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Nov 26, 2015
Thanksgiving became official in 1863, by the signed declaration of a certain Abraham Lincoln. Football joined the American landscape in 1869, when Princeton played Rutgers. Two great American institutions teamed up less than two weeks after Princeton-Rutgers. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph reported: “A foot-ball match between twenty-two players of the Young America...
NFL predictions: A Thanksgiving football primer
Berry Tramel | Nov 26, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3952047[/img] Thanksgiving became official in 1863, by the signed declaration of a certain Abraham Lincoln. Football joined the American landscape in 1869, when Princeton played Rutgers. Two great American institutions teamed up less than two weeks after Princeton-Rutgers. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph reported: “A foot-ball match between twenty-two players of the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club will take place on Thanksgiving Day at 12 1/2 o'clock, on the grounds of the Germantown Club.” American football soon adopted the tradition. Yale and Princeton started a Thanksgiving series in 1876. Some high schools in Massachusetts have been playing Thanksgiving games since the 1800s. Pro football is no different. Buffalo and Rochester played the championship of the New York Pro Football League on Thanksgiving 1919. The forerunner of the NFL formed in 1920 and soon joined the party. Here are a few NFL Thanksgiving nuggets to nibble on: * The Chicago Cardinals and Chicago Bears played on Thanksgiving from 1922-33. What a cool idea. Teams from the same city meeting. That way, everyone gets to celebrate Thanksgiving at home. * The NFL schedule was messed up in 1939 and 1940 when president Franklin Roosevelt tried to move Thanksgiving to a week earlier, to boost retail sales. Some states resisted, and nobody knew when the heck Thanksgiving was. The Steelers and the Eagles played on Thanksgiving in ’39 and ’40, since they were in the same state and could get a little organized. * No Thanksgiving games were held 1941-44, because of World War II and a shortened season. * After the war, the Lions became the traditional Thanksgiving host. Detroit has staged a Thanksgiving game every year since 1945. * The Packers played at Detroit on Thanksgiving for 13 straight years, 1951-63. * Upstart leagues always tried out Thanksgiving. The All-American Football Conference played multiple games on Thanksgiving 1946-49, and the AFL played on Thanksgiving all 10 years of its existence. * The first pro football game played in Dallas on Thanksgiving was not hosted by the Cowboys. The Dallas Texans, who became the Kansas City Chiefs, lost to the New York Titans (Jets) 41-35 on Nov. 24, 1960. * The Dallas Cowboys began hosting annually in 1966, and the Cowboys did it reluctantly. Most NFL teams weren’t interested. * The Cowboys and Lions turned Thanksgiving into a runaway NFL tradition. But Dallas has not hosted every year since. In 1975 and 1977, the St. Louis Cardinals hosted Thanksgiving games. The Cowboys didn’t play on Thanksgiving those years. * The latest NFL television contract allows the Cowboys or Lions to be switched to the Thanksgiving night game on NBC, but so far, it hasn’t happened. * The Philadelphia Eagles are 6-0 all-time on Thanksgiving. Philly plays at Detroit on Thanksgiving. * The Cowboys are 29-17-1 on Thanksgiving. The Lions are 35-38-2. * The Jaguars never have played on Thanksgiving. Neither have the current Cleveland Browns, a 1999 expansion team. But the original Browns, who now are the Ravens, played on Thanksgiving. * The Panthers never have played on Thanksgiving, but that ends today. * The Chargers haven’t played on Thanksgiving since 1969, the last year of the AFL. Let’s get to the predictions: Eagles at Lions: Philadelphia 24-17. Bummer. No Sam Bradford. Slingin’ Sammy B’s shoulder, not the concussion, will keep him out. So the Eagles will start Mark Sanchez, who was a Thanksgiving hero last year in Arlington. Panthers at Cowboys: Carolina 27-20. The Greg Hardy Bowl. Doesn’t that put you in the Thanksgiving spirit? Dallas remains in the playoff race at 3-7, but the Panthers are unbeaten. Bears at Packers: Green Bay 27-19. Sign me up for Packers-Bears any day, and I’ll enjoy it on Thanksgiving night, but geez, who thinks a Green Bay night game in late November is a good idea? Rams at Bengals: Cincinnati 26-13. The Bengals impressed me in Arizona. Which is only fitting, since they laid such a dud game against Houston. Giants at Redskins: Washington 20-19. The 4-6 ‘Skins are playing for the NFC East lead. Is this a great country or what? Bad team, bad ownership, bad attitude. And yet, success still attainable. Vikings at Falcons: Atlanta 26-16. At some point, we’ve got to stop believing in the Falcons. But the NFC is so shallow, Atlanta figures to be a wild-card team. Minnesota, too. Saints at Texans: Houston 18-17. Brian Hoyer is back in the saddle for the Texans. Not that that’s a signal for Houston to rejoice. Buccaneers at Colts: Indianapolis 23-20. Jameis Winston is the youngest starting quarterback in the NFL. Matt Hasselbeck is the oldest. Both used to be recipes for getting beat. But Winston is 5-5, and Hasselbeck is 3-0 (Andrew Luck is 1-5). Strange league. Raiders at Titans: Tennessee 28-20. Has Oakland gone back to being the Raiders? I’ll guess yes. Bills at Chiefs: Kansas City 19-10. Buffalo has a bad combination. Great defense. Bad offense. And penalties galore. You can win some with the first two. Add the infractions, and it’s no chance. Dolphins at Jetropolitans: Miami 24-19. I’ll buy into New York’s demise. Chargers at Jaguars: Jacksonville 30-20. Do you ever picture these two franchises in the same league, much less playing? They’ve met now five times in the last six years, but they seem like ghost teams. You hear about them but never see them. Cardinals at 49ers: Arizona 31-10. If I picked a Super Bowl matchup right, it would be New England-Arizona. Steelers at Seahawks: Seattle 23-19. No one is excited about playing the 5-5 Seahawks. Patriots at Broncos: New England 20-10. Sorry, but I’ll catch up to the Brock Osweiler Bandwagon later. Maybe in the next lifetime. Ravens at Browns: Cleveland 23-16. Ugh. Has to be one of the worst Monday Night Football games ever. All the Raven stars are out, including Joe Flacco. And no Johnny Manziel to watch, although he’ll give the crew plenty to talk about. Last week: 8-6. Season: 97-63.
Nov 11, 2015
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed...
High school notebook: OSSAA to discuss public prayer policy
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Nov 11, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley told The Oklahoman. “I can't say anything as of right now.” The OSSAA's policy — which was adopted in 1992 — prohibits publicly recited prayers at playoff games and championship events. The OSSAA revised the policy in June to comply with a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said in October that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in a response to a Rep. Bobby Cleveland's complaint about the school prayer ban. Following Pruitt's opinion, the OSSAA released a statement saying the policy would remain in effect while the opinion is reviewed. DEER CREEK'S KERSTETTER WINS FAN POLL In a tight race, Deer Creek receiver Zach Kerstetter edged Southmoore kicker Chris Nemecek to win The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll. Kerstetter won the vote 1,203-1,152. The junior receiver caught eight passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in the Antlers' 27-20 win over Guthrie last week to clinch a home playoff game. The Oklahoman's staff choice for player of the week, Braden Hudson of Putnam City, finished third with 243 votes. A total of 2,956 votes were cast for seven players. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity on Saturday for this week's poll from the first round of the playoffs. Here are this week's results: Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek: 1,203 votes (40.7 pct.) Chris Nemecek, Southmoore: 1,152 votes (38.97 pct.) Braden Hudson, Putnam City: 243 votes (8.22 pct.) Zack Tyler, Bethel: 155 votes (5.24 pct.) Caleb Powell, OCA: 93 votes (3.15 pct.) Terry Wilson, Del City: 61 votes (2.06 pct.) Chandler Garrett, Mustang: 49 votes (1.66 pct.) Total: 2,956 votes INVESTIGATION BEGINS IN MORRIS-OKMULGEE BRAWL A fight between Morris and Okmulgee players early in the second half Friday that led to officials ending the game is under investigation by both schools and the OSSAA. Early in the third quarter a fight broke out between two players and led to other players joining in the fight sparked officials to meet with school administrators and end the game with around 11 minutes remaining in the quarter. Morris won the game 30-0. An officials report has been filed to the OSSAA, which has sent the report to both schools and requested an internal investigation. “My official told me he collaborated with administration from both schools and it was a mutual agreement to stop the game at that point,” OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley said. “I don't know exactly numbers-wise” how many were involved. Under OSSAA rules, athletes involved in a fight are suspended the next two games. Any player who is not in the field of play that leaves the team bench is subject to a one-game suspension. Neither team made the football playoffs, which means suspensions would be applied to the next sport the athlete participates. JONES DEFENSE GOING STRONG After registering a few big wins early in the season, Jones has slipped under the radar, despite piling up more victories. The Longhorns closed the regular season undefeated behind a defense that proved difficult to score on. Jones allowed 7.7 points per game, with just three opponents scoring in double-digits. One of those was Bethel in Week 9, which scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter after Jones built a 56-3 lead. Anchored by defensive tackle Ty Hughes up front, and with several talented athletes on the back end, Jones has allowed just 166.1 total yards per game. Fourth-ranked Jones will host Marlow in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 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 School 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.
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 2, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every high school football team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We began with Class 6A and 5A on Monday, and continue with Class 4A and 3A: CLASS 4A District 4A-1 Key Games: Elk City at Clinton, Weatherford at Anadarko Anadarko: First. Cache: Second. Clinton: Third with win. Fourth with loss and...
