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Jun 12, 2014
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Sarah Thomas starts the day at her second job by tucking her long blond hair inside her cap, so she doesn't get noticed.On a football field, that's impossible.Thomas doesn't consider herself a pioneer, just "one of the guys." But as one of two female officials in the NFL's officiating development program, Thomas has a chance to break barriers in a male-dominated...
Female official hopes to break NFL barrier
TOM WITHERS, Associated Press | Jun 12, 2014BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Sarah Thomas starts the day at her second job by tucking her long blond hair inside her cap, so she doesn't get noticed. On a football field, that's impossible. Thomas doesn't consider herself a pioneer, just "one of the guys." But as one of two female officials in the NFL's officiating development program, Thomas has a chance to break barriers in a male-dominated profession. This week, Thomas, a former college basketball player, current college official and mother of three whose full-time job is as pharmaceutical sales representative, worked with a crew of officials during Browns mini-camp. Like the players, she worked on improving her skills and honing her craft. One day, she hopes to be on the field with the pros. But not because of her gender. "I am a female, but I don't look at myself as just a female," she said. "I look at myself as an official." Thomas began her officiating career in 1996, when an NFL scout spotted her working a high school game. From there, she joined Conference USA and was invited to join the NFL's developmental program, now in its second year. Thomas worked some training camps and preseason games last season. The next step is a regular-season game, and the earliest that can happen is 2015. It's not her call, so to speak, but Thomas believes she's ready. If this week was any indication, Thomas could be on her way. "She's done a good job," Browns coach Mike Pettine said after practice Thursday. Pettine believes it's time for the league to welcome female officials. "If she's efficient and good at what she does, I have no issues with it," Pettine said. "I think the best compliment somebody paid to her was when someone said, 'What did you think of the female official?' And they said, 'There's a female official out here?' I thought she was on point." Browns cornerback Joe Haden joked that Thomas was a little whistle happy. "She was calling everything," Haden said, smiling. "I couldn't snap on her. I was chilling." Thomas said her goal is to blend in. She doesn't want to stand out because of her sex — or worse, because she's not competent. She's dedicated to being a solid, fair and mostly unseen, which is why she pulls her hair up under her cap. Still, sometimes players do a double take when they see her on the field. "I think sometimes they go 'What is that?'" she said. "Yes, I do tuck my hair and at first I really wasn't too sure why. But I get it. We don't want to be noticed and anything I can do to blend in — I like it when I leave the field and people go 'I told you that was a girl.'" Thomas has two boys and an 18-month-old girl. She said her sons are most interested in her nabbing some NFL attire or autographs, "I can't do that," she said. Her children have never thought about their mom being anything other than an official, so they don't really grasp that she could make history as the NFL's first female official. "They just know mom officiates and it's nothing foreign to them or pioneering or anything," she said. "I do this." ___ AP NFL website www.pro32.ap.org
The 2016 and 2017 basketball recruiting classes across the state are already shaping up to be very strong, and two of those players recently took another step to prove it. Mustang’s Jakolby Long, who will be a junior, and Norman North sophomore-to-be Trae Young were both invited to the Nike Elite 100 camp, which is being held this weekend. Long, a 6-foot-4 point guard, already has multiple...
High school notebook: Jakolby Long, Trae Young invited to Nike Elite 100 camp
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jun 11, 2014The 2016 and 2017 basketball recruiting classes across the state are already shaping up to be very strong, and two of those players recently took another step to prove it. Mustang’s Jakolby Long, who will be a junior, and Norman North sophomore-to-be Trae Young were both invited to the Nike Elite 100 camp, which is being held this weekend. Long, a 6-foot-4 point guard, already has multiple offers, including Oklahoma. Young, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is beginning to pile up offers as well, with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State showing strong interest. The Nike Elite 100 camp generally takes about 70 players from the upcoming junior class and approximately 30 from the sophomore class. Both players have a strong pedigree as well. Long’s father is Mustang coach Terry Long, and Young is the son of former Texas Tech player Rayford Young. LITTELL EXPECTED TO ATTEND OSU Stillwater outfielder Jon Littell is expected to attend Oklahoma State after being drafted late in last week’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, his coach confirmed to The Oklahoman. Littell, who was considered by many scouting services to be the state’s top-ranked outfielder, was taken in the 39th round by the Washington Nationals. Stillwater coach Jimmy Harris said he has already spoken with Littell and he will play the next three years at OSU, where his father Jim is the women’s basketball coach. Jon Littell hit .446 with five home runs and 39 RBIs this season, helping the Pioneers win their first state championship since 1957. EL RENO’S SCHWERTFEGER STEPS DOWN El Reno is looking for a new football coach for the third time in the last five years. Taylor Schwerdtfeger informed the school last week that he was stepping down to take an assistant coaching position at Alva after one season with the Indians. El Reno went 4-6 last season playing in one of the state’s toughest districts, which included the last two state champions, Guthrie and Carl Albert, as well as McGuinness and Deer Creek. TUTTLE'S OWEN SUSPENDED BY OSSAA Tuttle baseball coach Travis Owen will miss the first half of next season after violating Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association rules this season. Owen allowed two different freshman players to participate in too many tournaments, exceeding the limit of three tournaments set by the OSSAA. One suited up in four tournaments, while the other suited up in five. However, the two players did not play and that’s a point Owen is arguing. He said he plans to appeal the suspension, which will be for at least 17 games. “It’s one of them things that I feel personally that I thought the rule was kind of vague, because I suited up a kid and it wasn’t because I played a kid,” Owen said. “But them are the rules and I broke them. I don’t want to hurt my team and I don’t want it to be about me. I guess I should be more knowledgeable about the rule and I guess I’ll know it now.” Owen missed the first game of the Class 4A state tournament due to the violation. The Tigers went on to win the Class 4A championship. The OSSAA also suspended Jenks assistant coach Sandy Farrell for one game next season due to his actions following the Trojans’ loss to Stillwater in the Class 6A semifinals on a walk-off walk. He was arguing balls and strikes as umpires left the field following the eight-inning loss. OSSAA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS The OSSAA announced the 12 scholarship winners as part of its program along with Farmers Insurance. Each student honored will receive $750 toward college costs. Winners include Kellan Hostetler of Garber (football); Paige Fingerie of Lincoln Christian (fastpitch softball); Josh Hardage of Washington (boys basketball); Katie McKenna Morrison of Drummong (girls basketball); Nathan Herrman of Stillwater (boys soccer); Aubrey McCutchen of Collinsville (girls soccer); Brian Canfield of McGuinness (baseball); Brittany Bingham of Waukomis (slowpitch softball); Catherine Petty of Stillwater (girls track); Wyatt Johnson of Watonga (boys track); Sarah Carpenter of Stillwater (volleyball); and Cole Reynolds of Woodward (wrestling).
May 1, 2014
Between rolling around in the dirt on T-ball fields to slugging balls for Stillwater High School, Littell developed into a professional prospect.
High schools: Stillwater's Jon Littell always had dreams of playing big-time baseball
By Jacob Unruh | May 1, 2014STILLWATER — Jon Littell smiled while recalling his first baseball memory. At 3 years old, he was the only T-ball player in baseball pants on the field, but he made the most of his time in the dirt. “I didn’t know what I was doing, but I was getting after it,” he said. “I was a little dirtbag out there.” Now a senior at Stillwater High School, Littell has a pretty good idea what he’s doing. He’s one of the state’s top players — a hard-hitting outfielder at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds who will play next year, either professionally or at Oklahoma State. He said he will weigh his options following the season, but either destination is a step toward his dream. “At an early age, I knew I wanted to be a big leaguer,” said Littell, the son of Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach Jim Littell. “I’ve worked my whole life to do that, and I don’t think there’s been any time through my whole career I’ve said I won’t be able to achieve that. I’ve thought since Day 1 I’m going to be a big leaguer, and I still think that. “I want to play at the highest level, and I feel like I’ve put myself in a good enough position to get that opportunity.” There was never any doubt about Littell’s competitiveness. He showed it from that first time on the dirt fields in Liberal, Kan., and continued showing it each time he played with an older group alongside his older brother Jerame. “He’s had a ball and a bat in his hand, a football or a basketball, ever since he was big enough to walk,” Jim Littell said. “It’s just been fun to see him evolve into a good athlete and a good player.” Jerame Littell and Jon consider each other their best friend. It was Jon’s freshman year that Jerame encouraged him to develop on the field, and it worked. Jon became a significant part of the Pioneers that season and his recruiting started taking off following that season. Since then, he’s developed into the nation’s fourth-ranked outfielder in this year’s senior class, according to Perfect Game and 29th-ranked high school prospect. “He was already good, but he continued to get better and he’s turned into one heck of a baseball player,” Jerame Littell said. “He’d always play up with me, so I think that gave him an advantage to always be playing bigger kids, stronger kids and he did great when he was up there. He’s just continued to get better and he wants to be good, and I think that’s one of the most important things.” Jon, though, also credits his father for his development, saying a coach’s guidance was essential. Jim Littell said he simply provided an avenue to work with great coaches such as Oklahoma City University assistant coach Keith Lytle, one of the nation’s top hitting instructors. “You don’t really have any other choice but to get after it and get better every single day or you’re going to be left behind,” Jon said. With that guidance, Littell has improved each season with the Pioneers, including hitting .402 with three home runs and 26 RBIs this season. He’s posted an impressive .514 on-base percentage behind 17 walks to go along with 16 stolen bases. He’s also helped guide Stillwater to a 25-3 record and District 6A-4 championship heading into the postseason with a strong possibility of making the state tournament. If the Pioneers win the state title, it would be a fitting ending to Littell’s development before moving on to the long-awaited bigger stage. “Nobody really expected it to happen, but we did it as a team,” Littell said. “We set a goal to do this for a long time now. I think that could be the perfect ending to what we’ve all had for so long. I wouldn’t want anything other than that.”
c.2014 New York Times News ServiceBELLEVILLE, Ill. — In a drill at a college football practice, Fred W. Rensing charged downfield, lowered his white helmet and drilled the punt returner in the chest for a thunderous hit. Rensing did not get up, and he never walked again.He spent the next 28 years in relative anonymity, the initial years engaged in a long-shot legal dispute with his university,...
Collegian’s Early Case for Employee Rights Echoes Still
By STEVE EDER, Associated Press | Apr 22, 2014c.2014 New York Times News Service BELLEVILLE, Ill. — In a drill at a college football practice, Fred W. Rensing charged downfield, lowered his white helmet and drilled the punt returner in the chest for a thunderous hit. Rensing did not get up, and he never walked again. He spent the next 28 years in relative anonymity, the initial years engaged in a long-shot legal dispute with his university, fighting for injured worker benefits. Today, as a landmark case at Northwestern University challenges the foundation of collegiate athletics, Rensing and the 1976 punt drill that felled him still resonate. Though he has been largely forgotten by the public, those who have long been pushing for changes in the NCAA see him as an early pioneer in the struggle to win employment rights for campus athletes, which would potentially qualify them for protections like workers’ compensation benefits and unemployment insurance. Rensing did not win his fight, however. When the courts ultimately ruled against him, the decision gave the NCAA an important legal victory, bolstering its stance that its athletes are not professionals and delivering a precedent that stood opposite to what Rensing had pushed for. “The Rensing decision provided legal camouflage for the myth that college athletes are amateurs engaged in sports during their free time,” said Allen Sack, a professor at the University of New Haven who advocates NCAA reform. “I was stunned by that ruling and I still am today.” Nevertheless, Rensing, who died in 2004, “should be pulled back into history,” Sack added. “He was written out of history.” Rensing’s legal battle bears striking similarities to the one now roiling Northwestern. Whatever the outcome, Rensing’s family and friends see today’s push to change the NCAA as a continuation of his battle. “It’s about time — a long time coming,” his widow, Babette Rensing, said. “I don’t think he ever thought he’d be around to see it.” She keeps an old Indiana State football helmet near framed photos of a muscular 20-year-old in her small office here. She was with Rensing as he waged his legal campaign from his wheelchair, suing Indiana State for workers’ compensation benefits. She was with him in 1982 when a state appeals court ruled in his favor, declaring that as a football player, he should be considered a university employee. (Last month’s decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board about the Northwestern case echoed this argument.) And she was with him the next year when an Indiana Supreme Court reversed that ruling, declaring that he should not be considered a professional athlete after all. (BEGIN OPTIONAL TRIM.) The son of a former high school football player, Rensing was an unlikely figure to take on the NCAA. He was a lifelong football fan who grew up here watching the St. Louis Cardinals football team with his father. But he spent his final years struggling with medical problems and was largely unemployable: He typed by tapping the keyboard with a piece of cardboard held between his lips. “As far as I’m concerned, the NCAA just put me in a bag and tied me up and threw me in the river,” Rensing told a reporter in 1997. Rensing would have been encouraged by the recent NLRB decision that Northwestern football players are university employees. The university has appealed the decision to the full National Labor Relations Board, which is now deciding whether to hear the case. The Northwestern players will hold a vote Friday on whether to unionize. At Althoff Catholic High School here, Rensing excelled on the offensive line, and was so dedicated that he lifted weights in an assistant coach’s basement at night. By his senior year, coaches from Indiana State, Tulane and Army were recruiting him. Rensing chose Indiana State, and had dreams of playing in the NFL. (END OPTIONAL TRIM.) In spring practices after his sophomore season, Rensing was competing for a starting spot on the offensive line. Before the final spring practice, on April 24, 1976, his coaches told him that they had seen enough and that he could rest his ailing knee. But Rensing insisted on practicing. He was injured on the punt drill that morning. Once the swelling subsided, a fractured dislocation of the cervical spine was diagnosed: He was a quadriplegic. When he was released from rehabilitation many months later, his parents turned their garage into a wheelchair-accessible bedroom. He did not return to Indiana State, and the university’s insurance covered only initial expenses. His family’s insurance covered much of the costs, but his father remembered needing to come up with $20,000 early on. (BEGIN OPTIONAL TRIM.) Indiana State and the Belleville community held fundraisers to help offset the initial costs. Indiana State even hosted a Fred Rensing week, which included a visit from Jim Otis, the Cardinals quarterback. But Rensing’s parents understood that their son would always need caretakers to dress him, feed him and help him out of bed. And finding a job would be difficult, if not impossible. “I was worried about my son and his medical bills that were coming in droves,” his father, Fred J. Rensing, said. “I knew he wasn’t going to make a livable salary. He couldn’t use his hands or his legs. That pretty much ties you down.” (END OPTIONAL TRIM.) In 1977, Rensing filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits from the state of Indiana. His lawyers acknowledged in their letters with the Rensings that the case would be a novel one. The state’s workers’ compensation panel rejected Rensing’s claim, prompting his lawyers to turn to an Indiana appeals court. Rensing appeared in person for the hearing. “He wanted them to see him — have them look and see that this is it,” Babette Rensing said. In 1982, the appeals court decided, 2-1, in Rensing’s favor, finding his “scholarship constituted a contract for hire” within the state’s law and that it “created an employer-employee relationship.” The decision immediately drew fire from college sports officials. “We don’t like it,” an NCAA lawyer said at the time, questioning if scholarships would soon be taxable and if out-of-work athletes could file for unemployment benefits. Indiana State, with the backing of the NCAA as well as nearby universities like Indiana, Purdue and Ball State, appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court. Rensing’s friends were surprised he had taken on such a battle. “We were young and out of a small town,” said Tim Thomas, his high school teammate and best friend. “You think, ‘Man, that’s pretty bold.’ But it was just something they felt they needed to do.” The Indiana Supreme Court ruled in 1983 that Rensing “was not considered to be a professional athlete who was being paid for his athletic ability.” The decision noted that the benefits Rensing received from Indiana State were governed by “strict” NCAA rules “designed to protect his amateur status.” The decision would be cited in other cases challenging the NCAA. (STORY CAN END HERE. OPTIONAL MATERIAL FOLLOWS.) Rensing struggled to find work. He eventually found a low-wage job with a cellphone and paging company that allowed him to work from home, but he spent years unemployed. He continued to go to the weight lifting club, even if he could not do much there. He managed an adult softball team and coached youth football. And he counseled his adopted son, Gabe, who played college football before his playing career was cut short by concussions. Rensing even maintained his love for Indiana State, often returning to watch games from his wheelchair. When he died in 2004, he was buried in his Indiana State jersey.
ORLANDO, Fla (AP) — When USA Football created a program to teach safe tackling to youngsters, it projected reaching a few hundred football organizations throughout the nation.In one year, Heads Up Football was adopted by nearly 2,800 groups. As the second season of the educational program begins, there's no telling how widespread it will become.The NFL has noticed, providing USA Football, the...
Heads Up Football program flourishing
BARRY WILNER, Associated Press | Mar 28, 2014ORLANDO, Fla (AP) — When USA Football created a program to teach safe tackling to youngsters, it projected reaching a few hundred football organizations throughout the nation. In one year, Heads Up Football was adopted by nearly 2,800 groups. As the second season of the educational program begins, there's no telling how widespread it will become. The NFL has noticed, providing USA Football, the national governing body for the sport, with a five-year, $45 million grant. There are nearly 11,000 football leagues in the United States, and USA Football is hoping Heads Up Football someday becomes a teaching tool for all of them. "Pioneering is exactly what it is turning out to be," former NFL running back Merril Hoge, now a member of USA Football's Board of Director, says of Heads Up Football, which teaches youngsters to take the head out of tackling. "Anytime you find you need to do something you haven't been doing because of a lack of information, you absolutely need to do something. We've done a lot of work and put in a lot of man-hours and have people involved who care about the kids." Among those people is Gabe Infante, the head coach at Philadelphia's St. Joseph's Prep and a master trainer in the program. Infante clearly knows his football, having led the Hawks to the Pennsylvania AAA state title last season. He was drawn to Heads Up Football because, for years, he's been searching for a teaching progression that made tackling safer. He likes the flexibility to scale down or ramp up the elements of the program to fit the audience, while still focusing on the key points of the techniques USA Football is emphasizing. "It's really efficient and you can reinforce things. There's a way to measure the different aspects of tackling and then go back and work on that particular part of tackling, all the while stressing we are trying to make it safer," Infante says. The key components of Heads Up Football are coaching education and certification; equipment fitting; concussion education and response; heat and hydration; the establishment of a player safety coach; and tackling with the head up and out of contact. All of that makes perfect sense, yet there had been no formal program incorporating all of them. Now there is, with the aim to spread Heads Up Football across the nation on the youth and high school levels. USA Football is in the process of hiring more master trainers, expecting to add between 50 and 70 to the first-year roster of about 30. Infante sees the high school connection as essential. "I had a conversation with someone in the NFL and I said the high school coach is critical to this program not only continuing to succeed, but grow," Infante said. "The high school coach in the area is the guy who supports the youth programs, the guy who is looked up to on every level, the guy the kids want to play for some day. The more high schools applied to the program, it will legitimize the program even more. They prepare their kids for high school. If this is part of the high school curriculum, we will see more youth coaches embrace it." Participation numbers have been down in youth football and in most sports. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, participation in high school football was down 2.3 percent in the 2012-13 season compared to the 2008-09 season. Some of that drop-off is attributed to parents' concerns about safety in football. Hoge, whose history of concussions led to other health issues and his retirement from the NFL, recognizes such fears. He also champions the value of programs that are transparent and designed to make sports safer for everyone who plays. "The ultimate objective is to educate everyone who needs to know more about the trauma in sport, and when it happens, that the right action takes place," Hoge says. To coaches like Infante, Heads Up Football simplifies nearly everything, benefiting folks whether they are working with pee wees starting out in football, or high schoolers with college scholarships in sight. "Football is like English," he says. "We speak one language with a lot different dialects. Sometimes it's like we are all speaking a different language. At least when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the game, tackling, to speak the same language, to agree on certain principles, that would be huge. And that is what I think you are going to see with Heads Up Football." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Mar 1, 2014
Leading the way for the Pioneers was senior Chandler Rogers at 170 pounds. None of Rogers’ three opponents made it out of the first period.
