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Nov 11, 2015
The link to a story by the Broken Arrow Ledger began to circulate among Mustang players on social media Wednesday, mostly because of a quote from a Broken Arrow player suggesting last year’s win by Mustang was a fluke.
High school notebook: Mustang-Broken Arrow rivalry brewing?
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Nov 11, 2015With their third consecutive playoff meeting on tap, Mustang and Broken Arrow might be developing a bit of a postseason rivalry. The link to a story by the Broken Arrow Ledger began to circulate among Mustang players on social media Wednesday, mostly because of a quote from a Broken Arrow player suggesting last year's win by Mustang was a fluke. “I feel like this is destiny for us to see them again this year,” Broken Arrow senior Sammy Akem told the Ledger. “We want to show them last year was just a fluke.” Multiple Mustang players and fans reposted the link to the story on social media Wednesday, quoting Akem's words, “last year was just a fluke.” Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett rushed for all three Mustang touchdowns in last year's 22-19 win at Broken Arrow. The Tigers won 43-20 at Mustang in 2013. Second-ranked Broken Arrow (9-1) hosts the No. 6 Broncos (7-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. WIN-WIN WEEK RAISES $60,000 The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association annual Win-Win Week raised $60,000 this fall, OSSAA assistant director Amy Cassell said at Wednesday's board meeting. The total brings the six-year total for the event to $580,000. Win-Win Week is an annual collaborative effort of the OSSAA and the Stephenson Cancer Center. It is used to showcase cancer awareness and prevention among high school students, who use their athletic events for the cause. ALL-CITY BASKETBALL PREVIEWS THURSDAY With no football games on the schedule Thursday night, fans can get a look at some of Oklahoma City's top basketball players in action at the All-City Conference Preview scrimmages. Games will begin at 3 p.m. at John Marshall and 5 at Douglass, which will host the championship game at the end of the night. DEPEW'S QUINONES RUNS WILD In a win that helped Depew close out a 9-1 regular season, running back Steve Quinones piled up an impressive stat line last Friday. The sophomore rushed for 389 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries, eclipsing the 2,200-yard mark for the season. Depew defeated South Coffeyville 58-40 to seal up a home playoff game this week. Tenth-ranked Depew will host Weleetka at 7:30 p.m. Friday. COLLEGE POSTCARD: MOORE GRAD SHIELDS WINS HONOR AT ST. GREG'S Moore High product Richard Shields was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in three games last week for St. Gregory's University in Shawnee. The 6-foot-3 senior guard averaged 24.0 points and 5.7 rebounds as SGU went 2-1 on the week. He made 50.0 percent of his field-goal tries and 78.6 percent of his free throws. SANTA FE SOUTH WINS ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP Santa Fe South won the SandRidge Energy Youth Rowing League Championship, hosted by OKC Riversport, last weekend. Santa Fe South won the event with a time of 1:47.3, just ahead of Oklahoma School of Science and Math at 1:47.7. ASTEC Charter was third at 1:50. Northwest Classen, U.S. Grant and Roosevelt Middle School also competed. The Youth Rowing League is open to all middle schools and high schools, and the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation is currently seeking additional teams for the spring season.
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 31, 2015
Jamall Shaw ran for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 2 Broken Arrow rallied in the second half to defeat Edmond Santa Fe, 28-27. Shaw, who now has a Broken Arrow school record with 3,461 career rushing yards, led the Tigers back from a 27-14 halftime deficit. Santa Fe's Darran Williams scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving to give the Wolves the 13-point halftime...
High school football roundup: No. 2 Broken Arrow edges Edmond Santa Fe
From Staff Reports | Oct 31, 2015Jamall Shaw ran for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns as No. 2 Broken Arrow rallied in the second half to defeat Edmond Santa Fe, 28-27. Shaw, who now has a Broken Arrow school record with 3,461 career rushing yards, led the Tigers back from a 27-14 halftime deficit. Santa Fe's Darran Williams scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving to give the Wolves the 13-point halftime advantage. Williams rushed for 196 yards in the game, 146 of which came in the first half. Daviaun Bowler had a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as the Wolves scored all 27 of their points in the second quarter. JENKS BLANKS EDMOND MEMORIAL One week after a 16-game winning streak was snapped against Broken Arrow, Jenks' Rueben Thompson rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 40-0 victory over Edmond Memorial In claiming its second shutout in the last four games, Jenks' defense limited Edmond Memorial to just 48 yards of total offense. McGUINNESS' MULLINS, GOE TEAM UP FOR 3 SCORES Quarterback Jacob Mullins threw three touchdown passes to junior wide receiver Rubell Goe as Bishop McGuinness trounced Western Heights, 42-0. Mullins and Goe connected on touchdown passes of 30, 18 and 1 yard. It was Goe's only three receptions of the game. Zach Segell returned a punt 63 yards for an Irish score and Kolby Mendenhall added a 34-yard touchdown run. Mendenhall rushed for 127 yards on eight carries. McGuinness (7-2) out-gained Western Heights on the ground 285-67. JOHNS SCORES FIVE TDs IN HENNESSEY ROUT Hennessey's Tabor Johns carried the ball only 10 times Friday night against Newkirk, but scored on half of them. The senior running back rushed for 194 yards and five touchdowns as Hennessey shut out Newkirk, 40-0. Johns had touchdown runs of 1, 55, 30, 35 and 10 yards. He also recorded nine tackles at middle linebacker for the Eagles, now 6-3. Dillon Joyce scored the Eagles' other touchdown on a 2-yard-run. Hennessey outrushed Newkirk 311-71. HALSTEAD LEADS MINCO TO VICTORY Tucker Halstead rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns as Minco rolled over Community Christian, 40-0. Halstead carried the ball 23 times in the game and scored on runs of 6 and 15 yards. Dayon Johnson rushed for 67 yards on four carries and also scored twice, on runs of 13 and 35 yards. The Bulldogs (8-1) out-rushed Community Christian 273 to 0. HARMAN, HAMPTON HAVE BIG GAMES FOR CASHION Quarterback Matt Harman tossed six touchdown passes as Cashion cruised to a 52-21 victory over Watonga. Harman was 17 of 26 in the game for 403 yards. Josh Hampton grabbed 13 of those 17 completions, including five touchdown receptions. Hampton finished his big night with 318 yards receiving and touchdown catches of 63, 11, 34, 20 and 14 yards. Dillon Dean returned a fumble 65 yards for Cashion's first score. Blakley Liebman scored twice for the Wildcats on a 19 yard touchdown pass from Harman and a 11-yard run. Cashion improved to 7-2 on the season. CHOCTAW POUNDS U.S. GRANT Choctaw returned two punts for touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets pasted U.S. Grant, 58-8. Sean Thompson returned a punt 50 yards for a second quarter touchdown and Shannon Overstreet later took a punt back 62 yards in the third quarter for another score. Both Thompson and Overstreet scored twice in the game. Thompson had a 4-yard touchdown run in the first period. Overstreet also scored in the third on 40-yard interception return. Tyrell Bell had touchdown runs of 45 and 30 yards in the first period for Choctaw as the Yellow Jackets led 20-0 after the opening quarter. BRONCHOS TOPPLE MOUNT ST. MARY Bethany senior running backs Cole Pinion and Dakota Snow each rushed for two touchdowns as Bethany bounced Mount St. Mary, 40-20. Senior quarterback Bryton Schmitt rushed for one touchdown and passed for another, a 9-yard scoring toss to Landon Stout, as the Bronchos improved to 7-2 on the season. Austin Copeland had two touchdown receptions from Brooks Sherman for Mount St. Mary. NOLEN THROWS 4 TD PASSES FOR MEEKER Meeker's Michael Nolen tossed four touchdown passes — two to Levi Bagwell and two to Justin Keith — as the Bulldogs downed previously unbeaten and third-ranked John Marshall, 42-28. Nolen and Bagwell also rushed for touchdowns. Bagwell's 8-yard scoring run in the fourth period broke a 28-28 tie. Meeker improved to 7-2 on the season while the Bears fell to 8-1. HERITAGE HALL ROLLS PAST KINGFISHER Tevin McDaniel rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Blake Adams connected with Santana Randle for two scoring strikes as Heritage Hall blasted Kingfisher, 45-7. McDaniel had touchdown runs of 64 and 17 yards while Randle had touchdown receptions of 74 and 49 yards. Top-ranked Heritage Hall stayed unbeaten, improving to 9-0 this season.
