- From I-35 in OKC, take I-44 (Turner Turnpike) east towards Tulsa (go 95 miles. Be sure to stay on I-44 [DO NOT TAKE I-244 as you near Tulsa.)
- Take exit 231 to merge onto OK-51 E/US-64 E toward US-169/Muskogee/Broken Arrow (2.4 miles.) Continue onto OK-51 E (another 5.0 miles.)
- Take the exit towards Lynn Lane Road. Turn left (north) onto S. Lynn Lane Rd (also called S. 177th E. Ave. and N. 9th St.) (about 1.5 miles)
- Past the fire station and just before the community center, turn right on Juneau Road into Neinhuis Park. Pass the pool and continue to drive to the back of the park. Football fields are at the back of the park. You can’t miss them.
Middle School News
Homeschool Patriots vs. Community Christian School
Middle School kickoff 5:30pm
Varsity kickoff 7:30pm
The football field is NOT located at the school. Field Address: 5300 N. Interstate Drive, Norman, OK 73072
Take I35 South to Norman. Exit Indian Hills Road. Stay on service road to get to field.
Admission: $5 adults, $3 students
Middle school game today at Casady.
Game starts at 4:30.
9500 N. Penn, OKC
Let’s go Patriots!!!
Oklahoma Homeschool Patriots vs. Rejoice Christian School
Friday, September 16th
5:30pm Middle School kickoff
7:30pm Varsity kickoff
Football field is NOT at the school. Field address: 1400 N. Main St. W. in Owasso
- From I-35, take I-44 east (Turner Turnpike, Poll Road) toward Tulsa, almost 99 miles.
- Take the US-169 N exit toward Owasso. Turn right on US-169 N and go almost 10 miles.
- Take the E. 86th St N exit, keeping right at the fork in the exit and following signs for 86th St W. Merge onto East 86th St N. (You should now be heading west.)
- Continue west on East 86th St N until you reach Main St (0.6 mile.) Field will be on the northwest corner of 86th St N. and Main St.
Admission will be charged.
Oklahoma Patriots vs. Destiny Christian
Friday, September 9th
Middle School kickoff 5:30pm; Varsity kickoff 7:30pm
Location: 3801 SE 29th St. Del City, OK 73115
Admission will be charged.
Cheer the Middle School Team on to victory!
Oklahoma Homeschool Patriots
vs. Oklahoma Christian Academy
Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00pm.
NOTE: Football field is NOT located at the school. Field address is: 2924 Technology Drive in Edmond (from Broadway Extension, go west on 33rd Street past railroad tracks turn north onto Technology Drive).
Admission price is: $5/adult, $2/senior, & $3/student. Visitor seating is on the east side.
New for the 2011 season all Patriot players, both High School and Middle School, will be wearing the latest in football helmet technology. The Xenith football helmet is a revolutionary helmet design that is completely different from any other helmet on the market. Check out the Xenith web site to learn about the unique benefits of this helmet over the traditional Schutt or Riddell designs – http://www.xenith.com/football/innovation/
We tested a dozen of these helmets last season and were very pleased with the result so the decision was made to outfit the entire program with Xenith’s. We have been able to make these and other equipment upgrades while continuing to keep the player fees very reasonable – Patriot player fees are lower than any other similar program in the region.
Below is a brief explanation of the Xenith technology:
Xenith® was founded with the goal of reducing the risk of concussive episodes by providing both innovation and education. We’ve created an innovative product, and we’re committed to delivering the education needed to complement that product. When you choose Xenith, you’ll see things differently. You’ll become enlightened.
Xenith Adaptive Head Protection® is a system of integrated technologies designed to reduce the sudden movement of the head by adapting to different energy levels. It provides optimal performance when players need it most.
Traditional padding materials are designed primarily for high-energy impacts: they are too dense and stiff for low to medium impacts, and can’t adapt to impact energy. This causes the head to move suddenly during impact, increasing the risk of a concussive episode.
Sorry for this change, but these high temperatures are difficult to deal with. Parents be assured, we will be extremely careful as we know many of the players have not prepared themselves for the heat. They will adapt quickly, but for tomorrow night, Monday, August 1st we will practice 6:30 to 9:00.
School has not started, so I feel a bit more comfortable about this late time slot for this week. Some families are starting school next week, so I am doubtful that we will start and end this late next week.
I am hopeful that there will be a break in the weather by next week. We can’t afford to skip a week of practice so we must practice this week.
Please respond to this email IF this places your family in a hardship. As we try to determine what we do for the rest of the week, the feedback will be helpful. If this schedule change creates a challenge for too many of the families, then we need to consider that information.
Once again I am sorry, but it is for the safety of the players and coaches. And if you did not get the word yesterday, then START DRINKING WATER NOW! And each coach and player should bring their own jug of water or better yet something with electrolytes in it (Gatorade or Powerade or something). The team will provide water and plenty of breaks, but if everyone brings their own it will help the guys be able to get a drink ANYTIME they feel it is needed.
Tiffany Davis has done a great job of cleaning up the email lists, but lets don’t count on just that form of communication. Please communicate the change to others on the team so that everyone gets the word. If you know of someone who should have received this email, but did not, then let us know immediately.
The 2011 Patriot schedule has been posted for the Varsity, J.V. & Middle School. Game times and locations are subject to change so please check back often for the latest updates. Please take note of the opportunity we now have with the Varsity program at the end of the season – - PLAYOFFS!!
The Varsity has 11 scheduled games with an opportunity for 12 with playoffs. The J.V. has 7 scheduled games with possibility of substantial playing time in 2 of the Varsity games. The Middle School has 10 scheduled games.
Come join us for the most exciting year of Patriot Football in the 10 year history of the program!