Ardmore Tigers football
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|2013-09-06||@||Ada||W||36 - 21|
|2013-09-13||vs||Durant||L||7 - 9|
|2013-09-20||vs||Prime Prep (Texas)||W||9 - 7|
|2013-09-27||vs||Southeast||W||49 - 0|
|2013-10-04||vs||Del City||W||29 - 20|
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|2013-10-17||vs||Chickasha||W||24 - 3|
|2013-10-25||vs||Capitol Hill||W||42 - 6|
|2013-11-01||@||Altus||W||35 - 34|
|2013-11-08||vs||Lawton MacArthur||L||22 - 30|
|2013-11-15||vs||McGuinness||L||27 - 40|
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A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience:*Brock Pemberton, 62, of Ardmore was a New York Mets prospect in the 1970s. The Tulsa native's family moved to California when he was young. The first baseman was named California's co-Player of the Year before he was picked by the Mets in the sixth round of the 1972 draft. He spent most of his career in the minors,...
Tributes: Ardmore resident, former Mets prospect Brock Pemberton dies at 62
Scott Munn, Associated Press | Mar 14, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Brock Pemberton, 62, of Ardmore was a New York Mets prospect in the 1970s. The Tulsa native's family moved to California when he was young. The first baseman was named California's co-Player of the Year before he was picked by the Mets in the sixth round of the 1972 draft. He spent most of his career in the minors, though he played 13 games over the 1974-75 seasons with the big club. Pemberton managed one year in Class A, before becoming a professional landscaper for state parks and federal Indian reservations in New Mexico. *Kimberly Voyles, 58, of Oklahoma City. She came from a house divided. Husband Curtis Voyles once played baseball for the Oklahoma Sooners. Kimberly was a strong supporter of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. *Jim Cole, 68, of Muskogee was a quarterback for the hometown Roughers. Coached youth sports as an adult and volunteered for the Special Olympics. *Aubrey McClendon, 56, of Oklahoma City. The co-founder of Chesapeake Energy and founder of American Energy was part of the ownership group that brought the NBA's Thunder to Oklahoma City. A civic leader who also had a passion for the Oklahoma Boathouse District. *Randolph Furch Sr., 74, of St. Louis was a Beggs native. He participated in football, basketball and track for Wheatley High School, earning All-State honors in each sport. Furch was an All-American receiver under legendary coach Tim Crisp at Langston. Furch tried out with the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. Played professionally in the Canadian Football League. *Ken Hammond II, 67, of Poteau. He was an exceptional athlete at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City. He earned a scholarship and played baseball at OU. Received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor; established a practice in Poteau in 1975. *Sandi Austin, 68, of Oklahoma City played women's and coed softball as an adult. Austin also umpired softball for the USSSA in the Oklahoma City area. She officiated many USSSA girls youth world tournaments in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. Twice selected as Oklahoma Umpire of the Year. The former pitcher was an instructor at youth softball clinics in Moore. Also liked to bowl. *Dave Largent, 76, of Oklahoma City excelled in baseball and track at Moore High School. A home builder by trade. *Freddie Hurd, 58, of Oklahoma City was a record-setting halfback at Ardmore High School. He ran for a then-school record 1,949 yards, which earned him a spot on The Oklahoman's 1975 All-State team. Hurd played in the Oil Bowl the next summer and set records for the longest run (77 yards) and most yards (166) in a game. The 5-foot-8, 180-pounder signed with OU but transferred to Southwestern State before playing in a game for the Sooners. Worked for Piedmont Public Schools. *Janette Trimble O'Brien, 85, of Jenks was a gymnastics judge. *Leroy Howland, 75, of Choctaw was an OU football season ticket holder for 25 years. Also an avid NASCAR fan. *Jerald Prince, 64, of Sugar Land, Texas, was a member of the Oklahoma football team, although he attended school on an academic scholarship. The accountant was the first African-American student at Duncan High School to receive the Crossman Award for academic achievements. *Helen Gentry Copp, 81, of Norman married Oklahoma City University basketball player John Copp in 1953. She was an educator by trade. While teaching in Anadarko, she was given the final hour of study hall for junior high male athletes whose sports were not in season. She taught the boys how to play chess and then organized tournaments so the boys could continue to compete. Daughter Debbie Copp is a long-time member of the OU sports information department and a former staffer for The Oklahoman sports department. *Kevin Collins, 69, of Naples, Fla., was an infielder who played parts of the 1973 and '74 seasons with the Oklahoma City 89ers. Collins batted around .280 during his time in OKC, then affiliated with the Cleveland Indians. He retired after the '74 season and went into the automotive supply business. ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003270,t000160437,t000003271,t000007309,t000007329,t000007365,t000003183,g000362661,g000065603,g000066164
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Ardmore resident, former Mets prospect Brock Pemberton dies at 62
By Scott Munn | Mar 14, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Brock Pemberton, 62, of Ardmore was a New York Mets prospect in the 1970s. The Tulsa native's family moved to California when he was young. The first baseman was named California's co-Player of the Year before he was picked by the Mets in the sixth round of the 1972 draft. He spent most of his career in the minors, though he played 13 games over the 1974-75 seasons with the big club. Pemberton managed one year in Class A, before becoming a professional landscaper for state parks and federal Indian reservations in New Mexico. *Kimberly Voyles, 58, of Oklahoma City. She came from a house divided. Husband Curtis Voyles once played baseball for the Oklahoma Sooners. Kimberly was a strong supporter of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. *Jim Cole, 68, of Muskogee was a quarterback for the hometown Roughers. Coached youth sports as an adult and volunteered for the Special Olympics. *Aubrey McClendon, 56, of Oklahoma City. The co-founder of Chesapeake Energy and founder of American Energy was part of the ownership group that brought the NBA's Thunder to Oklahoma City. A civic leader who also had a passion for the Oklahoma Boathouse District. *Randolph Furch Sr., 74, of St. Louis was a Beggs native. He participated in football, basketball and track for Wheatley High School, earning All-State honors in each sport. Furch was an All-American receiver under legendary coach Tim Crisp at Langston. Furch tried out with the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. Played professionally in the Canadian Football League. *Ken Hammond II, 67, of Poteau. He was an exceptional athlete at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City. He earned a scholarship and played baseball at OU. Received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor; established a practice in Poteau in 1975. *Sandi Austin, 68, of Oklahoma City played women's and coed softball as an adult. Austin also umpired softball for the USSSA in the Oklahoma City area. She officiated many USSSA girls youth world tournaments in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. Twice selected as Oklahoma Umpire of the Year. The former pitcher was an instructor at youth softball clinics in Moore. Also liked to bowl. *Dave Largent, 76, of Oklahoma City excelled in baseball and track at Moore High School. A home builder by trade. *Freddie Hurd, 58, of Oklahoma City was a record-setting halfback at Ardmore High School. He ran for a then-school record 1,949 yards, which earned him a spot on The Oklahoman's 1975 All-State team. Hurd played in the Oil Bowl the next summer and set records for the longest run (77 yards) and most yards (166) in a game. The 5-foot-8, 180-pounder signed with OU but transferred to Southwestern State before playing in a game for the Sooners. Worked for Piedmont Public Schools. *Janette Trimble O'Brien, 85, of Jenks was a gymnastics judge. *Leroy Howland, 75, of Choctaw was an OU football season ticket holder for 25 years. Also an avid NASCAR fan. *Jerald Prince, 64, of Sugar Land, Texas, was a member of the Oklahoma football team, although he attended school on an academic scholarship. The accountant was the first African-American student at Duncan High School to receive the Crossman Award for academic achievements. *Helen Gentry Copp, 81, of Norman married Oklahoma City University basketball player John Copp in 1953. She was an educator by trade. While teaching in Anadarko, she was given the final hour of study hall for junior high male athletes whose sports were not in season. She taught the boys how to play chess and then organized tournaments so the boys could continue to compete. Daughter Debbie Copp is a long-time member of the OU sports information department and a former staffer for The Oklahoman sports department. *Kevin Collins, 69, of Naples, Fla., was an infielder who played parts of the 1973 and '74 seasons with the Oklahoma City 89ers. Collins batted around .280 during his time in OKC, then affiliated with the Cleveland Indians. He retired after the '74 season and went into the automotive supply business.
Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.
High school sports: College signing list
From Staff Reports | Feb 6, 2016Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.-Fort Smith) Chase Bridges, Sterling (USAO) Joe Buckendorff, Heritage Hall (Dodge City CC) Jace Christopher, Westmoore (Westminster) Brendan Ezell, Heritage Hall (Seminole) Austin Feathers, Sapulpa/Independence CC (NSU) Braidyn Fink, Westmoore (OU) Cade Fulton, Mustang (Eastern) Coy Hacker, Blanchard (Redlands) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) Tanner Long, Blanchard (NOC-Tonkawa) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Bryce Milligan, Blanchard (OCU) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Wesley O'Neill, Ponca City (NOC-Enid) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Tyler Stephens, Blanchard (Redlands) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) Brendan Yates, Putnam City West (Independence CC) Brandon Zaragoza, Westmoore (OU) Boys Basketball Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial (OU) Tre Evans, Edmond North (Old Dominion) Jakolby Long, Mustang (Iowa St.) Kellen Manek, Harrah (ORU) Dashawn McDowell, Southeast (SMU) Lindy Waters III, Norman North (OSU) Jaedon Whitfield, Boise City (OPSU) Girls Basketball London Archer, Putnam City North (La-Monroe) Lauryn Blevins, Claremore (NSU) Jamie Bonnarens, Cache (Cameron) Katy Boyles, Community Christian (USAO) Areanna Combs, Putnam City West (OSU) Alyssa Cox, Ringling (USAO) Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa (OU) Raley Farquhar, Victory Christian (OBU) Darian Hill, Harrah (USAO) Jaden Hobbs, Alva (OSU) Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North (USAO) Kelsey Johnson, Washington (UT-Arlington) Isis Lane, Putnam City North (Texas Southern) Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall (Fla. Gulf Coast) Andi Pierce, Garber (W. Illinois) Kaci Richardson, Westmoore (OBU) Alexa Scott, Norman North (ORU) Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial (Samford) Megan Shelton, Plainview (OC) Sydney Stout, Bixby (Arkansas) Aliyah White, Anadarko (OBU) Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee (Arkansas) Cross Country/Track and Field Ean Beyer, Norman North (OU) Carter Bradford, Yukon (Tulsa) Hanna Fergason, Chickasha (Pitt St.) Emily Gardiner, Southmoore (Wichita St.) Breonna Hall, Millwood (Tulsa) Matthew Leedy, Carl Albert (St. Gregory's) Daisha Reece, Norman North (Rogers St.) Rylee Rich, Marlow (OC) Daisy VanMeter, Henryetta (OBU) Morgan Williamson, Durant (SOSU) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Sherman Addi, Apache (NEO) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Jaylon Alexander, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Abe Anderson, Metro Christian (UCO) Landon Anderson, Stratford (OBU) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Joshua Arnold, Collinsville (OBU) Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley (OBU) Josh Autaubo, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Levi Bagwell, Meeker (OBU) Kelby Bailey, Anadarko (Air Force) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Roger Barcheers, Poteau (SNU) Isaac Barham, Bartlesville (NSU) Jalen Barkus, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Cade Baumann, Walters (NEO) Blake Benham, Stilwell (NWOSU) Jayden Benway, Altus (NWOSU) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Taven Birdow, Altus (Air Force) Tariq Bitson, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Marcus Brent, Tulsa Washington (NWOSU) Brendan Brown, Midwest City (UCO) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Bryan Burns, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Lonell Burris, Choctaw (NEO) Clay Burt, Liberty/NEO (South Alabama) Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Trey Cabbiness, Norman North (OBU) Brock Calfy, Temple (SWOSU) Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian (UCO) Ronald Cavers, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Brandt Chitwood, Alex (UCO) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jarviear Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sterling Claphan, Chickasha (OPSU) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Chris Cohen, Millwood (NSU) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Caleb Colvin, Owasso (NEO) Dalton Cooper, Tuttle (SWOSU) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Caleb Crites, Colcord (UCO) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Ke'Landus Culoton, Coweta (OBU) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Alec Davidson, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Worenn Davis, Midwest City (NEO) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Jackson Denny, Norman North (OBU) Bo Denny, El Reno (NWOSU) Breyden DeSpain, Oologah (Central Arkansas) Dakota Diessner, Durant/NEO (UCO) Cole Dixon, Sand Springs (NSU) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Tony Evans, El Reno (NWOSU) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Laben Fisher, Skiatook (NWOSU) Trenton Fletcher, Fox (OBU) Landon Forman, Kingfisher (NEO) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Gavin Garner, Newcastle (NWOSU) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Jace Garrison, Davis (OBU) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Daniel Glenn, Sapulpa (SOSU) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) R.J. Goodman, Midwest City (NEO) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Kavon Graham, Owasso (NEO) Qemar Gray, Bartlesville (NWOSU) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Colton Grove, Maud (OBU) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Marcheenan Hair, Lawton (NEO) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Tripp Hall, Tecumseh (OBU) Butch Hampton, Piedmont (Western Michigan) Jordan Harbin, Bixby (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jonathan Harris, Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Jacob Harrison, Seminole (SOSU) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Caleb Hash, Shawnee (NSU) Riley Hathhorn, Broken Arrow (NEO) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Jordan Hearon, Sapulpa (SOSU) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Nathan Herring, McAlester (NSU) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Zach Hill, Blanchard/UCO (SWOSU) Austin Hilton, McAlester (UCO) Braden Hobbs, Harrah (OBU) Paul Hoke, Claremore (NEO) Jarron Holbert, Davis (NEO) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Ty Hughes, Jones (UCO) Gus Hull, Tecumseh (OBU) Kelly Hunter, Duncan (SOSU) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Jaron James, Mannford (OBU) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Beau Jinkens, Kingfisher (OPSU) Tabor Johns, Hennessey (SWOSU) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Juwan Johnson, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Richard Johnson, Owasso (NSU) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Riley Julian, Marlow (SWOSU) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Buck Kelly, Haskell (NEO) Tre Knight, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Tré Lang, Haskell (NEO) Jared Lawson, Waukomis (SWOSU) Kort Lewis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Derek Loccident, Westmoore (UCO) Randy Lollis, Putnam City North (OPSU) Jared Lopes, Muskogee (UCO) Kobe Love, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Skye Lowe, Kingston (NEO) Austin Malicott, Westmoore (NWOSU) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Lane Martin, Stratford (OBU) Jake Martinez, Ada (OPSU) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Easton Maxwell, Pioneer (NWOSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Reggie Mayes Jr., Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Greg McCalister, Millwood (NEO) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Adonis McGee, Lone Grove (NEO) Noah McGraw, Deer Creek (OBU) Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove (SWOSU) Jacob McGuire, Velma-Alma (OBU) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Trent McLaughlin, McAlester (SOSU) Demarco McMichael, Elk City (NEO) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Logan Meriwether, Waynoka (NWOSU) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Lon'Trelle Miller, Tulsa Edison (NEO) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Gabe Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (UCO) Hayden Moore, Duncan (ECU) Shane Moore, Eufaula (NSU) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Jalyn Morgan, Guthrie (SWOSU) Kobe Morgan, Dewey (NSU) Lesslie Morgan, Muldrow (NSU) Trent Morris, Inola (Ottawa) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Kolton Mueggenborg, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Mason Myers, Chandler (UCO) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) Trevon Overstreet, Drumright (NSU) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Vessy Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Tyrell Paylor, Idabel (NEO) Samuel Perkins, Carnegie (SNU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Colton Piehler, Stroud (NEO) K.J. Powers, Cache (NEO) Keelan Price, Kingston (SOSU) Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Keyante Prince, Wynnewood (SOSU) Tanner Profice, Norman North (OBU) Michael Pruitt, Guthrie (NEO) JaRon Pryor, Guthrie (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Ben Raulston, Ponca City (UCO) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dake Reese, Seminole (NWOSU) Asjon Reeves, Del City (SWOSU) Tafton Reynolds, Woodward (NWOSU) Dewayne Rhodes, Luther (SWOSU) Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) Gavin Richmond, Enid (SWOSU) Mason Rickner, Chandler (NEO) Blake Riley, Purcell (OBU) Luke Ring, Duncan (OBU) Roc Robbins, Collinsville (Missouri Southern) Logan Roberson, Harrah (OU) Bryce Roberts, Mustang (New Mexico St.) Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore/NEO (Kansas) Jordan Rolin, Purcell (SWOSU) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Jake Ross, Coweta (NEO) Nick Ruffin, Millwood (NWOSU) Sam Ruhl, Ardmore (UCO) Terrence Rushing, Tipton (NEO) Newton Salisbury, Collinsville/NEO (Fla. International) Demond Sampson, Owasso (NEO) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Cooper Savage, Chisholm (OPSU) Dawson Schick, Oklahoma Christian (NEO) Aliik Sezer, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Shaw, Lawton (UCO) Justice Sills, Jay (NEO) Clayton Sims, Deer Creek (NEO) Tyler Skeen, Wagoner (NSU) Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Trystan Slinker, Cache (SNU) Jasper Smiley, Tecumseh (OPSU) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Jake Standlee, Meeker (UCO) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Tyler Stovall, Kingston (SOSU) Isaiah Strayhorn, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Garrett Sullins, Cache (SNU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) D.J. Taylor, Yukon (OBU) Marcus Taylor, Lawton MacArthur (NSU) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Corey Tipsword, Norman North (UCO) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Kyle Townsend, Harrah (OBU) Ray Trent, Sulphur (ECU) Jaden Valles, Hooker (NEO) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Hunter Voss, McGuinness (SNU) O.J. Walker, Ardmore (SOSU) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Braden Ward, Sapulpa (OBU) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Colin Watford, Prague (SWOSU) Ty Watkins, Westmoore/NEO (Middle Tenn. St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Cortland Weaver, Tulsa Union (OBU) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) K.J. Wells, Idabel (NEO) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Anthony Wilkinson, Broken Arrow/NEO (UCO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Williams, Putnam City (UCO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Jacob Williams, Midwest City (SWOSU) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) Michael Willis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Jeremiah Wilson, Del City (Langston) Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian (Missouri) Sam Wilson, Jenks (Harding) Terry Wilson, Del City (Oregon) Shiloh Windsor, Ada (Wyoming) Jackson Winrow, Shawnee (Vanderbilt) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Witherspoon, Moore (NEO) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Connor Wood, Owass/NEO (Central Arkansas) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Antwan Woods, Jenks (NEO) Keeyante Woods, Lawton (NEO) Maurice Wright, Luther (NWOSU) Jaylen Yackeyonny, Cache (NEO) Stephen Youmans, Lawton (NSU) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher (Arkansas) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Brittany Boles, Marlow (Murray St.) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale (ORU) Ashlea Mahan, Southmoore (SW Christian) Savannah Moody, Eufaula (OCU) Ashton Nemecek, Purcell (OC) Emilee Rigsby, Fort Gibson (NSU) Heidi Stafford, Eufaula (SNU) Sydney Youngblood, Durant (OU) Lacrosse Christian Cherry, Edmond North (Colorado Mesa) Boys Soccer Lamar Batista, Heritage Hall (UC-Santa Barbara) Billy Culhane, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Nick Noble, Deer Creek (OCU) Parker Noble, Deer Creek (ORU) Matthew Puig, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Ty Tregoning, Metro Christian (OCU) Miguel Vargas, Putnam City North (SW Baptist) Girls Soccer Rebeka Abrego, Bethany (SNU) Chandler Bradley, Deer Creek (Rose St.) Grace Brennan, Edmond North (Kansas St.) Shelby Brewster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Tesia Brzozowske, Edmond Santa Fe (Cowley CC) Kelsey Bumgarner, Mustang (OBU) Hannah Burks, Elk City (NSU) Mackenzie Coupens, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kylie Cunningham, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Nichola de Angeli, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Madison Donihoo, Mustang (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Dye, Sand Springs (NSU) Lexi Fowler, Norman (SWOSU) Aundria Gill, Broken Arrow (NSU) Allie Gordon, Westmoore (USAO) Katie Green, Broken Arrow (NSU) Julia Grimes, Piedmont (USAO) Lara Haring-Lovett, Norman (OBU) Lauren Haivala, Deer Creek (OU) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Audra Keeling, Tulsa Kelley (Arkansas) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Jade Orange, Deer Creek (Arkansas) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Taylor Reed, Deer Creek (ORU) Ivanna Rivas, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Lauren Smitherman, Heritage Hall (Illinois) Brooklynn Speis, Carl Albert (Louisiana Tech) Jordyn Thomas, Edmond Santa Fe (Rose St.) Meagan Unruh, Southmoore (USAO) Softball Mason Andrews, Westmoore (Crowder) Ashton Birtchfield, Rattan (NSU) Shea Coats, Tuttle/OC (OSU) Sierra Crick, Moore (NSU) Allison Curry, Southmore (USAO) Taylor Darst, Kingfisher (Southwestern, Kan.) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Ashley Easlon, Northwest Classen (SW Christian) Jourdan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Allie Foster, Turner (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Brianna Glass, Tuttle (Mid-America Chr.) Carsyn Goucher, Bridge Creek (Mid-America Chr.) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kaytlyn Kizarr, Marlow (Cameron) Kori Lacy, Edmond Santa Fe (Ottawa) Allison LeClaire, Newcastle (USAO) Winslow Lybrand, Bethany (Eastern) Abby Martin, Choctaw (USAO) Halle Melone, Moore (Southern Miss) Erika Mercer, Putnam City West (Seminole) Stella Millican, Sand Springs (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Monson, Bethany (Mid-America Chr.) Corrie Moore, Marlow (Mid-America Chr.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Haley Pomplun, Choctaw (Seminole) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Cassadie Ray, Piedmont (NOC-Enid) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Paige Russell, Choctaw (Seminole) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (Mid-America Chr.) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Kassidy Scott, Piedmont (Texas Tech) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) Allyssa Sievert, Choctaw (Rose St.) Logan Simunek, Piedmont (OSU) Bria Smith, Edmond Santa Fe (Grambling) McKenzie Smith, Westmoore (Murray St.) Bailey Stecker, Carl Albert (St. Louis) Callie Taylor, Glenpool (NSU) Rylee Turnam, Harrah (NOC-Tonkawa) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) Jordan Wharton, Luther (NEO) Logan White, Chelsea (NSU) Jakayla Whitney, Choctaw (NOC-Tonkawa) Mikayla Whitten, Bethel (Tulsa) Madi Withrow, Seminole (Arkansas Tech) Cheyenne Woodward, Mustang (SNU) Makayla Workman, Newcastle (USAO) Swimming Rylee Linhardt, Edmond North (Rice) Madie Sarantakos, Norman North (Georgia Southern) Natalie Vorel, Edmond Memorial (Minnesota St.) Boys Tennis Chase Brill, Edmond Memorial (Washburn) Girls Tennis Rylee Tucker, Edmond North (Neb.-Omaha) Volleyball Hannah Rose Frohling, Edmond North (Pepperdine) Sydney Meget, Southmoore (Cowley CC) Madison Pearson, Edmond North (Chicago) Wrestling Montorie Bridges, Altus (Wyoming) Josh Copeland, Harrah (Duke) Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (OU) Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (UCO) Ashraf Mohamad, Edmond North (Ozarks) Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (UCO) Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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Feb 4, 2016
ALTUS — Altus football coach and athletic director Jeremy Reed announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon to take over a program in Arkansas. Reed will be the new coach at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Ark., citing the state’s education outlook as his reasoning for leaving. “When some friends of mine told me about the position, I told them on two separate occasions I wasn’t interested...
