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Nathan Thompson will call the game with analyst Mike Ziegenhorn and sideline reporters Rod Thompson and Deion Imade.
Media notes: Cox to air Tulsa Union-Jenks Class 6A-I semifinal game at 7 p.m. Friday
By Mel Bracht Staff Writer mbracht@Oklahoman.com | Nov 16, 2015Cox Communications plans to air the Tulsa Union vs. Jenks Class 6A-I semifinal football game from Owasso High School at 7 p.m. Friday on The Cox Channel (3 and 703) and www.coxhshub.com. Nathan Thompson will call the game with analyst Mike Ziegenhorn and sideline reporters Rod Thompson and Deion Imade. No. 2 Jenks (9-1) beat No. 1 Tulsa Union (9-2) 45-27 in a Sept. 11 meeting at TU's H.A. Chapman Stadium. Short takes •ESPN's "College GameDay" will be in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday (8-11 a.m.) to preview the Michigan State at Ohio State game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC. After missing on his OU-Baylor pick, analyst Lee Corso fell to 3-8 this season on his headgear selections. ABC's No. 1 broadcast team of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox will call the game. •OU will appear on ABC's prime-time game for the second week in a row when it hosts TCU at 7 p.m. Saturday. ABC has assigned Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe to call the game. •Cox's winter sports schedule includes three wrestling meets, six boys basketball games and six girls basketball games. Cox also will air the OSSAA Class 5A and Class 6A swimming championships and seven games from the Class 5A and Class 6A boys and girls basketball state finals. Games involving Oklahoma City area teams include Norman North at Deer Creek on Jan. 12 and Edmond Santa Fe at Edmond North on Jan. 29 in boys and girls basketball and Choctaw at Edmond North in wrestling on Feb. 2.
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: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 12, 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: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 11, 2015
NORMAN — Riley Nolan credits a starting NFL defensive tackle for giving him the confidence to walk on at Oklahoma. “Brandon Williams is a huge reason I’m here,” Nolan said. As a true freshman at Missouri Southern, Nolan practiced against Williams, now a starter for the Baltimore Ravens. “We’d do one-on-ones every day, and I’d have to block Brandon,” Nolan said. “He was a total freak, so I knew...
Walk-On Wednesday: Norman North product Riley Nolan transferred to OU to pursue his dream
Jason Kersey | Nov 11, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3925003[/img] NORMAN — Riley Nolan credits a starting NFL defensive tackle for giving him the confidence to walk on at Oklahoma. “Brandon Williams is a huge reason I’m here,” Nolan said. As a true freshman at Missouri Southern, Nolan practiced against Williams, now a starter for the Baltimore Ravens. “We’d do one-on-ones every day, and I’d have to block Brandon,” Nolan said. “He was a total freak, so I knew that I had what it took if I got that chance to play at OU, maybe I could do something.” Nolan, a junior offensive guard, is the latest to be featured in The Oklahoman’s Walk-on Wednesday series, which focuses each week on a non-scholarship OU football player. Nolan played at Norman North, and while he received some recruiting attention from some smaller Division I schools, he felt like he wasn’t quite ready for that out of high school. He went the Division II route, enrolling at Missouri Southern, where he redshirted as a true freshman. After that season, he decided to pursue his dream of being a Sooner. “I always wanted to play OU football since I was a little kid,” Nolan said. He ran into a little bit of a problem, though, when he tried to leave Missouri Southern. His coach wouldn’t release him. “He told me some really harsh things and didn’t want to let me go,” Riley said. “I just told him that I was following my dream. Finally, I got out of it and got my release and talked to Coach (Bill) Bedenbaugh. I sent him my film and he liked me, and decided it would be good for me to come walk on here.” He’s now in his third year at OU and although he hasn’t appeared in any games yet, said he doesn’t regret anything. “There’s barely any discrepancy between the two,” he said of the divide between scholarship players and walk-ons. “Frank Shannon is my next door neighbor. Sam Grant’s my roommate, and Ruben Hunter, another walk-on, is also my roommate. We all hang out all the time. “All the offensive line is really close. It’s cool that everyone includes everyone. It’s truly a family here.” Here’s a complete list of our past “Walk-on Wednesday” features: 11/11/15: Offensive lineman Riley Nolan 11/04/15: Linebacker Cade NewHouse-Parker10/28/15: Offensive lineman Dylan Hartsook10/21/15: Fullback Jaxon Uhles 10/14/15: Defensive back Jesse Walker 10/07/15: Offensive lineman Nick Hardaway09/30/15: Deep snapper Jack Aubel09/23/15: Linebacker Ruben Hunter09/02/15: Defensive back Cole Swayze11/26/14: Defensive tackle Kane Snowden11/19/14: Wide receiver Grant Bothun11/05/14: Defensive back Najee Bissoon10/29/14: Kicker Nick Hodgson10/15/14: Tight end Connor Knight10/01/14: Defensive end Mitch Tate09/17/14: Kicker Eric Hosek09/03/14: Defensive back Brandon Young08/27/14: Linebacker Caleb Gastelum
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 7, 2015
Southmoore will host Edmond Santa Fe in a first-round Class 6A playoff game.
High school football: Southmoore trims Norman North, clinches home field advantage in playoffs
By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Nov 7, 2015NORMAN — Norman North, in need of a win in its regular season finale to secure a home playoff game, had high-powered Southmoore on the ropes early Friday night at Harve Collins Field. But quarterback Casey Thompson and the SaberCats overcame a 14-point deficit and won, 38-35, on a 42-yard field goal by Chris Nemecek with 3:21 left in the game. Thompson accounted for 315 yards of offense and four touchdowns as Southmoore (9-1, 5-1) earned the right to host a playoff game against Edmond Santa Fe. The Timberwolves drove to the Southmoore 30-yard-line with about 30 seconds to play, but quarterback Cameron Hardesty lost seven yards on a sack and then misfired on two passes to end the game. Nemecek called his game-winning boot, which hit the crossbar, the “biggest kick of my career.” “I just had to hit it, that's it,” he said. Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark spoke of a “second season” when addressing his players after the game. “It wasn't a pretty game; a lot of things didn't go our way, but our kids kept fighting,” he said. “I told them the regular season's over and now we're into the playoffs. That's where we wanted to be and we got that home playoff game.” Hardesty and Quan Hogan carried the load for Norman North (7-3, 4-3), which finished third in District 6-I-2 and has to play defending Class 6A champ Jenks on the road in next week's playoff opener. Hardesty completed 24-of-34 passes for 278 and two touchdowns and Hogan rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries as the Timberwolves amassed 465 yards of total offense. Norman North, which led 21-14 with time running out in the second quarter, surrendered a 21-yard run out of punt formation by Dunya Rice to give the SaberCats a first down at the Norman North 28-yard line with 28 seconds left in the first half. Two plays later, Thompson found Quindon Lewis in the back of the end zone to tie the game at 21. Southmoore took its first lead of the game on its first possession of the third quarter, with Thompson directing a 78-yard drive that culminated with a 1-yard touchdown run by Darrian Moss (16 carries, 110 yards). Trailing 28-21, the Timberwolves drove to the Southmoore 1-yard line on their next possession, but Hogan lost a fumble as he fought to cross the goal line. Southmoore took over at the 20-yard line on the touchback. “Obviously it would have been nice to play another game here next week and we came up a little short on that,” said Timberwolves coach Brent Barnes. “I couldn't be more proud of my guys and the effort they gave and the way that they played and they fought for four quarters.”
Nov 4, 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: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 4, 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: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 1, 2015
With Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer’s announcement that he would retire after the season, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is likely to move up to the top spot on the list of longest-serving active coaches.
