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High school notebook: Little Axe players deliver on coach's faith

Trailing Lexington 28-27 in overtime after Jacob Shepard scored on a 10-yard run, coach Ted Dorrell went for two and Shepard delivered with the game-winning reception.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: September 14, 2013

Devion Smith had more than 100 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Kalen Love caught two TD passes.

Still, Woods wants to see his team continue improving.

“I knew we had some talent coming in, just a lot of young talent,” he said. “I'm going to push the coaches to make sure we correct those mistakes and push the players as well.

“We've got a chance to be a decent football team this year and obviously going 2-0 is a great start, but understand that the first couple of teams we played are in the rebuilding phase as well. To say that we're 2-0 is nothing really to be happy about at this point.”


Minco senior Jacob Overton did a little bit of everything Friday, playing quarterback, receiver and running back to account for three touchdowns in a 43-0 win against No. 7 Wayne.

“He's scored about every way you can score the last two weeks,” Minco coach Clint Warren said. “He's a special player. He's been doing that for four years.”

Wayne (1-1) was without standout Louden Johnson, who is expected to miss a few weeks with a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his foot.

“It totally changed our offense,” Wayne coach Brandon Sharp said. “He's the main trigger that makes it go and we had to do some different things, had some pups in there.”

“Minco's a good football team. They knew we were one-dimensional before and then you don't have him back there, they were able to load the box and come after us.”


*Cushing senior running back Gage Stallworth accounted for five touchdowns in a 41-15 win against Perry. Last week, he scored six touchdowns against Mannford.

*Summit Christian junior quarterback Cameron Gilbert completed 15 of 28 passes for 419 yards and five TDs in a 33-12 win against Choteau. Senior receiver Jeremy Pelotte also caught seven passes for 209 yards and three TDs, while senior Haden Farrell had five catches for 178 yards and two TDs.

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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