Altus coach Jeremy Reed accepts job in Arkansas
Jacob Unruh | Feb 4, 2016[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4072590[/img] ALTUS — Altus football coach and athletic director Jeremy Reed announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon to take over a program in Arkansas. Reed will be the new coach at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Ark., citing the state’s education outlook as his reasoning for leaving. “When some friends of mine told me about the position, I told them on two separate occasions I wasn’t interested because I love Altus and I love my kids, my coaches, just everything going on,” Reed said. “But as time grew on and more and more was talked about with the condition of our state education, I began to think it was more of my responsibility to worry about my 9, 5 and 6-month old than anything else. At that point, I told my wife it was I felt my duty to look at what could potentially be a better future for them with not knowing what’s going to happen here in this state.” Reed was The Oklahoman’s All-State Coach of the Year after guiding Altus to the Class 5A state championship, the school’s first since 1971. He spent two seasons with the Bulldogs, turning the downtrodden program around. Altus was 21-4 in his two seasons. “I think it’s been unbelievable what we’ve been able to do,” Reed said. “Walking in there, I didn’t know how broken the program was, to be honest with you. There was a lot of things outside of football and it was tough. For us to be able to go in there and do what we were able to do it took a huge group effort, it took coaches and players and community accepting a vision and everybody jumping on that vision. "It was something that was special to be a part of and something I’ll never forget.” He also coached at Dickson and Coalgate after serving as Ardmore’s offensive coordinator for three years.
Chen helped bring professional hockey back to Oklahoma City in 1992.
Tributes: Former Blazers owner Horn Chen dies at 83
By Scott Munn | Jan 4, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: • Horn Chen, 83, of Bannockburn, Ill., owned the Oklahoma City Blazers of the revived Central Hockey League. In 1992, longtime hockey executive Ray Miron approached Chen about reviving hockey in the south. Not only did Chen agree to fund the league operations, he owned and operated its original six franchises — the Blazers, Tulsa Oilers, Wichita Thunder, Memphis RiverKings, Fort Worth Fire, and Dallas Freeze. The businessman later owned CHL teams in San Antonio, Indianapolis, and Topeka. Chen also owned several teams in minor league baseball and basketball and arena football. Chen also owned the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Roughriders and was a minority investor in the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. • Wayne Heath Sr., 79, of McLoud. Served 25 years as the McLoud police chief. He boxed as a young man, finishing with a 36-7 record. At one time, Heath was ranked in the top 10 in the world. Heath, whose boxing trunks and shoes were recently added to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame in October 2016. Also captained the McLoud High School basketball team as a senior in 1955. • Larry Brett Sr., 63, of Oklahoma City was a Portland, Maine, native. He helped his high school to three consecutive state swimming championships. • Gus Gil, 76, played 20 years of professional baseball, 16 of those in the minors. The Venezuelan spent the 1972 season with the Oklahoma City 89ers. Gil, an infielder, had a .238 batting average with two homers and 36 RBIs. • Bill Mace, 65, of Okarche played high school football for the Midwest City Bombers. • Richard Flud, 80, of Tulsa coached girls basketball at Bixby High School. Flud is in the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Hall of Fame. Loved to raise and race thoroughbred horses. • Tanner Sadler, 27, of Yukon was a pro paintball player. He played on six semi-pro teams during his career. Also coached Little League sports. • John Davenport, 79, of Edmond was a scratch golfer with more than 20 holes-in-one. The banking executive qualified for the British Senior Amateur. In the last 10 years, he shot his age more than 50 times. • Jeannine Horn Flow, 81, of Oklahoma City enjoyed playing golf at Westbury Country Club. The retired Southwestern Bell employee had three holes-in-one. • Lance Nichols, 23, of Norman spent 12 years in judo training. He won several state championships. • Bobby Roberts, 44, of Ada built race car engines. • Charles Turnbull, 91, of Edmond was an avid cyclist who took several long-distance rides across the U.S. • Joseph Driver, 20, of Custer City played high school basketball at Arapaho. • Alfred Adams, 85, of Moore. He captained the Moore Lions football team in 1947. • Travis Doherty, 38, of Quapaw loved martial arts. A second-degree blackbelt in Go Jue Ryu. A brownbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Hapkido. • Richard Turpen, 68, of Tulsa. Attended McLain High School, where he lettered in tennis and swimming. Also a member of the Tulsa Figure Skating Club. • Gerald Parker, 75, of Garber mowed the baseball and football fields as a youngster. He later starred on that baseball diamond, helping the Wolverines to 33 consecutive wins and a state runner-up finish in 1958. Parker went on to play baseball at old Phillips University in Enid. The retired aircraft mechanic and volunteer firefighter was a fan of Garber High sports, the OU Sooners, Chicago Cubs and the OKC Thunder. • Ivan Munoz, 19, of Oklahoma City played baseball at Vici High School. He won several awards, including Freshman of the Year and Most Improved Offensive Player. • Larry Dobbins, 69, quarterbacked Thomas High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State. • Jamie Monroe, 42, of Ardmore played high school baseball for the hometown Tigers. He was named Player of the Year by the Daily Ardmoreite newspaper. An Oklahoma Sooners and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. • Ramon de los Santos, 66, was a pitcher and shortstop for the '72 Oklahoma City 89ers. The Dominican Republic native was 0-1 on the mound with 38 strikeouts in 52 innings. • George Burpo, 93, of Tucson, Ariz., was a professional baseball player in the Cincinnati Reds organization. His first assignment was to a ballclub in Muskogee — and his last assignment as a player was with the Tulsa Oilers. Burpo, who retired after the 1948 season, was a salesman for a business forms company.
Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler...
High school football: The Oklahoman's All-State teams and honorable mentions
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Jan 4, 2016Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler Brown, Sr., Lexington, 6-6, 315 OL: T.J. Fiailoa, Sr., Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 OL: Rowdy Frederick, Sr., Broken Arrow, 6-5, 325 OL: Luther Harris, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 OL: Logan Roberson, Sr., Harrah, 6-5, 320 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Ty Hughes, Sr., Jones, 6-1, 285 DL: Tramonda Moore, Sr., John Marshall, 6-5, 350 DL: Jace Webb, Sr., Hollis, 6-4, 310 LB: Levi Draper, Jr., Collinsville, 6-3, 225 LB: Matt Harman, Jr., Cashion, 6-2, 195 LB: Jimmy McKinney, Sr., Oologah, 6-1, 230 LB: Jon-Michael Terry, Sr., Victory Christian, 6-4, 240 DB: Jayden Benway, Sr., Altus, 6-0, 178 DB: B.J. Bradbury, Jr., Adair, 6-3, 190 DB: Tré Lang, Sr., Haskell, 6-0, 180 DB: Dillon Stoner, Sr., Jenks, 6-0, 180 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Dalton Witherspoon, Sr., Moore, 5-9, 160 P: Kevin Rassatt, Sr., Western Heights, 5-7, 170 KR: Roger Barcheers, Sr., Poteau, 5-9, 180 PR: A.J. Freeth, Sr., Wagoner, 6-2, 185 ------------------ SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Mason Fine, Sr., Locust Grove, 5-11, 170 RB: Justice Hill, Sr., Tulsa Washington, 5-10, 180 RB: Jamall Shaw, Sr., Broken Arrow, 5-10, 190 RB: Darran Williams, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170 WR: Rubell Goe, Jr., McGuinness, 6-2, 185 WR: Josh Hampton, Sr., Cashion, 6-0, 185 OL: Chandler Anthony, Sr., Tuttle, 6-7, 295 OL: Grant Appelberg, Sr., Skiatook, 6-3, 295 OL: Tyler Banta, Sr., Carl Albert, 6-5, 280 OL: Isaac Barham, Sr., Bartlesville, 6-4, 280 OL: Jude Richardson, Sr., Norman North, 6-3, 280 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Noah Jones, Sr., Southmoore, 6-5, 250 DL: Brock Martin, Jr., Oologah, 6-3, 210 DL: Roc Robbins, Sr., Collinsville, 6-1, 220 LB: Mike Coats, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-2, 215 LB: Cole Dixon, Sr., Sand Springs, 6-1, 205 LB: Blake Landon, Sr., Deer Creek, 6-1, 210 LB: K.J. Lee, Jr., Wagoner, 6-1, 225 DB: Manny Bunch, Sr., Roland, 6-1, 180 DB: Calvin Bundage, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-3, 195 DB: Joshua Jacobs, Sr., Tulsa McLain, 5-11, 200 DB: Lane Martin, Sr., Stratford, 6-0, 195 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Nathan Rushin, Jr., Duncan, 5-9, 160 P: Braxton Pickard, Sr., Edmond Memorial, 6-0, 195 KR: Maurice Wright, Sr., Luther, 6-1, 195 PR: Jason Pirtle, Sr., Locust Grove, 6-2, 195 HONORABLE MENTION Quarterbacks: Abe Anderson, Metro Christian; Jay Baker, Inola; Casey Base, Oologah; Alan Bentjen, Dewar; Matt Blackburn, Stratford; Rhett Boles, Tuttle; Kobe Brewster, Plainview; Baehler Buol, Noble; Nyc Burns, Berryhill; Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian; Gunnar Ewing, Hollis; Chandler Garrett, Mustang; Brandon George, Jones; Christian Gomez, Garber; Trey Gooch, Putnam City West; Tanner Griffin, Bixby; Gus Hall, Tecumseh; Grant Harmon, Lone Grove; Kyler Hensley, Mooreland; Braden Hudson, Putnam City; Ben Klutts, Poteau; Jack Lafferty, Watonga; Jesse Lambert, McLoud; Lenard Leviston III, John Marshall; Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian; Patrick McKaufman, Douglass; Bryan Mead, Rejoice Christian; Payton Metcalf, Hooker; Jacob Mullins, McGuinness; Mason Myers, Chandler; Michael Nolen, Meeker; Jake Northern, Coweta; Cooper Nunley, Jenks; Colton Penrod, Bartlesville; Matt Perry, Pauls Valley; Gage Porter, Elk City; Hunter Reed, Davenport; Luke Ring, Duncan; Malcolm Rodriguez, Wagoner; Caleb Scott, Destiny Christian; Clayton Sims, Deer Creek; Trevor Smith, Yukon; Ethan Spurlock, Mountain View-Gotebo; Tyler Stovall, Kingston; Casey Thompson, Southmoore; Jared Weathers, Coyle; Jace Welch, Keota; Terry Wilson, Del City; Matt Young, Turpin; Terrance Young, Cache. Running backs: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union; Tyrel Bell, Choctaw; Taylor Bentjen, Dewar; Traivon Bryant, Cleveland; Brandon Coszalter, Dibble; Justus Crites, Waukomis; Nathan Croslin, Purcell; Cody Eby, Adair; Christian Folks, Miami; Tucker Halstead, Minco; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Justin Hooper, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Josh Houtchens, Cushing; Tabor Johns, Hennessey; Cody Koger, Fairland; Devonte Lee, John Marshall; Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage; Blakely Liebmann, Cashion; Terrell Love, Heritage Hall; Kooper Marsh, Thomas; Anthony Myers, South Coffeyville; Jaestin Nelson, Seiling; Devin Pratt, Enid; Kyle Qualls, Stratford; Dake Reese, Seminole; Nic Roller, Bixby; Trystan Slinker, Cache; Caleb Smith, Bethel; Jake Standlee, Meeker; Rhyln Stephens, McAlester; Tyler Stuever, Washington; LaQurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial; O.J. Walker, Ardmore; Grant Ward, Cascia Hall; Dominique West, Davenport; Trevor White, Rejoice Christian; Dae Williams, Sapulpa. Receivers/tight ends: Levi Bagwell, Meeker; Justin Brown, Stillwater; Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower; Cade Cabbiness, Bixby; Matt Chancellor, McGuinness; Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City; Drew Dan, Checotah; Breyden DeSpain, Oologah; Caylen Enfield, Garber; Gavin Garner, Newcastle; Cade Harrelson, Davenport; Nikia Jones, Wagoner; Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek; Skye Lowe, Kingston; Brock Martin, Adair; Greg