State wrestling notebook: Stillwater wins 6A; Chandler Rogers gets fourth title
Mar 1, 2014In the much-anticipated Class 6A team competition, Stillwater prevailed over contenders Edmond North and Broken Arrow behind the strength of its five champions. Leading the way for the Pioneers was senior Chandler Rogers at 170 pounds. None of Rogers’ three opponents made it out of the first period, and he claimed his fourth state title with a pin over Taylor Wattenbarger of Lawton in the finals. His previous three championships came while in Spokane, Wash. “It was definitely a good experience for me to come here this year and get some great competition,” said Rogers, who has signed with OSU. “I would’ve been the first four-time champion ever in 4A back in Washington, so I had to sacrifice that, but it was worth it.” Other champions for Stillwater were Andrew Nieman (106 pounds), Kaid Brock (132 pounds), Tristan Moran (138 pounds), and Joe Smith (145 pounds). Jordan Dieringer (182 pounds) was second. Winning their first title since 1970, the Pioneers finished with 144 points. Broken Arrow, which had defeated Stillwater in the dual state finals two weeks earlier, finished third with 104 points. “We just changed our mindset after dual state,” Smith said. “We realized we could be beat if we didn’t stay focused on what we need to do and we started getting after it.” DIXON TRIPLETS ALL WIN TITLES AS EDMOND NORTH TAKES SECOND Edmond North was second in Class 6A with 122 points and four champions. Winning titles for the Huskies were the Dixon triplets — Joel (182 pounds), Lance (195 pounds), and Andrew (285 pounds) — and Derek White (195 pounds). LEWALLEN WINS BATTLE OF STATE CHAMPIONS After advancing to the state finals at 126 pounds in Class 6A with two overtime wins on Friday, Yukon’s Boo Lewallen left was determined to put things away earlier in Saturday’s championship match. He did just that, going on the offensive to get a 9-4 win over Broken Arrow’s Davion Jefferies and earn back-to-back state titles. “Yesterday, I didn’t really get to my offense like I wanted to, but I got to it today and things started rolling for me,” said Lewallen, who was named Outstanding Wrestler in Class 6A. Lewallen dominated the match on his feet, scoring two takedowns in the first period and two more over the final two periods. Jefferies, who was a state champion last season, only scored via escape. “It feels great to be a two-time champion,” Lewallen said. “Now, I’ll get back to work in the room for some national tournaments this summer and start getting ready to get another (state title) next year.” GFELLER FINISHES UNDEFEATED SEASON Standing atop the podium with the gold medal around his neck, Heritage Hall freshman Kaden Gfeller heard the announcement over the State Fair Arena speakers. “He could be on his way to being a four-time state champion,” the announcer said. Gfeller finished his 28-0 freshman season with a Class 3A state championship at 106 pounds, scoring a 27-12 technical fall over Perry’s Cale Betchan. And the thought of trying to win three more didn’t seem to bother him at all. “That’s the goal,” Gfeller said matter-of-factly. “I’m gonna take it year-by-year, but I want to be a four-timer.” Gfeller is ranked 14th nationally at his weight, and has competed internationally. But he said his nerves were up more for this weekend than any other tournament. “I was more nervous for this than anything,” he said. “I think it’s just because this was my first really big high school tournament and I wanted to win.” Gfeller will be in Brazil in late April competing in the Pan-American Games. He was one of 50 freshmen to qualify for state in the four classes. Ten of them reached the finals, and two of them — Gfeller and Sand Springs’ 113-pounder Daton Fix — finished the year unbeaten. STRINGER BRINGS BLANCHARD FIRST TITLE Blanchard has had several wrestlers reach the state finals. Braden Stringer had done it twice himself before Saturday night. And with a 5-1 decision over Vinita’s Brandon Street, Stringer brought Blanchard its first state wrestling championship. “We’ve had a lot of guys in the finals and any of them could’ve won it,” said Stringer, who finished fourth as a freshman and runner-up the last two years. “To finally get it done feels like a weight off our backs. It means a lot. “It’s been a blessing to have the teammates I’ve had pushing me, great coaches, my family and friends supporting me. It’s been an awesome journey.” PERRY WINS 40TH TITLE David Thomas explained the Perry wrestling mindset very simply. “When you go into that room in junior high, you’re told you’re gonna win,” said Thomas, a Class 3A state champion at 160 pounds while helping Perry win its 40th team title. “The goal from the start of the season was the big four-oh. It was a big deal for us. “We’ve been training hard, two-a-days, three-a-days, snow on the ground outside, it didn’t matter. Nothing was going to stop us.” Perry scored 118 points to seal the title, with four wrestlers reaching the finals. Thomas was the only one of the four to win individually. Tonkawa was second in the team race with 82 points. DEL CITY’S LAMB COMES THROUGH LATE, JAMES HONORED Del City senior Clayton Lamb took the state title at 132 pounds in Class 5A with a 6-5 win over Collinsville’s Dakotah McGarrah. Trailing 5-4, Lamb got a takedown in final minute and prevented McGarrah from escaping to earn the win. He finished the year with 34-7 record. “It feels amazing,” Lamb said. “It feels like all the hard work running and in practice was worth it now. But I couldn’t have done it without my mom and my coaches being there for me the whole way.” Lamb’s coach, Ronnie James, was named the Class 5A-6A Coach of the Year on during a presentation before the finals. “I’m humbled and overwhelmed by that honor,” James said. “This isn’t for me, or about me. It’s a reflection of my coaching staff, my wrestlers, and my family.” LEE BRINGS ‘A’ GAME Clinton’s Grant Lee has achieved a lot as a high school athlete. He won a state championship and earned All-State honors as an offensive lineman for the Red Tornado football team. He competed in the state golf tournament last spring. And on Saturday night, he added an impressive state wrestling tournament performance to his resume — but not on the mat. Lee sang the National Anthem prior to the state finals matches.
Feb 25, 2014
Jason Collins played an NBA game the other night and made history. The first openly-homosexual player in a major team sport. Someone asked me what I thought, and I said, does he get back on defense? That’s what was foremost in my mind, after that Thunder-Clipper debacle the other day.
Discrimination: Jason Collins, Michael Sam & Tim Tebow
Berry Tramel | Feb 25, 2014[img]2358637[/img] Jason Collins played an NBA game the other night and made history. The first openly-homosexual player in a major team sport. Someone asked me what I thought, and I said, does he get back on defense? That’s what was foremost in my mind, after that Thunder-Clipper debacle the other day. Michael Sam came out of the closet, too, before taking part in the NFL Combine, where he didn’t test all that well. The Missouri pass rusher, the reigning SEC defensive player of the year, might not get drafted, and it won’t be for social reasons. It will be because scouts don’t believe he can get to the quarterback enough. But I salute the courage of Collins and Sam. What they did wasn’t easy to do. I don’t know how much public or locker-room ridicule they might face. The pros aren’t college. In Collins’ case, for example, he’s not going to be subjected to nearly as much verbal use in NBA coliseums as he would have been in college gyms. Student groups – led by Sam’s own Missouri, which has had the ridiculous Antlers for decades – can be quite vicious. So can older fans. You don’t get quite the same vile reception in the NBA as you do in college. There’s the occasional superfan in the NBA who takes upon himself to be king of the jerks, but those guys you can pick out. You can look them in the eye, and whether they shut up or not, they know that you know who they are, and there’s an unspoken agreement that said superfan could be squashed like a bug at the ballplayer’s discretion. Crowds are different. Mobs chanting in unison are much more sinister, because that’s not a breakdown of an individual spirit, that’s a breakdown of society. And when society breaks down, we’re all in trouble. The NFL is a little different, in that its fans can be coo-coo. Oakland. Buffalo, I’m told. Cleveland, back in the day when it had an NFL franchise to care about. College football crowds can be rough, too, but football is different. The fans are farther away. They aren’t as accessible to the field of play. The players are padded up for car wrecks. In basketball, players are physically and emotionally vulnerable. Not so in football. So Michael Sam probably will hear some things but should be able to tone it out rather easily. The locker room? Sam’s coming along at the perfect time. Collins has paved the way, so Sam’s not an all-sports pioneer, just an NFL pioneer. And the Richie Incognito scandal in Miami has every NFL locker room on notice. Quit playing Animal House. Quit acting like fools. Be professional. There still are knuckleheads everywhere. But even if you don’t condone Sam’s lifestyle, condemnation is not the proper reaction. Even if you don’t understand it, mockery is not the proper response. The truth is, we would all be appalled if we knew the details of most NBA and NFL sexual activities. In case some have forgotten, heterosexuality does not equate to purity. Which is as good a time as any to talk about Tim Tebow. Here’s what I don’t understand. Why isn’t Tebow on an NFL roster? I don’t advocate handing him a franchise. He’s not one of the 32, or 50, best quarterbacks in the world. But top 100? There’s no chance Tebow is not. He’s unorthodox. His passing form doesn’t pass the eye test. He’s inaccurate. But Tebow has a certain je ne sais quoi. He gets some things done. He’s 9-7 as an NFL starting quarterback and he beat the Steelers in the 2011 playoffs. And now he can’t find a job. The Cowboys late last season were quarterback desperate. Tony Romo was out with a back injury, and Dallas had nothing behind Kyle Orton. So Dallas signed Jon Kitna for the season finale against the Eagles. Let me repeat. Dallas signed 41-year-old Jon Kitna, who last played in the NFL in 2011 and who had been coaching high school in his native Washington state. Kitna is a grizzled old pro who in a pinch would learn the plays and not make dumb decisions. If Dallas had been forced to go with Kitna, the Cowboys would not have lost 48-10. Guaranteed. They would have lost 31-10. Guaranteed. The Cowboys would rather have lost with dignity than risk the mockery of signing Tebow. Tebow might have gotten the Cowboys beat 48-10. Likely would have. But Dallas would have had a better chance of beating Philly with Tebow than beating Philly with Jon Kitna. So why has Tebow been ostracized? Same reason we figured homosexuals were staying in the closet. Fear. Fear of the media circus. Fear of the chemistry disruption in the locker room. The NFL is full of born-again Christians. But for some reason, Tebow has become the lightning rod. Most of that is his own doing. He wears his Christianity on his sleeve, not necessarily in a humble-Christ way, but in a self-promotional way that turns off many people. There was a time in the 2011 season, during Denver’s amazing run to the playoffs, that Tebow was the single-most popular player in the NFL. More popular than Tom Brady. More popular than Adrian Peterson. More popular than Peyton Manning. It was crazy. Tebow resonated with people, both good and bad. Pro and con. In the same way that Michael Sam and Jason Collins is a hero to many and a villain to some, Tebow polarized. But my question is this. If a franchise was willing to accept the social spotlight and locker-room adjustments that came with signing Jason Collins, and the Netropolitans were, and if an NFL franchise is willing to accept the social spotlight and locked-room adjustments that will come with drafting or signing Michael Sam, why has no team grabbed Tim Tebow when it has a quarterback emergency? The answer is clear. Not all spotlights, not all adjustments, are created equal. Tim Tebow is kept out of quarterbacking in the NFL by a shaky arm and reverse discrimination.
In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, 48 people who could have an impact on America's biggest ballgame
48 people who could have an impact on Super Bowl XLVIII
BY BERRY TRAMEL | Feb 1, 2014In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, 48 people who could have an impact on America's biggest ballgame: 1. Peyton Manning: America's quarterback is playing in his brother Eli's home stadium, needing a win to match Eli with two Super Bowl wins. 2. Richard Sherman: The Mouth That Bored during Super Bowl week remains the NFL's best cornerback, even if he hasn't said so since arriving in Greater New York. 3. Wes Welker: How big is the Oklahoma City folk hero? President Bill Clinton, unprompted, mentioned Welker's Super Bowl quest during an ESPN interview. 4. Pat Bowlen: The Broncos owner grew up in Wisconsin but has two degrees from OU (business 1965, law 1968). He bought the Broncos in 1984. 5. Russell Wilson: The Seattle quarterback counts two alma maters — he graduated from North Carolina State, then transferred to Wisconsin and says he cherishes both schools. 6. Troy Aikman: Quarterbacked the Cowboys in three Super Bowls. Now calling his fourth Super Bowl as Joe Buck's sidekick. 7. Earl Thomas: The NFL's best safety didn't win the Thorpe Award, like fellow Longhorns Michael Huff and Alvin Ross in 2005-06, but Thomas has become the best of Texas' defensive backs. 8. Demaryius Thomas: The mother and grandmother of the Bronco receiver have been in prison on drug convictions since he was 11. 9. Queen Latifah: Just down the road from her hometown of East Orange, N.J., the hip-hop pioneer and Oscar-nominated actress and talk-show host will sing “America the Beautiful” for the second time at a Super Bowl. Saints-Colts was the first. 10. Pete Carroll: The Seahawk coach has the best winning percentage in franchise history (.594); Carroll also is second in New England Patriot winning percentage (.562), trailing only Bill Belichick. 11. Marshawn Lynch: Seattle's little-talking tailback has become the NFL's most physical tailback, running harder than even Adrian Peterson. 12. John Elway: Perhaps the NFL's greatest quarterback has become a huge success as the Broncos' executive VP of football operations. He recruited Peyton Manning to Denver. 13. Joe Buck: His dad, the great Jack Buck, called Super Bowl IV for CBS. Now Joe Buck calls his fourth Super Bowl for FOX. 14. Percy Harvin: The first-year Seahawk scatback has been injured and barely played (one regular-season catch, three postseason catches), but he's been cleared for the Super Bowl and could be a game-breaker. 15. John Fox: The Denver coach missed four games this season because of a heart procedure but joined Don Shula, Dick Vermeil, Mike Holmgren, Dan Reeves and Bill Parcells as the only coaches to take two franchises to Super Bowls. 16. Michael Robinson: The Seahawk fullback, once a Penn State quarterback, was cut by Seattle after his liver and kidneys started shutting down in August. But Robinson recovered and was brought back by the Seahawks in October. 17. Ken Norton Jr.: The Seahawks' linebacker coach, who was on the Southern Cal staff with Pete Carroll, is the only player in NFL history to play on three consecutive Super Bowl champs — '92 and '93 Cowboys, '94 49ers. 18. Matt Prater: The Bronco kicker set an NFL record for longest field with a 64-yarder on Dec. 9 in Denver, but the Super Bowl will be played at virtual sea level. 19. Russell Okung: Seattle's nice-guy left tackle out of OSU has lived up to the promise of the No. 6 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. 20. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: The Bronco cornerback was an Arizona Cardinal rookie five years ago when he was beaten by Santonio Holmes for the Super Bowl-winning TD pass. 21. Max Unger: The all-pro Seahawk center sports a beard that would shame James Harden's, but Unger vows it's coming off after the Super Bowl. 22. Zane Beadles: The Bronco guard is growing quite the beard himself and says he might not shave after the game. 23. Olivia Manning: Archie gets most of the spotlight for his boys, but don't forget the mother of Eli and Peyton. Her sons have quarterbacked five of the last eight Super Bowls. 24. Kam Chancellor: The Seahawk safety is the intimidator of Seattle's Legion of Boom secondary. 25. Knowshon Moreno: The Bronco tailback became famous for crying during the national anthem before a game this season. He might cry again; this Super Bowl is in the shadow of New York, where at a young age Moreno was in and out of homeless shelters with his father. 26. Tom Cable: The Seahawks' offensive line coach spent two-plus seasons as the Raiders' head coach. He was fired after going 8-8 in 2010; Oakland hasn't had a winning season since 2002. 27. Michael Bennett: The Seahawk defensive end, the brother of NFL tight end Marcellus Bennett, was undrafted out of Texas A&M, signed by Seattle and waived. But after nine sacks with Tampa Bay last season, Bennett returned to the Seahawks and has 8 1/2 sacks this year. 28. Michael Balzary: Better known as Flea, bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will perform at halftime. Flea has asked his fans if they want him to flash the audience during the show. 29. Adam Gase: The 35-year-old Bronco offensive coordinator didn't play college football. As a Michigan State student, he worked on Nick Saban's staff, then followed Saban to LSU. 30. Golden Tate: The Notre Dame alum is Russell Wilson's favorite target, with 64 catches for 898 yards. 31. Paul Allen: The Seahawks chairman, co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, also owns the NBA Trail Blazers and voted against the Seattle SuperSonics' move to Oklahoma City. 32. Julius Thomas: The Bronco tight end played in two NCAA Tournaments for Portland State, losing to Kansas in 2008 and Xavier in 2009. 33. Steven Hauschka: The Seahawk kicker has a degree from Middlebury College in neuroscience and kicked for the Broncos in four 2010 games. 34. Renee Fleming: A different kind of soprano in New Jersey, the American opera star will sing the national anthem. But the Super Bowl is not her biggest stage. She sang on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert. 35. Paris Lenon: The Bronco linebacker played in the short-lasting XFL in 2001. 36. John Schneider: The youngish Seahawk general manager was hired in January 2010 — by Carroll, a rare case of a head coach picking the GM. 37. Champ Bailey: In his 15th season, the Bronco cornerback finally makes a Super Bowl. 38. Jack Del Rio: The Bronco defensive coordinator was interim coach during John Fox's absence; Denver went 3-1 with Del Rio at the helm. He's done it before. Del Rio went 68-71 in nine seasons coaching the Jaguars. 39. Cliff Avril: The Seahawk defensive end forced five fumbles this season, but that's nothing. He forced six in 2011, recovering three. 40. Dave Logan: The 25-year Broncos' radio voice has been a Colorado force for half a century. A high school star in suburban Denver, then a Big Eight basketball and football player at CU in the 1970s. He played nine years in the NFL. He has a daily radio show. And he's coached high school football for 20 years, winning 5A titles at three Denver-area schools. 41. Orlando Franklin: The Bronco offensive tackle gained fame when his jersey was photographed being worn by loose-cannon Toronto mayor Rob Ford. 42. Warren Moon: The Seahawks' radio analyst was a University of Washington quarterback before he played 23 pro seasons — six in Canada, 17 in the NFL, including two with Seattle. 43. Bruno Mars: The Hawaiian-born pop star will team with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and has not asked his fans if they want him to flash the audience. 44. Terrance Knighton: The defensive tackle signed with Denver as a free agent last March and has become a team leader — he famously huddled the defense in the locker room after the Broncos' late-season loss to San Diego. 45. Sherman Smith: The 59-year-old Seahawks' running back coach was Seattle's leading rusher its first four years in the NFL (1976-79). He also grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, going to North High School, across town from Cardinal Mooney, a couple of years ahead of Ron Stoops Jr. 46. Manny Ramirez: The Bronco center joins Avril and Lenon as members of the 2008 Detroit Lions, who went 0-16. 47. Britton Colquitt: The Bronco punter is the son of Craig Colquitt, the nephew of Jimmy Colquitt and brother of Dustin Colquitt, NFL punters all, past or present. But you might not even see him. Britton Colquitt has punted once total in Denver's last three games. 48. Doug Baldwin: The Seahawks' big-play receiver — 15.6 yards per reception — was an undrafted free agent out of Stanford.
