Kemper Football Team Starting Line


Oklahoma Military Academy Starting Line (OMA Starters who went on to attend Kemper)

1970-1971 Oklahoma Military Academy Varsity Football Team

1970-1971 Oklahoma Military Academy Varsity Football Team

Our deepest respects to the “Flying Cadets” Of Oklahoma Military Academy, living and dead. If you played football for OMA in 1970 please visit the message board here on this website and share with us your thoughts of this game.

In this dramatic exhibition game played in the fall of 1970 a fledgling team of Kemper Yellowjackets traveled to Claremore, Oklahoma to meet the "Flying Cadets" of Oklahoma Military Academy. OMA was no easy target! Their sport teams had handed defeat to such nationally known schools such as Stanford. Now it was Kemper's high school time to create a bond of brotherhood through the use of the athletic field.

Key OMA officials knew the Academy would close in July of 1971 and a number of her most devoted sons would search for a worthy alternative home. Kemper was invited to play an exhibition game and meet "Jack" the US Army mule who was the living mascot to OMA., and hopefully create an impression on the OMA cadets.

There was a victorious team that day, the team of honor, courage and loyalty met the team of nunquam non paratus and there emerged a new team of greatness. A team far beyond football, a team of destiny, built not of boys playing a game on a cool October day but of men, men who seized an opportunity and captured a vision.

Boonville Daily News October 1970

The Coaches Corner

The OMA football squad was a strong, physical team which had become hardened from playing powerful teams in the Tulsa area. The Flying Cadets of OMA stunted the Yellowjackets running game and contained our air attack. Regardless of the scoreboard, this was defensive combat for both teams.

John Moorman had his most productive game this year. Moorman intercepted a screen pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. Late in the third, quarterback Mitch Lewis threw a touchdown reception to Moorman. Marc Mittry threw a thirty yard pass completion to Moorman which was taken to the one yard line.

This motion picture is dedicated to three men and the women who love them:

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