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Teah Corley — as principal and CEO of the newly formed EmployerAdvocates — continues to look for ways to improve health insurance and the health care industry.
Executive Q&A: Health plan consultant carries passion to make industry better
By Paula Burkes Business Writer email@example.com | May 29, 2016Way before Obamacare, Teah Corley became an active student of health care — and health insurance — as a health plan consultant to an Oklahoma health care provider that participated in a nationwide Medicare study by the federal government. Corley and her team subsequently were among the first consultants in the region to take Medicare's bundled payment programs to the commercial, private-payer marketplace. More than a decade later, Corley — as principal and CEO of the newly formed EmployerAdvocates — continues to look for ways to improve health insurance and the health care industry. “It's what keeps me up at night,” she said. She and her team of 10 human resources-credentialed employees, and nearly 50 contracted actuarial, legal, pharmaceutical and other specialists, serve some 25 regional employers. Most have 200 to 4,000 total lives covered on their health plans, while her largest client covers 19,000 lives. From her offices at 100 Park Ave., Suite 700, Corley, 46, spoke recently about her life and her career. This is an edited transcript: Q: Tell us about your roots. A: My father was an entrepreneur, and my mother was a homemaker who helped my dad with the books. I have an older brother and younger sister. When I was really young, we lived in Morrison. But when I was in the fifth grade, we moved to Cleveland, OK, which is about 30 miles northwest of Tulsa. My dad had an electrical contracting business that served the oil-field industry. He started out as a one-man operation and grew the business to 15 employees and a few million dollars in annual revenues. He sold his business in the late ‘90s and became a trainer for electrical linemen. My parents and sister still live in Cleveland; my dad is retiring this year. My brother lives in Tulsa, where he has his own marketing company. We got our father's entrepreneurial spirit and parents' work ethic. Q: And school? A: Growing up in Cleveland, I played tennis and was in the Honor Society. I went to OSU, knowing I‘d do something in business, but I wasn't exactly sure what that'd be. After my sophomore year, I dropped out of school; moved to Denver, where I had friends; and worked in investor relations for a real estate investment company. I always knew I'd complete my degree, but I wanted to get away and experience life a little bit. I moved back to Oklahoma two years later and, after I married, finished my bachelor of arts degree in organizational communications in Lawton, where my husband coached high school football. Q: How'd you meet your husband? A: My family was friends with his cousins who lived in Cleveland. They'd been trying to fix us up since OSU, but we never crossed paths, even though my sorority house — Kappa Delta — was right next door to his fraternity house — Kappa Sigma. Mike is two years older. We finally met on a blind date after I moved home from Denver. That was February, 22 years ago. We got engaged that June and married in December. We named our daughter and first child, Blythe, after the Blythe family who set us up. It made sense, especially after we learned, in a baby names book, that Blythe means joyous. Q: What led you into the employee benefits consulting business? A: I worked in benefits and human resources for City National Bank in Lawton and subsequently oversaw business development for the trust department of BancFirst (formerly AmQuest Bank) in Duncan. While at BancFirst, I, in 2003, helped start an employee benefits consulting firm, PremierSource, that began as a partnership between BancFirst and the shareholders of McAfee & Taft law firm. BancFirst sold out years ago, while McAfee's shareholders sold their interests in the multimillion-dollar business in July of last year. That's when I and my senior executive team spun off EmployerAdvocates. Since the spinoff, we've invested in additional technologies to capture raw data on pharmacy and medical claims from self-funded companies, so that we can spot inefficiencies in the system and come up with managed care solutions to lower employers' and employees' health care costs and move toward true price transparency. Without actual data, you don't know what's going on behind the scenes. So, you can't measure results and actively manage claims to see if you're getting the highest quality at the lowest cost. Q: Tell us about your company foundation. A: A few months after founding EmployerAdvocates, we founded Advocates for Life private foundation as an avenue to give back to the communities we serve. In this business, we see so many people struggle to recover, after being hit with unexpected illnesses or disabilities. We plan to make our first foundation distributions in November or December. Q: With your expertise in health insurance, I bet you're especially sensitive to areas for improvement in the industry. Have you experienced frustrations personally? A: Oh my gosh, yes. In 2012, my husband was diagnosed with stage four cancer, after he discovered a lump on his neck. I wanted to vet the different providers, knowing that costs for the same procedures can vary widely among physicians and especially facilities. But they told us we didn't have time. Mike got great care. It was such a miracle. I'm so grateful. As a sideline, his football team at Carl Albert (which began the season losing) took state that year; about the same time Mike was pronounced cancer-free. But on the business side, there was so much inefficiency. As just one example, two different divisions from one facility called to schedule the same CT scan. It was constant chaos throughout the whole thing, which included chemotherapy and radiation. It was almost a full-time job just to manage. Consequently, I'm even more passionate about coming up with innovative and creative ways to improve health insurance, and the industry overall, so other people don't have the same issues.
May 23, 2016
Sutton, who coached eight seasons at Tulsa Central before embarking on a college career that included more than 800 victories, will be joined by Clyde Barkley, Ken Bruno, Robert Griffin and John Turney in the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
High school notebook: Eddie Sutton among OBCA Hall of Fame inductees
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | May 23, 2016Legendary Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton is among five coaches who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Sutton, who coached eight seasons at Tulsa Central before embarking on a college career that included more than 800 victories, will be joined by Clyde Barkley, Ken Bruno, Robert Griffin and John Turney in the 2016 Hall of Fame class. The coaches will be honored during a luncheon on June 4 at East Central University in Ada during the OBCA All-Star Weekend. The event also includes three all-star basketball games involving graduating seniors from every class. Barkley, still active as the Inola coach, has won 637 games, including the 1998 Class 3A state championship in 37 years as a head coach at his alma mater. Bruno's 33-year career was spent mostly in Bartlesville, with stops at Avant, Dewey, Metro Chrisitan, Hominy and Copan. Griffin coached at 10 schools during his career, eight of them in Oklahoma. He began at Morrison and also coached his alma mater, Tishomingo. He is best known for his 14 years at Guthrie, when he led the Bluejays to the 1967 and 1968 state titles. Turney, the father of OBCA Hall of Famer Randy Turney, coached at nine schools, Cooperton, Hollister and Ames among them. He won the 1971 Class A title at Wakita. He is the grandfather of new Northwestern Oklahoma State women's coach Tasha Diesselhorst, who won a state championship at Pond Creek-Hunter. BIG ALL-CITY BASKETBALL GAMES THURSDAY AT DEL CITY With several Division I recruits lined up to play, the Big All-City basketball games are set for Thursday night at Del City High School. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at approximately 8. The event, sponsored by Hudiburg Toyota-Chevrolet, will include 3-point contests at halftime of each game, and a slam dunk contest for the boys. Here are the rosters for the games: East boys: Quavon Pearson, Carl Albert; Braden Hicks, Choctaw; Neko Gordon, Del City; Elyjah Clark, Deer Creek; Tre Evans, Edmond North; Tyson Anderson, Edmond North; Richard Anderson, Midwest City; Quincy Dockins, Moore; Jalal Gondal, Noble; Coby Barham, Shawnee; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee; Jayquan Grant, Northwest Classen; Treson Valdi, Northwest Classen; Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial; Dashawn McDowell, Southeast. Coach: Brian Beale, Choctaw West boys: Conner Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Tyler Williams, Edmond Santa Fe; Christian Wassana, El Reno; J.D. Honeycutt, Guthrie; Curtis Haywood, Mustang; York Benjamin, Mustang; Jakolby Long, Mustang; Micah Speight, Putnam City North; Elijah Parks, Putnam City North; Marquis Johnson, Putnam City West; Isaac Leggins, Putnam City West; Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights; Dakota Foster, Westmoore. Coach: Lenny Bert, Putnam City West East girls: Ch9inna Fair, Midwest City; Asia Davis, Midwest City; Ireon Smith, Midwest City; Micayla Hanes, Guthrie; Breail Goodlow, Del City; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Moe Tramble, Shawnee; Adrianna Braxton, Northwest Classen; Azalariah Jones, Northwest Classen; Carrington Small, Putnam City; Nashyla Hammons, Putnam City; Morgan Crawford, Putnam City North; Zariah White, Choctaw; Jessica Fairley, Choctaw; Lindsey Hurley, Choctaw; Sidney Hurley, Choctaw. Coach: Katie Tompson, Midwest City West girls: Mk Brinska, Deer Creek; Ashley Gomez, Westmoore; Sydney Chastain, Westmoore; Kaci Richardson, Westmoore; Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial; Sydney Webb, Edmond Memorial; Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North; Kendall Burdge, Edmond North; Michaela Mack, Edmond Santa Fe; Taleigh Davis, El Reno; Kayten Moore, El Reno; Tamera Shaver, Moore; Abby Lawson, Mustang; D'Angela Hunter, Southeast; Treasure Golden, Southeast; Charon Cheatham, Western Heights; Laneshia Webster, Western Heights. Coach: Paul Bass, Edmond Santa Fe MARK MORRIS STEPS DOWN, TIM LAVALLEY PROMOTED AS CARL ALBERT BASEBALL COACH Marc Morris has stepped down after one season as the Carl Albert baseball coach to focus on pressing family needs, according to Carl Albert athletic director Gary Rose. The school promptly promoted assistant coach Tim LaValley to head coach, announcing the moves Monday evening. “We're wishing Marc the very best,” Rose said. “He's got some family things to take care of that are very important. “He did a good job for us, and we felt like we already had a guy on staff who's gonna be very good, too. So we just moved Tim LaValley into the head coaching position.” Morris had been on staff at Carl Albert for 10 years as pitching coach under former head coach Wayne Dozier before being promoted last year. LUTHER SEEKING NEW FOOTBALL COACH Luther is in the market for a new football coach following the most successful season in school history. The Lions finished 11-1 under Shawn Meek last fall, but Meek has moved on, accepting an assistant coaching position at Kingfisher. Meek took over in 2012, when Luther went 2-8, gradually building toward last year's undefeated regular season and district championship. MUSTANG'S BROOKE IRWIN LANDS AT OCU Mustang graduate Brooke Irwin has signed with the women's basketball program at Oklahoma City University. The 6-foot-2 forward, who will be a junior, was named all-NJCAA Region II in her sophomore season at Redlands Community College in El Reno. Last season, Irwin averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while shooting 55.4 percent from the floor for Redlands.
