CPHS Football Preview: Sand Springs looking for payback at Bartlesville Homecoming

Junior defensive back Bryson Chase chases down Demetress Beavers in a game against Shawnee.

Junior defensive back Bryson Chase chases down Demetress Beavers in a game against Shawnee.

The Class 6A No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School varsity football team (2-3, 1-1) will play a crucial district toss-up game Friday at No. 13 Bartlesville (0-5, 0-2). The game will kick off at 7:00 p.m. on Lyon Field. Bruin Homecoming festivities will be held at halftime.

The 7,200-seat Custer Stadium was built in 1952 and is located at 1700 Hillcrest Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74003 on the high school campus. Parking is located on the east side of Shawnee Avenue on the visitors’ side of the stadium. General Admission tickets are $7.00 or $5.00 for students.

Things to do in Bartlesville:

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road
Barlesville, OK 74003

Frank Phillips Historic Home
1107 South Cherokee Avenue
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Price Tower Arts Center
510 South Dewey Avenue
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Phillips Petroleum Company Museum
410 Keeler
Bartlesville, OK 74004

Bartlesville Union Depot
201 South Keeler Avenue
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Bartlesville Area History Museum
401 South Johnstone Avenue
City Center Building - Floor 5
Bartlesville, OK 74003

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 3-7 season but prior to that was riding a program-best six straight years of playoff appearances. They are 65-70 (.481) under thirteenth-year Head Coach Dustin Kinard. The Sandites own one gold ball, from 1966, and made their last State Finals appearance in 2015.

Bartlesville went 4-6 last season under first-year Head Coach Lee Blankenship, who turned over the program to former Defensive Coordinator Jason Sport shortly after the season concluded. Their last winning record and playoff appearance came in 2015. They have never won a State title.

Bartlesville has had three high schools with four names in the town’s history. Sand Springs and Central High went 3-3 before Central was split into College High and Sooner High. Sooner High School led the Sandites 6-2 before it was consolidated with College High. College High led the Sandites 10-4 before being renamed Bartlesville High School in 1982. Since Bartlesville schools were reunified they lead the series 20-15.

15-20 vs. Bartlesville High
2018: Bartlesville 29-27 (H)
2017: Sand Springs 55-13 (H)
2016: Sand Springs 47-28 (A)
2015: Bartlesville 24-7 (A)
2014: Sand Springs 28-27 (Homecoming)
2013: Bartlesville 40-27 (A)
2012: Sand Springs 27-25 (H)
2011: Sand Springs 34-0 (Homecoming)
2010: Bartlesville 48-16 (A)
2009: Bartlesville 45-14 (H)
2008: Sand Springs 52-24 (A)
2007: Bartlesville 27-26 (H)
2006: Bartlesville 24-14 (A)
2005: Sand Springs 22-3 (A)
2004: Sand Springs 28-18 (H)
2003: Bartlesville 35- (A)
2002: Bartlesville 34-7 (H)
2001: Sand Springs 13-8 (H)
2000: Sand Springs 21-0 (A)
1997: Sand Springs 31-0
1996: Bartlesville 20-16
1995: Sand Springs 28-12
1994: Sand Springs 27-7
1993: Sand Springs 28-6
1992: Bartlesville 40-33
1991: Bartlesville 21-0
1990: Bartlesville 7-0
1989: Bartlesville 23-20 OT
1988: Bartlesville 27-7
1987: Bartlesville 28-27 OT (Shared District Title)
1986: Bartlesville 20-6
1985: Sand Springs 35-15
1984: Bartlesville 17-6
1983: Bartlesville 24-21
1982: Bartlesville 14-0

4-10 vs. College High
1979: Sand Springs 8-0
1978: College 20-15
1975: College 21-0
1974: College 14-7
1973: Sand Springs 14-7
1972: College 43-15
1960: College 48-14
1959: College 16-6
1958: College 30-0
1957: College 19-0
1956: Sand Springs 6-0
1955: College 19-0
1954: College 28-6
1953: Sand Springs 13-7

2-6 vs. Sooner High
1977: Sand Springs 21-0
1976: Sooner 6-0
1975: Sooner 28-6
1974: Sooner 28-9
1973: Sand Springs 34-22 (Sooner)
1972: Sooner 41-7
1971: Sooner 21-6
1970: Sooner 29-0

3-3 vs. Central High
1930: Central 20-6
1929: Sand Springs 12-0
1922: Central 6-0
1921: Sand Springs 22-6
1920: Central 43-7
1919: Sand Springs 19-7

The Bruins rallied from a 20-7 deficit to spoil the Sandites’ homecoming last season. Sand Springs took a 13-0 lead with a 37-yard run from Joel Mackey and a 38-yard pass from Caden Pennington to Daren Hawkins. Pennington hit Hawkins again from 34-yards to make it 20-7 and were up 20-13 at the half.

Bartlesville took a 23-20 lead, Pennington hit Braden Foster from 19 yards out with 3:29 to play, then Ben Winters ran in a one-yarder for the win. Winters, who is a senior this year, was 16-22-221-0 in the game.

