Ledbetter, Hutchinson Go Six Overtimes

Oklahoma State defensive tackle commitment Jeremiah Ledbetter of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College is preparing for a Jayhawk Conference semifinal game this weekend against Dodge City. His Hutchinson team finished the regular season 6-3 after losing to Butler County last week in the longest game in Hutchinson history.

Hutchinson suffered a 19-16 loss to Butler County in a game that wasn't decided until six overtimes were played.

"It was the longest game I've ever played in," said the 6-3, 292-pound Ledbetter, who played his high school football at Gainesville, Ga. "It was a strange game and a defensive game. We've tried to put it past us and I feel good about this week."

Butler kicked a 21-yard field goal to win the game but finished with just 332 total yards on 73 plays (an average of 4.5 yards per snap). Hutchinson finished with 395 total yards of total offense on 91 plays (an average of 4.3 yards per play).

Ledbetter, who committed to Oklahoma State in June after an unofficial visit to the campus, finished the regular season with 51 tackles, 21 of those unassisted, 10.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, and two passes deflected.

He should be in the running for all-Jayhawk Conference honors.

"I feel good and feel like I'm getting better and better as the season goes on," Ledbetter said when asked about his play.

"We've corrected the mistakes from our first game with them (40-34 overtime loss to Dodge City), so I feel good about this Saturday," Ledbetter added.

He also told us that his official visit to Oklahoma State as of now is scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 22 and the home game the next day against Baylor. He is expected to be a mid-term enrollee.

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