High school notebook: Texas extends offer to Douglass' Deondre Clark

Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen adds Arizona State to list of schools offering scholarship.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: January 16, 2013
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photo - All-State and Little All-City high school football player Deondre Clark of Douglass poses for a photo in Oklahoma City Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State and Little All-City high school football player Deondre Clark of Douglass poses for a photo in Oklahoma City Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Two of the state's top junior football prospects continue to pick up national attention.

Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen's recruiting profile continues to skyrocket as he recently picked up his third Division I offer when Arizona State joined the mix, according to Santa Fe coach Lance Manning. Hansen already had offers from Missouri and Arkansas.

Hansen also recently was invited to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game in Florida. As a junior, Hansen threw for 3,079 yards and 36 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He also ran for 773 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark, 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, received a scholarship offer from Texas on Wednesday as his offer count nears 20, with the likes of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and LSU on the list.

Clark had 22 sacks and 99 tackles as a junior for the Trojans.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S BODA WINS REGIONAL AWARD

Mount St. Mary boys soccer coach Francois Boda was named the Southwest Sectional Coach of the Year, the school learned this week.

The award was given by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Boda was also in the running for the organization's National Coach of the Year award for boys soccer, which was given to Shawn Brower of Tennessee.

The Southwest Sectional award includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

“Coach Boda's tireless energy, professionalism, mentoring and leadership of our young student-athletes has been recognized big-time and Rockets everywhere are so proud,” Mount St. Mary athletic director John Keilty said.

Last year, Boda coached the Rockets to the Class 4A state championship. He also serves as head coach of the girls team.

‘HOOPS 4 HOPE' ON FRIDAY

Bishop McGuinness coach Tondrell Durham wants to encourage all basketball fans — regardless of whether they're Catholic or not — to attend this weekend's “Hoops 4 Hope” event at Mount St. Mary.

“It's not just a Catholic school festival,” Durham said. “It's for a good cause, with the proceeds going to Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City and we hope everybody comes out.”

The event is in its second year. Last year's inaugural event was hosted by Cascia Hall in Tulsa.

McGuinness and Cascia Hall kick off the event with a girls game Friday at 1 p.m. followed by the boys game. Mount St. Mary will play Tulsa Kelley at 5 followed by the boys at 7.


by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
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
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
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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