Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways
Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman’s high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday night.
Caden Harrell a monster at running back
Don't rip Caden Harrell's helmet off his head. Thomas defensive lineman Aden Kelley, an Oklahoma State commit, accidentally grabbed Harrell's facemask to make a tackle in the second quarter, and it sparked Cashion's senior running back and linebacker. He played with a reckless mindset the remainder of Cashion's 28-7 home victory, scoring a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter and playing stellar defense.
Cashion a 'well-oiled machine'
Although Cashion lost many important pieces from its 2019 state runner-up team, there's plenty of reason to believe the 2020 Wildcats are building something special. Cashion's offense is dynamic but its defense may be one of coach Lynn Shackelford's best. After dismantling fourth-ranked Thomas, Cashion showed why it's a favorite to win a state title this season.
Look on the bright side
Chapman McKown was a bright spot for Norman North during its 41-24 home loss to Yukon. He took a screen pass from senior quarterback Jackson Remualdo 53 yards for the opening score of the game and was a frequent ball carrier.
Get up there
Cody Pfieffer is an athlete. The 5-foot-7, 155-pound Yukon senior defensive back leaped into the air and intercepted a Norman North pass late in the second quarter. His play didn't lead to a score, but it halted the Timberwolves' drive as they were looking to extend their lead.
Hale a big-play weapon for CHA
Christian Heritage Academy wide receiver Cade Hale made the most of his touches in the Crusaders’ 23-21 home loss against Mount St. Mary. The senior had five catches, and three of those were at least 23 yards. He finished with 96 yards.
Mount St. Mary’s rushing attack prevails
Mount St. Mary placed an emphasis on establishing the run against CHA. The Rockets finished with 47 rushing attempts for 243 yards. Senior quarterback Luke Wagner led the team with 142 yards, and junior running back Jadyn Ward had 101.
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 ›