|2015 Longhorn High School Football Schedule|
|Sept. 4||Alex at Caddo, 7:00 pm||W - 48-0|
|Sept. 11||Alex at Cyril, 7:00 pm||W - 44-0|
|Sept. 18||Allen at Alex, 7:00 pm||W - 60-0|
|Sept. 25||Macomb at Alex, 7:00 pm||W - 54-8|
|Oct. 2||Alex at Bray, 7:30 pm||W - 52-6|
|Oct. 9||Strother at Alex, 7:00 pm||W - 66-6|
|Oct. 15||Alex at Waurika, 7:00 pm||W - 50-0|
|Oct. 23||Maud at Alex, 7:00 pm||W - 54-0|
|Oct. 29||Alex at Maysville, 7:00 pm||W - 46-0|
|Nov. 5||Geary at Alex, 7:00 pm||W - 48-22|
|Nov. 13||1st round playoffs: Laverne at Alex||W - 62-22|
|Nov. 20||Quarterfinals: Weleekta at Alex|
Statistics and film
11-13-15 - Laverne at Alex
11-05-15 - Geary at Alex
10-29-15 - Alex at Maysville
10-23-15 - Maud at Alex
10-15-15 - Alex at Waurika
10-09-15 - Strother at Alex
10-02-15 - Alex at Bray
09-25-15 - Macomb at Alex
09-18-15 - Allen at Alex
09-11-15 - Alex at Cyril
09-04-15 - Alex at Caddo
11-05-15: With defeat of Geary, Longhorn Football heads to playoffs as undefeated District B-2 Champs!
Chickasha Express-Star, Adam Troxell, sportswriter, posted Nov. 6, 2015: Alex rebounds to beat Geary, stay undefeated
"For the first time this season, both Geary and Alex faced a serious test on Thursday night.
The Longhorns were the team to pass, coming back from a 10-point deficit to win, 48-22, at home and end the regular season undefeated. The win handed defending state champions Alex (10-0, 9-0) the top spot in District B-2 entering the playoffs that begin next week."
Cox High School Sports Hub, posted Nov. 5, 2015: Alcorn and Thornburg shine as Alex defeats Geary to win district
10-26-15: Oklahoman ranks Alex #1 in Class B
"If you enjoy eight-man football, Class B is in line for one of the best postseasons we've seen in a while..." Read the article here.
'Horns trample Macomb
The Longhorn first team thoroughly dominated the Macomb Hornets at Alex on Friday night, Sept. 25, 2015. To level the playing field, Coach Brand cleared the Alex sidelines, letting every man see action. Late in the second quarter, Freshman QB Kooper Boatwright marched the 'Horns down the field using his own magic and the feint and dash of Freshman Running Back Tony Craddock. A Boatwright sneak put Alex on the Macomb one yard line with less than a minute to go in the first half, and Craddock powered through Macomb's defensive line to put the Longhorns up 44-0 with 45 seconds to go. Boatwright faked the handoff to Craddock and sprinted around the right end to score the two point conversion, positioning the Longhorns to mercy-rule Macomb, 46-0, at the half.
But Macomb wasn't done. The Hornets showed grit and determination throughout their match with the defending Class B State Champions and refused to go down without a fight. They connected on long, quick passes against the Alex bench, working their way deep into Longhorn territory as the clock bled away. Down 46-0, Macomb took what looked to be their final snap of the game with only two seconds left in the first half. The Hornets connected in the end zone for a touchdown and then tallied two more points in their successful conversion, extending the game into the second half by hanging on 46-8.
Hornets fans erupted and Alex supporters couldn't help but cheer for them as Macomb became the first team to score against the Longhorns in the 2015 season. A heartfelt shout-out to the Hornets for never giving up or giving in!
Alex went on to quickly dispatch Macomb early in the third quarter by a score of 54-8. Geary, the only other Class B team that before Friday had not been scored on, allowed 20 points by Waurika before defeating them 40-20.
Longhorn Football to move to Class B District 3 for 2016 Football season
On 09-09-15, the OSSAA announced High School football district assignments for the 2016-2017 school year. Class B underwent significant restructuring that will leave Longhorn Football facing a much different conference landscape next year.
