TiGERS End Season in Clinton

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CLINTON – A memorable entry to 4A football came to a close Friday in Clinton as the Cushing Tigers fell 49-20 in the fist round of the high school football state playoffs. Moving into district 4A2 for the 2018-19 seasons, Cushing opened the year with a remarkably challenging three-game non-district slate and then inherited one of the toughest schedules in the state.

The Tigers found their rhythm with a wildcat offense and an athletic defensive unit. Wil Moyer climbed to the top-5 of the Tulsa World’s quarterback leaderboard with nearly 2,400 passing yards. He led a menacing passing attack from the first kickoff of the season. Under first-year coach Rusty Morgan, the Tigers rebounded from an 0-3 start to win the first three district games and set up an entertaining run toward the playoffs.

“Whirlwind,” Morgan said, addressing the season in a postgame interview with James Coffelt. “Overall message is I’m extremely proud of these kids overcoming so much this year... they’ve battled through a tough schedule. “We’ll talk a lot more in the next few days... right now I’m really proud of these guys. They deserve to be in the position they’re in.”

Clinton (10-1 overall) had too much staying power Friday night, rushing for 388 big-play yards as a team on just 40 plays from scrimmage. Morgan’s Tigers trailed 35-6 at halftime and struggled trying to climb out of that hole away from O’Dell Field.

This game featured flashes of Cushing’s trademark plays throughout the year. Moyer found Keaton Crooks open on a quick route in the first quarter that turned into a 41-yard touchdown. Chance Kindley converted the point-after attempt. Trevor Ailey rushed for two touchdowns, including the two final scores of the game, and the Tigers completed a two-point conversion sneaking quarterback Dane Palmer into the lineup for a completion to Elijah Howell. Palmer’s first cameo under center came in Week 4 after Moyer suffered a leg injury late in the game against Berryhill. Working against an eager defense, Palmer was efficient in relief, completing three of his four passing attempts for 27 yards. Cushing didn’t have the same freedom moving the ball against Clinton, though. The Tigers were limited to an uncharacteristic 79 passing yards on 16 attempts.

The season ends with four wins, seven losses and a winning 4-3 district mark. “The community (of Cushing) is unbelievable,” Morgan said. “Being from Cushing and always being around Cushing, the community comes together like none other. You can definitely feel the support and you can feel it all season long.

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RDMGtv got a close up look at the speech to the team from Coach Rusty Morgan, just following the game last Friday. Coach Morgan shows the team how to be a “TiGER” even after a tough loss to end the season, along with words of wisdom from the first year Head Coach.

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Playoff time for Tigers

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TUTTLE – Playoffs, Tigers. Playoffs. Cushing trudged through a 49-14 loss at district 4A2-leading Tuttle on Friday night to end the regular season and set the stage for a first-round playoff game. At fourth place in the district, the Tigers (4-6 overall, 4-3 district) will travel to Clinton on Friday, Nov. 9.

 Game time is set for Friday November 9th 7:30pm

Game time is set for Friday November 9th 7:30pm

Tuttle forced a three-and-out on Cushing’s first drive and harassed the front line consistently. They even forced their way into the backfield to cause a harried, running punt on that drive. They carried the momentum to a 27-0 halftime lead.

“There’s no doubt about it, nobody wants a game to go this way,” coach Rusty Morgan said in an interview with RDMGtv’s James Coffelt. “But like we’ve talked about, you’ve gotta give Tuttle credit, that’s a great football team, and the fact is we’ve gotta put it behind us pretty quick.”

Cushing was ushered into Class 4A this season and placed into one of the toughest districts. The Tigers rebounded from a winless slate of three non-district games with a three-game win streak in which the offense averaged more than 40 points per game.

“We’ve got a resilient bunch, we’ve shown that in previous games throughout the year,” Morgan said. “No outcome is going to change my pinion of any of these guys.”

The offense has shown it can fly high. In that three-game stretch in which Cushing rose to the top in the district, quarterback Wil Moyer threw for 114 yards, 259 yards, and 205 yards, respectively, with five total passing touchdowns in those games.

It will be up to the offense to keep Clinton (9-1, 7-0) off its rhythm next week. Clinton has accrued 97 marginal district points, which is second most out of any 4A teams this season.

Tiger fans will notice a faster path to state in Class 4A. It is a 16-team playoff rather than the 32-team format used in 3A. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Clinton.

“I really appreciate TiGER NATiON following us around this year,” Morgan said. “We’re gonna do our best to go put on a show next week and continue the season.”

Friday night’s game at Tuttle can be watched in its entirety online at RDMGtv.com, where fans can also find a postgame interview with Coach Morgan and highlights and bonus content from every game of the season. 

The Cushing Hub App provided by Red Dirt Media Group has led the way in local coverage of Cushing and its Tigers and will be on location as the playoffs begin Nov. 9. Power outtages in Tuttle disrupted some in-game services on the Cushing Hub App, but additional content will be available online throughout this weekend.

