Between the two games, Fort Gibson boys coach Gary Hendrix was honored by the OCA for breaking the 500-win plateau which he did earlier this season with a 74-46 win over Oologah in the semifinals of the Oologah Tournament.
“It’s really humbling,” Hendrix said of the honor. “I feel very blessed and very fortunate. I had great parents, great kids, great assistant coaches and just feel very fortunate.”
Also at the game was Taylor Thomas from Hilldale who was a member of the East cheerleading squad.
Friday’s football game concludes All-State week with a 7 p.m. kickoff at Union-Tuttle Stadium. Fort Gibson’s Jake Gandara, Gore’s Chance Douthit, T.J. Ponds and Lateze Clayton of Wagoner and Vian’s Rowdy Simon will take the field for the final time representing their schools.