For the past few years, Class B has been made up of four districts of ten teams each. In a move that will allow for more District Champions and was clearly made to allow for less arbitrary playoff pairings, Class B will be divided next year into eight districts, each of which will be made up of either five or six teams. Alex, long designated Class B District 2, will move to District 3 where it will face only two familiar foes in conference play.
The re-districting will send the Longhorns farther afield to play as well since their conference competition will include Burns Flat-Dill City, Carnegie, Cyril, Geary and Snyder.
District 2 has been re-delegated to eight-man teams from the north part of the state. District 4 will consist of familiar southern Oklahoma teams including Bray-Doyle and Waurika. Wilson will play its inaugural year of eight-man ball in District 4 while Central Marlow returns from 11-man football to join this district as well. Fox and Ryan will return to Class B District 4 from Class C.
District 5 will look very much like the current District 2 without Alex since it will contain Allen, Caddo, Macomb, Maud, Maysville and Strother.
In District B-2 preview, Oklahoman terms Longhorn Football "scary"
From The Oklahoman, by Scott Wright, published August 30, 2015:
Alex loaded with several returning starters
With last year's unbeaten run to the Class B state championship, and a scary group of returning starters, Alex is viewed by coaches as the favorite to repeat as the District B-2 titlist.
At the top of the list of the Longhorns' returning stars is running back Kyler Thornburg. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior led all classes in rushing last year with 3,214 yards and 55 touchdowns.
Joining him in the backfield once again is quarterback Dalton Alcorn, a 6-4, 210-pound senior who is gaining recruiting interest from North Texas and several Division II schools.
Coach Matt Brand points to the offensive line for his most important star, calling left guard Brandt Chitwood, a 6-4, 295-pound senior, “one of the best linemen in the state in all classes.”
Defending Class B State Champion Longhorns look to repeat in style
Longhorn Football will sport new "road" looks when they open their season at Caddo on September 4. Senior Wide Receiver Dalton Hefner is shown here wearing one option of the 'Horns' road uniform, a simple white jersey with orange highlights paired with black pants. Senior QB Dalton Alcorn shows off the alternate option with white pants. Senior Running Back Kyler Thornburg is dressed here in the "Blackshirt" uniform Alex will wear at home.
While a good fashion sense is appreciated, it is the Longhorns' style on the field that will make or break their attempt to earn back-to-back Class B state championships. A probable starting defensive line averaging a formidable 235 pounds will not hurt a bit. A quick glance at the pre-season player breakdown reveals that every member of the 32-man squad has gained a bit in height and weight, continuing a balance of power and quickness that served Alex well in their 2014 championship season.
The 'Horns welcome the return of the Chitwood brothers and hope that Brant, a 6'4", 285-pound offensive left guard and defensive end, can fill Jacob Otey's shoes. Brant, now a Senior, was a starter at Norman High in 2014. His likely contribution will come alongside familiar names such as Juniors Brant Hines and Tyler Patton. Defense wins ballgames, just as it did in last year's state championship game and these are seasoned defensive hands.
Alex has a packed bench with plenty of depth well-tutored by Coach Matt Brand, the 2014 Class B Coach of the Year. The team welcomes an official assistant coach for the first time in many years with the addition of Kenny Deaton, formerly the head coach at Allen for over a decade. Mark Anderson, a long-time Alex assistant coach, will help pack the Longhorn sideline leadership with experience and football-savvy.
The 'Horns have focused on strength and conditioning throughout the summer, spending three evenings each week in the weight room. The team begins official practice at 6:00 pm on August 10, 2015. Go out and take a look. You won't be disappointed.
Talk on the street has it that Class B's District 2 may be slightly weaker than last year with the exception of Alex. Maysville, last year's firey in-District opponent, may be a little smaller overall this year. This writer cautions against Cyril, a proud, well-coached team always hungry for the upset.
As for the bigger picture, the dominating names are familiar. Dewar, Davenport and perhaps Pond Creek Hunter may rise to the top of the pack along with Alex and Laverne. The Longhorns will have a pre-season look at both Dewar and Davenport during multi-team scrimmages scheduled for late August. Laverne and PHC will remain a mystery until they take their respective games to the field in early September.
|2015 Class B Football Districts|
|District 1||District 2||District 3||District 4|
|Pond Creek-Hunter||Macomb||South Coffeyville||Haileyville|