BREAKING: Brown out at Shawnee
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 12/5/2019 9:54:11 AM
Shawnee is searching for a new head football coach for the first time in almost two decades.Billy Brown is out after 16 season as the Wolves’ head coach, a source with direct knowledge has told Skordle.Shawnee was 92-84 in Brown’s tenure an...
Player of the Week Poll: Playoffs Week 2
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/25/2019 9:47:11 AM
FINALISTSMichael Marin (Barnsdall) - Senior tailback rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in the Panthers’ 29-26 win over Gore in the second round of the Class A playoffs.Connor Johnson (Lincoln Christian) - Senior tight en...
Steve Edwards steps down at Glenpool
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/21/2019 6:30:36 PM
GLENPOOL -- When Glenpool starts the 2020 season, the Warriors will have a new head coach for the first time since the mid 90s. On Thursday, Steve Edwards told Skordle he’s stepping down as the Warriors’ head coach after a 24-year run.“Been...
Burlington honors former coach with 'Randy Turney Court'
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 11/21/2019 8:57:38 AM
For years and years, Burlington basketball players ran up and down the court at the demand of a man named Randy Turney.From now on, they’ll be running all over that name.The Burlington Public Schools gym now is home to “Randy Turney Court,”...
POSTSEASON PREDICTIONS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/15/2019 12:27:52 AM
Michael Swisher6A-I - Union over Edmond Santa FeThe Redskins were my preseason pick and about a month into the season it appeared to be a foolish one. Even now - as they’ve landed on the tougher half of the bracket - it would seem yours tru...
POSTSEASON RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/11/2019 12:55:46 AM
Class 6AI1. Owasso 2. Edmond Santa Fe3. Broken Arrow4. Union5. Jenks6. Norman7. Mustang8. Moore9. Westmoore10. PC NorthClass 6AII1. Bixby2. Stillwater3. Del City4. Muskogee 5. Booker T. Washington6. Choctaw7. Midwest City 8. Sapulpa9. Deer ...
WEEK 10 RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/3/2019 11:42:17 PM
Class 6AI1. Owasso (1) - 9-02. Edmond Santa Fe (5) - 7-23. Broken Arrow (3) - 7-24. Union (4) - 5-45. Jenks (2) - 5-46. Norman (6) - 7-27. Mustang (10) - 6-38. Moore (7) - 5-49. Westmoore (9) - 6-310. PC North (8) - 6-3Class 6AII1. Bixby (1...
Week 9 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/3/2019 4:59:24 PM
FINALISTSTavien Woodworth (Fort Gibson) - Senior tailback rushed for 313 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries in the Tigers’ 44-22 victory over Tulsa Central in a key District 4A-4 matchup on Thursday night.Brett Hays (Dewar) - Junior d...
Week 8 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/28/2019 10:16:05 AM
FINALISTSTrae Washington (Tulsa Central) - Senior receiver hauled in seven catches for 316 yards and four touchdowns in the Braves’ 57-24 victory over Stilwell in District 4A-4 play.Blake Stafford (Depew) - Hornet senior had 30 rushes for 6...
WEEK 9 RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/28/2019 12:05:00 AM
(___) - previous rankClass 6AI 1. Owasso (1) - 8-02. Jenks (2) - 5-33. Broken Arrow (3) - 6-24. Union (4) - 4-45. Edmond Santa Fe (8) - 6-26. Norman (5) - 6-27. Moore (10) - 5-38. Putnam City North (6) - 6-29. Westmoore (7) - 6-210. Mustang...
WEEK 8 RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/21/2019 7:58:59 AM
(___) - previous rankClass 6AI1. Owasso (1) - 7-02. Jenks (3) - 4-33. Broken Arrow (2) - 5-24. Union (4) - 3-45. Norman (5) - 6-16. PC North (6) - 6-17. Westmoore (8) - 6-18. Edmond Santa Fe (10) - 5-29. Mustang (9) - 5-210. Moore (7) - 4-3...
Week 7 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/20/2019 2:29:23 PM
FINALISTSWill Lambley (Rejoice Christian) - Junior nose guard who is legally blind had one solo tackle and had a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the Eagles’ 77-13 victory over Quapaw in District A-6 play.Nasir Kemper (Lawton Mac) - Junior runni...
