Future Cowboys: How'd They Do This Week?

Mason Rudolph

The high school playoffs began across the nation this past weekend and future OSU Cowboys were competing in postseason games in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina. The spotlight was on undefeated teams like Northwestern (Mason Rudolph), Jenks (Dylan Harding) and DeSoto (Chris Lacy). How did those teams and the future Cowboys perform as the season enters the win-or-go-home phase.

GYASI AKEM, LB (6-1, 220)
Broken Arrow High School (Broken Arrow, Okla.)
This week's game: Broken Arrow scored 17 consecutive points in the first quarter en route to a 44-14 victory over Booker T. Washington on Friday night in a first-round game of the Class 6A playoffs.

Broken Arrow pounds Washington, 44-14: Broken Arrow Ledger

Next game: Friday, Nov. 22, at Mustang in quarterfinals of the Class 6A playoffs.
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DEVANTE AVERETTE, LB (6-1, 230)
Ellsworth Community College (Iowa Falls, Iowa)
This week's game: Averette's junior college career ended last weekend. According to the Ellsworth Athletics website, Averette had 92 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, a pass broken up and a blocked kick while appearing in eight games during the 2014 season.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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JORDAN BRAILFORD, DE (6-3, 210)
Booker T. Washington High School (Tulsa, Okla.)
This week's game: Booker T. Washington's season came to an end Friday night with a 44-14 loss to Broken Arrow in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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KEENEN BROWN, WR (6-3, 185)
Alief Taylor High School (Houston, Texas)
This week's game: Brown caught three passes for 64 yards and also rushed for nine yards on one carry as Alief Taylor Lions rallied from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit for a 27-23 victory over Langham Creek in a Class 5A-Division I bi-district playoff game on Friday night.

Olonade rallies Alief Taylor to playoff win over Langham Creek: Houston Chronicle

Next game: Saturday, Nov. 23, Alief Taylor (8-3) vs. Lamar (10-0) in Class 5A-Division I playoffs.

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LEMAEFE GALEA'I, OL (6-5, 327)
Trinity High School (Euless, Texas)
This week's game: Galea'i and the offense line did its job as running backs Isaac Ellsworth and Homer Babcock each averaged more than 16 yards per carry as Euless Trinity defeated Flower Mound Marcus 49-21 in a Class 5A-Division I bi-district playoff opener on Thursday night.

Trinity comes out firing behind Christian Hammack's 3 TD passes: Dallas Morning News

Next scheduled game: Saturday, Nov. 23, Euless Trinity (9-2) vs. Mansfield Timberview (8-3) vs. Shoemaker (7-3) game.

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CHRIS HARDEMAN, CB (5-9, 178)
Alief Taylor High School (Houston, Texas)
This week's game: The Alief Taylor Lions rallied from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit for a 27-23 victory over Langham Creek in a Class 5A-Division I bi-district playoff game on Friday night.

Olonade rallies Alief Taylor to playoff win over Langham Creek: Houston Chronicle

Next game: Saturday, Nov. 23, Alief Taylor (8-3) vs. Lamar (10-0) in Class 5A-Division I playoffs.
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DYLAN HARDING, DB (6-2, 190)
Jenks High School (Jenks, Okla.)
This week's game: Harding and the No. 1-ranked Class 6A Jenks Trojans were involved in their first tight game since early September on Friday night's first-round playoff game with Owasso. The Trojans won 14-10 to advance to next Friday's quarterfinals against Midwest City (9-2).

Jenks edges Owasso 14-10: South County Leader

Next game: Friday, Nov. 22, Jenks (11-0) vs. Midwest City (9-2) in quarterfinal game of Class 6A playoffs.
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TYREEK HILL, Ath. (5-9, 185)
Garden City Community College (Garden City, Kan.)
This week's game: Hill's junior college career came to an end in late October. He completed the 2013 season with the following statistics: 1,361 all-purpose yards in nine games (151.2 yards per game); 659 rushing yards on 101 carries (6.5 avg.), 5 TDs; 32 receptions for 532 yards (16.6 avg.), 6 TDs; 12 punt returns for 63 yards (5.3 avg.), and 107 yards in kickoff returns.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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CHRIS LACY, WR (6-3, 185)
DeSoto High School (DeSoto, Texas)
This week's game: Lacy caught seven passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns, including a 74-yard catch and run for a score just 19 seconds into the game, as DeSoto rolled up 813 total yards and 35 first downs in Friday night's 67-21 victory over Copperas Cove in a Class 5A-Division I bi-district playoff opener.

DeSoto 67, Copperas Cove 21: Dallas Morning News

Next game: Saturday, Nov. 23, DeSoto (11-0) vs. Coppell (9-1) in Class 5A-Division I area playoff game.
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JEREMIAH LEDBETTER, DT (6-3, 272)
Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson, Kan.)
This week's game: Ledbetter is Hutchinson's second-leading tackler as the Blue Dragons prepare for the Salt City Bowl on Dec. 7. In 10 games, he has 59 tackles (nine for loss), five sacks, 11 quarterback hurries and an interception.

Next game: Saturday, Dec. 7, Hutchinson (7-4) vs. Dakota College (8-2) in Salt City Bowl (Hutchinson, Kan.).
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JOSH MABIN, LB (6-2, 220)
Klein Oak High School (Spring, Texas)
This week's game: Mabin's season is completed.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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MATTHEW MUCHA, OT (6-6, 255)
Clear Lake High School (Houston, Texas)
This week's game: Mucha's season is completed.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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JUWAN OFFRAY, CB (5-11, 170)
Edna Karr High School (New Orleans, La.)
This week's game: Offray intercepted a pass – one of three picks by his team – which led to a touchdown as Edna Karr opened the playoffs with a 53-7 victory over Salmen on Thursday night in a Class 4A bi-district playoff game.

Karr kicks off title defense in style, knocks off Salmen (watch video of Ofray's interception at 1:20 mark): New Orleans Times-Picayune

Next game: Friday, Nov. 22, vs. Edna Karr (8-1) vs. Crowley (7-3) in Class 4A regional game.

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JUSTIN PHILLIPS, LB (5-11, 190)
Pearland HIgh School (Pearland, Texas)
This week's game: Pearland opened the playoffs Friday night with a 42-20 victory over Deer Park in a Class 5A-Division I bi-district game.

Next game: TBA, Pearland (10-1) vs. Fort Bend Austin (6-5) in a Class 5A-Division I regional game.
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RAMON RICHARDS, Ath. (6-1, 190)
Brackenridge High School (San Antonio, Texas)
This week's game: Richards returned to the field for the first time in three weeks after being sidelined with a concussion, throwing for 279 yards and two touchdowns but it wasn't enough as Brackenridge lost 45-20 to Buda Hays on Friday night in a Class 4A-Division I bi-district playoff opener. Richards was 26-of-43 passing for the two TDs with one interception, and also rushed for 8 yards on 18 carries.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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TREY ROBERTS, Ath. (6-1, 190)
Eisenhower High School (Houston, Texas)
This week's game: Eisenhower saw its season come to an end on Friday night with a 24-23 loss to Houston Cypress Ridge in a Class 5A-Division II bi-district playoff game.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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MASON RUDOLPH, QB (6-4, 220)
Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, S.C.)
This week's game: Rudolph was outstanding from the opening snap, going 7-for-7 for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter, as the No. 1-ranked Class 4A Northwestern Trojans defeated West Florence 52-22 on Friday night in the first round of the 4A Division II playoffs. He finished the game 21-of-27 passing for 276 yards with six TDs, and also rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown on five carries. In 12 games, Rudolph has completed 267 of 367 passes (72.8 percent) for 3,373 yards and 47 touchdowns with just six interceptions. His 434 rushing yards also leads the team.

Next game: Friday, Nov. 22, Northwestern (12-0) vs. York (10-2) in Class 4A Division II second-round playoff game.
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ZACH SINOR, P (6-0, 190)
Medina Valley High School (Castroville, Texas)
This week's game: Corpus Christi Calallen defeated Medina Valley 49-6 on Friday night in the Class 4A-Division II bi-district playoff opener.

Next game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, OSU vs. Florida State in Dallas.
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DEVON THOMAS, RB (5-10, 190)
Broken Arrow High School (Broken Arrow, Okla.)
This week's game: Thomas rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries as Broken Arrow opened the Class 6A playoffs with a 44-14 victory over Booker T. Washington on Friday night. Thomas scored on runs of 3 and 2 yards for the Tigers, who improve to 9-2 with the win.

Broken Arrow pounds Washington, 44-14: Broken Arrow Ledger

Next game: Friday, Nov. 22, at Mustang in quarterfinals of the Class 6A playoffs.
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COLE WALTERSCHEID, DE (6-6, 205)
Muenster High School (Muenster, Texas)
This week's game: Muenster earned a first-round bye this week as the Class 1A-Division II playoffs started.

Next game: Friday, Nov. 22, Muenster (10-0) vs. Wink (8-3) in Class 1A-Division II area playoff game.

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JAMES WASHINGTON, WR (6-0, 193)
Stamford High School (Stamford, Texas)
This week's game: Stamford did not play this week after earning a first-round bye in the Class 1A-Division I playoffs.

Next game: TBA, Stamford (9-1) vs. Anson (10-1) in Class 1A-Division I area playoff game.

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JOYAN WILLIAMS, DT (6-3, 255)
Edna Karr High School (New Orleans, La.)
This week's game: Karr began defense of its Class 4A state title with a 53-7 victory over Salmen on Thursday night in a Class 4A bi-district playoff game.

Karr kicks off title defense in style, knocks off Salmen: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Next game: Friday, Nov. 22, vs. Edna Karr (8-1) vs. Crowley (7-3) in Class 4A regional game.

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