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Friday, August 11th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

By Sean Mossman

In the past month or so, since beginning my work for the high school football season, I’ve heard a common complaint from area coaches. “We can’t get much information on Tulsa area football on the Web,” is normally the gist of it. Many complain that too many sites focus on Oklahoma City and the western half of the state.

Never fear coaches and fans, Tulsa will now get the attention it deserves. Not just Tulsa, but The News on Six entire coverage area. Beginning Wednesday, August 16, Friday Football Fever can be found every day at We’ll have daily coverage of area high school and Big Four college football. We won’t forget about the other fall sports as well. Scores and news from all of the area’s action can be found on our local sports page.

The Friday Football Fever page will be dedicated entirely to high school football coverage. Several daily and weekly features are being planned. Included are a weekly coaches chat with area head football coaches, tons of scores Thursday and Friday nights, a weekly wrap-up column and a weekly preview column.

Coaches Chats

Every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., will have a live chat with a different area high school football coach. Anyone with a computer can log on to our chat and ask questions of some of the best coaching minds in the area. The schedule for the entire season is already complete and looks like this:
(Last year’s team results in parentheses)

August 26th- Preseason Chats

  • 6:30- Mannford Head Coach Kurt Boomer (4A Playoffs)
  • 7:00- Catoosa Head Coach Scott Morgan (5A Playoffs)
  • 7:30- Booker T. Washington Head Coach Antoine Jimmerson (5A Playoffs)

September 1st- H.S. Football Season Begins

  • September 2nd- Jenks Head Coach Alan Trimble (4-time 6A State Champs)
  • September 9th- Glenpool Head Coach Steve Edward (4A Quarterfinals-District Champ)
  • September 16th- East Central Head Coach Travis Hill (5A Playoffs)
  • September 23rd- Collinsville Head Coach Lance West (3A Playoffs)
  • Friday, September 29th- Bishop Kelley Head Coach Greg Nation (10:30 p.m.) (5A State Semi’s)
  • Septemebr 30th- Oologah Head Coach Rocky Kime (3A Playoffs-Three State Titles in his career)
  • Friday, October 6th- Sapulpa Head Coach Mark Walker (10:30 p.m.) (6A Playoffs)
  • October 7th- Nowata Coach Greg Werner (2A State Finalist)
  • October 14th- Cascia Hall Head Coach Joey Medina (3A State Champs)
  • October 21st- Ft. Gibson Head Coach Lonnie Reed (4A State Finalist)
  • Friday, October 27th- Bixby Head Coach Pat McGrew (10:30 p.m.)
  • October 28th- Bristow Head Coach Curtis Shelton (3A State Finalists)
  • November 4th- Union Head Coach Bill Blankenship (6A State Finalists)

Coaches will be added to chats during every week of the state playoffs. Obviously, availability of those coaches is impossible to determine right now. We will also add more coaches to our special Friday night chats. We hope to announce those very soon.

Pre-season District Previews

A lot of phone calls have been made to area coaches in the last few weeks. The result will be previews of every district in our coverage area. Team capsules for every team in each district and player profiles of some of the biggest stars in every district will be included. Here’s a schedule of those previews:

  • 8-man districts: Wednesday, August 16
  • Class A districts: Thursday, August 17
    Class 2A districts: Friday, August 18
  • Class 3A districts: Monday, August 21
  • Class 4A district 4: Tuesday, August 22
  • Class 4A district 3: Wednesday, August 23
  • Class 4A district 2: Thursday, August 24
  • Class 5A district 4: Friday, August 25
  • Class 5A district 3: Monday, August 28
  • Class 6A district 4: Tuesday, August 29
  • Class 6A district 3: Wednesday, August 30

Friday Night

Scores, Scores and more Scores. If you happen to get home too late to catch scores from other games in your district, or you’re just curious, don’t worry. One simple click on’s Friday Football Fever page gets you nearly any score in eastern Oklahoma.

We won’t ignore the other side of the state. We know it holds a great deal of interest to our audience. You’ll find almost anything you need when you get home from the game.

In addition to the scores, we will have live chats every Friday night as soon as the Friday Football Fever television show is over. Log on around 10:35 and talk to some of the area coaches and our own sports reporters. John Holcomb, Mike Wolfe and Ryan Rahal will take your questions every week.

High School Football Schedule

Here’s a quick and easy look at what to expect every week:

  • Tuesdays: Wrap-up of previous weeks action. News and Notes from area districts.
  • Thursdays: Previews of upcoming weeks action. Look at some of the biggest games and best players.
  • Fridays: Huge high school scoreboard. Live Internet chats with coaches and KOTV sports personalities at 10:35 p.m..
    Saturdays: Weekly chats with area coaches at 6:30 p.m.

Big Four Football

We did not forget about the colleges. In addition to daily news from TU, OSU, OU and Arkansas, will offer live scoring updates from Big Four games every Saturday. If you can’t get the game on the tube or radio just check Every time the score changes in a Big Four game, we’ll update it live.

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There’s a lot to remember here, but we hope this will help fans get ready for the season ahead. From the pre-season to the playoffs, will be your leading source for area football news and fun.

Sean Mossman is a writer/editor for His specialty is Tulsa area sports. Questions or comments? e-mail Sean Mossman.