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Aug 12, 2014
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.Ma'Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge, WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1lSi5IV) reported.Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were adjudicated delinquent...
Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case
Associated Press | Aug 12, 2014STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team. Ma'Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge, WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1lSi5IV) reported. Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were adjudicated delinquent in the August 2012 assault on a West Virginia girl. Richmond was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention and Mays, who was also found guilty of using his phone to take a naked picture of the underage girl, was sentenced to two years. Richmond, now 18, was classified as a Tier II sex offender last August, meaning he will have to register every six months for the next 20 years. Unlike adult sex offenders, Richmond's name won't be included on publicly accessible websites, and he can request to have the classification removed later based on his rehabilitation. The school's football coach, Reno Saccoccia, said Richmond returned to school in January and was suspended from extracurricular activities for the remainder of the year. He told the TV station "it was a horrible crime," but Richmond completed everything the judicial system asked of him. "We don't deal in death sentences for juvenile activity, and I just feel that he's earned a second chance," Saccoccia said. Ohio High School Athletic Association spokesman Tim Stried said it is up to the school to determine whether a student athlete participates in sports. The school's superintendent and athletic director did not return messages from The Associated Press. Richmond's lawyer Walter Madison declined to comment on Richmond's status with the football team, but said in a written statement that "Band, debate, and sports teams reinforce critical lessons meant to guide one throughout life." The case brought international attention to the small city of 18,000 and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the football team. A grand jury investigating whether laws were broken in the case brought additional charges against six adults, including Steubenville's then-superintendent Michael McVey. He and the district's former technology director have pleaded not guilty to charges including evidence tampering and obstructing justice. Charges against four other individuals have been resolved. ___ Information from: WTOV-TV, http://www.wtov9.com
The Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976.
Tributes: Del City football coaching legend Henry Manning dies at age 75
By Scott Munn | Jul 27, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Legendary Del City football coach Henry Manning died Monday morning. He was 75. Manning’s wife, Barbara, said the retired coach suffered from diabetes for several years and also had a pacemaker. “He had been in and out of the hospital,” Barbara Manning said. “It (diabetes) had just gotten progressively worse.” Manning was in coaching for 39 years, including 24 at Del City. He guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976. Del City only had four losing seasons under Manning, who retired after the 1998-99 school year. He coached Del City greats such as Smokey McCarthey, Steve Hammond, Ken Oleson, Kenny Davis, Oliver Brown, David Frolich, Mike Woods and Bennie Butler. There were many others who contributed to Del City’s success, too. “He always thought he had the dream job,” Barbara Manning said. Coach Manning was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994. Del City honored the coach in 2005 by opening the Henry Manning Center, which sits adjacent to Kalsu Stadium on the school campus. Barbara Manning said funeral services will be scheduled later in the week. *Dr. Benny Hill, 79, of Santa Fe, N.M., played basketball for Rocky High School in the 1950s. He earned a scholarship to play Division I ball under coach Abe Lemons at Oklahoma City University. Already married, he chose to stay close to home and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford. Hill focused on academics instead of basketball; he eventually worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico. *Price Pooler, 81, of Norman played football at Capitol Hill High School. *Alan Greenberg, 86, of Manhattan, N.Y., was an Oklahoma City native who earned a football scholarship to play at Oklahoma. The former Classen High star suffered a back injury, ending his college sports career. He transferred to Missouri with a focus on someday working on Wall Street. He succeeded. Greenberg was hired by Bear Stearns, where he went from clerk to chairman. A national champion bridge player whose opponents over the years included Warren Buffett and Malcolm Forbes. *Bud Breeding, 92, of Oklahoma City was instrumental in bringing the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show to Oklahoma City. A member of the AQHA and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse halls of fame. The World War II and Korean War veteran spent 68 years in the insurance business. *Bill Abbott, 70, Oklahoma City was an electrician at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years. During retirement, he spent time teaching gun and hunting safety courses. *Wilma Barrios McNeill, 91, of Oklahoma City held Oklahoma State football season tickets for more than 40 years. *Larry Hurst, 65, played football and ran track at Sand Springs High School. He went on to play halfback for Northeastern A&M Junior College, helping the Golden Norse to a national championship in 1967. Hurst spent three seasons as an assistant football coach at Del City High School, and he was head football coach at Blackwell High over the 1978-81 seasons, before going into administration. He was an assistant principal at Edmond Memorial High School and principal at Sheridan High School in northern Wyoming. Although he served as Sheridan’s principal, Hurst continued to coach, helping with the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen squads. *Korky Ketchum, 50, played baseball at Lawton High School. Played softball as an adult. *Dean Bartee, 92, of Adair was a champion skeet shooter. *Stan Deardeuff, 81, of Oklahoma City was in the insurance business for 55 years. The OU graduate was a founding member of the Allstate Wrestling Association, which conducted a state tournament for junior high wrestlers. Deardeuff also helped organize junior wrestling tournaments at the Northside YMCA. He was inducted into the Oklahoma chapter of National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012 for lifetime service. *Albert DeFrees, 91, of Bartlesville played baseball and basketball at Jarbalo High School in his native Kansas. *Loyd Schamburg, 81, played basketball at Vici High School, helping the Indians qualify for the state tournament in 1951. *Bruce Palmer, 53, of Oklahoma City played football at U.S. Grant High School. He earned a football scholarship to Central Oklahoma. *Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview was a landscape architect. He helped design sports fields for Edmond Parks and Recreation. *Bradon Playford, 16, played football, basketball and baseball for Sapulpa High School. He also wrestled one season for the Chieftains. *Claude Hamon, 73, of Oklahoma City was a standout football player at Harding High School. He played on the line for Oklahoma, lettering in 1960 and 1961. Hamon was a firefighter by trade and an avid golfer in his spare time, winning championships at Lake Hefner and Surrey Hills Country Club. *Louis Raymond, 90, of Norman was a medal-winning swimmer at the Senior Olympics. The World War II veteran and Kansas State graduate swam every day at the YMCA; he won gold medals at the Senior Games at age 82. *Rebecca Zellner Fluitt, 88, of Midwest City played high school basketball at Dickson and Ardmore. *Walter Bower, 77, of Oklahoma City was an attorney for 37 years. He was an automobile enthusiast who raced as an amateur in Sports Car Club of America events. Bower also spent time restoring antique cars.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jacksonville State may be the happiest that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo now is in the NFL. The Gamecocks, who lost the outright league title to Garoppolo and Eastern Illinois last year, are this preseason's favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference.The Gamecocks, with their third head coach in as many seasons, received 118 points and 10 first-place ballots in voting by...
Jacksonville State preseason favorite to win OVC
CAROL STUART, Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jacksonville State may be the happiest that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo now is in the NFL. The Gamecocks, who lost the outright league title to Garoppolo and Eastern Illinois last year, are this preseason's favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks, with their third head coach in as many seasons, received 118 points and 10 first-place ballots in voting by coaches and sports information directors Monday at OVC media day. Two-time defending champion Eastern Illinois (110 points) and Tennessee State (107) each picked up four first-place votes. Those three teams reached the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2013 — most ever for the OVC — and won four games. Jacksonville State and Eastern Illinois reached the quarterfinals. "I think it's at an all-time high as far as national perception of the OVC with what we did in the playoffs," new Gamecocks coach John Grass said. Eastern Kentucky (82) is predicted to finish fourth, ahead of Tennessee-Martin, Murray State, Tennessee Tech, Southeast Missouri and Austin Peay. Garoppolo was drafted in the second round by the New England Patriots, while Eastern Illinois receiver Erik Lora is a free agent with Minnesota from a team that went 12-2 and beat Jacksonville State 52-14. Garoppolo joined Tony Romo as Panthers quarterbacks to win the Walter Payton Award as the nation's top FCS player. "He's one of the best players I've ever played against," Grass said. "I think he's going to have a tremendous pro career. I kept telling everybody how good he was." Grass, a long-time high school coach, was promoted at Jacksonville State after one year as offensive coordinator at his alma mater. His innovative up-tempo yet smash-mouth offense has nine starters returning from a unit that set 49 school records. Jacksonville State placed eight players on the preseason All-OVC team, with five on offense led by preseason Offensive Player of the Year DeMarcus James. James rushed for a school-record 1,477 yards and OVC-record 29 touchdowns as the Gamecocks went 11-4. Returning quarterback Eli Jenkins, a dual threat, has fellow sophomore Josh Barge back as his main target. "Being able to play physical and fast at the same time is a really big change-up for your normal teams," offensive lineman Max Holcombe said. "Usually they either play fast and they're not physical, or they're physical like Alabama and play slow and methodical and ram it down your throats." Eastern Illinois also has a new coach in Kim Dameron. He has eight preseason all-league picks, including junior running back and return specialist Shepard Little who rushed for 1,551 yards. Senior Andrew Manley and Kentucky transfer Jalen Whitlow lead the battle to replace Garoppolo. "It's going to be a great competition to see who ends up being 'the guy' if that does occur, but if it doesn't occur then we'll have a couple guys," Dameron said. "I really like the fact that I have at least two that have started a I-A college football game." Tennessee State has six preseason All-OVC selections on defense led by end Anthony Bass tabbed as the preseason Defensive Player of the Year honors after 10 sacks last season. Daniel Fitzpatrick, whose eight interceptions led all of Division I, helps anchors the unit ranked in the top 10 nationally. "You've got some great offensive schemes in this league," Tennessee State coach Rod Reed said. "Week in and week out, you've got to be on top of your game." Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 6-6 season but has OVC Freshman of the Year Devin Borders back, a receiver who blocked a nation-high five kicks. Kentucky transfer Dy'Shawn Mobley joins J.J. Jude in the backfield. "This league has gravitated toward a throwing league, so we got faster on defense," Eastern Kentucky coach Dean Hood said. Southeast Missouri also has a new coach, with Tom Matukewicz moving from Toledo.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver caught a career record 35 touchdown passes, including 21 as a senior.
Tributes: Former Lawton Douglass star Kenneth Wallace dies
By Scott Munn | Jun 16, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Kenneth Wallace, 68, of Houston was a football standout in the 1960s at Lawton Douglass High School. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver caught a career record 35 touchdown passes, including 21 as a senior. Wallace was named to the South All-State Team after snagging 56 balls for 1,338 yards, most of those passes coming from quarterback Curtis Wilson. Wallace also excelled at defensive back and kick returner. In 1999, The Oklahoman selected Wallace for its All-Century Team was a wide receiver. After Wallace finished his prep career with 11 letters — four each in football and baseball and three in basketball — he went on to play the 1966 and ’67 seasons for coach Phil Cutchin at Oklahoma State. Wallace earned a degree in health and physical education and eventually worked as a park director in Markham, Ill., and Houston. *Charles Zink, 64, of Oklahoma City worked for the Department of Human Services. As a young man, he starred in football and baseball at Northeast High School. Zink was a 6-foot, 200-pound All-State football player, starting all four years on the offensive and defensive lines. He was an Oklahoman All-City baseball pick as well as an Oklahoma High School Coaches Association outstanding scholar-athlete selection. Zink signed to play football at Oklahoma, but his career was cut short by injury. *Brian Marchinko, 65, of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, played for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League over the 1969-72 seasons. He had 33 goals and 95 points for the Oilers. Marchinko played 47 games in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders. He worked for the Canadian National Railway after hockey. *Jerry Lee Wells, 70, of Glasgow, Ky., was an All-American basketball player for Oklahoma City University when it was an NCAA Division I program. Wells and Charlie Hunter, also a Glasgow native, were the first African-American players at OCU. Wells led the Chiefs — now known as the Stars — to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a 60-26 record over the 1963-66 seasons. He topped OCU in scoring over his junior and senior seasons, averaging 23.5 points. A two-time All-College Tournament team selection. Wells was chosen in in the second round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals, but he never played professionally. Shortly after he was picked by Cincy, he was drafted into the Army. *Albert Neel, 88, of Oklahoma City was a boxer as a youngster. He won 10 Golden Glove fights as a welterweight. A World War II veteran who was a renowned swing dancer. *Mike Dunn, 67, of Edmond helped coach the TLC Chargers’ 19-and-under softball team for several years. The Vietnam veteran was a long time season-ticket holder to Oklahoma football games. Friends and family celebrated Dunn’s life with a tailgate lunch, dressed in the colors of his favorite teams — OU, Dallas Cowboys, Oklahoma City Thunder and the New York Yankees. *Longtime educator and preacher Elmo Hall spent several years as the public address announcer for Oklahoma Christian University basketball games. Hall loved to play ball, too. He often participated in OC’s noon basketball league. Also played softball. The Edmond resident was 83 at the time of death. *Patricia Ward, 73, of Welling attended the 1972 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland A’s. Also enjoyed Olympic figure skating. *Glynn Massey, 71, of Norman grew up in Corsicana, Texas, where he excelled in high school football, baseball and track. Also collected baseball cards. A computer analyst at Tinker Air Force Base. *Milton Kalsu, 78, of Oklahoma City was a claims adjuster for Continental Insurance. He coached baseball and enjoyed talking about sports, particularly Oklahoma football. The uncle of former OU lineman and Vietnam hero Robert Kalsu. *Paul Ayres, 86, of Bluejacket was a rodeo judge. *Earlene Parson Rollins, 70, of Mustang was a judge for the USA and Golden Gloves boxing organizations. *Steve Pickle of Edmond died three weeks after his 43rd birthday. He participated in Special Olympics for several years and played in the AnyOne Can Softball League. *Marie Powell Rowlen, 90, of Jones remained active by joining a bowling league in her 80s. *Junior Harris, 45, of Duncan died in a car accident. He was the father of former Oklahoma defensive back Javon Harris. *Loren Mitchell, 90, remained close to home, lettering in basketball and baseball for Bethany High School. The World War II veteran remained a supporter of Bethany athletics. Also supported OU sports and the old Oklahoma City 89ers baseball team. *Dottie Griffin-Guinn, 76, of Oklahoma City helped coordinate the annual Andy Payne Memorial Foot Races. *Raymond Pate, 94, of Oklahoma City worked in the athletic department at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois during World War II. He went into the oil business after the war. *Walter McBride, 84, of Yukon played basketball for Alfalfa High School and Carnegie Junior College. He taught his grandsons how to play golf.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before Jackie Slater was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, he was playing for Wingfield High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and hoping to attract the attention of college scouts.This was in the early 1970s — about the time Southeastern Conference football teams were just beginning to recruit black players — so this massive teenager was mostly ignored by the big...
Money woes, declining talent plague HBCU football
DAVID BRANDT, Associated Press | May 26, 2014JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before Jackie Slater was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, he was playing for Wingfield High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and hoping to attract the attention of college scouts. This was in the early 1970s — about the time Southeastern Conference football teams were just beginning to recruit black players — so this massive teenager was mostly ignored by the big schools. But Jackson State welcomed him. "It was where I was wanted," Slater recalled. "And it's where I could excel." Slater was one of many players who thrived at the nation's historically black colleges and universities, particularly from the '60s through the '80s. NFL superstars Jerry Rice and Walter Payton were part of that wave. But HBCUs have slowly turned into an afterthought on the college football landscape. For the first time in the NFL's common draft era, which started in 1967, not one player from the Southwestern Athletic Conference or Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference was selected this month. The two conferences combined to produce at least 20 NFL draft picks every year from 1967 to 1976, according to research by STATS. That output has slowly declined since. Now storied programs like Grambling, Southern, Florida A&M and Mississippi Valley State are known more for crumbling facilities, player boycotts and struggles to meet NCAA academic standards than for what happens on the field. College sports revenue and spending have become increasingly unequal over the past three decades, and HBCUs have hard time keeping up. The lack of money is especially pronounced for schools in the SWAC, which have yearly athletic budgets as low as Mississippi Valley State's $3.6 million. That's about half the salary coach Nick Saban earns at Alabama, where the school's total athletic budget is well over $100 million. Even other Football Championship Subdivision schools have athletic budgets twice as large as many as those at HBCUs. Like his late brother Walter, Eddie Payton played football at Jackson State, where he is now the golf coach. Payton says bringing HBCUs back to some level of prominence is possible, but it will be difficult. As TV contracts for college football have grown, the bigger schools have been able to pour money into facilities and programs that make it nearly impossible for HBCUs to compete for elite athletes. And, as recruiting has grown more sophisticated, schools from around the country have been taking star football players out of the South, the main talent base for the HBCUs. "It's not that we're getting less money — it's that everybody else is growing while we've basically stayed the same," Payton said. "We haven't cultivated our fan bases and now the quality has gone down. It's going to be hard to get those people back." Payton traced the SWAC's downfall back to the 1980s and 1990s, when programs started playing "Classic" games on the road in places like Chicago and Indianapolis. Payton said in an effort to spread the HBCU brand and earn a little extra money, leaders focused too much on the schools' popular marching bands and the parties surrounding the games instead of the football. "When you go to a steakhouse, the thing that makes or breaks your meal is the steak," Payton said. "It's not the salad or the baked potato. We haven't been focusing on the most important issue — and that's the quality of the football." But the lack of money makes it hard to compete on and off the field. Shoddy facilities at Grambling led to last fall's player boycott. Mississippi Valley State's football stadium was deemed so unsafe it was temporarily closed in 2010 and the team had to play at a high school 45 miles away while repairs were made. Five of the SWAC's 10 football schools were recently declared ineligible for the NCAA's postseason after failing to meet requirements for the Academic Progress Rate. Schools like Alabama and Texas have sprawling academic facilities with dozens of tutors and advisers committed to helping athletes stay eligible. Athletes at most HBCUs don't have the same support. Teams in big conferences fly charters to games while HBCUs still take long interstate bus rides. But officials at HBCU schools say things can improve quickly. HBCUs still attract the biggest crowds at the FCS level. The SWAC has led the division in attendance 35 times in 36 years, drawing more than 12,000 per game last season. A little extra money for the academic side can help. Jackson State had APR problems a few years ago, but has recovered in part because of a $900,000 grant from the NCAA. The funds were part of $4.3 million the NCAA has spread to six schools to help boost APR performance. SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp said he hopes it's the beginning of leaguewide improvement that can start in the classroom and carry over to the field. "Our goal is to be a progressive Division I conference," Sharp said. "Jackson State is a perfect example of how these problems can be turned around. They worked along with the NCAA, got some grant money and now have improved tremendously." _____ Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP
May 3, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Moore and Larry Webster found unconventional ways to reach NFL draft weekend.When Moore's subpar high school grades scared away big-time football schools from offering scholarships, the Chicago native enrolled at tiny Concordia University in Minnesota. Webster, the son of a former NFL player, spent three years starting on Bloomsburg's college basketball team before...