High school football: Class 4A and 3A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright, Staff Writers | Nov 2, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every high school football team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We began with Class 6A and 5A on Monday, and continue with Class 4A and 3A: CLASS 4A District 4A-1 Key Games: Elk City at Clinton, Weatherford at Anadarko Anadarko: First. Cache: Second. Clinton: Third with win. Fourth with loss and Weatherford loss. Fourth with loss of six or fewer points and Weatherford win. Elk City: Third with win and Weatherford loss. Fourth with win of seven or points and Weatherford win. Weatherford: Third with win and Elk City win. Fourth with loss and Elk City loss. District 4A-2 Key Games: Bristow at Tecumseh, Glenpool at McLoud, Harrah at Ada. Tuttle: First Harrah: Second with win. Third with loss. Ada: Second with win. Third with loss. Bristow: Fourth with win or McLoud win. Tecumseh: Fourth with win and McLoud loss. District 4A-3 Key Games: Oologah at Tulsa McLain, Wagoner at Catoosa, Cascia Hall at Cleveland Wagoner: First. Oologah: Second with win. Third with loss. Tulsa McLain: Second with win. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss. Third with loss, Cascia Hall win and Catoosa win where McLain loses 21 or fewer district points to Cascia Hall and Catoosa. Fourth with loss, Cascia Hall win and Catoosa win where McLain loses 21 or fewer district points to Cascia Hall or Catoosa. Fourth with loss, Cascia Hall win and Catoosa loss. Cascia Hall: Third with win, Oologah win and Catoosa loss. Third with win, Catoosa win and Tulsa McLain loss where Cascia Hall gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain and two or more district points on Catoosa. Fourth with win, Catoosa win and Tulsa McLain loss where Cascia Hall gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain or two or more district points on Catoosa. Fourth with win, Tulsa McLain win and Catoosa loss. Catoosa: Third with win, Cascia Hall win and Tulsa McLain loss where Catoosa gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain and loses one or fewer district points to Cascia Hall. Fourth with win, Cascia Hall win and Tulsa McLain loss where Catoosa gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain or loses one or fewer district points to Cascia Hall. Fourth with Cascia Hall loss. Fourth with win, Tulsa McLain win and Cascia Hall win. District 4A-4 Key Games: Metro Christian at Sallisaw, Muldrow at Broken Bow. Poteau: First Metro Christian: Second with win. Third with loss. Sallisaw: Second with win. Third with loss and Broken Bow win. Fourth with loss and Muldrow win. Muldrow: Third with win and Metro Christian win. Fourth with win and Metro Christian loss. Broken Bow: Fourth with win. CLASS 3A District 3A-1 Key Games: Kingfisher at Centennial, Mannford at Cushing. Heritage Hall: First. Cushing: Second. Perkins: Third. Kingfisher: Fourth with win or Mannford loss. Mannford: Fourth with win and Kingfisher loss. District 3A-2 Key Games: Blanchard at Mount St. Mary, Bridge Creek at Douglass, John Marshall at Bethany. John Marshall: First with win. Third with loss, Blanchard loss and Douglass loss. Third with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Blanchard and Douglass. Third with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass loss where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Blanchard. Third with loss, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Douglass. Fourth with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Blanchard or Douglass. Fourth with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass loss where John Marshall loses 16 or more district points to Blanchard. Fourth with loss, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 16 or more district points to Douglass. Meeker: First with Blanchard win, Bethany win of three or fewer points or overtime win and Douglass win. First with Blanchard win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Meeker loses three or fewer district points to Bethany. First with Blanchard loss, Bethany regulation win of three or fewer points or overtime win and Douglass win. Second with Blanchard loss and John Marshall win. Second with Blanchard loss, Bethany win and Douglass loss. Second with Douglass win, John Marshall win, Blanchard win. Second with Blanchard win, Bethany regulation win of four or more points and Douglass win. Second with Blanchard win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Meeker loses four or more district points to Bethany. Second with Blanchard loss, Bethany regulation win of four or more points and Douglass win. Third with Blanchard win, John Marshall win and Douglass loss. Bethany: First with win, Blanchard loss and Douglass loss. First with regulation win of four or more points and Douglass win. First with regulation win of four or more points, Blanchard win and Douglass loss. Second with win of three or fewer points or overtime win and Douglass win. Second with regulation win of three or fewer points or overtime win, Blanchard win and Douglass loss. Blanchard: Second with win, John Marshall win and Douglass loss. Third with win, John Marshall loss and Douglass win where Blanchard gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall and one or more district points on Douglass. Third with win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Blanchard gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall. Fourth with loss and Bethany loss. Fourth with win, John Marshall loss and Douglass win where Blanchard gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall or one or more district points on Douglass. Fourth with win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Blanchard gains 15 or fewer district points on John Marshall. Douglass: Third with Blanchard loss and John Marshall win. Third with win, John Marshall win and Blanchard win where Douglass loses no district points to Blanchard. Third with win, John Marshall loss and Blanchard win where Douglass gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall and doesn't lose district points to Blanchard. Third with win, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where Douglass gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall. Fourth with loss, Blanchard win and John Marshall win. Fourth with loss, Blanchard loss and Bethany win. Fourth with win, John Marshall win and Blanchard win where Douglass loses district points to Blanchard. Fourth with win, John Marshall loss and Blanchard win where Douglass gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall or doesn't lose district points to Blanchard. Fourth with win, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where Douglass gains 15 or fewer district points on John Marshall. District 3A-3 Key Games: Seminole at Pauls Valley, Star Spencer at Jones Jones: First. Seminole: Second with win. Third with loss. Pauls Valley: Second with win. Third with loss and Star Spencer win. Fourth with loss and Star Spencer loss. Purcell: Third with Seminole win and Star Spencer loss. Fourth with Seminole win and Star Spencer win. Fourth with Pauls Valley win and Star Spencer loss. Star Spencer: Fourth with win and Pauls Valley win. District 3A-4 Key Games: Marlow at Dickson, Plainview at Madill, Sulphur at Lone Grove. Lone Grove: First with win. First with loss of 12 or fewer points an Plainview win. Second with loss and Madill win. Second with loss of 13 or more points and Plainview win. Sulphur: First with win and Madill win. First with win of 13 or more points and Plainview win. Second with win of 12 or fewer points and Plainview win where Sulphur loses 13 or fewer district points to Plainview. Third with one-point or overtime win and Plainview win of 15 or more points. Third with loss. Plainview: Second with Lone Grove win. Second with win of 15 or more points and Sulphur one-point or overtime win. Third with loss and Sulphur win. Third with win and Sulphur win where Plainview gains 13 or fewer district points on Sulphur. Marlow: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Plainview win. Madill: Fourth with win and Marlow loss. District 3A-5 Key Games: Berryhill at Lincoln Christian. Lincoln Christian: First with win. Second with loss. Berryhill: First with win. Second with loss. Verdigris: Third. Sperry: Fourth with win or loss of eight or fewer points. Tulsa Webster: Fourth with win of nine or more points. District 3A-6 Key Games: Beggs at Checotah. Hilldale: First. Victory Christian: Second. Checotah: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Beggs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 3A-7 Key Games: Sequoyah Claremore at Sequoyah Tahlequah. Locust Grove: First. Westville: Second. Sequoyah-Tahlequah: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Sequoyah-Claremore: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 3A-8 Key Games: Roland at Eufaula, Heavener at Idabel Roland: First. Stigler: Second. Eufaula: Third with win and Heavener win. Third with loss and Heavener win where Eufaula gains 12 or more district points on Idabel. Fourth with Idabel win. Fourth with loss and Heavener win where Eufaula gains 11 or fewer district points on Idabel. Idabel: Third with win. Third with loss and Eufaula loss where Idabel loses 11 or fewer district points to Eufaula. Fourth with loss and Eufaula loss where Idabel loses 12 or more district points to Eufaula. Heavener: Fourth with win and Eufaula win.
Nov. 11933 — The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District was formed.1983 — The state closed the Commonwealth Savings Co. of Lincoln. Many customers lost thousands of dollars in deposits.Nov. 21886 — Box Butte County was formed from Dawes County.1909 — Garden County was formed from Deuel County.Nov. 31932 — The Public Works Administration approved plans for power by the Platte...
Today in Nebraska-November
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Oct 29, 2015Nov. 1 1933 — The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District was formed. 1983 — The state closed the Commonwealth Savings Co. of Lincoln. Many customers lost thousands of dollars in deposits. Nov. 2 1886 — Box Butte County was formed from Dawes County. 1909 — Garden County was formed from Deuel County. Nov. 3 1932 — The Public Works Administration approved plans for power by the Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation District. Nov. 4 1858 — The Legislature organized Merrick County. 1919 — A special election was held to pick 100 delegates to a state constitutional convention. 1950 — Grover Cleveland Alexander, a pitcher in baseball's Hall of Fame, died in his hometown of St. Paul, Neb. 1986 — Kay Orr defeated Helen Boosalis in the nation's first woman-versus-woman gubernatorial election. 1988 — The National Credit Union Administration closed Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Omaha. Nov. 5 1947 — Warren Batterson, secretary of the Iowa-Nebraska District of the Communist Party, was expelled from membership in the American Legion. Nov. 6 1869 — Crews began grading in earnest for the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railroad. 1888 — Banner and Kimball counties were formed, splitting from Cheyenne County. 1934 — Voters approved a constitutional amendment creating a one-house legislature. Nov. 7 1930 — The Fremont Daily Tribune published an editorial on U.S. Sen. George W. Norris that later won a Pulitzer Prize. The editorial called Norris "the burr Nebraska delights in putting under the Eastern saddle." 1987 — The Nebraska Cornhuskers racked up a record 666 total yards against Iowa State in football. Nov. 8 1887 — Perkins County, named for Burlington railroad President Charles Perkins, was formed from Keith County. 1891 — Garfield County, named for President James A. Garfield, was formed from Wheeler County. Nov. 9 1935 — Bob Gibson, a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, was born in Omaha. 1948 — The Strategic Air Command officially moved its headquarters to Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha. Nov. 10 1946 — A 4-year-old girl became ill suddenly on her way to church and died. She was the 22nd person to die from polio in Omaha that year. Nov. 11 1979 — Omaha businessman and philanthropist A.C. Nelsen died at an Omaha hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 89. Nov. 12 1947 — Omaha added a boxcar with 50,000 pounds of flour to a Friendship Food train to aid western Europe. In all, Nebraskans contributed 11 carloads of food. Nov. 13 1962 — Nebraska coach Bob Devaney received a $200,000 insurance policy from Husker football supporters. Nov. 14 1962 — After pedaling a bicycle 1,041 miles, Mark Dustin of Durham, N.C., arrived to see the old town of Dustin in northwest Holt County, but found only a faded sign. Nov. 15 1932 — The Public Works Administration approved funds for Loup River Public Power District construction. Nov. 16 1982 — The Raymond Co-Op Grain Co. elevator exploded, killing five people and injuring two. Nov. 17 1956 — An Air National Guard jet crashed at the Lincoln air base, striking two parked B-47 bombers. Three people were killed and seven people injured. Nov. 18 1860 — Edward Creighton, general agent for Western Union, took a stage coach west from Omaha to make plans to extend the telegraph line from St. Joseph, Mo., to San Francisco. Nov. 19 1867 — The Army established Sidney Barracks, later Fort Sidney, to protect the Union Pacific railroad in western Nebraska. 1936 — Comedian Dick Cavett was born in Gibbon. Nov. 20 2006 — Gov. Dave Heineman orders that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of a slain Marine: Lance Cpl. Mike Scholl, who graduated from Lincoln High School. The 21-year-old died Nov. 14 from wounds he suffered in Iraq. 1854 — Gov. Thomas Cuming announced the results of the first territorial census, showing that Nebraska had 2,732 residents. 1955 — Ten people were killed when two cars collided near Waterbury in northeast Nebraska. Nov. 21 1983 — A major winter storm hit Nebraska with more than 12 inches of snow reported on the ground at Harrison and 12 inches at Crawford. Nov. 22 1932 — Two shipments of Nebraska hogs left the state on their way to Cuba for breeding purposes. 1983 — The world premiere of the award-winning movie "Terms of Endearment" was held in Lincoln, where part of the movie was filmed. Nov. 23 1875 — The first plat was filed for the town of Ogallala. Nov. 24 1929 — The Fox Theater, named for movie pioneer William Fox, opened in North Platte. Nov. 25 1884 — The village of Ogallala was incorporated. Nov. 26 1982 — Two state prison inmates — one serving life for murder and the other serving five to 10 years for robbery — became the first convicts in 10 years to compete in Omaha amateur boxing matches. Nov. 27 1932 — In Cheyenne, Wyo., a tri-state conference involving Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming adjourned after it apparently is unable to reach an agreement over allocation of water from the North Platte River. 1983 — A blizzard dumped more than 7 inches of snow on Omaha and forced the temporary closing of a 120-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Ogallala and the Wyoming state line. Nov. 28 1987 — University of Nebraska running back Keith Jones gained 248 yards against Colorado. Nov. 29 1951 — U.S. Sen. Kenneth Wherry died. Nov. 30 1962 — Gov. Frank Morrison signs a proclamation making the legislative reapportionment part of the Nebraska Constitution. The amendment eliminates a provision that population be the sole basis for redistricting the Legislature
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Nine days after the biggest win of his Texas tenure, Charlie Strong is still smiling.The bye week had not dulled the enthusiasm beaming through his teeth after UT beat Oklahoma.Now he has to ask himself if the Longhorns who punked the Sooners will be the same Longhorns who show up against Kansas State on Saturday.He has no idea, and neither do we, if we're all being honest here. The Longhorns...