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 26, 2015
Haws, a senior linebacker, has been hospitalized since Friday night when he broke three vertebrae in his neck and back during a football game at Blanchard. The injury required emergency surgery at the OU Medicine trauma center in Oklahoma City.
High school notebook: Bethany's Hudson Haws shows more improvement Monday
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 26, 2015Injured Bethany football player Hudson Haws showed another significant sign of improvement on Monday when his breathing strengthened to the point that he could be taken off a ventilator. Haws, a senior linebacker, has been hospitalized since Friday night when he broke three vertebrae in his neck and back during a football game at Blanchard. The injury required emergency surgery at the OU Medicine trauma center in Oklahoma City. He still has no feeling or movement below his chest, but his arm strength has improved in the last couple of days. Being taken off the breathing machine is a major step. As the swelling in his spinal cord continues to recede, it will become easier for doctors to determine the extent of the injury to his spinal cord. LAWTON MAC'S FIAILOA INVITED TO POLYNESIAN ALL-AMERICAN BOWL Lawton MacArthur offensive lineman T.J. Fiailoa was invited to play in the annual Polynesian All-American Bowl game. The game is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2016, at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, Calif. Fiailoa said he has not accepted the invitation yet. “It means a lot,” Fiailoa said. “My family is proud, and I'm just humbled to be recognized. It's not one of those big bowls like Under Armour, but as a Samoan it means a lot.” Fiailoa is one of the top offensive linemen in the state. He holds scholarship offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, Stephen F. Austin and Utah State. He's ranked No. 27 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 rankings of the state's top college recruits for the 2016 class. The event is sponsored by the Aiga Foundation, a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, assists student-athletes from across the mainland United States, Hawaii and American Samoa in acquiring football athletic scholarships. Aiga means “family” in the Samoan language. RECORD CHASE UPDATE It's rare to have one quarterback challenge a state record, but this season two quarterbacks are chasing former Atoka star L.T. Pfaff's record of 11,357 career passing yards. On Friday, that mark was eclipsed by Locust Grove's Mason Fine, who threw for 457 yards to bring his career total to 11,658 yards. He also holds the career mark for touchdowns. Next up is Victory Christian's Keats Calhoon, who sits 342 yards away from Pfaff's mark. Each week, The Oklahoman will update the chase between Fine and Calhoon. Mason Fine, Locust Grove Total entering week: 11,201 This week: 457 Career total: 11,658 Yards past record: 301 Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian Total entering week: 10,672 This week: 343 Career total: 11,015 Yards to Pfaff: 342 BRAD DALKE NAMED ALL-AMERICAN FOR FIFTH TIME Though he's been in college for two months now, Brad Dalke added one more record to his decorated junior golf career on Monday. The Oklahoma freshman and Hobart native was selected a first-team Rolex Junior All-American on Monday, his fifth time to receive the honor. He's the first player ever to be a first-team selection five times. Dalke concluded his illustrious high school career by winning the Junior PGA Championship in August. He already has a top-10 finish and a stroke average of 72.4 through four college tournaments. Edmond North's Austin Eckroat and Norman's Yujeong Son were second-team All-American selections. SOFTBALL ALL-DISTRICT 6A-2 TEAM ANNOUNCED The All-District team for District 6A-2 was recently announced with Putnam City standout Alexis Perry taking home the top honor of Player of the Year. Perry is verbally committed to Nebraska. Putnam City North's Stephanie Giggers was named Pitcher of the Year. Mustang's Mackenzie Donihoo and Westmoore's Sydnee Ramsey were named the offensive and defensive players of the year. First-year Mustang coach Jamie Roberts was named the Coach of the Year after leading Mustang to the Class 6A state tournament. Here is a full breakdown of the team: Player of the Year: Alexis Perry, Putnam City Pitcher of the Year: Stephanier Giggers, Putnam North Offensive Player of the Year: Mackenzie Donihoo, Mustang Defensive Player of the Year: Sydnee Ramsey, Westmoore Coach of the Year: Jamie Roberts, Mustang FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Kylie Dodson, Mustang; Makayla Jackson, Putnam City; Mckenzie Smith, Westmoore Catcher: Madison Perrigan, Mustang; Hannah Salmon, Putnam City First base: Julie Minter, Edmond North Second base: Josie Tofpi, Westmoore Third base: Alexus Bailey, Putnam North Shortstop: Caleigh Stevenson, Midwest City Outfield: Mason Andrews, Westmoore; Taunna Jefferies, Midwest City; Lorren Kromer, Putnam North Utility: Brookyln Sparkman, Mustang; Ashtyn Crouch, Edmond North; Kennedy Thomas, Edmond North; Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial; Kendall Murphy, Edmond Memoriall Ashlynn Williams, Midwest City HONORABLE MENTION Mustang: Lexi Vargas, Zoe Jones, Audrie Morrison Putnam North: Caroline Hamblin, Kelsie Villabos, Meridee Lawson Westmoore: Alanna Leisy, Erycka Pierce, Bailey Gilliam Edmond Memorial: Crimson Davis, Karsen Heron Edmond North: Kamri Heath, Amy Crabaugh, Katlyn Jones, Jillian Helsley Putnam City: Danielle Stover, Jessica Holt, Sara Price Midwest City: Kylie McCoy, Kierra Williams, Maddi Thompson U.S. Grant: Lexi Merino
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors held their monthly meeting Wednesday, and they did not discuss the scrutinized prayer policy. OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley also declined to comment following the meeting. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in response...
