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Nov 23, 2014
Class 6A provided few surprises, in either Division I or II, but the other classes have seen some major transformations since the year began, including four remaining teams — Skiatook, Cushing, Hominy and Stratford — that were ranked No. 20 or worse in The Oklahoman’s preseason poll.
A look at the Oklahoma high school football season's most surprising teams
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Nov 23, 2014As the playoffs are reaching the final weeks, let’s take a look back at how far some of these teams have come. Class 6A provided few surprises, in either Division I or II, but the other classes have seen some major transformations since the year began, including four remaining teams — Skiatook, Cushing, Hominy and Stratford — that were ranked No. 20 or worse in The Oklahoman’s preseason poll. Here’s a look at the biggest surprises and most notable movers from each class, based on teams’ standing in The Oklahoman’s preseason rankings: Class 6A-I The Jenks vs. Tulsa Union title game is only a surprise if you just came out of an 18-year coma. Two-time defending champ Jenks held the No. 1 spot in the preseason, while Union was No. 2. Semifinalists Mustang and Owasso were a little less expected at the beginning of the year. Mustang began the year at No. 8, while Owasso was No. 10 coming off last season’s 5-6 performance. Class 6A-II Sand Springs’ upset of preseason No. 1 Midwest City in the quarterfinals provided the only real surprise. The Sandites were No. 10 in the preseason. Finalists Lawton and Bixby were Nos. 2 and 4, respectively, and semifinalist Tulsa Washington was third to begin the year. Class 5A One of five classes to lose its preseason No. 1 before the semifinals, with Shawnee exiting last week after a snake-bitten season. Ardmore rose from No. 12 in the preseason and briefly held the No. 1 spot, settling in as a top-five team. Skiatook is the big mover, though. The preseason No. 20 team gradually rose into the top 10, then the top five, peaking at its current spot of No. 2 Ardmore and Skiatook will face off Friday at Yukon in one semifinal, while Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, the preseason Nos. 2 and 3, will meet on the other side of the bracket at Choctaw. Class 4A The biggest shock of all is the fact Anadarko won’t be playing in Friday night’s semifinals. Injuries derailed the team that had held the No. 1 spot all year, and Metro Christian took advantage with last Friday’s upset. In all, the top six teams from the preseason poll are gone. Wagoner was No. 7, yet the Bulldogs fell off early in the season before heating up down the stretch to make a strong run to get to this point. Fort Gibson was No. 8 to start the year, and promptly rose toward the top, overtaking the No. 1 spot this week with Anadarko’s departure from the playoffs. Metro was No. 13 to begin the year and Oologah was 12th. Weatherford, which was eliminated on Friday, moved up from No. 18 and spent a few weeks in the top 10 — even the top five — in the middle of the season. Class 3A One of only three classes, along with 6A-I and C, to have the preseason Nos. 1 and 2 — Kingfisher and Douglass — still remaining. Three of the eight remaining teams began the year outside the top 10, in Lincoln Christian (No. 11), Roland (No. 14) and the biggest surprise of all, Cushing, which began the year at No. 20. Of course, Cushing is one of the biggest surprises in the playoffs, period. After getting in as a No. 4 seed, Cushing upset district champ Bethany in the first round and routed Marlow last Friday. Class 2A Colcord takes the honor as the biggest mover from the preseason, after beginning at No. 18. Of the eight teams remaining, only Colcord and preseason No. 11 Washington didn’t begin the year in the top 10. Class A Class A has the two biggest surprises of any class, despite six teams from the preseason top eight surviving into the quarterfinal round this Friday. Preseason No. 1 Hollis exited last Friday, but Hominy and Stratford are still alive after beginning the year at No. 24 and 28, respectively. Class B Aside from Jenks-Union in 6A-I, Class B has had the fewest surprises. Preseason No. 2 Pond Creek-Hunter is gone, but the remaining four teams all began the year in the top five. Class C Though it had a couple of early playoff upsets, Class C hasn’t necessarily produced any major surprises among its semifinal teams. Cherokee and Tipton have been Nos. 1 and 2 all season. Fox hasn’t been ranked below No. 4, while Grandfield began at No. 8 and has been in the top 10 every week.
Nov 22, 2014
WACO, Texas — Over the past few years, there hasn’t been much of a need for Mike Gundy to coach spirit and attitude. Players don’t hang their heads often when you’re consistently among the Big 12’s best. But as Oklahoma State enters tonight’s matchup with Baylor amid a four-game skid, it’s become priority number one. […]
Pregame primer: Six must-read stories before Oklahoma State faces Baylor
Kyle Fredrickson | Nov 22, 2014[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/11/gundybriles.jpg]3494724[/img] WACO, Texas — Over the past few years, there hasn’t been much of a need for Mike Gundy to coach spirit and attitude. Players don’t hang their heads often when you’re consistently among the Big 12’s best. But as Oklahoma State enters tonight’s matchup with Baylor amid a four-game skid, it’s become priority number one. “We have to coach that spirit, and I have to coach that every single day,” said Gundy during Monday’s media teleconference call . “It's really the most important thing we do. The body language really sets the tone for who you are as a football team." And that’s not just for players. "You have to coach the coaches, too,” Gundy added. That positive direction will be key tonight, as Baylor is more than a 30-point favorite against OSU. Here are six stories from the NewsOK Sports team to get you ready for the 6:30 p.m. kickoff on FOX. -- 1. If there comes a point in the second half where Baylor has big lead, will the Bears keep their foot on the gas pedal? All signs point to yes. Baylor comes in with last season’s 49-17 defeat fresh in its memory and a current need to impress the College Football Playoff committee. As John Helsley explains, it’s a combination of factors that can’t sit will with the Cowboys. (Click here –> to read what players from both teams have to say on the subject.) -- 2. Here’s a look at the front page of The Oklahoman’s OSU pregame coverage today: . [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/11/OSU-cover-11-22.jpg]3494721[/img] . It highlights a difficult upcoming decision for Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich if staring quarterback Daxx Garman is unable to play (concussion symptoms after the Texas loss, per a source). The question: Should the redshirt be pulled from freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph? Columnist Berry Tramel breaks down the best reasons for, and against, playing Rudolph tonight. (Click here –> to read and decide for yourself.) -- 3. One thing is clear no matter who suits up at quarterback for OSU tonight: that Cowboy will likely get hit … a lot. The OSU offensive line has allowed 32 sacks this season. (Click here –> for more national and historical perspective on that total and how it highlights a tough position matchup at Baylor.) -- 4. Five years ago this week, Brandon Weeden made his OSU debut in a second-half comeback victory against Colorado. He said that night, “changed my life.” Weeden, who attended OSU’s 28-7 loss against Texas last week, also opened up about his thoughts on the current Cowboys: "They're having a tough stretch right now. To get over that hump, they're just going to have to do something different and make some game-changing plays. We've got two tough games, what better situation to be that guy and make the play that makes the difference and turn the tables." (Click here –> to read more candid quotes from the former OSU quarterback.) -- 5. Baylor touts the nation’s No. 3 passing offense (354.2 yards/game). OSU has the nation’s No. 116 passing defense (284.9 yards/game allowed.) It’s a daunting test for a Cowboy secondary that features two first-year starters at safety — sophomore Jordan Sterns and redshirt freshman Tre Flowers. But it wasn’t all that long ago Sterns and Flowers were multi-sport rivals at high schools outside San Antonio separated by just eight miles. Here’s a photo (via mysanantonio.com) of both together at a 2012 awards banquet — Sterns (2), Flowers (7): . [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/11/2014/11/622x350.jpg]3494723[/img] . (Click here –> For more on their past and what it’s like being teammates.) -- 6. Already looking ahead to next season? OSU released it’s 2015 schedule this week: Sept. 5 – at Central Michigan Sept. 12 – Central Arkansas Sept. 19 – UTSA Sept. 26 – at Texas Oct. 3 – Kansas State Oct. 10 – at West Virginia Oct. 17 – OPEN DATE Oct. 24 – Kansas Oct. 31 – at Texas Tech Nov. 7 – TCU Nov. 14 – at Iowa State Nov. 21 – Baylor Nov. 28 – Oklahoma Plenty of takeaways from this slate of games. (Click here –> to read Berry Tramel’s breakdown.)
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the locations for all semifinal football games next week with all games being Friday at 7 p.m. Both Class 5A semifinals will be in the Oklahoma City metro with Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, last year’s state runner-up, playing at Choctaw. Skiatook and Ardmore will play at Yukon. The […]
OSSAA announces semifinal locations, times
Jacob Unruh | Nov 22, 2014The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the locations for all semifinal football games next week with all games being Friday at 7 p.m. Both Class 5A semifinals will be in the Oklahoma City metro with Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, last year's state runner-up, playing at Choctaw. Skiatook and Ardmore will play at Yukon. The Class 4A semifinals will all be in the Tulsa metro with Fort Gibson and Oologah playing at Sapulpa, while Metro Christian and Wagoner play at Glenpool. In Class B, Davenport and defending champion Laverne play at Enid. Alex and Dewar will play at Del City High School. The Class C semifinals will be at Cache with Fox and Tipton meeting and defending champion Cherokee facing Grandfield at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The state championship games for these classes and both Class 6A title games will be played the following week. The only site announced is the University of Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium for the Class 6A-I championship game.
Both Class 5A semifinals will be in the Oklahoma City metro with Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, last year’s state runner-up, playing at Choctaw. Skiatook and Ardmore will play at Yukon.