Golden's Nuggets: UT must hold serve; three NFL QBs trending down
Cedric Golden, Associated Press | Oct 19, 2015Nine days after the biggest win of his Texas tenure, Charlie Strong is still smiling. The bye week had not dulled the enthusiasm beaming through his teeth after UT beat Oklahoma. Now he has to ask himself if the Longhorns who punked the Sooners will be the same Longhorns who show up against Kansas State on Saturday. He has no idea, and neither do we, if we're all being honest here. The Longhorns who played the role of sparring partner to TCU's heavyweight champ in that 50-7 pounding two weeks ago were not the same Longhorns who gave OU the business at the Cotton Bowl. To that end, I had to ask him: After that big win, are you still a bit uncertain? After all, it's college football. "The uncertainty is always there," Strong said, "because when you go out, you're just hoping they're ready to play and (thinking) let's go play well." Translation: Strong has no idea which Texas team will take the field in another must-win. You big, burly, beer-swilling football types will hate this analogy, but it holds true in this case: I played a lot of tennis 75 pounds ago, and what Texas did to the Sooners was akin to a break of serve. What Texas must do now is solidify the break, which means hold serve at home against K-State. If the Horns lose, the win over OU is severely diminished, and any realistic chance of making a bowl game will take a critical hit. On the pro side, three quarterbacks are trending downward. Two can't even get on the field, and the other is a future Hall of Famer on a collision course with retirement. Let's start with the artist formerly known as Johnny Football. Dude's drinking already? Recovery from alcohol/drug addiction is never easy, but it was disheartening to hear that Johnny Manziel is apparently back on the bottle, assuming he even attempted sobriety upon his release after a 10-week stay in rehab. Manziel is not only back in the news because of a traffic stop that reportedly had him admitting he'd had drinks. There also were reports of reckless driving and a possible physical altercation with a drunken female companion. Now the league is investigating him for possible domestic abuse. The Cleveland Browns aren't good enough to play the patience game with this kid. First-round picks at quarterback are expected to develop quickly and not make the same off-the-field mistakes over and over again. Manziel's career might be over before it even starts. Why would the Browns even consider re-signing him at this point? How bad does Kirk Cousins have to look before boneheaded Washington coach Jay Gruden replaces him with Robert Griffin III or even Colt McCoy? Since when did being a popular guy in the locker room count enough to get a guy a starting job? Cousins is a hard worker with little ego, and that's gotten him points with his teammates, but he has also thrown multiple interceptions in four of his six starts. On the bright side, RGIII took time out from running scout team safety — didn't Mack Brown offer him a scholarship as a DB out of Copperas Cove? — to actually dress with the varsity for the first time this season. Not that he'll be playing anytime soon, since the Redskins would be on the hook for $16 million in 2016 if he got hurt. What we're seeing is a classic case of a coach's inflexible mindset hurting a team. Griffin might not be the most popular player in the locker room, but he deserves a chance to show what he can do as a former first-round pick. For some reason, Cousins has a much longer rope this season than Griffin ever had despite Cousins' eight interceptions to go with only six TDs in six games. And Denver coach Gary Kubiak should be smart enough to know that even 39-year-old Peyton Manning can be rendered ineffective based on the style of offense he plays. But it's not as simple as what offense he is implementing. Manning is a bad QB right now, as in worse-than-Cousins bad. Two years ago, he threw 55 touchdown passes in his first season in Denver with only 10 interceptions. Now he has thrown for only seven TDs with a league-leading 10 picks. He has turned into Willie Mays with the '73 Mets. Muhammad Ali vs. Larry Holmes. Join in my best Nationwide jingle voice: "Pey-ton Man-ning seems washed up." ——— ©2015 Austin American-Statesman, Texas Visit Austin American-Statesman, Texas at www.statesman.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003195,t000046469,t000003183,t000003194,g000362661,g000065562,g000066164
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Of the 14 turnovers caused by Denver's top-ranked defense, one can be counted as a true "takeaway," Von Miller's takedown of Derek Carr last week.Miller snatched the football from the quarterback's grasp on their way to the ground. It wasn't anything he saw on film, the way the Oakland QB holds the ball or anything like that."Yeah, in just that split second" Miller said...
Miller gives new meaning to term 'takeaway'
By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press | Oct 16, 2015ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Of the 14 turnovers caused by Denver's top-ranked defense, one can be counted as a true "takeaway," Von Miller's takedown of Derek Carr last week. Miller snatched the football from the quarterback's grasp on their way to the ground. It wasn't anything he saw on film, the way the Oakland QB holds the ball or anything like that. "Yeah, in just that split second" Miller said he saw his opportunity. "I'm just trying to get a sack, but as I was running and I got closer and closer, he was still holding the ball. "I was like, 'I'll just take the ball.'" The astonishing play gave Denver the ball at the Raiders 16 and Brandon McManus' field goal pulled the Broncos to 7-6 on their way to a 16-10 win that kept them unbeaten. Miller has 52 career sacks to go with 33 at Texas A&M and dozens at DeSoto (Texas) High School, but he never had a sack-strip-snatch like this. Still, he said it felt familiar. "I've thought about that stuff many times and they said that it happens in your mind first, or whatever the saying is. I see myself doing all of that stuff all the time," Miller said. "He was just holding on for a split second. He was getting ready to throw it, too, so it was a pretty good play." Even if he has to say so himself. Shaquil Barrett, who will start opposite Miller at Cleveland on Sunday with DeMarcus Ware out with a bad back, said Miller's big play drew whoops and hollers in the film room this week. "It was amazing. He got some 'good jobs' off that play," Barrett said. "That was a great play and we needed it. He was focused on not just getting the sack. He had the opportunity to make a bigger play and he took it." Along with the football. At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Miller is among the strongest outside linebackers in the NFL. Asked if there were any quarterbacks in the league who are stronger that him, Miller mentioned Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck as possibilities. "I'm not going to stand here and say that I'm stronger than every quarterback in the league, but the majority of them," Miller said. "I'd be in trouble if I'm not." NOTES: LG Evan Mathis (hamstring) missed practice all week and is a game-time decision. He'd be replaced by rookie Max Garcia, who would likely rotate into the lineup even if Mathis is active, coach Gary Kubiak said. LTs Ryan Harris and Tyler Polumbus will also share snaps with Ty Sambrailo (shoulder) out for a third straight week. ... With RB Juwan Thompson (hamstring) questionable, Kapri Bibbs could be promoted from the practice squad. He took snaps with the first team this week and also worked with Peyton Manning after practices. Bibbs was also the fourth-stringer at Colorado State before starring for the Rams. "That's what I've done my whole life is just been an opportunist," he said. ... WR Demaryius Thomas (neck) and CB Aqib Talib (ankle) practiced Friday for the first time all week. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
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 email@example.com | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
Even though the golf course was nearly pitch black, the sunset already long since passed, Brandon Weeden wasn't about to let that end the day.The iPhones came out.On a golf trip with some of his closest friends, Weeden wanted to finish the last hole of the last round. The guys had teamed up, the match had been tight, and the putts would decide a winner. And darn it, Weeden wanted to win. He's...
