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Super 5 boys basketball: Iowa State-bound Jakolby Long spent four years getting himself ready for Division I basketball
Super 5 boys basketball: Iowa State-bound Jakolby Long spent four years getting himself ready for Division I basketball
JAKOLBY LONG, MUSTANGHeight: 6-5Class: SeniorPosition: GuardCollege choice: Iowa StateThe story: From the moment he walked onto the court for his first high school game as a freshman at Mustang, you could see that Jakolby Long had the body for college basketball.He spent the next four years proving himself — while consistently improving himself — as a Division I prospect.Dozens of offers rolled...
Super 5 boys basketball: Iowa State-bound Jakolby Long spent four years getting himself ready for Division I basketball
Scott Wright, Associated Press | Apr 18, 2016JAKOLBY LONG, MUSTANG Height: 6-5 Class: Senior Position: Guard College choice: Iowa State The story: From the moment he walked onto the court for his first high school game as a freshman at Mustang, you could see that Jakolby Long had the body for college basketball. He spent the next four years proving himself — while consistently improving himself — as a Division I prospect. Dozens of offers rolled in, and he ultimately settled on Iowa State, signing his letter of intent last November. He followed that up with the best statistical season of his career, flashing all the skills he spent the previous three years mastering. A well-rounded player with a strong build, Long averaged 24.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists in his senior season. -------------------- Q: What was it about Iowa State that finally cemented your decision? A: It really felt like home, and everybody there was welcoming. We just clicked. And most of the players, we just got along real well. How stressful was the recruiting process? It was very stressful toward the end of my recruitment, because after my visit to Iowa State, more people started calling me. But I decided Iowa State was the best place for me, and it fit me the best. Playing for your father (Terry Long), you won a state championship in your junior season. What was it like playing for your dad? It was a blessing. Not a lot of people can say that a coach and his son won a championship together, and had an undefeated season. I'm just blessed that he's my dad and supports me no matter what. Do you have a pregame ritual? I always eat Skittles before the game. Did you get that idea from Marshawn Lynch? No, I've done that since middle school. Has there been a game when you didn't have your Skittles? Yeah, at a tournament in Florida this year. It was probably my lowest scoring game. I told them I needed my Skittles, but we couldn't get ‘em, so I just had to go play. “If I wasn't a basketball player, I would be…?” A football player. Favorite movie? Glory Road. Favorite TV show? Empire Favorite musician? J. Cole ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003277,t000040508,t000003183,g000065682,g000362661,g000066164
Super 5 boys basketball: Iowa State-bound Jakolby Long spent four years getting himself ready for Division I basketballApr 18, 2016
JAKOLBY LONG, MUSTANG Height: 6-5 Class: Senior Position: Guard College choice: Iowa State The story: From the moment he walked onto the court for his first high school game as a freshman at Mustang, you could see that Jakolby Long had the body for college basketball. He spent the next four years proving himself — while consistently improving himself — as a Division I prospect. Dozens of offers...
By Scott Wright, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Apr 18, 2016JAKOLBY LONG, MUSTANG Height: 6-5 Class: Senior Position: Guard College choice: Iowa State The story: From the moment he walked onto the court for his first high school game as a freshman at Mustang, you could see that Jakolby Long had the body for college basketball. He spent the next four years proving himself — while consistently improving himself — as a Division I prospect. Dozens of offers rolled in, and he ultimately settled on Iowa State, signing his letter of intent last November. He followed that up with the best statistical season of his career, flashing all the skills he spent the previous three years mastering. A well-rounded player with a strong build, Long averaged 24.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists in his senior season. -------------------- Q: What was it about Iowa State that finally cemented your decision? A: It really felt like home, and everybody there was welcoming. We just clicked. And most of the players, we just got along real well. How stressful was the recruiting process? It was very stressful toward the end of my recruitment, because after my visit to Iowa State, more people started calling me. But I decided Iowa State was the best place for me, and it fit me the best. Playing for your father (Terry Long), you won a state championship in your junior season. What was it like playing for your dad? It was a blessing. Not a lot of people can say that a coach and his son won a championship together, and had an undefeated season. I'm just blessed that he's my dad and supports me no matter what. Do you have a pregame ritual? I always eat Skittles before the game. Did you get that idea from Marshawn Lynch? No, I've done that since middle school. Has there been a game when you didn't have your Skittles? Yeah, at a tournament in Florida this year. It was probably my lowest scoring game. I told them I needed my Skittles, but we couldn't get ‘em, so I just had to go play. “If I wasn't a basketball player, I would be…?” A football player. Favorite movie? Glory Road. Favorite TV show? Empire Favorite musician? J. Cole
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana athletic director Fred Glass liked the direction coach Kevin Wilson took the football program over the past five seasons.So he's giving Wilson a chance to finish the job.Less than two months after the Hoosiers ended an eight-year bowl drought, Wilson signed a six-year contract that will pay him $15.3 million. It replaces the final two years on the deal Wilson...
Hoosiers reward football coach with new 6-year contract
By MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | Jan 11, 2016INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana athletic director Fred Glass liked the direction coach Kevin Wilson took the football program over the past five seasons. So he's giving Wilson a chance to finish the job. Less than two months after the Hoosiers ended an eight-year bowl drought, Wilson signed a six-year contract that will pay him $15.3 million. It replaces the final two years on the deal Wilson originally signed after the 2010 season and will keep him in Bloomington through the 2021 season. There had been growing speculation about Wilson's future late last season after Indiana looked like it would miss out on the postseason again following losses to the Big Ten's two division champions, Michigan State and Iowa, last year's national champion, Ohio State, and conference contender Michigan. But as concerns grew among the fan base, Glass became increasingly optimistic about where Indiana was going. Winning the final two conference games on the road to become bowl-eligible only cemented his decision. "I will tell you after we played so well against those four top-10 or close to top-10 teams, I won't say we arrived but we were so competitive against those prominent teams that if those last two games hadn't gone the way they did, we might have ended up in the same place we are today (with Wilson)," Glass told The Associated Press. Wilson's less-than-stellar 20-41 record and 8-32 mark in league play wasn't a deterrent, either. When Glass hired Wilson, he said he would be patient with this team, noting it would take years for the Hoosiers to complete a major rebuilding project. Under Wilson, the Hoosiers have made steady progress. They went from one win in 2011 to 6-7 mark last season with three of the four losses to the ranked teams coming in either the final minutes of regulation or overtime. Indiana also lost in overtime to Duke in the Pinstripe Bowl. In addition, Wilson has beaten Purdue three straight times — the Hoosiers' longest winning streak in the rivalry since the 1940s — and he's had three players declare early for the NFL draft over the past two years. That was enough to convince Glass that Wilson needed a longer deal to avoid the negativity about Wilson's future that could be used against him on the recruiting trail. "I think it was important to do that for that reason and also to reinforce our commitment to Kevin and our commitment to football," Glass said. "I think it represents another significant investment in improving Indiana football." Glass said the only reason the announcement didn't come sooner was because Wilson was busy with bowl preparations and recruiting. He said both men wanted to complete the deal before Monday night's national championship game. Wilson already has signed two highly-touted junior college transfers, including quarterback Richard Lagow of Plano, Texas, and he already has commitments from at least 10 high school players. But with a new contract, upgraded football facilities and renewed hope in the program, Indiana believes Wilson can continue to raise the profile of Indiana football nationally. "Coupled with an already solid foundation, this ensures stability as we continue to build a winning program in the Big Ten East," Wilson said in a statement. "The administration has shown a total commitment to our program development, continuity, staffing, recruiting and facilities, and has invested heavily in the development of and experience for our students. We are excited for the opportunity and embrace the challenge ahead." Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is the only other Big Ten coach signed through the 2021 season, Glass said, and Wilson is looking forward to the opportunity.
Nov 12, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The best way to earn a diploma from the Vonn Bell Academy is by learning from the headmaster.Ohio State junior Vonn Bell intercepted a pass by Minnesota's Mitch Leidner on Saturday in Ohio Stadium and returned it 16 yards for his second touchdown of the season to break a scoreless tie late in the first half of the No. 2 Buckeyes' 28-14 win.That play, and a career-tying 10...
Bell is master of academy, helps No. 2 Ohio State's defense
By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press | Nov 12, 2015COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The best way to earn a diploma from the Vonn Bell Academy is by learning from the headmaster. Ohio State junior Vonn Bell intercepted a pass by Minnesota's Mitch Leidner on Saturday in Ohio Stadium and returned it 16 yards for his second touchdown of the season to break a scoreless tie late in the first half of the No. 2 Buckeyes' 28-14 win. That play, and a career-tying 10 tackles, earned Bell the Big Ten's defensive player of the week award and cemented his reputation as a playmaker, just as his fictitious Vonn Bell Academy, or VBA, advertises. "That was a heck of a play," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said of the pick six. "(Bell) is playing at very, very high level." Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) plays at Illinois (5-4, 2-3) on Saturday, and the safety hopes he's not done scoring. The loquacious Bell formed VBA two seasons ago during some banter with other OSU defensive backs. Even as a freshman, he "offered" to help them learn how to catch the ball and make big plays. "You can just tell that Vonn Bell loves the game of football and is having fun out there," co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said. Earlier this season, Bell recovered a fumble for a 14-yard score against Hawaii. He credits Ash and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell for trusting his instincts. "They just told me to go out there and do what I do and make plays for the team, bring that spark and passion that I show through this game," he said. That's what the Vonn Bell Academy is all about, although not everyone has heard the message. In talking postgame about his latest score he said, "It's who I am. It's why I'm here. It's VBA, man." When a reporter didn't understand the reference, Bell looked at another media member and said, "Vonn Bell Academy. He didn't know? You've got to inform him." Safety Tyvis Powell was impressed by Bell's interception, writing on his Twitter account, "I need to go back to the Vonn Bell Catching Academy (VBA).They giving out lessons on how to get Pick 6s." Bell, from Rossville, Georgia, backs his talk. He is one of 16 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. Last season, he was ninth nationally with six interceptions, the most for an Ohio State player since 2001. "I envision picking the ball off or scoop and scoring a big fumble," Bell said. "It's a natural knack for the ball and being there at the right time and making those plays for the guys. I'm just blessed to have those natural abilities." Hs five-star talent at Ridgeland High School didn't help him get much playing time as a freshman at Ohio State. He made his first start in the Orange Bowl against Clemson and tipped and then intercepted a Tajh Boyd pass at the OSU 1-yard line to prevent the Tigers from increasing a 14-9 advantage. "You think you're all-world coming out of high school, but it's not really your place when you come to an elite place like this," Bell said. In 2014, he started 14 games as Ohio State won the College Football Playoff national championship. This season he's helped the Buckeyes rank fifth in passing yards allowed (163.9 per game) and ninth in pass efficiency defense (101.1 rating). After watching Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers also play on the other side of the ball, Bell has volunteered his services to the Ohio State offense. That's just what Chris Gamble did for the Buckeyes' 2002 national champions. Thinking about having the chatterbox Bell on offense, receivers coach Zach Smith was less than enthused. "Just dealing with him 20 minutes a day when we go through the defenses is plenty," he said, joking. "I'm not dealing with him the whole day. No chance."
Nov 3, 2015
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Corn Elder came to Miami as a running back and a point guard.These days, he's neither.And it's working out just fine.Elder is one of only three players at the FBS level this season to have returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown. The punt return, few probably remember. The kickoff return, his was the last part of the eight-lateral, hotly debated one that...