OU football journal: Frank Beamer's retirement moves Bob Stoops up list
By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer | Nov 1, 2015With Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer's announcement that he would retire after the season, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is likely to move up to the top spot on the list of longest-serving active coaches. Stoops is tied with Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, who also took over for the 1999 season. Stoops was hired days before Ferentz, though. Stoops has been second, behind Beamer who began with the Hokies in 1987. Here are the top five active coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision: 1. Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech), 1987 2T. Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), 1999 2T. Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), 1999 4. Gary Patterson (TCU), 2000 5T. Mark Richt (Georgia), 2001 5T. Gary Pinkel (Missouri), 2001 SOONERS HAVE FUN WITH FANS Near the end of Oklahoma's 62-7 win over Kansas on Saturday, the Sooners players were in a jovial mood. Running back Joe Mixon stood on the bench, alternating between waving his arms at the large crowd of Sooners fans behind him and tossing a football with cornerback Jordan Thomas. Linebacker Eric Striker also got involved, joking with the OU fans nearby and even tossing the football into the stands for a quick game of catch with a young Sooners fan. After the game finally ended, Striker returned to the spot just in front of the stands near midfield and waved his arms. “Who's your favorite college football player?” Striker shouted. “Eric Striker,” they responded, nearly in unison. UHLES FAMILY ENJOYS THE WIN In the seconds after the win, Oklahoma sophomore fullback Jaxon Uhles found his parents, Holly and Ron Uhles, in the front row of Memorial Stadium and shared a hug and a quick picture. It was a special moment for the family. Jaxon Uhles was a standout at Norman North and signed with Pittsburg State (Kan.) out of high school but the draw of home — and the chance to play for the Sooners —was too much to avoid and he transferred to Oklahoma and walked on to the football team. Uhles has been a special teams regular this season but saw time on offense a bit Saturday during the second half of the blowout. “Just to see his hard work really pay off is kind of emotional really,” Ron Uhles said. Ron remembered bringing his young son to an OU-Kansas game in, he believes, 2001. “We came here as a kid and now you're suiting up as a Sooner,” Ron Uhles texted his son Saturday morning. Uhles' uncle, Ric Uhles, played for Oklahoma's 1985 national title team and his grandmother, Jequita Uhles, was a cheerleader for the 1953 team. QUOTABLE Frank Shannon, Oklahoma linebacker, on the Sooners handling the atmosphere at Kansas' Memorial Stadium on Saturday: “Coach (Bob) Stoops, he emphasized to us all week that we needed to create our own energy going into this game based on the crowd, how quiet it is here. I feel like we did a real good job of doing that before the game. "We came out ready to play." EXTRA POINTS Nick Hodgson hit his first career field goal attempt, a 33-yarder, late in Saturday's game. … The Sooners' 16-game winning streak against Iowa State is its longest active streak. The second longest is Kansas, which the Sooners have beaten 11 consecutive times. … Both P.L. Lindley and Khalil Haughton had their first career sacks vs. Kansas.
Nov 1, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second...
High school football: Class 6A and 5A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Nov 1, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second Edmond Santa Fe: Third with win and Putnam City win or Edmond Memorial win. Third with loss, Edmond Memorial loss and Putnam City win. Fourth with Edmond Memorial loss and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Memorial win and Putnam City win. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Fourth with win and Edmond Santa Fe win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and Putnam City win. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Putnam City: Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial loss and Edmond Santa Fe win. District 6A-I-2 Key Games: Mustang at Moore, Owasso at Putnam North, Southmoore at Norman North, Tulsa Union at Edmond North. Tulsa Union: First. Southmoore: Second with win. Third with loss. Norman North: Second with win. Third with loss. Mustang: Fourth with win or Edmond North loss. Edmond North: Fourth with win and Mustang loss. District 6A-II-1 Key Games: Bixby at Sand Springs. Tulsa Washington: First. Bartlesville: Second. Sand Springs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Bixby: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 6A-II 2 Key Games: Choctaw at Lawton, Putnam West at Enid, Stillwater at Lawton Eisenhower. Lawton: First. Midwest City: Second with Stillwater loss. Third with Stillwater win. Stillwater: Second with win. Third with loss and Putnam West loss. Fourth with loss and Putnam West win. Putnam West: Third with win and Stillwater loss. Fourth with win and Stillwater win. Choctaw: Fourth with win and Enid win. Fourth with loss and Enid win where Enid gains 22 or fewer district points on Choctaw. Enid: Fourth with win and Choctaw loss where Enid gains 23 or more district points on Choctaw. District 5A-1 Key Games: Ardmore at Duncan, Chickasha at Del City. Lawton MacArthur: First. Altus: Second. Ardmore: Third with win or Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Duncan: Third with win and Chickasha win. Fourth with win and Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Del City: Fourth with win and Ardmore win. District 5A-2 Key Games: Deer Creek at Guthrie, McGuinness at Piedmont, Southeast at Carl Albert. McGuinness: First. Guthrie: Second with win. Third with loss. Deer Creek: Second with win. Third with loss. Carl Albert: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Piedmont loss. Piedmont: Fourth with win and Carl Albert loss. District 5A-3 Key Games: Durant at Tulsa Kelley, Tulsa Memorial at McAlester. Skiatook: First. McAlester: Second with win or Tulsa Kelley win. Third with loss and Durant win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with McAlester win or win and Tulsa Memorial win. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Durant win. Fourth with Tulsa Kelley win. Fourth with loss and Durant win where Tulsa Memorial loses 11 or fewer district points to Durant. Durant: Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial win. Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial loss where Durant gains 12 or more district points on Tulsa Memorial. District 5A-4 Key Games: Collinsville at Tulsa East Central, Tahlequah at Coweta, Tulsa Edison at Grove. Coweta: First with win. Second with loss. Tahlequah: First with win. Second with loss and Collinsville loss. Third with loss and Collinsville win. Collinsville: Second with win and Coweta win. Third with win and Coweta loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 19 or fewer district points to Tulsa Edison. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 20 or more district points to Tulsa Edison. Pryor: Fourth with Collinsville win or Tulsa Edison loss. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 20 or more district points on Collinsville. Fourth with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 19 or fewer district points on Collinsville.
Oct 31, 2015
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Even living halfway across the country, Charles Tapper’s mom, Rhonda Tapper, is at most Oklahoma games. But Saturday, Rhonda couldn’t make it to Lawrence for Oklahoma’s 62-7 win over Kansas. “She had to stay back at home for this one,” Charles Tapper said. His mom missed a huge day, as Tapper had three sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries. It was the first sacks of the season...