High school notebook: Semifinal locations announced by OSSAA
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 22, 2014The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the locations for all semifinal football games next week with all games being Friday at 7 p.m. Both Class 5A semifinals will be in the Oklahoma City metro with Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, last year’s state runner-up, playing at Choctaw. Skiatook and Ardmore will play at Yukon. The Class 4A semifinals will all be in the Tulsa metro with Fort Gibson and Oologah playing at Sapulpa, while Metro Christian and Wagoner play at Glenpool. In Class B, Davenport and defending champion Laverne play at Enid. Alex and Dewar will play at Del City High School. One Class C semifinal between Fox and Tipton will be at Cache, and defending champion Cherokee will face Grandfield at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford in the other. The state championship games for these classes and both Class 6A title games will be played the following week. The only site announced is the University of Tulsa’s H.A. Chapman Stadium for the Class 6A-I championship game. Douglass defense overpowers Lone Grove Lone Grove came into Friday night’s Class 3A second-round playoff game averaging 408 yards of total offense and 37 points per game, but the numbers didn’t frighten the Douglass defense. The Trojans allowed just 211 yards in a 33-0 shutout at Lone Grove to advance to the quarterfinal round, where Douglass will host top-ranked Locust Grove next Friday night. Lone Grove, led by one of the state’s top running backs in Jeremy Lewis, managed just 94 rushing yards on 27 carries, with no rush going for more than 13 yards. The Trojans recorded three quarterback sacks as well. Next week’s opponent presents a different challenge for Douglass, with Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine coming off setting the state’s single-season passing yardage record, and becoming the state’s first player to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season. THREE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS FALL Not only will there be a new champion with the Class 6A split, but there will be a new champion in three different classes crowned over the next three weeks. Defending champions Guthrie, Anadarko and Hollis all lost close games Friday. The biggest upset came in Class 4A with No. 4 Metro Christian beating No. 1 Anadarko 16-13 on quarterback Abe Anderson’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Eyan Greybill with 44 seconds remaining. The upset ended Anadarko’s 25-game winning streak and 41-game home winning streak. It was the second time since 2010 Metro Christian has beaten the Warriors. Anadarko’s other lone loss is to Clinton in that span. In Class A, No. 7 Wynnewood got a big night from quarterback Pete Carter to knock off defending-champion and sixth-ranked Hollis 26-20. Carter accounted for three touchdowns. No. 5 Guthrie, which had won two of the last three Class 5A championships, fell to No. 2 Skiatook 13-10 on a late touchdown with less than four minutes remaining. DAVENPORT DEFENSE DELIVERS ANOTHER SHUTOUT Davenport coach John Greenfield is starting to get an idea how good the Bulldogs’ defense is. After beating No. 7 Maysville 24-0 Friday, No. 2 Davenport now has nine shutouts in 12 games. The Bulldogs have allowed a total of 22 points this season, no more than eight in one game. “We just did a good job of containing them and then not letting them get behind us,” Greenfield said. “We’ve been playing really good defense all year, but we didn’t know how good we are. We think we’re pretty good, but we’ll find out next week for sure.” Davenport (12-0) will play defending Class B champion Laverne (11-0) in the semifinals. Greenfield said he was impressed with the play of nose guard Tristan Wilbanks, who had multiple sacks, and sophomore Mason Walker. Walker filled in admirably for senior Gary Schofield, who injured his ankle in the first quarter. “He filled in some really big shoes,” Greenfield said.
Nov 22, 2014
A look at the next round of matchups.
Oklahoma high school football third-round playoff pairings
Nov 22, 2014Semifinals Note: All semifinal games will be played at 7 p.m. Friday. Class 5A Ardmore (11-1) vs. Skiatook (11-1) at Yukon McAlester (11-1) vs. Lawton MacArthur (11-1) at Choctaw Class 4A Metro Christian (10-2) vs. Wagoner (9-3) at Glenpool Oologah (7-5) vs. Fort Gibson (12-0) at Sapulpa Class B Laverne (11-0) vs. Davenport (12-0) at Enid Alex (12-0) vs. Dewar (12-0) at Del City Class C Cherokee (11-0) vs. Grandfield (11-1) at Southwestern, Weatherford Tipton (12-0) vs. Fox (11-1) at Cache Quarterfinals Note: All games will be played Friday, 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Class 3A Heritage Hall (11-1) at Beggs (11-1) Locust Grove (12-0) at Douglass (10-2) Lincoln Christian (10-2) at Cushing (8-4) Roland (11-1) at Kingfisher (10-2) Class 2A Hennessey (11-1) at Hartshorne (11-1) Davis (12-0) at Adair (12-0) Okla. Christian (12-0) at Colcord (11-1) Nowata (12-0) at Washington (11-1) Class A Thomas (12-0) at Kiefer (12-0) Wynnewood (12-0) at Hominy (9-3) Cashion (11-0) at Stratford (11-1) Talihina (11-0) at Ringling (10-1) Championships Note: Will be played at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 Class 6A-I Jenks (10-2) vs. Tulsa Union (11-1) at Tulsa University Class 6A-II Bixby (11-1) vs. Lawton (11-1) at Moore
Tony Casillas leaves station to spend more time with his family in Dallas
Media notes: 107.7 The Franchise shakes up on-air lineup
By Mel Bracht | Nov 20, 2014107.7 The Franchise, which has been losing the sports ratings battle to the WWLS-FM 98.1, the Sports Animal, has announced a shake-up in its on-air lineup. Sam Mayes, Colby Daniels and Cara Rice have moved from late morning to afternoon drive time. “Sam, Colby, and Cara: Live from the Triple M Ranch,” will air from 3-6 p.m. Zach McCrite and Todd Lisenbee have taken over the 9 a.m.-noon show, and Dave Garrett’s “DG on the Radio” show is airing an hour earlier, from 6-9 p.m. Tony Casillas, a former OU and Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman, has left The Franchise to spend more time with his family in Dallas, where he might pursue other opportunities, according to a news release. Casillas had been co-hosting afternoon drive with McCrite, a former St. Louis radio personality. “We are extremely excited to increase the exposure of one of our most popular shows,” Buddy Wiley, Tyler Media co-operations manager said in a news release. “Sam, Colby and Cara will bring a fresh, new, and contemporary sound and style to afternoon radio in Oklahoma.” Mustang-Union to air on delay Cox Communications has announced the Mustang-Tulsa Union Class 6A-I football semifinal game will air on tape delay at 7 p.m. Saturday after originally stating it would air live. The game (announcers Steve Marshall, Don King and reporter Kaycee Boles) will be streamed live on www.coxhshub.com. Cox spokesman Christine Martin said the high school game conflicted with Barry Switzer’s Coaches Cabana show, which airs on The Cox Channel (channels 3 and 703) during OU football games. The Kansas-OU game begins at 11 a.m., and the Mustang-Tulsa Union game is set for 1 p.m. “We were hoping to find another channel to do the high school game live, but we couldn’t work it in,” Martin said in an email. Short takes Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is profiled on the next edition of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which debuts at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Correspondent Bernard Goldberg visited Cuban in Los Angeles on the set of his ABC show “Shark Tank” and courtside in Dallas. KWTV-9 has the Sunday NFL doubleheader with Cincinnati at Houston at noon (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and reporter Jenny Dell) and Miami at Denver at 3:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and reporter Tracy Wolfson). KOKH-25 will air Detroit at New England at noon (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and reporter Erin Andrews). Oklahoma City and Tulsa rank Nos. 7 and 9, respectively, in ESPN/ABC’s college football telecasts with 3.4 and 3.1 TV ratings averages. Birmingham, Ala., ranks No. 1 with an 8.8 average. Fox Sports 1 NFL analyst Randy Moss’ interview with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a former teammate, will air in two parts — 10 a.m. Sunday on “Fox NFL Kickoff” on FS1 and at 11 a.m. on “Fox NFL Sunday” on Fox. Brady on still having to prove himself: “I think I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder. I was the one that no one really wanted in college, and I was the sixth-round draft pick in the pros. Now, I’m always like, why do they want me to go away so quick?” The 2014 Formula One Drivers’ Championship will be decided at 7 a.m. Sunday on NBCSN as Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle to see who will win the F1 title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Prerace coverage begins at 6 a.m.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 72-16 (81.8 pct) Overall record: 1,511-335 (81.9 pct.
High school football: Predictions for week 2 of the playoffs
By Scott Wright | Nov 20, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 72-16 (81.8 pct) Overall record: 1,511-335 (81.9 pct.) All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I semifinals Jenks 21, Owasso 7 Tulsa Union 31, Mustang 28 (Saturday) Class 6A-II semifinals Bixby 38, Sand Springs 34 Lawton 24, Tulsa Washington 21 Class 5A quarterfinals ARDMORE 30, Shawnee 28 Guthrie 28, SKIATOOK 22 McAlester 49, DEL CITY 38 Lawton MacArthur 28, COLLINSVILLE 14 Class 4A quarterfinals ANADARKO 35, Metro Christian 28 WAGONER 27, Weatherford 20 Oologah 21, CLINTON 18 FORT GIBSON 28, Newcastle 27 Class 3A second round HERITAGE HALL 35, Plainview 20 BEGGS 26, Eufaula 22 Douglass 32, LONE GROVE 28 LOCUST GROVE 42, Berryhill 27 Idabel 34, LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 28 CUSHING 21, Marlow 14 ROLAND 34, Checotah 30 Kingfisher 21, SEMINOLE 17 Class 2A second round HENNESSEY 28, Lindsay 20 HARTSHORNE 40, Wyandotte 18 DAVIS 42, Christian Heritage 30 ADAIR 44, Panama 14 Colcord 28, STROUD 21 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Kingston 7 NOWATA 20, Vian 16 WASHINGTON 28, Chisholm 24 Class A second round THOMAS 34, Minco 20 KIEFER 38, Rejoice Christian 14 WYNNEWOOD 21, Hollis 14 Hominy 33, KETCHUM 28 CASHION 49, Afton 20 APACHE 22, Stratford 18 TALIHINA 35, Morrison 24 RINGLING 28, Fairview 12 Class B quarterfinals LAVERNE 44, Keota 14 DAVENPORT 36, Maysville 16 ALEX 42, Weleetka 20 DEWAR 56, Pond Creek-Hunter 34 Class C quarterfinals CHEROKEE 48, DC-Lamont 28 Grandfield 34, BLUEJACKET 28 TIPTON 56, Thackerville 8 FOX 44, Balko 36 *-Home team in CAPS
Second Round Note: All games are Friday, 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Note: Neutral site, date and time TBA Jenks (9-2) vs. Owasso (10-1) Tulsa Union (10-1) vs. Mustang (8-3) CLASS 6A-II Note: Neutral site, date and time TBA Bixby (10-1) vs. Sand Springs (8-3) Lawton (10-1) vs.
Oklahoma high school football second round playoff pairings
Nov 15, 2014Second Round Note: All games are Friday, 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Note: Neutral site, date and time TBA Jenks (9-2) vs. Owasso (10-1) Tulsa Union (10-1) vs. Mustang (8-3) CLASS 6A-II Note: Neutral site, date and time TBA Bixby (10-1) vs. Sand Springs (8-3) Lawton (10-1) vs. Tulsa Washington (10-1) Class 5A Shawnee (8-3) at Ardmore (10-1) Guthrie (10-1) at Skiatook (10-1) McAlester (10-1) at Del City (6-5) Lawton MacArthur (10-1) at Collinsville (8-2) Class 4A Metro Christian (9-2) at Anadarko (11-0) Weatherford (7-4) at Wagoner (8-3) Oologah (6-5) at Clinton (6-5) Newcastle (10-1) at Fort Gibson (11-0) Class 3A Plainview (5-6) at Heritage Hall (10-1) Eufaula (9-2) at Beggs (10-1) Douglass (9-2) at Lone Grove (9-1) Berryhill (10-1) at Locust Grove (11-0) Idabel (9-2) at Lincoln Christian (9-2) Marlow (7-4) at Cushing (7-4) Checotah (8-3) at Roland (10-1) Kingfisher (9-2) at Seminole (10-1) Class 2A Lindsay (9-2) at Hennessey (10-1) Wyandotte (7-4) at Hartshorne (10-1) Chr. Heritage (9-2) at Davis (11-0) Panama (8-3) at Adair (11-0) Colcord (10-1) at Stroud (9-1) Kingston (9-1) at Okla. Christian (11-0) Vian (8-3) at Nowata (11-0) Chisholm (9-2) at Washington (10-1) Class A Minco (8-2) at Thomas (11-0) Rejoice Christian (6-5) at Kiefer (11-0) Hollis (10-1) at Wynnewood (11-0) Hominy (8-3) at Ketchum (9-2) Afton (9-2) at Cashion (11-0) Stratford (10-1) at Apache (10-0) Morrison (9-2) at Talihina (10-0) Fairview (7-4) at Ringling (9-1) Class B Keota (10-1) at Laverne (10-0) Maysville (10-1) at Davenport (11-0) Weleetka (8-3) at Alex (11-0) Pond Creek-Hunter (10-1) at Dewar (11-0) Class C DC-Lamont (8-3) at Cherokee (10-0) Grandfield (10-1) at Bluejacket (10-1) Thackerville (8-3) at Tipton (11-0) Balko (9-2) at Fox (10-1)
Nov 12, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-22 (87.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,439-319 (81.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football playoff picks
By Scott Wright | Nov 12, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-22 (87.1 pct.) Overall record: 1,439-319 (81.9 pct.) First Round Thursday’s game LAWTON MACARTHUR 28, Carl Albert 21 Friday’s games Class 6A-I JENKS 31, Southmoore 13 OWASSO 21, Westmoore 14 TULSA UNION 34, Edmond Memorial 20 BROKEN ARROW 24, Mustang 21 Class 6A-II BIXBY 42, Stillwater 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Sand Springs 21 LAWTON 44, Bartlesville 17 TULSA WASHINGTON 35, Choctaw 28 Class 5A ARDMORE 24, Bishop McGuinness 17 COWETA 21, Shawnee 20 SKIATOOK 28, Tahlequah 14 GUTHRIE 30, Altus 22 DEER CREEK 42, Del City 34 MCALESTER 45, Tulsa Edison 14 COLLINSVILLE 32, Tulsa Memorial 26 Class 4A ANADARKO 35, Tuttle 14 METRO CHR. 30, Catoosa 22 WAGONER 34, Sallisaw 18 ADA 28, Weatherford 14 HARRAH 38, Clinton 20 OOLOGAH 17, Poteau 14 FORT GIBSON 24, Cascia Hall 20 NEWCASTLE 28, Glenpool 7 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 14 PURCELL 27, Plainview 16 BEGGS 28, Verdigris 13 EUFAULA 30, Seq. Claremore 10 LONE GROVE 21, Jones 20 DOUGLASS 42, Perkins 35 LOCUST GROVE 49, Spiro 14 BERRYHILL 28, Victory Christian 27 LINCOLN CHR. 34, Hilldale 17 Idabel 36, WESTVILLE 20 BETHANY 28, Cushing 20 MARLOW 20, Little Axe 14 ROLAND 28, Seq. Tahlequah 7 CHECOTAH 34, Sperry 27 SEMINOLE 28, Sulphur 7 KINGFISHER 26, John Marshall 22 Class 2A HENNESSEY 44, Luther 30 LINDSAY 21, Coalgate 12 HARTSHORNE 38, Wewoka 14 Haskell 21, WYANDOTTE 20 DAVIS, 49, Walters 7 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 27, Perry 12 ADAIR 40, Commerce 6 CHANDLER 35, Panama 30 STROUD 21, Antlers 14 COLCORD 32, Pawhuska 14 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Newkirk 7 KINGSTON 28, Dibble 27 NOWATA 42, Salina 7 VIAN 24, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 27, Hugo 14 CHISHOLM 28, Millwood 27 Class A THOMAS 42, Carnegie 0 Minco 28, HEALDTON 24 KIEFER 42, Oklahoma Bible 6 SAVANNA 28, Rejoice Christian 21 WYNNEWOOD 35, Rush Springs 6 HOLLIS 32, Mooreland 16 KETCHUM 26, Quinton 12 CROSSINGS CHR. 31, Hominy 28 CASHION 48, Mounds 6 Central Sallisaw 27, AFTON 24 APACHE 30, Texhoma 18 STRATFORD 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 42, Quapaw 7 MORRISON 34, Okeene 14 RINGLING 38, Elmore City 20 Cordell 27, FAIRVIEW 22 Class B LAVERNE 54, Geary 8 KEOTA 34, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 46, Wetumka 0 MAYSVILLE 46, Seiling 36 ALEX 42, Turpin 28 Weleetka 38, OAKS 32 DEWAR 48, Depew 34 POND CREEK-HUNTER 50, Maud 22 Class C CHEROKEE 52, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 CAVE SPRINGS 36, Deer Creek-Lamont 30 BLUEJACKET 44, Webbers Falls 12 Shattuck 28, GRANDFIELD 24 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 COYLE 56, Thackerville 24 FOX 52, Covington-Douglas 6 BALKO 38, Ryan 20 * Home team in CAPS
Nov 8, 2014
First Round Class 6A-I Southmoore (4-6) at Jenks (8-2) Westmoore (7-3) at Owasso (9-1) Edmond Memorial (5-5) at Tulsa Union (9-1) Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (7-3) Class 6A-II Stillwater (7-3) at Bixby (9-1) Sand Springs (7-3) at Midwest City (7-2) Bartlesville (5-5) at Lawton (9-1) Choctaw (7-3) at Tulsa Washington (9-1) Class 5A Bishop McGuinness (6-4) at Ardmore (9-1) Shawnee (7-3) at...
Oklahoma high school football first-round playoff pairings
Nov 8, 2014First Round Class 6A-I Southmoore (4-6) at Jenks (8-2) Westmoore (7-3) at Owasso (9-1) Edmond Memorial (5-5) at Tulsa Union (9-1) Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (7-3) Class 6A-II Stillwater (7-3) at Bixby (9-1) Sand Springs (7-3) at Midwest City (7-2) Bartlesville (5-5) at Lawton (9-1) Choctaw (7-3) at Tulsa Washington (9-1) Class 5A Bishop McGuinness (6-4) at Ardmore (9-1) Shawnee (7-3) at Coweta (5-5) Tahlequah (5-5) at Skiatook (9-1) Altus (8-2) at Guthrie (9-1) Del City (5-5) at Deer Creek (7-3) Tulsa Edison (6-4) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Collinsville (7-2) Carl Albert (7-3) at Lawton MacArthur (9-1), Thursday Class 4A Tuttle (6-4) at Anadarko (10-0) Catoosa (5-5) at Metro Christian (8-2) Sallisaw (6-4) at Wagoner (6-4) Weatherford (6-4) at Ada (8-2) Clinton (5-5) at Harrah (7-3) Poteau (6-4) at Oologah (8-2) Cascia Hall (8-2) at Fort Gibson (10-0) Glenpool (5-5) at Newcastle (9-1) Class 3A Blanchard (5-5) at Heritage Hall (9-1) Plainview (4-6) at Purcell (7-3) Verdigris (7-3) at Beggs (9-1) Seq. Claremore (4-6) at Eufaula (8-2) Jones (6-4) at Lone Grove (8-1) Perkins (7-3) at Douglass (8-2) Spiro (7-2) at Locust Grove (10-0) Victory Christian (8-2) at Berryhill (9-1) Hilldale (4-6) at Lincoln Chr. (8-2) Idabel (8-2) at Westville (8-2) Cushing (6-4) at Bethany (8-1) Little Axe (6-4) at Marlow (6-4) Seq. Tahlequah (4-6) at Roland (9-1) Sperry (7-3) at Checotah (7-3) Sulphur (4-6) at Seminole (9-1) John Marshall (8-2) at Kingfisher (8-2) Class 2A Luther (6-4) at Hennessey (9-1) Coalgate (5-5) at Lindsay (8-2) Wewoka (6-3) at Hartshorne (9-1) Haskell (7-3) at Wyandotte (6-4) Walters (6-4) at Davis (10-0) Perry (6-4) at Chr. Heritage (8-2) Commerce (3-6) at Adair (10-0) Panama (7-3) at Chandler (7-3) Antlers (6-4) at Stroud (8-1) Pawhuska (5-5) at Colcord (9-1) Newkirk (5-5) at Oklahoma Christian (10-0) Dibble (5-5) at Kingston (8-1) Salina (6-4) at Nowata (10-0) Prague (6-4) at Vian (7-3) Hugo (4-6) at Washington (9-1) Millwood (6-4) at Chisholm (8-2) Class A Carnegie (4-6) at Thomas (10-0) Minco (7-2) at Healdton (8-2) Oklahoma Bible (5-4) at Kiefer (10-0) Rejoice Christian (5-5) at Savanna (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Wynnewood (10-0) Mooreland (7-3) at Hollis (9-1) Quinton (6-4) at Ketchum (8-2) Hominy (7-3) at Crossings Christian (7-3) Mounds (6-4) at Cashion (10-0) Central Sallisaw (8-2) at Afton (8-2) Texhoma (5-5) at Apache (9-0) Velma-Alma ( 7-3) at Stratford (9-1) Quapaw (5-5) at Talihina (9-0) Okeene (6-4) at Morrison (8-2) Elmore City (6-4) at Ringling (8-1) Cordell (8-2) at Fairview (6-4) Class B Geary (6-4) at Laverne (9-0) Garber (8-2) at Keota (9-1) Wetumka (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Seiling (7-3) at Maysville (9-1) Turpin (7-3) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Oaks (8-2) Depew (8-2) at Dewar (10-0) Maud (8-2) at Pond Creek-Hunter (9-1) Class C Mt. View-Gotebo (6-4) at Cherokee (9-0) Deer Creek-Lamont (7-3) at Cave Springs (9-1) Webbers Falls (6-4) at Bluejacket (9-1) Shattuck (6-2) at Grandfield (9-1) Boise City (7-2) at Tipton (10-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Coyle (8-1) Covington-Douglas (6-4) at Fox (9-1) Ryan (6-4) at Balko (8-2)
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — Gary McLain reached the basketball summit, making his name as the cool, cocky catalyst who led Villanova to the most farfetched national championship in NCAA tournament history.He was Most Outstanding Player in the title game. He was an NBA draft pick.And he was trying to hide a shameful secret — he conquered the Big East while in the clutches of cocaine abuse."I made the...
