Week eight was a good one! Rangel picked up a big rivalry win, McKinney was named MVP of the week by Inside High School Sports, and the Shettron brothers & Braylin Presley showed out again. Check out the full recap!
Garret Rangel, Quarterback
Much like the Euless Trinity versus L.D. Bell rivalry we discussed in regards to Ollie Gordon a few weeks ago, Frisco (TX) Lone Star has a similar stranglehold on rival Frisco Wakeland. Last week was no exception.
Our own Ryan Harris covered the game for Inside High School Sports and bore witness to another consistent performance from Garret Rangel. He was the only Ranger to attempt a pass, throwing for 135 yards and a score on an efficient 12-of-17. Lone Star got it done mostly on the ground with Boise State commit Ashton Jeanty running 23 times for 171 yards and four scores as Lone Star raced past Wakeland 33-3.
Touchdown Frisco Lone Star! @GarretRangel connects with Devin Turner for the score! @LSHS_FBRecruits leads Frisco Wakeland 13-0 with 3:27 remaining in the 2nd quarter! #txhsfb #ihss pic.twitter.com/HCcGLukfqJ— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) October 16, 2021
It wasn’t an overly dominant performance, but was methodical. Lone Star will need more of the same if it wants to go deep in the playoffs, which is very possible. The Rangers are currently ranked No. 7 in the state, one spot behind Colleyville Heritage... more on that in a bit. Next up is Frisco Centennial at home.
Ollie Gordon, Running Back
I wasn’t kidding when I wrote in previous weeks that Euless (TX) Trinity would just blow right on through district play. Last week, the Trojans took down Chisholm Trail 56-7 and Ollie Gordon didn’t play much beyond the first quarter.
Gordon got just five touches in this game. Chisholm Trail was so overmatched that Gordon’s five runs still went 125 yards and two scores. That’s 25 yards-per-carry. That output hurt his season average of close to 180 yards-per-game.
Trinity is ranked No. 16 in Texas in class 6A and will finish the regular season at 9-1 — the one loss coming to No. 1 Austin Westlake — after “foregone conclusion” wins against Weatherford, Haltom and Paschal to close the season. Then comes a murders row of playoff opponents likely starting with Keller. The Trojans should make it to round three (there are six rounds of playoffs in Texas with round six being the state title game), but anything past that is far from guaranteed.
CJ Brown, Running Back
Beggs (OK) kept on rolling through class 2A with another blowout win last week.
Brown had a similar night to Gordon, with an early curtain call after racking up a bunch of yards against a bad team. Brown ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries as Beggs took down Morris 82-6.
Related: Brown isn’t the only talented running back from Beggs. While he puts up big numbers every week, those stats are typically rivaled by sophomore Red Martel, who currently holds zero offers but could be a big target for Oklahoma State later down the line.
Talyn Shettron, Wide Receiver
Tabry Shettron, Tight End
Edmond (OK) Santa Fe faced one of its toughest tests of the season last week against state powerhouse Jenks. While the Wolves fell 35-14 to the state title favorites, the Shettron brothers played quite well.
Talyn hauled in 10 passes for 131 yards and one touchdown, a typical line for the dynamic receiver. Tabry caught two balls for 27 yards and a score, meaning the Shettron brothers accounted for all of Santa Fe’s scoring once again.
Dylan Buckingham is always spot on with the highlights, so here’s some visuals of their performances.
Santa Fe drops to 4-3 (3-1) and will take on 4-3 Broken Arrow next.
Mason Gilkey, Wide Receiver
Gilkey usually appears at the bottom of this post but I was able to find stats for Pawhuska this week!
Last week, Gilkey did what I imagine he typically does against Oklahoma class A competition: whatever he wants. The Huskies took on Oklahoma Union last week and shut out the Cougars 44-0. Gilkey played a big part in that, catching a casual 14 passes for 140 yards and three scores, accounting for more than half of quarterback Todd Drummond’s 241 passing yards.
Pawhuska is now 5-2 (4-0) and faces 1-6 Afton next. Also, here’s this Gilkey highlight from two weeks ago that I missed... my bad.
Braylin Presley, Athlete
Yes Bixby won again. Since that’s out of the way, Presley shot up nearly 100 spots in the 247sports composite rankings when the newest version was released on Wednesday.
Presley is ranked as the No. 444 player in the nation according to the composite, which is an aggregation of rankings from 247sports, ESPN and Rivals — the three main recruiting services. However, 247sports in particular is much higher on Presley than its peers, ranking the speedy back as a four-star athlete at No. 241 in the nation.
Anyways back to Bixby — the Spartans cruised once again in a 58-14 win against Sand Springs last week. Presley carried 10 times for 51 yards and two scores while also catching 11 passes for 151 yards and two more touchdowns. In total, that’s 21 offensive touches for 202 yards and four touchdowns. Mike Gundy and Kasey Dunn will be able to use Presley pretty much however they want to. He even threw one pass for -1 yards! (Ok, maybe that isn’t great but still, he COULD do it...)
Wanna scare a 6A-II Defensive Coordinator this Halloween?— Cayden McFarland (@caydenmc) October 15, 2021
Go to your party dressed as @braylinpres2022 or Loren Montgomery.@BixbySpartanFB dominates #4 Sand Springs, 58-14.@KJRH2HD pic.twitter.com/GReipUDfsP
Bixby stays undefeated on the season and will take on Muskogee next.
Dylahn McKinney, Cornerback
Unlike literally every other recruit discussed so far, McKinney and Colleyville (TX) Heritage actually played in a close game!
Colleyville Heritage eked out a close 35-34 win against Mansfield Summit to advance to 6-1 (4-0). The Panthers are in the drivers seat for a district title and figure to make a deep run in the playoffs.
Heritage sealed the win with a goal line stand on a two-point conversion by Summit late in the game. McKinney racked up four tackles and another interception to help give Heritage a big win against its biggest threat to a district title. His performance this season helped him earn Player of the Week honors from Inside High School Sports, the second OSU commit (Rangel) to win the IHSS MVP bobblehead this season.
Other News and Notes
Here’s how the rest of OSU commits performed this week.
- ATH Cameron Epps and Chaminade (MO) raced past Life for Life Academy, 42-12. The Red Devils are now 4-4 (1-3) and take on 8-0 Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) next. Related: that has to be the longest name for a school I’ve ever heard.
- OT Austin Kawecki and Frisco (TX) Lebanon Trail fell to Princeton 42-35. It’s the sixth-straight loss for Trail Blazers, who travel to take on Denison next.
- OT Tyrone Webber and New Mexico Military Institute moved to 6-0 with a 49-13 win against Tyler (TX) Junior College.
- DL Landon Dean and Frontenac (KS) kept it rolling with a 26-12 win against Prairie View. Next up for the 6-1 Raiders is 7-0 Girard.
- DL Jaleel Johnson and Putnam City (OK) North fell to Del City 20-14 in overtime. Next up for the 3-4 Panthers is a chance to get back to .500 against 4-3 Midwest City.
- LB Gabe Brown and Stillwater (OK) roped Lawton 49-13. Next up for the 5-2 Pioneers is 0-7 Northwest Classen.