Tulsa Union football
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|2013-09-07||@||DeSoto, Texas||L||20 - 44|
|2013-09-13||vs||Jenks||L||16 - 20|
|2013-09-20||@||Broken Arrow||W||38 - 21|
|2013-09-27||@||Owasso||W||34 - 7|
|2013-10-04||vs||Stillwater||W||62 - 21|
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|2013-10-17||vs||Sand Springs||W||63 - 6|
|2013-10-25||@||Bartlesville||W||58 - 0|
|2013-11-01||vs||Tulsa Washington||W||49 - 23|
|2013-11-08||@||Ponca City||W||56 - 13|
|2013-11-15||vs||Sapulpa||W||63 - 21|
|2013-11-23||vs||Edmond North||W||49 - 7|
|2013-11-29||vs||Broken Arrow||W||30 - 18|
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Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 football games in Week 3: Scott Wright Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 Heritage Hall 28, Davis 27 McAlester 28, Pryor 24 Cascia Hall 27, Millwood 22 Tulsa Union 31, Broken Arrow 17 Jenks 31, Owasso 24 Wagoner 28, Fort Gibson 22 Christian Heritage […]
High school football: Staff picks for the top 10 games of Week 3
Trent Shadid | Sep 18, 2014Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 football games in Week 3: Scott Wright Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 Heritage Hall 28, Davis 27 McAlester 28, Pryor 24 Cascia Hall 27, Millwood 22 Tulsa Union 31, Broken Arrow 17 Jenks 31, Owasso 24 Wagoner 28, Fort Gibson 22 Christian Heritage 22, Talihina 14 Midwest City 24, Del City 22 Edmond Memorial 28, Mustang 24 Lock of the week: Wagoner over Fort Gibson. Fort Gibson played well in its first game without starting QB J.R. Singleton, defeating Hilldale last week. But the experience of the four-year starter will be missed this week against a Wagoner team that won’t make many mistakes. Jacob Unruh Norman North 45, Westmoore 38 Heritage Hall 31, Davis 28 McAlester 21, Pryor 17 Cascia Hall 28, Millwood 21 Tulsa Union 35, Broken Arrow 21 Jenks 28, Owasso 20 Wagoner 28, Ft. Gibson 24 Talihina 35, Christian Heritage 21 Midwest City 21, Del City 18 Edmond Memorial 24, Mustang 17 Lock of the week: Talihina over Christian Heritage. Talihina quarterback Alan Lockhart had crazy numbers last season and is off to another strong start this season. He’ll be too much for the CHA defense. Trent Shadid Westmoore 35, Norman North 28 Davis 21, Heritage Hall 20 McAlester 27, Pryor 24 Cascia Hall 20, Millwood 13 Tulsa Union 38, Broken Arrow 28 Jenks 35, Owasso 24 Wagoner 22, Fort Gibson 20 Talihina 30, Christian Heritage 28 Midwest City 20, Del City 14 Edmond Memorial 24, Mustang 13 Lock of the week: Westmoore over Norman North. Both teams are loaded on offense, and Norman North quarterback John Kolar may be the best player on the field. But defense will be needed to win this Class 6A-I showdown, and Westmoore appears to be the better team on that side of the ball. Here are the standings after Week 2: Scott (11-9, 1-1) Jacob (10-10, 2-0) Trent (8-12, 0-2)
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., Mceachern Ga. vs. Lovejoy, Ga., ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Sept. 19
Sep 18, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., Mceachern Ga. vs. Lovejoy, Ga., ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m., Formula One Practice, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 12:30 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., Nationwide Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., ARCA, FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., UConn at South Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 9 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 9 p.m., Colorado at Salt Lake, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Mississippi at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 7:30 p.m., UCLA at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Iowa at Pittsburgh, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Troy at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Bowling Green at Wisconsin, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., W. Illinois at Northwestern, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Maryland at Syracuse, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11 a.m., Old Dominion at Rice, FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m., Tulane at Duke, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2 p.m., UCO at Emporia State, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Florida at Alabama, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., Texas A&M at SMU, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., N. Carolina at E. Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Virginia at BYU, ESPN (Cox 29) 2:30 p.m., Utah at Michigan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Rutgers at Navy, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Nicholls St. at North Texas, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Cent. Michigan at Kansas, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Louisville at Florida Int., FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Texas State at Illinois, ESPNews (Cox 254) 3 p.m., Indiana at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Mississippi St. at LSU, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., N. Illinois at Arkansas, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., App. State at S. Mississippi, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:30 p.m., Oklahoma at West Virginia, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KOKC-AM 1520 6:30 p.m., S. Carolina at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Clemson at Florida State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Miami, Fla. at Nebraska, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/WWLS-AM 640 9:30 p.m., Oregon at Washington St., ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., S.D. State at Oregon St., FS1 (Cox 67) 9:30 p.m., La. Lafayette at Boise St., CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Detroit at Kansas City, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 8 p.m., Texas at L.A. Angels, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 AUTO RACING 8 a.m., Formula One Qualifying, CNBC (Cox 41) 8 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 9 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 10:30 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Truck Series, FS1 (Cox 67) 6:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPNews (Cox 254) GOLF 7:30 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) BOXING 2 p.m., T. Mchunu vs. G. Wilson, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MEN’S SOCCER 6:45 a.m., Queens Park vs. Stoke City, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., West Ham vs. Liverpool, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 4 p.m., Whitecaps FC at Portland, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:30 p.m., Seattle at New York, NBCSN (Cox 251) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Dallas at St. Louis, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, Houston at N.Y. Giants, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Indianapolis at Jacksonville, WWLS-AM 640 3:25 p.m., Denver at Seattle, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:20 p.m., Pittsburgh at Carolina, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/WWLS-FM 98.1 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m., Chi. White Sox at Tampa Bay, WGN (Cox 2) 1 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/TBS (Cox 62) 2:30 p.m., Texas at L.A. Angels, FSOK (Cox 37) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 AUTO RACING 1 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 7 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 7 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 7:30 a.m., Leicester City vs. Man. United, CNBC (Cox 41) 11 a.m., Notre Dame at Virginia, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN’S SOCCER Noon, South Carolina at Auburn, SECN (Cox 275) 2 p.m., Vanderbilt at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) CANADIAN FOOTBALL Noon, Calgary at Montreal, ESPN2 (Cox 28)
THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Mustang at Edmond Memorial, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Norman at Moore, Cox 703/KOKC-AM 1520/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normanhighlive.com 8 p.m., Lubbock Cooper at Stephenville, ESPN2 (Cox 28) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Auburn at Kansas State, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 6:30 p.m., Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama St., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Southeastern (OK) at...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Thursday, Sept. 18
Sep 17, 2014THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Mustang at Edmond Memorial, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Norman at Moore, Cox 703/KOKC-AM 1520/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normanhighlive.com 8 p.m., Lubbock Cooper at Stephenville, ESPN2 (Cox 28) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Auburn at Kansas State, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 6:30 p.m., Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama St., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Southeastern (OK) at Henderson St., CBSS (Cox 249) NFL 7:20 p.m., Tampa Bay at Atlanta, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/WWLS-FM 98.1 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m., Texas at Oakland, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m., Milwaukee at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) GOLF 4:30 a.m. (Fri.), Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER Noon, Part. Belgrade vs. Tottenham, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Everton vs. Wolfsburg, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., Kansas City vs. Saprisso, FS1 (Cox 67) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., USA vs. Mexico, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Tennessee at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., McEachern vs. Lovejoy (Ga.), ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m., Formula One Practice, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 12:30 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., Nationwide Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., ARCA, FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., UConn at South Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 9 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 9 p.m., Colorado at Salt Lake, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Mississippi at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 7:30 p.m., UCLA at Texas, LHN (Cox 274)
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Sep 14, 2014
Week 3 is loaded with intriguing matchups, including a Class 6A-I showdown that’ll give us an early idea of who might be the best in the west.
