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Aug 19, 2014
The Little Axe cheerleaders are planning a spaghetti supper prior to the football scrimmage between Little Axe, Bridge Creek and Southeast at Little Axe on Thursday night. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m., with proceeds going to the Bridge Creek football program. The team is still in the process of recovering from vandalism inside its fieldhouse that ruined or damaged thousands of dollars worth...
High school notebook: Little Axe plans benefit for Bridge Creek
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Aug 19, 2014The Little Axe cheerleaders are planning a spaghetti supper prior to the football scrimmage between Little Axe, Bridge Creek and Southeast at Little Axe on Thursday night. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m., with proceeds going to the Bridge Creek football program. The team is still in the process of recovering from vandalism inside its fieldhouse that ruined or damaged thousands of dollars worth of equipment, electronics and other items. Just getting on the field for practice has been a challenge over the last 10 days. “We don’t have everything yet, but we have enough to get the kids out there without putting anybody in a 10-year-old helmet,” coach Greg Wallis said. “Cleanup is still continuing, but we just keep moving forward.” On Saturday, Bridge Creek will host its annual Meet the Bobcats photo day at the field, which will include a live auction of a variety of things, like autographed memorabilia from OU players and other items. WARIBOKO-ALALI TOP OKLAHOMAN ON UPDATED RIVALS 250 Rivals.com released its updated list of the country’s top 250 recruits Tuesday morning, with four Oklahomans making the list, including Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali. Wariboko-Alali is ranked No. 77, the highest of any player from the state. He currently holds 24 scholarship offers. Lawton’s Jalin Barnett is ranked No. 127, just ahead of Midwest City’s Will Sunderland at No. 138. Jenks defensive lineman and Oklahoma commitment Marquise Overton is ranked No. 187. Oklahoma State has two commitments on the list, including North McKinney (Texas) running back Ronald Jones II at No. 66 and Nacagdoches, Texas, defensive back Jaylon Lane at No. 243. Oklahoma commitments Rodney Anderson of Katy, Texas, (No. 92) and P.J. Mbanasor of Hendrickson High in Pflugerville, Texas, (No. 240) are also on the list. EDMOND NORTH’S BACA AMONG AMATEURS IN OKLAHOMA OPEN Edmond North sophomore Colter Baca shot 1 under par last weekend in the Oklahoma Golf Association Oklahoma Open Amateur Qualifying to seal one of 15 amateur spots in the field for this weekend’s event. Baca, who is only 15 years old, is part of a very small group of Oklahoma high school players for the Oklahoma Open, which begins Friday at Oak Tree National in Edmond. Baca’s 1-under-par round at Lincoln Park Golf Club was good enough for a tie for sixth place. Weatherford junior Quade Cummins and former SMU and Bixby standout Draegen Majors tied for first. FALL SPORTS MEDIA DAY SET FOR WEDNESDAY The Oklahoman’s annual Fall Sports Media Day has been set for Wednesday, and this year it will be featured at a new location. The event will be held at the McGuinness High School gym from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The school is located at 801 NW 50 Street in Oklahoma City. Participants are urged to take the I-44 East access road to the gym entrance. Each Oklahoma City-area high school participating in football, fastpitch softball, cross country, volleyball and fall baseball is encouraged to bring athletes to meet The Oklahoman’s high school coverage team for interviews, videos and photos that will be used throughout the upcoming season.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Orb Whaley, 87, of Tulsa played football at Antlers High School and Southeastern State. Before a long management career with Western Auto, Whaley was involved in one of the most unusual plays in college football. While returning a second-half kick, Whaley was tackled by East Central lineman Doc Garner at the 50-yard...
Tributes: Former Southeastern player, Douglass basketball standout die
BY SCOTT MUNN | Aug 18, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Orb Whaley, 87, of Tulsa played football at Antlers High School and Southeastern State. Before a long management career with Western Auto, Whaley was involved in one of the most unusual plays in college football. While returning a second-half kick, Whaley was tackled by East Central lineman Doc Garner at the 50-yard line. Problem was, Garner made the stop after charging in from the ECU bench. East Central was given a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Whaley added an interception later in the third quarter that set up a Southeastern touchdown as the then-Savages rolled to a 26-2 victory. Whaley sandwiched his football career between stints in World War II and the Korean War. Raymond Mitchell, 83, was a principal at several Oklahoma City elementary schools. The former Douglass High School basketball standout was also a physical education teacher and spent fall Friday nights as a football official. He also refereed prep basketball games. Angela Spigner, 44, of Oklahoma City was a cheerleader at Fox High School. Kelly Johnson, 50, was a mat maid at Altus High School. Garland Waldroop, 74, of Minot, N.D., owned a construction business. The former Oklahoma resident built Sooner International Raceway north of Altus in 1983. Beula Combs, 88, of Tahlequah was scorebook keeper at Little League baseball games. Larry Cotter, 73, of Oklahoma City was a body builder. He also enjoyed drag racing and snow skiing. Laura Marble Arledge, 45, of Norman played tennis at Chickasha High School and Austin College. The attorney was a supporter of Norman High School athletics; she was named Fan of the Year for the 2012-13 school year. Gene Hatfield, 67, of Oklahoma City played football and baseball at Crooked Oak High School. The Vietnam veteran was an OU and tennis fan. Steven Smola, 74, of Oklahoma City played football at Kingfisher High School. Showed award-winning sheep as a youngster. A railroad company owner by trade. William Kern, 93, of Lawton played adult league softball for Fairmont Foods. A member of the Lawton Bowling Club. Joe Pete Pellerin Jr., 72, of Wilson played football for Mt. Saint Joseph Academy in his native Rutland, Vt. Dr. Harold Stout, 80, of Norman played football, basketball and ran track at Waurika High School. The physician was involved with the Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt. Also hunted bear in Alaska. Claudette Trigg Theimer, 81, of Oklahoma City was a cheerleader at Northeast High School. Weldon Roberson, 70, of Wichita Falls, Texas, lettered four years in football, basketball and track at Ryan High School. Bob Graves, 72, of Poteau worked in the banking industry and coached Little League baseball. Steve Robinson, 65, worked the chains at Owasso Rams football games. A golf enthusiast. Bud Mulkey, 82, Durant worked as machinist — which came in handy with his hobby of building and racing stock cars. Billy Little, 68, of Yukon was a manager for Southwestern Bell. Off time was spent working with Little League sports either as an official, director or coach. Allen Cowdery, 71, of Tulsa was an attorney who coached and officiated soccer. Sue Moore Corder, 70, of Midwest City played basketball at Mason High School.
Aug 15, 2014
Darwin Franklin’s first season at Millwood presented one type of challenge, seeing how quickly he could integrate his philosophies into a senior-laden team. After finishing as the Class 2A runner-up and graduating several long-time starters on every level of the offense and defense, the Falcons pose a different coaching challenge in Franklin’s second year. Franklin will try to latch onto the...
High school football: District 2A-2 preview: Millwood reloading after runner-up finish
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Aug 15, 2014Darwin Franklin’s first season at Millwood presented one type of challenge, seeing how quickly he could integrate his philosophies into a senior-laden team. After finishing as the Class 2A runner-up and graduating several long-time starters on every level of the offense and defense, the Falcons pose a different coaching challenge in Franklin’s second year. Franklin will try to latch onto the experience of a small but talented senior class led by the likes of Sheldon Bulock and Andre Clanton, who will both play key roles at running back and linebacker. Micah Sanders, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, is one of the team’s most gifted athletes and will be used as a receiver and defensive back. The lines took a hit with the loss of Josh Little, a Kansas State commit who moved to Florida in late July, but D’Andre Mays provides consistency on both sides. “Our play will reflect or preparation,” Franklin said. “We must play with a chip on our shoulder and take nothing for granted.” CHA MOVING FORWARD WITH DIFFERENT MERRELL For the first time in three decades, Christian Heritage Academy will have a new football coach. Longtime coach John Merrell resigned over the summer, turning the team over to his son Tony following 31 years in charge. John Merrell will remain the school’s athletic director. “It was just the right thing to do,” he said. “I couldn’t give it the time and energy those players and coaches deserved.” Merrell’s daughter Jenni Kufahl recently died following a lengthy battle with cancer. CHA went 8-4 last season and returns talented receiver Gabe LittleJim, who caught 27 TD passes last season. Braden Mikes is also making the move to receiver and free safety. OCS’ FRANKFURT PICKING UP IVY LEAGUE INTEREST Oklahoma Christian School running back and linebacker Luke Frankfurt saw his recruiting begin to take shape in the spring with interest from multiple Ivy League schools. OCS coach Derek Turner said Harvard, Princeton, Drake and others visited, though they have yet to make a scholarship offer. “He’s just an unbelievably gifted kid,” Turner said. “He’s not only a really good student academically; he’s a gifted football player.” Turner said Frankfurt’s role could expand this season as the Saints could move him to various positions to put him in better position to make plays. Frankfurt has led the Saints in tackles every season since his freshman year, including 116 last season. BALLARD A PLAYMAKER OUTSIDE FOR CROOKED OAK Sanardo Ballard’s numbers from last season might not be jaw-dropping — 740 receiving yards on 48 catches with 10 touchdowns. But when you consider the 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete posted those statistics as a receiver in a run-heavy option offense, it changes the tone of his performance. Ballard is receiving a lot of Division II recruiting interest and will be the most dangerous option in the Crooked Oak offense, which is built around a small line that uses speed and experience. Michael Grant, Jose Zuniga and Enrique Matamoros all return as starters on the offensive line. LUTHER’S WRIGHT READY TO BREAK OUT Maurice Wright’s career has gotten off to a strong start already. Luther’s do-it-all weapon is only 44 rushing yards away from reaching 1,000 rushing and receiving yards for his career, and he’s only a junior. At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds with great speed, Wright is sure to catch the eyes of college recruiters this season playing behind an experienced offensive line that includes Dewayne Rhodes, Lucas Durocher and Cody Wharton. Wright is a weapon at free safety and as a kick returner as well. NORTHEAST, WELLSTON WELCOME NEW COACHES Northeast Academy and Wellston both have hopes of breaking through to make the playoffs in 2A-2, with new coaches at the helm. Carlos Williams takes over at Northeast, and Wellston will be under the guidance of Shane Page.
Jul 27, 2014
Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star.Like many wannabe actors, she found herself waiting tables after college. And had it not been for her getting to know a high school coach at the sports grill where she worked, she wouldn't be among the four women who will be on-field officials in...
Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official
ERIC OLSON, Associated Press | Jul 27, 2014Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star. Like many wannabe actors, she found herself waiting tables after college. And had it not been for her getting to know a high school coach at the sports grill where she worked, she wouldn't be among the four women who will be on-field officials in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season. The 38-year-old Conti had been assigned to the Southeast Missouri State-Kansas game on Sept. 6, making her the first woman to work a football game in the Big 12 Conference. "The ultimate goal is to be able to do it at the highest level," Conti said. "Tennis players want to play Wimbledon, golfers want to play Pebble Beach, and football players want to get to the Super Bowl. The reality of it is, I'm hoping I get a second Big 12 game ever in my life." Conti will work mostly as a line judge in the Mountain West for the second straight year. She landed the Big 12 gig through the league's officiating partnership with the Mountain West and FCS-level Southland Conference. Mountain West supervisor of officials Ken Rivera said Conti has moved up on merit and hasn't drawn much notice from coaches — which is a good thing. "Usually coaches don't call me to tell me how good an official is," Rivera said. "They call because they have an issue, and we haven't had any blowback with Cat at all." Conference USA has three female officials in Sarah Thomas, Maia Chaka and Amanda Sauer. Thomas and Chaka also will work some NFL preseason games as part of the league's developmental program. C-USA supervisor of officials Gerry Austin said he's noticed more women working high school and small-college games the past decade. Austin said the women he hired in C-USA have proved to be every bit as good as their male colleagues when it comes to field presence, knowledge and ability to apply the rules. "If they get the call right, I don't care if they're women or mutants," Austin said. "In the end, that's what I'm judged by — do they get the call right, do they manage the game right. It behooves me to put people on the field who can make that happen. The fact we have diversity, is that a thought-out process? In reality, yes. We should have diversity." Conti, from Thousand Oaks, California, said she knew nothing about football before she dated a boy in high school who was a San Francisco 49ers fan. She developed a passion for the game in college and became fascinated with the chain crew on the sideline. "As a theater arts major, I started lying to everybody for my own entertainment, telling them I'm going to move to San Francisco and be a yard-marker for the 49ers," Conti said, laughing. "Every time the chain crew would go on the field for a measurement, I'd punch the guy next to me in the shoulder and say, 'I'm totally going to do that someday.'" She was waitressing the day she met local high school coach George Contreras and asked him, half-jokingly, how one gets a job on a chain crew. He suggested she pursue on-field officiating instead. A few months later he brought her a newspaper clipping about an upcoming orientation meeting for prospective officials. "I thought, 'Why not?'" Conti said. That was in 2000. Conti ascended through the high school and junior college ranks and, by 2010, had to resign from her job as a ninth-grade English and drama teacher so she could go all in on officiating. She now does personal training to supplement her officiating income. Conti said she's taken no more abuse than a male official would and that no one has outwardly questioned her ability based on her gender. Kansas coach Charlie Weis joked last week that he would have to watch his language in the presence of Conti. Weis needn't worry. Conti won't be able to hear him because she'll be working as center judge, the eighth official who stands in the offensive backfield opposite the referee. She will watch the interior line for holding and ready the ball for play. Conti said all she wants is to be treated like one of the guys. "If everybody has to watch their language, or if everybody has to watch how they conduct themselves and I'm 'super sensitive Suzy,' then I don't belong out there," Conti said. "I'm in their world. That's the reality. I am inserting myself into their universe, and I'm just happy to be there."
Jul 13, 2014
Especially on defense, new faces are likely to make an immediate impact. On offense, the Cowboys grabbed a few players who could become stars. Here are some new Cowboys to keep an eye on this season.
Oklahoma State football: Six newcomers to watch in 2014
By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Jul 13, 2014After losing a 28-player senior class, Oklahoma State goes into the 2014 season with starting positions to fill and many other spots on the depth chart open. Especially on defense, new faces are likely to make an immediate impact. On offense, the Cowboys grabbed a few players who could become stars. Here are some new Cowboys to keep an eye on this season: Josh Mabin, LB A three-star recruit from Klein Oak (Texas) High School, Mabin comes in with college-ready size at 6-2, 227. He also runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, and though he might be more of an inside linebacker prototype, Mabin will be one of several incoming linebackers competing to start on the outside after the Cowboys lost Shaun Lewis and Caleb Lavey to graduation. Gyasi Akem, LB Akem is a four-star recruit from Broken Arrow, and though he’s smaller (6-1, 210) and slower (4.6) than Mabin, he’s known for his physical style and has had a long relationship with the OSU coaching staff. Thrown in Pearland (Texas) recruit Justin Phillips, and the new guys are sure to become familiar in a thin OSU linebacking corps. Josh Furman, S Furman graduated from Michigan in May before transferring to OSU, making him eligible immediately. OSU needs help and experience at safety, and Furman provides just that. He was no star at Michigan, but he started three games for the Wolverines in 2013 and walks into a depth chart situation that should give the 6-foot-2 transfer every opportunity to start at strong safety. Sione Palelei, RB The Louisiana native went under the radar after suffering a season-ending injury early in his senior year, but he has a 4.35 40-yard dash time and enters a backfield looking for a fourth option. With Devon Thomas all but officially out of the picture, Palelei could earn a few carries early in his career. Mason Rudolph, QB The 6-foot-4, 217-pound quarterback from Rock Hill, S.C., enrolled at OSU to compete for a starting job. He wasn’t spectacular in spring practices, but he has a strong arm and underrated mobility. His first season in Stillwater will likely depend on how J.W. Walsh performs, but the OSU coaching staff recruited Rudolph to play, and that time will come. It’s just a matter of when. Tyreek Hill, RB-WR If you don’t already know about him, you should. Hill comes from Garden City Community College, and he already broke OSU records this spring on the track. He brings supreme speed, and proved with highlight plays in the spring that he’s already one of the Cowboys’ top offensive players. Hill will likely play running back, receiver and possibly return kicks.
Jun 29, 2014
Westmoore senior principal Brian Fitzgerald a candidate to replace Carl Franks as district AD. Jeremy Stark a candidate to take over as head football coach at Southmoore.
High school notebook: Moore board to name district athletic director, Southmoore coach
By Jacob Unruh | Jun 29, 2014The Moore Board of Education will discuss and take action regarding naming a new district athletic director and Southmoore football coach during Monday night’s special meeting. Former Moore athletic director Carl Franks was recently reassigned within the district. The agenda says the board is considering Brian Fitzgerald, the senior principal at Westmoore, to replace Franks. Also, the board will consider the promotion of Southmoore defensive coordinator Jeremy Stark to head coach, replacing Jeff Brickman. The board will also vote on naming former Crooked Oak soccer coach Mike Fadum the new boys soccer coach at Moore. KRALIK NAMED CAPITOL HILL COACH Longtime Blanchard boys basketball coach William Kralik has been named the coach at Capitol Hill. Kralik spent the past 10 years with the Lions, going 129-127. Kralik, a U.S. Grant alumnus, also led the Lions to 22-win seasons in 2009 and 2013. Capitol Hill went 6-12 last season, losing to Carl Albert in the Class 5A regionals. EDMOND NORTH’S OLSEN PICKS UP FIRST OFFER Edmond North’s Abby Olsen picked up her first scholarship offer last week when Brigham Young University offered the sophomore guard. Olsen picked up the offer at an elite camp. A freshman last season, Olsen joins standouts Ana Llanusa of Choctaw, Bethany Franks of Norman and Jo’Nah Johnson of Edmond Santa Fe with Division I offers in the 2017 class.
Apr 19, 2014
IN BRIEF Resurrection Sunday service to feature presentation of ‘The Son’ “The Son,” a presentation of the fine arts ministry of Prospect Church, will be performed at 7 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2809 N Missouri. The presentation is part of the church’s Resurrection Sunday sunrise service. For more information, go to www.prospectokc.org. Egg hunts are planned •OKC Egg Drop, 4 to 6 p.m....
Religion briefs for April 19
Apr 19, 2014IN BRIEF Resurrection Sunday service to feature presentation of ‘The Son’ “The Son,” a presentation of the fine arts ministry of Prospect Church, will be performed at 7 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2809 N Missouri. The presentation is part of the church’s Resurrection Sunday sunrise service. For more information, go to www.prospectokc.org. Egg hunts are planned •OKC Egg Drop, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, hosted by Highpoint Church. It will feature the dropping of 30,000 Easter eggs from a helicopter onto a field behind the church at 6810 NW 122. It also will include food, drinks and games. Admission is free but tickets are required. Call 722-1871 or go to okceggdrop.com. •Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 10600 N Council Road. Easter bunny, moon bounce and free lunch. Call 721-0590 or go to www.stpaulsokc.com. •Holy Saturday/Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Village United Methodist Church, 2501 W Britton Road. Egg decorating, bingo, snacks, Easter Bunny photos, puppet show. Call 751-8116. •Communitywide Easter egg hunt, 5 p.m. Saturday, Mitch Park, Covell Road between Santa Fe and Kelly avenues, Edmond. Hosted by Edmond First Baptist Church-Covell. Age-graded hunts with more than 10,000 eggs. Call 341-0253 or go to www.fbcedmond.org. •Easter Family Fun Day, Saturday, Council Road Baptist Church’s The Cube center, 2900 N Council Road. Egg hunt at 10 a.m., with inflatables and hot dogs. Registration will be at 8 a.m. for a 5k, 10k and 1-mile Fun Run benefiting the House of Healing for teenage girls. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. Call 401-2661 or go to www.councilroad.org. •Victory Church Easter egg hunts, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the following schools in the Putnam City School District: Apollo, Arbor Grove, Central, James L. Dennis, Ralph Downs, Hilldale, Lake Park, Northridge, Overholser, Tulakes, Western Oaks, Wiley Post and Windsor Hills elementary schools, and Kenneth Cooper, Hefner, Mayfield, Western Oaks (football field) and James Capps (football field) middle schools. The church also will offer free prizes, games, and activities for families, including face painting. Go to www.victorychurch.tv. Foster care is focus of forum The 2014 Oklahoma Foster Care Forum is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at North Church, 1601 W Memorial Road. Registration is free. Speakers include the Rev. Rodney Fouts, lead pastor of North Church; Ben Nockels, director of the 111 Project; Dierdre McCool, executive director of Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services; and Dee Blose, executive director of Youth and Family Service. For more information or to register, go to www.okfostercareforum.org. Group offers vision screenings Free vision screenings will be offered to the public on April 26 and 27 as part of an interfaith community service initiative of the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma. Sabi Singh, president of the Interfaith Alliance, said the screening are part of the alliance’s “Beyond Coexistence” initiative, in partnership with Health Alliance for the Uninsured and Dean McGee Eye Institute. He said the screenings are designed to help the elderly and uninsured. The screenings will be at four sites from 9 a.m. to noon April 26: Lighthouse Medical Clinic, 2801 S Robinson; Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, 3815 N St. Clair; Mount Triumph Baptist Church, 1716 Abram Ross; City Rescue Mission, 800 W California. Screenings will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, Mount Triumph Baptist Church and at St. Charles-McAuley Health Clinic, 4915 State Street. For more information, go to www.tia-ok.org. Holocaust remembrance service set MOORE — The 2014 Yom HaShoah Remembrance Service is set for 2 p.m. April 27 at Southmoore High School, 2901 S Santa Fe. The event, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, is free and open to the public. This year’s service will include a screening of the film “Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War” and a candle lighting ceremony. For more information, call 848-3132. Book “The Sparkle Egg” by Jill Hardie (Ideals Children’s Books, $16.99). From the publisher: Just in time for Easter, this lavishly illustrated picture book provides a much-needed tool to help children and parents understand the true meaning of the holiday. The book presents a way to use a well-known Easter symbol to share the message of forgiveness. Television Movie tells story of cake fundraiser “Apple Mortgage Cake,” an original Up network movie, shares the story of Angela Logan who, when faced with foreclosure, set a goal to bake 100 cakes in 10 days to save her home. The movie is set to premiere Sunday on the Up network. The film stars Kimberly Elise (”Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and was produced by Entertainment One. FROM STAFF REPORTS
Apr 12, 2014
This is the 33rd year of The Oklahoman’s Super 5 for boys basketball. Here are a few facts about the Super 5 teams from five, 15 and 25 years ago.
