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Oklahoma state college notebook: Southern Nazarene transfer Matt Pruitt making most of Central Oklahoma's resurgence
After sitting out the 2013 season as a redshirt, Pruitt is back on the field and enjoying the resurgence of Bronchos football. Central Oklahoma is 8-2 going into Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against No. 6-ranked Pittsburg State (Kan.) at Wantland Stadium. A playoff berth might be at stake, and the El Reno High product has been one reason why UCO is in position to play in the postseason for the first...
Oklahoma state college notebook: Southern Nazarene transfer Matt Pruitt making most of Central Oklahoma's resurgence
Nov 9, 2014Matt Pruitt knew the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II would be a difficult process for Southern Nazarene. He wanted a better chance to win games as a senior defensive back, maybe show off his skills to any scouts who might stop by the Oklahoma City area. And although Central Oklahoma was having its own on-field problems as a relatively new member of the tough Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, Pruitt was persuaded by friends at UCO to transfer to the established Division II program. Give UCO a chance, they said. He might make a difference. Pruitt does not regret the decision. After sitting out the 2013 season as a redshirt, Pruitt is back on the field and enjoying the resurgence of Bronchos football. Central Oklahoma is 8-2 going into Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against No. 6-ranked Pittsburg State (Kan.) at Wantland Stadium. A playoff berth might be at stake, and the El Reno High product has been one reason why UCO is in position to play in the postseason for the first time since 2003. “I’m definitely happy with the way things turned out,” Pruitt said. “I wasn’t sure at first. I had to redshirt and I wanted to be out on the field. The coaches even tried to get me eligible to play last year, but I’m glad the way it worked out so I could play this year.” Pruitt is second on the team with 68 tackles. He has two interceptions, 11 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. Those are the type of numbers he put up at Southern Nazarene. Over three years at the Bethany school, he set career records for interceptions (16), interception return yards (217) and single-season marks for unassisted tackles (59) and interceptions (8). “I just needed a new start, and I had heard from friends who played over here that the MIAA was a good, tough league,” Pruitt said. “I wanted a taste of it. It’s paid off.” GRID BITS Pruitt’s old mates at SNU will try to snap a 21-game losing streak at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against Southwest Baptist (Mo.). SNU has lost its last two games by a combined 10 points; a victory against Southwest Baptist (3-7) is not out of the question. The Crimson Storm’s last win came in November 2012, a 42-0 decision over College of Faith (Tenn.). Langston went from No. 23 to No. 17 in the latest NAIA football rankings. The Lions, who clinched the Central States Football League championship last Saturday with a 38-10 victory over Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas), are headed to the playoffs as long as they beat Bacone on Saturday at Moses F. Miller Stadium on the Douglass High School campus. Game time is 2 p.m. Although Langston is CSFL champ, it needs to rank in the top 20 of the NAIA poll to qualify for the postseason. The Lions now have the ranking — all they need is a win Saturday. Oklahoma Baptist running back Jordan Barnes needs 62 yards on Saturday against Wayland Baptist (Texas) to become the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher. DIAMONDS Oklahoma Baptist was chosen by coaches to win the Sooner Athletic Conference baseball championship next spring. The preseason poll was released early this week, which is not necessarily too soon since many teams begin play in the early February chill. The Bison, for example, open the season Feb. 6 in Shawnee against York (Neb.). Oklahoma City U. and the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma were picked second and third, respectively. Wayland Baptist, Southwestern Assemblies of God, Mid-America Christian, St. Gregory’s and Southwestern Christian rounded out the nine-team league. HONOR ROLL Sheldon Augustine of Langston was chosen as Central States Football League Offensive Player of the Week. The junior wideout from New Orleans caught seven passes for 147 yards during the Lions’ 38-10 win over Southwestern Assemblies. The win wrapped up another CSFL championship for Langston. Oklahoma City University catcher Connor Lynch is a preseason NAIA All-American. The senior batted .388 with 18 doubles, four triples, 12 homers and 45 RBIs last season. Lynch finished second in the NAIA last season with a .764 slugging percentage. GRAPPLE Emily Webster and Cody Pfau of Oklahoma City U. are No. 1 in respective weight classes in the latest Women’s College Wrestling Association rankings. Webster tops the 101-pound weight class, while Pfau is No. 1 at 109. As a team, the Stars are ranked No. 2 behind King (Tenn.). RUNNING WILD Oklahoma City won the men’s championship, and Oklahoma Baptist took the women’s title at the annual Sooner Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships in Shawnee. OCU, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, was led by a second-place finish from Peter Koksey. Teammates Arya Bahreini and Csaba Matko finished third and fourth, respectively. OBU won the women’s championship a third consecutive season. The Bison tied Wayland Baptist in the team standings with 47 points. But OBU was awarded the team title by having its sixth runner finish 14 spots ahead of the Flying Queens’ sixth runner. Oklahoma Baptist senior Hannah Fields won the individual title a third straight year. The former Edmond North standout covered the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 7 seconds — 48 seconds better than runner-up Selene Lopez of Wayland Baptist.
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I District 6A-I-1 Key games: Westmoore at Putnam City; Jenks at Yukon; Broken Arrow at Edmond Memorial; Edmond Santa Fe at Norman. Jenks: First. Broken Arrow: Second. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Yukon loss. Third with win, Yukon win and Westmoore win. Third with Yukon loss and Westmoore loss. Fourth with Yukon win and Westmoore loss. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond...
High school football playoff scenarios for Classes 6A, 5A and 4A
By Scott Wright | Nov 4, 2014CLASS 6A-I District 6A-I-1 Key games: Westmoore at Putnam City; Jenks at Yukon; Broken Arrow at Edmond Memorial; Edmond Santa Fe at Norman. Jenks: First. Broken Arrow: Second. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Yukon loss. Third with win, Yukon win and Westmoore win. Third with Yukon loss and Westmoore loss. Fourth with Yukon win and Westmoore loss. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Yukon loss. Yukon: Third with win and Westmoore loss. Fourth with win and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and either Westmoore or Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with loss, Westmoore loss and Edmond Santa Fe win in which Yukon loses 12 or fewer district points to Edmond Santa Fe. Edmond Santa Fe: Fourth with win and Yukon loss in which Edmond Santa Fe gains 13 or more district points on Yukon. District 6A-I-2 Key game: Norman North at Southmoore. Tulsa Union: First. Owasso: Second. Mustang: Third. Norman North: Fourth with win. Southmoore: Fourth with win. CLASS 6A-II District 6A-II-1 Key games: Sand Springs at Bixby; Muskogee at Tulsa Washington; Claremore at Bartlesville. Bixby: First. Tulsa Washington: Second with Sand Springs loss. Second with win and Sand Springs win in which Sand Springs does not gain any district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with win and Sand Springs win in which Sand Springs gains 1 or more district points on Tulsa Washington. Sand Springs: Second with win and Tulsa Washington win in which Sand Springs gains 1 or more district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with win and Tulsa Washington win in which Sand Springs does not gain any district points on Tulsa Washington. Third with loss. Bartlesville: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Muskogee loss. Muskogee: Fourth with win and Bartlesville loss. District 6A-II-2 Key games: Lawton at Choctaw; Lawton Eisenhower at Stillwater. Lawton: First with win. Second with loss. Midwest City First with Lawton loss. Second with Lawton win. Choctaw: Third. Stillwater: Fourth with win. Lawton Eisenhower: Fourth with win. CLASS 5A District 5A-1 Key games: Duncan at Ardmore, El Reno at Lawton MacArthur, Altus at Northwest, Del City at Chickasha. Ardmore: First with win and Altus loss. First with win, Lawton MacArthur win and Altus win or loss, Lawton MacArthur loss and Altus loss where Ardmore loses seven or fewer district points to Lawton MacArthur. Second with win, Lawton MacArthur win and Altus win or loss, Lawton MacArthur loss and Altus loss where Ardmore loses eight or fewer district points to Lawton MacArthur. Second with Altus win and Lawton MacArthur loss. Third with loss and Lawton MacArthur win. Lawton MacArthur: First with win and Ardmore loss. First with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains eight or more district points on Ardmore and loses nine or fewer district points to Altus. Second with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains eight or more district points on Ardmore or loses nine or fewer district points to Altus. Second with Ardmore win and Altus loss. Third with loss and Altus win. Third with win, Ardmore win and Altus win or loss, Ardmore loss and Altus loss where Lawton MacArthur gains seven or fewer district points on Ardmore and loses 10 or more district points on Altus. Altus: First with win and Lawton MacArthur loss. Second with Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur win. Second with win, Ardmore win and Lawton MacArthur win or loss, Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur loss where Altus gains 10 or more district points on Lawton MacArthur. Third with win, Ardmore win and Lawton MacArthur win or loss, Ardmore loss and Lawton MacArthur loss where Altus gains nine or fewer district points on Lawton MacArthur. Third with loss and Ardmore win. Del City: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Duncan loss where Del City loses five or fewer district points to Duncan. Duncan: Fourth with win and Del City loss. Fourth with loss and Del City loss where Duncan gains six or more district points on Del City. District 5A-2 Key games: Guthrie at Deer Creek, Piedmont at Bishop McGuinness Guthrie: First with win. Second with loss. Deer Creek: First with win. Second with loss. Carl Albert: Third. McGuinness: Fourth with win. Piedmont: Fourth with win. District 5A-3 Key games: McAlester at Tulsa Memorial, Noble at Skiatook, Tulsa Hale at Shawnee, Tulsa Kelley at Durant. Skiatook: First with win. First with loss, McAlester loss and Shawnee loss. Second with loss, McAlester win and Shawnee loss. Second with loss, McAlester loss and Shawnee win. Third with loss, McAlester win and Shawnee win. McAlester: First with win and Skiatook loss. First with loss, Skiatook loss and Shawnee win. Second with win and Skiatook win. Second with loss, Skiatook win and Shawnee win. Third with loss and Shawnee loss. Shawnee: Second with win, McAlester win and Skiatook loss. Third with win, McAlester wim and Skiatook win. Third with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley win where Shawnee loses 20 or less district points to Tulsa Kelley. Third with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley loss. Third with win, McAlester loss and Skiatook win. Third with win, McAlester loss and Skiatook loss. Fourth with loss, McAlester loss and Tulsa Kelley loss. Fourth with loss, McAlester win and Tulsa Kelley win where Shawnee loses 21 or more district points to Tulsa Kelley. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Shawnee loss. Fourth with loss and Shawnee win. Fourth with loss, Shawnee loss and Tulsa Kelley loss. Fourth with win, Skiatook win and Shawnee win. Fourth with win, Skiatook loss and Shawnee win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with win, McAlester win and Shawnee loss where Tulsa Kelley gains 21 or more district points on Shawnee. Fourth with win, McAlester win and Shawnee loss where Tulsa Kelley gains 20 or fewer district points on Shawnee. District 5A-4 Key games: Tulsa East Central at Collinsville, Coweta at Tahlequah, Grove at Tulsa Edison Collinsville: First. Coweta: Second with win. Third with loss. Tahlequah: Second with win. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Coweta win. Fourth with win and Coweta loss. Tulsa East Central: Fourth with Tulsa Edison loss. CLASS 4A District 4A-1 Key games: Clinton at Elk City. Anadarko: First. Newcastle: Second. Weatherford: Third. Elk City: Fourth with win. Clinton: Fourth with win. District 4A-2 Key games: Ada at Harrah; McLoud at Glenpool; Tuttle at Santa Fe South. Ada: First with win. Second with loss. Harrah: First with win. Second with loss and Tuttle loss. Second with loss, Tuttle win and Glenpool win in which Harrah loses 12 or fewer district points to Tuttle. Third with loss, Tuttle win and McLoud win. Third with loss, Tuttle win and Glenpool win in which Harrah loses 13 or more district points to Tuttle. Tuttle: Second with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool loss. Second with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool win in which Tuttle gains 13 or more district points on Harrah. Third with win, Harrah loss and Glenpool win in which Tuttle gains 12 or fewer district points on Harrah. Third with loss and Glenpool loss. Third with win, Glenpool loss and Harrah win. Fourth with Harrah win and Glenpool win. Glenpool: Third with win and Harrah win. Third with win, Harrah loss and Tuttle loss. Fourth with win, Tuttle win and Harrah loss. Fourth with loss by six points or fewer and Tuttle loss. McLoud: Fourth with win and Tuttle win. Fourth with win by seven points or more and Tuttle loss. District 4A-3 Key games: Catoosa at Wagoner; Cleveland at Cascia Hall Oologah: First Catoosa: Second with win. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall win. Wagoner: Second with win and Cascia Hall loss. Second with win and Cascia Hall win in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Cascia Hall win in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall loss in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss and Cascia Hall win. Cascia Hall: Second with win and Wagoner win in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Wagoner win in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Third with win and Catoosa win. Third with loss and Wagoner loss in which Cascia Hall gains eight or more district points on Wagoner. Fourth with loss of 12 points or fewer and Wagoner loss in which Cascia Hall gains seven or fewer district points on Wagoner. Cleveland: Fourth with win and Wagoner win. Fourth with win by 13 points or more and Wagoner loss. District 4A-4 Key games: Sallisaw at Metro Christian, Tulsa Central at Poteau. Fort Gibson: First. Metro Christian: Second with win. Second with loss of 14 points or fewer and Poteau win where Metro Christian loses five or fewer district points to Poteau. Third with loss and Poteau win where Metro Christian loses five or fewer district points to Poteau or loses by 14 points or less. Third with loss and Poteau loss. Fourth with loss of 15 points or more and Poteau win. Poteau: Second with win and Metro Christian loss where Poteau gains six or more district points on Metro Christian. Third with win and Metro Christian loss where Poteau gains five or fewer district points on Metro Christian. Third with Metro Christian win. Fourth with loss and Sallisaw win. Sallisaw: Second with win and Poteau loss. Third with win of 15 points or more and Poteau win. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win of 14 points or fewer and Poteau win.
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 28, 2014
The District 5A-1 softball all-district team was released last week, with state runner-up Piedmont dominating the awards. Junior pitcher Kassidy Scott, who is verbally committed to Texas Tech, was named the Player of the Year. Her father, Rick, was named coach of the Year.
High school notebook: Piedmont's Scott named 5A-1 softball Player of the Year
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Oct 28, 2014The District 5A-1 softball all-district team was released last week, with state runner-up Piedmont dominating the awards. Junior pitcher Kassidy Scott, who is verbally committed to Texas Tech, was named the Player of the Year. Her father, Rick, was named coach of the Year. Here's the team: FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Brianna Dow, El Reno Catcher: Kennedy Turner, Deer Creek First base: Madi Powell, El Reno Second base: Michelle Brandon, Piedmont Third base: Perri Cole, Deer Creek Shortstop: Allison Young, McGuinness OF: Kendal Stockstill, Deer Creek; Madison Giggers, Piedmont; Drew Bosler, El Reno Desginated Player: Sagely McAdoo, Piedmont Utility: Kirsten Scott, El Reno Player of the Year: Kassidy Scott, Piedmont Coach of the Year: Rick Scott, Piedmont Offensive Player of the Year: Tori Ritz, Deer Creek Defensive Player of the Year: Sierra Jones, El Reno; Bailey Thompson, Deer Creek KIEFER DEFENSE CHASING EIGHTH STRAIGHT SHUTOUT It probably didn’t seem like much when Kellyville kicked a field goal in a 45-3 loss to Kiefer in Week 1 of the football season. But that was the last time anyone scored against the Class A Trojans. They’ve registered seven consecutive shutouts while averaging 45.1 points per game. The Trojans have a tougher test ahead if they want to keep their shutout streak alive, though. They host Morrison (7-1) Friday in a game with significant district title implications on the line. Morrison has averaged over 40 points per game against Class A opponents. SAPULPA DISMISSES FOOTBALL COACH Sapulpa football coach Mike Gottsch was relieved of his duties as coach and assistant athletic director Monday, according to the Tulsa World. The Chieftains have lost six straight games and are 1-7 this season. They visit Claremore on Friday night and end the season by hosting Ponca City on Nov. 7. “Everybody knew it was going to be difficult after losing 22 seniors (from the 2013 team),” Gottsch told the Tulsa World. “And I realize we’ve been getting beat down, but you certainly wish they would have let you finish out the season. I’ve been coaching for 26 years, and this is the first time I’ve been asked to leave before the season was over.” Athletic director Onis Pankey said, “We realize this doesn’t happen in high school football, but we felt it was something we needed to do at this time. We felt we needed to make a change and get things moving in the right direction.” Rick Patterson will head the program as interim coach, with help from the remainder of the current assistant coaching staff.
Duke completed four touchdown passes, three to Trenton Hattler, as the Bronchos blasted Blanchard 49-0.
High school football roundup: Kyle Duke's five touchdowns leads to Bethany rout
Compiled by Ed Godfrey from staff reports | Oct 25, 2014Bethany quarterback Kyle Duke completed four touchdown passes, three to Trenton Hattler, as the Bronchos blasted Blanchard 49-0. Hattler had touchdown receptions of 2, 6, and 63 yards from Duke, who also connected on a 78-yard scoring strike to Bryton Schmidt. Duke also had a 5-yard scoring run in the game as the Bronchos rolled up 526 yards of total offense, 335 passing and 191 on the ground. Bethany led 35-0 at halftime. DEL CITY DEFENSE PITCHES SHUTOUT, SCORES THREE TIMES Terry Wilson rushed for two scores, including a 79-yard touchdown run, and passed for two more as Del City routed El Reno 69-0. Kobe Bryer caught both scoring strikes from Wilson from 54 and 28 yards. The Del City defense had three pick sixes in the game. Davion Freeman returned two interceptions for touchdowns of 60 and 50 yards. Matt Lamb returned a pick 25 yards for another score. The Eagles’ defense recorded three quarterback sacks and held El Reno to 104 yards of total offense, YELLOWJACKETS BLANK PERKINS BEHIND STERNBERGER Kingfisher romped to a 37-0 win over Perkins as senior Jace Sternberger had a strong game on both sides of the ball. Playing tight end on offense, Sternberger caught five passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Playing defensive end, Sternberger returned a fumble 21 yards for a score and had three pass deflections plus a quarterback sack. Senior wide receiver Brady Smith caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Docker Haub, who threw for three scores and was 15 of 19 in the game for 149 yards. The Yellowjackets improved to 7-1 on the season. Perkins fell to 5-3. McGUINNESS ROLLS TO EASY WIN OVER GUYMON Sophomore Zach Segell and senior Jennings Jarman each ran for two scores as McGuinness dumped Guymon 62-8. Segel rushed for 128 yards on 10 carries while Jarman gained 110 yards on just three carries, one of which was a 95-yard touchdown run. Senior Braden Roy had two receptions for 59 yards for the Irish, including a 54-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Mullins. Rubell Goe also caught a 41-touchdown pass from Mullins. McGuinness had 538 yards of total offense in the game, including 380 through the air. CASTIGLIONE, TURNER SPARK MOUNT ST. MARY Joe Castiglione Jr. rushed for two touchdowns and 149 yards on 30 carries as Mount St. Mary cruised to a 54-22 victory over Dickson. The Rockets’ Jimmy Turner rushed for one score and had a touchdown reception. On defense, Turner intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble. Dickson running back Chris Bamburg rushed for 99 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns. OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN DOMINATES CROOKED OAK Oklahoma Christian School erupted for 42 points in the second quarter as the Saints crushed Crooked Oak 70-7. Luke Frankfurt rushed for three touchdowns on runs of 42, 14 and 18 yards. Quarterback Thomas Qualls had a 16-yard touchdown pass to Connor Sikes and also scored on a 45-yard run. Kade Van Meter returned a kick 82 yards for a touchdown for the Saints. BLACKWELL’S SCHUERMANN THROWS SIX TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST CENTENNIAL Sam Schuermann tossed six touchdown passes to lift Blackwell to a 54-18 victory over Centennial. Schuermann completed three scoring strikes to Johnny Strahorn of 15, 10 and 14 yards. Steven Perry scored all three touchowns for Centennial. He returned a kick 93 yards for one score and caught two touchdown passes from Kahlan McDaniel of 34 and 46 yards. WHITFIELD, STANDLEE HAVE BIG NIGHT FOR MEEKER Senior running back Tim Whitfield rushed for 308 yards and quarterback Jake Standlee accounted for six touchdowns as Meeker rolled over Bridge Creek 49-21. Whitfield scored two touchdowns in the game, one on a 55-yard run and the other on a 24-yard pass reception. Standlee ran for three scores, passed for two touchdowns and returned an interception 85 yards to the end zone. Meeker totaled 703 yards of offense in the game, including 565 on the ground. Bridge Creek rolled up 453 yards of offense, 359 rushing. MORRIS LEADS CASADY TO VICTORY Casady rallied from an early deficit to defeat Arlington Oakridge 41-24. Quarterback Collin Morris rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two scores to lead the Cyclones. He also had two interceptions in the game. Denver Johnson caught three passes, including a 66-yard scoring strike from Morris. Junior running back Jay Bozalis rushed for 161 yards on 26 carries. Gary Woods had touchdown runs of 10 and 4 yards for Casady. The Cyclones trailed 17-7 after the first quarter before scoring 34 consecutive points. MARTIN RUNS WILD FOR HARRAH Harrah running back Grant Martin rushed for 340 yards and five touchdowns as Harrah defeated Tecumseh 52-13. Martin also had a 63-yard reception in the game, giving him 423 yards of total offense.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
Sep 20, 2014
Jones scored with less than a minute left in the game as the Longhorns defeated Class 2A’s second-ranked Hennessey, 21-17, a week after the Eagles had knocked off Class 3A’s top-ranked Kingfisher.