Top 10 games for Week 3 of Oklahoma high school football
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 14, 2014The final week of non-district games for most teams, Week 3 is loaded with intriguing matchups, including a Class 6A-I showdown that’ll give us an early idea of who might be the best in the west. Here are the top 10 games of Week 3: No. 1: Norman North (2-0) at Westmoore (2-0) No. 2: Heritage Hall (2-0) at Davis (2-0) No. 3: Pryor (2-0) at McAlester (2-0) No. 4: Cascia Hall (2-0) at Millwood (2-0) No. 5: Broken Arrow (1-1) at Tulsa Union (1-1) No. 6: Jenks (1-1) at Owasso (2-0) No. 7: Wagoner (1-1) at Fort Gibson (2-0) No. 8: Talihina (2-0) at Christian Heritage (2-0) No. 9: Del City (1-1) at Midwest City (1-1) No. 10: Mustang (1-1) at Edmond Memorial (2-0), Thursday
Here are The Oklahoman high school sports writers’ predictions of the top 10 games for Week 2 of the football season: Scott Wright Tulsa Union 31, Jenks 28 Lawton 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Douglass 28, Millwood 24 Midwest City 21, Carl Albert 20 Edmond Memorial 20, Edmond North 14 Kingfisher 40, Hennessey 20 Pryor 24, […]
Prep football picks: Week 2 staff has split opinions on Union-Jenks
Trent Shadid | Sep 11, 2014Here are The Oklahoman high school sports writers’ predictions of the top 10 games for Week 2 of the football season: Scott Wright Tulsa Union 31, Jenks 28 Lawton 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Douglass 28, Millwood 24 Midwest City 21, Carl Albert 20 Edmond Memorial 20, Edmond North 14 Kingfisher 40, Hennessey 20 Pryor 24, Wagoner 20 Heritage Hall 24, Clinton 21 Oklahoma Christian 24, Metro Christian 20 Broken Bow 28, Idabel 22 Lock of the Week: Tulsa Union over Jenks. Last year, Jenks made an early statement with a big win against one of Texas’ best teams. Union didn’t pull off the win last week, but took Southlake Carroll to overtime. Last year’s Backyard Bowl came down to playmakers, and the team with the most won. Right now, I think Union has the most. Jacob Unruh Tulsa Union 35, Jenks 28 Lawton 35, Lawton MacArthur 34 Douglass 21, Millwood 14 Midwest City 17, Carl Albert 15 Edmond Memorial 28, Edmond North 20 Kingfisher 27, Hennessey 17 Pryor 24, Wagoner 20 Clinton 21, Heritage Hall 20 Metro Christian 35, Oklahoma Christian School 31 Broken Bow 28, Idabel 24 Lock of the Week: Edmond Memorial over Edmond North. The Bulldogs’ defense was very impressive last week against Southmoore, and if it plays nearly that well it will be enough to slow down a gritty Edmond North team. Trent Shadid Jenks 27, Tulsa Union 24 Lawton 34, Lawton MacArthur 30 Douglass 22, Millwood 20 Midwest City 21, Carl Albert 14 Edmond Memorial 14, Edmond North 13 Kingfisher 35, Hennessey 20 Pryor 37, Wagoner 30 Clinton 28, Heritage Hall 27 Metro Christian 35, Oklahoma Christian 28 Broken Bow 20, Idabel 19 Lock of the Week: Kingfisher over Hennessey. The Yellowjackets defeated Class 4A preseason top-10 Woodward 38-0 last week. While Hennessey is expected to contend for a title in 2A, don’t expect the Eagles to pull off an upset over the top team in 3A. Here are the standings after Week 1: Jacob (6-4, 1-0) Scott (5-5, 0-1) Trent (5-5, 0-1)
Featured throughout the day will be game-time forecasts and human interest stories
Media notes: Jenks featured this week on Weather Channel's 'Friday Night Lightning'
By Mel Bracht | Sep 10, 2014Jenks High School will be featured in new Weather Channel series, “Friday Night Lightning,” on Friday in advance of its rivalry game against Tulsa Union at 7 p.m. Featured throughout the day will be game-time forecasts and human interest stories. Producers are celebrating the best of high school football and spotlighting 12 towns in 12 weeks. Other towns featured include Joplin, Mo.; Washington, Ill.; and Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. The Jenks-Tulsa Union game will air on The Cox Channel (3 and 703). SHORT TAKES ESPN’s “College GameDay” is making a return trip to Fargo, N.D., home to the North Dakota State Bison and their record 26-game win streak in FCS play, on Saturday. The three-hour show (8-11 a.m. Saturday) will originate from downtown Fargo ahead of that afternoon’s Incarnate Word at North Dakota State matchup on ESPN3 (2:30 p.m.). Host Chris Fowler and analyst Kirk Herbstreit then will fly to Oklahoma City to cover the Tennessee at OU game at 7 p.m. in Norman on ABC. ESPN has announced kickoff times for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, when it televises all six bowl games under the new College Football Playoff rotation system. Starting on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 11:30 a.m., ESPN will televise the first of the “New Year’s Six” bowl games with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. At 3 p.m., fans will see the Fiesta Bowl followed by the Orange Bowl at 7 p.m. On New Year’s Day, ESPN will air the Cotton Bowl at 11:30 a.m. Then, the College Football Playoff semifinals will air from the Rose Bowl at 4 p.m. and Sugar Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Former Thunder TV announcer Grant Long was a guest analyst Saturday on NBA TV. The fourth season of the NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series “A Football Life” will debut at 8 p.m. Friday with a profile of Pitttsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame defensive tackle “Mean Joe” Greene. ESPN has added two pennant race baseball games to its schedule: Milwaukee at St. Louis at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Detroit at Kansas City at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling will rejoin ESPN and resume his MLB analyst role starting with the 9 p.m. Thursday edition of Baseball Tonight (ESPN2). Schilling was undergoing treatment for mouth cancer.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 8, 2014
The second of three Edlam battles is on tap for Week 2 of the high school football season, and both teams involved — Edmond Memorial and Edmond North — moved up in the Class 6A Division I poll after wins over ranked opponents in the opening week. Edmond Memorial downed Southmoore 20-0 to move up a […]
The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Edmond Memorial, North move up heading into Week 2 showdown
Scott Wright | Sep 8, 2014[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/13/2014/09/Mayerske.jpg]3382733[/img] Edmond Memorial’s Mick Mayerske (15) quarterbacked the Bulldogs to a win over Southmoore that bumped Memorial up to No. 5 in this week’s rankings. The second of three Edlam battles is on tap for Week 2 of the high school football season, and both teams involved — Edmond Memorial and Edmond North — moved up in the Class 6A Division I poll after wins over ranked opponents in the opening week. Edmond Memorial downed Southmoore 20-0 to move up a spot to No. 5, and Edmond North knocked off Edmond Santa Fe 27-24 to jump into the top 10. Owasso was also a big mover after upsetting Broken Arrow. Here’s The Oklahoman’s top 10 heading into Week 2: Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 1-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-1 (2) 3. Norman North, 1-0 (3) 4. Westmoore, 1-0 (4) 5. Edmond Memorial, 1-0 (6) 6. Owasso, 1-0 (10) 7. Mustang, 1-0 (8) 8. Edmond North, 1-0 (NR) 9. Broken Arrow, 0-1 (5) 10. Edmond Santa Fe, 0-1 (7) Dropped out: Southmoore, 0-1 (9)
Sep 4, 2014
OU equipment staff had to take Blake Bell’s helmet inside and replace the facemask before he returned to action in the third quarter.
Oklahoma football notebook: Blake Bell needed new facemask after near-touchdown
BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Sep 4, 2014Late in the first half of last weekend’s season opener against Louisiana Tech, OU quarterback Trevor Knight threw the ball near the back corner of the end zone toward tight end Blake Bell, but a Bulldogs defender was called for pass interference on the play. Bell’s face was slammed into the turf, leaving a giant divot lodged in his facemask, which was also dented. OU equipment staff had to take Bell’s helmet inside and replace the facemask before he returned to action in the third quarter. “It was almost like the guy grabbed my left arm and then somehow, my right arm got stuck, so it's like I just dove, just straight into the ground,” Bell said with a laugh. “At some point, I was just trying to get it out and realized I couldn't.” Bell, who started eight games at quarterback last season, was denied his first career reception last weekend, but is hoping to make an impact in the passing game Saturday against Tulsa. “The connection has definitely been there since the beginning with the both of us,” Knight said. “You want something like that for him and he almost reeled it in. The guy was holding his arm and we got the PI called. He’ll get his opportunity.” WILSON AT CORNER: ‘SO FAR, SO GOOD’ OU senior Julian Wilson started all 13 games last season at nickelback, but moved to corner this year, making his first career start at his new position last weekend against Louisiana Tech. Wilson, who played cornerback at Southmoore and was recruited at the position, was pleased with his first performance, although he said it wasn’t perfect. “I graded out well when I got my sheet at the beginning of the week,” Wilson said. “There’s always room to improve, so I gotta work on things during this week and come out ready for Tulsa.” Asked what mistakes he made, Wilson said, “I’m going to keep that between me and my coach.” His position coach, Bobby Jack Wright, said of Wilson’s transition to corner, “So far, so good.” “I think Julian’s gonna have an excellent year,” Wright said. “One game certainly doesn’t make a season. He’s athletic, he’s fast and he’s pretty smart. “There are subtle nuances about playing corner he may not know and understand yet, but he picks those things up pretty quick.” CAVIL STILL IN THE MIX It seemed strange last weekend when true freshman receiver Jeffery Mead got in the action, while redshirt freshman Dannon Cavil didn’t. Cavil, who graduated high school early and went through spring practices in 2013, is still without a game appearance entering Saturday’s game at Tulsa. “Dannon had a little leg injury,” said receivers coach Jay Norvell. “We are hoping he continues to come on and show us some things, but we’ve got some kids who have done some good things in camp and you kind of get the first shot when you show positive things. “He’s definitely still in the mix. We need him to continue to improve and be ready to go if we need him.” QUOTABLE OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, on his relationship with Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship. Stoops recruited the Tulsa area when Blankenship was coaching at Tulsa Union: “I’ve known Bill many years and really respect him as a coach and as a person. That’s for sure. He’s a really good guy. He was always good to me when I recruited his players.”
Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 games in Week 1 of the football season: Scott Wright Midwest City 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Davis 28, Vian 22 Lawton MacArthur 33, Clinton 27 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 35, Tulsa Union 28 Woodward 21, Kingfisher 20 Tuttle 28, Blanchard 21 Casady 42, Heritage […]
High school football: Staff picks for the top 10 games of Week 1
Trent Shadid | Sep 4, 2014Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 games in Week 1 of the football season: Scott Wright Midwest City 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Davis 28, Vian 22 Lawton MacArthur 33, Clinton 27 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 35, Tulsa Union 28 Woodward 21, Kingfisher 20 Tuttle 28, Blanchard 21 Casady 42, Heritage Hall 38 OCS 24, Ringling 20 Edmond Memorial 28, Southmoore 24 Broken Arrow 31, Owasso 17 Lock of the week: Tuttle over Blanchard. The Brad Ballard era at Tuttle gets off to a roaring start with a win over a nearby rival and top-10 opponent. Jacob Unruh Midwest City 21, Tulsa Washington 17 Davis 27, Vian 24 Lawton MacArthur 35, Clinton 28 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 28, Tulsa Union 20 Kingfisher 28, Woodward 21 Tuttle 35, Blanchard 21 Casady 42, Heritage Hall 35 OCS 35, Ringling 24 Edmond Memorial 28, Southmoore 24 Broken Arrow 21, Owasso 15 Lock of the week: Kingfisher over Woodward. The Yellowjackets looked impressive in a scrimmage against Blanchard last week and have key weapons like Kaden Jackson and Jace Sternberger back on defense that will cause problems for any offense. Trent Shadid Midwest City 20, Tulsa Washington 13 Davis 35, Vian 34 Lawton MacArthur 28, Clinton 22 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 24, Tulsa Union 21 Kingfisher 27, Woodward 21 Tuttle 38, Blanchard 28 Casady 37, Heritage Hall 35 OCS 35, Ringling 30 Southmoore 21, Edmond Memorial 20 Broken Arrow 28, Owasso 13 Lock of the week: Tuttle over Blanchard. The Tigers are going through their first coaching change in 21 years, but the Lions have much more to overcome early in the season after graduating nearly every key contributor from last season’s Class 3A runner-up squad. *Heritage Hall at Casady and Edmond Memorial at Southmoore will be played on Thursday night. All the other games, excluding Davis vs. Vian on Saturday afternoon in Choctaw, will be played on Friday night.
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 1, 2014
ASHBURN, Va. - New Washington Redskins punter Tress Way has been aspiring to his current position since his high school days at Tulsa Union. But the former OU punter never thought he'd end up a Redskin again. Union's mascot is also the Redskins and while at the Tulsa prep power, Way and his teammates would chant "All my life I want to be a Redskin." Way got his wish inadvertently, as he was...
OU football: New Washington Redskins punter Tress Way had same mascot at Tulsa Union
Sep 1, 2014New Washington Redskins punter Tress Way has been aspiring to his current position since his high school days at Tulsa Union. But the former OU punter never thought he'd end up a Redskin again. Union's mascot is also the Redskin and while at the Tulsa prep power, Way and his teammates would chant "All my life I want to be a Redskin." Way got his wish inadvertently, as he was cut by the Chicago Bears and picked up by Washington this week. While his current team is mired in controversy over the use of the Redskins name and mascot, Way did not comment on the issue in a story by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Union has said it has no plans to change its mascot. The Washington Redskins open the NFL season against the Houston Texans on Sunday at noon. Tulsa Union also opens its season in Texas against national power Southlake Carroll on Friday (8 p.m.) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The opening week is loaded with powerful matchups of highly ranked teams and some traditional rivalries.
Oklahoma high school football: Top 10 games for Week 1 of the season
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 31, 2014The opening week is loaded with powerful matchups of highly ranked teams and some traditional rivalries. Here are the top 10 games of the season’s first week: No. 1 Class 6A-II No. 3 Tulsa Washington at No. 1 Midwest City No. 2 Class 2A No. 1 Davis vs. No. 2 Vian, 3 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw No. 3 Class 5A No. 2 Lawton MacArthur at Class 4A No. 3 Clinton No. 4 Class 6A-I No. 2 Tulsa Union at Southlake (Texas) Carroll at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas No. 5 Class 4A No. 5 Woodward at 3A No. 1 Kingfisher No. 6 Class 3A No. 6 Blanchard at 4A No. 6 Tuttle No. 7 Class 3A No. 7 Heritage Hall at Casady (1-0), Thursday No. 8 Class 2A No. 10 OCS at Class A No. 2 Ringling No. 9 Class 6A-I No. 6 Edmond Memorial at No. 9 Southmoore No. 10 Class 6A-I No. 10 Owasso at No. 5 Broken Arrow *-All games Friday unless noted
Aug 31, 2014
The Oklahoman staff combed through every schedule for the season and chose the most impactful games each week for fans to see. Here is that list.
Oklahoma high school football: A week-by-week look at the top games of the season
BY JACOB UNRUH, SCOTT WRIGHT AND TRENT SHADID | Aug 31, 2014After three weeks of practices and scrimmages, official high school football games are upon us. With an impressive schedule to start the season this week that includes several rivalry games Thursday and Friday along with some intriguing games on Saturday, the season should have a strong opening weekend. But the season’s top games don’t stop there. The Oklahoman staff combed through every schedule for the season and chose the most impactful games each week for fans to see. Here is that list. Week 1 Top game: No. 3 Tulsa Washington at No. 1 Midwest City The two teams will meet in Week 1, and could very well meet again in Week 14 with the first-ever Class 6A-II gold ball on the line. As for this week, Tulsa Washington’s athletically gifted offense will get a stout test against the Bombers lauded — and loaded — defense. Honorable mention: No. 1 Davis vs. No. 2 Vian at Choctaw (2A); No. 2 Lawton MacArthur (5A) at No. 3 Clinton (4A), No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I) vs. Southlake (Texas) Carroll at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Week 2 Top game: No. 1 Jenks vs. No. 2 Tulsa Union A rematch of last season’s final Class 6A championship game, this could be a preview of the Class 6A-I title game in December. Lots of crazy things happen — like Dylan Harding’s 77-yard TD reception with 25 seconds remaining last season to propel Jenks. This matchup will be intriguing with both teams replacing several star players. Honorable mention: No. 1 Midwest City (6A-II) at No. 5 Carl Albert (5A); No. 4 Millwood (2A) at No. 2 Douglass (3A); No. 2 Lawton MacArthur (5A) at No. 2 Lawton (6A-II). Week 3 Top game: No. 3 Norman North at No. 4 Westmoore The Timberwolves and Jaguars enter the season as the most likely OKC-area 6A-I title contenders. This matchup features a ton of offensive talent on the field highlighted by Oklahoma State quarterback commitment John Kolar for Norman North and Louisville receiver commitment Dahu Green for Westmoore. Honorable mention: No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I) at No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I); No. 6 Del City (5A) at No. 1 Midwest City (6A-II); No. 7 Heritage Hall (3A) at No. 1 Davis (2A) Week 4 Top game: No. 10 OCS at No. 4 Millwood Though it’s the opening week of district play, the impact of this game could be felt the rest of the season. The winner gets an early leg up on the District 2A-2 race, with Christian Heritage still lurking, waiting for its shot. Honorable mention: No. 6 Edmond Memorial vs. No. 7 Edmond Santa Fe (6A-I); No. 12 Ardmore at No. 6 Del City (5A); No. 10 Owasso at No. 3 Norman North (6A-I) Week 5 Top game: No. 3 Clinton at No. 1 Anadarko The past two Class 4A champions collide with the district title likely in the mix — along with possibly Anadarko’s regular-season winning streak that stretches back to 2009. Last year, Clinton limped into this matchup, but if healthy this is a fight between two heavyweights built on power football. Honorable mention: No. 1 Laverne at No. 2 Pond Creek-Hunter (B); No. 3 Norman North at No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I); No. 1 Cherokee (C) at No. 3 Shattuck (C). Week 6 Top game: No. 1 Kingfisher at No. 4 Seminole These two teams have met in the 3A semifinals the past two years, both Kingfisher wins. In 2014, the Yellowjackets and Chieftains have scheduled an earlier meeting, and Seminole quarterback Doc Harvey could be the toughest test of the season for defensive end Jace Sternberger and the Kingfisher defense. Honorable mention: No. 4 Westmoore (6A-I) at No. 1 Jenks (6A-I); No. 9 Tulsa Kelley (5A) at No. 1 Shawnee (5A); No. 9 Beggs (3A) at No. 3 Victory Christian (3A) Week 7 Top game: No. 5 Woodward at No. 1 Anadarko Another huge game in perhaps the toughest district outside of 6A Division I. Woodward was the only team to play Anadarko closer than 20 points in an 18-15 battle last season. This year should be another thriller. Honorable mention: No. 6 Tuttle (4A) at No. 2 Ada (4A); No. 5 Choctaw (6A-II) at No. 6 Stillwater (6A-II); No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I) at No. 4 Westmoore (6A-I). Week 8 Top game: No. 4 Bixby at No. 3 Tulsa Washington A district title is likely on the line here between two 6A-II teams loaded with talent that could translate into a deep playoff run. Both possess talented quarterbacks in Bixby’s Tanner Griffin and Tulsa Washington’s Cordale Grundy along with some veteran presence, making this a nearly even matchup. Honorable mention: No. 4 Westmoore (6A-I) at No. 6 Edmond Memorial (6A-I); No. 6 Apache (A) at No. 1 Hollis (A); No. 1 Jenks (6A-I) at No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I). Week 9 Top game: No. 2 Lawton at No. 1 Midwest City Week 9 is loaded with potentially huge games, none bigger than this matchup of 6A-II title contenders. Midwest City and Lawton would likely be competitive in 6A-I, but the change in class has created new hope for both. If they can meet expectations, this could serve as a championship game preview. Honorable mention: No. 1 Shawnee (5A) at No. 3 McAlester (5A); No. 5 Carl Albert (5A) at No. 4 Guthrie (5A); No. 5 Woodward (4A) at No. 3 Clinton (4A) Week 10 Top game: No. 4 Guthrie at No. 10 Deer Creek Depending how the season plays out, anything could be on the line in this game, from a district title to a No. 4 playoff seed. Guthrie’s talented veteran offense meets Deer Creek’s blossoming defense. Honorable mention: No. 3 Norman North (6A-I) at No. 9 Southmoore (6A-I); No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I) at No. 6 Edmond Memorial (6A-I); No. 3 Hennessey (2A) at No. 13 Chisholm (2A).
Aug 30, 2014
Dari Nowkhah, a Tulsa Union High School and OU graduate, has taken a long, twisting road to his job as main host of the new SEC Network, which two weeks ago launched in more than 90 million homes. The road took him to one of the nation’s smallest TV markets and to nearly getting out of broadcasting and becoming a teacher. He jumped from being the No. 3 sportscaster at Tulsa’s KOTV-6 to ESPN in...
