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Publics & Privates OKpreps Podcast Ben Johnson

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Your go-to podcast for all things high school sports in Oklahoma Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-johnson19/support

    FOOTBALL IS BACK!

    FOOTBALL IS BACK!

    We're now a week away from real-life, actual football. (Well, games that actually count)

    This week we pay tribute to one of the state's best, Mr. Ray West, who passed away recent. Swisher shares several great stories about West and what he meant to a lot of people in this great state.

    Then we start our football previews, talking about Classes 6AI through 4A. We unveil our top 10 in each class and offer up some storylines along the way.

    Want to interact with the podcast? Tweet us at @michaelswisher & @benjohnsontul

    Or you can email the show at ben@skordle.com



    As always, thanks for listening!


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    • 59 min
    IT'S DEBATE TIME!

    IT'S DEBATE TIME!

    We finally took the plunge and did a deep dive into the long-standing public schools vs. private schools debate in Oklahoma. Cashion head football coach (and athletic director) Lynn Shackelford (24:45) joined us to share his thoughts from the public side, and Bishop Kelley athletic director Lance Parks (46:24) offered up some insight from the private school side.

    Regardless of which side you're on, both make great points. Both have valid arguments. 

    Also, we talk about some recent football commitments, including Broken Arrow's Andrew Raym siding with the Sooners. The chat briefly about OSU's recruiting class after Bixby's Brennan Presley vowed his commitment to the Cowboys.

    But perhaps most importantly, we talked food (5:46). Is there a place that we think is overrated? Underrated? FYI: We talked pizza!



    Have your own thoughts on food or the public/private debate? Tweet us at @benjohnsontul or @michaelswisher. 

    Or send us an email at ben@skordle.com & we'll answer any questions or read comments on the next podcast.



    Thanks so much for listening!


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Time for some Skordle Showdowns

    Time for some Skordle Showdowns

    FOOTBALL'S BACK!! Well, not really. But kind of.

    Skordle is hosting two different 7-on-7 football tournaments, all thanks to wonderful sponsors, Tulsa Tech and Charleston's.

    The guys break down both Showdowns, and chat about players to watch and what to keep an eye out for. And shoutout to the 7-on-7 event in Norman live streaming several of the matchups.

    Later in the episode, the OSSAA's Chris Wilfong joins the podcast to talk about his tremendous website - IWasAtTheGame.com ... if you've never checked it out, do it now. It has everything you'd ever want to know about high school sports in Oklahoma. 



    As always, thanks for listening. 

    And send us your feedback at @benjohnsontul or @michaelswisher


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    • 31 min
    Summer is coming ..... (well, it's already here)

    Summer is coming ..... (well, it's already here)

    It's that time of year again. Summertime has arrived, and high school sports fans are left waiting for more games in August. But fear not! The Publics and Privates OKpreps Podcast will help get you through the slow months.

    This week the guys recap some state tournament baseball, including Edmond Santa Fe and Pryor winning titles for the first time for both programs. The guys also look back on the memorable moments from the 2018-2019 athletic season, including some cross country, football, basketball and much more. 

    The podcast closes out with Swisher breaking down this week's Skordle Shootout in Cushing. A solid field of small school hoopsters will be at Cushing Middle School, and Swisher gives you all the details you need to stop by and watch some basketball.



    We'd welcome your feedback! Tweet at us - @michaelswisher & @benjohnsontul


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    • 35 min
    EPIC Slowpitch talk ... hooray spring sports!

    EPIC Slowpitch talk ... hooray spring sports!

    It's hardware galore as spring sports wind down. Michael and Ben dissect baseball, slowpitch softball, golf, track & soccer as teams and individuals enter the final weekend of competition for this athletic season.

    Find out which performances this spring have impressed the guys the most, and listen in as they give props to the outstanding offensive performances at the slowpitch state tournaments that happened to close out the school year.

    All that, plus some coaching moves to mention, including Justin Brown filling the shoes left by Larry Callison at Tahlequah Sequoyah. And also some football recruiting tidbits.

    Thanks as always for listening. 



    WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! Have a topic you'd like discussed, or have any questions for us, feel free to contact the show at:

    EMAIL: ben@skordle.com

     @michaelswisher & @benjohnsontul




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    • 51 min
    Break out the baseball bats...it's spring sports season

    Break out the baseball bats...it's spring sports season

    Michael and Ben return with a quick glimpse into spring sports across Oklahoma. The guys talk about some recent news items in Oklahoma, and spend some time talking about Broken Arrow's announcement of a girls varsity wrestling team - the first program of its kind in Oklahoma.

    The episode wraps up with an interview of Shawn Jones, who recently stepped down as Broken Arrow's wrestling coach. 

    Thanks for listening!


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    • 24 min

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