Ford High School Weekly

Ford High School Weekly

Ford High School Weekly is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into players, coaches, and administrators making high school athletics such a phenomenon in Oklahoma.

Gentry Williams Fast on the Field and on the Track

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Gentry Williams of Tulsa's Booker T. Washington is back for his senior year after injury kept him off the field as a junior. He started running track at the age of 6, played a variety of sports and eventually focused on football and track. 247 Sports rates Gentry as the number 1 football recruiting prospect in the state. He...

Oklahoma Home To Youngest High School Football Coach In The Country

Kathen Funburg, Prue High School

When 21-year-old Kathen Funburg was named head coach of Prue (OK) High School’s eight-man football team this summer, little did he know that he may now be the answer to a trivia question. Funburg may be the youngest high school football head coach EVER. According to research done by High School Football America in 2020, the youngest high school head football...

Owasso Rams’ Jake Clifton Chooses Kansas State

Jake Clifton, Owasso Ramsvideo

Owasso's Jake Clifton has committed to Kansas State. This is the story of his life in football and the effort he put in to earn a division 1 football offer.

High School Football Lures Quarterback Prospect To Oklahoma

Shaker Reisig, Jenks Trojans

A new high school football season is on the horizon, and stadiums will soon be full of young players giving it their all and fans cheering them on. In fact, the appeal of Friday Night Lights in Oklahoma was so strong for one family, they moved from upstate New York to the Sooner State three years ago just so they...

Recruiting Insight with Michael Knight

Michael Knight, Red Prepzonevideo

Prep Redzone is a website that keeps close tabs on Oklahoma High School football. Michael Knight is the Director of the Oklahoma site for Prep Redzone.com. He keeps tabs on high school athletes all around Oklahoma tracking their successes and college recruiting prospects. He has a thorough knowledge of Oklahoma's high school football landscape.

Top Oklahoma Lineman Jacob Sexton Commits To Sooners

Jacob Sexton, OU Sooners

Deer Creek senior offensive tackle Jacob Sexton grew up a Texas fan. When the 6-6, 285-pound, four-star recruit narrowed his recruiting list to five schools earlier this summer, the Longhorns were among his finalists. In the end, however, a home run official visit to Oklahoma helped cement the idea that Norman was the right side of the Red River rivalry...

Lone Grove Senior Transforms From Longhorn to Sooner

Emmy Guthrie, Lone Grove Longhorn

Emmy Guthrie laughs when she recalls one of her first interactions with University of Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso. “That’s actually such a funny story,” recalled the recent Lone Grove Longhorn graduate. “The first time I went to an OU camp, I had my helmet on. The only helmet I had at the time was my Lone Grove helmet, with...

David Jackson Perseveres Through Pandemic

David Jackson, OSSAAvideo

OSSAA Executive Director David Jackson grew up in Pauls Valley. The 11th of 12 children, his Oklahoma roots include participating in high school football, basketball and track. He became a coach in his hometown, and later became a school administrator. In the mid '90s David took a position with the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. Now, he's the leader...

David Jackson Leads the OSSAA to Make Activities Available to Everyone

David Jackson, OSSAAvideo

OSSAA Executive Director David Jackson grew up in Pauls Valley. The 11th of 12 children, his Oklahoma roots include participating in high school football, basketball and track. He became a coach in his hometown, and later became a school administrator. In the mid '90s David took a position with the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. Now, he's the leader...

Prep Redzone Spring Showcase Features Future Stars

Deion Imade, Ford High School Weeklyvideo

Events like the Spring Showcase were casualties of the pandemic in 2020. With the easing of restrictions, recruiting opportunities for high school players are on the increase. The Prep Redzone Spring Showcase in Owasso is a great example. It featured high school football players getting evaluated and observed by high school and college coaches. They were timed in the...

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