Bethany, OK - Last Friday, for the third straight year, Bethany and Weatherford matched up in the opening round of the Class 4A Playoffs and for the second straight year Bethany comes out on top behind a stellar offensive performance and stout defense. The Bronchos prevailed 38-13 over the Eagles and move to 10-1 on the season while Weatherford will finished their season with a record of 7-4.
The Bronchos were impressive on offense, garnering over 500 total yards on the night, 361 on the ground and 177 through the air. Running back Jacob Kyle continued his hot streak of late rushing for 172 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. Quarterback Sam Brandt had a huge night as well with 172 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and also had 177 yards through the air and three passing touchdowns. Brandt, as he has all year, connected with three different receivers for the touchdown passes, Ben Lawson, Jordan Flinton, and Kyle.
On the defensive side of the ball linebacker Brodey Claborn had a great night with nine tackles as the defense made yards hard to come by for Weatherford in this one. The Bethany defense allowed less than 200 total yards in the game. Silas Carmack, Lawson Stout, Zach Millspaugh, and Trent McFadden also had good nights on the defensive side of the ball. Sam Brandt, who had a huge night offensive, also had two second half interceptions to help seal the deal against the Eagles.
Bethany will now have to go on the road for the State Quarterfinal matchup with Wagoner. Wagoner is a perennial powerhouse in class 4A and has won three of the past four Class 4A State Championships. The game, played at Wagoner High School, will kick off at 7:00 PM.
Moore, OK - This past Saturday the Bethany Cheer Team competed at the OSSAA Class 4A Gameday State Competition at Moore High School. This was the Broncho Cheer program's first state appearance in over 12 years and they finished as a finalist and in 6th place overall out of a field of 32 teams. The Gameday competition is a different type of event compared to the OSSAA Competitive Cheer State which is held in October each year. In the Gameday competition, annually held in November, teams compete in three "game like" scenarios to see who is the best in each of those situations. The situations include a dance to a band song, a school fight song performance, and a crowd leading section.
Bethany finished in sixth place with a final score of 337.4 points. Tuttle finished as the Gameday State Champion and had 371.4 points overall while Bridge Creek was the State Runner Up with 364.8 points. This was a fantastic finish by Bethany Cheer considering it was their first appearance in an OSSAA competition in over 12 years.
Bethany, OK - The Bethany Bronchos football team finished the season on a high note last week with a big victory over McLoud to finish the season at 9-1, there loan lost to the #1 ranked team in the state, Tuttle. The Bronchos, who finished in second place in District 4A-2 will host the Weatherford Eagles who were the third place finisher in District 4A-1. This marks the third straight year that Bethany and Weatherford have met in the first round of the Class 4A Playoffs. The two tradition rich football programs have split those two playoff meetings the last two years. Bethany Head Coach Jon Arthur said, "It is going to be a difficult challenge for us this week against Weatherford. They are a good football team that is very disciplined and well coached as we know from playing them for the past two seasons. Their only two losses in Class 4A this year are to top ten teams Clinton and Cache."
An important note is that this playoff game will be starting at 7:00 PM as opposed to the normal 7:30 PM starting time for the regular season. Fan's can purchase advance, online tickets to the game by visiting our ONLINE TICKET STORE. Purchasing tickets in advance will allow you to go through the pass gate and avoid standing in line to purchase a ticket. So be sure to be there early and bundle up as the forecast shows cold temperatures are on the way. Click HERE to view the full Class 4A Playoff Bracket.
Shawnee, OK - The Bethany boys and girls cross country teams both competed at the Class 4A State Championships on Saturday, October 20 and brought home strong finishes in a very competitive 4A field.
The Lady Bronchos finished in 14th place overall as a team out of 21 teams that qualified for the state meet. Class 4A in Oklahoma is made up of 40 schools total. Freshman Katelyn Hoefar was the leading finisher for Bethany as she came across the line in 28th place overall, while Jessie Harris was also a top 50 finisher as she crossed the line in 42nd place. The boys team finished in 8th place overall in the meet, again out of the 21 teams that qualified. Freshman Chapman Neal was the top finisher for Bethany in 24th place overall, while Daniel Birchell and Carson Shirola also cracked the top 50 in the meet. The Bronchos return a large number of runners for next season and look to improve on these finishes.
Bethany, OK - The Bethany Bronchos athletic department is excited to release the 2018-2019 Bronchos Basketball Schedule today. This years schedule format is slightly differant than in past years as Bethany has added a third tournament to the schedule. The Bronchos have added a December tournament to the schedule that will take place from December 6-8 at Bethel HS. In addition to the new tournament in Bethel, Bethany will continue to host their own invitational from January 10-12 and attend the Buckle of the Wheatbelt Tournament in Kingfisher from January 24-26.
The Bronchos return an extremely strong nucleus of talent from their squad a year ago that finished in 3rd place in the Canadian Valley Conference North Division. Bethany is also looking forward to the inaugural season under Head Coach Quinn Wooldridge who comes to Bethany after being the head coach at Oklahoma Baptist University. Bethany will continue to battle it's typical north division foes of Blanchard, Tuttle, and of course defending Class 4A State Runner-Up, Kingfisher. Bethany will also have a non-conference battle with Weatherford on December 15.
Be sure and check out the full schedule on the website by CLICKING HERE.
Bethany, OK - The Bethany Bronchos athletic department is excited to release the 2018-2019 Lady Bronchos Basketball Schedule today. The schedule will once again be extremely demanding of the Lady Bronchos as the Canadian Valley Conference is one of the premier girls conferences in the state of Oklahoma. Bethany will have matchups with highly ranked Class 4A teams like Blanchard, Tuttle, Newcastle, and Kingfisher. All of those teams were ranked in the top 15 in the state of Oklahoma a year ago. In addition to those matchups Bethany opens the season on November 30 with a conference cross-over game to the south division by playing Washington, a top 10 team in class 3A a year ago.
This years schedule also looks a little different than in past years as Bethany has added a third tournament to the schedule. The Bronchos have added a December tournament to the schedule that will take place from December 6-8 at Bethel HS. In addition to the new tournament in Bethel, Bethany will continue to host their own invitational from January 10-12 and attend the Buckle of the Wheatbelt Tournament in Kingfisher from January 24-26.
Be sure and check out the full schedule on the website by CLICKING HERE.
Bethany Athletics is pleased to announce our app is now live and available for download by any Apple iPhone or Android user by going to your App Store. Search "Bethany Athletics" in the app store or click the links below . Once you have the app click "Settings" at the bottom to manage your notification options. You are free to turn on or off any of the different push notifications you will get by sport. You'll also have access to recent game results, a calendar of all events, and convenient links to purchase online tickets and visit our Twitter account. Make sure and share the app with all of the Bethany Broncho fans that you know.