High School Football

Chieftains, Sandites Rivalry goes back 89 years

October 8, 2015

On Friday, Sapulpa and Sand Springs will line up across from each other for their 89th meeting on the football field. According to Sand Springs Leader records, Sapulpa holds a 45-38-5 overall record since 1922. Here are some highlights: 1922: Sapulpa wins first meeting 36-0. 1935: The teams tied 0-0. 1936-38: SS won all 3 […]

The Story Behind The Burning of George

September 11, 2015

This is a repost of the story Kirk McCraken wrote in 2004. It did well and won an AP award. It has been reprinted here with his permission. — Sapulpa is a town steeped in tradition. Every year the Chieftains have a ceremony before the first home game called “The Burning of George.” It started […]