Elder coming into his own as a Miami big-play threat
By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press | Nov 3, 2015CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Corn Elder came to Miami as a running back and a point guard. These days, he's neither. And it's working out just fine. Elder is one of only three players at the FBS level this season to have returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown. The punt return, few probably remember. The kickoff return, his was the last part of the eight-lateral, hotly debated one that lifted Miami to a 30-27 win over Duke last Saturday. "He's a phenomenal person," Miami interim coach Larry Scott said. "Like I've always been taught and has always been said to me, if you show me a good player, I'll show you a better person. That's what Corn is — he's a really good person first. So those characteristics come out and come through in everything that he does. That's why he always finds himself in those positions to make those plays." Elder's first return of the season saw him taking a punt back 72 yards for a score against Bethune-Cookman. He had an interception in overtime to help Miami beat Nebraska in a game where the Hurricanes escaped despite wasting a late 23-point lead. Then Saturday, he went 91 yards after the last of those laterals and gave Miami its almost-unbelievable win over Duke. How many times has he watched it? "Maybe 100," Elder said, grinning. The Atlantic Coast Conference said Sunday that the touchdown shouldn't have happened, ruling that a Miami player's knee was down on one of those laterals. A panel of reporters who cover the ACC, in voting results revealed the next day, gave Elder one of the league's player of the week awards anyway. "He's a tremendous athlete," Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya said. "He can make shots, dunk, all that stuff. He's a crazy athlete, just gifted. Blessed." Oddly enough, Elder — one of the best high school football and basketball players in Tennessee before enrolling at Miami, and someone who helped his teams win multiple state titles — was targeted as a cornerback because of what he showed Hurricane coaches on the basketball floor during the recruiting process. The lateral quickness needed to defend at point guard translates well to the skills needed to play cornerback. His success isn't a surprise to Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga. Elder tried being a two-sport athlete for the Hurricanes, but the schedule demands were ultimately too much. "I wish he was doing it for our basketball team," Larranaga said. "We need some help at the point guard position. ... You can see what he's done in football and the impact he's had there." Elder said he misses basketball, but doesn't regret choosing one sport over the other. But it seems like he made the right call, in that he's now the first Miami player with a kickoff return TD, punt return TD and an interception in the same season since longtime NFL star Devin Hester did it for the Hurricanes in 2004. As an added plus, he cemented a spot in Hurricane lore with that game-winning return against Duke. "It was a very emotional win," Elder said. NOTES: Kaaya (concussion) returned to practice on Tuesday, saying he still has more tests to complete before he can be cleared to play Saturday when Miami (5-3, 2-2 ACC) hosts to Virginia (3-5, 2-2). Backup QB Malik Rosier (undisclosed soreness) also practiced Tuesday, but the Hurricanes are listing both as questionable for now. If neither Kaaya nor Rosier can play, Miami would turn to either Vincent Testaverde or Evan Shirreffs, who flip-flopped last week for the next spot on the depth chart. ... Kaaya said he watched Saturday's game with teammates who were either injured or not on the travel roster. His reaction to the finish: "Some guys ran outside, screaming. Kids were trick-or-treating out on the street and looking at us weird. It was a great feeling."
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 15, 2015
Just as Marvel subplots and teen-angst driven fare have been popular on TV in the past, so have rewrites of popular films. The formula of the big screen to the small has worked before to great effect.
Now streaming: 5 great TV series that were movies first
Angela Treasure, KSL.com | Oct 15, 2015TVLAND — The graveyard of network and cable television alike is littered with the carcasses of failed ideas. Superhero concepts, secret agent shows and sitcoms about that manboy millennial moving back in with mom and dad seem to show up and fall off as quickly as they come. Just as Marvel subplots and teen-angst driven fare have been popular on TV in the past, so have rewrites of popular films. While Fox’s “Minority Report,” an adaptation of Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller, is getting critically panned, the formula of the big screen to the small has worked before to great effect. Here are five such series that have proved that the cart can come before the horse. 'Friday Night Lights' This series, which bafflingly never seemed to find a strong viewership during its five-season run on NBC, has to be up there in the conversation of great Americana television. Debuting in 2006, it launched two years after the film of the same name starring Billy Bob Thornton and featuring Tim McGraw as an angry drunk football dad. The movie was critically acclaimed and opened a window for a TV show shortly thereafter. “Friday Night Lights” the series is at its best when tackling love, heartbreak and ambition all rooted in the high school football-obsessed fictional town of Dillon, Texas. For that reason, we forgive the misguided efforts of the show’s second season that meandered through story lines involving meth-dealing ferret owners and resident scumbag booster Buddy Garrity taking in a juvenile delinquent and turning him into a football star (who then mysteriously disappeared from the show altogether). FNL was great at tugging the heartstrings and famously portrayed the most realistic on-screen marriage: Coach and Tami Taylor. Do yourself a favor and watch or rewatch a few episodes (or seasons) this fall. Clear eyes, full hearts, y’all. Where to watch: All five seasons are streaming on Netflix. 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Before Sarah Michelle Gellar took up the mantle of “The Chosen One” in 1997, Joss Whedon tested the feature waters with a super campy iteration of the iconic role. Whedon made the original “Buffy” in ’92 with the likes of Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry, although he said the movie was reshaped by the studio so much that it did not honor his original vision, which was much darker. Enter Gellar and company in what is considered the premier female protagonist-driven fantasy saga of the 20th century. OK, that is a lot of qualifiers, but “Buffy” did cement Whedon as a storytelling genius and eventually led to him being handed the keys of the “Avengers” franchise. “Buffy” enjoyed a seven-season long run due to great writing, a special dynamic between a beloved cast and relationship archetypes that still make the hearts of 90s girls everywhere go pitter-patter (Angel, forever). Though Whedon has since racked up an impressive resume, it’s safe to say a big piece of his legacy will be as the man who created the realm of Sunnydale, and we’re thankful for that. Where to watch: All seven seasons are streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime video and Hulu. 'Parenthood' Some fans of the 2010 family drama “Parenthood” may not realize the series about the Braverman clan is actually based on a the 1989 movie “Parenthood” profiling the Buckman’s, the patriarch portrayed by Steve Martin. Executive producer Jason Katims, also responsible for adapting “Friday Night Lights” for TV, spearheaded the revamping of the box-office hit once he got permission from director Ron Howard. The Bravermans’ plight is more drama than comedy than its predecessor, following Zeek and Camille Braverman, their four children and their families. The show allows flawed characters to work through impossible situations, whether it’s complicated parent-child dynamics, problematical romances or anything else in between. Surviving for six seasons, “Parenthood” enjoyed critical acclaim as well as claiming audiences’ favor. It was regularly praised for its treatment of Asperger’s syndrome, a condition examined in both in young Max Braverman and middle-aged adult Hank Rizzoli (played by Ray Romano). Fans of the show will decry the program’s lack of awards, going six seasons with the academy only coughing up one Emmy nomination, which may not seem so bad until you remember “Two and a Half Men” has 47. Fun fact: Almost every episode of “Parenthood” features someone making waffles or pancakes. Strange, yet true. Where to watch: All six seasons are streaming on Netflix. 'Fargo' Nearly 30 years after Coen brothers made this small North Dakota town infamous, FX reimagined its frozen landscape with a similar tone to great success. Taking over for William H. Macy as the mild-mannered yet poorly intentioned protagonist Jerry Lundegaard is Martin Freeman whose Lester Nygaard experiences many of the same gruesome pitfalls. Everything that is great about the dark comedic film is resurrected for the series, from the very, very pregnant police officer on the case (skillfully played by Frances McDormand and Allison Tolman in respective renditions) to the chilling cinematography and effective injection of local color. Billy Bob Thornton is excellent as hitman Malvo just as Steve Buscemi was memorable in his iconic role as inept lackey Carl Showalter. The TV series is brutal and funny, and all of the things you’d hope for as a fan of the original film, all while carving out its own space in the upper-echelon of television strata. Adhering to a recently popular format, Season 2 of “Fargo” will occupy the same theoretical universe but will be populated with a whole new cast and plot line. The sophomore season is already getting rave reviews, premiered Monday night on FX. Where to watch: The 10-episode first season can be viewed on Hulu. 'M*A*S*H' Can you hear that? Just covering the sound of buffeting chopper blades, your brain should have played the uber-famous theme music to “M*A*S*H” as soon as you read the series title. But did you know that “M*A*S*H” was a movie before it began its 11-year run on CBS? Before Alan Alda became an American television icon, Hawkeye Pierce was originated by Donald Sutherland in 1970, two years before Alda. Perhaps more than any of the other movie to TV adaptation, the original plot and overall intention remained the most intact. The genius of “M*A*S*H” is that it takes place in such a somber and heartbreaking world — a field hospital during the Korean War. What both iterations of “M*A*S*H” were so successful at doing was bringing humor to an entirely unfunny situation, and doing it well as evidenced by the movie’s success and the TV show’s lengthy run. There can be no conversation about great American television without the mention of “M*A*S*H.” In fact, the nation was so broken up about the series’ ending that the series finale racked up an unprecedented 125 million views in 1983. We certainly salute the fact that the movie was brought to the small screen and into the homes of American homes everywhere. Where to watch: All 11 seasons are streaming on Netflix.
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
The Lawton MacArthur linebacker who played this season while facing charges stemming from a home invasion was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, but will spend considerably less time in state custody. B.J. Davis, 17, will be given the opportunity to complete a rehabilitation program as part of Oklahoma's Youthful Offender Act. Davis, who turns 18 on Jan. 27, has until late July to...
High school notebook: Lawton MacArthur linebacker could serve maximum of 20 years for home invasion
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 29, 2015The Lawton MacArthur linebacker who played this season while facing criminal charges stemming from a home invasion could spend 20 years in prison unless he successfully completes a rehabilitation program. B.J. Davis, 17, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison, but 10 years of the sentence was suspended. Davis will be given the opportunity to avoid prison by completing a rehabilitation program as part of Oklahoma’s Youthful Offender Act. Davis, who turns 18 on Jan. 27, has until late June to complete the program, at which time the charges would be dismissed and expunged. He would then be eligible to return to high school for his senior season. If he does not successfully complete the program by the time he is 18 1/2, Davis could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison. Davis pleaded guilty last week to first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery with a weapon, first-degree robbery with a weapon and resisting an officer. Davis, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior outside linebacker, sat out last season. He played in Lawton Mac’s first three games of this season, but was removed from the team last week after he agreed to a plea deal. According to an affidavit, Davis and Brenan Petit forcibly entered a house on June 18, 2014, where Davis injured a resident by firing a gun through a glass window of a door after initially shoving the gun through the opening. Davis then hit another resident over the head with the gun, and both Davis and Pettit made all three residents get on the ground while passing the gun back and forth, according to the affidavit. Pettit was also sentenced as a youthful offender in December. JOHN MARSHALL'S TRAMONDA MOORE OFFERED BY UCLA Tramonda Moore's list of scholarship offers now reaches from coast to coast. UCLA offered the 6-foot-5, 345-pound John Marshall lineman on Monday, adding to Moore's list of college options. He had been offered by Miami last month, and several top programs throughout the country are pursuing him. Oklahoma State and Oklahoma were the first major programs to offer him in June, and since then Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Auburn, Arizona State, Missouri and TCU have joined the list of nearly 20 offers. Moore has said he expects to take all five of his official visits and likely won't make a decision until National Signing Day on Feb. 3. BETHANY'S HARRELL WINS THE OKLAHOMAN'S FANS' PLAYER OF THE WEEK Bethany running back Payton Harrell surged to the top of The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll in the final hour Tuesday to edge Casady running back William Walter. Harrell finished with 1,048 votes, while Walter finished with 1,015. A total of 3,216 votes were cast for seven different players. Last week, Harrell rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns as Bethany took down undefeated Meeker 42-33. Walter was The Oklahoman's staff pick for player of the week. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity on Saturday for the Week 5 poll. Here are the results of this week's poll: Payton Harrell, Bethany: 1,048 votes (32.59 pct.) William Walter, Casady: 1,015 votes (31.56 pct.) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe: 339 votes (10.54 pct.) Montrell Wilson, Millwood: 331 votes (10.29 pct.) Blake Pennington, Crossings Christian: 286 votes (8.89 pct.) Devonte Lee, John Marshall: 166 votes (5.16 pct.) Tabor Johns, Hennessey: 31 votes (0.96 pct.) Total: 3,216 votes CANCER IN REMISSION FOR CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN'S MAYBERRY Crossing Christian senior Ethan Mayberry beat cancer for the second time. Football coach Chris Roberts said Tuesday that Mayberry found out last week that he is remission after being diagnosed a second time this offseason with Hodgkin's lymphoma. “It's just a relief for our kids and excitement for Ethan and his family,” Robert said. “When a kid has cancer, his whole family goes through it, so just excitement for them.” Mayberry missed all of last season with cancer before he fought it off and returned to the team in the winter. He was diagnosed a second time in the spring. Roberts said he does not anticipate Mayberry attempting a comeback this season. “He proved to himself he could do it,” Roberts said. “He came and worked all offseason and then he found out. I think he's just going to concentrate on getting through high school and graduating.” DEL CITY'S WATSON COMFORTABLE AT MISSOURI STATE Del City senior Walter Watson's college choice came down to comfort. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound Watson verbally committed to Missouri State earlier this month after his official visit to the campus went well. “I liked the atmosphere there, and the coaching staff,” Watson said. “I really felt comfortable there.” Watson plays on both the offensive and defensive lines for Del City, but says Missouri State likes him as a defensive tackle. Missouri State has had recent success recruiting Oklahoma, with five players currently on the roster — Darius Joseph from Southmoore, Malik Earl from Edmond Santa Fe, Tre Betts from Sand Springs, Calan Crowder from Bartlesville and Robert Thomas from Tulsa Union. VIAN'S MOSES, RYAN'S CARTER WITH BIG PERFORMANCES If you're looking for point production, Terron Moses of Vian and Grant Carter of Ryan had you covered last Friday night. Moses scored eight touchdowns and had 198 yards in Vian's 61-12 win over Wilburton. Not to be outdone, Ryan's Carter scored nine touchdowns, breaking a school record that was believed to be 75 years old. He had 214 yards on 28 carries in the 68-30 win over Cement in an 8-man clash. But perhaps the most interesting stat from Carter's performance: his touchdown count outnumbered the players in uniform for Cement, which took the field with only eight players suited out.
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Some players sat in the locker room until 11:30 refusing to take their jerseys off. Fans celebrated like it was the Super Bowl.
High school notebook: Bridge Creek snaps 24-game skid
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 14, 2015First-year Bridge Creek coach Greg Hinkle watched in amazement Friday night as the town celebrated a victory it hadn't seen since 2012. Some players sat in the locker room until 11:30 refusing to take their jerseys off. Fans celebrated like it was the Super Bowl. Bridge Creek beat Lexington 26-20 for its first win since Oct. 12, 2012, against Little Axe, a stretch of 24 games. “They didn't know how to act when we won the game,” Hinkle said of his players. Bridge Creek also honored Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Nicholas Dees before the game. Dees died on Jan. 31 when he was struck by a car at night along Interstate 40 by a driver who was reportedly on a social media page on his cellphone at the time. Hinkle said a lot of officers were in attendance for the game and the game ball was flown to the field and delivered at the 50 yard line. “It was just pretty tight. We were jacked up,” he said. Hinkle said his defensive front was dominant with Gio Pantoja, Cade Mitchell, Brett Hodges, Joe Morris and Kaleb Chase leading the way. Bridge Creek allowed just 131 yards while piling up 354 on offense. Bridge Creek travels to Sulphur this week, and Hinkle said Monday's practice was already the best he's seen to date. “They know they can win a game,” he said. “They're starting to buy into everything. It was a fight before Friday night to get them to buy in. If anything went wrong, you could just see, ‘Here we go again.' Now, we're having the best practice of the year today.” FIELDS & FUTURES RIBBON-CUTTING SUNDAY AT CAPITOL HILL Fields & Futures, along with Oklahoma City Public Schools and Capitol Hill High School, will celebrate the opening of new athletic fields at Capitol Hill in a special event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. The school has new baseball, softball and football/soccer practice fields as part of the Fields & Futures endeavor to increase athletic participation throughout OKCPS. “Having safe, well-maintained fields is a must if we want to grow student participation in sports,” OKCPS athletic director Keith Sinor said. Without that, history has shown a less than enthusiastic turnout at the schools where our fields have fallen into disrepair. “These students and coaches have waited a long time to see their fields restored to their former glory. As a former Capitol Hill student and athlete, I am especially excited to see the transformation taking place on this historic campus.” Sunday's festivities will include free inflatable games, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, on-field activities and special appearances by Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen and Energy players. The event is supported by the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Other special guests include Telemundo Oklahoma sports anchor Jose Polanco and KWTV-9's Kelly Ogle. Field sponsors include SandRidge Energy and Chickasaw Nation. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. In addition, Edmond North High School has chosen Fields & Futures as the recipient for its annual student-led fundraising effort known as BALTO (Bringing A Light To Others) Week. BALTO Week has generated more than $2 million since its inception in 1995. All money raised this year will be earmarked for construction of new athletic fields at Roosevelt Middle School in south Oklahoma City. EDMOND NORTH TAKES HARKNESS TITLE Edmond North cemented itself atop the Class 6A volleyball rankings with a 5-0 run through Edmond Santa Fe's annual Heather Harkness Invitational over the weekend. North defeated host Santa Fe 3-2 in Saturday's finals to win the title, and all five opponents the Huskies faced was ranked in the top 10 of either 5A or 6A. North's Hannah Rose Frohling was named tournament MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Jordan Kramer and Taylor Wiewel. Edmond North is now 16-1 on the season and ranked No. 1 in Class 6A. LAWTON MAC QB TEARS ACL Lawton MacArthur quarterback Anthony Love suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during a 33-12 win over rival Lawton on Friday night. “He brought a level of athleticism that was going to be really nice for us,” Lawton MacArthur coach Brett Manning said. “I think he's a big-time player. He's an unknown because he wasn't here, but I was expecting him to be somebody that burst onto the scene and become somebody everybody was talking about soon.” Love, a junior who move-in from Texas this offseason, was injured in the second quarter while running the ball. Love's backup, sophomore J.R. Winningham, filled in admirably and finished 9 of 20 for 129 yards and two touchdowns against Lawton. Lawton MacArthur, which won a state championship last season, is 2-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class 5A.
