Cashion beats Ringling 25-16 in Class A second round

By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Modified: November 20, 2010 at 12:32 am •  Published: November 19, 2010

The more Cashion's Jeremy Seaton keeps piling up yards and touchdowns, the more his phone keeps ringing.


College coaches notice football players who compile 1,700 yards passing and 1,500 yards rushing in a season.

“I probably have four or five coaches call me every week now,” Seaton said.

Seaton scored three touchdowns Friday night to lead Cashion to a hard-fought, 25-16 Class A playoff victory over a Ringling squad that had no quit in them.

Seaton broke a scoreless tie in the third quarter with the kind of run that gets the attention of college recruiters.

He ran through two defenders and over another on a 75-yard gallop for a score. The 6-3, 240-pound senior quarterback carried 34 times for 246 yards and added two more short touchdown runs in the second half.

Cashion coach Lynn Shackelford calls Seaton one of the best players in the state regardless of class.

Oklahoma State is looking at him as a defensive end. Oklahoma wants him to walk on and play tight end.

“He's starting to get a few more looks (from colleges),” Shackelford said. “He plays quarterback at a Class A school and he's probably a tight end at a 6A school.

“I really think if he was playing tight end at Jenks or (Tulsa) Union, he would have had a verbal commitment somewhere a long time ago. I feel bad for him but I'm happy for us that he's here.

“He's definitely the reason we win a lot of football games. I think they (Ringling) just got tired of tackling him. Between him and our offensive line kind of leaning on you all night long, he just gets better and better as the game goes on.”

As good as Seaton was, it was his partner in the backfield who made the most crucial yards of the game.

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