Sports Bullets: Sapulpa takes down Tahlequah, what else is coming up this week

Submitted by Michael Rose
Sapulpa Public Schools Athletic Director

Football: Chieftains take down Tahlequah

Colton Howard runs the ball in Sapulpa’s first win of the season against Tahlequah. (Niko McWilliams Photo).

What a game it was in Tahlequah last Friday night! The Chieftains battled for four quarters, eventually pulling ahead with just 27 seconds left in the game on a Marco Smith rushing touchdown. It was a collective group effort with the Band, the tie-dyed student section, cheerleaders, and Pings all cheering their hearts out! Of course, the rest of the fans were amazing, too! Bartlesville travels to town this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 pm. Gates will open at 5:30 pm, but you can purchase your tickets ahead of time via GoFan (or download the GoFan app and search for “Sapulpa”).

Live stream it on Chieftain TV or listen live on the radio: ESPN 99.9

Cross Country

As always, the annual Sapulpa Invitational was a HUGE success! Coach Williams and crew managed over 1,200 runners in one of the most organized events you can witness! Here is the link to the results to see how your favorite XC runner did! Here are a few highlights:

  • Girls’ elementary division – 1st place overall / 5th grader Jocelyn Brown placed 5th
  • Boys’ elementary division – 1st place overall / 4th grader Max Madden placed 7th and 6th grader Jackson Turner placed 8th
  • Girls’ varsity division – 2nd place overall
  • Boys’ varsity division – 2nd place overall / Izsik Meza placed 4th
  • Boys’ JV division – 2nd place overall / Luis Nunez placed 1st, Clayton McCullough placed 2nd, and Zaden Richards placed 5th
  • Girls’ JH division – 2nd place
  • Boys’ JH division – 1st place / Traber Lusk placed 1st, Mekko Coon placed 5th, Jackson Madden placed 6th, Jace Cox placed 7th, and Ryan Haught placed 9th.


The ladies are at home TOMORROW as Collinsville travels to town. This is a big game for the Lady Chieftains and they would love to see you there! NEXT Thursday (Sept. 15) is senior night. Mark your calendar to come help us celebrate our amazing ladies.


The volleyball ladies are on the road this week, BUT have two HUGE games at home next week! Sand Springs travels to town NEXT Tuesday (Sept. 13). It will be $1 for Sapulpa students with their ID. THEN, volleyball senior night is the same night as softball senior night. BUT DON’T WORRY, the timing of the two celebrations will allow you to get to both. PLUS, we will honor tickets bought at either event to allow patrons into both games.


The Big Blue Band is always thinking ahead and helping you plan for your desserts for Thanksgiving! See the attached flier for information on buying a cheesecake. See any band student to place your order!