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Oklahoma high school football: How Brexten Green's mindset changed to make him a star for Cashion

CASHION – It's easy for Cashion football coach Lynn Shackelford to see how much Brexten Green has improved.

The senior wide receiver and defensive back isn't a stranger to making big plays for the Class A No. 2 Wildcats, but he has been on a different, stronger tear to begin the season. Look no further than his latest outing in Cashion's 49-14 win against Perry: 198 receiving yards and four touchdowns. 

"I think he has improved as much as anybody as we have," Shackelford said. "He's so much stronger than he was last year. He's always been a real confident player."

Shackelford said he thinks Green realizes there aren't many, if any, athletes during any given game who are more skilled than he is, which has given him a boost and taken his game to the next level. His mindset is more aggressive, and he's always looking for the next big play.

Cashion (2-0) had 553 yards of total offense against Perry, and junior quarterback Ben Harman threw for 363 yards and five scores. 

Green hopes to continue his dominance when the Wildcats travel to face ninth-ranked Minco (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. 

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Cashion's Brexten Green carries the ball during a high school football game between Cashion and Perry in Cashion, Okla., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Cashion's Brexten Green carries the ball during a high school football game between Cashion and Perry in Cashion, Okla., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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