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High school football: How the blue-chippers fared during Thursday night scrimmages

Deer Creek quarterback Joel Blumenthal passes for three touchdowns, runs for three against Putnam West
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: August 16, 2012


Justice Hansen and Khari Harding, Edmond Santa Fe

Hansen, one of the top state recruits for 2014, had a tough start to the scrimmage but settled in. The quarterback hit Dale Jefferson for a 30-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with just more than three minutes remaining to put the Wolves ahead 13-10 before Norman North came back to win.

Harding, an Arkansas commit, didn't make any highlight-reel hits like he's been known for, but Norman North largely avoided going to his side.

Josh Morgan, Westmoore

Morgan, who led Class 6A in tackles last season, anchored the Jaguars defense that showed flashes of being really good, keeping Lawton Eisenhower scoreless.

Joel Blumenthal, Deer Creek

Blumenthal had a big night Thursday in the Antlers' scrimmage at Putnam City West.

The senior tossed three touchdown passes and ran for three scores. On the ground, Blumenthal scored on runs of 8, 10 and 45 yards.

Through the air, he connected with Jared Rayburn, Jacob Anderson and Alec James on scoring strikes of 69, 39 and 27 yards.

“We wanted to come out and make a statement,” Blumenthal said. “There are a few routes I want to brush up on before the first game, but overall, I felt really sharp. This is what we have been waiting for since the spring. If we didn't come out here and look like this, I would have been disappointed.”

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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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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by Scott Wright
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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