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Playoff-bound Cushing loses against Blanchard

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CHS honored Senior at the last home game of the regular season Friday night. Here is RDMGtv’s coverage of Senior Night 2018.

CUSHING – The Tiger offense took a step back Friday night as district 4A-2 contender Blanchard dominated its home turf for a 40-14 victory. Cushing (4-5 overall, 4-2 district) punted five times and turned the ball over twice Friday night on the road.

Moyer found Nathan Jones open at the 23 yard line, and Jones beat a trail to the back of the end zone. Chance Kindley kicked the extra point.

Cushing ran only 44 plays and came short of typical yardage production. The Tigers will travel to district-leading Tuttle (9-0, 6-0) Friday, Nov. 2 for the regular-season finale. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Cushing has locked down playoff qualification, but how the Tigers finish this portion of the schedule determines where they will be sent for the first round.

In their first season as 4A competitors, they have faced at least four tried-and-true playoff contenders. Tuttle, the next opponent, is undefeated and favored in 4A. “That’s a really, really good football team we just played, these are the types of teams you have to play to know where you stand,” Cushing coach Rusty Morgan said. “The message is going to stay the same, I challenge them to be consistent day in and day out. Consistency is the key, we know Tuttle is a great football team... we just have to understand the passing game and get better.

Cushing moves into playoff contention with win over Harah...

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HARAH – On a Fall Break trip to Harrah, Cushing’s inspired and ever-improving varsity football team claimed a momentous victory. The Tigers won 49-25 to improve to 4-4 overall and 4-1 in district 4A-2, and – most importantly – claim playoff qualification. “The message to this team is to enjoy victories,” coach Rusty Morgan told RDMGtv’s James Coffelt, “because they’re hard to come by, especially in (Class 4A) and in this district.”

Cushing posted 27 points in the second quarter and 16 in the third to take a commanding lead midway through the game. A week after surrendering an opening kickoff return for a touchdown, the Tigers held Harrah to negative yardage on special teams returns. “It’s still a deal, we want to come out and start faster, no doubt about it,” Morgan said. “Once we kinda get clicking offensively, typically we can move the ball against anybody we play.”

Without an early deficit to rail against, this heralded Cushing offense soared. Quarterback Will Moyer completed 26 of 36 pass attempts for 367 yards and four passing touchdowns. He had no shortage of open, eligible receivers. Once this group of players have the ball in their hands, they are among the most difficult to stop in the district.

Harrison Wood and Keaton Crooks each had six catches for 90 yards or more, and both scored a touchdown. Trevor Ailey, who piled on yet another remarkable individual performance, hauled in nine catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns. This week’s highlight reel is riddled with crafty passes from Moyer and smart, quick moves by receivers that buried Harrah in yards-after-the-catch. The Tigers were scoreless in the first quarter but trailed only 3-0 before hitting high gear.

Harrah, winless through eight weeks, had three rushers reach 100 yards. Jeff Roberson led with 172, Chase Jackson had 140, and Gage Payne had 103. Cushing improved marginally on third down (5-for-8) and stopped Harah five times out of nine. Up next, the Tigers host Blanchard (6-2, 3-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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No qualifying answer were given this week,,,,,, Look for the next questions on game night next Friday VS Blanchard……Answer 7:30pm to Midnight!

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Up next, the Tigers host Blanchard (6-2, 3-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. The win against Harrah puts distance between Cushing and Blanchard, the fourth-place team in the district. To reach playoffs in Class 4A (which Cushing joined this season), a team must finish the regular-season schedule fourth or better in its district. Cushing is in third place with two games left

TiGERS' win streak snapped vs. Bethany ** Bonus Band Coverage

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CUSHING – Bethany bucked Cushing from the shoot Friday night and halted a three-game win streak for the hometown Tigers. The visiting Bronchos returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown and then executed a 2-point conversion to stun Cushing and set up an important district 4A-2 win.

Despite three touchdowns and a handful of big plays from Rusty Morgan’s Tigers, Cushing fell 46-22 for its first district loss of the season. “You’ve gotta play teams like this (in this district),” Morgan said. We got in a hole extremely early, and these guys will fight. I tell them day-in and day-out I wouldn’t trade them for anybody else.”

Working with an early deficit, the Tigers continued to show off one of the best offenses in the district. Quarterback Wil Moyer completed 20 of 36 pass attempts for 222 yards and two touchdowns.

His first scoring strike was maybe the play of the game for the Tigers, who were trailing 36-7 with 54 seconds left in the third quarter when Keaton Crooks light up the middle of the field.

He got under a pass from Moyer on second down and 8 and took it 79 yards to the end zone. Chance Kindley made the extra point to draw the score to 36-14, and both teams had some scoring to do in the fourth quarter.