OU football journal: Sooners’ Charles Tapper tallies three sacks, two forced fumbles
By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Oct 31, 2015LAWRENCE, Kan. — Even living halfway across the country, Charles Tapper’s mom, Rhonda Tapper, is at most Oklahoma games. But Saturday, Rhonda couldn’t make it to Lawrence for Oklahoma’s 62-7 win over Kansas. “She had to stay back at home for this one,” Charles Tapper said. His mom missed a huge day, as Tapper had three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. It was the first sacks of the season for the senior from Baltimore. “It was just one of them days,” he said. “I told coach, ‘If you’re hot, why not?’ You just keep playing. He kept letting me go.” After recording 5 1/2 sacks as a sophomore in 2013, he had just one last season and none this season coming into Saturday’s game. “I was getting nervous,” Tapper said of the fear that he’d made his last sack. “I was finally able to crack it open. Hope I can keep getting them throughout the season.” Tapper said he was “timid” earlier in the season but that has faded away. “The last couple of games, we’re really starting to see him come on and it couldn’t be at a better time to get another playmaker up front,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “He has all the ability in the world. Just putting it all together, it was fun to see today. I’m happy for Tap.” Oklahoma held Kansas to just 216 yards of total offense and just 35 rushing yards. On his way to the bus, Tapper pulled out his phone and called his mom. INJURY REPORT Oklahoma lost starting left guard Jonathan Alvarez early in the game to a sprained right knee. Alvarez remained down for several minutes after the injury, which came on the first play of Oklahoma’s third drive, and was helped off the field. After the drive ended, he walked under his own power to the locker room and returned to the sideline before halftime but never came back in the game. “He could have played but we chose not to play him,” Bob Stoops said. Linebackers Devante Bond and Jordan Evans missed the game with continuing injuries. Bond did not dress out and wore a boot to protect his high-ankle sprain, suffered against West Virginia in early October. Evans did dress out and went through warmups but appeared to be an emergency option only. “We feel pretty optimistic he’ll be back this week,” Bob Stoops said of Evans. “Devante, it’s hard to say. He’s been really close, just being able to get that last little bit of strength to push off like he needs.” Cornerback Zack Sanchez was also in a boot and missed the game after suffering a sprained ankle against Texas Tech. “I don’t believe he’ll be set for this week,” Stoops said. “They’re optimistic after that that he should be ready.” OFFENSE KEEPS ROLLING Since the loss to Texas, in which the Sooners scored just 17 points, Oklahoma’s offense has been on a roll. OU has scored a combined 180 points in its last three games, scoring at least 55 points in each game. The Sooners had scored 55 or more points once in the 39 games before that with the 59-14 win at Iowa State last season being the only other game with at least that many points. “It’s week to week and the last three weeks we’ve done some good things,” Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said. “But it’ll be another challenge next week and the coming weeks after that. You just try to do as best you can each week but there’s no question we’re improving and heading in the direction that we want to overall.” FUMBLE SETS UP KU SCORE About the only thing that went wrong for the Sooners, outside of Alvarez’s injury, was Sterling Shepard’s muffed punt late in the first quarter that set up the Jayhawks’ lone score of the game. Shepard lost the ball at the Sooners 29 and the Jayhawks converted twice on third down to finish off the drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass on third and nine for the score. “I don’t believe they were in the red zone again outside of that,” Bob Stoops said. “They did great.” Kansas never made it closer than the OU 39 the rest of the day. SEIBERT BOUNCES BACK Freshman kicker Austin Seibert had a big start to his career, nailing his first 10 field goal tries. But Seibert missed his only field goal try against Texas Tech and then doinked a 31-yarder off the right upright to leave the Sooners scoreless on their first possession against Kansas. Seibert bounced back later in the half, making a season-long 46 yarder. “I don’t know exactly what happened but I wound up pushing it right and it hit off the post. That’s unfortunate,” Seibert said. “But I went in there and made that 46 yarder so I’m just forgetting about it, just putting it through and moving on to the next kick.” For a player who didn’t go through much in the way of adversity early in the season, it was important to show resilience after some struggles. “It does help,” Seibert said. “It gave me another chance to go in there and hit it and I need to prove that I can do that because I need to show that I can still make field goals after I miss. “Doing that, gave me a little more of a confidence boost. You can’t doubt yourself. If might not have been the prettiest, but it went through.” BIG-PLAY DAY Oklahoma had nine plays go for 20 or more yards, including four receptions by Sterling Shepard. Here’s a look at the Sooners’ five biggest plays: 1. Joe Mixon’s68-yard touchdown catch from Baker Mayfield to put OU up 7-0 just more than five minutes into the game. 2. Alex Ross’ 54-yard run early in the fourth with the Sooners up 55-7. Ross later fumbled on the drive. 3. Shepard’s 41-yard reception on the game’s opening play. The drive eventually ended in a missed field goal. 4. Samaje Perine’s 36-yard run on OU’s third drive of the game set up Mayfield’s touchdown pass to Durron Neal two plays later. 5. Shepard’s 35-yard reception on the final drive of the first half — a five-play, 80-yard drive that lasted just 0:54. Shepard stretched out for the goal line but didn’t quite reach it before going down and Perine picked it up with a 1-yard run on the next play to put the Sooners up 38-7 at halftime. UHLES FAMILY ENJOYS THE WIN In the seconds after the win, Oklahoma sophomore fullback Jaxon Uhles found his parents, Holly and Ron Uhles, in the front row of Memorial Stadium and shared a hug and a quick picture. It was a special moment for the family. Jaxon Uhles was a standout at Norman North and signed with Pittsburg State out of high school but the draw of home — and the chance to play for the Sooners — was too much to pass up and he transferred to Oklahoma and walked on to the football team. Uhles has been a special teams regular this season but saw time on offense Saturday during the second half of the blowout. “Just to see his hard work really pay off is kind of emotional really,” Ron Uhles said. Ron remembered bringing his young son to an OU-Kansas game in, he believes, 2001. “We came here as a kid and now you’re suiting up as a Sooner,” Ron Uhles texted his son Saturday morning. Uhles’ uncle, Ric Uhles, played for Oklahoma’s 1985 national title team and his grandmother, Jequita Uhles, was a cheerleader for the 1953 team. QUOTABLES Kansas junior safety Fish Smithson on Mayfield: “He did a great job of taking bad plays and turning them into good ones. But also he didn’t make a lot of mistakes.” Jayhawks coach David Beaty on the upcoming month of November in the Big 12: “I think one of the things that is exciting for our conference is really those matchups are really yet to come. … Going to be some good football in the Big 12 down the stretch.”
With meteorologists essentially guaranteeing heavy rain and thunderstorms Friday night, a few teams have decided to reschedule their games from Friday to Thursday. Do you know of a game that is being moved from Friday to Thursday? Please email information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the full schedule of Thursday night games, with an asterisk noting the games that were originally scheduled...
Updated list of high school football games being moved to Thursday because of impending weather
scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Oct 28, 2015With meteorologists essentially guaranteeing heavy rain and thunderstorms Friday night, a few teams have decided to reschedule their games from Friday to Thursday. Do you know of a game that is being moved from Friday to Thursday? Please email information to email@example.com. Here is the full schedule of Thursday night games, with an asterisk noting the games that were originally scheduled for Friday, but have been moved: Class 6A *Midwest City at Lawton *Moore at Norman North, 7:30 p.m. Norman at Putnam City Class 5A Deer Creek at Southeast Class 4A *Vinita at Oologah *Fort Gibson at Poteau Class 3A *Bethel at Jones *Bridge Creek at Madill Okmulgee at Tulsa Rogers Class 2A *Oklahoma Christian at Christian Heritage *Washington at Walters. 7:30 p.m. Class A Quinton at Hilldale JV *Central Marlow at Ringling, 7:30 p.m. Class B Alex at Maysville Class C Bokoshe at Webbers Falls *Thackerville at Fox, 7:30 p.m. *Denotes game originally scheduled for Friday. All games at 7 p.m. unless noted.
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
Running backs Terran Daniel and AaRon Kinchion combined for 144 yards and two touchdowns on the ground as the Broncos hung on for a 21-14 win at Bronco Stadium.
High school football: Mustang ground game is the difference as Broncos upend Owasso
By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Oct 23, 2015MUSTANG — Knowing they desperately needed a win to stay in the Class 6A-I playoff hunt, the Mustang Broncos — usually known for their pass-heavy offense — threw Owasso a curve on Friday night, grinding it out between the tackles. The unusual — well, for Mustang at least — strategy worked. Running backs Terran Daniel and AaRon Kinchion combined for 144 yards and two touchdowns on the ground as the Broncos hung on for a 21-14 win at Bronco Stadium. The win didn't clinch a playoff spot for Mustang (6-2, 3-2 6A-I-2), which faces a game at No. 1 Tulsa Union next week. But a loss to Owasso (3-4, 2-3) would have effectively knocked out the Broncos, who entered the game on a two-game skid, having lost to Norman North and Southmoore the past two weeks. “Every week is a playoff game for us,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “But we like where we're at. We're 6-2. A lot of people would like to be in our position.” Dombek said the Broncos made a commitment to the run game during practice this week, and it paid off. “We want to run the football,” he said. “We want to be physical and play defense. We've kind of sold out to it this week a little bit. It wasn't really anything that Owasso presented to us, because they were great up front. … We had a plan. The offensive coaches did a great job, and our kids executed it.” Mustang turned two third-quarter fumbles by the Rams into two touchdowns, which proved to be the difference. The first one came as Owasso appeared poised to break a 7-7 tie, having reached the Mustang 5 when receiver Jaylen Johnson fumbled and Kaden Truelove recovered for the Broncos at the 3. Mustang marched 97 yards, with Daniel scoring on a 10-yard run. Both teams then went three-and-out, but Owasso's Athanie Leeviraphan muffed Mustang's punt at his own 37 and Ping Harris recovered for the Broncos. Daniel, who had 16 carries for 65 yards, scored on a 3-yard run to put Mustang up 21-7. Daultoon Esmeyer broke free for a 56-yard touchdown run with 11:12 left to pull the Rams within 21-14, but they didn't cross midfield on any of their final three possessions, although with an asterisk. Quarterback Troy Hudson scrambled for 55 yards to the Mustang 13 in the final minutes, but the play was wiped out due to offsetting penalties — an illegal block on Owasso and a face mask on Mustang. Darion Richards' interception of a pass by Hudson with 1:11 left sealed the win for Mustang, which had two touchdowns in the fourth quarter called back due to penalty. Mustang had more than twice as many rushing plays (56) as passing plays (24). Kinchion led the Broncos with 17 carries for 79 yards and added a team-high five catches for 51 yards. “The holes were huge,” Kinchion said. “The O-line did great. The big holes were there and it made our job easy.” The second-half kickoff was delayed by about 10 minutes after an unidentified Owasso player collapsed in the locker room and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Dombeck said Owasso coach Bill Patterson told him the player's vital signs were good, even though the player was unresponsive.