The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Emery Dalesio. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 803-799-5510.MEDICAID LAWSUITRALEIGH — A group of North Carolina doctors filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday seeking millions of dollars in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs...
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Associated Press | Jan 16, 2014The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Emery Dalesio. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 803-799-5510. MEDICAID LAWSUIT RALEIGH — A group of North Carolina doctors filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday seeking millions of dollars in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs that severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements. The lawsuit alleges that managers at the Department of Health and Human Services and its contractors Computer Sciences Corporation, Maximus Consulting Services and SLI Global Solutions were negligent in the launch of NCTracks. The $484 million computer system is intended to streamline the process of filing Medicaid claims and issuing payments. By Michael Biesecker. SENT: 560 words. MCCRORY-OBAMA VISIT WILSON — Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that President Barack Obama's visit to North Carolina this week gave him the opportunity to talk about energy exploration and clear the air about case backlogs within the state's food stamp program. McCrory said he spoke briefly with the president after he landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday. The president later toured a manufacturing plant and talked about the economy at North Carolina State University. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 530 words. NORTH CAROLINA-ACADEMIC PROBE North Carolina is investigating statements from a reading specialist questioning the literacy level of football and basketball players at the school.In an open letter emailed to university students, faculty and employees on Thursday, Chancellor Carol Folt said she takes Mary Willingham's allegations "very seriously." But the chancellor said the school has been "unable to reconcile these claims with either our own facts or with the data currently being cited as the source for the claims." By Aaron Beard. SENT: 540 words. MAYOR-DWI MONROE — The mayor of the Union County town of Waxhaw has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired. Forty-two-year-old Daune Gardner was arrested by a town police officer last year. SENT: 200 words. OBAMA-COLLEGE ACCESS RALEIGH — A North Carolina endowment is giving $10 million to improve access to higher education for low-income students in rural North Carolina high schools. Officials said Thursday that the John M. Belk Endowment will give the money to the College Advising Corps, which places recent college graduates as college advisers in underserved high schools. SENT: 330 words. SOLDIER KILLED FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The Defense Department says a soldier based at Fort Bragg, N.C., has been killed during a mission in Afghanistan. Army officials say 28-year-old Sgt. Daniel T. Lee of Crossville, Tenn., died Wednesday after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. SENT: 200 words. CONGRESS-CHECKING OUT WASHINGTON — Retirements are shrinking the political center in Congress as the fall elections force an answer to the question, "Should I stay or should I go?" Democratic moderates from North Carolina, Utah and New York as well as Republicans from Pennsylvania and Iowa who were willing to work on bipartisan legislation stand among the recent spate of planned exits in the House. By Donna Cassata. SENT: 870 words. XGR-FALSE CONVICTIONS MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers are hearing from a Massachusetts man sent to prison for two rapes he didn't commit and from a North Carolina woman whose mistaken testimony sent another man to prison as they consider improvements in police procedures. SENT: 410 words. By Dave Gram. TVA REDUCTIONS CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is encouraging many of its employees to retire early or resign. The nation's largest public utility outlined its plan on Wednesday to reduce its workforce and cut spending so that it can save $500 million a year in operating costs and keep rates more in line with neighboring utilities. TVA supplies power to about 9 million people in seven states including North Carolina. SENT: 280 words. ALSO: — MISSING TEEN, from SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The adoptive parents of a teen who's been missing for two years won't immediately regain custody of their two younger children as they wanted. SENT: 125 words. — TAX COLLECTIONS, from RALEIGH — North Carolina coffers have been slightly fuller than projected by state government budget writers through the first half of the fiscal year. SENT: 130 words. — SLAYING SUSPECT-IQ, from LENOIR — Lawyers for a North Carolina man accused of beating his girlfriend to death say he can't be tried for his life because his IQ is so low he was mentally disabled. SENT: 130 words. — INMATE DEATH, from LAURINBURG — An autopsy report says an inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder hanged himself inside a high-security North Carolina prison. SENT: 100 words. — SIT-IN PIONEER-MEMORIAL, from GREENSBORO — North Carolina A&T State University is paying tribute to civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain, who was a freshman at the school in 1960 when he and three others sparked a movement of nonviolent sit-in protests. SENT: 130 words. — FATHER DUMPED, from LEXINGTON — A North Carolina man is accused of illegally dumping his dead father's body six years ago in a wooded area so that he could continue to cash the older man's retirement checks. SENT: 130 words. — FLU DEATHS, from RALEIGH — State health officials say five more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the state total for the season to 27. 125 words. — US SENATE-HARRIS, from RALEIGH — North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate the Rev. Mark Harris has received the endorsement of Mike Huckabee in the Republican primary. SENT: 130 words. — GIFT CARD SCAM, from CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Attorney General's office warns that a gift card scam has reappeared in the Charlotte area. SENT: 130 words. SPORTS: BKW--T25-VIRGINIA-DUKE DURHAM — Tricia Liston scored 21 points and tied her career high with 12 rebounds, leading No. 3 Duke to a 90-55 victory over Virginia 90-55 on Thursday night.The Blue Devils had five players score in double figures in their first game since Chelsea Gray broke her right kneecap Sunday against Boston College, sidelining the senior guard for the rest of the season. Gray dislocated the same kneecap last season, keeping her out of the ACC and NCAA tournaments. SENT: 130 words, photos. The AP, Raleigh
High school football notebook: Millwood's Cameron Batson wins Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year awardDec 5, 2013
Millwood quarterback Cameron Batson was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year on Thursday.
High school football notebook: Millwood's Cameron Batson wins Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year award
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Dec 5, 2013Millwood quarterback Cameron Batson still hopes to play a couple more high school football games, but he has already claimed a significant award for his performance this season. Batson was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year on Thursday. The award recognizes athletic excellence, as well as high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. By winning the state award, Batson is now qualified for the national player of the year award. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound senior quarterback and defensive back has led the Falcons to a 13-0 record entering the Class 2A state semifinals, scheduled for Dec. 13. Batson, who is verbally committed to Texas Tech as a wide receiver, has thrown for 1,946 yards and 27 touchdowns on 101-of-186 passing entering the semifinals. He has rushed for 1,039 yards and 16 touchdowns on 108 carries, while adding nine interceptions on defense. He has a 4.0 grade-point average, ranks No. 1 in his graduating class and is the senior class president. “He is an outstanding player and the leader of his team, but also demonstrates great humility and is a class act on the field,” said Dibble coach J.R. Conrad, a former Gatorade award winner at Fairland. “It's encouraging to see someone who can dominate the game also demonstrate great sportsmanship after the game.” NAULT WON'T ATTEND WENDY'S HEISMAN CEREMONY When Kingfisher running back Landon Nault was surprised a few weeks ago with the news that he was a national finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman, he couldn't wait to make the trip to New York. That, however, will have to wait as his focus will remain on football next week. With the looming winter storm postponing all high school football games this weekend, Nault and the second-ranked Yellowjackets now play against No. 3 Seminole in the Class 3A semifinals Friday, Dec. 13. That's the night the ceremony is scheduled in New York, just one day ahead of the collegiate Heisman Trophy ceremony. “I feel really bad for him,” Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said. “It's horrible because that's a once-in-a-lifetime deal. I was glad that he was going to be able to participate in it, but now it's really unfortunate that he's not going to be able to.” Myers said Nault approached him in his office Wednesday and said he would rather play to get a gold ball. If the games went on as originally scheduled, the Class 3A championship game would have been at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, allowing Nault to attend the ceremony and fly back Saturday morning. Instead, he has a chance to return to the state championship game. “I'm going to be willing to bet that probably in his eyes that if we are fortunate enough to be able to win it, that trip to New York and stuff is going to be in the back of his mind,” Myers said. KRAYBILL TO ATTEND SHOWCASE Stillwater pitcher Sam Kraybill recently accepted his invite to Perfect Game's World Showcase in Fort Myers, Fla., on Jan. 4-5. Kraybill, a right-handed pitcher, is ranked No. 21 in Oklahoma by the scouting service. He is listed at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds and features a solid curveball and velocity. Kraybill joins teammate Jon Littell as top prospects to watch next season with the Pioneers. Littell was ranked No. 30 overall in the 2014 class earlier this year by Perfect Game.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The University of San Diego pulled itself out of the running for the Pioneer Football League championship and an FCS automatic playoff berth after uncovering potential financial aid violations.The Toreros (7-3, 6-1) were in position to clinch the league title and their first FCS playoff berth if they beat Drake on Saturday.Athletic director Ky Snyder said notifying the team of...
USD self-sanctions football team
BERNIE WILSON, Associated Press | Nov 14, 2013SAN DIEGO (AP) — The University of San Diego pulled itself out of the running for the Pioneer Football League championship and an FCS automatic playoff berth after uncovering potential financial aid violations. The Toreros (7-3, 6-1) were in position to clinch the league title and their first FCS playoff berth if they beat Drake on Saturday. Athletic director Ky Snyder said notifying the team of the school's decision before practice Thursday was "the most horrible thing I've had to do with kids. It was a very hard conversation." Although the PFL is in the FCS, formerly Division I-AA, it follows Division III need-based financial aid rules that state schools can't take into consideration players' participation in athletics in high school. Snyder said that apparently happened "in some cases." Football is the only non-scholarship sport at USD, a small hilltop Catholic school that overlooks Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Snyder said the PFL was formed in the 1990s by schools that wanted to keep football but didn't want to make it a scholarship sport. "It's a more affordable way to keep football on our campus," Snyder said. Snyder said he couldn't comment on whether the potential violations occurred under the current coaching staff or previous staffs. "Our review is ongoing," he said. "This is going to be a while." In a statement, university President Mary E. Lyons said the financial-aid issue was specific to football. She said the school reported its initial findings to the PFL and pledged cooperation in any additional review. With the endorsement of a committee of trustees appointed by the school's board, the decision was made to pull out of the running for the league title and playoff spot, she said. "I recognize the impact that this situation has on our student athletes, Torero Athletics and our entire university community. Our response now and going forward reflects a commitment to our students and to the highest standards of integrity," Lyons said in the statement. "To that end, complying with applicable rules and regulations in the administration of our intercollegiate athletic programs continues to be our unwavering commitment." The Toreros are under first-year coach Dale Lindsey, a former NFL defensive coordinator who was promoted to replace Ron Caragher after he left for San Jose State late last year. Lindsey was USD's defensive coordinator last year, when the Toreros were 8-3 and earned a share of the Pioneer Football League title. The Toreros are perhaps best known for being coached by Jim Harbaugh from 2004-06 before he moved on to coach Stanford and then the San Francisco 49ers.
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
Nov 7, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright makes his predictions for Friday's Week 10 games.
High school football: Week 10 picks for Friday's games
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 7, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 144-25 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,274-306 (80.6 pct.) Friday's Games City Area CUSHING 35, Bethany 14 SW COVENANT 48, Bokoshe 14 WESTMOORE 35, Broken Arrow 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Choctaw 31 LEXINGTON 28, Community Christian 24 Coyle 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Crescent 42, PAWNEE 8 Crooked Oak 44, NORTHEAST 20 CASHION 35, Crossings Christian 12 Davenport 56, GANS 8 Del City 49, SOUTHEAST 14 MILLWOOD 56, Dibble 20 Douglass 24, ADA 20 Edmond Memorial 45, PC WEST 18 CARL ALBERT 38, El Reno 13 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Guymon 20 Harrah 33, McLOUD 30 Hennessey 29, ALVA 26 Heritage Hall 42, STAR SPENCER 20 Jones 34, BRIDGE CREEK 14 Kingfisher 44, MARLOW 14 NORMAN NORTH 40, Lawton Eisenhower 22 PAULS VALLEY 28, Madill 27 Mannford 42, TECUMSEH 16 DEER CREEK 35, McGuinness 32 Meeker 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 Newcastle 42, BETHEL 6 LAWTON 35, Norman 21 GUTHRIE 49, Northwest 13 Oklahoma Christian 38, LUTHER 35 Piedmont 32, WEATHERFORD 28 MINCO 44, Pioneer 12 Purcell 34, ATOKA 7 JENKS 49, Putnam City 7 GLENPOOL 47, Santa Fe South 8 Seminole 42, CHANDLER 18 Shawnee 45, NOBLE 16 Southmoore 35, MUSTANG 32 St. Mary 28, LITTLE AXE 27 OWASSO 31, Stillwater 28 CHR. HERITAGE 30, Stroud 26 BLANCHARD 28, Tuttle 21 Washington 34, LINDSAY 28 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 44, Waurika 20 Wayne 35, MAYSVILLE 7 OKEMAH 48, Wellston 12 Class 6A TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Bartlesville 28 Bixby 31, MUSKOGEE 13 Sand Springs 28, ENID 25 SAPULPA 38, Tulsa Edison 7 Tulsa Union 49, PONCA CITY 6 Class 5A Claremore 28, GROVE 22 Collinsville 35, TAHLEQUAH 17 Coweta 40, TULSA CENTRAL 38 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 21 Lawton MacArthur 30, ARDMORE 22 McAlester 45, TULSA MEMORIAL 18 PRYOR 38, Tulsa East Central 34 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 18 Tulsa Kelley 42, SKIATOOK 28 Class 4A Anadarko 42, ELGIN 6 Cascia Hall 46, BROKEN BOW 7 Catoosa 21, OOLOGAH 20 WOODWARD 26, Clinton 22 CACHE 21, Elk City 20 SALLISAW 27, Fort Gibson 24 Miami 30, TULSA WEBSTER 10 STILWELL 24, Muldrow 20 Tulsa McLain 32, CLEVELAND 24 Wagoner 46, VINITA 12 Class 3A Beggs 37, HENRYETTA 7 METRO CHRISTIAN 17, Berryhill 10 Bristow 28, PRAGUE 7 SULPHUR 20, Dickson 16 Eufaula 27, HEAVENER 24 STIGLER 30, Idabel 6 Inola 34, KELLYVILLE 18 Jay 38, BLACKWELL 12 Locust Grove 42, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 PLAINVIEW 40, Lone Grove 12 VICTORY CHR. 49, Morris 6 PERKINS 21, Okmulgee 20 Seq. Claremore 28, DEWEY 24 LINCOLN CHR. 34, Seq. Tahlequah 28 VERDIGRIS 28, Sperry 7 CHECOTAH 27, Spiro 24 ROLAND 30, Valliant 12 HILLDALE 44, Westville 6 Class 2A Adair 34, PAWHUSKA 12 HUGO 28, ANTLERS 27 NOWATA 38, Chelsea 6 Chouteau 28, CANADIAN 20 Comanche 24, HINTON 22 Davis 44, TISHOMINGON 12 Hobart 24, FREDERICK 14 Kingston 30, COALGATE 13 Marietta 28, KONAWA 21 Mounds 28, HASKELL 27 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 CANEY VALLEY 28, Oklahoma Union 24 Pocola 24, MOUNTAINBURG, ARK. 20 KANSAS 27, Salina 22 Thomas 40, MANGUM 6 CHISHOLM 28, Tonkawa 24 HARTSHORNE 48, Wilburton 8 COLCORD 38, Wyandotte 32 Class A Apache 22, CORDELL 14 EMPIRE 40, Bray-Doyle 14 WATONGA 31, Carnegie 27 SAVANNA 42, Central Sallisaw 28 BARNSDALL 34, Depew 26 Fairview 40, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 Hollis 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Hominy 32, DRUMRIGHT 6 TEXHOMA 34, Hooker 7 Kiefer 42, MORRISON 28 Okeene 46, MOORELAND 14 Porter 28, FOYIL 20 Quinton 34, HAILEYVILLE 12 Rush Springs 28, WILSON 12 SAYRE 28, Snyder 22 ELMORE CITY 36, Stratford 28 Summit Christian 30, AFTON 28 Talihina 44, GORE 12 BEAVER 28, Turpin 16 Velma-Alma 42, HEALDTON 30 RINGLING 44, Walters 6 Warner 34, LIBERTY 12 Wynnewood 42, WEWOKA 20 Yale 24, REGENT PREP 20 Class B CAVE SPRINGS 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton at Waukomis Cyril at Central Marlow Fox 58, ALLEN 30 WETUMKA 66, Keota 20 GARBER 54, Medford 8 RINGWOOD 38, Merritt 34 Paoli 42, GEARY 14 LAVERNE 56, Pond Creek-Hunter 28 STROTHER 56, Porum 48 Rejoice Christian 56, WOODLAND 22 Seiling 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Welch 38, WATTS 32 DEWAR 54, Weleetka 20 Class C Balko 58, TYRONE 8 DC-LAMONT 34, Buffalo 24 TIPTON 56, Corn Bible 6 Gracemont 34, DUKE 28 CHEROKEE 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 0 SASAKWA 34, Maud 28 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 38 SHARON-MUTUAL 44, Shattuck 34 MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 40, Temple 28 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 BOISE CITY 56, Waynoka 6 ARKOMA 48, Webbers Falls 20 Independent TULSA NOAH 44, OKC Legion 20
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Booker has a passion for the past and a grand vision of the future for Knoxville's Beck Cultural Exchange Center.Booker, who took over for Avon Rollins as the facility's executive director on Sept. 2, has implemented an aggressive plan to transform the Beck Center into the nation's signature local black history museum."This place ought to be the No. 1 black...