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Jenni Carlson column
Jenni Carlson, Associated Press | Sep 26, 2015Even though the golf course was nearly pitch black, the sunset already long since passed, Brandon Weeden wasn't about to let that end the day. The iPhones came out. On a golf trip with some of his closest friends, Weeden wanted to finish the last hole of the last round. The guys had teamed up, the match had been tight, and the putts would decide a winner. And darn it, Weeden wanted to win. He's competitive like that. But that's not the only reason they putted by cell phone lights. "It's fun for him," said Matt Houston, one of Weeden's buddies who was there that evening a couple years ago in Hilton Head, S.C. Talk to the people who know the Oklahoma native best, and they'll tell you how much he enjoys spending time with friends. He values it. He seeks it. And as a result, he remains extremely close with some guys who he's known since middle school. On a day that Weeden starts at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, he will add another chapter in an already amazing story. The details are well-known in these parts. Edmond Santa Fe standout. New York Yankees draft pick. Minor-league flame out. Oklahoma State walk-on quarterback. Cowboy legend. Cleveland Browns draft pick. Rookie starter. Dawg Pound casualty. Dallas Cowboys pick-up. Now with Tony Romo recovering from a broken collarbone, Weeden is the starting quarterback for America's Team. "I'm so proud of him because I know how hard he worked to get there," said Brandon Lance, another of Weeden's closest friends. "I know how many ups and downs he's gone through. "It's amazing. It could not happen to a better person. It really couldn't." Lance knows Weeden as well as anyone who isn't a blood relative. They met in seventh grade while playing baseball for a select team. Even though the team was based in Norman — and called the Oklahoma Sooners — there were four or five Edmond boys like Weeden and Lance on the squad. It wasn't long before the two Brandons started hanging out all the time. They'd play basketball in the driveway. They'd watch games on TV. They'd play video games. A couple years later as they were getting ready to start high school, Weeden suggested that Lance should attend Edmond Santa Fe. Lance was supposed to go to Edmond North, but he quickly decided to follow Weeden's advice. Lance was a catcher, and Weeden was a shortstop/relief pitcher. "He didn't throw very hard up until about his sophomore year," Lance remembered. "Then all of a sudden, he grew six inches and got a lightning bolt for his right arm." Weeden was throwing in the low to mid 90s as a senior, and that got the Yankees' attention. But even after he went off to the minors and Lance started playing college ball, first at Oklahoma, then at New Mexico State, they kept in touch. During the offseason, they'd get together for dinner or golf or whatever. But they'd also workout. Matt Houston was in that group, too. Also a catcher, he'd met Weeden through baseball, too. Even though he went to high school at Putnam North, graduated a couple years before Weeden and played college ball at Oklahoma City University, baseball kept them together. Sometimes, it was unexpected. Houston was playing A ball in the Orioles' minor-league system one summer, and his team had a series in Columbus, Ga., against the Dodgers' team there. The starting pitcher for the opening game — Brandon Weeden. "That didn't go so well for me," Houston said. Weeden struck him out in his first at bat, then hit him on the second. "It's like the worst of the worst," Houston said. "'Could you make me feel any worse?'" He laughed. "We still talk about it all the time." Weeden and Houston not only worked out during the baseball offseason but also played together with several other minor leaguers on a flag football team. They played in a rec league in Mustang, and they dominated. Games ended when one team was up by 40 points, and the Weeden bunch regularly gave the ball back to the other team just so the games would go a little longer. It was during those games that Houston realized just how well Weeden threw a football. "Have you ever thought of playing college football?" Houston asked one day. "Actually," Weeden told him, "I have." "How cool would that be?" Turns out, Lance was having similar conversations with Weeden. It was 2006, and Oklahoma had just dismissed Rhett Bomar. The quarterback cupboard seemed nearly empty in Norman. What's more, Lance says he and Weeden grew up as Sooner fans. "All of us are trying to talk him into trying OU," Lance said. Weeden, of course, chose orange instead of crimson in 2007 — and the rest is Cowboy history. Both Lance and Houston consider Weeden's breakout performance against Colorado in 2009 to be the most memorable moment of his career there. They knew his ability to turn on the competitiveness, to kick it into another gear when the lights were on, but still, he hadn't played football in more than six years. How would Weeden do? Lance didn't know the answer, but that didn't keep him from yelling at the TV as he watched Weeden going into the game that night. The results turned out to be magical. The Cowboys won the game, and Weeden established himself as the quarterback of the future. Those next few years were a boon for Weeden and the Cowboys, but since he was living closer to home again, those days also deepened some of his friendships. There were evenings to go have dinner. There were afternoons to play golf. And as Weeden and his buddies have gotten married and had kids, more time is spent together as families. There are trips to the park. There are times at the pool. Even though Weeden has remained as loyal to them and down to earth as possible through everything, his friends still marvel at what he's done. Being drafted into the NFL. Keeping his wits about him in Cleveland. Finding a soft landing spot in Dallas. His buddies marvel at him but not just for what he's done. "I respect so much about him because he's the same guy that I remember back when we were playing ball," Houston said. "The relationship that we have with him now is really cool because he's not any different. When we get to hang out ... he's just Brandon. We pick on him just like we pick on everybody else." Lance said, "Brandon has been and will always be a lot more concerned with being a good person ... than he is being concerned about being the arrogant superstar athlete." Since many of Weeden's closest buddies spent time playing college and pro sports, they are aware of how fame and money can change people. They've seen athletes shun friends. They've watched relationships fall apart. But that isn't how their buddy Brandon has gone about his business. He's always quick to call when he comes back to Oklahoma for the offseason. Want to go to dinner tonight? How about golf tomorrow? Rarely does anyone say no. They know it's going to be fun. There will be stories. There will be laughs. And who knows? There might even be another round of golf finished by iPhone light. Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at (405) 475-4125 or email@example.com. 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Sep 26, 2015
Even though the golf course was nearly pitch black, the sunset already long since passed, Brandon Weeden wasn't about to let that end the day. The iPhones came out. On a golf trip with some of his closest friends, Weeden wanted to finish the last hole of the last round. The guys had teamed up, the match had been tight, and the putts would decide a winner. And darn it, Weeden...
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden treasures time spent with his friends
By Jenni Carlson Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 26, 2015Even though the golf course was nearly pitch black, the sunset already long since passed, Brandon Weeden wasn't about to let that end the day. The iPhones came out. On a golf trip with some of his closest friends, Weeden wanted to finish the last hole of the last round. The guys had teamed up, the match had been tight, and the putts would decide a winner. And darn it, Weeden wanted to win. He's competitive like that. But that's not the only reason they putted by cell phone lights. "It's fun for him," said Matt Houston, one of Weeden's buddies who was there that evening a couple years ago in Hilton Head, S.C. Talk to the people who know the Oklahoma native best, and they'll tell you how much he enjoys spending time with friends. He values it. He seeks it. And as a result, he remains extremely close with some guys who he's known since middle school. On a day that Weeden starts at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, he will add another chapter in an already amazing story. The details are well-known in these parts. Edmond Santa Fe standout. New York Yankees draft pick. Minor-league flame out. Oklahoma State walk-on quarterback. Cowboy legend. Cleveland Browns draft pick. Rookie starter. Dawg Pound casualty. Dallas Cowboys pick-up. Now with Tony Romo recovering from a broken collarbone, Weeden is the starting quarterback for America's Team. "I'm so proud of him because I know how hard he worked to get there," said Brandon Lance, another of Weeden's closest friends. "I know how many ups and downs he's gone through. "It's amazing. It could not happen to a better person. It really couldn't." Lance knows Weeden as well as anyone who isn't a blood relative. They met in seventh grade while playing baseball for a select team. Even though the team was based in Norman — and called the Oklahoma Sooners — there were four or five Edmond boys like Weeden and Lance on the squad. It wasn't long before the two Brandons started hanging out all the time. They'd play basketball in the driveway. They'd watch games on TV. They'd play video games. A couple years later as they were getting ready to start high school, Weeden suggested that Lance should attend Edmond Santa Fe. Lance was supposed to go to Edmond North, but he quickly decided to follow Weeden's advice. Lance was a catcher, and Weeden was a shortstop/relief pitcher. "He didn't throw very hard up until about his sophomore year," Lance remembered. "Then all of a sudden, he grew six inches and got a lightning bolt for his right arm." Weeden was throwing in the low to mid 90s as a senior, and that got the Yankees' attention. But even after he went off to the minors and Lance started playing college ball, first at Oklahoma, then at New Mexico State, they kept in touch. During the offseason, they'd get together for dinner or golf or whatever. But they'd also workout. Matt Houston was in that group, too. Also a catcher, he'd met Weeden through baseball, too. Even though he went to high school at Putnam North, graduated a couple years before Weeden and played college ball at Oklahoma City University, baseball kept them together. Sometimes, it was unexpected. Houston was playing A ball in the Orioles' minor-league system one summer, and his team had a series in Columbus, Ga., against the Dodgers' team there. The starting pitcher for the opening game — Brandon Weeden. "That didn't go so well for me," Houston said. Weeden struck him out in his first at bat, then hit him on the second. "It's like the worst of the worst," Houston said. "'Could you make me feel any worse?'" He laughed. "We still talk about it all the time." Weeden and Houston not only worked out during the baseball offseason but also played together with several other minor leaguers on a flag football team. They played in a rec league in Mustang, and they dominated. Games ended when one team was up by 40 points, and the Weeden bunch regularly gave the ball back to the other team just so the games would go a little longer. It was during those games that Houston realized just how well Weeden threw a football. "Have you ever thought of playing college football?" Houston asked one day. "Actually," Weeden told him, "I have." "How cool would that be?" Turns out, Lance was having similar conversations with Weeden. It was 2006, and Oklahoma had just dismissed Rhett Bomar. The quarterback cupboard seemed nearly empty in Norman. What's more, Lance says he and Weeden grew up as Sooner fans. "All of us are trying to talk him into trying OU," Lance said. Weeden, of course, chose orange instead of crimson in 2007 — and the rest is Cowboy history. Both Lance and Houston consider Weeden's breakout performance against Colorado in 2009 to be the most memorable moment of his career there. They knew his ability to turn on the competitiveness, to kick it into another gear when the lights were on, but still, he hadn't played football in more than six years. How would Weeden do? Lance didn't know the answer, but that didn't keep him from yelling at the TV as he watched Weeden going into the game that night. The results turned out to be magical. The Cowboys won the game, and Weeden established himself as the quarterback of the future. Those next few years were a boon for Weeden and the Cowboys, but since he was living closer to home again, those days also deepened some of his friendships. There were evenings to go have dinner. There were afternoons to play golf. And as Weeden and his buddies have gotten married and had kids, more time is spent together as families. There are trips to the park. There are times at the pool. Even though Weeden has remained as loyal to them and down to earth as possible through everything, his friends still marvel at what he's done. Being drafted into the NFL. Keeping his wits about him in Cleveland. Finding a soft landing spot in Dallas. His buddies marvel at him but not just for what he's done. "I respect so much about him because he's the same guy that I remember back when we were playing ball," Houston said. "The relationship that we have with him now is really cool because he's not any different. When we get to hang out ... he's just Brandon. We pick on him just like we pick on everybody else." Lance said, "Brandon has been and will always be a lot more concerned with being a good person ... than he is being concerned about being the arrogant superstar athlete." Since many of Weeden's closest buddies spent time playing college and pro sports, they are aware of how fame and money can change people. They've seen athletes shun friends. They've watched relationships fall apart. But that isn't how their buddy Brandon has gone about his business. He's always quick to call when he comes back to Oklahoma for the offseason. Want to go to dinner tonight? How about golf tomorrow? Rarely does anyone say no. They know it's going to be fun. There will be stories. There will be laughs. And who knows? There might even be another round of golf finished by iPhone light. Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at (405) 475-4125 or email@example.com. Like her at facebook.com/JenniCarlsonOK, follow her at twitter.com/jennicarlson_ok or view her personality page at NewsOK.com/jennicarlson.
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 25, 2015
The orange Oklahoma City Thunder uniform is a reality. Correction: The “sunset” Thunder uniform is a reality, and you're going to be seeing a lot of it. After an offseason of speculation about whether the Thunder would debut a new alternate orange uniform, the team made it official Friday, announcing that Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Co. will wear their new sunset-colored...
