Sheperd Took ACT Saturday, Watched On TV

Brandon Sheperd had an early Saturday morning after catching a pair of touchdowns passes on Friday night in a 34-13 Parkway Central win over Webster Groves.

Parkway Central is now 8-1 on the season. The loss for Webster Groves was their first of the season and they are now 7-1.

Sheperd's first touchdown catch was an eight yarder and then his second was a highlight reel catch according to the Webster Groves newspaper, The Patch.

Sheperd broke open down the right sideline, right in front of his own bench, and somehow made a leaping catch around the 20-yard line, with a Webster defender all over him, then spun away from trouble and raced the remaining 15 yards into the endzone for his league-leading 18th touchdown of the season.

"He's a great player," Webster Groves head coach Cliff Ice told The Patch. "We knew that. And we tried to do some things to keep him from breaking the game open with some big plays. But he made a big one right there that really hurt us."

Sheperd has narrowed his college choices down to Oklahoma State and Missouri and the two schools were meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Columbia giving Sheperd a chance to see the two schools play each other in person.

"No sir, I wasn't there. I was taking the ACT," said Sheperd. "I watched the game when I was finished and Oklahoma State played pretty good."

Sheperd said nothing has changed in his recruitment recently and that it is still down to those two schools in Oklahoma State and Missouri.

"I do have my visits set up and I am going to be at Oklahoma State in a couple of weeks and then go to Missouri in December," added Sheperd, who is really kind of a quiet guy.

When asked if that Oklahoma State visit was for Nov. 5 when the Cowboys host Kansas State on that Saturday in what is now scheduled to be an ESPN televised contest at 2:30 (CT), Sheperd said that date sounded right.

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