Duncan, OK 73533
Record: 0-0 | Unranked
| Ben Johnson
DUNCAN — J.T. Cobble is the new head football coach at Duncan High School, after the school board approved the hire at Thursday night's special meeting.
Cobble takes over for Craig Benson, who was at the helm for Duncan the past four seasons before stepping down in March.
"This is a great time to be at Duncan," Cobble said shortly after the move became official. "The administration has done the things they need to do to get this program going in the right direction.
"Coach Benson got it going, and I'm just adding to what he started. It's an exciting time for Duncan football."
A return to western Oklahoma for Cobble comes after a four-year run as Stilwell’s head coach. The 2017 season was his most successful, compiling a 5-5 record — Stilwell’s best mark in 14 years — and narrowly missing the playoffs in District 4A-4. The Indians, beating rival Sallisaw for the third time in 50 years, put forth one of their best offensive years in program history, racking up 350 points, including three consecutive 50-point efforts in a 3-0 nondistrict run to begin the season.
At Duncan, Cobble, former offensive coordinator at Chickasha under his father Tom Cobble, will lead a Demon team that went 3-7 in 2017.
Girls Basketball | | Andy Morphew | The Duncan Banner
After a huge Senior Night victory for the Duncan Lady Demons on Feb. 15 over a high-ranked Noble Lady Bears, the playoff run begins Thursday evening at El Reno against Piedmont High School.
The Lady Demons had their biggest offensive night of the year last Thursday, getting a 61-point effort and come into regional play with a record of 8-15 on the season.
Lady Demons head coach Mike Fitts said his team is getting ready for Piedmont and has been focusing on keeping things simple for the first playoff game.
| Ben Johnson
Skordle and Oklahoma Sports Network have partnered together to provide scores and in-depth analysis for viewers in southwest Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Sports Network provides free high definition online broadcasts of high school and collegiate athletics in Lawton, Duncan, Cache and Elgin. This year, OSN’s broadcasts will feature a scroll on the screen with scores from across the state, courtesy of Skordle.
“We are ecstatic about the mutual partnership,” OSN’s Eric Sharum said. “We’re excited to provide scores and highlights from games across the state. This will take us into a new generation of broadcasting.”Also on Friday nights, OSN will broadcast a wrap-up show called the “Final Score.” Hosts Kyle Vrska and Christian Lawyer will breakdown down the action from around the state.
| Ben Johnson
Look back at 2017
2017 district champs
4A-1: Heritage Hall - Everyone
should have seen it coming from the start. Heritage Hall took down John
Marshall -- who went on to win the Class 3A title -- in the first week
of the season, and the Chargers just stampeded their way through 4A-1,
as well. Clinton came the closest to knocking off Heritage Hall, 28-24,
in week four but Heritage Hall ended up polishing off a 14-0 campaign
with a title game victory over Ada.
4A-2: Ada - The
Cougars endured some brutal losses to Ardmore and Carl Albert in
non-district play, but it prepared Ada for what was up ahead in 4A-2
play. The Cougars' only blemish in district competition was to Tuttle,
but Ada ended up knocking off Blanchard for the tiebreaker at the end of
the year when both finished atop the standings. Then Ada went on to
knock off Oologah in the quarterfinals, and the Cougars marched all the
way to the title game, where Heritage Hall ended up prevailing.
4A-3: Wagoner - Few figured there'd be many teams to stand between Wagoner and Heritage Hall ultimately meeting in the 4A title game. The Bulldogs owned the state's longest winning streak (48) after another unbeaten run through 4A-3 and a first round playoff victory over Poteau. But trouble arrived in the form of Blanchard, who ended the Bulldogs' unbeaten run at Odom Stadium.