Cash­ion pow­ers past Minco for dis­trict ti­tle


Cash­ion coach Lynn

Shack­elford gave his team a late-sea­son chal­lenge.

Shack­le­ford asked his guys to adopt an old-school men­tal­ity and start push­ing peo­ple around with the run game.

“We’ve shown an abil­ity all year to get stronger as game goes on,” Shack­elford said. “So we re­ally chal­lenged our team to run the ball, con­trol the clock and give our de­fense some rest.”

Cash­ion did just that this past week, rush­ing for 256 yards as a team against Minco to beat the Bull­dogs 26-13 and clinch the Dis­trict A-3 ti­tle.

Ju­nior run­ning back T.J.

Roberts rushed 27 times for 119 yards and two scores while quar­ter­back Grif­fin

Lamb added 67 yards rush­ing and a score.

This is the sec­ond straight game Cash­ion has rushed for more than 250 yards. The Wild­cats had nearly 300 yards rush­ing last week against Cross­ings Chris­tian.

“We are ex­cited,” Shack­elford said. “I’ve said this all sea­son but this dis­trict, if you can sur­vive it, will have done a good job mak­ing sure you are fo­cused week to week.

“Hope­fully that mind­set and men­tal­ity will help us in the play­offs now.”

King­fisher puts to­gether four-quar­ter game

A roller­coaster reg­u­lar sea­son wrapped up with King­fisher’s most com­plete game of the sea­son on Fri­day night.

The Yel­low­jack­ets scored 31 unan­swered points on John Mar­shall be­fore even­tu­ally win­ning 31-18 to clinch a home game in the play­offs. King­fisher coach Jeff

My­ers said he felt like his team played its first com­plete game of the year.

“De­fen­sively we played prob­a­bly as good as we’ve played,” My­ers said. “It was ab­so­lutely an over­all ef­fort, and the best four-quar­ter per­for­mance we’ve had.” King­fisher quar­ter­back

Jett Stern­berger ac­counted for three to­tal touch­downs on the night in­clud­ing two pass­ing and one rush­ing. Sopho­more run­ning back

Caden Stephen­son had a 50-yard rush­ing touch­down and helped lead the Yel­low­jacket at­tack on the ground as they piled up 267 yards as a team.

Win­ter me­dia day Nov. 14

The Ok­la­homan’s an­nual Win­ter Sports Me­dia Day is set for Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14, at Bishop McGuin­ness High School.

The event will be held in the lobby of the gym­na­sium, be­gin­ning at 3:30 p.m. and end­ing at 7:30.

The school is lo­cated at

801 North­west 50th Street in Ok­la­homa City. Vis­i­tors are asked to en­ter from the In­ter­state 44 ser­vice road off West­ern Av­enue.

Each Ok­la­homa City-area high school par­tic­i­pat­ing in bas­ket­ball, swim­ming and wrestling is en­cour­aged to bring ath­letes to meet The Ok­la­homan’s high school cov­er­age team for in­ter­views and pho­tos that will be used through­out the up­com­ing sea­son.

Enid coach re­signs

Just hours af­ter Enid com­pleted a one-win sea­son, the Plains­men are look­ing for a new foot­ball coach.

Steve Hayes re­signed as Enid’s head coach early Fri­day, the school an­nounced to the Enid News & Ea­gle. He spent four sea­sons at Enid and went 10-30. Enid was 1-9 this sea­son, its first in Class 6A-I. It’s the school’s worst record since 1999.

Pre­vi­ously, Hayes had suc­cess at Texas’ Trin­ity Chris­tian Academy, lead­ing the team to the play­offs in 11 straight sea­sons. He also led Trin­ity to two state ti­tle games.

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