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First round down: Alex mercy rules Turpin in opening round of 2014 High School football playoffs

This year's Longhorn football team took sweet revenge for a long ago playoff loss to Turpin by dominating the Cardinals from every angle in the first round of 2014 Oklahoma High School football playoffs at Alex on Nov. 14, 2014. Thoroughly exploiting their home field advantage, the 'Horns controlled Turpin on both sides of the ball from the very first snap. Alex cavorted virtually unstoppable up and down Longhorn Field, holding Turpin to two touchdowns Hines Turpinand one two-point conversion, to put the game to bed early in the fourth quarter with a final score of 64-14.

Quarterback Dalton Alcorn threw for 336 yards and five touchdowns in addition to notching one rushing TD of his own. Big Jake Otey snatched three of Alcorn's passes for big scores while Kyler Thornburg caught two passes for touchdowns as well as rushing for three more TDs. Otey and Tyler Patton racked up six solo tackles each as they led a Longhorn defense that terrorized Turpin, and many defensive stops saw #11, Dalton Hefner, and #33, Kyle Garcia, holding the Cardinals to minimal yardage. Brandt Hines continued his usual backfield assault, notching three solo tackles and, as shown above, earning one and half quarterback sacks.

Defense Turpin
You aren't going anywhere: Brayden Tanner (#8) and Kyle Garcia (#33) wrap up the Turpin ball carrier while other members of the Longhorn defense keep watchful eyes out.


Sideline game highlights

See the High School Football page for all game and player statistics and box scores for all games through Turpin. Game film highlights have also been posted there.

Longhorns paired with Weleetka at Alex in Football Quarterfinals on Nov. 21, 2014

Weleetka is located in Okfuskee County around two hours northeast of Alex. The town's name means "running water" in the Creek language. Their eight-man football team, the Outlaws, have been crowned Class B state football champs twice, in 2002 and 2004.

Weleetka finished the 2014 regular season 7-3. They lost to Davenport, 26-6, in their season opener and were dominated by Keota, 50-6, in their second outing. The Outlaws then won big in six consecutive games until banging up against Deward on Halloween night when they lost 34-80. Weleetka progressed to the Quarterfinals by defeating Oaks Mission, 48-26, in the opening round of the 2014 Football playoffs.

Elementary students recognized during halftime of Alex v. Turpin game on Nov. 14, 2014

Students of the Month
These students were recognized as Students of the Month.

AR Achievers
These students were recognized for meeting their AR reading goals.

These students qualified to attend the Elementary Citizens with Integrity (CSI) field trip. Students who received this award maintained good grades, attendance and behavior at school.


Jr. High and 7th & 8th Basketball take on Dibble

Morris Dibble Fitzsimmons Dibble
Maddylne Morris (left) and Jonathan Fitzsimmons (right) play in the 7th and 8th grade basketball games against Dibble.

Baxter Dibble Boatwright Dibble
Kylie Baxter and Kooper Boatwright play in the Alex Jr. High game against Dibble.


Alex hosts Elementary basketball festival

Garcia Festival
Lauren Garcia goes for the save during the 5th and 6th Basketball festival held hosted by Alex on Nov. 3 and 4.

Byrne Festival
Chase Byrne takes the ball around the Dibble defense at the Alex Basketball festival.

Ketchum Festival Anderson Festival
Left: Olivia Ketchum fights for the tip against Cement. Right: Tatton Anderson puts in the layup against Cement during the Alex Elementary Basketball Festival.