Oklahoma State had a chance to add to its class last week with Spearman (TX) four-star wide receiver Brenen Thompson deciding between OSU, Texas and Texas A&M. The losers of the Red River Rivalry won out for Thompson’s services and he’ll play his college ball in Austin — and potentially not against Oklahoma State. We’ll see how long the Longhorns honor their commitments to the Big 12.
But enough of that, he’s how OSU commits performed in their respective high school games this week.
Garret Rangel, Quarterback
The Rangel machine was up and running again last week, making quick work of Denton. Rangel completed 11 of his 19 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns, an average of 20 yards-per-completion and 11.58 yards per total attempt.
Frisco (TX) Lone Star raced past Denton 72-16. Rangel was able to lean on a 200-yard rusher in Ashton Jeanty and a 100-yard rusher in Gerald Harris to take off most of the second half. Next up is a road tilt against Frisco Wakeland.
Ollie Gordon, Running Back
Rangel and Lone Star will cruise through their district schedule with the exception of the district finale against Denton Ryan. Ollie Gordon and Euless (TX) Trinity will meet even less resistance.
North Crowley was no match for the Trojan defense, totaling just 90 yards including -13 rushing yards. But we care about Gordon here, who had another fantastic night. The running back-turned-quarterback threw for 77 yards and a touchdown on 2-of-4 passing. On the ground, Gordon totaled nearly 10 yards-per-carry with 211 yards and three scores on 22 carries.
What a dot!
There's nothing @Ollie_Gordon2 can't do on a football field! Gordon airs it out to @BlackJaquon for the score! He also rushes for 211 yards and three touchdowns as @IAR2_Football beats North Crowley! We'll have all the highlights Saturday night at 6:30 on NBC5! #txhsfb #ihss pic.twitter.com/qCHyY2rsR3— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) October 9, 2021
Trinity (5-1, 3-0) is back home next week to take a 3-3 Chisholm Trail squad in what might be another early curtain call for Gordon. Here are his insane numbers through six games.
In 6 games this season, #OkState RB commit Ollie Gordon has:— Marshall Levenson (@MarshallLevy14) October 9, 2021
1,424 total yards
20 total touchdowns
CJ Brown, Running Back
Beggs (OK) took on Metro Christian, the defending state champs in class 2A where Beggs also competes. What could’ve been a lopsided game turned into a pleasant surprise.
Brown tallied the first score of the night on a 51-yard touchdown run to put Beggs up 8-0. Beggs led it 8-7 after one and the lone score of the second quarter was a pick-6 for the Demons by Chance Jordon to make it 16-7 at the half. Perfecting both two-point conversions proved to be crucial as Metro Christian came charging back.
Red Martel scored on an 81-yard touchdown and Brown punched in the two-point conversion to give Beggs 24 points on three touchdowns. The Demons quickly surrendered another touchdown, but stood tall on the last drive of the game to pick up a huge 24-22 win over the No. 1 team in the state.
Brown’s final line came out to 23 carries for 137 yards and a touchdown, and the all-important two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter to help preserve a two-point win. Beggs proved it can win a state title last week, and that road continues next week against 0-6 Morris.
Tayln Shettron, Wide Receiver
Tabry Shettron, Tight End
Edmond (OK) Santa Fe faced off against Yukon and escaped with a close win that could’ve been tabbed as the Shettron brothers show.
As you can imagine, just about every reporter in the OKC area was down in Dallas last weekend to cover OU in the Red River Rivalry. Not much information and no video could be gleaned from Twitter, but the Maxpreps box score paints a beautiful picture.
Talyn finished with 11 catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns — an average of 14.6 yards-per-catch. Tabry finished with a similarly impressive line, going for 43 yards and two scores on his four catches. Add it up and the Shettron brothers were responsible for all of Santa Fe’s points in a narrow 27-20 win against Yukon.
Sante Fe (4-2, 3-0) has an enormous district tilt at home against 5-1 Jenks next week.
Braylin Presley, Athlete
We might as well just cancel the rest of the season and hand Bixby (OK) the state title right now, but watching Presley play is way more fun.
The Spartans are outscoring their opponents 356-56 this season and last week was... well, rough for the opponents. Choctaw is a good team; 4-1 heading into the matchup with Bixby with the lone loss coming to Dallas (TX) Jesuit. They were ranked No. 2 in the state as well, according to Cayden McFarland. Doesn’t matter, Bixby rolls, 70-7.
Presley got another early curtain call because Bixby has to find a way to tamp down the score somehow. The Maxpreps stats may not be accurate, but they indicate Presley carried six times for 64 yards and two scores, while adding four catches for 64 yards. The tape says otherwise:
LOL stuff from @BixbySpartanFB and @braylinpres2022 tonight against #2 Choctaw.— Cayden McFarland (@caydenmc) October 9, 2021
First play of the game: Presley goes 78 yards for a touchdown, but it's called back by holding.
Very next snap, he takes a pass and goes 70 to the house.
This team is unreal. pic.twitter.com/m1qTq4jWJd
I don’t know what the final line was for Presley, but it’s easy to envision what he did in his limited time in this game. Next up on the Bixby tour of destruction is 5-1 Page at home.
Other News and Notes
Here’s how the rest of Oklahoma State’s commits performed this week.
- WR Mason Gilkey and Pawhuska (OK) advanced to 4-2 after a 57-6 rout of Quapaw.
- ATH Cameron Epps scored an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of the game against Christian Brothers. It was all downhill from there. Chaminade (MO) fell to 3-4 after the 48-14 loss. But Epps did post a sweet video of the touchdown run!
80 yard TD first play of the game Vs CBC pic.twitter.com/cuNy4NuNjN— Cameron Epps (@cameronepps7) October 9, 2021
- OT Austin Kawecki and Frisco (TX) Lebanon Trail dropped to 1-5 after a 56-7 loss to a talented Frisco Liberty squad.
- DL Landon Dean and Frontenac (KS) breezed past Anderson County 49-14 to advance to 5-1.
- DL Jaleel Johnson and Putnam City (OK) North lost a close one to Lawton, 33-28. PC North is now 3-3 on the season. Here’s a nice soundbite from Johnson:
"I can only thank him. Thank you, Coach." @CowboyFB DL commit @JaleelJohnson18 gives a shoutout to his D line coach at @PCNorthFootball for developing him into a D1 athlete.— YurView Oklahoma (@YurViewOK) October 11, 2021
See the full interview with Jaleel: https://t.co/eC4mxiQCDg#okpreps #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/onVJQWOoP5
- LB Gabe Brown and Stillwater (OK) and no trouble with Grant in a 56-6 win. The Pioneers are now 4-2 and play Lawton next.
- CB Dylahn McKinney and Colleyville (TX) Heritage picked up a big district win at Red Oak, 48-21. McKinney had a tackle and an INT in the game. The Panthers are now 5-1 (3-0) and face Mansfield Summit (also 3-0 in district) next.