Villanova star scarred by cocaine on positive path
DAN GELSTON, Associated Press | Nov 5, 2014RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — Gary McLain reached the basketball summit, making his name as the cool, cocky catalyst who led Villanova to the most farfetched national championship in NCAA tournament history. He was Most Outstanding Player in the title game. He was an NBA draft pick. And he was trying to hide a shameful secret — he conquered the Big East while in the clutches of cocaine abuse. "I made the wrong choices," McLain said. Once Villanova's wildest 'Cat, McLain has curved his notorious past into a redemptive path, now dishing out life advice at the rapid rate he once passed the basketball. His mistakes and misfortune have left him at times unemployed, briefly homeless and dissolved any shot at a professional basketball career. "I forgot about all the people that loved me just because I was Gary McLain, not because I was," he said, now mimicking a baritone announcer's voice, "MVP of the one of the most exciting games in college history." "I lost my humility, man." McLain used his low points as the starting point for a career as a motivational speaker. In town for a 30th anniversary celebration of Villanova's national championship, McLain spoke Wednesday at Radnor High School to about 600 students from the 11th and 12th grades. Wearing a Villanova jumpsuit, the 51-year old McLain delivered a rollicking hour-long testimonial that mixed comedy, hip-hop and tales from his collegiate heyday with a somber message about the dangers of straying from the righteous path and falling prey to the wicked temptations that threw his life into turmoil. "You don't have to win the national championship to imagine what it's like to have all that attention," he said. Long shunned by Villanova for tainting the fabled championship with his cocaine confession, McLain is back in the program's good graces. McLain chronicled his rise from leaving his single mother in New York to live with his high school coach in Massachusetts to rooming with Michael Jordan at a teenage prospect basketball camp to eventually picking Villanova over Holy Cross. At Villanova, he dined with Wildcats football star Howie Long. McLain and teammates Dwayne McClain and Ed Pinckney made a pact in their dormitory their freshman year that they would take Villanova to the Final Four. But once the final whistle blew at practices and games, the party never stopped raging. "I wasn't managing my time well," McLain said. "And we're not talking about when I went at Villanova. We're talking about way before Villanova. I was hanging around people that didn't really care about discipline or rules. I was hanging around a crew that was doing things like drinking. I was hanging around a crew that was doing a bunch of other things. "So I kept that life on the low." And that seeped so much into his life at Villanova, that McLain says, "I kind of lost my way." The parties, drinking and drug use were masked by McLain's marvelous talent that erupted on the court under coach Rollie Massimino. He had a freshman record 13 assists against St. John's in 1981 and ranks ninth on the program's career list with 456. With two trips to the NCAA tournament regional final on their resume on McLain's watch, the Wildcats pulled off one of sports' greatest upsets in 1985. The eighth-seeded Wildcats won games against Dayton, top-seeded Michigan, No. 5 Maryland, No. 2 North Carolina, and No. 2 Memphis State before defeating Georgetown 66-64 in the title game to become the lowest-seeded team to win a national championship. McLain sealed the 52-45 semifinal win over Memphis State with four free throws in the final minute. He played all 40 minutes and had eight points and two assists in the April 1, 1985 championship game. "This is what happens when you work hard," McLain said on CBS' postgame interview. "You win. No. 1! You're No. 1!" McLain raised his left index finger in the air, flanked by Massimino and his rowdy teammates. The New Jersey Nets drafted him months later and fun times seemed ahead for the player friends nicknamed "Giz" after the adorable Gizmo character in "Gremlins." They never came, at least, not right away. Two years after the Wildcats won the championship, McLain wrote a nearly 10,000-word, first-person account for Sports Illustrated about his cocaine addiction at Villanova that put a nearly 20-year freeze on his relationship with Massimino and the program. The chilling first paragraph — which began on the magazine's cover with the headline "A Bad Trip" — told of McLain on a coke high when the Wildcats were honored at the White House. McLain said then and maintains now that he didn't take drugs before the Georgetown game. He also wrote that he snorted coke with teammates, although none has ever acknowledged using drugs. "It hurts that I hurt people," he said. What should have been McLain's forever shining moment would later become scarred by the powerful punch he threw at the Catholic university. "It put a black eye on everything," former Villanova center, and McLain friend, Chuck Everson said. Everson, who still stands out in a crowd with his 7-foot-1 frame and flattop haircut, remained tight with McLain and said he never judged him through years of troubles. Everson got Massimino and McLain to hold a tearful reconciliation at a summer basketball around the time the Wildcats celebrated the 20th anniversary of the improbable upset. Everson never told either man the other one was attending the camp. Once they arrived, Everson told McLain, "It's over today." "They went in another room. There was yelling, there was tears, there was laughter, there was hugs," Everson said at Radnor. "At the end, we had a thing with the kids in my camp. Then we went out and had pasta and threw out the first pitch at a Long Island Ducks baseball game." McLain's battle with addiction — which included a stint in an Allenwood, Pennsylvania treatment center — haunted deep him into adulthood. He was still abusing as recently as 2005, and was out partying when he learned his mother had died. "I didn't get a chance to say goodbye," he said. "Even though I laugh and joke a little bit, I don't think I'll get over that." McLain said he's been clean since 2005, proud he's survived his darkest days to see his daughter enroll in medical school. He has the itch to get into broadcasting and was a hit behind the microphone during the Fox Sports 1 telecast of Tuesday's Villanova game. McLain and the rest of his '85 teammates attended a reunion dinner Monday night. Massimino was there too, still coaching NAIA Norwood in a preseason game against Villanova on Tuesday. McLain looked fly in sunglasses and a tux as he strutted his way down the bleachers for a pregame tribute. When his sermon ended Wednesday, a Radnor junior named Anna approached McLain and shared her story that she also was in recovery from substance abuse. "I didn't want to come to school today but my sponsor made me, so I guess it was worth it," she said. The former black sheep of basketball has found happiness in life and made peace with his past. He is no longer defined by mistakes of the past, but how he uses the lessons learned to promote a constructive message for addicts and others willing to listen. "I'm totally cool with everything that's transpired," McLain said. "That's the beauty."
Nov 5, 2014
Taking a look at what each team needs to do to secure a playoff berth.
Class A, B and C playoff scenarios for Oklahoma high school football
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014CLASS A District A-1 Key games: Thomas at Fairview; Mooreland at Beaver; Hooker at Texhoma. Thomas: First with win. Second with loss. Fairview: First with win. Second with loss. Mooreland: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Beaver: Third with win and Texhoma win. Fourth with win and Hooker win in which Beaver gains 11 or more district points on Hooker. Hooker: Fourth with win and Beaver loss. Fourth with win and Beaver win in which Beaver gains 10 or fewer district points on Hooker. Texhoma: Fourth with win and Beaver loss. District A-2 Key games: Cordell at Hollis; Carnegie at Apache; Hinton at Snyder. Apache: First. Hollis: Second with win. Third with loss. Cordell: Second with win. Third with loss. Carnegie: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Hinton loss. Hinton: Fourth with win and Carnegie loss. District A-3 Key games: Healdton at Ringling; Velma-Alma at Central Marlow; Empire at Rush Springs. Healdton: First with win. Second with loss. Ringling: First with win. Second with loss. Velma-Alma: Third. Empire: Fourth with win. Rush Springs: Fourth with win. District A-4 Key games: Minco at Elmore City, Wynnewood at Stratford. Wynnewood: First with win. Second with loss. Stratford: First with win. Second with loss. Minco: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Stratford: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District A-5 Key games: Cashion at Oklahoma Bible, Crescent at Okeene. Cashion: First. Crossings Christian: Second Okeene: Third with win or Oklahoma Bible loss. Fourth with loss and Oklahoma Bible win. Oklahoma Bible: Third with win and Okeene loss. Fourth with loss or Okeene win. District A-6 Key games: Morrison at Hominy. Kiefer: First. Hominy: Second with win. Third with loss. Morrison: Second with win. Third with loss. Mounds: Fourth. District A-7 Key games: Fairland at Afton, Quapaw at Summit Christian. Ketchum: First. Afton: Second. Rejoice Christian: Third. Quapaw: Fourth with win or Fairland loss. Fairland: Fourth with win and Summit Christian win. District A-8 Key games: Central Sallisaw at Talihina, Gore at Savanna, Quinton at Warner. Talihina: First with win. First with loss of 10 points or less and Savanna win. Second with loss of 11 points or more and Savanna win. Second with loss and Savanna loss. Central Sallisaw: First with win and Savanna loss. First with win of 11 points or more and Savanna win. Second with win of 10 points or less and Savanna win. Third with loss. Savanna: Second with Talihina win. Third with Central Sallisaw win. Quinton: Fourth with win. Warner: Fourth with win. CLASS B District B-1 Key games: Laverne at Merritt, Pioneer at Turpin, Ringwood at Seiling. Laverne: First. Pond Creek-Hunter: Second Seiling: Third with win. Third with loss, Turpin loss and Merritt loss. Fourth with loss, Turpin win and Merritt loss. Fourth with loss, Turpin loss and Merritt win. Turpin: Third with win and Seiling loss. Fourth with win and Seiling win. Fourth with loss and Merritt loss. Merritt: Third with win, Seiling loss and Turpin loss. Fourth with win, Seilin win and Turpin loss. Fourth with win, Seiling loss and Turpin win. District B-2 Key games: Alex at Geary, Strother at Maud. Alex: First. Maysville: Second. Maud: Third with win or Geary loss. Fourth with loss and Geary win. Geary: Third with win and Maud loss. Fourth with loss or Maud win. District B-3 Key games: Davenport at Oaks, Depew at South Coffeyville, Welch at Garber. Davenport: First with win. Second with loss. Oaks: First with win. Second with loss and Depew loss. Second with loss, Depew win and Garber win where Depew doesn’t gain the full 30 district points on Oaks. Third with loss, Depew win and Garber loss. Third with loss of 15 or more points, Depew win of 15 or more points and Garber win. Depew: Second with win, Davenport win and Garber loss. Second with win of 15 or more points, Oaks loss of 15 or more points and Garber win of 14 or fewer points. Third with win, Oaks loss and Garber win where Depew doesn’t gain the full 30 district points on Oaks and gains one or more district points on Garber. Third with win, Oaks win and Garber loss. Fourth with win, Oaks win and Garber win. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win, Oaks loss and Garber win where Depew doesn’t gain the full 30 district points on Oaks and doesn’t gain district points on Garber. Garber: Third with Depew loss. Third with win, Oaks win and Depew win. Third with win, Oaks loss and Depew win where Garber doesn’t lose district points to Depew. Fourth with loss and Depew win. Fourth with win, Oaks loss and Depew win where Garber loses district points to Depew. District B-4 Key game: Dewar at Keota Dewar: First with win. Second with loss. Keota: First with win. Second with loss. Weleetka: Third. Wetumka: Fourth. Class C District C-1 Key games: Boise City at Cherokee, Shattuck at Balko Cherokee: First with win. First with loss of eight or fewer points and Shattuck win where Shattuck gains 17 or fewer district points on Cherokee. Second with loss and Balko win. Second with loss and Shattuck win where Cherokee loses by eight or fewer points or loses 17 or fewer district points to Shattuck. Third with loss of nine or more points and Shattuck win where Shattuck gains 18 or more district points on Cherokee. Boise City: First with win and Balko win. First with win of nine or more points and Shattuck win where Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck. Second with win and Shattuck win where Boise City wins by nine or more points or Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck. Second with loss and Balko win where Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck and loses 17 or fewer district points to Balko. Third with win of eight or fewer points and Shattuck win where Boise City doesn’t gain district points on Shattuck. Third with loss and Shattuck win. Third with loss and Balko win where Boise City gains one or more district points on Shattuck or loses 17 or fewer district points to Balko. Fourth with loss and Balko win where Boise City doesn’t gain district points on Shattuck and loses 18 or more district points to Balko. Shattuck: First with win and Boise City win where Shattuck gains 18 or more district points on Cherokee and doesn’t lose district points to Boise City. Second with win and Boise City win where Shattuck gains 18 or more district points on Cherokee or doesn’t lose district points to Boise City. Second with win and Cherokee win. Second with loss of eight or fewer points and Boise City loss where Shattuck doesn’t lose district points to Boise City. Third with win and Boise City win where Shattuck gains 17 or fewer points on Cherokee and loses one or more district points to Boise City. Third with loss and Boise City loss where Shattuck loses district points to Boise City or loses by nine or more points. Fourth with loss and Boise City win. Fourth with loss and Boise City loss where Shattuck loses district points to Boise City and loses by nine or more points. Balko: Second with win of nine or more points and Boise City loss where Balko gains 18 or more district points on Boise City. Third with win and Boise City win. Third with win and Boise City loss where Balko wins by nine or more points or gains 18 or more district points on Boise City. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win of eight points or less and Boise City loss where Balko gains 17 or fewer district points on Boise City. District C-2 Key games: Corn Bible at Duke, Mt. View-Gotebo at Ryan, Southwest Covenant at Tipton. Tipton: First. Grandfield: Second. Mt. View-Gotebo: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Ryan: Third with win. Fourth with loss and Corn Bible loss. Fourth with loss, Corn Bible win and Southwest Covenant win where Ryan loses 20 or fewer district points to Corn Bible. Corn Bible: Fourth with win and Mt. View-Gotebo win. Fourth with win, Ryan loss and Southwest Covenant loss where Corn Bible gains 21 or more district points on Ryan. District C-3 Key games: Coyle at Bluejacket, Deer Creek-Lamont at Copan. Coyle: First with win. First with loss of 14 or fewer points and Deer Creek-Lamont win. Second with loss and Deer Creek-Lamont loss. Second with loss of 15 or more points and Deer Creek-Lamont win. Bluejacket: First with win and Deer Creek-Lamont loss. First with win or 15 or more points and Deer Creek-Lamont win. Second with win and Deer Creek-Lamont win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains seven or fewer district points on Bluejacket. Third with win and Deer Creek-Lamont win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains eight or more district points on Bluejacket. Third with loss. Deer Creek-Lamont: Second with Coyle win. Second with win and Bluejacket win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains eight or more district points on Bluejacket. Third with win and Bluejacket win where Deer Creek-Lamont gains seven or fewer district points on Bluejacket. Third with loss and Bluejacket win. Covington-Douglas: Fourth. District C-4 Key games: None. Fox: First. Cave Springs: Second. Thackerville: Third. Webbers Falls: Fourth.
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
BASKETBALLLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt.The Lakers and Nash announced their joint decision less than a week before the start of what would have been the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season. He played in only 15 games last season with nerve root irritation, but hoped...
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The Associated Press, Associated Press | Oct 24, 2014BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their joint decision less than a week before the start of what would have been the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season. He played in only 15 games last season with nerve root irritation, but hoped for a comeback season after several months of rehabilitation. Instead, the Canadian point guard played in just three preseason games before feeling more back pain. He then strained his back while carrying bags several days ago. Nash, the NBA's oldest active player, is due more than $9 million this season. GAMBLING NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend. The state filed the response late Wednesday to the leagues' request to a federal judge earlier this week for an injunction to prevent Monmouth Park racetrack from accepting sports wagers this Sunday. The track is the only venue in the state that has said it will take bets under a law signed by Gov. Chris Christie last Friday that allows sports betting at racetracks and casinos. The NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA filed a reply, and U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp will decide whether oral argument is necessary. COLLEGE RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades. The latest investigation found that university leaders, faculty members and staff missed or just ignored flags that could've stopped the problem years earlier. More than 3,100 students — about half of them athletes — benefited from sham classes and artificially high grades in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department in Chapel Hill. A report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein indicates that the bogus classes ended in 2011. CHICAGO (AP) — The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns about some terms and the vast scope of the $75 million deal that currently encompasses all college athletes going back decades. Facing NCAA and plaintiffs' attorneys who crafted the deal, U.S. District Judge John Lee wondered why sports like rifle teams, golf and swimming would be covered by the proposed agreement along with football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. JIM THORPE Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The famed athlete's surviving sons have been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born, saying their father expressed a desire to be buried in Oklahoma. A federal judge agreed with them, ruling the town of Jim Thorpe amounted to a museum under a 1990 law intended to rectify the historic plundering of American Indian burial grounds. But the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that Thorpe's body should remain in Jim Thorpe, determining that U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo misapplied the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The law requires museums and federal agencies possessing American Indian remains to return them upon request of the deceased's family or tribe. Thorpe was a football, baseball and track star who won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He died without a will in 1953 at age 64. BASEBALL MIAMI (AP) — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal. Paulo Berejuk entered the plea during a federal court hearing on charges of conspiring to distribute testosterone and human growth hormone, both controlled substances. The DEA says that Berejuk for years was the main supplier for Anthony Bosch, former owner of the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic on Coral Gables that sold banned substances to MLB players and other athletes, some still in high school. TENNIS SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams rebounded from the worst loss of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 in the WTA Finals. Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand Slam champion won only two games. Williams improved to 2-1 in round-robin play. The American will have to wait until Friday's match between Halep and Ana Ivanovic to know if she is through to the semis. BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer rallied to beat Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals. Federer will face Grigor Dimitrov, a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Vasek Pospisil. CYCLING AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — USA Cycling says Lance Armstrong can't ride in a South Carolina event this weekend with several of his former U.S. Postal Service teammates. Armstrong had hoped to ride with George Hincapie and several other former teammates at the non-competitive ride that bears Hincapie's name. But because the ride is still authorized by USA Cycling, Armstrong can't participate under his lifetime ban for using performance-enhancing drugs. HORSE RACING ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will ride in the Breeders' Cup next week, three months after having right knee replacement surgery. The 51-year-old rider hasn't ridden in a race since the surgery on July 25. Stevens will be aboard Sivoliere in the BC Juvenile Fillies next Friday. GOLF ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Erik Compton made two quick birdies in the morning chill and wound up with a 5-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead in the McGladrey Classic. The two-time heart transplant recipient was tied with Brian Harman, Michael Thompson and Will MacKenzie.
Oct 23, 2014
Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.The famed athlete's surviving sons have been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born, saying their father expressed a desire to...
Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body
MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press | Oct 23, 2014Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The famed athlete's surviving sons have been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born, saying their father expressed a desire to be buried in Oklahoma. A federal judge agreed with them, ruling the town of Jim Thorpe amounted to a museum under a 1990 law intended to rectify the historic plundering of American Indian burial grounds. But the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that Thorpe's body should remain in Jim Thorpe, determining that U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo misapplied the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The law requires museums and federal agencies possessing American Indian remains to return them upon request of the deceased's family or tribe. "Thorpe's remains are located in their final resting place and have not been disturbed," the appeals court said in its ruling. "We find that applying (the repatriation law) to Thorpe's burial in the borough is such a clearly absurd result and so contrary to Congress's intent to protect Native American burial sites that the borough cannot be held to the requirements imposed on a museum under these circumstances." Thorpe's son, Bill Thorpe, 86, of Fort Worth, Texas, said he's disappointed by the court's ruling and will consider an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. "We wanted him where he wanted to be, but it doesn't sound like it's going to happen," he said. Thorpe was a football, baseball and track star who won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He died without a will in 1953 at age 64. After Oklahoma's governor balked at the cost of a planned monument to the athlete, third wife Patricia had Thorpe's body removed during his funeral service and sent it to northeastern Pennsylvania. She struck a deal with two merging towns — Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk — to build a memorial and name the new town after him. His remains are kept in a roadside mausoleum surrounded by statues and interpretive signage. The borough on the western edge of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains is popular with tourists and frequently appears on lists of America's prettiest towns, but few come specifically to visit Thorpe's memorial, and the town's economy is not dependent on its connection to the man. Nevertheless, Jim Thorpe throws a Jim Thorpe birthday bash every year, celebrating his legacy as one of the 20th century's greatest athletes, and the high school's athletic teams are named the Olympians. Anne Marie Fitzpatrick, a shop owner who organizes the annual Thorpe celebration, said she's "been on a high all day" after learning the mausoleum would stay. "He can rest in peace," she said. "That was the most important thing: leave him alone." Though he lost his bid to get the grave moved, Bill Thorpe didn't appear to hold a grudge against the town. "It's been a good place, he said. "They've taken good care of him and continued the name."
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
DENVER — One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name of progressive politics. Government, encouraging academic administrations to micromanage campus sexual interactions, now assumes that, absent a script, women cannot cope. And the Democrats’ trope about the Republicans’ “war on women” clearly assumes that women are civic...