May 7, 2016
MIDWEST CITY — Defenses who lined up against Okemah's football team this past season knew of Logan Dailey's speed. On Saturday, the speed of the offensive player of the year in District 2A-5 was on display at the Class 2A-A state track meet at Carl Albert High School. Dailey set two Class 2A state track meet records in winning both the 100- and 200-meter dash. His time of 10.66 seconds in...
Class A, Class 2A state track: A record-setting day for Logan Dailey of Okemah
By Ed Godfrey Staff Wright email@example.com | May 7, 2016MIDWEST CITY — Defenses who lined up against Okemah's football team this past season knew of Logan Dailey's speed. On Saturday, the speed of the offensive player of the year in District 2A-5 was on display at the Class 2A-A state track meet at Carl Albert High School. Dailey set two Class 2A state track meet records in winning both the 100- and 200-meter dash. His time of 10.66 seconds in the 100 broke the record that he set Friday in the preliminaries and bested the previous record of 10.71 set in 2011 by Michael Ervin of Millwood. Dailey defeated his teammate, Josh Whisnant, who recorded a time of 10.81 in the 100. Both were members of Okemah's winning 400 relay on Saturday, with Dailey running the anchor leg. In the 200, Dailey edged Jacob Johnson of Hooker by one-tenth of a second. Dailey said he didn't realize during the race that the finish was that close. “I was just trying to live in the moment and whatever happens, happens,” he said. . Dailey's winning time of 21.62 in the 200 also was one-tenth better than the previous state meet record of 21.63 set in 1984 by Ronald Breath of Fox. The titles are the first state championships in Dailey's career. A senior, he finished second last year in the 100 in the Class 3A state track meet, recording a time of 11.1. “His hard work has paid off for him” said Okemah track coach Frank Yazel. “He's a guy who works on his mechanics all the time. He works year-round. He does everything that he is supposed to do and more.” Dailey said he was not thinking of state records entering the state track meet. His main goal coming in was to win a state title in either the 400 or 800 relay. He nearly got both and another Class 2A state track meet record to boot. Okemah's time in the 800-meter relay on Friday broke the previous state record, but so did Hobart's. The Bearcats won the race. The Panthers finished second. But Dailey said he is pleased with winning three gold medals and one silver. “This is one to remember,” Dailey said of Saturday's track meet. “I have been truly blessed this whole season.” Dailey's track career started with the pole vault in the seventh grade before coaches discovered his real potential was in the sprint races. “He originally had some gift but he has developed his speed even more,” Yazel said. “He has gotten better and better every single year.”
Apr 28, 2016
Names like Larry Rose of U.S. Grant — one of the state’s greatest 1-mile runners ever — or Glen Long of Douglass, who is part of two such forgotten records, or Nina Thompson of John Marshall, who had a hand (foot?) in four of them.
Prep Parade: Remembering Oklahoma's forgotten state record holders
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Apr 28, 2016The spring of 1982 was quite a year for high school track in Oklahoma. Four state records were broken that year — three by girls and one by a boy. Records that will never be broken. If you browse the current state records in track and field, you won't see the names of Laura Blackburn or Rhonda Lewis. You'll see Bixby hurdler Victor Moore, but not for what he did in 1982. Those runners and several others are part of a list of the state's forgotten record holders. Names like Larry Rose of U.S. Grant — one of the state's greatest 1-mile runners ever — or Glen Long of Douglass, who is part of two such forgotten records, or Nina Thompson of John Marshall, who had a hand (foot?) in four of them. They're the names of the pre-metric track and field world. After the 1982 season, Oklahoma and the rest of the country switched from yardage distances for running events to metric measurements. The 100-yard dash became the 100-meter dash. The 2-mile run became the 3,200 meters. And with that, the slate of state records was wiped clear. It's hard to say how many of the old records would still be standing today. All but six records set between 1983-1990 have been broken. Sixteen of the 34 current state records were set in the last 10 years. Four — two for boys and two for girls — of the marks set in 1983 still stand. One of those belongs to Moore, a Bixby hurdler who has the unique distinction of being on both lists. In 1982, he set the record in the 120-yard high hurdles at 13.6 seconds in the OSU Relays. In 1983, he set the 300-meter hurdle record at 36.80, which still stands as the metric record. Yet 30 records will stand forever in yardage-measured events. At least for a day, let them not be forgotten. Here are Oklahoma's yardage-distance track record holders: BOYS Yardage Distances 100: 9.48, Jim Evans, Tulsa Washington, 1980, State meet at Western Heights. 220 Straightaway: 20.5, Glen Long, Douglass, 1965, State meet at Choctaw. 220 Curve: 21.0, William Snoddy, Tulsa Hale, 1975, State prelims at UCO. 440: 47.4, Jody Jimerson, Norman, 1976, Moore Invitational. 880: 1:51.7, Jim Davis, Lawton, 1975, State meet at UCO. Mile: 4:11.2, Larry Rose, U.S. Grant, 1967, Meet of Champions at Northeast. 2-Mile: 9:03.4, Greg Avery, Ponca City, 1979, Indian Nations Conference at Tulsa Webster. 120HH: 13.6, Victor Moore, Bixby, 1982, OSU Relays. 180LH: 18.2, Robert Derrick, Woodward, 1953, Regional at Tonkawa. 200LH: 22.4, Willie Powers, Lawton, 1937, OSU Interscholastic. 220LH: 24.0, Phil Cope, Classen, 1933, OSU Interscholastic. 330IH: 37.41, Steve Bloom, Enid, 1980, State meet at Western Heights. 440 Relay: 41.4, Douglass (Al Hughes, Connie Sledge, Wayne Long, Glen Long), 1965, Meet of Champions at Northeast. 880 Relay: 1:28.0, Harding (Norman Neaves, Mark Sullivan, Bill Townsend, Richard Sinclair), 1958, State meet at OSU. 2-Mile Relay: 7:52.2, Putnam City (Rosie Nixon, Ken Murphey, Fred Mills, Mike Ruggles), 1976, State meet at UCO. GIRLS Yardage Distances 75: 8.8, Betty Peffer, Elk City, 1973, State meet at Star Spencer; Dana Horseman, Caney Valley, 1974, State meet at Putnam City. 100: 10.5, Nina Thompson, John Marshall, 1979, Regional at Edmond. 220: 24.11, Nina Thompson, John Marshall, 1980, State meet at Western Heights. 440: 56.6, Theresa Brantley, John Marshall, 1980, Regional at Chickasha. 880: 2:13.6, Karen Robinson, Owasso, 1979, Regional in Tulsa. Mile: 5:07.4, Denise Weeden, Edmond Memorial, 1980, Mid-State Conference at Edmond. 2-Mile: 11:37.1, Laura Blackburn, Moore, 1982, State meet at Moore. 70HH: 9.05, Suzi Winingham, Hennessey, 1972, State meet at Star Spencer. 80HH: 10.3, Lettie Starr, John Marshall, 1981, Tulsa Memorial Invitational prelims. 110HH: 14.4, Rhonda Lewis, John Marshall, 1982, Regional at Edmond. 220LH: 29.35, Rhonda Lewis, John Marshall, 1982, State prelims at Moore. 440 Relay: 47.21, John Marshall (Denise Staton, Valerie Armstrong, Nina Thompson, Lorna Tucker), 1979, State meet at Moore. 880 Relay: 1:39.13, John Marshall (Denise Staton, Valerie Armstrong, Nina Thompson, Lorna Tucker), 1979, State meet at Moore. Mile Relay: 3:49.5, John Marshall (Theresa Brantley, Rochelle Armstrong, Valerie Armstrong, Lorna Tucker), 1978, State prelims at Carl Albert. 2-Mile Relay: 9:51.3, Edmond Memorial (Nancy Faulk, Lee Ann Hamilton, Bridget Felix, Denise Weeden), 1980, Edmond Relays. MUSTANG'S THOMAS TO ANNOUNCE COLLEGE CHOICE SATURDAY Mustang defensive tackle Deontre Thomas has been one of the more surprising football recruits in the 2017 class to burst onto the scene. And the 6-foot-2, 265-pound defensive tackle exploded. Now, he says he's ready to make his college decision. He announced Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Arizona State and Texas A&M as his final five schools, and will make his commitment on Saturday. The announcement is expected to be posted on his Twitter page around 1 p.m. Thomas had more than a dozen schools to pick from, though neither Oklahoma nor Oklahoma State offered. A 265-pound defensive tackle might sound undersized for Power 5 conferences, but his technique, along with a frame that can carry another 30 pounds make him attractive to recruiters. “He's an every-snap guy,” Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek said. “He's quick, he plays with great hands and great leverage. “He's not huge, but they see the potential with his frame to get him up to 285 or 290.” Dombek says everything seemed to change for Thomas late last season. “The last four or five weeks, the light bulb came on for him,” the coach said. “If you watched him against Tulsa Union and Broken Arrow, they couldn't block him. He was splitting double-teams and chasing down screens. That's what the college coaches have seen — a guy who is a relentless pursuer of the football and very athletic.” MCGUINNESS' CONDON GAINING MAJOR COLLEGE INTEREST Michigan became the latest school to visit McGuinness sophomore offensive lineman Owen Condon as he continues his rapid rise on the recruiting circuit. Irish coach Justin Jones confirmed Michigan's visit