CPHS Football Preview: Booker T. Washington and the Sandites' playoff prayer

Lane Lettich ran for 131 yards and a touchdown  in a 2015 Semifinal victory over Booker T. Washington. (Photo: Austin Evans).

Lane Lettich ran for 131 yards and a touchdown in a 2015 Semifinal victory over Booker T. Washington. (Photo: Austin Evans).

Class 6A-II No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School (3-6, 2-4) travels to No. 5 Booker T. Washington (6-3, 5-1) to wrap up the regular season, but despite their losing record, their season might not end there.

This will be the Sandites’ first losing season since 2011, but thanks to circular losses, there’s still a slim chance that they could extend their six-year playoff run with a little help from Ponca City. Technically they could also finish with a winning record if they win out for the gold ball. Stranger things have happened.

Bixby, Booker T., and Muskogee have the top three spots on lock, but the bottom berth is still open for discussion. Sapulpa will more than likely win it, but with two key upsets the Sandites could sneak past them.

First, Sand Springs has to beat Booker T. Second, Ponca City has to knock off Sapulpa. Neither is likely, and the latter is far less likely than the former, but neither is impossible.

Sapulpa owns the No. 5 offense and the Wildcats are tenth in defense. Sapulpa has the No. 9 defense against Ponca’s No. 13 offense. Far from an even matchup.

In the long shot chance that Ponca City upsets Sapulpa, it’ll drop the Chieftains to 3-4 in district play. If Sand Springs beats Booker T., they’ll improve to 3-4. Bartlesville and Shawnee will play each other in Week Ten, and the winner will improve to 3-4, creating a three-way tie for the playoff berth.

Sapulpa beat both Bartlesville and Shawnee. Sand Springs beat Sapulpa but lost to Bartlesville and Shawnee. The head-to-head record will be 1-1 for all three teams, leaving the tie-breaker to district points. That’s where Sand Springs has the edge. Bartlesville could only finish with -19 at most. Shawnee could only finish with -33 at most. If Sapulpa loses by only a single point they’ll have -24. If Sand Springs wins by only a single point they’ll have -3 to clench the playoff berth.

The Sandites won’t have any say on what goes down in Sapulpa, but they can do their part by upsetting the defending State Champions at 7:00 p.m. in Tulsa.

SE Williams Stadium
1514 East Zion Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
6-0 Bixby (89 district points)
5-1 Booker T. Washington (61)
4-2 Muskogee (32)
3-3 Sapulpa (-23)
2-4 Bartlesville (-34)
2-4 Shawnee (-48)
2-4 Sand Springs (-4)
0-6 Ponca City (-73)

Last Week

Sand Springs put together four quarters of good football for the third time this season thanks to a dominant performance from the offensive line, propelling Caden Pennington to a career-best performance. Pennington was 8-9-123-0 by air for one touchdown and 28-212 on the ground for six scores.

The Sandites amassed 474 yards, 351 on the ground, in their highest-scoring performance of the season. The defense surrendered 303 yards to the No. 5 offense in 6A-II, forcing three punts and one turnover on downs to hold the Chieftains to their season average.

Booker T. Washington had a lackluster performance against a winless Ponca City, suffering a 7-0 first half shutout before rallying with 27 unanswered points in the second half. Defensively they gave up only 91 yards on four receptions and 50 yards on 38 carries.

This Season

The Sandites have had a tough year with three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing. They led Muskogee to start the fourth quarter, led Bartlesville till the final five seconds, and lost to Shawnee in overtime. Despite the rough start, they have been heavy competitors in the majority of their games and their hard work paid off with a Week Nine Senior Night rivalry upset. They could just as easily be 6-3, 5-1 right now.

The Hornets got off to a rough start and didn’t improve to a winning record till Week Seven, though only one of their losses came at the hands of an Oklahoma team. A major second-half team, they average only two points in the first quarter, ten in the first half, and 22 in the second half. They’ve suffered seven first-quarter shutouts and came back to win four of those. They suffered four first-half shutouts and came back to win one of those.

No. 10 Sand Springs (3-6, 2-4)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (4-4)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-9)
13-49 @ Greenwood (8-1)
35-14 @ Ponca City (0-9)
20-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-7)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (6-3)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (3-6)
0-35 vs. Bixby (8-1)
48-34 vs. Sapulpa (6-3)

No. 5 Booker T. Washington (6-3, 5-1)

28-29 @ North Little Rock (9-0)
24-14 vs. Bishop Kelley (7-2)
7-36 vs. Horn Lake (10-0)
27-7 @ Ponca City (0-9)
54-0 vs. Shawnee (2-7)
47-26 vs. Muskogee (6-3)
43-6 vs. Bartlesville (3-6)
7-21 @ Bixby (8-1)
20-3 @ Sapulpa (6-3)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 33 CPHS 27
First Downs: Opp 16, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 2/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 9-85, CPHS 7-63.
Passing: Opp 11-18-145-0, CPHS 9-16-124-1.
Rushing: Opp 39-215, CPHS 42-238.
Offense: Opp 57-361, CPHS 58-363.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth-year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 63-66 record. They are riding an all-time program-best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths.. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception and made it to the finals in 2015. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Booker T. Washington went 12-1 last year, ending Bixby’s reign as 6A-II State Champs. Head Coach Brad Calip is in his third-year at the helm with a 32-13 career record. The Hornets are also on a six-year playoff streak. Last year was their first trip to the 6A-II finals. They own nine State titles, coming in 2017, 2010, 2008, 1984, 1973, 1971, 1969, 1968, and 1967.

The Series (Booker T. Washington 14-7)

The Sandite-Hornet rivalry is a short one, dating back to only 1986 overall and 2012 in its current series. The Hornets won 8-4 from 1986-1997, won back-to-back in 2006-2007, and are 4-3 in the current series.

Booker T. holds the record for most points scored in a game with a 62-28 win in 2006, which was also the highest-scoring game overall. Their biggest win came in 1992 at 48-7. Sand Springs’s highest-scoring game was a 42-38 win in 2013. Their biggest victory was 21-7 in 2012.

The Hornets’ longest win-streak is three games (1988-1990 and 1992-1994) and the Sandites have only won back-to-back once from 2012-2013. Washington owns two shutouts, including a 40-0 beat down last season. The Sandites have never shut out the Hornets.

Sand Springs and Booker T. have only met twice in the same season one time in series history and that was in 2015. The Hornets won 17-14 in the regular season, but Sand Springs prevailed 30-23 in the semifinals at Sapulpa’s George F. Collins Stadium.

