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Friday Night Highlights: Costello Throws For Nearly 300, Harper Impresses Again

Karns falls again despite impressive performance from Harper, Costello loses third straight game.

Jose Ortiz (@joseortlz)

While we were all preparing for Oklahoma State’s whooping of South Alabama, the next wave of Cowboy players hit the field last Friday to continue their senior seasons.

Many had some impressive performances — albeit in a loss in a few cases. Let’s take a look at who was the best under the lights on Friday night.

Brendan Costello, Quarterback

San Clemente wilted in the fourth quarter of a 55-38 loss to Murrieta Valley in week three action. The Tritons were outscored 28-7 in the fourth after leading 31-27 entering the quarter. Costello finished with 263 yards through the air while tossing three touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 82 yards on the ground on 11 carries.

Here was the last of Costello’s three scoring strikes on the night, a 44-yard bomb

Thomas Harper, Athlete

Harper did it all once again for the Karns Beavers in a 49-27 loss to Powell. The future Cowboy defensive back finished with 118 yards and two scores on 11 receptions. On the defensive side of the ball, Harper racked up six tackles (four solo). Karns also tried to get him involved in the running game, with one rush that went for two yards.

Does this touchdown catch remind anyone of another former Cowboy who might be making his NFL debut today?

Xavier Player, Defensive Back

Cibolo Steele beat San Antonio Reagan 35-30. Player had two tackles on the night and was able to help the Knights hold on to a late lead to win the game.

Xavier Ross, Defensive End

Two Dallas / Fort Worth area powerhouses met up at the Cotton Bowl this weekend for a non-district showdown. Rainy conditions made this a run-heavy game and Ross helped his Cedar Hill Longhorns shut out Denton Guyer 28-0 with a dominant performance on the defensive line. The 6’3 defensive tackle finished with six total tackles including three for loss and a sack.

Other News

In this section, we’ll let you know the outcomes for some of Oklahoma State’s other commits, ones who don’t have very trackable stats (such as the offensive line) or games where stats are hard to find (looking at you, Collinsville HS).

  • Jayden Jernigan and the Allen Eagles took down the East (UT) Leopards 52-20. East scored all 20 points in the fourth quarter, another dominant showing for the Allen defense.
  • Isreal Isuman-Hundley’s Colleyville Heritage Panthers were smacked by Southlake Carroll 42-17.
  • Kody Waltersheid and Muenster defeated Lindsay 49-10.
  • Edmond Santa Fe picked up a 29-14 win over Mustang with a good showing from Trace Ford’s defensive unit.
  • Demarco Jones and the Booker T Washington defense ran into trouble in a 36-7 loss to Horn Lake (MS).
  • Grayson Boomer helped Collinsville, OK rally from an early 14-0 deficit to win 34-27 against Bartlesville.