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 19, 2015
Waters, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., on Monday amid a disciplinary situation at his former school.
High school notebook: Norman North's Lindy Waters no longer with team
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 19, 2015Highly recruited Norman North boys basketball player Lindy Waters III will no longer be attending the school. Waters, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., on Monday amid a disciplinary situation at his former school. Norman Public Schools officials could not confirm whether Waters left the school on his own, or if he had been suspended or dismissed. “We are not able to comment on any student's attendance status,” Alesha Leemaster, the district's director of public relations, told The Oklahoman. Waters gathered scholarship offers from a wide variety of schools over the summer, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Butler, Houston, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Mercer and several others. He also has multiple opportunities at Ivy League programs. IDABEL'S WELLS COMMITS TO WYOMING One of the state's top football prospects is off the board. Idabel's K.J. Wells verbally committed to Wyoming on Sunday, announcing his decision on his Twitter page. “Well it's official! I verbally committed to the university of Wyoming this morning,” he tweeted while on an official visit with the school. Wells is ranked No. 8 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of the state's top recruits for the 2016 class. He is being recruited as an athlete. He's played receiver and most recently quarterback for Idabel. Last season, he accounted for 27 touchdowns — 12 passing, 12 rushing and three receiving. Wells chose Wyoming over scholarship offers from Houston, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State, TCU and UTEP. Wyoming has now landed four Oklahomans from the 2016 class. Wells joins Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett, Ada linebacker Shiloh Windsor and Hollis offensive lineman Jace Webb as verbal commitments. MILLWOOD'S MICHELBY DAVIS OFFERED BY WESTERN ILLINOIS Millwood defensive end Michelby Davis received his first Division I scholarship offer on Monday, from Western Illinois. Davis, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior, plays a variety of roles for Millwood, including defensive end, tight end, wide receiver and kicker. UT-San Antonio, coached by Oklahoma native Larry Coker, has also been in to see him practice recently as well. LAWTON MAC SURVIVES TOUGH STRETCH Top-ranked Lawton MacArthur's comeback victory over No. 2 Ardmore was not only thrilling, but crucial in the Class 5A defending champion's pursuit of the District 5A-1 title. The Highlanders' 29-28 win concluded an undefeated three-week stretch against the heart of the district with Altus, Duncan and Ardmore, which left them atop the district as the lone undefeated team. “It's hard to look forward in our district,” Lawton MacArthur coach Brett Manning said. “We haven't been able to sit down and look at all of the possibilities and scenarios. It's been murder's row there in our schedule. I know it's the old cliché of one game at a time, but it's really been that way. “I really like where we are. I think we have set ourselves up to enter the playoffs in the best possible spot we could.” Lawton MacArthur (7-0, 4-0) has district games remaining against Chickasha, Del City and El Reno. Those three are a combined 4-8 in district play. The Highlanders won their games against Altus and Ardmore by a combined total of three points. “I'm telling you, Altus and Ardmore are very, very good teams,” Manning said. “I feel like coming out of that and winning those games, I feel very fortunate to be in the position we are. “It's also gratifying because I guarantee you there's nobody in the state that thought we would be where we are right now. We've still got a long ways to go to reach our goals, but losing 19 starters like we did off of last year's team, it feels really good to have such a good start this year.” Against Ardmore, receiver Jarviear Christon caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from JR Winningham with 58 seconds remaining. Manning then elected to go for the win and sent in safety Walter Neil to run their version of the wildcat formation. Lawton MacArthur ran the formation earlier in the game with a sweep to the right. This time, Neil went left, Christon delivered a big block and Neil converted the two-point play. HASLEY, MULLIGAN TAKE OJGT TITLES Piedmont's Dustin Hasley and Norman North's Kaitlin Milligan won the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour Tournament of Champions over the weekend. Hasley shot rounds of 70-69 for a 139 total at Lincoln Park West to edge Hydro's Kason Cook and Mooreland's Zac Owens by one shot. In the girls tournament, Milligan shot 77-72 for a six-stroke victory. Jordan Wilson of Edmond shot 75-73 to win the boys 12-14 age division by one shot.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made his mark early in Saturday's 55-0 blowout of Kansas State. He threw for 235 yards and five touchdowns in the first half and sent the Sooners' offense into cruise control after building a 35-0 lead. After the game, while much of the talk was focused on the disappointing loss to Texas a week earlier or the annihilation of the...
OU football journal: After big win, Sooners' quarterback Baker Mayfield ready for Texas Tech game
By Ryan Aber Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 17, 2015MANHATTAN, Kan. — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made his mark early in Saturday's 55-0 blowout of Kansas State. He threw for 235 yards and five touchdowns in the first half and sent the Sooners' offense into cruise control after building a 35-0 lead. After the game, while much of the talk was focused on the disappointing loss to Texas a week earlier or the annihilation of the Wildcats, Mayfield turned briefly toward the future. “Got a good one coming up next,” Mayfield said with a sideways glance and a grin. Mayfield, of course, knows who the Sooners are playing Saturday. That would be Texas Tech, Mayfield's original college home, where he became the first true freshman walk-on quarterback to start his team's season opener. Mayfield's relationship with Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury soured and he soon transferred to Oklahoma, where he sat out a year and eventually earned a scholarship before winning the job just before the season. SHEPARD LAYS 'EM OUT Sooners wide receiver Sterling Shepard had plenty of big plays in the win — four catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns. But he also had two memorable plays without the ball, one that helped spring running back Joe Mixon for a touchdown on Oklahoma's third drive of the game and another in the second quarter that helped set up another touchdown. On second-and-4 from the Wildcats' 10, the Sooners set up a bubble screen to Mixon, who was lined up wide. Shepard delivered a hit on Wildcats defender Donnie Starks that allowed Mixon to go for a 10-yard touchdown. Later in the half as Mayfield went scrambling after a broken play, Shepard cracked back downfield and delivered a crushing block on linebacker Elijah Lee at about the 17 to keep Mayfield untouched until he got inside the 5. Mayfield wound up picking up 28 on the play and two plays later, he hit Mark Andrews for a 3-yard touchdown pass. “Always want to keep people off your QB,” Shepard said. “That's the No. 1 thing. Shoulder was kinda already hurtin', so I was definitely trying to keep people off of him.” OVERTON COMES UP BIG Sitting in the locker room before the game, Oklahoma defensive tackle Matt Dimon could sense some nerves in freshman tackle Marquise Overton. Overton, the freshman from Jenks, hadn't played since the season opener against Akron and hadn't played any minutes with the game in the balance. “You can just tell in the pregame locker room,” Dimon said. “He's just sitting there, looks like someone just died or something.” But Overton shook off the nerves early. He didn't start but rotated in early and played for much of the game, finishing with two tackles including his first career sack early in the second half. “After the first series, it went by pretty fast,” Overton said. Matt Romar was suffering from a toe injury. He tried to go, but after after doing some drills before the game, Romar did not play. BOND OUT YET AGAIN Outside linebacker Devante Bond, who was one of the Sooners' best defenders early in the season, missed his second game after suffering a high ankle sprain vs. West Virginia. Bond traveled to Manhattan but watched the game wearing a boot on his left leg while P.L. Lindley started. MIKE STOOPS SHAKES UP SECONDARY One change Oklahoma made on the defensive side had nothing to do with injury. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops inserted junior Will Johnson into the game at nickelback and shifted Steven Parker from nickel to safety after Hatari Byrd struggled against Texas. “Knew after a tough Texas loss, just the lack of communication in the secondary (that) I might have to step up this weekend and be a factor in the secondary,” Johnson said. On the third defensive play of the game, Johnson came up and delivered a jarring hit on Wildcats' receiver Dominique Heath on a screen. “You worry, 'Are we helping ourselves in these two positions, or are we weakening ourselves?'” Mike Stoops said. “Will Johnson on the first third down comes up and stops the screen. That's good. I'm happy for Will. He's been waiting for his opportunity to play, and he'll continue to get that opportunity.” Johnson said he wasn't completely satisfied with his performance. “Felt like I played with good technique,” Johnson said. “Felt I could have made a couple of more plays. Solid, good start, something to build off of, but I know I can do better.” THE LAST TIME … Oklahoma shut out an opponent: Aug. 24, 2013 vs. Louisiana-Monroe (34-0) Kansas State was shut out in the first half: Sept. 25, 2010 vs. UCF Oklahoma shut out a conference opponent: Oct. 16, 2010 vs. Iowa State (52-0) An OU quarterback threw for five touchdowns in the first half: Nov. 8, 2003 vs. Texas A&M (Jason White) Kansas State was shut out: Nov. 16, 1996 at Colorado (12-0) Kansas State was shut out at home: Oct. 26, 1991 vs. Colorado (10-0) Kansas State was beaten by 55 points or more: Oct. 26, 1974 at Oklahoma (63-0) QUOTABLE * Matt Dimon, Sooners defensive tackle: “I feel like last week, we really didn't put the product on the field that we wanted to show everybody and I think that we were all definitely disappointed, and to come back this week … to respond the way we did today, to come into Manhattan and shellac 'em, was nice.” * Kenny Mossman, OU Senior Associate Athletic Director, on Twitter following the game, referring to the Sooners' massive travel delays Friday that had no ill effects Saturday: “Completely rethinking our team travel going forward.” * Sean Newlan, Wildcats defensive back, on KSU's recent rash on injuries and the Oklahoma onslaught: “It's a unique situation. I've never been a part of anything quite like this, but we're not going to use that as an excuse. We're going to keep finding ways to put points on the board, plugging away, making things happen.” * Kody Cook, Kansas State wide receiver/quarterback: “You're angry, you're disappointed and it's frustrating. Obviously, we didn't expect to get shut out. We thought we had a good game plan.” LARGE GROUP OF STATE HIGH SCHOOLERS VISIT K-STATE At least seven Oklahoma high school prospects visited Manhattan on Saturday, including four players from Norman North. Running back Quan Hogan and offensive lineman Walker Reed, both seniors, and juniors Charlie Kolar, a tight end/wide receiver, and linebacker Cade Mashburn were Kansas State visitors for the game against Oklahoma. Other state players who visited for the game were 2017 prospects Tony Rayburn II, a Deer Creek athlete, Lawton running back Tre Curry and McGuinness wide receiver Rubell Goe. Rayburn's father, Tony Rayburn, played for the Sooners from 1982-86. EXTRA POINTS With the Sooners leading 42-0 early in the second half and with Kansas State fans clearing out the stadium already, eliminating much ambient noise, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was clearly still engaged in the game. Stoops' screaming could be heard throughout the press box as he tried — from afar — to get his defense into the correct alignment. ... Linebacker Jordan Evans left the game in the second half with an injury, which Bob Stoops said he didn't think was serious. Frank Shannon replaced Evans after the injury. … Austin Seibert stayed perfect on the season with two field goals, his ninth and 10th of the season, extending his school record for most consecutive made field goals to start a career. … Zack Sanchez had his 10th and 11th career interceptions, returning the second 38 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter. … Jordan Wade made his first start of the season at defensive tackle. … Jordan Thomas had his third interception of the season on Kansas State's second possession of the game.
Oct 16, 2015
The Timberwolves' first possession was nearly the only thing they did wrong the entire night.
High school football: Norman North overwhelms Edmond North, 56-0
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 16, 2015NORMAN —Norman North football coach Brent Barnes was concerned Friday night that the Timberwolves would play with less energy following last week's big win over Mustang. Then Norman North went three-and-out on its first possession against Edmond North. “When the first possession goes three-and-out I feel like we're playing bad already, even though it's three plays,” Barnes said. That possession was nearly the only thing the Timberwolves did wrong the entire night. They racked up 49 points and 400 yards of offense in the first half to hammer Edmond North 56-0 at Harve Collins Field for a second straight District 6A-I-2 win. “From the very beginning we were ready to go,” Barnes said. “I was really proud of them for getting that message and playing like they did from the start.” The Timberwolves (5-2, 2-2) benefitted from recovering two onside kicks in the first half. Each recovery set up a touchdown drive. Barnes said the goal of the onside kicks is to put pressure on the other team to cleanly field the kick while also to gain control of the game. “That gave us a lot of momentum,” Barnes said. “When it goes like that, our guys are having a lot of fun with it and they're trying to talk us into all kinds of crazy stuff at that point. We'll listen sometimes. When it goes that way it's great because it gives you some momentum, guys are having fun and they're making plays.” Senior running back Quan Hogan rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. He scored on runs of 2, 3 and 1 yards from the wildcat formation. Quarterback Cameron Hardesty was also spectacular. He completed 16 of his 23 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns. Two of his touchdown passes went to Charlie Kolar, including one with 10 seconds remaining in the first half one play after Edmond North's Noah Tews fumbled on a run instead of kneeling to end the half. None of Norman North's offensive starters played in the second half, but the team still finished with 551 yards of offense. Edmond North (3-4, 2-2) was limited to 47 yards in the first half and 105 yards overall. “I feel like it's a great win, especially going in district and trying to get to the playoffs,” said Norman North defensive lineman Corey Tipsword, who had two sacks. “I feel like my team did very, very good, especially the defense. Our offense is racking up the points, and I love that.”
Oct 15, 2015
After giving up a touchdown on the opening drive of the game, Southmoore’s defense closed the door on a powerful Mustang team, and the offense put on another SaberCat show in a 52-14 rout of the seventh-ranked Broncos on Thursday night at Moore Stadium.
High school football: Southmoore defense stifles Mustang in rout
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 15, 2015MOORE — Noah Jones enjoyed all the positive publicity the Southmoore offense had been getting this season, but the senior wanted to get a little bit of love for the defense, too. Consider it done. After giving up a touchdown on the opening drive of the game, Southmoore's defense closed the door on a powerful Mustang team, and the offense put on another SaberCat show in a 52-14 rout of the seventh-ranked Broncos on Thursday night at Moore Stadium. No. 4 Southmoore held Mustang to 340 yards, and the 14 points was almost 28 shy of the Broncos' season average before Thursday. “On defense, we hadn't been playing as well as we wanted to,” said Jones, a defensive end who is verbally committed to Texas Tech. “We've had the offense carrying us for a while, and we thought we needed to go do something this week. “After that first drive, we picked it up.” Sophomore quarterback Casey Thompson turned in another stellar performance, rushing for 147 yards and four touchdowns — including two of more than 50 yards — while throwing for 184 yards and two scores. Running back Darrian Moss rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, giving the offense its first big boost with a 55-yard TD on his first rushing attempt. “The offense and defense really feed off each other,” Moss said. “When they produce, it helps us on offense, and we produce, it helps them.” That back-and-forth between the offense and defense got the snowball rolling quickly Thursday night, and soon there was nothing Mustang could do to stop it. The Broncos (5-2, 2-2) held a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game, but one minute into the fourth quarter, Southmore led 52-7. Mustang's second straight loss puts it in a desperate playoff situation, likely needing a win over Owasso next week or outside help to get into the postseason. The win puts Southmoore (6-1, 3-1) in good position for a home playoff game as the No. 2 seed in District 6A-I-2, with Tulsa Union the clear favorite for the district title. With Edmond North, Putnam City North and Norman North remaining on the schedule, the SaberCats control their future. “We know where we're able of positioning ourselves,” Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark said. “If we take care of business each week, yes, we could end up second in the district with a home playoff game, which is big. “But we're just focusing on ourselves, and we'll see where it's at after Week 10.”
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 email@example.com | 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
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6....
