In these trying and changing times due to the COVID-19 virus forces seniors to miss graduations and sports banquets. Sooner great and CFL pro football player and congressman J.C. Watts was scheduled to give the commencement speech at Eufaula in May.
The COVID-19 virus has taken its toll Oklahoma high school athletics as the OSSAA took firm action by suspending all spring sports and the state basketball tournaments.
Recently Tulsa World sports writer Kelly Hines wrote a great article about the University of Tulsa’s all-time NCAA Tournament team. Hines included Eufaula graduate Eric Coley on this team. Coley was an All-State player at Eufaula before going to Tulsa. Joining Coley were Pooh Williamson, Gary Collier, Greg Harrington, Shea Seals and Tubby Smith as head coach.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors approved a decision to cancel the remaining high school basketball state tournaments and spring activities in Oklahoma.
The Eufaula Ironheads dominated the Heartland All-Conference team as eight players were chosen with three honorable mention players for a total of ten athletes.