Crooks had a banner night. He led Cushing with 10 catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns. The second one came in the fourth quarter, a six-yard connection. Harrison Wood caught a pass on the following two-point conversion attempt, but Cushing was still three scores away with 7:50 left.

Bethany quarterback Sam Brandt accounted for 239 yards of offense. He was 8-13 for 165 yards passing and had almost no trouble running the ball as well, averaging 7.4 yards per carry. Cushing again struggled on third down, converting three out of 14 attempts and punting eight times.

“The signs of great teams are that the capitalize on third downs, and they don’t get holding penalties that knock them back,” Morgan told RDMGtv’s James Coffelt. “We have to make progress, there’s no doubt about it. It’s a work in progress, we’ll work on it, and we’ll continue to get better at it. “We’ll come in Monday and be ready to go. I’m telling the guys everything we want to do is still ahead of us. All we want to do is get our name on the (state playoff) bracket at the end of the year and let the chips fall where they may.” Cushing is 3-4 overall with a 3-1 mark in district 4A-2, led by Tuttle and Bethany.

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To reach playoffs, the Tigers have to finish the regular season in fourth place or better within the district. They sit in third, with Harrah, Blanchard and Tuttle left on the schedule. A head-to-head win against Blanchard would go a long way toward cementing the Tigers’ spot in playoffs, as Blanchard (5-1, 2-1) is fourth. Harrrah – next week’s opponent – is winless through seven games

Cushing High School band performed it’s competition show on Friday, preparing for the home stretch on marching band competition this season. Here are some clips of the show and interview with Dakota Norman (SR Drum Major) and Danny White Cushing Band Director.

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Federal Reserve Bank Executives Visit Cushing Oklahoma

 Plains Pipeline proudly support Cushing TiGER Athletics and Red Dirt Media Group

Plains Pipeline proudly support Cushing TiGER Athletics and Red Dirt Media Group

October 10th, 2018 the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Esther George visited Cushing OK., to tour the Plains All American Pipeline facility located just south of Cushing. Her interest in the community and the facility was to learn first hand how the energy industry functions, and generates economic activity, in our area..

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This is the second visit from Federal Reserve representatives, in as many months. Earlier in the year a group of economists from the Federal Reserve visited the facility and inquired about many of the significant functions of the operation. Mr. Wilkerson, Federal Reserve Executive in Oklahoma City said “Most of them were from our KC office, and rarely get to see energy activity actually occurring”. All of these questions were related to how prices are set, market demands, and how barrels of crude oil are moved and tracked from location to location. Wilkerson added, “Everyone enjoyed it very much.”

It seems mundane to those of us who live in the midst of the “tank farms”. We forget about the global impact our community has on a daily basis. However this is a good reminder that others are taking note of Cushing Oklahoma, and the significant contribution the energy industry has had in the past, and is guaranteed to have in the future.

Red Dirt Media Group would like to thank Jerry Mackey and Brad Dooley for accommodating the request for the tour, and for being great hosts. Plains All American Pipeline and all of the energy producers are a true asset to our local community.

Three in a row! Cushing topples McLoud

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CUSHING – The district race tightened Saturday afternoon as Cushing celebrated its third-straight victory to remain undefeated in 4A-2. By a score of 54-35, the Tigers improved to 3-3 overall and 3-0 in district as they defeated the McLoud Redskins.

Will Moyer was again named the Red Dirt Sports Xtra MVP as he completed 19 of 29 pass attempts for 319 yards and four touchdowns. The Tigers produced 509 yards of offense to McLoud’s 289.

The game was scheduled for Friday evening in McLoud but moved Saturday to Cushing after the tragic shooting death of a McLoud teenager.

For the third week in a row, Cushing posted 27 first-half points and put itself in position to control the remaining 24 minutes of the game.

“All that matters is those district games, and right now we’ve won three in a row,” coach Rusty Morgan told RDMGtv’s James Coffelt. “We’ll just keep on coming. There’s a lot of areas we need to get better at, and the promising thing is these guys know it.”


Early points came on a pair of touchdown passes to Keaton Crooks (six catches, 84 yards), a pick-6 by Crooks, and a rushing touchdown from Trevor Ailey. McLoud (2-4 overall, 1-2 district) mostly matched Cushing’s pace. The Redskins cut the lead to 27-21 at halftime after scoring on three crucial possessions. They recovered from Crooks’ interception return with a nine-play, 54-yard scoring drive and a quick, four-play touchdown drive on the ensuing possession. In those two series, Cushing’s defense gave up conversions on third down and fourth down to leave the door open for McLoud.

In the second half, McLoud started with the ball and began a methodical march toward tying the game. The Redskins rattled off 3 1/2 minutes before stalling out on fourth down to cap an eight-play drive. Cushing took over at its 32-yard line and Moyer, who was also named MVP after his performance in Perkins during Week 2, orchestrated one of the most important touchdowns of the afternoon. He was 5-for-5 for 71 yards on that drive, ending with a 9-yard pass to Harrison Wood that put the Tigers ahead 34-21 after Chance Kindley’s extra point.