High school football roundup: Jones rallies to defeat Hennessey
Compiled by Ed Godfrey from staff reports | Sep 20, 2014Jones scored with less than a minute left in the game as the Longhorns defeated Class 2A’s second-ranked Hennessey, 21-17, a week after the Eagles had knocked off Class 3A’s top-ranked Kingfisher. A 2-yard scoring pass from Brandon George to Sean Shaw on a quick slant was the game-winner for Jones. The Longhorns’ Ty Hughes forced four Hennessey fumbles in the game, including one late in the fourth quarter that set up the game-winning touchdown. George tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another score for Jones. SAINTS STRIKE EARLY TO DOWN LINCOLN CHRISTIAN Oklahoma Christian quarterback Thomas Qualls tossed two touchdown passes and ran for two scores as the Saints routed Lincoln Christian 38-8. Qualls connected with Connor Sikes for a 62-yard touchdown for the Saints’ first points. Luke Frankfurt added an 8-yard scoring run and caught 41-yard touchdown pass from Qualls for the Saints’ next two scores. Qualls added a 43-yard touchdown run to give the Saints a 28-0 halftime lead then had a 6-yard scoring run in the third quarter. OWASSO BREAKS 23-GAME LOSING STREAK TO JENKS Class 6A’s No. 6-ranked Owasso beat No. 2 Jenks for the first time since 1993, knocking off the Trojans 7-6. The victory snapped the Rams' 23-game losing streak to Jenks. The Trojans, who lost for the second straight week, missed a potential winning field goal with less than three minutes left in the game. FAST START PROPELS MCGUINNESS TO WIN McGuinness scored three touchdowns in the first quarter to defeat Weatherford 21-7. The Irish’s first score came on a 15-yard touchdown run by Zac Segell who had 15 carries for 71 yards and two receptions for 51 yards. McGuinness scored again on a 29-yard touchdown pass by Jacob Mullins to Rubell Goe. Braden Roy returned an interception 25 yards for a score for the Irish’s final score of the opening period and the game. Issaac Fuller had 145 yards rushing on 29 carries for Weatherford, including a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. MINCO ROLLS OVER RUSH SPRINGS Junior receiver Tyler Rose returned the opening kickoff of the game 92 yards for a touchdown as Minco blitzed Rush Springs, 42-8, to remain unbeaten. Rose also caught touchdown passes of 46 and 58 yards from quarterback Hunter Jones and had 137 yards receiving on four catches. Jones was 14 of 17 through the air for 226 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Asher Baade had two touchdown receptions, and Dayon Johnson returned an interception 96 yards for another score for the Bulldogs. BLUEJAYS EDGE SAND SPRINGS BEHIND MALTZ Zane Maltz scored three touchdowns to lead No. 4 Guthrie past Sand Springs 23-20. Maltz had scoring runs of 4, 4, and 7 yards for the Bluejays. Nataneal Luevano kicked a 35-yard field goal for Guthrie. ROCKETS BLANK SANTA FE SOUTH Mount St. Mary quarterback Matt Peace threw two touchdown passes, including a 93-yard scoring strike to Jimmy Turner, as the Rockets shut out Santa Fe South 28-0. Peace passed for 160 yards and rushed for 90 in the game, including a 40-yard touchdown run. Turner also had 59-yard touchdown run. MEEKER BLASTS TECUMSEH IN GAME THAT ENDS EARLY Levi Bagwell scored three touchdowns and kicked a 28-yard field goal as Meeker defeated Tecumseh 43-6. Bagwell caught three touchdown passes from Meeker quarterback Jake Standlee on receptions of 7, 78 and 35 yards. The game was called with 2:39 remaining in the fourth quarter after a fight led to three players from Meeker and four from Tecumseh being ejected. JETS ROMP TO EASY WIN OVER EL RENO Western Heights' J.P. Lewis completed just eight passes, but five were for touchdowns as the Jets dominated El Reno 59-6. Lewis was 8 of 14 through the air for 230 yards in the game. Rudy Thompson had three receptions for 139 yards and two scores for the Jets. Western Height’s Jarod Giles carried the ball 11 times for 167 yards and one touchdown. CASADY’S WALLACE HAS BIG NIGHT Senior quarterback T'Quan Wallace passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns as Casady ripped previously unbeaten Trinity Valley 45-7. Wallace also ran for two scores and didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Denver Johnson caught two touchdown passes and Colin Morris had four catches for 171 yards and a score. Casady’s defense held Trinity Valley to minus-3 yards rushing. CANTRELL LEADS ROLAND PAST OKMULGEE Austin Cantrell, a verbal commit to the University of Arkansas, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 137 yards on 11 carries as Roland pounded Okmulgee 34-8. Cantrell had scoring runs of 42, 1, 1 and 73 for the Rangers. He also caught two passes for 42 yards.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night.
High schools: Big scrimmages highlight final weekend of preseason
By Scott Wright | Aug 27, 2014If you’re looking for an opportunity to see state championship-caliber teams in their final dress rehearsal of the preseason, you have plenty of options Thursday and Friday nights. The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night. The Oklahoma City schools will be in action in the annual All-City Preview at Douglass and Star Spencer on Thursday and Friday. Mustang’s annual Pigskin Preview features top teams from Class 4A, 5A and 6A on Thursday, and Norman’s Top of the World Classic has another strong field Friday night. Here are some notable scrimmages involving metro-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Davenport, Alex, Haileyville at Allen OKC Legion at Beggs Kingfisher at Blanchard Community Christian at Christian Heritage Academy Edmond Memorial at Del City OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Westmoore at Edmond North Putnam North at Edmond Santa Fe Guthrie at El Reno Seminole at Henryetta Bethel at Hinton Bethany at Jones McLoud at Little Axe Meeker at Luther Bartlesville at Midwest City Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Anadarko, Piedmont, Elk City, Norman North, McGuinness at Mustang Tecumseh, Mount St. Mary at Newcastle Moore at Putnam City Choctaw, Bixby at Southmoore Davis at Tuttle Pauls Valley at Washington Enid at Yukon Friday Burns Flat-Dill City, Morrison at Cashion OCS at Chandler Crossings Christian, Walters at Cordell Prague at Crooked Oak Wynnewood at Dibble OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Heritage Hall, Cascia Hall, Locust Grove at Lincoln Christian Harrah, Durant at McAlester Carl Albert, Deer Creek, Noble, Shawnee, Stillwater at Norman Top of the World Classic Hennessey at Perkins-Tryon Minco at Sayre
Aug 27, 2014
New El Reno football coach Wes Brower knows he has plenty of options at the tailback position. He plans to use four, led by senior Cal Baker, who injured his knee in the second game last year and was lost for the season.
High school notebook: El Reno deep at tailback
By Ed Godfrey, Scott Wright, Trent Shadid and Jacob Unruh | Aug 27, 2014New El Reno football coach Wes Brower knows he has plenty of options at the tailback position. He plans to use four, led by senior Cal Baker, who injured his knee in the second game last year and was lost for the season. “That was a big loss for us last year,” Brower said. “It is a huge boost having him back this year. We are expecting big things out of him on both sides of the ball, but mainly on defense.” Baker also is the starting safety for the Indians and the quarterback of the secondary, Brower said. “He gets everybody lined up right,” Brower said. “He is very smart and does a great job of running our defense.” Sophomores Hunter Baker and Nate Patterson will share time in the backfield with Cal Baker as will scatback Tavian Curry, who will provide a change of pace from the power game. “He has really good speed and cuts well,” Brower said of Curry. “Hopefully we can keep some fresh legs in the backfield.” OKCPS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR TO BE HONORED Oklahoma City Public Schools athletic director Keith Sinor will receive the Humanitarian Award from the Youth for Christ South Oklahoma City at their annual Life Lines fall banquet and silent auction for his efforts throughout the OKC school system. The event will be held Sept. 16 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The fundraising event is designed to recognize the supporters and organizations whose contributions help YFC-South OKC. For more information about the event, visit www.yfcsouthokc.org. NORMAN NORTH’S HOGAN BUILDING ON VERSATILITY Norman North’s Quan Hogan shined as a do-everything running back in his sophomore season a year ago. Hogan rushed for 1,003 yards and caught 69 passes for 830 yards with 17 total touchdowns as a key part of a Timberwolves offense that averaged over 40 points per game. This season, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior has continued to expand his game as the only returning skill position player outside of star quarterback John Kolar. “I feel like I’m better all around,” Hogan said. “I’ve been working hard in practice to make myself better at running back and receiver, but I’ve still got a lot to learn. I need to step up and be a big factor for this team.” Hogan’s college recruitment is expected to pick up heavily this season. He already holds a scholarship offer from Tulsa and says he’ll be prepared to play running back or receiver at the college level. During last Thursday’s opening scrimmage against Edmond Santa Fe, Hogan made several plays out of the backfield and split out as a deep-threat receiver. MCGUINNESS’ JARMAN INJURED McGuinness’ quarterback battle twisted last week when senior Jennings Jarman suffered an ankle injury early in the Irish’s scrimmage at Lawton MacArthur. Jarman was held out of the rest of the scrimmage for precautionary reasons and might not play in Thursday’s scrimmage at the Mustang Preview. That would leave junior Jacob Mullins to receive the bulk of the plays. “They both know how to operate our system, which is what we like,” McGuinness coach Justin Jones said. “The thing I like about it was we were able to respond when a guy gets injured. The mentality didn’t change for us. “We had a lot of things to worry about. Lawton Mac’s a really good football team, they put it on us but we learned a lot from it. We’ve got to correct our mistakes and get ready to go.” Jones said there’s a good chance McGuinness plays both quarterbacks in next week’s season opener against top-ranked Shawnee.
Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field.
High school football: Norman North-Edmond Santa Fe highlight scrimmage action
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Aug 20, 2014A year ago this week, all eyes were on one high school scrimmage. Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North were set to meet as part of a four-team scrimmage with two of the top quarterbacks in the nation. A year later, Santa Fe's Justice Hansen is fighting for the backup job at Oklahoma and Norman North's David Cornwell is trying to climb the depth chart at Alabama. But the same scrimmage still has fans buzzing. Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field beginning at 3:50 p.m. Thursday. At 6, Westmoore will face Union in a game-like scrimmage, with Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North following at 7. Norman North once again has a Division I quarterback in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar, while Keaton Torre is behind center for Edmond Santa Fe. Only a junior, he already has an offer from Louisville and is expected to be one of the state's top players in the 2016 class. Westmoore, which made its rise toward the top of Class 6A last season, has perhaps the state's best group of wide receivers, led by Louisville commit Dahu Green. Here's a list of notable scrimmages involving Oklahoma City-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Tuttle at Cache McGuinness at Lawton MacArthur Southeast, Bridge Creek at Little Axe Chandler, Western Heights at McLoud Edmond Santa Fe, Westmoore, Tulsa Union at Norman North Millwood, Purcell at Plainview Del City at Putnam City North Edmond North, Deer Creek at Putnam City West Friday Midwest City, Mustang at Muskogee Noble at Ardmore Harrah, Newcastle at Bethany Washington, Crooked Oak, Holdenville at Bethel Southmoore at Carl Albert Christian Heritage, U.S. Grant at Casady Shawnee, Tecumseh, Sand Springs at Choctaw Dibble at Community Christian Destiny Christian at Coyle Thomas at Crescent Rush Springs at Crossings Christian Moore at Edmond Memorial Clinton at El Reno Putnam City at Enid Cashion at Hennessey Holland Hall at Heritage Hall Luther, Summit Christian at Kiefer Douglass, Guthrie, Tulsa Kelley at Langston Jones, Cushing at Meeker Apache at Minco Marlow at Pauls Valley Perkins-Tryon at Perry Kingfisher at Piedmont Mount St. Mary at OCS Yukon, Tulsa Washington, Jenks at Sapulpa Lexington at Wayne
Jul 31, 2014
Last season, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson won a three-way battle for the starting job as only a 15-year-old sophomore. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, his size, arm strength, and running ability made him one of the most talented young players in the state. After accounting for seven touchdowns over four games, Wilson’s season ended with a broken collarbone in Week 5. Since then, he’s continued to...
High school football: District 5A-1 preview
By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Jul 31, 2014Del City quarterback Terry Wilson showing progress Last season, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson won a three-way battle for the starting job as only a 15-year-old sophomore. At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, his size, arm strength, and running ability made him one of the most talented young players in the state. After accounting for seven touchdowns over four games, Wilson’s season ended with a broken collarbone in Week 5. Since then, he’s continued to develop the mental side of his game to go along with his natural abilities. “Terry understands more about what we’re doing offensively heading into this year,” said Del City coach Nick Warehime. “He was only able to play four games last year, and he was 15-years-old. Now that he’s had the opportunity to be with us for two years and prepare over the spring and summer, he’s progressively gotten better with reading the defense and things like that.” The Eagles expect to run much of the same offense from a year ago, which will allow Wilson to use his running ability in the option-read game. Along with Wilson, Del City returns big-play threat Davion Freeman. After primarily playing cornerback and on special teams as a junior, Freeman is expected to also play receiver and in the backfield this season. BROWER TAKING OVER AT EL RENO As Wes Brower takes over as the new head coach at El Reno, he hopes to help return the once strong program to success. Since going 12-1 in 2009, El Reno has had four consecutive losing seasons. Although the program doesn’t have a state title, the Indians have finished runner-up five times and were a regular championship contender in the 1990s and 2000s. “We’re going to try to build championship football again here at El Reno,” said Brower, who was an assistant on the 1999 runner-up team at El Reno. “We we’re playing some pretty good football back then and I understand what that’s about. I feel like El Reno can produce those teams again. We’ve got some work to do, but that’s what we’re heading for.” Brower spent 13 years as the coach at Sayre before returning to El Reno as an assistant last season. CHICKASHA, DUNCAN REPLACING HALL OF FAME COACHES El Reno isn’t the only 5A-1 school with some tradition breaking in a new head coach this season. Chickasha and Duncan will also have a new face directing its program, and both are replacing Hall of Fame coaches. Chickasha has replaced Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer Tom Cobble with alum Jerry Don Bray, who has spent the past eight seasons as an assistant at the school. Bray graduated from Chickasha in 2001, and was a three-year letterman as a defensive end at Oklahoma State. Former Sallisaw coach Craig Benson is replacing Jim Holloway at Duncan. Holloway was inducted into the National High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2012. THE BIG THREE In 2013, Lawton MacArthur, Del City, and Ardmore separated themselves from the rest of the district. All three went 6-1 in district games with Lawton Mac finishing six tie-breaker points ahead of Ardmore and eight ahead of Del City. While the district isn’t entirely the same, Northwest Classen and El Reno have replaced Southeast and Capitol Hill, the coaches’ preseason poll has favored the top three to remain the same. Lawton Mac was the overwhelming favorite in the poll with Ardmore second and Del City third. ALTUS RECEIVES HIGH PRAISE Despite coming off a 3-7 season Altus was selected by the coaches to earn a playoff spot as the No. 4 team in the preseason poll. “I think Altus has a chance to be really good,” said Del City coach Nick Warehime. “They had a great underclass group last season. That’s a team to watch for.” The Bulldogs do have one major hole to fill as they must replace the production of running back Taven Birdow. As a sophomore last season, Birdow rushed for 1,796 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has since moved to Florida. Extra Points Lawton MacArthur senior Will Collins, who recently received an offer from Louisiana-Monroe, is back as one of the top quarterbacks in the state after throwing for more than 2,700 yards and 29 touchdowns last season. ...Ardmore is returning just four starters on defense, but it is still expected to contend for the district title behind a strong senior class that includes CB Kevion McGee and LB Jarred Hall.... Northwest Classen will begin a new era under coach Bruce Madden as the Knights aim to finish .500 or better for the first time since 1973. District 5A-1 coaches’ poll 1. Lawton MacArthur (10-3) 2. Ardmore (8-3) 3. Del City (7-4) 4. Altus (3-7) 5. Duncan (3-6) 6. Chickasha (5-6) 7. El Reno (4-6) 8. Northwest Classen (3-7) *Last year’s record in parenthesis
The 2016 and 2017 basketball recruiting classes across the state are already shaping up to be very strong, and two of those players recently took another step to prove it. Mustang’s Jakolby Long, who will be a junior, and Norman North sophomore-to-be Trae Young were both invited to the Nike Elite 100 camp, which is being held this weekend. Long, a 6-foot-4 point guard, already has multiple...
High school notebook: Jakolby Long, Trae Young invited to Nike Elite 100 camp
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jun 11, 2014The 2016 and 2017 basketball recruiting classes across the state are already shaping up to be very strong, and two of those players recently took another step to prove it. Mustang’s Jakolby Long, who will be a junior, and Norman North sophomore-to-be Trae Young were both invited to the Nike Elite 100 camp, which is being held this weekend. Long, a 6-foot-4 point guard, already has multiple offers, including Oklahoma. Young, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is beginning to pile up offers as well, with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State showing strong interest. The Nike Elite 100 camp generally takes about 70 players from the upcoming junior class and approximately 30 from the sophomore class. Both players have a strong pedigree as well. Long’s father is Mustang coach Terry Long, and Young is the son of former Texas Tech player Rayford Young. LITTELL EXPECTED TO ATTEND OSU Stillwater outfielder Jon Littell is expected to attend Oklahoma State after being drafted late in last week’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, his coach confirmed to The Oklahoman. Littell, who was considered by many scouting services to be the state’s top-ranked outfielder, was taken in the 39th round by the Washington Nationals. Stillwater coach Jimmy Harris said he has already spoken with Littell and he will play the next three years at OSU, where his father Jim is the women’s basketball coach. Jon Littell hit .446 with five home runs and 39 RBIs this season, helping the Pioneers win their first state championship since 1957. EL RENO’S SCHWERTFEGER STEPS DOWN El Reno is looking for a new football coach for the third time in the last five years. Taylor Schwerdtfeger informed the school last week that he was stepping down to take an assistant coaching position at Alva after one season with the Indians. El Reno went 4-6 last season playing in one of the state’s toughest districts, which included the last two state champions, Guthrie and Carl Albert, as well as McGuinness and Deer Creek. TUTTLE'S OWEN SUSPENDED BY OSSAA Tuttle baseball coach Travis Owen will miss the first half of next season after violating Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association rules this season. Owen allowed two different freshman players to participate in too many tournaments, exceeding the limit of three tournaments set by the OSSAA. One suited up in four tournaments, while the other suited up in five. However, the two players did not play and that’s a point Owen is arguing. He said he plans to appeal the suspension, which will be for at least 17 games. “It’s one of them things that I feel personally that I thought the rule was kind of vague, because I suited up a kid and it wasn’t because I played a kid,” Owen said. “But them are the rules and I broke them. I don’t want to hurt my team and I don’t want it to be about me. I guess I should be more knowledgeable about the rule and I guess I’ll know it now.” Owen missed the first game of the Class 4A state tournament due to the violation. The Tigers went on to win the Class 4A championship. The OSSAA also suspended Jenks assistant coach Sandy Farrell for one game next season due to his actions following the Trojans’ loss to Stillwater in the Class 6A semifinals on a walk-off walk. He was arguing balls and strikes as umpires left the field following the eight-inning loss. OSSAA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS The OSSAA announced the 12 scholarship winners as part of its program along with Farmers Insurance. Each student honored will receive $750 toward college costs. Winners include Kellan Hostetler of Garber (football); Paige Fingerie of Lincoln Christian (fastpitch softball); Josh Hardage of Washington (boys basketball); Katie McKenna Morrison of Drummong (girls basketball); Nathan Herrman of Stillwater (boys soccer); Aubrey McCutchen of Collinsville (girls soccer); Brian Canfield of McGuinness (baseball); Brittany Bingham of Waukomis (slowpitch softball); Catherine Petty of Stillwater (girls track); Wyatt Johnson of Watonga (boys track); Sarah Carpenter of Stillwater (volleyball); and Cole Reynolds of Woodward (wrestling).
