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All-State football: Wayne's Josh Way feels like he has something to prove in All-State game

Former Wayne running back Josh Way put up some big numbers during his high school career. But Friday night at the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game, he will have a chance to play against competition from the higher classes.
by Ryan Aber Published: July 26, 2012

Former Wayne running back Josh Way did everything he could during his high school career with the Bulldogs.

Just in his last season, Way ran for 2,989 yards and 42 touchdowns and helped Wayne win the Class A title.

Friday night at the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game, Way feels like he has something left to prove.

“It's a real good chance to prove what Class A's made of,” Way said. “I want to prove that I didn't just put up all those numbers against bad teams.”

The game will be played at 8 p.m. at Tulsa Union.

Way is part of a dynamic trio of running backs for the West, teaming up with Anadarko's Sheldon Wilson and Putnam City's Casey Curtis.

The group combined for 8,129 yards and 127 touchdowns rushing last year.

“It's probably one of the first times three running backs with those kinds of numbers have been on the same team in this game,” Way said. “It'll be a challenge but I'm looking forward to playing with those guys.”

While Wilson and Curtis are starting their college careers soon, playing together at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Way's dream of playing college football will wait.

He signed with Northwestern Oklahoma State and planned on playing there but a recent academic hangup will defer that possibility for a year or two.

Way could've played this season, but a change in his scholarship status made staying home for a time the right decision.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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