DALLAS — Colleyville (Texas) Heritage quarterback Cody Thomas got off to a rough start Friday night against Irving MacArthur.
Thomas threw a pair of early interceptions — one in the end zone and another returned for a touchdown — as Heritage quickly found itself in a three-touchdown hole.
But Thomas rebounded in a big way, throwing for 541 yards and seven touchdowns in Heritage's 56-47 win.
“Tonight's probably a prime example of why we have teammates,” Thomas said. “Me myself didn't start out the way I wanted to and the team didn't start out the way we wanted to.
“We just kept believing in each other and just kept on fighting.”
A day later, Thomas was in the Cotton Bowl to watch the Sooners' 63-21 Red River Rivalry win over Texas.
“I'm really looking forward to it,” Thomas said Friday. “I've never been to that game before so it should be great.”
SOONERS HOST VISITORS
Since OU was the home team this season, the Sooners were able to host recruits for the game.
Oklahoma took advantage with a long visitors list that was expected to include plenty of commits as well as a large number of uncommitted players.
Commits Thomas, Austin Bennett, Matt Dimon, Keith Ford, Jordan Mastrogiovanni, Stanvon Taylor and D.J. Ward were expected to attend, as well as 2014 commit Armanti Foreman.
The Sooners also had several players who have committed to other schools in attendance, such as USC's Torrodney Prevot, LSU's Chris Hardeman, Arizona State's Dimarya Mixon, Texas A&M's Kerrick Huggins and Oklahoma State's Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Ra'Shaad Samples.
Norman North's Jordan Evans, Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen, Edmond North's Michael Farmer, Douglass' Deondre Clark and Broken Arrow's Devon Thomas were also expected in attendance.
FRIDAY NIGHT ROUNDUP
Bennett (Manvel, Texas) had five catches for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Manvel's 48-0 win over Pasadena Dobie. ... Mastrogiovanni's Dallas Jesuit team got a big 59-7 win over W.T. White and teammate Jake Oliver moved to within five catches of the Texas state record for career receptions. Oliver, a Texas commit, had six catches to tie current Sooner Trey Metoyer with 259 catches. Former Longhorns standout Jordan Shipley had 264 from 2000-03.