Pete Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls teams in 2012.
High school notebook: Edmond North hires Guthrie's Pete Papahronis as girls basketball coach
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | May 23, 2014Edmond North hired Guthrie’s Pete Papahronis as its new girls basketball coach at a special school board meeting on Friday. Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls teams in 2012. “We’re really excited,” said Mike Nunley, district athletic director for the Edmond schools. “Pete lives here in Edmond. His children go to school here. And he’s a really good coach.” Papahronis replaces Karlie Free, who stepped away from coaching after three seasons with the Huskies, but remains a teacher in the Edmond school system. Free has a 1-year-old and wanted to have more time with her family. HALL OF FAME COACH TOM COBBLE TO RETIRE Chickasha is the latest high school football team to be in need of a coach. Hall of Fame coach Tom Cobble officially retired Friday after a career that produced 291 wins and a state championship in stops at Chickasha, Weatherford, El Reno and Enid, among others. Cobble won a state championship at Weatherford, and his teams played for one each at El Reno and Enid during 40 seasons as a head coach. His son, J.T. Cobble, recently was named the head coach at Stilwell after serving as his father’s offensive coordinator both at Chickasha and El Reno. MIDWEST CITY’S DEJAI JOHNSON GETS FIRST OFFER Midwest City’s defense will be drawing plenty of attention from opposing offenses this fall. But for now, it’s college coaches keeping an eye on the Bombers. Three of Midwest City’s defensive players have earned Division I scholarship offers, with defensive tackle Dejai Johnson, 6 feet, 280 pounds, picking up an offer from Air Force on Friday. Safety Will Sunderland is one of the state’s top prospects in the 2015 class, and 6-foot-4, 190-pound Aaron McKinney added his first offer last week.
Weleetka’s TeAndre Lucas collapsed on the track and stayed there for several seconds, writhing in pain, before getting up and limping over the finish line. His time was 58.02. Lucas had the fastest qualifying time in Friday’s preliminary at 11.37.
Class A-2A state track notebook: Heartbreak at the finish line for Weleetka's TeAndre Lucas
BY ED GODFREY | May 10, 2014Weleetka’s TeAndre Lucas was just a few steps away from becoming the state champion in the Class A 100-meter dash and possibly setting the state meet record when he pulled up and grabbed his hamstring. Lucas collapsed on the track and stayed there for several seconds, writhing in pain, before getting up and limping over the finish line. His time was 58.02. Lucas had the fastest qualifying time in Friday’s preliminary at 11.37. Ramy Anderson of Texhoma won Saturday’s finals with a time of 11.11. REESE BECOMES THREE-TIME CHAMPION Baylor Reese of Fairview won the discus for the third consecutive year and broke her own state meet record from a year ago with a toss of 140-7. Her previous state meet was 138-3. THE ASKA REIN CONTINUES AT COYLE Sophomore Tyra Aska of Coyle won three golds and one silver Saturday. Aska won the 100 and anchored the winning 400 and 800 relay teams. She finished second in the 200, leading her team to a third place finish in Class A. Her older sister, Taren, ran the second leg on both winning relay teams. Their brother, Tony, plays basketball at Redlands Community College in El Reno. TONKAWA’S REESE FINISHES WITH 13 GOLDS Omega Reese of Tonkawa finished her sensational high school career with three more gold medals, giving her a total of 13. Reese anchored Tonkawa’s winning 1600 relay Saturday, a race the Buccaneers won for the third straight year. She also anchored the 3200 winning relay on Friday — a race Tonkawa won for the fourth straight time with Reese — and captured the 800 on Saturday. She would have had four gold medals this weekend, something she accomplished the past two years at the state 2A track meet, but finished second in the 400 Saturday. Reese actually broke the old state record in the 400 and ran her person best time, but was beaten by Millwood’s Breonna Hall. She is going to run for Oral Roberts University. “I’m said that it’s over, but I am thankful for the time I had in high school,” Reese said. ACADEMIC STATE CHAMPIONS Laverne boys and Turpin girls were the academic track champions in Class A. Fairview girls and Thomas-Fay-Custer boys were the Class 2A champs. CUSTAR GETS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE GOLD John Custar of Sharon-Mutual won his fourth consecutive Class A state title in the shot put and broke the state meet record with a throw of 53-4. The old record was 53-1.50 set in 1993. “As a Custar you are expected to win state,” Custar said. “My cousin was a four-time gold medalist his senior year.” Jory Custar won the 400, 800 and was part of winning 1600 and 3200 relays for Sharon-Mutual in 2008. John Custar will play nose guard for the Oklahoma Baptist University football team next season and throw the shot put in track for the Bison. Custar shared his state meet record with T.J. Krittenbrink of Pond Creek-Hunter, who also had a throw of 53-4 on Saturday. Custar was given the gold medal because his second-best throw was better than Krittenbrink’s next-best toss.
May 6, 2014
Many people have wondered if Johnny Manziel’s size will be a hindrance to his NFL prospects, but the former Texas A&M superstar is likely to be a top-10 selection when the 2014 NFL Draft begins Thursday night.
NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel the latest proof that quarterback height isn't hindrance to success
BY jason kersey | May 6, 2014Matt Edmonds watches the way football is played today and wonders what his life might be like if he was about 10 years younger. “Sometimes I definitely think that,” said Mustang’s former star quarterback. Many people have wondered if Johnny Manziel’s size will be a hindrance to his NFL prospects, but the former Texas A&M superstar is likely to be a top-10 selection when the 2014 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. Standing at 6-feet tall, though, Manziel’s improvisation skills and mobility turned him into a Heisman Trophy winner and one of the most electric players in college football history. Edmonds was only 5-foot-6 when he led Mustang to the 2005 Class 6A state championship game, but in many ways, was like a poor man’s Manziel during his historic senior season. He tossed a state-record 42 touchdown passes and threw for 3,778 yards that year, but Division I coaches never came calling because of his size. Quarterbacks these days, though, don’t necessarily have to have the prototypical height to be successful — especially if they can bring that additional element of mobility like Manziel. OU quarterback Trevor Knight is 6-foot-1, and said he’s loved watching guys without Peyton Manning’s size succeed in football before him. “To watch the way those guys compete every day and the way they’ve seen success, it’s definitely encouraging,” Knight said. “They’re all great players, and regardless of their height, they’re getting it done.” During Sugar Bowl preparations, Knight even had the opportunity to meet one of his idols, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The Sooners practiced all week at the Saints’ practice facility, and one day, Brees was there after practice. “I got to stop and talk with him for a second,” Knight said. “He’s an awesome guy. It was a pretty special moment for me, growing up a big Drew Brees fan.” Brees fell out of the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft after a successful collegiate career at Purdue, largely because of concerns about his 6-foot frame. Today, Brees is an eight-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion who holds numerous NFL passing records. “He’s just a winner,” Knight said. Knight, like Manziel, played Texas high school football, so he had the opportunity to watch the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner play before he was famous. He also got an up-close look at Manziel during last year’s Cotton Bowl, when Texas A&M routed OU 41-13. “He just knows how to get it done,” Knight said. “He’s a playmaker. Sometimes it’s unorthodox, but he continues to do it over and over, so I’d venture to say that he makes it orthodox. “That’s just the way he plays the game. He brings a whole difference dimension.” Edmonds is six inches shorter than Manziel, so even in today’s game, he likely wouldn’t be a first-round NFL prospect. He played two seasons at Southern Nazarene in Bethany before finishing his collegiate career at Bacone in Muskogee, where he suffered a career-ending shoulder injury. Edmonds is now El Reno’s wrestling coach. He loves where he’s at in life and loves coaching, but still wonders if he might’ve gotten a closer look from bigger colleges in today's world. “I’ve seen the way people are starting to look at quarterbacks — not necessarily just for the height and everything — but if you can have a total package and be productive, they tend to at least give you a shot,” Edmonds said.
Apr 16, 2014
The eight-plus year run of the Oklahoma High School Sports Express appears to be coming to an end, leaving a noticeable void in the high school sports scene.
High schools: Former sportscaster Van Shea Iven named to OSSAA staff
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Apr 16, 2014The eight-plus year run of the Oklahoma High School Sports Express appears to be coming to an end, leaving a noticeable void in the high school sports scene. The show’s founder and host, Van Shea Iven, was named director of media relations by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors on Wednesday, though he plans to bring some of the highly successful show’s elements to the OSSAA. Iven will finish the school year on the show, but he has no plans to hand control over to someone on the outside. “I’m not going to have time to do it and if the Oklahoma High School Sports Express is going to carry on, I want it to be done right,” he said. “I want kids to get covered in every sport from all corners of the state and get a chance to be on TV.” After spending 17 years with KFOR, Iven started the Sports Express in January 2006. During the show’s run, he has named on average nearly 200 student athletes per episode. He said the show will end at 320 episodes, bringing the total to nearly 60,000 names. Things have recently changed for Iven with the birth of his son Turner in October. Moving to the OSSAA will allow him to spend more time with his family. “I’ve loved every minute of it, but this gives me a little more freedom to be with my wife and my son.” It will also allow Iven to expand the OSSAA’s presence as he will oversee media relations, the organization’s webpage and publications. “We’re just excited about what he brings to the organization and what he can do to promote our kids and our playoffs,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “Our website is pretty much an information site where you want to go and get rules, get playoff information, get brackets. Well, we want to change that. We want to put video clips of our championships, we want to put sound bites of our championships, we want to look at social media and it continues our mission that we’re all about kids.” STATE BASEBALL SITES DETERMINED OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley called it a perfect storm. Whaley announced the final plan for the spring baseball state tournament sites, with all classes being played in the Oklahoma City area and receiving a 12-0 vote for approval from the board. The biggest news is that the University of Oklahoma will be the host for the entire Class 6A tournament and the Class 5A semifinals and championship, while Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will host the championships for Classes 4A-2A. The tournaments will be held May 15-17. “We haven’t had this opportunity before,” Whaley told the board. “We’re very excited.” The Class A and Class B semifinals and championships will remain at Dolese Park, with Class B opening the tournament Thursday, May 8, at Edmond Memorial before moving to Dolese Park on May 9 and May 10. Class 5A’s quarterfinals will be at Norman North on Thursday, May 15, before moving to OU’s L. Dale Mitchell Park the next two days. Class 4A’s quarterfinals and semifinals will be played at Edmond Santa Fe, Class 3A will be at Edmond Memorial and Class 2A will be at Shawnee. Whaley said there will not be one site for the semifinals as in the past to allow for scheduling flexibility with teams possibly facing graduation that evening. AARON YOUNG HEADED TO ORU Another Edmond Memorial product is heading for Division I basketball. Aaron Young has signed with Oral Roberts, becoming the fourth former Bulldog in the last four years to join one of the state's D-I programs. Young was one of the heroes of Memorial’s 2013 state championship run, hitting the game-winning shot in the Class 6A semifinals. Young played his freshman season at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. He joins former Bulldog Obi Emegano at ORU. Memorial’s James Woodard is currently at Tulsa and his brother, Jordan Woodard, is at OU. STILWELL HIRES J.T. COBBLE AS FOOTBALL COACH Hoping that the proverbial apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree, Stilwell hired J.T. Cobble as its new football coach this week. Cobble is the son of Hall of Fame coach Tom Cobble, who has been successful at a number of stops, most notably El Reno, Weatherford and Enid. He’s currently at Chickasha, where J.T. had been serving as his offensive coordinator. Stilwell had a late surge to end the season with three wins in its final five games, but finished 4-6 and one win short of the playoffs. MAX WARIBOKO-ALALI PICKS UP FIRST OFFER Defensive back Max Wariboko-Alali picked up his first scholarship offer Tuesday night from Louisville, adding to the growing list of talent at Casady. Wariboko-Alali, the younger brother of Oklahoma commitment Josh Wariboko-Alali, is a 5-foot-10, 168-poind sophomore who recorded 41 tackles last season. Junior quarterback T’Quan Wallace is also attending the Texas spring game this weekend, according to his father.
Gillihan was a 115-pounder who finished third at the NCAA Tournament in 1957.
Tributes: Richard Gillihan, 77, was an All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State
By Scott Munn | Mar 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: •Richard Gillihan, 77, was a Tulsa Central High School graduate who attended Oklahoma State on a wrestling scholarship. Gillihan had a 5-1 record as a 115-pounder during the 1957 season and earned All-America status by finishing third at the NCAA Tournament. He served in the Marines and then worked in petroleum land management for Sinclair. •Radio station owner and sportscaster Charlie Jones died 10 days after celebrating his 76th birthday. Jones opened KBLP radio in Lindsay in 1991. He and his staff covered high school events for Lindsay, Blanchard and Purcell. The Comanche native was honored by the Oklahoma Interscholastic Sporting Directors for his coverage of high school athletics. J.D. Northcutt, the longtime broadcaster for Moore Lions football, said, “He made sure that south central Oklahoma had a radio voice for high school sports and coaches’ shows.” Jones also provided entertainment for the Lindsay Leopard Basketball Camps held by legendary coach Charles Heatly. •Jesse Gorbet, 16, of El Reno died from injuries suffered in an auto crash. He was a sophomore at El Reno High School, participating in football and wrestling. Gorbet also liked to 4-wheel and lift weights. He served as a pit crewman for his father Travis Gorbet, who raced dirt cars at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City. •Jim Smith, 91, of Oklahoma City spent 25 years as a fighter pilot or squadron commander. He flew more than 100 combat missions and received a Bronze Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. After retiring from the military, Smith was a founder of the Oklahoma City Running Club. He set several state records ranging from 5-kilometer races to marathons. Smith, who ran into his 70s, was added to the Oklahoma Long Distance Running Wall of Fame in 1998. He also officiated high jump competitions at the high school and college levels. •Jim Bassel died in Claremont, Calif., at age 69. The native Oklahoman marched on football Friday nights with the Lawton High School band, and then went on to complete 189 missions behind enemy lines inside reconnaissance aircraft during the Vietnam War. Bassel worked for the U.S. Forestry Service after his military discharge, and recreation time was spent swimming, biking and running. He biked from Williamsburg, Va., to Astoria, Ore., in 44 days. Bassel ran several 10-kilometer races; he also completed in marathons in San Diego and Honolulu. •Gary Bettenhausen, 72, of Monrovia, Ind., was a nationally known race car driver who made a few stops at State Fair Speedway. Bettenhausen, who raced 21 times in the Indianapolis 500, also drove open-wheel dirt cars. He participated in a U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series race in OKC in 1983, and then he competed in a USAC vs. NCRA Shootout in 1986 at the now-demolished fairgrounds track. The four-time USAC points champion is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. •John Murphy, 91, of Tulsa was a Little League baseball coach and avid golfer. The retired American Airlines employee was a tailgunner on a B-29 Superfortress during World War II. •Paul Stringfield, 91, of Tulsa was also a tailgunner during World War II, flying combat missions on a B-26. He was an all-around athlete before and after the war, but he particularly excelled at tennis. The purchasing agent continued to play until hip surgery sidelined him for good at age 85. •David Piatt, 63, of Lookeba was a baseball player and wrestler at Classen High School. He turned down a baseball scholarship to Arizona State, instead choosing to attend Oklahoma on a wrestling scholarship. While at Classen, Piatt won the 1967 All-City Conference championship for 177 pounds. He later attended a New York Yankees tryout camp. Owned David’s Cycle and Supply, Sooner Appraisal and Cobra Welding. •Forrest Carlile spent 24 years with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, retiring in 2010 as a lieutenant. Carlile was an accomplished runner and cyclist who competed in more than 100 races. His favorite event was the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon held each April. Also participated in the Oklahoma Iron Man triathlon and the Hotter’N Hell Hundred endurance ride. Carlile ran 40 miles on his 40th birthday and 50 miles on his 50th birthday. He died at 52 after a short battle with cancer. •Ruby Alderman Henry, 95, was the former president of the Women’s Golf Association at The Oaks Country Club in Tulsa....Chip Horner of Tulsa was a dragboat racer and competitive water skier...Conner Stevens, 19, of Oklahoma City played golf at Putnam City North High School. He loved to play pick-up basketball games with his buddies.... •Darrell Burch, 82, of Chickasha ran the snack bar in the Oklahoma Department of Transportation building for 35 years. During off time, he was active with the Oklahoma City Blind Beep Ball Bombers. ...Kenneth Orr, 84, of Edmond lettered in football and basketball at Kingfisher High School before spending 27 years in the Air Force.... Ray Billingsley, 86 of Vici played basketball at Mutual High School before a career as a professor of agricultural economics.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience.
Tributes: Former State Fair Speedway driver Jerry Morrison dies on 76th birthday
BY SCOTT MUNN | Feb 17, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Anything that had wheels and Jerry Morrison was willing to race it. Local dirt car racing fans will remember the El Reno resident for driving a No. 8 Pontiac Grand Prix pro stock at State Fair Speedway. Pro stocks were a highly competitive division over the 1989-2009 seasons, and although Steve Smith, Perry Robb Jr. and Mark Brill dominated headlines by combining for 15 championships, Morrison could make it tough for that trio on any given Friday night. He was often a top-10 driver during his career at the landmark Oklahoma City track, winning six A features and finishing fourth in points for the 1991, 2001 and 2007 seasons. Morrison raced drag cars in the 1960s, twice finishing runner-up in the National Hot Rod Association's World Finals in a B dragster. He later competed in motocross, then moved to oval track car racing. Before becoming a Friday night staple in Oklahoma City, Morrison won three mini-stock championships at Dutton Speedway in Fort Cobb and one title at Clinton Motorsports Park. Morrison's love for speed extended into the family — his granddaughter is Kenzie Ruston, who is a rising star on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Morrison died recently on his 76th birthday. *Dr. Tom Stough, 74, of Okarche was a 123-pound wrestler and quarterbacked the Geary High School football team. Stough earned a wrestling scholarship to Oklahoma, although he soon joined the Army and trained as an X-ray technician. After Stough was discharged, he returned to OU to begin studying medicine. *Michael Raines, 40, was a broker for Midtown Mortgage. The Tulsa Union High School graduate was an All-State golfer in 1992. *Francis Francoeur, 91, of Lawton worked as a gunner and navigator — and eventually became a pilot — on a B-17 bomber during World War II. After the Allied victories, he worked in lumber and also coached boys basketball at St. Mary High School in Ponca City. He guided St. Mary to an Oklahoma Catholic League championship in the 1950s. Francoeur was an avid fisherman who made trips to Mexico and Canada to drop a line. *Jim Pugh died on his 69th birthday. He played football for Cushing High School, when it defeated Harding 15-14 for the Class A state championship in 1961. Pugh went on to serve in Vietnam as a reconnaissance helicopter pilot. *Shirley Willcox Johnson, 72, of Choctaw held OU season football tickets for more than 35 years. She was an international traveler who never left home without her golf clubs and a founding member of the Choctaw Women's Golf Association. *Horace Anderson, 88, of Tulsa played football, basketball and baseball at Wayne High School. The World War II veteran played semi-pro baseball, and he was an avid golfer who, in 1968, was the Mohawk Men's Association champion. By trade, he worked for a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Tulsa. *Don Nelson graduated from Shawnee High School and went on to play tennis for Oklahoma State. Nelson, who spent 36 years working for Southwestern Bell, was a longtime Cowboys football season ticket holder. During off time, Nelson entered several water skiing competitions. He died at age 76. *Virginia Edwards Elkins, 90, of Del City was a 1940 graduate of Crooked Oak High School, where she was an exceptional basketball and softball player. *Darrell Long, 66, of Oklahoma City spent 42 years working at Tinker Air Force Base. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter who spent his post-Tinker years as an archery technician for Bass Pro Shops in Bricktown. Long was also the father-in-law of former Oklahoma City Blazers star Tyler Fleck. *Iona Patterson Flippin, 91, of Norman was devoted supporter of Oklahoma Sooner athletics. The retired teacher attended her last OU-Texas football game at age 90, traveling to Dallas the old-fashioned way — by train. *Oklahoma City resident Eldon Watts, 80, played football and basketball at Cherokee High School in his native Kansas. ... Willie Salyer, 84, of Blanchard played baseball at Binger High School. ... Irene Haynes, 48, played basketball and softball and ran track for Lawton Eisenhower High School. ... Randy Ragsdale, 52, of Oklahoma City was a four-year letterman in football at Dewey High School.
Feb 16, 2014
When Garin Higgins took over Emporia State's football program in 2006, there was little success to promote. So, the Blackwell native turned to Oklahoma high schools for recruiting.
