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ENID, Okla. — Football districts for the 2020 and 2021 seasons were approved on a 13-1 vote by the board of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association on Wednesday.

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ENID, Okla. — Football districts for the 2020 and 2021 seasons were approved on a 13-1 vote by the board of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association on Wednesday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them apart.

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Big 12 fans can only hope this year’s results were a fluke, but the level of separation between the Big 12 and the top conferences has been something that has been developing over recent years and fans would be justly concerned.

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OU Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch and Head Coach Lincoln Riley likely have been planning around the loss of their best defensive player for some time. Murray began popping up on mock draft boards midway through the fall.

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Oklahoma State junior receiver Tylan Wallace made known his future plans on social media at the start of the New Year.

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As we are about to turn the last page on the 2019 calendar we can't let it pass without a look back at two of our area's more memorable sports moments — championship moments ...

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❝I wanted those guys here. They are able to practice. They are able to help this team win in a different way right now.❞ — OU head coach Lincoln Riley

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According to betting lines posted at VegasInsider.com, the 14-point spread between LSU and OU is second largest in CFP history. 

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The Railroaders (10-3) make their reappearance in the Class C State Championship where they face Pond Creek-Hunter at Northwestern Oklahoma State's Ranger Field in Alva. Kickoff for the title game is set for 7 p.m.

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The Longhorns, who finished the 2019 season with a 9-3 record, had 15 players earn awards or All-District team selections, including a pair of MVPs and multiple spots on the first- and second-team rosters.

Why was the Sooner Special play Saturday against OSU unstoppable? #ENE sports writer Tim Godfrey takes a look at what the defense should have done in this College Football Minute video.

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"Honestly when I caught the ball and I hit the floor, all I could think about was my cousin."  Brendan "Bookie'' Radley-Hiles, talking about an interception against TCU on Saturday

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No. 22 Oklahoma State gets a lot of attention for its dynamic offense that features the nation’s leading rusher, Chuba Hubbard, but the Cowboys’ defense also has been outstanding lately.

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Hurts helped Oklahoma erase a 25-point deficit to beat previously unbeaten Baylor 34-31 on Saturday. The Sooners extended their November win streak to 19 games, the key to their run of four straight Big 12 titles and three trips to the College Football Playoff.

With just two regular season games remaining for Oklahoma State, Hubbard holds nearly a 300-yard lead on the other running backs in the country and trails just one tailback for rushing touchdowns (behind Western Michigan’s Levante Bellamy by one).

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"He's awesome. The staff has done a nice job of getting a scheme to get balls to him, but he just works hard every day. Like I told you guys (the media) before, he's a guy that dives for balls on Thursday. Nobody else does that." — OSU coach Mike Gund 

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Gabe Brkic kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:45 left after Jalen Hurts threw four touchdown passes in a big comeback and No. 10 Oklahoma kept its playoff hopes alive, beating No. 12 Baylor 34-31 on Saturday night while ending the Bears’ bid for an undefeated season.

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The Trojans clinched their first playoff berth in five years after seizing momentum late to win 35-24 in a back-and-forth season-finale game against Fairview last week. They travel south to open their playoff run at Frederick Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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The Indians (9-0) enter Friday's first round contest riding a 30-game game win streak. They last lost on Oct. 19, 2017. The Wolverines (4-6) recently snapped a three-game skid after winning their season-finale against district rival Waukomis last week.

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Born and raised in Baton Rouge, La., it was a dream come true for Kevin Henry when then-LSU coach Les Miles offered the linebacker a scholarship to play for the Bayou Bengals ... before his path diverted to Oklahoma State.

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After surrendering a 21-point lead, Oklahoma looked like they had another upset loss on its hands. #ENE sports reporter Tim Godfrey breaks down what happened in this sports video.

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Obituaries

Services for Nikki Marie Newkirk, 95, Muskogee, are 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Pastor Jody Schmidt officiating. Condolences may be made to www.ladusauevans.com.

ENID [mdash] Celebration of Life Service for Monte King, 62, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. in Oakwood Christian Church. Visitation will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

ENID - Betty McHendry, age 68, of Enid, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020. Services are pending with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.