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
OSU football: Freshman defensive tackle Darrion Daniels’ instant impact no surprise for those who know him bestSep 9, 2015
His dad was a defensive lineman at Texas Tech and for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. His mom, Rhonda, was a track standout at Alcorn State.
OSU football: Freshman defensive tackle Darrion Daniels’ instant impact no surprise for those who know him best
By Kyle Fredrickson | Sep 9, 2015There was a time when Tony Daniels worried his young son might have trouble walking. A crazy thought considering the boy's genetics. His dad was a defensive lineman at Texas Tech and for the NFL's Green Bay Packers. His mom, Rhonda, was a track standout at Alcorn State. And on Dec. 4, 1997, their son was born with a clean bill of health. But that was sort of the problem. Maybe, he was just a bit too healthy. They first noticed when he was only three months old. “He was killing a whole bottle of milk with cereal,” Tony Daniels said. “He was eating mashed potatoes.” The boy grew rapidly, and by the time he was a toddler, his lower body couldn't quite keep up. “He just started getting big so fast,” Tony Daniels said. “His legs were so bowed at the time.” Eventually, the boy developed into a frame that accommodated his size. He was off and running. But that much was clear for anyone watching Oklahoma State's season opener Thursday. The formerly oversized child is Darrion Daniels, now a 6-foot-3 and 320-pound 17-year-old, who tallied a half-sack and three tackles at Central Michigan. It doesn't get much bigger than that for a true freshman defensive tackle in his first college game — especially at a position which traditionally requires at least one redshirt season to contribute. “Most of the time,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said, “we're bringing in 250- and 260-pounders we're developing into that position.” But it would appear Daniels, a first-year player who is not available for interviews per team rules, knew this would happen. As he told ESPN.com back in July, “I want to be the Big 12 Freshman of the Year.” Ask those who know him best, and that goal isn't so farfetched. “Darrion has always been an extraordinary kid,” Tony Daniels said. Daniels' athletic journey didn't start on a football field. His father required he play three years of soccer first to develop hand-eye coordination, footwork and vision. Even when Daniels fulfilled that commitment around fourth grade, it wasn't immediately clear he would become a star. “Darrion wanted to try it out," Tony Daniels said, “and he wasn't that good at it.” It wasn't until his younger brother of two years, Damion, outshined him in practice that Daniels embraced the physicality. Soon after, it was clear the mechanics he learned playing soccer paired with his size payed dividends. Over two years at Bishop Dunne, a private Catholic high school in Dallas, Daniels recorded 147 tackles and 10 sacks. Coach Michael Johnson called him “the most athletic lineman we've ever had” as Daniels received more than 25 scholarship offers — including Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma. So, why did Daniels pick OSU? "One thing I kept hearing about Oklahoma State, it was a negative thing,” Daniels told 24/7 Sports in January. “People would tell me I could never go to the NFL from Oklahoma State. … I like putting myself in a less-traveled role with more to prove. It makes me work harder and prove my worth." When Daniels arrived on campus for summer workouts, teammates took notice for a variety of reasons. “The first time I saw him, I thought he was a 40-year-old man,” Cowboy back Jeremy Seaton said. “I was like, ‘This guys has to be from JUCO or something like that.'” Said defensive end Jimmy Bean: “I knew for a fact when he stepped on campus and we did our workouts that he was going to be one of the guys who was going to play as a true freshman. Not just because of his size, but he has good hands, good feet and he's a natural leader.” Those leadership abilities were confirmed following fall camp when Daniels was voted as the lone freshman representative on the Cowboys' player committee that serves as a communication bridge between athletes and Gundy — joining former notable freshmen who also held the spot like J.W. Walsh, Kevin Peterson and James Washington. “It definitely says a lot about him as a person,” linebacker Seth Jacobs said. Daniels' rise into the two-deep depth chart at defensive tackle was aided by the departure of starters James Castleman and Ofa Hautau from last season and Vili Leveni's season-ending Achillies tear. But Daniels cemented his spot in the rotation Thursday when he teamed up with defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah for his first career sack. “He came to sideline and started thanking me,” Ogbah said. “He said, ‘You forced them to step up, so it was just an easy sack for me.' “I said, ‘Ah, you're welcome. You'll get plenty more in your years here.'”
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.
High school football: Thursday's high school football predictions
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 2, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. See Friday's edition of The Oklahoman for predictions on Friday night's games: Last week's record: 16-2 Thursday's Games Class 6A Del City 44, PC WEST 14 SOUTHMOORE 21, Edmond Memorial 20 Norman North 28, NORMAN 17 Sand Springs 31, TULSA HALE 7 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Clinton 20 Collinsville 35, OOLOGAH 21 Class 4A CLEVELAND 26, Hominy 22 ROLAND 45, Muldrow 16 ELK CITY 28, Pampa, Texas 21 Class 3A Capitol Hill 28, CENTENNIAL 27 HERITAGE HALL 31, Casady 17 Douglass 42, NORTHEAST 6 LEXINGTON 28, Little Axe 22 Millwood 40, STAR SPENCER 14 LOCUST GROVE 50, Salina 12 TULSA WEBSTER 35, SeeWorth Aca. 6 Velma-Alma 20, COMANCHE 14 Washington 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 Class 2A CHOUTEAU 28, Foyil 8 HARTSHORNE 34, Holdenville 14 CRESCENT 20, Newkirk 17 Panama 24, GORE 6 Class A CARNEGIE 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 14 Class B MAUD 48, Bowlegs 8 DC-Lamont 44, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 30 Geary 34, CANTON 28 MAYSVILLE 52, Paoli 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 44, MEDFORD 16 CAVE SPRINGS 36, Watts 28 Independent Cement 34, ALEX JV 28 Osd 48, MISSOURI DEAF 42 *-Home team in CAPS.
New OKC Thunder coach Billy Donovan honed his game and made his name in the toughest of basketball environmentsAug 1, 2015
Before there was Billy Donovan the iconic coach or Billy The Kid bombing 3s at Providence College there was Billy the kid, a Long Island youth addicted to basketball.
