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Class 3A: Sheldon Wilson sets record as Anadarko advances to title game

Warriors will play Cascia Hall next week for the gold ball
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com Published: December 2, 2011

/articleid/3628946/1/pictures/1578980">Photo - Anadarko's Sheldon Wilson gets by Berryhill's Justin Jackson, left, and Trey Jimenez during the 3A semifinal of high school football championships between Anadarko and Berryhill at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla.,Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.  Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Anadarko's Sheldon Wilson gets by Berryhill's Justin Jackson, left, and Trey Jimenez during the 3A semifinal of high school football championships between Anadarko and Berryhill at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla.,Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

On Friday, Cascia contained one of the state's best running backs, Barry J. Sanders. Now the Commandos will get a shot at another in Wilson, who also set the 11-man state record for rushing touchdowns in a season, now with 53.

“It's gonna be a great game,” Wilson said. “We kind of wanted Heritage Hall, but Cascia's gonna play us well. We'll have to make adjustments and try to get at them.

“They stopped one of the best offenses, and we'll have to go head-up with them next week.”

The 11-man rushing TD record was held by Washington's Jason Kilmer, who had 51 in 1996. White Oak's Mark Downing held the total touchdown mark with 58 in 2002.

Wilson's four rushing scores on Friday gave him 53 on the year, along with six receiving touchdowns. But a touchdown record isn't what matters in Anadarko right now.

The Warriors are playing in the state finals for the first time ever.

“It's really special,” quarterback Tyler Melton said. “All these fans and the entire community behind us — this is something we've all really wanted and worked for. We're really excited about it.”


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