This Season

Sand Springs has wins of 35-0 against Putnam City (1-4) and 21-19 against Shawnee (1-4). Their losses are all to undefeated teams. 41-7 to Mansfield Summit (5-0), 50-20 to Greenwood (5-0), and 54-6 to Muskogee (5-0). The Sandites own the No. 11 offense, No. 13 defense, and No. 12 margin of victory.

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The Sandites average 3 points in the first period, 6 in the second and third periods, and 4 points in the fourth. The offense averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt, 9.9 yards per completion, 3.4 yards per carry, and 4.3 yards per play. They convert on 36% of third down attempts and 57% of fourth downs. They score on 24% of possessions and 55% of red zone penetrations, and are 0-for-2 on two-point plays.

The Sandite Defense has held its foes to 7.0 yards per pass, 12.2 yards per completion, 4.3 yards per carry, and 5.6 yards per play. They have prevented scores on 58% of their opponents’ possessions and 25% of red zone penetrations. They stop 53% of third downs attempts and 67% of fourth downs. Their opponents are 1-of-3 on two-point conversions.

It has been 33 games since the Sandite defense scored a touchdown. After five games they already have four interceptions, against only two in all of last season. They are currently on track to match last season’s fumble recoveries, and are still looking for their first blocked kick.

Sand Springs has struggled with penalties on all three sides of the ball. The offense is averaging 4 penalties for 32 yards, defense is 4-54, and special teams are 2-27 for over 100 yards per game. The defense has given up thirteen first-downs this season on penalties.

The Sandites have averaged a solid 17.3 yards per kick return but have only one punt return this season for 8 yards. They have struggled in kick coverage, giving up 24.8 yards per kick return and 28.3 yards per punt return.

Average Sandite Box Score
Points: CPHS 18, Opponents 33.
First Downs: CPHS 14, Opp 16.
Fumbles/Lost: CPHS 2/1, Opp 2/1.
Penalties: CPHS 10-106, Opp 11-99.
C-A-Y-I: CPHS 15-28-149-0, Opp 15-26-183-1.
Rushing: CPHS 33-113, Opp 32-137.
Offense: CPHS 61-262, Opp 57-320.

Bartlesville is still looking for its first win this season, but has had a few solid outings. They fell 40-28 to Claremore (2-3), 49-24 to Del City (4-1), 28-0 to Booker T. Washington (2-3), and went to overtime in a 20-17 loss to Collinsville (4-1),. Last week they went down in a 55-40 shootout with Sapulpa (4-1). They own the No. 8 offense, No. 14 defense, and No. 13 margin of victory.

Players to Watch

Sand Springs

#9 Ty Pennington, sophomore QB, 61-118-622-0, 8TD passing.

#6 Keaton Campbell, sophomore QB/WR, 22-237, 2TD receiving, 1-8 punt return, 6-121 kick return.

#3 Jacob Snodgrass, senior WR/DB, 21-225, 3TD receiving, 5-29, 2TD rushing, 5-92 kick return.

#1 Daren Hawkins, junior WR/DB, 5-42, 1TD receiving.

#10 Blake Jones, sophomore RB/WR, 3-38 receiving, 57-290, 1TD rushing, 1-11 kick return.

#46 Zach Heinen, junior kicker, 11/11 PAT, Punt Avg 29.3, Kick Avg 40.4.

#15 Jerret Haley, senior DB, 33 solo tackles, 46 total tackles, 2-50 interceptions, 3 pass breakups.

#48 Brooks Dudley, sophomore LB/FB, 11 solo tackles, 23 total tackles, 3-5 tackles for loss, 1 pass breakup, 1 fumble recovery.

#56 Lane Webster, junior OL/DL, 18 total tackles, 7-45 tackles for loss, 4-34 sacks.

#43 Ethan Sartin, senior LB/FB, 15 tackles, 1-1 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 pass breakup.

#12 Bryson Chase, junior DB, 8 tackles, 1 interception, 4 pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery.

Bartlesville

#10 Ben Winters, senior QB, 55-118-892-7, 7TD passing.

#4 Shane Simpson, senior WR, 25-585, 3TD receiving.

#27 Caleb Perry, junior WR, 10-174, 2TD receiving.

#36 Laken Clowdus, senior RB, 83-565, 6TD rushing.

#13 Dylan McCoy, junior kicker, was 5-of-6 kicking PATs against Sapulpa.

Sandite Resume under Coach Kinard (2007-2019)

Record: 65-70 (with three forfeited wins).
District Record: 42-42 (with one forfeited win).
Playoff Record: 4-7.
Home Record: 34-28.
Best Record: 8-3 (2012), went 7-5 in 2015 with two forfeited wins and one game canceled with an 18-7 Sandite lead due to weather. Sand Springs made the State Finals that season.
Worst Record: 1-9 (2010).
Highway 97 Rivalry Record: 9-3.
Best Offense: 38.8 PPG (2008).
Worst Offense: 22.4 PPG (2010)
Best Defense: 14.3 PPG (2015).
Worst Defense: 36.2 PPG (2010).
Shutouts: 5.
Biggest Win: 63-6 vs. Nathan Hale (9/5/2014).
Biggest Loss: 63-6 vs. Union (10/17/2013).