1986: Booker T. Washington 42-21
1987: Sand Springs 15-12
1988: Booker T. Washington 28-14
1989: Booker T. Washington 35-0
1990: Booker T. Washington 31-16
1991: Sand Springs 15-14
1992: Booker T. Washington 48-7
1993: Booker T. Washington 21-14
1994: Booker T. Washington 28-6
1995: Sand Springs 14-10
1996: Booker T. Washington 34-6
1997: Sand Springs 23-15
2006: Booker T. Washington 62-28
2007: Booker T. Washington 23-7
2012: Sand Springs 21-7
2013: Sand Springs 42-38
2014: Booker T. Washington 42-35
2015: Booker T. Washington 17-14
2015: Sand Springs 30-23 (Semifinals)
2016: Booker T. Washington 17-12
2017: Booker T. Washington 40-0

2018 State Leaders

Passing
78-139-1076-6, 12TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
22-360, 5TD Hawkins
20-224, 3TD Snodgrass
11-166, 1TD Foster
10-157, 2TD Roberts
2-70, 1TD Roe

Rushing
124-882, 7TD Mackey
127-661, 12TD Pennington
95-471, 4TD Wilkerson
15-71 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
13-196 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-31 King
3-31 Roe

Kick-Avg
45-33 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
17-32 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
27/30 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
96 Cramer
43 Bratcher
37 Haley
32 Peterman
30 Adcock

For Loss
9-19 Bratcher
8-17 Cramer
6-23 Myers
6-16 Peterman
5-9 Glass

Sacks
4-17 Myers
3-11 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
6 Adcock
5 Haley
4 Bratcher
2 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley
1 Hawkins

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
2 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview: Sandites ride four-year win streak into 92nd Highway 97 Rivalry game - presented by YellowHouse Market & Boutique

Payton Scott ran for 352 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-16 victory at Sapulpa in 2017. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

Payton Scott ran for 352 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-16 victory at Sapulpa in 2017. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

Sand Springs football’s longest-running series will be renewed for the 89th-straight year this Friday when Class 6A-II No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School (2-6, 1-4) hosts No. 7 Sapulpa (6-2, 3-2) at 7:00 p.m.

The Sandites are riding a four-year win streak against their Highway 97 rivals. For many in the two towns, a win over their biggest competitors is valued every bit as much as a winning record or playoff appearance.

Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

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OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
5-0 Bixby (74 district points)
4-1 Booker T. Washington (46)
3-2 Sapulpa (-9)
3-2 Muskogee (17)
2-3 Bartlesville (-19)
2-3 Shawnee (-33)
1-4 Sand Springs (-18)
0-5 Ponca City (-58)

Last Week

The Sandites suffered their first shutout in a year, and first-ever shutout at the hands of the Bixby Spartans. The district front-runners dominated the first half 28-0 before the Sandite defense held them to a single score in the second half.

Caden Pennington, who had only thrown three interceptions heading into the matchup, doubled that number in a turnover-plagued battle. He was 5-14-84-3 by air, with Colton Roberts catching three of those for 64 yards. Trey Wilkerson led the ground effort with thirteen carries for 64 yards, followed by Pennington with seventeen carries for 35 yards. Pennington actually grossed 71 yards, but was sacked four times for heavy losses.

Cameron Smith had his busiest night of the season with five punts for an average of 33 yards. Jacob Snodgrass averaged fourteen yards on his two kick returns. The Sand Springs secondary had a season-best seven pass breakups with one interception from Daren Hawkins. Jerret Haley recorded four tackles and three breakups, and Justis Myers recorded two tackles for loss including a five-yard sack. Joel Mackey blocked a 45-yard field goal attempt.

The Sandite defense was stellar in the second half, giving up only one score on six possessions and five scores on twelve possessions overall. They forced two punts and three turnovers on downs.

Sapulpa outpaced Shawnee 63-35 after an insane second half. The game tied at 21-21, 28-28, and 35-35 before the Chieftains finally pulled away. An onside kick and ensuing possession gave way to the final lead shortly before the end of the third. Sapulpa rattled off four unanswered touchdowns, including a pick six.

Eli Williams led the Chieftain offense with a 7-9-148 passing performance and 114 yards on the ground. Te’zohn Taft recorded 22 carries for 212 yards.

This Season

The Sandites have had a tough year with three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing. Their only wins are against winless teams, but they have been heavy competitors in the majority of their games. They led Muskogee to start the fourth quarter, led Bartlesville till the final five seconds, and lost to Shawnee in overtime. They could just as easily be 5-3, 4-1 right now.

Sapulpa is on their first winning season since 2013 after two-straight 1-9 years. Despite the records, Sapulpa isn’t too much better than Sand Springs and things could easily go either way. While Sand Springs scheduled two out-of-state powerhouses in their non-district schedule, Sapulpa took on three run-of-the-mill 5A teams. However, they pulled off solid wins against three teams the Sandites lost to.

Against mutual opponents the Sandites are 0-4 with an average score of 19 to 33, while the Chieftains are 3-1 scoring 44 and allowing 47.

No. 11 Sand Springs (2-6, 1-4)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (4-2)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-8)
13-49 @ Greenwood (6-1)
35-14 @ Ponca City (0-8)
20-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-6)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (5-3)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (3-5)
0-35 vs. Bixby (7-1)

No. 7 Sapulpa (6-2, 3-2)

34-13 vs. Edison Prep (4-4)
27-7 vs. Claremore (5-3)
49-12 @ East Central (3-5)
3-20 vs. Booker T. Washington (5-3)
63-35 @ Shawnee (2-6)
49-48, OT vs. Muskogee (5-3)
63-58 @ Bartlesville (3-5)
0-45 vs. Bixby (7-1)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 33 CPHS 24
First Downs: Opp 17, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 9-86, CPHS 7-57.
Passing: Opp 11-18-154-0, CPHS 9-16-125-1.
Rushing: Opp 40-213, CPHS 40-224.
Offense: Opp 58-368, CPHS 56-349.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 62-66 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Sapulpa is coming off a 1-9 season, led by third-year Head Coach Robert Borgstadt (8-20). They are in their first winning season since 2013, which was also their last playoff appearance. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception and have never won a gold ball.

The Series (Sapulpa 44-42-5)

The two teams first met in 1922 with a 36-0 Chieftain shutout. Shutouts were a recurring theme for many years, but it’s been more than a decade since the last. Sand Springs has shut out the Chieftains sixteen times, and has been shut out seventeen times. The last blanking came in 2003 when Sapulpa prevailed 40-0 against a winless Sandite team.

Sapulpa’s biggest victory came in 2002, also against an 0-10 Sandite team, at 60-19. That was also the only time either team has ever scored fifty or more points in the series. The biggest shootout came in 2009 when Sand Springs prevailed 49-45. The Sandites’ biggest win was 48-13 in 2008.