Collected Wisdom: Dari Nowkhah, SEC Network host, OU and Tulsa Union graduate
By Mel Bracht | Aug 30, 2014Dari Nowkhah, a Tulsa Union High School and OU graduate, has taken a long, twisting road to his job as main host of the new SEC Network, which two weeks ago launched in more than 90 million homes. The road took him to one of the nation’s smallest TV markets and to nearly getting out of broadcasting and becoming a teacher. He jumped from being the No. 3 sportscaster at Tulsa’s KOTV-6 to ESPN in 2004. In 2011, Nowkhah and his wife, Jenn, experienced the tragedy of losing an infant son and then founded a charity in Hayden’s name to help other families. They have three kids — Nick, 8, Nahla, 4, and Leighton, 2. My dad was born and raised in Iran. He moved to the U.S. when he was 18 to go to college. He ended up at Michigan Tech University and two years into that, transferred to TU. I was a sports nut growing up. I was one of those guys who could recite stats and names and all of that. When I was 14 and in ninth grade, I called up Channel 2 in Tulsa (KJRH-2) and talked to sports director Al Jerkens, who had been there forever. He invited me to come in and hang out for a day. I watched him get shows together. We went to a Drillers game. I watched him do the 10 o’clock show. I remember thinking this was pretty cool. I knew I was going to a state school just for costs. I grew up in a family mostly comprised of OU fans. My grandparents on my mom’s side had been season tickets to OU game for a couple of decades at that point so they would take me to games or they had my dad take me to games. I had OU jerseys as a kid and The Boz haircut at one point in fourth grade — just the brown and black hair version of it. My dad, who is an electrical engineer, had always said, “Dar, I think I could have been a doctor and I wish I had been a doctor. Financial security is a good thing and you should consider it.” I was always really good in math and I science. So I went to OU as a premed major. I went through my first chemistry class, which I realized was a lot harder than high school chemistry, in a class of about 500 people. Thanks to the grace of the greatest curve known to man, I ended up with a borderline B. I went to my adviser and said I don’t want any more of this stuff. So I changed to broadcast journalism. Gary Gibbs was the football coach the first of my four years at OU. Then it was (Howard) Schnellenberger for one and I was there for the first two years of John Blake. I have done the math — 18-27-1. That was our record the four years I was a student at OU. When I was there, we waited for basketball and Kelvin Sampson had just gotten there. I did sports my senior year at the OU television station. Also, I interned for two semesters at KWTV-9, with my mentor who is no longer with us, Bill Teegins, and Chris Harrison and Ed Murray. I got hired by then-NBC affiliate, KCFW, in Kalispell, Mont., tucked away in the northwest part of Montana in a secluded, beautiful area a few miles from western entrance to Glacier National Park. We were a satellite station of the Missoula market, which was 173rd at the time. All we did in Kalispell was a 6 p.m. weekday show. I moved to Lincoln, Neb., and worked for KLKN, the ABC affiliate. I went from covering four high schools in Montana to covering the University of Nebraska in an era where they played for a national championship one year I was there. I found out from (TV reporter) Mark Opgrande, whom I had roomed with in Kalsipell, that Channel 6 in Tulsa (KOTV) had an opening for a No. 3 sports guy — a reporter, fill-in anchor. Sports director John Holcomb loved the fact that I was from the area and hired me. He didn’t have to tell me how to pronounce Oologah, Owasso, Skiatook, and all of that stuff. I ended up getting an agent, Steve Herz, in November 2003. He called me four months after I signed with him and he said can you be in Connecticut like next Wednesday because he had lined up an interview with ESPN. We had the interview March 31. The rest of the process was excruciating because it took 10 weeks for them to offer me a job. We were ready to leave Tulsa for a variety of reasons. And my wife, Jenn, always liked Charleston, S.C., and that’s where we had gotten married. We met right before I left Lincoln. I’ve always had this hunch at some point in my life where I’m going to teach. And she did, too. She hasn’t finished her degree, but she is close. We had made that determination that if ESPN didn’t work out, we were going to quit doing this local TV thing and we would move to Charleston, take out loans, get teaching degrees and we would teach in Charleston. The first week of June we ended up getting an offer to go to Bristol. I did ESPNEWS at first, then the “SportsCenter” thing. I also did a lot of “College Football Live” and I did some “Baseball Tonight.” I loved it. It’s a great company. There is a lot of competition, which is a big thing. The one drawback for us was that it was in Connecticut. The weather is terrible. The cost of living is too high, and at the risk of generalizing, the people aren’t the friendliest all the time. I talked to one of our managers when they started the Longhorn Network about going there, even though I’m an OU guy. I had a good relationship with the University of Texas. At the same time the guy who was at ESPNU, Lowell Galindo, who is a Texas guy, wanted to go to Texas. My bosses said what if he goes there and you go to Charlotte and host ESPNU, and I said that’s fantastic. The mix of getting to get out of New England, come down to Charlotte — which is a great city, great weather, great people, all of it — and be kind of a face of a network was enough to get us to come down in July 2011. I had been tied in with the SEC since I had been down here in Charlotte. We did all of their syndicated network, the football and basketball coverage for it, and I did the studio stuff. I had a really good relationship with the SEC. I realized how big of a deal this network was to the company and to the fan base, and I do like the conference even though I’m not born into it. It launched Aug. 14 and had an enormous buzz behind it. Hayden was born on Aug. 12, 2011, shortly after we moved down to Charlotte. On the third day that he was home, he came down with a fever of 102.3. We took him to the hospital and he never left. He had contracted a virus. In very, very, very rare instances, a virus in an infant can impact the heart. It’s called viral myocarditis. He ended up needing a heart transplant. While he was on the transplant list — that list of donors for baby hearts is very small — he suffered a stroke that caused him enough damage that they were going to have to take him off the transplant list. At that point we were done watching him suffer and we made the decision to let him go on Sept. 20, 2011. He lived 39 days. We started Hayden’s Hope.org (haydenshope.org) shortly after he passed. What we wanted to do is turn his name and something terrible into something positive. We teamed up with an organization called COTA, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. What they do is they raise money for families of children who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant. They can be there for months at a time and it can be costly for them. We also want to raise the awareness of the need for pediatric organ donations. We have raised in a little more than 2 1/2 years over $100,000, which has helped many, many families. Blood donation is kind of a third angle to what we do. My grandfather set a national record — and in all likelihood a world record — for lifetime blood donation. He passed away in April 2011 having given 42 gallons of blood. The Red Cross named a huge blood donor center in Tulsa after him. It’s the Darwin Eaton Blood Donation Center. We realized that with the number of transfusions Hayden had, how important blood donation was. I try to give as often as I’m allowed.
Aug 21, 2014
Williams, Preston, Kay have big plays for Edmond Santa Fe A high school field-goal kicker can go through an entire career without the opportunity to attempt a last-minute, go-ahead field goal, but Edmond Santa Fe’s Cameron Kay got his shot in the first scrimmage of his senior season. Kay hit a line drive through the goal posts with 37 seconds left in Santa Fe’s 17-14 win over Norman North in a...
High school football scrimmages: Big plays for Edmond Santa Fe
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 21, 2014A high school field-goal kicker can go through an entire career without the opportunity to attempt a last-minute, go-ahead field goal, but Edmond Santa Fe’s Cameron Kay got his shot in the first scrimmage of his senior season. Kay hit a line drive through the goal posts with 37 seconds left in Santa Fe’s 17-14 win over Norman North in a mini-game on Thursday night at Harve Collins Field in Norman. In fact, all of Santa Fe’s points came off big plays. Junior running back Darran Williams started the scoring with a 65-yard run on the third play of the game, and defensive back Ashton Preston jumped in front of a Norman North pass and returned it for a touchdown. “That was a big-time play, and that’s the type of thing we need Ashton to do, being a Division I kid out there,” coach Lance Manning said. “He had a great break on the ball, and after he got it, he was athletic enough to take it for six.” RUNNING BACKS PUT ON A SHOW The state’s junior class is full of talented running backs, and three of the best were on the same field Thursday. In addition to Santa Fe’s Williams, Tulsa Union’s Tyler Adkins and Norman North’s Quan Hogan also performed well. The more compact Adkins showed his strength by running through tackles, while Hogan’s versatility was on display. Hogan rushed for 1,003 yards and had 830 receiving yards last season, and his role looks to be much the same this year. “We want to find ways to get the ball in his hands,” coach Wade Standley said. “He’s an explosive player and obviously made some big plays for us. Hopefully we’ll continue to be able to do that.” Williams said Thursday’s performance was just the start of what he hopes will be a strong season for the Wolves’ rushing attack, providing a good balance with quarterback Keaton Torre’s passing ability. “We’re just trying to get better, but this is just the beginning,” he said. “We’re just getting started. We’ve got to keep pushing forward to be the best.” Of course, a lot of eyes were on the two Division I quarterbacks in action, Torre and Norman North’s John Kolar, who is committed to Oklahoma State. Each player threw an interception, but they made some impressive throws as well. WESTMOORE O-LINE RECOVERS FROM ROUGH START If you only watched the first few plays of Westmoore’s offense in its 27-14 mini-game loss to Union, you probably came away thinking the Jaguars weren’t going to be able to block anyone this year. But after the rough start, Westmoore’s front five settled in and helped the offense score a pair of touchdowns. “They got better as we went on, and that’s what was important,” first-year coach Adam Gaylor said. “Early on, we didn’t have success, missed a couple of assignments. But the guys kept battling up there. They’re a tough bunch, and that’s what we need from them.” John Delmoral, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior, was in action for the first time in camp, and his presence will aid the group. As the scrimmage went on, Jags quarterback Bryson Lee was getting more and more time to throw, and it paid off with a big play, when he hit Stephan Robinson on a slant route. Robinson blazed through the secondary for a 63-yard touchdown.
