Oklahoma High School Football Rankings: Class 6A-II Week Three

  1. Bixby (2-0, Last week No. 1).

    • The defending 6A-2 State Champions are coming off a bye week and riding a 14-game win streak. They won their last game 57-7 against the 6A-I Runners Up from Jenks (1-2). Mason Williams was 15-17-289 passing with four touchdowns, Braylin Presley was 9-108 rushing for four touchdowns, and Brennan Presley was 4-144 with two touchdown receptions and two pick sixes.

    • The Spartans will travel to Putnam City (0-2), who they defeated 64-0 last year.

  2. Stillwater (2-0, Last week No. 2).

    • The Pioneers rolled over Norman North (0-2) 55-14 in their home opener. With both offense and defense ranked in the top 3 in the division, Stillwater took a 41-0 halftime lead before easing up on the Timberwolves. Gunnar Gundy passed 15-22-295 for four touchdowns and Qwontrel Walker carried 19-173 for three scores.

    • Stillwater will travel to Southmoore (0-2) Thursday at 7:00 p.m. They beat the Sabercats 49-15 last season. Southmoore is coming off a 46-7 rivalry loss to Westmoore.

  3. Lawton (2-0, Last week No. 5).

    • Lawton prevailed 36-21 against their crosstown rivals from MacArthur (1-1) Friday, shutting out the Highlanders 13-0 in the second half.

    • The Wolverines will take on another rival Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Eisenhower (0-2). They beat the Eagles 42-13 last season. Ike is coming off a 50-25 loss to Choctaw.

  4. Booker T. Washington (1-2, Last week No. 3).

    • The Hornets fell 17-6 to Bentonville (3-0).

    • Washington will take a bye week before traveling to Bartlesville (0-2) to start district action. They throttled the Bruins 43-6 last season.

  5. Del City (1-1, Last week No. 4).

    • Del City fell 49-19 to the defending 5A State Champs from Carl Albert (2-0), despite totaling nearly 250 more yards than the Titans, due to four crippling turnovers and 118 penalty yards.

    • The Eagles will host Bartlesville (0-2) next week. They beat the Bruins 33-7 last season.

  6. Muskogee (2-0, Last week No. 6).

    • The Roughers eked out a 19-12 come-from-behind road win in Midwest City (0-3). The Bombers led 12-0 after the first quarter, but were shut out after that. Ty Williams was 6-12-74 passing and 16-110 rushing for one touchdown, and Jimmie Coleman carried 21-93 for two scores.

    • Muskogee will host Putnam City West (0-2) Friday at 7:00 p.m. in their home opener. They beat the Patriots 34-29 last year.

  7. Sapulpa (2-0, Last week No. 8).

    • The Chieftains doubled down on Claremore (1-1), winning 49-24 after initially falling behind 17-7. Eli Williams carried for 244 yards and four touchdowns and was 5-10-61 passing. Marcus Esparza was 18-137 with two scores. Ja Mario Jones scored on a 50-yard interception return to put the defense on the board.

    • The Chieftains will host East Central (1-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. in their home debut. The Cardinals are coming off a 7-0 win in Stilwell (0-2). Sapulpa won last year’s meeting 49-12.

  8. Choctaw (2-0, Last week No. 9).

    • The Yellowjackets pounded Lawton Eisenhower (0-2) 50-25, leading 50-7 after the first half. Thad Williams threw five touchdowns in the dominant win.

    • Choctaw will face one of its toughest foes of the season Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they host a Putnam North (2-0) team that outscored its first two opponents 118-7.

  9. Midwest City (0-3, Last week No. 7).

    • The Bombers are 0-3 for the first time since 2012 after a 19-12 loss to Muskogee. Xavier Jackson was 2-6-100 with one passing TD. Bradley Langford also passed for a touchdown.

    • Midwest City will take a bye week to prepare for a district road game against Lawton (2-0). They beat the Wolverines 56-45 last year.

  10. Edmond Deer Creek (1-1, Last week No. 10).

    • The Antlers got a big win under their belts to start the season, 45-14 against Southmoore (0-1), but were rolled over 49-7 by Norman (2-0). Tyler Travis was held to 17-86 rushing after a 200-yard performance against Southmoore. Elijah Allen ran in the only score.

    • Deer Creek will travel to Edmond Memorial (0-2) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Bulldogs 34-13 last year.

  11. Sand Springs (1-1, Last week No. 12).

    • Ty Pennington was 13-21-184-0 with four touchdowns Friday in a 35-0 rout of Putnam City (0-2) for the Sandites’ first shutout in four years. The Sandite defense held Putnam to only 80 offensive yards.

    • Sand Springs will take on a whole different beast Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they host the back-to-back Arkansas 6A State Champions from Greenwood (2-0).

  12. Ponca City (2-0, Last week No. 15).

    • The Wildcats are 2-0 for the first time since 2005 after a 17-7 win over Guthrie (1-2). Sam McKinney scored two touchdowns and Spencer Ball kicked his third field goal of the season.

    • Ponca will travel to Collinsville (1-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They were shutout 28-0 by the Cardinals last year.

  13. Shawnee (1-1, Last week No. 13).

    • Shawnee recovered from a 49-21 loss to Choctaw by winning 33-23 over Guthrie (1-1), then took a bye week.

    • They will host Carl Albert (2-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Titans won 47-7 last year.

  14. Bartlesville (0-2, Last week No. 11).

    • The Bruins are still looking for their first win after falling 20-17 to Collinsville (1-1) in overtime. Bartlesville led 14-7 late in the fourth, but Ben Winters threw a pick-six to tie it. They gave up three fumbles and two interceptions.

    • Bartlesville will get its first big test Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they travel to Del City (1-1). They fell 33-7 to the Eagles last year.

  15. Putnam City West (0-2, Last week No. 14).

    • The Patriots lost their eighth-straight game 68-7 to Putnam North (2-0) and will travel to Muskogee Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  16. Putnam City (0-2, Last week No. 16).

    • The Pirates lost their thirteenth-straight game 35-0 to Sand Springs and still haven’t scored this season. Tyrece Romesberg was 3-10-30-1 passing and the offense was held to 80 yards on 49 plays.

    • Putnam will have a far tougher time when they host Bixby (2-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m., who defeated them 64-0 last year.

Top Offenses (Avg. Score)
67.0 Bixby
49.5 Choctaw
48.5 Stillwater
46.0 Lawton
35.0 Sapulpa
31.0 Muskogee
27.0 Shawnee
26.0 Deer Creek
22.5 Bartlesville
21.0 Putnam West
21.0 Sand Springs
19.5 Del City
13.0 Booker T. Washington
11.5 Ponca City
11.0 Midwest City
0.0 Putnam City

Top Defenses
5.0 Ponca City
9.5 Muskogee
10.5 Stillwater
16.7 Booker T. Washington
18.5 Sapulpa
20.5 Sand Springs
21.0 Lawton
23.0 Choctaw
25.5 Bixby
30.0 Bartlesville
31.5 Deer Creek
33.0 Del City
34.7 Midwest City
36.0 Shawnee
42.5 Putnam City
63.5 Putnam West

Average Margin of Victory
41.5 Bixby
38.0 Stillwater
26.5 Choctaw
25.0 Lawton
21.5 Muskogee
16.5 Sapulpa
6.5 Ponca City
0.5 Sand Springs
-3.7 Booker T. Washington
-5.5 Deer Creek
-7.5 Bartlesville
-9.0 Shawnee
-13.5 Del City
-32.0 Midwest City
-42.5 Putnam West
-42.5 Putnam City

Oklahoma High School Football Rankings: Class 6A-II Week Two

  1. Bixby (2-0).

    • The defending 6A-2 State Champions won their 14th straight game, 57-7 against the 6A-I Runners Up from Jenks (1-1). Mason Williams was 15-17-289 passing with four touchdowns, Braylin Presley was 9-108 rushing for four touchdowns, and Brennan Presley was 4-144 with two touchdown receptions and two pick sixes.

    • The Spartans will take a bye week before traveling to Putnam City (0-2), who they defeated 64-0 last year.

  2. Stillwater (1-0).

    • Coming off a 12-1 season that ended in the State Finals, last year’s top offense is led by returning star quarterback Gunnar Gundy. The Pioneers rolled over Edmond Memorial (0-1) in their season opener, 42-7, thanks to a 25-193 three touchdown rushing performance by Qwontrel Walker.

    • Stillwater will host Norman North (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They beat the Timberwolves 44-21 last season.

  3. Booker T. Washington (1-1).

    • Last year the Hornets beat Bishop Kelley 24-14 and went on to a solid 8-4 season and semifinals appearance. This past weekend they won 33-14 against the Comets (0-1), so fans can take that extra touchdown as a good omen. Gentry Williams passed for 288 yards and scored all five touchdowns.

    • Washington will host Bentonville (2-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  4. Del City (1-0).

    • Del City was solid in its move-up to 6A last season, going 7-4 and qualifying for the playoffs. They prevailed 20-17 against Bishop McGuinness (0-1) in their season opener.

    • The Eagles will have a far tougher opponent Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they travel to Carl Albert (1-0). The Titans won a 32-31 overtime shootout last season.

  5. Lawton (1-0).

    • Lawton had an easy 56-21 win against Burkburnett (1-1) Friday.

    • The Wolverines will take on their cross-town rivals from MacArthur (1-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Highlanders 41-32 last season.

  6. Muskogee (1-0).

    • The Roughers had their way with McAlester (0-1) in a lopsided 43-7 season opener. Ty Williams was 10-17-175-1 for two touchdowns. Coleman carried 19 times for 159 yards and a score. They also had two defensive scores.

    • Muskogee will travel to Midwest City Friday at 7:00 p.m. They lost 16-14 last year.

  7. Midwest City (0-2).

    • The Bombers struggled to get their offense going for the second straight week, suffering a 31-0 shutout at the hands of their biggest rivals, the defending 5A Champs from Carl Albert (1-0).

    • Midwest City will host Muskogee Friday at 7:00 p.m. They edged out the Roughers 16-14 last season.

  8. Sapulpa (1-0).

    • The Chieftains won 21-13 against Edison (0-1) and will travel to Claremore (1-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Zebras 27-7 last year. Elijah Williams was 10-15-149-0 passing and 15-97 rushing against the Eagles.

  9. Choctaw (1-0).

    • The Yellowjackets missed the playoffs last year with a 4-6 record but started the new season strong with a 49-21 win over Shawnee. Choctaw led 28-0 by halftime and used an onside kick to score twice before the Wolves’ Offense ever took the field. Thad Williams was 14-26-287 with two touchdowns.

    • Choctaw will travel to Lawton Eisenhower (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They beat Ike 35-14 last year.

  10. Edmond Deer Creek (1-0).

    • The Antlers got a big win under their belts to start the season, 45-14 against Southmoore (0-1). They struggled at quarterback with a 5-12-54-1 performance from Gavin Houska, but Tyler Travis made up for it on the ground, running 20 times for 269 yards and three touchdowns. They will host Norman Friday at 7:00 p.m. Norman won 43-14 last season.

  11. Bartlesville (0-1).

    • The Bruins went down 40-28 to Claremore (1-0) and will host Collinsville (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They fell 34-27 to the Cardinals last season.

  12. Sand Springs (0-1).

    • The Sandites went 3-7 last season after six-straight years of playoff berths. They have yet to name QB1 for the season, and fell 41-7 at Mansfield Summit. They will host Putnam City (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  13. Shawnee (1-1).

    • Shawnee recovered from a 49-21 loss to Choctaw by winning 33-23 over Guthrie (1-1).

    • The Wolves will take a bye week.

  14. Putnam City West (0-1).

    • The Patriots won only one game last season. They fell 59-35 to Duncan and will host cross-town rivals Putnam North (1-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  15. Ponca City (1-0).

    • The Wildcats snapped a fifteen-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over Enid (0-2) thanks to a pair of field goals from Spencer Ball. The Wildcats will host Guthrie (1-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Bluejays won 28-14 last year.

  16. Putnam City (0-1).

    • The Pirates went 0-10 last year and averaged only 5 points per game. They were shut out 50-0 by Putnam North (1-0) last week and will travel to Sand Springs (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Sandites won 45-24 last year.

Top Offenses (Avg. Score)
67.0 Bixby
56.0 Lawton
49.0 Choctaw
45.0 Deer Creek
43.0 Muskogee
42.0 Stillwater
35.0 Putnam West
28.0 Bartlesville
27.0 Shawnee
21.0 Sapulpa
20.0 Del City
16.5 Booker T. Washington
10.5 Midwest City
7.0 Sand Springs
6.0 Ponca City
0.0 Putnam City

Top Defenses
3.0 Ponca City
7.0 Stillwater
7.0 Muskogee
13.0 Sapulpa
14.0 Deer Creek
16.5 Booker T. Washington
17.0 Del City
21.0 Lawton
21.0 Choctaw
25.5 Bixby
36.0 Shawnee
40.0 Bartlesville
41.0 Sand Springs
42.5 Midwest City
50.0 Putnam City
59.0 Putnam West

Average Margin of Victory
41.5 Bixby
36.0 Muskogee
35.0 Stillwater
35.0 Lawton
31.0 Deer Creek
28.0 Choctaw
8.0 Sapulpa
3.0 Del City
3.0 Ponca City
0.0 Booker T. Washington
-9.0 Shawnee
-12.0 Bartlesville
-24.0 Putnam West
-32.0 Midwest City
-34.0 Sand Springs
-50.0 Putnam City

Oklahoma High School Football Rankings: Class 6A-II Week One

  1. Bixby (1-0).

    • The defending State Champions went 12-1 last season for their fourth title in the past five years and are riding a thirteen-game win streak after a Week Zero 77-44 shootout at Mansfield Timberview. The Spartans won three fumbles and an interception for a 49-26 first-half lead. Mason Williams threw eight touchdowns with six to Brennan Presley, and totaled 435 yards passing.