The Highway 97 Rivalry hasn’t gone into overtime since 2010, hasn’t ended in a tie since 1964, and has only seen one post-season meeting. Sapulpa won the last overtime game 21-14 and Sand Springs won the lone playoff game 42-14 in 1997.

Sapulpa Head Coach Robert Borgstadt was the Defensive Coordinator in Sand Springs from 2011 to 2015, helping the Sandites to a 32-24 record during that time, culminating in a State Finals appearance in his last year. He has yet to win a game against his former team.

Sapulpa Offensive Coordinator Ryan Nolan coached Wide Receivers at Sand Springs in 2014. Wide Receivers Coach Tim Beacham was the Head Coach at Sand Springs from 2002-2003 when the Sandites went 0-20.

The towns have so much rivalry they even launched an alumni game in 2014. Sapulpa won in 2014 and 2017. Sand Springs won in 2015 and 2016, and the game was cancelled in 2018 due to low registration. It is expected to move to a biennial format in 2019.

1922: Sapulpa 36-0.
1928: Sand Springs 14-13.
1930: Sapulpa 7-6.
1931: Sand Springs 34-6.
1932: Sapulpa 14-13.
1933: Sapulpa 7-0.
1934: Sapulpa 12-6.
1935: Tied 0-0.
1936: Sand Springs 13-0.
1937: Sand Springs 13-0.
1938: Sand Springs 6-0.
1939: Sapulpa 12-0.
1940: Sapulpa 26-7.
1941: Sand Springs 6-0.
1942: Sand Springs 19-7.
1943: Sand Springs 12-0.
1944: Sapulpa 8-0.
1945: Sapulpa 14-0.
1946: Sapulpa 7-0.
1947: Sand Springs 7-0.
1948: Sapulpa 19-12.
1949: Sapulpa 26-0.
1950: Sapulpa 46-7.
1951: Sapulpa 27-6.
1952: Sand Springs 20-0.
1953: Tied 6-6.
1954: Tied 14-14.
1955: Sapulpa 20-0.
1956: Sapulpa 27-6.
1957: Sapulpa 21-8.
1958: Sapulpa 12-6.
1959: Sand Springs 10-0.
1960: Sand Springs 19-14.
1961: Sapulpa 14-8.
1962: Tied 0-0.
1963: Sand Springs 26-0.
1964: Tied 6-6.
1965: Sand Springs 12-0.
1966: Sand Springs 21-7.
1967: Sapulpa 14-0.
1968: Sapulpa 34-0.
1969: Sand Springs 42-15.
1970: Sapulpa 30-7.
1971: Sapulpa 13-10.
1972: Sapulpa 7-0.
1973: Sapulpa 21-14.
1974: Sand Springs 17-7.
1975: Sapulpa 13-6.
1976: Sand Springs 13-12.
1977: Sand Springs 21-7.
1978: Sapulpa 34-7.
1979: Sapulpa 20-13.
1980: Sand Springs 18-0.
1981: Sand Springs 27-12.
1982: Sapulpa 10-0.
1983: Sapulpa 35-9.
1984: Sapulpa 8-3.
1985: Sand Springs 14-0.
1986: Sapulpa 12-7.
1987: Sand Springs 33-7.
1988: Sapulpa 27-20.
1989: Sapulpa 31-0.
1990: Sand Springs 28-14.
1991: Sand Springs 31-0.
1992: Sand Springs 21-14.
1993: Sand Springs 35-9.
1994: Sapulpa 28-20.
1995: Sand Springs 23-6.
1996: Sand Springs 24-21.
1997: Sand Springs 17-13.
1997: Sand Springs 42-14 (Playoffs).
1998: Sand Springs 18-0.
1999: Sapulpa 24-0.
2000: Sand Springs 35-14.
2001: Sapulpa 35-7.
2002: Sapulpa 60-19.
2003: Sapulpa 40-0.
2004: Sapulpa 37-8.
2005: Sapulpa 33-20.
2006: Sand Springs 24-17.
2007: Sand Springs 36-21.
2008: Sand Springs 48-13.
2009: Sand Springs 49-45.
2010: Sapulpa 21-14, OT.
2011: Sapulpa 28-21.
2012: Sand Springs 28-21.
2013: Sapulpa 49-32.
2014: Sand Springs 35-13.
2015: Sand Springs 44-10.
2016: Sand Springs 35-7.
2017: Sand Springs 31-16.

2018 Stat Leaders

Passing
70-130-956-6, 11TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
17-283, 5TD Hawkins
20-224, 3TD Snodgrass
11-166, 1TD Foster
8-138, 1TD Roberts
2-70, 1TD Roe

Rushing
110-807, 7TD Mackey
99-449, 6TD Pennington
79-404, 4TD Wilkerson
14-74 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
11-159 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-26 Jones
2-22 Roe

Kick-Avg
37-33 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
15-33 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
21/24 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
88 Cramer
39 Bratcher
33 Haley
29 Peterman
27 Adcock

For Loss
8-17 Cramer
7-13 Bratcher
5-9 Glass
5-9 Peterman
4-17 Myers

Sacks
2-11 Myers
1-5 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
5 Adcock
4 Bratcher
4 Haley
2 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley
1 Hawkins

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
2 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview: Sandites host No. 2 Bixby Thursday

Hunter Greathouse leads the Sandites in a 2016 State Title game against the Bixby Spartans. (Photo: Austin Evans).

Hunter Greathouse leads the Sandites in a 2016 State Title game against the Bixby Spartans. (Photo: Austin Evans).

The Class 6A-II No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School football team (2-5, 1-3) notched their first district win 35-14 at Ponca City last week. The Sandites are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, though they could technically still make it if they win out.

To do so they’ll need three-straight upsets, starting with No. 2 Bixby (6-1, 4-0) this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
4-0 Bixby (59 district points)
3-1 Muskogee (32)
3-1 Booker T. Washington (31)
2-2 Shawnee (-18)
2-2 Sapulpa (-24)
1-3 Bartlesville (-33)
1-3 Sand Springs (-3)
0-4 Ponca City (-44)

Last Week

The Sandites snapped a four-game losing streak with a dominant 35-14 performance in Ponca City (0-7, 0-4). Caden Pennington was 14-22-165-1 passing and 8-64 on the ground for four total touchdowns. Trey Wilkerson led the rush with eight carries for 75 yards and a score. Jacob Snodgrass and Braden Foster each had five receptions for 51 yards, with Snodgrass hauling in a touchdown. Jaden Weiser went 5/5 on PATs.

Hayden Cramer and JT Bristow led a successful defense that racked up 29 yards on eight tackles for loss with four zero-gain stops. The Wildcats managed only 3.5 yards per play and 2.7 yards per carry, while Luke Bratcher and Lucas Adcock provided excellent pass coverage, limiting Justin Andrews to six completions on eighteen attempts. Ponca was forced to punt four times, gave up four turnovers on downs, and was limited to only six plays and eighteen yards per possession.

