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Associated Press | Jul 23, 2014Texas sports at midnight CDT. Diana Heidgerd is on the desk after 5 a.m. CDT and reachable at 972-991-2100 or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-836-9477. If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to email@example.com. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 1-888-273-6867. FOOTBALL: NFL FBN--TEXANS PREVIEW HOUSTON — As the Houston Texans prepare for the start of training camp on Saturday, their biggest question mark involves a player who probably won't be there when they take the field. Disgruntled receiver Andre Johnson skipped offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp after wondering in May if Houston was "still the place for me." By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 830 words, photos. 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Jun 14, 2014
Age: 49 Residence: Bixby When he left the University of Oklahoma to begin his climb through professional baseball, Glenn Sullivan didn’t know he wanted to be a high school coach. The three-sport standout in high school and two-sport player for the Sooners — Sullivan was also a backup quarterback at OU — had a degree in public affairs and administration. But after a minor league career that led...
Collected wisdom: Glenn Sullivan, former OU baseball and football standout
Interviewed by Ryan Aber, firstname.lastname@example.org | Jun 14, 2014Age: 49 Residence: Bixby When he left the University of Oklahoma to begin his climb through professional baseball, Glenn Sullivan didn’t know he wanted to be a high school coach. The three-sport standout in high school and two-sport player for the Sooners — Sullivan was also a backup quarterback at OU — had a degree in public affairs and administration. But after a minor league career that led him as far as Triple-A in the Cubs’ organization, Sullivan decided to give coaching a try, first in independent ball and then at Jenks. He coached the Trojans to a state title in 2000 before leaving coaching for a few years to spend more time with his family. Sullivan got back in as the head coach at Holland Hall several years ago and recently was named the head coach at Bixby, where he and his family have lived for about 13 years. Sullivan talked to The Oklahoman about his time in Norman, deciding to stay after the Sooners switched back to the wishbone and how he decided to go into coaching. My dad, James Sullivan, made me an OU fan. I can remember the ’76 Orange Bowl when we got beat by Arkansas 31-6. We could’ve had a chance to be No. 1 in the nation. Just those times and watching those teams with Steve Davis and those guys going through. Steve’s son, Bo Davis, played for me when I was at Jenks. He was our second baseman on our state championship team at Jenks in 2000. I always wanted to be a Sooner. My dad grew up in Wagoner and then Hulbert and we always watched them. When they decided they were going to throw the ball, that was something I could do. I definitely wasn’t a pure wishbone quarterback. They brought in David Vickers from Tulsa Hale and they brought in Kyle Irvin from Tulsa Union, the same type quarterbacks I was, and we were going to try to see who was going to throw it. Then halfway through that year, Marcus Dupree left and then in the spring they told us that they were going to go back to the straight wishbone. I knew that was going to be tough for me but I also knew coach (Barry) Switzer said I could play baseball. I was talking to the University of Florida because they had recruited me, but they wouldn’t let me play baseball so I just decided to stick it out there. I got a little bit of time at quarterback in mop-up duty. Obviously Jamelle Holieway was a great quarterback but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It was a great experience — a lot of wins, four Big Eight championships, a national championship ring. When Jamelle was there he was a great wishbone quarterback. Troy Aikman had been recruited that winter and he had signed with OU. They went back to the straight wishbone. I can remember talking to my dad saying, “You know, they go back to the wishbone, I’m going to be in trouble but if they decide to throw it again I’m going to be in trouble as well because this guy’s pretty good,” so baseball ended up being my thing. It was really different because back in those days, most people didn’t talk about scholarships like they do now. I was sitting in my English class my junior year and my principal, Mr. Hines, gets me out of class and says there’s a coach from the University of Oklahoma that would like to see you. He can’t talk to you, because it was one of those times, but he’s in the cafeteria and he just wants to see you. So we’re walking down the hall and I go, “What does he want to see me for?” He said, “They might be interested in you playing some football for them and going to school there.” I was like “What? Really?” I walk in there like a piece of meat and walk around, turn around and walk out. I went home and told my parents and they said there will be opportunities that would be possible and they explained everything to me at that point. That was my first experience of possibly getting school paid for on a scholarship to play football, so that was pretty neat. We had some really good baseball teams. In ’85, which was my first spring, we were ranked No. 1 in the nation for about half the season. Bobby Witt was on our team, who was the third pick overall in ’85 by the Rangers. It was a blast, great guys to play with and had a great experience. The complexes they have now aren’t quite what we had. When I got there, our indoor facility was under the east side of the football stadium and we called it Pneumonia Downs. It had barrels that we filled up with wood for heat in the winter. They also had an indoor track that went around there. We had one cage and right next to that cage they had some mounds and behind the mounds they had a storage area—a big wooden storage closet and that’s where the catcher sat. Bobby put so many holes in that wood with the 97 mph fastball. It would scare you to death when you were hitting in the cage. When I got drafted, it was the 29th round and you always kind of doubt yourself a little bit. I hit .300 my first year in Geneva in the New York-Penn League and I realized that I could catch up to the fastball. I could do the things that needed to be done to have a chance to play, so even though I was a 29th-round pick, I was the first player out of our class in 1987 to get to Triple-A. Of course some passed me after that and made it to the big leagues, but one of the things that I prided myself on that helps me as a coach right now is I made sure I could do all the little things that needed to be done within a game to get noticed and progress through the minor leagues up to a higher levels. Obviously there were players with better talent than I that went on to the big leagues, but at least I gave myself a chance. I did that. I gave myself a chance. Do I think I could’ve played in the big leagues? Yeah. Do I think I would’ve stuck in the big leagues? No. But I think I was good enough that I probably could’ve hit .250-.260 in the big leagues, which isn’t quite enough to stick around very long. As I got drafted and got into the minor leagues, just the teaching of the games and listening to guys talk about the strategy of baseball and that sort of thing got my interest going toward coaching. When I finished playing, I went to work for Marriott hotels for a little while and I worked for my father a little bit but in my heart I felt like I wanted to coach, so I went through the alternative placement program after coaching a couple years in the minor leagues and then I got the job at Jenks and was on my way. My old manager for the Cubs, who managed me in Double-A and Triple-A, Jim Essian, who actually had a little bit of big league time with the Cubs as a manager, called me in ’95. That’s when I’d just moved to Oklahoma from Texas from working with my dad. I was in between jobs so I went to play with him that summer. I played about two weeks with him in Pueblo, Colo., and then that folded. Greg Minton, who pitched for San Francisco for a few years and was a closer, was in Lubbock and called me and wanted me to be a player/coach. I did that in ’95 there. And then in ’96 had the same role, didn’t play very much, was mainly the hitting instructor, then when Greg left in ’97-’98 I took over as the manager. I’d lived that lifestyle. The pro ball lifestyle is tough if you’re going to have a family. I got married in ’96, and we had our first child in May of ’98 when I was managing in Lubbock. In the offseason that year I helped out with Jenks with the ninth grade team and got to know the administration pretty good. At the All-Star break of ’98, I flew back home and interviewed with Jenks. They offered me the job. I then resigned from managing the Lubbock team and that’s how I took over at Jenks. It was Jim Essian really that got me interested in coaching. He was really a strategist. He really thought the game out as far as holding runners as a manager, your double steals, your pickoffs, trying to take advantage of every situation, showing you what the teams are trying to do to you in certain situations, was excellent at teaching hitting. That sort of piqued my interest, and then Greg Minton in Lubbock was also a student of the game. He taught me pitching and what guys were trying to do to you and that sort of thing, so that’s the fun part for me is trying to get kids to understand what teams are trying to do to you, how you can take advantage of what they’re doing, how you can keep them from doing things by saying certain things as a manager to give you an element of surprise. So that part of the strategy of baseball really interested me, and those two guys really got me going in that area, and I also love helping kids as well. I’ve always loved doing that. Combine those two and here I am where I am now. Family is super important to me. My parents were always at every game or anything we ever did. I have three brothers and a sister and they were always with us every time they could be there so I always knew how important that was to me to look up in the stands and see them. They weren’t screamers and yellers, but just to know that I had their support. That’s what I wanted to be for my son and my daughter was to be there for them and the things that they experienced. God made that possible for me and I was able to do that and I was able to still provide for my family and still was able to do some of the things that I loved with baseball, so it worked out that way. My wife, Kristie, teaches at Bixby Public Schools and my kids go to school here, so it’s fun.
Jun 13, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas freshman first baseman Kacy Clemens showed up at the College World Series prepared to deal with the attention that comes with being Roger Clemens' son.Before Roger Clemens became a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, he was a pitcher on the Longhorns' 1983 team that won their fourth national championship at the old Rosenblatt Stadium. Roger will be on hand to see if his...
Texas' Kacy Clemens wears his name 'loud, proud'
ERIC OLSON, Associated Press | Jun 13, 2014OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas freshman first baseman Kacy Clemens showed up at the College World Series prepared to deal with the attention that comes with being Roger Clemens' son. Before Roger Clemens became a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, he was a pitcher on the Longhorns' 1983 team that won their fourth national championship at the old Rosenblatt Stadium. Roger will be on hand to see if his son can help the Longhorns win a seventh title, and first at TD Ameritrade Park. In Texas' media brochure, Kacy lists his father as his "childhood sports hero," and he has dogs named "Rocket," his dad's nickname, and "Cy." "I've never been ashamed of the name on my back. I wear it loud and proud. It's another target like the one on my chest," Kacy said Friday. "That's not what it's about here. It's about Texas and winning a championship for this team. Anything else that comes on the side is a blessing or a curse, however you want to put it." Kacy was recruited as a pitcher and first baseman after an All-America career at Memorial High School in Houston. He hasn't been used on the mound this season. He's started 58 of 60 games and is batting .220 with one home run and 18 RBIs. Kacy said his dad has regaled him with stories of the Longhorns' 1983 season and that Roger's national championship ring "ranks right up there" with his seven Cy Youngs and two world championships. Another member of the '83 team, pitcher Calvin Schiraldi, also has a son on the 2014 squad, pitcher Lukas Schiraldi. Calvin was the CWS Most Outstanding Player. "Hopefully Luke and I can help this team win it," Kacy said. As for fatherly advice Roger imparted to Kacy about the CWS, Kacy said, "He tells me to enjoy it, and when it comes to game time, get locked in with my teammates and win." ___ ABOUT THOSE UPSETS: The elimination of six of the eight national seeds, plus UC Irvine's run to the CWS, illustrate the difficulty the selection committee had putting together the 64-team NCAA tournament field, chairman Dennis Farrell said. He's not complaining. "We've had teams like Kent State and Stony Brook and Indiana make it to the College World Series, which I think is very healthy for the sport," he said. "We all want this to be a national sport, not just a sunbelt sport. The fact we had so many upsets reiterated the parity we have this year." ___ SCHOLARSHIP WISH: Dave Keilitz, who's retiring as executive director of the American Baseball Coaches Association, said his biggest regret in his two decades on the job was that he and others in the baseball community couldn't get the NCAA to increase the scholarship limit of 11.7. "I always felt if we could get to 14 or 15, it would give us a chance to get some elite athletes who are now playing football," Keilitz said. "The elite go toward football because you can get a full ride. If we got to the level where we could give two or three full rides ... it would make our game even better." ___ ARM INJURIES: Mississippi coach Mike Bianco says he's troubled by the number of arm injuries sustained by pitchers these days. He says the problem stems from youngsters who are overworked. Bianco said when he played youth ball, a pitcher could work no more than six innings a week and the season lasted no more than 10 weeks. "These kids starting at 8, 9 years old play year-round in tournaments because of the money that people make off the tournaments," he said. "Now you're allowed to pitch 12 innings in a week or nine innings (a day), and if you pitch three or less you don't need a day off. If I pitch (former Rebel) Lance Lynn three innings every single day for four days, that would be insane, but they do that to these young kids all the time, and they do it all year long."
Jun 7, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Just call him Johnny Baseball.Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball draft Saturday — the 837th player taken.Manziel was listed as a shortstop for Texas A&M, although he never played for the Aggies as he focused on football. He hasn't played baseball since high school and probably won't see...
Padres pick Browns QB Johnny Manziel in 28th round
DENNIS WASZAK Jr., Associated Press | Jun 7, 2014NEW YORK (AP) — Just call him Johnny Baseball. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball draft Saturday — the 837th player taken. Manziel was listed as a shortstop for Texas A&M, although he never played for the Aggies as he focused on football. He hasn't played baseball since high school and probably won't see the diamond again as he embarks on his NFL career, but was happy the Padres took a swing at him. "Big thank you to the @Padres and @padresmikedee for selecting me in the MLB draft," Manziel wrote on his Twitter page. "What a great day!" Mike Dee, the Padres' president and CEO, tweeted back: "Best athlete on the board... #JohnnyBaseball." Manziel, the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012, was taken by the Browns with the 22nd overall pick in the NFL draft last month. "It was kind of, 'Why not?'" Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said Saturday before the Padres hosted the Washington Nationals. In May 2013, Manziel visited the Padres when he was in San Diego to work with a quarterbacks coach. "He certainly loves baseball," Byrnes said. "We kind of talked about it at that time, 'Do you want us to draft you?' He said, 'Yeah, absolutely.'" Why in the 28th round? "We really liked our 27th-rounder," Byrnes said. Asked the odds of actually signing Manziel, Byrnes, a big football fan, just smiled. Manziel played baseball and football at Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, and asked Texas A&M coaches about being part of the baseball team before winning the Aggies' starting quarterback job as a redshirt freshman. Earlier this week, Manziel — decked out in an Indians jersey — was set to throw out the first pitch in Cleveland before the Indians played Boston. He warmed up earlier with Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin, but his toss was washed out by rain that delayed the start. But, in May 2013, Manziel took batting practice with the Padres at Petco Park and tossed out a football-style first pitch as he dropped back, scrambled to the side of the mound and floated a bootleg "pass" to San Diego outfielder Mark Kotsay, who caught it behind his back with his glove. On Manziel's first swing in batting practice, the bat flew out of his hands, but he settled down and later drove a pitch off the right-field wall. "I didn't know he played baseball," Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy said Saturday. "Anybody in Texas probably plays all those sports, football, baseball." Padres closer Huston Street, who pitched at Texas and whose late father, James, played quarterback for the Longhorns, liked the pick, even if Manziel did play for the Aggies. "I'm a fan. I think he's an exciting player," Street said. "I think he's good for sport. I think he plays hard. I don't know if he'll ever wear a Padre uniform, but it sure is exciting that the organization took him. I know he hung out here last year a couple times and everybody really enjoyed his presence. Everybody liked him. I came away from that day thinking, 'Man, that's a good dude, that's a cool guy.' It seemed like he was a very focused, mentally strong guy. He wanted to do something. We know what he can do in football. "Heck, if he wants to come out here and hang around before games ... I don't know if they let 28th-round picks do that," Street said. "But he's a great athlete. I don't think anybody expects to see him in the big leagues, but maybe he's going to try and do both. I don't know. If he does, he's one of the more competitive people I've been around. We'll see what happens with his football career. He's potentially got a baseball one." Street isn't sure if Johnny Football would try both sports. "I would tell him to don't try to be a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none," Street said. "But at the same time, it's been done before. I don't know about at the quarterback position. A little bit tougher position." Big-time quarterbacks are no stranger to recent Major League Baseball drafts. John Elway, Dan Marino, Tom Brady, Daunte Culpepper, Colin Kaepernick and Jake Locker were all drafted by big league teams but instead stuck to the gridiron. Russell Wilson of the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks was a 41st-round selection by Baltimore out of high school in 2007, but opted to go to North Carolina State. He was a fourth-rounder of Colorado in 2010 and played in the Rockies' system as a second baseman. Wilson, who had transferred to Wisconsin, told the Rockies in January 2012 that he wanted to pursue an NFL career, and in December 2013 was acquired by the Texas Rangers in the Rule 5 draft. A few weeks after winning the Super Bowl, Wilson attended Rangers spring training and participated in infield drills. Next year, Florida State's Jameis Winston could be in the same situation as Manziel. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback also is a hard-throwing closer for the Seminoles' baseball team. Winston was already a 15th-round pick of the Rangers in 2012. ___ AP Sports Writer Bernie Wilson in San Diego contributed to this report.
