oklahoma, where he excelled in football, basketball and tennis in the 1960s at Shawnee High School. As a senior, Richmond was named Shawnee’s Athlete of the Year. He won state tennis championships in singles and doubles and compiled an 82-4 record as a high-schooler. Richmond then played tennis at Southeastern State University and was an NAIA All-American as well as the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference champion in singles and doubles. He was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame and also the Missouri Valley/Oklahoma Tennis Hall of Fame. •John Langford, 88, of Oklahoma City was a member of the PGA for 66 years. He played in the PGA Championship eight times and had two top-10 finishes. Langford later played in the Senior PGA Championship as well as several local tournaments. •Former Oklahoma wrestler Sid Terry died in Wichita, Kan., at age 75. Terry was a championship wrestler at Edmond High School and received a scholarship to OU. He lettered for the 1958, ’59 and ’60 seasons. Terry won the Big Eight championship at 157 pounds in 1960, the same season the Sooners won the national championship. Terry was a second-team All-American in 1959; that season, he had a landmark victory as a 167-pounder. He defeated previously unbeaten Bruce Campbell to help OU stun defending national champion Oklahoma State. After college, Terry was a flight instructor for the Air Force and worked in the insurance business. •Louis Arambula, 80, of Moore was a Golden Gloves boxing champion as a teenager. Arambula fought in the 126- and 135-pound divisions for the Oklahoma City Elks and Southside boxing clubs. He was a veteran of the Korean War and spent 37 years as an air traffic controller. • Danny Thurman, 68, of Sand Springs was an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He would spend 22 years as a mechanic at Fred Jones Ford and used those wrenching skills in dirt car racing. Thurman owned and served as a crew chief for local super modified drivers such as D.E. Suggs, George Armstrong, Donnie Crawford and Herb Copeland. Thurman owned race cars that twice won points championships at Tulsa Speedway. • Dwight Rymer had a way of breaking away from the pack. He starred in track and field at Cheyenne High School, winning five first-place ribbons during his career. That speed and agility came in handy as an Army soldier during World War II. Rymer was captured in Luxembourg by German forces, and while marching to a prisoner of war camp, he and comrade slipped under a bridge. They then hiked through the mountains to freedom in Belgium. Rymer, a Morrison resident, died at age 89 after careers in dairy farming, education and banking. • Deneen Olson Uhrman, 49, of Jenks was a career educator. As a youngster, she was one of the first girls to play Little League baseball in her native Ohio. She was a four-sport letterman at Loraine Catholic High School. • Donald Booher, 80, of Tulsa remained a Chickasha Chicks sports fan long after he graduated. He was a member of Oklahoma State baseball teams that qualified for the College World Series in 1954 and 1955. Booher liked to hunt and fish, and he was an avid golfer who played on courses in Ireland and Scotland. He had a hole-in-one. •John Yaroslavski Jr., 66, of Norman was a high school cross country and track standout in his native New Jersey....Jack Hammock, 80, of Oklahoma City was a cabinet maker who enjoyed calf roping on the side....Ann Jones Colby, 80, of Vinita played high school basketball with sister Sallye at White Oak. ... Mildred Turner Marshall, 85, of Lawton was a barrel racer and played basketball at Walters High School. ... • Joe Richardson, 74, of Fort Worth was a Snyder High School graduate who returned to his alma-mater as a coach. He spent three years at Snyder before coaching in Irving, Texas. ... Jimmy Brown, 16, was a junior at Tecumseh High School. He played for the Savages’ bowling and golf teams. ... Raymond Lutomski, 79, of Shawnee was a bullrider who often participated in the old Harrah rodeo.
Feb 16, 2014
When Garin Higgins took over Emporia State's football program in 2006, there was little success to promote. So, the Blackwell native turned to Oklahoma high schools for recruiting.
Oklahoma high school players play a big part in Emporia State's turnaround
BY JACOB UNRUH | Feb 16, 2014When Garin Higgins took over Emporia State's football program in 2006, there was little success to promote. So, the Blackwell native turned to Oklahoma high schools for recruiting. Eight recruiting classes later and with a much more successful team on the field, Oklahoma is still a big recruiting stop for the Kansas Division II school. Ten players from Oklahoma signed with Emporia State almost two weeks ago. “Now, first and foremost we do want to emphasize getting kids out of our own state,” Higgins said. “Oklahoma football players have been good to us. There's a lot of reasons why we've turned this football program around, but these guys have been successful for us.” The Hornets were 9-2 last season, losing in the opening round of the Division II playoffs against Minnesota Duluth. In 2012, they went 10-2 and won the Kanza Bowl after finishing 5-6 the previous year. That's the kind of success that has star players in Oklahoma choosing to head north instead of remaining close to home. “I like it because we're gonna win up there,” Carl Albert tight end Trenton Ball said about signing with the Hornets. “I know we're gonna be really good. The next couple years, we're gonna be amazing. Hopefully we'll get a national championship up there.” Star players alongside Ball like Guthrie's Kai Callins and Kingfisher's Landon Nault are joining a roster that already had 14 Oklahoma players on it last season. “It tells you how much about that staff for them to come down here when those kids could go to Tahlequah and Edmond — which is a huge draw — and play football when they're going to Emporia and they want to win,” said El Reno coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger, who played for Higgins and coached alongside him. The Oklahoma ties for Higgins are hard to ignore, too. He coached Northwestern Oklahoma State, becoming the most successful coach in school history, before becoming the offensive coordinator for one season at Northeastern State. His father, Gary Higgins, also coached high school football across the state for 30 years. Offensive coordinator Matt Walter also played at NWOSU. But for some, it's troubling to see an out-of-state school recruit so well. NWOSU landed 19 Oklahoma players, Central Oklahoma signed 18, Southwestern Oklahoma State added 13 and Southern Nazarene inked 12, but schools like NSU (seven), East Central (seven) and Southeastern Oklahoma State (six) seemed well behind. UCO and NSU are even MIAA conference members alongside Emporia State. Higgins, however, was quick to point out that a coaching change at NSU slowing down the recruiting process. “I think they're doing a good job,” Higgins said of UCO and NSU. “I think they're trying to turn their program around. I've been through that time period of trying to turn around a program and it's tough.”
