Southmoore Sabercats football
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|2013-09-05||vs||Carl Albert||W||37 - 14|
|2013-09-13||vs||Westmoore||L||13 - 31|
|2013-09-20||@||Moore||W||58 - 14|
|2013-09-27||vs||Edmond Santa Fe||L||24 - 35|
|2013-10-04||@||Putnam West||W||62 - 13|
|2013-10-11||vs||Lawton||L||13 - 50|
|2013-10-18||@||Norman||W||33 - 30|
|2013-10-25||vs||Edmond Memorial||W||17 - 3|
|2013-11-01||@||Choctaw||W||35 - 14|
|2013-11-08||@||Mustang||L||21 - 41|
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Southmoore High School Varsity Boys Football
Sep 20, 2014
The COAC was formed in August 2013 by seven school districts — Edmond, Deer Creek, Moore, Mustang, Norman, Stillwater and Yukon. Now, instead of each school being responsible for finding its own nondistrict opponents, scheduling is now done collaboratively.
How the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference has changed nondistrict football scheduling
BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Sep 20, 2014When the football schedule came out this season, Deer Creek coach Grant Gower and his staff discussed the possibility they could start the season 0-3. An opener against Class 6A-II Stillwater followed by Class 6A-I’s Norman and Yukon were a tough draw for Class 5A Deer Creek, and it resulted in that very start. “Obviously our goal is to go win every football game, no matter who it’s against,” Gower said. “With the level of competition being ramped up, we have to continue to meet that.” Welcome to the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference, the first Oklahoma high school conference to change the outlook of nondistrict football scheduling. Instead of each school being responsible for finding its own nondistrict opponents, scheduling is now done collaboratively. “You always put so much emphasis on district games and now for the first time we have a little bit of interest in nondistrict games, not just Edlam and Moore War,” Edmond Schools athletic director Mike Nunley said. “It’s been interesting.” The COAC was formed in August 2013 by seven school districts — Edmond, Deer Creek, Moore, Mustang, Norman, Stillwater and Yukon. One purpose was to help the schools maintain a high level of scheduling with the Class 6A split and with every other sport at the varsity and subvarsity level. And it’s worked well, even with a few surprises. Stillwater is 3-0 after wins against Deer Creek, Mustang and Edmond North. The Pioneers won just two games last season. “We haven’t won a lot of games in the last two years, but I’ve always believed you need to play some good teams early to find out where you are and where you need to improve,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “We absolutely wanted to play some difficult competition and we certainly got some and we’re fortunate to finish it with three wins.” Even Deer Creek is happy with the conference, even if the wins have yet to show. “We could go play Nowhereville, Okla., and win 77-0, but what do you get out of that?” Gower said. “The reality of it is, it’s a big step playing the schedule we’ve got but we embrace it. I don’t want to be 0-3, but it’s a big part of the schedule and we’re excited about the new conference.” There were still challenges when forming the conference. With the new Class 6A format, some schools were having problems completing their schedule. Some Class 6A-I schools even refused to schedule a team in Division II. But Edmond Memorial athletic director Bill Bays sat down with the conference members and worked tirelessly to solve any issues. “He really took the lead on it and I guess I can refer to him as, ‘The schedule master,’” Nunley said. “He tried to make it as fair and he did a great job of sitting down and trying to take all of those factors into play. “Everyone was going to have to make some sacrifices in order for us all to meet the needs of the conference. I really compliment the members of the conference on being able to make those sacrifices.” Nunley also said the biggest difference has been the schedules for junior varsity and freshman games. All are now being played on Monday and they have a full schedule. But Friday nights are more noticeable, with former district opponents like Edmond Santa Fe and Southmoore squaring off despite being in different districts, and rivalry games remaining intact. That’s what thrills members of the conference moving forward. “I think there’s a lot more parity in football than people want to think when you take a few schools out of it,” Nunley said. “The records kind of indicate that. I think that’s been the positive about the football aspect of it.”
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., Mceachern Ga. vs. Lovejoy, Ga., ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Sept. 19
Sep 18, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., Mceachern Ga. vs. Lovejoy, Ga., ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m., Formula One Practice, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 12:30 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., Nationwide Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., ARCA, FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., UConn at South Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 9 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 9 p.m., Colorado at Salt Lake, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Mississippi at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 7:30 p.m., UCLA at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Iowa at Pittsburgh, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Troy at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Bowling Green at Wisconsin, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., W. Illinois at Northwestern, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Maryland at Syracuse, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11 a.m., Old Dominion at Rice, FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m., Tulane at Duke, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2 p.m., UCO at Emporia State, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Florida at Alabama, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., Texas A&M at SMU, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., N. Carolina at E. Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Virginia at BYU, ESPN (Cox 29) 2:30 p.m., Utah at Michigan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Rutgers at Navy, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Nicholls St. at North Texas, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Cent. Michigan at Kansas, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Louisville at Florida Int., FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Texas State at Illinois, ESPNews (Cox 254) 3 p.m., Indiana at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Mississippi St. at LSU, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., N. Illinois at Arkansas, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., App. State at S. Mississippi, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:30 p.m., Oklahoma at West Virginia, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KOKC-AM 1520 6:30 p.m., S. Carolina at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Clemson at Florida State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Miami, Fla. at Nebraska, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/WWLS-AM 640 9:30 p.m., Oregon at Washington St., ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., S.D. State at Oregon St., FS1 (Cox 67) 9:30 p.m., La. Lafayette at Boise St., CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Detroit at Kansas City, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 8 p.m., Texas at L.A. Angels, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 AUTO RACING 8 a.m., Formula One Qualifying, CNBC (Cox 41) 8 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 9 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 10:30 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Truck Series, FS1 (Cox 67) 6:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPNews (Cox 254) GOLF 7:30 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) BOXING 2 p.m., T. Mchunu vs. G. Wilson, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MEN’S SOCCER 6:45 a.m., Queens Park vs. Stoke City, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., West Ham vs. Liverpool, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 4 p.m., Whitecaps FC at Portland, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:30 p.m., Seattle at New York, NBCSN (Cox 251) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Dallas at St. Louis, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, Houston at N.Y. Giants, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Indianapolis at Jacksonville, WWLS-AM 640 3:25 p.m., Denver at Seattle, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:20 p.m., Pittsburgh at Carolina, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/WWLS-FM 98.1 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m., Chi. White Sox at Tampa Bay, WGN (Cox 2) 1 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/TBS (Cox 62) 2:30 p.m., Texas at L.A. Angels, FSOK (Cox 37) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 AUTO RACING 1 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 7 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 7 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 7:30 a.m., Leicester City vs. Man. United, CNBC (Cox 41) 11 a.m., Notre Dame at Virginia, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN’S SOCCER Noon, South Carolina at Auburn, SECN (Cox 275) 2 p.m., Vanderbilt at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) CANADIAN FOOTBALL Noon, Calgary at Montreal, ESPN2 (Cox 28)
THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Mustang at Edmond Memorial, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Norman at Moore, Cox 703/KOKC-AM 1520/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normanhighlive.com 8 p.m., Lubbock Cooper at Stephenville, ESPN2 (Cox 28) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Auburn at Kansas State, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 6:30 p.m., Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama St., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Southeastern (OK) at...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Thursday, Sept. 18
Sep 17, 2014THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Mustang at Edmond Memorial, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., Norman at Moore, Cox 703/KOKC-AM 1520/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normanhighlive.com 8 p.m., Lubbock Cooper at Stephenville, ESPN2 (Cox 28) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m., Auburn at Kansas State, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 6:30 p.m., Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama St., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Southeastern (OK) at Henderson St., CBSS (Cox 249) NFL 7:20 p.m., Tampa Bay at Atlanta, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/WWLS-FM 98.1 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m., Texas at Oakland, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m., Milwaukee at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) GOLF 4:30 a.m. (Fri.), Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER Noon, Part. Belgrade vs. Tottenham, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Everton vs. Wolfsburg, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., Kansas City vs. Saprisso, FS1 (Cox 67) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., USA vs. Mexico, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Tennessee at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., McEachern vs. Lovejoy (Ga.), ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m., Formula One Practice, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 12:30 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., Nationwide Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., ARCA, FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., UConn at South Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 9 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 9 p.m., Colorado at Salt Lake, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Mississippi at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 7:30 p.m., UCLA at Texas, LHN (Cox 274)
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
The controversy caused by a sign at last Friday night’s football game between Westmoore and Southmoore has been resolved by the rival schools. According to a report from KOCO, Southmoore parents were upset over a Westmoore student holding a “We Buy Houses” sign. The parents, who were not named in the report, felt the sign […]
Westmoore football sign controversy resolved
Trent Shadid | Sep 15, 2014The controversy caused by a sign at last Friday night’s football game between Westmoore and Southmoore has been resolved by the rival schools. According to a report from KOCO, Southmoore parents were upset over a Westmoore student holding a “We Buy Houses” sign. The parents, who were not named in the report, felt the sign was a reference to the devastation caused by the May 2013 tornado. On Monday, a Southmoore school official told The Oklahoman the situation has been resolved as students from both schools met and determined the sign was not meant to be offensive. Moore Public Schools Superintendent Robert Romines released the following statement Monday on Facebook: “This morning I had the extreme pleasure of meeting with the leadership classes at both Southmoore and Westmoore High Schools. We discussed the conversations that have been circulating concerning the signs in the Westmoore student section at the SW Showdown football game Friday night. The Southmoore students indicated that they did not feel any malicious intent in relation to the signs held by Westmoore students. The Westmoore students indicated that the signs were not intended to offend anyone; however, they did feel regret that the signs were misinterpreted and have been the subject of controversy. Rivalries are part of athletics! They are what make the games fun and interesting as long as the activities in the stands are tasteful and not hurtful. After speaking with both groups, I truly believe that the students with the different signs were just being “kids” and there was no intent to offend anyone. Dr. Romines Superintendent” A Southmoore official said the school stands behind the statement made by Dr. Romines. The report from KOCO states that Westmoore student Hunter Southerland was holding the sign. Southerland is a standout catcher on the baseball team and is verbally committed to play at the University of Oklahoma. Southerland posted on his Twitter account just moments after the game had ended on Friday night: “I sincerely apologize if Southmoore thought that sign dealt with the tornado. It honestly did not. It was just something random and stupid.” Several students from both schools have indicated on social media that the tornado greatly affected families in both districts.
Sep 15, 2014
On Monday, a Southmoore school official told The Oklahoman the situation has been resolved as students from both schools met and determined a sign was not meant to be offensive.
High school notebook: Controversy resolved in Westmoore sign flap
By Trent Shadid, Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Sep 15, 2014The controversy caused by a sign at last Friday night’s football game between Westmoore and Southmoore has been resolved by the rival schools. According to a report from KOCO-5, Southmoore parents were upset over a Westmoore student holding a “We Buy Houses” sign. The parents, who were not named in the report, felt the sign was a reference to the devastation caused by the May 2013 tornado. On Monday, a Southmoore school official told The Oklahoman the situation has been resolved as students from both schools met and determined the sign was not meant to be offensive. Moore Public Schools superintendent Robert Romines released the following statement on Facebook Monday: “This morning I had the extreme pleasure of meeting with the leadership classes at both Southmoore and Westmoore High Schools. We discussed the conversations that have been circulating concerning the signs in the Westmoore student section at the SW Showdown football game Friday night. The Southmoore students indicated that they did not feel any malicious intent in relation to the signs held by Westmoore students. The Westmoore students indicated that the signs were not intended to offend anyone; however, they did feel regret that the signs were misinterpreted and have been the subject of controversy. Rivalries are part of athletics! They are what make the games fun and interesting as long as the activities in the stands are tasteful and not hurtful. After speaking with both groups, I truly believe that the students with the different signs were just being “kids” and there was no intent to offend anyone. Dr. Romines Superintendent” A Southmoore official said the school stands behind the statement made by Dr. Romines. The report from KOCO states that Westmoore student Hunter Southerland was holding the sign. Southerland is a standout catcher on the baseball team and is verbally committed to play at the University of Oklahoma. Southerland posted on his Twitter account just moments after the game had ended on Friday night: “I sincerely apologize if Southmoore thought that sign dealt with the tornado. It honestly did not. It was just something random and stupid.” Several students from both schools have indicated on social media that the tornado greatly affected families in both districts. OCS ADJUSTING WELL TO DIFFERENT OPPONENTS Oklahoma Christian School football coach Derek Turner lauded his team’s general IQ before the season started. With the Saints 2-0 and partly through a tough four-game stretch to open the season, he appears to be right on the mark. “The biggest thing is they’ve just worked really hard,” Turner said. “We’ve had two totally different types of teams to play, a power-running team and a team that spreads the ball and moves the ball well. They’ve had to pay close attention to what we’re doing in practice, and they’ve done a good job of that.” Kade VanMeter was a star for the Saints in last week’s 43-32 win over Class 4A’s Metro Christian, returning the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and then grabbing two interceptions. Callen Crockett later had a pick-six. It’s a good sign the secondary made big plays with Lincoln Christian’s Micah Wilson coming to town. He’s the best quarterback the Saints have faced to date, making the Bulldogs’ plethora of formations even more challenging. “I don’t think I’ve seen a team that has as many formations and combinations of stuff they do,” Turner said. “It’s very confusing. What they do, they do really, really well. They really are a tough team to figure out.” JOHN MARSHALL LOOKING FOR 3-0 START The John Marshall Bears continue to provide proof that they’ve made significant strides since last season, and the latest evidence came last Friday. They defeated rival Centennial 45-12 to improve to 2-0 in coach Rashaun Woods’ second season. In last year’s meeting with Centennial — a Week 10 showdown with a playoff berth on the line — the Bears lost 21-2 to finish the year at 4-6. John Marshall travels to Crooked Oak on Friday night looking for its first 3-0 start since 2009, when it was in Class 2A. That was also the last time John Marshall finished with a winning record (9-3) or made the playoffs. “These guys have the talent,” Woods said of his team. “A lot of the teams at the top of 3A have been there awhile. We have so much to learn, and we’re gonna continue to get better. “The players are committed. The coaches are committed. And it won’t be long before we’re gonna be able to play against these teams with great tradition.”
Here are The Oklahoman high school sports writers’ predictions of the top 10 games for Week 2 of the football season: Scott Wright Tulsa Union 31, Jenks 28 Lawton 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Douglass 28, Millwood 24 Midwest City 21, Carl Albert 20 Edmond Memorial 20, Edmond North 14 Kingfisher 40, Hennessey 20 Pryor 24, […]
Prep football picks: Week 2 staff has split opinions on Union-Jenks
Trent Shadid | Sep 11, 2014Here are The Oklahoman high school sports writers’ predictions of the top 10 games for Week 2 of the football season: Scott Wright Tulsa Union 31, Jenks 28 Lawton 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Douglass 28, Millwood 24 Midwest City 21, Carl Albert 20 Edmond Memorial 20, Edmond North 14 Kingfisher 40, Hennessey 20 Pryor 24, Wagoner 20 Heritage Hall 24, Clinton 21 Oklahoma Christian 24, Metro Christian 20 Broken Bow 28, Idabel 22 Lock of the Week: Tulsa Union over Jenks. Last year, Jenks made an early statement with a big win against one of Texas’ best teams. Union didn’t pull off the win last week, but took Southlake Carroll to overtime. Last year’s Backyard Bowl came down to playmakers, and the team with the most won. Right now, I think Union has the most. Jacob Unruh Tulsa Union 35, Jenks 28 Lawton 35, Lawton MacArthur 34 Douglass 21, Millwood 14 Midwest City 17, Carl Albert 15 Edmond Memorial 28, Edmond North 20 Kingfisher 27, Hennessey 17 Pryor 24, Wagoner 20 Clinton 21, Heritage Hall 20 Metro Christian 35, Oklahoma Christian School 31 Broken Bow 28, Idabel 24 Lock of the Week: Edmond Memorial over Edmond North. The Bulldogs’ defense was very impressive last week against Southmoore, and if it plays nearly that well it will be enough to slow down a gritty Edmond North team. Trent Shadid Jenks 27, Tulsa Union 24 Lawton 34, Lawton MacArthur 30 Douglass 22, Millwood 20 Midwest City 21, Carl Albert 14 Edmond Memorial 14, Edmond North 13 Kingfisher 35, Hennessey 20 Pryor 37, Wagoner 30 Clinton 28, Heritage Hall 27 Metro Christian 35, Oklahoma Christian 28 Broken Bow 20, Idabel 19 Lock of the Week: Kingfisher over Hennessey. The Yellowjackets defeated Class 4A preseason top-10 Woodward 38-0 last week. While Hennessey is expected to contend for a title in 2A, don’t expect the Eagles to pull off an upset over the top team in 3A. Here are the standings after Week 1: Jacob (6-4, 1-0) Scott (5-5, 0-1) Trent (5-5, 0-1)
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 9, 2014
The Great American Rivalry Series, presented by the United States Marine Corps and AT&T, will highlight the Southmoore vs. Westmoore football game on Friday night at Moore Stadium. According to the series’ website, the game was selected as one of the top 100 must-see rivalries for this season. The Great American Rivalry Series was created in 2004, and has spotlighted rivalries in 36...
High school notebook: Southmoore vs. Westmoore football game featured in series
BY TRENT SHADID, JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2014The Great American Rivalry Series, presented by the United States Marine Corps and AT&T, will highlight the Southmoore vs. Westmoore football game on Friday night at Moore Stadium. According to the series’ website, the game was selected as one of the top 100 must-see rivalries for this season. The Great American Rivalry Series was created in 2004, and has spotlighted rivalries in 36 different states. The winner will receive a trophy, presented by the Marines, and the Most Valuable Player of the game along with the top student-athlete from each school will also be recognized. The series has also teamed up with AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign to help educate teens on the dangers of texting and driving. The promotion encourages students from Southmoore and Westmoore to utilize their Twitter to tweet #X and their school’s hashtag along with a unique message encouraging friends and families to not text and drive. A total of 42 high schools nationwide will participate in the promotion on Sept. 12, Sept. 13, and Sept. 19. OSSAA TO HEAR PRESENTATION FROM PUTNAM CITY The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will hear and possibly take action Wednesday on a presentation from Putnam City regarding a potential penalty for not attending a mandatory workshop before the school year. At last month’s board meeting, it was revealed that Putnam City was among schools penalized for not attending the required workshop. The penalty is that the school is not allowed to host any playoff activities for the school year. The presentation will be made by Putnam City Schools athletic director Dr. Dick Balenseifen and A.D. Burtschi, who is Putnam City High School’s site athletic director. Also on the agenda is the McGuinness lawsuit that was filed Monday, but that discussion is expected to take place in executive session. The OSSAA will also discuss and possibly take action on a partnership with Special Olympics Oklahoma, among other things. MOORE NAMED C-USA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF WEEK Former Edmond North kicker Trevor Moore was honored by Conference USA on Monday after tying a University of North Texas record and nearly setting an NCAA freshman record. Moore made five field goals, which tied North Texas’ record for field goals in one game and fell one shy of breaking the NCAA record for total field goals by a freshman in one game, in a 43-6 win over SMU. He was named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week. He made field goals from 44, 21, 23, 41 and 47 yards. Moore was The Oklahoman’s All-State kicker last season after making 12 of 15 field goals and 33 extra-point tries. PONCA CITY’S SCHILTZ SIGNED BY CHIEFS Former Ponca City football player Adam Schiltz, who played collegiately at Emporia (Kan.) State, was signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Schiltz spent his first pro season on the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad last year.
Sep 8, 2014
The second of three Edlam battles is on tap for Week 2 of the high school football season, and both teams involved — Edmond Memorial and Edmond North — moved up in the Class 6A Division I poll after wins over ranked opponents in the opening week. Edmond Memorial downed Southmoore 20-0 to move up a […]
The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Edmond Memorial, North move up heading into Week 2 showdown
Scott Wright | Sep 8, 2014[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/13/2014/09/Mayerske.jpg]3382733[/img] Edmond Memorial’s Mick Mayerske (15) quarterbacked the Bulldogs to a win over Southmoore that bumped Memorial up to No. 5 in this week’s rankings. The second of three Edlam battles is on tap for Week 2 of the high school football season, and both teams involved — Edmond Memorial and Edmond North — moved up in the Class 6A Division I poll after wins over ranked opponents in the opening week. Edmond Memorial downed Southmoore 20-0 to move up a spot to No. 5, and Edmond North knocked off Edmond Santa Fe 27-24 to jump into the top 10. Owasso was also a big mover after upsetting Broken Arrow. Here’s The Oklahoman’s top 10 heading into Week 2: Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 1-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-1 (2) 3. Norman North, 1-0 (3) 4. Westmoore, 1-0 (4) 5. Edmond Memorial, 1-0 (6) 6. Owasso, 1-0 (10) 7. Mustang, 1-0 (8) 8. Edmond North, 1-0 (NR) 9. Broken Arrow, 0-1 (5) 10. Edmond Santa Fe, 0-1 (7) Dropped out: Southmoore, 0-1 (9)
Sep 4, 2014
OU equipment staff had to take Blake Bell’s helmet inside and replace the facemask before he returned to action in the third quarter.
Oklahoma football notebook: Blake Bell needed new facemask after near-touchdown
BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Sep 4, 2014Late in the first half of last weekend’s season opener against Louisiana Tech, OU quarterback Trevor Knight threw the ball near the back corner of the end zone toward tight end Blake Bell, but a Bulldogs defender was called for pass interference on the play. Bell’s face was slammed into the turf, leaving a giant divot lodged in his facemask, which was also dented. OU equipment staff had to take Bell’s helmet inside and replace the facemask before he returned to action in the third quarter. “It was almost like the guy grabbed my left arm and then somehow, my right arm got stuck, so it's like I just dove, just straight into the ground,” Bell said with a laugh. “At some point, I was just trying to get it out and realized I couldn't.” Bell, who started eight games at quarterback last season, was denied his first career reception last weekend, but is hoping to make an impact in the passing game Saturday against Tulsa. “The connection has definitely been there since the beginning with the both of us,” Knight said. “You want something like that for him and he almost reeled it in. The guy was holding his arm and we got the PI called. He’ll get his opportunity.” WILSON AT CORNER: ‘SO FAR, SO GOOD’ OU senior Julian Wilson started all 13 games last season at nickelback, but moved to corner this year, making his first career start at his new position last weekend against Louisiana Tech. Wilson, who played cornerback at Southmoore and was recruited at the position, was pleased with his first performance, although he said it wasn’t perfect. “I graded out well when I got my sheet at the beginning of the week,” Wilson said. “There’s always room to improve, so I gotta work on things during this week and come out ready for Tulsa.” Asked what mistakes he made, Wilson said, “I’m going to keep that between me and my coach.” His position coach, Bobby Jack Wright, said of Wilson’s transition to corner, “So far, so good.” “I think Julian’s gonna have an excellent year,” Wright said. “One game certainly doesn’t make a season. He’s athletic, he’s fast and he’s pretty smart. “There are subtle nuances about playing corner he may not know and understand yet, but he picks those things up pretty quick.” CAVIL STILL IN THE MIX It seemed strange last weekend when true freshman receiver Jeffery Mead got in the action, while redshirt freshman Dannon Cavil didn’t. Cavil, who graduated high school early and went through spring practices in 2013, is still without a game appearance entering Saturday’s game at Tulsa. “Dannon had a little leg injury,” said receivers coach Jay Norvell. “We are hoping he continues to come on and show us some things, but we’ve got some kids who have done some good things in camp and you kind of get the first shot when you show positive things. “He’s definitely still in the mix. We need him to continue to improve and be ready to go if we need him.” QUOTABLE OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, on his relationship with Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship. Stoops recruited the Tulsa area when Blankenship was coaching at Tulsa Union: “I’ve known Bill many years and really respect him as a coach and as a person. That’s for sure. He’s a really good guy. He was always good to me when I recruited his players.”
Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 games in Week 1 of the football season: Scott Wright Midwest City 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Davis 28, Vian 22 Lawton MacArthur 33, Clinton 27 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 35, Tulsa Union 28 Woodward 21, Kingfisher 20 Tuttle 28, Blanchard 21 Casady 42, Heritage […]
High school football: Staff picks for the top 10 games of Week 1
Trent Shadid | Sep 4, 2014Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 games in Week 1 of the football season: Scott Wright Midwest City 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Davis 28, Vian 22 Lawton MacArthur 33, Clinton 27 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 35, Tulsa Union 28 Woodward 21, Kingfisher 20 Tuttle 28, Blanchard 21 Casady 42, Heritage Hall 38 OCS 24, Ringling 20 Edmond Memorial 28, Southmoore 24 Broken Arrow 31, Owasso 17 Lock of the week: Tuttle over Blanchard. The Brad Ballard era at Tuttle gets off to a roaring start with a win over a nearby rival and top-10 opponent. Jacob Unruh Midwest City 21, Tulsa Washington 17 Davis 27, Vian 24 Lawton MacArthur 35, Clinton 28 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 28, Tulsa Union 20 Kingfisher 28, Woodward 21 Tuttle 35, Blanchard 21 Casady 42, Heritage Hall 35 OCS 35, Ringling 24 Edmond Memorial 28, Southmoore 24 Broken Arrow 21, Owasso 15 Lock of the week: Kingfisher over Woodward. The Yellowjackets looked impressive in a scrimmage against Blanchard last week and have key weapons like Kaden Jackson and Jace Sternberger back on defense that will cause problems for any offense. Trent Shadid Midwest City 20, Tulsa Washington 13 Davis 35, Vian 34 Lawton MacArthur 28, Clinton 22 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 24, Tulsa Union 21 Kingfisher 27, Woodward 21 Tuttle 38, Blanchard 28 Casady 37, Heritage Hall 35 OCS 35, Ringling 30 Southmoore 21, Edmond Memorial 20 Broken Arrow 28, Owasso 13 Lock of the week: Tuttle over Blanchard. The Tigers are going through their first coaching change in 21 years, but the Lions have much more to overcome early in the season after graduating nearly every key contributor from last season’s Class 3A runner-up squad. *Heritage Hall at Casady and Edmond Memorial at Southmoore will be played on Thursday night. All the other games, excluding Davis vs. Vian on Saturday afternoon in Choctaw, will be played on Friday night.
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
The Midwest City vs. Tulsa Washington football game on Friday night was not only selected as The Oklahoman's top game of Week 1 of the high school football season, it was also picked as the Air and Army National Guard Game of the Week. As part of the event, both teams will wear camouflage jerseys. Midwest City will wear digital snow camo jerseys with black trim, and Tulsa Washington will have...
High school notebook: Midwest City, Tulsa Washington to wear special jerseys
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Sep 2, 2014The Midwest City vs. Tulsa Washington football game on Friday night was not only selected as The Oklahoman's top game of Week 1 of the high school football season, it was also picked as the Air and Army National Guard Game of the Week. As part of the event, both teams will wear camouflage jerseys. Midwest City will wear digital snow camo jerseys with black trim, and Tulsa Washington will have green camo. The game is at 7 p.m. Friday at Midwest City’s Rose Field. WAND OFFICIALLY COMMITS TO ARKANSAS STATE Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand verbally committed to Arkansas State recently, ending an odd period of recruitment for the star running back. Wand had reportedly committed to the university early in the month, but Memorial coach Justin Meredith told The Oklahoman on Aug. 15 that he had yet to finalize his decision. The decision became official last week when Wand announced his commitment via Twitter and Instagram. “Your talent is gods gift to you, what you do with it is your gift to god! I’m so blessed to be this blessed and be OFFICIALLY COMMITTED to the University of Arkansas State,” he put in an Instagram photo wearing a Red Wolves shirt. Wand, who is No. 9 on the The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the top recruits in the state, rushed for 1,769 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, but has been dealing with a quad injury during the preseason. PAPI WHITE SUFFERS KNEE INJURY AT OHIO Former Seminole star Papi White was already putting on display his speed and athleticism at Ohio this season as a true freshman, but that came to an abrupt end with a knee injury in Saturday’s opener against Kent State. He has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against Kentucky, Ohio coach Frank Solich said Tuesday. White tweeted Saturday that he suffered an injury to his MCL. A member of The Oklahoman’s All-State team, White rushed for 3,133 yards and 41 TDs last season. He played receiver and running back for Ohio in the season opener. HOBART’S DALKE SECOND Hobart junior Brad Dalke, one of the top junior golfers in the country, shot a three-round total of 2-under-par 214 (72-70-72) at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to finish tied for second at the Junior Players Championship over the weekend. But the runner-up finish might not even be the most memorable moment of the trip. In a practice round last Wednesday, Dalke made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole, with the famed island green, at Sawgrass. Because it was a practice round, the ace actually came on his second attempt off the tee. “Yeah I was kind of mad,” Dalke said with a laugh. “I hit my first shot to about 15 feet, but I didn’t hit it solid, so I hit another one. “It’s still pretty cool. How many people can say they made a shot from the tee box on No. 17 at Sawgrass?” Dalke has another special experience coming up later this month. He’ll leave for Blairgorie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, on Sept. 18 to participate in the Junior Ryder Cup. He’ll get to stay after the three-day event to watch the professionals compete in the Ryder Cup as well. YUKON’S WALLACE, NORMAN’S SON WIN Yukon sophomore Lane Wallace defeated Southmoore’s Lance Gregory in a playoff to win the boys division of the OJGT Labor Day Classic at John Conrad Golf Course in Midwest City. Wallace and Gregory tied at 5-under-par 139 after two rounds. Norman’s Yujeong Son, the 13-year-old who became the youngest winner of the Oklahoma women’s state amateur over the summer, shot back-to-back rounds of 70 to win the girls event by three strokes.
The opening week is loaded with powerful matchups of highly ranked teams and some traditional rivalries.
Oklahoma high school football: Top 10 games for Week 1 of the season
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 31, 2014The opening week is loaded with powerful matchups of highly ranked teams and some traditional rivalries. Here are the top 10 games of the season’s first week: No. 1 Class 6A-II No. 3 Tulsa Washington at No. 1 Midwest City No. 2 Class 2A No. 1 Davis vs. No. 2 Vian, 3 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw No. 3 Class 5A No. 2 Lawton MacArthur at Class 4A No. 3 Clinton No. 4 Class 6A-I No. 2 Tulsa Union at Southlake (Texas) Carroll at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas No. 5 Class 4A No. 5 Woodward at 3A No. 1 Kingfisher No. 6 Class 3A No. 6 Blanchard at 4A No. 6 Tuttle No. 7 Class 3A No. 7 Heritage Hall at Casady (1-0), Thursday No. 8 Class 2A No. 10 OCS at Class A No. 2 Ringling No. 9 Class 6A-I No. 6 Edmond Memorial at No. 9 Southmoore No. 10 Class 6A-I No. 10 Owasso at No. 5 Broken Arrow *-All games Friday unless noted
Aug 31, 2014
The Oklahoman staff combed through every schedule for the season and chose the most impactful games each week for fans to see. Here is that list.
Oklahoma high school football: A week-by-week look at the top games of the season
BY JACOB UNRUH, SCOTT WRIGHT AND TRENT SHADID | Aug 31, 2014After three weeks of practices and scrimmages, official high school football games are upon us. With an impressive schedule to start the season this week that includes several rivalry games Thursday and Friday along with some intriguing games on Saturday, the season should have a strong opening weekend. But the season’s top games don’t stop there. The Oklahoman staff combed through every schedule for the season and chose the most impactful games each week for fans to see. Here is that list. Week 1 Top game: No. 3 Tulsa Washington at No. 1 Midwest City The two teams will meet in Week 1, and could very well meet again in Week 14 with the first-ever Class 6A-II gold ball on the line. As for this week, Tulsa Washington’s athletically gifted offense will get a stout test against the Bombers lauded — and loaded — defense. Honorable mention: No. 1 Davis vs. No. 2 Vian at Choctaw (2A); No. 2 Lawton MacArthur (5A) at No. 3 Clinton (4A), No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I) vs. Southlake (Texas) Carroll at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Week 2 Top game: No. 1 Jenks vs. No. 2 Tulsa Union A rematch of last season’s final Class 6A championship game, this could be a preview of the Class 6A-I title game in December. Lots of crazy things happen — like Dylan Harding’s 77-yard TD reception with 25 seconds remaining last season to propel Jenks. This matchup will be intriguing with both teams replacing several star players. Honorable mention: No. 1 Midwest City (6A-II) at No. 5 Carl Albert (5A); No. 4 Millwood (2A) at No. 2 Douglass (3A); No. 2 Lawton MacArthur (5A) at No. 2 Lawton (6A-II). Week 3 Top game: No. 3 Norman North at No. 4 Westmoore The Timberwolves and Jaguars enter the season as the most likely OKC-area 6A-I title contenders. This matchup features a ton of offensive talent on the field highlighted by Oklahoma State quarterback commitment John Kolar for Norman North and Louisville receiver commitment Dahu Green for Westmoore. Honorable mention: No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I) at No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I); No. 6 Del City (5A) at No. 1 Midwest City (6A-II); No. 7 Heritage Hall (3A) at No. 1 Davis (2A) Week 4 Top game: No. 10 OCS at No. 4 Millwood Though it’s the opening week of district play, the impact of this game could be felt the rest of the season. The winner gets an early leg up on the District 2A-2 race, with Christian Heritage still lurking, waiting for its shot. Honorable mention: No. 6 Edmond Memorial vs. No. 7 Edmond Santa Fe (6A-I); No. 12 Ardmore at No. 6 Del City (5A); No. 10 Owasso at No. 3 Norman North (6A-I) Week 5 Top game: No. 3 Clinton at No. 1 Anadarko The past two Class 4A champions collide with the district title likely in the mix — along with possibly Anadarko’s regular-season winning streak that stretches back to 2009. Last year, Clinton limped into this matchup, but if healthy this is a fight between two heavyweights built on power football. Honorable mention: No. 1 Laverne at No. 2 Pond Creek-Hunter (B); No. 3 Norman North at No. 2 Tulsa Union (6A-I); No. 1 Cherokee (C) at No. 3 Shattuck (C). Week 6 Top game: No. 1 Kingfisher at No. 4 Seminole These two teams have met in the 3A semifinals the past two years, both Kingfisher wins. In 2014, the Yellowjackets and Chieftains have scheduled an earlier meeting, and Seminole quarterback Doc Harvey could be the toughest test of the season for defensive end Jace Sternberger and the Kingfisher defense. Honorable mention: No. 4 Westmoore (6A-I) at No. 1 Jenks (6A-I); No. 9 Tulsa Kelley (5A) at No. 1 Shawnee (5A); No. 9 Beggs (3A) at No. 3 Victory Christian (3A) Week 7 Top game: No. 5 Woodward at No. 1 Anadarko Another huge game in perhaps the toughest district outside of 6A Division I. Woodward was the only team to play Anadarko closer than 20 points in an 18-15 battle last season. This year should be another thriller. Honorable mention: No. 6 Tuttle (4A) at No. 2 Ada (4A); No. 5 Choctaw (6A-II) at No. 6 Stillwater (6A-II); No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I) at No. 4 Westmoore (6A-I). Week 8 Top game: No. 4 Bixby at No. 3 Tulsa Washington A district title is likely on the line here between two 6A-II teams loaded with talent that could translate into a deep playoff run. Both possess talented quarterbacks in Bixby’s Tanner Griffin and Tulsa Washington’s Cordale Grundy along with some veteran presence, making this a nearly even matchup. Honorable mention: No. 4 Westmoore (6A-I) at No. 6 Edmond Memorial (6A-I); No. 6 Apache (A) at No. 1 Hollis (A); No. 1 Jenks (6A-I) at No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I). Week 9 Top game: No. 2 Lawton at No. 1 Midwest City Week 9 is loaded with potentially huge games, none bigger than this matchup of 6A-II title contenders. Midwest City and Lawton would likely be competitive in 6A-I, but the change in class has created new hope for both. If they can meet expectations, this could serve as a championship game preview. Honorable mention: No. 1 Shawnee (5A) at No. 3 McAlester (5A); No. 5 Carl Albert (5A) at No. 4 Guthrie (5A); No. 5 Woodward (4A) at No. 3 Clinton (4A) Week 10 Top game: No. 4 Guthrie at No. 10 Deer Creek Depending how the season plays out, anything could be on the line in this game, from a district title to a No. 4 playoff seed. Guthrie’s talented veteran offense meets Deer Creek’s blossoming defense. Honorable mention: No. 3 Norman North (6A-I) at No. 9 Southmoore (6A-I); No. 5 Broken Arrow (6A-I) at No. 6 Edmond Memorial (6A-I); No. 3 Hennessey (2A) at No. 13 Chisholm (2A).
The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night.
High schools: Big scrimmages highlight final weekend of preseason
By Scott Wright | Aug 27, 2014If you’re looking for an opportunity to see state championship-caliber teams in their final dress rehearsal of the preseason, you have plenty of options Thursday and Friday nights. The high school football scrimmage schedule includes a matchup of the teams that have played for the Class 3A championship the last two years when Kingfisher visits Blanchard on Thursday night. The Oklahoma City schools will be in action in the annual All-City Preview at Douglass and Star Spencer on Thursday and Friday. Mustang’s annual Pigskin Preview features top teams from Class 4A, 5A and 6A on Thursday, and Norman’s Top of the World Classic has another strong field Friday night. Here are some notable scrimmages involving metro-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Davenport, Alex, Haileyville at Allen OKC Legion at Beggs Kingfisher at Blanchard Community Christian at Christian Heritage Academy Edmond Memorial at Del City OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Westmoore at Edmond North Putnam North at Edmond Santa Fe Guthrie at El Reno Seminole at Henryetta Bethel at Hinton Bethany at Jones McLoud at Little Axe Meeker at Luther Bartlesville at Midwest City Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Anadarko, Piedmont, Elk City, Norman North, McGuinness at Mustang Tecumseh, Mount St. Mary at Newcastle Moore at Putnam City Choctaw, Bixby at Southmoore Davis at Tuttle Pauls Valley at Washington Enid at Yukon Friday Burns Flat-Dill City, Morrison at Cashion OCS at Chandler Crossings Christian, Walters at Cordell Prague at Crooked Oak Wynnewood at Dibble OKCPS All-City Preview at Star Spencer and Douglass Heritage Hall, Cascia Hall, Locust Grove at Lincoln Christian Harrah, Durant at McAlester Carl Albert, Deer Creek, Noble, Shawnee, Stillwater at Norman Top of the World Classic Hennessey at Perkins-Tryon Minco at Sayre
Aug 26, 2014
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said senior Julian Wilson’s move to cornerback “went as good as I could have ever hoped for.” So what took so long? Wilson, who was recruited as a cornerback out of Southmoore in 2010, started all 13 of Oklahoma’s games at nickelback last season. Stoops said Wilson was rushing the quarterback more last year than he was dropping into coverage, and OU coaches want junior...
Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops explains Julian Wilson's move to cornerback
BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Aug 26, 2014Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said senior Julian Wilson’s move to cornerback “went as good as I could have ever hoped for.” So what took so long? Wilson, who was recruited as a cornerback out of Southmoore in 2010, started all 13 of Oklahoma’s games at nickelback last season. Stoops said Wilson was rushing the quarterback more last year than he was dropping into coverage, and OU coaches want junior linebacker Eric Striker — one of the nation’s elite pass rushers — to do more of that this season. “We started thinking — Mike (Stoops, the defensive coordinator) and the defensive coaches — who would you rather have rushing, Eric or Julian? It’s pretty evident it wouldn’t be (Wilson),” Stoops said. “In some instances, not having a nickel on the field as much fit moving Julian out there.” Wilson said that despite the fact that he’s been named the starter for Saturday’s season opener against Louisiana Tech, he isn’t getting comfortable because of the talented players behind him. “It feels good, but the work is far from being done,” Wilson said. “I can’t sit back and get comfortable now that I’m the starter because there’s a lot of young guys pushing for spots. “Those young guys are out there competing every day. So really I’m holding my playing ability to a higher standard now that I am the starter.” FORD HAPPY HE DIDN’T REDSHIRT LAST YEAR Oklahoma sophomore running back Keith Ford expected to redshirt last season, especially with three seniors — Brennan Clay, Roy Finch and Damien Williams — ahead of him on the depth chart. “I had some doubt in my mind my freshman year because I knew there were three seniors in front of me, but you know, I just kept having faith and working hard,” Ford said. “I didn’t get redshirted so I was really happy about that.” Ford appeared in 10 games as a true freshman, carrying the ball 23 times for 134 yards and a touchdown. The Cypress, Texas, native is battling with fellow sophomore Alex Ross to be the Sooners’ primary ballcarrier in 2014. “At the end of the day, when we're in there, we make sure both of us are running as hard as we can,” Ford said. “That's just the thing, the bond, the friendship that we have. We want both of us to do good and to do great things.” DARLINGTON READY TO PLAY Oklahoma junior center Ty Darlington started one game as a true freshman in place of Gabe Ikard, but has spent most of the last two seasons on the sideline waiting his turn. With Ikard graduated, Darlington has taken over the starting center spot full-time. “It really has been a long time since I got to just play football, just step on the field and play every down,” Darlington said. “Even getting back to high school, never having in a long time played multiple games in a row where I play the entire game. So it’s going to be a fun opportunity.” Darlington, from Apopka, Fla., played just enough in 2013 to not qualify for a redshirt season. Now, the former four-star prospect is ready to take on a leadership role on the Sooners’ deep offensive line. “I can’t wait to get out there,” Darlington said. “There is a whole new energy because it’s game week. You can feel it around the locker room and the team.” STOOPS WILL APPEAR ON ‘MIKE & MIKE’ Stoops will appear on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” radio show with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday. The popular radio show is available locally on WWLS-AM 640, and is also simulcast in its entirety on ESPN2. ‘Mike & Mike’ is also available on ESPNRadio.com and on the ESPN Radio smart phone app. QUOTABLE Co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, asked about OU’s scout-team offense, which includes quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dorial Green-Beckham: “It's a pretty good scout team. They don't see that every year, no. You’ll have to ask Mike (Stoops), but I'm sure that doesn't hurt his work.”
Aug 24, 2014
Defending 2A champion and preseason No. 1 Davis will travel to Choctaw to meet second-ranked Vian on a neutral field. The game will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m., following another strong matchup between Class 3A No. 3 Victory Christian and Jones at 11 a.m.
High school notebook: Choctaw to host Saturday doubleheader in Week 1
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Aug 24, 2014When Choctaw began setting up a Sept. 6 doubleheader for the first week of high school football, the school wanted it to be a big event — and accomplished it with a season-opening matchup of Class 2A’s top teams. Defending 2A champion and preseason No. 1 Davis will travel to Choctaw to meet second-ranked Vian on a neutral field. The game will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m., following another strong matchup between Class 3A No. 3 Victory Christian and Jones at 11 a.m. “We started talking about this a year ago, about doing something different,” Davis coach Jody Weber said. “Most states have some sort of kickoff event (to open the season). We are excited about it.” Choctaw opens its season at Sapulpa on Sept. 5. BLANCHARD’S SHORES STRIKES OUT 18 Blanchard pitcher Jaden Shores has been off to a fast start this season. But nothing was more impressive than her performance Tuesday when she struck out 18 batters in a 1-0 softball win over Little Axe. “My team backed me up when I needed it,” she said. “It wasn’t like it was all me. They had a big part of it. They’re always there to pick me up.” Shores now has 67 strikeouts in 11 games for the Lions, who are 9-4 under first-year coach Desiree Booker. “She’s been pitching really well and all of our games have been very close,” Booker said. “A lot of it is just defensive effort by her. She’s getting them to put it in play but not over the top. They’re just not really getting ahold of her. “It helps a lot with confidence. She already is taking ownership of the mound. She’s completely stepped up for us and has definitely won us some ballgames.” SOUTHMOORE OFF TO DOMINANT START Class 6A defending softball champion Southmoore went 6-0 last week, continuing its dominance early in the season. The SaberCats are now 11-1 on the season — the only loss coming to Edmond North — and outscored their opponents 52-1 last week. “I feel like we are further along,” junior Arielle James said. “I think we’ve all matured during the summer with our travel teams and I think that’s really helped us.” Southmoore travels to Edmond Santa Fe on Monday. EDMOND MEMORIAL TAKES VOLLEYBALL TITLE IN BROKEN ARROW Edmond Memorial improved to 8-0 on the young volleyball season, sweeping its way to the championship at the Broken Arrow Tournament over the weekend. Memorial took out Tulsa Kelley in the title match, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23, getting 13 kills from sophomore Alli Evans, who was named tournament MVP. Bulldog seniors Kelsi Hughes and Livi Schiffner were named to the all-tournament team. Memorial finally gets to play on the home court this week, with tough matches against Norman North on Tuesday and a rematch with Kelley on Thursday.
Aug 23, 2014
Kimes Gilbert was invited to walk on as a fullback at OU. He instead decided to go the small-college route, playing at Southwestern Oklahoma State and then transferring to Oklahoma Baptist after it restarted football and hired Gilbert’s high school coach Chris Jensen.
Oklahoma Baptist football: Kimes Gilbert making his mark with young Bison team
By Scott Munn | Aug 23, 2014SHAWNEE — A story problem: A high school football player is invited to walk on as a fullback at the University of Oklahoma. Playing time is not guaranteed. Only the prestige of suiting up for one of the premier college football programs in the land. The high school football player is also offered a scholarship by a considerably smaller football program. He is asked to play defensive end with an opportunity to play a whole lot over a four-year period. Which should he choose? The solution was easy for Kimes Gilbert, a mathematics major who needed no slide rule to figure out that Option B was the correct answer. Less than a week before Oklahoma Baptist begins its season, the redshirt sophomore defensive end already has 21 games of college experience, including 16 as a starter. “I just came to the conclusion that I wanted to look back on my college experience and see it as having a lot of fun,” said Gilbert, a 6-foot, 240-pound rock with a Bam Bam Rubble handshake. “I wanted to have four years of playing time, and I knew that if I went to a small school I could do that. I have confidence in myself that I would’ve eventually played at OU, but it would’ve taken a while, especially as a walk on.” Gilbert was an offensive tackle at Southmoore High School but recruited by colleges as a defensive end because of his shorter stature. Then-Southmoore coach Chris Jensen showed film of Gilbert to Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy, who eventually invited Gilbert to walk on as a fullback. But Gilbert considered his options, the possibilities of playing sooner than later. He signed with NCAA Division II-member Southwestern Oklahoma State and ended up starting five of the 10 games he played on defense. About 100 miles east, Oklahoma Baptist announced it was re-starting varsity football, and it hired Jensen as head coach. Gilbert — as well as several other former SaberCats — transferred to the tiny NAIA program to play for Jensen. The Bison took some lumps during their inaugural season, finishing 3-8. But Gilbert, a one-time state powerlifting champion, was a beast. He led the NAIA with 16 sacks for minus-52 yards. Gilbert finished second in the nation in total tackles for loss with 25 for minus-90 yards. He was named second-team All-American at the end of the season, although some of his statistics were better than first-team selections. “I know Kimes, and he’s not going to rest on that either,” Jensen said. “He’s going to build on it.” Gilbert is the centerpiece figure on the team’s schedule poster that’s handed out to fans. On the OBU website, he is pictured wrapping up a quarterback. A few weeks ago, Gilbert was a first-team preseason All-America pick by USA College Football. He is modest almost to a fault. “At the end of the day, it’s a team effort,” Gilbert said. “I’m still learning the position, I don’t know everything about it. So it’s the result of being surrounded by some great teammates. We blitz a lot, bring a lot of pressure, and some of it is being in the right place at the right time.” Saturday afternoon crowds at OBU might top out at 5,000 compared to 80,000 at a big box venue like Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Central States Football League championships are the goal in Shawnee, not Big 12 titles. But Oklahoma Baptist has turned out as the right place for Gilbert. “I’m a guy who wants to be on the field,” Gilbert said. “I want to be playing and doing my job instead of watching from the sidelines. I made the right decision.”