High school sports: Prayer policy not discussed at OSSAA meeting
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 8, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors held their monthly meeting Wednesday, and they did not discuss the scrutinized prayer policy. OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley also declined to comment following the meeting. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in response to a legislator's complaint about the school prayer ban. The OSSAA's policy prohibits publicly recited prayers at playoff games and championship events. It was adopted in 1992 and revised in June to comply with a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court decision. The OSSAA is not required to follow Pruitt's opinion and said in a statement Tuesday that the policy will remain in effect while the opinion is reviewed. UPDATE ON CAPITOL HILL Oklahoma City Public Schools athletic director Keith Sinor said Wednesday that he hopes both U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill football programs are back in district play in two years. Sinor delivered an update on the school's progress as part of an agreement with the OSSAA to allow U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill to not compete for four years in district play while rebuilding the program. “It is early, but with the numbers we've had coming out, with the successes we've had at the middle school level, the excitement around the community, our hope is that we'll be back playing at the end of this proposal,” Sinor said. “That's our hope.” He talked for 15 minutes before both Capitol Hill coach James Whitley and U.S. Grant coach Andy Chishko spoke. Both coaches and Sinor said injuries have decreased. Sinor said there has been an increase of participation at the middle school level and for both high school teams, but retention still remains an issue. He said OKCPS' two-week fall break has hindered the progress at times. Some players on each team do not return to the team following the break from school. Sinor also said the programs still struggle to fill a full schedule, but have been playing small schools and junior varsity teams. U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill also have new coaches this season for a third straight season. SWIMMING STATE TO JENKS The swimming state championships are heading east. The OSSAA board of directors unanimously approved the Jenks Aquatic Center as the host for the Class 5A and Class 6A meet on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. The meet was held at the Edmond Aquatic Center the past two years. Before that, Jenks hosted the previous two years. Jenks also hosts the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State swim meet each summer. SOCCER DISTRICTS AMENDED The OSSAA amended soccer districts for the next two seasons Wednesday in an effort to balance out the districts. The OSSAA had to move three Class 6A teams on the west side of the state to an east district. Deer Creek, Putnam North and Westmoore are all headed to that district. Mustang had been recommended for the district by coaches.
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 17, 2015
Moore’s last victory came on Sept. 27, 2013, against U.S. Grant, a downtrodden program no longer competing in Class 6A football.
High school football: Moore beats Norman 19-6 to end 18-game losing streak
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 17, 2015NORMAN — With the entire student section surrounding him, Moore defensive lineman Myles Brown searched for the words to describe not only the celebration, but a feeling the school had not felt since 2013. “It's been a long time, a long time, long time,” he said. “We needed this win very badly.” The Lions got a burst of offense in the third quarter with two touchdowns to aid a strong defensive effort in a 19-6 victory Thursday over Norman at Harve Collins Field that snapped an 18-game losing streak. Moore's last victory came on Sept. 27, 2013, against U.S. Grant, a downtrodden program no longer competing in Class 6A district competition as part of a four-year agreement with the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to help rebuild. This victory was a display of the strides Moore has made under second-year coach Paul Hix, who admitted the water cooler dumped over him was well worth the wait. “It was cold,” he said. “It was very cold, but I'll take it.” Moore quarterback Josh Detweiler returned after missing Week 2 with a concussion and led the offense to two touchdowns in the second half to seal the game, including a 21-yard touchdown pass to Daryan Houser with 54 seconds remaining in the third quarter to make it 19-0. On the previous possession, Detweiler led an 87-yard, 16-play drive that was completed by a 20-yard TD run by Dorian Pierce. The drive, which lasted 5 minutes, 48 seconds, initially looked to stall after three plays, but a quarterback sneak by Detweiler on fourth-and-inches from Norman's 23 extended the drive. “We were struggling to get to the end zone,” Pierce said. “We knew that we could beat them and be the better team, but we were beating ourselves. We were making little mistakes so we just had to pull together.” Detweiler finished 7 of 21 for 91 yards. He also rushed for 62 yards on six carries. Pierce carried the ball 17 times for 49 yards. Moore (1-2) limited Norman to 98 total yards in the first half and 194 overall. Brown was huge in the first half, recording multiple tackles in the backfield along with a key sack. “It was attack, attack, attack,” he said. “I just felt good on that one.” Norman (0-3) got a 3-yard run by Dillon Dougherty, who finished with 105 yards on 23 carries, with 3:08 remaining. Moore led 6-0 at halftime after two field goals from Dalton Witherspoon. It wasn't until they got up 19-0 that they started to realize they were nearing the end of a streak entering next week's district matchup with rival Southmoore. Hix said he already told his players the win is just a boost moving forward. “Honestly, for me it's just a win, just another game because my plans are so much longer than this,” Hix said. “This is just one win we hope springboards us into many more. At the end of the day, it counts and we broke a streak, but it doesn't count for the playoffs and that's what we're working for.”
Sep 17, 2015
Coker and Young are still on the stage. The two men who more than anyone would vie for the title of Mr. Oklahoma Football still are coaching. The old war horses are front and center Saturday. Coker will be in Stillwater, as head coach of the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. Young will be in Norman, as defensive coordinator of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
Coker & Young have seen half a century of our state's football
BY BERRY TRAMEL | Sep 17, 2015The year Larry Coker graduated high school, 1966, he enrolled in summer school at OSU. Planned to go out for Henry Iba's basketball team. Bill Young already was on campus. A linebacker on Phil Cutchin's football team. Played on the '65 team that ended the Cowboys' 19-game Bedlam losing streak and on the '66 team that beat OU again. Long time ago. Half a century ago. Lot of ballgames under the bridge in 50 years. The game has changed. Uniforms have changed. Stadiums have changed. Twenty-year-olds have changed. This has not changed. Coker and Young are still on the stage. The two men who more than anyone would vie for the title of Mr. Oklahoma Football still are coaching. The old war horses are front and center Saturday. Coker will be in Stillwater, as head coach of the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. Young will be in Norman, as defensive coordinator of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Both Coker and Young have served as coordinators at all three major schools in Oklahoma. Both coached memorable high school teams in the ‘70s, Young as Mike Little's defensive coordinator at Putnam West and Coker as head coach of Fairfax's back-to-back Class B state champions. Both went on to coach at schools like Miami (both, different times) and Ohio State (both, same time). Young coordinated an Orange Bowl defense at Kansas. Coker was head coach of Miami's 2001 national champions, as good a pick as any as the greatest college team of all time. Both have had their disappointments. Young has the dubious distinction of being fired by both OU and OSU; the former by the incompetent John Blake in 1997, the latter by Mike Gundy in 2012 a year after the Cowboys won the Big 12 title. Coker was fired by Gary Gibbs in 1992, then fired by Miami in 2006 despite a 60-15 record. It happens. Stay in coaching half a century, you're going to get dinged. They've retained their dignity the entire way. Young is a low-key stoic in a world of wild-man defensive coaches. Coker