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Nov 26, 2015
Thanksgiving became official in 1863, by the signed declaration of a certain Abraham Lincoln. Football joined the American landscape in 1869, when Princeton played Rutgers. Two great American institutions teamed up less than two weeks after Princeton-Rutgers. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph reported: “A foot-ball match between twenty-two players of the Young America...
NFL predictions: A Thanksgiving football primer
Berry Tramel | Nov 26, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3952047[/img] Thanksgiving became official in 1863, by the signed declaration of a certain Abraham Lincoln. Football joined the American landscape in 1869, when Princeton played Rutgers. Two great American institutions teamed up less than two weeks after Princeton-Rutgers. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph reported: “A foot-ball match between twenty-two players of the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club will take place on Thanksgiving Day at 12 1/2 o'clock, on the grounds of the Germantown Club.” American football soon adopted the tradition. Yale and Princeton started a Thanksgiving series in 1876. Some high schools in Massachusetts have been playing Thanksgiving games since the 1800s. Pro football is no different. Buffalo and Rochester played the championship of the New York Pro Football League on Thanksgiving 1919. The forerunner of the NFL formed in 1920 and soon joined the party. Here are a few NFL Thanksgiving nuggets to nibble on: * The Chicago Cardinals and Chicago Bears played on Thanksgiving from 1922-33. What a cool idea. Teams from the same city meeting. That way, everyone gets to celebrate Thanksgiving at home. * The NFL schedule was messed up in 1939 and 1940 when president Franklin Roosevelt tried to move Thanksgiving to a week earlier, to boost retail sales. Some states resisted, and nobody knew when the heck Thanksgiving was. The Steelers and the Eagles played on Thanksgiving in ’39 and ’40, since they were in the same state and could get a little organized. * No Thanksgiving games were held 1941-44, because of World War II and a shortened season. * After the war, the Lions became the traditional Thanksgiving host. Detroit has staged a Thanksgiving game every year since 1945. * The Packers played at Detroit on Thanksgiving for 13 straight years, 1951-63. * Upstart leagues always tried out Thanksgiving. The All-American Football Conference played multiple games on Thanksgiving 1946-49, and the AFL played on Thanksgiving all 10 years of its existence. * The first pro football game played in Dallas on Thanksgiving was not hosted by the Cowboys. The Dallas Texans, who became the Kansas City Chiefs, lost to the New York Titans (Jets) 41-35 on Nov. 24, 1960. * The Dallas Cowboys began hosting annually in 1966, and the Cowboys did it reluctantly. Most NFL teams weren’t interested. * The Cowboys and Lions turned Thanksgiving into a runaway NFL tradition. But Dallas has not hosted every year since. In 1975 and 1977, the St. Louis Cardinals hosted Thanksgiving games. The Cowboys didn’t play on Thanksgiving those years. * The latest NFL television contract allows the Cowboys or Lions to be switched to the Thanksgiving night game on NBC, but so far, it hasn’t happened. * The Philadelphia Eagles are 6-0 all-time on Thanksgiving. Philly plays at Detroit on Thanksgiving. * The Cowboys are 29-17-1 on Thanksgiving. The Lions are 35-38-2. * The Jaguars never have played on Thanksgiving. Neither have the current Cleveland Browns, a 1999 expansion team. But the original Browns, who now are the Ravens, played on Thanksgiving. * The Panthers never have played on Thanksgiving, but that ends today. * The Chargers haven’t played on Thanksgiving since 1969, the last year of the AFL. Let’s get to the predictions: Eagles at Lions: Philadelphia 24-17. Bummer. No Sam Bradford. Slingin’ Sammy B’s shoulder, not the concussion, will keep him out. So the Eagles will start Mark Sanchez, who was a Thanksgiving hero last year in Arlington. Panthers at Cowboys: Carolina 27-20. The Greg Hardy Bowl. Doesn’t that put you in the Thanksgiving spirit? Dallas remains in the playoff race at 3-7, but the Panthers are unbeaten. Bears at Packers: Green Bay 27-19. Sign me up for Packers-Bears any day, and I’ll enjoy it on Thanksgiving night, but geez, who thinks a Green Bay night game in late November is a good idea? Rams at Bengals: Cincinnati 26-13. The Bengals impressed me in Arizona. Which is only fitting, since they laid such a dud game against Houston. Giants at Redskins: Washington 20-19. The 4-6 ‘Skins are playing for the NFC East lead. Is this a great country or what? Bad team, bad ownership, bad attitude. And yet, success still attainable. Vikings at Falcons: Atlanta 26-16. At some point, we’ve got to stop believing in the Falcons. But the NFC is so shallow, Atlanta figures to be a wild-card team. Minnesota, too. Saints at Texans: Houston 18-17. Brian Hoyer is back in the saddle for the Texans. Not that that’s a signal for Houston to rejoice. Buccaneers at Colts: Indianapolis 23-20. Jameis Winston is the youngest starting quarterback in the NFL. Matt Hasselbeck is the oldest. Both used to be recipes for getting beat. But Winston is 5-5, and Hasselbeck is 3-0 (Andrew Luck is 1-5). Strange league. Raiders at Titans: Tennessee 28-20. Has Oakland gone back to being the Raiders? I’ll guess yes. Bills at Chiefs: Kansas City 19-10. Buffalo has a bad combination. Great defense. Bad offense. And penalties galore. You can win some with the first two. Add the infractions, and it’s no chance. Dolphins at Jetropolitans: Miami 24-19. I’ll buy into New York’s demise. Chargers at Jaguars: Jacksonville 30-20. Do you ever picture these two franchises in the same league, much less playing? They’ve met now five times in the last six years, but they seem like ghost teams. You hear about them but never see them. Cardinals at 49ers: Arizona 31-10. If I picked a Super Bowl matchup right, it would be New England-Arizona. Steelers at Seahawks: Seattle 23-19. No one is excited about playing the 5-5 Seahawks. Patriots at Broncos: New England 20-10. Sorry, but I’ll catch up to the Brock Osweiler Bandwagon later. Maybe in the next lifetime. Ravens at Browns: Cleveland 23-16. Ugh. Has to be one of the worst Monday Night Football games ever. All the Raven stars are out, including Joe Flacco. And no Johnny Manziel to watch, although he’ll give the crew plenty to talk about. Last week: 8-6. Season: 97-63.
Nov 24, 2015
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Peyton Bender was somewhat of an unknown in high school when he traveled from sunny south Florida to chilly eastern Washington to throw the football for Mike Leach.Now Bender may get the chance at his first college start on Friday when No. 20 Washington State (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) faces rival Washington (5-6, 3-5) in the Apple Cup.Bender has been forced into action in each of...
Bender may get 1st start for No. 20 Cougars in Apple Cup
By TIM BOOTH, Associated Press | Nov 24, 2015PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Peyton Bender was somewhat of an unknown in high school when he traveled from sunny south Florida to chilly eastern Washington to throw the football for Mike Leach. Now Bender may get the chance at his first college start on Friday when No. 20 Washington State (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) faces rival Washington (5-6, 3-5) in the Apple Cup. Bender has been forced into action in each of the last two games because starting quarterback Luke Falk was taken off the field. Falk was checked for a concussion against UCLA on Nov. 14 and cleared to return, but he was taken off the field on a backboard last Saturday in the third quarter against Colorado. Leach has vehemently declined to provide an update on Falk's status, but indications are he suffered a concussion against the Buffaloes. The decision on who starts against the Huskies will come "27 seconds" before kickoff, Leach said Monday. Considering how Falk was treated and removed from the stadium after his head slammed onto the cold turf, it's likely Bender will get the nod against the Huskies to try to get Washington State a ninth win. "We play the best when we are going up-tempo, and we want to play fast," Leach said. "We have been pushing for a better tempo in practice and I thought Bender did a good job of that. Peyton is a real heads-up player with a flashy arm and a quick release. The ball really explodes off his hand and is still accurate." While Falk has produced one of the best seasons by a quarterback in Pac-12 history, there isn't that much of a drop off to Bender, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There are a few areas where Bender's skills are superior to Falk's, including arm strength and the speed of his release. Falk's advantage is having more time and experience in Leach's Air Raid offense and running it this season with efficient precision. And therein lies the rub with Bender. He doesn't have close to the same amount of experience as Falk and while his arm strength allows him to fit throws into tight spaces, he's also likely to make a few dangerous attempts. Two weeks ago against UCLA, Bender threw just five passes, but one was a perfect fade route to Dom Williams for a touchdown. Last week against Colorado in more extensive action, Bender was 13 of 22 for 133 yards, one touchdown, one interception and another throw that should have been picked off. Against UCLA "my nerves were going a little bit but I thought that was a great experience for me," Bender said. "I think it benefited me (against Colorado). I kind of knew what to expect and went in there and tried to run the offense the way it's supposed to be run." Bender and Falk were in an open competition for the starting quarterback job through the spring and into the beginning of fall camp. Leach eventually went with Falk because of his experience at the end of last year and because he spent more time in the Cougars' offense. Falk made three starts at the end of his freshman season after an injury to starter Connor Halliday. But Bender showed promise during spring practice and the Cougars have confidence in the freshman if he ends up starting against the Huskies. "Peyton can really control a huddle. He is very composed and never seems too frantic," Williams said. "I have seen him grow a lot throughout this season. He plays like we are at practice and that helps the offense stay composed."
Nov 7, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey is a dynamic runner, returner and receiver.He can do a pretty good imitation of a quarterback, too."This guy can really throw the ball," Stanford coach David Shaw said after McCaffrey threw a touchdown pass on a trick play in No. 9 Stanford's 42-10 rout of Colorado on Saturday. "There are not many positions the young man can't play. I'd say offensive...
McCaffrey leads No. 9 Stanford past Colorado 42-10
By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press | Nov 7, 2015BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey is a dynamic runner, returner and receiver. He can do a pretty good imitation of a quarterback, too. "This guy can really throw the ball," Stanford coach David Shaw said after McCaffrey threw a touchdown pass on a trick play in No. 9 Stanford's 42-10 rout of Colorado on Saturday. "There are not many positions the young man can't play. I'd say offensive and defensive lines are it. He's one of those phenomenal football players." McCaffrey's 28-yard touchdown toss to tight end Austin Hooper was the highlight of his homecoming in front of family and friends who drove up from nearby Denver, where he starred at Valor Christian High School and where his father, Ed, starred for the Broncos in the 1990s. McCaffrey's TD toss came on the first play of the fourth quarter and was his last play of the game. Kevin Hogan, who surpassed Andrew Luck as the school's winningest quarterback with his 32nd victory, told McCaffrey only to throw it if Hooper were wide open. "Hooper kind of nudged me and said, 'Throw the ball,'" McCaffrey recounted. "We knew I was going to throw it." Hogan needn't have worried about his talented tailback throwing into tight coverage. "We came running up and our corner lost his eyes on the guy that he had and he came open," Buffs coach Mike MacIntyre said. Before his beautiful spiral into the end zone, McCaffrey chipped in 220 all-purpose yards. "One day he's going to be the governor here and he really wanted to put on a show and he did today," Shaw said. His day might have been even better, but a 13-yard TD on Stanford's opening drive was overturned upon review when he was ruled down a foot shy of the goal line, prompting McCaffrey to crack, "I wish the field was 99 yards. I think I would have a lot more touchdowns." Hogan threw two TD passes and ran for another as the Cardinal (8-1, 7-0 Pac-12, No. 11 CFP) bounced back from a scare at Washington in which they escaped with a two-point win on a shanked field goal as time expired. Their final three games are all at home, against Oregon, Cal and Notre Dame. The Buffs (4-6, 1-5) wore throwback uniforms — gold helmets, black jerseys, gold pants — in honor of former coach Bill McCartney, who led Colorado to the national title in 1990, after watching ESPN's 30-for-30 "The Gospel According to Mac" earlier in the week. They looked like that national championship team but sure didn't play like it. After answering Stanford's touchdown on its opening drive with one of their own, the Buffs gave up three consecutive touchdowns, including Hogan's 1-yard run with 2 seconds left in the second quarter, and trudged to the locker room trailing 28-7 at halftime. The Buffaloes, who have lost 21 consecutive games to ranked teams, kicked a short field goal on their opening drive in the second half, then tried an on-side kick. Only, Rollins Stallworth, whom the Buffs expected to turn and run downfield as he'd been doing, instead stayed put and recovered the ball at the Colorado 47. Freshman running back Bryce Love scored on the next play to make it 35-10. Tedric Thompson's 71-yard interception return gave the Buffaloes some hope and their offense the ball at the Stanford 3. But again they were stuffed and on fourth down they went for it. But Liufau threw incomplete. "That was the most disappointing part of the game to me," MacIntyre said. "We score there, it's 35-17, you get a little momentum, you never know. Definitely that was a big downer." The Cardinal offense responded to the defensive stop with a 13-play, 95-yard drive that McCaffrey capped with his TD toss eight seconds into the fourth quarter. ___ Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton ___ AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This Stanford quarterback doesn't have NFL teams hoping to finish bad enough to draft him with the No. 1 pick. Or a "Horrible For Hogan" type slogan like there was during the "Suck For Luck" sweepstakes a few years ago.Still, Kevin Hogan is on the verge of holding a hallowed place in program history. He can pass Andrew Luck as the winningest starting QB at Stanford on...
