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Cashion to honor Larry 'Butch' Mantle

by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: September 24, 2013
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Cashion to honor Mantle

Cashion will honor former coach Larry “Butch” Mantle on Friday during its game against Minco.

Mantle, who is the brother of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, coached football at Cashion from 1969-77, compiling a school-best 69-22-1 record. The Wildcats won the 1977 state championship after finishing as runner-up in 1976.

Mantle, now retired and living in Lawton, also coached at Cordell, Velma-Alma and Northwest Classen, He also spent some time in Texas.

WESTMOORE'S WHITNEY TO HAVE SURGERY

Westmoore senior offensive lineman Matt Whitney will have surgery on his left leg Friday to repair a broken fibula.

Whitney suffered a dislocated ankle and broken fibula in the first quarter of the Jaguars' 45-31 win over Norman North last Friday night. The game was delayed for several minutes while paramedics tended to Whitney, who left the field on a stretcher.

He will have pins inserted during the surgery, and his recovery is expected to take about eight weeks.

KINGFISHER'S NAULT A CHALLENGE TO CONTAIN

It's hard to imagine facing tougher rushing offenses in back-to-back weeks than Clinton and Davis. But Heritage Hall's defense now has to prepare for yet another strong rushing attack in Landon Nault and Kingfisher.

Friday's game will conclude a run of three straight weeks against teams ranked No. 2 in their respective classes — Davis in 2A, Kingfisher in 3A and Clinton in 4A.

Clinton and Davis combined for more than 800 rushing yards in wins over the Chargers, so stopping Nault will be crucial.

In Week 1 of the season, Nault surpassed the 5,000-yard mark for his career and now has 5,333 yards and 85 touchdowns in 43 games. Starting since he was a freshman, Nault has averaged 7.1 yards per carry and 124.0 yards per game over the last four seasons.

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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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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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