Aug 21, 2014
NORMAN — Oklahoma’s secondary is the defensive unit facing the most questions and uncertainty entering 2014. The Sooners lost cornerback Aaron Colvin and free safety Gabe Lynn off last year’s team, leaving glaring holes in two key positions on the Oklahoma defense. OU coaches have moved a seasoned veteran into one of those spots, though, allowing senior Julian Wilson to finally play the...
Oklahoma football: Secondary facing questions
By Jason Kersey | Aug 21, 2014NORMAN — Oklahoma’s secondary is the defensive unit facing the most questions and uncertainty entering 2014. The Sooners lost cornerback Aaron Colvin and free safety Gabe Lynn off last year’s team, leaving glaring holes in two key positions on the Oklahoma defense. OU coaches have moved a seasoned veteran into one of those spots, though, allowing senior Julian Wilson to finally play the position he was recruited to play. Wilson was a standout cornerback at Southmoore High, but has played nickelback and dimeback throughout his career — until now. “I played boundary corner in high school, so really now, being able to do that at the college football level is really exciting,” Wilson said. Coaches haven’t named a starter at the cornerback position opposite Zack Sanchez, but all signs point to Wilson emerging from the long competition with junior Cortez Johnson and sophomore Dakota Austin and Stanvon Taylor. “A starter isn't named yet, so really all I can do is go out there and compete every day until they name the starter next Saturday,” Wilson said. “So really, I’m not worrying about starting, I’m just going out there, reviewing the film and making sure I don't make the same mistakes I made the day before.” Wilson started all 13 games last season at nickelback. That spot is likely to be filled by senior Quentin Hayes, last year’s strong safety. Sophomores Hatari Byrd and Ahmad Thomas are competing with true freshman Steven Parker, a former Jenks standout, for the safety spots. “I think they’ve all had good camps,” said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops. “We haven’t really set a final rotation, but I’m rotating all four of them at different positions. So they’re all interchangeable pieces for us. “All four will play. They all have worked hard and deserve the opportunity to play.”
Aug 20, 2014
Wilson has started 13 career games over the past two years at dimeback and nickelback, but played corner in high school at Southmoore.
Oklahoma football: Julian Wilson the favorite at cornerback
By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Aug 20, 2014Based on interviews with players and coaches, it would appear senior Julian Wilson is now the clear favorite to start at the vacant cornerback spot opposite Zack Sanchez. Wilson has started 13 career games over the past two years at dimeback and nickelback, but played corner in high school at Southmoore. “He's picked it up really well,” Sanchez said. “He played it in high school, so it wasn't all new to him. “He's an athletic guy and he's smart as well, so his technique and things like that are always on point so it was really easy for him to pick it up.” Wilson said he’s still competing with junior Cortez Johnson and sophomores Dakota Austin and Stanvon Taylor for the spot, and isn’t taking anything for granted until coaches name a starter. KNIGHT: SHEPARD CAPABLE OF MOVE OUTSIDE Junior receiver Sterling Shepard is expected to work as an outside receiver this fall after spending his first two seasons in the slot. Shepard, the most experienced returning wide receiver, is “one of those few guys that’s capable of playing on the inside and on the outside,” said quarterback Trevor Knight. “It is a different position, but he's still gonna use what he's good at, and that's his speed,” Knight said. “He's gonna be able to run past people.” Shepard and fellow junior Durron Neal are the best two outside receivers currently, while redshirt freshman K.J. Young and true freshman Michiah Quick appear to be the top options in the slot. OU-TULSA TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY The University of Tulsa is making tickets available Saturday for its Sept. 6 home game against Oklahoma. All seats are priced at $90, and tickets can be purchased online at TulsaHurricane.com. If tickets are still available after the Saturday sale, fans can purchase them by calling (918) 631-4688 or by going to the TU Athletic Ticket Office beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. The OU-Tulsa game is scheduled for 11 a.m. QUOTABLE Senior defender Geneo Grissom, asked if he’s comfortable at linebacker after an offseason move from defensive end: “Everyone asks me if I’ve found a home. It’s not really about finding a home. It’s just about finding a place where I can make plays for the team. I love it. I feel like it’s a great position for me and I can make plays there and help the defense.” BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER
Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field.
High school football: Norman North-Edmond Santa Fe highlight scrimmage action
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Aug 20, 2014A year ago this week, all eyes were on one high school scrimmage. Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North were set to meet as part of a four-team scrimmage with two of the top quarterbacks in the nation. A year later, Santa Fe's Justice Hansen is fighting for the backup job at Oklahoma and Norman North's David Cornwell is trying to climb the depth chart at Alabama. But the same scrimmage still has fans buzzing. Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, Westmoore and Tulsa Union — four of the best teams in the state — will all be on the turf at Norman's Harve Collins Field beginning at 3:50 p.m. Thursday. At 6, Westmoore will face Union in a game-like scrimmage, with Edmond Santa Fe and Norman North following at 7. Norman North once again has a Division I quarterback in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar, while Keaton Torre is behind center for Edmond Santa Fe. Only a junior, he already has an offer from Louisville and is expected to be one of the state's top players in the 2016 class. Westmoore, which made its rise toward the top of Class 6A last season, has perhaps the state's best group of wide receivers, led by Louisville commit Dahu Green. Here's a list of notable scrimmages involving Oklahoma City-area teams Thursday and Friday: Thursday Tuttle at Cache McGuinness at Lawton MacArthur Southeast, Bridge Creek at Little Axe Chandler, Western Heights at McLoud Edmond Santa Fe, Westmoore, Tulsa Union at Norman North Millwood, Purcell at Plainview Del City at Putnam City North Edmond North, Deer Creek at Putnam City West Friday Midwest City, Mustang at Muskogee Noble at Ardmore Harrah, Newcastle at Bethany Washington, Crooked Oak, Holdenville at Bethel Southmoore at Carl Albert Christian Heritage, U.S. Grant at Casady Shawnee, Tecumseh, Sand Springs at Choctaw Dibble at Community Christian Destiny Christian at Coyle Thomas at Crescent Rush Springs at Crossings Christian Moore at Edmond Memorial Clinton at El Reno Putnam City at Enid Cashion at Hennessey Holland Hall at Heritage Hall Luther, Summit Christian at Kiefer Douglass, Guthrie, Tulsa Kelley at Langston Jones, Cushing at Meeker Apache at Minco Marlow at Pauls Valley Perkins-Tryon at Perry Kingfisher at Piedmont Mount St. Mary at OCS Yukon, Tulsa Washington, Jenks at Sapulpa Lexington at Wayne
Aug 13, 2014
“I’m very fortunate to step into a great group of kids,” Stark said. “They’ve rolled with it and they even continued to work hard without a head coach during a couple weeks this summer. I was also really fortunate to inherit a great staff. I only had to hire one coach. So in both senses, with the kids and the staff, I couldn’t ask for a better situation to be stepping into.”
High schools: New Southmoore coach stepping in good situation
By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Aug 13, 2014MOORE — Entering just its seventh year as a school, Southmoore football is beginning this season with its third head coach. Jeremy Stark was promoted from his defensive coordinator post this summer and began leading the SaberCats this week with preseason practice getting underway. Stark previously spent four seasons as an assistant under Jeff Brickman, and the past two as the defensive coordinator. Brickman left this summer to become the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma Baptist under another former Southmoore coach in Chris Jensen. “I’m very fortunate to step into a great group of kids,” Stark said. “They’ve rolled with it and they even continued to work hard without a head coach during a couple weeks this summer. I was also really fortunate to inherit a great staff. I only had to hire one coach. So in both senses, with the kids and the staff, I couldn’t ask for a better situation to be stepping into.” Brickman’s departure also left a void in the play-calling duties, which will now be the responsibility of Luke Hackbarth. Hackbarth previously had two separate stints as Southmoore’s quarterbacks coach (2009-11 and 2013) before his recent promotion to offensive coordinator. “(The offense) is completely different,” Stark said. “We’ll be a ball-control team. We’re going to eat some clock and look to get positive yards running the football first. In the past we’ve been mostly a score quick and score a lot team, but based on what we have this year we’ll rely a little bit more on our defense.” Stark expects the new offense to allow the defense to lower its 24.5 point per game average from a season ago. “Both sides of the ball will work hand in hand to get our defense less snaps,” Stark said. The SaberCats are currently having a quarterback battle as they transition to a new offense. Returning starter Conner Uselton and freshman Casey Thompson are competing for the quarterback spot with the coaching staff hoping to make a decision during preseason camp. There’s also uncertainty at running back with the graduation of 1,000-yard rushers Pierce Spead and Jaelon Walker. Despite the changes, Southmoore feels it has enough depth at the skill positions and on defense to compete with the best in Class 6A this season. “So far I feel like things are going great,” said senior receiver Zac Hernandez. “Our team has changed, and we’ve started coming together better and earlier than I thought we would. I think we’re going to do good things this year.”