Hogan on verge of becoming Stanford's all-time winningest QB
By PAT GRAHAM, Associated Press | Nov 6, 2015BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This Stanford quarterback doesn't have NFL teams hoping to finish bad enough to draft him with the No. 1 pick. Or a "Horrible For Hogan" type slogan like there was during the "Suck For Luck" sweepstakes a few years ago. Still, Kevin Hogan is on the verge of holding a hallowed place in program history. He can pass Andrew Luck as the winningest starting QB at Stanford on Saturday when the ninth-ranked Cardinal (7-1, 6-0 Pac-12, No. 11 CFP) travel to Colorado (4-5, 1-4). A fourth-year starter, Hogan has 31 victories, which is tied with Luck for the top spot. That's more than other Cardinal luminaries to play the position — familiar names like John Elway and Jim Plunkett. Unlike Luck, he doesn't have the NFL watching his every throw, hoping to draft him with the top pick. Although, Hogan's team sure understands his importance. "He doesn't blink an eye. He's got ice in his veins," said sophomore tailback Christian McCaffrey, who's from Denver and the son of former Denver Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey. "He's helped us out so much." Hogan and Stanford need to be virtually perfect over the final month to have any sort of chance at crashing the College Football Playoff party. Since a season-opening loss to Northwestern, the Cardinal have won by an average of 18.6 points. However, they narrowly escaped Washington State 30-28 last weekend when the Cougars missed a 43-yard field goal as time expired. In Hogan, the Buffaloes face a quarterback who has 14 TD tosses and two more rushing. "The thing that he does really well is he understands where he is supposed to go with the ball," Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said. "He gets them in the right protections and in the right running plays." It's simple, really: Call McCaffrey's number. A lot. A dangerous tailback and receiving threat, he also returns kicks and punt. The 6-foot, 201-pound McCaffrey leads the nation with 244.3 all-purpose yards a game. "I don't remember a guy that can do as many things as he does," MacIntyre said. "He's just a really good football player." Here are things to know as Colorado hosts Stanford and tries to break a 20-game skid against ranked teams: LOPSIDED: Stanford has outscored Colorado 96-7 in two games since the Buffaloes joined the Pac-12 in 2011. "They play hard, the way you want your team to play," Stanford coach David Shaw said. "The mistakes you make, they're going to capitalize." BIG AUDIENCE: McCaffrey has been searching for extra tickets because there are quite a few people who want to see him play at Folsom Field. His Valor Christian High School team is even planning to show up to catch a glimpse of the possible Heisman Trophy candidate. "Christian is an exceptional role model in every way," his high school coach, Rod Sherman, said. FULL NELSON: With an 11-catch performance at UCLA last weekend, Buffs receiver Nelson Spruce became the all-time receptions leader in the Pac-12. He's hauled in 267 career passes, surpassing the mark held by Arizona's Mike Thomas (259 catches from 2005-08). HARDLY A BLUEPRINT: It would be easy to say Colorado should replicate what Northwestern did in holding off Stanford 16-6 during the season opener. The Wildcats held Stanford to a season-low 85 yards rushing. "But Stanford wasn't really clicking in the first game," MacIntyre said. "Traveling all the way to Chicago and it's the opening game, sometimes you don't do as well as you would have liked to. If Northwestern came all the way to Palo Alto, it might have been a different result." RANKLED: The Buffaloes haven't beaten a ranked team since Oct. 17, 2009, when they knocked off Kansas, 34-30. "We want to play as close to a perfect game as we possibly can," said Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau, who's 232 yards away from breaking the school's all-time passing mark held by Cody Hawkins (7,409 from 2007-10). ___ AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Not all that long ago, Christian McCaffrey and his mom were nearly trampled by a roaming buffalo.On an official recruiting visit to Boulder in high school, the Stanford do-just-about-everything sophomore was on the sideline for a Colorado game when Ralphie, the school's mascot, got loose and charged in their direction. More specifically, headed toward his mom, with people...
No. 9 Stanford faces Colorado in homecoming for McCaffrey
By PAT GRAHAM, Associated Press | Nov 4, 2015BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Not all that long ago, Christian McCaffrey and his mom were nearly trampled by a roaming buffalo. On an official recruiting visit to Boulder in high school, the Stanford do-just-about-everything sophomore was on the sideline for a Colorado game when Ralphie, the school's mascot, got loose and charged in their direction. More specifically, headed toward his mom, with people screaming at her to get out of the way. Like they all do in his family, she easily sidestepped the rush. This weekend, McCaffrey tries to avoid more oncoming Buffaloes when he leads No. 9 Stanford (7-1, 6-0 Pac-12) against Colorado (4-5, 1-4) in his return to the state where he rose to prominence. McCaffrey, the son of former Denver Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey, played down the road at Valor Christian High, where he became Colorado's record holder in all-purpose yards. He's hoping teammates will generously give him any extra tickets, because he has a lot of people interested in seeing him play at Folsom Field. His high school coach, Rod Sherman, plans to take the entire team to the game after their playoff contest the night before. "It's going to be a special week," McCaffrey said. Excuse Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre if he tries to spoil the homecoming party. However, the way McCaffrey's been playing, MacIntyre swears he's seeing double. Watching film the other day, MacIntyre spotted No. 5 — McCaffrey's number — playing defense. His initial thought was this: In addition to playing tailback, returning punts and kicks and catching passes, McCaffrey is now a free safety, too? Turns out, just a mistaken identity — there's a No. 5 (Kodi Whitfield) on the roster who plays defense. Hey, maybe something Stanford coach David Shaw might want to consider. McCaffrey is that versatile. He leads the nation in all-purpose yards per game (244.3) and is eighth in yards rushing (1,060) as he emerges as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate. He may not be big — he's listed as 6-foot and 201 pounds — but will explode right past a defense. He had a school-record 243 yards rushing against UCLA last month. "He's really talented, very fast, and very fearless," MacIntyre said. "When I saw him play in high school, I couldn't believe how fast he was. There wasn't anybody close to him on the field." MacIntyre tried to lure him to Boulder, but figured McCaffrey would follow his father's footsteps and head to Stanford. Ed McCaffrey played at Stanford before embarking on a 13-year NFL career that saw him capture three Super Bowl titles, including two with the Broncos. Christian McCaffrey's mom, Lisa, was a soccer player at Stanford. As for that speed? Easy to see where he inherited it: His grandfather, David Sime, captured a silver medal in the 100 meters at the 1960 Summer Games. "Of course, we would have loved to have (Christian) here," MacIntyre said. "That was kind of when I was coming in and it was the first year I was here and it (the recruiting process) was already kind of down the road a ways. The way recruiting has sped up so much — if you don't really know them a bunch at least by the middle of their junior year, you're already behind the eight ball in a way. Unless they are a late bloomer." And Christian McCaffrey was anything but that. He left Valor Christian with his name all over the records books, including 141 career TDs. "There are a lot of things (special) about Christian. First, his character and his team-first mentality," Sherman said. "His desire to win. And obviously just a very, very talented football player. "In high school, you always saw Christian play his best in the biggest games." Some things don't change. He's had six straight 100-yard games, including that 243-yard, four-TD performance against UCLA. "He's a tough runner. He doesn't tip-toe. He doesn't hesitate," MacIntyre said. "And then they move him out at receiver because he has excellent hands, so he's kind of an all-purpose guy. I guess that's why he leads the country in it." ___ Freelancer Rick Eymer contributed to this report from Stanford, California. ___ Online: AP College Football Website: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 23, 2015
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Colorado and Oregon State play on Saturday night with each team hoping to avoid the Pac-12 basement.The two are the last remaining teams without a win in league play. The Buffaloes have a streak of 14 straight Pac-12 losses dating back to September 2012 when they edged Washington State 35-34.Both sides are looking at this meeting as a "winnable" game. Oregon State is...
Battle to Beat the Basement: Colorado visits Oregon State
By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press | Oct 23, 2015CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Colorado and Oregon State play on Saturday night with each team hoping to avoid the Pac-12 basement. The two are the last remaining teams without a win in league play. The Buffaloes have a streak of 14 straight Pac-12 losses dating back to September 2012 when they edged Washington State 35-34. Both sides are looking at this meeting as a "winnable" game. Oregon State is slightly favored at Reser Stadium, but not by much. "I guess if you look at it the way you're saying, to look at it and everyone is saying, 'You should win this game, this is a great chance for you, if you don't win this game uh-oh.' Which really is just talk, that's all that is," Colorado coach Mike Macintyre said this week, responding to a reporter's question about the dynamic with both teams in similar situations. Colorado (3-4, 0-3) fell 38-31 at Arizona last weekend. It was the team's third straight loss and was the first of three consecutive games on the road. The Beavers (2-4, 0-3) were coming off a 52-31 loss last weekend at Washington State, the team's third straight. Oregon State was expected to struggle this season as new coach Gary Andersen installs his new system. The Beavers were picked in the league's preseason media poll to finish last in the Pac-12 North, while Colorado was picked to finish at the bottom of the South. Andersen said his team keeps learning. "They're not real happy about the loss, so we'll continue to fight," he said. "We have to have that edge in this league. You have to be able to bounce back and fight. You can't accept a defeat. You have to move on. That is part of this league, and it's always gonna be part of this league." SCRAMBLING SETH: Oregon State quarterback Seth Collins rushed for 124 yards against the Cougars, his third game with more than 100 yards rushing this season. He's averaging 81 yards a game, which ranks him eighth overall for rushing in the Pac-12. And he's on pace to rush for 972 yards this season, just shy of the Pac-12 record of 986 set by Jake Locker of Washington in 2007. DEPTH CHART CHANGE: While true freshman Collins is still the Beavers' undisputed starter, redshirt freshman Nick Mitchell leaped into the backup spot ahead of Marcus McMaryion this week. Like Collins, Mitchell is a dual-threat quarterback. But the Beavers — who ranked 119th nationally in passing offense with 145.5 yards a game — need a boost in the passing game. So Mitchell could see his first college snaps on Saturday. "Seth's gonna start the game," Andersen said, "and we'll see how it goes as we move forward throughout the game." SPRUCE-ING UP: Colorado senior receiver Nelson Spruce already holds school career records with 250 catches for 2,797 yards. He's also running up the Pac-12 career receptions list, and now ranks fourth all-time after passing Troy Walkers — now his position coach — who had 248 at Stanford in the late 1990s. The Buffaloes will likely lean on Spruce in the absence of Shay Fields, who leads the team with 504 recieving yards, because of a high-ankle sprain he sustained on a late touchdown against Arizona. BANGED-UP BUFFS: In addition to Fields, the Buffaloes will be without tailback Michael Adkins (hamstring). But the biggest blow was finding out that linebacker Addison Gillam needs another knee procedure. Gillam tore his meniscus against Massachusetts on Sept. 12. "He's out for the year, which is very sad," MacIntyre said. On the encouraging side, linebacker Kenneth Olugbode (leg) is expected to return. SLIPPING BOWL ASPIRATIONS: To become postseason eligible for the first time since 2007, the Buffaloes have to win four of their final six, which includes games at UCLA and Utah. "I'm very hungry," senior defensive back Ken Crawley said. "What I experienced the last three years wasn't what I expected when I came here. I was a high-profile player coming out of high school and I wanted those bowl games, those gifts and stuff like that, championships and those things. ... As long we're getting better for the future, I'm all for it." ___ AP college football website: —www.collegefootball.ap.org AP Sports Writer Pat Graham in Denver contributed to this report.