‘College GameDay’ to preview season at 10 a.m. Saturday
Media notes: Two 'College GameDay' analysts pick UCLA to win national title
By Mel Bracht | Aug 21, 2014Will there be a changing of the guard this season in college football? Two of ESPN’s “College GameDay” analysts have picked UCLA, a Pac 12 team, to win the first national championship under the new playoff system, according to an ESPN news release. Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard are previewing the season with a one-hour “College GameDay” special at 10 a.m. Saturday. Corso, Herbstreit and Howard selected only one SEC team to qualify for the semifinals. Short takes Jenks High School will be featured in new Weather Channel content series “Friday Night Lightning” on Sept. 12 in advance of its rivalry game against Tulsa Union. Producers plan to celebrate the best of high school football and will spotlight 12 towns in 12 weeks. Featured throughout the day will be game-time forecasts and human interest stories from football and weather-crazy towns. The series debuts Friday with Joplin, Mo. The recently launched SEC Network has added former Auburn coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia quarterback David Greene to its analyst roster. Chizik will be a studio analyst on Mondays and Tuesdays and Greene will host “Film Room” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. ESPN’s college football schedule kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the new FCS Kickoff, pitting Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington. The ESPN High School Football Kickoff this weekend includes coverage of nine games, including No. 8 Miami Central (Fla.) vs. No. 7 Hoover (Ala.) at 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN.
Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field.
High school football: Norman North-Edmond Santa Fe highlight scrimmage action
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Aug 20, 2014A year ago this week, all eyes were on one high school scrimmage. Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North were set to meet as part of a four-team scrimmage with two of the top quarterbacks in the nation. A year later, Santa Fe's Justice Hansen is fighting for the backup job at Oklahoma and Norman North's David Cornwell is trying to climb the depth chart at Alabama. But the same scrimmage still has fans buzzing. Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field beginning at 3:50 p.m. Thursday. At 6, Westmoore will face Union in a game-like scrimmage, with Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North following at 7. Norman North once again has a Division I quarterback in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar, while Keaton Torre is behind center for Edmond Santa Fe. Only a junior, he already has an offer from Louisville and is expected to be one of the state's top players in the 2016 class. Westmoore, which made its rise toward the top of Class 6A last season, has perhaps the state's best group of wide receivers, led by Louisville commit Dahu Green. Here's a list of notable scrimmages involving Oklahoma City-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Tuttle at Cache McGuinness at Lawton MacArthur Southeast, Bridge Creek at Little Axe Chandler, Western Heights at McLoud Edmond Santa Fe, Westmoore, Tulsa Union at Norman North Millwood, Purcell at Plainview Del City at Putnam City North Edmond North, Deer Creek at Putnam City West Friday Midwest City, Mustang at Muskogee Noble at Ardmore Harrah, Newcastle at Bethany Washington, Crooked Oak, Holdenville at Bethel Southmoore at Carl Albert Christian Heritage, U.S. Grant at Casady Shawnee, Tecumseh, Sand Springs at Choctaw Dibble at Community Christian Destiny Christian at Coyle Thomas at Crescent Rush Springs at Crossings Christian Moore at Edmond Memorial Clinton at El Reno Putnam City at Enid Cashion at Hennessey Holland Hall at Heritage Hall Luther, Summit Christian at Kiefer Douglass, Guthrie, Tulsa Kelley at Langston Jones, Cushing at Meeker Apache at Minco Marlow at Pauls Valley Perkins-Tryon at Perry Kingfisher at Piedmont Mount St. Mary at OCS Yukon, Tulsa Washington, Jenks at Sapulpa Lexington at Wayne
NORMAN — You would think major college football coaches discourage high school athletes from playing multiple sports and persuade them to focus on football exclusively. Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell does exactly the opposite. “I love to see them play more sports,” Norvell said. “Kids that don’t specialize — kids that play a lot of […]
Oklahoma football: Jay Norvell encourages recruits to play lots of high school sports
Jason Kersey | Aug 19, 2014NORMAN — You would think major college football coaches discourage high school athletes from playing multiple sports and persuade them to focus on football exclusively. Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell does exactly the opposite. “I love to see them play more sports,” Norvell said. “Kids that don’t specialize — kids that play a lot of sports — improve more in college because now they’re just focusing on one thing, and you can really see them make a huge jump.” Norvell has spoken in the past about how much he loves going to watch recruits play high-school basketball. Freshman wide receiver Jeffery Mead was a multi-sport standout at Tulsa Union, playing football, basketball and baseball. The big, tall wideout has impressed Norvell with his understanding of the game so far and his route running. “He really studies the game,” Norvell said. “He has that type of mind where he’s really gonna understand what we ask him to do, and he asks the right questions. “He’s improving very quickly. Smart, athletic guys end up being really good players and we’re excited about Jeffery.”
Aug 19, 2014
WIDE RECEIVER No.#Name#Height#Weight#Class#Hometown 3#Sterling Shepard#5-10#195#Oklahoma City Shepard is by far the most experienced wide receiver back from last year’s team. The former Heritage Hall star has also taken on a leadership role within this position group. After playing the slot most of his collegiate career thus far, he’ll move outside in 2014. 12#Derrick Woods#6-1#186#Inglewood,...
Oklahoma football: Breaking down the wide receivers and tight ends
By Jason Kersey | Aug 19, 2014WIDE RECEIVER No.#Name#Height#Weight#Class#Hometown 3#Sterling Shepard#5-10#195#Oklahoma City Shepard is by far the most experienced wide receiver back from last year’s team. The former Heritage Hall star has also taken on a leadership role within this position group. After playing the slot most of his collegiate career thus far, he’ll move outside in 2014. 12#Derrick Woods#6-1#186#Inglewood, Calif. Woods only caught two passes last year, but one was huge. He went up and grabbed a critical 20-yard pass in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama that converted a third-and-12. SLOT RECEIVER 1#K.J. Young#6-0#177#; RFr.#Perris, Calif. After redshirting a year ago, Young appears to have firmly inserted himself into the starting lineup. Coaches and teammates have frequently praised him this preseason. 2#Michiah Quick#6-0#170#Fr.#Fresno Calif. The true freshman will push for immediate playing time after dazzling everyone with his physical ability throughout fall camp. WIDE RECEIVER 5#Durron Neal#5-11#201#Jr.#St. Louis Neal hasn’t exactly torn it up through his first two seasons, but by all accounts, he’s stepped up in a big way since last spring. Will this finally be the year he breaks through? 17#Jordan Smallwood#6-2#212#RFr.#Jenks A preseason injury forced Smallwood to redshirt in 2013, but he’s made a splash so far and will definitely have lots of opportunities to contribute this year. RESERVES 81#Mark Andrews#6-6#236#Fr.#Scottsdale, Ariz. The big, tall wideout could have a bright future, but likely redshirts in 2014. 83#Nick Basquine#6-0#170#Fr.#Norman This walk-on from Norman North was mentioned specifically by Trevor Knight at Big 12 Media Days as someone who had impressed him this summer. 8#Austin Bennett#6-0#175#So.#Manvel, Texas Bennett saw limited action as a true freshman and could easily work his way into the regular rotation. 84#Grant Bothun#5-11#186#Jr.#Rowlett, Texas The team’s holder, Bothun’s claim to fame is a fake field goal touchdown pass to kicker Michael Hunnicutt in last year’s Bedlam thriller. 7#Dannon Cavil#6-4#214#RFr.#San Antonio Cavil redshirted last season, somewhat surprising considering he enrolled early and went through spring football in 2013. Still, he’s absolutely talented enough to get plenty of opportunities this year. 88#Cody Chancellor#6-1#184#So.#Oklahoma City Chancellor walked on after his standout high school career at Bishop McGuinness ended two years ago. 11#Dorial Green-Beckham#6-6#225#Jr.#Springfield, Mo. If Green-Beckham wins his appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility, he instantly becomes a starter and supplants Shepard as the Sooners’ most seasoned wide receiver. If he doesn’t get a waiver, will he ever play a down in an OU uniform? 15#Jeffery Mead#6-6#184#Fr.#Tulsa Receivers coach Jay Norvell has specifically mentioned Mead as someone worth keeping an eye on. The former Tulsa Union standout has already impressed Norvell with his route running. 16#Dallis Todd#6-5#204#Fr.#La Mirada, Calif. The former four-star prospect was expected to see early action — and still may — but it sounds like he might need a little more time to adapt to the college game. TIGHT END 10#Blake Bell#6-6#259#Sr.#Wichita, Kan. First, he was the Belldozer. Then he was the Sooners’ starting quarterback for eight games in 2013. Now, everyone inside the program insists he really is a tight end — and that he really is good at it. Knight-to-Bell for a few touchdowns in 2014 would make for a pretty neat story considering how the two were in a season-long quarterback battle last year. 88#Taylor McNamara#6-5#245#So.#San Diego McNamara caught his first career pass in the Sugar Bowl, and grabbed two touchdowns in April’s spring game. After some injury problems cost him early playing time, is McNamara finally ready to showcase his talent at this level? RESERVES 80#Isaac Ijalana#6-4#247#So.#Mount Holly, N.J. Ijalana, a junior-college transfer, might have a hard time seeing much playing time on offense in 2014 behind Bell and McNamara. 89#Connor Knight#6-4#244#So.#San Antonio Trevor Knight’s twin brother, an OU walk-on, plays a lot of special teams and is a hard worker. 45#Carson Meier#6-6#226#Fr.#Tulsa The former Tulsa Union standout has the potential to be a great OU tight end eventually, but will likely redshirt this year.
