Media Day: Morrison Wildcats

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:43 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Aug 21, 2010 7:23 PM CDT

Corey DeMoss
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Morrison Wildcats are a rare breed in more than one way.

First, Morrison is the first team in Oklahoma high school history to win four consecutive state championships spanning between eight-man and 11-man football. The Wildcats won three straight titles in Class B, and then won another Gold Ball the first year they moved to Class A.

Second, Morrison makes a concerted effort to schedule difficult non-district opponents. The Wildcats will kick off the 2010 season against Tonkawa, the reigning Class A state champion that has since moved up to 2A.

Morrison head coach Cory Bales said he likes challenging his players early in the season and thinks playing strong competition, even if it results in losses, prepares his players for the playoffs.

The Wildcats had a down year last season and finished just 3-7, a very rare below-.500 season. But will a strong batch of returning experience, Morrison is fully expecting to get back to prominence.