Marquardt, who spent 20 years at Norman, guided the 1970 boy's basketball team to the Class 4A state championship.
Tributes: Legendary Norman High coach Max Marquardt dies at age 78
By SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, email@example.com | Feb 10, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Max Marquardt, 78, was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001 for success he enjoyed as a high school basketball and baseball coach. The El Reno native spent 20 years at Norman High School, where he made the Tigers a consistent state basketball tournament participant. He led the 1970 team to the Class 4A state championship, beating Northwest Classen 47-42 with big scorers John Carroll and Joe Simpson providing all but six points. Before compiling a 349-147 record as a coach — which included early career stops at Pauls Valley and Pawhuska — Marquardt attended the University of Central Oklahoma on a basketball scholarship. He was a three-time all-conference player for the Bronchos. Marquardt was also on the school's football, baseball and track and field teams. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway, in Norman. *Stan Johnson Jr., 80, retired in Oklahoma City after 30 years with the Scott Paper Co. He had a life of adventure, whether it was jumping out of airplanes as an Army paratrooper or coaching championship teams in youth football. Sandwiched in between was serving as athletic director at the downtown YMCA in Denver and playing fullback for the University of Wyoming's 1956 Sun Bowl championship football team. Johnson was also an accomplished body builder who won the Mr. Senior Okie title at age 40. *Delman Dennis, 80, of Oklahoma City attended the OU-Texas football game for more than 30 years. A longtime season ticket holder for Sooner football and basketball teams. *Hunter Miller beat cancer at age 4 and as a teen played golf for Jenks middle and high schools. He died at age 20. *Len Sherrell, 78, of Tulsa was a dirt car racing enthusiast. He raced a car for several years until a wreck in 1969 at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee forced him to retire. Sherrell owned a paint and body shop, and he remained in the sport by sponsoring a race car driven by Jackie Howerton, a local standout who also competed on the prestigious U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series. *Chad Roberts, 37, of Jay was a team roper and horse trainer. Served as president of the Grove Roundup Club. *Annie Boland, 60, of Oklahoma City was a member of the Kerr McGee swim team as a youngster. The Northeast High graduate also played competitive tennis. *Jack Lackey, 62, was a seventh-grade geography teacher who coached middle school football and basketball in Yukon. *Tom Taylor, 61, of Bremerton, Wash., was a retired welder at the U.S. Navy shipyard. The native Oklahoman played semi-pro baseball for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in Lawton when it was a state powerhouse. *Lewis Rackley, 88, of Walters was an Army medic during World War II. During down time, he starred as a fast-pitch softball player. After the war, he was hired by Monsanto — which wanted Rackley to pitch for the company softball team. He wound up spending 30 years working for Diamond-Shamrock in Muscle Shoales, Ala., where he retired as chemical plant supervisor. *Alton Livingston, 97, of Frederick graduated from old Hollister High School in 1932. He attended Cameron Junior College in Lawton, where he and brother Denton won a national doubles tennis championship. Alton Livingston served during World War II and then was a farmer by trade. *Unique Barnes of Broken Arrow lost a five-year fight against cancer at age 15. She played the mellophone on football Friday nights for the Pride of Broken Arrow marching band. Her father, Harlan, told the Tulsa World that one of Unique's favorite memories was marching in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. *Bruce Ruby, 84, played baseball for Central High School in Oklahoma City. After graduation, he was offered a contract by the St. Louis Cardinals, but his mother refused to sign off to allow the youngster to play professional baseball. Ruby continued his current job delivering electric bills by bicycle, and he wound up working 43 years for OG&E. He retired in 1987 as the company's supervisor of computer programming. He remained involved in baseball as a youth coach. *James Atkinson, 65, of Edmond was a certified public accountant who worked in the oil and gas industry. He competed in the National Sporting Clays Association, winning the Class A state championship in 2009 and 2011. An avid OU fan who battled pancreatic cancer for three years. *Steve Geddie, 59, of Tulsa, was a youth soccer coach. ... Eileen Carletti Dunn, 91, of Oklahoma City directed the physical education department at Tulsa Webster High School and Oklahoma College for Women. ... Stefan Rushing, 14, of Lawton was a soccer player. ... Larry Hodges, 59, of Oklahoma City attended Western State (Colo.) on a swimming scholarship. ... *Smith Montgomery, 65, of Wilburton worked with the Special Olympics. ... Ted Smith, 67, of Ada was chairman of the Hinton Kiwanis Rodeo. ... George Bowden, 81, of Hugo built race cars. ... Albert Hester, 88, of Choctaw boxed as a teenager. ... Joel McClung, 61, Oklahoma City was an Oklahoma wildlife game warden. ... *Funeral services for legendary Oklahoma race car driver Harold Leep Sr. are 2 p.m. Saturday at Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee. Leep, 81, died Thursday from injuries suffered after falling on the ice at home. Leep was a five-time points champion at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, while also enjoying unprecedented success at other dirt tracks throughout the country. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2004.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience.