OKC Thunder unveils new 'sunset' uniforms
Anthony Slater | Sep 25, 2015Thunder fans react to new 'sunset' jerseys POLL: What do you think of the Thunder's 'sunset' jerseys? A grainy photo surfaced in late July, sending the Oklahoma City web world abuzz. Kyle Singler rekindled the interest with a not-so cryptic Instagram photo on Thursday afternoon. By Friday, the organization had finally made it official, turning rumors to reality. The Thunder will be wearing orange jerseys this season. A lot. In its press release, the team never mentioned the color orange. It used the word ‘sunset’ 11 times. That’s what the Thunder is labeling these new threads – a way, it seems, to tiptoe past the Bedlam undercurrent. “Nice color,” the Oklahoma State athletic department’s official account tweeted at the Thunder, attaching an Orange Power hashtag. The jerseys will debut on Nov. 1, the second home game of the season, against the Denver Nuggets. Then the Thunder will wear them 17 more times, including all of its 13 Sunday games. Ten of the instances will come at home. This is the third permanent alternate the Thunder has added to its original home-away collection. The first was a navy blue look with unique vertical lettering down the right side. The second, which debuted late last season, was an all white sleeved look. Both will remain in the jersey rotation. This orange look, like the two alternates before it, arrived to mixed reviews. It has a large ‘OKC’ on the front and the player’s last names underneath the number on the back. “Liked them until I saw the names under the numbers,” Thunder fan Zach Friesen tweeted. “Still better than the other alternates though.” “Swag,” one fan said. “It couldn’t be uglier,” another added. “Love them,” tweeted Maggie Fair. “I can already see it,” said a Twitter user named The Rodmeister. “We’re gonna get clowned on so bad.” In recent years, across the country, jerseys have become a fascination for many. There are sites dedicated to the latest uniform news. There are high school recruits who eliminate and choose potential colleges based on their opinion of the school’s color schemes and variety. In every sport, there are teams that have rapidly adjusted to this trend. We’ve seen the impact locally. Back in 2011, the OSU football team scrapped its blander jerseys and unveiled an entire batch of new color combos, able to mix and match nearly 50 varieties. The fans ate it up. Mike Gundy still talks about its positive impact on recruiting. Down in Norman, OU’s football team remains well-known for its crisp traditional look. But last season, for the first time, it debuted a flashier “Bring the Wood” alternate jersey. Bob Stoops called its occasional use a “nice change.” Some fans loved the Sooners new look. Some fans criticized it. But everyone was talking about it. And a bunch of them were purchasing the new merchandize. That’s how it’s been with the Thunder’s alternates. Walk into the arena pregame and you’ll spot a kid in the navy blue look. Look around and you’ll find someone in the sleeved whites or one of the many Christmas threads OKC has worn over the years. The Thunder can call it sunset. Cowboy fans can refer to it as OSU orange. Kevin Durant can pretend it's an ode to his Longhorn roots. Dion Waiters can pretend he's back at Syracuse. Billy Donovan may think he never left Gainesville. But anyone interested in purchasing the new look can preorder on the team's website now. ------------------- Below is a schedule of every game the Thunder will wear the new alternates (home games in bold): Sunday, Nov. 1, vs. Denver Nuggets Sunday, Nov. 8, vs. Phoenix Suns Sunday, Nov. 15, vs. Boston Celtics Sunday, Nov. 22, vs. Dallas Mavericks Sunday, Dec. 6, vs. Sacramento Kings Sunday, Dec. 13, vs. Utah Jazz Sunday, Dec. 27, vs. Denver Nuggets Wednesday, Jan. 6, vs. Memphis Grizzlies Sunday, Jan. 10, at Portland Trail Blazers Sunday, Jan. 17, vs. Miami Heat Sunday, Jan. 24, at Brooklyn Nets Saturday, Feb. 6, at Golden State Warriors Sunday, Feb. 21, vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday, March 6, at Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 16, at Boston Celtics Monday, March 28, at Toronto Raptors Sunday, April 3, at Houston Rockets Saturday, April 9, at Sacramento Kings Fans can pre-order the sunset jersey at okcthunder.com/shop.
Sep 23, 2015
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brandon Weeden is the starter for Dallas with Tony Romo sidelined by a broken collarbone, and coach Jason Garrett made sure to remind the fourth-year player of that after the Cowboys traded for help at quarterback.Essentially, Garrett didn't want Weeden to view the addition of Matt Cassel as a threat."He was very upfront and said, 'This is your deal. Take it and run with...
Weeden gets shot as Cowboys QB, but Cassel will be waiting
By SCHUYLER DIXON, Associated Press | Sep 23, 2015IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brandon Weeden is the starter for Dallas with Tony Romo sidelined by a broken collarbone, and coach Jason Garrett made sure to remind the fourth-year player of that after the Cowboys traded for help at quarterback. Essentially, Garrett didn't want Weeden to view the addition of Matt Cassel as a threat. "He was very upfront and said, 'This is your deal. Take it and run with it. We are behind you 1,000 percent,'" Weeden said of the phone conversation with his coach hours after Tuesday's trade with Buffalo. "It was comforting coming from him. He didn't have to call me. But that's the way I was going to approach it." With Romo out at least seven games after injuring his left collarbone last weekend against Philadelphia, Weeden has a chance to start consecutive games for the first time since a two-year stint in Cleveland ended with a 5-15 record as the starter, then his offseason release. But if Weeden struggles against Atlanta (2-0) on Sunday the same way he did in losing his lone start for the Cowboys last year against Arizona, it might be difficult for the defending NFC East champions to ignore 2008. That's when Cassel led New England to an 11-5 record after Tom Brady was lost for the season to a knee injury in the opener, although the Patriots missed the playoffs. "Every player on this team is competing each and every day for their spot on the team, for their role on the team," Garrett said. "He knows that. We just feel like in this particular case with Tony being out, it was important for us to get a veteran quarterback in here." Weeden gets the first chance — and his third as a pro. A baseball career as a pitcher never blossomed after the New York Yankees made him their top pick in the second round in 2002. And it was a rough two years with the Browns — nine interceptions and five touchdowns in his first five starts, all losses. Older than most quarterbacks because of the five years he spent in baseball, Weeden still struggled with the transition to the NFL after setting Oklahoma State passing records in just two seasons and leading those Cowboys to their first BCS bowl in 2011. Weeden's arm was never the issue. He threw 97 mph in his baseball days, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show this week that he was "a thing of beauty on throwing a football." But making the right decisions and processing things quickly have been more difficult. "I watched some tape couple of years ago from my rookie year in Cleveland. I was just forcing balls into tight windows," said Weeden, who will turn 32 before Romo returns for the Cowboys. "You look back, it's like stupid. Throw it to the back and move on to the next play. Those types of things you learn with experience." Weeden said he has the same offensive coordinator two straight years in Dallas' Scott Linehan for the first time in his career going back to high school. And he's coming off a strong relief showing in the 20-10 win over the Eagles, going 7 of 7 and throwing a clinching 42-yard touchdown to Terrance Williams in the fourth quarter. "Being in a second year with the same guys gives me more confidence than I had my second year in Cleveland where I'm having to learn a whole new offense and I'm grinding on the playbook and grinding on the wrong things versus going out and executing what we do," Weeden said. Romo was on a roll when he got hurt — seven straight games with a passer rating of at least 100. And game-winning drives when trailing in the fourth quarter in two of the last three before the visit to Philadelphia. That's all the more reason for Weeden to remind everyone of what he won't be. "He's got talents you can't teach and I'm not going to try to go to sleep tonight and hope to God that I will wake up in the morning and do some of those things," Weeden said. As much as anything else, Weeden was talking about Romo's ability to move around in the pocket, process things quickly and make changes at the line of scrimmage. "If I see something, yeah, I'll change it," Weeden said. "I'm not going to call the whole game like he can. He's been doing it for a long time. I'm not going to put that pressure on myself." And he's not taking the addition of Cassel personally. "The quarterback position is so important, you've got to have guys in place if something were to happen," Weeden said. "He's been around this league a long time. He's been around Brady. I'm sure he will have a lot of positive information for us." ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler
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
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills made late head coach Lou Saban the 30th member of their Wall of Fame at halftime of Sunday's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.The team kept the honor a secret from Saban's four children, who were visibly emotional in celebrating their father's honor during a halftime ceremony.Saban coached the Bills from 1962-65 and again from 1972-76,...
Bills honor late coach Lou Saban
By NICK MENDOLA, Associated Press | Sep 13, 2015ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills made late head coach Lou Saban the 30th member of their Wall of Fame at halftime of Sunday's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The team kept the honor a secret from Saban's four children, who were visibly emotional in celebrating their father's honor during a halftime ceremony. Saban coached the Bills from 1962-65 and again from 1972-76, leading the team to consecutive AFL championships in 1964-65. In both title seasons, he was AFL Coach of the Year. An Army veteran, Saban was a four-time champion and two-time All-Pro as a player for the Cleveland Browns from 1946-49 in the All-America Football Conference before embarking on a 50-plus year coaching career in the high school, college and professional ranks. Saban disappointed late Bills owner Ralph Wilson in 1976 when he abruptly left the team, which led to the coach's belated honor. Saban died in March 2009 at the age of 87. A 10th-round draft pick out of Indiana University in 1944, Saban also coached the Denver Broncos and Boston Patriots, as well as the University of Maryland, Army and the University of Miami. He last coached with Chowan University in 2002. ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
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.
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
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.
High school football: Thursday's high school football predictions
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 2, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. See Friday's edition of The Oklahoman for predictions on Friday night's games: Last week's record: 16-2 Thursday's Games Class 6A Del City 44, PC WEST 14 SOUTHMOORE 21, Edmond Memorial 20 Norman North 28, NORMAN 17 Sand Springs 31, TULSA HALE 7 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Clinton 20 Collinsville 35, OOLOGAH 21 Class 4A CLEVELAND 26, Hominy 22 ROLAND 45, Muldrow 16 ELK CITY 28, Pampa, Texas 21 Class 3A Capitol Hill 28, CENTENNIAL 27 HERITAGE HALL 31, Casady 17 Douglass 42, NORTHEAST 6 LEXINGTON 28, Little Axe 22 Millwood 40, STAR SPENCER 14 LOCUST GROVE 50, Salina 12 TULSA WEBSTER 35, SeeWorth Aca. 6 Velma-Alma 20, COMANCHE 14 Washington 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 Class 2A CHOUTEAU 28, Foyil 8 HARTSHORNE 34, Holdenville 14 CRESCENT 20, Newkirk 17 Panama 24, GORE 6 Class A CARNEGIE 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 14 Class B MAUD 48, Bowlegs 8 DC-Lamont 44, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 30 Geary 34, CANTON 28 MAYSVILLE 52, Paoli 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 44, MEDFORD 16 CAVE SPRINGS 36, Watts 28 Independent Cement 34, ALEX JV 28 Osd 48, MISSOURI DEAF 42 *-Home team in CAPS.
Sep 1, 2015
The MAC, the league with a chip on its shoulder, lives to knock off a team from one of the prestigious leagues with much more exposure and resources.
