By Christian Favalora, Owasso Reporter

Bill Blankenship had an interesting story to tell Sunday afternoon at Rejoice Church.

About this time a year ago, he was lauded as a home run hire for Owasso’s football program, heralded for building the Union football dynasty and for compiling four high school football state championships in his career.

On a panel discussion with Jenks coach Allan Trimble, former Carl Albert coach Gary Rose, and Rejoice coach Brent Marley, Blankenship reminded the congregation that his story as a championship coach didn’t begin with instant success. Read the full story on