Aug 12, 2014
Southmoore’s Conner Uselton emerged last season as one of Class 6A’s top young quarterbacks while starting as a freshman. This preseason, the sophomore is fighting for his job as impressive freshman Casey Thompson enters the mix at the position. “Both of them bring great things to the table,” said Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark. “Both of […]
High school football: Conner Uselton, Casey Thompson in QB battle at Southmoore
Trent Shadid | Aug 12, 2014Southmoore’s Conner Uselton emerged last season as one of Class 6A’s top young quarterbacks while starting as a freshman. This preseason, the sophomore is fighting for his job as impressive freshman Casey Thompson enters the mix at the position. “Both of them bring great things to the table,” said Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark. “Both of them are super athletic, smart kids, hard workers. Conner has the experience, but Casey is a great athlete who is working his tail off. It’s really neck and neck. We’ll put the best guy out there for our team, and both these guys can play probably a half dozen other positions depending on what happens.” Casey is the younger brother of former Southmoore and OU quarterback Kendal Thompson, who is now at Utah. Uselton completed 55 percent of his passes while throwing for 709 yards last season. He saw action in nine games, missing one due to a concussion. Stark says the coaching staff would like to name a starter during preseason practice, but didn’t rule out the possibility of playing both during the season until the starting spot is earned. “It’s a great situation to have with two guys that can really play,” Stark said. “Also, both have different strengths of their own and that can put opposing teams in a situation where they have to prepare for two different styles.”
Aug 11, 2014
High school football practice started across the state Monday, but the Bobcats had much more on their minds than blocking drills and pass routes.
High schools: Bridge Creek is starting from scratch — from the inside out
By Scott Wright | Aug 11, 2014BLANCHARD — Bridge Creek football coach Greg Wallis opened the door to an empty 12-foot-by-14-foot room next to the team locker room. It used to be the coaches’ office for him and his staff. Now, their desk chairs sit outside, covered in paint. Their computers are around the corner, ruined after being soaked in bleach. A flat-screen television hangs on the wall, oddly untouched by vandals who seemed determined to destroy everything in the Bridge Creek fieldhouse last week. Nearly every piece of equipment — helmets, shoulder pads, blocking dummies, footballs — was damaged, slashed or drenched in some kind of liquid that left it unusable. High school football practice started across the state Monday, but the Bobcats had much more on their minds than blocking drills and pass routes. “Everybody else is starting their first practice today, but we can’t. We don’t have the equipment we need,” said senior Mason Trevino. “But we’re working on getting all that stuff. We’re kind of set back at the moment, but we can’t look back from here. Just keep moving forward.” Seventeen of the team’s 50 helmets were unharmed, and a few more were able to be saved, but needed to be professionally reconditioned. Southmoore High School, which knows about loss after several players had their homes destroyed in the tornado of May 20, 2013, was one of the first to step up with some donation items, including one pressing need — footballs. All but one of Bridge Creek’s balls was punctured. The vandals used whatever they could find inside the fieldhouse, and brought some of their own chemicals to do as much damage as possible. They used rat poison, bleach, laundry detergent, toilet cleaner and carpet glue. They pushed a soda machine over and destroyed paper documents that included things like the players’ proof of preseason physical exams. Externally, the investigation to find the guilty parties is ongoing. Internally, the Bobcats are still trying to assess the damage and clean it up, while also trying to start their season. Wallis already knows the total of the damages will exceed $50,000, and by the time all of it is added up, it could be well more than that. “Replacing this floor is $30,000 alone,” Wallis said, looking down at the green artificial turf that runs through the locker room and weight room. “Helmets and shoulder pads and footballs — those things add up pretty fast.” Two helmet companies were sending a representative to Bridge Creek early in the week. Along with the footballs donated by Southmoore, and some more from Wal-Mart, the Bobcats could be on the field for some non-padded workouts this week. “We’re getting closer,” Wallis said. “It’s a process.” Of course, getting on the field for practice is only a piece of the process. There’s still hours of clean-up to be done, insurance estimates to be filed and replacement items to be purchased. But the Bobcats are digging deep to find the positive side of this act of pure malice. Especially at a small school like Bridge Creek, players tend to take ownership of their locker room, their weight room, their equipment. And rather than being consumed by what happened to them, they’re focused on building back what they had, and making it better than before. The team’s new motto is, “The process begins here.” “We want to move forward together. Forget what happened,” senior quarterback Jimmy Wynne said. “This is just another bump. We’ve been through some bumps, so I think we’ll bounce back from it pretty easily.”
Media notes: Tulsa Union, Broken Arrow to make four appearances each on Cox high school football schedule
Cox schedule includes telecasts during first four weeks of the playoffs
Media notes: Tulsa Union, Broken Arrow to make four appearances each on Cox high school football schedule
Aug 6, 2014Cox announces high school football schedule Tulsa Union and Broken Arrow will make four appearances each in the Cox Communications high school football telecast package. The schedule for the The Cox Channel (channels 3 and 703) includes the Tulsa Union-Jenks game, generally considered the state’s biggest rivalry game, on Sept. 12. Southmoore, Owasso, Bixby, Jenks and Norman North are scheduled to make two appearances each. Several dates will be filled later in the season. Cox has scheduled two games for both Oct. 16 and Oct. 24. On Oct. 16, Norman North at Edmond North will air in Oklahoma City and Owasso at Tulsa Union will air in Tulsa. The other game will air on delay. On Oct. 24, Cox will air either Bixby at Tulsa Washington or Jenks at Broken Arrow. The other game will air on delay. All the games also will be streamed live at www.coxhshub.com. The Cox schedule includes playoff games on Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 and state championship games the weekend of Dec. 5-6. Oklahoma City area announcers will be Steve Marshall, analyst Rod Thompson and sideline reporter Kaycee Boles. Tulsa area announcers will be Nathan Thompson, analyst Rod Thompson and sideline reporter Mike Ziegenhorn. The Cox HS Hub Game of the Week schedule also was released. Those games will be webcast at www.coxhshub.com. Steve Marshall and Josh Helmer will share play-by-play duties with analyst Mike Whaley. Cox Channel 3/703 schedule (All games start at 7 p.m.) Sept. 4, Edmond Memorial at Southmoore. Sept. 5, Owasso at Broken Arrow. Sept. 11, Bixby at East Central. Sept. 12, Tulsa Union at Jenks. Sept. 18, Norman at Moore. Sept. 19, Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union. Sept. 26, Owasso at Norman North. Oct. 3, Bishop McGuinness at Deer Creek. Oct. 9, Tulsa Union at Southmoore. Oct. 10, Open. Oct. 16, Norman North at Edmond North. Oct. 16, Owasso at Tulsa Union. Oct. 24, Bixby at Tulsa Washington. Oct. 24, Jenks at Broken Arrow. Oct. 30, Broken Arrow at Edmond Santa Fe. Oct. 31, Carl Albert at Guthrie. Nov. 7, Open. Cox HS Hub Game of the Week Sept. 5, Lindsey at Purcell. Sept. 12, Mooreland at Cashion. Sept. 19, Yukon at Deer Creek. Sept. 28, Newcastle at Cache. Oct. 3, Tuttle at Bristow. Oct. 10, Fredrick at Washington or TBA. Oct. 16, Nowata at Vian. Oct. 24, Kellyville at Lincoln Christian. Oct. 31, Altus at Duncan. Nov. 7, TBA. Short takes Westmoore High School football games and OU baseball and softball games and will air on the Tyler Media’s new The Franchise 2, KEBC-AM 1560 and FM 92.9. Program director Buddy Wiley said select OU baseball and softball games also will air on The Franchise 107.7. WWLS-FM 98.1, The Sports Animal, has received rights to air the Westwood One NFL and NCAA football broadcasts. WWLS will air NFL primetime games on Sunday, Thursday and Monday. WWLS also will also air Sunday doubleheader games and all playoff games. Program director Dax Davis said the station also will carry NCAA football games from Westwood One. Sideline reporter Erin Andrews is joining Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on Fox’s No.1 NFL broadcast team. The trio’s first game will be San Francisco at Dallas at 3:25 p.m. Sept. 7. Other Fox teams include Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale; Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin; and Kenny Albert, Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Tony Siragusa. Dick Stockton and reporter Kristina Pink will work with analysts Donovan McNabb, Brady Quinn and Kirk Morrison, who will alternate. By Mel Bracht
Jul 28, 2014
Stephen McClernon showing more confidence at quarterback for Edmond North
High schools: District 6A-I-2 football preview
