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Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 28, 2015
Casady announced Monday that it ended its annual football game and other athletic competition with Heritage Hall beginning next season as the result of the new Southwest Preparatory Conference realignment.
High schools: Athletic rivalry between Casady, Heritage Hall officially ends
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 28, 2015A longstanding rivalry between neighboring private schools in Oklahoma City is no more. Casady announced Monday that it ended its annual football game and other athletic competition with Heritage Hall beginning next season as the result of the new Southwest Preparatory Conference realignment. “It's more of our true commitment to the SPC,” first-year Casady athletic director Steve McCarthy said. “It's one of those things that at this point in time our commitment to the SPC is where we're moving towards, not knowing what happens a few years from now. But even if we do come back and go to the OSSAA, I don't know that we would play Heritage Hall at that time because they would probably be 4A and we would be 2A.” The SPC is a conference based in Texas comprised of 15 private schools. Casady is the lone Oklahoma school remaining next season due to Holland Hall joining the OSSAA last year. The football game between Heritage Hall and Casady — known as the “Polo Bowl” by many — dated back 44 years and was largely dominated by Heritage Hall. The Chargers are 30-14 in the series and have won 11 of the last 12 meetings. Heritage Hall won this season's meeting, 60-21. “It's always fun to dominate your rival,” Heritage Hall coach Brett Bogert said. “You get extra bragging rights for the kids and all of that kind of stuff. They all grow up together. That's the most disappointing part, but you've got to move on, I guess.” McCarthy denied Heritage Hall's dominance as a reason to end the rivalry, but Cyclones football coach Koby Scoville said it was time for the program to move forward. “I think it's good for Casady, which is what I care about,” Scoville said. “I know rivalries are awesome and fun, but we are in the SPC and we have rivalries in the SPC — not probably known as well around the local community but at Casady they're known. “It's unfortunate, but I think it's time. We haven't given them a loss since 2009. I think it's just good for our kids.” The Chargers were ready to continue the rivalry and even said both schools had agreed upon a two-year extension contingent on the results of the realignment. “It's been a great community rivalry and event for a long time,” Heritage Hall athletic director Rod Warner said. “These guys grow up next door to each other, they go to college together and they're in business together now, so there's a lot of friendships here. It's been a great run.” Heritage Hall moved quickly Monday to replace the opening on its non-district schedule and added John Marshall for next season's opening week. “It's just a different direction down the road,” Bogert said. “One mile west instead of 1 mile south.” In a release sent to Casady's community, the school said the SPC realignment left it with eight conference opponents in 3A SPC. The larger 4A SPC only has six teams. With eight conference opponents, Casady was left with only two non-conference openings on the schedule. Instead of trying to move dates with Heritage Hall, the school chose to continue its rivalry with Holland Hall that dates back to 1961 and Dallas St. Marks that dates back to 1951. “We have enjoyed and appreciate the many years of athletic competition against Heritage Hall, and we wish them the very best in their athletic endeavors,” Head of Casady School Nathan L. Sheldon said in the release. “I am confident that the SPC's realignment will be positive for Casady School, and I look forward to the many opportunities this new structure will present.”
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 15, 2015
In 2011, Jones finished as the Class 2A state runner-up to Hennessey, the team the Longhorns play on the road Friday. This season, Jones is off to a dominant 3-0 start that is reminiscent of that special squad thanks to a stout defense.
High school football: Jones off to impressive start reminiscent of past teams
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 15, 2015JONES — A friend of Jones coach Dave Martin made an interesting observation after watching the Longhorns play Friday night. “I had a coaching buddy tell me the other day it looks a lot like the 2011 team,” Martin said. “Honestly, it's a lot of comparisons with the personnel where we were really solid at the quarterback position, we had explosive skill kids, a really great defense and physical-type guys.” In 2011, Jones finished as the Class 2A state runner-up to Hennessey, the team the Longhorns play on the road Friday. This season, Jones is off to a dominant 3-0 start that is reminiscent of that special squad thanks to a stout defense. “In 2011 our offense and defense was incredible,” four-year starter Ty Hughes said. “In 2012 it was the same thing. This year we just have a whole different attitude.” Dominant wins over Vian and Harrah certainly signal a different look with the defense. The Longhorns have allowed just 26 points — 20 of which came from Harrah — and have been scoring 38 points per game. Hughes and Martin both said the defense hasn't been nearly as physical the past two years. “The physicality part with the defense like what we had 2010, 11 and 12, a lot of resemblances,” Martin said. “There's no doubt our defense has been something that's been prideful thing here at Jones. These guys have done a great job going out and giving us opportunities to stop some really good offenses.” Martin said the Longhorns returned nine starters on defense — including Hughes, Cody Yelton, Callen Houston and David Nelson. Six of those are captains, including Hughes. “Everybody is following right behind us,” Hughes said. But even with the stout defense, the Longhorns have a renewed energy on offense behind junior quarterback Brandon George, who has already accounted for 12 touchdowns and has big, talented receivers in Sean Shaw and Rowdy Warner. A unit that has just one senior, Martin said he is pleased to see his offense perform the way it has. “We feel like it was in the making for these guys, but now they're making those plays,” he said. “I think the maturity side of it overall is a big thing.” Jones is hoping that maturity translates into a deep playoff run reminiscent of just a few years ago. “We've got to know how to win continually,” George said. “A lot of teams, they get on a streak and get a chip on their shoulder like they're the best and they don't play their hardest and get beat. That's the opposite of what we're doing.”
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA...
Week 1 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan. Central 14 CHOCTAW 28, Sapulpa 20 TULSA UNION 38, Southlake Carroll 35 DEER CREEK 34, Stillwater 27 MUSTANG 31, Yukon 20 Class 5A Altus 35, VERNON, TEXAS 20 Anadarko 45, CHICKASHA 14 Ardmore 21, ADA 20 Carl Albert 30, EL RENO 6 Fort Gibson 42, TAHLEQUAH 16 Guthrie 28, DUNCAN 24 GUYMON 21, Hugoton, Kan. 14 John Marshall 49, NORTHWEST 12 McGuinness 28, SHAWNEE 27 Miami 17, GROVE 13 Noble 21, TECUMSEH 7 SKIATOOK 42, Piedmont 10 Poteau 27, DURANT 7 WEATHERFORD 35, Southeast 20 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Kelley 20 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA CENTRAL 6 Wagoner 28, COWETA 27 Western Heights 44, U.S. GRANT 12 Class 4A Berryhill 21, GLENPOOL 17 IOWA PARK, TEXAS 28, Cache 7 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 10 SALLISAW 33, Catoosa 20 Cushing 38, BRISTOW 7 HENNESSEY 28, Elgin 6 Kingfisher 24, WOODWARD 12 McLoud 40, BETHEL 10 Metro Christian 28, TULSA NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 27, Pauls Valley 24 HARRAH 32, Seminole 28 Stilwell 36, SPIRO 31 Tulsa McLain 28, MANNFORD 6 Tuttle 34, BLANCHARD 18 BROKEN BOW 30, Valliant 8 Vinita 24, JAY 6 Class 3A Adair 48, SPERRY 8 HEAVENER 28, Atoka 24 Bethany 35, MARLOW 20 PERRY 17, Blackwell 14 Checotah 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Crooked Oak 12 NOWATA 28, Dewey 6 KINGSTON 28, Dickson 7 BEGGS 21, Eufaula 14 Henryetta 21, MORRIS 20 Idabel 42, HUGO 8 Inola 35, CHELSEA 12 Kiefer 42, KELLYVILLE 14 WESTVILLE 28, Lincoln, Ark. 24 Lone Grove 35, MARIETTA 7 TISHOMINGO 17, Madill 14 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21, Okemah 14 CHANDLER 48, Okmulgee 28 MEEKER 27, Prague 22 LINDSAY 21, Purcell 20 Sanger, Texas 42, PLAINVIEW 34 Seq. Claremore 26, PERKINS 20 HILLDALE 28, Stigler 12 Verdigris 27, PAWHUSKA 6 Victory Christian 49, KANSAS 7 Wynnewood 35, SULPHUR 12 Class 2A COLCORD 28, Afton 8 THOMAS 31, Alva 7 Antlers 21, SAVANNA12 Barnsdall 33, CANEY VALLEY 6 Central Sallisaw 17, POCOLA 14 STRATFORD 34, Coalgate 12 MINCO 44, Dibble 16 WELLSTON 22, Drumright 14 Electra, Texas 28, FREDERICK 20 WYANDOTTE 42, Fairland 12 Haskell 27, KETCHUM 22 Hobart 10, MANGUM 7 Hulbert 33, PORTER 12 Morrison 30, PAWNEE 14 Mounds 18, LIBERTY 6 CHISHOLM 28, Okeene 14 Quapaw 20, OKLAHOMA UNION 12 Oklahoma Chr. 35, RINGLING 18 Stroud 28, COMMERCE 6 LUTHER 42, Tonkawa 7 TALIHINA 45, Wilburton 16 WALTERS 35, Wilson 0 Class A Beaver 35, STANTON CO. KAN. 6 Cashion 56, YALE 6 SNYDER 28, Central Marlow 7 HOOKER 20, Elkhart, Kan. 14 ELMORE CITY 31, Empire 12 Healdton 17, WAYNE 12 Hinton 28, WATONGA 20 Hollis 30, WELLINGTON, TEXAS 17 Konawa 14, QUINTON 7 COMMUNITY CHR. 24, Okla. Christian Aca. 17 FAIRVIEW 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 CROSSINGS CHR. 34, Rejoice Christian 28 APACHE 35, Rush Springs 12 CORDELL 35, Sayre 7 BOOKER, TEXAS 28, Texhoma 21 SUMMIT CHR. 22, Warner 20 Class B Alex 56, CADDO 6 Allen 42, WETUMKA 28 Bluejacket 52, WELCH 6 ARKOMA 54, Bokoshe 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Bray-Doyle 0 WAUKOMIS 38, Buffalo 8 STROTHER 42, Canadian 12 Depew 56, HAILEYVILLE 6 OAKS 44, Gans 16 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Laverne 48, BOISE CITY 28 CYRIL 34, Life Christian 6 Merritt 40, CORN BIBLE 18 CHEROKEE 50, Pioneer 0 TIMBERLAKE 34, Ringwood 32 Sasakwa 28, MACOMB 20 SEILING 46, Sharon-Mutual 36 South Coffeyville 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 6 TURPIN 34, Tyrone 14 RYAN 30, Waurika 24 Webbers Falls 40, PORUM 12 DAVENPORT 56, Weleetka 32 DEWAR 52, Woodland 6 Class C Balko 34, MOSCOW, KAN. 6 SW COVENANT 48, Destiny Christian 34 WAYNOKA32, Duke 20 TIPTON 28, Fox 24 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Midway 38 Regent Prep 42, PRUE 8 Shattuck 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 Thackerville 38, TEMPLE 34 Wesleyan Christian 34, COPAN 12 Saturday's Games Class 3A Lincoln Christian 35, Davis 21 (at Choctaw) Jones28, Vian 13 (at Choctaw) *Home team in CAPS
Jul 20, 2015
At the collegiate level, the Big 12 assumes a lead on the topic of safety with this rule, which takes effect immediately for the 2015 season. The current NCAA model allows three contact practices in a week. A contact practice is defined as one where players are tackled to the ground. So “thud” drills, which are popular at Oklahoma State, and drills where another player wraps up another player,...