High school boys basketball: Fun facts about the Super 5 from 5, 15 and 25 years ago
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Apr 12, 2014This is the 33rd year of The Oklahoman’s Super 5 for boys basketball. It began in 1981 with a pretty impressive list of names: Edmond Memorial’s Bill Self, Tulsa Washington brothers William and Wayman Tisdale, Coyle’s Joe Atkinson and Tulsa Memorial’s Kyp Hardaway. Here are a few facts about the Super 5 teams from five, 15 and 25 years ago: 2009 A unique mix of athletic talent came together on the 2009 Super 5, including some future professionals — though not all in basketball. The Player of the Year was Putnam City’s Xavier Henry, now a Los Angeles Laker. He was joined by Red Oak’s Lane Adams, one of only nine players in state history to score 3,000 points for his career. But Adams’ athletic prowess took him to the baseball diamond. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and is in the organization’s farm system, playing this season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas of the Texas League. Also making the team was Guthrie’s Donte’ Foster, who had a standout football career at Ohio University, and is currently waiting to see what his pro prospects could be in the NFL. Tahlequah’s Matt Qualls and Jenks’ Bryson Pope rounded out the team, with Pawnee’s David Page as the Coach of the Year. 1999 The state schools cashed in on the 1999 Super 5, with all of them going on to play for either OU, OSU or Tulsa. Tulsa McLain’s Ebi Ere was part of Oklahoma’s 2002 Final Four team. Bishop McGuinness’ Terrence Crawford, only a junior at the time, later helped Oklahoma State to the Final Four in 2004. Tulsa landed two Super 5 players right out of high school, Dante Swanson and Antonio Reed, who were on campus for one of the Golden Hurricanes’ most impressive stretches as a mid-major. When Swanson and Reed were freshmen, Tulsa reached the Elite Eight under coach Bill Self. They won the NIT the next year, and won an NCAA Tournament first-round game each of the next two seasons. Sapulpa’s 6-foot-10 Brian Cardwell eventually played basketball for Tulsa, but only after a four-year stint in minor league baseball. 1989 OU nabbed a pair of powerful scorers off the 1989 Super 5 team with Carl Albert All-American Jeff Webster and Putnam City star Bryatt Vann, both of whom went on to strong careers with the Sooners. Tulsa McLain point guard Earl Jones played a couple of seasons at Oklahoma State before giving up the game. The team also included Bartlesville standout Ron Johnson, as well as Fred Burley, who was the all-time leading scorer at Douglass until Stevie Clark came along.
Apr 3, 2014
The panel will be led by former Oklahoma Sooner standout Jim Riley, who played for the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He will be joined by five other former NFL players from the state.
High school notebook: Former NFL players to lead anti-drug discussion in Yukon
By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Apr 3, 2014Six former NFL players will be featured speakers at the Town Hall Meeting of the YuCan Coalition, a Yukon organization that fights drug and alcohol abuse. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Yukon High School, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway, and is open to the public. The panel will be led by former Oklahoma Sooner standout Jim Riley, who played for the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He will be joined by five other former NFL players from the state. The panel consists of former Sooners Roy Williams and John Goodman, as well as former OSU standouts Derrel Gofourth and Terry Brown. Former Philadelphia Eagles player Kenny Blair of Oklahoma City, who has coached at Northeast Academy and Northwest Classen, is also on the panel. For further information about the meeting, contact Kent Mathers at 314-5475. SHAWNEE GOLFERS OFF TO HOT START The Shawnee boys golf team continued its hot start with its second tournament victory in the span of a week on Wednesday. Coming off a win at their home course at Shawnee Country Club last week, the Wolves won at Coffee Creek in Edmond Wednesday with a team total of 318. Deer Creek was second at 323. Shawnee senior Daniel Langley shot 5-over-par 75 to win individual medalist honors, while teammate Morgen Pettigrew was fifth with a 78. The Wolves were runners-up at Seminole last week as well. EIGHT HIGH SCHOOL MASCOTS IN USA TODAY POLL The high school sports section of USA Today is hosting a contest for the best mascot in the nation, and eight Oklahoma schools have their mascots in the competition. The Woodward Boomers, Claremore Zebras, Dewey Bulldoggers, Bray-Doyle Donkeys, Eufaula Ironheads, Miami Wardogs, Newcastle Racers and Wright City Lumberjax are competing against each other in the first round of voting. The winner of the state round will advance to the regional round. The third and final round of voting to decide the nation’s best high school mascot will end April 25. Voting for the state round will continue until April 8 and can be found at contest.usatodayhss.com. ANTLERS’ MCNUTT WINS OSSAA BOARD ELECTION Antlers High School principal Bryan McNutt is the newest member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors after he won the runoff for the Southeast Quadrant II spot. McNutt will begin his term with the board in August. Also, current board member and Enid superintendent Shawn Hime’s resignation was accepted by a 12-0 vote at last week’s meeting. Hime was the Northwest Quadrant I representative and his term was scheduled to end June 30. SUBURBAN CONFERENCE WRESTLING AWARD WINNERS NAMED Deer Creek’s Cole Pacheco (182 pounds) was named Suburban Conference Wrestler of the Year after capping his senior season with a third-straight state title. Pacheco’s teammate Tanner Cole (106 pounds) received Newcomer of the Year honors after winning a state title as a freshman. Piedmont’s Blane Culp (170 pounds) and Chickasha’s Josh Latham (195 pounds) were the two other state champions to make the first team. Dayton West (113 pounds) was also a first-team selection from Deer Creek, which tied Piedmont for the most first-team honorees. The Wildcats also had Reece Henry (138 pounds) and Fransisco Lopez (145 pounds) named to the first team. OCA GIRLS ALL-STATE ROSTERS ANNOUNCED On Thursday, the Oklahoma Coaches Association released the rosters for the annual girls basketball All-State games in Tulsa. The games will be played Wednesday, July 30 at Oral Roberts University’s Mabee Center. The small-school game begins at 7 p.m. with the large school game to follow. Here’s the complete roster for each of the four teams. Large East Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow; Jordan Doyle, Broken Arrow; McKenzie Cooper, Shawnee; Janee Arnold, Tulsa East Central; Savannah Gray, Fort Gibson; Kamry Chamberlain, Vinita; Faith Ihim, Tulsa Memorial; Aaliyah Blakley, Ada; Lexi Williams, Inola; Esther Udoumah, Tulsa Union; Coaches: Mike Hughes, Broken Arrow; Dottie Slabaugh, Broken Bow. Large West Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe; Jasauen Beard, Midwest City; Jordan Gilbert, Carl Albert; Whitney Jones, Deer Creek; Chandler Roof, Weatherford; Darian Hill, Harrah; Bri Kuestersteffen, Norman North; Aimee Rischard, Mount St. Mary; Taylor Ely, Norman; Paj Jackson, Lawton MacArthur; Coaches: Andy Bloodworth, Plainview; Robb Mills, Enid. Small East Baileigh O’Dell, Verdigris; Logan Burgess, Tonkawa; Marissa Goodman, Frontier; Baylee Evans, Red Oak; Molly Kerr, Adair; Miranda Griffin, Ketchum; Megan Womack, Stroud; Omega Reese, Tonkawa; Bailey Stephens, Adair; Miranda Stiles, Kiowa. Coaches: Jim Upshaw, Kellyville; Kurt Heller, Sperry. Small West Erika Wakefield, Heritage Hall; Gabbie Parsons, Cordell; Jade Jones, Pond Creek-Hunter; Morgan Vogt, Okarche; LaNesia Williams, Northeast; Jamie Gibson, Thomas; Taylor Mendell, Lomega; Kassy Easter, Sayre; Hannah Millar, Erick; Andi McGill, Turner. Coaches: Kenny Bare, Velma-Alma; Richard Carney, Hobart. REPORT: EAST CENTRAL TO HIRE FORMER NSU COACH Tulsa East Central is set to hire former Northeastern State football coach Kenny Evans as its football coach, the Tahlequah Daily Press reports. Evans confirmed to the paper he has had conversations with Tulsa Public Schools. The move will not be official until the TPS Board of Education meets Monday. Evans was 22-44 during his six years at NSU and was fired following the RiverHawks’ season-ending loss to Central Oklahoma in November. He had interviewed with several high schools in north Texas and also turned down a scouting position with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Daily Press reports. A source told The Oklahoman earlier this year that Evans interviewed at Westmoore, but was not a finalist for the job that went to new coach Adam Gaylor. He would be replacing Bobby Klinck, who resigned earlier this year to become the defensive coordinator at Broken Arrow.
Gillihan was a 115-pounder who finished third at the NCAA Tournament in 1957.
Tributes: Richard Gillihan, 77, was an All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State
By Scott Munn | Mar 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: •Richard Gillihan, 77, was a Tulsa Central High School graduate who attended Oklahoma State on a wrestling scholarship. Gillihan had a 5-1 record as a 115-pounder during the 1957 season and earned All-America status by finishing third at the NCAA Tournament. He served in the Marines and then worked in petroleum land management for Sinclair. •Radio station owner and sportscaster Charlie Jones died 10 days after celebrating his 76th birthday. Jones opened KBLP radio in Lindsay in 1991. He and his staff covered high school events for Lindsay, Blanchard and Purcell. The Comanche native was honored by the Oklahoma Interscholastic Sporting Directors for his coverage of high school athletics. J.D. Northcutt, the longtime broadcaster for Moore Lions football, said, “He made sure that south central Oklahoma had a radio voice for high school sports and coaches’ shows.” Jones also provided entertainment for the Lindsay Leopard Basketball Camps held by legendary coach Charles Heatly. •Jesse Gorbet, 16, of El Reno died from injuries suffered in an auto crash. He was a sophomore at El Reno High School, participating in football and wrestling. Gorbet also liked to 4-wheel and lift weights. He served as a pit crewman for his father Travis Gorbet, who raced dirt cars at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City. •Jim Smith, 91, of Oklahoma City spent 25 years as a fighter pilot or squadron commander. He flew more than 100 combat missions and received a Bronze Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. After retiring from the military, Smith was a founder of the Oklahoma City Running Club. He set several state records ranging from 5-kilometer races to marathons. Smith, who ran into his 70s, was added to the Oklahoma Long Distance Running Wall of Fame in 1998. He also officiated high jump competitions at the high school and college levels. •Jim Bassel died in Claremont, Calif., at age 69. The native Oklahoman marched on football Friday nights with the Lawton High School band, and then went on to complete 189 missions behind enemy lines inside reconnaissance aircraft during the Vietnam War. Bassel worked for the U.S. Forestry Service after his military discharge, and recreation time was spent swimming, biking and running. He biked from Williamsburg, Va., to Astoria, Ore., in 44 days. Bassel ran several 10-kilometer races; he also completed in marathons in San Diego and Honolulu. •Gary Bettenhausen, 72, of Monrovia, Ind., was a nationally known race car driver who made a few stops at State Fair Speedway. Bettenhausen, who raced 21 times in the Indianapolis 500, also drove open-wheel dirt cars. He participated in a U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series race in OKC in 1983, and then he competed in a USAC vs. NCRA Shootout in 1986 at the now-demolished fairgrounds track. The four-time USAC points champion is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. •John Murphy, 91, of Tulsa was a Little League baseball coach and avid golfer. The retired American Airlines employee was a tailgunner on a B-29 Superfortress during World War II. •Paul Stringfield, 91, of Tulsa was also a tailgunner during World War II, flying combat missions on a B-26. He was an all-around athlete before and after the war, but he particularly excelled at tennis. The purchasing agent continued to play until hip surgery sidelined him for good at age 85. •David Piatt, 63, of Lookeba was a baseball player and wrestler at Classen High School. He turned down a baseball scholarship to Arizona State, instead choosing to attend Oklahoma on a wrestling scholarship. While at Classen, Piatt won the 1967 All-City Conference championship for 177 pounds. He later attended a New York Yankees tryout camp. Owned David’s Cycle and Supply, Sooner Appraisal and Cobra Welding. •Forrest Carlile spent 24 years with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, retiring in 2010 as a lieutenant. Carlile was an accomplished runner and cyclist who competed in more than 100 races. His favorite event was the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon held each April. Also participated in the Oklahoma Iron Man triathlon and the Hotter’N Hell Hundred endurance ride. Carlile ran 40 miles on his 40th birthday and 50 miles on his 50th birthday. He died at 52 after a short battle with cancer. •Ruby Alderman Henry, 95, was the former president of the Women’s Golf Association at The Oaks Country Club in Tulsa....Chip Horner of Tulsa was a dragboat racer and competitive water skier...Conner Stevens, 19, of Oklahoma City played golf at Putnam City North High School. He loved to play pick-up basketball games with his buddies.... •Darrell Burch, 82, of Chickasha ran the snack bar in the Oklahoma Department of Transportation building for 35 years. During off time, he was active with the Oklahoma City Blind Beep Ball Bombers. ...Kenneth Orr, 84, of Edmond lettered in football and basketball at Kingfisher High School before spending 27 years in the Air Force.... Ray Billingsley, 86 of Vici played basketball at Mutual High School before a career as a professor of agricultural economics.
Class A Boys •No. 1 Fort Cobb-Broxton (28-0): Seeking the school's fourth state title, with four starters back from last year's semifinal squad. • No. 2 Glencoe (26-0): Led once again by Ty Lazenby, the defending champs are 57-1 the last two seasons. • No. 3 Weleetka (22-3): Going strong again with the majority of last year's state runner-up roster intact. • No. 5 Hollis (19-3): Basketball...
Oklahoma high school basketball: Class A and B state tournament qualifiers
Mar 1, 2014Class A Boys •No. 1 Fort Cobb-Broxton (28-0): Seeking the school's fourth state title, with four starters back from last year's semifinal squad. • No. 2 Glencoe (26-0): Led once again by Ty Lazenby, the defending champs are 57-1 the last two seasons. • No. 3 Weleetka (22-3): Going strong again with the majority of last year's state runner-up roster intact. • No. 5 Hollis (19-3): Basketball picking up where the school's football team left off, after winning the Class A state title in December. Class B Boys • No. 1 Forgan (26-1): A loss to Laverne in the regular-season finale spoiled an unbeaten season, but otherwise, Forgan has established itself as deserving of the No. 1 ranking. • No. 4 Red Oak (22-5): Unbeaten against Class B opponents with four of five losses against Class 2A or 3A teams. • No. 6 Tipton (20-1): Not a lot of ranked opponents on the schedule, but their only loss came against Class 2A Frederick. • No. 20 Southwest Covenant (16-5): The Yukon-based school is making its first state tournament appearance, and playing the Cinderella role. Class A Girls • No. 4 Frontier (24-4): The Mustangs have won nine straight heading into their sixth straight appearance at the tournament. • No. 5 Caddo (23-1): The Bruins' lone loss this season is to Class 3A Hugo and no team in Class A has played them within double digits. • No. 6 Sterling (25-3): Haven't lost since late January to Class 4A Cache, winning 10 straight to return to the Big House for a second straight year. • No. 7 Seiling (21-5): Third time was a charm for the Wildcats as they knocked off No. 1 Cheyenne-Reydon to advance to the tournament. Class B Girls • No. 1 Okarche (26-2): Class A defending champion hasn't lost to anyone below Class 3A this season thanks to a veteran-laden squad. • No. 2 Red Oak (26-2): The Eagles are back for a fifth straight year and have not lost since late December in the Tournament of Champions. • No. 3 Lomega (23-4): Senior Taylor Mendell leads an experienced squad looking to win its first gold ball since 2012. • No. 4 Erick (25-3): Defending champion returns three starters from last year has not lost to a Class B team this season.
Lee averaged 15.1 points per game for the Vikings, who finished 26-2 and state runner-up. The General Motors employee died at age 59.
Tributes: Stanley Stanley Lee helped Northeast reach the Class 3A basketball finals in 1972
By Scott Munn | Feb 26, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: •Stanley Lee, 59, of Oklahoma City earned a basketball scholarship to Texas Tech, where he earned a degree in physical education. He spent 30 years working for General Motors, where he stood tall among his co-workers. At 6-foot-7, Lee teamed with fellow starters Lawrence Wilson, Roy Burris, Russell Post and Clarence Lucky to help the Northeast High School basketball team reach the Class 3A state championship game in 1972. The No. 1-ranked Vikings entered the tournament at the Big House with a 24-1 record, their only loss coming against Tulsa Washington. Lee and Co. beat Guthrie and Okmulgee in the first-two rounds but lost a 64-59 title decision to an unbeaten Miami squad that received game-clinching free throws from future OU All-America wide receiver Tinker Owens. Lee finished the season averaging 15.1 points per game. •Curtis Richmond, 68, was a customer service manager for United Airlines in Houston. He grew up in Oklahoma, where he excelled in football, basketball and tennis in the 1960s at Shawnee High School. As a senior, Richmond was named Shawnee’s Athlete of the Year. He won state tennis championships in singles and doubles and compiled an 82-4 record as a high-schooler. Richmond then played tennis at Southeastern State University and was an NAIA All-American as well as the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference champion in singles and doubles. He was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame and also the Missouri Valley/Oklahoma Tennis Hall of Fame. •John Langford, 88, of Oklahoma City was a member of the PGA for 66 years. He played in the PGA Championship eight times and had two top-10 finishes. Langford later played in the Senior PGA Championship as well as several local tournaments. •Former Oklahoma wrestler Sid Terry died in Wichita, Kan., at age 75. Terry was a championship wrestler at Edmond High School and received a scholarship to OU. He lettered for the 1958, ’59 and ’60 seasons. Terry won the Big Eight championship at 157 pounds in 1960, the same season the Sooners won the national championship. Terry was a second-team All-American in 1959; that season, he had a landmark victory as a 167-pounder. He defeated previously unbeaten Bruce Campbell to help OU stun defending national champion Oklahoma State. After college, Terry was a flight instructor for the Air Force and worked in the insurance business. •Louis Arambula, 80, of Moore was a Golden Gloves boxing champion as a teenager. Arambula fought in the 126- and 135-pound divisions for the Oklahoma City Elks and Southside boxing clubs. He was a veteran of the Korean War and spent 37 years as an air traffic controller. • Danny Thurman, 68, of Sand Springs was an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He would spend 22 years as a mechanic at Fred Jones Ford and used those wrenching skills in dirt car racing. Thurman owned and served as a crew chief for local super modified drivers such as D.E. Suggs, George Armstrong, Donnie Crawford and Herb Copeland. Thurman owned race cars that twice won points championships at Tulsa Speedway. • Dwight Rymer had a way of breaking away from the pack. He starred in track and field at Cheyenne High School, winning five first-place ribbons during his career. That speed and agility came in handy as an Army soldier during World War II. Rymer was captured in Luxembourg by German forces, and while marching to a prisoner of war camp, he and comrade slipped under a bridge. They then hiked through the mountains to freedom in Belgium. Rymer, a Morrison resident, died at age 89 after careers in dairy farming, education and banking. • Deneen Olson Uhrman, 49, of Jenks was a career educator. As a youngster, she was one of the first girls to play Little League baseball in her native Ohio. She was a four-sport letterman at Loraine Catholic High School. • Donald Booher, 80, of Tulsa remained a Chickasha Chicks sports fan long after he graduated. He was a member of Oklahoma State baseball teams that qualified for the College World Series in 1954 and 1955. Booher liked to hunt and fish, and he was an avid golfer who played on courses in Ireland and Scotland. He had a hole-in-one. •John Yaroslavski Jr., 66, of Norman was a high school cross country and track standout in his native New Jersey....Jack Hammock, 80, of Oklahoma City was a cabinet maker who enjoyed calf roping on the side....Ann Jones Colby, 80, of Vinita played high school basketball with sister Sallye at White Oak. ... Mildred Turner Marshall, 85, of Lawton was a barrel racer and played basketball at Walters High School. ... • Joe Richardson, 74, of Fort Worth was a Snyder High School graduate who returned to his alma-mater as a coach. He spent three years at Snyder before coaching in Irving, Texas. ... Jimmy Brown, 16, was a junior at Tecumseh High School. He played for the Savages’ bowling and golf teams. ... Raymond Lutomski, 79, of Shawnee was a bullrider who often participated in the old Harrah rodeo.
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A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience.
