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Marlow looks to extend playoff streak

2017 OUTLAWS: The Marlow football team has worked all spring, summer, and preseason for a shot to make their sixth straight playoff appearance. By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

Entering into his sixth season, Marlow head coach Rob Renshaw is optimistic his team is well on the way to a good season. “We’ve got more size up front than we have had in the last several years,” Renshaw said. “We have very dangerous skill position guys returning, not just Wyatt (Bergner), Dawson (Huddleston), and Will (Coffman), but Blaise (Voight), Bo Gage, and a very experienced secondary. I think we are above average in special teams, and it could decide a lot of games. It can really switch the field position.” Renshaw says the Outlaws definitely have some weapons, it will just be a matter of not turning the ball over.

“We need to give ourselves a chance,” Renshaw said. “We are concentrating on creating turnovers, and not turning the ball over. One thing, we are not going to be afraid to punt the sucker. Wyatt can really change the field.” Bergner will definitely be getting some looks. “I want us to be really physical,” Renshaw said. Offense Senior Will Coffman is back at quarterback this season after taking over the starting role midway through his sophomore year. “Will thinks the game through really well, and we are going to put a lot on him to get us into a better play at the line of scrimmage and he can do that,” Renshaw says. “I really think that is where his strength is – it is to recognize what a defense is giving us and getting us into a better play.”

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The coach says Coffman has deceptive speed. “He’s not going to go out there and run great 40 times, but when you need four yards, he can get it for you,” Renshaw says. “I think it’s because he’s a competitor. He’s just one of those guys that get the job done.” Bergner is also a three-year starter, and will be the team’s go-to running back. “He’s one of the toughest I’ve been around,” Renshaw says. “I saw an x-ray of his shoulder last year (following an injury), and I couldn’t believe he was playing. Not once did he ever complain, and he can do a lot of everything. We can split him out, we can put him in the ‘I,,’ we can put him in a one-back set. We can put him at wing. And, he’s fast.” (Continued on page 4A)


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(Continued from page 3A) The coach thinks Bergner’s versatility makes him a huge threat. Outlaw fans will see multiple formations under new offensive coordinator Philip Koons, which should put pressure on the defense. “He is an encyclopedia of knowledge,” Renshaw said. “One, he’s been around the game a long time. The thing I notice is he never stops learning and creating and trying to figure out what we can and cannot do. We’re very fortunate to have a guy like that.” The offensive philosophy itself has not changed from when Renshaw ran the offense, but there are a few changes. “I think the difference is the ability to get into better plays at the line of scrimmage,” Renshaw says. “Some of it can be called from the sideline and some can be called from the quarterback.” Dawson Huddleston may be a receiver, but the Outlaws will look to get the ball in his hands anyway they can. “We’re going to work the heck out of the wing and slot, but how are you going to play him out there? Are you going to put two guys out there? If you do, you are going to have trouble stopping us on the other side. He’s definitely a weapon to say

the least. I think it will put defenses in a bind.” Huddleston’s ability has not gone unnoticed at the collegiate level. He has received offers from University of Central Oklahoma, Emporia (Kan.) State, Southwestern Oklahoma State, and Northeastern Oklahoma State so far. “He’s really fast. He’s got one of the longest strides I’ve seen in a while,” Renshaw says. “He has such good body control. His hand-eye coordination when he goes up for a pass and makes a ridiculous looking catch, he makes it look easy. He’s a really great athlete. He runs great routes, and he’s 6-foot-4. There’s not a lot of 6-foot-4 corners in Class 3A football.” The Outlaws will be looking to replacing two starters from last year on the offensive line. Returning will be Brock Harris and Trevor Hornberger. Hunter Mitchell, Bryce Johnson and Andy Strong are new to the team and offensive line this year. “They’ve got good width,” Renshaw says. “We moved Seth Aguilera, who played in the interior line last year to a tight end and moved Brock Harris to a tight end.” Special teams Bergner will be handling both the

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punting and the kicking duties for the Outlaws. “From a punting standpoint, he can get us out of trouble by changing the field position,” Renshaw says. “You may find yourself in a series where you are backed up and not wanting to take any risk. There’s nothing wrong in punting and playing defense, but he can really punt it. A couple of punts last year were game changers.” Bergner also booted a pair of 40-yard field goals in the big win over Anadarko. “That’s just another weapon that you’ve got,” Renshaw says. Coaching staff Besides the addition of Philip Koons, the Outlaws have added his oldest son Sterling Koons. “Philip is one of the most successful coaches in the state,” Renshaw says. “He’s probably got over 200 wins and he has two state championships at Tuttle. Just a wealth of knowledge that any of us can bounce questions off of. We’re very fortunate to have him.” The younger Koons has a youthful energy that meshes well with the rest of the staff. “He’s experienced, but he’s also very familiar with what his dad has done for

years,” Renshaw says. “He’s been around it his entire life. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have both of them.” They join a coaching staff that has been together for the past five years. “The continuity in the coaching staff does nothing but breed trust,” Renshaw said. “Players get the same voice and same message. When you change coaches all the time, you see programs that aren’t successful.” Keys to success “We need to stay healthy,” Renshaw says. “Injuries are going to happen, but you hope they aren’t the kind that are season-ending. We want to try and not play everyone both ways. Turnovers are always a factor as is special teams. Having Coach (Bobby) Wortham as special teams coach has helped.” District race John Marshall will be the heavy favorite to repeat as district champions then the rest of the playoff spots could very well be a toss-up with Marlow playing a major part in the mix. In the VYPE magazine preseason poll, the Outlaws were picked to finished second in District 3A-3 behind John Marshall and ahead of third place Anadarko and fourth place Purcell.


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Experienced defense returns for Outlaws By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

The Marlow defense returns most of their starters from last year, but someone will have some big shoes to fill replacing All State linebacker Preston Nunley. Still, Marlow defensive coordinator Jeremy Gage is confident his squad is up to the task. “Right now, we’re looking okay,” Gage says. “We’re not anywhere where we expect to be. Our goal is to get better every week. Preston Nunley absolutely was one of the best linebackers we’ve had here. Now, with that being said, we still have a lot of good guys returning.” Gage mention senior safeties Wyatt Bergner and Dawson Huddleston. Linebacker Noah Loyd has not started, but has received a lot of playing time over the years. Experience returns at cornerback in three-year starter Blaise Voight and twoyear starter Bo Gage. Senior Brock Harris returns at defensive end. “We’ve got a lot of pieces that are known, but we’ve got some pieces that are unknown,” Gage says. “We’ve got to find some guys to fill some linebacker spots and

we’ve got several guys fighting for those. That will come out in the mix.” Gage says the Outlaws start out with a base defense, and then adapt from there with the personnel they have. “I’m still in that process right now,” Gage says. “I’ll have a lot better idea after our scrimmage. Last year, our main goal was most of the time to keep Preston unblocked, and it’s rare you can put one backer out there in high school football like that. We’ll have two inside backers this year, so we’ll have to scheme up some things to help us on the outside. That’s where we will depend on our veterans like Bergner and Huddleston a little more.” One positive for Marlow this year is speed. “We’re not very big, but we’re fast,” Gage says. The Outlaws’ base defense is a 4-3, but that changes depending on the opponent. “Anymore in high school football, there are so many different types of offenses,” Gage says. “Twenty years ago, you had the wishbone and the ‘I.’ Now, we’ll see that, and the spread, and the Air Force option.” The 4-3 will allow the defense to be more flexible than a 4-4 or a 5-2. “We just tweak things based on who we are playing, and it minimalizes things for

our kids,” Gage says. “I used to base out of 5-2, but with all the different kinds of offenses, we use a 4-3. If it’s a heavy run team, it’s going to be a 5-2. If it’s a spread team, we are going to be more of a 4-3.” Much of the success for Marlow’s defense runs through the safeties, who must be able to cover receivers and step up to stop the run. “With our defense, the safeties have to be the most talented players on the field, because I ask them to stop the run like a linebacker and to cover receivers. We’re fortunate we’ve had some good ones. In the past we’ve had people like Logan Knox and Braeden O’Dell, and now we’re depending on Dawson Huddleston and Wyatt Bergner. It’s rare in high school you have two guys like this.” Huddleston started out at cornerback last year before being moved to safety. “Dawson can play anywhere we need him in the secondary, he’s such a great athlete,” Gage says. A slanting defensive line helps keep opposing offensive lines guessing. “We started doing that a long time ago. I found out even if we have big, physical kids, or little, physical kids, it’s harder to prepare for,” Gage says. “It keeps our kids moving. We’re able to attack the line

of scrimmage. I just feel like it’s what we need to do to be successful.” A lot of his philosophy goes back to working for eight head coaches in 19 years, which he sees as a good thing. “Defensively, my roots are with Ron Newby and Joe Weber,” Gage says. “They run a lot of the same type of defense.” Other coaches have run similar versions. “I like to feel like I’ve taken from good coaches in front of me and we mix it together and come up with our own Marlow Outlaw defense, and that’s what it’s evolved to,” Gage says. “We really hang our hat on slanting lines and having good safeties and linebackers to make plays, but it all starts on the line.” Heading into the season, the line consisted of defensive ends Brock Harris, Seth Aguilera, Graham Nunley, and Andy Strong. Ethan Cooper and Hunter Havron make up the interior. Davin Sanchez and Ryder Mitchell are coming on strong. There are some new faces on the team. Some are good-sized players who did not play for the past one or two years. “On the offensive and defensive lines, eventually, physics takes over,” Gage says. (Continued on page 6A)

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(Continued from page 5A) “A lot of these bigger guys, they all played junior high and this spring and summer, the kids more so than the coaches got these other kids out because they know they can help us. It sure gives us a lot more options, and we’re tickled and excited to have them.” It is an unusual spot for the Outlaws who have been outmatched physically for the past several years. “I’d liked for once for us to be the big guys,” Gage says. “We always have tough kids, but not necessarily big kids.” But it’s not just toughness the defensive coordinator looks for when he is finding guys to stop opposing offenses. “Relentless is the word we use,” Gage says. “We look for guys who will absolutely not give up and will chase the football. No matter if you get blocked or knocked down or hurting, their just relentless to get to the football. They have no excuses.” One player that typifies that is Brock Harris. “He exemplifies that relentlessness over a big guy any day,” Gage says. “He just has an intense desire to get to the football.” Stopping the run will be a big factor in the Outlaws’ success on defense this year. “We’re always going to be committed to that and stopping the deep pass,” Gage says. “The whole secret is how to get there, and we’re in the process of that right now. We’ve got to get better every week and be relentless. Our formation recognition in knowing what we are doing better than our opponents.” It is also important for every player to do their job. “The faster we can do all of that, the better we will be,” Gage says.

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SENIORS: (front row, from left) Joe Bridges, Austin Ball, Davin Sanchez, Noah Overshine, Ethan Cooper, Brock Harris, Owen Waxell; (back row) Bryce Johnson, Andy Strong, Graham Nunley, Wyatt Bergner, Dawson Huddleston, Will Coffman, Bo Gage and Blaise Voight. Todd Brooks | The Marlow Review

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Teachers’ kids grow up with the good and the bad By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

Being a coach’s or teacher’s child puts that child in the spotlight whether they want to be there or not. Some may expect a preacher’s child to be the most pious of his or her peer group. There may be some expectations for children of coaches and teachers as well such as being the best athletes or the best students. Marlow’s senior class features five football players that know what that experience is like. Wyatt Bergner is the son of an elementary school teacher; Will Coffman is the son of the superintendent and an elementary school teacher; Brock Harris is the son of a basketball coach and an elementary school teacher; Bo Gage is the son of a football coach and an elementary school teacher; and Dawson Huddleston is the son of a high school teacher. They have been together as friends and classmates since the beginning. Now, they are in their final year of school before they go their separate ways next year. “It was really great growing up together,” Huddleston says. “We always played on the same team. We’ve always been there together.” Huddleston really has not felt any pres-

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sure growing up as a teacher’s child to perform well. “I’ve just always tried to do my best,” he says.