NFL welcomes small-school players to big stage
MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | May 3, 2014INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Moore and Larry Webster found unconventional ways to reach NFL draft weekend. When Moore's subpar high school grades scared away big-time football schools from offering scholarships, the Chicago native enrolled at tiny Concordia University in Minnesota. Webster, the son of a former NFL player, spent three years starting on Bloomsburg's college basketball team before giving football a second shot in 2012. League scouts still found them and next week, these two Division II stars could hear their names called out on the biggest stage of all, Radio City Music Hall. "Not many of these people thought I would get this far," Moore said. "The knock always is the level of competition. They're always going to grill you for not facing Division I talent, but as they watch in film, they know I can play." The scouts have increasingly found talent at smaller schools, making sure they don't miss out on the next big thing in football, even if it comes far from the spotlight. Examples can be found everywhere. Football Championship Subdivision alums Kurt Warner and Joe Flacco both earned Super Bowl rings after becoming starting quarterbacks, although Warner had to play in Arena Football and NFL Europe first. Robert Mathis, who also played in the FCS, is the NFL's reigning sacks champ. Offensive lineman Jahri Evans has been to five Pro Bowls despite coming out of Bloomsburg. And three of the greatest players in NFL history — Brett Favre, the late Walter Payton and Jerry Rice — all played college ball in Mississippi, though none of the three played at an SEC school and only Favre played in the top level of college ball. Those sorts of oversights have prompted NFL decision makers to take their annual talent search to some unusual places. "I was actually in Concordia this year and I wasn't the only GM, which really blew my mind when I saw a stack of business cards and saw another GM in there," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. "I was always taught by my old boss Charley Armey, I remember him saying years ago, 'Scout the player, not the school.'" It's a sentiment that seems to resonate within a league no longer totally reliant on traditional powerhouses to find talent. A year ago, Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher was selected No. 1 overall by Kansas City. This year, Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is projected to go in the top five, giving the once overlooked Mid-American Conference the possibility of having top-five picks in back-to-back years. The small-school talent pool is not drying up. Anything but. —Quarterback Jimmy Garopollo has drawn comparisons to Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, a fellow Eastern Illinois alum, and isn't expected to last beyond the second round. —Haitian immigrant Pierre Desir, a 23-year-old cornerback, husband and father who worked in sewers between stints at two Division II schools, Washburn in Kansas and Lindenwood in Missouri, could go on the second day of the draft. —Short, powerful running back Terrance West ran for 2,509 yards and 41 touchdowns last season at Towson and appears to have a similar physique to Maurice Jones-Drew. —Offensive lineman Billy Turner played on three straight FCS championship teams at North Dakota State. —Receiver Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State impressed scouts at the combine with a 4.42-second 40-yard dash after measuring in at 6-foot-3, 219 pounds. —Linebacker Johnny Millard of Cal Poly is attempting to follow in the footsteps of his father, Keith, a longtime NFL player. Moore, a 6-5, 269-pound pass rusher who had 21 sacks over the past two seasons, and Webster, a 6-6, 252-pound defensive end who had 26 sacks in that span, are in the mix, too. Both were finalists for the Cliff Harris Award presented to the nation's best small-school defender. None of these guys is surprised. "I do feel like there is a lot of talent in Division II that does get overlooked because it's Division II, unless you stand out," Webster said. "You have to really stand out. If you don't, you get overlooked." It's not that teams can't find the talent. It's just that sometimes it takes a lot more work to discover it beyond the traditional BCS schools. Getting to some campuses can be complicated, and analyzing game tape isn't always easy. While BCS schools have plenty of tape available for scouts, often from multiple angles and against other potential draft prospects, that's not always the case in the FCS, Division II and III, the NAIA, or even all of the FBS leagues. "That's where the real grinders on your staff find players. The lazy guys, they are not sitting there at a D-III school or another school that has poor facilities and you are sitting there with a VHS tape and an actual remote control where you hit rewind," Grigson said. "I've been there before and then it rewinds all the way to the beginning of the tape and you've got to find where you were at before. It becomes a challenge, but the guys that work for me and work for the Indianapolis Colts have that type of drive to where they will sit there painstakingly through four, five tapes." Eventually, they're able to determine whether a Moore or a Webster can cut it in the NFL. And more frequently, NFL decision-makers are giving guys like Moore and Webster the benefit of the doubt. "Throughout the course of the season last year I have had over from 35-40 scouts from different teams come through," said Moore, who never played in front of a crowd bigger than 7,000. "I just stuck to the mindset that if you are good they will find you, and that is how I am fortunate enough to be here." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Apr 24, 2014
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it was clear Marcus Trufant's time with the Seattle Seahawks was over following the 2012 season, he was given a message by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on his way out.If it became apparent that Trufant was ready to retire from the NFL, they wanted him to do it as a member of the Seahawks.Trufant got that opportunity Thursday, officially...
Marcus Trufant retires as member of the Seahawks
TIM BOOTH, Associated Press | Apr 24, 2014RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it was clear Marcus Trufant's time with the Seattle Seahawks was over following the 2012 season, he was given a message by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on his way out. If it became apparent that Trufant was ready to retire from the NFL, they wanted him to do it as a member of the Seahawks. Trufant got that opportunity Thursday, officially retiring from football after signing a one-day contract with Seattle. "It (the offer) says a lot about them, it says a lot about their character, it says a lot about the organization itself because they didn't have to do it," Trufant said. "They chose to do it and I'm very grateful for that. They just extended the hand and that just shows what kind of people they are, and I appreciate it." Trufant spent his entire NFL career with the Seahawks, with the exception of the 2013 training camp when he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Trufant was released at the end of August and remained out of football during the 2013 season. Being a dad shuttling around his daughters and starting in on new business ventures during his season out of football solidified Trufant's believe that he was finally done with the game. "It was just time, man. Just to be home with my family, all of my girls are getting bigger so it's just good to be home," Trufant said. "I had a nice run, and I have no complaints." Trufant retires as one of the few to become a star without ever really leaving home. He was a prep star at Wilson High School in nearby Tacoma, Wash., then a college standout at Washington State and finally a first-round pick of the Seahawks in 2003. Instead of having to fly across country for his introductory news conference after being drafted, Trufant took a phone call from then-coach Mike Holmgren, jumped in the car and drove 45 minutes up the freeway. That was the start of his association with the Seahawks. Trufant started 125 of 136 games played during his time in Seattle. He finished with 21 career interceptions and was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2007. He spoke about his career for 20 minutes Thursday, reading from notes typed out on his phone the night before. The Seahawks auditorium was packed with friends and family. Trufant was joined on stage by his parents, his wife and his brothers, Desmond and Isaiah, both cornerbacks in the NFL. Isaiah now plays for Cleveland, while Desmond is entering his second season with Atlanta. Carroll was there as well, along with former teammates Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, soon-to-be Hall of Famer Walter Jones and Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings. The fact all three Trufants were in NFL camps last August at the same time, playing the same position, brings a special sense of pride for the family. "He laid the path out for me," Desmond Trufant said. "I seen exactly what I had to do, what not to do, how to carry yourself on the field, off the field. Just completely set the right path for me. He made it a lot easier for me to get where I am now." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Lee averaged 15.1 points per game for the Vikings, who finished 26-2 and state runner-up. The General Motors employee died at age 59.
Tributes: Stanley Stanley Lee helped Northeast reach the Class 3A basketball finals in 1972
By Scott Munn | Feb 26, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: •Stanley Lee, 59, of Oklahoma City earned a basketball scholarship to Texas Tech, where he earned a degree in physical education. He spent 30 years working for General Motors, where he stood tall among his co-workers. At 6-foot-7, Lee teamed with fellow starters Lawrence Wilson, Roy Burris, Russell Post and Clarence Lucky to help the Northeast High School basketball team reach the Class 3A state championship game in 1972. The No. 1-ranked Vikings entered the tournament at the Big House with a 24-1 record, their only loss coming against Tulsa Washington. Lee and Co. beat Guthrie and Okmulgee in the first-two rounds but lost a 64-59 title decision to an unbeaten Miami squad that received game-clinching free throws from future OU All-America wide receiver Tinker Owens. Lee finished the season averaging 15.1 points per game. •Curtis Richmond, 68, was a customer service manager for United Airlines in Houston. He grew up in Oklahoma, where he excelled in football, basketball and tennis in the 1960s at Shawnee High School. As a senior, Richmond was named Shawnee’s Athlete of the Year. He won state tennis championships in singles and doubles and compiled an 82-4 record as a high-schooler. Richmond then played tennis at Southeastern State University and was an NAIA All-American as well as the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference champion in singles and doubles. He was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame and also the Missouri Valley/Oklahoma Tennis Hall of Fame. •John Langford, 88, of Oklahoma City was a member of the PGA for 66 years. He played in the PGA Championship eight times and had two top-10 finishes. Langford later played in the Senior PGA Championship as well as several local tournaments. •Former Oklahoma wrestler Sid Terry died in Wichita, Kan., at age 75. Terry was a championship wrestler at Edmond High School and received a scholarship to OU. He lettered for the 1958, ’59 and ’60 seasons. Terry won the Big Eight championship at 157 pounds in 1960, the same season the Sooners won the national championship. Terry was a second-team All-American in 1959; that season, he had a landmark victory as a 167-pounder. He defeated previously unbeaten Bruce Campbell to help OU stun defending national champion Oklahoma State. After college, Terry was a flight instructor for the Air Force and worked in the insurance business. •Louis Arambula, 80, of Moore was a Golden Gloves boxing champion as a teenager. Arambula fought in the 126- and 135-pound divisions for the Oklahoma City Elks and Southside boxing clubs. He was a veteran of the Korean War and spent 37 years as an air traffic controller. • Danny Thurman, 68, of Sand Springs was an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He would spend 22 years as a mechanic at Fred Jones Ford and used those wrenching skills in dirt car racing. Thurman owned and served as a crew chief for local super modified drivers such as D.E. Suggs, George Armstrong, Donnie Crawford and Herb Copeland. Thurman owned race cars that twice won points championships at Tulsa Speedway. • Dwight Rymer had a way of breaking away from the pack. He starred in track and field at Cheyenne High School, winning five first-place ribbons during his career. That speed and agility came in handy as an Army soldier during World War II. Rymer was captured in Luxembourg by German forces, and while marching to a prisoner of war camp, he and comrade slipped under a bridge. They then hiked through the mountains to freedom in Belgium. Rymer, a Morrison resident, died at age 89 after careers in dairy farming, education and banking. • Deneen Olson Uhrman, 49, of Jenks was a career educator. As a youngster, she was one of the first girls to play Little League baseball in her native Ohio. She was a four-sport letterman at Loraine Catholic High School. • Donald Booher, 80, of Tulsa remained a Chickasha Chicks sports fan long after he graduated. He was a member of Oklahoma State baseball teams that qualified for the College World Series in 1954 and 1955. Booher liked to hunt and fish, and he was an avid golfer who played on courses in Ireland and Scotland. He had a hole-in-one. •John Yaroslavski Jr., 66, of Norman was a high school cross country and track standout in his native New Jersey....Jack Hammock, 80, of Oklahoma City was a cabinet maker who enjoyed calf roping on the side....Ann Jones Colby, 80, of Vinita played high school basketball with sister Sallye at White Oak. ... Mildred Turner Marshall, 85, of Lawton was a barrel racer and played basketball at Walters High School. ... • Joe Richardson, 74, of Fort Worth was a Snyder High School graduate who returned to his alma-mater as a coach. He spent three years at Snyder before coaching in Irving, Texas. ... Jimmy Brown, 16, was a junior at Tecumseh High School. He played for the Savages’ bowling and golf teams. ... Raymond Lutomski, 79, of Shawnee was a bullrider who often participated in the old Harrah rodeo.
Feb 16, 2014
When Garin Higgins took over Emporia State's football program in 2006, there was little success to promote. So, the Blackwell native turned to Oklahoma high schools for recruiting.
Oklahoma high school players play a big part in Emporia State's turnaround
BY JACOB UNRUH | Feb 16, 2014When Garin Higgins took over Emporia State's football program in 2006, there was little success to promote. So, the Blackwell native turned to Oklahoma high schools for recruiting. Eight recruiting classes later and with a much more successful team on the field, Oklahoma is still a big recruiting stop for the Kansas Division II school. Ten players from Oklahoma signed with Emporia State almost two weeks ago. “Now, first and foremost we do want to emphasize getting kids out of our own state,” Higgins said. “Oklahoma football players have been good to us. There's a lot of reasons why we've turned this football program around, but these guys have been successful for us.” The Hornets were 9-2 last season, losing in the opening round of the Division II playoffs against Minnesota Duluth. In 2012, they went 10-2 and won the Kanza Bowl after finishing 5-6 the previous year. That's the kind of success that has star players in Oklahoma choosing to head north instead of remaining close to home. “I like it because we're gonna win up there,” Carl Albert tight end Trenton Ball said about signing with the Hornets. “I know we're gonna be really good. The next couple years, we're gonna be amazing. Hopefully we'll get a national championship up there.” Star players alongside Ball like Guthrie's Kai Callins and Kingfisher's Landon Nault are joining a roster that already had 14 Oklahoma players on it last season. “It tells you how much about that staff for them to come down here when those kids could go to Tahlequah and Edmond — which is a huge draw — and play football when they're going to Emporia and they want to win,” said El Reno coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger, who played for Higgins and coached alongside him. The Oklahoma ties for Higgins are hard to ignore, too. He coached Northwestern Oklahoma State, becoming the most successful coach in school history, before becoming the offensive coordinator for one season at Northeastern State. His father, Gary Higgins, also coached high school football across the state for 30 years. Offensive coordinator Matt Walter also played at NWOSU. But for some, it's troubling to see an out-of-state school recruit so well. NWOSU landed 19 Oklahoma players, Central Oklahoma signed 18, Southwestern Oklahoma State added 13 and Southern Nazarene inked 12, but schools like NSU (seven), East Central (seven) and Southeastern Oklahoma State (six) seemed well behind. UCO and NSU are even MIAA conference members alongside Emporia State. Higgins, however, was quick to point out that a coaching change at NSU slowing down the recruiting process. “I think they're doing a good job,” Higgins said of UCO and NSU. “I think they're trying to turn their program around. I've been through that time period of trying to turn around a program and it's tough.”
Marquardt, who spent 20 years at Norman, guided the 1970 boy's basketball team to the Class 4A state championship.
Tributes: Legendary Norman High coach Max Marquardt dies at age 78
By SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 10, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Max Marquardt, 78, was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001 for success he enjoyed as a high school basketball and baseball coach. The El Reno native spent 20 years at Norman High School, where he made the Tigers a consistent state basketball tournament participant. He led the 1970 team to the Class 4A state championship, beating Northwest Classen 47-42 with big scorers John Carroll and Joe Simpson providing all but six points. Before compiling a 349-147 record as a coach — which included early career stops at Pauls Valley and Pawhuska — Marquardt attended the University of Central Oklahoma on a basketball scholarship. He was a three-time all-conference player for the Bronchos. Marquardt was also on the school's football, baseball and track and field teams. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway, in Norman. *Stan Johnson Jr., 80, retired in Oklahoma City after 30 years with the Scott Paper Co. He had a life of adventure, whether it was jumping out of airplanes as an Army paratrooper or coaching championship teams in youth football. Sandwiched in between was serving as athletic director at the downtown YMCA in Denver and playing fullback for the University of Wyoming's 1956 Sun Bowl championship football team. Johnson was also an accomplished body builder who won the Mr. Senior Okie title at age 40. *Delman Dennis, 80, of Oklahoma City attended the OU-Texas football game for more than 30 years. A longtime season ticket holder for Sooner football and basketball teams. *Hunter Miller beat cancer at age 4 and as a teen played golf for Jenks middle and high schools. He died at age 20. *Len Sherrell, 78, of Tulsa was a dirt car racing enthusiast. He raced a car for several years until a wreck in 1969 at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee forced him to retire. Sherrell owned a paint and body shop, and he remained in the sport by sponsoring a race car driven by Jackie Howerton, a local standout who also competed on the prestigious U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series. *Chad Roberts, 37, of Jay was a team roper and horse trainer. Served as president of the Grove Roundup Club. *Annie Boland, 60, of Oklahoma City was a member of the Kerr McGee swim team as a youngster. The Northeast High graduate also played competitive tennis. *Jack Lackey, 62, was a seventh-grade geography teacher who coached middle school football and basketball in Yukon. *Tom Taylor, 61, of Bremerton, Wash., was a retired welder at the U.S. Navy shipyard. The native Oklahoman played semi-pro baseball for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in Lawton when it was a state powerhouse. *Lewis Rackley, 88, of Walters was an Army medic during World War II. During down time, he starred as a fast-pitch softball player. After the war, he was hired by Monsanto — which wanted Rackley to pitch for the company softball team. He wound up spending 30 years working for Diamond-Shamrock in Muscle Shoales, Ala., where he retired as chemical plant supervisor. *Alton Livingston, 97, of Frederick graduated from old Hollister High School in 1932. He attended Cameron Junior College in Lawton, where he and brother Denton won a national doubles tennis championship. Alton Livingston served during World War II and then was a farmer by trade. *Unique Barnes of Broken Arrow lost a five-year fight against cancer at age 15. She played the mellophone on football Friday nights for the Pride of Broken Arrow marching band. Her father, Harlan, told the Tulsa World that one of Unique's favorite memories was marching in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. *Bruce Ruby, 84, played baseball for Central High School in Oklahoma City. After graduation, he was offered a contract by the St. Louis Cardinals, but his mother refused to sign off to allow the youngster to play professional baseball. Ruby continued his current job delivering electric bills by bicycle, and he wound up working 43 years for OG&E. He retired in 1987 as the company's supervisor of computer programming. He remained involved in baseball as a youth coach. *James Atkinson, 65, of Edmond was a certified public accountant who worked in the oil and gas industry. He competed in the National Sporting Clays Association, winning the Class A state championship in 2009 and 2011. An avid OU fan who battled pancreatic cancer for three years. *Steve Geddie, 59, of Tulsa, was a youth soccer coach. ... Eileen Carletti Dunn, 91, of Oklahoma City directed the physical education department at Tulsa Webster High School and Oklahoma College for Women. ... Stefan Rushing, 14, of Lawton was a soccer player. ... Larry Hodges, 59, of Oklahoma City attended Western State (Colo.) on a swimming scholarship. ... *Smith Montgomery, 65, of Wilburton worked with the Special Olympics. ... Ted Smith, 67, of Ada was chairman of the Hinton Kiwanis Rodeo. ... George Bowden, 81, of Hugo built race cars. ... Albert Hester, 88, of Choctaw boxed as a teenager. ... Joel McClung, 61, Oklahoma City was an Oklahoma wildlife game warden. ... *Funeral services for legendary Oklahoma race car driver Harold Leep Sr. are 2 p.m. Saturday at Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee. Leep, 81, died Thursday from injuries suffered after falling on the ice at home. Leep was a five-time points champion at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, while also enjoying unprecedented success at other dirt tracks throughout the country. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2004.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience.
