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Asher Link, Metro Christian

Link Overcomes Injury, Leads Metro Christian To First State Title

It was halftime of the Class 2A football state championship game, and while Metro Christian held a 15-13 lead over Vian, there was some definite concern in the Patriot locker room. Just before half, senior quarterback Asher Link smashed his throwing hand on a Vian defender’s helmet. As he and the rest of the Patriots...
Poteau Pirates Footbal

Poteau, Werner Bask In First State Football Championship

The town of Poteau, Oklahoma claims a population of nearly 9,000 people and it's a safe bet that all or nearly everyone in that Leflore County community made the three and a half hour trek to Edmond for the recent Class 4A football state championship. The third-ranked Pirates claimed their first-ever football state title by...
Chase Ricke, Lincoln Christian

Lincoln Christian Earns Way Back To Title Game

Twelve months ago, Lincoln Christian experienced all of the emotions involved with losing a playoff game. Weeks and months of practice were remembered as the final seconds ticked off in a 69-34 loss to eventual champion Heritage Hall in the Class 3A semifinals. "I told them to embrace how this feels," remembered head coach Jerry...
Jenks Trojan

Jenks Football Coach Allan Trimble Leaves Lasting Memories

We knew this day was coming. It was inevitable. Still, hearing the news Sunday that former Jenks football coach Allan Trimble had passed away following a three-plus year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease still delivered a gut punch to friends and fans across the state. He was just 56 years old. Trimble was diagnosed with the crippling...
Jack Wright, Regent Preparatory School

Regent Prep Receiver Sets National Record, Leads Team on Playoff Run

Regent Prep's season came to a heartbreaking end last year after the Rams lost to Shattuck in the Class B state championship game. Once the bitterness of the defeat wore off, wide receiver Jack Wright made an interesting discovery. He was nearing the national high school record for career touchdown catches. The previous record was...
Bishop McGuinness

Bishop McGuinness Football Making Another Postseason Run

Bishop McGuinness is a familiar sight for opponents come high school football playoff time and this season is no different. The Fighting Irish are in the postseason once again and they're set on making another run at a gold ball. A state championship may have seemed like a distant dream back in September when the...
Mustang Broncos

Mustang Broncos Riding High Heading Into Postseason Play

Mustang made a huge statement to teams across the state earlier this season when the Broncos traveled to Tulsa and knocked off the perennial power Union Redskins for the first time in school history. Much has been made of Oklahoma's east side dominance in Class 6A football. The last time a team from the west...
Bixby Spartan Cheer Team

Trevon Holt Pulls Double Duty at Bixby High School

It all started with a single wish. Trevon Holt wanted to learn how to do a backflip. The Bixby senior figured the best way to accomplish that goal was to learn from those who had already mastered it. Already a successful member of the Spartan football and baseball team, Holt landed the backflip in no...
Brandon Hanneman, Marine

Southmoore Grad Gives Back to SaberCat Football

Brandon Hanneman didn't set any records during his football career at Southmoore High School. In fact, thanks to several talented skill position players ahead of him on the depth chart, Hanneman didn't log a lot of playing time. But the 2016 graduate came to practice every day, worked hard and helped make him and the...
Emahdre Hightower, Putnam City West

Emahdre Hightower Provides Inspiration For Putnam City West

Putnam City West senior Emahdre Hightower knew something was wrong. This past summer, he began having trouble swallowing. For one of the top athletes in school, something as natural as eating and drinking suddenly became very difficult. "I woke up one day and thought it was just a sore throat, so I went and bought...