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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Seventy small-college football players from across the country have been listed as finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, presented to a player judged as the top defense player in the lower divisions of the NCAA and the NAIA.Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir won the award last year and in the spring was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland...
70 nominees listed for small-college football award
Associated Press | Dec 11, 2014LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Seventy small-college football players from across the country have been listed as finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, presented to a player judged as the top defense player in the lower divisions of the NCAA and the NAIA. Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir won the award last year and in the spring was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. The Little Rock Touchdown Club, which sponsors the award with the Wright, Lindsey and Jennings law firm, says 10 percent of last year's finalists made NFL rosters this season. The club and law firm announced the finalists Thursday. This year's nominees include 38 players from NCAA Division II, 18 from NCAA Division III and 14 players from the NAIA. The winner will be announced Dec. 24. Cliff Harris was a high school player in Des Arc, Arkansas, who played at Ouachita Baptist before going on to play in five Super Bowls and six Pro Bowls while with the Dallas Cowboys. ___ The finalists are: Ryan Aelker, Bluffton Darius Allen, Colorado State-Pueblo Steve Ambs, Ursinus Justin Avery, University of Charleston LuckyBaar, McKendree Zach Bell, Millsaps Devin Benton, Southwestern Oklahoma Sean Blomquist, Carroll Tanner Botts, Lenoir-Rhyne Beau Brewer, Louisiana College Deron Bruce, Ottawa Jake Bussani, Wesleyan George Christas, Lock Haven Tyre Coleman, Hobart Tyler Condit, New Haven Jacob Edleman, Central College Nores Fradi, Wayne State LeronFurr, Fort Valley State Frank Gaffney, Lebanon Valley College Josh Gordon, Minnesota State-Mankato Cameron Grad, Menlo College Brady Grayvold, Wisconsin-Whitewater Michael Gruber, Brevard College Nathan Hancock, Minnesota State-Mankato Connor Harris, Lindenwood Greg Hayward, Saint Xavier Ryan Hogan, Trine Julian Howsare, Clarion Rory Island, Delta State Austin Jacques, Johnson C. Smith Tyler Jenkins, Rowan Takari Johnson, Concordia Colin Kimball, Mercyhurst Alex Kocheff, Mount Union Jared Koster, New Mexico Highlands Phil Latimer, Nebraska Wesleyan MattLongacre, Northwest Missouri Caushaud Lyons, Tusculum College Keshaun Malone, Bacone Derrick Mann, Assumption Alex Markarian, Humboldt State Marcus Martin, Slippery Rock Max Nacewicz, Springfield College Bryan Narcisse, Worcester State Jack Nelson, Willamette Trevor Pesek, Texas A&M-Kingsville Ty Phillips, Missouri Valley College Cole Potter, Dakota State University (S.D.) Nadim Raddar, Bethany CJRoberts, Colorado State-Pueblo Brion Robinson, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Adam Sauder, Taylor Zac Schlueger, Morningside Rush Seaver, Angelo State Al-Hajj Shabazz, West Chester University Jordan Shaw, Shorter Justin Shirk, Bloomsburg GrantSinger, University of Mary Loronza Smith, Warner AndrewStewart, Kentucky Christian Jason Taylor, Catawba David Ternes, Grinnell Bryan Thomson, East Stroudsburg Tyler Thornton, Azusa Pacific CharlesTuaau, Texas A&M Commerce Billy Wendt, Graceland RonellWilliams, West Chester Gary Yeoman, Saint Joseph's, Indiana Jacob Zilbar, Wisconsin - Platteville Justin Zimmer, Ferris State
Nov 24, 2014
Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pre-game warmups.It paid off for the rookie receiver.Beckham's spectacular, leaping, right-handed grab while falling backward and drawing an interference penalty was the talk of the NFL and the Internet on Monday.Everyone from LeBron James to Hollywood...
Beckham's one-handed grab 1 of many in NFL
By ROB MAADDI, Associated Press | Nov 24, 2014Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pre-game warmups. It paid off for the rookie receiver. Beckham's spectacular, leaping, right-handed grab while falling backward and drawing an interference penalty was the talk of the NFL and the Internet on Monday. Everyone from LeBron James to Hollywood celebs Elizabeth Banks and John Cusack marveled at Beckham's touchdown catch in the New York Giants' loss to Dallas on Sunday night. "The greatest catch I've ever seen," said James, who was an All-Ohio wide receiver in high school. Banks tweeted: "Just back from the #AMAs and seeing replay of that Odell Beckman Jr. catch. OMG that was sick." Cusack compared it to David Tyree's helmet grab in the Super Bowl and Lynn Swann's diving reception in an earlier Super Bowl. Beckham, however, does it every day in practice and before games. This catch just happened to be in front of a national television audience against the Cowboys. His teammates, coaches and anyone who watched him play weren't surprised. "He practices that one-handed snag," said Eli Manning, who also threw the pass to Tyree that helped the Giants beat New England. "He's got big hands and great concentration and he can make those plays. That was a pretty great one." Beckham made several stunning catches at LSU, including a diving, one-handed grab against Iowa in the Outback Bowl. "I saw him and Jarvis (Landry) do things like that on the practice field all the time. I mean all the time," LSU coach Les Miles said. "They finally caught one on camera, I guess. It's something that we would have expected." NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth, a three-time Pro Bowl receiver in the '80s, repeated: "That might be the greatest catch I've ever seen." When asked about working on one-handed catches recently, Beckham said: "It's something you just have to practice. The opportunity sometimes presents itself and you know you want to be prepared. That is one of those things that I have been doing for a long time. Jarvis Landry and I would always do that every day in practice. We wouldn't compete, but we would see who could make the most ridiculous catch." Many players work on one-handed catches in practice and afterward on the JUGS machine. It's not just receivers, either. Two-time All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt catches balls one-handed before games, too. Of course, Watt has actually lined up as a receiver and has two TD catches this season. "It's partially just hand-eye coordination before the game and it's partially to warm up the hands a little bit, partially for fun," Watt said. "The more you can do, the better athlete you can (be), the better you're going to be on the field. It's all part of it." San Francisco's Stevie Johnson said you can practice the one-handed catches by tossing the ball in the air and out of view and then trying to catch it, but when it comes to games, it's a natural instinct for a soft-handed wideout — with a little assist from those sticky receiver gloves they wear, too. "It's a little bit of both, the gloves and his talent," Johnson said. "It was a solid catch." Several players have made amazing one-handed catches this season, including Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin, Chicago's Brandon Marshall, New England's Rob Gronkowski, Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin and Miami's Mike Wallace. Buffalo's Robert Woods got into the act Monday night against the New York Jets. Woods appeared to get his left arm tangled a bit with a defender, so he reached up with his right, gently bobbling the ball at first before controlling it with that one hand for a 27-yard gain. Benjamin rated Beckham's grab a 9.0 and joked that he only gets a 10 if he would've caught it with his eyes closed. Unlike Beckham and others, the Panthers rookie doesn't practice one-handed catches. "One-handed catches are just reaction catches," he said. "You just go to that zone at the moment. It's entertainment." Swann put Beckham's catch into perspective. "I don't know how many times you throw that pass and how many times you actually catch it," the Hall of Famer said. "He threw it to him one time, he caught it, and for a touchdown. There are a couple of things that make it phenomenal. Fact he caught it with two fingers and a thumb and didn't use all of his hand. He stopped that baby with two fingers and his thumb, that's hard to do." Colts veteran Reggie Wayne often draws a large crowd when he practices one-handed catches on a JUGS machine. His coach, Chuck Pagano, encourages players to work on it. "If you make them in practice, you'll make them in games," Pagano said. "And that's what we talk about all the time. It's all about preparation." Wallace catches 100 balls per hand each day. He also thinks those super-sticky gloves are helping guys make these plays. "Anything you do, if you practice it, you'll get better," Wallace said. ___ AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and AP Sports Writers Kristie Rieken, Will Graves, Steven Wine, Janie McCauley, Michael Marot, Tom Withers, Howard Ulman, Tom Canavan, Noah Trister and Steve Reed contributed to this report. ___ AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_RobMaaddi
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Cribbs insists there's plenty of tread left on his wheels — perhaps even more than his recently repaired car.At age 31 and nearly a year removed from his last NFL game, the return specialist is getting another chance to prove himself — this time with the Colts."I was told you're old when you're in your 30s, but I don't feel that old," Cribbs said Wednesday, looking as...
Colts looking for Cribbs to improve return game
MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | Nov 19, 2014INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Cribbs insists there's plenty of tread left on his wheels — perhaps even more than his recently repaired car. At age 31 and nearly a year removed from his last NFL game, the return specialist is getting another chance to prove himself — this time with the Colts. "I was told you're old when you're in your 30s, but I don't feel that old," Cribbs said Wednesday, looking as fit as ever. "It's just a stereotype that I'm fighting." Cribbs has been fighting those sorts of images most of his football life. In high school, many of the big-name programs wanted him to redshirt and change positions. Cribbs thought he could play immediately, landed at Kent State and wound up having one of the most productive quarterback careers in college history. Four years later, NFL scouts were so uncertain about where he belonged, they didn't even bother to draft Cribbs in 2005. Instead, the 6-foot-1 undrafted rookie landed with the nearby Browns and found a perfect fit. Cribbs went to the Pro Bowl three times with Cleveland and was an All-Pro in 2009. He is tied with Leon Washington for the most kickoff returns for touchdowns in league history (eight), is third all-time in kickoff return yards (10,505) and is fifth all-time in combined yards on kickoff and punt returns (12,755). But after struggling to recover from knee surgery in time to start the 2013 season and finishing the year on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, most teams figured Cribbs was as broken down as the car that failed him after he drove from Cleveland to Indy for last week's workout. The Colts saw something entirely different on the field. "He was in excellent shape, there was availability, there was room," coach Chuck Pagano said. "We got a really good football player out there that we felt like could help us win." When the Colts contacted Cribbs' agent to work out a deal Monday, Indianapolis already knew running back Ahmad Bradshaw was likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken left leg. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Pagano said he expects his new player to return both punts and kickoffs, possibly as soon as this weekend. And with the Colts (6-4) short on running backs — Trent Richardson missed Wednesday's practice with an illness — Cribbs helps with the offense, too. He has 109 career receptions, two career carries and a history of running the wildcat in Cleveland. "I'll be right behind him (Andrew Luck) going, 'Do you need a breather?' I'll be his break," Cribbs said with a laugh when asked about the possibility of lining up as a wildcat quarterback in Indy. "The coaches are thinking about doing some things with me on offense." While Luck appreciated the offer, the Colts seem to have other plans. With Richardson out, Daniel Herron said he took the bulk of the snaps with the starting offense Wednesday. Indy does not have another running back on the active roster, though they could promote Zurlon Tipton or Michael Hill from the practice squad. Whatever the Colts decide, Cribbs knows this: It's an opportunity to show everyone he's not finished yet. "Trent said it's a place of winners. You come here to rejuvenate your career, to add to something," Cribbs said. "That was what Trent was looking for. He wanted to come here and shine and be with a quarterback that can find him whenever he's in trouble. This is already a great organization, but to be a contributor, to produce and add value to this football team says a lot about you." Notes: Tight end Dwayne Allen (right ankle) and cornerback Greg Toler (concussion) also did not practice Wednesday. Pagano said three players were held out of practice to rest -- right tackle Gosder Cherilus, linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and receiver Reggie Wayne. ... Defensive tackle Arthur Jones was a full participant Wednesday, Pagano said. ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Nov 15, 2014
Mike Snyder’s Seminole Chieftains are back in the Class 3A playoffs, the program’s 30th consecutive postseason appearance under its longtime coach. Snyder grew up 20 miles east of Seminole in Holdenville. He first joined the Chieftains program as an assistant in 1972 and became the head coach in 1980.