Tributes: Frank Parr was a local soccer icon
BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, email@example.com | Jan 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Frank Parr, 92, of Oklahoma City was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Away from work, he was heavily involved in local soccer. Parr spent 30 years as a member of the Oklahoma Soccer Association as a player, coach, referee or administrator. He served eight years as the Central Oklahoma Soccer League president. Parr was just one of three people given the Oklahoma Soccer Officials' Golden Whistle Award. *Ed Sheldon, 84, of Bartlesville served in the Army during the Korean War. While stationed in Augsburg, Germany, he played basketball. Sheldon later became recognized for handmade turkey calls. The outdoorsman made the devices out of three turkey hen wingbones — and they became so popular with fellow hunters that a turkey calling competition was named in Sheldon's honor. *Mark Champion of Tulsa was an auto racing enthusiast. He provided color commentary over the public address system at now-defunct Tulsa Speedway, while also contributing articles to the Speedway News. Champion did not mind handling the dangerous side of racing, too. He often patrolled Turn 1 at the Tulsa track, working as a fireman and paramedic. Champion died recently at age 65. *Former Weatherford chief of police Byron Cox, 57, volunteered at Kiwanis Baseball Park. He also umpired high school and summer league baseball. Cox suffered from diabetes the last few years and lost both legs. He had been fitted with prosthetics and continued to work for the police department; Cox hoped to someday return to umpiring. *Oklahoma City resident Dave Roberts, 67, was a standout athlete in the 1960s at Dewey High School. He turned down several baseball scholarship offers, instead choosing to play football at Oklahoma. Roberts played for the Sooners' freshmen team, and then gave up sports to focus on studies that led to a juris doctorate from the OU law school. *Rodney Moody, 55, of Edmond was a standout athlete at Altus High School. He particularly excelled at golf, earning a scholarship to Cameron University in Lawton. Moody worked in the grocery business for several years, before returning to school, this time at Southwestern State in Weatherford. He played golf for the Bulldogs. Moody participated in the 85th U.S. Open qualifier at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. He also played in the 84th U.S. Amateur qualifier in Oklahoma City. *Paul Mathews, 86, of Ninnekah was a self-made millionaire. He was a politician and realtor in Seminole County, owning several pieces of land during his lifetime. Mathews operated the Little League in the 1960s in Seminole, and he helped build a ballpark behind the town's armory. He also assisted in the development of a baseball field in Wewoka. *Jack Mars, 78, moved to Tulsa to work for B.F. Goodrich. As a youngster in Akron, Ohio, Mars was quite the athlete. He stood 6-foot-7 and starred in football, basketball, baseball and boxing. Perhaps before a growth spurt, Mars participated in the legendary Soap Box Derby in Akron. *Leonard Tunnell of Miami, OK, coached sports at Ketchum, Wyandotte, Locust Grove and Bluejacket schools. The six-time Bronze star recipient during World War II died at age 89. *Henryetta resident Ken Wion was a text book consultant for D.C. Heath & Co. As a young man, he played football and basketball and ran track for Woodward High School. He then played college football at Southwestern State in Weatherford. After retirement, he spent time supporting Henryetta High athletic teams. He died at age 73. *John Mahaffey, 14, of Cache participated in Special Olympics. He was a member of the Hammer Heads swim team. *Clayton Smith, 18, played baseball for Morris High School. He received an athletic scholarship to Highland Community College in Kansas shortly before he died in an automobile crash. *Oklahoma City physician James Wenzl acquired an interest in medicine while playing high school football in Greenleaf, Kan. Wenzl suffered a broken nose, a broken tibia, a dislocated shoulder and a broken foot over his junior and senior seasons. He told family members, “I spent so much time talking to doctors in those two years that I became intrigued by the work.” Wenzl, a former pediatric nephrologist at The Children's Hospital, was also a standout half-miler for the Greenleaf track team. He died at age 78 after a five-year fight with cancer. *Oklahoma City resident John Meek, 84, played basketball at Westark Junior College in Fort Smith, Ark. ... Terry Myrks, 43, played boys basketball at Idabel High School. ... Clarence Cox, 96, coached youth baseball and softball in south Oklahoma City. ... Ruben Potter Jr., 76, was an All-State football player at Elk City High School. ... Walters native Keith Hooker, 71, was a farmer by trade, but he also raised race horses. Attended the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas every December. ... Brian Martin, 51, of Ardmore played high school football and baseball in his native California. ... *Martha Scroggin, 77, of Midwest City played basketball for Buffalo Valley High School. ... Jeannie Hutton, 71, was a twirler on football Friday nights at Wynnewood High School. ... Herman Hackett, 80, of Enid sponsored softball and Little League baseball teams. ... Michael Wahl, 57, of Edmond was president of the Oklahoma City Men's Senior Baseball League. ... Dana Pitts Orebaugh, 64, of Edmond was a swimming instructor at the downtown YMCA. She was also a member of The Sportsman's Club swim team. ... *Doris Stephens Puckett, 95, of Edmond played basketball at old Marshall High School in Logan County. ... Gladys Lunow, 93, of Oklahoma City was a four-year letter winner for the Moore High girls basketball team. ... Dolores Dial Renfrow, 81, of Duncan was a championship swimmer for the University of Central Oklahoma. She was also a twirler. ... Retired Army Ranger Mack Haymaker, 82, of Enid raced motorcycles in the late 1950s. BY SCOTT MUNN
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State's Brock Jensen isn't often mentioned among the top quarterbacks in college football, or even his own division.His coach cites one quality that he believes will earn him a shot at the pros: Jensen wins.Jensen has won more games than any other quarterback in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA. He needs one...
NDSU QB to wrap up banner career in FCS title game
DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | Jan 3, 2014FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State's Brock Jensen isn't often mentioned among the top quarterbacks in college football, or even his own division. His coach cites one quality that he believes will earn him a shot at the pros: Jensen wins. Jensen has won more games than any other quarterback in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA. He needs one more victory in this weekend's FCS title game against Towson to give the Bison their third straight national title. Yet Bison Nation was rankled earlier this month when Jensen was not among the finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which goes annually to the top offensive player in FCS. The award went to Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois. The other finalists were quarterback Vernon Adams of Eastern Washington and running back Terrance West of Towson. "The FCS all-time winning quarterback must not stack up against total yards," NDSU coach Craig Bohl said. "We're disappointed for Brock, but Brock has booked that and moved on. I wouldn't trade him. All those other guys? He's our guy." Jensen shows his interest in the debate with a shrug of the shoulders. Awards are for other people to decide, he says. He would rather talk about the team's quest for three straight FCS titles, which will be determined Saturday in Frisco, Texas. "It's the last game of the year. It's the championship. That's mainly where my focus is," he said. Jensen has won 47 games with the Bison, 46 as a starter and one when he came off the bench as a freshman to beat Morgan State. Earlier this season, he surpassed Armanti Edwards, who won 43 times while leading Appalachian State to three straight FCS titles from 2005 to 2007. While Jensen might not have the flair or the numbers of Garoppolo and Adams, he has blown open the record books at a school with a proud football history. He is NDSU's career leader in pass attempts (1,106), pass completions (690), passing touchdowns (69), passing yards (8,463) and total offense (9,683). "I've had the privilege of watching some of the best players in the history of the FCS," said Mike Kern, associate commissioner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. "What Brock has done for NDSU, the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the FCS puts him in that elite group. " Jensen epitomizes a methodical Bison offense that finds different ways to score, said Towson quarterback Connor Frazier. "They seem to not make many mistakes," Frazier said. "They don't turn the ball over." This season, by the numbers, has been Jensen's best. He has completed 205 of 311 passes for 2,658 yards and 33 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 459 yards and nine TDs. Jensen cites his experience and the freedom shown to him by offensive coordinator Brent Vigen as keys to the statistical surge. "He's allowed me to really this year do things I haven't done in the past," Jensen said of Vigen. "And we have been so balanced in our attack. We have experience at all our skill positions and our offensive line is the best in the country." Jensen came to NDSU from Waupeca, Wis., where as senior he led his high school team to a 14-0 record and the 2008 Wisconsin Division III state championship. His career record as a starter in high school was 26-2. His career record as a starter with the Bison is 46-5. "This has been my life for five years now. I'm definitely going to miss it," Jensen said. "But I'm looking forward, at the same time, to the next chapter of my life after this game." Bohl, who is leaving the Bison program for Wyoming, said that should include an invitation to an NFL camp. "He's thrown the ball very well. He's improved," Bohl said. "It would be great to get him in a camp and see what he can do. I know a lot of guys have watched a lot of tape on him."
Dec 24, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Winter of Winston continues for Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback.Jameis Winston is The Associated Press national player of the year, adding to his cadre of postseason accolades. He's this year's Heisman Trophy winner, the Walter Camp national player of the year, the Davey O'Brien quarterback of the year and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the...
Seminoles QB Winston named AP player of the year
KAREEM COPELAND, Associated Press | Dec 24, 2013TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Winter of Winston continues for Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback. Jameis Winston is The Associated Press national player of the year, adding to his cadre of postseason accolades. He's this year's Heisman Trophy winner, the Walter Camp national player of the year, the Davey O'Brien quarterback of the year and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. Seminole football fans should send a thank you note to Florida State's baseball program. If not for coach Mike Martin Sr. and one of his assistants, Mike Martin Jr., Winston — a two-sport athlete — might not be preparing to lead the No.1-ranked Seminoles against No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game Jan. 6 with the opportunity to bring a third national title back to the Florida State campus. When Winston won the Heisman he thanked the usual cast of family, coaches and teammates. Then there was the thanks to "Eleven" and "Meat." Most of the country ignored the peculiar names, but Winston wouldn't have attended Florida State without the warm relationship between football coach Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State baseball coaching staff. "Eleven" — otherwise known as baseball coach Martin Sr., who has led the program for 34 years, and "Meat" — Martin Jr. Martin Jr. was on a recruiting trip to watch Winston during his junior year of high school when he called to let Fisher know. Fisher actually had tape of Winston on his desk at the time and decided to put it in. About 30 minutes later, Fisher called Martin Jr. back and said, "Don't let him get away." Winston hit a game-winning home run that day. "Jimbo Fisher deserves the credit for giving the young man the opportunity to display his talents in another sport," Martin Sr. said. Fisher covets players that come from diverse backgrounds where football wasn't their only sport. He actively looks for athletes that play numerous positions on the football field and play different sports. "It makes you a different kind of competitor," Fisher said. "You learn to learn the different situations. Handle different pressures. Handle noise. Handle quiet. Different games are played in different ways and in different environments. ... You're constantly competing and you don't get in that rut of you only get it once a year. I think when you're getting it two and three different times of year, the more you're in competitive situations, the more you find out about yourself. ... "Every time you compete you learn something about yourself. I think it's very good for athletes to do. I wish more athletes were multi-sport guys than they are now." Just like the Heisman voting, Winston was a landslide winner in AP player of the year voting. He received 49 out of 56 votes cast by AP Top 25 college football poll voters. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch received three votes. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron got two votes. Boston College running back Andre Williams and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard each received one vote. Winston is the first Florida State player to win the award, which has been handed out since 1998, and the first from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State and Winston continued to excel despite a sexual assault investigation that became public last month. The State Attorney's Office announced that it would not press charges before the ACC championship game. Bo Jackson, the 1985 Heisman winner, was also a two-sport star from Winston's hometown of Bessemer, Ala. The 19-year-old Winston said after the Heisman ceremony that he wants to better than Jackson. The Texas Rangers drafted Winston in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB draft, but he elected to go to school. Winston will compete for the closer job for the No. 5-ranked Seminoles when baseball begins. He has a fastball that reaches 93-95 miles per hour and throws a slider for strikes. Martin Sr. said there are no restrictions on the quarterback outside of the normal rest for pitchers. Winston is poised to become the sixth winner in Heisman history to play collegiate baseball after winning the award and the first since Jackson in 1986, according to STATS LLC. Martin Sr. believes Winston could be the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft if he was to singularly focus on baseball, but the coach doesn't want that. He sees Winston as a first-round pick in both baseball and football. "I never want him to devote full time to baseball because then I would miss out on his talent in football," Martin Sr. said. "He's just one of those rare athletes that only come around once in a blue moon." Winston said baseball helped him "a lot with football because baseball is a failing game. As a quarterback you have to handle every situation the same. "So when I throw a touchdown I'll celebrate and whatnot but when I throw a pick I keep my head up and say my fault guys and move on and keep stuff going. Baseball helped me with that." ___ AP Football Writer Ralph D. Russo in New York contributed to this report.
Dec 19, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Being a high school football coach's son and the starting quarterback at one of the most scrutinized programs in the country, Case McCoy wasn't as surprised as some of his teammates when Mack Brown told them he was stepping down."I've had the 'For Sale' signs in my yard numerous times," McCoy said. "I've moved a few times in my life. The job is to win a lot of ball games...
Texas looks to send Mack Brown off with a win
CHRISTIAN CORONA, Associated Press | Dec 19, 2013AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Being a high school football coach's son and the starting quarterback at one of the most scrutinized programs in the country, Case McCoy wasn't as surprised as some of his teammates when Mack Brown told them he was stepping down. "I've had the 'For Sale' signs in my yard numerous times," McCoy said. "I've moved a few times in my life. The job is to win a lot of ball games here. That's what people expect at this university and we haven't done what we've needed to do." Brown will be coaching his 206th and final game at Texas when the Longhorns (8-4) take on No. 10 Oregon (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. McCoy struggled in the team's last game, a 30-10 loss to Baylor that kept Texas from claiming its first Big 12 title since McCoy's older brother, Colt, took the Longhorns to the national title game in 2009. Now Texas is trying to help Brown end his 16-year Longhorns coaching career with a victory. "It would be great to have him ride off in the sunset (with a win)," junior center Dominic Espinosa said. "More than anything it excites us to make sure we send Mack out with a win. That's another incentive to go out and practice harder this week." After meeting with school President Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson last week, Brown informed them of his plans to make this year his last at Texas. He addressed his players and staff in an emotional meeting. "He's got more love for this university than he does love for himself," senior offensive guard Mason Walters said. "Whatever he does, he'll be successful in it. He has that same feeling about us. Whoever this university brings in is obviously going to be well-compensated and really good at their job so I don't think we have a lot to worry about." Brown led the Longhorns to nine consecutive 10-win seasons from 2001-09, but has gone 30-20 over the past four seasons. As much as the Longhorns players want Brown to end his career on a high note, they want to beat the Ducks just as badly for themselves. "We definitely love Coach Brown and it's sad to hear that but you can't approach it in a different way," senior All-American defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat said. "I'm a senior. I'm approaching it as my last game and I'm working my butt off this week. That's how everyone else is. You can't worry about the future. You've got to worry about the now." Like McCoy, junior defensive back Quandre Diggs had an older brother play for Brown at Texas. Quentin Jammer was a sophomore when Brown was hired and was a consensus All-American by the time he left. Diggs followed in Jammer's footsteps by coming to Texas, starting 35 games over the past three years. "I've known Coach Brown since I was six or seven years old so I've always thought he was going to be the coach here," Diggs said. "I've known him for a long time, probably longer than anyone else on the team. He means a lot to me because he's a legend here, but besides coaching he's just a better man." Assuming Diggs returns for his senior season, he will be welcoming a new like his older brother did 16 years ago. But first comes Oregon. "I don't care. It's not in my hands. I wasn't named to the search committee," Diggs said, referring to the eight-member advisory committee Patterson appointed this week. "We just have to adjust to it. That's not for me to discuss. I go out and play."
Dec 19, 2013
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Terrance West started his Towson football career as a walk-on who regularly left home at 3 a.m. to catch two buses and make pre-dawn practices on time.He's come a long way since then.West set an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff record with 354 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns last Friday as Towson beat Eastern Illinois 49-39 in the national...