Tributes: Frank Parr was a local soccer icon
BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Frank Parr, 92, of Oklahoma City was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Away from work, he was heavily involved in local soccer. Parr spent 30 years as a member of the Oklahoma Soccer Association as a player, coach, referee or administrator. He served eight years as the Central Oklahoma Soccer League president. Parr was just one of three people given the Oklahoma Soccer Officials' Golden Whistle Award. *Ed Sheldon, 84, of Bartlesville served in the Army during the Korean War. While stationed in Augsburg, Germany, he played basketball. Sheldon later became recognized for handmade turkey calls. The outdoorsman made the devices out of three turkey hen wingbones — and they became so popular with fellow hunters that a turkey calling competition was named in Sheldon's honor. *Mark Champion of Tulsa was an auto racing enthusiast. He provided color commentary over the public address system at now-defunct Tulsa Speedway, while also contributing articles to the Speedway News. Champion did not mind handling the dangerous side of racing, too. He often patrolled Turn 1 at the Tulsa track, working as a fireman and paramedic. Champion died recently at age 65. *Former Weatherford chief of police Byron Cox, 57, volunteered at Kiwanis Baseball Park. He also umpired high school and summer league baseball. Cox suffered from diabetes the last few years and lost both legs. He had been fitted with prosthetics and continued to work for the police department; Cox hoped to someday return to umpiring. *Oklahoma City resident Dave Roberts, 67, was a standout athlete in the 1960s at Dewey High School. He turned down several baseball scholarship offers, instead choosing to play football at Oklahoma. Roberts played for the Sooners' freshmen team, and then gave up sports to focus on studies that led to a juris doctorate from the OU law school. *Rodney Moody, 55, of Edmond was a standout athlete at Altus High School. He particularly excelled at golf, earning a scholarship to Cameron University in Lawton. Moody worked in the grocery business for several years, before returning to school, this time at Southwestern State in Weatherford. He played golf for the Bulldogs. Moody participated in the 85th U.S. Open qualifier at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. He also played in the 84th U.S. Amateur qualifier in Oklahoma City. *Paul Mathews, 86, of Ninnekah was a self-made millionaire. He was a politician and realtor in Seminole County, owning several pieces of land during his lifetime. Mathews operated the Little League in the 1960s in Seminole, and he helped build a ballpark behind the town's armory. He also assisted in the development of a baseball field in Wewoka. *Jack Mars, 78, moved to Tulsa to work for B.F. Goodrich. As a youngster in Akron, Ohio, Mars was quite the athlete. He stood 6-foot-7 and starred in football, basketball, baseball and boxing. Perhaps before a growth spurt, Mars participated in the legendary Soap Box Derby in Akron. *Leonard Tunnell of Miami, OK, coached sports at Ketchum, Wyandotte, Locust Grove and Bluejacket schools. The six-time Bronze star recipient during World War II died at age 89. *Henryetta resident Ken Wion was a text book consultant for D.C. Heath & Co. As a young man, he played football and basketball and ran track for Woodward High School. He then played college football at Southwestern State in Weatherford. After retirement, he spent time supporting Henryetta High athletic teams. He died at age 73. *John Mahaffey, 14, of Cache participated in Special Olympics. He was a member of the Hammer Heads swim team. *Clayton Smith, 18, played baseball for Morris High School. He received an athletic scholarship to Highland Community College in Kansas shortly before he died in an automobile crash. *Oklahoma City physician James Wenzl acquired an interest in medicine while playing high school football in Greenleaf, Kan. Wenzl suffered a broken nose, a broken tibia, a dislocated shoulder and a broken foot over his junior and senior seasons. He told family members, “I spent so much time talking to doctors in those two years that I became intrigued by the work.” Wenzl, a former pediatric nephrologist at The Children's Hospital, was also a standout half-miler for the Greenleaf track team. He died at age 78 after a five-year fight with cancer. *Oklahoma City resident John Meek, 84, played basketball at Westark Junior College in Fort Smith, Ark. ... Terry Myrks, 43, played boys basketball at Idabel High School. ... Clarence Cox, 96, coached youth baseball and softball in south Oklahoma City. ... Ruben Potter Jr., 76, was an All-State football player at Elk City High School. ... Walters native Keith Hooker, 71, was a farmer by trade, but he also raised race horses. Attended the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas every December. ... Brian Martin, 51, of Ardmore played high school football and baseball in his native California. ... *Martha Scroggin, 77, of Midwest City played basketball for Buffalo Valley High School. ... Jeannie Hutton, 71, was a twirler on football Friday nights at Wynnewood High School. ... Herman Hackett, 80, of Enid sponsored softball and Little League baseball teams. ... Michael Wahl, 57, of Edmond was president of the Oklahoma City Men's Senior Baseball League. ... Dana Pitts Orebaugh, 64, of Edmond was a swimming instructor at the downtown YMCA. She was also a member of The Sportsman's Club swim team. ... *Doris Stephens Puckett, 95, of Edmond played basketball at old Marshall High School in Logan County. ... Gladys Lunow, 93, of Oklahoma City was a four-year letter winner for the Moore High girls basketball team. ... Dolores Dial Renfrow, 81, of Duncan was a championship swimmer for the University of Central Oklahoma. She was also a twirler. ... Retired Army Ranger Mack Haymaker, 82, of Enid raced motorcycles in the late 1950s. BY SCOTT MUNN
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State's Brock Jensen isn't often mentioned among the top quarterbacks in college football, or even his own division.His coach cites one quality that he believes will earn him a shot at the pros: Jensen wins.Jensen has won more games than any other quarterback in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA. He needs one...
