by Coach Matt Kennedy
The Elementary and Junior High teams traveled to Yukon Monday, Sept. 17, to play Southwest Covenant. The Elementary played extremely well despite the 16-12 loss. In the first half the offense struggled with a few turnovers early on, but responded well by holding the SW Covenant offense to only 2 first downs. In the second half the Bison scored first with Sergio Pineda scoring a rushing touchdown. SW Covenant answered back with a touchdown of their own to tie the score 16-6. The offense got to rolling again with a few long runs by Kyle Harrall. Late in the game we came up short on a 4th down play which gave SW Covenant the ball with 20 seconds left. On the last play of the game SW Covenant scored off a pass play over the middle to which the Bison missed a few tackles. This ended the game 6-12 in SW Covenant's favor. It was a great effort by the Elementary and we saw much improvement.
The Junior High got off to a slow start, having trouble moving the ball effectively. SW Covenant, however, was connecting on all their offensive plays and headed into halftime with a 18-0 lead. In the second half we got a spark in the offense, led by 8th grader Marc Perez and Freshman Major Lewis. Defensively, 8th grader Kale Smith and Freshman Thad Hicks led the defense in tackles for the night. Marc Perez had the only Bison touchdown of the night on a 14 yard run, and Major Lewis followed the touchdown with a rushing 2 point conversion. Despite the 24-8 loss, the junior high team saw much improvement in the second half. Next week's game will be Monday, Sept. 24, at home against the Corn Bible Crusaders.
Don't forget to bring your best smile for School Picture Day Thursday, Sept. 20, at both schools. Students in Pre-K through 11th grades will have their school picture made. Children in Baby Bison Ranch will have their pictures made on another date. For more information, contact Gail Fowler at 884-5613.
Geary High School hosts a District Fastpitch Softball Tournament Wednesday, Sept. 19. The Lady Bison go into district tournament play with a winning 14-7 record. Their most recent win was Monday against Santa Fe South of Oklahoma City, 11-3. First game of Districts will be Cimarron vs. Timberlake starting at 10:30 a.m. In games 2 and 3, Geary will play the loser and winner of the Cimarron-Timberlake game. There will be 15 minutes between each game. Admission will be $5 for adults and students, and $3 for senior citizens. The concession stand will be open during the tournament.
Parents and guardians are invited to the Elementary School and High School/Middle School for Parent-Teacher conference nights Tuesday, Sept. 18, and Thursday, Sept. 20. Hours are 4:00-7:00 p.m. Book Fair Family Night will also be held in conjunction with Parent-Teacher conferences at the Elementary School. Parents are invited to come to the Book Fair and enter their child's name in a drawing for free book fair . . .
Geary students have been busy exhibiting their livestock at various fairs during August and September. Geary was well represented with several earning Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion awards at the Blaine County, Geary, Binger, and Apache fairs. FFA sponsor Devin Flanders reports that FFA students are gearing up for the largest fairs of the year, the Oklahoma State Fair and Tulsa State Fair. Click on the link . . .
The 2018 "Our Moment in Time" yearbooks are here! Those who purchased a yearbook or wish to purchase one or more yearbooks, should visit with Ms. Fowler between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. or after 3:20 p.m. The price of the yearbook is $30. Checks should be made out to Geary High School.
The football team, school district, and community showed their support for freshman tight end Keaton Akridge before the start of the Sept. 6 game against Corn Bible Academy. An Air Evac helicopter landed on the football field and delivered the game ball to Keaton, who was named honorary captain for the night. The ball was later signed by his teammates as a show of support for Keaton, who was recently diagnosed with . . .
Family All Sports Activity Passes are now on sale in the high school office. Price is $100 per family, and they are good for all football, basketball, and wrestling meets, except for the Geary Invitational Tournament. See Mrs. Paukei in the high school office to purchase these passes.