CPHS Football: Sandites fall 23-20 in OT at Shawnee, Mackey runs for 251

The Class 6A-II No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team (1-3, 0-1) took a 12-6 halftime lead into the locker room Friday night in Shawnee, but the No. 15 ranked Wolves (1-3, 1-0) took advantage of key Sand Springs turnovers to force overtime, winning 23-20 before a small crowd of dedicated fans in a relentless chilling drizzle.

Joel Mackey made a statement with an eighty-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game, and racked up a career-high 251 yards and one touchdown on thirty carries. Caden Pennington was held to a 5-11-79-1 passing performance due to the rain, but accumulated 78 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

The Sandites forced a punt on Shawnee’s opening drive, but fumbled the ball away to Elijah Powis at their own 26. Four plays later and Tre’Juan Shaw punched it in from twenty yards out. Their PAT sailed wide and the teams were tied up at 6-6.

The Sandites gave up a turnover on downs at the Shawnee thirteen, but caught a break with a fumble recovery from freshman Kaden Glass. This time they hit pay dirt on a sixteen-yard run from Pennington, but once again the point-after attempt failed. They had one more chance to score before the half, but Demetress Beavers broke up a red zone pass attempt as time expired.

Shawnee tied it up on the opening drive of the third quarter with a 27-yard run from Shaw, but Jerret Haley stopped a two-point run attempt from Trenton Skinner. They took the lead soon after with a five-yard run from Shaw, who also punched in the two-point conversion.

The Sandites tied it on an eighty-yard march and one-yard keeper, with a Pennington two-point conversion as well. Justis Myers made a crucial sack on a fourth-down attempt in the Sandite red zone and the Sandites put together one last push.

Ten plays later the Sandites threatened at the Shawnee 22-yard line, but Kaiden Johnson caught Pennington’s first interception of the season to force overtime.

Both teams got four downs from the ten-yard line in overtime. Shawnee won the toss and elected to play defense first.

The ground game proved fruitless for Sand Springs and they tried a shotgun formation on fourth-and-six. Pennington scrambled out of a collapsed pocket and had a wide open lane to the left, but the weather struck once again as his feet slid out from under him on the soaking turf.

Shawnee made no gains on their first two carries and threw an incompletion, but Kossi Kodoe connected on a 27-yard field goal to secure the upset victory.

Sand Springs will return to action Friday at home with a district bout against No. 6 Muskogee (3-1, 1-0). The Wolves will host No. 16 Ponca City (0-4, 0-1). Muskogee defeated Ponca City 16-7 on Friday.

CPHS Football: Sandites up 12-6 at halftime, Mackey has 165 yards

The Class 6A-II No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team took a 12-6 halftime lead into the locker room Friday night in Shawnee, despite doubling the No. 15 ranked Wolves (0-3) in offensive yardage.

Joel Mackey made a statement with an eighty-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game, but Jaden Weiser’s point-after kick was low.

The Sandites forced a punt on Shawnee’s opening drive, but fumbled the ball away to Elijah Powis at their own 26. Four plays later and Tre’Juan Shaw punched it in from twenty yards out. Their PAT sailed wide and the teams were tied up at 6-6.

Senior quarterback Caden Pennington picked up sixteen yards for a first down on the first play of their next drive. Mackey carried the ball to the eighteen, Pennington snagged seven more, but an incomplete fourth-down pass turned the ball over.

Sand Springs got a big break on the second play of the second quarter when freshman standout Kaden Glass recovered a fumbled lateral and set up a four-play 56-yard drive capped by a sixteen-yard scoring run from Pennington. Once again the point-after failed, but the Sandites were back out front at 12-6.

Three punts later and the Sandites put together another solid drive, parking at the Shawnee nine-yard line. The clock was their enemy, however, and Demetress Beavers broke up a third-down endzone pass as time expired.

Sand Springs attempted only five passes in the first half, while Shawnee attempted zero due to the rainy conditions. Mackey ended up with fifteen carries for 165 yards, including 134 in the first quarter. Pennington had an even fifty yards on two passes, including a fourteen-yard shovel pass to Jacob Snodgrass, and a impressive 36-yard deep ball to Colton Roberts.

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 9/17/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 5 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (18-2)

  2. Edmond Memorial (18-3)

  3. Deer Creek (15-5)

  4. Stillwater (14-6)

  5. Norman North (15-5)

  6. Jenks (13-10)

  7. Edmond North (14-10)

  8. Owasso (16-6)

  9. Yukon (14-6)

  10. Mustang (19-6)

  11. Broken Arrow (12-8)

  12. Shawnee (20-6)

  13. Southmoore (8-13)

  14. Bixby (11-8)

  15. Choctaw (17-8)

  16. Union (10-11)

Class 6A-II Football Week 4 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (1-2)
    Coming off bye week. Hosts Bartlesville Thursday.

  2. Midwest City (2-1)
    Coming off bye week. Hosts Lawton Friday.

  3. Bixby (2-1)
    Shutout Putnam City 64-0. Travels to Sapulpa Friday.

  4. Lawton (2-1)
    Defeated Eisenhower 42-13.

  5. Stillwater (3-0)
    Defeated Southmoore 49-15. Travels to Deer Creek Friday.

  6. Muskogee (2-1)
    Defeated Putnam City West 34-29. Hosts Ponca City Friday.

  7. Del City (2-1)
    Defeated Bartlesville 33-7. Hosts Choctaw Friday.

  8. Sand Springs (1-2)
    Lost 49-13 to Greenwood, AR. Travels to Shawnee Friday.

  9. Choctaw (2-1)
    Lost 46-21 to Putnam City North.

  10. Sapulpa (3-0)
    Defeated East Central 49-12.

  11. Bartlesville (1-2)
    Lost 33-7 to Del City.

  12. Deer Creek (1-2)
    Defeated Edmond Memorial 34-13

  13. Putnam City (0-3)
    Lost 64-0 to Bixby. Host Putnam West Friday.

  14. Putnam West (0-3)
    Lost 34-29 to Muskogee.

  15. Shawnee (0-3)
    Lost 47-7 to Carl Albert

  16. Ponca City (0-3)
    Lost 28-0 to Collinsville.

CPHS Football: Sandites head to Shawnee for first time in 21 years

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The Class 6A-II No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team (1-2) will kick off district action at 7:30 p.m. Friday night in Shawnee against the No. 15 Wolves (0-3). The last time the two teams met, none of the current players were born yet. While the Sandites are hoping to get back to an even record in their third-straight road game, their hosts are simply hoping to snap a four-game losing streak.


Shawnee High School
1001 North Kennedy Avenue
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Last Week

Sand Springs traveled to Greenwood, Arkansas (2-1) to take on the defending 6A State Champions, and they more than met their match. The Bulldogs prevailed 49-13 with a first-string 42-0 shutout. Caden Pennington was held to a 12-21-45-0 passing performance, but he led the ground game with fifteen carries for 95 yards and a score.

Shawnee was the 25th-straight victim of the defending 5A State Champions from Carl Albert (3-0), falling 47-7 on the road. The Wolves scored their lone touchdown in the first quarter and gave up 33 unanswered points. Heath Hunter passed for 123 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

This Season

The Sandites started out with a 41-28 loss to Mansfield Summit, TX (1-2) and rebounded with a 45-24 victory at No. 13 Putnam City (0-3). Shawnee lost 35-34 to Choctaw (2-1) and 42-7 to Guthrie (3-0).

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 38 CPHS 29
First Downs: Opp 18, CPHS 17.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 1/0.
Penalties: Opp 8-74, CPHS 6-51.
Passing: Opp 16-22-193-0, CPHS 12-19-150-0.
Rushing: Opp 33-186, CPHS 41-235.
Total Offense: Opp 55-379, CPHS 60-385.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth-year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 61-62 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Shawnee is coming off a 7-4 season at the 5A level. Head Coach Billy Brown is in his fifteenth season with a 90-71 record and back-to-back playoff appearances. The Wolves won the 5A State title in 2003 and the 3A title in 1973.

The Series (Sand Springs 5-1)

10/30/1992 - The first ever meeting between the two teams went to Shawnee. The Wolves (6-3) earned a 6A playoff berth with a 21-14 home victory over L.D. Baines’s Sandites (3-6). Mike Quimby scored on a one-yard keeper and on a fourteen-yard pass to Aaron Fugate.

10/29/1993 - Sand Springs (6-3) won a 14-0 shutout over Shawnee (2-7) in district action, led by Delvin Jordan with 130 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. The stifling Sandite defense surrendered only seventy yards of total offense.

11/4/1994 - Sand Springs (4-6) ended the season on a high note with an 18-6 victory, led by Jordan at QB.

11/3/1995 - Dustin Morrow passed 12-16-130 for a touchdown to lead the Sandites (6-4) past Shawnee (2-8) in the regular season finale. Walker Childers carried seventeen times for 96 yards and a score and the Sandites prevailed 20-7.

9/27/1996 - Marc Brown carried for 116 yards to lead the Sandites (4-0) in a 36-0 shutout at Shawnee.

9/26/1997 - Sand Springs (4-0) rolled the Wolves 35-0 thanks to a four-touchdown performance by Pedro Negron. The Sandites ran 33-251 in a mostly grounded attack, recovered four Shawnee fumbles, and blocked a field goal attempt.

Things to do in Shawnee

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
405.878.5300
Friday-Saturday Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1900 West MacArthur Street
Shawnee, OK 74804.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center
Hours:
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
405.878.5830
1899 South Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801

Brickhouse Saloon & Tap Room Grill
Hours: 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
405.777.8200
113 1/2 North Bell Avenue
Shawnee, OK 74801

Pottawatomie County Museum (Santa Fe Depot)
405.275.8412
Friday-Saturday Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
614 East Main Street
Shawnee, OK 74801

FireLake Family Resort Bowling Center
Friday-Saturday Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
405.275.0404
40945 Hardesty Road
Shawnee, OK 74801

BDC Gunroom
Friday-Saturday Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
405.273.9554
40960 Hardesty Road
Shawnee, OK 74801

CPHS Football: Sandites fall 49-13 to defending Arkansas State Champs

 Senior QB Caden Pennington racked up career yardage on the ground Friday night in Greenwood, Arkansas.

Senior QB Caden Pennington racked up career yardage on the ground Friday night in Greenwood, Arkansas.

The Charles Page High School varsity football team (1-2) bit off more than they could chew Friday night in Greenwood, Arkansas, falling to the defending Class 6A State Champions (2-1), a team that has only lost three games in the past four seasons.

Senior quarterback Caden Pennington was held to a season low 45 passing yards after averaging over 180 in the first two games. He made up for it on the ground, however, running up a career-high of 95 yards with his second career touchdown. Joel Mackey contributed 82 yards and a score on the ground, while Trey Wilkerson had fifty.

The Bulldogs scored on the first offensive play of the game with senior quarterback Peyton Holt running it fourteen yards after Max Vickery recovered a fumbled kickoff return.

Greenwood’s special teams continued to shine with Luke Leonard returning a punt for a 57 yard touchdown after the Sandites were held to a quick three-and-out. Less than three minutes into the game and they led 14-0 with two extra points from kicker Grant Ennis.

The Sandite offense managed a slow and steady eleven-play sixty-yard march to the Bulldog redzone. After taking a six yard sack, Pennington tried to make up for it with a double-reverse endzone pass that was dropped by the receiver. A false start and two pass breakups later and the Bulldogs got the ball back for a score.

Greenwood catapulted 67 yards in three plays, highlighted by a 54-yard keeper. Marc Jones took a handoff from two yards out and Ennis made it 21-0. They scored again on the opening play of the second quarter with an eighteen yard pass from Holt to Leonard.

Holt found Treyton Dawson from 31 yards out and Dawson broke two tackles for the 35-0 lead. Sand Springs marched 65 yards in thirteen plays, including a fourth down conversion, but turned the ball over with an incomplete pass at the Greenwood fifteen.

The Bulldogs scored on the opening possession of the second half when Holt made the most of a broken play and ran it in from ten. With a 42-0 lead, the Dogs finally sent in the second string.

The Sandites scored on an eighty-yard drive with a twenty-yard run from Mackey. Jaden Weiser’s kick missed, but the Sandites had averted the shutout.

Second-string quarterback Jace Presley led the Bulldogs in a 66-yard scoring march capped by an eighteen yard Aydin Chatfield touchdown run and Jackson Stewart kicked the extra point shortly before the end of the third quarter.

Sand Springs struck again to start the fourth quarter off. They traveled seventy yards in twelve plays before Pennington scrambled in from ten yards out after the pass play fell apart. This time Weiser’s PAT rang true for the final point of the game.

Timothy Earnhardt took over at quarterback and brought his team to the Sandites’ six before taking a knee to end the game.

Sand Springs will travel to Shawnee (0-3) next Friday at 7:00 p.m. to kick off district action.

GHS 49 CPHS 13
1Q: GHS 21-0
2Q: GHS 14-0
3Q: GHS 14-6
4Q: CPHS 7-0
First Downs: CPHS 16, GHS 15.
Fumbles/Lost: CPHS 1/1.
Penalties: CPHS 5-45, GHS 5-70.
C/A/Y/I: GHS 23-27-244-0, CPHS 12-21,45-0.
Rushes-Yards: CPHS 40-234, GHS 16-60.
Plays-Offense: GHS 43-304, CPHS 61-279.

(Sand Springs only)
Passing: Pennington 12-21-45-0.
Receiving: Snodgrass 3-19, Hawkins 4-16, Roberts 1-8, Foster 1-5, Mackey 1-0, Wilkerson 1-(-3).
Rushing: Pennington 15-95, Mackey 13-82, Wilkerson 11-50, Jones 2-6.
Kick-Avg: Weiser 3-26.
Punt-Avg: Smith 3-34.
PAT: Weiser 1/2.
Kick Return: Snodgrass 2-21.

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 9/10/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 4 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (15-2)

  2. Edmond Memorial (16-3)

  3. Norman North (15-4)

  4. Deer Creek (14-4)

  5. Edmond North (14-8)

  6. Stillwater (12-6)

  7. Jenks (11-10)

  8. Mustang (14-4)

  9. Owasso (15-5)

  10. Broken Arrow (10-8)

  11. Yukon (9-3)

  12. Shawnee (14-6)

  13. Southmoore (6-13)

  14. Bixby (9-8)

  15. Choctaw (11-7)

  16. Union (9-10)

Class 6A-II Football Week 3 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (1-2)

  2. Midwest City (2-1)

  3. Bixby (1-1)

  4. Lawton (1-1)

  5. Stillwater (2-0)

  6. Muskogee (1-1)

  7. Del City (1-1)

  8. Sand Springs (1-1)

  9. Choctaw (2-0)

  10. Sapulpa (2-0)

  11. Bartlesville (1-1)

  12. Putnam City (0-2)

  13. Deer Creek (0-2)

  14. Putnam West (0-2)

  15. Shawnee (0-2)

  16. Ponca City (0-2)

CPHS Football Preview: No. 8 Sandites to take on Arkansas State Champions

 (Photo: Morgan Miller).

(Photo: Morgan Miller).

After securing their first victories of the 2018 season, Sand Springs and Greenwood, Arkansas will both be looking to improve to a winning record Friday night at Smith Robinson Stadium.

The first-ever meeting between the two teams will be played on the home turf of the defending Arkansas 6A State Champions. A daunting foe, but not something the Sandites aren't used to. Sand Springs took on the Arkansas 5A State Champions from Pulaski Academy the past two years. Both were brutal losses, but helped prepare the Sandites for some of the tough district battles to come. 

Greenwood went undefeated in three-straight regular seasons before losing their opener this year. They made it to the State finals three years in a row before finally wining their eighth gold ball last season. 

Smith Robinson Stadium
440 East Gary Street
Greenwood, AR 72936

6A-II No. 8 Sand Springs (1-1)

Head Coach: Dustin Kinard (61-61) - 12th Season.

Last Season Record: 5-6.

Last week: Dominated Putnam City 45-24, leading by as much as 35 points before sending in the backups. Caden Pennington threw 9-15-169-0 for three touchdowns. Joel Mackey ran 13-150 for one TD and Trey Wilkerson ran 12-109 for two scores. Jaden Weiser was 5/6 on PATs and kicked a 26-yard field goal. The offensive line was nearly impenitrable and only gave up eleven yards in tackles for loss. 

6A No. 2 Greenwood (1-1)

Head Coach: Rick Jones (296-73) - 15th Season. 

Last Season Record: 13-0

Last week: Pummeled Ft. Smith Southside 52-27. Peyton Holt racked up 482 yards by land and air for four total touchdowns. 

Things to do in Greenwood:

Bell Park features playgrounds, a walking trail, and an 18-hole disc golf course. 1050 Bell Park Road.

Old Jail Museum is open Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Originally the Sebastian County Jail, this building was constructed in 1892 and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. 305 East Center Street. 

Visit the site of the Battle of Devil's Backbone, an 1863 Civil War battle won by the Union in defense of Fort Smith. Exit Highway 71 at Bradley Road

CPHS Football: No. 8 Sandites pummel No. 9 Putnam City 45-24

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Warr Acres - Class 6A-II No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School (1-1) rolled into Putnam City Stadium looking for their first win of the season. They got it, and then some. The Sandites dominated No. 9 Putnam City High School 45-24 and led by as much as 35 points before sending in the backups.

Senior quarterback Caden Pennington had another impressive game with 9 completions for 169 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He threw passes to six different receivers, led by Braden Foster with two catches for 49 yards and Daren Hawkins with three catches for 43 yards and two touchdowns. Colten Roberts had one touchdown. 

Seven Sandites racked up yardage on the ground, led by Joel Mackey with 150 yards and a score on thirteen carries and Trey Wilkerson with 109 yards and two touchdowns on twelve carries. 

Hayden Cramer led the Sandite defense with double-digit tackles, including a forced fumble, while Brycen Peterman led on tackles for loss. 

The visitors wasted no time in getting on the board, marching eighty yards in seven plays and scoring on a six-yard pass from Pennington to Hawkins. Jaden Weiser's point-after kick was blocked, but Pennington made up for it with a two-point run after a 62-yard touchdown run by Mackey. 

The Pirates’ first possession was a quick three-and-out and the second ended in a fumble at the Sandite 38. Pennington found Justin Roe for 30 yards and Garrett McCallie ran for 28 more to land at the Pirate two-yard line. A holding call and a pair of incomplete passes later and Weiser got to kick his first field goal of the season from 26 yards.

Sand Springs took a 17-0 lead into the second quarter, but the Pirates finally hit pay dirt on a 27-yard field goal from Sam De La Pena.

Putnam forced the Sandites to punt and marched back down to  the Sandite 29 before once again fumbling the ball away to Peterman. Eleven plays later and Pennington hit Colten Roberts from seventeen yards out. Ty Rutledge recovered a fumble on the corresponding kick return and Pennington turned to Hawkins for a 25-yard score on the next play. Weiser's point-after kicks both sailed true and the Sandites took a 31-3 lead into the locker room.

The Pirates found their mojo on the opening drive of the second half, scoring on the sixth play with a 45-yard run from Keylhan Henderson. Julian DeLoera made the extra point to put it back at a three-score game. 

Sand Springs was equally ready for action, pummeling their way down to the two yard line where Wilkerson made his first score of the night. He scored again on their next drive ,this time from 42 yards out for the final Sand Springs points of the night.

Tyrece Romesburg scored a fourteen-yard keeper on the opening play of the fourth quarter, then threw a five-yard pass to Seth Wisby with seventeen seconds to play. 

Sand Springs will play the second leg of a three-week road series next Friday at 7:00 p.m. against Arkansas 6A No. 2 Greenwood (0-1). The Pirates will travel to 6A-II No. 3 Bixby High School (1-1). 

CPHS Football Preview: No. 8 Sandites at No. 9 Putnam City Pirates

 The last time the Sandites visited Putnam City Stadium they thumped Putnam West 28-14. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

The last time the Sandites visited Putnam City Stadium they thumped Putnam West 28-14. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

Warr Acres - Charles Page High School will travel to Putnam City Stadium Thursday night for a non-district Class 6A-II football game against the Putnam Pirates. The Sandites are 0-1 against Putnam North, and 2-0 against Putnam West, but have never met the original Putnam City High School. The two will kick off at 7:00 p.m. as both look for their first win of the season.

6A-II No. 8 Sand Springs (0-1)

Head Coach: Dustin Kinard (60-61) - 12th Season.

Last Season Record: 5-6.

Last week: Defeated 41-28 by Texas 6A Mansfield Summit (1-0). Won second half 21-7. Converted seventeen first downs and lost ten yards to penalties. Caden Pennington threw 14-20-196-0 for two touchdowns, both to Jacob Snodgrass. Ran for 122 yards, led by Joel Mackey with fifteen carries for 97 yards and two scores. Mackey also averaged 30 yards on two kick returns. Jaden Weiser was 4/4 on extra points and freshman Brooks Dudley picked off the only interception of the game. 

6A-II No. 9 Putnam City (0-1)

Head Coach: Jon Garfield (0-1) - 1st Season.

Last Season Record: 7-4.

Last week: Shutout 33-0 by 6A-I Putnam North (1-0). Gave up nearly 100 yards in penalties, converted only nine first-downs. Gave up 177 yards by air and 193 on the ground. Threw two interceptions.

Putnam City Stadium
5300 Northwest 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73122

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 9/3/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 3 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (10-2)
  2. Edmond Memorial (12-1)
  3. Norman North (14-3)
  4. Deer Creek (10-2)
  5. Stillwater (7-5)
  6. Edmond North (10-6)
  7. Jenks (9-6)
  8. Mustang (12-4)
  9. Broken Arrow (6-6)
  10. Yukon (8-3)
  11. Owasso (9-4)
  12. Shawnee (8-4)
  13. Southmoore (5-7)
  14. Bixby (6-5)
  15. Choctaw (10-7)
  16. Union (8-8)

Class 6A-II Football Week 2 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (1-1)
  2. Midwest City (1-1)
  3. Bixby (1-1)
  4. Lawton (0-1)
  5. Stillwater (1-0)
  6. Muskogee (1-0)
  7. Del City (1-0)
  8. Sand Springs (0-1)
  9. Putnam City (0-1)
  10. Choctaw (1-0)
  11. Bartlesville (1-0)
  12. Sapulpa (1-0)
  13. Deer Creek (0-1)
  14. Putnam West (0-1)
  15. Shawnee (0-2)
  16. Ponca City (0-0)

CPHS Football: Sandites fall 41-28 in Border Brawl, Pennington throws career high against Mansfield Summit

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Class 6A-II No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School (0-1) hosted Mansfield Summit Friday night at Memorial Stadium, kicking off the 2018 season with a Border Brawl match-up. The visiting Jaguars won the bout 41-28, but Sand Springs ended on a high note with a two-touchdown comeback. 

Several Frontier Valley Conference teams hosted Mansfield high schools Friday night, and the Tulsa-Metro programs will travel to Texas next year. Bixby (1-1) defeated Mansfield Timberview 36-33. Union (1-1) defeated Mansfield Lake Ridge 36-30. Broken Arrow (2-0) defeated Mansfield High 28-6, and Jenks (2-0) defeated Mansfield Legacy 35-14. 

Texas State-committed quarterback Brysen McKinney led the Jaguars to an 8-5 record with 2,600 yards and 31 touchdowns last season. He didn't disappoint in his performance against the Sandites, throwing 13 of 22 for 243 yards and three touchdowns. 

Senior Caden Pennington was equally impressive for Sand Springs with a career-best 14 of 20 for 196 yards and two touchdowns. His previous best was 9 of 21 for 151 yards and three touchdowns last season against Muskogee. 

Sand Springs went 5-6 in 2017 with most of their offense coming in the hands of University of Central Oklahoma freshman Payton Scott, who set the all-time Class 6A single season and single game rushing records. 

Senior Track and Field star Joel Mackey made a solid replacement with fifteen carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns. His two receptions for 38 yards put him in the triple digits and he was also remarkable on kick returns. 

Mackey gave the Sandites a good start with a 37-yard kickoff return, but the first possession was turned over on downs and the Jaguars made the most of it.  The visitors marched 56 yards in five plays, scoring on a 35-yard touchdown pass from McKinney to Jaelon Travis, but Austin Meza missed the extra point.

Sand Springs's second and third drives also failed to convert. Tristian Amerson scored on a one-yard run and McKinney scored from four yards out. Meza made both of those kicks and the Jaguars were up 20-0 after one quarter.

The visitors continued to push their advantage with a six-play 72-yard march, scoring on a 23-yard pass from McKinney to Brendan Sirls. Sand Springs finally had an answer, however, and prevented the first-half shutout with a 27-yard run from Mackey.

Mansfield took nearly six minutes on their next drive, draining the clock to fifteen seconds before scoring on a fifteen-yard keeper to ride a 34-7 lead into the locker room.

The second half belonged wholly to Sand Springs. 

A huge fourth and two defensive stand gave the Sandites a turnover at their own 24, and they put together a fourteen-play march to the goal line. Mackey was piled into the endzone and Jaden Weiser hit his mark with the extra point.

McKinney responded just two minutes later on a 47-yard pass to Hal Presley just after the start of the fourth quarter. And two minutes later it was Pennington with a 24-yard pass to Jacob Snodgrass.

Freshman Brooks Dudley picked off the first interception of the season on the opening play of Mansfield's next drive, and the Sandites broke out a trick play on their next sequence. Junior backup QB Braden Foster took a lateral from Pennington and found sophomore Daren Hawkins for 41 yards, setting up a first and goal at the Jaguar seven-yard line. Pennington punched it in to Snodgrass from six yards out for the final points of the game.

Sand Springs nearly had another redzone penetration with 3:15 to play, but a fourth-and-eleven pass from Pennington to Hawkins came up just a foot short of the visitors' 25, and the Jaguars drained the clock.

The Sandites will return to action Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Putnam City (0-1), the first leg of a three-week streak of road games. Mansfield will host Lake Travis (1-0), the Texas 6A State Runners-Up currently ranked No. 9 on the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Rankings. 

Head Coach Dustin Kinard is 60-61 in his twelfth year at the helm and has led the Sandites to an all-time town record with six-straight years of playoff berths.

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 8/27/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 2 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (10-2)
  2. Edmond Memorial (11-1)
  3. Norman North (14-3)
  4. Deer Creek (9-2)
  5. Edmond North (10-5)
  6. Stillwater (5-5)
  7. Jenks (8-6)
  8. Mustang (12-3)
  9. Broken Arrow (6-6)
  10. Yukon (7-3)
  11. Shawnee (8-4)
  12. Owasso (6-2)
  13. Southmoore (4-7)
  14. Westmoore (6-5)
  15. Bixby (5-5)
  16. Muskogee (10-6)
  17. Choctaw (9-7)
  18. Putnam City North (9-3)
  19. Union (6-8)
  20. Norman (3-8)

Class 6A-II Football Week 1 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (0-1)
  2. Midwest City (1-0)
  3. Bixby (0-1)
  4. Lawton (0-1)
  5. Stillwater (0-0)
  6. Putnam City (0-1)
  7. Muskogee (0-0)
  8. Sand Springs (0-0)
  9. Choctaw (1-0)
  10. Deer Creek (0-1)
  11. Del City (0-0)
  12. Shawnee (0-1)
  13. Putnam West (0-0)
  14. Bartlesville (0-0)
  15. Sapulpa (0-0)
  16. Ponca City (0-0)

CPHS Football: Payton Scott named Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced Payton Scott of Charles Page High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year. Scott is the first Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Charles Page High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Scott as Oklahoma’s best high school football player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award to be announced in December, Scott joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Mitchell Trubisky (2012-13, Mentor High School, Ohio), Greg Olsen (2002-03, Wayne Hills High School, N.J.), Matthew Stafford (2005-06 Highland Park High School, Texas), Harrison Smith (2006-07 Knoxville Catholic High School, Tenn.), Latavius Murray (2007-08, Onondaga High School, N.Y.), Brock Osweiler (2008-09, Flathead High School, Mont.) and Leonard Fournette (2014-15 & 2012-13, St. Augustine High School, La.).

The 5-foot-5, 180-pound senior running back rushed for 2,597 yards and 33 touchdowns this past season, leading the Sandites to the Class 6A-II quarterfinals. In breaking the single-season rushing record in Class 6A, the state’s largest division, Scott averaged 31 rushing attempts and 236 yards per game and 7.6 yards per carry for the 5-6 Sandites. This fall, Scott broke school records for rushing yards and rushing TDs in a season, and also set new school marks for single-game yards (507) and single-game TDs (7). A finalist for the Shelter Insurance Mr. Football Award in Oklahoma, Scott ran for 5,826 yards and 71 touchdowns in prep career.

A state champion as a wrestler as well, Scott volunteers at the John 3:16 Mission homeless shelter while also coaching at youth wrestling and youth football camps. “I can say that unequivocally that Payton Scott is the best player I’ve seen in the state,” Bartlesville interim head coach Kyle Ppool said. “He is absolutely amazing on the field. We faced all those guys and he is the best of the group, and definitely most meaningful to his team.”

Scott has maintained a weighted 3.5 GPA in the classroom. He remains undecided on his collegiate destination.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

Scott joins recent Gatorade Oklahoma Football Players of the Year Brandon George (2016-17, Jones High School), Mason Fine (2015- 16 & 2014-15, Locust Grove High School), Cameron Batson (2013-14, Millwood High School), Stanvon Taylor (2012-13, East Central High School), Andrew Hearon (2011–12, Metro Christian Academy), David Glidden (2010-11, Mustang High School), and Demarco Cobbs (2009-10, Central High School) among the state’s list of former award winners.

As a Gatorade Player of the Year, Scott will be able to select a national or local youth sports organization to receive a grant as part of the Gatorade Play It Forward program. Every Gatorade Player of the Year state winner receives a $1,000 grant to donate and will have the opportunity to enter for an additional $10,000 spotlight grant by writing a brief essay explaining why their selected organization deserves additional support. 12 spotlight grants – one for each sport – will be announced throughout the year.

To keep up to date on the latest happenings, become a fan of Gatorade Player of the Year on Facebook and follow the conversation on Twitter #GatoradePOY. For more on the Gatorade Player of the Year program, including nomination information, a complete list of past winners and the announcement of the Gatorade National Player of the Year, visit http://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/.

CPHS Football: Sandites end season 47-12 at No. 2 Midwest City

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The No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team (5-6) saw their season come to an end Friday night in Midwest City as the No. 2 Bombers (10-1) secured their first semifinal berth since before the Class 6A split. The home team dominated with a 47-12 win that was nearly a shutout.

MWC 47 CPHS 12

1Q MWC 13-0
2Q MWC 21-0
3Q CPHS 12-6
4Q MWC 7-0

Passing: MWC 14-22-228-0, CPHS 3-8-20-2.
Rushing: CPHS 39-151, MWC 39-148.
Plays-Offense: MWC 61-376, CPHS 47-171.
First Downs: MWC 14, CPHS 9.
Penalties: 9-90.
Fumbles-Lost: CPHS 4-0, MWC 3-1.
 

This was the third quarterfinal meeting in four years between the two teams. The Sandites topped their higher-seeded hosts the first two times, but this time their record of three-straight semifinal appearances came to a close at the hands of the powerful District One Champions. This was also their first losing record since 2011, though it was a break-even regular season. The Sandites are currently on a school-record six-season streak of making the playoffs.

Things started out ugly for the Sandites who committed two false starts before ever running a play. Payton Scott had a nice fifteen yard run, but it wasn’t enough for a first down after the penalties and they punted away the opening possession. The Bombers scored on their first two possessions with a fourteen-yard pass from Preston Colbert to Dajon Sealey and a 42 yard run by Omari Johns. Elliot Janish’s first point-after kick was good, the second was blocked, and the home team held a 13-0 lead after the first quarter.

On the first drive of the second quarter the Bombers scored on a 25-yard pass from Colbert to Juwan Walker. The Sandites were held to a three-and-out, and the Bombers scored on the first play of the corresponding drive with a 44-yard endzone pass to Walker for the 27-0 advantage. Walker hauled in a twelve-yarder on the next drive to make it 34-0.

The Sandites finally got close to the red zone late in the first half thanks to a 31-yard kick return by Scott and an eleven-yard pass from Caden Pennington to Daren Hawkins, but Tramon Jackson beat out a Sandite receiver for an endzone interception on the next play. The Bombers ran the clock and took a knee for the first-half shutout.

The Sandites got their first defensive stand on the opening possession of the second half, forcing a punt from their 36. The offense picked up a pair of first downs from Scott, but a sack, forced fumble, and recovery from Elijah Manuel led to a one-yard touchdown run by Astin Anderson just five plays later. The visitors got a slight moral victory with a blocked point-after kick by Joel Mackey, but the Bombers were still up 40-0 with more than a quarter to play.

The Sandites finally hit paydirt on their next play with a fifty-yard march by Scott, capped by a two-yard run. The two point play fell apart, but at last the visitors were on the board.

Then came the defensive heroics. Senior lineman Gage Fain forced fumbles on back-to-back plays. The Bombers recovered the first and were drilled for a loss of twenty by Jerry Lyons. Kris Edwards recovered the second and two plays later Scott punched in a 26-yard run. The two-point pass play was unsuccessful, but the Sandites were finally threatening.

That would be the end of their good fortune, however. Their next possession was held to a single play as Jackson picked off his second interception of the night and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown. Janish's kick was the final point of the game. The Sandites fumbled their next possession, the teams exchanged punts, and Midwest City marched to the Sandite redzone before letting the clock run out. 

Scott ended the night with 174 yards on 27 carries, bringing his season total to a school-record 341 carries for 2,482 yards and 33 touchdowns. In his career he is 844-5412 rushing with 63 scores, plus 31 receptions for 449 yards and three touchdowns. He also recorded his first pass on a short shovel to Ben Nortey for eight yards. 

Midwest City will advance to the semifinals and will take on the three-time defending State Champions from No. 5 Bixby (7-4) who trounced No. 4 Stillwater (8-3) 41-14. No. 1 Booker T. Washington (10-1) defeated No. 6 Putnam City (7-4) 56-21 and will take on No. 3 Lawton (9-2) who defeated No. 7 Muskogee (5-5) 57-36. 

CPHS Football Preview: No. 2 Midwest City hosts No. 8 Sand Springs

Current Pittsburg State freshman defensive end Delvin Jordan pressures Bomber quarterback Preston Colbert in the 2016 quarterfinals. (Photo: Virgil Noah).

For the third time in the past four years, the No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team (5-5) will travel to No. 2 Midwest City (9-1) for the first round of the Class 6A-II playoffs. The Sandites won their last two bouts with the Bombers, but this will be their toughest match yet.

In 2014 the Sandites made the playoffs for the third-straight year and notched their first playoff win since 1997 when they topped Midwest City 29-28 in overtime. The No. 4 Bombers (7-3) were the favorite to win, but No. 5 Sand Springs (8-4) sent the game into overtime with a field goal and won with a defensive stand on a two-point conversion attempt. The Sandites were defeated 41-14 by Bixby in the semifinals. 

In 2016 the No. 3 Sandites (7-5) topped the No. 4 Bombers (7-4) 23-14 for their fifth-straight playoff appearance and third-straight quarterfinal win. Hunter Greathouse was 13-20-159-2 passing while Payton Scott ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns. The Sandites were defeated 35-21 by Bixby in the semifinals. 

With only two meetings in school history, you wouldn't think there'd be much rivalry in the series, but Midwest City will be out to prove themselves after failing to win a playoff game since 2013 before the 6A split. 

The Bombers have had a stellar season thus far, with their only loss coming 27-24 in overtime against No. 1 Booker T. Washington (9-1). They defeated No. 3 Lawton 41-35, No. 4 Stillwater 35-21, No. 6 Putnam City 32-14 and No. 7 Muskogee 26-20.

The Sandites have had several impressive outings that fell short in the final stretches. They led No. 9 Choctaw 20-7 before falling 21-20. They led Muskogee 34-30 before falling 40-34. They were tied 21-21 with No. 5 Bixby in the fourth quarter before falling 42-21. 

The Sandites have finished three-straight seasons with quarterfinal wins and have had winning records for five-straight years. Both are school records. They'll have to win the State title to end with a winning record, but they can finish at an even 6-6 if they at least win this quarterfinal. 

MWC Average Box

Scored: 40
First Downs: 17
Fumbles-Lost: 2-1
Penalties: 12-99
Passing: 14-21-237-0
Rushing: 35-157
Plays-Offense: 56-394

Allowed: 19
First Downs: 15
Fumbles-Lost: 2-1
Penalties: 7-58
Passing: 13-23-141-2
Rushing: 39-119
Plays-Offense: 62-260
 

CPHS Average Box

Scored: 28
First Downs: 14
Fumbles-Lost: 1-1
Penalties: 3-28
Passing: 5-11-63-1
Rushing: 44-270
Plays-Offense: 55-333

Allowed: 27
First Downs: 17
Fumbles-Lost: 2-1
Penalties: 6-49
Passing: 16-25-187-1
Rushing: 36-192
Plays-Offense: 61-379

Sand Springs vs. Midwest City History

2016: Sand Springs 23-14 (A, Quarterfinals)
2014: Sand Springs 29-28 OT (A, Quarterfinals)

Sand Springs Season Statistic Leaders

Passing

47-104-584-5 Pennington, 5 TD
1-2-45-0 Foster, 1 TD

Receiving

11-148 McCallie, 1 TD
9-144 Scott, 1 TD
11-88 Millican
2-61 Hawkins, 2 TD
2-47 Fleischman, 1 TD

Rushing

314-2308 Scott, 31 TD
28-240 Nortey, 2 TD
68-66 Pennington, 1 TD
10-28 McCallie
13-31 Jones

PAT

33/37 Weiser

Field Goals

1/2 Weiser, Long 25

Punting-Avg

36-31 Smith
1-48 Pennington

Kicking-Avg

27-35 Weiser
22-38 Cox
1-51 Smith

Punt Return

Kick Return

10-182 Denton
7-113 Bratcher
3-91 Scott
4-38 Millican
3-15 McCallie

Tackles

92 Cramer
59 Fleischman
48 Edwards
40 Fain
33 Finch
33 Lyons

For Loss

12-36 Finch
9-26 Fain
7-35 Edwards
6-32 Lyons
6-26 Cramer

Sacks

4-30 Lyons
3-31 Edwards
3-15 Fain
3-11 Finch
1-12 Fleischman
1-12 Cramer

Interceptions

4-31 Askew
2-13 Cramer
1 Cartwright
1 Lyons

Breakups

5 Cramer
4 Bratcher
4 Mackey
3 Denton
3 Edwards
3 Lyons

Fumble Recoveries

3-2 Edwards
2 Askew
1-24 Mackey
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Forced Fumbles

1 K. Adcock
1 Cartwright
1 Finch
1 Lyons
1 Mackey

Week Eleven 6A-II rankings and playoff predictions; a look at this weekend's games

The final eight were already decided going into last week's games, and now we have the final seeds for the fourth installment of the 6A Division Two playoffs.

No. 1 Booker T. Washington Hornets (Last Week No. 1) vs. No. 6 Putnam City Pirates (6)

The District Two Champions from Booker T. Washington (9-1, 6-0) will host Putnam City (7-3, 4-3). The Hornets won a relatively close (by their standards) 42-13 battle in Bartlesville (1-8, 1-5) while the Pirates won a solid 52-14 tuneup game in Enid (3-7, 1-6).

Washington's only loss this season was a 30-21 out-of-state exhibition with West Monroe, Louisiana (10-0). They even topped Midwest City 27-24 in overtime.

Putnam City played the tougher district and fell only 27-21 to Lawton and 39-32 to Stillwater but was dominated 32-14 by Midwest City. In their regular season finale AJ Newsome passed for 246 yards and four touchdowns with 38 yards on the ground for two touchdowns, all in the first half. 

The pick: BTW 46 Putnam 21.

No. 2 Midwest City Bombers (2) vs. No. 8 Sand Springs Sandites (8)

The District One Champions from Midwest City (9-1, 7-0) won a solid 35-21 outing with Stillwater (8-2, 5-2) almost entirely on the ground. The Bombers combined for 151 rushing yards while Preston Colbert was 18-22-234-1 by air. They gave up 95 yards in penalties and had one fumble. The Bombers have lost only one game this season, by an overtime field goal to the top-ranked Hornets. 

Sand Springs (5-5, 3-3) fell 42-21 to the defending State Champions from Bixby (6-4, 5-1) but it was all knotted up at 21-21 going into the fourth quarter. They tied 7-7 in the first, the Spartans won a second quarter 14-0 shutout, and the Sandites did the same in the third. Caden Pennington was 3-12-19-1 by air while Payton Scott carried 29 times for 148 yards and all three Sandite touchdowns. 

The pick: MWC 33 CPHS 19.

No. 3 Lawton Wolverines (3) vs. No. 7 Muskogee Roughers (7) 

Last year's State Runners-Up made their way to the finals with a 35-28 semifinal victory over Muskogee. The Roughers (5-4, 4-2) will get a rematch this year, and they'll need to bring their A-game. The Wolverines (8-2, 6-1) are coming off a dominant 56-28 victory in Deer Creek (4-6, 2-5) that started with a 42-7 lead by the second period. Alihas Hopper was 21-26-238 passing with five touchdowns. Miles Davis had 203 yards and two touchdowns on eighteen carries.

Muskogee rediscovered their typically potent offense after a lackluster 27-14 win in Sapulpa (1-9, 1-5), drubbing Ponca City (1-9, 1-5) 51-19 on the road. Jacob Medrano was 16-18-305 with five touchdowns by air and Kristian Hillmon carried 11 times for 93 yards They gave up 115 yards in penalties, but had no turnovers. 

The pick: Lawton 48 Muskogee 35.

No. 4 Stillwater Pioneers (4) vs. No. 5 Bixby Spartans (5)

The three-time defending State Champions (6-4, 5-1) pulled out a winning season and home playoff game with their 42-21 fourth-quarter stand against the Sandites (5-5, 3-3) but they'll have their work cut out for them against Stillwater (8-2, 5-2) whose season has looked far cleaner and more consistent. 

There have been two Bixbys this season. One Bixby beat Jenks 35-18, Muskogee 38-23, Ponca 68-7, and Sand Springs 21-0. The other Bixby lost three-straight including a 37-35 upset in Putnam City. They only beat Bartlesville 37-21, and they were shutout 21-0 by Booker T. Washington. In their regular season finale they squandered a 21-7 lead and allowed the Sandites to tie it up with a third-quarter shutout before rallying in the fourth. Staton King was 19-29-212-1 passing and Tucker Pawley ran for 229 yards and five touchdowns on 41 carries. 

There's only one Stillwater and they can be counted on to show up. The Pioneers started on a five-win streak before falling 43-29 to Lawton, then went on another three-win streak before falling 35-21 to Midwest City. In their regular season finale they went down swinging with a 263-yard running performance and three touchdowns from Tyler Disidore. They also fumbled three times, turning over two of them.

The pick: Bixby 38 Stillwater 32

No. 9 Choctaw Yellowjackets (9) 

Choctaw (6-4, 3-4) once again missed the playoffs by a hair with a winning record and solid season. They went 3-0 outside of their district, including an impressive come-from-behind 21-20 win against Sand Springs. They shut out Enid 37-0 and drilled Putnam West (1-9, 0-7) 45-17 in the season finale. 

Avg Score: 26-23

No. 10 Deer Creek Antlers (10)

Deer Creek (4-6, 2-5) notched wins against 6A-I Southmoore and Edmond Memorial, as well as a 38-24 district win against Enid and a 34-7 performance against Putnam West. Their season finale was a 56-28 home loss to Lawton. 

Avg Score: 25-34

No. 11 Enid Plainsmen (11)

Enid (3-7, 1-6) won their opening two games 34-23 over Guthrie and 61-34 against Ponca City, and made headlines with a 49-42 double-overtime comeback win against Putnam City West who led 42-7 after three quarters. Despite a potent offense, that would be their only district victory and they closed the season with six-straight losses and a 52-14 finale against Putnam City. AJ Newsome passed for 246 yards and four touchdowns with 38 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the loss. 

Avg Score: 30-44

No. 12 Putnam City West Patriots (12)

Putnam West (1-9, 0-7) won their season-opener 16-15 against Duncan, but wouldn't notch another win this year. They had a few solid performances, putting up 42 points against Enid and only falling 21-11 to Putnam City, but ended the year with a 45-17 loss to Choctaw. 

Avg Score: 15-38

No. 13 Bartlesville Bruins (13)

Bartlesville (1-8, 1-5) found their lone win in game six, 9-2 against Sapulpa. They also defeated McAlester 30-25 in the season debut, but forfeited the game later due to an ineligible player. After the suspension, then resignation of their former head coach, the Bruins were in a holding pattern under interim coach Kyle Ppool. 

Avg Score: 16-39

No. 14 Sapulpa Chieftains (14)

Sapulpa (1-9, 1-5) started the season with seven-straight losses before trouncing Ponca City 42-14. They had several solid performances, including a 27-20 game against Choctaw, and a 27-14 loss to Muskogee, but never could cross the finish line. They ended the year with a 54-13 loss to Broken Arrow and managed 132 rushing yards against 6A-I powerhouse team. 

Avg Score: 13-34

No. 15 Ponca City Wildcats (15)

Ponca City (1-9, 1-5) edged out Bartlesville 14-12 in week five to avert a winless season and ended the year with a 51-19 battle against Muskogee. Justin Andrews was 20-44-254-1 passing for both Wildcat touchdowns. 

Avg Score: 14-44. 

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Scott Emigh
Editor-in-Chief
Overall: 68-18 (.791)
Last Week: 8-0 (1.00)
Last Year: 48-21 (.695)

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Virgil Noah
Staff Writer
Overall: 58-15* (.794)
Last Week: 8-0 (1.00)
Last Year: 43-26 (.623)

*Virgil missed the first week of picks.

CPHS Football: Sandites fall 42-21 to No. 6 Bixby on Senior Night

The No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team (5-5, 3-3) suffered a 42-21 defeat in their regular season finale Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The three-time defending State Champions from No. 6 Bixby (6-4, 5-1) won their fourth-straight encounter with the Sandites to clinch a home playoff game, sending the Sandites to take on the District 1 Champions next week.

BHS 42 CPHS 21

1Q All 7-7
2Q BHS 14-0
3Q CPHS 14-0
4Q BHS 21-0

Passing: BHS 19-29-212-1, CPHS 3-12-19-1.
Rushing: BHS 42-232, CPHS 43-159.
Plays-Offense: BHS 73-444, CPHS 55-178.
First Downs: BHS 23, CPHS 15.
Penalties: BHS 4-40, CPHS 4-32.
Fumbles/Lost: BHS 0/0, CPHS 0/0.

The Sandites’ opening drive could not have been more perfect. Luke Bratcher picked up the longest kick return of the season at 45 yards, then the talented Offensive Line paved the way for Payton Scott to march the remaining 52 in only nine plays. The drive was capped by a three-yard run and Jaden Weiser kick for the 7-0 lead.

It was the Spartans’ show from there. They scored on their first possession with a ten-yard run from Tucker Pawley to conclude a seventy-yard twelve-play drive.

The Sandites punted their next possession, the Spartans turned the ball over on a fourth-down pass attempt broken up in the red zone by Lucas Adcock, and the first quarter ended 7-7.

The second quarter was a 14-0 shutout on the part of the visitors. They scored a four-yard run by Pawley on a seven-play 54-yard march. The teams exchanged punts and the Spartans marched 63 yards in eight plays with a one-yard scoring run from Pawley. Reis Vernon was three-for-three on point-after kicks, but bounced a thirty-yard field goal attempt off the uprights shortly before halftime.

After some halftime adjustments, the Sandites came out ready for action and a third-quarter shutout. Kaiden Cox’s onside kick was recovered by Garrett McCallie and the Sandites scored soon after on a four-yard run from Scott. Hayden Cramer picked off a pass on the Spartans’ drive and the Sandites scored once again on a twenty-yard run from Scott to tie the game.

The visitors went right back to work in the fourth with a shutout of their own to sabotage the Sandites' Senior Night. Pawley scored on a one yard run, Staton King sent a 47-yard touchdown pass to Cade Cavendar, then Pawley scored his fifth and final touchdown from seven yards out. 

Pawley led all offensive players with 229 yards and five touchdowns, all on the ground. King was 19-29-212-1 by air and Scott was 29-148 rushing with all three Sandite touchdowns. Cramer led the Sandite defense with thirteen tackles, closely followed by Dash Fleischman with eleven. 

The Sandites will take the No. 4 seed in District Two, meaning they will travel to No. 2 Midwest City (9-1) for the playoff quarterfinals next Friday. Midwest City went undefeated in district play and their only loss this season was a 27-24 overtime battle with No. 1 Booker T. Washington (9-1, 6-0). Bixby will play host to No. 4 Stillwater (8-2). The winners of those two games will meet at a neutral location in the semifinals. 

Sand Springs Individual Statistics

Passing: Pennington 3-12-19-1.
Receiving: McCallie 3-19.
Rushing: Scott 29-148, 3TD. Pennington 9-8. McCallie 3-2. Nortey 2-1.
PAT: Weiser 3/3.
Kick-AVG: Cox 3-28, Weiser 1-30.
Punt-AVG: Smith 5-31.
Kick Return: Bratcher 2-51, Denton 1-10, McCallie 1-10.
Tackles: Cramer 13, Fleischman 11, L. Adcock 7, Finch 6, Askew 6, Edwards 5, Mackey 5, Fain 4, Lyons 3, Bratcher 2, Naugle 1, Krotzer 1, Mock 1, Cartwright 1, Denton 1, Moyer 1, Evans 1.
Tackles For Loss: Finch 2-5, Mackey 1-4, Cramer 1-3, Moyer 1-1. 
Interceptions: Cramer 1-7.
Breakups: Edwards 2, L. Adcock 1, Lyons 1, McCallie 1.

Bixby Individual Statistics

Passing: King 19-29-212-1, 1TD.
Receiving: Cavendar 3-70, 1 TD. Presley 7-50, Riddle 6-49, Calton-Wakins 2-33, Barbour 1-10.
Rushing: Pawley 41-229, 5TD. Roller 1-4, King 2-(-1).
PAT: Vernon 5/5.
Field Goals: Vernon 0/1.
Kick-Avg: Vernon 6-42.
Punt-Avg: Vernon 1-39.
Tackles For Loss: King 1-6, #99 1-5, Farley 1-2.
Sacks: #99 1-5.
Interceptions: Tillman 1.

Longtime Sandite Ed Dubie inducted into University of Tulsa Hall of Fame

Former Sand Springs coach and athletic director Ed Dubie was inducted into the University of Tulsa Hall of Fame this September.

Dubie was a four-sport athlete, lettering twelve times at TU from 1928 through 1931. He played football, baseball, track, and basketball. Playing the quarterback position, he led TU to a 26-6 win over Arkansas in the first game ever played at Skelly Stadium in 1930. He was a starting player on the basketball team and was team captain for three seasons. Prior to college, he played for Bristow High School.

After graduating from TU in 1932, he refereed Big Eight and Missouri Valley football games for 25 years, chaired the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission for 25 years, taught a church school class for 37 years, served on the Sand Springs School Board for 42 years, and defeated lung cancer along the way.

During his tenure in Sand Springs, he coached football, basketball, and baseball. His 1937 football team went undefeated. The field house at Charles Page High School was named in his honor.

Following his career with Sand Springs Public Schools, he headed the tax and insurance departments for the Sand Springs Home Interests and became a partner at the Dubie-Wells insurance agency. He also served as the head of the Tulsa Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Dubie passed in 1992 at the age of 84. His wife, Marjorie, joined him in 1998 at the age of 85.

Joining Dubie in the TU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are three-time Conference Pole Vault Champion David Smoot, Minnesota Viking Wes Hamilton, four-time All-American golfer Stacy Prammanasudh, All-Conference softball player Lauren Lindsay, and the 1982 Conference Champion Football Team. 

The induction ceremony was held Friday night, September 29th at the Lorton Performance Center at TU. The inductees were also recognized at halftime of the Tulsa-Navy football game on September 30th. 

Week Ten 6A-II rankings and predictions; a look at this weekend's games

It's the last week of the regular season, and the eight playoff-bound teams have all clinched their berths. From District One it'll be Midwest City, Lawton, Stillwater, and Putnam City. District Two will advance Booker T. Washington, Bixby, Muskogee, and Sand Springs. The teams still have one last game to try and improve their seed. 

No. 1 Booker T. Washington Hornets (Last Week No. 1) vs. No. 13 Bartlesville Bruins (13)* District 2

Booker T. (8-1, 5-0) clinched the District 2 Championship last week with a 21-0 shutout of the defending State Champions from Bixby (5-4, 4-1). The Hornets held Bixby to 115 total yards, including 11 yards on 33 runs, thanks in part to seven sacks. Thomas Grayson ran 20 times for 131 yards and all three Hornet touchdowns came in the first half. Both teams gave up two interceptions apiece with no fumbles. 

Bartlesville (1-7, 1-4) was part of a record setting night, but at their expense. The Sand Springs Sandites (5-4, 3-2) dealt the Bruins a 55-13 loss, running for over 500 yards. Noah Sunday was 22-36-227-1 passing but their run game was held to 77 yards on 25 carries and they gave up one fumble. 

The pick: BTW 58 BHS 7.

No. 2 Midwest City Bombers (2) vs. No. 4 Stillwater Pioneers (5)* District 1

The Bombers (8-1, 6-0) are one step closer to a District title after scoring a 46-25 win over Enid (3-6, 1-5). Their defense was slow-starting as both teams scored on their initial drives before the Bombers jumped ahead with five-straight touchdowns. Preston Colbert was 11-16-222-0 passing and Austin Anderson carried 19 times for 186 yards.

Stillwater (8-1, 5-1) is still in contention for the title after a 39-32 win against Putnam City (6-3, 3-3), but they'll need some help to get there. Not only will they need to beat Midwest City, but they'll also need Lawton to lose. It's impossible for the Pioneers to pass the Bombers in point-differential, so even with a fifteen-point win, they'll need the Wolverines to win by less than two points for Stillwater to host a playoff game. Tyler Disidore ran 18-110, Qwontrell Walker ran 17-111, and Garrett Leming was 11-74 in the back-and-forth affair. 

The pick: MWC 38 SHS 29.

No. 3 Lawton Wolverines (3) vs. No. 10 Deer Creek Antlers (10)* District 1

Lawton (7-2, 5-1) is still in the running for the district title, but it's almost entirely out of their hands. Even with a fifteen-point win over Deer Creek (4-5, 2-4), they'll still need Stillwater to upset Midwest City by at least eight points. Last week they throttled Putnam City West (1-8, 0-6) 44-7. Deer Creek is coming off a 34-21 loss to Choctaw (5-4, 2-4).

The pick: LHS 47 DC 14.

No. 5 Bixby Spartans (4) vs. No. 8 Sand Springs Sandites (8)* District 2

The three-time defending State Champions (5-4, 4-1) suffered a 21-0 shutout at the hands of Booker T. (8-1, 5-0). Staton King was 7-21-104-2 passing and Tucker Pawley was held to 38 yards on 19 carries. All 21 of the Hornets' points came in the first half. The Spartans will clinch a home playoff game with a win. 

Sand Springs (5-4, 3-2) did what they do best and fed the ball to Payton Scott all night long against Bartlesville (1-7, 1-4). The senior star ran for 506 yards and seven touchdowns in the 55-13 beat down. The Sandites won the turnover battle with one pick and one fumble. The Sandites can still earn a home playoff game with an upset of Bixby and a Ponca City upset of Muskogee. 

The pick: BHS 38 CPHS 29.

No. 7 Muskogee Roughers (6) vs. No. 15 Ponca City Wildcats (14)* District 2

Muskogee (4-4, 3-2) is coming off a lackluster 27-14 performance against Sapulpa (1-8, 1-5). Jacob Medrano was 18-27-203-0 passing and the Roughers were 37-139 on the ground. They'll clinch third place with a win and a Sandite loss, but if the Sandites upset Bixby it'll come down to point-differential and the Roughers have the lowest spread of the four post-season qualifiers. 

Ponca City (1-8, 1-4) is effectively out of contention, but they could still play the spoiler when it comes to post-season seeding. The Wildcats are coming off a 28-14 loss to Norman (1-8) and should theoretically be an easy win for the Roughers. However, the Wildcats have had some impressive offensive outings this season, scoring 34 against Enid and 21 against Booker T. 

The pick: MHS 39 PoHi 19.

No. 6 Putnam City Pirates (7) vs. No. 11 Enid Plainsmen (11)* District 1

Putnam City (6-3, 3-3) lost a 39-32 heart-breaker in Stillwater to seal them in at fourth in districts. The Pirates are bound for Booker T. in the post-season, but first they get a tuneup game against Enid (3-6, 1-5). A.J. Newsome was 19-33-268-0 passing while Keylhan Henderson led the ground game with 109 yards on 17 carries.

Enid (3-6, 1-5) is coming off a 46-21 loss to Midwest City (8-1, 6-0). Mason Skrimager was 27-37-191-2 passing.

The pick: PHS 40 EHS 23.

No. 9 Choctaw Yellowjackets (9) vs. No. 12 Putnam City West Patriots (12)* District 1

Choctaw (5-4, 2-4) won a 34-21 bout with Deer Creek (4-5, 2-4), but is out of playoff contention and shooting to end the year with a winning record. Putnam City West (1-8, 0-6) is coming off a 44-7 beat down from Lawton (7-2, 5-1) and is just hoping to avoid a winless district record.

The pick: CHS 35 PCW 21.

No. 14 Sapulpa Chieftains (15) vs. Broken Arrow Tigers

Sapulpa (1-8, 1-5) wrapped up their district season with a 27-14 loss to Muskogee (4-4, 3-2) and will end the year against 6A-I Broken Arrow (5-4). The Chieftains were 24-106 on the ground and 8-16-76-1 by air against the Roughers. Broken Arrow is coming off a 49-7 victory over Edmond Memorial (1-8) led by Noah Cortes with 231 yards on the ground and Kejuan Tolbert with 173. 

The pick: BAHS 56 SHS 10.

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Scott Emigh
Editor-in-Chief
Overall: 60-18 (.769)
Last Week: 7-1 (.875)
Last Year: 48-21 (.695)

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Virgil Noah
Staff Writer
Overall: 50-15* (.769)
Last Week: 8-0 (1.00)
Last Year: 43-26 (.623)

*Virgil missed the first week of picks.

CPHS Football Preview: Bixby at Sand Springs, home playoff game on the line

 Payton Scott (34) posts a block for 2016 quarterback Hunter Greathouse (5) in a Semifinal Playoff game against Bixby. Scott ran for 86 yards and a touchdown in the 35-21 loss while Greathouse passed for 125 yards and two touchdowns. (Photo: Morgan Miller). 

Payton Scott (34) posts a block for 2016 quarterback Hunter Greathouse (5) in a Semifinal Playoff game against Bixby. Scott ran for 86 yards and a touchdown in the 35-21 loss while Greathouse passed for 125 yards and two touchdowns. (Photo: Morgan Miller). 

The No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team (5-4, 3-2) will host the three-time defending State Champions from No. 5 Bixby (5-4, 4-1) in their regular season finale Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Both teams have already clinched playoff appearances, but their seeding is very much undecided.

The Spartans and Sandites are second and fourth, respectively, in their district. With a loss, the Sandites will take on the District One Champions, likely No. 2 Midwest City (8-1, 6-0). With a win and a Ponca City upset of Muskogee, the Sandites will be the District Runners-Up and get to host a playoff game. If both Sand Springs and Muskogee win their games, it will come down to point differential and the Sandites will be guaranteed third place. If the Sandites beat Bixby by more than ten points, they can take second.

Both teams have the same record overall, but the Spartans have pulled off one more district win than the Sandites. Sand Springs went 2-2 in non-district play to the Spartans' 1-3, but the Spartans played a tougher schedule. 

Bixby defeated 6A-I Jenks (5-4) 35-18, but the Trojans weren't quite themselves at the time, starting the year 0-4 for the first time since 1968. Since then they have rattled off five-straight victories in dominant fashion. From there the Spartans fell 47-28 to Bentonville (7-2), 37-35 to No. 6 Putnam City (6-3) and 34-22 to 6A-I Westmoore (7-2). All competitive losses to quality programs. 

Sand Springs dropped their season opener 59-21 to Pulaski Academy (9-0), then gave up a 21-20 come-from-behind loss to No. 9 Choctaw (5-4) after leading for the entire game. They rebounded with a 28-14 win over No. 12 Putnam City West (1-8). The Sandites won a district bout with Sapulpa then won 26-21 over 6A-I Yukon (4-5).

Looking at mutual opponents:

  • No. 14 Sapulpa (1-8, 1-5). Sand Springs beat their biggest rivals 31-16. Bixby pummeled the Chieftains 48-10. It's tough to compare scores in a rivalry game. 
  • No. 15 Ponca City (1-8, 1-4). Sand Springs wrecked the Wildcats 41-7, but once again Bixby had the better performance with a 68-7 beat down.
  • No. 7 Muskogee (4-4, 3-2). Bixby handily defeated the Roughers 38-23 while the Sandites fell 40-34. It's worth noting that the Sandites came back from a 30-13 deficit to a 34-30 lead before giving up a 96-yard kick return. Even then, they picked up a first down at the Muskogee thirteen-yard line before time ran out. 
  • No. 1 Booker T. Washington (8-1, 5-0). Both teams were shut out by the top-ranked Hornets. Sand Springs fell 40-0, Bixby fell 21-0. 
  • No. 13 Bartlesville (1-7, 1-4). The Spartans had one of their worst games of the season two weeks ago, only defeating the Bruins 37-21. The Sandites had their biggest win of the year last Friday and murdered Bartlesville 55-13. 

If both teams play their best performances of the season, the Spartans will likely be the victors. But in a year plagued by turnovers and poor execution, they could easily be upended by the Sandites who have played a relatively clean season. 

Bixby leads the series 15-12 and 8-2 in the last seven years. The Spartans won the first meeting in 1922 when Sand Springs High School was coached by A.R. Bateman. The Sandites won back-to-back from 1926-1927 and the teams didn't meet again until the 1980s when they split the series 3-3. The Sandites won the 1990s series 5-3, but the most recent saga has been rather one-sided on the part of the Spartan program. 

The Spartans are led by CPHS graduate Loren Montgomery, who was an All-State offensive lineman under Head Coach L.D. Bains. Montgomery joined Bixby in 2010 and has a coaching record of 56-34 in his eighth season. He is 8-2 against his Alma Mater and has led his team to three consecutive State Championships since the 6A split. Sandite coach Dustin Kinard is 60-58 in his eleventh year leading the program. This will be their sixth-straight year making the playoffs, which is a town record.

Bixby Average Box

Scored: 35
First Downs: 21
Fumbles/Lost: 2/1
Penalties: 7-58
Passing: 13-24-200-1
Rushing: 38-191
Plays-Offense: 62-391

Allowed: 24
First Downs: 18
Fumbles/Lost: 2/1
Penalties: 7-56
Passing: 17-29-237-1
Rushing: 30-117
Plays-Offense: 59-354

CPHS Average Box

Scored: 29
First Downs: 14
Fumbles/Lost: 1/1
Penalties: 3-28
Passing: 5-10-68-0
Rushing: 45-283
Plays-Offense: 55-350

Allowed: 26
First Downs: 16
Fumbles/Lost: 2/1
Penalties: 6-49
Passing: 15-25-184-1
Rushing: 35-188
Plays-Offense: 60-371

Sand Springs vs. Bixby History

2016: Bixby 35-21 (State Semifinals)
2016: Bixby 35-19 (A)
2015: Bixby 38-28 (State Championship)
2015: CPHS 20-0 (H)
2014: Bixby 41-14 (State Semifinals)
2014: Bixby 34-31 (A)
2013: Bixby 35-21 (A)
2012: CPHS 21-7 (H)
2011: Bixby 43-23 (A)
2010: Bixby 48-35 (H)

1999: Bixby 23-7 (H)
1998: CPHS 30-6
1997: CPHS 19-0
1996: CPHS 28-7
1995: Bixby 17-10
1994: CPHS 33-7
1993: CPHS 26-20
1992: Bixby 20-17 OT

1985: CPHS 14-3
1984: CPHS 5-3
1983: Bixby 21-4
1982: Bixby 28-7
1981: Bixby 14-12
1980: CPHS 10-7

1927: CPHS 20-6
1926: CPHS 30-12

1922: Bixby 19-14

Sand Springs Season Statistic Leaders

Passing

44-92-565-4 Pennington, 5TD
1-2-45-0 Foster, 1TD

Receiving

9-144 Scott, 1TD
8-129 McCallie, 1TD
11-88 Millican
2-61 Hawkins
2-47 Fleischman, 1TD

Rushing

285-2160 Scott, 28TD
26-239 Nortey, 2TD
59-58 Pennington, 1TD
13-31 Jones
5-27 Edwards

Point-After Kicks

30/34 Weiser

Field Goals

1/2 Weiser, Long 25

Punting-Avg

31-31 Smith
1-48 Pennington

Kicking-Avg

26-35 Weiser
19-40 Cox
1-51 Smith

Punt Return

Kick Return

9-172 Denton
3-91 Scott
5-62 Bratcher
4-38 Millican
1-14 Mackey

Tackles

79 Cramer
48 Fleischman
43 Edwards
36 Fain
30 Lyons

For Loss

10-31 Finch
9-26 Fain
7-35 Edwards
6-32 Lyons
5-23 Cramer

Sacks

4-30 Lyons
3-31 Edwards
3-15 Fain
3-11 Finch
1-12 Fleischman
1-12 Cramer

Interceptions

4-31 Askew
1-6 Cramer
1 Cartwright
1 Lyons

Breakups

5 Cramer
4 Bratcher
4 Mackey
3 Denton
2 Lyons

Fumble Recoveries

3-2 Edwards
2 Askew
1-24 Mackey
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Forced Fumbles

1 K. Adcock
1 Cartwright
1 Denton
1 Finch
1 Lyons
1 Mackey