    • Bixby will travel to Jenks (1-0) Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Last year they were defeated 28-14 by the Trojans.

  2. Stillwater (0-0).

    • Coming off a 12-1 season that ended in the State Finals, last year’s top offense is led by returning star quarterback Gunnar Gundy who passed for 2,420 yards and 25 touchdowns with only five interceptions.

    • Stillwater will travel to Edmond Memorial (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They rolled over the Bulldogs 61-18 last season.

  3. Midwest City (0-1).

    • The Bombers went 9-3 last year and were riding a six-game win streak before falling to Bixby in the semifinals. They took an early lead in their Week Zero matchup with Bentonville but were left in the dust after the second quarter, falling 54-21.

    • Midwest City will host their cross-town rivals, the defending 5A Champs from Carl Albert (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  4. Booker T. Washington (0-1).

    • As a freshman Gentry Williams took his team to an 8-4 record and a six-game win streak before falling to Stillwater in last season’s semifinals. In Week Zero they were shutout for the first time in three years, 19-0 by North Little Rock and held to only 100 yards of offense.

    • The Hornets will travel to Bishop Kelley (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They topped the Comets 24-14 last season.

  5. Del City (0-0).

    • Del City was solid in its move-up to 6A last season, going 7-4 and qualifying for the playoffs.

    • The Eagles will host Bishop McGuinness (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They rolled the Irish 47-7 last year.

  6. Lawton (0-0).

    • The Wolverines went 6-5 last season with the third-best offense in the division, but gave up more than 30 points a game.

    • Lawton will travel to Burkburnett, Texas (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  7. Sapulpa (0-0).

    • The Chieftains earned their first winning record since 2013, going 7-4 last year behind Texas Christian University-commit Eli Williams who had 1200 yards passing and 900 on the ground.

    • Sapulpa will travel to Edison Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Eagles 34-13 last year.

  8. Muskogee (0-0).

    • The Roughers went 6-5 last season and had a top ten offense, but gave up as many points as they scored.

    • Muskogee will travel to McAlester Friday at 7:00 p.m. They beat the Buffalo 35-14 last year.

  9. Choctaw-Nicoma (1-0).

    • The Yellowjackets missed the playoffs last year with a 4-6 record but started the new season strong with a 49-21 win over Shawnee. Choctaw led 28-0 by halftime and used an onside kick to score twice before the Wolves’ Offense ever took the field. Thad Williams was 14-26-287 with two touchdowns.

    • Choctaw will take a bye week before traveling to Lawton Eisenhower.

  10. Bartlesville (0-0).

    • The Bruins went 4-6 last year and are rebuilding under their fourth head coach in as many years. Senior Ben Winters passed for 1500 yards last season.

    • Bartlesville will host Claremore Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Zebras 21-14 last season.

  11. Edmond Deer Creek (0-0).

    • The Antlers went 4-6 last year and are still looking for their first winning record in 6A. They will host Southmoore Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Sabercats won that game 27-10.

  12. Sand Springs (0-1).

    • The Sandites went 3-7 last season after six-straight years of playoff berths. They have yet to name QB1 for the season, and fell 41-7 at Mansfield Summit.

    • Sand Springs will take a bye before hosting Putnam City.

  13. Shawnee (0-1).

    • Shawnee went 2-8 in their first season of 6A-II. In Week Zero they fell 49-21 to Choctaw and were held to only 56 rushing yards. Dre Evans passed 17-33-172-3.

    • The Wolves will host Guthrie (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Blue Jays won last year’s game 42-7.

  14. Putnam City West (0-0).

    • The Patriots won only one game last season. They will travel to Duncan Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Demons won 31-7 last year.

  15. Ponca City (0-0).

    • The Wildcats are riding a fifteen-game losing streak and haven’t had a winning season since 2005. Scott Harmon is in his second year at the helm.

    • Ponca will travel to Enid (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m.. The Plainsmen beat Ponca 20-13 last year.

  16. Putnam City (0-0).

    • The Pirates went 0-10 last year and averaged only 5 points per game. They will play their cross-town rivals from Putnam North Friday at 7:00 p.m. North won a 33-0 shutout last season.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites win eighth-straight, sweep Bartlesville 3-0

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (9-6, 2-1) picked up their eighth-straight win Tuesday evening on the road with a 3-0 sweep of Bartlesville (0-7, 0-3) in Frontier Valley Conference action. The Sandites defeated the Bruins 25-18, 25-15, and 25-14.

Bartlesville only led once in the first set after a Hannah Lindsly ace at 2-1, but Sand Springs won the next nine rallies with three kills from Madison Burris. The Bruins cut that deficit to 14-11 with a kill from Lydia Knollmeyer, but the visitors finished strong with three kills and an ace from Devree Youngblood.

Game two was very similar to the first set, with the Sandites riding a nine-point streak to a 10-3 lead. Youngblood scored six kills in that set.

Mia Otten scored the first kill of the third game, and that was the only time the Bruins led. Cloe Campfield tied it and served an ace for the lead, and the Sandites never looked back. A pair of errors tied it at 5-5, but Sand Springs won the next nine points and five of the final six rallies.

Youngblood led all scorers with fifteen kills and two aces. Raylynn Mong notched seventeen assists, and Campfield had a team-high ten digs. Brooke Bluhm led the Bruins with five kills.

Bartlesville will return to action Thursday in a non-conference bout with Edison Prep (2-4). Sand Springs will also take a break from conference play when they travel to Lincoln Christian (5-4) Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

CPHS 3 BHS 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-14)
Kills: CPHS 38, BHS 23.
Blocks: CPHS 2, BHS 1.
Aces: CPHS 7, BHS 4.
Service Errors: CPHS 3, BHS 4.
Total Errors: CPHS 19, BHS 28.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 15, Campfield 7, Burris 6, Wyrick 5, Smith 3, Harris 2.
Assists: Mong 17, Burris 11, Blaylock 3, Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Campfield 2, Wyrick 2.
Digs: Campfield 10, Blaylock 7, Mong 7, Youngblood 6, Burris 1, Harris 1, Wyrick 1.
Aces: Campfield 2, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 2, Smith 1.
(Bartlesville Stats)
Kills: Bluhm 5, Knollmeyer 4, Hadrava 3, Wood 3, Otten 3, Hough 2, Erwin 1, Lindsly 1, #10 1.
Aces: Knollmeyer 1, Lindsly 1, Wood 1, Ahlert 1.
Assisted Blocks: Hadrava 1, Hough 1.

Frontier Valley Conference standings
3-0 Broken Arrow (13-1)
3-0 Jenks (7-2)
2-1 Owasso (6-3)
2-1 Sand Springs (9-6)
1-2 Union (2-9)
1-2 Bixby (1-9)
1-2 Booker T. Washington (7-6)
1-2 Sapulpa (4-4)
1-2 Muskogee (3-4)
0-3 Bartlesville (0-7)


CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Bartlesville 19-0, biggest win in five years

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The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (3-0, 1-0) walked away with their biggest win in five seasons Thursday afternoon, pummeling Bartlesville 19-0 in a non-district tune up before their weekend tournament.

The Sandites recorded fifteen hits, including home runs from Sabrina Usher and Makenna Skaggs. Usher, a Rogers State University-committed senior, marked her second-straight four-for-four performance at the plate with four runs and six RBI. She has hit home runs in two straight games, and hit for the cycle against Ponca City on Tuesday.

Usher kicked off the day with a two-RBI double in the first inning, then scored on an error. Skaggs hit a two-run homer for a 5-0 lead to end the inning. Usher’s homer was the lone run of the second.

Sand Springs stranded two in the third, but Usher got them back on track in the fourth with an RBI single. Things quickly began to fall apart for the Bruins, who walked seven and gave up eight hits in the inning. Felicity Horn, Madison Lee, Usher, Lauren Hammock, Avery Tanner, Jolee McNally, Drew Hawkins, Rachel Jones, Jaden Jordan, and Jordyn Pearson all scored in the thirteen-run inning.

Mackenzie Bechtold (1-0, 5-0) picked up her first win of the season, throwing one hit, two strikeouts, and two walks. Sydney Price took the loss for Bartlesville with five hits, two strikeouts, and one walk.

Bartlesville (0-3, 0-2) will return to district action Friday at 4:30 p.m. with a double header against Choctaw (3-0, 3-0). Sand Springs will compete in the Broken Arrow Tournament Friday. They will play Tahlequah (1-1) at 10:00 a.m. on Field 3, Westmoore (1-0) at 11:00 a.m. on Field 4, and Hilldale (0-0) at 5:00 p.m. on Field 4 in Arrowhead Park.

CPHS Track: Aden Baughman wins Frontier Valley Conference Championship

The Charles Page High School boys’ track and field team took eighth place at the Frontier Valley Conference Championship Thursday at Union with one individual champion.

U.S. Air Force-signee Aden Baughman won his second conference title and seventh gold medal of the season with a 2:00.99 finish in the 800-meter run.

Mitchell Mefford placed second in discus with a distance of 143’02.5”, less than two feet behind the champion. Joel Mackey placed third in the 100-meter dash in 11.11 seconds and fourth in the 200 in 22.7. Titus Wright set a PR of 1:02.91 in the 400.

The boys' relay teams placed fifth in the 4x100, fifth in the 4x400, and sixth in the 4x800.

The Lady Sandites placed tenth, but avoided going scoreless thanks to Mackenzie Rader.

Rader had a great day all around. She placed fifth in the 100 hurdles in 17.52 and set personal records in two other events with a high jump of 4’10” and a long jump of 15’10.5”. Jazmin Lopez had a PR long jump of 12’05.25” and a PR 800 run in 2:58.53.

The top three teams were the same in both men and women’s competition. Broken Arrow won both titles, Union came in runner-up, and Jenks placed third in both. Booker T. Washington placed fourth in men’s and seventh in women’s during their first season in the FVC.

Sand Springs will return to action Saturday, May 4th at the OSSAA 6A Regional Championship at Ponca City High School against Broken Arrow, Enid, Midwest City, Ponca City, Putnam City West, Shawnee, and Stillwater. Events are set to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Sandite Results
4x100 Relay - 5th Place - 44.54
4x400 Relay - 5th Place - 3:32.26
4x800 Relay - 6th Place - 8:55.67
110 Hurdles
10th - Matt Wilkerson - 18.49
12th - Alex Newport - 19.35
13th - Knox Goggins - 20.43
300 Hurdles
14th - Alex Newport - 46.99
17th - Knox Goggins - 54.03
18th - David Rigsby - 58.90
100 Dash
3rd - Joel Mackey - 11.11
12th - Joseph Mattison - 11.92
19th - Morgan Lockhart - 12.17
200 Dash
4th - Joel Mackey - 22.70
20th - Morgan Lockhart - 25.43
24th - Daren Hawkins - 27.30
400 Dash
20th - Dalton Wilcox - 59.91
21st - Titus Wright - 1:02.91
800 Run
1st - Aden Baughman - 2:00.99
1600 Run
8th - Jacob Smith - 4:48.95
16th - Danny Murray - 4:59.99
Long Jump
20th - Knox Goggins - 14’08.50”
21st - Justin Guynn - 13’03.00”
Shot Put
15th - Mitchell Mefford - 40’05.00”
Discus Throw
2nd - Mitchell Mefford - 143’02.50”
7th - Riley Magee - 131’09.00”

Male Champions
4x100 Relay - Broken Arrow - 41.77
4x200 Relay - Union - 1:26.70
4x400 Relay - Broken Arrow - 3:24.13
4x800 Relay - Bartlesville - 8:13.03
110 Hurdles - Luis Abad - 15.41
300 Hurdles - Henry Falls - 40.07
100 Dash - AJ Green - 10.83
200 Dash - AJ Green - 21.90
400 Dash - Gentry Williams - 47.91
800 Run - Aden Baughman - 2:00.99
1600 Run - Hudson Mazzei - 4:38.92
3200 Run - Andres Chapa - 10:13.72
High Jump - Jack Jansen - 6’02.00”
Long Jump - Brennan Presley - 22’06.50”
Pole Vault - Brandon Hanoch - 15’03.00”
Shot Put - Hunter Wright - 52’06.00”
Discus Throw - Earnest Grayson - 145’01.00”

Male Team Scores
168.5 Broken Arrow
144.5 Union
95.0 Jenks
45.5 Booker T. Washington
44.5 Bartlesville
43.0 Bixby
42.5 Owasso
38.0 Sand Springs
21.0 Sapulpa
8.5 Muskogee

Lady Sandite Results
100 Hurdles
5th - Mackenzie Rader - 17.52
12th - Elizabeth Watts - 18.80
300 Hurdles
14th - Elizabeth Watts - 55.54
100 Dash
21st - Davina Green - 14.76
24th - Kristen Fields - 15.81
26th - Joselyn Schinnerer - 16.23
200 Dash
16th - Davina Green - 30.44
19th - Joselyn Shinnerer - 33.93
21st - Kaitlyn Converse - 34.97
400 Dash
15th - Wanageeska Williams - 1:12.16
800 Run
14th - Jazmin Lopez - 2:58.53
3200 Run
17th - Erika Baker - 14:30.00
High Jump
8th - Mackenzie Rader - 4’10.00”
Long Jump
10th - Mackenzie Rader - 15’10.50”
22nd - Jazmin Lopez - 12’05.25”
Discus Throw
13th - Ayden Meade - 83’00.00”

Female Champions
4x100 Relay - Broken Arrow - 49.14
4x200 Relay - Broken Arrow - 1:43.72
4x400 Relay - Broken Arrow - 4:03.89
4x800 Relay - Broken Arrow - 9:39.26
100 Hurdles - Danielle Shaw - 16.82
300 Hurdles - Brianna Hays - 47.13
100 Dash - Mikah Ferrying - 13.13
200 Dash - Danielle Shaw - 26.81
400 Dash - Kanisius Harding - 58.65
800 Run - Brianna Hays - 2:18.90
1600 Run - Avery Mazzei - 5:21.68
3200 Run - Avery Mazzei - 11:22.00
High Jump - Takyla Pitts - 5’00.00”
Long Jump - Takyla Pitts - 17’05.50”
Pole Vault - Sedona Emde - 10’09.00”
Shot Put - Dymon Murdock - 38’07.00”
Discus Throw - Bailey Tilley - 124’08.00”

Female Team Scores
180.3 Broken Arrow
145.0 Union
123.3 Jenks
84.3 Owasso
32.0 Bartlesville
31.0 Bixby
28.0 Booker T. Washington
21.0 Sapulpa
4.0 Muskogee
2.0 Sand Springs

CPHS Track: Mitchell Mefford places second at John Jacobs Invitational

The Charles Page High School track and field teams recently competed at the University of Oklahoma’s John Jacobs Invitational. A loaded field with more than thirty schools caused the team scores to suffer, but several Sandites set personal records.