NDSU QB to wrap up banner career in FCS title game
DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | Jan 3, 2014FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State's Brock Jensen isn't often mentioned among the top quarterbacks in college football, or even his own division. His coach cites one quality that he believes will earn him a shot at the pros: Jensen wins. Jensen has won more games than any other quarterback in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA. He needs one more victory in this weekend's FCS title game against Towson to give the Bison their third straight national title. Yet Bison Nation was rankled earlier this month when Jensen was not among the finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which goes annually to the top offensive player in FCS. The award went to Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois. The other finalists were quarterback Vernon Adams of Eastern Washington and running back Terrance West of Towson. "The FCS all-time winning quarterback must not stack up against total yards," NDSU coach Craig Bohl said. "We're disappointed for Brock, but Brock has booked that and moved on. I wouldn't trade him. All those other guys? He's our guy." Jensen shows his interest in the debate with a shrug of the shoulders. Awards are for other people to decide, he says. He would rather talk about the team's quest for three straight FCS titles, which will be determined Saturday in Frisco, Texas. "It's the last game of the year. It's the championship. That's mainly where my focus is," he said. Jensen has won 47 games with the Bison, 46 as a starter and one when he came off the bench as a freshman to beat Morgan State. Earlier this season, he surpassed Armanti Edwards, who won 43 times while leading Appalachian State to three straight FCS titles from 2005 to 2007. While Jensen might not have the flair or the numbers of Garoppolo and Adams, he has blown open the record books at a school with a proud football history. He is NDSU's career leader in pass attempts (1,106), pass completions (690), passing touchdowns (69), passing yards (8,463) and total offense (9,683). "I've had the privilege of watching some of the best players in the history of the FCS," said Mike Kern, associate commissioner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. "What Brock has done for NDSU, the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the FCS puts him in that elite group. " Jensen epitomizes a methodical Bison offense that finds different ways to score, said Towson quarterback Connor Frazier. "They seem to not make many mistakes," Frazier said. "They don't turn the ball over." This season, by the numbers, has been Jensen's best. He has completed 205 of 311 passes for 2,658 yards and 33 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 459 yards and nine TDs. Jensen cites his experience and the freedom shown to him by offensive coordinator Brent Vigen as keys to the statistical surge. "He's allowed me to really this year do things I haven't done in the past," Jensen said of Vigen. "And we have been so balanced in our attack. We have experience at all our skill positions and our offensive line is the best in the country." Jensen came to NDSU from Waupeca, Wis., where as senior he led his high school team to a 14-0 record and the 2008 Wisconsin Division III state championship. His career record as a starter in high school was 26-2. His career record as a starter with the Bison is 46-5. "This has been my life for five years now. I'm definitely going to miss it," Jensen said. "But I'm looking forward, at the same time, to the next chapter of my life after this game." Bohl, who is leaving the Bison program for Wyoming, said that should include an invitation to an NFL camp. "He's thrown the ball very well. He's improved," Bohl said. "It would be great to get him in a camp and see what he can do. I know a lot of guys have watched a lot of tape on him."
Dec 24, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Winter of Winston continues for Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback.Jameis Winston is The Associated Press national player of the year, adding to his cadre of postseason accolades. He's this year's Heisman Trophy winner, the Walter Camp national player of the year, the Davey O'Brien quarterback of the year and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the...
Seminoles QB Winston named AP player of the year
KAREEM COPELAND, Associated Press | Dec 24, 2013TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Winter of Winston continues for Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback. Jameis Winston is The Associated Press national player of the year, adding to his cadre of postseason accolades. He's this year's Heisman Trophy winner, the Walter Camp national player of the year, the Davey O'Brien quarterback of the year and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. Seminole football fans should send a thank you note to Florida State's baseball program. If not for coach Mike Martin Sr. and one of his assistants, Mike Martin Jr., Winston — a two-sport athlete — might not be preparing to lead the No.1-ranked Seminoles against No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game Jan. 6 with the opportunity to bring a third national title back to the Florida State campus. When Winston won the Heisman he thanked the usual cast of family, coaches and teammates. Then there was the thanks to "Eleven" and "Meat." Most of the country ignored the peculiar names, but Winston wouldn't have attended Florida State without the warm relationship between football coach Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State baseball coaching staff. "Eleven" — otherwise known as baseball coach Martin Sr., who has led the program for 34 years, and "Meat" — Martin Jr. Martin Jr. was on a recruiting trip to watch Winston during his junior year of high school when he called to let Fisher know. Fisher actually had tape of Winston on his desk at the time and decided to put it in. About 30 minutes later, Fisher called Martin Jr. back and said, "Don't let him get away." Winston hit a game-winning home run that day. "Jimbo Fisher deserves the credit for giving the young man the opportunity to display his talents in another sport," Martin Sr. said. Fisher covets players that come from diverse backgrounds where football wasn't their only sport. He actively looks for athletes that play numerous positions on the football field and play different sports. "It makes you a different kind of competitor," Fisher said. "You learn to learn the different situations. Handle different pressures. Handle noise. Handle quiet. Different games are played in different ways and in different environments. ... You're constantly competing and you don't get in that rut of you only get it once a year. I think when you're getting it two and three different times of year, the more you're in competitive situations, the more you find out about yourself. ... "Every time you compete you learn something about yourself. I think it's very good for athletes to do. I wish more athletes were multi-sport guys than they are now." Just like the Heisman voting, Winston was a landslide winner in AP player of the year voting. He received 49 out of 56 votes cast by AP Top 25 college football poll voters. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch received three votes. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron got two votes. Boston College running back Andre Williams and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard each received one vote. Winston is the first Florida State player to win the award, which has been handed out since 1998, and the first from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State and Winston continued to excel despite a sexual assault investigation that became public last month. The State Attorney's Office announced that it would not press charges before the ACC championship game. Bo Jackson, the 1985 Heisman winner, was also a two-sport star from Winston's hometown of Bessemer, Ala. The 19-year-old Winston said after the Heisman ceremony that he wants to better than Jackson. The Texas Rangers drafted Winston in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB draft, but he elected to go to school. Winston will compete for the closer job for the No. 5-ranked Seminoles when baseball begins. He has a fastball that reaches 93-95 miles per hour and throws a slider for strikes. Martin Sr. said there are no restrictions on the quarterback outside of the normal rest for pitchers. Winston is poised to become the sixth winner in Heisman history to play collegiate baseball after winning the award and the first since Jackson in 1986, according to STATS LLC. Martin Sr. believes Winston could be the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft if he was to singularly focus on baseball, but the coach doesn't want that. He sees Winston as a first-round pick in both baseball and football. "I never want him to devote full time to baseball because then I would miss out on his talent in football," Martin Sr. said. "He's just one of those rare athletes that only come around once in a blue moon." Winston said baseball helped him "a lot with football because baseball is a failing game. As a quarterback you have to handle every situation the same. "So when I throw a touchdown I'll celebrate and whatnot but when I throw a pick I keep my head up and say my fault guys and move on and keep stuff going. Baseball helped me with that." ___ AP Football Writer Ralph D. Russo in New York contributed to this report.
Dec 19, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Being a high school football coach's son and the starting quarterback at one of the most scrutinized programs in the country, Case McCoy wasn't as surprised as some of his teammates when Mack Brown told them he was stepping down."I've had the 'For Sale' signs in my yard numerous times," McCoy said. "I've moved a few times in my life. The job is to win a lot of ball games...
Texas looks to send Mack Brown off with a win
CHRISTIAN CORONA, Associated Press | Dec 19, 2013AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Being a high school football coach's son and the starting quarterback at one of the most scrutinized programs in the country, Case McCoy wasn't as surprised as some of his teammates when Mack Brown told them he was stepping down. "I've had the 'For Sale' signs in my yard numerous times," McCoy said. "I've moved a few times in my life. The job is to win a lot of ball games here. That's what people expect at this university and we haven't done what we've needed to do." Brown will be coaching his 206th and final game at Texas when the Longhorns (8-4) take on No. 10 Oregon (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. McCoy struggled in the team's last game, a 30-10 loss to Baylor that kept Texas from claiming its first Big 12 title since McCoy's older brother, Colt, took the Longhorns to the national title game in 2009. Now Texas is trying to help Brown end his 16-year Longhorns coaching career with a victory. "It would be great to have him ride off in the sunset (with a win)," junior center Dominic Espinosa said. "More than anything it excites us to make sure we send Mack out with a win. That's another incentive to go out and practice harder this week." After meeting with school President Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson last week, Brown informed them of his plans to make this year his last at Texas. He addressed his players and staff in an emotional meeting. "He's got more love for this university than he does love for himself," senior offensive guard Mason Walters said. "Whatever he does, he'll be successful in it. He has that same feeling about us. Whoever this university brings in is obviously going to be well-compensated and really good at their job so I don't think we have a lot to worry about." Brown led the Longhorns to nine consecutive 10-win seasons from 2001-09, but has gone 30-20 over the past four seasons. As much as the Longhorns players want Brown to end his career on a high note, they want to beat the Ducks just as badly for themselves. "We definitely love Coach Brown and it's sad to hear that but you can't approach it in a different way," senior All-American defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat said. "I'm a senior. I'm approaching it as my last game and I'm working my butt off this week. That's how everyone else is. You can't worry about the future. You've got to worry about the now." Like McCoy, junior defensive back Quandre Diggs had an older brother play for Brown at Texas. Quentin Jammer was a sophomore when Brown was hired and was a consensus All-American by the time he left. Diggs followed in Jammer's footsteps by coming to Texas, starting 35 games over the past three years. "I've known Coach Brown since I was six or seven years old so I've always thought he was going to be the coach here," Diggs said. "I've known him for a long time, probably longer than anyone else on the team. He means a lot to me because he's a legend here, but besides coaching he's just a better man." Assuming Diggs returns for his senior season, he will be welcoming a new like his older brother did 16 years ago. But first comes Oregon. "I don't care. It's not in my hands. I wasn't named to the search committee," Diggs said, referring to the eight-member advisory committee Patterson appointed this week. "We just have to adjust to it. That's not for me to discuss. I go out and play."
Dec 19, 2013
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Terrance West started his Towson football career as a walk-on who regularly left home at 3 a.m. to catch two buses and make pre-dawn practices on time.He's come a long way since then.West set an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff record with 354 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns last Friday as Towson beat Eastern Illinois 49-39 in the national...