Oklahoma high school players play a big part in Emporia State's turnaround
BY JACOB UNRUH | Feb 16, 2014When Garin Higgins took over Emporia State's football program in 2006, there was little success to promote. So, the Blackwell native turned to Oklahoma high schools for recruiting. Eight recruiting classes later and with a much more successful team on the field, Oklahoma is still a big recruiting stop for the Kansas Division II school. Ten players from Oklahoma signed with Emporia State almost two weeks ago. “Now, first and foremost we do want to emphasize getting kids out of our own state,” Higgins said. “Oklahoma football players have been good to us. There's a lot of reasons why we've turned this football program around, but these guys have been successful for us.” The Hornets were 9-2 last season, losing in the opening round of the Division II playoffs against Minnesota Duluth. In 2012, they went 10-2 and won the Kanza Bowl after finishing 5-6 the previous year. That's the kind of success that has star players in Oklahoma choosing to head north instead of remaining close to home. “I like it because we're gonna win up there,” Carl Albert tight end Trenton Ball said about signing with the Hornets. “I know we're gonna be really good. The next couple years, we're gonna be amazing. Hopefully we'll get a national championship up there.” Star players alongside Ball like Guthrie's Kai Callins and Kingfisher's Landon Nault are joining a roster that already had 14 Oklahoma players on it last season. “It tells you how much about that staff for them to come down here when those kids could go to Tahlequah and Edmond — which is a huge draw — and play football when they're going to Emporia and they want to win,” said El Reno coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger, who played for Higgins and coached alongside him. The Oklahoma ties for Higgins are hard to ignore, too. He coached Northwestern Oklahoma State, becoming the most successful coach in school history, before becoming the offensive coordinator for one season at Northeastern State. His father, Gary Higgins, also coached high school football across the state for 30 years. Offensive coordinator Matt Walter also played at NWOSU. But for some, it's troubling to see an out-of-state school recruit so well. NWOSU landed 19 Oklahoma players, Central Oklahoma signed 18, Southwestern Oklahoma State added 13 and Southern Nazarene inked 12, but schools like NSU (seven), East Central (seven) and Southeastern Oklahoma State (six) seemed well behind. UCO and NSU are even MIAA conference members alongside Emporia State. Higgins, however, was quick to point out that a coaching change at NSU slowing down the recruiting process. “I think they're doing a good job,” Higgins said of UCO and NSU. “I think they're trying to turn their program around. I've been through that time period of trying to turn around a program and it's tough.”
Marquardt, who spent 20 years at Norman, guided the 1970 boy's basketball team to the Class 4A state championship.
Tributes: Legendary Norman High coach Max Marquardt dies at age 78
By SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 10, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Max Marquardt, 78, was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001 for success he enjoyed as a high school basketball and baseball coach. The El Reno native spent 20 years at Norman High School, where he made the Tigers a consistent state basketball tournament participant. He led the 1970 team to the Class 4A state championship, beating Northwest Classen 47-42 with big scorers John Carroll and Joe Simpson providing all but six points. Before compiling a 349-147 record as a coach — which included early career stops at Pauls Valley and Pawhuska — Marquardt attended the University of Central Oklahoma on a basketball scholarship. He was a three-time all-conference player for the Bronchos. Marquardt was also on the school's football, baseball and track and field teams. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway, in Norman. *Stan Johnson Jr., 80, retired in Oklahoma City after 30 years with the Scott Paper Co. He had a life of adventure, whether it was jumping out of airplanes as an Army paratrooper or coaching championship teams in youth football. Sandwiched in between was serving as athletic director at the downtown YMCA in Denver and playing fullback for the University of Wyoming's 1956 Sun Bowl championship football team. Johnson was also an accomplished body builder who won the Mr. Senior Okie title at age 40. *Delman Dennis, 80, of Oklahoma City attended the OU-Texas football game for more than 30 years. A longtime season ticket holder for Sooner football and basketball teams. *Hunter Miller beat cancer at age 4 and as a teen played golf for Jenks middle and high schools. He died at age 20. *Len Sherrell, 78, of Tulsa was a dirt car racing enthusiast. He raced a car for several years until a wreck in 1969 at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee forced him to retire. Sherrell owned a paint and body shop, and he remained in the sport by sponsoring a race car driven by Jackie Howerton, a local standout who also competed on the prestigious U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series. *Chad Roberts, 37, of Jay was a team roper and horse trainer. Served as president of the Grove Roundup Club. *Annie Boland, 60, of Oklahoma City was a member of the Kerr McGee swim team as a youngster. The Northeast High graduate also played competitive tennis. *Jack Lackey, 62, was a seventh-grade geography teacher who coached middle school football and basketball in Yukon. *Tom Taylor, 61, of Bremerton, Wash., was a retired welder at the U.S. Navy shipyard. The native Oklahoman played semi-pro baseball for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in Lawton when it was a state powerhouse. *Lewis Rackley, 88, of Walters was an Army medic during World War II. During down time, he starred as a fast-pitch softball player. After the war, he was hired by Monsanto — which wanted Rackley to pitch for the company softball team. He wound up spending 30 years working for Diamond-Shamrock in Muscle Shoales, Ala., where he retired as chemical plant supervisor. *Alton Livingston, 97, of Frederick graduated from old Hollister High School in 1932. He attended Cameron Junior College in Lawton, where he and brother Denton won a national doubles tennis championship. Alton Livingston served during World War II and then was a farmer by trade. *Unique Barnes of Broken Arrow lost a five-year fight against cancer at age 15. She played the mellophone on football Friday nights for the Pride of Broken Arrow marching band. Her father, Harlan, told the Tulsa World that one of Unique's favorite memories was marching in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. *Bruce Ruby, 84, played baseball for Central High School in Oklahoma City. After graduation, he was offered a contract by the St. Louis Cardinals, but his mother refused to sign off to allow the youngster to play professional baseball. Ruby continued his current job delivering electric bills by bicycle, and he wound up working 43 years for OG&E. He retired in 1987 as the company's supervisor of computer programming. He remained involved in baseball as a youth coach. *James Atkinson, 65, of Edmond was a certified public accountant who worked in the oil and gas industry. He competed in the National Sporting Clays Association, winning the Class A state championship in 2009 and 2011. An avid OU fan who battled pancreatic cancer for three years. *Steve Geddie, 59, of Tulsa, was a youth soccer coach. ... Eileen Carletti Dunn, 91, of Oklahoma City directed the physical education department at Tulsa Webster High School and Oklahoma College for Women. ... Stefan Rushing, 14, of Lawton was a soccer player. ... Larry Hodges, 59, of Oklahoma City attended Western State (Colo.) on a swimming scholarship. ... *Smith Montgomery, 65, of Wilburton worked with the Special Olympics. ... Ted Smith, 67, of Ada was chairman of the Hinton Kiwanis Rodeo. ... George Bowden, 81, of Hugo built race cars. ... Albert Hester, 88, of Choctaw boxed as a teenager. ... Joel McClung, 61, Oklahoma City was an Oklahoma wildlife game warden. ... *Funeral services for legendary Oklahoma race car driver Harold Leep Sr. are 2 p.m. Saturday at Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee. Leep, 81, died Thursday from injuries suffered after falling on the ice at home. Leep was a five-time points champion at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, while also enjoying unprecedented success at other dirt tracks throughout the country. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2004.
The annual All-State game is scheduled Aug. 1 in the Tulsa area.
High schools: Oklahoma Coaches Association announces All-State football rosters
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Jan 27, 2014The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced its All-State football rosters Monday. The All-State game will be played Aug. 1 in the Tulsa area. WEST Coaches: Mike Williams, Anadarko (Head); Stuart Purintun, Kingfisher; Clint Warren, Minco; Justin Merideth, Edmond Memorial. Offense Quarterbacks: Jacob Lewis, McGuinness; Cameron Batson, Millwood; Colton Lindsey, Christian Heritage. Running backs: Michael Warren, Lawton; Landon Nault, Kingfisher; Braden Stringer, Blanchard; Jacob Overton, Minco; Trevor Harris, Laverne. Receivers: Malik Earl, Edmond Santa Fe, Alfonzo McMillian, Millwood; Joe Neece, Cashion. Tight end: Payton Prince, Norman North. Linemen: Tristan Hill, Mustang; Houston Tyler, Southmoore; Logan Parks, Yukon; Blake Finley, Guthrie; Jonathan Higgins, McGuinness; Grant Lee, Clinton; Mildren Montgomery, Douglass. Defense Linemen: Ivan Thomas, Lawton; Brandon Jones, Midwest City; Cade Parker, Norman; Noble Lybrand, Bethany; Gatlin Squires, Kingfisher; Levi Allen, Wynnewood. Linebackers: Mitchell Fritts, Lawton MacArthur; Johnny Jones, Douglass; Carlos Herrera, Hollis, Braden Ruth, Davis; Trenton Grimes, Pond Creek-Hunter. Backs: Kai Callins, Guthrie; Ashton Antwine, Edmond Memorial; Justin Brown, El Reno; Mykel Shaw, Anadarko; Devon Mitchell, Clinton; Cage Kennedy, Plainview. Kicker: Matt Hockett, Norman. EAST Coaches: Bryan Pratt, McAlester (Head); Mike Hedge, Meeker; Duwayne King, Vinita; Brent Marley, Victory Christian. Offense Quarterbacks: Cody Hale, Sand Springs, Coleman Key, Broken Arrow. Running backs: Lawrence Evitt, Wagoner, Jarome Smith, McAlester. Receivers: Slade Nordic, Bartlesville; Caden Pratt, McAlester; Chris Lester, Shawnee; Austin Reed, Broken Arrow; Bradley Campbell, Hilldale, Danny Burke, Metro Christian; Tanner Sweeten, Arkoma; Linemen: Jordan Blue, Talihina; Jason Bradford, Hominy; Dillon Smith, Meeker, Tyler Base, Oologah; David Seagle, Cascia Hall; Connor Wood, Owasso, Chandler Miller, Bixby. Defense Linemen: Skyler Wood, Nowata; Jeremy Smith, Berryhill; Matthew Dreyer, Bixby; Tristan Anderson, Tulsa Union; James Willis, Owasso, Bailey McKay, Sequoyah-Claremore. Linebackers: Carlos Aguilar, Poteau; Coleby Evans, Tulsa Union; Cale Wilson, Sallisaw; Dylan Chance, Commerce; Dalton Shinn, Afton. Backs: Steven Parker, Jenks; Tre Betts, Sand Springs; Jace Pitchford, Poteau; Andrew King, Victory Christian; Taylor Kegley, Pryor; Shamal Evans, Vian; Chase Williams, Wetumka.