Wednesday to see the 6-foot-7, 315-pound tackle who recently picked up scholarship offers from Ohio, SMU and Tulsa. “It's hard to find a guy that is that big that moves as well as he does,” Jones said. “Not only does he move he's a bender who has flexibility and he moves his feet really well, which makes him a perfect tackle at the next level. I think he'll be recruited by a lot of guys across the nations just because of that.” Michigan also visited Southmoore, which has a pair of sophomore stars, quarterback Casey Thompson and offensive lineman Brey Walker, an Oklahoma commitment. Condon has rapidly added weight in the offseason, going from 275 pounds last season to his current weight. That's why Jones feels recruiters are paying more attention. “He's just developing every day as far as being a football player and he's hitting that maturity to where he's starting to grow into his body as well,” Jones said. “Those 35-40 pounds that he's put on shows that he can carry that frame.” HARDING PREP'S ANSELM UZUEGBUNEM SIGNS WITH NOC-TONKAWA After helping Harding Prep to one of its best basketball seasons, finishing the regular season ranked in the Class 4A top 10, senior forward Anselm Uzuegbunem has signed to continue his career at Northern Oklahoma College of Tonkawa. Uzuegbunem signed his letter of intent on Wednesday. The powerfully built 6-foot-7 forward averaged 19.1 points and 10.0 rebounds as a senior. *Staff writer Jacob Unruh contributed to this report
Apr 23, 2016
Eckroat took command of the tournament with a first-round 65, then posted scores of 70 and 75 in the final two rounds to finish at 6-under par for the tournament.
High school notebook: Edmond North's Austin Eckroat wins Junior Invitational
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Apr 23, 2016Edmond North junior Austin Eckroat added to his already impressive résumé with a victory at one of the nation's most prestigious junior golf tournaments on Saturday. Eckroat birdied the final hole of the tournament to win the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C. Eckroat took command of the tournament with a first-round 65, then posted scores of 70 and 75 in the final two rounds to finish at 6-under par for the tournament. He edged Min Woo Lee of Australia by one stroke. The top 55 junior players from around the country played in the tournament, as well as multiple international players. Eckroat, who is committed to Oklahoma State, was ranked No. 12 in the AJGA junior rankings before the event. EDMOND MEMORIAL'S BARNES WINS 400 AT KANSAS RELAYS Edmond Memorial sprinter Kya Barnes took on the highly competitive field at the University of Kansas Relays and came out on top. The senior won the 400-meter run with a time of 56.77 seconds at the event that draws top runners from around the region. Even her winning time trails Barnes' best 400 time of the year. She ran a 56.14 in a meet at Carl Albert earlier this year. ORCUTT, SZYMANSKI WIN ALL SPORTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS Norman senior Heath Orcutt and Crossings Christian senior Brett Szymanski were announced the winners of the annual Oklahoma City All Sports Association scholarships. Both will receive $1,200. Orcutt played soccer for four years with the Tigers and was the team captain this season. She also served as vice president of the student council, sophomore and junior senator, and she is a member of the National Honor Society. She is ranked No. 1 in her class with a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Oklahoma to major in environmental engineering. Szymanski competed in football, basketball, tennis and track for Crossings Christian. A valedictorian with a 4.49 GPA and 35 ACT score, he was also a member of student council and the NHS. He also plans to attend OU and major in biology and/or business administration. Selection was based on achievements consistent with the mission of the association, including leadership, athletic participation, civic activities and academics, according to a release. Applicants must attend a two- or four-year Oklahoma college or university, have a 3.0 or higher GPA and a minimum ACT score of 22. The student must have participated in high school athletics. However, they could not be receiving an athletic scholarship or walk on at a school. FIVE SHAWNEE PITCHERS COMBINE FOR NO-HITTER Five Shawnee pitchers combined Thursday to throw a no-hitter against the OKC Broncos during a 3-0 victory. Shawnee (20-7) struck out 15 of the 22 batters faced, including the first 10 batters of the game. Tanner Sparks started the game, throwing two innings and striking out all six batters he faced on 28 pitches. A.J. Barron took over in the third and struck out the side on 17 pitches. Eli Davis, who is committed to Kansas, struck out the first batter of the fourth and finished with three strikeouts in two innings of work on 34 pitches. Teddy Robertson and Jake Taylor — an Oklahoma State commitment — pitched the final two innings, striking out a total of three on 31 pitches. Shawnee struggled with the bat as well, putting together just three singles from Davis, Sparks and Taylor.
The Syracuse, N.Y., native served as ASA communications coordinator and manager of the Softball Hall of Fame.
Tributes: Bill Plummer spent more than 40 years in softball
By Scott Munn | Apr 18, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Bill Plummer III, 71, of Oklahoma City was Mr. Softball. He was involved in the sport for more than 40 years, including a 30-year stay with the Amateur Softball Association's national office in OKC. The Syracuse, N.Y., native served as ASA communications coordinator and manager of the Softball Hall of Fame. The former sportswriter contributed to 14 books about softball. Plummer was an Air Force veteran and friend of The Oklahoman sports department. *Frank Carpenter, 84 of Wister. A career educator, which included 10 years as boys basketball coach at LeFlore High School. The Savages never had a losing season under Carpenter and reached the state tournament in 1965. Also coached the school's baseball team. Carpenter retired in 1986 as LeFlore Schools' superintendent. *Tommie Stephenson, 79, of Oklahoma City grew up in Kansas, where he was catcher for East High School in Wichita. Stephenson played ball at Wichita State and then semi-pro baseball in Kansas. He officiated basketball and football at the high school and collegiate levels in Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Served three terms in the Oklahoma State Legislature and also taught classes at Rose State Junior College in Midwest City, Redlands Junior College in El Reno and Oklahoma City Community College. *Louise Esserman Pebworth, 80, of Oklahoma City was the wife of former Putnam City and Carl Albert football coach Jack Pebworth. She offered a shoulder to lean on after tough losses and a hug for big wins. She is survived by Coach Pebworth, who was married to his best friend for 60 years. *Ken Brown Jr., 82, of Tulsa played fullback for Drumright High School. A longtime supporter of University of Tulsa basketball and OU football. Owned a food distribution business. *Douglas Stark, 58, of Oklahoma City had a passion for building open-wheel race cars. He was the brother of Jett Stark, who went by Jett Starr while racing a dirt champ car at State Fair Speedway. *Robert Tompkins, 47, of Hobart. He was a public address announcer for Hobart Bearcat football games. *Lindy Rahhal, 87, of Edmond played high school football at Weleetka. The University of Oklahoma graduate had Sooner football season tickets for 50 years. A radiologist by trade. *Roscoe Mays Jr., 71, of Mesa, Ariz., was a former Guthrie resident who loved golf. A family obituary said Mays had several holes-in-ones during his career as a casual golfer. *Norm Bautsch, 76, of Edmond. The Reading, Pa., native was a standout basketball and baseball player. He had a chance to play pro baseball but opted to play basketball at Albright College in his hometown. Spent 22 years in the Air Force as a maintenance and logistics officer. *Dr. Kenneth Elsner, 80, of Edmond was a coach at Excelsior and Cromwell in the 1950s. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis after retiring as Dean of the College of Education at Central Oklahoma. Elsner was a member of the Edmond Senior Men's Golf Association. *Jay Logan II, 57, of Ozark, Ark., was a Vinita native who was a master fisherman. He was a devoted Oklahoma Sooners football fan — so much that he cried after OU lost the Game of the Century to Nebraska in 1971. The OU graduate was a certified public accountant and financial planner. *Jack Brown, 98, of Tulsa. He won the Bauer and Francis Award for being the best student-athlete at Tulsa Central High School. Brown lettered in basketball and golf, but his favorite sport to play was baseball. An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Apr 6, 2016
On the high school football calendar, this is hiring season. Between now and the start of spring practice in a little more than a month, athletic directors with head coaching vacancies to fill are sifting through resumes with the hope that their next great coach is somewhere in the pile. A few programs with a good amount of tradition — places like Westmoore, Deer Creek, Purcell, Tulsa East...