WEEK 7 RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/14/2019 3:41:20 PM
(____) - previous rankClass 6AI1. Owasso (1) - 6-02. Broken Arrow (2) - 5-13. Jenks (3) - 3-34. Union (4) - 2-45. Norman (5) - 5-16. PC North (4) - 5-17. Moore (8) - 4-28. Westmoore (7) - 5-19. Mustang (9) - 4-210. Edmond Santa Fe (10) - 4-...
Week 6 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/13/2019 6:08:19 PM
FINALISTSDae Dae Leathers (Tahlequah) - Senior tailback carried the ball 33 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 35-28 victory over Collinsville in a top-10 matchup in District 5A-4.Jakoby Gouldsby (Haskell) - Senior quarte...
WEEK 6 Rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/7/2019 11:46:32 PM
(__) - previous rankClass 6AI1. Owasso (1) - 5-02. Broken Arrow (2) - 4-13. Jenks (4) - 2-34. PC North (5) - 5-05. Union (3) - 1-46. Norman (6) - 4-17. Westmoore (7) - 5-08. Moore (8) - 3-29. Mustang (10) - 3-210. Edmond Santa Fe (9) - 3-2C...
Week 5 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/7/2019 9:40:35 PM
FINALISTSTe’Zohn Taft (Sapulpa) - Junior running back had 14 carries for 208 yards and four touchdowns, in addition to four catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns in Sapulpa’s 55-40 victory over Bartlesville. He also had three tackles on ...
Week 5 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/30/2019 1:32:26 AM
(___) - previously rankedClass 6AI1. Owasso (1) - 4-02. Broken Arrow (2) - 3-13. Union (3) - 1-34. Jenks (4) - 1-35. PC North (5) - 4-06. Norman (6) - 4-07. Westmoore (7) - 4-08. Moore (9) - 2-29. Edmond Santa Fe (10) - 3-110. Mustang (8) -...
Week 4 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/29/2019 9:08:39 AM
FINALISTSAsher Link (Metro Christian) - Senior quarterback completed 24 of 45 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns, plus 17 carries for 207 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots in their 41-20 victory over Adair in district play.Ca...
WEEK 4 PICKS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/27/2019 10:10:31 AM
Swisher is still in the lead, and blah blah blah. Whitt and I need to step it upWeek 3 picksMichael Swisher - 9-6Whitt Carter - 12-3Ben Johnson - 13-2Overall standings Michael Swisher - 46-13Whitt Carter - 41-18Ben Johnson - 43-16Broken Arr...
WHAT WE'VE LEARNED SO FAR
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/26/2019 10:37:46 PM
It’s time for most teams to embark on district games. Let’s take a look at what’s become apparent so far…Mansfield, Texas teams stinkEveryone hypes up Texas football, but wow, the teams in Mansfield are ……. ungood. I mean, sure, Union lost ...
WEEK 4 RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/22/2019 10:36:40 PM
(____) - previous rankWeek 3 scoreboard6AI6AII 5A 4A3A2A A B C Class 6AI 1. Owasso (1) - 3-02. Broken Arrow (2) - 2-13. Union (3) - 1-24. Jenks (4) - 1-25. PC North (5) - 3-06. Norman (6) - 3-07. Westmoore (7) - 3-08. Mustang (8) - ...
Week 3 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/22/2019 7:54:41 PM
FINALISTSColeman Stastny (Luther) - Senior running back had 287 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in the Lions’ 35-20 victory over Prague.Nathan Malchaski (Dibble) - Senior two-way player had 17 rushes for 178 yards and three touchdo...
WEEK 3 PICKS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/20/2019 6:29:01 PM
Here’s how things stand through Week 2 and 44 games picked by the Skordle fellas (and a few wives).Last weekMichael Swisher: 11-2Whitt Carter: 8-5Ben Johnson: 11-2Alicia Johnson: 11-2Madison Carter: 9-4OverallSwisher: 37-7Whitt: 27-17Ben: 3...
WEEK 3 Rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/16/2019 12:01:08 AM
(___) - previous rankWeek 2 scoreboard6AI 6AII 5A 4A 3A 2A A B C Class 6AI1. Owasso (2)2. Broken Arrow (1)3. Union (3)4. Jenks (4)5. PC North (5)6. Norman (6)7. Westmoore (8)8. Mustang (9)9. Moore (10)10. Edmond Santa Fe (7)Class 6AII1. Bix...