Collected Wisdom: Mike Snyder, longtime Seminole football coach
By Trent Shadid | Nov 15, 2014Mike Snyder’s Seminole Chieftains are back in the Class 3A playoffs, the program’s 30th consecutive postseason appearance under its longtime coach. Snyder grew up 20 miles east of Seminole in Holdenville. He first joined the Chieftains program as an assistant in 1972 and became the head coach in 1980. He now has a street named after him running alongside the football stadium and is second on the state’s all-time wins list with a career record of 333-100. Under Snyder, Seminole has averaged nearly 10 wins a season with a state title in 1996. My high school coaches were like father figures to me. That’s why I got into coaching. At first, I wanted to go into agriculture. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that’s not what I really wanted, so I got into coaching. Athletics was something I’d done all my life and this was a way to stay involved. I’m amazed I’ve stayed at the same place all this time. I’ve been so fortunate at Seminole that I have to pinch myself every now and then to make sure it’s real. I’ve got a street named after me. How much more could a person ask for from a community than what I’ve received? Being able to stay in the same community has been special in a lot of ways. First, I had the opportunity to coach my son and now he’s coaching here. And then to have my family be so accepted by a community in the way we’ve been isn’t something that happens at a lot of places. Also, here lately I’ve been able to coach the kids of some former players and that’s been a lot of fun for me. All those sorts of things just don’t happen everywhere. I try to focus on giving back as much as I can. My wife and I started a foundation in 2002 for underprivileged kids in Seminole. It might be clothing, meals, donating to our special needs department or whatever kids need here, we try to find a way to get that done. I had moments where I thought I’d end up somewhere else. Over the 43 years I’ve been here, I interviewed for probably two jobs at other schools that I would have taken if they had been offered to me. When I was an assistant we won the state championship in (1977) and I thought that was the time for me to go get a head coaching job. I actually didn’t get offered a couple of jobs at Class A schools that I tried to get in the late 1970s. It’s kind of funny now, because looking back I’m glad I didn’t get them considering how well things have gone for me here. It’s kind of mind blowing to me when people bring up the win totals and records I have. Again, it makes it more special having been at the same school. I haven’t had to move around and chase talent to be successful. One of my heroes in coaching was (former Rush Springs and Lindsay coach) Joe Tunnell. When I passed his win total (last season), that’s when it really hit me on just how much success we’ve had here. He was one of those guys that I tried to be like when I first started coaching. A big key to coaching is starting out under a good head coach. That’s the first thing I tell every young person who wants to get into coaching. There are a lot of people that get into it and for some reason they don’t know how to do it right. That’s probably because they weren’t taught the right way. Wayne Estes taught me the right way to do it and I try to do the same. People ask me all the time how long I’m going to keep coaching. I can’t answer that. My health is good, I’ve got a great administration, an excellent school board and excellent community. When you have those things there’s no reason to quit. I also get asked how I coach kids today. People say kids have changed, and they have, but in most ways it’s still the same as an educator. Kids still want discipline, they want to be told how to do things and they want to do things right. I think sometimes as educators we forget that and we do kids a disservice by saying they can’t do this or that based on having a rough home life or behavior issues, and that’s not right. We have an obligation to help show them the right way. I’ve mellowed some over the years. All of my former players get upset with me about that. But we still get on our kids if they aren’t doing things the right way. When they are in our program, they’ve got to meet a certain standard. All the great programs are that way, and I don’t think that will ever change. We don’t have to fight that winning attitude. Our kids expect to win every time they put that green helmet on. Looking at this year, we had just two offensive starters and a small senior class but we’ve won (10) games and probably beat some teams with more talent than us. I’m proud of that.
Nov 13, 2014
From the moment Chris Roberts walked on to a makeshift football field six years ago, he knew it was going to be a long road to success on his new but risky journey.
Friday Night Lights: Crossings Christian continues to build something special
By Jacob Unruh | Nov 13, 2014From the moment Chris Roberts walked on to a makeshift football field six years ago, he knew it was going to be a long road to success on his new but risky journey. The field, known as “The Swamp” due to its constantly wet conditions and ill-favored appearance, was the beginning of something remarkable for Crossings Christian, a relatively new private school that was starting its football program at the middle school level only. It was the first step toward building what some perceive to be the next private-school powerhouse, even if most people know little to nothing about it or even where it’s located in northwest Oklahoma City. “I had no idea what I was getting into,” said Roberts, a former assistant coach at established programs Kingfisher and Edmond Santa Fe. “I was pretty naïve. Who gets to build something from scratch? That’s really what enticed me to it.” There were certainly times Roberts questioned his leap of faith to jumpstart the program from the ground up as the amount of losses coincided with the growth of the program to the varsity level. That makes this season not only the most successful season in school history with its first ever playoff appearance Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Hominy in its new multi-million dollar stadium, but also the most rewarding for players that began with nothing but pads and footballs. In the short span of the program and school, Crossings Christian has gone from “The Swamp” to the new stadium as part of a $15.5 million project to build a new middle school, fieldhouse, football stadium and baseball and softball stadiums. The project also brought the football team from dressing in bathrooms, storage rooms and classrooms to a $1.2 million fieldhouse housing a spacious locker room. “We walked out of those bathrooms just wanting to play football,” said senior quarterback Noah Niederschuh, one of three original remaining members of the seventh grade team that won its first ever game six years ago. “Sometimes you don’t even think about being in a closet. Sometimes you look back at it and think, ‘We were in closets.’ That was a big learning experience for us.” The makeshift weight room was generally hallways jammed with weight machines or the new concession stand. Now, the Knights have a spacious weight room in the new fieldhouse. They have also gone from road warriors playing every game on the road to a normal split schedule of five home games and five road games in their third year as members of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. Yet as the losses mounted — especially the past two seasons in the OSSAA with a combined record of 4-15 — there was a plan being followed. The school was founded in 2001 as just an elementary school and now is already expanding into the Class 2A level in high school basketball. The plan is for the high school to house as many as 300-400 students, which would put the school in Class 3A based on this year’s Average Daily Membership numbers used by the OSSAA to determine classifications. That’s a scary placement for a school with impressive resources. “Of course monetary support here is big in how they want to build things and do things the right way,” said Crossings Christian athletic director Shawn Schenk, a former boys basketball coach at Edmond Santa Fe and Enid who joined the school last year. “They didn’t just go halfway on building that stadium and fieldhouse. “Powerhouse? That would be awesome if God wants to bless us with that. That’s not our main objective, but we also want to do what we do and do it as best we can.” It’s also in the plan to remain a tight-knit community of its own despite being entrenched in a business area. “This is all new to everybody, so we’re playing it up and everybody’s excited,” Roberts said. “We’re a small school in the middle of the city, so we have our own little community so it’s still got that small-school feel. The elementary is just as excited about it, so it’s a lot of fun.” Winning has that effect. For the players, it’s not just that but a chance to be the beginning of something more meaningful. “We want to be more than a stadium,” senior linebacker Christian Osterhout said. “The stadium encourages us because we see our football program is going to be amazing. But we’re more than just that stadium now. It encourages us to know we’re going to become that football program.” Throughout this journey, Crossings Christian has kept notes on its opponents and their habits, learning what a successful team is supposed to look like against successful programs such as Apache, Cashion, Minco and Wayne. The Knights were often the welcomed opponent on a Homecoming or Senior Night. Roberts even joked opponents could name their score and admitted he was worried about being able to finish games. But it all served as a building block. “That was my concern. I didn’t want to forfeit,” Roberts said. “That was huge for me personally not having to forfeit games. If we say we’re going to play OSSAA and we’re going to commit to this, we need to do it.” Crossings Christian went 6-1 this season in district play, earning second behind Cashion. There are only four seniors on the team and a strong group of eighth graders coming next season that’s expected to add possibly 20 players to the 27-member roster. The Knights’ path to success may already be set before Friday even plays out, and Roberts’ journey is suddenly looking brighter and brighter. “We found a way, but it wasn’t ideal,” Roberts said. “I’m just obviously excited, because I’d be lying if I didn’t question it myself. I feel excitement for our kids because of what they had to go through. “Whatever happens Friday or from here on out, it’s been a successful season.”
As an old point guard, Travis Ford might covet quality at the point above all positions.
National Signing Day notebook: OSU signs Jawun Evans, Igor Ibaka
By John Helsley, Ryan Aber, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Nov 12, 2014As an old point guard, Travis Ford might covet quality at the point above all positions. So Wednesday was a good day for Ford and the Cowboys, who officially scored one of the nation's premier point guard prospects with the signing of Dallas standout Jawun Evans. A five-star rated recruit by Scout.com, Evans had been committed to Oklahoma State since early October. He made it official Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA's early signing period. OSU also announced the signing of power forward Igor Ibaka, the younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder standout Serge Ibaka, who is sitting out this year at junior college in hopes of having three seasons of eligibility at OSU. In Evans, the Cowboys get a playmaking point man known for his speed on the floor and for getting his teammates involved. As a junior a year ago, Evans led Kimball High School to the Texas Class 4A state title, averaging 22.4 points, 8.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds a game. “We throw the term pure point guard around a lot,” said ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, “but he's got all the attributes to be a classic college point guard.” Evans chose the Cowboys after whittling a long list of suitors to OSU, Illinois, Southern Cal and Texas. 7-FOOTER HIGHLIGHTS OU’S SIGNING CLASS Akolda Manyang, a 7-foot center from Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, was one of three players that signed with Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team Wednesday. Manyang is the cousin of former Sooners center Longar Longar. Oklahoma also signed 6-foot-6 shooting guards Christian James of Houston Bellaire and Rashard Odomes of Copperas Cove, Texas. “Really good bunch of guys,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. “A lot of upside, a lot of potential, lot of energy, enthusiasm. Good, long, rangy guys.” Manyang averaged 8.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks last season. Through two games this season, he’s averaging 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. James averaged 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds as a junior. He broke his tibia in August. Kruger said James is expected to return to the court later this season. Odomes averaged 26.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game. The Sooners have two seniors on the roster, D.J. Bennett and TaShawn Thomas. Thomas, though, could be back next year depending on how the NCAA rules on his appeal for immediate eligibility after transferring from Houston. Oklahoma is one under the scholarship limit right now. OSU GETS TWO LOCAL CATCHERS Carl Albert senior Corey Zangari, arguably the state’s top baseball player, signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday with Oklahoma State, becoming the Cowboys’ second catcher of the recruiting class. Joining Zangari is Edmond Memorial senior Colin Simpson, a standout catcher who is a career .404 hitter. Zangari might be the latest pro prospect to come from the Titans, who have won the past three Class 5A state championships. He could follow last year’s Player of the Year Gavin LaValley in the draft next summer, either as a pitcher or catcher. Zangari started on the mound in the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field in August, throwing two scoreless innings and also competing in the home run derby. He was the catcher on The Oklahoman’s Big All-City team last season after hitting .505 with 11 homers and 56 RBIs. He has been clocked in the mid-upper 90s while possessing a sharp breaking ball on the mound. OU BASEBALL CLASS FILLED WITH MOORE NATIVES Oklahoma recruited well in its own backyard, signing four players from two Moore schools and one Norman North player. Westmoore standouts Hunter Southerland and Kyle Tyler both signed a National Letter of Intent, giving them an all-Sooners battery next spring. They may not be the only future Sooners on the team with junior DeShawn Lookout being verbally committed to OU as well. Tyler was electric last season, posting a 9-1 record with a 0.96 ERA to lead the Jaguars to the Class 6A semifinals. But OU didn’t stop there in Moore, signing both Dylan Grove and Blake Brewster from Moore High. Grove is a right-handed pitcher and Brewster is an outfielder. The Sooners also locked up Norman North’s Thomas Hughes, a pitcher and infielder. SOONERS ADD CHESTNUT, CLIFTON Both Jayden Chestnut of Mustang and Caleigh Clifton of Wayne have been committed to OU since their sophomore season. Now the softball standouts are officially signed with the Sooners, having signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Chestnut, who led Mustang to the Class 6A state championship last month, is one of two pitchers signed by OU. She is joined by Brittany Finney of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Kan. “I’m very proud of Jayden and her continued growth as a pitcher,” OU coach Patty Gasso said in a release. “I'm especially proud of the way she finished her high school career as a state champion. Jayden will bring an added force to our mound and will turn some heads as a freshman.” Clifton led Wayne to the state championship in 2012 and helped her team to the semifinals this season. A natural shortstop, she is joined by three other infielders in the signing class. “Caleigh is a phenomenal athlete and a very good leader on the field," Gasso said. “She has a great sense for the game and is very instinctive. She has all the tools necessary to make a name for herself while at OU.” DAVIS SIGNS WITH TEXAS A&M Former Midwest City standout Joel Davis’ comeback story continued Wednesday when he signed to play baseball at Texas A&M. Davis was a standout for the Bombers on the football and baseball fields before graduating in 2013, but he missed his senior football season due to tearing his ulnar collateral ligament and undergoing Tommy John surgery two days before practice began. He was back on the baseball field that spring, serving as the designated hitter in the beginning of the season before returning to shortstop. He has since been at Seminole State. As a senior for the Bombers, Davis hit .451 with five home runs and 36 RBIs, earning a spot on The Oklahoman’s Big All-City first team. BRAD DALKE LEADS SOONERS’ STRONG GOLF CLASS OU golf coach Ryan Hybl pulled in three of the state’s top golfers on Wednesday, headed by long-time Sooner commit Brad Dalke. Verbally committed to OU since he was 12, Dalke has been a top junior player on the national scene for the last five years, and was recently named a Rolex Junior All-American for the third straight year. Dalke, the son of Hobart football coach and former OU linebacker Bill Dalke, would be classified as a junior this year, but on pace to graduate early and join the Sooners for the 2015-16 season. In addition, the Sooners signed Weatherford’s Quade Cummins, a former Class 4A state champion, and Norman North’s Thomas Johnson, who has twice finished in the top three at state in Class 6A.