The Spartans thumped Sapulpa 65-6 in their second-biggest win of the season with a 30-0 first half shutout.

This Season

The Sandites started strong, despite an opening week loss to a tough Texas program. They easily handled a still winless Putnam City team, but things took a downward turn from there. After an unsurprising loss to a powerhouse Arkansas team they suffered three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing. The Sandites own the No. 9 offense in Class 6A-II.

Bixby is riding a six-game win streak after a 28-14 season-opening loss to Jenks. Since then they’ve recorded two shutouts and hung half a hundred on three different opponents.

No. 11 Sand Springs (2-5, 1-3)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (3-2)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-6)
13-49 @ Greenwood (5-1)
23-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-4)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (4-2)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (2-4)
35-14 @ Ponca City (0-7)

No. 2 Bixby (6-1, 4-0)

14-28 vs. Jenks (6-1)
36-33 vs. Mansfield Timberview (3-3)
64-0 vs. Putnam City (0-7)
45-0 @ Sapulpa (5-2)
21-7 vs. Booker T. Washington (4-3)
57-20 @ Ponca City (0-7)
65-6 vs. Bartlesville (2-5)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 32 CPHS 28
First Downs: Opp 17, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 2/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 8-80, CPHS 7-58.
Passing: Opp 11-18-151-0, CPHS 9-17-130-0.
Rushing: Opp 41-213, CPHS 39-237.
Offense: Opp 59-363, CPHS 56-368.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 62-65 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

The Spartans are coming off an 8-5 season, led by ninth-year Head Coach Loren Montgomery (72-39), a product of Sand Springs during the L.D. Baines era. The Spartans won their first three State Titles in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and came in runner-up last year, all at the 6A-II level.

The Series (Bixby 16-12)

The two teams first met in 1922 during the fourth year of Sandite football when Bixby edged out A.R. Bateman’s Sandites 19-14. Sand Springs won the next two meetings in 1926 and 1927 and the schools didn’t battle again till 1980.

Sand Springs and Bixby split a six-year series in the 1980s, with the lowest-scoring game occurring in 1984 with a 5-3 Sandite victory.

Sand Springs won a 5-3 series in the 1990s. The only overtime game came in 1992 with the Spartans winning 20-17, then Sand Springs notched the first shut out in 1997 at 19-0.

The Spartans have dominated the modern era 9-2 since the series was resurrected in 2010, when the Spartans won a 48-35 shootout in the highest-scoring affair yet.

Things have been particularly competitive since the inception of 6A-II and the teams have met three times in the post-season. The Sandites made their first Semifinal appearance since 1997 in 2014 but were missing their starting kicker, starting quarterback, leading receiver, and the two leading tacklers. They were knocked out 41-14 by the Spartans after losing only 34-31 two weeks prior.

The Sandites shocked the Spartans in 2015 with a 20-0 senior night shutout, their first shutout loss since 2008. They got payback in the post season with a 38-28 State Championship win in the Sandites’ first title game since 1966.

Bixby won the next three meetings after that and their four-straight win streak is the longest streak in the series. They knocked Sand Springs out of the semifinals again in 2016 and won last year’s match 41-21.

1922: Bixby 19-14
1926: Sand Springs 30-12
1927: Sand Springs 20-6
1980: Sand Springs 10-7
1981: Bixby 14-12
1982: Bixby 32-6
1983: Bixby 21-4
1984: Sand Springs 5-3
1985: Sand Springs 14-3
1992: Bixby 20-17, OT
1993: Sand Springs 26-20
1994: Sand Springs 33-7
1995: Bixby 17-10
1996: Sand Springs 28-7
1997: Sand Springs 19-0
1998: Sand Springs 30-6
1999: Bixby 23-7
2010: Bixby 48-35
2011: Bixby 43-23
2012: Sand Springs 21-7
2013: Bixby 35-21
2014: Bixby 34-31
2014: Bixby 41-14 (State Semifinals)
2015: Sand Springs 20-0
2015: Bixby 38-28 (State Finals)
2016: Bixby 35-19
2016: Bixby 35-21 (State Semifinals)
2017: Bixby 41-21

2018 Stat Leaders

Passing
65-116-872-3, 11TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
16-276, 5TD Hawkins
20-224, 3TD Snodgrass
10-153, 1TD Foster
5-74, 1TD Roberts
2-70, 1TD Roe

Rushing
103-805, 7TD Mackey
82-414, 6TD Pennington
66-340, 4TD Wilkerson
11-68 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
9-132 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-26 Jones
2-22 Roe

Kick-Avg
36-34 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
10-33 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
21/24 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
83 Cramer
36 Bratcher
29 Haley
24 Peterman
22 Adcock

For Loss
8-17 Cramer
5-9 Glass
5-9 Bratcher
5-9 Peterman
2-10 Myers

Sacks
1-6 Myers
1-5 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
4 Adcock
3 Bratcher
1 Dudley
1 Haley
1 Jones
1 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
1 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview: Sandites ride six-year win streak into Ponca City meeting

University of Central Oklahoma freshman Payton Scott ran for 284 yards and five touchdowns on only 25 carries in last year’s lopsided 42-7 victory.

The Class 6A-II No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School football team (1-5, 0-3) is still looking for their first district win, though at this point they’ll need to win out to make the playoffs.

The Sandites will have a good shot at snapping their four-game losing streak when they travel to a winless Ponca City (0-6, 0-3) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Sullins Stadium
927 North 5th Street
Ponca City, OK 74601

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
3-0 Bixby (44 district points)
2-1 Booker T. Washington (16)
2-1 Sapulpa (-9)
2-1 Muskogee (23)
2-1 Shawnee (-9)
1-2 Bartlesville (-18)
0-3 Sand Springs (-18)
0-3 Ponca City (-29)

Last Week

The Sandites had homecoming spoiled 29-27 by Bartlesville despite owning a 20-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Caden Pennington led the offense with a 6-13-138-1 passing performance for three touchdowns and a 13-95 run game. Daren Hawkins caught four passes for 90 yards and two scores and Braden Foster caught two throws for 48 yards and a touchdown. Joel Mackey carried 10-69 for one touchdown and Jaden Weiser was three-for-three on extra point kicks. Luke Bratcher had a forced fumble, Kaden Glass had a recovery, and Mackey blocked a PAT.

Ponca had their second-biggest offensive showing of the season, scoring twenty points against Bixby, but also gave up 57 in their worst defensive allowance.

This Season

The Sandites started strong, despite an opening week loss to a strong Texas program. They easily handled a still winless Putnam City team, but things took a downward turn from there. After an unsurprising loss to a powerhouse Arkansas team they suffered three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing.