Big 12 Media Days: Conference takes lead in enhancing player safety
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Jul 20, 2015DALLAS – Dave Wannstedt, the Fox analyst and former football coach – old school football coach – shuttered at one bit of “news of the day” delivered by commissioner Bob Bowlsby from the opening of Big 12 Media Days at the Dallas Omni Hotel. The Big 12 will now limit teams to two days of contact practices per week, including game days, during the season. “The coach in me,” Wannstedt said, “my first response was, ‘Oh wow, here we go again. How are we going to get any better? We’re not going to be good at tackling. We’re not going to be as physical…’” Then, Wannstedt said, as he processed the message, considering the ongoing health concern for players amid so many concussion issues and the trends of the times, even in the NFL, where less contact is the norm, he found himself reversing from his initial reaction. “The safety of players is top priority,” Wannstedt said. “The commissioner made the point, when you look at the Pop Warner leagues, the participation is down 15 percent over the last four years. There’s only one reason for that, there are mothers and fathers who don’t want their kids out there banging heads with someone.” At the collegiate level, the Big 12 assumes a lead on the topic of safety with this rule, which takes effect immediately for the 2015 season. The current NCAA model allows three contact practices in a week. A contact practice is defined as one where players are tackled to the ground. So “thud” drills, which are popular at Oklahoma State, and drills where another player wraps up another player, but doesn’t take him to the ground, won’t count against a team’s contact practice allotment. “We believe it's the right step, and we hope it will become the national rule,” Bowlsby said during his annual address to the media. “Even if it doesn't, we think that that's the right way to conduct our practices. “It's another way in which we're a little different, but our (athletic directors) have felt strongly about it and our coaches have supported. That's our rule moving forward.” Locally, both the Cowboys and Sooners have already dialed back contact in recent years. OSU coach Mike Gundy has been somewhat of a frontrunner in promoting player safety, going so far as moving a physician up to the press box for a broader view on game days. Now the Big 12 has made a league-wide initiative toward greater player safety. During its regular season, the NFL only allows 11 days of contact over the course of 16 games. “We can certainly get by on twice that,” Bowlsby said. And if there have been any grumblings among coaches and players, they weren’t evident Monday. “I’m an aggressive guy, so it doesn’t bother me to go out there and throw my body around,” said Texas Tech defensive lineman Branden Jackson. “But the same time, I understand where they’re coming from, with everything going on with concussions and how they’re affecting players. So I respect where they’re coming from. “If it’s two times we get to hit a week, then on Saturday it’s going to be a lot harder than it was on Monday or Tuesday.” The coaches in Dallas on Monday — Kansas State’s Bill Snyder, Kansas’ David Beaty, West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen and Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury — downplayed the loss of contact days, with some having adopted similar stances previously on their own. “It’s a model that I’ve been following the past four years,” Holgorsen said. “It’s not going to restrict our practice time whatsoever. The way the model is right now is something that I’ve supported and something we’ve done at West Virginia since I’ve been here.” Still, there may be adjustments necessary at some schools and with some coaches. Same for some players, who have been raised on hard hitting regularly in practices. “It’s definitely different,” said TCU center Joey Hunt. “I grew up playing pee wee football and high school football where we had contact every day.” Said Kansas offensive lineman Jordan Shelley-Smith: “We tackled in flag football, you know? I’m really interested to see how it goes. I just didn’t think it would ever come down to that. Two days, including game days, I just don’t see what you can do with that. “Football is a contact sport. That’s what you do; you play football, you hit each other. We all signed up for it.” Former Oklahoma linebacker Teddy Lehman felt the same way, taking to Twitter to express his displeasure for the new practice limitations. “No more complaining about poor tackling if you think this is a good idea,” Lehman said. And when pushed on the subject, Lehman had more: “Tackling takes contact to practice. You wouldn’t take batting practice without a bat, would you?” Bowlsby insisted that there’s no effort to “sissify” the sport, only an emphasis on player safety and health. “We need to make it a safer game,” he said. “That doesn’t mean we need to sissify it. We all like the contact, but we need to make sure it’s a safer game in the short term and in the long term.” Concussions continue to be a major focus in football, where the NFL faces lawsuits and sad stories of aging players dealing with issues ranging from dementia to suicide. And the impact includes a trickle-down effect, to the high school level and below, with college football in between. There’s an aim on improving helmets and tackling fundamentals that remove the head and neck from impact. And limiting the opportunity for head and neck impact, through fewer contact practices, exists as another option. “A lot of people take it as they’re trying to make the game soft,” said Tech’s Jackson. “Going through college and becoming a little more educated – I hope, since I’m going to graduate in December – I notice that there’s things people want to do, like raise your kids and throw the football around with them later in life. “So anything they can do to help our game become safer, I’m all for it.”
Jun 4, 2015
Ammendola — a kicker from North Penn High School about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia — will join the Cowboys as a preferred walk-on this summer
Oklahoma State-bound Matt Ammendola plans on being more than just trick-shot specialist for Cowboys
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Jun 4, 2015He calls it the “spin kick” and it’s like something out of a Harlem Globetrotters’ playbook for high school football. The ball rests on its side and is spun backward with one foot, then forward with the other, forcing it to rotate on one point like a high-speed top. With a running start, he launches the free-spinning leather 45 yards through a pair of field goal posts. You can watch Matt Ammendola — a kicker from North Penn High School about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia — master the spin kick in a Bleacher Report video that’s been viewed more than 25,000 times on its website. “I just like to be creative and mess around with new kicks,” Ammendola said, “blindfolded kicks, kicking into trash cans and all sorts of things.” This fall, you might see that same leg booting kicks for Oklahoma State. Ammendola’s trick-shot video served as an eye-opening announcement that he committed to the Cowboys as a preferred walk-on and will join the program this summer. Although OSU returns junior field goal specialist Ben Grogan next season, its likely Ammendola will immediately compete for the starting role on kickoffs. But before he makes the 1,300-mile trip to Stillwater in July, Ammendola opened up about the football path that led him to the orange and black. A journey that started long before that video was posted. “That’s been my whole life since I was eight, just kicking a football through uprights,” Ammendola said. “I had a good feeling it could take me somewhere far.” Ammendola excelled in a variety of sports growing up, including wrestling and soccer. But his father, Sal, recalled a handful of Pop Warner football games where his son foreshadowed his future. While most teams passed on extra point attempts for two-point conversions, Ammendola’s leg proved more reliable. “In the back of my mind, I knew that if he focused all his attention on kicking, he had the physical ability to do it,” Sal Ammendola said. “The mental aspect is half the battle, and that would be the only question mark.” Expectations were certainly high. Ammendola and his youth team were in the stands at a 2007 North Penn football game when Brandon McManus — now a kickoff specialist for the Denver Broncos — hit a school-record 54-yard field goal. Sal Ammendola remembers the Pop Warner coach turning to his son: “Matt, when you get into high school, you’re going to beat that record.’” Six years later as a junior at North Penn, Ammendola did just that, hitting a 56-yard attempt with three seconds left before halftime on senior night. Later that summer, he attended Ray Guy kicking camp (prokicker.com) and turned in a performance that ranked him as the No. 2 kickoff specialist nationally in the 2015 class. Even then, Ammendola’s recruitment was slow moving. The sample size for his accuracy on in-game field goals was small, because North Penn didn’t kick many. The only substantial scholarship offers he received were from non-FBS schools. So, when OSU special teams coach Robby Discher called with a chance to walk-on for the Cowboys, Ammendola jumped at the opportunity. “He was so focused on kicking at a Division I school that he turned down a lot of money at a Division II school,” said Dick Beck, Ammendola’s high school coach. “I was personally shocked that he decided to walk on. But he’s very focused and wants to kick at the highest level.” Ammendola made his first-ever trip to Oklahoma in March for an unofficial visit to Stillwater. Ever since, he’s set the goal to be remembered as more than just a trick-shot specialist by winning a job with the Cowboys. “Robby told me that Coach (Mike) Gundy’s motto is that if you beat someone out and do well throughout the season, eventually, you’ll be put on scholarship,” Ammendola said. “When I came out to visit, I just knew this was going to be my home for the next four years. I loved everything about it.”
Jun 2, 2015
A number of vintage television programs dominate new DVD releases this week, including complete-series sets of “The Saint” and “The Nanny.”