McCalister, Millwood; Adonis McGee, Lone Grove; Ronnie Moore, Destiny Christian; Mitchell Perkinson; Shayne Quick, Stigler; Dunya Rice, Southmoore; Diego Richards, Carl Albert; Christian Robinson, Noble; Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw; Matt Seratte, Cache; Sean Shaw, Jones; Austin Skelton, Poteau; Landon Stout, Bethany; Austin Taylor, Lindsay; Jaden Valles, Hooker; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee. Linemen: A.J. Armbruster, Clinton; Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North; Sheldon Barnes, Jenks; Alphones Bradford, Okemah; Blake Brigham, Heritage Hall; Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud; Lonell Burris, Choctaw; Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison; Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville; Michelby Davis, Millwood; Worenn Davis, Midwest City; Bo Denny, El Reno; William Dominguez, Hilldale; Dorian Fagan Plainview; Wyatt Gassaway, Hilldale; Brent Girdner, Stilwell; Jake Gould, Perkins-Tryon; Allen Hammon, Millwood; Jacob Harrison, Seminole; Caleb Hash, Shawnee; Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford; Levi Herren, Cushing; Jackson Herring, Altus; Austin Hilton, McAlester; Riley Julian, Marlow; Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow; Trenton Mannering, Thomas; Xavier Mason, Douglass; Trent McLaughlin, McAlester; Mason Minnix, Jenks; Hayden Moore, Duncan; DeWayne Rhodes, Luther; Jude Richardson, Norman North; Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Ry Schneider, Minco; Brandon Scott, Owasso; Caleb Scott, Rejoice Christian; Hunter Soap, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Kellen Stauder, Tulsa Union; Tre Towery, Westmoore; Mason Waldrop, Clinton; Walter Watson, Del City; Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Tristan Wilbanks, Davenport; Grant Wilkinson, Crossings Christian; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Beau Wooden, Skiatook; Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Jalen Yackeyonny, Cache; Lane Yoder, Adair. Linebackers: Demetrius Alston, Beaver; Landon Anderson, Stratford; Jarod Andrews, Washington; Austin Archey, Poteau; Pace Benefee, Carl Albert; Cole Broin, Plainview; Levi Cain, Lawton; Noah Canary-Vawter, Little Axe; Peyton Carmin, Cushing; Trae Davison, Hilldale; Baylor Feller, Altus; R.J. Goodman, Midwest City; Walker Graves, Adair; Kane Greco, Dibble; Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe; Alex Hix, Locust Grove; Dezmond Howard, Centennial; Quantez Jim, Stigler; Tanner Knox, Seminole; James Lewis, Tulsa Memorial; Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Andrew McDonald, Heritage Hall; Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove; Dylan Morris, Mooreland; Austin Quillen, Jenks; Rowdy Reihs, Guthrie; Kyle Roberson, Wynnewood; Jacob Smith, OCS; Jacob Taber, Sand Springs; Trevor Taylor, Locust Grove; Jimmy Turner, Mount St. Mary; Kyler Vannoster, Fairland; Kyler Wade, Stratford; Parker Williams, Blanchard; Skylar Williams, Westville; Shiloh Windsor, Ada; Kress Woodward, Bixby. Defensive backs: Baylor Boyd, Oklahoma Bible; Justin Broiles, John Marshall; Tre Brown, Tulsa Union; Hunter Gnose, Skiatook; Paden Hayes, Kingston; Wyatt Hayes, Dibble; Ira Hurst, Bristow; Kegan Lawson, Blanchard; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Austin Maine, Clinton; Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington; Mark Mincey, Healdton; Braeden O'Dell, Marlow; A.J. Parker, Bartlesville; Caleb Powell, OCA; Grant Powell, Stroud; Jordan Prince, Edmond North; Josh Proctor, Owasso; Kyle Sanders, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Aliik Sezer, Midwest City; Keyshawn Shells, John Marshall; Jensen Smith, Fairview; Sean Thompson, Choctaw; Hunter Voss, McGuinness; Hunger Webb, Okemah; Noah Wells, Putnam City North. Kickers: Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley; Gabe Barton, Altus; Laben Fisher, Skiatook; Butch Hampton, Piedmont; Zachary Haney, Tulsa Washington; Divontrey Johnson, Star Spencer; Jack Markmiller, OCS; Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall; Parker Noble, Deer Creek; Landen Sailing, Owasso.
Dec 23, 2015
You can debate the greatest OU football team ever. 1949 is in the running. Those Sooners weren’t voted No. 1, but they went 11-0 with a senior-dominated team of World War II veterans. Epic players like Wade Walker and Jim Owens and Darrell Royal and George Thomas and Stan West. The 1955-56 teams were the meat of the 47-game winning streak. The Sooners went 11-0 in ’55 and 10-0 in ’56, with...
100 years ago, the 1915 Sooners were something special
Berry Tramel | Dec 23, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3999017[/img] You can debate the greatest OU football team ever. 1949 is in the running. Those Sooners weren’t voted No. 1, but they went 11-0 with a senior-dominated team of World War II veterans. Epic players like Wade Walker and Jim Owens and Darrell Royal and George Thomas and Stan West. The 1955-56 teams were the meat of the 47-game winning streak. The Sooners went 11-0 in ’55 and 10-0 in ’56, with scant close games. Jerry Tubbs and Tommy McDonald and Bo Bolinger and Clendon Thomas and Billy Krisher and Ed Gray and John Bell and Jimmy Harris and Bob Burris and Cecil Morris and Calvin Woodworth and Tom Emerson. The 1974-75 Sooners, who won also won back-to-back titles and went a combined 21-1. Dewey and Lee Roy Selmon. Joe Washington. Mike Vaughan. Jimbo Elrod. Tinker Owens and Billy Brooks. Randy Hughes. Rod Shoate. Zac Henderson. Terry Webb. John Roush. The 2000 Sooners, who certainly sport the best record in OU history, 13-0. Josh Heupel, Rocky Calmus, Roy Williams, Torrance Marshall, Quentin Griffin, J.T. Thatcher, Frank Romero. But another team belongs in the discussion. You never think of them and don’t know a thing about them. The 1915 Sooners went 10-0. One hundred years ago, football excellence came to the prairie town of Norman. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000007[/img] Bennie Owen coached the Sooners from 1905-26 and was a pioneer in every way. As a 17-year-old, Owen participated in the 1893 land run that opened the Cherokee Outlet in northern Oklahoma. Thirteen years later, Owen was the football coach at OU when the forward pass was legalized. Step aside, Mike Leach. Owen introduced the new weapon to this part of the country. In 22 seasons as the Sooner coach, Owen went 122-54-16. He was no less an impactful figure in OU history than Bud Wilkinson or Barry Switzer or Bob Stoops. But Owen’s best team was 1915. The 1914 Sooners went 9-1-1, outscored foes 440-96 and set the stage for 1915. OU football historian Harold Keith, in his magnificent book Oklahoma Kickoff, wrote that the ’15 team “swept all ten games on its schedule amid scenes of student adulation at Norman that are unrivaled to this writing (1948).” Football in 1915 was the driving force of college life in Norman, Keith wrote. The students took great pride in OU’s newfound reputation as a passing-game power. They would give the team a royal sendoff from the train station for road games. Students would attend practices. Football, even aside from games, served as entertainment on a campus with no student union with a billiard parlor, no movie theater, no golf course. OU’s student support was so grand in 1915, a cheerleader became an icon. Leslie “Knee” High of Cushing, who stood all of 5-foot-7, began the tradition of singing “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight” at OU pep rallies. That tradition lasted for decades. One of High’s sidekicks was Josh Lee, who became a U.S. senator. The Ruf Neks, still going strong as an OU spirit fraternity, first appeared in 1915. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000016[/img] In 1915, Owen had senior Forest “Spot” Geyer, who was dubbed a fullback but was OU’s great passer. Geyer attended Norman High School, then became a rare four-year star in those early days. Geyer would make all-American in 1915, joining Claude Reeds in 1913 as the first two Sooners so honored. Owen had to replace two great halfbacks off his 1914 team, Neil Johnson and Trim Capshaw, though Capshaw was eligible in 1915 for non-Missouri Valley Conference games. OU had left the Valley for the Southwest Conference in 1915. Owen found halfbacks in Rayburn Foster, a law-school senior; Frank McCain, an East Central University freshman; and Mike Swatek of Oklahoma City, who spent the previous season as a freshman at Kansas. Owen found a left tackle in Big George Anderson, a medical student who had been a fullback at Ardmore High School. At guard was Leon Phillips of Arapaho, the checkers champion of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Owen temporarily benched Phillips in the Texas game, and Phillips was so agitated, he vowed to prove he was a 60-minute player. The next week, Phillips made the first three tackles of the Kansas game. Twenty-three years later, Leon Phillips was elected the 11th governor of the state of Oklahoma. The Sooners routed Kingfisher College 67-0, Southwestern State 55-0 and Northwestern State 102-0. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000009[/img] The exhibition season ended. The next game was at Missouri. At a Wednesday pep rally, football alum Neil Johnson made a plea for blankets for the varsity squad, and almost $40 was collected. At that pep rally developed a famous battle cry, honoring the brothers Hott of Wakita. They were popular linemen; Willis Hott was nicknamed “Big Hott” and Oliver Hott was “Little Hott.” Three days later, on Oct. 16, 1915, the Sooners played in Columbia, 500 OU students assembled in downtown Norman, in front of Barbour’s Drug Store, to listen to the telegraphed play-by-play of the OU-Mizzou game. A rain storm came through and scattered the crowd into stores and under awnings, but 100 loyalists stayed on the street so as to not miss any action. There was plenty to cheer on Main Street. The Sooners won 24-0, with Geyer’s passes described by the Kansas City Star as “forty-yard hurls that looked more like punts than forward passes. Geyer had an 80-yard completion to McCain. Foster flipped a 20-yard completion to Montford “Hap” Johnson, whose grandson, Monty, would become quite famous in Sooner lore. Monty Johnson is the recruit that then-OU coach Jim Mackenzie visited in April 1967, the day Mackenzie died of a heart attack. Monty Johnson would sign with Texas and play against OU in 1968. Then Johnson transferred to OU and played against Texas. He’s the only known player to be on both sides of the Cotton Bowl showdown. That day in Columbia, OU finished 16 of 33 passing for 260 yards, which would be the equivalent of throwing for 1,700 yards in a game today. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000010[/img] When Keith Nichol was a hot Sooner quarterback recruit a few years ago (before transferring to Michigan State), I nicknamed him Kid Nichol, as a salute to the great old baseball pitcher Kid Nichols, who won 361 major league games in a career that spanned 1890-1906. I never knew there was a Kid Nichols-OU tie. But Kid Nichols was an old friend of Bennie Owen; they had become acquainted in Topeka, Kan., when Owen coached Washburn. Nichols attended the OU-Missouri game in 1915. “Hell, Bennie,” Nichols told Owen after the game, “that isn’t fair. That Geyer throws a football around like I throw a baseball.” OU president Stratton Brooks declared Monday a student holiday, cancelling classes, so the students could celebrate. The Ruf Neks dragged the tin hose cart that served as OU’s fire department and led a downtown parade. The celebrants followed the band to the Armory, where a dance was quickly organized, with an admission of 10 cents per head, as a fundraiser to send the band to the Texas game. That dance was in the morning. In the afternoon, the band organized another dance, and all told raised $175. The 22-member band was able to make the trip to Dallas for the game, which would be just the third between the Sooners and Longhorns played in Dallas. Dozens of OU students suddenly wanted to go to Dallas, too, but the Santa Fe railroad wouldn’t provide a special train without an advanced deposit of $1,000. High, the cheerleader, and student leaders set up about some serious fund-raising. A variety of endeavors raised just $400. The students asked if they could ride a Saturday morning train in four box cars, at $2 a head. The railroad declined, citing Interstate Commerce Commission rules. Then Dell Marsh, manager of the Norman Milling and Grain Company, guaranteed the money for the special train. Still, the price per student was a ghastly $9.15. Not everyone could afford it. Some tried jumping the rails, riding inclandestine in box cars or atop coach cars. Some were apprehended, some not. The unfortunate had to resort back to the telegraph in front of Barbour’s Drug Store. The game at Fair Park drew a monster crowd of 11,000. The Sooners were 4-0. The Longhorns were 3-0. Neither team had been scored upon. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000008[/img] The game was a thriller. It resembled a modern game, in that OU had a 14-13 lead late and Texas resorted to the forward pass for a rally. Keith noted that it took seven real minutes to play the final two game minutes. OU forged a 7-7 tie on McCain’s TD pass to Hap Johnson. Texas took a 13-7 lead. The Sooners threatened relentlessly, with Geyer throwing the ball over the field. Seventy-two years later, OU would play for the national championship with a team that finished the season with 780 yards passing. Total. On Oct. 23, 1915, Spot Geyer threw for 140 yards in the fourth quarter alone. Geyer threw a TD pass to Hap Johnson in the corner of the end zone for a 13-13 tie. With the rules of the day, OU had to kick the extra point from the spot where the touchdown was scored. Basically from the sideline. Geyer, perhaps a better kicker and punter than even passer, calmly booted the extra point from the most severe of angles. It was an epic game for Geyer. He completed 10 of 30 passes for 232 yards, and even “those passes he failed to get gave Texas supporters a mighty scare before the ball was grounded,” wrote the Dallas Morning News. Texas outgained OU 206-100 on the ground, but the Sooners’ Willis “Big” Hott wall over the field, corralling the loose Longhorn runners. He made six consecutive tackles in one spurt. OU won 14-13. Texas coach Dave Allerdice called it “the most thrilling exhibition of forward passing ever seen in the West.” When the Sooners arrived back in Norman on Sunday afternoon, 4,000 fans greeted them at the train station, spilling far back into Main Street. President Brooks, fearing a trend, urged High, the cheerleader, to persuade the students not to demand a Monday holiday. They settled for a barbeque of a steer on Monday afternoon at Boyd Field, OU’s home football turf. The town closed down. Keith wrote that businessmen, fans and students attended. Every player got an ice cream cone and a longhorn sandwich neatly tied with red and white ribbon. Faculty members Roy Hadsell and Edward Everett Dale — for whom the iconic Dale Hall is named on campus — wrote poems in honor of the occasion. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000011[/img] The amazing season wasn’t close to over. The next week, homecoming was born. Kansas came to town, and though the Missouri game of 1914 had been designated the homecoming game, formal adoption of homecoming for alums didn’t come until 1915. Kansas, which had tied OU in 1914, also was undefeated when it met the Sooners in ’15. KU took an early lead, but Geyer threw a deep pass to T. Howard McCasland, 55 yards in the air, a play that Spalding’s Guide would judge the longest heave of the college football season. McCasland became an Oklahoma oilman, and his family later would donate money to OU for the renovation of the OU Field House. The McCasland Field House is named in honor of the 1916 basketball captain who caught that 55-yard aerial. McCasland’s catch set up McCain’s touchdown, forging a 7-7 tie. Geyer ran for a touchdown, Hap Johnson returned a punt for a touchdown and OU eventually won 23-14. Geyer passed for 288 yards. I’m telling you, Jack Mildren in 1971, Josh Heupel in 2000, Jason White in 2003, Sam Bradford in 2008 and Baker Mayfield in 2015 had nothing on Forest “Spot” Geyer in 1915. Against Henry Kendall College, which became the University of Tulsa, OU was without Homer Montgomery and McCain, both injured. Henry Kendall College dominated the first half, but Geyer threw a long TD pass to Hap Johnson just before halftime to give the Sooners a 7-6 lead. But the Tulsans took a 13-7 lead, and an upset seemed likely. Then the Sooners resorted to a long drive on the ground, using halfback Trim Capshaw, the player ineligible for Missouri Valley games, and on fourth-and-goal from the Kendall 1-yard line, Capshaw bulled across. Geyer kicked the extra point, and the Sooners escaped 14-13. OU went to the Ozarks and blanked Arkansas 24-0, won 21-7 at Kansas State mostly with a ground game and beat Oklahoma A&M 26-7 in Stillwater. Owen tried to arrange a post-season game with unbeaten Nebraska, champion of the Missouri Valley, but that conference prohibited such contests. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000012[/img] So ended a 10-0 Sooner season that would rank as OU’s greatest ever, until at least 1949. Of the Sooners’ seven major opponents, six were on the road. All-victorious and innovative. Hate to break the news to everyone, but OU in 1915 used a spread offense. Decades later, Trim Capshaw described to Harold Keith OU’s offense: “…ends hepped out wide and three good receiving backs placed up close enough to the line to spread quickly into the open spots. That way we had five receivers, all close to the scrimmage line, and in Geyer a forward passer fast enough to run away from enemy rushers and a deadly accurate thrower up to 50 yards. What would you use against that?” Keith estimates that OU averaged 30 passes a game with Geyer. “Oklahoma appears to have been the first football team in America to go in consistently for mass production of aerial play and to prove that the forward pass could be made a major unit of the offense in every game on the schedule with the forward passing yardage usually surpassing the running yardage … Owen’s Oklahomans of 1914 and 1915 were the pioneers. It was a glorious era. From 1911-15, Owen’s teams went 38-7-1, with 26 of the 31 games against major opponents played on the road. Of the 16 lettermen in 1915, 13 graduated from OU. Owen’s popularity soared. The 1916 OU yearbook was dedicated to Owen. Noted academicians Brooks, Edwin DeBarr and Albert Van Vleet all had automobiles. Soon enough, Owen had one, too, a Hudson Super-Six, purchased by students and fans. Harold Keith notes that Owen used that old car well. During the tough 1916 season, Owen turned on the Hudson’s lights and illuminated Boyd Field so the Sooners could practice well after dark.
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 13, 2015The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa Washington (1) 10-1 4. Bartlesville (2) 10-2 5. Lawton (5) 8-2 6. Midwest City (6) 6-4 7. Stillwater (7) 5-6 8. Choctaw (8) 5-6 9. Muskogee (9) 4-6 10. Putnam City West (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. Altus (3) 13-1 2. Collinsville (9) 8-5 3. Lawton MacArthur (1) 11-1 4. Skiatook (2) 12-1 5. McGuinness (5) 10-3 6. McAlester (4) 10-2 7. Deer Creek (6) 8-4 8. Ardmore (8) 8-3 9. Coweta (7) 7-4 10. Tulsa Kelley (10) 7-3 Dropped out: None Class 4A 1. Wagoner (1) 14-0 2. Oologah (3) 11-3 3. Poteau (2) 12-1 4. Harrah (5) 7-4 5. Weatherford (6) 8-4 6. Cascia Hall (8) 7-5 7. Tuttle (7) 10-1 8. Anadarko (4) 8-3 9. Cache (9) 8-3 10. Clinton (10) 6-6 Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall (1) 15-0 2. Lincoln Christian (3) 14-1 3. Jones (4) 13-1 4. Lone Grove (NR) 10-4 5. Locust Grove (2) 12-1 6. Roland (8) 11-2 7. Hilldale (5) 12-1 8. Plainview (10) 9-3 9. Sulphur (NR) 9-4 10. John Marshall (7) 10-2 Dropped out: Victory Christian (6) 9-2; Meeker (9) 9-3 Class 2A 1. Adair (1) 14-1 2. Haskell (7) 13-2 3. Chisholm (2) 13-1 4. Davis (5) 9-4 5. Washington (3) 11-2 6. Vian (6) 10-3 7. Kingston (8) 10-2 8. Luther (4) 11-1 9. Lindsay (10) 10-2 10. Prague (NR) 9-5 Dropped out: Millwood (9) 6-3 Class A 1. Stratford (1) 15-0 2. Cashion (8) 12-3 3. Hollis (2) 12-1 4. Ringling (3) 11-1 5. Hominy (6) 12-2 6. Mooreland (4) 12-1 7. Minco (5) 10-2 8. Talihina (9) 10-2 9. Kiefer (7) 10-2 10. Thomas (10) 9-3 Dropped out: None Class B 1. Davenport (2) 14-0 2. Keota (3) 12-1 3. Dewar (4) 11-2 4. Weleetka (7) 9-4 5. Alex (1) 11-1 6. Seiling (5) 10-2 7. Geary (6) 10-2 8. Pioneer (8) 8-4 9. Turpin (9) 8-3 10. Laverne (10) 8-3 Dropped out: None Class C 1. Shattuck (5) 12-1 2. Coyle (4) 13-1 3. Grandfield (2) 11-1 4. Cherokee (1) 11-1 5. Fox (3) 11-1 6. Deer Creek-Lamont (7) 10-2 7. Tipton (6) 8-3 8. Timberlake (8) 7-5 9. Webbers Falls (9) 8-3 10. Thackerville (10) 7-4 Dropped out: None
Nov 23, 2015
Warehime, 56, said his future plans aren’t clear yet. He could remain at Del City solely as athletic director, or take an assistant coaching position with less stringent time requirements.
High school notebook: Nick Warehime steps down as Del City football coach
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 23, 2015A few Del City players thought he was kidding when he said it. Nick Warehime informed his team of his decision to step down as the Eagles' head football coach on Monday morning, but some of the players weren't buying it. “I play tricks on them from time to time,” Warehime said. But his decision was for real. Warehime stepped down after nine seasons as Del City's coach, following stints at John Marshall and Choctaw. Warehime's oldest son, Derek, is a coach at the University of Houston, and his youngest, Jake, is a sophomore offensive lineman at Emporia State, yet his schedule as Del City's coach hasn't allowed him to see many of their games. He also has three grandchildren and hasn't seen them since the summer. Warehime, 56, said his future plans aren't clear yet. He could remain at Del City solely as athletic director, or take an assistant coaching position with less stringent time requirements. In 2007, Warehime took over a Del City team that had gone 1-9 the year before. His teams were .500 or better in six of his nine seasons, mostly as a Class 6A team. Del City made the playoffs the last four years in 5A. This season ended with a 52-47 loss at McGuinness in the first round earlier this month. “I'm not sure what I'll do next,” he said. “I just knew it was time to do this.” LOCUST GROVE-LONE GROVE GAME SET FOR AFTERNOON KICKOFF With 250 miles between the towns, Locust Grove and Lone Grove have agreed to play their Class 3A quarterfinal game at 1 p.m. Friday. The change will allow Locust Grove to travel on Thursday evening, rather than making the trip on the day of the game. Locust Grove is located 50 miles east of Tulsa. Lone Grove is just west of Ardmore in the southern part of the state. All other games this week are scheduled for 7 p.m. or 7:30 Friday. PRAGUE ON LATE-SEASON WIN STREAK UNDER WATFORD Coach Shannon Watford has made a pretty quick turnaround at Prague, and in his second season, the Red Devils have reached the Class 2A quarterfinals with a home game against third-ranked Washington on Friday night. After a 1-3 start, Prague has won seven of its last eight games, including five straight. The Red Devils opened the playoffs with road wins over Hartshorne and Hulbert, and will return to the home field for Friday's game. Prague reached the playoffs last year in Watford's first season, finishing 6-5. Program turnarounds are nothing new to Watford, who built Hennessey into a regular state title contender, winning back-to-back 2A titles in 2010-11. He coached the 2012 season at Purcell, and was an assistant at Del City in 2013 before taking the Prague job.
Nov 18, 2015
Kerstetter has caught 16 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns while helping Deer Creek reach the Class 5A state quarterfinals Friday at Skiatook.