ranks with Bill Hancock as the nicest guy in state sports history. To these guys, it's well worth it to still be in the game. “I really enjoy it,” said Young, who was at Yukon High School last season, his only head coaching job in 47 years in the profession. “I enjoy the camaraderie with other coaches and players. It's a challenge. I was off there for 11 months (much of the 2013 season). Gosh, I was bored to tears.” Coker was off for three years, did a little television work, then jumped at the chance to return to the sport he embraced that summer of '66. Coker found out he had no business trying to play hoops for Henry Iba, so he transferred to Connors Junior College. Connors dropped football while Coker was there, so he transferred to Northeastern State in Tahlequah. Played football, went into coaching and soon enough was turning the Fairfax Red Devils into a state power. “Wouldn't trade my experience at Fairfax for anything,” Coker said. “Been a terrific journey for me. Wouldn't trade it for much of anything.” These guys have seen it all in Oklahoma football. Coached with or against most of the biggest names on our state's gridirons. Young played against OU teams coached by Gomer Jones, Jim Mackenzie and Chuck Fairbanks. Coached against OU teams led by Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops. Coached with Blake. Young played for Cutchin. Coached for Jim Stanley. Coached against Jimmy Johnson, Pat Jones, Bob Simmons, Les Miles and Gundy. Coached with Gundy. Coker coached against Switzer and Gibbs, coached for Gibbs and Jones, coached against Johnson and Jones, and coached for Gundy. And both Young and Coker coached for John Cooper in the salad days of Tulsa football in the 1980s. “I've been here a long time, so I know a little bit about” football in the state of Oklahoma, said the understated Young, who graduated from U.S. Grant High School in 1964. Coker, of course, coordinated the great OSU offense of 1988, which featured the eventual Heisman Trophy winner in Barry Sanders and a brash junior quarterback named Mike Gundy. Coker brought his Roadrunners to Stillwater last season, an afternoon that he admits was a little weird. After all, a guy who remembers Gallagher Hall circa 1966 and old Lewis Stadium would be transfixed by the palaces in place today. “It was a strange feeling,” Coker said of that 43-13 OSU victory. “Things are so different now. Got such a great facility. Last time I was there, I had Mike as a quarterback. Seeing him on other side as a head football coach was a strange feeling. I have a special feeling in my mind for Stillwater.” And all Oklahomans who have a fondness for the gridiron should have a special feeling for these ancients, the 67-year-old Coker and the 69-year-old Young, who have experienced a half century of Oklahoma football and have done it not just with success, but with class. Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at newsok.com/berrytramel.
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2...
High school notebook: OSSAA approves 2016-17 Class 6A, 5A baseball districts
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2 Choctaw, Edmond Santa Fe, Lawton, Midwest City, Putnam West, Southmoore, U.S. Grant, Yukon District 3 Broken Arrow, Deer Creek, Edmond North, Jenks, Ponca City, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Tulsa Washington District 4 Bartlesville, Bixby, Enid, Moore, Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa Union Class 5A District 1 Del City, Guthrie, Guymon, Noble, Northwest Classen, Piedmont, Shawnee, Woodward District 2 Altus, Ardmore, Carl Albert, Duncan, El Reno, Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Western Heights District 3 Coweta, Durant, McAlester, Pryor, Tahlequah, Tulsa East Central*, Tulsa Edison, Tulsa Kelley District 4 Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, McGuinness, Skiatook, Southeast, Tulsa Hale, Tulsa Memorial *Tulsa East Central is not playing baseball in 2015-16 school year. Should it return in 2016-17, it would be placed in District 3. JOHN MARSHALL PLANNING REUNION FOR 1995 TITLE TEAM At halftime of its game against Centennial on Friday night at Taft Stadium, John Marshall will honor its 1995 state championship team. The 1995 Bears, coached by legendary Clyde Ellis, defeated Lawton MacArthur 21-7 for the Class 5A state title. Justin Matthews, who rushed for 310 yards and all three John Marshall TDs in the title game, is among the players expected to be in attendance. Also among the former Bears expected to attend are Willie Grissom, Tango McCauley, Sean Love, Jeff Leep, Lee Lee Sutter, Antonio Jones, Antonio Fuller, Joshua Coats, Toby Heinrich, Julian Lewis and Bernard Rhome. The 1995 title was the second of the school's two football championships, the first coming in 1963. Friday's John Marshall-Centennial game is scheduled to kick off at 7. OSSAA EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS The OSSAA extended its agreement with Special Olympics Oklahoma for one more year and made a donation of $2,500 to the organization. An agreement was reached last year with the organization to make the donation along with donating equipment such as soccer balls left over from state championship events. EDMOND MEMORIAL'S MAMMEN COMMITS TO EMPORIA STATE Edmond Memorial senior linebacker Zeke Mammen verbally committed to Division II Emporia State (Kan.) earlier this week. Mammen announced his decision on Twitter, saying he was “very blessed” to commit to the school. Mammen had 80 tackles, two sacks and an interception as a junior. As a sophomore, he had 34 tackles and two sacks in a limited role. In last week's loss to Southmoore, he recorded 14 tackles and a sack.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 9, 2015
The organization’s board of directors unanimously approved the districts for the 2017 and 2018 seasons after voting against a last-minute proposal from Edmond Public Schools athletic director Mike Nunley to restore 32 teams to Class 6A.
High school football: OSSAA board denies Class 6A proposal, approves new districts
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 9, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association finally brought to close perhaps its most difficult football district realignment in years Wednesday afternoon. The organization's board of directors unanimously approved the districts for the 2017 and 2018 seasons after voting against a last-minute proposal from Edmond Public Schools athletic director Mike Nunley to restore 32 teams to Class 6A. Nunley's request was to remove both U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill from the average daily membership numbers used to classify schools and abide by the OSSAA rule that requires Class 6A to be the top 32 football-playing schools. He had the support of 20 other school districts on his presentation — including Class 5A members Carl Albert and Del City. Ultimately, the OSSAA voted 10-3 against Nunley's proposal and then made some changes to the districts proposed from the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association, but only due to geographic concerns. Del City remains west due to Claremore returning to Class 5A after it initially delayed the districts' approval last month with a protest. Claremore is in District 5A-4. The OSSAA also corrected the split of Guymon and Woodward, which were initially in opposite districts despite being the only schools in close proximity. The biggest changes came in the small schools with Wilson being granted permission to move to eight-man football. That left Class 2A with one six-team district — District 5. Class B is also comprised of 44 schools, while Class C is just 32. With the new realignment, Class 6A-I District 1 and Class 6A-II District 2 each feature just seven teams due to U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill not playing a district schedule per their four-year agreement with the OSSAA. That leaves those schools searching for an extra game, and Nunley said that's incredibly difficult considering the size of each school along with monetary issues despite the addition of Week Zero. “A home football game generates a tremendous amount of revenue that helps us support many other programs,” Nunley told the board. “I don't know a lot of 5A teams that want to play Jenks, Union, Broken Arrow or Edmond Santa Fe on a good year.” Mustang superintendent Sean McDaniel was in favor of the proposal and made a motion to move two schools playing 11-man football up a class. McDaniel doesn't feel it's in the best interest of 6A schools to have an open date between Weeks 4 and 10. "In my opinion, that's the worst time to have an open date or to scramble to try to find someone to fill the slot that may not be competitive or a lot of travel involved that's disruptive,” McDaniel said.
