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Oklahoma high school football: Washington kicker sets school record in win

Kade DuBois gave the nod to his holder.

After the snap, the Washington kicker flung his leg forward and watched as his field goal from 51 yards out split the uprights. 

The kick from the five-star kicker was not only the first score of the game for the Warriors, it also set a new school record for the longest field goal made by a Washington kicker. 

“He doesn’t get a lot of [publicity] because we score a lot of touchdowns but he’s a good kicker," Washington coach Brad Beller said. "Either 49 or 50 [yards] was the school record up until last night.”

DuBois didn’t make the only impressive play in Washington’s 31-20 win over Sulphur on Friday night. If there was any game that could show No. 9 Washington’s resilience, it was their road win over the Bulldogs. 

After giving up a long punt return that put Sulphur inside the 15-yard line, the Washington defense, featuring just four returning starters, held the Bulldogs out of the endzone. The Warriors would have another defensive stand later in the game after a turnover gave Sulphur the ball inside the 10-yard line. 

“Us not giving up a score, deep in our own territory,” Beller said. “Really kind of set the tone for the game. It allowed our offense to get rolling.” 

Luke Hendrix was the spark for the Washington offense. 

After the Warriors turned the ball over and gave up a score, the senior wide receiver caught a slip screen pass and ran it 54 yards for the touchdown to retake the lead. It was one of his two touchdown receptions on the night.

“Once our offense got going, our passing game really opened up,” Beller said. “Hendrix had a big game, two touchdowns, four receptions for over 100 yards receiving.”

Washington (2-0) will take on Lindsay (0-1) in Week 2. 







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Washington Brad Beller poses for a photo during the Fall high school sports media day at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.   [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Washington Brad Beller poses for a photo during the Fall high school sports media day at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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