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.

Norman North’s Utley Plays With A “Mean Streak”

Harrison Utley, Norman North High School

Although he’s been playing varsity football since he was a freshman, Norman North’s Harrison Utley still gets butterflies on Friday nights. “I always get nervous before games,” admitted the physical, 6-4, 285-pound junior offensive lineman. “I get a little anxious, but after that first hit on the first play, I zone in immediately and get locked in and everything starts...

Emily Barkley Leads Union Athletics

Emily Barkley, Union High School

This week in Ford High School Weekly, we continued our interview with Emily Barkley, Athletic Director of the Union School District. She oversaw the recent reconstruction of Union Tuttle Stadium and is preparing to host the MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl for the second year in a row at Union High School. Check out Ford Game of the Week highlights from...

Moore’s Wolfe Continuing Family Quarterback Tradition

Denver Wolfe, Moore Lions High School

Every quarterback remembers their first significant high school varsity football action. For Moore’s, it was memorable because the Lions were playing one of their biggest rivals, Westmoore. Making it even more memorable was the fact that Westmoore’s starting quarterback was his older brother, Dayton. “Obviously, I was a little bit nervous,” recalled Denver, who came up short in his debut, 30-14....

Emily Barkley’s Love of Athletics Becomes a Career

Emily Barkley, Union High School

Emily Barkley is the Athletic Director of the Union School District.  In a time when Title IX has expanded sports opportunities for girls and women, Emily Barkley has made the most of those opportunities. She played basketball and soccer at Union High School. She went to college with the goal of a career in athletics and in 2012 she...

Choctaw’s Jackson Motivated By Tragedy

RJ Jackson, Choctaw High School

Choctaw’s RJ Jackson had his world turned upside down two years ago. His father, with whom he was very close, suddenly passed away. “It was pretty tough,” admitted the talented 6-3, 245-pound tight end/defensive end. “It happened around the middle of my sophomore season. I was coming off an injury and I couldn’t really take time to process everything. He...

Ford High School Weekly Pre-Season Preview with Deion Imade

Deion

You can't wait for high school football to get started and neither does Ford High School Weekly. Deion Imade goes to the Bixby Fall Classic to check out the Spartans, the BTW Hornets and the Broken Arrow Tigers. Michael Knight from Prep Redzone joins Deion to go over teams and players you'll want to be on the lookout for...

Smith Looks To Lead Sapulpa Back To The Playoffs

Marco Smith, Sapulpa High School

When Marco Smith moved to Sapulpa following his freshman year, he wasn’t aware of the magnitude of the rivalry between the Chieftains and Sand Springs. He does now. “It’s CRAZY,” said the junior running back. “I’ve never seen two communities go back and forth at each other like that. I’ve never seen that many people watch a football game.” Smith participated in...

Highway 97 Rivalry Kicks Off Ford Game of the Week

Ford Game of the Week

Mike Ziegenhorn and Rod Thompson join Deion Imade to talk about the Ford Game of the Week. They'll get you ready for high school football and remind you of great games and memories, and to let you know about some of the great matchups on the Ford Game of the Week this fall. Sand Springs Athletic Director Rod Sitton...

Union Kicks Off Season With Meet The Redhawks And FanFest

Union Redhawks, Union High School

Over the years, high schools have come up with new and creative ways to kick off their football seasons. Union High School in Tulsa took it up a notch this year when it hosted Meet The Redhawks And FanFest Day. Along with intrasquad scrimmages, the free, family-friendly event included a car show, vendor fair and food trucks in a fun,...

Wasel and Yellowjackets Aim for Gold Ball

Steele Wasel, Choctaw Yellowjackets

Choctaw's senior quarterback Steele Wasel comes from an athletic family. His grandfather also played quarterback at Choctaw and was Steele's childhood coach. In his sophomore year, the Yellowjackets were runners up in 6A II. This year Steele and his teammates want to finish the season with a state championship victory. Steele will be heading to Akron to play college...