Oct 22, 2015
The American Conference — the beleaguered, forgotten, left-for-dead American — is the big winner so far among leagues in the 2015 college football season. The American has three of the nation’s 14 unbeatens remaining. All three are ranked in the AP top 25 — Memphis 18th, Houston 21st and Temple 22nd. And below those three, Navy is off to a 4-1 start, and East Carolina and Cincinnati have had...
College football predictions: The American Conference riding high
Berry Tramel | Oct 22, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3889790[/img] The American Conference — the beleaguered, forgotten, left-for-dead American — is the big winner so far among leagues in the 2015 college football season. The American has three of the nation’s 14 unbeatens remaining. All three are ranked in the AP top 25 — Memphis 18th, Houston 21st and Temple 22nd. And below those three, Navy is off to a 4-1 start, and East Carolina and Cincinnati have had notable victories. Memphis beat Ole Miss last week. Temple beat Penn State. East Carolina beat Virginia Tech. Cincinnati beat Miami. The American is a respectable 7-14 against Power 5 conference teams plus Notre Dame and Brigham Young. That’s better than the ACC, which is a horrid 4-10 against that caliber of competition. The American is 4-3 straight up against the ACC. The updated standings, of Power-5 (plus Notre Dame and BYU) against each other: SEC 5-2, Independents 5-3, Big Ten 10-9, Pac-12 5-5, Big 12 4-4, ACC 4-10. Add in the American, and the standings are: SEC 8-3, Independents 8-3, Big 12 7-5, Pac-12 6-5, Big Ten 11-10, American 7-14, ACC 7-14. The strong showing by the American makes it likely that its champion will get the major bowl berth afforded to the Group of Five conferences without an automatic berth. It’s even conceivable that Memphis, if it can win out, could at least demand consideration for a national semifinal berth. At 13-0, with wins over Ole Miss, Houston, Cincinnati, Temple, Navy and whoever represents the American East in the conference title game, Memphis would at least have an argument. Let’s get to the predictions: Texas Tech at Oklahoma: Sooners 48-35. Red Raiders have played well in two straight trips to Owen Field, a 41-38 upset win in 2011, a 38-30 loss in 2013. Kansas at Oklahoma State: Cowboys 42-10. Jayhawks showed some life against Texas Tech last week, drawing within 23-20 late. Kansas State at Texas: Wildcats 23-19. Big 12 upset special.K-State historically has played great against the Longhorns, but can the ‘Cats recover from a 55-0 beatdown by OU last week? Iowa State at Baylor: Bears 69-14. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see Baylor in a real road game. Tennessee at Alabama: Crimson Tide 28-16. The Volunteers can physically match up with Bama, which is a big improvement. Texas A&M at Ole Miss: Aggies 29-27. Don’t look now, but the Rebels haven’t played well since beating Alabama. Struggled with Vanderbilt, lost to Florida and Memphis. Western Kentucky at LSU: Tigers 45-27. Don’t sleep on the Hilltoppers. They’re not bad, at 6-1 and averaging 51 points a game. Missouri at Vanderbilt: Tigers 19-6. Sleepy season for Mizzou. In a bad way. Kentucky at Mississippi State: Bulldogs 23-20. Mark Stoops has lost two conference heartbreaks, to Florida and Auburn; otherwise, UK might be the East Division favorite. Auburn at Arkansas: Razorbacks 26-17. Gus Malzahn returns to his roots, when he was head coach of high-flying Springdale High School, just down the road from Fayetteville. Northwestern at Nebraska: Cornhuskers 21-14. Nebraska just scrambling to make a bowl game, but the Wildcats have slumped, too. Wisconsin at Illinois: Badgers 26-14. Wisconsin needs help to win the Big Ten West. Notably, two losses by Iowa, which has an easy schedule. Ohio State at Rutgers: Buckeyes 41-14. Urban Meyer does funny things with his quarterbacks. Indiana at Michigan State: Spartans 49-24. Awful loss for IU and Kevin Wilson last week. Gave up 24 straight points in the final 18 minutes and lost to Rutgers 55-52. That’s no way to make a bowl game. Penn State at Maryland: Nittany Lions 25-10. Old Eastern rivalry, which doesn’t resonate much in the Big Ten. California at UCLA: Bruins 38-31. If UCLA is going to salvage its season, it has to start here. Utah at Southern Cal: Utes 34-17. Can you believe that USC is favored? Pay attention people. Pay attention. Washington at Stanford: Cardinal 27-17. Someone better beat Stanford and Utah soon, else both Pac-12 divisional races will be over before November. Colorado at Oregon State: Buffaloes 36-23. Glory, glory hallelujah. Colorado is not the worst team in the Pac-12. Washington State at Arizona: Wildcats 42-35. Mike Leach has the Cougars playing well. Rich Rodriguez can’t say the same about UofA. Florida State at Georgia Tech: Seminoles 26-10. Unbeaten ‘Noles have two road games after this — at Clemson, at Florida. Virginia at North Carolina: Tar Heels 33-14. Is UNC the worst one-loss team among the Power-5? Let’s see. Duke, Pitt, OU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Cal, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M. I’ll vote for the Tar Heels. Duke at Virginia Tech: Blue Devils 30-14. You know, that David Cutcliffe might have a future in this business. Clemson at Miami: Hurricanes 27-21. Upset special. Miami has some talent, it just hasn’t produced a complete game. Could happen against the Tigers. North Carolina State at Wake Forest: Wolfpack 26-22. Wonder if this is any kind of in-state rivalry at all? Boston College at Louisville: Cardinals 20-10. The greatest argument against expansion to 14-team conferences is games like this and NC State-Wake. Pittsburgh at Syracuse: Panthers 22-14. Pitt is quietly having a solid season. Wagner at Brigham Young: Cougars 78-0. I’ll cut BYU some slack, since it has all kinds of scheduling problems. But Wagner is the team that lost to Columbia two weeks ago, ending the Lions’ 24-game losing streak. Connecticut at Cincinnati: Bearcats 41-14. How good is the American? Cincy is a solid team. Beat Miami. And UC is 0-2 in the American. Memphis at Tulsa: Tigers 51-21. Justin Fuente makes his return to Tulsa. You’d think Fuente could make some recruiting inroads at Union High School. Houston at Central Florida: Cougars 48-14. Two programs going in opposite directions quite rapidly. SMU at South Florida: Bulls 46-24. Mustangs’ only victory came against North Texas, and Dan McCarney now is out of a job at UNT. Temple at East Carolina: Pirates 33-24. Game could decide the American’s East Division. Tulane at Navy: Midshipmen 41-20. The eternal question. Why can Navy win and Army can’t? Utah State at San Diego State: Aggies 37-31. Great win for Sallisaw’s Matt Wells and his offensive coordinator, Josh Heupel, last week in routing Boise State. Fresno State at Air Force: Falcons 28-26. The truth about the Mountain West Conference this season; there are no standout teams. Hawaii at Nevada: Rainbows 25-23. Hawaii has won just once on the Mainland since October 2011. New Mexico at San Jose State: Spartans 28-20. I sometimes forget that Bob Davie still coaches the Lobos. Wyoming at Boise State: Broncos 63-7. Boise State will be plenty mad after melting down against Utah State. Last week: 28-12. Season: 289-74.
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
In her nearly 29 years of life, Sublette’s Shalee Lehning has had more than her share of special moments during her athletic career.Some people might even call it a charmed life.It would be hard to argue with the many special moments. If one were to look at it as charmed, however, the thousands of hours of practice and the dedication that it took is the reason why Lehning compiled a career...