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 13, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6. Stillwater 2-4 (6) 7. Midwest City 4-2 (7) 8. Putnam West 3-3 (8) 9. Choctaw 4-2 (9) 10. Muskogee 2-4 (10) Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. L. MacArthur 6-0 (1) 2. Skiatook 6-0 (4) 3. Ardmore 6-0 (3) 4. McAlester 5-1 (2) 5. Altus 5-1 (5) 6. Carl Albert 5-1 (6) 7. Tulsa Kelley 4-1 (7) 8. McGuinness 4-2 (8) 9. T. Memorial 5-1 (NR) 10. Collinsville 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Deer Creek, 3-3 (9); 10. Del City, 3-3 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner 6-0 (1) 2. Anadarko 5-1 (2) 3. Poteau 6-0 (3) 4. Tuttle 7-0 (4) 5. Metro Chr. 4-1 (5) 6. Oologah 4-2 (6) 7. Elk City 4-2 (7) 8. Ada 3-2 (8) 9. Harrah 4-2 (10) 10. Cascia Hall 2-3 (9) Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall 6-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove 6-0 (2) 3. John Marshall 6-0 (3) 4. Lincoln Chr. 6-0 (4) 5. Victory Chr. 5-0 (5) 6. Bethany 6-0 (6) 7. Jones 6-0 (7) 8. Cushing 5-0 (8) 9. Hilldale 5-0 (9) 10. Seminole 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Meeker, 4-2 (10) Class 2A 1. Adair 5-1 (1) 2. Chisholm 6-0 (7) 3. Davis 3-3 (5) 4. Washington 5-1 (4) 5. Millwood 3-1 (3) 6. Luther 6-0 (6) 7. Lindsay 7-0 (2) 8. Kingston 6-0 (9) 9. Nowata 5-2 (10) 10. Haskell 6-0 (NR) Dropped out: Hartshorne, 5-1 (8) Class A 1. Stratford 6-0 (1) 2. Ringling 4-0 (2) 3. Hollis 6-0 (4) 4. Thomas 5-1 (5) 5. Kiefer 6-0 (6) 6. Mooreland 6-0 (7) 7. Minco 6-1 (3) 8. Cashion 4-2 (9) 9. Wayne 5-1 (10) 10. Hominy 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Mangum, 5-1 (8) Class B 1. Alex 6-0 (1) 2. Davenport 6-0 (2) 3. Seiling 6-0 (3) 4. Dewar 6-0 (4) 5. Keota 5-0 (5) 6. Turpin 5-1 (6) 7. Pioneer 4-2 (7) 8. Geary 6-0 (8) 9. Laverne 4-2 (9) 10. Depew 5-1 (10) Dropped out: None Class C 1. Cherokee 6-0 (1) 2. Grandfield 5-0 (2) 3. Fox 6-0 (3) 4. Coyle 6-0 (4) 5. D.C.-Lamont 6-0 (5) 6. Shattuck 4-1 (6) 7. Tipton 3-2 (7) 8. Thackerville 5-1 (8) 9. Timberlake 3-3 (10) 10. Bluejacket 4-2 (NR) Dropped out: Waynoka, 4-2 (9) Rankings by Scott Wright, staff writer
McClain County seems to have become a hotbed for female field goal kickers.
High school notebook: Female kickers meet when Washington hosts Dibble
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 13, 2015McClain County seems to have become a hotbed for female field goal kickers. Purcell had one a few years ago, and on Thursday night, two female kickers — sophomores, at that — will meet on the same field when Washington hosts Dibble. Dibble's Kip Ledgerwood made news last year when she joined the team as a freshman, and in her second game, was 10-for-10 on extra-point attempts, believed to be a national high school record for a female. Late last month, Aubrey Schmidt joined the team at Washington, and made 12 of her first 13 PATs over two games. A club soccer player, who also runs cross country and plays basketball, this is Aubrey Schmidt's first foray into football, despite growing up around the sport. Her father, Jerry Schmidt, is the strength and conditioning coach for the Oklahoma football team. GEARY ROLLING AT 6-0 A year ago, Geary's football team made the playoffs for the first time in 23 years, but the Bison did it with a 6-3 record, nabbing the fourth and final playoff spot in District B-2. This year has been a different story. Through six weeks, Geary — widely known as a wrestling town — is 6-0 overall and 5-0 in district play, coming off a big 75-28 win over Maysville. Currently ranked No. 8 in Class B, second-year coach Steve Wilson's program is averaging 54.8 points per game while allowing just 12.7. With three winnable games coming up, Geary could be undefeated and playing for the district title when it heads to No. 1 Alex in Week 10. WESTERN HEIGHTS' KEVIN RASSATT WINS FANS' CHOICE POLL For the second time this season, Western Heights quarterback Kevin Rassatt was the top pick among fans for his performance on the football field. Rassatt won The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll on Tuesday, holding off a strong charge from Tuttle's Rhett Boles. Rassatt, who won the poll in Week 2 received a total of 681 votes. Boles finished with 648. Rassatt was instrumental in helping Western Heights upset Deer Creek 26-23. He accounted for 436 yards of offense and four touchdowns. He was also The Oklahoman's staff pick for player of the week. A total of 2,090 votes were cast for six players. Here is a breakdown of the poll: Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights: 681 votes (32.58 pct.) Rhett Boles, Tuttle: 648 votes (31 pct.) J.T. Wullschleger, Edmond Santa Fe: 328 votes (15.69 pct.) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City: 183 votes (8.76 pct.) Quan Hogan, Norman North: 132 votes (6.32 pct.) Josh Hampton, Cashion: 118 votes (5.65 pct.) Total: 2,090 votes CARL ALBERT SOCCER PLAYERS PICK COLLEGES A second Carl Albert girls soccer player since Friday has verbally committed to play collegiately, this time at the Division I level. Brooklyn Speis verbally committed to Louisiana Tech on Tuesday. Teammate Cali Walker verbally committed to Central Oklahoma last week. As a junior, Speis moved to midfielder after two standout seasons as a forward where she totaled 31 goals and 20 assists. She scored nine goals and registered seven assists. Speis is also one of the youngest starters in the amateur Women's Premier Soccer League. She was also invited in July to attend the Guam Full Women's National training in San Diego. She awaits the next round of tryouts for the Guam National Team in March. Walker scored 13 goals last season — including four of the team's five in the postseason — and was on The Oklahoman's All-City second team. By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, staff writers
Week 6 of the high school football season featured some eye-popping performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why...
VOTE: Week 6 Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Oct 10, 2015Week 6 of the high school football season featured some eye-popping performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Rhett Boles, Tuttle: Without starting running back Jason Biddy, Tuttle’s quarterback shouldered the load in a 28-27 win over Harrah that included a rally from a 21-point deficit and blocked field goal as time expired. Boles carried the ball 35 times for 265 yards and four scores, along with scoring the go-ahead two-point conversion on a run. Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City: Christon had quite the performance at receiver in Putnam City’s much-needed 31-30 upset of Edmond Memorial. Christon has seven catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns — both of which came in the fourth quarter. Christon also threw an 80-yard TD pass in the first quarter to tie the game at 7. Josh Hampton, Cashion: Hampton caught 13 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns as Cashion’s offense exploded in a 50-22 rout of Perry. He scored on passes ofr 13, 53, 59 and 38 yards. Quan Hogan, Norman North: The talented running back had his best performance to date in Norman North’s 49-34 upset of Mustang. He carried the ball 33 times for 213 yards and six touchdowns. Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights: In perhaps Western Heights’ biggest win in years, Rassatt was electric at quarterback in leading the Jets to a 26-23 upset of powerful Deer Creek. He accounted for 436 yards of offense and four touchdowns. He rushed for 147 yards, scoring three times. He also completed 22 of 28 passes for 289 yards and a TD. J.T. Wullschleger, Edmond Santa Fe: The receiver had a breakout performance in the Wolves’ 41-11 rout of Yukon, catching six passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first half.
Oct 9, 2015
Behind running back Quan Hogan’s 213-yard, six-touchdown performance, Norman North’s offense overpowered No. 3 Mustang, and its defense was equally punishing in a 49-34 upset Friday night at Bronco Stadium.