Tributes: Former State Fair Speedway driver Jerry Morrison dies on 76th birthday
BY SCOTT MUNN | Feb 17, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Anything that had wheels and Jerry Morrison was willing to race it. Local dirt car racing fans will remember the El Reno resident for driving a No. 8 Pontiac Grand Prix pro stock at State Fair Speedway. Pro stocks were a highly competitive division over the 1989-2009 seasons, and although Steve Smith, Perry Robb Jr. and Mark Brill dominated headlines by combining for 15 championships, Morrison could make it tough for that trio on any given Friday night. He was often a top-10 driver during his career at the landmark Oklahoma City track, winning six A features and finishing fourth in points for the 1991, 2001 and 2007 seasons. Morrison raced drag cars in the 1960s, twice finishing runner-up in the National Hot Rod Association's World Finals in a B dragster. He later competed in motocross, then moved to oval track car racing. Before becoming a Friday night staple in Oklahoma City, Morrison won three mini-stock championships at Dutton Speedway in Fort Cobb and one title at Clinton Motorsports Park. Morrison's love for speed extended into the family — his granddaughter is Kenzie Ruston, who is a rising star on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Morrison died recently on his 76th birthday. *Dr. Tom Stough, 74, of Okarche was a 123-pound wrestler and quarterbacked the Geary High School football team. Stough earned a wrestling scholarship to Oklahoma, although he soon joined the Army and trained as an X-ray technician. After Stough was discharged, he returned to OU to begin studying medicine. *Michael Raines, 40, was a broker for Midtown Mortgage. The Tulsa Union High School graduate was an All-State golfer in 1992. *Francis Francoeur, 91, of Lawton worked as a gunner and navigator — and eventually became a pilot — on a B-17 bomber during World War II. After the Allied victories, he worked in lumber and also coached boys basketball at St. Mary High School in Ponca City. He guided St. Mary to an Oklahoma Catholic League championship in the 1950s. Francoeur was an avid fisherman who made trips to Mexico and Canada to drop a line. *Jim Pugh died on his 69th birthday. He played football for Cushing High School, when it defeated Harding 15-14 for the Class A state championship in 1961. Pugh went on to serve in Vietnam as a reconnaissance helicopter pilot. *Shirley Willcox Johnson, 72, of Choctaw held OU season football tickets for more than 35 years. She was an international traveler who never left home without her golf clubs and a founding member of the Choctaw Women's Golf Association. *Horace Anderson, 88, of Tulsa played football, basketball and baseball at Wayne High School. The World War II veteran played semi-pro baseball, and he was an avid golfer who, in 1968, was the Mohawk Men's Association champion. By trade, he worked for a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Tulsa. *Don Nelson graduated from Shawnee High School and went on to play tennis for Oklahoma State. Nelson, who spent 36 years working for Southwestern Bell, was a longtime Cowboys football season ticket holder. During off time, Nelson entered several water skiing competitions. He died at age 76. *Virginia Edwards Elkins, 90, of Del City was a 1940 graduate of Crooked Oak High School, where she was an exceptional basketball and softball player. *Darrell Long, 66, of Oklahoma City spent 42 years working at Tinker Air Force Base. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter who spent his post-Tinker years as an archery technician for Bass Pro Shops in Bricktown. Long was also the father-in-law of former Oklahoma City Blazers star Tyler Fleck. *Iona Patterson Flippin, 91, of Norman was devoted supporter of Oklahoma Sooner athletics. The retired teacher attended her last OU-Texas football game at age 90, traveling to Dallas the old-fashioned way — by train. *Oklahoma City resident Eldon Watts, 80, played football and basketball at Cherokee High School in his native Kansas. ... Willie Salyer, 84, of Blanchard played baseball at Binger High School. ... Irene Haynes, 48, played basketball and softball and ran track for Lawton Eisenhower High School. ... Randy Ragsdale, 52, of Oklahoma City was a four-year letterman in football at Dewey High School.
ARIZONANational rankings (Rivals 28; Scout 29)Best in class: Cam Denson, WR, Tucson, Ariz.Best of the rest: Jamardre Cobb, LB, Harbor City, Calif.; LB Marquis Ware, LB, Bellflower, Calif.; QB Jerrard Randall, QB, NE Mississippi CC; T.J. Johnson, WR, Cape Coral, Fla.Late addition: Marcus Griffin, DL, Bellevue, Wash.One that got away: Jalen Tabor, CB, Washington, D.C.NOTES: With the addition...
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The Associated Press, Associated Press | Feb 5, 2014ARIZONA National rankings (Rivals 28; Scout 29) Best in class: Cam Denson, WR, Tucson, Ariz. Best of the rest: Jamardre Cobb, LB, Harbor City, Calif.; LB Marquis Ware, LB, Bellflower, Calif.; QB Jerrard Randall, QB, NE Mississippi CC; T.J. Johnson, WR, Cape Coral, Fla. Late addition: Marcus Griffin, DL, Bellevue, Wash. One that got away: Jalen Tabor, CB, Washington, D.C. NOTES: With the addition of Randall and high schooler Brandon Dawkins (Oxnard, Calif.), Rich Rodriguez has a bunch of quarterbacks to choose from as he looks for a replacement for senior B.J. Denker. "Some people say I collect quarterbacks," Rodriguez said. "Yeah, I do. It's better than collecting seashells." ... The defection of CB Naijiel Hale to Washington was accompanied by a good riddance sort of message from Rodriguez. Not mentioning Hale by name, he said if a player makes a commitment, then visits another school, he's not committed anymore. "He didn't marry you, he's just dating you," Rodriguez said. "I keep reminding guys it's our scholarship, not theirs." ___ ARIZONA STATE National rankings (Rivals 21; Scout 17). Best in class: D.J. Calhoun. The linebacker from El Cerrito High School in California has the potential to be an immediate difference-maker for the Sun Devils. He was the highest-rated player in Arizona State's 2014 class and is equally adept at playing in coverage or stopping the run. Calhoun enrolled in January and will take part in spring drills, so he should have a head start on the other freshmen. Best of the rest: WR Eric Lauderdale, a transfer from Saddleback CC in California, has the chance to be a big-threat player alongside Jaelen Strong. Coach Todd Graham also picked up a couple of quarterbacks for the first time at ASU, and both Manny Wilkins and Coltin Gerhart could be the successor to Taylor Kelly when he leaves. Local product Tyler Whiley could have an impact on both sides of the ball, though he may stick to playing receiver. Late addition: Defensive back Kweishi Brown, a transfer from Grossmont CC in El Cajon, Calif., waited until the last day to make a decision, but could have an immediate impact on the Sun Devils in the secondary next season. NOTE: Arizona State is still waiting on the decision of Kalen Ballage, a running back from Falcon High School in Colorado. The Sun Devils appear to have the inside track and adding him would be a huge boost to this year's class. ___ CALIFORNIA National rankings (Rivals 45; Scout 43). Best in class: Tre Watson, RB, Corona, Calif. Best of the rest: LB Chandler Leniu, Lakewood, Calif.; ATH Devante Downs, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; WR Erik Brown, Fontana, Calif.; QB Luke Rubenezer, Scottsdale, Ariz. Late addition: LB Hamilton Anoa'i, San Mateo, Calif. One that got away: ATH Koa Farmer, Sherman Oaks, Calif., to Penn State. NOTE: "Tre Watson was probably as good a football player and productive a player as anybody in high school football this year. His numbers were astronomical and he did that against the best competition in the state." - Coach Sonny Dykes ___ COLORADO National rankings (Rivals 64; Scout 72). Best in class: WR Shay Fields, Bellflower, Calif. Best of the rest: TE Dylan Keeney, Granite Bay, Calif., DE Terran Hasselbach, Parker, Colo. Late addition: ATH Jay MacIntyre, Boulder, Colo. One that got away: OL Elijah Rodriguez, Houston. NOTE: DE Terran Hasselbach, a 6-foot-1, 235-pounder from Regis High School in Parker, Colo., is the son of former Denver Broncos DL Harald Hasselbach. Terran had 11 sacks, 35 hurries, four forced fumbles and three pass breakups as a senior — his only year of high school football. He was in a near-fatal car accident with his father right before the start of the freshman football season in 2010 and wasn't cleared until his junior year, but a fluke shoulder injury sidelined him until his senior season. ___ OREGON National rankings (Rivals 26; Scout 22). Best in class: RB Royce Freeman, Imperial, Calif. Best of the rest: CB Arrion Springs, San Antonio. Late addition: S Khalil Oliver, Meridian, Idaho, decided on Oregon despite late push from Washington. One that got away: DB Budda Baker, Bellevue Wash., decided on Washington. NOTE: Coach Mark Helfrich on the ones that got away: "I'm sure my wife wishes she married George Clooney. ... She moved on. We will too." ___ OREGON STATE National rankings (Rivals 49; Scout 48). Best in class: defensive tackle Kalani Vakameilalo of Hawaii. Best of the rest: Receiver Xavier Hawkins from Tennessee. Late addition: Offensive lineman Kammy Delp of Pomona, Calif., decommitted from Arizona State. One that got away: RB Harris Ross of Pittsburg, Calif., has not qualified academically, but still plans to enroll. NOTE: Mike Riley: "The beauty of this class was there were no surprises." ___ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA National rankings (Rivals 10; Scout 10). Best in class: CB-WR Adoree Jackson, Gardena, Calif. Best of the rest: OG Damien Mama, Bellflower, Calif.; WR Rahshead Johnson, Long Beach, Calif.; CB Jonathan Lockett, Santa Ana, Calif.; LB Olajuwon Tucker, Gardena, Calif.; TE Bryce Dixon, Ventura, Calif. Late addition: S Juju Smith, Long Beach, Calif. One that got away: LB Fred Warner, Mission Hills, Calif. NOTE: "All in all, it was a fascinating process to have about a month where it was an absolute dead period in recruiting. To finish the way we did a 2 1/2 week span was really incredible." — Steve Sarkisian ___ STANFORD National rankings (Rivals 14; Scout 15). Best in class: Solomon Thomas, DE. Best of the rest: Keller Chryst, QB, Palo Alto (Calif.); Dalton Schultz, TE, Bingham (South Jordan, Utah); Casey Tucker, OT, Hamilton (Gilbert, Ariz.). Late addition: Thomas. One that got away: Uriah Leiataua, DE, Dominguez, Compton, Calif. (BYU). NOTE: Stanford filled a major hole on its defensive line with Thomas. The Cardinal also made their biggest marks at the most important offensive positions with Chryst, Schultz, Tucker and running back Christian McCaffrey. The only real downer on the day was losing Leiataua, who had been verbally committed to Stanford for a month until signing with BYU. ___ UCLA National rankings (Rivals 18; Scout 19). Best in class: DB Jaleel Wadood, Bellflower, Calif. Best of the rest: LB Zach Whitley, Galena Park, Texas; WR Austin Roberts, Carmel, Ind.; WR Alex Van Dyke, Roseville, Calif.; DB Adarius Pickett, El Cerrito, Calif. Late addition: LB Kenny Young, River Ridge, La. One that got away: S Budda Baker, Bellevue, Wash. NOTE: The Bruins signed three sets of high school teammates, including Wadood and DE Jacob Tuioti-Mariner from St. John Bosco High School in nearby Bellflower. ___ UTAH National rankings (Rivals 68; Scout 72) Best in class: OL, Jackson Barton, Cottonwood Heights, Utah Best of the rest: QB, Donovan Isom, Destrehan, La. Late addition: DB D.J. Law, Haines City, Fla. One that got away: TE, Dalton Schultz, South Jordan, Utah ___ WASHINGTON National rankings (Rivals 38; Scout 38). Best in class: Budda Baker, DB, Bellevue, Wash. The AP state player of the year in Washington was originally committed to Oregon, but decided he wanted to play closer to home. Major coup for Chris Petersen in his first season. Best of the rest: DL Kaleb McGary, QB K.J. Carta-Samuels, CB Naijiel Hale, TE Drew Sample, DT Greg Gaines. Late addition: Baker capped the recruiting class with his announcement on Tuesday night on local TV of his decision to stay at home. One that got away: Jonathan Lockett, CB. Lockett was originally committed to Washington but followed Steve Sarkisian to USC. __ WASHINGTON STATE National rankings (Rivals 68, Scout 59) Best in class: Peyton Bender, QB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "What I liked best is his best games are ahead of him," coach Mike Leach said. "He steadily improves." Best of the rest: Nick Begg, TE, Santa Margarita, Calif.; Squally Canada, RB, Milpitas, Calif.; Calvin Green, WR, Sacramento, Calif.; Deion Singleton, S, Pasco, Wash. Late addition: "This class had the fewest surprises of any I've been involved in recruiting," Leach said. "This thing was wrapped up by 11 o'clock."
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sonny Dykes is pleased with California's recruiting class even if the ranking didn't live up to his lofty prediction.Dykes brought in a top 50 class on national signing day Wednesday that finished in the bottom half of the Pac-12 despite coming off a one-win season. Dykes had said in December that he would be shocked if the Golden Bears didn't have one of the top...
Cal recruits class to improve on 1-win season
JOSH DUBOW, Associated Press | Feb 5, 2014BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sonny Dykes is pleased with California's recruiting class even if the ranking didn't live up to his lofty prediction. Dykes brought in a top 50 class on national signing day Wednesday that finished in the bottom half of the Pac-12 despite coming off a one-win season. Dykes had said in December that he would be shocked if the Golden Bears didn't have one of the top three classes in the Pac-12. Cal managed to hold on to talented running back Tre Watson and make some key defensive additions late after the hiring of defensive coordinator Art Kaufman last month. "This was a solid recruiting class on the heels of a tough season," Dykes said. Cal's class was ranked 45th by Rivals and 43rd by Scout. Both recruiting services pegged the Bears eighth in the conference, failing to achieve Dykes' prediction of a top three ranking. "I think that's the kind of class we ought to have," Dykes said. "I think you judge this class three or four years from now. I don't know how you rate them right now." The final player to commit to Cal's class was three-star outside linebacker Hamilton Anoa'i from San Mateo. Anoa'i had been committed to Northwestern before the late switch gave the Bears another potential defensive playmaker. Anoa'i joins other late commitments like receiver Erik Brown and linebackers Chandler Leniu and Aisea Tongilava, who signed with Cal after committing earlier to other schools. Adding depth at linebacker was a priority this recruiting season. Cal was thin there last season and Nick Forbes will not be coming back after deciding to retire because of a back injury that sidelined him in 2013. Running back was another need that was filled, led by Watson and Downs. Watson rushed for 3,734 yards and 50 touchdowns last season, averaging 9.0 yards per carry. Downs, who was highly sought after as a running back and linebacker, will begin his Cal career on offense. The 22-player class includes six junior college players as Cal searched for some immediate help, including cornerback Darius White of Itawamba Community College in Mississippi, who was ranked by one service as the top junior college cornerback in the country. ___ CALIFORNIA National rankings (Rivals 45; Scout 43). Best in class: Tre Watson, RB, Corona, Calif. Best of the rest: LB Chandler Leniu, Lakewood, Calif.; ATH Devante Downs, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; WR Erik Brown, Fontana, Calif.; QB Luke Rubenezer, Scottsdale, Ariz. Late addition: LB Hamilton Anoa'i, San Mateo, Calif. One that got away: ATH Koa Farmer, Sherman Oaks, Calif., to Penn State. NOTE: "Tre Watson was probably as good a football player and productive a player as anybody in high school football this year. His numbers were astronomical and he did that against the best competition in the state." - Coach Sonny Dykes
ILLINOISNational rankings (Rivals 71; Scout 68).Best in class: Jihad Ward, 6-6 285, dt, Globe Institute of Technology (N.Y.)Best of the rest: Malik Turner, 6-3 205, wr, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart-GriffinLate addition: Chris James, 5-11 185, db, Orange-Stark (Texas) High SchoolOne that got away: Tyree Stone-Davis, CB, Pierce College (Calif.).NOTE: The best player Illinois will add may not...
Signing day capsules for each Big Ten school
The Associated Press, Associated Press | Feb 5, 2014ILLINOIS National rankings (Rivals 71; Scout 68). Best in class: Jihad Ward, 6-6 285, dt, Globe Institute of Technology (N.Y.) Best of the rest: Malik Turner, 6-3 205, wr, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart-Griffin Late addition: Chris James, 5-11 185, db, Orange-Stark (Texas) High School One that got away: Tyree Stone-Davis, CB, Pierce College (Calif.). NOTE: The best player Illinois will add may not be among the signings. Quarterback Wes Lunt sat out last season after transferring from Oklahoma State. ___ INDIANA National rankings: (Rivals 36; Scout 44). Best in class: Tim Gardner, ol, Avon, Ind. Best of the rest: Dominque Booth, wr, Indianapolis; Jordan Fuchs, te, Queens, N.Y.; Greg Gooch, lb, Longwood, Fla.; Robert McCray III, Rockdale, Ga.; Tegray Scales, lb, Cincinnati. Late addition: McCray, who didn't make his decision until the final hours leading up to signing day. One that got away: Willie Yarbary, de, Augusta, Ga., decommitted from Indiana and wound up choosing Wake Forest after Indiana changed defensive coordinators. NOTE: "Physically, he (Gooch) is a Mike linebacker, who can come in and rush off the edge. He'll provide tremendous personality for this defense," new coordinator Brian Knorr said. ___ IOWA National rankings (Rivals 60; Scout 41). Best in class: Wiegers, Scheel Best of the rest: Nelson, Keegan Render, OG, Indianola, Iowa Late addition: Taylor One that got away: Ross Pierschbacher, OT, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Alabama) NOTE: Although Iowa signed many of the state's top prospects, Pierschbacher wavered on his oral commitment and wound up with Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa. The Hawkeyes also failed to land the state's No. 1 recruit, wide receiver and Iowa State signee Allen Lazard. But Lazard's father and brother played for the Cyclones, and he's been committed to them for years. ___ MARYLAND National Rankings: (Rivals 51; Scout 60). Best in class: OL Damian Prince, Forestville, Md. Parade All-American picked Maryland over Florida and South Carolina in a nationally televised ceremony at Bishop McNamara High School. Best of the rest: DE Jesse Aniebonam, Olney, Md.; WR Juwann Winfree, Englewood, N.J. Aniebonam is a highly regarded pass rusher who had 30 scholarship offers from schools in just about every major conference. Winfree was offered as a safety by Georgia but wanted to play offense. Late addition: LB Nnamdi Egbuaba, Baltimore. Edsall thinks the Terps got a steal in this under-the-radar prospect, who possesses great size and speed along with a high motor. One that got away: CB Jalen Tabor, Washington, D.C. Five-star cornerback from Friendship Collegiate Academy grew up minutes from the College Park campus and always spoke highly of Maryland, but ultimately signed with Florida. NOTES: Two of Maryland's top recruits are already enrolled at College Park. Derwin Gray and Larry Mazyck, both of whom graduated from Friendship Collegiate Academy in D.C., spent the 2013 season playing at Fork Union Military Academy and Iowa Western Community College, respectively. Gray and Mazyck, who technically count against the Class of 2013 in terms of how their scholarships are assigned, should contend for immediate playing time. ___ MICHIGAN National rankings (Rivals 31; Scout 27). Best in class: Jabrill Peppers, DB, Paramus, N.J. Best of the rest: Drake Harris, WR, Grand Rapids, Mich. Late addition: Jared Wangler, LB, Warren, Mich. One that got away: Damon Webb, DB, Detroit. NOTE: Wangler's father, John, was a quarterback for the Wolverines from 1977-80. ___ MICHIGAN STATE National rankings (Rivals 21; Scout 21). Best in class: Montae Nicholson, db, Monroeville (Pa.). Best of the rest: Brian Allen, ol, Hinsdale (Ill.) Late addition: T.J. Harrell, db, Tampa (Fla.) One that got away: Darius Slade, de, Montclair, N.J. NOTE: Slade committed to Michigan State in mid-January but had a late change of heart and signed with Urban Meyer and Ohio State on Wednesday. ___ MINNESOTA National rankings: Rivals 53, Scout 51. Best in class: Jeff Jones, RB, Minneapolis Washburn HS. Best of the rest: Isaiah Gentry, WR, Cincinnati Moeller HS; Melvin Holland, WR, Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods HS; Conner Krizancic, WR, Mentor (Ohio) HS; Brandon Lingen, TE, Wayzata (Minn.) HS; Connor Mayes, OL, Van Alstyne (Texas) HS; Gary Moore, DT, Mobile (Ala.) Murphy HS; Dimonic Roden-McKinzy, QB, Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte HS; Andrew Stelter, DE, Owatonna (Minn.) HS. Late additions: Moore reneged on his verbal commitment to Southern Mississippi and Krizancic did the same to Cincinnati. One that got away: Frank Ragnow, OL, Chanhassen (Minn.) HS. Signed with Arkansas. NOTE: Julien Kafo, a defensive end from Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, has an atypical background as a Canadian prospect. He speaks four languages: English, French, German and Spanish. ___ NEBRASKA National Rankings (Rivals 32; Scout 34). Best in class: Monte Harrison, WR, Lee's Summit, Mo. He's a dynamic athlete who led his West High team to a state championship. The question is whether he'll show up in Lincoln or turn pro in baseball. A speedy and strong-armed outfielder, he's pegged as a top-50 MLB draft pick. Best of the rest: Tanner Farmer, OL, Highland, Ill. He made an impressive showing at the Under Armour All-Star Game and is ranked among the best offensive line prospects in the country. He and fellow O-lineman D.J. Foster out of Lincoln will make bids for early playing time. Late addition: Mikale Wilbon, RB, Chicago. He flipped from Vanderbilt after James Franklin took the Penn State coaching job. He's been injury prone but has the tools to be a great one. One that got away: Blake McClain, DL, Jacksonville, Fla. He flipped twice down the stretch, de-committing from Florida State, pledging to Nebraska and signing with South Carolina. NOTE: Nebraska secured verbal commitments from a half-dozen players in the two weeks before signing day, but the strong finish was mitigated by the loss of McClain and three others who went elsewhere. ___ NORTHWESTERN National rankings (Rivals 66; Scout 56). Best in class: Clayton Thorson, QB, Wheaton, Ill. Best of the rest: Austin Anderson, RB, Plano, Texas; Garrett Dickerson, TE, Englewood, N.J.; Justin Jackson, RB, Carol Stream, Ill.; Parrker Westphal, CB, Bolingbrook, Ill. Late addition: Xavier Washington, DE, Cedar Hill, Texas One that got away: Hamilton Anoa'I, LB, San Mateo, Calif. NOTE: DL Fred Wyatt of Lawrence, Kan., comes with a connection to Fitzgerald and Northwestern. His father Buddy was the defensive line coach at Northwestern for two years in the late 1990s, and Buddy and Fitzgerald worked under Gary Barnett at Colorado. ___ OHIO STATE National rankings (Rivals 3; Scout 3). Best in class: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County Best of the rest: Dante Booker, LB, Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary; Johnnie Dixon, WR, West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer; Jamarco Jones, OL, Chicago De La Salle Late addition: Darius Slade, DL, Montclair (N.J.) One that got away: Malik McDowell, DL, Southfield (Mich.) to Michigan State NOTE: "We signed 23 players with an emphasis on linebacker, a position where we're going through an overhaul. There are four linebackers we recruited and they have to play four us. Just so everybody knows, there's no redshirting (for them)," Meyer said. ___ PENN STATE National rankings: Rivals 21; Scout 21. Best in class: Saeed Blacknall, WR, 6-2, 210, Manalapan, N.J. Best of the rest: De'Andre Thompkins of Swansboro, N.C., and Chris Godwin of Middletown, Del., were two of four wide receivers coach James Franklin recruited to fill void left by Allen Robinson, who left for the NFL draft. . Quarterback Michael O'Connor from Ottawa, Ontario, trained with former Florida State Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and was one of five of Penn State's 25 signees who began Penn State classes in January. . Franklin also added to his complement of tight ends with Mike Gesicki (6-5, 245) from Manahawkin, N.J. Late addition: Torrence Brown, a three-star defensive lineman (6-4, 240) from Tuscaloosa, Ala., who de-committed from Southern Mississippi. One that got away: Four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley of Brooklyn, N.Y., de-committed from Penn State and opted for Florida when longtime Penn State assistant coach Larry Johnson became defensive line coach and assistant head coach at Ohio State. NOTE: Recruits who faxed in letters of intent were welcomed by Franklin and his assistants via cellphone and were announced individually in NFL draft day fashion. There was a draft board that listed all players in the football offices as well. ___ PURDUE National rankings (Rivals 75; Scout 64). Best in class: Gelen Robinson, de, St. John, Ind. Best of the rest: David Blough, qb, Carrollton, Texas; Tim Cason, db, Clarkston, Mich. Late addition: Corey Clements, ol, Mesa (Ariz.) CC. One that got away: Ladarius Wiley, wr, Los Angeles, decommitted earlier this week. NOTE: "We're really excited about getting our needs. You look at last season, and I think we've done a lot of good things in addressing those needs." — coach Darrell Hazell. ___ RUTGERS National rankings (Rivals 57; Scout 55). Best in class: Sideny Gorpe, LB, Newark, N.J. Best of the rest: Kevin Wilkins, DL, Mahwah, N.J. Late addition: Giovanni Rescigno, QB, Macomb Township, Mich. One that got away: Saeed Blacknall, WR, Manalapan, N.J. NOTE: "...Rutgers had an abysmal year," Mike Farrell, the national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com said. "They've had 12 de-commitments, which is a record. I've never heard of a program that didn't lose a head coach, that didn't go under NCAA sanctions, lose that many kids. They just had a disastrous recruiting year. I think they're ninth in the Big Ten." ___ WISCONSIN National rankings: (Rivals 33; Scout 28). Best in class: Jaden Gault, OL, Cottage Grove, Wis. Best of the rest: D.J. Gillins, QB, Jacksonville, Fla.; Dareian Watkins, WR, Galion, Ohio; Taiwan Deal, RB, Capitol Heights, Md.; George Panos, OL, Hartland, Wis.; Conor Sheehy, DL, Milwaukee. Late addition: D'Cota Dixon, CB, Oak Hill, Fla. One that got away: Craig Evans, DL, Sun Prairie, Wis. (Michigan St.) NOTES: Panos' father, Joe, played offensive line at Wisconsin from 1990-93 and was captain of the 1993 Big Ten championship team. ... Andersen's son, Chasen, is joining the Badgers as a walk-on inside linebacker.