KSHOF induction latest honor for Lehning
Brett Marshall, Associated Press | Oct 5, 2015In her nearly 29 years of life, Sublette’s Shalee Lehning has had more than her share of special moments during her athletic career. Some people might even call it a charmed life. It would be hard to argue with the many special moments. If one were to look at it as charmed, however, the thousands of hours of practice and the dedication that it took is the reason why Lehning compiled a career flooded with highlights. Sunday, at the Scottish Rite Center in downtown Wichita, Lehning’s stellar career had its capstone moment when she joined 10 other sports legends as an inductee into the 2015 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. “This is such an incredible honor to be with such incredible people being honored here tonight,” Lehning said in her remarks. “I could spend hours talking about all the accomplishments, but I would rather choose to talk about the things that are most important in my life — family, friends, teammates, coaches and my faith.” Through her high school years of 2002 to 2005, Lehning’s Sublette Lady Larks won 52 consecutive basketball games and captured back-to-back Class 2A state championships (2004-05), culminating with a four-year record of 94-6. She was voted Miss Kansas Basketball and won the Gatorade Player of the Year Award her senior year, averaging 30.6 points, 15 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 5.3 steals. “I had some of the best teammates a player could ever hope for,” she said of her Lady Larks. “Those were great times, and some of those girls are still among my closest friends.” Upon high school graduation, Lehning received a scholarship offer from Kansas State University, the school she loved from childhood days when she sat on the bench as a ball girl for the high school boys team at the Class 2A state tournament in Bramlage Coliseum. During her four-year career for the Lady Wildcats, Lehning’s legend grew as she helped lead the team to one Big 12 Championship, two trips to the WNIT and a pair of NCAA berths. She twice was named All-Big 12 first team, and in her senior season earned Honorable Mention All-America honors. In her final home game of her 2009 senior season, Lehning watched on March 1 as her No. 5 jersey was retired to the rafters at Bramlage Coliseum, thus putting her in elite company with the Lady Wildcat greats. K-State was 90-43 during her four-year career. “I want to thank coach (Deb Patterson) for all that she has done to teach me about the value of leadership,” Lehning said of her college coach. Upon completion of her playing days at KSU, she was then selected in the second round of the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream. In her rookie season, Lehning eventually became the starting point guard, and the Dream reached the WNBA Finals a year later with her as the spark plug. Twice in her three seasons, the Dream played for the WNBA title. “I had the opportunity to realize my dream of playing professionally, and I’m grateful for that,” Lehning said. A pair of devastating injuries, one to a shoulder at the end of her rookie season, and the other an ACL tear midway through her third season, cut her professional career short. In January of 2012, she announced her retirement from playing, and moved into the collegiate coaching ranks at her alma mater, where she was on the staff with her college coach, Patterson. Three seasons later, Patterson and the staff was fired by K-State’s athletic director John Currie. Lehning then moved to Greeley, Colo., where she became the associate head coach at the University of Northern Colorado, helping former KSU aide Kamie Ethridge for one season while leading the Lady Grizzlies to one of their best records in school history during the 2014-15 season. In June, Lehning, now 28, resigned her position at UNC and has been exploring career options over the past three-plus months, traveling, visiting family and friends and has begun work on a master’s degree in theological studies. After 22 years of playing nearly year-round sports, and then coaching year-round, too, it was time for a much-needed break to consider her career options down the road. “I’m enjoying my life right now,” Lehning said in a brief post-ceremony interview. “I don’t know where it will lead, but I know by doing this I will give myself a better chance to make the best decision to know where and what God wants me to be to influence others.” In her acceptance speech before a crowd of nearly 300, which included most of her immediate family members, Lehning was ever the gracious person in thanking those who she said made her career possible. First, and foremost, it was about family and faith. “My parents (Steve and Jane), my brother (Matt) and sister (Andrea), they’ve been there every step of the way, and have taught me about faith,” Lehning said. “I have nieces and nephews. The entire family has taught me to make faith a priority.” And then she turned to her coaches, teammates and friends, to express sincere gratitude for all the support through the years. And now that her playing career is but a memory in the rear-view mirror, Lehning said that a person’s playing career has a short shelf life. “I was fortunate to be blessed with great coaches and teammates,” she recalled. “I learned that there are more important things than athletics, and I am fortunate to count many of those not only as coaches and teammates, but also now as close friends.” It was, perhaps, the Lehning way. For her, it has always been about the team, and she credits her coaches and teammates for the success she’s enjoyed and the honors she’s received. “I’ve had people ask me what I wanted for my legacy, and that sometimes is tough to answer,” she said. “I want to be remembered for playing with passion, being a great teammate and giving everything I had.” Lehning said during the last few months of self-introspection, she has learned the importance of slowing down, and living in the moment. “Everybody from Sublette, everybody at K-State that I’ve been touched by, has helped plant seeds of life for me,” Lehning said. “My legacy today would be to strive every day to give glory to God, because he’s got a (long) shelf life.” For the personable Lehning, success has followed her every step of the way, despite some saying a 5-9 guard from the tiny southwest Kansas town of 1,500 could never play Division I basketball. She proved them so wrong. And some of the same persons told her she would never play in the WNBA. Again, she proved the naysayers wrong. One can only imagine if her professional career had not been shortened what she might have achieved at the highest level of women’s basketball. The induction honor perhaps is a fitting close to a chapter that belongs not only to Lehning, her family and friends, and her hometown of Sublette, but also to the next generation of young girls who have adorned their bedroom walls with pictures of Shalee Lehning, who inspired them to work hard and pursue their dreams. She excelled every step of the way. She pursued her dreams, and she lived her dream. Sunday night, she was able to enjoy the celebration of all that dream realized. Now it will be the next chapter of her life that is waiting to be written. The Lehning Legacy Born: October, 28, 1986, Liberal, Kansas High School (2002-2005), Sublette High School 2,510 Points (4th all-time in Kansas history) 1,336 Rebounds; 804 assissts; 543 steals; all rank 1st in Kansas history. 245 assists is single season record. Led Sublette to consecutive 26-0 seasons and Class 2A state championships (2004-05); 4-year record was 94-6. Four-time Garden City Telegram All-Area selection; 2005 Miss Kansas Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year. Averaged 30.6 points, 15 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 5.3 steals in senior season. 7-Time State Track and Field Champion 2003: Class 2A 100m/300m hurdles 2004: Class 2A 100m/300m hurdles; Javelin 2005: Class 2A 100m hurdles; Javelin (147-5 was state class record until 2014) Kansas State University (2006-2009) Led Lady Wildcats to 90-43 record in 4 seasons Big 12 Regular Season Champions, 2008 2-time Big 12 All-Conference 1st team Honorable Mention All-America, 2009 1,189 points (21st); 914 rebounds (4th), 800 assists (1st), 235 steals (5th). 1st player in Big 12 to score 1,000 points, record 900 rebounds and 800 assists (Her assist total is 211 ahead of the next player). Recorded 5 triple doubles (3 in one season) to rank 1st in KSU history, tie 1st in Big 12 history; tie 5th most all-time in NCAA history. Her No. 5 jersey was retired in her final home game on March 1, 2009. Served as an assistant coach at KSU from 2010 (part-time), 2012 (full-time) to 2014. Professional (WNBA) Drafted No. 25 (second round) in 2009 by Atlanta Dream. In parts of 3 seasons, helped Dream to 57-45 record, 2 appearances in WNBA Finals. The season prior and after her playing, the Dream was a combined 23-45. In her 2010 season (only full season due to injuries), she averaged 4.8 assists (No. 1 season avg. in franchise history), led team in assists in 21 of 33 games; had a 2.34 assist/turnover ratio. Her 3.8 assist average over 3 seasons ranks 1st in franchise history; her 327 career assists are No. 3 on Dream list; her 159 assists in 2010 are 2nd most in Dream history. Retired Jan. 31, 2012 due to injuries. Other Honors Inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame in 2013. Lehning is the sixth athlete from southwest Kansas to be inducted into the KSHOF, including Glenn Cunningham of Elkhart (1961); Otto Schnellbacher of Sublet (1972); Gary Spani of Lakin (2004); Steve Tasker of Leoti (2005); and Gary Bender of Ulysses (2008). In addition to Lehning, the following 10 people also were part of the 2015 KSHOF inductee class, bringing the number of inductees to 248 since the KSHOF was founded in 1961 TERRY BEESON, COFFEYVILLE A native of Coffeyville, Beeson had one of the most heralded football careers in University of Kansas history. Beeson was a four-year letterman at linebacker for the Jayhawks and led the team in tackles in both 1975 and 1976. He was also selected as an All-Big 8 selection in 1976. Beeson was drafted in the second round (41st pick) of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks where he played four seasons, including leading the team in tackles for three seasons from 1977 to 1979. KEN BERRY, TOPEKA Berry, a native of Topeka and a 1959 graduate of Washburn Rural High School, made a name for himself in Major League Baseball. A two-sport star in high school, Berry attended Wichita University, now Wichita State University. He was signed by the Chicago White Sox in 1961 and made his debut in the Major Leagues one year later in 1962. Over the next fourteen seasons, Berry played for four teams in the Major Leagues on his way to winning two Gold Glove Awards (1970 and 1972). TRACY BUNGE, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Originally from Bartlesville, Okla., Bunge chose to attend the University of Kansas on a softball scholarship in 1982. Bunge led the team in home runs each season, as well as leading the Jayhawks in pitching wins and strikeouts in 1983, 1984, and 1985. Bunge was a three-time All-Big 8 player in 1983, 1985, and 1986, and was a first-team All-American in 1986. Bunge was the head coach of the Jayhawk softball program from 1997 until 2009, posting a career coaching record of 409-345-2 with four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. PAUL COFFMAN, CHASE A native of Chase, Coffman starred at Kansas State University before launching an 11-year NFL career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to NFL Pro Bowler. A three-year letter winner at K-State from 1975 to 1977, Coffman earned first-team All-Big 8 honors as a senior tight end in 1977. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers in 1977. With 1997 KSHOF Inductee Lynn Dickey at quarterback for the Packers, Coffman quickly became a favorite passing target and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection in 1982, 1983, and 1984. MATHEW “CHIC” DOWNING, ATCHISON From player to coach, Downing of Atchison has been successful in every stop in his storied basketball career. Downing was selected by the New York Knicks in the 1972 NBA Draft before becoming the head basketball coach of Atchison High School in 1975 where he remained as coach until 1992. As a coach, Downing guided Atchison to four state championships. KENNY HARRISON, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY One of the most decorated athletes in Kansas State University Track and Field history, Harrison, originally from Milwaukee, Wis., smashed school, national, and world records on his way to earning Olympic gold in 1996 with a jump of 59-04.25. Harrison, a long-jump and triple-jump specialist at K-State earned All-America honors all four years in Manhattan from 1985 to 1988. LONNIE KRUSE, STERLING A native of Holyrood, Kruse left a coaching legacy that is unmatched in Kansas history. Kruse attended Sterling College from 1967 to 1971 where he played basketball. Upon completion of his career, Kruse held the school’s record for career scoring with 1,540 points. Kruse returned to his alma mater as head women’s basketball coach in 1981. From 1981 to 2014, Kruse compiled a coaching record of 706-244, the most coaching wins in Kansas women’s basketball history. BRIAN MOORMAN, SEDGWICK The most decorated athlete in Pittsburg State University history, Moorman from Sedgwick, rewrote the record book in two sports for the Gorillas and left a legacy unmatched in school history. Moorman compiled an astounding fourteen All-American selections, including four in football and ten in track, to go along with six Academic All-American selections. Moorman signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks before playing with the Buffalo Bills. In his 14 NFL seasons, Moorman earned two Pro Bowl selections as a punter. TROY MORRELL, ATWOOD A native of Atwood, Morrell earned All-American status as a lineman at Butler Community College in 1991 before finishing his playing career at Fort Hays State University. Morrell began a coaching career where he first served as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for two National Championships at Butler Community College in El Dorado in 1998 and 1999 before being promoted to head coach of the Grizzlies in 2000. Over the next fifteen seasons, Morrell racked up twelve KJCCC titles and three NJCAA National Championships in 2003, 2007, and 2008. For his career, Morrell posted a record of 154-22 with a win percentage .880, best in NJCAA history. DICK SANDERS, WICHITA Sanders was a three-sport high school star at Wichita North High School, including leading the school to two mythical state championships in football and baseball in 1949. Sanders continued his playing career at Wichita University, now Wichita State University, where he played quarterback and defensive back on the football team, guard on the basketball team, and shortstop on the baseball team. Sanders signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Yankees in 1952 and played eight seasons with the Yankees and Dodger organizations. Sanders became a football and basketball official and officiated games in the Missouri Valley and Big 8 Conferences. ——— ©2015 The Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kan.) Visit The Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kan.) at www.gctelegram.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000008060,t000008056,t000003183,t000002776,t000049144,t000143260,t000002786,t000046469,t000003194,t000003199,t000045952,t000003277,t000045948,t000003279,t000040506,t000404471,t000027855,t000003142,t000143270,g000065634,g000362661,g000066164,g000224867
Oct 4, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — At the team hotel before the game, several Oregon players got stuck in an elevator. From there, things only went up for the Ducks.Royce Freeman rushed for 163 yards and scored twice, third-string quarterback Taylor Alie tossed a clinching touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Oregon beat Colorado 41-24 on a soggy Saturday night.Taj Griffin finished with 110 yards...