The boys placed 22nd out of 35 teams while the girls tied for last. Only top-six finishers earn team points, and only Mitchell Mefford accomplished the feat. Mefford placed second in discus with a personal-best distance of 150’05”.

Riley Magee set a personal record distance of 39’07” in shot put. Caleb James ran PRs of 11:15.49 in the 3200 and 5:21.67 in the 1600. Danny Murray also PRed in the 1600 in 4:59.50. Dalton Wilcox and Sam Smith ran PRs of 2:23.55 and 2:23.84, respectively, in the 800.

Daren Hawkins and Justis Meyers PRed in the 200 with times of 25.90 and 27.97. All three 100-meter runners set PRs. Morgan Lockhart finished in 11.73, Meyers in 12.74, and Hawkins in 12.78.

Joselyn Shinnerer and Kristen Fields set PRs in the 100-meter dash with times of 15.39 and 15.75, respectively. Erika Baker and Chezney Kelley set PRs in the 1600 run with times of 6:23.78 and 6:52.94, respectively.

Sandite Results
110 Hurdles
30th - Matt Wilkerson - 18.33
34th - Alex Newport - 19.86
35th - Knox Goggins - 20.33
300 Hurdles
38th - Alex Newport - 47.45
39th - Matt Wilkerson - 48.20
42nd - Knox Goggins - 52.53
100 Dash
29th - Morgan Lockhart - 11.73
43rd - Justis Meyers - 12.74
44th - Daren Hawkins - 12.78
200 Dash
40th - Morgan Lockhart - 25.25
42nd - Daren Hawkins - 25.90
44th - Justis Meyers - 27.97
400 Dash
36th - Titus Wright - 1:03.75
800 Run
46th - Dalton Wilcox - 2:23.55
47th - Sam Smith - 2:23.84
1600 Run
37th - Danny Murray - 4:59.50
42nd - Nelson Yazzie - 5:03.62
55th - Caleb James - 5:21.67
3200 Run
17th - Jacob Smith - 10:34.78
32nd - Caleb James - 11:15.49
43rd - Noah Hanlon - 11:46.84
Shot Put
17th - Riley Magee - 39’07.00”
27th - Mitchell Mefford - 35’06.25”
Discus Throw
2nd - Mitchell Mefford - 150’05.00”
17th - Riley Magee - 107’07.00”

Male Champions
4x100 Relay - Union - 41.55
4x200 Relay - Union - 1:28.02
4x400 Relay - Altus - 3:24.73
4x800 Relay - Weatherford - 8:04.38
110 Hurdles - Slater Ward - 14.79
300 Hurdles - Robert Wood - 38.12
100 Dash - JT McCloud - 10.47
200 Dash - JT McCloud - 21.09
400 Dash - Michael James - 50.03
800 Run - Blake McConkay - 1:58.16
1600 Run - Brady Carpenter - 4:31.88
3200 Run - Daniel Nickell - 9:48.98
High Jump - Tyler Dechant - 6’06.00”
Long Jump - Romeo Ingram - 22’04.50”
Pole Vault - Brandon Hanoch - 14’06.00”
Shot Put - Brandon Zamarripa - 52’02.25”
Discus Throw - Adrian Del Toro - 170’09.00”

Team Scores
94 Union
70 Broken Arrow
39 Altus
37 Del City
37 Norman North
35 Weatherford
31 Lawton
28 Putnam City
28 Edmond Santa Fe
26.5 Choctaw
21 Edmond Memorial
21 Yukon
20 Bartlesville
19 MacArthur
16 Owasso
14 Southmoore
14 Woodward
10 Hobart
10 Edmond North
10 Putnam West
8 Sand Springs
8 Noble
6 Stillwater
6 Westville
6 Westmoore
2 Casady
1.5 Atoka
0 Deer Creek
0 Graham-Dustin
0 Heritage Hall
0 Lincoln Christian
0 Putnam North
0 Santa Fe South
0 Shattuck

Lady Sandite Results
100 Hurdles
7th - Makenzie Rader - 17.30
22nd - Elizabeth Watts - 18.58
300 Hurdles
27th - Elizabeth Watts - 54.60
100 Dash
39th - Davina Green - 14.33
44th - Joselynn Schinnerer - 15.39
45th - Kristen Field - 15.75
200 Dash
41st - Davina Green - 30.34
43rd - Kaitlyn Converse - 33.09
400 Dash
33rd - Gigi Williams - 1:15.27
800 Run
43rd - Victoria Baker - 3:00.69
1600 Run
33rd - Erika Baker - 6:23.78
37th - Sara Abbet - 6:34.46
38th - Chezney Kelley - 6:52.94
3200 Run
18th - Erika Baker - 13:33.38
High Jump
10th - Makenzie Rader - 4’08.00”
Long Jump
18th - Makenzie Rader - 14’02.00”
Shot Put
28th - Ayden Meade - 24’09.00”
Discus Throw
17th - Ayden Meade - 76’01.00”

Female Champions
4x100 Relay - Broken Arrow - 49.08
4x200 Relay - Broken Arrow - 1:45.79
4x400 Relay - Broken Arrow - 3:57.18
4x800 Relay - Broken Arrow - 9:33.34
100 Hurdles - Shelbie Maddy - 15.70
300 Hurdles - Tahlor Brown - 44.76
100 Dash - Lyric Henry - 12.58
200 Dash - Jada Atkinson - 25.07
400 Dash - Levi Gladd - 57.47
800 Run - Daphne Matthews - 2:14.43
1600 Run - Maddie Medina - 5:09.03
3200 Run - Maddie Medina - 11:14.97
High Jump - Taylor Dozier - 5’04.00”
Long Jump - India Morgan - 18’01.00”
Pole Vault - Kyla Davis - 12’06.00”
Shot Put - Madison Collier - 42’4.75”
Discus Throw - Madison Collier - 145’01.00”

Team Scores
122.33 Broken Arrow
90.33 Edmond North
78 Southmoore
51.33 Putnam City
37 Del City
34 Weatherford
33.33 Union
28 Owasso
23.33 Choctaw
22 Heritage Hall
20 Hennessey
20 Lawton
14 Altus
12 Yukon
10 Lincoln Christian
10 Putnam West
8 Stillwater
8 Sulphur
6 Norman North
6 Edmond Santa Fe
4 Casady
4 Moore
3 Bartlesville
2.33 Westville
0 Deer Creek
0 MacAthur
0 Putnam North
0 Sand Springs

CPHS Volleyball: Lady Sandites sweep Booker T. Washington 3-0

While the halls of Charles Page High School may not be clamoring with students quite yet, school is officially in session for the varsity volleyball team. The Lady Sandites have been schooling their competition for the past week, sweeping Bartlesville (0-1) and Booker T. Washington (0-1) in straight sets to start the season 2-0.

CPHS 3 BTW 0
Set 1: 
CPHS 25-12
Set 2: CPHS 25-15
Set 3: CPHS 25-12

Kills: Mutiri 12, Campfield 3, Burris 1, Taylor 1, Wyrick 1.
Assists: Burris 8, MaKenzie Ward 8, Mong 1, Neely 1, Johnson 1.
Block Solo: Mutiri 1.
Block Assists: Burris 1, Mutiri 1.
Digs: MaKenzie Ward 4, Burris 3, Taylor 2, Madison Ward 2, Campfield 1, Mutiri 1, Mong 1.
Aces: Mutiri 2, Campfield 1, MaKenzie Ward 1, Madison Ward 1.

SEE RELATED: Lady Sandite Volleyball sweeps Bartlesville 3-0 in season opener

On Thursday the Sandites hosted their first match on the new Ed Dubie Field House floor and christened it by outscoring their opponents 75-39 over the three set match. 

The first set wasn't even close at 25-12. Cloe Campfield and Ohio State-commit Gloria Mutiri scored a pair of kills each, Mutiri added a pair of blocks, Vanessa Wyrick scored a kill, and Madison Ward served up an ace.

It took the Sandites a little while to find their rhythm in the second set, but once they did they were unstoppable. The game tied six times before Sand Springs took the lead once and for all. Mutiri scored a pair of kills with assists from Madison Burris, MaKenzie Ward served an ace, and Mutiri added another block to pull ahead to 16-12. The teams traded punches from there before Sand Springs won the last seven-straight rallies for the 25-15 victory.

In the third and final set the Sandites took a 13-1 lead before Cami Cole scored the first Hornet kill. Washington went on a five-point run from there with a pair of Sandite errors and a pair of aces from Laydyn Turner, but ultimately Sand Springs pulled ahead once again and secured another 25-12 victory capped by a kill from Cloe Campfield.

The Lady Sandites will travel to Union (1-0) next Monday at 6:00 p.m. in a Frontier Valley Conference match-up. Last year the Sandites came out on top of a competitive 3-2 victory with four of the five sets being decided by four points or less. Union started the season Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against Broken Arrow (0-1), defeating the Tigers 25-11, 25-23, and 25-11. 

Lady Sandite Volleyball sweeps Bartlesville 3-0 in season opener

CPHS 3 BHS 0
Set 1: 
CPHS 25-20
Set 2: CPHS 25-20
Set 3: CPHS 25-11

Kills: Mutiri 10, Bradshaw 3, Wyrick 3, Neely 1, Madison Ward 1.
Assists: MaKenzie Ward 10, Burris 3, Taylor 1, Mutiri 1.
Blocks solo: Mutiri 1.
Block assists: Mutiri 5, Wyrick 5, Neely 4, Cypert 2, Burris 1, Johnson 1.
Digs: Taylor 11, Madison Ward 7, Burris 4, Mutiri 2, Cypert 1, MaKenzie Ward 1, Wise 1. 
Aces: Taylor 2, Burris 1, Wyrick 1, MaKenzie Ward 1, Mutiri 1.

Click here to view the game's photo gallery.

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-0) kicked off the season with a bang Tuesday evening in Bartlesville, sweeping the Lady Bruins 3-0 in a Frontier Valley Conference matchup.

The first set was a back and forth affair, with neither team pulling ahead in the first half. The Bruins struck first with an ace, but followed it up with a service error. The game tied eleven times before the Sandites took the lead once and for all at 13-12 with an ace from Kylie Taylor. Sand Springs led by as much as 22-16 before the home team began to rally, but ultimately the visitors secured the win 25-20 with a kill from Vanessa Wyrick. 

Bartlesville took a quick 4-1 lead in the second set behind kills from Sarah Covell and LaRissa Johnson, but the Sandites didn't stay down for long. Gloria Mutiri scored on a set from Burris, Mackenzie Ward served an ace, and a two-touch error tied it up.

Covell took the lead back one last time, but Sand Springs surged ahead and never looked back. They led by as much as 24-16 and let the Bruins back in the game briefly before pulling out the 25-20 victory with a set from MaKenzie Ward and a kill from Mutiri.

The third set wasn't even close as the Lady Sandites jumped out to a 5-1 lead with a pair of kills from Mutiri and blocks from Mutiri and Wyrick. At one point the girls went on a seven-straight streak, ultimately prevailing 25-11.

Mutiri, a senior committed to Ohio State University, led all scorers with ten kills, six blocks, and an ace. Covell was the top hitter for Bartlesville with eight kills.

The Lady Sandites will host their first home game Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the Booker T. Washington Hornets. This will be the first game on the new court at the Ed Dubie Field House. 

Abigail McGehee and Dakota Mitchell place third at Bartlesville Invitational

The Charles Page High School varsity tennis teams recently competed at the Bartlesville Invitational. Both the Boys' and Girls' teams had solid outings with several impressive finishes. The Lady Sandites tied with Tahlequah for sixth place while Owasso brought home the gold. The boys took sixth outright with the host team winning overall.

Abigail McGehee took third place in Girls' #1 Singles, defeating Guthrie's Kiah Thomas and Owasso's Abbey Jordan. Dakota Mitchell took third place in Boys' #1 Singles with wins over Tahlequah's Dante Scavone and Muskogee's Aaron Adams.

