High school football: Minco's Jacob Overton thinks touchdown every time he gets the ball

The senior, who led Minco's 43-0 rout over Wayne, is The Oklahoman's city-area high school Player of the Week.
by Trent Shadid Published: September 16, 2013
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Anytime Minco's Jacob Overton touches the ball, he's thinking touchdown.

The senior proved his mentality is for good reason during Minco's 43-0 rout over Wayne on Friday night, scoring three touchdowns to earn The Oklahoman's city-area high school Player of the Week.

“Whenever I get the ball I think I can score,” Overton said. “I don't want to sound cocky or anything, but when I get the ball that's always my goal.”

Overton displayed his big-play ability scoring on runs of 12 and 78 yards, and a 31-yard punt return. He rushed for 163 yards on 17 carries despite not playing offense for much of the second half.

“It felt really good to play well and get that win,” Overton said. “Wayne is one of our rivals so we took our preparation really seriously last week.

“Maybe we played with a little bit more fire because we really wanted to beat them, but mostly we just had fun preparing to play them. I think when you're having fun preparing you play a lot better.”

A standout receiver during his sophomore and junior seasons, Overton has spent most of his time at quarterback and running back this season.

“For us to be successful this year we need to use him all over the field,” said Minco coach Clint Warren. “We want the ball to go through his hands and Friday night we stuck to that plan.”

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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