Towson RB West carries team deep into FCS playoffs
Associated Press | Dec 19, 2013TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Terrance West started his Towson football career as a walk-on who regularly left home at 3 a.m. to catch two buses and make pre-dawn practices on time. He's come a long way since then. West set an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff record with 354 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns last Friday as Towson beat Eastern Illinois 49-39 in the national quarterfinals. He leads all of college football with 2,295 yards rushing and 39 touchdowns, numbers he hopes to increase Saturday in the semifinals against host Eastern Washington. The Tigers (12-2) lean heavily on the junior running back, who vividly remembers the sacrifices he made to attend the school's 5 a.m. practices in 2011. "I put in a lot of work at my craft," West said this week. "If you dedicate yourself and be determined or have a determined mindset, you can accomplish anything. I'm living what I work hard for." The 5-foot-11, 223-pounder came from Northwestern High School in Baltimore followed by a year at Fork Union Military Academy. Towson coach Rob Ambrose gave West the chance to join the team, and the running back's work ethic immediately caught the coach's eye. "At 4 o'clock in the morning in the month of March, when it's really cold, there aren't many human beings in this town that are awake," Ambrose said. "And when I'm coming in here in the morning to unlock the building, he's waiting for me. Yeah, that's a competitive soul. That's somebody that wants it." West quickly took off at Towson. In his first season, he won the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS football. West has been a three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association first-teamer and recently was voted the conference's Offensive Player of the Year. He also was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award this season. West has scored 83 touchdowns at Towson and is closing in on the FCS record of 89, set by Brian Westbrook at Villanova. West's 39 touchdowns this year tied the NCAA FCS record that Omar Cuff set at Delaware (2007). West has been fortunate to run behind an experienced offensive line that includes seniors Eric Pike, Anthony Davis, Doug Shaw and Randall Harris. Both West and Ambrose give the veteran line much of the credit for the running back's success. "As good as Terrance is, nothing happens without that offensive line," the coach said. That line is also is a big reason why quarterback Peter Athens (3,050 yards passing, 17 touchdowns) has fared well. Towson has scored 543 points in its 14 games, and now stands one win away from a national championship game appearance on Jan. 4. Athens has fared well, but this offense is built around West. "He makes it a lot easier," Athens said. "He'll break off a big run, and it will change momentum just like that." West eventually got a scholarship after his freshman year, but that didn't alter his drive to succeed. "I just worked hard and stayed focused," West said. "I had to prove everyone wrong."
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Championship-contending boxer Earle Keel, longtime hoops official Don Garrison die
BY SCOTT MUNN | Dec 16, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Earle Keel, 84, of Oklahoma City was a championship-contending boxer as an amateur and professional. He was a three-year boxing letterman in the 1940s at Chilocco Indian School, and then became an AAU and Golden Gloves star at middleweight and light heavyweight. Keel, who was known for a mean left punch, was an AAU state champion from 1947-49; a national AAU finalist in 1947 and '48; and an Oklahoma Golden Gloves titlist in 1948. He went on coach the Cameron Junior College boxing team in 1949, before turning professional. Keel had a 67-14 record on the pro circuit during an era when boxing was as popular as football is today. The Chickasaw Nation member served during the Korean War, then became a boxing official, often refereeing or scoring bouts that included Sonny Liston, George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. Keel was inducted into the Chilocco Hall of Fame in 1986 and the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. *Don Garrison, 81, of Oklahoma City was a basketball official for 25 years. He called regular-season games at the high school level as well as All-Star games and state playoff contests. The former high school baseball player was once offered a contract with the New York Giants. Also participated in fast-pitch softball. At age 14, he pitched in a men's league. Since Garrison was not old enough to drive, the softball team's sponsor gave him rides to and from the ball field. He later threw in four world tournaments. By trade, Garrison held several positions with the state, including the Department of Health and director of jails inspections. *Billy Hyde, 83, was a right-handed pitcher in the St. Louis Browns organization. Hyde spent seven years in the minors, his best season coming in 1950, when he was 17-5 with a 3.69 earned run average for the Marshall Browns of the old East Texas League. Hyde, who was born in Van Buren, Ark., spent his post-baseball days living in Oklahoma City, where he founded Hyde Auto Service at NW 12 and May Avenue. An avid golfer who followed the OU football team and Oklahoma City Thunder. *Mark Merveldt, 57, of Yukon was a cattle buyer and commodity trader. As a youngster, he excelled at wrestling. He was the first state champion in Okarche High School history, winning the Class 2A title at 123 pounds in 1974. Merveldt continued to compete in the intramural program at Oklahoma State, where he was selected All-University wrestler three consecutive years. An avid outdoorsman. *Rex Privett, 89, of Norman played football and basketball at Pawnee High School. Privett was the point guard on the Black Bears' Class B state championship basketball team in 1941. The World War II veteran was a rancher and worked in government, including 16 years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. *Lori Bundy, 54, of Owasso was a baseball mom. She volunteered to work the Owasso High School baseball concession stand and, as mothers do, likely offered an ear after bad games and attaboys after good games. Bundy's sons, former Oklahoma prep stars Dylan Bundy and Bobby Bundy, are pitchers in the Baltimore Orioles organization. *Bob Condren, 93, of Oklahoma City spent 35 years in education, the last 25 as an elementary school principal. The Muldrow High graduate served in the Army Air Corps during World War II before lettering in football, basketball and baseball at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was one of the first English teachers in Southeast High School history as well as an assistant coach in several sports. Condren later served as the Spartans' head basketball coach (1951-52) and head football coach (1952-56). After retiring in 1982, he was a longtime member of the Oklahoma City Seniors Golf Association. *Caleb Garrison, 35, of Edmond played baseball at Edmond North High School. He competed in motocross for 10 years, before working in the industry as a regional sales manager for competition apparel. *Bill Hatley, 70, of Del City was a former insurance agent who excelled in golf and bowling. He had two aces in golf and owned five rings for rolling perfect 300 games in bowling. Hatley also coached in youth bowling leagues. *Lucille Irvin Bradford, 88, of Oklahoma City played basketball and tennis as a high schooler in her native Arkansas. ... Jack O'Toole, 89, of Oklahoma City played high school soccer and basketball in his native Minnesota. ... Jack Simmons, 92, of Cashion played high school basketball at Kingfisher. ... J.D. Olds, 79, of Duncan quarterbacked the Midwest City Bombers. ... Connie Glenn, 67, of Walters played and coached girls fast-pitch softball. ... Clyde Landis, 83, wrestled at Ponca City High School.
WASHINGTON — Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team. It doesn't matter to him that at least 28 high schools and 20 colleges have made the switch in recent years. Or that the Redskins call Washington their home and even the president has suggested changing the team name. Snyder cheered for the Redskins as a kid and now that he's in control...
Author: In Redskins flap, only the fans can force a name change
BY TIM WENDEL | Nov 30, 2013WASHINGTON — Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team. It doesn't matter to him that at least 28 high schools and 20 colleges have made the switch in recent years. Or that the Redskins call Washington their home and even the president has suggested changing the team name. Snyder cheered for the Redskins as a kid and now that he's in control even National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell cannot sway him from this growing public-relations storm. The myth that sports owners are true stewards for the game went out the window forever when baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers and San Francisco Giants left New York for more lucrative markets on the West Coast. “When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958, it marked the era of disloyal teams and changed the sports world forever,” says economist Andrew Zimbalist. But at least O'Malley and his cohort, the Giants' Horace Stoneman, believed they could make even more money in California. One cannot be certain what Snyder's logic is. Part of it may be he's a successful stubborn businessman who doesn't like to be told what to do, even if the commissioner is whispering words of wisdom in his ear. We also know Snyder is a lifelong fan of this particular team. He grew up rooting for the Redskins, and only the Redskins, and that makes a name change on his watch much more problematic. Of course, we've always had owners who bordered upon being megalomaniacs. Al Davis, Marge Schott and George Steinbrenner come to mind. But at least they understood that you always needed the common folk coming through the turnstiles. You had to keep them on board. Snyder would be in for a financial windfall if he did change the name to the Americans, Warriors or even the Bravehearts, a nickname that his neighbor recently filed a patent on. Not only would the owner be seen as a local hero but think of all the new merchandise he could sell. Yet Snyder refuses to go down that path. He told USA Today that he'd never switch and then told the newspaper to put his response in capital letters. Through it all, the ones caught in the middle are the fans. Many of them still wear the ‘Skins gear and come out in droves for the team. Despite only four playoff appearances since 1993, Washington's football team remains the top ticket in the Washington area. The attention the Redskins receive eclipses anything basketball's Wizards or hockey's Capitals can muster. Until that shifts, at least in part, one wonders if there will be much movement on the nickname front. For when Snyder gazes upon another full house at FedEx Field, where his football team plays its home games, he sees thousands wearing Redskins jerseys and jackets, caught up as much in the outcome as he is. That makes it easy to ignore common sense and even common decency that no team should be called the Redskins — a name that some regard as a racial slur — in this day and age. So, good luck with Goodell working the back channels, sports journalists refusing to use the moniker in their stories or even the growing protests about the nickname when the Redskins go on the road. Ultimately, the power for change lies with the hometown fans. Imagine if they refused to wear the team logo or a significant number didn't show up for the next home game? Until the Redskins fans take a stand, perhaps one as steadfast as their owner's, this name game will remain an embarrassment to the sporting world. Wendel is the author of nine books, most recently “Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever.” He is a writer in residence at Johns Hopkins University. MCT INFORMATION SERVICES
Douglass wins District 4A-2 championship with its 30-18 triumph at Norris Field in Ada.
High school football roundup: Dameko Doddles scores twice in fourth quarter, Douglass holds off Ada
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2013Dameko Doddles scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter Friday night, and No. 3-ranked Douglass beat No. 9 Ada 30-18 in a District 4A-2 football game at Norris Field. Douglass improved to 9-1 overall and clinched the district championship with a 7-0 mark. The game was tied 18-18 when Doddles caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Patrick McKaufman; Doddles then returned an interception 55 yards for an insurance score. McKaufman had a 72-yard TD pass to Isiah Shaputis that gave the Trojans an 18-6 lead at halftime. Ada (7-3, 5-2) finished second in the district. BETHANY RALLIES BACK Bethany rallied back from a two-touchdown deficit and beat Class 3A's No. 5-ranked Cushing 20-19 on the road. Kyle Duke threw two touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder in the third quarter that gave Bethany (7-3) the winning edge. Duke added a 5-yard touchdown run, which started the Bronchos' comeback. Cushing (8-2) had a 13-0 lead after the first quarter on Gage Stallworth's 34- and 77-yard touchdown runs. SANTA FE OUTSLUGS CHOCTAW Edmond Santa Fe quarterback and OU commit Justice Hansen remained sidelined by injury, but the Wolves still rolled up 545 yards of offense in a 55-30 victory over Choctaw at Wantland Stadium. Tailback Michael Farmer ran for 5-, 36- and 2-yard touchdown runs. He also caught a 36-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Keaton Torre that gave Edmond Santa Fe a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Torre, who completed 13 of 19 attempts for 204 yards, added a 28-yard scoring pass to Cameron Westbrook. Edmond Santa Fe enters the Class 6A playoffs with a 6-4 record. Choctaw, which had four touchdown passes from Jonah Llanusa, finished 3-7. JENKS TOPS PUTNAM CITY Jenks' football powerhouse wrapped up its 22nd unbeaten regular season, walloping Putnam City 56-7 on Friday night. Class 6A's top-ranked team had 105 yards and two touchdowns rushing from Cameron Booty. Putnam City, which started the season 2-0, lost its final eight games. GUTHRIE GOES TO 10-0 District 5A-2 champion Guthrie completed a 10-0 regular season with its 45-8 rout of Northwest Classen at Jelsma Stadium. The No. 1-ranked Bluejays, who will start the playoffs next week at home, had three first-half touchdown runs from Idae Alexander. Kai Callins added a 22-yard TD run and returned a punt 41 yards for a score as Guthrie had all of its points by halftime. Northwest (3-7) avoided the shutout in the fourth quarter on Eric McGee's 65-yard touchdown pass to Fredarian Ashley. CRUSADERS ROUT STROUD Colton Lindsey threw four touchdown passes to help Christian Heritage hammer Stroud 42-7 in a Class 2A nondistrict game. Stroud (6-4) led 7-0 after the first quarter on Gage Wright's 1-yard touchdown run. Christian Heritage (7-3) answered in the second quarter with Lindsey's 4- and 15-yard TD passes to Gabe LittleJim. The Crusaders pulled away with a 28-point third quarter, which included Lindsey's 28- and 9-yard touchdown passes to Braden Mikes. Joseph Lemieux added two TD run in the third quarter. Lindsey finished 21 of 30 for 266 yards and no interceptions. JACKSON HAS 3 TD RUNS FOR MEEKER Dallas Jackson had touchdown runs of 52, 35 and 30 yards as Class 2A's No. 6-ranked Meeker throttled Holdenville, 44-0. Tim Whitfield had a 2-yard touchdown run, and then returned an interception 65 yards for another score to help Meeker finish the regular season 10-0. The Bulldogs' defense forced three turnovers and held Holdenville (2-8) to 67 yards. DEL CITY BLANKS SOUTHEAST Class 5A's No. 8-ranked Del City had three touchdowns from the defense in its 67-0 whipping of Southeast. Davion Freeman returned an interception 40 yards for a score, Kindare McGlaughlin ran back a fumble 8 yards and Deonte Reed returned an interception 76 yards. The Del City defense forced seven turnovers and held the Spartans (2-8) to 15 total yards. Will Trotter and Anthony Mason added two touchdown runs each for the playoff-bound Eagles, who finished the regular season with a 7-3 record. CHARGERS QB TOO TOUGH Heritage Hall quarterback Connor McGuinnis accounted for six touchdowns, and the Chargers blitzed Star Spencer 41-0 in a District 3A-3 game at Tidwell Stadium. McGuinnis gave Heritage Hall (5-4) a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with an 8-yard run. McGuinnis then went to the air. He threw two touchdown passes each to Kevin McDaniel and Brendan Ezell. MINCO ZAPS PIONEER Class A's No. 5-ranked Minco crushed Pioneer 61-6 in a District A-3 game. Joe Mitchell accounted for three touchdowns, returning an interception 35 yards and catching 49- and 3-yard passes from Hunter Jones. Jacob Overton and Shannon Williams ran for two TDs each as Minco finished the regular season 9-1. HARMON THROWS 4 TD PASSES Matt Harman threw four touchdown passes, including two to Joe Nece, and Cashion outlasted Crossings Christian, 54-28. Harmon's scoring throws to Nece covered 68 and 24 yards. The quarterback added a 16-yard TD throw to Ryan Harrel and an 18-yarder to Dylan Kordelski as the Wildcats (8-2) pulled away with 40 points over the second and third quarters. ELSEWHERE Pryor quarterback Brennon Barth ran for 351 yards and seven touchdowns over 30 carries, leading the Tigers to a 49-21 triumph over Tulsa East Central. Pryor (7-3) ran the football 106 times for 513 total yards. Barth attempted just one pass, which fell incomplete. The Tigers blew the game open with a 36-point second quarter. ... Salina whipped Kansas 47-13 behind Kyle Johnson, who scored the Wildcats' first 15 points on a 5-yard touchdown run, 30-yard interception return and 34-yard field goal. ... Mount St. Mary had touchdown runs from Malcolm Davis, Matt Peace, Archie Brown and Matt Beardsley, and the Rockets wrapped up the season with a 27-6 win at Little Axe. ... Mikey McClung had three touchdown runs for Community Christian, which blanked Lexington, 28-0. HOW THEY FARED How The Oklahoman's No. 1-ranked high school football teams fared during Week 10: CLASS 6A No. 1 Jenks (10-0) defeated No. 6 Bixby, 56-7. CLASS 5A No. 1 Guthrie (10-0) defeated Northwest Classen, 45-8. CLASS 4A No. 1 Anadarko (10-0) defeated Elgin, 54-0. CLASS 3A No. 1 Blanchard (9-0) defeated Tuttle, 35-28. CLASS 2A No. 1 Millwood (10-0) defeated Dibble, 53-0. CLASS A No. 1 Ringling (7-1) defeated Walters, 48-6. CLASS B No. 1 Laverne (10-0) defeated No. 3 Pond Creek-Hunter, 40-6. CLASS C No. 1 Cherokee (8-0) defeated Kremlin-Hillsdale, 47-0. FROM STAFF REPORTS
Nov 7, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright makes his predictions for Friday's Week 10 games.