Logan Bateman took fourth in Boys' #2 Singles with a victory against Hunter Swartzbaugh of Guthrie. Madison Englestead took fifth place in Girls' #2 Singles with wins over Guthrie's Lilli Goode and Muskogee's Emma Eaton.

Both the #1 and #2 Girls' Doubles teams took eighth place, as well as #1 Boys' Doubles. Dalten Fix and Caleb Bundy took sixth place in #2 Doubles with a victory over McAlester.

Frontier Valley Conference Men's Basketball Standings: Week Eleven

Kyle Keener scored 13 in a game against Jenks this week. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

Kyle Keener scored 13 in a game against Jenks this week. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The 2016-2017 boys' basketball season is far from over, but the Frontier Valley Conference is nearing the end of its competition as only three teams remain with a shot at the title. It's been an exciting year thus far with lots of parity and circular losses, living up to the FVC's reputation as one of the most competitive conferences in the state.

No. 1 Union (19-0 overall, 10-0 conference) is the clear favorite to win it all this season. The Redskins are the only undefeated team left in 6A, and one of only three undefeated teams in the state. In the past week they've defeated Sapulpa 79-61, Bixby 64-54, and Bartlesville 53-41. Mo Garcia scored 23  against the Chieftains, Ethan Chargois scored 23 against the Spartans, and the two scored 13 apiece against the Bruins.

The Redskins hold the No. 2 offense, No. 2 defense, and No. 1 margin of victory in the conference. All they need to do is win three out of four of their final games to clinch the title. They've already defeated Jenks 66-40, Broken Arrow 60-56, Bishop Kelley 65-42, and Owasso 62-39 thus far this season. 

No. 10 Broken Arrow (14-5, 8-2) has the closest shot of snatching the title from Union, but to do so they'll need to win out, and they'll need Union to lose three games. Or, if Union loses to Broken Arrow and one other team, the Tigers can win on point-differential if they top the Redskins by five points or more.

The Tigers are on a four-game win streak after topping Owasso 53-46, Muskogee 50-47, Bartlesville 49-48, and Bixby 65-46. Tony Hall scored 16 against the Rams, while Caleb Huffman led in the three games after that with 23 against the Roughers, 16 against the Bruins, and 14 against the Spartans.

Broken Arrow holds the No. 6 offense, No. 1 defense, and No. 2 margin of victory in the conference. Of their four remaining opponents, they've already defeated Sand Springs 55-54 and Bishop Kelley 44-41, but they fell 60-56 to Union and 59-57 to Sapulpa. 

No. 12 Sapulpa (12-4, 7-2) also has an outside shot at the title, and possibly a better shot than Broken Arrow. They're on a two-game winning streak, beating Owasso 77-73 and Jenks 54-52, after falling 79-61 to Union. Keenan Balance posted 28 against Union and Julian Smith did the same to Owasso.

With five games left, they're in the same boat as the Tigers. They need to win out, and they need Union to drop three. They currently hold the No. 1 offense, No. 9 defense, and No. 6 margin of victory in the conference. Of their remaining opponents, they've already defeated Bishop Kelley 60-50, and Broken Arrow 59-57. Their early season matchup at Bartlesville was rescheduled, so they'll finish the season with back-to-back games against the Bruins. They'll also need to avenge their 58-50 loss to Muskogee.

No. 8 Muskogee (12-5, 6-4) has fallen on hard times with three-straight losses and is officially out of the title picture. Something has happened to Muskogee's mojo and they've fallen 50-47 to Broken Arrow, who they had previously beaten, 56-52 to Bishop Kelley, and 74-64 to Owasso, who they had previously beaten. TyReece Berry posted 20 against the Tigers and 19 against the Comets, then Clarence Parks scored 21 against the Rams.

The Roughers still hold the No. 3 offense, No. 7 defense, and No. 3 margin of victory in the FVC. Of their remaining opponents, they've already beaten Bixby 65-63, Sapulpa 58-50, and Jenks 85-59. 

No. 17 Bartlesville (9-9, 4-5) picked up a a 56-45 win over Jenks last week, but fell 49-48 to Broken Arrow and 53-41 to Union this week. Barron Tanner led in all three games with 23, 17, and 25 points, respectively. 

The Bruins hold the No. 9 offense, No. 4 defense, and No. 7 margin of victory in the FVC. Of their remaining opponents they've already defeated Owasso 47-42, and Sand Springs 53-39 and 63-53. They'll need to avenge a 76-68 overtime loss to Bixby, and they'll finish with back-to-back games against Sapulpa, who they have yet to face this season. 

No. 15 Owasso (11-8, 4-6) split wins this past week, falling 77-73 to Sapulpa, but upsetting Muskogee 74-64. Jake Thompson posted 26 against the Chieftains, while Courtre Alexander led with 25 against the Roughers.

The Rams hold the No. 4 offense, No. 6 defense, and No. 4 margin of victory in the FVC. Of their remaining opponents, they've already defeated Jenks 66-52, but they'll need payback wins against the other three. They fell 47-42 to Bartlesville, 59-57 to Bishop Kelley, and 62-39 to Union.

Sand Springs (9-10, 3-7) has picked up back-to-back conference wins for the first time this season, topping Jenks 51-44 and Bishop Kelley 46-43. Colt Savage led in both games with 19 against the Trojans and 21 against the Comets. 

The Sandites hold the No. 5 offense, No. 5 defense, and No. 5 margin of victory in the conference. Of their remaining opponents, they've already defeated Bixby 76-61, but they'll need payback wins against Bartlesville and Broken Arrow. The Tigers trumped the Sandites 55-54, and the Bruins won 53-39 and 63-53.

Bixby (8-11, 3-7) is riding back-to-back losses after falling 64-54 to Union and 65-46 to Broken Arrow. Joey Homan scored 19 against the Redskins, while Will Fiser posted 20 against the Tigers.

The Spartans hold the No. 8 offense, No. 8 defense, and No. 9 margin of victory in the conference. Of their remaining opponents, they've already defeated Jenks 49-36 and Bartlesville 76-68, but they'll need payback wins against Muskogee and Sand Springs. The Roughers won 65-63 and the Sandites prevailed 76-71. 

5A No. 17 Bishop Kelley (7-11, 3-7) picked up a huge 56-52 upset of Muskogee, but fell 46-43 to Sand Springs. Alex Woodruff led in both games with 18 against the Roughers and 11 against the Sandites.

The Comets hold the No. 10 offense, No. 3 defense, and No. 8 margin of victory in the conference. Of their remaining opponents, they've already defeated Owasso 59-57, but they fell 60-50 to Sapulpa, 65-42 to Union, and 44-41 to Broken Arrow.

Jenks (3-13, 1-9) has had an off year, but still has the bones to finish on a strong note. This past week they fell 51-44 to Sand Springs and 54-52 to Sapulpa. Ananias Carson posted 12 against the Sandites.

The Trojans hold the No. 7 offense, No. 10 defense, and No. 10 margin of victory in the conference. Of their remaining opponents, they've fallen 66-40 to Union, 49-36 to Bixby, 66-52 to Owasso, and 85-59 to Muskogee. 

Remaining Conference Schedule

2/6 Muskogee @ Bixby
2/7 Sand Springs @ Broken Arrow
2/7 Bartlesville @ Owasso
2/7 Bishop Kelley @ Sapulpa
2/7 Jenks @ Union
2/10 Union @ Broken Arrow
2/10 Bartlesville @ Sand Springs
2/10 Jenks @ Bixby
2/10 Owasso @ Bishop Kelley
2/10 Sapulpa @ Muskogee
2/14 Sapulpa @ Broken Arrow
2/14 Bixby @ Bartlesville
2/14 Union @ Bishop Kelley
2/14 Owasso @ Jenks
2/17 Bishop Kelley @ Broken Arrow
2/17 Bartlesville @ Sapulpa
2/17 Sand Springs @ Bixby
2/17 Jenks @ Muskogee
2/17 Union @ Owasso
2/20 Sapulpa @ Bartlesville

Conference Strength:

  1. Central Oklahoma (48)
  2. Green Country (47.66)
  3. Big Ten (47.6)
  4. Frontier Valley (45.7)
  5. All-City (30.09)

FVC Leading Scorers
(points-per-game)

  1. Colt Savage (Sand Springs) 22.5
  2. Keenan Balance (Sapulpa) 21.3
  3. Ethan Chargois (Union) 18.8
  4. Brooks Haddock (Muskogee) 18.4
  5. Julian Smith (Sapulpa) 18.1
  6. TyReece Berry (Muskogee) 17.4
  7. Caleb Huffman (Broken Arrow) 16.9
  8. Josh Proctor (Owasso) 16.4
  9. Kyle Keener (Sand Springs) 15.8
  10. Barron Tanner (Bartlesville) 15.2

 

Frontier Valley Conference Men's Basketball Standings, Week Nine

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The 2016-2017 season is well under way and the Frontier Valley Conference is as competitive as ever. Eight out of ten FVC teams are ranked within their divisions and the Union Redskins are currently the undefeated unanimous pick as the No. 1 team in the state. They are also the only remaining team undefeated in conference play. The FVC is currently ranked third out of the five 6A conferences in overall strength.

No. 1 Union (12-0, 6-0) holds the best defense in the whole state, allowing only 48 points per game, on average. They have the third-ranked offense in the conference and win by an average of 15.8 points. In the last two weeks they have topped Bishop Kelley 65-42, Owasso 62-39, and Muskogee 78-42. SMU-commit Ethan Chargois scored 22 against both Kelley and Muskogee, but sat out Owasso with a hand injury. In that game Mo Garcia stepped up to lead the team with 20 points. 

No. 9 Muskogee (8-2, 5-1) holds the second-best offense in the conference and the fourth-highest margin of victory. In the last two weeks they have topped Sand Springs 47-42 and Jenks 85-59, but were just hammered 78-42 by Union in what was expected to be a somewhat close match. Brooks Haddock has been the consistent top dog this season and posted 27 against Jenks, but could only muster a team-best 12 against the Redskins. Tyreece Berry has been back in action since the new year and led the team with 18 against Sand Springs. 

No. 13 Sapulpa (7-2, 4-1) has the top-rated offense in the conference, averaging more than 68 points per game. Both of their conference games this year have been close ones, 59-57 over Broken Arrow and 72-68 over Sand Springs. Keenan Balance led the Chieftains to a come-from-behind victory over their archrivals from Sand Springs with 23 points, closely followed by Keenan Balance with 21. Balance also posted a team-best 20 points against Broken Arrow.

No. 11 Broken Arrow (8-4, 4-2) holds the second-best offense in the conference, third in the state, allowing only 49.1 points per game for the third-best margin of victory in the FVC. The Tigers have had a tough start to 2017, falling 59-57 to Sapulpa and only topping Jenks 46-38 in a game that saw the entire starting line benched by a frustrated head coach. Make no mistake, the powerhouse program is still a solid contender for the conference title if they can over come Muskogee next week. 

No. 19 Bartlesville (6-5, 3-2) is middle of the pack both offensively and defensively, but has still managed to come out on top more often than not. The Bruins fell 76-68 to Bixby in triple overtime last week and had their game against Sapulpa canceled due to weather, but got back in the win column Tuesday with a 64-57 victory over Bishop Kelley. Barron Tanner has been the top dog in both of the last two games, scoring 23 against Bixby and 28 against Kelley. 

5A No. 14 Bishop Kelley (4-6, 2-4) has done a good job keeping up with the 6A public school competitors, but dropped both of their last two conference games. The Comets hold the fourth-best defense in the FVC, but fell 65-42 to Union and 64-57 to Bartlesville. Ryan Gendron posted 18 against Bartlesville, closely followed by Alex Woodruff with 17. 

No. 16 Owasso (7-5, 2-4) got off to a rough start with four straight losses to start the season, but have been making a solid comeback since the new year. After topping 5A No. 6 East Central (8-5) and No. 8 Booker T. Washington (9-3) to sweep the Skiatook Invitational, the Rams returned to conference play with a bang. They defeated Jenks 66-52 and Bixby 62-50, but fell 62-39 to Union. Jake Thompson posted 10 against both Jenks and Union, with 15 against Bixby. Josh Proctor led the team with 16 against Jenks and 13 against Bixby. Courtre led against Bixby with 17 and also had 12 against Jenks. 

Bixby (5-7, 2-4) won a 76-68 triple-overtime shootout with Bartlesville, but fell 76-71 to Sand Springs and 62-50 to Owasso. Will Fiser scored 17 against Bartlesville, 22 against Sand Springs, and 11 against Owasso. 

No. 18 Sand Springs (6-6, 1-5) notched their first conference win with a 76-71 performance against Bixby, but fell 47-42 to Muskogee and 72-68 to Sapulpa after leading for most of the game. The Sandites have the fourth-best offense and third-best defense in the conference. Colt Savage posted 20 against Muskogee and Sapulpa and 34 against Bixby. Jacob Garbey had 21 against Bixby and Kyle Keener had 21 against Sapulpa. 

Jenks (1-9, 0-6) is still looking for their first conference win, despite a 21-point performance from Cole Surrett against Owasso and a 17-point performance from Eli Harris against Broken Arrow. The Trojans fell 66-52 to Owasso, 85-59 to Muskogee, and 46-38 to Broken Arrow. 