Oregon holds off Colorado 41-24 on soggy night
By PAT GRAHAM, Associated Press | Oct 4, 2015BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — At the team hotel before the game, several Oregon players got stuck in an elevator. From there, things only went up for the Ducks. Royce Freeman rushed for 163 yards and scored twice, third-string quarterback Taylor Alie tossed a clinching touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Oregon beat Colorado 41-24 on a soggy Saturday night. Taj Griffin finished with 110 yards rushing and a score, while receiver Bralon Addison threw a TD pass on a trick play to help the Ducks (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) rebound from an unsettling 62-20 home loss to Utah last weekend. "Last week, it didn't feel like the Oregon team," Alie said. "This week, we pulled together and played like Oregon." It was Oregon's fifth straight win over Colorado (3-2, 0-1) since the Buffaloes joined the conference in 2011 — and by far the closest. The Ducks won the previous four meetings by an average of 43.5 points. They entered this game just a touchdown favorite. "The gap closed a lot," Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said. "We had an opportunity to win the football game in the fourth quarter. The game's been over at halftime the last two years. I think that's a good jump. It's not anywhere where we want to be, but it shows we're making progress." The game was delayed for more than an hour because of lightning in the area. At 9:08 p.m. MT, it was the latest kickoff in Folsom Field history and finished at 12:31 a.m. There was a moment of silence before kickoff for the people who died in the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, which is about 70 miles from Eugene. The Ducks and Buffaloes both wore a sticker on their helmets to honor the victims. "They were fantastic about that," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said. "Obviously, our hearts and minds are there as well." Oregon's beleaguered defense forced three turnovers and sacked Sefo Liufau five times. Liufau was playing with a bruised right shoulder. Jeff Lockie started at quarterback for the Ducks with Vernon Adams Jr. bothered by a broken right index finger. Lockie struggled early and Alie stepped in. Lockie and Alie split time in the second half. Alie finished 4 of 9 for 83 yards, while Lockie was 8 of 11 with an interception. But Addison threw one of the best spirals of the night, taking a handoff from Freeman and tossing a 39-yard TD strike to fellow wideout Charles Nelson on a razzle-dazzle play. Addison had the composure of a QB, too, which he played in high school. "I wanted to look the safety off and give Charles time to let it develop," Addison explained. "Lay it out there for him and he was going to do the rest." Freeman scored on a 3-yard run early in the third quarter and Griffin added another TD moments later to give the Ducks a 14-point lead. But then Oregon gave Colorado a glimmer of hope, failing to convert on a fourth-and-1 at its own 46. Colorado took over in good field position and Liufau scored on a keeper to slice into the lead. Oregon answered right back when Alie hit Jalen Brown for a 43-yard TD. This day didn't start all that well for the Ducks as about 14 players got stuck in an elevator at the team hotel. Several tweeted out photos with fire men who came to the rescue. "We're so used to our elevator that can hold all of us and when I saw everyone get into the first elevator I said, 'Yeah, that's gonna get stuck,'" cornerback Glen Ihenacho said. "I was happy with my decision to wait for the next elevator." Colorado got off to a rocky start with two early drives resulting in a Liufau interception — his first since the season opener — and a fumble by Phillip Lindsay. The Buffaloes finally got things turned around, scoring on three straight drives at one point and went into the locker room tied at 17. It was a feat in itself considering that entering this game, the Buffaloes were outscored 164-19 by the Ducks in the opening half since 2011. ___ AP college football site: www.collegefootball.ap.org
Oct 4, 2015
“Nick just caught our hearts when we read the story,” said John Allford, an OSU alum and Stillwater resident. “We both just looked at each other and said, ‘We’ve got to get that young man to Stillwater.’”
Oklahoma State football: Allfords give Nick Lozanovski a trip to remember
JHelsley@Oklahoman.com | Oct 4, 2015STILLWATER – Pistol Pete's arm draped around his neck, Nick Lozanovski leaned in, smiled and posed for a selfie, one of many snapshot moments in a dream weekend. Lozanovski, finally, had come home to Stillwater. For the first time. “The whole experience was incredible,” he said. Lozanovski's story was already a good one. The 19-year-old college student from Orchard Park, N.Y., near Buffalo, adopted the Cowboys as his team from afar after watching the basketball team's 2004 run to the Final Four. The long-distance relationship grew as he grew, and when the football team opened this season at Central Michigan, Lozanovski decided he'd drive six hours through Canada to catch the Cowboys live, figuring they may never get closer. And drive he did, leaving just one item remaining on his OSU bucket list: see a game in Stillwater. And this is where the story gets better. John and Nancy Allford, reading about Lozanovski's upper-Michigan adventure in The Oklahoman, took action. “Nick just caught our hearts when we read the story,” said John, an OSU alum and Stillwater resident. “We both just looked at each other and said, ‘We've got to get that young man to Stillwater.'” The Allfords, prominent OSU donors, brought both Nick and his father Bill in for the Kansas State game. They paid for flights, drove Nick and his dad to and from the airport, and treated them to a full-on Orange weekend spanning Friday to Sunday. For John, it was another opportunity to pay off on a promise. “Back when I was a young man, I grew up in Holdenville and there was an alum who would bring me to the games,” John said. “And he asked me that if I ever had the chance, to give back to somebody else like that. “I guess that's my thinking. We try to bring as many people here as possible like that.” Each year, the Allfords purchase 50 Cowboys tickets for the Holdenville High school football team each year. They offer scholarships to Holdenville students. And they provide for others, too. Even a stranger — from Buffalo. “Nick's in love with OSU,” Nancy exclaimed, “how could we not love him?” The weekend hatched a true love affair. After picking up the Lozanovskis at the airport and exchanging introductions, and gifts — “They brought a box of goodies,” Nancy said, “special Macedonian foods, the original Buffalo wing sauce” — all were off for a tour of downtown Oklahoma City. They drove past Chesapeake Arena to see where the Thunder plays, made a pass by Bricktown Ballpark and grabbed some lunch. Then they headed to Stillwater, with the required stop for dinner at Eskimo Joe's. Game day raised the bar even more. There was tailgating at the Alfords' regular spot. And Nick, his legend soaring thanks to Twitter, didn't just attend The Walk, he was front and center, riding in Pete's Gator as the team made its march to Boone Pickens Stadium. During the third quarter, Nick was honored as the Fan of the Game, appearing on the video board and yelling, “Go Pokes!” The Paddle People even presented him with a paddle to take home. And, oh, the Cowboys won. “I checked everything off the check list,” Nick said. “I was in the walk. Fan of the Game. I got to go down on the field. It was more than I ever thought it would be. All that I imagined went right. “It was beautiful weather. The stadium is just a beautiful facility. It was all amazing.” If possible, John and Nancy enjoyed it equally. “We feel blessed ourselves that we were able to do it for Nick,” Nancy said. Blessings for both, it seems. “It helped restore my faith in humanity a little bit,” Nick said. “You hear about all the nasty things on the news, it just makes you feel good that there are great people out there willing to do great things to help others and to give back to their own community and basically a complete stranger. “We said that we're all family now, all the time we've spent together and everything. To not really know each other, it really made me feel again that the world is a great place.” Alas, Nick returned to Buffalo on Sunday, with a warning from his dad that he'll “just be an ordinary guy again.” And he'll be back where he's the only OSU fan he knows. Not that such details will slow his fandom or dampen his experience. “I bought a No. 10 jersey and I'm going to wear it around school on Monday,” Nick said. “I'm going to wear it to work Monday night. That paddle is going right up in my room. I bought so much stuff that you can't get in Buffalo and some of it you can't even get online. “Even though I am going to be going back to an ordinary life, there will be a lot of memories of a great weekend here. I took a lot of tangible things with me, but I also took a lot of intangible things that I'll have for the rest of my life.”
Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 23, 2015
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brandon Weeden is the starter for Dallas with Tony Romo sidelined by a broken collarbone, and coach Jason Garrett made sure to remind the fourth-year player of that after the Cowboys traded for help at quarterback.Essentially, Garrett didn't want Weeden to view the addition of Matt Cassel as a threat."He was very upfront and said, 'This is your deal. Take it and run with...
Weeden gets shot as Cowboys QB, but Cassel will be waiting
By SCHUYLER DIXON, Associated Press | Sep 23, 2015IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brandon Weeden is the starter for Dallas with Tony Romo sidelined by a broken collarbone, and coach Jason Garrett made sure to remind the fourth-year player of that after the Cowboys traded for help at quarterback. Essentially, Garrett didn't want Weeden to view the addition of Matt Cassel as a threat. "He was very upfront and said, 'This is your deal. Take it and run with it. We are behind you 1,000 percent,'" Weeden said of the phone conversation with his coach hours after Tuesday's trade with Buffalo. "It was comforting coming from him. He didn't have to call me. But that's the way I was going to approach it." With Romo out at least seven games after injuring his left collarbone last weekend against Philadelphia, Weeden has a chance to start consecutive games for the first time since a two-year stint in Cleveland ended with a 5-15 record as the starter, then his offseason release. But if Weeden struggles against Atlanta (2-0) on Sunday the same way he did in losing his lone start for the Cowboys last year against Arizona, it might be difficult for the defending NFC East champions to ignore 2008. That's when Cassel led New England to an 11-5 record after Tom Brady was lost for the season to a knee injury in the opener, although the Patriots missed the playoffs. "Every player on this team is competing each and every day for their spot on the team, for their role on the team," Garrett said. "He knows that. We just feel like in this particular case with Tony being out, it was important for us to get a veteran quarterback in here." Weeden gets the first chance — and his third as a pro. A baseball career as a pitcher never blossomed after the New York Yankees made him their top pick in the second round in 2002. And it was a rough two years with the Browns — nine interceptions and five touchdowns in his first five starts, all losses. Older than most quarterbacks because of the five years he spent in baseball, Weeden still struggled with the transition to the NFL after setting Oklahoma State passing records in just two seasons and leading those Cowboys to their first BCS bowl in 2011. Weeden's arm was never the issue. He threw 97 mph in his baseball days, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show this week that he was "a thing of beauty on throwing a football." But making the right decisions and processing things quickly have been more difficult. "I watched some tape couple of years ago from my rookie year in Cleveland. I was just forcing balls into tight windows," said Weeden, who will turn 32 before Romo returns for the Cowboys. "You look back, it's like stupid. Throw it to the back and move on to the next play. Those types of things you learn with experience." Weeden said he has the same offensive coordinator two straight years in Dallas' Scott Linehan for the first time in his career going back to high school. And he's coming off a strong relief showing in the 20-10 win over the Eagles, going 7 of 7 and throwing a clinching 42-yard touchdown to Terrance Williams in the fourth quarter. "Being in a second year with the same guys gives me more confidence than I had my second year in Cleveland where I'm having to learn a whole new offense and I'm grinding on the playbook and grinding on the wrong things versus going out and executing what we do," Weeden said. Romo was on a roll when he got hurt — seven straight games with a passer rating of at least 100. And game-winning drives when trailing in the fourth quarter in two of the last three before the visit to Philadelphia. That's all the more reason for Weeden to remind everyone of what he won't be. "He's got talents you can't teach and I'm not going to try to go to sleep tonight and hope to God that I will wake up in the morning and do some of those things," Weeden said. As much as anything else, Weeden was talking about Romo's ability to move around in the pocket, process things quickly and make changes at the line of scrimmage. "If I see something, yeah, I'll change it," Weeden said. "I'm not going to call the whole game like he can. He's been doing it for a long time. I'm not going to put that pressure on myself." And he's not taking the addition of Cassel personally. "The quarterback position is so important, you've got to have guys in place if something were to happen," Weeden said. "He's been around this league a long time. He's been around Brady. I'm sure he will have a lot of positive information for us." ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler
Sep 22, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck delivered his statement with a disgusted glare.Chuck Pagano resorted to a terse tone and sharp words.Either way, both made their point clearly: It's past time to correct the mistakes that are threatening to turn Indianapolis' season into an early bust."You can't turn the ball over. You've got to protect. You've got to give him time, you've got to give him a clean...