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller,...
Nebraska AP high school football rankings
The Associated Press, Associated Press | Oct 21, 2014Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph. Class D2: Nick Blasnitz, Hastings Tribune. CLASS a 1. Omaha North (8-0), 1, def. Omaha Westside 42-14, Bellevue East. 2. Millard North (8-0), 2, def. Papillion-La Vista South 24-21, Papillion-La Vista. 3. Omaha Creighton Prep (7-1), 5, def. Bellevue West 47-43, Papillion-La Vista South. 4. Bellevue West (5-3), 3, lost to Creighton Preparatory School 47-43, at Omaha Central. 5. Papillion-La Vista South (6-2), 4, lost to Millard North 24-21, at Creighton Preparatory School. 6. Omaha Central (6-2), 6, def. South Sioux City 54-14, Bellevue West. 7. Grand Island (7-1), 7, def. Lincoln Northeast 54-0, at North Platte. 8. Lincoln East (6-2), 8, def. Lincoln Southwest 35-21, at Omaha Bryan. 9. Norfolk (7-1), 9, def. North Platte 41-7, at Kearney. 10. Millard West (5-3), 10, def. Kearney 31-14, at Lincoln Southeast. Others receiving votes: None. CLASS B 1. Gretna (8-0), 2, def. Elkhorn 17-14, at Elkhorn South. 2. Elkhorn (7-1), 1, lost to Gretna 17-14, at Omaha Skutt Catholic. 3. Omaha Skutt Catholic (6-2), 5, def. Elkhorn South 37-20, Elkhorn. 4. McCook (7-1), 4, def. Hastings 43-14, at Adams Central. 5. Elkhorn South (6-2), 3, lost to Omaha Skutt Catholic 37-20, Gretna. 6. Scottsbluff (7-1), 6, def. Gering 55-0, at Alliance. 7. Blair (5-3), 8, def. Bennington 48-7, at Mount Michael Benedictine. 8. York (6-2), NR, def. Seward 13-12, Aurora. 9. Sidney (6-2), 10, def. Alliance 58-36, at Gering. 10. Crete (6-2), 9, def. Lincoln Pius X 27-13, Norris. Others receiving votes: Seward. CLASS C1 1. Boone Central/Newman Grove (8-0), 1, def. Wayne 41-0, Norfolk Catholic. 2. Norfolk Catholic (8-0), 2, def. Pierce 56-20, at Boone Central/Newman Grove. 3. Ashland-Greenwood (8-0), 3, def. Boys Town 35-14, Douglas County West. 4. Columbus Scotus (7-1), 4, def. North Bend Central 56-6, at Columbus Lakeview. 5. Wilber-Clatonia (8-0), 5, def. Lincoln Christian 30-0, Milford-Dorchester. 6. Cozad (7-1), 6, def. Valentine 25-7, O'Neill. 7. Chadron (7-1), 7, def. Gordon-Rushville 55-14, bye. 8. Kearney Catholic (7-1), 8, def. Minden 44-14, Holdrege. 9. Falls City (7-1), NR, def. Syracuse 25-16, Conestoga. 10. Grand Island Central Catholic (6-2), NR, def. Holdrege 42-7, St. Paul. Others receiving votes: None. CLASS C2 1. Battle Creek (8-0), 1, def. Ainsworth, 62-8, at Lutheran High Northeast. 2. North Platte St. Patrick's (8-0), 3, def. Cambridge 45-6, at Bayard. 3. Sutton (8-0), 6, def. Hastings St. Cecilia 30-23, at Superior. 4. Aquinas Catholic (7-1), 4, def. Logan View 49-14, Archbishop Bergan. 5. Hastings St. Cecilia (7-1), 2, lost to Sutton 30-23, at Sandy Creek. 6. Oakland-Craig (7-1), 9, def. Homer 50-14, at Wisner-Pilger. 7. Archbishop Bergan (7-1), 5, def. Yutan 21-12, at Aquinas Catholic. 8. Hartington Cedar Catholic (6-2), 7, def. Crofton 19-14, Ainsworth. 9. Lutheran High Northeast (6-2), 10, def. West Holt 29-19, Battle Creek. 10. Freeman (7-1), NR, def. Southern 20-7, Elmwood-Murdock. Others receiving votes: Fillmore Central. CLASS D1 1. Hemingford (7-0), 1, def. Creek Valley 93-8, Sutherland. 2. Creighton (7-0), 2, def. Wakefield 70-14, Hartington-Newcastle. 3. Guardian Angels Central Catholic (7-0), 3, def. Winnebago 74-18, Omaha Nation. 4. Heartland (7-0), 4, def. Harvard 82-16, at Nebraska Lutheran. 5. Amherst (7-0), 5, def. Ansley-Litchfield 28-0, Burwell. 6. Friend (7-0), 6, def. Diller-Odell 40-22, at Omaha Christian Academy. 7. Fullerton (7-0), 7, def. Howells-Dodge 52-46, High Plains Community. 8. BDS (6-1), 8, def. McCool Junction 39-12, Pawnee City. 9. Elm Creek (6-1), 9, def. Axtell 47-14, at Franklin. 10. Blue Hill (4-3), T10, def. Arapahoe 41-12, Axtell. Others receiving votes: Burwell, High Plains. CLASS D2 1. Exeter-Milligan (7-0), 1, def. Meridian 62-13, at Red Cloud. 2. Stuart (7-0), 2, def. Randolph 50-26, at St. Mary's. 3. Humphrey St. Francis (7-0), 3, def. Elkhorn Valley 64-13, Heartland Lutheran. 4. Anselmo-Merna (7-0), 4, def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 70-21, Brady. 5. Falls City Sacred Heart (5-2), 5, def. Sterling 74-16, at Parkview Christian. 6. Kenesaw (6-1), 6, def. Bertrand 73-30, at Elwood. 7. Giltner (5-2), 7, def. Johnson-Brock 73-40, Lawrence-Nelson. 8. Elwood (6-1), 8, def. Alma 66-22, Kenesaw. 9. Garden County (7-0), 10, def. Leyton 68-13, at Crawford. 10. Randolph (5-2), 9, lost to Stuart 50-26, Osmond. Others receiving votes: Maxwell.
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
The Wolves scored 19 points in the second half after Skiatook led 14-3 at halftime.
High school football roundup: Shawnee nips Skiatook with late touchdown
Compiled by Ed Godfrey from staff reports | Oct 3, 2014Cole Humphrey caught an 11-touchdown pass from John Jacobs with 24 seconds left in the game as Shawnee rallied to defeat Skiatook 22-21. The Wolves scored 19 points in the second half after Skiatook led 14-3 at halftime. Shawnee opened the second half with an eight-play, 53-yard drive capped off by Shade Franklin’s 6-yard run. Skiatook answered with a scoring drive of its own but the Wolves narrowed the margin on Jacobs 3-yard run at the end of the third period. Midway through the fourth quarter, Skiatook thwarted a Shawnee drive at the Bulldog 31 when Jacobs was stopped short on fourth down. Skiatook took over with 2:46 remaining, but was forced to punt it away. Working with just 1:12 seconds left, Shawnee worked down the field for the game-winner. SOUTHMOORE BATTLES BUT LOSES AT OWASSO No. 2 Owasso had to come from behind, scoring the game winning touchdown with 5:54 remaining in the fourth quarter as the Rams edged Southmoore, 13-9, Friday night at Owasso Stadium. Southmoore went ahead 6-0 when Gervarrius Owens scooped up a fumble and raced 70 yards for a first-quarter touchdown, but Owasso answered in the second with an 18-play, 82-yard drive that lasted over six minutes. Southmoore regained the lead, going up 9-7 with 7:38 left in the third quarter, when Chris Nemecek connected on a 42-yard field goal. TULSA UNION HANDLES NORMAN NORTH Top-ranked Tulsa Union rolled to a 56-21 win over Norman North at Union-Tuttle Stadium. Redskins’ quarterback Mason Farquhar threw four TD passes, and running backs Tyler Adkins and Shamari Brooks had long touchdown runs and combined for 283 rushing yards. Norman North lost its third straight and fell to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in district play. DUKE HAS BIG NIGHT FOR BETHANY Bethany quarterback Kyle Duke accounted for six touchdowns, four on the ground and two through the air, as the Bronchos ran over Bridge Creek 61-14. Duke rushed for 239 yards on 10 carries and scored on runs of 32, 57, 44 and 49 yards. He was 11 of 17 passing for 156 yards. Bethany led 27-14 at half then outscored Bridge Creek 34-0 in the second half. MARTIN, INGRAHAM LEAD HARRAH TO VICTORY Grant Martin rushed for 176 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown run, as Harrah dumped Glenpool 32-7. Harrah quarterback Kostner Ingraham only attempted five passes in the game but completed three, including two for touchdowns. Ingraham had a 72-yard scoring strike to Ryan Gentry in the first quarter and a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Frederickson in the third. Ingraham also rushed for one score on a 5-yard run. LLANUSA TOTALS SIX TOUCHDOWNS IN ROUT OF PUTNAM WEST Choctaw quarterback Jonah Llanusa accounted for six touchdowns as the Yellowjackets ripped Putnam West 55-14. Choctaw scored all of its points in the first half. Llanusa tossed four touchdowns passes and ran for two other scores. He was 18 of 24 passing for 228 yards while rushing for 67 yards on 10 carries. Jacob Rapp had 90 yards in receptions, including catching a 42-yard scoring strike from Llanusa. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SHUTS OUT WAYNE Mikey McClung rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries to lead Community Christian to a 20-0 win over Wayne. McClung scored on a 17 yard touchdown run while J.J. Cortez passed for one score and ran for another. Community Christian’s Zane Campbell led the defensive effort with 16 tackles, including seven solo. BICKERSON, LOHR LEAD CARL ALBERT TO LOPSIDED WIN Braxton Bickerson and Dillon Lohr each scored twice as Carl Albert trampled Guymon 56-6. Bickerson scored on runs of 43 and 1 yards. Lohr had an 8-yard touchdown run and returned a punt 63 yards for another score. The Titans led 42-0 at halftime. DOUGLASS OUTLASTS MEEKER IN SHOOTOUT Domeko Doddles 97-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner as Douglass downed Meeker 50-43. Doddles also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Patrick McKaufman, who tossed three scoring strikes in the game. McKaufman also had touchdown passes of 36 and 45 yards to Anthony Jackson and Qua’seen Sims, respectively. Both teams totaled more than 400 yards of offense in the game. ALEXANDER RUNS GUTHRIE TO VICTORY Senior running back Idae Alexander rushed for 261 yards and scored three touchdowns as Guthrie ripped Piedmont 48-6. Alexander had scoring runs of 19, 1 and 1 yards while quarterback Zane Maltz added two more touchdowns on runs of 9 and 22 yards. Guthrie rushed for 371 yards as a team. QUALLS HAS FIVE TOUCHDOWNS FOR OCS Oklahoma Christian School quarterback Thomas Qualls tossed three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as the Saints ripped Wellston 49-18. The Saints led 35-0 after the first quarter. Qualls had touchdown passes of 47, 17 and 59 yards in the game. He had scoring runs of 18 and 25 yards. MCGINNIS PROPELS HERITAGE HALL TO WIN Heritage Hall raced to an early lead and romped to an easy 49-27 victory over Blackwell. The Chargers led 42-7 at half as Connor McGinnis rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 177 yards and three scores. He completed 8-of-11 passes. Cole McDaniel caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a score.
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
Sep 17, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck is learning to become the fix-it man.First, he critiqued himself for a botched play call at Denver. Then he accepted the blame for throwing a late interception Monday night against Philadelphia.Two games, two mistakes, two losses for the Colts. Nobody expects those sorts of results from the budding third-year quarterback, especially Luck."That pick I threw at the...