New OKC Thunder coach Billy Donovan honed his game and made his name in the toughest of basketball environments
BY ANTHONY SLATER | Aug 1, 2015The Wheelchair Classic is an annual hoops tournament that brings together the best amateur basketball talent from around New York City, dividing teams up into the boroughs. After the Big East formed in 1979, basketball interest in the northeast spiked. The early ‘80s produced a golden age for high school point guards in NYC, meaning the 1983 Wheelchair event, the 10th annual, was a must-see edition. That graduating class had Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, the playground legend and soon-to-be Syracuse star, and future NBA starters Kenny Smith and Mark Jackson. But it was a sub 6-foot white kid from an affluent area of Long Island who stole the show in that showcase game. His name was Billy Donovan. “Oh, Billy went off,” said his high school teammate, Frank Williams. Donovan’s Queens team faced the Brooklyn squad led by Pearl Washington, the game’s headliner. Months earlier, Donovan battled Washington’s in a six-quarter high school scrimmage. Pearl had 82 points. “We pressed the whole game and he just weaved in and out,” Donovan said. “I learned a lot.” Donovan was a game-control point guard. Slick ball-handling was his greatest strength. Pearl was a wizard with the ball, his moves legendary. At the Wheelchair Classic, Donovan put his mental notes from the scrimmage to use. “I don’t think Pearl was ready for it,” Williams laughed. In the highlight play of his highlight day, Donovan sent Pearl sprawling on a left-handed, inside-out crossover dribble, cruising past him for a layup. “Pearl nearly fell down,” said Billy’s childhood best friend Kevin Quigley. “The crowd went nuts. Just hooting and hollering. The little white boy just juked Pearl out of his shoes.” Billy Donovan made a career out of willing himself to success. Too small and athletically limited to compete against premiere athletes? He molded himself into a player and led Providence to an unlikely Final Four run. Florida is a second-tier hoops program at a football school? He quickly turned them into a national powerhouse. Too inexperienced to coach in the NBA? Sam Presti just handed him the keys to the most important season in the Thunder’s brief franchise history. But before there was Billy Donovan the iconic coach or Billy The Kid bombing 3s at Providence College there was Billy the kid, a Long Island youth addicted to basketball. “It was almost an obsession,” Quigley said. ‘CAN WE STOP WITH THE DRIBBLING?’ William Donovan Sr. left Boston College in 1962 as the program’s third-leading scorer. He introduced his first child to the game at a young age. Bill coached some local CYO teams. His 2-year-old son tagged along. Things started to get a lot more serious around age 11. Billy had rare focus and drive for a young kid. His father preached specialization. So Billy quit football, a sport he enjoyed, because it cut into his hoops time too much. When he was in the seventh grade, the family — Billy, his parents and two sisters — moved into a more spacious home in Rockville Center. His father constructed a cement court in the backyard. Floodlights shined over it, meaning he could play day and night. He always did. “His next-door neighbor, Mrs. Muda, she used to get aggravated because he’d sometimes be playing out there until 10, 11 at night,” Quigley said. “She used to call,” his mother Joan Donovan said. “And it would be ‘Joan, can we stop with the constant dribbling of the ball?’” His mother was forced to institute a backyard curfew. So Billy found other ways to get in his late-night hoops fix. Quigley remembers the two of them sneaking down a back alley adjacent to their high school gym, slipping in and playing until after midnight. “Macken Mortuary was right next door,” Quigley said. “There was a door in the back and we used to put a piece of electrical tape so it would close but not click shut. They figured that out at some point, so me and Billy used to leave a window open, just a small crack, and then climb through it. No one could see us except maybe the mortician.” But Billy wasn’t there to just shoot around. He always had a perceived weakness he was working on. No left hand? He drilled it. Too small to get a shot off? He’d gather two friends, give himself only two dribbles and try to find windows to score. For better conditioning, he’d play Quigley one-on-one. They went at it full court. “I can assure you it wasn’t my idea,” Quigley said. That dedication meant a severe lack of a social life. Billy was well-liked, invited to plenty of events. He rarely went if basketball wasn’t involved. Quigley tells a story about riding his bike home from a party, booking it one end of Rockville Center to his house on the other. Billy’s place was in the middle. As Quigley passed it, he noticed the outside lights on. “He’s shooting hoops as I’m trying to get home from the party,” Quigley said. ‘THAT’S MY POINT GUARD’ More than those long days in the backyard or the persistent self-drilling or even St. Agnes’ rigorous hoops schedule — “his high school coach would play any team, anywhere,” his father said — Billy credits some summer pickup hoops games most for his unlikely rise to a Division I recruit. Two of Billy’s St. Agnes teammates were from nearby Hempstead, a rougher area of Long Island. Billy grew close to them over time. Bernard Woodside eventually went to LSU, Frank Williams to Fordham. The trio wanted to train together. Starting the summer before their junior year, Billy traveled with them to parks across Queens to face some of the area’s best hoops talent. They’d go to I.S. 8 in the South Jamaica or Centennial Park in Roosevelt. “I was the only white guy in there,” Billy said. He’d either hitch a ride with Frank and Bernard or take the subway to the closest stop. Frank, all 6-foot-6, 250 pounds of him, and Bernard would meet him there and walk Billy into the park. “Bernard and myself took great pride in making him feel at ease in those environments,” Frank said. “Billy was our guy.” At first, most figured they could punk the undersized guard. Frank remembers playing at the Salvation Army near Hempstead and Billy was fouled hard. “I said something to the effect of ‘Yo, dude, that’s my point guard. You don’t do that.’” It was just the kind of challenge Billy craved. “It was great,” Billy said. “Because there was absolutely no respect for me. I had to earn respect … There’s no handouts. There’s no entitlement. There’s no nothing. You have to prove yourself.” The games were always highly competitive, with winners staying on and a crowd of people desperately waiting for their shot. If you screwed up, you heard about it. If you lost, your day was ruined. “It wasn’t like an And-1 hoops mixtape kind of environment,” Billy said. “Guys were playing to win. Guys on Saturday are coming to workout and they are not trying to go home after 15 minutes of run. The intensity of the games got to a very, very high level.” Billy felt the greatest compliment was when, while waiting to play, strangers started coming over and asking him to join their team. The competition improved a game that would take him to the Providence and the Final Four . The environment toughened him. The success bred confidence. “It really, to me, shaped me in so many different ways,” Billy said. The competition molded his game into a Division I difference-maker. The success bred confidence that he could compete with anyone, anywhere, on the court or recruiting trail. But most importantly, the environment toughened, matured and educated him about life beyond basketball, allowing him to connect with players all over the world and grow into the coach he is today. Billy remembers one day getting to the park 90 minutes early. He’d gotten to know some of the players. So to kill time, he went to one of the guy’s homes. “We’re sitting in his apartment, his mom’s working two jobs and wasn’t even home,” Billy said. “He opens up the fridge and the only thing that was in there was a jug of water and the guy hadn’t eaten all day. “(I) was exposed to what actual real life living was like and what guys were dealing with on a regular basis.”
