Deion Sanders seeking more opponents for his Prime Prep football team

High School Notebook — Former Dallas Cowboy contacted Barry Switzer to help him find games.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: September 18, 2012
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Deion Sanders said he contacted former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer to help him find opponents for his new Dallas-area high school team, Prime Prep Academy, which is how he was able to line up last week's game with Millwood.

Now, Sanders is looking for more.

With his team unable to compete in district play in Texas, Sanders is welcoming to the idea of returning to Oklahoma for more games this season.

Prime Prep is not allowed to play games against teams that are part of the University Interscholastic League, Texas' version of the OSSAA. So they're in need outside opponents.

In addition to Millwood, which won 40-12 Friday, Prime Prep has played two Texas teams that are part of a private-school league outside the UIL. Sanders said that based on student population, Prime Prep qualified for Class 2A in Texas, though they opted to be in a 3A district.

“We're willing to come back,” Sanders said. “I think the whole month of October is open.

“We're not stacking the deck, you can see that. We're 0-3. We're just trying to get these guys games to allow them to do what they're gifted to do.”

EDMOND NORTH'S HEINEN WINS AT HEFNER

The only player in the field to shoot below 70 both rounds, Edmond North junior Nick Heinen pulled away for a four-shot victory in the OJGT Lake Hefner Shootout Sunday.

Heinen played Hefner's North course in 10-under-par 134 for two rounds (68-66) to edge a pair of his Edmond counterparts, Griffin Pierce and Ty Tamura, each at 138.

Yujeong Son of Norman finished at 1-under-par 143 (71-72) to win the girls event by four shots over McGuinness' Alexis Sadeghy.

TITANS DOWN GUTHRIE

Abby Meador struck out eight as Carl Albert shut out Guthrie 6-0 at home Tuesday night.

Madisyn Long went 2 for 4 with an RBI, doubling home Morgan Heard in the third.

Heard and McKenzie Jones had a pair of hits each.

Meador allowed just three hits, two in the fourth inning. The first runner was doubled off at first after an infield popup and Meador struck out the final batter of the inning to escape the jam.

Carl Albert plays Northwest in a district doubleheader Monday. The Titans are tied with Deer Creek atop District 5A-1. Carl Albert and Deer Creek split their games this season.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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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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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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