Big plans for Beck Cultural Exchange Center
MIKE BLACKERBY, Associated Press | Nov 3, 2013KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Booker has a passion for the past and a grand vision of the future for Knoxville's Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Booker, who took over for Avon Rollins as the facility's executive director on Sept. 2, has implemented an aggressive plan to transform the Beck Center into the nation's signature local black history museum. "This place ought to be the No. 1 black history museum in the United States," said the 78-year-old Booker. "I've visited many of the black history museums and none of them has the collection that we do." Booker previously served two tenures as executive director of the center over a 16-year period. He first served in 1978, three years after the center was established. Booker is upgrading exhibits, digging through vast stashes of boxed archives and implementing his vision for the center through fundraising and public relations activities. "We're pulling out all stops," he said. "We're asking all in the city, county and state government — and everyone else that will listen — to pass the word, to make contributions and help make our goals come true." Booker said another big key is just getting the word out about the center's treasure trove of exhibits, writings, artifacts and memorabilia that are available for viewing free of charge at the 1927 Dandridge Ave. facility. Booker said the center is an underused repository that showcases the rich history of local black residents. In fact, Booker said he's amazed at the number of people who are unaware of the story of the center's namesakes, James and Ethel Beck. The Becks were two of the most influential and glamorous members of Knoxville's black community from the 1920s to 1960s. They were pioneers in social, civic and church activities. "He (James Beck) was a 1906 graduate of Knox College who was the head of the English department at Austin High School and was the first black postal clerk in Tennessee," Booker said. "Ethel was a housewife who was a genius at developing real estate. She was worth probably $800,000 when she died in 1970." Much of the current Beck Center was the final home of the Becks, who left money to do something in their honor. The story of the Becks is currently showcased in one of the center's many striking displays and exhibits. Booker said the Becks were models of what was and is possible. "It's important for young people to see that," he said. It's a theme that resonates throughout the exhibits at the center. For the museum, Booker plans to implement rotating exhibits, which will change every three months through 2015. The "Music in the Air" exhibit will feature local black bands, orchestras and choirs. There will also be an exhibit featuring local athletes who have gone on to play professional football and basketball. Other displays will focus on black citizens who served locally in the service industry and social and civic clubs that date back to the 1920s and before. The Beck Center also has a repository of old movies, newspapers, photographs and period pieces. "We continue to do research to find out things we don't know," Booker said. "We continue to look for individuals that have slipped through the cracks." Booker said the mission is simply to preserve Knoxville's rich black history for future generations. "It's important for people to see these kind of living exhibits. Even though Knoxville has the smallest black population of major cities in Tennessee, they were able to succeed against the odds," he said. "We've been able to document that at Beck, and our goal is to make people aware of it."
The Pioneers beat Enid 43-27 and Sand Springs beat Owasso, 38-21, to keep their chances for the final spot in District 6A-1 alive.
High school notebook: Stillwater still has playoff chance
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 2, 2013Entering Friday, the chances of Stillwater making the playoffs looked almost nonexistent. Then the Pioneers beat Enid 43-27 and Sand Springs beat Owasso, 38-21, to keep their chances for the final spot in District 6A-1 alive. “We may be jumping the gun a little bit, but we need to worry about getting the win more than anything else,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “We're definitely excited about it, but to be quite honest, we didn't think the way things have been going we didn't see that as our identity.” Stillwater (2-7, 2-4) will need some help, though, needing to gain 27 district points on Bartlesville, which plays Tulsa Washington on Friday. Stillwater needs to beat Owasso by at least 12 points, with Bartlesville then losing by 15, or the Pioneers need to win by 15 with Bartlesville losing by at least 12. Tulsa Union, Tulsa Washington and Sand Springs have all locked up the other three spots. ANADARKO'S JACKSON GETS WIN NO. 100 Anadarko coach Kent Jackson earned his 100th career victory Friday during the top-ranked Warriors' 56-7 rout of Weatherford, which also sealed the District 4A-1 championship. “It was special, but it's more special to do it in my hometown,” Jackson said. “It's an honor to do it at Anadarko. It's a credit to outstanding kids and coaches.” The Warriors (9-0, 6-0) got four touchdowns from running back RJ Sink, while quarterback Brandon Pollard accounted for three touchdowns — two passing and one rushing. Jackson has spent the past 10 seasons at Anadarko after spending five years at Maud and one year at Dibble. Anadarko has not lost a home game or regular-season game since 2009. LAWTON IKE'S MOANA PICKS HOUSTON Lawton Eisenhower offensive lineman Michael Moana became the 26th player from the state to verbally commit to a Division I football program — a number that will still grow considerably by February. Moana, 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, committed to Houston on Tuesday, then celebrated by helping the Eagles upset Putnam City North 47-7 Friday night. Moana is ranked No. 29 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit ranking list. Lawton Ike already has a presence at Houston, where former Eagle Adrian McDonald is a starter at defensive back. SEALEY WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS, COULD PLAY FRIDAY Lawton quarterback Dallas Sealey suffered a neck injury during Friday's 46-16 win against Mustang, sending him to the hospital. But he was back on the sideline wearing a brace by the end of the game, Lawton coach Randy Breeze said, and there is a possibility he could play Friday against Norman. “We'll keep him out of contact all week, but I think he'll be able to play Friday it looks like,” Breeze said. Sealey is supposed to get test results back on Monday. The third-ranked Wolverines clinched the District 6A-4 title Friday, but Sealey said he wants to play on Senior Night. COACHES PICK ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAMS The three state volleyball champions produced five All-State selections on the coaches' teams, which were announced this week by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. The Edmond Santa Fe duo of Kaleo Kanahele and Bailey Otto were selected to the Large West team, along with a couple of historic selections. Dani Chase of Yukon and Amy Serowski of Southmoore became the first All-State volleyball selections for their young programs. Three state champions will team up for the Small West, with Bradi Ryan and Lindsey Grace from Class 5A champion Heritage Hall, along with Jordan Hagood of 4A champ Mount St. Mary. The All-State matches will be held during All-State week July 27-Aug. 1, 2014, in the Tulsa area. All-State coaches will be named in December. Here are the OCA All-State volleyball rosters: Large West: Alissa Benson, Edmond North; Rachel Manriquez, Edmond North; Kaleo Kanahele, Edmond Santa Fe; Bailey Otto, Edmond Santa Fe; Chloe Cordell, Enid; McKayla Benner, Norman North; Amy Serowski, Southmoore; Dani Chase, Yukon. Large East: Leslie Atherton, Tulsa Kelley; Josie Gandall, Tulsa Kelley; Sarah Jones, Owasso; Carley Geer, Stillwater; Stefani Nell, Jenks; Kassidy Franks, Tulsa Washington; Tyeece Buchanan, Tulsa Union; Megan Thomas, Tulsa Union. Small West: Bradi Ryan, Heritage Hall; Lindsey Grace, Heritage Hall; Chloe Strickland, Christian Heritage; Sydney Downing, Oklahoma Bible; Jessie Heiden, Deer Creek; Olivia Bailey, Bethany; Jordan Hagood, Mount St. Mary; Madison Eyster, Weatherford; Brooklyn Sullins, Cache; Samantha Grubb, Elgin. Small East: Eilise Dixon, Cascia Hall; Anna Bowman, Lincoln Christian; Megan Doran, Victory Christian; Gillian Tinnin, Tahlequah; Rachel Pack, Coweta; Samantha Feemster, Catoosa; Kalynn Thorp, Verdigris; Brittany Hadlock, Rejoice Christian; Audrey Ballou, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Roxanne Brown, Metro Christian.
Oct 30, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Edmond North-Midwest City, Cushing-Seminole and McGuinness-Guthrie.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 9
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 30, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-29 (83.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,130-281 (80.1 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area LAWTON MAC 45, Capitol Hill 8 WESTMOORE 34, Tulsa Edison 7 Class 6A TULSA UNION JV 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 Class 5A TULSA EAST CENTRAL 31, Tahlequah 20 Class B REJOICE CHR. 58, South Coffeyville 12 Independent Cornerstone Chr. 56, COOKSON HILLS 32 Friday's Games City Area Ada 28, McLOUD 21 Alva 42, DIBBLE 30 Bethany 38, BRISTOW 20 HERITAGE HALL 56, Bethel 7 MARLOW 54, Bridge Creek 12 CASADY 31, John Marshall 28 Cashion 35, CARNEGIE 13 MEEKER 38, Central Sallisaw 14 PERKINS 28, Chandler 24 Chickasha 35, SOUTHEAST 7 Chr. Heritage 48, CROOKED OAK 42 Crossings Chr. 28, PIONEER 22 COMMUNITY CHR. 30, Dallas HSAA Davenport 44, STROTHER 14 Destiny Christian 54, LIFE CHR. 20 Douglass 27, HARRAH 17 DEL CITY 24, Duncan 20 Edmond North 13, MIDWEST CITY 10 EDMOND MEMORIAL 24, Ed. Santa Fe 20 Enid 28, STILLWATER 10 Geary 28, MACOMB 24 EL RENO 42, Guymon 14 Haskell 35, WELLSTON 20 Kingfisher 28, NEWCASTLE 21 LEXINGTON 30, Konawa 22 PUTNAM NORTH 28, Lawton Ike 12 JONES 35, Little Axe 7 MILLWOOD 45, Luther 20 GUTHRIE 34, McGuinness 14 Minco 46, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 LAWTON 45, Mustang 20 DURANT 28, Noble 27 Norman North 49, MOORE 20 OKLAHOMA CHR. 47, Northeast 18 DEER CREEK 42, Northwest 14 BERRYHILL 38, OKC Legion 17 FOX 56, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Piedmont 32, ELGIN 24 Plainview 48, PAULS VALLEY 12 Putnam City 28, MUSKOGEE 24 NORMAN 44, Putnam West 20 TECUMSEH 30, Santa Fe South 13 OKC PATRIOTS 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Shawnee 49, TULSA HALE 7 Southmoore 49, CHOCTAW 33 TUTTLE 40, St. Mary 13 CENTENNIAL 42, Star Spencer 38 PURCELL 28, Sulphur 7 HENNESSEY 35, Tonkawa 22 YUKON 49, U.S. Grant 8 CRESCENT 28, Watonga 24 WYNNEWOOD 21, Wayne 14 SW COVENANT 32, Webbers Falls 28 CARL ALBERT 56, Western Heights 8 Windsor Hills 34, COLDWATER, KAN. 30 Class 6A Bartlesville 44, PONCA CITY 13 Jenks 45, BIXBY 14 OWASSO 32, Sand Springs 28 BROKEN ARROW 56, Sapulpa 10 TULSA UNION 49, Tulsa Washington 20 Class 5A Ardmore 42, ALTUS 7 PRYOR 28, Collinsville 18 Coweta 38, CLAREMORE 28 McALESTER 44, Skiatook 13 Tulsa Central 35, GROVE 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, TULSA MEMORIAL 24 Class 4A POTEAU 42, Broken Bow 13 CLINTON 34, Cache 10 CATOOSA 28, Cleveland 14 WOODWARD 30, Elk City 13 Glenpool 28, MANNFORD 27 Oologah 28, MIAMI 24 Sallisaw 37, MULDROW 17 FORT GIBSON 32, Stilwell 17 CASCIA HALL 49, Tulsa Rogers 8 WAGONER 56, Tulsa Webster 6 TULSA McLAIN 30, Vinita 14 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 18 Class 3A MADILL 28, Atoka 7 Beggs 39, MORRIS 18 Checotah 34, EUFAULA 20 SEMINOLE 49, Cushing 42 Dewey 44, VERDIGRIS 6 Heavener 28, IDABEL 21 INOLA 30, Henryetta 22 Hilldale 35, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 17 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 OKMULGEE 32, Kellyville 10 LOCUST GROVE 34, Lincoln Christian 17 Lone Grove 28, DICKSON 22 SPIRO 30, Roland 19 METRO CHR. 34, Seq. Claremore 7 Sperry 14, BLACKWELL 6 Stigler 28, VALLIANT 7 Victory Christian 44, PRAGUE 8 ADAIR 36, Westville 6 Class 2A KINGSTON 28, Antlers 24 Caney Valley 18, CHELSEA 14 Chisholm 22, NEWKIRK 15 DAVIS 44, Coalgate 6 FREDERICK 28, Comanche 20 Commerce 36, COLCORD 21 VIAN 35, Hartshorne 14 HOBART 35, Hinton 24 Holdenville 28, MOUNDS 20 Kansas 38, HULBERT 6 WYANDOTTE 44, Ketchum 7 Lindsay 36, MANGUM 12 Nowata 44, CHOUTEAU 14 Okemah 35, STROUD 34 Panama 48, POCOLA 28 Pawhuska 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 Perry 31, PAWNEE 12 SALINA 34, Quapaw 6 MARIETTA 27, Tishomingo 20 HUGO 42, Wilburton 14 Class A Afton 38, WARNER 12 HOLLIS 34, Apache 8 KIEFER 42, Barnsdall 7 FAIRVIEW 32, Beaver 16 QUINTON 22, Canadian 6 DEPEW 28, Drumright 7 Elmore City 34, CADDO 7 VELMA-ALMA 28, Empire 27 SUMMIT CHR. 34, Fairland 12 MORRISON 42, Foyil 6 GORE 28, Haileyville 21 Healdton 24, RUSH SPRINGS 12 PORTER 24, Liberty 22 STRATFORD 32, Maysville 14 Mooreland 33, TURPIN 8 Oklahoma Bible 28, HOOKER 7 Ringling 49, BRAY-DOYLE 0 TALIHINA 29, Savanna 24 CORDELL 22, Sayre 16 OKEENE 28, Texhoma 21 Thomas 42, SNYDER 7 Wewoka 34, REGENT PREP 20 WALTERS 28, Wilson 26 HOMINY 28, Yale 24 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 12 Allen 52, PAOLI 6 Cave Springs 44, PORUM 32 MERRITT 48, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 56, STROTHER 8 Dewar 54, KEOTA 38 Laverne 60, SEILING 14 WAUKOMIS 48, Medford 22 Oaks 42, COPAN 20 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 Ringwood 48, GARBER 28 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Waurika 12 WOODLAND 42, Welch 14 Weleetka 54, BOWLEGS 6 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Boise City 28 WESLEYAN CHR. 46, Claremore Chr. 14 Corn Bible 38, DUKE 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 58, Goodwell 8 Maud 54, BOKOSHE 6 GRANDFIELD 48, Midway 8 Ryan 48, MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 44 Temple 54, GRACEMONT 8 Thackerville 58, SASAKWA 12 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 42 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 42, Waynoka 20
Oct 23, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B...