Prep Parade: In football coaching, give youth a chance
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Apr 6, 2016On the high school football calendar, this is hiring season. Between now and the start of spring practice in a little more than a month, athletic directors with head coaching vacancies to fill are sifting through resumes with the hope that their next great coach is somewhere in the pile. A few programs with a good amount of tradition — places like Westmoore, Deer Creek, Purcell, Tulsa East Central and others — are in the hunt for a coach. Many of them want someone with previous head coaching experience. Some even state it in the job announcement. But why? Throughout the course of a school year, I interact with more coaches than I can count, head or assistant. I come across several head coaches who I would never let my son play for. And I see just as many assistants who seem destined to be leaders, yet they can't get their opportunity because they don't have the words “head coach” anywhere on their job history. Just in this school year alone, I've seen too many incredibly successful coaches in football and basketball who were given their first head job within the last five years to believe previous experience is a necessary job requirement. I'm not trying to discount experience. It's incredibly valuable. If there's a guy with a successful track record as a head coach, and you can bring him in to run your program, go for it. But experience alone doesn't make a good head coach. A coordinator who has worked under respected coaches, in successful programs, and has the intangible qualities needed to be a leader of young people, shouldn't be ignored simply because he's never been a head coach, or because the first digit in his age is a 2. Every great head coach got his start because someone was willing to give him a chance, despite his lack of experience. STATE CHAMPIONS FILL WEST ROSTERS FOR ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL In a year when state championships were dominated by teams on the west side of the state, the Oklahoma Coaches Association's All-State girls basketball rosters reflect it. The Large and Small West rosters include a total of seven players who won state championships last month, led by a pair of Midwest City players who earned the Class 6A title. Bomber seniors Chinna Fair and Asia Davis are joined on the Large West squad by 5A champion Hillary Hurst of Woodward and 4A champ Aaliyah Endsley of Newcastle. On the Small West roster, 3A champion Alva is represented by Oklahoma State signee Jaden Hobbs, with Class A champion Taylor Hedrick of Seiling and 2A champ Taylor Cell of Fairview also on the team. The girls All-State games will be played July 27 at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. Here are the full rosters: Large West: Chinna Fair, Midwest City; Ashley Gomez, Westmoore; Hillary Hurst, Woodward; Micayla Haynes, Guthrie; Jamie Bonnarens, Cache; Aaliyah Endsley, Newcastle; Asia Davis, Midwest City; Dominique Golightly, Chickasha; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Hannah Anderson, Elk City. Coaches: Jennifer Schneeberger, Blanchard; Miles Thompson, Elgin. Large East: Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee; Brice Calip, Sapulpa; Mikayla Shulanberger, Skiatook; Monique Tramble, Shawnee; Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale; Carsyn Spurgeon, Vinita; Alexis Gaulden, Broken Arrow; Jada Ford, Muskogee; Grace Garrison, Oologah; Rachel Skalnik, Owasso. Coaches: Donnie Martin, Pryor; Lori Martin, Pryor. Small West: Jaden Hobbs, Alva; Karson Maple, Cashion; Taylor Hedrick, Seiling; Tyra Aska, Coyle; Kelsey Johnson, Washington; Tiarra Davis, Pond Creek-Hunter; Nicole Middleton, Chisholm; Taylor Cell, Fairview; Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall; Ashli Richardson, Calumet. Coaches: Sam Hale, Mangum; Jason Fulks, Stratford. Small East: Madison Nickens, Westville; Sydney Brinlee, Latta; Kelsey Castlebury, Glencoe; Rainey Mauzey, Red Oak; Shelby Fleming, Asher; Briana Merchant, Beggs; Courtney Condit, Salina; Jordan Ivey, Preston; Shaelyn Ward, Lincoln Christian; Jentry Brown, Howe. Coaches: Roland Branton, Boswell; Mike Converse, Wright City. BIG ALL-CITY BASKETBALL GAMES SET FOR MAY 26 Del City High School will once again play host to the Big All-City boys and girls basketball games on May 26. The girls game will tip off at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at 8. The girls will have a 3-point contest at halftime, and the boys will have a slam dunk and 3-point contest. Coaches and team rosters for the games will be announced at a later date. BULLDOG INVITATIONAL NEEDS EXTRA HOLES Neither the team nor individual titles were settled after 36 holes at the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday. Edmond North ultimately edged Memorial by one stroke in the team playoff after both posted 589 totals through two rounds. Edmond Memorial senior McCain Schellhardt, who has signed with Missouri-Kansas City, defeated Edmond North junior Laken Hinton in a four-hole playoff to take the individual crown. Schellhardt and Hinton posted two-round totals of 143 to tie for first. CURRAN SCOTT JOINING TULSA BASKETBALL PROGRAM Following a successful freshman season at UNC-Charlotte, Edmond native Curran Scott announced on Tuesday that he will return to his home state and join the Tulsa men's basketball program. Scott, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, averaged 10.5 points per game and shot a team-best 43.9 percent from 3-point range this past season, playing for Enid native Mark Price at Charlotte. “I want to thank everyone who invested their time and efforts into not only my basketball career but me as a person during my time here,” Scott posted on Twitter Tuesday. “At this point in time, my family and I think it would be best for me to leave Charlotte and pursue an opportunity closer to home at the University of Tulsa.” Tulsa graduates nine players off its current roster, including its top two scorers — both shooting guards, including Edmond Memorial product James Woodard. COLLEGE POSTCARD: NSU'S CHARTER LAWSON WINS WEEKLY HONOR Maybe the name of the tournament should've been a giveaway that Northeastern State golfer Charter Lawson was in line for a good performance. The Mustang High School grad and NSU senior shot rounds of 70-73 to finish fifth, one shot out of first, at the Mustang Intercollegiate — named for the mascot of host school Western New Mexico University — at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz., over the weekend. For her efforts, Lawson was named the MIAA Women's Golfer of the Week by the conference on Wednesday.
Pearcy led the Tigers to a 201-84-4 record over 26 years at the school.
Tributes: Derrel Pearcy was coaching legend at Maud High School
By Scott Munn | Apr 4, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Derrel Pearcy, 76, of Slapout was one of the most successful high school football coaches in Oklahoma. He spent 26 years at Maud, guiding the Tigers to a 201-84-4 record, 14 district championships and 13 conference titles. Maud had 12 All-State players under Pearcy, who was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1997. *Luan Brown Boggs, 88, of Edmond was the wife of former Oklahoman sports editor and columnist Frank Boggs. During 67 years of marriage, she had a unique understanding of a sportswriter's abnormal work hours. Luan loyally followed as her husband made newspaper stops in Topeka, Kan.; Dallas; San Diego; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and back to OKC. *Jeff Lukas, 58, of Atoka was in the thoroughbred race horse industry. He was the trainer for the 1986 Horse of the Year Lady's Secret and 1988 Kentucky Derby champion Winning Colors. According to a tribute in Sports Illustrated, he suffered a brain injury in 1993 after being run over by a horse. Lukas spent the rest of his life as a bank courier. *Dan Pilcher, 96, of Oklahoma City was a Tulsa Central High School graduate who excelled in wrestling and track. He continued to run while in the Army and was part of a relay team that set a track record at the Drake Relays. A retired landman for Texaco. *Neoma Work Richter, 88, of Jones. She saved pocket change for two years to help buy equipment for the first Little League baseball team in town. *Mike George, 70, of Harrah built dirt track race cars. Son-in-law Mark Graham raced one of George's cars and won several heat races. *Billy Sharp, 82, of Piedmont taught jujitsu and other forms of self defense. *Helen McBride Rappe, 96, of Oklahoma City was an OU football season ticket holder for more than 60 years. Until this last year, Rappe never missed a home game. At age 95, she insisted on climbing stairs to her regular seat at Owen Field. *Greg Wolfe, 54, of Bentonville, Ark., was the son of legendary Northeastern A&M football coach Glen Wolfe. Greg followed in his father's footsteps and coached all levels of football — from junior high to college. He died during a trip to play golf. *Dorcas Carden Birdsong of Midwest City died on her 94th birthday. The Pulaski, Tenn., native was an exceptional athlete as a youngster, earning a college basketball scholarship to Birmingham-Southern. She also had a strong golf game and belonged to the Hole in One Club. Birdsong was a longtime secretary at Monroney and Carl Albert middle schools in Midwest City. *Mike Shoulders, 69, of Collinsville was a bull rider in his younger years. *David Bonner, 87, of Lawton. He excelled in football, basketball and tennis in his native Crane, Texas. Spent 63 years preaching the gospel. *Stephen Billy, 67, of Finley played and coached softball. He was a Vietnam veteran. *Dorothy Mango Onofrio Lippincott, 91, of Round Rock, Texas, was a longtime resident of Oklahoma City. She and husband Jack founded the Jack Onofrio Dog Shows company; it grew into the premier dog show producing company in the U.S. *Jack Rusher, 84, of Tulsa. He played football for Tulsa Webster High School, Northeastern A&M Junior College and Northeastern State University. He coached football at Miami High School and NEO, before becoming a sporting goods manufacturer's representative. He was inducted into the Northeastern State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Also an avid fundraiser for the NSU Athletic Association. *Patricia Phelps Bonar, 87, of Ada was a tournament-winning tennis player. *Don Williams, 87, of Eakly. The Alex High graduate attended Cameron Junior College in Lawton, where he played football. The OU Sooner and Dallas Cowboy fan was a peanut and wheat farmer. *Jack Phelps, 90, of Weatherford. He played football, basketball and tennis while attending high school in Perryton, Texas. Phelps later taught math and coached at Oklahoma schools in Griggs, Turpin and Baker. He coached Baker — located in the panhandle — to a six-man state football championship. *Phillip Tomlinson, 77, of Shawnee played football and basketball while in school in Anadarko and Perkins. Once served as Secretary of Transportation under Gov. Brad Henry.