Feb 4, 2014
Kennen Brown and Chris Hardeman from Alief Taylor High School are the latest Houston products committed to the Cowboys who could become top stars.
Oklahoma State football: Houston pipeline keeps producing
By Gina Mizell | Feb 4, 2014STILLWATER — Houston Alief Taylor coach Jody D. Jordan calls it “Michael Jordan Syndrome.” Kennen Brown, a 6-4 receiver, wanted to haul in the football. Teammate Chris Hardeman, a speedy and athletic defensive back, wanted to prevent Brown from catching it. “They help other guys around them get better,” Jordan said. And those practice battles will continue at the next level, as both Brown and Hardeman will sign with Oklahoma State on Wednesday and headline a strong group of Houston-area players that will join the Cowboys for the 2014 season. The others: Aldine Eisenhower's Trevion Roberts, a three-star “athlete” projected to play defensive back; Clear Lake's Matthew Mucha, a 6-6 offensive lineman rated a three-star prospect; and a pair of three-star linebackers in Pearland's Justin Phillips and Spring Klein Oak's Josh Mabin. Houston has traditionally been rich recruiting ground for OSU during Mike Gundy's tenure, particularly when longtime assistant Joe DeForest was on staff. Now, it's often the territory of cornerbacks coach Van Malone, who is from the area and began his coaching career at the high school level there. “I don't know about other (high) schools,” Jordan said, “but (OSU brings) coaches in and they come and visit with the kids. They come in the spring. Just a high visibility in building a relationship with those kids that goes a long way. “In this day and age, with the technology and everything, I don't think it's a big deal to say, ‘Hey, I'll just go.' It's not a big deal to go out of state or another part of the country.” In Hardeman (5-9, 178 pounds), the Cowboys get the son of an Alief Taylor assistant coach who has track speed. He qualified for regionals in the 100-meter dash as a freshman, then became a football starter the following fall. Big-time programs such as LSU, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and UCLA quickly took notice of that supreme athleticism and offered. LSU earned an early commitment. But following a visit, Hardeman determined that school wasn't the right fit. Brown, a team jokester who's displayed big-play ability since his sophomore season, also drew oodles of recruiting interest from schools like Florida, LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon and Wisconsin. OSU, of course, was also in play for both. Brown and Hardeman were not a package deal. But they swooped through both Norman and Stillwater together during fall camp in August. Both came away impressed. Both committed on the same day. “They just liked the atmosphere, they loved Coach Gundy,” Jordan said. “It just kind of clicked for them.” Brown joins two other receivers in the 2014 class in Chris Lacy from DeSoto, Texas, and James Washington from Stamford, Texas. At defensive back, Hardeman joins Roberts, Ramon Richards of San Antonio (Texas) Brackenridge, Dylan Harding of Jenks and Juwan Offray of New Orleans Edna Karr. When they sign their letters of intent, Brown and Hardeman will officially help keep the Houston pipeline going. Then they'll keep giving each other Michael Jordan Syndrome when they arrive in Stillwater this summer. And, with multiple key departures at both receiver and cornerback from OSU's 2013 squad, perhaps Brown and Hardeman will see the field right away in 2014. “That's the kind of kids they are,” Jordan said. “They're gonna step right in. They're not gonna sit back. They're gonna jump in there on the drills. They want to be first. They want to be seen. “Kennen wants the ball, and Chris wants him to keep him from getting the ball.”
Jan 22, 2014
The athletic 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 18.8 points per game last season, has been a key force in the Wildcats' 8-1 start this year.
High school notebook: Piedmont basketball standout Cameron Peters commits to Oklahoma Christian
By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Jan 22, 2014Piedmont forward Cameron Peters verbally committed to Oklahoma Christian, according to his father. The athletic 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 18.8 points per game last season, has been a key force in the Wildcats' 8-1 start this year. Piedmont, currently ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, is in action Thursday against Clinton in the opening round of Kingfisher's Buckle of the Wheatbelt Tournament. SOUTHMOORE WRESTLING CLAIMS 6A-2 TITLE Southmoore won its second consecutive district wrestling title at Mustang on Tuesday with three dual wins. The SaberCats defeated Mustang (42-25), Choctaw (39-31), and Norman North (46-30) to win the 6A-2 title and advance to the Class 6A Dual State Tournament. “I think we had the toughest district in the state,” said Southmoore coach Greg George, whose team is ranked No. 7 in 6A. “We're the only district that had all four teams ranked. I felt lucky to go in there and be able to get three wins. We didn't really know what to expect coming in, but we wrestled well.” Southmoore joins second-ranked Stillwater, which won District 6A-7 last week, as the only teams to qualify for the 6A tournament so far. The other six participants will be decided by the end of the month. The 5A and 6A dual state tournaments will be held Feb. 15 at Yukon. TUTTLE TOPS LAWTON MACARTHUR IN DUAL Class 4A's top-ranked Tuttle defeated 5A No. 2 Lawton MacArthur, 40-15, in Lawton on Tuesday. Tuttle's Tanner Litterell (113 pounds), Blake Dauphin (126 pounds), and Brik Flippo (132 pounds) lead the way as each earned wins over state placers. Tanner Johnson (138 pounds), Dayton Garrett (145 pounds), and Dakota Head (160 pounds) picked up bonus-point wins to put the dual out of reach as the Tigers won 11 of the 14 matches. Tuttle is now 5-0 in dual competition this season and will begin its district title defense with duals against Santa Fe South and Tecumseh on Thursday. BASEBALL COACHES' CLINIC SET The 48th Annual Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Winter Clinic is set for this weekend at the Bricktown Hotel, 2001 E. Reno Ave. The clinic begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Also set for Saturday is the 11th Annual OBCA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame banquet at 7 p.m. Coaches being honored include Red Oak's Trey Booth, Cordell's Bobby Blackburn, Clinton's Kelly Gaunt, Rattan's Chris Gibbs and Cameron's John Long. Tickets for the banquet are $20 and need to be purchased by Thursday. Contact John Schwartz at 348-3839 or Jason Pickard at 623-8546. BLANKENSHIP LEAVES MUSKOGEE, JOINS TU STAFF Another Class 6A football program lost its head coach this week when Muskogee coach Josh Blankenship was named quarterbacks coach at the University of Tulsa. Blankenship joins his father, head coach Bill Blankenship, and brother Adam Blankenship, who coaches defensive ends. During his three years at Muskogee, Josh Blankenship was 8-21. Blankenship said his father offered him a job on Tulsa's staff in 2011, but he had accepted the job at Muskogee a week before and felt he needed to be there. BARTLESVILLE’S TUCKER ADDS OFFERS Bartlesville junior Hailey Tucker’s recruiting is just getting started. The 6-foot-2 star has picked up three offers since Friday — from Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Washington — to add to the Kansas State offer she already possessed, the Oklahoma High School Sports Express reports. Tucker is averaging 23.5 points per game this season for the Bruins, who open Carl Albert’s Titan Classic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Capitol Hill.
Junior-college standout has already enrolled at OSU and will participate in spring drills.
Oklahoma State football: Devante Averette brings versatility at linebacker
By Gina Mizell | Jan 14, 2014STILLWATER — Devante Averette could be painting a fence. Or he could be writing a paper. Or he could be running down a ball-carrier in the backfield. Doesn't matter what the task is for the Oklahoma State signee. “He's one of those types of people that just he wants to be the best at everything, from video games to working out to playing in a live game,” said Josh Lattimer, Averette's coach at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. The next project for one of the top junior-college linebackers in the nation will be filling an immediate void for OSU. The Cowboys lose two prominent starters at the position in Shaun Lewis and Caleb Lavey, plus a key reserve in Joe Mitchell. At 6 feet tall and 230 pounds, Averette brought explosiveness and athleticism to the junior-college ranks, transitioning from purely rushing the edge in high school to also playing in the box. The results were stellar, as he compiled 92 tackles (29 for loss) and four sacks in seven games to earn first-team All-America honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association. “His knowledge grew tremendously while he was here at Ellsworth,” Lattimer said. “He was a very raw talent coming out of high school, and he's still got a lot of room to grow.” Averette, a three-star prospect, told Rivals shortly following his commitment in early October that Cowboy defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer envisions a similar role for him at OSU. He'll likely play weakside linebacker and at the hybrid “Leo” spot on third down. “He loves my versatility that I can bring to the table where I don't have to come off the field for sub packages,” Averette said. OSU first expressed interest in Averette during the summer. So did West Virginia, the school Averette originally committed to. Averette later determined that wasn't the proper fit. And following a visit to Ellsworth by Spencer and a visit to Stillwater by Averette, the pledge flipped. Lattimer also lauded Averette's toughness, particularly during the grind of a 2-8 season in 2013. Before Ellsworth's final game, Averette spoke to the entire team, reminding the freshmen and redshirt players of the opportunity they'd have when he and the other sophomores departed. Linebacker is a major focus of OSU's 2014 recruiting class, as four-star prospect Gyasi Akem (Broken Arrow), three-star prospects Josh Mabin (Spring, Texas Klein Oak) and Justin Phillips (Pearland, Texas Pearland) and unranked junior-college transfer D'Nerius Antoine (Athens, Texas, Trinity Valley Community College) are also committed to the Cowboys. But Averette is the only one enrolling early and participating in spring practice. And Lattimer expects to see his former star contributing for OSU in 2014. “I'd be highly disappointed if he wasn't playing on the field for the Cowboys next year,” he said. “I think he'll be an impact player for them.”
Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys still in mix for All-America recruits Kenny Young and Jermaine Roberts
Kenny Young, a product of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis, told Rivals at the U.S. Army All-America game that OSU is one of his five finalists. That group also includes LSU, Miami, Texas A&M and UCLA. He plans to take official visits to all of those schools except LSU.
Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys still in mix for All-America recruits Kenny Young and Jermaine Roberts
BY GINA MIZELL | Jan 5, 2014Oklahoma State's recruiting class is practically full, with 25 commitments about a month before Signing Day. But the Cowboys are still in the mix for two players who recently participated in two of the major high school All-America games in four-star linebacker Kenny Young and three-star cornerback Jermaine Roberts. Young, a product of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis, told Rivals at the U.S. Army All-America game that OSU is one of his five finalists. That group also includes LSU, Miami, Texas A&M and UCLA. He plans to take official visits to all of those schools except LSU. When asked about the first thing that comes to mind when he thinks about OSU, Young said “the love there” and added he likely won't make his commitment public until Signing Day. The Cowboys have already signed three-star linebacker Devante Averette of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa and have commitments from four-star prospect Gyasi Akem of Broken Arrow, three-star prospects Josh Mabin of Spring (Texas) Klein Oak and Justin Phillips of Pearland (Texas) Pearland and unranked junior college transfer D'Nerius Antoine of Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. Roberts, a Texas commitment from New Orleans St. Augustine, told Rivals at the Under Armour All-America game that he plans to set up a visit to OSU. He also plans to visit Ohio State. “At Oklahoma State, I'm real cool with some of the defensive coaches,” Roberts said. “I've never visited, so I want to see it.” Roberts admitted the coaching transition in Austin is what led him to explore his options. Those comments, however, came before Texas hired Louisville's Charlie Strong. OSU has commitments from three defensive backs in three-star prospects Chris Hardeman of Houston Alief Taylor and Juwan Offray of New Orleans Edna Karr and two-star prospect Dylan Harding of Jenks. “Athletes” Trevion Roberts of Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower and Ramon Richards of San Antonio (Texas) Brackenridge are also expected to play on defense. QUOTABLE OSU defensive tackle Calvin Barnett on Glenn Spencer's first season as defensive coordinator: “This is one coach that I've played for who will not let us just have an OK practice. We don't really take any days off, when it comes down to it. Whatever we do, we're gonna do it full speed. If we have a walk-through, it better not be a lackadaisical walk-through. You better walk to your spot and let everybody know you know your job and things like that. That's what really made the difference this year.”
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Competitive body builder Jerry Roquemore, outdoorsman Earl Abram pass away
BY SCOTT MUNN | Dec 9, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Jerry Roquemore of Shawnee died of heart failure at age 79. The native Texan was a competitive body builder who won several awards, including Mr. Southwest USA. An Army veteran who was a member of the International Parachuting Team. Earl Abram, 76, of White Oak was an avid outdoorsman who hunted bear, mountain lion and wild hogs. In 1977, he set the record for the biggest bear taken in Idaho. Longtime Vinita resident Charles Dirickson participated in several rodeos. He won a calf-roping title at the Will Rogers Rodeo held in Vinita. A World War II veteran who served on the American Legion Rodeo Committee. By trade, Dirickson was senior vice president of the First National Bank of Vinita. He was 93 at the time of death. *Bill Parris, 78, of Tulsa played football and baseball at Sand Springs High School. He held season tickets for University of Tulsa football and basketball teams for 23 years. By trade, Parris was a military man. He was a major in the Air Force, coordinating four interceptor units and 14 long-range radar squadrons. *Carl Hamilton, 79, was a star athlete at Goodwell High School. He played football, basketball and baseball at Panhandle State, which inducted Hamilton into its Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. Hamilton went into coaching after his university days; he spent time at Goodwell and Hardesty high schools in Oklahoma. He also had coaching stops in Texas, Kansas and California. *Marshall Smith, 87, of Miami, OK, played golf at Northeastern A&M Junior College and the University of Mississippi. The Quapaw High graduate was a PGA teaching professional. *Vernie Alba, 89, of Lawton captained the Cameron Junior College football team. The World War II veteran was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and — despite his loyalties to the Cameron Aggies — the Oklahoma Sooners. By trade, Alba owned and operated the Hawk movie theater in Erick. *Mac Alloway was a Turley native who moved to Winfield, Kan., as a youngster. He starred for Winfield High in baseball and basketball, earning a scholarship in the latter at Southwestern College. Alloway cut short his college career, joining the Marines in 1943 to help the U.S. win World War II. Afterward, he worked in the oil industry and spent leisure time as an award-winning deep sea fisherman. Alloway, 89, was a Tulsa resident at the time of death. *Carl Brecheisen, 89, of Bartlesville attended Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship. The World War II veteran would play professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization, a three-year career spent in either the Lone Star or West Texas-New Mexico leagues. Brecheisen was an outfielder who had a career .291 batting average. *Logan Phillips, 57, of Mounds played football at Tulsa Webster High School and Coffeyville Community College (Kan.). ... Grace George, 89, wife of legendary Ada High School and East Central University football coach Elvan George. ... Leonard Callaway, 53, was an award-winning basketball player at Shattuck High School. ... Billy Watkins, 83, of Garber built race cars and then drove them at Enid Speedway.
Dec 3, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — While Brett Favre isn't sure what he'll be doing next year, he does know what he'll be doing on Friday: Trying to win a Mississippi high school state championship.The three-time NFL Most Valuable Player is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School near his home in Hattiesburg. Oak Grove will try to capture its first state championship when it faces Tupelo in...
Favre coaching in HS state championship Friday
DAVID BRANDT, Associated Press | Dec 3, 2013HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — While Brett Favre isn't sure what he'll be doing next year, he does know what he'll be doing on Friday: Trying to win a Mississippi high school state championship. The three-time NFL Most Valuable Player is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School near his home in Hattiesburg. Oak Grove will try to capture its first state championship when it faces Tupelo in Jackson, Miss. Favre said his two-year stint coaching in high school has been "a lot of fun," but doesn't know if he'll be back next season. The 44-year-old Favre grew up about an hour away in Kiln, Miss., and played his college football just eight miles down the road at Southern Mississippi. Favre insists he's content, but that hasn't stopped questions about his future.
The 10th-ranked Irish had five touchdowns from quarterback Jacob Lewis. McGuinness will play No. 8 Collinsville next.
