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.
Strong and steady
Edmond Santa Fe senior running back Ethane Hyche continued his strong season in the Wolves' 35-28 win against Broken Arrow. He had 32 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown.
Ashford looks promising
Edmond Santa Fe sophomore offensive lineman Jonathan Ashford looks to be the next in line of Edmond Santa Fe stars. Even on a hurt ankle, Ashford was effective as a pulling lead blocker, clearing huge running lanes and allowing the Wolves to rush for 281 yards.
I’ll take that
Piedmont's Caden Hendren stopped McGuinness’ late first-half attack. With the Fighting Irish in the red zone, Hendren intercepted a pass. He also recorded a couple of big hits in Piedmont's 33-14 loss.
On the bright side
Joey Mars was a dominant runner for Piedmont. The senior finished with 11 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
Irvin, Smith hook up in second half
Midwest City quarterback DeAngelo Irvin Jr. completed four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown to Oklahoma State commit Makale Smith in the second half of the Bombers' 35-14 win against Putnam North. Smith didn't have any catches in the first half but returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score.
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 ›