In the coming weeks, Cushing will have a chance to prove its mettle. Three teams from District 4A-2 have cracked the Tulsa World’s top-10 statewide rankings, and Cushing has all three of them still on the schedule. First, No. 5 Bethany. Then No. 7 Blanchard comes to town on Oct. 26. And finally Tuttle, the second-ranked team in 4A, will host Cushing for the regular season finale. Tuttle is undefeated. Combined, the three teams have only two losses. Cushing, however, has the upper hand on Bethany and Blanchard with a clean 3-0 district record.

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TiGERS drop the hammer on Madill, win muddy district opener 40-13

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MADILL – As rain clouds threatened an already muddy field Saturday evening, Cushing’s Tigers brought the thunder. The Tigers delivered the first crushing blow of the high school football district schedule, beating Madill 40-13 on the road.

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Click the graphic to watch the full game…..

Kickoff was postponed Friday and finally moved to Saturday as the grass playing surface in Madill soaked slowly. Coming off of a three game slide and a handful of small injuries, the Tigers (1-3 overall, 1-0 district 4A-2) needed a quick recovery Saturday night. “The way this season started 0-3, nobody wanted that, but they juts kept coming and grinding each day, and we got it done,” coach Rusty Morgan told RDMGtv’s James Coffelt.

It all started with the steady performance of the offensive line. Senior left tackle Koby Floyd was named Red Dirt Sports Xtra MVP for his work on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Photo by RDMGtv’s Joel Hicks: Click graphic to see full image…

Floyd protected quarterback Wil Moyer on a night the Tigers totaled 113 passing yards and 245 rushing yards. He harassed the Madill backfield and accounted for three solo tackles and five combined tackles. Behind his blocking, Cushing rallied to its first halftime lead of the season, scoring seven points in the first quarter and 20 in the second. “We knew we had to come out and run the ball and that’s kind of been our motto all week,” Morgan said. “We knew we had to grind it out. We put some different guys back there catching snaps, put some tight ends in the backfield, and it’s probably gonna be part of what we do.”

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Click the graphic to watch the Bank of Cushing Post Game Interview w Coach Rusty Morgan

Moyer returned from a deep bone bruise on his right leg and managed 4-for-6 passing for 114 yards and two touchdowns against the Wildcats. He also showed up to produce his longest pass play of the season, a stellar 66-yard pass and catch connection with Harrison Wood, who found the end zone to give the Tigers a 13-0 lead with 10:23 left in the second quarter. Chance Kindley kicked the extra point.

Cushing scored on four of its first five possessions and created six turnovers on Madill’s first seven possessions. It was as lopsided a first half as the Tigers have experienced, and everything came up Black and Orange.

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Central Tech’s Technically Perfect Stats: by RDMGtv’s Ish Engle

The Tigers overcame 1-for-6 performance on third down and the loss of two fumbles Saturday night. Trevor Ailey carried the ball 12 times for 93 yards and two touchdowns, and Landon Kimmel ran 14 times for 91 yards and a score. Keaton Crooks and Champ Wright also scored. Madill scored once in the third quarter and once in the fourth, and the second PAT was blocked.

The Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) ran 60 plays to Cushing’s 45 and ran for 291 yards, attempting only five passes. Cushing will host Tecumseh (2-2, 0-1) Friday at 7:20 p.m. Other district winners included McLoud, Tutle and Bethany.

story by: Christian Favalora RDMGtv Sports Journalist

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Graphics by RDMGtv

Tiger D is strong, but Cushing falls to Berryhill 26-14 at home

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CUSHING – From Friday night’s opening possession, Cushing’s defense showed it was every bit the rival Berryhill hoped to avoid. The Tigers stuffed 3A Berryhill’s first drive inside the redzone with a fumble recovery, and at the end of the third quarter, they had limited the Chiefs to three scores and a 6-point lead. The gap grew too large for the Tigers to overcome, though. Berryhill prevailed 26-14 to bump Cushing’s record to 0-3.

In the first half alone, the home crowd was treated to three turnovers. Champ Wright made the play on the opening fumble recovery, and Trevor Ailey came away with a fumble in the second quarter. Hunter Puls, joining the action, blocked a field goal attempt and scooped the loose ball 29 yards to Berryhill’s 48, leading to a touchdown just before halftime. In all, Cushing’s defense allowed only 182 rushing yards. Berryhill’s Cody Ross was 16 of 19 passing for 300 yards and one passing TD.

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The Cushing offense changed looks a time or two. Starting quarterback Wil Moyer suffered an apparent leg injury in the fourth quarter and sophomore receiver Dane Palmer took his place in the shotgun formation.

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Play Of The Game

Moyer was 19-of-42 passing for 201 yards and two TDs in three and a half quarters of play. He strung together a handful of gritty drives, including a series that started after Puls’ blocked field goal.

