Tahlequah Daily Press

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October 4, 2013

High school football preview capsules

Claremore at Tahlequah

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Doc Wadley Stadium.

Radio: KEOK, FM-102.1.

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Claremore Zebras.

Coaches: Tahlequah - Brad Gilbert (second season, 2-12); Claremore - Rob Gilbreath (sixth season, 31-27).

Records: Tahlequah 1-3 (1-0 District 5A-4); Claremore 3-1 (1-0).

Rankings: Tahlequah is not ranked in Class 5A; Claremore is No. 8 in 5A in the Associated Press’ prep poll.

Series record: Claremore leads 24-12.

Last meeting: In 2012, Claremore beat Tahlequah 23-7.

Last week: Tahlequah 47, Grove 20; Claremore 42, Collinsville 38.

News to know: Tahlequah’s 47 points against Grove was the most the Tigers have scored in a game since a 51-26 win over Edison in 2009. ... Claremore outlasted Collinsville in a 42-38 victory in overtime last week. Derrick Reliford scored on 10-yard touchdown on Claremore’s first play in overtime, after Collinsville was held to a field goal on its possession. ... Claremore has outscored Tahlequah 149-16 over the past five seasons while winning all five contests. ... Tahelquah’s last victory over Claremore was a 17-14 triumph in 2006.

Players to watch

- Tahlequah: David Dick (QB), Reese Davis (LB).

-- Dick, Tahlequah’s senior quarterback, spearheaded the Tigers’ 521-yard rushing effort with 201 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in a win over Grove last week. Dick scored on plays of 24, 37 and 30 yards.

-- At his linebacker spot, Davis led Tahlequah with 11 tackles last week at Grove. Davis will play a huge role in shutting down Claremore’s balanced offense.

- Claremore: Reliford (RB), Bear Hope (LB).

-- Reliford, the Zebras’ 5-foot-5, 182-pound junior tailback, rushed for more than 170 yards last week against Collinsville. On the year, Reliford has 479 yards and five touchdowns on 86 carries.

- Hope, a 6-2, 200-pound junior linebacker, leads the Zebras with 61 tackles in four games.

Looking ahead: Tahlequah will play at Coweta on Oct. 11, while Claremare will return home to Lantow Field to take on East Central.



Keys at Sequoyah

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Thompson Field.

Radio: Sequoyah’s broadcast will air live on KTLQ, AM-1350. Keys’ broadcast will be tape-delayed on KEOK, FM-102.1.

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Sequoyah Indians.

Coaches: Keys - Gary Willis (12th season, 77-50); Sequoyah - Shane Richardson (first season, 1-3).

Records: Keys 1-3 (1-0 District 3A-7); Sequoyah 1-3 (0-1).

Rankings: Neither team is ranked in Class 3A.

Series record: Sequoyah leads 5-2.

Last meeting: Sequoyah won the Cherokee County Clash 52-9 in 2012.

Last week: Keys 28, Westville 21; Locust Grove 38, Sequoyah 34.

News to know: Sequoyah has won the last five matchups between the county rivals. ... Keys’ last win over Sequoyah was a 44-20 triumph in 2005.

Players to watch

- Keys: Dakota Matlock (RB).

-- The Cougars’ sophomore tailback has 353 yards on 59 carries this season. Matlock ran for 118 yards in last week’s win over Westville.

- Sequoyah: Justin Hooper (RB).

-- Hooper enjoyed a breakout performance last week against Locust Grove, racking up 240 yards on 36 carries. Hooper has now rushed for 490 yards on 93 carries this year.

Looking ahead: Sequoyah will play at Westville on Oct. 11, while Keys will play another rivalry game against Vian.

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Poll

Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
Undecided.
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