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Greg LaFever, 51, of Midwest City was a star athlete at Putnam City West High School, where he played football and baseball. LaFever was an All-City and All-State pitcher, leading the Patriots to the state championship game. He played at Wichita State (Kan.) and in minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Los...
TRIBUTES: A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience
BY SCOTT MUNN | Jul 27, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Greg LaFever, 51, of Midwest City was a star athlete at Putnam City West High School, where he played football and baseball. LaFever was an All-City and All-State pitcher, leading the Patriots to the state championship game. He played at Wichita State (Kan.) and in minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers. Bill LeRoy, 75, of Oklahoma City. He was a Kansas native who played football for the KU Jayhawks. Also played football and boxed while in the Marines. Worked in the oil business. Tommie Holder, 81, of Snyder was a dirt car racer at old I-35 Speedway. He was a top 10 finisher in points during the 1973 season. A fly fisherman. J. David Lawson, 72, of Edmond was an engineer. Spare time was spent playing golf at Oak Tree, where he served as co-chairman of the cart committee for the 67th Senior PGA Championship. Doris Bruce Gramling, 85, of Oklahoma City played girls basketball at Olustee High School. Kenneth Deatherage, 91, of Hodgen coached Little League baseball. Dr. Kent Braden, 84, of Edmond played football for Elk City High School. He signed up to play ball at Oklahoma, and he was a member of the Sooners' national title team in 1950. But Braden would suffer a career-ending injury and remain with the team as its manager. He went on to become a neurosurgeon in Oklahoma City. Bill Rohrman, 87, of Edmond was a Doylestown, Pa., native where he played high school football, basketball and baseball. An all-conference third baseman as a senior. Worked with the Putnam City Optimist Club, starting the girls softball program. Also served with Golf, Inc., running the city's junior golf circuit for five years. Scored three hole-in-ones. Worked in the insurance business. Robert Ferrell, 83, of Luther taught hunter safety courses for the Oklahoma Department Wildlife Conservation. Frank Barnes, 88, of Longwood, Miss., spent part of the 1955 baseball season with the Oklahoma City Indians. The right-handed pitcher was 4-3 with a 3.78 earned-run average and 61 strikeouts in 69 innings. He spent most of 17 seasons in the minors, although he had a brief 15-game stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. Kenneth Riley, 76, of Blanchard was a Cement High School graduate in 1957. He lettered four years in basketball. Played independent basketball into his 30s just for the love of the game. Caitlin Doty, 19, of Bartlesville earned a black belt in karate. A Barnsdall High School graduate who volunteered to help people with disabilities. Richard Walton, 76, of Oklahoma City was a member of the OU baseball team after graduating from Norman High. A certified public accountant. John Roberts, 94, of Altus hopped a train at age 14 and wound up in Arizona, where he joined a traveling boxing team. Returned home five years later and finished school, then joined the service. Roberts received a Bronze Star with an Award for Valor after pulling a wounded soldier out of a burning halftrack during a mortar attack in Europe. Roberts liked the easy life, too -- he enjoyed a game of golf. Don Daugherty, 88, of Midland, Texas, was a native of Walters. He was a member of the Cameron Junior College basketball team. A geologist by trade. Kenneth Crossland, 78, of Mangum. Played football at Altus High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma football teams that won national championships in 1955 and '56. Worked in life insurance. Buddy Lively, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., played parts of three summers with the Tulsa Oilers baseball team. The Cincinnati Reds prospect had a spectacular 1948 season, going 15-4 with a 2.93 earned-run average. He earned a 10-game promotion to the Reds that season. A World War II veteran. Marion Satterfield, 81, was an accountant. As a young man, he played basketball and baseball at Locust Grove High School. While in the service, Satterfield was invited to play baseball for the Bremerton (Wash.) Naval Reserve Group; most of his teammates were former college and minor league players. Tommy Lott, 66, of Broken Arrow. He was executive director of Indian Nation Youth Sports and Broken Arrow Youth Football. Wayne Lorance, 86, of Hobart. He was a longtime educator who served as basketball coach at several schools in Oklahoma and Colorado. Jimmy Woodard, 69, of Guthrie coached Little League baseball. Rehbecca Teafatiller, 18, of Elmore City, was a cheerleader. Darrell Wiersig, 81, of Anthony, Kan., was an Alva High graduate who attended nearby Northwestern Oklahoma State University. While in college, Wiersig competed in gymnastics and swimming. Larry Miller, 57, of Bartlesville owned a fitness center. Joe Epperley, 90, of Spencer was an award-winning dog breeder. He had several Britney Spaniels that won trophies. An outdoorsman who served in World War II. Pastor Daniel Berg, 30, of Bartlesville played football at Calhan High School in his native Indiana. Marie Pearson Day, 91 of Moore. She played forward on the Paoli High basketball team. Daughter of a sharecropper who sometimes kept Day and her siblings home to pick cotton. Bill Grimes, 84, of Bartlesville judged girls gymnastics at the Phillips Gymnastics Center. He enjoyed racing Hobie Cat catamarans, archery and running. A federal reporting supervisor for Phillips Petroleum. Earl Bales, 69, threw the discus at old Berlin High School. Owned a construction company. BY SCOTT MUNN