Vintage TV series dominate new DVD releases this week
Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Jun 2, 2015Roger Moore as “The Saint” and Fran Drescher as “The Nanny” lead the new DVD releases of television series, which are dominated by vintage programs from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. “The Saint: The Complete Series” (Timeless/itv/DVD, 1962-69, b/w and color, 33 discs, 118 episodes, audio commentaries). Roger Moore warmed up to his 1970s and ’80s role as James Bond with this amusing British series based on the Leslie Charteris novels about the suave womanizing thief Simon Templar, who prides himself on stealing from rich criminals. Nicknamed “The Saint,” Templar is often described as a sort of Robin Hood, though as far as I can see he keeps all the money for himself. He also helps the dogged Inspector Teal (Ivor Dean) put the crooks he robs behind bars, though Teal would love to put Templar there as well. Later episodes take on more of a “spy” vibe in this engaging adventure series that has Templar globetrotting through exotic locations, with the first 71 episodes in black and white, and the remaining 47 in color. One episode has a gag about Templar being mistaken for James Bond, and Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny in the Bond films, guests in two episodes. Other guests include “Bond girls” Shirley Eaton and Honor Blackman, as well as Julie Christie, Edward Woodward, Donald Sutherland, Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Jean Marsh. “The Nanny: The Complete Series” (Shout!/Sony/DVD, 1993-99, 19 discs, 146 episodes, audio commentaries, featurettes). Fran Drescher stars in this popular sitcom as Fran Fine, the pushy, nasal-voiced but charming title character, who falls into the job of caring for the three children of a widowed British Broadway producer (Charles Shaughnessy), ingratiating herself into high society with street smarts and blunt honesty. A surprising roster of guest stars includes Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Midler, David Letterman, Jane Seymour, Dan Aykroyd, Rita Moreno, Ben Vereen, Bob Barker, Hugh Grant, Donald O’Connor, Joan Collins, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Roseanne, Celine Dion, Elton John, Chevy Chase, Ray Romano and Whoopi Goldberg. “Hill Street Blues: Season Five” (Shout!/DVD, 1984-85, five discs, 23 episodes). This early series from Stephen Bochco (“NYPD Blue,” “L.A. Law”) is a first-rate ensemble look at the lives and cases of officers in an urban police precinct, with stories that mix high drama, tragedy and comedy. Daniel J. Travanti and Veronica Hamel lead the cast. “The Wonder Years: Season Three” (StarVista/DVD, 1989-90, four discs, 17 episodes, featurettes). Aimed at baby boomers that grew up in the 1960s, this half-hour comedy-drama set in ’60s suburbia follows the ups and downs of teenager Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage, with Daniel Stern providing the adult Arnold’s narration). This season has Kevin in the eighth grade with episodes about football, a school play and, of course, teenage crushes. “Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Third Season” (Shout!/DVD, 1977-78, four discs, 27 episodes). Very broad sitcom stars Gabe Kaplan as Gabe Kotter, a high school teacher at the Brooklyn school he attended, helping remedial students known as “sweathogs,” with John Travolta chief among them. This season has Gabe and his wife Julie (Marcia Strassman) becoming parents to twins. “Major Crimes: The Complete Third Season” (Warner/TNT/DVD, 2014-15, four discs, 19 episodes, deleted scenes, bloopers). A spinoff of “The Closer,” this police procedural stars Mary McDonnell (“Dances With Wolves,” “Battlestar Galactica”) as the head of LAPD’s (fictional) Major Crimes Division. This season sees the return of Tom Berenger as the chief’s husband. (Season 4 begins June 8.) “Murdoch Mysteries: The Movies” (Acorn/DVD, 2004-05, three discs, three movies). Three Canadian TV movies that predate the “Murdoch Mysteries” series about an 1890s Toronto detective using then-new forensic science, with the characters played by different actors. Peter Outerbridge is Murdoch and Colm Meaney, a regular on two “Star Trek” series, is his boss, Brackenreid. “Sons of Liberty” (History/Lionsgate/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital, 2015, two discs, three episodes, featurettes). This five-hour miniseries fictionalizes the early events of the American Revolution that led to the title group becoming activists in the fight to achieve freedom for the colonies from British rule. “Ray Donovan: Season Two” (Showtime/CBS/Blu-ray/DVD, 2014, four discs, 12 episodes, audio commentaries, featurettes). The title character is a Los Angeles-based Hollywood fixer played with intensity by Liev Schreiber. This season his ex-con father (Jon Voight) is causing problems and his wife and children are slipping away. Guests include Ann-Margret, Elliott Gould, Sherilyn Fenn and Hank Azaria. (Beware of Showtime’s usual R-rated excesses.) “Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and Movie” (HBO/DVD, 2013, three discs, eight episodes, TV movie, deleted scenes, featurette). Raunchy HBO sitcom starring British comic Stephen Merchant and based on his stand-up comedy routines about being an English bachelor in Los Angeles trying to find Ms. Right. Includes the TV-movie that came after the series was canceled. (Nicole Kidman has a cameo in the movie.) “Jurassic: Monsters of the Deep” (BBC/DVD, 2015). Zoologist Nigel Marven leads a documentary crew (along with computer-graphic re-creations) to explore underwater life from seven of the world’s time periods. From the folks who created “Walking With Dinosaurs.” “Max & Ruby: Sharing & Caring” (Nickelodeon/Paramount/DVD, 2012, four episodes). Four episodes, each with three stories, gleaned from this popular animated series for preschoolers, with lessons on kindness and listening, among other social skills.
SEATTLE — Monday may be the last game of the season for Houston, which needs a Memorial Day win to avoid being swept out of the Western Conference finals by Golden State.It may also be the last time Jason Terry, who is an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, suits up for the Rockets.However, the 37-year-old Seattle native has no plans of ending his 16-year NBA career this summer.“He wants...
Rockets’ Terry has no plans to call it a career
By Percy Allen, Associated Press | May 24, 2015SEATTLE — Monday may be the last game of the season for Houston, which needs a Memorial Day win to avoid being swept out of the Western Conference finals by Golden State. It may also be the last time Jason Terry, who is an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, suits up for the Rockets. However, the 37-year-old Seattle native has no plans of ending his 16-year NBA career this summer. “He wants to do 19 years,” said Terry’s mother, Andrea Cheatham. “But if he can eke out two more years he’d be happy, but no less than two. Ultimately three and even four years would be amazing to make it an even 20.” What’s truly amazing is Terry, whose first love was football, has endured so long in a sport where he’s often been overlooked and underappreciated. Rarely has he been the best player on his team and yet, the skinny point guard with the shaved head and headband built a legendary basketball career highlighted by winning championships, draining three-pointers and extending his arms wide while running down the court with a big toothy smile. “He was a late bloomer because he really didn’t get into basketball until he was 13,” Cheatham said. “He always wanted to be a football player, but I thought he was too thin to play football so I pushed into basketball.” As junior at Franklin High, where Terry helped the Quakers to back-to-back Class AA state basketball titles in 1994 and ’95, he played on a Pop Warner football team in Federal Way. He kept the gridiron pursuits a secret because he didn’t want to turn away potential college basketball recruiters. On the hardcourt, Terry was a four-star prospect, but inexplicably he wasn’t voted team MVP as a junior or senior. “In high school, he played defense and ran the offense, which is what Franklin needed,” said Michael Johnson, one of the state’s most prolific scorers at Ballard High who played at Washington. “They didn’t need him to score 20 or 30 points. “He did all the little things. He got steals and assists. He got rebounds. He scored when he had to and he won two state titles.” At Arizona, Terry was the sixth man, averaging 10.6 points and 4.4 assists on a star-studded 1996-97 NCAA championship team that included future pros Michael Dickerson, Mike Bibby and Miles Simon. Two years later, Terry was a consensus first-team All-American and earned National Player of the Year honors from Sports Illustrated, CBS and Basketball Times while averaging 21.9 points, 5.5 assists and 2.8 steals as a senior. “People forget that Jason was a sophomore on that team when we won it all and somebody had to come off the bench,” Dickerson said last year. “He was the youngest and that’s just how it worked out. “But after we left, Jason stayed and showed everybody how good he is.” Terry spent five seasons (1999-04) with the Atlanta Hawks, who selected him 10th overall in the draft. However, he thrived during an eight-year stint (2004-12) with the Dallas Mavericks that included winning the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009 and teaming up with Dirk Nowitzki to capture the 2011 NBA title. In the past three years, Terry has been traded three times while making stops at Boston, Brooklyn and Sacramento before landing in Houston. He has played in 1,213 regular-season games and 108 in the playoffs. He also ranks third with 2,076 three-pointers behind Ray Allen (2,973) and Reggie Miller (2,560) for the most in NBA history. (EDITORS: STORY CAN END HERE) Cheatham knows Terry, who is averaging 8.7 points and 2.7 assists while starting all 15 playoff games, and the Rockets are in trouble. They’re down 3-0 and no NBA team has ever won a playoff series after losing the first three games. Still, last week she was in Houston and watched the Rockets recover from a 3-1 deficit to overtake the Los Angeles Clippers in the conference semifinals. “He has so much faith in himself and his ability that he never gets down,” Cheatham said. “No matter what anyone else may think, Jason will say there’s always an opportunity. He never sees anything finished.” Whenever Terry stops playing, he plans to pursue an NBA coaching career. “These last few years have been like an apprenticeship,” Cheatham said. “He’s always coaching or cheerleading.” (EDITORS: STORY CAN END HERE) Once Terry is permanently on the sideline, perhaps then it’ll be easier to quantify a career that ranks among the Seattle greats. “If I’m putting together a list of the top guys to come out of this area, I put Jason in the top 2-3, at least from the guys that played in my era,” Johnson said. “There’s Jamal (Crawford), Nate (Robinson) and Brandon (Roy), but I might even consider Jason No. 1 as far as guys who have come out and had success. “I can’t think of another guy whose played almost 20 years and won at every level.” ——— ©2015 The Seattle Times Visit The Seattle Times at www.seattletimes.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. ————— PHOTOS (for help with images, contact 312-222-4194): Jason Terry _____ Topics: t000003277,t000003278,t000003183,g000362661,g000066164,g000065594
Central Oklahoma national champion wrestler Chris Watson has been named one of three finalists for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Ken B. Jones Award. Joining Watson as men’s finalists are football players Cole Manhart of Nebraska-Kearney and Keeston Terry of Pittsburg State (Kan.). The three women’s finalists are basketball players Lizzy Jeronimus of Pittsburg State and...
Oklahoma scene: UCO's Chris Watson a finalist for MIAA honor
From Staff Reports | May 22, 2015Central Oklahoma national champion wrestler Chris Watson has been named one of three finalists for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Ken B. Jones Award. Joining Watson as men’s finalists are football players Cole Manhart of Nebraska-Kearney and Keeston Terry of Pittsburg State (Kan.). The three women’s finalists are basketball players Lizzy Jeronimus of Pittsburg State and Kate Lehman of Fort Hays State (Kan.) along with track athlete Heavin Warner of Central Missouri. The award, which is in its 22nd year, is named in honor of the man who served as the MIAA's first full-time commissioner for 16 years. Jones retired in 1997, died in May 2004 and was inducted into the MIAA’s inaugural Hall of Fame class of 2010. Each nominee is judged in four areas: 2014-15 athletic accomplishments; career academic accomplishments; 2014-15 campus/community service; and career athletic and service achievements. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average as of February 1, and must have completed at least their junior season of eligibility in the 2014-15 academic year. Watson, a senior from Andover, Kan., put together a perfect 42-0 season in 2014-15, capturing the NCAA Division II championship at 165 pounds. He was the MIAA, West Region and NCAA Division II Wrestler of the Year as well as earning first-team Scholar-Athlete honors from the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association. COATS HONORED BY NCCAA The National Christian College Athletic Association has named Shea Coats as its National Pitcher of the Year after she led the Lady Eagles to a runner-up finish in the NCCAA Championship for the second straight year. She was joined on the All-America first-team list by OC shortstop Kendra Pierce, giving the Lady Eagles a pair of All-Americans for the second straight year. Coats is the first player in the 21-year history of OC softball to be named as a National Pitcher or Player of the year. She now is a two-time first-team NCCAA All-American as well. The Tuttle product closed the season with 18-9 overall record with four saves, a 1.70 ERA and 205 strikeouts in 1762/3 innings. Coats threw two no-hitters this season — one in the season opener against Mid-America Christian and one in the NCCAA Championship against the eventual third-place finisher, Lee (Tenn.). She finished with 22 complete games and 10 shutouts. Pierce, a senior out of Westmoore High School, hit .412 with eight home runs and 44 RBIs. She hit 15 doubles, posted hitting streaks of 18 and 12 games and struck out only five times in 170 at-bats. OKLAHOMA CITY U. FINISHES EIGHTH Oklahoma City University ended the NAIA Men’s Golf Championships in a tie for eighth place Friday at the LPGA International Hills Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. Anthony Marchesani and Garrison Mendoza led the Stars by tying for 23rd place. Second-ranked OCU posted a team score of 289-299-291-292 – 1,171 on the par-72, 6,947-yard course. EAGLES ELIMINATED Oklahoma Christian University’s baseball season ended at the hands of Fresno Pacific 4-3 in 12 innings on Friday in the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series semifinals in Mason, Ohio. OC (35-22) was making its first NCCAA semifinal appearance in three trips to the tournament. The Eagles rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three seventh-inning runs. A suicide squeeze bunt by Cody Rosecrans scored Austin Peck with the tying run. The Eagles almost won the game in 10th. Rosecrans doubled and was on third base with one out when Jordan Lopez hit a line drive that caromed off Fresno Pacific pitcher Tanner Irwin, allowing the ball to stay in the infield. Shortstop Michael Tittle picked up the loose ball and fired home to retire a sliding Rosecrans. In the bottom of the 12th, Tittle's RBI single to right field scored Baron Bower from third base with the winning run.