Week 2 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/15/2019 4:36:06 PM
FINALISTSJace Horton (Prue) - Senior quarterback was 10 of 16 passing for 251 yards and 5 TDs. Also had 5 rushes for 118 yards and 1 TD. On defense, he had 1 fumble return for a TD and 10 tackles to lead the Rockets to an 84-34 win over Dee...
Week 2 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/13/2019 2:10:20 PM
That noise you heard following the games in Week 1 was Michael Swisher shouting for joy. The oldest of the bunch is proving to be much wiser than those going against him so far. But we’ll see if we can’t gain some ground on him with a solid...
Week 2 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/8/2019 9:35:25 PM
(__) - previous rank - Week 1 resultClass 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - Beat Union, 14-02. Owasso (3) - Beat Fayetteville (Ark.), 51-193. Union (2) - Lost to Broken Arrow, 14-04. Jenks (4) - Lost to Bixby, 57-75. PC North (5) - Beat Putnam City,...
Week 1 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/8/2019 9:59:04 AM
FINALISTSCash Ramsey (Chelsea) - Sophomore tailback rushed for 276 yards and five touchdowns to propel the Green Dragons to a 52-13 victory over Ketchum. The win is Chelsea’s first since October of 2017.Ben Webb (Southwest Covenant) - Senio...
CLASS PREVIEWS - 2A through C
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/5/2019 8:42:34 PM
Rankings2A1. Millwood (1)2. Metro Christian (2)3. Sperry (3)4. Vian (4)5. Holland Hall (5)6. Jones (6)7. Beggs (7)8. Washington (8)9. Kingston (9)10. Eufaula (10)Class A1. Cashion (1)2. Stroud (2)3. Thomas (3)4. Pawhuska (4)5. Rejoice Chris...
Week 1 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/5/2019 7:19:56 PM
Zero week was all about Swisher flexing on both myself and Whitt. Let’s see if we can’t bring him back down to earth this week….Zero WeekMichael Swisher: 11-3Whitt Carter: 7-7Ben Johnson: 8-6(Should mention that my wife and Whitt’s wife are...
Week 1 - Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/4/2019 8:04:50 PM
An absolutely tremendous slate of games this week. Let’s get to it…1. Millwood at Heritage HallOne team was thought to be the preeminent favorite in its class last year until it was upset in the playoffs by Vian. That was Millwood i...
WEEK 1 RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/1/2019 11:50:36 PM
Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (2)2. Union (1)3. Owasso (3) 4. Jenks (4) 5. PC North (5) 6. Norman (6) 7. Edmond Santa Fe (7) 8. Moore (8)9. Westmoore (9) 10. Mustang (10)Class 6AII1. Bixby (1) 2. Stillwater (2)3. Booker T. Washington (3) 4. Del ...
Week 0 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/1/2019 10:04:57 AM
Our player of the week poll is back for the 2019-2020 season and the zero week candidates are listed below. Vote early, vote often!Have a player of the week candidate? Email them each week to ben@skordle.com FINALISTSMason Williams (Bi...
ZERO WEEK PICKS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/30/2019 1:38:26 AM
Union at Mansfield (Lake Ridge)Michael Swisher: UnionWhitt Carter: UnionBen Johnson: UnionNorth Little Rock vs. Booker T. Washington (in Bentonville, Ark.)Michael Swisher: North Little RockWhitt Carter: Booker T. Washington Ben Johnson: Boo...
ZERO WEEK: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/29/2019 7:06:42 AM
1. Union at Mansfield (Lake Ridge)Union won the matchup between the two clubs last year 36-30, thanks to Darius Boone’s 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Union went on to be a Class 6AI semifinalist, and Lake Ridge was a Region 1 sem...
CLASS 3A PREVIEW
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/28/2019 9:51:22 PM
Class 3A previewRankings**1. Heritage Hall2. Lincoln Christian 3. Plainview4. Berryhill 5. John Marshall 6. Sulphur7. Kingfisher 8. Seminole 9. Cascia Hall 10. Perkins-Tryon **Last year’s championOur best guess(es)Michael Swisher: Heritage ...
CLASS 4A PREVIEW
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/28/2019 9:50:47 PM
Class 4A previewRankings1. Bethany - Declaring 2019 the year of Sam Brandt. He’s improved his quarterbacking skills as the years have gone along, and last season he rushed for 1,262 yards and 25 touchdowns, in addition to 2,615 yards and 27...
