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Oklahoma high school football: Vian's Javyn Wright seals impressive night with a 94-yard game-winning touchdown pass

Javyn Wright lined up behind center in the wildcat formation, ready to execute the designed run play. 

Down by four with just two minutes remaining in the game, Vian needed a quick score. The odds were stacked against them as a flag put them on their own 6-yard line. 

But as sophomore receiver DeSean Mays made his way to the line-of-scrimmage, the Vian coaches noticed a John Marshall defensive mistake. 

“They didn’t line up on our number two receiver,” Vian coach Gary Willis said. “He’s just going to block on the play, but they didn’t line up onto him and we just switched and sent him on a quick post.”

Vian took full advantage of the defensive breakdown. With the new play, Wright received the snap and flung a pass over the John Marshall defense, right into Mays' hands. The speedy receiver took it 94-yards for the score. 

Wright, who had thrown just one other pass on the night, delivered the game-winning strike. He ran the distance of the field to meet his teammate in the endzone to celebrate.

“[Mays] is my cousin and I know he has real good speed,” Wright said. “As long as he caught the ball, I knew he was going to the house.” 

Wright was a part of all four of John Marshall’s scores as he helped lead Vian to a 32-28 win over John Marshall at Taft Stadium on Friday night.

“I had a pretty good game,” Wright said. “The line, they helped me out a lot and my team was pretty solid. We knew it was going to be a tough game, we had to bear down and play. And then once we got going, we got going.” 

Wright carried the ball 35 times for 283 yards, three rushing touchdowns and threw two passes for 121 yards and one touchdown. He also converted on two 2-point conversions to help Class 2A No. 1 Vian beat Class 4A No. 9 John Marshall, a matchup that was scheduled just the day before. But even with everything Wright accomplished, his performance didn’t surprise Willis. 

“Same thing he’s done the last two weeks,” Willis said. “We went to Arkansas and played a [Class] 4A Gravette team, big size like this, he runs for 150 [yards] in about 102 heat index. Last week against Eufaula, who’s one of the best defenses we see, he goes for 249 [yards]. He’s got offers, we’re waiting for other guys to say, ‘Hey look at this kid’ because he definitely can go play somewhere.”



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Vian's Javyn Wright runs for a touchdown during the Class 2A football state championship game between Tulsa Metro Christian and Vian at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Vian's Javyn Wright runs for a touchdown during the Class 2A football state championship game between Tulsa Metro Christian and Vian at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. [Bryan Terry/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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