May 1, 2015
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Leonard Williams still speaks to his father on a regular basis, making frequent phone calls to him in prison.He can't wait to talk to him all about the biggest moment of his life.The New York Jets drafted the Southern California defensive lineman with the No. 6 overall pick Thursday night, a surprising turn of events since the team thought he'd be long gone when they...
Jets' first-rounder Williams overcame plenty to get to NFL
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., Associated Press | May 1, 2015FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Leonard Williams still speaks to his father on a regular basis, making frequent phone calls to him in prison. He can't wait to talk to him all about the biggest moment of his life. The New York Jets drafted the Southern California defensive lineman with the No. 6 overall pick Thursday night, a surprising turn of events since the team thought he'd be long gone when they went on the clock. "It meant a lot to me and my family," Williams said Friday at the Jets' facility. "It was great to have them there. They've always been there to support me, no matter what." His father, Clenon, wasn't there in Chicago at the NFL draft site. The 47-year-old Williams is currently at Marion Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida, serving time for various offenses, including robbery with a deadly weapon, according to Florida Department of Corrections records. He was sentenced in 2012, and his current release date is Nov. 1, 2019. "Me and my dad still have a great relationship, even though he's incarcerated," the younger Williams said. "Actually, because of good behavior, they allowed him to have a cellphone or something like that and we're able to talk a lot." Williams frequently sends his father pictures — him and his 2-year-old daughter Leana, likely among them — and keeps him posted on his achievements. Williams' mother Aviva Russek gave Clenon the good news late Thursday night that their son is now an NFL player. "He's really excited for me," Williams said. "No matter where I went — he's a Dallas Cowboys fan — he's really proud of me." And, for good reason. Williams, who turns 21 next month, was a force in three years in college. He had 218 career tackles in college in 35 starts, with 21 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Now, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Williams will team with fellow first-rounders Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson on coach Todd Bowles' formidable front line. Not bad for a kid who wasn't able to play Pop Warner because he was too big: 200 pounds at 13, about 20 over the limit. "I remember there was a really long line going up to the tent where you had to sign in," Williams recalled. "I was so excited and it was finally my time to sign in and they told me to weigh in. ... I was just really sad, man, because they sent me home and I couldn't play anymore." Williams called that moment a "turning point," something that motivated him to be even better — once he was able to actually play again. He joked that people should start recruiting his younger brother Andrew, who might face a similar hurdle. "He's only 9," Williams said, laughing. "He's already like 140 (pounds) and he's only 9, but he wants to play O-line. I don't know any kid at that age who wants to play offensive line." Williams grew up modeling his game after DeMarcus Ware, who has had his share of sacks during an outstanding career. Among Williams' strengths are his power off the line and speed for a man his size. Oh, and he's got quite a mane — which prompted friends and USC teammates to give him a nickname that's sure to stick in the NFL: Big Cat. "A lot of people said I resemble a lion, or something like that," a smiling Williams said. "I guess also because I'm big, I don't know." Williams' size was only one of the minor obstacles he has dealt with in his life. His family moved around while he was growing up, bouncing from California to Michigan to Arizona and now in Daytona Beach, Florida. There were a few nights spent in homeless shelters, too, just to get by. Through it all, his passion for football helped him stay focused on the path that led him all the way to the NFL. "It's almost unreal to finally be in this position," Williams said. "I feel like time has gone by so fast. I just remember my mom calling me the other day and said she rode by my high school. It felt like yesterday that I was playing high school football." He'll be playing with the pros next, and a potential career highlight is him getting his first NFL sack against a rival such as New England's Tom Brady. When a reporter pointed out that the Jets don't play the Patriots until Week 7, Williams grinned. "Yeah," he said, "I definitely want a sack before then." ___ AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration.The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game.The football will have the player's name and the name of the high school. In some cases, the player will go to the school to present the ball in...
NFL unveils plans to mark league's 50th Super Bowl
By BOB BAUM, Associated Press | Mar 24, 2015PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the player's name and the name of the high school. In some cases, the player will go to the school to present the ball in person. As part of its 'On the Fifty' celebration, the league will make the number 50 on the 50-yard line in gold for all games and teams will host Super Bowl reunions. In addition to the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is still silver, there are big, Tiffany-crafted numbers 5-0 that will go to the Super Bowl winner. The numbers are cast in bronze, plated in 18-karat gold and weigh nearly 33 pounds. "There's going to be gold infused to everything this year," NFL Network analyst and former Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner said. "... Nothing says NFL better than the Super Bowl, so this year is going to really commemorate the last 49 leading up to No. 50." The game will be played Feb. 5 at Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California. There will be 19 games between past Super Bowl opponents, beginning with the Hall of Fame Game when the Minnesota Vikings play the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch of Super Bowl IX. And for one year only, the league has thrown out the Roman numerals. The next one will be Super Bowl 50, plain and simple. The NFL didn't like the looks of the Roman numeral alternative of Super Bowl L. The most interesting aspect of the celebration might be that every player and coach who participated in any of the 49 Super Bowls will have their name on a gold-colored football to be presented to high schools. Warner's football will go to his school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "It will really be a keepsake for that high school to really say 'This is where it all starts,'" Warner said. The Thursday night game telecasts will feature some of these homecomings. "You think about having the dream of playing in the Super Bowl," Warner said. "How many guys are in those situations where somebody's telling them 'There's no way you're going to come from here and go to the Super Bowl. You're never going to have that opportunity. You might as well give up that dream right now.' And they go to their high schools and they go 'Hey, somebody just like me, somebody that was in my shoes, that had the same challenges, that had the same dream, they got a chance to play in the Super Bowl.'" Teams that have played in the Super Bowl will be honored in reunions at games in their home cities. The 43 Super Bowl MVPs will be featured in events through the season and will be recognized at the game. At the draft in Chicago April 30-May 2, draftees will walk on a gold carpet. A gold shield will be added to the back of the team caps they don once they are selected. A Super Bowl museum is planned in conjunction with the draft. There will be gold-themed uniforms for those participating in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, which kicks off Super Bowl week. And, of course, the NFL has apparel and other merchandise for sale with the golden 50-year theme. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Feb 5, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a Wisconsin man who died in 2012 sued the Pop Warner organization Thursday, saying his suicide was the result of dementia and deep despair caused by brain injuries he suffered while playing youth football.Joseph Chernach was 25 when he hanged himself in his mother's shed in Hixton, Wisconsin, in 2012. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison, Wisconsin,...
Pop Warner youth football sued over Wisconsin man's suicide
By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | Feb 5, 2015MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a Wisconsin man who died in 2012 sued the Pop Warner organization Thursday, saying his suicide was the result of dementia and deep despair caused by brain injuries he suffered while playing youth football. Joseph Chernach was 25 when he hanged himself in his mother's shed in Hixton, Wisconsin, in 2012. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison, Wisconsin, says he suffered from a degenerative brain disease called dementia pugilistica, also known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, and that he also had post-concussion syndrome. And it alleges he got them from playing in a Pop Warner league from 1997-2000, beginning when he was 11. The wrongful death lawsuit by Debra Pyka seeks at least $5 million from Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based Pop Warner Little Scholars, the Pop Warner Foundation and their insurance company. It says Pop Warner never warned Chernach, other children or parents about the risks of playing tackle football. It alleges Pop Warner Football is an "ultrahazardous activity" that's intrinsically dangerous to children. "Pop Warner — by engaging in the business of sponsoring, organizing and promoting tackle football for children — engaged in conduct that was outrageous, malicious, intentional and was done with the intentional disregard of Joseph Chernach's rights as well as all other children who played Pop Warner football, not just in the State of Wisconsin but everywhere in the United States," the complaint charges. A Pop Warner spokesman did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment Thursday night. According to the lawsuit, Chernach got good grades in his freshman year at Central Michigan University. But it alleges the cumulative effects of CTE and post-concussion syndrome began to impair him in his sophomore year. "From that point on his behavior became increasingly bizarre," the complaint says. "From that point on his mood became progressively depressed and ultimately paranoid, distrusting his closes friends and family. ... Joseph Chernach's suicide was the 'natural and probable consequence' of the brain damage he suffered playing football." Pyka told the AP her son eventually stopped going to class. "The depression got worse as time went on," she said. "The last year was awful. He was in his room a lot. He lived back and forth with his brother and some of his friends. He would come to my house. He just could not stay in any place at once. He tried to hold down a job but it was difficult for him. He would sleep all day and then be up at night." His family didn't learn of his brain damage until they received the autopsy results. Pyka's lawyer, Gordon Johnson, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, told the AP it showed that Chernach was halfway toward the worst form of dementia seen in older football players. "There really is only one thing that could cause CTE in a young person as this and that is repetitive head trauma," he said. "The only repetitive head trauma Joseph Chernach had was from playing football." The attorney acknowledged that Chernach also played high school football, but said he was most vulnerable playing youth football. Johnson said it's the first of what may be many cases against Pop Warner for exposing children to the kinds of risks that even the NFL is concerned about for its players. He said they think there have been hundreds of other suicides in which autopsies, had they been done, would have pointed the finger at youth football. "I think that somebody should be held accountable for Joseph's death," Pyka said. "I want to see tackle football stop for these young kids. ... They should not be banging their brains together." ___ Associated Press writer Doug Glass contributed to this report.
