This is an abbreviated Friday Night Highlights this week. Two future Pokes had bye weeks, but reliable stats could not be found for most Oklahoma HS players. If y’all have any suggestions on where to find reliable stats for any Oklahoma school not named Bixby... let me know!
Garret Rangel, quarterback
Welcome back Mr. Rangel! The Frisco (TX) Lone Star signal caller missed the last few weeks with a leg injury, but returned in week six to smoke rival Frisco Reedy. Rangel finished with 201 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-17 passing in a 42-6 win.
Garret Rangel is back and looking better than ever! @GarretRangel put up big numbers against Reedy- only to be outdone by @AshtonJeanty2! Rangel and Jeanty pack a powerful one-two punch to push @LSHS_FBRecruits past Reedy! We'll have the highlights Saturday night at 6:30 on NBC5! pic.twitter.com/pdbKhXnPDa— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) October 1, 2021
Of course, it helps having a weapon like running back Ashton Jeanty. Lone Star moves to 4-1 (3-0) and shouldn’t have problem with the rest of the district until a Nov. 5 district finale (and likely de-facto district championship game) against Denton Ryan.
Braylin Presley, Athlete
Bixby (OK) pretty much had the “you score a touchdown and you’re benched for the rest of the game” rule in effect last week. The Spartans boat raced Putnam City West 81-6 in a game where six players recorded a carry, nine players recorded a catch, and four players threw a pass.
As such, it was a very early exit for Presley after Bixby put up 39 points in the first quarter alone. Presley finished with four carries for 32 yards and a score, and caught three passes for 43 yards and an additional touchdown.
Make it 41 in a row for @BixbySpartanFB.— Cayden McFarland (@caydenmc) October 2, 2021
Bixby puts 81 points on PC West tonight.
The state's best player, @braylinpres2022 scores a TD for the 29th straight game.
Great pass and catch from @_christianburke and @jakebsnyda16 too. pic.twitter.com/58b7fFI3Ux
Next up is at Choctaw as the Spartans look to extend their winning streak to 42 games.
Other News and Notes
Last week saw a few players take their bye weeks, but this post wasn’t helped by the fact that no reliable stats or highlights could be found for players at Edmond (OK) Santa Fe, Beggs (OK), Pawhuska (OK) and more. Here’s some of the other scores from last week.
- RB Ollie Gordon and Euless (TX) Trinity had the week off. Gordon took advantage of the bye week to take a trip up to Stillwater to watch Oklahoma State take down Baylor on Saturday night. Next up for Trinity is a road trip to North Crowley.
- RB CJ Brown and Beggs (OK) had no trouble with Okmulgee, winning 38-14. No reliable stats could be found. Beggs (4-1) takes on Metro Christian on the road next.
- WR Mason Gilkey and Pawhuska (OK) took down Fairland 62-12. No reliable stats could be found. Pawhuska (3-2) faces Quapaw next.
- ATH Cameron Epps and Chaminade (MO) raced past Vianney 73-6. No reliable stats could be found. Next up for Chaminade (3-3) is Christian Brothers College HS.
- OL Austin Kawecki and Frisco (TX) Lebanon Trail had a bye week. Next up for Lebanon Trail (1-4) is Frisco Liberty on the road.
- DL Landon Dean and Frontenac (KS) raced past Burlington 42-6. Stats could not be found. Next up for Frontenac (4-1) is Anderson County.
- DL Jaleel Johnson and Putnam City (OK) North lost to Deer Creek 38-13 last week. Next up for PC North (3-2) is Lawton on the road.
- LB Gabe Brown and Stillwater (OK) lost to Del City 30-7. Next up the the Pioneers (3-2) is Grant on the road.
- CB Dylahn McKinney and Colleyville (TX) Heritage survived a scare against Midlothian, winning 10-7. Defensive stats could not be found. Next up for Heritage (4-1) is a district tilt at Red Oak.