Mar 26, 2016
Purcell will soon hire its fifth head football coach in six years. Scott O'Hara told the school on Friday he is leaving to become head track coach at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, sources told The Oklahoman. O'Hara was 4-7 in his only season at Purcell, losing to Sulphur in the first round of the playoffs. Since Mike Wilson — the second-winningest coach in Purcell history —...
High school notebook: Purcell football coach Scott O'Hara leaves for college track job
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Mar 26, 2016Purcell will soon hire its fifth head football coach in six years. Scott O'Hara told the school on Friday he is leaving to become head track coach at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, sources told The Oklahoman. O'Hara was 4-7 in his only season at Purcell, losing to Sulphur in the first round of the playoffs. Since Mike Wilson — the second-winningest coach in Purcell history — stepped down in 2011, the Dragons have been coached by Shannon Watford for one season and Greg Willis for two, prior to O'Hara's hire. OSSAA APPROVES REDUCED CONTACT FOR SPRING FOOTBALL Full contact at Oklahoma high school football spring practices will be reduced to six practices starting in 2017. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors approved the football committee's recommendation to reduce the number of spring full-contact practices. Teams will still be allowed 10 full-contact practices this spring. Next spring, there will be four fewer days and they cannot occur on consecutive days. Also, schools will be allowed a 21-day period from the conclusion of spring activities for each school to complete spring practices. Currently, schools are allowed 10 practices and they must be completed by June 1. The board also approved language in the football manual that allows use of hand-held dummies and shields during non-pad practices. CASHION'S RANEY TAKES TOP HONOR IN THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE Cashion senior point guard Vaughn Raney was named the Most Valuable Player of the Three Rivers Conference. Raney, who is verbally committed to Rogers State, averaged 21.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Here's the full list of all-conference selections: Cashion: Vaughn Raney, Braden Schenk, Luke Jenkins; Hennessey: Carlos Rojo, Dalton Vinson; Oklahoma Bible: Camden Roggow, Hunter Grimm; Okarche: Kyle Pfaff, Jake Banfield; Okeene: Jayce Osmus; Crescent: Wyat McElfresh, Tanner Heiden; Watonga: Nate Coffey, Kaleb McSperitt; Thomas: Duncan Dyck. CARL ALBERT'S HARRELL NAMED SUBURBAN CONFERENCE MVP Carl Albert sophomore Mason Harrell was named the Most Valuable Player of the Suburban Conference after leading the Titans to the Class 5A state championship. Noble picked up a pair of top honors, with Jalal Gondal being named the conference's Defensive MVP and Daniel Lee named Newcomer of the Year. Chickasha's Wes Pulliam was chosen as the Coach of the Year. Here's the Suburban Conference honor squads: First team: Mason Harrell, Carl Albert; Callen Haydon, El Reno; Trey Hopkins, Carl Albert; Christian Wassana, El Reno; Adokieya Iyaye, Piedmont; Brock Henderson, Chickasha. Second team: Jalal Gondal, Noble; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee; David Sumo, Guthrie; J.D. Honeycutt, Guthrie; Brandon Shumway, Chickasha. Third team: Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights; Chris Nimsey, Noble; Daniel Lee, Noble; Coby Barham, Shawnee; Addaryl Quinn, Piedmont. All-Defensive Team: Jalal Gondal, Noble; Jaedon Pool, Carl Albert; Brock Henderson, Chickasha; T.C. Ellis, Guthrie; Seth Maston, Shawnee; Tony Evans, El Reno. Honorable mention: Carl Albert: Quavon Pearson, Bryce Mooreland; Chickasha: Colton Christian, Magyver Boles; El Reno: Cale Owens, Drew Wassana; Guthrie: T.C. Ellis; Noble: Christian Robinson Moore, Zach Coffey; Piedmont: Trevor Bailey; Shawnee: Carson Meier; Western Heights: Lacorian Ballard, Saylon Chavers, Quinton Garrett. YOUNG, GOMEZ NAMED COAC PLAYERS OF YEAR Norman North star Trae Young and Westmoore's Ashley Gomez have received Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference boys and girls Player of the Year honors. Young, a junior, has interest from all over the country. He helped lead Norman North to the Class 6A state championship game. His teammate Marcus Dickinson was named Defensive Player of the Year. Gomez has committed to Xavier. She led Westmoore to its first state tournament appearance since 2003. Her teammate Jessi Murcer was named the girls Offensive Player of the Year and Westmoore coach Andrea Guziec was named Coach of the Year. Edmond North senior Tre Evans was named the boys Offensive Player of the Year. His father and coach Terry Evans was named Coach of the Year. Here are the conference awards: Boys MVP: Trae Young, Norman North Offensive Player of the Year: Tre Evans, Edmond North Defensive Player of the Year: Marcus Dickinson, Norman North Newcomer of the Year: Tauriawn Knight, Edmond Santa Fe; Will Graham, Westmoore Coach of the Year: Terry Evans, Edmond North First team: Elyjah Clark, Deer Creek; Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial; Curtis Haywood, Mustang; Jakolby Long, Mustang; Marques Wilson, Edmond North Second team: York Benjamin, Mustang; Cameron Martin, Norman North; Harrison Stoddart, Edmond North; Damoriea Vick, Westmoore; Tyler Williams, Edmond Santa Fe Third team: Marlik Depp, Edmond Memorial; Kristoff Haydon, Edmond Santa Fe; Conner Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Dayne Taylor, Southmoore; Vernon Turner, Yukon Honorable mention: Deer Creek:Tanner Rehl, Jonathan Richardson; Edmond Memorial: Travis Glover, Payton Moore; Edmond North: Tyson Anderson, Brock Butler, Mason Turner; Edmond Santa Fe: DeAngelo Adkins,James Bagwell, Titus Wallace; Moore: Quincy Dockins, Charles Watkins; Mustang: DeAryus Colbert, Kejuan Frazier, Chandler Garrett, Karl Madison, Bryce Roberts; Norman: Jordan Nick, Jake Ogle; Stillwater: Kelton Carter, Brooks Ford; Southmoore: Tinsley Payne, Quian Williams; Stillwater, Alec Noftsger, Mark Smith, Hunter Staten; Westmoore: Dakota Foster, Kody Gilliand; Yukon: Jeramiah Gibson, Drake Landeros, Daunte McGee, Sam O'Bannon, Jordan Williams. Girls MVP: Ashley Gomez, Westmoore Offensive Player of the Year: Jessi Murcer, Westmoore Defensive Player of the Year: Andrea Cooper, Edmond Santa Fe Newcomer of the Year: RaVon Nero, Edmond Santa Fe Freshman of the Year: CurTiera Haywood, Mustang Coach of the Year: Andrea Guziec, Westmoore First team: Sydney Manning, Deer Creek; Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial; Jo'Nah Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Kaci Richardson, Westmoore; Jamia Sheppard, Southmoore Second team: Alexa Scott, Norman North; Sydney Chastain, Westmoore; Veronica Harjo, Edmond North; Shala Robinson, Moore; Turner Mattingly, Norman Third team: Ashlyn Basler, Yukon; Logan Haller, Mustang; Taylor Norman, Edmond Memorial; Addy Lawson, Mustang; Maddie Rehl, Deer Creek Honorable mention: Deer Creek: Mk Brinska, Kendall Blackburn; Edmond Memorial: Sydney Webb, Avery Ogle, Jazmyne Laskey, Maddie Huelskamp; Edmond North: Hayli Hoffman, Kamri Heath, Kendall Burdge, Elise Dilkes; Edmond Santa Fe:Makayla Foy, Michaela Mack, Euresia Brown, Summer Jones; Moore: Tamera Shaver, Alysha Michaelson, Kaylea Massey, Fortuniet Traylor, Morgan Cooper; Mustang: Tytianna Mustin; Norman: Shelby Thrailkill, Darieana Hunter;Norman North: Kenna Sturgell, Jacie Evans, Daisha Reece; Stillwater: Dylan Fix, Jaci Littell; Westmoore: Whitney Outon; Yukon: Becka Cammon, Megan Sailer, Shariah Anderson, Jules Martin
Mar 15, 2016
Beggs freshman Joe Martell III was named the Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations last week after he became what many believe to be the first double-amputee in Oklahoma high school football history last season. Martel, a defensive lineman, was born with tibial hemimelia, which caused him to...