Huddleston will more than likely get the opportunity to play a sport at the next level. He is also a standout basketball player, but right now sees his future in football. He has

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already received offers from Central Oklahoma, Emporia State (Kansas), Southwestern Oklahoma, and Northeast Oklahoma. (Continued on page 14A)


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(Continued from page 13A) Coffman, on his part, has taken his spotlight in stride. “Everybody is always watching and there is some pressure, but it is nice being seen. I like it,” he says. “There are benefits like getting the key to the weight room from my dad, but then I’ve got guys calling me for the keys to open it for everybody else.” There are also examples like a couple of years ago when the area received some overnight snow. His phone was lit up with text messages from fellow students telling him to get his father to cancel school for the day. Overall, though, Coffman says he has liked the experience. Bergner says there is a little pressure to be a good student. “Little kids look up to you,” Bergner says. “They say, ‘Aren’t you Mrs. Bergner’s son?’ You feel like you’ve got to have a good image.” Harris takes the downside in stride. “You always have people who think you get to play because you are the coach’s kid,” Harris says. “So, you have to be the first person at practice and the last one to leave and put in extra work proving yourself.” Having people in the same boat as himself, though, has been a good for him. “It’s been a great experience,” Harris said. “We’ve been best friends all the way through. We’ve been on the same teams, and it helps with chemistry when you play.” For Gage, he has gotten a first-hand look and respect for hard work. “My parents have shown me what hard work is,” Gage says. “My dad works on the weekends and is up

late every night watching film. I don’t think people realize what all goes into it.” Like his teammates, he says it has been a good experience growing up with others in the same situation. “We’ve been friends since we could walk, it seems,” Gage says. And when it comes to the pressure of whose kid they are, his parents have always tried to ease it. “If there is any pressure, it’s what I put on myself,” Gage says. “My parents have told me they are always proud of me regardless. They’ve been really supportive. They want to make sure football is not the most important thing in my life.” Marlow head football coach Rob Renshaw has been more than happy with the way the five have performed for him over the years. “I think they pick up concepts a little quicker. They kind of know what goes into it, the extra work,” Renshaw says. “They’ve all got a work ethic. They’ve been around it their whole life, so it’s a seamless transition from ball boy to middle school to now high school seniors. I think that is kind of neat for them. It makes them a very special group. They’ve been around so long, you just expect them to be there, so next year will be very weird.” Jeremy Gage thinks they have handled it well. “I like to pride myself, and I like to think that as a staff, that we’re going to play the best ones regardless of who their momma and daddy is,” Gage says. “Unfortunately, a lot of times our children have to learn that the hard way. I tell my son, ‘You may be the best one, but there is going to be people saying you’re playing because of me. You’ve got to be secure enough in what

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you are doing to handle that because the way we’re not going to do it is to throw it back at people or use it as an excuse to fail.” Gage thinks they have all handled that subject well. “The thing about it is, I don’t think our team sees them as any different because we are going to play the best ones regardless of who their parents are and that includes mine,” Gage says. “It’s not just the teachers’ kids, it’s that way for all of them. I remember these kids when they were little kids, and I remember holding some of them as babies. I still see them as little kids.” Because of that he says this group of seniors is special to him personally. “It’s so special because they were my kid’s friends and classmates and I love them,” Gage says. “I love them all and that’s good and bad because it is probably the group I have been the hardest on than I’ve ever been because I do treat them like one of my own. I know their parents and I know their parents trust me, and I don’t take that lightly, but I’m hard on them because I’m hard on my own.” Superintendent George Coffman thinks his two sons have had good days and bad days being the superintendent’s kids. “On the whole, it’s been a good experience for them from my viewpoint,” Coffman said. “My biggest thing is that all five of them are good kids, and that’s what I like the most is that they are good kids.” And while Coffman thinks it may not have always been fair to the students to have high expectations placed on them, he thinks they have handled it well. “Their character is what it is all about. That’s the most important thing,” Coffman says.

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With Marlow celebrating 100 years of football this year, a couple of former coaches spoke of what it meant to them to be at the helm of the Outlaws. Ron Newby is retired and is still around the area. The fieldhouse bears his name. “Marlow gave me the opportunity to be successful in what we were doing,” Newby said. “We love it here in Marlow. It’s a great place to raise kids, and Marlow has great kids.” Newby says they were fortunate to have a great run of athletes come through Marlow during his time as the coach. “We had about 20 years of really good kids,” Newby says. “It gave me the chance to work with some great men – Mike Sparks, Darvis Cole, Mickey Hoy. Golly, you won’t work with better guys than those.” While having great athletes was a blessing, there were other things Newby was grateful for as well.

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“Whether you were winning or losing, Marlow always had a crowd,” Newby says. “Marlow supports its kids, and that’s very important.” Sparks also remembers his time in Marlow fondly. “Marlow is one of the greatest communities around,” Sparks says. “It’s not just the school or the athletes. To this day, we talk about leaving and we wonder why we left.” Sparks said Marlow has a great tradition of winning and always had the support of the parents and athletes all the time. “They give their best, and not every community does that,” Sparks says. “We were very lucky to be in a situation like that.” Like Newby, Sparks was impressed with the number of great athletes he had to work with during his time. “We should have done more than what we did with the athletes we had,” Sparks said. “I kind of feel guilty we didn’t do better.”

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MANAGERS: (from left) Rebekah McPherson, Blair Brantley and Bailey Blevins. Not pictured are Cheyenne Pope and Grant Poeling.

Marlow coaches throughout the years

MOST WINS BY OUTLAW COACH L T PCT COACH 42 10 0.697 Sevil Pickett 45 0 0.587 Ron Newby 25 0 0.713 Darvis Cole 29 0 0.623 Mike Sparks 17 0 0.646 Matt Weber 29 0 0.482 Rob Renshaw 17 2 0.561 Tom Newport 9 0 0.690 Carl Melson 6 0 0.769 Mickey Hoy 13 4 0.559 Jones Graves 18 6 0.475 Al V Boyd 14 2 0.531 Sherman Spradlin 6 0 0.714 L L Teakell 11 6 0.548 O L Spence 20 0 0.355 Larry Spangler 15 3 0.411 A L Schrock 20 1 0.317 George Tallchief 12 0 0.400 Barry Foster 10 1 0.447 W I Myers 11 3 0.375 Merrell Nemecek 11 0 0.353 Jack Faubion 14 0 0.300 Jeremy Gage 5 1 0.450 Robert Mistelee 15 1 0.225 Dean Karns 14 1 0.237 Dewey Thorne 4 1 0.500 Everett Mcaninch 3 1 0.563 E L Howell 2 1 0.500 H N Doughty

YEARS 52-65 92-00 75-82 83-89 2004-07 2012-16 66-69 70-72 90-91 23-26 35-38 40-41 45-46 27-29 01-03 30-32 42-44 2008-09 21-22 33-34 47-48 2010-11 51 73-74 49-50 1920 1917 1919

PCT W L 0.769 20 6 0.714 15 6 0.713 62 25 0.697 103 42 0.690 20 9 0.646 31 17 0.623 48 29 0.563 4 3 0.587 64 45 0.561 22 17 0.559 17 13 0.548 14 11 0.531 16 14 0.500 4 4 0.500 2 2 0.482 27 29 0.475 16 18 0.450 4 5 0.447 8 10 0.411 10 15 0.400 8 12 0.375 6 11 0.353 6 11 0.317 9 20 0.300 6 14 0.237 4 14 0.225 4 15

BEST WIN PCT. T COACH 0 Mickey Hoy 0 L L Teakell 0 Darvis Cole 10 Sevil Pickett 0 Carl Melson 0 Matt Weber 0 Mike Sparks 1 E L Howell 0 Ron Newby 2 Tom Newport 4 Jones Graves 6 O L Spence 2 Sherman Spradling 1 Everett Mcaninch 1 H N Doughty 0 Rob Renshaw 6 Al V Boyd 1 Robert Mistelee 1 W I Myers 3 A L Schrock 0 Barry Foster 3 Merrell Nemecek 0 Jack Faubion 1 George Tallchief 0 Jeremy Gage 1 Dewey Thorne 1 Dean Karns

YEARS 90-91 45-46 75-82 52-65 70-72 2004-07 83-89 1917 92-00 66-69 23-26 27-29 39-41 1920 1919 2012-16 35-38 51 21-22 30-32 2008-09 33-34 47-48 42-44 2010-11 49-50 73-74

MOST GAMES COACHED GMS W L T COACH 155 103 42 10 Sevil Pickett 109 64 45 0 Ron Newby 87 62 25 0 Darvis Cole 77 48 29 0 Mike Sparks 56 27 29 0 Rob Renshaw 48 31 17 0 Matt Weber 41 22 17 2 Tom Newport 40 16 18 6 Al V Boyd 34 17 13 4 Jones Graves 32 16 14 2 Sherman Spradling 31 11 20 0 Larry Spangler 31 14 11 6 O L Spence 30 9 20 1 George Tallchief 29 20 9 0 Carl Melson 28 10 15 3 A L Schrock 26 20 6 0 Mickey Hoy 21 15 6 0 L L Teakell 20 6 14 0 Jeremy Gage 20 8 12 0 Barry Foster 20 4 15 1 Dean Karns 20 6 11 3 Merrell Nemecek 19 4 14 1 Dewey Thorne 19 8 10 1 W I Myers 17 6 11 0 Jack Faubion 10 4 5 1 Robert Mistelee 9 4 4 1 Everett Mcaninch 8 4 3 1 E L Howell 5 2 2 1 H N Doughty

YEARS 52-65 92-00 75-82 83-89 2012-16 2004-07 66-69 35-38 23-26 39-41 01-03 27-29 42-44 70-72 30-32 90-91 45-46 2010-11 2008-09 73-74 33-34 49-50 21-22 47-48 51 1920 1917 1919


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CONSECUTIVE YEARS PLAYED

54 46 36 28 28 25 23

CHICKASHA COMANCHE LINDSAY VELMA-ALMA WYNNEWOOD WALTERS TEMPLE

1952-2005 1936-1981 1962-1997 1950-1977 1948-1975 1947-1971 1936-1958

CONSECUTIVE YEARS PLAYED (ACTIVE)

17 7 3 3 3

COMANCHE SULPHUR ELGIN WASHINGTON BETHANY

2000-2016 2010-2016 2014-2016 2014-2016 2014-2016

MOST PTS COMBINED

90 MARLOW 74, HEALDTON 16 88 MARLOW 82, CHANDLER 6 88 MARLOW 82, VELMA 6 87 MARLOW 87, APACHE 0 87 MARLOW 74, VELMA 13 83 MARLOW 55, CACHE 28 82 MARLOW 61, LONE GROVE 21 80 MARLOW 80, WAURIKA 0

87 82 82 80 74 74 73

73 63 62 59 56

MOST PTS SCORED

vs APACHE vs VELMA vs CHANDLER vs WAURIKA vs VELMA vs HEALDTON vs WAURIKA

MOST PTS ALLOWED

WAURIKA PURCELL CHICKASHA SEMINOLE KINGFISHER

GAMES ON MONDAY GAMES ON TUESDAY GAMES ON WEDNESDAY GAMES ON THURSDAY GAMES ON SATURDAY OVERTIME GAMES THANKSGIVING DAY

1958 1959 1959 1925 1957 1998 2013 1962

1925 1959 1959 1962 1957 1958 1963

1950 1932 2002 2012 2012

78 71 66 44 42 42 39

52 32 27 26 25

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12 11 10 9

COMANCHE CHICKASHA LINDSAY PURCELL ANADARKO WALTERS WYNNEWOOD

16 10 9

MOST WINS

COMANCHE LINDSAY CHICKASHA WALTERS ANADARKO

MARGIN OF VICTORY APACHE WAURIKA VELMA & CHANDLER WAURIKA DUNCAN

MARGIN OF DEFEAT WAURIKA LAWTON PURCELL CHICKASHA CHICKASHA LINDSAY ANADARKO SEMINOLE

RECORDS

0-2 0-1-1 5-0 38-27-3 12-6 5-4 10-7-1

LOSING STREAK

1932-33 NOV. 22, 1999 TO OCT. 27, 2000 OCT. 29, 2010 TO OCT. 15, 2011

2016 0-3 (5-6, FR) 2011 0-7 (1-9) 2004 0-3 (6-6, QF) 2003 0-4 (3-7) 2002 0-3 (5-6, FR) 2000 0-9 (1-9) 1986 0-5 (2-8) 1974 0-5 (3-7) 1950 0-4 (3-6-1) 1949 0-3 (1-8) 1947 0-3 (2-6) 1933 0-9 (0-9-1)

CHICKASHA LINDSAY PURCELL PAULS VALLEY COMANCHE LAWTON/WYNNEWOOD

73, 0-73 72, 0-72 63, 0-63 56, 6-62 53, 0-53 52, 0-52 52, 0-52 52, 7-59

WK 2 to CHAMPIONSHIP, 1959 OCT. 9, 1964 TO SEPT. 10, 1965 SEPT. 23, 1983 TO NOV. 25, 1983 1954, 1958, 1985, 1990, 1991

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MOST LOSSES

87, 87-0 80, 80-0 76, 82-6 73, 73-0 65, 65-0

WINNING STREAK

3-0 STARTS

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1950 1926 1932 2002 1947 1919 2011 2012