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Highlights

Wk3 VS Berryhill

With the ball inside Chiefs territory, Moyer found Nathan Jones and Keaton Crooks for first-down conversions of 17 and 22 yards, including Crooks’ catch in the corner of the end zone as time expired. That drew the halftime score to 14-7 in Berryhill’s favor.

Cushing’s other score was from a five-play, 47-yard drive that began after the defense forced a turnover on downs. Again, with the ball in Beryhill’s territory, Cushing was knocking on the door. Moyer found Jones on third and 7 from the 44-yard line and Jones scooted for a 14-yard conversion. Harrison Wood then caught a 9-yard TD pass from Moyer on a bootleg and tied the game at 14 with 7:12 left in the third quarter. Berryhill (3-0) scored once in each quarter.

Palmer inherited an aggressive playbook. He completed three of four pass attempts for 27 yards. His signature play of the night came on fourth and 12 from the Tigers’ 40 yard line. On that play, the sophomore tilted his pads and let a tight spiral fly toward the near sideline, where Crooks reached out to complete a 40-yard pass and catch. It was brought back by penalties, but the Tigers got a good look at the player who could resume quarterback duties for the near future.

Next week, the Tigers travel to Madill for the District 4A-2 opener. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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TiGERS get blanked in Perkins

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PERKINS – The longest drive in Cushing’s 23-0 loss to Perkins-Tryon on Friday night came at the aid of a few defensive penalties. 

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Stats Recap

The official statistics of the TiGERS

In that 12-play series, the Tigers showed the ability to move the ball as well as they’ll need to in the fast-approaching District 4A-2 schedule. But there were also a handful of offensive penalties on that drive, and that balance of youth and experience has coach Rusty Morgan hopeful for next week’s game against 3A Berryhill.

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Post Game Interview

w Coach Rusty Morgan

“Right now were just talking about effort, day-in and day-out,” Morgan told RDMGtv’s James Coffelt. “There’s a lot of teaching going on. The fact is it’s early in the season, and I tell them all the time, good bad or indifferent, the sun’s coming up tomorrow... You find out about your character in these situations.”

There were a few notable performances in Friday night’s loss despite a bevy of penalties and four turnovers.

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WK2 Highlights

RDMGtv's WK 2 Highlights 

Wil Moyer brought another gutsy performance to the gridiron as he persisted through wearisome weather. Winds swirled mist and light rain through football stadiums all across Green Country on Friday night, making it an unfriendly day for quarterbacks. Moyer, however, was again the sharpest signal caller on the field as he completed 13 of 26 pass attempts for 137 yards.

Moyer was the joint Red Dirt Sports Xtra MVP along with senior running back and defensive back Trevor Ailey. Ailey was Cushing’s leading rusher with 93 yards on 23 carries and a pair of receptions

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Again, Keaton Crooks led the wide receivers with five catches for 88 yards, including the game’s longest, a 36-yard play on third-down and long in the fourth quarter.That drive was crushed inside Perkins’ redzone as the Demon Deacons came away with an interception.

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Play Of The Game

Moyer to Ailey for 36 yards.

TiGERS take the field next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. hosting the Berryhill Chieftons.

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WK @ Full Game

WK 2 @ Perkins

 by Christian Favalora RDMTV Sports Journalist

Cushing's wild rally falls short against Bristow

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CUSHING – A nearly unthinkable comeback bid grew steadily Friday night as the Cushing Tigers displayed their intent to stoke a decades-old rivalry.

The Tigers lost 60-39 to the Bristow Pirates in their Class 4A debut, but not before staging a wild first-half rally. Cushing’s Keaton Crooks, a leading junior receiver, laid claim to maybe the best individual performance of the night. He was named the Red Dirt Sports Xtra MVP for his work on the edge of the offense. Crooks hauled in 12 catches for 166 yards, as well as a defensive interception, scored two touchdowns, and recorded eight tackles for the Tigers.

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Graphic provided by Red Dirt Media Group - Joel Hicks Photographer

The action tipped heavily in Bristow’s favor almost from kickoff. On the opening drive, the Pirates’ C.J. McCall ran the ball 69 yards to the end zone on the first play and forecasted a busy first quarter. They went up 28 points before the end of the first quarter. And first-year coach Rusty Morgan got his crew busy. “Being down 28-0 almost immediately, it would have been easy to put our heads down and just give up,” Morgan said. “But that’s this group. We’re gonna battle back.”

The Tigers (0-1) scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter and dragged Bristow to the wire, threatening to tie the game with 6 seconds left in the first half, though time ran out before they could tie it. Evan Kennedy scored first with a four-yard pass from Moyer. Then Trevor Alley, making defenders miss on a 21-yard pass play. Crooks scored the next two.