High school football: Quan Hogan, Norman North overpower Mustang
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 9, 2015MUSTANG — All week, Norman North coach Brent Barnes told his players that they had not yet played their best game. He'll have to come up with a new motivational tactic for next week. Behind running back Quan Hogan's 213-yard, six-touchdown performance, Norman North's offense overpowered No. 3 Mustang, and its defense was equally punishing in a 49-34 upset Friday night at Bronco Stadium. “We've played some good quarters, and even some good halves,” Barnes said. “But we hadn't played four quarters of really good football before tonight. “That's a great program we played tonight. Great players, great coaches. I'm really proud of our guys.” Coming off back-to-back losses to Owasso and Tulsa Union, seventh-ranked Norman North (4-2 overall, 1-2 District 6A-I-2) needed the win to keep its playoff hopes out of desperation mode. And North needed the good vibes, too. “We needed this bad,” said Hogan, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior who ran with authority on all of his 33 carries. “Coach Barnes kept asking us when we were gonna play our best game. Tonight, we just got fired up, went 100 and did the best we could. “The offensive line was incredible. I had a lot of running room. Everything was just perfect.” Hogan's rushing opened up the passing game as well. Norman North completed all seven second-half passes it attempted. Cameron Hardesty was 12-of-20 for 223 yards for the game. Mustang's usually potent offense came alive late to try and make things interesting, but Norman North still limited the Broncos to just 322 yards. Quarterback Chandler Garrett, who is verbally committed to Wyoming, was 14-of-29 for 253 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. “We knew we had to put pressure on Garrett,” Barnes said. “If we sat back, he'd pick us apart. If he has time to find guys, he's gonna do it. “To be able to manage that for at least 31/2 quarters was really big.” With Edmond North, Putnam City North and Moore on the schedule the next three weeks, Norman North has a chance to pile up some wins. Mustang (5-1, 2-1), on the other hand, must prepare for a trip to Southmoore next week after struggling to its first loss of the year. “We had a favorable schedule the first five games,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “We came across a good football team and we didn't pass the test.”
Oct 8, 2015
It’s been a difficult but rewarding journey from sickness to the football spotlight, and Blake Williams can’t even tell you the whole story. Because he can’t remember all of it.
Journey of Mustang's Blake Williams from sickness to stardom under Friday night lights
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 8, 2015MUSTANG — Tammy Gosnell-Williams' phone rang on the morning of Aug. 13, 2013. It was a worker at Mustang High School, calling to find out why Tammy's son wasn't in class on the first day of school. “Is Blake not coming to school today?” the woman on the phone asked. Tammy started to cry. “No,” she said. “We're at the Mayo Clinic right now. Blake won't be in school this year.” That morning in Rochester, Minn., Tammy had no idea what was wrong with her son. He had been sick for more than a year, and was still getting worse. His vision was failing. He'd become nauseated for no reason. The weakness and pain in his legs made it difficult for him to walk from his bed to the bathroom. But within a few days at the Mayo Clinic, Blake Williams had a diagnosis. Two months later, he was receiving treatment. And 23 months after that — last Saturday, to be exact — Blake was standing on the sidelines at Owen Field in Norman, shaking hands with Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops as one of the most intriguing recruiting prospects the Sooners had on hand for their 44-24 win over West Virginia. Now a senior at Mustang, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end has a scholarship offer from North Carolina. He got a personal invitation to a camp at Alabama. He's regularly hearing from both programs, along with OU, OSU, Indiana and Arkansas. He'll be on the field Friday night when No. 3 Mustang hosts No. 7 Norman North in a critical District 6A-I-2 matchup. It's been a difficult but rewarding journey from sickness to the football spotlight, and Blake Williams can't even tell you the whole story. Because he can't remember all of it. ‘IT'S LIKE I WAS IN A COMA' Countless frustrating doctors' visits with no results had the family feeling desperate. Blake's grandfather had received a life-saving cancer diagnosis at the Mayo Clinic, so they decided that should be their next move. That's where Blake was diagnosed with dysautonomia, or autonomic dysfunction. It's a rare disease that disrupts the automatic functions of the body's nervous system caused by improper blood flow. Symptoms can include high or low blood pressure, fast or slow heart rate, fatigue, nausea, impaired vision, gastrointestinal difficulties, dizziness, anxiety and migraines. Blake experienced most of those, and one more: memory loss. “There's about a six-month gap that I don't really remember what I was going through,” Blake said. “I hardly got out of bed for that six months. “It's like I was in a coma. All I wanted to do was sleep all the time, and I was in a bad state of depression.” The cause of Blake's dysautonomia was ultimately traced back to a shoulder injury he suffered playing baseball in eighth grade during the spring of 2011. The injury caused scar tissue to develop between his shoulder and ribcage, limiting blood flow through his jugular vein. A year-and-a-half after he had begun feeling sick, Blake finally knew what he had. But the Mayo Clinic offered no treatment for dysautonomia, which is largely viewed in the medical world as incurable — the symptoms can be treated, but not the disease. Once back in Oklahoma, the family started researching dysautonomia, and found three doctors who performed a treatment known as Transvascular Autonomic Modulation, or TVAM. One of them was in California, another was in Italy. The third was in New York, but he was only testing the procedure on animals. By November 2013, Blake was in Newport Beach, Calif., meeting with Dr. Michael Arata, who would perform the procedure. Afterward, Blake started seeing almost instant improvement. His face, which had gradually turned pale, began to regain its color before he left the recovery room. The moment he walked out of the hospital, he noticed the grass and trees around him. “It was all so bright and green,” he said. “I saw four birds that were all different colors. Before, it was like I was going colorblind, but this brought color back to my life.” Soon, thoughts were moving clearly through his mind again where there had once been a fog. The pain in his legs when he walked was gone. His life was coming back. Next, he wanted football back. ON THE RECRUITING TRAIL Blake had missed the entire 2013-14 school year, so in August of 2014, which should have been the start of his senior year, he was still classified as a junior. At that point, he was feeling the best he'd felt in years, and thought he was ready for football. But he started to decline again. He got to play about a half-dozen snaps against Yukon in the season-opener, but never saw the field again. He remained part of the team, and was healthy enough to stay in school. In April of this year, his family got connected with Dr. Kevyn Kennedy in Oklahoma City, a naturopathic allergy treatment specialist. She reinforced the importance of the paleo diet Dr. Arata had recommended, and put Blake on allergy treatments. His body responded and got back on track. He couldn't make it through spring football practice, but regained his strength in early June. “It's amazing the turnaround we've seen in just a few short months,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “He knows more than anybody how his body feels, but just being here consistently and going through the things we ask him to do is a major turnaround.” Blake took part in summer workouts and 7-on-7 camps with his team. And he got invited to a college camp at North Carolina. Former OU running back Seth Littrell, who has coached at Texas Tech, Arizona, Indiana and now at UNC, watched Blake go one-on-one with the best cornerback and best linebacker in the camp, each a four-star recruit. And Blake beat them both. Before he and his family could get back to Oklahoma, he had a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels. “Coach Littrell told us he almost didn't want to offer, because he didn't want anybody else to find out about Blake,” Tammy said. “Once he offered, he knew other colleges would start calling, and that's what happened.” Nick Saban invited Blake to a camp at Alabama. OU and OSU got involved, along with Arkansas and Indiana. “A lot of them have basically said if I hadn't had dysautonomia, they would've offered already,” Blake said. “But they want to see me make it through the season.” OU's interest seems to be getting particularly strong. Cale Gundy was on the sidelines watching him last Friday, prior to Blake's trip to Norman on Saturday. He's cut out of the prototypical H-back mold. Big enough to line up at tight end, fast enough to split out wide and go head-to-head with defensive backs. “He's that type of H-back player everybody's starting to use,” Dombek said. “He's got incredibly soft hands. His speed and athleticism and physicality — I see what they're seeing. They just want to see more of it. “He's got the offer from North Carolina, but I think there's gonna be a lot more coming.” Through five games, Blake has been one of Mustang's most reliable receivers with 17 receptions for 320 yards and four touchdowns. “We've worked him in slow,” Dombek said. “We're not asking him to play 60 plays a game, because we know it's a long year, but we want to get him involved.” His teammates are thankful to have him, too. “It's incredible what he's been through,” Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett said. “He's gone from not being able to get through a workout to hardly ever missing any practice now. “It's been very promising and I'm proud of him.” TEARS EVERY FRIDAY Tammy cries every Friday night when Blake plays. She can't believe her boy is finally out there, playing the game he loves with the team he has longed to be a part of. “It's a dream come true,” she said. “Sometimes it felt like a dream when we were going through all this. And then, when you finally see your son out there doing normal stuff, you're like, did that really happen? Did we really go through all that? “It seems like it was a lifetime ago since Blake was well.” For Blake, game time is a time for focus, a time to compete. He doesn't think about his journey to get back on the field, or the pain he endured. But after every game, he makes his way to his truck, and sits there alone. “It's not until after the game that I truly understand how blessed I am to be able to play,” Blake said. “I sit in my truck and I pray and thank God for bringing me through the dark times that I've been in.” Through it all, Blake never contemplated a future without football. He's exactly where he believed he would be. “I always trusted in God, and I knew this is where I'm supposed to be,” he said. “I knew I was supposed to play football. I've always prayed about it and I've just always felt it. “I feel like I can tell people my testimony and how I got through this with faith, and maybe strengthen their faith when they're going through difficult times.”