The evolution of defensive backs: Analyzing the development, recruitment and play of safeties and cornerbacksFeb 2, 2015
The rise of seven-on-seven in high school, integration of spread offenses in college and the visibility of NFL stars have, in some ways, redefined the defensive back position
The evolution of defensive backs: Analyzing the development, recruitment and play of safeties and cornerbacks
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Feb 2, 2015Back in 1984, Oklahoma State coach Pat Jones had two defensive backs selected in the NFL Draft. Cleveland nabbed Chris Rockins in the second round. The LA Rams picked Rod Fisher in the 12th. However, what these players became is as noteworthy as where they began. Jones was the Cowboy assistant who signed both out of high school. “Rockins was a very lightly recruited guy that I almost overlooked, but he long jumped over 24 feet,” Jones said. “Fisher was a split-back veer quarterback.” A common scenario in those days: Have a talented athlete lost on a skill-position depth chart? Throw him in at cornerback or safety. Not anymore. Tuesday night’s presentation of the Jim Thorpe Award in Oklahoma City given to college football’s top defensive back and Signing Day on Wednesday provides a fitting time line to examine the evolution of the position. Jones argues, “football players are football players, regardless of generations,” but changes at the high school level have made an imprint on the college and professional game. Gerod Holliman — the 2014 Jim Thorpe winner from Louisville — is a good example. “I knew I wanted to be a defensive back before I got to high school,” Holliman said. “I played corner most of my life in Pop Warner growing up.” With the integration and success of the spread offense, like so many top prep programs in warm-climate areas, Holliman’s high school team in Miami played extensively in seven-on-seven summer leagues. The pass-happy format gave Holliman countless game-speed repetitions that allowed him to develop his talents. It also aided those recruiting Holliman to play at the next level. “With as much seven-on-seven stuff,” Jones said, “it’s easier to evaluate defensive backs and wideouts probably than it was back before there was much of that.” Increased visibility leads to increased scrutiny. Andy Bogert — a 27-year Oklahoma high school football coaching veteran who retired after leading Heritage Hall on its 3A state championship run last season — says pure athleticism for defensive backs isn’t enough. College recruiters are searching for speed, soft hands, hard hitters, flexible hips, leaping ability and more. “You’ve got to find an unbelievable athlete to play defensive back in college or pro football,” Bogert said. “Before, you could have gotten away with a big guy that can run a little bit and really tackle.” Here’s where it gets even trickier. Holliman was well-deserved in winning the Thorpe Award this year. His 14 picks tied the NCAA record for single-season interceptions set by Al Worley (Washington) in 1968. Two of Holliman’s picks came against Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston of Florida State. He credits his success to, “capitalizing on all the mistakes of the offense and the different schemes that the coach put me in.” But are interceptions a true measure of a defensive backs worth? Darqueze Dennard, a Michigan State turned Cincinnati Bengal cornerback, won the Thorpe Award in 2013. He recorded just four interceptions that season. “I probably went five or six games where the quarterback didn’t throw to my side once,” Dennard said. “If you can take out a player, that’s huge in the game.” While the merits of taking a possession away and taking a threat away can be debated, there’s no doubt dominant defensive back play has become popularized in recent years. The Patriots’ Darrelle Revis and the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman have made sure of that, each becoming household names through their play and often brash public personas. That’s how it all loops back to the high school level. Just look at the latest edition of the Madden football video game series. In 2015, Sherman graces the cover. “As a kid growing up, I saw Michael Vick on the Madden game, I wanted to be like him,” Dennard said. “Now it’s the first-time ever to have a cornerback on the (cover). You’ve got big household names at the position. “Watching the game and listening to commentators saying this and that about them, you might have a different mindset about it. Instead of wanting to play quarterback, you might want to play defensive back.”
Jan 31, 2015
PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group."I wish," 25-year-old Tyler Seau said later, "he was here in person with us."A field-covering, hard-hitting linebacker, the charismatic Seau, who committed...
Sons represent late Junior Seau at Hall of Fame announcement
By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press | Jan 31, 2015PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group. "I wish," 25-year-old Tyler Seau said later, "he was here in person with us." A field-covering, hard-hitting linebacker, the charismatic Seau, who committed suicide at age 43 in 2012, was the only first-time eligible candidate in the Hall's class of 2015. Also getting in Saturday, a day before the Super Bowl, were modern-day players Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields, contributors Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, and senior selection Mick Tingelhoff. "It's hard when you come into a group of men that have done what they've done, at their caliber, and they're sharing stories and memories that they had together and playing against each other," Tyler Seau said. "It makes you emotional." Researchers who studied Junior Seau's brain said it showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease connected to repeated head injuries, including concussions. His death, less than 2 1/2 years after the end of his playing career, resonated among players in the league, raising worry about the physical and emotional toll the sport takes. Junior Seau played in the NFL for 20 seasons, the first 13 with the San Diego Chargers, followed by three with Miami and four with New England. He was Defensive Player of the Year for San Diego in 1992, made six All-Pro teams, and was a member of the league's All-Decade team of the 1990s. "He never really needed an award to solidify how good he was. This kind of stuff was more for his family, for his mom, his dad, his brothers. Just to make them proud, make his family proud," Tyler Seau said. "For him, he knew what work he put in. So he knew where he was and where he stood amongst these men. And he's rightfully in." Patriots coach Bill Belichick said this week he "loved" having Seau on his roster. "I can't imagine having a Professional Football Hall of Fame without Junior Seau in it," said Belichick, whose team plays the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl. "I'd say the one word that comes to me when I think about Junior and football is 'passion.'" Bettis was a burly running back nicknamed The Bus who began a 13-season career by earning Rookie of the Year honors for the Rams. He capped it by winning the 2006 Super Bowl with the Steelers in a game played in his hometown of Detroit. His 13,662 yards rushing rank fifth in history. "To think a little fat kid who had never played football until high school," Bettis said, "to think I can ascend to this level, this is something I never thought of, never dreamed of." When Brown retired after the 2004 season, he ranked No. 2 in NFL history with 14,934 yards receiving, No. 3 with 1,094 catches, and No. 3 with 100 touchdown catches. This was his sixth year of eligibility. "You know you have to wait your turn," the 1987 Heisman Trophy winner said. "I came in this year hoping for better things." Haley, a defensive end and linebacker, needed to wait 11 years to get in after becoming the first player in NFL history to play on five Super Bowl-winning teams. He called the late 49ers coach Bill Walsh "a father figure to me." Shields was a guard for Kansas City from 1993-2006, never missing a game in his 14 seasons. He was a first-team All-Pro three times, a second-team All-Pro four times, and was a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s. Polian and Wolf were general managers who built Super Bowl champions. Tingelhoff retired in 1978 after starting all 240 games of his career as the center for the Minnesota Vikings. Five nominees were eliminated in Saturday's final vote: Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner. Earlier in the day, the 46 members on the selection committee reduced the list of 15 modern-day finalists by cutting players Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis and John Lynch, and coaches Don Coryell and Jimmy Johnson. A candidate needs 80 percent of the vote to get in. The induction ceremony is in August at Canton, Ohio. ___ AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi contributed to this story. ___ Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Jan 28, 2015
PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.But are the laws strong enough?An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws — one in each state and the District of Columbia —...
AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite
By HOWARD FENDRICH and EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press | Jan 28, 2015PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books. But are the laws strong enough? An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws — one in each state and the District of Columbia — found that fewer than half contain all of the key principles in the initial bill passed in Washington state in 2009. That measure mandated education for coaches about concussion symptoms, removal from a game if a head injury is suspected, written clearance to return, and a concussion information form signed by parents and players. About a third of the laws make no specific reference to which ages or grades are covered. Even fewer explicitly apply to both interscholastic sports and rec leagues such as Pop Warner or Little League. Certain laws make clear they cover public and private schools, others only refer to public schools, while some don't say at all. Almost all lack consequences for schools or leagues that don't comply. "We did make compromises ... in some states where we wanted to get something. A 'B'-level law, as opposed to an 'A'-level law," said NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller, who testified about concussions before Arizona's legislature on Tuesday while in town for the Super Bowl. "Better to get something good, and get something in place," Miller said, "as opposed to shoot for something fantastic in all places — and fail." The laws were passed with remarkable speed, and many were weakened because of concerns about cost. Jay Rodne, the Republican who sponsored Washington's initial law, said putting expensive enforcement mechanisms in the bills would have caused many to fail. Judy Pulice, in charge of state legislation for the National Athletic Trainers' Association, helped guide the NFL as bills were written and was disappointed that the final products didn't include penalties for noncompliance. "What happens if you don't pull the kid out of the game? What happens if you put them back in with no medical release?" Pulice said. "Nothing happens." The AP's review of the laws passed after Washington found that only 21 have all four of the requirements in the model legislation. All but two of the laws call for the immediate removal of an athlete from a game or practice if a concussion is suspected. All but four contain language about education for coaches. Yet only 34 say that before returning to action, an athlete with a head injury must have written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions. Just 30 mandate that a concussion information form be signed both by the athlete and a parent or guardian. "They don't all have the (main) principles. Not every state has the same bite as Washington state," said Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, chairman of neurological surgery at the University of Washington and co-chairman of the NFL head, neck and spine committee. He treated Zackery Lystedt, the middle-school football player who nearly died after getting two concussions in a game. Washington's law was named for the teen. After that landmark bill was passed, Ellenbogen recalled, he had a conversation with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about efforts to replicate the legislation. "The commissioner asked me, 'What do (you) want to get out of this?' I said, 'I want to see, in my lifetime, 10 more states pass a Zack Lystedt law,'" Ellenbogen said. "And he said, 'No. We're going to get all 50 states. And we're going get them in under five years.'" Goodell pushed for the laws at a time his league was facing almost daily reminders of concerns about the link between football and head injuries. Researchers studying brain tissue of deceased former players such as Junior Seau and Dave Duerson, who both committed suicide, found signs of a degenerative disease also found in boxers and often connected to repeated blows to the head. Thousands of ex-players sued the league, saying it didn't do enough to inform them about, and protect them from, concussions. President Barack Obama suggested fans might have a guilty conscience while watching football. Against that backdrop, Ellenbogen said, the NFL held weekly conference calls with state legislators, doctors and other advocates. Miller, who led the lobbying, estimated the effort cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their success was swift. By comparison, it took more than twice as long to get mandatory seat belt laws passed in 49 states; New Hampshire still doesn't have one for adults. "We wouldn't have had 50 states pass these laws," Ellenbogen said, "if it wasn't for the financial backing and political gravitas of the NFL." Goodell wrote 44 governors whose states had not enacted laws. He spoke about the topic at Harvard's School of Public Health and in an address to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. And when, a few days before last year's Super Bowl, Mississippi became the last state to finalize its law — albeit a measure missing elements — the league patted itself on the back, saying it had "actively advocated" for the regulations. In October, the NFL trumpeted that Goodell would accept the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington's 2014 Leadership Award. Now the question becomes how effective these laws might be in a country where, according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly a quarter-million people under 19 were treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal, sports-related concussions in 2009. For 10 years, Dr. Dawn Comstock has collected data from athletic trainers at hundreds of U.S. high schools, and she is comparing state-by-state concussion statistics from before and after each law was enacted to try to understand the practical effect the legislation is having. "I'm sensitive to people getting a false sense of security," said Comstock, of the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. "It's great what (state lawmakers) did. But has it made a difference for any player playing any sport?" Larry Cooper, athletic trainer at a school for grades 7-12 outside of Pittsburgh, charts concussions reported in all sports. In the 2007-08 academic year, three years before Pennsylvania passed its law, there were 10 concussions reported at his school, he said. That rose to 15 in 2013-14, and 18 already in 2014-15. "Parents and student-athletes are much more aware of signs and symptoms," Cooper said. He's not the only one noticing. Despite the weaknesses in a majority of the laws, there does seem to be consensus that they have increased awareness. The NFL's Miller said they can always be amended. "I say, 'Let's go back and make them better.' That's OK, too," he said. "There's only 10 laws that are etched in stone and those are the Ten Commandments. Everything else can be changed. Everything else can be improved." ___ Follow AP Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Follow AP National Writer Eddie Pells on Twitter at http://twitter.com/epells ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Jan 14, 2015
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Of the four quarterbacks still playing on championship weekend, Seattle's Russell Wilson is the outlier in terms of style.Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers all have their quarterbacking foundations built around being pocket passers first. Luck and Rodgers — when healthy — both bring an element of mobility, but it's not their forte.Wilson? Well, good luck defining the...
