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by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: November 24, 2012


Even without its starting quarterback, Frederick dominated Friday's Class 2A quarterfinal against Commerce.

The Bombers are without senior Trevor Flores for the rest of the season after he suffered a subdural hematoma in the Bombers' 49-13 win against Alva in the second round.

But senior Blake Cotten didn't miss a beat in the air-raid offense during the 42-0 victory to move to the semifinals Friday against OCS.

“He's not too wet behind the ears, but he knows what he's doing,” Frederick coach Hugh Farmer said. “We've always said that we're very fortunate to have a really good backup and he came in and proved it.”

Flores will recover from the injury, Farmer said

Cotten completed 16 of 23 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns. His lone blemish was an interception.

Farmer said Cotten provides more mobility than Flores, but Friday's win should boost his confidence moving forward.

“We missed (Flores) last night in areas, I'm not going to lie about that,” he said. “But I thought the kids rallied and played their tails off and made up for that. I think we're OK.”


Two Oklahoma high school champions qualified Saturday for the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships by finishing in the top 10 at the South Regionals in Charlotte, N.C.

Alex Davis of Plainview, the 3A girls state champion, finished fourth in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17:11. She finished six seconds behind the winner, Sophie Chase of Burke, Va.

Noah Gade of Stillwater, the 6A boys state champion, placed eighth with a time of 15:03.Sean McGorty of Fairfax, Va., won the race with a time of 14:28.

The top 10 runners in both the boys and girls regional races advance to the national championships Dec. 8 in San Diego, where they will compete against the top runners from the West and Midwest Regionals.



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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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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