May 31, 2014
OSU, which is hosting an NCAA Regional this weekend, has two players who underwent the operation. Conor Costello, from Edmond Santa Fe, hurt his elbow a few years ago in fall baseball at Navarro Junior College before he transferred to OSU.
College baseball: A look at the recent rise in Tommy John surgeries
By Mike Baldwin | May 31, 2014A rash of Tommy John elbow surgeries in the majors has raised concern all the way down to Little League baseball. Coaches last week at the Big 12 Tournament at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark agreed the key issues are players are bigger and stronger and elite players participate at a highly competitive level nearly year-round in warm-weather climates. “Previous generations threw footballs and shot basketballs to give the arm some time to rest,” said Oklahoma State coach Josh Holliday, the Big 12 Coach of the Year. “I agree with the school of thought baseball played year-round is dangerous.” Tommy John surgery is named after the former major league pitcher who revived his career after having the surgery. The procedure usually sidelines players 12 months after doctors take a tendon from elsewhere in the body to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow. OSU, which is hosting an NCAA Regional this weekend, has two players who underwent the operation. Conor Costello, from Edmond Santa Fe, hurt his elbow a few years ago in fall baseball at Navarro Junior College before he transferred to OSU. “Going through it is a struggle but I was kind of happy I got it done and it didn’t happen later in my career,” Costello said. “My mechanics (weren’t) where they should have been. I was pulling my slider. There are a lot of factors involved.” In a generation where athletes tend to focus on only one sport, pitchers suffering elbow injuries at an alarming rate has forced everyone to take a hard look at how kids approach the sport. Many of the nation’s top prospects play on travel teams. Summer leagues often extend into August with high-profile tournaments where pitchers try to impress pro scouts and college coaches. “I grew up in Maryland,” said 11-year TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle. “I’ve always said it’s a blessing and a curse to play in a warm-weather climate. It’s a blessing to play a lot of baseball. It’s also a curse to play a lot of baseball. “One thing I’m hearing is it’s playing a lot of games at a highly competitive level. Playing at that level helps a player improve but sometimes maybe it’s better just to play catch (on flat ground) instead of a constant competitive environment off a mound.” The alarm sounded when elbow injuries reached an all-time high this season in the majors. It’s such an epidemic that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced he’s “worried.” Texas’ right-hander Martin Perez was the 19th major league pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since spring training. It’s significant that 16 of the 19 who have undergone elbow surgery this year are all relatively young and all from places with warm-weather climates — California, Florida, Texas or Latin America. “If I played in this generation I probably would have never played football because there’s so much baseball available,” said veteran Baylor coach Steve Smith. “Playing that much baseball is what makes them good, but it’s also a perfect storm that can lead to injuries.” Another variable is today’s pitchers are bigger, stronger and throw harder. “The baseball is coming out of their hand like we’ve never seen before,” Holliday said. “They throw sliders 90 mph in the majors. That used to be the average fastball. If you throw pitches at such a velocity the soft tissue can’t withstand it over the course of time.” Elbow injuries have been more frequent in recent years. Four of baseball’s top pitchers — Stephen Strasburg (Nationals), Matt Harvey (Mets), Jose Fernandez (Marlins) and Dylan Bundy (Orioles) — have undergone Tommy John operations in recent years. Mark Robinette, the other OSU pitcher who had Tommy John surgery, injured his elbow the summer after his sophomore year. “I’ve always taken care of my arm. I’ve iced it and done all the exercises. I was never abused by coaches,” Robinette said. “One day I’m just playing catch and it happened. To be honest it’s kind of inevitable for some guys.” TCU junior right-hander Preston Morrison, the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, has seen teenagers undergo elbow surgery but believes there are steps that can minimize a pitcher’s chances of tearing the UCL. “One of the big things is kids need to take care of their arms,” Morrison said. “It’s sort of what I call pre-hab, a preventive approach. You have to be smart about it. “You also can’t have coaches overuse kids, throw them more than 120 pitches, if that, and then take four days off. After the summer every year I’ve never thrown too many innings in the fall and then I take off six or seven weeks in the winter.” Experts that follow the issue have said the 2014 elbow firestorm is a concern, but warn it might just be a bad year; how the story unfolds the next couple of years will determine whether it’s truly an epidemic. This year’s list primarily consists of pitchers, but Minnesota Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano, one of the elite hitters in the minors, will miss the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery during spring training. TCU junior lefthander Brandon Finnegan, an All-Big 12 pitcher, believes part of it is random luck. “It can sometimes be a freak deal even if you do all the stretching exercises you’re supposed to do,” Finnegan said. “One of the guys on the team that blew out his elbow is one of the biggest exercise conditioning addicts you’ll ever see.” Elbow injuries have become an issue at the high school and college levels. OU pitcher Adam Choplick had to redshirt as a freshman after having two Tommy John surgeries while still in high school. During his 25 years as a Division I head coach or assistant, Smith in person had witnessed just one pitcher who suffered a season-ending elbow injury while on the mound. This year the Bears have had three — two elbow injuries and a shoulder. “They play so much baseball there’s no time to train. Eventually the body will break down,” Smith said. “I don’t think there’s any way to mandate this. Every kid, parent and coach has to use some common sense when it comes to participation in any sport, not just baseball.” Holliday said the Cowboys give pitchers November and December off before they resume throwing programs in January to prepare for a college season that begins in February. “You have to look at this through the eyes of science,” Holliday said. “There are some really smart doctors, scientists and physical therapists who can study the science part of this. “Every player must be monitored individually. One program won’t fit everyone. Age, body type and arm slot are all factors. Hopefully these scientists can up with logical conclusions that will help everyone have more information to make sound decisions.”
May 16, 2014
Stop the pitching carnage.Now.We know just where to start.Youth baseball.No more children playing all through the year, with hardly a break between seasons. No more youngsters throwing sliders and splitters and all sorts of pitches that put too much stress on their still-developing arms. And certainly no more high schoolers dishing up 194 pitches in a single game.With baseball in the midst of...
Column: Time to start protecting our young hurlers
PAUL NEWBERRY, Associated Press | May 16, 2014Stop the pitching carnage. Now. We know just where to start. Youth baseball. No more children playing all through the year, with hardly a break between seasons. No more youngsters throwing sliders and splitters and all sorts of pitches that put too much stress on their still-developing arms. And certainly no more high schoolers dishing up 194 pitches in a single game. With baseball in the midst of what looks increasingly like an epidemic of elbow injuries and Tommy John surgeries, it's time for someone to acknowledge that a big part of the problem can surely be traced to our overworked kids. They are enduring far too much wear and tear on their immature bodies — their arms especially — in a misguided quest to make it to the big leagues. Those few who do make it often pay a heavy price. "Most of the major leaguers and minor leaguers that come into our practice with ligament problems," says Dr. James Andrews, who has performed countless Tommy John operations over his long career, "if you take a good, close look at their histories, a large part of them link back to some minor injury as a kid. "It started in youth baseball. That's the real culprit." The major league brass is so concerned that it plans to hold a summit in New York next week, bringing in experts such as Andrews to figure out why so many of the game's top hurlers have been stricken with this devastating injury, some for the second time. The Atlanta Braves probably qualify for a Tommy John BOGO, considering they've already sent three pitchers (Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy and Cory Gearrin) to the operating table this year, and are still hoping for the return of reliever Jonny Venters, who underwent the procedure last year. Medlen, Beachy and Venters all have two Tommy Johns on their medical charts — and none has celebrated his 30th birthday. The biggest blow yet occurred down in Miami, where Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, just 21 and perhaps the most gifted young pitcher in the game, was headed to surgery Friday to have his elbow ligament replaced. It will be at least a year before we see him on the mound again. Well, enough's enough. While it won't be of help to this generation of big leaguers, whose damage is already done, maybe those who are just getting started on their baseball careers won't have to endure so much pain. Already, Little League and other youth baseball organizations have instituted well-intentioned rules to limit pitch counts and reduce the stress on a young player's arm. But more drastic steps are needed, especially for those moving into their teenage years. That's when the best players often compete for both their high schools and elite travel teams, the games stretching from spring to summer and on through the fall, all while mom and dad are doling out big bucks to pay for private lessons on the side. Andrews recommends that all young pitchers should take at least two months off each year, and he says three or four months would be even better. Unfortunately for many of these kids, there's no such thing as an off season. "The professional ranks protect their pitchers a lot better than they do in the high schools," Andrews says. No kidding. In Rochester, Washington, prep pitcher Dylan Fosnacht threw 194 pitches over 14 scoreless innings in a district tournament game this week. It's a feat that might've been celebrated in an earlier era, but should be raising nothing but red flags in light of what's happening in the big leagues. The state high school association says the outlandish feat was within its rules. Ridiculous. The coach defended leaving his starter in the game, saying he checked with Fosnacht before every inning and he didn't seem to be tiring. Talk about passing the buck. And Fosnacht took issue with anyone who wanted to blame his coach or parents for endangering his health. Which is to be expected, since the teen became an instant social media sensation. "People need to chill," Fosnacht wrote on Twitter, which meant he could at least still raise his arm to type out a message. But Tommy John — yep, the Tommy John, the one who first had a ligament replaced in his elbow and wound up with an operation that will forever bear his name — says the problem starts at home. Like Andrews and others in the medical profession, John subscribes to the theory that many of these elbow injuries can be traced back to playing too much ball at too young an age. While he says any coach who would let a high school pitcher throw nearly 200 pitches in a game deserves to be fired, he puts ultimate blame on the parents. "The parents get built into the idea that little junior is going to get pitching lessons from the guy who pitched minor league baseball, who's going to get paid two, three grand a winter, and he comes down twice a week and works on his pitching and all this," John says. "He should be working on his strength playing basketball, playing football, playing lacrosse, playing something other than throwing a baseball. "It won't make him better. It will just increase his chances of down the road of having Tommy John surgery." ___ Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at email@example.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 ___ AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report.
Apr 21, 2014
Texas linebacker Steve Edmond just made the Big 12 off-season much more interesting. For some reason known only to Edmond and probably Charlie Strong by now, the Longhorn decided to go off on the fighting Baylor Bears. “We could have won the conference,” Edmond said.
Bad blood boils in Texas-Baylor rivalry
Berry Tramel | Apr 21, 2014[img]2498275[/img] Texas linebacker Steve Edmond just made the Big 12 off-season much more interesting. For some reason known only to Edmond and probably Charlie Strong by now, the Longhorn decided to go off on the fighting Baylor Bears. “We could have won the conference,” Edmond said. “Even though I didn’t get a chance to play in the Baylor game, I really feel like we should have beat Baylor. I really don’t like Baylor. I still think they’re trash.” And this: “I’m mad as I can be. I knew we were a better team than they were. And then … Baylor gets the win and acts like they had never won before. Even in high school, you know how to react when you win a game. It’s not like you never won a game. I’m like, ‘They won it, so what?’ They still suck to me.” And: “I don’t like Baylor. When [receiver] Kendall Wright came through, they were just airing the ball out, throwing deep. It was nothing serious. I don’t understand how we lost to Baylor.” This is all wildly fascinating, and we sure don’t want to muzzle a suddenly-interesting talker. But still. Edmond is nuts. Let’s see. Yes, Texas could have won the championship. Had the Longhorns not lost to Baylor. A game won 30-10 by the Bears. There was nothing flukish about Baylor’s victory. A dominating win. The Bears’ third in four years against Texas. There is no one in America who believes Texas was better than Baylor in 2013. Let’s move on. Edmond doesn’t like Baylor? OK. That’s acceptable. Baylor is “trash”? How is Baylor trash, just because it won by 20 points? This reeks of the Holy Roman Empire. Medieval Europe. Class warfare. Sounds like Baylor is supposed to know its place and not dare threaten Texas’ social standing. Edmond pops Baylor of acting like “they had never won before.” Well, Baylor never had won before, at least Big 12 football. I’d say a program’s first Big 12 championship is reason to celebrate. Go crazy, folks. If the St. Louis Cardinals can mob the mound after winning the World Series, why can’t Baylor act like it’s V-J Day when it beats the Longhorns? Because it is. And the stuff about Kendall Wright just catching deep balls? Sounds like that OU talk after OSU’s beatdown of the Sooners in 2002 Bedlam. The assertion that Josh Fields just threw a bunch of deep balls to Rashaun Woods. Since when are jump balls illegitimate? Since when is athletic superiority somehow children of a lesser football god? “Airing the ball out” is a perfectly acceptable form of football strategy. Edmond says he doesn’t understand how Texas lost to Baylor. The rest of us understand it. Baylor was better. The Bears ran into an OSU buzzsaw in Stillwater, but otherwise, the Bears dominated the Big 12. Only TCU played the Bears within single digits. This is a clear reaction to revolution. The Big 12 has changed. Five schools have won the last five Big 12 titles. Texas in 2009, OU in 2010, OSU in 2011, Kansas State in 2012, Baylor in 2013. This league no longer is an Oklahoma/Texas stranglehold. And when the culture changes, there is natural kickback. The old guard doesn’t like it. But tough. As Jordan Najvar, a senior on Baylor’s team last year, tweeted: “Lol to Steve Edmond’s comment. Sorry your 4/5 rating on Rivals doesn’t translate to you beating Baylor.” So circle your calendar. Oct. 4. Baylor at Texas. Bears vs. Bevo. New money vs. old money. Trash vs. trash talking.
Apr 17, 2014
Orr had successful open-heart surgery in October — his second in his young, 14-year life — and has since become an inspiration for the school’s baseball team, successfully working his way back to the field.