George F. Will: The fictitious 'war on women'
By George F. Will | Oct 19, 2014DENVER — One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name of progressive politics. Government, encouraging academic administrations to micromanage campus sexual interactions, now assumes that, absent a script, women cannot cope. And the Democrats’ trope about the Republicans’ “war on women” clearly assumes that women are civic illiterates. Access to contraception has been a constitutional right for 49 years (Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965). The judiciary has controlled abortion policy for 41 years (Roe v. Wade, 1973). Yet the Democratic Party thinks women can be panicked into voting about mythical menaces to these things. One Democrat whose gallantry toward women is monomaniacal, Sen. Mark Udall, is now uncomfortably known here as “Mark Uterus.” He is seeking a second term by running such a relentlessly gynecological campaign that The Denver Post, endorsing his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, denounced the “shocking amount of energy and money” Udall has devoted to saying Gardner favors banning birth control. Actually, Gardner favors over-the-counter sales of oral contraceptives. In addition to being common sense, Gardner’s proposal is his way of making amends for formerly advocating a state constitutional “personhood” amendment (it is again on the ballot this year, and will be decisively rejected for a third time) and for endorsing similar federal legislation that has zero chance of passage. By defining personhood as beginning at conception, these measures might preclude those birth control technologies that prevent implantation in the uterus of a fertilized egg. On this slender reed Udall leans his overheated accusations that Gardner is bent on “trampling on women’s rights,” is on a “crusade” for “eliminating” reproductive freedoms, and would “outlaw birth control.” Gardner, 40, cherubic and ebullient, is a human sunbeam whose unshakable cheerfulness is disconcertingly authentic as he exclaims to the waiter at breakfast, “Thank you for your work this morning!” A fifth-generation Coloradoan who lives in a prairie town in a house once owned by his great-grandparents, Gardner is amused by an anomaly: “Udall looks like the Republican in this race — dour and angry.” When Gardner ran an ad saying Udall is “a real nice guy” but too much a creature of Washington to change it (Udall’s father, an Arizona congressman, ran for president; Udall’s uncle was an Arizona congressman and secretary of the interior; Udall’s cousin is a senator from New Mexico), Udall, in high synthetic dudgeon, called the ad a reprehensible attack on his family. Which elicited this puckish headline in the Washington Examiner: “Cory Gardner calls Mark Udall ‘nice guy’; Democrats want ad pulled.” In losing Colorado’s 2010 Senate race, the Republican candidate carried men by 14 points but lost women by 17. This 31-point gap will not be replicated this year. In a recent Fox News poll, Gardner trailed Udall among women by just 5 points while leading among men by 17. Independents favored Gardner by 15 points. Barack Obama accepted the 2008 Democratic nomination here in a football stadium decorated with faux neoclassical columns made of plywood. He excoriated John McCain for having “voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time.” Ask Gardner to pass the salt and he will say: “Udall has supported Obama 99 percent of the time.” The world turns. So does Gardner. Ross Kaminsky, a radio host here, writes: “Gardner tells a personal story. ‘I was visiting a high school in Kit Carson, Colorado, when a young woman came up to me asking about in-state tuition for non-citizens. ”I’m graduating at the top of my high school class, but my parents brought me here illegally when I was 5 years old and without in-state tuition I can’t afford college,“ she told me.’ Gardner’s answer — that for several reasons this really needed to be dealt with as part of broader immigration reform — left him feeling unsatisfied even though it accurately represented his view. He continues: ‘Five years later, I went back to Kit Carson and sat down in a little restaurant for a quick bite. And who do you think ended up serving me? The same girl who five years earlier was the valedictorian of her high school.’ Gardner’s conclusion … is that this cannot be the best outcome for the girl, for her family, or for the state of Colorado.” In order to change your mind, you have to have one. The “war on women” incantation is mindless — a substitute for thought. This is surely obvious to thinking women, including one Gardner knows in Kit Carson. George Will’s email address is email@example.com. WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations officially announced a partnership Friday morning to stream online postseason coverage and more from high school sports events across the state. Games can now be streamed live and on demand on the NFHS Network starting this weekend to paying subscribers. The broadcasts will be...
High schools sports: More Oklahoma events to be streamed live online
BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 17, 2014The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations officially announced a partnership Friday morning to stream online postseason coverage and more from high school sports events across the state. Games can now be streamed live and on demand on the NFHS Network starting this weekend to paying subscribers. The broadcasts will be similar to other online broadcasts across the state with student-led broadcast teams leading the way. The Class 5A and Class 6A state volleyball semifinals and championship matches will be available on the network Saturday. “We are very pleased to join the NFHS Network,” OSSAA executive Ed Sheakley said in a release. “This partnership allows for the students participating in activities in OSSAA member schools an opportunity to showcase their talents on a world-wide stage.” Subscription prices range from $9.95 for a day pass to a year pass for $119.95. Subscribers can view any game across the country that is available on the network. Participating schools receive a share of the subscription fees from the events they produce. Fox Sports Oklahoma will also continue its coverage under the contract it’s agreed to with the OSSAA, which includes coverage of all semifinals and championships in football and soccer, along with championships in other sports.
Clayton Sims completed 13 of 15 passes for 183 yards and five touchdowns, leading Deer Creek to a 55-6 victory over Guymon.
High school football roundup: Deer Creek rolls past Guymon
From Staff Reports | Oct 16, 2014Clayton Sims completed 13 of 15 passes for 183 yards and five touchdowns, leading Deer Creek to a 55-6 victory over Guymon. Six of Sims’ completions went to Noah McGraw, for 99 yards and four TDs. On defense, Hayden Fox had two interceptions for Deer Creek (4-3). MEEKER SURVIVES IN 3 OTS After a 10-yard touchdown run and 2-point conversion by Tim Whitfield, Meeker stopped Mount St. Mary’s 2-point conversion try to beat the Rockets 51-49 in three overtimes. Each team scored and converted 2-point tries in the first two overtimes. After Whitfield made it 51-43, quarterback Matt Peace scored from a yard out. But he was stopped on the 2-point try. Whitfield had 150 yards on 23 carries with three TDs. Jake Standlee ran for 215 yards and was 5 of 10 passing. Peace finished with 28 carries for 150 yards and three touchdowns. Archie Brown ran for 139 yards and two TDs. GUTHRIE SOARS PAST JETS Zane Maltz ran for two scores and threw for two more, leading Class 5A No. 2 Guthrie past Western Heights 62-0. Maltz completed 5 of 7 passes for 119 yards, with TD passes of 32 yards to L’liott Curry and 33 yards to Chance Whitt. Maltz scored on runs of 10 and 18 yards. Idae Alexander scored twice for the Blue Jays (7-0), on runs of 32 and 27 yards. MARTIN CARRIES HARRAH At Harrah, Grant Martin ran for 218 yards on just 12 carries, and scored three times to lead the Panthers past Santa Fe South, 56-15. Martin’s touchdowns covered 23, 89 and 20 yards. Jeremy McDonald added a 49-yard interception return for Harrah (4-3) and scored on a short run. Santa Fe South fell to 0-6. KINGFISHER HANDLES BLACKWELL Nick Smith ran for three touchdowns, one of them a 54-yarder, as Class 3A No. 2 Kingfisher improved to 6-1 with a 48-20 victory over Blackwell. Smith added two 2-yard TDs. Bradyn Shepherd returned an interception 40 yards for a score. Blackwell (3-4) was led by Sam Schuermann, who threw three touchdown passes including a 55-yarder to Billy Moore. OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CRUISES Oklahoma Christian, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, scored on the ground, through the air and on defense in a 69-20 victory over winless Alva. The Saints (7-0) were led by Luke Frankfurt, who had two TD runs and a 32-yard fumble recovery for a score. Thomas Qualls threw two touchdown passes, including a 68-yarder, and added a 24-yard TD run. Andrew McKinnis returned a fumble 61 yards for a score. MINCO BOUNCES BACK After dropping out of Class A’s top 10 a week ago, Minco rebounded with a 49-12 victory over Konawa. Hunter Jones completed 11 of 13 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns, and Tucker Halstead ran for 184 yards on just 11 carries and scored three times. Minco (5-2) held Konawa to 113 total yards. LAWSON’S BIG PLAYS PACE BLANCHARD Blanchard got four big scoring plays from Kegan Lawson in a 60-18 victory over Bridge Creek. Lawson caught seven passes for 137 yards, including touchdowns of 32, 37 and 24 yards from Kanon Kirchner. Lawson also had a 46-yard TD run. Jimmy Wynne threw for all three Bridge Creek touchdowns, including an 87-yarder to Mason Trevino and a 73-yarder to Marcus McCawley. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE POSTS SHUTOUT Christian Heritage, ranked No. 9 in Class 2A, went on the road and beat Wellston 41-0. Joseph Lemieux had 12 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Spencer Lindsey completed all nine of his passes for 96 yards and two TDs. BIG FIRST QUARTER CARRIES PERKINS An 82-yard kickoff return by Jacob Payton started Perkins on its way to a 42-point first quarter, and the Demons went on to beat Mannford 69-34. Payton added three TD runs in the quarter, one of those a run from 73 yards. Quarterback Zach Bledsoe threw a touchdown pass and scored twice on the ground. He added an 89-yard TD run in the second quarter, when Payton scored on a 34-yard punt return. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misidentified the Mount St. Mary's quarterback. His name is Matt Peace.
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 11, 2014
Junior quarterback Braden Hudson threw five touchdown passes to help the Pirates pull off the upset and improve to 2-4 on the season.
