Tahlequah Daily Press

September 10, 2013

Prep pigskin report

By BEN JOHNSON
Sports Editor

— District 5A-4

Team        Dist    Ovr    PF    PA

       W-L    W-L

Claremore    0-0    1-0    17    14

Collinsville    0-0    1-0    34    32

Pryor        0-0    1-0    24    0

Grove        0-0    1-0    42    21

Tahlequah    0-0    0-1    33    42

Central        0-0    0-1    27    65

Coweta        0-0    0-1    2    21

East Central    0-0    0-1    52    27

Week 1

Fort Gibson 42, Tahlequah 33

Claremore 17, Oologah 14

Collinsville 34, Skiatook 32

Memorial 65, Central 27

Wagoner 21, Coweta 2

Del City 52, East Central 27

Pryor 24, Catoosa 0

Grove 42, Miami 21

Week 2

Rogers (Ark.) at Tahlequah

Grove at Jay

Carl Albert at Coweta

Springdale (Ark.) at Central

Miami at Claremore

Catoosa at Collinsville

Wagoner at Pryor

Bartlesville at East Central







District 3A-7

Team        Dist    Ovr    PF    PA

       W-L    W-L

Sequoyah        0-0    1-0    45    13

Locust Grove    0-0    1-0    29    8

Hilldale        0-0    1-0    36    30

Keys        0-0    0-1    7    37

Westville        0-0    0-1    6    45

Lincoln Christian    0-0    0-1    43    76

Jay        0-0    0-1    7    13

Week 1

Sequoyah 45, Okemah 13

Claremore-Sequoyah 37, Keys 7

Locust Grove 29, Salina 8

Hilldale 36, Stigler 30

Lincoln (Ark.) 45, Westville 6

Seminole 76, Lincoln Christian 43

Vinita 13, Jay 7

Week 2

Beggs at Sequoyah

Checotah at Keys

Grove at Jay

Kansas at Locust Grove

Hilldale at Fort Gibson

Lincoln Christian at Holland Hall

Colcord at Westville





District 2A-8

Team        Dist    Ovr    PF    PA

       W-L    W-L

Colcord        0-0    1-0    19    0

Kansas        0-0    1-0    38    3

Ketchum        0-0    1-0    33    15

Wyandotte    0-0    1-0    56    0

Commerce    0-0    1-0    7    6

Hulbert        0-0    0-1    6    40

Quapaw        0-0    0-1    8    14

Salina        0-0    0-1    8    29

Week 1

Yale 40, Hulbert 6

Colcord 19, Haskell 0

Kansas 38, Sallisaw Central 3

Ketchum 33, Foyil 15

Okla. Union 14, Quapaw 8

Locust Grove 29, Salina 8

Wyandotte 56, Fairland 0

Commerce 7, Mt. Vernon (Mo.) 6



Week 2

Hulbert at Warner

Kansas at Locust Grove

Wyandotte at Kansas

Colcord at Westville

Afton at Ketchum

Fairland at Quapaw

Inola at Salina

Commerce vs. Cherryvale (Kan.)





Week 1 area recaps

• Fort Gibson 42, Tahlequah 33: Tahlequah outgained Fort Gibson, 422 to 379, but four turnovers crippled Tahlequah in the end. Also, giving up 21 straight points to Fort Gibson didn’t help Tahlequah’s efforts, either.

• Sequoyah 45, Okemah 13: Tack Murray’s 80-yard touchdown run put Okemah in front early. All Sequoyah did was rally with 26 straight points before ultimately crushing Okemah, thanks to five touchdown passes by quarterback Zach Parish.

• Claremore-Sequoyah 37, Keys 7: The Eagles had 304 yards of total offense, and that was without their standout quarterback Daniel Moniz, who is out for roughly half of the season with a knee injury. The Cougars’ lone touchdown was a pass from Garett Willis to Elisha Allison.

• Yale 40, Hulbert 6: The Riders were in decent shape early on, trailing 8-6. However, that’s all Hulbert would come up with, point-wise, on the night. The Riders finished with a mere 142 yards of total offense.



Players of the week

• Zach Parish (Sequoyah): The Indians quarterback put Sequoyah fans at ease — those who were worried about replacing Brayden Scott — with his 13-of-20 performance for 219 yards and five touchdowns. He had a scoring throw in every quarter but the first, and he also didn’t toss an interception.

• Caisen Green (Sequoyah): Four catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns was how Green’s season debut turned out.

• Kourt McMillan (Tahlequah): Tahlequah had question marks at wide receiver going into the season. McMillan silenced any passing-game worries with a seven-catch, 245-yard, three-touchdown performance. Two of McMillan’s scoring grabs went for 80 yards.

• Tanner Crow (Sequoyah): Finished with 10 tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks.

• Reese Davis (Tahlequah): Opened the season with seven tackles and two and half tackles for loss.

• Josh Ferguson and Seth Fritts (Keys): Both logged 12 tackles in the Coguars’ season-opening loss.

• Bryson McGowan (Hulbert): Led the Riders with nine tackles.



Around the state

(A glance around the state in Week 1)

• Bishop Kelley 31, Bartlesville 24: The Comets’ win made JJ Tappana the all-time winningest coach in Bishop Kelley history.

• Pryor 24, Catoosa 0: Tahlequah’s District 5A-4 foe pitched a shutout, despite its best player from last year’s team now suiting up for Northeastern State University.

• Del City 52, East Central 27: The No. 4 Cardinals — another 5A-4 opponent for Tahlequah — was upended by a potential sleeper team in Class 5A.

• Wagoner 21, Coweta 2: The Bulldogs proved that once again they’ll be a force to be reckoned with in 4A. Wagoner capitalized on four Coweta turnovers.

• Broken Arrow 37, Owasso 16: Coleman Key passed for 409 yards and led the Tigers to a win over his former high school teammates.

• Two No. 1 teams go down: Class 4A No. 1 Clinton lost to 5A No. 7 Lawton MacArthur and 5A’s top team, Carl Albert, suffered a 37-14 setback against Southmoore.



They said it

“It was nuts. Everyone went insane.” — Collinsville quarterback Shawn Koscheski told the Tulsa World of the Cardinals’ 34-32 win over Skiatook on the final play of the game (a 10-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Johnson)



Games of the week

• Jenks vs. Union (Tulsa’s Champman Stadium): The Backyard Bowl has become the staple non-district game in this state for more than a decade. Jenks was last year’s Class 6A champion, but that amounts to nil in this game.

• Norman North at Del City: The Eagles captured some early-season attention by flattening East Central in Week 1. A win over quarterback David Cornwell and Norman North — who lost to rival Norman in Week 1 — would certainly make Del City a major state title contender in 5A.

• Carl Albert at Coweta: Both clubs want to avoid starting the season 0-2. However, Carl Albert was 1-5 last year before winning the 5A crown.

• Bishop McGuinness at Bishop Kelley: Always a Catholic classic.

• Douglass at Millwood: The Soul Bowl has become a must-see game on Saturdays in Week 2 for years now.

• Heritage Hall at Clinton: Could be dicey for Heritage Hall, considering Clinton is 0-1 and looking to get on track.