High school notebook: Class 4A backs Marquiz Simpkins, Lawrence Evitt piling up yards again

Simpkins is back to work after a standout sophomore season in which he helped the Red Tornadoes to a Class 4A state title.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: September 29, 2013
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Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins is back to work after a standout sophomore season in which he helped the Red Tornadoes to a Class 4A state title.

Now a junior, Simpkins has rushed for 776 yards on just 52 carries — an average of 15.2 yards per rush and 194.0 per game — during second-ranked Clinton's 3-1 start, adding another big day in the 46-14 win over rival Weatherford in Friday's district opener.

And Class 4A's No. 1 team, Wagoner, is getting another impressive season from senior Lawrence Evitt, who is averaging 215.8 yards per game for the unbeaten Bulldogs. Evitt rushed for 2,980 yards a year ago, and has 863 and 10 touchdowns through four games this season.

PC WEST'S OMEGA HARRIS COMMITS TO UTEP

Putnam City West point guard Omega Harris will go into his senior basketball season with his college future already decided.

The 6-foot-3 Harris, who helped the Patriots reach the Class 6A state tournament a year ago, verbally committed to UTEP during an official visit there over the weekend, as first reported by Rivals.com.


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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