High school football: Deer Creek's Zach Kerstetter delivering magical performances
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 18, 2015EDMOND — Deer Creek coach Grant Gower searched for the words to describe his 5-foot-9 slot receiver Zach Kerstetter. The past three weeks for the junior have been remarkable. Crazy, acrobatic catches, multiple touchdowns and a lot of yards. Gower could only find one way to describe it. “He truly is magical,” he said.” Kerstetter has caught 16 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns while helping Deer Creek reach the Class 5A state quarterfinals Friday at Skiatook. This has all happened as he's embraced the nickname “Magic Elf.” The elf nickname has been passed down from former Oklahoma State backup quarterback Brayden Stringer, who is the Antlers' receivers coach. “Where I came from, there was always an elf in the system,” Stringer said. “Dana (Holgerson) had one, (Larry) Fedora had one, (Todd) Monken had one. There's was always an elf and he was always the little slot wide receiver that just made something happen. No one knows how. They're just savvy individuals that make plays. “There's always an elf in every system I've been in and naturally it goes to that guy. His play speaks for himself.” In last week's upset of Ardmore, Kerstetter caught eight passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He's had six touchdown receptions over the past three games since returning from a concussion. “I'm just trying to make a play for my team, really,” Kerstetter said. “Coach Stringer always tells all of the receivers to make a play when you get the chance because you don't know how many you're going to get in the game.” Coaches and teammates still rave about Kerstetter's touchdown catch in Week 10 against Guthrie. He went for a jump ball, fell on his back and snatched the ball away from a defender after bobbling it multiple times. “I just look over and see him skying over the corner, bobbling it on the ground and he still comes down with it,” receiver Noah McGraw said. Added quarterback Clayton Sims: “He's a freak. He's a beast.” The Antlers are suddenly getting healthy at the right time. McGraw debuted in Week 8 against Carl Albert after missing the previous seven games with a foot injury, adding a 6-foot-1 target to the passing attack that has flourished with the emergence of Cameron Long and others. But it's no coincidence that the Antlers haven't lost since with Kerstetter and McGraw on the field together. McGraw provides the big target and Kerstetter provides the magic. “It's like, ‘How does he come up with some of those catches?'” Gower said. “We refer to it almost as magical. He's not very big obviously, but the biggest thing about him is you can't measure the size of his heart inside because the size of his heart is incredible.”
Harrah football coach Phil Webb had not gotten any sleep as of Saturday morning. A 26-24 playoff victory at Cache — Harrah's first in the postseason since 1994 — ruined any hope of that happening. “I knew this group could help us get over the hump,” Webb said. “Twenty-one years. Twenty-one years since Harrah had won a playoff game. To do that after an emotional loss to Ada and what we've been...
High school notebook: Harrah wins first playoff game in 21 years
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 14, 2015Harrah football coach Phil Webb had not gotten any sleep as of Saturday morning. A 26-24 playoff victory at Cache — Harrah's first in the postseason since 1994 — ruined any hope of that happening. “I knew this group could help us get over the hump,” Webb said. “Twenty-one years. Twenty-one years since Harrah had won a playoff game. To do that after an emotional loss to Ada and what we've been through this year with the Tuttle loss and then to be down there in that situation, I think that kicks the door open for many more generations that come through the program.” Harrah (7-3) travels to Poteau (11-0) next week. The Panthers relied on a gutsy decision from Webb to seal the win. Facing a fourth-and-9 late in the fourth quarter, Webb elected to go for it instead of punt. Quarterback Kostner Ingraham completed a pass to tight end Jeremy McDonald for the first down that allowed Harrah to run out the clock. “I told the guys we came down here to win,” Webb said. “I think I was the only one there that wanted to go for it. The referee on the sidelines next to me, I asked him, ‘What would you do?' He said, ‘I'd punt it.' I said, ‘I bet you would.'” Ingraham threw two touchdowns passes and had an interception on defense. Star running back Grant Martin rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries. ARDMORE'S ROBERTS RECOVERING Ardmore defensive back Jordan Roberts was released from the hospital Saturday morning and is expected to recover after suffering a head injury Friday night that led to him being airlifted to OU Medical Center. “Our high school principal text me earlier and said that all of his CAT scans came back good,” Ardmore coach Josh Newby said. “I think it's all going to end up being OK.” Roberts suffered the injury late in the third quarter of a 42-37 loss to Deer Creek. The game was delayed for nearly an hour. OSSAA ANNOUNCES 6A SEMIFINAL SITES The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the neutral sites for Friday's Class 6A football semifinals. Edmond Santa Fe and Broken Arrow will play at Yukon's Miller Stadium. Tulsa Union and Jenks will face off at Owasso High School. Both games are at 7 p.m. In Class 6A-II, Bixby will play Saturday afternoon against Bartlesville at Owasso and Tulsa Washington will play Sand Springs at Sapulpa at 7 p.m. Friday. DALE GIRLS KNOCK OFF PRESTON Dale's girls basketball team got some payback for last season's state semifinal loss to Preston. Dale (1-0) won 58-49 behind a suffocating defense in the fourth quarter that held Preston to just three points. Dani Manning was instrumental in the final quarter, making all six free throws to finish the night with 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Taylor O'Donnell led Dale with 14 points. Preston (0-2) led 46-41 after three quarters.
The showdown between 8-2 Ardmore and 7-3 Deer Creek came down to the game's final two minutes. Deer Creek cornerback Ryan Westerhoff picked off a wobbly Ardmore pass to put an end to the Tigers playoff run.
High school football: Deer Creek's passing game to much for Ardmore
By Jeff Raymond, For The Oklahoman | Nov 14, 2015EDMOND — Ardmore came on land. Deer Creek came through the air. Deer Creek's deep ball won. The Antlers pulled out a 42-37 first-round playoff victory on Friday night, advancing to a second-round matchup with Skiatook. The showdown between 8-2 Ardmore and 7-3 Deer Creek came down to the game's final two minutes. Deer Creek cornerback Ryan Westerhoff picked off a wobbly Ardmore pass to put an end to the Tigers playoff run. Deer Creek then took a knee to run out the clock before taking a precautionary safety to end a game delayed almost an hour for an injury. Ardmore defensive back Jordan Roberts went down with an unspecified injury late in the third quarter. Ardmore coach Josh Newby said he heard reports Roberts was doing well but didn't have an update on his condition or where he was taken by a medical helicopter. Ardmore relied on a punishing ground game that got it to the playoffs. Deer Creek had as many 40-plus yard completions in the first half — two — as Ardmore had pass attempts. But as hard as it was to slow down Ardmore's elusive running back, OJ Walker, covering prolific Deer Creek receiver Zach Kerstetter was even tougher. Kerstetter seemed to find himself open whenever the Antlers most needed his help. Quarterback Clayton Sims threw four passes of more than 20 yards to the receiver. Deer Creek coach Grant Gower called Kerstetter's playmaking skills magical and noted the importance of having Noah McGraw and others back from injury. "That's what we talked about all year — we've had a ton of injuries. Eleven guys that go on the field were gonna play hard, and that's what it took to get this thing won," he said, calling the game "playoff football at its best." Newby said his team prepared well and knew Deer Creek had a dynamic offense, but the game came down to one series. "We needed one stop there in the second half to win the game," he said. "They executed it and found a way and we were just a little bit short."
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 12, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
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High school football playoffs: Class 5A bracket breakdown
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 8, 2015Darkhorse contender — McGuinness: The Irish have quietly put together seven straight wins with a balanched team, including wins over Guthrie, Deer Creek and Carl Albert. With the side of the bracket not featuring some power teams like Lawton MacArthur and Skiatook, it could be favorable for a title run. Roughest road — Lawton MacArthur: The defending champions don't have it easy. The Highlanders barely escaped Carl Albert in the first round last year and have to again this week. Then it's possibly a talented Collinsville team. Also on their side of the bracket looms runner-up Skiatook, Deer Creek and Ardmore. Player to watch — Taven Birdow, Altus: Birdow's return this season from IMG Academy is making a huge difference for the Bulldogs. He's rushed for 1,827 yards and 19 touchdowns while setting two school records this season. Now, he has a chance to shine in the big stage. By Jacob Unruh, staff writer
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 6, 2015
Deer Creek’s dynamic receiver combination was at full strength for the first time all season around quarterback Clayton Sims, and it made a huge difference Friday as the Antlers knocked off rival Guthrie 27-20 at Jelsma Stadium to finish second in District 5A-2.
High school football: Deer Creek's passing game too much for Guthrie
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 6, 2015GUTHRIE — Deer Creek receiver Zach Kerstetter saw the Guthrie defender catch the ball and only wanted to break up the interception. He just didn't expect it to still be catchable when he did that. The 5-foot-9 junior somehow found the ball as it bounced in the air while he was on his back and snagged it for a game-tying touchdown in the first quarter. Later in the quarter, senior Noah McGraw jumped for a catch over the middle and held on to the ball with his fingertips to set up the go-ahead score. Deer Creek's dynamic receiver combination was at full strength for the first time all season around quarterback Clayton Sims, and it made a huge difference Friday as the Antlers knocked off rival Guthrie 27-20 at Jelsma Stadium to finish second in District 5A-2. “It's a huge advantage for our team,” Kerstetter said. “We've been battling all year trying to stay healthy and having all of us back for one game feels great. We're getting every one back and we're feeling good.” The Antlers (7-3, 4-2) will host Ardmore next week in the first round of the playoffs. Guthrie (6-3, 5-2) will travel to Altus in a rematch of last season's opening round. Deer Creek has dealt with more than 20 injuries this season, including McGraw missing the first seven games with a foot injury. That number is slowly falling at a perfect time. Sims completed 22 of 32 passes for 310 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown. He also rushed for the decisive score with 3:46 remaining. “He's just such a playmaker,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “He continues to make play after play after play. It was one of those days he had a couple picks, but they've got some great athletes on the back end that have something to do with that. “He threw the ball very well obviously, and obviously he had some receivers make some great catches as well. But that sometimes happens when you throw as much as we do.” Kerstetter finished with eight receptions for 122 yards. McGraw caught just two passes for 74 yards, but each catch was a difficult jump ball. “I just see ball, catch ball, you know,” McGraw said. “We've had a ton of injuries all year, but it's nice to have me and Zach on the field finally at the same time. I'm just so glad to play. It's been so long.” Deer Creek led 14-13 at halftime. Sims orchestrated a long drive to open the third that resulted in a 25-yard field goal by Parker Noble. Noble added a 39-yard field goal later to make it 20-13. After Sims' touchdown, Guthrie attempted a rally when quarterback Zane Maltz scored on a 31-yard keeper with 2:28 left. But the Bluejays' onside kick attempt failed and Sims sealed the game with a keeper on fourth-and-1 with 1:03 remaining. It was a signal that perhaps things are looking up at just the right time for Deer Creek. “It's really coming together now and we're getting chemistry,” Sims said. “I think we're starting to get to that moment. We haven't met our peak yet, so hopefully we do during the playoffs and hopefully go to state.”
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Wayne Merryman, 84, of Talihina was a Korean War veteran who would spend more than 30 years as a high school basketball coach. Merryman coached both boys and girls, mostly at Colbert. The girls' program won more than 800 games and four state championships under Merryman; the boys program won a single state title....