Picking Week 8's high school football games
By Scott Wright | Oct 23, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B KEOTA 48, Gans 6 DEWAR 52, Porum 8 RINGWOOD 66, Waukomis 28 Class C MIDWAY 48, Cookson Hills Chr. 34 Shattuck 52, GOODWELL 8 Friday's Games City Area Anadarko 35, PIEDMONT 28 KINGFISHER 54, Bethel 7 Bixby 28, PUTNAM CITY 25 Blanchard 42, ST. MARY 14 ARDMORE 56, Capitol Hill 8 Carl Albert 48, GUYMON 7 Casady 28, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 24 DAVENPORT 48, Cave Springs 28 MUSTANG 49, Choctaw 35 ELMORE CITY 38, Community Christian 24 Coyle 46, OAKS 6 Cashion 35, Crescent 32 Crooked Oak 48, DIBBLE 42 Del City 42, CHICKASHA 18 SHAWNEE 35, Durant 14 Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 21 El Reno 44, WESTERN HEIGHTS 13 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 28 ADA 28, Harrah 22 Hennessey 38, NEWKIRK 16 Heritage Hall 49, CENTENNIAL 38 CHANDLER 42, Kellyville 7 Lexington 28, TISHOMINGO 24 Life Christian 48, BOULEVARD CHR. 20 Luther 46, PERRY 18 ALLEN 40, Macomb 6 WASHINGTON 34, Mangum 16 Mannford 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Marlow 35, LITTLE AXE 18 DOUGLASS 38, McLoud 20 Minco 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 14 MEEKER 44, Mounds 6 Newcastle 31, JOHN MARSHALL 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 42, Norman 31 McGUINNESS 45, Northwest 12 OKC Legion 35, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 14 Oklahoma Christian 49, CHR. HERITAGE 30 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 48, Paoli 14 Pauls Valley 38, ATOKA 20 CUSHING 42, Perkins 21 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 17 BETHANY 35, Prague 14 Purcell 32, LONE GROVE 26 DUNCAN 42, Southeast 12 SAND SPRINGS 35, Stillwater 17 MAUD 44, SW Covenant 28 GLENPOOL 38, Tecumseh 10 NOBLE 40, Tulsa Hale 16 Tuttle 28, JONES 14 HOLDENVILLE 28, Wellston 21 Westmoore 35, SAPULPA 17 Wewoka 34, WAYNE 30 WINDSOR HILLS 54, Wright Chr. 12 Class 6A Broken Arrow 47, TULSA EDISON 14 JENKS 56, Muskogee 7 Owasso 28, ENID 27 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Ponca City 7 Tulsa Union 45, BARTLESVILLE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 42, Altus 10 Claremore 28, TULSA CENTRAL 13 COWETA 35, Grove 24 McAlester 40, TULSA KELLEY 28 Pryor 35, TAHLEQUAH 20 Tulsa East Central 34, COLLINSVILLE 31 Tulsa Memorial 28, SKIATOOK 17 Class 4A Catoosa 47, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 14 WEATHERFORD 35, Elgin 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Fort Gibson 21 Miami 31, VINITA 18 Poteau 38, MULDROW 7 Sallisaw 42, BROKEN BOW 12 Tulsa McLain 28, OOLOGAH 20 Tulsa Rogers 28, STILWELL 24 Wagoner 42, CLEVELAND 14 Woodward 35, CACHE 7 Class 3A BERRYHILL 45, Blackwell 8 SEMINOLE 49, Bristow 13 PLAINVIEW 42, Dickson 6 ROLAND 30, Eufaula 28 CHECOTAH 34, Idabel 12 HILLDALE 41, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 42, DEWEY 24 SULPHUR 20, Madill 13 Metro Christian 44, SPERRY 8 INOLA 34, Morris 18 Okmulgee 22, HENRYETTA 14 Seq. Tahlequah 34, JAY 28 Spiro 32, VALLIANT 6 Stigler 34, HEAVENER 8 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Verdigris 6 Victory Christian 34, BEGGS 20 LINCOLN CHR. 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 26 PAWHUSKA 35, Chelsea 14 Chouteau 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 Colcord 40, KETCHUM 16 Davis 48, KINGSTON 6 Frederick 24, HINTON 20 HARTSHORNE 34, Gore 6 Hobart 32, COMANCHE 24 Hugo 27, PANAMA 20 WYANDOTTE 38, Kansas 34 OKEMAH 28, Konawa 12 Marietta 34, COALGATE 14 ADAIR 42, Oklahoma Union 12 CHISHOLM 34, Pawnee 8 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 26 Quapaw 22, HULBERT 20 NOWATA 34, Regent Prep 16 COMMERCE 38, Salina 34 Stroud 28, HASKELL 12 Vian 48, WILBURTON 8 Class A SNYDER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 24 Caddo 30, MAYSVILLE 12 Central Sallisaw 36, CANADIAN 14 THOMAS 34, Cordell 14 YALE 30, Depew 28 RINGLING 35, Empire 14 TEXHOMA 34, Fairview 30 Foyil 28, LIBERTY 7 Hollis 42, SAYRE 6 SUMMIT CHR. 33, Hominy 14 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 24 Kiefer 56, DRUMRIGHT 6 Morrison 48, BARNSDALL 8 Okeene 50, BEAVER 6 CARNEGIE 22, Pioneer 14 AFTON 32, Porter 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Rush Springs 20 Savanna 42, QUINTON 12 Talihina 46, HAILEYVILLE 8 Tulsa NOAH 34, WATONGA 22 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 26, Turpin 12 HEALDTON 34, Walters 14 Warner 30, FAIRLAND 18 Wynnewood 40, STRATFORD 20 Class B WETUMKA 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton 48, MEDFORD 12 ALEX 60, Central Marlow 28 WATTS 44, Copan 16 Cyril 48, GEARY 12 Fox 56, WAURIKA 8 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 14 LAVERNE 52, Merritt 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 56, Seiling 6 WELEETKA 48, Strother 34 WELCH 38, Wesleyan Christian 34 Woodland 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Class C THACKERVILLE 64, Arkoma 38 Bluejacket 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 14 Buffalo 34, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Cherokee 54, TIMBERLAKE 8 DC-Lamont 52, Claremore Chr. 6 TEMPLE 56, Duke 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, CORN BIBLE 38 BOISE CITY 48, OKC Patriots 34 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 60, BALKO 38 Tipton 60, Ryan 12 Tyrone 44, WAYNOKA 16 Independent Holland Hall 28, DALLAS EPISCOPAL 27
Nault ran for 207 yards and six touchdowns on 16 carries as the Yellowjackets buried Centennial, 69-18
High school football roundup: Landon Nault reaches milestones, leads Kingfisher to victory
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Oct 18, 2013Landon Nault reached a couple of milestones Thursday night while leading Class 3A's No. 2-ranked Kingfisher to a 69-18 rout of Centennial. The senior running back collected 207 yards and six touchdowns on 16 carries as Kingfisher improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in District 3A-3. Nault surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the season and 6,000 for his stellar high school career. Nault's 61-yard TD run in the third quarter was his last of game and 100th of his career. Nick Smith added two special teams touchdowns for the Yellowjackets, returning a punt 71 yards and a kickoff 81 yards. Centennial (4-3, 1-2) had three touchdown passes from Malcolm Mitchell, all going to Cornelius McKiver. The duo hooked up for a 38-yard TD in the first quarter that gave the Bison a brief 6-0 lead. Mitchell and McKiver later stung Kingfisher's defense for 89- and 53-yard touchdowns. BLUEJAYS TOP EL RENO Guthrie quarterback Reed Roberts threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns, and Class 5A's top-ranked team blitzed El Reno 52-0 at Jelsma Stadium. All of Roberts' TD passes came in the first half as the Bluejays charged to a 35-0 lead. Kai Callins added 30- and 23-yard TD runs in the first half. Guthrie (7-0 overall, 4-0 District 5A-2) collected 442 total yards. El Reno (2-5, 1-3) managed just 61. BROKEN ARROW ROUTS PUTNAM CITY Third-ranked Broken Arrow scored on the second play of the game and never looked back, rolling to a 52-21 District 6A-2 triumph over Putnam City. Austin Reed had two touchdowns in the first half for Broken Arrow (5-2 overall, 3-1 district). He caught a 47-yard TD pass from Coleman Key and then returned a kickoff 82 yards for a score. Putnam City fell to 2-5 and 0-4. JACOBS LEADS SHAWNEE TO ROUT Shawnee quarterback John Jacobs ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth to lead Class 5A's No. 10-ranked Shawnee to a 42-10 district win over No. 6 Tulsa Bishop Kelley at Angelo Prassa Field. Both teams are 5-2 overall and 3-1 in District 5A-3. Jacobs finished with 89 yards on 13 carries. He passed for 250 more, completing 13 of 18 passes. ANTLERS CRUSH WESTERN HEIGHTS No. 5-ranked Deer Creek had an all-around effort, cruising to a 51-7 District 5A-2 victory over winless Western Heights in Edmond. Deer Creek (5-2 overall, 3-1 district) rolled up 351 yards of offense. Running back Alec James accounted for three touchdowns, and quarterback Caden Sander threw for a TD and ran for another. Cole Verble had a special teams touchdown, blocking a punt in the end zone. And the defense had long interception returns for touchdowns from Blake Landon and Jackson Smith. ROBERTSON THROWS FOR 4 TDS Keith Robertson threw four touchdown passes — three to Tyler Brewer — as Little Axe hammered winless Bridge Creek, 56-6. Robertson finished 13 of 20 for 345 yards. He connected with Brewer for 28-, 80- and 6-yard touchdowns. Robertson found Jacob Sheppard from 28 yards as the Indians (3-4 overall, 1-2 District 3A-1) owned a 35-0 lead at halftime. Brewer finished the game with five catches for 187 yards. PURCELL STUNS DICKSON Dominique Gavia ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as Purcell upended previously unbeaten Dickson 41-6 in a District 3A-4 matchup. Drew Rolin added two TD passes for Purcell (5-2 overall, 3-1 district). Dickson (6-1, 3-1), which was off to its best start in school history, avoided the shutout when Chris Bamburg scored from a yard with 25 seconds left in the game. VIKINGS CRACK WIN COLUMN Northeast won its first game of the season, crushing SeeWorth Academy 59-0 at Moses F. Miller Stadium. Darrius Gray passed for 156 yards and two touchdowns, and Marquese Walker rushed for 91 yards and three TDs. The Vikings (1-6) tagged SeeWorth (1-6) for 348 total yards. OVERTON DOMINATES FOR MINCO Jacob Overton ran for 142 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading Class A's No. 6-ranked Minco to a 61-0 district rout of Carnegie. Overton had 56-, 16- and 30-yard touchdown runs. He added a 21-yard touchdown catch from sophomore quarterback Hunter Jones, helping the Bulldogs (6-1 overall, 4-0 District A-3) charge to a 42-0 lead by halftime. Carnegie (1-6, 1-2) managed just 62 total yards and three first downs. ST. MARY ROLLS TO VICTORY Matt Peace scored a touchdown on offense and defense for Mount St. Mary, which thumped the OKC Patriots 48-8 in a nondistrict game. Peace gave the Rockets (3-4) an early lead with a 3-yard touchdown run. Later in the first quarter, he returned an interception 20 yards for a TD. St. Mary's defense forced six turnovers. Malcom David had three of the Rockets' four interceptions. PERKINS WHIPS BRISTOW Matt Waitt and Tyler Taff had two touchdown runs apiece, and Perkins beat Bristow 48-21 in a District 3A-2 contest. The game was tied 7-7 after the first quarter, and then Shelby Reese gave Perkins (4-3 overall, 2-2 district) the lead for good with a 35-yard interception return for a TD. Bristow fell to 2-5 and 1-2. SOPHOMORE LEADS HENNESSEY Sophomore running back Tabor Johns collected 116 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries — all in the first half — as Class 2A's No. 4-ranked Hennessey trounced struggling Pawnee, 48-0. Tony Mendoza added a 1-yard touchdown run and 11- and 10-yard TD passes to Brady Fipps to help the Eagles roll to a 34-0 halftime lead. Hennessey is 6-1 overall and 3-0 in District 2A-1. CRONISTER POWERS CRESCENT Michael Cronister had 218 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns to help Crescent rip Pioneer 52-6 in a District A-3 game. Cronister had 4-, 1- and 1-yard touchdown runs for the Tigers (5-2 overall, 3-1 district). He also caught a 26-yard TD pass from Damion Bledsoe; the Crescent quarterback added 30- and 1-yard touchdown runs. ELSEWHERE Class 5A's No. 7-ranked Ardmore Tigers coasted to a 24-3 district win over Chickasha. Kydric Knox had two touchdown runs for Ardmore (6-1 overall, 4-0 District 5A-1). ... R.J. Sink scored from 3 yards in the fourth quarter, and No. 1-ranked Anadarko remained unbeaten with an 18-15 District 4A-1 victory over No. 8 Woodward. ... Ryan Rackley had two touchdown runs for Sulphur, which slipped past winless Pauls Valley, 19-14. ... Kyle Hokett threw five touchdown passes as Lexington buried Coalgate, 50-16. ... Luke Frankfurt had three touchdown runs for Class 2A's No. 5-ranked Oklahoma Christian School, which whipped Dibble 60-18 in a District 2A-2 contest in Edmond. ... Okeene improved to 6-1 overall as it trimmed Oklahoma Bible, 14-6. Whippets quarterback Scott Dobrinski had two touchdowns. HOW THEY FARED How The Oklahoman's No. 1-ranked high school football teams fared during Week 7 of the regular season: CLASS 6A No. 1 Jenks (6-0) plays at No. 5 Westmoore on Friday night. Next: Oct. 25 vs. Muskogee CLASS 5A No. 1 Guthrie (7-0) defeated El Reno, 52-0. Next: Oct. 25 at No. 5 Deer Creek CLASS 4A No. 1 Anadarko (7-0) defeated No. 8 Woodward, 18-15. Next: Oct. 25 at Piedmont CLASS 3A No. 1 Blanchard (7-0) defeated Jones, 21-7. Next: Oct. 25 at Mount St. Mary CLASS 2A No. 1 Millwood (7-0) defeated Crooked Oak, 60-33. Next: Thursday at Northeast CLASS A No. 1 Ringling (5-1) defeated Rush Springs, 41-7. Next: Oct. 25 vs. Empire CLASS B No. 1 Laverne (7-0) defeated Garber, 60-6. Next: Oct. 25 vs. No. 9 Merritt CLASS C No. 1 Tipton (7-0) defeated Bray-Doyle, 64-14. Next: Oct. 25 at Ryan FROM STAFF REPORTS
Oct 16, 2013
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- The quadruplets — Scott, Mikey, Jamie and Shelby — are a big part of Friday night football. Scott is the quarterback and free safety, Mikey plays cornerback, Jamie is a lineman, and Shelby is a cheerleader.
All four Dobrinski quadruplets star under the Friday night lights at Okeene
BY JACOB UNRUH | Oct 16, 2013OKEENE — Mike Dobrinski used to joke about how great it would be to announce his kids' names during an Okeene football game. “Dobrinski gets a good block and Dobrinski throws to Dobrinski for the touchdown,” rushed through his head. That joke is now reality for the Whippets' public address announcer. Friday nights in the small farming community have become a big night for the Dobrinski clan. Mike and Ginny Dobrinski were already prominent members of the community, but then Ginny gave birth to a set of quadruplets — three boys and one girl — in 1995. Their lives were forever changed. >>Read: Early Christmas gift quadrupled (Published Dec. 19, 1995) >>Read: Premature quadruplets released from hospital (Published Feb. 1, 1996) “It is a short window of opportunity,” Mike said. “You don't want to miss anything. “I'm like every other parent. The only difference is four of them are mine, so most of the time I'm nominated to carry the ball and my wife is (a teacher) at school there in the middle of everything they're doing. It's a lot of fun and it's almost over.” The three brothers — Scott, Mikey and Jamie — all start and play both sides of the football for the No. 7-ranked Whippets, who host Oklahoma Bible on Thursday, while Shelby is a cheerleader at each game. Each looks different and acts different, but when it's football time they are one. “(On) the football field, there's always us,” Jamie said. “We can stick together and all of that stuff. It's just cool to know that we're a big part of the town.” The quadruplets comprise nearly one-sixth of the senior class and more than one-third of the seniors on the football team. So it was no surprise when Scott and Shelby were named Homecoming king and queen two weeks ago. There was just that awkward issue of the traditional kiss, which resulted in a special handshake and kiss on the forehead. “I didn't know what to do,” Scott said. “I was supposedly a kissing captain. There was no way I was going to kiss her, but my mom kind of talked me into giving her a kiss on the cheek. I was just like, ‘The forehead is good.'” The family has become the epicenter of Okeene, with its five-bedroom house rarely empty — and not just because of the family. There always seems to be someone there visiting. Mike also has a prominent role in the community as the owner of a car dealership, member of the Pioneer Telephone Co-Op board of directors and a church youth director. Ginny is also the speech and drama teacher at the high school. But nothing is as unique as the situation at football games. “They just each have their own personality and you treat them that way,” longtime Okeene coach Jeff Wardlaw said. “It's special in that they can be together, play together and be a part of a team together every year.” Scott, at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, is the Whippets' quarterback and free safety who has accounted for 14 touchdowns this season. Mikey, as he put it, is the tall, lanky one at 6-foot-2, 160 pounds. He's caught 14 passes for 101 yards and made 20 tackles at cornerback. Jamie, though, is the lineman of the clan, coming in at 6-foot, 225 pounds. He even protects the blind side of Scott. “He makes me mad, I get him hit,” Jamie joked. “I won't do that, that's just how I threaten him sometimes when I want him to make me a sandwich or something.” There are only two sets of quadruplets in the state, but to the Dobrinskis it's just the norm. Each one, though, has found individuality and will get to explore that even more when they all attend Oklahoma State together next year. “Since we have been pushed together as a group since we were born, we all had to find our little niche,” said Shelby, who competes in pageants. “That's why we're all so different, because the fact if we weren't we'd lose our individuality.” And each was essentially an individual from the beginning. The quadruplets are a product of Mike and Ginny trying for seven long years to have a baby. Eventually, they turned to an assisted reproductive procedure known as gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT). Ginny said she was told the success rate at the time was 1 in 30,000. She had four eggs placed and the odds were 1 in 700,000 that all four would take. She sometimes thought early in their relationship at OSU that she one day wanted twins. Sometimes the odds are just in your favor. “Since then we decided that we should have bought a lottery ticket on that day too since we beat the odds on that one,” Ginny joked.
Oct 16, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER...
High school football: Picking Week 7's games
By Scott Wright | Oct 16, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER 14 Davenport 46, PORUM 12 OKLAHOMA CHR. 45, Dibble 21 PURCELL 35, Dickson 28 GUTHRIE 41, El Reno 14 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 10 Hennessey 38, PAWNEE 12 John Marshall 35, BETHEL 8 BLANCHARD 42, Jones 14 Luther 38, CHR. HERITAGE 24 McLoud 28, MANNFORD 17 Meeker 45, WELLSTON 12 Millwood 56, CROOKED OAK 22 Mustang 44, PUTNAM WEST 20 Noble 30, SKIATOOK 24 ST. MARY 35, OKC Patriots 21 Okla. Christian Aca. 44, MACOMB 12 CRESCENT 32, Pioneer 16 BROKEN ARROW 42, Putnam City 20 Putnam North 49, U.S. GRANT 8 NORTHEAST 44, SeeWorth 14 TULSA KELLEY 28, Shawnee 24 ALTUS 34, Southeast 22 NEWCASTLE 35, Star Spencer 24 Stillwater 35, BARTLESVILLE 28 Sulphur 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Tuttle 30, MARLOW 27 Washington 42, COMANCHE 14 CASHION 28, Watonga 24 COYLE 48, Watts 8 DEER CREEK 48, Western Heights 6 Yukon 45, MOORE 27 Class 6A Bixby 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Enid 28, PONCA CITY 7 SAPULPA 31, Muskogee 14 Owasso 31, TULSA WASHINGTON 28 TULSA UNION 49, Sand Springs 14 Class 5A ARDMORE 28, Chickasha 13 Claremore 34, PRYOR 24 COLLINSVILLE 38, Coweta 34 LAWTON MAC 33, Duncan 13 McALESTER 42, Durant 20 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 35, GROVE 13 Tulsa Central 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Class 4A Ada 33, GLENPOOL 12 Broken Bow 21, TULSA ROGERS 20 ELGIN 35, Cache 28 POTEAU 28, Cascia Hall 27 MIAMI 27, Cleveland 24 WEATHERFORD 28, Elk City 7 FORT GIBSON 35, Muldrow 14 WAGONER 48, Oologah 21 SALLISAW 44, Stilwell 12 TULSA McLAIN 35, Tulsa Webster 7 CATOOSA 49, Vinita 12 ANADARKO 35, Woodward 14 Class 3A STIGLER 28, Checotah 24 Dewey 28, BLACKWELL 14 KELLYVILLE 21, Henryetta 20 Hilldale 34, LOCUST GROVE 31 VICTORY CHR. 49, Inola 12 Jay 35, WESTVILLE 14 Lincoln Chr. 35, KEYS (PARK HILL) 6 Lone Grove 38, MADILL 20 OKMULGEE 28, Morris 21 Plainview 47, ATOKA 7 Roland 28, IDABEL 7 Seminole 49, PRAGUE 6 Seq. Claremore 28, BERRYHILL 24 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 38, Sperry 12 Spiro 34, HEAVENER 8 EUFAULA 28, Valliant 20 METRO CHR. 49, Verdigris 3 Class 2A Adair 44, CHELSEA 8 Barnsdall 28, MOUNDS 14 NOWATA 42, Caney Valley 6 KANSAS 38, Colcord 12 Hartshorne 40, POCOLA 12 OKEMAH 28, Haskell 27 STROUD 35, Holdenville 8 SALINA 42, Hulbert 6 COMMERCE 44, Ketchum 6 Kingston 24, MARIETTA 7 OKLAHOMA UNION 28, Liberty 6 Lindsay 44, HINTON 16 HOBART 35, Mangum 12 ALVA 35, Newkirk 21 Panama 28, QUINTON 7 Pawhuska 35, CHOUTEAU 14 CHISHOLM 34, Perry 12 KONAWA 28, Tishomingo 7 Vian 40, HUGO 13 ANTLERS 42, Wilburton 22 Wyandotte 35, QUAPAW 14 Class A Afton 44, FOYIL 14 HOOKER 28, Beaver 27 TALIHINA 38, Canadian 12 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MORRISON 34, Drumright 6 Fairland 28, PORTER 7 SAVANNA 38, Gore 12 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Haileyville 7 Hominy 28, DEPEW 20 ELMORE CITY 44, Maysville 20 FAIRVIEW 32, Mooreland 28 OKEENE 34, Oklahoma Bible 22 RINGLING 42, Rush Springs 6 APACHE 44, Snyder 6 WEWOKA 34, Stratford 20 Summit Christian 45, WARNER 24 Texhoma 42, TURPIN 6 Thomas 42, HOLLIS 31 Velma-Alma 44, WALTERS 6 EMPIRE 28, Wilson 7 Wynnewood 40, CADDO 12 KIEFER 34, Yale 8 Class B Allen 48, CYRIL 8 Covington-Douglas 54, WAUKOMIS 20 Dewar 54, GANS 6 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Fox 54 ALEX 62, Geary 6 Laverne 56, GARBER 6 REJOICE CHR. 64, Oaks 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, MERRITT 38 Ringwood 52, MEDFORD 16 Seiling 44, CANTON 6 Waurika 44, PAOLI 24 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 38, Welch 22 CAVE SPRINGS 50, Weleetka 42 Wetumka 64, STROTHER 20 Class C BLUEJACKET 60, Claremore Chr. 8 TYRONE 48, Boise City 12 Corn Bible 44, TEMPLE 32 CHEROKEE 48, DC-Lamont 20 Grandfield 46, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 12 SASAKWA 38, Midway 12 Ryan 48, GRACEMONT 8 Sharon-Mutual 58, BUFFALO 12 Thackerville 54, BOKOSHE 6 Timberlake 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Tyro, Kan. Christian 34 Waynoka 42, DUKE 12 MAUD 42, Webbers Falls 28 Friday, Oct. 18 City Area Fort Worth All Saints 34, CASADY 28 DEL CITY 48, Capitol Hill 12 Clinton 42, PIEDMONT 16 Douglass 54, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 LAWTON 48, Edmond Santa Fe 45 Frederick 28, COMMUNITY CHR. 24 McGUINNESS 49, Guymon 6 Jenks 31, WESTMOORE 17 MIDWEST CITY 30, Lawton Ike 14 SW COVENANT 34, Life Christian 28 EDMOND NORTH 24, Norman North 21 CARL ALBERT 49, Northwest 8 DAVIS 34, OKC Legion 17 Southmoore 35, NORMAN 34 CROSSINGS CHR. 28, Wayne 21 DESTINY CHR. 42, Woodland 34 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 45, Tulsa Hale 12 Class B Keota 46, BOWLEGS 6 Class C BALKO 54, Goodwell 8 TIPTON 48, Hobart JV 20 Independent Dallas St. Mark's 34, HOLLAND HALL 20 Tulsa NOAH 34, DALLAS HSAA 31
The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons.