In weekend of traditional passers, Russell Wilson stands out
By TIM BOOTH, Associated Press | Jan 14, 2015RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Of the four quarterbacks still playing on championship weekend, Seattle's Russell Wilson is the outlier in terms of style. Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers all have their quarterbacking foundations built around being pocket passers first. Luck and Rodgers — when healthy — both bring an element of mobility, but it's not their forte. Wilson? Well, good luck defining the way he operates. "He doesn't fit the mold of anything I thought previously would be a franchise quarterback. I think he still gets a lot of hate and discredit because we don't throw the ball that often. However, what he's asked to do in this offense he does it extremely well," Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin said. Headed into Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay, Wilson's postseason achievements can't be disputed even if he doesn't fit any preconceived notions. After six playoff games — five of them victories — Wilson has the highest passer rating in NFL history with a minimum of 150 attempts. Wilson's mark of 109.6 is at the top. He's one of five players in league history with a playoff passer rating of 100 or above. The others are: Rodgers, Bart Starr, Kurt Warner and Drew Brees. "I think one of the things that definitely allows me to play well is the guys around me. I've got great guys around me, guys that want to work every day, guys that are devoted to being successful and no matter what it takes," Wilson said. "I think that when you're in those moments, you either live for them or you fall off." Last week saw Wilson at his finest. He needed just 22 pass attempts to throw for 268 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged more than 12 yards per pass attempt and threw two of the finest touch passes of his career. He dropped a 16-yard TD into the arms of Baldwin, letting go of the pass before Baldwin even made his break. Then in the second quarter, Wilson stayed in the pocket and tossed a deep ball to Jermaine Kearse for a 63-yard touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 14-7 lead. "For the most part he knows how to put touch on the ball and a lot of quarterbacks don't know how to do that," said Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, who is part of Seattle's radio broadcast team. "He knows how to make all the different throws. That ball to Jermaine Kearse is the best touch you'll ever see." Wilson's performance against Carolina also countered a season where his best games were not at home. In the regular season, Wilson threw six touchdowns and six interceptions at home versus 14 TDs and one interception on the road. The three touchdown passes were a new playoff best and the 268 yards passing his second-best. Wilson's timing was crisp and his throws came in rhythm. "He gets the advantage that he gives us and kind of the variety of ways that we throw the football," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "It really adds to it, and he's just kind of taken off with it, and it's a beautiful part of our game as it starts to emerge." There's also the matter of how Wilson plays when it matters most. He already owns 14 career comebacks in 54 regular-season and playoff games combined. "Whenever I talk to him, that's all he talks about, is living for those situations. I don't know if it all started back in high school or whatever but he just loves the big time of a game. He wants the ball in his hands. I think he would rather be behind sometimes and have the ball in his hands and be able to go down the field and win the football game," Moon said. "With this team it's not always like that, but he's had as many comebacks as anyone in the game the short time he's been in the game. He loves that. He loves those moments. Has he been successful on every one of them? No. Did Michael Jordan hit every game-winning shot? No. But he wins more of them than he loses and that's because he likes it and he lives for it." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming.
High school notebook: Kansas, Wyoming snag recruits from Oklahoma
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Dec 14, 2014Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions for the Jayhawks. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming. Sternberger made his Kansas commitment official just four days after receiving a scholarship offer and one day after an official visit. “Coach Beaty has a plan and I’m completely sold on it,” said Sternberger, who will play tight end primarily at Kansas. Sternberger, who also plays defensive end for the Yellowjackets, said he was also sold on the atmosphere and the rest of the coaching staff. He also held offers from New Mexico, Sam Houston State and South Dakota. While leading the Yellowjackets to the Class 3A semifinals, Sternberger caught 34 passes for 434 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for two scores. As a defensive end, he recorded 100 tackles, 20 sacks and two interceptions. Pogi’s versatility and athletic ability served him well as a senior for the Pirates. He started at defensive end in their 3-4 scheme, but also played receiver and running back at times. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Pogi, who is the nephew of former Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi, becomes the fifth Oklahoma player to verbally commit to Wyoming, joining Douglass’ Dameko Doddles, Del City’s Davion Freeman, Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson and Broken Bow’s Jaylon Watson. EDMOND OPEN FINISHES WITH PAIR OF THRILLERS Both Edmond Open basketball championships came down to late free throws to decide a pair of one-point games. Sophomore forward Andrea Cooper became the hero for the Edmond Santa Fe girls, converting a three-point play with less than three seconds remaining to survive a scare against Class 4A Anadarko 44-43 in the finals. Cooper grabbed a rebound off a miss from Jo’Nah Johnson and made the putback despite being fouled to tie the game. She then made the free throw to clinch the tough victory for last year’s Class 6A state runner-up. On the boys side, Edmond Memorial’s Curran Scott hit one of two free throws in the closing seconds for a 47-46 win over Santa Fe, which missed a potential game-winner from just inside half court as the final buzzer sounded. HERITAGE HALL FACING DEPTH ISSUE After nearly making the Class 3A state championship game last season, the Heritage Hall girls basketball team is looking to make another playoff run with just a handful of players. Coach Leslie Warner recently said her rotation barely extends past her starting five, bringing a huge concern along with it. “Hopefully, with this group we can work some of the cheap fouls and not getting in that stuff early in games,” she said. “We stick to our matchup zone, but we play man a lot. I’m sure there will be times when we are forced to be in that situation, but I don’t want to pull back too much early.” The Chargers are 3-0 to start the year and are still looking to replace Erika Wakefield, who was on The Oklahoman’s Little All-City first team and is now playing at the University of Tulsa. “We’re just going to have to be smart,” Madison Moore said. “We’ll have to pick up our own separate roles that we can handle and add to our game. Erika did it all for us. Now we all have to work together and pick up what Erika was doing.”
Dec 12, 2014
The comic space opera “Guardians of the Galaxy” comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week, as does the fine faith film “When the Game Stands Tall.”
‘Guardians’ on Blu-ray, DVD this week
Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Dec 12, 2014Marvel’s hilarious and exciting space opera “Guardians of the Galaxy” arrives on home video this week, as does the excellent faith film “When the Game Stands Tall.” “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Marvel/Disney/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital/On Demand, 2014, PG-13, deleted scenes, audio commentary, featurettes, trailers). When “Star Wars” came out in 1977, what made people go back for seconds, thirds, etc.? It was the light-hearted sense of fun. True, there were some serious themes, but in the end it was a romp that was not only filled with action but also liberally laced with humor. How could the audience resist? And Marvel finally jumped on that bandwagon big time with this one, a comedy wrapped in superhero trappings that doesn’t lose sight of the universe from which it sprang but is nonetheless as much a spoof as a straightforward entry in the genre. Chris Pratt is perfect in the lead as Peter Quill (aka “Star-Lord,” thank you very much), blending sardonic humor with heroics (and 1970s pop songs), and the crew he ends up with — the green-skinned Gamora (Zoe Saldana), musclebound warrior Drax (Dave Bautista), genetically engineered raccoon Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and the anthropomorphic tree Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) — are a terrific action/comedy team. “When the Game Stands Tall” (TriStar/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital/On Demand, 2014, PG, deleted/extended scenes, audio commentary, featurettes, trailers). The awkward title notwithstanding, this is one of my favorite films this year. It's the true story of high school football coach Bob Ladouceur whose team went on a remarkable winning streak before a tragedy knocked the wind out of them. But the movie is so much more than just rebuilding the team. It’s a faith film that says something profound about humility and service and does so without a sledgehammer approach. Jim Caviezel stars with Michael Chiklis as his assistant and Laura Dern as his wife. “Dolphin Tale 2” (Warner/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital/On Demand, 2014, PG, featurettes, bloopers). This enjoyable family friendly sequel continues the true story of a dolphin that received a prosthetic tale, here with another dolphin with health issues being rescued and rehabilitated. The sterling cast of the first film returns, led by Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Kriss Kristofferson and Morgan Freeman. Shark-attack survivor and champion surfer Bethany Hamilton appears as herself. (And for those with 3D TVs, the original “Dolphin Tale” has been released for the first time on a 3D Blu-ray.) “As Above, So Below” (Universal/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital/On Demand, 2014, R for violence and language, featurette, trailers). Two archaeologists and their team search for a supernatural philosopher’s stone in the maze of catacombs beneath Paris (where the film was actually shot on location), but along the way they encounter demons that conjure up secrets from each members’ past. “Frank” (Magnolia/Blu-ray/DVD, 2014, R for language and sex, featurette, trailer). Aggressively offbeat Irish comedy-drama about a young musician (Domhnall Gleeson) that joins an eccentric rock band led by a strange fellow (Michael Fassbender) who wears — and never seems to remove — a huge paper-mache head mask. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars. “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead” (Well Go/Blu-ray/DVD, 2014, R for violence and language, two discs, international version, audio commentary, featurette, trailer, short film: “Armen”; comic book). Gory sequel to “Dead Snow” picks up immediately where the first film left off as an exercise in creative killing with a plot revolving around Nazi zombies.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Seventy small-college football players from across the country have been listed as finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, presented to a player judged as the top defense player in the lower divisions of the NCAA and the NAIA.Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir won the award last year and in the spring was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland...