Ponca is riding an eleven game losing streak that that Sandites kicked off last year. They’ve played a fairly tough schedule including two undefeated 5A teams and average 13.5 points per game.

No. 11 Sand Springs (1-5, 0-3)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (3-2)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-6)
13-49 @ Greenwood (5-1)
23-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-4)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (4-2)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (2-4)

No. 15 Ponca City (0-6, 0-3)

13-20 vs. Enid (1-5)
14-28 @ Guthrie (6-0)
0-28 vs. Collinsville (6-0)
27-32 @ Shawnee (2-4)
7-16 @ Muskogee (4-2)
20-57 vs. Bixby (5-1)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 35 CPHS 27
First Downs: Opp 18, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 8-74, CPHS 7-49.
Passing: Opp 12-18-159-0, CPHS 9-16-125-0.
Rushing: Opp 41-229, CPHS 41-243.
Offense: Opp 59-388, CPHS 57-368.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 61-65 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Ponca City coming off a 1-9 season and is led by first-year Head Coach Scott Harmon with a 127-55 record in sixteen seasons at lower classifications. The Wildcats haven’t had a winning season since 2005. They have never won a football title.

The Series (Sand Springs 25-18-1)

The Ponca City series was an exciting one from the very beginning. The first installment was in 1952 when the Wildcats knocked Cecil Hankins’s District Champions out of the playoffs in a home Thanksgiving Day battle. The next year resulted in a 7-7 tie. In 1954, with future MLB 3X World Series champion Jerry Adair at quarterback, the Sandites rallied from a 20-0 deficit to a 21-20 victory.

The series took a hiatus until 1961, when Ponca won handily, then stalled again till 1978. Sand Springs became the first team to win back-to-back meetings in 1981 with a 31-24 triple overtime win on the road.

The Wildcats won three in a row from 1984 to 1986, then Sand Springs won four in a row from 1987 to 1990, including the series’ first shutouts of 20-0 in 1988 and 28-0 in 1990. The Sandites won another streak of four from 1996-1999, then Ponca dominated from 2000 to 2005.

The Wildcats scored 40+ points in three-straight games during the dark ages of Sandite football. Sand Springs lost 28-straight games from 2001-2004, including a 41-0 shutout in 2004 and the Wildcats’ most lopsided victory at 48-2 in 2003.

Brad Odom’s Sandites snapped the losing streak in 2006 with a 21-0 shutout and they won five-straight from there. 2008 saw a wild 45-42 Sandite shootout victory. Sand Springs went 1-9 in 2010, but found their lone victory 35-28 against Ponca.

The Wildcats’ last victory came in 2011, and the Sandites are riding a six-game win streak. Sand Springs scored a series-best 57-7 win in 2013, and the highest-scoring meeting between the two teams came in 2016 at 56-35. Last year Payton Scott scored five touchdowns in a 42-7 road win.

1952: Ponca City 27-9
1953: Tie 7-7
1954: Sand Springs 21-20
1961: Ponca City 35-6
1978: Sand Springs 25-18
1979: Ponca City 30-9
1980: Sand Springs 17-13
1981: Sand Springs 31-24, 3OT
1982: Ponca City 28-12
1983: Sand Springs 13-2
1984: Ponca City 28-14
1985: Ponca City 14-13
1986: Ponca City 26-14
1987: Sand Springs 14-13
1988: Sand Springs 20-0
1989: Sand Springs 22-15
1990: Sand Springs 28-0
1991: Ponca City 21-13
1992: Sand Springs 17-10
1993: Ponca City 14-7
1994: Ponca City 30-14
1995: Ponca City 17-14
1996: Sand Springs 35-16
1997: Sand Springs 20-6
1998: Sand Springs 19-7
1999: Sand Springs 26-0
2000: Ponca City 28-10
2001: Ponca City 42-14
2002: Ponca City 41-22
2003: Ponca City 48-2
2004: Ponca City 41-0
2005: Ponca City 38-12
2006: Sand Springs 21-0
2007: Sand Springs 21-19
2008: Sand Springs 45-42
2009: Sand Springs 31-10
2010: Sand Springs 35-28
2011: Ponca City 35-31
2012: Sand Springs 47-17
2013: Sand Springs 57-7
2014: Sand Springs 31-7
2015: Sand Springs 44-21
2016: Sand Springs 56-35
2017: Sand Springs 42-7

2018 Stat Leaders

Passing
51-94-707-2, 9TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
16-276, 5TD Hawkins
15-173, 2TD Snodgrass
5-102, 1TD Foster
4-68, 1TD Roberts
4-53 Mackey

Rushing
96-749, 7TD Mackey
74-350, 4TD Pennington
58-265, 3TD Wilkerson
5-42 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
7-90 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-26 Jones
2-22 Roe

Kick-Avg
30-34 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
9-34 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
16/19 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
74 Cramer
32 Bratcher
24 Haley
21 Glass
20 Peterman

For Loss
5-12 Cramer
5-9 Glass
4-8 Bratcher
4-8 Peterman
2-10 Myers

Sacks
1-6 Myers
1-5 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
3 Adcock
2 Bratcher

Interceptions
1 Dudley

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
1 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview presented by Kelly Smith - Farmer's Insurance

The Class 6A-II No. 9 ranked Charles Page High School football team (1-4, 0-2) is still looking for their first district win, making Friday’s Homecoming bout with No. 12 Bartlesville (1-4, 0-2) all the more crucial.

The two teams have identical records and both need to start winning ASAP if they hope to make the playoffs.

While the game will be played Friday, the Sand Springs Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the downtown Triangle District. Following the parade, there will be a prayer rally for Head Coach Dustin Kinard at the Ed Dubie Field House at 7:30 p.m. Kinard was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned prior to the game on Friday.

CPHS Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
2-0 Bixby (29 district points)
2-0 Muskogee (24)
2-0 Shawnee (6)
1-1 Booker T. Washington (1)
1-1 Sapulpa (-10)
0-2 Ponca City (-14)
0-2 Sand Springs (-16)
0-2 Bartlesville (-20)

Last Week

Sand Springs had an excellent showing in a home game against Muskogee and led 27-24 heading into the fourth quarter before the Roughers rattled off 21 unanswered points to close the night. Caden Pennington scored on a 29-yard run and a 60-yard pass to Daren Hawkins. Joel Mackey scored on a 29-yard run and Trey Wilkerson scored on a 27-yard run.

Jaden Weiser was three-for-three on extra points. Pennington was 5-14-80-0 passing and Mackey led the ground at 15-100. The offensive line opened up huge blocks all night long and the defense was solid as well. The Roughers began to shut down the ground game in the third, however, and the Sandites failed to adjust.

