NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Oklahoma high school football: Luke Wagner shines for Mount Saint Mary as Willis Alexander earns win 100

Mount Saint Mary’s Luke Wagner stood at defensive back as Star Spencer lined up in a trip's right formation. 

Upon the snap, Wagner noticed a screen pass developing. In an instant, he jolted forward and cut off the receiver's route. Wagner intercepted the pass and ran it 61 yards untouched for the score. 

It was one of the many positive plays Wagner, who also threw two touchdowns as the quarterback, executed to help lift Mount Saint Mary to a 21-8 win over Star Spencer on Friday night. 

“Luke Wagner played a great game defensively and offensively,” Mount St. Mary coach Willis Alexander said. “He had close to 150 total yards on offense. Defensively he had 11 tackles, two interceptions, one pick-six for 61 yards. That was a momentum changer.” 

Along with Wagner, Mount Saint Mary combined to nab five interceptions to halt Star Spencer's high powered offense. Alexander said the Rockets played hard and executed well and that led to the win. 

Friday’s game was a coaching milestone for Alexander as he earned win number 100 for his career. Even though he acknowledged it was a special achievement, he didn’t want to take credit for it alone. 

“To me, that’s for my family being there with me through it all,” Alexander said. “Knowing the sacrifice that they have to make because of what the job entails. 

“That’s a testament to having great assistant coaches and good players. It’s really not about me achieving, it's about all of us achieving.”

Related Photos
Mount St. Mary's head coach Willis Alexander poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Mount St. Mary's head coach Willis Alexander poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-40e11fd069528b2d25f7d4141a3638fb.jpg" alt="Photo - Mount St. Mary's head coach Willis Alexander poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Mount St. Mary's head coach Willis Alexander poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Mount St. Mary's head coach Willis Alexander poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-98c105a5cbc673998f6bc6da279fe807.jpg" alt="Photo - Mount St. Mary's Luke Wagner throws the ball during the high school football game between Heritage Hall and Mount St. Mary in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Mount St. Mary's Luke Wagner throws the ball during the high school football game between Heritage Hall and Mount St. Mary in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Mount St. Mary's Luke Wagner throws the ball during the high school football game between Heritage Hall and Mount St. Mary in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
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 ›

Comments