High schools: Chaz Orr is the heart of Washington's baseball team
By Jacob Unruh | Apr 17, 2014WASHINGTON — Chaz Orr has a scar in the middle of his chest stretching the length of his sternum. He has a similar, but older one, on his back. “When they said I had to have open-heart surgery, all I could think about was if I was going to live,” said Orr, a freshman at Washington. Orr had successful open-heart surgery in October — his second in his young, 14-year life — and has since become an inspiration for the school’s baseball team, successfully working his way back to the field. He’s done more than just play, though. He’s become the starting second baseman and No. 3 hitter in the lineup while delivering key hits and even throwing well on the mound. “He’s a little bitty, short and chubby kid, but the kid can play baseball,” Washington senior Bo Nixon said. “He’s our best baseball player on the team. As a leader and senior on this team, I look up to him. He’s the leader from the start of the game until the finish. He’s the one who keeps us going.” Orr, who is 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds, is hitting .250 with two home runs and 10 runs batted in this season. He’s also 2-2 on the mound. THE LONG JOURNEY Chaz Orr’s focus is on the team first. On Oct. 14, though, his focus was on surviving. His heart issues started when he was 17 months old. Diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta, Orr had to have surgery to fix the condition, which involves narrowing of the aorta, and left him with the scar on his back. The surgery, though, was a temporary fix. Orr always knew he would have to have another surgery. “Ever since the first surgery, we had known he had a valve that leaked,” said Orr’s father, Matt. Chaz, however, started having breathing problems last spring. He was fatigued and didn’t even want to finish a baseball game. It was eventually determined he needed to have full cardiac bypass. The Orrs turned to the doctor who performed Chaz’s first surgery, Christopher Knott-Craig in Memphis, Tenn. “From the day they said Knott-Craig was doing it, I was confident that he could do it and that I would come back,” Orr said. “I didn’t know this well, but I knew I was going to come back and be able to play again.” The day was Oct. 12. The Orrs had a long drive to Memphis planned, but first they had a detour to Shawnee with Kailee, a junior, playing in the state championship softball game. The entire family watched her and the Warriors win the title, but did not waste time after the game. They had to get Chaz’s heart better. “We had just won state and it’s pretty surreal and we grab her,” Washington coach David Vallerand said. “It’s pretty rough because they’re going off, and they don’t know what the result is going to be and how it turns out.” On Oct. 14, Orr was prepped for surgery, but his father had a surprise for him. A video of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops was recorded for the big Sooners fan and shown before the surgery. Once the surgery was finished, Orr was told it would take 10 weeks to recover. Nearly eight weeks later, he was cleared to return to the basketball court, where he played for Washington’s junior varsity team. “He’s a kid that’s always wanted to be athletic, and he was feeling good,” Matt said. ‘IT’S JUST A MIRACLE’ Since his athletic comeback, Chaz Orr says he doesn’t notice his heart anymore and feels better than before. Now full of energy, Orr has become the life of the team, even as a freshman. “These guys, they razz him more than anything,” Vallerand said. “They just know it’s Chaz Orr; he can play and he can contribute.” There have been big moments for Orr, too. He hit a big three-run homer against Heavener early in the season and pitched nearly five shutout innings in relief during the Warriors’ 18-16 comeback victory. He also nearly pitched a complete game against Class 6A’s Mustang. “It’s just a bonus,” Orr said. “It’s crazy that I’m still here and be able to play on the varsity and be able to contribute and help the team win in any way I can.” The Warriors are 7-9 on the year, with each win having Orr’s mark on it. “He’s obviously a strong, young kid who has handled it well,” Matt Orr said. “You can’t take that for granted. “It’s awesome to be able to see him out there performing.” The Washington players and coaches certainly don’t take that lightly seeing Orr on the field after what he had been through. And he’s certainly happy to be on the field every day. “It’s just a miracle,” Chaz Orr said. “For them to be able to cut me open and repair everything and me be able to come out here and play to the best of my abilities, it’s a miracle.”
Feb 19, 2014
The Oklahoma City Storm, the defending homeschool national champions, will host some of the nation's top high school basketball teams over the next three days in the OKC Storm Festival. Thursday's action will include two games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. Flower Mound, Texas, will face OnPoint Academy at noon, followed by the Storm taking on Prime Prep at...
High school basketball: OKC Storm hosting nationally ranked opponents
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Feb 19, 2014The Oklahoma City Storm, the defending homeschool national champions, will host some of the nation's top high school basketball teams over the next three days in the OKC Storm Festival. Thursday's action will include two games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. Flower Mound, Texas, will face OnPoint Academy at noon, followed by the Storm taking on Prime Prep at approximately 1:30 p.m. Fans can enter through the southeast entrance of the arena. Prime Prep, the Dallas-area school started by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, is currently ranked No. 12 in the nation by USA Today. The Storm is led by TCU signee Chauncey Collins, who is averaging 27.1 points per game this season. Festival action will continue all day Friday and Saturday, with some of the best programs in the region coming to OKC, including Sunrise Christian from Kansas and other notable Texas programs. Friday and Saturday games will be played at Church of the Harvest, located at Interstate 35 and NE 63rd St. CARL ALBERT'S WARREN SCORES 45 Carl Albert senior Cameron Warren nearly set a school record Tuesday night, scoring 45 points as the Titans rallied for a 72-66 win at Ardmore. Warren's 45 points were one shy of the record held by Carl Albert coach Jay Price. It was the fifth straight win for the fourth-ranked Titans, who are 16-5 on the season. Southmoore's Brickman to be honored Southmoore football coach Jeff Brickman has been selected to receive the Semper Fidelis Coaching Award from the U.S. Marine Corps, in conjunction with the Glazier Football Clinics. The award is given annually to high school football coaches who exemplify the Marines' standard of excellence, which constitutes integrity, responsibility, honesty, honor, courage, and commitment. Brickman is being honored for his dedication to his football players and his community in providing aid to them after the May 20, 2013, tornado. Brickman led a campaign to help those in need by working for several weeks, raising more than $90,000 in cash and gift cards, which went to benefit the 22 Southmoore football players who lost their homes, as well as 88 other families that suffered losses from the tornado. Brickman will be recognized at the Glazier Football Clinic on Friday in Tulsa.
Jan 6, 2014
Former Oklahoma State golfer Ricke Fowler made a surprise appearance in Oklahoma City on Monday to give a clinic and free Cobra golf bags to the high school golf teams at Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore.
High school notebook: PGA golfer Rickie Fowler surprises Moore golf teams
By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Jan 6, 2014Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler made a surprise appearance in Oklahoma City on Monday to give a clinic and free Cobra golf bags to the high school golf teams at Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore. Fowler, along with Farmers Insurance, one of his sponsors on the PGA Tour, organized the event as a way to support the Moore community that is still healing from the May 20 tornado. During disaster recovery efforts last May, Farmers executives met Moore High golfer Jake Reddington, a big fan of Fowler. That encounter inspired Monday's clinic, giving Reddington a chance to meet one of his heroes, and to help nearly 100 golfers at the three Moore high schools. “This definitely stands out for me, being able to come back to Oklahoma, a place that's close to me,” Fowler said. “Being able to come back and being able to hang out with some high school golfers, it's pretty cool. They always have golf to go hang out, have fun with their friends, and it's something they can always use to have a good time.” CHANDLER'S GRAY WINS OUTSTANDING WRESTLER AT CUSHING Chandler's Heath Gray received one of two outstanding wrestler honors from the Cushing wrestling tournament last weekend. Gray defeated Cale Wilson of Sallisaw 7-6 in the 170-pound championship match. Bartlesville's Michael Hamilton was also named outstanding wrestler after claiming first at 160 pounds with a 15-0 technical fall over Perry's David Thomas. Chandler, which finished eighth in the team standings, also had a champion at 182 pounds with Darian Mixon defeating Sperry's John Gruenwald 3-0 in the championship finals. Perry, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, won the team title with eight total placers and 199 points. Class 4A No. 2 Cushing was second with 179.5 points, and Plainview took third with 154 points in the 31-team field. NORMAN NORTH RUNNER-UP AT GRAPEVINE DUALS The Norman North wrestling team, ranked No. 7 in Class 6A, took second place at the 24-team Grapevine Duals tournament last weekend in Grapevine, Texas. The Timberwolves went 7-1 in the tournament against all Texas-based competition with wins over Flower Mound, Frisco, Arlington Bowie, Springtown, Hebron, Liberty, and Grapevine. Norman North fell 38-32 to Morton Ranch (Katy, Texas) in the championships finals. SANTA FE'S HELSLEY WINS MEECE SCHOLARSHIP Edmond Santa Fe senior Sarah Helsley was named the winner of the 17th annual Volney Meece Scholarship on Monday by the Football Writers Association of America for her work in and out of the classroom. Helsley, the daughter of The Oklahoman's Oklahoma State reporter John Helsley, will receive a grant of $1,000 for four years. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma. The scholarship is awarded annually by the FWAA and named for the late Volney Meece, who served 22 years as the FWAA's executive director and was the organization's president in 1971. Sarah Helsley is a National Merit Semifinalist who ranks in the top two percent of her senior class. She's a member of the National Honor Society and the Pablo Neruda chapter of the Spanish Honor Society. She is also an editor for the student newspaper and costume designer for the drama department. She also volunteered at the University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital and leads a confirmation class at her church.
Dec 11, 2013
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose sounded bowled over.Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn't believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest."What are they going to do next, you can't break up a double play?" Rose said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press...
MLB intends to ban plate collisions
RONALD BLUM, Associated Press | Dec 11, 2013LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose sounded bowled over. Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn't believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. "What are they going to do next, you can't break up a double play?" Rose said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press after MLB announced its plan Wednesday. "You're not allowed to pitch inside. The hitters wear more armor than the Humvees in Afghanistan. Now you're not allowed to try to be safe at home plate?" Rose said. "What's the game coming to? Evidently the guys making all these rules never played the game of baseball." New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, made the announcement at the winter meetings, saying the change would go into effect for next season if the players' association approved. Safety and concern over concussions were major factors — fans still cringe at the thought of the season-ending hit Buster Posey absorbed in 2011. "Ultimately what we want to do is change the culture of acceptance that these plays are ordinary and routine and an accepted part of the game," Alderson said. "The costs associated in terms of health and injury just no longer warrant the status quo." In a sport long bound by tradition, a ban will be a major step. MLB also is instituting a vast increase in the use of instant replay by umpires next season in an effort to eliminate blown calls. The NFL reached a settlement last summer in a concussion-related lawsuit by former players for $765 million, and a group of hockey players sued the NHL last month over brain trauma. Banned for life in 1989 following a gambling investigation, Rose insists Fosse was blocking the plate without the ball, which is against the rules. Fosse injured a shoulder, and his career went into a downslide. "Since 1869, baseball has been doing pretty well," Rose said. "The only rules they ever changed was the mound (height) and the DH. I thought baseball was doing pretty good. Maybe I'm wrong about the attendance figures and the number of people going to ballgames." Alderson said wording of the rules change will be presented to owners for approval at their Jan. 16 meeting in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Details must be sorted out, such as what should happen if a catcher blocks the plate without the ball? "The exact language and how exactly the rule will be enforced is subject to final determination," he said. "We're going to do fairly extensive review of the types of plays that occur at home plate to determine which we're going to find acceptable and which are going to be prohibited." Approval of the players' union is needed for the rules change to be effective for 2014. "If the players' association were to disapprove, then the implementation of the rule would be suspended for one year, but could be implemented unilaterally after that time," Alderson said. The union declined comment, pending a review of the proposed change. Some players spoke up on Twitter. "No more home plate collisions?! What is this? NFL quarterbacks are catchers now?" Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick wrote. "Nothing better than getting run over and showing the umpire the ball. Please don't ban home plate collisions," Pittsburgh rookie catcher Tony Sanchez posted. "Totally disagree," added retired catcher John Flaherty, now an analyst with the Yankees' YES Network. Discussion to limit or ban collisions has intensified since May 2011, when Posey was injured as the Marlins' Scott Cousins crashed the plate. Posey, San Francisco's All-Star catcher, sustained a broken bone in his lower left leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle, an injury that ended his season. Posey returned to win the NL batting title and MVP award in 2012, when he led the Giants to their second World Series title in three seasons. In Game 5 of this year's AL championship series, Detroit catcher Alex Avila was pulled a couple innings after being run over at the plate by Boston's David Ross, a fellow catcher sidelined for much of the season by concussions resulting from foul tips. "This is, I think, in response to a few issues that have arisen," Alderson said. "One is just the general occurrence of injuries from these incidents at home plate that affect players, both runners and catchers. And also kind of the general concern about concussions that exists not only in baseball but throughout professional sports and amateur sports today. It's an emerging issue, and one that we in baseball have to address, as well as other sports." Former catchers Joe Girardi, Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny — all now managing in the majors — attended Wednesday's meeting. "I don't think it's completely sparked by anything that's happened in baseball as much as what's happening outside of baseball and how it's impacting people and impacting the welfare of each sport," said Matheny, now managing the St. Louis Cardinals. But not everyone is in favor of a change. "I lost time as a catcher being run over a couple different times, but I thought it was part of my job and I enjoyed the contact," said Girardi, the New York Yankees' manager. "Now I'm not so sure that everyone enjoys contact. But I love football, so I liked it." MLB intends to have varied tiers of punishment. "I think there will be two levels of enforcement," Alderson said. "One will be with respect to whether the runner is declared safe or out based on conduct. So, for example, intentionally running over the catcher might result in an out call. So I think that the enforcement will be on the field as well as subsequent consequences in the form of fines and suspensions and the like." Drafting the rule figures to be complicated. "Does it include at every base or just home plate?" Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. "What's considered blocking the plate and how do you define all of it?" The NCAA instituted a rule on collisions for the 2011 season, saying "contact above the waist that was initiated by the base runner shall not be judged as an attempt to reach the base or plate." The umpire can call the runner out and also eject the player if contact is determined to be malicious or flagrant. The rule is likely to have an effect on youth leagues, too, where player safety is a primary concern. Little League runners must either slide or try to get around fielders. Plate collisions often are prohibited in high-school ball. "The actual detail, frankly the kinds of plays that we're trying to eliminate, we haven't finely determined," Alderson said. "I would expect to put together 100 of these plays and identify which ones we want to continue to allow and others that we want to prohibit, and draft a rule accordingly." ___ AP Sports Writer Howie Rumberg contributed to this report.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Competitive body builder Jerry Roquemore, outdoorsman Earl Abram pass away
BY SCOTT MUNN | Dec 9, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Jerry Roquemore of Shawnee died of heart failure at age 79. The native Texan was a competitive body builder who won several awards, including Mr. Southwest USA. An Army veteran who was a member of the International Parachuting Team. Earl Abram, 76, of White Oak was an avid outdoorsman who hunted bear, mountain lion and wild hogs. In 1977, he set the record for the biggest bear taken in Idaho. Longtime Vinita resident Charles Dirickson participated in several rodeos. He won a calf-roping title at the Will Rogers Rodeo held in Vinita. A World War II veteran who served on the American Legion Rodeo Committee. By trade, Dirickson was senior vice president of the First National Bank of Vinita. He was 93 at the time of death. *Bill Parris, 78, of Tulsa played football and baseball at Sand Springs High School. He held season tickets for University of Tulsa football and basketball teams for 23 years. By trade, Parris was a military man. He was a major in the Air Force, coordinating four interceptor units and 14 long-range radar squadrons. *Carl Hamilton, 79, was a star athlete at Goodwell High School. He played football, basketball and baseball at Panhandle State, which inducted Hamilton into its Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. Hamilton went into coaching after his university days; he spent time at Goodwell and Hardesty high schools in Oklahoma. He also had coaching stops in Texas, Kansas and California. *Marshall Smith, 87, of Miami, OK, played golf at Northeastern A&M Junior College and the University of Mississippi. The Quapaw High graduate was a PGA teaching professional. *Vernie Alba, 89, of Lawton captained the Cameron Junior College football team. The World War II veteran was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and — despite his loyalties to the Cameron Aggies — the Oklahoma Sooners. By trade, Alba owned and operated the Hawk movie theater in Erick. *Mac Alloway was a Turley native who moved to Winfield, Kan., as a youngster. He starred for Winfield High in baseball and basketball, earning a scholarship in the latter at Southwestern College. Alloway cut short his college career, joining the Marines in 1943 to help the U.S. win World War II. Afterward, he worked in the oil industry and spent leisure time as an award-winning deep sea fisherman. Alloway, 89, was a Tulsa resident at the time of death. *Carl Brecheisen, 89, of Bartlesville attended Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship. The World War II veteran would play professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization, a three-year career spent in either the Lone Star or West Texas-New Mexico leagues. Brecheisen was an outfielder who had a career .291 batting average. *Logan Phillips, 57, of Mounds played football at Tulsa Webster High School and Coffeyville Community College (Kan.). ... Grace George, 89, wife of legendary Ada High School and East Central University football coach Elvan George. ... Leonard Callaway, 53, was an award-winning basketball player at Shattuck High School. ... Billy Watkins, 83, of Garber built race cars and then drove them at Enid Speedway.