High school football: Week 10 picks for Friday's games
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 7, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 144-25 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,274-306 (80.6 pct.) Friday's Games City Area CUSHING 35, Bethany 14 SW COVENANT 48, Bokoshe 14 WESTMOORE 35, Broken Arrow 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Choctaw 31 LEXINGTON 28, Community Christian 24 Coyle 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Crescent 42, PAWNEE 8 Crooked Oak 44, NORTHEAST 20 CASHION 35, Crossings Christian 12 Davenport 56, GANS 8 Del City 49, SOUTHEAST 14 MILLWOOD 56, Dibble 20 Douglass 24, ADA 20 Edmond Memorial 45, PC WEST 18 CARL ALBERT 38, El Reno 13 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Guymon 20 Harrah 33, McLOUD 30 Hennessey 29, ALVA 26 Heritage Hall 42, STAR SPENCER 20 Jones 34, BRIDGE CREEK 14 Kingfisher 44, MARLOW 14 NORMAN NORTH 40, Lawton Eisenhower 22 PAULS VALLEY 28, Madill 27 Mannford 42, TECUMSEH 16 DEER CREEK 35, McGuinness 32 Meeker 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 Newcastle 42, BETHEL 6 LAWTON 35, Norman 21 GUTHRIE 49, Northwest 13 Oklahoma Christian 38, LUTHER 35 Piedmont 32, WEATHERFORD 28 MINCO 44, Pioneer 12 Purcell 34, ATOKA 7 JENKS 49, Putnam City 7 GLENPOOL 47, Santa Fe South 8 Seminole 42, CHANDLER 18 Shawnee 45, NOBLE 16 Southmoore 35, MUSTANG 32 St. Mary 28, LITTLE AXE 27 OWASSO 31, Stillwater 28 CHR. HERITAGE 30, Stroud 26 BLANCHARD 28, Tuttle 21 Washington 34, LINDSAY 28 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 44, Waurika 20 Wayne 35, MAYSVILLE 7 OKEMAH 48, Wellston 12 Class 6A TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Bartlesville 28 Bixby 31, MUSKOGEE 13 Sand Springs 28, ENID 25 SAPULPA 38, Tulsa Edison 7 Tulsa Union 49, PONCA CITY 6 Class 5A Claremore 28, GROVE 22 Collinsville 35, TAHLEQUAH 17 Coweta 40, TULSA CENTRAL 38 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 21 Lawton MacArthur 30, ARDMORE 22 McAlester 45, TULSA MEMORIAL 18 PRYOR 38, Tulsa East Central 34 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 18 Tulsa Kelley 42, SKIATOOK 28 Class 4A Anadarko 42, ELGIN 6 Cascia Hall 46, BROKEN BOW 7 Catoosa 21, OOLOGAH 20 WOODWARD 26, Clinton 22 CACHE 21, Elk City 20 SALLISAW 27, Fort Gibson 24 Miami 30, TULSA WEBSTER 10 STILWELL 24, Muldrow 20 Tulsa McLain 32, CLEVELAND 24 Wagoner 46, VINITA 12 Class 3A Beggs 37, HENRYETTA 7 METRO CHRISTIAN 17, Berryhill 10 Bristow 28, PRAGUE 7 SULPHUR 20, Dickson 16 Eufaula 27, HEAVENER 24 STIGLER 30, Idabel 6 Inola 34, KELLYVILLE 18 Jay 38, BLACKWELL 12 Locust Grove 42, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 PLAINVIEW 40, Lone Grove 12 VICTORY CHR. 49, Morris 6 PERKINS 21, Okmulgee 20 Seq. Claremore 28, DEWEY 24 LINCOLN CHR. 34, Seq. Tahlequah 28 VERDIGRIS 28, Sperry 7 CHECOTAH 27, Spiro 24 ROLAND 30, Valliant 12 HILLDALE 44, Westville 6 Class 2A Adair 34, PAWHUSKA 12 HUGO 28, ANTLERS 27 NOWATA 38, Chelsea 6 Chouteau 28, CANADIAN 20 Comanche 24, HINTON 22 Davis 44, TISHOMINGON 12 Hobart 24, FREDERICK 14 Kingston 30, COALGATE 13 Marietta 28, KONAWA 21 Mounds 28, HASKELL 27 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 CANEY VALLEY 28, Oklahoma Union 24 Pocola 24, MOUNTAINBURG, ARK. 20 KANSAS 27, Salina 22 Thomas 40, MANGUM 6 CHISHOLM 28, Tonkawa 24 HARTSHORNE 48, Wilburton 8 COLCORD 38, Wyandotte 32 Class A Apache 22, CORDELL 14 EMPIRE 40, Bray-Doyle 14 WATONGA 31, Carnegie 27 SAVANNA 42, Central Sallisaw 28 BARNSDALL 34, Depew 26 Fairview 40, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 Hollis 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Hominy 32, DRUMRIGHT 6 TEXHOMA 34, Hooker 7 Kiefer 42, MORRISON 28 Okeene 46, MOORELAND 14 Porter 28, FOYIL 20 Quinton 34, HAILEYVILLE 12 Rush Springs 28, WILSON 12 SAYRE 28, Snyder 22 ELMORE CITY 36, Stratford 28 Summit Christian 30, AFTON 28 Talihina 44, GORE 12 BEAVER 28, Turpin 16 Velma-Alma 42, HEALDTON 30 RINGLING 44, Walters 6 Warner 34, LIBERTY 12 Wynnewood 42, WEWOKA 20 Yale 24, REGENT PREP 20 Class B CAVE SPRINGS 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton at Waukomis Cyril at Central Marlow Fox 58, ALLEN 30 WETUMKA 66, Keota 20 GARBER 54, Medford 8 RINGWOOD 38, Merritt 34 Paoli 42, GEARY 14 LAVERNE 56, Pond Creek-Hunter 28 STROTHER 56, Porum 48 Rejoice Christian 56, WOODLAND 22 Seiling 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Welch 38, WATTS 32 DEWAR 54, Weleetka 20 Class C Balko 58, TYRONE 8 DC-LAMONT 34, Buffalo 24 TIPTON 56, Corn Bible 6 Gracemont 34, DUKE 28 CHEROKEE 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 0 SASAKWA 34, Maud 28 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 38 SHARON-MUTUAL 44, Shattuck 34 MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 40, Temple 28 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 BOISE CITY 56, Waynoka 6 ARKOMA 48, Webbers Falls 20 Independent TULSA NOAH 44, OKC Legion 20
SabreCats quarterback Conner Uselton throws for two touchdowns. Pierce Spead runs for 204 yards and a TD.
High school football roundup: No. 7-ranked Southmoore blitzes Choctaw
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 2, 2013Class 6A's No. 7-ranked Southmoore rolled up 431 yards of offense Friday night and helped its playoff chances with a 35-14 high school football win at Choctaw. Quarterback Conner Uselton helped give Southmoore a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 32-yard touchdown pass to Nick Scott. The SabreCats made it 14-0 in the third quarter on Uselton's 53-yard TD throw to Quindon Lewis. After Choctaw (3-6 overall, 1-5 District 6A-4) cut the gap to 14-7 on Jonah Llanusa's 80-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Shimp, Southmoore (6-3, 4-2) answered with back-to-back TD runs from Scott and Pierce Spead. Spead ran for 204 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries. Scott added 109 yards and two TDs on 13 carries. Southmoore closes the regular season next Friday against another district playoff contender, Mustang (5-4, 3-3) at Bronco Stadium. McLOUD SHOCKS ADA Joseph Wood passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more as unranked McLoud stunned Class 4A's No. 4 Ada, 33-20. Wood had a pair of 5-yard TD passes to Bryson Garcia and a 69-yarder to Will Olds. The Redskins' quarterback added 5- and 11-yard scoring runs to help his club improve its playoff chances in District 4A-2. McLoud is 5-4 overall and 3-3 in district. Ada (7-2, 5-1) will host No. 3-ranked Douglass (8-1, 6-0) next Friday for the district championship. The Cougars, who led McLoud 13-12 at halftime, had a touchdown run and pass from quarterback Cory Kilby. HAUB, NAULT SPARK KINGFISHER Kingfisher quarterback Docker Haub passed for two touchdowns and ran for one to help Class 3A's No. 2-ranked Kingfisher blast Newcastle 45-7 at Racer Field. Haub had a 9-yard TD run, and an 8-yard touchdown pass to Landon Nault, the Yellowjackets' star running back. Nault also had 2- and 3-yard TD carries as Kingfisher moved to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in District 3A-3. Newcastle (6-3, 4-1) avoided a shutout in the fourth quarter on Casey Freeman's 16-yard touchdown pass to Gavin Garner. WHITE LEADS SEMINOLE ROUT Papi White ran for 284 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries as No. 3-ranked Seminole slipped past No. 5 Cushing 20-14 in a huge District 3A-2 game. Seminole (9-0 overall, 5-0 district) scored all of its points in the first half as White scored from 9, 26 and 80 yards. He had 201 of his yards in the first half as the Chieftains threatened to make it a rout. But Cushing (8-1, 4-1) made a big comeback in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Ian Jones had a 43-yard touchdown pass to Keegan Myers and a 24-yarder to Jai Conley. DEER CREEK CLINCHES BERTH Deer Creek clinched another Class 5A playoff berth with its 59-6 victory over Northwest Classen in Edmond. Quarterback Caden Sander had three touchdown runs and one TD pass for the No. 6-ranked Antlers, who will play Bishop McGuinness next Friday for third place in District 5A-2. Marcus Coleman had 51- and 8-yard touchdown runs for Deer Creek (6-3 overall, 4-2 in district). Northwest fell to 3-6 and 2-4 and dropped out of playoff contention. JONES COASTS PAST INDIANS Clayton Sims had three touchdown passes, and Colton Story had three TD runs as Jones advanced to the Class 3A playoffs with a 47-27 triumph over Little Axe. Jones moved to 5-4 overall and 4-1 in District 3A-1. Dell Lynn had three touchdown runs for Little Axe, which fell to 3-6 and 1-4. OCS DOWNS NORTHEAST Luke Frankfurt scored three touchdowns in the first half as Oklahoma Christian School whipped Northeast 63-6 in a District 2A-2 game. Cameron James added two touchdown runs, and quarterback Thomas Qualls ran for two scores and passed for another. OCS (6-3 overall, 3-2 district) played exceptional defense, holding the Vikings (1-8, 0-5) to 94 total yards and forcing four turnovers. CHARGERS CLIP BETHEL Connor McGuinnis accounted for five touchdowns Friday night, and Heritage Hall throttled Bethel 52-13 in a District 3A-3 game. McGuinnis had touchdown runs of 7, 83, 60 and 85 yards. He added a 4-yard TD pass to Raythen Carter that helped the Chargers hold a 46-0 lead at halftime. Heritage Hall improved to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in district. Bethel fell to 0-9 and 0-5. BISON BLOW OUT BOBCATS Malcom Mitchell threw four touchdown passes, two each to Cornelius McKiver and Oliver Morey, to lead Centennial to a 42-16 victory over Star Spencer. The win moved Centennial to 5-4 overall and 2-3 in District 3A-3. The Bison will play at John Marshall (4-4, 2-3) next Thursday for a possible playoff berth STANDLEY LEADS MEEKER Quarterback Jake Standley ran for a touchdown and passed for another as Class 2A's No. 6-ranked Meeker defeated Central Sallisaw 42-10 in a non- district football game. Dallas Jackson contributed 10- and 70-yard TD runs for the unbeaten Bulldogs. Meeker (9-0) finished with 532 total yards. Central fell to 5-4. SULPHUR TRIPS PURCELL Sulphur enhanced its Class 3A playoff chances Friday night with a 27-7 rout over Purcell. Ryan Rackley scored all of the Bulldogs' touchdowns, running in from 3, 21, 1 and 9 yards. Sulphur improved to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in District 3A-4. Purcell dropped to 5-4 and 3-3. ELSEWHERE Dallas Biddle had two touchdown runs, and Craig Hofeld accounted for four TDs as Destiny Christian ripped Life Christian, 56-6. ... Quarterback Zane McElroy had a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, leading No. 10-ranked Collinsville to a 20-19 victory over No. 8 Pryor in a big District 5A-4 game. McElroy also had a 43-yard TD pass to Dylan Cook as the Cardinals (7-2 overall, 5-1 district) took over first place in the district. Pryor fell to 6-3 and 5-1. ... Class A's No. 5-ranked Minco returned two interceptions for touchdowns, and its defense surrendered just 59 yards during a 56-8 rout of winless Burns Flat-Dill City. ... Austin Carriera had four touchdown runs for Class 3A's No. 7-ranked Plainview, which beat Pauls Valley, 49-7. ... R.J. Sink had four touchdown runs, and Brandon Pollard had two touchdown passes as No. 1-ranked Anadarko hammered Weatherford 56-7 in a Class 4A game. HOW THEY FARED How The Oklahoman's No. 1-ranked high school football teams fared during Week 9: CLASS 6A No. 1 Jenks (9-0) defeated No. 6 Bixby, 45-7. Next: Friday vs. Putnam City CLASS 5A No. 1 Guthrie (9-0) defeated Bishop McGuinness, 33-7. Next: Friday vs. Northwest Classen CLASS 4A No. 1 Anadarko (9-0) defeated Weatherford, 56-7. Next: Friday at Elgin CLASS 3A No. 1 Blanchard (8-0) did not play. Next: Friday vs. Tuttle CLASS 2A No. 1 Millwood (9-0) defeated Luther, 67-14. Next: Friday vs. Dibble CLASS A No. 1 Ringling (6-1) did not play. Next: Friday vs. Walters CLASS B No. 1 Laverne (9-0) defeated Seiling, 64-14. Next: Friday vs. No. 3 Pond Creek-Hunter CLASS C No. 1 Cherokee (7-0) did not play. Next: Friday vs. Kremlin-Hillsdale FROM STAFF REPORTS
Oct 30, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Edmond North-Midwest City, Cushing-Seminole and McGuinness-Guthrie.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 9
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 30, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-29 (83.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,130-281 (80.1 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area LAWTON MAC 45, Capitol Hill 8 WESTMOORE 34, Tulsa Edison 7 Class 6A TULSA UNION JV 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 Class 5A TULSA EAST CENTRAL 31, Tahlequah 20 Class B REJOICE CHR. 58, South Coffeyville 12 Independent Cornerstone Chr. 56, COOKSON HILLS 32 Friday's Games City Area Ada 28, McLOUD 21 Alva 42, DIBBLE 30 Bethany 38, BRISTOW 20 HERITAGE HALL 56, Bethel 7 MARLOW 54, Bridge Creek 12 CASADY 31, John Marshall 28 Cashion 35, CARNEGIE 13 MEEKER 38, Central Sallisaw 14 PERKINS 28, Chandler 24 Chickasha 35, SOUTHEAST 7 Chr. Heritage 48, CROOKED OAK 42 Crossings Chr. 28, PIONEER 22 COMMUNITY CHR. 30, Dallas HSAA Davenport 44, STROTHER 14 Destiny Christian 54, LIFE CHR. 20 Douglass 27, HARRAH 17 DEL CITY 24, Duncan 20 Edmond North 13, MIDWEST CITY 10 EDMOND MEMORIAL 24, Ed. Santa Fe 20 Enid 28, STILLWATER 10 Geary 28, MACOMB 24 EL RENO 42, Guymon 14 Haskell 35, WELLSTON 20 Kingfisher 28, NEWCASTLE 21 LEXINGTON 30, Konawa 22 PUTNAM NORTH 28, Lawton Ike 12 JONES 35, Little Axe 7 MILLWOOD 45, Luther 20 GUTHRIE 34, McGuinness 14 Minco 46, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 LAWTON 45, Mustang 20 DURANT 28, Noble 27 Norman North 49, MOORE 20 OKLAHOMA CHR. 47, Northeast 18 DEER CREEK 42, Northwest 14 BERRYHILL 38, OKC Legion 17 FOX 56, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Piedmont 32, ELGIN 24 Plainview 48, PAULS VALLEY 12 Putnam City 28, MUSKOGEE 24 NORMAN 44, Putnam West 20 TECUMSEH 30, Santa Fe South 13 OKC PATRIOTS 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Shawnee 49, TULSA HALE 7 Southmoore 49, CHOCTAW 33 TUTTLE 40, St. Mary 13 CENTENNIAL 42, Star Spencer 38 PURCELL 28, Sulphur 7 HENNESSEY 35, Tonkawa 22 YUKON 49, U.S. Grant 8 CRESCENT 28, Watonga 24 WYNNEWOOD 21, Wayne 14 SW COVENANT 32, Webbers Falls 28 CARL ALBERT 56, Western Heights 8 Windsor Hills 34, COLDWATER, KAN. 30 Class 6A Bartlesville 44, PONCA CITY 13 Jenks 45, BIXBY 14 OWASSO 32, Sand Springs 28 BROKEN ARROW 56, Sapulpa 10 TULSA UNION 49, Tulsa Washington 20 Class 5A Ardmore 42, ALTUS 7 PRYOR 28, Collinsville 18 Coweta 38, CLAREMORE 28 McALESTER 44, Skiatook 13 Tulsa Central 35, GROVE 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, TULSA MEMORIAL 24 Class 4A POTEAU 42, Broken Bow 13 CLINTON 34, Cache 10 CATOOSA 28, Cleveland 14 WOODWARD 30, Elk City 13 Glenpool 28, MANNFORD 27 Oologah 28, MIAMI 24 Sallisaw 37, MULDROW 17 FORT GIBSON 32, Stilwell 17 CASCIA HALL 49, Tulsa Rogers 8 WAGONER 56, Tulsa Webster 6 TULSA McLAIN 30, Vinita 14 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 18 Class 3A MADILL 28, Atoka 7 Beggs 39, MORRIS 18 Checotah 34, EUFAULA 20 SEMINOLE 49, Cushing 42 Dewey 44, VERDIGRIS 6 Heavener 28, IDABEL 21 INOLA 30, Henryetta 22 Hilldale 35, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 17 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 OKMULGEE 32, Kellyville 10 LOCUST GROVE 34, Lincoln Christian 17 Lone Grove 28, DICKSON 22 SPIRO 30, Roland 19 METRO CHR. 34, Seq. Claremore 7 Sperry 14, BLACKWELL 6 Stigler 28, VALLIANT 7 Victory Christian 44, PRAGUE 8 ADAIR 36, Westville 6 Class 2A KINGSTON 28, Antlers 24 Caney Valley 18, CHELSEA 14 Chisholm 22, NEWKIRK 15 DAVIS 44, Coalgate 6 FREDERICK 28, Comanche 20 Commerce 36, COLCORD 21 VIAN 35, Hartshorne 14 HOBART 35, Hinton 24 Holdenville 28, MOUNDS 20 Kansas 38, HULBERT 6 WYANDOTTE 44, Ketchum 7 Lindsay 36, MANGUM 12 Nowata 44, CHOUTEAU 14 Okemah 35, STROUD 34 Panama 48, POCOLA 28 Pawhuska 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 Perry 31, PAWNEE 12 SALINA 34, Quapaw 6 MARIETTA 27, Tishomingo 20 HUGO 42, Wilburton 14 Class A Afton 38, WARNER 12 HOLLIS 34, Apache 8 KIEFER 42, Barnsdall 7 FAIRVIEW 32, Beaver 16 QUINTON 22, Canadian 6 DEPEW 28, Drumright 7 Elmore City 34, CADDO 7 VELMA-ALMA 28, Empire 27 SUMMIT CHR. 34, Fairland 12 MORRISON 42, Foyil 6 GORE 28, Haileyville 21 Healdton 24, RUSH SPRINGS 12 PORTER 24, Liberty 22 STRATFORD 32, Maysville 14 Mooreland 33, TURPIN 8 Oklahoma Bible 28, HOOKER 7 Ringling 49, BRAY-DOYLE 0 TALIHINA 29, Savanna 24 CORDELL 22, Sayre 16 OKEENE 28, Texhoma 21 Thomas 42, SNYDER 7 Wewoka 34, REGENT PREP 20 WALTERS 28, Wilson 26 HOMINY 28, Yale 24 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 12 Allen 52, PAOLI 6 Cave Springs 44, PORUM 32 MERRITT 48, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 56, STROTHER 8 Dewar 54, KEOTA 38 Laverne 60, SEILING 14 WAUKOMIS 48, Medford 22 Oaks 42, COPAN 20 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 Ringwood 48, GARBER 28 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Waurika 12 WOODLAND 42, Welch 14 Weleetka 54, BOWLEGS 6 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Boise City 28 WESLEYAN CHR. 46, Claremore Chr. 14 Corn Bible 38, DUKE 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 58, Goodwell 8 Maud 54, BOKOSHE 6 GRANDFIELD 48, Midway 8 Ryan 48, MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 44 Temple 54, GRACEMONT 8 Thackerville 58, SASAKWA 12 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 42 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 42, Waynoka 20
Oct 23, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B...