Mistake-prone Colts searching for answers after 0-2 start
By MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | Sep 22, 2015INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck delivered his statement with a disgusted glare. Chuck Pagano resorted to a terse tone and sharp words. Either way, both made their point clearly: It's past time to correct the mistakes that are threatening to turn Indianapolis' season into an early bust. "You can't turn the ball over. You've got to protect. You've got to give him time, you've got to give him a clean pocket so he can step up and not get hit when he's releasing the ball and we've got to get it fixed," Pagano said after Monday's 20-7 loss to the Jets. "You can't drive the length of the field, a 10-minute drive, and get to the 1-yard line and put the ball on the ground. You can't do it. You're not going to beat Zionsville (High School) doing that." Pagano's not-so-subtle references were to Luck, Indy's poor pass protection and Frank Gore, who gave away a scoring chance by fumbling into the Jets' end zone. Most of Indy's troubles have been self-inflicted. Luck has already thrown five interceptions and had six giveaways this season, running his league-leading total to 28 turnovers over the past 18 games. That's not a new phenomenon. Luck came into this season with the league's fourth-highest turnover total since 2012 — perhaps because he was hit more than any other NFL quarterback in the league, too, according to STATS. Indy (0-2) also drew 11 penalties Monday, many of which brought back big plays and stalled drives. They had a similar problem in the season opener at Buffalo. It's confounding twist for a team that expected to be one of the NFL's highest-scoring offenses. Instead, the Colts have more turnovers (eight) than touchdowns (three) and head into Week 3 trailing Tennessee (1-1) and Jacksonville (1-1) in the AFC South. The Colts play at Tennessee on Sunday. "You just got to take care of the football, make great decisions and take care of the football. It's not that hard, it's not trigonometry," Pagano said of Luck, who started the postgame news conference by blaming himself for the miscues. The Colts' franchise quarterback isn't the only one having trouble, though. Dropped passes, tipped balls, the lack of a consistent ground game and playing two of the NFL's better defenses have put Indy at a disadvantage, too. "It's tough when we put ourselves in third-and-longs. That's when it's tough," Luck said. "If we can stay ahead of the chains on first and second down and get third-and-manageables, then we've got a chance. Third-and-long makes it hard." But the Colts have overcome other obstacles. In 2012, they reached the playoffs after being dubbed the worst team in football and despite losing Pagano for 12 weeks as he battled leukemia. Last season, Indy won the division title and reached the AFC championship game after starting 0-2. This time, there's a different feel. With the offense out of sync, Luck off the mark, the defense lacking playmakers and even the usually reliable Adam Vinatieri 0 for 2 on field-goal attempts, fans booed heartily as things went awry against New York. Behind the scenes, Pagano is in the final year of his contract and there's a rumored rift between Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson — something both men and team owner Jim Irsay deny. And if this early stretch reminds longtime Colts fans of anything, it might be 2001 when Edgerrin James got hurt, the Colts missed the playoffs, coach Jim Mora and general manager Bill Polian couldn't see eye-to-eye and Mora screeched the infamous "Playoffs? Playoffs?" after critiquing Peyton Manning's four-interception game against San Francisco. Strangely, that also was Manning's fourth season in the league. But inside the locker room, the focus seems to be more about finding answers than assessing blame. "We were right here last year, same exact deal. Go on the road and get beat, come home on Monday night and get beat, 0-2," Pagano said. "We got things figured out then we ripped off five straight (wins). So our full intention is to go back to work and do the same damn thing." ___ Online: AP NFL website: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 15, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Nelson Spruce isn't blazing fast. That's something he's well aware of.Listed at a generous 6-foot-1, Colorado's senior receiver also isn't a huge target. Again, he knows.But get the ball anywhere near him — anywhere at all — and he'll find a way to haul it in.Spruce became the school's all-time receptions leader with 219 in a win over UMass last week. He needs just 122...
Buffs' career receptions leader Spruce eager to face rival
By PAT GRAHAM, Associated Press | Sep 15, 2015BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Nelson Spruce isn't blazing fast. That's something he's well aware of. Listed at a generous 6-foot-1, Colorado's senior receiver also isn't a huge target. Again, he knows. But get the ball anywhere near him — anywhere at all — and he'll find a way to haul it in. Spruce became the school's all-time receptions leader with 219 in a win over UMass last week. He needs just 122 yards receiving against Colorado State on Saturday to topple that career mark, too. There's no game he'd rather achieve it in, either, if it helps the Buffs (1-1) knock off the Rams (1-1). For a player who grew up in California, Spruce has come to fully embrace this rivalry. "It's my last season, and I don't know how I'll be able to live with myself if we don't come out with a win," Spruce said. "There's just something about this game. You can't really put it into words." Spruce has four more career catches than the previous record-holder Scotty McKnight (2007-10). With 2,427 yards receiving to date, Spruce is closing in on the record held by former Buffaloes standout Michael Westbrook (2,548 in 1991-94). "When you get to college, it's such a big stage and you're worried about learning everything because everything comes at you so fast," said Spruce, who went to high school in Westlake Village, California. "Records? That doesn't even enter your mind. The older you get, the more real it gets. You push yourself to reach new heights." It's been quite a career for the quiet receiver who counts lifting weights as one of his favorite hobbies and "Game of Thrones" as his can't-miss TV show. Ask Spruce about his first reception and he has no recollection, other than it occurred against Colorado State in 2012. Turns out, he had a 7-yard gain in the first quarter that moved the chains. He's made those kinds of catches a lot in his career. Spruce prides himself on being precise in his patterns, which allows him to gain separation from defensive backs. "A great route runner. That's the biggest thing for him," quarterback Sefo Liufau said. "Because he's not the fastest guy." No, he's not. "But that's what pushes me to get better in other aspects of my games, knowing that I'm not the biggest burner in the world," Spruce said. "I focus on other things." Spruce's favorite catch? The one over a defensive back to send the game to a second overtime in a loss at California last season. He had a school-record 19 catches in the contest. His favorite game? When the Buffaloes erased a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Washington State in 2012 for their only win of the season. Spruce had eight catches for 103 yards. Wins mean more to him than numbers. And over the years, victories have been sparse for Colorado. That's why setting the career receptions mark in a 48-14 victory over UMass made it all the more enjoyable. "If we didn't get the win, it's something I couldn't really think about," Spruce said. "We're building momentum going into Colorado State." ___ AP College Football Website: www.collegefootball.ap.org
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills made late head coach Lou Saban the 30th member of their Wall of Fame at halftime of Sunday's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.The team kept the honor a secret from Saban's four children, who were visibly emotional in celebrating their father's honor during a halftime ceremony.Saban coached the Bills from 1962-65 and again from 1972-76,...
Bills honor late coach Lou Saban
By NICK MENDOLA, Associated Press | Sep 13, 2015ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills made late head coach Lou Saban the 30th member of their Wall of Fame at halftime of Sunday's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The team kept the honor a secret from Saban's four children, who were visibly emotional in celebrating their father's honor during a halftime ceremony. Saban coached the Bills from 1962-65 and again from 1972-76, leading the team to consecutive AFL championships in 1964-65. In both title seasons, he was AFL Coach of the Year. An Army veteran, Saban was a four-time champion and two-time All-Pro as a player for the Cleveland Browns from 1946-49 in the All-America Football Conference before embarking on a 50-plus year coaching career in the high school, college and professional ranks. Saban disappointed late Bills owner Ralph Wilson in 1976 when he abruptly left the team, which led to the coach's belated honor. Saban died in March 2009 at the age of 87. A 10th-round draft pick out of Indiana University in 1944, Saban also coached the Denver Broncos and Boston Patriots, as well as the University of Maryland, Army and the University of Miami. He last coached with Chowan University in 2002. ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
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Associated Press | Sep 12, 2015Good afternoon! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Ron Todt is on the desk. Pennsylvania editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with updates. TOP STORIES: VIEWING HARRISBURG HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state government's budget season is typically hectic, with raucous rallies echoing through the Pennsylvania Capitol, lobbyists packing the corridors and top lawmakers and governor's aides rushing to closed-door meetings. This year's is starkly different, two-and-a-half months into an entrenched stalemate between freshman Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Legislature's huge Republican majorities. The Capitol is empty and quiet. By Marc Levy. SENT: About 750 words. PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATS-CHAIRMAN GETTYSBURG — Marcel Groen, the longtime leader of Montgomery County Democrats, is expected to be elected Saturday as the state party chairman — ending months of uncertainty over its leadership. UPCOMING: About 250-300 words following state committee meeting. CHALLIS-INSPIRED CHARITY FRAUD PITTSBURGH — A former high school baseball coach has pleaded guilty to charges in what authorities said was the theft of $91,000 from a charity for terminally ill children that he founded in the memory of a player who made national headlines in his courageous effort to play sports while dying of cancer. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 250 words by 3 p.m. EDT. POPE-PHILADELPHIA-CAMPGROUND PHILADELPHIA — Officials say a plan to establish an expensive campground for papal pilgrims in a large Philadelphia park has been scrapped. SENT: NewsNow. UPCOMING: About 200 words by 3 p.m. EDT. GOP 2016-REPUBLICANS AND THE POPE WASHINGTON — To some Republican presidential candidates, it's better to be with the popular pope than against him. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have deep policy differences with Pope Francis, but the senators will break off campaign travel to attend his address to Congress later this month, a centerpiece of his eagerly anticipated visit to the United States. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a devout Catholic, will attend Mass with Francis in Washington. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another Catholic candidate, plans to attend one of the pope's East Coast events. By Julie Pace. SENT: About 920 words. EXCHANGE: EXCHANGE-SPOTTING STUDENT TRAUMA PITTSBURGH — When Grace Enick, now 25, was in a Christian elementary school, no one noticed her behavior after she was raped in second grade. "All I wanted was for someone to ask me what was wrong," she said. No one did. In recent years, educators have become more aware that some students are carrying emotional baggage that can interfere with their ability to learn. They may be dealing with trauma from exposure to street violence, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual abuse, poverty and homelessness, or grief over a parent's death or illness or unsettled feelings over their parents' divorce. While some of the traumas are more prevalent in poor, urban communities, neither wealth nor suburbia provides a shield. Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. EXCHANGE-AMISH LANDLORDS LANCASTER — Jacob King used to be a carpenter, like a lot of other young Amish men in Lancaster County. But the sluggish economy in 2009 and the saturation of wood-working businesses got King thinking about putting down his hammer and finding another way to make a living. Real estate investing was an idea buzzing around the Plain community, and it seemed like a good time to get in the market. King jumped in. He has joined hundreds of other Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster County who have become house-flippers, commercial real estate owners and, most of all, landlords in recent years. Susan Baldrige, LNP newspapers. EXCHANGE-RACETRACK WINNERS PITTSBURGH — Out-of-state racehorse owners are collecting millions of dollars in purses funded by Pennsylvania tax revenue, a Tribune-Review investigation found. A little more than 10 years since the Legislature legalized gambling — a move driven in part by horse racers trying to save what was then a dying industry — prizes for winning horse races in Pennsylvania have never been higher. That has drawn horse owners and purse winners from around the world, including the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, a Saudi prince and business people. Most of the top harness-racing partnerships include at least one person or company from out of state. Together, those partnerships won about $50 million since 2013, and $31 million of the winnings went to partnerships with no one from Pennsylvania. Mike Wereschagin, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. EXCHANGE-STUDENT MUSIC PROGRAM PHILADELPHIA — Seated in a circle behind their 15 African drums last spring, the Laura Waring School kids smiled when Mary Schumacher, their music teacher, said, "OK, we're going warp speed, right?" She set a blistering pace. Her young drummers stayed right with her. Then, each child took a turn on the lead, drumming out his or her own beats that the other kids echoed, call-and-response style. The '50s-era public school classroom, on Green Street near 18th in Spring Garden, rocked with hard-driving rhythm, intense furrowing of young brows and satisfied grins all around at the end. The little drummers of Waring are a big miracle at a time when chronically cash-strapped Philadelphia public schools have been stripped of their music and arts programs and turned into creativity deserts that offer no artistic stimulation to young minds hungering for it. Dan Geringer, Philadelphia Daily News. EXCHANGE-THRILL-SEEKERS SCRANTON — After jumping out of an airplane more than 42,000 times, world-record-holding skydiver Don Kellner needs only the essentials. Wearing cargo shorts and sneakers — the right shoe worn down from trailing his foot during landings — and a single kneepad over his right knee, he straps a parachute snugly over his shoulders and through his legs. Kellner, 79, of Butler Twp., claimed the Guinness World Record for greatest number of descents in 1990, and has held it ever since. He is part of an elite group of Northeast Pennsylvanians who live by a similar code, whose work fuels their passion for adventure sports. A construction superintendent by day, Kellner owns and operates Above the Poconos Skydivers at the Hazleton Municipal Airport with his wife, Darlene, and daughters, Barbara and Tammy. Open only on the weekends, the small business serves thrill-seekers like Mr. Kellner who plow through the work week to get to their adrenaline fix. Jon O'Connell, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune. IN BRIEF: POLICE RECRUIT SHOT — A judge has denied a request for separate trials for three western Pennsylvania defendants charged in the shooting death of a Johnstown Regional Police Academy recruit a year ago. CASINO WORKER SLAIN — A judge has rejected motions to suppress statements and dismiss a homicide charge against a man accused of shooting his former girlfriend as she drove to work at a western Pennsylvania casino. SPORTS: FBH--HIGH-SCORING GAME DUBOIS — Journey Brown ran for 722 yards and 10 touchdowns and Meadville outscored DuBois 107-90 in a high school football game Friday night. Brown broke the Pennsylvania yardage record and fell short of the national high school record of 754 yards set by John Giannantonio for Netcong, New Jersey, in a 1950 game against Mountain Lakes. BBN--BREWERS-PIRATES PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates continue a four-game series on Saturday. Zach Davies (1-0, 3.97) starts for Milwaukee against Jeff Locke (7-10, 4.56). Game begins at 7:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. BBN--CUBS-PHILLIES PHILADELPHIA — Dan Haren (9-9) pitches for the Cubs against Phillies rookie Jerad Eickhoff (1-3). By Aaron Bracy. With hometown lead on losing team. Game starts 7:05 FBC--TEMPLE-CINCINNATI CINCINNATI — Temple tries to build upon its upset of Penn State when the Owls face Cincinnati in an early American Athletic Conference game. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: Game starts at 8 p.m. FBC--PITTSBURGH-AKRON AKRON, Ohio — Pittsburgh plays its first game since losing star running back James Conner to a season-ending injury when the Panthers visit the Zips. Game time 6 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. FBC--BUFFALO-PENN STATE STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State tries to bounce back from a season opening loss with a game at home against Buffalo. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos developing from game starting at noon. ___ If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to email@example.com. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. 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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Buffalo, New York, will always be a special place for Akeel Lynch.In high school, the Penn State junior running back decided to move south from his family's home in Toronto to chase his dream of playing American football. That dream involved Lynch as a chain-moving back in a prolific offense, something he has yet to be at Penn State.Lynch will get another chance to...