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jul 28, 2014After winning the quarterback battle early last season, Edmond North’s Stephen McClernon sometimes struggled to gain his footing. Now entering this season, coach Scott Burger said the senior quarterback has grown during the offseason. “Stephen has gotten a lot better from last year,” Burger said. “He’s more familiar with the offense. You can tell his confidence level increased as the season went on, and having a whole year under his belt will help him.” McClernon completed 147 of 256 passes for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, but he also threw 11 interceptions while helping the Huskies to a 7-5 record and the second round of the Class 6A playoffs. Burger thinks he’s shown potential in the offseason to be even better this season. “I tell those kids at quarterback they need to be the coach on the field, they need to see what I see,” he said. “When we watch film, he’s seeing that. He’s got the ability to change to another play if he needs to now, which he probably didn’t feel comfortable doing that earlier this year.” GARRETT READY TO LEAD MUSTANG Back in February, Chandler Garrett decided it was time to fully focus on his future as a football player. So the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Garrett, then a sophomore, gave up his spot as a regularly used reserve on the Mustang basketball team to commit himself to becoming a better quarterback. Now a junior, Garrett is ready to improve on last season’s numbers of 1,683 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions as only a part-time starter. He shared the job with Frankie Edwards, who has now graduated, and Garrett has it all to himself heading into coach Jeremy Dombek’s second season with the Broncos. “This year is a lot different than it was last year when I was coming in behind Frankie,” Garrett said. “We’re going to miss him and all those seniors a lot. “I decided I needed to focus on my craft here, rather than in basketball.” Mustang lost some talented receivers, but Garrett and senior David Parker have a strong connection. Parker caught 35 passes for 457 yards and three touchdowns last year. SOUTHMOORE COUNTING ON EXPERIENCE With former defensive coordinator Jeremy Stark taking over as Southmoore’s new head coach, you can expect the SaberCats to have a defensive focus. And with players like 6-4, 265-pound Bobby Henry and 6-4, 245-pound Dakota Troglin — both Division I prospects — size will play an important role. And though Southmoore graduated some key players at running back and receiver, the offense has an experienced quarterback in the huddle. Connor Uselton is only a sophomore, but he gained significant experience as a freshman starter. RUNNING GAME A THREAT FOR NORMAN NORTH, TOO With his verbal commitment to Oklahoma State back in the spring, Norman North quarterback John Kolar suddenly grabbed the spotlight on the Timberwolves’ offense. But don’t forget about running back Quan Hogan and a talented offensive line that was loaded with sophomores a year ago. Hogan, a junior who already has an offer from Tulsa, proved to be a threat carrying the ball or catching it out of the backfield, rushing for 1,003 yards to go with 830 receiving yards and 17 total touchdowns. EXTRA POINTS Give Tulsa Union the award for the toughest non-district schedule. After opening with Texas power Southlake Carroll, the Redskins face rivals Jenks and Broken Arrow... After serving as the team’s offensive coordinator last year, Rod Richardson will have some important pieces in place when he begins his first season as Putnam City North’s head coach, starting with returning quarterback Chase Sparks... Owasso coach Bill Patterson calls defensive end Michael Anderson “One of the best defensive players to put on a Ram uniform in several years.”... New coach Paul Hix will have a unique turnaround job at Moore. The former Stillwater offensive coordinator brings a pass-heavy background to a team that has been focusing on the run game the last few years. District 6A-I-2 coaches’ poll 1. Tulsa Union (11-3) 2. Norman North (7-4) 3. Owasso (5-6) 4. Southmoore (6-4) 5. Edmond North (7-5) (tie) Mustang (7-5) 7. Putnam City North (4-6) 8. Moore (1-9) *Note: Last year’s records in parentheses
PIEDMONT: KASEY REIN Athletics: State swimming champion in the 200 individual medley, state runner-up in the 100 backstroke as a senior. Won 500 freestyle and 100 back as a junior, 200 IM and 100 back as a sophomore. Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State. Four-time second-team All-City. State qualifier in track and cross country. Will swim at Evansville. Academics: Weighted grade point average...
2014 Scholar-Athletes: Part 5
BY JENNI CARLSON | Jun 29, 2014PIEDMONT: KASEY REIN Athletics: State swimming champion in the 200 individual medley, state runner-up in the 100 backstroke as a senior. Won 500 freestyle and 100 back as a junior, 200 IM and 100 back as a sophomore. Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State. Four-time second-team All-City. State qualifier in track and cross country. Will swim at Evansville. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.2. Scored 25 on the ACT. National Honor Society. Activities: Science Club. Spanish Club. Key Club. Quote: “Kasey is highly motivated and sets high standards.” — Shelly Thomas, English teacher. College choice: University of Evansville Also nominated: Bre Davis, Jamie Lowrie PUTNAM CITY: GARRETT LENZ Athletics: Varsity baseball for four years, three years as a starter. Also played basketball. Academics: Scored 27 on the ACT. Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Activities: Student council vice president. Spanish and Latino Student Association. Youth Leadership Exchange. Oklahoma City Beautiful. Oklahoma Student Council District 10 vice president. Feed the Children and Dwight Mission Summer Camp volunteer. Quote: “Garrett is the kind of young man I admire. He is intelligent, compassionate, dependable and loves to serve others.” — Pam Simmons, English teacher College choice: Oklahoma State Also nominated: None PUTNAM NORTH: KOOPER TAYLOR Athletics: Captain of the volleyball team as a senior. Winner of team’s Award of Excellence. Captain of OK Charge club volleyball team. Academics: Scored 34 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.6. Valedictorian. National Honor Society. Academic All-State. OU Academic Scholar. Activities: Four-year class officer. Panther Pals leader. Youth Leadership Oklahoma. Girls State. Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award. Quote: “It is my pleasure to be her teacher as she simply enjoys learning. She is the type of student all teaches wish to have in class.” — Deborah Hill, Spanish teacher and volleyball coach College choice: Oklahoma Also nominated: Blake Harris PUTNAM WEST: RYAN DUNN Athletics: All-District 6A-4 wide receiver in football as a senior. All-conference honoree as well. Selected as team’s offensive player of the year. Three-year varsity starter. Academics: Grade point average of 3.5. Ranked in the top 15 percent of his class. Activities: DECA. Quote: “Ryan has a heart of a lion. He can get anything done he puts his mind to. He studies hard and works even harder for what he wants.” — Sharie Ainsworth, sports medicine teacher College choice: Undecided Also nominated: None SHAWNEE: McKENZIE COOPER Athletics: Member of four state qualifying teams in basketball, including one champion. Second-team All-State and first-team Big All-City as a senior. Second-team Big All-City in softball as a junior. Missed senior season with knee injury. State golf qualifer as a sophomore. Will play basketball at Oklahoma Baptist. Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. National Honor Society. Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Tri-Hi-Y. First National Bank Student Advisory Board. Quote: “Her attitude is exemplary. She is always ready to learn and help others learn.” — Terri Moore, English teacher College choice: Oklahoma Baptist Also nominated: Daniel Langley, Maddie Rutherford SOUTHEAST: ANTHONY BRYANT Athletics: Honorable mention Big All-City defensive lineman in football as a senior. Received the basketball team’s sportsmanship award. Captain of the football, basketball and track teams as a senior. Will play football at Southern Nazarene. Academics: Grade point average of 3.2. Activities: Senior class treasurer. Business Professionals of America treasurer and historian. Key Club. Yearbook. Quote: “His love of sports has inspired him to work to promote healthy lifestyles and has been instrumental in his plans of becoming a teacher and coach.” — Evon Finklea, counselor College choice: Southern Nazarene Also nominated: Alejandra Amezquita, Daevion Nelson SOUTHMOORE: CASSIDY OLSEN Athletics: Qualifier for the state track meet in the high jump. Holds school record in the high jump. Four years varsity track, two years varsity basketball, one year varsity cheerleading. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.3. Scored 26 on the ACT. Trustee’s Academic Scholarship. Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Choir. All-State Women’s Chorus. All-State Mixed Chorus. Quote: “She never allows anything to divert her from her long-term goals. Cassidy always exudes great confidence in her abilities.” — Shanon Atkinson, track coach College choice: Oklahoma Baptist Also nominated: Rachel Copus STILLWATER: CHARLES CLARK Athletics: Member of state championship team in swimming as a senior when he finished second in the 100 backstroke, third in the 100 butterfly. Honorable mention All-City as a junior and senior. Academics: Scored 31 on the ACT. Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Activities: Student council treasurer. Beta Club historian. Junior class treasurer. Disc Golf Club historian. Quote: “Charles has severe problems with his spine ... yet each day he battles through the pain, always working to better his times.” — Tommie Grant, math teacher College choice: Trinity University Also nominated: Sarah Carpenter, Nathan Herrmann
Jun 29, 2014
Westmoore senior principal Brian Fitzgerald a candidate to replace Carl Franks as district AD. Jeremy Stark a candidate to take over as head football coach at Southmoore.
High school notebook: Moore board to name district athletic director, Southmoore coach
By Jacob Unruh | Jun 29, 2014The Moore Board of Education will discuss and take action regarding naming a new district athletic director and Southmoore football coach during Monday night’s special meeting. Former Moore athletic director Carl Franks was recently reassigned within the district. The agenda says the board is considering Brian Fitzgerald, the senior principal at Westmoore, to replace Franks. Also, the board will consider the promotion of Southmoore defensive coordinator Jeremy Stark to head coach, replacing Jeff Brickman. The board will also vote on naming former Crooked Oak soccer coach Mike Fadum the new boys soccer coach at Moore. KRALIK NAMED CAPITOL HILL COACH Longtime Blanchard boys basketball coach William Kralik has been named the coach at Capitol Hill. Kralik spent the past 10 years with the Lions, going 129-127. Kralik, a U.S. Grant alumnus, also led the Lions to 22-win seasons in 2009 and 2013. Capitol Hill went 6-12 last season, losing to Carl Albert in the Class 5A regionals. EDMOND NORTH’S OLSEN PICKS UP FIRST OFFER Edmond North’s Abby Olsen picked up her first scholarship offer last week when Brigham Young University offered the sophomore guard. Olsen picked up the offer at an elite camp. A freshman last season, Olsen joins standouts Ana Llanusa of Choctaw, Bethany Franks of Norman and Jo’Nah Johnson of Edmond Santa Fe with Division I offers in the 2017 class.