Waukomis, OK 73773
Record: 3-7 | Unranked
|@ Pond Creek - Hunter||L||36-34|
|vs Oklahoma Bible||L||20-58|
|vs Okeene||Missing Score|
|vs Covington Douglas||L||16-42|
|@ Southwest Covenant||L||60-22|
| Michael Swisher
Five generations of Koy Hughes’ family have graduated from Garber High School.
He didn’t want his son to break that tradition.
With that in mind, Hughes is leaving his post as head football and baseball coach at Waukomis High School to return to his alma mater.
Hughes will be an assistant football coach, serving as the defensive coordinator on Blake Lamle’s staff and take over for Lamle as the Wolverines’ head baseball coach.
“That’s where I’m from and it’s just an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” Hughes said.
He’s served as the Chiefs’ baseball coach the last three years, during which time they compiled a 38-39 record. He was the head football coach in each of the past two seasons and guided Waukomis to a 10-12 mark while reaching the playoffs each year.
“To have the opportunity to go learn from Coach Lamle, someone who has won two state titles, was really big for me,” Hughes said. “This is something, if I want to be a head coach again, that will really benefit me down the line.”
Lamle came to Garber prior to the 2018 season after a five-year stint at Shattuck, the last two as a head coach. His 2017 team won the Class B title and he was the offensive coordinator on the 2015 title team.
“I’m very excited to welcome Coach Hughes back home,” Garber superintendent Will Jones said. “This is a huge hire for our athletic program. He brings great experience as a head football and head baseball coach, and more than anything, the bleeds maroon and gray. He takes great pride in being a Wolverine and is going to come in here and grind and work for Garber.”
Hughes graduated from Garber in 1999 and played on the 1998 Class B state championship football team.
Hughes was also on some successful Garber baseball teams.
“Garber had a really good run in baseball in the 80s and 90s and I’d really like to help get us back there,” Hughes said.
Football | | Tim Godfrey | Enid News & Eagle
Waukomis experienced the “next man up” mentality before the 2018 regular season even began. Just before the Chiefs (0-0) season opener Friday night at Snyder (1-0), sophomore running back Wyatt Felber separated his shoulder. He will be out two-to-four weeks. “That really hurt,” Waukomis head football coach Koy Hughes said Wednesday.
| Michael Swisher
Zach Edge used to run the pit at Maples BBQ in Oklahoma City.
What started out as just a popular BBQ food truck gained a lot of traction and had locals buzzing about finding Central Texas BBQ right here in Oklahoma, so they built a brick and mortar location.
Maples grew too fast, had a subpar review from regionally-renowned Texas Monthly BBQ critic Daniel Vaughn and - just like that - Maples closed its doors.
Edge learned a lot of lessons from his time at Maple’s. After Maple’s closed, Edge went back to the drawing board and vowed to persevere.
By going out on his own and controlling all the things he knew were important, he was able to call the shots on everything: The equipment, the building, the employees, the sides, the quality of meat, the wood, the smoker and most importantly - the finished product.
In late summer of 2021, Zach opened the doors to Edge Craft Barbecue.
It's what most believe Maple’s could’ve been. Edge removed all the restraints of being an employee and quickly elevated himself to the top of the BBQ food chain simply by doing it his way.
I was there the day Edge Craft opened and I knew immediately that he nailed it.
Starting out with his custom-made 1,000-gallon offset smoker from Primitive Pits, Edge is already ahead of his competitors.
He’s not using propane, pellets, or any other shortcut to perfect his fire. He’s using the most basic and most challenging method to cook meat with real fire.
This is where the magic begins and ends. And when you’re there, ask to look at the pit; they’ll gladly show you!
Edge Craft Barbecue is not possibly or could be, but IS DEFINITIVELY cranking out the best brisket north of the Red River.