Penn State looking for offensive stability against Buffalo
By TRAVIS JOHNSON, Associated Press | Sep 11, 2015STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Buffalo, New York, will always be a special place for Akeel Lynch. In high school, the Penn State junior running back decided to move south from his family's home in Toronto to chase his dream of playing American football. That dream involved Lynch as a chain-moving back in a prolific offense, something he has yet to be at Penn State. Lynch will get another chance to jumpstart the lame duck Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium against the Bulls, the team that offered him his first scholarship — a team Lynch believes will crowd the line of scrimmage as Temple did to limit running room on early downs. "As running backs, you want to do as much as you can with any carry, especially on a first or second down," Lynch said. Really, anything would help. Penn State's offense managed just 3.3 yards per play on first and second downs in the season-opening loss to the Owls and quarterback Christian Hackenberg was sacked six times and intercepted once on first and second-down passes. As a result, nearly a quarter of the Nittany Lions' total plays were called facing third-and-long situations. They converted just one of them. Lynch is capable of big plays. He had a 42-yard touchdown run on Penn State's second drive. Speedster Brandon Polk chipped in two big gains on sweeps. But chances for those big, early-down runs are rarer if the offense can't find a healthy rhythm that includes more than 11 completions, ideally some down the field, Franklin said. "The more efficient we are on first down allows us to take more shots on second down and be aggressive," Franklin said. "What happens is, you get to a point where you want to stay out of a third-and-long so you don't take the shots, well, it becomes a vicious cycle." One Lynch hopes to help end against his former adopted hometown's team. ___ SHUFFLING LINE After playing arguably the worst game in program history last week, Penn State's offensive line won't look the same against the Bulls. If Franklin isn't willing to start struggling junior college transfer Paris Palmer at left tackle, he'll likely move right tackle Andrew Nelson to the left side with senior center Angelo Mangiro — who played every spot except left tackle last season — filling Nelson's spot. Wendy Laurent has practiced with the first team at center this week. ___ MIDDLEMEN With Nyeem Wartman-White lost for the season, Penn State will turn to a handful of player to play in the middle of Bob Shoop's defense. Junior Gary Wooten and sophomore Jason Cabinda could see the most time at the mike linebacker spot with Cabinda splitting duties on the weak side. True freshmen Jake Cooper and Manny Bowen will both likely play after burning their redshirts out of necessity last week. Expect Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata to work the middle of the field where the Nittany Lions are susceptible without their best coverage linebacker. ___ HOME SWEET HOME? Penn State will play the next five games at Beaver Stadium and won't leave the Keystone State until its Oct. 17 game at Ohio State. But wins aren't as automatic as they once were at the massive stadium. Penn State hasn't won back-to-back games at Beaver Stadium since the final two weeks of the 2012 season and is 8-6 at home since. ___ BLITZING BULLS Buffalo managed just one sack against FCS opponent Albany in Week 1 and although Penn State's offensive line is reeling, the Bulls' pass rush isn't on the level of Temple's. The Bulls will likely start underclassmen Solomon Jackson and Demone Harris at defensive end and they'd be foolish not to send help in the form of a linebacker. Senior Okezie Alozie is the best candidate and could be in for a big game if the Nittany Lions don't pick him up as they failed to do against Temple's Tyler Matakevich. ___ THE OTHER QB Now in his second year in the program, Trace McSorley has had plenty of time to learn Penn State's offense and offers a different skillset than Hackenberg. A mobile quarterback adept at running offensive coordinator John Donovan's preferred scheme, McSorley could see his first action if Hackenberg continues to take hits or if the game gets out of hand.
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA...
Week 1 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan. Central 14 CHOCTAW 28, Sapulpa 20 TULSA UNION 38, Southlake Carroll 35 DEER CREEK 34, Stillwater 27 MUSTANG 31, Yukon 20 Class 5A Altus 35, VERNON, TEXAS 20 Anadarko 45, CHICKASHA 14 Ardmore 21, ADA 20 Carl Albert 30, EL RENO 6 Fort Gibson 42, TAHLEQUAH 16 Guthrie 28, DUNCAN 24 GUYMON 21, Hugoton, Kan. 14 John Marshall 49, NORTHWEST 12 McGuinness 28, SHAWNEE 27 Miami 17, GROVE 13 Noble 21, TECUMSEH 7 SKIATOOK 42, Piedmont 10 Poteau 27, DURANT 7 WEATHERFORD 35, Southeast 20 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Kelley 20 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA CENTRAL 6 Wagoner 28, COWETA 27 Western Heights 44, U.S. GRANT 12 Class 4A Berryhill 21, GLENPOOL 17 IOWA PARK, TEXAS 28, Cache 7 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 10 SALLISAW 33, Catoosa 20 Cushing 38, BRISTOW 7 HENNESSEY 28, Elgin 6 Kingfisher 24, WOODWARD 12 McLoud 40, BETHEL 10 Metro Christian 28, TULSA NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 27, Pauls Valley 24 HARRAH 32, Seminole 28 Stilwell 36, SPIRO 31 Tulsa McLain 28, MANNFORD 6 Tuttle 34, BLANCHARD 18 BROKEN BOW 30, Valliant 8 Vinita 24, JAY 6 Class 3A Adair 48, SPERRY 8 HEAVENER 28, Atoka 24 Bethany 35, MARLOW 20 PERRY 17, Blackwell 14 Checotah 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Crooked Oak 12 NOWATA 28, Dewey 6 KINGSTON 28, Dickson 7 BEGGS 21, Eufaula 14 Henryetta 21, MORRIS 20 Idabel 42, HUGO 8 Inola 35, CHELSEA 12 Kiefer 42, KELLYVILLE 14 WESTVILLE 28, Lincoln, Ark. 24 Lone Grove 35, MARIETTA 7 TISHOMINGO 17, Madill 14 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21, Okemah 14 CHANDLER 48, Okmulgee 28 MEEKER 27, Prague 22 LINDSAY 21, Purcell 20 Sanger, Texas 42, PLAINVIEW 34 Seq. Claremore 26, PERKINS 20 HILLDALE 28, Stigler 12 Verdigris 27, PAWHUSKA 6 Victory Christian 49, KANSAS 7 Wynnewood 35, SULPHUR 12 Class 2A COLCORD 28, Afton 8 THOMAS 31, Alva 7 Antlers 21, SAVANNA12 Barnsdall 33, CANEY VALLEY 6 Central Sallisaw 17, POCOLA 14 STRATFORD 34, Coalgate 12 MINCO 44, Dibble 16 WELLSTON 22, Drumright 14 Electra, Texas 28, FREDERICK 20 WYANDOTTE 42, Fairland 12 Haskell 27, KETCHUM 22 Hobart 10, MANGUM 7 Hulbert 33, PORTER 12 Morrison 30, PAWNEE 14 Mounds 18, LIBERTY 6 CHISHOLM 28, Okeene 14 Quapaw 20, OKLAHOMA UNION 12 Oklahoma Chr. 35, RINGLING 18 Stroud 28, COMMERCE 6 LUTHER 42, Tonkawa 7 TALIHINA 45, Wilburton 16 WALTERS 35, Wilson 0 Class A Beaver 35, STANTON CO. KAN. 6 Cashion 56, YALE 6 SNYDER 28, Central Marlow 7 HOOKER 20, Elkhart, Kan. 14 ELMORE CITY 31, Empire 12 Healdton 17, WAYNE 12 Hinton 28, WATONGA 20 Hollis 30, WELLINGTON, TEXAS 17 Konawa 14, QUINTON 7 COMMUNITY CHR. 24, Okla. Christian Aca. 17 FAIRVIEW 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 CROSSINGS CHR. 34, Rejoice Christian 28 APACHE 35, Rush Springs 12 CORDELL 35, Sayre 7 BOOKER, TEXAS 28, Texhoma 21 SUMMIT CHR. 22, Warner 20 Class B Alex 56, CADDO 6 Allen 42, WETUMKA 28 Bluejacket 52, WELCH 6 ARKOMA 54, Bokoshe 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Bray-Doyle 0 WAUKOMIS 38, Buffalo 8 STROTHER 42, Canadian 12 Depew 56, HAILEYVILLE 6 OAKS 44, Gans 16 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Laverne 48, BOISE CITY 28 CYRIL 34, Life Christian 6 Merritt 40, CORN BIBLE 18 CHEROKEE 50, Pioneer 0 TIMBERLAKE 34, Ringwood 32 Sasakwa 28, MACOMB 20 SEILING 46, Sharon-Mutual 36 South Coffeyville 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 6 TURPIN 34, Tyrone 14 RYAN 30, Waurika 24 Webbers Falls 40, PORUM 12 DAVENPORT 56, Weleetka 32 DEWAR 52, Woodland 6 Class C Balko 34, MOSCOW, KAN. 6 SW COVENANT 48, Destiny Christian 34 WAYNOKA32, Duke 20 TIPTON 28, Fox 24 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Midway 38 Regent Prep 42, PRUE 8 Shattuck 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 Thackerville 38, TEMPLE 34 Wesleyan Christian 34, COPAN 12 Saturday's Games Class 3A Lincoln Christian 35, Davis 21 (at Choctaw) Jones28, Vian 13 (at Choctaw) *Home team in CAPS
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Zach Zenner has made the most of his opportunities with the Detroit Lions, leading the league with 162 yards rushing through three preseason games.Zenner isn't paying attention to the relative hype he has generated."I keep my head in the sand for a lot of that stuff," he said in his aw-shucks fashion.The former South Dakota State star has one more shot in a preseason...
