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High school football: Shawnee's John Jacobs, Choctaw's Jonah Llanusa put on quarterback show

The stars didn’t disappoint as Wolves and Yellowjackets show potential offensive might.
by Trent Shadid Published: August 22, 2014

Much of the hype during Friday night’s four-team scrimmage in Choctaw centered around two of the best quarterbacks in the state — Shawnee’s John Jacobs and Choctaw’s Jonah Llanusa.

The stars didn’t disappoint.

With all plays starting at the offense’s 35-yard line, Jacobs connected on 11 of his 15 pass attempts with one pass going the 65-yard distance to the end zone. The East Carolina verbal commit also took an option-read play the distance, running around and away from the Tecumseh defense.

Llanusa, who has a scholarship offer from Navy, hit 8 of his 13 pass attempts with three of his incompletions being drops as he was rarely off target. Two of his passes resulted in 65-yard touchdowns.

“I felt like I played pretty good,” Llanusa said. “I don’t really know John personally. I follow him on Twitter, that’s the only thing I know about John. But we’ve went to a couple camps together and I’ve compared myself to him always. He’s a really good quarterback and it feels good for me to come out here and compete against him.”


Class 4A Tecumseh held its own against 6A-II’s Choctaw and Sand Springs and 5A’s Shawnee.

The Savages were the only team featuring several two-way players, but they seemed to stack up well otherwise, specifically with the size of their offensive line that is returning four starters.

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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
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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