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Oklahoma high school football: Jason Sexton earns first win as Shawnee coach

Shawnee coach Jason Sexton couldn’t have been more proud of his football team. 

Looking for the first win of the season, Shawnee bonded together to knock off Durant 33-12 on Friday night. The win was Sexton’s first as the Wolves head coach. But rather than celebrate his own personal achievement, Sexton praised his team for its determination and hard-fought victory.

“The kids were just playing well,” Sexton said. “we tackled well and the offensive line did very well. For me, it’s for my kids. I just want my kids to have a chance to be successful.” 

After scoring just 16 and 13 points in the first two games of the season, Shawnee put 33 points on the board on Friday. Sexton had a simple answer for the turnaround. 

“We’re starting to gel as an offensive line,” he said. “It’s a big process but it was pretty good.”

Looking to improve on its district win, Shawnee (1-2) will take on Tulsa Edison Prep (1-2) on Oct. 2. 

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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 ›