Mark Rodgers Grand Lake Area Quick Hits

Last Updated: August 16, 20231.9 min read


The Bruins face Stillwater for the first time since 2013. Bartlesville has taken 5 of the last six from the Pioneers but trail in the all-time series 23 to 9. The teams first played in 1953.

Bartlesville has never reached a state championship game in football. The Bruins have played in three semifinals (2015, 1988, 1974) but were unable to advance.

Sapulpa stays on the schedule as a non-district game. The teams have split the last twelve meetings but the Chieftains have won the last four. 2022 will mark the ninth consecutive meeting between the teams.


Running back Micah Teel rushed for 144 yards on 26 carries and scored the game winning touchdown in the Zebras 14-7 victory against Will Rogers.

Eli Rodgers had a huge night in the Zebras 35-33 win over Oologah. Rodgers caught 5 passes for 155 yards, ran for a 34-yard touchdown and threw a 60-yard touchdown in the victory.

Claremore has found a way to win the close ones against rival Oologah. The last six games have been decided by a touchdown or less. Claremore has won five of the six including last year’s shootout.


Grove beat Bishop Kelley for the first time in 2022, 41-20. The Ridgerunners had dropped the previous two meetings in 2004, 2005.

The Ridgerunners ended an 11-game losing streak to Wagoner, knocking off the Bulldogs 28-20. It was their first win since 2008.

Wide receiver Jackson Gain made the most of his two catches in a 49-14 win over Thomas Edison. Gain’s grabs went for 139 yards and two touchdown.


Oologah and Cleveland first played in 1978. The Mustangs have a record of 18-9 all-time against the Tigers and have won 7 of the last 8 games.

Running back Ashton Wright ran for 231 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns in Oologah’s 51-0 win over Catoosa.


Miami carded its first winning record since 2008, finishing 6-5. The WarDogs won a total of nine games from 2015-2021.

The WarDogs defeated Skiatook for the first time since 2009, 56-35. The 56 points were the most scored in a game since defeating Will Rogers 57-15 in 2008.


Running back Luke Black ran 19 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs 66-27 win over Inola.

Jay finished 12-2 in 1984 and came up one game short of the Class 3A state finals, losing to Idabel 14-7.

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