High school playoff roundup: McGuinness upends Class 5A's No. 6 Ardmore in first round
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 16, 2013Bishop McGuinness pulled off an upset in the first round of the Class 5A state football playoffs on Friday night. Quarterback Jacob Lewis ran for five touchdowns to lead the No. 10-ranked Irish to a 40-27 victory over No. 6 Ardmore at Tiger Stadium. Lewis had scoring runs of 14, 52, 54, 26 and 2 yards to help McGuinness charge to a 34-13 advantage by halftime. Lewis has 12 rushing touchdowns in the last two weeks for a team that started the season 2-3. McGuinness (7-4) advanced to the second round against No. 8-ranked Collinsville, a 21-14 victor Friday night over Tulsa Bishop Kelley. Jarred Hall accounted for all four of Ardmore's touchdowns, one by pass and three by rush. The Tigers finished the season at 8-3. BERGT, FREEMAN LEAD RACERS Newcastle advanced to the next round of the Class 3A playoffs after its 28-6 win over Sulphur at Racer Field. Zach Bergt had a 12-yard touchdown run and caught a 6-yard pass from Casey Freeman for another TD. Freeman added a 3-yard touchdown run and found Glen Cerney for a 56-yard score. Newcastle (8-3) held Sulphur (5-6) to 231 total yards and forced four turnovers. KINGFISHER CRUISES Class 3A's No. 2-ranked Kingfisher remained unbeaten after its 52-9 rout of Purcell. Kingfisher running back Landen Nault ran for 267 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries. Nault had an interception and fumble recovery on defense. Sophomore Nick Smith scored three touchdowns. He caught a 5-yard scoring pass from Docker Haub, and then ran for 7- and 19-yarders. Smith finished with 103 yards rushing on seven carries. GUTHRIE DOMINATES CHICKS Class 5A's top-ranked Guthrie continued its unbeaten season with a 40-3 romp past Chickasha at Jelsma Stadium. Junior running back Idae Alexander rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, and he caught 59-yard TD pass from Reed Roberts. Kai Callins added a 37-yard touchdown run, and he snagged an 11-yard scoring pass from Roberts. The Guthrie defense was superb, allowing just six first downs and 48 total yards. The Bluejays forced three turnovers. SHAWNEE IMPROVES TO 9-2 No. 5-ranked Shawnee advanced in the Class 5A playoffs after its 42-14 win over Claremore at Jim Thorpe Stadium. Shawnee running back Dillion Dutton collected 149 yards and three touchdowns over 20 carries. Quarterback John Jacobs had 67 yards and a touchdown rushing; he also threw for 106 yards and two TDs. The Wolves improved to 9-2. BLANCHARD THROTTLES PERKINS Defending Class 3A state champion Blanchard is 11-0 after its 76-13 bashing of Perkins. Braden Stringer ran the ball just seven times, but he finished with 189 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterbacks Blake Owen and Kanon Kirchner were a combined 7 of 7 for 205 yards and three touchdowns passing. The Lions (11-0) finished with 558 total yards. SOPHOMORE LEADS HENNESSEY Sophomore running back Tabor Johns had 230 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries, and Class 2A's No. 4-ranked Hennessey trimmed Crooked Oak, 28-20. Despite Johns' big effort, the Eagles (10-1) needed Tony Mendoza's 5-yard touchdown pass to Abraham Ortega in the fourth quarter to win. Mendoza added a 1-yard run in the first quarter that gave Hennessey a brief 7-0 lead. Shauntel Skanes ran for three touchdowns as Crooked Oak finished its season 6-5. FRANKFURT SCORES 4 TDs Luke Frankfurt had four touchdown runs, and Thomas Qualls added one as Oklahoma Christian School won 35-7 at Chisholm. Frankfurt's TD runs covered 53, 34, 23 and 12 yards. Qualls had a 36-yarder sandwiched in between, helping the Saints improve to 8-3. OCS ran the football 43 times for 298 yards and fumbled just once. CASHION ADVANCES Cashion moved on to the second round of the Class A playoffs after its 50-27 triumph over visiting Rush Springs. Juniors Dylan Kordelski and Kaleb George combined for 274 yards and three touchdowns rushing for No. 10-ranked Cashion (9-2). Quarterback Matt Harman added four touchdown passes, including 17- and 11-yarders to Hunter Suntken, which helped the Wildcats score all of their points before halftime. CHA OUTLASTS ALVA Colton Lindsey threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as Christian Heritage Academy came back to beat Alva, 42-21. Joseph Lemieux added touchdown runs of 4, 2 and 1 yards in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders improved to 8-3. The game was tied 14-14 at halftime, and Alva (7-4) had a 21-14 lead after three quarters. But CHA exploded for 28 points in the fourth. MEEKER BEATS HUGO Fullback Tim Whitfield ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns as No. 6-ranked Meeker wiped out Hugo 49-20 in a Class 2A contest. Whitfield's touchdown runs covered 10 and 80 yards. Leven Hendley added two touchdown runs, and quarterback Jacob Standlee passed for a TD and ran for another as Meeker (11-0) rolled up 549 total yards. ANADARKO SINKS McLOUD R.J. Sink ran for three touchdowns, and Brandon Pollard had a hand in three more as top-ranked Anadarko hammered McLoud 41-2 in a Class 4A first-round game. Sink had touchdown runs of 50, 1 and 80 yards. Pollard added 21- and 38-yard touchdown runs, and he also threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Josh Parton. Anadarko (11-0) outgained the Redskins 496-110. McLoud finished 6-5. CHEROKEE MOVES TO 9-0 Tanner Bowman ran for three touchdowns to lead No. 1-ranked Cherokee to a 52-6 rout of No. 10 Southwest Covenant in a Class C game. Bowman's scoring runs covered 1, 50 and 90 yards. The quarterback added a 51-yard touchdown pass to Chris Click to help the Chiefs (9-0) charge to a 38-6 lead by halftime. Southwest Covenant (6-5) achieved something no other team was able to do all season — score on Cherokee's defense. The Chiefs entered the playoffs outscoring opponents 387-0. Southwest Covenant broke the goose egg Friday night in the first quarter when Nick Sitton threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Michael Cord. A 2-point conversion pass failed, and the game was tied 6-6. MINCO WINS BEHIND OVERTON Quarterback Jacob Overton accounted for five touchdowns to help Class A's No. 4-ranked Minco to a 49-32 win over Velma-Alma. Overton ran for 232 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries. He was 3 of 3 for 76 yards passing, which included a 30-yard TD pass to Joe Mitchell and 22-yarder to Matt Attkinson. Mitchell added a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown, which gave the Bulldogs (10-1) an early 7-0 lead. ELSEWHERE Destiny Christian won the Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association state championship Friday night with a 74-40 victory over the OKC Patriots. ... Special teams and defense helped No. 7-ranked Woodward rout No. 10 Ada 49-7 in a Class 4A game at Norris Field. Lane Reiven returned a fumble 3 yards for a touchdown, and Micah Kee returned a punt 40 yards for a score. ... Doc Harvey ran for five touchdowns, and Papi White added three TD runs as Class 3A's No. 3-ranked Seminole busted Marlow, 52-19. ... Plainview ruined Centennial's first-ever playoff appearance, hammering the Bison, 60-0. HOW THEY FARED How The Oklahoman's No. 1-ranked football teams did during the first round of the playoffs: CLASS 6A No. 1 Jenks (11-0) defeated Owasso, 14-10 CLASS 5A No. 1 Guthrie (11-0) defeated Chickasha, 40-3 CLASS 4A No. 1 Anadarko (11-0) defeated McLoud, 41-2 CLASS 3A No. 1 Blanchard (10-0) defeated Perkins, 76-13 CLASS 2A No. 1 Millwood (11-0) defeated Tonkawa, 72-0 CLASS A No. 1 Ringling (9-1) defeated Watonga, 61-6 CLASS B No. 1 Laverne (11-0) defeated Allen, 68-20 CLASS C No. 1 Cherokee (9-0) defeated No. 10 Southwest Covenant, 52-6
The Oklahoman's staff provides live coverage of Friday's games, including Edmond North-Edmond Memorial, Del City-Carl Albert and Tuttle-Bethany.
Recap: Friday's Week 1 high school football playoff games
Nov 15, 2013@ScottWrightOK 12:02 a.m. Carl Albert's Stevie Thompson leads Titans in rout of Del City bit.ly/1cyrktC #okpreps @CBlakeColston 12:01 a.m. FINAL: Empire 46, Crescent 13. Bulldogs will face Hollis next Friday. #okpreps @KVrska7 12:01 a.m. No. 5 MacArthur hosts Pryor next Saturday in the 5A quarterfinals. #okpreps @jacobunruh 11:58 p.m. What a great first week of the playoffs #OKPreps @Shadid13 11:46 p.m. Tuttle overwhelms Bethany with power running, defense #OKPreps okne.ws/1e9kI78 @BR_TimesRecord 11:45 p.m. Next week's area playoff games: Clinton at Poteau; Salina at Vian; Keota at Laverne and Arkoma at Shattuck. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 11:45 p.m. Jones will travel to Kingfisher for their Class 3A, 2nd round matchup. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 11:45 p.m. Four of our local teams still left in the postseason: Poteau in 4A, Vian in 2A, Keota in B and Arkoma in C. #okpreps @kevininok 11:41 p.m. Mercifully this game is over. Final Vian 40 Haskell 14 #okpreps Salina @ Vian next friday night @OKCsportsRD 11:01 p.m. “@PurcellRegister: Final: Washington defeats Lexington 41-20. @BankFAB” #okpreps @Jarvidus 11:01 p.m. Owasso scored more than anyone else on Jenks and held them to their lowest point total yet lost both gms. #okpreps #vypeok #owassofootball @JessicaMorrey 11:00 p.m. FINAL - Heritage Hall 45 Lone Grove 35 #okpreps #KTENsports @Blacintosh004 10:58 p.m. @K101online @HSFootballOK @OKVarsityScores Keota 58 woodland 48 #okpreps @jacobunruh 10:57 p.m. Jake Hobbs seals Edmond North win over Edmond Memorial with late interception return for TD bit.ly/1eXJkCs #OKPreps @CorbinHosler 10:51 p.m. Scratch that last tweet. Looks like Mustang will host Broken Arrow next week. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 10:35 p.m. “@WagonerTribune: FINAL: Wagoner 28, Ft. Gibson 7” #okpreps @lcjournal 10:27 p.m. Final Hilldale 32, Spiro 7 #lcj #okpreps @Eddie_Rado 10:24 p.m. Final- OKC Douglass 63 Elgin 28. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 10:24 p.m. Douglass goes from upset alert to blowing out Elgin, now up 63-28 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:24 p.m. Douglass goes from upset alert to blowing out Elgin, now up 63-28 #okpreps @jacobunruh 10:24 p.m. Cherokee allowed six points tonight. This is breaking news, people! #OKpreps @TheEagleVoice 10:21 p.m. Hennessey 28 Crooked Oak 20 Final #okpreps @HSFootballOK @RedTornadoes 10:21 p.m. Clinton 28 Harrah 21 FINAL OT#okpreps @Eddie_Rado 10:20 p.m. Carlos Hishaw pick 6 for good measure. I think we are done here. Douglass 63 Elgin 28 2:08 left #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 10:18 p.m. Poteau TB Roger Barcheers 18 rushes 223 yards 2 TDs, QB Jace Pitchford 12 rushes 105 yds 2 TDs, also 5-11 passing 59 yds & TD. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 10:17 p.m. Final stats from Cleveland-Poteau: Poteau rushed for 370 yards and passed for 71; Cleveland 154 rushing, 135 passing. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 10:16 p.m. So it will be Mustang that travels to Broken Arrow next week. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 10:13 p.m. Clinton beats Harrah in OT, 28-21. Poteau at home to face Clinton next Friday in 4A quarterfinals. #okpreps @NewstalkKCLI 10:13 p.m. Clinton stops Harrah on 4th down, Clinton wins 28-21 #okpreps @scottfamilydds 10:12 p.m. Seminole 52 Marlow 19 final #okpreps @RandyRuark 10:12 p.m. Oklahoma Christian 35 Chisolm. 7 Final. 2A #OKPreps @EvanDRoberts 10:12 p.m. Collinsville 21 Bishop Kelly 14 FINAL #OKPREPS @DerekHatco10 10:12 p.m. FINAL: McAlester thwarts Tulsa East Central 76-28, advances to the second round. #okpreps @MrReynolds12 10:12 p.m. JENKS STOPS OWASSO AND SURVIVES JENKS WINS 14-10 they play MWC next #okpreps @LawtonConst 10:11 p.m. Via @MattyFrankles Final: Minco 49, Velma-Alma 32 #okpreps @ShawneeSports 10:11 p.m. Shawnee 42 Claremore 14 final #okpreps #shawneesports @Derek_Brown_MT 10:11 p.m. Mustang defeats Norman North 44-37 final. #OKpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:10 p.m. CA/Del City coaches declined to talk about end of game. Tempers got heated between some players. Refs, coaches agreed to call it #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 10:10 p.m. CA/Del City coaches declined to talk about end of game. Tempers got heated between some players. Refs, coaches agreed to call it #okpreps @pantherman01 10:10 p.m. stigler 21 Lincoln 41 final @HSFootballOK @HSFootballOK2 @BR_TimesRecord @SportsMuskogee #okpreps @CorbinHosler 10:09 p.m. Mustang 44, Norman North 37. That's the game. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 10:08 p.m. Norman North tries the hook and the ladder but the lateral is fumbled. Mustang recovers. One kneeldown and that's the game #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 10:08 p.m. FINAL: Pond Creek-Hunter 38, Central High (Marlow) 0. #okpreps @CoachBriscoe 10:07 p.m. @HSFootballOK @JonesZ_35 @jaredcomfort 41-21 Lincoln Christian over Stigler, just killing the clock now! #okpreps @okprepstv 10:06 p.m. Score Update: 5:55 in OT, Clinton 28, Harrah 21. #okpreps okpreps.tv/?p=1379 @CorbinHosler 10:06 p.m. After all that, North doesn't get anything out of the return. Norman North ball on its own 25 with 23 seconds left. #okpreps @lcjournal 10:05 p.m. Final Okemah 26, Panama 21 #lcj #okpreps @CorbinHosler 10:05 p.m. Mustang kicks two kickoffs out of bounds, and Norman North is going to make them kick it a third time. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 10:01 p.m. Great catch and third and long, and Frankie Edwards then runs it in from 17 yards out. 44-37 Mustang with 28 seconds left. #okpreps @kevininok 10:01 p.m. Vian defense with goal line stand Vian 34-0 7:09 4Q #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:59 p.m. Poteau to face Harrah-Clinton winner next week. This game has now gone into overtime with the score tied at 21-all. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:59 p.m. 3A FINAL: Jones defeats Cushing 33-14. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:59 p.m. Third and 1 and Mustang's Chandler Garrett goes 10 yards, but a hold brings it back. Huge call. #okpreps @okprepstv 9:59 p.m. Start of overtime: Clinton tied with Harrah 21-21. okpreps.tv/?p=1379 #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:55 p.m. Jake Edzards ties the game up for North with a 28-yard field goal. 37-37 Mustang to receive with 1:22 left and 2 timeouts. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:54 p.m. End of 3rd Q: Douglass 35 Elgin 28. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:54 p.m. Final score, Poteau defeats Cleveland 48-7. Pirates improve to 10-1, to play at home again next Friday in 4A quarters. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:53 p.m. FINAL: Apache 19, Fairview 7. Apache plays Minco/Velma-Alma winner. #okpreps @Raider918 9:52 p.m. Mustangs hold on for the win. Oologah 28, Sallisaw 17, final. #okpreps @SportsMuskogee 9:50 p.m. Final Hilldale 32, Spiro 7. Hornets will meet Metro Christian next week #okpreps @JWP74 9:50 p.m. Final catoosa 43 cascia hall 14. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:49 p.m. Spoke too soon. Apache fumbles to Fairview. Apache up 19-7 with :43 left #okpreps. @BR_TimesRecord 9:48 p.m. Poteau adds to the lead. Backup QB Ben Klutts connects with Connor Wheat for 12-yard TD. Pirates lead 48-7 with 2:48 left. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:47 p.m. Apache turned over on downs, but Fairview did same. Apache has first down on Fairview 21 with 1:56 left. Should be game. #okpreps @NewstalkKCLI 9:46 p.m. Once again tied up, Clinton 21 Harrah 21 4:04 left in the 4th #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:45 p.m. RT @ScottWrightOK: Weird ending, but this game appears to have been called with over 3 min left. Carl Albert defeats Del City 34-12 #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 9:45 p.m. Facing 4th and 12, Scoufos throws an INC pass, and Oologah takes over on downs on 43-yd line w/ 3:17 left. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:44 p.m. Weird ending, but this game appears to have been called with over 3 min left. Carl Albert defeats Del City 34-12 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:44 p.m. Weird ending, but this game appears to have been called with over 3 min left. Carl Albert defeats Del City 34-12 #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:44 p.m. Looked seriously momentarily, but Garrett trots off the field. Likely a cramp. Mustang leads 37-34 with 4:45 left. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:44 p.m. Kudos to Gabe Stallworth, 3A's 2nd leading rusher. Down 33-7 and he keeps fighting for every yard. #okpreps @UnionFootball 9:44 p.m. It's FINAL! - Union 63 Sapulpa 21 - Union will host Edmond North next week in round 2 of the playoffs #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:43 p.m. Trey Wormington sacks Garrett to hold Mustang, and Garrett is still down on the field. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:43 p.m. Huge third and four for Mustang with 5:20 left. #Okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:42 p.m. Poteau still up on Cleveland 41-7 with 6:31 left. Roger Barcheers has 223 yards on 18 carries and two TDs. #okpreps @Eddie_Rado 9:42 p.m. Unreal. Elgin pick 6 to the house and back on top. Major #okpreps upset currently in the making? Elgin 28 OKC Douglass 27 @KVrska7 9:42 p.m. FINAL: no. 5 MacArthur 34, Deer Creek 29. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:42 p.m. Cushing's Gabe Stallworth rushes 36 yards for a TD. After the PAT, Jones leads 33-14. #okpreps @OKCPS_Athletics 9:40 p.m. Elgin picks off pass and returns it for td. Takes the lead back 28-27. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:40 p.m. Wow. Norman North tries the fake field goal instead of opting to tie the game, Mustang defends it and gets the ball back up 37-34. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:40 p.m. Apache has driven to Fairview 23. Has a third and 6 upcoming with 4:14 in reg, lead 19-7. #okpreps @Shadid13 9:40 p.m. FINAL: Tuttle 31, Bethany 13. #OKPreps @MrReynolds12 9:39 p.m. Owasso has the ball at the 47 yard line and they are driving down 14-10 to Jenks 1:35 left in the game #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:38 p.m. Jones leads Cushing 33-7 with 9:08 remaining. #okpreps @ShawneeSports 9:37 p.m. Shawnee 42 Claremore 7 4th #okpreps #shawneesports @CorbinHosler 9:37 p.m. If you're watching Norman North-Mustang, I suggest taking a deep breath. Going to be a wild seven minutes. #okpreps @lcjournal 9:36 p.m. Okemah has just taken a 26-21 lead over Panama #lcj #okpreps @WHSJagsFootball 9:35 p.m. Jags win! Final 31- sand springs 10! #okpreps #playoffs @VYPEOK @JWP74 9:35 p.m. Catoosa 36 cascia 14. 8:18 q4. Hunter harrison 6 run. Kick blocked. #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 9:34 p.m. Oologah leads Sallisaw 28-17 w/ 8:06 left in game. #okpreps @RJKeil 9:34 p.m. Tornado Touchdown: @JEJ2614 80 yd run. Clinton 21 Harrah 15 4th Qtr. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 9:34 p.m. Mustang gets the lead back with a Chase Brown 23-yd TD to lead Norman North 37-34, 9:53 to play. #OKpreps @JoeyKey_ 9:34 p.m. Arkoma 70 Timberlake 24 final history made!! First ever playoff win. #okpreps @SportsMuskogee 9:34 p.m. Chandler Puckett's 46-yard touchdown run makes it a 32-7 Hilldale lead, 8:15 left. #okpreps @kevininok 9:34 p.m. Vian 34 Haskell 0 5:46 3Q #okpreps @GHSblueline 9:33 p.m. @ScottWrightOK Guthrie beats Chickasha 40-3 and advances to the second round #okpreps @bdabney3 9:33 p.m. Lincoln scores again to lead Stigler 41-13 (2pt conv). 10:40q4 #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:33 p.m. Halfback pass now for North, and Hogan hits Basquine for 39 yards. Crazy game here. #okpreps @KVrska7 9:33 p.m. 2pc fails via a fumble. Mac 34, Deer Creek 29. 3:38 4Q. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:33 p.m. Fairview returns an Apache fumble 26 yards for a TD. Apache 19, Fairview 7 with 7:16 in 4Q. #okpreps @_JDCook 9:33 p.m. @VYPEOK Hollis 42, OBA 0 w/ 4:44 left in the 3rd Quarter #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:33 p.m. Poteau's Jordan Key sacks Cleveland on fourth down. Pirates take over up 41-7 with 11:43 left. #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 9:32 p.m. Sallisaw QB Quint Scoufos takes big hit and is down. Trainers still tending to him. #okpreps @NewstalkKCLI 9:32 p.m. Red Tornadoes take to lead, Clinton 21 Harrah 14 10:11 4th Q #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:31 p.m. End of the third quarter, Poteau leads Cleveland 41-7. Pirates appear to be back home next week for 4A quarterfinals. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:30 p.m. And in less than two minutes, Mustang marches 60 yards and scores, leads Norman North 37-34 with 10 minutes left. #okpreps @Shadid13 9:30 p.m. Jesse Gregory scores his second TD of the night from 33 yards. Tuttle 24, Bethany 13, 1:36 remaining. #OKPreps @lcjournal 9:29 p.m. Panama has taken a 21-20 lead over Okemah #lcj #okpreps @clayhorning 9:29 p.m. #okpreps what you just saw was Nick Basquine earning scholarship offers. North 34, mustang 30, 11:30 to play @TFred23 9:28 p.m. end of 3 McGuinness 40 Ardmore 13 #okpreps @HSFootballOK @ScottWrightOK @Franchiseprep @Derek_Brown_MT 9:27 p.m. Norman North reclaims the lead with a John Kolar 60-yd TD pass to Nick Basquine, 34-30 11:30 to play. #OKpreps @TreyHunter87 9:27 p.m. After 3 quarters, Jones leads Cushing 33-7. #okpreps @DerekDuekerCDN 9:27 p.m. Still tied at 15 between Clinton and Harrah going into the 4th quarter. #cpsreds #okpreps @okprepstv 9:27 p.m. End of the 3rd Q: Catoosa leads Cascia Hall 30-14. #okpreps okpreps.tv/?p=1370 @jacobunruh 9:26 p.m. Edmond North beats Edmond Memorial 16-7. #OKPreps @WHSJagsFootball 9:26 p.m. Dahuuuu Green!!! Bryson Lee sends a floater pass to the corner of EZ, Touchdown!!!! 