CLASS 5A PREVIEW
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/28/2019 9:50:23 PM
Class 5A previewRankings**1. Carl Albert - Dadrion Taylor ran for 1,365 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, but now he passes the torch to Javion Hunt, who holds offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and several more (only...
Class 6AII SEASON PREVIEW
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/27/2019 8:17:02 PM
STATE OF THE PROGRAMBIXBY SPARTANSIf it’s another year of Class 6AII football, you can bet that Bixby will be in the mix. The Spartans secured another 6AII title in 2018 -- their fourth overall.However, Bixby did lose several key pieces fro...
NEW PODCAST: Spring sports spotlight and much more
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 5/10/2019 9:48:07 AM
It's hardware galore as spring sports wind down. Michael and Ben dissect baseball, slowpitch softball, golf, track & soccer as teams and individuals enter the final weekend of competition for this athletic season.Find out which performances...
Catoosa hiring Medrano as next head coach
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/27/2019 4:32:20 PM
Catoosa is expected to hire Muskogee offensive coordinator Jason Medrano as the Indians' next head football coach at a special board meeting on Thursday. Medrano, a West Texas A&M alum, has been at Muskogee for 15 seasons, serving on the of...
WRESTLING NEWS: Shawn Jones steps down at Broken Arrow; Rodney Jones takes over
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/26/2019 1:22:58 PM
Shawn Jones is going out as a champion. On Monday, the Broken Arrow wrestling coach announced he is stepping down in order to try a new employment venture.“I meant business when I got here,” Jones told Skordle. “We didn’t go 14 for 14, but ...
WRESTLING: All-State rosters announced
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/12/2019 12:32:04 AM
The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced the 2019 All-State wrestling rosters on Tuesday morning.Here are the rosters and some notes on the honorees:Large East113: David Boucher (Bartlesville)120: Laif Jones (Bartlesville)126: Ty Nohelty ...
STATE TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS!
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/6/2019 11:59:16 PM
No introduction needed. Here are the "expert" picks for state tournaments taking place this weekend. (Oh, and listen to the podcast while you're at it!)Class 6ABoysBen Johnson - Edmond Memorial: There are so many players to love in this fie...
STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT: Hicks makes Durant history
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/26/2019 4:21:49 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Time had not completely elapsed off the clock. Yet, Cody Hicks didn’t care.As the final seconds ticked down, Hicks exploded off the mat and ran toward his coaches. One just so happened to be his brother, Colby, standing alo...
STATE TOURNAMENT WRESTLING: Complete class-by-class roundup
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/25/2019 3:39:38 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Zane Coleman stepped off the podium and started fielding multiple requests. Everyone inside Jim Norick Arena wanted to snap a photo with the newest member of the four-time state champion club.The Choctaw senior joined the e...
STATE WRESTLING: Drake Barbee's story of survival
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/21/2019 11:41:15 PM
EMAIL ME - ben@skordle.com   |   RELATED - State tournament wrestling predictionsDrake Barbee will take the mat at Jim Norick Arena on Friday. Impressive for someone who was near death 14 months ago.“It was as severe as it co...
STATE TOURNAMENT WRESTLING: Weight by weight predictions
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/21/2019 10:03:31 AM
State tournament wrestling is back. It's the weekend that every high school wrestler circles on the calendar. Now time to make predictions for every single weight class inside Jim Norick Arena.Class 6ABrackets posted here106: Cruz Aguilar (...
SKORDLE NOTEBOOK: Vannoy piling up victories for Jenks; Watch out for Clinton boys
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/25/2019 9:42:31 AM
Drake Vannoy was pressed for time with wrestling season around the corner. Jenks’ football season didn’t end until Nov. 30, and the Trojans were slated to open their wrestling campaign less than a week later.Good thing Vannoy had a champion...
SKORDLE NOTEBOOK: Bixby's Blankenship bursting onto the scene
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/16/2019 4:49:34 PM
Bixby has been stingy when it comes to hoarding football championships. The Spartans have won four of the past five Class 6AII championships, and don’t expect them to slow down anytime soon.What Bixby hasn’t claimed often since the turn of ...