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
Oct 4, 2015
As Week 6 arrives, the number of undefeated teams has dwindled, and a few more will be eliminated from the list on Friday night. Yet it's an east-west showdown in Class 6A Division I that heads the top 10 games this week. Southmoore is coming off a big 60-41 win over Owasso, and now gets to see where it stands among 6A elite with a trip to Tulsa Union. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10...
High school football: The Oklahoman's Top 10 Games of Week 6
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 4, 2015As Week 6 arrives, the number of undefeated teams has dwindled, and a few more will be eliminated from the list on Friday night. Yet it's an east-west showdown in Class 6A Division I that heads the top 10 games this week. Southmoore is coming off a big 60-41 win over Owasso, and now gets to see where it stands among 6A elite with a trip to Tulsa Union. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10 games of Week 6: 1. Southmoore (5-0, 2-0) at Tulsa Union (3-2, 2-0) 2. McAlester (5-0, 2-0) at Skiatook (5-0, 2-0) 3. Tuttle (6-0, 2-0) at Harrah (4-1, 2-0) 4. Minco (6-0, 2-0) at Stratford (5-0, 1-0) 5. Adair (4-1, 2-0) at Colcord (4-1, 1-0) 6. Lawton (3-1, 2-0) at Stillwater (2-3, 1-0) 7. Haskell (5-0, 1-0) at Hulbert (5-0, 2-0) 8. Oologah (3-2) at Cascia Hall (2-2) 9. Hartshorne (5-0, 2-0) at Vian (4-2, 2-0) 10. Norman North (3-2, 0-2) at Mustang (5-0, 2-0)
Oct 2, 2015
This year, the eighth edition, will take place at Newcastle on Sunday at 3 p.m.
OKC Thunder: The Thunder's annual high school scrimmage has left memorable impact in its wake
By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer | Oct 2, 2015Back on Oct. 1, 2010, the Yukon high football team was preparing for a huge district home game against Norman North. The stands were packed. The players were hyped. And the place exploded when that night's honorary team captain — Thunder superstar Kevin Durant — led Yukon to midfield for the opening coin toss. “I tell people, that game was over before it started,” Yukon athletic director David Fisher said, fondly remembering the 35-17 victory. “You should have seen the look on the Norman North coaches and players faces.” Hours before, the Thunder had staged its annual Blue and White scrimmage in Yukon's gym. It was the third edition of what's become an annual event — the state's most popular sports team closing out training camp with an open scrimmage at a local high school. This year, the eighth edition, will take place at Newcastle on Sunday at 3 p.m. For the players, it's little more than the next step in season preparation. But for the communities that have experienced it over the years, it has provided a lasting memory. The Westmoore scrimmage was easily the most impactful. Back in October 2013, with the Moore community still feeling the effects of the May tornado, the Thunder arrived in town to an emotional scene. Before the scrimmage, the team announced its plans to rebuild three outdoor basketball courts destroyed by the storm. The franchise also gathered the boys' and girls' basketball teams from all three Moore high schools and gave them VIP treatment for the day. “We got to sit right behind the benches, and Sam Presti spoke to the teams beforehand about character and some other life skills,” Westmoore boys' coach Scott Hodges said. “That was really neat.” Russell Westbrook was still recovering from knee surgery during that preseason. He didn't participate in the scrimmage. But that freed him up to play team ambassador for the day, interacting and taking pictures with all the students. “He was great at engaging with the kids,” Hodges said. Westbrook said, “Being able to be there and be with the people of Moore was more important than even the scrimmage itself.” The Thunder put up a banner signifying the scrimmage over one of the baskets. The school left it up for two years, until, recently, it was peeling and they were forced to take it down. But a photo from that day remains posted in Westmoore's locker room. It's of the entire Thunder team, in that same locker room, stacking it up for a team huddle before they went out on the court. “Our kids think that's so cool,” Hodges said. “Westbrook and Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka using their lockers.” The Thunder hatched the idea for this tradition upon arrival in Oklahoma City. The plan, according to vice president of marketing and sales Brian Byrnes, was to hit 20 high schools in 20 years. “And if you connect the dots, we would literally circle the entire metro,” Byrnes said. “That was the inspiration.” There was a scrimmage in Bixby a few years back. The Thunder had a preseason game in Tulsa the next night. So it made sense. But beyond that geographic outlier, the franchise has stuck to its plan. The team has held scrimmages in Midwest City, Bethany and, most recently, Choctaw. Sunday's event at Newcastle takes care of the southwest side of the metro. But of the events, the experience at Yukon was the most unique. In deciding where to hold it, Thunder management reaches out to possible candidates. The team needs to make sure the gym is usable for its players and the administration is prepared to handle ticket allotment within the community. When they contacted Yukon in 2010, athletic director David Fisher had the idea of holding it on a Friday afternoon, pairing it with one of the state's biggest high school football games that night. It went over great. “Our arena holds 2,500, and we estimated that we put 3,500 in it and still had 500 we couldn't let in the gym,” Fisher said. After the game, the entire Thunder team crossed the parking lot and showed up at the football game. Fisher, admittedly as a joke, told Durant he should lead the team out of the tunnel and then take part in the coin toss. “He said, ‘Really? You can do that?' Fisher said. “Next thing you know him and the Thunder are at the front of the blow-up football helmet and lead our team out onto the field.” The Thunder's videographer captured the moment. It served as a clip in OKC's pregame hype video for that entire season. “We were immortalized for about a year on the board with our Yukon football helmet,” Fisher said. “It's great to interact with our fans in an intimate setting like that,” Durant said. “It's getting bigger and bigger every single year.”
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 email@example.com | 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
Week 5 of the high school football season has a long list of good matchups at the large-school level, beginning with a Thursday showdown pitting east vs. west in Class 6A Division I. Owasso, coming off a home win over Norman North, visits undefeated Southmoore to get Week 5 started with a bang. Since Class 6A was split into two divisions before last season, the Oklahoma City metro teams of 6A-I...
Owasso's trip to Southmoore heads The Oklahoman's Top 10 Games of Week 5
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 27, 2015Week 5 of the high school football season has a long list of good matchups at the large-school level, beginning with a Thursday showdown pitting east vs. west in Class 6A Division I. Owasso, coming off a home win over Norman North, visits undefeated Southmoore to get Week 5 started with a bang. Since Class 6A was split into two divisions before last season, the Oklahoma City metro teams of 6A-I are a combined 1-32 in games against the four Tulsa-area schools — Jenks, Tulsa Union, Broken Arrow and Owasso. Can Southmoore alter the trend? 1. Owasso (2-1) at Southmoore (4-0), Thursday 2. Bartlesville (4-0) at Bixby (3-1) 3. Altus (4-0) at Lawton MacArthur (4-0) 4. Tulsa Kelley (3-0) at McAlester (4-0) 5. Poteau (4-0) at Metro Christian (3-0) 6. Cascia Hall (2-1) at Wagoner (4-0) 7. Skiatook (4-0) at Shawnee (2-1) 8. Shattuck (4-0) at Cherokee (4-0) 9. Deer Creek (3-1) at McGuinness (2-2) 10. Lone Grove (3-2) at Plainview (3-1)
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