This Week's Circulars
Doland Howell passed 02/15/2021. Visitation will be Wednesday 02/24/2021 4:00PM-8:00PM at Primrose Funeral Service. Funeral Service is Thursday 02/25/2021 2:00PM at Primrose Funeral Service, burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook at www.primrosefu…
James Allen Estes, age 64, of Norman, OK was born on February 17, 1956, and passed away on February 15, 2021. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Moore Funeral and Cremation.
James Doyal Hedrick, age 82, of Norman, died February 6, 2021. Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm, Monday, February 22nd, at Havenbrook Funeral Home-Norman. Funeral services: 2:00pm, Tuesday, February 23rd, at First Baptist Church-Norman. Interment following at Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Share condolenc…
Carl Gill, 78, returned to his heavenly home February 11, 2021. Visitation: 2:00-4:00pm, Sunday, February 21st, Havenbrook Funeral Home-Norman. Funeral services: 2:00pm, Monday, February 22nd, Immanuel Baptist Church-Pastor Ken Huddleston officiating. Interment following: Norman I.O.O.F. Cem…
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Typically, five storylines are reserved for the other area games. Instead, with the playoffs underway, here are some storylines to watch in other parts of the bracket that may impact area teams down the road.
The playoff ramifications of Friday's senior night game at No. 10 Noble border on absurdity. Shawnee (5-4, 4-2 District 5A-3) struts into town, brimming with confidence after last week's 20-point victory over Durant. It turning its season around since starting 2-4. Also, following heartbreaking district losses to Coweta and McAlester, it is still in the race for second-place.
Three straight!: With a win at home over Putnam City North or a No. 9 Moore loss at No. 1 Norman North, No. 6 Southmoore will clinch a playoff spot for the third straight season. Only Mustang, Union, Jenks and Broken Arrow have longer active streaks. It could have been longer too. The SaberC…
Not who we thought they were: Moore has to be the favorite against Owasso Friday at home. Just two years ago, that would have sounded crazy. The Lions have have risen above their recent history that includes three winless seasons the last five years and Owasso has slipped after reaching the …
Norman North coach Brent Barnes is well aware of what a win Friday against Edmond North would mean. Winning a district title was a dream goal before the season began. Since it was seemingly tied to a win over Union
the first by a west side team since 2001
it seemed a little far-fetched. North hadn't finished higher than third in the new 6A-I.
NOBLE — Noble seniors Madden Milette and Baehler Buol don’t remember much about the program’s last playoff game. Why should they? They were 8 and 9 years old.
Facing a third down and 4 to put the 30-27 win against No. 3 Union on ice, Norman North coach Brent Barnes had a decision to make. Would he throw the ball, taking the risk of an incompletion and allowing the Redskins to save their last timeout for a chance to end the game? Or would he stay on the ground, forcing them to take it while likely giving the ball back?
Historic matchup: Moore and Mustang have been trending in different directions over the past decade. The Lions' last win in the series came a year prior to the opening of Southmoore in 2007. Mustang has become a football power in part due to staying a single high school district. The Broncos…
Defensive struggle: The last two games, Prague has allowed just 14 points. Little Axe allowed 23 against McLoud but shut out Bridge Creek two weeks prior. If the Indians have their way, this will be a low-scoring game.
1 Parker vs. Buol: McAlester, known more for its running game in the past, has found a unique talent in Braden Parker. As a junior, he threw for 1,605 yards with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions, but still took a backseat to Deon Smith, Rylan Stephens and Mike Redway, who rushed for a c…
Playing up: Community Christian plays its first game against a Class 3A foe when it travels to Purcell Friday. The Royals are in their first year in Class 2A after moving up from Class A. Moving up, CCS wanted tougher teams on its schedule. That’s part of the reason the Royals scheduled the …
Yet again, we wish for defense from Norman North, offense from Norman High, a playoff position after a strong non-district start from Community Christian (not to mention Noble … Hello, the Bears are 3-0) and do we dare declare Southmoore best in the west?
Kicking onside every time in a 56-13 blowout might be considered overkill, but Norman North coach Brent Barnes takes a Michael Corleone-like look at the practice.