Ford High School Weekly

Union Recovers From Slow Start To Reach Semifinals

Union HS Football

Union High School was not used to losing football games. Before 2020, the Oklahoma Class 6A powerhouse had won eight state titles in the last 20 years. Head Coach Kirk Fridrich had compiled an impressive 142-26 record the past 13 seasons. But a crazy year off the field carried over to the gridiron for the south Tulsa program. Union, playing its...

Stephen Kittleman Looks to End the Trojans’ Championship Drought

Stephen Kittleman, Jenks Trojansvideo

Senior Stephen Kittleman has been going to Jenks since Pre-K and playing alongside some of the same players for 13 years. In this episode, Kittleman sheds light on some of the Trojans' most popular traditions such as the players bleaching their hair for the playoffs and why the Jenks quarterback always wears number 9. Also, find out about Stephen...

Two-Sport Star Leads Midwest City Bombers Into Playoffs

Makale Smith, Midwest City Bombers

When college football recruiters ask Midwest City coach Darrell Hall how fast MaKale Smith is, he tells them the truth. "I say, 'I don't know. He's just faster than the other guy,'" says Hall with a chuckle. Smith, a decorated basketball player as well, is often playing AAU hoops when the football team does its testing days. The lack of an...

Hawkins Emerges As Playmaker For Putnam City Pirates

Putnam City Pirates, Marcellous Hawkins

When Carter Whitson took over the reins at Putnam City High School earlier this year, he inherited a football team that had won just one game in the previous two seasons. After missing out on spring practice and summer drills due to COVID-19, not much was expected from the Pirates his first season. When Whitson finally got to meet his...

Putnam City North WR Jeff Nwankwo Finds Success Quickly as a Senior

PC North Panthers, Jeff Nwankwovideo

Lifelong hoopster Jeff Nwankwo decided during the pandemic that his size and athleticism would help him pickup football easily and give him a better opportunity at a college scholarship. As a 6'6 wide receiver, schools such as Tulsa, Tulane and Cornell have already come calling. Heading into the playoffs, he's hoping that the unselfish attitude of the Panthers can...

Jayden Patrick Enjoying Stellar Senior Season For Jenks

Jenks Trojan, Jayden Patrick

It wasn't that long ago that Jenks senior Jayden Patrick was one of the young kids playing football under the bleachers on Friday nights during Trojan varsity games. Flash forward a few years and Patrick is only a month away from his high school football career being over. "It's unbelievable," said the 5-11, 168-pound receiver/cornerback. "It's interesting, because I never thought...

The Presley Legacy at Bixby Continues as Braylin Dominates

Bixby Spartan Braylin Presleyvideo

Braylin Presley has been doing special things for the Bixby Spartans the last few seasons.  Torching defenses and scoring touchdowns are the two things he does best on Friday nights. Get to know a little more about the Spartan's phenom and future division 1 athlete. Also, check out our game recap from the Verdigris-Holland Hall game last week and...

Verdigris Sophomore Reese Roller Creates Havoc In Backfield

Vedigris Cardinals, Reese Roller

The Verdigris Cardinals (7-0) are off to their best start in nearly a decade, and the second-ranked team in Oklahoma's Class 3A has done it with a variety of offensive playmakers and a defense that creates a lot of turnovers and gets after the quarterback. A stellar defensive line has allowed sophomore linebacker Reese Roller to fly to the ball...

Bixby QB Mason Williams Hopes for a Big-time Scholarship Offer

Bixby Spartan. Mason Williamsvideo

Having led Bixby to a 32-1 record and two state championships, it would be expected that every college would be drooling over Bixby QB Mason Williams, who also hold the school record for touchdown passes. Holding scholarship offers from Arkansas Tech and Drake,  Williams is holding out hope that a bigger school such as Tulsa or North Texas will snatch...

Senior Running Back Steps Up For Edmond Santa Fe

Edmond Santa Fe: Ethane Hyche

Edmond Santa Fe is fortunate to have several big-time recruits on its football roster this season. Junior Talyn Shettron is one of the most sought after receivers in the country. Senior linebacker Collin Oliver is committed to Oklahoma State. Senior safety/linebacker James Burnett is ranked as the 20th best player in the state. Senior receiver/defensive back Angelo Rankin Junior...