DeAndre Young ran for 284 yards and five touchdowns in the Bruins’ 63-58 shootout loss at Sapulpa, and Laken Clowdus ran for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

This Season

No. 9 Sand Springs (1-4, 0-2)

28-41 L vs. Mansfield Summit (3-2)
45-24 W @ No. 16 Putnam City (0-5)
13-49 L @ AR 6A No. 2 Greenwood (4-1)
23-23, OT L @ No. 14 Shawnee (2-3)
27-45 L vs. No. 7 Muskogee (4-1)

No. 12 Bartlesville (1-4, 0-2)

21-14 W @ Claremore (2-3)
27-34 L @ 5A No. 4 Collinsville (5-0)
7-33 L vs. No. 6 Del City (4-1)
6-43 L @ No. 3 Booker T. Washington (2-3)
58-63 L vs. No. 10 Sapulpa (4-1)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 36 CPHS 27
First Downs: Opp 18, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 1/1.
Penalties: Opp 8-73, CPHS 6-48.
Passing: Opp 12-17-147-0, CPHS 9-16-122-0.
Rushing: Opp 39-236, CPHS 41-245.
Offense: Opp 56-383, CPHS 58-367.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 61-64 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Bartlesville is coming off a 1-8 season, led by first year Head Coach Lee Blankenship who holds a 61-30 career record. The Bruins have been in Class 6A-II since its inception but haven’t made the playoffs since a 10-2 season in 2015. They have never won a State Title in football.

The Series (Bartlesville 38-25)

The Bartlesville-Sand Springs series dates back to the very first year of Sand Springs football, when the Sandites defeated Bartlesville Central High 19-7 under Head Coach Ivan Grover. Sand Springs High School and the Yellowjackets split the series 3-3 before Central High School was converted to a junior high in 1939.

College High, which lasted from 1939 to 1982, won an intermittent series with the Sandites 10-4. The Sooner High Spartans (1966-1982) also led their series 6-3.

The rivalry renewed in 1982, the very first year after Sooner High and College High unified as Bartlesville High School under a new mascot, the Bruin. The two teams met annually through 1997 and the Bruins led that series 11-5 including a seven-year win streak. After a two-year hiatus, they met again from 2000 to present and the Sandites lead that run 10-8.

Sand Springs won the last two meetings handily, 55-13 last year and 47-28 in 2016. They won a 28-27 Homecoming thriller in 2014 and a 34-0 Homecoming shutout in 2011. The Bruins haven’t beaten Sand Springs at Memorial Stadium since 2009. The Sandites have shut out Bartlesville eight times in program history, and have been shut out ten times.

Last year Payton Scott, currently redshirting at the University of Central Oklahoma, set the all time school record with a 47-507, 7TD rushing performance in a 55-13 win over Bartlesville.

Bartlesville Central (3-3)
1919: Sand Springs 19-7
1920: Central 43-7
1921: Sand Springs 22-6
1922: Central 6-0
1929: Sand Springs 12-0
1930: Central 20-6

Sooner High (3-6)
1970: Sooner 29-0
1971: Sooner 21-6
1972: Sooner 41-7
1973: Sand Springs 34-22
1974: Sooner 28-9
1975: Sooner 28-6
1976: Sooner 6-0
1977: Sand Springs 21-0
1979: Sand Springs 8-0

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

Bartlesville High (15-19)
1982: Bartlesville 14-0
1983: Bartlesville 24-21
1984: Bartlesville 17-6
1985: Sand Springs 35-15
1986: Bartlesville 20-6
1987: Bartlesville 28-27, OT
1988: Bartlesville 27-7
1989: Bartlesville 23-20, OT
1990: Bartlesville 7-0
1991: Bartlesville 28-0
1992: Bartlesville 40-33
1993: Sand Springs 28-6
1994: Sand Springs 27-7
1995: Sand Springs 28-12
1996: Bartlesville 20-16
1997: Sand Springs 31-0
2000: Sand Springs 21-0
2001: Sand Springs 13-8
2002: Bartlesville 34-7
2003: Bartlesville 35-18
2004: Sand Springs 28-18
2005: Sand Springs 22-3
2006: Bartlesville: 24-14
2007: Bartlesville 27-26
2008: Sand Springs 52-24
2009: Bartlesville 45-14
2010: Bartlesville 48-16
2011: Sand Springs 34-0
2012: Sand Springs 27-25
2013: Bartlesville 40-27
2014: Sand Springs 28-27
2015: Bartlesville 24-7
2016: Sand Springs 47-28
2017: Sand Springs 55-13

Sandite of the Week: Julia Wolf scores hat trick in 4-0 shutout

Charles Page High School sophomore forward Julia Wolf had the best Sandite Soccer performance of the season last week, scoring a hat trick against Nathan Hale (0-4) in a 4-0 non-district match. Libby Colson added the fourth goal for the Lady Sandites' second shutout of the season. 

Wolf leads her team in scoring this season with five goals, despite missing a game and a half due to an injury. Wolf scored two goals in a season-opening 6-0 shutout against East Central, and is the only player to score more than two goals in a single match this year. 

Sand Springs is 3-1 this year and will kick off district action Tuesday in a Highway 97 Rivalry match at Sapulpa (3-2). 

CPHS Basketball: Davon Richardson scores 44 in 97-77 loss at No. 8 Owasso

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The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School boys' basketball team (14-6, 7-5) was soundly defeated 97-77 in an unusually high-scoring affair at No. 8 Owasso (17-4, 9-3) Friday night, despite an incredible 44-point performance by 6'4" sophomore Davon Richardson.

The game kicked off like a replay of their last game as the Sandites jumped out to a quick lead with back-to-back layups from Richardson. Hayden Peterson got the Rams on the board with a free throw, but Matt Price made a three-point play for the 7-1 lead. Jake Thompson hit a pair from the charity stripe and Josh Proctor made the first Owasso field goal, Richardson retaliated, then Thompson hit a three to make it a one-point game.

Seth Pomeroy gave his team the lead once and for all with a steal and a layup. Proctor snagged four more off back-to-back steals and the Rams successfully flipped the script. Richardson hit two from the stripe, but Proctor made one of his own, then blocked a shot from Price and Thompson scored on the rebound.

The Rams rode an eight-point streak to a double-digit lead before Colt Savage scored back-to-back. Peterson got the final say of the first quarter, hitting a buzzer-beater for the 24-16 advantage.

Cole Durkee made a three-point play to kick off the second period, but Pomeroy hit a two and Thompson sank a three for another double-digit lead. The Rams ran away with it from there with five three-pointers for a 55-33 halftime advantage. Richardson and Thompson had eighteen points apiece in the first half alone.