Conference Strength:

  1. Big Ten (51.5)
  2. Central Oklahoma (48)
  3. Frontier Valley (45.4)
  4. Green Country (43.1)
  5. All-City 32.09

FVC Leading Scorers (points-per-game)

  1. Colt Savage (Sand Springs) 21.2
  2. Brooks Haddock (Muskogee) 20.7
  3. Keenan Balance (Sapulpa) 19.9
  4. Eli Harris (Jenks) 19.7
  5. Caleb Huffman (Broken Arrow) 18.9
  6. Julian Smith (Sapulpa) 17.1
  7. Ethan Chargois (Union) 17.1
  8. Kyle Keener (Sand Springs) 16.6
  9. TyReece Berry (Muskogee) 16.3
  10. Josh Proctor (Owasso) 15.8

January conference schedule:
1/24 Union @ Sand Springs
1/24 Bartlesville @ Muskogee
1/24 Broken Arrow @ Owasso
1/24 Bixby @ Sapulpa
1/24 Bishop Kelley @ Jenks
1/27 Sapulpa @ Union
1/27 Muskogee @ Broken Arrow
1/27 Sand Springs @ Owasso
1/27 Jenks @ Bartlesville
1/27 Bishop Kelley @ Bixby
1/31 Bixby @ Union
1/31 Muskogee @ Bishop Kelley
1/31 Broken Arrow @ Bartlesville
1/31 Owasso @ Sapulpa
1/31 Sand Springs @ Jenks
 

Frontier Valley Conference Womens' Basketball Standings

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The 2016-2017 womens' basketball season is under way and the Frontier Valley Conference is as competitive as ever with seven out of ten teams being ranked in their divisions. Three of the FVC girls teams are in the top-ten of 6A and the Lady Sandites are leading the way with an undefeated record. 

The FVC is currently ranked second out of the five 6A conferences in strength of schedule, but with several cross-conference match-ups approaching in the next few weeks, they could slip ahead to first place. 

No. 3 Sand Springs (6-0, 3-0) is the only undefeated team remaining in the conference and they're one of only four teams to receive a first-place vote in the 6A rankings. The Lady Sandites have the best offense, best defense, and highest margin of victory in the conference. In addition to winning the Bishop Kelley Tournament, they also defeated Bartlesville 51-34, Bishop Kelley 71-36, and Broken Arrow 66-45. Five different players have led in scoring this season and three are averaging in double digits, led by Sydney Pennington with 13.5 points per game. They return to action after the new year when they compete at the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Tournament.

No. 9 Bartlesville (3-3, 2-1) holds the No. 6 offense, No. 3 defense, and No. 4 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 51-34 to Sand Springs, but beat Owasso 52-39 and Union 42-33. Owasso got payback, however, with a non-conference 39-33 win at the Bixby Tournament. Jena Williams has led in scoring for the last five games and is averaging 12.8 points. The Lady Bruins return to action after the new year when they play No. 18 Mustang (3-2) at the Skiatook Tournament.

No. 8 Owasso (4-2, 2-1) holds the No. 7 offense, No. 4 defense, and No. 5 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 52-39 to Bartlesville, but defeated Muskogee 49-39 and Bishop Kelley 48-32. They also got payback on the Lady Bruins with a 39-33 non-conference win at the Bixby Tournament. The Lady Rams have two players averaging in the double digits, with Terryn Milton leading the team with 13.3 points per game. They will return to action on the 28th at the prestigious Tournament of Champions with a first round game against 3A No. 1 Adair (6-0). 

No. 14 Union (4-2, 2-1) holds the No. 4 offense, No. 2 defense, and No. 2 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 42-33 to Bartlesville, but have won their last four games, including a 61-34 victory at Jenks and a 41-36 win over Broken Arrow. The Lady Redskins are led by Taylor Malham with 13.7 points per game. They will return to action after the new year when they take on unranked Putnam City North (3-4) in the first round of the Putnam City Invitational.

No. 15 Sapulpa (2-1, 2-1) holds the No. 2 offense, No. 8 defense, and No. 3 margin of victory in the conference. They defeated Jenks 56-45 and Muskogee 53-51, but fell 51-44 to Bishop Kelley. They are led by freshman Ray Osborn with 12.7 points per game and will return to action at the Sapulpa Holiday Classic when they take on No. 12 Midwest City (5-2) in the first round.

No. 16 Broken Arrow (2-2, 2-2) holds the No. 9 offense, No. 5 defense, and No. 8 margin of victory in the conference. They defeated Bishop Kelley 43-37 and Bixby 36-31, but fell 66-45 to Sand Springs and 41-36 to Union. They are led by Jalise Smallwood with 17.8 points per game and will return to action in the first round of the Sapulpa Holiday Classic when they take on undefeated No. 6 Booker T. Washington (6-0).

Muskogee (2-4, 1-2) holds the No. 3 offense, No. 9 defense, and No. 6 margin of victory in the conference. They defeated Bixby 51-40, but fell 49-39 to Owasso and 53-51 to Sapulpa. They are led by Trena Mims with 21.4 points per game. They will return to action at the Bedouin Shrine Classic when they take on 3A unranked Okmulgee (2-2).

Jenks (2-4, 1-2) holds the No. 5 offense, No. 10 defense, and No. 10 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 56-45 to Sapulpa, then fell 61-34 to Union before registering a 57-49 win over Bixby. The Lady Trojans are led by Makenley Church with 9.7 points per game and will return to action at the Bedouin Shrine Classic against Ponca City (4-2). 

5A No. 15 Bishop Kelley (3-4, 1-3) holds the No. 10 offense, No. 7 defense, and No. 9 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their first two games 43-37 to Broken Arrow and 71-36 to Sand Springs, then won three-straight including a 51-44 victory over Sapulpa before falling 48-32 to Owasso. The Lady Comets are led by Macy Craig with 9.7 points per game and will return to action after the new year when they travel to Union. 

Bixby (2-4, 0-3) holds the No. 8 offense, No. 6 defense, and No. 7 margin of victory in the conference. They have yet to secure a conference win this season after falling 36-31 to Broken Arrow, 51-40 to Muskogee, and 57-49 to Jenks. The Lady Spartans are led by Maddie Bittle with 17 points per game.

Conference Strength:

  1. Central Oklahoma (50)
  2. Frontier Valley (45.5)
  3. Big Ten (38.7)
  4. Green Country (26.5)
  5. All-City (9.4)

FVC Leading Scorers (points-per-game)

  1. Trena Mims (Muskogee) 21.4
  2. Jalise Smallwood (Broken Arrow) 17.8
  3. Maddie Bittle (Bixby) 17.0
  4. Taylor Malham (Union) 13.7
  5. Sydney Pennington (Sand Springs) 13.5
  6. Terryn Milton (Owasso) 13.3
  7. Jena Williams (Bartlesville) 12.8
  8. Ray Osborn (Sapulpa) 12.7
  9. Hailey Morrison (Sapulpa) 12.0
  10. Sadie Moyer (Union) 11.0

Editor's Note: We are currently missing individual scoring results for several games. Please forward results to SanditePrideNews@gmail.com

Missing:

  • 12/6 Muskogee vs Owasso
  • 12/8 Muskogee vs NOAH
  • 12/8 Jenks vs Edmond Santa Fe
  • 12/8 Union vs Anadarko
  • 12/9 Union vs Putnam North
  • 12/9 Muskogee vs Tahlequah
  • 12/9 Jenks vs Edmond North
  • 12/10 Union vs Edmond North
  • 12/10 Jenks vs Putnam North
  • 12/10 Muskogee vs Yukon
  • 12/13 Bixby vs Muskogee

Frontier Valley Conference Mens' Basketball standings

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The 2016-2017 High School basketball season is well under way, and is shaping up to be a good one for the Frontier Valley Conference. Seven out of ten FVC teams are ranked within their divisions. Union and Muskogee currently lead the pack with each being undefeated both within the conference and overall. 

The FVC is currently fourth out of the five 6A conferences in strength of schedule, but the season is still young and they could easily move up a few spots as the season progresses. 

No. 3 Union (3-0, 3-0) holds the best defense in the conference, allowing only 47 points-per-game on average. They have the fourth-best offense and the second-best margin of victory. They started their season with a 50-46 victory over Bartlesville, smoked Jenks 66-40, then topped Broken Arrow 60-56. 6'7" Southern Methodist University committed senior Ethan Chargois leads the Redskins with 15 points per game, including a season-high 23 against Jenks.

No. 11 Muskogee (6-0, 3-0) leads the conference in offense, averaging 69 points per game, and is seventh in defense, allowing 56 for the best margin of victory in the FVC. They edged out Owasso 65-64 in overtime during their season opener, topped Bixby 65-63, and beat Sapulpa 58-50. 6'2" junior Brooks Haddock has led the team in the last five games, averaging 20.3 points. TyReece Berry scored 25 in the season opener but has been out of commission since then. Berry is expected to return after the new year, setting up the Roughers for one of the top offenses in the division.

No. 10 Broken Arrow (5-2, 3-1) holds the No. 5 offense, No. 2 defense, and No. 4 margin of victory in the conference. They edged out Bishop Kelley 44-41, topped Bixby 53-35, and came from behind to beat Sand Springs 55-54. In their last game they narrowly fell 60-56 to the Redskins. 6'2" point guard Caleb Huffman has led the Tigers in six out of seven games this season with an average score of 21. 

No. 13 Sapulpa (4-2, 2-1) holds the No. 2 offense, No. 9 defense, and No. 5 margin of victory in the conference. They topped Jenks 78-70 in the highest-scoring conference game of the year, then beat Bishop Kelley 60-50 before falling 58-50 to Muskogee. Three Chieftains are averaging in double digits, led by Keenan Ballance with 19 points per game.

No. 17 Bartlesville (3-3, 2-1) is ninth in offense, fifth in defense, and sixth in margin of victory. They topped Sand Springs 53-39 and Owasso 47-42 before falling 50-46 to Union. Four different players have led the team and two are averaging in the double. AJ Archambo leads the team with 13 points per game.

5A No. 16 Bishop Kelley (4-3, 2-2) is eighth in the conference in offense, fifth in defense, and seventh in margin of victory. They lost their season opener 44-41 to Broken Arrow, defeated Sand Springs 45-42, fell 60-50 to Sapulpa, and edged out Owasso 59-57. Three Comets have led the team in scoring and two are averaging double digits. Ryan Gendron leads the team with 15 points per game.

No. 18 Bixby (3-3, 1-2) is seventh in offense, sixth in defense, and eighth in margin of victory. They defeated Jenks 49-36, but fell 53-35 to Broken Arrow and 65-63 to Muskogee. The Spartans are led by Joey Homan with 16 points per game.

Sand Springs (3-3, 0-3) is third in offense, second in defense, and third in margin of victory. They have yet to secure a conference win, falling 53-39 to Bartlesville, 45-42 to Bishop Kelley, and 55-54 to Broken Arrow. They led the Tigers though the entire fourth before a late turnover gave BA the win. Junior Colt Savage has led his team in five of six games this season and averages 21 points per game.

Owasso (0-3, 0-3) is sixth in offense, eighth in defense, and is still looking for their first win this season. They fell 47-42 to Bartlesville, 65-64 to Muskogee, and 59-57 to Bishop Kelley. They're led by Josh Proctor with 17 points per game, including 27 against Muskogee. 

Jenks (0-7, 0-3) is ninth in offense, tenth in defense, and is still looking for a win. They fell 78-70 to Sapulpa, 66-40 to Union, and 49-36 to Bixby. 

Conference Strength:

  1. Central Oklahoma (51)
  2. Big Ten (49.7)
  3. Green Country (48)
  4. Frontier Valley (40.8)
  5. All-City (32.5)

FVC Leading Scorers (points-per-game):

  1. TyReece Berry (Muskogee) 25.0
  2. Caleb Huffman (Broken Arrow) 21.1
  3. Colt Savage (Sand Springs) 21.0
  4. Brooks Haddock (Muskogee) 20.3
  5. Keenan Ballance (Sapulpa) 19.6
  6. Josh Proctor (Owasso) 17.7
  7. Julian Smith (Sapulpa) 17.0
  8. Joey Homan (Bixby) 16.3
  9. Ryan Gendron (Bishop Kelley) 15.9
  10. Kyle Keener (Sand Springs) 15.5

Editor's Note: We are currently missing individual scoring results for several games. Please forward results to SanditePrideNews@gmail.com.

Missing:

  • 12/6 Jenks vs Sapulpa
  • 12/8 Jenks vs Edmond North
  • 12/9 Jenks vs Edmond Memorial
  • 12/9 Muskogee vs Enid
  • 12/10 Jenks vs Casady
  • 12/10 Bixby vs East Central
  • 12/13 Jenks vs Union
  • 12/16 Bixby vs Jenks

Payton Scott rushes for five touchdowns in 47-28 rout of Bartlesville to clinch playoff berth

Photo: Morgan Miller

Photo: Morgan Miller

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Charles Page High School junior Payton Scott scored a career-high five rushing touchdowns in only three quarters of play Friday night at Custer Stadium, leading the Sandites to a dominating 47-28 district win over Bartlesville.

No. 2 ranked Sand Springs (6-3, 4-1) clinched a playoff berth for the fifth-straight year with the victory over No. 13 Bartlesville (3-5, 2-3), and notched their first win at Custer Stadium since 2008. Despite a close loss to No. 3 Booker T. Washington (5-4, 3-2) last week, the Sandites still have a chance at the district title if they can defeat No. 4 Bixby (6-3, 4-1) next week on the road. Bartlesville still has a game left at Booker T., and will have to win to make the playoffs. 

The game started out fairly close as the Bruins rallied shortly before the half to close the deficit to 25-21. Sand Springs rattled off 22 unanswered points in the third quarter, however, and sent in the backups to finish out the game. 

The home team struck first with a seven-play, seventy-yard drive that scored on a four-yard run by Deandre Young. The visitors didn't need long to tie it, however, driving eighty yards on seven plays to score on a three yard run from Scott. Alejandro sent in the point-after to tie things up with 7:06 in the first.