Swashbuckling rookie RB Zach Zenner has a shot with Lions
By LARRY LAGE, Associated Press | Sep 2, 2015ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Zach Zenner has made the most of his opportunities with the Detroit Lions, leading the league with 162 yards rushing through three preseason games. Zenner isn't paying attention to the relative hype he has generated. "I keep my head in the sand for a lot of that stuff," he said in his aw-shucks fashion. The former South Dakota State star has one more shot in a preseason game to show he deserves to stay with the team. He will probably get the ball a lot Thursday night when Detroit (2-1) hosts the Buffalo Bills during an exhibition in which both teams are planning to rest their starters. Fellow rookie Amir Abdullah, a second-round pick with a job secured, laments that the preseason drags along. Zenner is just looking forward to displaying his swashbuckling style at least one more time. "Every preseason game is very important, especially for a guy like me as an undrafted free agent," Zenner said. "Those opportunities, not everyone gets them." No, they don't. Zenner survived a wave of cuts earlier this week after zigging and zagging around defenders, breaking some tackles and displaying he's got at least a touch of speed against some of the best football players in the world. Some have been surprised that the player from the second-tier of college football has been effective against NFL players, including some first-string defenders last week in Jacksonville, but Abdullah has simply shrugged his shoulders. "I expected it," said Abdullah, who Detroit drafted out of Nebraska. "We played South Dakota State in 2013 and his first run was like a 50-yard touchdown. I think he ran for like 220 on us. At that point, I knew what kind of player he was going to be." The Eagan, Minnesota, native was a quarterback in high school when Vikings star Adrian Peterson once watched his team play from the sideline. The 5-foot-11, 222-pound Zenner went on to South Dakota State, where he became the first running back in NCAA Division I history to rush for at least 2,000 yards in three straight seasons. He finished his career with 6,548 yards on 1,095 carries with 61 touchdowns, but the Football Championship Subdivision All-American wasn't selected in the NFL draft. Zenner provided a glimpse of what he could do in his first preseason game, running for 55 yards on 13 carries against the New York Jets. He had 81 yards on the ground and through the air in his second game at Washington. Playing with and against some starters and later with reserves, Zenner had a 41-yard run against the Jaguars last week and finished with 85 yards on eight attempts. "We got a steal in Zenner," said Joique Bell, Detroit's top running back. "That kid there, his numbers speak for itself. Hard running. Hard-nosed. Does everything right." ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow Larry Lage at www.twitter.com/larrylage
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 11 a.m. — Miami Cent. vs. Dematha — ESPN (Cox 29) Noon — Spartanburg vs. Wakulla — ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m. — Benedictine vs. Cent. Catholic — ESPNU (Cox 253) 4 p.m. — Arlington Martin vs. Desoto — ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m. — Peachtree Ridge vs. Archer — ESPNU (Cox 253) 8 p.m. — De La Salle vs. Trinity — ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9 p.m. — Chandler vs. Bishop Gorman — ESPNU (Cox 253) COLLEGE...
Sports on TV: Saturday, Aug. 29
By Todd Schoenthaler | Aug 29, 2015HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 11 a.m. — Miami Cent. vs. Dematha — ESPN (Cox 29) Noon — Spartanburg vs. Wakulla — ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m. — Benedictine vs. Cent. Catholic — ESPNU (Cox 253) 4 p.m. — Arlington Martin vs. Desoto — ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m. — Peachtree Ridge vs. Archer — ESPNU (Cox 253) 8 p.m. — De La Salle vs. Trinity — ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9 p.m. — Chandler vs. Bishop Gorman — ESPNU (Cox 253) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2:30 p.m. — N. Dakota St. at Montana — ESPN (Cox 29) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. — OKC at El Paso — KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon — Detroit at Toronto — MLBN (Cox 264) 3 p.m. — Boston at N.Y. Mets — FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m. — St. Louis at San Francisco — FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 6 p.m. — N.Y. Yankees at Atlanta — FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m. — Baltimore at Texas — FSOK (Cox 37) 8 p.m. — Chi. Cubs at L.A. Dodgers — KTOK-AM 1000/ 9pm MLBN (Cox 264) JIP NFL PRESEASON 3 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Buffalo — NFLNET (Cox 252) 6 p.m. — Minnesota at Dallas — KOCB-34 (Cox 11)/KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m. — Seattle at San Diego — KWTV-9 (Cox 10) AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m. — Truck Practice — FS1 (Cox 67) 11:15 a.m. — Xfinity Qualifying — NBCSN (Cox 251) 12:30 p.m. — IndyCar Practice — NBCSN (Cox 251) 2 p.m. — Xfinity Series — NBCSN (Cox 251) 4:30 p.m. — Truck Qualifying — NBCSN (Cox 251) 5:30 p.m. — IndyCar Qualifying — NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 6 a.m. — Czech Masters — GOLF (Cox 60) Noon — The Barclays — GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m. — The Barclays — KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2 p.m. — Dick's Sporting Goods — GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m. — LPGA: Yokohama Tire — GOLF (Cox 60) 6 p.m. — Portland Open — GOLF (Cox 60) HORSE RACING 3 p.m. — Travers Stake — KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MEN'S TENNIS Noon — Winston-Salem Open — ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN'S TENNIS 2 p.m. — Connecticut Open — ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN'S SOCCER 6:45 a.m. — New. UnitedFC vs. ArsenalFC — NBCSN (Cox 251) 9 a.m. — Barclays Premier League — USA (Cox 34) 11:30 a.m. — Tottenham vs. Everton — KFOR-4 (Cox 4) WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL 10 a.m. — LSU vs. Rice — LHN (Cox 274) 12:30 p.m. — UC Irvine at Texas — LHN (Cox 274) 5 p.m. — Rice vs. UC Irvine — LHN (Cox 274) 7:30 p.m. — LSU vs. Texas — LHN (Cox 274) ARENA FOOTBALL 6 p.m. — Jacksonville vs. San Jose — ESPN (Cox 29) WNBA 6 p.m. — Chicago at Atlanta — NBATV (Cox 256) BOXING 9 p.m. — Leo S. Cruz vs. Ab. Mares — ESPN (Cox 29) LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES 11:30 a.m. — International Final — KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m. — U.S. Final — KOCO-5 (Cox 8)
EDMOND — It took less than 10 minutes combined for players and coaches from all three Edmond high schools to devour 90 wings Sunday. It wasn’t pretty, but it was pure entertainment to kick off the high school football season with the seventh annual Edlam Wing Eating Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings. Edmond Santa Fe kept the trophy — yes, there’s a trophy — by completing all three rounds of 10...
Edmond Santa Fe wins annual Edlam wing eating contest
Jacob Unruh | Aug 16, 2015EDMOND — It took less than 10 minutes combined for players and coaches from all three Edmond high schools to devour 90 wings Sunday. It wasn’t pretty, but it was pure entertainment to kick off the high school football season with the seventh annual Edlam Wing Eating Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings. Edmond Santa Fe kept the trophy — yes, there’s a trophy — by completing all three rounds of 10 wings apiece in a total of 4 minutes, 39 seconds. “We went over a game strategy right before we started with our coach,” Santa Fe senior tight end Jack Garrett said. “He’s a stud and we did what he told us to do.” Garrett opened the competition by obliterating the wings in 1:38. Senior offensive lineman Jacob Goss then completed the second round in 1:40 and assistant coach Andy Rasmussen finished the final round in 1:21. Santa Fe has only lost the competition twice with the most recent being a day when Rasmussen was not available to compete. Memorial finished second with senior offensive lineman Ethan Walker (2:22), senior defensive lineman Leontre Singleton (1:34) and assistant coach Harland Warrior (1:36) combining for a time of 5:32. Singleton finished with the top time in the second round. “I loved eating the wings and just being here with my teammates and my coach,” Singleton said. North assistant Xavier Smith (3:30), senior defensive back Adam Chapman (2:10) and sophomore defensive back Jace Rosser (3:24) combining to finish in 9:04.
Aug 16, 2015
The event will be held in the lobby of the McGuinness High School gymnasium, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30. The school is located at 801 NW 50 Street in Oklahoma City.
High school notebook: Oklahoman Media Day is Wednesday
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 16, 2015The Oklahoman's annual Fall Sports Media Day has been set for Wednesday at McGuinness High School. The event will be held in the lobby of the gymnasium, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30. The school is located at 801 NW 50 Street in Oklahoma City. Each Oklahoma City-area high school participating in football, fastpitch softball, cross country, volleyball and fall baseball is encouraged to bring athletes to meet The Oklahoman's high school coverage team for interviews, videos and photos that will be used throughout the upcoming season. Contact Scott Wright at email@example.com for further information. MUSTANG’S JAKOLBY LONG SETTING UP COLLEGE VISITS Following a recent scholarship offer from Iowa State, Mustang senior Jakolby Long is beginning to set up college visits. The basketball standout is set to take official visits to Georgia and Iowa State as he tries to narrow down his college options. Long also has more than a dozen offers, including Oklahoma State, Wichita State, SMU, Kansas State and Texas Tech in the Midwest. Long has been heavily pursued in the Southeast as well, with programs like Mississippi and South Carolina showing interest in addition to Geogria. The 6-foot-4 guard, who was a Super 5 selection for The Oklahoman last spring, led Mustang to an undefeated season and Class 6A state championship last year, averaging 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game. He has had an impressive summer playing for Oklahoma City’s Athletes First AAU team as well. EDLAM WING CHALLENGE GOES TO SANTA FE It took less than 10 minutes combined for players and coaches from all three Edmond high schools to devour 90 buffalo wings Sunday. It wasn’t pretty but it was pure entertainment to kick off the high school football season with the seventh annual Edlam Wing Eating Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings. Edmond Santa Fe kept the trophy — yes, there’s a trophy — by completing all three rounds in a total of 4 minutes, 39 seconds. “We went over a game strategy right before we started with our coach,” Santa Fe senior tight end Jack Garrett said. “He’s a stud, and we did what he told us to do.” Garrett opened the competition by obliterating the required 10 wings in 1:38. Senior offensive lineman Jacob Goss then completed the second round in 1:40 and assistant coach Andy Rasmussen finished the final round in 1:21. Santa Fe has only lost the competition twice with the most recent being a day when Rasmussen was not available to compete. Memorial finished second with senior offensive lineman Ethan Walker (2:22), senior defensive lineman Leontre Singleton (1:34) and assistant coach Harland Warrior (1:36) combining for a time of 5:32. North assistant Xavier Smith (3:30), senior defensive back Adam Chapman (2:10) and sophomore defensive back Jace Rosser (3:24) combining to finish in 9:04.