2013 3-0 2006 3-0 1988 4-0 1987 8-0 1985 9-0 1980 3-0 1979 3-0 1977 3-0 1976 3-0 1975 3-0 1966 3-0 1963 3-0 1962 3-0 1930 3-0 1929 4-0 1925 5-0 1922 5-0

HALLOWEEN ARMISTICE/VETERAN’S DAY GAMES IN AUGUST GAMES IN DECEMBER GAMES PLAYED OUT OF STATE SEASON OPENERS

6-5 11-3 7-3 8-3 9-2 10-2 8-2 6-4 8-3 8-2 5-6 10-2 10-1-1 5-2-2 8-3-1 9-1 7-2-1

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The play that still lives in infamy By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

It is known as the fumble that wasn’t. The year was 1983, and the date was Dec. 2. The Marlow football team was playing in the Class 3A state playoffs in a semifinal matchup against Durant. The Outlaws were coached by Mike Sparks and now, even 34 years later, he still remembers the play and the game vividly. It was the fourth quarter. The Outlaws were down 10-0. Durant’s Todd James swept right and seemingly had the ball stripped by the Outlaw’s Hugh Woolever. Woolever raced into the endzone for an apparent touchdown. But, the drama was not over, not even close. As the Thursday, Dec. 8, 1983 Marlow Review put it, it was “a touchdown that wasn’t, then was, then wasn’t again.” The rest of the scene unfolds like a bad dream for the Outlaws. “Apparently, Woolever wrested the ball from James while the runner was still standing, and took off for the end zone unnoticed by officials,” the story said. “One of the officials marked James’ progress at the 17, but Woolever raced back with the ball and suddenly the officials had trouble on their hands. “Marlow coach Mike Sparks called timeout and after a brief discussion with the officials, the head referee stepped away from the huddle and signaled a touchdown for the Outlaws, which brought the entire east side of the stadium to their feet in applause. “At tht point, the score stood at 10-6, with Marlow ready to attempt the extra point. The Outlaws still had plenty of time to make up the remaining deficit. “But Durant coach Gib Dolezel ran out onto the field to put in his nickel’s worth, and again the officials went into a huddle, this time with both Sparks and Dolezel looking over their shoulders. “Play was held up for 10 minutes while hysteria reigned on both sides of the stadium. At that point, the referee again reversed his opinion, his third of the same

BIG NEWS: The Marlow Review from 1983 talks about the controversial call that led to the twice-reversed call on a fumble that kept Marlow off the scoreboard against Durant in the state playoff semifinals.

play, and signaled the ball down on the 17, negating Marlow’s touchdown and giving Durant possession with second down and 13. “Marlow’s six points were erased and the scoreboard stood at 10-0 for the rest of the night.” The game would end at 10-0 and Durant would head to the state championship game. “It was frustrating game,” Mike Sparks said recently in a telephone interview. “We were really struggling to move the ball. Then Hugh Woolever took the ball away and took off down the field. But then it was called an inadvertent whistle and the play was dead.” Sparks said they had a great team and they had the team to win, but Durant was a tough team. They were going to be moving up to Class 4A the next season. “They had a lot more kids than we had,” Sparks recalled “That game was a terrible experience. I loved those kids. They were great Outlaws.”

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Interesting facts in Marlow football history • 1918 – Nationwide outbreak of Spanish Flu and WWI ppd 2nd year of football at Marlow. • 1925 – Senior class votes to change mascot from Grey Wolves to Outlaws based on the Marlow Brothers. Head FB coach Jones Graves suggests the name. • 1930 – First game played on grounds where Outlaw Stadium now stands. Before that, games were played in Carter Park on the land owned by George Carter. George Carter was the father of Pearl Carter Scott the famous pilot from Marlow. • 1930-32 – Head coach is A L Schrock. Would later own Generations Golf Course under the name Al & Em golf course. Current owner, Doug Schrock, is his grandson. Schrock was the grade school principal for a period of time at Marlow. • 1933 – First home night game. Lions Club raised the money to fund the lights. Lions Club also sold season tickets each year. You fastened the ticket to your clothes. That’s how you got in the park. Prior to lights, most game were played at 3:30 in the afternoon. • 1933 – Only 0-for season (0-9-1) • 1936 – WPA builds wall for stadium. Only small portion still stands. • 1941 – Due to a postponed game vs. Pauls Valley, Marlow played three games in eight days. • 1942 – Due to Armistice Day, Marlow played Waurika on the holiday, and went to Temple to play two days later. • 1943 – The last time Marlow played on Thanksgiving Day. Marlow played 18 games on Turkey day over the years.

• 1944 – Oklahoma High School association began playoffs. Marlow’s first playoff game was 1945. There were no playoffs in 1954 due to association vote. Returned the next year. Might have been one of Marlow’s best teams too with Ross Coyle (future LA Rams player). • 1952 – Sevil Pickett comes to Marlow. Won 103 games in 14 seasons. Was also high school principal. Resigned right before 1966-67 school year. • 1955 – Old Fair Park stands burns down. Junior class burns it down by burning trash after cleaning the stadium. • 1956 – First year it is called Outlaw Stadium in the paper. • 1959 – State Champions – longest winning streak still stands at 12 games • 1963 – Possibly one of Marlow’s best teams to not win it all. Both losses are to Lindsay that year. An estimated 6,000 fans packed into Lindsay’s stadium to watch the playoff game. • 1964 – State Champions (won both crowns at Taft Stadium) 1 of 2 losses is to Lindsay. That win extended Lindsay’s win streak to 28. • 1975 – Marlow nemesis Darvis Cole takes over. Wins 62 games in eight seasons. Cole coached at V-A before that. He went on to make Altus a powerhouse. First real success after the Pickett years. • 1983 – Mike Sparks takes over for Cole. Son Paul Sparks becomes an actor. • 1983 – Bad officiating possibly costs Marlow semifinals in Durant. • 1987 – The Cardiac Outlaws – wins three OT games in-

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cluding a 10-7 win over Chickasha in three OT (longest Outlaw game ever). 1990 – Mickey Hoy returns home to be high school principal. Hoy hesitantly takes football job and wins 20 of 26 games before handing reins to Ron Newby who wins 64 games (second most in team history). 1992 – State Runners-up. Championship postponed to a Monday due to snow. 1994 – State Runners-up. Marlow beat Frederick during the season (in same district) and lost at Cameron Stadium. 1996-97 – Played in 4A (highest classification ever) Great teams those years, but very tough competition. 2004 – Started 0-3 and made quarterfinals 2006 – State Runners-up. Made finals despite finishing third in district. Outlaws got a huge break when Locust Grove upset Victory Christian in first round as it caused Locust Grove to have to come to Marlow the next week.

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Donkeys look to put complete season together By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

Bray-Doyle coach Matt Garner begins his second year at the helm of the Donkeys hoping his team will be able to put together a strong season from start to finish. Last year, the Donkeys had a 2-3 record through the first five weeks. They were on a two-game winning streak when they renewed their football rivalry with Central High for the Stephens County Cup. The Bronchos dominated and it was the beginning of five straight losses for the Donkeys, who missed out on a trip to the playoffs. “We want to be better than last year, that’s what it’s all about,” Garner says. “At the end of the day, we just tell our kids to be better today than they were yesterday. We’re going to do that year by year. If that means playing somebody closer (in points) or winning more games, whatever it comes down, so just be better.” He thinks his team got complacent last year, so he wants to make sure it does not happen again. “We snapped that losing streak. I don’t know how big of one it was, but it was a pretty big one,” Garner says. “We snap that losing streak and got some confidence, and then we go and win the second game. I think we then got what I call false confidence. We got cocky and overconfident and then things started not going as well. We kind of got banged up at the end of the year, too.” There were games were players were not playing at 100 percent because the Donkeys had no other choice.

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GETTING READY: The Bray-Doyle offense runs a play the final day of practice before the Donkeys’ first game against Mountain View-Gotebo.

“The main thing is not to get complacent,” Garner says. “We go and win a couple of games and we think we are better than we were. We cannot be complacent. We cannot win and be satisfied, but we need to keep

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going and keep getting better.” Overall this year, the Donkeys are working hard, according to their coach. (Continued on page 4B)


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(Continued from page 3B) “We’re starting to do things right,” Garner says. “You can see the learning gap from year one to year two has closed. It’s hard to tell until you get to play somebody, but they seem to be catching on and we’re able to put in new things, which is a positive.” Offense The Donkeys will run out of multiple offensive sets and what is run will depend much on the competition. “We may see a weakness in one team and do one set and then see another weakness in another team and change the set,” Garner says. “We have four to six sets that we run, but as far as a favorite, that’s game to game.” Justin Miller is back this year as the starting quarterback after running and passing for 1,000 total yards last season. “That’s always something handy to have more than any other position you like to have a starter returning,” Garner says. Additionally, his quarterback is able to pick up ideas quickly. “Not only is he smart in the classroom, but he’s football smart,” states the coach. “He watches the game, he sees the game, he’s tough. He has no complaints. He does what you want him to do and how you want him to do it. You want a whole team full of him.” He also makes for a good leader. “He’s the type of kid who holds the others accountable,” Garner says. “He doesn’t talk a lot, but when he does, it means something. He leads by his action. He

is here for every practice. He was here every day for summer workouts. Not only does he show up, but he works hard.” Donkey fans can expect to see Miller take off running as well as throw it. “He can throw it, but it depends on how much throwing we are going to do. It’s all going to depend,” Garner says. “We probably are going to start out 50-50 and then adjust from there. If he needs to throw, he can throw, but if he needs to run, I feel like he can do that, too.” Mark Kilbourn, a junior, is back this year at his running back position. The coach says Kilbourn, who rushed for 597 yards with six touchdowns last season, has good speed and quickness. Joe Lumbert, a sophomore, will also play running back. He also spent some time at quarterback last year. “He’s elusive. He’s not super-fast or super-big, but he’s super smart and football smart, too,” Garner says. “He’s been playing for a long time, and he’s tough.” Dalton Whitehead, another junior, will offer the

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Donkeys a big back when they need a power runner. “Replacing (all-state running back) Austin Hall will be tough. If we can’t get it done, we’ll have to adjust, and run some different type of stuff,” Garner said. Lumbert will be seeing time at wide receiver and Kilbourn will also split out there some, too. Kane Helton, a sophomore, is a receiver and tight end. “He’s as tough as boot leather,” Garner says. On the offensive line, David Barton will start at one guard. Garner says he picks up on things quickly and works hard, and did a good job in the weight room this summer. Trevor Riley, a junior, is another hard worker at the other guard, who played a lot at tight end last year. “He may play some at tight end, too,” Garner says. “The main thing is try to find someone to fill Austin’s hole, and slide some other people around. Senior Chris Anderson will handle the center duties. “He shows up every day and does what he is supposed to,” Garner says. “He’s kind of a steady kid. He doesn’t blow you away, but he’s steady.” Overall, Bray-Doyle has seven starters on offensive back, but Garner says he is mixing them up and they may not be starting in the same place they were last year. Barton, Miller, and Kilbourn are about the only ones who will be playing where they were last year most of the time. “We’re moving some guys around. Where they end up, I don’t know, but they have some game time experience,” Garner says.

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B-D defense looking to find right mix By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

It will be much of the same on defense as it is on offense for Bray-Doyle. They have seven starters returning. Garner and his staff are trying find the best position for each player that will help the team the most. “I don’t know if we have another true linebacker like Austin (Hall) was,” the coach says. “We’re trying to find another linebacker, and move everyone else around.” Dalton Whitehead, played linebacker last year, where he recorded 70 tackles. Justin Miller and Mark Eldridge have both gotten looks at the other linebacker spot. Tyler Anderson, a freshman, has also gotten some reps there. At defensive end, David Barton and Trevor Riley will be two year starters. Mark Kilbourn returns at cornerback, and Joe Lumbert will be at safety, where he started the last four games last year. The other corner spot will depend on who ends up playing linebacker. Justin Miller is a possibility at cornerback and Helton is another. Miller started there last year. A pair of seniors – Chris Anderson and Abe Alvarez – will see playing time at noseguard. “It depends week to week who we play,”

Garner says. “If we play a spread team, we will go with the quicker one and if it is a team who pounds, we’ll go with the other. We’re kind of flexible there. Both played quite a bit there last year. Mark Eldridge may see some time there as well. “We’re better off on defense than we are on offense right now, because I think Miller is going to be fine at linebacker and I think Kane is going to be fine at corner. Offensively, we’re still mixing it up.” Garner looks for players who can flow to the ball and tackle on defense. “You’re going to hear that from a hundred coaches, but that’s what defense is all about,” Garner says. “Playing defense is about discipline, doing your job and making tackles. If you are doing your job defensively, that’s the way it works. If you don’t then you’re not very good defensively. It doesn’t make any difference what time of defense you run, you better know how to tackle. That’s what it comes down to is getting there and tackling. There’s some physicality too, but that goes hand-in-hand with tackling.” As far as special teams are concerned, Lumbert and Kilbourn will be the main return men for the Donkeys. “They are probably the most skilled,” Garner says. “They are two of our better overall athletes.”