Nov 7, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright makes his predictions for Friday's Week 10 games.
High school football: Week 10 picks for Friday's games
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 7, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 144-25 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,274-306 (80.6 pct.) Friday's Games City Area CUSHING 35, Bethany 14 SW COVENANT 48, Bokoshe 14 WESTMOORE 35, Broken Arrow 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Choctaw 31 LEXINGTON 28, Community Christian 24 Coyle 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Crescent 42, PAWNEE 8 Crooked Oak 44, NORTHEAST 20 CASHION 35, Crossings Christian 12 Davenport 56, GANS 8 Del City 49, SOUTHEAST 14 MILLWOOD 56, Dibble 20 Douglass 24, ADA 20 Edmond Memorial 45, PC WEST 18 CARL ALBERT 38, El Reno 13 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Guymon 20 Harrah 33, McLOUD 30 Hennessey 29, ALVA 26 Heritage Hall 42, STAR SPENCER 20 Jones 34, BRIDGE CREEK 14 Kingfisher 44, MARLOW 14 NORMAN NORTH 40, Lawton Eisenhower 22 PAULS VALLEY 28, Madill 27 Mannford 42, TECUMSEH 16 DEER CREEK 35, McGuinness 32 Meeker 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 Newcastle 42, BETHEL 6 LAWTON 35, Norman 21 GUTHRIE 49, Northwest 13 Oklahoma Christian 38, LUTHER 35 Piedmont 32, WEATHERFORD 28 MINCO 44, Pioneer 12 Purcell 34, ATOKA 7 JENKS 49, Putnam City 7 GLENPOOL 47, Santa Fe South 8 Seminole 42, CHANDLER 18 Shawnee 45, NOBLE 16 Southmoore 35, MUSTANG 32 St. Mary 28, LITTLE AXE 27 OWASSO 31, Stillwater 28 CHR. HERITAGE 30, Stroud 26 BLANCHARD 28, Tuttle 21 Washington 34, LINDSAY 28 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 44, Waurika 20 Wayne 35, MAYSVILLE 7 OKEMAH 48, Wellston 12 Class 6A TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Bartlesville 28 Bixby 31, MUSKOGEE 13 Sand Springs 28, ENID 25 SAPULPA 38, Tulsa Edison 7 Tulsa Union 49, PONCA CITY 6 Class 5A Claremore 28, GROVE 22 Collinsville 35, TAHLEQUAH 17 Coweta 40, TULSA CENTRAL 38 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 21 Lawton MacArthur 30, ARDMORE 22 McAlester 45, TULSA MEMORIAL 18 PRYOR 38, Tulsa East Central 34 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 18 Tulsa Kelley 42, SKIATOOK 28 Class 4A Anadarko 42, ELGIN 6 Cascia Hall 46, BROKEN BOW 7 Catoosa 21, OOLOGAH 20 WOODWARD 26, Clinton 22 CACHE 21, Elk City 20 SALLISAW 27, Fort Gibson 24 Miami 30, TULSA WEBSTER 10 STILWELL 24, Muldrow 20 Tulsa McLain 32, CLEVELAND 24 Wagoner 46, VINITA 12 Class 3A Beggs 37, HENRYETTA 7 METRO CHRISTIAN 17, Berryhill 10 Bristow 28, PRAGUE 7 SULPHUR 20, Dickson 16 Eufaula 27, HEAVENER 24 STIGLER 30, Idabel 6 Inola 34, KELLYVILLE 18 Jay 38, BLACKWELL 12 Locust Grove 42, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 PLAINVIEW 40, Lone Grove 12 VICTORY CHR. 49, Morris 6 PERKINS 21, Okmulgee 20 Seq. Claremore 28, DEWEY 24 LINCOLN CHR. 34, Seq. Tahlequah 28 VERDIGRIS 28, Sperry 7 CHECOTAH 27, Spiro 24 ROLAND 30, Valliant 12 HILLDALE 44, Westville 6 Class 2A Adair 34, PAWHUSKA 12 HUGO 28, ANTLERS 27 NOWATA 38, Chelsea 6 Chouteau 28, CANADIAN 20 Comanche 24, HINTON 22 Davis 44, TISHOMINGON 12 Hobart 24, FREDERICK 14 Kingston 30, COALGATE 13 Marietta 28, KONAWA 21 Mounds 28, HASKELL 27 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 CANEY VALLEY 28, Oklahoma Union 24 Pocola 24, MOUNTAINBURG, ARK. 20 KANSAS 27, Salina 22 Thomas 40, MANGUM 6 CHISHOLM 28, Tonkawa 24 HARTSHORNE 48, Wilburton 8 COLCORD 38, Wyandotte 32 Class A Apache 22, CORDELL 14 EMPIRE 40, Bray-Doyle 14 WATONGA 31, Carnegie 27 SAVANNA 42, Central Sallisaw 28 BARNSDALL 34, Depew 26 Fairview 40, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 Hollis 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Hominy 32, DRUMRIGHT 6 TEXHOMA 34, Hooker 7 Kiefer 42, MORRISON 28 Okeene 46, MOORELAND 14 Porter 28, FOYIL 20 Quinton 34, HAILEYVILLE 12 Rush Springs 28, WILSON 12 SAYRE 28, Snyder 22 ELMORE CITY 36, Stratford 28 Summit Christian 30, AFTON 28 Talihina 44, GORE 12 BEAVER 28, Turpin 16 Velma-Alma 42, HEALDTON 30 RINGLING 44, Walters 6 Warner 34, LIBERTY 12 Wynnewood 42, WEWOKA 20 Yale 24, REGENT PREP 20 Class B CAVE SPRINGS 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton at Waukomis Cyril at Central Marlow Fox 58, ALLEN 30 WETUMKA 66, Keota 20 GARBER 54, Medford 8 RINGWOOD 38, Merritt 34 Paoli 42, GEARY 14 LAVERNE 56, Pond Creek-Hunter 28 STROTHER 56, Porum 48 Rejoice Christian 56, WOODLAND 22 Seiling 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Welch 38, WATTS 32 DEWAR 54, Weleetka 20 Class C Balko 58, TYRONE 8 DC-LAMONT 34, Buffalo 24 TIPTON 56, Corn Bible 6 Gracemont 34, DUKE 28 CHEROKEE 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 0 SASAKWA 34, Maud 28 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 38 SHARON-MUTUAL 44, Shattuck 34 MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 40, Temple 28 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 BOISE CITY 56, Waynoka 6 ARKOMA 48, Webbers Falls 20 Independent TULSA NOAH 44, OKC Legion 20
Oct 30, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Edmond North-Midwest City, Cushing-Seminole and McGuinness-Guthrie.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 9
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 30, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-29 (83.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,130-281 (80.1 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area LAWTON MAC 45, Capitol Hill 8 WESTMOORE 34, Tulsa Edison 7 Class 6A TULSA UNION JV 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 Class 5A TULSA EAST CENTRAL 31, Tahlequah 20 Class B REJOICE CHR. 58, South Coffeyville 12 Independent Cornerstone Chr. 56, COOKSON HILLS 32 Friday's Games City Area Ada 28, McLOUD 21 Alva 42, DIBBLE 30 Bethany 38, BRISTOW 20 HERITAGE HALL 56, Bethel 7 MARLOW 54, Bridge Creek 12 CASADY 31, John Marshall 28 Cashion 35, CARNEGIE 13 MEEKER 38, Central Sallisaw 14 PERKINS 28, Chandler 24 Chickasha 35, SOUTHEAST 7 Chr. Heritage 48, CROOKED OAK 42 Crossings Chr. 28, PIONEER 22 COMMUNITY CHR. 30, Dallas HSAA Davenport 44, STROTHER 14 Destiny Christian 54, LIFE CHR. 20 Douglass 27, HARRAH 17 DEL CITY 24, Duncan 20 Edmond North 13, MIDWEST CITY 10 EDMOND MEMORIAL 24, Ed. Santa Fe 20 Enid 28, STILLWATER 10 Geary 28, MACOMB 24 EL RENO 42, Guymon 14 Haskell 35, WELLSTON 20 Kingfisher 28, NEWCASTLE 21 LEXINGTON 30, Konawa 22 PUTNAM NORTH 28, Lawton Ike 12 JONES 35, Little Axe 7 MILLWOOD 45, Luther 20 GUTHRIE 34, McGuinness 14 Minco 46, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 LAWTON 45, Mustang 20 DURANT 28, Noble 27 Norman North 49, MOORE 20 OKLAHOMA CHR. 47, Northeast 18 DEER CREEK 42, Northwest 14 BERRYHILL 38, OKC Legion 17 FOX 56, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Piedmont 32, ELGIN 24 Plainview 48, PAULS VALLEY 12 Putnam City 28, MUSKOGEE 24 NORMAN 44, Putnam West 20 TECUMSEH 30, Santa Fe South 13 OKC PATRIOTS 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Shawnee 49, TULSA HALE 7 Southmoore 49, CHOCTAW 33 TUTTLE 40, St. Mary 13 CENTENNIAL 42, Star Spencer 38 PURCELL 28, Sulphur 7 HENNESSEY 35, Tonkawa 22 YUKON 49, U.S. Grant 8 CRESCENT 28, Watonga 24 WYNNEWOOD 21, Wayne 14 SW COVENANT 32, Webbers Falls 28 CARL ALBERT 56, Western Heights 8 Windsor Hills 34, COLDWATER, KAN. 30 Class 6A Bartlesville 44, PONCA CITY 13 Jenks 45, BIXBY 14 OWASSO 32, Sand Springs 28 BROKEN ARROW 56, Sapulpa 10 TULSA UNION 49, Tulsa Washington 20 Class 5A Ardmore 42, ALTUS 7 PRYOR 28, Collinsville 18 Coweta 38, CLAREMORE 28 McALESTER 44, Skiatook 13 Tulsa Central 35, GROVE 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, TULSA MEMORIAL 24 Class 4A POTEAU 42, Broken Bow 13 CLINTON 34, Cache 10 CATOOSA 28, Cleveland 14 WOODWARD 30, Elk City 13 Glenpool 28, MANNFORD 27 Oologah 28, MIAMI 24 Sallisaw 37, MULDROW 17 FORT GIBSON 32, Stilwell 17 CASCIA HALL 49, Tulsa Rogers 8 WAGONER 56, Tulsa Webster 6 TULSA McLAIN 30, Vinita 14 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 18 Class 3A MADILL 28, Atoka 7 Beggs 39, MORRIS 18 Checotah 34, EUFAULA 20 SEMINOLE 49, Cushing 42 Dewey 44, VERDIGRIS 6 Heavener 28, IDABEL 21 INOLA 30, Henryetta 22 Hilldale 35, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 17 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 OKMULGEE 32, Kellyville 10 LOCUST GROVE 34, Lincoln Christian 17 Lone Grove 28, DICKSON 22 SPIRO 30, Roland 19 METRO CHR. 34, Seq. Claremore 7 Sperry 14, BLACKWELL 6 Stigler 28, VALLIANT 7 Victory Christian 44, PRAGUE 8 ADAIR 36, Westville 6 Class 2A KINGSTON 28, Antlers 24 Caney Valley 18, CHELSEA 14 Chisholm 22, NEWKIRK 15 DAVIS 44, Coalgate 6 FREDERICK 28, Comanche 20 Commerce 36, COLCORD 21 VIAN 35, Hartshorne 14 HOBART 35, Hinton 24 Holdenville 28, MOUNDS 20 Kansas 38, HULBERT 6 WYANDOTTE 44, Ketchum 7 Lindsay 36, MANGUM 12 Nowata 44, CHOUTEAU 14 Okemah 35, STROUD 34 Panama 48, POCOLA 28 Pawhuska 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 Perry 31, PAWNEE 12 SALINA 34, Quapaw 6 MARIETTA 27, Tishomingo 20 HUGO 42, Wilburton 14 Class A Afton 38, WARNER 12 HOLLIS 34, Apache 8 KIEFER 42, Barnsdall 7 FAIRVIEW 32, Beaver 16 QUINTON 22, Canadian 6 DEPEW 28, Drumright 7 Elmore City 34, CADDO 7 VELMA-ALMA 28, Empire 27 SUMMIT CHR. 34, Fairland 12 MORRISON 42, Foyil 6 GORE 28, Haileyville 21 Healdton 24, RUSH SPRINGS 12 PORTER 24, Liberty 22 STRATFORD 32, Maysville 14 Mooreland 33, TURPIN 8 Oklahoma Bible 28, HOOKER 7 Ringling 49, BRAY-DOYLE 0 TALIHINA 29, Savanna 24 CORDELL 22, Sayre 16 OKEENE 28, Texhoma 21 Thomas 42, SNYDER 7 Wewoka 34, REGENT PREP 20 WALTERS 28, Wilson 26 HOMINY 28, Yale 24 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 12 Allen 52, PAOLI 6 Cave Springs 44, PORUM 32 MERRITT 48, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 56, STROTHER 8 Dewar 54, KEOTA 38 Laverne 60, SEILING 14 WAUKOMIS 48, Medford 22 Oaks 42, COPAN 20 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 Ringwood 48, GARBER 28 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Waurika 12 WOODLAND 42, Welch 14 Weleetka 54, BOWLEGS 6 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Boise City 28 WESLEYAN CHR. 46, Claremore Chr. 14 Corn Bible 38, DUKE 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 58, Goodwell 8 Maud 54, BOKOSHE 6 GRANDFIELD 48, Midway 8 Ryan 48, MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 44 Temple 54, GRACEMONT 8 Thackerville 58, SASAKWA 12 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 42 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 42, Waynoka 20
Oct 23, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B...
