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by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 17, 2012

Luetjen expects Hill to get the same amount of carries or more against the punishing Vian defense.

“He is our guy,” Luetjen said. “He knows it's his time to step up.”

Luetjen said the town of Hennessey has been waiting for this game, too.

“They know how big it is,” he said. “The town of Hennessey will be empty that night.”


Cashion has a long haul this week for the Class A quarterfinals.

After starting the playoffs with back-to-back home games, the Wildcats will travel 212 miles to Talihina in the third round.

Cashion would've been at home had Warner, which entered Friday's game against Talihina undefeated, beaten the Golden Tigers and advanced.

As long as Cashion's trip is, though, it's not even close to the longest trip this week in Classes 3A-A.

Texhoma, located in the panhandle nearly straight north of Amarillo, Texas, travels to Elmore City-Pernell this week. Elmore City gets to host after winning back-to-back road games as the fourth seed from District A-5.

The other 300-plus mile road trip belongs to Commerce, which must travel 328 miles to play undefeated Frederick.

The shortest trip in the classes goes to Stroud, which will travel less than 50 miles to play at Oklahoma Christian School.


The Cashion defense will have to be prepared to defend the pass in its quarterfinal matchup at Talihina on Friday night, though that hasn't always been the case for Tiger opponents.

Talihina attempted 10 passes or fewer in six of its first eight games, but is averaging nearly 20 throws per game in the last four, including a couple of 200-yard passing performances by Clark Austin.

The senior quarterback has thrown for more than 1,400 yards and is completing 66 percent of his pass attempts. He is also the team's leading rusher with more than 1,200 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Austin threw for 109 yards and rushed for 108 and two touchdowns in Friday night's second-round win over Warner.

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
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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