High school notebook: Braden Hudson's 5 TD passes lead Putnam City to upset of Edmond Memorial
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Oct 11, 2014After the toughest possible start to district play, Putnam City came to life with an impressive 36-33 win at No. 9 Edmond Memorial on Friday night. Junior quarterback Braden Hudson threw five touchdown passes to help the Pirates pull off the upset and improve to 2-4 on the season. “Braden has been playing really well lately,” Putnam City coach John Wofford said. “He’s staying in the pocket and throwing the ball well. And he’s running when we need him to.” The Pirates’ committee of running backs — Denzel Dean, Ryan Brown and fullback Austin Williams — helped the cause with a solid rushing attack against Edmond Memorial as well. “They ran hard and were able to open some things up for Braden,” Wofford said. Putnam City had lost 49-28 at Jenks to open district play two weeks ago, in a game the Pirates led in the third quarter. And last week, PC was on the wrong end of a 44-0 loss to Broken Arrow. But the win over Memorial keeps postseason possibilities alive for the Pirates, who host Yukon in a game that will be crucial to both teams’ playoff hopes on Thursday night. JOHN MARSHALL RUNS AWAY FROM BRIDGE CREEK Saturday afternoon was much friendlier to John Marshall than Friday night had been. The Bears, ranked eighth in Class 3A, couldn’t get their offense going before thunderstorms led to the postponement of Friday night’s game at Bridge Creek. But John Marshall broke away from a 12-12 halftime deadlock to win 50-12 in the continuation of the game Saturday afternoon. At 6-0 on the season, the Bears have scored at least 35 points in five games, while the defense has yet to allow more than 21. LITTLE AXE GETS BIG WIN OVER JONES Little Axe coach Ted Dorrell spent nearly his entire life in Jones. He graduated from there and even served as offensive coordinator for three years. That made Thursday’s 19-18 win over the Longhorns even sweeter. “It was real neat for our kids to go out and get this win,” the fourth-year coach said. “We did just enough to win it.” Running back Jacob Sheppard scored the winning touchdown on an 80-yard run in the fourth quarter to complete another strong performance for the junior. He finished with 211 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries. “Pretty much every time he touches the ball, something special happens,” Dorrell said. The win improves Little Axe to 4-2 on the season and 1-1 in District 3A-3 play, leaving open the possibility of still earning a home playoff game. The Indians travel to Star Spencer on Friday. “We can still win the district theoretically,” Dorrell said. “We’ve got to stay positive and keep going out and trying to take care of business on our end.” WEATHERFORD REGAINS FOCUS AGAINST WOODWARD Weatherford coach Dan Kurtenbach said his team’s mental focus throughout this season is a big reason the Eagles are 5-1 following a 21-0 shutout of No. 7 Woodward, even if they struggled against Cache the week before. “We’ve done a really good job of staying composed and staying mentally focused,” he said. “We didn’t execute at times last week against Cache. Cache is a really good football team. They’ve made vast improvements and we didn’t execute very well. “Our mental focus has been really good throughout the season. Then it just comes down to how well we execute on drives.” The Eagles executed a long drive perfectly against Woodward in the third quarter, chewing up 10 minutes and going 83 yards for a 1-yard touchdown run by Jacob Hoffman for a 14-0 lead. Hoffman finished with two touchdowns. “Our offensive line played really well.” Kurtenbach said. “We sprinkled in some pass plays that were executed really well. When you’ve got a guy like Jacob Hoffman at running back, it makes it easy to call plays.” CAVE SPRINGS REMAINS PERFECT BEHIND COINER, BISHOP Class C No. 8 Cave Springs continues to shine this season, routing Webbers Falls 44-0 to remain a perfect 6-0 this season after going just 3-7 last season. And it’s the duo of quarterback Wyatt Coiner and receiver Jake Bishop that made the difference Friday. Coiner threw three touchdown passes — two to Bishop — and finished with 201 yards passing. He also ran a successful two-point conversion. Bishop finished with six receptions for 121 yards. Cave Springs travels to No. 4 Fox this week in a matchup that could possibly decide the district championship. CORN BIBLE’S PENNER RETURNS THREE PUNTS FOR TDS Corn Bible Academy senior fullback Jordan Penner already returned a kick for a touchdown earlier this season. On Friday, he topped that by returning three punts for touchdowns in a 64-14 win over Temple. Penner finished with four total touchdowns after rushing for one, equaling the total of scores by freshman running back Andre Miller. Miller finished with 197 yards on 22 carries. His longest score came on an 80-yard run. Corn Bible (2-4) is off this week before hosting No. 7 Grandfield. HARMON HAS BIG NIGHT FOR GARBER Senior Trenton Harmon did a little bit of everything during Garber’s 68-12 win over Wesleyan Christian. At quarterback, he accounted for six touchdowns and 200 total yards. He threw three touchdowns and rushed for three, and also ran two two-point conversions. On defense, he was equally impressive with 10 tackles and a sack at linebacker. He also blocked a kick. Garber (4-2) travels to Watts this week.
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
Western Heights enters the fifth week of the football season looking to improve to 4-1 when it faces Southeast at Star Spencer’s Twidwell Stadium on Thursday night. The Jets, under first-year coach Justin Mayhew, are coming off their first loss, 37-22 to Carl Albert last week, ending a three-game winning streak in which they outscored their opponents 171-8. Running back Gerard Giles is...
High school notebook: J.P. Lewis, Gerard Giles guiding Western Heights' turnaround
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Sep 29, 2014Western Heights enters the fifth week of the football season looking to improve to 4-1 when it faces Southeast at Star Spencer’s Twidwell Stadium on Thursday night. The Jets, under first-year coach Justin Mayhew, are coming off their first loss, 37-22 to Carl Albert last week, ending a three-game winning streak in which they outscored their opponents 171-8. Running back Gerard Giles is averaging 15.8 yards per carry, with 665 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on just 43 carries. Quarterback J.P. Lewis has completed 77 percent of his passes for 701 yards and 13 touchdowns with just one interception. Rudy Thompson and Kevin Rassett each have five touchdown receptions. This is the Jets’ best start to a season since 2008, when they began 4-0 and went on to an 8-3 mark, losing in the first round of the playoffs. SOUTHWEST CONVENANT’S CLOUD BEATS FATHER FOR FIRST WIN Southwest Covenant coach Trey Cloud isn’t sure how Christmas will be around his family. Cloud is in his first year as the head coach of the Patriots and he got his first career win last week, beating Corn Bible 32-26. It just came at the expense of beating his father and mentor, Curt Cloud. “It’s one of those, he was obviously was not happy but at the same time he told me right after the game, ‘I’m proud of you,’” Trey Cloud said. “It was kinda bittersweet but not really. It was sweet for me, but bitter for him.” Cloud, 23, played for his father at Wesleyan Christian in Bartlesville. He was the assistant coach at Southwest Covenant last season before being promoted this offseason. Little did he know he would beat his father for win No. 1. “Everybody’s asking me how Thanksgiving is going to be,” Cloud said. “I’m having Thanksgiving with my wife’s family. Christmas may be a different story. He was good about it, but he was obviously frustrated about it at the same time. He’ll probably try to get me back next year.” Cloud said freshman quarterback Sam Webb played well against Corn Bible, playing through a stinger that forced his older brother Jack to move from guard to quarterback briefly. Jack later broke his collarbone while playing linebacker. The Patriots host Fox this week. CLASS A POWERS POUR IT ON It was the week of the blowout for Class A’s top 10 teams. Second-ranked Thomas’ 43-13 win over Hooker had the smallest margin of victory of any of the 10 games, which the ranked teams won by an average of 46.2 points per game. Cashion’s 82-0 win over Crescent was the most lopsided defeat, but five other games were decided by 40 or more. WELLSTON TOPS NORTHEAST FOR SECOND WIN OF SEASON Shane Page’s first season as the Wellston football coach is off to a meaningful start. The Tigers defeated Northeast 21-6 on Friday to improve to 2-2 on the year. While it might not sound monumental, it marks the first time since 2008 that the Tigers have won more than one game in a season. Wellston has not surpassed two victories since 2005. Of course, the schedule gets tougher in District 2A-2, with second-ranked Oklahoma Christian School awaiting this week.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s final week of his career is getting special attention, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday with MLB Network airing his final home game. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call the Orioles-Yankees game, and analyst Harold Reynolds will also make an in-booth appearance. Current All-Stars, former teammates and top athletes from other pro sports, including...
Media notes: Derek Jeter's final games as Yankee to be nationally televised by TBS
By Mel Bracht | Sep 24, 2014New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s final week of his career is getting special attention, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday with MLB Network airing his final home game. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call the Orioles-Yankees game, and analyst Harold Reynolds will also make an in-booth appearance. Current All-Stars, former teammates and top athletes from other pro sports, including Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and Jimmie Johnson, will look back at Jeter’s career in features leading up to and during the telecast. ESPN will air “SportsCenter Special: Derek Jeter” at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Host Karl Ravech, analysts Curt Schilling, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder and insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian and Keith Law will examine Jeter’s rank among all-time Yankees legends. At noon Saturday, Fox Sports will nationally televise the Yankees’ game at Boston. Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Jon Paul Morosi will be the announcers. TBS will carry Jeter’s final game at 12:30 p.m. Sunday when the Yankees play at Boston. Ernie Johnson will call the game with analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken and reporter Matt Winer. ESPN SUSPENDS SIMMONS ESPN has suspended commentator Bill Simmons for three weeks for his actions on a recent edition of his “B.S. Report” podcast in which he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar and used obscenities. “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN's journalistic standards,” ESPN said Wednesday in a statement. “Bill Simmons did not meet those obligations in a recent podcast.” On his podcast, Simmons said, “Goodell, if he didn’t know what was on that (Ray Rice) tape, he’s a liar. I’m just saying it. He is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test, that guy would fail. For all these people to pretend they didn’t know is such (expletive) (expletive). It really is, it’s such (expletive) (expletive). For him to go into that press conference and pretend otherwise — I was so insulted.” SHORT TAKES Country singer Kenny Chesney, whose new album “The Big Revival” was released Tuesday, will be the guest picker on Saturday for ESPN’s “College GameDay” in Columbia, S.C. The 8-11 a.m. show will preview the Missouri at No. 13 South Carolina matchup (6 p.m. on ESPN). ESPN will televise a national high school football showdown between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country at 8 p.m. Friday when No. 1 St. John Bosco (Calif.) plays at No. 2 Bishop Gorman (Nev.) in Las Vegas. The game will now be televised on ESPN after previously being scheduled for ESPNU. No. 1 St. John Bosco is led by senior quarterback Josh Rosen, ESPNU’s No. 1 pocket-passer (No. 19 overall). NBA TV will televise up to five U.S. team games from the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, beginning with matchup against China at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Coached by Connecticut women’s coach Geno Auriemma, the U.S. team includes Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore and Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi. NFL Network’s “A Football Life,” 8 p.m. Friday, profiles the life and legacy of the late Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor through interviews with people who knew him best.
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
Sep 22, 2014
OU quarterback Trevor Knight caught a touchdown pass from wide receiver Durron Neal against West Virginia. That was rare.
Big 12 Notebook: OU trickeration trending into NFL?