Picking Week 8's high school football games
By Scott Wright | Oct 23, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B KEOTA 48, Gans 6 DEWAR 52, Porum 8 RINGWOOD 66, Waukomis 28 Class C MIDWAY 48, Cookson Hills Chr. 34 Shattuck 52, GOODWELL 8 Friday's Games City Area Anadarko 35, PIEDMONT 28 KINGFISHER 54, Bethel 7 Bixby 28, PUTNAM CITY 25 Blanchard 42, ST. MARY 14 ARDMORE 56, Capitol Hill 8 Carl Albert 48, GUYMON 7 Casady 28, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 24 DAVENPORT 48, Cave Springs 28 MUSTANG 49, Choctaw 35 ELMORE CITY 38, Community Christian 24 Coyle 46, OAKS 6 Cashion 35, Crescent 32 Crooked Oak 48, DIBBLE 42 Del City 42, CHICKASHA 18 SHAWNEE 35, Durant 14 Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 21 El Reno 44, WESTERN HEIGHTS 13 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 28 ADA 28, Harrah 22 Hennessey 38, NEWKIRK 16 Heritage Hall 49, CENTENNIAL 38 CHANDLER 42, Kellyville 7 Lexington 28, TISHOMINGO 24 Life Christian 48, BOULEVARD CHR. 20 Luther 46, PERRY 18 ALLEN 40, Macomb 6 WASHINGTON 34, Mangum 16 Mannford 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Marlow 35, LITTLE AXE 18 DOUGLASS 38, McLoud 20 Minco 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 14 MEEKER 44, Mounds 6 Newcastle 31, JOHN MARSHALL 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 42, Norman 31 McGUINNESS 45, Northwest 12 OKC Legion 35, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 14 Oklahoma Christian 49, CHR. HERITAGE 30 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 48, Paoli 14 Pauls Valley 38, ATOKA 20 CUSHING 42, Perkins 21 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 17 BETHANY 35, Prague 14 Purcell 32, LONE GROVE 26 DUNCAN 42, Southeast 12 SAND SPRINGS 35, Stillwater 17 MAUD 44, SW Covenant 28 GLENPOOL 38, Tecumseh 10 NOBLE 40, Tulsa Hale 16 Tuttle 28, JONES 14 HOLDENVILLE 28, Wellston 21 Westmoore 35, SAPULPA 17 Wewoka 34, WAYNE 30 WINDSOR HILLS 54, Wright Chr. 12 Class 6A Broken Arrow 47, TULSA EDISON 14 JENKS 56, Muskogee 7 Owasso 28, ENID 27 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Ponca City 7 Tulsa Union 45, BARTLESVILLE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 42, Altus 10 Claremore 28, TULSA CENTRAL 13 COWETA 35, Grove 24 McAlester 40, TULSA KELLEY 28 Pryor 35, TAHLEQUAH 20 Tulsa East Central 34, COLLINSVILLE 31 Tulsa Memorial 28, SKIATOOK 17 Class 4A Catoosa 47, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 14 WEATHERFORD 35, Elgin 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Fort Gibson 21 Miami 31, VINITA 18 Poteau 38, MULDROW 7 Sallisaw 42, BROKEN BOW 12 Tulsa McLain 28, OOLOGAH 20 Tulsa Rogers 28, STILWELL 24 Wagoner 42, CLEVELAND 14 Woodward 35, CACHE 7 Class 3A BERRYHILL 45, Blackwell 8 SEMINOLE 49, Bristow 13 PLAINVIEW 42, Dickson 6 ROLAND 30, Eufaula 28 CHECOTAH 34, Idabel 12 HILLDALE 41, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 42, DEWEY 24 SULPHUR 20, Madill 13 Metro Christian 44, SPERRY 8 INOLA 34, Morris 18 Okmulgee 22, HENRYETTA 14 Seq. Tahlequah 34, JAY 28 Spiro 32, VALLIANT 6 Stigler 34, HEAVENER 8 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Verdigris 6 Victory Christian 34, BEGGS 20 LINCOLN CHR. 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 26 PAWHUSKA 35, Chelsea 14 Chouteau 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 Colcord 40, KETCHUM 16 Davis 48, KINGSTON 6 Frederick 24, HINTON 20 HARTSHORNE 34, Gore 6 Hobart 32, COMANCHE 24 Hugo 27, PANAMA 20 WYANDOTTE 38, Kansas 34 OKEMAH 28, Konawa 12 Marietta 34, COALGATE 14 ADAIR 42, Oklahoma Union 12 CHISHOLM 34, Pawnee 8 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 26 Quapaw 22, HULBERT 20 NOWATA 34, Regent Prep 16 COMMERCE 38, Salina 34 Stroud 28, HASKELL 12 Vian 48, WILBURTON 8 Class A SNYDER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 24 Caddo 30, MAYSVILLE 12 Central Sallisaw 36, CANADIAN 14 THOMAS 34, Cordell 14 YALE 30, Depew 28 RINGLING 35, Empire 14 TEXHOMA 34, Fairview 30 Foyil 28, LIBERTY 7 Hollis 42, SAYRE 6 SUMMIT CHR. 33, Hominy 14 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 24 Kiefer 56, DRUMRIGHT 6 Morrison 48, BARNSDALL 8 Okeene 50, BEAVER 6 CARNEGIE 22, Pioneer 14 AFTON 32, Porter 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Rush Springs 20 Savanna 42, QUINTON 12 Talihina 46, HAILEYVILLE 8 Tulsa NOAH 34, WATONGA 22 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 26, Turpin 12 HEALDTON 34, Walters 14 Warner 30, FAIRLAND 18 Wynnewood 40, STRATFORD 20 Class B WETUMKA 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton 48, MEDFORD 12 ALEX 60, Central Marlow 28 WATTS 44, Copan 16 Cyril 48, GEARY 12 Fox 56, WAURIKA 8 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 14 LAVERNE 52, Merritt 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 56, Seiling 6 WELEETKA 48, Strother 34 WELCH 38, Wesleyan Christian 34 Woodland 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Class C THACKERVILLE 64, Arkoma 38 Bluejacket 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 14 Buffalo 34, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Cherokee 54, TIMBERLAKE 8 DC-Lamont 52, Claremore Chr. 6 TEMPLE 56, Duke 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, CORN BIBLE 38 BOISE CITY 48, OKC Patriots 34 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 60, BALKO 38 Tipton 60, Ryan 12 Tyrone 44, WAYNOKA 16 Independent Holland Hall 28, DALLAS EPISCOPAL 27
Oct 16, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER...
High school football: Picking Week 7's games
By Scott Wright | Oct 16, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER 14 Davenport 46, PORUM 12 OKLAHOMA CHR. 45, Dibble 21 PURCELL 35, Dickson 28 GUTHRIE 41, El Reno 14 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 10 Hennessey 38, PAWNEE 12 John Marshall 35, BETHEL 8 BLANCHARD 42, Jones 14 Luther 38, CHR. HERITAGE 24 McLoud 28, MANNFORD 17 Meeker 45, WELLSTON 12 Millwood 56, CROOKED OAK 22 Mustang 44, PUTNAM WEST 20 Noble 30, SKIATOOK 24 ST. MARY 35, OKC Patriots 21 Okla. Christian Aca. 44, MACOMB 12 CRESCENT 32, Pioneer 16 BROKEN ARROW 42, Putnam City 20 Putnam North 49, U.S. GRANT 8 NORTHEAST 44, SeeWorth 14 TULSA KELLEY 28, Shawnee 24 ALTUS 34, Southeast 22 NEWCASTLE 35, Star Spencer 24 Stillwater 35, BARTLESVILLE 28 Sulphur 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Tuttle 30, MARLOW 27 Washington 42, COMANCHE 14 CASHION 28, Watonga 24 COYLE 48, Watts 8 DEER CREEK 48, Western Heights 6 Yukon 45, MOORE 27 Class 6A Bixby 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Enid 28, PONCA CITY 7 SAPULPA 31, Muskogee 14 Owasso 31, TULSA WASHINGTON 28 TULSA UNION 49, Sand Springs 14 Class 5A ARDMORE 28, Chickasha 13 Claremore 34, PRYOR 24 COLLINSVILLE 38, Coweta 34 LAWTON MAC 33, Duncan 13 McALESTER 42, Durant 20 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 35, GROVE 13 Tulsa Central 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Class 4A Ada 33, GLENPOOL 12 Broken Bow 21, TULSA ROGERS 20 ELGIN 35, Cache 28 POTEAU 28, Cascia Hall 27 MIAMI 27, Cleveland 24 WEATHERFORD 28, Elk City 7 FORT GIBSON 35, Muldrow 14 WAGONER 48, Oologah 21 SALLISAW 44, Stilwell 12 TULSA McLAIN 35, Tulsa Webster 7 CATOOSA 49, Vinita 12 ANADARKO 35, Woodward 14 Class 3A STIGLER 28, Checotah 24 Dewey 28, BLACKWELL 14 KELLYVILLE 21, Henryetta 20 Hilldale 34, LOCUST GROVE 31 VICTORY CHR. 49, Inola 12 Jay 35, WESTVILLE 14 Lincoln Chr. 35, KEYS (PARK HILL) 6 Lone Grove 38, MADILL 20 OKMULGEE 28, Morris 21 Plainview 47, ATOKA 7 Roland 28, IDABEL 7 Seminole 49, PRAGUE 6 Seq. Claremore 28, BERRYHILL 24 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 38, Sperry 12 Spiro 34, HEAVENER 8 EUFAULA 28, Valliant 20 METRO CHR. 49, Verdigris 3 Class 2A Adair 44, CHELSEA 8 Barnsdall 28, MOUNDS 14 NOWATA 42, Caney Valley 6 KANSAS 38, Colcord 12 Hartshorne 40, POCOLA 12 OKEMAH 28, Haskell 27 STROUD 35, Holdenville 8 SALINA 42, Hulbert 6 COMMERCE 44, Ketchum 6 Kingston 24, MARIETTA 7 OKLAHOMA UNION 28, Liberty 6 Lindsay 44, HINTON 16 HOBART 35, Mangum 12 ALVA 35, Newkirk 21 Panama 28, QUINTON 7 Pawhuska 35, CHOUTEAU 14 CHISHOLM 34, Perry 12 KONAWA 28, Tishomingo 7 Vian 40, HUGO 13 ANTLERS 42, Wilburton 22 Wyandotte 35, QUAPAW 14 Class A Afton 44, FOYIL 14 HOOKER 28, Beaver 27 TALIHINA 38, Canadian 12 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MORRISON 34, Drumright 6 Fairland 28, PORTER 7 SAVANNA 38, Gore 12 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Haileyville 7 Hominy 28, DEPEW 20 ELMORE CITY 44, Maysville 20 FAIRVIEW 32, Mooreland 28 OKEENE 34, Oklahoma Bible 22 RINGLING 42, Rush Springs 6 APACHE 44, Snyder 6 WEWOKA 34, Stratford 20 Summit Christian 45, WARNER 24 Texhoma 42, TURPIN 6 Thomas 42, HOLLIS 31 Velma-Alma 44, WALTERS 6 EMPIRE 28, Wilson 7 Wynnewood 40, CADDO 12 KIEFER 34, Yale 8 Class B Allen 48, CYRIL 8 Covington-Douglas 54, WAUKOMIS 20 Dewar 54, GANS 6 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Fox 54 ALEX 62, Geary 6 Laverne 56, GARBER 6 REJOICE CHR. 64, Oaks 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, MERRITT 38 Ringwood 52, MEDFORD 16 Seiling 44, CANTON 6 Waurika 44, PAOLI 24 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 38, Welch 22 CAVE SPRINGS 50, Weleetka 42 Wetumka 64, STROTHER 20 Class C BLUEJACKET 60, Claremore Chr. 8 TYRONE 48, Boise City 12 Corn Bible 44, TEMPLE 32 CHEROKEE 48, DC-Lamont 20 Grandfield 46, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 12 SASAKWA 38, Midway 12 Ryan 48, GRACEMONT 8 Sharon-Mutual 58, BUFFALO 12 Thackerville 54, BOKOSHE 6 Timberlake 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Tyro, Kan. Christian 34 Waynoka 42, DUKE 12 MAUD 42, Webbers Falls 28 Friday, Oct. 18 City Area Fort Worth All Saints 34, CASADY 28 DEL CITY 48, Capitol Hill 12 Clinton 42, PIEDMONT 16 Douglass 54, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 LAWTON 48, Edmond Santa Fe 45 Frederick 28, COMMUNITY CHR. 24 McGUINNESS 49, Guymon 6 Jenks 31, WESTMOORE 17 MIDWEST CITY 30, Lawton Ike 14 SW COVENANT 34, Life Christian 28 EDMOND NORTH 24, Norman North 21 CARL ALBERT 49, Northwest 8 DAVIS 34, OKC Legion 17 Southmoore 35, NORMAN 34 CROSSINGS CHR. 28, Wayne 21 DESTINY CHR. 42, Woodland 34 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 45, Tulsa Hale 12 Class B Keota 46, BOWLEGS 6 Class C BALKO 54, Goodwell 8 TIPTON 48, Hobart JV 20 Independent Dallas St. Mark's 34, HOLLAND HALL 20 Tulsa NOAH 34, DALLAS HSAA 31
The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons.
High school football: New high school football districts for 2014-2015 seasons released
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Oct 9, 2013The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe Jenks Norman Putnam City Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Bartlesville Bixby Claremore Muskogee Ponca City Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington District 2 Choctaw Enid Lawton Lawton Eisenhower Midwest City Putnam City West Stillwater *U.S. Grant Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Chickasha Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Northwest Classen District 2 Bishop McGuinness Carl Albert Deer Creek Guthrie Guymon Piedmont Southeast Western Heights District 3 Durant McAlester Noble Shawnee Skiatook Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial District 4 *Capitol Hill Collinsville Coweta Grove Pryor Tahlequah Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison Class 4A District 1 Anadarko Cache Clinton Elgin Elk City Newcastle Weatherford Woodward District 2 Ada Bristow Glenpool Harrah McLoud Santa Fe South Tecumseh Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Cleveland Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Metro Christian Muldrow Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Central Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Cushing Heritage Hall Kingfisher Mannford Perkins-Tryon District 2 Bethany Blanchard Bridge Creek Douglass John Marshall Meeker Mount St. Mary District 3 Bethel Jones Little Axe Pauls Valley Purcell Seminole Star Spencer District 4 Comanche Dickson Lone Grove Madill Marlow Plainview Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Kellyville Lincoln Christian Tulsa Webster Verdigris Sperry District 6 Beggs Checotah Hilldale Morris Okmulgee Tulsa Rogers Victory Christian District 7 Inola Jay Keys (Park Hill) Locust Grove Sequoyah-Claremore Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Idabel Heavener Roland Spiro Stigler Valliant Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawnee Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Millwood Northeast Oklahoma Christian Wellston District 3 Dibble Frederick Hobart Lexington Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Hugo Kingston Marietta Tishomingo District 5 Chandler Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Prague Stroud Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Liberty Panama Pocola Vian Wilburton District 7 Adair Chouteau Colcord Haskell Hulbert Kansas Salina District 8 Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Pawhuska Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Burns Flat-Dill City Fairview Hooker Mooreland Sayre Texhoma Thomas District 2 Apache Carnegie Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Snyder District 3 Central Marlow Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma Wilson District 4 Community Christian Elmore City Konawa Minco Stratford Wayne Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Crossings Christian Oklahoma Bible Oklahoma Christian Academy Okeene Watonga District 6 Barnsdall Drumright Hominy Kiefer Morrison Mounds Yale District 7 Afton Fairland Foyil Ketchum Quapaw Rejoice Christian Summit Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Porter Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Kremlin-Hillsdale Merritt Pioneer Pond Creek-Hunter Ringwood Seiling Turpin Waukomis District 2 Alex Allen Bray-Doyle Cyril Geary Macomb Maud Maysville Strother Waurika District 3 Agra Davenport Depew Garber Oaks South Coffeyville Watts Welch Wesleyan Christian Woodland District 4 Arkoma Caddo Canadian Dewar Gans Haileyville Keota Porum Weleetka Wetumka Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Cherokee Goodwell Sharon-Mutual Shattuck Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Corn Bible Duke Gracemont Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Ryan Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Carney Copan Covington-Douglas Coyle Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Prue Timberlake District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Cave Springs Fox Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill will play independent schedules for the 2014-17 seasons and will not be part of the district schedule.
