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.

Edmond North’s T.o. Barrett Looks for a Championship Repeat

T.o. Barrett, Edmond North High School

Edmond North star junior T.o. Barrett was instrumental in the Huskies’ state championship last season. Listed as a point guard, T.o. instead considers himself a “basketball player” but hopes to go down as one of the best in Oklahoma history. As this season rolls toward the playoffs, T.o. and the Huskies hope to repeat as champions. Holding scholarship offers...

Junior High State Wrestling Championship Celebrates 48th Year

jr high wrestling

Interest and participation in amateur wrestling is at an all-time high in Oklahoma. Look no further than the expected turnout for this weekend’s 48th annual Oklahoma State Junior High Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. Tournament officials estimate nearly 2,600 competitors will converge on “The Big House” (Jim Norick Arena) at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds to compete for individual championships. “If the...

Connor Dow and the Broken Arrow Tigers in Position for Title Run

Connor Dow, Broken Arrow High School

Broken Arrow's senior guard Connor Dow and the Broken Arrow Tigers are off to a 15-0 start. Connor is a leader on a team with good chemistry. He's played organized basketball since grade school. His family's support and a lot of practice have helped him succeed in the game he loves. Connor is committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys....

Lady Indians Capture Shawnee Invitational Title

El Reno High School

Second place was something happening too often to the El Reno Lady Indians’ liking. They finished second at the Shawnee Invitational last year and lost in the 5A state championship game to McAlester. Additional second-place finishes this season in early-season tournaments only added to their frustration. The Lady Indians finally broke through last week, however, when they raced past the...

2023 Shawnee Invitational Basketball Championships (Replay 1-21-23)

2023 shawnee invitational

Watch a replay of the Ford Game of the Week: 2023 Shawnee Invitational Girls and Boys Championship games - from Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.

Bixby’s Gentry Baldwin is Going Places

Gentry Baldwin, Bixby High School

Bixby's senior point guard Gentry Baldwin is heading to Oral Roberts University to play basketball. The Spartans were runners up in 6A Girls basketball the las two years in narrow losses. Gentry would like to help lead her team to that one extra victory in March at the state tournament. Gentry says she's competitive by nature. She credits her...

Yellowjackets A Contender In 6A Hoops

Choctaw Yellowjackets

Choctaw basketball coach Jermaine Simpson understands the importance of teams peaking at the end of the season. “We don’t want to be peaking in December,” said Simpson. Simpson and the Yellowjackets have raced out to an impressive 11-2 start and are currently ranked fifth in Class 6A according to Due to Choctaw advancing to the state championship in football, Simpson didn’t...

TOC Win Puts Dayton Forsythe and Dale Pirates on the Map

Dayton Forsythe, Dales Pirates

Dayton Forsythe is a Junior Guard with the defending 2A Champion Dale Pirates Basketball Team. In December Dayton was the Most Valuable Player in the Tournament of Champions. The Pirates beat Union, Crossings Christian and Tulsa Memorial to win that tournament championship. After that performance, Dayton received offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest. Dayton has been playing...

Grove’s Crawford Named Gatorade Football Player Of The Year

Grove football coach Ron Culwell doesn’t pull any punches when talking about his senior running back Emmanuel Crawford. “Emmanuel is a once-in-a-lifetime guy,” said Culwell. “I bet I’ll never see another one like him in my career. I know I haven’t up until now and I’ve been coaching for 41 years. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime back with the ability that he...

Dale Pirates Win Tournament of Champions In Historic Fashion

Dale Pirates

As the final buzzer sounded at the 57th annual Tournament of Champions high school boy’s basketball tournament at the BOK Center in Tulsa, reality set in on what the Dale Pirates had just accomplished. The Pirates, the defending 2A state champion, knocked off 6A Tulsa Union (54-39), 4A #2 Crossings Christian (70-55) and 5A #2 Tulsa Memorial (59-52) in the...