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High school notebook: Southmoore hoping Jaelon Walker, Pierce Spead can be tough rushing duo

'Cats coach hopes Walker, Spead can surpass 1,000-yard rushing mark behind a good offensive line.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: August 26, 2013

Southmoore football coach Jeff Brickman pulled both Jaelon Walker and Pierce Spead into his office this offseason to show them the 2012 statistics of Alabama's Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon.

Both rushed for more than 1,000 yards and combined for 29 touchdowns. It's those types of numbers Brickman hopes to see this season from his two seniors.

“We've got a good offensive line, and we're going to run the football,” he said following Friday night's scrimmage against Edmond North. “We expect them to be interchangeable.”

Brickman refers to them both as starters and option 1A and 1B. He even goes as far to let them play Rock-Paper-Scissors to see who starts.

Walker got the start Friday, but it was Spead who scored Southmoore's lone touchdown.


New Norman quarterback Jakcob Dean is probably throwing better than he thinks.

At least that's what Norman coach Greg Nation said.

“He's looking good,” Nation said.

In the Tigers recent scrimmage at Bixby, Dean went 4-of-5 with a touchdown to a tight end.

Nation added that senior running back Dupree Young is also doing well.

The Tigers coach is hoping for more older guys to step up, however. They'll have another chance this Friday when Norman hosts the Top of the World Classic, which includes Choctaw, Deer Creek, Sapulpa, McAlester, Noble, Shawnee and Stillwater.


Norman's Yujeong Son is barely old enough to compete in the 12-18 age division of the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour, but she's clearly old enough to win.

The 12-year-old fired back-to-back 71s to win the OJGT Kickingbird Fall Challenge Sunday in Edmond. Her 142 total edged Bishop McGuinness senior Alexis Sadeghy by five strokes.

In boys competition, Edmond North junior Griffin Pierce rallied with a second-round 65 to win the 15-18 division in a playoff over Austin Eckroat, an incoming freshman at Edmond North.

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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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