DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State kicker and punter Joel Carlos has been named the Great American Conference Special teams Player of the Week following his performance in an 8-0 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday.
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When it comes to the second year of the realignment cycle, the reflex is to compare what is happening to the prior season. The schedule hasn’t changed but the teams might have due to graduation or transfers or whatever. But it can provide a road map based on the success or failures from that year. For Denison, it involves looking back at a 4-6 overall season and 2-5 record in 10-5A games. The quick math shows needing to win two more games to get where you want to be. During the first month of 2015, the Jackets matched exactly what they did in 2014. They beat Frisco Liberty and Trinity Christian-Addison. They lost to Argyle and Lovejoy. That brought us to last Friday against McKinney. Denison lost that one last year — in overtime no less. It was the first best chance to flip the script. There was no need for overtime. Denison came away with a 35-13 victory that has the Jackets tied for third place with a match-up against Wylie, another team they lost to last season. Denison can only hope not to follow a flip with a flop.
Micah Villa, Sr. RB/LB, Tioga
COLLINSVILLE — Parker Johnson had 157 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries for Collinsville during the Pirates’ 32-7 loss against Era in a District 9-2A (II) game on Friday night.
PRINCETON — Gill Gray had 14 kills as Melissa defeated Princeton, 16-25, 25-22, 25-23, 17-25, 16-14, in a battle of first-place teams in District 12-4A action on Friday.
Results from the Denison Cross Country Invitational held at Waterloo Park on Saturday.
TRENTON — Tanner Lee had 133 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries as Overton was paced by a strong running attack to defeat Trenton, 44-14, in non-district action on Friday night.
The down marker kept showing a big red ‘4’ but for the Yellow Jackets it might as well have shown any of the other numbers available at the flip of the switch.
Sherman head coach Bill Patterson is of the belief that moral victories are nice and all, but they don’t do much for your won-lost record.
PARIS — Honey Grove stood toe-to-toe with Chisum for 24 minutes in their non-district finale at Mustang Stadium on Friday.