Colts' Luck looking to make amends after mistake
MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | Sep 17, 2014INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck is learning to become the fix-it man. First, he critiqued himself for a botched play call at Denver. Then he accepted the blame for throwing a late interception Monday night against Philadelphia. Two games, two mistakes, two losses for the Colts. Nobody expects those sorts of results from the budding third-year quarterback, especially Luck. "That pick I threw at the end of the game last week again, disappointed with myself, frustrated with myself for doing that," Luck said Wednesday. "Then the two picks in the Denver game. So those jump out, those jump out." During his first two pro seasons, Luck won 22 games, an AFC South title, engineered 11 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime and produced the second-greatest comeback in playoff history -- all before he turned 25 last week. The emerging star made the made the transition from college football to the NFL look seamless. Like any young quarterback, of course, there have been bumps along the way. He threw 18 interceptions as a rookie and seven interceptions in two playoff games last season. He's been sacked 76 times in 34 career starts and has taken more hits than just about quarterback in the league. But winning overshadowed most of the budding star's flaws. This year's awkward start has put things in a different perspective. For only the second time since 1999, the Colts are 0-2. For the first time in Luck's pro career, he has endured back-to-back losses. And instead of rallying the Colts to late wins, Luck has mostly blamed himself for the struggles that have led to the losses. At Denver, he called a hurry-up quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal and ran it even though he knew he didn't have the right guys on the field to make the play work. The result: Luck was stopped for a loss and wound up losing 31-24. Luck called it a "stupid" decision. Against the Eagles, with the Colts holding a seven-point lead and in field-goal range with about 5 minutes to go, all the Colts needed was to play it safe and set up Adam Vinatieri for what would likely have been a game-sealing field goal. Luck's third-down pass was picked off, prompting Luck to again use the word stupid in his postgame news conference. Teammates and coaches insist the losses are more the result of bad luck than a bad Luck. Backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said Wednesday he doesn't fault Luck for either play. He noted that at Denver, Luck was initially grabbed by the facemask, a penalty that wasn't called, and against Philly his intended receiver, T.Y. Hilton, had been knocked off the route. "I feel like he's played great the last two weeks," tight end Dwayne Allen said. "As far as the losses, I wouldn't put those on him at all. We all can play better. Look, if we were all playing on the same level he's playing at, we'd be 2-0 instead of 0-2." But this is unprecedented territory for Luck. He never started 0-2 in college, can't remember starting a season 0-2 in high school and has even told the Colts' local radio network that he had played terrible Monday night. And though his completion percentage is up this year, to 63.2 percent from 60.2 percent in 2013, his yards per attempt are down from 6.7 to 6.2. The Colts, who now head to Jacksonville (0-2) for a must-win game Sunday, don't see any discernible problems on film, even though that's where Luck has been looking for answers. Hasselbeck, a former Pro Bowler who led Seattle to its first Super Bowl appearance after the 2005 season, believes poring through tape is the best remedy for a quarterback. "I think it's kind of therapeutic," he said. "When you throw an interception, you feel kind of sick to your stomach till you watch the film. But you don't really start feeling better until after you watch the film." Allen calls Luck meticulous in film study. Hasselbeck insists Luck is "well ahead" of his age in terms of knowledge and points out that quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen will help ensure Luck doesn't overcorrect, become hesitant or start second-guessing himself. "You don't need to freak out and go start wholesale changes just because you've made some mistakes," Luck said. "But you also realize that you can't repeat those mistakes at the same time." Notes: Center Khaled Holmes (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and could reclaim his starting job Sunday. ... Cornerback Darius Butler (neck), linebacker Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), defensive tackles Ricky Jean Francois (ankle) and Arthur Jones (ankle) and offensive lineman Joe Reitz (ankle) all missed practice with injuries. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, safety LaRon Landry and receiver Reggie Wayne all sat out to get extra rest. Receiver T.Y. Hilton (groin) and cornerback Greg Toler (ribs) did limited work in practice. ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck studies the sport of football incessantly.When something works, he wants to know why. When something fails, he scours game tape to find a solution. And when Luck makes a mistake, well, he quickly takes the blame.Five days after rushing his offense to the line of scrimmage and calling an ill-advised quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal from the Denver 1-yard line,...
Luck tries to make amends for 'stupid' decision
MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | Sep 11, 2014INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck studies the sport of football incessantly. When something works, he wants to know why. When something fails, he scours game tape to find a solution. And when Luck makes a mistake, well, he quickly takes the blame. Five days after rushing his offense to the line of scrimmage and calling an ill-advised quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal from the Denver 1-yard line, Indy's third-year quarterback didn't change his assessment of what he described earlier this week as a poor play call. "It's still a stupid decision, and it will remain so for perpetuity," Luck said, drawing laughter from a crowd of reporters huddled around his locker Thursday. Luck contends he should have been smart enough to realize the Broncos loaded up against the run and that the Colts (0-1) didn't have the right personnel on the field to execute it. The result: Luck was stopped at the 2-yard line, leaving the Colts without points and prompting Luck to uncharacteristically slam his helmet on the ground. Indy wound up losing the game 31-24. Rather than repeatedly relive that moment, Luck believes he learned a critical lesson about assessing the situation and calling time out if needed. It's a mistake he's not likely to make again. For Luck, harsh self-critiques are merely part of a regular process. A year ago, after cutting his regular season interception total in half — from 18 to nine — he was picked off seven times in two playoff games. During the Colts' offseason workouts, Luck brought up the number before anyone could even ask about it and quickly acknowledged that he had to protect the ball better if Indianapolis was going to make a Super Bowl run. Even when asked about being hit too frequently or the struggles of the running game, Luck often blames himself for not getting the Colts into the right play. While teammates and coaches have embraced Luck's combination of blatant honesty and personal accountability, they also insist that one of the league's best young quarterbacks doesn't need to unnecessarily shoulder the burden. Luck turns 25 on Friday. "We all know that he's an accountable guy, but I think as the head football coach, I've got to do a better job of managing that situation for our entire football team," coach Chuck Pagano said. "It's not on just Andrew." In many ways, there's little to quibble with on the pro resume. Luck is 22-11 in the regular season, 1-2 in the playoffs, has produced 11 game-winning drives, the second-largest comeback in playoff history and has won a division title. He holds the NFL record for most yards passing in a player's first two NFL seasons (8,196), has rushed for more touchdowns (10) than any quarterback other than Cam Newton since 2012 and could soon reach the top five on some of the Colts' career passing charts. But Luck is a consummate student of football. The valedictorian of his high school class and an architectural major at Stanford still spends countless hours trying to refine his craft and look for an edge. And after last weekend's loss in Denver, Luck figures there are plenty of areas he can improve upon before Monday night's home opener against defending NFC East champion Philadelphia (1-0). "A lot of lessons to take. Got to execute, got to convert third downs," Luck said after his latest study session. "I can tell you there's probably a bit of a more motivating factor when you do something wrong and you watch it on film and just go clean it up." Especially when something goes as wrong as it did in Denver. It's a mistake Luck could have avoided by calling a timeout or waiting for subs to come in, and it's a mistake he promises not to make again. "I knew where the ball was, so it was stupid," Luck said. Notes: Defensive tackle Josh Chapman (ankle), linebacker Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), defensive lineman Arthur Jones (shoulder), offensive lineman Joe Reitz (ankle) and cornerback Greg Toler (ribs) did not practice Thursday. Receiver Reggie Wayne sat out to get some extra rest. Center Khaled Holmes (ankle) and running back Ahmad Bradshaw (rest) did limited work Thursday. ... The Colts signed running back Zurlon Tipton to the practice squad and released offensive tackle Reid Fragel from the practice squad. Tipton was waived earlier this week. The moves came after outside linebacker Cam Johnson went on injured reserve with a left elbow injury. ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 6, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — A utility warned Saturday it could take a few more days before electricity is restored to thousands of people who lost power in southeastern Michigan when a storm with 75 mph winds snapped lines and trees and forced high school football players to scramble for shelter.A horse struck by lightning was killed near Port Huron, and Warren police reported the death of a suburban...
Storm leaves thousands without power in Michigan
Associated Press | Sep 6, 2014DETROIT (AP) — A utility warned Saturday it could take a few more days before electricity is restored to thousands of people who lost power in southeastern Michigan when a storm with 75 mph winds snapped lines and trees and forced high school football players to scramble for shelter. A horse struck by lightning was killed near Port Huron, and Warren police reported the death of a suburban Detroit man who was electrocuted in his yard Friday night. DTE Energy said 312,000 customers still had no electricity by late Saturday afternoon — down from a peak of 375,000 — with more than half of them in Wayne County, followed by 65,000 in Oakland County and 28,000 each in Macomb and Washtenaw counties. Full restoration from the "incredible storm" will take "several days, at least into next week," although the majority of outages could be fixed by Monday night, DTE spokesman Scott Simons said. More than 2,000 power lines fell. Out-of-state crews from as far as New York and Tennessee were traveling to help. "We ask for our customers' patience," Simons said. Many high school football games that were stopped by lightning Friday resumed Saturday at fields across southern Michigan. A golf tournament planned Monday for the state's best senior players was postponed for a week after 30 trees were damaged at Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club in suburban Detroit. Judy Czerkis of Grosse Pointe Woods said a tree crashed through her front door. "It sounded like a truck had hit my house. ... My neighbors on the corner and myself, we took the brunt of it," Czerkis said of the storm. "There is no damage on the other side of the street. Almost like with a tornado when it hops." In western Michigan, Consumers Energy said just over 17,000 customers were in the dark late Saturday, down from a peak of 77,000. Kalamazoo County was hit the hardest with 18,235 customers still without electricity. "I know my trees," said Marti Nuyen, surveying her Kalamazoo yard. "Some of these limbs, I have no idea where they come from. That's a powerful storm."
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
Aug 24, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer— an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed,...
Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'
SHARON COHEN, Associated Press | Aug 24, 2014FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer— an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation. Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed, became an instant symbol of racial injustice as protesters flooded into the streets after his death. Civil rights leaders said the shooting in this predominantly black St. Louis suburb revived long simmering questions about police treatment of minorities across the country. During more than a week of demonstrations — marred by Molotov cocktails and billowing clouds of tear gas — Brown's name and face were frequently visible on T-shirts and picket signs. Some also chanted: "I AM MIKE BROWN!" Even as the details of what happened during the Aug. 9 confrontation remain unclear, a portrait has emerged of the 18-year-old Brown. Family and friends recall a young man built like a lineman — 6-foot-3, nearly 300 pounds — with a gentle, joking manner. An aspiring rapper who dubbed himself "Big Mike." A fan of computer games, Lil Wayne, Drake, the movie, "Grown Ups 2" and the TV show "Family Guy." A kid who was good at fixing things. A struggling student who buckled down to finish his courses, don his green graduation gown with red sash and cross the stage in August to pick up his diploma. "My fondest memory of Mike is seeing a big kid coming in with a smile on his face, his headphones on and a big can of iced tea ... and say, 'Hey, Coach K, What's going on? .... What do you need me to do this morning?'" recalls Charlie Kennedy, a Normandy High School health and physical education teacher. He says Brown was the kind of kid who'd hold court with "four or five kids around him, cutting up and having a good time." Kennedy became acquainted with Brown while running a credit recovery program the young man was enrolled in that allowed him to catch up so he could graduate with his class. Brown, he says, could be led astray by kids who were bad influences but by spring, he became focused on getting his degree. Kennedy also would bring in recording equipment Brown could use for rapping — he wanted to perform and learn a trade to help support himself. "His biggest goal was to be part of something," the teacher adds. "He didn't like not knowing where to fit in life. ... He was kind-hearted, a little kid in a big body. He was intimidating looking, but I don't think he ever was disrespectful to me." Brown loved music even as a young child. Ophelia Troupe, his art teacher for five years in elementary school, remembers a reserved, polite boy — he'd always respond "yes ma'am" or "no ma'am." He kept to himself but lit up when she'd play her son's beats — which make up the backbone of hip-hop and rap songs — in class as a reward if the students behaved. "Michael was the one to say, "Be quiet so Ms. Troupe can play the beats,'" she recalls. Troupe hadn't seen Brown for years until they crossed paths at his high school graduation. After the ceremony, they hugged and he told her he'd like to be a rapper and asked if her son would work with him. Slightly more than a week later, Brown was shot while walking down the street with a friend. Police have said a scuffle broke out with Officer Darren Wilson after he asked the two to move and that Wilson was pushed into his squad car and physically assaulted. Some witnesses have reported seeing Brown's arms in the air — an act of surrender. An autopsy concluded he'd been shot at least six times. Ferguson police identified Wilson at the same time they released a video of an alleged theft showing Brown snatch some cigars in a convenience store just minutes before he was killed. In the video, Brown is shown grabbing a clerk by the shirt and forcefully pushing him into a display rack. Brown's family angrily denounced that video as character assassination. They've portrayed Brown as "a gentle giant," who liked to post photos on his Facebook page of himself with young relatives, a kid who tried football his sophomore year but abandoned the idea before his first game, fearing he might hurt someone. "He was funny, silly," his father, Michael Brown Sr., said. "Any problems that were going on or any situation — there wasn't nothing he couldn't solve. He'd bring people together." Tim Sneed, a 23-year-old neighbor of Brown's grandmother, says the young man was so low-key he seemed almost invisible. "When he came to my house you wouldn't even notice he was there," he says. "That's how quiet he was." Brown had been staying at the apartment of his grandmother, Desuirea Harris, this summer. She said Brown was excited about his future. "My grandson never even got into a fight," she says. "He was just looking forward to getting on with his life. He was on his way." Brown was preparing to attend Vatterott College, where he planned to study to become a heating and air-conditioning technician. Kennedy, his teacher, says Brown had to break free from being around kids who "caused him to be in the wrong place at the wrong time a lot of times. .... He had been around too many thugs." After the two had many talks, Kennedy says, Brown became more serious and was the first one at school at 7 a.m. "Mike was getting ready to do something with his life," he adds. As friends and family prepare for Brown's funeral, a memorial stands on Canfield Drive at the site of the shooting. A sign reads: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot, Aug. 9, 2014, RIP Michael Brown." Brown's great uncle, pastor Charles Ewing, who will deliver the eulogy, remembers a conversation he had with his nephew. "He said, 'One day the whole world is going to know my name.' Isn't that something? Not knowing that this was going to happen, and that's what touched me — 'the whole world will know my name.' " ___ Sharon Cohen reported from Chicago, Jim Suhr from Ferguson. Alex Sanz and Ryan J. Foley in Ferguson also contributed to this report.
Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field.
High school football: Norman North-Edmond Santa Fe highlight scrimmage action
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Aug 20, 2014A year ago this week, all eyes were on one high school scrimmage. Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North were set to meet as part of a four-team scrimmage with two of the top quarterbacks in the nation. A year later, Santa Fe's Justice Hansen is fighting for the backup job at Oklahoma and Norman North's David Cornwell is trying to climb the depth chart at Alabama. But the same scrimmage still has fans buzzing. Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field beginning at 3:50 p.m. Thursday. At 6, Westmoore will face Union in a game-like scrimmage, with Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North following at 7. Norman North once again has a Division I quarterback in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar, while Keaton Torre is behind center for Edmond Santa Fe. Only a junior, he already has an offer from Louisville and is expected to be one of the state's top players in the 2016 class. Westmoore, which made its rise toward the top of Class 6A last season, has perhaps the state's best group of wide receivers, led by Louisville commit Dahu Green. Here's a list of notable scrimmages involving Oklahoma City-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Tuttle at Cache McGuinness at Lawton MacArthur Southeast, Bridge Creek at Little Axe Chandler, Western Heights at McLoud Edmond Santa Fe, Westmoore, Tulsa Union at Norman North Millwood, Purcell at Plainview Del City at Putnam City North Edmond North, Deer Creek at Putnam City West Friday Midwest City, Mustang at Muskogee Noble at Ardmore Harrah, Newcastle at Bethany Washington, Crooked Oak, Holdenville at Bethel Southmoore at Carl Albert Christian Heritage, U.S. Grant at Casady Shawnee, Tecumseh, Sand Springs at Choctaw Dibble at Community Christian Destiny Christian at Coyle Thomas at Crescent Rush Springs at Crossings Christian Moore at Edmond Memorial Clinton at El Reno Putnam City at Enid Cashion at Hennessey Holland Hall at Heritage Hall Luther, Summit Christian at Kiefer Douglass, Guthrie, Tulsa Kelley at Langston Jones, Cushing at Meeker Apache at Minco Marlow at Pauls Valley Perkins-Tryon at Perry Kingfisher at Piedmont Mount St. Mary at OCS Yukon, Tulsa Washington, Jenks at Sapulpa Lexington at Wayne
Aug 13, 2014
Brandon Pertile — a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle out of Mesa Community College (Ariz.) — announced on Twitter he plans to play for Cowboys offensive line coach Bob Connelly next season.
Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land junior college transfer offensive lineman
By Kyle Fredrickson | Aug 13, 2014Oklahoma State added its second offensive lineman to its 2015 recruiting class in the last week on Wednesday. Brandon Pertile — a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle out of Mesa Community College (Ariz.) — announced on Twitter he plans to play for Cowboys offensive line coach Bob Connelly next season. The announcement comes just two days after Joshua Jones — a 6-foot-6, 271-pound offensive tackle from Bush High School in Richmond, Texas — took to the same social media site to say he’s coming to Stillwater as well. Rivals.com ranks Pertile as a three-star prospect. He held 10 scholarship offers, including Cincinnati and Utah. Pertile is OSU’s 10th commitment in its 2015 class and the third offensive lineman. Verbal commitments are non-binding. Prospects cannot sign national letters of intent until Feb. 4. SAFETIES IMPRESS WITH LEADERSHIP, YOUNG PLAYER DEVELOPMENT OSU safeties coach Tim Duffie has one senior, Larry Stephens, and a slew of underclassmen on his roster. Duffie answered questions about the group after a two-hour practice Wednesday, and said Stephens is “really leading the group and showing them the way we want them to practice.” “I think I was a little unfair on (Stephens) in the spring because he was coming off an injury, and I thought he should have been further along than he was,” Duffie said. “Now he’s full-go and really taken an active role in leadership with the guys.” Duffie was also asked about the development of three young safeties: sophomores Jordan Sterns and Deric Robertson and redshirt freshman Tre Flowers. “Actually, they are ahead of where I thought they would be,” Duffie said. “I think Coach (Rob) Glass did a really good job this summer of getting them in tip-top shape mentally and physically. I think some people on the outside don’t realize how much affect he plays into the mental development of our players in enduring pain and pushing through fatigue. In the spring, it’s a little bit harder, but now in fall camp these guys are ready to go and ready to play at a high level.” GUNDY’S BIRTHDAY DANCE CAUGHT ON CAMERA Mike Gundy’s dance moves lit YouTube on fire in 2011. Get ready for round two. Tuesday was the Oklahoma State football coach’s 47th birthday. And a few minutes before the Cowboys wrapped up morning practice, the OSU Marching Band and Gundy’s wife, Kristen, surprised the team with a performance and a Happy Birthday banner. The entire ordeal was caught on video. And Gundy showcased some nifty dance moves. It was another classic shakedown from the coach who became famous for his celebratory jig following the Cowboys’ 30-29 victory at Texas A&M three years ago. The surprise performance was set up by Wayne Bovenshcen, assistant director of the marching band, and Kristen Gundy. Bovenschen has been with the OSU music department for 28 years. He said when Gundy was the Cowboys’ quarterback, the drumline would play along as the team walked from the locker room to the field during home game days. Bovenschen thought it would be fitting to celebrate Gundy’s birthday with the old-time tradition. He said he had wanted to do something like this for the past two years. So with a bit of sneakiness, he caught the coach off guard and captured cinematic-dance gold in the process. “I don’t know who contacted them and brought them over,” Gundy said. “But it was neat.” HOUSTON NUT-LED RADIO CREW TO BROADCAST FROM PRACTICE THURSDAY OSU will welcome a former quarterback, assistant coach and graduate back to campus Thursday: Houston Nutt. Nutt is part of a SiriusXM radio team that will broadcast live from fall camp as part of a nationwide preseason college football tour. It will air noon to 3 p.m. on College Sports Nation, channel 91. From 1979 to 1981, Nutt redshirted one year and suited up two seasons at quarterback for the Cowboy football team. Nutt graduated from OSU in 1981 and returned as an offensive assistant coach for six seasons. Nutt was also the former head coach at Murray State, Boise State, Arkansas and Ole Miss.
Aug 1, 2014
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly is heading into preseason workouts without knowing who will start at quarterback for Notre Dame, insisting it's not the foregone conclusion many believe."I'm not playing a game where we're trying to create artificial competition within the ranks," he said at a news conference Friday. "I think we have competition for that particular role to show itself....
Kelly: Quarterback competition isn't artificial
TOM COYNE, Associated Press | Aug 1, 2014SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly is heading into preseason workouts without knowing who will start at quarterback for Notre Dame, insisting it's not the foregone conclusion many believe. "I'm not playing a game where we're trying to create artificial competition within the ranks," he said at a news conference Friday. "I think we have competition for that particular role to show itself. I think it can show itself. When it does, we'll be ready to make that declaration. It just hasn't shown itself yet." Everett Golson, who helped the Irish get to the national championship game in 2012 before being suspended last season for academic impropriety, failed to regain the starting spot in the spring. In fact, Malik Zaire, who didn't play last season as a freshman, outplayed Golson in the spring game. Zaire completed 18 of 27 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns, while Golson completed 13 of 23 passes for 154 yards. Kelly said he's looking for a quarterback who is consistent, shows great leadership and has "the ability to take you to a championship." "If that guy shows himself, I'm ready to name him that quarterback on that day," Kelly said. Kelly was asked whether that would make Golson the obvious choice, since he led the Irish to the title game against Alabama two years ago. "I would argue that Everett rode the bus to the championship," he said. An outstanding defense, led by linebacker Manti Te'o, drove that Irish team to an undefeated regular season. The Irish are inexperienced on defense this season, though, and Kelly concedes they may need to score more. "We're going to have to be more productive offensively than we have been," he said. Notre Dame ranked 67th in the nation last season in total offense at 406 yards a game, going 9-4, and in four seasons under Kelly has ended in the top 50 in total offense only once, finishing 35th in 2011. This season marks the third time in the past four years Notre Dame heads into preseason workouts without knowing who is going to start at quarterback. The advantage this time, though, is Golson and Zaire play similar styles, so Kelly doesn't need two separate sets of plays. "That is a huge advantage in terms of building that consistency throughout the ranks for everybody, from the offensive line, for the receivers, to the quarterback," he said. Kelly said he's pleased with the progress both players have shown. Golson knows the playbook well, but needs a better understanding of what the offense is trying to accomplish, Kelly said. Zaire needs to avoid making freshman mistakes, Kelly said. "I think Malik has the ability to play winning football for us. I want him to play championship football for us. There's a level he has to get to," he said. The Irish start practicing Monday at Culver Academies, a private high school about 40 miles south of South Bend. Notes: Kelly said defensive lineman Tony Springmann is done playing football because of a back injury. The senior from Fort Wayne, who missed last season with a knee injury, was expected to add depth along a defensive line that lost several key players last season. Kelly also said tight end Mike Heuerman had hernia surgery recently and will be out about a month.
Jul 1, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult-league soccer match in suburban Detroit died Tuesday, authorities and a longtime friend of the referee said.John Bieniewicz, who was attacked Sunday at a park in Livonia, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital, said hospital spokesman Alton Gunn, Livonia police and the man's longtime friend, Jim Acho.Police...
Referee dies after being punched at soccer match
MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | Jul 1, 2014DETROIT (AP) — A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult-league soccer match in suburban Detroit died Tuesday, authorities and a longtime friend of the referee said. John Bieniewicz, who was attacked Sunday at a park in Livonia, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital, said hospital spokesman Alton Gunn, Livonia police and the man's longtime friend, Jim Acho. Police Lt. Tom Goralski said a 36-year-old man punched Bieniewicz in the head after the referee indicated he planned to eject the man from the game. Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad of Dearborn was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The Wayne County prosecutor's office said the charges would be reviewed and possibly amended when it had the necessary documentation. Bieniewicz, 44, was a dialysis technician at Mott Children's Hospital who lived in the Detroit suburb of Westland with his wife and two sons, said Acho, who was a classmate of Bieniewicz's at Catholic Central High School. "I speak for all his friends when I say we are devastated. Crushed. Just a senseless way for a great guy to go out," Acho said. "He deserved better." Bieniewicz, Acho said, was the only student-athlete in the class of 1988 to letter in both football and basketball at the ultra-competitive Detroit-area parochial school. Acho, who ran a basketball camp with Bieniewicz for four years after high school, said his 6-foot-5 friend would "wow the kids with dunks." But much to the surprise of his friends, Bieniewicz gravitated to soccer. He had been a well-respected referee for two decades. Another friend, Anthony Arrington, said he would often seek Bieniewicz's advice when coaching his sons' youth soccer teams. "We have a special bond," said Arrington, who added that Bieniewicz's passion for soccer spurred members of their group of friends to watch the World Cup in Brazil. "Just heartbroken. Just a good person, good family man," Arrington said. Bieniewicz was doing what he loved on Sunday when he was attacked, Acho said. Saad was not at Mies Park when police arrived, but surrendered Monday, Goralski said. At Saad's arraignment in Livonia District Court, bond was set at $500,000 and a probable-cause hearing was set for July 10. Saad's lawyer, Brian Berry, said his client was cooperating with police and was not guilty of the charge. "As the case progresses we expect to learn the cause of the referee's injuries," Berry said. Acho said a fund was being set up to help pay for his friend's funeral and burial expenses as well as his children's futures. Bieniewicz's organs were being donated, Acho said. Violence is not unheard of in soccer and other sports. The recorded telephone message at the National Association of Sports Officials in Racine, Wisconsin, says, "For NASO insurance or assault information, press 3." Barry Mano — the president and founder of NASO, which has 21,000 dues-paying members in sports ranging from football and soccer to rodeo and water polo — said his group spends 20 percent of its time on assault and liability-related issues, up from around 3 percent 20 years ago. "When we're unhappy with sports officials, irrespective if the calls are right or wrong, the idea that we believe that we can go smack somebody because we're unhappy is disturbing," he said. In April 2013, a 17-year-old player punched referee Ricardo Portillo after being called for a foul during a soccer game in Taylorsville, Utah, near Salt Lake City. Portillo, a father of three, died after a week in a coma. The teen pleaded guilty to a homicide charge. In Brazil last year, a 20-year-old referee was killed, dismembered and decapitated by spectators after he stabbed a player to death during an amateur soccer match. And a volunteer linesman was beaten to death following a 2012 youth amateur match outside Amsterdam. Six teenage players and the father of one of the boys were convicted of manslaughter. It's part of a worrying trend, Mano said. "We have trouble getting men and women and young people to come into refereeing. No duh. This is the reason why," he said.