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Stats Recap Wk1

Ish Recaps Stats from Wk1

“Of course, some other things didn’t go our way, but the biggest positive is the way we responded all night long,” Morgan said. “We continued to string drives together, (quarterback) Wil Moyer is throwing it around excellently, and the line protected him all night long.” With a 28-21 lead, Bristow outscored Cushing 32-18 in the second half as the Pirates racked up 601 yards of offense and punted only twice. Moyer, however, had an astounding night as he connected with Crooks and others for an impressive stat line. He completed 37 of 62 pass attempts for 476 yards and six TDs.

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PGI Wk1

Coach Morgan's first post-game interview...

The longest scoring play of the night came in the form of an 85-yard pass play from Moyer to Nathan Jones, who tallied 137 yards on six catches. This was the Core Civic "Play Of The Game."

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POTG WK1

Wk1 VS Bristow

Defensively, Cushing struggled to catch Bristow’s ball carriers. The Pirates had little interest in the passing game as they tallied more than 500 rushing yards and called only nine pass plays.

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Highlights

WK1 VS Bristow

“Defensively, it was not as nice as we would like it to be, but we’re gonna get better,” Morgan said.

The Tigers return to the field Friday, Sept. 7 as they travel to 3A Perkins for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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Full Game

Wk1 VS Bristow

by Christian Favalora ~ RDMGtv sports journalist   

Park Place Baptist - Showing Initiative in the Community

 Come Visit us Sunday Morning! 321 N Hartman in North West Cushing

Come Visit us Sunday Morning! 321 N Hartman in North West Cushing

Do you know where Park Place Baptist Church is located? If you do not, or don't remember, it's a great little church over on the North West side of Cushing. Not on a main street or even in more visible area like downtown Cushing, but strategically placed right in the midst of the surrounding neighborhood.

 Vic &Sylvia Morlan Interim Pastor's at Park Place Baptist Church

Vic &Sylvia Morlan Interim Pastor's at Park Place Baptist Church

Vic and Sylvia Morelan have taken on the interim pastorate at Park Place Baptist. If you don't know who Vic and Sylvia are...you should. They are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, And they both have the heart of a pastor. What does that mean? It means that even at an age when most people have been retired for years, Vic and Sylvia still feel the desire to reach people of this community for Christ.  They have been out walking the neighborhood around the church asking people to come and visit, and spreading the Gospel to ALL who will listen. "It's inspirational to me" stated Debbie Morris, new  to the congregation at Park Place. The push to reinvigorate the church has fallen directly on the shoulders of Vic and Sylvia. Not wasting any time complaining about what the don't have, they just got to work doing what they know to do. Sharing the Love of God to everyone they come in contact with. 

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Adorned with Grace

Clothing Giveaway July 28th 10am. Fellowship Hall

 

 Held in the Fellowship Hall at 321 N Hartman - Bring you family and be blessed!

Held in the Fellowship Hall at 321 N Hartman - Bring you family and be blessed!

Pastor Vic, who is an avid photographer, uses his skill and passion with a camera to breach the conversation with everyone he comes in contact with daily. Some may find it strange at first, that somebody wants to get your picture. But he has a way of convincing you to gladly pose for the shot. Vic makes sure he can find you again to deliver the print and put it in your hands. All the while talking to you about your wellbeing, your circumstance, or situation. Putting you squarely in the center of his concern, even at least for just a little bit. You walk away with the feeling of a unique experience, and feeling good that somebody cared enough to sincerely ask about you. Vic and Sylvia would never ask to have the spotlight put on them, but it certainly is deserved. Seeing true pastors, that truly care about the people of this community, can be rare.

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It's not always about the church you attend, or how often, its about your need. Hearing the only answer Vic and Sylvia would give you, no matter the condition of the circumstance in which you find yourself. The Love of Jesus. Vic and Sylvia would tell you to attend the church of your choice this coming Sunday. However, if you do not have a place to go, why not come see the great people of Park Place Baptist Church at 321 N Hartman Ave, Cushing, OK 

 Brunch Served @10am - Women's & Children's Clothing GIVEAWAY! shoes-jewelry & toys....

If you would like more information about the clothing giveaway, call the church @ (918) 225-3941. 

Urgent Information for Oklahoman's

 Photo Provided by NoWindCatcher.com

Photo Provided by NoWindCatcher.com

A group of concerned Oklahoman's have become aware of an issue that has them taking action. Property owners report that they have been approached to sell rights to the Wind Catcher Project, to construct massive 765 kilowatt transmission line towers across their land. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has been discussing the pro's and con's of the issue, and may make a ruling on the project next week, concerned citizens tell RDMGtv. Those voicing opposition are not only the property owners in Oklahoma, but citizens that see issues with other risks they say could cause health issues. Here is a short video that explains some of the concerns.  

Rob Dixon who points us to, www.NoWindCatcher.com has been opposed to the project for some time. He tells RDMGtv that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission wants to hear and get feed back from Oklahoman's on how they feel about the transmission lines being built here in our state.  