COACHING NEWS: New coaches hired at Harrah, McAlester, Okmulgee
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/14/2019 4:44:54 PM
The high school football coaching carousel was in full motion Monday night. School board meetings were held at McAlester, Harrah and Okmulgee -- with all three locations listing “head football coach” as a position that would be filled. ...
SKORDLE ALL-STATE: Small school team and top honors
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/11/2019 2:01:18 PM
Putting together an All-State team sounds like fun and games, but when you start narrowing down the field, you hate yourself for leaving off a player here or a player there. Trust me when I say it was not pleasant leaving off guys like Linc...
SKORDLE ALL-STATE: Large school team and top honors
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/4/2019 9:26:21 AM
The high school football season can’t come to a close until awards are handed out. Over the next week, Skordle will issue its first All-State football teams for large and small schools.The large schools consist of teams in Classes 6AI throu...
SIGNING DAY COLUMN: Clay signs with Arkansas, out-recruits TU, OSU
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 12/20/2018 4:10:30 PM
Some startling news on National Signing Day.The University of Tulsa football staff was out-recruited by a singular defensive end out of Oklahoma City.Facts are facts: Phillip Montgomery and Co. watched as Putnam City’s Collin Clay recruited...
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDUP & FINAL RANKINGS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 12/11/2018 2:09:39 PM
David Alexander sought out his family with pure pandemonium all around him. While players, fans and coaches started celebrating Broken Arrow’s 28-20 victory over Jenks in the Class 6AI title game, Alexander scanned the Chapman Stadium crowd...
PIRATES TREASURE: Sperry wins first gold ball
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 12/7/2018 9:38:54 AM
OWASSO -- Friends and family members had premonitions about Kohlby Foster. They knew he was about to be a standout in Thursday’s Class 2A championship game at Owasso Stadium. And sure enough, they were exactly right.Foster hauled in two int...
CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEWS: CLASSES 2A, A & B
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 12/5/2018 1:21:20 AM
When Sperry and Beggs met the first time this season, it was an extremely emotion affair. News broke the day before the two met that Beggs running back Kayson Tolliver has been gunned down in his bed. It was as tragic as it gets.But Beggs o...
Week 14 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 12/4/2018 9:10:21 AM
The Week 14 Player of the Week is sponsored byThe FinalistsQuintevin Cherry (Broken Arrow) - Senior quarterback ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns while leading the Tigers to a 28-20 victory over Jenks for the Class 6AI championship, th...
PLAYOFF PICKS: Week 4 edition
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/30/2018 12:45:10 AM
There's no catching him now. Randy Turney will end up being the Skordle picking champion for 2018.Playoff picks - Week 3 - Coach Turney 15-5 | Whitt 15-5 | Swisher 15-5 | Ben 14-6Overall - Turney 212-73 | Whitt 196-89 | Swisher 195-80 | Ben...
PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Classes 2A, A & B QUARTERFINALS and C FINALS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/30/2018 12:42:52 AM
Christian Heritage’s coaching staff wanted to give Zach Hale a break. The Crusaders’ senior quarterback/safety had Christian Heritage leading Stroud late in the second quarter, so his coaching staff wanted to give him a moment to catch his ...
CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEWS: Classes 5A, 4A & 3A
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/28/2018 3:30:20 PM
It's time to break down championship games for Classes 5A, 4A and 3A -- or I like to call it, the “no east side teams allowed” preview. For real, just look at whose left in these three championship games.As for the quality in these three ga...
CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEWS: Classes 6AI & 6AII
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/27/2018 10:54:18 AM
Not to worry, the track is not set to repeat. It only feels like that. Jenks is going after another Class 6AI gold ball this Friday. This time, it’s not against Union, but instead against a Broken Arrow team that was been on a roll ever sin...
Week 13 Player of the Week
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/26/2018 9:27:39 PM
The Week 13 Player of the Week is sponsored byThe FinalistsDadrion Taylor (Carl Albert) - Senior running back rushed for 313 yards and five touchdowns on 32 carries in the Titans’ 37-20 win over Collinsville in the Class 5A semifinals.Conne...
PLAYOFF PICKS: Week 3 edition
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/21/2018 3:54:06 PM
Time to schedule the Randy Turney championship parade. He's all but wrapped up the Skordle picking crown for 2018.Playoff picks - Week 2 - Coach Turney 16-9 | Whitt 16-9 | Swisher 15-10 | Ben 15-10Overall - Turney 197-68 | Whitt&n...
PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Class A & B QUARTERFINALS & CLASS C SEMIFINALS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/21/2018 3:31:18 PM
Class AQuarterfinal matchupsNo. 3 Rejoice Christian (12-0) at No. 8 Crossings Christian (10-2)Last week: Rejoice Christian 40, Gore 14; Crossings Christian 28, Hooker 0Players to watch- Andrew Crow (Rejoice Christian): Senior tailback has r...
PLAYOFF PREVIEW: 3A SEMIFINALS & 2A QUARTERFINALS
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/21/2018 3:21:24 PM
It’s a new age for Class 3A. No longer are there five rounds to navigate to win the championship. Heritage Hall, Lincoln Christian, Sulphur and Kingfisher are all one win away from the 3A title game. As for Class 2A and Class A, it’s busine...
SEMIFINAL PREVIEWS: Classes 5A & 4A
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/21/2018 12:50:30 PM
Four teams have punched their tickets to state championship games. Bixby and Stillwater rallied to claim their spots in the Class 6AII title game, and Jenks and Broken Arrow pulled off some heroics of their own to set up a 6AI title clash. ...
Week 12 Player of the Week
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/20/2018 2:03:29 PM
The Week 12 player of the week is sponsored by:The Finalists:Easton Francis (Poteau) - Finished with 121 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries, and also had 1 66-yard reception for a touchdown. He also finished the game at quarterback aft...
PLAYOFF PICKS: Week 2 edition
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/16/2018 11:59:27 AM
At this point, Randy Turney is just showing off. He went 23-7 last week and has all but sewn up his title as Skordle's premier picker this year. The rest of us are not worthy! And spinzone: I wasn't horrendous at picking games last week, so...
PLAYOFF NOTEBOOK: Classes 2A, 3A & 4A
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/16/2018 10:53:58 AM
Class 2AFirst round rewind•    Kellyville 41, Perry 21: Hayden Hutchins rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries with the Ponies being the only team to knock off a district champion in the first round. It was the...
PLAYOFF NOTEBOOK: Classes A, B & C
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/14/2018 4:14:19 PM
Class AFirst Round Rewind•   Hooker 19, Mangum 6: The Bulldogs picked up where they left off from last year’s postseason. Hooker beat Mangum, 26-13, in the first round last year, and this season Lakon Lynch collected 11 tackles an...
BRUCE IN THE RECORD BOOK: Hulbert tailback sets state mark
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/12/2018 12:07:15 AM
Jacob Bruce arrived at preseason camp in 2015, mostly eager to learn and admittedly oblivious.“As a freshman, I was young and didn’t know what to do,” the Hulbert running back said. “The coaches then just said I was a fast kid and to use my...
Week 11 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/11/2018 6:32:07 PM
The Week 11 Player of the Week is sponsored by:The FinalistsSam Brandt (Bethany) - Completed 13 of 21 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, Brandt had two interceptions in Bethany’s ...
Class B & C playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/9/2018 12:57:14 PM
Players to watch- Braden Gilbert (Regent Prep): Junior quarterback has passed for 2,176 yards and 37 touchdowns this season. - Tatton Anderson (Alex): Sophomore tailback has rushed 137 times for 1,350 yards and 26 touchdowns, he's also caug...
PLAYOFF PICKS: Week 1 edition
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/9/2018 12:48:10 AM
All hail Randy Turney and his picking skills. He made it look easy while beating the snot out of Swisher, Whitt and myself. He spent 11 weeks picking games and gradually putting all of us away -- well, most of us. Swisher might have an outs...
Class A playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/8/2018 3:41:11 PM
Players to watch- Grant Elerick (Stroud): Junior quarterback has completed 69.2 percent of his passes (139 of 201) for 2,218 yards and 27 touchdowns this season.- Zach Hale (Christian Heritage): Senior QB has 1,647 yards and 21 touchdowns w...
Class 2A playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/8/2018 8:55:25 AM
Players to watch- Laike Wilhelm (Newkirk): Perhaps the most widely unknown player to put up the best numbers this season. The senior tailback has rushed for 2,051 yards and 21 touchdowns on 261 carries this season.- Jaxon Canard (OCS): Juni...