Nov 3, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Wayne Merryman, 84, of Talihina was a Korean War veteran who would spend more than 30 years as a high school basketball coach. Merryman coached both boys and girls, mostly at Colbert. The girls' program won more than 800 games and four state championships under Merryman; the boys program won a single state title. Merryman was The Oklahoman's Super 6 Coach of the Year in 1979 and the National Coach of the Year in 1984. He is a member of the National High School and Oklahoma basketball halls of fame. *Lee Oliver, 81, of Brooksville. A halfback for Dunbar High School's Class B Negro state championship football team in 1950. Before the integration of the state's school systems in 1955, Oliver and the Bears played exhibition games against all-white Tecumseh teams in 1949, ‘50 and ‘51. He served six years in the Army before entering the ministry. *Ray Leyba, 54, of Choctaw. President of the Nicoma Park basketball organization. A family obituary said: “His true calling was coaching ... every minute he spent motivating kids from the sidelines contributed to the happiest moments of his life.” *George McGuire, 56, of Stigler was a bullrider. He had a passion for training horses. *William Brown Jr., 86 of Ardmore drove a commercial bus. One of his trips was to Mexico with the Harlem Globetrotters. *Mary Bright Porter, 69, of Oklahoma City was an educator, teaching in Oklahoma and her native Montreal. She attended McGill University, where she played women's hockey and was a cheerleader. She was a cyclist and a runner; Porter participated in several Oklahoma free wheel rides and ran her first half-marathon at age 65. *Bill Broughton, 82, of Oklahoma City. The Konawa native attended high school in Kansas, where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track. Played tennis as an adult. Broughton was a geologist. *David Fisk, 62, of Edmond. A longtime editor at The Oklahoman who loved baseball, particularly the Texas Rangers. After leaving the newspaper business, Fisk, a native Texan, opened Images Gallery, The Art of Sport in Edmond. An avid photographer and past president of the Oklahoma Blues Society. *Jack Phillips, 78, of Joplin, Mo. A Miami High and Northeastern A&M graduate who was an Oklahoma state champion skeet shooter. *Mike Fruitt, 57, of Oklahoma City. He played high school basketball in his native Redkey, Ind. The former General Motors worker liked to watch his grandkids play baseball. *Bobby Yadon Sr., 81, of Waynoka lettered in football and baseball at Northwestern State. He spent one summer playing Class D baseball. Yadon went into coaching and spent many years in Kansas before a move to Waynoka, where he led the Railroaders to the Class C state football championship in 1976. *Harold Cook, 69, of Moore coached Little League sports for many years. He also enjoyed playing pool and softball. *Johnny Walker, 64, of Durant was a former high school and middle school coach in the El Paso, Texas, area. *Huston Parkhurst, 88, of Arapaho spent several years coaching Little League baseball. *Melvin Worcester, 88, of Ada was a saddle bronc rider as a young man. He became a deputy sheriff for Pontotoc County. *Alan Roberts, 68, of Ringling. He was an All-Area football player for Ringling High School. He remained a Blue Devils fan as an adult. An iron worker by trade. *Lauren Swanson Ridener, 33, of Edmond was a Putnam City North High School graduate who enjoyed softball, swimming, diving and gymnastics. An OU football fan. *Kenneth Aaron, 80, of Guymon was a Woodward High School graduate who played center for the Panhandle State football team. A fan of both the OU Sooners and OSU Cowboys. *Rebecca VanderMerwe, 15, was a Texhoma High School student who loved to play softball. *Bernie Duvall, 67, of Miami, OK, played football for Cherokee County High School in his native Kansas. A fan of the Pittsburg State Gorillas, one of the most successful small-college football programs in the country. *Allan Long, 94, was a teacher and wrestling coach for Geary schools. *Gordon Gibson, 67, of Oklahoma City was an avid golfer who liked to play courses all over the state. Gibson had two holes in one at Cedar Valley. Coached wrestling and golf. Worked security for Thunder home games. BY SCOTT MUNN, STAFF WRITER
Nov 1, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second...
High school football: Class 6A and 5A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Nov 1, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second Edmond Santa Fe: Third with win and Putnam City win or Edmond Memorial win. Third with loss, Edmond Memorial loss and Putnam City win. Fourth with Edmond Memorial loss and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Memorial win and Putnam City win. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Fourth with win and Edmond Santa Fe win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and Putnam City win. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Putnam City: Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial loss and Edmond Santa Fe win. District 6A-I-2 Key Games: Mustang at Moore, Owasso at Putnam North, Southmoore at Norman North, Tulsa Union at Edmond North. Tulsa Union: First. Southmoore: Second with win. Third with loss. Norman North: Second with win. Third with loss. Mustang: Fourth with win or Edmond North loss. Edmond North: Fourth with win and Mustang loss. District 6A-II-1 Key Games: Bixby at Sand Springs. Tulsa Washington: First. Bartlesville: Second. Sand Springs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Bixby: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 6A-II 2 Key Games: Choctaw at Lawton, Putnam West at Enid, Stillwater at Lawton Eisenhower. Lawton: First. Midwest City: Second with Stillwater loss. Third with Stillwater win. Stillwater: Second with win. Third with loss and Putnam West loss. Fourth with loss and Putnam West win. Putnam West: Third with win and Stillwater loss. Fourth with win and Stillwater win. Choctaw: Fourth with win and Enid win. Fourth with loss and Enid win where Enid gains 22 or fewer district points on Choctaw. Enid: Fourth with win and Choctaw loss where Enid gains 23 or more district points on Choctaw. District 5A-1 Key Games: Ardmore at Duncan, Chickasha at Del City. Lawton MacArthur: First. Altus: Second. Ardmore: Third with win or Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Duncan: Third with win and Chickasha win. Fourth with win and Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Del City: Fourth with win and Ardmore win. District 5A-2 Key Games: Deer Creek at Guthrie, McGuinness at Piedmont, Southeast at Carl Albert. McGuinness: First. Guthrie: Second with win. Third with loss. Deer Creek: Second with win. Third with loss. Carl Albert: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Piedmont loss. Piedmont: Fourth with win and Carl Albert loss. District 5A-3 Key Games: Durant at Tulsa Kelley, Tulsa Memorial at McAlester. Skiatook: First. McAlester: Second with win or Tulsa Kelley win. Third with loss and Durant win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with McAlester win or win and Tulsa Memorial win. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Durant win. Fourth with Tulsa Kelley win. Fourth with loss and Durant win where Tulsa Memorial loses 11 or fewer district points to Durant. Durant: Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial win. Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial loss where Durant gains 12 or more district points on Tulsa Memorial. District 5A-4 Key Games: Collinsville at Tulsa East Central, Tahlequah at Coweta, Tulsa Edison at Grove. Coweta: First with win. Second with loss. Tahlequah: First with win. Second with loss and Collinsville loss. Third with loss and Collinsville win. Collinsville: Second with win and Coweta win. Third with win and Coweta loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 19 or fewer district points to Tulsa Edison. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 20 or more district points to Tulsa Edison. Pryor: Fourth with Collinsville win or Tulsa Edison loss. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 20 or more district points on Collinsville. Fourth with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 19 or fewer district points on Collinsville.
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 19, 2015
Waters, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., on Monday amid a disciplinary situation at his former school.
High school notebook: Norman North's Lindy Waters no longer with team
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 19, 2015Highly recruited Norman North boys basketball player Lindy Waters III will no longer be attending the school. Waters, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., on Monday amid a disciplinary situation at his former school. Norman Public Schools officials could not confirm whether Waters left the school on his own, or if he had been suspended or dismissed. “We are not able to comment on any student's attendance status,” Alesha Leemaster, the district's director of public relations, told The Oklahoman. Waters gathered scholarship offers from a wide variety of schools over the summer, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Butler, Houston, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Mercer and several others. He also has multiple opportunities at Ivy League programs. IDABEL'S WELLS COMMITS TO WYOMING One of the state's top football prospects is off the board. Idabel's K.J. Wells verbally committed to Wyoming on Sunday, announcing his decision on his Twitter page. “Well it's official! I verbally committed to the university of Wyoming this morning,” he tweeted while on an official visit with the school. Wells is ranked No. 8 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of the state's top recruits for the 2016 class. He is being recruited as an athlete. He's played receiver and most recently quarterback for Idabel. Last season, he accounted for 27 touchdowns — 12 passing, 12 rushing and three receiving. Wells chose Wyoming over scholarship offers from Houston, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State, TCU and UTEP. Wyoming has now landed four Oklahomans from the 2016 class. Wells joins Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett, Ada linebacker Shiloh Windsor and Hollis offensive lineman Jace Webb as verbal commitments. MILLWOOD'S MICHELBY DAVIS OFFERED BY WESTERN ILLINOIS Millwood defensive end Michelby Davis received his first Division I scholarship offer on Monday, from Western Illinois. Davis, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior, plays a variety of roles for Millwood, including defensive end, tight end, wide receiver and kicker. UT-San Antonio, coached by Oklahoma native Larry Coker, has also been in to see him practice recently as well. LAWTON MAC SURVIVES TOUGH STRETCH Top-ranked Lawton MacArthur's comeback victory over No. 2 Ardmore was not only thrilling, but crucial in the Class 5A defending champion's pursuit of the District 5A-1 title. The Highlanders' 29-28 win concluded an undefeated three-week stretch against the heart of the district with Altus, Duncan and Ardmore, which left them atop the district as the lone undefeated team. “It's hard to look forward in our district,” Lawton MacArthur coach Brett Manning said. “We haven't been able to sit down and look at all of the possibilities and scenarios. It's been murder's row there in our schedule. I know it's the old cliché of one game at a time, but it's really been that way. “I really like where we are. I think we have set ourselves up to enter the playoffs in the best possible spot we could.” Lawton MacArthur (7-0, 4-0) has district games remaining against Chickasha, Del City and El Reno. Those three are a combined 4-8 in district play. The Highlanders won their games against Altus and Ardmore by a combined total of three points. “I'm telling you, Altus and Ardmore are very, very good teams,” Manning said. “I feel like coming out of that and winning those games, I feel very fortunate to be in the position we are. “It's also gratifying because I guarantee you there's nobody in the state that thought we would be where we are right now. We've still got a long ways to go to reach our goals, but losing 19 starters like we did off of last year's team, it feels really good to have such a good start this year.” Against Ardmore, receiver Jarviear Christon caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from JR Winningham with 58 seconds remaining. Manning then elected to go for the win and sent in safety Walter Neil to run their version of the wildcat formation. Lawton MacArthur ran the formation earlier in the game with a sweep to the right. This time, Neil went left, Christon delivered a big block and Neil converted the two-point play. HASLEY, MULLIGAN TAKE OJGT TITLES Piedmont's Dustin Hasley and Norman North's Kaitlin Milligan won the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour Tournament of Champions over the weekend. Hasley shot rounds of 70-69 for a 139 total at Lincoln Park West to edge Hydro's Kason Cook and Mooreland's Zac Owens by one shot. In the girls tournament, Milligan shot 77-72 for a six-stroke victory. Jordan Wilson of Edmond shot 75-73 to win the boys 12-14 age division by one shot.
Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine is 156 yards away from the state’s career passing yardage record of 11,357, held by Atoka’s L.T. Pfaff and looks to break it in front of the home crowd Friday.
The Oklahoman's top 10 high school football games of Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 18, 2015Last week, half of the list of top 10 games pitted two undefeated teams against each other, yet for Week 8, there is no such meeting to be found. But plenty of big matchups remain, led by a battle of highly ranked Class 2A teams when one-loss Washington hosts undefeated Lindsay. Second on the list are two of Class 5A's best teams, despite each having a loss to No. 1 Lawton MacArthur — by a combined total of three points. And a unique game appears at the bottom of the list. The magnitude of Sequoyah-Claremore at Locust Grove might not appear as big as the others on the list from a standings perspective, but Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine is 156 yards away from the state's career passing yardage record of 11,357, held by Atoka's L.T. Pfaff and looks to break it in front of the home crowd Friday. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10 games of Week 8: 1. Lindsay (8-0, 4-0) at Washington (6-1, 4-0) 2. Altus (6-1, 3-1) at Ardmore (6-1, 3-1) 3. Broken Arrow (6-1, 4-0) at Jenks (6-0, 4-0) 4. Douglass (5-2, 2-1) at John Marshall (7-0, 3-0) 5. Tulsa Washington (6-0, 4-0) at Bixby (5-2, 3-1) 6. Roland (6-1, 3-0) at Stigler (6-1, 4-0) 7. Coalgate (5-2, 3-0) at Kingston (7-0, 4-0) 8. Bethany (6-1, 2-1) at Blanchard (5-2, 2-1) 9. Antlers (6-1, 3-1) at Hartshorne (6-1, 3-1) 10. Sequoyah-Claremore (3-3, 2-1) at Locust Grove (7-0, 3-0)
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6....