Beware of the MAC: The Mid-American Conference teams play football with a chip on their shoulder
By BERRY TRAMEL | Sep 1, 2015Three Big Ten teams in 2012. Two Big Ten teams plus Virginia in 2013. Three more Big Ten teams, plus Pitt, in 2014. Penn State, Alabama, Michigan State. Iowa on a regular basis. Four times Kirk Ferentz teams have been upset by a Mid-American Conference team, but the Hawkeyes are in crowded company. The MAC, the league with a chip on its shoulder, lives to knock off a team from one of the prestigious leagues with much more exposure and resources. And into that morality play march OSU and OU as the college football season opens. At least the Sooners host Akron on Saturday night; the Cowboys have signed up for road duty, playing Central Michigan on Thursday night in Mount Pleasant, Mich. “I think our programs run with a collective chip on their shoulder,” MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said Tuesday from his office in Cleveland. “They relish the opportunity … I suppose if you're not considered a giant, you get to fill the role of giant-killer.” MAC schools don't have the athletic budgets to consistently compete with the big boys. They spend about a quarter of what OU and OSU do, and that's with considerable subsidies from the university general fund. But the MAC still manages to put together decent football teams. Eight straight years, a MAC team has beaten a Big Ten team. Steinbrecher said 111 MAC players were in NFL camps as of Tuesday; 86 MAC alums finished the 2014 season on NFL rosters. “These are folks that can flat-out play,” Steinbrecher said. “So we have some expectations to get after it.” The MAC is an interesting conference. It's headquartered in old-school football territory — six of its 13 schools are in Ohio, with three more in Michigan. So there's a football culture. And with Big Ten schools more and more recruiting in the South in search of speed, more and more good players are available in the MAC region. “These are kids that are good enough to play in the big conferences but just never got that opportunity,” said Beau Blankenship, who was a star at Norman North High School and ended up a MAC star at Ohio University from 2011-13. “I definitely think they have a chip on their shoulder.” Television demand for live sports has made the MAC more popular. In November, the MAC has taken to playing games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for ESPN. The bowl explosion has given the MAC more post-season opportunities. And the league is wildly competitive. There are no Texas/Iowa State budget discrepancies in the MAC. Every school has a chance. Hire a good coach, and you can win this league and maybe beat Iowa to boot. The MAC is not a sleepy league where coaches ride out their careers. Frank Solich, who coached Nebraska to the 2001 national title game, has been on the job at Ohio U. since 2005, but the next longest-tenured MAC coach is Ball State's Pete Lembo, whose first season was 2011. MAC coaches either win and get hired by a name-brand school, or they get fired. Miami-Ohio was the original cradle of coaches. In the 55 years from 1949 through 2004, Miami had 10 head coaches. Eight of the 10 were hired away by major-conference schools, including Woody Hayes (Ohio State), Ara Parseghian (Northwestern, then Notre Dame), Bo Schembechler (Michigan), Bill Mallory (Colorado) and Dick Crum (North Carolina). But now, suitors come calling at all MAC schools. Three of the 14 Big Ten coaches at the start of August camps were hired away from the MAC; Steinbrecher says 13 current head coaches in the Power Five conferences once were MAC head coaches, meaning more than 20 percent of major college head coaches are MAC-produced. “Obviously, Miami University developed that reputation as the cradle of coaches and it's spun across our whole league,” Steinbrecher said. “We've become a wonderful incubator for coaches as well as administrators.” And upsetting a major-conference opponent only adds to a coach's resume'. In 2001, Urban Meyer's Bowling Green team beat both Northwestern and Missouri, and by 2002, Meyer was coaching Utah on his way to Florida and Ohio State. “This is kind of the way that MAC teams start their seasons,” Akron coach Terry Bowden said. “Everybody plays a big non-conference money game, and every year somebody upsets one of them. Our conference takes a lot of pride in that. So our players are very used to that. “It doesn't mean we're on an even playing field or the odds aren't stacked against us, but since I've been here we've opened with Tennessee, Michigan and Penn State, always on the road. This is the best of all of them to this point. The kids, they get excited about going into a venue like this, to have the opportunity to play at a place like Norman.” Oklahoma schools haven't had a lot of opportunity to play against the MAC. This will be OU's third game ever against a MAC school and OSU's fifth. Just as well. Too much exposure to the Mid-American Conference can lead to disappointment. Just ask the Big Ten. 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.
Sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen.
TRIBUTES: Jeri Cocannouer spent 36 years as a football coach's wife
BY SCOTT MUNN | Aug 24, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Jeri Burch Cocannouer, 58, of Weatherford spent 36 years as a football coach's wife. Husband Dan is the head coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State and also had stops at Edmond Santa Fe, John Marshall, Chandler, Alva, Pauls Valley and Walters high schools. But sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen. Don Fowler, 88, of Cleveland, OK, played football for Oklahoma A&M. He was a member of the 1944 Missouri Valley Conference championship team that whipped TCU 34-0 in the Cotton Bowl. Drafted into the Army and finished his football-playing days in the service. Worked in drilling by trade. Bobby Greenberg, 85, of Tulsa. He was a member of Oklahoma's 1950 national championship football squad. The Korean War veteran worked in the oil industry. Cole Fuller, 22, of Bartlesville was an All-State soccer player for Collinsville High School. He was working toward becoming a personal trainer. Perry Tennison Jr., 86, of Guthrie was an accomplished runner. A World War II veteran. Juanita Anderson Robertson, 94, of Oklahoma City was a Shawnee High School cheerleader. Met future husband, Dean Robertson, at a Frederick High football game in 1944. Bob Barr III, 75, of Dover quarterbacked the Hennessey High School football team in 1956. The attorney donated his body to medical research. Mary Jane Hinkel Holman, 97, of Norman was a tennis player and golfer. Attended many PGA tournaments and Grand Slam tennis events. Alvin Lawson, 78, of Edmond was a 1955 graduate of Putnam City High School. He wrestled and ran track for the Pirates. Katie Ranke Cole, 90, of Norman was the 1990 Special Olympics Coach of the Year. The former Trans World Airlines hostess was a teacher for special needs children. Ed Moore Sr., 96, of Muskogee was a Chilocco Indian School graduate who played football at Oklahoma A&M over the 1938-40 seasons. Moore was an All-Missouri Valley Conference receiver and honorable mention All-American. He held OSU season tickets for decades after his playing career. A World War II veteran who was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. An educator by trade. Donnie Bufford, 46, of Crescent. He starred in football and basketball for the hometown Tigers. An All-State guard in basketball. Bufford, who worked for Pioneer Telephone for more than 20 years, died a month after his brother, Terry, also a former Crescent sports hero, passed away. Loyd Garrison, 88, of Tulsa was an all-around sportsman who excelled in softball, basketball, table tennis and bowling. He worked for the John Zink Co. — and in 1962 was a pit crew member for Zink's entry in the Indianapolis 500. Active in the Oklahoma and National Senior Olympics. Walked 4 miles each day. Ronald Fox, 36, of Norman attended Carl Albert High School, where he wrestled and played football. Rebecca Lampton Bayless, 55, of Oklahoma City was an Arabian equestrian rider and trainer. She was awarded the national champion saddle seat equitation in 1978. Herschal Crow, 80, of Oklahoma City was a football and basketball star at Altus High School. He played basketball at Oklahoma A&M under coach Henry Iba and was also a member of the football team. After a brief stint coaching football and hoops in Altus, he began a career in politics. The former senator continued to follow OSU athletics. Joyce Mowdy Thomas, 81, of Oklahoma City was a Capitol Hill High School cheerleader. Jim Glasgow, 84, of Oklahoma City was a golfer who had six aces in his lifetime. Bill Davis, 99, of Oklahoma City was a tennis player. He and friend Dennis Ralston won the Oklahoma City Pro-Am in the 1960s. Linda Stevens Cradduck, 67, of Moore was a supporter of Special Olympics. She directed the Special Olympics for McCall's Chapel in Ada for four years. Darwin Waterman, 84, of Bethany was an educator who coached high school football in California. Ron Smith, 78, of Oklahoma City drove a 1932 Chevrolet factory stock race car at State Fair Speedway in the 1960s. A family obituary said Smith won "his share of trophies, including a rollover trophy or two." Brandon Lockwood, 37, of Edmond was an OU football and Thunder basketball fan. By trade, he was executive chef for the Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team. Emmett Marcum Jr., 68, of El Reno starred in football and set records as a trackster at Hominy High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma State football team. Jim Monroe, 89, of Norman was a journalist. His career began at the Norman Transcript, where he served as the newspaper's sports editor. Rachael Cooper Mason, 87, of Edmond was a cheerleader at the University of Kansas. Reid Mullins, 52, of Bethany was an Oklahoma City radio personality who once played trumpet in the Pride of Oklahoma marching band on Saturdays during football season. Jim Coulson, 65, of Tulsa. He was an accomplished bass tournament fisherman. His favorite fishing spots were Grand, Hudson and Fort Gibson lakes. An avid bowler. Held season tickets for the Tulsa Oilers hockey team for 19 years.
Aug 17, 2015
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a shaky performance in their preseason opener, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants his players to stop worrying about making mistakes.Speaking to reporters for the second time since training camp opened in late July, Spagnuolo felt many of his players were trying to be perfect on every play in the 23-10 loss to the Bengals on Friday.It...
