The more things change, the more they stay the same. While Norco slipped up for the first time in 2019, Bixby continued it’s reign of terror throughout Oklahoma. Check out all of last week’s results for our committed Cowboys here.
Shane Illingworth, Quarterback
The saying that California produces great quarterbacks is something I’ve discovered to be no lie following Illingworth this season. For the second time in four games against California schools this season, the Oklahoma State commit went toe-to-toe with a fellow high-major Division I recruit.
Illingworth’s Norco Cougars fell to AJ Duffy and Rancho Verde 63-35. Duffy has yet to commit, but the 247sports crystal ball has him leaning toward Oregon.
While Rancho Verde boat-raced the Cougars, that doesn’t necessarily mean Illingworth was out-dueled. Duffy completed 23 of his 30 passes for 317 yards and three scores. Similarly, Illingworth completed 23 of his 37 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Duffy’s percentage completion was higher, but the stats are strikingly similar outside of that.
The loss drops Norco to 4-1 as they look to get back on track next week as they start league play against King.
Following the loss, the four-star signal caller made the trip to Stillwater for yesterday’s game against Kansas State.
#OKState’s highest-rated commit since 2004 is in the house — Shane Illingworth — 6-6 QB from Corona, CA. If you don’t know about him, get to know him now. He TOWERS over those around him. pic.twitter.com/oRZxvwGJS0— Jeremy Kolok (@JeremyKolok) September 28, 2019
Brennan Presley, Athlete
Bixby continued its tour of absolutely blasting opponents in 2019 with a down scoring night. The Spartans only managed 54 points in their 54-10 win against Sapulpa. It is, somehow, Bixby’s lowest scoring output this season.
Shockingly, Presley was not the leading receiver for the Spartans. His six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown trailed Luke Creeger’s 10 for 109 and two scores. One more Spartan joined Creeger and Presley in the 90+ yards club against Sapulpa but we’ll have more on that below.
To go with 94 yards through the air, Presley added 13 yards on one carry for a total of 107 all purpose yards. Bixby’s closest contest this year was a 33-point win over Mansfield Timberview (TX) to open the season so I’m not quite sure if anyone left on the schedule will be able to challenge the Spartans. But if anyone can, it’s likely the next opponent on the schedule: Booker T. Washington.
Jordan Reagan, Cornerback
So everything I said about about Bixby dominating Sapulpa and also likely the rest of the world... copy and paste. Here is where we mention that third receiver with 90+ yards.
Reagan has been recruited to play cornerback for Oklahoma State and plays both offense and defense for Bixby. He recorded two tackles in this game from his cornerback position to add to three catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. None of you should be surprised that OSU has managed to recruit a defensive back that doubles as a pretty good wide receiver.
- Grant Mahon played for the first time since getting injured in the season opener. Denton Guyer took down Keller Central 49-10 as Mahon helped the Guyer defense limit Central WR/DB and Oklahoma commit Davon Graham to 13 catches that went for just 77 yards.
- Jabbar Muhammad recorded three tackles in DeSoto’s 63-28 win against Mansfield Lake Ridge.
- Trent Pullen and Korie Black led Waco Connally to a 28-21 win against Salado.
- Eli Russ and Plainview shut out Purcell 56-0.
- Quinton Stewart and Salina Central (KS) won at Hutchinson, 31-12.
- Cade Bennett and Notre Dame Prep (AZ) beat Cactus Shadows 49-6.
- Cole Thompson and Norman beat Yukon 61-38.
- Jeff Roberson caught one pass for 14 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough to beat Del City as Choctaw fell 41-20.
- Zach Middleton and Bishop Kelley took down Hale 42-0.
- Monroe Mills and Father Tolton lost to Cardinal Ritter College Prep 70-14.