Towson RB West carries team deep into FCS playoffs
Associated Press | Dec 19, 2013TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Terrance West started his Towson football career as a walk-on who regularly left home at 3 a.m. to catch two buses and make pre-dawn practices on time. He's come a long way since then. West set an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff record with 354 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns last Friday as Towson beat Eastern Illinois 49-39 in the national quarterfinals. He leads all of college football with 2,295 yards rushing and 39 touchdowns, numbers he hopes to increase Saturday in the semifinals against host Eastern Washington. The Tigers (12-2) lean heavily on the junior running back, who vividly remembers the sacrifices he made to attend the school's 5 a.m. practices in 2011. "I put in a lot of work at my craft," West said this week. "If you dedicate yourself and be determined or have a determined mindset, you can accomplish anything. I'm living what I work hard for." The 5-foot-11, 223-pounder came from Northwestern High School in Baltimore followed by a year at Fork Union Military Academy. Towson coach Rob Ambrose gave West the chance to join the team, and the running back's work ethic immediately caught the coach's eye. "At 4 o'clock in the morning in the month of March, when it's really cold, there aren't many human beings in this town that are awake," Ambrose said. "And when I'm coming in here in the morning to unlock the building, he's waiting for me. Yeah, that's a competitive soul. That's somebody that wants it." West quickly took off at Towson. In his first season, he won the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS football. West has been a three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association first-teamer and recently was voted the conference's Offensive Player of the Year. He also was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award this season. West has scored 83 touchdowns at Towson and is closing in on the FCS record of 89, set by Brian Westbrook at Villanova. West's 39 touchdowns this year tied the NCAA FCS record that Omar Cuff set at Delaware (2007). West has been fortunate to run behind an experienced offensive line that includes seniors Eric Pike, Anthony Davis, Doug Shaw and Randall Harris. Both West and Ambrose give the veteran line much of the credit for the running back's success. "As good as Terrance is, nothing happens without that offensive line," the coach said. That line is also is a big reason why quarterback Peter Athens (3,050 yards passing, 17 touchdowns) has fared well. Towson has scored 543 points in its 14 games, and now stands one win away from a national championship game appearance on Jan. 4. Athens has fared well, but this offense is built around West. "He makes it a lot easier," Athens said. "He'll break off a big run, and it will change momentum just like that." West eventually got a scholarship after his freshman year, but that didn't alter his drive to succeed. "I just worked hard and stayed focused," West said. "I had to prove everyone wrong."
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Championship-contending boxer Earle Keel, longtime hoops official Don Garrison die
BY SCOTT MUNN | Dec 16, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Earle Keel, 84, of Oklahoma City was a championship-contending boxer as an amateur and professional. He was a three-year boxing letterman in the 1940s at Chilocco Indian School, and then became an AAU and Golden Gloves star at middleweight and light heavyweight. Keel, who was known for a mean left punch, was an AAU state champion from 1947-49; a national AAU finalist in 1947 and '48; and an Oklahoma Golden Gloves titlist in 1948. He went on coach the Cameron Junior College boxing team in 1949, before turning professional. Keel had a 67-14 record on the pro circuit during an era when boxing was as popular as football is today. The Chickasaw Nation member served during the Korean War, then became a boxing official, often refereeing or scoring bouts that included Sonny Liston, George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. Keel was inducted into the Chilocco Hall of Fame in 1986 and the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. *Don Garrison, 81, of Oklahoma City was a basketball official for 25 years. He called regular-season games at the high school level as well as All-Star games and state playoff contests. The former high school baseball player was once offered a contract with the New York Giants. Also participated in fast-pitch softball. At age 14, he pitched in a men's league. Since Garrison was not old enough to drive, the softball team's sponsor gave him rides to and from the ball field. He later threw in four world tournaments. By trade, Garrison held several positions with the state, including the Department of Health and director of jails inspections. *Billy Hyde, 83, was a right-handed pitcher in the St. Louis Browns organization. Hyde spent seven years in the minors, his best season coming in 1950, when he was 17-5 with a 3.69 earned run average for the Marshall Browns of the old East Texas League. Hyde, who was born in Van Buren, Ark., spent his post-baseball days living in Oklahoma City, where he founded Hyde Auto Service at NW 12 and May Avenue. An avid golfer who followed the OU football team and Oklahoma City Thunder. *Mark Merveldt, 57, of Yukon was a cattle buyer and commodity trader. As a youngster, he excelled at wrestling. He was the first state champion in Okarche High School history, winning the Class 2A title at 123 pounds in 1974. Merveldt continued to compete in the intramural program at Oklahoma State, where he was selected All-University wrestler three consecutive years. An avid outdoorsman. *Rex Privett, 89, of Norman played football and basketball at Pawnee High School. Privett was the point guard on the Black Bears' Class B state championship basketball team in 1941. The World War II veteran was a rancher and worked in government, including 16 years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. *Lori Bundy, 54, of Owasso was a baseball mom. She volunteered to work the Owasso High School baseball concession stand and, as mothers do, likely offered an ear after bad games and attaboys after good games. Bundy's sons, former Oklahoma prep stars Dylan Bundy and Bobby Bundy, are pitchers in the Baltimore Orioles organization. *Bob Condren, 93, of Oklahoma City spent 35 years in education, the last 25 as an elementary school principal. The Muldrow High graduate served in the Army Air Corps during World War II before lettering in football, basketball and baseball at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was one of the first English teachers in Southeast High School history as well as an assistant coach in several sports. Condren later served as the Spartans' head basketball coach (1951-52) and head football coach (1952-56). After retiring in 1982, he was a longtime member of the Oklahoma City Seniors Golf Association. *Caleb Garrison, 35, of Edmond played baseball at Edmond North High School. He competed in motocross for 10 years, before working in the industry as a regional sales manager for competition apparel. *Bill Hatley, 70, of Del City was a former insurance agent who excelled in golf and bowling. He had two aces in golf and owned five rings for rolling perfect 300 games in bowling. Hatley also coached in youth bowling leagues. *Lucille Irvin Bradford, 88, of Oklahoma City played basketball and tennis as a high schooler in her native Arkansas. ... Jack O'Toole, 89, of Oklahoma City played high school soccer and basketball in his native Minnesota. ... Jack Simmons, 92, of Cashion played high school basketball at Kingfisher. ... J.D. Olds, 79, of Duncan quarterbacked the Midwest City Bombers. ... Connie Glenn, 67, of Walters played and coached girls fast-pitch softball. ... Clyde Landis, 83, wrestled at Ponca City High School.
