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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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