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by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: July 30, 2013

Edmond North's Sam Humphreys and Norman North's Thomas Johnson each shot 70 in the first round and are part of a group tied for seventh in the 72-hole event.


Sometimes it can be hard for a small-school talent to prove his worth to major college football coaches, but Dibble senior Tazden Jevons is working hard to break down that wall.

Already with offers from Division II programs like Pittsburg State, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Jevons is trying to keep the interest of some D-I schools. Oklahoma State and Kansas State have continued to show interest, and New Mexico has given a verbal offer.

“Sometimes it's hard to be discovered in a small town,” Dibble coach J.R. Conrad said. “He does everything right. Academics are in order. He works out religiously.

“Somebody's gonna get a really good football player.”

Jevons was among Class 2A's top rushers last season with 1,918 yards and 27 touchdowns, but his college future is more likely on the defensive side, perhaps as an outside linebacker, Conrad said.


Deer Creek kicker Dillon Noble has had a full summer of recruiting.

He spent a weekend at Harvard and Yale, and performed well, Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said.

Representatives from Harvard also attended spring practices at Deer Creek to see Noble, who made eight of 12 field goals and also made a 58-yard field goal during the Class 5A playoffs last season.

“It was kind of funny, we were in the weight room just this last week and he was going through some weight stuff and one of our coaches said to him, ‘How many kickers are going to be able to lift what you're doing right now?'” Gower said. “He's had a good summer and I'm really pleased with him.”

Noble is also receiving interest from Central Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southwestern Oklahoma State, among others.

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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