Oct 9, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of all the week's games, including Mustang-Edmond Memorial, Heritage Hall-Newcastle and Yukon-Edmond North.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 9, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 155-21 (88.1 pct.) Overall record: 696-199 (77.8 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area DEL CITY 28, Altus 14 STAR SPENCER 24, BETHEL 21 SOUTHEAST 35, Capitol Hill 28 MUSTANG 27, Edmond Memorial 24 YUKON 30, Edmond North 28 Kingfisher 35, JOHN MARSHALL 13 Midwest City 30, PUTNAM NORTH 14 HERITAGE HALL 28, Newcastle 27 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Putnam West 12 NORMAN NORTH 55, U.S. Grant 6 Class C Maud 48, COOKSON HILLS 8 Friday's Games City Area DAVENPORT 42, Bowlegs 6 TUTTLE 49, Bridge Creek 7 CROSSINGS CHR. 42, Carnegie 12 Casady 38, DALLAS CISTERCIAN 34 Cashion 34, MAYSVILLE 14 Chandler 38, BRISTOW 20 CROOKED OAK 36, Chisholm 30 DIBBLE 28, Chr. Heritage 21 MINCO 44, Crescent 34 Cyril 56, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 32 Deer Creek 56, GUYMON 6 Destiny Christian 58, WRIGHT CHR. 12 DOUGLASS 28, Glenpool 21 CARL ALBERT 35, Guthrie 34 WASHINGTON 35, Hinton 21 Jones 21, ST. MARY 14 Lawton 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 KINGSTON 34, Lexington 24 OKC PATRIOTS 44, Life Christian 20 CENTENNIAL 38, Little Axe 27 WAURIKA 34, Macomb 20 HARRAH 28, Mannford 24 BLANCHARD 42, Marlow 31 McGuinness 49, WESTERN HEIGHTS 6 Moore 35, LAWTON IKE 28 CHOCTAW 34, Norman 31 LUTHER 47, Northeast 7 EL RENO 28, Northwest 21 DALLAS PRIME PREP 31, OKC Legion 14 MILLWOOD 42, Oklahoma Chr. 35 LONE GROVE 35, Pauls Valley 20 Perkins 38, PRAGUE 18 HENNESSEY 35, Perry 14 Piedmont 30, ELK CITY 23 PLAINVIEW 28, Purcell 24 ADA 42, Santa Fe South 8 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, SeeWorth Aca. 12 Seminole 49, BETHANY 28 SHAWNEE 35, Skiatook 21 Stratford 20, WAYNE 8 Stroud 34, MEEKER 28 THACKERVILLE 48, SW Covenant 8 McLOUD 31, Tecumseh 13 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 12 Tulsa Washington 45, STILLWATER 42 Wellston 28, MOUNDS 20 Westmoore 45, PUTNAM CITY 24 Class 6A OWASSO 28, Bartlesville 21 JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 SAND SPRINGS 31, Ponca City 14 BIXBY 30, Sapulpa 20 Tulsa Edison 35, MUSKOGEE 29 Tulsa Union 49, ENID 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 18 Collinsville 31, TULSA CENTRAL 27 Lawton MacArthur 47, CHICKASHA 20 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 Pryor 33, GROVE 17 COWETA 35, Tahlequah 28 CLAREMORE 34, Tulsa East Central 22 DURANT 17, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A CLINTON 28, Anadarko 22 Broken Bow 28, STILWELL 27 Cascia Hall 31, MULDROW 17 OOLOGAH 24, Cleveland 20 WOODWARD 27, Elgin 20 WAGONER 42, Miami 12 FORT GIBSON 28, Poteau 27 CATOOSA 34, Tulsa McLain 24 SALLISAW 40, Tulsa Rogers 13 VINITA 29, Tulsa Webster 22 Weatherford 28, CACHE 24 Class 3A SULPHUR 34, Atoka 8 Berryhill 36, SPERRY 12 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Blackwell 6 Cushing 42, HENRYETTA 14 SPIRO 20, Eufaula 14 CHECOTAH 35, Heavener 26 Hilldale 34, LINCOLN CHR. 27 VALLIANT 28, Idabel 21 BEGGS 41, Inola 28 MORRIS 28, Kellyville 21 VIAN 48, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 38, JAY 17 Madill 28, DICKSON 27 Metro Christian 35, DEWEY 8 VICTORY CHR. 45, Okmulgee 16 Seq. Tahlequah 50, WESTVILLE 7 Stigler 28, ROLAND 21 TULSA NOAH 31, Verdigris 20 Class 2A PANAMA 27, Antlers 24 DEPEW 28, Caney Valley 20 Chelsea 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 26 ADAIR 34, Chouteau 20 LINDSAY 38, Comanche 22 Commerce 40, HULBERT 6 Frederick 16, MANGUM 14 Hugo 34, HARTSHORNE 31 KANSAS 42, Ketchum 20 Konawa 31, COALGATE 14 DAVIS 55, Marietta 12 TONKAWA 28, Newkirk 27 Nowata 35, PAWHUSKA 18 Okemah 35, HOLDENVILLE 20 ALVA 28, Pawnee 7 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 20 COLCORD 21, Quapaw 14 WYANDOTTE 22, Salina 14 HASKELL 24, Tishomingo 16 Class A Afton 48, LIBERTY 6 Barnsdall 24, DRUMRIGHT 12 VELMA-ALMA 42, Bray-Doyle 6 APACHE 40, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 WEWOKA 30, Caddo 14 WYNNEWOOD 36, Elmore City 16 Empire 34, HEALDTON 24 Fairview 30, HOOKER 14 FAIRLAND 26, Foyil 22 WARNER 32, Haileyville 8 Kiefer 40, HOMINY 6 Mooreland 28, BEAVER 22 Morrison 34, YALE 20 Okeene 42, TURPIN 7 TEXHOMA 34, Oklahoma Bible 20 SUMMIT CHR. 48, Porter 8 Quinton 28, GORE 18 Ringling 56, WILSON 6 Savanna 38, CANADIAN 20 CORDELL 28, Snyder 27 Talihina 41, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Thomas 48, SAYRE 8 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Walters 14 Watonga 38, PIONEER 18 Class B Alex 56, ALLEN 38 RINGWOOD 44, Canton 20 Central Marlow 56, GEARY 12 WELEETKA 48, Gans 14 POND CREEK-HUNTER 60, Garber 22 Keota 48, PORUM 16 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Medford 24 Merritt 44, SEILING 40 FOX 58, Paoli 22 Rejoice Christian 54, WATTS 8 BLUEJACKET 48, South Coffeyville 36 Strother 44, CAVE SPRINGS 30 LAVERNE 56, Waukomis 12 Wetumka 66, DEWAR 50 Woodland 44, OAKS 38 Class C Arkoma 48, MIDWAY 14 SHATTUCK 54, Balko 50 TIMBERLAKE 52, Boise City 22 Bokoshe 36, BOULEVARD CHR. 32 Buffalo 56, GOODWELL 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 60, Carnegie JV 12 Cherokee 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 16 RYAN 28, Duke 22 CORN BIBLE 48, Gracemont 8 Kremlin-Hillsdale 44, TYRONE 6 Tipton 62, GRANDFIELD 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 56, WAYNOKA 8 DC-LAMONT 64, Wesleyan Chr. 12 Independent FT. WORTH All SAINTS 44, Holland Hall 20 Saturday, Oct. 12 Independent OSD 42, Iowa Deaf 34
Oct 2, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-McGuinness, Deer Creek-El Reno and Norman North-Yukon.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 5 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 2, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 541-178 (75.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chickasha 41, CAPITOL HILL 13 LAWTON 42, Choctaw 28 OKC PATRIOTS 46, Cookson Hills 42 Destiny Christian 52, MAUD 48 EDMOND SANTA FE 48, Mustang 42 TULSA MEMORIAL 20, Noble 17 MOORE 35, Putnam North 34 Class B RINGWOOD 48, Covington-Douglas 44 Independent OSD 56, Arkansas Deaf 40 WRIGHT CHR. 60, Rejoice Chr. JV 38 Friday's Games City Area Ada 42, TECUMSEH 14 Arkoma 52, SW COVENANT 38 Bethany 41, PERKINS 30 Blanchard 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 PIEDMONT 28, Cache 27 Carl Albert 42, McGUINNESS 34 Casady 28, ST. MARK'S 24 Cashion 35, PIONEER 14 NEWCASTLE 28, Centennial 20 HENNESSEY 28, Chisholm 14 COYLE 54, Copan 6 CRESCENT 44, Crossings Chr. 30 Davenport 56, DEWAR 54 Davis 42, LEXINGTON 12 Del City 45, ARDMORE 28 Dickson 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Douglass 34, MANNFORD 20 Drumright 22, WELLSTON 18 Edmond Memorial 30, NORMAN 24 DEER CREEK 38, El Reno 20 Fox 56, MACOMB 6 NORTHWEST 28, Guymon 14 GLENPOOL 37, Harrah 24 Heritage Hall 35, JOHN MARSHALL 28 Jones 34, BETHEL 14 EDMOND NORTH 35, Lawton Ike 6 TIMBERLAKE 54, Life Christian 8 TUTTLE 35, Little Axe 7 Luther 44, CROOKED OAK 38 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Meeker 30, OKEMAH 26 Millwood 49, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 24 Minco 42, WATONGA 22 WESTMOORE 45, Muskogee 16 Norman North 41, YUKON 38 DIBBLE 34, Northeast 21 ALEX 54, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Oklahoma Chr. 38, TULSA NOAH 24 CHANDLER 34, Prague 20 Purcell 35, MADILL 21 Putnam City 44, TULSA EDISON 30 McALESTER 47, Shawnee 42 LAWTON MAC 42, Southeast 14 Southmoore 37, PUTNAM WEST 20 MARLOW 40, St. Mary 24 KINGFISHER 42, Star Spencer 20 TULSA UNION 35, Stillwater 24 MIDWEST CITY 56, U.S. Grant 8 Washington 35, HOBART 21 Wayne 21, CADDO 12 GUTHRIE 49, Western Heights 12 Class 6A BROKEN ARROW 42, Bixby 21 Enid 38, TULSA WASHINGTON 34 Jenks 56, SAPULPA 14 Owasso 48, PONCA CITY 7 BARTLESVILLE 35, Sand Springs 28 Class 5A Claremore 28, TAHLEQUAH 21 Coweta 44, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 42 Duncan 31, ALTUS 27 TULSA KELLEY 33, Durant 26 COLLINSVILLE 27, Grove 17 Tulsa Central 22, PRYOR 20 SKIATOOK 34, Tulsa Hale 16 Class 4A Catoosa 42, MIAMI 28 Clinton 44, ELGIN 20 ANADARKO 48, Elk City 19 Fort Gibson 36, BROKEN BOW 13 Oologah 32, TULSA WEBSTER 12 CASCIA HALL 28, Sallisaw 24 POTEAU 38, Stilwell 14 MULDROW 34, Tulsa Rogers 22 CLEVELAND 35, Vinita 32 Wagoner 40, TULSA McLAIN 21 WEATHERFORD 24, Woodward 21 Class 3A Beggs 44, OKMULGEE 12 Cushing 42, BRISTOW 28 SPERRY 24, Dewey 21 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 20 MORRIS 21, Henryetta 20 HILLDALE 42, Inola 35 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 34, Keys (Park Hill) 14 Lincoln Christian 38, JAY 24 Lone Grove 42, ATOKA 14 Metro Christian 48, BLACKWELL 7 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 30, HEAVENER 13 Seminole 49, SEQ. CLAREMORE 35 Spiro 40, IDABEL 12 CHECOTAH 34, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 31, Verdigris 14 Victory Christian 49, KELLYVILLE 6 LOCUST GROVE 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Adair 28, NOWATA 21 Alva 35, PERRY 14 NEWKIRK 27, Chelsea 13 TISHOMINGO 14, Coalgate 7 SALINA 28, Colcord 18 Hartshorne 30, PANAMA 28 HASKELL 21, Holdenville 20 Hugo 42, POCOLA 20 COMMERCE 24, Kansas 21 Kingston 21, KONAWA 18 Lindsay 37, FREDERICK 14 COMANCHE 28, Mangum 21 STRATFORD 20, Marietta 14 STROUD 35, Mounds 7 CHOUTEAU 28, Oklahoma Union 14 Pawhuska 28, CANEY VALLEY 20 KETCHUM 30, Quapaw 16 Regent Prep 35, WILBURTON 14 Tonkawa 28, PAWNEE 21 Vian 44, ANTLERS 20 Wyandotte 28, HULBERT 7 Class A THOMAS 48, Apache 20 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 25, Beaver 13 CORDELL 28, Carnegie 21 Central Sallisaw 30, QUINTON 12 Gore 32, CANADIAN 16 KIEFER 54, Depew 20 Fairland 28, LIBERTY 14 SAVANNA 36, Haileyville 16 RINGLING 34, Healdton 20 Hollis 44, SNYDER 12 MORRISON 22, Hominy 14 OKEENE 35, Hooker 6 WYNNEWOOD 42, Maysville 28 Rush Springs 30, BRAY-DOYLE 13 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 16 Summit Christian 48, FOYIL 14 Talihina 42, UNION CHR. (ARK.) 20 Texhoma 35, MOORELAND 21 FAIRVIEW 28, Turpin 8 Velma-Alma 40, WILSON 14 EMPIRE 38, Walters 22 Warner 30, PORTER 12 ELMORE CITY 28, Wewoka 27 Yale 34, BARNSDALL 14 Class B Allen 34, GEARY 20 Cave Springs 44, GANS 32 Laverne 56, MEDFORD 6 Merritt 42, CANTON 20 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 44, Oaks 38 CENTRAL MARLOW 40, Paoli 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, WAUKOMIS 24 WETUMKA 58, Porum 20 GARBER 54, Seiling 20 Strother 56, BOWLEGS 8 WOODLAND 40, Watts 22 CYRIL 48, Waurika 28 Welch 28, SASAKWA 20 KEOTA 50, Weleetka 40 Class C Balko 42, BUFFALO 22 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 44, Claremore Chr. 20 WAYNOKA 56, Goodwell 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 Midway 44, BOKOSHE 20 CHEROKEE 58, Mount View-Gotebo 12 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 22 Sharon-Mutual 56, BOISE CITY 30 Thackerville 48, WEBBERS FALLS 24 Tipton 60, DUKE 6 SHATTUCK 48, Tyrone 14 BLUEJACKET 56, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Independent Holland Hall 35, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Saturday, Oct. 5 City Area LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 34, Community Chr. 30 OKC Legion 38, AFTON 24
Sep 25, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-Deer Creek, Edmond Santa Fe-Southmoore and Kingfisher-Heritage Hall.