TECUMSEH: ASHLEE BIRCHALL Athletics: Two-time state qualifier in tennis. Received team’s Black and Gold Award. Played four years of varsity tennis, three years of varsity volleyball. Named volleyball team’s utility player of the year. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. Ranked in the top 10 percent of her class. National Honor Society. Activities: Link Crew for freshman orientation. Family,...
2014 Scholar-Athletes: Part 6
BY JENNI CARLSON | Jun 29, 2014TECUMSEH: ASHLEE BIRCHALL Athletics: Two-time state qualifier in tennis. Received team’s Black and Gold Award. Played four years of varsity tennis, three years of varsity volleyball. Named volleyball team’s utility player of the year. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. Ranked in the top 10 percent of her class. National Honor Society. Activities: Link Crew for freshman orientation. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Quote: “Ashlee is a fine example to other students and always puts forth her best effort. She is a joy to be around.” — Jennifer McKnight, tennis coach College choice: Oklahoma Baptist Also nominated: None TUTTLE: PEYTON GARRETT Athletics: All-region and coaches’ all-state reserve in softball as a senior. Member of third-place 3,200-meter relay team at state track as a junior. Played four years varsity in softball, basketball and track. Will play softball at Northwestern Oklahoma State Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Ranked at the top of her class. Superintendent’s Honor Roll for four years. National Honor Society. Oklahoma Honor Society. Activities: Church youth group. Quote: “Peyton has high expectations, lofty goals and honorable standards by which she lives, works and plays.” — Connie Traxler, conselor College choice: Northwestern Oklahoma State Also nominated: None U.S. GRANT: TONY LUGO Athletics: Second place at the conference wrestling meet as a senior. Team captain in soccer as a senior. Four-year varsity starter in soccer and cross country, two-year in wrestling. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Activities: Senior class president. Junior class treasurer. Technology Students Association reporter. Junior Rotarian. Youth Council of OKC. U.S. Grant Leadership Class. Quote: “I have always been proud of Tony because he uses his talents and influence to better the community and our school.” — Stephen Cookson, soccer coach College choice: Oklahoma Also nominated: None WASHINGTON: JOSH HARDAGE Athletics: Honorable mention Class 3A All-State and honorable mention Little All-City in basketball as a senior. Member of two state tournament teams. State qualifier in cross country and track. Academics: Scored 30 in the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. National Honor Society. Activities: Senior class vice president. Student council. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Fish Club. Science Club. Quote: “He is a great role model for the younger generation of Washington Warriors. He is the type of young man parents want their children to aspire to be.” — David Crabbe, principal College choice: Undecided Also nominated: None WAYNE: LOUDEN JOHNSON Athletics: Member of a state championship team in football as a sophomore. Two-time honorable mention All-State running back. Second-team Little All-City as a junior, honorable mention as a senior. Will play football at East Central. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Valedictorian. National Honor Society president. Activities: Future Farmers of America. Student council. Yearbook. Masonic Student of Today. Quote: “Louden has always been a young man that has set goals and worked steadfastly to achieve those goals.” — Brandon Sharp, athletic director College choice: East Central Also nominated: None WELLSTON: BRIANNA NEELY Athletics: Four-year varsity starter in slowpitch softball, three-year in softball. Received softball team’s pitcher award as a junior. Received slowpitch team’s outfielder award as a sophomore. Played four years of varsity basketball. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. Valedictorian. Scored 22 on the ACT. National Honor Society. Activities: Two-year qualifier for National Fine Arts. Quote: “Brianna’s maturity allows her to understand there is a time to work hard and be serious as well as a time to relax and have fun.” — Matt Hall, basketball coach College choice: Southwestern Oklahoma State Also nominated: None WESTMOORE: ELIZABETH DiSALVATORE Athletics: Honorable mention All-City cross country as a senior. Three-time state qualifier. Honorable mention All-City soccer as a junior. Will play soccer at Central Oklahoma. Academics: Scored 28 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.5. National Honor Society. Oklahoma Academic Scholar. Activities: Student council president. Senior council. Fellowship of Christian Athletes facilitator. OKC Youth Leadership. Quote: “She talked other kids into coming out ... and helped to instill the importance of doing the right thing, being dedicated and finishing what you start.” — Laura Clay, cross country coach College choice: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: Tripp Fuller
These athletes were honored by The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Chapter of The National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame and The Oklahoman
All Sports Scholar-Athlete honorees
Jun 7, 2014List of all winners presented by The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Chapter of The National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame and The Oklahoman. Bob Colon Scholarship Presented by The Oklahoman Winners: Landon Nault, Kingfisher; Hayley Redwine, Norman Runner-Up Winners: Cameron Batson, Millwood; Joshua Bedell, Yukon; Jessi Hildebrand, Newcastle; Bryan Lilley, Edmond North; Brianna McArthur, Moore; Violet Victoria, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Jim Thorpe Players of the Year Baseball: Gavin LaValley, Carl Albert Basketball (boy): Shawn Olden, Tulsa Union Basketball (girl): Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow Cross County (boy): Ben Barrett, Norman North Cross County (girl): Michaela Werner, Grove Football: Steven Parker, Jenks Golf (boy): Nick Heinen, Edmond North Golf (girl): Marla Souvannasing, Tulsa Union Soccer (boy): Mauro Cichero, Norman North Soccer (girl): Anna Beffer, Tulsa Union Swimming (boy): Riley Bunyard, Harrah Swimming (girl): Jessi Hildebrand, Newcastle Tennis (boy): Bryan Lilley, Edmond North Tennis (girl): Lauren Pickens, Owasso Track & Field (boy): Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek Track & Field (girl): Makayla Stephens, Atoka Volleyball: Josie Gandall, Tulsa Kelley Wrestling: Gary Wayne Harding, Collinsville NFF Jim Thorpe/Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame College Players of the Year Blake Bell, Oklahoma Alex Hemberger, Northwestern State Michael Hicks, Southern Nazarene Christian Hood, Central Oklahoma Deandre Jennings, Northeastern A&M Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State Gabe Moyer, Tulsa Kevin Tankerson, Panhandle State NFF High School Football Coaching Award Joe Biddle, Destiny Christian Jody Weber, Davis Merv Johnson Integrity in College Coaching Award Gary Howard, Central Oklahoma (retired) Jim Thorpe Appreciation Award Rep. Bobby Cleveland, for his dedication and support of working with the youth programs of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum.
May 10, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Grigson ignored the conventional wisdom by doing his own thing in this year's NFL draft.Instead of taking a true center, he chose two versatile offensive linemen. Instead of taking a big-name receiver, he selected a 20-year-old with potential. And instead of picking a safety, he reinforced the defense with another pass rusher and a big inside linebacker.Grigson and the...
Colts take different tack to get help in NFL draft
MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | May 10, 2014INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Grigson ignored the conventional wisdom by doing his own thing in this year's NFL draft. Instead of taking a true center, he chose two versatile offensive linemen. Instead of taking a big-name receiver, he selected a 20-year-old with potential. And instead of picking a safety, he reinforced the defense with another pass rusher and a big inside linebacker. Grigson and the Colts will soon find out if this weekend's choices will work out. "Everyone on the outside, I don't think, can understand how this all works, but you don't see the (draft) board and if you don't see the players that are there that you think are good enough to pick, you can't pick them," Grigson said. "If they're almost the same as the guys you have on your roster, it doesn't make you any better." Grigson has always preferred following his instincts to playing by the book -- with the exception of the first two picks he made as the Colts general manager, Andrew Luck and Coby Fleener. Since then, he's made 16 trades and scoured all corners of the planet to find hidden gems. Nobody can quibble with the results. Grigson took over a team that went 2-14 in 2011 and parted ways with longtime star Peyton Manning and led them right back to the playoffs with a 10-6 record in 2012. Last year, the Colts won their first AFC South title and their first playoff game in the post-Manning era. After taking two big-school guys on Friday, Grigson added three smaller-school players Saturday — Ball State defensive end-linebacker Jonathan Newsome, Western Kentucky inside linebacker Andrew Jackson and Georgia State offensive lineman Ulrick John. The Colts are hoping Newsome's pass-rushing skills will complement reigning NFL sacks champ Robert Mathis, and the 254-pound Jackson could become a run-stopping presence in the middle. Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano believe those two players will help upgrade the defense. "The tape doesn't lie," Pagano said. "He (Newsome) is a football junkie, it's his whole life. It's hard to find pass rushers and the way our league's going, you can't have enough of them." Both of those guys run into trouble off the field. Jackson was arrested in high school and was suspended for one game last season for violating undisclosed team rules. He finished his career with 326 tackles with 43 for losses in four seasons and played at the same Florida high school as Ray Lewis, whom coach Chuck Pagano coached in Baltimore. "That (Lewis) is his idol, and that's the guy he's tried to pattern his game," Pagano said. Newsome started his career at Ohio State but transferred to Ball State after missing most of the Buckeyes' 2011 spring practice because of academic problems. He sat out 2011 to comply with NCAA rules then was arrested in August 2012 on a marijuana possession charge. Following a two-game suspension, Newsome started the last 21 games, finished with 16½ sacks in two seasons and eventually caught the attention of the closest NFL team to the Muncie, Indiana, campus. Grigson said both owned up to their mistakes during the interview process. "If he lies, he's dead to us," Grigson said when asked specifically about Newsome, the first Ball State player drafted by the Colts. "He laid it all out there and if you do that, you've got a chance." The Colts also took a couple of chances along the offensive line. Second-round pick Jack Mewhort was a highly regarded prep center, played both guard spots and left tackle at Ohio State and right tackle and guard at the Senior Bowl. At 6-foot-6, 309 pounds, he could play anywhere next season. John, who was listed at 6-8 and 290 in college, was an all-league tackle in the Sun Belt Conference, though Grigson described him as a developmental player who could emerge as an NFL left tackle. And Grigson made it clear that second-year center Khaled Holmes, who played just 12 snaps last season, is expected to star this fall. "Khaled's our center, and you know, like we said, Jack has played center, Donald (Thomas) has snapped we're going to be fine," Grigson said. "We took Khaled in the fourth round because we believed he could play." Indy also took 6-1, 224-pound receiver Donte Moncrief in the third round as a potential successor to perennial Pro Bowler Reggie Wayne. Grigson is convinced the Colts made enough progress in the draft to remain a Super Bowl contender — regardless of anyone else's opinions. "Delano Howell has played some really good snaps for us (at safety), we feel good about Delano," Grigson said. "We hope some other guys rise to the occasion. We'll look at the June 1 cuts because we're always looking to get better."
A list of all the Oklahoma high school athletes who have signed to play college sports next year.