High school football: New high school football districts for 2014-2015 seasons released
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Oct 9, 2013The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe Jenks Norman Putnam City Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Bartlesville Bixby Claremore Muskogee Ponca City Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington District 2 Choctaw Enid Lawton Lawton Eisenhower Midwest City Putnam City West Stillwater *U.S. Grant Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Chickasha Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Northwest Classen District 2 Bishop McGuinness Carl Albert Deer Creek Guthrie Guymon Piedmont Southeast Western Heights District 3 Durant McAlester Noble Shawnee Skiatook Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial District 4 *Capitol Hill Collinsville Coweta Grove Pryor Tahlequah Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison Class 4A District 1 Anadarko Cache Clinton Elgin Elk City Newcastle Weatherford Woodward District 2 Ada Bristow Glenpool Harrah McLoud Santa Fe South Tecumseh Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Cleveland Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Metro Christian Muldrow Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Central Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Cushing Heritage Hall Kingfisher Mannford Perkins-Tryon District 2 Bethany Blanchard Bridge Creek Douglass John Marshall Meeker Mount St. Mary District 3 Bethel Jones Little Axe Pauls Valley Purcell Seminole Star Spencer District 4 Comanche Dickson Lone Grove Madill Marlow Plainview Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Kellyville Lincoln Christian Tulsa Webster Verdigris Sperry District 6 Beggs Checotah Hilldale Morris Okmulgee Tulsa Rogers Victory Christian District 7 Inola Jay Keys (Park Hill) Locust Grove Sequoyah-Claremore Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Idabel Heavener Roland Spiro Stigler Valliant Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawnee Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Millwood Northeast Oklahoma Christian Wellston District 3 Dibble Frederick Hobart Lexington Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Hugo Kingston Marietta Tishomingo District 5 Chandler Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Prague Stroud Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Liberty Panama Pocola Vian Wilburton District 7 Adair Chouteau Colcord Haskell Hulbert Kansas Salina District 8 Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Pawhuska Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Burns Flat-Dill City Fairview Hooker Mooreland Sayre Texhoma Thomas District 2 Apache Carnegie Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Snyder District 3 Central Marlow Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma Wilson District 4 Community Christian Elmore City Konawa Minco Stratford Wayne Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Crossings Christian Oklahoma Bible Oklahoma Christian Academy Okeene Watonga District 6 Barnsdall Drumright Hominy Kiefer Morrison Mounds Yale District 7 Afton Fairland Foyil Ketchum Quapaw Rejoice Christian Summit Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Porter Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Kremlin-Hillsdale Merritt Pioneer Pond Creek-Hunter Ringwood Seiling Turpin Waukomis District 2 Alex Allen Bray-Doyle Cyril Geary Macomb Maud Maysville Strother Waurika District 3 Agra Davenport Depew Garber Oaks South Coffeyville Watts Welch Wesleyan Christian Woodland District 4 Arkoma Caddo Canadian Dewar Gans Haileyville Keota Porum Weleetka Wetumka Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Cherokee Goodwell Sharon-Mutual Shattuck Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Corn Bible Duke Gracemont Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Ryan Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Carney Copan Covington-Douglas Coyle Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Prue Timberlake District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Cave Springs Fox Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill will play independent schedules for the 2014-17 seasons and will not be part of the district schedule.
Oct 9, 2013
OSSAA approves new football districts The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved the new football districts for the 2014-2015 seasons on Wednesday, finalizing the new divisions in Class 6A. In 6A Division I, Jenks and Broken Arrow are in the same district as Edmond Memorial, Edmond Santa Fe, Norman, Putnam City, Westmoore and Yukon. Tulsa Union and Owasso...
High school notebook: OSSAA approves new football districts
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 9, 2013The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved the new football districts for the 2014-2015 seasons on Wednesday, finalizing the new divisions in Class 6A. In 6A Division I, Jenks and Broken Arrow are in the same district as Edmond Memorial, Edmond Santa Fe, Norman, Putnam City, Westmoore and Yukon. Tulsa Union and Owasso are aligned with Edmond North, Moore, Mustang, Norman North, Owasso, PC North and Southmoore. Division II is an East-West split, with Stillwater going west and Ponca City going east. New additions to Class 4A, Newcastle and Tuttle, discovered their destinations. Newcastle will be in District 4A-1, a west district. Tuttle is heading east in District 4A-2. Douglass also falls to Class 3A, aligning in District 3A-2 with Bethany, Blanchard, Bridge Creek, John Marshall, Mount St. Mary and Meeker. Pioneer and Merritt are also falling to Class B. A full list of the districts can be found on Page 5B. FALLOUT FROM INTERIM STUDY The OSSAA board of directors spent portions of Wednesday's meeting discussing the recent legislative study and Supreme Court ruling regarding the organization, even going into executive session for more than an hour to open the meeting. The board did vote to approve an immediate change as a result of the interim study. It will now be clearer presenting reasons in letters as to why it has approved or denied a hardship, eligibility or appeal. The board also decided not to ask for reconsideration from the Supreme Court on its 7-2 ruling last week involving Sequouyah-Tahlequah football players who were ruled ineligible for participating in individual camps funded by the school. The OSSAA was also recommended to pay back $25,000 in legal fees to the school, and the board approved to do so. Also, the OSSAA plans to appeal former Sequoyah-Tahlequah quarterback Brayden Scott and his attorney Chad Smith's request for legal fees. BRAY-DOYLE, BOARD REACH AGREEMENT The Bray-Doyle football team reached an agreement with the OSSAA board of directors that will allow it to forfeit its upcoming games should it not have enough players to field an 11-man team and its scheduled opponent does not wish to play with just eight players. The Donkeys started the season with 25 players, but they have lost some players to injuries and others have quit. They have now just 13 active players if everybody is cleared to play, but at one point last week they were playing with just nine players. First-year coach Lee Bluejacket told the board that he is concerned for his players' safety with the declining numbers. Bray-Doyle has already forfeited its game this week with Velma-Alma. The Donkeys, who are slated to play in Class B next season already, will look to play against independent eight-man teams if they forfeit their regularly scheduled game. SANTA FE SOUTH AMONG PRE-STATE MEET WINNERS The Santa Fe South boys cross country team joined the Norman North and Shawnee girls as team champions in the pre-state cross country meets held last weekend at Edmond Santa Fe. Most impressively, Santa Fe South won the boys 4A meet despite having its top runner finish 13th overall, with Deangelo Robles clocking in at 18:11.86. Santa Fe South totaled 70 points with Plainvew second at 83. Del City's Kadijah Almarales won the 5A girls overall title at 13:19.76, but it was Shawnee, led by fourth-place finisher Maddie Rutherford at 13:49.08 that took the team honors with 43 points. Pryor was second at 47. Norman North's Abbey Mace was third overall in the 6A girls meet and her team had five of the top 15 finishers to compile 50 points, with Norman High second at 58. THREE LOCAL GOLFERS IN JUNIOR ALL-STAR INVITATIONAL Three young metro-area golfers will take part in the Junior All-Star Invitational being held Friday-Monday at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman. The event, which has players from all across the country, as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Mexico and South America, is only open to 48 boys and 25 girls. Newcastle freshman Dalton Daniel is the only boy from Oklahoma in the field, while a pair of Norman residents will take part in the girls event. Freshman Kaitlin Milligan and seventh-grader Yujeong Son will both compete in the four-day event.
Oct 9, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of all the week's games, including Mustang-Edmond Memorial, Heritage Hall-Newcastle and Yukon-Edmond North.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 9, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 155-21 (88.1 pct.) Overall record: 696-199 (77.8 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area DEL CITY 28, Altus 14 STAR SPENCER 24, BETHEL 21 SOUTHEAST 35, Capitol Hill 28 MUSTANG 27, Edmond Memorial 24 YUKON 30, Edmond North 28 Kingfisher 35, JOHN MARSHALL 13 Midwest City 30, PUTNAM NORTH 14 HERITAGE HALL 28, Newcastle 27 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Putnam West 12 NORMAN NORTH 55, U.S. Grant 6 Class C Maud 48, COOKSON HILLS 8 Friday's Games City Area DAVENPORT 42, Bowlegs 6 TUTTLE 49, Bridge Creek 7 CROSSINGS CHR. 42, Carnegie 12 Casady 38, DALLAS CISTERCIAN 34 Cashion 34, MAYSVILLE 14 Chandler 38, BRISTOW 20 CROOKED OAK 36, Chisholm 30 DIBBLE 28, Chr. Heritage 21 MINCO 44, Crescent 34 Cyril 56, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 32 Deer Creek 56, GUYMON 6 Destiny Christian 58, WRIGHT CHR. 12 DOUGLASS 28, Glenpool 21 CARL ALBERT 35, Guthrie 34 WASHINGTON 35, Hinton 21 Jones 21, ST. MARY 14 Lawton 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 KINGSTON 34, Lexington 24 OKC PATRIOTS 44, Life Christian 20 CENTENNIAL 38, Little Axe 27 WAURIKA 34, Macomb 20 HARRAH 28, Mannford 24 BLANCHARD 42, Marlow 31 McGuinness 49, WESTERN HEIGHTS 6 Moore 35, LAWTON IKE 28 CHOCTAW 34, Norman 31 LUTHER 47, Northeast 7 EL RENO 28, Northwest 21 DALLAS PRIME PREP 31, OKC Legion 14 MILLWOOD 42, Oklahoma Chr. 35 LONE GROVE 35, Pauls Valley 20 Perkins 38, PRAGUE 18 HENNESSEY 35, Perry 14 Piedmont 30, ELK CITY 23 PLAINVIEW 28, Purcell 24 ADA 42, Santa Fe South 8 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, SeeWorth Aca. 12 Seminole 49, BETHANY 28 SHAWNEE 35, Skiatook 21 Stratford 20, WAYNE 8 Stroud 34, MEEKER 28 THACKERVILLE 48, SW Covenant 8 McLOUD 31, Tecumseh 13 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 12 Tulsa Washington 45, STILLWATER 42 Wellston 28, MOUNDS 20 Westmoore 45, PUTNAM CITY 24 Class 6A OWASSO 28, Bartlesville 21 JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 SAND SPRINGS 31, Ponca City 14 BIXBY 30, Sapulpa 20 Tulsa Edison 35, MUSKOGEE 29 Tulsa Union 49, ENID 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 18 Collinsville 31, TULSA CENTRAL 27 Lawton MacArthur 47, CHICKASHA 20 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 Pryor 33, GROVE 17 COWETA 35, Tahlequah 28 CLAREMORE 34, Tulsa East Central 22 DURANT 17, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A CLINTON 28, Anadarko 22 Broken Bow 28, STILWELL 27 Cascia Hall 31, MULDROW 17 OOLOGAH 24, Cleveland 20 WOODWARD 27, Elgin 20 WAGONER 42, Miami 12 FORT GIBSON 28, Poteau 27 CATOOSA 34, Tulsa McLain 24 SALLISAW 40, Tulsa Rogers 13 VINITA 29, Tulsa Webster 22 Weatherford 28, CACHE 24 Class 3A SULPHUR 34, Atoka 8 Berryhill 36, SPERRY 12 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Blackwell 6 Cushing 42, HENRYETTA 14 SPIRO 20, Eufaula 14 CHECOTAH 35, Heavener 26 Hilldale 34, LINCOLN CHR. 27 VALLIANT 28, Idabel 21 BEGGS 41, Inola 28 MORRIS 28, Kellyville 21 VIAN 48, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 38, JAY 17 Madill 28, DICKSON 27 Metro Christian 35, DEWEY 8 VICTORY CHR. 45, Okmulgee 16 Seq. Tahlequah 50, WESTVILLE 7 Stigler 28, ROLAND 21 TULSA NOAH 31, Verdigris 20 Class 2A PANAMA 27, Antlers 24 DEPEW 28, Caney Valley 20 Chelsea 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 26 ADAIR 34, Chouteau 20 LINDSAY 38, Comanche 22 Commerce 40, HULBERT 6 Frederick 16, MANGUM 14 Hugo 34, HARTSHORNE 31 KANSAS 42, Ketchum 20 Konawa 31, COALGATE 14 DAVIS 55, Marietta 12 TONKAWA 28, Newkirk 27 Nowata 35, PAWHUSKA 18 Okemah 35, HOLDENVILLE 20 ALVA 28, Pawnee 7 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 20 COLCORD 21, Quapaw 14 WYANDOTTE 22, Salina 14 HASKELL 24, Tishomingo 16 Class A Afton 48, LIBERTY 6 Barnsdall 24, DRUMRIGHT 12 VELMA-ALMA 42, Bray-Doyle 6 APACHE 40, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 WEWOKA 30, Caddo 14 WYNNEWOOD 36, Elmore City 16 Empire 34, HEALDTON 24 Fairview 30, HOOKER 14 FAIRLAND 26, Foyil 22 WARNER 32, Haileyville 8 Kiefer 40, HOMINY 6 Mooreland 28, BEAVER 22 Morrison 34, YALE 20 Okeene 42, TURPIN 7 TEXHOMA 34, Oklahoma Bible 20 SUMMIT CHR. 48, Porter 8 Quinton 28, GORE 18 Ringling 56, WILSON 6 Savanna 38, CANADIAN 20 CORDELL 28, Snyder 27 Talihina 41, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Thomas 48, SAYRE 8 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Walters 14 Watonga 38, PIONEER 18 Class B Alex 56, ALLEN 38 RINGWOOD 44, Canton 20 Central Marlow 56, GEARY 12 WELEETKA 48, Gans 14 POND CREEK-HUNTER 60, Garber 22 Keota 48, PORUM 16 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Medford 24 Merritt 44, SEILING 40 FOX 58, Paoli 22 Rejoice Christian 54, WATTS 8 BLUEJACKET 48, South Coffeyville 36 Strother 44, CAVE SPRINGS 30 LAVERNE 56, Waukomis 12 Wetumka 66, DEWAR 50 Woodland 44, OAKS 38 Class C Arkoma 48, MIDWAY 14 SHATTUCK 54, Balko 50 TIMBERLAKE 52, Boise City 22 Bokoshe 36, BOULEVARD CHR. 32 Buffalo 56, GOODWELL 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 60, Carnegie JV 12 Cherokee 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 16 RYAN 28, Duke 22 CORN BIBLE 48, Gracemont 8 Kremlin-Hillsdale 44, TYRONE 6 Tipton 62, GRANDFIELD 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 56, WAYNOKA 8 DC-LAMONT 64, Wesleyan Chr. 12 Independent FT. WORTH All SAINTS 44, Holland Hall 20 Saturday, Oct. 12 Independent OSD 42, Iowa Deaf 34
Oct 4, 2013
With the threat of severe weather Friday evening, some school districts have decided to begin their high school football games early.
Updated list of high school games starting early Friday night
Scott Wright | Oct 4, 2013With the threat of severe weather Friday evening, some school districts have decided to begin their high school football games early. If you know of a game time that has been changed for Friday night, please email the information to email@example.com. Check back on NewsOK.com/Varsity throughout the day Friday for an updated list of kickoff time changes. As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, here are the games we know about that have changed start times: Bethany at Perkins, 7 p.m. Blanchard at Bridge Creek, 7 p.m. Cache at Piedmont, 6:30 p.m. Cashion at Pioneer, 6 p.m. Carl Albert at McGuinness, 6:30 p.m. Centennial at Newcastle, 6 p.m. Chisholm at Hennessey, 6 p.m. Edmond Memorial at Norman, 6 p.m. El Reno at Deer Creek, 6 p.m. Fox at Macomb, 6:30 p.m. Heritage Hall vs. John Marshall (at Douglass), 6 p.m. Hollis at Snyder, 6 p.m. Jones at Bethel, 7 p.m. Lawton Eisenhower at Edmond North, 6 p.m. Little Axe at Tuttle, 6:30 p.m. McLoud at Santa Fe South, 6 p.m. Muskogee at Westmoore, 6 p.m. Northeast at Dibble, 6:30 p.m. Southeast at Lawton MacArthur, 6 p.m. Southmoore at Putnam City West, 6 p.m. Star Spencer at Kingfisher, 6 p.m. US Grant at Midwest City, 6 p.m. – Scott Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @ScottWrightOK
The Oklahoman's staff and others provide coverage of the Week 5 games, including Mustang-Edmond Santa Fe and Putnam City North-Moore.
