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All-State football: Brandon Waggoner's toughness, understanding of the game key for Jenks

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN — On the football field, Brandon Waggoner is one of the toughest linemen you'll come across. Waggoner helped open holes for running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e, the all-time leading rusher in Jenks history.
by Scott Wright Published: December 23, 2012

Central Oklahoma and Central Arkansas are Waggoner's two scholarship offers, while programs like Memphis and Pittsburg State continue to show interest.

Whoever lands him will be getting a winner, and a throwback player, Trimble said.

Winning the state title meant a lot to Waggoner, who had been paying close attention to Trojan football since the fifth grade.

“It was an unreal feeling, one of the best feelings I've ever felt so far,” he said. “My first year at Jenks in fifth grade was the year Jenks came back in the Backyard Bowl with a last-second touchdown. It was exciting. I didn't understand it as much as I do now, but I did pay attention.”

Football is just part of the world you grow up in at Jenks, a fact Waggoner always keeps in the front of his mind when he sees young kids lining the fence to watch the team.

“All the little kids know your name, and they're high-fiving you,” he said. “They get into it. They're just as rowdy as the high school students.

“You're like a role model, so you've got to play smart, show them how it's done and keep the legacy going for them.”

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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