Spagnuolo wants Giants defenders not to worry about errors
By TOM CANAVAN, Associated Press | Aug 17, 2015EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a shaky performance in their preseason opener, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants his players to stop worrying about making mistakes. Speaking to reporters for the second time since training camp opened in late July, Spagnuolo felt many of his players were trying to be perfect on every play in the 23-10 loss to the Bengals on Friday. It resulted in somewhat of a paralysis. Instead of reacting instinctively to what was happening, the defense was a step slow, caught up in thinking what to do. That was a major mistake in a game the Giants gave up 432 yards and 29 first downs. It reminded many of Spagnuolo's first tenure with the team in 2007. New York gave up 80 points in its first two games before getting things straightened out and going on to win the Super Bowl. "I'm hoping in this next go-around, that it will be think fast and just go," Spagnuolo said referring to the Giants game on Saturday against Jacksonville. "That's what the defensive game is all about. I told them, don't worry about making mistakes. Maybe I didn't say that enough going into the game. If you're a guy and you want to make the football team, they want to be perfect. But we're going to chase perfection, but we're going to rely on (being) relentless. That's what we're going to try to do." If there is a poster child for that style of play, it's free agent cornerback Trevin Wade. The four-year veteran, who played in 15 NFL games in 2012 and '13 with Cleveland and New Orleans, spent last year on practices squads with the Saints and Detroit. Wade had an interception against the Bengals and he has opened eyes in training camp. He started with the first team on Monday with Prince Amukamara sidelined with a groin injury. "He's done a nice job," Spagnuolo said. "When a guy steps up, he's around the ball, he's making plays — he made a big one at the end, I think you have to recognize that. At first I don't think anybody really knew where he was, as a player. But it's good to see him, I'd like to see more guys do that." Wade felt he could play for the Giants. The key was getting the opportunity and it came with injuries to Amukamara, Jayron Hosley (concussion), Trumaine McBride (hamstring) and Chykie Brown (knee). "I come with a chip on my shoulder every day," said Wade, who has felt underrated since his days in high school. "Every day I am out here I am thankful to be out there. I am going like it's my last day." The biggest concern for Spagnuolo was that his defense did show some of the hustle and toughness in the game against the Bengals as it did in the practices with them earlier in the week. "I think if you were to ask every one of our guys to a man, we would've thought that we would have played more physical and faster," he said. "We're all trying to put our finger on that, and I think everybody has to look in the mirror first. But that is the goal. I think you can make up for a lot of mistakes if you do that, we all know that. That's the goal, that's been a goal right from the beginning." Spagnuolo said it's impossible to say how much the team misses defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who is recovering from a July 4 hand injury in a fireworks mishap. "Our prayers are with him for health," Spagnuolo said. "Until we can get him back here, we'll just focus on the guys that we've got. " Spagnuolo said the current group of defensive ends — Robert Ayers, Cullen Jenkins, George Selvie, Damontre Moore, Kerry Wynn and Owa Odighizuwa — will be relentless but no one has become the standout. Spagnuolo is concerned with the amount of time rookie safety Landon Collins will miss with a sprained knee. He is hopeful that Brandon Meriweather, who was signed on Sunday will give defense a vocal, big-hitting veteran. Meriweather has been fined and suspended several times for helmet-to-helmet hits. Spagnuolo and coach Tom Coughlin want him to be physical but toe the line. "I'm going to play my game the way I play my game, but I'm also going to respect the rules," Meriweather said. Meriweather downplayed his run-in with Jets receiver Brandon Marshall, saying it's in the past. NOTES: WRs Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. had a couple of good catches in the practice that started at 6 p.m. EDT. ...Selvie sustained a knee injury in the practice and did not return. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury. ... Moore and OT Ereck Flowers seemingly had to be separated after a line drill. ...S Cooper Taylor (sore toe) did not practice. ... CB Trumaine McBride (hamstring) returned to practice. ___ AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Jul 30, 2015
Then as now, Burris was a highly-decorated ballplayer who sometimes had to wait on his honors. Some of that changes Monday night, when Burris, who died in 1999, is inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Why late OU football great Kurt Burris was The Boss
By BERRY TRAMEL | Jul 30, 2015Forty-seven years before Oregon placed a huge image of quarterback Joey Harrington on Times Square, 36 years before Brigham Young mailed cardboard ties to entice votes for quarterback Ty Detmer and 13 years before Notre Dame changed the pronunciation of Joe Theismann’s name to rhyme with a certain college football trophy, no less a straight-laced custodian of the game than Bud Wilkinson got in on the Heisman Trophy campaigning. The object of Wilkinson’s stumping was Kurt Burris. Then as now, Burris was a highly-decorated ballplayer who sometimes had to wait on his honors. Some of that changes Monday night, when Burris, who died in 1999, is inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. “He was one great football player,” said Burris’ roommate and teammate both at OU and back home growing up outside Muskogee, his brother Bob. Wilkinson concurred. Late in the 1954 season, according to OU historian and then-sports information director Harold Keith, Wilkinson pointed out that Burris was “probably more deserving of the Heisman than any other man in the nation in any position.” Keith wrote in his book, Forty-Seven Straight, that “we both knew that the sports press had always ignored interior linemen and that Burris, a center, was as interior as one could get. But we decided to try anyhow and strike a blow not only for Burris but for all deserving interior linemen of the future.” So Keith and Wilkinson hatched a plan. They wrote a short, personal letter to every sports editor in the nation — approximately 3,500 were listed in Editor and Publisher Yearbook — making the case for Burris. They called in a colleague from OU’s Department of Office Administration, who commissioned 100 students to help type the letters. Most were Burris fans, the letters were whipped out in a day or two and Keith got them mailed off first-class from the old post office on Gray Street. The campaign worked. Oh, Wisconsin’s Alan Ameche won the Heisman. That was a Midwest era. From 1947 through 1956, seven Heisman winners were from the Big Ten or Notre Dame. But Burris finished a strong second, with 838 points in the voting to Ameche’s 1,058. Sixty-one years later, the Burris campaign remains the closest a lineman has come to winning the Heisman. Burris probably handled his runnerup status well. Heck, he wasn’t even the most-hailed Sooner player in his family. Brother Buddy Burris, a decade older than Kurt, was a three-time all-American at OU after serving in World War II. Buddy Burris and Rod Shoate are the only three-time all-Americans in Sooner history. Burris, a tough-blocking center and a ferocious-hitting linebacker, was a team leader of the highest order. Hearing Burris’ brothers talk about him is like hearing Dewey and Lee Roy Selmon talk about older brother Lucious. Nobody messed with Lucious Selmon, and nobody messed with Kurt Burris. Burris was tough, maybe even mean on the football field, but the best word to describe Burris was authoritative. Kurt Burris was boss. “He always assumed a leadership role in anything that was done,” said Lynn Burris, born four years behind Kurt and now a Supreme Court justice for the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah. “He was captain of the ship most of the time.” Kurt Burris ruled the old Jefferson House on OU’s campus. He was a serious student, and “when he studied, everybody in the dormitory studied,” Lynn Burris said, “or he’d run ‘em off or whip ‘em.” A group of Sooners went camping on the Illinois River in the 1950s. Kurt Burris soon began organizing the camp, delegating responsibilities. “Who appointed you boss?” asked fullback David Rolle. “I did,” Burris answered. “You want to challenge me?” “No,” said Rolle, “I just wanted to know.” That ended that conversation. A couple of scrapes early in Burris’ college days established his ground, and few people dared cross him. Bob Burris, a year behind Kurt and an eventual All-Big Seven halfback, said his brother was a “very, very nice, low-key type person. But when he spoke, you listened. He was a lot bigger than I was. I found out in junior high school I could outrun him. But that didn’t really mean much, because I had to come home at night.” Tommy McDonald, Wilkinson’s great halfback from 1954-56, could outrun Kurt Burris, too, and needed to. He goaded Burris into chasing him into a dorm room one day and jumped out a second-floor window to escape his teammate’s wrath. Burris was mortified, thinking McDonald had injured himself at least and killed himself at worst. Until he realized McDonald had stacked mattresses below the window to cushion his fall. Opponents had no such cushion. “Kurt wasn’t happy with tackling a runner,” Bob Burris said. “He wanted to hit him in the nose. Didn’t have many facemasks back then. He was a go-getter. Football-wise, he was a hunter. He didn’t just like to tackle people. He wanted to put ‘em on the ground quick. No form tackling. He hit ‘em where he could hit ‘em. “ Lynn Burris called his brother a “headhunter. He wouldn’t be able to play today. He usually knocked two or three guys out of a game. That’s a no-no now. He would be awful upset to see football as it is now.” Kurt Burris was a first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 1955 but decided instead to play in the Canadian Football League. The money was just as good and the business opportunities better. Burris eventually went into the oil business in Colorado and Montana. And now Burris now goes into his state’s sports hall of fame. No Heisman Trophy is on his resume’; the endorsement of Bud Wilkinson will have to do. Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at email@example.com. 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.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Greg LaFever, 51, of Midwest City was a star athlete at Putnam City West High School, where he played football and baseball. LaFever was an All-City and All-State pitcher, leading the Patriots to the state championship game. He played at Wichita State (Kan.) and in minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Los...
TRIBUTES: A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience
BY SCOTT MUNN | Jul 27, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Greg LaFever, 51, of Midwest City was a star athlete at Putnam City West High School, where he played football and baseball. LaFever was an All-City and All-State pitcher, leading the Patriots to the state championship game. He played at Wichita State (Kan.) and in minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers. Bill LeRoy, 75, of Oklahoma City. He was a Kansas native who played football for the KU Jayhawks. Also played football and boxed while in the Marines. Worked in the oil business. Tommie Holder, 81, of Snyder was a dirt car racer at old I-35 Speedway. He was a top 10 finisher in points during the 1973 season. A fly fisherman. J. David Lawson, 72, of Edmond was an engineer. Spare time was spent playing golf at Oak Tree, where he served as co-chairman of the cart committee for the 67th Senior PGA Championship. Doris Bruce Gramling, 85, of Oklahoma City played girls basketball at Olustee High School. Kenneth Deatherage, 91, of Hodgen coached Little League baseball. Dr. Kent Braden, 84, of Edmond played football for Elk City High School. He signed up to play ball at Oklahoma, and he was a member of the Sooners' national title team in 1950. But Braden would suffer a career-ending injury and remain with the team as its manager. He went on to become a neurosurgeon in Oklahoma City. Bill Rohrman, 87, of Edmond was a Doylestown, Pa., native where he played high school football, basketball and baseball. An all-conference third baseman as a senior. Worked with the Putnam City Optimist Club, starting the girls softball program. Also served with Golf, Inc., running the city's junior golf circuit for five years. Scored three hole-in-ones. Worked in the insurance business. Robert Ferrell, 83, of Luther taught hunter safety courses for the Oklahoma Department Wildlife Conservation. Frank Barnes, 88, of Longwood, Miss., spent part of the 1955 baseball season with the Oklahoma City Indians. The right-handed pitcher was 4-3 with a 3.78 earned-run average and 61 strikeouts in 69 innings. He spent most of 17 seasons in the minors, although he had a brief 15-game stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. Kenneth Riley, 76, of Blanchard was a Cement High School graduate in 1957. He lettered four years in basketball. Played independent basketball into his 30s just for the love of the game. Caitlin Doty, 19, of Bartlesville earned a black belt in karate. A Barnsdall High School graduate who volunteered to help people with disabilities. Richard Walton, 76, of Oklahoma City was a member of the OU baseball team after graduating from Norman High. A certified public accountant. John Roberts, 94, of Altus hopped a train at age 14 and wound up in Arizona, where he joined a traveling boxing team. Returned home five years later and finished school, then joined the service. Roberts received a Bronze Star with an Award for Valor after pulling a wounded soldier out of a burning halftrack during a mortar attack in Europe. Roberts liked the easy life, too -- he enjoyed a game of golf. Don Daugherty, 88, of Midland, Texas, was a native of Walters. He was a member of the Cameron Junior College basketball team. A geologist by trade. Kenneth Crossland, 78, of Mangum. Played football at Altus High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma football teams that won national championships in 1955 and '56. Worked in life insurance. Buddy Lively, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., played parts of three summers with the Tulsa Oilers baseball team. The Cincinnati Reds prospect had a spectacular 1948 season, going 15-4 with a 2.93 earned-run average. He earned a 10-game promotion to the Reds that season. A World War II veteran. Marion Satterfield, 81, was an accountant. As a young man, he played basketball and baseball at Locust Grove High School. While in the service, Satterfield was invited to play baseball for the Bremerton (Wash.) Naval Reserve Group; most of his teammates were former college and minor league players. Tommy Lott, 66, of Broken Arrow. He was executive director of Indian Nation Youth Sports and Broken Arrow Youth Football. Wayne Lorance, 86, of Hobart. He was a longtime educator who served as basketball coach at several schools in Oklahoma and Colorado. Jimmy Woodard, 69, of Guthrie coached Little League baseball. Rehbecca Teafatiller, 18, of Elmore City, was a cheerleader. Darrell Wiersig, 81, of Anthony, Kan., was an Alva High graduate who attended nearby Northwestern Oklahoma State University. While in college, Wiersig competed in gymnastics and swimming. Larry Miller, 57, of Bartlesville owned a fitness center. Joe Epperley, 90, of Spencer was an award-winning dog breeder. He had several Britney Spaniels that won trophies. An outdoorsman who served in World War II. Pastor Daniel Berg, 30, of Bartlesville played football at Calhan High School in his native Indiana. Marie Pearson Day, 91 of Moore. She played forward on the Paoli High basketball team. Daughter of a sharecropper who sometimes kept Day and her siblings home to pick cotton. Bill Grimes, 84, of Bartlesville judged girls gymnastics at the Phillips Gymnastics Center. He enjoyed racing Hobie Cat catamarans, archery and running. A federal reporting supervisor for Phillips Petroleum. Earl Bales, 69, threw the discus at old Berlin High School. Owned a construction company. BY SCOTT MUNN
ABILENE, Texas - Ron Holmes, who spent 30 years as a student-athlete, coach and administrator at McMurry, is returning to the coaching ranks at Abilene Christian.Holmes, who earned a master's of education from ACU in 1984, will serve as an assistant to men's basketball coach Joe Golding, the university announced Wednesday. Holmes replaces former assistant coach Patrice Days, who left ACU last...
