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Oklahoma high school football: Half-brothers Drae Wood, John Gordon form dynamic wide receiver duo for Bethel

Drae Wood and John Gordon have made the Bethel football team difficult to stop this season.

The wide receivers have combined for 610 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, leading the Class 2A Wildcats to a 3-0 record.

Wood and Gordon feed off each other's success and have great chemistry, a bond that extends beyond the field.

Wood, a senior, and Gordon, a junior, are half-brothers. They have the same dad.

Wood is an experienced veteran who has made an impact for Bethel since he was a freshman, while Gordon is still getting accustomed to football. He played his first high school season last year and emerged late.  

He picked up where he left off in Bethel’s season-opening 28-8 win at Meeker, catching two touchdowns.

Wood was proud of his brother’s performance.

“He was as excited for John having that night as anybody,” Bethel coach Joey Ginn said.   

The brothers have had similar production this year.

Wood has caught 15 passes for 265 yards and six touchdowns, while Gordon has 13 receptions for 345 yards and four scores. 

Bethel, which is averaging 37.3 points per game, will host Christian Heritage Academy (1-2) on Friday. 

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Nick Sardis

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 ›

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