High school notebook: Beggs double-amputee football player given Spirit of Sport Award
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Mar 15, 2016Beggs freshman Joe Martell III was named the Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations last week after he became what many believe to be the first double-amputee in Oklahoma high school football history last season. Martel, a defensive lineman, was born with tibial hemimelia, which caused him to have no shin bones. Both of his legs were amputated when he was 18 months old, but wearing prosthetic legs he played both varsity and junior varsity for Beggs last season. “Joe may not have legs, but he has the heart of a lion,” Beggs coach Lee Blankenship said in a release. “When others would make excuses, Joe makes tackles. When others say it's too tough, Joe goes harder. Joe inspires his teammates and coaches to have courage, character and commitment to the school that we love on a daily basis. He is our hero.” Martel was also voted the District 3A-6 Inspirational Player of the Year and Most Inspirational Athlete of the Year by his school. The award was created by the NFHS to recognize those who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of the sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics, according to the release. TULSA WASHINGTON PICKS CALIP AS FOOTBALL COACH College Football Hall of Famer Brad Calip has been selected as Tulsa Washington's new football coach. Calip replaces Marvin Dantzler, who left after four seasons to become the new head coach in Patterson, La. Calip, originally from Hobart, quarterbacked an East Central University team that set several NAIA records. He went on to play professionally in the USFL, CFL and Arena League. A long-time assistant in the high school and college ranks, this will be Calip's second stint as a head coach. He coached Tulsa Kelley for one season, going 8-4 in 2004. He had been on staff at Jenks since 2009. COLLEGE POSTCARD: HERITAGE HALL'S HIGGINS WINS CANADIAN WRESTLING TITLE Former Heritage Hall wrestler and Class 3A state champion Finn Higgins recently repeated as a Canadian national collegiate champion. Higgins won the 100 kg (220 pounds) gold medal, wrestling for the University of Winnipeg in the CIS National Championships. Higgins won every match in the tournament by first-period technical fall or pin, and did not have a single point scored against him. Following the tournament, he was named the CIS Outstanding Male Wrestler. CHICKASHA DOMINATES GIRLS SUBURBAN CONFERENCE AWARD LIST Chickasha senior Dominque Golightly was named Player of the Year in the Suburban Conference, being joined by two teammates for top conference awards for girls basketball. Another senior, Tandra King, was named Newcomer of the Year after moving from Anadarko. And senior Taylor Sylvester was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year. Carl Albert's Tim Flanigan was selected as Coach of the Year. Here are the all-conference teams: First team: Micayla Haynes, Guthrie; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Taleigh Davis, El Reno; Maddison Sperle, Piedmont; Monica Brooks, Shawnee. Second team: Moe Tramble, Shawnee; Kelsey Simmons, Shawnee; Haley Hudson, Noble; Brittney Vince, Western Heights; Kasey Rice, Shawnee. Third team: Aaleyah Allison, Guthrie; Hannah Ferguson, Chickasha; Massey Beard, El Reno; Hayden Freeman, El Reno; Karissa Duke, Chickasha. Honorable mention Carl Albert: Charissa Price; El Reno: Rachelle RomanNose, Kayten Moore; Guthrie: Jillian Chappell; Noble: Baylee Brown, Skylar Lester, Kyrah Robinson; Piedmont: McKenna Kirkpatrick, Delaney Mitchell, Karlie Owens; Shawnee: Logan Bonner; Western Heights: Savannah Stanley, Laneshia Webster, Charon Cheatham.
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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College Signing List
From Staff Reports | Feb 3, 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) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) 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) 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) 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) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jay Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Sylvester Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) 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) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) 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 (Wyoming) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) 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) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) 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) 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) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Ivanna Riva, 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) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Jordan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kori Laci, 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.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (ECU) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) 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) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) Logan White, Chelsea (NSU) 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 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? Email the athlete's name, sport, high school and college to Scott Wright at email@example.com.
Feb 2, 2016
Imagine if your kid was talking to a stranger on the phone or on social media — and you had no idea who the person even was. Stuff like that makes most everyone squeamish. But that's seen as normal nowadays in recruiting.
How technology shifted the recruiting sands and left parents on an island
By Jenni Carlson Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 2, 2016Shecoeta Garrett would see the headlights as her teenage son pulled his car into the driveway, but he wouldn't always come into the house right away. Sometimes, she would look out and see him sitting in the driver's seat, talking on his cell phone. As the mom of one of the state's top-ranked high school quarterbacks, she would know in general who her son Chandler was likely talking with — a college football coach. But specifically? She had no clue. She had that in-the-dark feeling a lot over the past couple years. Even though mom and son talk openly about all sorts of things, Shecoeta realized early in Chandler's recruitment that she didn't always know who was talking with her son, who plans to sign Wednesday with Wyoming. "You have no idea," she said. "You have no idea." Imagine if your kid was talking to a stranger on the phone or on social media — and you had no idea who the person even was. Stuff like that makes most everyone squeamish. But that's seen as normal nowadays in recruiting. "As a parent, you don't have any access to that," Shecoeta Garrett said. "It's crazy. Really, really, it's crazy." Recruiting, which comes to a head Wednesday with National Signing Day, hasn't always been this way. Recruiters used to call a player at home or through his high school coach. They used to send mail to the house or to the school. Those adults who most often provide a safety net for the recruits — parents or guardians, high school coaches or teachers — would be in the loop. Now, recruiters contact players mostly through cell phones and social media. The NCAA's recruiting rules have made it easier for college coaches to contact recruits, and as a result, those recruits better know the men who they hope to spend four or five years playing for. But the flip side is that parents and high school coaches have been largely cut out of the process. The safety net frays. This isn't the recruiting-related social-media fallout most people are talking about in the sports world; the way coaches and fans are using Twitter to try and sway recruits gets a vast majority of the attention. It can be extremely flattering, but it can also be ugly and quite frankly creepy. But that's largely a product of the lunatic fringe. What is happening with recruiters and recruits has become the norm. A part of the system. Somewhere along the line, it became acceptable for adults to interact with kids without parents always knowing who was talking to their children. *** Ron Smith marvels at the amount of mail that his son received from recruiters. The envelopes and the letters fill five big brown paper grocery sacks today. But if Paul Smith, one of the state's top quarterbacks back in 2003, was coming out of high school now, his dad wonders if he'd end up with even one bag. "The mail that comes in to a kid nowadays is literally one-fourth the mail that universities sent out in the past," Ron Smith said. As a longtime high school football coach in Oklahoma who now coaches at Victory Christian in Tulsa, he has seen how recruiting has changed over the years. He currently has several players who are being recruited, including Oklahoma commit Jon-Michael Terry and Central Oklahoma commit Keats Calhoon. When Paul was being recruited, Ron interacted with recruiters all the time. Part of that was because he was the dad, but part of that was because he was the coach. Recruiters wanted to get game film, wanted to talk strengths and weaknesses, wanted to glean as much information as they could. But all the while, Smith was gleaning information, too. He wanted to know what the coaches were like, their personalities and their styles. Then, he could share those details with Paul. Now? "The high school head coach is pretty much completely out of the loop on what's going on," Smith said. He admitted that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Sure, he doesn't always know who's recruiting his players — one recently went on a visit to a school that Smith had no idea was even recruiting him — but gone are the days when Smith spent hours upon hours sending out game film or talking on the phone with recruiters. That took a lot of valuable time, often during the football season. But when Smith visits with players' parents at a required meeting before every season, he gives them a word of warning should any find themselves in a position where their son is being recruited. "Because of social media, you as a parent must be more active," he will say. "It's your job to stay up with the Facebook and the Twitter and all the things that are going on with your son because I don't have access to any of his personal, inside stuff." It's important to remember that college coaches who are using social media to contact recruits aren't necessarily doing anything that violates NCAA rules. The NCAA considers direct messages on social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook to be the equivalent of e-mails, which are allowed. A recruiter can also send a direct message and ask a recruit to call him. Nowhere in the NCAA manual does