WASHINGTON — Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team. It doesn't matter to him that at least 28 high schools and 20 colleges have made the switch in recent years. Or that the Redskins call Washington their home and even the president has suggested changing the team name. Snyder cheered for the Redskins as a kid and now that he's in control...
Author: In Redskins flap, only the fans can force a name change
BY TIM WENDEL | Nov 30, 2013WASHINGTON — Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team. It doesn't matter to him that at least 28 high schools and 20 colleges have made the switch in recent years. Or that the Redskins call Washington their home and even the president has suggested changing the team name. Snyder cheered for the Redskins as a kid and now that he's in control even National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell cannot sway him from this growing public-relations storm. The myth that sports owners are true stewards for the game went out the window forever when baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers and San Francisco Giants left New York for more lucrative markets on the West Coast. “When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958, it marked the era of disloyal teams and changed the sports world forever,” says economist Andrew Zimbalist. But at least O'Malley and his cohort, the Giants' Horace Stoneman, believed they could make even more money in California. One cannot be certain what Snyder's logic is. Part of it may be he's a successful stubborn businessman who doesn't like to be told what to do, even if the commissioner is whispering words of wisdom in his ear. We also know Snyder is a lifelong fan of this particular team. He grew up rooting for the Redskins, and only the Redskins, and that makes a name change on his watch much more problematic. Of course, we've always had owners who bordered upon being megalomaniacs. Al Davis, Marge Schott and George Steinbrenner come to mind. But at least they understood that you always needed the common folk coming through the turnstiles. You had to keep them on board. Snyder would be in for a financial windfall if he did change the name to the Americans, Warriors or even the Bravehearts, a nickname that his neighbor recently filed a patent on. Not only would the owner be seen as a local hero but think of all the new merchandise he could sell. Yet Snyder refuses to go down that path. He told USA Today that he'd never switch and then told the newspaper to put his response in capital letters. Through it all, the ones caught in the middle are the fans. Many of them still wear the ‘Skins gear and come out in droves for the team. Despite only four playoff appearances since 1993, Washington's football team remains the top ticket in the Washington area. The attention the Redskins receive eclipses anything basketball's Wizards or hockey's Capitals can muster. Until that shifts, at least in part, one wonders if there will be much movement on the nickname front. For when Snyder gazes upon another full house at FedEx Field, where his football team plays its home games, he sees thousands wearing Redskins jerseys and jackets, caught up as much in the outcome as he is. That makes it easy to ignore common sense and even common decency that no team should be called the Redskins — a name that some regard as a racial slur — in this day and age. So, good luck with Goodell working the back channels, sports journalists refusing to use the moniker in their stories or even the growing protests about the nickname when the Redskins go on the road. Ultimately, the power for change lies with the hometown fans. Imagine if they refused to wear the team logo or a significant number didn't show up for the next home game? Until the Redskins fans take a stand, perhaps one as steadfast as their owner's, this name game will remain an embarrassment to the sporting world. Wendel is the author of nine books, most recently “Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever.” He is a writer in residence at Johns Hopkins University. MCT INFORMATION SERVICES
Douglass wins District 4A-2 championship with its 30-18 triumph at Norris Field in Ada.
