Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways
Friday night featured exciting games throughout the metro area.
Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman’s high school sports reporters about the games they covered.
Del City's defense stuffs Carl Albert running back duo
Although Del City didn't come away with the win, its front seven dominated the line of scrimmage for the entire game. Carl Albert star senior Javion Hunt had 13 carries for 27 yards while Kentrell Bizzell had only four attempts for nine yards. Hunt's longest run was four yards while Bizzell's came on his 9-yard winning score. Overall, Del City's defense held the Titans to 80 rushing yards on 23 attempts.
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Jahkobie Smith bound for success
Although Del City's first two games have resulted in failed comeback attempts, senior quarterback Jahkobie Smith has positioned the team for chances to win. This week, he rattled off a 53-yard carry to put the Eagles in scoring position on the final drive. Although he threw an interception and a fumble, he's playing well late, which will bode well as the season progresses.
Just as expected
John Marshall wide receiver Bryce Stephens had an impressive game in a 32-28 loss to Vian. The Arkansas commit finished with six catches for 97 yards and one touchdown. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior made his presence known on his first catch where he leaped over the defender and caught a 27-yard pass.
2nd quarter surge
Vian and John Marshall exchanged blows in the second quarter. Vian scored 24, and John Marshall had 22. If it wasn't for the halftime to allow the teams to make adjustments, who knows how many points would have been scored?
Anything you can do...
DeSean Mays intercepted a pass in the second quarter to give Vian the ball, falling to his knees as he made the catch. Two plays later, John Marshall's Nick Pierson intercepted a pass of his own. But instead of falling in place, the senior took it to the 3-yard line and set up a John Marshall score.
Drew Scheer does a little bit of everything for Luther. Along with playing on defense and at quarterback, he handles punting and kicking duties. He was one of the only bright spots for Luther, which lost at Jones 40-16.
Cox brings toughness
Korbin Cox is a physical football player. The Jones senior running back and linebacker made powerful plays on both sides of the ball and scored Jones’ first touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run.
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 ›
Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›
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 ›