The Sandite Defense was brutal throughout the evening, and held the Bruins' next possession to fourth and three to force a punt. The offense needed only three plays, all of them through Scott, to take the lead once and for all. Scott picked up seven yards on a run, and after failing to connect with a screen pass from Hunter Greathouse, ran another 54 yards for the score. Hernandez's kick was blocked, but the Sandites lead 13-7.

The two teams traded punts, then Tre Finch forced a fumble that was recovered by Nathan Simonton to give Sand Springs possession to close the first quarter. Scott scored shortly into the second period on a seven yard run. Kasey Bales faked a point-after kick and Greathouse attempted a two-point pass to tight-end Dash Fleischman, but the ball sailed high out the back of the endzone. 

Bartlesville hit pay-dirt on their next possession, hustling sixty yards on six plays to score on an eleven-yard pass to A.J. Archambo. Andre Johnson sent in the kick and cut the score to 19-14.

The Bruins attempted an onside kick, but Caleb Wash secured the ball and returned it eleven yards to set up a 68-yard drive that ended with an eight-yard pass to Dalton Morgan for a touchdown. Morgan was also the intended target for a two-point pass attempt that fell flat. With 2:18 the Sandites were sitting comfortable at 25-14, but the home team wouldn't go down without a fight.

Bartlesville drove 75 yards to score on their next possession in nine plays. After back-to-back sacks from Finch and Gage Fain pushed the Bruins back to third and 26 from the 36, it looked like Sand Springs would hold them. That's when Bartlesville brought out the big play. Garrett Meidl sent a sixteen-yard pass forward to Archambo, who lateraled to John Cone. Cone picked up ten yards, then pitched the ball to Young who took it to the house. The point-after cut the deficit to 25-21 with only seconds remaining, and the Bruins went to the locker room feeling good.

It was Sand Springs who came out of the half with renewed vigor, however. On the first drive of the second half, Scott picked up his fourth touchdown of the evening on a six yard run. The Bruins fumbled the opening handoff their possession and Luke Bratcher got the recovery, setting up Sand Springs for yet another scoring drive.

This time it was Bales who found the endzone on a 22-yard reception from Greathouse. He sent in his own extra-point and the visitors lead 38-21. 

The next Bruin possession failed to convert a first down and the Sandites got the ball at their 31. Scott picked up 62 yards on that possession and ended with a 33-yard run to score his final points of the evening.

On the next Sandite possession they settled for a 23-yard field goal after being held to fourth and six, and Hernandez put them up 47-21 with under a minute in the third quarter.

By the fourth quarter the Sandites were running second and third string and Scott didn't see any further action. Greathouse took a few snaps, but only attempted one pass before sophomore Caden Pennington came in. Tyler McCallie took over for Scott.

The Sandites held off the Bruins till there were just moments to play when they finally gave up a twelve-yard run to Lard with 0:19 left. Greathouse returned to take a knee for the final play and end the game 47-28.

Greathouse finished the evening 12 of 23 for 102 yards passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Bales was his leading receiver with five receptions for 48 yards. Scott racked up 221 yards on 31 carries, the second-highest performance of his career. 

Meidl lit up the air for the Bruins, completing 19 of 32 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. Archambo was the leading receiver with 11 receptions for 119 yards, while Lard led the ground with 8 carries for 72 yards.

The Sandites have one game left in the regular season, and it will be a tough one as they travel to No. 4 Bixby (6-3, 4-1), who just shutout Booker T. 28-0. If they win that game, they'll get their first district title since 1997. Win or lose, they're headed to the playoffs for the fifth-straight year, the longest streak in Sandite history.

 

No. 2 Sand Springs Sandites at No. 13 Bartlesville: game preview

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The No. 2 ranked Charles Page High School varsity football team (5-3, 3-1) will travel to No. 13 Bartlesville (3-4, 2-2) Friday evening for an important district battle with playoff implications. While the Sandites are still vying for the District Title and a home playoff game, the Bruins are just hoping to stay in contention for the post season after dropping brutal losses to Muskogee and Bixby. 

Sand Springs started off the season with back-to-back losses. First they went down 56-20 to Arkansas 5A No. 1 Pulaski Academy (7-1), then they gave up a come-from-behind 45-41 upset to No. 8 Choctaw (4-4) on the road. They secured their first win in a 29-24 home-opener against No. 6 Putnam City West (6-2) and swept the next four-straight games as well. They trounced Highway 97 rival No. 14 Sapulpa (1-7, 1-4) 35-7 at home, beat 6A-I No. 14 Yukon (0-8) 35-14, won a 56-35 shootout over No. 15 Ponca City (1-7, 0-5), and edged No. 1 Muskogee (6-1, 3-1) 26-25 to briefly secure the number one ranking. Last week they went down 17-12 to No. 3 Booker T. Washington (5-3, 3-1) after giving up a key fumble inside their own red zone in the fourth quarter.

Bartlesville won their first game of the season 27-24 over 5A No. 6 McAlester (6-2) then dropped their next three-straight. They fell 59-14 to 6A-I No. 9 Owasso (2-6), 27-7 to 4A No. 9 Cascia Hall (6-2), and 63-6 to No. 1 Muskogee. They got back on track with a 42-20 road win over No. 15 Ponca City, followed by a 51-28 road win at No. 14 Sapulpa, before falling 63-14 to No. 4 Bixby (5-3, 3-1).

Here's how the two teams matched up against their three mutual opponents:

No. 13 Bruins (3-4, 2-2)

defeated Sapulpa 51-28
defeated Ponca 42-20
lost 63-6 to Muskogee

Average score: 33-37
First downs: 18
First downs allowed: 12
Fumbles-lost: 3-2 (total)
Fumble recoveries: 2 (total)
Penalties-Yards: 7-76

C-A-Y-I: 15-28-198-0
Average: 7.07
Allowed: 14-26-177-0
Average: 6.8

Rushes-Yards: 33-120
Average: 3.63
Allowed: 34-67
Average: 1.97

Plays-Yards: 61-318
Average: 5.21
Allowed: 60-244
Average: 4.06

No. 1 Sandites (5-3, 3-1)

defeated Sapulpa 35-7
defeated Ponca 56-35
defeated Muskogee 26-25

Average score: 39-22
First downs: 18
First downs allowed: 18
Fumbles-lost: 2-1 (total)
Fumble recoveries: 3 (total)
Penalties-Yards: 4-29

C-A-Y-I: 11-20-157-1
Average: 7.85
Allowed 17-26-181-1
Average: 6.96

Rushes-Yards: 39-233
Average: 5.97
Allowed: 32-148
Average: 4.63

Plays-Yards: 59-391
Average: 6.62
Allowed: 58-329
Average: 5.67

The pick from Sandite Pride is Sand Springs 43, Bartlesville 32. The Sandites will likely win the turnover battle and outperform the Bruins both offensively and defensively. The Bruins will win the battle in the air, but the Sandites will run for days on the ground. Sand Springs is one of the most disciplined teams in the division and will benefit strongly from Bartlesville penalties.

The Sandites have had a tough time defending the pass, something which gave Bartlesville the edge last year, and will likely play a factor this year. They have, however, stepped up their performance since the game against Ponca, and held Muskogee to a season-low on passing yardage. The Bruins are clearly more than capable of performing on the ground, however, as evidenced by a 46-197 performance against Sapulpa. 

Sand Springs hasn't won a game in Bartlesville since 2008. The High School is located at 1700 Hillcrest Drive and kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. It is Bartlesville's Senior Night and final home game of the season. 

Sand Springs vs Bartlesville's many schools

Sand Springs High School vs Bartlesville High School Yellow Jackets

1919 -  Head Coach Ivan Grover leads Sandites to 19-17 win in first season of Sandite Football.
1920 -  Bartlesville wins 43-7 (A).
1921 - Sandites win 19-7.
1922 - Head Coach A.R. Bateman. Bartlesville wins 6-0.

Sand Springs High School vs Central High School Wildcats

1929 - Head Coach James Shank. Sandites win 12-0.
1930 - Bartlesville wins 20-6.

Sand Springs High School vs College High School Wildcats

1953 - Head Coach Cecil Hankins. Sandites win 13-7 (A).
1954 - Head Coach Cecil Hankins, QB Jerry Adair. Bartlesville wins 28-6.
1955 - Head Coach Harold Wickersham. Bartlesville wins 19-0.
1956 - Head Coach Harold Wickersham, QB Mickey Lawrence. First year of desegregated Bartlesville schools. Sandites win 6-0.
1957 - Head Coach Charles Prigmore. Bartlesville wins 18-0 (H).
1958 - Head Coach Charles Prigmore. Bartlesville wins 24-0 (H).

Charles Page High School vs College High School Wildcats

1959 - Head Coach Charles Prigmore. First year of desegregated Sand Springs schools. Bartlesville wins 16-6 (A).
1960 - Head Coach Charles Prigmore. Bartlesville wins 48-14.
1961 - Head Coach Travis Rhodes. Bartlesville wins 20-0 (H).
1972 - Head Coach Jim Webb. Bartlesville wins 43-15 (A).
1973 - Head Coach Jim Webb, QB Phil James. Sandites win 14-7 (H).
1974 - Head Coach Jim Webb, QB Phil James. Bartlesville wins 14-7 (H).
1975 - Head Coach Jim Webb, QB Phil James. Bartlesville wins 21-0 (A).
1978 - Head Coach A.D. James. Bartlesville wins 20-15 (H).
1979 - Head Coach A.D. James, QB Ronnie Hale. Sandites win 8-0 (A).

Charles Page High School vs Sooner High School Spartans

1970 - Head Coach Jerry Greenwood. Bartlesville wins 29-0 (H).
1971 - Head Coach Jerry Greenwood. Bartlesville wins 21-6 (A).
1972 - Head Coach Jim Webb. Bartlesville wins 41-7 (H).
1973 - Head Coach Jim Webb, QB Phil James. Sandites win 34-22 (A).
1974 - Head Coach Jim Webb, QB Phil James. Bartlesville wins 28-9 (H).
1975 - Head Coach Jim Webb, QB Phil James. Bartlesville wins 28-6 (A).
1976 - Head Coach A.D. James. Bartlesville wins 6-0 (H).
1977 - Head Coach A.D. James, QB Richie Schuler. Sandites win 21-0 (A).

Charles Page High School vs Bartlesville High School Bruins

1982 - Head Coach Chris Thurmond. Bartlesville wins 14-0 (A).
1983 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Brad Johnson. Bartlesville wins 24-21 (H).
1984 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Shawn Morand. Bartlesville wins 17-6 (A).
1985 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Shawn Morand. Sandites win 35-15 (H).
1986 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Blair Culley. Bartlesville wins 20-6 (H).
1987 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Blair Culley. Bartlesville wins 28-27 (A). Shared district title.
1988 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Blair Culley. Bartlesville wins 27-7 (H).
1989 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Brett Pennington. Bartlesville wins 23-20 (A).
1990 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Brett Pennington. Bartlesville wins 7-0 (H).
1991 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Brett Pennington. Bartlesvile wins 28-0 (A).
1992 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Mike Quimby. Bartlesville wins 40-33 (A).
1993 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Delvin Jordan. Sandites win 28-6 (H).
1994 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Delvin Jordan. Sandites win 27-7.
1995 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Dustin Morrow. Sandites win 28-12.
1996 - Head Coach L.D. Baines, QB Keith Hooks. Bartlesville wins 20-16.
1997 - Head Coach Archie Loehr, QB Keith Hooks. Sandites win 31-0.
2000 - Head Coach Archie Loehr, QB Ryan Summers. Sandites win 21-0 (A).
2001 - Head Coach Mark Baetz, QB Jeff Claybrook. Sandites win 13-8 (H).
2002 - Head Coach Tim Beacham, QB Tony Moore. Bartlesville wins 34-7 (H).
2003 - Head Coach Tim Beacham, QB Tony Moore. Bartlesville wins 35-18 (A).
2004 - Head Coach Brad Odom, QB Tommy Rogers. Sandites win 28-18 (H).
2005 - Head Coach Brad Odom, QB Tommy Rogers. Sandites win 22-3 (A).
2006 - Head Coach Brad Odom, QB Zack Frost. Bartlesville wins 24-14 (A).
2007 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard, QB Johnny Deaton. Bartlesville wins 27-26 (H).
2008 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard, QB Johnny Deaton. Sandites win 52-24 (A).
2009 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard, QB Johnny Deaton. Bartlesville wins 45-14 (H).
2010 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard, QB Darrack Harger. Bartlesville wins 48-16 (A).
2011 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard, QB Darrack Harger. Sandites win 34-0 (H).
2012 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard. QB Cody Hale. Sandites win 27-25 (H).
2013 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard, QB Cody Hale. Bartlesville wins 40-27 (A).
2014 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard, QB Conner Sitton. Sandites win 28-27 (H).
2015 - Head Coach Dustin Kinard - QB Hunter Greathouse. Bartlesville wins 24-7 (A).

All-time, all schools record: 22-39-0
CPHS vs all Bartlesville: 17-32
CPHS vs BHS: 13-19
Last ten meetings: 4-6

Longest streak: CPHS 3 (1997-2001)
Longest streak: BHS 7 (1986-1992)

Shutouts: All-SS 7
Shutouts: All-Bartlesville 11
Shutouts: CPHS vs BHS 3
Shutouts: BHS vs CPHS 3

Biggest Win: CPHS 34-0 (2011)
Biggest Win: BHS 48-16 (2010)

Week Nine 6A-II Rankings and Predictions; a look at this weekend's games

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By: Sandite Pride Editorial Board

The 2016 season has seen more parity than any year in recent memory. There is no longer a single team in Class 6A-II without a district loss. To make matters more difficult, there are teams with multiple losses to low-ranking teams and multiple wins over high-ranking teams. Looking at you, Choctaw. The number one team has fallen for the second week in a row, and now we'll try to sort out the mess.

