Week 8 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/18/2018 8:50:43 AM
A quick nugget on Michael Swisher and his picks. At the start of the season, he proclaimed to be the worst picker known to man (we were all hopeful). Instead, he's ended up boat-racing myself and Whitt, setting up a two-man race to first pl...
Week 8: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/16/2018 12:15:45 AM
It's time for fall break, and some district titles could be decided this week.Here's what's on tap:1. 6AII No. 4 Midwest City (5-2) at 6AII No. 3 Del City (6-1): District 6AII-1 has become a three-team race, and this one will go a long way ...
Week 8 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/15/2018 11:30:31 AM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 8Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 7-02. Jenks (2) - 6-13. Union (3) - 5-24. Edmond Santa Fe (4) - 6-15. Owasso (5) - 4-36. Putnam City North (6) - 6-17. Westmoore (7) - 5-28. Moore (8) - 4-39....
Week 7 Player of the Week Poll
by Korry Rogers (@KorryRogers) 10/15/2018 10:13:00 AM
The Skordle Week 7 Player of the Week Poll is sponsored byWeek 7 FinalistsKarder Neville (Hooker) - Senior wide receiver had five catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns on offense. Finished with 12 tackles and an interception return for a...
Week 7 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/10/2018 11:47:45 PM
Well, what we have here is two hotly-contested showdowns for first and third place. Swisher and Coach Turney are locked in a battle for first place, while Whitt and myself charge hard after the bronze.Week 6 picks - Coach Turney 1...
Week 7: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/9/2018 11:26:28 AM
Some rock-solid games this week as district races tighten up.Here's what's on tap this week:1. 5A No. 1 Carl Albert (6-0) at 5A No. 7 Guthrie (6-0): Bluejays beat Carl Albert every year from 2010 to 2015, but the Titans have posted back-to-...
Week 7 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/8/2018 12:36:25 AM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 7Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 6-02. Jenks (2) - 5-13. Union (3) - 4-24. Edmond Santa Fe (4) - 6-05. Owasso (5) - 3-36. Putnam City North (7) - 5-17. Westmoore (9) - 4-28. Moore (10) - 4-29...
Week 6 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/7/2018 9:59:02 PM
The Week 6 Skordle Player of the Week Poll is sponsored by:Week 6 FinalistsWeek 6 Player of the Week PollSevion Morrison (Edison) - Junior running back rushed for 419 yards and six touchdowns in the Eagles’ 49-20 win over Coweta.Jacob Bruce...
Week 6 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/4/2018 10:24:41 AM
Phew, what a relief for myself and Whitt in week 5. Swisher and Coach Turney were leaving us in the dust. But we were able to gain a little bit of ground in the overall standings. Just have to ride the wave of momentum now.Week 5 pi...
Week 6: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/2/2018 10:07:00 AM
There are some quality games to be had in week 6, but nothing like the run of games recently.Here's what's on tap this week:1. 5A No. 3 Collinsville (5-0) at 5A No. 5 Tahlequah (5-0): District 5A-4 supremacy is on the line, and another big ...
Week 5 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/1/2018 9:11:21 PM
The Skordle Week 5 Player of the Week poll is sponsored by:Week 5 FinalistsEli Williams (Sapulpa) - Junior quarterback rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. Also passed for 194 yards and two touchdowns in the Chieftains’ ...
Week 6 Rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/1/2018 12:37:08 AM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 6Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 5-02. Jenks (2) - 4-13. Union (3) - 3-24. Edmond Santa Fe (4) - 5-05. Owasso (5) - 2-36. Putnam City North (7) - 5-07. Westmoore (9) - 4-18. Moore (10) - 3-29...
Week 5 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/27/2018 10:18:52 AM
Whitt and I have reached red-alert status for this season. If we're not careful, we may be stripped of our picking duties. Either that, or our picks will be distributed for pure comedy.Week 4 picks - Swisher 15-3 | Coach Turney 16-2 | ...
Week 5: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/25/2018 12:16:54 AM
District play has arrived in full force, and there are great games all over the state this week.Narrowing down the list to the top 10 games wasn't easy, but here it is:1. 6AII No. 2 Midwest City (3-1) at 6AII No. 1 Stillwater (4-0): In a lo...
Week 4 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/24/2018 1:41:37 PM
The Skordle Week 4 Player of the Week poll is sponsored by:Week 4 FinalistsDarius Boone Jr. (Union) - Senior tailback rushed for 315 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries in Union’s 21-0 victory over Owasso.Jamoni Jones (Memorial) - Seni...
Week 5 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/23/2018 11:46:45 PM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 3Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 4-02. Jenks (2) - 3-13. Union (4) - 2-24. Edmond Santa Fe (5) - 4-05. Owasso (3) - 1-36. Yukon (6) - 4-07. Putnam City North (7) - 4-08. Mustang (8) - 1-39. W...
Skordle shorts: Davenport sets scoring mark, Dax Hill commits and more
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/20/2018 12:42:04 AM
Orr, Acord power Davenport to school recordSenior tailback Jake Acord rushed for 264 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Class B No. 2 Davenport's 80-58 victory over fourth-ranked Alex last week. For the Bulldogs (3-0), 80 points is t...