Proctor hit a three to give his team a 25-point lead to start the third, Richardson scored a three of his own, Peterson added two, then the Sandites went on a five-point run to cut it back to nineteen. The game stayed in that vicinity for most of the quarter till Thompson iced a buzzer beater to make it 77-53.

Richardson continued his melee in the fourth quarter with three threes and a two in the first three minutes, cutting the deficit to seventeen points for the first time since the second period. Owasso had a quick answer in Preston Hendrix who came off the bench for back-to-back threes. Richardson hit yet another three and followed it up with a free throw for his final point of the night.

No matter how hot the Sandites got, the Rams always had an answer. With three minutes left the Sandite called it a night and sent in the backups, who actually cut the deficit to seventeen with a 9-2 run before the Rams hit the final two baskets of the night.

Richardson's 44 points were the most any Sandite has scored in several seasons, and a massive improvement on his previous career-high 24. He also collected eight rebounds and two blocks. Colt Savage was the only other Sandite in double digits, scoring twelve. Thompson paced the Rams with 29, followed by Proctor with eighteen, Peterson with seventeen, and Pomeroy with twelve.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 8:00 in their last home game of the season against Jenks (8-13, 3-9) who they previously defeated 64-45 in January. Owasso will aim to repeat a 67-65 victory over No. 13 Sapulpa (13-8, 5-7) Tuesday at home.

OHS 97 CPHS 77

1Q OHS 24-16
2Q OHS 31-17
3Q OHS 22-20
4Q CPHS 24-20

Free Throws: CPHS 14-of-19, OHS 19-of-27.
Field Goals: CPHS 28-of-54, OHS 33-of-71.
Offensive Rebounds: OHS 14, CPHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 19, OHS 16.
Total Rebounds: OHS 30, CPHS 25.
Steals: OHS 10, CPHS 4.
Blocks: OHS 7, CPHS 5.
Fouls: OHS 16, CPHS 17.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 44, Colt Savage 12, Price 5, Durkee 5, Fisher 4, Minney 4, Hughes 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 3, Durkee 2, Cale Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 5, Colt Savage 4, Durkee 3, Price 2, Fisher 2, Minney 2, Cale Savage 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 8, Durkee 5, Colt Savage 4, Price 2, Cale Savage 2, Fisher 2, Minney 2.
Steals: Price 2, Colt Savage 1, Fox 1.
Assists: Cale Savage 3, Price 2, Colt Savage 1, Durkee 1, Fisher 1, Fox 1.
Blocks: Richardson 2, Boyles 2, Durkee 1.
Fouls: Price 4, Richardson 3, Durkee 3, Cale Savage 3, Minney 2, Williams 1, Fisher 1.

(Owasso Stats)
Scoring: Thompson 29, Proctor 18, Peterson 17, Pomeroy 12, Hendrix 7, Killian 5, Mason 5, Downs 2, Lusk 2.
Fouls: Killian 5, Proctor 3, Peterson 2, Mason 2, Downs 2, Pomeroy 1, Dean 1. 

Frontier Valley Standings:
11-1 No. 1 Broken Arrow (19-2)
10-2 No. 4 Union (17-4)
9-3 No. 8 Owasso (17-4)
7-5 No. 10 Sand Springs (14-6)
5-7 Muskogee (8-13)
5-7 No. 13 Sapulpa (13-8)
4-8 5A No. 10 Bishop Kelley (10-10)
4-8 No. 20 Bartlesville (8-13)
3-9 Jenks (8-13)
2-10 Bixby (7-14)

CPHS Wrestling: Sandites win 21st-straight dual 50-20 over No. 11 Owasso

In a stunning upset, Owasso's Zeke Washington defeated defending State Champion Riley Weir 11-5. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

It wasn't the kind of beatdown the Sandites have been scoring for the past two seasons, but the fourth-ranked defending State Champions pushed their win streak to 21 with a season-opening victory over No. 11 Owasso (0-2). The Sandites won eight matches, Owasso won four, and each team forfeited one. 

Freshman Carter Young (1-0) got off to a quick start against Leyton Warne, scoring five takedowns and two nearfalls for a 14-4 lead first period lead. He won by 22-5 technical fall at the 2:45 mark with six-straight near-fall points. 

Brendon Wiseley (1-0 season, 2-0 career) easily overpowered Killian McNichol with a first period takedown and maintained control till the buzzer, then added an escape and takedown early in the second period for a 5-0 lead. He spent most of the second and third period working on a cradle before sticking his foe with 20 second left for an 11-0 team lead. 

Defending State Champion Riley Weir (0-1, 62-19) saw his 27-straight win streak come to an end at the hands of Zeke Washington at 120 pounds. Weir scored the first takedown, Washington reversed, Weir escaped, then Washington got his first takedown. Weir tied it up with a backwards summersault and they entered the second period 4-4. Weir scored an escape halfway through the second period but Washington took him back down with twenty seconds left for a 6-5 lead. The Ram added another reversal early in the third, working Weir over for a trio of back points and an 11-5 decision.

Blake Sargent (1-0, 90-25) took a full minute before taking down Tristan Herrera, but he only needed fourteen more seconds before pinning him at 1:14.

Irwin Portillo (1-0, 7-5) scored first on Mark Turner but the Ram was quick to escape and the two were at a stalemate for most of the first period. Turner scored an escape in the second period to tie it and cut Portillo loose in the third to look for more points, but instead it was the Sandite with the takedown for the 5-3 decision.

Scott Patton (0-1, 7-3) took on Baylor Smith at 138 and gave up takedowns in the first and second periods. Smith added back points with seconds to spare and led 7-0 to start the final stretch. The Ram ultimately prevailed by 11-3 major decision to cut the deficit to 20-6.

Colbie Heckencamp (1-0) put the Sandites back on track, making his varsity debut with a pin of Bailey Vann in 1:15.

Chris Kirby (1-0) battled Nolan Miller at 152 and trailed 2-1 to start the second after nearly scoring a takedown half a second behind the first buzzer. He carried that momentum into the second period and pinned the Ram in 2:27 to push the lead to 32-7.

Defending State Champion Payton Scott (1-0, 62-11) continued the pin streak, sticking Caleb Davis in 1:07 to clinch the victory.

Noah Almy (0-1, 24-21) nearly had Nate Jacobson pinned early in the first period, but settled for a trio of near fall points before cutting the Ram loose. Jacobson took two of those points back and trailed 5-3 to start the second period. Two more takedowns and Owasso flipped the script for an 8-5 advantage to start the third period and ultimately prevailed 12-5.

Dayvonne Taylor (0-1) had his work cut out for him against J.D. Johnson, but after being taken down twice, he reversed on the Ram and trailed only 5-4 to start the second. The Ram went to work from there, expanding his advantage to 13-6 by the second buzzer. Johnson won the match with a 19-9 major decision.