No. 1 Muskogee Roughers (Last week No. 2) vs No. 14 Sapulpa Chieftains (15)

Muskogee (6-1, 3-1) has the worst of their schedule behind them now and, after taking a bye week to recover from their 26-25 loss to Sand Springs, they'll close out the regular season with the bottom two teams. 

Sapulpa (1-7, 1-4) picked up their first win of the season with a 31-27 upset over Ponca City (1-7, 0-5). The Chieftains dominated the Wildcats offensively, doubling them on total yardage, but gave up a pick six to keep the score close. 

The pick: Muskogee 56, Sapulpa 10.

No. 2 Sand Springs Sandites (1) vs No. 13 Bartlesville Bruins (13)

Charles Page High School (5-3, 3-1) may have lost to Booker T. Washington on the field, but on paper they destroyed the Hornets 267 yards to 124 and 15 first downs to 9, forcing 7 punts. The Hornets got lucky with 9:32 in the fourth quarter when Sandite QB Hunter Greathouse was unable to haul in a bad hike and the Hornets got the recovery at the 3 yard line. From there the Booker T. defense was able to stop three Sandite possessions for the win. Were it not for that one mistake, Sand Springs would still be undefeated in the district. 

The Bartlesville Bruins (4-4, 3-2) had a tough road match at Bixby (5-3, 3-1) and were throttled 63-14. They tried to keep up offensively and posted 342 yards on 79 plays, but the Spartans were explosive for 504 yards on 53 plays. 

The pick: Sandites 43, Bartlesville 32.

No. 3 Booker T. Washington Hornets (4) vs No. 4 Bixby Spartans (3)

The Hornets won their battle with Sand Springs on a fumble, and lost their game with Muskogee on turnovers after matching them offensively. The Spartans actually outperformed Muskogee offensively, but gave up two interceptions and a fumble. Against mutual opponents, the Hornets have the better defense and the Spartans have the better offense. Theoretically, this game should be fairly equally matched with the winner being decided on turnovers. 

The pick: Bixby 37, BTW 35.

No. 5 Midwest City Bombers  (5) vs No. 11 Enid Plainsmen (8)

The Bombers (5-3, 4-1) won an important district game Friday against Putnam City (3-5, 1-4) to continue to their quest for the district title in the district with the most parity. It was a low-scoring 7-0 affair made possible by the incredible Bomber defense.

The Plainsmen (3-5, 2-3) are coming off a 35-10 loss to Stillwater (4-4, 2-3). They gave up five turnovers, but forced three of their own. 

The pick: MWC 28, Enid 7.

No. 6 Putnam City West Patriots (7) vs No. 7 Lawton Wolverines (6)

The Patriots (6-2, 4-1) may not be the indisputable head of the district any more, but they're still in contention for the Title after a 27-17 win over Edmond Deer Creek (2-6, 2-3). The Pats have given up only two losses this season, 29-24 to the Sandites, and 21-16 to Midwest City. They have another big test at Lawton.

The Wolverines (4-4, 3-2) rode three straight wins with three close losses to quality teams. That changed Thursday with a 52-26 beat down from Choctaw (4-4, 2-3) to seriously damage their shot at a district title. With the incredible amount of upsets in the district, they're not out of contention yet, but they can't afford a loss. A win over Putnam will put them second only to Midwest City. 

The pick: PCW 26, Lawton 24.

No. 8 Choctaw Yellowjackets (12) vs No. 12 Deer Creek Antlers (10)

It's beginning to look like Choctaw (4-4, 2-3) can only win games they're picked to lose. The Yellowjackets have three wins against top-tier teams in Sand Springs, Midwest City, and Lawton, and upset losses to Enid, Putnam, and Stillwater.  

After their most recent 52-26 stunner over Lawton, they'll be looking to bring down Deer Creek and Putnam West to clinch a playoff berth. The Yellowjacket's high-powered offense averages 34 points per game while Deer Creek averages only 19 and gives up 35. The Antlers (2-6, 2-3) most recently went down 27-17 to Putnam City West.

The pick: Choctaw 42, Deer Creek 20.

No. 9 Putnam City Pirates (9) vs No. 10 Stillwater Pioneers (11)

The Putnam City Pirates (3-5, 1-4) put up a valiant effort against Midwest City before falling 7-0 while the Pioneers (4-4, 2-3) picked up a 35-10 win over Enid. Stillwater holds two-straight wins and all four of their losses were by a touchdown or less. A potential playoff berth is on the line and they're unlikely to leave their A game at home.

The pick: Stillwater 33, Putnam 23.

No. 15 Ponca City Wildcats (14) vs 6A-I Norman Tigers

Barring a miracle, the Ponca City Wildcats (1-7, 0-5) are unlikely to get a win against Muskogee (6-1, 3-1) in week ten, so their last real shot at padding their record comes in their home-finale against 6A-I Norman (1-7, 1-4). The same can be said for the Tigers.

Ponca gave up a 31-27 upset to Sapulpa (1-7, 1-4) last week, while Norman went down 35-7 to Broken Arrow (4-4, 3-2). The Wildcats have been competitive all season, averaging 17 points per game, while the Tigers have scored 15. Norman gives up an average of 44 points and Ponca gives up 40, but Norman plays in a far tougher division and district. 

The pick: Norman 28, Ponca 26. 

Week Seven 6A-II Rankings and Predictions; a look at this weekend's games

Photo: Morgan Miller

Photo: Morgan Miller

By: Sandite Pride Editorial Board

The 6A-II rankings just got a whole lot weirder as District One continues to duke it out with no clear top-dog, save for Putnam City West. With the exception of the Patriots, every team in District One has a loss to someone they shouldn't have, causing a big confusing circle. Even District Two isn't immune to the mess. 

In week two, the Sand Springs Sandites were defeated by Choctaw, and that's their only in-state loss to date. In week three, the Sandites defeated Putnam City West, and that's the Patriots' only loss to date. While the Patriots are the only team out West without a district loss, Choctaw has sustained a pair of district losses to Putnam City and Enid. This Friday Choctaw upset Midwest City, who was previously undefeated in the district with wins over Lawton and Deer Creek. Lawton has wins over both Putnam City and Stillwater. Oh, what a tangled web they weave.

With every team out there having some claim over each other, there's bound to be some disagreement with the rankings, but nevertheless we shall try to make some sense out of it all.

No. 1 Muskogee Roughers (Last week No. 1) vs No. 4 Sand Springs Sandites (5)

It's the marquee matchup for the whole division as the only two undefeated teams in District Two go head-to-head. The Muskogee Roughers (6-0, 3-0) are a powerhouse team once again behind four-time State Championship winning coach Rafe Watkins, formerly of Guthrie. 

Muskogee and Sand Springs (3-2, 2-0) are fairly matched in the air, with both Hunter Greathouse and Jacob Medrano completing just over 50% of passes for right at 1,000 yards this season. Both teams employ a mess of solid multi-purpose players who can easily adapt to either the run or pass game as needed. Muskogee's stars include University of Tennessee commit Kamren Curl.

Sand Springs will need to rely heavily on their defense, who scored two touchdowns in their 56-35 win over Ponca City, to put up stops and force turnovers against the explosive Rougher offense. Muskogee has their own powerful defense though, with nine interceptions this season. They forced five turnovers against Booker T Washington Friday night. The two teams were perfectly matched on offense, but four fumbles and an interception paved the way for a 23-7 victory for Muskogee. 

The pick: Muskogee 45, Sand Springs 31.

No. 2 Bixby Spartans (3) vs No. 14 Ponca City Wildcats (14)

The two-time defending State Champions (3-3, 1-1) had a rough start to district play, falling 45-42 to Muskogee, but got in the win column Friday in a 62-17 beat down against Sapulpa. The Spartans ran up 646 yards while holding the Chieftains to just over 200, and never once punted. QB Tanner Griffin is sitting around 1500 yards passing this season with 20 touchdowns by air. The Spartans also have a talented running back in Tucker Pawley who is just under 1000 yards this season. They also have a talented defense highlighted by Oklahoma State commit Brendon Evers. 

The Ponca City Wildcats (1-5, 0-3) proved Friday that they can hang with some of the best defenses in the State, passing for over 300 yards against the Sandites. They also struggled with turnovers, however, giving up two fumble returns for touchdowns and threw two interceptions. 

The pick: Bixby 66, Ponca 12.

No. 3 Booker T Washington Hornets (2) 

The powerful Booker T (4-3, 2-1) offense was stymied by Muskogee Friday night, and scored only once despite racking up nearly 300 yards of offense. They were plagued by penalties amounting to more than 100 yards. That, coupled with four fumbles and an interception were insurmountable. The Hornets will have a bye week before returning to action against Sand Springs.

No. 5 Putnam City West Patriots (7) vs No. 6 Midwest City Bombers (4)

This matchup would have been a lot bigger if the Bombers (3-3, 2-1) hadn't given up an upset to Choctaw last Friday, but regardless of district standings the two teams should still put on a quality show. The two teams boast the top two defensive squads in the district with each allowing less than 15 points per game. 

The Patriots (5-1, 3-0) are coming off a huge 42-10 rivalry win over Putnam City while Midwest City just dropped their first district game of the season to Choctaw. Putnam West has suffered only one loss this season, 29-24 to Sand Springs, and splits their offense pretty evenly between air and land. They hold one division one commit in Memphis-bound WR Nick Robinson. Midwest City has some impressive talent of their own in 6'2" safety Evan Fields, who's fielding offers from numerous Division One programs including several Big 12 schools. 

Midwest City's defense held tight against Choctaw, giving up only 14 points to a team that averaged 36 points per game going into the match. Unfortunately for the Bombers, they were plagued by penalties, miscues, and offensive inconsistency. They made three trips into the red zone and racked up 272 yards of offense while holding Choctaw to only 141, despite the loss. 

The pick: No consensus. Scott picks Midwest City 24-21, Virgil picks Putnam West 24-21.

No. 7 Lawton Wolverines (6) vs No. 8 Enid Plainsmen (10)

These two teams hold the same record both in and out of district, and their strength of schedule is still hard to determine. Enid's offense is coming in a lot hotter than in recent years, averaging 28 points per game.

Lawton (3-3, 2-1) isn't executing as well as they have in recent years, but they still boast some high powered athletes in QB Zach Hanna and RB Tre Curry. Friday saw the Wolverines gain the upper hand on Stillwater 21-14 in a low performance game that saw only 95 yards by air. The ground game was dominant for both teams and Curry racked up 121 yards on 13 carries.

Enid (3-3, 2-1) started off the season with a 22-19 loss to a Guthrie team that has long since ceased to be ranked. A 42-31 victory over Ponca City and a pair of losses after that pushed Enid towards the bottom of the rankings, but the Plainsmen have found their mojo for two straight district wins to prove they're not out playoff contention yet. After going down 35-10 to Putnam West, Enid got the edge on Choctaw in a 43-39 shootout and scored a major victory this week in a dominating 45-17 beat down of Deer Creek. The Plainmen picked off three passes and returned a fumble for a touchdown, presenting just the kind of defense that could give Lawton fits. 

The pick: Lawton 27, Enid 21.

No. 9 Putnam City Pirates (8) vs No. 11 Deer Creek Antlers (9)

A crucial match for both teams, Putnam (3-3, 1-2) started off the season with a series of big wins before giving up two straight to Lawton and Putnam West. Deer Creek (1-5, 1-2) started the season with a tough pre-conference schedule including three-straight losses to high-ranked 6A-I teams. They were expected to be a big contender for the district, but after a close 21-14 win over Stillwater they were blown out 35-0 by Midwest City and 45-17 by Enid. Both teams need a win this week to stay alive in playoff contention.

Putnam has struggled through the air this season, racking up over 1,000 yards but at a 38% completion rate. The defense has been effective, however, averaging 3 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovery per game.

The Antlers employ a solid QB in Hunter Freese, who sits at 51% passing for over 1,200 yards. The run game is nearly nonexistent with the whole team accounting for less than 500 yards.  

The pick: Putnam West 23, Deer Creek 17.

No. 10 Choctaw Yellowjackets (11) vs No. 12 Stillwater Pioneers (12)

Stillwater (2-4, 0-3) has lost four games this season, all by a touchdown or less, and they have two quality wins over 6A-I talent. While the playoffs are looking more and more unlikely for the team, they're not out of reach yet. Clearly the Pioneers have talent, especially in RB Josiah Castleberry who holds over 700 yards this season on 7 yards per carry. But they have struggled in the air, doing the quarterback shuffle after their starting senior missed the first half of the season. 

Choctaw (3-3, 1-2) has been hit or miss all season, relying on a powerful air raid offense that has rarely been stymied. After netting a pair of close shootout wins over Sapulpa and Sand Springs to start the season, they lost three-straight, all by a touchdown or less, to Putnam City, Putnam North, and Enid, before getting in the win column with a 14-7 upset of Midwest City. QB Dylan Weaver is right at 50% for nearly 1400 yards this season, but was held to under 100 for the first time against Midwest City. The run game has always been a factor with Choctaw, but they really proved how good it could be when they took on Enid and ran up 321 yards on 38 carries. 

