Decision In Douglass High School-Locust Grove Game Expected Thursday

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 7:20 pm
By: Dana Hertneky

A court decision on the Douglass High School/ Locust Grove playoff game should come before 10 a.m. Thursday. 

The controversy over the game moved into the courtroom Wednesday as OKCPS asked a judge to force both teams to replay the final minute of the game or replay the entire game.

During the Nov. 28 game a referees misinterpreted a rule and a possible game winning touchdown by Douglass High School with one minute left in the game was called back. Locust Grove ended up winning the game. In the days following district officials asked OSSAA to replay the final minute or replay the game. But the OSSAA board denied that request and the OKCPS took to the courts.

During the three hour hearing on Wednesday Executive Director of OSSAA Ed Sheakley took the stand and was questioned by attorneys. Sheakley said in the opinion of the organization “When the game is over, the game is over.” And although they do not allow protests, they allowed a special meeting by OSSAA board members as part of due process.

Judge Barnard Jones then questioned both attorneys for another hour before saying he would issue his written opinion on Thursday.