Oklahoma high school athletes signing list: Saturday, April 19
Apr 19, 2014BASEBALL Hunter Aguirre, Westmoore (Cowley County) Garrett Benge, Yukon (Cowley County) Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek (Wichita State) Jenner Brown, Bethany (SNU) Chase Byndas, Dale (Connors St.) Caleb Caldwell, Edmond North (Tabor) Brian Canfield, Bishop McGuinness (Newman) Jacob Chappell, Guthrie (Oklahoma State) Blake Clanton, Clinton (Western) Patton Collie, Deer Creek (Colorado School of Mines) Austin Cranford, Norman North (Connors St.) Corey Cupp, Tuttle (SW Christian) Garrett Degelos, Southmoore (Coffeyville) Jake Dyer, Westmoore (Ft. Scott CC) Caleb Eldridge, Deer Creek (OSU) Connor Finkhouse, PC North (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Brenden Fowler, Yukon (Crowder) Josh Garbrecht, Edmond North (Redlands) Aaron Garner, Edmond North (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Colton Huggard, Southmoore (Connors St.) Ty Jackson, Southmoore (Midland) Bradley Kinsey, Norman North (Wichita State) Austin Kretchmar, Okarche/Redlands CC (William Jewell) Gavin LaValley, Carl Albert (OU) Connor Litterell, Tuttle (Cowley County) Joe Lytle, Yukon (OCU) Mitch Malherbe, Bishop McGuinness (Barton CC) Conner Mangham, Pocola (Connors St.) Mason McAlister, Yukon (Cowley County) Justin McGregor, Carl Albert (Cowley County) Tyler McIntosh, Tuttle (SW Christian) Joe Nostrand, Norman North (Frank Phillips) Blake Owen, Blanchard (Arkansas Tech) Lane Ramsey, PC North (Newman) Paul Reed, Norman (Pomona College) Luke Reynolds, Edmond North (Butler County) Reed Roberts, Guthrie (Harding) Seth Sandlin, Stigler (Carl Albert) Dalton Secrist, Tuttle (SW Christian) Ryan Skalnik, Verdigris (Neosho) Will Sprayberry, Moore (NOC-Enid) Dalton Tillison, Dale (Seminole St.) Quin Walbergh, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Reid Wall, Byng (OSU) Cameron Warren, Carl Albert (OU) Hunter Wilson, Spiro (Stephen F. Austin) Logan Wigley, Yukon (NOC-Enid) BOYS BASKETBALL Brett Cannon, Del City (Arkansas-Fort Smith) Chauncey Collins, OKC Storm (TCU) Dexter Dean, Edmond Santa Fe (NOC) Stephen Edwards, Putnam City West (Santa Clara) Jacob Essman, Edmond Memorial (East Central) Tripp Fuller, Westmoore (OC) Omega Harris, Putnam City West (UTEP) Xavier Hunter, Del City (Fort Scott CC) Collin Jennings, Harrah (UMKC) Jace Kerr, Forgan (UCO) Michael Majors, Enid (Hillsdale) Torey Noel, Midwest City (NOC-Tonkawa) Jake Seagraves, Choctaw (Hillsdale) Mitchell Solomon, Bixby (OSU) GIRLS BASKETBALL Jasauen Beard, Midwest City (Oral Roberts) Aaliyah Blakely, Ada (OBU) Kaely Bond, Mount St. Mary (American) Sidney Carolina, PC North (Redlands) McKenzie Cooper, Shawnee (OBU) Katy Custer, Dickson (OBU) Sara Fountain, Stilwell (NSU) Daniela Galindo, Shattuck (Seward County) Jordan Gilbert, Carl Albert (Oral Roberts) Miranda Griffin, Ketchum (NSU) Blaire Hall, PC North (OC) Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe (Denver) Jayden Oliver, Putnam City (Oral Roberts) Chandler Roof, Weatherford (UMKC) Jetta Smith, Classen SAS (Colby CC) Erika Wakefield, Heritage Hall (Tulsa) LaNesia Williams, Northeast (OU) Mariah Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (Redlands) CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK Rylee Bellmon, Perry (UCO) Deven Bond, Poteau (UCO) Maddie Brown, Jenks (UCO) Karlie Hamman, Edmond Santa Fe (William Jewell) Taylor Harrill, Cache (St. Gregory’s) Emily Hart, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Erin Hart, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Grey Howard, Edmond Memorial (Tulsa) Mikayla Howorka, Tuttle (SWOSU) Anthonio Humphrey, Douglass (Kansas) Ainsley Ibison, Broken Arrow (OC) Heather Johnson, Noble (St. Gregory’s) Dakota Kappelle, Anadarko (Tabor) Abbey Mace, Norman North (OU) Kambre Major, Millwood (Missouri Baptist) Katherine Muegge, Deer Creek-Lamont (OBU) Courtney Nelson, Putnam City North (Pittsburg St.) Hayley Redwine, Norman (OU) Kevin Roddy, Duncan (Virginia) Brenon Smith, Hinton (OBU) Stephen Snider, Edmond Santa Fe (William Jewell) Sheri Snyder, Deer Creek (UCO) Belle Wallace, Norman North (OU) Michaela Werner, Grove (OCU) Schuyler Wood, Putnam City (OU) FOOTBALL Jalen Adams, Southmoore (North Texas) Gyasi Akem, Broken Arrow (OSU) Ashton Antwine, Edmond Memorial (NEO) John Ashcraft, Southmoore (NEO) Fre’Darian Ashley, Northwest Classen (NEO) Keaton Baggs, Broken Arrow (La.-Monroe) Nick Basquine, Norman North (OU)* Trenton Ball, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Cameron Batson, Millwood (Texas Tech) Ty-Chris Beasley, Muskogee (NWOSU) Kevin Bell, Lawton (NSU) Tyler Bess, Hollis (Langston) Tre Betts, Sand Springs (Missouri St.) Tyrone Beverly, Lawton Eisenhower (Langston) Dustin Blasingame, Carl Albert (Southwestern, Kan.) Trevor Blassingame, Guthrie (UCO) Dominic Blue, Muldrow (SWOSU) Samuel Bond, Madill, (UCO) Luke Booker, Edmond Memorial (OBU) Cameron Booty, Jenks (NEO) Tyler Bowling, Yukon (Tulsa) Rashaad Boyd, Putnam City West (Langston) Jordan Brailford, Tulsa Washington (OSU) D’Angelo Brewer, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Anthony Bryant, Southeast (SNU) Trey Buckner, Kingfisher (OBU) Madison Bunch, Roland (SNU) Thor Burnside, Oologah (NEO) Darrius Burris, Piedmont (NEO) Tristan Butcher, Coweta (UCO) Beau Butler, Midwest City (Wesleyan University) Kai Callins, Guthrie (Emporia St.) Mason Camp, Enid (Baker) Patrick Cantrell, Beggs (NWOSU) Cody Carnes, Alex (NWOSU) Nigel Carter, Tulsa McLain (Tulsa) Zac Cater, Durant (NEO)* D.C. Chance, Commerce (NEO) Adim Chukwurah, Norman North (UCO) Montana Clark, Tuttle (NEO) Sam Clemens, Enid (Baker) Emmanuel Cole, Millwood (OBU) Drew Cook, Casady (Emporia St.) David Cornwell, Norman North (Alabama) Austin Cross, Grove (OBU) John Custar, Sharon-Mutual (OBU) Jalan Daniels, Blanchard (NEO) R.J. Dantzler, Southmoore (Panhandle St.) Cole Darnell, Edmond Memorial/OSU (OBU) Ronnie Davis, Midwest City/NEO (Kansas) Matt Day, Westmoore (ECU) Jakcob Dean, Norman (Arkansas Tech) Mike’Quan Deane, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Robbie Decker, Elk City (Henderson St.) Rayce Denton, Heritage Hall (Arizona Christian) Quincy Dotson, Millwood (NSU) Andre Dowuona-Hammond, Yukon (OSU)* Garrett Duckworth, OCS (OBU) Malik Earl, Edmond Santa Fe (Missouri St.) Frankie Edwards, Mustang (OBU) Lawrence Evitt, Wagoner (UCO) Josh Farley, Norman (NSU) Michael Farmer, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) T.J. Filer, Chickasha (NEO) Jared Fink, Dewey (OBU) Hadyn Ford, Wagoner (UCO) Cooper Free, Sharon-Mutual (SWOSU) Trayvon Gamble, Edmond Memorial (Langston) Max Gillett, Norman (William and Mary)* Matt Giroux, Yukon (Tabor) Diesen Gorham, Perkins (Emporia St.) Karson Green, Madill (NEO) Jesse Gregory, Tuttle (NEO) Anthony Grimes, Norman (Hastings) Aaron Guess, Prague (NWOSU) Blake Gunn, Casady (Pomona College) Noah Hammons, Westmoore (UCO) Cameron Hanan, Plainview (ECU) Justice Hansen, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Dylan Harding, Jenks (OSU) Kieron Hardrick, Westmoore (SEOSU) Cade Harkins, McAlester (SNU) Bryan Hartfield, Midwest City (NEO) Tre Harvey, Catoosa (ECU) Hunter Hasen, Barnsdall (Langston) Dakota Haynes, Southmoore (Doane) Riley Hess, Alva (NWOSU) Tristan Hill, Mustang (Georgia Southern) Daavon Hilley, Tulsa East Central (Langston) Stephen Hocker, Enid (Emporia St.) Matt Hockett, Norman (OSU)* Craig Hofeld, Destiny Christian (OBU) Eli Hooks, Deer Creek (UCO) Ty Hooper, Alva (NWOSU) Jordan Huff, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Armando Ibarra, Tulsa Washington (Langston) Dallas Jackson, Meeker (NWOSU) Mack Jensen, Casady (OBU) Tazden Jevons, Dibble (NSU) Laquan Johnson, Del City (Langston) Louden Johnson, Wayne (ECU) Trey Johnson, Hugo (NEO) Corben Jones, Yukon/Emporia St. (SWOSU) Brandon Jones, Midwest City (NSU) Jake Jones, Verdigris (Ottawa) Johnny Jones, Douglass (UCO) Miles Jones, Edmond North (Briarcliff) Quinzell Jones, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO)* Wyatt Jones, Sulphur (ECU) Robert Jordan, Yukon (Tabor) Taber Jordan, Plainview (OBU) Drew Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Evangel) Blake Kalman, Bethany (UCO) Micah Kee, Woodward (NWOSU) Ryland Ketchum, Alex (NWOSU) Coleman Key, Broken Arrow (Colorado State) Cory Keyes, Southmoore (Missouri Southern) Connor Kinsey, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Chris Klick, Cherokee (SWOSU) JaVone Knox, Putnam City (SNU) Larry Lambeth, Millwood (Panhandle St.) Camron Large, Ada (ECU) Evan Lashar, OCS (OBU) Grant Lee, Clinton (NWOSU) Andrew Lesnick, Ponca City (NWOSU) Wiley Lester, Putnam City (NEO) Alex Lewis, Broken Arrow (OBU) Billy Lewis, Durant (NEO)* Jacob Lewis, Bishop McGuinness (Princeton) Colton Lindsey, Christian Heritage (UCO) Austin Link, Tuttle (NEO) Boyea Lockett, Tulsa Union/Illinois (OBU) Bishop Louie, Tulsa McLain (Tulsa) Jaylen Lowe, Owasso (NEO) Noble Lybrand, Bethany (ECU) Kameron Lyons, Millwood (Panhandle St.) Austin Mack, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Austin Madison, Oologah (SNU) Anthony Mason, Del City (NEO)* Zac Maynard, Davis/NEO (SWOSU) Bailey McKay, Claremore (SWOSU) Corneilus McKiver, Centennial (NEO) Gary McKnight Jr., Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Devin McLelland, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Ace McMahan, Ringling (SWOSU) Alfonzo McMillian, Millwood (Sam Houston St.) Jacob McMullen, Choctaw (NEO) John McQueen, Claremore (NEO) Jeffrey Mead, Tulsa Union (OU) Seth Mead, Woodward (NWOSU) Carson Meier, Tulsa Union (OU) Gage Meisinger, Claremore (OBU) Bradyn Meyer, Yukon (Baker) Chandler Miller, Bixby (Tulsa) Nick Mills, Tuttle (NEO) Jordan Mitchell, Owasso (Tulsa) Trevor Mitchem, Spiro (NEO) Michael Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (Houston) Tyler Moniz, Sequoyah-Claremore Mildren Montgomery, Douglass (Tulsa) Daniel Moore, Duncan (Henderson St.) Khalil Moore, John Marshall (NEO) Trevor Moore, Edmond North (North Texas) Zack Moore, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Cole Moos, Broken Arrow (NEO)* Luis Morales, Guthrie (Langston) Gerrell Murry, Putnam City (SWOSU) Dawson Myers, Cushing/NEO (OBU) Quentin Nails, Tulsa McLain (NEO) Landon Nault, Kingfisher (Emporia St.) Joe Neece, Cashion (Emporia St.) John Cole Neph, Owasso (OSU)* Jose Ochoa, Alex (NWOSU) Cameron Oliver, Owasso (UT-San Antonio) Brendan O’Steen, Seminole (NEO) Jacob Overton, Minco (OBU) Zak Owen, Blanchard (NEO) Cade Parker, Norman (OU)* Steven Parker, Jenks (OU) Logan Parks, Yukon (NEO) Cade Pfleider, Avla (NWOSU) Dustin Pierce, Jones (Mid-America Nazerene) Caden Pratt, McAlester (SEOSU) Christian Preston, Savanna (SEOSU) Stephen Price, Empire (SNU) Payton Prince, Norman North (Tulsa) Ryan Rackley, Sulphur (ECU) Wyatt Rathjen, Miami (NEO) Kale Reed, Comanche (SNU) Shaliamere Rentie, Beggs (NEO) Keishawn Richardson, Putnam City/NEO (West Virginia) Cole Ridgway, Norman (NSU) Wesley Rivas, Tahlequah (William Penn) Tanner Robertson, Mustang (OBU) Korie Robinson, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sinue Rodriguez, Sallisaw (NEO) Sam Rolle, Edmond Memorial (Hastings) Tyquae Russell, Midwest City (NEO) Caden Sander, Deer Creek (OU)* A.J. Sanders, Elk City (Panhandle St.) John Sasser, Perkins (SEOSU) David Seagle, Cascia Hall (UCO) Dallas Sealey, Lawton (Abilene Christian) Myykhail Shaw, Lawton (NEO) Isaiah Shawver, Carl Albert (Hastings) Tyler Sipe, Norman North (UCO) Akii Smith, Stilwell/NEO (North Texas) Devion Smith, John Marshall (NEO) Dillon Smith, Meeker (SEOSU) Jalen Smith, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Janson Smith, Tulsa Union (NEO) Jarome Smith, McAlester (SEOSU) Jeremy Smith, Berryhill (Tulsa) Marguess Smith, Southeast (NEO) Myles Smith, Broken Arrow (SNU) Trey Smith, Guthrie (Langston) Nathan Sosa, Christian Heritage (OBU) Jacob Spady, Hinton (SNU) Pierce Spead, Southmoore (NEO) Evan Sprayberry, Moore (Tabor) Jordan Stafford, Hugo (UCO) Dalton Stout, Bethany (Southwestern, Kan.) Ross Stovall, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Braden Stringer, Blanchard (Arkansas Tech) Payton Striplin, Little Axe (Langston) Carter Swanson, Ardmore (Garden City CC) Trent Taber, Jenks (OSU)* Lindell Tate, Edmond North (OU)* Myles Tease, Tulsa Washington (UCO) Justin Tharp, Thomas (SWOSU) Devon Thomas, Broken Arrow (OSU) Ivan Thomas, Lawton (OSU)* Stevie Thompson, Carl Albert (Pitt St.) Devin Thornburg, Alex (NWOSU) Quintonio Tolon, Broken Arrow (NEO)* Clay Trotter, Mustang (SW Assemblies of God) Trey Tully, Plainview (OBU) Brett Tye, Jenks (Pitt St.) Houston Tyler, Southmoore (The Citadel) Nathan Voreis, Tuttle (SNU) Rowdy Votaw, Madill (NEO) Jaelon Walker, Southmoore (UCO) Malik Walker, Spiro (NEO) Cody Ward, Hartshorne (SWOSU) Khalil Warren, Del City (NEO) Michael Warren, Lawton (Iowa State) Ty Watkins, Westmoore (NEO) Caleb Webster, Claremore (NWOSU) Eric Weed, Putnam City (SNU) Jordan Weltzheimer, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Cameron Westbrook, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Papi White, Seminole (Ohio) Xavier Whitehead, Mustang (Langston) Kelby Wickline, Stillwater (UT-San Antonio) Terrell Willliams, Lawton (NEO) Jonathan Willis, Tulsa Washington (Oregon St.) Dolee Wolf, Beggs (NEO) Conner Wood, Owasso (NEO) Skyler Wood, Nowata (UCO) Chantz Woodberry, Carl Albert (SWOSU) Ryan Woolman, Locust Grove (NSU) Trey Wormington, Norman North (UCO) Colton Wright, Tahlequah (SWOSU) Ty Yeates, Jenks (William Penn) Dakota Young, Lawton Eisenhower (NWOSU) GOLF Emma Allen, Tulsa Union (OCU) Lexi Armon, Owasso (NSU) Jacob Bishop, Edmond Memorial (Wichita State) Daniel Echevarria, Cascia Hall (Wichita State) Trent Evans, Edmond Memorial (Kansas State) Talor Fisher, Bethel (St. Gregory’s) Emily Folsom, Deer Creek (SWOSU) Jessica Gremling, Moore (Southwestern, Kan.) Nick Heinen, Edmond North (OSU) Matthew Henry, Pauls Valley (ECU) Madison Herron, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Alexander Hughes, Tulsa Edison (UCO) Sam Humphreys, Edmond North (Tulsa) Drew Ison, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Ashley Moore, Edmond Santa Fe (SNU) Kaylee Neff, Mustang (Redlands) Casey Paul, Owasso (Tulsa) Griffin Pierce, Edmond North (OU) Zac Schaefer, Oklahoma Christian (OC) Chad Smith, Plainview/OU (OBU) Marla Souvannasing, Tulsa Union (UCO) Ty Tamura, Edmond Memorial (OC) Cody Troutman, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO Hannah Ward, Poteau (Arkansas-Little Rock) Emilee White, Comanche (SNU) Ariel Wixson, Jenks (Rogers State) Hayden Wood, Edmond North (OSU) LACROSSE Sam Heaton, Edmond North (Lindenwood) Jake Hobbs, Edmond North (Lindenwood) Jessica Prewitt, Broken Arrow (OBU) ROWING Charlotte McMeekin, Classen SAS (Princeton) Hannah Naylor, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Rachel Parks, Classen SAS (Tulsa) Cody Shafer, Tulsa Union (OCU) Madison Wilfong, Washington (UCO) BOYS SOCCER Truman Berghall, Jenks (OBU) Tyler Buchanan, Midwest City (Mid-America Chr.) Durham Chilcoat, Jenks (OBU) Mauro Cichero, Norman North (SMU) Clay Collier, Edmond North (OC) Josue De Paz, Putnam City West (OBU) Tyler Hatfield, Norman North (Harding) Julius James, Moore (NSU) Zac Medawattage, Edmond North (Eastern Illinois) Michael Mitrik, Jenks (Tulsa) Alex Mullet, Edmond North (Midwestern St., Iowa) Nathan Osborne, Jenks (OBU) Daniel Paugh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Tyler Ridener, Jenks (Central Arkansas) Keaton Van Eck, Norman North (Dallas) GIRLS SOCCER Reagan Ballard, Edmond Memorial (UCO) Anna Beffer, Tulsa Union (OSU) Abbey Bright, Edmond North (OSU)* Kayla Buster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Olivia Butler, Putnam City West (SWOSU) Karla Cabello, Puntam City North (Mid-America Christian) Lexi Carroll, Norman North (UCO) Jordan Cleveland, Moore (USAO) Brenna Cooper, Westmoore (Tabor) Anna Crawford, Mustang (OU)* Amanda Dial, Edmond Memorial (ORU) Shianne Donato, Westmoore (Eastern) Lana Duke, Edmond Memorial (OSU)* Courtney Essary, Carl Albert (UCO) Hannah Frogge, McGuinness (UC-Santa Barbara) Melissa Giles, Broken Arrow (NSU) Caitlyn Hanslovan, Verdigris (ORU) Hannah Hover, Edmond Santa Fe (Ouachita Baptist) Morgan Kent, Sapulpa (NSU) Bri Kuestersteffen, Norman North (Alabama-Birmingham) Madi Logsdon, Tulsa Union (NSU) Mikayla Lowery, Deer Creek (OBU) Mackenzie Marquardt, Norman North (OC) Lauren Martin, Newcastle (SWOSU) Julia Mathis, Broken Arrow (NSU) Kayle Moore, Southmoore (USAO) Shelley Mueller, Enid (SWOSU) Kali Newman, Norman North (OU) Lauren Parker, Stillwater (USAO) Hannah Robinson, Southmoore (SNU) Simone Ryan, Norman North (UCO) Sheridan Spelman, Norman North (Lindenwood) Katelin Teter, Claremore (NSU) Victoria VanHootegem, Norman North (Florida Atlantic) Sydni Wiles, Mustang (OC) Katelyn Williams, Moore (USAO) JuliAnne Williamson, Noble (ECU) Morgan Wilson, Piedmont (USAO) Summer Witt, Verdigris (ECU) SOFTBALL Courtney Anderson, Piedmont (Rose St.) Kelsey Arnold, Holland Hall (OU) K.C. Beardsley, Southmoore (Ft. Scott) Sheridan Bond, Edmond North (OC) Kelsey Bortvit, Carl Albert (USAO) Katelyn Brown, Southmoore (SNU) Kortney Brown, Duncan (Rose St.) Riley Brown, Bethany (Lipscomb) Kasey Jo Burgess, Sand Springs (OBU) Shelby Carel, Tuttle (UCO) Makenzie Carpenter, Jenks (Connors St.) Chloe Clifton, Wayne (Seminole St.) Cheyanne Coffman, Apache (Rose St.) Mallory Collins, Sand Springs (OSU) Chris Coplen, Stigler (Eastern) Bre Davis, Piedmont (UCO) Paige Finney, Lindsay (Mid-America Chr.) Peyton Garrett, Tuttle (NWOSU) Shannon Godfrey, Tulsa Kelley (St. Gregory’s) Ashli Hafford, Blanchard (East Central) Caitlin Hall, Moore (OBU) Sable Hankins, Moore (Lamar) Macey Hatfield, Lindsay/Seminole State (OU) Morgan Heard, Carl Albert (UCO) McKayla Hendrix, Jenks (Seminole St.) Morgan Hildebrandt, Lincoln Christian (Central Christian, Kan.) Heather Jones, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Kaitlyn Kromer, Putnam City North (SWOSU) Reneé Leonard, Rush Springs (Rose St.) Brayden Lindsey, Wynnewood (Western Texas) Destinie Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Jamie Lowrie, Piedmont (NOC-Enid) Shayla Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Jenna Lynn, Moore (OBU) McKenzie Martin, Perkins-Tryon (NOC-Tonkawa) Stephanie Martin, Kellyville (Rose St.) Lauren Mason, Cache (Rose St.) Brianna McArthur, Moore (Central Arkansas) Kierra McFadden, Bethany (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Abby Meador, Carl Albert (OCU) Lauren Miller, Blanchard (East Central) Shelby Miller, Bethel (Seminole St.) Kate Myers, Jenks (Tulsa) Alexa Nolen, Stigler (Connors St.) Madison Norkyke, Edmond North (OC) Randee O’Donnell, Tahlequah (OSU) Amy Reynolds, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Shelby Robinett, Tuttle (SW Christian) Michael Rowlen, Jones (Des Moines CC) Kecia Sharp, Mount St. Mary (Robert Morris) Allison Smith, Lindsay (Mid-America Chr.) Michaela Smith, Norman North (UT-Dallas) Mycah Smith, Plainview (Mid-America Chr.) Sethe Story, Heritage Hall (Austin College) Bethany Sullivan, Lexington (Cisco College) Kourtney Tanner, Edmond North (UCO) Aspen Vail, Little Axe (St. Gregory’s) Katie Ventress, Bethany (Rose St.) Krista Waggoner, Carl Albert (West Virginia Wesleyan) Taylor Watham, Blanchard/Cowley (NWOSU) Jessica Watkins, Glenpool (Rose St.) Emily Watson, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Mindy Winters, Tuttle (Rose St.) MacKenzie Wright, Carl Albert (Wichita State) Lauren Zalewski, Rush Springs (Rose St.) SWIMMING Reid Hibbs, Southmoore (Towson) Lara Gatton, Westmoore (OBU) Jessi Hildebrand, Newcastle (Evansville) Tim Hyland, Carl Albert (St. Gregory’s) Kasey Rein, Piedmont (Evansville) Jaedon Roe, Carl Albert (St. Gregory’s) TENNIS Travis Christianson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas-Fort Smith) Taylor Factor, Moore (Seminole) Emily Faulkner, Casady (Harding) David Hager, Edmond North (Davidson) Annie Hays, Edmond North (UM-St. Louis) Spencer Papa, Edmond North (Tulsa) Easton Parker, Bixby (NSU) Stormi Tipton, Westmoore (Cowley) VOLLEYBALL McKayla Benner, Norman North (SNU) Dani Chase, Yukon (SNU) Kate Decker, Edmond North (OBU) Madison McClure, Mustang (SW Assemblies of God) Kenzie McMullen, Edmond North (OCU) Micayla Payne, Southmoore (Hillsdale) Holly Randall, Edmond North (OCU) Kamille Smith, Midwest City (Bellevue) Taylor Turner, Deer Creek (ECU) WRESTLING Andrew Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Joel Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Lance Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Gary Wayne Harding, Collinsville (OSU) Clayton Lamb, Del City (OCU) Nathan Marek, Southmoore (OU) Chandler Rogers, Stillwater (OSU) Derek White, Edmond North (Nebraska) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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