Rob  references the NoWindCatcher.com website that states; Wind Catcher is a proposed $4.5 billion power project to take electricity across Oklahoma and sell it to Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Less than one third of the power will be going to Oklahoma. Wind Catcher is being opposed by Oklahoma State Attorney General Mike Hunter who said that:

"PSO has not proven a need or a benefit for the project. We hate that there wasn't competitive bidding as required by law" -12/21/2017

View this message from Former Govenor Frank Keating on Oklahoma and wind energy.

As Oklahoman's learn more about the facts of the project, opposition seems to be coming from all sides. However,  those opposed to the project say it is not enough to just assume the corporation commissioners know there is growing opposition to the Wind Catcher Project. Concerned Citizens of Wind Catcher want to recruit you, the citizens of Oklahoma, "to make your voice heard." 

Call the Corparation Commission @ 405-521-2211 - before July 23rd

Tell them NO to the Wind Catcher Project in Oklahoma!

 

 

Where Tiger Pride Begins

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10 year old Tiny Tiger, Kadin Dominguez, is a shining example of genuine Cushing Tiger pride. 

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He has been playing baseball (his favorite sport) for the Cushing Youth and Community Center since he was just 6 years old and is currently left fielder for the CYCC 10 U peewee team. 

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During a game last Tuesday night, Kadin suffered an injury to the nose from a pop fly ball and was taken to Cushing Regional Hospital to be examined while his team carried on in his absence. "When we were there, instead of throwing a fit or complaining, Kadin was more concerned about how his team was doing," said father, Ricky Dominguez, about the event. "It's moments like that that make me feel like the luckiest man on Earth. I am so proud of the little man he is growing into."  Luckily, Kadin suffered only a possible fracture to the nose instead of the feared break.

 Top - Father Ricky Dominguez               Left to right - Lilly,  Tuck & Kadin

Top - Father Ricky Dominguez               Left to right - Lilly,  Tuck & Kadin

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The soon to be 4th grader also enjoys CYCC soccer and has played for 2 years so far. Kadin intends to continue playing both sports, setting an example for his 2 younger siblings, 8 year old Lilly and 4 year old Tuck. Lilly has played soccer for the Cushing Youth Center and Tuck plans to join the Tiny Tiger peewee football team as soon as possible. 

 Pictured left to right - Kadin, Tuck and Lilly Dominguez

Pictured left to right - Kadin, Tuck and Lilly Dominguez

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The red dirt Weekly Update

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Senior Megan Lee (Mo), 3 year starting 1st baseman for both the fast and slowpitch Lady Tiger softball teams, has been 1selected for the 2018 Class 5/6A West All State Slowpitch team.

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Bringing with her a team high of 33 homeruns this season, 95 RBI and a .600 batting average, Lee is the 3rd Lady Tiger in history to make All State in slowpitch.  She will travel with the West team to Edmond to play in the All State game vs the East team on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 AM. 

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"This is an honor for a great young lady who has worked hard and it has paid off for her," says CHS softball coach, Nikki York. "I am very proud of Mo and can't wait to see her do big things as she continues her softball career. She has a great head on her shoulders, has always put her team first and she understands how to work hard for success."

In her 4 years of playing slowpitch for CHS, Lee has won 3 district championships, 2 regional runner ups and had 2 state quarterfinal appearances. Fans can keep an eye out for Megan as she continues her softball career with NOC Enid after graduation. 

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A reminder to Cushing Tiger fans - Senior Graduation will be held this Friday, May 18th at 7 PM in the CHS Fieldhouse following the last day of school for CPS students. 

The Cushing Soccer Banquet will be held this Thursday, May 17th beginning at 6 PM in the CHS Fieldhouse. Hosts request that all who attend bring a side dish with a serving utensil if possible. 

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The 16th annual CHS All-Sports Golf Tournament is scheduled to be held on May 26th beginning at 8:30 AM. The entry fee for each participant is $75 and must be submitted with a completed registration form no later than May 20th. For more information or to download an All-Sports Golf Tournament registration form go to

http://bit.ly/2I5CUmr

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The red dirt Weekly Update

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Cushing Lady Tigers finished a great softball season last Tuesday, May 1st, traveling to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in OKC to compete in the OSSAA High School Slow Pitch State Championship.  After an incredibly close and well-played ball game vs # 4 ranked Perkins, the Lady Tigers were eventually overtaken by 7-6 at the bottom of the 7th inning.  The loss brings Cushing's final record for the season to 27-12  -  more wins than any other season in the team's history!

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The Lady Tigers soccer team also wrapped up a record-breaking season on Tuesday, losing round 2 of state playoffs to Wagoner by just 3-2. 

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Congratulations CHS Lady Tigers golf team for earning this year's Academic State Championship title with a combined team GPA of 3.972. Way to go, ladies!

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Congratulations to the Lady Tigers 2018 track team for their placements at the State Track Meet last weekend (May 4th-5th).   

