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Friday Night Highlights: How OSU recruits performed in week nine

Another week, another slate of blowout wins for several OSU commits.

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With the season winding down, the playoff picture for several recruits is starting to become clearer. Rangel, Gordon, CJ Brown, Presley, Gilkey and McKinney seem posied for deep playoff runs. But we have two games left before playoffs (for most recruits) and a recap of last weeks’ games right here.

Garret Rangel, Quarterback

Frisco (TX) Lone Star has played eight games this season. Other than a 10-point loss to Texas 5A-II No. 1 Aledo — a game in which Rangel was injured in — the Rangers have won every game by at least 17 points. That continued last week.

Rangel made quick work of Frisco Centennial, completing 6-of-8 passes for 208 yards and three scores in a 68-13 win. Another week, another game where there was plenty of time for reps from the backups. The Rangers have won their last four games by at least 30 points each, but things are about to get tougher.

Lone Star (7-1, 6-0) faces The Colony next. The Colony enters with a district record of 4-2 and can secure a playoff spot with a win. Lone Star will still very likely win that game, but then comes a showdown with defending state champion Denton Ryan in the district finale. In other good news, Rangel is now a four-star recruit according to the 247sports composite rankings, clocking in at No. 359 in the nation.

Ollie Gordon, Running Back

For the first time since district play started, Euless (TX) Trinity was tied at the end of the first quarter... it didn’t stay that way for long.

Weatherford hung around for about 12 minutes before Trinity ripped of 21-straight points in the second quarter. By the end of the night Trinity had racked up a 49-21 win. But Weatherford sticking around a little bit means Gordon got more touches than he might have had it been a total blowout.

Gordon did a little bit of everything, completing his only pass attempt for 15 yards, catching two balls for 76 yards, and running for 295 yards and five touchdowns on 29 carries. In total, that’s 386 yards and five scores on 32 offensive touches... is that good?

There’s not much he can’t do and I’m excited to get the chance to see him in the playoffs again in a few weeks when Trinity can really be diverse in how it uses him. Trinity will win games against Haltom and Paschal (a combined 5-11) before it opens the playoffs likely against Keller.

CJ Brown, Running Back

Another week, another big win for Beggs (OK).

CJ Brown put on a show once again, running for 155 yards and two scores on just 14 carries in a big 44-14 win against Kiefer last week. Beggs will close the season against Haskell this week and Victory Christian next week before a potential run at a state title in Oklahoma class 2A.

The only loss for Beggs this year came against class 3A Lincoln Christian, and Beggs does hold a win against defending state champions Metro Christian on the resume.

Talyn Shettron, Wide Receiver

Tabry Shettron, Tight End

Edmond (OK) Santa Fe suffered another close loss last week, this time at the hands of Broken Arrow, 47-42.

The Shettron brothers turned in solid performances once again despite the loss. Tabry caught two passes for 36 yards while Talyn hauled in eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns.

However, the Shettron brothers were bested by Texas Tech commit Maurion Horn, who ran 29 times for 217 yards and three scores for Broken Arrow. Next up for Santa Fe (4-4) is a tilt with 3-5 Enid before wrapping up the regular season with 4-4 Norman.

Braylin Presley, Athlete

Bixby (OK) had its smallest margin of victory last week since a mid-September game against Stillwater. The Spartans still boat-raced Muskogee 56-14.

Bixby takes what I call the ol’ Euless Trinity approach: you score a touchdown, and you’re benched. It helps keep the score down! That being said, Presley had five receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown in addition to three carries for 27 yards. He scored and promptly sat out the rest of the game, because if he didn’t, well... the score probably would’ve approached unsportsmanlike territory.

Next up for 8-0 Bixby is Ponca City before it faces its toughest test in a while against 7-1 Booker T. Washington to close out the regular season.

Cameron Epps, Athlete

Epps will play cornerback at Oklahoma State, but he plays everything for Chaminade (MO). That was more than apparent in the box score last week.

The Red Devils may have lost to MICDS 56-34, but Epps sure did his part. The outstanding athlete finished with 200 yards and two scores on 31 carries, while also throwing for 201 yards and two additional touchdowns (and an interception) all while playing great defense, as you can see below.

Chaminade (4-5) has a chance to get back to .500 this week against 0-9 Ritenour.

Other News and Notes

Here’s what happened with the rest of OSU’s recruits last week.

  • WR Mason Gilkey and Pawhuska (OK) took down Afton 15-0 to advance to 6-2. Next up is 0-8 Wyandotte.
  • CB Dylahn McKinney and Colleyville (TX) Heritage boat raced Birdville 61-26. Next up for the 7-1 Panthers is 3-5 Burleson Centennial.
  • OT Austin Kawecki and Frisco (TX) Lebanon Trail lost at Denison, 48-24. Next up for the 1-7 Trail Blazers is 8-0 Lovejoy, a trendy state championship pick and top-3 team in the state.
  • OT Tyrone Webber and New Mexico Military Institute (JC) dropped to 6-1 with a 38-19 loss to Cisco College. Next up is a trip to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
  • DL Landon Dean and Frontenac (KS) lost to Girard 13-6 and dropped to 6-2 on the season. Next up is 4-4 Columbus.
  • DL Jaleel Johnson and Putnam City (OK) North got back to .500 with a 24-12 win against Midwest City. Next up is a chance to get to 5-4 against 0-8 Northwest Classen.
  • LB Gabe Brown and Stillwater (OK) beat that Northwest Classen squad 70-0 last week. Next up for the 6-2 Pioneers is 4-4 Midwest City.