Jan 1, 2014
The Oklahoman's annual recap of the most memorable quotes of 2013.
The Oklahoman's top quotes of 2013
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Jan 1, 2014For most people, the end of one year and the beginning of the next is a time of reflection, celebration and promise. Again, that's for most people. Newspaper folks are an odder breed. As night drapes its black cloak one last time over 2013, we look back on a year filled with interviews and speeches, news conferences and prepared statements. We remember words — words that aren't usually our own. By and large, we're not clever enough — or, sometimes, foolish enough — to say much that's memorable. Our sources, on the other hand ... well, sometimes they say a lot. So here they are, The Oklahoman's annual Quotes of the Year. We offer for your consideration the funniest, smartest, meanest, saddest, kindest, most truthful, poignant, shocking and unforgettable statements printed in the newspaper in 2013. We'll be back next December with more. The tornadoes • “Haul ass and pray. That's all you can do.” Michael Roberts, who raced from Carney to Moore to find his daughter Addyson, a first-grader at Plaza Towers Elementary School, when it was struck by a tornado on May 20. • “She was just laying there helpless. All I could do was sit there and hold her. She was already gone. They say she didn't suffer. So I've got to find peace with that.” Laurinda Vargyas, who found her baby girl, Sydnee, dead in a driveway after the May 20 tornado struck their south Oklahoma City home. Vargyas' 4-year-old daughter, Karrina, also was killed. Both girls were torn from their mother's arms by the twister. • “The picture, to me, it represents depending on each other. I needed that hug as much as that kid did. I needed to touch something tangible that was good coming out of that school.” Jim Routon, 47, on the photograph of him hugging his 6-year-old neighbor, Hezekiah Darbon, outside the wreckage of Briarwood Elementary School. The image, shot by Oklahoman photographer Paul Hellstern, became a symbol of hope and tragedy. • “There are 800 different variables that could have happened. I've played it over in my head a billion times, and then you finally come to the realization there's nothing you could have done.” Cody Futrell, whose wife Megan and infant son Case died May 20 when the Moore tornado destroyed the 7-Eleven where they had taken shelter. • “From the forecasters who issued the warnings, to the first responders who dug through the rubble, to the teachers who shielded with their own bodies their students, Oklahomans have inspired us with their love and their courage and their fellowship.” President Barack Obama, in Moore, on May 26. • “I love my location and would 100 percent want to stay here, somewhere on this corner. It's really a 'new beginning' now.” Jenifer Halstead, owner of A New Beginning Florist in Moore, whose store was damaged by the May 20 tornado. • “My love, we're going to die.” Maria Pol Martin, 26, uttering her last words to her husband before the May 31 tornado pulled her and her infant son from their minivan. She and her 17-day-old baby, Rey Chicoj Pol, were among eight people killed by the massive El Reno tornado. Politics • “Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you regret not doing it. I will make you the laughing stock of the Senate if I don't hear that this bill will be heard and passed. We will dig into your past, yoru family, your associates and once we start on you there will be no end to it. This is a promise.” Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart, in an email (with one misspelled word) he sent to state Sen. Cliff Branan. Gerhart admitted he sent the message in an effort to influence legislation; instead, he was charged with two felonies. • “Absolutely nothing. We have found another way to kick the can down the road is what we've done.” Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, one of the primary proponents of forcing Democrats' hand on Obamacare and the budget, on what the government shutdown accomplished. • “It is one of the few areas where the government does it right. It has great leadership and great internal controls.” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, referring to the National Security Agency after leaks by a former contractor that the agency was collecting massive amounts of phone and Internet records. • “It is my belief that U.S. military involvement in Syria's civil war is not in our national interest,” Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City. • “I had a horrible loss eight days ago, losing a son.” Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, on the Senate floor on Nov. 18. • “It was a loss for the nation but to an extent, our family not only lost a president, they lost a colleague and a friend.” Drew Edmondson speaking about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years later. Sports • “They've had the best team in college football. They haven't had the whole best conference. ... You're listening to a lot of propaganda that gets fed to you.” Sooners football coach Bob Stoops, talking in May about the SEC's growing reputation as the best conference in college football. • “As an NFL fan, I have always admired the Washington NFL franchise for its professionalism and excellence. However, like most Native Americans, I find the name of the franchise to be insensitive and offensive.” Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, a Chickasaw, on the Washington Redskins name. • “I want to be the greatest.” Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, speaking in October about what drives him. • “Nobody on the other team, what they got to say about my opinions or anything, I'm not losing sleep over none of that. Because I'm enjoying myself playing this game. I'm blessed to just be in this league. You can bash me. You can bash our team. So what? I mean, at the end of the day, I'm still doing something I love every single day, and I'm fighting for something bigger than myself. And that's a great feeling.” Durant, explaining what he's learned about life in the NBA. Business • “Probably my greatest joy today, as I look out and see you all, is knowing that this company played such a leading role in the transformation of the industry. As a consequence, we have lower energy costs, greater prosperity, cleaner air, less foreign oil and fewer — hopefully no more — foreign entanglements.” Aubrey McClendon, in a farewell speech to his former employees at Chesapeake Energy. McClendon, the company's co-founder and top executive, left the company April 1. • “This thing is going to be a money pit before I get it home.” Dennis Talkington, of Verden, on the 35,000 pound anchor he purchased at a government auction. The anchor cost $2,800 but was going to cost another $2,500 to $2,800 to transport. • “Oklahoma is just crazy, crazy, crazy into Made in Oklahoma.” Garrett Janko, owner of Twister Distillery in Moore, on the demand for locally made products. • “They call it the Super Bowl for women.” Steve Harris, describing An Affair of the Heart, a craft show at State Fair Park. • “We've had that bucket of manure once. We don't need it again.” Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, on Rocketplane, an aerospace company. • “I asked a guy, ‘What would you like on your hot dog?' And he said, ‘Just like Jesus intended it to be!' ... I said, ‘How would that be?'” Gale VanCampen, who works downtown on the Hot Dog OKC cart. Crime and punishment • “My message to the rest of the Legislature would be: You better watch your back. Because if you make the district attorney mad, you may be next.” Former state Rep. Randy Terrill, to reporters, after he was released on bond following a political bribery conviction. • “I'm looking forward today to the future for the first time in a long time.” Former state Sen. Mike Morgan, after being sentenced to five years of probation. Earlier he had been found guilty of accepting $12,000 in bribes to influence legislation. • “The tragedy won't end for the family. I wish I could fix that. I can't.” Canadian County District Judge Gary E. Miller, after sentencing Rebecca Bryan to life in prison without parole. Bryan was convicted of murdering her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan. • “I think Oklahoma, our legislators, and the people in control of all of this are just a bunch of ... damned killers. They want to kill people. They think killing people is a punishment. Why don't we give them life without parole and let God take them in his own good way? But Oklahoma is so damn proud of their death penalty that they're just stupid.” Jim Fowler, son of slaying victim Anna Fowler, whose opinion of the death penalty changed after an innocent man spent 11 years in prison — seven on death row — in his mother's death. The real killer, Ronald Clinton Lott, was executed in December. • “To me, it's not's art-looking. Most of it's just bad.” Brian Maughn, Oklahoma County commissioner for District 2, giving his take on graffiti. • “We're gonna paint until we can't paint no more.” Graffiti artist Merk, while watching his friend, Robert Levering, complete a graffito at the now-defunct 808 Indoor Skate Park. Entertainment • “Vince is great. He's just an Oklahoma, easygoing guy. He's no really big celebrity in his own eyes, I don't think.” Local artist Jack Nortz, who has designed a sculpture of Vince Gill that has been proposed for Bricktown. • “A big part of it is the chance to experience a better world. Gene Roddenberry offered it outstandingly in ‘Star Trek,' which showed not just a future, but the best possible future he could offer. Worlds where good triumphs over evil, dragons are slain, and princesses are saved, all offer an escape.” Jerry Wall, talking about the growth of SoonerCon and other fantasy, comic book and sci-fi conventions. • “There's no way you can actually capture how beautiful it is on a screen. I thought, ‘That's neat, but it's way better than that. It really is.'” Former astronaut John Herrington, a native Oklahoman, on seeing the movie “Gravity” and comparing it to seeing space in person. • “Everyone was confused. The dialogue was unsayable. Everyone just looked as if they were trying to survive the movie.” Actor and author Greg Sestero, talking about his listless performance in “The Room,” a cult film widely regarded as one of the worst movies ever made. • “When I actually remember waking up and being coherent, I remember looking around the room, raising my arm up from under the blanket and saw it was gone.” musician Jake McGehee, who found a way to play the guitar again after losing the lower half of his right arm in a workplace accident. • “Be relentless. Don't let anybody outwork you. I told them the day I signed my record deal, ‘There may be people out-sing or out-write me or sell more tickets than me or more records than me, but they'll never outwork me.' And they never did. There was no one that put in the time that we did.” country singer Toby Keith, offering advice to graduating college students. • “Have they considered Christ's words in Matthew 6:5? Christ never spoke against homosexuals, but he did condemn praying on street corners for the purpose of being seen.” Rachel Irick, the Oklahoma City Theatre Company's artistic director, responding to a prayer vigil organized in opposition to the staging of the play “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a biblical satire with homosexual themes. • “Writing a book is like riding the Colorado River; you're not in charge. You're just riding the rapids and trying to survive.” Kevin Fedarko, relating the lesson he learned from completing his first nonfiction book, “The Emerald Mile.” Miscellaneous • “We don't talk like we're going to lose one or both of them. Even to each other, we talk like we're going to have two babies. I don't think we want to even think that.” Jenni Ezell, whose sons — conjoined at the abdomen — underwent successful separation surgery in August. The odds were against both surviving. • “Before this one, I never had a Christmas. My mother was always trying to pay the bills. ... There was never any Christmas dinner or Christmas gifts under the tree.” Tyler, a Douglass High School student, who is one of about 28 teenagers in the Supporting Kids in Independent Living program run by Youth Services for Oklahoma County. • “Everything I've been through has created the person that I am today and, being where I'm at now, I wouldn't take any of it back. I hated it at the time, I struggled through it, but if I didn't go through it I wouldn't be where I am today.” Tara Simmons, a former foster child who has defied the odds to graduate from college. Contributing: Staff writers Graham Brewer, Chris Casteel, Nolan Clay, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Jason Kersey, Andrew Knittle, Paul Monies, Jennifer Palmer, Matt Price and Ken Raymond