Cushing relay team; Nadia Mooreland, Ariya Regnier, Jazmine Grant, and JonAnnie Adkisson finished 3rd in the 4×200 meter relay. Nikayah Jackson took 3rd place in shot and Nadia Mooreland brought gold home, finishing 1st in the 100 meter dash. Fantastic job, ladies!

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Get ready Tiger parents!! - Their last day of school is just around the corner! Students will be dismissed to start summer vacaction Friday, May 18th.

Save the date: all Tiger fans, friends and family members! - The Graduation Ceremony for CHS Seniors will begin at 7 PM Friday, May 18th in the Fieldhouse. 

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Cushing Soccer Makes History!

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The Lady TiGERS make CHS Soccer history on Friday last week, winning their first playoff soccer match, by a score of 2 to 1 over the Westville Yellow Jackets.  The match was an exciting one and save after save was made by the lady TiGER goal keeper, Jasmine Grant. Both goals for the Lady TiGERS were punched through by #7 AnneMarie Favalora, with a great deal of team work and passing on the first goal scored in first few minutes of the match. The Lady TiGERS continued their teamwork with great passing and ball control throughout the rest of the match, Keeping the Yellow Jackets frustrated and on the defense for most of the first half.

 Roster: Krina Patel, Jazzy Walsh, Joannie Adkeson, Kenzi Carmin, Kori Carmen, AnneMarie Favalora, Pippa jones, Ariya Reginer, Jenna Hood, Hunter Tankeersly, Rose Others, Janelle Pickering, Avery Bonine, Hanna Garcia, Jasmine Grant, Kylie Nelson, Head Coach Carmin and Assitant Coach DeLong.

Roster: Krina Patel, Jazzy Walsh, Joannie Adkeson, Kenzi Carmin, Kori Carmen, AnneMarie Favalora, Pippa jones, Ariya Reginer, Jenna Hood, Hunter Tankeersly, Rose Others, Janelle Pickering, Avery Bonine, Hanna Garcia, Jasmine Grant, Kylie Nelson, Head Coach Carmin and Assitant Coach DeLong.

 

The Go Ahead goal was score by Favalora again on a free kick in the box, one on one with the Westville goal keeper. The lady TiGERS break through and bring the attending fans to their feet by holding off the Yellow Jackets for over 20 minutes. Congratulations to the Lady TiGERS and their First Playoff Win! Lady TiGERS take on Wagoner in the second round Tuesday.  

 #7 Favalora Scores Two Goals in First Playoff Win for Lady TiGERS!

#7 Favalora Scores Two Goals in First Playoff Win for Lady TiGERS!

The TiGERS Continue their post season success with the Lady TiGERS Track Relay Team. Running their best time of the year these four ladies placed as runner up in regional competition.  400 meter dash-1st, 4x200 Relay-2nd, 4x400 Relay-2nd, 200 meter dash-4th. A great effort and performance by the entire team.  

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Lady TiGER Softball continues to perform at the playoff level as well. After securing the District Championship they move on to the state playoffs this week. 

 2018 Lady TiGERS Slow Pitch Softball Team

2018 Lady TiGERS Slow Pitch Softball Team

The overall record for the Lady TiGERS going into the State Tournament is 27-11. The most wins since we started playing competing in slow pitch softball. 

We only have 1 senior (Megan Lee) on our team and will be playing in the State Tournament at the Hall of Fame in OKC on Tuesday, May 1st. We don't know yet who we will play as that will be announced monday with the times as well. 

We have to win 3 games to bring home the gold. 

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Cushing High School Sports continues to amaze fans as they put more and more student athletes in a position to compete at the state playoff level. From Golf to Soccer, Softball, Track, Basketball, and Football Cushing High School Sports in gaining momentum. 

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RDMGtv will be covering the 2018 Graduation Ceremony LIVE from the Field House on May 18th. Download the Cushing Hub App on Google Play and iTunes.Tell everyone who can't make the drive and their seniors walk across the stage, to tune in and catch it all on the CushingHubApp. 

 Download the Cushing Hub App on Google Play and iTunes!

Download the Cushing Hub App on Google Play and iTunes!

 

 

 

The red dirt Weekly Update

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After a busy but successful week, the Cushing Lady Tigers hold this year's District Championship title and an overall season record of of 23-10. 

The ladies began the week on Monday with a close loss to the #2 in class 5A - the Beggs Lady Demons. The nail-biter wrapped up with a final score of 16-18, Beggs.

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Our Lady Tigers suffered a second loss in game one vs Choctaw on Tuesday but turned things around with a 13-6 win over the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs in game two. 

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The wins continued to pile up for Cushing Lady Tigers as they hosted the District tournament on Thursday and earned this season's District Champion title. The girls finished game one vs Crooked Oaks at 16-0, Cushing and kept it up in games two and three - both against the Newcastle Lady Racers- claiming a 12-2 victory in game two and 11-6 over Newcastle in game three.

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