The Moore American

Sports

December 19, 2012

Changeling Powell leaves Southmoore and joins Moore Lions

(Continued)

MOORE —

Powell was at the center of another transferring controversy when he left the Moore district before his freshman year and transferred into Southmoore. He played under coach Wes Brown the past two seasons and entered this year with high expectations.

Powell helped power the SaberCats to a 3-1 record before losing 66-51 to rival Westmoore Dec. 11. After the game, a frustrated Powell could be seen outside the locker room waiting on the coaches to exit.

“This team, they were arguing with each other, griping at each other,” Brown said after the loss to the Jaguars. “We pulled apart at the seams when thing got going tough. We have some work to do as far as pulling back together, supporting each other, not being selfish, not just wanting playing time. The team has got to get better.”

That was the last time Powell wore a Southmoore uniform.

According to Howell, Powell enrolled at Moore High Thursday morning and said he was eligible to play Tuesday against his former team.

“From my understanding, he is eligible to play right now,” Howell said. “We will see how things go today. If he can get caught and help us, he is a member of this team, he’s over here in our district. We will see. If he doesn’t, he doesn’t. We will go it at like that. If he plays, he plays. If he don’t, he don’t.”

However, Franks said he doesn’t see that happening that fast.

“He will be eligible to play once he clears all the eligibility review that has to be done for a bonafide move into the district,” Franks said. “As soon as the address and everything is bona fide. Our rules and regulations are very similar to the activities association. Anytime you have a id that has moved into your school district after the school year has started, you have a 15-day waiting period that gives you the opportunity to check out everything.”

Michael Kinney Follow me @eyeamtruth - mkinney@mooreamerican.com

Text Only
Sports
  • Castiglione takes over chairman

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has been named chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2015-16 academic year.

    July 23, 2014

  • Sooners top preseason poll

    Oklahoma will start the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 Conference.

    July 23, 2014

  • Major storylines heading into new season

    The Big 12 Conference Media Days took place Monday and Tuesday at the Dallas Omni Hotel. The two day event elicited far more questi

    July 23, 2014

  • Working to get back

    The high school fast pitch season is set to kick-off in the next few weeks. While all three area teams head into the year with designs on winning the state title, Moore may have the most motivation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Taking it easy Most Big 12 squads won’t shy from tough schedules

    DALLAS — Never have the words “Final Four” been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days,

    July 22, 2014

  • OU standout has a busy offseason on the diamond

    When Oklahoma graduate Destinee Martinez was named to the Team USA softball roster for the second consecutive year earlier this summer, Sooner fans were given a way to follow one of their favorite players even after her graduation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Thunder moving 66ers South into Oklahoma City

    The last five years, the Oklahoma City Thunder have had an unsung hero in their rise to the top of the NBA. Along with the talents

    July 22, 2014

  • bootcamp Westmoore girls putting in work at bootcamp

    Westmoore girls basktball coach Andrea Guziec is known for her intensity. She is constantly pushing and prodding her players to play at their best.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • soonersuni.jpg Sooners unveil new uniforms

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stark takes over at Southmoore

    For the second time in the school’s history, Southmoore didn’t have to look far to find a new football coach. The Moore Board of Education approved the hiring of Jeremy Stark to take over the program Monday during a special board meeting at Moore High.

    July 1, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide