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.

It’s in the Numbers for Lathan Boone

Lathan Boone, BTW

Lathan Boone is a senior at Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School.  He's the quarterback of the Hornet football team and a sharpshooter on the basketball team. BTW is part of his family heritage. Math is his favorite area of study in school. So it's no surprise that his numbers add up to success on and off the field....

Gilbert Ends Prep Career On High Note At All-State Game

Jace Gilbert, Marlow Outlaws

The opportunity to put on a high school football uniform one more time was too good for Jace Gilbert to pass up. The former Marlow star, who led the Outlaws to the Class 2A state title this past season, represented the West team recently in the OCA All-State game in Shawnee. Although the East squad won the game, 34-27, Gilbert showed...

OSSAA Prepared for 2022-2023 Academic Year

David Jackson, OSSAA

This week Ford High School Weekly sits down with two leaders from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. Executive Director David Jackson talks about preparations for the new school year, arranging venues for championship competitions, implementing new rules and policies, managing reclassifications and the rules and policies for eligibility related to transfers. Director of Officials Grant Gower discusses the...

Tuttle’s Surber Laces Them Up One More Time At All-State Game

Madi Surber, Tuttle High School

Tuttle’s Madi Surber is one of the most decorated athletes in Oklahoma high school track and field history, but she was excited to end her high school career on the basketball court this week at the annual Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Game. Surber, who was a member of Tuttle’s 2021 state title team and 2022 state runner-up squad, scored three...

Recruiting Update with Michael Knight

Michael Knight, Prep Redzone Oklahoma

Michael Knight from Prep Redzone surveys the football recruiting scene as the summer commitment season gets hot. Catch up on the latest commitments. See how the Arkansas Razorbacks are raising their recruiting profile in Oklahoma. Find out which players are still deciding and who's improving their position on recruiting charts.

Former Oklahoma Preps Stars Chosen in 2022 MLB Draft

2022 MLB Draft

A dozen former Oklahoma high school baseball stars saw their dreams realized this week when they were selected in the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft. Leading the way was recent Stillwater High School graduate Jackson Holliday, who was the first overall pick of the draft. The 6-1, 175-pound shortstop, who went to the Baltimore Orioles with the top pick, was...

Jalyn Stanford Jenks Trojan to Become Houston Cougar

Jalyn Standard, Jenks Trojan

Jalyn Stanford of Jenks is a multi position player for the Jenks Trojans. He sees time in the offensive backfield, the defensive backfield, as a wide receiver and as a kick returner. His athletic skill and versatility put him in a position to accept a football scholarship offer to join the University of Houston Cougars. In 2021, Jalyn and...

High School Football In Serious Need Of More Officials

Ethan Rolen, Greater Tulsa Officials Association

Another season of Friday Night Lights is just around the corner, but high school football in Oklahoma is dangerously close to making drastic changes to the cherished sport due to a shortage of officials. Playing games on weeknights and using smaller crews are two of the choices being seriously considered due to the shrinking pool of certified officials. “We are really...

BTW Four-Star Prospect Gives Pledge To Razorbacks

Booker T. Washington High School, Micah Tease

Another Oklahoma blue chip high school football player made his college commitment known this week when Booker T. Washington’s Micah Tease announced he’ll play for the University of Arkansas. Tease, the number three player in Oklahoma according to Prep Redzone Oklahoma, chose the Razorbacks over several high-profile programs, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, USC and Texas A&M. “For the next three...

Owasso’s Adams Commits To Alabama

Cole Adams, Owasso High School

One of the top high school football players in Oklahoma made his college choice known this week when Owasso four-star wide receiver Cole Adams pledged to play for Alabama. Adams, who’s final three teams were Alabama, Oklahoma and Arkansas, made the announcement on social media. “First, I want to give thanks to God,” said Adams on his Twitter page. “Without Him,...