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OKC FB Player of the Week: Darwin Rideau, Star Spencer

by Ryan Aber Modified: May 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm •  Published: October 13, 2009

The Oklahoma City football player of the week is Star Spencer running back Darwin Rideau. Rideau, a senior, ran for two touchdowns in the Bobcats’ 50-0 win over Cushing on Friday. He also ran for four two-point conversions on each of Star Spencer’s first four touchdowns. His first touchdown of the night came on a 91-yard run in the fourth quarter. Rideau teams with fellow running back Terrance Olds and quarterback Franky Jamison to form one of the top triple threats on the ground in the area. 

Emilio Gatewood, Millwood: Gatewood is bouncing back well from an injury that limited his effectiveness early in the season. In Friday night’s 26-24 win over Lexington, Gatewood ran for 124 and a touchdown, the eventual game-winner. 

Brendon Jordon, John Marshall: Jordan had a touchdown run, ran for two two-point conversions and returned a fumble 64 yards for a touchdown as the Beats improved to 5-1 with a 21-0 win over St. Mary.

Quinton Neil, Douglass: Neil ran for a pair of touchdowns, including a 70-yarder, as Douglass beat Guymon 48-6. Neil was one of four Trojans to score on the ground.

Trevyone Willis, Northeast: Willis returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of Northeast’s 32-7 loss to Marlow.

The Oklahoma City volleyball players of the week are Victoria Kappel and Shola Adebayo of Southeast. Kappel, a senior, and Adebayo, a junior, lifted the No. 10 Spartans to a pair of upset victories in the Class 5A regional that sent Southeast to the state tournament for the first time in 15 years.

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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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