Sinor Has A Bye Week, Just Like Cowboys

Oklahoma State is getting excellent production out of transfer punter and kickoff specialist Kip Smith. Medina Valley High School senior and Oklahoma State commitment Zach Sinor agrees. He was in Houston for the Cowboys' season-opening win over Mississippi State and the debut of Smith as the Pokes punter.

"It was good. I had a great time," said Sinor. "(Kip) has done a good job, a really good job."

Sinor is off to a good start himself as Medina Valley is 2-1 and has a bye this week before hosting Harlinsville in a game to open district play that will feature the two teams favored to win the district.

"It's a game everybody is saying will decide the district championship," said Sinor enthusiastically. "I've done well so far, but I really haven't ben able to extend my punts. I had one that went over 50 yards in the air, but I've had so many punts that have been where I was just trying to pin it inside the 20. I've been more concerned with hang time so far."

Sinor has 15 punts in the first three games and is averaging 42.3 yards per punt. He claims to be decent at locating punts and getting his kicks to go dead inside the 20. He'd love to have a chance right now to really boom several kicks.

Sinor came into this season one of the top punters in Texas high school football. His stats ranked him the fourth best punter in Texas last season as he earned first-team all-district, first-team all-area & All-Area Super Team, and All-State.

He was also named first-team punter on the Padilla Poll Class 4A All-State Team and he was named second-team Texas Sportswriters Association Class 4A All-State Football.

Sinor said he has been aware of the recent Sports Illustrated series on Oklahoma State football, but he said it hasn't changed anything with him.

"It doesn't change anything for me. I know a lot of people say it goes on everywhere and I guess it does some," he said. "I also know that some guys are going to say things if things didn't work out for them. I've liked what I've see at OSU.

"I want to get to a home game," added Sinor. "It's a long drive, so I would have to leave after one of my games on Friday night and it would have to be an afternoon game or a later game. I'm looking at the schedule because I really want to see a home game."

Unfortunately for Sinor, Oklahoma State and Medina Valley had their bye weeks line up with each other. That means maybe some swimming and hanging out with friends this weekend for Sinor. He'll take care of that leg that will be responsible for field position for Medina Valley next week in the early showdown with Harlinsville.

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