The pick: Choctaw 42, Stillwater 21.

No. 13 Bartlesville Bruins (13) vs No. 15 Sapulpa (15) 

This is a bigger game for Bartlesville (2-3, 1-1) than it is for Sapulpa (0-6, 0-3). While the Chieftains are technically still in playoff contention, they only have three district games left and don't stand much chance against undefeated Muskogee. Bartlesville, on the other hand, has the kind of aerial offense that could present an upset over Sand Springs. But first they need to get past Sapulpa. 

The Chieftains have a double-threat quarterback in Cameron Elder who is throwing 63% this season for right at 1,000 yards and also leads his team on the ground. They have six losses this season and only two could be described as close.

Bartlesville won a close one in their season opener then dropped three straight before getting back in the win column with a powerful 42-20 win over Ponca City two weeks ago. The Bruins are coming off a bye week and look to AJ Archambo, Garrett Meidl, and Deandre Young to lead them to victory.

The pick: Bartlesville 38, Sapulpa 17. 

Madison Burris scores 7 aces in Senior Night victory over Bartlesville

Photo: Morgan Miller

Photo: Morgan Miller

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The No. 13 ranked Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (24-13) won their final match of the regular season Tuesday night at home, and celebrated Senior Night with a 3-1 victory over the No. 17 Bartlesville Lady Bruins (12-18). 

Sand Springs: 72 kills, 39 errors
Bartlesville: 42 kills, 26 errors

SS Kills: Mutiri 19, Kersgieter 14, Burris 9, Youngblood 6, Cypert 3, Leslie 2, Ward 2, Taylor 1, Bradshaw 1. 
BV Kills: McPhail 13, Lindsly 5, Covell 5, Culver 4, Krause 3, Tisdale 1, Kirchner 1.

SS Assists: Burris 24, Ward 18, Youngblood 1, Cypert 1.
BV Assists: Britt 27.

SS Blocks: Mutiri 7, Kersgieter 3, Youngblood 3, Leslie 2, Burris 1.
BV Blocks: McPhail 6, Krause 5, Lindsly 4, Culver 2.

SS Aces: Burris 7, Youngblood 3, Ward 2.
BV Aces: Tisdale 1.

SS Digs: Mutiri 9, Kersgieter 7, Mudd 6, Taylor 5, Ward 4, Burris 2.

The Lady Sandites will be graduating three senior this year: two players and one manager. Baylee Mudd plans to attend Tulsa Community College where she will major in Sonography. Lee Leslie is undecided on where she will attend college, but intends to major in Business Marketing and wants to play collegiate volleyball. Malany Benton plans to attend Oklahoma State University to study Canine Rehabilitation. 

The seniors from both teams were celebrated before the game and presented with flowers.

Sand Springs started off the first game hot, taking a 7-1 lead thanks to aces from Devree Youngblood and Madison Burris. The first two Bruin points came on combined blocks from Madi McPhail and Callie Krause. Those two would combine for eleven blocks over the course of the four games. 

Sand Springs held a significant lead through the entirety of the first set and wrapped it up 25-17, scoring sixteen points and committing only seven errors. The Bruins were held to a mere ten points and committed nine errors. 

The Bruins never led in the first game, and only led once in the second game after the opening serve from the Sandites traveled out of bounds. Bartlesville returned the service error on the next rally, and the Sandites scored four straight points on a trio of kills from Ohio State commit Gloria Mutiri and a kill from Burris. 

Once again, after the Sandites got going, nothing slowed them down and they prevailed to a 25-18 victory. This time Bartlesville committed only four errors, but the Sandites were on fire and scored 21 points with six kills from Holly Kersgieter and seven from Mutiri, while holding the Bruins to only eight kills. Sand Springs committed ten errors in that set.

In the third set the Sandites started out hot with a kill from Youngblood, an error from Bartlesville, and back-to-back Youngblood aces to lead 4-0, before committing three straight errors to allow a tie at 6-6. The girls got back in rhythm and regained the lead at 12-7 before once more allowing a tie at 12-12. This pattern of building then relinquishing leads would persist until back-to-back errors gave Bartlesville their first lead of the game at 24-23. A kill from McPhail gave Bartlesville the set, 25-23. Sand Springs scored sixteen points and committed eleven errors while the Bruins scored fourteen points but only committed seven errors. 

The fourth game was equally matched and tied up six times. The Sandites led or tied all the way till the end before the Bruins were once more allowed to take the lead at 21-20, but this time the Sandites surged to a 25-21 victory after a block combo from Mutiri and Leslie. The Sandites scored nineteen points to the Bruins' ten, and committed eleven errors to the Bruins' six. 

The Sandites will return to action at the Regional Tournament in Edmond on Tuesday, October 11 and will play No. 4 Edmond Santa Fe (21-8), No. 18 Yukon (9-18), and Moore (5-22). Sand Springs hasn't played Santa Fe or Yukon yet this season, but have beaten Moore six sets to one over two matches at the Broken Arrow tournament. The Sandites are 0-4 against teams that have beaten Santa Fe, while the Lady Wolves are 5-4 against teams that have beaten Sand Springs. 

Week Six 6A-II Rankings and Predictions; a look at this weekend's games

Photo: Morgan Miller

Photo: Morgan Miller

By: Sandite Pride Editorial Board

No. 1 Muskogee Roughers (Last week No. 3) vs No. 2 Booker T Washington Hornets (2)

Rafe Watkins's Muskogee Roughers (5-0, 2-0) came into the season highly ranked, but it wasn't high enough for them. Friday night on their home turf, the Roughers upset the top-ranked two-time defending State Champions from Bixby (2-3, 0-1) 45-42 in a wild aerial shootout. Muskogee quarterback Jacob Medrano finished 20-33-377-1 for four touchdowns, and running back Molijah Gilbert carried 20 times for 99 yards.

The Hornets (4-2, 2-0) completed their second-straight shutout of the season with a powerful 45-0 victory over Sapulpa (0-5, 0-2). QB Phillip Wheatley has accounts for the bulk of the Hornet offense and surpassed 1000 yards for the season Friday night. The run game is stacked with Rylan McQuarters, Tyler Holmes, and Garrick Jackson all in triple digits for the year.

The Pick: Muskogee 43, Booker T 35

No. 3 Bixby Spartans (1) vs No. 15 Sapulpa Chieftains (15) 

The Spartans (2-3, 0-1) may have lost their battle with the Roughers, but it wasn't due to poor performance. QB Tanner Griffin was 33-49-318-1 for four touchdowns and Tucker Pawley ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns. The Spartans have had a tough schedule thus far in the season, but should have an easy time getting their first district win Friday night in Sapulpa (0-5, 0-2).

Sapulpa posted a mere 54 yards passing and 67 yards rushing in their sixth-straight loss Friday against Booker T.

The Pick: Bixby 60, Sapulpa 3

No. 4 Midwest City Bombers (4) vs No. 11 Choctaw Yellowjackets (10)

The Midwest City Bombers' (3-2, 2-0) first four games this season were decided by a touchdown or less, but they broke that streak Friday night at Deer Creek, scoring their first shutout since mid-2014. Astin Anderson finished with 130 yards on 23 carries, but it was the defense that starred, giving up an incredible 3 first downs and 78 yards of total offense in the 35-0 rout.

Choctaw (2-3, 0-2) led the Enid Plainsmen with a minute and a half left last week before giving up an interception deep in Enid territory and allowed their opponents to score a touchdown with 17 seconds left for the 43-39 win.

The Pick: Midwest City 31, Choctaw 14

No. 5 Sand Springs Sandites (5) vs No. 14 Ponca City Wildcats (14)

The Sandites (3-2, 1-0) secured their third-straight win Friday night at home in a non-conference matchup with Yukon (0-5) and dominated the entirety. The visiting Millers scored before either offense ever stepped foot on the field, returning the opening kickoff 95 yard for a touchdown. That would be their last score till the fourth quarter as the Sand Springs defense drilled the Millers with seven tackles for loss totaling 35 yards, as well as two sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. While the run-game has dominated the Sand Springs offense this year, QB Hunter Greathouse had his time to shine, throwing 13-24-192-0 for two touchdowns, and secured his career-best run game with eight carries for 58 yards and a touchdown. Payton Scott netted his fifth-straight triple digit run game with 22 carries for 144 yards and a touchdown.

Ponca City (1-4, 0-2) lost their second-straight game to Bartlesville (2-3, 1-1) Friday night, despite a solid passing performance from Brice McDougal. The Wildcat QB finished 19-37-176-1 with two touchdowns, but the run game amounted to a mere 29 yards as a team with no touchdowns. Kicker Mitchell Wilson sank a pair of field goals. The return game was strong, averaging about 14 yards per punt return and 16 yards per kickoff return. The Sand Springs special teams have had a hard time stopping returns this season, so the Wildcats will likely look to capitalize on that.

The Pick: CPHS 40, Ponca 17

No. 6 Lawton Wolverines (7) vs No. 12 Stillwater Pioneers (11)

Lawton (2-3, 1-1) got back in the win column with a big district battle against Putnam City (3-2, 1-1) last week, racking up a 20-0 lead in the first half. Sophomore backup QB Kyler Jenderseck replaced Zack Hanna who tore his MCL in practice this week. He completed 5 of 12 passes for 48 yards and scored on touchdown on the ground. The defense was the MVP of the game, making several big plays including a tipped pass in the endzone by Kejuan Neal to prevent a touchdown. Miles Davis recovered a muffed punt at the Putnam 22, leading to a touchdown run on the next play by Tre Curry. Curry carried the offense with 29 runs for 168 yards and two touchdowns. 

Stillwater (2-3, 0-2) made a big case for themselves early in the season, going 2-1 against ranked 6A-I opponents. Since then, they've given up two-straight district losses, 21-14 to Deer Creek (1-4, 1-1) and 10-7 to Putnam City West (4-1, 2-0). The Pioneers traveled to Putnam Friday and trailed 10-7 with 3:34 left and a fourth and goal conundrum. They went for the touchdown instead of the field goal and were stuffed. The Stillwater defense was stout through the game, giving up only ten rushing yards till the final minutes when the PC QB scrambled 81 yards and nearly scored. The Pioneers rallied for turnover on downs deep in their red, but QB Garrett Leming threw an interception three plays later. Leming only completed 2 of 12 passes for 10 yards with 3 interceptions. The run game was strong with the Pioneers, however, with a little over 200 yards between three carriers. 

The Pick: Lawton 23, Stillwater 10

No. 7 Putnam City West Patriots (8) vs No. 8 Putnam City Pirates (6) 

A rivalry game with major district implications; Putnam City (3-2, 1-1) and Putnam West (4-1, 2-0) are both top dogs in their district and both have a lot to play for. The Patriots look to continue their undefeated district winning streak and hold themselves to a one-loss season. The Pirates need to reassert themselves after going down 26-14 against Lawton.

The Patriots won a close one over Stillwater (2-3, 0-2), only coming up with a 10-7 victory, but it was a victory nonetheless. They're one of only two teams left without a district loss and are shaping up to possibly make their first playoff appearance of the twenty-first century. They have already matched their record from last season, their best since 2000, and can only go up from here. QB Trey Gooch and Memphis commit WR Nick Robinson have brought heavy offense all season until they encountered Stillwater, and hope to build momentum before their crucial match up against Midwest City next week.

The Pirates have only two losses this season, both to solid opponents in Bixby (2-3, 0-1) and Lawton (2-3, 1-1). QB A.J. Newsome was 12-28-168-0 passing against Lawton and led on the ground with 20 carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns. The special teams were impressive, averaging fifteen yards per kick return and 29 yards per punt return. 

The Pick: Putnam West 23, Putnam City 21.

No. 9 Deer Creek Antlers (9) vs No. 10 Enid Plainsmen (12)

Deer Creek (1-4, 1-1) has had a hell of a schedule this year, starting the season with three straight losses to top-ten 6A-I opponents before finally finding a win against Stillwater. In week two of districts they went up against Midwest City and were shutout 35-0, their first shutout loss since 2011. The Antlers were held to a mere 78 yards of total offense and three first downs. QB Hunter Freese completed only 6 of 18 passes for 45 yards and was sacked three times. With the exception of the last game, the Antlers have actually played fairly well this season, averaging 24 points per game in their first four encounters, before being smothered by the powerful Bomber defense.

Enid (2-3, 1-1) secured a big upset over Choctaw (2-3, 0-2) last week, coming from behind for a 43-39 win. The Plainsmen averaged 5 yards per carry for 236 total, and first-time starting QB Mason Skrimager was 31 of 41 for 233 passing with no interceptions.

The Pick: No consensus. Scott Emigh says 28-14 Deer Creek, Virgil Noah says 28-14 Enid.

No. 13 Bartlesville Bruins (13) 

The Bartlesville Bruins (2-3, 1-1) will take a bye week after winning a district match against Ponca City (1-4, 0-2) Friday night. QB Garrett Meidl was 16-26-294-1 with three touchdowns; two by air and one on the ground. 


District Two Standings

2-0 Booker T Washington
2-0 Muskogee
1-0 Sand Springs
1-1 Bartlesville

0-1 Bixby
0-2 Ponca City
0-2 Sapulpa

District One Standings

2-0 Putnam West
2-0 Midwest City
1-1 Lawton
1-1 Putnam City

1-1 Deer Creek
1-1 Enid
0-2 Choctaw
0-2 Stillwater


Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief Record: 18-8, 69.2%   

Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Record: 18-8, 69.2%

 

Virgil Noah, Staff Writer Record: 14-12, 54%

Virgil Noah, Staff Writer
Record: 14-12, 54%