Sep 8, 2015
Edmond Public Schools Athletic Director Mike Nunley is set to make a presentation Wednesday that could reshape the proposed football districts even more. Nunley said he will present to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors as a representative of Class 6A athletic directors to examine the implications of a seven-team district in each Class 6A division happening...
Edmond's Mike Nunley to ask OSSAA to examine Class 6A football districting
Jacob Unruh | Sep 8, 2015Edmond Public Schools Athletic Director Mike Nunley is set to make a presentation Wednesday that could reshape the proposed football districts even more. Nunley said he will present to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors as a representative of Class 6A athletic directors to examine the implications of a seven-team district in each Class 6A division happening the next two years. The board is scheduled to vote on the proposed football districts for 2016 and 2017 later in the meeting, and that comes after a month-long delay due to Claremore’s protest of the way the average daily membership of Emerson High School was counted among Oklahoma City Public Schools. The OSSAA Board of Directors ultimately determined the Emerson ADM to be spread to each school of the system depending on where each student would be eligible. That moved Capitol Hill to Class 6A Division II, but also moved U.S. Grant to Class 6A-I. Both schools are playing an independent schedule for the time being under an agreement with the OSSAA to work to rebuild the programs.
Sep 4, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA...
Week 1 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan. Central 14 CHOCTAW 28, Sapulpa 20 TULSA UNION 38, Southlake Carroll 35 DEER CREEK 34, Stillwater 27 MUSTANG 31, Yukon 20 Class 5A Altus 35, VERNON, TEXAS 20 Anadarko 45, CHICKASHA 14 Ardmore 21, ADA 20 Carl Albert 30, EL RENO 6 Fort Gibson 42, TAHLEQUAH 16 Guthrie 28, DUNCAN 24 GUYMON 21, Hugoton, Kan. 14 John Marshall 49, NORTHWEST 12 McGuinness 28, SHAWNEE 27 Miami 17, GROVE 13 Noble 21, TECUMSEH 7 SKIATOOK 42, Piedmont 10 Poteau 27, DURANT 7 WEATHERFORD 35, Southeast 20 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Kelley 20 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA CENTRAL 6 Wagoner 28, COWETA 27 Western Heights 44, U.S. GRANT 12 Class 4A Berryhill 21, GLENPOOL 17 IOWA PARK, TEXAS 28, Cache 7 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 10 SALLISAW 33, Catoosa 20 Cushing 38, BRISTOW 7 HENNESSEY 28, Elgin 6 Kingfisher 24, WOODWARD 12 McLoud 40, BETHEL 10 Metro Christian 28, TULSA NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 27, Pauls Valley 24 HARRAH 32, Seminole 28 Stilwell 36, SPIRO 31 Tulsa McLain 28, MANNFORD 6 Tuttle 34, BLANCHARD 18 BROKEN BOW 30, Valliant 8 Vinita 24, JAY 6 Class 3A Adair 48, SPERRY 8 HEAVENER 28, Atoka 24 Bethany 35, MARLOW 20 PERRY 17, Blackwell 14 Checotah 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Crooked Oak 12 NOWATA 28, Dewey 6 KINGSTON 28, Dickson 7 BEGGS 21, Eufaula 14 Henryetta 21, MORRIS 20 Idabel 42, HUGO 8 Inola 35, CHELSEA 12 Kiefer 42, KELLYVILLE 14 WESTVILLE 28, Lincoln, Ark. 24 Lone Grove 35, MARIETTA 7 TISHOMINGO 17, Madill 14 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21, Okemah 14 CHANDLER 48, Okmulgee 28 MEEKER 27, Prague 22 LINDSAY 21, Purcell 20 Sanger, Texas 42, PLAINVIEW 34 Seq. Claremore 26, PERKINS 20 HILLDALE 28, Stigler 12 Verdigris 27, PAWHUSKA 6 Victory Christian 49, KANSAS 7 Wynnewood 35, SULPHUR 12 Class 2A COLCORD 28, Afton 8 THOMAS 31, Alva 7 Antlers 21, SAVANNA12 Barnsdall 33, CANEY VALLEY 6 Central Sallisaw 17, POCOLA 14 STRATFORD 34, Coalgate 12 MINCO 44, Dibble 16 WELLSTON 22, Drumright 14 Electra, Texas 28, FREDERICK 20 WYANDOTTE 42, Fairland 12 Haskell 27, KETCHUM 22 Hobart 10, MANGUM 7 Hulbert 33, PORTER 12 Morrison 30, PAWNEE 14 Mounds 18, LIBERTY 6 CHISHOLM 28, Okeene 14 Quapaw 20, OKLAHOMA UNION 12 Oklahoma Chr. 35, RINGLING 18 Stroud 28, COMMERCE 6 LUTHER 42, Tonkawa 7 TALIHINA 45, Wilburton 16 WALTERS 35, Wilson 0 Class A Beaver 35, STANTON CO. KAN. 6 Cashion 56, YALE 6 SNYDER 28, Central Marlow 7 HOOKER 20, Elkhart, Kan. 14 ELMORE CITY 31, Empire 12 Healdton 17, WAYNE 12 Hinton 28, WATONGA 20 Hollis 30, WELLINGTON, TEXAS 17 Konawa 14, QUINTON 7 COMMUNITY CHR. 24, Okla. Christian Aca. 17 FAIRVIEW 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 CROSSINGS CHR. 34, Rejoice Christian 28 APACHE 35, Rush Springs 12 CORDELL 35, Sayre 7 BOOKER, TEXAS 28, Texhoma 21 SUMMIT CHR. 22, Warner 20 Class B Alex 56, CADDO 6 Allen 42, WETUMKA 28 Bluejacket 52, WELCH 6 ARKOMA 54, Bokoshe 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Bray-Doyle 0 WAUKOMIS 38, Buffalo 8 STROTHER 42, Canadian 12 Depew 56, HAILEYVILLE 6 OAKS 44, Gans 16 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Laverne 48, BOISE CITY 28 CYRIL 34, Life Christian 6 Merritt 40, CORN BIBLE 18 CHEROKEE 50, Pioneer 0 TIMBERLAKE 34, Ringwood 32 Sasakwa 28, MACOMB 20 SEILING 46, Sharon-Mutual 36 South Coffeyville 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 6 TURPIN 34, Tyrone 14 RYAN 30, Waurika 24 Webbers Falls 40, PORUM 12 DAVENPORT 56, Weleetka 32 DEWAR 52, Woodland 6 Class C Balko 34, MOSCOW, KAN. 6 SW COVENANT 48, Destiny Christian 34 WAYNOKA32, Duke 20 TIPTON 28, Fox 24 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Midway 38 Regent Prep 42, PRUE 8 Shattuck 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 Thackerville 38, TEMPLE 34 Wesleyan Christian 34, COPAN 12 Saturday's Games Class 3A Lincoln Christian 35, Davis 21 (at Choctaw) Jones28, Vian 13 (at Choctaw) *Home team in CAPS
A change in the average daily membership Tuesday bumped Capitol Hill to Class 6A and also bumped U.S. Grant up a class in football for the next two years. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the official ADM after a near month-long delay due to an appeal from Claremore based on the participation of Emerson High School student-athletes at other Oklahoma City schools in...
High school sports: Capitol Hill, U.S. Grant bumped up in new OSSAA ADM
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 1, 2015A change in the average daily membership Tuesday bumped Capitol Hill to Class 6A and also bumped U.S. Grant up a class in football for the next two years. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the official ADM after a near month-long delay due to an appeal from Claremore based on the participation of Emerson High School student-athletes at other Oklahoma City schools in the past. Now settled, Capitol Hill moves to Class 6A and U.S. Grant moves to Class 6A Division I for football while Claremore drops to Class 5A and Enid remains in Class 6A Division II in football. Football and baseball districts will not be approved until next week's board meeting. And football's initial districts will undergo some significant changes with both Capitol Hill and U.S. Grant not competing in OSSAA district play due to an agreement with the organization. With both schools now in each of the Class 6A divisions, each class will have seven-team districts that leave schools with an extra non-district opponent or bye week. “With us going to a Zero Week, it might be somewhat easier to fill that void,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “But the position of the board is and from Oklahoma City's request is to try to help U.S. Grant, Capitol Hill, do some restructuring and get the numbers back up to be competitive again.” Capitol Hill, which has a new ADM of 1,398.22 after the addition of an average of 93.95 students, will compete in Class 6A the upcoming school year for sports that do not feature districts already determined on a two-year cycle. U.S. Grant added an average of 122.75 students for a new ADM of 1,824.12. Attempts to reach OKCPS athletic director Keith Sinor were unsuccessful. Last month, it was determined that students at Emerson High School — an alternative school that joined the OSSAA last week — were violating OSSAA rules by participating for other OKCPS schools that they were not enrolled. A total of 11 athletes competed at another school, though Sinor said last week the district has discovered at least two athletes never suited up to compete. The OSSAA board then determined OKCPS needed to come up with the number of students from Emerson who counts toward each OKCPS school. Claremore benefits from the move to Class 5A after going 2-8 last season in football and the boys basketball team enters the winter as contenders to make the state tournament in Class 5A.
High school sports: OSSAA gives Oklahoma City Public Schools extended deadline to resolve Emerson's ADM issue
The OSSAA board instead extended the deadline that was not met last Friday to 4 p.m. Monday to receive the average numbers that should apply from Emerson to other OKCPS schools.
High school sports: OSSAA gives Oklahoma City Public Schools extended deadline to resolve Emerson's ADM issue
BY JACOB UNRUH | Aug 27, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors delivered a hard deadline for Oklahoma City Public Schools to present proper numbers for the average daily attendance of Emerson High School. OKCPS officials delivered an appeal Thursday in a special board meeting to reconsider a decision that could move Capitol Hill to Class 6A and Claremore to Class 5A based on the athletic participation of Emerson students at OKCPS schools. The OSSAA board instead extended the deadline that was not met last Friday to 4 p.m. Monday to receive the average numbers that should apply from Emerson to other OKCPS schools. If the deadline is not met, the OSSAA staff will then determine the ADM for each OKCPS school based on apportions determined from a formula from the staff. “I think the board was disappointed that Oklahoma City was not able to provide the numbers in the time that was allotted to them,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “I think they want to do things right, and that's why they've extended the deadline because they don't want to work on hypotheticals. But if we can't get those numbers, then that's the only thing we have.” The board requested OKCPS to determine from the ADM how many students apply to each school based on their previous school or if they never attended an OKCPS school in what district they reside. If that information is not delivered and the OSSAA staff determines the numbers, not only will Capitol Hill move to Class 6A in all sports but U.S. Grant will move to Class 6A Division I in football. That's a move that would leave 15 schools in each division. Claremore would then fall to Class 5A in all sports, and Enid would also benefit with a return to Class 6A Division II for a second straight term. No other OKCPS school would change classifications. OKCPS officials declined to comment on the ruling following the meeting, but communications officer Tierney Tinnin released a general statement. “We appreciate the opportunity they gave us to present to them with more than ample time,” she said. “We wanted this opportunity to admit any mistakes we made, but also come up with a solution moving forward that does not punish the children.” That solution was addressed. The OSSAA board unanimously approved Emerson's application for membership and then approved a future co-op with Seeworth Academy, an alternative school that plays an independent schedule. But that does not change the current ADM, which is used to determine the classifications for each school in football and baseball the next two years. It is also used to determine classifications for other sports and activities the remainder of the school year. Emerson is a fully accredited school that six alternate schools feed to help students dealing with a plethora of situations ranging from pregnancy to credit recovery to discipline issues at their original school. The ADM for the school is 505.13 and 11 students participated or practiced last year with other OKCPS schools.
Aug 12, 2015
Claremore Public Schools' protest of how Capitol Hill's average attendance is calculated could push Claremore back down to Class 5A and send Capitol Hill to 6A. Claremore protested the most recents reclassifications, claiming that students who live in the Capitol Hill district but attend an alternative school named Emerson High School should count toward Capitol Hill's average daily...
Claremore protest of reclassification figures could push it down to Class 5A, Capitol Hill to 6A
BY JACOB UNRUH | Aug 12, 2015Claremore Public Schools' protest of how Capitol Hill's average attendance is calculated could push Claremore back down to Class 5A and send Capitol Hill to 6A. Claremore protested the most recents reclassifications, claiming that students who live in the Capitol Hill district but attend an alternative school named Emerson High School should count toward Capitol Hill's average daily membership. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board on Wednesday unanimously approved Claremore's protest. Oklahoma City Public Schools has until Aug. 21 to submit final average daily membership figures. Under current figures, which don't count Emerson students in the Capitol Hill district, Claremore's ADM is 1307.5 to Capitol Hill's 1304.3. “Our concern here is we want a fair and accurate calculation of the ADM numbers as reported to you,” Claremore superintendent Michael McClaren told the board. “We’re not seeking to do harm to any district or any school in particular, but the rules are pretty clear according to Association bylaws.” Emerson High School is a fully accredited school that six alternate schools feed to help students dealing with a plethora of situations ranging from pregnancy to credit recovery to discipline issues at their original school. Enrollment is more than 500 students, but that includes Metro Technology Center students and full-time virtual students who will not count toward the ADM due to OSSAA rules. OKCPS Athletic Director Keith Sinor said 11 players from Emerson participated with a different school last year, including two baseball players at Capitol Hill. He said the school does not offer athletics like Seeworth Academy, another OKCPS alternative school. It is unclear if other OKCPS schools will be affected by the addition to the ADM, but it’s possible U.S. Grant could move to Class 6A Division II should 69 students be added. That would leave both division of Class 6A with one seven-team district due to both U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill not playing district football as part of a five-year agreement to rebuild the programs. Sinor expressed frustration about the OSSAA’s decision. “Oklahoma City’s intent is not to break any rules,” Sinor said. “I think the board just doesn’t understand the animal that we deal with. It’s a broad district, it has a diverse population, there’s challenges that these sites (OSSAA board members) don’t face, so it’s hard to explain that to people who don’t live that. We want to abide by the rules the OSSAA has set forth, but any board should be able to look at any situation and make a judgement based on the situation a district is in. “I don’t think they’re looking at the whole picture. I think they’re looking at a rule black and white. Anyways, I don’t hold any ill will toward them. We’ll do what they’re asking us do to, but it’s a hard issue to wrap your head around.” The OSSAA raised questions about the legality of an Emerson student participating with a school he or she was not enrolled. “Everything changes when you allow these kids to go back to their home high schools,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “That becomes problematic.” The board voted to allow the OSSAA staff to approve the ADM once the numbers are corrected. That will then possibly allow the board to approve football and baseball districts at the September meeting. Sheakley and Sinor also said they will look for ways to correct this moving forward. “I know our district is not going to change allowing those kids to participate,” Sinor said. “It’s where do we change it and how do we change it to where they have an opportunity and it eases this problem for all parties involved? “I certainly understand where Claremore is. Capitol Hill doesn’t want to compete in 6A and Claremore doesn’t want to, but somebody’s got to be there. It may be us. We may not like it, but at the end of the day rules are rules.”
Aug 9, 2015
Football practice opens for high school teams on Monday morning — and for some, that meant 12:01 a.m. With the return of football, here are a few story lines to keep an eye on in the coming weeks as teams prepare for the season. 1. Contact limits take effect For the first time, a limit will be placed on the amount of full-contact practice that is allowed. Teams can have 90 minutes per week of...
High school football practice primer: Five things to watch in August
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 9, 2015Football practice opens for high school teams on Monday morning — and for some, that meant 12:01 a.m. With the return of football, here are a few story lines to keep an eye on in the coming weeks as teams prepare for the season. 1. Contact limits take effect For the first time, a limit will be placed on the amount of full-contact practice that is allowed. Teams can have 90 minutes per week of full-contact workouts, a limit that was recommended by the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association, and approved in March by the OSSAA. It’s part of a national movement to help prevent head trauma and concussions, and Oklahoma is among the first group of states to put written rules on the books dictating contact limits. Many coaches, particularly in the smaller classes, have said they generally don’t hit more than 90 minutes in a week during the season anyway, because they don’t want to risk injury. But in August, when bodies are fresh, and everyone’s excited for the first sound of pads on pads, monitoring the 90-minute clock will be crucial. 2. New coaches in high-profile places Coaching changes happen everywhere, every year. Yet the Oklahoma City area saw a higher-than-usual number of changes this offseason, especially considering that many of the jobs were filled by internal promotion, or the hiring of assistants from another school, rather than a head coach leaving one place to take over at another. Nearly 20 schools in the OKC metro open practice with new head coaches, some at places with high expectations. Edmond Santa Fe (Kyle White) and Norman North (Brent Barnes) are trying to return to the elite level, while Yukon (Brian Sauser) and Putnam City (Preston Pearson) are trying to rebuild their programs. Heritage Hall’s Andy Bogert handed the defending Class 3A champs over to his son, Brett. Scott O’Hara takes over a Purcell program that was on the verge of a district title last year. Derrick Perkins is in charge at Mount St. Mary, a program working hard to put years of mediocre football behind it. U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill both got new coaches as they enter the second year of their four-year independence from the OSSAA. 3. Heat watch A mild but humid summer saw temperatures finally spike into triple-digits in the last few days, but forecasts for the first week of practice project highs in the mid-90s. However, if the heat index and humidity numbers remain high, the chances for dehydration and heat-related illness are still significant. Wise coaches will still have the water flowing, regardless of what the temperature gauge says. 4. The season begins in… Week Zero? In a new rule adopted by the OSSAA last spring, teams can now schedule a game the week before the regular Week 1 of the season. So on Aug. 27-28, when most Class 5A and 6A teams are prepping for their second scrimmages of the preseason, some teams will be hitting the field for live action. To be clear, teams aren’t allowed to schedule an 11th regular-season game, but the additional week makes it easier for some to build their non-district schedules. It will be particularly popular in the middle classes, which have an odd number of teams in most districts and thus, have a difficult time finding a 10th game. There aren’t a ton of games scheduled for Week Zero so far, but there are a few interesting ones already set up. Bethany will host Lone Grove, with nationally recruited running back Jeremy Lewis making a rare appearance in the metro area. And a couple of notable small-school programs are set to square off that week with Class 4A Tuttle hosting defending 2A champ Davis. 5. Seeking the west’s best Let’s go ahead and begin the annual conversation about which team from the Oklahoma City metro area has a shot to overtake Jenks and Tulsa Union to win the Class 6A Division I title. Mustang gets the spot at the top of the list, because they’ve at least proven they can stay on the field with the east-side powers — though Union handled the Broncos when it really counted in last year’s semifinals. Southmoore is the sexy pick, because of all their young talent and a couple of close losses to tough teams last year. Others like Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North and Westmoore have to replace some vital players, so the jury is still out on the rest of the field. Let the conversation begin.
