Heritage Hall busts Bethany on national television

BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com Published: October 28, 2011

Sanders and Shepard provided the highlight plays ESPN desired from the two nationally known recruits, including a couple of TD grabs by Shepard in triple-coverage. He finished with four catches for 97 yards and three rushes for 55 yards.

Sanders added 106 rushing yards on 11 carries, along with four receptions for 114 yards.

“Those guys don't surprise me anymore,” Bogert said. “We knew Bethany would try to take them away, so early on, we threw to Cale Courtney and he scored. To have those options is great. That's the way I've always coached — get the ball to your playmakers and let them do their stuff.”

Shepard, who has committed to Oklahoma, received his invitation to the Under Armor All-America game Friday night. Sanders had already been selected for the U.S. Army All-America Bowl on Jan. 7, where he will announce his college decision.

The Under Armour game will be held Jan. 5 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Of course, Shepard has other business on his mind before that.

“We still have room for improvement and we're gonna bring it,” he said. “We're not looking for anything to come to us for free, and we're gonna keep working hard to get to the state championship again.”

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