70 nominees listed for small-college football award
Associated Press | Dec 11, 2014LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Seventy small-college football players from across the country have been listed as finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, presented to a player judged as the top defense player in the lower divisions of the NCAA and the NAIA. Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir won the award last year and in the spring was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. The Little Rock Touchdown Club, which sponsors the award with the Wright, Lindsey and Jennings law firm, says 10 percent of last year's finalists made NFL rosters this season. The club and law firm announced the finalists Thursday. This year's nominees include 38 players from NCAA Division II, 18 from NCAA Division III and 14 players from the NAIA. The winner will be announced Dec. 24. Cliff Harris was a high school player in Des Arc, Arkansas, who played at Ouachita Baptist before going on to play in five Super Bowls and six Pro Bowls while with the Dallas Cowboys. ___ The finalists are: Ryan Aelker, Bluffton Darius Allen, Colorado State-Pueblo Steve Ambs, Ursinus Justin Avery, University of Charleston LuckyBaar, McKendree Zach Bell, Millsaps Devin Benton, Southwestern Oklahoma Sean Blomquist, Carroll Tanner Botts, Lenoir-Rhyne Beau Brewer, Louisiana College Deron Bruce, Ottawa Jake Bussani, Wesleyan George Christas, Lock Haven Tyre Coleman, Hobart Tyler Condit, New Haven Jacob Edleman, Central College Nores Fradi, Wayne State LeronFurr, Fort Valley State Frank Gaffney, Lebanon Valley College Josh Gordon, Minnesota State-Mankato Cameron Grad, Menlo College Brady Grayvold, Wisconsin-Whitewater Michael Gruber, Brevard College Nathan Hancock, Minnesota State-Mankato Connor Harris, Lindenwood Greg Hayward, Saint Xavier Ryan Hogan, Trine Julian Howsare, Clarion Rory Island, Delta State Austin Jacques, Johnson C. Smith Tyler Jenkins, Rowan Takari Johnson, Concordia Colin Kimball, Mercyhurst Alex Kocheff, Mount Union Jared Koster, New Mexico Highlands Phil Latimer, Nebraska Wesleyan MattLongacre, Northwest Missouri Caushaud Lyons, Tusculum College Keshaun Malone, Bacone Derrick Mann, Assumption Alex Markarian, Humboldt State Marcus Martin, Slippery Rock Max Nacewicz, Springfield College Bryan Narcisse, Worcester State Jack Nelson, Willamette Trevor Pesek, Texas A&M-Kingsville Ty Phillips, Missouri Valley College Cole Potter, Dakota State University (S.D.) Nadim Raddar, Bethany CJRoberts, Colorado State-Pueblo Brion Robinson, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Adam Sauder, Taylor Zac Schlueger, Morningside Rush Seaver, Angelo State Al-Hajj Shabazz, West Chester University Jordan Shaw, Shorter Justin Shirk, Bloomsburg GrantSinger, University of Mary Loronza Smith, Warner AndrewStewart, Kentucky Christian Jason Taylor, Catawba David Ternes, Grinnell Bryan Thomson, East Stroudsburg Tyler Thornton, Azusa Pacific CharlesTuaau, Texas A&M Commerce Billy Wendt, Graceland RonellWilliams, West Chester Gary Yeoman, Saint Joseph's, Indiana Jacob Zilbar, Wisconsin - Platteville Justin Zimmer, Ferris State
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Davis vs. Nowata, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., Thomas vs. Cashion, KRXO-FM 107.7 BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m., Bishop O’Dowd at Montverde, ESPN2 (Cox 28) NBA 6 p.m., Portland at Chicago, ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m., OKC at Minnesota, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 8:30 p.m., L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Chattanooga vs. N....
Sports TV listings for Friday, Dec. 12-Sunday, Dec. 14
Dec 11, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Davis vs. Nowata, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., Thomas vs. Cashion, KRXO-FM 107.7 BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m., Bishop O’Dowd at Montverde, ESPN2 (Cox 28) NBA 6 p.m., Portland at Chicago, ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m., OKC at Minnesota, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 8:30 p.m., L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Chattanooga vs. N. Hampshire, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Texas Southern at Florida, SECN (Cox 275) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m., M. Tenn. St. at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) AHL 7 p.m., Grand Rapids at OKC, KXXY-FM 96.1 GOLF 6:30 a.m., Alfred Dunhill, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton, GOLF (Cox 60) 7 p.m., Australian PGA, GOLF (Cox 60) 12 a.m., Sat. Thailand Golf, GOLF (Cox 60) RODEO 9 p.m., NFR, CBSS (Cox 249) MEN’S SOCCER 4 p.m., UMBC vs. Virginia, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6:30 p.m., Providence vs. UCLA, ESPNU (Cox 253) HOCKEY 6:30 p.m., Sarnia at. Kitchener, NHLNET (Cox 263) VOLLEYBALL 8:30 p.m., Nebraska at Washington, ESPNU (Cox 253) SATURDAY NBA 9 p.m., Detroit at Sacramento, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 6 p.m., Detroit at Toronto, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7:30 p.m., New Jersey at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) 9 p.m., St. Louis at Colorado, NHLNET (Cox 263) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., C. Carolina vs. N. Dak. St., ESPN (Cox 29) 2 p.m., Army vs. Navy, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7 p.m., Heisman Presentation, ESPN (Cox 29) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Wichita State at Detroit, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., N. Carolina at Kentucky, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 11 a.m., Stony Brook at Providence, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Radford at Georgetown, FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m., Dayton at Arkansas, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 1 p.m., St. Bonaventure at Pitt., ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., St. Mary’s, at Creighton, FS1 (Cox 67) 1:30 p.m., Oklahoma at Tulsa, CBSS (Cox 249)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KRMG-AM 740 2:15 p.m., Utah vs. Kansas, ESPN (Cox 29) 3 p.m., Xavier at Missouri, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 3:30 p.m., W. Kentucky at Mississippi, SECN (Cox 275) 4:15 p.m., Michigan at Arizona, ESPN (Cox 29) 5 p.m., Oklahoma St. at Memphis, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/KXXY-FM 96.1 6 p.m., Sam Houston St. at LSU, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Northern Iowa at VCU, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7 p.m., Texas State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 7 p.m., Florida St. at Notre Dame, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 8 p.m., Purdue at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 9 p.m., Gonzaga at UCLA, ESPN2 (Cox 28) RODEO 9 p.m., NFR, CBSS (Cox 249) MEN’S SOCCER 9 a.m., English Premier, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11:30 a.m., Arsenal FC vs. Newcastle U., NBCSN (Cox 251) VOLLEYBALL 3 p.m., NCAA Regional, ESPNU (Cox 253) 5:30 p.m., NCAA Regional, ESPNU (Cox 253) 8 p.m., NCAA Regional, ESPNU (Cox 253) 10:30 p.m., NCAA Regional, ESPNU (Cox 253) AHL 7 p.m., Grand Rapids at OKC, KGHM-AM 1340 GOLF 4:30 a.m., Alfred Dunhill, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 1 p.m., Father/Son Challenge, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., Father/Son Challenge, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 7 p.m., Australian PGA, GOLF (Cox 60) DEW TOUR Noon, Breckenridge, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Pop Warner, ESPN2 (Cox 28) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Oakland at Kansas City, KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, Miami at New England, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Green Bay at Buffalo, KRXO-FM 107.7 Noon, Cincinnati at Cleveland, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:25 p.m., San Francisco at Seattle, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 7:20 p.m., Dallas at Philadelphia, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/KGHM-AM 1340 NBA 6 p.m., Phoenix at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., St. Peter’s at Seton Hall, FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m., Butler at Tennessee, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., Prairie V.A.M at Texas T., FSOK (Cox 37) 1 p.m., Temple at Villanova, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Jacksonville at Florida, FSOK (Cox 37) 3 p.m., La. Tech at Syracuse, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., Illinois St. at DePaul, FS1 (Cox 67) 5 p.m., Savannah St. at Kansas St., FSPLUS (Cox 68) 5 p.m., UNC Wilmington at Louisville, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Oakland at Michigan St., ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon, Mercer at Alabama, SECN (Cox 275) 2 p.m., NW State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 2 p.m., Tennessee at Rutgers, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2 p.m., Stephen F.A at Baylor, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 4 p.m., Oklahoma at Ark.-L.R., KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM 5 p.m., Belmont at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) GOLF 4:30 a.m., Alfred Dunhill, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Father/Son Challenge, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., Father/Son Challenge, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m., Bowl Mania, ESPN (Cox 29) MEN’S SOCCER 11 a.m., NCAA Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) DEW TOUR Noon, Breckenridge, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)
Nov 5, 2014
Taking a look at what each team needs to do to secure a playoff berth.