Holmes joins ACU as assistant coach
Abilene Reporter-News, Texas (TNS), Associated Press | Jul 23, 2015ABILENE, Texas - Ron Holmes, who spent 30 years as a student-athlete, coach and administrator at McMurry, is returning to the coaching ranks at Abilene Christian. Holmes, who earned a master's of education from ACU in 1984, will serve as an assistant to men's basketball coach Joe Golding, the university announced Wednesday. Holmes replaces former assistant coach Patrice Days, who left ACU last month to join the staff at Wright State (Ohio). Solomon Bozeman, in his second year at ACU, has been elevated to a full-time assistant position. In 20 seasons at McMurry, Holmes posted a 347-185 record with six 20-win seasons. His teams claimed five conference championships and at least a share of seven American Southwest Conference West Division titles. In 1993-94, McMurry went 21-4 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NAIA national tournament. In 1999-2000, McMurry reached the NCAA Division III Elite Eight and advanced to the Sweet 16 the next season, compiling a 51-6 record over the two seasons with just one regular-season loss in ASC play. Holmes came to McMurry from Van Horn, where he helped the Eagles win the 1971 Class 1A state championship. He played four seasons for Hershel Kimbrell, graduating in 1977 before embarking on his coaching career. Holmes went 169-67 as a high school coach, guiding Brownfield to a 31-4 record and a berth in the Class 3A state tournament in 1989. He returned to McMurry in 1990 as Kimbrell's successor. In addition to his coaching duties, Holmes was named athletic director at McMurry in 2009, overseeing a 19 intercollegiate sports. He stepped down as basketball coach after the 2009-10 season and resigned as athletic director in 2014 to enter private business. Eight Wildcats named to preseason Southland team FRISCO — Eight Abilene Christian players were named to the preseason All-Southland Conference football team, which was announced Wednesday. Senior wide receiver Cedric Gilbert, senior offensive lineman Codey Funk and sophomore running back De'Andre Brown were named to the first team. Senior tight end Jamie Walker, senior punt return specialist Jonathan Epps, junior place-kicker Nik Grau, sophomore offensive tackle Riley Mayfield and sophomore middle linebacker Sam Denmark were all second-team picks. Voting on the preseason teams was done by league coaches, who couldn't vote for their own players. The preseason polls will be announced next Wednesday at the conference's annual media day at the L'Auberge Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. ACU golfer earns honor NORMAN, Okla. — ACU golfer Dillon Vaughn has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America scholar, joining 205 other NCAA Division I golfers on the team, which was announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches' Association of America. To be eligible for All-America scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university. Vaughn was ACU's second-highest finisher at the Southland Conference championship tournament, finishing tied for 14th at 11-over-par 227 over the three-round tournament. Vaughn made ACU's Dean's Honor Roll and its Athletics' Honor Roll in his first full semester as a Wildcat after recording a 3.60 GPA as a management major. Vaughn led the Wildcats with 10 tournament appearances and was second only to senior teammate Corbin Renner with a 74.8 scoring average (72.9 for Renner). Ladies football camp set for Aug. 6 The ACU football program will have its second annual Football 101 Camp for Ladies from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Wally Bullington Practice Facility on the ACU campus. Registration begins at 5 p.m. in the Teague Special Events Center. Participants will pay $25 for the instructional camp. Those interested in participating can email ACU assistant coach Steven Thrash (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call him at 325-674-2110. The camp is designed for all women, whether they have a son playing football or just want to learn more about the game. Women will receive instruction from ACU head coach Ken Collums and his staff on the foundational concepts of the game, such as terms, rules, drills, safety, technique and scheme. Those themes will be both discussed and demonstrated. There will be both classroom and field time, which will include a question-and-answer session, offense and defense presentations, game footage discussions and on-field drills. ——— ©2015 the Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas) Visit the Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas) at www.reporternews.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000411200,t000003195,t000046469,t000003183
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the first players South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier signed to turn the program around is now part of the school's athletic hall of fame.The late Kenny McKinley, the school's career leader with 207 receptions, was among eight players elected to the hall. The school announced the group Tuesday.McKinley was a dynamic, happy go-lucky player who became one of...
McKinley heads up new class for SC sports hall of fame
By PETE IACOBELLI, Associated Press | Jun 30, 2015COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the first players South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier signed to turn the program around is now part of the school's athletic hall of fame. The late Kenny McKinley, the school's career leader with 207 receptions, was among eight players elected to the hall. The school announced the group Tuesday. McKinley was a dynamic, happy go-lucky player who became one of Spurrier's favorites for his upbeat demeanor, his relentless work ethic and his skill at catching footballs. While with the Denver Broncos, McKinley committed suicide in 2010 after authorities found he was struggling in debts. Still, McKinley was in good spirits only a few weeks earlier when he visited his college team and was introduced to the crowd. "I loved him," South Carolina receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. said at the time of his death. "He was a great player and a great person." Others named to the hall were longtime NFL defensive back Sheldon Brown, ex-basketball standout Devan Downey, the only men's soccer coach South Carolina has ever had in Mark Berson, The rest of the class includes former Olympic sprinter Miki Barber, 1980s softball standout Karen Sanchelli and ex-baseball players Greg Ward and David Marchbanks. All will be honored at ceremonies Sept. 10 and will be introduced to the crowd at South Carolina's game against Kentucky at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 12. McKinley, from Marbleton, Georgia, was a stellar, dual-threat quarterback in college who Spurrier turned into one of the most reliable possession receivers in South Carolina history. The six-foot receiver was unafraid to slip between defenders in the middle of the field, holding onto the ball when he was certain to take significant hits. McKinley played at South Carolina from 2005 through 2008. He finished his career with 19 touchdowns and 2,781 yards, the yardage total second only to Alshon Jeffrey in the Gamecock record book. McKinley also finished with a school record of 43 consecutive games with at least one catch. At the one-year anniversary of McKinley's death in 2011, Spurrier recalled his former star's positive attitude and his precision at running routes. "We still talk about him every now and then, when we're running slants. I tell them, 'Here's how Kenny McKinley did it,'" Spurrier recalled. "And I don't remember him ever being covered. He got open every time because he had that little quick step that got him open and we're trying to teach our guys how to run that also. We remember Kenny and he was an outstanding player here, no question." Brown played with the Gamecocks from 1998-2001 and was an all-Southeastern Conference selection in 2001 and 2002. He played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. Downey finished his career as South Carolina's fourth-leading scorer after transferring from Cincinnati. Berson started the men's soccer varsity team in 1978 and has been coach ever since, making the NCAA national semifinals in 1988 and 1993. He is Division I college soccer's active leader with 472 career wins.
Denzel Goolsby looked forward to sharing his Kansas State football career with his father, Les. They had four seasons to hug after victories, talk through tough times and experience Big 12 football. They recently patched up old differences, visited campus together and prepared to enjoy the culmination of years of hard work.On Wednesday, Les Goolsby passed away after suffering a brain aneurysm....
Denzel Goolsby pays tribute to deceased father in speech at sports banquet
Paul Suellentrop, Associated Press | Jun 26, 2015Denzel Goolsby looked forward to sharing his Kansas State football career with his father, Les. They had four seasons to hug after victories, talk through tough times and experience Big 12 football. They recently patched up old differences, visited campus together and prepared to enjoy the culmination of years of hard work. On Wednesday, Les Goolsby passed away after suffering a brain aneurysm. Denzel drove back from Manhattan, where he had started summer workouts, to see his father on life support. “I woke up in Manhattan to a lot of missed calls and text messages,” he said. “I had to come home to say my last words to him. That’s a lot to handle driving back from K-State.” Denzel Goolsby, who played running back on two Class 5A champions at Bishop Carroll, won the Barry Sanders High School Male Athlete of the Year award at Thursday’s Greater Wichita Sports Banquet at Hyatt Regency Wichita. He dedicated the honor to his father and gave an emotional speech rewarded with a standing ovation from the crowd and a call to prayer from emcee Brett Harris. “He is a big reason why I am the person I am,” Goolsby said of his father. “I’m a firm believer in work ethic being something that is passed along. He had the drive to get up every single day and work hard and never complain.” Goolsby started four seasons at Carroll and earned Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and Wichita Eagle Top 11 honors. He had 1,641 rushing yards on 162 carries last fall with 16 receptions and seven touchdowns. “You’re nothing without your teammates,” he said. “My successes are really just a reflection of their hard work. My offensive line was up front, doing the dirty work.” Goolsby, because of his duties at Kansas State, didn’t plan on attending the banquet and named a grade-school coach to accept the award on his behalf. His father’s death changed his plans and he spent some of his time at home searching for support. He found a story on the Internet about golf balls, which he said originally had with a smooth surface. Golfers found the balls worked better worn and dented. Golf balls, of course, are dimpled. “At the end of the day, I’m kind of like a golf ball,” he said. “We get dented, and we think it might be a bad thing, but at the end of the day that’s just God denting us and redesigning us so we can go farther.” Southern Cal catcher Garrett Stubbs won the Johnny Bench National Collegiate Catcher of the Year honor. Stubbs, who signed with the Astros after being picked in the eighth round, earned American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors and All-America honors from Baseball America and the ABCA. LSU’s Kade Scivicque and Matt Winn of Virginia Military Institute were the other finalists. Wichita State took both of the College Athlete of the Year honors with basketball players Tekele Cotton and Alex Harden, now with the Phoenix Mercury. “She was a phenomenal person,” WSU women’s coach Jody Adams said. “She believed the tough road would lead to the high road. I’m very blessed to have been her coach.” Cotton recently completed workouts with NBA teams Houston, Toronto, Detroit and Oklahoma City. “To work with Tekele, he was never late, he was always asking for more,” WSU assistant coach Greg Heiar said. “He was a nobody when he came to Wichita State. He went to the NCAA Tournament four straight years. But he’s a better person than he is a basketball player. We’re honored that we had him in our basketball program.” Former Wichita State baseball player Eric Wedge, who played in the major leagues and managed Cleveland and Seattle, gave the keynote speech emphasized the importance of taking care of other people and taking care of life matters off the field. He credited former Shockers who stayed close to the program with pushing he and his teammates on their way to the 1989 College World Series title. “One of the reasons I have the toughness I have is Wichita State,” he said. “That’s the way it was. That’s what I tried to do. If anybody tells you you don’t have responsibility as an athlete, especially a professional athlete, they’re crazy.” Wedge was named Manager of the Year for Cleveland in 2007. He managed Seattle from 2011-2013 before quitting when he grew disastisfied with management. He now works for ESPN as a commentator. “You’re not allowed to punch your bosses, so I had to leave,” he said. Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop. Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop. ——— ©2015 The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) Visit The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) at www.kansas.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000002776,t000049144,t000002786,t000405348,t000003183,t000003195,t000046469,t000158007,t000012815,t000003086,t000012821,t000205517,g000065634,g000362661,g000066164,g000224867