Picking Week 8's high school football games
By Scott Wright | Oct 23, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B KEOTA 48, Gans 6 DEWAR 52, Porum 8 RINGWOOD 66, Waukomis 28 Class C MIDWAY 48, Cookson Hills Chr. 34 Shattuck 52, GOODWELL 8 Friday's Games City Area Anadarko 35, PIEDMONT 28 KINGFISHER 54, Bethel 7 Bixby 28, PUTNAM CITY 25 Blanchard 42, ST. MARY 14 ARDMORE 56, Capitol Hill 8 Carl Albert 48, GUYMON 7 Casady 28, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 24 DAVENPORT 48, Cave Springs 28 MUSTANG 49, Choctaw 35 ELMORE CITY 38, Community Christian 24 Coyle 46, OAKS 6 Cashion 35, Crescent 32 Crooked Oak 48, DIBBLE 42 Del City 42, CHICKASHA 18 SHAWNEE 35, Durant 14 Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 21 El Reno 44, WESTERN HEIGHTS 13 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 28 ADA 28, Harrah 22 Hennessey 38, NEWKIRK 16 Heritage Hall 49, CENTENNIAL 38 CHANDLER 42, Kellyville 7 Lexington 28, TISHOMINGO 24 Life Christian 48, BOULEVARD CHR. 20 Luther 46, PERRY 18 ALLEN 40, Macomb 6 WASHINGTON 34, Mangum 16 Mannford 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Marlow 35, LITTLE AXE 18 DOUGLASS 38, McLoud 20 Minco 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 14 MEEKER 44, Mounds 6 Newcastle 31, JOHN MARSHALL 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 42, Norman 31 McGUINNESS 45, Northwest 12 OKC Legion 35, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 14 Oklahoma Christian 49, CHR. HERITAGE 30 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 48, Paoli 14 Pauls Valley 38, ATOKA 20 CUSHING 42, Perkins 21 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 17 BETHANY 35, Prague 14 Purcell 32, LONE GROVE 26 DUNCAN 42, Southeast 12 SAND SPRINGS 35, Stillwater 17 MAUD 44, SW Covenant 28 GLENPOOL 38, Tecumseh 10 NOBLE 40, Tulsa Hale 16 Tuttle 28, JONES 14 HOLDENVILLE 28, Wellston 21 Westmoore 35, SAPULPA 17 Wewoka 34, WAYNE 30 WINDSOR HILLS 54, Wright Chr. 12 Class 6A Broken Arrow 47, TULSA EDISON 14 JENKS 56, Muskogee 7 Owasso 28, ENID 27 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Ponca City 7 Tulsa Union 45, BARTLESVILLE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 42, Altus 10 Claremore 28, TULSA CENTRAL 13 COWETA 35, Grove 24 McAlester 40, TULSA KELLEY 28 Pryor 35, TAHLEQUAH 20 Tulsa East Central 34, COLLINSVILLE 31 Tulsa Memorial 28, SKIATOOK 17 Class 4A Catoosa 47, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 14 WEATHERFORD 35, Elgin 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Fort Gibson 21 Miami 31, VINITA 18 Poteau 38, MULDROW 7 Sallisaw 42, BROKEN BOW 12 Tulsa McLain 28, OOLOGAH 20 Tulsa Rogers 28, STILWELL 24 Wagoner 42, CLEVELAND 14 Woodward 35, CACHE 7 Class 3A BERRYHILL 45, Blackwell 8 SEMINOLE 49, Bristow 13 PLAINVIEW 42, Dickson 6 ROLAND 30, Eufaula 28 CHECOTAH 34, Idabel 12 HILLDALE 41, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 42, DEWEY 24 SULPHUR 20, Madill 13 Metro Christian 44, SPERRY 8 INOLA 34, Morris 18 Okmulgee 22, HENRYETTA 14 Seq. Tahlequah 34, JAY 28 Spiro 32, VALLIANT 6 Stigler 34, HEAVENER 8 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Verdigris 6 Victory Christian 34, BEGGS 20 LINCOLN CHR. 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 26 PAWHUSKA 35, Chelsea 14 Chouteau 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 Colcord 40, KETCHUM 16 Davis 48, KINGSTON 6 Frederick 24, HINTON 20 HARTSHORNE 34, Gore 6 Hobart 32, COMANCHE 24 Hugo 27, PANAMA 20 WYANDOTTE 38, Kansas 34 OKEMAH 28, Konawa 12 Marietta 34, COALGATE 14 ADAIR 42, Oklahoma Union 12 CHISHOLM 34, Pawnee 8 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 26 Quapaw 22, HULBERT 20 NOWATA 34, Regent Prep 16 COMMERCE 38, Salina 34 Stroud 28, HASKELL 12 Vian 48, WILBURTON 8 Class A SNYDER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 24 Caddo 30, MAYSVILLE 12 Central Sallisaw 36, CANADIAN 14 THOMAS 34, Cordell 14 YALE 30, Depew 28 RINGLING 35, Empire 14 TEXHOMA 34, Fairview 30 Foyil 28, LIBERTY 7 Hollis 42, SAYRE 6 SUMMIT CHR. 33, Hominy 14 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 24 Kiefer 56, DRUMRIGHT 6 Morrison 48, BARNSDALL 8 Okeene 50, BEAVER 6 CARNEGIE 22, Pioneer 14 AFTON 32, Porter 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Rush Springs 20 Savanna 42, QUINTON 12 Talihina 46, HAILEYVILLE 8 Tulsa NOAH 34, WATONGA 22 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 26, Turpin 12 HEALDTON 34, Walters 14 Warner 30, FAIRLAND 18 Wynnewood 40, STRATFORD 20 Class B WETUMKA 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton 48, MEDFORD 12 ALEX 60, Central Marlow 28 WATTS 44, Copan 16 Cyril 48, GEARY 12 Fox 56, WAURIKA 8 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 14 LAVERNE 52, Merritt 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 56, Seiling 6 WELEETKA 48, Strother 34 WELCH 38, Wesleyan Christian 34 Woodland 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Class C THACKERVILLE 64, Arkoma 38 Bluejacket 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 14 Buffalo 34, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Cherokee 54, TIMBERLAKE 8 DC-Lamont 52, Claremore Chr. 6 TEMPLE 56, Duke 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, CORN BIBLE 38 BOISE CITY 48, OKC Patriots 34 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 60, BALKO 38 Tipton 60, Ryan 12 Tyrone 44, WAYNOKA 16 Independent Holland Hall 28, DALLAS EPISCOPAL 27
Oct 16, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER...
High school football: Picking Week 7's games
By Scott Wright | Oct 16, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-23 (86.7 pct.) Overall record: 846-222 (79.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Bethany 31, BEGGS 28 LITTLE AXE 30, Bridge Creek 20 PERKINS 32, Bristow 24 MINCO 42, Carnegie 14 KINGFISHER 49, Centennial 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Choctaw 21 LEXINGTON 34, Coalgate 18 Cushing 42, CHANDLER 14 Davenport 46, PORUM 12 OKLAHOMA CHR. 45, Dibble 21 PURCELL 35, Dickson 28 GUTHRIE 41, El Reno 14 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 10 Hennessey 38, PAWNEE 12 John Marshall 35, BETHEL 8 BLANCHARD 42, Jones 14 Luther 38, CHR. HERITAGE 24 McLoud 28, MANNFORD 17 Meeker 45, WELLSTON 12 Millwood 56, CROOKED OAK 22 Mustang 44, PUTNAM WEST 20 Noble 30, SKIATOOK 24 ST. MARY 35, OKC Patriots 21 Okla. Christian Aca. 44, MACOMB 12 CRESCENT 32, Pioneer 16 BROKEN ARROW 42, Putnam City 20 Putnam North 49, U.S. GRANT 8 NORTHEAST 44, SeeWorth 14 TULSA KELLEY 28, Shawnee 24 ALTUS 34, Southeast 22 NEWCASTLE 35, Star Spencer 24 Stillwater 35, BARTLESVILLE 28 Sulphur 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Tuttle 30, MARLOW 27 Washington 42, COMANCHE 14 CASHION 28, Watonga 24 COYLE 48, Watts 8 DEER CREEK 48, Western Heights 6 Yukon 45, MOORE 27 Class 6A Bixby 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Enid 28, PONCA CITY 7 SAPULPA 31, Muskogee 14 Owasso 31, TULSA WASHINGTON 28 TULSA UNION 49, Sand Springs 14 Class 5A ARDMORE 28, Chickasha 13 Claremore 34, PRYOR 24 COLLINSVILLE 38, Coweta 34 LAWTON MAC 33, Duncan 13 McALESTER 42, Durant 20 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 35, GROVE 13 Tulsa Central 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Class 4A Ada 33, GLENPOOL 12 Broken Bow 21, TULSA ROGERS 20 ELGIN 35, Cache 28 POTEAU 28, Cascia Hall 27 MIAMI 27, Cleveland 24 WEATHERFORD 28, Elk City 7 FORT GIBSON 35, Muldrow 14 WAGONER 48, Oologah 21 SALLISAW 44, Stilwell 12 TULSA McLAIN 35, Tulsa Webster 7 CATOOSA 49, Vinita 12 ANADARKO 35, Woodward 14 Class 3A STIGLER 28, Checotah 24 Dewey 28, BLACKWELL 14 KELLYVILLE 21, Henryetta 20 Hilldale 34, LOCUST GROVE 31 VICTORY CHR. 49, Inola 12 Jay 35, WESTVILLE 14 Lincoln Chr. 35, KEYS (PARK HILL) 6 Lone Grove 38, MADILL 20 OKMULGEE 28, Morris 21 Plainview 47, ATOKA 7 Roland 28, IDABEL 7 Seminole 49, PRAGUE 6 Seq. Claremore 28, BERRYHILL 24 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 38, Sperry 12 Spiro 34, HEAVENER 8 EUFAULA 28, Valliant 20 METRO CHR. 49, Verdigris 3 Class 2A Adair 44, CHELSEA 8 Barnsdall 28, MOUNDS 14 NOWATA 42, Caney Valley 6 KANSAS 38, Colcord 12 Hartshorne 40, POCOLA 12 OKEMAH 28, Haskell 27 STROUD 35, Holdenville 8 SALINA 42, Hulbert 6 COMMERCE 44, Ketchum 6 Kingston 24, MARIETTA 7 OKLAHOMA UNION 28, Liberty 6 Lindsay 44, HINTON 16 HOBART 35, Mangum 12 ALVA 35, Newkirk 21 Panama 28, QUINTON 7 Pawhuska 35, CHOUTEAU 14 CHISHOLM 34, Perry 12 KONAWA 28, Tishomingo 7 Vian 40, HUGO 13 ANTLERS 42, Wilburton 22 Wyandotte 35, QUAPAW 14 Class A Afton 44, FOYIL 14 HOOKER 28, Beaver 27 TALIHINA 38, Canadian 12 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MORRISON 34, Drumright 6 Fairland 28, PORTER 7 SAVANNA 38, Gore 12 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Haileyville 7 Hominy 28, DEPEW 20 ELMORE CITY 44, Maysville 20 FAIRVIEW 32, Mooreland 28 OKEENE 34, Oklahoma Bible 22 RINGLING 42, Rush Springs 6 APACHE 44, Snyder 6 WEWOKA 34, Stratford 20 Summit Christian 45, WARNER 24 Texhoma 42, TURPIN 6 Thomas 42, HOLLIS 31 Velma-Alma 44, WALTERS 6 EMPIRE 28, Wilson 7 Wynnewood 40, CADDO 12 KIEFER 34, Yale 8 Class B Allen 48, CYRIL 8 Covington-Douglas 54, WAUKOMIS 20 Dewar 54, GANS 6 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Fox 54 ALEX 62, Geary 6 Laverne 56, GARBER 6 REJOICE CHR. 64, Oaks 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, MERRITT 38 Ringwood 52, MEDFORD 16 Seiling 44, CANTON 6 Waurika 44, PAOLI 24 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 38, Welch 22 CAVE SPRINGS 50, Weleetka 42 Wetumka 64, STROTHER 20 Class C BLUEJACKET 60, Claremore Chr. 8 TYRONE 48, Boise City 12 Corn Bible 44, TEMPLE 32 CHEROKEE 48, DC-Lamont 20 Grandfield 46, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 12 SASAKWA 38, Midway 12 Ryan 48, GRACEMONT 8 Sharon-Mutual 58, BUFFALO 12 Thackerville 54, BOKOSHE 6 Timberlake 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Tyro, Kan. Christian 34 Waynoka 42, DUKE 12 MAUD 42, Webbers Falls 28 Friday, Oct. 18 City Area Fort Worth All Saints 34, CASADY 28 DEL CITY 48, Capitol Hill 12 Clinton 42, PIEDMONT 16 Douglass 54, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 LAWTON 48, Edmond Santa Fe 45 Frederick 28, COMMUNITY CHR. 24 McGUINNESS 49, Guymon 6 Jenks 31, WESTMOORE 17 MIDWEST CITY 30, Lawton Ike 14 SW COVENANT 34, Life Christian 28 EDMOND NORTH 24, Norman North 21 CARL ALBERT 49, Northwest 8 DAVIS 34, OKC Legion 17 Southmoore 35, NORMAN 34 CROSSINGS CHR. 28, Wayne 21 DESTINY CHR. 42, Woodland 34 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 45, Tulsa Hale 12 Class B Keota 46, BOWLEGS 6 Class C BALKO 54, Goodwell 8 TIPTON 48, Hobart JV 20 Independent Dallas St. Mark's 34, HOLLAND HALL 20 Tulsa NOAH 34, DALLAS HSAA 31
The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons.
High school football: New high school football districts for 2014-2015 seasons released
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Oct 9, 2013The OSSAA board of directors approved the new football districts to be used for the 2014-15 high school seasons: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe Jenks Norman Putnam City Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Bartlesville Bixby Claremore Muskogee Ponca City Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington District 2 Choctaw Enid Lawton Lawton Eisenhower Midwest City Putnam City West Stillwater *U.S. Grant Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Chickasha Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Northwest Classen District 2 Bishop McGuinness Carl Albert Deer Creek Guthrie Guymon Piedmont Southeast Western Heights District 3 Durant McAlester Noble Shawnee Skiatook Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial District 4 *Capitol Hill Collinsville Coweta Grove Pryor Tahlequah Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison Class 4A District 1 Anadarko Cache Clinton Elgin Elk City Newcastle Weatherford Woodward District 2 Ada Bristow Glenpool Harrah McLoud Santa Fe South Tecumseh Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Cleveland Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Metro Christian Muldrow Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Central Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Cushing Heritage Hall Kingfisher Mannford Perkins-Tryon District 2 Bethany Blanchard Bridge Creek Douglass John Marshall Meeker Mount St. Mary District 3 Bethel Jones Little Axe Pauls Valley Purcell Seminole Star Spencer District 4 Comanche Dickson Lone Grove Madill Marlow Plainview Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Kellyville Lincoln Christian Tulsa Webster Verdigris Sperry District 6 Beggs Checotah Hilldale Morris Okmulgee Tulsa Rogers Victory Christian District 7 Inola Jay Keys (Park Hill) Locust Grove Sequoyah-Claremore Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Idabel Heavener Roland Spiro Stigler Valliant Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawnee Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Millwood Northeast Oklahoma Christian Wellston District 3 Dibble Frederick Hobart Lexington Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Hugo Kingston Marietta Tishomingo District 5 Chandler Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Prague Stroud Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Liberty Panama Pocola Vian Wilburton District 7 Adair Chouteau Colcord Haskell Hulbert Kansas Salina District 8 Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Pawhuska Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Burns Flat-Dill City Fairview Hooker Mooreland Sayre Texhoma Thomas District 2 Apache Carnegie Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Snyder District 3 Central Marlow Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma Wilson District 4 Community Christian Elmore City Konawa Minco Stratford Wayne Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Crossings Christian Oklahoma Bible Oklahoma Christian Academy Okeene Watonga District 6 Barnsdall Drumright Hominy Kiefer Morrison Mounds Yale District 7 Afton Fairland Foyil Ketchum Quapaw Rejoice Christian Summit Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Porter Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Kremlin-Hillsdale Merritt Pioneer Pond Creek-Hunter Ringwood Seiling Turpin Waukomis District 2 Alex Allen Bray-Doyle Cyril Geary Macomb Maud Maysville Strother Waurika District 3 Agra Davenport Depew Garber Oaks South Coffeyville Watts Welch Wesleyan Christian Woodland District 4 Arkoma Caddo Canadian Dewar Gans Haileyville Keota Porum Weleetka Wetumka Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Cherokee Goodwell Sharon-Mutual Shattuck Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Corn Bible Duke Gracemont Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Ryan Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Carney Copan Covington-Douglas Coyle Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Prue Timberlake District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Cave Springs Fox Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill will play independent schedules for the 2014-17 seasons and will not be part of the district schedule.
Oct 9, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of all the week's games, including Mustang-Edmond Memorial, Heritage Hall-Newcastle and Yukon-Edmond North.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 9, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 155-21 (88.1 pct.) Overall record: 696-199 (77.8 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area DEL CITY 28, Altus 14 STAR SPENCER 24, BETHEL 21 SOUTHEAST 35, Capitol Hill 28 MUSTANG 27, Edmond Memorial 24 YUKON 30, Edmond North 28 Kingfisher 35, JOHN MARSHALL 13 Midwest City 30, PUTNAM NORTH 14 HERITAGE HALL 28, Newcastle 27 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Putnam West 12 NORMAN NORTH 55, U.S. Grant 6 Class C Maud 48, COOKSON HILLS 8 Friday's Games City Area DAVENPORT 42, Bowlegs 6 TUTTLE 49, Bridge Creek 7 CROSSINGS CHR. 42, Carnegie 12 Casady 38, DALLAS CISTERCIAN 34 Cashion 34, MAYSVILLE 14 Chandler 38, BRISTOW 20 CROOKED OAK 36, Chisholm 30 DIBBLE 28, Chr. Heritage 21 MINCO 44, Crescent 34 Cyril 56, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 32 Deer Creek 56, GUYMON 6 Destiny Christian 58, WRIGHT CHR. 12 DOUGLASS 28, Glenpool 21 CARL ALBERT 35, Guthrie 34 WASHINGTON 35, Hinton 21 Jones 21, ST. MARY 14 Lawton 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 KINGSTON 34, Lexington 24 OKC PATRIOTS 44, Life Christian 20 CENTENNIAL 38, Little Axe 27 WAURIKA 34, Macomb 20 HARRAH 28, Mannford 24 BLANCHARD 42, Marlow 31 McGuinness 49, WESTERN HEIGHTS 6 Moore 35, LAWTON IKE 28 CHOCTAW 34, Norman 31 LUTHER 47, Northeast 7 EL RENO 28, Northwest 21 DALLAS PRIME PREP 31, OKC Legion 14 MILLWOOD 42, Oklahoma Chr. 35 LONE GROVE 35, Pauls Valley 20 Perkins 38, PRAGUE 18 HENNESSEY 35, Perry 14 Piedmont 30, ELK CITY 23 PLAINVIEW 28, Purcell 24 ADA 42, Santa Fe South 8 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, SeeWorth Aca. 12 Seminole 49, BETHANY 28 SHAWNEE 35, Skiatook 21 Stratford 20, WAYNE 8 Stroud 34, MEEKER 28 THACKERVILLE 48, SW Covenant 8 McLOUD 31, Tecumseh 13 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 12 Tulsa Washington 45, STILLWATER 42 Wellston 28, MOUNDS 20 Westmoore 45, PUTNAM CITY 24 Class 6A OWASSO 28, Bartlesville 21 JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 SAND SPRINGS 31, Ponca City 14 BIXBY 30, Sapulpa 20 Tulsa Edison 35, MUSKOGEE 29 Tulsa Union 49, ENID 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 18 Collinsville 31, TULSA CENTRAL 27 Lawton MacArthur 47, CHICKASHA 20 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 Pryor 33, GROVE 17 COWETA 35, Tahlequah 28 CLAREMORE 34, Tulsa East Central 22 DURANT 17, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A CLINTON 28, Anadarko 22 Broken Bow 28, STILWELL 27 Cascia Hall 31, MULDROW 17 OOLOGAH 24, Cleveland 20 WOODWARD 27, Elgin 20 WAGONER 42, Miami 12 FORT GIBSON 28, Poteau 27 CATOOSA 34, Tulsa McLain 24 SALLISAW 40, Tulsa Rogers 13 VINITA 29, Tulsa Webster 22 Weatherford 28, CACHE 24 Class 3A SULPHUR 34, Atoka 8 Berryhill 36, SPERRY 12 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Blackwell 6 Cushing 42, HENRYETTA 14 SPIRO 20, Eufaula 14 CHECOTAH 35, Heavener 26 Hilldale 34, LINCOLN CHR. 27 VALLIANT 28, Idabel 21 BEGGS 41, Inola 28 MORRIS 28, Kellyville 21 VIAN 48, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 38, JAY 17 Madill 28, DICKSON 27 Metro Christian 35, DEWEY 8 VICTORY CHR. 45, Okmulgee 16 Seq. Tahlequah 50, WESTVILLE 7 Stigler 28, ROLAND 21 TULSA NOAH 31, Verdigris 20 Class 2A PANAMA 27, Antlers 24 DEPEW 28, Caney Valley 20 Chelsea 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 26 ADAIR 34, Chouteau 20 LINDSAY 38, Comanche 22 Commerce 40, HULBERT 6 Frederick 16, MANGUM 14 Hugo 34, HARTSHORNE 31 KANSAS 42, Ketchum 20 Konawa 31, COALGATE 14 DAVIS 55, Marietta 12 TONKAWA 28, Newkirk 27 Nowata 35, PAWHUSKA 18 Okemah 35, HOLDENVILLE 20 ALVA 28, Pawnee 7 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 20 COLCORD 21, Quapaw 14 WYANDOTTE 22, Salina 14 HASKELL 24, Tishomingo 16 Class A Afton 48, LIBERTY 6 Barnsdall 24, DRUMRIGHT 12 VELMA-ALMA 42, Bray-Doyle 6 APACHE 40, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 WEWOKA 30, Caddo 14 WYNNEWOOD 36, Elmore City 16 Empire 34, HEALDTON 24 Fairview 30, HOOKER 14 FAIRLAND 26, Foyil 22 WARNER 32, Haileyville 8 Kiefer 40, HOMINY 6 Mooreland 28, BEAVER 22 Morrison 34, YALE 20 Okeene 42, TURPIN 7 TEXHOMA 34, Oklahoma Bible 20 SUMMIT CHR. 48, Porter 8 Quinton 28, GORE 18 Ringling 56, WILSON 6 Savanna 38, CANADIAN 20 CORDELL 28, Snyder 27 Talihina 41, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Thomas 48, SAYRE 8 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Walters 14 Watonga 38, PIONEER 18 Class B Alex 56, ALLEN 38 RINGWOOD 44, Canton 20 Central Marlow 56, GEARY 12 WELEETKA 48, Gans 14 POND CREEK-HUNTER 60, Garber 22 Keota 48, PORUM 16 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Medford 24 Merritt 44, SEILING 40 FOX 58, Paoli 22 Rejoice Christian 54, WATTS 8 BLUEJACKET 48, South Coffeyville 36 Strother 44, CAVE SPRINGS 30 LAVERNE 56, Waukomis 12 Wetumka 66, DEWAR 50 Woodland 44, OAKS 38 Class C Arkoma 48, MIDWAY 14 SHATTUCK 54, Balko 50 TIMBERLAKE 52, Boise City 22 Bokoshe 36, BOULEVARD CHR. 32 Buffalo 56, GOODWELL 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 60, Carnegie JV 12 Cherokee 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 16 RYAN 28, Duke 22 CORN BIBLE 48, Gracemont 8 Kremlin-Hillsdale 44, TYRONE 6 Tipton 62, GRANDFIELD 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 56, WAYNOKA 8 DC-LAMONT 64, Wesleyan Chr. 12 Independent FT. WORTH All SAINTS 44, Holland Hall 20 Saturday, Oct. 12 Independent OSD 42, Iowa Deaf 34
Oct 2, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-McGuinness, Deer Creek-El Reno and Norman North-Yukon.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 5 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 2, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 541-178 (75.2 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chickasha 41, CAPITOL HILL 13 LAWTON 42, Choctaw 28 OKC PATRIOTS 46, Cookson Hills 42 Destiny Christian 52, MAUD 48 EDMOND SANTA FE 48, Mustang 42 TULSA MEMORIAL 20, Noble 17 MOORE 35, Putnam North 34 Class B RINGWOOD 48, Covington-Douglas 44 Independent OSD 56, Arkansas Deaf 40 WRIGHT CHR. 60, Rejoice Chr. JV 38 Friday's Games City Area Ada 42, TECUMSEH 14 Arkoma 52, SW COVENANT 38 Bethany 41, PERKINS 30 Blanchard 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 PIEDMONT 28, Cache 27 Carl Albert 42, McGUINNESS 34 Casady 28, ST. MARK'S 24 Cashion 35, PIONEER 14 NEWCASTLE 28, Centennial 20 HENNESSEY 28, Chisholm 14 COYLE 54, Copan 6 CRESCENT 44, Crossings Chr. 30 Davenport 56, DEWAR 54 Davis 42, LEXINGTON 12 Del City 45, ARDMORE 28 Dickson 28, PAULS VALLEY 27 Douglass 34, MANNFORD 20 Drumright 22, WELLSTON 18 Edmond Memorial 30, NORMAN 24 DEER CREEK 38, El Reno 20 Fox 56, MACOMB 6 NORTHWEST 28, Guymon 14 GLENPOOL 37, Harrah 24 Heritage Hall 35, JOHN MARSHALL 28 Jones 34, BETHEL 14 EDMOND NORTH 35, Lawton Ike 6 TIMBERLAKE 54, Life Christian 8 TUTTLE 35, Little Axe 7 Luther 44, CROOKED OAK 38 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Meeker 30, OKEMAH 26 Millwood 49, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 24 Minco 42, WATONGA 22 WESTMOORE 45, Muskogee 16 Norman North 41, YUKON 38 DIBBLE 34, Northeast 21 ALEX 54, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Oklahoma Chr. 38, TULSA NOAH 24 CHANDLER 34, Prague 20 Purcell 35, MADILL 21 Putnam City 44, TULSA EDISON 30 McALESTER 47, Shawnee 42 LAWTON MAC 42, Southeast 14 Southmoore 37, PUTNAM WEST 20 MARLOW 40, St. Mary 24 KINGFISHER 42, Star Spencer 20 TULSA UNION 35, Stillwater 24 MIDWEST CITY 56, U.S. Grant 8 Washington 35, HOBART 21 Wayne 21, CADDO 12 GUTHRIE 49, Western Heights 12 Class 6A BROKEN ARROW 42, Bixby 21 Enid 38, TULSA WASHINGTON 34 Jenks 56, SAPULPA 14 Owasso 48, PONCA CITY 7 BARTLESVILLE 35, Sand Springs 28 Class 5A Claremore 28, TAHLEQUAH 21 Coweta 44, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 42 Duncan 31, ALTUS 27 TULSA KELLEY 33, Durant 26 COLLINSVILLE 27, Grove 17 Tulsa Central 22, PRYOR 20 SKIATOOK 34, Tulsa Hale 16 Class 4A Catoosa 42, MIAMI 28 Clinton 44, ELGIN 20 ANADARKO 48, Elk City 19 Fort Gibson 36, BROKEN BOW 13 Oologah 32, TULSA WEBSTER 12 CASCIA HALL 28, Sallisaw 24 POTEAU 38, Stilwell 14 MULDROW 34, Tulsa Rogers 22 CLEVELAND 35, Vinita 32 Wagoner 40, TULSA McLAIN 21 WEATHERFORD 24, Woodward 21 Class 3A Beggs 44, OKMULGEE 12 Cushing 42, BRISTOW 28 SPERRY 24, Dewey 21 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 20 MORRIS 21, Henryetta 20 HILLDALE 42, Inola 35 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 34, Keys (Park Hill) 14 Lincoln Christian 38, JAY 24 Lone Grove 42, ATOKA 14 Metro Christian 48, BLACKWELL 7 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 30, HEAVENER 13 Seminole 49, SEQ. CLAREMORE 35 Spiro 40, IDABEL 12 CHECOTAH 34, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 31, Verdigris 14 Victory Christian 49, KELLYVILLE 6 LOCUST GROVE 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Adair 28, NOWATA 21 Alva 35, PERRY 14 NEWKIRK 27, Chelsea 13 TISHOMINGO 14, Coalgate 7 SALINA 28, Colcord 18 Hartshorne 30, PANAMA 28 HASKELL 21, Holdenville 20 Hugo 42, POCOLA 20 COMMERCE 24, Kansas 21 Kingston 21, KONAWA 18 Lindsay 37, FREDERICK 14 COMANCHE 28, Mangum 21 STRATFORD 20, Marietta 14 STROUD 35, Mounds 7 CHOUTEAU 28, Oklahoma Union 14 Pawhuska 28, CANEY VALLEY 20 KETCHUM 30, Quapaw 16 Regent Prep 35, WILBURTON 14 Tonkawa 28, PAWNEE 21 Vian 44, ANTLERS 20 Wyandotte 28, HULBERT 7 Class A THOMAS 48, Apache 20 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 25, Beaver 13 CORDELL 28, Carnegie 21 Central Sallisaw 30, QUINTON 12 Gore 32, CANADIAN 16 KIEFER 54, Depew 20 Fairland 28, LIBERTY 14 SAVANNA 36, Haileyville 16 RINGLING 34, Healdton 20 Hollis 44, SNYDER 12 MORRISON 22, Hominy 14 OKEENE 35, Hooker 6 WYNNEWOOD 42, Maysville 28 Rush Springs 30, BRAY-DOYLE 13 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 16 Summit Christian 48, FOYIL 14 Talihina 42, UNION CHR. (ARK.) 20 Texhoma 35, MOORELAND 21 FAIRVIEW 28, Turpin 8 Velma-Alma 40, WILSON 14 EMPIRE 38, Walters 22 Warner 30, PORTER 12 ELMORE CITY 28, Wewoka 27 Yale 34, BARNSDALL 14 Class B Allen 34, GEARY 20 Cave Springs 44, GANS 32 Laverne 56, MEDFORD 6 Merritt 42, CANTON 20 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 44, Oaks 38 CENTRAL MARLOW 40, Paoli 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 56, WAUKOMIS 24 WETUMKA 58, Porum 20 GARBER 54, Seiling 20 Strother 56, BOWLEGS 8 WOODLAND 40, Watts 22 CYRIL 48, Waurika 28 Welch 28, SASAKWA 20 KEOTA 50, Weleetka 40 Class C Balko 42, BUFFALO 22 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 44, Claremore Chr. 20 WAYNOKA 56, Goodwell 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 Midway 44, BOKOSHE 20 CHEROKEE 58, Mount View-Gotebo 12 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 22 Sharon-Mutual 56, BOISE CITY 30 Thackerville 48, WEBBERS FALLS 24 Tipton 60, DUKE 6 SHATTUCK 48, Tyrone 14 BLUEJACKET 56, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Independent Holland Hall 35, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Saturday, Oct. 5 City Area LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 34, Community Chr. 30 OKC Legion 38, AFTON 24
Sep 25, 2013
Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Carl Albert-Deer Creek, Edmond Santa Fe-Southmoore and Kingfisher-Heritage Hall.
Week 4 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 137-46 (74.9 pct.) Overall record: 391-152 (72.0 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area Chr. Heritage 35, NORTHEAST 14 STAR SPENCER 34, John Marshall 30 PUTNAM CITY 28, Sapulpa 21 Class C Shattuck 54, BUFFALO 38 Independent REGENT PREP 48, Cookson Hills 38 Friday's Games City Area Bethel 28, CENTENNIAL 22 Blanchard 42, LITTLE AXE 20 ST. MARY 21, Bridge Creek 20 DUNCAN 35, Capitol Hill 14 BETHANY 34, Chandler 30 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Chr. 12 Coyle 44, WELCH 24 Crescent 45, CARNEGIE 16 OKLAHOMA CHR. 35, Crooked Oak 22 CASADY 31, Dallas Greenhill 24 CARL ALBERT 28, Deer Creek 21 Destiny Christian 48, CORN BIBLE 22 Dibble 44, LUTHER 42 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM NORTH 13 Edmond Santa Fe 45, SOUTHMOORE 38 WAYNE 28, Elmore City 24 WASHINGTON 34, Frederick 12 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 36, Geary 28 Glenpool 38, McLOUD 35 Guthrie 50, GUYMON 6 MEEKER 30, Haskell 20 Kingfisher 34, HERITAGE HALL 28 Lawton 35, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 DEL CITY 44, Lawton Mac 38 Lexington 28, MARIETTA 12 PAOLI 24, Macomb 8 Marlow 48, JONES 42 McAlester 42, NOBLE 21 McGuinness 24, EL RENO 13 NORMAN NORTH 30, Midwest City 28 CASHION 35, Minco 32 Moore 41, U.S. GRANT 12 TUTTLE 35, Newcastle 28 Norman 34, MUSTANG 30 Northwest 41, WESTERN HEIGHTS 20 MILLWOOD 52, OKC Legion 20 PURCELL 30, Pauls Valley 22 SEMINOLE 46, Perkins 31 WOODWARD 28, Piedmont 21 STILLWATER 27, Ponca City 17 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam West 35 HARRAH 30, Santa Fe South 14 ARDMORE 38, Southeast 20 Stroud 48, WELLSTON 20 SW Covenant 44, MIDWAY 16 DOUGLASS 42, Tecumseh 12 SHAWNEE 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 HENNESSEY 34, Tulsa NOAH 24 Watonga 28, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 DAVENPORT 50, Weleetka 44 Westmoore 35, BIXBY 28 Windsor Hills 38, LIFE CHRISTIAN 22 OKC PATRIOTS 34, Wright Christian 20 Yukon 42, LAWTON IKE 21 Class 6A ENID 28, Bartlesville 24 Broken Arrow 41, MUSKOGEE 17 JENKS 55, Tulsa Edison 15 Tulsa Union 34, OWASSO 24 Tulsa Washington 35, SAND SPRINGS 27 Class 5A CHICKASHA 28, Altus 19 CLAREMORE 31, Collinsville 27 COWETA 35, Pryor 28 DURANT 17, Skiatook 14 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 21 Tulsa East Central 21, TULSA CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Kelley 35, TULSA HALE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 44, CACHE 24 Cascia Hall 38, STILWELL 12 WAGONER 34, Catoosa 28 ELK CITY 28, Elgin 27 Fort Gibson 33, TULSA ROGERS 20 ADA 27, Mannford 17 BROKEN BOW 38, Muldrow 15 Poteau 28, SALLISAW 24 Tulsa McLain 35, MIAMI 14 CLEVELAND 27, Tulsa Webster 7 OOLOGAH 22, Vinita 14 CLINTON 41, Weatherford 28 Class 3A DICKSON 28, Atoka 14 Berryhill 42, DEWEY 20 VERDIGRIS 14, Blackwell 12 Checotah 34, ROLAND 28 VALLIANT 27, Heavener 14 EUFAULA 28, Idabel 6 HILLDALE 35, Jay 7 BEGGS 42, Kellyville 12 Keys (Park Hill) 28, WESTVILLE 16 Lincoln Christian 31, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 24 Locust Grove 30, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21 PLAINVIEW 34, Madill 14 Metro Christian 48, PAWHUSKA 14 BRISTOW 21, Morris 17 INOLA 20, Okmulgee 14 CUSHING 42, Prague 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 36, Sperry 20 Stigler 31, SPIRO 24 Sulphur 28, LONE GROVE 14 Victory Christian 45, HENRYETTA 12 Class 2A Alva 38, CHISHOLM 18 HARTSHORNE 44, Antlers 14 ADAIR 50, Caney Valley 20 Chouteau 24, CHELSEA 20 Commerce 34, WYANDOTTE 14 Hinton 28, MANGUM 8 Hobart 48, LINDSAY 44 HUGO 28, Holdenville 24 Colcord 24, Hulbert 14 Kansas 30, QUAPAW 12 SALINA 28, Ketchum 22 DAVIS 42, Konawa 20 Nowata 35, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 Okemah 46, MOUNDS 12 WILBURTON 28, Panama 24 Pawnee 20, NEWKIRK 14 TONKAWA 28, Perry 21 VIAN 42, Pocola 12 Savanna 35, COALGATE 20 KINGSTON 21, Tishomingo 20 Class A Afton 30, FAIRLAND 20 HOMINY 21, Barnsdall 12 TEXHOMA 48, Beaver 22 WALTERS 21, Bray-Doyle 20 THOMAS 42, Burns Flat 14 STRATFORD 28, Caddo 7 Canadian 20, HAILEYVILLE 6 HOLLIS 42, Cordell 21 YALE 24, Drumright 8 Empire 20, RUSH SPRINGS 14 OKEENE 23, Fairview 7 WARNER 35, Foyil 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Gore 14 Hooker 40, TURPIN 12 Kiefer 30, PORTER 8 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 28, Liberty 7 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 27, Mooreland 16 Morrison 42, DEPEW 16 SNYDER 22, Pioneer 20 TALIHINA 49, Quinton 28 Ringling 35, VELMA-ALMA 20 APACHE 32, Sayre 14 Wewoka 28, MAYSVILLE 19 HEALDTON 21, Wilson 14 Class B Alex 56, WAURIKA 12 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Canton 34 ALLEN 40, Central Marlow 34 FOX 48, Cyril 8 Dewar 56, BOWLEGS 6 PORUM 48, Gans 24 Garber 62, MERRITT 42 Keota 56, STROTHER 40 POND CREEK-HUNTER 52, Medford 8 Rejoice Christian 60, COPAN 6 LAVERNE 48, Ringwood 8 South Coffeyville 46, WATTS 16 SEILING 66, Waukomis 50 Wetumka 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Woodland 38, AGRA 34 Class C Bluejacket 54, DC-LAMONT 38 Boise City 48, GOODWELL 20 WEBBERS FALLS 44, Bokoshe 26 Cherokee 56, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 12 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Gracemont 8 THACKERVILLE 64, Maud 54 TIPTON 56, Mount View-Gotebo 12 ARKOMA 48, Sasakwa 24 RYAN 42, Temple 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 46, Timberlake 42 BALKO 66, Waynoka 30 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Irving Cistercian 21 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 36, Kansas Deaf 12
Network announcers A list of sportscasters with Oklahoma ties who have worked on the national network level: Troy Aikman, Henryetta High School, OU quarterback — Fox. John Anderson, Tulsa's KOTV-6, KTUL-8 — ESPN. Dave Armstrong, former Tulsa resident — ESPN, Fox Sports. Skip Bayless, Northwest Classen High School — ESPN. Dean Blevins, OU quarterback, KOCO-5, KWTV-9 — ESPN, ABC, CBS. Brian...
Sports media: Several sportscasters with Oklahoma ties have worked on the national network level
BY MEL BRACHT Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 23, 2013Network announcers A list of sportscasters with Oklahoma ties who have worked on the national network level: Troy Aikman, Henryetta High School, OU quarterback — Fox. John Anderson, Tulsa's KOTV-6, KTUL-8 — ESPN. Dave Armstrong, former Tulsa resident — ESPN, Fox Sports. Skip Bayless, Northwest Classen High School — ESPN. Dean Blevins, OU quarterback, KOCO-5, KWTV-9 — ESPN, ABC, CBS. Brian Bosworth, OU linebacker — TBS. Larry Burnett, TU graduate — ESPN. Skip Caray, Tulsa Oilers announcer — TBS. Joe Carter, Millwood High School — ESPN. P.J. Carlesimo, Thunder coach — TNT, FSN. Bob Carpenter, Tulsa Oilers, OU basketball — ESPN, CBS, USA, NBC. Walter Cronkite, OU football announcer — CBS News anchor. Stacey Dales, OU basketball guard — ESPN, NFL Network. Steve Davis, OU quarterback — ABC, CBS, FSN Becky Dixon, KTUL-8 — ABC's “Wide World of Sports.” Jimmy Dykes, OSU assistant basketball coach — ESPN, ABC Ron Franklin, KJRH-2 — ESPN, ABC. Doug Gottlieb, OSU basketball guard, WWLS — ESPN, CBS Sports Network, CBS. Curt Gowdy, KOMA, OU football, OSU basketball; Oklahoma City Indians — ABC, NBC. Chris Harrison, OCU graduate, KWTV-9 — ABC, host of “The Batchelor,” “The Batchelorette.” Jimmy Johnson, OSU football coach — Fox. Stacey King, OU basketball player — WGN. Bill Land, Tulsa Cable, KRMG-AM 740 — FSN. Nancy Lieberman, Thunder studio analyst — ESPN. Chris Lincoln, KTUL-8, Winner Communications — ESPN. Liam McHugh, KOKH-25 — NBC, NBC Sports. Jeff Medders, KJRH-2, Winner Communications — ESPN. Larry Merchant, OU graduate — HBO. Mark Neely, Tulsa Drillers — ABC, ESPN Dari Nowkhah, OU graduate, Tulsa's KOTV-6 — ESPN, ESPNU. Sean O'Grady, Oklahoma City boxer — USA Network, FSN. Ross Porter, Shawnee, WKY Radio, WKY-TV — NBC. Gary Reasons, Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz coach — FSN. Ted Robinson, Oklahoma City hockey — NBC. Mark Schwarz, KOTV-6 — ESPN. Joe Simpson, OU baseball player — TBS. Michele Smith, OSU softball player — ESPN. Bob Stevens, KOTV-6 — ESPN. Barry Switzer, OU football coach — Fox. Spencer Tillman, OU running back — CBS. Ron Thulin, Southern Nazarene graduate, KTVY-4 — FSN, ESPN, ABC, TBS, TNT. Steve Zabriskie, KTUL-8 — ESPN, ABC and CBS. John Walls, KGRH-2, KOTV-6, KTUL-8 — FSN. Bud Wilkinson, OU football coach — ABC, ESPN
Sep 18, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of the Week 3 games.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 3
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 18, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 125-55 (69.4 pct.) Overall record: 254-106 (70.6 pct.) Thursday City Area BRIDGE CREEK 45, Anadarko JV 6 PUTNAM CITY 42, Choctaw 35 JOHN MARSHALL 30, Crooked Oak 27 St. Mary 28, NORTHEAST 14 Class 4A Poteau 28, Tulsa Webster 7 Class A CADDO 34, Durant JV 16 TALIHINA 36, Sallisaw JV 12 Class C BLUEJACKET 50, Cookson Hills 8 Friday City Area Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 30 MADILL 20, Bethel 16 Capitol Hill 28, TULSA ROGERS 12 Cashion 42, LUTHER 38 Centennial 22, U.S. GRANT 14 Chandler 35, HARRAH 28 Chr. Heritage 34, LINCOLN CHR. 17 DESTINY CHR. 48, Community Chr. 28 REJOICE CHR. 44, Coyle 36 CASADY 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 WETUMKA 50, Davenport 44 Davis 29, HERITAGE HALL 28 Dibble 44, EMPIRE 40 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 14 DEER CREEK 35, Edmond Memorial 34 Edmond Santa 28, EDMOND NORTH 13 Guthrie 31, ENID 21 KINGFISHER 35, Hennessey 28 PURCELL 30, Lexington 16 Lindsay 27, PAULS VALLEY 23 CENTRAL MARLOW 56, Macomb 12 SEMINOLE 49, McLoud 42 Meeker 34, WAYNE 28 Midwest City 28, DEL CITY 27 Millwood 40, ADAIR 22 Minco 42, MAYSVILLE 12 Mustang 48, STILLWATER 42 BLANCHARD 35, Newcastle 24 Noble 28, EL RENO 21 Norman 27, YUKON 24 WOODWARD 28, Northwest 21 OKC Legion 32, TULSA HALE 20 OKC Patriots 26, SUNRISE CHR., KAN. 22 ALLEN 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 34 Oklahoma Christian 27, JONES 21 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 20 PUTNAM NORTH 48, Putnam West 20 SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 12 CLINTON 49, Southeast 21 Southmoore 34, MOORE 21 DOUGLASS 28, Star Spencer 14 Tecumseh 28, LITTLE AXE 24 Tuttle 46, ELGIN 16 PERKINS 30, Verdigris 22 Washington 21, BETHANY 20 WINDSOR HILLS 42, Watts 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 CRESCENT 48, Wellston 14 PIEDMONT 35, Western Heights 22 Westmoore 37, NORMAN NORTH 34 Wright Christian 40, LIFE CHRISTIAN 38 Class 6A Bixby 28, SPRINGDALE, ARK. 21 Fayetteville, Ark. 45, MUSKOGEE 20 Lawton 49, ALTUS 14 LAWTON MAC 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 JENKS 38, Owasso 24 SAND SPRINGS 28, Sapulpa 17 BARTLESVILLE 31, Skiatook 12 TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Tulsa East Central 21 Tulsa Edison 34, ELK CITY 20 BROKEN ARROW 44, Tulsa Union 38 Class 5A Ada 21, DURANT 14 GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 28, Ardmore 21 Chickasha 21, CACHE 20 McALESTER 42, Claremore 35 OOLOGAH 28, Collinsville 24 TULSA KELLEY 31, Coweta 21 WAGONER 28, Grove 14 Hugoton, Kan. 28, GUYMON 21 Pryor 27, MIAMI 12 SALLISAW 24, Tahlequah 18 TULSA McLAIN 34, Tulsa Central 20 Tulsa Memorial 27, TULSA NOAH 17 Class 4A Anadarko 48, PERRY 8 FORT GIBSON 35, Catoosa 31 CUSHING 28, Cleveland 15 VINITA 23, Dewey 14 Glenpool 33, SPERRY 20 Locust Grove 38, STILWELL 22 Mannford 21, BRISTOW 7 BROKEN BOW 21, Metro Christian 20 VIAN 32, Muldrow 20 Class 3A ANTLERS 14, Atoka 7 Berryhill 42, KELLYVILLE 22 Chisholm 42, BLACKWELL 8 Dickson 28, TISHOMINGO 14 LONE GROVE 31, Frederick 12 Hartshorne 33, STIGLER 28 Haskell 28, SPIRO 21 Heavener 22, GORE 20 CHECOTAH 28, Henryetta 21 BEGGS 45, Hilldale 28 HUGO 37, Idabel 20 Jay 28, McDONALD COUNTY 24 Keys (Park Hill) 21, EUFAULA 20 Okemah 28, MORRIS 21 Plainview 31, VALLIANT 7 Roland 22, OKMULGEE 12 Seq. Claremore 34, INOLA 22 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 55, Seq. Tahlequah 48 Stroud 28, PRAGUE 12 MARLOW 42, Sulphur 21 KANSAS 28, Westville 8 Class 2A Chouteau 35, PORTER 14 Coalgate 28, HOLDENVILLE 14 Colcord 35, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Comanche 26, WALTERS 20 Hinton 44, SAYRE 16 ALVA 38, Hobart 28 KIEFER 33, Hulbert 12 FAIRLAND 22, Ketchum 12 CORDELL 20, Mangum 14 YALE 28, Mounds 20 NOWATA 30, Newkirk 14 Oklahoma Union 26, FOYIL 18 COMMERCE 35, Oswego, Kan. 14 Pawhuska 21, HOMINY 20 BARNSDALL 24, Pawnee 16 QUINTON 26, Pocola 20 AFTON 28, Quapaw 22 Ringling 34, MARIETTA 14 BRAY-DOYLE 34, Duke 24 Salina 30, CHELSEA 12 Tonkawa 18, FAIRVIEW 12 PANAMA 28, Warner 18 KONAWA 32, Wewoka 24 SAVANNA 36, Wilburton 20 KINGSTON 40, Wilson 12 Wyandotte 22, CANEY VALLEY 14 Class A Depew 28, CANADIAN 14 Hartford, Ark. 28, HAILEYVILLE 6 WYNNEWOOD 34, Healdton 22 Hollis 34, BEAVER 14 Liberty 14, DRUMRIGHT 8 Mooreland 21, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Okeene 48, PIONEER 20 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 HOOKER 30, San Jacinto Chr., Texas, 12 WATONGA 34, Snyder 14 RUSH SPRINGS 14, Stratford 7 Summit Christian 44, REGENT PREP 34 BOOKER, TEXAS 31, Texhoma 28 Thomas 48, CARNEGIE 14 Velma-Alma 32, ELMORE CITY 26 Class B SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Agra 22 GANS 54, Bowlegs 20 Cave Springs 42, KEOTA 38 WOODLAND 36, Copan 12 Fox 58, ALEX 50 Garber 42, CANTON 30 Laverne 54, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 Merritt 34, WAUKOMIS 20 Paoli 44, CYRIL 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 50, RINGWOOD 42 WELEETKA 42, Porum 22 Seiling 28, MEDFORD 18 DEWAR 60, Strother 54 Waurika 34, GEARY 20 Welch 44, OAKS 42 Class C MAUD 48, Arkoma 20 BALKO 56, Boise City 48 Buffalo 36 WAYNOKA 22 SW COVENANT 40, Claremore Chr. 20 DC-Lamont 54, TIMBERLAKE 34 Grandfield 44, CORN BIBLE 40 Midway 34, WEBBERS FALLS 28 Mount View-Gotebo 54, GRACEMONT 12 Rolla, Kan. 40, GOODWELL 14 Sasakwa 48, BOKOSHE 8 Shattuck 38, SOUTH BARBER, KAN. 30 Tipton 60, TEMPLE 20 SHARON-MUTUAL 52, Tyrone 28 Wesleyan Chr. 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 Independent HOLLAND HALL 28, Arlington Oakridge 21 Cornerstone Chr. 42, BOULEVARD CHR. 30 Saturday, Sept 21 Independent OSD 48, Louisiana Deaf 28 Note: Home team in CAPS
Sep 12, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In street clothes, Terrell Newby is quiet, if not a bit shy.In a Nebraska football uniform, everything changes.The Southern Mississippi defender who was on the receiving end of Newby's helmet-popping stiff arm last week can vouch for that. The play drew a personal foul and a little smile from Newby. It was, after all, right out of a video highlight of the running back Newby...
Newby is channeling his inner Payton for Huskers
ERIC OLSON, Associated Press | Sep 12, 2013LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In street clothes, Terrell Newby is quiet, if not a bit shy. In a Nebraska football uniform, everything changes. The Southern Mississippi defender who was on the receiving end of Newby's helmet-popping stiff arm last week can vouch for that. The play drew a personal foul and a little smile from Newby. It was, after all, right out of a video highlight of the running back Newby models himself after, the late Chicago Bears great Walter Payton. "He's more physical than you think he is," running backs coach Ron Brown said. "Even that penalty he got the other night, that was a physical play. Unfortunately, the guy's helmet came off and the flags came out." That might be Newby's signature play so far. Give him time. The freshman from the Los Angeles area has appeared in just two games. His third is Saturday when No. 16 UCLA (1-0), the hometown school that was his second choice, visits the 23rd-ranked Cornhuskers (2-0). Newby — who has always worn Payton's No. 34 and resembles his idol with his 5-foot-10, 185-pound frame — is part of the Huskers' three-back rotation along with Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross. His 23 carries through two games is second on the team behind Abdullah's 36. He's averaging 5.9 yards a carry and 68 a game, and he teams with Kenny Bell on kick returns. He couldn't have asked for a better start to his career. "I wanted to be able to help the team out any way I can," Newby said. "That was basically my goal coming in. I didn't want to come in with the mindset of being redshirted." That, according to Brown, was never a consideration. Newby was one of the nation's top running-back prospects last year after a second straight 2,000-yard season for Chaminade High School in West Hills, Calif. He was on Nebraska's radar early. His best high school performance was a 360-yard, eight-touchdown game last October. A week later, UCLA called to offer a scholarship. Newby grew up 15 minutes from the UCLA campus and was delighted the Bruins wanted him. But by then he already had made two visits to Nebraska and he and his parents felt Lincoln was the right place for him. "I had a good relationship with the coaching staff, I felt they brought the right guys in and I felt it was a great atmosphere here," Newby said. "I love it. I really fell in love with the guys here and the coaching staff." Newby and Brown connected quickly. Newby's dad, Terrell Newby Sr., grew up in Chicago and is a lifelong Bears fan. He passed on to his son stories about the exploits of Payton. Brown was a defensive back at Brown University in the 1970s and got to know Payton when he was in training camp with the Bears. Brown and Newby discussed Payton's inspirational work habits and attitude. Brown also sold Newby on the long tradition of running backs at Nebraska and the program's continuing commitment to the running game. "When I come in I'll be part of a legacy," Newby said, remembering what Brown told him. "It's cool to be part of that now. Ahman Green. Johnny Rodgers. There's a list of guys. Just to even be part of that, to be mentioned with them, is an honor." Brown said he knew Newby would have to contribute right away because Rex Burkhead graduated and two other running backs had transferred from Nebraska the past two years. "When we saw him in camp that first scrimmage against our varsity defense, he lit it up pretty good," Brown said. "You knew there was something special there." In the opener against Wyoming, Newby ran nine times for 47 yards during a 13-play scoring drive that gave Nebraska a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. He finished with 76 yards on 15 carries in the 37-34 win. Last week he bounced back from a fumble to break a 20-yard run at the start of the Huskers' final scoring drive in the 56-13 victory over Southern Miss. It was on that same drive he drew his penalty for pushing his left hand into Alexander Walters' facemask as he went out of bounds on a 19-yard run. "No one really said anything to me about it on the sideline," Newby said. "I just stiff-armed him like we stiff-arm the sled every day in practice. I didn't know it was going to be a personal foul." Newby said he tried to not think about the game against UCLA until this week, even though friends back home have reminded him about it since he verbally committed to the Huskers in January. UCLA coach Jim Mora said he's watched film of Newby this season and that nothing he's done has surprised him. "He's a very good player and he's going to be a great player, and we really liked him," Mora said. "He's a local kid, and we were disappointed to lose him to Nebraska, obviously. Hope he's happy there and has a lot of success — just very limited success this weekend."