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Texas Tech commit Cameron Batson of Millwood named Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year

by Scott Wright Modified: December 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm •  Published: December 5, 2013
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Millwood's Cameron Batson scores in the first half as the Falcons play Hobart in high school football playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla. D'andre Mays blocks Chris Rangel in the background.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Millwood's Cameron Batson scores in the first half as the Falcons play Hobart in high school football playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla. D'andre Mays blocks Chris Rangel in the background. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Millwood quarterback Cameron Batson still hopes to play a couple more high school football games, but he has already claimed a significant award for his performance this season.

Batson was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year on Thursday.

The award recognizes athletic excellence, as well as high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field.

By winning the state award, Batson is now qualified for the national player of the year award.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound senior quarterback and defensive back has led the Falcons to a 13-0 record entering the Class 2A state semifinals, scheduled for Dec. 13.

Batson, who is verbally committed to Texas Tech as a wide receiver, has thrown for 1,946 yards and 27 touchdowns on 101-of-186 passing entering the semifinals. He has rushed for 1,039 yards and 16 touchdowns on 108 carries, while adding nine interceptions on defense.

He has a 4.0 grade-point average, ranks No. 1 in his graduating class and is the senior class president.

“He is an outstanding player and the leader of his team, but also demonstrates great humility and is a class act on the field,” said Dibble coach J.R. Conrad, a former Gatorade award winner at Fairland. “It’s encouraging to see someone who can dominate the game also demonstrate great sportsmanship after the game.”

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK


by Scott Wright
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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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