The Pryor Times


April 17, 2014

Football notepad: Fowler finds new role at Salina

SALINA, OK — Salina Public Schools announced this week that head football coach and athletic director Kyle Fowler will take over as the principal at Salina High School.

Fowler will replace Honesti Williams, who was introduced as the principal of the elementary school.

Fowler will retain his duties as the high school’s athletic director but will relinquish his post as the head football coach.

Fowler went 15-17 in three seasons as the Wildcats’ head coach, including a 9-3 record and an appearance in the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs in 2013.

No formal announcement has been made regarding his successor, but current assistant Matt Williams has emerged as a likely candidate.

Williams was the head coach at the high school until 2011 but rejoined the staff in 2012 as an assistant. Williams went 28-8 in his first stint as the Salina skipper.

Pryor adds NOAH to slate

Pryor’s 2014 football schedule will include Tulsa NOAH as its 10th opponent.

NOAH (Northeastern Oklahoma Alliance of Homeschools) will travel to Pryor in Week 10 and will be Pryor’s fourth non-district foe.

NOAH is not a member of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA), opting to fill its schedule independently.

Pryor lost its seventh district game in October, when Oklahoma City high school U.S. Grant was allowed a four-season hardship by the OSSAA, during which time it will remain an OSSAA member but will not play a district schedule as it reassesses its athletic programs.

Capitol Hill was slated to play in District 5A-4 with Pryor, as well as Coweta, Collinsville, Tulsa East Central, Tulsa Edison, Grove and Tahlequah.

Pryor’s other non-district games will include Claremore, which moved to Class 6A, Wagoner and Miami.

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