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.

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...

Montgomery Leads Bixby Excellence

Loren Montgomery, Bixby High School

Loren Montgomery became the head coach of the Bixby Spartans in 2010. Over the last 12 years he has steadily built the Spartan football program into one of the state's perennial powers. Bixby won 7 Class 6A II championships from 2014 through 2021. This year Bixby moved up to Class 6A I where their success continued as the Spartans...

Gutsy Call Helps Washington Win First Football Title Since 1996

Washington Warriors, Washington Public Schools

With less than a minute to play and a state championship on the line, Coach Brad Beller huddled his Washington Warriors team together for a final strategic move. Washington led 17-14 and after taking a knee three times, the Warriors had to decide if they were going to punt on fourth-and-24 or try to run a play, gain a few...

Ford High School Weekly Goes to the Playoffs

Deion Imade, Ford High School Weekly

See the highlights of all five championship games from week 1 of OSSAA state championship football. Deion Imade has all the highlights and talks with the 6A II State Champion Stillwater Pioneers. Michael Knight joins Deion for more analysis of 2022 state championship games.

E-Sports Taking Off In Oklahoma High Schools

OeSL, Union Public Schools

When Union High School in Tulsa distributed a notice to its students this fall encouraging them to check out its esports program, they knew there would be some interest. Little did they know how much interest it would generate. “We had 350 kids sign up and check it out, which we were not expecting,” said Todd Borland, Union’s Executive Director...

Remembering High School Sports Legend JV Haney

JV Haney, Don King

JV Haney was a key figure in the growth of televised high school sports in Oklahoma. He passed away recently. His longtime broadcast partner Don King shares some of his favorite memories of their work together. JV was a hall of fame basketball coach. After retiring from coaching in 1986, he built a career broadcasting high school sports events...

Oklahoma Homeschool Football Team Wins National Championship

Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools

While many of the top high school football teams in the state have been competing in the OSSAA playoffs, another prep team from the Sooner State recently made headlines. The Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools (NOAH) recently won the NFHA Homeschool Football National Championship in Panama City, Florida. The Jaguars, the top seed in the tournament, defeated #4 Lighthouse Christian...