Longhorn news and announcements
State Championship shirts are in!
If you ordered State Champion shirts, you can pick them up on Dec 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Alex School cafeteria. Please let everyone know.
Basketball in full swing
Senior Kaylee Warrior (left) and Junior Koda Jackson (right) attempt to score in High School Basketball's debut outing against Verden on
Dec. 12. See game results on the boys and girls basketball pages.
Brennae Hines and a Minco Bulldog vie for the ball during the Jr. High girls basketball game with Minco last week.
Carson Mainka defends the ball from Minco during the Jr. High boys game last week.
Advice from an alum...
Stan Florence, a 1978 Alex graduate and director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, visited Alex last week to speak to High School students.
State Championship medals presented to football players at Saturday ceremony
Photos one and two above: Each player on the Longhorn Football team as well as all ball boys and support personnel received a State Championship medal at the Championship Celebration held for the team, families and Alex residents in the gym on Dec 13, 2014.
The starters and special team players from the 2014 Alex Longhorn State Championship Football team with the medals they received on Dec. 13.
Honors roll in for Longhorn Football after State Championship win!
Senior Jacob Otey was named Class B Defensive Player of the Year, and Coach Matt Brand was named Class B Coach of the Year!
Shown here with their coaches, Assistant Coach Mark Anderson, Head Coach Matt Brand and Assistant Coach Geoffrey Long, four Longhorns were named to the 8-man All Star team: Lucky Chaplin, alternate, and Jacob Otey, Braydon Tanner and Kyle Garcia, 8-man All Stars.
The Seniors on the 2014 State Championship Alex Longhorn team were recognized on Dec. 13, 2014: DaKota "Lucky" Chaplin, Jacob Otey, Braydon Tanner, Kyle Garcia and Hunter Scifres.
A perfect season - Longhorn Football defeats Laverne in "Fog Bowl" to bring home Alex's first STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Alex's State Championship is officially in the history books!
Alex wins gold ball in Oklahoma Class B classic
The underdog Alex Longhorns defeated the Laverne Tigers, 68-64, in the 2014 Class B state title game on Dec. 6, 2014, at Weatherford!
From the Chickasha Express-Star, story by Adam Troxtell, posted Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:47 pm:
It was perhaps the greatest night in the small-town history of Alex.
The Longhorns went toe-to-toe with the most dominant force in Class B, Laverne, on Saturday, and they ended up with the state title. It was a prize-fight, a 68-64 win to take the gold ball.
Neither team held anything back, throwing punch after proverbial punch to possess the trophy everyone desires. In the end, it is Alex’s first state championship in any sport ever in this, their first state final appearance since 1957.
Kyler Thornburg, especially, put in a performance worthy of erasing those decades of wait. The Alex running back went 478 yards on the ground and scored six of their 10 touchdowns. His longest opened the scoring, a 74-yard sprint as he took the ball from a direct snap and all the way to the house.
His second put Alex up by two scores, but the two-time defending state champion Laverne never blinked. Quarterback Tanner Allen led the way with 500 total yards of offense, 163 of it rushing and 337 through the air.
But it was Hunter Person’s pick six that changed the tone of the game early. Dalton Alcorn, who for Alex threw 8-for-13 for 186 yards and ran for 146 yards, perhaps didn’t see Person through the thick fog as the Tigers deep back took the interception 80 yards to give his team a two point lead.
From then on, they were locked head-to-head in an all-out scrap. Ihzan Castillo was Laverne’s answer to Thornburg, finishing with 9 catches for 306 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Allen found him twice – one for 39 yards and the other for 74 yards – in a third quarter that had six consecutive touchdowns scored by both teams.
It was clear. A defensive stop was needed for the win. Alex got theirs at the perfect time.
Perhaps again looking for Castillo, Allen stepped back at midfield before attempting to tuck the ball and run. Brant Hines reached a hand out and knocked the ball away, and in the ensuing scrum Kyle Garcia had the ball for Alex with 1:14 to go.
Alcorn lined up one play before the Longhorns kneeled the ball twice in the most victorious of victory formations.
Gold Ball game a damp and foggy perfect storm
Longhorn Football players, including #9 Koda Jackson and #11 Dalton Hefner, surround Junior Kyler Thornburg as he runs the ball against Laverne. Thornburg was named overall Most Valuable Player in the State Championship game for his 40 carries, 505 yards and 7 touchdowns!
Although shown here making one of his many solo tackles, Senior
Jacob Otey earned Offensive MVP honors during the State Championship game for his four catches, 139 yards and one TD!
Left: Senior Kyle Garcia shows off the State Championship trophy he helped win by recovering a fumble forced by Sophomore Brant Hines late in the game to seal Alex's four-point triumph over Laverne. That and Garcia's five tackles and one sack earned him Defensive MVP honors in the State Championship game! Right: Coach Brand receives the traditional Gatorade bath when Alex won the State Championship!
Sophomore Tyler Patton blocks for Junior Quarterback Dalton Alcorn in the Championship game.
See more Championship game info, including Game Film Highlights and a Sideline Highlights video on the High School Football page.