Recap: Thursday's Week 5 high school football games
Oct 3, 2013@tigerteacher15 7:06 p.m. @ScottWrightOK Norman High and Edmond Memorial will kick at 6 tomorrow. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:11 p.m. Dalton Witherspoon misses a 31-yd FG for Moore. PC North up 7-0 with 6:12 left in first. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:12 p.m. On the ensuing drive the Lions can't convert a field goal on 4th down. Panthers take over on own 20. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 7:12 p.m. Anyone know of any other 6 p.m. starts tomorrow? Edmond Memorial at Norman and Lawton Ike at Ed. North at 6 so far #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:12 p.m. Anyone know of any other 6 p.m. starts tomorrow? Edmond Memorial at Norman and Lawton Ike at Ed. North at 6 so far #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:16 p.m. #okpreps RT @Stanghoops: @ScottWrightOK Pioneer vs Cashion 6:00 start @pcnorthblogger 7:16 p.m. The Panthers go 4 and out. Lions take over on own 14. #OKpreps @jacobunruh 7:19 p.m. PC North recovers another fumble by Moore. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:20 p.m. Once again, Moore fumbles. The Panthers are on top of it. They'll start on the Lions 33. #OkPreps @jacobunruh 7:20 p.m. Schools are starting to move up kickoff times tomorrow because of weather forecast. Know of any? Let us know. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 7:21 p.m. Mustang strikes first, Chandler Garrett to AJ Breasette for 20 yds. Broncos up 7-0 at Ed Santa Fe with 7:39 left in 1Q #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:21 p.m. Mustang strikes first, Chandler Garrett to AJ Breasette for 20 yds. Broncos up 7-0 at Ed Santa Fe with 7:39 left in 1Q #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:23 p.m. Keep up with all the scores on our live article on NewsOK newsok.com/article/3889505 #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:23 p.m. Keep up with all the scores on our live article on NewsOK newsok.com/article/3889505 #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:24 p.m. PC North QB Chase Sparks throws a 46-yd TD pass to Jaquary Banks. Now lead Moore 14-0, 2:35 left in first. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:25 p.m. Chase Sparks finds JaQuary Banks for a 54 yard TD catch. The Panthers lead the Moore Lions 14-0 with 2:35 in the first. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 7:25 p.m. Santa Fe answers fast, Justice Hansen to Ernest Ferrand for 76 yards. XP fails, Mustang leads 7-6 mid 1Q #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:25 p.m. Santa Fe answers fast, Justice Hansen to Ernest Ferrand for 76 yards. XP fails, Mustang leads 7-6 mid 1Q #okpreps @GREGinLtown 7:28 p.m. Lawton High 7 Choctaw 0 end of 1st qtr #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:29 p.m. Moore running back Ryan Lujan is already over 100 yards in the first quarter. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 7:30 p.m. PC North leads Moore 14-0 after one quarter. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:31 p.m. End of 1st: PC North 14, Moore 0. #okpreps @BPrzybylo 7:31 p.m. Michael Farmer with a sack. I think he has a home on defense #okpreps #foxhsfb @jacobunruh 7:33 p.m. Another Moore fumble. PC North recovers. Five total, three lost. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:34 p.m. On the first play of the 2nd quarter, the Lions once again fumble. The Panthers start at their own 42. #OkPreps @OKVarsityScores 7:38 p.m. Mustang 7, Edmond Santa Fe 6, END 1Q #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:38 p.m. Mustang 7, Edmond Santa Fe 6, END 1Q #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:38 p.m. Panthers can't convert a 4th down. Moore ball on their 30. #OKPreps @RickSow 7:40 p.m. Choctaw scores!!! Choctaw 8 - Lawton 14!!! #okpreps #wegotagame!!! @jacobunruh 7:42 p.m. Moore has fumbled two more times on this drive, but recovered both. Seven total. Yikes. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 7:43 p.m. Make that eight fumbles. Wow. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 7:45 p.m. Moore's drive ends on downs on the PC North 1. Yeah, that close. #OKPreps @oksportsexpress 7:45 p.m. Moore has fumbled 8 times in the first quarter and a half vs. PC North - still only trail 14-0. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:46 p.m. Curtis Warren with a 35-yard run for PC North to get away from the 1. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:47 p.m. Panthers get a 4th and goal stop. The next play Curtis Warren takes it 35 yards. The Panthers currently have it at own 35. #OKpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:47 p.m. After Santa Fe forces a TO on downs, Hansen is hit and fumbles. Mustang ball at ESF 22 #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:47 p.m. After Santa Fe forces a TO on downs, Hansen is hit and fumbles. Mustang ball at ESF 22 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:53 p.m. Three straight big plays from Justice Hansen, the last an 8-yd TD run up the middle. Santa Fe now leading Mustang 13-7, 6:10 in 2Q #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:53 p.m. Three straight big plays from Justice Hansen, the last an 8-yd TD run up the middle. Santa Fe now leading Mustang 13-7, 6:10 in 2Q #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:54 p.m. PC North leads Moore 14-0 at halftime. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:57 p.m. HALFTIME: PC North 14, Moore 0. #OkPreps @RickSow 8:01 p.m. Halftime score Lawton 14 - Choctaw 8 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores #incrediblegame @Tpalmateer83 8:01 p.m. 4A volleyball: No. 1 Elgin tops Big Pasture in straight sets for regional title. #okpreps @CBlakeColston 8:02 p.m. Lawton High 14, Choctaw 8 at half. #okpreps @michaelswisher 8:03 p.m. Class B regional softball: Minor upset as No. 12 Okarche beats No. 9 Ft. Cobb 4-3 #okpreps @_jaredlee_ 8:13 p.m. Chickasha leads Capital Hill 24-0 at the half. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:17 p.m. Edmond Santa Fe 13, Mustang 7 at the half #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:17 p.m. Edmond Santa Fe 13, Mustang 7 at the half #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 8:23 p.m. The Panthers turn the ball over to start the half. The Lions then quickly find the end zone. PC North leads 14-6. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:23 p.m. Moore's Ryan Lujan with a 2-yd TD run. PC North up 14-7 with 10:58 left in third. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:26 p.m. PC North's Chase Sparks hits Kaedyn Fuller for a 66-yard TD. PC North up 21-7. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 8:28 p.m. Sparks finds Kaedyn Fuller deep and the Panther score. They now lead 21-6 with 10:10 in the third. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:28 p.m. Make that 21-6 PC North. Sorry. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:35 p.m. Dalton Witherspoon makes a 36-yard FG for Moore. Now trails PC North 14-9. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:36 p.m. I need to get with it. It's 21-9 PC North. Sheesh. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 8:38 p.m. Moore boots a FG to make it 21-9. The Panthers still lead with 6:20 in the third. #OKpreps @EyeAmTruth 8:41 p.m. Moore kicks 36 yard FG. Putnam City North leads 21-9. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:45 p.m. Wind grabs a Mustang punt, sets up Santa Fe at the Mustang 35 for its first series of the second half #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:45 p.m. Wind grabs a Mustang punt, sets up Santa Fe at the Mustang 35 for its first series of the second half #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:50 p.m. Moore's Jordan Norris hits Stephan Robinson for a 50-yard TD. Now trails PC North 21-16 with 33.6 seconds left in third. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 8:50 p.m. Dibble's Tazden Jevons does not horse around on the football field or pasture bit.ly/1aQ6UMu #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:50 p.m. The Oklahoman staff picks the top games of Week 5 bit.ly/1aQ6UMw #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:51 p.m. Justice Hansen's 5-yd TD run puts Edmond Santa Fe up 20-7 on Mustang with 7:15 left in 3Q #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:51 p.m. Justice Hansen's 5-yd TD run puts Edmond Santa Fe up 20-7 on Mustang with 7:15 left in 3Q #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:54 p.m. PC North punting near end of third. Possession was three plays and 16 seconds. Not a way to protect the lead. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:55 p.m. High schools: Legislators want government to oversee eligibility and financial sides of OSSAA bit.ly/17ySRLv #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:56 p.m. PC North leads Moore 21-16 after three quarters. #OKPreps @CBlakeColston 9:00 p.m. Four quarters in the books. Lawton 29, Choctaw 15. #okpreps @RickSow 9:01 p.m. Lawton 29 Choctaw 15 at the end of 3. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:03 p.m. PC North's Kaedyn Fuller with a 46-yard TD reception. Second of the night. Lead now 28-16 with 9:01 left. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:06 p.m. Mustang fumbles at the Santa Fe 6, Wolves take over with a 20-7 lead late 3Q #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:06 p.m. Mustang fumbles at the Santa Fe 6, Wolves take over with a 20-7 lead late 3Q #okpreps @CBlakeColston 9:07 p.m. Three quarters in the books. Lawton High 29, Choctaw 15. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:07 p.m. PC North forces a three-and-out. Takes over on own 33 with 7:37 remaining and 28-16 lead. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:13 p.m. Mustang's Chandler Garrett to Colton Hadlock for a 24-yd TD, cuts Edmond Santa Fe lead to 20-14 with 11:53 to play #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:13 p.m. Mustang's Chandler Garrett to Colton Hadlock for a 24-yd TD, cuts Edmond Santa Fe lead to 20-14 with 11:53 to play #okpreps @CBlakeColston 9:15 p.m. A 9-yard burst from Warren gives Lawton High a 37-22 lead after a 2-point conversion. 4:45 to play in 4Q. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:18 p.m. Final: OKC Patriots def. Cookson Hills 62-20. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:19 p.m. Santa Fe turns it over on downs near midfield. Mustang has the wind and the ball, down 20-14 with 9:45 to go #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:19 p.m. Santa Fe turns it over on downs near midfield. Mustang has the wind and the ball, down 20-14 with 9:45 to go #okpreps @chrisbrannick85 9:19 p.m. Final: OKC Patriots def. Cookson Hills 62-20. #OKPreps @RickSow 9:20 p.m. Lawton scores 37-22 Lawton over Choctaw #okpreps @OKVarsityScores @jacobunruh 9:20 p.m. Chase Campbell hits a 24-yd FG for PC North with 2:13 remaining. Lead now 31-16 against Moore with 2:13 left. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 9:24 p.m. Moore's Jordan Norris finds Stephan Robinson for 19-yd TD. Cuts into PC North deficit 31-23 with 1:05 remaining. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 9:25 p.m. With 1:05 remaining in the game, the Lions find the end zone and now only trail 31-23. #OkPreps @jacobunruh 9:26 p.m. Kaedyn Fuller recovers onside kick for PC North. #OKPreps @CBlakeColston 9:30 p.m. Final: Lawton 37, Choctaw 29. Mike Warren finishes with 301 yards rushing. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:31 p.m. PC North beats Moore 31-23. #OKPreps @pcnorthblogger 9:32 p.m. FINAL: PC North 31, Moore 23. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:33 p.m. Edmond Santa Fe with a 7-yard TD run, puts the Wolves up 26-14 on Mustang with 3:20 to play, with the XP pending #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:33 p.m. Edmond Santa Fe with a 7-yard TD run, puts the Wolves up 26-14 on Mustang with 3:20 to play, with the XP pending #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:35 p.m. Santa Fe goes for 2, misses. Wolves up 26-14 with 3:16 to play #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:35 p.m. Santa Fe goes for 2, misses. Wolves up 26-14 with 3:16 to play #okpreps @CoyoteSports 9:39 p.m. Weatherford wins a classic 3 sets to 2. Won 5th set 15-7. Wford to state. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:42 p.m. Mustang drives deep, now facing 4th-and-goal at the Santa Fe 9, trailing 26-14 with 1:16 to play #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:42 p.m. Mustang drives deep, now facing 4th-and-goal at the Santa Fe 9, trailing 26-14 with 1:16 to play #okpreps @_jaredlee_ 9:42 p.m. Chickasha defeated Capital Hill 53-2. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:44 p.m. Mustang stopped inside the 1, turnover on downs. Santa Fe ball with 1:12 to play, up by 12 #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:44 p.m. Mustang stopped inside the 1, turnover on downs. Santa Fe ball with 1:12 to play, up by 12 #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:45 p.m. Edmond Santa Fe 26, Mustang 14 FINAL #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:45 p.m. Edmond Santa Fe 26, Mustang 14 FINAL #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 10:53 p.m. Panthers improve to 1-4 with the victory tonight against Moore. They will take on Midwest City next week at PC Stadium. #okpreps @jacobunruh 11:02 p.m. High school football: PC North wins, capitalizes on Moore turnovers bit.ly/17zcZNm #OKPreps
With the threat of severe weather Friday night, some school districts have decided to begin their high school football games early.
High school football: Some games starting early Friday because of severe weather threat
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Oct 3, 2013With the threat of severe weather Friday evening, some school districts have decided to begin their high school football games early. The kickoffs for Edmond Memorial at Norman, Lawton Eisenhower at Edmond North and Cashion at Pioneer have all been moved up to 6 p.m. Bethany at Perkins will kick off at 7 p.m. If you know of a game time that has been changed for Friday night, please email the information to email@example.com. Check NewsOK.com/Varsity throughout the day Friday for an updated list of kickoff time changes.
Oct 2, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-McGuinness, Deer Creek-El Reno and Norman North-Yukon.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 5 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 2, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 541-178 (75.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chickasha 41, CAPITOL HILL 13 LAWTON 42, Choctaw 28 OKC PATRIOTS 46, Cookson Hills 42 Destiny Christian 52, MAUD 48 EDMOND SANTA FE 48, Mustang 42 TULSA MEMORIAL 20, Noble 17 MOORE 35, Putnam North 34 Class B RINGWOOD 48, Covington-Douglas 44 Independent OSD 56, Arkansas Deaf 40 WRIGHT CHR. 60, Rejoice Chr. JV 38 Friday's Games City Area Ada 42, TECUMSEH 14 Arkoma 52, SW COVENANT 38 Bethany 41, PERKINS 30 Blanchard 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 PIEDMONT 28, Cache 27 Carl Albert 42, McGUINNESS 34 Casady 28, ST. MARK'S 24 Cashion 35, PIONEER 14 NEWCASTLE 28, Centennial 20 HENNESSEY 28, Chisholm 14 COYLE 54, Copan 6 CRESCENT 44, Crossings Chr. 30 Davenport 56, DEWAR 54 Davis 42, LEXINGTON 12 Del City 45, ARDMORE 28 Dickson 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Douglass 34, MANNFORD 20 Drumright 22, WELLSTON 18 Edmond Memorial 30, NORMAN 24 DEER CREEK 38, El Reno 20 Fox 56, MACOMB 6 NORTHWEST 28, Guymon 14 GLENPOOL 37, Harrah 24 Heritage Hall 35, JOHN MARSHALL 28 Jones 34, BETHEL 14 EDMOND NORTH 35, Lawton Ike 6 TIMBERLAKE 54, Life Christian 8 TUTTLE 35, Little Axe 7 Luther 44, CROOKED OAK 38 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Meeker 30, OKEMAH 26 Millwood 49, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 24 Minco 42, WATONGA 22 WESTMOORE 45, Muskogee 16 Norman North 41, YUKON 38 DIBBLE 34, Northeast 21 ALEX 54, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Oklahoma Chr. 38, TULSA NOAH 24 CHANDLER 34, Prague 20 Purcell 35, MADILL 21 Putnam City 44, TULSA EDISON 30 McALESTER 47, Shawnee 42 LAWTON MAC 42, Southeast 14 Southmoore 37, PUTNAM WEST 20 MARLOW 40, St. Mary 24 KINGFISHER 42, Star Spencer 20 TULSA UNION 35, Stillwater 24 MIDWEST CITY 56, U.S. Grant 8 Washington 35, HOBART 21 Wayne 21, CADDO 12 GUTHRIE 49, Western Heights 12 Class 6A BROKEN ARROW 42, Bixby 21 Enid 38, TULSA WASHINGTON 34 Jenks 56, SAPULPA 14 Owasso 48, PONCA CITY 7 BARTLESVILLE 35, Sand Springs 28 Class 5A Claremore 28, TAHLEQUAH 21 Coweta 44, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 42 Duncan 31, ALTUS 27 TULSA KELLEY 33, Durant 26 COLLINSVILLE 27, Grove 17 Tulsa Central 22, PRYOR 20 SKIATOOK 34, Tulsa Hale 16 Class 4A Catoosa 42, MIAMI 28 Clinton 44, ELGIN 20 ANADARKO 48, Elk City 19 Fort Gibson 36, BROKEN BOW 13 Oologah 32, TULSA WEBSTER 12 CASCIA HALL 28, Sallisaw 24 POTEAU 38, Stilwell 14 MULDROW 34, Tulsa Rogers 22 CLEVELAND 35, Vinita 32 Wagoner 40, TULSA McLAIN 21 WEATHERFORD 24, Woodward 21 Class 3A Beggs 44, OKMULGEE 12 Cushing 42, BRISTOW 28 SPERRY 24, Dewey 21 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 20 MORRIS 21, Henryetta 20 HILLDALE 42, Inola 35 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 34, Keys (Park Hill) 14 Lincoln Christian 38, JAY 24 Lone Grove 42, ATOKA 14 Metro Christian 48, BLACKWELL 7 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 30, HEAVENER 13 Seminole 49, SEQ. CLAREMORE 35 Spiro 40, IDABEL 12 CHECOTAH 34, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 31, Verdigris 14 Victory Christian 49, KELLYVILLE 6 LOCUST GROVE 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Adair 28, NOWATA 21 Alva 35, PERRY 14 NEWKIRK 27, Chelsea 13 TISHOMINGO 14, Coalgate 7 SALINA 28, Colcord 18 Hartshorne 30, PANAMA 28 HASKELL 21, Holdenville 20 Hugo 42, POCOLA 20 COMMERCE 24, Kansas 21 Kingston 21, KONAWA 18 Lindsay 37, FREDERICK 14 COMANCHE 28, Mangum 21 STRATFORD 20, Marietta 14 STROUD 35, Mounds 7 CHOUTEAU 28, Oklahoma Union 14 Pawhuska 28, CANEY VALLEY 20 KETCHUM 30, Quapaw 16 Regent Prep 35, WILBURTON 14 Tonkawa 28, PAWNEE 21 Vian 44, ANTLERS 20 Wyandotte 28, HULBERT 7 Class A THOMAS 48, Apache 20 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 25, Beaver 13 CORDELL 28, Carnegie 21 Central Sallisaw 30, QUINTON 12 Gore 32, CANADIAN 16 KIEFER 54, Depew 20 Fairland 28, LIBERTY 14 SAVANNA 36, Haileyville 16 RINGLING 34, Healdton 20 Hollis 44, SNYDER 12 MORRISON 22, Hominy 14 OKEENE 35, Hooker 6 WYNNEWOOD 42, Maysville 28 Rush Springs 30, BRAY-DOYLE 13 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 16 Summit Christian 48, FOYIL 14 Talihina 42, UNION CHR. (ARK.) 20 Texhoma 35, MOORELAND 21 FAIRVIEW 28, Turpin 8 Velma-Alma 40, WILSON 14 EMPIRE 38, Walters 22 Warner 30, PORTER 12 ELMORE CITY 28, Wewoka 27 Yale 34, BARNSDALL 14 Class B Allen 34, GEARY 20 Cave Springs 44, GANS 32 Laverne 56, MEDFORD 6 Merritt 42, CANTON 20 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 44, Oaks 38 CENTRAL MARLOW 40, Paoli 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, WAUKOMIS 24 WETUMKA 58, Porum 20 GARBER 54, Seiling 20 Strother 56, BOWLEGS 8 WOODLAND 40, Watts 22 CYRIL 48, Waurika 28 Welch 28, SASAKWA 20 KEOTA 50, Weleetka 40 Class C Balko 42, BUFFALO 22 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 44, Claremore Chr. 20 WAYNOKA 56, Goodwell 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 Midway 44, BOKOSHE 20 CHEROKEE 58, Mount View-Gotebo 12 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 22 Sharon-Mutual 56, BOISE CITY 30 Thackerville 48, WEBBERS FALLS 24 Tipton 60, DUKE 6 SHATTUCK 48, Tyrone 14 BLUEJACKET 56, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Independent Holland Hall 35, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Saturday, Oct. 5 City Area LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 34, Community Chr. 30 OKC Legion 38, AFTON 24
Sep 25, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-Deer Creek, Edmond Santa Fe-Southmoore and Kingfisher-Heritage Hall.