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SECOND SEASON: Bray-Doyle head coach Matt Garner watches his offense run plays at a recent practice. Garner begins his second season with the Donkeys.

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Miller looking forward to season By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

Bray-Doyle quarterback Justin Miller returns to lead the Donkey offense after finishing one yard shy of a combined running and passing 1,000-yard season. Miller is looking forward to getting out on the field on Friday nights. “I think we are looking about as good as we did last year,” Miller said. “I just want to get out there and play. We’ve been practicing for a while, I just want to get out there and play.” Now in his third season on the high school squad, he still enjoys the game as much as he ever has. “I like being part of a team and I like to hit,” Miller says. He may get plenty of opportunity to do just that. While he may be trying to avoid getting hit as the quarterback, he will be looking to deliver some blows to opposing players from his linebacker or cornerback spot when the Donkeys are on defense. “I try not to let the pressure of being the starting quarterback get to me. I just want to go out there and have fun,” Miller says. After starting out 2-3 last season, the Donkeys lost their final five games and missed the playoffs. Miller has an idea on how to get the early-season momentum going.

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BACK FOR MORE: Justin Miller will be an important part of the equation for the Donkeys to make it back to the state playoffs this season, where they have haven’t been since Miller was in elementary school.

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Central High offense to feature several backs By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

Central High will be looking for a return trip to the state playoffs after moving back down to Class B in 2016. The Bronchos return several experienced players on a team that finished 5-6, but still have some holes to fill, especially on the line. The Bronchos started out 1-4 before winning their next four out of five games that put them in the playoffs. Keith Burton returns for his fifth year as the head coach of the Bronchos. “The kids have worked hard, but the execution of the offense hasn’t been up to my satisfaction, yet,” Burton said. “We have a lot of promise. The kids have been working hard, it takes a little time, and we’ve got a lot of new faces on the line.” The center, two guards, and tightend – four of the five spots – will be new this year. “It’s definitely taken some time, but they have some promise,” Burton says. Three young players are working at center – Anthony Tointigh, a 6-1, 285-pound sophomore; Kody Munoz, a 5-10, 275-pound sophomore; and Dylan Hargrove, a 6-2, 235-pound freshman. “If Kody doesn’t get the starting job at center, he’ll probably be a guard,” Burton said. “Dylan is just a freshman and little be-

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hind the other two, but with work he’s going to be right up there with them, too.” Munoz and James Smith, a 5-11, 195-pound junior, have been working at left guard. “Kody and James are pretty equal, but Kody has a little more size and strength. James is not as big as Kody, but he moves really well. They both have attributes that are definitely positive. Both will see plenty of time there.” Right guard will be T.J. Birdwell, who was the district’s defensive lineman of the year last season, but did not play offense.

A transfer in from a large school in Kansas the year before, Birdwell had ever only played on defense. “He spent most of last season just trying to learn the offensive side,” Burton says. “He played a few snaps there late in the year. But, so far he’s look good and shown some progress.” Burton says the 6-2, 270-pound senior has dropped about 20 pounds since last year, and it has improved his mobility. “He had good quickness last year, but I think he’s even better this year,” Burton says. Tristan Jacks, a 6-0, 200-pound junior, is

also working at that spot, and the coach likes his size and footwork. “We feel like he can spell T.J. if T.J. is the starter because he will be playing defense all the time,” Burton says. “We feel like Tristan will be able to come in and give us some quality plays.” Burton admits the Bronchos are blessed with good size for a small school. They have 12 players at 190 pounds or above. “Where was this two years ago when we were playing 11-man with 135-pound guards on the field,” Burton says with a laugh. (Continued on page 13B)


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(Continued from page 12B) Bradon Martin, a 5-10, 190-pound senior is returning at tight end. He has plenty of experience, starting for the Bronchos since he was a freshman. “He’s always been a solid player for us over the years,” Burton says. “He really came into his own last year, and we’re expecting big things from him this year. He’s got good size and is a good blocker. He runs good routes and has real good hands. He was our go-to guy last year when we wanted to throw the ball.” The other end will feature Jacksen Ketner, a 6-1, 195-pound sophomore. “He has really made a lot of improvement from last year,” Burton says. “He’s really learned that position. It may be a little bit of a surprise. Going back to last year and even in the spring we weren’t sure he was a guy who could do that, but right now it looks like he will be able to handle that.” Sal Saucedo, a 5-11, 140-pound senior, is a basketball player out for football for the first time. Burton thinks he will be seeing some time at a tight end as well. “We’re glad to have him,” Burton says. “He’s got good speed and hands, so we’ll definitely be able to use him.” Moises Ruiz, a 5-8, 170-pound sophomore could get some snaps there, too. The Bronchos will be replacing a lot of

their offensive yardage from last year at quarterback. Caleb Wright racked up yardage and touchdowns running and passing. Sophomore Bryson Johnson is the leading candidate to be under center this year. Freshman Ryan Minden is also competing for playing time. Johnson quarterbacked the junior high team last year. Also a pitcher on the Central High baseball team, he brings a strong arm to the position. “He’s just one of those kids that is an athlete,” Burton says. “He always does well. He’s smart and coachable, and he’s really been picking things up.” Minden is also a smart player and coachable, according to Burton. “He’s definitely going to be a nice one, too. We’re excited about him,” the coach says. Fullback features two players that both started at the position in 2016. Braden Edens a 6-3, 200-pound junior, has a lot of upside. “He has really good speed,” Burton says. “He suffered a knee injury last season during basketball and had surgery. We were a little concerned about that, but he is back 100 percent. He looks as strong as ever.” Alex Allen, a 5-7, 220-pound sophomore, brings a different style to the position.

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“Alex is a little heavier and compact,” Burton says. “He’s got good quickness and is a strong runner. Both will start on defense, so it will be nice they will be able to spell each other on offense.” Micah Harris, a 5-10, 145-pound junior, is back after leaving the district for a year and coming back. “We’re real excited to have him back,” Burton said. “He’s grown up and is faster, and we’re excited about his potential.” Jax Hansen, a 6-0, 165-pound freshman, has been working at fullback in a backup capacity. The Bronchos are deep at tailback with five players able to contribute. “I don’t think we’ve ever had five tailbacks here, it’s crazy,” Burton says. “All five of them are about the same, there’s nothing that really separates them.” Casey Garrett, a junior, and Hayden Cooper, a senior, both spent time starting at the position last year. “Hayden has worked extremely hard over the summer, he was at just about all of our summer pride workouts,” Burton says. “He’s gotten stronger and faster, and we think he’s really going to have a good year.” The coach says Garrett is a strong runner and more physical type of runner. “It’s a little different style of running

than Hayden’s,” Burton says. Matt Harris, is a big back at 6-2, 190, who possesses good speed. “A very smooth runner, he really glides,” Burton says. “Definitely a different style of runner than the other two. He’ll be a great asset for us if he comes along and develops like we think he will, it will be a good thing for us.” Dakota Gupton, a 5-9, 145 junior, is a little smaller than the other backs, but has great quickness. “We’re really excited about him. He’s one of those guys whose hard to get a pad on because of his quickness,” Burton says. Landon Burton, a 6-1, 165-pound freshman, is the fifth tailback, and the son of the coach. “He’s a good solid prospect back there. He has good vision, sees the hole and knows how to work his way through there,” Burton says. The different styles can make it tough for defenses to make adjustments. “I think that can be an advantage, and those guys will be playing on defense, too,” Burton says. “We have had times where we just had one back getting 25 to 30 carries in a game, and try to play defense, and that was a load on them. A lot of times if you just have one tailback, they are pretty banged up.”


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Position: Tight End, Cornerback Ht: 5’11” Wt: 140 Class: Senior

2017 Bronchos Football Schedule

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Away 7:30

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Away 7:30 Oct 27 Fox (Senior Night)

Home 7:30

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Away 7:30

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District could be wide open Central High’s ‘Big Man on Campus’ By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

The District B-4 race may not be decided until the very end this year. With only a sixteam district, just a win or loss to the right or wrong team could mean the difference of making the playoffs or starting basketball practice. The district features Bray-Doyle, Central High, Fox, Ryan, Waurika, and Wilson. Waurika was dominating last year, but had a large senior class. “Waurika was the better team out of all of us, and then it was kind of everybody else,” Central High coach Keith Burton says. “The rest of us were pretty evenly matched I thought.” This year, Burton sees Fox as the favorite. “They have the edge over everybody, I think,” Burton says. “They pretty much have all their starters returning. They have a good number of kids out. I think the coach said he had 30 kids out. I expect them to be the team people would think would be on top.”

After that, Burton says he is not sure how things might fall. “It’s like last year, I feel like the rest of us are fighting for those last three playoff spots,” Burton says. “I think Wilson might be a surprise. They had a large number of kids out and had a strong freshman class last year and will be moving up.” He also thinks Bray-Doyle will be in the mix after losing only one starter from last year. “They will be much improved this year,” Burton says. “I know coach (Matt) Garner does a good job over there and after being in his system a year I think will make a big difference.” While he expects Waurika to have some drop-off after losing so many seniors, he knows coach Glenn Howard and his staff will have their team ready and be a solid. “With the guys they do have back, they will be competitive,” Burton says. Ryan got hit hard by the injury bug last year and is looking for improvement from last year. “Their numbers are up a little bit, and I’m sure they will be a factor, too,” Burton says.

By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

When opposing teams want to run against the Central High defense this season, they will have a big obstacle to get around who goes by the name of T.J. Birdwell. The senior Broncho noseguard was a transfer last year and he may have been able to surprise some teams, but there will be no surprises this year. Last year, Birdwell (6-2, 275) was a unanimous choice for the District B-4 defensive lineman of the year. “It makes me want to go harder than last year and be one of the top linemen again this year,” Birdwell says. Coming from a much larger school in Kansas, Birdwell had only played defense, and that is the only place he played in 2016. That is changing this year. Birdwell is expected to start on the offensive line as well. “It’s really weird because when you go to a little school, you have to learn to do it all and you can’t just focus on one thing,” Birdwell admits. “It hasn’t been that bad. I really wasn’t used to offense, but I’m getting the hang of it.” Birdwell plans to become a diesel mechanic after high school, but until then, he has a job to do.

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CENTER OF ATTENTION: Central High defensive tackle T.J. Birdwell is expecting to see a lot of attention from other teams after being named the top lineman in the district last year as a junior.

“I want to go out every game and play like it is my last game, because this is my last season,” Birdwell says. And he thinks his team has what it takes to make sure his final year lasts as long as possible. “I think we are looking better than we were,” Birdwell says. “We’ve got some good guys up front and some speed in the backfield.”

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Central High defense solid throughout By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

The Central High defense looks to be a strong unit with several players expected to step up and contribute. “It’s kind of a unique situation where we have so many players that can play at any time,” Central High coach Keith Burton says. “There’s really not a lot of drop-off. In a typical year, you are usually hoping to have eight to 10 good players, but after that you have a drop-off and you don’t want to put them on the field in certain situations. It is different this year.” Defensive tackle T.J. Birdwell, the outstanding lineman from the district last year, is back and is expected to be the key cog for the Bronchos. “Outside of T.J. we don’t have any outstanding guys, but we do have some solid players who can contribute. We have some depth with the exception of some younger guys who are not quite ready. The rest of them, we feel like we’ve got some good depth.” Birdwell’s selection as the top defensive lineman in District B-4 was a unanimous choice Burton says, so his impact was definitely felt.

