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October 10, 2012

Cougars are 4-1 so far; Next games scheduled Oct. 12

The Woodland Cougars scored their fourth win of the season against the Oaks Warriors, 46-6 on Oct. 5.

“It was one of those games where we went into it knowing we would probably win,” said Lane Brumley, Osage, Woodland football player. “Our main goal was to just focus on our fundamentals and do them right every play.”

Despite the 54-degree temperature when the game started, the Cougars were on fire scoring five touchdowns in the first quarter.

October 4, 2012

Osage Buck player named Tulsa World’s ‘Athlete of the Week’; Three area high school football games scheduled Oct. 5

The Hominy Bucks lost their fourth game of the season against the Morrison Wildcats, 38-6 on Sept. 28.

“This season has been tough but the final scores have been close so it’s really not anything we should be down about,” said Anthony Kemble, Osage, Hominy football player.

 During the first quarter each team held their ground, 0-0.  But three seconds into the second quarter, the Wildcats scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion, 8-0. 

September 24, 2012

Cougars defeat Agra Bearcats 32-22

The Woodland Cougars scored their second win of the season against the Agra Bearcats on Sept. 21.

The Cougars didn’t waste anytime showing the Bearcats whose turf they were on when they scored a touchdown within the first four minutes of the game, 6-0.

The Cougars went on to score two more touchdowns in the first quarter, 18-0.

With 1:27 to go in the first quarter the Bearcats intercepted a pass, which lead to a touchdown with fifteen seconds to go in the first quarter, 18-8.

September 18, 2012

Huskies win their first game of the season against Hominy; Woodland also wins its Sept. 14 game against Copan

The Pawhuska Huskies took home bragging rights in this year’s Battle of the Osage amid the threat of rain.  

Pawhuska and Hominy football fans arrived at Hominy High’s football stadium with umbrellas, rain jackets and even a canopy to support their teams at the annual rivalry game on Sept. 14.

The Huskies and Bucks held their ground during the first quarter, 0-0.

In the second quarter, the Bucks tackled the Huskies in the end zone for a safety and the lead, 2-0.

September 4, 2012

Ten Osages sit on the Hominy football roster this year

The Hominy Bucks lost their first football game of the season against the Cleveland Tigers on Aug. 30.

“We didn’t tackle very well in the open field and Cleveland did a good job of tackling our weaknesses,” said Hominy Coach Scott Harmon.

The Tigers did not waste any time during the first quarter as they took the lead, 21-0.

The Tigers continued to dominate and by halftime the score was 41-0.

May 29, 2012

Camps will specialize in sports, photography; Registration forms available on the Foundation’s Web site

The Osage Nation Foundation is hosting its inaugural youth summer camps in June and July with focuses on basketball, golf, football and photography.

The Foundation is now taking applications for the camp activities, which will be held in four communities. Included will be basketball camps in Tulsa and Pawhuska; a golf camp in Tulsa; a non-contact football camp in Fairfax; and a photography camp in Pawhuska.

December 2, 2011

Woodland to face off against Thomas to advance to the state finals of Class A football

After three rounds in the Oklahoma high school football playoffs Woodland is back in the final four, but Pawhuska and Hominy came up short and finished their seasons on a hopeful note.

Class A defending state champions Woodland defeated Ringling on Nov. 25, 46-7, and advanced to the semi-finals against Thomas-Fay-Custer. They meet Thomas Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Enid High School for a chance to defend their title in the state championship game.

Woodland coach Joe Sindaler said the team has had yet another interesting post-season schedule.

November 14, 2011

Woodland, Pawhuska and Hominy all advance to second round

The three Osage County football teams have advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

Class A reigning state champions Woodland Cougars defeated Hulbert 36-6 in Fairfax last Friday night.

The Cougars finished the regular season 9-0 and are now 1-0 in the playoffs.

This Friday, Nov. 18 the Cougars will host Wynnewood. Wynnewood defeated Wewoka 37-7 in their first round game.

The game is set to start at 7:30 p.m.

September 27, 2011

Coach Dobbins’ legacy lives on in grandson who is a junior for the Hominy Bucks

When the purple and white pride seeps into the fall Hominy air at Buck Memorial Field, a handful of football diehards can almost see Curtis Pratt Dobbins make his way out of the home locker room.

Some who know him as “Mr. Hominy Buck” noticed him by his robust football build, others by the stern sketch upon his face.

And some, like Scott Lohah, who played under Dobbins in the 1960s, know it’s him by the chills that pulse through this body.

September 22, 2011

Skiatook Osage, Dakota Murillo, starts for the Skiatook Bulldogs

Dakota Murillo doesn’t remember why he wanted to play football.

His dad had a thing about him starting too young but eager Dakota was never one to wait.

March 9, 2011

Gwinn receives full ride to become a Norseman

Every Sunday after church, for the past two years, Dillon Gwinn and his family would head to the Pawhuska High School football field to get in some kicking practice.

Dillon’s brother, Justin Sellers, would hold the ball while Dillon practiced his kick, and his mother and other family members would stand behind the field goal catching balls.

September 23, 2009

Hank Powell and Tyler Frost are two young men 'people look up to'