Week 4 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/19/2018 11:46:31 PM
Well, I can't lie, my performance in Week 3 was disgraceful. It's been a rough go of it for myself and Whitt this season. But we're just waiting for district play to kick it into gear.Week 3 picks - Swisher 11-3 | Coach Turney 10-4 | W...
Week 4: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/18/2018 6:52:52 AM
District play has arrived in full force, and there are great games all over the state this week.Narrowing down the list to the top 10 games wasn't easy, but here it is:1. 6AI No. 2 Jenks (3-0) at 6AI No. 1 Broken Arrow (3-0): This game...
Week 3 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/17/2018 12:18:53 PM
The Week 3 Player of the Week is sponsored byThe finalists are:Jake Acord (Davenport) - Senior tailback rushed for 264 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the Bulldogs’ 80-58 win over Alex. Ryker Hughes (Morrison) - Senior tailba...
Week 4 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/17/2018 6:42:08 AM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 3Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 3-02. Jenks (2) - 3-03. Owasso (3) - 1-24. Union (4) - 1-25. Edmond Santa Fe (7) - 3-06. Yukon (8) - 3-07. Putnam City North (9) - 3-08. Mustang (10) - 1-29. ...
Week 3 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/13/2018 8:56:47 AM
Coach Turney got tired of Old Man Swisher's winning ways every week, so he did something about it. Randy dropped off a 15-4 mark in Week 2, one game better than Swisher. Whitt wasn't too far off with a 12-7 record, and then there was yours ...
Skordle shorts: Piedmont, Midwest City, Crossing Christian, Grove post big wins, plus news and notes
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/12/2018 11:17:49 PM
Piedmont upends WeatherfordQuarterback Dylan Hampton scored on a 5-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, and Piedmont was able to hang on for a 21-10 victory over the Eagles in Week 2. The win over Weatherford was Piedmont's first...
War on 74 Has Huge Rivalry, District Implications for Cashion, Crescent
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 9/11/2018 3:18:43 PM
The trophy reads “Cimarron River Rivalry,” but nobody except a corporate sponsor goes with the politically correct name.It’s the War on 74 and it resumes Friday night when unranked but ever-dangerous Crescent travels to No. 2 Cashion in a h...
Week 3: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/11/2018 12:03:34 AM
Week 3 is upon us. I'd be lying if I said there were a lot of stellar games. But there are some solid matchups here and there.Here are this week's top 10 games:1. 3A No. 5 Cascia Hall (2-0) at 2A No. 1 Millwood (2-0): This is becoming a mai...
Week 3 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/10/2018 6:36:24 AM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 3Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 3-02. Jenks (2) - 3-03. Owasso (4) - 1-24. Union (3) - 1-25. Westmoore (5) - 2-06. Norman (6) - 2-07. Edmond Santa Fe (7) - 2-08. Yukon (8) - 3-09. Putnam Cit...
Week 2 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/9/2018 7:52:26 PM
The Week 2 Player of the week is sponsored byTrey Kiser (Sulphur) - Senior tailback finished with 403 yards and six touchdowns on 15 carries in the Bulldogs’ 47-9 victory over Davis.Ryan Johnson (Metro Christian) - Rushed for 302 yards and ...
Week 2 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/6/2018 1:18:01 AM
Can't sugarcoat the truth: it was a rough go of it for everyone not named Michael Swisher last week. Old man Swisher managed to pull off a 16-8 slate with Week 1 picks, but we can all assume he cheated somehow. As it stands now, Swisher lea...
Skordle Snippets: Trace Ford commits, Stillwater rolls
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/6/2018 1:17:02 AM
Wild Friday for FordEdmond Santa Fe's pep assembly last Friday couldn't start soon enough for Wolves standout Trace Ford. After all, he had a secret to let out.In the hours before Edmond Santa Fe was slated to take on Edlam rival Edmond Nor...
Week 2: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/3/2018 11:58:59 PM
Week 1 offered up a tremendous slate of games. This week doesn't provide near as many spectacular games, but still solid nonetheless.Here are this week's top 10 games:1. 6AI No. 1 Broken Arrow (2-0) at 6AI No. 4 Owasso (1-1): One thing is b...
Week 1 Player of the Week Poll
by Korry Rogers (@KorryRogers) 9/2/2018 5:41:29 PM
The Week 1 Player of the week is sponsored byTo nominate a player for player of the week tweet their name, school, and game stats to @Skordle or email information to benjohnsondp@gmail.com Here are the Week 1 Player of the Week ca...
Week 2 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/2/2018 12:30:16 PM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 2Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 2-02. Jenks (3) - 2-03. Union (4) - 1-14. Owasso (3) - 1-15. Westmoore (7) - 1-06. Norman (8) - 1-07. Edmond Santa Fe (9) - 1-08. Yukon (10) - 2-09. Southmoor...
Stroud's Elerick bulks up for junior year
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/30/2018 9:28:21 AM
Grant Elerick's measurements won't jump off the page at you -- but he's working on it. Following a sophomore season, where he passed for 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns, Elerick is all about sizing up."Putting weight on and getting stronger a...
