Posts Tagged high school football


August in Oklahoma? Time for Murderous Two-a-Days

Other than war, there is nothing more traumatic, more hellish, than Two-A-Day football practices. Especially if they were in Oklahoma, under the brutal, scorching, relentless August heat, circa 1972-1974. I had not thought of Harve Collins in a million years. But when we drove by there recently on my ‘Merican vacation, memories came flooding back. […]

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Miracle at Owens Field

Yes, I have seen a miracle. It happened when I was growing up, approximately 900 years ago, and Norman High Senior Bill McClard kicked a record 56-yard field goal. A friggin 56-yard field goal! In high school, for cryin’ out loud! Let me put this into perspective. Dallas Cowboys’ kicker David Buehler is only 23 […]

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