Aug 15, 2014
The Timberwolves will play in Class 6A-1 with Tulsa Union and Jenks, but they hope an experienced defense will make them competitive.
High school football: Norman North has great expectations
By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Aug 15, 2014NORMAN — As high school football practices get underway this week, most teams can only speculate as to where they stack up against the top competition. One thing for certain, Jenks and Tulsa Union are the favorites in Class 6A-I until someone ends the 18-year dominance of the Tulsa-area powerhouses. Still, the “best of the rest” debate is a popular topic in 6A-I, and Norman North has as good of an argument as any. The Timberwolves return one of the state’s top players at quarterback in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar. Surrounding the dual-threat senior is an experienced line and talented all-purpose back Z’Quan Hogan on an offense that averaged more than 40 points per game last season. But if Norman North is ready to compete with the best, its defense must show drastic improvement from a season ago. In five games against 6A playoff teams in 2013, the Timberwolves gave up 41 points per game. “We’ve got to continue to grow and get better, but we’ll certainly be more experienced defensively, and that should help us on the field,” said Norman North coach Wade Standley. “The key to playing defense for us is getting turnovers and third-down stops. That’s what we’re going to look to do.” As Standley alluded to, one bright spot from last season is the experience gained while breaking in 10 new defensive starters. Seven of those starters are returning this season. “We had a bunch of young guys playing last year, including myself, but we’re coming back now experienced and healthy,” said senior linebacker Trevor Magee. “We’re just ready to get it going. We want to be the leading defense in Oklahoma.” Senior defensive end Kaden McClellan took the defensive expectations a step further, saying “We’re going to be the leading defense in Oklahoma.” With the transition to the new 16-team Class 6A Division I, Standley knows it won’t take long for the Timberwolves to find out where they stand. In the first seven weeks of the season, Norman North will face six teams that made the playoffs in 2013, and eight of its 10 total opponents finished .500 or better. “There’s no question that the schedule will be much tougher,” Standley said. “There’s no off weeks in this schedule. It’s extremely competitive. I think we’ve put ourselves in position to compete, but that’s just for where we are right now. We’ve got to build on that every week.” Norman North will open the season on Sept. 4 against crosstown rival Norman High.
Aug 10, 2014
For some, such as Midwest City and Moore, that was at 12:01 a.m., while others will get started Monday afternoon or even Tuesday. But regardless, the 2014 season has arrived, and brought with it some intriguing story lines that will begin to come into focus over the next few weeks.
High schools: Three story lines to watch as football practices get started Monday
By Scott Wright | Aug 10, 2014It’s here. With Monday morning comes the opening of high school football season. For some, such as Midwest City and Moore, that was at 12:01 a.m., while others will get started Monday afternoon or even Tuesday. But regardless, the 2014 season has arrived, and brought with it some intriguing story lines that will begin to come into focus over the next few weeks. Let’s address some of the most prominent ones: Who will be the best in the west? With every Jenks or Tulsa Union state title, the question adds another layer. There are a few different Class 6A programs that look like they have the makings of the west side’s top contender. But who will it be? Westmoore made quite a run last season, but is going through a coaching change, and needs to develop in the trenches. Norman North might have the most complete offense, but the defense still raises questions. Oddly enough, Midwest City and Lawton would likely be among the teams in this conversation, but with the 6A split, those two teams are now in the discussion of the state’s first 6A-II champions. Coaching transitions at prominent programs Two weeks ago, Phil Koons was preparing to be an assistant coach for the first time in 22 years as the defensive coordinator at Clinton, one of the most notable programs in the state. Now, after legendary coach Mike Lee’s unexpected retirement, Koons steps in as the head man. There are only a few programs that were more successful than Tuttle during Koons’ 21 seasons there, with a pair of state titles and more than 200 wins. But one of them is Clinton. Of course, that’s not the only notable school going through a coaching transition. Lots of eyes will be on Bill Young at Yukon and Brad Ballard at Tuttle. All three Moore schools made coaching changes, and a legend stepped down at Putnam City North, with Bob Wilson handing the reins to Rod Richardson. Bridge Creek’s recovery On a more serious note, Bridge Creek coach Greg Wallis has one white board, one marker and one football that survived the extreme vandalism at the school’s football fieldhouse last week, and now he has to try to begin practice without even enough helmets to put on all of his players. Estimates are still coming in on some of the damages, but the grand total should well exceed $50,000. Monday will be reserved for coaches’ meetings, conditioning tests and other basic start-of-the-season chores. And the clean-up is ongoing as well. So it’ll be a busy time for the Bobcats, and actual football will only be a portion of it. Check NewsOK.com throughout the day Monday, and The Oklahoman on Tuesday for updates on Bridge Creek’s battle to get its season started.
Media notes: Tulsa Union, Broken Arrow to make four appearances each on Cox high school football schedule
Cox schedule includes telecasts during first four weeks of the playoffs
Media notes: Tulsa Union, Broken Arrow to make four appearances each on Cox high school football schedule
Aug 6, 2014Cox announces high school football schedule Tulsa Union and Broken Arrow will make four appearances each in the Cox Communications high school football telecast package. The schedule for the The Cox Channel (channels 3 and 703) includes the Tulsa Union-Jenks game, generally considered the state’s biggest rivalry game, on Sept. 12. Southmoore, Owasso, Bixby, Jenks and Norman North are scheduled to make two appearances each. Several dates will be filled later in the season. Cox has scheduled two games for both Oct. 16 and Oct. 24. On Oct. 16, Norman North at Edmond North will air in Oklahoma City and Owasso at Tulsa Union will air in Tulsa. The other game will air on delay. On Oct. 24, Cox will air either Bixby at Tulsa Washington or Jenks at Broken Arrow. The other game will air on delay. All the games also will be streamed live at www.coxhshub.com. The Cox schedule includes playoff games on Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 and state championship games the weekend of Dec. 5-6. Oklahoma City area announcers will be Steve Marshall, analyst Rod Thompson and sideline reporter Kaycee Boles. Tulsa area announcers will be Nathan Thompson, analyst Rod Thompson and sideline reporter Mike Ziegenhorn. The Cox HS Hub Game of the Week schedule also was released. Those games will be webcast at www.coxhshub.com. Steve Marshall and Josh Helmer will share play-by-play duties with analyst Mike Whaley. Cox Channel 3/703 schedule (All games start at 7 p.m.) Sept. 4, Edmond Memorial at Southmoore. Sept. 5, Owasso at Broken Arrow. Sept. 11, Bixby at East Central. Sept. 12, Tulsa Union at Jenks. Sept. 18, Norman at Moore. Sept. 19, Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union. Sept. 26, Owasso at Norman North. Oct. 3, Bishop McGuinness at Deer Creek. Oct. 9, Tulsa Union at Southmoore. Oct. 10, Open. Oct. 16, Norman North at Edmond North. Oct. 16, Owasso at Tulsa Union. Oct. 24, Bixby at Tulsa Washington. Oct. 24, Jenks at Broken Arrow. Oct. 30, Broken Arrow at Edmond Santa Fe. Oct. 31, Carl Albert at Guthrie. Nov. 7, Open. Cox HS Hub Game of the Week Sept. 5, Lindsey at Purcell. Sept. 12, Mooreland at Cashion. Sept. 19, Yukon at Deer Creek. Sept. 28, Newcastle at Cache. Oct. 3, Tuttle at Bristow. Oct. 10, Fredrick at Washington or TBA. Oct. 16, Nowata at Vian. Oct. 24, Kellyville at Lincoln Christian. Oct. 31, Altus at Duncan. Nov. 7, TBA. Short takes Westmoore High School football games and OU baseball and softball games and will air on the Tyler Media’s new The Franchise 2, KEBC-AM 1560 and FM 92.9. Program director Buddy Wiley said select OU baseball and softball games also will air on The Franchise 107.7. WWLS-FM 98.1, The Sports Animal, has received rights to air the Westwood One NFL and NCAA football broadcasts. WWLS will air NFL primetime games on Sunday, Thursday and Monday. WWLS also will also air Sunday doubleheader games and all playoff games. Program director Dax Davis said the station also will carry NCAA football games from Westwood One. Sideline reporter Erin Andrews is joining Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on Fox’s No.1 NFL broadcast team. The trio’s first game will be San Francisco at Dallas at 3:25 p.m. Sept. 7. Other Fox teams include Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale; Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin; and Kenny Albert, Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Tony Siragusa. Dick Stockton and reporter Kristina Pink will work with analysts Donovan McNabb, Brady Quinn and Kirk Morrison, who will alternate. By Mel Bracht