Zero Week notebook: Several coaches debut at new schools, pick up victories
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/27/2018 12:42:59 AM
Wardogs win in Gardner's debutIt took 17 years, but a Miami coach won his coaching debut on Friday night. Zach Gardner, at the helm in Miami after going 96-32 in 11 season at Afton, guided the Wardogs to a 24-10 victory over Claremore Sequo...
Week 0 Player of the Week
by Korry Rogers (@KorryRogers) 8/25/2018 3:42:25 PM
Skordle will be hosting a player of the week poll each week for the 2018 football season. The poll will be open until midnight each Tuesday night. You can vote once per hour, so vote for your favorite candidate and tell your friends! Week ...
Zero Week picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/23/2018 9:44:57 AM
High school football is back. Check out this week's picks from Michael Swisher, Whitt Carter, Randy Turney and myself.Union at Broken ArrowMichael Swisher: Union 27, Broken Arrow 13Ben Johnson: Union 24, Broken Arrow 17Whitt Carter: Union 2...
Class B preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/22/2018 10:47:38 AM
Looking back at 20172017 district champs B-1: Laverne - Camden Cayot led the Tigers with 1,277 yards and 25 touchdowns during his senior season. The Tigers rattled off 14 straight wins before falling to district mate Shattuck in the ...
Class 6AI preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2018 1:19:01 AM
Look back at 20176AI-1: Jenks - It was a brutal stretch for the Trojans to start the 2017 season. They suffered stinging defeats at the heads of Owasso, Bixby, Union and Springdale Har-Bar (Ark.), but working in Jenks' favor was none ...
Class 6AII preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2018 1:17:57 AM
Look back at 20172017 district champs6AII-1: Midwest City - The Bombers parlayed a narrow overtime loss to Booker T. Washington into an unbeaten run through 6AII's District 1. Midwest City's only challenge in district play was a six-point v...
Class 5A preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2018 1:16:47 AM
Look back at 20172017 district champs5A-1: Ardmore - The Tigers held the inside track in 5A-1 with a six-point victory over Altus in early October. From there, Ardmore claimed its first district crown since 2014, despite a loss to Law...
Class 4A preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2018 1:16:01 AM
Look back at 20172017 district champs4A-1: Heritage Hall - Everyone should have seen it coming from the start. Heritage Hall took down John Marshall -- who went on to win the Class 3A title -- in the first week of the season, and the ...
Class 3A preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2018 1:14:49 AM
Look back at 20172017 district champs3A-1: Oklahoma Christian School - Kingfisher gave OCS a run for its money in district play, but the Saints marched to a 28-22 victory against the Yellowjackets to close out the regular season. In the pla...
Class 2A preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2018 1:13:39 AM
Look back at 20172017 district champs2A-1: Chisholm - The Longhorns were golden when they weren't facing Washington in 2017. Luckily for them, Washington was in a different district, so Chisholm made an unbeaten 6-0 run through A-1 las...
Class A preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2018 1:11:09 AM
Look back at 20172017 district champsA-1: Thomas - The Terriers hit the half-century mark in district titles with an unbeaten run against A-1 foes. A 20-0 win over Hooker set the stage for a district crown, and that was part of the Ter...
Skordle Staff State Baseball Tournament Predictions
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 5/10/2018 8:29:43 AM
Ben Johnson and Michael Swisher are back at it again as they've put together their predictions for this weekend's large-school state baseball tournaments, which begin Thursday.For the record, Swisher picked Leedey to win Class B and Roff to...
Girls Golf: State Tourney Preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 5/1/2018 9:48:06 PM
State golf tournaments will begin Wednesday across the state, from Bartlesville to Norman. The best girls golfers in the state will play a two-day, 36-hole tournament at each site.The forecast should allow for no problems on Wednesday, but ...
Skordle's State Slowpitch Softball Selections
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 5/1/2018 9:57:17 AM
The oversized staff at Skordle put some exhaustive research into this year's slowpitch softball state tournament, which take place Tuesday and Wednesday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.Take these picks to the bank because THEY ARE MONEY:SWISHER...
New High School Athletics Classification
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 4/30/2018 8:24:21 PM
A new classification in Oklahoma high school athletics is on the docket on Capitol Hill in Oklahoma City this week.An amendment to a Senate bill, SB1599, is proposing that “district alignments, tournaments or contests in which the largest c...
Boone twins commit to Oklahoma State
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 4/17/2018 8:16:17 PM
Joey and Stephen Graham had cornered the market on basketball-playing twins at Oklahoma State. That was until this week.On Monday, Memorial’s Kalib and Keylan Boone announced their verbal commitments to Oklahoma State, h...
Former assistants, players reflect on time with Trimble
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 4/14/2018 2:03:13 PM
Loren Montgomery wanted to coach, but he didn’t have anyone to turn to. His playing days at Northeastern State had expired, and he found himself buried at the bottom of any kind of coaching hierarchy.Enter, Allan Trimble.“He gave me my...



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