it say that is impermissible — and even if it were, it would be next to impossible to monitor — and that can pay big dividends in recruiting. College coaches, after all, are limited in how many times they can call a recruit. But the recruit? He can call as many times as he wants. J.D. Runnels thinks that type of thing is positive for players. The former Oklahoma fullback now trains several high school football players who are signing letters of intent Wednesday, and he insists they know way more about the men for whom they will be playing than he did in 2002 when he signed with the Sooners out of Carl Albert High School. "I didn't know what Mark Mangino or Jonathan Hayes or Cale Gundy ... were thinking, what they were doing, how they recruited," Runnels said of the OU coaches who recruited him then. "I had no idea." Nowadays, recruits can follow coaches on Twitter and get a glimpse of their personalities. Maybe a coach posts a picture of players over at his house for dinner. Perhaps another mentions going to play paintball. Runnels acknowledges coaches only post what they want seen, so it's a measured message. Still, he wishes there had been more available info in his day. "That was at a point where you sent your stuff in," Runnels remembered, "and waited on a call." Ron Smith isn't so sure he would want his son Paul to be a recruit today. Even though he tells parents of his players to pay close attention — and many of them heed that advice — they still end up out of the loop more than they used to be. "They're a little bit in the dark," he said. "(Their children are) having contact with college coaches that some parents are not aware of." *** There's a scene in the movie "The Blind Side" that Shecoeta Garrett has been thinking about lately. Sandra Bullock's character, Leigh Anne Tuohy, comes home to find the light blinking on the answering machine (remember those?!). She hits the button, and the machine starts spitting out messages. The voice of one college coach after another wanting to recruit her adopted son, Michael Oher, comes from the answering machine. Some, she deletes. Others, she keeps. Shecoeta Garrett never wanted to have that much power in her son's recruitment. Ultimately, she and her husband, Bodie, have always believed the best decision for Chandler was a decision made by Chandler. But she worries that she has missed opportunities to teach her son, to help him grow and mature. Recruiting, after all, boils down to a six-figure business deal between recruiters and teenagers. Yes, they are talented teenagers, otherwise they wouldn't be receiving scholarships worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition and books, room and board, but they are still teenagers. How are they communicating? What are they saying? How are they acting? Are they being respectful? Shecoeta Garrett hopes her son has been raised to do the right things in the recruiting process, but in large part, she doesn't know. Yes, there is a time coming soon when Chandler Garrett will be on his own, when he will have to be a young man without his parents around to help. But as long as he is still a teenager living at home, his parents see an obligation to protect and teach. Recruiting doesn't always make that easy. "They can message them on Facebook. They can message them all day on Twitter," Shecoeta Garrett said of recruiters' interaction with players. "They have total access to kids." Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at (405) 475-4125 or email@example.com. Like her at facebook.com/JenniCarlsonOK, follow her at twitter.com/jennicarlson_ok or view her personality page at newsok.com/jennicarlson.
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 31, 2015
Todd Graham, who coached Carl Albert High School in 1994, was on the fast track of college football. At age 41, Graham became the head coach at Rice. After one year with the 7-6 Owls, Graham jumped to Tulsa and went 36-17 from 2007-10. Then Graham took the Pitt job, went 6-6 and was hired by Arizona State. And Graham has done a decent job with the Sun Devils, going 34-18. His 2013 ASU team...
Bowl Pregame: Why Arizona State's Todd Graham is this week's coach on the hot seat
By Berry Tramel Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 31, 2015Todd Graham, who coached Carl Albert High School in 1994, was on the fast track of college football. At age 41, Graham became the head coach at Rice. After one year with the 7-6 Owls, Graham jumped to Tulsa and went 36-17 from 2007-10. Then Graham took the Pitt job, went 6-6 and was hired by Arizona State. And Graham has done a decent job with the Sun Devils, going 34-18. His 2013 ASU team reached the Pac-12 championship game. But what appeared to be a promising 2015 season — Kirk Herbstreit picked the Sun Devils to make the College Football Playoff — went bust quickly. Arizona State lost 38-17 to Texas A&M in the season opener, stumbled to a 4-5 conference record and goes into the Cactus Bowl against West Virginia with a 6-6 record. Arizona State has been an historic underachiever. Since John Cooper went 25-9-2 from 1985-87 and took the Ohio State job, the Sun Devils have fired four straight coaches. Larry Marmie (22-21-1), Bruce Snyder (59-44), Dirk Koetter (40-34) and Dennis Erickson (31-31). Graham has a better winning percentage (.653) than any of those four. But a Cactus Bowl defeat, followed by another mediocre season, would put Graham on the chopping block, too.
High school football: McGuinness' Matt Chancellor earns Player of the Week selection with 322-yard performanceNov 23, 2015
Twelve catches for 322 yards and four touchdowns, with his last two catches going for touchdowns of 63 and 45 yards to pull McGuinness out of a 12-point hole for a 41-40 win over McAlester.
High school football: McGuinness' Matt Chancellor earns Player of the Week selection with 322-yard performance
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 23, 2015Last Friday night, with McGuinness' season on the line, junior Matt Chancellor turned in one of the most impressive performances you could expect to see from a wide receiver. Twelve catches for 322 yards and four touchdowns, with his last two catches going for touchdowns of 63 and 45 yards to pull McGuinness out of a 12-point hole for a 41-40 win over McAlester. Yet statistically, it wasn't even the best performance by a member of his own family. Three years and almost two months ago, Matt's big brother, Cody Chancellor had 366 yards and four touchdowns on six — yes, only six — receptions in a huge 42-32 district victory at Carl Albert. Of course, Matt's big game came in the second round of the playoffs, so maybe he deserves bonus points for that. But that debate can be left to the Chancellor family. In between his late TD catches, Matt Chancellor also recovered the onside kick that kept McGuinness alive with less than two minutes to go against McAlester, earning The Oklahoman's staff selection as the Oklahoma City-area High School Player of the Week. “That's the mindset of our team, we're never out of games,” Matt Chancellor said after Friday's rally. “This feels good, but we've got to go get ready for Altus now.” The fifth-ranked Irish face No. 3 Altus in the Class 5A semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday at Cameron Stadium in Lawton. It'll take Chancellor and all the rest of the McGuinness playmakers to keep their magical season going. Quarterback Jacob Mullins threw for 424 yards last week, including 292 in the second half alone. Zach Segell rushed 25 times for 106 hard-fought yards, which helped Mullins, Chancellor and receiver Rubell Goe get the passing game on track. “I know his statistics aren't great sometimes, but he runs well enough that teams can't fully commit to stopping the pass,” McGuinness coach Justin Jones said of Segell. “That opens up those deep shots down the field.”
Nov 21, 2015
The ball kept finding its way into Matt Chancellor's hands, just like McGuinness keeps finding its way out of dire situations to pull out incredible victories. Chancellor caught touchdown passes of 63 and 45 yards from Jacob Mullins in the final two minutes — and recovered an onside kick in between — to pull the fifth-ranked Irish back from a two-touchdown deficit for a 41-40 victory over No. 4...
High school football: McGuinness finds another miracle in 41-40 win over McAlester
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 21, 2015The ball kept finding its way into Matt Chancellor's hands, just like McGuinness keeps finding its way out of dire situations to pull out incredible victories. Chancellor caught touchdown passes of 63 and 45 yards from Jacob Mullins in the final two minutes — and recovered an onside kick in between — to pull the fifth-ranked Irish back from a two-touchdown deficit for a 41-40 victory over No. 4 McAlester in the Class 5A quarterfinals Friday night at Pribil Stadium. McAlester (10-2) drove down to the McGuinness 23 but missed a 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play, setting off yet another wild celebration for the Irish (10-2). McGuinness will face No. 3 Altus in next week's semifinals at a neutral site. This was McGuinness' third game this season decided by the outcome of the final play, including a game-winning field goal against Deer Creek after rallying from 21 down, and a defensive stop at the 1-yard line against Carl Albert, both as time expired. And last week's back-and-forth 52-47 win over Del City was just as wild. “It's unbelievable from the standpoint that we have a group of kids who never stop believing,” McGuinness coach Justin Jones said. “We just kept plugging. “I'm out of emotions. I've run the gamut this whole year. After the Deer Creek win, I was crying. After the Carl Albert win, I was ecstatic. I'm just out of emotions, but I'm so happy.” Mullins threw for 424 yards and six touchdowns on 21-of-35 passing. Chancellor finished with 12 catches for 322 yards and four scores. Facing fourth-and-17 with just under two minutes to go and the Irish trailing 40-28, Mullins scrambled away from would-be tacklers 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage and got free to throw to Chancellor, who had slipped behind the defense. He went the distance for a 63-yard touchdown. On the onside kick that followed, McGuinness receiver Rubell Goe tipped the ball and Chancellor fell on it. Neither player was part of the onside kick team until a few days ago. “They moved us over there this week,” Chancellor said. “Some taller guys with good hands. It worked out.” Moments later, facing third-and-21 at the McAlester 45, Chancellor got behind the defense again, catching a perfectly thrown pass from Mullins. “I was two plays away from my career being over,” Mullins said. “I didn't want that. I saw Chancellor had him beat, and I knew if I threw it out there far enough, he'd go get it. “This season has been crazy. We've gone through everything and we're still going. It's just unreal.”