May 9, 2015
Retiring Oklahoma Christian track and field coach
Collected Wisdom: Randy Heath
By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | May 9, 2015Randy Heath started coaching at Oklahoma Christian the same year Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, The Beatles released “Abbey Road” and gas cost 35 cents a gallon. Much changed in the world since 1969, but Heath remained at OC. This spring, he retired after 46 years coaching cross country and track and field. He was the longest-serving head coach at any four-year college in Oklahoma. I was a baseball player and basketball player at U.S. Grant High School. I ran to get in shape. Don Brown ... he was my baseball and basketball coach. His preseason was to have us run on our own around the practice football field. And I excelled at it. But I never ran cross country. It was when I moved to Florida my junior year that I didn’t know a soul that I went out for cross country. That got me a scholarship to Oklahoma Christian. Coach (Ray) Vaughn ... he approached me with the idea. After my senior year, if I were to get a job in the area, would I be willing to come back and help him with cross country? So, I got a job at what’s now Centennial High School, but it was Eisenhower Middle School back then. It was very close, and I had a principal at that time, Ed Berry, that was a very good principal and allowed me to ... come in early and do recreation for the early bus people that came in. Then I got to come out (to Oklahoma Christian) during my planning period, which was the last period of the day. As I was teaching eight years of middle school math and PE, there were no openings out here to work full-time. Coach Vaughn … he got a position for me where I would work 12 months for eight months’ salary. This was my dream job. He was the athletic director, so I helped him a lot in terms of just grunt work and extra hands and all that type of thing. He was a delegator deluxe. I got involved with AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field at his insistence. So, I started putting on meets the latter part of the mid-70s. I even hosted the Region 8 Junior Olympic Championships out here. Probably didn’t do a very good job. I still can remember lessons from some things I learned. Not that I thought I deserved it, but it was a special honor for me to be put into the NAIA Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Christian Athletic Hall of Fame. I didn’t win any national championships in the NAIA team-wise. We would be second one year, fourth one year, eighth or ninth. We never dominated team scoring. But I had one coach tell me … “You know, we’re really happy for you to be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame because you’re one of us.” I wasn’t a dominating coach; I got involved in the association, and I worked hard, and I did a lot of things behind the scenes. The last three years ... I didn’t have as many athletes to coach. I had Coach (Wade) Miller keeping up with those distance people, Coach (Jeff) Bennett had the field event people, so I said to myself, “I’m just not going to sit here.” So at meets … I would go around and help set up hurdles, move hurdles, pull up tape from the 4x1, just to give them a hand. I wanted that meet schedule to run. I didn’t want delays. I wanted to make Sirloin Stockade before they closed. Based on my experiences and my personality and my background, I really feel like this was the place God wanted me. The Christian values. The opportunity to work with Christian athletes in a sport that I learned to love and appreciate. I felt like this was really my dream job. And I felt like I was making a difference not only athletically but a lot of ways academically and spiritually and socially for the men and the women that I recruited and brought in. My age and where we’re at in our move to (NCAA Division II), it’s just a very good time for me to get out. I could’ve gone out before the transition, but I felt like with my experience and my leadership, I wanted to lead the program through the transition because I knew it would be a difficult time. I feel real good about being finished with what I said I would do. It’s hard to believe sometimes I’m actually going to be done. Because there’s always next year. There’s always looking at the next year’s schedule. There’s always wrapping up the current year. There’s always who are you recruiting or who’s new. I want my weekends. When I was coaching, I’d have eight or nine meets in cross country. I’d have five or six or seven indoor meets, and I’d have as many as eight or nine outdoor meets. And they’re all on weekends. I have a great family. I’ve got four grandchildren in Austin, Texas, with my son and his wife. My daughter lives in Oklahoma City, and her and her husband have two little boys. So, I’ve got six grand kids to keep up with. That’ll be a lot of fun. I’m going to teach two more years. I’m a professor in sports wellness/recreation management. I’m chair of the department, and I’m going to be on a three-quarter load for two more years, and then retire completely from Oklahoma Christian. I may go and watch a few meets. But as far as all my weekends and working them and being an official? Nah. I’ll miss it occasionally, but not much. What’s best for me is to totally get out now. Pass the baton. I’m not going to be in D-II officially, and that’s fine with me. Coach Vaughn went 21 years, and I went 36 (in track and field), and that’s plenty.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and take possible action at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting regarding an amendment to the rule that Bishop McGuinness High School officials unfairly targets private schools.
High school notebook: OSSAA looking further into private-school rules
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Apr 14, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and take possible action at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting regarding an amendment to the rule that Bishop McGuinness High School officials unfairly targets private schools. In March, McGuinness officials presented 29 signed petitions from Class 6A and Class 5A schools asking that no school be moved up to Class 6A. The current rule forces private school athletic teams to move up a class in sports except football if they meet certain requirements. The OSSAA voted to send out surveys to member schools in Class 6A, Class 5A and Class 4A regarding the change to the rule. The board already accepted the members’ recommendation to uncouple boys and girls teams moving up a class. McGuinness filed a lawsuit against the OSSAA last fall regarding the issue. Also on the agenda: *Longtime Southwest Preparatory Conference member Holland Hall has applied for membership in the OSSAA. The board will vote to allow the private school in the association on a provisional basis along with Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences. *The board will vote on a new proposed board policy that requires game officials to undergo a background check. WELKER FOUNDATION GRANTS $115,000 TO OKC ORGANIZATIONS The Wes Welker Foundation named the recipients of $115,000 worth of grant awards to organizations in the Oklahoma City area on Tuesday. Douglass, U.S. Grant and Star Spencer high schools received funds for weight room and other training equipment. SeeWorth Academy was granted funds for football and other athletic equipment, as well as basketball uniforms. Centennial was awarded money for weight room benches, football training equipment and coaching head sets. And the OKC Youth Wrestling Foundation received funds for mats, dummies and athletic training equipment. The Welker Foundation has given more than $700,000 in grants to more than 30 OKC schools and organizations since 2006. The primary fundraising activity for the grant awards is the annual Cleats and Cocktails event, which is scheduled for April 17 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. For more information, visit weswelkerfoundation.org. DEER CREEK’S AVANTS COMMITS TO NORTH DAKOTA Shortly after being released from his letter of intent at Air Force, Deer Creek forward Conner Avants settled on his new college home. Avants, a 6-foot-7 senior, committed to North Dakota after visiting the campus over the weekend. Avants averaged 19.9 points and 10.4 rebounds this past season, hitting 60.5 percent of his field goal tries and leading Deer Creek to the Class 5A semifinals. SEVEN EDMOND SANTA FE BASEBALL PLAYERS SET TO SIGN Edmond Santa Fe’s baseball team is off to a hot start this season, and now nearly the amount of the entire starting lineup will sign their National Letter of Intent next week. Seven different players will sign Wednesday, including three valedictorians. Zackery Bycko will sign with Army West Point, while fellow valedictorians Jake Martin and Tanner Kliewer will sign with Trinity University (Texas) and Princeton, respectively. Both Mike Jones and Zak Jurko will sign with Barton Community College (Kan.) and KJ Orr will sign with Central Texas. Ryan Huber is also slated to sign with Point Park (Pa.) University. The Wolves are 15-2 and 6-0 in District 6A-1 play.
The Wes Welker Foundation named the recipients of $115,000 worth of grant awards to organizations in the Oklahoma City area on Tuesday. Douglass, U.S. Grant and Star Spencer high schools received funds for weight room and other training equipment. SeeWorth Academy was granted funds for football and other athletic equipment, as well as basketball uniforms. […]
Wes Welker Foundation grants $115,000 to OKC organizations
Scott Wright | Apr 14, 2015The Wes Welker Foundation named the recipients of $115,000 worth of grant awards to organizations in the Oklahoma City area on Tuesday. Douglass, U.S. Grant and Star Spencer high schools received funds for weight room and other training equipment. SeeWorth Academy was granted funds for football and other athletic equipment, as well as basketball uniforms. Centennial was awarded money for weight room benches, football training equipment and coaching head sets. And the OKC Youth Wrestling Foundation received funds for mats, dummies and athletic training equipment. The Welker Foundation has given more than $700,000 in grants to more than 30 OKC schools and organizations since 2006. The primary fundraising activity for the grant awards is the annual Cleats and Cocktails event, which is scheduled for April 17 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. For more information, visit weswelkerfoundation.org.