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 13, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6. Stillwater 2-4 (6) 7. Midwest City 4-2 (7) 8. Putnam West 3-3 (8) 9. Choctaw 4-2 (9) 10. Muskogee 2-4 (10) Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. L. MacArthur 6-0 (1) 2. Skiatook 6-0 (4) 3. Ardmore 6-0 (3) 4. McAlester 5-1 (2) 5. Altus 5-1 (5) 6. Carl Albert 5-1 (6) 7. Tulsa Kelley 4-1 (7) 8. McGuinness 4-2 (8) 9. T. Memorial 5-1 (NR) 10. Collinsville 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Deer Creek, 3-3 (9); 10. Del City, 3-3 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner 6-0 (1) 2. Anadarko 5-1 (2) 3. Poteau 6-0 (3) 4. Tuttle 7-0 (4) 5. Metro Chr. 4-1 (5) 6. Oologah 4-2 (6) 7. Elk City 4-2 (7) 8. Ada 3-2 (8) 9. Harrah 4-2 (10) 10. Cascia Hall 2-3 (9) Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall 6-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove 6-0 (2) 3. John Marshall 6-0 (3) 4. Lincoln Chr. 6-0 (4) 5. Victory Chr. 5-0 (5) 6. Bethany 6-0 (6) 7. Jones 6-0 (7) 8. Cushing 5-0 (8) 9. Hilldale 5-0 (9) 10. Seminole 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Meeker, 4-2 (10) Class 2A 1. Adair 5-1 (1) 2. Chisholm 6-0 (7) 3. Davis 3-3 (5) 4. Washington 5-1 (4) 5. Millwood 3-1 (3) 6. Luther 6-0 (6) 7. Lindsay 7-0 (2) 8. Kingston 6-0 (9) 9. Nowata 5-2 (10) 10. Haskell 6-0 (NR) Dropped out: Hartshorne, 5-1 (8) Class A 1. Stratford 6-0 (1) 2. Ringling 4-0 (2) 3. Hollis 6-0 (4) 4. Thomas 5-1 (5) 5. Kiefer 6-0 (6) 6. Mooreland 6-0 (7) 7. Minco 6-1 (3) 8. Cashion 4-2 (9) 9. Wayne 5-1 (10) 10. Hominy 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Mangum, 5-1 (8) Class B 1. Alex 6-0 (1) 2. Davenport 6-0 (2) 3. Seiling 6-0 (3) 4. Dewar 6-0 (4) 5. Keota 5-0 (5) 6. Turpin 5-1 (6) 7. Pioneer 4-2 (7) 8. Geary 6-0 (8) 9. Laverne 4-2 (9) 10. Depew 5-1 (10) Dropped out: None Class C 1. Cherokee 6-0 (1) 2. Grandfield 5-0 (2) 3. Fox 6-0 (3) 4. Coyle 6-0 (4) 5. D.C.-Lamont 6-0 (5) 6. Shattuck 4-1 (6) 7. Tipton 3-2 (7) 8. Thackerville 5-1 (8) 9. Timberlake 3-3 (10) 10. Bluejacket 4-2 (NR) Dropped out: Waynoka, 4-2 (9) Rankings by Scott Wright, staff writer
Oct 11, 2015
On a week when almost all of the games are played Thursday night because of schools being on fall break, it's a pair of Friday games that head the list of Week 7's top games. Class 6A-II No. 1 Tulsa Washington hosts No. 2 Bartlesville, and Class 5A No. 1 Lawton MacArthur hosts No. 3 Ardmore. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's list of top 10 games for Week 7: 1. Bartlesville (6-0, 3-0) at Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's top 10 high school football games of Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 11, 2015On a week when almost all of the games are played Thursday night because of schools being on fall break, it's a pair of Friday games that head the list of Week 7's top games. Class 6A-II No. 1 Tulsa Washington hosts No. 2 Bartlesville, and Class 5A No. 1 Lawton MacArthur hosts No. 3 Ardmore. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's list of top 10 games for Week 7: 1. Bartlesville (6-0, 3-0) at Tulsa Washington (5-0, 3-0), Friday 2. Ardmore (6-0, 3-0) at Lawton MacArthur (6-0, 3-0), Friday 3. Cushing (5-0, 3-0) at Heritage Hall (6-0, 3-0) 4. Hilldale (5-0, 3-0) at Victory Christian (5-0, 3-0) 5. Mustang (5-1, 2-1) at Southmoore (5-1, 2-1) 6. Carl Albert (5-1, 3-0) at McGuinness (4-2, 3-0) 7. Thomas (5-1, 3-0) at Mooreland (6-0, 3-0) 8. Ada (3-2, 2-0) at Tuttle (7-0, 3-0) 9. Jones (6-0, 2-0) at Seminole (5-1, 2-0) 10. Deer Creek-Lamont (6-0, 4-0) at Coyle (6-0, 3-0)
OU-Texas Week always is fun. Especially if you go to Dallas. Especially if you go to Dallas before Friday. Like usual, we headed out Wednesday. The Dish puts on her annual OU Engineering dinner on Wednesday night in Dallas, and Dean Tom Landers asks me to speak during dessert, talking mostly about the game. On Friday, we head over to the OU Club of Fort Worth luncheon, then of course there’s...
Dallas travelblog: Avoid I-35 on Friday at all costs
Berry Tramel | Oct 8, 2015OU-Texas Week always is fun. Especially if you go to Dallas. Especially if you go to Dallas before Friday. Like usual, we headed out Wednesday. The Dish puts on her annual OU Engineering dinner on Wednesday night in Dallas, and Dean Tom Landers asks me to speak during dessert, talking mostly about the game. On Friday, we head over to the OU Club of Fort Worth luncheon, then of course there’s the game Saturday. My Thursdays are reserved for full-scale work, except this year I’m participating in the College Football Playoff’s mock selection process out in Grapevine. So our Dallas trip is wall-to-wall. Sort of like Dallas traffic. I generally try not to tell people what to do. My goal is to tell people what’s going on. But I’m going to suspend that mantra today. Do not, I repeat do not, take I-35E into Dallas on Friday. I’m begging you. Unless you want to see more of your cardiologist, stay away from Stemmons Freeway. Find an alternative route. Get off at 380 in Denton, go east and then tackle the Toll Road. Go I-35W toward Fort Worth, exit 114 and into Dallas that way. Get off I-35 at Gainesville, go east on Highway 82 and then south on 377. Heck, I don’t care. Take the H.E. Bailey Turnpike to Wichita Falls, then veer back into the Metroplex on 287. Get off in Ardmore, take Highway 70 east to Durant and go south on U.S. 75. Take a stagecoach to Dodge City and ask Doc Adams for directions, I don’t care. Just don’t drive through the belly of the beast. Dallas traffic usually is open to navigation. Getting through Denton will drive you crazy, but it’s usually brief. However, I-35 is undergoing massive construction — widening, let’s all hope — between 635 and the Bush Turnpike, and at 3 p.m. Wednesday, traffic was bumper-to-bumper for probably five miles. We weren’t in any major hurry, so my blood pressure didn’t spike. But if you’ve got someplace to be Friday, I wouldn’t recommend it. With what, 150,000 Oklahomans coming into town for the weekend?, I-35 is going to be packed. If it’s full at 3 p.m. Wednesday, imagine what it will be at 3 p.m. Friday. Or 4 p.m. Friday. Or 5 p.m. Friday. I could have gotten off on the Bush Turnpike and gone east to the Toll Road. Stephanie Buettner, who works with the Dish, rode down with us, and we dropped her off at an Enterprise car rental location by the Galleria. We would have had no problems then. But Friday, your traffic is going to be awful long before the Bush Turnpike. Long before Denton. So try an alternative. Leave early — by early, I mean, not Friday — or go a different way. STEPHEN KING TRAFFIC Here’s how bad traffic was. We had Stephen King traffic, and it wasn’t the horror show that we encountered on I-35. A miniseries based on King’s novel 11/22/63 is being shot in Dallas, and on Tuesdays, street closings created massive havoc with downtown traffic. Several streets were supposed to be closed at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. But Dallas police announced Wednesday that would be delayed until 9 a.m. Dallas rectified the situation by placing officers at every intersection to direct traffic. So Dallas’ Finest were on every corner for the mile or so that we went south on Lamar, after getting off I-35. It was rough traffic, but not as rough as I-35. Not even a film crew can cause the problems resulting from construction. FUNKY HOTEL We’re staying two nights at the downtown Omni, and it’s always an adventure there. Not my favorite hotel. This year, our adventure is the room. Easily the funkiest hotel room I’ve ever stayed in outside of New York. The room is spacious and modern. Too spacious and too modern. You know it’s a bad sign when your first order of business in a hotel room is to move furniture around. But that’s what we had to do. Our room is complete with NO desk, but with four huge, high-backed chairs, two of which were slotted next to each other, facing the television and right in front of the bed. I laid down and could see about 2/3 of the TV over those chairs. Who designs a hotel room like that? Who designs a downtown hotel — which by definition caters to business people — with no workspace? In place of a desk, we got a huge bookcase type of monstrosity, housing the television in the middle and modern art sitting on shelves. The bed was strange, too. A queen-sized, which was curious, but sitting inside its own little bookcase-type piece of furniture. Trouble is, the bed doesn’t go all the way to the wall. And the bed doesn’t move. Which meant it took about 30 seconds for one of my pillows to fall into the crack. There’s no reading light by the bed. A floor lamp serves that purpose, but you have to get up to turn off the light. I have a question. Do the people who design these rooms ever actually stay in them? A ROOM WITH A VIEW Our engineering dinner was on the 39th floor of the Chase Tower, on the east edge of downtown, at the Petroleum Club. Great view of the Fair, which is cool at night, when the Ferris wheel lights up. It’s always fun to meet with the Engineering alums and staff. Most are OU football fans, and all are OU fans of some kind. Mike Stice, the new dean of the College of Earth & Energy, spoke to the group, and we had a chance to talk. I hadn’t made the connection, but Stice was two years ahead of me at Norman High. He’s a 1977 grad and was a wingback on the great Norman football teams quarterbacked by Jay Jimerson. Back in those days, only juniors and seniors went to the high school, so we never were in school together. But I read all about his teams and watched them play several times. We reminisced about old days, and Dean Landers, who grew up in a small town in West Texas, made a great point that reminded me how blessed I am. He listened to Stice and I talk about old Norman days, and Dean Landers said he was wistful that he didn’t grow up in a town in which he could have stayed. Stice and I were lucky enough to do that. We’re living in our hometown, doing jobs we love. Hard to knock a life like that.
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 4, 2015
In Sunday’s editions, The Oklahoman’s high school football writers, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, took a look back at the first half. Now, they’ll offer projections on a few questions regarding the remainder of the season:
High school football mid-season roundtable: Who will run the table?
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 4, 2015At the halfway point of the high school football regular season, it's time to look ahead at what could await in the second half. In Sunday's editions, The Oklahoman's high school football writers, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, took a look back at the first half. Now, they'll offer projections on a few questions regarding the remainder of the season: Which unbeaten team is most likely to remain undefeated and win a state championship? Wright: I really want to say Jenks in Class 6A-I, considering the Trojans defeated Tulsa Union by 18 in their first meeting. But the regular-season loser in that series often flips the script if they get a title game rematch. So I'll take Wagoner to roll through Class 4A and finish with the gold ball. Last week's 14-7 scare against Cascia Hall might be as close as anyone gets to the Bulldogs until the title game. Unruh: Alex looks unstoppable in Class B one year after it ran the table for the state championship. The defense has allowed just 14 points this season — no more than a touchdown in a game — and the offense has not scored below 44 yet. There just doesn't seem to be much Class B teams can do to slow down the Longhorns. Which team will have the biggest second-half turnaround? Wright: At 2-3, Collinsville could very well win out to go into the 5A playoffs, but the team I expect to see the biggest turnaround from is Oklahoma Christian. The Saints started 0-4 before getting their first win Friday night. They're incredibly young, but the schedule is favorable over the next few weeks, giving them a chance to grow up. It's possible OCS could be 5-4 going into a Week 10 showdown with Luther that could have home-field advantage in the playoffs on the line. Unruh: For the second straight season, Clinton is off to a 1-4 start under coach Phil Koons. Last season, the Red Tornadoes turned that around and even won a first-round playoff game. The schedule sets up the same way for Clinton, which will be favored in its next three games before playing Woodward and Elk City. Which district will have the most exciting playoff race? Wright: Both west districts in Class 5A will be entertaining, and Class B District 1 is going to get wild with Seiling, Turpin, Pioneer, Laverne, Pond Creek-Hunter and a couple others battling for four spots. But keep an eye on 3A-2, where Bethany, John Marshall and Meeker have big wins under their belt. Yet Blanchard and Douglass — each 0-1 in district play — aren't going away anytime soon. Unruh: District 5A-1 has little clarity at this point, and a good team is likely going to miss out on the postseason. Defending state champion Lawton MacArthur has control with a 2-0 start following a narrow win over Altus, but has yet to play other district title contenders Ardmore, Duncan or Del City. Duncan losing to Del City is a big loss for the Demons considering they will likely be underdogs against the remaining contenders. But in this district anything is possible.