Class 3A playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/8/2018 8:10:50 AM
Players to watch- Conner Carey (Heritage Hall): If you stop the senior running back who has 1,229 yards and 16 touchdowns on 139 carries this season, nice job. Then you get to deal with Billy Ross who is equally as explosive out of the Char...
Class 4A playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/7/2018 4:08:03 PM
Players to watch- Gunnar Thompson (Poteau): A 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end who is starting to get recognition by Division I coaches has wrecked havoc on opposing offenses all year long with 74 tackles and nine sacks. He's also chi...
Class 5A playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/6/2018 4:10:30 PM
Players to watch- Tero Roberts (Ardmore): The Tigers' vaunted rushing attack comes in many waves, but it's Roberts leading the team with 785 yards on 77 carries. - Izaiah Hall (Altus): Senior tailback is closing in on 1,000 yards rushing th...
Class 6AII playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/5/2018 11:34:18 PM
Players to watch- Miles Davis (Lawton): Win or lose, there has been a constant for Lawton this season and it's been Davis' playmaking ability on the ground. The senior tailback has piled up 1,911 yards and 20 touchdowns on 280 carries....
Class 6AI playoff preview
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/5/2018 8:35:56 PM
Players to watch- Noah Cortes (Broken Arrow): Now the all-time leading rusher in Broken Arrow history, the senor tailback has been on cruise control for the Tigers this season. Cortes has racked up 1,331 yards and 26 touchdowns and often ti...
Week 10 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/5/2018 3:37:49 PM
The Week 10 Player of the Week is sponsored by:The FinalistsJoey Fowler (Dewar) - Sophomore quarterback completed 11 of 21 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 276 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. Also had 14 ta...
Week 11: Playoff rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/4/2018 11:42:04 PM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 10Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 10-02. Jenks (2) - 9-13. Union (3) - 8-24. Owasso (7) - 6-45. Norman (9) - 6-46. Edmond Santa Fe (4) - 7-37. Moore (6) - 5-58. PC North (5) - 8-29. Yuko...
Week 10 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 11/1/2018 1:04:00 AM
Life sure is lonely at the bottom. Coach Turney has decided to leave the rest of us in the dust, and I find myself way off the winning pace right now. Not good, but every great comeback needs a story.Week 9 picks - Coach Turney 18...
Week 10: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/30/2018 11:52:10 AM
The playoffs are here! Well, not quite but for some teams it will feel that way. Some teams are playing to extend their seasons while some are playing to better position themselves for long postseason runs. Week 10 is always a whirlwind, so...
Week 10 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/29/2018 4:02:45 PM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 10Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 9-02. Jenks (2) - 8-13. Union (3) - 7-24. Edmond Santa Fe (4) - 7-25. Putnam City North (6) - 8-16. Moore (8) - 5-47. Owasso (5) - 5-48. Yukon (9) - 5-49. No...
Week 9 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/29/2018 7:43:53 AM
The Week 9 Player of the Week is sponsored by:The FinalistsDonavan Yarbrough (Hooker) - Completed 12 of 18 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns to help Hooker beat Mooreland 34-0 and win its first district championship since 1985.TJ Rob...
Week 9 picks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/25/2018 12:10:24 AM
Well, it happened. My free fall to last place in the picks is upon us. But, spin zone: There's nowhere to go but up now. Better pack a lunch pail; it's time to go to work.Week 6 picks - Coach Turney 15-4 | Whitt 15-4 | B...
Week 9: Top 10 games
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/24/2018 8:21:48 AM
We are two weeks away from playoff games starting. But for now, it's time to hand out playoff berths and district titles.Here's what's on tap for week nine:1. 5A No. 4 Bishop McGuinness (7-1) at 5A No. 6 Guthrie (7-1): Laying low and waitin...
Week 8 Player of the Week Poll
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/22/2018 8:38:52 PM
The Week 9 Player of the Week is sponsored by The FinalistsTrae Washington (Central) -  Junion tailback exploded with 12 carries for 317 yards and four touchdowns and also had a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Braves...
Week 9 rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 10/22/2018 11:45:38 AM
Here's the top 10 in each class heading into Week 9Class 6AI1. Broken Arrow (1) - 8-02. Jenks (2) - 7-13. Union (3) - 6-24. Edmond Santa Fe (4) - 7-15. Owasso (5) - 5-36. Putnam City North (6) - 7-17. Westmoore (7) - 5-38. Moore (8) - 4-49....
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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