High school football roundup: Dameko Doddles scores twice in fourth quarter, Douglass holds off Ada
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2013Dameko Doddles scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter Friday night, and No. 3-ranked Douglass beat No. 9 Ada 30-18 in a District 4A-2 football game at Norris Field. Douglass improved to 9-1 overall and clinched the district championship with a 7-0 mark. The game was tied 18-18 when Doddles caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Patrick McKaufman; Doddles then returned an interception 55 yards for an insurance score. McKaufman had a 72-yard TD pass to Isiah Shaputis that gave the Trojans an 18-6 lead at halftime. Ada (7-3, 5-2) finished second in the district. BETHANY RALLIES BACK Bethany rallied back from a two-touchdown deficit and beat Class 3A's No. 5-ranked Cushing 20-19 on the road. Kyle Duke threw two touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder in the third quarter that gave Bethany (7-3) the winning edge. Duke added a 5-yard touchdown run, which started the Bronchos' comeback. Cushing (8-2) had a 13-0 lead after the first quarter on Gage Stallworth's 34- and 77-yard touchdown runs. SANTA FE OUTSLUGS CHOCTAW Edmond Santa Fe quarterback and OU commit Justice Hansen remained sidelined by injury, but the Wolves still rolled up 545 yards of offense in a 55-30 victory over Choctaw at Wantland Stadium. Tailback Michael Farmer ran for 5-, 36- and 2-yard touchdown runs. He also caught a 36-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Keaton Torre that gave Edmond Santa Fe a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Torre, who completed 13 of 19 attempts for 204 yards, added a 28-yard scoring pass to Cameron Westbrook. Edmond Santa Fe enters the Class 6A playoffs with a 6-4 record. Choctaw, which had four touchdown passes from Jonah Llanusa, finished 3-7. JENKS TOPS PUTNAM CITY Jenks' football powerhouse wrapped up its 22nd unbeaten regular season, walloping Putnam City 56-7 on Friday night. Class 6A's top-ranked team had 105 yards and two touchdowns rushing from Cameron Booty. Putnam City, which started the season 2-0, lost its final eight games. GUTHRIE GOES TO 10-0 District 5A-2 champion Guthrie completed a 10-0 regular season with its 45-8 rout of Northwest Classen at Jelsma Stadium. The No. 1-ranked Bluejays, who will start the playoffs next week at home, had three first-half touchdown runs from Idae Alexander. Kai Callins added a 22-yard TD run and returned a punt 41 yards for a score as Guthrie had all of its points by halftime. Northwest (3-7) avoided the shutout in the fourth quarter on Eric McGee's 65-yard touchdown pass to Fredarian Ashley. CRUSADERS ROUT STROUD Colton Lindsey threw four touchdown passes to help Christian Heritage hammer Stroud 42-7 in a Class 2A nondistrict game. Stroud (6-4) led 7-0 after the first quarter on Gage Wright's 1-yard touchdown run. Christian Heritage (7-3) answered in the second quarter with Lindsey's 4- and 15-yard TD passes to Gabe LittleJim. The Crusaders pulled away with a 28-point third quarter, which included Lindsey's 28- and 9-yard touchdown passes to Braden Mikes. Joseph Lemieux added two TD run in the third quarter. Lindsey finished 21 of 30 for 266 yards and no interceptions. JACKSON HAS 3 TD RUNS FOR MEEKER Dallas Jackson had touchdown runs of 52, 35 and 30 yards as Class 2A's No. 6-ranked Meeker throttled Holdenville, 44-0. Tim Whitfield had a 2-yard touchdown run, and then returned an interception 65 yards for another score to help Meeker finish the regular season 10-0. The Bulldogs' defense forced three turnovers and held Holdenville (2-8) to 67 yards. DEL CITY BLANKS SOUTHEAST Class 5A's No. 8-ranked Del City had three touchdowns from the defense in its 67-0 whipping of Southeast. Davion Freeman returned an interception 40 yards for a score, Kindare McGlaughlin ran back a fumble 8 yards and Deonte Reed returned an interception 76 yards. The Del City defense forced seven turnovers and held the Spartans (2-8) to 15 total yards. Will Trotter and Anthony Mason added two touchdown runs each for the playoff-bound Eagles, who finished the regular season with a 7-3 record. CHARGERS QB TOO TOUGH Heritage Hall quarterback Connor McGuinnis accounted for six touchdowns, and the Chargers blitzed Star Spencer 41-0 in a District 3A-3 game at Tidwell Stadium. McGuinnis gave Heritage Hall (5-4) a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with an 8-yard run. McGuinnis then went to the air. He threw two touchdown passes each to Kevin McDaniel and Brendan Ezell. MINCO ZAPS PIONEER Class A's No. 5-ranked Minco crushed Pioneer 61-6 in a District A-3 game. Joe Mitchell accounted for three touchdowns, returning an interception 35 yards and catching 49- and 3-yard passes from Hunter Jones. Jacob Overton and Shannon Williams ran for two TDs each as Minco finished the regular season 9-1. HARMON THROWS 4 TD PASSES Matt Harman threw four touchdown passes, including two to Joe Nece, and Cashion outlasted Crossings Christian, 54-28. Harmon's scoring throws to Nece covered 68 and 24 yards. The quarterback added a 16-yard TD throw to Ryan Harrel and an 18-yarder to Dylan Kordelski as the Wildcats (8-2) pulled away with 40 points over the second and third quarters. ELSEWHERE Pryor quarterback Brennon Barth ran for 351 yards and seven touchdowns over 30 carries, leading the Tigers to a 49-21 triumph over Tulsa East Central. Pryor (7-3) ran the football 106 times for 513 total yards. Barth attempted just one pass, which fell incomplete. The Tigers blew the game open with a 36-point second quarter. ... Salina whipped Kansas 47-13 behind Kyle Johnson, who scored the Wildcats' first 15 points on a 5-yard touchdown run, 30-yard interception return and 34-yard field goal. ... Mount St. Mary had touchdown runs from Malcolm Davis, Matt Peace, Archie Brown and Matt Beardsley, and the Rockets wrapped up the season with a 27-6 win at Little Axe. ... Mikey McClung had three touchdown runs for Community Christian, which blanked Lexington, 28-0. HOW THEY FARED How The Oklahoman's No. 1-ranked high school football teams fared during Week 10: CLASS 6A No. 1 Jenks (10-0) defeated No. 6 Bixby, 56-7. CLASS 5A No. 1 Guthrie (10-0) defeated Northwest Classen, 45-8. CLASS 4A No. 1 Anadarko (10-0) defeated Elgin, 54-0. CLASS 3A No. 1 Blanchard (9-0) defeated Tuttle, 35-28. CLASS 2A No. 1 Millwood (10-0) defeated Dibble, 53-0. CLASS A No. 1 Ringling (7-1) defeated Walters, 48-6. CLASS B No. 1 Laverne (10-0) defeated No. 3 Pond Creek-Hunter, 40-6. CLASS C No. 1 Cherokee (8-0) defeated Kremlin-Hillsdale, 47-0. FROM STAFF REPORTS