Jul 28, 2014
Stephen McClernon showing more confidence at quarterback for Edmond North
High schools: District 6A-I-2 football preview
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jul 28, 2014After winning the quarterback battle early last season, Edmond North’s Stephen McClernon sometimes struggled to gain his footing. Now entering this season, coach Scott Burger said the senior quarterback has grown during the offseason. “Stephen has gotten a lot better from last year,” Burger said. “He’s more familiar with the offense. You can tell his confidence level increased as the season went on, and having a whole year under his belt will help him.” McClernon completed 147 of 256 passes for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, but he also threw 11 interceptions while helping the Huskies to a 7-5 record and the second round of the Class 6A playoffs. Burger thinks he’s shown potential in the offseason to be even better this season. “I tell those kids at quarterback they need to be the coach on the field, they need to see what I see,” he said. “When we watch film, he’s seeing that. He’s got the ability to change to another play if he needs to now, which he probably didn’t feel comfortable doing that earlier this year.” GARRETT READY TO LEAD MUSTANG Back in February, Chandler Garrett decided it was time to fully focus on his future as a football player. So the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Garrett, then a sophomore, gave up his spot as a regularly used reserve on the Mustang basketball team to commit himself to becoming a better quarterback. Now a junior, Garrett is ready to improve on last season’s numbers of 1,683 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions as only a part-time starter. He shared the job with Frankie Edwards, who has now graduated, and Garrett has it all to himself heading into coach Jeremy Dombek’s second season with the Broncos. “This year is a lot different than it was last year when I was coming in behind Frankie,” Garrett said. “We’re going to miss him and all those seniors a lot. “I decided I needed to focus on my craft here, rather than in basketball.” Mustang lost some talented receivers, but Garrett and senior David Parker have a strong connection. Parker caught 35 passes for 457 yards and three touchdowns last year. SOUTHMOORE COUNTING ON EXPERIENCE With former defensive coordinator Jeremy Stark taking over as Southmoore’s new head coach, you can expect the SaberCats to have a defensive focus. And with players like 6-4, 265-pound Bobby Henry and 6-4, 245-pound Dakota Troglin — both Division I prospects — size will play an important role. And though Southmoore graduated some key players at running back and receiver, the offense has an experienced quarterback in the huddle. Connor Uselton is only a sophomore, but he gained significant experience as a freshman starter. RUNNING GAME A THREAT FOR NORMAN NORTH, TOO With his verbal commitment to Oklahoma State back in the spring, Norman North quarterback John Kolar suddenly grabbed the spotlight on the Timberwolves’ offense. But don’t forget about running back Quan Hogan and a talented offensive line that was loaded with sophomores a year ago. Hogan, a junior who already has an offer from Tulsa, proved to be a threat carrying the ball or catching it out of the backfield, rushing for 1,003 yards to go with 830 receiving yards and 17 total touchdowns. EXTRA POINTS Give Tulsa Union the award for the toughest non-district schedule. After opening with Texas power Southlake Carroll, the Redskins face rivals Jenks and Broken Arrow... After serving as the team’s offensive coordinator last year, Rod Richardson will have some important pieces in place when he begins his first season as Putnam City North’s head coach, starting with returning quarterback Chase Sparks... Owasso coach Bill Patterson calls defensive end Michael Anderson “One of the best defensive players to put on a Ram uniform in several years.”... New coach Paul Hix will have a unique turnaround job at Moore. The former Stillwater offensive coordinator brings a pass-heavy background to a team that has been focusing on the run game the last few years. District 6A-I-2 coaches’ poll 1. Tulsa Union (11-3) 2. Norman North (7-4) 3. Owasso (5-6) 4. Southmoore (6-4) 5. Edmond North (7-5) (tie) Mustang (7-5) 7. Putnam City North (4-6) 8. Moore (1-9) *Note: Last year’s records in parentheses
Jul 15, 2014
Defensive end has committed to Tulsa, where he will likely study petroleum engineering.
Super 30: Owasso's Michael Anderson a standout in the classroom as well
By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Jul 15, 2014OWASSO — When Owasso standout Michael Anderson heads to Tulsa, he plans to have his hands full on the field and in the classroom. Anderson, No. 12 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015, verbally committed to the Golden Hurricane in early July. He also has scholarship offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Harvard, New Mexico, and North Texas. “School is No. 1 on my list,” Anderson said. “I love football, but with TU’s great academics, it was really a perfect choice for me.” The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end is every bit as talented with the books as he is a pass rusher. He scored a 29 on his ACT and boasts a 4.0 GPA. As a junior, he registered 93 tackles and five sacks for the Rams. “I spent some time trying to decide whether I wanted to study chemical or petroleum engineering,” Anderson said. “Petroleum is a more centered around physics and math, which fits me, so I’m planning to go that direction. And it helps that Tulsa is one of the top schools in the country for it. “As far as on the field, the coaches say they really like what I can do, and I think there’s a possibility for some early play time. So it’s just the right fit all around.” He’ll arrive at Tulsa during a new age for the program. The Golden Hurricane will enter the American Athletic Conference this season. “Going into the new conference with some good programs, that’s super exciting,” Anderson said. “They won’t really play a lot of cupcakes. I know they’ve got schools like Ohio State and Oklahoma scheduled in the future. That’s exciting to go into.” Before making his way to Tulsa, Anderson has some unfinished business at the high school level against Tulsa-area rivals Jenks and Tulsa Union. “Jenks, man, we should’ve had them in last year’s playoffs,” said Anderson, referring to Owasso’s 14-10 loss in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. “This year, we’ve got them Week 3 and it’s going to be a different game. Within the district, I’d say we are most looking forward to Union. Those are two powerhouses on the east side, so it’s a chance to prove who is dominant in this area.”
Network to air more than 1,000 events in inaugural year
Media notebook: Cox Communications to carry SEC Network
By Mel Bracht | Jul 9, 2014Cox Communications will carry the SECNetwork when it launches on Aug. 14 as part of an agreement between Cox and ESPN, which operates the network. The channel will be available in all Cox markets. Cox subscribers will also have authenticated access to additional live events scheduled for the network’s digital platform, with the ability to watch SEC Network content anytime, anywhere on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device. The SEC Network and its accompanying digital platform will air more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, 50 softball games and events across all of the SEC’s 21 sports. Dari Nowkhah, a Tulsa Union High School and OU graduate, has been hired as network host. Short takes -- ESPN’s telecast of Germany’s 7-1 victory over Brazil on Tuesday ranks as the highest-rated and most-viewed World Cup semifinal match ever on a U.S. network, according to Nielsen. The telecast averaged a 4.2 U.S. household rating and 6,643,000 viewers, based on fast nationals. -- Recently retired NBA standout Shane Battier has been hired by ESPN as a men’s college basketball analyst, working both in the studio and select games. -- The Longhorn Network will air the Iowa State at Texas football game at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. It was previously announced that LHN, which is carried by Cox, will carry Texas’ opener against visiting North Texas at 7 p.m. Aug. 30. -- Weekend network baseball includes the L.A. Angels at Texas at 6 p.m. Saturday on KOKH-25, St. Louis at Milwaukee at 1 p.m. Sunday on TBS, and Baltimore at the Yankees at 7 p.m. Sunday on ESPN. -- NBC Sports Group and the National Pro Grid League, the country’s first professional fitness league, have announced an exclusive coverage agreement to present more than 10 hours of the league’s inaugural playoffs across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. Coverage will will culminate with the final at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3 on NBCSN. Featuring top U.S. functional fitness stars, the league is a collection of eight co-ed teams (five men and five women, one of each 40 years of age or older) who compete in head-to-head timed competitions.
Jun 14, 2014
Age: 49 Residence: Bixby When he left the University of Oklahoma to begin his climb through professional baseball, Glenn Sullivan didn’t know he wanted to be a high school coach. The three-sport standout in high school and two-sport player for the Sooners — Sullivan was also a backup quarterback at OU — had a degree in public affairs and administration. But after a minor league career that led...
