Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

November 1, 2013

High school football preview capsules


Jay at Key

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Cougar Stadium.

Radio: KEOK, FM-102.1.

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Jay Bulldogs.

Coaches: Keys - Gary Willis (12th season, 77-54); Jay - Darrin Wegner (third season, 16-14).

Records: Keys 1-7 (1-3 District 3A-7); Jay 4-4 (2-3).

Rankings: Neither team is ranked in Class 3A.

Series record: Keys leads 1-0.

Last meeting: In 2012, Keys beat Jay 42-20. The game was tied at 14 at halftime, but Jay turned the ball over on three consecutive drives in the second half to help Keys blow the game wide open. Quarterback Trevor Eubanks led Keys with 131 yards passing and 62 rushing.

Last week: Hilldale 54, Keys 20; Jay 48, Sequoyah 14.

News to know: Keys needs to win to keep any hopes of its slim playoff chances alive. The Cougars need to win in the final two weeks of the season and hope for Sequoyah to finish the year 0-2. ... A win for Jay would put the Bulldogs in position to make the playoffs after starting district play 0-3. The Bulldogs own a tiebreaker over Sequoyah, if both finish in a tie for fourth in the district. ... Keys has never lost eight games in a season. ... The Cougars are 0-3 at home this season.

Players to watch

Keys: Seth Fritts (RB).

- Filling in for the injured Dakota Matlock, Fritts logged 114 yards and a touchdown against Hilldale last week. If Matlock returns this week, look for Keys to offer up a one-two punch in the backfield.

Jay: Christian Duffield (RB).

- The Bulldogs ran for 217 yards last week against Sequoyah, thanks to Duffield’s 105-yard effort.

Looking ahead: Keys will continue at home against Locust Grove on Nov. 8, and Jay will play Blackwell in a nondistrict matchup.

Kansas at Hulbert

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Rider Field.

Nicknames: Hulbert Riders; Kansas Comets.

Coaches: Hulbert - Gary Riley (first season, 1-7); Kansas - Eddie Barnwell (sixth season, 32-29).

Records: Hulbert 1-7 (1-4 District 2A-8); Kansas 5-3 (3-2).

Rankings: Neither team is ranked in Class 2A.

Series record: Kansas leads 19-6-1.

Last meeting: In 2012, Kansas beat Hulbert 28-13.

Last week: Hulbert 19, Quapaw 6; Kansas 33, Wyandotte 0.

News to know: Hulbert still has an outside shot of making the playoffs. The Riders must win out against Kansas, and hope for Kansas to lose next week against Salina. Wyandotte would also have to lose tonight against Ketchum and next week against Colcord. ... Kansas can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Hulbert

Looking ahead: Hulbert will be at Ketchum next week, while Kansas will take on Salina.

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High School Sports
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    Before scheduled practices can begin in order to prepare for the season, players must first receive a physical.
    Next Tuesday, Aug. 5, Keys High School will be administering physicals in the high school cafeteria.

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  • Keys-Dakota.jpg Playing both sides of the line

    Recently, Keys High School football standout Dakota Matlock was nearly severely injured in a terrifying car wreck.

    Matlock is coming off a stellar gridiron season for Keys High School. On offense, Matlock ran for over 1,000 yards for the Cougars. In his sophomore season, Matlock led Keys in tackles from the safety position.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hooper.jpg Sparking the flame

    Sequoyah High School’s Justin Hooper looking to lead this year

    Last season was Justin’s last chance to play alongside Cody at Sequoyah High School.
    Justin had to battle to win the Indians starting tailback. The coaching staff did not know who was going to be the Indians starting running back coming into fall practice.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Johnson, East win easily at All-State

    Jake Johnson was able to hold off Lawton MacArthur’s Trent Meisel at the Class 5A state tournament in May. On Monday at the All-State tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Johnson had it much easier against Meisel.

    July 29, 2014

  • TAH-MORGAN.jpg Brett’s ball club

    Brett Morgan taking over as Tahlequah’s softball coach

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Morgan taking over as Tahlequah’s softball coach

    July 14, 2014

  • -1.tif Playing through pain

    Tahlequah's Chase Campbell playing football despite an injured shoulder

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • o'donnell3.jpg Randee repairs shoulder

    Former Tahlequah standout Randee O’Donnell has shoulder operation before starting college career

    July 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • OSSAA to coaches: No more criticism of officials

    June 27, 2014

  • Benson.jpg Former Tahlequah coach hired at Duncan

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo


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