“He lost some weight and while he was not slow last year, he’s gotten faster and quicker,” Burton says. “He’s a great player in the middle. He makes it tough for people to run on us inside, and he runs well from sideline to sideline. He’s the type of guy you’re really glad he’s on your side.” Cody Munoz and Anthony Tointigh are expected to back Birdwell up and provide him with a breather. Defensive end features returner Bradon Martin, a four-year starter. “He really did an outstanding job for us last year,” Burton says. “When we played 11-man football he played some defensive tackle, end, and linebacker. He went wherever we needed him, but last year we were able to keep him at one positon, and he really grew into that and had an outstanding year. Very solid and dependable player.” The other end is still up in the air. Matt Harris and Jacksen Ketner have both

been working there. Moises Ruiz and Triston Jacks have been working there as well. “Triston has had a really good preseason, so he could figure in on that,” Burton says. With Bradon Martin playing both ways, Jacks will have an opportunity to fill in when Martin needs a rest. The biggest question mark on the defensive side of the ball for the Bronchos is at linebacker after graduating both linebackers last year. Four are competing for the two spots. James Smith, Alex Allen, Bryson Johnson, and Casey Garrett. “James has looked the best at technique and making reads,” Burton says. Johnson plays the position well, the coach thinks, but may be limited due to his quarterback duties on offense. He is also capable of playing in the secondary. Allen played some at linebacker last year for the Bronchos.

Braden Edens returns at one cornerback spot. At 6-3, 200 pounds, he brings a lot to the position. “He’s very strong against the run, and he did an outstanding job of that last year. He got better at pass coverage late in the year. Right now, we feel like we are really solid there with Braden at that corner.” Dakota Gupton has the inside track on the other corner spot. “He’s a very good coverage guy and does an outstanding job on coverage, and he can come up and stop the run. He’s a very good tackler.” Ryan Minden and Sal Saucedo give the Bronchos some depth at the position. At safety, Hayden Cooper, a former linebacker and defensive end, has good speed and is picking up the adjustments well. He could also be a good run support as he gets to the ball in a hurry. “With him back there at safety, we feel it gives us some flexibility on defense with what we can do,” Burton says. Landon Burton, a freshman, backs him up. “He’s shown a lot of potential there,” Burton says. “He has some good, physical tools to work with. He’s developing there and will see home playing time with Hayden playing tailback.”


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Confidence returning to Rush Springs By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review

Tim Beard is back at the helm of the Rush Springs Redskins after resigning in 2015, and then coming back in 2016 as coach Mickey Seifried’s assistant. When Seifried decided to concentrate his time fully on being elementary principal, Beard stepped back in. “It feels real good,” Beard says of being back. “I was so happy that coach Seifried was a man of character and confidence that he hired me back as an assistant last year. I’m very happy he gave me that opportunity, which led back to getting the head coaching position.” It was almost like he never left. He is familiar with all the players, and has worked several years with assistant coach David McKay. “I know a lot of kids from their junior high years, and that gives me a chance to be ahead of the pack,” Beard says. “There’s no real learning curve on know-

2017 RUSH SPRINGS REDSKINS

ing what kids are capable of and things like that.” Rush Springs has good numbers this year with 35 players out. “We have the best numbers we have had in a long time,”

Beard says.

Offense Beard will employ a multiple formation offensive scheme for the Redskins. They might be set up in double tightends or double running backs.

“We don’t have any truly power run sets yet,” Beard says. “Those will come in later. We have a very athletic quarterback (Kyle Foster), so we’re going to use him to our advantage, and the fact he has a very good arm

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and throws the ball really well.” Foster started last year and he will be joined by another returning starter in the backfield – Chase Bruner, a senior. Caleb Scott, a senior, can

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Confidence (Continued from page 2C) play tight end or a flex positon. Joey Ward will play an inside slot position. Brayden Douthit and Steven Spear will also see extensive playing time. “That’s the first group, but we’ll have several that we’ll rotate through,” Beard says. And as much as those players have the potential to have great years, what really excites Beard is the big guys up front on the offensive line. The Redskins return all five starters on the line. “We’re real excited about that more than anything,” Beard says. “They’ve been together for over a year, and that should bring a big benefit for us this year.” Those linemen include senior right tackle Jordie Harris, senior right guard Logan Light, senior center Tyler Loeser, junior left guard Tell Cross, and junior left tackle Caleb Clouse. “They’ve spent some blood, sweat and tears in the fieldhouse, and we should be pretty good because of them,” Beard says. Defense The Redskins will be based out of the 4-3 defensive scheme. “You can get to different packages easier that way,” Beard says. “We’re teaching an attack style defense.” Beard says the defense is strongest at linebacker where Logan Light, Caleb Scott, and Caleb Heston will roam. This will be the third year for Light and Scott to be starting together at linebacker. “We feel real strong about their abilities. We expect them to go downhill and make some tackles for us,” Beard says. The interior of the defensive line will be Cross and Crouse at noseguard and tackle, respectively. Strong side defensive end will be Bruner and the weakside end will be J.T. Gilbert along with Ryan Mason, who will sub in to give the other two a break when they need it. “He’s young, but we’ve got big plans for him,” Beard says of Mason. In the secondary, Douthit and sophomore Jacob Duke have good speed and will be playing at safety.

Cornerbacks include Steven Spear and Joey Ward, both returning starters. Special teams The Redskins had a couple of special team failures last season, and the coach is trying to ensure it does not happen this year. “We try to work on special teams every day,” Beard says. “That’s not a mark against coach Seifried or when I was here before or anybody else. We have good enough people that if we play smart and play with maximum effort every game, we have to make sure the kicking game is in our favor.” The snapper, punter, and kicker are experienced, the coach says. “Just overall we need to have a good overall mindset,” Beard says. “But, we haven’t even had our first scrimmage yet, so we don’t know quite what we have, but we will find out for sure. We just think we have all the pieces in place to be really successful this year if we can continue to take steps forward.” Keys to success Beard says in order for the Redskins to have the type of season they want to have, they will have to stay healthy. He said they already have one player who they hope will only be out a couple of weeks. “For us, the sky is the limit in my opinion,” Beard says. “We feel real confident we have a good group and more so of the leadership than I think we have had in a while. Just seems like

Photo by Amanda Scott

SENIORS: (from left) Paul Phipps, Jordan Harris, Kaleb Scott, Chase Bruner, Tyler Loeser and Logan Light

they are a tightknit group of brothers who have a common goal.” District Beard knows the road will not be easy playing in the tough District A-3. In fact, Rush Springs is picked to finish fifth in the six-team field in the VYPE magazine preseason poll. “It’s going to be tough, just like normal,” Beard says. “Apache’s good, Ringling’s good, Healdton’s good. Elmore City had Apache down last year at the end of the game, and nearly had them beat. It’s going to be tough from top to bottom. It’s just going to be a matter of playing smart and staying healthy, and continuing to believe in each other.” Beard thinks his team will

have a chance to compete and do well in the district race. Player’s perspective Like Beard, senior running back Chase Bruner is confident the team has what it takes to be successful. “Our team is built on accountability, so I would like to be able to count on everybody to do their job on the team,” Bruner says. “In years past, we were a team, but this year, me and these guys have a bond. We all care about each other. It’s all about accountability, that’s our main word this year.” And that accountability, Bruner thinks, begins with the seniors stepping up and taking charge. “We’re not being mean or anything like that, we’re just

reminding them, ‘hey, if you don’t get your act together, you’re going to cause us to run.’ The Coach has told a few of us that he sees a lot of leadership. When the coaches are busy, we get them all together so we don’t have to worry about them and things like that.” He is hoping that will show itself on Friday nights. “I think we will look good this year,” Bruner says. “In past years, I wasn’t so sure. This year, we have so much talent, we really do. People have been asking, ‘What happened to Rush Springs?’ We’re still here. We always found ways to lose. I think we will find ways to win this year. That’s the big thing for us. I think we have something in store for everybody.”

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JOEY

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CRABB

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11

PAUL

PHIPPS

Position: Wide Receiver, Free Safety Class: Senior

Position: Wide Receiver, Center Class: Freshman

8

J.T.

STEPHEN

FRICK

Position: Wide Receiver, Center Class: Junior

12

KYLE

FOSTER

Position: Quarterback, Free Safety Class: Junior

HARPER

HARPER

Position: Wide Receiver, Center Class: Sophomore

5

ZACH

ZANE

WARD

PHIPPS

Position: Wide Receiver, Center Class: Sophomore

4

3

Position: Quarterback, Free Safety Class: Freshman

TANNER

BURKHART Position: Wide Receiver, Free Safety Class: Junior

CHASE

BRUNER

Position: Running Back, Defensive End Class: Senior

WORDEN

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10

9

14

CADE

J.T.

GILBERT

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18

JACOB

JORDAN

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21

KALEB

SCOTT

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24

PARKER

JORDAN

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34

Position: Wide Receiver, Strong Safety Class: Junior

40

CALEB

HESTON

Position: Wide Receiver, Linebacker Class: Sophomore

LADWIG

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JORDAN

HARRIS

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HURST

RYANS

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HAYDEN

SCOTT

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DUKE

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50

JOSH

53

JACOB

Position: Wide Receiver, Linebacker Class: Sophomore

44

BRYCEN

52

LOGAN

BRAYDEN

DOUTHIT

33

51

LOGAN

LIGHT

Position: Offensive Guard, Linebacker Class: Senior

55

LUKE

SCOTT

Position: Center, Defensive Tackle Class: Freshman

TYLER

LOESER

Position: Center, Defensive Tackle Class: Senior

60

RYAN

MASON

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64 TELL

CROSS

Position: Offensive Guard, Nose Guard Class: Junior

72

CALEB

CLOUSE

Position: Offensive Tackle, Defensive Tackle Class: Junior

78

81

TREVOR

ZEB

BALCOM

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MATHEW

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MARLOW Kingfisher (A) 13th meeting First played – Oct. 28, 1921 (Kingfisher 24, Marlow 8 at Kingfisher) Last played – Aug. 26, 2016 (Kingfisher 21, Marlow 14 at Marlow) Marlow is 3-9 vs. Kingfisher. Marlow has never won by more than 8 points. Marlow is 1-4 at Kingfisher. Last win was Nov. 12, 1993. Marlow has lost 8 straight to Kingfisher – Last win was Nov. 6, 1998 (34-26 at Marlow) Last year, Marlow pushed Kingfisher to the limit. The Yellowjackets finished 11-2 last season and advanced to the state quarterfinals. Back for more is running back Cole Crosswhite, a 5-8, 150-poiund junior, who rushed for 1,453 yards with 26 touchdowns last season. He rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Outlaws last season. Marlow will see a new quarterback in dualthreat Jett Sternberger, a 6-2, 175-pound junior. Sternberger will have a pair of 6-foot-2 wide receivers in Cole Daugherty and Ethan Carrington to throw to. Daughtery had three catches for 43 yards and a touchdown against Marlow in 2016. The Yellowjackets were senior-laden on the line in 2016, which means they have several spots to fill in 2017. On defense, Kingfisher will be experienced at linebacker and the secondary. Crosswhite moves over into the secondary, where he had three interceptions last year. The Yellowjackets have a pair of senor linebackers. The two combined for more than 100 tackles last season. Carrington joins Crosswhite in the secondary as does Colton York in the secondary. Declan Haub, a 6-2, 210-pound junior tightend, looks to be an impact player on defense from his end position, where he is a sack threat. Bethany (H) 7th meeting First played – Nov. 27, 1953 (Bethany 20,

Marlow 19 at Bethany in playoff game) Last played – Sept. 2, 2016 (Bethany 35, Marlow 27 at Bethany) Marlow is 0-6 vs. Bethany. Marlow is 0-2 vs. Bethany in Marlow. Bethany did not play Marlow while Renshaw was coaching the Bronchos (2000-03), but the Bronchos have been regulars on the schedule the past few years. Bethany was a Class 2A school when Renshaw was coaching there, and now they are a Class 4A school. Senior Payton Harrell returns at running back where he had 784 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a season-ending injury in week six. Against the Outlaws, Harrell rushed for 107 yards and two scores and also caught a pass for 25 yards. Sophomore quarterback Sam Brandt did not start against Marlow last year, but gained experience after taking over the team in October as a freshman. Originally a running back, Brandt is a dualthreat quarterback who ran for 732 yards and 13 touchdowns as a freshman. He only had 25 yards on 12 carries against Marlow. Senior Brady Wright, a 5-11, 160-pound senior, is the top returning receiver for the Bronchos. He did not record a catch against Marlow in 2016. Defensively, the Bronchos lost nearly half of its starters, but has junior Lawson Stout at linebacker. Braxton Reid, a 5-8, 155-pound senior leads the secondary after recording 39 tackles last year. Elgin (A) 18th meeting First played – Nov. 5, 1982 (Marlow 29, Elgin 20 at Marlow) Last played – Sept. 9, 2016 (Elgin 27, Marlow 14 at Marlow) Marlow is 13-4 vs. Elgin. Marlow is 7-1 at Elgin. Lone loss was 9/10/2010. Elgin won 52-6, the largest margin for either team in series. Marlow won first 11 meetings vs. Elgin. Elgin has won 4 of the last 6 meetings. The Owls feature 18 seniors on their veteran team looking to get over .500 in more than five years. They finished 4-6 last year with one of the four wins coming against Marlow. Elgin dominated Marlow in the first half, and

then held off an Outlaw comeback bid in the second half. Quarterback/running back Noah Taiese scored four touchdowns in the game for Elgin, but he is gone this year. Quarterback Braeden Shackleford who returns this year, threw for 102 yards last year against the Outlaws. His biggest target this year may be Daevaughn Huffman, a 6-2, 183-pound senior. Elgin will definitely have the advantage of up front this year with 270 and 267-pound guards. The Owls feature two hard-running backs in John Brown, a 5-10, 2-6 senior and Pepper Ferrell, a 6-0, 225-pound senior. Brown rushed for 64 yards and led Eldin in receiving with two catches for 58 yards last season against Marlow. Ferrell managed just nine yards on five carries against the Outlaws last season. Senior outside linebacker Isaac Garrett returns at linebacker where he is a force to be reckoned with. He recorded 134 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 12 sacks last year. Ferrell also had a big year for the Owls, recording 121 tackles and 16 sacks last season from his defensive end spot. Junior J.J. Johnson leads the team in the secondary where he had four interceptions and 18 pass break-ups in 2016.

Washington (H) 4th meeting First played – Sept. 19, 2014 (Washington 35-16 at Marlow) Last played – Sept. 16, 2016 (Marlow 28-7 at Washington) Marlow leads series, 2-1. Road team has won all three meetings. Because of district re-alignments, Marlow ended up going to Washington in back-toback years, but the Outlaws did not mind. Marlow played two of its best games the past two seasons at Washington. The Outlaws were responsible for one of just two losses Washington (11-2) suffered in 2015. The Warriors went 8-4 in 2016. The Outlaw defense has managed to contain the dangerous Tyler Stuever, a twotime VYPE Top 100 selection at running back. He had just 45 yards rushing on six carries with no touchdowns in Marlow’s 28-7 win last

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(Marlow, Continued from page 9C) year. In 2015, Marlow limited him to 57 yards on eight carries in a 35-18 win in 2015. In 2016, Stuever went on to rush for 1,500 yards, had 500 receiving yards and scored 20 touchdowns. This year, the 6-1, 205-pound senior is expected to play both running back and slot. Tyler’s brother Trevor returns at quarterback. A junior this year, Trevor is a dual-threat quarterback. Tanner Thompson, a 6-2, 285-pound senior, leads the offensive line at tackle. He is a fouryear starter for the Warriors. Defensively, 2016 sack leader Cale Winton returns at defensive end. At 6-4, 303, senior defensive tackle Logan Chastain plugs up the middle Senior Garrett Wilson (6-0, 170) led the team in interceptions last year with six from his secondary position. John Marshall (A) 2nd meeting

Last played – Sept. 23, 2016 (John Marshall 45, Marlow 20 at Marlow) 106th all-time opponent for Marlow. This will be the 22nd game Marlow has played in the OKC Metro. Marlow opens district play with one of the top-ranked preseason teams in the state. The Bears are led by senior running back Devonte Lee (5-9, 23) who is load to bring down. He scorched the Outlaws for 261 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns in 2016. A transfer from Anadarko, Trey Eason, a 5-8, 180-pound senior, is expected to play both running back and quarterback. Defensively, the Bears will definitely have the advantage in size. The defense is anchored on the line by tackles Greg Brown (5-10, 310) and Nigel Brannon (6-6, 360). Both are seniors. Malachi Mills and Kewon Curry hold down the fort at middle linebacker and the secondary features two excellent cover corners in T.J. Spriggs and Jared Levingston. John Marshall went 12-2 last season, losing

in the playoffs to eventual state champion Jones, 36-29, in the state semifinals. It was the closest game the undefeated Longhorns (15-0) had all season.

Purcell (H) 45th meeting First played – Oct. 2, 1925 (Marlow 19-0 in Marlow) Last played – Sept. 30, 2016 (Purcell 2520 in Purcell) Marlow is 17-25-2 vs. Purcell. Marlow is 10-8 vs. Purcell at home. Purcell has won 5 straight. Last Marlow win was Oct. 5, 2001 (36-14 in Marlow) Purcell has won 7 of the last 8 meetings, including last 2 meetings in Marlow. 4th most games vs. any opponent (44). Longest consecutive years played (14, 1930-43) 3rd most losses vs. any opponent (25) If there is one game that stands out as the one that got away for Marlow in 2016, it was (Continued on page 11C)

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(Marlow, Continued from page 10C) the loss at Purcell. Trailing by five points, the Outlaws had a first-and-goal at the Purcell 5-yard line in the final minutes. They could not get the push they needed, however, getting stopped at the 2 on fourth down. The Outlaws then had the chance for one last possession, forcing a punting situation, but were flagged for their fourth personal foul of the game, and the Dragons ran out the clock. The loss would cost the Outlaws a chance for a first-round home playoff game. Senior running back Isaiah Couch, who rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown last year against the Outlaws is back again as is Gunner Fink, who rushed for 44 yards and a touchdown last year. Quarterbacking the Dragons this year will be Garrett Galyan, a 6-3, 180-pound junior, who played wide receiver last year. Purcell looks to be solid up front with three experienced seniors on the line in Trey Haley )(6-2, 250), Ben Claunch (6-0, 215), and Dylan

Kimball (6-3, 230). Many of the same players turn around to play defense in the five-man front. Anadarko (A) 44th meeting First played – Last game of 1918 (Marlow 6-0 unknown location) Last played – Oct. 14, 2016 (Marlow 19, Anadarko 8 at Anadarko) Marlow is 25-16-2 vs. Anadarko. Marlow is 15-4-2 vs. Anadarko at Marlow. Anadarko was Marlow’s first playoff opponent ever (1945) 5th most games vs. any opponent (43) Longest consecutive years played was 16 years (1928-43) 5th most wins vs. any opponent (25) Following a bye week, the Outlaws rebounded from their loss to Purcell in a big way, picking up a road win at Anadarko. The win over the Warriors was the stepping stone of a four-game winning streak and a spot in

the playoffs. Anadarko returns seven starters on a team that finished 5-6. Senior running back Kyle White (6-0, 180) will get the starting nod at running back. He had just one carry against the Outlaws last year. Trey Eason who had 144 yards against the Outlaws last year, but he transferred to John Marshall this season. The Warriors return an experienced offensive line, headed up by brothers Billy Bunn (6-2, 270) and Brayden Nunn (6-1, 220). Damon Teart returns to quarterback the Warriors. He threw for 122 yards against Marlow last season, but had two interceptions and was just 8-of-20 passing. Linebacker Joseph Anderson (6-1, 220) heads up the defense as part of a formidable front seven for the Warriors.

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(Marlow, Continued from page 11C) Marlow) Last played – Oct. 19, 2016 (Marlow 48-16 at Marlow) Marlow leads series, 3-2 Series tied 1-1 at Bridge Creek Bridge Creek won first two meetings, Marlow won last three meetings Marlow quarterback Will Coffman broke loose for four touchdowns as the Outlaws romped past Bridge Creek in 2016. The Bobcats will have a new coach in Scott O’Hara, who returns to football coaching after two years of coaching track at Southwestern Christian University. Before that, he coached at Purcell. Bridge Creek junior quarterback T.J. Chase (6-1, 185) threw for 1,100 yards and rushed for 350 and accounted for 14 touchdowns last season. Marlow did pick off three of his passes in their game. Junior running back Johnny Easterwood (6-1, 180) heads up the running game after rushing for 600 yards last season. A pair of seniors – Bailey Chase (6-2, 235) and Josh Schubert (6-4, 230) head up the offensive line. The Bobcats also have a pair of seniors at wide receivers that will be the main targets for Chase. Both Luke Garrett (6-0, 150) and Trent Vincent (5-10, 150) both have good speed. Senior linebacker Kaleb Chase (6-1, 235) heads up the defense, where Cub Hodges joins him as part of a tough duo. Comanche (H) 79th meeting First played – Sept. 19, 1924 (0-0 tie at Marlow) Last played – Oct. 28, 2016 (Marlow 57-0 at Comanche) Marlow is 52-21-5 vs. Comanche Marlow is 26-12-1 at Comanche Marlow is 26-9-4 at Marlow Marlow has won 5 straight and 10 of last 11 Comanche’s last win and last win in Comanche was Sept. 16, 2011 (14-8) Comanche’s last win in Marlow was Sept. 17, 2004 (33-20) Marlow played Comanche every year from 1924-32, 1936-81, and 2000-present Most games vs. any opponent (78)

Most wins vs. any opponent (52) Second longest consecutive rivalry (46 years, 1936-81) (Chickasha is 1st with 54 games, 52-05) 5th most losses vs. any opponent (21) The Indians will have a lot of holes to fill this season, losing nine starters on both sides of the ball on a team that went 2-8 last year. Marlow’s defense limited Comanche to just 113 yards last year. Marlow quarterback had a banner night, rushing for 104 yards with a touchdown and was 5-of-6 passing for 144 yards and a touchdown. Comanche has a new head coach in Brad Perry. The two returning starters come on the offensive line in David Carter and Wyatt Harris. Sophomore quarterback Chandler Bowen takes over the offensive reins in the shotgun formation offense. His main target will be junior receiver Jacob McClendon (6-3, 160). Brothers Trevor and Trent Cusumano will hold the defense at linebacker. Harris and Carter will turn around and play defense line where they will be joined by freshman Reece Meddick, a big freshman at 6-3, 320 pounds. Lexington (A) First played – Oct. 26, 1990 (Marlow 34-8 at Lexington) Only time Marlow played in Lexington Last played – Nov. 4, 2016 (Marlow 42-14 at Marlow) Marlow is 3-0 vs. Lexington Average win margin is 27.3 ppg (26, 28, 28) With the win last season over Lexington, Marlow capped off the regular season with a four-game winning streak, the Outlaws secured the No. 3 seed from the district for the playoffs. Wyatt Bergner rushed for 127 yards and scored three times in the Outlaws win. Despite finishing 6-4 the Bulldogs did not make the playoffs. Senior running back Zach Smith rushed for more than 1,200 yards in 2016 as a junior in only eight games. He did not play against Marlow. Quarterback Toby Prevost is also a running threat. The offensive line will have some holes to fill, and the Bulldogs will be looking for some

receivers as well to take some pressure of the running game. Linebacker Fischer Bowling heads up the 4-2-5 defense.

BRAY-DOYLE

Mountain View-Gotebo (H) 2016 record: 4-6 Last year: MV-G won, 28-20 Date: Aug. 25 Quick hit: The 2016 game was the coaching debut of Bray-Doyle’s Matt Garner. The Donkeys almost got a win, but five turnovers proved to be the difference in the season opener. Mark Kilbourn was the leading rusher with 64 yards and a touchdown for the Donkeys. The Tigers are led on offense by a pair of running backs – tailback Skylar Ahstne (6-2, 180) and fullback Riley Pearl (5-6, 160). Mountain View-Gotebo will have two options at quarterback – one is a runner while the other is a passing threat. Brayden Nicholas (5-10, 160) is the runner and Kamden Urban (6-1, 170) is the passer with good arm strength. Brycen Fischer (5-8, 150) will be the main target for Urban at wide receiver. Defensive end Sterling Lee, who also plays offensive line, can be a handful for opposing offenses. Luke Hoyle (6-2, 265) provides the Tigers with some power up front from his noseguard position. Ahsten and Pearl switch from running backs to linebackers, where they will look to cause some havoc.

Thackerville (A) 2016 record: 9-2 Last year: Thackerville won, 48-0 Date: Sept. 8 Quick hit: After going 9-1 in the regular season, Thackerville lost to Regent Prep in a shootout, 85-50, in the first round of the Class C playoffs. The Wildcats are led by senior quarterback Jakota Ballard. The Wildcats averaged 40 points a game and gave up only 16 points on average in the regular season.

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e(Bray-Doyle, Continued from page 12C) Thackerville will be shooting for its seventh straight playoff appearance. Oklahoma School for Deaf (A) Date: Sept. 16

Temple (H) 2016 record: 1-9 Last year: The teams did not play Date: Sept. 22 Quick hit: New coach Brad Spurlock g coached Comanche in 2016 Temple will rely on 6-2, 190-pound senior e fullback Joey Doran to churn up yardage on e the offensive side of the ball. He rushed for 689 last season. h Also back is quarterback Malik Brown. Brown rushed for more than 500 yards and f threw for more than 300 in 2016. , The defense returns several returning starters on defense. Doran had 94 tackles at his linebacker position last year. Senior running back Quinzell Tisdale (5n n m

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Strother (A) 2016 record: 1-9 Last year: Bray-Doyle won, 54-12 Date: Sept. 29 Quick hit: The win was Bray-Doyle’s second straight win of the season. The Yellowjackets were an extremely young team in 2016, and after taking their lumps, they are back with higher expectations in 2017. Junior running back Ty LeMay (5-9, 176) is back after scoring five touchdowns last season and rushing for 340 yards. Sophomore quarterback (5-9, 150) threw for 617 yards last season with nine touchdowns He also rushed for 415 yards. Sophomore Kyle Yargee heads up the defense at linebacker, where as a freshman he had 74 tackles, and caused two fumbles

Central High (H) 2016 record: 5-6 Last year: Central High romped to a 52-6 win. Date: Oct. 6 Quick hit: The two rivals renewed the Stephens County Cup rivalry after an eightyear hiatus as the teams took turns playing in Class A. The Bronchos and Donkeys open district play with the winner getting the first step to a playoff berth. Central High has depth in the backfield with five running backs and two fullbacks it can substitute freely. Sophomore quarterback Bryce Johnson, a pitcher on the baseball team, has a strong arm. (Continued on page 13C)

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(Bray-Doyle, Continued from page 13C) Defensively, the Bronchos feature arguably one of the best defensive line in Class B in T.J. Birdwell, who was a unanimous choice for the district defensive lineman of the year as a junior in 2016. Fox (A) 2016 record: 3-8 Last year: Fox broke open a close game in the second half and went on to a 68-20 win. Date: Oct. 13 Quick hit: Fox lost more games (8) in 2016 than they did the previous four years combined (6). They are the picked to win District B-4 by VYPE magazine. The Foxes will be looking to get back into double-digit wins this year after a down year in 2016, but they will have to rely on several underclassmen to get the job done. Junior quarterback Jimmy Bivings (5-10, 165) is back this year after throwing for 259 yards and six touchdowns last year. Bivings can be even more dangerous on the ground. Against the Donkeys last year, he rushed 33 times for 258 yards and three touchdowns. He ended the season with 541 yards rushing. Dalton Davis (6-3, 260) is a load at running back though he had just one carry for one yard against Bray-Doyle in 2016. He will also see time at tight end. Another running back retur ning is sophomore Preston Shepherd (5-10, 155). Senior Danny Coates (5-6, 140) is also expected to see playing time in the backfield. Defensively, Shepherd is expected to be the leader. He can play either linebacker or in the secondary for the Foxes. Ryan (H) 2016 record: 2-8 Last year: Ryan took a close 28-20 win. Date: Oct. 19 Quick hit: The injury bug hit the Cowboys hard last year ending what they were hoping was going to be a promising year. Healthy again, Ryan will have several starters returning on both sides of the ball. Junior running back Skyler Parkhill (5-10, 165) is expected to carry much of the rushing load for the Cowboys and he is also a dangerous pass receiver. The Cowboys have some good size on the

line in senior Tate Kimbro (6-4, 300) and junior Sam Brown (6-3, 280). The line will need to do its job to keep the pressure of freshman quarterback Grayson Tomberlin (5-10, 160) who will be thrown into the fire of varsity football. Senior Dawson Tomerlin (5-9, 185) will head up the defensive unit that features six returning starters. Skylar Parkhill and Joseph Martin anchor the defensive line. Waurika (A) 2016 record: 9-3 Last year: Waurika overpowered BrayDoyle for a 60-6 win. Date: Oct. 27 Quick hit: The Eagles are expected to contend for the District B-4 title, picked to finish second by VYPE magazine. Waurika will be utilizing speed to gain an advantage over its opponents. The Eagles have three players that can break into open field. Junior Aaron Nitka (62, 180) will quarterback the team. Nitka was mostly a receiver last year, but did play some quarterback. One of his main targets will be senior tight end Seth Cathey (6-2, 185), who had 11 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. Another senior, Scott Showalter (6-0, 175), is back after rushing for 743 yards on just 100 carries, and scoring six touchdowns in 2016. The three will also team up on defense to stop opposing offenses. With Cathey at linebacker, Showalter at defensive back, and Nitka at defensive end. Also adding speed on defense will be Colton Bryant, a 5-9, 150-pound junior, who plays defensive back. Wilson (H) 2016 record: 2-9 Last year: Wilson romped to a 52-6 win. Date: Nov. 3 Quick hit: Despite finishing 2-8 last season, the Eagles made the playoffs by winning its last two district games, and qualifying fourth. The Eagles will feature a strong running game with Duty Asbery, a 5-7, 140-pound senior at halfback, and Clay Hodges, a 5-8,

200-pound, junior at fullback. Doing the quarterback duties will be either Carson Fulton and Logan Schoaf, both sophomores. Schoaf could also play halfback. Trevor Schoaf, a 6-0, 200-pound junior, will be the main target at tight end. Five starters return on defense. The Eagles will be strong up front with a pair of seniors anchoring the line with Trevor Schoaf and Dylan Lambert. Linebackers include Hodges and William Miller.

CENTRAL HIGH

SW Covenant (H) 2016 record: 6-4 Last year: Central High had seven turnovers, and the Patriots took advantage, winning, 40-0. Date: Sept. 1 Quick hit: SW Covenant is picked to finish second in District C-2 and is ranked eighth overall in the preseason VYPE magazine poll. The Bronchos will have their hands full with Southwest Covenant quarterback Sam Webb. The senior quarterback has nearly 6,000 career passing yards. In 2016, he passed for 2,237 yards and 27 touchdowns. Webb will have a duo of experienced receivers in senior tight end Bryce Brown (64, 215), and junior wide receiver Cole Shaw (6-0, 170). The running game will consist of fullback Nathen Hagen (6-2, 200) and running back Trevor Kelly (5-0, 175), who will also play some at receiver. Osiah Mikesh (6-3 210) anchors the offensive line. The Patriots also have an excellent kicker in Logan Shields, who is ranked in the top 100 kickers nationally by one publication. Defensively, the Patriots are strong up front and solid in the secondary with many of the offensive starters switching sides of the ball. Burns Flat-Dill City (A) 2016 record: 3-7 Last year: The Eagles won a 52-46 shootout. Date: Sept. 8

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(Central High, Continued from page 14C) Quick hit: Central High had over 300 yards rushing against the Eagles in 2016. The good news for the Bronchos is Cameron Carter, who rushed for 265 yards last year against the Bronchos graduated. The running back duties for Burns Flat-Dill City will fall on a pair of running backs in Jaron Mason and Luis Margerum. The Eagles have a pair of good-sized tight ends in Jake Mooney (6-3, 210) and Colt Adams (6-3, 180). Starting a quarterback will be sophomore Riley Johnson, a first-year starter. Center Riley Johnson (6-0, 200) anchors the offensive line. Defensively, Mason and Brayton Matthews are good cover and run supporters at cornerback. Temple (H) 2016 record: 1-9 Last year: Central High used a big fourth quarter to pull away for a 44-12 win. Date: Sept. 16 Quick hit: With the win, Central High snapped a 14-game losing streak. Temple will rely on 6-2, 190-pound senior fullback Joey Doran to churn up yardage on the offensive side of the ball. He rushed for 689 last season. Also back is quarterback Malik Brown. Brown rushed for more than 500 yards and threw for more than 300 in 2016. The defense returns several returning starters on defense. Doran had 94 tackles at his linebacker position last year. Senior running back Quinzell Tisdale (57,130) switches to the secondary on defense, where he had three interceptions last year.

Carnegie (A) 2016 record: 7-5 Last year: Carnegie ran away with a 54-6 win Date: Sept. 22 Quick hit: Carnegie has improved its record for the past five years going 1-9, 2-8, 4-7, 6-4, and 7-5, respectively. Dual threat Xavier Neshakulah takes over at quarterback, while senior fullback Rhodey Mabry will be load to bring down. He is )complemented by the speedy junior Tristen

Hainta (5-8, 170) The main receiving target is Taylor Martin. A pair of seniors – Eddie Cano and Charnel Lindsey – anchor the offensive line. Senior defensive end Jaispen Bialis uses his quickness to get around blocks, and also opens the way for Hainta to at Linebacker to get more involved. The Wildcats are picked to finish third in District B-3 behind Cyril and Alex. Snyder (H) 2016 record: 2-8 Last year: The Cyclones scored late to seal a 30-16 win. Date: Sept. 29 Quick hit: Snyder is picked to finish last in the tough District B-3 in a VYPE magazine poll. The Cyclones will be returning seven starters on offense, but will be starting a new quarterback this year. Snyder is experienced at running back with juniors Austin McPherson and Trevor Evans, who will look to churn up yardage and the clock. The Cyclones will have some receiving option is tight end Jacob Kelly and receiver Jason Foster. Trey Moeller and Quinton Vaughn anchor the offensive line. Seven starters also return on defense. Kyle Flinn (5-7, 150) heads up the defense from his linebacker position. Dalton Williams, a senior, leads the secondary with his ability to cover receivers and stop the run. A pair of seniors – Jacob Kelly and Ethan Cardona – will play at linebacker. Bray-Doyle (H) 2016 record: 2-8 Last year: Central High overpowered the Donkeys, 52-6. Date: Oct. 6 Quick hit: The Stephens County trophy will be on the line again as Central High will be looking to retain the trophy that has remained in the school’s trophy case for more than a decade. With the graduation of All-State running back Austin Hall, the Donkeys will have some holes to fill on offense and defense, but they

have much experience returning otherwise. Bray-Doyle quarterback Josh Miller rushed and passed for 1,000 yards. Running back Mark Kilbourne is the top returning back, rushing for nearly 600 yards last season. Linebacker Dalton Whitehead is the top returning tackler from last season after recording 72.

Wilson (A) 2016 record: 2-9 Last year: Central High ran away with a 46-28 win Date: Oct. 13 Quick hit: Despite finishing 2-8 last season, the Eagles made the playoffs by winning its last two district games, and qualifying fourth. The Eagles will feature a strong running game with Duty Asbery, a 5-7, 140-pound senior at halfback, and Clay Hodges, a 5-8, 200-pound, junior at fullback. Doing the quarterback duties will be either Carson Fulton and Logan Schoaf, both sophomores. Schoaf could also play halfback. Trevor Schoaf, a 6-0, 200-pound junior, will be the main target at tight end. Five starters return on defense. The Eagles will be strong up front with a pair of seniors anchoring the line with Trevor Schoaf and Dylan Lambert. Linebackers include Hodges and William Miller.

Waurika (A) 2016 record: 9-3 Last year: Waurika overpowered Central High, 54-18 Date: Oct. 19 Quick hit: The Eagles are expected to contend for the District B-4 title, picked to finish second by VYPE magazine. Waurika will be utilizing speed to gain an advantage over its opponents. The Eagles have three players that can break into open field. Junior Aaron Nitka (62, 180) will quarterback the team. Nitka was mostly a receiver last year, but did play some quarterback. One of his main targets will be senior tight end Seth Cathey (6-2, 185), who had 11 (Continued on page 16C)


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(Central High, Continued from page 15C) catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. Another senior, Scott Showalter (6-0, 175), is back after rushing for 743 yards on just 100 carries, and scoring six touchdowns in 2016. The three will also team up on defense to stop opposing offenses. With Cathey at linebacker, Showalter at defensive back, and Nitka at defensive end. Also adding speed on defense will be Colton Bryant, a 5-9, 150-pound junior, who plays defensive back. Fox (H) 2016 record: 3-8 Last year: Central High edged the Foxes, 20-14 overtime Date: Oct. 27 Quick hit: Fox lost more games (8) in 2016 than they did the previous four years combined (6). They are the picked to win District B-4 by VYPE magazine. The Foxes will be looking to get back into double-digit wins this year after a down year in 2016, but they will have to rely on several underclassmen to get the job done. Junior quarterback Jimmy Bivings (5-10, 165) is back this year after throwing for 259 yards and six touchdowns last year. Bivings can be even more dangerous on the ground. Dalton Davis (6-3, 260) is a load at running back though he had just one carry for one yard against Bray-Doyle in 2016. He will also see time at tight end. Another running back retur ning is sophomore Preston Shepherd (5-10, 155). Senior Danny Coates (5-6, 140) is also expected to see playing time in the backfield. Defensively, Shepherd is expected to be the leader. He can play either linebacker or in the secondary for the Foxes. Ryan (A) 2016 record: 2-8 Last year: Central High blanked Ryan, 540, after exploding for 48 points in the second quarter Date: Nov. 3 Quick hit: With the 2016 win, the Bronchos hosted a playoff game for the first time since 2004. Healthy again, Ryan will have several

starters returning on both sides of the ball. Junior running back Skyler Parkhill (5-10, 165) is expected to carry much of the rushing load for the Cowboys and he is also a dangerous pass receiver. The Cowboys have some good size on the line in senior Tate Kimbro (6-4, 300) and junior Sam Brown (6-3, 280). The line will need to do its job to keep the pressure of freshman quarterback Grayson Tomberlin (5-10, 160) who will be thrown into the fire of varsity football. Senior Dawson Tomerlin (5-9, 185) will head up the defensive unit that features six returning starters. Skylar Parkhill and Joseph Martin anchor the defensive line.

RUSH SPRINGS Wayne (A) 2016 record: 9-3 Last year: Wayne took home a 25-7 win Date: Sept. 1 Quick hit: The Bulldogs are expected to finish in District A-4 in a preseason poll by VYPE magazine Wayne made it to the second round of the Class A playoffs last season, but there will be many new faces in the starting line-up for the Bulldogs this season. The Bulldogs will have some upperclassmen to help fill the spots. Senior quarterback Jake Brazell (5-10, 175) is a dual threat in passing and running. The running game should be strong with power back senior A.J. Sherrill (5-9, 185) along with junior Dawson Mantooth (6-0, 175), and senior Payton Payne (6-0, 205). Wayne is old school running a wishbone offense, but they do have players that can haul in a pass, especially junior Rodney gray (6-1, 180). Cole Mills (5-10, 220), a senior guard, anchors the offensive line. Defensively, Mills also anchors the defensive line at the tackle spot. Sherrill is a key defensive component at linebacker. Mantooth will head up an inexperienced secondary. Dibble (H)

2016 record: 4-6 Last year: The Demons kept the Redskinsw o winless with a 25-6 win. Date: Sept. 8 Quick hit: Despite returning all 11 starterst on both sides of the ball, Dibble is picked to s finish fourth in the tough District 2A-3. Leading the way on the Dibble offenseb this year will be Senior Colton Harwick (5-7,1 160), who does a little bit of everything for thet Demons. In 2016, he rushed for 1,700 yards, had 350 yards receiving and added 500-plus1 yards in returning kicks. Altogether, Harwicka p scored 23 touchdowns. When Harwick’ not getting the ball, fullbackb Justin Howard (5-8, 195) is back after rushing for more than 1,000 yards last season with 10m s touchdowns. Quarterback Dom Greco is small (5-7 160),s but did throw for nearly 1,000 yards andt rushed for 500 more in 2016. Not on the small side is tight end Hunter Hamby (6-4, 270), who graded out in the low 90s last year. He also had three catches and a touchdown. He was also named on the VYPE magazine Class 2A All-VYPE team. The offensive line is led by senior Jordan Wynn (6-2, 290). Defensively, the Demons will look to use their speed to their advantage. Linebacker Nathan Malchasi may be young as a sophomore, but he brings quite a bit of experience after recording 125 tackles as a freshman. Also breaking the 100 tackle barrier last year is senior inside linebacker Heath Lewis and outside linebacker Ethan Hayes.

Minco (A) 2016 record: 11-2 Last year: Minco doubled up Rush Springs, 32-16 Date: Sept. 22 Quick hit: Minco is expected to finish second behind Wynnewood in District A-4. Minco is ranked eighth and Wynnewood first in Class 2A in the VYPE magazine preseason poll. The Bulldogs lost nearly half of their starters off of the 2016 team, but do return a good core group. Cole Burchfield, a 6-0, 195-pound senior is back after rushing for 450 yards last season (Continued on page 17C)


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(Rush Springs, Continued from page 16C) with five touchdowns, and could be the main offensive threat for Minco. Dayton Williams or Calvin Russell will get the starting nod at quarterback. Junior wide receiver Jorge Carballo had success both running and catching the ball last season. Junior Wyatt Conley had 145 yards on just nine catches with three touchdowns. Defensively, the Bulldogs return eight of 11 starters. Garrett Jones and Jarred Penny are expected to give opposing offensive lines problems with a tough one-two punch. They both also start on offense. Linebacker Trent Littlejohn returns after making a whopping 152 tackles as a sophomore in 2-16. Carballo had a top-notch season in 2016 in the secondary, recording 96 tackles and intercepting three passes.

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Elmore City-Pernell (A) 2016 record: 3-7 Last year: Rush Springs picked up its first

win of the season with a 53-18 shellacking of the Badgers. Date: Sept. 22 Quick hit: Elmore City-Pernell coach Lawson Petty is a former assistant at Marlow. He was co-defensive coordinator in Rob Renshaw’s first season as head coach in Marlow. The Badgers, who pulled off a big upset against Ringling last year, will be looking to make a run for the playoffs after returning eight starters from the 2016 squad. Senior Jace Wallace leads the offense with his abilities to play running back and receiver. Junior Kyle Lewis will be charged with quarterbacking the offense. One of his main targets is the speedy Dalton Brewer (510, 145). Tight end Chase Sawyer is an All-VYPE Class A selection. The Badgers also return a plethora of experience on the offensive line. Seven starters return on defense. At 6-4, 200 pounds, senior linebacker

Marshall Helvey uses his size to his advantage. Last year, the Redskins rushed for more than 300 yards and passed for 150 n the win, outscoring the Badgers 39-12 in the second half to get the win.

Apache (H) 2016 record: 9-2 Last year: Apache outgunned Rush Springs, 48-28 Date: Sept. 29 Quick hit: Apache is the favorite to win District A-3 and are picked ninth overall in the preseason VYPE magazine poll. The Warriors will be looking to replace several lost to graduation, but the Warriors have strung consecutive strong seasons together. The offense will go through junior Landon McCracken (5-11, 165). Last season, he threw for 1,227 yards and ran for 279. Austin Vail, a 5-11, 185-pound senior, will get the starting tailback nod, but should get (Continued on page 18C)


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(Rush Springs, Continued from page 17C) spelled some by junior Cooper Love. When McCracken does throw, his main target may well be wide receiver Jacob Floress. Jeffrey Lightfoot and Cleary Cramer anchor the offensive line. Love turns around to play strong safety on defense, who can both cover and play run defense. Vail will be playing at linebacker, where he is a key leader. Healdton (A) 2016 record: 5-6 Last year: Healdton beat Rush Springs in a close 13-7 game Date: Oct. 6 Quick hit: Healdton is picked to finish third in District A-3 behind Apache and Ringling in the VYPE magazine preseason poll. Senior quarterback Denton Miller (5-11, 165) leads an offense with plenty of returning experience.

If he’s not running or passing, sophomore running back Josh Harvey (5-10, 180) can get the job done between the tackles. He will be running behind a line featuring senior Case Tolliver (6-3, 230). Defensively, Tolliver switches to defensive end and Miller is joined at linebacker by sophomore Colton Pickelsmier, a 6-0, 170-pound sophomore. Matt Choate, senior, is also a returning starter at linebacker. OKC Patriots (H) 2016 record: 5-3 Last year: The teams did not play Date: Oct. 13 Quick hit: The Oklahoma City Patriots are comprised of home school students in the metro area. Playing as an independent, and not an official member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Athletic Association (OSSAA), the Patriots do play both public and private schools. The game is a replacement game for

Empire, which dropped down to eight-man football this year. The 2017 OKC Patriot roster lists 21 team members. The team was established in 2002.

Velma-Alma (A) 2016 record: 1-9 Last year: Rush Springs dominated in a 41-0 shutout. Date: Oct. 20 Quick hit: In 2016, Rush Springs running back Chase Bruner scored two touchdowns on just four carries, and finished with 68 yards. The Comets have a new head coach in Jim Sulivant, who wants to keep opposing defenses guessing by employing several different offensive formations. Senior running back Kaden Roden (5-11, 210) looks to be the go-to guy for the Comets this season. Wide receivers Everett Wade (5-8, 160), (Continued on page 19C)

Five Tips for Women Business Owners

Women are an integral part of the workforce, but they have had to overcome many obstacles along the way. Of course, challenges still remain, but women’s success in the working world is worth commemorating – which will happen on American Business Women’s Day Sept. 22. Are you a woman considering “setting up shop” on your own? If so, here are five tips to consider: Balance your goals. It’s possible – perhaps even likely – that your business goals will conflict with your personal financial goals. After all, if you’re purchasing new equipment or services for your business, you’ve got less money – at least for the time being – to put away for your own retirement or your children’s education. Hopefully, your investment in your business will pay off in greater income, but, in any case, you will need to balance your personal and professional goals.

Create a retirement plan. As mentioned above, your ability to contribute to a retirement plan may be affected by the amount you put into your business – but that certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a retirement plan. In fact, for your future financial security, it’s essential that you launch such a plan. Fortunately, smallbusiness owners have a choice of plans, including an “owner-only” 401(k), SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA. Although the various plans have different requirements and contribution limits, they all offer tax-deferred earnings, which means your money has the opportunity to grow faster than if it were placed in a vehicle on which you paid taxes every year. (Taxes are due upon withdrawal, and withdrawals prior to age 59 ½ may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.) Plus, your contributions to a retirement plan may be tax deductible.

Arrange for “backup.” Virtually all working women are familiar with the conflict between their careers and their roles as caregivers. Women are still more likely than men to drop out of the workforce for an extended period of time to care for young children or elderly parents. And your caregiving responsibilities won’t end just because you are now a business owner. Consequently, you need to have someone you trust available to step in for you when your family obligations call you away from work. Design a succession plan. When you want to retire, would you like to keep the business in your family? If so, you’ll need to create a succession plan that works for you and whomever you’d like to take control. Such a plan can be complex, so you will need to work with your legal and tax advisors – and you’ll want to give your-

self plenty of time to work out the details. Build an emergency fund. Maintaining an adequate cash flow will always be a key task – one that involves your sales, billing cycles, inventory and other elements of your business. One way you can help yourself avoid troubles is to maintain an emergency fund consisting of a few months’ worth of your business expenses. You’ll want to keep this fund in a liquid, lowrisk account. Running your own business can be extremely rewarding, but it’s never going to be an easy road. However, with perseverance and careful planning, you can smooth out some of the bumps along the way — and give yourself reason to celebrate American Business Women’s Day. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


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(Rush Springs, Continued from page 18C) and Dayton Auld are expected to be the main receiving threats. Seniors Case Hurst (5-11, 205) and Zac Davis (6-2, 285) anchor the offensive line. As in most cases of small school football, the offensive starters will turn around and start on defense as well. The Comets will face an uphill battle, and are picked to finish last in District A-3.

Merritt (H) 2016 record: 4-7 Last year: Rush Springs played one of its best games of the season in the 35-14 win. Date: Oct. 27 Quick hit: The game will be a break in the district schedule. Junior quarterback Trever Damron (6-1, 175) gets the starting nod, while running backs Dalen Smith and Jace Silk are expected to carry the bulk of the rushing load. Senior Cooper Taylor (5-9, 15) could also )

cause defense problems. Smith and Silk are football smart and play their linebacker positions well. Cole Carnes and Taylor head up the secondary. Ringling (H) 2016 record: 6-5 Date: Nov. 3 Quick hit: Last season was the first time in several years the Blue Devils did not finish the season with double-digit wins. The Blue Devils will be looking to get back to their old ways this year, and some people think they have a shot to do that as Ringling is picked to finish second in the district. 11th overall in Class A in a VYPE magazine poll. Senior De Wyatt Cox (5-8, 150) plays several different positions and is a Class A All-VYPE team selection as an athlete. The Blue Devils will move him all around to try to get him the ball. The Blue Devils also have a pair of running

backs in Rhett Longest, a 5-10, 180-pound senior, and Chandler Robers, a 5-11, 185-pound junior. Travis Wade and Caige Calvert, a pair of juniors are expected to see a lot of passes thrown their way. A pair of 6-4 linemen control the line of scrimmage on defense, freeing up linebacker Caleb Stewart, who at 6-3, 195 pounds is a load in himself.

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