31-10! 4:34 left to go! #okpreps @Shadid13 9:26 p.m. Tuttle defense holds. Still leading Bethany 17-13 with 3:35 left and the ball at midfield. #OKPreps @CorbinHosler 9:26 p.m. Wow. North's Nick Basquine looked like he was going nowhere. Instead, he breaks two tackles, scores from 60 yards. 34-30 North #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:26 p.m. Poteau TB Roger Barcheers breaks loose and breaks tacklers on a 73-yard TD run. Barcheers with 191 yards now. Pirates 41-7 2:10 3. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:26 p.m. Jalen Domebo 22-yd TD halfback pass to Dallas Nolan. Conversion failed. Apache 19, Fairview 0. 11:29 in 3Q. #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 9:25 p.m. Sallisaw's Cale Wilson caps 81-yd drive to find end zone w/ 17-yd run as Mustangs still lead 28-10 w/ 11:54 in 4th Q #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:25 p.m. Gage Stallworth scores from 3 yards out. After the PAT, Jones leads 33-7. :06 seconds left in the 3rd. #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 9:24 p.m. Arkoma 62 Timberlake 24 11:01 3rd #okpreps @chrisjoseph1400 9:24 p.m. We head to the 4th North leads Mustang 27-23 but Mustang has it on the North 2 yard line #okpreps @Shadid13 9:24 p.m. Bethany takes over from its own 4 down 17-13 with 6:20 remaining. #OKPreps @MrReynolds12 9:23 p.m. Westmoore up 31-10 on Sand Springs in the 4th #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:23 p.m. Stevie Thompson with his third rushing TD of the night and Carl Albert leads Del City 34-12 with 7:24 to play #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:23 p.m. Stevie Thompson with his third rushing TD of the night and Carl Albert leads Del City 34-12 with 7:24 to play #okpreps @Raider918 9:23 p.m. Sallisaw scores. Oologah 28, Sallisaw 10, 11:54 4th qtr. #okpreps @Eddie_Rado 9:23 p.m. Patrick McKaufman QB sneak from 1yd out gives Trojans first lead of the game. 27-21 Douglass 7:39 3Q #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:23 p.m. Cushing QB Ian Jones hooks up with Jai Conley for a 26-yard completion. Cushing at Jones' 3 yard-line, down 33-0. #okpreps @KVrska7 9:23 p.m. Cole Verble hauls in 18-yd TD pass on 3rd and 10. 2 PC try upcoming. 29-28 Deer Creek right now. 5:34 4Q. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:22 p.m. Poteau's Mason Jones deflects a pass in the end zone on fourth down. Pirates hold, leading Cleveland 34-7 3:31 3rd. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:22 p.m. Memorial turns it over on downs. Huskies take over with 1:31 left and 16-7 lead. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:22 p.m. Fourth and goal for Cleveland at the Poteau 4. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:21 p.m. Chandler Garrett scores from one out for Mustang, and the Broncos have their first lead of the night. #Okpreps @UnionFootball 9:21 p.m. End of Q3 - Union 56 Sapulpa 14 #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 9:21 p.m. Sallisaw with 60-yd drive and looking to score as Mustangs lead 28-3 in 4th Q #okpreps @NLivingstonTLC 9:21 p.m. Via @MattyFrankles Conner Sullivan gets 2nd KO ret TD but Velma-Alma trails 35-26 at Minco in the 3rd #okpreps @Raider918 9:20 p.m. End of 3, Oologah 28, Sallisaw 3. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:20 p.m. Cleveland TB Dakota Hewitt rambles 63 yards to the Poteau 5. First and goal for the Tigers. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:20 p.m. Carl Albert forces a turnover on downs, takes over at Del City 34, leading 27-12 with 8:22 to play #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:20 p.m. Carl Albert forces a turnover on downs, takes over at Del City 34, leading 27-12 with 8:22 to play #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:18 p.m. Poteau forced to punt. Second time the Pirates have kicked the ball back to Cleveland. Poteau still up 34-7 in the third. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:18 p.m. End 3Q: Apache 13, Fairview 0. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:17 p.m. Norman North leads Mustang 27-23 entering the fourth, but the Broncos are knocking on the door. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:16 p.m. Norman North's Quan Hogan fumbles the ball, and a facemask on the return gives Mustang ball on North's 11. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:16 p.m. Levi Fox intercepts Cushing's Ian Jones and returns it to Jones' 10. Sims hooks up with Colton Story for a TD. Jones leads 33-0. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:16 p.m. Poteau's Kendrick Hardaway takes the ensuing kickoff 33 yards to the Cleveland 42. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:15 p.m. Cleveland on the board. 4-yard TD pass from Derek Reeves to Tyler Myles. Myles adds PAT but Tigers trail Poteau 34-7 7:19 3rd. #okpreps @shelbOU 9:14 p.m. Woodward blocks Ada's punt and takes it to the house. Woodward up 25-7 with 8:18 left in 3Q #okpreps @HSFootballOK @jacobunruh 9:14 p.m. Edmond North's Jake Hobbs with a 62-yard INT return for TD. Huskies now lead Memorial 16-7 with 3:06 remaining. Might be enough. #OKPreps @RedTornadoes 9:14 p.m. Clinton 15 Harrah 15 3:59 3rd #okpreps @michaelswisher 9:13 p.m. A Wendell Prim interception sets up a Landon Nault 10-yard TD run. Kingfisher up 33-9 on Purcell in 3Q. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:12 p.m. Memorial gets ball back trailing 9-7 with 4:40 left on own 44. #OKPreps @Mz_ESPN 9:11 p.m. Oologah's Mark Franklin with 42-yd FG goes wide left, Mustanfs still lead Sallisaw 28-3 w/ 4:56 in 3rd Q #okpreps @HSFootballOK 9:11 p.m. @VYPEOK Lawrence Evitt with a 70 yrd dash...TD Bulldogs!! Wagoner 21 FTG 7. 4:14 lft in 3rd #okpreps via @soonerbdead @CorbinHosler 9:11 p.m. Mustang's Chandler Garrett scores from 13 out, and the extra point is blocked. Norman North leads 27-23 with 2:44 left in third. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:09 p.m. After a Cushing punt, Jones QB Clayton Sims hooks up with Levi Fox for a 26-yard TD. After the PAT, Jones leads 27-0. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:09 p.m. Carl Albert 27, Del City 12 END 3Q #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:09 p.m. Carl Albert 27, Del City 12 END 3Q #okpreps @RandyRuark 9:08 p.m. OCS. 28 Chisolm. 0 3rd quarter #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:07 p.m. Poteau QB Jace Pitchford with 111 yards rushing and TB Roger Barcheers with 105 yards already. #okpreps @BarryLewisTW 9:06 p.m. A bad punt snap leads to Deonta Owens' 7yard TD run as BTW cuts BA's lead to 34-14, 1:48 3Q. #okpreps @SportsMuskogee 9:06 p.m. Spiro wakes up to start the second half as Trevon Mitchum hits Hilldale on a 69-yard reverse. 25-7 #okpreps @v_dawg 9:05 p.m. 46-8 Locust Grove over Roland at the half #okpreps @bdabney3 9:05 p.m. Touchdown Stigler. Lincoln leads 20-13. 8:33q3. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:05 p.m. Poteau finishes off the drive with a 7-yard TD run by Roger Barcheers. Jace Pitchford PAT gives Pirates 34-0 lead 10:08 3rd. #okpreps @Shadid13 9:04 p.m. Morgan Neal 69-yd TD run gives Tuttle its first lead of the game. Tuttle 17, Bethany 13 w/ 5:17 left in third. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:04 p.m. 1st series of the 2nd half, Poteau's Roger Barcheers breaks off 34-yd run and Jace Pitchford keeps it 22 yards to the Cleveland 8. #okpreps @awathletics 9:04 p.m. 11:41 3rd: Anadarko 42, McLoud 0. #0 with the TD. RB #5 R.J. Sink with the long TD run. #okpreps @chrisjoseph1400 9:03 p.m. Bad snap and EXtra Point is no good Norman North leads Mustang 27-17 with 6:30 left in the 3rd #okpreps @KVrska7 9:02 p.m. End 3Q: MacArthur 28, Deer Creek 23. Deer Creek brining in punt team. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:02 p.m. Midwest City leading Edmond Santa Fe 35-19 in the third #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:02 p.m. Midwest City leading Edmond Santa Fe 35-19 in the third #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:02 p.m. Edmond North now leads Memorial just 9-7 with 7:51 left. #OKPreps @CorbinHosler 9:02 p.m. Uh, scratch that. Extra point is no good. 27-17 Norman North over Mustang with 6:30 left in 3Q. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:01 p.m. First play: Jordan Reed streaks down sideline and makes 40-yard TD reception on nice pass from Mick Mayerske. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 9:01 p.m. Fourth and inches, Stevie Thompson goes 28 for the TD. Carl Albert now leading Del City 27-6 late 3Q #okpreps @TreyHunter87 9:01 p.m. Cushing turns it over on downs. Jones takes over from their own 26 yard-line. #okpreps @bdabney3 9:00 p.m. Touchdown Lincoln Christian. They now lead the Stigler Panthers 20-6. Missed PAT. 10:51 q3. #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 9:00 p.m. Arkoma 54 Timberlake 24 half #okpreps @CorbinHosler 9:00 p.m. Norman North's Payton Prince punches it in from 3 yards out in the U-Haul, and Norman North leads Mustang 28-17 in the 3Q. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 8:59 p.m. Jones WR Levi Fox catches a Clayton Sims pass, but fumbles. Cushing recovers at their own 46 yard line. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:59 p.m. Memorial comes up with big stop. Gets ball back on North 40 trailing 9-0 with 7:58 remaining. #OKPreps @TreyHunter87 8:56 p.m. Cushing QB Ian Jones fumbles the first snap of the 2nd half. Jones takes over at their own 45 w/ a 20-0 lead. #okpreps @PottsShotsCP 8:55 p.m. Washington 35 Lexington 7 half. Ladlee and Culbeth each over 100 yards on the ground. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 8:55 p.m. Mustang's Josh Vannoy nails a 40-yard field goal, and the Norman North lead is cut to 21-17 with 7:35 left in 3Q. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:54 p.m. Stevie Football with an interception for the Carl Albert defense, now takes his offense back on the field. CA leading Del City 20-6 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:54 p.m. Stevie Football with an interception for the Carl Albert defense, now takes his offense back on the field. CA leading Del City 20-6 #okpreps @oksportsexpress 8:53 p.m. Millwood 53 Tonkawa 0 (H) #okpreps @jlindseyARD 8:53 p.m. Halftime: Davis 47, Frederick 0 #okpreps @HSFootballOK @TreyHunter87 8:53 p.m. Cushing and Jones getting set to start the 2nd half. The Longhorns lead the Tigers 20-0. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:52 p.m. Fourth-seeded Elgin leads Douglass 21-20 at half. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:50 p.m. It's a good night for kickers. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:50 p.m. Edmond North leads Edmond Memorial 9-0 after three quarters. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 8:50 p.m. Carl Albert's Stevie Thompson scores from 9 yds out. Had 66 rush yds on drive. CA leading Del City 20-6 with 6:46 left in 3Q #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:50 p.m. Carl Albert's Stevie Thompson scores from 9 yds out. Had 66 rush yds on drive. CA leading Del City 20-6 with 6:46 left in 3Q #okpreps @UnionFootball 8:48 p.m. Farquhar to Mead for a TD! - Union 42 Sapulpa 14 - 9:31 left in Q3 #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:46 p.m. Edmond North's Trevor Moore with a 22-yard FG. Huskies lead Memorial 9-0 with 1:15 left in third. #OKPreps @okprepstv 8:46 p.m. Westmoore leads Sand Springs 24-10 in the 3rd quarter. Go and watch live now at okpreps.tv/westmoore-vs-s… #okpreps @CorbinHosler 8:46 p.m. Second half underway here at Norman North-Mustang. T-Wolves lead 21-14, have the ball on their own 26. #okpreps @Jarvidus 8:45 p.m. HT Jenks 14 Owasso 7. #owassofootball #okpreps #vypeok @WHSJagsFootball 8:44 p.m. Bryson Lee up and over the pile!! TOUCHDOWN!! 8:44 left in 3Q. Score 24-10 #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:43 p.m. Edmond North false start. Third-and-goal from the 6. #OKPreps @Jeff_Rhodes 8:43 p.m. Hugo down 41-7 at halftime #okpreps @shelbOU 8:42 p.m. Woodward 19 Ada 7 half #okpreps @HSFootballOK @BR_TimesRecord 8:42 p.m. Poteau QB Jace Pitchford 4-8 50 yds TD, 7 rush 88 yds, 2 TD. TB Roger Barcheers 8 rush-62 yds; WR Jarrett Lowrimore 3 rec-33 TD. #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 8:42 p.m. Halftime: Oologah 21, Sallisaw 3 #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:41 p.m. Edmond North facing third-and-goal from the 1 with 1:54 left in third and 6-0 lead against Memorial. Timeout. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 8:40 p.m. Memorial fumbles ball away on snap over Warren Wand's head in Wildcat formation. North's Nicholas Hernandez recovers on the 3. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:39 p.m. Halftime stats: Poteau has outgained Cleveland 222-97 and has held the Tigers to 10 yards rushing. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:39 p.m. Carl Albert will get the ball to start the second half, leading Del City 13-6 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:39 p.m. Carl Albert will get the ball to start the second half, leading Del City 13-6 #okpreps @NLivingstonTLC 8:39 p.m. Via @MattyFrankles Minco 28, Velma-Alma 14 Halftime. #okpreps @CBlakeColston 8:38 p.m. HALFTIME: Empire 27, Crescent 0. #okpreps @lcjournal 8:38 p.m. Okemah 20, Panama 14 halftime #lcj #okpreps @TFred23 8:38 p.m. Halftime McGuinness 34 Ardmore 13 #okpreps @HSFootballOK @ScottWrightOK @awathletics 8:37 p.m. Half: Anadarko 35, McLoud 0. #okpreps @Eddie_Rado 8:36 p.m. Add a pair of sacks to Clark's stat line. Douglass forces 3&out. Now with ball and could take lead into halftime. #okpreps @KVrska7 8:35 p.m. Will Collins hits Gary McKnight on 51-yd bomb. Gives Mac a 21-17 lead over Deer Creek after 2pc failed. 10:05 3Q. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:35 p.m. Halftime, Poteau leads Cleveland 27-0. #okpreps @SportsMuskogee 8:35 p.m. At the half, Hilldale leads Spiro 25-0 #okpreps @JWP74 8:35 p.m. Half. Catoosa 28 cascia hall 14. #okpreps @TFred23 8:34 p.m. Jacob Lewis 4th rushing TD of the evening 51 seconds left McGuinness 34 Ardmore 13 #okpreps @HSFootballOK @ScottWrightOK @BR_TimesRecord 8:34 p.m. Cleveland to punt for the fifth time in the first half. Poteau takes over up 27-0 with 25 seconds left in the half. #okpreps @RedTornadoes 8:33 p.m. Clinton 15 Harrah 7 HALF #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:33 p.m. Halftime: Apache 13, Fairview 0. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:32 p.m. Edmond North has done it's homework on defending Warren Wand. He has just 58 yards on 23 carries with 4:52 left in 3rd. #OKPreps @Raider918 8:32 p.m. Halftime. Oologah 21, Sallisaw 3. #okpreps @ftgsports 8:31 p.m. AT THE HALF...wagoner leads FTG 14-7. atch at fortgibsontigers.tv #okpreps @KTULNews @NewsOn6 @VYPEOK @okprepstv 8:30 p.m. Pryor leads Skiatook 14-12 going into the 3rd quarter. Go and watch live at okpreps.tv/skiatook-vs-pr… #okpreps @TreyHunter87 8:30 p.m. At halftime, Jones leads Cushing 20-0. #okpreps @ErikHorneOK 8:30 p.m. @HSFootballOK Newcastle 21, Sulphur 0 at half. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 8:29 p.m. Cushing's Ian Jones fumbles at Jones' 37 yard line. Jones' Cody Yelton scoops it and takes it 63 yards for a TD. Jones leads 20-0. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:28 p.m. Drive stalls for Poteau. Jace Pitchford comes on to attempt 28-yard FG but the kick goes wide left. Pirates 27-0 2:07 2nd. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:28 p.m. Third 50-plus FG I've seen on twitter tonight RT @jacobunruh: Edmond North's Trevor Moore nails a 51-yard FG to put Huskies up 6-0 #OKPreps @Shadid13 8:28 p.m. At half: Bethany 13, Tuttle 10. Bethany QB Kyle Duke has 104 rushing yards, 54 yards on 4 of 4 passing, and two touchdowns. #OKPreps @kevininok 8:27 p.m. Vian 14 Haskell 0 2:30 2Q #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:27 p.m. Poteau's Jace Pitchford seemed to be in for his third TD but the Pirates were flagged for holding. Third down at the 11 up 27-0. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:27 p.m. Apache punts, but wait for it... Jalen Domebo interception. Sixth turnover in as many possessions for Fairview. #okpreps @OKCPS_Athletics 8:26 p.m. Douglass recovers punt inside Elgin 20. Score td and miss extra point. Elgin 21-20 #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 8:26 p.m. Arkoma 42 Timberlake 12 7:01 2nd #okpreps @ftgsports 8:25 p.m. FTG TD with 1:47 left in half. Tigers trail Wagoner 14-7. Watch at fortgibsontigers.tv #okpreps @KTULNews @NewsOn6 @VYPEOK @Raider918 8:24 p.m. On 4th and 4 from the Sallisaw 30, Mustangs run it in. Oologah 21, Sallisaw 3. 1:31 2nd qtr. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:24 p.m. Edmond North's Trevor Moore nails a 51-yard FG to put Huskies up 6-0 on Memorial with 8:34 left in third. #OKPreps @TreyHunter87 8:24 p.m. Cushing into Jones territory, down 14-0 with 2 minutes left in the 1st half. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:23 p.m. Poteau TB Roger Barcheers breaks off a long run; Pirates inside the Cleveland 15 up 27-0. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:23 p.m. At half, CA's Stevie Thompson 14 rushes, 59 yds, no TDs. Three carries for 82 yds and three TDs wiped out by penalty #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:23 p.m. At half, CA's Stevie Thompson 14 rushes, 59 yds, no TDs. Three carries for 82 yds and three TDs wiped out by penalty #okpreps @jlindseyARD 8:22 p.m. Pitch to @KarlikHunter who scores 28-yd touchdown run and PAT kick. Davis 33, Frederick 0. #okpreps @paulbeam 8:22 p.m. Bryant Flores scores on a 45 yd run! Tipton leads Waynoka 46-0 with 3:26 left in 2Q #okpreps @HSFootballOK @TreyHunter87 8:21 p.m. Cushing forces a turnover-on-downs. The Tigers are looking to get on the board before halftime. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:21 p.m. Cleveland gets inside the Poteau 30 but has to turn the ball over on downs. Pirates still lead 27-0 4:04 2nd. #okpreps @PiedmontFan 8:21 p.m. Kaleb George with a 55 yd TD run gives Cashion a 35-13 lead with 5:24 left in the first half. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:20 p.m. Jordan Littrell forces and recovers a fumble on Fairview QB Brett Fast. Five possessions, five turnovers total for Fairview. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 8:20 p.m. Norman North leads Mustang 21-14 at halftime. #OKpreps @Mz_ESPN 8:20 p.m. Oologah's 27-yd FG is wide left as Mustangs still lead Sallisaw 14-3 w/ 2:45 left in 2 Q #okpreps @CorbinHosler 8:19 p.m. At halftime, Norman North leads Mustang 21-14. #okpreps @michaelswisher 8:19 p.m. Purcell fumbles at its own 1. Nick Smith recovers and Nault runs it in. 20-0 kingfisher with 5:08 left in Half. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:19 p.m. Edmond Memorial tried an onside kick to open the third, but North recovered. #OKPreps @Shadid13 8:19 p.m. Tuttle's Ty Stonebraker hits a 37-yd FG with room to spare. He's got a good leg. Bethany 13, Tuttle 10. 1:30 until half. #OKPreps @okprepstv 8:18 p.m. Score Update: 8:01 in the 2nd, Catoosa 28, Cascia Hall 7. okpreps.tv/?p=1370 #okpreps @TRBar_ 8:18 p.m. Talihina 22 Stratford 0 8:43 left in the first half #okpreps @JHaley17 8:18 p.m. Shawnee 6, Claremore 0. 6:33 2nd. @CZebrasTV @okprepstv @RSURadio #okpreps @awathletics 8:18 p.m. 7:17 2nd: Anadarko 28, McLoud 0. #okpreps @lcjournal 8:17 p.m. Arkoma 36, Timberlake 12 #lcj #okpreps @JWP74 8:16 p.m. Catoosa 28 cascia 7. 8:05 q2. Hagen harrison 5 run. Colvin kick. #okpreps @okprepstv 8:16 p.m. Deer Creek leads MacArthur 17-15 during halftime. Go and watch at okpreps.tv/macarthur-vs-d… #okpreps @RedTornadoes 8:16 p.m. Clinton 15 Harrah 0 4:21 2nd #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:16 p.m. We are about to start the second half here in Edmond. North leads Memorial 3-0. #OKPreps @markamillsap 8:15 p.m. Cashion answers back with a 33-yd TD pass to Ryan Harel. Cashion 28, Rush Springs 13 #okpreps @lcjournal 8:15 p.m. Okemah 20, Panama 12 #lcj #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:15 p.m. Tyler Freeman hits Jalen Domebo for 15-yd TD on fourth and 14. Kick failed. Apache 13, Fairview 0 6:59 2Q. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:15 p.m. Carl Albert 13, Del City 6 at the half #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:15 p.m. Carl Albert 13, Del City 6 at the half #okpreps @Eddie_Rado 8:15 p.m. END 1: Elgin 21 OKC Douglass: 14 #okpreps @BarryLewisTW 8:14 p.m. Broken Arrow leads BTW 27-0, Half. Yards: BA 153, BTW 98. Drew Kaiser has 2 sacks for BA. #okpreps @okprepstv 8:14 p.m. Wagoner leads Ft. Gibson 14-0 in the 2nd quarter. Go and watch at okpreps.tv/fort-gibson-vs… #okpreps @K101online 8:13 p.m. Laverne 36 Allen 0... Start of the 2nd. #okpreps @HSFootballOK @jlindseyARD 8:13 p.m. End first quarter: @ArbuckleBlake17 with 6-yd touchdown run. Davis 26, Frederick 0. #okpreps #ARDsports @Shadid13 8:13 p.m. Duke finds Dalton Stout for a 20-yd TD pass. Bethany 13, Tuttle 7 with 3:06 remaining in the first half. #OKPreps @lcjournal 8:13 p.m. Poteau now up 27-0 over Cleveland #lcj #okpreps @TreyHunter87 8:13 p.m. Jones forces Cushing to punt. Stallworth's kick shanks out at Jones' 31 yard-line. Jones leads 14-0, 5:52 left in the 1st half. #okpreps @UnionFootball 8:12 p.m. HALFTIME - Union 28 Sapulpa 14 #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:12 p.m. Apache now faces a third and 14 at Fairview 15. #okpreps @GHSblueline 8:12 p.m. @OKVarsityScores Chickasha gets a long field goal right before halftime to make the score 17-3 at half. Guthrie up #okpreps @OKCPS_Athletics 8:12 p.m. Douglass 2nd possession results in 2nd td. Now they need a stop. 21-14 Elgin, 28 seconds left in 1st qtr #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:11 p.m. Apache gets fourth INT of game. Jalen Domebo now. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:11 p.m. Austin Archey then comes in at the "Archeydozer" formation and scores from a yard out. Jace Pitchford PAT. Poteau up 27-0 6:36 2 #okpreps @PottsShotsCP 8:11 p.m. Washington 21 Lexington 7 early 2nd. Culbeth 26 yard td. Backup QB looking pretty sharp. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:10 p.m. Actually, Hardaway took it to the Cleveland 2. A big block was made on the return by Austin Archey... (cont.) #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:10 p.m. Elgin leads Douglass 21-7 in 2Q. Starting QB Jon Christensen injured, but Brett Lorah delivered TD pass. #okpreps @SamGannon87 8:10 p.m. Midwest City leads 21-6 at half. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:09 p.m. Cleveland punts again. Poteau's Kendrick Hardaway takes it at his own 40, reverses field and returns it to the 1. #okpreps @awathletics 8:09 p.m. End of 1st: Anadarko 20, McLoud 0. #okpreps @ExpressStar_AT 8:07 p.m. Sterling Claphan with a 40+ yard FG gets Chickasha on the board. 17-3 with seconds left in the half. #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 8:07 p.m. Oologah QB Payton Craig connects to Breyden DeSpain for an 80-yd TD catch as Oologah leads 14-3 w/ 8:08 in 2nd Q #okpreps @TreyHunter87 8:06 p.m. Cushing turns it over on downs at the Jones 30 yard-line. The Longhorns lead 14-0 w/11:36 left in the 2nd. #okpreps @EyeAmTruth 8:06 p.m. Westmoore leads Sand Springs17-10 at halftime #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 8:06 p.m. Arkoma 30 Timberlake 12 end 1 #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 8:06 p.m. Sallisaw's Rodriguez's 40-yd FG no good as Oologah still leads 7-3 #okpreps @NLivingstonTLC 8:05 p.m. Via @MattyFrankles Velma-Alma 8, Minco 7 end Q1 #okpreps @TreyHunter87 8:05 p.m. Jones into Cushing territory, looking to extend their lead. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:05 p.m. Poteau's Jace Pitchford scores his second TD, an 8-yard keeper on third-and-goal. Conversion failed but Pirates up 20-0 9:32 2nd #okpreps @ftgsports 8:04 p.m. Ftg fumbles and Wagoner scores on an 80yd run. 14-0,9:45 until half. Watch at fortgibsontigers.tv #okpreps @KTULNews @NewsOn6 @VYPEOK @TheEagleVoice 8:04 p.m. Hennessey 7 Crooked Oak 0 6:32 1st #okpreps @CorbinHosler 8:03 p.m. Norman North is punting for the first time in the game, and John Kolar just threw his first incompletion on his 13th pass. #okpreps @Shadid13 8:03 p.m. Tuttle's Jesse Gregory breaks a 40-yd TD run to put the Tigers on the board. Bethany & Tuttle tied at 7 w/ 6:24 left in first half. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 8:03 p.m. Carl Albert's Stevie Thompson to Morgan Esparza, 14-yd TD toss. Carl Albert takes a 13-6 lead on Del City with :58 til half #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:03 p.m. Carl Albert's Stevie Thompson to Morgan Esparza, 14-yd TD toss. Carl Albert takes a 13-6 lead on Del City with :58 til half #okpreps @ErikHorneOK 8:02 p.m. Newcastle 14, Sulphur 0. Casey Freeman to Glenn Cerney 56 yards. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:01 p.m. End 1Q: Apache 7, Fairview 0. #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 8:01 p.m. Arkoma 30 Timberlake 6 .43 1st #okpreps @PottsShotsCP 7:59 p.m. Washington 14 Lexington 7 late 1st. Luke Ladlee 1 yd td run. #okpreps @lcjournal 7:59 p.m. Arkoma 22, Timberlake 6 #lcj #okpreps @kevininok 7:59 p.m. End of 1Q Vian 7 Haskell 0 #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:58 p.m. Story of Jones v. Cushing so far: 3 big plays have gone Jones' way through 12 minutes. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:58 p.m. After the 1st quarter, Jones leads Cushing 14-0. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:58 p.m. End of the first quarter, Poteau leads Cleveland 14-0. #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 7:57 p.m. Sallisaw's Sinue Rodriguez's 50-yd FG is good, as Oologah still leads 7-3 entering 2nd Q #okpreps @ftgsports 7:57 p.m. End of the 1st. Wagoner leads FTG 7-0. Watch at fortgibsontigers.tv #okpreps @KTULNews @NewsOn6 @VYPEOK #FridayNightLights @Derek_Brown_MT 7:57 p.m. Mustang's Frankie Edwards carries in a 2-yd run to cut Norman North's lead to 21-14, 7:40 2nd. #OKpreps @Tpalmateer83 7:57 p.m. Apache gets its third INT of game. This from Tyler Freeman. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:56 p.m. Mustang replies five plays later and pulls it within 21-14. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:56 p.m. Cleveland to punt the ball to Poteau for the third time in the first quarter. Pirates up 14-0. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:56 p.m. Del City fails to field kickoff, Carl Albert picks it up at the DC 21. Tied at 6 with 4:25 til half #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:56 p.m. Del City fails to field kickoff, Carl Albert picks it up at the DC 21. Tied at 6 with 4:25 til half #okpreps @bdabney3 7:55 p.m. Touchdown Lincoln! The Bulldogs lead Stigler 7-6, 1:29 q1. #OKPreps @RJKeil 7:55 p.m. End of 1st Qtr. @RedsAthletics 7 Harrah 0 #okpreps @ColinDeaver 7:54 p.m. Stephen Price puts Empire on the board first 7-0 over Crescent on a 4 yard TD run with 4:22 in the first quarter. #okpreps @Jeff_Rhodes 7:54 p.m. Doesn't look like #Hugo has an answer to Meeker's running game. Down 14-0 midway through the first #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 7:53 p.m. Norman North's John Kolar hits Z'quan Hogan for a 83-yd TD to lead 21-7, 8:57 2nd. #OKpreps @KVrska7 7:53 p.m. Dillon Noble just hit a 55-yd FG. Just barely got over the bar. Impressive. Deer Creek 17, MacArthur 15. 5:05 2Q. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 7:53 p.m. Elgin leads Douglass 14-0 in 1Q. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:53 p.m. Carl Albert defense comes through. Forces fumble and recovers it in the end zone, Corey Zangari with the TD. CA and DC tied at 6 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:53 p.m. Carl Albert defense comes through. Forces fumble and recovers it in the end zone, Corey Zangari with the TD. CA and DC tied at 6 #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:52 p.m. Cushing forces a Jones punt. The Tigers starting at their own 30, looking to swing some momentum their way. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:51 p.m. John Kolar just hit Quan Hogan on a beautiful 82-yard touchdown pass. Great throw-and-catch. 21-7 Norman North over Mustang. #okpreps @Raider918 7:51 p.m. Mustangs score first. Oologah 7, Sallisaw 0. 1:51 1st #okpreps @myFriendDale 7:51 p.m. Lawton Mac scores again to go up 15-14 against Deer Creek! #GoldBall #statePlayoffs #okpreps @VYPEOK @NewsOKSports @TreyHunter87 7:51 p.m. Not a whole lot going right for the Cushing Tigers right now. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:50 p.m. Edmond North leads Edmond Memorial 3-0 at halftime. #OKPreps @Tpalmateer83 7:50 p.m. Apache punts away but it's a beaut, Clark. Pinned Fairview on its 1. Fairview since moved out to its 14. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:50 p.m. Edmond North intercepts Memorial's Mick Mayerske on the 19 with 25 seconds left in half. #OKPreps @michaelswisher 7:49 p.m. Kingfisher goes 67 yards on first drive. Nault 1 yard TD run. Kingfisher 6, Purcell 0. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:49 p.m. Cushing's Gage Stallworth crushed a 57-yard punt to pin Jones. Jones punts to Stallworth, he drops it at Jones' 44. 1st-10, Jones. #okpreps @Mz_ESPN 7:49 p.m. Oologah QB Payton Craig w/ 1-yd QB keeper to put Mustangs up 7-0 over Sallisaw w/ 1:51 in 1 Q #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:48 p.m. Poteau forces fumble; Pirates' Carlos Aguilar makes recovery at the Cleveland 15. Pirates 7-0 4:22 1st. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:48 p.m. Carl Albert pass incomplete, turnover on downs at the Del City 3. Overthrew an open man in the end zone #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:48 p.m. Carl Albert pass incomplete, turnover on downs at the Del City 3. Overthrew an open man in the end zone #okpreps @Shadid13 7:48 p.m. Bethany QB Kyle Duke scores on a 57-yd run. Bethany leads Tuttle 7-0 w/ 1:51 remaining in first. #OKPreps @Franchiseprep 7:47 p.m. Could Timberlake "cry us a river" (sorry) this evening? They trail Arkoma 14-0 midway through the first. #okpreps @sdlessman 7:47 p.m. @HSFootballOK Early score SW Covenant 6 - Cherokee 6. Patriots are first to score on Cherokee all year. #okpreps @bdabney3 7:47 p.m. Stigler leads Lincoln Christian 6-0 (missed PAT). 4:47 q1. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:47 p.m. Carl Albert facing 4th-and-2 from the Del City 3, trailing 6-0 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:47 p.m. Carl Albert facing 4th-and-2 from the Del City 3, trailing 6-0 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:46 p.m. Poteau faces fourth down at the Cleveland 41 after a third-down sack. Pirates to punt leading 7-0. #okpreps @TFred23 7:44 p.m. 7:35 1st McGuinness 7 Ardmore #okpreps @HSFootballOK @Franchiseprep @ScottWrightOK @SportsMuskogee 7:44 p.m. Chandler Puckett 5-yard run on Hilldale's first drive. Hornets lead Spiro in 3A first round playoff, 6-0 #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:44 p.m. ... Jones leads Cushing 14-0. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 7:42 p.m. Apache's Jordan Littrell with INT. Returns into Fairview territory. Nearly ran that back. #okpreps @awathletics 7:42 p.m. 6:40 1st: Anadarko 7, McLoud 0. #5 R.J. Sink with the TD on the ground. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:42 p.m. Three and out for Cleveland. Tigers to punt the ball back to Poteau. #okpreps @OKCPS_Athletics 7:42 p.m. Elgin out to quick lead with opening drive of 70 yards. They lead Douglass 7-0 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:41 p.m. Poteau LB Carlos Aguilar gets a quarterback sack on Cleveland's first down play, back to the Tiger 26. Poteau 7-0. #okpreps @JWP74 7:40 p.m. Catoosa 7 cascia hall 0. 10:33 q1. Devon hemphill 85 run. Jeff colvin kick. #okpreps @jlindseyARD 7:40 p.m. Two plays for @bradenruth2 to run total 50 yds for touchdown. Davis 6, Frederick 0. #okpreps #ARDsports @WHSJagsFootball 7:39 p.m. Lookout gets some air and comes down with the catch and the TOUCHDOWN!!! 10-0 #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 7:39 p.m. Apache's Lucas Harrod rumbles for 55 for TD after interception. Apache 7, Fairview 0. 9:05 1Q. #okpreps @Sapulparadio 7:39 p.m. Colby Evans scores for Union with 10:45 to go in the 2 Q Union 21-7 over Sapulpa. @GeoffHaxton @TomWhillock #okpreps #Vype @ScottWrightOK 7:39 p.m. Anthony Mason with a 6-yd TD run to put Del City on the board. XP is wide. Del City 6, Carl Albert 0, 9:23 til half #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:39 p.m. Anthony Mason with a 6-yd TD run to put Del City on the board. XP is wide. Del City 6, Carl Albert 0, 9:23 til half #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:39 p.m. Payton Prince plunges in from one yard out, and Norman North takes the lead, 13-7 pending the extra point, on Mustang. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 7:39 p.m. Mustang and Norman North tied at 7-7 after the first quarter. #OKpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:38 p.m. Third play from scrimmage, Poteau QB Jace Pitchford takes it home on a 70-yard keeper. Pitchford adds PAT for a 7-0 lead 9:30 1. #okpreps @paulbeam 7:38 p.m. Tipton scores! 8-0 with 7:56 left in 1Q #okpreps @HSFootballOK @jacobunruh 7:37 p.m. Memorial gets a huge gain by Robert Charlton on a fake punt on to be called for holding. North takes over on punt. #OKPreps @CorbinHosler 7:37 p.m. First quarter ends with Norman North on the doorstep. Mustang-Norman North tied 7-7. #okpreps @RJKeil 7:37 p.m. Tornado Touchdown: @RedsAthletics 7 Harrah 0 8:39 left in 1st Qtr. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:36 p.m. After an interception, Del City is back in the red zone, first down from the Carl Albert 11. Still scoreless, 10 min til half #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:36 p.m. After an interception, Del City is back in the red zone, first down from the Carl Albert 11. Still scoreless, 10 min til half #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:36 p.m. Poteau takes first series at its own 34-yard line. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:35 p.m. That slot receiver was Terik Leniger on the 62-yard TD run. Leniger just recovered a surprised onside as well at Cushing's 45. #okpreps @KVrska7 7:35 p.m. Caden Sander scores on 2-yd run. Kick good. Deer Creek 14, MacArthur 8. 10:22 3Q. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:35 p.m. Cleveland throws an incomplete pass on third down; Tigers to punt to Poteau. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:33 p.m. Cleveland faces a third down near midfield; Tigers take their first time out in a scoreless game. #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 7:33 p.m. Arkoma 8 Timberlake 0 10:59 1st 70 yard TD pass gates to sweeten #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:33 p.m. Jones slot receiver takes the 1st handoff of the game 62 yards for a TD. After the PAT, Jones leads Cushing 7-0. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:32 p.m. Zack Jenkins fumbles for Edmond North, but false start negates play. Edmond North's Trevor Moore hits 24-yard FG instead. #OKPreps @TreyHunter87 7:30 p.m. Cushing kicking to Jones to start. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 7:30 p.m. Mustang's Frankie Edwards tosses a 28-yd TD pass to Colton Hadlock. Game tied 7-7, 3:30 1st. #OKpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:30 p.m. Deep onside kick by Poteau to start the game. Cleveland sets up at its own 35. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:30 p.m. Edmond North facing big decision with fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 7:05 left in half in scoreless game. Timeout. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 7:30 p.m. Mishandled snap on Del City FG try and Carl Albert takes over at its 18 #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:30 p.m. Mishandled snap on Del City FG try and Carl Albert takes over at its 18 #okpreps @KVrska7 7:30 p.m. End 1Q: MacArthur 8, Deer Creek 7. Mac lining up a punt. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:29 p.m. Mustang responded with trickery of its own, and Frankie Edwards takes the handoff but throws for a touchdown. 7-7 with Norman North #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:29 p.m. It's time to get up and get ready for some Pirate Footballlllllllllllllllll, says the Poteau PA man as the Pirates take the field. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:28 p.m. No score after 1Q between Carl Albert and Del City. DC ball third and goal at the 6 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:28 p.m. No score after 1Q between Carl Albert and Del City. DC ball third and goal at the 6 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:27 p.m. Poteau will be kicking off to Cleveland to start the game. #okpreps @MikeBrownTW 7:27 p.m. @TWSportsExtra #okpreps Kelley 7, Collinsville 0, 1:01 1Q @ChuckOrWhatever 7:27 p.m. Tigers turn it over on downs. End of 1. Pryor 7, Skiatook 3. #okpreps @SteveMcGehee 7:27 p.m. Midwest City 7 Edmond Santa Fe 6 Q1 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:26 p.m. Poteau captains tonight for the coin toss: Jace Pitchford, Kaydon Evans and Cord Lawrence. #okpreps @twolvesonair 7:26 p.m. John Kolar to Tyler Sipe for a 42-yard Touchdown to open the scoring. Timberwolves lead 7-0. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:23 p.m. Norman North lines up in the U-Haul, Prince hits Kolar coming off edge for reverse, Kolar pulls up and hits Sipe for 42yard TD. 7-0 #okpreps @WHSJagsFootball 7:21 p.m. FG is good! Jags first on the board, 3-0. 2:09 left in 1Q. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:21 p.m. Edmond North and Edmond Memorial are scoreless after one quarter. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 7:21 p.m. Del City defense holds on 4th-and-inches to take the ball back. Still scoreless at Carl Albert, 4 min left in 1Q #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 7:21 p.m. Del City defense holds on 4th-and-inches to take the ball back. Still scoreless at Carl Albert, 4 min left in 1Q #okpreps @Shadid13 7:19 p.m. 10 minutes from kickoff between Tuttle and Bethany. Should be a good first-round game in Class 3A. #OKPreps @UnionFootball 7:19 p.m. Farquhar to Pearson for a 53 yard TD! - Union 7 Sapulpa 0 - 10:05 left in Q1 #okpreps @BKComets 7:19 p.m. 14 yd TD run by BK's Thomas Bingham. Josiah Siddiki kick is good. Bishop Kelley leads Collinsville 7-0 in the 1st. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:18 p.m. Wow. RT @jacobunruh: Edmond North's Richard McCauley fumbles near goal line. Memorial recovers on own 1. #OKPreps @CorbinHosler 7:18 p.m. WR-turned-Linebacker Tyler Sipe then enters as running back for Norman North, and goes 15 yards on first snap. #okpreps @LawtonConst 7:18 p.m. RT @KVrska7: Will Collins throws interception in end zone. Deer Creek takes over at own 20. 6:53 1Q. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:17 p.m. So Norman North has star running back Quan Hogan in on defense, and he intercepts the ball to stop a promising Mustang drive. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:16 p.m. Edmond North's Richard McCauley fumbles near goal line. Memorial recovers on own 1. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 7:15 p.m. Each team shooting itself in the foot. Carl Albert with the holding earlier, Del City with a fumble after a long pass play #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:13 p.m. Cushing RB Gage Stallworth finished 3rd in the state & 2nd in 3A with 2,037 rush yards. He led the entire state with 38 rush TD's. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:13 p.m. Edmond North's Luke Rossi with a 20-yard reception. Nice leaping catch. #OKPreps @TreyHunter87 7:12 p.m. Jones QB Clayton Sims (Soph) finished 2nd in 3A in pass yards (2,031) & pass TD's (17). He also three only 2 interceptions. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:12 p.m. Mustang holds, stopping John Kolar a yard short. Mustang ball, tied with Norman North 0-0 with 8:45 left in 1Q. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:11 p.m. Here at Poteau for the 4A 1st round playoff between the Poteau Pirates and the Cleveland Tigers. It's playoff time in Oklahoma. #okpreps @ExpressStar_AT 7:11 p.m. Chickasha smash QB Reed Roberts to force a field goal. Kick is good, Guthrie up 3-0 with 8:09 left in 1Q. #okpreps @CorbinHosler 7:10 p.m. Big play early coming up for Norman North. Fourth and 2 from Mustang's 40 after holding Broncos to three-and-out. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:10 p.m. Stevie Thompson's first carry of the night goes 55 for a TD but holding brings it back #okpreps @TreyHunter87 7:08 p.m. The winner of this Cushing vs. Jones matchup plays the winner of Purcell at Kingfisher. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:08 p.m. Another three-and-out for Memorial. Two runs by Warren Wand and an overthrow Wand's way. #OKPreps @KVrska7 7:07 p.m. Brock Ruminer with 47-yd TD run up the middle. Kick good. Deer Creek 7, MacArthur 0. 8:52 1Q. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:06 p.m. Three-and-out for Edmond North on its first possession. Both defenses holding strong. #OKPreps @CorbinHosler 7:04 p.m. North kicking off to Mustang to start the game. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:03 p.m. Carl Albert will kick to Del City to start this one #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:02 p.m. Edmond Memorial goes three-and-out on opening drive. Warren Wand with three carries for 5 yards. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 7:02 p.m. All the #okpreps info you need, all in one place in our NewsOK live article @CorbinHosler 7:01 p.m. Getting ready to kick off between Norman North-Mustang here at Harve Collins Field. Probably most interesting 1-4 matchup there is. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 6:59 p.m. Jones (6-4; 5-1) finished 2nd in 3A-1. The Longhorns started the season 0-3, but bounced back to win 6 of their final 7. #okpreps @TreyHunter87 6:57 p.m. Cushing (8-2; 4-2) finished 3rd in 3A-2. The Tigers started 8-0, but lost consecutive games to Seminole & Bethany to finish. #okpreps @jacobunruh 6:53 p.m. I am set up at Edlam. Should be a good matchup. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 6:53 p.m. Want to follow our coverage of the first round of #OKPreps playoffs? Click here newsok.com/article/3905109
Nov 13, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 138-29 (82.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,412-335 (80.8 pct.