By Erik Horne | Sep 22, 2014OU TRICKERATION TRENDING INTO NFL? OU quarterback Trevor Knight caught a touchdown pass from wide receiver Durron Neal against West Virginia. That was rare. What was rarer was quarterbacks catching passes all over the NFL just one day after the Sooners broke out the trickeration against the Mountaineers. Johnny Manziel of Cleveland, Russell Wilson of Seattle and Andy Dalton of Cincinnati each caught passes in Week 3. Dalton, a TCU alum, caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from receiver Mohamed Sanu. When asked if the Sooners started a trend Saturday night, Bob Stoops deflected the idea. “I don’t think they put it in Saturday night for their game on Sunday,” Stoops joked. “It’s just something I think you’re seeing more of from everybody. “(But) we beat ’em to it since we played earlier.” CHARLIE WEIS SAYS KANSAS FINALLY FINISHED Even after two full seasons and 27 games in Lawrence, Kansas coach Charlie Weis is still experiencing firsts. In the Jayhawks’ 24-10 win over Central Michigan last week, Weis said his team finally finished off an opponent. The Jayhawks outscored the Chippewas 14-0 in the fourth quarter. “All of a sudden, what we hadn’t done in the two years I’ve been here, we hadn’t finished a team in the fourth quarter yet,” Weis said. “We’ve won a few games but not by finishing them off in the fourth quarter. “This is new territory for our team and hopefully there will be carryover going into the Texas game.” GUNDY: EXPECTATIONS SAME FOR RUN GAME VS. TECH Arkansas gashed Texas Tech on the ground for 438 yards in a 49-28 win on Sept. 13. Mike Gundy wants more from his running attack. Put two and two together: the Cowboys are going to run Thursday. But Gundy said the expectations aren’t any different from his ground game even though Tech ranks dead last among Big 12 teams in rushing defense (297.7 yards allowed per game) and total defense (432.7 yards per game). “I wouldn’t say higher expectations,” Gundy said. “We really just need to improve in our running game. Tech faced a team that lives by the run. Arkansas is one of the top five teams in the country when it comes to running the ball; they make a living that way. There’s a number of teams that don’t really match up well against a team like that.” SNYDER BACKS KICKER, SAYS DECODING SIGNALS ‘PART OF THE GAME’ Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said he didn’t say Auburn was stealing play signals during the Wildcats’ 20-14 loss last week. Snyder said he was attributed as saying the Tigers were “stealing,” which he denied saying on Monday. Rather, Snyder said that picking up on signals through the course of a game is commonplace in college football. “They may have had an awareness of what some of our signals were,” Snyder said. “That’s extremely common in athletics. That’s just part of the game. It’s not ‘stealing’ it’s just the way the game is coached and conducted.” Snyder also backed his embattled kicker, Jack Cantele, who missed three field goals against the Tigers in the narrow loss. “He’s a great young guy; he stepped up and took the shots and defended his teammates, accepted the responsibility,” Snyder said. “I admire his fortitude. We all make mistakes. I made more than he did, I assure you that.” KINGSBURY HIGH ON DAXX GARMAN Texas Tech faces OSU on Thursday, and Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury is familiar with new Cowboys starter Daxx Garman. When Kingsbury was at Texas A&M as offensive coordinator, he recruited Garman, who was a quarterback at Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas. “He’s an impressive thrower of the football. He can really spin it,” Kingsbury said. “He did a great job in his first start there, made some big time throws, has a big time arm. Having recruiting him in high school and being familiar with what he brings, he’s a heck of a talent. “With J.W. (Walsh) or (Clint) Chelf, they probably ran a little bit more. You can tell Daxx likes to throw it, likes to keep his eyes down field. We’ll see, but we’re not going to approach it any different if it was anyone else.” PATTERSON, TCU PREPPING FOR OU, BAYLOR SINCE SUMMER TCU is facing quite possibly the worst team in college football this weekend. The Horned Frogs get an easy one against SMU before getting into a Big 12 gauntlet of Oklahoma, Baylor and Oklahoma State in consecutive weeks. Gary Patterson admitted that some preparation for the Big 12 slate started in the offseason. “We did preparation for OU, Baylor in the summertime,” Patterson said. “The biggest thing is we got a lot of work against Minnesota (against) some of the stuff in the run game that Oklahoma, where we got basically got – against them (Minnesota) and Samford – 3-4 weeks of work against that. “But once we turned to this week, all we’ve talked about is SMU.” SMU has been outscored 146-12 in its first three games, all losses. FORMER TEXAS TECH DC: ‘DON’T BELIEVE THE RUMORS’ When Texas Tech's defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt abruptly resigned last week, many wondered if there was more to the story. Was it a forced resignation because of the Red Raiders' porous defensive start? Was the exit drug related? ESPN.com reported that Wallerstedt had been sent home from the football facility for allegedly being under the influence of an unknown substance. According to SI.com, Wallerstedt refuted the ESPN report with a text message last Friday that read “All good! Don’t believe all the rumors!! My statement yesterday says why I resigned and that’s the truth!!” Texas Tech's statement announcing Wallerstedt's decision said he resigned for "personal reasons." “I have submitted my resignation to Coach Kingsbury effective immediately because I want the best for the Red Raider program, and this will allow them to go in a different direction on defense,” Wallerstedt said in the school's statement. “I love our players and this school and have only their best interest in my heart and mind. I wish Coach Kingsbury every success this season.” When asked about it Monday, Kingsbury chose not to comment on the ESPN report. “We both said what we needed to say and moved passed it,” Kingsbury said. QUOTE OF THE WEEK “After watching that tape (Texas Tech vs. Arkansas), I’d try to hand it off every time.” – Kingsbury on whether or not he anticipates OSU focusing on the run game against Texas Tech on Thursday. The Red Raiders gave up 438 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in their loss to Arkansas. PLAYERS OF THE WEEK OU standouts Samaje Perine (Offensive Player of the Week) and Alex Ross (Special Teams Player of the Week) took home Big 12 honors this week, as did Kansas State linebacker Dakorey Johnson. Johnson recorded six tackles (career high), two for a loss, and an interception in the Wildcats’ 20-14 loss to No. 5 Auburn. EXTRA POINTS Snyder said his top wide receiver, Tyler Lockett, isn’t in a slump, even though the Tulsa Washington product has numbers below his lofty standard through three games. Lockett had 136 yards receiving against Iowa State in Week 2, but has combined for just 54 yards in his other two games and has only scored one touchdown this season. “I don’t necessarily think his production is down,” Snyder said. “I think Auburn did a good job of defending him. I think Tyler is playing every bit as well, if not better than he did a year ago.” … On Monday, the Big 12 announced the following times and TV schedules for games on Oct. 4: Iowa State at Oklahoma State, 11 a.m., Fox Sports 1; Baylor at Texas, 2:30 p.m., ABC; Oklahoma at TCU, 2:30 p.m., FOX; Kansas at West Virginia, 3 p.m., FSN; and Texas Tech at Kansas State, 6 p.m., ESPN U. ... Remember the scuffle in the second quarter of OU-West Virginia where an official went down injured? Well, during that play, head linesman Rick Smith suffered a broken leg, according to the Big 12 Conference. Smith underwent surgery Monday to place three screws in the bone.
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Sep 15, 2014
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.For the second straight week, Denver's remodeled defense mustered a pair of goal line stands to fend off an opponent in a tight game.Terrance Knighton deflected Alex Smith's fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe from the 2 with 15 seconds left Sunday, preserving Denver's 24-17 win over...
Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs
ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press | Sep 15, 2014DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether. For the second straight week, Denver's remodeled defense mustered a pair of goal line stands to fend off an opponent in a tight game. Terrance Knighton deflected Alex Smith's fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe from the 2 with 15 seconds left Sunday, preserving Denver's 24-17 win over the injury-riddled Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs (0-2) also came up empty on a 19-play drive to start the second half that ate up 10 minutes and ended when Cairo Santos, who beat out veteran Ryan Succop in camp, was wide right on a 37-yard field-goal try. The Chiefs converted 11 of 16 third downs and controlled the clock in the second half, keeping Peyton Manning on the sideline for all but 9:46. "It's part of football," said Manning, who was 21 of 26 for 242 yards and three TDs with no interceptions. "I've been in games like that where you get excited on third-and-long, start warming up, ready to get out there. The defense out there, they were maybe bending a little, but not breaking." As coach John Fox told his team afterward: "Never apologize for getting wins in this league, men." The Broncos aren't pretty but they're perfect heading into next week's showdown in Seattle, where they'll face a Seahawks team that handed them a Super Bowl shellacking and then talked trash about them in the offseason. Whenever things got tough during offseason training for the Broncos, players took to hollering, "35!" — their margin of defeat in that nightmare at the Meadowlands eight months ago. The Seahawks lost 30-21 to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. "I'm so ready for this week," cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "I'm going to make sure everybody's on point and make sure that we don't kill ourselves and beat ourselves. Because if we're going to beat the Seattle Seahawks, we can't go down there with these mental mistakes and dumb penalties that we've been having." Twice before Knighton's game-saver, the Broncos thought they'd turned back the Chiefs on their final drive. Aqib Talib's interception return for a TD earlier in the drive was negated when Quanterus Smith jumped offside. And Nate Irving's fumble recovery following DeMarcus Ware's sack and strip was changed to an incomplete pass after a review. Other takeaways from Denver's 12th win in its last 13 games against AFC West opponents: TWO-WAY TERRANCE? Knighton is a nose tackle with a nose for the ball, and for good reason: he was tight end in high school. "I have great ball instincts being an ex-wide receiver," Knighton said after deflecting Kansas City's last gasp by reaching up and deflecting Smith's pass with his right arm. So, what would it take for Manning to have Knighton line up with him as a not-so-secret offensive weapon, like J.J. Watt did in Oakland on Sunday? "Might have to send two guys out of the game to put Terrance in there," Manning deadpanned. "Believe it or not, I have thrown some passes to him in practice and he does have good hands. I will vouch for that. High school receiver, he says." VICKERSON'S UNHAPPY HOMECOMING: Chiefs defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson had just one tackle in his return to Denver, dumping Montee Ball for a 2-yard loss in the first quarter. "It was a little bit different. Just my familiarity with these guys helped me out a lot," Vickerson said. "But other than that, the game is the game. Football don't change, players do." The ninth-year veteran was the final cut in Denver this season, beaten out by a younger, cheaper and healthier Mitch Unrein. Vickerson signed a one-year deal with Kansas City last week after defensive tackle Mike DeVito got hurt. "They made a business decision, I made a business decision," Vickerson said. "I get another shot at them. We're going to do a split. They got us this one, but we're going to get them next time." The rematch is Nov. 30 at Arrowhead. INJURY EPIDEMIC: After losing three starters to season-ending injuries in their opener, the Chiefs lost two key starters to ankle injuries. They had hoped to get All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles more carries after he ran just seven times in the opener, but Charles left with an ankle injury in the first half, as did safety Eric Berry. Charles had just two carries for 4 yards and one catch for 8. Backup Knile Davis ran 22 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns, but the Chiefs sorely missed Charles on their two drives that stalled after getting inside Denver's 5-yard line. "Everything is magnified down there," Smith said. "It hurts to have him out." Notes: While Bowe returned from his one-game suspension and caught three passes for 40 yards, the Broncos were without WR Wes Welker again. His four-game suspension could be rescinded this week if the NFL signs off on the new drug policy that the NFLPA rubber-stamped on Friday. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton