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Cashion Wildcats

Cashion Football Goes Back-To-Back in Class

As the final seconds ticked down in the 2021 Oklahoma Class A high school football state championship game, Cashion football coach Lynn Shackelford tried to soak up the experience of winning his second straight title. “I’ll tell you this, the biggest difference between winning it last year and this year, and I didn’t think about...
Ty Pennington, Sand Springs Sandites

Pennington Leaves Legacy At Sand Springs

As the game clock slowly ticked down to zero, Sand Springs quarterback Ty Pennington tried to savor the final seconds of his high school football career. The Sandites had just come up short against Deer Creek, 20-17, in the 6A-II state semifinals. The realization that he’d played his last high school game hit him pretty...
Cade Stacy, Jenks Trojans

Stacy Anchors Experienced Trojan Defense

Cade Stacy was just trying to make a good impression when he took the field as a sophomore for the Jenks Trojans during a preseason scrimmage. A transfer from Owasso, Stacy was pretty much unknown to the Trojan coaching staff. He immediately delivered a big hit on an opposing wide receiver, which earned him the nickname...
Gage Hamm, Coweta Tigers

Coweta Quarterback Gearing Up For Postseason Run

Coweta football coach Tim Harper has been searching the rule books and bylaws for any way he can get senior quarterback Gage Hamm an extra year of eligibility. “I’m trying everything I can to figure out a way to hold him back,” joked Harper. Hamm is a huge reason for Coweta’s recent rise in Class 5A. ...
Deer Creek Antlers Football

Deer Creek Defense On Point in 2021

Defense Wins Championships. It’s an old sports adage that oftentimes rings true, regardless if it’s at the high school, college or pro level. Deer Creek is taking that mantra to heart this year as it attempts to win a district championship and make a deep run in the Class 6A-II high school football playoffs. Through their first...
Del City's Ethan Lawrenc

Del City: Pleasant Surprise This Season in 6A-II

Coming off a 4-6 season and with a new head coach and a tough non-district schedule, many folks were unsure how good Del City football would be in 2021. Through the first six games of the season, the Eagles have been one of the biggest surprises in Class 6A-II. They’re 5-1 on the season (3-0...
Desean Brown, Choctaw Yellowjackets

Desean Brown: “Wild Man” On Choctaw Defense

As often as Choctaw senior defensive lineman Desean Brown scores touchdowns, you would think Yellowjacket coaches might consider adding a special goal line package for the 6-4, 245-pounder. “I keep trying to tell them that,” said Brown with a laugh. “I need my own package!” Brown found the endzone again last week, stripping the Ponca City...
Haydn Thornton, PC North High School

Panther Linebacker Packs A Punch For Putnam City North

Putnam City North senior Haydn Thornton may not be the biggest guy on the defensive side of the ball, but there’s no denying he was meant to be a middle linebacker. “I’ve liked hitting people since I was five years old,” said Thornton. That’s my favorite thing.” Hearing that from one of your senior defensive leaders...

Owasso Quarterback Embraces Leadership Role For Rams

It didn’t take Owasso quarterback Austin Havens long to learn about how big high school football is in Oklahoma. “I moved here halfway through my freshman year from North Carolina,” said Havens. “Moving here was way different than living there. One thing I noticed right away is how much this community loves football. The great...
Norman North Cale Cabbiness

Cabbiness Takes Advantage of Well-Known Bloodlines

February 9, 1989, is an infamous day in Oklahoma sports history. Basketball fans gleefully recall when University of Oklahoma coach Billy Tubbs grabbed the public address microphone and addressed the crowd during a heated Big 8 Conference hoops game against Missouri. Tubbs cracked, "The referees have requested that no matter how bad the officiating...