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High school notebook: Challenging schedule awaits Northwest Classen

by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 2, 2012

With a schedule that included games against three teams currently ranked in the top three of their respective classes — Clinton, Davis and Kingfisher — Heritage Hall found itself in a tough situation amid a rebuilding year.

But now that the toughest portion of the schedule is behind them, the Chargers can turn to a slate of winnable games for the remainder of the regular season.

There will be some challenges, with Newcastle and Mount St. Mary the next two weeks, and an improving Star Spencer squad in Week 10. The Bobcats hung with top-ranked Kingfisher, losing 16-0 last week.

Senior Chedon Shockley has been a sparkplug for Heritage Hall, catching 33 passes for 490 yards and three touchdowns through five games, coming off a 221-yard, three-touchdown game against John Marshall last week. He also has 29 tackles and three sacks on defense.

Shockley continues to build a strong connection with sophomore quarterback Connor McGinnis, who is 50-of-85 for 666 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

MARTIN IMPROVING FOR DEFENDING CHAMPS

Sam Martin was a big part of last season's Class A championship as Wayne's quarterback.

But Martin has played even better so far this season, helping the Bulldogs to a 5-0 start.

Martin has thrown for 338 yards and five touchdowns without an interception, while running for 450 yards and 14 touchdowns.

“He's really making better decisions so far,” Wayne coach Brandon Sharp said. “He's an even bigger part of our offense now.”

Class A No. 2 Wayne plays at Stratford on Friday.

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
Reporter
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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