High school football playoffs: First-round picks
By Scott Wright | Nov 13, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 138-29 (82.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,412-335 (80.8 pct.) Thursday's Game Class 6A LAWTON 35, Yukon 17 Friday's Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 49, Sapulpa 7 EDMOND MEMORIAL 20, Edmond North 17 NORMAN NORTH 42, Mustang 35 BROKEN ARROW 31, Tulsa Washington 21 JENKS 45, Owasso 7 MIDWEST CITY 16, Edmond Santa Fe 13 Westmoore 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 28, Deer Creek 14 PRYOR 28, Skiatook 27 McALESTER 44, Tulsa East Central 20 CARL ALBERT 21, Del City 14 GUTHRIE 49, Chickasha 13 SHAWNEE 33, Claremore 18 COLLINSVILLE 28, Tulsa Kelley 14 ARDMORE 24, McGuinness 20 Class 4A ANADARKO 35, McLoud 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Catoosa 21 WAGONER 40, Fort Gibson 14 Woodward 20, ADA 18 DOUGLASS 34, Elgin 12 Sallisaw 28, OOLOGAH 24 POTEAU 27, Cleveland 16 CLINTON 26, Harrah 23 Class 3A BLANCHARD 33, Perkins 18 NEWCASTLE 28, Sulphur 6 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Dewey 14 STIGLER 17, Lincoln Christian 14 PLAINVIEW 49, Centennial 22 Tuttle 27, BETHANY 24 LOCUST GROVE 42, Roland 12 BERRYHILL 34, Inola 20 METRO CHR. 45, Okmulgee 6 HILLDALE 27, Spiro 20 SEMINOLE 49, Marlow 22 Heritage Hall 28, LONE GROVE 21 CHECOTAH 21, Jay 20 BEGGS 31, Seq. Claremore 18 KINGFISHER 35, Purcell 7 Cushing 21, JONES 14 Class 2A HENNESSEY 35, Crooked Oak 24 WASHINGTON 21, Lexington 14 VIAN 42, Haskell 16 SALINA 34, Pawhuska 14 DAVIS 38, Frederick 18 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Alva 24 ADAIR 35, Kansas 13 OKEMAH 32, Panama 14 MEEKER 37, Hugo 22 NOWATA 28, Colcord 21 MILLWOOD 49, Tonkawa 14 Hobart 27, KINGSTON 22 COMMERCE 35, Chelsea 20 HARTSHORNE 21, Stroud 14 LINDSAY 33, Marietta 17 CHISHOLM 30, Oklahoma Christian 28 Class A OKEENE 39, Cordell 12 CASHION 35, Rush Springs 7 TALIHINA 44, Stratford 10 SUMMIT CHR. 21, Hominy 14 RINGLING 34, Watonga 8 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 MORRISON 44, Fairland 6 ELMORE CITY 33, Central Sallisaw 18 WYNNEWOOD 42, Quinton 6 KIEFER 38, Warner 7 HOLLIS 35, Oklahoma Bible 7 Crescent 22, EMPIRE 7 AFTON 28, Barnsdall 24 Wewoka 34, SAVANNA 30 MINCO 36, Velma-Alma 24 Apache 28, FAIRVIEW 26 Class B LAVERNE 54, Allen 8 KEOTA 48, Woodland 16 REJOICE CHR. 38, Dewar 22 FOX 32, Merritt 28 ALEX 46, Ringwood 20 COYLE 48, Davenport 34 WETUMKA 46, Oaks 12 PC-HUNTER 42, Central Marlow 6 Class C SHATTUCK 58, Grandfield 8 Timberlake 36, ARKOMA 34 CHEROKEE 46, SW Covenant 0 Balko 42, CORN BIBLE 20 TIPTON 52, Waynoka 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Sasakwa 18 THACKERVILLE 54, DC-Lamont 22 SHARON-MUTUAL 50, Mt. View-Gotebo 12
Nov 9, 2013
A look at all the first-round playoff matchups.
Oklahoma high school football first-round playoff pairings
Nov 9, 2013Class 6A Sapulpa at Tulsa Union Edmond North at Edmond Memorial Mustang at Norman North Tulsa Washington at Broken Arrow Owasso at Jenks Edmond Santa Fe at Midwest City Yukon at Lawton, Thursday 7 p.m. Westmoore at Sand Springs Class 5A Deer Creek at Lawton MacArthur Skiatook at Pryor Tulsa East Central at McAlester Del City at Carl Albert Chickasha at Guthrie Claremore at Shawnee Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville McGuinness at Ardmore Class 4A McLoud at Anadarko Catoosa at Cascia Hall Fort Gibson at Wagoner Woodward at Ada Elgin at Douglass Sallisaw at Oologah Cleveland at Poteau Harrah at Clinton Class 3A Perkins at Blanchard Sulphur at Newcastle Dewey at Victory Christian Lincoln Christian at Stigler Centennial at Plainview Tuttle at Bethany Roland at Locust Grove Inola at Berryhill Okmulgee at Metro Christian Spiro at Hilldale Marlow at Seminole Heritage Hall at Lone Grove Jay at Checotah Seq. Claremore at Beggs Purcell at Kingfisher Cushing at Jones Class 2A Crooked Oak at Hennessey Lexington at Washington Haskell at Vian Pawhuska at Salina Frederick at Davis Alva at Chr. Heritage Kansas at Adair Panama at Okemah Hugo at Meeker Colcord at Nowata Tonkawa at Millwood Hobart at Kingston Chelsea at Commerce Stroud at Hartshorne Marietta at Lindsay Oklahoma Christian at Chisholm Class A} Cordell at Okeene Rush Springs at Cashion Stratford at Talihina Hominy at Summit Christian Watonga at Ringling Texhoma at Thomas Fairland at Morrison Central Sallisaw at Elmore City Quinton at Wynnewood Warner at Kiefer Oklahoma Bible at Hollis Crescent at Empire Barnsdall at Afton Wewoka at Savanna Velma-Alma at Minco Apache at Fairview Class B Allen at Laverne Woodland at Keota Dewar at Rejoice Christian Merritt at Fox Ringwood at Alex Davenport at Coyle Oaks at Wetumka Central Marlow at Pond Creek-Hunter Class C Grandfield at Shattuck Timberlake at Arkoma SW Covenant at Cherokee Balko at Corn Bible Waynoka at Tipton Sasakwa at Bluejacket DC-Lamont at Thackerville Mt. View-Gotebo at Sharon-Mutual Note: All games are Friday, 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Nov 7, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright makes his predictions for Friday's Week 10 games.
High school football: Week 10 picks for Friday's games
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 7, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 144-25 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,274-306 (80.6 pct.) Friday's Games City Area CUSHING 35, Bethany 14 SW COVENANT 48, Bokoshe 14 WESTMOORE 35, Broken Arrow 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Choctaw 31 LEXINGTON 28, Community Christian 24 Coyle 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Crescent 42, PAWNEE 8 Crooked Oak 44, NORTHEAST 20 CASHION 35, Crossings Christian 12 Davenport 56, GANS 8 Del City 49, SOUTHEAST 14 MILLWOOD 56, Dibble 20 Douglass 24, ADA 20 Edmond Memorial 45, PC WEST 18 CARL ALBERT 38, El Reno 13 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Guymon 20 Harrah 33, McLOUD 30 Hennessey 29, ALVA 26 Heritage Hall 42, STAR SPENCER 20 Jones 34, BRIDGE CREEK 14 Kingfisher 44, MARLOW 14 NORMAN NORTH 40, Lawton Eisenhower 22 PAULS VALLEY 28, Madill 27 Mannford 42, TECUMSEH 16 DEER CREEK 35, McGuinness 32 Meeker 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 Newcastle 42, BETHEL 6 LAWTON 35, Norman 21 GUTHRIE 49, Northwest 13 Oklahoma Christian 38, LUTHER 35 Piedmont 32, WEATHERFORD 28 MINCO 44, Pioneer 12 Purcell 34, ATOKA 7 JENKS 49, Putnam City 7 GLENPOOL 47, Santa Fe South 8 Seminole 42, CHANDLER 18 Shawnee 45, NOBLE 16 Southmoore 35, MUSTANG 32 St. Mary 28, LITTLE AXE 27 OWASSO 31, Stillwater 28 CHR. HERITAGE 30, Stroud 26 BLANCHARD 28, Tuttle 21 Washington 34, LINDSAY 28 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 44, Waurika 20 Wayne 35, MAYSVILLE 7 OKEMAH 48, Wellston 12 Class 6A TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Bartlesville 28 Bixby 31, MUSKOGEE 13 Sand Springs 28, ENID 25 SAPULPA 38, Tulsa Edison 7 Tulsa Union 49, PONCA CITY 6 Class 5A Claremore 28, GROVE 22 Collinsville 35, TAHLEQUAH 17 Coweta 40, TULSA CENTRAL 38 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 21 Lawton MacArthur 30, ARDMORE 22 McAlester 45, TULSA MEMORIAL 18 PRYOR 38, Tulsa East Central 34 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 18 Tulsa Kelley 42, SKIATOOK 28 Class 4A Anadarko 42, ELGIN 6 Cascia Hall 46, BROKEN BOW 7 Catoosa 21, OOLOGAH 20 WOODWARD 26, Clinton 22 CACHE 21, Elk City 20 SALLISAW 27, Fort Gibson 24 Miami 30, TULSA WEBSTER 10 STILWELL 24, Muldrow 20 Tulsa McLain 32, CLEVELAND 24 Wagoner 46, VINITA 12 Class 3A Beggs 37, HENRYETTA 7 METRO CHRISTIAN 17, Berryhill 10 Bristow 28, PRAGUE 7 SULPHUR 20, Dickson 16 Eufaula 27, HEAVENER 24 STIGLER 30, Idabel 6 Inola 34, KELLYVILLE 18 Jay 38, BLACKWELL 12 Locust Grove 42, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 PLAINVIEW 40, Lone Grove 12 VICTORY CHR. 49, Morris 6 PERKINS 21, Okmulgee 20 Seq. Claremore 28, DEWEY 24 LINCOLN CHR. 34, Seq. Tahlequah 28 VERDIGRIS 28, Sperry 7 CHECOTAH 27, Spiro 24 ROLAND 30, Valliant 12 HILLDALE 44, Westville 6 Class 2A Adair 34, PAWHUSKA 12 HUGO 28, ANTLERS 27 NOWATA 38, Chelsea 6 Chouteau 28, CANADIAN 20 Comanche 24, HINTON 22 Davis 44, TISHOMINGON 12 Hobart 24, FREDERICK 14 Kingston 30, COALGATE 13 Marietta 28, KONAWA 21 Mounds 28, HASKELL 27 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 CANEY VALLEY 28, Oklahoma Union 24 Pocola 24, MOUNTAINBURG, ARK. 20 KANSAS 27, Salina 22 Thomas 40, MANGUM 6 CHISHOLM 28, Tonkawa 24 HARTSHORNE 48, Wilburton 8 COLCORD 38, Wyandotte 32 Class A Apache 22, CORDELL 14 EMPIRE 40, Bray-Doyle 14 WATONGA 31, Carnegie 27 SAVANNA 42, Central Sallisaw 28 BARNSDALL 34, Depew 26 Fairview 40, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 Hollis 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Hominy 32, DRUMRIGHT 6 TEXHOMA 34, Hooker 7 Kiefer 42, MORRISON 28 Okeene 46, MOORELAND 14 Porter 28, FOYIL 20 Quinton 34, HAILEYVILLE 12 Rush Springs 28, WILSON 12 SAYRE 28, Snyder 22 ELMORE CITY 36, Stratford 28 Summit Christian 30, AFTON 28 Talihina 44, GORE 12 BEAVER 28, Turpin 16 Velma-Alma 42, HEALDTON 30 RINGLING 44, Walters 6 Warner 34, LIBERTY 12 Wynnewood 42, WEWOKA 20 Yale 24, REGENT PREP 20 Class B CAVE SPRINGS 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton at Waukomis Cyril at Central Marlow Fox 58, ALLEN 30 WETUMKA 66, Keota 20 GARBER 54, Medford 8 RINGWOOD 38, Merritt 34 Paoli 42, GEARY 14 LAVERNE 56, Pond Creek-Hunter 28 STROTHER 56, Porum 48 Rejoice Christian 56, WOODLAND 22 Seiling 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Welch 38, WATTS 32 DEWAR 54, Weleetka 20 Class C Balko 58, TYRONE 8 DC-LAMONT 34, Buffalo 24 TIPTON 56, Corn Bible 6 Gracemont 34, DUKE 28 CHEROKEE 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 0 SASAKWA 34, Maud 28 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 38 SHARON-MUTUAL 44, Shattuck 34 MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 40, Temple 28 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 BOISE CITY 56, Waynoka 6 ARKOMA 48, Webbers Falls 20 Independent TULSA NOAH 44, OKC Legion 20
Veterans will be given free admission to events and will be recognized at halftime for their service to the country.
High school notebook: Oklahoma City Public Schools athletics honoring veterans
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Nov 3, 2013OKCPS athletics honoring veterans Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor military veterans at all athletic contests for the week of Nov. 4-8. All veterans who show a valid military ID will be given free admission to events and will be recognized at halftime for their service to the country. Veterans will be given free admission to the middle-school football championship games Tuesday night at Douglass, beginning with John Marshall vs. Northeast at 5:30 p.m. in the third-place game and the championship game between Millwood at Centennial at 7. On Thursday, free admission will be available for the Altus vs. Capitol Hill game at Douglass, and the Centennial vs. John Marshall game at Star Spencer, both at 7 p.m. Friday's 7 p.m. games include Crooked Oak vs. Northeast at Douglass, Del City vs. Southeast at Crooked Oak and Heritage Hall at Star Spencer. YUKON'S PLAYOFF HOPES STILL ALIVE The chances of Yukon making its fifth straight playoff appearance appeared to be dead after the Oct. 24 loss to Midwest City. But with Lawton Eisenhower's upset of Putnam City North on Friday night, the Millers are still alive for the postseason. There are several scenarios left to play out, with Midwest City, Edmond North and Putnam City North tied for second place in District 6A-3 with 4-2 records. But Yukon, at 3-3, has one fact to take care of: win. The Millers host PC North on Thursday night. A win doesn't guarantee them a playoff berth, but it's their only shot. They would also need wins from Midwest City (vs. Moore) and Edmond North (vs. U.S. Grant). LEXINGTON'S HOKETT REMAINS HOT Lexington junior quarterback Kyle Hokett had another big game for the Bulldogs on Friday, throwing five touchdown passes and completing 15 of 28 passes for 358 yards in a 56-28 win against Konawa. It marks the second game in three weeks that he's thrown five touchdowns, showing that he is finding his stride in his first season at quarterback and second year in the spread offense. “This year he kind of made it a point that he was going to learn the offense and put the time in, and has done that,” Lexington coach Jeff Hall said. “He's doing a really good of grasping the offense. The good thing for us is six different people caught passes and three different caught touchdown passes.” Senior running back Luke Gifford also rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns, as Lexington remained in the hunt for a home playoff game. The Bulldogs host Community Christian on Friday in a nondistrict game.
Oct 30, 2013
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state, including Edmond North-Midwest City, Cushing-Seminole and McGuinness-Guthrie.
Oklahoma high school football picks: Week 9
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 30, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-29 (83.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,130-281 (80.1 pct.) Thursday's Games City Area LAWTON MAC 45, Capitol Hill 8 WESTMOORE 34, Tulsa Edison 7 Class 6A TULSA UNION JV 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 Class 5A TULSA EAST CENTRAL 31, Tahlequah 20 Class B REJOICE CHR. 58, South Coffeyville 12 Independent Cornerstone Chr. 56, COOKSON HILLS 32 Friday's Games City Area Ada 28, McLOUD 21 Alva 42, DIBBLE 30 Bethany 38, BRISTOW 20 HERITAGE HALL 56, Bethel 7 MARLOW 54, Bridge Creek 12 CASADY 31, John Marshall 28 Cashion 35, CARNEGIE 13 MEEKER 38, Central Sallisaw 14 PERKINS 28, Chandler 24 Chickasha 35, SOUTHEAST 7 Chr. Heritage 48, CROOKED OAK 42 Crossings Chr. 28, PIONEER 22 COMMUNITY CHR. 30, Dallas HSAA Davenport 44, STROTHER 14 Destiny Christian 54, LIFE CHR. 20 Douglass 27, HARRAH 17 DEL CITY 24, Duncan 20 Edmond North 13, MIDWEST CITY 10 EDMOND MEMORIAL 24, Ed. Santa Fe 20 Enid 28, STILLWATER 10 Geary 28, MACOMB 24 EL RENO 42, Guymon 14 Haskell 35, WELLSTON 20 Kingfisher 28, NEWCASTLE 21 LEXINGTON 30, Konawa 22 PUTNAM NORTH 28, Lawton Ike 12 JONES 35, Little Axe 7 MILLWOOD 45, Luther 20 GUTHRIE 34, McGuinness 14 Minco 46, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 LAWTON 45, Mustang 20 DURANT 28, Noble 27 Norman North 49, MOORE 20 OKLAHOMA CHR. 47, Northeast 18 DEER CREEK 42, Northwest 14 BERRYHILL 38, OKC Legion 17 FOX 56, Okla. Christian Aca. 8 Piedmont 32, ELGIN 24 Plainview 48, PAULS VALLEY 12 Putnam City 28, MUSKOGEE 24 NORMAN 44, Putnam West 20 TECUMSEH 30, Santa Fe South 13 OKC PATRIOTS 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Shawnee 49, TULSA HALE 7 Southmoore 49, CHOCTAW 33 TUTTLE 40, St. Mary 13 CENTENNIAL 42, Star Spencer 38 PURCELL 28, Sulphur 7 HENNESSEY 35, Tonkawa 22 YUKON 49, U.S. Grant 8 CRESCENT 28, Watonga 24 WYNNEWOOD 21, Wayne 14 SW COVENANT 32, Webbers Falls 28 CARL ALBERT 56, Western Heights 8 Windsor Hills 34, COLDWATER, KAN. 30 Class 6A Bartlesville 44, PONCA CITY 13 Jenks 45, BIXBY 14 OWASSO 32, Sand Springs 28 BROKEN ARROW 56, Sapulpa 10 TULSA UNION 49, Tulsa Washington 20 Class 5A Ardmore 42, ALTUS 7 PRYOR 28, Collinsville 18 Coweta 38, CLAREMORE 28 McALESTER 44, Skiatook 13 Tulsa Central 35, GROVE 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, TULSA MEMORIAL 24 Class 4A POTEAU 42, Broken Bow 13 CLINTON 34, Cache 10 CATOOSA 28, Cleveland 14 WOODWARD 30, Elk City 13 Glenpool 28, MANNFORD 27 Oologah 28, MIAMI 24 Sallisaw 37, MULDROW 17 FORT GIBSON 32, Stilwell 17 CASCIA HALL 49, Tulsa Rogers 8 WAGONER 56, Tulsa Webster 6 TULSA McLAIN 30, Vinita 14 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 18 Class 3A MADILL 28, Atoka 7 Beggs 39, MORRIS 18 Checotah 34, EUFAULA 20 SEMINOLE 49, Cushing 42 Dewey 44, VERDIGRIS 6 Heavener 28, IDABEL 21 INOLA 30, Henryetta 22 Hilldale 35, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 17 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 OKMULGEE 32, Kellyville 10 LOCUST GROVE 34, Lincoln Christian 17 Lone Grove 28, DICKSON 22 SPIRO 30, Roland 19 METRO CHR. 34, Seq. Claremore 7 Sperry 14, BLACKWELL 6 Stigler 28, VALLIANT 7 Victory Christian 44, PRAGUE 8 ADAIR 36, Westville 6 Class 2A KINGSTON 28, Antlers 24 Caney Valley 18, CHELSEA 14 Chisholm 22, NEWKIRK 15 DAVIS 44, Coalgate 6 FREDERICK 28, Comanche 20 Commerce 36, COLCORD 21 VIAN 35, Hartshorne 14 HOBART 35, Hinton 24 Holdenville 28, MOUNDS 20 Kansas 38, HULBERT 6 WYANDOTTE 44, Ketchum 7 Lindsay 36, MANGUM 12 Nowata 44, CHOUTEAU 14 Okemah 35, STROUD 34 Panama 48, POCOLA 28 Pawhuska 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 Perry 31, PAWNEE 12 SALINA 34, Quapaw 6 MARIETTA 27, Tishomingo 20 HUGO 42, Wilburton 14 Class A Afton 38, WARNER 12 HOLLIS 34, Apache 8 KIEFER 42, Barnsdall 7 FAIRVIEW 32, Beaver 16 QUINTON 22, Canadian 6 DEPEW 28, Drumright 7 Elmore City 34, CADDO 7 VELMA-ALMA 28, Empire 27 SUMMIT CHR. 34, Fairland 12 MORRISON 42, Foyil 6 GORE 28, Haileyville 21 Healdton 24, RUSH SPRINGS 12 PORTER 24, Liberty 22 STRATFORD 32, Maysville 14 Mooreland 33, TURPIN 8 Oklahoma Bible 28, HOOKER 7 Ringling 49, BRAY-DOYLE 0 TALIHINA 29, Savanna 24 CORDELL 22, Sayre 16 OKEENE 28, Texhoma 21 Thomas 42, SNYDER 7 Wewoka 34, REGENT PREP 20 WALTERS 28, Wilson 26 HOMINY 28, Yale 24 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 12 Allen 52, PAOLI 6 Cave Springs 44, PORUM 32 MERRITT 48, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 56, STROTHER 8 Dewar 54, KEOTA 38 Laverne 60, SEILING 14 WAUKOMIS 48, Medford 22 Oaks 42, COPAN 20 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 Ringwood 48, GARBER 28 CENTRAL MARLOW 58, Waurika 12 WOODLAND 42, Welch 14 Weleetka 54, BOWLEGS 6 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Boise City 28 WESLEYAN CHR. 46, Claremore Chr. 14 Corn Bible 38, DUKE 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 58, Goodwell 8 Maud 54, BOKOSHE 6 GRANDFIELD 48, Midway 8 Ryan 48, MOUNT VIEW-GOTEBO 44 Temple 54, GRACEMONT 8 Thackerville 58, SASAKWA 12 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 42 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 42, Waynoka 20