Class A, B and C playoff scenarios for Oklahoma high school football
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014CLASS A District A-1 Key games: Thomas at Fairview; Mooreland at Beaver; Hooker at Texhoma. Thomas: First with win. Second with loss. Fairview: First with win. Second with loss. Mooreland: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Beaver: Third with win and Texhoma win. Fourth with win and Hooker win in which Beaver gains 11 or more district points on Hooker. Hooker: Fourth with win and Beaver loss. Fourth with win and Beaver win in which Beaver gains 10 or fewer district points on Hooker. Texhoma: Fourth with win and Beaver loss. District A-2 Key games: Cordell at Hollis; Carnegie at Apache; Hinton at Snyder. Apache: First. Hollis: Second with win. Third with loss. Cordell: Second with win. Third with loss. Carnegie: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Hinton loss. Hinton: Fourth with win and Carnegie loss. District A-3 Key games: Healdton at Ringling; Velma-Alma at Central Marlow; Empire at Rush Springs. Healdton: First with win. Second with loss. Ringling: First with win. Second with loss. Velma-Alma: Third. Empire: Fourth with win. Rush Springs: Fourth with win. District A-4 Key games: Minco at Elmore City, Wynnewood at Stratford. Wynnewood: First with win. Second with loss. Stratford: First with win. Second with loss. Minco: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Stratford: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District A-5 Key games: Cashion at Oklahoma Bible, Crescent at Okeene. Cashion: First. Crossings Christian: Second Okeene: Third with win or Oklahoma Bible loss. Fourth with loss and Oklahoma Bible win. Oklahoma Bible: Third with win and Okeene loss. Fourth with loss or Okeene win. District A-6 Key games: Morrison at Hominy. Kiefer: First. Hominy: Second with win. Third with loss. Morrison: Second with win. Third with loss. Mounds: Fourth. District A-7 Key games: Fairland at Afton, Quapaw at Summit Christian. Ketchum: First. Afton: Second. Rejoice Christian: Third. Quapaw: Fourth with win or Fairland loss. Fairland: Fourth with win and Summit Christian win. District A-8 Key games: Central Sallisaw at Talihina, Gore at Savanna, Quinton at Warner. Talihina: First with win. First with loss of 10 points or less and Savanna win. Second with loss of 11 points or more and Savanna win. Second with loss and Savanna loss. Central Sallisaw: First with win and Savanna loss. First with win of 11 points or more and Savanna win. Second with win of 10 points or less and Savanna win. Third with loss. Savanna: Second with Talihina win. Third with Central Sallisaw win. Quinton: Fourth with win. Warner: Fourth with win. CLASS B District B-1 Key games: Laverne at Merritt, Pioneer at Turpin, Ringwood at Seiling. Laverne: First. Pond Creek-Hunter: Second Seiling: Third with win. Third with loss, Turpin loss and Merritt loss. Fourth with loss, Turpin win and Merritt loss. Fourth with loss, Turpin loss and Merritt win. Turpin: Third with win and Seiling loss. Fourth with win and Seiling win. Fourth with loss and Merritt loss. Merritt: Third with win, Seiling loss and Turpin loss. Fourth with win, Seilin win and Turpin loss. Fourth with win, Seiling loss and Turpin win. District B-2 Key games: Alex at Geary, Strother at Maud. Alex: First. Maysville: Second. Maud: Third with win or Geary loss. Fourth with loss and Geary win. Geary: Third with win and Maud loss. Fourth with loss or Maud win. District B-3 Key games: Davenport at Oaks, Depew at South Coffeyville, Welch at Garber. Davenport: First with win. Second with loss. Oaks: First with win. Second with loss and Depew loss. Second with loss, Depew win and Garber win where Depew doesn’t gain the full 30 district points on Oaks. Third with loss, Depew win and Garber loss. Third with loss of 15 or more points, Depew win of 15 or more points and Garber win. Depew: Second with win, Davenport win and Garber loss. Second with win of 15 or more points, Oaks loss of 15 or more points and Garber win of 14 or fewer points. Third with win, Oaks loss and Garber win where Depew doesn’t gain the full 30 district points on Oaks and gains one or more district points on Garber. Third with win, Oaks win and Garber loss. Fourth with win, Oaks win and Garber win. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win, Oaks loss and Garber win where Depew doesn’t gain the full 30 district points on Oaks and doesn’t gain district points on Garber. Garber: Third with Depew loss. Third with win, Oaks win and Depew win. Third with win, Oaks loss and Depew win where Garber doesn’t lose district points to Depew. Fourth with loss and Depew win. Fourth with win, Oaks loss and Depew win where Garber loses district points to Depew. District B-4 Key game: Dewar at Keota Dewar: First with win. Second with loss. Keota: First with win. Second with loss. Weleetka: Third. Wetumka: Fourth. Class C District C-1 Key games: Boise City at Cherokee, Shattuck at Balko Cherokee: First with win. First with loss of eight or fewer points and Shattuck win where Shattuck gains 17 or fewer district points on Cherokee. Second with loss and Balko win. Second with loss and Shattuck win where Cherokee loses by eight or fewer points or loses 17 or fewer district points to Shattuck. Third with loss of nine or more points and Shattuck win where Shattuck gains 18 or more district points on Cherokee. Boise City: First with win and Balko win. First with win of nine or more points and Shattuck win where Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck. Second with win and Shattuck win where Boise City wins by nine or more points or Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck. Second with loss and Balko win where Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck and loses 17 or fewer district points to Balko. Third with win of eight or fewer points and Shattuck win where Boise City doesn’t gain district points on Shattuck. Third with loss and Shattuck win. Third with loss and Balko win where Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck or loses 17 or fewer district points to Balko. Fourth with loss and Balko win where Boise City doesn’t gain district points on Shattuck and loses 18 or more district points to Balko. Shattuck: First with win and Boise City win where Shattuck gains 18 or more district points on Cherokee and doesn’t lose district points to Boise City. Second with win and Boise City win where Shattuck gains 18 or more district points on Cherokee or doesn’t lose district points to Boise City. Second with win and Cherokee win. Second with loss of eight or fewer points and Boise City loss where Shattuck doesn’t lose district points to Boise City. Third with win and Boise City win where Shattuck gains 17 or fewer points on Cherokee and loses one or more district points to Boise City. Third with loss and Boise City loss where Shattuck loses district points to Boise City or loses by nine or more points. Fourth with loss and Boise City win. Fourth with loss and Boise City loss where Shattuck loses district points to Boise City and loses by nine or more points. Balko: Second with win of nine or more points and Boise City loss where Balko gains 18 or more district points on Boise City. Third with win and Boise City win. Third with win and Boise City loss where Balko wins by nine or more points or gains 18 or more district points on Boise City. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win of eight points or less and Boise City loss where Balko gains 17 or fewer district points on Boise City. District C-2 Key games: Corn Bible at Duke, Mt. View-Gotebo at Ryan, Southwest Covenant at Tipton. Tipton: First. Grandfield: Second. Mt. View-Gotebo: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Ryan: Third with win. Fourth with loss and Corn Bible loss. Fourth with loss, Corn Bible win and Southwest Covenant win where Ryan loses 20 or fewer district points to Corn Bible. Corn Bible: Fourth with win and Mt. View-Gotebo win. Fourth with win, Ryan loss and Southwest Covenant loss where Corn Bible gains 21 or more district points on Ryan. District C-3 Key games: Coyle at Bluejacket, Deer Creek-Lamont at Copan. Coyle: First with win. First with loss of 14 or fewer points and Deer Creek-Lamont win. Second with loss and Deer Creek-Lamont loss. Second with loss of 15 or more points and Deer Creek-Lamont win. Bluejacket: First with win and Deer Creek-Lamont loss. First with win or 15 or more points and Deer Creek-Lamont win. Second with win and Deer Creek-Lamont win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains seven or fewer district points on Bluejacket. Third with win and Deer Creek-Lamont win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains eight or more district points on Bluejacket. Third with loss. Deer Creek-Lamont: Second with Coyle win. Second with win and Bluejacket win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains eight or more district points on Bluejacket. Third with win and Bluejacket win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains seven or fewer district points on Bluejacket. Third with loss and Bluejacket win. Covington-Douglas: Fourth. District C-4 Key games: None. Fox: First. Cave Springs: Second. Thackerville: Third. Webbers Falls: Fourth.
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 17, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Carson-Newman's Ken Sparks remembers watching practices and sitting in on meetings with Paul "Bear" Bryant's staff as a young high school coach visiting Alabama's campus.Now he's about to catch up to Bryant in the NCAA record book.Sparks, in his 35th season at this Division II program, will attempt to improve his career record to 323-87-2 when Carson-Newman (4-1)...
Carson-Newman's Sparks on verge of tying Bryant
STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press | Oct 17, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Carson-Newman's Ken Sparks remembers watching practices and sitting in on meetings with Paul "Bear" Bryant's staff as a young high school coach visiting Alabama's campus. Now he's about to catch up to Bryant in the NCAA record book. Sparks, in his 35th season at this Division II program, will attempt to improve his career record to 323-87-2 when Carson-Newman (4-1) plays at Tusculum (1-2) on Saturday. That 323rd victory would allow Sparks to tie Bryant for sixth place on the NCAA's all-time career wins list. "I need to be really careful about (not) thinking that this is all about me," Sparks said. "It's about a whole bunch of players, a whole bunch of coaches, but here's what it really is about. It's about a God that has blessed me - a lot of times when I didn't deserve it - to be in this position." Sparks, 70, is seeking the milestone victory amid virtually no fanfare. Defensive lineman William Alderman said he didn't realize Sparks was one win away from Bryant until a reporter mentioned it to him Wednesday. Defensive coordinator Mike Clowney only found out when athletic director Allen Morgan brought it up last week. They certainly weren't going to hear it from Sparks, who avoids discussing personal accomplishments. He considers coaching a calling that allows him to honor his faith and teach life lessons at this Christian school. "His heart has always been to better us as men and better us as football players - and it's in that order," Alderman said. Sparks' teams have won five NAIA titles and have reached an NAIA or NCAA Division II championship game on four other occasions. The only coaches with more career victories are John Gagliardi (489-138-11), Eddie Robinson (408-165-15), Bobby Bowden (377-129-4), Pop Warner (336-114-32), Larry Kehres (332-24-3) and Bryant (323-85-17). Warner previously was credited with 319 wins, but the NCAA updated his record in 2012. David Worlock, the NCAA's director of media coordination and statistics, said the change occurred after the NCAA discovered Warner had coached at Iowa State in the 1890s and added the victories he accumulated there. NCAA records show Warner coached two schools at the same time from 1895-99. A twist of fate started Sparks along this path. He was attending Tennessee when a case of mononucleosis forced him to stop boxing, his sport of choice at the time. He started coaching a youth football team sponsored by a local Optimist club. Sparks realized this was what he wanted to do with his life. He transferred to Carson-Newman, where he played wide receiver, before getting a coaching job at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was during those years that he visited Alabama thanks to his friendship with former Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Ken Donahue. "We'd spend a lot of time with the offensive staff, defensive staff just to pick their brain and try to expand our football world," Sparks said. Sparks has coached Carson-Newman since 1980 and has led his alma mater to 24 playoff appearances. Sparks' players and assistant coaches say his biggest wins have come in the lives he's shaped. "What I've learned over my four years playing for him is how to be a man," running back Andy Hibbett said. "That's what he's instilled." Sparks has continued offering those lessons even after learning he had prostate cancer in the summer of 2012. Sparks earned his 300th victory in the first game after his diagnosis. "It's not good, but that's in the Lord's hands," Sparks said of his health. "I'll let him handle that, and I'll try to handle trusting with it and surrendering to it." Sparks used to participate in regular conditioning runs with his team and doesn't do that as much anymore. Other than that, he's coached the same way as before his diagnosis. "The only difference is every now and then he sneaks off to the doctor and we don't know about it," Clowney said. "His approach has been the same." Sparks believes he was called into coaching and plans to keep doing it until he's called out of it. "I hope I can coach until maybe down there on that practice field, there's some kudzu down there, (so) they'll roll me over in the kudzu and throw some dirt on me (and) I can be coaching when I die," Sparks said. "You know how that works. I don't know how it's going to play out. I really don't. I take it one day at a time."
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS