Oklahoma senior wide receiver Jalen Saunders had one of his best games as a Sooner Saturday when he caught six passes for 158 yards and a pair of second quarter touchdowns as Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech, 38-30, in a Big 12 matchup.
The former Pleasant Grove star scored on pass receptions of 15 and 76 yards to boost the Sooners to a lead in the second quarter. Oklahoma had to come from behind in the third quarter to win and hand the Red Raiders their first loss of the season.
Oklahoma is now 7-1 overall, 4-1 in the Big 12.
Saunders is leading the Sooners with 35 catches, 431 yards and 5 TD’s this season.
Van Dyke’s Big Game Overshadows Near-Record Night
UCLA-commit Alex Van Dyke continued to show why he is the area’s top wide receiver with a big game Friday night in Cosumnes Oaks’ win over Vista del Lago.
Van Dyke had nine catches for 266 yards and three touchdowns in the Wolfpack’s 40-21 Sierra Valley League win over Vista.
The show by Van Dyke may have outshined the night Vista quarterback Matt Jimison had. He attempted 71 passes, completed 48 for 422 yards and three TD’s. The 71 attempts was almost a state record.
According to CalHiSports, earlier this year Trey Tinsley from El Toro High School tried 75 passes in a game to set the state mark.
In Friday’s loss, Vista del Lago had only three running plays, all by Jimison on what appeared to be designed pass plays.
The Wolfpack can pretty much wrap up its first SVL title this Friday with a home win against Liberty Ranch.
Bradshaw Kicker Nears Scoring Record
Bradshaw Christian assistant football coach Chris Abe says his team’s placekicker, Jennie Lawson, is only eight points away from setting a state scoring record for kickers.
Yes, she’s a girl.