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.

Starks and Tigers Aim for State Title

Na'Kylan Starks

Coweta's Na'Kylan Starks didn't get to play as a junior because of injury. Now he's making the most of his senior year. His play at quarterback has led the Tigers to a 7-0 start. Now Na'Kylan and his teammates are hoping to finish strong and go deep into the playoffs. They want to earn a shot at the 5A...

Plainview Looks To Rebound From Heartbreaking Loss

Morgan Pearson, Plainview High School

In the movie Any Given Sunday, Al Pacino’s character makes an impassioned locker room speech about football being a game of inches. The Plainview Indians found that out the hard way last week when they came up inches short in a heartbreaking, 35-34 loss to Pauls Valley. The Indians, who trailed by 14 points at halftime, clawed their way back and...

Tulsa World’s Dean Ruhl Loves Oklahoma High School Sports

Dean Ruhl, Tulsa World

Dean Ruhl of the Tulsa World is in the early months of his tenure as High School Sports Beat Writer for the Tulsa World. He enjoys the world of Oklahoma High School Sports, learning the ropes from veteran reporters like Barry Lewis and Bill Haisten. Dean Ruhl's love of sports led him into a job where sports are the...

Kilgallon’s Kick Keeps McGuinness Unbeaten

Will Kilgallon, Bishop McGuinness

It was the moment all kickers dream about. Two undefeated teams. Tie ballgame. Three seconds left on the clock. Time for one last play. Bishop McGuinness junior Will Kilgallon got to live out that fantasy last week when he and his Fighting Irish teammates squared off against Guthrie in an important district game. Like most dreams, the final moments of the game...

Kamden Sixkiller at Home at Norman North

Kamden Sixkiller, Norman North High School

Kamden Sixkiller is getting his moment to shine as the starting quarterback for the Norman North Timberwolves. He had an outstanding performance against Broken Arrow on September 30th. He wants to make that his typical, rather than exceptional level of play. He's overcome a childhood injury to excel at the game he loves. As for wearing number 6, Kamden...

Defense Propels Coweta Up The Class 5A Rankings

Coweta Tigers, Coweta High School

If you want to know why the Coweta Tigers have been so successful this high school football season, look no further than the play of their defense.  The Tigers (5-0) have allowed just 34 points in their first five games, recording shutouts against Pryor and Glenpool. They also have wins over a pair of currently ranked teams, 5A #7 Carl...

Dietrich Moore Flys Around for Tigers

Dietrich Moore, Broken Arrow High School

Dietrich Moore is a senior linebacker for the Broken Arrow Tigers. He grew up playing baseball and football. Dietrich says he used to 'fly around' the outfield as a baseball player. Now he's flyin' around making plays for the Broken Arrow football team. An injury late in the 2021 season kept him out of playoff games. This year he...

Pioneers Majoring In Chemistry This Season

Gage Gundy, Stillwater High School

Championship teams always seem to have great chemistry, and Stillwater head coach Tucker Barnard believes this year’s Pioneer football squad has that special intangible in spades. “This group is special,” admitted Barnard, whose team has won its first four games of the season. “This group is really close. It’s a really tight-knit group of guys. When I hear them being...

Bright Future for Gage Gundy Two Sport Athlete

Gage Gundy, Stillwater High School, Pioneers

Senior Gage Gundy is the starting quarterback of the Stillwater Pioneers. Coming from a family of quarterbacks, football has always been a part of his life. He's hoping the Pioneers can make a deep run into the playoffs this fall. He tries to model his play after dual threat quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Josh Allen. In addition, Gage...

Dual Quarterback System Working for Bronchos

Taylor Heim, Bethany High School

The Bethany Bronchos are quickly climbing the Class 4A high school football rankings and they’re doing it thanks to the success of their dual quarterback system of seniors Taylor Heim and Cale Wetwiska. The dynamic duo have been a nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators to gameplan against. Heim is 6-5, athletic, and a threat to score every time he runs...