The Sandites forfeited 195 to J.D. Johnson, Owasso forfeited 285 to Ethan Hooper (1-0), and Gage Fain (1-0, 40-38) had the last match of the night with a pin of Devin Harris in 1:01.

The Sandites will defend their title at the Perry Tournament of Champions this weekend and won't dual again till they host No. 12 Stillwater (0-2) on the 19th. Owasso will also travel to Perry and will host 5A No. 9 Skiatook (1-0) on the 12th. 

Sandite Baseball wins 2nd Annual Monster Ball 8-7 over Sandite Softball

Sand Springs Assistant Coach Scott Watkins hit a home run for the Baseball team in the second annual Monster Ball. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Sand Springs Assistant Coach Scott Watkins hit a home run for the Baseball team in the second annual Monster Ball. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

The Charles Page High School baseball and softball teams came together Thursday evening at the Sandite Sports Complex for a friendly game of slow pitch to raise money for Sandite Special Olympics. The teams played in full costume, causing lots of errors and lots of entertainment.

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Officer Riley Rutledge got the first hit for the boys and took second on a ground out from the Hulk. Cal Watkins, professional skater, hit a single and a poop emoji hit a 2RBI triple for the lead. The poop scored on a banana single and the inning came to a close as Minnie Mouse put out Guy Fawkes at first.

Adrian Sarasua reached second on an error and made third on a ground out from Felicity Horn in the third inning. An error from the third base lumberjack gave the girls their first run of the evening and Coach Brooke Smart sneaked into the batting order for a game-tying homer over the centerfield fence. A throwing error from the short stop gave the Ladies the one-run lead.

The Sandites brought out the major leagues in former Minnesota Twin Scott Watkins for a home run, followed by yet another homer from a small baby. The softballers made an error on what should have been an easy tag on a slow T-Rex, allowing a sumo wrestler to take the 6-4 lead.

Madison "Bambi" Lee got the girls back on the scoreboard. Aliyah "Netflix" Taff had no chill, reaching first on a fielder's choice, but was left stranded as the girls trailed 6-5 to start the seventh.

After a seventh-inning stretch and Adams-Family performance from the middle school cheerleaders, the baseball team came out to try and further their lead. Godzilla hit a quick pop fly but Napoleon Dynamite got on base with a bunt single and was joined by a sumo wrestler soon after. Both were left stranded, however.

A chicken-suited Jensen Arnold caught a line drive from Rutledge to bring in the Lady Sandites in the bottom of the ninth for one last hurrah. Despite having 34 men on the field, the Sandites still gave up a single. A dropped catch on a hit from Coach Smart tied things up. With the bases loaded and Kimi Presnell at bat, the unicorn hit a line drive to James P. Sullivan on third to force extra innings.

The Hulk hit a two-run homer early in the tenth for the 8-6 lead and the girls got another try to save the game. Bambi hit a sacrifice to score Sarasua and the girls needed just one more run, but they came up short after a fly out from Jacie Taber.

The boys won the Golden Pumpkin for the first time, tying the series 1-1.

Sandite Fishing sees success at Grand Lake tournaments

Three Charles Page High School fishing teams spent the weekend at Grand Lake competing in back-to-back tournaments. 

On Saturday morning Reese David and Mack Taylor took 39th place in the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Oklahoma Open with a two-pound, three-ounce bass. Braden Millican and Ty Steelman weren't far behind in 45th place with a one-pound, fourteen-ounce catch. 

Sunday was the Quantum NextGen Open and the Taylor-David combo brought in four fish weighing 7.66 pounds for ninth place. MIllican and Steelman caught a pair of bass for 5.12 pounds and nineteenth place. Caden Pennington and John Miller caught a 1.49-pound fish for 48th place. 

The high school fishing teams do not receive funding from the school, are sponsored by private contribution, and coached by volunteer boat captains. 

CPHS Baseball: Josh Cordell pitches 7 strikeouts in 3-0 playoff victory

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School baseball team (17-19) split games in the first day of the Regional Tournament at Jenks, falling 7-5 in a shootout with the host team (21-12), but winning a 3-0 shutout against Enid (22-13) to stay alive in the post-season. 

The Sandites will return to action Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. against Highway 97 rival, the Sapulpa Chieftains (14-21). The Sandites have split wins with Sapulpa this year, falling 1-0 in the season opener, but winning 6-5 in March. Sapulpa topped Enid 6-3 in the first round of Regionals before falling 9-0 to the Trojans.

If the Sandites top their rivals, they'll have to beat Jenks at 6:30 and again Saturday at 1:00 p.m. to earn their way to State.

Jenks 7 CPHS 5

(Hits: Jenks 11, CPHS 8. Errors: Jenks 1, CPHS 1. LOB: Jenks 8, CPHS 7.)

The Sandites had yet to meet the Trojans this season, but they knew going in that it would be a tough one. While Sand Springs finished district play second to last, the Trojans were the runners-up in their district. 

The home team wasted no time jumping out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning. Kyler Copeland batted in Cale Savage with a double in the second inning, but Jenks added two more runs for a 5-1 lead

Sand Springs wouldn't go down without a fight, landing four hits for three runs in the top of the third to cut it to a one-run deficit. Mack Thompson started things off with a double, stole third, then scored on a single from Braden Askew. Askew came in on a double from Savage, who scored his second run of the game on a double from Ty Steelman.

Thompson doubled once again in the top of the fourth, bringing in Garrett McCallie to tie the game.

The Trojans reclaimed their lead in the bottom of the fifth, however, and held on for the win.

Brock Youngblood (2-5) got the start on the mound, giving up six hits, five runs, and three earned runs with one strikeout. Braden Millican (2-0) relieved him midway through the second inning and pitched through the fifth. He recorded one strikeout against two hits, three walks, and no runs. Steelman (0-1) came in with the game tied and was stuck with the loss, giving up three hits, two runs, and two walks against two strikeouts. 

CPHS 3 Enid 0

(Hits: CPHS 3, Enid 1. Errors: CPHS 2, Enid 1. LOB: CPHS 6, Enid 3.)

In the consolation bracket the Sandites were pitted against a team that had already beaten them twice this season, both times by four runs. But they didn't let that intimidate them.

Senior pitcher Josh Cordell (6-3) led the way on the mound with seven strikeouts in seven innings, giving up only one hit and two walks for the shutout win. 

Sand Springs loaded the bases in the bottom of the second and Askew scored on a passed ball to get the Sandites on the board.

In the fifth inning Josh Taber singled, Treyce Tolbert walked, and both scored on an error. Cordell struck out all three batters in the top of the sixth, then the outfield did their job in the seventh to secure the win.