Week 4 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 137-46 (74.9 pct.) Overall record: 391-152 (72.0 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chr. Heritage 35, NORTHEAST 14 STAR SPENCER 34, John Marshall 30 PUTNAM CITY 28, Sapulpa 21 Class C Shattuck 54, BUFFALO 38 Independent REGENT PREP 48, Cookson Hills 38 Friday's Games City Area Bethel 28, CENTENNIAL 22 Blanchard 42, LITTLE AXE 20 ST. MARY 21, Bridge Creek 20 DUNCAN 35, Capitol Hill 14 BETHANY 34, Chandler 30 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Chr. 12 Coyle 44, WELCH 24 Crescent 45, CARNEGIE 16 OKLAHOMA CHR. 35, Crooked Oak 22 CASADY 31, Dallas Greenhill 24 CARL ALBERT 28, Deer Creek 21 Destiny Christian 48, CORN BIBLE 22 Dibble 44, LUTHER 42 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM NORTH 13 Edmond Santa Fe 45, SOUTHMOORE 38 WAYNE 28, Elmore City 24 WASHINGTON 34, Frederick 12 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 36, Geary 28 Glenpool 38, McLOUD 35 Guthrie 50, GUYMON 6 MEEKER 30, Haskell 20 Kingfisher 34, HERITAGE HALL 28 Lawton 35, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 DEL CITY 44, Lawton Mac 38 Lexington 28, MARIETTA 12 PAOLI 24, Macomb 8 Marlow 48, JONES 42 McAlester 42, NOBLE 21 McGuinness 24, EL RENO 13 NORMAN NORTH 30, Midwest City 28 CASHION 35, Minco 32 Moore 41, U.S. GRANT 12 TUTTLE 35, Newcastle 28 Norman 34, MUSTANG 30 Northwest 41, WESTERN HEIGHTS 20 MILLWOOD 52, OKC Legion 20 PURCELL 30, Pauls Valley 22 SEMINOLE 46, Perkins 31 WOODWARD 28, Piedmont 21 STILLWATER 27, Ponca City 17 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam West 35 HARRAH 30, Santa Fe South 14 ARDMORE 38, Southeast 20 Stroud 48, WELLSTON 20 SW Covenant 44, MIDWAY 16 DOUGLASS 42, Tecumseh 12 SHAWNEE 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 HENNESSEY 34, Tulsa NOAH 24 Watonga 28, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 DAVENPORT 50, Weleetka 44 Westmoore 35, BIXBY 28 Windsor Hills 38, LIFE CHRISTIAN 22 OKC PATRIOTS 34, Wright Christian 20 Yukon 42, LAWTON IKE 21 Class 6A ENID 28, Bartlesville 24 Broken Arrow 41, MUSKOGEE 17 JENKS 55, Tulsa Edison 15 Tulsa Union 34, OWASSO 24 Tulsa Washington 35, SAND SPRINGS 27 Class 5A CHICKASHA 28, Altus 19 CLAREMORE 31, Collinsville 27 COWETA 35, Pryor 28 DURANT 17, Skiatook 14 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 21 Tulsa East Central 21, TULSA CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Kelley 35, TULSA HALE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 44, CACHE 24 Cascia Hall 38, STILWELL 12 WAGONER 34, Catoosa 28 ELK CITY 28, Elgin 27 Fort Gibson 33, TULSA ROGERS 20 ADA 27, Mannford 17 BROKEN BOW 38, Muldrow 15 Poteau 28, SALLISAW 24 Tulsa McLain 35, MIAMI 14 CLEVELAND 27, Tulsa Webster 7 OOLOGAH 22, Vinita 14 CLINTON 41, Weatherford 28 Class 3A DICKSON 28, Atoka 14 Berryhill 42, DEWEY 20 VERDIGRIS 14, Blackwell 12 Checotah 34, ROLAND 28 VALLIANT 27, Heavener 14 EUFAULA 28, Idabel 6 HILLDALE 35, Jay 7 BEGGS 42, Kellyville 12 Keys (Park Hill) 28, WESTVILLE 16 Lincoln Christian 31, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 24 Locust Grove 30, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21 PLAINVIEW 34, Madill 14 Metro Christian 48, PAWHUSKA 14 BRISTOW 21, Morris 17 INOLA 20, Okmulgee 14 CUSHING 42, Prague 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 36, Sperry 20 Stigler 31, SPIRO 24 Sulphur 28, LONE GROVE 14 Victory Christian 45, HENRYETTA 12 Class 2A Alva 38, CHISHOLM 18 HARTSHORNE 44, Antlers 14 ADAIR 50, Caney Valley 20 Chouteau 24, CHELSEA 20 Commerce 34, WYANDOTTE 14 Hinton 28, MANGUM 8 Hobart 48, LINDSAY 44 HUGO 28, Holdenville 24 Colcord 24, Hulbert 14 Kansas 30, QUAPAW 12 SALINA 28, Ketchum 22 DAVIS 42, Konawa 20 Nowata 35, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 Okemah 46, MOUNDS 12 WILBURTON 28, Panama 24 Pawnee 20, NEWKIRK 14 TONKAWA 28, Perry 21 VIAN 42, Pocola 12 Savanna 35, COALGATE 20 KINGSTON 21, Tishomingo 20 Class A Afton 30, FAIRLAND 20 HOMINY 21, Barnsdall 12 TEXHOMA 48, Beaver 22 WALTERS 21, Bray-Doyle 20 THOMAS 42, Burns Flat 14 STRATFORD 28, Caddo 7 Canadian 20, HAILEYVILLE 6 HOLLIS 42, Cordell 21 YALE 24, Drumright 8 Empire 20, RUSH SPRINGS 14 OKEENE 23, Fairview 7 WARNER 35, Foyil 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Gore 14 Hooker 40, TURPIN 12 Kiefer 30, PORTER 8 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 28, Liberty 7 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 27, Mooreland 16 Morrison 42, DEPEW 16 SNYDER 22, Pioneer 20 TALIHINA 49, Quinton 28 Ringling 35, VELMA-ALMA 20 APACHE 32, Sayre 14 Wewoka 28, MAYSVILLE 19 HEALDTON 21, Wilson 14 Class B Alex 56, WAURIKA 12 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Canton 34 ALLEN 40, Central Marlow 34 FOX 48, Cyril 8 Dewar 56, BOWLEGS 6 PORUM 48, Gans 24 Garber 62, MERRITT 42 Keota 56, STROTHER 40 POND CREEK-HUNTER 52, Medford 8 Rejoice Christian 60, COPAN 6 LAVERNE 48, Ringwood 8 South Coffeyville 46, WATTS 16 SEILING 66, Waukomis 50 Wetumka 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Woodland 38, AGRA 34 Class C Bluejacket 54, DC-LAMONT 38 Boise City 48, GOODWELL 20 WEBBERS FALLS 44, Bokoshe 26 Cherokee 56, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 12 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Gracemont 8 THACKERVILLE 64, Maud 54 TIPTON 56, Mount View-Gotebo 12 ARKOMA 48, Sasakwa 24 RYAN 42, Temple 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 46, Timberlake 42 BALKO 66, Waynoka 30 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Irving Cistercian 21 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 36, Kansas Deaf 12
Sep 18, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of the Week 3 games.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 3
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 18, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 125-55 (69.4 pct.) Overall record: 254-106 (70.6 pct.) Thursday City Area BRIDGE CREEK 45, Anadarko JV 6 PUTNAM CITY 42, Choctaw 35 JOHN MARSHALL 30, Crooked Oak 27 St. Mary 28, NORTHEAST 14 Class 4A Poteau 28, Tulsa Webster 7 Class A CADDO 34, Durant JV 16 TALIHINA 36, Sallisaw JV 12 Class C BLUEJACKET 50, Cookson Hills 8 Friday City Area Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 30 MADILL 20, Bethel 16 Capitol Hill 28, TULSA ROGERS 12 Cashion 42, LUTHER 38 Centennial 22, U.S. GRANT 14 Chandler 35, HARRAH 28 Chr. Heritage 34, LINCOLN CHR. 17 DESTINY CHR. 48, Community Chr. 28 REJOICE CHR. 44, Coyle 36 CASADY 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 WETUMKA 50, Davenport 44 Davis 29, HERITAGE HALL 28 Dibble 44, EMPIRE 40 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 14 DEER CREEK 35, Edmond Memorial 34 Edmond Santa 28, EDMOND NORTH 13 Guthrie 31, ENID 21 KINGFISHER 35, Hennessey 28 PURCELL 30, Lexington 16 Lindsay 27, PAULS VALLEY 23 CENTRAL MARLOW 56, Macomb 12 SEMINOLE 49, McLoud 42 Meeker 34, WAYNE 28 Midwest City 28, DEL CITY 27 Millwood 40, ADAIR 22 Minco 42, MAYSVILLE 12 Mustang 48, STILLWATER 42 BLANCHARD 35, Newcastle 24 Noble 28, EL RENO 21 Norman 27, YUKON 24 WOODWARD 28, Northwest 21 OKC Legion 32, TULSA HALE 20 OKC Patriots 26, SUNRISE CHR., KAN. 22 ALLEN 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 34 Oklahoma Christian 27, JONES 21 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 20 PUTNAM NORTH 48, Putnam West 20 SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 12 CLINTON 49, Southeast 21 Southmoore 34, MOORE 21 DOUGLASS 28, Star Spencer 14 Tecumseh 28, LITTLE AXE 24 Tuttle 46, ELGIN 16 PERKINS 30, Verdigris 22 Washington 21, BETHANY 20 WINDSOR HILLS 42, Watts 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 CRESCENT 48, Wellston 14 PIEDMONT 35, Western Heights 22 Westmoore 37, NORMAN NORTH 34 Wright Christian 40, LIFE CHRISTIAN 38 Class 6A Bixby 28, SPRINGDALE, ARK. 21 Fayetteville, Ark. 45, MUSKOGEE 20 Lawton 49, ALTUS 14 LAWTON MAC 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 JENKS 38, Owasso 24 SAND SPRINGS 28, Sapulpa 17 BARTLESVILLE 31, Skiatook 12 TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Tulsa East Central 21 Tulsa Edison 34, ELK CITY 20 BROKEN ARROW 44, Tulsa Union 38 Class 5A Ada 21, DURANT 14 GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 28, Ardmore 21 Chickasha 21, CACHE 20 McALESTER 42, Claremore 35 OOLOGAH 28, Collinsville 24 TULSA KELLEY 31, Coweta 21 WAGONER 28, Grove 14 Hugoton, Kan. 28, GUYMON 21 Pryor 27, MIAMI 12 SALLISAW 24, Tahlequah 18 TULSA McLAIN 34, Tulsa Central 20 Tulsa Memorial 27, TULSA NOAH 17 Class 4A Anadarko 48, PERRY 8 FORT GIBSON 35, Catoosa 31 CUSHING 28, Cleveland 15 VINITA 23, Dewey 14 Glenpool 33, SPERRY 20 Locust Grove 38, STILWELL 22 Mannford 21, BRISTOW 7 BROKEN BOW 21, Metro Christian 20 VIAN 32, Muldrow 20 Class 3A ANTLERS 14, Atoka 7 Berryhill 42, KELLYVILLE 22 Chisholm 42, BLACKWELL 8 Dickson 28, TISHOMINGO 14 LONE GROVE 31, Frederick 12 Hartshorne 33, STIGLER 28 Haskell 28, SPIRO 21 Heavener 22, GORE 20 CHECOTAH 28, Henryetta 21 BEGGS 45, Hilldale 28 HUGO 37, Idabel 20 Jay 28, McDONALD COUNTY 24 Keys (Park Hill) 21, EUFAULA 20 Okemah 28, MORRIS 21 Plainview 31, VALLIANT 7 Roland 22, OKMULGEE 12 Seq. Claremore 34, INOLA 22 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 55, Seq. Tahlequah 48 Stroud 28, PRAGUE 12 MARLOW 42, Sulphur 21 KANSAS 28, Westville 8 Class 2A Chouteau 35, PORTER 14 Coalgate 28, HOLDENVILLE 14 Colcord 35, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Comanche 26, WALTERS 20 Hinton 44, SAYRE 16 ALVA 38, Hobart 28 KIEFER 33, Hulbert 12 FAIRLAND 22, Ketchum 12 CORDELL 20, Mangum 14 YALE 28, Mounds 20 NOWATA 30, Newkirk 14 Oklahoma Union 26, FOYIL 18 COMMERCE 35, Oswego, Kan. 14 Pawhuska 21, HOMINY 20 BARNSDALL 24, Pawnee 16 QUINTON 26, Pocola 20 AFTON 28, Quapaw 22 Ringling 34, MARIETTA 14 BRAY-DOYLE 34, Duke 24 Salina 30, CHELSEA 12 Tonkawa 18, FAIRVIEW 12 PANAMA 28, Warner 18 KONAWA 32, Wewoka 24 SAVANNA 36, Wilburton 20 KINGSTON 40, Wilson 12 Wyandotte 22, CANEY VALLEY 14 Class A Depew 28, CANADIAN 14 Hartford, Ark. 28, HAILEYVILLE 6 WYNNEWOOD 34, Healdton 22 Hollis 34, BEAVER 14 Liberty 14, DRUMRIGHT 8 Mooreland 21, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Okeene 48, PIONEER 20 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 HOOKER 30, San Jacinto Chr., Texas, 12 WATONGA 34, Snyder 14 RUSH SPRINGS 14, Stratford 7 Summit Christian 44, REGENT PREP 34 BOOKER, TEXAS 31, Texhoma 28 Thomas 48, CARNEGIE 14 Velma-Alma 32, ELMORE CITY 26 Class B SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Agra 22 GANS 54, Bowlegs 20 Cave Springs 42, KEOTA 38 WOODLAND 36, Copan 12 Fox 58, ALEX 50 Garber 42, CANTON 30 Laverne 54, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 Merritt 34, WAUKOMIS 20 Paoli 44, CYRIL 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 50, RINGWOOD 42 WELEETKA 42, Porum 22 Seiling 28, MEDFORD 18 DEWAR 60, Strother 54 Waurika 34, GEARY 20 Welch 44, OAKS 42 Class C MAUD 48, Arkoma 20 BALKO 56, Boise City 48 Buffalo 36 WAYNOKA 22 SW COVENANT 40, Claremore Chr. 20 DC-Lamont 54, TIMBERLAKE 34 Grandfield 44, CORN BIBLE 40 Midway 34, WEBBERS FALLS 28 Mount View-Gotebo 54, GRACEMONT 12 Rolla, Kan. 40, GOODWELL 14 Sasakwa 48, BOKOSHE 8 Shattuck 38, SOUTH BARBER, KAN. 30 Tipton 60, TEMPLE 20 SHARON-MUTUAL 52, Tyrone 28 Wesleyan Chr. 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Arlington Oakridge 21 Cornerstone Chr. 42, BOULEVARD CHR. 30 Saturday, Sept 21 Independent OSD 48, Louisiana Deaf 28 Note: Home team in CAPS
Sep 13, 2013
MIDWEST CITY – Tre'jon Sherffield found himself as Midwest City's main workhorse, Brandon Bell found the ball at the end and the Bombers found themselves another victory. Bell grabbed a fumble recovery at midfield on a late-game Stillwater punt return for Midwest City. That allowed the Bombers to melt away the final 1:08 off the clock and secure a 28-22 win Friday night at Rose Field....
High school football: Late fumble recovery helps Midwest City hold on vs. Stillwater
BY RICH TORTORELLI, For The Oklahoman | Sep 13, 2013MIDWEST CITY – Tre'jon Sherffield found himself as Midwest City's main workhorse, Brandon Bell found the ball at the end and the Bombers found themselves another victory. Bell grabbed a fumble recovery at midfield on a late-game Stillwater punt return for Midwest City. That allowed the Bombers to melt away the final 1:08 off the clock and secure a 28-22 win Friday night at Rose Field. Sherffield stepped in for injured teammate Kameron Martin to rush for a team-high 83 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries for Midwest City. “Happy to have the win,” Midwest City coach Darrell Hall said. “Great to be 2-0. By no means have we blown anyone out. We find a way to win, find a way to get the job done and have no quit.” Midwest City took a 28-6 lead with 10:20 left in the third quarter after Justin Cooper recovered a Stillwater fumble on the kickoff to open the second half. That led to Roscoe Gatewood's 11-yard touchdown run, and KeSean Brown added a 2-point conversion run. Stillwater (0-2) heated up on offense, though. The Pioneers generated 159 yards and 11 first downs in the second half, outgaining Midwest City 290-191 overall. Stillwater's Cameron Mayberry bulled 2 yards into the end zone to answer Gatewood's touchdown, cutting the Pioneer's deficit to 28-13 at the 7:19 mark of the third. Then Midwest City's Brendan Brown kicked the ball through the end zone for a safety on a punt try after the snap sailed high over his head. Midwest City led 28-15 with 4:41 showing in the third. Mayberry then ran for a 3-yard touchdown to put the pressure on, slicing Midwest City's edge to 28-22 with 9:17 remaining. Marlon McDonald's 37-yard tackle-busting run aided Stillwater's nine-play, 78-yard drive. “We got a little gassed,” Hall said of his defense. “They put the pace on us.” Midwest City forced Stillwater to punt, then took possession with 3:59 left in the game at the Bomber 3-yard line. Gatewood sped 11 yards for a first down, helping Midwest City take the clock down to 1:57 before punting. On the punt, Stillwater's King Williams fielded the kick, but let the football slip through his hands. Bell jumped toward the ball and recovered. With Stillwater out of timeouts, Midwest City lined up in the victory formation. The Pioneers gave away six fumbles and an interception while committing 10 penalties for 105 yards. Midwest City started four possessions on Stillwater's end of the field. “I wasn't expecting to get the ball,” Bell said about his recovery. “I just rushed, ran full speed and made it to the ball. It rolled towards me. I dove towards it. I missed, so I dove again, got the ball, then got into a fetal position.”