Collected wisdom: Glenn Sullivan, former OU baseball and football standout
Interviewed by Ryan Aber, firstname.lastname@example.org | Jun 14, 2014Age: 49 Residence: Bixby When he left the University of Oklahoma to begin his climb through professional baseball, Glenn Sullivan didn’t know he wanted to be a high school coach. The three-sport standout in high school and two-sport player for the Sooners — Sullivan was also a backup quarterback at OU — had a degree in public affairs and administration. But after a minor league career that led him as far as Triple-A in the Cubs’ organization, Sullivan decided to give coaching a try, first in independent ball and then at Jenks. He coached the Trojans to a state title in 2000 before leaving coaching for a few years to spend more time with his family. Sullivan got back in as the head coach at Holland Hall several years ago and recently was named the head coach at Bixby, where he and his family have lived for about 13 years. Sullivan talked to The Oklahoman about his time in Norman, deciding to stay after the Sooners switched back to the wishbone and how he decided to go into coaching. My dad, James Sullivan, made me an OU fan. I can remember the ’76 Orange Bowl when we got beat by Arkansas 31-6. We could’ve had a chance to be No. 1 in the nation. Just those times and watching those teams with Steve Davis and those guys going through. Steve’s son, Bo Davis, played for me when I was at Jenks. He was our second baseman on our state championship team at Jenks in 2000. I always wanted to be a Sooner. My dad grew up in Wagoner and then Hulbert and we always watched them. When they decided they were going to throw the ball, that was something I could do. I definitely wasn’t a pure wishbone quarterback. They brought in David Vickers from Tulsa Hale and they brought in Kyle Irvin from Tulsa Union, the same type quarterbacks I was, and we were going to try to see who was going to throw it. Then halfway through that year, Marcus Dupree left and then in the spring they told us that they were going to go back to the straight wishbone. I knew that was going to be tough for me but I also knew coach (Barry) Switzer said I could play baseball. I was talking to the University of Florida because they had recruited me, but they wouldn’t let me play baseball so I just decided to stick it out there. I got a little bit of time at quarterback in mop-up duty. Obviously Jamelle Holieway was a great quarterback but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It was a great experience — a lot of wins, four Big Eight championships, a national championship ring. When Jamelle was there he was a great wishbone quarterback. Troy Aikman had been recruited that winter and he had signed with OU. They went back to the straight wishbone. I can remember talking to my dad saying, “You know, they go back to the wishbone, I’m going to be in trouble but if they decide to throw it again I’m going to be in trouble as well because this guy’s pretty good,” so baseball ended up being my thing. It was really different because back in those days, most people didn’t talk about scholarships like they do now. I was sitting in my English class my junior year and my principal, Mr. Hines, gets me out of class and says there’s a coach from the University of Oklahoma that would like to see you. He can’t talk to you, because it was one of those times, but he’s in the cafeteria and he just wants to see you. So we’re walking down the hall and I go, “What does he want to see me for?” He said, “They might be interested in you playing some football for them and going to school there.” I was like “What? Really?” I walk in there like a piece of meat and walk around, turn around and walk out. I went home and told my parents and they said there will be opportunities that would be possible and they explained everything to me at that point. That was my first experience of possibly getting school paid for on a scholarship to play football, so that was pretty neat. We had some really good baseball teams. In ’85, which was my first spring, we were ranked No. 1 in the nation for about half the season. Bobby Witt was on our team, who was the third pick overall in ’85 by the Rangers. It was a blast, great guys to play with and had a great experience. The complexes they have now aren’t quite what we had. When I got there, our indoor facility was under the east side of the football stadium and we called it Pneumonia Downs. It had barrels that we filled up with wood for heat in the winter. They also had an indoor track that went around there. We had one cage and right next to that cage they had some mounds and behind the mounds they had a storage area—a big wooden storage closet and that’s where the catcher sat. Bobby put so many holes in that wood with the 97 mph fastball. It would scare you to death when you were hitting in the cage. When I got drafted, it was the 29th round and you always kind of doubt yourself a little bit. I hit .300 my first year in Geneva in the New York-Penn League and I realized that I could catch up to the fastball. I could do the things that needed to be done to have a chance to play, so even though I was a 29th-round pick, I was the first player out of our class in 1987 to get to Triple-A. Of course some passed me after that and made it to the big leagues, but one of the things that I prided myself on that helps me as a coach right now is I made sure I could do all the little things that needed to be done within a game to get noticed and progress through the minor leagues up to a higher levels. Obviously there were players with better talent than I that went on to the big leagues, but at least I gave myself a chance. I did that. I gave myself a chance. Do I think I could’ve played in the big leagues? Yeah. Do I think I would’ve stuck in the big leagues? No. But I think I was good enough that I probably could’ve hit .250-.260 in the big leagues, which isn’t quite enough to stick around very long. As I got drafted and got into the minor leagues, just the teaching of the games and listening to guys talk about the strategy of baseball and that sort of thing got my interest going toward coaching. When I finished playing, I went to work for Marriott hotels for a little while and I worked for my father a little bit but in my heart I felt like I wanted to coach, so I went through the alternative placement program after coaching a couple years in the minor leagues and then I got the job at Jenks and was on my way. My old manager for the Cubs, who managed me in Double-A and Triple-A, Jim Essian, who actually had a little bit of big league time with the Cubs as a manager, called me in ’95. That’s when I’d just moved to Oklahoma from Texas from working with my dad. I was in between jobs so I went to play with him that summer. I played about two weeks with him in Pueblo, Colo., and then that folded. Greg Minton, who pitched for San Francisco for a few years and was a closer, was in Lubbock and called me and wanted me to be a player/coach. I did that in ’95 there. And then in ’96 had the same role, didn’t play very much, was mainly the hitting instructor, then when Greg left in ’97-’98 I took over as the manager. I’d lived that lifestyle. The pro ball lifestyle is tough if you’re going to have a family. I got married in ’96, and we had our first child in May of ’98 when I was managing in Lubbock. In the offseason that year I helped out with Jenks with the ninth grade team and got to know the administration pretty good. At the All-Star break of ’98, I flew back home and interviewed with Jenks. They offered me the job. I then resigned from managing the Lubbock team and that’s how I took over at Jenks. It was Jim Essian really that got me interested in coaching. He was really a strategist. He really thought the game out as far as holding runners as a manager, your double steals, your pickoffs, trying to take advantage of every situation, showing you what the teams are trying to do to you in certain situations, was excellent at teaching hitting. That sort of piqued my interest, and then Greg Minton in Lubbock was also a student of the game. He taught me pitching and what guys were trying to do to you and that sort of thing, so that’s the fun part for me is trying to get kids to understand what teams are trying to do to you, how you can take advantage of what they’re doing, how you can keep them from doing things by saying certain things as a manager to give you an element of surprise. So that part of the strategy of baseball really interested me, and those two guys really got me going in that area, and I also love helping kids as well. I’ve always loved doing that. Combine those two and here I am where I am now. Family is super important to me. My parents were always at every game or anything we ever did. I have three brothers and a sister and they were always with us every time they could be there so I always knew how important that was to me to look up in the stands and see them. They weren’t screamers and yellers, but just to know that I had their support. That’s what I wanted to be for my son and my daughter was to be there for them and the things that they experienced. God made that possible for me and I was able to do that and I was able to still provide for my family and still was able to do some of the things that I loved with baseball, so it worked out that way. My wife, Kristie, teaches at Bixby Public Schools and my kids go to school here, so it’s fun.
These athletes were honored by The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Chapter of The National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame and The Oklahoman
All Sports Scholar-Athlete honorees
Jun 7, 2014List of all winners presented by The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Chapter of The National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame and The Oklahoman. Bob Colon Scholarship Presented by The Oklahoman Winners: Landon Nault, Kingfisher; Hayley Redwine, Norman Runner-Up Winners: Cameron Batson, Millwood; Joshua Bedell, Yukon; Jessi Hildebrand, Newcastle; Bryan Lilley, Edmond North; Brianna McArthur, Moore; Violet Victoria, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Jim Thorpe Players of the Year Baseball: Gavin LaValley, Carl Albert Basketball (boy): Shawn Olden, Tulsa Union Basketball (girl): Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow Cross County (boy): Ben Barrett, Norman North Cross County (girl): Michaela Werner, Grove Football: Steven Parker, Jenks Golf (boy): Nick Heinen, Edmond North Golf (girl): Marla Souvannasing, Tulsa Union Soccer (boy): Mauro Cichero, Norman North Soccer (girl): Anna Beffer, Tulsa Union Swimming (boy): Riley Bunyard, Harrah Swimming (girl): Jessi Hildebrand, Newcastle Tennis (boy): Bryan Lilley, Edmond North Tennis (girl): Lauren Pickens, Owasso Track & Field (boy): Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek Track & Field (girl): Makayla Stephens, Atoka Volleyball: Josie Gandall, Tulsa Kelley Wrestling: Gary Wayne Harding, Collinsville NFF Jim Thorpe/Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame College Players of the Year Blake Bell, Oklahoma Alex Hemberger, Northwestern State Michael Hicks, Southern Nazarene Christian Hood, Central Oklahoma Deandre Jennings, Northeastern A&M Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State Gabe Moyer, Tulsa Kevin Tankerson, Panhandle State NFF High School Football Coaching Award Joe Biddle, Destiny Christian Jody Weber, Davis Merv Johnson Integrity in College Coaching Award Gary Howard, Central Oklahoma (retired) Jim Thorpe Appreciation Award Rep. Bobby Cleveland, for his dedication and support of working with the youth programs of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum.
High school football: A look at some of the high-profile coaching changes heading into spring footballMay 18, 2014
The overwhelming theme for spring ball this year is the variety of high-profile coaching changes, particularly around the Oklahoma City metro area.
High school football: A look at some of the high-profile coaching changes heading into spring football
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | May 18, 2014Spring football practice can begin Monday, and it always brings a variety of interesting story lines across the high school landscape. The overwhelming theme for spring ball this year is the variety of high-profile coaching changes, particularly around the Oklahoma City metro area. Here’s a look at the five most interesting coaching changes across the metro: Yukon By far the most intriguing hire of the offseason, longtime college defensive coordinator Bill Young takes over for the Millers. The man who has been an assistant at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Arizona State, Miami, Ohio State, Southern Cal and the Detriot Lions is now Yukon’s head coach. Not only that, Yukon has brought in a proven head coach to be Young’s offensive coordinator. Brian Sauser, 38, had turned Iowa City West into a regular playoff contender in his six years there. He was expected to be introduced to the coaches on Sunday and to the team on Monday. Westmoore Adam Gaylor has been one of the state’s more well-regarded assistant coaches over the last few years, and he’s walking into a good situation at Westmoore. The former Broken Arrow defensive coordinator takes over a program coming off a Class 6A semifinal appearance with several key pieces returning. That includes perhaps the state’s best group of receivers, led by widely recruited senior-to-be Dahu Green. Guthrie It’s not often you see a coaching change following a state championship, but that’s what they’re facing in Guthrie, with Rafe Watkins moving up to Class 6A at Muskogee. The 5A champion Bluejays stayed inside the program to promote Kelly Beeby. Guthrie has some talent returning, but must replace its quarterback and do-everything star Kai Callins. Tuttle The most surprising coaching vacancy came a few weeks ago when Philip Koons stepped down at Tuttle after 21 seasons and 205 victories, leaving an opening at one of the state’s most routinely successful programs. The Tigers brought in Brad Ballard from Lincoln Christian, which has been pretty stout in its own right. Ballard was the defensive coordinator there and seems to be a good fit for a town that is passionate about football. Putnam City North For a school that has only been open for 35 years, PC North has had quite a string of coaches, from Ron Taylor to Mike Little to Bob Wilson. Wilson retired from coaching in April after 22 years as the head Panther, and assistant Rod Richardson will step in. This is Richardson’s first football head coaching job, but the guy is a proven winner. He has more than 100 victories as the Panthers’ baseball coach, with three state tournament appearances. He played quarterback at Midwest City in the mid-1990s, when the Bombers were hugely successful. But Richardson has some work ahead of him, trying to get the Panthers back on track in the middle of the Class 6A split. The large-school side of the split guarantees PC North a brutal schedule that will include district games against Tulsa Union, Owasso, Norman North, Edmond North, Mustang, Southmoore and Moore.