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 email@example.com | 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.”
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 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 1, 2015
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 30, 2015
Bluejays have defeated Titans six consecutive years. Guthrie can clinch second place in district with win next week over Deer Creek.
High school football: Guthrie overpowers Carl Albert 28-17 for big district victory
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 30, 2015MIDWEST CITY — Guthrie coach Kelly Beeby turned to his team in his postgame speech and talked about the importance of Friday's 28-17 win over Carl Albert. He talked about how teams don't beat Carl Albert for six straight seasons like the Bluejays had just accomplished. Then he talked about the prospect of still getting a chance to host a playoff game in two weeks should they knock off Deer Creek next week. “Success against Carl Albert has been the catalyst for the Guthrie program,” Beeby said. “We measure ourselves by them every year. It's hard to believe we've won six in a row on them. Nobody can say that.” Guthrie improved to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in District 5A-2 with its fifth straight win. A win over Deer Creek next week locks up second in the district and a home playoff game in the first round. Carl Albert (5-4, 3-3) is now likely relegated to fourth place in the district. The Bluejays rolled out their usual blueprint with physical play on both sides of the ball and a strong running game. They piled up 188 rushing yards — 94 from running back Kevin Blue — and touchdowns from three different players. Guthrie then held Carl Albert's rushing attack to 23 yards in the second half and came up with a huge stop to force a punt clinging to a 21-17 lead with just more than 4 minutes remaining. “We really stepped up,” Guthrie linebacker Rowdy Reihs said. “There was a couple broken plays there, but that's always going to happen against good teams like this. We stepped up there in the end.” Guthrie led 7-3 to open the third when Chance Whitt fumbled the opening kickoff. Three plays later Carl Albert quarterback Braxton Dickerson threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Diego Richards to take the lead. But Whitt redeemed himself when he broke behind the Titans' defense and caught a pass from senior Zane Maltz for a go-ahead, 51-yard score. The Bluejays then recovered a fumble by Dickerson on the next drive and scored three plays later on Maltz's 3-yard keeper on a read option play to take control 21-10. “That lifted us over, gave us some confidence and we got it done,” Maltz said. “It helps out those youngsters on our team so much. With a year of experience under my belt, it still helps my confidence but it really helps those young guys.” Richards was troublesome for Guthrie. The speedster rushed for 114 yards in the first half and finished with 119. He also caught four passes for 142 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown on a screen pass that made it a four-point game in the fourth. “Whenever they had great success it was with Diego,” Beeby said. “He's the fastest player on the football field. We had kids that knew where he was going to be, were taking angles to catch him and weren't able to. “For us to come in here tonight and give up the big plays we did and keep them out of the end zone the way we did, I'm extremely pleased.”
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 25, 2015
Coming in at No. 4 on the list, Midwest City at Lawton will be for the outright title in District 6A-II-2.
The Oklahoman's top 10 high school football games of Week 9
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 25, 2015With only two weeks to go, several district championships could be settled Friday night. Millwood could wrap up the District 2A-2 title with a win at Luther in The Oklahoman's top game of Week 9. Luther, however, would need a little help to clinch a district title this week, but the Lions have to win to keep themselves in the running. Coming in at No. 4 on the list, Midwest City at Lawton will be for the outright title in District 6A-II-2. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top high school football games of Week 9: 1. Millwood (5-1, 5-0) at Luther (8-0, 4-0) 2. Tulsa Kelley (6-1, 4-1) at Skiatook (8-0, 5-0) 3. Sand Springs (4-3, 4-1) at Tulsa Washington (7-0, 5-0) 4. Midwest City (6-2, 4-1) at Lawton (6-1, 4-0) 5. Washington (7-1, 5-0) at Walters (8-0, 4-0) 6. Hilldale (8-0, 4-0) at Checotah (7-1, 3-1) 7. Sulphur (6-2, 4-0) at Plainview (6-2, 3-1) 8. Guthrie (5-2, 4-1) at Carl Albert (5-3, 3-2) 9. John Marshall (8-0, 4-0) at Meeker (6-2, 3-2) 10. Elk City (5-3, 3-2) at Cache (6-2, 4-1)
Week 8 of the high school football season was wild with some major upsets that featured some clutch performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments...
VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Oct 24, 2015Week 8 of the high school football season was wild with some major upsets that featured some clutch performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Jarod Andrews, Washington: The running back had a banner night for the second straight week, this time in a 35-7 win over previously undefeated Lindsay. He rushed for 115 yards and four touchdowns. Dillon Dougherty, Norman: The running back ran wild on Yukon in a 56-28 victory, the first for the Tigers this season. He rushed for 362 yards and five touchdowns on 42 carries, scoring on runs of 14, 16, 6, 45 and 9 yards. Jordan Ealy, Putnam West: The running back was vital in Putnam West’s 35-26 win over Stillwater that puts the team on track for a playoff berth for the first time since 1996. Ealy rushed for 131 yards and three TDs in the win. Garrett Knowles, Newcastle: In the Racers’ first win of the season — a 24-21 win upset of Weatherford — the sophomore quarterback threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Devonte Lee, John Marshall: Lee was the workhorse in John Marshall’s 31-21 win over Douglass, rushing for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Delvon McNeely, Edmond Memorial: The sophomore running back rushed for 125 yards — 98 in the second half — and a touchdown in Memorial’s 20-13 win over Westmoore to keep the postseason hope alive. Tommyon Scott, Millwood: The sophomore running back was big down the stretch in Millwood’s 40-33 win over Christian Heritage, scoring on runs of 37 and 24 yards to seal the game. He scored a total of three times. Clayton Sims, Deer Creek: In perhaps his best performance to date, Sims led Deer Creek to a crucial 31-23 win over Carl Albert. He completed 20 of 29 passes to nine different receivers for 293 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 71 yards.
Oct 23, 2015
Deer Creek (5-3, 3-2 District 5A-2) has now won two straight after dropping consecutive games against McGuinness and Western Heights. The Antlers received some help when Piedmont beat Western Heights earlier in the night to gain even more ground in the standings.
High school football: Deer Creek holds off No. 8 Carl Albert to keep playoff hopes alive
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 23, 2015EDMOND — With the possibility of another stunning collapse looming in the final minute Friday night, Deer Creek defensive end Abel Kwendi made the play that perhaps saved the season. Kwendi sacked Carl Albert quarterback Braxton Dickerson on third-and-10 with less than 30 seconds remaining to seal Deer Creek's 31-23 win over No. 8 Carl Albert that keeps it postseason hopes alive. “After he got that sack everybody in our stands went insane,” Deer Creek senior linebacker Blake Landon said. “Our team was like that's huge. That was a huge momentum-changer.” Deer Creek (5-3, 3-2 District 5A-2) has now won two straight after dropping consecutive games against McGuinness and Western Heights. The Antlers received some help when Piedmont beat Western Heights earlier in the night to gain even more ground in the standings. The Antlers admitted afterward when word spread of Piedmont's win that they feel like they have new life. “I feel like we got some more confidence and energy back,” Deer Creek senior quarterback Clayton Sims said. “We're just going to come out and keep on kicking butt, we're not going to get too confident and we're just going to keep on winning.” Sims was spectacular for the Antlers, too, as he completed 20 of 29 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown. He connected with nine different receivers and also dominated in the run game with 71 yards on 12 carries. “Everyone's looking at the quarterback win or lose, and losing two straight we shouldn't have there was a lot on my back,” Sims said. “I wanted to come out and prove a point against Carl Albert tonight.” Deer Creek took a 24-7 lead with 3:57 left in the first half on running back Tahj Davidson's third touchdown run of the night. But Carl Albert regained some momentum when defenders hit Davidson in the final minute as he received a handoff, knocking the ball loose for Pace Benefee to scoop and score from 40 yards out. Davidson, who rushed for 71 yards on 15 carries, did not return after that play. He was diagnosed with a concussion. Carl Albert (5-3, 3-2) was held to 309 yards on offense. It got within eight with 9:34 remaining on Dickerson's second touchdown run of the night and a two-point conversion run from Diego Richards. But the Titans were stopped on downs each of the next two possessions inside Deer Creek territory for a second straight heartbreaking loss after losing on a goal-line stand last week to McGuinness. “The crowd was one of the loudest I've ever seen and been a part of,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “It took everybody out here to respond this way. A couple weeks ago our backs were against the wall and the guys responded. I couldn't be more proud of them.”
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