Week 4 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 137-46 (74.9 pct.) Overall record: 391-152 (72.0 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chr. Heritage 35, NORTHEAST 14 STAR SPENCER 34, John Marshall 30 PUTNAM CITY 28, Sapulpa 21 Class C Shattuck 54, BUFFALO 38 Independent REGENT PREP 48, Cookson Hills 38 Friday's Games City Area Bethel 28, CENTENNIAL 22 Blanchard 42, LITTLE AXE 20 ST. MARY 21, Bridge Creek 20 DUNCAN 35, Capitol Hill 14 BETHANY 34, Chandler 30 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Chr. 12 Coyle 44, WELCH 24 Crescent 45, CARNEGIE 16 OKLAHOMA CHR. 35, Crooked Oak 22 CASADY 31, Dallas Greenhill 24 CARL ALBERT 28, Deer Creek 21 Destiny Christian 48, CORN BIBLE 22 Dibble 44, LUTHER 42 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM NORTH 13 Edmond Santa Fe 45, SOUTHMOORE 38 WAYNE 28, Elmore City 24 WASHINGTON 34, Frederick 12 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 36, Geary 28 Glenpool 38, McLOUD 35 Guthrie 50, GUYMON 6 MEEKER 30, Haskell 20 Kingfisher 34, HERITAGE HALL 28 Lawton 35, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 DEL CITY 44, Lawton Mac 38 Lexington 28, MARIETTA 12 PAOLI 24, Macomb 8 Marlow 48, JONES 42 McAlester 42, NOBLE 21 McGuinness 24, EL RENO 13 NORMAN NORTH 30, Midwest City 28 CASHION 35, Minco 32 Moore 41, U.S. GRANT 12 TUTTLE 35, Newcastle 28 Norman 34, MUSTANG 30 Northwest 41, WESTERN HEIGHTS 20 MILLWOOD 52, OKC Legion 20 PURCELL 30, Pauls Valley 22 SEMINOLE 46, Perkins 31 WOODWARD 28, Piedmont 21 STILLWATER 27, Ponca City 17 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam West 35 HARRAH 30, Santa Fe South 14 ARDMORE 38, Southeast 20 Stroud 48, WELLSTON 20 SW Covenant 44, MIDWAY 16 DOUGLASS 42, Tecumseh 12 SHAWNEE 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 HENNESSEY 34, Tulsa NOAH 24 Watonga 28, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 DAVENPORT 50, Weleetka 44 Westmoore 35, BIXBY 28 Windsor Hills 38, LIFE CHRISTIAN 22 OKC PATRIOTS 34, Wright Christian 20 Yukon 42, LAWTON IKE 21 Class 6A ENID 28, Bartlesville 24 Broken Arrow 41, MUSKOGEE 17 JENKS 55, Tulsa Edison 15 Tulsa Union 34, OWASSO 24 Tulsa Washington 35, SAND SPRINGS 27 Class 5A CHICKASHA 28, Altus 19 CLAREMORE 31, Collinsville 27 COWETA 35, Pryor 28 DURANT 17, Skiatook 14 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 21 Tulsa East Central 21, TULSA CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Kelley 35, TULSA HALE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 44, CACHE 24 Cascia Hall 38, STILWELL 12 WAGONER 34, Catoosa 28 ELK CITY 28, Elgin 27 Fort Gibson 33, TULSA ROGERS 20 ADA 27, Mannford 17 BROKEN BOW 38, Muldrow 15 Poteau 28, SALLISAW 24 Tulsa McLain 35, MIAMI 14 CLEVELAND 27, Tulsa Webster 7 OOLOGAH 22, Vinita 14 CLINTON 41, Weatherford 28 Class 3A DICKSON 28, Atoka 14 Berryhill 42, DEWEY 20 VERDIGRIS 14, Blackwell 12 Checotah 34, ROLAND 28 VALLIANT 27, Heavener 14 EUFAULA 28, Idabel 6 HILLDALE 35, Jay 7 BEGGS 42, Kellyville 12 Keys (Park Hill) 28, WESTVILLE 16 Lincoln Christian 31, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 24 Locust Grove 30, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21 PLAINVIEW 34, Madill 14 Metro Christian 48, PAWHUSKA 14 BRISTOW 21, Morris 17 INOLA 20, Okmulgee 14 CUSHING 42, Prague 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 36, Sperry 20 Stigler 31, SPIRO 24 Sulphur 28, LONE GROVE 14 Victory Christian 45, HENRYETTA 12 Class 2A Alva 38, CHISHOLM 18 HARTSHORNE 44, Antlers 14 ADAIR 50, Caney Valley 20 Chouteau 24, CHELSEA 20 Commerce 34, WYANDOTTE 14 Hinton 28, MANGUM 8 Hobart 48, LINDSAY 44 HUGO 28, Holdenville 24 Colcord 24, Hulbert 14 Kansas 30, QUAPAW 12 SALINA 28, Ketchum 22 DAVIS 42, Konawa 20 Nowata 35, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 Okemah 46, MOUNDS 12 WILBURTON 28, Panama 24 Pawnee 20, NEWKIRK 14 TONKAWA 28, Perry 21 VIAN 42, Pocola 12 Savanna 35, COALGATE 20 KINGSTON 21, Tishomingo 20 Class A Afton 30, FAIRLAND 20 HOMINY 21, Barnsdall 12 TEXHOMA 48, Beaver 22 WALTERS 21, Bray-Doyle 20 THOMAS 42, Burns Flat 14 STRATFORD 28, Caddo 7 Canadian 20, HAILEYVILLE 6 HOLLIS 42, Cordell 21 YALE 24, Drumright 8 Empire 20, RUSH SPRINGS 14 OKEENE 23, Fairview 7 WARNER 35, Foyil 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Gore 14 Hooker 40, TURPIN 12 Kiefer 30, PORTER 8 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 28, Liberty 7 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 27, Mooreland 16 Morrison 42, DEPEW 16 SNYDER 22, Pioneer 20 TALIHINA 49, Quinton 28 Ringling 35, VELMA-ALMA 20 APACHE 32, Sayre 14 Wewoka 28, MAYSVILLE 19 HEALDTON 21, Wilson 14 Class B Alex 56, WAURIKA 12 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Canton 34 ALLEN 40, Central Marlow 34 FOX 48, Cyril 8 Dewar 56, BOWLEGS 6 PORUM 48, Gans 24 Garber 62, MERRITT 42 Keota 56, STROTHER 40 POND CREEK-HUNTER 52, Medford 8 Rejoice Christian 60, COPAN 6 LAVERNE 48, Ringwood 8 South Coffeyville 46, WATTS 16 SEILING 66, Waukomis 50 Wetumka 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Woodland 38, AGRA 34 Class C Bluejacket 54, DC-LAMONT 38 Boise City 48, GOODWELL 20 WEBBERS FALLS 44, Bokoshe 26 Cherokee 56, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 12 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Gracemont 8 THACKERVILLE 64, Maud 54 TIPTON 56, Mount View-Gotebo 12 ARKOMA 48, Sasakwa 24 RYAN 42, Temple 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 46, Timberlake 42 BALKO 66, Waynoka 30 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Irving Cistercian 21 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 36, Kansas Deaf 12
Sep 18, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of the Week 3 games.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 3
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 18, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 125-55 (69.4 pct.) Overall record: 254-106 (70.6 pct.) Thursday City Area BRIDGE CREEK 45, Anadarko JV 6 PUTNAM CITY 42, Choctaw 35 JOHN MARSHALL 30, Crooked Oak 27 St. Mary 28, NORTHEAST 14 Class 4A Poteau 28, Tulsa Webster 7 Class A CADDO 34, Durant JV 16 TALIHINA 36, Sallisaw JV 12 Class C BLUEJACKET 50, Cookson Hills 8 Friday City Area Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 30 MADILL 20, Bethel 16 Capitol Hill 28, TULSA ROGERS 12 Cashion 42, LUTHER 38 Centennial 22, U.S. GRANT 14 Chandler 35, HARRAH 28 Chr. Heritage 34, LINCOLN CHR. 17 DESTINY CHR. 48, Community Chr. 28 REJOICE CHR. 44, Coyle 36 CASADY 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 WETUMKA 50, Davenport 44 Davis 29, HERITAGE HALL 28 Dibble 44, EMPIRE 40 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 14 DEER CREEK 35, Edmond Memorial 34 Edmond Santa 28, EDMOND NORTH 13 Guthrie 31, ENID 21 KINGFISHER 35, Hennessey 28 PURCELL 30, Lexington 16 Lindsay 27, PAULS VALLEY 23 CENTRAL MARLOW 56, Macomb 12 SEMINOLE 49, McLoud 42 Meeker 34, WAYNE 28 Midwest City 28, DEL CITY 27 Millwood 40, ADAIR 22 Minco 42, MAYSVILLE 12 Mustang 48, STILLWATER 42 BLANCHARD 35, Newcastle 24 Noble 28, EL RENO 21 Norman 27, YUKON 24 WOODWARD 28, Northwest 21 OKC Legion 32, TULSA HALE 20 OKC Patriots 26, SUNRISE CHR., KAN. 22 ALLEN 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 34 Oklahoma Christian 27, JONES 21 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 20 PUTNAM NORTH 48, Putnam West 20 SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 12 CLINTON 49, Southeast 21 Southmoore 34, MOORE 21 DOUGLASS 28, Star Spencer 14 Tecumseh 28, LITTLE AXE 24 Tuttle 46, ELGIN 16 PERKINS 30, Verdigris 22 Washington 21, BETHANY 20 WINDSOR HILLS 42, Watts 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 CRESCENT 48, Wellston 14 PIEDMONT 35, Western Heights 22 Westmoore 37, NORMAN NORTH 34 Wright Christian 40, LIFE CHRISTIAN 38 Class 6A Bixby 28, SPRINGDALE, ARK. 21 Fayetteville, Ark. 45, MUSKOGEE 20 Lawton 49, ALTUS 14 LAWTON MAC 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 JENKS 38, Owasso 24 SAND SPRINGS 28, Sapulpa 17 BARTLESVILLE 31, Skiatook 12 TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Tulsa East Central 21 Tulsa Edison 34, ELK CITY 20 BROKEN ARROW 44, Tulsa Union 38 Class 5A Ada 21, DURANT 14 GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 28, Ardmore 21 Chickasha 21, CACHE 20 McALESTER 42, Claremore 35 OOLOGAH 28, Collinsville 24 TULSA KELLEY 31, Coweta 21 WAGONER 28, Grove 14 Hugoton, Kan. 28, GUYMON 21 Pryor 27, MIAMI 12 SALLISAW 24, Tahlequah 18 TULSA McLAIN 34, Tulsa Central 20 Tulsa Memorial 27, TULSA NOAH 17 Class 4A Anadarko 48, PERRY 8 FORT GIBSON 35, Catoosa 31 CUSHING 28, Cleveland 15 VINITA 23, Dewey 14 Glenpool 33, SPERRY 20 Locust Grove 38, STILWELL 22 Mannford 21, BRISTOW 7 BROKEN BOW 21, Metro Christian 20 VIAN 32, Muldrow 20 Class 3A ANTLERS 14, Atoka 7 Berryhill 42, KELLYVILLE 22 Chisholm 42, BLACKWELL 8 Dickson 28, TISHOMINGO 14 LONE GROVE 31, Frederick 12 Hartshorne 33, STIGLER 28 Haskell 28, SPIRO 21 Heavener 22, GORE 20 CHECOTAH 28, Henryetta 21 BEGGS 45, Hilldale 28 HUGO 37, Idabel 20 Jay 28, McDONALD COUNTY 24 Keys (Park Hill) 21, EUFAULA 20 Okemah 28, MORRIS 21 Plainview 31, VALLIANT 7 Roland 22, OKMULGEE 12 Seq. Claremore 34, INOLA 22 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 55, Seq. Tahlequah 48 Stroud 28, PRAGUE 12 MARLOW 42, Sulphur 21 KANSAS 28, Westville 8 Class 2A Chouteau 35, PORTER 14 Coalgate 28, HOLDENVILLE 14 Colcord 35, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Comanche 26, WALTERS 20 Hinton 44, SAYRE 16 ALVA 38, Hobart 28 KIEFER 33, Hulbert 12 FAIRLAND 22, Ketchum 12 CORDELL 20, Mangum 14 YALE 28, Mounds 20 NOWATA 30, Newkirk 14 Oklahoma Union 26, FOYIL 18 COMMERCE 35, Oswego, Kan. 14 Pawhuska 21, HOMINY 20 BARNSDALL 24, Pawnee 16 QUINTON 26, Pocola 20 AFTON 28, Quapaw 22 Ringling 34, MARIETTA 14 BRAY-DOYLE 34, Duke 24 Salina 30, CHELSEA 12 Tonkawa 18, FAIRVIEW 12 PANAMA 28, Warner 18 KONAWA 32, Wewoka 24 SAVANNA 36, Wilburton 20 KINGSTON 40, Wilson 12 Wyandotte 22, CANEY VALLEY 14 Class A Depew 28, CANADIAN 14 Hartford, Ark. 28, HAILEYVILLE 6 WYNNEWOOD 34, Healdton 22 Hollis 34, BEAVER 14 Liberty 14, DRUMRIGHT 8 Mooreland 21, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Okeene 48, PIONEER 20 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 HOOKER 30, San Jacinto Chr., Texas, 12 WATONGA 34, Snyder 14 RUSH SPRINGS 14, Stratford 7 Summit Christian 44, REGENT PREP 34 BOOKER, TEXAS 31, Texhoma 28 Thomas 48, CARNEGIE 14 Velma-Alma 32, ELMORE CITY 26 Class B SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Agra 22 GANS 54, Bowlegs 20 Cave Springs 42, KEOTA 38 WOODLAND 36, Copan 12 Fox 58, ALEX 50 Garber 42, CANTON 30 Laverne 54, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 Merritt 34, WAUKOMIS 20 Paoli 44, CYRIL 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 50, RINGWOOD 42 WELEETKA 42, Porum 22 Seiling 28, MEDFORD 18 DEWAR 60, Strother 54 Waurika 34, GEARY 20 Welch 44, OAKS 42 Class C MAUD 48, Arkoma 20 BALKO 56, Boise City 48 Buffalo 36 WAYNOKA 22 SW COVENANT 40, Claremore Chr. 20 DC-Lamont 54, TIMBERLAKE 34 Grandfield 44, CORN BIBLE 40 Midway 34, WEBBERS FALLS 28 Mount View-Gotebo 54, GRACEMONT 12 Rolla, Kan. 40, GOODWELL 14 Sasakwa 48, BOKOSHE 8 Shattuck 38, SOUTH BARBER, KAN. 30 Tipton 60, TEMPLE 20 SHARON-MUTUAL 52, Tyrone 28 Wesleyan Chr. 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Arlington Oakridge 21 Cornerstone Chr. 42, BOULEVARD CHR. 30 Saturday, Sept 21 Independent OSD 48, Louisiana Deaf 28 Note: Home team in CAPS
Sep 15, 2013
Boise City raised more money than any other Class B school participating in Win-Win Week last year. After the strong response, a local fund was established to help offset the costs of people in the area who have to travel long distances for treatment.
Boise City's Win-Win Week efforts stretched far beyond one week
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 15, 2013According to the all-knowing Google, it's 328 miles from the center of town in Boise City, in the western part of the Oklahoma Panhandle, to the Stephenson Cancer Center at the OU Health Sciences Center on the east side of downtown Oklahoma City. But distance doesn't matter in Win-Win Week, which kicks off Monday across the state. The fourth-annual collaborative effort of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association and the Stephenson Cancer Center, Win-Win Week is used to showcase cancer awareness and prevention among high school students who use their athletic events for the cause. The fall sports of football, volleyball, softball, cross country and fall baseball are used to promote cancer awareness and to raise money for the fight against cancer. Sitting 328 miles away from the cancer patients it was helping, Boise City — a high school with an average daily attendance of 81.29 students — raised more money than any other Class B school participating in Win-Win Week last year to claim the state championship for the class. But the impact of the event went even further. After the strong response to Win-Win Week, a local fund was established to help offset the costs of people in the area who have to travel long distances for treatment — perhaps the 328 miles to the Stephenson Cancer Center. In addition to Boise City, seven other schools were named state champions last year: Canton (Class A), Mounds (2A), Lexington and Purcell (3A), Tecumseh (4A), Del City (5A) and Southmoore (6A). All over the state this week and beyond, a broad array of events are planned at high school sporting events to signify the fight against cancer. Fundraisers will be held, and athletes will be seen wearing pink wristbands or socks or other accessories to promote the events for cancer awareness. Just like last year, Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winners Jason White, Billy Sims and Steve Owens will present the state championship trophies during the football state title games Dec. 5 in Stillwater. In the first three years of Win-Win Week — which actually extends well beyond seven days — 146 schools have participated, helping to raise more than $500,000 to help patients and family support programs at the Stephenson Center. Each school that raises at least $10,000 in Win-Win Week is given the opportunity to have a room at the Stephenson Center named in its honor. Through the first three years, 25 rooms have been named for 18 schools: Ada, Bridge Creek, Cheyenne, Duncan, Edmond Santa Fe, Frederick, Heritage Hall, Kingfisher, McAlester, Norman, Okarche, Pawhuska, Purcell, Putnam City North, Southmoore, Tecumseh, Tuttle and Wilson. Cancer prevention is an important component of the program that can't be forgotten, with the goal to educate students about how a healthy lifestyle (no tobacco, better diet, more exercise) can prevent cancer. Cancer prevention information for students can be found on the program's website, www.OKStudentsCare.org.
Sep 11, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 11, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record (and overall): 129-51 (.717) Thursday, Sept 12 City Area Casady 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mustang 48, PC NORTH 28 U.S. Grant 21, CAPITOL HILL 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 38, Yukon 28 Class 6A LAWTON IKE 28, Altus 24 Class 4A CASCIA HALL, 35, Glenpool 34 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 21, Kansas 20 Class A SAVANNA 28, Beggs JV 14 Depew 21, OKEMAH JV 7 Cyril 40, MACOMB 12 Friday, Sept 13 City Area Blanchard 34, LINDSAY 14 Cache 45, SANTA FE SOUTH 12 Carl Albert 20, COWETA 17 Cashion 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 7 ANADARKO 55, Centennial 8 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 27, Cent. Marlow 22 Chr. Heritage 38, ST. MARY 20 Crescent 44, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 Crossings Chr. 35, BRAY-DOYLE 34 SHAWNEE 24, Deer Creek 21 Dickson 16, BETHEL 14 Edmond North 21, CHOCTAW 20 El Reno 28, CHICKASHA 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 33, Enid 20 CROOKED OAK 26, Frederick 22 CLINTON 34, Heritage Hall 31 LUTHER 28, Hinton 21 John Marshall 30, BRIDGE CREEK 17 HENNESSEY 34, Jones 21 DAVENPORT 48, Keota 44 Kingfisher 35, CHANDLER 28 LEXINGTON 27, Little Axe 21 McGuinness 21, TULSA KELLEY 20 Meeker 30, WEWOKA 27 NORMAN 28, Moore 7 Norman North 42, DEL CITY 38 Northwest 28, NORTHEAST 21 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 16 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 35, OKC Patriots 14 Oklahoma Chr. 24, TONKAWA 20 BETHANY 31, Pauls Valley 20 McLOUD 40, Perkins 27 Piedmont 34, HARRAH 20 GUTHRIE 42, Ponca City 12 WASHINGTON 28, Purcell 27 Putnam City 48, PC WEST 12 Southeast 22, STAR SPENCER 16 MIDWEST CITY 27, Stillwater 13 SW Covenant 36, SASAKWA 24 SEMINOLE 50, Tecumseh 13 Tuttle 34, ELK CITY 20 NEWCASTLE 27, Verdigris 24 DIBBLE 35, Walters 14 Wayne 30, MINCO 28 YALE 28, Wellston 14 NOBLE 35, Western Heights 14 SOUTHMOORE 38, Westmoore 34 LIFE CHRISTIAN 22, Wichita Warriors 20 COYLE 40, Woodland 28 Class 6A TULSA EAST CENTRAL 45, Bartlesville 20 BENTONVILLE, ARK. 28, Broken Arrow 21 Jenks 38, TULSA UNION 34 LAWTON 28, Lawton Mac 22 OWASSO 44, Muskogee 18 Sand Springs 34, BIXBY 24 SAPULPA 21, Tulsa Hale 14 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA EDISON 14 McALESTER 28, Tulsa Washington 21 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 24 ARDMORE 33, Durant 13 Grove 28, JAY 27 LIBERAL, KAN. 50, Guymon 12 CLAREMORE 44, Miami 14 Oologah 24, SKIATOOK 7 Rogers, Ark. 27, TAHLEQUAH 24 Springdale, Ark. 35, TULSA CENTRAL 13 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 28 Weatherford 20, DUNCAN 14 Class 4A Ada 35, IDABEL 12 Broken Bow 34, SHILOH CHR., ARK. 30 Cleveland 27, MANNFORD 20 PLAINVIEW 34, Elgin 14 FORT GIBSON 22, Hilldale 16 Nowata 28, VINITA 17 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 28, Sallisaw 21 Spiro 21, MULDROW 17 LINCOLN, ARK. 24, Stilwell 13 Tulsa McLain 34, SPERRY 14 BERRYHILL 28, Tulsa Webster 8 POTEAU 21, Van Buren, Ark. 14 Woodward 26, at Garden City, Kan. 20 Class 3A COALGATE 21, Atoka 14 Beggs 28, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 8 Bristow 14, STROUD 7 KEYS (PARK HILL) 21, Checotah 12 Colcord 18, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 34, Eufaula 16 HARTSHORNE 21, Heavener 18 Henryetta 28, HOLDENVILLE 14 Inola 21, SALINA 13 CANEY VALLEY 33, Kellyville 16 MADILL 21, Kingston 20 Lincoln Christian 35, HOLLAND HALL 28 Marlow 20, COMANCHE 17 HASKELL 28, Morris 21 STIGLER, 35, Okmulgee 13 DEWEY 22, Pawhuska 15 CUSHING 55, Perry 35 OKEMAH 27, Prague 14 Roland 36, PANAMA 12 DAVIS 36, Sulphur 27 Tishomingo 27, LONE GROVE 22 METRO CHR. 28, Tulsa NOAH 21 HUGO 21, Valliant 16 Victory Christian 45, REGENT PREP 12 Class 2A Afton 21, KETCHUM 20 FOYIL 12, Chelsea 6 COMMERCE 35, Cherryvale, Kan. 7 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 14 SUMMIT CHR. 27, Chouteau 22 HOBART 33, Cordell 20 Elmore City 35, MARIETTA 16 Fairland 30, QUAPAW 27 Gore 28, MOUNDS 14 POCOLA 40, Haileyville 8 Hulbert 21, WARNER 20 ALVA 36, Morrison 24 BARNSDALL 35, Oklahoma Union 34 HOMINY 28, Pawnee 22 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 12 Rush Springs 44, Riverside 6 MANGUM 28, Sayre 14 Stratford 35, KONAWA 33 Talihina 42, ANTLERS 8 ADAIR 44, Wyandotte 20 Class A Apache 28, CARNEGIE 6 BEAVER 21, Burlington, Colo. 12 WATONGA 35, Burns Flat 18 TEXHOMA 28, Clayton, N.M. 21 Hooker 42, HOLLIS 28 KIEFER 35, Liberty 12 EMPIRE 44, Maysville 14 MOORELAND 32, Pioneer 14 DRUMRIGHT 14, Porter 12 HEALDTON 21, Snyder 14 Thomas 16, OKEENE 14 SHAMROCK, TEXAS 35, Turpin 6 CADDO 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, VELMA-ALMA 24 Class B Alex 36, PAOLI 14 WAURIKA 22, Allen 16 LAVERNE 54, Canton 12 POND CREEK 56, Covington-Douglas 6 Dewar 48, CAVE SPRINGS 8 Gans 44, STROTHER 18 FOX 50, Geary 8 MERRITT 44, Medford 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 12 BOWLEGS 48, Porum 42 Rejoice Christian 56, WELCH 30 Ringwood 40, SEILING 36 Sharon-Mutual 44, AGRA 14 South Coffeyville 52, COPAN 28 GARBER 48, Waukomis 8 Wetumka 60, WELEETKA 58 Class C CHEROKEE 54, Bluejacket 14 ARKOMA 44, Bokoshe 32 Buffalo 48, BOISE CITY 34 WESLEYAN CHR. 44, Windsor Hills 28 BALKO 40, Corn Bible 26 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Duke 20 TYRONE 50, Goodwell 6 TIPTON 60, Gracemont 6 DC-LAMONT 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 34 Maud 46, MIDWAY 6 THACKERVILLE 54, Ryan 50 Temple 44, GRANDFIELD 28 Timberlake 50, CLAREMORE CHR. 8 SHATTUCK 56, Waynoka 12 Webbers Falls 30, WRIGHT CHR. 20 Saturday, Sept 14 City Area Douglass 26, Millwood 23
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state: Thursday, Sept 5 City Area CRESCENT 34, Newkirk 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 34, Midwest City 28 HERITAGE HALL 35, Casady 24 LEXINGTON 27, OKC Legion 22 Millwood 42, STAR SPENCER 28 Norman North 31, NORMAN 28 NORTHWEST 28, John Marshall 22 Putnam West 28, WESTERN HEIGHTS 21 SOUTHEAST 21, U.S.
Oklahoma high school football: Picking this week's games
By Scott Wright | Sep 4, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state: Thursday, Sept 5 City Area CRESCENT 34, Newkirk 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 34, Midwest City 28 HERITAGE HALL 35, Casady 24 LEXINGTON 27, OKC Legion 22 Millwood 42, STAR SPENCER 28 Norman North 31, NORMAN 28 NORTHWEST 28, John Marshall 22 Putnam West 28, WESTERN HEIGHTS 21 SOUTHEAST 21, U.S. Grant 12 SOUTHMOORE 30, Carl Albert 28 STROUD 27, Chandler 13 WASHINGTON 24, Bridge Creek 13 Class 5A CLAREMORE 27, Oologah 24 Clinton 21, LAWTON MAC 16 Class 4A CLEVELAND 42, Hominy 21 Elgin 35, RUSH SPRINGS 27 ROLAND 28, Muldrow 20 Class 3A Inola 27, CHELSEA 14 LOCUST GROVE 17, Salina 13 Class 2A CHISHOLM 44, Oklahoma Bible 20 COMANCHE 26, Velma-Alma 24 GORE 28, Panama 21 Warner 35, CHOUTEAU 13 WEWOKA 33, Holdenville 13 Class A Quinton 42, HARTSHORNE JV 6 Class B Bluejacket 48, WELCH 28 MAUD 50, Bowlegs 42 POND CREEK 48, DC-Lamont 41 CANTON 42, Geary 12 CAVE SPRINGS 37, Watts 24 Independent Wright Christian 42, COOKSON HILLS 28 OSD 55, Missouri Deaf 48 Friday, Sept 6 City Area BLANCHARD 33, Bethany 20 CENTENNIAL 28, Capitol Hill 14 COYLE 44, Covington-Douglas 24 Crossings Chr. 38, BURNS FLAT 20 Deer Creek 41, PIEDMONT 27 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 35, Del City 33 SW COVENANT 47, Destiny Christian 42 Dibble 28, MINCO 21 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Drumright 14 Edmond North 21, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 Enid 42, CHOCTAW 38 WINDSOR HILLS 31, Gracemont 14 Guthrie 35, DUNCAN 20 WEATHERFORD 28, Harrah 14 WAYNE 35, Healdton 27 Hennessey 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 24 Kingfisher 49, GUYMON 7 PURCELL 27, Lindsay 22 Little Axe 20, SANTA FE SOUTH 13 Luther 27, WELLSTON 16 McAlester 35, STILLWATER 34 McLoud 30, BETHEL 18 Metro Christian 27, OKLAHOMA CHR. 24 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 21 Noble 17, TECUMSEH 14 TULSA McLAIN 33, Northeast 20 OKC Patriots 27, GRANDFIELD 13 CASHION 34, Okeene 28 DAVENPORT 37, Okla. Christian Aca. 20 NEWCASTLE 21, Pauls Valley 20 JONES 28, Perkins 24 TUTTLE 21, Plainview 17 MEEKER 27, Prague 20 PUTNAM CITY 34, Putnam North 31 Sasakwa 30, MACOMB 19 RIVERSIDE 33, SeeWorth Aca. 16 McGUINNESS 31, Shawnee 28 St. Mary 27, CROOKED OAK 23 Tipton 48, LIFE CHRISTIAN 14 Tulsa Washington 21, DOUGLASS 20 EL RENO 22, Woodward 14 Yukon 42, MUSTANG 38 Class 6A BIXBY 28, Garden City, Kan. 13 Lawton 44, LAWTON EISENHOWER 20 SAND SPRINGS 35, Muskogee 20 BROKEN ARROW 42, Owasso 35 PONCA CITY 27, Sapulpa 24 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Hale 13 Tulsa Kelley 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 Class 5A ADA 31, Ardmore 28 ANADARKO 27, Chickasha 21 POTEAU 30, Durant 22 Fort Gibson 35, TAHLEQUAH 21 GROVE 24, Miami 20 CATOOSA 38, Pryor 21 COLLINSVILLE 30, Skiatook 8 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Tulsa Memorial 20 Wagoner 42, COWETA 40 Class 4A GLENPOOL 24, Berryhill 20 Broken Bow 35, IDABEL 14 FREDERICK 48, Cache 13 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 14 Cushing 35, MANNFORD 27 GREENWOOD, ARK., 35, Sallisaw 14 VERDIGRIS 40, Stilwell 27 OKMULGEE 22, Tulsa Rogers 14 Victory Christian 41, TULSA WEBSTER 18 JAY 14, Vinita 7 ELK CITY 26, Watonga 16 Class 3A Adair 45, KELLYVILLE 22 Antlers 42, VALLIANT 12 BRISTOW 34, Beggs 28 PERRY 42, Blackwell 8 Checotah 14, MORRIS 7 NOWATA 20, Dewey 18 Hartshorne 17, HENRYETTA 12 Hugo 28, ATOKA 13 DICKSON 28, Kingston 21 Lincoln, Ark. 28, WESTVILLE 7 Madill 34, TISHOMINGO 13 Marlow 28, LONE GROVE 24 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 31, Okemah 17 Seminole 42, LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 28 Seq. Claremore 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 Sperry 27, EUFAULA 22 Stigler 21, HILLDALE 20 Vian 49, SPIRO 28 Wynnewood 28, SULPHUR 14 Class 2A THOMAS 35, Alva 34 CANEY VALLEY 31, Barnsdall 28 HOBART 42, Carnegie 12 KANSAS 37, Central Sallisaw 13 Coalgate 28, STRATFORD 27 Commerce 21, MT. VERNON, MO. 14 HINTON 33, Cordell 27 Davis 42, RINGLING 38 WYANDOTTE 27, Fairland 21 KETCHUM 14, Foyil 13 COLCORD 30, Haskell 28 YALE 27, Hulbert 24 SAVANNA 35, Konawa 14 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 12 Marietta 35, WILSON 6 Morrison 28, Pawnee 7 LIBERTY 17, Mounds 14 Oklahoma Union 20, QUAPAW 14 POCOLA 42, Regent Prep 40 Tonkawa 28, PAWHUSKA 24 TALIHINA 34, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 38, Walters 8 STANTON COUNTY, KAN. 35, Beaver 7 CANADIAN 27, Caddo 20 Elkhart, Kan. 44, Turpin 12 Elmore City 42, BRAY-DOYLE 13 Empire 30, SNYDER 13 Fairview 48, PIONEER 14 Hooker 21, CLAYTON, N.M., 20 Kiefer 42, AFTON 14 Porter 16, Depew 14 MOORELAND 28, Sayre 16 Summit Christian 35, HAILEYVILLE 12 Texhoma 35, GRUVER, TEXAS 8 Woodland 44, MAYSVILLE 30 Class B Alex 47, WELEETKA 42 WETUMKA 55, Allen 14 OAKS 42, Bokoshe 28 Central Marlow 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 MERRITT 50, Corn Bible 12 REJOICE CHR. 55, Dewar 52 Gans 49, MIDWAY 6 Garber 56, WAYNOKA 14 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Laverne 60, SHATTUCK 54 Ringwood 44, TIMBERLAKE 42 Ryan 38, WAURIKA 12 Sharon-Mutual 46, SEILING 40 MEDFORD 38, Strother 36 FOX 64, Temple 34 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 42 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Waukomis 40 Webbers Falls 38, PORUM 28 Wesleyan Chr. 46, COPAN 30 Class C Balko 38, MOSCOW, KAN. 20 Cherokee 56, BUFFALO 30 Claremore Chr. 28, BOULEVARD CHR. 24 SANTANA, KAN. 22, Goodwell 14 DUKE 22, Merritt JV 16 Tyrone 44, ROLLA, KAN. 20 BOISE CITY 30, Walsh, Colo. 24 Independent TULSA NOAH 31, Lighthouse Chr. 21 Saturday, Sept 7 Class 6A EULESS-TRINITY 38, Jenks 34 DESOTO, TEXAS 42, Tulsa Union 21 Note: Home teams in CAPS